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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Want to read good books? Try #RLFblog #amreading #booksIf you like to read good books, the Romance Lives Forever blog is a great spot to find them. The blog features authors and new books from all genres. You can discover good books and awesome stories every day. Finding a great author can take time. If you’ve sampled books on Amazon, joined sites that promise sales and freebies, spent time cruising around booksellers, bookstores, and talking to friends, you know that to be true.

Romance Lives Forever is always on the lookout for an awesome new book and we will share one with you every day. You can choose from multiple genres, read interviews, and search for specific authors or books. It’s easy to follow the blog on social media, via RSS, or email.

There are author interviews and character interviews. Authors have a chance to share their backlist, new books, and to announce new releases. One fun type of post is called Cover Love. It’s quick and easy, providing only a blurb, where to buy the book, and giving a nice intro to the author. Use the menu to search for genres you enjoy. Click Romance and a host of subgenres drops down. Some of those also have subgenres such Paranormal >Ghost >Shapeshifter, or Military >SEALs. How many can you find?

All posts on Romance Lives Forever offer a way to find good books and beginning soon, we’ll also feature audiobooks.

Check out the book covers at the top and sides of the blog. Clicking these will take you to a place to read more and offer a link to buy.

Pull up a comfy chair, sit back, and cruise through the site. There are currently over 1500 posts, so chances are you’ll find good books in your favorite genre. Welcome to the RLFblog, where you can discover authors and books every day.

Tip for finding good books

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Follow the hashtag #RLFblog to discover authors and books every day.

I’m excited to share this blog with you and look forward to hearing what you’d like to see. Let me know in the comments. I read every one.

Today’s featured book is Counterfeits, a Romantic Suspense by Kris Bock.

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

“Counterfeits is the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I first read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners, and Kris Bock used all the things I love about this genre. Appealing lead characters, careful development of the mysterious danger facing one or both of those characters, a great location that is virtually a character on its own, interesting secondary characters who might or might not be involved or threatened, and many surprises building up to the climax.” 5 Stars – Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog

“Counterfeits is a good mystery and will keep people guessing for most of the story. In fact, I was flipping fast through pages because I wanted to know how the story ended. There were lots of secrets and lots of surprises, so that moved the pace of the plot along nicely and kept me engaged in the story. Kris Bock is a mystery mastermind and did a nice job with that aspect of the story. I also liked the complex relationships in the story. Jenny never had it easy, and it was nice to see a heroine struggle to make it work with her friends and family (like it can be in real life).” Readers Favorite Reviews

Genre: romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: Pig River Press
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQOEE9M/

Kris Bock Social Media

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town.

The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In The Skeleton Canyon Treasure, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle.

Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com
Website http://www.krisbock.com/
Blog http://swarmchairtraveler.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kris_bock
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kris-Bock-Author-Page/174350342612332
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/krisbockbooks/boards/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4735592.Kris_Bock
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/krisbock
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/5Dd_f

Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romanceWelcome Yoshiyuki Ly author of Venus and Lysander, a new Historical Romance.

Why did you write this book?

LGBT historical romances typically focus on forbidden relationships. I decided to add fantasy elements and a made-up setting to mostly distance myself from that reality. It’s a fresh take on that type of era along with some social commentary so as to not make it completely unrealistic.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Philosophy.

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

Noah from Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx. He goes through many hardships as a refugee in a foreign city. I admire his muted tenacity as he pushes on.

What are you working on at the moment?

A distant follow-up to Venus and Lysander that wraps up the plot I’ve built up in this world. It’s a romance with fantasy elements, but set in a more contemporary time period.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully the one I mentioned above.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre: Historical romance/fantasy.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R.

Living as a nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment. Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires. Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress.

Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is all they can count on to survive.

Solstice Publishing http://mybook.to/venusandlysander

Yoshiyuki Ly Social Media

Yoshiyuki Ly was born in San Diego, CA. She lived there until moving away to college. In high school, she began writing fanfiction as a serious hobby. Her pen name represents her multiracial heritage and a unique, diverse outlook that reflects in her work. She is a writer and a gamer.

Website / Blog http://yoshiyuki-ly.livejournal.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/LyLikeLee
Facebook http://facebook.com/yoshiyukily
Goodreads http://goodreads.com/Yoshiyuki_ly
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Yoshiyuki-Ly/e/B01G5GL09C/

 

Discover Authors and Books #RLFblog #authors #books @kayelleallenThe banner on Romance Lives Forever says, “Discover Authors and Books with Kayelle Allen” and this is the second blog where that has appeared. Today’s post is the first official “new” article on the second. The first blog was on our origin site on Blogspot. I pledge to continue helping readers find good authors and good books, in that order.

Discover Authors and Books

To discover an author one can enjoy reading takes time. I’ve sampled books on Amazon, joined sites that promise sales and freebies, spent time cruising around booksellers, bookstores, and talked to friends. I read. I read every single day. I am always on the lookout for an awesome new book. So believe me, I am serious when it comes to helping you discover authors and books on this site.

To discover a book, one must know the genre. On this site, a drop down menu allows readers to immediately find books by their genre and/or subgenre. Click Romance in the menu and subgenres drop down. Point to each to see if there are subgenres below those (for example, Romance>Military>SEALs). Look under Science Fiction and you’ll find Immortals, Science Fiction Romance, and Time Travel. There are other subgenres as well. Poke through the menus to discover more. Whatever you like to read, if RLFblog doesn’t have it yet, we likely will. Leave a note in the comments about what you’d like to see.

Authors, speaking as one of the breed, I want you to feel at home here. I pledge to do my best to make it easy for you to share your books and stories. If you have questions or issues, just email me. I’ll get back to you ASAP. Get downloads, check the schedule, or sign up for a new spot by clicking the “Guests + About RLF” menu. There’s a simple privacy policy listed and a note about how we use cookies under the “Privacy and Disclosure” menu. My hero, Pietas, has a few choice words to say about the uselessness of cookies and all the warnings we offer about them. He’s not what you’d call famous for his sense of humor (after all, he is known as the Bringer of Chaos) but I have to say he pulled out all the stops on a deadpan delivery for this one.

Now, I’ll get out of the way and let you start discovering. Enter the name of a genre, author, or book in the search box (upper left corner) and see what comes up. Cruise through the site and check out the author and character interviews. If you’re an author, go to the FAQ page and see how easy it is to sign up (you can pick your own dates) and begin sharing your books here.

If you’re new, welcome! If you’re a previous follower, welcome back!

 

~ Kayelle Allen

Play Is It True with today’s guest Sayara St Clair, author of Hurt Me Heal Me, an Erotic Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
After the death of her Master, Caitlin Bennett discovers years of abuse and sadistic cruelty at his hands have made her a slave to pain. To reach her peak, Cait needs the type of extreme agony few responsible Doms are willing to dole out, especially Doms like Paul Nelson. Willing to offer the love she craves, Paul’s nearly perfect—except for his aversion to the whip.

Paul refuses to hurt Cait, instead attempting to recondition her through patience and trust. But the longer Cait suffers from lack of sexual release, the more she’s convinced her mind and body are irrevocably programmed. And time to convince her otherwise is running out. Waiting in the wings is a newbie Dom who’s determined to have Cait for his own…who’s learning the whip just for her.

Caitlin will soon have to choose—the man who can give her what she wants? Or the man who can give her what she needs?

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Yes.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, it’s part of the Dante’s Purgatory Series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Oh yes, I did indeed. My characters love waking me up at 4.30-5.00 am with fantastic bits of dialogue that I can’t ignore. I think it’s to get back at me for all the trauma I put them through.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I spent a lot of time researching shibari/kinbaku techniques. Sometimes, though, I’d get a bit lost staring at beautiful, evocative photos of people tied up in rope. Oh well, I’m only human.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No, they’re all human…well, except for Ivan (Caitlin’s sadistic ex-Master). He’s barely human.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. It falls into the categories of Erotica as well as Contemporary Romance.
you speak more than one language?
Yes. I learnt Italian at school and I remember some of that. And now, I’m learning to speak Thai.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I was born in Australia, but about eight years ago, I moved to Thailand. Let’s just say, extreme culture shock ensued.
you love to read?
YES! I’m a voracious little bookworm.
you are never late?
No. I used to be on time for everything. And now that I have my own family, we are late for every. Single. Thing.
you love pizza?
Yes. If it has meat/chicken, pineapple and chilli on it, I’m happy. You give me something that’s called seafood in the shape of sticks, I’m gonna get cross.
you love sushi?
No. I prefer my food cooked to within an inch of its life.
you have a pet?
Yes, I have fish. I used to have dogs back home, but unfortunately my tiny Thai garden isn’t suitable for puppies. The kind of puppies I like—the ones I used to have—are Rottweilers and Bullmastiffs. They would tear this place up before I could blink!
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon: http://bit.ly/HMHMebook

Sayara St Clair Social Media

Sayara St. Clair is an erotic romance author who writes intense, emotionally charged tales, featuring dominant alpha males sporting either fangs or floggers.

Sayara has a Science Degree, majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Working in both the fields of Serology and Tissue Banking, she got to do lots of cool and sometimes slightly weird stuff. She was employed as the Manager/Buyer for Furniture Retail stores, where she had a chance to unleash her inner Interior Decorator. And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. Now she’s a writer and has discovered it’s her favorite thing to do. She’s also learned that writing sultry romantic fiction is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles.

When she’s not writing, she may be most commonly found on the sofa reading, in the kitchen baking, or in the garden planting. She loves eighties music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.

Website: http://sayarastclair.com
Blog: http://www.sayarastclair.com/wp/blog-2/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sayarastclair
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sayarastclairauthor
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sayarastclair
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8436179.Sayara_St_Clair
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00MGB0JKW

 

Liza shares a bit of history.
Why did humans come to Hope?
Because they not only destroyed Earth but then they ruined the first planet they escaped to, which called originally called Hope (then renamed it Hopeless as it became crammed full of formally rich and totally useless people). Always the optimist, or perhaps, simply lacking creativity, they name this planet Hope as well.
What did the fairies think about them naming their planet Hope?
They couldn’t care less. Frankly, naming a planet just seemed silly. But it amused them enough that they would name little rocks silly names like ‘Rocky’, paint them and give them to each other on the human’s silly holiday.
Since when the ship first arrived, the Fairies welcomed them and let them name the planet, the humans assumed they were the new masters. The three to four foot tall fairies, who looked like humans, since their wings were hidden, had happy demeanors and were most helpful finding them nice places to live. Thus, the humans were not frightened by the little people. In fact, due to a serious shortage of human women, the men were most happy to mate with the taller of the little women.
And this is exactly how Rana, our soon to be Teenage Queen came to be. Her father was a human, but her mother was a powerful fairy, and so is Rana. She’ll need it for the troubles ahead.
Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle. Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.

Liza O’Connor Social Media

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

 

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