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Tag Archives: Victoria Adams

Read for free: Sophie by Margaret Tanner plus 3 more #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Sophie by Margaret Tanner. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Sophie by Margaret Tanner

After her bigamous husband dumps her at a saloon, Sophie is forced to flee town wearing only a saloon gal dress. She is taken in by the Lakota Indians and lives with them until she is captured by a group of desperadoes.
She escapes into the wilderness and is saved by Gabe Benton, a man whose life is tainted by the thirst for revenge. They fall in love, but what will happen when Gabe discovers Sophie is implicated in his wife’s death?
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Venetian Holiday by Christine DonovanVenetian Holiday by Christine Donovan #FreeBookFriday #Read

Mia Russo travels to Italy to spend the Christmas Holidays with friends, the Melchionne’s. Mia expects her best friend, Rosa, to welcome her to Venice, instead it is Luca, the eldest of Rosa’s brothers. Ever since she can remember the two of them fought and argued over everything and nothing. Several years ago Mia figured out why. Her feelings for Luca go deep and she’ll be damned if she’ll let him find out. As far as she knew, he still considers her his little sister’s annoying best friend.
Luca spent the past few years trying to ignore Mia and the feelings she stirred inside him. Pretending disdain and dislike only gets one so far. Will he be able to pull off his subterfuge once again this holiday season? From the moment he greets Mia, as she disembarks from her water taxi, he knows the answer is no. The piercing pain in the vicinity of his heart feels as though Cupid shot him straight through with an arrow. So the answer, once again, is no.
Will Mia and Luca find amore in the cool, crisp holiday air in the most romantico and bellissimo city on earth?
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Christmas in a Flash by Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams

Christmas in a Flash by Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams #FreeBookFriday #ReadVictoria Adams – Daryl Devore’s alter ego – has penned two flash Christmas romances. A flash is a short story based on prompts. These are meant to be read on break with a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits.
Gingerbread Dreams – Two bakers who instead of eggs broke each other’s heart. One stayed in the small town. The other took the cooking world by storm. Can gingerbread heal a shattered dream?
Christmas Knight – Tamara’s Christmas dream is shattered when her parents can’t meet her on the Caribbean cruise ship where she works. A handsome passenger with the initials S.C. spends Christmas Eve romancing her, but disappears at midnight. Is there a hope Tamara’s Christmas Day isn’t ruined?
Bonus – Winter’s Chill – A dark tale seen through the eyes of the prey, the stalker and the protector. Can Silk survive the first snowfall of the year? Can Lucan satisfy his craving? Is Damien good enough to triumph over evil?
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Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle AllenBringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read

Immortal Council member Pietas, leader of the Ultra race, wants nothing to do with faithless, lying humans. After discovering humans captured and tortured his people, Pietas declares war. To him, humans deserve nothing more than conquest and elimination. They possess no honor. They lie, cheat, and sign faithless treaties. He washes his hands of them.
Following centuries of battle, Pietas learns with dismay that the Ultra High Council has agreed to peace talks. He suspects a trap, but grudgingly complies. Upon arrival at the site, his worst fears are realized. Cornered, out of options and with his beloved mother’s immortality at stake, Pietas surrenders.
Now a captive of the people he loathes, Pietas is left for dead on the planet Sempervia. He can’t survive on his own. Six, a human soldier abandoned with him, offers food and water. Is this man worthy of friendship? Or is this another trap?
Either way, Pietas must do the one thing he detests. Trust a human…
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RLF Gems 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 30 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests. 
The Top Blogger for September was Rebecca Hunter. She wins a
month of free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher
Liquid Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About Rebecca Hunter

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views) There is a tie for third place. Congratulations to each one!
1 Rebecca Hunter
2 Tricia Schneider
3 Luanna  Stewart
3 Victoria Adams
4 Guy Ogan
5 June Kramin
Honorable mention: Pat Henshaw

Top Chatters for the Month

RLF Top Chatter

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. It goes to the
top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or more comments
(not counting the guest author’s).

1 Luanna Stewart
2 Rosanna Leo
3 Milou Koenings
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over
3.5M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.
New for 2015
Each post will be featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest
board within a few days after it goes live.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3
per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives
Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure
everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this
email if you have questions or need help: We
both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join a group or do anything special.
This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you.
The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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Guest calendar
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month
in alphabetical order by first name are:
Andrea Cooper, Charlie Cochrane, Daryl Devore, Destiny Booze, Dorothy A. Bell, DP
Denman, Faye Hall, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, Kim Iverson Headlee, Kris Bock, Lucy
Felthouse, Marilyn Baron, Mary Dressel, Mary Marvella, Monica La Porta, Rochelle
Weber, Sasha Cottman, Trevann Rogers, Willa Edwards

