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Is It True: Lyric by Andrea R Cooper @andreaRcooper #RLFblog #pnrPlay Is It True with today’s guest Andrea R Cooper, author of Lyric, a paranormal romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Half-siren/Half-succubus Cassie must convince a CEO to give her interior decorating company a chance at his offices in order to stay in the black. But even after using her persuasive voice, he refuses. What can she do to change his mind?

Daniel Davis has a secret he’s paid hundreds of thousands to keep that way. Now when exotic Cassie marches into his office, he can’t stop thinking about her and makes her an offer. Be his date for a high-profile party and he’ll consider her company for his office redecorating project.

After an accident, Cassie gives Daniel her blood to heal him. Trouble is, if she can’t keep him alive, he’ll become a soulless ghoul.

Worse, someone is out to kill him. Can Cassie keep him alive…both in fighting her nature and from whoever is after him?

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  R

Genre: paranormal romance

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, I’ve written twelve other books under my real name and several more under pen names.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, Lyric is book 2.5 in the Claimed series. Here’s the lineup:
Claimed – Book 1
Fallen – Book 2
Lyric – Book 2.5
Tainted – Book 3 – forthcoming
you lost sleep while writing this book?
False. I lose sleep over many things: kids, family, stress, sickness, but never writing.
you did research for this book?
True. I researched sirens and ancient Greek myths. Instead of the mermaid sirens, I went with the original Greek myths that sirens were half-bird/half-women.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
True. Cassandra is half-siren and half-succubus and not human.
this book has more than one genre?
True. This book is paranormal and romance – my two favorite genres.
you speak more than one language?
True-ish. I took French in High School and can remember some of it. And I know a few words in Spanish – do either of those count?
you grew up where you live now?
True-ish. I grew up in Houston and live north of the city now.
you love to read?
True. I love stories and characters.
you are never late?
False. I try to leave early in order to be on time, but often am late despite that.
you love pizza?
True.
you love sushi?
True, but only certain ones.
you have a pet?
No. Once the kids are a bit older, we’re thinking of getting a dog or cat. Maybe one of each since my daughter wants a cat and my son wants a dog.
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon: http://a.co/fbs9pSr

Andrea R Cooper Social Media

Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels. She writes fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance. Under the pen name, A.R. Cooper, she writes YA Fantasy. Her debut YA series is Shadow Bloodlines.
What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).
Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal, historical, and romantic suspense.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.
Website: http://www.andreaR.cooper.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndreaRCooper
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaRCooper.author/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/andrearcooper/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6934877.Andrea_R_Cooper
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-R.-Cooper/e/B00BU2WYJM/
Instafreebie: https://www.instafreebie.com/discover/author/1107/andrea_r_cooper

 

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Quest of a Warrior by Mary Morgan @m_morganauthor #RLFblog #Paranormal #RomanceMary Morgan, author of Quest of a Warrior, answers five easy questions.
Please tell us about yourself.
Award-winning Scottish paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling–writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I love going to pubs, so it’s usually fish and chips or hamburger, a big salad and a Guinness.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Spending time anywhere in Scotland or Ireland. I was fortunate to visit the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland in June. I wandered through ancient ruins, stood on cliffs near the ocean, and soaked in the mystique of the land. Pure bliss! I’m longing to return.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I read in all genres, in particular, historical fiction and non-fiction. I’m fascinated with history. I blame it on James Michener. When I read “Hawaii” at seventeen, I became hooked on historical books. Currently, I’m reading “Victoria” by Daisy Goodwin.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Everything—from historical books, travel magazines, world maps, and articles on the internet. Since my stories are based in Scotland and Ireland, I’m constantly searching out new and fascinating tidbits of knowledge. In addition, I’m a lover of Celtic mythology, so I enjoy reading about the legendary tales from these countries.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
The Celts by Enya
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
“Intoxication can unleash the beast within a Fae.” ~Chronicles of the Fae
Fenian Warrior Conn MacRoich has traveled the earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees.
When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when she learns Conn’s true identity.
As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?
Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5086-quest-of-a-warrior.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Warrior-Legends-Fenian-Warriors-ebook/dp/B072HPBMDM/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/quest-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/1126404360/
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/quest-of-a-warrior/id1231868317?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/quest-of-a-warrior

Mary Morgan Social Media

Website http://www.marymorganauthor.com
Blog http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog
Twitter http: http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/
Pinterest www.pinterest.com/marymorgan50/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/

 

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Kai by Michelle Abbott @MichelleAbbott4 #RLFblog #romanceWelcome Michelle Abbott author of Kai, a new Romance.

