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Know the Heroine from Murder is Messy: Space Janitor One by Julia Huni @HuniJulia #RLFblog #CozyMystery #SciFiJulia Huni, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Murder is Messy: Space Janitor One by Julia Huni

Genre Science Fiction Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
In space, no one can hear you clean.
Most people want fame and fortune, but not Triana Moore. She prefers programming maintenance bots and eating vendo food in the solitude of the space station’s control center. But when a highly connected security agent interrupts her routine with stories of murder and missing bodies, Triana can’t ignore him; it’s cooperate or find a new job. A girl has to pay the rent, even on a crappy studio compartment.
Since working with a shiny detective beats a shuttle dirt-side, Triana lends her programming skills to Agent O’Neill’s investigation. Together, they find more victims and evidence of a major cover-up. A killer with a clean-up crew means money—lots of money, and connections—just the kind of notice Triana tries to avoid. Following the clues leads them to the wealthiest levels of the station, uncovers long-hidden secrets, and puts the killer on notice.
It will take all Triana’s technical talents, most of O’Neill’s connections, and some really excellent croissants to stop the murders, save her job, and ultimately, her life.

Know the Heroine from Murder is Messy: Space Janitor One

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Triana loves to watch videos, especially early 21st century sci-fi shows like StarTrek, Battlestar Galactica, or Guardians of the Galaxy.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Triana will eat just about anything and everything. Her favorites are noodles from Hot-Good Noodles, pierogis from the Happy Poel, and chocolate from Dolce Amour. Or really, any chocolate.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Her favorite clothing is her Station Kelly-Kornienko maintenance coverall. It’s drab brown, with a station patch on the shoulder, but it’s soft, comfy, and stain resistant. It also doesn’t require any jewelry or accessories.
Does she know how to fix things?
Triana can fix anything computer related. She’s not so good at fixing dinner.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Triana tried to hack her holo-ring so the station operating system wouldn’t be able to track her. Unfortunately, this meant doors would no longer open, lights turned off when everyone else left the room, and she couldn’t order noodles at her favorite restaurant.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
She likes to think she’d be like the cool aunt who takes her sister’s kids places their parents would never let them go. In reality, there are very few children on SK2, so she’s kind of uncomfortable around them.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Triana is quiet until she gets her first cup of coffee, but she’s not cranky. She’s also not particularly peppy.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
Nobody really knows what she is. So, either her whole life is an act, or she just acts like herself. Even she isn’t sure which is true.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
She’s really independent. Most things she wants to do herself, but sometimes she manages to screw them up.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Triana doesn’t have any piercings or tattoos, but, in her world skin and eye color can be changed by an esthetician. Triana’s roommate, Kara, does skin and hair mods, and in the second book of the series, she learns eye mods. She loves to practice on Triana.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
She lives on a space station, so neither. Although in book 2 they go dirtside, ride a HyperLoop and later rent a bubble.
Recycle or toss?
Always recycle. The station is green!
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Murder is Messy: Space Janitor One

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Messy-Space-Janitor-One/
Universal book link https://books2read.com/spacejanitorone

Julia Huni Social Media

Julia Huni grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and after twenty years roaming the country with the Air Force, she’s back. She has a husband, three kids and a dog named Pippin.
She’s been an IT guy, a choir director, an executive assistant, a stay-at-home mom, a college instructor, and that lady at the information booth in a tourist town. But writer is the best job ever, because she gets to make stuff up. Stuff she wishes were true, stuff she’s glad isn’t true.
When she’s not writing, or working at her day job at the college, she likes to knit, and bake crazy cakes for her kids’ birthdays. She also loves to travel.
Website https://juliahuni.com/
Blog https://juliahuni.com/blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/HuniJulia
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TrianaMooreSpaceJanitor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18210809.Julia_Huni
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Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek @srnemoauthor #ChristmasRomance #Books It’s #ChristmasRomance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find Christmas Romances to download and read. Take a peek at each one and check out their other books. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Snowed In by Shannon Nemechek

I met her, the girl of my dreams. We shared a kiss, we fell in love…and then I was deployed.
Now I’m back, but I’m no longer the man I used to be. I’m injured, scarred, and chances are I might never fully recover.
My heart still belongs to her—Annabelle—but my love for her demands I let her go. She deserves more than a broken man’s love, more than what I can offer.
But now, as I stare at her beautiful face, the sight of her cracking my heart in two, I pray I can be strong enough not to succumb to temptation. Both of us need time alone with our thoughts, so we came to the one place that made us feel whole again.
Now we’re trapped in her family cabin, and I can’t help but wonder whether being snowed in with Annabelle is a wonderful mistake…or a disaster waiting to happen.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076X75Y9K/

