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Is It True: Crimson Dreams by Margaret L Carter #RLFblog #vampire #PNR

Play Is It True with today’s guest Margaret L Carter, author of Crimson Dreams, a Vampire 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.

The summer when Heather was eighteen, her dream beast’s nightly visits warded off loneliness and swept her away in flights of ecstasy. Now, returning to the mountains to sell her dead parents’ vacation cabin, she finds her “beast” again. But he turns out to be more than a dream. She meets Devin in the flesh, apparently not a day older. His first human lover, centuries in the past, died horribly because of her devotion to him. Does he dare to expose another mortal woman to that risk?

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Genre: Vampire 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?
this book is part of a series?
Yes, my “Vanishing Breed” vampire universe. Almost all the novels and stores can be read on their own.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No. I lose sleep about some things, but not writing.
you did research for this book?
Yes, some fact-checking about the setting, based on a location in the Shenandoah National Park we visit every summer.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes, a Golden Retriever, and of course the vampire hero. My vampires are members of another species, not supernatural undead.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, if you count fantasy and romance as two genres; no, if you consider paranormal romance a genre in its own right.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, sort of. I studied Latin for five years in high school, but it’s a case more of reading it than speaking it. I’ve also taken a little French and German.
you grew up where you live now?
you love to read?
Yes, ever since I was four years old.
you are never late?
No, but hardly ever.
you love pizza?
Yes—at least, I like it.
you love sushi?
you have a pet?
Yes, three pets, a St. Bernard and two cats.
Where can we find your book online?

Margaret L Carter Social Media

Reading Dracula at the age of twelve ignited Margaret L Carter’s interest in a wide range of speculative fiction. Vampires, however, have always remained close to her heart. Her work on vampirism in literature includes Dracula: the Vampire and the Critics, The Vampire in Literature: a Critical Bibliography, and Different Blood: the Vampire as Alien. In fiction, she has written horror, fantasy, and paranormal romance. Recent publications include Crimson Dreams (vampire romance) and Legacy of Magic (sword and sorcery, in collaboration with her husband, Leslie Roy Carter). “A Walk In The Mountains,” co-written with her husband, appeared in the 2016 anthology Realms of Darkover. A sequel, “Believing,” was included in Masques of Darkover (2017).

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Fidelity by Eva Caye @EvaCaye #RLFblog #SciFi #scifiromance Today’s featured book is Fidelity by Eva Caye. Tell us about your story. We’ll have other questions in a moment.

Prince Richard Sinclair is his brother’s right-hand-man and go-to guy, who excels as the Emperor’s Fireman because he can’t deal with his personal life. He only plays the Imperial Bad Boy because that’s what makes the dukes respect him, despite his age, intelligence, education, and birthright. Delightfully intrigued by Lady Meredith Lauder, his virtual Cinderella, he rescues her from her burdensome family life at the first opportunity.

Scarred by ridicule and neglect, Merry gleefully abandons her family, but she feels she has to work at the Imperial Palace to compensate for Richard’s generosity. Even as he entices her to his bed, she believes she’s being true to her core principles, to never be dependent upon a man, and to pursue a relationship of equals.

But when the Emperor disappears, they realize just how fragile their world really is, both personally and politically. Richard desperately throws himself into governing as Imperial Steward while demanding that everyone search for Matthieu. And Merry plays the part of the ‘supportive girlfriend’ in his hour of need… until two men jeopardize the emotional balance they’ve gained in their lives.

How can Prince Richard deal with the frightful political situation without losing his lover?

This book contains sexual situations.

