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Meet Ezra Easton from Drakon's Plunder by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRWelcome Ezra Easton from Drakon’s Plunder by NJ Walters (Blood of the Drakon, Book 3) a new paranormal romance.

Drakon’s Plunder by NJ Walters

Life is not going well for archaeologist Sam Bellamy. She’s stuck in the middle of the ocean on a salvage boat with people who want her dead. It wasn’t her gift for being able to sense objects of power that got her here, rather her need to make a secret society called the Knights of the Dragon pay for killing her mentor. Sam doesn’t believe in dragons, but the Knights do, and if she can get one of the sacred artifacts they’re searching for away from them, she’ll consider it payback.

Ezra Easton is content to run his marine salvage company and live alone on his private island. He may be a four-thousand-year-old water drakon, but he’s civilized enough to know just because he pulls an injured woman from the ocean, doesn’t mean he gets to keep her…

When she wakes up, she has a few tall tales to share, and it seems the Knights are after her. But this drakon won’t give up his treasure.

Genre paranormal romance/shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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Introducing Ezra Easton

Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A tiny village long turned to dust
Profession: Marine Salvager
Ethnicity / Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’8″ with shoulder-length brown hair and turquoise blue eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is the blue of the ocean off the coast of my home and outlined in the same turquoise as my eyes.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a water drakon, which means I’m as at home in the water as I am on land. Maybe more so since there are less people in the ocean.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That would be Sam, which isn’t short for Samantha. It’s Sam. There is no one else like her in the world.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
All of the above. I’ve lived a long time. Plenty of time to read and explore. I’ve seen places on land and in the ocean that no human has ever seen. I have a huge collection of artifacts that I’ve personally collected from all over the world, from all different time periods. The ocean is full of the stuff.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I have plenty of money and own my own island off the coast of…well, you really don’t need to know exactly where it is. What’s the point of living a long time if you can’t be comfortable. I don’t need a lot of fancy things. I have my home, plenty of food, my privacy, and most of all, I have the ocean on my doorstep.
On what special skills do you rely?
I’m a drakon. That means I have a lot of special skills. The one I enjoy the most is being able to shift into my dragon form, take to the ocean, and swim.
What is your family like?
There is only my brothers…half brothers really. We were all abandoned by our dragon father almost four thousand years ago. After that, our mothers and villages cast us out in fear. It’s made us close. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for one another. And now I have Sam. I pulled her from the ocean and I’m keeping her.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
I’m a drakon. Of course, I can keep a secret. I’ve been keeping a big one for thousands of years.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I’d get rid of the Knights of the Dragon and everyone like them. All we want is to be left in peace. All they want is to capture us so they can drink our blood, which cures all disease and indefinitely prolongs the life of the one drinking it. Those guys have become a huge threat, not only to me and my brothers, but also our women. They have to be stopped. We’ve always tried to live and let live, but they won’t leave us alone. This time, we’re not backing down.

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Meet Dr. Aaron Kendall from Not Through Loving You @pat_preston #RLFblog #genreWelcome Aaron from Not Through Loving You, a new single title contemporary romance.

In the Southern town of Lafayette Falls, a new life brings together a woman with everything to lose and a doctor with everything to prove.

When a sickly infant is surrendered at the Lafayette Falls Medical Center, and orphaned soon after, pediatrician Aaron Kendall arranges to adopt him. After a painful divorce, the busy baby doc is about to realize his own dream of becoming a father when the baby’s beautiful estranged aunt turns up. She doesn’t exactly approve of the Kendall bachelor pad complete with Aaron’s cranky dad and wacky brother, forcing Aaron to form a risky alliance with her.

Country singer-songwriter Lia Montgomery barely knew her half-sister, but she’s determined her tiny nephew goes to a good home. If only she fit the bill herself, but her stressful life on the road is no place for a baby. Yet despite her misgivings, as she gets to know Aaron, she realizes the smart and sexy doctor is everything a child could want in a dad and more unsettling, everything she’s ever hoped for in a man. After all she’s put him through, is it too late to form a family and maybe put a song in the good doctor’s heart?

Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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Introducing Dr. Aaron Kendall

Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Tennessee
Profession: pediatrician/neonataology

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall. Six three and I have athletic build. I inherited my mother’s black hair and blue that were passed down from her Irish ancestors.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Lafayette Falls, Tennessee where I practice medicine. I’m a partner at the Lafayette Falls Childrens’ Clinic. I completed a fellowship in neonatology and I’m the medical director of the newborn nursery at the medical center. I love sports and I played college baseball. I live in a large log-and-stone house on a wooded lot in the country. I bought with the intention of raising a family there. After my divorce, I kept the house and now my cranky widowed father lives with me and my youngest brother, a frat boy/con artist, comes and goes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

After my painful divorce, I decided to take a break from love and serious relationships. That was before my life got upended by Lia Montgomery.

How do you dress?

I wear scrubs at work. Tee shirts and jeans at home. I like pin-striped dress shirts and slacks when I go out.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

I live comfortably and I don’t really want for anything in the way of material items. My heart longs for what money can’t buy: true love.

What is your family like?

My mother, a nurse, has passed away. My dad, Frank, is a retired cop and he is very outspoken at times. I have three brothers. I’m the oldest. Two of my brothers live out-of-state and my youngest brother, Stevie, is still in college. He’s been in college several years now. Stevie is something of a con artist and I never know if he’s telling me the truth, but he’s fun to be with and I love him.

Do you have children?

No, but I am in the process of adopting an unwanted baby. I have always wanted children and I had hoped my wife and I would have a large family, but that wasn’t to be.

Now I have a second chance at having a son and I’m thrilled.

What past event causes you the most fear?

The day I came home and found a note from my wife. She had left. She loved another man whom she had been seeing and who was the father of the child she was expecting. I had no idea and I was shattered to lose her as well as the baby I thought was mine. I never want that to happen to me again.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

Lia. She’s Baby John’s aunt and when she arrives, everything in my world changes. All my plans for adopting John are in jeopardy because, well, she showed up during a bachelor party my dad was having for a friend. Needless to say, she got the wrong impression of me because I’d had a few drinks, the house was mess and we had several blow up dolls and porn on TV. She was horrified with me and the fact that I was single makes me totally unacceptable. Unfortunately, I am attracted to her, like love-at-first-sight, so I may be in trouble. You can read Chapter 1 to see what I mean.

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Award-winning author Patricia Preston writes mainstream romance, historical romance and comic short stories. She is represented by the Seymour Agency. She is the author of a mainstream contemporary romances, Love Heals All, for Kensington Books/Lyrical Press imprint. Her other romance titles include a historical, To Save a Lady, a romantic adventure set in the French Quarter during the Battle of New Orleans. She also has a short story anthology, Dixie Darlings, available in print. Besides writing she loves music, photography, graphic design, and visiting her favorite historical locales including the French Quarter and the Natchez Trace.

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Today we’re reading about NarrAy Jorlan from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen. Tell us about your book.

He’s a professional thief. She’s a by-the-book army captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device.
Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

Stressing NarrAy Jorlan

Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tarthian Empire

Profession: Captain in the All People’s Liberation Army (a rebel)

Ethnicity: Better (an addictive, enhanced human)

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human

The Heroine’s Relaxed Side

This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.

NarrAy’s story starts out with her wearing a hot red party dress so she can fit in at a night club. She’s there undercover to meet and hire a professional thief. The place is crowded to the max.

How does the heroine feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she displaying that gives it away?

She is not happy about being there and stands above the crowd on a hotel balcony, her arms crossed while she taps one foot.

Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

NarrAy is not shy, but because her kind is addictive, they are forbidden access in society. She stays away from crowds.

If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?

She’s too aware of her pheromones and how they affect others to risk getting drunk. She drinks something that looks alcoholic but isn’t.

How much drink is her usual?

She sometimes has a glass of wine with dinner. That’s it.

The heroine figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

She’s avoiding anyone and everyone. Not only is her kind forbidden to mingle with others, they are not allowed to touch anyone either.

Is she likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend that others latch onto?

Others go stand beside her. She is the strong, silent type.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?

Physically, she is tiny. However, all she has to do is release her pheromones and anyone in the vicinity will go glassy-eyed and slack-jawed. She’s not afraid of anyone no matter how big they are. Literally, no one can touch her if she doesn’t want them to.

Is the heroine the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

She would do the tossing.

Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?

She’s often the first to leave, unless she’s meeting someone on a covert mission or op.

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The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side

How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?

She’s meek and demure and does not argue. However, she will not allow herself to be detained unjustly. It’s not something she’s proud of, but she can overpower with her pheromones and use her voice to control others. If she’s angry, the combination can kill.

How does the heroine react to hearing a scream?

