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Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams author of Love in the Key of C.

Please tell us about yourself.
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Fish and chips. I could have mentioned meals in more upscale restaurants, but I’m guessing I’ve eaten more Fish and Chips than anything else. I have used the setting of a Fish and Chips restaurant in two books. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with comfort food.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I can do that in two words – the beach. I am at peace at the beach. I love to walk along the sand lost in my thoughts, splash in the water and just inhale the freshness of the salt air.
What are your hobbies?
I adore yoga and attend several classes a week. My favourites are Yin Yoga and Wall Yoga. What is Wall Yoga? Picture me hanging upside down – like a bat. Awww. So good.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I am a British Murder Mystery fan. I have complete collections Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ellis Peters. I love nothing more than to curl up on a cold winter’s day, next to our woodstove with a hot chocolate – with marshmallow of course – and a fantastic murder mystery.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I have two pen names, who write very different heat levels, so it depends on who I am as I am researching. As Daryl Devore, hot romance writer, the websites can get rather explicit as I look for new ideas or plot twists. For this latest book, I am writing as Victoria Adams and I researched theatres in New York City, musicians, and flutes.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Can a slice of pizza and a flute erase the ravages of life and allow Giselle and Ethan to fall in love by Christmas?
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?
Publisher eXtasy Books
eXtasy Books http://www.extasybooks.com/ (release date – Dec 15)

Daryl Devore Social Media

Blog http://daryldevore.blogspot.ca
Twitter http://twitter.com/daryldevore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/daryl.devore
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

 

Alien Alphas by Cynthia Sax and Friends @CynthiaSax #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceBattle Of The Sexes – Literally, By Cynthia Sax

In Dark Warlord, my story in the awesome Alien Alphas box set, my heroine fights my hero in a very sexy gladiator-style battle. Real blows are landed. Blood is spilled. It is human vs modified humanoid, warrior vs warrior, female vs male.

I remember, when I was younger, a battle like that would rarely happen in books or movies. Males fought males. Females rarely fought at all and when they did, they normally faced other females. I can’t remember a hero ever landing a blow on a female in battle. Heroes shielded a female from harm, even enemy females.

Which was a bit silly. In battle, there’s often no time to determine the sex of the person attacking you. War is chaotic and fast moving. There’s dirt and guck and smoke in the air. If warriors are using guns and more modern weapons, there’s distance between adversaries. All of this makes it challenging merely to distinguish between friend and foe.

When warriors see the enemy, they defend themselves and they counterattack. That’s how they stay alive. They don’t think about whether the enemy has male bits or female bits.

In Dark Warlord, Batu, our barbarian hero, knows exactly whom he is facing in battle. Genine, his opponent, is his gerel, the one being genetically compatible with him. The Warlord wants her, desiring the female more than he has ever desired anything or anyone. She WILL be his.

But he also knows she’s a skilled warrior, capable of holding her own. Genine has spent her lifespan fighting enemies, waging war, defending the innocent. She wields her sword as though it was an extension of herself. If Batu were human, she could likely defeat him.

The crowd is expecting a real battle with blood and pain and, if they’re lucky, death. They will punish both the winner and the loser harshly if they don’t get the show they’re anticipating. Batu and Genine’s confrontation will be sexy and fierce, testing their skills and their control. One wrong move and one of them could die.

What is the best male vs female battle you’ve ever seen on the screen or read in a book? Do you find it as sexy as I do? (grins)

Today’s featured book is Alien Alphas, a SciFi Romance by Cynthia Sax and Friends.

Alien Alphas: Twenty-Three Naughty Sci-Fi Romance Novellas

Fierce warriors. Savage barbarians. Powerful warlords.

All ready to claim their mates.

Alien Alphas is a collection of panty-melting sci-fi romances featuring dominant alien heroes, penned by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. This decadently naughty box set includes twenty-three ALL-NEW, stand-alone novellas full of hot alien alpha males, breathless passion, and reluctant surrender. Take an exhilarating trip beyond the stars with this limited time only bundle that’s sure to leave you turning the pages late into the night.

