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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Anna Durbin, 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.

King of Swords by Anna Durbin

Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance…
Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.
A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress…
Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.
Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?
Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
Right now, I only write in the romance genre, and specifically, the Regency romance sub-genre, but I have written other stories outside Regency romance.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Most of my ideas come to me as “what ifs.” For instance, what would happen if you put this woman with this man in this time period under these circumstances? For my Kings of the Tarot series, I created each of the heroes to represent a king card in the tarot deck and the heroines to represent the corresponding queen.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
The single most important part of writing for me is that it allows me an outlet to express my creativity. Though I like the work I do in my real world job, it is, quite frankly, dry and boring with absolutely no opportunity to be creative. I have fun in world-building and creating plots and scenes and characters with my writing.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book when was 8 or 9. It was a story about a girl who discovers that the guy she thinks is her brother is actually a space alien. The first book I wrote as an adult was a ghost story that falls more under the umbrella of Women’s Fiction than paranormal or romance, although there is a strong romantic element running through it.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both—but I only have a cat these days.

Where to buy King of Swords

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV/

Anna Durbin Social Media

Anna Durbin is the author of charming tales of the Beau Monde. Having grown up reading sagas of chivalry and romance, she began crafting her own elaborate stories in her imagination at a young age. It was only natural that she would one day write them down. Her first novel, King of Swords, was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist.
Despite years of study in the biological and physical sciences, her true love has always been the literary arts. Inspired by her favorite author, Jane Austen, Anna adores the Regency Era and writes period pieces set during that time that show love conquering adversity. Oddly, for all her love of science and history, she is a faithful devotee of the New Age. She discovered tarot cards in a New Age shop in Minneapolis during a high school class trip one year and has been enchanted with them ever since. She enjoys weaving the symbolism of the tarot deck into her storylines.
Anna has lived in ten different states throughout her lifetime, from California to New Jersey. A Midwesterner at heart, she was born in Kansas and raised in Iowa. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and works as a technician for local government.
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Durbin/e/B072N25NR4/

 

Kayelle Allen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Please tell us about your book.

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #SpaceOpera #FreeBookGenre science fiction, sci fi, scifi romance, action adventure, space opera, military science fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that’s the problem. He’s not.

Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it’s up to Pietas to free them. He can’t release one at a time. It’s all or nothing. He’s facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals who will call on him for rescue and he has no way to answer.

It’s not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he’s loved for lifetimes is at his side. He’s bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.

Before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he’s fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.

Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever…

 

Where to buy Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire

Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Free on Amazon until Mar 27, 2018 http://amzn.to/2ABIcCI

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran who’s been married so long she’s tenured.
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring PE Kavanagh @pekavanagh #romance #RLFblogIt’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 Sex Money and the Price of Truth Best by PE Kavanagh. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Sex, Money, and the Price of Truth by PE Kavanagh

She needs security.
He seeks redemption.
They find each other instead.
The façade of Lola’s carefully-crafted life begins to crumble the moment the sexy stranger walks into her neighborhood coffee shop. Aidan is smart, stunning, and impossible to refuse.
She isn’t looking for love and he’s too good to be true.
Ominous dreams and looming suspicions keep guiding her to stop. But she doesn’t.
Until the deception that brought them together becomes the danger that tears them apart.
Born in betrayal and threatened by revenge, their future demands they find the courage for bare, brutal honesty.
It comes at an impossibly high price…
And  it’s their only chance.
If you’re searching for smart, sexy, adult characters in a layered, emotionally gripping story, then Sex, Money, and the Price of Truth is the answer.
This steamy contemporary romance, with a sprinkling of suspense and a splash of magic, has no cliffhanger, but includes characters you will meet throughout the series.
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Jill James #romance #RLFblogGhostly Intentions (Ghost Releasers, Inc. Book 1) by Jill James

A ghost can’t compete with a real man.
Megan Trent misses her deceased husband every day, until he returns as a sexy, ghostly visitor every night. When the visitations turn twisted and dark, she knows she’s in too deep to stop the madness on her own. Jack O’Malley, founder of Ghost Releasers, Inc. is her only hope. Sparks fly from the moment the two meet, but Jack isn’t willing to compete with a ghost. Even with her dead husband’s final release, a dark danger remains to torment her. Jack and Megan must fight evil intentions in this world and ghostly intentions in the next to save their lives and their love.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B94HJG3
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Sylvia Hubbard #romance #RLFblogRoad to Freedom: Journey to Love by Sylvia Hubbard

Whitney escapes her cruel stepfather’s home only to fall into the hands of a man bent on revenge against her stepfather.
Whitney prays her stepsister, Erica will have enough strength inside of herself to fight with Whitney and hopefully their father won’t turn Erica back to the dark side of greed.
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Robin Michaela #romance #RLFblogMarrying Mr Wrong by Robin Michaela

