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ST Bende, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Inga Jensson Andersson, from your book, Elsker, The Elsker
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Blush imprint
Length: 61,000 words
Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs
to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University
in Wales
she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting.
He’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok,
the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the
only thing that can save their realms.
Her orderly life just got very messy.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages,
and occupations?
Kristia Tostenson, 20 years old, college student.
Ull Myhr, ancient (but looks 23), Norse God of Winter.
Former Asgardian Assassin, moonlighting as a grad student.
Gunnar Andersson and Inga Jensson Andersson, also Norse gods
moonlighting as grad students. Despite her actual age, Inga swears she’s not a
day over 21.

Interview with Norse goddess Inga Jensson Andersson

Tell us about yourself.
First of all, Kayelle, I have to tell you that scarf looks
fab on you. Totally compliments your eyes. Now, what was the question?
Tell us about yourself.
Oh, right. I’m a pretty normal goddess. I love baking,
decorating, and fencing. Now that I’m on extended vacation in your realm, I’ve
gotten hooked on IndyCar racing, too. My girl Katherine Legge isn’t competing
this year, so I’ve shifted all my loyalties onto that cutie pie, Ryan
Hunter-Reay. *waggles fingers* Hi Ryan.
What else? I’ve been married to my childhood sweetheart,
Gunnar, for practically forever, and I’m totally head over heels for him. We
spend most of our time with our best friend, Ull, and when I’m not taking care
of those two I’m experimenting in the kitchen.
Tell us about Ull.
Ull is… well, he’s Ull. The tall, blonde and handsome god
all the girls swoon over, both back home and here in Midgard. Commanding voice,
piercing blue eyes, crazy arm muscles, the whole deal. But he’s impossibly
stubborn, ridiculously sensitive, insanely bossy, and all together frustrating.
Though I will say he’s great about wearing the clothes I pick out for him. I
just picked up this cream cashmere sweater that’s going to look soooo good with
his tan.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My baking, naturally. Though it should be noted my eyebrow
maintenance is unparalleled.
What was it like where you grew up?
Asgard’s gorgeous. Big rolling
meadows, lots of wildflowers, a willow tree with
actual silver leaves. Crystal blue ponds, the palace… you should visit
sometime. Spring’s best, the daffodils are blooming and they bring so much
What do you wish was different about your
Well, the whole Ragnarok prophecy kind of stinks. We’re all
fated to die at this epic battle in the not-too-distant future. So if I could
change one thing, I’d un-mark myself for death. But other than that, I’ve got a
pretty sweet deal. I’m married to a total dreamboat, we’re on an extended
vacation with our best friend in one of the prettiest realms, and now that we’re
here I can buy stuff without leaving my couch. Your whole Internet shopping
thing is fantastic!
If you were given your fondest wish, what would
it be?
That’s easy. I wish Ull would meet the perfect girl and
settle down. He’s been alone forever, and I know it’s hard for him. I really
want him to be happy.
Also, I wish Ull’s grandma would give me her Norwegian
Waffle recipe. She is ridiculously stingy with that thing, and it’s so not
fair. A recipe that good is meant to be shared.**
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
My kitchen. Without any boys in it. Ull is notorious for
mutilating my high-end kitchenware. No, buddy, my new Shun Santoku is NOT what
you should be using to open that parcel…
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell
us about him/her.
Gunnar and I have been best friends since our first day of
primary. I schooled him in fencing, and he’s spent the rest of his life trying
to get back at me. I’m proud to say he has never, ever, outmaneuvered me in any
sword fight of any kind. Broad sword, rapier and dagger, you name it, I own him
in it. But he’s good with it. Gunnar’s got a seriously naughty sense of humor,
and a heart of gold. He’s one of Asgard’s top assassins, and he’s ranked #3 in
total kills, behind Ull and Thor. My husband is awesome.
**Don’t tell Inga, but ST Bende does share the famous
Norwegian Waffle recipe at the end of ELSKER!

