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Dee S Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book Your Desire.

The Director and the Artist in Your Desire by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Your Desire

A mysterious shop appears in town for one reason: to bring the spice of passion and the thrill of love to one special person. Magic is in more than the item purchased—it’s in the heart of the buyer, often hidden, usually surprising. And after enchantment takes hold? The store fades from sight and memory, only to reappear somewhere else. Maybe in your town…

The Artist and the Director

Derica Meadows, the conservative Director of Accounting at a large San Francisco firm, sees the most beautiful dress imaginable in a shop window. So different from her usual genderless pant suits, she’s swept into acquiring the gown for a formal business affair the next night. But a funny thing happens on the way to her party, in the form of a compelling man and a photo shoot. Suddenly, the normally logical Derica finds herself swimming in a sea of sexual freedom she’d never before considered. The hunk of a artist can satisfy her fantasies, but what will happen to her climb up the corporate ladder in the process? And to her heart?

Awards Night

Allison Hayes has always tried to be all things to all people. Need anything done? Call Allison. It seems no one considers that Allison might have needs, too. When she goes home one night to find a man injured in her pasture, she resigns herself to helping out yet again. However, it isn’t long before she finds the roles reversed, as the mysterious man fulfills her deepest desires. By morning, Allison knows that in being the Good Samaritan this time, she’s gotten more than she gave. The question is, was it passion for one night or for a lifetime of love?

Know the Heroine from The Director and the Artist in Your Desire

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Derica works hard and when she has free time she uses it to unwind from her stressful job. If she’s bored, she’ll draw a hot bath, add some good bath scent and relax—maybe with a book and glass of wine.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

She watches her figure stringently, so if she’s able to impulse eat, it would eb with fast food. A burger or chili dog.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She’s very professional, and even in business affairs, she’s aware that her shape draws the attention of many of the men she works with. She has a wide selection of black pant suits that she accessorizes with beautiful scarves. She wears very conservative but feminine blouses under the jackets. One she meets Kailen, her life (and her wardrobe) is turned upside down. When he chooses her clothing, it’s anything but professional or black.

Does she know how to fix things?

She’s a modern woman who lies alone, so she’s gained quite a few skills around the house.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

There isn’t much that Derica does badly. She’s a woman who is about to be named partner in her firm, and she’s young, so if she did things badly she wouldn’t have the position she does. But she did try to set up her roommate in college once. Her friend and blind date hated the sight of each other, making her promise never to try to matchmake again.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She doesn’t dislike children, but she’s not drawn to them. Basically, she tries to avoid them, although she can interact with them if she has to.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Ready to go. Up with the alarm first goes off and goes from 0 to 60 in a few seconds.

Can she use chopsticks?

Of course. She interacts with international clients and tries to respect their cultures.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Coffee, black, please. If you need caffeine ,no need to dilute it.

What apps would she have on her phone?

The stock exchanges, business magazines, the WSJ online.

Android or iPhone?


Earrings or unpierced ears?

She has pierced ears and wears studs, nothing dangly.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Strictly unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She has a car but in San Francisco it’s more a hindrance than a joy, so she mostly uses public transit.

Recycle or toss?


Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Your Desire

Publisher Nomad Authors Publishing
Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.


Meet Karen Cino @karencino Author of Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series #RLFblog #Cozy Mystery RomanceKaren Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series.

Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades before. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

That’s a tough question to answer. I’d say my personality and my ability to help people without looking for anything in return.

What is your personality type?

I’m outgoing. I love making people laugh. A typical Aries. But I do like my privacy. When I’m writing I tend to stay to myself.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I grew up in an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York. Everyday we would go into the courtyard with our chalk and play hopscotch. I also loved playing stoop ball.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I love talking about decorating and baking cookies and cakes, sharing my recipes. I also love about books and my favorite authors.

What is your favorite book?

Lovers and Gamblers by Jackie Collins

What is your favorite meal?

Anything made with eggplant.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I always loved telling stories. I wanted to be a sports writer. But at the time, it was a hard field for women to break into. But I always wrote poems, short stories and novels. I can’t remember a time when writing stories wasn’t a part of my life.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

Save the Cat! But I find that talking to other published writers helped me the most. They are able to answer the questions honestly without all the fluff.

What are your favorite reference books?

Dictionary and Thesaurus. You can even get them online. My novels take place in settings that I’m familiar with. But for someone writing historical romances, it is important to do your research.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

I always have business cards and swag. Of course in my tote I always carry a notebook and multiple pens.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Don’t give up. Keep writing everyday. Set a goal. My goal is 1000 words a day. Somedays I don’t get there, but somedays I write over 2000 words. Keep writing and mostly importantly, edit, edit and edit.

What are your writing goals for this year?

My goal is to release three books in the Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series, one Women’s Fiction and one Women’s Fiction Romance Mystery.

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Where to buy Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series

Publisher Mandolay Press

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various places locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime.
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A Cowboy's Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer @yourtwitter #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomanceLorelei Confer, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot.

A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer

Genre modern western romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on a whole new meaning.

Carter excels at horse breeding but has a dark past that haunts him. When he meets Janelle, a woman he’s comfortable with, sparks fly. But his past thwarts their future together and after a heated debate, Janelle leaves without a word taking his heart with her.

When she calls him out of the blue, he rushes to meet her. But will she accept him with his past? Or will they both have to sacrifice a loveless future?

