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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Author Rosalie Redd interviews her character: Tanen, Council Leader (Unimaginable Lover Book Tour) + giveaway

Did you turn out the way your parents predicted
Tanen adjusts himself in the chair and straightens the collar on his shirt. His brow furrows. “Much to my chagrin, no. My father was a warrior. I was a disappointment to him."
I squirm in my seat. I am uncomfortable in the presence of this large male. “Why is that?"
He crosses his arms, his biceps bulging tight against his shirt sleeves. “Because I didn't follow in his footsteps. Instead, I chose to pursue knowledge and my love of the ancient scriptures."

What is your most treasured possession?
Tanen traces his finger along the pin that graces his collar. The silver metal, in the shape of the letter M, reflects the overhead lights with an unearthly glint. “My pin. It signifies my status as council leader and represents Lemuria and life ever after."
I stroke my fingers over the keyboard as I record his comments. The sound echoes around the large chamber, and a cool breeze runs over my shoulder. Goosebumps form.
He leans back in his chair and touches one of the sunstones lining the cave walls. The gem flares, brightening the room and the air warms. “Is that better? The crystals will take away the chill.”
“Thank you, Tanen.”

What do you value most?
He studies me for a moment before answering, his gaze flicking over my features. “King Noeh’s respect. I will do whatever he asks to help win this war against our enemy, the Gossum, and for our goddess, Alora."
I can't help but smile at his sincerity.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
He takes in a quick breath, and the muscles in his arms visibly tense. His eyes narrow. "I'd rather not say." He cracks his knuckles and his gaze tracks to my necklace.
My unease is once again forefront in my mind. The chair is suddenly rock hard beneath my bottom and no amount of heat in the room will take away the chill running down my back.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
The smile returns to his face. His blue eyes swirl with gold flecks, mixing together in a beautiful dance.
Despite my nervousness, I’m mesmerized.
He winks. "Ignorance."
When he didn't elaborate further, I clear my throat. “Time to move on.”

What scares you?
He places his arms on his thighs and leans forward. “Failing my king." 
I wouldn’t want to face this warrior in a dark alley.

What happens after you die?
A slow smile curls his lips, twinkling the blue in his eyes once again. “When a warrior dies his soul returns to Lemuria, back to the character board to fight again in another war on another planet."
“Thank you, Tanen, for the interview.”
He places his hand over mine and gives it a gentle squeeze. “You’re welcome, Rosalie.”

by Rosalie Redd
January 3, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781944419103
Number of pages: 290
Word Count: 67k
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons
A shifter and a human together? Unimaginable…

One careless decision. The colony betrayed. Tanen’s only course is a desperate hunt for justice, but his solo mission is cut short when he’s mortally wounded. Rescued by a sweet, innocent woman, he can’t deny the passion that burns between them. Now he must choose between his duty and honor or his desire for the precious, but forbidden, human female.

Broken promises and ruined love hardened Sheri’s heart. When she finds an injured and extraordinarily sexy man on her property, she’s pulled into a world she never imagined. As she nurses him back to health and they bond over their love of books, she’s torn between the lessons she learned from her rough past and the need to seek solace in Tanen’s arms, but she must learn to trust him, and herself, in order to survive.

Movement caught her attention. A dark form slumped against the far wall.

She inhaled and took a step back.

The man groaned louder.

“Who are you? What are you doing in my shed?”

The only sound, his labored breaths and her own heartbeat.

She emboldened her tone with as much confidence as she could. “You’re trespassing. I’m calling the police.”

“No…don’t.” His words were short, strained, yet the tenor of his voice weaseled its way into the deepest recesses of her soul, calling to her. The sensation warmed her insides. She held her breath.

He moaned again. His dark form moved.

Her medical training kicked in and she had the urge to rush to his side, help him, but she remained wary. “Are you injured? Should I call an ambulance?”

“Is it dark outside?” His strained voice carried across the small space.

A strange desire to hear him speak again washed over her. She fisted her hand. “What difference does it make if it’s dark outside? If you’re injured, you need help.”

“Please, tell me…is it,” a quick intake of breath, “…dark yet?”

The cultured way he spoke made her still. His accent was one she’d never heard. Sweat broke out on the back of her neck, dampening her collar. He seemed in pain, but she wasn’t sure. Her curiosity warred with her fear, and she wavered between barricading herself in her house with Coop and rushing to aid him. Instead, she remained fixed in place.

“It’s dusk.” She choked the words out, her throat tightening from her confusion.

He leaned his head against the wall. She couldn’t see his features, but from his outline, she could tell he was a large man. “Don’t…fear me. I’ll leave…soon…dark.” His words washed over her again, stroking her insides.

With a quick move, he stood. A stifled groan eased from his lips, and he rested his shoulder against the wall.

She took a step back. It took all of her inner strength not to run.

Coop growled.

Something wet dripped onto the wooden floor, the rhythmic splashes an eerie omen.

“Craya.” He tipped over, his body sliding down the wall until he landed on the floor.

“Stay, Coop.” Without a second thought, she raced to his side.

