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Would you break the law to protect the woman you love from a killer? Is the Question Faye Hall asks in Carnal Transgression

Let’s meet Seamus Tynedale from Carnal Transgression, a Historical Romance, by Faye Hall. 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 latest book.

Carnal Transgression by Faye Hall

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Would you break the law to protect the woman you love from a killer?

Constance Dunbar is desperate to discover who killed her sister. Her plea for help is ignored by the local police, so she advertises for a private investigator. Seamus Tynedale answers the ad, and she immediately recognizes him as the friendly stranger whose arms held her so tenderly as she wept after her sister’s death.

Seamus longed to be reunited with the dark-haired beauty who’d kissed him in the churchyard. When he ends up working for her as a private investigator, he knows that his position as a police constable needs to remain a secret due to her mistrust of the department.

As Seamus hunts for the murderer, he finds himself lured into a den of secrets and lies tracing back eighteen years to Ireland, and it all seems to be connected to Constance. Seamus delves into Constance’s past, hoping to understand the secrets she’s so intent on keeping hidden. What he finds is a passion that ignites his heart and captivates his senses.

When Constance’s life comes under threat, Seamus has to choose between following the law and protecting the woman he loves from a killer. Will he be able to safeguard Constance, or will he lose her to the evil that seems to have followed her to Australia?

Stressing Seamus Tynedale

Stressing Seamus Tynedale from Carnal Transgression @FayeHall79 #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceEvery hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 38

Gender: Nale

Birthplace: Ireland

Profession: Policeman

Ethnicity: Irish

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

What does your hero look like?

Red Hair, Green eyes, Slender build and Average height.

Who is the significant other in his life?

A dark haired beauty with an hourglass figure named Constance.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

It would be very quiet and traditional. Perhaps just a few friends sharing some Irish whiskey whilst reminiscing about their hometown and the friends they’d lost.

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

Seamus would be very uncomfortable as he’s distanced himself from people for so long.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

Very aloof.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

Irish whiskey

How much drink is his usual?

Only a small glass or two. Not a heavy drinker at all.

The hero 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?

Probably to hide, but if Constance has also left the party then he’d follow her just to sneak some time alone.

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

He’d stay by Constance’s side.

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

He would try to break it up, but would only throw punches if Constance was in danger.

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

Despite his small stature, he can handle himself quite well so he’d be doing the tossing in an attempt to keep the peace.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

He’d be one of the first to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

He is a police officer so provided it’s not his senior Constable pulling him aside, he would be fine.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

It would trigger his protective instinct and he’d run to see if he could help.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

To risk life and limb to save them.

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

He’s not much of a fighter, but he’d swing enough punches until the aggressor was distracted.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

He fights until the victim has found there way to safety no matter the cost.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

He’s very aloof and short in his respnses and leaves as soon as he’s able.

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

Seamus would try to give advice and steer them in the right direction.

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

He’d remind himself of his duty and the price so many of his kinsmen had paid for his freedom.

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

He’s quoted in the book as telling one character to “remember the brave man you once were.”

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

Seamus has lost his family and he is constantly reminded of the sacrifice they made so he could start a new life in Australia.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

Seamus is loosely based on my Great Grandfather who was a policeman both in Ireland and when he migrated to Australia during the same time Carnal Transgression is set.

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Faye Hall spent her early years listening to stories about the families – including her own – who settled townships in and around her hometown in North Queensland, Australia. The local townspeople, including her own parents, told her stories of corruption and slavery, along with family secrets and forbidden love.
Desperate to remember what she’d been told, along with her already growing love of writing, Faye began to write about the history of her local area. Never could she have imagined the history of her small home town in Australia would become a growing list of published books.
Faye’s passionate stories combine controversial subjects and provocative encounters as her characters struggle to survive the lifestyle in early rural townships throughout Australia. She explores slavery and abortion, drug addiction and murder, as well as forbidden love and passionate affairs of the heart.
When she’d not writing, Faye enjoys sharing a bottle of wine with her husband in their ever-growing garden, and encouraging the varied interests of their combined family of nine children.
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The Lock-Keeper's Heart by Neil S Plakcy @NeilPlakcy #RLFblog #NewRelease #MMHistoricalRomance #MMCan two broken men heal each other? In Neil Plakcy’s newest historical romance, The Lock-Keeper’s Heart, journey back in time to 1872, to a rural lock along the Delaware Canal, where a young lock-keeper with a broken heart must help a bargeman with a broken leg.