Featured authors: Cari Silverwood, Cynthia Sax, Renee Rose, Lee Savino, Addison Cain, Kallista Dane, Maren Smith, Ava Sinclair, Sue Lyndon, Emily Tilton, Ashe Barker, Korey Mae Johnson, Grace Goodwin, Ivy Barrett, Jane Henry, Jaye Peaches, Katie Douglas, Lili Zander, Loki Renard, Maria Monroe, Megan Michaels, Myra Danvers, Sara Fields, and Sophie Kisker
Publisher’s Note: The stories featured in this collection involve MF and MFM pairings. They include sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this box set.
Genre: SciFi Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Stormy Night Publications
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785FQ2BH/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alien-alphas-grace-goodwin/1127581629
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1321113956
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/alien-alphas

Cynthia Sax Social Media

USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.
Sign up for her dirty-joke-filled release day newsletter and visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com
Website http://cynthiasax.com/
Blog http://tasteofcyn.com/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Sax/e/B006HIJICK/
Newsletter http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/

 

Welcome Karen Cino author of A Different Side of Perfect (Book 2 – Seaside Boulevard Series), a new Contemporary Romance.

Why did you write this book?

I love writing series. This is the second book which deals with breast cancer, an interracial relationship and an obsessive relationship. I feel that these topics are important in real life and I felt they needed to be explored in more details.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read women’s fiction, contemporary romance and cozy mysteries. But don’t be surprised if you see me reading a Stephen King novel.

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

I like Stephanie Plum. She is down to earth, calls a spade a spade and can’t choose between two men. I love her spunk and she always keeps me engaged in her adventures.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on two books. 5 Beach Road which explores the lives of three women down at the Jersey Shore and Book 3 in the Camp Mirage Series (cozy mystery).

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Sometime in January, I’ll be releasing the third book in the Seaside Boulevard Series.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

It is the grand opening of The Perfect Pitch. All the pieces fall into place until Francine’s diagnosis of breast cancer, throwing their lives upside down. While Amy and Jason deal with the reaction from her family to their interracial relationship, Toni finds herself in another overbearing relationship with Pelicans third baseman Gary Thompson.

In the mist of taking care of Francine and working at The Perfect Pitch, Richie gets a call from the owner of the Pelicans. He is offered a job as pitching coach for the team. Richie accepts the job, putting a huge strain on his marriage which affects all of them.

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Different-Kind-Perfect-Seaside-Boulevard-ebook/dp/B077LZDB54/

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino 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. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.

Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She is also busy writing newsletters and newspaper articles for the 55 and over community she resides at.

Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/- /e/B008LCG31Y

Snowbound with Mr. Wrong by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #sweetromance #99centsToday’s featured book is Snowbound with Mr Wrong, a sweet romance by Barbara White Daille. This book is on sale for 99 cents through the new year!
Worst. Day. Ever. After Lyssa Barnett’s sister tricks her into reprising her role at Snowflake Valley’s annual children’s party, she doesn’t think anything can be worse than squeezing into her too-small elf costume. Then tall, dark, and way too handsome Nick Tavlock shows up to play Santa…and an unexpected storm leaves them snowbound in the isolated lodge.
The last thing Nick wants is to spend a cozy Christmas Eve with a trio of kids and the woman who dumped him. But as much as Lyssa frustrates him, he can’t stop thinking about her. And soon, he’s fighting very un-Santa-like thoughts of kissing a certain sexy Miss Elf under the mistletoe. As Nick starts to fall for Lyssa all over again, he knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to have Lyssa in his arms on Christmas Day.
Genre Sweet romance
Book heat level: G
Publisher Entangled http://bit.ly/swmw-pg
Amazon http://bit.ly/swmw-amz
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/swmw-bn
iBooks http://bit.ly/swmw-ibooks
Kobo http://bit.ly/swmw-kobo

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
Website https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
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Amazon Author Page http://bit.ly/azbwd

The Nearness of You by KG Fletcher @kgfletcher3 #RLFblog #romanceWelcome KG Fletcher author of The Nearness of You, a new Contemporary Romance.

