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The top post was the RLF Gems announcement last month. I did not count it among the top bloggers because that award would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Faye Hall, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Faye Hall

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The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Faye Hall
2. Jude Knight
3. Izzy Szyn
4. Collette Cameron
5. Connie Ann Michael
Honorable mention: Karen Cino

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @FayeHall79 @Collette_Author #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Collette Cameron
Regina Kammer
Denyse Bridger
Beverley Oakley

 

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When you like and share the posts it increases the reach. Thank you for sharing with your readers and friends!

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Romance Lives Forever uses Signup Genius to schedule guests. The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available each day. Once you choose a date, no one else will be able to take it. You can sign up for more than one visit; however, each visit must be in a different month.

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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:
Candi Fox, Diane Saxon, Eva Caye, Juli D Revezzo, Kayelle Allen, KG Fletcher, Kris Bock, Kristina Knight, Linda Mooney, Linda O’Connor, Livia Quinn, Liz Adams, Margaret L Carter, Melissa McClone, NJ Walters, Peyton Brittany Clarke, Rochele Rosa, Summer of Seduction Anthology Authors, Valerie Ulmer, Veronica Scott,


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Neverwylde by Linda Mooney @LindaMooney #RLFblog #SciFi #romanceToday’s featured book is Neverwylde 6 by Linda Mooney. Tell us about your story. We’ll have other questions in a moment.

Finally rescued from the half-world, Kyber and Kelen believed the worst was behind them.

They were wrong.

Another ship has landed on Neverwylde, but are the visitors friend or foe? Kelen, Kyber, and the crew are hoping for a rescue, but preparing for a battle. The fight between Terrans and Seneecians has been put behind by those on the half-planet in order to survive, but the newcomers are not of the same mindset.

Even if they are rescued, where will that leave Kelen and Kyber? With neither being accepted by the other’s race, will they be forced to go their separate ways?

Everyone is hoping for their own happily ever after once and for all. But sometimes the worst terrors don’t come from alien worlds.

They’re closer to home.

What species/races of people are in your book?

There are two main species of people in this book. The Terrans are from Earth, and the furred Seneecians from the planet Seneecia. For this romance, Kyber, the hero, is Seneecian, and Kelen, the heroine, is Terran.

Do you have non-sentient creatures or animals in your story? If so, what are they?

There are several creatures in this series, deadly and vicious, but the ones that resonate the most are the furries. They’re considered to mostly likely be the dominant species of the half-planet. One in particular, who is named Five because he has five instead of six legs, becomes almost a mascot.

Language and Culture

What languages are spoken in your story universe?

The Seneecians have their own language, as do the semi-sentient species on Neverwylde. But for the sake of the series, the Seneecians speak “Terranese”. Five and his kind have a language consisting of squeaks and whistles, and the only other species that converses have a translation necklace.

If you created a language for the story, what is it called?

The Seneecians speak Seneecia.

Please give us a few words in this language and their translation .

When Kyber says “Eelo nok torus nor” to Kelen, it translates to “You are my only one”.

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?

There is no basic culture on Neverwylde. This is a half-planet where both Seneecians and Terrans have crash landed, and they spend the series discovering and learning how to survive. Of the few things they’ve realized is that everything comes in threes, or in multiples of three. Everything. Knowing this, they’re able to make some valid guesses and take action, which enable them to endure.

At the same time, however, the Seneecians continue to adhere to the laws of their own world. Although they don’t place such restrictions on the Terrans, they maintain them among themselves.

What special laws are important to your story world?

As mentioned, the number 3 plays an integral part of this series. Not coincidentally, there are six books in this now-completed series.

As a whole, Neverwylde should not exist. It appears to break all rules of physics and science. In short, it is a half-planet, missing one entire portion of the world, yet is still able to maintain an atmosphere, gravity, and sustain plants and wildlife. Our survivors spend the series learning how to adapt to such a planet as they continue to discover new things. And face the dangers within head-on.

What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?

Seneecians and Terrans are mortal enemies, and have been for decades. But on Neverwylde, they are faced with the very real possibility that, unless they call a temporary truce and join forces to combat the dangers that appear, no one will survive.

What makes things more intriguing is that Kelen and Kyber are drawn to each other, to the dissatisfaction of the others. How they learn to love is a testament to the heart, as they take the time to learn and accept their differences. Inevitably, the others come to accept the couple, and their union further cements the truce and growing friendships between the species.