Noble Holidays by Anthea Lawson

From Book 1: “A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays. Between caring for her elderly father and managing a household barely out of mourning, she has no time for the softer things in life.
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
Heat level: Sweet
Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set short story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages).
“A sugary Christmas treat for those who love romance… Among the standouts, Anthea Lawson’s traditional Regency story, a Countess for Christmas.” – Publisher’s Weekly review of Christmas Ghosts anthology
NOTE: A Countess for Christmas is included in the new holiday anthology Noble Holidays, along with A Duke for Midwinter, A Prince for Yuletide, and A Nobleman’s Noel

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTCHNL/

The Southern Comfort Christmas by Barbara Lohr

A Christmas wedding becomes chaos for Harper and Cameron in this heartwarming romance, a sequel to Finding Southern Comfort. Mistletoe and magnolias turn to mayhem when Savannah meets Chicago. Families can’t agree about anything, from the venue to the menu. Harper’s heart sure isn’t in it. Her mother’s wedding gown isn’t the only thing that doesn’t fit. The impending celebration frustrates the Savannah couple as they’re swept into a frantic countdown to Christmas. When Cameron’s sidelined by a broken ankle, his little girl Bella reverts to bad habits. Only in each other’s arms can the bride and groom find comfort while around them the planning threatens to become a second Civil War.
Cameron’s family refuses to travel to the “frozen hinterlands,” and Harper’s glorious wedding day frays further. Frozen pipes and water damage cause a change in plans. But even when the ceremony is moved to Cameron’s Savannah mansion, his family might be a no-show.
Harper’s friend Julep suggests a solution and Cameron’s mama reluctantly agrees to handle the menu. When the dreaded chicken becomes jambalaya, hope is on the horizon. A trip to Bleubelle’s provides the dress of Harper’s dreams, and everything seems to finally be falling into place. But not quite … and that’s the fun of this continuing southern saga.

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38gl9d

Lady Charlotte’s Christmas Vigil by Caroline Warfield

Lady Charlotte dreams of the splendors of Rome. She convinced four lofty trustees to let her accompany her young brother on his Grand Tour. She defied her chaperone who decided the comforts of Baden with her bosom bow were preferable to Italy. She agreed to stop in Venice along the way, but Rome is within reach. At least it would be if her foolish brother hadn’t tried to imitate his idol, Lord Byron and swim the Grand Canal. Now he is ill with putrid fever and Charlotte’s dream is fading fast.
Fever is nothing new to Salvatore Caresini. He lost his wife to one and, as a physician, tries to keep his city well free of it. He isn’t about to let an independent young woman put herself at risk nursing the sick. When he brings her home to keep her out of trouble, she works her way into his household, the lives of his children, and his mother’s routines. Will she worm her way into his heart as well? If she does, what will happen to her dreams?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0758NLYV2/

The Christmas Proposal by Cheryl Wright

When a transfer to the tiny town of Winston Montana, presents itself, Noah Gleeson jumps on it. This is a chance to heal his broken heart and put tragedy behind him.
Then he meets Mandy Scott. The fiery redhead gets under his skin far too quickly, which should have set alarm bells ringing. Against his better judgement, he agrees to become Mandy’s pretend boyfriend for her family’s annual Christmas party. Mandy has never taken a date to the party, but this year will be different, purely to keep her parents off her back.
Can Noah continue to see Mandy without tearing apart his heart? And what will Mandy do when their pretense becomes reality?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HN3KJ32

A Reel Christmas in Romance by JJ DiBenedetto

Owner of the lone movie theater in Romance, Marianne Carter loves the old movies she shows on the big screen. She’s just struck up an email friendship with a newcomer to town. Unaware of his identity but feeling loyal to him, she fights her attraction to a handsome man she keeps bumping into around town.
Under a false identity, Jack Nelson comes to Romance to investigate the historic movie theater and decide if it should receive the status of a historical landmark. Little does he know the woman sending him charming emails is the same one who owns the theater.
While Marianne’s theater plays the old classic film The Shop Around the Corner, Marianne and Jack unknowingly play out the same story in real life. Will they figure it out in time to write their own happy ending?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HL6YYMP/

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

Alone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.
Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland. Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.
On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.
Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?
A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Universal book link https://www.books2read.com/u/mVBJEM

Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander

Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.
Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.
With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0764CJ24W

His Christmas Wish by Melissa McClone

Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.
Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.
Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.
As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she’ll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on…love?