She seeks backup if possible, but if she can’t, she will still investigate.

If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?

Protect the person. Then punish the assailant.

If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?

Take a second to assess the situation. She does not leap blindly into anything, but she’s quick to decide and once she has, she doesn’t pull back.

This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?

NarrAy will use her pheromones and voice to take command of the situation. She avoids that if possible.

The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact with him/her in some way. What does she do?

She gets stiff and formal, retreats behind a wall of polite iciness and waits for the person to leave. If it looks like they aren’t, she makes excuses for leaving and gets out of there.

Someone younger than the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?

She comes alongside, talks to them, and if she outranks them (she’s a captain, after all) she will direct them as to how to fix the situation and proceed.

The heroine is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself in order to get through the situation?

Pain is fleeting. Honor is forever.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

“Think, assess, and then act without regret.”

What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?

When her parents were killed and their belongings confiscated by the Tarthian Empress, she considered it the worst day of her life. From the moment she heard what had happened, she knew she had to take back what was stolen and honor her parents’ legacy. She reminded herself daily, sometimes hourly, that she would make them proud.

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Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Genre: sci fi romance, romantic comedy, military sci fi
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Meet Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man by Bonnie Phelps @bonniephelps15 #RLFblog #contemporary Welcome Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man :The Texas Kincaids #1, a Contemporary Romance by Bonnie Phelps.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Zach Kincaid was definitely not what Ashley Drayton was looking for – one more risk-taking, bad boy to add to that long list of narcissistic, jerks who kept breaking her heart. Well, she was fed up. From here on out, bad boys need not apply. So how in the world had this cocky, confident cowboy charmed his way into her affections? She sure wasn’t going to succumb without a fight.

Ashley Drayton looked like the typical, spoiled Southern Belle that made Zach turn tail and head for the hills. As a champion team roper on the rodeo circuit and ranch owner, he sure didn’t need the complications a feisty, prima donna would bring to his life. When he finally did settle down, he wanted a woman strong enough to stand beside him in the hard-knock world of ranching and rodeoing.

Can a rough and rugged cowboy live happily ever after with a sassy and sophisticated socialite?

Introducing Ashley Drayton

Age: 28
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Accountant
Ethnicity: White
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): N/A

Please provide a physical description of yourself. Ashely finger-combed her wild, curly locks that tumbled past her shoulders. “Physically? Big violet eyes, long black hair, curvy in all the right places – men look, so I assume I’m attractive. I’ve been compared to a Betty Boop doll. I’m short, but I prefer height challenged. When I run, people call me girly, which I interpret as they don’t peg me as athletic. I have a keen fashion sense and fantastic dresser.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Single. Been engaged twice, but the last one is the one that opened my eyes. I thought Bill was ‘the one’ and shared my life with him completely. Even put him on the deed to my condo. Big mistake. The man took lying, cheating, scumbag to a whole new level. People say I’m too trusting. Given my history with men, that’s probably an accurate statement. I’m ready for a new start which is why I just moved to San Antonio, Texas to join my best friend, Lauren. I have a plan. No more being sucked in by the wrong man. The perfect day is one spent at the spa being pampered. I love to cook and whip up something fabulous in the kitchen. Maybe I should have been a chef instead of an accountant? But accountant was the safe choice and the one my parents approved. I have a thing for shoes, especially tall, spikey, kick-ass shoes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I’m not sure he should be – I keep falling into that bad boy trap – but Zach Kincaid has tied up my heart as effectively as the steers he ropes on the rodeo circuit.

If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?

Bubbly, like fine champagne. That’s one of the things I wish I could change. People assume I’m an airhead and don’t see the strong, capable woman I really am.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I don’t travel light. In addition to the usual – wallet, phone, makeup and other touch-up essentials, tissues, and feminine products – a woman needs to be prepared for any contingency. Breath mints, hand wipes, an energy bar, pepper spray, hand cream, sun screen, a scarf, a collapsible umbrella, sun glasses, a first aid kit, and ear buds because you never know when you need to tune everything out.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I will never find my soul mate. It’s not that I need a man to complete me, but I want someone to love me. I want someone to grow old with, to be there in good times and bad. I’m sure my luck has got to change one of these days, but that’s what scares me the most.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

My mother in particular, and my family in general. It would be nice if she could cut me some slack instead of constantly criticizing me and my choices. I’ve never been good enough for her. I think that’s why I spent so much time with Lauren’s family growing up. They always accepted me for who I am, loved me unconditionally, and made me feel special. No matter what mischief Lauren and I got in to, I always felt like I belonged. My family is the exact opposite. Cold, critical, unloving. I’ve come to the conclusion after so many years of trying to please them, that I deserve more.