Why did you write this book?
I wanted to write a bad boy that readers could sympathize with.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Kellan from Thoughtless
What are you working on at the moment?
A dark contemporary romance.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The dark romance I’m working on, plus I’m collaborating with another author on a contemporary romance.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
My name is Kai Okamoto. I deal drugs. Trade escapism for cold, hard cash.
Born to a British Mother and a Japanese father, I grew up poor, hungry, and alone. Hiding from the monsters at our door. The debt collectors.
I’ve worked hard to escape my past. I’m not that frightened little boy anymore. I’m wealthy, secure, and sure of myself. At least I was, until I met Lily.
Lily is a good girl. The kind of girl I should stay away from. I should, but I can’t. I hate lying to her, but if she finds out who I am, what I do, I won’t see her for dust.
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074M7MMD2

Michelle Abbott Social Media

Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person. She’s a self-published author who loves to write new adult romance about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl. She’s an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits :-) She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral :-)
Website http://michelle-abbott.weebly.com/
Blog http://michelle-abbott.weebly.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/michelleabbott4
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MichelleAbbottRomanceAuthor
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/michelleddiane/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7034278.Michelle_Abbott
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Abbott/e/B00C7N1AQ6
Newsletter http://michelle-abbott.weebly.com/newletter.html

 

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Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #scifiToday’s featured book is Bro, a science fiction novella by Kayelle Allen. The book is free on the author’s website.

 

In Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers, when you can make yourself invisible, invisible truths are revealed.
Senth and Khyff, the Antonello Brothers from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure and For Women Only, did not grow up together. They were separated at Senth’s birth. Bro shows how and why, and what event reunited them.
Dramatic, funny, touching, Bro takes you inside the Tarthian Empire and introduces you to three of its major denizens: brothers Senth and Khyff Antonello, and Luc Saint-Cyr. You’ll find them in many stories in the Empire. Come and meet them in Bro.
Join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group and get a free copy of Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers. https://kayelleallen.com/bro You’ll get three more books at the same time.
Genre science fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
This is a free book available at https://kayelleallen.com/bro

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Kayelle Allen did a tour in the US Navy, where she climbed around airplanes (on the ground, thankfully) fixing black boxes that helped pilots find their way home. She wrote her first science fiction novel at 18 and to this day, it’s hidden under the bed, where she vows it will remain. Gems from it, however, launched several series in her galaxy-wide universe of stories. From childhood, Kayelle was the victim of an overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from her mother. From her father, she got a healthy respect for mechanical things. No wonder she writes Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s been married so long she’s tenured.
Website https://kayelleallen.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook http://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author
G+ https://plus.google.com/+KayelleAllen/
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/kayelleallen/
Reader Group https://kayelleallen.com/bro

 

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Welcome Adam Mann author of Don’t Take Your Shoes Off, a new titillating romance
Why did you write this book?
I’ve always been fascinated and admired ladies who wear high heels, especially if they have nice legs.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I like reading thrillers, war, adventure stories.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Mr. Micawber from Charles Dickens.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am preparing a new marketing program for the 30 or so books I have written.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I often find myself writing several novels at a time, as my mood takes me, but my next to be published will feature a bank, a beautiful lady detective, and a smash and grab villain.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
There is no doubt about it; ladies who wear high heels look great. I don’t know the sales figures but I’m sure that high heeled shoes must be one of the market leaders. But that’s not my point – my impression here is to try to offer three stories about ladies who have worn high heels with spectacular results:
Red High Heels is set in London, probably in the 1990’s. The man who appreciates the high heels is a stem-cell research scientist, who tries to help Roxanne put on her Red High Heels. Roger does a better job when she takes them off.
Helga’s Red Thigh Boots is set in Rotterdam, when climate change is beginning to emerge as a serious problem. The lady, Hufflepuff, wears high heels as she is tiny, but when Fred takes her to Canada in the winter she needs warmer shoes, so long red leather thigh boots is her solution.
Black High Heels starts off in the early 2000’s, when international aid is beginning to open up the economy in emerging economies like Vietnam, which brings an enjoyable clash of cultures between a Brit adviser and a lady graduate who takes off her black high heels.
Publisher http://www.globalpublishinggroupllc.com/books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0742MHNP6

Adam Mann Social Media

I have worked for over 50 years as a sustainable development consultant for emerging economies in Africa and then Asia, but have now retired and live with my family in a mountainous area of Vietnam. In my retirement I have published seven novels, and under my pen name I have written another 25 romance novellas, some of which have been self-published.
Website http://www.adammannauthor.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/AdamMannAuthor/status/686929540254322689
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adamthemann/app/2415071772/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8293610.Adam_Mann
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/adammannauthor.com

