Forever and Ever, Amen, with Liv Rancourt and C*ntest

Today, I am excited to welcome author Liv Rancourt to Preternatura.  Liv is here to talk about her latest release, Forever and Ever, Amen, which was published in January by Crimson Romance. And she’s going to talk about one of my favorite things, which is MUSIC. In fact, the title of the book is a big favorite of mine when I’m in country-music mood, and she has a great playlist with stories behind it (and you can listen to the playlist!). Read on, and you can also win a copy of Forever and Ever, Amen.

Liv writes paranormal and romance, often at the same time. She lives with her husband, two teenagers, two cats and one wayward puppy, and likes to create stories that have happy endings–a good way to balance her other job in the neonatal intensive care unit.  You can learn more about Liv by visiting her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter. 

ABOUT FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN:  Molly, a forty-something single mom, tangles with the wrong guy and gets a hell of a hickey. That blotch is really a demon’s mark, and she’ll have to face the three things that scare her most to get rid of it. First, Molly loses her job and then she has a near-sex experience with her philandering, not-quite-ex-husband. Worst of all, she has to sit by a hospital bed, wondering if her son is ever going to wake up. The Powers That Be assign Cass to help her. He’s an angel who’s trying to earn a seat in the celestial choir by helping out a human in need. Vanquishing the demon would be his ticket up, but only if he plays by the rules. He’ll never earn his wings if he loses his heart to the lovely Molly. But she has even bigger things to worry about. She stands to lose her soul.

And now, let’s hear from Liv…

Thank you so much, Suzanne, for having me as a guest on your blog. It’s one of my very favorites to visit, and I’m just thrilled to be here. And, um, if your buddy Jean Lafitte is in the neighborhood, send my regards, okay?

[Suz: I’ll ring him up, because much to DJ’s horror, he’s learned to use a telephone very well!]
I’m here today to talk about my newest release, Forever And Ever, Amen. It’s the story of Molly, a forty-something single Mom who goes out for Happy Hour and ends up with a helluva hickey. Turns out, it’s a demon’s mark, and she’ll have to face the three things that scare her most or risk losing her soul. An earthbound angel named Cass is assigned to help her, but he’ll never earn his wings if he loses his heart to the lovely Molly.
It’s a story with humor and heart and, well, music. I’m approximately Molly’s age, so the soundtrack for the story comes from our high school years. Or maybe our college years. I can’t exactly remember.  It was a long time ago. 
Anywhoodle, I chose every song for a reason…

I chose Only The Lonely because it was the working title of the book. Its mood captures where both Molly and Cass start out, though definitely not where they end up.

Love My Way because Molly’s son Jamie loves the Psychedelic Furs.
Mental Hopscotch because Vincent the Vampire is a Missing Persons fan.
The Deadbeat Club because the bartenders at Coopers always play The B52s for Molly and Sam. 
Love Is A Battlefield because that’s how Molly’s ex-husband Ford treats it.
We Got The Beat because Molly’s daughter Flora often uses The Go-Go’s as a source of fashion inspiration.
You Really Got Me because how can you make a set of ‘80s music and NOT have a Van Halen tune?
And finally, When I Fall In Love by Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. It isn’t an ‘80s tune, but then Cass IS an angel, so his memory goes further back than most, and he dreams of dancing with Molly to the music of a big band. Oh, and it’s absolutely the most romantic song I know.

I hope you enjoy the set! Leave me a comment with your favorite ‘80s tune, because I’ll be giving away an e-copy of Forever and Ever, Amen to one commenter.

Forever And Ever Amen Playlist by Amy Caldwell on Grooveshark

Thank you, Liv, for dropping by! Ooh, ’80s music…That one is hard, since it’s one of my favorite musical periods. I’m thinking the Clash (London Calling), or Dexy’s Midnight Runners (Come On, Eileen), or The Jam (The Bitterest Pill), or The Pogues (Bottle of Smoke)….oh, so many!

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And now, as Liv said, today is your lucky day to win a copy of a great book rather than something from my TBR stack.  You can’t win unless you comment.  Also enter the Rafflecopter contest above for one of Liv’s tour-wide prizes.

23 thoughts on “Forever and Ever, Amen, with Liv Rancourt and C*ntest

  1. I hadn’t heard of this book before today. That’s one of the reasons I follow this blog. I find new authors to read.

  2. Thanks for checking out the post, Sandy! And thank you, Suzanne, for being such a lovely hostess. The thought of Jean with a cell phone sorta makes me tingle…

  3. I like that this book has an older heroine (someone NOT in her 20s)! I’ll have to check it out.

  4. Thanks Rebe, Elley & Irene! I’m a pretty big Madonna fan too, Elley. Don’t know how I missed her for the soundtrack. And I deliberately chose Deadbeat Club for my B52s songs, so as not to plant any Rock Lobster brain worms!!

  5. i love music for the ’80 a lot more than the actual one ^^
    for example “africa” by rose laurens, Born to be alive by patrick hernandes and of course jj goldman and daniel balavoine

  6. Congrats to Liv on the new release! I’m more of an early ’90’s girl but some of the classic 80’s are still awesome 🙂

  7. Thanks for checking out my post, Miki & Erin! I love Born To Be Alive, Miki, and Erin, it always amazes me how much ’80s and early ’90s music still gets played on the radio. My fifteen year old listened to the song list I made and added a couple of them to her Spotify account. Good stuff!

  8. I love a story featuring an “older” heroine given that my 20’s are further behind me than I like. Your premise looks intriguing. I’ll have to add it to my TBR pile. And since you listed the B52s all I think of is Love Shack!

  9. Tin roof!
    Thanks Liz. I hope you like my story.
    (as well as my favorite line from Love Shack)

  10. Sounds like a great book! I don’t know that I have a favorite song of the 80’s but I remember playing Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon and the whole album repeatedly during that time.

  11. Both Cyndi Lauper and REO Speedwagon bring back fun memories! Thanks for commenting, bn100 & Bonnie.

  12. Beth…I think I might have danced to Cocteau Twins music a time or two 😉
    Yes, Anonymous, the winner gets an ebook, so as long as there’s a format that’ll work for you, we’re good.
    And yes, Joe, the winner will be drawn at random. Thank you all for commenting!

  13. Well thank you, Jolene! And Llehn, I’m now going to have REO Speedwagon in my head for the rest of the evening 😉 Nice!

  14. I see that I am one of the winners. Can you email me the voucher code, please?