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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
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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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Tales from the
SFR Brigade

From Earth to the furthest reaches of the galaxy, explore the
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Experience love and adventure among the stars in Tales from the
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• A space captain discovers the cyborg she loves just might be
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• A mind-wiped prostitute risks all when she recruits a dangerous
stranger to help her escape a terrible fate.
• A prisoner-of-war confronts the comrade who loved her, then
left her for dead.
• A space-obsessed physics teacher is kidnapped by a far-too-charming
alien.
• An apocalypse survivor battles the biomech-enhanced hunter
who seeks to capture her.
• A young artist must choose between her comfortable life on
Earth or a war-torn space colony with her beloved.
• A daring thief is on the run from the alien law man who is
determined to bring her to justice.
• A widowed rebel leader tries to save the last remnants of humanity,
one stranger at a time. 

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Call of the Wylde 
By Cynnara Tregarth
I know right now, many of you are
thinking that Cynnara Tregarth is a superhero junkie. You are not wrong in this.
I love my superheroes- but that’s another post for another time. You might think
that I’m a huge fan of Underdog! I loved the show growing up, and I probably always
well. Yet, this weekend, there were two specials on the Science Channel which made
me think about the genres I love and how they really truly affect me personally
and professionally. Thus—we’re talking outer space.
The final frontier—to go where no
man has gone before. My father is a first generation Trekker. I grew up watching
the first sets of reruns on television. I watched the original cartoons of Star
Trek. The vision of Gene Roddenberry created for that universe within his
“Horatio Hornblower to the stars” is something that’s permeated the way
I view things. I am a Trekker. I’ve been to Trek only conventions, I’ve met the
actors, and I’ve read the books. I’ve even met some of the authors who write Star
Trek novels. (I am beyond jealous- it’s on my list of things I want to do!) The
messages that Gene, the actors, the scriptwriters are part of who I am—I treat everyone
as being worthy of my attention and as being equally fascinating.
One of the things I learned from Star
Trek was how people view themselves and their culture versus others. “Let That
Be Your Last Battlefield,” an episode in the third season of the original series,
the story of Cheron hit me hard as a child. To me, it was a lesson in how humanity
was humanity, regardless of looks and there are so many other reasons for war, this
should not be one of them. It’s funny to think that now as a writer this episode
still comes into play. My book, Treaty
of Desire
, deals with a treaty that people on both sides need but others are
trying to break. One of the underlying themes of the story deals with purity of
both the shifters and the Fey. I didn’t realize until reviews came in, just how
much this episode and Star Trek impacted not just my life, but my writing. My themes
often reflect different things I’ve learned from Star Trek and from Star Wars. In
fact, I laugh over the Tribbles in Star Trek. Loved Harcourt Fenton Mudd- the con
man of the universe and the trouble he caused. Then there’s Q. *sighs* Oh, there
is so much a writer could do with Q that sometimes I wonder if I had been given
the chance to play with that entire concept, just how I’d have played it out. In
the books, there’s a book entitled, Q-in-Law. If you’ve never read any of the Star
Trek: The Next Generation books—I highly recommend it if you are a Q lover. It gave
me happiness and laughing like nothing else. It also provided me with inspiration
found in Games
Empaths Play
.
So, I tend as a writer to look toward
the stars in my life. I grew up during the time of Star Wars and let me tell you
right now- I was determined to marry Luke Skywalker when I was old enough. In fact,
we won’t talk about the fanfic I wrote through the years. But that writing stood
me in good stead once I started creating my own universes. I admit that I had a
crush on Luke Skywalker for the longest time, okay, if you push, I’d still say I
have that crush—but don’t tell my fiancé. He thinks he’s a Han Solo sort and yeah.
We won’t go there. What has always intrigued me about Star Wars is how the world
seemed to embrace Star Wars and its mythos as its own reality and at the same time,
being part of our own mythos as well. I love myths and legends, so finding out more
on where George Lucas got the ideas on the Force, Jedi Knights, and other concepts
fascinated me then and as a writer, it’s still fascinating. In fact, I often look
to ancient religions and beliefs of others for various ideas to bring to the table
when it comes to my stories.
There’s nothing like the story arcs
in Star Wars to make the geek in me to go “Oooohhh!” The writer in me
is in awe while the editor in me is whimpering. Trust me, the editor in me whimpers
because of the continuity issues that would have to be kept straight. Can we say
notebooks, index cards and more? Yes, yes we can. But at the same time, it’s what
I do now for my series books. It helps me to keep track of everything I need to
do and track for my characters as they learn, grow, and hopefully resolve everything.
My friends over the years have asked
if I love sci-fi more than any other genre. The answer is no. But I find that sci-fi
allows me to create technology that isn’t available yet. Fantasy allows me to use
magick and play with Elves. (There is a story there, one we won’t talk about. LOL)
Mysteries allow me to murder and get away with it. Romance is in everything I do—because
love is part of life. But sci-fi has been a huge influence on my life and in my
writing. I look to those who wrote Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Logan’s Run and others. I’m
grateful to them. Without their stories, without them stepping forward, I would
have no place to start. I am lucky I came to Doctor Who when I was young. I saw
Tom Baker’s run and fell in love with quirky special effects and a love for all
things British. It still plays in my writing today. (I would not turn down an offer
to write for Doctor Who or a revival of Torchwood with Captain Jack Harkness. *sighs
happily*)
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My writing has grown because of these
masterpieces. I’ve learned pacing, how to write cliffhangers, and how to tease relentlessly
those who read my work. It’s all fair since I wait and whinge when I have to wait
for new movies, new seasons, and new books! But I’ve also learned something else—when
you develop a series that comes alive to so many people, you have an obligation
to see it through to the end. You must give it your best at all times and plan for
it completely. As long as you do that, you can play in that world and give joy to
so many people.
Which is why I’m so happy with my
upcoming story, tentatively called Pirate Queen’s Rebellion. It’s a world that I
developed when I was dealing with the aftermath of my mom’s death and my own health
issues. I spent time indulging in my sci-fi fun and figured out that I wanted to
write something sci-fi but with a romantic twist. What I hadn’t counted on is that
the characters would demand more from me than I originally planned. Yet, in the
end, I’m beyond thrilled with the world created and the universe that’s now there
to play in. It might be some time before I come back, but at the same time, it’s
fully developed that I can drop in at any time. That to me, is a gift that a writer
prays for all the time.
So, take the time to look to the sky.
Find your path to your writing. Find the path to your joy. Sometimes you might find
that a bit of science fiction might just lead you to a path you never considered.
It might be just the thing you need to ease the pains of the day or to launch you
in a new direction for your writing. Either way, you might just say, “It’s
a bird, it’s a plane, no—it’s a spaceship!”