Story Setting

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place .

Five of the six books take place on Neverwylde. This half-planet looks as if someone with a galactic-sized knife sliced the world into two pieces. In several scenes, the survivors stand on a slab that extends outward into space itself, where they can see nothing but the universe above, around, and below them.

There are temples on the planet’s surface. They later discover these temples house a transporter device that can take them to various locations deep within the planet’s core.

The planet’s interior is laced with interconnecting tunnels and corridors, some of which are high enough to enable them to walk upright, and others which require them to crawl on hands and knees. These tunnels lead to larger rooms, each of which is bathed in a particular color (which they discover corresponds to a button on the teleportation slab.)

It’s within those tunnels and rooms that they are confronted by dangerous creatures, as well as natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and rock slides.

What makes this world unique?

What makes Neverwylde unique is that it defies the laws of science and physics that both the Terrans and Seneecians are accustomed to facing. Which means they have to suspend their initial beliefs and re-learn in order to survive. That includes the types of creatures they face.

Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.

This story takes place in the far distant future. People of Earth have become a major power in space. Although it’s not made clear how advanced these people have become, to know there is now only one major language from the planet gives one an idea of how much society has changed.

The last book of the series spends time on Seneecia itself. Even though Seneecias are a war-like race, their cities are ultra-modern, consisting of towering, spiraling buildings and wide open plazas with little to no visible vegetation.

What food or drink is available to your characters?

Upon crash landing, both species rely on packets of emergency rations. But once those are gone, they’re forced to drink the planet’s water, and eat from the vegetation they find there (after the doctor has deemed it safe to eat or drink). Later, they learn to eat the creatures they have to kill, as well as other life forms they find along the way.

In what ways was it helpful to have a map (or sketch of one) for your story? (Provide a link to an image, if available)

I’ve uploaded several images which I used as reference when writing this series.

http://lindamooney.com/NeverwyldePics.htm

Character Physiology

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?

Seneecians are humanoid, but they look nothing like Terrans. Every inch of their muscular bodies are covered in short fur. Some of their pelts are curly, while others are smooth. Differing colors/variations of shades and hues make them easy to tell one from another. Kyber, the hero, is pure black.

Their hands and feet bear massive claws and talons. Similar to cats, they’re able to extend those razor-sharp talons from the tips of their fingers. In addition, their spiked teeth can also extend from their gums, making hand-to-hand combat ferocious and bloody.

Their genitals are kept within their body cavity and covered with a genital cup until the need to procreate. They wear sandals and a leather-like, sleeveless uniform with a short shirt that resembles that of ancient Roman soldiers.

What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?

Although Terrans cannot speak Seneecian, Seneecians can speak Terranese.

What differences, if any, exist in the way your characters reproduce?

Terrans and Seneecians are capable of having sex, with some differences. For one thing, male Seneecians don’t have nipples, although Kyber does inform Kelen that females of his kind do have breasts.

In addition, once penetration takes place, the male does not “rock in and out” like a human male. His hips do not move. Instead, he firmly holds the female steady, and his erection moves in and out like a piston.

Are there more than two genders in your story world? If so, what are they?

Among the furries, such as with Five, it takes three to procreate. It isn’t explained any further, but it falls neatly into the category of “everything in threes” that is a major component of the series.

Sharing World Building Expertise

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:

Literally, the sky’s the limit. When it comes to topography, geography, creatures, or circumstances, you have carte blanche. However, a few things have to be taken into consideration. For example, not all planets are like Earth. Reference the atmosphere, the gravity, even the color of the sky and sun(s).

Also, when you refer to aliens, not every species is going to look like someone who resembles an Earth woman or man. Unless, of course, that person is a descendant from Earth, or is able to transform their body to look like one.

Finally, don’t feel as if you have to explain every little difference in your new world. You don’t have to give details as to why such-and-such exists or happens. Some things are meant to remain a mystery. Let the reader come up with their own conclusions.

When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?

I’m always trying to find something new, that is still clear to the reader. For example, in the lower inland pools, the huge “sheet” suspended between the mountain-sized pylons on either bank is found to be a power source for the planet’s inhabitants, similar to hydro-electric generators.

What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?

Try to avoid stereotypes. Some similarities are good, to enable the reader to get a grasp of whatever concept you’re trying to get across. But try not to emulate other well-known franchises such as Star Wars and Star Trek.

What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?

Build in limitations. That way you have the ability to create a crisis or build tension when something doesn’t work, or doesn’t move as fast as it should. Put obstacles in the way. And don’t be afraid to challenge or hurt your main characters.

Specific science fiction genre: romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher : Music And Press
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Linda Mooney Social Media

Linda loves to write sweet and sensuous romance with a fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction flair. Her technique is often described as being as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel.

A wife, mother, grandmother, and retired Kindergarten and music teacher, she lives in a small south Texas town near the Gulf coast where she delves into other worlds filled with daring exploits, adventure, and intense love.

She has numerous best sellers, including 10 consecutive #1s. In 2009, she was named Whiskey Creek Press Torrid’s Author of the Year, and her book My Strength, My Power, My Love was named the 2009 WCPT Book of the Year. In 2011, her book Lord of Thunder was named the Epic Ebook “Eppie” Award Winner for Best Erotic Sci-Fi Romance.

She also writes naughty humorous romances under the name of Carolyn Gregg, horror under the pseudonym of Gail Smith, and elementary teacher workbooks as L. G. Mooney.

For more information about Linda Mooney books and titles, up-coming releases, contests and giveaways, and to sign up for her newsletter, please visit her website.

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Generation of the Last Hour by Rochele Rosa @rosa_rochele #RLFblog #DystopianToday’s featured book is Generation of the Last Hour, a dystopian by Rochele Rosa.

In an underground city devoid of adults, fifteen-year-old Raquelle Granger holds the position of Council Member, and thousands of lives within City Ten rest in her hands. Unfortunately, she only has two years left until she’s supposed to join the adults on the frontlines in a war that never seems to end.

But when the enemy army rolls into the area with drills, intent on destroying the city and taking no prisoners, Raquelle, together with her little brother and childhood best friend, must make a choice—Fight, or die a martyr among the youth.

Genre Young Adult, Dystopian
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher Anaiah Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Generation-Last-Hour-Rochele-Rosa/dp/0997727888/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/generation-of-the-last-hour-rochele-rosa/1126007685?ean=2940154064597
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/generation-of-the-last-hour
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/711823

Rochele Rosa Social Media

Rochele Rosa is a small town girl with big city ambitions. She grew up in rural Illinois, but has earned an internship with a public relations firm in New York City this summer. As a rising senior at Murray State University, a member of the PRSSA and Chi Alpha, she has no where to go but onward and upward.

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Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #SciFi #booksToday’s featured book is Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas a science fiction book by Kayelle Allen.

Why should Pietas end the war with humans?

His people are winning, yet they insist on peace talks. The Ultra people want to grant humans a seat on the Council. Pietas ap Lorectic, Chancellor of the High Council, War Leader and First Conqueror, disagrees. What’s best for mortals is oppression, control, and if necessary, elimination.

Pietas seethes with rage at the idea of human equality. Humans might have created Ultras, but the creation has far surpassed the creator. Humans die. Ultras are reborn, no matter how grievous the injury. They have no equals.

His people permit him no choice. He must attend these insipid peace talks on Enderium Six and what’s worse, be polite. To humans.

When a human special ops warrior is killed in battle, he’s resurrected in a secret process and inducted into the Ghost Corps. He’s given enough strength to perma-kill immortal Ultras. Ghosts are the most hated and feared of warriors.

When the ghost entraps and captures Pietas at the peace talks, the two begin a long journey toward Sempervia, an isolated and forgotten world. Once there, Pietas is marooned and the ghost abandoned alongside him. The two must either fight to perma-death, or join forces to survive.

As Pietas comes to trust the human, an unlikely and awkward friendship begins. Until he discovers how ghosts are resurrected…

Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Genre Military Sci Fi, Science Fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Available free on Kindle Unlimited
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Kayelle Allen is a best-selling American author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.
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Xander (A Dark Assassin Novel #3) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #PNRWelcome Valerie Ullmer author of Xander (A Dark Assassins Novel Book There), a new Paranormal Romance.

