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Is It True: Dracula's Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere @vampwerezombie #RLFblog #GothicRomance #ParanormalRomance

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Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Rebekah R Ganiere, author of Dracula’s Bride, a Gothic Romance Paranormal Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Dracula’s Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere

Genre Gothic Romance – Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Mina wants to escape her sheltered life. Blue needs a fresh start. Together they might find the satisfaction they both crave.

Mina has spent the last five years being house servant to her three older siblings- Arthur, Quincey, and Lucy, under the thumb of her volatile Admiral father, But her entire life is changed in an instant–when she is almost run over by a mysterious black horse-drawn carriage.
Count Vlad “Blue” Draugr flees his castle in Transylvania after an unspeakable act draws too much attention his way. Now secluded in his rural English estate, he finds himself drawn to a most unlikely creature. The sweet and innocent Mina Van Deem from the neighboring estate.
Unable to get her out of his thoughts Blue wants nothing more than to make her like him – a vampire. But Blue’s thirst for blood keeps him from fully trusting himself to keep his fangs off her neck.
In an act of desperation, Mina runs from her dysfunctional family and escapes to London. There she finds more than solitude in the sooty city streets that are alit with whispers of a string of recent bloody murders–she finds Blue, waiting for her, tempting her, stalking her. And as she falls deeper under his spell, Mina learns that some creatures lying in the shadows of London’s underbelly are more enticing than she ever thought possible.

Those who crave the dark passion of Dracula and Crimson Peak, Dracula’s Bride will be your new favorite.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. Dracula’s Bride is about my twenty fifth book. I used to keep track of exactly how many I’ve written but I am currently working on 7 books at the same time so I’ve lost count. Haha.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. Dracula’s Bride is the first book in my Immortal Monsters Series. The next book will be Frankenstein’s Bride. There will also be a Jekyll and Hyde, Wolf Man and Phantom of the Opera. We’ll see if I do more than those.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Only a little. I have been writing long enough now, 5 years, that I know when it’s time to quit for the night. That doesn’t mean my characters don’t shake me awake first thing in the morning and scream for me to get up and tell their stories.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Because it takes place in Victorian London and areas outside of London I needed to do a lot of research on railways at the time, electricity, mail, military, clothing, etc. The clothing was the hardest to find what I was looking for.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
The main character Blue – Vlad – has wolves. They are more minions than pets though.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes it does. It is a Paranormal Romance but also a Gothic Romance. A retelling of the Classic Dracula is has all of the feel of a Gothic Romance and the fun of a Paranormal Vampire romance as well.
you speak more than one language?
Nope. I wish I did. I am going to take a simple German class this fall, just for fun. Mostly because my best friend is from Germany and she knows English but her three little girls came to visit this summer and they don’t.
you grew up where you live now?
Nope. I grew up all over. Born in California. Young child in Connecticut. Lived in Virginia until Jr. High. Then moved to Boise, Idaho for jr. high through high school and some college. I currently live in California again. I’ve also lived in Hawaii, Utah, Maryland and a couple other places.
you love to read?
I do love to read. I love to read all kinds of things. Right now I really love to read books on writing. But my favorites are Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Sci-fi, YA.
you are never late?
I am no longer late. When I was younger I used to be late all the time but for some reason after I had kids I stopped being late. Probably because my kids are actors and we have to be at auditions at a specific time and if you are late they call your agent to ask where you are. It only took that happening a couple times before I became embarrassed enough to make sure I was on time.
you love pizza?
I DO love pizza… which is super, super, super hard because I can’t have gluten or dairy anymore.
you love sushi?
Absolutely!! If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be Japanese food. Yummy!
you have a pet?
I do not have A pet. I have a German Shepherd named Harley Quinn, a tortoise named Harold, a Bearded Dragon named Firestar, and 5 guinea pigs. Sweet Pea, BB8, Bugsy, Captain America and Winter Soldier.

Where to buy Dracula’s Bride

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q31KCW3

Rebekah R Ganiere Social Media

Rebekah is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting. Books in her popular fairytale retelling series Fairelle have won many awards including the Golden Palm and was a finalist for Rone Award as well as won Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington, and her new series Wolf River released in 2016. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series.
Rebekah is the former President of the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah is also known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze, Fyrecon and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark and Book Lovers Con.
Website http://www.RebekahGaniere.com
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Introducing Stephan von Haas from Alpha Mine, by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Stephan von Hass from Alpha Mine, a paranormal romance, by Brenda Sparks. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Alpha Mine by Brenda Sparks

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

In the shadows of the night, there exists a band of warriors–a group of vampires, known as the Alpha Council. Their formidable leader, Stephan von Haas, has vowed to protect not only his kind, but the humans existing alongside them. His duty comes before all else–until a sassy blonde saunters into his life.
When a sensual, dark-haired stranger walks into Katrina Spencer’s life, he stirs her deepest desires and sweeps her into a world beyond her wildest dreams. But when Katrina is targeted by Stephan’s enemies, reality shifts into something violent and deadly, as she is thrust into a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and vengeance is coming for her.
Together they will confront an extraordinary destiny of peril, passion, and dark pleasures. But when one horrid mistake brings retribution, their love may pay the price.