Specific science fiction genre: sci fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: Eva Caye
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What languages are spoken in your story universe?
‘Standard’, which is basically English, is used throughout the galaxy, although individual worlds based on unique cultures tend to retain a lot of their native language. Since Standard is the only ‘world-wide’ language at the start of the Space Era, everyone recognizes it must be used to deal with people from every planet.
In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?
Royals are derived from the 50 original duchies created by King Kyan Sinclair, the ‘owner’ of the planet Sinclair Demesne who selected his colonists following the guidelines of a charter. A few duchies have come and gone, but the names remain principally the same. A ‘High Royal’ refers to children or grandchildren of a duke; ‘Low Royals’ refer to themselves by how many generations they are removed from High Royals, i.e. first-gen, third-gen.
Since commoners have populated the other three planets in the Empire, also known in the plural as the Sinclair Demesnes, the few Royals on those planets tend to be assigned there for a length of time before being recalled. Emperor Victor establishes his son Phillip as the first Imperial High Governor of Rendel, and Emperor Matthieu’s generation sees the first Viceroy of Marabelle, his brother Theo, who expands the Empire through three active planetary volumes accessible through natural wormholes.
What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?
Women’s rights are guaranteed, but their traditions are so strong that almost no one breaks out of the ‘typical feminine role’. The first book of my series, Dignity, began challenging that narrative, featuring a female scientist; its companion novel, Majesty, wrestles with the issue directly and through long-lasting conflicts.
Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.
Sinclair Demesne is the capital of the Empire of Sinclair Demesnes, a four-planet polity that maneuvers to become the premier trade and political empire in the galaxy. The enormous wealth of Empress Felice’s stargates is used to establish and maintain the Galactic Assembly, and she makes plans to further the Empire via the three habitable planets beyond Marabelle. Their population has had the advantage of living on the planet with the closest-to-Terran habitability ever found, and although most traditions are conservative, the overall mindset of the Imperial Family is progressive.
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.
Sinclair Demesne belonged to billionaire scientist Kyan Sinclair, who selected the dukes who would populate their own colonies. This occurred in 102 S.E. (Space Era), although the Empire grew to prominence with the marriage of Emperor Victor to Empress Felice in 572 S.E. Primarily European in descent, the population nevertheless had dukes from most of the cultures of Terra, and twenty generations of intermarriages between fifty-one ruling families serve to connect the planet through its capital, the Sinclair Urban District.
What food or drink is available to your characters?
The majority of foods are the same, derived from seeds and stock brought to Sinclair Demesne from Terra. Demesnian flora (carbs and simple proteins) has been well-adapted to their diets, with a small number of Demesnian fauna species (complex proteins) adapted for human consumption. They import a lot of their luxury foods and use a minimum amount of grains – their desserts tend to be fruit and cream confections instead of wheat-based – and they’ve always had active horticultural breeding programs.
When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?
I’m currently working on two prequels, one of which describes Kyan Sinclair’s process in setting up his new planet. As a result, I’ve learned to build rocket stoves and use adobe, I’ve researched major construction projects such as steel foundries, and my math and chemistry skills have gotten a workout while calculating the practicalities of moving 122,000 people to a new planet!

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Eva Caye, author of the To Be Sinclair series, can build a rocket stove, tat lace, handle a gun, design book covers and permaculture garden plans, and teach teenagers critical thinking. Her favorite activities include writing science fiction romance and playing with her doggies. She currently lives in a tiny, century-old farmhouse with her magnificent husband and two marvelous mutts in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Discover Authors and Books #RLFblog #authors #books @kayelleallenThe banner on Romance Lives Forever says, “Discover Authors and Books with Kayelle Allen” and this is the second blog where that has appeared. Today’s post is the first official “new” article on the second. The first blog was on our origin site on Blogspot. I pledge to continue helping readers find good authors and good books, in that order.

Discover Authors and Books

To discover an author one can enjoy reading takes time. I’ve sampled books on Amazon, joined sites that promise sales and freebies, spent time cruising around booksellers, bookstores, and talked to friends. I read. I read every single day. I am always on the lookout for an awesome new book. So believe me, I am serious when it comes to helping you discover authors and books on this site.

To discover a book, one must know the genre. On this site, a drop down menu allows readers to immediately find books by their genre and/or subgenre. Click Romance in the menu and subgenres drop down. Point to each to see if there are subgenres below those (for example, Romance>Military>SEALs). Look under Science Fiction and you’ll find Immortals, Science Fiction Romance, and Time Travel. There are other subgenres as well. Poke through the menus to discover more. Whatever you like to read, if RLFblog doesn’t have it yet, we likely will. Leave a note in the comments about what you’d like to see.

Authors, speaking as one of the breed, I want you to feel at home here. I pledge to do my best to make it easy for you to share your books and stories. If you have questions or issues, just email me. I’ll get back to you ASAP. Get downloads, check the schedule, or sign up for a new spot by clicking the “Guests + About RLF” menu. There’s a simple privacy policy listed and a note about how we use cookies under the “Privacy and Disclosure” menu. My hero, Pietas, has a few choice words to say about the uselessness of cookies and all the warnings we offer about them. He’s not what you’d call famous for his sense of humor (after all, he is known as the Bringer of Chaos) but I have to say he pulled out all the stops on a deadpan delivery for this one.