About the Author

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in
Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee)
and Europe… where she became overly fond of the
musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher
inspired The Elsker Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day
pastries will be considered a health food.

Previous Books

Tur, The Elsker Saga prequel, is available to download free
at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Elsker, Book 1 in The Elsker Saga, is available now at Amazon,
Barnes and Noble, and select e-book retailers.

Books Coming Soon

Endre, Book 2 in The Elsker Saga, will be available in
September 2013, from Entranced Publishing.


Be sure to stop by
during April and May. We’re having a month of Elsker-themed giveaways,
stretching from Release Day (April 22, 2013) to the Syttende Mai Waffle Fest
(May 17, 2013). Can’t wait to see you there!

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The Wizard’s Shield

The Wizard’s Shield by Karen McCullough
Originally Published
As: Magic, Murder, and Microcircuits
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (90,000 words; 234 pages)
Tagline: To solve a murder and retrieve a stolen magical shield,
a pair of wizards journey into a dangerous, magical underworld, where the weapons
of choice might be guns… or lightning bolts.
A powerful wizard with a physics degree and a checkered past
invents a shield to ensure he’ll never again be tortured almost to death.
The wizarding powers-that-be fear the repercussions of such a
device and send his former girlfriend, an accomplished wizard herself, to retrieve
the device or destroy it.
When the shield is stolen by the magical mafia, Ilene McConnell
and Michael Morgan have to set aside their differences and work together to recover
it. Michael claims he needs the device as insurance against the kind of injury and
injustice he suffered once before. Ilene maintains its potential to upset the delicate
balance of power makes it too dangerous and that it needs to be destroyed. But none
of that will matter if they can’t retrieve it before a ruthless, powerful wizard
learns how to use it for his own ends.
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The rush of a sudden, fierce wind
outside drew her to a window to watch the shrubs and palm trees flapping wildly.
Sand blew over the pavement and splattered against walls and trees. Dead leaves,
loose papers, and other debris danced in the air. A livid, purple-tinged darkness
turned the day grotesque. Tendrils of indigo-shaded power floated along with the
dark storm clouds.
A flash of lightning seared its way
from sky to ground just beyond a row of houses across the street, followed closely
by a crack of thunder that rattled the windows.
A man and woman hurried three small
children along the boardwalk that led over the dune from the beach to the street.
They toted coolers, bags, boogie boards, and buckets. The youngest trailed a towel
flapping behind him in the wind. More lightning zig-zagged from sky to ground, not
far away. Ilene sucked in a sharp breath.
The father looked up and flinched.
Fear tightened his muscles as he dropped a cooler and turned around to snatch up
the straggling toddler. His voice carried over the rushing wind. “Get to the
van. Quick!”
He nodded toward a vehicle parked
down the street. His wife and two older children raced on ahead.
Ilene’s hands clenched into fists.
Too much energy crackled in the air. It wasn’t directed at the family, but that
didn’t guarantee they wouldn’t get hurt by it. Collateral damage. Some of the more
ruthless mages cared little for who else was affected by their activities.
Two flashes hit nearby, one right
after the other. The child let out a frightened wail as his father, bent low over
him, dashed off the wooden walkway and down the street. Even they could sense the
danger building.
Ilene couldn’t trust their fate to
chance. She roused her own power, feeling for charged particles in the area. Gathering
them in, she rolled and pushed them into position, building a lattice of force around
the family. It wouldn’t keep out the wind or the rain–she could have done that
with air, too, if she’d had time–but it should keep the lightning from reaching
them. For the moment, that mattered most.
Even at a distance, the rush of oppositely
charged particles prickled in her brain. The growing polarization signaled an impending
What formed out there made her gut
clench in fear. It was so close to the father and child the hair on their bodies
must have been standing on end. The man looked around wildly, searching for shelter.
The panic in his eyes radiated across the fifty feet or so that separated them.
Would her barrier be enough to protect
them? The ground charge was forming so close it could jump right through it if she’d
left even a small opening. Ilene reached out toward the building charge differential.
Playing with lightning was tricky business. Choosing her positions carefully, she
pushed in various weak spots to move the polarizing field.
It sucked a lot of energy out of her
to divert its course. Her ribs and head ached as she herded protons in a subatomic
cattle drive to get the charge well away from the family. Those minuscule bits of
potential energy were every bit as ornery and uncooperative as cows were reputed
to be.
Even as the bolt formed, she didn’t
know if she’d succeeded. Her breath stopped in her throat for a long, long moment
as she waited.
The streak of lightning followed the
diverted path to the beach, a safe distance away.
The man ran to the van, getting there
just moments behind his wife and older children. He pushed the toddler into the
back seat and ran around to the other side, while his wife slammed the rear door
and got into the front. Ilene didn’t let out the breath she held until they were
all safely inside the vehicle. She released the protective field. The van’s headlights
flicked on and moments later it chugged off down the street.
More lightning singed the sky. An
inflatable ring rolled down the street like a runaway tire. Ilene shuddered, though
it wasn’t entirely the weather that set it off. The storm was a natural thing, but
someone–a powerful wizard–was using it.
Using it to attack. The island or
the house or its occupants. Brilliant, livid streaks of orange and red mixed with
violet and deep blue swirls riding with the clouds. The smells of ammonia and ozone
and peppers burned her nostrils.
Lightning flashed brighter and closer.
Dangerously closer.
The grumble of thunder grew almost
constant. The rushing downpour of rain added to the chaos and noise. Driven by the
wind to blow almost horizontally, it splattered against the window in big drops
that spread out, then slid down the glass like groping hands trying to claw their
way in.
Something was out there. The swirls
of lividly hued power grew deeper and more intense. It rode on the storm in frightening
concentrations. Why here, though?
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About the Author