Introducing Stephan von Haas

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 650ish…I think. Honestly, I stopped counting after my 300th birthday.
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Germany
Profession: Entrepreneur
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): vampire
What do you look like?
I’m a 6 ft 5 in warrior with dark brown hair and sapphire-blue eyes. I may be over 600 years old, but I’m told I don’t look a day over 35.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Katrina Spencer is my heartmate. She is amazing. She’s a strong-willed, leggy blonde, with gray-blue eyes that will draw you in. She is kind and loving. The day I found out she was my heartmate, was one of the luckiest days of my life.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Yes. You don’t live hundreds of years without learning in multiple ways. I believe in learning everything the world has to offer.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
I live extravagantly. I am fortunate to have a lot, but I am generous. I believe in giving back, helping others. It’s part of the reason why I established the Alpha Council, to help those who can’t help themselves.
On what special skills do you rely?
My fighting skills. Being the leader of the Alpha Council is a great responsibility. I must not only lead the men, but also lead the fight. I work hard to make sure I stay in top fighting shape and keep my skills as sharp as the blades I carry.
What past event causes you the most fear?
My heartmate was kidnapped and tortured. I’ve never been so scare. If anything happened to Katrina, I could not be held responsible for what I would do.
What is your biggest need?
To make the world a safer place, a place where my heartmate (and one day my children) can move about without fear for their safety.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I would give my heartmate the child she so desperately wants. Unfortunately, having children is biologically difficult for vampires.

Where to buy Alpha Mine

Publisher http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=191&products_id=5449
Amazon http://mybook.to/AlphaMine
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-mine-brenda-sparks/1118759189?ean=2940149591954
iBooks http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-mine/id825382918?mt=11&uo=4
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/alpha-mine-1

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Brenda Sparks has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.

Website http://brenda-sparks.com/index.html
Blog http://brenda-sparks.com/blog.html
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Newsletter http://brenda-sparks.com/welcome-readers.html

 

Read the paranormal romance Alpha Lover by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #PNR Brenda Sparks, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Alpha Lover by Brenda Sparks

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all the right places…and totally unavailable.
Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.
To get past Juliette’s defenses and in order to keep her safe, Nicholai must prove himself worthy of her love and trust. Unbeknownst to the couple, her personal demons are not the only ones threatening their relationship. Hiding virtually unseen by the vampires, Demon Royalty plots to destroy not only the couple but the entire vampire breed. Luckily, Nicholai will do anything for Juliette—even if it means sacrificing himself.
To have their happily ever after, Nicholai must save Julie from her demons- both real and imaginary.

Where to buy Alpha Lover

Publisher http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4760-alpha-lover.html
Amazon http://mybook.to/AlphaLover
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-lover-brenda-sparks/1124934443
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-lover/id1173716918?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/alpha-lover

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Brenda has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.
Website http://brenda-sparks.com/index.html
Blog http://brenda-sparks.com/blog.html
Twitter https://twitter.com/brenda_sparks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/forBrendaSparks/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/brendasparks/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4416074.Brenda_Sparks
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ
Newsletter http://brenda-sparks.com/welcome-readers.html

 

Twisted by RA Winter @RAWinterWriter #RLFblog #paranormalromanceRA Winter, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Twisted by RA Winter

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A curse has plagued the land of the witch and the only clue to save the world is in the form of a riddle. Tabitha must erase the curse before the land dies, but how can she convince two warring species to work together before all is lost? Switch their bodies and make them work with themselves.

Where to buy Twisted

Publisher WinterPress

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FMCTHLK

RA Winter Social Media

RA Winter began her writing career under her married name, writing genealogy books. However, her love for reading romance novels intruded in on her daily activities. She started writing and fell in love with her characters and is writing many more books in the Romantic Western series, “The Spirit Key”. Each one of Grandfather’s grandchildren will have their story told, as will Grandfather himself.
RA spent many years traveling the world and has lived in many different countries. Turkey, Egypt, Germany, and Jordan, have all been called “home” at one time or another. Now you can find her quietly living in Pittsburgh, Pa, with her husband, writing her next novel.
Website http://rsch881.wixsite.com/rawinter
Blog https://rawinterwriter.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RAWinterWriter
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRAWinter
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/By-RA-Winter/e/B00PMF26SC
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Morgan D'Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale @Lnightingale #RLFblog #vampiresLinda Nightingale, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your research for your book.