Now, I’ll get out of the way and let you start discovering. Enter the name of a genre, author, or book in the search box (upper left corner) and see what comes up. Cruise through the site and check out the author and character interviews. If you’re an author, go to the FAQ page and see how easy it is to sign up (you can pick your own dates) and begin sharing your books here.

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Play Is It True with today’s guest Sayara St Clair, author of Hurt Me Heal Me, an Erotic 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.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
After the death of her Master, Caitlin Bennett discovers years of abuse and sadistic cruelty at his hands have made her a slave to pain. To reach her peak, Cait needs the type of extreme agony few responsible Doms are willing to dole out, especially Doms like Paul Nelson. Willing to offer the love she craves, Paul’s nearly perfect—except for his aversion to the whip.

Paul refuses to hurt Cait, instead attempting to recondition her through patience and trust. But the longer Cait suffers from lack of sexual release, the more she’s convinced her mind and body are irrevocably programmed. And time to convince her otherwise is running out. Waiting in the wings is a newbie Dom who’s determined to have Cait for his own…who’s learning the whip just for her.

Caitlin will soon have to choose—the man who can give her what she wants? Or the man who can give her what she needs?

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?
this book is part of a series?
Yes, it’s part of the Dante’s Purgatory Series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Oh yes, I did indeed. My characters love waking me up at 4.30-5.00 am with fantastic bits of dialogue that I can’t ignore. I think it’s to get back at me for all the trauma I put them through.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I spent a lot of time researching shibari/kinbaku techniques. Sometimes, though, I’d get a bit lost staring at beautiful, evocative photos of people tied up in rope. Oh well, I’m only human.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No, they’re all human…well, except for Ivan (Caitlin’s sadistic ex-Master). He’s barely human.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. It falls into the categories of Erotica as well as Contemporary Romance.
you speak more than one language?
Yes. I learnt Italian at school and I remember some of that. And now, I’m learning to speak Thai.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I was born in Australia, but about eight years ago, I moved to Thailand. Let’s just say, extreme culture shock ensued.
you love to read?
YES! I’m a voracious little bookworm.
you are never late?
No. I used to be on time for everything. And now that I have my own family, we are late for every. Single. Thing.
you love pizza?
Yes. If it has meat/chicken, pineapple and chilli on it, I’m happy. You give me something that’s called seafood in the shape of sticks, I’m gonna get cross.
you love sushi?
No. I prefer my food cooked to within an inch of its life.
you have a pet?
Yes, I have fish. I used to have dogs back home, but unfortunately my tiny Thai garden isn’t suitable for puppies. The kind of puppies I like—the ones I used to have—are Rottweilers and Bullmastiffs. They would tear this place up before I could blink!
Where can we find your book online?

Sayara St Clair Social Media

Sayara St. Clair is an erotic romance author who writes intense, emotionally charged tales, featuring dominant alpha males sporting either fangs or floggers.

Sayara has a Science Degree, majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Working in both 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. And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. Now she’s a writer and has discovered it’s her favorite thing to do. She’s also learned that writing sultry romantic fiction is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles.

When she’s not writing, she may be most commonly found on the sofa reading, in the kitchen baking, or in the garden planting. She loves eighties music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.