Neil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Lock-Keeper’s Heart.

The Lock-Keeper’s Heart by Neil S Plakcy

Genre MM historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fans of MM historical romance will appreciate a fascinating time period, filled with unique details and a vibrant location, and a focus on the lives of working-class men in the 19th century who dare to love other men. This historical MM romance set in a small town in rural Pennsylvania in 1872 has a hurt/comfort theme.

Why did you write this book?

I grew up in the area where this book is set, walking along the long-dormant canal and hearing in my mind the calls of the bargemen and the clip-clop of the mules’ hooves as they dragged coal-laden barges upstream. I wanted to spend time in that world, and I thought it was a fresh time and place for an MM historical romance.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Right now I have a passion for this kind of book, which is why I wanted to write my own. I love MM romance, but I’m too old (LOL) for the stories of contemporary young men to resonate with me. I also read a lot of small-town cozy mysteries and thought I could combine the two genres.

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

Though it’s a cliché, I’d have to say Sal Paradise from Kerouac’s On the Road. I wish I’d had that kind of adventurous spirit as a young man.

What are you working on at the moment?

I had a sabbatical from my college teaching job last fall, so I wrote a lot of first drafts during the quarantine of 2020. Now I’m deep in editorial revisions for several books, but daydreaming about a follow up to The Gentleman and the Spy, my most recent MM historical romance. I think that will take place in Tangier in 1873 and I can’t wait to get there.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I’m looking forward to The Graveyard of God’s Name, the next in my Have Body, Will Guard series, which takes place on the resort island of Djerba, off the Tunisian coast. Dog’s Waiting Room is #13 in my golden retriever mystery series, set in the contemporary version of the small town in The Lock-Keeper’s Heart. Finally, Unruly Son is #12 in my Honolulu-based Mahu Investigations.

Where to buy The Lock-Keeper’s Heart

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Author of over fifty cozy mystery, gay mystery, and MM romance novels, Neil S Plakcy lives in south Florida with his husband and two rambunctious golden retrievers. During the great lockdown of 2020 he honed his skills as his own barista.
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Read the #Duke of Honor by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #RegencyRomance

Will Hadley be able to tear down the walls surrounding Sebastian’s heart and help the Duke of Honor finally heal? Try Alexa Aston’s newest Regency romance, Duke of Honor, from the Dukes of Distinction series.

Alexa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Duke of Arrogance.

Duke of Honor by Alexa Aston

A duke harboring a secret he can never reveal...

Sebastian Cooper, Marquess of Marbury, chooses to leave England and fight in the Napoleonic Wars for a decade. He comes home to find his father has died and assumes his role as the new Duke of Hardwick.

When Lady Hadley Hampton’s parents die, she is made a ward to the Duke of Hardwick, a man estranged from his only son. She reads Sebastian’s letters aloud to her guardian and over the years falls in love with the dashing war hero.

When Sebastian arrives home, he is astounded that Hadley has been managing his father’s affairs and is angry this beautiful stranger knows so much about him when he didn’t even know she existed. Sebastian fights his growing attraction to Hadley, believing she deserves much more than the broken, scarred man he has become.

Will Hadley be able to tear down the walls surrounding Sebastian’s heart and help the Duke of Honor finally heal?

Find the answer in The Duke of Honor, Book 5 in the Dukes of Distinction.

*Each book in Dukes of Distinction is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

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Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She's a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
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Read the #RomanticSuspense #DarkEnergy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #NewAdultThe more powerful your enemies, the more friends you need. Will Gillian sacrifice her life to keep a promise? Dark Energy, a thrilling romantic suspense story of love and surviving evil by Addison Brae, is dedicated to anyone whose livelihood depends on the bar, service industry, or music scenes.

Addison, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Dark Energy.

Dark Energy by Addison Brae

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend…until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

What’s in your character’s pockets, backpack, or purse?

Does your character carry money and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Gillian was a new college grad in a new city, so money was tight. She lived paycheck to paycheck until she picked up a part time bartending job. She stashed tips in a box in her closet as her emergency fund. Then she started carrying cryptocurrency because, as an accountant, she learned it was safer than the cash she earned from tips or credit cards. As those who have read Dark Energy know, she found out digital money is almost as easy to steal, and criminals can steal more at a time. And those thieves are completely anonymous.

Is there an item your character carries for good luck and if so, what is it?

