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Know the Hero from The Hidden by Augustina Van Hoven @augustinavhoven #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRAugustina Van Hoven, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about The Hidden.

The Hidden by Augustina Van Hoven

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

The monsters are real…

For most of her life, Lily Montgomery had thought the creatures that inhabited her dreams lived on only in the pages of the horror novels she wrote. Until she was kidnapped by a vampire and forced to go on the run from werewolves and other shapeshifters. And from her emotions. For, against all reason, her heart was also at risk of being captured by the vampire.

Valerian DuCharme had been turned into a vampire against his will. But in the turning, he did not lose his charisma or his caring. Now the enforcer for one of the princely houses of the Community, he tried to ensure the safety of anyone who came within range. And of many who didn’t. But it was all reflex, until he met Lily. And emotions he hadn’t felt for hundreds of years surfaced.

Know the Hero from The Hidden

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

He’d go for a run under the stars, preferable along a nice lake or river.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He loves breakfast food with eggs and bacon so he’d pick up a bacon, egg & cheese biscuit.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He loves boots, jeans, a tee shirt and his leather jacket.

Does he know how to fix things?

If it is something created before electricity, he can fix but modern things, not so much.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

His current mission is to find out who is leaking information about the hidden community to the humans. He needs to question a woman about it but soon discovers there are others after her. He kidnapped her to keep her safe and now must protector her from shifters and others who want to kill both of them.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Since he was turned into a vampire, he lost the ability to have his own, so he is very kind and gentle with children.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Since being in any kind of sunlight turns him into a briquette, he is in his case before sunrise.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

That depends on his mission. He can be very charming and diplomatic when he needs their trust or he can scare the crap out of them if they are in his way.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He has a trusted human assistant named Karl. Karl also acts as his daylight ambassador.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle always. He is either in his van if he is on a mission or his Ducati Diavel motorcycle.

Recycle or toss?

Toss. Two hundred year old habits are hard to break.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy The Hidden

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Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, dog and two cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.
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Read the new Paranormal Romance Fury Unleashed by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #PNRNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Fury Unleashed.

Fury Unleashed by NJ Walters

Genre PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Maccus Fury, a fallen angel, is trying hard to keep his sanity. Seems being an assassin might be catching up with him. Now, Heaven, or Hell, has sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. Lovely. She’s pretending to seduce him, and he’s okay with that. She’s smart and snarky–but she has no idea what she’s walked into. And he’s more than peeved that they only sent one person. They’re going to need an army if they want him dead.

Morrigan Quill is one of Hell’s bounty hunters. She sold her soul to keep her sister safe, and now she’s working off her contract by catching bad guys and dragging them back to hell. When Lucifer makes her a new offer–that’s definitely too good to be true–she can’t say no. All she has to do is kill a powerful and crazy-hot fallen angel, who will totally kick her ass in battle.

Good thing he won’t see what’s coming next.

Why did you write this book?

I’ve been thinking about these characters for quite some time. It all started when I wondered who you’d call if a paranormal creature got out of control. Not like regular law enforcement could handle it. And if they were really bad, you’d need someone just as dark and deadly to deal with them. That lead me to the Forgotten Brotherhood–paranormal assassins–misfits who have no place in the world. They exist in the shadows, doing the dirty jobs no one else can or will do.

Maccus came to me first–a fallen angel who’d been cast into Hell and fought his way out. All he wants is peace, but there is a dark side to him that needs to be managed, so he does it in the most productive way possible–he’s an assassin. He’s not the monster under the bed, he’s the one you call to kill the monster under the bed. He’s so fierce both Heaven and Hell fear him.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance is my favorite genre to read. Depending on my mood, I’ll read contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, historical, or sci-fi/fantasy. There are so many great books to choose from.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

That’s an impossible question to answer. There are so many I love. One of my favorites is Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. She is one kickass heroine and her storyline has been carried over fifty books. She’s grown and evolved through the series. I grab each new book when it’s released.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on the next Forgotten Brotherhood book–Arctic Bite.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

There are more Forgotten Brotherhood books coming. After that, who knows?

Where to buy Fury Unleashed


Barnes and Noble

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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Bucket list of Tristian Shandie from A Warlock's Secrets by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryLet’s meet Tristian Shandie from A Warlock’s Secrets, a Paranormal Romance/Mystery by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Warlock’s Secrets.

A Warlock’s Secrets by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Years ago, a sacred ceremony at the Dragon’s Moon Coven turned deadly. Son of the high priestess, Tristian Shandie’s life changed forever. With a price on his head and revenge in his heart, he has no choice but to follow in his father’s footsteps to a profession shrouded in secrets. Now his skills as an enforcer for the Demon Overlord are second to none. But dangerous secrets he harbors are a liability he can no longer afford.

A chance meeting with a woman he finds irresistible flips Tristian’s world upside down. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own. Bad boys never appealed to her until Tristian, who changes everything. In his darkest hours, she is dragged into his magical world.

If they survive, is she strong enough to heal his heart and tame the warlock? Or will their secrets destroy them?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: Late 30’s
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Ireland
Profession: Enforcer/Assassin
Ethnicity: Irish

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Approximately Six feet three inches, muscular, long legs, broad chest.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was, I guess I still am to some extent the Enforcer/ Assassin for the Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere. In the last year, I have transitioned from the hands on position to managing my teams of enforcers who keep the peace between the paranormal creatures residing in the mortal world.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Hannah Shaughnessy – She’s one tough lady. Never met anyone like her. I was impressed with her at our first meeting. Hannah is a cyber security specialist with secrets of her own

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I’m the firstborn son of the high priestess of our coven. I have a younger sister, Angie, I raised after our parents were murdered.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Toy, I don’t remember. Favorite thing to play with or hone would be my magical powers.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love a thin crust pizza with beef, lots of cheese and sauce.

Tell us about your best friend.

This may sound strange, but it’s my boss. Bruce. We’ve worked together for years and have had each other’s backs for most of that time. Well there was an incident or maybe a time we didn’t see eye to eye. In fact I tried to kill him. He dated and eventually married my little sister. That was a difficult situation, but in the grand scheme of things it worked out.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – The country intrigues me. Did you know there are species of creatures (normal not talking about paranormal) found nowhere else in the mortal world? The landscape is awe inspiring. And no one knows me there.

In my line of work, I see the worst of just about all the countries in the mortal world. So not many places left for me to visit before my time is up. I own a beach house in Hawaii. I realize you mean places l’ve never been, but as I said, not many of those, only one in fact and I listed it already. So back to my beach house, it’s the only place I can relax, enjoy friends and be myself. Let my guard down, well mostly, never completely, which would be a fatal mistake.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Seventh level of Hell. Been there to deliver a prisoner, never want to go back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Not many of these either. Garth Brooks or Jon BonJovi. I enjoy their music.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Several of the other Demon Overlords. They, unlike Bruce, are always stirring up trouble. They let things get out of hand before addressing it. Then myself, or one of my teams are called up to terminate the situation. Know what I mean?

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

The day my parents were murdered. I’d attempt to defuse the situation before it got so out of hand or if not possible annihilate the Demon’s responsible. We were caught of guard and by surprise. I vowed never to let that happen again. My sister deserved to have a childhood. I did the best I could, but was very strict with her in light of the death of our parents.

About Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career. She now has eleven books published and several in the pipeline.

With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.

Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Tristian was not an easy character to write. I hadn’t planned on writing his story, but after readers and reviews clamored for his story. I delved into it. He challenged me at every turn.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Because after spending so much time learning about him, he has become one of my favor characters. There are multi-facets to his personality.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

In truth, as I said above, I’d never considered writing his story. He was the Demon Overlords enforcer/assassin, for heaven’s sake (A Demon’s Witch). After delving into who he really is and what he wants, come to find out, he has a strong moral compass and when love comes his way he is fiercely protective and everything Hannah is looking for in a forever relationship.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

A Warlock’s Secrets is book two in the five, soon to be six book in the award winning Demon’s Witch Series.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Cozy mystery. In fact I have one on the back burner as we speak.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

Where to buy A Warlock’s Secrets

Amazon UK
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Bolt (Fangs and Fists 1) by Kate Hill @katehillromance #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRKate Hill, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Bolt.

Bolt (Fangs and Fists 1) by Kate Hill

Genre Erotic Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

In a futuristic world ruled by demons, werewolves are enslaved to fight in gladiatorial matches for the amusement of their evil masters.

Kiara remembers what life was like living free — before she was taken by demons and bred to gladiators so that the new generations of wolves would retain their ferocity but forget their freedom. Mated to top gladiator Grit, she has a son with this surprisingly gentle lover who is also planning their escape. When Grit is killed in the arena, his close friend upholds his promise to protect Kiara and the cub.