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Presenting Nobility
Eva Caye, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Please tell
us about your new book, Presenting Nobility.
Presenting Nobility, the seventh novel in the To Be Sinclair
series of science fiction romances! The Heir Second thoroughly enjoys his privileges,
but he must also teach and learn the responsibilities of authority. Driven to be
worthy of his political power, Matthieu nevertheless suffers unimaginable losses
while performing his Imperial duties and trying to find a lady worthy of being his
Empress someday…
Published June 30, 2013
Length: 200,000 + words
Blurb:
Ever since he was six and witnessed the destruction of the old
Palace, Prince Matthieu Sinclair has honed himself — mind, body, and spirit —
until he is about as perfect a human being as has ever existed. However, as second
in line to the throne, his duties are so extensive that to find a lady worthy of
being his Empress someday seems like a hopeless task.
His grandparents Emperor Victor and Empress Felice Sinclair recognize
the depth and extent of his talents, asking him to establish the Imperial Protocol Academy
for the numerous Imperial grandchildren. He must also take space duty on the ultra-secret
prototype courier vessel designed by the stargate scientists. As the socialites
circling him begin looking more and more like sharks, Matthieu and his brother Theo
look for ways to find ladies who could help them with their demanding lives.
When complications involving the ongoing reparations strategy
by the Attican Empire evolve, Matthieu must leave his ladies more than once to oversee
critical developments in person. Even Miriel Makov, the one lady he has found who
could possibly take up the demanding position of Empress, abandons him in their
darkest hour. If he is too busy to find a wife now, how will he ever be able to
do so when he is the Emperor?
Above all, when the going gets tough, the only two truths Matthieu
can stand upon are that the Imperial Family’s needs come before his own, and that
no knowledge is worthless. Using his vast array of skills, from piloting to matrixing
to boxing off corners of his mind, a technique drilled into him for a deep-cover
assignment, Matthieu has to face the dreaded opponent of his childhood: the Attican
Empire!
This science fiction romance is the seventh book of the eight-part
To Be Sinclair series. Several scenes describe sexually explicit behavior.
Available in ePub, mobi, PDF, and other formats.
The To Be Sinclair series can be found at Amazon and Smashwords,
including an ‘add-on’ novel, Evan’s Ladies, consisting of four novellas.
The To Be Sinclair Series

