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Bucket list of Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings from Passionate Destiny @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #paranormal #PNRLet’s meet Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings from Passionate Destiny, a paranormal erotic romance by Dee S Knight. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Passionate Destiny by Dee S Knight

Genre Paranormal erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings, professor of women’s studies at a small New Jersey college, is a woman who confidently knows who she is and what she expects of life. Until she loses her teaching position and her well-ordered life gets turned upside down. Then, in a subtle stroke of whimsy, fate tosses her a gift in an historic home and property in Virginia.
Harboring visions of Gone With the Wind, she determines to use River Peace as a temporary reprieve from her troubles. Images of Tara quickly evaporate when she arrives to discover the reality of her inheritance, however.
River Peace has history, grace and style going for it. After only one night, Margaret discovers that it also has a ghost. She’s visited by a male spirit from the time of the War Between the States, who knows how to make a woman feel special. And very loved, indeed.
Aaron Belton meets Margaret when she first arrives in Virginia. He’s renowned for historic renovations on a multitude of properties, but he’s got a special place in his heart for River Peace. He and his family believe the property always should have belonged to them. In fact, Aaron will do almost anything to make that happen. When his passion for the house changes to a passion for the house’s owner, Aaron’s as surprised as anyone. Can he gain both? To do so, he’ll have to face a spectral being.
And his own destiny.
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: Early 30s—a woman’s prime
Gender: Proudly female
Birthplace: New Jersey
Profession: Professor of Women’s Studies
Ethnicity: Yankee
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I have auburn hair that is (sadly) curly and nearly untamable, blue eyes, and a slim 5’8″ frame.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Until recently, I taught as a full professor at a college in New Jersey. Due to cut backs, they did away with the Women’s Studies courses (can you imagine??) and I found myself wondering how I would make ends meet. Wouldn’t you know, that very week I received notice from a lawyer in Virginia that a relative I didn’t know had left me a mansion in Virginia. Now, even a feminist can be a little romantic now and then, so naturally I imagined Tara, or something close. But my natural realistic tendencies took over when I saw the poor old, dilapidated structure River Peace really was. However, I can be stubborn and demanding, and I soon determined who would do the work so I could sell the place. After all, the little berg in central Virginia where the house was located was not for me. The pace was too slow, the people were too nosy (some would say friendly, but they would be wrong), and the whole state not New Jersey. Does that tell you enough?
Who is the significant other in your life?
At one time I was married to Jackson Hollings, a colleague at my college with an unfortunate penchant for teaching assistants. Now I have a strong attraction for the man making the repairs on my house, Aaron Belton. My God! The man is attractive in a visceral way. But strange. Very strange. He gave up a professorship at a nearby prestigious university in order to work on old houses. The sex is great but the man is a little weird.
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?

Only child.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
A doll but even as a child I never liked Barbie, who exemplifies the physical side of a woman instead of her mind and accomplishments. In my opinion, every Barbie should come with a big, fat pimple on her chin and love handles to remind girls that even so-called beautiful women have real life to deal with.
Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.
Thank God I have a high metabolism because I like almost all food. I do stay away from fried food, however. That is, I did until Aaron took me to the diner in town. Southerners do have a way with fried chicken, don’t they? Best I’ve ever had!
Tell us about your best friend.
I guess before he cheated on me, my husband would have been my best friend. Jackson is a real charmer, and I’m not unaware of them even now that we’re divorced. He’s a great teacher and a lot of fun. He also has a fine mind and a challenging way about him, always keeping me on my toes. He’s attractive (though not in Aaron’s league), and I always enjoyed being on his arm when we went out. Weirdly, Jackson’s also a bit of a gossip, and all of my girlfriends loved being around him. He mixes well with men or women—is that strange?
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Truthfully, until coming to Virginia, I never saw much reason to leave New Jersey. We have the shore and mountains close by in Pennsylvania. New York City isn’t far from where I lived and neither is the countryside. I had everything I thought a person could want, all within a hundred miles of my home, so why pay good money to go anywhere else? Now, with Aaron, there are any number of places I’d like to see. He gives everything a new perspective. I would like to explore how women lived in the past (maybe Rome or Greece) and the present (Peru, maybe, or Tanzania). I feel like the world has opened for me after moving just a few hundred miles south.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
Aaron and I recently visited Haiti for one of Aaron’s consulting jobs. The poverty was so overwhelming. It made me feel helpless and determined to make some kind of difference at the same time.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
Queen Elizabeth. People make fun of her for some reason, but she’s set the standard for how to live a decent, good life in public service, through good times and bad. And to serve as queen for all these years you know she has to have a backbone.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Any boorish man who thinks he knows what’s best for a woman.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
1920. I would be among the first women able to vote for president of the Unites States.

About Dee S Knight

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

I’m not sure what the biggest challenge (problem) was exactly, but I almost didn’t finish it. I started it in February and by November, I said to myself that if I didn’t finish by Thanksgiving I was going to virtually shove it under the bed with the dust bunnies. Fortunately I had a small mercy to be thankful for because I sent it to Liquid Silver the week before the holiday. From when I started to when I finished, I wrote one other whole book and several novellas, just because I couldn’t get off the dime with Margaret and Aaron. I’m so happy I did finish because Passionate Destiny has almost all 5 rated reviews and was a Top Pick in Romantic Times magazine!

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

I’ve always liked Margaret. She was based on my boss when I worked in New Jersey, and if he read the book he would immediately know. I loved working for Joe and I like to think that I gave Margaret some of his character that made her spunky and sassy. It’s been a while since Passionate Destiny was released and I’d like to do a bit more with it.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

When the book came out I was asked to write a sequel but usually when I finish writing a book I ‘m ready to put the characters away. Since then I’ve thought about a sequel and even a prequel. Virginia has such a rich history that it would be easy to draw from for another book or two with Margaret, Aaron and their families.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

That I was a professional editor for training materials—pretty boring stuff! It made writing fiction a good release in the evenings.

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

Thank you! I’ve appreciated your support over the years and now!!

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Know the Heroine from The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #romanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre Romance with a paranormal twist
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
CORFU, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

“Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride.”
~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights

“Reading Ms Moschoudi’s work is like visiting a friend. You are so wrapped up in the story that you don’t want it to end!”
~Julie Blaskie, Amazon reviewer

“I could feel the warm sun and sandy beaches even on a cold dreary day.”
~Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer

The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday romance. Even though it’s the first book in a series, it has a satisfactory ending and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

Know the Heroine from The Ebb

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Sofia loves to daydream or to write poetry so she’s likely to do one of the two. Or even both.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
A cheese pastry. It’s one of the most popular go-to snacks for students in Athens such as herself.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She works on a sports pier on the beach in Corfu during the summer so wears her swimsuit all day long. In the evenings, she wears shorts or mini skirts and flimsy cotton t-shirts as it’s too hot and humid to wear anything else.
Does she know how to fix things?
Goodness, no! These things are done only by men in her Greek world of the 1980s…
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
When things go bad, Sofia tends to get upset and cry. Not because she’s weak but because she’s grown too fed up to handle her inner misery by now. Her parents are overprotective, and her father, especially, is very strict and expects her to be perfect in every way. The last time she got in trouble with her dad was when she had some fun going out for a drink with her cousins but neglected to drop by her uncle Yannis’s restaurant on her way home like she was supposed to. In her defense, though, Uncle Yannis gives her the creeps…
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Sofia is sweet and gentle with children. Her mother and grandmother are both affectionate, nurturing women who show her love generously, so she acts the same towards the young ones. Sofia actually likes the shy children the most, as they remind her of her at that age. She loves to make them laugh.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Sofia stretches like a cat and yawns a lot in bed, snoozing for a good while before getting up. She dresses quickly in casual attire and after a cup of tea and some buttered toast she’s ready to face the day. When she rushes to catch the bus to Athens for her studies, she often skips breakfast and grabs a cheese pastry on her way to University.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
Sofia acts nonchalant with everyone, and has become masterful over time at hiding her true feelings and wishes. She has many secrets because she was raised by overprotective parents and is plagued by village gossip in Corfu as well where she spends her summer holidays with her grandparents. The only person who knows all her secrets is her best friend Loula. Together, they visited a clairvoyant who told Sofia that Danny, the English tourist she’s fallen for, is someone she loved in a previous life. She also helped her make some sense of the grieving woman that haunts her dreams, dictating poems to her.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
Sofia doesn’t hire workers and lets her parents or grandparents deal with these things. She never does this sort of thing as everyone still treats her like a minor despite her being twenty years old. Even when she tries to get a job for the first time (in a sports pier in Corfu during the summer of 1987), she has to get her father’s permission first!
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Pierced earrings are okay. Sofia got her ears pierced as a teen which is very common in Greece and was deemed acceptable by her family. Anything else would be unheard of. Her family would have a fit, but she wouldn’t want to have any tattoos or piercings anyway. In her world, that’s a very uncommon thing to see.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Sofia doesn’t have a driver’s license so she takes buses to visit the Athens university. For her annual visit to the island of Corfu, she takes a coach, then a ferry across from the mainland.
Recycle or toss?
Recycling isn’t a widespread practice in the 1980s in Greece. So, the only recycling Sofia does is that of printed paper. She uses the blank side for noting stuff down. Oh. And she donates her old clothes to the local church or to poor families in her neighborhood.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Ebb


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Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy and Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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The Unexpected Wife by Caroline Warfield

Charles Wheatly, Duke of Murnane, accepts an unofficial fact-finding mission to the East India Company’s enclave in Canton, China, on behalf of the queen. He anticipates intrigue, international tensions, and an outlet for his grief over the death of his young son. He isn’t entirely surprised when he also encounters the troublesome offspring of his mentor, the Duke of Sudbury, but the profound love he discovers for the determined young woman is unforeseen and untimely. Charles certainly doesn’t expect to also face his troubled marriage in such an exotic locale. The appearance of his estranged wife in the company of their enemy throws the entire enterprise into conflict, and tensions boil over when the woman he loves is put at risk by his wife’s scheming—and the beginnings of the First Opium War.
Zambak Hayden seethes with frustration. A woman her age has occupied the throne for over a year, yet the Duke of Sudbury’s line of succession still passes over her—his eldest—to land on a son with neither spine nor character. She follows her brother, the East India Company’s newest and least competent clerk, to Macau to protect him and to safeguard the family honor—if she also escapes the gossip and intrigues of London and the marriage mart, so much the better. She has no intention of being forced into some sort of dynastic marriage, and she may just refuse to marry at all. The greed and corruption she finds horrifies her, especially when her brother succumbs to the lure of opium. She determines to document the truth. When an old family friend arrives, she assumes her father sent him. She isn’t about to bend to his dictates nor give up her quest. Her traitorous heart, however, can’t stop yearning for a man she can’t have.
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To save his brother, Khyff must seduce a powerful alien ambassador. A relationship with a human will derail her career and destroy her, so it’s vital he keep Mehfawni enthralled and occupied, too busy for affairs of state. Though he hates her people, Khyff finds her noble, attentive, and gentle. When he begins to like her, he must guard his heart, for if he fails in his mission, it means his brother’s life. The problem is, he never expected one of her kind to have such honor. He didn’t expect to trust her. And he didn’t expect to fall in love…
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Constant spinning, round and round and round, temperatures rise and fall from stifling heat to chilling cold, emotions run high in anticipation of what will happen next… there’s a fine line between surviving a tornado and falling in love.
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Read Bear of the Midnight Sun by Holly Bargo @HollyBargoBooks #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance Holly Bargo, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here. Please tell us about Bear of the Midnight Sun.

Bear of the Midnight Sun by Holly Bargo

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
After a thousand years, immortal polar bear shifter Sindre finally finds his mate—on a talk show. In the city where anything goes, an impromptu wedding is just a taste of what’s to come. Startled into going through the ceremony, Miranda can’t stop the big, virile man from staking his claim on her and releasing her bear. Sindre can’t believe his good luck and will do anything to keep his mate at his side, up to and including taking marital advice from Atlas Leonidus. An independent woman with a successful career, Miranda melts at his touch and shuns his control, except she can’t control her bear.

Where to buy Bear of the Midnight Sun

Publisher: Hen House Publishing

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Holly Bargo is the author’s pseudonym and really did exist once upon a time as a fondly remembered, temperamental Appaloosa mare. Holly writes fantasy and romance and loves combining the two for exciting, sizzling stories touched by magic.
Holly and her husband live on a hobby farm in southwest Ohio with an ancient horse, elderly llama, clowder of cats, and timid Great Dane named after Catwoman. They have two children, one enrolled in college and the other serving in the military.
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Ghostly Interlude by Stacy McKitrick #RLFblog #Paranormal romanceStacy McKitrick, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Ghostly Interlude by Stacy McKitrick

Genre: Paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Maggie Russell–legal assistant by day, horror writer by night–gets the scare of her life when she wakes up in a strange café without any idea of how she got there. But if she tells anyone about her sleepwalking escapades, she could lose her grandmother’s house, and she’s fought hard to keep it.
Dean Parker is a private investigator whose office is next door to Maggie’s law firm. He’s been eyeing the pretty brunette ever since she started working there, but getting involved with anyone isn’t in his game plan. When he finds out she’s been having sleeping problems, he suspects her money-grubbing cousin is involved. Instead, he discovers something worse: a ghost is living with Maggie and it appears another may be possessing her.
Dean is determined to help Maggie rid her home of the uninvited guests. He just never figured his attraction to her would be reciprocated. Keeping his distance is no longer an option, though. If he fails, Maggie could very well be possessed forever.

Where to buy Ghostly Interlude

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Stacy McKitrick fell in love with paranormal romance, decided to write her own, and found her passion in life. She used to work in accounting, now she spends her time with vampires, ghosts, and aliens, and is the author of the Bitten by Love and the Ghostly Encounters series. Born in California, she currently resides in Ohio with her husband.
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Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceBrenda Sparks, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
How strong is the blood that binds? Tatiana Bolovich is a beautiful femme fatale with a haunting history. Having recently discovered the brutish Demetri Romanoff is her heartmate, she spent the past year avoiding him, but the Fates have other plans.
Demetri commands every situation. A strong, valiant warrior he’s used to being in control, that is until he is kidnapped by demons. Forced to endure unspeakable experiments at the hands of his enemy, the Alpha discovers just how out of control life can get.
Summoned by the Alpha Council, Tatiana grudgingly helps track Demetri down, promising herself that she will disappear from his life forever once the job is done. But matters of the heart are not so easily ignored. Will she give him a chance to prove himself, or will she deny her nature and slip away into the night?

Where to buy Alpha Pair

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Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her writing with her personal life is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romance is a passion that won’t be denied. 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 to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
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