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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Better than Cake by Lisa Carlisle.
Better than Cake 

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Title Better than Cake
Genre Contemporary erotic romance
Author Name Lisa Carlisle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R


After the worst fight
of their relationship, the last place Stephanie wants to be is a wedding reception.
She still can’t get over what happened. Could their five years of marriage be destroyed
after a blast of heated words? Johnny suggested separating. Separating! Now with
her marriage on the line, she has to put on a brave face and pretend love is grand.
Johnny doesn’t know
why he’d freaked out the way he had and is left with one emotion. Regret. He doesn’t
want to lose Stephanie. He must find her and make things right.
Stephanie enters the
reception, fearing the end of her marriage. Johnny has something else in mind—a
much more decadent proposal that will turn her friend’s wedding into an event they’ll
never forget.

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 Sinful Rewards 1 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Sinful Rewards 1 by Cynthia Sax.

About the Book

Title Sinful Rewards 1
Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author Name Cynthia Sax
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R


Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s
what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous
and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.
Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope
and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious,
the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and
that makes him all the more enticing.
But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to
do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always
claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of
being watched.
Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side
or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

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The Camera Never Lies 
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at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb,
buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is The
Camera Never Lies by Margie Church.

About the Book

Title The Camera
Never Lies
Genre LGBT, Gay Romance
Author Name Margie
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Having sex
with his girlfriend has begun to feel like a job to nature photographer Kevin Marks.
A year of sexual ennui prompts him to head for the solitude of his Minnesota cabin,
in search of his lost passion—which he finds in the form of Teak Hidalgo. Kevin
can’t resist the gorgeous Texan. Their fateful meeting takes Kevin’s life in a new
direction, professionally and personally.
Before long,
Teak resuscitates Kevin’s flat-lined libido, becoming the perfect tour guide to
a sexual territory Kevin has only fantasized about. Teak provides the safety Kevin
needs to finally be who he truly is, and the men embark on a romance better than
anything Kevin ever imagined. But their sexy seclusion can’t last forever. All too
soon, reality, obligation and envy threaten to sever the couple’s fledgling connection.
A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Note: This book was previously published elsewhere as Hard as Teak.

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Siege of the Heart

About Siege of the Heart

Genre: Medieval Romance
Author Name: Elise Cyr
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Interview with Elise Cyr

Why did you write this book?
As a lover of history, I have always been fascinated by accounts
of how one person can have a profound effect on events. This story started with
one person as well: William Malet who was an English advisor to Duke William as
he prepared to cross the channel and take England for his own. I wondered at how
an Englishman could come to help a Norman take over his homeland, and figured there
must be others in England who would be in a position to help Duke William in the
conquest, given the charged political climate. Thus, my heroine’s father, Lord Bernard
Dumont, was born, a man with conflicting loyalties who could ease the way for Duke
William’s rule. His actions set the book’s plot into motion and are the means of
placing my English-born but Norman-blooded heroine in the path of the hero—one of
William’s honor-bound knights.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance! I found romance novels in my early teens. Classics by
Jane Austin and the Brontë Sisters, gothic suspense by Victoria Holt, Harlequin
Superromances, and the audacious but unputdownable bodice rippers. I read them all,
but something about historicals in particular kept me coming back for more. The
appeal of another time and place, love that risks everything, and of course the
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
I think Lizzie Bennett will always have a special place in my
heart, along with Egyptologist Amelia Peabody in Elizabeth Peters’ mystery series.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
It’s hard to only pick a few… There’s a special place in my heart
for nearly all Masterpiece Theatre productions. I’ve been enjoying the first two
seasons of Elementary and love watching standup comedy. Movies-wise, I’ve always
been a fan of James Bond, the original Star Wars trilogy (which has some medieval
tropes, surprisingly), and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I’m currently revising another medieval story set during the
crusades. After that, I have a another book I want to write, but I’m still thinking
about it—often I let stories simmer in the back of my mind until the pot boils over,
so to speak, and I’m compelled to start writing.
Please tell us about your latest book.
It’s a medieval romance called Siege of the Heart from Kensington,
set during the Norman Conquest of England, with a knight seeking his place in the
world and noblewoman struggling to hold on to all she holds dear. It’s the first
novel I ever got to “The End” on. It has taught me so much about writing
and myself, and I’m so glad to share it with the world.
He fought for king and country, but that battle is nothing
compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.
Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the
Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle
gates. Alexandre d’Èvreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new
king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family.
Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight
at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.
For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a
generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for
love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted
dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of
helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he
chooses to accept her.
Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel
have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper
into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?
CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme
affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the
overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.

Author Bio

Elise Cyr has always loved adventure, romance, and happy endings.
She writes primarily in the medieval period. Because there’s still so much we don’t
know about that time in history, the writer’s imagination is essential for fleshing
out the research and making it come to life on the page. Plus swords and castles
are just plain fun. She lives in New Mexico with her husband and the sweetest dog
ever. When she’s not writing, she hikes, bikes, cooks, and (of course) reads. Siege
of the Heart is her debut medieval romance.

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RLF Gem Award 

Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.

The Top Blogger was author E Ayers.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!

  1. E Ayers
  2. Adrienne
  3. Lisabet
  4. Daisy Banks
  5. Loc Glin
Honorable mention: Jocie McKade, Jana
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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Anita Cox, Brenda
Corey Dunne, DP Denman, Em Petrova, H Lewis-Foster, Houston Havens, Jami Gray, Jennifer
Lynne, JoAnne Myers, Juli D Revezzo, Kris Bock, Lauren Linwood, Louisa Bacio, Lucy
Felthouse, Renee Dunne, Sabrina York, TD Hassett, Tina Gayle, Veronica Bale, Wendy
Lynn Clark
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