Back to Top

  • First Slide

  • Second Slide

  • Third Slide

Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jessi McPherson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Unburdened by Jessi McPherson

Dillon- She was lifeless, she was gone, I knew it. I’d lost her. My world was crashing down again and the darkness was invading me…
Josilyn- Something awoke within. Something I buried deep after Wade. With all we’ve survived, can he still love the monster I’m sure I’ll become?
Find out what happens in the stunning sequel to Burdened Souls.
Barnes and Noble

Jessi McPherson Social Media

Hi all, I’m Jessi Mcpherson. I live in a small town in Iowa right on the banks of The Mighty Mississippi. I started writing when I was about 10 years old. Almost every girl has a journal but I not only had fun stories of the day but poems and short stories that popped in my head. I love fantasy and romance novels and read almost daily. I like to find my inspiration in everyday life. That’s one of my goals is to find one thing every day that inspires me. I grew up an army brats so I have traveled to a few places over the years. I have two amazing children and a very amazing husband. They thankfully put up with crazy work schedules because being a mom and a writer isn’t enough but I am also the general manager of Sidelines Sports bar in my home town. No matter how busy I find time for it all. I do hope you enjoy my books and I look forward to writing more.


Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads each week. You can download a free book in almost any genre and heat level. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!


Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free reads
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your copy here:
(requires newsletter sign up)

Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of

Secret Crush by Victoria Pinder

Romantic Suspense
For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral.

Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit in the House of Morgan?

Download your copy here:
(requires newsletter sign up)

Trainable by Mary Winter

Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsErotic Romance
Trisha was excited that her boyfriend wanted to learn how to ride horses and share in her sport. When he fell off a month before regionals, everything changed. Now, Trisha needs to decide if she’s okay pursuing her equestrian passion solo, and let her work at 2 Hearts Rescue South be fulfilling, or if she needs a partner who loves riding as much as she does.
Jacob thought they were doing okay, each pursuing their own sport. He’s a gymnast, one with an Olympic hope. But once he gets a taste of riding, he knows he wants more. The question is to balance his professional aspirations with his personal one, and make sure that Trisha knows, she’s the woman he wants–forever. No training required.

Download your copy here:
(requires newsletter sign up)

Their Secret Paradise by J Rose Allister

Paranormal Romance
Where the gods Love and Lust reside, no one will leave untouched…
Parapsychology grad Gina Munson finds her uncle’s island resort fascinating, but dangerous to her love life. The passion-stirring power of the island caused her heartache before. Now, she’s determined to study the phenomenon without falling victim to the resort’s special “charms.”
Contractor David Gilroy wouldn’t believe in the island’s alleged poRead Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readswer even if he knew about it. He’s only interested in his building job…until he sees Gina sunbathing topless. Gina knows she can’t trust what they’re feeling. How can David convince her his passion is real? What if it isn’t?

Download your copy here:
(requires newsletter sign up)

The Apple Tree by Lynnette Sofras

Read Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free readsContemporary Romance
This novel was previously published by Prism Book Group (formerly Inspired Romance Novels) and was their Grand Prize Winner in December 2011. Escaping from your past is never easy, as junior hospital doctor Juliet discovers when she tries to start afresh, leaving both her marriage and her career behind. Love blossoms rapidly when she meets the mysterious and forthright Nicholas, who seems to herald the new beginning she craves. But Nicholas isn’t quite what he seems—and also holds strong views on the subject of marriage that she fails to take seriously. The past quickly dissolves into insignificance as their all-consuming romance propels them forward, but Juliet has to learn the price of happiness in the cruellest way possible. Will she be able to tackle the painful roots of her past in order for her future to grow strong and healthy?

Free on Amazon


Alien Contact for Idiots by Edward Hoornaert

Science Fiction RomanceRead Read Read - It's #FreeBookFriday on #RLFblog Join us for a collection of free reads
What’s a woman gonna do when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?

When Native Americans from an alternate timeline move their huge island nation to our Earth, Seattle biologist Ell Harmon makes the first alien contact with Prince Tro Eaglesbrood. She yearns to help the technologically advanced newcomers settle peacefully…if that’s truly what they seek. While she and Tro are quarantined together, the world holds its breath, wondering if the aliens are refugees or invaders. She’s in the best position to judge whether their goodwill is honest or a trick, but how can she reassure anyone about them when she fears Tro is seducing her solely for the good of his kingdom?

Download your copy here:
(requires newsletter sign up)

Bookmark this site and come back for more great books!


To Be a Spy by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyromanceJessie Clever, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

To Be a Spy by Jessie Clever

Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.

Samuel Black must make a decision: to be a spy like his father or follow his heart.

Either is likely to give his mother chest pains.

For Samuel is no longer a lad with the ambitious and noble wish of being a lamplighter to keep the seedy streets of London safe. About to embark on university, his mind stirs with the thoughts of creating a policing force in London to safeguard its citizens. Held back by his family’s legacy as spies, Samuel does not make his ideas known.