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Welcome Claire Gem author of Spirits of the Heart, a new Supernatural
Why did you write this book?
I grew up in
Middletown, N.Y, where there was an abandoned mental asylum. The place always
haunted me. I’ve always been very interested in the history of mental health
care (which is a ghoulish history to be sure!), so it seemed the natural place
to set my next supernatural suspense.
Then, during the
writing of the book, I was visiting the property with my sister/cover designer,
taking pictures for the trailer. One particular building, Talcott Hall, kept
calling to me, though I couldn’t get too close because of the 8-foot high chain
link perimeter. Two weeks later, the building mysteriously burned to the
ground—after standing empty for almost 30 years. It was then I knew that
Spirits of the Heart must be written, to immortalize Talcott Hall.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romances,
particularly those with supernatural elements, especially ghosts. I’m a ghost
hunter at heart.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Films, not
books—Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
What are you working on at the moment?
My next novel is
called Pigments, and is another supernatural suspense. The blurb:
There’s an unsolved mystery in the world of art
history: which painting was Vincent Van Gogh’s last?
Rachel Parrish is a DNA analyst with peculiar a
psychic ability: psychometry. She can access the memories of a person from
something they touched, thereby leaving their genetic blueprint behind. She
also suffers from some unusual phobias. She’s terrified of visual art,
particularly of . . . paintings?
Duncan Nicklas is a sexy museum curator who comes
to Rachel’s aid when an unplanned museum visit overwhelms her. He’s searching
for his soulmate: another, like-minded antiquarian to complete his life. His
initial fascination with Rachel’s gift develops into something more—but she’s
terrified of paintings. He’s a museum curator. How can this ever work?
And then there’s Ethan Fagan—who’s determined to
claim Rachel as his own. To use her abilities to validate an obscure painting
in his grandfather’s collection. To secure his fortune. No matter what the
Pigments. It’s all in the touch.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In addition to
Pigments, I’m working on a non-fiction book for fiction writers called The Road
to Publication. I’m hoping that will be released sometime before April 1st.
Please tell us about
your latest book.

Spirits of the Heart, a Haunted Voices Novel

Genre Supernatural
Book heat level (based
on movie ratings): PG
An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free
two, lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.
Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old
friend and start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend’s moved
out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a
house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard. Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past.
His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will
consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor
watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts
questioning his own stability.
But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father.
Can they unravel the mysteries of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their
love—and lives—in the process?
Publisher Erato

Claire Gem Social Media

Strong Women, Starting Over
~Redefining Romance~

Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of
emotional romance—sexy contemporary, supernatural suspense, and women’s
fiction. She writes about strong, resilient women who won’t give up their quest
for a happy-ever-after—and the men lucky enough to earn their love. No helpless,
hapless heroines here. These spunky ladies redefine romance, on their terms.
Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New
York Book Festival. Her 2016 release, The Phoenix Syndrome, won the women’s
fiction division in FCRWA’s The Beacon Contest.
A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United
States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research
technician—but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero,
her husband of 38 years, now live in central Massachusetts.

Welcome Jessie Clever author of To Save a Viscount, a new Regency
Why did you write
this book?
I wrote this book because Lady Margaret Folton insisted I do
so. Maggie was a character that popped in an earlier book in this series, and
she had such a fascinating story, I knew she would require a book of her own. So
here it is.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love historical fiction. It’s so important to study
history and learn from the things of the past. Historical fiction is a great
way to introduce new topics and subjects to readers, and I love the power it
has to encourage a love of history.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love and hate Lisbeth Salander from the Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo series. She stays true to her character right through to the end
even when she makes you cringe. She’s so beautifully written it’s stunning. It
literally takes my breath away when I see how brilliantly she’s written.
What are you working
on at the moment?
I have begun drafting the follow up series to the family of
spies found in the Spy Series. This series is called the Shadowing London
Series and will focus on the children of the Black family of spies.
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
I plan to release the first book in the Shadowing London
Series, a late Regency/early Victorian historical romance focusing on Samuel
Black, the oldest of the Black family off spring, this fall!
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When an
assassin threatens England’s spy network, Lady Margaret Folton must find the
killer before it’s too late. Hardened from being forced to witness the murder
of her British spy parents by French revolutionists, Margaret approaches this
mission like any other, with steely determination and a resolute focus on the
necessary outcome at the cost of all else.
John Lynwood, newly returned from the Mediterranean, finds himself granted the
title of viscount in honor of his service during the war. Plagued with a string
of good luck throughout his life, the title serves as another reminder that
Jack has done nothing to earn the glory and prestige that comes with his
position, and he’ll be damned if he’ll enjoy such an honor.
when Jack is accidentally granted a title meant to be used as bait to lure the
assassin into the War Office’s trap, Margaret must face the tragedy of her past
and decide which is more important: the assignment or love?
books in the Spy Series:
Inevitably a Duchess (A prequel novella)
1. Son
of a Duke
2. For
Love of the Earl
3. A
Countess Most Daring
4. To
Save a Viscount

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Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana
Jones was already filled.
Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the
stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world
that tried to defeat them.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire
where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

