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Dracula In the Flesh 
An Interview with Dracula
By Tracey H. Kitts
As he walks into the room, I feel
my heart flutter and my breath catches in my throat. For a moment I am unable to
speak. I simply stare at him, taking in his beauty. He is everything I always imagined
he would be. He fills both the room and my senses. As he sits in the chair facing
me, I take a deep breath and try to steady my nerves.
“Good evening, Vlad. I’ve waited
a long time to meet you, face to face.”
“Good evening, Tracey.”
My name sounds strange falling from
his lips. His accent gives it an exotic sound.
“Are you ready for our interview?”
I ask.
“Please, proceed.”
I clear my throat, unsure of how exactly
I should go about this. Finally, I decide to just go for it.
“What is it like to be immortal?”
I ask.
He sighs, as if he carries the weight
of the world. “I once thought it was a curse. To be immortal is to watch all
that you love fade away while you remain, unchanged.” He pauses. “No,
that is not true. You are changed, you only look the same.”
“You mentioned looking the same.
Do you have a reflection?”
His smile is sad. “Until I am
reunited with the other half of my soul, I shall have to take your word for how
I look.”
He looks magnificent, but I don’t
say that. “Do you have any vulnerabilities?” I ask.
“Sunlight weakens me, but it
does not kill me. All of my kind can be harmed by silver in particular.” He
moves forward in his chair. “Does it surprise you to know that I can be injured
by most any weapon?”
“Actually, yes. So, you can be killed then?”
“Not easily, but yes. It is possible.”
“How did you become … what you
are?”
He looks at the floor and for a moment
I regret my question.
“My love was stolen from me.
I became cursed while trying to bring her back from the dead.”
“I’m sorry. If you had known
the consequences of your actions, would you have made the same choice?”
Once again his smile is bittersweet.
“There was never any other choice,” he says softly.
“There are so many rumors and
legends about you. Do you have any special powers or abilities?”
“I have power over the storm
and the beasts of the field. I can run with the wolves, float on the mists, and
soar into the night sky.”
“That’s amazing. Why do you drink
blood?”
“Because I gave every last drop
of mine in a ritual designed to bring my love back to me.”
“You mean Mina? You gave all
your blood for her?”
“Yes. There is nothing I would
not give for her. I seek in death that which was taken from me in life.”
“Have you ever considered walking
away and letting Mina have a normal life?” I ask, wondering if my final question
is too personal.
He runs a hand through his dark hair
and sits back. “I have. I have wondered if I am being selfish, if she would
be better off not knowing. But then I remember what it felt like to hold her and
I cannot accept that this is true. I gave my blood and part of my immortal soul
so that she might live again. I plan to see this through, no matter the cost.”
Before I can apologize (because I’m
afraid I hurt him somehow) a shadow passes over the room. The candles flicker and
in an instant, he is gone. 

Blurb:

Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to Castle
Dracula in order to finalize a real estate transaction. He has been personally requested
by Count Dracula. What Jonathan doesn’t realize is that Dracula’s interests do not
lie with him, but with his beautiful fiancée, Mina.
As soon as he saw her face, Dracula knew the ritual was a success.
After all these long years, his love has returned to him. However, many things (such
as Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker) stand in the way of their happiness. Sure, he
could kill them all and take what he wants. However, his greatest desire is not
to possess Mina, but to love her and have her return his love.
Therefore, Dracula’s fate and the fate of those closest to her
lie in Mina’s hands. She has dreamed of him all her life. But what will she do when
she learns her dark prince is real? What will happen when she knows him, not as
a dream, but in the flesh?
WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, and graphic sex.
This is NOT a romance novel, although there is a romance involved. This is Erotic
Horror and might offend some readers.

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Swoon 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book
and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author.
Today’s featured book is Swoon by Rolynn Anderson.
Her dead clients won’t rest in peace.
When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang’s first reaction is to
RUN! But then she gets caught up in their mysteries.
Jan’s a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury
a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man. Yet when she digs for clues to
write their eulogies, she disturbs f

amily secrets and unmasks killers.

Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete
control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts
her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him.
Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship
or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?
“Don’t miss Swoon by Rolynn Anderson! If you like an interesting
cast of characters, a heavy dose of mystery and a lot of fabulous surprises, you’ll
be happily turning pages late into the night.ˮ
~ Brenda Novak, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of When Lightning
Strikes

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Love Entwined 
Love Entwined. Jewel wars…the blood will tell.
Thanks so much for having me on today, Kayelle! It is always
a great time at Romance Lives Forever. I am so excited to join the party with my
upcoming release Love Entwined, A Cardiff Novel Book 2. Remember Angel of Falcon’s
Angel, Book 1? Well, in Love Entwined, Angel’s parents battle a demon from their
past. Amelie and Roman, witch and warrior. Evil and good together in lust. Both
have wicked ways, can they stay together in love? Come along for the sinfully good
ride.
Blurb:
Run, little witch…
Amelie Laurent is on her way to the top of the jewelry designing
world with no time for men. Her orderly life is about to come undone when playboy
and jewelry tycoon Roman Cardiff steals her away on assignment to a remote English
estate. Roman wants Amelie all to himself but St. Clair Manor’s resident ghost has
been waiting for her much longer than he has.
Run home…
An unseen gunman takes a shot at Roman and he blames a business
rival. But Amelie and Roman are to blame, for falling in love 200 years before in
a time neither of them remember.
From the heartbreak of pre-Revolutionary France to modern
day corporate wars, Amelie and Roman uncover a history of blood jewels, lust and
demons.
Good witch, bad witch, you must decide…
When Amelie discovers her inner witch she learns the real reason
she was summoned to St. Clair Manor. Il Dragone will kill to get her back. Amelie
will kill if they do.

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About the Author

Danita Minnis grew up singing and once thought she would do that
all her life. She soon found writing just as fulfilling and writes paranormal romance.
She loves mystery, mysticism, the fantastic and the fey. She has published The Cardiff
Novels, a series about one family’s trials with vengeful demons, a legacy of ghosts
and mysterious blood jewels. She is currently working on the third novel in the
Cardiff series,
which introduces the Cardiffs’ connection to ancient vampires.
If you asked her which is easier, writing songs or writing novels,
she would say it was the former. As a singer, melodies and rhymes are second nature.
What her characters want is another thing entirely. With her debut novel, Falcon’s
Angel Book 1 of the Cardiff Novel series, she learned not to save her characters.
That’s just the way they want it. In Love Entwined Book 2, they took over and would
not let her get a word in edge-wise.
Danita is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is a lover
of chocolate, a good, scary movie, kittens and pups – especially Siberian Huskies.
When she is not writing, she exercises her lungs at her son’s soccer matches and
their favorite theme park, because everyone knows it’s easier on the stomach to
scream your way down a roller coaster.
Danita Minnis 

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Devlin Witch 
Bernadette Walsh, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about your book, The Devlin Witch.
Genre: Paranormal romance
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Publisher: Lyrical Press
Cover artist: Valerie Tibbs
Length: 123
Heat rating: hot
Tagline: The Devlin magic can bring your heart’s desire…but
at what cost?
Blurb:
Anne Marie Devlin has given up on finding true love.
She’d rather just hide out in her opulent apartment on the Upper East Side. Then
her grandmother is violently killed. Forced to leave her safe world, Anne Marie
must survive a hot, persistent cop, her cousin Rita’s hysterics and her grandmother’s
confused ghost.
Rita has everything: a loving husband, a beautiful house,
exotic beauty, and she’s a partner at her law firm. Having a baby would make her
life complete, but it’s not to be. Or is it? When she and Anne Marie find the ancestral
Book of Magic, with powers beyond their imagining, all things become possible.
But someone else in the family wants the Book of Magic
too, and they’ll do anything to get it. Even kill. Can Anne Marie and Rita win the
struggle for their legacy, becoming the next Devlin witch? There can be only one,
and should they fail, not just their lives are at stake–their souls will be lost
for eternity.
What
are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Anne
Marie is a divorced legal secretary in her mid-thirties and her cousin Rita is married lawyer also in her thirties.