Why did you write this book?
I have always been obsessed with real-life British supermodel, David Gandy. (He is the handsome man on the Dolce and Gabana commercials swimming in tiny briefs in Italy.) This was my homage to him and my love for all things celebrity related.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance or Romantic Suspense
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie from Outlander!
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working on a three-book romance series to be released in 2018.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The first book in a three-book series about a Nashville songwriter. Not sure when the release dates will be in 2018.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R- for Real spicy!
Lounge singer, Lauren Rose lived her comfortable life in Atlanta always dreaming of making it in show biz. When she unexpectedly meets British male super-model, David Randle at a gig at the posh St. Regis Hotel, she is swept away by his striking good looks and lilting cadence.
In town for his sister Catherine’s nuptials to NASCAR driver, Brian Brady, David invites Lauren to the wedding on a whim. The two instantly bond over music, fashion and family. They continue their new relationship in New York City when David invites Lauren to see him in action at a high-profile fashion shoot for his debut fragrance, “Drive.”
Sparks fly when his assistant, Sabrina Watson is none too happy that his new girlfriend has interrupted his grueling, fast-paced schedule. She becomes fixated on separating the happy couple who are falling in love.
Traversing the East Coast and Europe with the paparazzi in hot pursuit, David and Lauren navigate the precarious path of fame, fashion and fate.
Her wildest dreams were coming true. Would she ever truly believe his desire was to be near her – always?
Publisher Inkspell Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073MPWGHS
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-nearness-of-you-kg-fletcher/1127193888
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1254993001
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-nearness-of-you-5

KG Fletcher Social Media

KG Fletcher is the author of the contemporary romance novel, The Nearness of You. She has also penned romantic suspense novels, Love Song released in April, 2017 and Unexpected released in December, 2016. She is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute.” www.almosteltonjohn.com
KG lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and their three gorgeous sons. She is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet and spicy love” to help promote her romance novels.
Website https://www.kgfletcherauthor.com
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Amazon Author Page https://Amazon.com/author/kgfletcher
Instagram https://instagram.com/kellyf9393/
Cabaret Act https://www.kgfletcherauthor.com/cabaret.html

 

10 Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday stories by various authors. This week features Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances rated PG to PG13.

A Chance at Christmas

Beppie Harrison

A Chance at Christmas tells the story of a Christmas that very nearly never happens for Catherine and her younger brother, struggling with poverty and the boy’s serious disabilities. But an invitation does come for a splendid Christmas at a friend’s great house, and Catherine dares to form a plan that might provide a future for her brother. What she never dreams of is a future for herself as well. Can romance come as a shocking Christmas surprise?

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B019A67PTS

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen

A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Rating PG

Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Holiday Disaster

Vicki Batman

The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

Rating PG13

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Season-Magic-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B00OZ136A6/

Court Me, Cowboy

Barbara White Daille
The End…Just the Beginning?
Gabe Miller’s marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn’t quite believe his luck—or his “ex”—when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.
Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option–unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy’s future at stake, mending fences with a woman–especially the one he loved—wasn’t something the strong, silent type found easy to do…
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B00EM36HD0

One Week to Win Her Boss

Barbara White Daille

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJ7SNN

Perfectly Christmas

Linda O’Connor

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”

That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.

This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.

Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X

Sami’s Christmas Wish List

PJ Sharon

All Samantha Owens wants for Christmas is a working car, a miraculous improvement in her grades, and a boyfriend who sees her as more than just a friend with benefits. But with a single mom who’s struggling to make ends meet, presents seem unlikely, and with legal troubles looming over her head, she’ll be lucky not to be spending the holiday in juvenile detention. When she’s forced to do community service at the local church, she finds that wishing her life was different won’t make it so, and that avoiding her past may be what’s standing in the way of her future.

It doesn’t help that Travis Vance, a freshman in college and intern for a teen drug and alcohol treatment program, is hanging around and pushing her buttons at every turn. Or that her friends are all going through their own dramas—most of which seem far worse than her own. Can Sami bring everyone together to save the church in time for Christmas? Or is hoping for a happy ending one more wish that will never be granted?

Rating PG13

PJ Sharon http://www.pjsharon.com/ya-books/#toc-5

The House-Sitter’s Christmas

Jean Joachim

At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays.

As December rolled around, the lonely, lovely writer eagerly anticipated soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in the grand city. With only the cat for company, she’d turn Banley’s elegant home into a wonderland of sparkling lights, fragrant garland, and shiny tinsel.

Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true, even in a big city, like New York?

A sweet, New York City Christmas Fairy Tale.

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZQ7BJS

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

Barbara White Daille

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?

Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him –because this match needs a Christmas miracle!

Rating PG13

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Lawmans-Christmas-Proposal-Hitching-Hotel/dp/0373755961

The Southern Comfort Christmas

Barbara Lohr

Mistletoe and magnolias turn to wedding mayhem when Chicago in-laws mess with the Savannah bride and groom in this sweet Christmas romance.

Sweet romance; mild love scenes/closed door

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQ411ZO

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Bedeviled by Madison Michael @madisonmichael_ #RLFblog #romanceToday’s featured book is Bedeviled, a Romance by Madison Michael.

Can a love be built on lies?
Charlotte Roche is escaping a menacing threat in Boston when she moves to Chicago for a new job and a new man. Alex is smart, sexy and quickly getting under Charlotte’s skin. A shared love of running gives the sassy beauty an excuse to be near her heart’s desire, but can Charlotte run Alex from the track to the bedroom without divulging her past and risking everything?
Alex Gaines, wealthy banker and philanthropist, has held women at arm’s length all his life to protect long-held secrets of his own. Now he is torn between loving the alluring Charlotte and protecting his dual lives. Can Alex trust Charlotte with the truth or is risking his fortune and family to pursue her? Can the two fall in love when they are bedeviled by lies and half-truths?
When danger follows Charlotte to Chicago threatening her safety and their futures, Charlotte and Alex a forced to make a hard decision – choose the secrets of their past or a future together.
Bedeviled is the third novel in the Beguiling Bachelor series, a trio of steamy contemporary romances set amidst the luxury of Chicago’s elite society.
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon http://amzn.to/2yE52ei

Madison Michael Social Media

Madison Michael is the author of the Beguiling Bachelor Series, smart, sexy novels with complex characters set against the backdrop of Chicago’s elite society. Maddy loves exploring her native Chicago to discover new sites, new restaurants and new elegant events for future stories. Follow Maddy on Facebook or learn more about her and her friends by subscribing to her blog.
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All I Want for Christmas by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #RLFblog #Christmas #RomanceLivia Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Military romance and paranormal romance
How do you come up with ideas?
Usually one story in the series leads to another through the characters but if I’m stuck I go to the tub and the characters follow.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Bringing the characters’ emotional journey to readers.
When did you write your first book?
My first book, Nick, was written mostly the summer before Katrina but wasn’t published for ten years.

FUN

Leather or lace? leather
Black or red? red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountain with lake
City life or country life? I miss city life
Party life or evening at home? evening at home
Dogs or cats? dogs

Tell us about All I Want for Christmas

It’s a Christmas weekend full of love and Larue social media is atwitter at the return of their hometown hero, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas Eve—the Romanos’. Catch up with all the characters from the Men of Honor series and as a bonus get a peek into the lives of upcoming characters…
Beau hates Christmas. It reminds him of what he can’t have. He’s been avoiding homecomings and the biggest reason is unavoidable this Christmas – Madison Hart, who has loved Beau for most of her adult life. Whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison hyperventilates at the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is overdue and everyone is hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship last summer because kids weren’t “in his future”.
Bad guys don’t scare Delilah Burke but Luc’s mother and five sisters have her stalling on setting a date to marry the man she loves.
Nothing could make Buffy Romano happier than delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love. Luckily, a Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily-ever-afters will happen in the not so distant future.
Genre Holiday Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HWV9TH
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Today’s featured book is Seasonal Shenanigans, a holiday romance anthology by fourteen romance authors, including Maya Bailey, Caitlyn Lynch, and Cailin Briste

14 sensual seasonal tales. Including:

Eight Secret Nights – Shoshana David

Someone’s been leaving Hanukkah presents on Mara’s doorstep. Sweet presents. Thoughtful presents. She wonders who her secret admirer is. Hopefully it’s the cute guy who moved in next door and not the creep from 7A.

Kittens for Christmas – Caitlyn Lynch

Regina Brooks thinks finding a box of abandoned kittens on Christmas Eve is a disaster in the making. Fortunately, her hunky neighbor Ric is eager to help her out — in any way he can!