What would you like people who hear your story to know?

Ladies, let me be your cautionary tale. Go ahead and love with all your heart, but hang on to your independence.

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Welcome Tarrant Cooper from Drakon’s Prey, a new paranormal
romance.
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to
write and illustrate children’s books. But with a sister who leads the Knights
of the Dragon, it’s impossible to get away from the secret society whose
mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her
hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures,
she can’t turn away any longer.
When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper’s
secret underground lair, he’s both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn’t lasted
four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of
the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization
knows about him and his brothers.
He’s drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him
killed. Even if she’s a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her
his heart would mean forever.

Introducing Tarrant Cooper

Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A small village in the Middle East that has long
since gone to dust.
Profession: I basically control the airwaves.
Ethnicity/ Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a
drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
Please provide a
physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’8″ with short black hair and blue
eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck
to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is silver and
outlined in the same blue as my eyes.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a drakon. That means I don’t like to talk about myself.
The less people who know about my kind, the better.
Who is the significant
other in your life?
My Valeriya. She’s one of a kind and she’s mine. *growls
possessively*
Are you book-smart, self-taught,
widely-experienced?
I’m self-taught and widely-experienced. *laughs* I’ve been
around for a very, very long time. I’ve watched mankind go from mostly
illiterate to everyone having books and information at their fingertips. From
primate communication to now having a good chunk of the population walking
around with a cell phone stuck against their ear.
Do you get by, live comfortably,
live extravagantly?
I’m comfortable in my below-ground
lair. It has everything I need. My biggest expense is my computer equipment.
Money doesn’t mean much to me. I have more than enough for a hundred lifetimes.
And I can always make more.
Are you close to family?
I’m close to my brothers. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do
or no one I wouldn’t kill to protect them. And now I have my Valeriya. She’s
everything to me.
How well do you know your
neighbors?
*snorts* I don’t have neighbors. I live in an underground
bunker in the middle of nowhere. And that’s the way I like it.
What secrets do you know
about people around you that you do NOT share?
Nothing is a secret from me. Information is my passion, my
life’s blood. If it’s out there, I can find it. There is nowhere I can’t go
online. I mostly don’t care what people do as long as they leave me and mine
alone. If they don’t…
What are your biggest
hopes and dreams?
I want to destroy the Knights of the Dragon and live in peace
with Valeriya. The Knights have been hunting my kind for centuries and we’ve
mostly left them alone. This time, they’ve gone too far and I’m taking the hunt
to them.

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NJ is a New York Times
and USA Today bestselling author who
has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels
of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen,
and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention.
It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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Welcome Katrina from Jager, a new scifi adventure romance.

Jager Galactic Defenders #2

Genre SciFi Adventure Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Jager’s new squad of Defenders has completed training, but the spoiled princess who has grated on his nerves since her first day of training is called back to Hemera for a yearly celebration. When Princess Katrina doesn’t show up, Jager must find her and drag her home, where he wishes she would stay.
Katrina is a Defender, not a princess. And there is no way she wants to return to a planet she hates for some stupid ceremony. Not when she could be out killing Erebus with her squad.
But when a new enemy threatens both their lives, they must work together to survive.

Introducing Katrina

Age: 20 Earth years
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Earth, though I was conceived on my mother’s home planet, Hemera
Profession: I’m a Galactic Defender, not a Princess.
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): My mother is Hemera and my father is Kalaren.

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I can fit in on Earth better than most other Defenders. I have light brown skin with long, dark hair, and dark brown eyes. I’m fit. I need to be to bring down the Erebus. They’re not exactly lightweights, and I prefer hand-to-hand combat rather than the plazers and bows the other Defenders use. I don’t have an eyebrow ridge like my dad, but I do have the ‘V’ of freckles across my shoulders and down my back like my mom.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and raised on Earth. A couple years ago, my home was attacked by the Erebus. It was after a Galactic Defender arrived to help us
that I found out the man who I believed to be my father wasn’t my dad, and that I wasn’t Terran. Turns out the Defender who arrived on Earth is my dad, my mom was the long lost princess of Hemera, and I haven’t been on Earth since that day. But, I’m itching to go back. I know I can’t stay there, but I just want to see what’s changed, how my friends are doing.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I don’t have a significant other, like a boyfriend. Jeff Bennett and I almost had a thing on Earth, but I had to leave the planet, and didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. My squad leader, Jager, is hot, but we don’t exactly get along. And then I have Jace, my best friend. He’s the only Defender who has my back, so we spend a lot of time together. But, he’s nothing more than a friend.