Welcome Stephanie Berget author of Cowboy’s Sweetheart, a
new Western Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
This is the third in my Sugar Coated Cowboys series. Byron
appeared briefly in the first two. I became intrigued by this big, strong man
who was a loner, frightened of getting too close to people, but who longed to
have someone to love.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Small town romance with a touch of humor.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
That would have to be Davie Dempsey from Jennifer Crusie’s
Faking It. I also loved the heroine in that book, Matilda Goodnight.
What are you working
on at the moment?
I’m working on a western romance set in Greenleaf, Idaho
about a Barrel Racer and a Saddle Bronc Rider. It’s a second chance romance
with the working title, Mavis and Butthead. LOL
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
Well, Mavis’ book by the first of June and later this fall,
the sequel to Radio Rose.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Byron Garrett has found peace as the foreman on the Circle W
ranch. He’s far from his controlling father and the man’s demands that Byron
make him proud as a pro football player. Born a city boy, he’s found his
passion with the land, his horses and the cowboy way of life. He’s found all he
needs and it doesn’t include a woman or the complications that come with love.
At least, not until a bubbly artist shows up and does her best to tear down the
corral he’s built around his heart.
Vivi Beckett is searching for a place that feels like home.
After traveling the country, she’s finally found it in the beautiful wilds of
Oregon. With the inheritance left her when she was orphaned, she’ll buy a place
to live and create her art. But after meeting Byron, Vivi suspects her dream
alone won’t be enough to bring her happiness … not unless he’s at her side.
All of Vivi’s dreams are at risk when she discovers her
inheritance is in jeopardy. She needs help, but Byron’s past has left him
unwilling to give anyone power over his life. The ghosts in hers have left her
desperate to be needed.
Will Byron be willing to join her on a different and perhaps
even better path?
Publisher Malheur Butte Publishing

Stephanie Berget Social Media

Romance beneath a rodeo moon. That’s what Stephanie Berget
had in mind when she began writing, to add a realistic view of rodeo and
ranching to her Western Romance.
She was born loving horses, developing a lifelong love of rodeo
when she married her Bronc Rider. They traveled to rodeos throughout the
Northwest while she ran barrels and her cowboy rode bucking horses.
Stephanie and her husband have three adult children and
several grandchildren. They live on a farm located along the Oregon/Idaho
border, where they raise hay, horses and cattle, with the help of Cisco, the
wonder horse, Dizzy Dottie, the Border Collie, and two Munchkin cats, Magic and

Welcome Alina K Field, author of The Marquess and the
Midwife, a new Regency Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
For starters, I love the Call the Midwife stories, as well
as secret babies. And, a few months before I started The Marquess and the
Midwife, a family member tragically lost a good friend in childbirth to
toxemia. (Unthinkable, right, in the twenty-first century?) I guess pregnancy
and childbirth were on my brain! Somehow, my muse came up with this story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love Regency romance, and I especially love stories with a
lot of adventure added to the romance.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Hmm. May I have two? I love the rascally Rupert Carsington,
the Mr. Impossible of Loretta Chase’s book by that name. I also like William
Doyle, the bluff , clever spy of Joanna Bourne’s The Forbidden Rose. Actually,
all of Chase’s and Bourne’s characters are brilliant, but they both write the
most delicious heroes.
What are you working
on at the moment, and what will we see from you in coming months?
I’m working on a Regency series about four adult children
being married off by their father, an earl who is a retired spy lord. Or is he
retired? Book one is called The Bastard’s Iberian Bride and will be coming this

About The Marquess and the Midwife

Genre: Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in
love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent
off, and they both landed in very different worlds.
Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed
exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts
of the only woman he’s ever loved.
Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer,
Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life
as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at
Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted
by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her
But, is loving the new Marquess of Wallingford a mistake
Ameline cannot afford to repeat?

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About Alina K Field

Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much
happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S.,
after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern
California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her
husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned
his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s
Ring, a 2015 RONE Award finalist, Bella’s Band, and a 2016 National Reader’s
Choice Award finalist, Liliana’s Letter, as well as her latest release, The
Marquess and the Midwife. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency
romances, but loves to hear from readers!