This close, the dim light was enough to see his features. Rough stubble on his chiseled jaw accentuated his luscious lips and broad nose, but what caught her attention was the intensity in his eyes. His gaze swept across her features, reading her, assessing her…devouring her. Warmth spread through her and she had the sudden urge to curl up to him, find out if his lips were as delectable as they appeared. Her cheeks heated, and she shook her head to clear her thoughts.

She peered at his clothing. Blood stained his jacket, or what was left of it. Tattered and torn, the ragged material clung from his wide shoulders. His narrow hips led to muscular legs. He wore an odd pair of trousers that looked hand-made.

With a quick tilt of his head, he glanced at her. “Don’t…touch me.”

Her training kicked in and she brought out her mother nurse side. “You’re injured and need help. I’m a nurse. Let me assess you.”

His gaze narrowed, the intensity in his eyes focusing on her.

Her heart skipped a beat, but not from fear.

He tried to stand again, but failed and gripped his chest with his free hand. “I have to…leave.”

“The only way you’re going anywhere is in an ambulance. Let me get my phone.” She turned to go, needing to get help on the way as soon as possible.

He gripped her arm, stopping her flight.

Heat and something more, something sensual and powerful flowed between them.

“No!” The word was a low command.

Despite she knew nothing about this man her body responded to his order, her nipples peaking beneath her shirt. Her mind raced. Why did she react to him this way?

She glanced from his face to his hand and back again. He released her, and fell forward, his palm slapping against the wooden floor. “I’m s…sorry. No infirmary.”

Infirmary? That’s an odd word. She blinked. “You need medical attention. A hospital is where you belong—”

She stilled. Blood drained from her face. What if he’s a criminal?

Coop rubbed against her leg. His chest rumbled.

The man’s nostrils flared, and his intense gaze locked onto hers. “Don’t fear. I’m not a danger to you.”

She took a step back, toward the exit. “Are you running from the law?”

A deprecating chuckle eased from his throat then was cut short. As he inhaled, his lungs wheezed. “Not in the way you think.”

“But you are running.”

“I…I need to go.” He rose once again, but couldn’t maintain his balance.

She caught him before he fell. Even with her big bone structure, his weight was almost more than she could bear. “You’re not going anywhere in this condition. You’re coming inside with me, so I can take a look at you. Then, we’ll talk about an ambulance. Okay?”

His nod was all the confirmation she needed.

Untouchable Lover (Warriors of Lemuria Book One) 
by Rosalie Redd
January 2, 2016
Genre: Paranormal romance
ISBN: 9781944419004
Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 86,000
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons
Forbidden love. Untouchable…

King Noeh wants to live his single life, fight his enemy, and honor his goddess by winning the war over Earth’s most precious resource—water. Bonding to a female shifter is not part of the plan, not until his goddess insists he take a queen by the next full moon or lose his crown. When he rescues a beautiful female from the enemy’s grasp, a forbidden attraction blooms, and he must decide between his kingdom and his heart.

Melissa hunts for a new place she can call home, one far away from her controlling master who vowed to make her his concubine. Captured by the enemy and tortured to near death, she’s rescued by a brooding, handsome king. When her master shows up at the king’s underground Keep, the tension escalates. She struggles to keep the honorable king at arm’s length, but she can’t ignore the compelling desire he ignites in her soul. 

Unforgettable Lover (Warriors of Lemuria Novella) 
by Rosalie Redd
March 2016
Genre: Paranormal romance
ISBN: 9781944419028
Number of pages: 155
Word Count: 33k
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons
The Betram ritual, when the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, is a sexual rite—and a requirement—for all unbonded Stiyaha of age. The irresistible urge to mate drives their inner beasts. Some succumb and transform, while others hide behind masks. None can escape the compelling need.

For Leonna, Betram offers one night of freedom from a destiny she doesn’t want. Eager to participate, she’s drawn to a formidable male whose tenderness burrows into her soul. Despite discovering she’s below his status, she is caught up in their passionate frenzy, and loses her heart to a male she can never have.

Though reluctant, as an unbonded male, Prince Nicholai must participate in the Betram ritual. Because he fears harming anyone he gets close to, he dons his mask and vows to stay in human form. What he doesn’t expect is the intensity of his hunger for a certain honeyed female hidden behind a disguise. As much as he longs to forget her, he can’t, for she’s unforgettable.
Untamable Lover (Warriors of Lemuria Book 2) 
by Rosalie Redd 
May 2016
Genre: Paranormal romance 
ISBN: 9781944419066 
Number of pages: 320 
Word Count: 73k 
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons 
Submit…or lose him forever. 

As alpha of the feline shifters, Demir will do whatever is necessary to protect his kind. When his independent and headstrong second in command takes on a dangerous solo mission for revenge, he goes to her aid. As they battle the enemy, not only must he must fight his internal demons, but also his desire to claim her as his mate. 

Battle-hardened Aramie leads a band of female warriors to search for the sacred blue sunstone. The unthinkable happens and she spirals into a frenzied need for vengeance to avenge her loved one’s death. She hunts for the killer while Demir’s life is on the line, and she must decide—submit to him as his mate, or lose him forever. 

About the Author:
After finishing a rewarding career in finance and accounting, it was time for Rosalie Redd to put away the spreadsheets and take out the word processor. The award-winning author pens paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy romance in her office cave located in Oregon, where rain is just another excuse to keep writing.

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