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On The Outside 
On The Outside by Diana Green
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
In a not-so-distant future, the privileged live within protective
walls, and the rest fend for themselves…on the outside.
From a life of relative comfort and safety, Orla is plunged into
a struggle for survival. Her newly emerged phasing powers force her to become a
fugitive, hunted by government agents, and driven to the edges of society.
In desperation Orla joins a band of smugglers. Their caravan
could offer the perfect hiding place, or it could be her undoing. Much of that depends
on Charlie, top gunslinger and ‘teeth’ of the operation. Will he prove to be a valuable
ally or just another kind of trouble?

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Interview with Diana Green

Why did you write this
book?
I was driving along in my car, when a song came on. It was The Ghost of Tom Joad by a Celtic group,
Solas. Something about the lyrics, really gripped me. They painted a picture of
a life living under railroad bridges and struggling to find enough food.
I started writing what I thought would be a short story about
a young homeless woman, but the character and setting just kept evolving, until
it grew to over a hundred pages. In the process the heroine, Orla, ended up with
teleporting powers, and the setting became a dystopian future.
When I wrote about the smugglers’ caravan, the story really took
off. This setting provided such interesting characters. I had loads of fun with
it.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, historical, romance, and combinations
of those genres.
What is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
Oh dear. That is impossible to answer with only one. I’ll have
to list a few of my favorites.
Tyrion Lannister from The Game of Thrones, Tehanu from the Earthsea
Series, Temmeraire and Captain Laurence from His Majesty’s Dragon, Bilbo Baggins
from the Hobbit, and Katniss from The Hunger Games.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I don’t watch much television, but I love movies. The Lord of
the Rings trilogy was excellent. I also appreciate intelligent sci-fiction films
like Moon. Good historic films like The King’s Speech are another favorite of mine.
I have a special place in my heart for uncommon westerns, such as The Gray Fox,
A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Appaloosa, The Ballad of Little Jo, and Two Mules for
Sister Sara.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am currently writing the second book in my Dragon Clan trilogy,
for The Wild Rose Press. The first book, Dragon Wife, should be released sometime
in the first half of 2014. The series is fantasy romance and follows a clan of dragon
shifters.
Tell us about your latest
book.
On the Outside is set in a dystopian future where the privileged
live within walled cities, and the rest of the population struggles to survive with
limited resources and technology. Some people have inherited special abilities like
teleporting or telepathy. These individuals are hunted by the government, in order
to be used for research.
The main character, Orla, is on the run because of her teleporting
ability. She ends up finding shelter with a traveling caravan, but things are far
from simple. Adjusting to life with the caravan and learning how to control her
powers provide ample challenge.
To complicate matters, the caravan’s top gunslinger, Charlie,
takes an interest in her. He seems like a dangerous individual, and Orla is not
at all certain how to handle his attention. To find out what happens, you’ll need
to read the book.

Author Bio

Diana Green

Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana
has been a storyteller, both with words and paintings. For years she enjoyed teaching
art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After she developed
chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led to
her becoming a professional author.
Diana’s favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, historical,
and romance. She lives in beautiful Washington
State, where she writes for
Champagne Books and The Wild Rose Press.

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The Zoastra Affair 
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 The Zoastra Affair by Victoria Pinder.
A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien
beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space brought forth an unknown enemy
who attacks Earth at will.
The Zoastra is part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally
designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth’s enemies.
Ariel is stuck on a Victorian planet and steals Grace’s body
and life to get off the planet. Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds
with Grace’s husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those
who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she’s stolen someone’s life.

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Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Length: 85000 words

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LM Brown, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Zak from the book, My Boyfriend’s an Alien.
Genre: SciFi
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover artist: Emmy and Angelique of Totally Bound
Length: 227 pages
Heat rating: Sizzling
Tagline: Can an alien find love with a human being?
Blurb: Zak, an alien from the planet Trimmeron, is a member of
a race of beings who transform into other species during their years of puberty.
It’s customary for the youngsters to be fostered to the worlds native to their new
forms, to study and learn about the races who will play an important part in their
lives.
When Zak turns into a human it comes as a surprise to everyone,
for only one other before him has ever done so. Nevertheless he is sent to Earth,
a world he views as primitive and barbaric. He arrives with a chip on his shoulder
and attitude to spare. He does not believe anyone on Earth can have anything to
teach him.
When Zak meets college student Sam he soon discovers he has a
lot to learn, not only about humans, but also about himself.
Trapped on an unfamiliar world and in a strange body that seems
to have a mind of its own, Zak has no idea what is happening to him, only that Sam
seems to be the key to the strange afflictions he is suffering from.
But can an alien find love with a human being?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Sam, age 19, college student
Zak, age 19 (in Earth years), college student

Interview with Zak

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Zakrynious, though here on Earth I go by the name
Zak Johnson. I’m what you humans would call an alien, although I don’t look it.
Actually, in my regular form I look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. I have
blue fur all over me and a tail like a monkey for balance. My people are like chameleons
and all through puberty we change into other creatures. Right now I’m a human, which
came as a shock to pretty much everyone, me included. It’s customary for us to be
fostered to the worlds where our new forms are native and so here I am on Earth.
I got sent here to stay with Darren, the only other person from Trimmeron to turn
human. Lucky for me he decided to stay here on Earth so I could be fostered into
his care while I’m learning all about what it means to be human.
Tell us about Sam.
Unlike me, Sam is a regular human being. He’s smart and has such
great inner strength it amazes me. He goes to the local college where Darren has
enrolled me too. He talks about how he’d like to have gone to university like his
friends, but he doesn’t let it get him down too much. I get the feeling there’s
something else going on that he hasn’t told me. Sometimes I think Sam’s best friend,
Lucy, is about to let something slip to me about what he’s hiding, but each time
she starts to say something Sam gives her a look, or a swift kick, to stop her from
saying too much. I hope one day Sam will tell me what it is he’s hiding. In the
meantime, it just makes him more mysterious.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My ability to adapt. I’ve taken a number of different forms over
the years of my puberty and mostly I find it easy to adapt to the new climate, body
and customs of different worlds. At least I did until I came to Earth. This place
is nothing like anywhere I’ve ever been before and certain parts of my human body
seems to have a mind of their own. I hope I can manage to figure this out before
my time here on Earth is up.
What was it like where you grew up?
Trimmeron is another world, literally. There’s no pollution on
my world and no disease either. No one goes hungry and the last war took place so
long ago even the oldest of my people can’t remember it, and since we can live to
be 10,000 years old, that’s a very long time we’ve been at peace. Trimmeron is very
advanced compared to Earth, but things aren’t necessarily better. My people aren’t
big on showing emotions. Our genetic makeup doesn’t really allow for strong feelings.
We’re born in laboratories to parents who are paired up because their genes are
likely to produce healthy and smart children. I grew up in my father’s household
at the base of a mountain range with lots of siblings and half siblings. It was
always busy with lots happening. I guess compared to how Sam grew up, with two parents
who raised him together and doted on him, it seems pretty lonely, although it didn’t
seem like it at the time.
What do you wish was different about your life?
The only thing I wish were different about my life is having
my biological parents take a more active part in it. I didn’t realise until I came
to live with Darren and Eleanor how much I had missed out on having real parents
looking out for me. It’s not like my natural parents didn’t love me, or I them,
but I’m finally starting to realise that there’s more to being a parent than simply
donating your DNA.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I would like to show Sam the universe, all the worlds I have
been to and all those I have yet to visit. There’s so much out there to see, so
much to learn, and Sam has such a thirst for knowledge I’m sure he would love it.
As soon as my period of fostering is over I intend to take Sam to Trimmeron with
me. Of course, I’ll have to tell him I’m an alien first and even though he’s a total
astronomy geek, he’s not likely to believe me just like that. Like I said, Sam is
really smart and it’ll take something huge to convince him I’m telling the truth.
Lucky for me our spaceships are enormous.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
My mother’s home in the mountains.
She’s a healer who lives near the Sacred Pool, which is where my people go to join
their life forces together. It’s a dangerous thing to do so she lives nearby just
in case she is needed in a hurry. Her home is high up in the trees and even though
her house is just as crowded as my father’s it’s out of the way of the rest of the
community. There are lots of mountain streams, hidden glens and quiet spots around
the area and I loved exploring them when I was growing up. The only thing even more
perfect than the mountains would be being there with Sam. The mountains were my
refuge as a child, but I think maybe Sam will be my refuge as an adult.

About the Author

LM Brown lives in England, in a quaint little village
that time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait a minute—that’s the retirement
biography. Right now she is in England
in a medium sized town that no one has ever heard of, so she won’t bore you with
the details. Keeping her company are numerous sexy men. She just wishes that they
weren’t all inside her head.
L.M. Brown loves hearing from readers so don’t be shy.

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Forgotten Desire 
Storm is in the 20th century with no memory. Heather must make
him remember and avoid her mimesis before bringing him home.
Heather and Storm’s story continues…
When Storm leans against one of Bert’s machines and is sent back
in time without his memories, Heather has to go after him.
A simple retrieval won’t work. She has to make him remember before
they can return to their own timeline.
Finding him is easy, getting him to regain his memories isn’t.
Then she finds out Ialog is there, giving Storm something to keep his memories at
bay.
Now she has to find a way to stop her old nemesis and bring her
mate home.