Missing You for Christmas – Moxie Rivers

When Allison’s husband, Jake, can’t get leave, it’ll be her first Christmas without him since they were married. But Allison isn’t the type of person to let that stop her, but with the help of her coworkers, and just maybe a little Christmas magic, it will still be a Merry Christmas.

A Grease Monkey Christmas – Cailin Briste

Fate arranges the chance meeting of two strangers in need of a little kindness on Christmas Eve. Celebrity Davon Weider, with his navy-blue eyes and muscular physique, can fill the starring role in any woman’s fantasy. But Jasline, a spaceport mech, is more impressed by his five jump speed records.

Santa Claus is Coming – Jennie Kew

I don’t dress up as Santa for just anyone, you know? Holly Granville isn’t just anyone. When a massive storm hits our Christmas photo shoot and we’re trapped inside a tiny hut — cold, wet, angry, and naked — our friendship irrevocably changes. But will it be for better, or worse?

The Promise of Love – Maya Bailey

The year is 1819. He sees a man across a room and it is like seeing himself dressed in a British soldier’s uniform. How could it be that another man bears his face? He had loved her once; she had betrayed that love. Now he must find answers. If only he could do that without laying eyes on her again.

Underneath the Mistletoe – Ava Bari

Police officer Nic Zanetti just wanted to spent a quiet holiday alone with his TV. Then he’s called to find a runaway little girl. When he meets her widowed mother, this Christmas will be one they never forget.

Blizzard – Suzi Frewin

Simon and Fallon find themselves marooned together, fearing for their lives against the Zengwee, an alien species which has dominated Earth for its resources. Neither want the complication of falling in love, but fate and Christmas have other plans.

All I Want for Christmas … is You – Annika Steele

On Christmas Eve, Dr. Victoria Long is determined to take her relationship with Detective Devon King to the next level, maybe even the forever kind. But will their relationship survive when Devon discovers she’s a suspect in a series of thefts?

I Fell Through Starlight for You – Keira Fox

It’s the earliest hours of Christmas and Lucille is thinking of closing up her bistro when an enchanting figure comes through her door seeking aid for his injuries.

Genre Christmas romance, holiday romance

Heat level various

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Authors: Caitlyn LynchLiv HoneywellCailin BristeAnnika SteeleMoxie RiversDana KenziSusan Frewin‎  Nikola ChristainMaya BaileyTricia RameyJennie KewAva BariShoshana DavidKeira Fox

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Cailin Briste writes science fiction romance. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter, and the RWA Passionate Ink Chapter. She’s writing the third novel in her Sons of Tallav series and the second novel in her A Thief in Love Suspense Romance series.
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It’s not good, I’ve heard—and said—to have favorites among your own books. It’s kind of like having a favorite child. But, in truth, I do have a favorite book. A favorite hero. Favorite scenes. Usually these change with the release of a new book. Almost always, because we become BFFs while I’m writing her story, the Heroine of the Hour is my favorite, too.
Libby Worth, from The Happiness Pact, my new release from Harlequin Heartwarming, is average to the nth degree. She has freckles and a few extra pounds and a messy brown braid. No two ways about it, she’s a poster child for ordinary. She is the one who says, “Do you know I’ve stopped wearing brown because I’m afraid I’ll stand up against a tree trunk and disappear because that’s how monochromatic I am? Do you know what people say when they look at our high school yearbook? They say, ‘Who’s the girl standing between Tucker and Arlie? She looks familiar, but I can’t place her.'”
And Libby’s good with that. At the end of her journey with Tucker Llewellyn, her best friend since birth, she will still be ordinary. Still a good BFF.
I hope you like her. She’s my favorite.
Today’s featured book is The Happiness Pact, a Contemporary by Liz Flaherty.
Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.
So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?
Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Harlequin Heartwarming
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Liz Flaherty thinks one of the things that keeps you young when you quite obviously aren’t anymore is the constant chances you have to reinvent yourself. Her latest professional incarnation is as a Harlequin Heartwarming author and she is enjoying every minute! She’d love to hear from you at lizkflaherty@gmail.com or please come and see her at
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