About the Author

A health crisis inspired Eva Caye to become an obsessive writer,
completing eight books in her To Be Sinclair series before she could afford an editor.
She published Dignity in August 2012, and her 8th book Nobility in late June 2013.
She laughingly refers to Evan’s Ladies as Book 6.5, an ‘add-on’ book to the series
since it consists of four novellas. The other seven books are full novels, though
most have ‘Easter egg’ short stories as bonuses for the reader.
The To Be Sinclair series is set some 600 years in the future
and covers the lives and loves of the greatest ruling family in the galaxy. Her
current works-in-progress are a finale to the series, and two prequels set in the
TBS universe about 100 years in the future.
Eva lives with her incredibly supportive husband and two lovely
mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville,
Kentucky.
Eva Caye

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Evan’s Ladies
Eva Caye, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Prince Evan Sinclair, from the book Evan’s Ladies.
Genre: science fiction romance
Publisher: self
Cover artist: self
Length: 81,072 words
Heat rating: warm with one controversial topic
Tagline: What is Fate?
Blurb:  Science, sex, sorrow,
solidarity, scandal, sympathy, and sense deprivation are hallmarks of this add-on
novel to the To Be Sinclair series!
Prince Evan Sinclair may be a brilliant stargate scientist, but
his love life has soared to incredible heights and plunged to unbelievable depths.
Who will stay by his side forever?
Is true love more than attraction? More than compatibility? More
than fascination? More than friendship?
These four novellas chronologically take place between Loyalty and Nobility, books six and seven of the To Be Sinclair series.
Part I: The Cremian Dance
Part II: Good Enough
Part III: Breathe
Part IV: Treasure Your Words
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Prince Evan Sinclair, 22, stargate scientist; Lady Nicole Knightley,
23, environmental scientist; Lady Sara Bonnaire, 22, assistant to the Lord Protector
of the Ducal Assembly; Lady Vivian Oberman, 21, artist; Lady Leah Redgrave, 26,
teacher.