Why did you write this book?

I love cowboys, the west and all that comes with it-a spin-off of my Saddle Creek series

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic suspense/romance

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

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on Moonlight Kisses and MugShots, the 4th book in the Saddle Creek series and then I’m also working on a second Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots, A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2, and Deadly Intuition.

A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot/Romances on the Range Anthology

Rough, rugged, and ready to ride.
There’s no denying it. Cowboys have a certain swagger about them. The way they move. Their walk. Their tough as nails way of life.
No matter how you like your cowboys, one thing’s for certain. They can sweep you off your feet and steal your heart quicker than you can say, “Yee-Haw”.
If you love the charming cowboys of Diana Palmer’s stories and can’t get enough of men on the range, then this collection is exactly what you need in your library.
One-click for your copy today!
Including stories from:
Desiree Holt
Nicole Morgan
Lorelei Confer
Milan Watson
Dawn Luedecke
RaeAnne Hadley
Taylor Porter
K.L. Humphreys
Krista Ames
Abby Gordon
Ava Bari
Breanna Hayse

Exclusive to KU – Amazon on preorder for 4.99; releases April 14th


Lorelei Confer Social Media

Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.
In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
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Fated Desires by Becky Flade @BeckyFlade #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseBecky Flade, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Fated Desires by Becky Flade

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, isn’t looking for anything but a casual, friendly fling. Prickly divorcee Jenna Gavin isn’t even looking for that. But the more she tries to keep Gabe at arm’s length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. When friendship grows complicated and mutual desire just isn’t enough, will love be worth the risk?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Broiled salmon, loaded baked potato, spinach and cold Granny Smith apple slices.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

The vampire Cian from Nora Roberts “Circle Trilogy”

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is at the beach. I’d love to rent a small house with a porch that looks out on the ocean, where I can sit in the morning with my coffee and the salt air.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was a Miss Piggy hand puppet in her purple dress with silver gloves.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

John Fogerty’s “Centerfield”

Where to buy Fated Desires

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing
Barnes and Noble

Becky Flade Social Media

When I was little, I thought everyone had stories in their head. I didn’t find out that wasn’t the case until kindergarten. I remember thinking that was sad; and that I should share the ones I had. I asked my teacher for help. I had her cut, fold and staple the paper into a suspiciously book-like shape. Then I drew the cover art and illustrated the interior pages. Finally, and most importantly, I dictated the text. And violà … a writer was born.
It took thirty years for me to get from that first attempt to published author. I think the road thus far has added some depth and experience to my writing. At the very least I learned I shouldn’t ever do my own illustrations.
A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my two beautiful daughters and my two grandsons who make every day a blessing.
Making my own dreams come true, one happily ever after at a time.
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Read Gage in the Nevada Cowboys series by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #NewRelease #contemporaryromanceKristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Gage.

Gage by Kristina Knight

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hot Las Vegas nights get even steamier for these three powerful, wealthy businessmen with cowboy roots and the strong, independent women who fall for them. What happens in Vegas certainly won’t stay there as these successful tycoons win at love.

Hot shot property developer Gage Reeves is taking Vegas by storm – that is, until his brother makes him the face of desperate bachelors everywhere. Enter Callie Holliday, who is trying to get a new, upscale spa off the ground. Callie’s connections in Vegas run just as deep as Gage’s, but unlike Gage’s family past Callie’s is pristine. They make a deal: her business venture, his building but what starts off strictly professional turned decidedly personal. Will Gage and Callie risk their professional success for a shot at love?

It’s risky business gambling on love…

Why did you write this book?

I had been wanting to write a series of brothers for a while, and after a trip to Las Vegas with RadioMan, I realized where I wanted to write them. I wanted them to be powerful, but real. Smart and sexy. Independent and yet committed to their family. Gage, Connor and Jase were born out of that trip and Gage was really bugging me to write his story first (what can I say? he’s the baby of the family!) and here we are!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I adore contemporary romance, but I read all across the genre. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of feel-good romance – rom-com and the like. I think we could all use an escape from the pandemic!

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

Oh, gosh, there are so many! I adore Nora Roberts’ Ford from Tribute and the March sisters (all of them, but Jo, especially), Suzanne Enoch’s Sam from her Billionaire series (who doesn’t love a smart alecky cat burglar?!?). Liz Flaherty writes characters I want to meet in every book and Nicole Flockton’s Gage (from the Sweet Texas series) is another favorite!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a couple of new things – a contemporary romance set on a Caribbean island and a women’s fiction set on a fictional island in the Mediterranean…I’m into islands lately!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

My next release is Jase, which wraps up the Nevada Cowboys series. And then I have a couple of books coming out in the fall, but I don’t have firm release dates on those yet – stay tuned!

Where to buy Gage

Publisher Kristina Knight
Barnes and Noble


Kristina Knight Social Media

Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
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Read the romantic Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #Romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

I’m Indian and my favourite family meal and comfort food is homemade chicken biryani.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I enjoy continental food and my go-to meal when I dine out is a chicken steak with mashed potatoes.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

Kaleb Krychek from Heart of Obsidian.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Lazing by the pool with a good book in any hotel anywhere in the world.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Romance. Always romance. I enjoy lighter reads like chicklits and humour but romance is always my first choice.

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters


Shilpa Suraj Social Media

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
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