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Barbara Donlon Bradley
Fill your future with Desire
Pirate Queen’s Rebellion 
Cynnara Tregarth, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited
to interview your character, Lady Alexa Vandercruys from the book, Pirate Queen’s
Rebellion.
Genre: Science Fiction romance, BDSM romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover artist: GD Leigh
ISBN: 978-1-62300-534-4
Length: 74,486 words
Heat rating: 5 flames
Tagline: The woman of his heart is his sworn enemy. The man who
haunts her dreams can destroy everything she works for. Together—they can save their
universe.
Blurb:
The Federated Planets have known war from within and without.
Lord Alan Robertson, Gamma Quadrant’s Overseer understands and battles the conflict
daily. Only Lady Alexa Vandercruys, renowned technological genius, willingly helps
him to protect their quadrant from raiders and space pirates.
Yet things aren’t always what they seem.
In truth, a pirate protects the people, while FP authority siphons
their sector’s resources. The captivating Pirate Queen Captain Dria Von Carnelian
is their savior, and once she has Lord Alan in her grasp, she plans to show him
the error of his ways. Even if he haunts her dreams at night and drives her crazy
by day.
When Lord Alan learns his ally, Lady Alexa, is actually the pirate
queen of his worst nightmares and wildest dreams, he’ll have to put aside his prejudices
to save his worlds…and win the heart of his sexy scourge.
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Barnes and Noble, Amazon, ARe coming soon
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Lady Alexa Vandercruys (aka Captain Dria von Carnelian), early
30-something, scientist/pirate
Lord Alan Robertson, late 30-something, overseer of Gamma quadrant.

Interview with Lady Alexa Vandercruys

Tell us about yourself.
I am a scientist first
and foremost. Though my family might wish it different, I adore science. It’s precise,
and there are so many permutations in things that you can repeat tests and get not
only the same answer but variations on the theme, depending on the test. I love
exploring the world around me, especially that of the Gamma quadrant, which is where
I make my home. The crystals found on one particular planet of this quadrant are
special to my family and to myself as I made my name with how they work and their
practical applications in science.
I take my responsibilities
very seriously, especially those of position within the ranked families of our society.
I might not always agree with how things are done, but I do believe in caring for
those without the same advantages. It does mean however, that I do find myself at
odds with those in power, including the Overseer of the Gamma quadrant.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. I use
my abilities and my rank to better others. Perhaps I can be a bit rash at times,
but my strength lies in the fact I use my mind and my resources efficiently, sometimes
ruthlessly to protect those who fall under my protection.
What do you wish was different about your life?
I miss my parents desperately. Because of what happened in the
past, I didn’t get much time with them after I was ten years old. They were whisked
off for their protection and very rarely do I get to see them. Due to that, I often
wonder what my life would’ve been like to be raised by them completely and not by
my grandfather.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
It would be to have a Federated Planets government without corruption
and that truly considered everyone from the least among us to the fully vested.
I know it’s idealistic, but if I could have that wish come true, it would be that
one- I think many things would fall to the wayside because there would be better
balance if we had a clean government where everyone was treated equal and possessed
equal opportunity.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
I don’t know if I have a perfect refuge.
There is a conservatory on Hypatia, my home. When I’m there, I relax as it reminds
me of one of my favourite places on a world I can barely go visit nowadays to protect
my parents. Otherwise, my only other place of refuge is my bedroom. It’s a place
where I let go of myself, indulging in my passionate nature.    
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it
now.
Ride Me Baby 
I wish you would have
asked me about who annoys me the most. The answer to that is easy—Lord Alan Robertson,
Overseer of the Gamma quadrant. Well, him and his staff. I’ve tried for weeks, no
months now to get help for those in our quadrant who’ve been starving or promised
goods from the other quadrants, but have received nothing. Yet, every time I go
to talk to Lord Robertson, his second-in-command, Trag, brushes me off and dismisses
me like I’m a useless woman. Treat me like crap, will you? Just you wait. You’ve
just unleashed something you can’t call back. You won’t deal with one of the foremost
scientists in our universe? Then you’ll deal with people who won’t take no for answer,
people who aren’t afraid to steal from the rich and the greedy. You can deal with
the Pirate Queen, Captain Dria Von Carnelian. Long may she kick your sorry ass.

About the Author

Cynnara Tregarth loves stories of all kinds and always wanted
to write. When she finally moved to Florida,
she knew she it was time. In 2003, her dream came true. Since then Cynnara has never
looked back, instead gazing on the vista of genres waiting to be conquered.

Previous Books

Games Empaths Play
Treaty of Desire
Match Game: Ghost Style
Cupid Shoots, She Scores
Dragon Chef: Pixified
Love Games
Mark of the Blood (Book 1 of the Marauders)
Call of the Wylde (Book 2 of the Marauders)
Ride Me Baby

Books Coming Soon

Bardic Tales (Book 3 of the Marauders)

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