Research for Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody

In my mythos, my vampires never died to be resurrected corpses. They are mutants, a virus having altered their mortal DNA into immortals with powers greater than their original human selves. Interestingly enough, I found the information below on the internet. My viral mutations are actually possible (maybe not to the extent in my books yet still within reason):
“About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to a new study. The research shows that the genomes of humans and other mammals contain DNA derived from the insertion of bornaviruses, RNA viruses whose replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus.”
Date: January 8, 2010
Source: University of Texas at Arlington
In the 2000s, a scientist at the University of Michigan studied people with HIV and found other viruses in the blood of these subjects. Surprisingly, these viruses came from within the patients’ own DNA.
Retroviruses, including HIV, share three common genes: gag, which gives rise to the inner shell that stores the virus’s genes; env makes knobs on the outer surface of the virus, allowing it to adhere to the cells and invade them; and finally pol. The latter makes an enzyme which introduces the virus’s genes into the host cell’s DNA.
Actually, the human genome contains segments of DNA matching pol, env, and gag. Scientists have found sizeable quantity of retrovirus DNA in our genes, in fact, as stated above, eight percent of the human genome. Both in human and other species, studies of these endogenous retroviruses reveal that they have genetically merged with the human DNA. Retroviruses regularly infected our ancestors, but rarely infected sperm or an egg, but when they did, they managed to permeate an embryo, new cells in the embryo inheriting the retrovirus DNA. When the child grew into an adult and produced offspring, the DNA of the virus was transmitted as well.
So, Morgan, Lucien and the Vampyre could possibly exist.
Happy Saturday! You have viral altered DNA.

Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale

The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D’Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless… you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren’t they grand?

Where to buy Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBRRABE/
Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Morgan-DArcy-A-Vampyre-Rhapsody-Audiobook/B078YYJQ2J

Linda Nightingale Social Media

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.
Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a legal assistant and loves events with her car club. The stars in her crown are two wonderful sons. In a former life, she must have had to walk everywhere because today she is into transportation with fine taste in expensive horses and hot cars! She likes to dress up and host formal dinner parties.
Twitter https://twitter.com/LNightingale
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaNightingaleAuthor
Website http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ – Lots of interesting guests & prizes
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Sayara St Clair, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Kiss Me, Bite Me by Sayara St Clair

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
I’d learned early on in life not to show weakness. Like messy emotions. Shedding tears in front of my family had a similar outcome to busting out of a shark cage wearing blood cologne.
The world hasn’t treated Kayana Castello Branco particularly kindly. So it’s no surprise to her when she literally bumps into her soul mate, only to find he’s already taken. He’s gorgeous, strong, smart, kind—every woman’s ideal guy. Of course he’s unavailable for soul-matey business.
When fate shows pity, putting Greg Morgan in her path a second time, the resulting collision is colossal. Their connection is epic, the stuff of romantic legends, fairy tales, sonnets. They’re like Romeo and Juliet (only, the R-rated version).
But something has happened to Greg. Now, every time he gets near Ana, he gets long and hard…and pointy in the fang area. He doesn’t know whether he wants to kiss her, lick her, do-that-thing-that-rhymes-with-duck her. Or bite and deprive her of every last molecule of haemoglobin.
Loving a newbie vampire with control issues really and truly sucks.
Why did you write this book?
Although this is the fourth book I’ve published, it’s actually the first one I ever wrote. I’ve been an avid paranormal romance reader for a long time and I may have a slight vampire obsession. I mean, it’s so slight it’s barely worth mentioning. *Stares* *Waits* *Squirms* Okay, okay, I’ll admit it—I am TOTALLY obsessed with vamps! So it was inevitable that my first book would be a vampire paranormal romance.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. All sorts of romance, eg erotic, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense. I am an unashamed incurable romantic.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
There are so many characters I’ve admired over the years, that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. My character of the moment, though, is Daniel Beckett, from a series of books by Dominic Piper. Beckett is worlds apart from the usual romantic hero I fall head over heels for. However, he is mysterious and intriguing. And it is absolutely imperative that I find out more about him.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the second book in the Blood Kissed Series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The book mentioned above will released next. Kayana, Greg and their friends will be involved in some extremely complicated and hair-raising situations. Expect much mayhem in the future from me.

Where to buy Kiss Me, Bite Me

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EoqQdb

Sayara St Clair Social Media

If someone told a young Sayara St Clair that one day she would be an erotic/paranormal-romance-writing Aussie expat living in Thailand, she would have snort-laughed and yelled, “You. Be. Crazy!”
If someone told her the same thing now, she would not yell, only nod solemnly. Because that actually happened.
Sayara has a science degree, with majors in both microbiology and biochemistry. Working in the fields of serology and tissue banking, she got to do lots of cool and sometimes slightly weird stuff. She was employed as the manager/buyer for furniture retail stores, where she had a chance to unleash her inner interior decorator. (Interior design is one of her great passions.) And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. (Hanging about in a roomful of extremely loud, pint-sized humans is not one of her great passions.) She has written: ads for TV, print and radio; real estate brochures; website copy; and a screenplay. Now she’s writing fiction and has discovered it’s her favorite thing to do. She’s also learned that writing sultry romances is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles. No one has sex in scientific journal articles. Not the ones she wrote anyway.
When not writing, she may be most commonly found in a horizontal position reading, in the kitchen baking, in the garden planting, or somewhere else singing at the top of her lungs. She loves music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.
With regards to vampires and chocolate: she bites one on a daily basis and has had a lifelong obsession with the other. And she’s not telling which one’s which.
Website www.sayarastclair.com
Blog http://www.sayarastclair.com/wp/blog-2/
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