Karen McCullough is the author of more than a dozen published
novels in the mystery, romantic suspense, and fantasy genres and has won numerous
awards, including an Eppie Award for fantasy. She’s also been a four-time Eppie
finalist, and a finalist in the Prism, Dream Realm, Rising Star, Lories, Scarlett
Letter, and Vixen Awards contests. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies
and numerous small press publications in the fantasy, science fiction, and romance
genres. She has three children, three grandchildren, and lives in Greensboro, NC,
with her husband of many years.

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Dariel Raye, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book,
“Dark Sentinels Book Two. Torin”
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dariel Raye Publishing
Cover artist: Elise Trissel
Length: 38,908 words
Heat rating: 4 to 5
Tagline: Born to protect, ruled by passion
When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel
land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection
to stay alive long enough to save his land.
Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of
her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions
– and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.
Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession
to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated
him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust.
When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent
on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is
Attorney Bates and the surprising affect she has on his heart.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages,
and occupations?
Torin DuMont, the hero, is a 30 year old forensic scientist
Stephanie Bates, the heroine, is a 28 year old real estate lawyer


What is the most important thing you do for your career now,
as compared to when you first started writing?
I used to treat my writing career as a solitary endeavor, but
now I’ve realized the importance and necessity of forming bonds with other writers.
Many of you have become friends, and certainly my best supporters in addition to
readers J
If you could change something about your first book, what
would it be?
Actually, I’m planning to make those changes very soon – edit,
cut, and improve the pacing of the story to re-release it.
If you could choose anyone to be your mentor who would it
Oprah Winfrey. Her touch is golden, and she sponsors success
by removing barriers.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what
would it be?
Less school, more travel, marry a man who adds positive energy
to your life, do whatever it takes to stay healthy, and don’t ever return to your
hometown for more than visits.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
Keep a writing and blogging schedule, calendar and to-do list,
and don’t procrastinate. Try to minimize online time to one or two hours a day on
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Never as a composite. I like to mix and match the pieces. LOL
What are some jobs you’ve done before (or while) you were
a writer?
Piano & Voice instructor, band director, choir director,
mental health therapist, substance abuse counselor, senior high school counselor,
college/career counselor, minister of music, algebra & statistics tutor, educational
What message do you want
people to take from your books?
That all life is sacred and valuable, and love truly is worth
risking everything for.
What good book have you read recently?
I’ve read so many, but one that really stands out is “The Mark
of Cain” by A.D. Seeley
What do you like to do when you’re bored?
I’m never bored because there’s always a good book to read or
write. I can’t get to them all fast enough! LOL
Please underline which statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because
I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with roasted veggies and chicken.
I’m always ready for a great book.
When I’m alone, I take a long shower and pamper myself.
You’d never be able to tell, but I have a terrible temper.
If I had a halo it would be golden
and full of irridescent light.
If I could write without stopping to take care of other things
I’d have 12 published books by now.
I can never seem to get my stories written fast enough
because life keeps slowing me down.