Interview

How did you get your start in the industry?
Six
years ago I turned 40. After I drowned my sorrows with champagne and chocolate, I made a list of all the things I wanted to do before I die. Morbid, I know, but number one on that list was write a novel. I said to myself, yeah, I’ve really got to do that, and continued to munch on the Cadbury’s chocolate that Dear Husband thoughtfully supplied.
Two
years went by. I didn’t lose the day job, no mean feat given that the debacle that was 2008. I continued indulging my interest in (some may say obsession with) reality TV. Not a word was written.
Then
on a Sunday afternoon while Dear Husband was taking a nap, I came up with a name: Kate Ryan. Before I knew it Kate had a husband, family, friends and one big problem — she and her husband had lost their high powered jobs and their savings. Her husband loses his mind and high tails it to Australia. Kate loses her mind and joins the cast of a local cable channel’s reality TV show.
I had a blast writing GOLD COAST WIVES! I wrote what I wanted how I wanted. Then reality sank in. I joined a local writing group, figured out that I made about 100 basic writing mistakes, rewrote it, rewrote it again, entered it into various RWA chapter contests, wrote it again and after two years submitted it to some publishers. In December 2010 I got the best Christmas present ever when Lyrical Press offered me a contract!
What websites do you visit daily?
Goodreads; Television Without Pity; Yahoonews; and Facebook
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
As a nice Catholic girl I had the hardest time writing any type of sex scene and in my first book, GOLD COAST WIVES, the sex scenes were beyond vanilla. That book is a light, fun, fluffy humorous romance so I think I got away with it. However, I decided after that I needed to get over my little problem if I wanted to be a successful romance writer. I think downloaded ten of the filthiest –OK, I know as a romance writer we’re not supposed to refer to spicy romance as filth, but I have to be honest, these were filthy and would put FIFTY SHADES OF GREY to shame. After my dirty book reading binge I was able to write sex scenes without blushing and even began to have fun with them. Each book in my paranormal romance series, the Devlin Legacy, got hotter and hotter and hotter!
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
RELAX!!!! I was a type A overachiever and if I could give myself any advice it would be spend more time having fun and less time in the library.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
I have enough stress at my day job. I write romance ultimately because I love it. Because it’s fun! I refuse to complain about something that has been such joy into my life. So I guess I deal with writer stress by denying it exists :)
What are some jobs youve done before (or while) you were a writer?
A very bad waitress and hopefully a better lawyer.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
Sunscreen, my kindle, a pair of sneakers, my husband, and more sunscreen.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
Drinking in a dive bar with my fiancé (now husband).
What do you like to do when youre bored?
Helloooo?? Working mom here. I haven’t been bored in years–but I’m looking forward to it.
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 sausage
I’m always ready for gossip
When I’m alone, I read
You’d never be able to tell, but I was an Irish stepdancer.
If I had a halo it would be crooked
I can never tan because I am the palest girl in the world.
Bernadette Walsh

Previous Books

Gold Coast Wives
The House On Prospect
Devil’s Mountain (Book
1 Of The Devlin Legacy)
Devil’s Shore (Book
2 Of The Devlin Legacy)
Devil’s Daughter (Book
3 Of The Devlin Legacy)

Books Coming Soon

The Devlin Witch, Book
4 of The Devlin Legacy (Releasing Sept 1)

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Once Upon a Darkness
Aria Kane, welcome
to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to interview your character, Clint from
the book, Once Upon a Darkness.
Genre: Paranormal
Romance
Publisher:
Entranced Publishing
Cover artist:
Kendra Egert http://creationsbykendra.com/
Length: novella
Heat rating: mild
sensuality
Blurb:
Gretchen and her
twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years
old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead
rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies,
they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.
Clint’s only skill
is war, but he’s weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines
runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen’s team, hoping that the search-and-rescue
life will suit him better.
On Clint’s second
day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of
frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their
enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area.
Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects
for the testing of a zombie cure.
When Hank is taken,
Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of
the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes
just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.
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What are your
main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Gretchen is in her
mid twenties and she leads a team for The Company, an organization that escorts
people through and rescues people from zombie-infested areas.
Clint is a few
years older than Gretchen and has just left the Marines to join The Company.
Hank is Gretchen’s
twin brother. He’s on her team and serves as the team’s tracker.
Erik is the serious
muscle of Gretchen’s team. He’s about the same age as the twins.
Blog Tour – Once Upon a Darkness