How do you dress?

I wear my blue Defender uniform. Though, sometimes when I’m training on my own, I’ll wear a pair of leggings and a sports bra. If I lived with my parents on Hemera, I’d have to wear their royal garb. While the lehengacholi I wore for my mother’s coronation was beautiful, it’s not s something I’d want to wear all the time.

Please tell us about your education.

I graduated from high school on Earth, though I didn’t make the ceremony. I was supposed to go to university that fall, but wasn’t on the planet to do so. While the Hemera council taught me a bit about Hemera culture, I’ve learned a lot about the races belonging to the Galactic Alliance as a Defender. I’ve also learned how to bring down an Erebus by hand. Not stuff I could have learned on Earth.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I don’t have pockets or a purse—I have no need for them—but I carry my zuranium blade in a special pouch in my boot. It goes with me
everywhere I go, because I never know when I’ll meet up with an Erebus that needs to be taken out.

What is your family like?

They’re great people, really, just a tad bit overprotective.  My mom is now the Queen of Hemera. She’s wonderful, and rules far differently than her father and brother did. The commoners are no longer starving and dressed in rags. Everyone works together for the good of the planet. And with the dome the Alliance installed for her, the planet no longer had to worry about an Erebus attack. My dad is a legend among the Defenders. I hope I can be half as good as he was. He was leader of Echo squad for many Galactic years, and killed more Erebus than I can ever imagine. Then there’s my sister Gwenodyn. She’s not really my sister, but my parents are raising her after the last Erebus attack on Hemera when her mother was killed. She’s a sweetheart, but not when she uses her Mingot mind-reading abilities to get her own way.

When (if) you lie or are upset, what gives you away?

I scratch my arms. It’s a habit I wish I didn’t have, as it totally gives me away when I’m lying.

What would you like to tell your writer?

It would have been nice if you’d given me more than one friend. Though, I wouldn’t trade Jace for the universe. And why is this book
called Jager when it’s supposed to be my story?

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paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you can not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter. Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.
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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days
writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers,
seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie
for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

About Drakon’s Promise

Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.
He’s both.
He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture
all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness
and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.
When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book
belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous
world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed
possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes
just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her
best chance at survival.

Introducing Darius Varkas

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you
here today.
Name: Darius Varkas
Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A small village that has long since crumbled to
dust
Profession: Entrepreneur
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): I’m a drakon, the son of a
dragon and a human woman.
Describe your body and
build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples,
freckles, or scars.
In my human form, I’m 6’10” with black shoulder-length
hair and green eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my
body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that
is bronze and outline in the same green as my eyes.
Who is the significant
other in your life?
That would be my Sarah. She’s the most beautiful, most
amazing woman in the world. Brilliant too. After all, she chose me.
Please tell us a
little about yourself.
I’m a drakon so I like my privacy. I’m not even sure why I
agreed to do this interview. *grumbles*
Please tell us about
your education.
I’ve lived four thousand years. I speak and write many
languages, including some long forgotten by time. I’ve learned alongside
mankind. Airplanes were a particular favorite invention of mine, as being a
pilot allows me to take to the skies nowadays when it isn’t as easy to simply
shift and soar. Computers I can use but I don’t particularly like them.
Do you get by, live comfortably,
live extravagantly?
I’ve lived for a very long time. I’m also an earth drakon,
which means I know how to find precious metals and gems. I’ve accumulated quite
a hoard over the course of my life. And like any self-respecting drakon, I
guard what is mine.
Are you close to family?
My brothers are my family and we are very close. We had
different mothers but the same dragon sire. Of course, now I have Sarah. They
all love her.
Can you keep a secret?
Why or why not?
Of course I can keep a secret. I’m a drakon. Of course,
telling all of you about myself isn’t exactly keeping that a secret.
What secrets do you know
about people around you that you do NOT share?
I know all my brothers’ secrets, but I would never betray
their trust.
What is your biggest need?
My biggest need is to wipe the Knights of the Dragon from
the face of the planet. They want to capture me and my kind for their own
profit and to prolong their lives by drinking our blood. We were content to
leave them alone, but they will not leave us in peace. And they threatened
Sarah and will always be a threat to her and to my brothers. They have to be
eliminated.
What are your biggest
hopes and dreams?
I dream of being able to live my life in peace with Sarah.
What is your biggest personal
flaw?
I have no flaws. *turns to Sarah* Stop laughing. She says I’m
set in my ways and stubborn. Overprotective too. But since I’m always right, I
don’t see that as a flaw.
Who in your life has the
power to hurt you the most and why?
Sarah has the power to destroy me. She is my heart. I trust
her more than I thought it possible to every trust a woman.
What would you like
to tell your writer?
I want to thank her for bringing Sarah into my life. I also
want to let her know this is my first and last interview. I’m done.