Previous Books

“Vashti’s Star” – 2003

Books Coming Soon

“Gideon’s Light” – “The Alerians – Dark Progeny Series”
“Ishmael” – “Children of Cain Series”
“Aidan’s Will”
“Kalen’s Reprieve”
Dariel Raye


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Frozen Heart of Fire

Julie Kavanagh, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book, Frozen Heart of Fire.

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Books to Go Now
Length: 48 pages
It’s Valentine’s Night but Eva, the last of the Ice Witches,
isn’t looking for love. On the trail of a demon, she falls into the clutches of
the clan who killed her parents.
Joshua Ravenwood believes she is there to assassinate him for
the crimes of his people and the presence of the mind-killing pain in his head is
surely proof of her intention.
Neither of them expected to find passion in the touch of the
other but neither can deny the sexual attraction building between them.
Will Joshua’s fire burn a pathway to Eva’s cold heart? Can natural
enemies become friends and lovers?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Eva is an ice witch and
demon hunter. She’s 25 years old.
Joshua is around 28,
heir to the Xandry throne and owns a successful nightclub.


What do you enjoy most
about writing?
I love the freedom it offers. I can become anyone I want to be
within my characters. Writing also gives me the opportunity to vent some of my frustrations
on my characters especially the nastier ones. When my father died, I used that experience
within one of my Demon Witch books. I killed off two very important characters and
made my heroine go through the emotions as I did. It was a very cathartic experience.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Don’t give up. Never ever give up. I wish I’d been around to
offer this advice because for many years I did give up and I regret it deeply but
I’m back now writing with passion.
What is your work ethic
when it comes to writing?
I have to write every single day or the voices in my head start
to take over. I know it sounds daft but writing helps to dilute the ideas. I don’t
always get to choose when I write although late night tends to work better for me.
Do things your family
or friends do ever end up in a book?
I have a wonderful friend who was having a bad time with her
brother and she asked if I could include him in a book. He became a newly made vampire
who came to a very sticky end. She loved it!
I was asked a few weeks ago by a family member if I used family
as characters. Of course, I said no.
What are some jobs you’ve
done before (or while) you were a writer?
I have been a Customer Services Advisor, an administrator for
a book club. I’ve run my own playgroup, summer playscheme and afterschool club.
I spent five years working in a school nursery and three miserable weeks in a hair
Which of your books would
you recommend to someone who doesn’t normally read your genre, and why?
I would recommend trying the Demon Witch series starring Luca,
a half -demon blooded Coven Witch. The books contain romance, passion and danger-
not necessarily in that order. I’m totally biased but I love every character in
this series – I have fifteen books written with number four about to be epublished.
The Dark of Demon
What kind of books do
you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I tend to read just about anything from historical novels to
paranormal romances. I’m not very fond of chick lit although I’ve been assured I’m
missing out. I love Stephen King and J R Ward. I really wish I’d thought of the
Black Dagger Brotherhood. What awesome heroes!
What was the proudest
moment of your life so far?
I have a few but the most recent was watching my eldest daughter
receive her degree from her university. I was the typical mother with tears streaming
down my face. She had chosen a difficult path in life it she was determined to get
her degree and, although it took longer than we’d all hoped, I was so proud to witness
her achieve her dream.
What is your favorite
holiday and why?
Every summer four of us travel around England. We love history and ancient
places and there’s so much to see here. The weather isn’t always reliable but we
make the most of it. We love to stay in castles and old coaching inns especially
if we’re on a ghost hunting trip.
What good book have you
read recently?
I’ve just re-read J R Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series
in anticipation of the release of Lover At Last.
Where were you at midnight,
on December 31st when the new century started?
That’s easy. I was with my husband at my best friend’s house.
There was just the four of us, listening to Big Ben chime and watching the fireworks
over the Thames on the TV. We always spend New
Year’s Eve together, it’s a standing tradition.
What do you like to do
when you’re bored?
I like to create. I knit, sew, crochet, embroider and take cool
photos. I don’t cook… please don’t ask me to cook – you’ll regret it.
If you were a color, what
color would you be?
Definitely a shade of purple.
Please underline which
statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because
I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with other people so they can eat it. Pizza…yukkkk
I’m always ready for another story.
When I’m alone, I’m content.
You’d never be able to tell, but I talk to dead people.
If I had a halo it would be too
tight for comfort
If I could be invisible I’d go check out the Queen.
I’d love to see how she spends her day
I can never go into small places because I’m claustrophobic.

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Pack of Lies

This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers
will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.

Kicking off the festivities for 2013 is the Boroughs Publishing
Group, Where Story Matters. E-publishing has changed the way the world reads. Boroughs
Publishing Group is part of that revolution and joins with readership from Abu-Dhabi
to Vancouver in
demanding memorable stories that you’ll return to over and over.
Day One – Lunchbox Romances
Day Two – The Red Ridge Pack series
Day Three – Celebrating Regencies
Day Four – Our Editor-in-Chief, Chris Keeslar, on Writing
Day Five – Naughty and Loving it – Bad Boy Heroes
Day Six – The New Year’s Eve Club series
Day Seven – True Love, Romance and Valentines
We’re on day two of our journey with a look at their Red
Ridge Pack series. Shapeshifting werewolves
are hiding in plain sight in the mountains of New Mexico. They are The
Red Ridge Pack.

The Red Ridge Pack Book 1: Pack Of Lies

 The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to
Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with
the wolf of her dreams.
Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her
mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who
gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior
gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom
is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate.
When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red
Ridge, New Mexico where
they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago.
Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s
arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken,
soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing
a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with
Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will
stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the
next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the
pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda
of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue
join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not
Cade and his true mate.

Meet Cade:

 I’m Cade Walker of the Red Ridge Pack. I’ve been groomed to take control
as alpha since the day I was born, but that all changed two months ago when the
Wright family moved onto the estate. I went from the only son of the Alpha to having
an older brother and a true mate. It’s a long story…

Meet Allison:

Hi ya’ll… I’m Allison Wright, one of the newest members of The Red Ridge
Pack. Until a few months ago, I thought I was just normal teenager, but that couldn’t
be further from the truth. My new life as a werewolf is taking some getting used
to, but my true mate, Cade Walker, makes it all worth it.



The Red Ridge Pack Book 2: Circle of Lies

Circle of Lies
Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the
truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.
Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic,
funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth
about who he really is, and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden
thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just
cost him the one girl who could make him whole.
Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been
littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced
that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting
Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic
werewolf hunter out to terminate the species, and one wrong move, one wrong decision
could destroy everything.

Meet Aiden:

Three months ago, I was a normal high school senior in Texas. Two months ago, my
mom gave me some awesome news about my future. One month ago, my entire world was
turned upside down. First by a lie, then by my true mate. My name is Aiden Wright
and I’m the next Alpha of the Red Ridge Pack.

Meet Teagan:

Do I have to? C’mon Aiden, I mean I’m not a shapeshifting…
Crap. Everyone can see me saying this. (clears throat) Sorry, about that – I’m Teagan
Rhodes, the newest member of The Red Ridge Pack. Well… I’m not exactly a member,
I suppose. You see, I’m human, not a werewolf like the others on the Estate. But
none of that matters since I’m the true mate of Aiden Wright, the Alpha’s oldest
son and possible future Alpha of the Pack.
Find out what new secrets and lies are being revealed in The
Red Ridge Pack at:
And look for the prequel novella to the series and learn how
and why all the lies began – release date in May 2013.

Sara Dailey and Staci Weber

Authors of The Red Ridge Pack Novels
Sara and Staci
Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are
avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives, and soccer moms. They have been
teaching together for the past ten years and writing together for six.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Staci Weber is
a graduate of the University
of North Texas. Staci is a
junior high school teacher with an addiction to reading romance novels. She considers
herself incredibly lucky to have a close family, some good friends, a fabulous husband,
and two beautiful little girls.
Sara Dailey co-authored the Red Ridge
Pack Novels with her good friend and co-worker Staci Weber. She has a degree in
literature from U of H Clear Lake and is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s
Literature. Sara is a native Texan and lives with her wonderful husband and son
in League City, TX.
In the Beginning…
It was October 2007 when we first
sat down at a small round table outside of our local Starbucks. We thought we were
prepared with a laptop, a notebook, a pen, and an idea. We used to meet on Friday
or Saturday evenings and write together. Just two ladies, one notebook, and one
laptop to share – we must have looked incredibly silly.
One night we were writing our first-ever
BIG make-out scene, and it literally took us all night to write that one little
part of the chapter because we kept giggling like a couple of schoolgirls. The entire
scene was funny to us. Our hero was an angel, and for some reason, the idea of this
angel and this seventeen-year-old girl getting all hot and heavy was simply hilarious.
We will spare you all the dirty jokes that came from that night (we are classy ladies
after all, but we will post one on our Facebook page if you “Like” it).
Needless to say, not much was written
on days like that, but we were able to finish the novel in about a year. Since that
night, so much has changed in our lives with regards to our writing.
Our first novel was released in November
of 2010. Immediately we began working on our next, which, after many name changes
became Pack of Lies. It took a year to find a home for Pack of Lies, but as soon
as we did, the real changes began. The Red Ridge Pack series was born and so were
the deadlines. Not having a year to write a single book, now we do most of our writing
on our own, saving our Friday or Saturday meeting time for planning and plotting.
Probably the biggest thing that we
have learned since becoming published authors is our need to have a thorough outline.
Since we don’t write together much anymore (as in sitting next to each other), having
a clear plan on where the novel is going is essential. For us, we even need to break
it down further and have a chapter-by-chapter summary of what is to take place.
As it stands right now, in 2013 we
are planning to release two novels in the Red Ridge series, a novella prequel to
Pack of Lies, and a stand-alone short story. If someone were to have told us back
in 2007 that we would have four titles out in 2013, we would have laughed just as
hard and just as much as we did that night when the joke, “I’ll show you my wings,
if you show me yours” was born. Oops!

Jerome Brook, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book, The City of the Mirage.

Publisher: Books to Go Now
Genre: Dark Fantasy
The Divine Astarte is one of the last of her race. Her kind
seeded many worlds with life. One of these realms was the planet of the
Astarte is feared, not loved by her people – she is the
Destroyer of Worlds. She is served by a legion of shield maidens. These cruel
warriors inspire terror in all the lands of the empire of Astarte. The people
of her empire are also terrorized by the Beast Men. They are the offspring of
members of an alien race and the daughters of men. Astarte still rules in the
City of the Mirage.
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About the Author

Jerome Brooke lives in the Kingdom of Siam.
He is the consort of Jira, a princess of the lost Kingdom of Nan
and is a retired attorney. He has served as City Attorney for Ellettsville, Indiana.
He has written The City of the Mirage (Books to Go Now) and many other books.

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