But when he stops a would-be purse-snatcher, his path unexpectedly veers into that of one Miss Penelope Paiget, and suddenly, Samuel must make a choice.

To Be a Spy picks up seven years after the conclusion of the Spy Series, a historical romantic suspense series following the adventures of a family of spies during the Napoleonic Wars.

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
Barnes and Noble

Jessie Clever Social Media

Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.

Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.

Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

Amazon Author Page

Rishalt by Aurora Springer @AuroraSpringer #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceToday’s featured book is Rishalt, a science fiction adventure and romance by Aurora Springer.
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.
Dr. Nikki Bell is devastated when the Watchers reappear without her alien lover. Why did he return to his home planet without even leaving a message? In search of answers, Nikki jumps at the chance to join the diplomatic team invited to visit the aliens’ home world. On Rishalt, she must contend with the intricacies of Warrish society and an undercurrent of hostility.
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he endures a perilous exile on a wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the alien interstellar technology, while Warrish dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?
Book 2 of Taxyon Space
Genre Science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Aurora Springer
Barnes and Noble

Aurora Springer Social Media

Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. She has invented adventures in weird worlds for as long as she can remember. In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition to publish her stories. Her works are character-driven romances set in weird worlds described with a sprinkle of humor. Some of the stories were composed thirty years ago. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.
Amazon Author Page


Is It True: Drakon's Past by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRPlay Is It True with today’s guest NJ Walters, author of Drakon’s Past, a paranormal 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.
Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.
Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: paranormal romance/shifter
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?
this book is part of a series?
Yes. This is book 4 of the Blood of the Drakon series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
you did research for this book?
Yes. Travel guides and YouTube videos are very useful.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. The hero in Drakon’s Past is not fully human. He’s a drakon, which is the son of a pure-blooded dragon and a human female. Dragons came to our world 4000 years ago, had sons with human women and left, leaving their half-breed sons behind. Drakons have the primal instincts and power of the dragon combined with the intellect and emotions of a human.
this book has more than one genre?
It’s a paranormal/shapeshifter/contemporary romance.
you speak more than one language?
you grew up where you live now?
you love to read?
YES! I have to read every day or I just don’t feel right.
you are never late?
Never. I tend to be early.
you love pizza?
Yum. Absolutely. Vegetarian pizza for me.
you love sushi?
Never had it and don’t really want to.
you have a pet?
No. I’m allergic to cats and my apartment building won’t allow dogs.
Where can we find your book online?
Barnes and Noble

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Amazon Author Page


Jana Richards, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Let’s chat with the sisters from the Love at Solace Lake series.

Love at Solace Lake series by Jana Richards @JanaRichards_ #RLFblog #contemporaryromance

Character Interview – the Lindquist Sisters

The last book in my new three book contemporary romance series, Love at Solace Lake, releases on March 28, 2018. The series centers around three sisters who inherit a run-down fishing lodge in Minnesota from their grandparents. Each of the sisters has a different reaction to the inheritance. They grew up at Solace Lake Lodge, raised by their grandparents after their parents drowned there in what was ruled by the police as a murder/suicide.

I’d like to introduce you to the Lindquist sisters – Harper, the responsible oldest sister, Scarlet, the troubled middle child and Maggie, the secretive baby of the family. It’s three weeks before Christmas and six weeks before the series begins. Scarlet has arranged a conference call with her sisters:

Scarlett: Harper? Maggie? Are you there?

Harper: I’m here! It’s wonderful to hear your voice. We haven’t talked in forever.

Scarlett: It’s only been a few weeks.

Harper: Maybe, but it feels like a year. Chicago is so far away. I can’t wait to see you again. When are you going to arrive here at the lodge?

Scarlett: Yeah, about that–

Maggie: Hi. Sorry I’m late. (Yawns.) Did I miss anything?

Scarlett: (with sarcasm) I hope we’re not keeping you up.

Maggie: Give it a rest, Scarlet. I just got home from the restaurant and I’m exhausted.

Harper: I’m happy you were able to make the call, sweetheart. And I’m thankful you arranged it, Scarlet. It gives us a chance to discuss our plans for Christmas.

Scarlet and Maggie together: About Christmas…

Harper: What about it?

Maggie: I’m sorry, Harper, but I can’t come out to the lodge for Christmas. I have to work. The restaurant is really busy over Christmas and I’m the chef with least seniority.

Harper: Oh. Well, okay. What if Scarlet and I come to Minneapolis and stay at your place? I could cook a turkey and we can open presents when you get home. That way we could still be together, even if it’s not at the lodge.

Scarlett: Harper, I’m sorry but I’m not coming home for Christmas either. That’s why I wanted to talk to you. I’m going to Cancun with friends.

Harper: Oh.

Scarlett: I need to get away and have some fun in the sun. You, know. Drink a few margaritas and flirt with good-looking men.