Interview with Evan Sinclair

Tell us about yourself.
I am the youngest son of Emperor Victor and Empress Felice Sinclair.
My fellow triplets Josef and Sophia and I were body-births, whereas our parents
used gestation chambers for our first nine siblings. The benevolence and brilliance
with which our progressive parents raised their Imperial Brood means my magnificent
sibs are renowned for their wit, intelligence, and social skills. My identical twin
Josef and our age-mate Stefan are so ingenious, however, that I always felt like
a dunderhead next to them, so when Mother began training us up in her secret stargate
science, I struggled to keep up.
When my first long-time girlfriend dropped me because she had
fallen in love with Stefan, who would have nothing to do with her for breaking my
heart, I felt even more terribly outclassed by my sibs, all of whom had found incredibly
smart, loyal, and remarkable mates. All I want is to find an honest, brilliant lady
who loves me for myself, stays true to me, and can stand to live with the dangers
of being an Imperial spouse.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I will do anything to make my lady happy. Our parents based our
sexual education on a Manuvian sexology textbook, The Pleasure Centers of the Body, so I know I can always make a lady
happy in bed. But when she longs for her former lifestyle, or feels as if I cannot
give her the attention she needs, I will pull strings and bend over backwards to
be what she needs. And sometimes it is still not enough!
What was it like where you grew up?
Built almost 400 years ago, some 100 years after Landfall, the
Palace and its walled and force-shielded grounds were considered a miracle of engineering
in the galaxy back then. The kings and emperors over the centuries ensured it became
a virtually impregnable fortress, and the queens and empresses a comfortable and
beautiful one, but growing up in luxury does not mean your life is complete, nor
completely safe. The Rendelian Wars and Dalanov’s Coup meant Father grew up as the
sole Sinclair scion on the planet, with rabidly paranoid Sentinels and watchmen
from the time he was six years old. We children were constantly prepared for potential
disasters, including memorizing 37 scenarios to maintain Imperial leadership depending
on which combinations of us survived the next devastating attack.
Being surrounded by Sentinels meant it was nearly impossible
for us to form outside friendships, for how many people really want professional,
paranoid scrutiny of every facet of their lives by grim security men, just to be
in our presence? Very few of my sibs developed strong friendships outside of their
eventual spouses, so for the most part we grew up isolated in the Palace with each
other as best friends.
Sunday Family Night gatherings exemplified our parents’ determination
to foster bonding between us, for we all knew we would be important in our oldest
brother Zhaiden’s government someday. Although we were allowed our choice of careers,
we used Family Nights to coordinate who would take over which social duties during
the week, as well as to ask for or offer help on our personal projects. We could
invite friends or lovers to Family Night, though we usually only did so if we felt
they could handle it, for to be Sinclair means responsibility in our every word
and action. Since most people do not live like that, witnessing our dedication to
each other and the Empire could be rather intimidating to them.
Until we were 20, the only way we traditionally found lovers
was to meet them at balls, and Mother required the boys to introduce ladies to her
before we could bed them in the Palace. We all complied, not simply because Mother
was Empress and her word was law, but because she would also ask the ladies important
questions such as whether they had a contraceptive implant. Even now I go through
the process because the consequences of going against my parents’ rules would be
severe. Even then, it’s sometimes not enough…
What do you wish was different about your life?
I wish I could walk around in public without the constant attention.
Father upped our visible Sentinel details to six men when Anne, Stefan, Josef, and
I mastered Mother’s ultra-secret stargate science, and that does not include our
invisible outer perimeter details. We must give 26 hours notice to Sentinel Command
for any excursions, which means we often go in groups. And it’s difficult to get
to know people in such situations, especially because Sentinels only tell us about
the more blatant assassination attempts on each other, so we naturally try to minimize
our exposure for our subjects’ sake as well as our own.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
To have married my first fiancée.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
I’m not certain I can. Even the Palace
got bombed in such a way that the overhead force-shields were utterly destroyed.
Sentinel Command is the most secure building on the planet, so I’ll go with that.
What is your most important goal in life?
To support the Empire of Sinclair Demesne in every way. Providing
stargates to facilitate the spread of humanity throughout the galaxy garners the
Empire vast sums of money, but helping my brothers with Sinclair Enterprises will
lead to a revolution in starship technology, which will help us maintain our status
as the preeminent Empire in the galaxy. And, all told, to support my extended family,
since we are the interface between the Empire and the galaxy, protecting the Realm’s
interests from both civil and interstellar wars.

About the Author

A health crisis inspired Eva Caye to become an obsessive writer,
completing eight books in her To Be Sinclair series before she could afford an editor.
She published Dignity in August 2012, with the projected release of her 8th book
Nobility in late June 2013. She laughingly refers to Evan’s Ladies as Book 6.5,
an ‘add-on’ book to the series since it consists of four novellas. The other seven
books are full novels, though most have ‘Easter egg’ short stories as bonuses for
the reader.
The To Be Sinclair series is set some 600 years in the future
and covers the lives and loves of the greatest ruling family in the galaxy. Her
current works-in-progress are a finale to the series, and two prequels set in the
TBS universe about 100 years in the future.
Eva lives with her incredibly supportive husband and two lovely
mutts in a tiny, century-old farmhouse in Louisville,
Kentucky.

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