Why did you write this book?
I love creating the world of the Dark Assassins and Xander was the only one who truly believed in finding a mate, even before Kai had found Liv, the first of the assassins to find his mate. I love how each of them, although tough and bad in their own way, are sensitive and fall in love deeply.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love romance. It depends on my mood, but generally contemporary and paranormal romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love Elizabeth Bennet. She can admit when she’s wrong and her love story with Darcy is nearly perfect!
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on two novellas, both in the M/M contemporary romance genre. One for a boxed set and one that is a continuation of a relationship in my first M/M release, Unexpected.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Well, the novella in my Unexpected series will be released at the end of September and Jade, the fourth book in my Dark Assassins series, is going to be released in October.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Half-human, half-shifter.

Xander has secretly yearned for a mate for most of his immortal existence, and yet after three of his friends found exactly what he’s always wanted, he’d come to believe that he’d missed his chance at happiness.

Until he heard her voice.

Frost is a wildlife biologist and tracker and she has been assigned, despite her adamant protests, to lead mercenaries into the mountains of Snowfall, Colorado for the sole purpose of killing immortal shifters. In order to protect those who have no idea the kind of danger they are in, she agrees. As she leads the armed men on a wild chase around the snow-covered pines, she could sense that she was running out of time.

Until she heard his voice.

Xander understands exactly who Frost is the moment he hears her thoughts. With the help of Kane and Gunnar, they eliminate those in her group as they try to keep her safe. But during the fight, she is hurt and all of his protective instincts flare to life. As Xander learns more about her, he realizes that Frost might be the key to the creation of the immortals, both vampire and shifter.

But when she becomes a target from those who want to destroy the Dark Company and Xander’s family, how far will he go to save her?

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Valerie Ullmer
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Xander-Dark-Assassins-Novel-Three-ebook/dp/B073B8NKQL/

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Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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Meet Jenny Hanford from Jenny by Melissa McClone @melissamcclone #RLFblog #sweetromanceWelcome, Melissa McClone. Let’s meet your character Jenny Hanford from Jenny, a new sweet contemporary romance.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Step one: Take a fun-filled vacation with friends.

Step two: Drink fruity cocktails with colorful umbrellas.

Step three: Write a humorous message to her future soul mate.

Step four: Stuff the message in a bottle and toss it out to sea…

Bestselling thriller author Jenny Hanford never expects anything to happen the night she whimsically throws her requirements for true love into the ocean. Thirteen months later, however, she hears back from the man who found her message in a bottle.

Exchanging carefree emails and texts makes Jenny smile and fills her days with anticipation. But when she gets word her bottle finder, a soldier named Dare, has been injured and is asking for her, she can’t deny her growing feelings for her online friend. Jenny wants to go, but she’s afraid Dare will turn out to be as make believe as the characters she creates. What are the odds he could be her real dream hero?

Introducing Jenny Hanford

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever, Jenny. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 31
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Berry Lake, Washington
Profession: Thriller author
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’m average height with long, caramel-colored hair with blond highlights. I have some curves so would never be called thin. (Candy is my downfall.)
Tell us about yourself, please.
I live in the same small town where I grew up. Berry Lake, Washington is a small town located north of the Columbia River Gorge. Nothing much ever happens there except two annual events—a Big Foot gathering and a Huckleberry Festival. I’m pretty much a homebody. I love to read and am a member of a twelve-women online reading group called the Romantic Hearts Book Club. My love of books let me to become a text book editor, but I still had all these stories in my head so I decided to write a book—a thriller. Much to my surprise, it became a bestseller. So now I write full-time under the pseudonym Jenna Ford and only edit text books when my former boss has an emergency.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Ashton Thorpe, the hero of my thriller series called the Thorpe Files, is the ultimate book boyfriend and how I judge the men I meet. So far, no one can measure up, but I’m hopeful there’s a real life guy out there for me.
How do you dress?
Pajamas. I own more of those than real clothing. I work at home so I don’t change out of my pajamas unless I’m going out. Which isn’t often.
What is your family like?
My parents died in a car accident, and a couple of years later, my brother was killed while deployed in Afghanistan. It’s just me and my sister-in-law, Missy, now. She lives in my guest house and is also my personal assistant. Not to mention best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
I never want to see my ex-fiancé Grant again. He was only with me because of my money. He wanted me to pay off his six figure gambling debts. So glad I listened to my lawyer and accountant about making him sign a prenup. He wouldn’t and then told me he only proposed because I was Jenna Ford and wealthy. He said no man would ever be interested in Jenny Hanford.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I’d love to adopt one of the kittens my sister-in-law is fostering. They are so cute, and I have a lot of love to give, but I have this plan and getting a pet comes later so I’m not sure what to do.
What would you like to tell your writer?
I had my doubts about Dare being an Army Ranger, but he’s totally hot and so sweet. Thank you for making him be the one who found my message in the bottle.