Sarah Burkes is too busy to date, much less marry. So when she wakes up with an incredibly sexy, naked man in her bed and a wedding ring on her finger, she knows it’s a Big Mistake. She went to Isla del Tesoro to be a bridesmaid, not a bride.
Ryder Evans is stunned to awaken with a beautiful new wife by his side. Especially since she’s a woman he doesn’t even remember. The last thing he recalls is being the best man at his brother’s wedding, yet this woman is wearing a wedding ring. And so is he.
No matter how attracted they are to each other, Sarah and Ryder know their marriage can’t last. As soon as they get back from the island, they’re getting a quick divorce.
But a week in paradise might change everything. It might just turn Mr. Wrong into Mr. Exactly Right.
This is a steamy romance novelette meant for readers 18+.
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Tina Newcomb #romance #RLFblogFinding Eden by Tina Newcomb

Welcome to Eden Falls, Washington, where smiles are frequent and a helping hand is always near.
Best-selling author Colton McCreed flies into remote but charming Eden Falls for the summer to study small town life for his next horrific murder mystery. As his research pulls him into the community, his life becomes entwined with Mayor Alex Blackwood and her exuberant son. Colton’s bitter past left him believing he’s immune to love, but he soon finds himself drawn to Alex and her happy-go-lucky kid.
Alex Blackwood is not only the mayor of Eden Falls, she’s a business owner, the mother of six-year-old Charlie, and a widow. While love for her son fills her soul, the crushing reality of the death of her husband, who was killed while serving his country, is always near. As she struggles to find balance between her busy life and the challenge of raising a young son on her own, dating someone who’s leaving at the end of summer runs dead last on her to-do list.
Charlie’s impromptu invitations to dinner throw Colton and Alex into a world of discovery, shattering her image of Mr. Right and his belief forever happiness is out of reach.
Colton must move past his fear of attachment or risk losing his opportunity at love.
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TGIF It's #FreeBookFriday on Romance Lives Forever featuring Kayelle Allen #romance #RLFblogEndure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

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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 the 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.
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Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

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Meet David Quinn from Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly @want2write #RLFblog #RomanticsuspenseWelcome David Quinn from Sun Storm, a new Romantic suspense by Marlow Kelly.

David Quinn

Age: 33 years old
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Profession: A beekeeper after spending 15 years with the US Army Special Forces
Please provide a physical description of your character.
He is 5’11 tall with sandy, shoulder-length hair, and a scruffy beard. Lean and fit. Light green eyes that can scare people with a look. His friends call that look his death stare. He was grazed by a bullet in Afghanistan which left him with a long scar across one side of his face. It parts his beard with a jagged white line.
Please tell us a little about your character.
He is tired of killing, death and danger. He feels like he’s been fighting his whole life. First when he killed his stepfather for abusing his twin sister. After that they ran away from home and lived rough on the streets of Granite City, Montana. He needed some peace in his life. That’s why he didn’t want to get involved with Marie, but she was in trouble. He took one look at her soft brown eyes and knew he had to save her.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Dr. Marie Wilson is very pretty although she doesn’t seem to realize it. She’s also a genius with two PhD’s one in Mechanical engineering, and the other in organic chemistry. She’s been sheltered by her rich father, but has never been loved. She has invented a small solar panel that can fit into a backpack and generates enough electricity to power an office building. She’s very naive and doesn’t seem to realize the consequences of her actions. She thought everyone would welcome her invention, but she was wrong. There are powerful people who will kill to stop her prototype being commercially developed.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
David received his GED while housed at a Granite City charity, Marshall House. He got his degree in business through the GoArmyEd program, which allows soldiers to earn their degree while serving.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He’s not rich, but has enough money to survive. He’s a man with very few needs. He doesn’t care about clothes or luxuries. He owns a ten acre parcel of land near Missoula, Montana. There’s a small camper on the land and a stream nearby to bathe in. He owns five beehives, which is a great start to his beekeeping business.
What does he have a knack for doing?
Surviving. He’s the ultimate survivor. He survived the hardships of living on the streets and he also survived getting shot in the face when he was with the Special Forces.
What is your character’s family like?
David’s father died when he was eight. His mom remarried when he was twelve, and died a year later. When he was fourteen he caught his stepfather trying to rape his twin sister, Sinclair. The Twins ran away, and made it to Granite City before they ran out of money. When they were living on the street they met Michael and Tim. The four of them stuck together, looking after each other. Later they joined the army where they met Finn Callaghan. The five of them have been family ever since.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?
He believes his facial scars reveal the monster he has become. He has a very threatening demeanor, which he developed as a teen when he was living on the streets. Most people are scared of him, which suits him just fine. He’s puzzled as to why Marie can see through his facade.
Does your character care about those assumptions?
No, he doesn’t care what anyone thinks, except Marie. He cares about her. In spite of himself he wants her to like him. He can’t help it. Without trying she has gotten under his skin.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
He’s scared that his ability to survive translates into an ability to kill. He refuses to carry a weapon because he doesn’t want to kill anymore. He’s so tired of death.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Because she’s nuts. She could have written about a classically handsome man who was charming and had his act together, but she wrote about a burned out ex-soldier who’s struggling to come to terms with his actions in combat.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Once again, I think she’s nuts. She loves writing and at the same time she hates it. It’s a weird compulsion. One she wishes she could ignore. But the characters make up stories in her head, especially at night when she’s trying to sleep.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
She plans to write stories about all the members of my adopted family. We’re all street kids who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We all have stories to tell about how we ended up on the street and how we’re going to find happiness. Tim’s story, Fire Storm, is next, and then she’s going to explore Michael and Sinclair’s romance in Wind Storm. The last book, Storm Surge, will be Finn and Kennedy’s story. She’s already written about how Finn and Kennedy met in the novella, The Wedding Deception.

Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly

Dr. Marie Wilson is a scientist on the verge of a breakthrough. She has come to Montana on the eve of a blizzard to prove her small, portable solar panel can generate electricity even in the harshest environment. But when four men invade her remote cabin with plans to kill her, she knows she’s in trouble.
Ex-Special Forces soldier, David Quinn, has had enough of danger and death. All he wants is to be left alone on his Montana acreage to pursue his dream of being a beekeeper. But when his old mentor convinces him to help retrieve a stolen solar panel, he thinks it will be a simple job. But the moment he sets eyes on Marie, he knows their assignment is all kinds of wrong.
Together, they escape. Chased by a businessman with unlimited resources, a gunman and a corrupt police force, they are thrust into the frozen Montana landscape. Can a cynical soldier and a naive scientist learn about love and trust in order to survive?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07466K711

Marlow Kelly Social Media

After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories.
Marlow is an award-winning author, and a member of the Romance Writers of America.
Website http://www.marlowkelly.com
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Made for Me by Pamela Schloesser Canepa @PamSCanepa1 #RLFblog #scifi #romancePamela Schloesser Canepa, 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.

Made for Me by Pamela Schloesser Canepa

Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
What will the search for love be like in the future? The year is 2032, and Abrielle is looking for true love. In a world ruled by technology, where computers make much of our decisions for us, Abrielle is about to meet the man of her dreams, thanks to a guaranteed matchmaker website. What she encounters on that first date will be a tale to rival any first date story you’ve ever heard.
Sampson is also looking for love. Open-minded, spontaneous, and financially stable, he seems to be the perfect man. Yet, underneath it all, he harbors a glaring secret. Sampson has spent his lifetime passing for something that he is not, yet his love surpasses that of any human Abrielle has known. Though they seem to be a match made in heaven, Abrielle and Sampson are breaking many rules and will certainly face some unique challenges. In order to live a life with him, Abrielle must decide which rules are actually worth breaking, and in the process, learn a lot about herself.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I have a few go-tos, but my favorite meal that is actually also healthy would be Thai food, more specifically, Ginger stir-fry with chicken.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I’ve really enjoyed fantasizing about Jame Frasier, but I think I drooled relentlessly over Tobias in the Divergent series, such a troubled, strong, yet caring individual. Seeing his character played by Theo James did not help matters at all.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies include enjoying time with my dog at the dog park or walking the neighborhood, reading, writing, yoga, some volunteer work, and watching movies, whether on Netflix or in a theater.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I go through phases. I read a little bit of everything, though I love Science fiction. I read the five book trilogy of A Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe, made my way through the first few Outlander books, and I will grab whatever new Stephen book looks interesting, recently, his book 11-22-63, which was amazing! Sometimes I’ll go for the recommended books on my Kindle, and have found wonderful books there that none of my friends have ever heard of. Gerald Hansen’s Irish Lottery series is one example, which is very irreverently humorous. The Kiterunner was another, more serious read. My tastes do vary.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Since my latest book involves time travel, the ringtone for Milt, the sexy, sweet, yet awkward scientist, would be the theme song to the movie “Weird Science.” It’s also a good old 80’s song.

Where to buy Made for Me

Publisher: Independently Published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DZ5230G

Pamela Schloesser Canepa Social Media

Author Pamela Schloesser Canepa is an instructor of Middle School English. She has enjoyed writing for various reasons ever since childhood, when she realized writing and making up stories would provide entertainment for long trips and keep her company. Since adolescence, the writing of poetry provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years until she decided to self-publish fiction in 2016. Pamela’s genres include science fiction, paranormal fiction, and poetry of all types. The Made for Me series is Pamela’s first published fiction series. Her first full-length novel, Detours in Time, was released in the summer of 2016. Currently, Pamela is working on a sequel to her time travel novel and developing more ideas for the character of Norrie from her Made for Me series.
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