Bolt and Kiara have loved each other from the moment they met, but they buried their feelings because she was mated to his best friend. When Grit dies, despite their guilt, Bolt and Kiara surrender to their desire for each other. Will their love be strong enough to help them win freedom from their evil masters?

Where to buy Bolt (Fangs and Fists 1)

Barnes and Noble

Kate Hill Social Media

Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Since 1996, she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.
She prefers to blend genres, and she loves horror and a happily ever after, so her books can be a bit unusual. If you’re looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there’s a good chance you’ll find something to your taste in her backlist.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and watching horror movies. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.
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Read The Alpha Council Chronicles by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #PNRWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Today’s guest is Brenda Sparks, author of The Alpha Council Chronicles, a paranormal romance series. Brenda, tell us about your book.

The Alpha Council Chronicles Series by Brenda Sparks

Genre Paranormal Romance

Series heat level (based on movie ratings): R

In the shadows of the night, there exists a band of warriors–a group of vampires, known as the Alpha Council. Their vow, to protect not only their kind but the humans existing alongside them.

Together they will confront an extraordinary destiny of peril, passion, and dark pleasures in the riveting paranormal romance series, The Alpha Council Chronicles.

Where to buy The Alpha Council Chronicles Series

Barnes and Noble

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Brenda Sparks has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.
Brenda loves connecting with readers. To contact Brenda or for more information on her books, including excerpts, free reads, and more please visit her website.
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Is It True: My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey @gabbigrey #RLFblog #gayromanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Gabbi Grey, author of My Past, Your Future, a Paranormal Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey

Genre Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.

A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.

But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

This is my first book. I’m super excited about and nervous.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, this book is part of a series. The Wild Rose Press has created an inn in a fictious Vermont town. The Deerbourne Inn books are loosely connected stories set in the town of Willow Springs.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not true. Although my characters make me work hard to give them a proper happy ending, my slumber wasn’t interrupted.

you did research for this book?

I did research for the book. One of the characters is a history professor visiting from Scotland (don’t you just love their accents?), and the other character was a black soldier in the American Civil War. I had to research life back in the 1860s as well as the war itself. I worry about the details but hope I got it right.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

One of the characters is a ghost. That’s not human, right? He died over one hundred and fifty years ago, fighting for the union army.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes, this book straddles genres. First and foremost, it is a romance with a happy ending. Secondly, it is a gay romance – two men falling in love. Thirdly it is erotic – happy times are had in the cabin they are forced to share during a winter storm. Finally, there are paranormal elements. I didn’t set out to write a paranormal romance but if you have a ghost, it gets included in that category. I see my character as a real person, even if he is dead.

you speak more than one language?

True. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada. The city is separated from the French province of Quebec by the Ottawa river, but that’s easy to cross these days. My parents put me in a program called French Immersion and I spent more than half my school day studying French. I’ve lost some of it but I drop the occasional French word in my stories.

you grew up where you live now?

False. I grew up in Ottawa the capital of Canada. I now live on the west coast in a little town called Mission. I love beautiful British Columbia and can’t believe I get to make this place my home.

you love to read?

Absolutely true. Although I listen to audiobooks, I count that as reading. Last year I listened to over two hundred books and am already on track for something similar this year.

you are never late?

Another true. I plan carefully to always arrive at least fifteen minutes early. I never leave home without my iPod, so I can listen to an audiobook while waiting. I’m a firm believer in courtesy – if you’re making time for me, the least I can be is prompt.

you love pizza?

Who doesn’t? Pizza is something we don’t eat very often, so when I do, it’s a treat. I love bacon, mushrooms, and green olives.

you love sushi?

Uh, no. Never. Raw fish holds less than zero appeal to me.

you have a pet?

This is probably the most important truth. I have a sixteen-year-old purebred Himalayan cat named Lady Arabella de Bergerac (her father was Cyrano). Her trusted companion is my four-year-old chinpoo, Ally. Ally is ten pounds of pure love. She’s a therapy dog, and so is often allowed with me into restaurants, stores, nursing homes, and hospitals. Ally brings happiness wherever she goes. I might have rescued her, but she’s the one who saved me.

Where to buy My Past, Your Present


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Gabbi Grey lives surrounded by trees, racoons, deer, and other woodland creatures, on a mountain in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin poo keeps her safe from nasty bears.
Working for the government by day, she spends her nights writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances…and while she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love.
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Again, thank you Kayelle for letting me hang out. I have a contest going on if you’re interested.


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