 

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Unmasking Lady Helen: Kinsey Family #1 Maggi Andersen @ymaggiandersen #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceMaggi Andersen author of Unmasking Lady Helen – The Kinsey Family Book One answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Maggi Andersen fell in love with the Georgian and Regency worlds while reading the books of Georgette Heyer. After studying for a BA and an MA in Creative Writing, she decided to write her own. She has written over 25 novels and novellas and is working on her third Regency series. Maggi also writes historical mysteries, contemporary romantic suspense, and two young adult novels. Her books are constant bestsellers on Amazon and many have been nominated for awards. Maggi’s free time is spent feeding the local wildlife, reading, gym, movies, and BBC2. She lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of Australia.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Roast lamb with mint sauce, broccoli, pumpkin, and baked potatoes. Apple pie and cream.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I’m presently reading Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Reacher is a ruthless killer, but with a sense of honor. He coolly works through any problems he faces, and at 6 ft 5 and two-fifty pounds with a 50″ chest, and ‘assassin’s blue eyes’, he’s definitely hot. If I was ever in danger, I’d want him around. I’m considering basing a Regency hero on him. I think he’d make a very good one.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A villa in the south of France, enjoying the local wines and food. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Popping over to Cannes for the film festival.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?.
Romantic suspense, and mysteries, either historical or contemporary.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
My research tends to wander from the language of flowers to a recipe for casseroled grouse. Terrible time waster. I’m writing a contemporary romantic suspense so I’m researching hand guns. One that fits in a lady’s handbag. For my Regency series, anything about spies, the Prince of Wales, his court, customs, fashions, food and architecture, plus the Napoleonic era. I have some wonderful books with glossy pictures of English estates and gardens.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Regency Romance Series
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) 18+:
Sometimes the biggest risk we take is with our hearts.
1821 London
At twenty-four, Lady Helen Kinsey has her future carefully mapped out. A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.

After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.

As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Lady-Helen-Kinsey-Family-ebook/dp/B074FF4BCN
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unmasking-lady-helen-maggi-andersen/1126899832?ean=2940154486559
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/unmasking-lady-helen-the-kinsey-family-series-book-1/id1266104111?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/unmasking-lady-helen-the-kinsey-family-series-book-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/739536

Maggi Andersen Maggi Andersen Author

Website http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com
Blog http://www.maggiandersen.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/maggiandersen
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/maggiandersenauthor/
Pinterest https://au.pinterest.com/maggiandersen/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2786221.Maggi_Andersen
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Maggi-Andersen/e/B003MJXQVG
Newsletter http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com

 

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A Touch of Flame by Caris Roane @carisroane #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNRToday’s featured book is A Touch of Flame, a Paranormal Romance by Caris Roane.

A powerful alpha wolf. A gifted witch. Each haunted by death. Can passion drive them to an everlasting love? Or will the enemy forge a hopeless chasm?

Braden should have died in the Graveyard, but the witch, Maeve, saved him. The call of his wolf is on him and he wants her. She can be his alpha-mate. But she has powers that can destroy him and a disrupted memory that holds the answers to his wife’s murder. Can he ever trust a woman who can kill with the power she streams from her bare hands?

Maeve has known only horror, death and destruction since her arrival in Five Bridges as a transformed alter witch. She goes to the Graveyard nightly to rescue those left for dead by the evil rampant in all five territories of her new world. She fears the power she possesses and the gaps in her memory frighten her more than anything else. But when she rescues Braden from an attack in the Graveyard and she realizes she’s drawn to the handsome wolf, the nightmare really begins.

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher http://www.carisroane.com/a-touch-of-flame-a-shifter-wolf-paranormal-romance-book/
Amazon http://amzn.to/2vabF6R
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-touch-of-flame-a-paranormal-romance-caris-roane/1126744920?ean=2940158644542
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-touch-of-flame/id1258932955?ls=1&mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-touch-of-flame

Caris Roane Social Media

Caris Roane began her career with Kensington Publishing and wrote Regency Romance as Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times Magazine honored her with a career achievement award for her Regency work. To-date, she has published eighty-nine books. Thirty-nine of those are paranormal romances, some self-published and some with St. Martin’s Press.

Though her stories conjure up hunky PNR warriors, like vampires and wolf-shifters, the romance is everything, including a satisfying Happily Ever After. Her hope is that you’ll become engrossed in the lives of her tortured heroes and her worthy women as they wage war, as they make love, and as they face the tough issues of life and relationships!