Amazon http://www.books2read.com/u/bQ91O0

The Santa Bargain by Robin Michaela

Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.
Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.
Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.
After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077996MP2.

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It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Widower’s Christmas Wish by Cheryl Wright. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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The Widower’s Christmas Wish by Cheryl Wright

In her wildest dreams Charlotte Montgomery never thought she’d ever become a mail order bride.
On discovering her parents have arranged for her to marry an elderly rich man who has already disposed of two wives, she has no option but to flee for her life.
Sheriff Angus Doyle needs a mother for his daughter after his sister can no longer care for her. Desperation has him sending for a mail order bride.
Is the undeniable attraction between the two of them, when they first meet, enough to overcome their secrets? He has a child he hasn’t mentioned, and she is a runaway?
Author’s Promise: This is a heartwarming Christmas novella with a happily ever after ending and no cliffhangers. It is a clean and wholesome story with nothing more than hugs, kisses, and holding hands.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K9PGQMV/

Bold in Honor by Alexa Aston

Bold in Honor by Alexa Aston #FreeBookFriday #Read1381 A.D. — As the Peasants’ Rebellion spreads throughout England, King Richard counts on Sir Ancel de Montfort to restore order in Kent and Essex. The king commands Ancel to secure Highfield, an estate near London, and houses royal troops there to defend the area.
Lady Margery Ormond flees Highfield as the uprising begins and members of her noble family are slaughtered. Sir Ancel rescues her in the midst of battle and returns Margery to her home, swearing to protect her. Margery loses her heart to the dashing knight and is thrilled when the king decides to reward Ancel by gifting him with Highfield and marriage to Margery.
But Margery’s stepbrother, Thurstan Vivers, escaped the peasants’ onslaught and arrives unexpectedly to claim his inheritance—and control of Margery’s fate. Can Ancel find a way to wed the woman he loves, despite Vivers’ plan to sell Margery to the highest bidder?
Join Ancel and Margery as they seek an answer that will allow them to unite in holy matrimony.
Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Download your free book: http://amzn.com/B078R8683T
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Desire’s Destiny by Bethany DrakeDesire's Destiny by Bethany Drake #FreeBookFriday #Read

Heather can’t believe she is the only person on Earth who can protect Storm, the ambassador from Vespia. It has something to do with some pheromone the Vespian males exude. Although everyone says she’s immune, she doesn’t agree. There is something about the man that makes her desire skyrocket whenever she is around him.
Storm finds Heather fascinating; her bright violet eyes hold a world of emotions in them. He’s drawn to her and wants her with a depth he’s never experienced before.
When she becomes the focal point of several kidnapping attempts, he realizes she’s going to need his protection: the perfect excuse to get to know her better.
Publisher’s Note: This is a steamy science-fiction romance tale.
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Whispers in the Dark by Kris BockWhispers in the Dark by Kris Bock #FreeBookFriday #Read

Whispers in the Dark is romantic suspense with archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. Reviewers give it a 4.3 star average: “A great read with a strong plot line and likeable characters!”
Whispers in the Dark: Archaeology student Kylie Hafford craves adventure when she heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Romance isn’t in her plans, but she soon meets two sexy men: Danesh looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past, and Sean is a charming, playful tourist. The summer heats up as Kylie uncovers mysteries, secrets, and terrors in the dark. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive–and to save the man she’s come to love.
Whispers in the Dark, romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest, will appeal to fans of Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels, and Terry Odell.
This title stands alone and is not part of a series.
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My Way to You by Lyndell WilliamsMy Way to You by Lyndell Williams #FreeBookFriday #Read

Lawyer Simon Young is smart, confident, and adept at keeping things with women casual–until he meets his best friend Marcus’s sister, Regina. Immediately intrigued by Regina’s beauty, Simon becomes increasingly enthralled and ultimately risks his friendship to have her for himself.
Social justice writer and activist Regina Kent is usually cautious and savvy. Yet, unable to resist her attraction to the handsome Simon, she plunges into a torrid affair, knowing that she chances angering big brother and her less tolerant followers, many of whom will not accept that one of their most popular pro-Black bloggers is dating an Asian man.
As their clandestine romance evolves, Simon and Regina fall deeper in love. Making sure that things stay between them becomes progressively impossible, and neither knows how much longer they can keep Marcus in the dark and the world at bay.
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A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle AllenA Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read

Alone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes.
Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…
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