Harper: Yeah, sure.

Scarlett: I’m sorry, Harper. Please don’t be angry.

Harper: No, of course not. I’m not angry.

Maggie: Maybe not, but you’re disappointed. I can hear it in your voice.

Harper: Well sure, I would have liked to be with you both for Christmas, but since that’s not in the cards, it makes another decision easier for me. My boss at Miller’s Resort asked me to work over the holidays because so many other waitresses were asking for time off. But I wanted to see what you two were doing before I committed. Now I can tell her yes.

Maggie: You’re not just saying that to make us feel better, are you?

Harper: No, of course not. The restaurant is short-staffed. And I could always use the money.

Scarlett: To pay the heating bills in that old heap, no doubt. Why don’t you sell the lodge, or what’s left of it, and come live with me in Chicago? I’d love to have you nearby.

Harper: I’d love to be close to you, too, but I can’t leave the lodge. Grampa gave it to all three of us. He’d want it to stay in the family. He’d want all three of us to work here together.

Maggie: You know that’s not going to happen. Even if I was interested, the lodge is a wreck, and we don’t have the money to make it a viable business again.

Harper: Yeah, but if we could find the money–

Scarlett: Nobody’s going to be crazy enough to loan you money, Harper. It’s too risky an investment. Sell the lodge and move someplace new. The lodge belongs in the past.

Harper: (quietly) Were you so unhappy at the lodge, Scarlet?

Scarlett: There are a lot of bad memories there.

Harper: Not all bad, I hope.

Maggie: There were happy times, too. Like the Christmases when Grampa would shovel the snow off a piece of the lake so we could skate. And then we sat in front of the fire next to the Christmas tree and opened presents.

Harper: We were all together.

Scarlett: Excerpt for Mom and Daddy.


Harper: Yeah, except for them. (clears her throat) I should probably run. I promised one of my bookkeeping clients I’d finish her month end when she closed her hair salon.

Maggie: Isn’t one job enough for you?

Scarlett: If you got a job in an accounting firm in Chicago, you wouldn’t have to work so hard.

Harper: I’m not cut out to live in a big city. (pauses) Well, I guess this is goodnight. And Merry Christmas.

Maggie: Merry Christmas. I guess we’ll talk sometime after the New Year.

Scarlett: I hope you can have some fun, even if you’re both working.

Harper: Phone me as soon as you get home from Cancun so I know you’re safe.

Scarlett: You worry too much, but I will. I love you guys.

Harper: I love you, too.

Maggie: Likewise.

Love at Solace Lake series by Jana Richards

That was fun, yet poignant. Makes me want to know more. Please tell us about the books featuring these sisters.

Where to buy Lies and Solace, Book 1

She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.
Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.
Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, small town romance
Heat Level: Spicy, fully described love scenes
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AU

Where to buy Secrets and Solace, Book 2

No matter how deeply buried, secrets rise to the surface.
Scarlett Lindquist has agreed to help her sisters rebuild the dilapidated fishing lodge in Minnesota they inherited from their grandparents. Although the lengthy restoration is bringing the three sisters closer together, Scarlett’s support is temporary. Her leave of absence from her job in Chicago is temporary and she has no intention of staying at Solace Lake Lodge, where the lake holds dark secrets. When frightening childhood memories resurface, they are tempered by her fascination with an irritating contractor. If only she could trust her feelings for him. If only he could trust her.
Cameron Hainstock meets Scarlett at his brother’s wedding to her sister and their attraction is instantaneous. But Cam avoids the beautiful marketing executive. All his efforts are aimed at battling for custody of his only child. When the unimaginable happens and Cam faces the biggest challenge of his life, he’s reluctant to accept help to halt his downward spiral. Can they learn to trust each other and fight for a future together or will they go their separate ways?
Genre: Contemporary Romance, small town romance
Heat Level: Spicy, fully described love scenes
Release Date: March 21, 2018

Where to buy Truth and Solace, Book 3

The truth could destroy them. Or set them free.
Maggie Lindquist left Solace Lake determined never to return. Circumstances have pulled her back and she’s helping to restore her family’s dilapidated fishing lodge. When she agreed to the plan she didn’t expect to have to work side by side with the man who abandoned her ten years earlier. She didn’t expect to like him, or want him ever again. But can she trust him as she once did?
Luke Carlsson rushes home to tend to his ailing mother. Her lengthy illness means he needs to stay, at least temporarily. And to stay, he needs to work. Solace Lake Lodge offers him a job and an opportunity to work with the woman he’s never stopped loving. But the restoration is unleashing secrets hidden for decades and no one is left unscathed. Especially not Maggie and Luke, whose love needs to be resilient enough to forgive, and strong enough to build a future together.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Spicy, fully described love scenes
Available now.

Jana Richards Social Media

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at
Amazon Author Page


%d bloggers like this: