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Is It True: Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #Contempory #romanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Kryssie Fortune, author of Marriage, Mobsters, and the Marine, a contemporary, erotic romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Marriage, Mobsters and the Marine) by Kryssie Fortune

Genre Contemporary, erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Abigail Montgomery, a small-town schoolteacher with zero self-confidence, longs for the loving family she never had.
Each month she attends a masked BDSM club, but her next visit will be her last. If she doesn’t marry within the next year, her military brother won’t inherit Montgomery Hall. Desperate, she advertises for a husband.
Jared Armstrong, a former Marine sharpshooter and occasional Dom, needs $125,000 to get his family out of a hole. His solution – to marry Abigail Montgomery for her money. His only regret is his wife won’t accept his spanking lifestyle.
Soon, Abigail dreams of making their marriage real, but she promised Jared a divorce two-years after their wedding. Can they share some Christmas magic as their relationship faces extortion threats, a kidnapping, and an attempted murder? Or will Jared walk away and break her heart?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. My first book is a paranormal romance, To Wed a Werewolf. That led to a series full of hot werewolves, sexy vampires, and one cursed Fae who rides a dragon
this book is part of a series?
Yes. Marriage Mobsters and the Marine is the first novella in my Heroes of Westhorpe Ridge series. Each one features a former military man finding love in the small North Carolina town of Westhorpe Ridge. Although there are recurring characters, each book can be read as a standalone romance.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. My main publisher has shut its doors, but before they did, they put out requests for three linked stories.
I’m the sort of girl who’s always late to the party. I couldn’t think of anything that met their full criteria. Then, six weeks before the submission deadline, I had three stories in my head. I’ve never written so fast or burned so much midnight oil.
The fourth book in the series is a full-length novel, and I took my time over that.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I knew nothing about the American military and very little about North Carolina – except that it has a history of pirates. (That really mattered in the third book of the series – Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor.) Plus it has a beautiful coastline. Since Sean, the hero of Sex, Scandal and the Sheriff is a former navy Seal I needed that.
Fortunately, I have lots of Facebook friends in North Carolina who didn’t mind me hounding them with questions. I did worry I’d get American agents hammering on my door when I started researching military bases in North Carolina, though.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
There’s Duffy, Sean’s dog. He’s a collie and crops up in the first three books. He’s important in Desire Deceit and the Doctor since he helps save a child who had fallen over a cliff.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. I like my stories to feature more than just scorching hot sex. Each book is an adventure and romance.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, badly. I learned French in school and can make myself understood in France if I have to. I prefer to point and smile, though.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I grew up in a housing estate in Leeds, West Yorkshire. There was plenty of green space and loads of trees to climb. I stayed in Leeds until I retired then moved to the Yorkshire Coast. A few of my paranormal romances start in Whitby or Scarborough, close to my new home.
you love to read?
Yes. I’d get withdrawal symptoms if I didn’t have a fully loaded kindle.
you are never late?
No, not if I can help it.
you love pizza?
Yes, as long as it’s homemade. I love breadmaking, and pizza base is a doddle. Then we get creative with the toppings.
you love sushi?
No. I don’t mind vegetable sushi, but the thought of raw fish – other than smoked salmon – turns my stomach.
you have a pet?
No, but I’d like one. I a Welsh Terrier as child. He looked like a teddy bear on legs, but he was as fierce as he was small (14 inches). When the kids were little we had cats, and I’d have another now, but we shoot off to babysit grandkids on a monthly basis. It’s not fair on the animal to constantly put it in kennels.

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Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae, or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life – or Kryssie – throws at them.
Kryssie’s pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all standalone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.
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Know the Hero from Fall for You (An M/M Romance) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #gayromanceValerie Ullmer, 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.

Fall for You (An M/M Romance) by Valerie Ullmer

Sebastian, the outgoing life of the party, had taken advantage of his freedom of being away from home for college while Ethan remained the same, quiet and reserved. While Ethan’s feelings for Sebastian developed over years, Sebastian’s came suddenly when he thought he spotted Ethan kissing another man. Despite their feelings, they haven’t told the other. How long can they hide their feelings while sharing a bed?
Genre New Adult Gay Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Ethan Sutton came to the stunning revelation he’d fallen in love with his best friend, Sebastian Young. Although friends since childhood, Ethan vowed to keep his feelings for Sebastian under wraps and live the rest of his life with this one secret between them. He’d rather keep their friendship than risk a lifelong connection and never see him again. But when they move into their own place at the start of their junior year, can Ethan keep his feelings from showing when they live so close together?
Sebastian Young had an epiphany about Ethan at the end of last year. He moved them into a loft he’d found over the summer allowing him to be closer to Ethan. As they settle into their lives in a new place with such close quarters, ex-girlfriends, nosy downstairs neighbors, and Sebastian’s own doubts could put their relationship in jeopardy before it even begins.
Can two best friends admit their feelings and fall in love?

Know the Hero from Sebastian from Fall for You (An M/M Romance)

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

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
He wakes Ethan and starts a stupid conversation about anything. Ethan will give him that soft smile that makes Sebastian stupidly happy and soon, Sebastian forgets about everything.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
A hotdog or nachos, something that you could get a movie.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
He likes shorts and a tee, something casual.
Does he know how to fix things?
He does, he’s good with his hands.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Groggy. He has to have Ethan wake him up and push him toward the shower. Even then, he needs several cups of coffee and breakfast, cooked by Ethan, before he feels awake enough to pay attention.
Can he use chopsticks?
Of course.
What apps would he have on his phone?
Several puzzle games he uses to pass the time when he’s bored. Skype, so he can see Ethan’s face whenever he wants.
Android or iPhone?
He doesn’t care, but Ethan chooses an iPhone for him.
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean shaven. He doesn’t like the feel of stubble.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Recycle or toss?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Fall for You (A M/M Romance)


Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes romances.
Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Gay.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie. Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!
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The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #romanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, 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.

The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre summer romance/beach romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): sweet romance
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
Corfu, Greece, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
Brighton, England, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

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Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantics at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy & Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
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