Gillian always carries her Harvard bottle opener. She’s carried the brushed chrome bar key with the crimson Harvard shield since the day she received it from her best college friend after she got the job as a part-time job as a bartender. It makes her think of Lauren and the incredible times they had during three-and-a-half college years together With the opener, Lauren is with her all those late nights at work. The opener is still in her back pocket or in the pen holder on her desk even though she manages the bar now. It helps her slip right back into bartender mode when needed.

What does your character dislike carrying but has to?

Gillian started carrying a Kel-Tec P-11 subcompact 9mm pistol in her purse soon after her fresh start. She doesn’t like to, but she does out of necessity; so she’s prepared. She’s licensed to carry and trained well to use it.

What else besides pockets does the character use to carry things?

Gillian’s favorite purse is the one her mother gave her for her eleventh birthday, the last birthday before her mother lost her cancer battle. She carried it, with the cash she had to live on until she got paid, her ID and credit card, and proof she took her CPA exam inside, when she finally was brave enough to walk to the neighborhood pub alone. A guy who looked barely old enough to drive yanked it off her shoulder.  She chased the kid until a well-dressed man jumped out of a shiny SUV and shoved the thief into the shrubs. The kid bolted. The man handed Gillian her purse, bowed like a nineteenth century prince, and stepped back into his truck. This was the first encounter of a unique relationship that lasted longer than the man’s life.

Has anything in your character’s pockets ever saved the day?

Indeed. Gillian walked into the middle of a Russian mobster ambushing Pinkie, her boss and mentor, in the bar’s kitchen. One of the mobster’s guys shot their security guard and knocked out Pinkie. Gillian was out front so they didn’t know she was there. Gillian showed her badassery to save them. You would definitely want her walking in that dark alley with you.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author dislike carrying but has to?

These days, it’s her bag-o-masks. I hope she can stop carrying those soon. No masks would mean restaurants and bars will stay open so we can make a living again, and employees and patrons will be safe!

What does your author carry for luck?

Addison carries her car and house keys on a silver metal open heart-shaped keychain that she’s had since she started driving in high school. It’s bent a little, but aren’t we all?

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks / purses?

A messenger-style bag is best. The smaller the better, although she says a wallet is a little too small to carry her favorite lip stain, keys, phone, grocery list, and credit cards.

If your author could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

She likes any unique and cute purse but doesn’t see the value in spending zillions on them because she doesn’t change out her purses very often. She’d rather spend that money on shoes.

Read the #RomanticSuspense #DarkEnergy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #NewAdult

Where to buy Dark Energy

Amazon (99c through December 16)
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Author proceeds go to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center to help fight domestic abuse.

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Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.
Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
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Find out what Calla from Calla's Summer Fantasy wears to bed. Amber Daulton "bares" all @AmberDaulton1 #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceTwo men. One date. What’s a girl to do? Calla’s Summer Fantasy is about to come true. A contemporary romance by Amber Daulton.

Amber, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Calla’s Summer Fantasy.

Calla’s Summer Fantasy by Amber Daulton

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NC-17

Calla Lansky needs help at playing the field.

She scheduled two dates for the same night at her favorite seafood restaurant, and she owes her shocked boyfriends an explanation. To her surprise, Nathan Risley and Sam Tomlin handle the awkward situation like pros and happily agree to her ultimate fantasy: a ménage à trois.

After the hottest night of her life, Calla faces the ultimate decision.

Should she commit to the one man who secretly loved her all along, or keep her options open and indulge in her summer fantasy again and again?

Let’s bare it all and chat about what to wear

First, what is your name and how old are you?

Call me Calla, and I’m twenty-eight years old.

What is the time period in which you live?

It’s modern day. I live in Wilmington, North Carolina, and my apartment is way too far from the beach for my liking. God, I hate battling traffic just to splash in the water and roll around in the sand, but hey, a girl’s gotta sunbathe.

Considering the role you play in society, what is expected for you to wear?

I’m a bookkeeper at a law office, so I have more plaid and pencil skirts than I care to admit. And all the mauve and beige high-neck blouses—yuck. I mean, I know I have to look the part and dress professionally, but I would love to wear bright, flashy red to work just once—just once, mind you—but then I’d get chewed out by my boss, so nope. Not gonna happen. I’ve worked too hard to throw it away on some workplace fashion faux pas.

Ever required to wear something you don’t like? Tell us about it.