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Dani: Stressing the Heroine from Taunt @Eve_Dangerfield #RLFblog #thriller
Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.

About Eve Dangerfield

Eve has loved romance novels since she first started swiping
her grandmother’s paperbacks at the age of fourteen. Now she writes her own
unapologetically sexy tales about complex women and
gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Eve currently lives in Melbourne with her
lovely sister and a rabbit named Billy.

About Taunt

Genre Contemporary Romance, Erotic, Thriller
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Daniel Schwartz never meant to uncover the apocalypse,
unfortunately for the Kiwi hacktivist, that’s exactly what happened. Yet while
it’s clear to her what she should do; cover it back up and get completely
smashed, the rest of the world doesn’t agree. A shady corporation places her in
a beachside prison where they promise to hold her until she agrees to talk.
Dani would be pretty annoyed if she weren’t:
a) Biologically incapable of being annoyed
b) Very intrigued by the men hired to guard her
c) Extremely hungover
John, Colt, and Seb have poured a lot of time and money into their private
security business the last thing they need is to waste six weeks babysitting a
hyperactive hippie. Sadly they’ve signed a shady but watertight contract. Each
of the three men finds himself drawn to the weird, pop-obsessed Daniel and she
to them. As they become entangled in each other’s lives Daniel is forced to answer
some big questions such as; how can you escape when there’s nowhere safe to go?
How can a commitmentphobe fall for not one, but three different men? And, most
importantly, should New Zealanders kick people who call them Hobbits? (Yes.)
Taunt is a heart-stopping erotic thriller; chock full of science, nail-biting
suspense, period jokes and good old fashioned lust.

The Heroine’s Relaxed Side

This heroine is at a
party. Considering her story, describe the party.
The party would be an outdoors event hosted by Daniel’s
eco-terrorist organization Grassroots. It’s a chance to connect and unwind with
other members and there would be live music, plenty of food and drink and a
casual dress code.
How does the heroine
feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she
displaying that gives it away?
Daniel would be thrilled to attend, bouncing around trying
to talk with as many people as possible while trying to peer-pressure others
into getting loose and making mistakes. She never stops smiling or talking,
unless she’s kissing that is.
Is she more likely to
mingle or remain aloof?
Mingle. Daniel loves being around others and more often than
not, the center of attention.
If she drinks, what is
her drink of choice at this party?
Daniel doesn’t drink as her biochemistry doesn’t allow for
it. She is however, very partial to substances of dubious legality. Also weed.
How much drink is her
usual?
Weed. Or fruit juice in glasses that make it look like
alcohol.
The heroine figures out
where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid
someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
It would completely be to drag a shy friend, perhaps a
scientist or socially awkward programmer back into the fray. Once they’d been
brought back to the party she’d make it her personal mission to get them drunk
and laid.
Is she likely to latch
onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend
that others latch onto?
She is the friend that others latch onto; the bigger problem
can be maintaining her attention once you have it. Daniel is very distractible.
If someone picked a fight
at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?
Daniel is, by her own admission, a lover not a fighter. As
Grassroots is a pacifist organization it would be kind of weird for a fight to
get out of hand at one of their parties, but if it did Daniel would probably
dump punch/cake on the offender’s heads and tell them to stop or she’d leak
their information to the Feds.
Is the heroine the one
most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
Tossed out. For sure. No questions asked.
Will she know when to
leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?
She will stay late as she possibly can (unless she picks
up). Being a nuisance is kind of Daniel’s wheelhouse.