Interview with Clint

Tell us about
yourself.
Not too much to
tell, really. I grew up with a good extended family and joined the Marines when
I was eighteen.
Tell us about
Gretchen.
She’s the most
incredible woman I’ve ever met. You know the first time we met, she tackled me
and promised to shoot me? Yeah, I guess that doesn’t sound great, but she meant
it in the best possible way.
I just wish she’d
open up to me.
What do you
think is your strongest point?
I don’t lose my
cool.
What would
Gretchen say is your biggest weakness?
I’m not sure about
biggest weakness, but she sure gets pissed when she tries to pick a fight with
me and I don’t react. I think she just likes to fight.
What was it like
where you grew up?
I don’t know if I
remember what it was like before the virus. Sometimes I think I have a memory
of my dad, but I couldn’t, right? I was too young.
Both sets of
grandparents and my aunts and uncles lived in Orlando, which was one of the first Safe
cities, so we moved in with them about a year after the outbreak. It was
crowded and loud.
What do you wish
was different about your life?
I wish my sister
was still here. And, if I can be greedy, my dad too.
If you were
given your fondest wish, what would it be?
My mom tells me
they used to say, “If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would
you?” I don’t know much about him, but I’d definitely take out the bastard
who created the virus.
Describe a place
of perfect refuge.
The minute right after I wake up next to Gretchen, before the world
catches up with us.

About the Author

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance
writer. She lives in sunny Florida with a 60
lb mutt who thinks he’s a Chihuahua.
She is the author of Once Upon A Darkness and A Titan For Christmas. You can
learn more about her at ariakane.com
Aria Kane

Previous Books

A Titan for Christmas, a sci-fi romance novelette.

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Summer’s Growth 

Today, author Tina Gayle takes over the blog with a tip for following your passion as a writer.
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Follow Your Passion with the Help of MFRW

You can’t buy it…you can’t get it from someone else–It is
right there within you.
My passion to be a published author has taken me on a wild ride.
The up and down adventure has required perseverance and tenacity. I’ve had to sit
in the chair and write, deal with situations that I’d never imagined, encountered
a number of “Oh Shit moments” and had more fun than I could have ever
believed possible.
           
With no agent, spelling challenged, and an aversion to commas,
my love of a good story kept me going. I took writing classes, networked with other
writers and put myself where I needed to be to hone my skills. My rose colored glasses
wouldn’t let me see what others said were insurmountable obstacles.
Also along the way, I found promoting my book to be a challenge.
That is one of the reasons I love Marketing for Romance Writers. The group is very
supportive and helps me discover new ways to market my book.
This summer they are also offering a free summer camp to not
only help me learn about new promotion sites, but to also help me be a better writer.
What more can you ask for?
No matter which road you travel remember to follow your passion
and discover a new world of adventure.
— Tina Gayle

Summer’s Growth

A mainstream novel with romantic and paranormal elements about
two women.
Mattie Winston, an almost fifty recluse who lives on a lonely
estate and guards generations of family spirits, and a young college student, Amber
Harrison, who doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. The Winston spirits
decided that Mattie needs to develop a life outside the estate and Amber is going
to be the new family keeper, which throws the two together.
Both travel down different paths of self-discovery but their
reliance on each other grows stronger after several scary moments. Mattie, challenged
by an old flame, rethinks the idea of love. Amber, faced with the appearance of
her distant grandmother’s ghost, decides to solve the mystery of why her grandmother
disappeared without a trace. By the end of the book, after love is embraced and
family secrets are revealed, Mattie and Amber are both ready to meet their futures
with enthusiasm as stronger more self-confident people.

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