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Laurel Richards is a fiction author with a passion for
shifters, space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered
inspiration from lots of different sources throughout her life and is here to
share her imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy,
paranormal, and funny mysteries, with various degrees of romance mixed in.
Why did you write
The Colony?
I’m a huge fan of sci-fi romance, and I’m also fascinated by
paleontology (museum lover here). That got me thinking, and I asked myself what
the fossil record on another planet might look like. And so Dr. Elisa Everett, the
paleontologist heroine, was born, and so was The Colony. I wanted an
action-packed sci-fi story featuring all my favorite elements in the genre.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
It’s a tie between sci-fi romance and paranormal romance,
although I enjoy multiple genres.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
This can change on a daily basis, but frontrunners include
Eve and Rourke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series, Nix from Kresley Cole’s
Immortals After Dark series, and pretty much any of the main characters from
Nalini Singh’s Psi-Changeling series.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I have another sci-fi romance and a couple of fantasy novels
that are in edits, and I hope to see them released sometime in 2017.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Not everyone will make it out alive.
Responding to a distress call, Officer Alexander Valerian
and the rest of his security team arrive at the human colony on the planet of
Jangala to find blood and gore all over the walls. All the colonists are dead
or missing except for Dr. Elisa Everett, a pretty paleontologist he finds
injured and nearly suffocated in a ventilation shaft. Now Alex has to figure
out how sixty-nine colonists were wiped out in a single night, but Elisa’s
account of killer monsters just raises more questions. Has the colony really
been attacked by bloodthirsty beasts, or did everyone succumb to a powerful
hallucinogen that made them turn on one another? He had better find out fast,
because Elisa’s life is in his hands.

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This quick interview with Staci Troilo includes info about
the author, and introduces the story, Pride and Fall.

About Staci Troilo

Staci has always loved fiction, ever since her parents read
her fairy tales when she was a young girl. Today, her interests are much more
eclectic. She loves getting lost in sci-fi battles, fantasy realms, horror
worlds, suspenseful intrigues, and romantic entanglements.
As goes her reading, so goes her writing. She can’t pick a
single genre to focus on, so she doesn’t even try. She’s proud to say she’s a
multi-genre author.
When she’s not reading or writing, she’s spending time with
family and friends, possibly cooking for them, or maybe enjoying an afternoon
in the pool. To learn more about her, visit

Interview with Staci Troilo

Why did you write
this book?
Pride and Fall is the culmination of a trilogy in the
Cathedral Lake series. I began the series because I found interesting medical
traits when doing some research online, and I had to turn those facts into a
story. I wrote Pride and Fall to bring the trilogy to a close. But because this
series has become a fan-favorite, I have several spinoffs planned.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
As my bio states, I’m a fan of several genres. But my
absolute favorite is probably romantic suspense, because it combines love stories
(which I’m a sucker for) with tension-infused situations (I love
pulse-pounding, anticipatory storylines).
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Rhett Butler. I have a weakness for tall, dark, and handsome
bad boys. I also like that he didn’t see the heroine as perfect and ultimately
left her in the end when he tired of her games. Too many heroes put the
heroines on undeserving pedestals; Rhett isn’t one of them.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on book three of my paranormal romance
saga, the Medici Protectorate series. This novel, Body Armor, is scheduled for
release in June 2017, and its follow-up, Tortured Soul, will come out at the
end of the year, ending the series.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Fear unchecked cripples. Fear conquered liberates.
Faith Keller has suffered much in her life—the murder of her
sister, the near-destruction and almost-ruin of her family, and a traumatic
abduction. It’s no wonder she battles the effects of PTSD on a daily basis. The
last thing she needs is to be the subject of an intense police investigation
for the very crime her father was blamed for years earlier. Yet, despite her
family’s staunchest efforts, she finds herself on the hot seat with a tenacious
officer—one whose attention she actually relishes.
Carter Emerson takes his job seriously. It’s the only
tribute he can make to honor his fallen brother, and he’s determined to do the
title “police officer” justice. When he sets his sights on Faith
Keller, he’s torn. His mentor tells him he’s got it all wrong, but the evidence
doesn’t lie. The worst part? He doesn’t want her to be guilty. He just wants her.
A story of healing and personal growth, Pride and Fall ends
the Keller Family trilogy with action, deception, and a revelation readers won’t
see coming.

About Pride and Fall

Genre: Suspense/Drama w/a hint of Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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