Jenny

Amazon and Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071S83JX9

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USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over forty novels and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.
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Denyse Bridges: Escape to Africa by @WRWWorldRomance #RLFblog #romanceWelcome Denysé Bridger author of Escape to Africa, a new romantic suspense boxed set.

Why did you write this book?

This particular set of stories came about as the World Romance Writers chatted about themes for future sets after the best-selling debut set, Letterbox Love Stories. We wanted to do something a little more exotic and add a touch of suspense, so the idea of tales set in Africa was born. I’ve long been a lover of the movie Casablanca, and wanted to try something in a similar vein to the movie. So, with a tip of the hat to that classic movie, I hope you enjoy a peek at this one–the first in a series of stories with this set of characters because I know their adventure is just beginning…

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read a lot of different genres, but pretty much all have an element of romance in them. These days I tend to be reading cozy mysteries, which I adore but can’t write, sadly. I also read a lot of romantic suspense and find a lot of excellent authors in the Love Inspired Suspense line from Harlequin, one of my favourite authors there is Elizabeth Goddard, her series’ never disappoint!

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

That would have to be Sherlock Holmes, or his more modern counterpart, William Murdoch from Maureen Jennings Murdoch Mysteries series. Both are Victorian in setting, and both men are fascinating as they hunt down villains with shrewd intellect and logic.

What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I’m working on a story I pitched to Harlequin, it’s all Canadian, really. Canadian setting, Canadian hero and heroine, and the author is from Eastern Canada! This is the first time in many years that I’ve written a story set in my own country, I tend to write in settings that I feel are a little more exotic, but this one has me very excited. It’s got a passionate romance, and a lot of suspense elements, as well as Native American roots. I think it’s going to be a very strong story!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I’m in a new boxed set from the authors at Romance Books 4 Us, plus I’m doing a book for an on-going theme set called Hidden. I have no less than four projects in the works to be ready by mid-2018. Wish me luck!! I also have three new series in the works – and I was always the one who never wrote with the idea of a series in mind.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Escape to Africa: A Dangerous Liaison

Let your wild side free and Escape to Africa! Come along on an adventure through these 6 stories brought to you by 6 best-selling/award-winning authors.

You’ll uncover tales of an undercover operative in Casablanca, a safari guide in the Serengeti, students on holiday in Morocco, time-traveling agents in Tripoli, vengeance in Algeria, and deadly secrets in Carthage. Each of these stories will captivate you with love, danger, intrigue, and excitement. What better way to Escape?

The Journey…
Dangerous Liaison – Historical Romance by Denyse Bridger
A Pirate’s Lady – Time Travel Romance by Lynn Crain
Dying to Love You – Contemporary Romance with Paranormal Elements by Alicia Dean
Treasured Times – Romantic Suspense by Gemma Juliana
The Ravine of the Wild Woman – Historical Romance by Marie Laval
An Object of Desire – Romantic Suspense by Jenny Twist
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher World Romance Writers
Amazon http://mybook.to/EscapeAfrica
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escape-to-africa-denyse-bridger/1126763490?ean=2940154755167

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/escape-to-africa-1

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As an award-winning, best-selling author, Denysé Bridger writes about a multitude of things, always with a touch of romance, passion, and fantasy. Her heroes are solid, driven alpha men who are willing to do whatever it takes to win the heroine’s heart and trust, while her heroines are strong, emotionally courageous women who put their hearts on the line for the men they love. Passionate, honorable characters drive Denysé’s stories, in whatever genre you find them in.

Website: http://www.denysebridger.com
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Bella and the Beast by Izzy Szyn @izzySzyn #RLFblog #fantasyToday’s featured book is Bella and the Beast, a Fantasy Fairytale by Izzy Szyn.

You only thought you knew the story of Beauty and the Beast.

When Bella’s father runs into the woman known as the Beast, she agrees to take his place as a prisoner for the next six months. Plenty of time to get out of her pending marriage to the son of the village’s wealthiest family.

When Bella is sent a list of demands and rules, one rule stood out: Don’t fall in love.

That seemed simple enough, for who could fall in love with a Beast?