with Shamus McTavis

Tell us about
yourself, please.
Let’s see. I’m the only son of Brian and Leslie McTavis.
Sadly, when I was young both my parents died when their yacht floundered off
the coast of Indonesia. That left me in charge of the McTavis Foundation and
made me a rather wealthy man. My beautiful grandmother had a passion for
flowers and the McTavis Conservancy is still attached to the mansion and is
thriving. I can sense my grandparent’s and parent’s spirits there when I wander
about the conservancy.
Authors call what you
want but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
I would say, what I thought “the conflict” was was love.
Everyone I loved died and there was a time, in those over dramatic teenage
years, when I thought I was cursed. I didn’t want to get near anyone because I
couldn’t stand the pain of having them die. As I matured, I resolved that issue,
but then found the problem of being wealthy was people pretended to be your
friend or love you. They wanted to be close to the money not me.
I didn’t date much and led the life of almost a recluse
until that day when I was walking Reginald in the park and spotted Darcy.
What inner doubt
causes you the most difficulty?
Am I worth it? I didn’t earn my millions; I inherited them.
Every day I wonder if I am worthy of the position as Chairman and do I deserve
this entitled lifestyle.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Darcy O’Calahan. A beauty as rare as some of the flowers in
the conservancy. She grew up in a small mid-western town, where she worked her
way through high school and college doing the flower beds for her neighbours
and the local municipal office. She once told me this hilarious story – which
didn’t make it into the book – about the summer she was covered with a poison
ivy rash. Makes me itchy just thinking about it.
Let’s be honest, I’m rich and that makes me a target for
single women. But Darcy didn’t chase me down. I spotted her. Actually, I let
Reginald off his leash and he smashed into her knocking her down.
What is your family
I have no family. I am an only child and my parents died in
a yachting accident and my grandparents have long passed on. It’s just me. I’ve
been alone since my parent’s death. Darcy is the first person I have let into
my world and my life.
Why are you happy with
the way your story ended?
Happy is not even close to how I feel. I found love. True
love. Darcy may be awed by my wealth, which is completely understandable. She’s
working at a low paying job and came from a middle class background. I grew up
in wealth and privilege and live in a mansion that could house a small city’s
population, but that has nothing to do with her love for me. If I was
struggling as hard as Darcy was, she would still love me.

About the Writer

Hi, I’m Victoria Adams. I live in
Ontario, Canada with my husband and pets. Daughter’s grown up and is now teaching. I like to
garden, cook and study Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian belly dance). In the
summer, cars slow down when they pass my front yard and the passengers gaze at
my flower beds. Friends love to be invited over for supper as the meal is going
to be good, good for you and nowhere near low-calorie! No dieting allowed at
dinner parties. As to belly dancing, find a class and try it. It’s a blast! Age
and weight don’t matter. There are many plus size ladies and one 74 yr old
grandmother in one of my classes.
I’ve been writing since I was
little. Being an only child, long car rides were filled with making up stories
in my head about the people I saw out the car window. When my daughter
was younger, I made up stories that she suggested. I’d say – Once upon a time
there was a…. She’d shout an answer – chicken! And the story went from there.
Great creativity exercise as it turns out. Now, my writing style has taken a split to
contemporary romance for adults and contemporary romance for new adults.
What was your biggest
challenge in writing this book?
The chapter ending hooks. 
This was not a conventionally written book. It’s a compilation of flash
fiction episodes that were woven together to make a book. Each episode needed a
chapter ending hook to catch the reader and make them “turn the page”.
Why did you choose
this character for the interview today?
The entire story, Red Tulip, is written from Darcy’s point
of view. I thought it only fair that Shamus be allowed a moment to express
Are any sequels
planned for this book?
Red Tulip is the first book in a planned series called
Romantic Flashes. I belong to a flash fiction group and Red Tulip is the result
of weekly episodes written based on prompts and the whole thing tied into a
story. I have another story written, waiting to be edited, plus I’m working on
a seasonal collection of stories.
What genre would you
like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
Mystery! Didn’t even have to think about that answer. I
adore old English mysteries – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers.  I have no idea how to write one without all
the clues being obvious.
Why should readers
who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Red Tulip is short and very unique. It was written in the
style that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presented his first book – The Hound of the
Baskervilles.  Doyle wrote weekly
episodes of the story that were published in a magazine. Being the 21st
century, Red Tulip appeared weekly on my blog. It was a challenge to write
having to incorporate the weekly prompts into the story. For instance, when
December rolled around, of course all the prompts were Christmas oriented. Red
Tulip takes place in late spring. A challenge which I accepted and wrote it
into the story.
Is there anything
you’d like to say to your readers?
I love hearing from people who read my books. I don’t mean
reviews. I love getting FB messages or tweets. I will respond.

About the Book

Title Red Tulip
Genre contemporary romance
Author  Victoria Adams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  G
Darcy O’Calahann, a junior gardener from a small mid-western
town, is trying to make her way in the big city.
Shamus McTavis is a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious family

Are Darcy’s eyes playing tricks on her? Is she losing her mind?
Or is there really a Red Tulip tying her and Shamus together?

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