The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side

How does the heroine handle
it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was
blameless in a situation?
Lies her ass off, says whatever she thinks they want to hear
then escapes at the earliest possible opportunity.
How does the heroine react
to hearing a scream?
Runs towards the sound without thinking.
If she sees someone being
assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?
What the actual fuck? Stop it you butthole!
If she sees someone
being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?
Runs towards them and tries to break them apart, unless she
knows she’ll likely be hurt and overpowered in which case she would call the
cops/throw something/ find an alternative plan of action.
This heroine attempts
to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against
her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does
she do?
Fights as hard as she can for as long as she can, giving
everything she has.
The heroine runs into
the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the
situation and must interact with him/her in some way. What does she do?
Barrels into the awkwardness and tries to overwhelm the
person with the sheer force of her personality.
Someone younger than
the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly,
perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?
Tact isn’t Daniel’s strong point. She would tell the person
straight up that they’re screwing the pooch and either suggest improvements or
conduct a mutiny to get the situation resolved another way.
The heroine is in
physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself
in order to get through the situation?
Daniel has a rare chemical disorder that affects her ability
to feel physical pain, however she is capable of feeling distressed. In those
moments she closes her eyes and tries to focus on happy memories from the past.
What mentor’s words
come to mind in a bad situation?
She recalls John Blackwood, her lover, telling her to relax
and count her breaths, then she does it.

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Meet Madison Lockwood from Seduction in Seville by Olivia Night.

Author Bio

Olivia Night, a fictional character herself, has always been an avid reader and writer. She found the romance genre in college and has never been able to get enough. One sleepless night, the main characters of Book One in her Men of FTI  series sprang from her head fully formed. They demanded she tell their story; so she did. As they revealed themselves, so did two other intriguing characters. Those characters convinced her to give them their own books because their stories were worth telling too. And so Olivia suddenly became a romance author. When Olivia is not writing, she has the best job in the world, which, too, will remain a secret. In her free time, she reads, write, drinks wine, or is, most likely, out emulating Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Olivia lives in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the U.S.—Baltimore. She lives with her cat, which she is convinced was a gladiator in his past life. Olivia plans to continue being awesome at this thing called life. Really, that’s her only goal.

About the Book

Title Seduction in Seville, The Men of FTI Book Two
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
In a hospital in Seville, Spain, Patrick Kane lies in a coma. Ambushed and shot while protecting a friend, he fights to survive.
She never thought she would see him again. Patrick, the man who’d brought her back.
Eight years ago, Patrick Kane, a joint partner in Fairlane Trade International, descended into a basement of horrors. That horrible day he rescued many women, but one he would always remember. Her beautiful doe eyes filled his dreams and haunted his nightmares.
Madison Lockwood, a nurse, has struggled to put her past behind her, trying to forget the time she spent in captivity. But she recognizes the man who rescued her and brought her out of that terrifying reality. She owes him her life. Patrick is gravely injured, and Madison vows to see him through.
When Patrick opens his eyes, he instantly knows that he made a mistake leaving Madison after freeing her from the clutches of a human trafficking ring. She is meant to be his. As Patrick tries to win over a wary Madison, the past they both thought was gone for good comes back with a vengeance. One by one, the survivors of the horrific ordeal are being murdered. Patrick knows that Madison will be next if he doesn’t protect her.
Together they must fight for their survival. Seduction In Seville, book two in the Men of FTI series, is a tale of redemption, murder, new beginnings, and love that takes the reader on a wild, exotic ride.

Introducing Madison Lockwood

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Madison Lockwood 
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Madison, Georgia
Profession: Nurse
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian 
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars. 
Short, curvy, curly brown hair, big doe-like brown eyes, 5’1 110 lbs. 
Who is the significant other in your life? Patrick Kane, the man who saved me years ago. 
Please tell us a little about yourself. I grew up pretty sheltered. I was adopted and my parents were a bit over protected. In college I convinced them to let me join the study abroad program to Seville, Spain. None of us knew how that decision would change our lives forever. 
How do you dress?
I tend to like the classic style, meaning 50’s and 60’s. I like high waisted skirts and ballet flats with skinny jeans. It makes me feel super feminine. 
How do others perceive you based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
That I am delicate or fragile. Perhaps at one time it was an accurate assumption. It isn’t anymore. 
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
The exact person who did show up recently, Dardan Kotta. The man who abducted me and kept me prisoner in a large human trafficking ring. 
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
For a very long time I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to allow myself to trust or be vulnerable. I still struggle with this at times, but Patrick helps me through.
What past event causes you the most fear?
The months I spent in the basement. 
How emotionally expressive are you to others?
Not very, at least not anymore. With Patrick I am learning to be emotionally expressive again. But right now he is pretty much the only person I feel comfortable being emotional with.
What would you like people who hear your story to know?
It is possible to move beyond the things you think will hinder or define you forever.  