Caris live in the Phoenix area, in the city of Buckeye. When not writing, she is a real homebody. She loves gardening, sewing, and cooking. (Um, cleaning, not so much!) She also enjoys creating jewelry and frequently offers her handcrafted, PNR bracelet giveaways to her newsletter and blog subscribers. You can sign up for both on her Home Page. Caris’ motto: Live the Fang!

Website http://www.carisroane.com
Blog http://www.carisroane.com/journal/
Twitter https://twitter.com/carisroane
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caris-Roane/150858114985050
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/Caris_Roane
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caris-Roane/e/B0043YWE1M/

 

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Is It True: To Love a Reckless Lord Bonus Edition by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #historicalromancePlay Is It True with today’s guest Collette Cameron, author of To Love a Reckless Lord Special Bonus Edition, a Historical Regency Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Special BONUS edition! Offered for ONE week only, August 13-19 and will NEVER be repeated.

The first three installments of The Conundrums of the Misses Culpeppers AND the first three installments of the A Waltz with a Rogue Series! Don’t miss these entertaining, mesmerizing laugh-out-loud Regency Romance romps!

6 books and over 1400 pages of historical romance for only $.99!

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Genre: Regency Romance

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, the first three books of the Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper and the first three books in the A Waltz with a Rogue series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No, but I only sleep about 5 hours a night anyway.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Well, I did for the books in this set. Does that count?
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes! Freddy the corgi!
this book has more than one genre?
No. All Regency romances.
you speak more than one language?
No (unless pig Latin counts.)
you grew up where you live now?
No.
you love to read?
Yes, but I have so little time to do so anymore.
you are never late?
Yes. I hate tardiness!
you love pizza?
No.
you love sushi?
No.
you have a pet?
Yes. Several in fact. 6 dogs, 5 cats, 3 chickens and a pond full of goldfish.
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon http://amzn.to/2vDqDQf
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2vYD8p7
iBooks http://bit.ly/2uz0Fxc
Kobo http://bit.ly/2uz0Fxc

Is It True: To Love a Reckless Lord Bonus Edition by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #historicalromance

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A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances

Website http://collettecameron.com
Blog https://collettecameron.com/blue-rose-romance-blog/
Twitter http://twitter.com/Collette_Author
Facebook http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/colletteauthor/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/collettecameronauthor/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/collette-cameron
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/collettecameron
Amazon Author Page http://amazon.com/author/collettecameron.com/
Newsletter https://collettecameron.com/TheRegencyRoseVIPClub

 

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A Furrow So Deep by Penelope Powell @penpowell89 #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome Penelope Powell author of A Furrow So Deep, a new sweet romance.

Why did you write this book?

Our greatest challenges are usually relational. A Furrow So Deep depicts the fracture of a first love by secrecy and fear, but it also points toward other less obvious threats like selfishness and unforgiveness, which can derail any relationship just as effectively.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I really enjoy cozy mysteries. Probably because they tend to have a little bit of everything each story.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

That’s actually a hard question because there are several authors whose new releases I generally look for. Lexi Charmichael is a tech-savvy, socially challenged woman who stumbles through love and a diabolical plot, all at the same time.

What are you working on at the moment?

Another book in this particular series. Laney’s story for those who’ve read A Powerful Voice. I have other stand alone novels in the works as well.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully the third book of the Glen Oak Series, but we shall see.

Please tell us about your latest book.

After thirteen long years, Karen Braden returns home to inherit her grandmother’s bed and breakfast, hoping it will provide the kind of future she wants for herself and her daughter. There’s only one problem—she’ll have to face the past and the one man she’s never stopped loving: Dean Anderson.

In the years following Karen’s hasty and unexplained departure, Dean built a portfolio of auto dealerships, yet he remains unfulfilled. When he sees Karen again, his hurt resurfaces, clashing with the love he’s always had for her. Determined to find out why she left him all those years ago, Dean discovers there’s more at stake than just getting answers.

As the truth begins to unravel, Dean and Karen must decide if they can forgive past transgressions and trust God to help them forge a future, better than either could ever anticipate.

Genre Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Anaiah Press LLC
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Furrow-So-Deep-Penelope-Powell-ebook/dp/B071XMX3QZ/
Barnes and Noble https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-furrow-so-deep-penelope-powell/1126620470?ean=2940154423295
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-furrow-so-deep
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/730787

Penelope Powell Social Media

A southern girl at heart, Penelope Powell loves green rolling hills, wind chimes that tinkle on warm summer nights, and her momma’s fried pies. She’s been luckier than most. She’s enjoyed a life surrounded by family, friends, and a faith that has taught her to discern her worth in a Righteous Savior.

