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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Today’s featured book is Knockout Love by Susan V. Vaughn.

About the Book

Title Knockout Love
Genre contemporary romance
Author Susan V. Vaughn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
She just might be the woman of his dreams….
Maggie Heugan has her life all planned out, from her engagement to a handsome doctor, to her perfect nursing career. Then why does a chance meeting with a captivating stranger, have her questioning everything she has ever known?
Pro wrestler, Sean Miller is on a fast track to his destiny, until an unexpected injury derails his course. Now he can’t refrain from chasing the enticingly beautiful Nurse Maggie, when she just might hold the key to healing him in more ways than one.
For these two conflicted lovers, life spirals out of control, when Love collides with destiny.

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Publisher  Inkspell Publishing

About the Author

Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk.  Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings.  When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories.  Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.  
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

Author Social Media

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

I have worked as an attorney, winery tasting room manager, and retail business owner, but nothing beats the thrill of writing humorously-ever-after romances.
I reside in New England, although I fantasize about spending the rest of my days in a tropical locale, wearing flip flops year-round, or in Regency London, scandalizing the ton.

Interview with Donna Cummings

Why did you write this book?
I was invited to be part of an anthology of Regency Christmas stories. I write Regencies, and had always wanted to write a Christmas story, so this was the perfect opportunity. I did some research on holiday traditions in that era and next thing I knew, I had a story brewing in my head with a widow who wants to have her very first love affair, and a hero who can’t seem to banish his regrets from a past Christmas season.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I write Regencies and contemporaries, so I tend to stay away from those while I’m writing. Which means I usually read romantic suspense, because it’s not something I’ll probably ever write. I wish I could though!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I’m a devoted fan of Sam Starrett from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series. He’s heroic, but with flaws that make you want to give him a cuddle or a smack, depending on how he responds to certain situations. I never get tired of reading (and re-reading) his stories.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m working on a few things – another seasonal Regency story, and another humorous contemporary, and there’s a long list of stories waiting their turn when these are done! I even got a new idea for a Regency series while sitting in stalled traffic the other day. I think 2017 is going to be a book-filled year.
Please tell us about your latest book.

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance. Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas!
In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after? A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem. A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson’s Joy to the Earl. A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella. In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences. A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.
This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

About the Book

Title Lord Misrule, part of A Very Wicked Christmas anthology
Genre Regency Historical
Author Donna Cummings
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R

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Author Social Media

The Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Vicki Batman

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus

on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. This month I was very surprised to
find myself in the running for both top blogger and top chatter. That’s never happened
before. The Cancer Awareness week tribute to a late friend and the MFRW
Founding Day tribute put me in both 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Thank
you for the wonderful support. There was a tie for 5th place. I have noted the Cancer Awareness posts below.

Congratulations to each one!
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
3 Dee Owens (Cancer Awareness)
4 Emily Mims
5 Lloyd Meeker (Cancer Awareness), Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Honorable mention:  Merry Holly

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
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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:
Andrea Downing, Beverly Ovalle (Pets for Vets),
Carmen Stefanescu, Houston Havens, Jordan K Rose (Cancer Awareness), Kate
Hill, Kathy Kulig, Kendra Saunders, Krista
Ames, Laurel Richards, Lauren Linwood, Livia Quinn (Cancer Awareness), Marie
Johnston, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Paul Lonardo, Rebecca Barber, Rue Allyn,
Tina Gayle (Cancer Awareness).
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