Well, it’s not like I don’t think some of my work clothes are pretty, but I’m so tired of them. On the weekends, though, is when I can finally cut loose and dress in wild colors and low necklines.

Do you make your own clothing?

Oh, I wish. My cousin, Melba, is the seamstress in the family.

When you wear something different, who’s the first person who notices?

Nathan. He’s always so attentive and respectful, unless we’re behind closed doors and he’s pulling my hair, but I digress.

Tell us your favorite thing to wear.

Colorful, flirty summer dresses. I love how the skirts sway and swish as I walk. I feel so feminine.

What kind of shoes or boots do you wear?

Sandals with rhinestone studs are to my go-to footwear for casual outings, but I love high heels and cute little suede boot-boots.

What do you wear to sleep?

If I’m sleeping alone, I’ll wear a T-shirt and be comfortable. If I’m with Nathan or Sam, it’s a toss-up. I’m either in my birthday suit or some flimsy scrap of lace or silk that might be ripped by morning. I never know with my guys.

Where to buy Calla’s Summer Fantasy

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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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Know the Heroine from The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #Romance #FairyTale #Contemporary

An erotic version of Cinderella, with a special Dee S Knight twist! A worldly Prince, a naïve Cindy, and an unassuming fairy godfather come together in a magical HEA ending.

Dee, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Thanks for sharing two tips with us today, but first, please tell us about The Cinderella Curse.

The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight

Genre Contemporary erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

One evening, in a land far away, a wife spins a story for the amusement of her husband. Like the original tale, this contemporary Cinderella is definitely for those who love romance and a HEA. However, she adds a few touches of the erotic. For her husband, you understand.

In this tale, Charlotte dreams of her prince, James, but learns about beauty and love from her fairy godfather, Cooper. She might not lose a glass slipper, but her heart is in danger of being left behind. One thing for sure, by the time our Charlotte arrives at the ball, she’d sure like to know which man is her real Prince Charming.

Know the Hero from The Cinderella Curse

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

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

Cooper is a photographer and therefore he’s never bored. His mind is always looking at the world through a new lense and thus a new perspective. If he’s not taking photos, he’s examining and evaluating them, either for work or pleasure.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has the joy of high metabolism and preferring almost any kind of food. He might pick up a candy bar for a burst of energy but he’s more likely to look for a protein bar or trail mix.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Definitely comfortable because he’s often clambering over rocks or even up trees to get the best shot. Cargo pants work since they have lots of pockets. For dressy he rarely goes beyond khakis and a sports jacket over solid-colored tee.

Does he know how to fix things?

Oh yes. He has to be able to tweak cameras since he’s not always near a camera shop. He can fix simple things on a car and in the house, but he doesn’t do much beyond handyman-type items.

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

Cooper is really more a beta hero than an alpha. He was engaged once upon a time. She left him for another man and he make quite the effort to act like he got past the hurt. He pretended to be friends with her, though she’d broken his heart. In the end, he might have made the girl feel better but he never ranted and raved so it delayed the healing. (He’s such a nice guy—I think a favorite hero of mine.)

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

He’s great with kids and they inevitably like him. Some day he’ll make a wonderful father.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He’s even-keeled in the morning—as he is most of the time. He doesn’t jump out of bed ready to attack the day but he’s not a grump, either.

Can he use chopsticks?

Yes, but he doesn’t use them to show off. If he thinks his use would make his dining companions feel weird, he’s happy using a fork.

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

Black coffee

What apps would he have on his phone?

The app for the magazine where he works, one or two for his favorite museums—you can’t study art color and composition too much—a couple for his favorite photography supply places. Of yes, and a news app.

Android or iPhone?


Beard or clean-shaven?

Clean-shaven. He tried a beard once but couldn’t get past the itchy in-between stage.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

No piercings or tattoos. If Charlotte breaks his heart, he might be upset enough to get a tattoo.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle. He has to be in the field too much to use public transit.

Recycle or toss?

Truthfully, he usually tosses. But when he thinks of it, he doesn’t mind recycling.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy The Cinderella Curse

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.
After a while, Dee split her personality into thirds. She writes as Anne Krist for sweeter romances, and Jenna Stewart for ménage and shifter stories. All three of her personas are found on the Nomad Authors website. And all three offer some of the best romance you can find! Also, once a month, look for Dee’s Charity Sunday blog posts, where your comment can support a selected charity.
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