Having traveled and lived in many places, she’s been fortunate enough to meet people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, which has given her a broader perspective that occasionally splashes onto the pages of her novels.

Website https://www.penelopepowell.com
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Going Indie by Cailin Briste @CailinBriste #RLFblog #amwriting #SciFiRomanceGoing Indie by Cailin Briste

As a traditionally published author, I’ve done most of the marketing for my sci-fi suspense romance novels. My publisher advised that I spend my time writing more books. That’s good advice. But I wasn’t ready to leave it at that. Going indie means having freedom.

Initially I focused on getting my name out there and building my author platform. (Social media, newsletters, and such.) Book sales would follow like B follows A. At least I hoped so. Hearing how well other authors had done in Kindle Unlimited, I decided I needed to take the plunge and gain new readers through that service. It Takes a Cat Burglar was written with that in mind.

The learning curve for Indie publishing was both easier and worse than I expected. The marketing wasn’t difficult because I’d done many similar things with my Sons of Tallav series published by Loose Id. There was just more of it. Hiring a professional editor was a no brainer, duplicating the process at my publisher. The real booger was formatting. Eventually I managed to create a beautiful Amazon eBook edition and release It Takes a Cat Burglar on May 7th.

Within days I realized the cover wasn’t right. I redid it but not in time for the first round of advertising. Cover matters. In June when the book went on sale I had a fabulous new cover. Still no huge rush to buy the book followed. Hmmm. A decision had to be made. Continue doing what didn’t seem to be working or change things up.

Thus, I’ve pulled It Takes a Cat Burglar from Kindle Select, so it will no longer appear in the Kindle Unlimited catalog. It also allows me to drop the price from $2.99 to $0.99. The book is also now available through Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play. My run in Kindle Unlimited wasn’t successful. I’m still a new author. If the program continues it may be more worthwhile for my books sometime in the future.

Meanwhile, I’ve taken my publisher’s advice and continue to write more books. I’m working on Rand: Son of Tallav the third in the Sons of Tallav series. Educated by the Master will release in October in the Cosmic Love Cabaret anthology. It’s a prequel to the fourth Sons of Tallav novel which will feature Master Trey. I’ve also started on Cade’s story in the A Thief in Love Suspense Romance series.

With It Takes a Cat Burglar priced at 99 cents I hope many more readers will discover the sexy thieves Darcelle Lebeau and Sebastian St. Croix.

 

Today’s featured book is It Takes a Cat Burglar: A Thief in Love Suspense Romance, a sci-fi suspense romance by Cailin Briste.

When Darcelle Lebeau throws off the invisible chains that keep her bound to her family, she discovers a new vocation. Tempted to enter the illegal playground of a man she nicknames Matou, she becomes a cat burglar in training. Deeply ensnared with each task he entices her to fulfill, she fails to discover his identity and true intentions.

Sebastian St. Croix, a wealthy businessman, has a dark side. He’s a thief, a cat burglar who steals art and historical objects. For one year, he trains Darcelle to become his assistant, remaining incognito, observing her from afar. His admiration grows along with his desire for her with every phase-one challenge she completes. Phase two will test the limits of his control. Hands-on personal training? Yes. Sex? No. With his sister’s happiness at stake, nothing, not even the tempting Darcelle Lebeau, can interfere with accomplishing the biggest break-in of his career.

Genre Sci-fi Romance, Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Darcelle Lebeau throws off the invisible chains that keep her bound to her family, she discovers a new vocation. Tempted to enter the illegal playground of a man she nicknames Matou, she becomes a cat burglar in training. Deeply ensnared with each task he entices her to fulfill, she fails to discover his identity and true intentions.

Sebastian St. Croix, a wealthy businessman, has a dark side. He’s a thief, a cat burglar who steals art and historical objects. For one year, he trains Darcelle to become his assistant, remaining incognito, observing her from afar. His admiration grows along with his desire for her with every phase-one challenge she completes. Phase two will test the limits of his control. Hands-on personal training? Yes. Sex? No. With his sister’s happiness at stake, nothing, not even the tempting Darcelle Lebeau, can interfere with accomplishing the biggest break-in of his career.

Publisher Hot Sauce Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Takes-Cat-Burglar-Thief-Romance-ebook/dp/B0727MJK45/

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Cailin has been writing fiction for six years and non-fiction for two decades. Her non-fiction work has been published in magazines and in a non-fiction anthology. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter, and the RWA Passionate Ink Chapter.

Cailin likes to flip convention on its head, creating a universe in which each planet is a study in different what ifs. What would happen to alpha men on a matriarchal planet? How would society handle it if girls born on their new planet developed empathic senses?
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