Genre Fairytale, Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon http://amzn.to/2vu4Ri2

Izzy Szyn Social Media

New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Izzy currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls. She loves to keep in touch with her readers.

Blog https://izzyszyn.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/izzySzyn
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/izzyszynhome/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13836241.Izzy_Szyn
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Izzy-Szyn/e/B00XKHESO4/

 

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9 Talented Authors: Summer of Seduction @LouisaBacio @CandiFox #RLFblog #AnthologyToday’s featured book is Summer of Seduction, an erotic anthology by Candi Fox + 8 more.

“Avoid the burn, but savor the heat of the season” Kick back in the shade with your copy of Nine Hot Authors – Nine Sexy Tales of Summer Sizzle!
“Sugar’s Salvation” by Candi Fox
“Dry Heat” by Louisa Bacio
“A Summer Tryst” by Bobbi Romans
Windows and Doors By Monica Corwin
“Primal Heat” by Audra Hart
“GFE Interrupted” by Shakir Rashaan
“Summer Fever in a Tent” by AM Halford
“Mikhail’s American Adventure” by Sheri Velarde
“Kassie’s Seduction” by Izzy Szyn
Featuring an exotic array of genres to tempt even the pickiest of palates! Come, join the erotic adventure of “A Summer of Seduction”
Genre Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073TY68W6/

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Candi Fox, co-host of the wildly popular radio show Candi and Company with over nine hundred thousand listeners began her venture in the paranormal at the tender age of two, when she witnessed her first apparition. From that moment on the paranormal seemed to follow her. No matter where she moved, the house she lived in the house next door, or the house down the street always seemed to be haunted.

She often wondered if she drew the spirits to her. Little did she know that she was indeed a magnet of sorts. It wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she found people who could not only explain her gifts, but would also help her hone them. Armed with this new knowledge she began to openly explore hauntings and other paranormal phenomena.

Growing up in Indiana lent her the opportunity to explore many famous haunted places including the Hannah House, which was once part of the Underground Railroad. A little over two years ago she moved to Tulsa, OK and has begun to explore the haunted landscape in a new state.

Candi lives with her husband, and furry children in Tulsa. She is passionate about the occult, saving and rehabilitating horses, horseback riding, magic, all things mystical and has her Reiki Mastery.

She uses her own paranormal experiences as well as her own life traumas to write from a grounded and realistic perspective about subjects that are hard to talk about and even harder to feel for yourself.
Website http://www.candifox.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/CandiFox
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Candi-Fox/e/B00SI028XQ/

 

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Today’s featured book is A Raging Madness, a historical romance by Jude Knight.Jude Knight: A Raging Madness @JudeKnightBooks #RLFblog #historical

Ella survived an abusive and philandering husband, in-laws who hate her, and public scorn. But she’s not sure she will survive love. It is too late to guard her heart from the man forced to pretend he has married such a disreputable widow, but at least she will not burden him with feelings he can never return.

Alex understands his supposed wife never wishes to remarry. And if she had chosen to wed, it would not have been to him. He should have wooed her when he was whole, when he could have had her love, not her pity. But it is too late now. She looks at him and sees a broken man. Perhaps she will learn to bear him.

In their masquerade of a marriage, Ella and Alex soon discover they are more well-matched than they expected. But then the couple’s blossoming trust is ripped apart by a malicious enemy. Two lost souls must together face the demons of their past to save their lives and give their love a future.

A Raging Madness’s genre: historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Titchfield Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07111TCLR
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-raging-madness-jude-knight/1126227273
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/ebook/a-raging-madness
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717569
CreateSpace https://www.createspace.com/7108258
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/a-raging-madness/

Jude Knight Social Media

Jude Knight’s writing goal is to transport readers to another time, another place, where they can enjoy adventure and romance, thrill to trials and challenges, uncover secrets and solve mysteries, delight in a happy ending, and return from their virtual holiday refreshed and ready for anything.

She writes historical novels, novellas, and short stories, mostly set in the early 19th Century. She writes strong determined heroines, heroes who can appreciate a clever capable woman, villains you’ll love to loathe, and all with a leavening of humor.

Website http://judeknightauthor.com/
Blog http://judeknightauthor.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/JudeKnightBooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JudeKnightAuthor/
Pinterest https://nz.pinterest.com/jknight1033/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8603586.Jude_Knight
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jude-Knight/e/B00RG3SG7I
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jude-knight

 

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