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Know the Hero from The Maharaja's Fake Fiancée by Alisha Kay @alishakayauthor #RLFblog #RomComA Maharaja and an actress fake an engagement in Alisha Kay’s newest romcom, The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée. But when the lines between fake and real begin to blur, will they let long-held prejudices keep them apart?

Alisha, 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 Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée.

The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée by Alisha Kay

Genre Romantic Comedy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A scandal-averse Maharaja.

A free-spirited actress.

What do you get when you throw them together and add a fake engagement to the mix?

Either a match made-in-heaven or a royal disaster.

Nivy Sharma knows exactly what she needs – the freedom to be herself and follow her passion. Guess what she doesn’t need? A tailor-made husband.

When her meddlesome mother tries to throw her into the arms of a mom-approved suitor, Nivy runs the other way.

Right into the arms of the man who shattered her heart five years ago.

His Highness Veerendra Singh can recognize a pain-in-the-ass when he sees it. Especially when it falls into his arms.

Even if said pain-in-the-ass has legs that go on forever and lush lips that just beg to be kissed, Veer vows to run the other way. As he did once before.

But, when the marriage-minded princess of Tejpur sets her sights on him, Veer runs back into Nivy’s arms to propose a fake engagement.

When ‘fake’ starts to feel very real, Nivy and Veer have to decide what is important – long-held prejudices or the chance for a life with the only person they’ve ever loved.

Will this be their second chance at love or will their broken past ruin their hope for a shared future?

Know the Hero from The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée

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

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

Veer is a gamer. So, if he’s bored, he’s most likely shooting up bad guys or wrecking super cars on his phone.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

A Maharaja Mac burger, and a cup of filter coffee strong enough to melt an engine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Jeans and a t-shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

Only computers.

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

He tried to date a fellow royal, Princess Anika Dogra. That was a disaster because Veer has no interest in spoilt princesses.

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

He treats them as if they are adults.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Grumpy until he has his first cup of coffee.

Can he use chopsticks?

Like a pro.

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

He loves strong coffee, with a dash of milk. No sugar.

What apps would he have on his phone?


Android or iPhone?


Beard or clean-shaven?


Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

A gold earring that has been passed down for generations in his family. The earring that every Maharaja of Devgarh has worn on formal occasions.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He has a fleet of cars, but he’s really attached to his souped-up Harley Davidson.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, because that is part of the Indian way of life.

Where to buy The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée


Alisha Kay Social Media

Alisha Kay is a Delhi-based writer, who writes funny and passionate Indian romances novels.
She doesn’t hold with the concept of damsel-in-distress, which is why her heroines are spunky women with a sharp tongue and the ability to rescue themselves.
Her heroes are hot men who are woke enough to find that independence irresistible.
The Maharaja’s Fake Fiancée is Alisha’s first book.


Is It True: Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance

Tensions build between a photographer and a rock star in Karen Cino's contemporary Romance, Love Challenges and Desires. Will the photographer let her heart lead her down the right path?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let's play Is It True with today's guest, Karen Cino.

This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Rose Bocchino is a photographer who lands a job at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation. Immediately she hits it off with her boss, Alex Walcott. Despite being divorced, he still lives in the apartment in his mansion to be closer to his daughters. Once officially divorced, Rose is ready to begin her life with Alex who continues to insist the timing isn't right. He fears once he leaves, his ex-wife will limit his parental rights. Rocker Marco Corrente is hired to be the spokesperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. From the moment he meets Rose, he falls hard for her. Rose despises Marco's bad boy image, leading her to turn the photo shoot over to her assistant who has plans of her own. The tension builds between Marco and Rose as the shoot moves forward. Will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No, it's not. This was my first contemporary romance.

this book is part of a series?


you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes. I lose sleep every time I'm writing a book. t seems that when it's time to go to sleep, my mind starts thinking of plot twists.

you did research for this book?

No. I did photography when I was in college. Back in the day I developed and printed my pictures in my own dark room.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)


this book has more than one genre?

This in one of the only full length novels that I've written that is purely romance.

you speak more than one language?

No, despite the fact that I took three years of Spanish in high school.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Staten Island as a teen. It wasn't until six years ago that I moved down to the New Jersey Shore.

you love to read?

Yes! I read every night before I go to sleep. And on the beach during the summer.

you are never late?

Yes and No. I always leave my house early enough. But sometimes the traffic is horrendous and I get caught up. But 95% of the time I am early.

you love pizza?

Yes. Who doesn't? I make my own on Friday nights.

you love sushi?


you have a pet?

Yes. I rescued and adopted a kitten two months ago. It was the best thing I've done. We keep each other company.

Where to buy Love Challenges and Desires

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 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 and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
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Love is in the air - Sommerville Days by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #SmallTownRomance #RomanceVicki Batman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Sommerville Days.