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Meet Sorcha Fay from A Theft of Magic.

Author Bio

Cara McKinnon wrote her first fantasy romance at the age of six, about a unicorn couple that falls in love and has adventures (there is also pie). Now she writes about humans falling in love and having adventures, but she can’t quite stop including magic. She loves history and historical romance, so she decided to set her books in an alternate Victorian era where magic is not only real, but a part of everyday life. Cara attended the best genre writing school in the world, Seton Hill University, where she received an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction and found her writing tribe. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake.

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Title A Theft of Magic
Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A woman sworn to truth. A man who deals in lies. A passion lighting the way to love…or loss.
At the behest of the Duchess of Fay, Ronan McCarrick, thief, smuggler, and Irish revolutionary, travels to the Isle of Skye, the domain of Sorcha Fay. She is known as the Seeress of Skye, an elusive figure who rarely leaves the island. Ronan’s arrival triggers one of her defensive spells, incinerating his clothing and everything he’s carrying. Including the letter that would have told Sorcha why he has come to Skye.
Despite an instant attraction to the naked and furious Irishman, Sorcha believes that Ronan is an interloper who has been attacking her wards for months. Even when part of his story is confirmed, she still mistrusts him. But when she discovers that two powerful objects are missing from the Fay vaults–someplace he couldn’t have been–she’ll need his help to steal them back.
If he doesn’t steal her heart first.

Introducing Sorcha Fay

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Sorcha Fay
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Fay House, Skye, Scotland
Profession: Caretaker of Fay House
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Human
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
I’m very short and very curvy. I curve out far more than I curve in! My hair is light blonde, with a streak of silver/pearl color that everyone in my family gets when they’ve used magic long enough. I’m very pale, as you might expect from a blonde, with pale blue eyes. I’ve been told they look like a summer sky.
Who is the significant other in your life?
The only significant thing in my life at the moment is Fay House. But I recently met a man named Ronan, and if I can trust him…
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve spent nearly all of my life in the Highlands and the Isles of Scotland. I am in charge of Fay House, the ancestral home of my clan, but the rest of the family only comes here once a year, so most of the time I’m alone with my small staff and the tenants. Like most of the members of my clan, I can do magic, and I am known for having frequent visions of the future and very strong magical intuition.
On what special skills do you rely?
My magical intuition provides me with extra information about people and situations. I can usually tell when things are about to go wrong, although that doesn’t mean I can do something about it!
Are any of your skills a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones and why?
I have frequent visions of the future, and coupled with my intuition, I’ve been given the nickname the “Seeress of Skye.” But I dislike that name, because I can’t control my visions the way true Seers can. The visions come at their own whims, and are about wildly different things. Sometimes they give warnings, or show me scenes from my own future, but most often they are of distance times, places, and people.
What is your family like?
My family is big, loud, and rambunctious. It is always a bit of a shock when they descend on me at midsummer and stay for two weeks, or when I travel to a gathering for a marriage, birth, or funeral. But though I do miss them when they aren’t around, I prefer my solitude, quiet, and peace.
Are you involved in your community?
Very much! Our family owns all of the land in the vicinity, including the town, so everyone nearby is a tenant of Clan Fay, and a nominal member of the clan, though not everyone has sworn oaths to Le Fay, our chieftess. As the representative of the clan on Skye, I settle disputes, collect rents, and oversee any needed improvements or repairs. I am also the strongest mage in the vicinity, so if anyone needs a spell cast, they come to me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
I would like to know who my father is. He was out of my mother’s life before she knew she was pregnant, and she never told me his name, or where I could find him. I don’t even know if he’s still alive.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I would have the solicitors who manage Fay House’s finances actually open the pursestrings and allow me to invest in improvements to the house and grounds. At the moment, I am only allowed enough money to cover repairs and upkeep, but the house is in desperate need of modernization and renovation.
When (if) you lie or are upset, what gives you away?
It is very difficult for me to lie. When I try it, I am usually stiff and awkward about it, and stumble over my words. I also flush easily with my pale skin, and lying makes me feel embarrassed, so even if I manage to get the lie out, my cheeks and throat give me away.

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