Sommerville Days by Vicki Batman

Genre: small town romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, delivers three Hollywood cute-meet romantic comedy stories.

Store Wars: The competition is heating up when Janie’s old flame returns to town and is running his family’s store. Could following dreams break her heart?

Raving Beauty: What if the love of your life was in front of you all along?

San Diego or Bust: When a young woman plans a romantic getaway with her boyfriend, disaster strikes—is her Mr. Right the right Mr. Right?

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s latest stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers.

Where to buy Sommerville Days


Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
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Coming Soon: Jar of Souls by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #Romance #HorrorKarina just wanted a piece of pizza, what she got was a jar – filled with souls. In Lyncee Shillard’s upcoming release, Jar of Souls, a horror romance, Karina must save the lost souls of the last century and not fall in love with Death.

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

Jar of Souls by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Horror Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Karina biggest concern when she orders a pizza is the number of pepperonis – it can’t be over fifteen. Until the delivery person shows up… dying. And instead of a pizza, he hands her a jar. A jar filled with souls.

Death can’t believe his eyes when he witnesses the jar of souls being handed off to a human. A sexy human but a weak helpless human never the less.

Karina doesn’t want to take the jar to the Hawthrone grove and release the souls. And she definitely doesn’t want to be attracted to the tall moody over bossy guy who says he’s Death.

When the hordes of Hell disguised as a traveling Clown band attacks Karina, she barely escapes. She quickly learns the things from nightmares are real and they want to control the souls in the jar. She also comes to realize the only way she’ll live is to trust her life to Death.

Where to buy Jar of Souls

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon or check out her blog

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
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New series – Antonello Brothers: Immortal by Kayelle Allen. Three books and three bonus short stories, one for each book. Surrender Love, Forbid My Heart, Ring of the Dragon, Just Desserts, Forever Love, and Leaving Tarth. Surrender Love is free May 13th. Pick it up and then enjoy the other books.

Surrender Love / Ring of the Dragon / Forever Love by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #MMromance #RLFblog

Surrender Love by Kayelle Allen

Genre Gay Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

An immortal alpha male. An illegal, near-blind rock musician. And twelve thousand years of lies…

Luc is the most powerful man in an intergalactic empire of 22 planets—but he’s alone, life after life.

Izzorah survives by hiding both his illegal status and his blindness for fear of banishment.

Luc’s immortal blood can heal Izzorah’s sight—but only Izzorah’s love can heal Luc’s heart.

Luc might risk violating the highest law among the immortals by sharing his blood, but it means revealing the truth of what he is, and that means baring every damning secret, every twisted truth, and twelve thousand years’ worth of dirty hidden lies.

With no guarantee their love can survive that kind of truth…

Ring of the Dragon

For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest.

As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love.

But, torn apart by the king’s rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship.

When General Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice for Cyken.

If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot face eternity without a shadow to balance his light…

Forever Love

For their love, forever isn’t long enough.
Izzorah has always been a Kin, part of a human-like race of fierce, rugged felines. Now he’s a brand-new immortal too.
When he learns the truth about his fiancé’s immortality–and his own–the familiar world he knew vanishes. He must pass a test designed by the immortal king to reveal his gifts and weaknesses.
Pass and he’s accepted into a warrior society he wants no part of. Fail and he’s cast out, away from the man he loves.
As if that’s not bad enough, his lover is also the king’s ex, and the king refuses to part with anything–or anyone–he loves.
Fair test? Not in this immortal lifetime…

Where to buy the series

Amazon worldwide / Kindle Unlimited

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role-playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
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A blind date takes a deadly turn in Brenda Sparks’ new paranormal romance, A Midsummer Night’s Demon. A mysterious man comes to the rescue, but will he be able to keep them both alive? A former Navy SEAL is tasked with protecting a woman in fear for her life In Lorelei Confer’s new release, Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha.)

Lorelei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha).

Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Lorelei Confer

Genre military romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 4

Former Navy SEAL, Jake, excels as a sniper until a bullet destroys his career, leaving him with no clear future. He spends his days alone.

When Sara’s life is threatened, Jake is tasked with protecting her. His SEAL team brothers arrive to help implement a plan to find who wants to kill her. When things go awry, Jake must choose: her life or theirs.


What’s your favorite book?

Shannon by Kathleen Woodiwiss

What’s a genre you want to write?

Military romantic suspense

Best writing advice you ever heard?

Put you butt in chair and write. Every. Single. Day.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

Deadly Deception

Romantic suspense


Coffee or tea? Iced tea

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Immediately

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Use dishes from it

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Driving for pleasure

Talk or text? Talk

Emoji or smilie? Smilie

Where to buy Protecting Sara (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)

Read the next book in Susan Stoker’s World.

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua who is her constant companion.

In 2010, she had her first novel published, Deadly Deception, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, is set in the shadows of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Mentoring children, years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, write at least 100 words every day to increase their word count, complete scenes, chapters, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.

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