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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Russian Pride by @HollyBargoBooks #RLFblog #Contemporary #Mafia #RomanceHolly Bargo, 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.

Russian Pride by Holly Bargo

Genre Contemporary Mafia Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rescued from domestic abuse, Bratva princess Inessa recuperates from the latest beating in the home of Giovanni Maglione, the mafia captain of Cleveland. Learning that her husband double-crossed the Chinese triad, and they want their pound of flesh–and they’re happy to take it out of Inessa–her parents ask Giovanni to marry their newly widowed daughter. The Chinese triad will be looking for a Russian mobster’s wife, not the wife of an Italian mobster. Inessa agrees to this marriage of convenience which, of course, isn’t so convenient. The ruse fails, which forces Giovanni into a violent and bloody mob war, because he protects what’s his… and Inessa is most definitely his.

Where to buy Russian Pride

Publisher: Hen House Publishing

Holly Bargo Social Media

Holly Bargo never outgrew a love of fairy tales, legends, and myths. Or horses. However, one foot must remain firmly planted in the real world which is where Holly makes her living as a freelance writer and editor. She and her husband have two grown children and live on a southwest Ohio hobby farm with a menagerie indoor and outdoor animals.
When she’s not working on other people’s documents or reading, Holly finds time to transfer the voices in her head to paper … er … computer. If she doesn’t, there’s a definite possibility her mind will explode.
And for those who might wonder from where the pseudonym of Holly Bargo came, it’s quite simple really. Horses. Namely an elegant and temperamental Appaloosa mare who has long since crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is fondly remembered for guarding toddler children and crushing a brand new pager.
But that’s another story.
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Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceLyndi Alexander, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander

Genre: sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Against her wealthy father’s demands, and the usual blockades of a male dominated profession, Kylie Sanderson proves worthy of her position as lead investigator of planet Andan’s Scientific and Investigative Research Taskforce. Someone is killing Andan’s women in an attempt to mutate them into reptiles. Kylie makes it her mission to discover who’s behind the murders and prevent more grotesque deaths.
Shapeshifting lizard Griff comes to Andan to stop his brethren from mutating other planets’ women into mindless breeding stock. Overcoming Kylie’s suspicious and defensive nature proves difficult, but he must in order to help the SIRT team thwart his planet’s scientists.
When Kylie is abducted and becomes the first human to survive the transformation, it’s up to Griff to rescue her so SIRT can restore her human form. On the run and desperate to unravel the mysteries of Kylie’s past to solve the crimes of their present, can she and Griff forge a future for themselves?

Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Griff would revert to his reptile form and go hunting for something to eat.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Definitely raw steak
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
When he’s around humans, he tries to dress unobtrusively–a pullover shirt and jeans. In his reptile form, he finds no need for clothing.
Does he know how to fix things?
Yes. He’s very good at working with things–not so much, working with people.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Once he’s fallen in love with Kylie, he only wants to save her. But his people want to transform her into a breeding reptile. He is only one alien against all of them, so he isn’t successful at first. He blames himself for her pain.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He loves all small beings, human or alien. He would try to make them laugh.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
He’s all business, at least during the time of our story. We imagine, though, that if he could come to a time in his life where he’s not at war, he could spend time sharing heat with a mate.
How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?
Griff knows that his kind is the aggressor in this conflict, so he’s on guard against most humans at the time of the story. The SIRT officers would likely kill him, not knowing if he’s “one of the good ones.” So he is very low-key and cautious with humans he doesn’t know and trust.
Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?
He’s a hands-on type of alien–when the only one you can count on is yourself, you need to make sure you’re safe. Fortunately he lets Kylie into his circle and they trust each other.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
His natural scales are a beautiful mottled red–why decorate?
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Since he is on a human world instead of his own, he’s mostly on foot or with Kylie in her car.
Recycle or toss?
He is involved in a life or death struggle with his own people, trying to save human women–I doubt he even thinks about it. Priorities, right?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Small Degree of Hope

Barnes and Noble

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
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The Raven Witch of Corfu by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #NewRelease #paranormalromanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, 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.

The Raven Witch of Corfu by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A terrible evil lurks in the mountain…
Lizzie arrives on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu but far from feeling excited, her heart is heavy. She is here to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch.
When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her… As if this weren’t enough, Stamatis, a handsome local, steals her heart to complicate her life even further…
Why did you write this book?
I write books set on Corfu because I am passionate about the island, and especially the south east coast where I have family roots. As a youngster, I used to spend three-month summer holidays there with my grandparents. I was inspired to write this specific story by the enchanting beauty of the bright green mountains that dominate the skyline there. In case you wonder what they look like, you only have to look at the book cover…It depicts the actual vista in the village of Messonghi where the book is set! It was spooky how my graphic designer picked it among thousands of Corfu images online. I mean, what are the chances? (*chortles*)
What is your favorite genre to read?
Paranormal romance, anything with ghosts or angels in particular.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Froddo from The Lord of the Rings because despite being small and loving the comfort of his quiet life, he left it all behind and proved to be incredibly courageous in his efforts to protect all that he loves. His story is truly inspiring and reminds us that in the face of hardship we are all called upon to show our true metal. He was in the company of men a lot taller and bigger than him but proved to be the true ‘giant’ among them.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently writing the first draft of my new paranormal romance. It’s set in Nafplio, a historical town of Greece in the Peloponnese, and features a haunted house. It’s not scary though, and it’s actually a rom com; a moving family tale as well as a romance.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Other than the aforementioned book, I’m also working on a translation into Greek of one of my published novels. Past experience taught me not to take on too much at the same time, so these two projects will do for now.

Where to buy The Raven Witch of Corfu


Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy and Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
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Infamy by Seelie Kay @SeelieKay #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomanticSuspenseSeelie Kay, 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.

Infamy by Seelie Kay

Genre: Romantic suspense, contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When international law attorney Sheikh Harun Ali is lured to the Amazon and warned of a frightening plot against the United States, he and his wife, Marianne Benson, enlist the assistance of their neighbors, covert agent Cade Matthews and his wife, Constitutional Law Professor Janet MacLachlan. Ultimately, these feisty lawyers are pushed to the wall, desperate to find a plane that has been buried in an unknown cornfield, the passengers still on board. The terrorists’ hatred for the Alis is absolute—the Alis once left their organization bankrupt and broken—but they hate America more. And their fiendish games are just beginning. They are seeking a much bigger prize, one that could destroy a nation and possibly the world. An act that will live in infamy.

Where to buy Infamy



Seelie Kay Social Media

Seelie Kay writes about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink.
Writing under a nom de plume, the former lawyer and journalist draws her stories from more than 30 years in the legal world. Seelie’s wicked pen has resulted in seven works of fiction, including Kinky Briefs, Kinky Briefs, Too, The Garage Dweller, Kinky Briefs, Thrice, A Touchdown to Remember, Kinky Briefs, Quatro, and Kinky Briefs, Cinque, as well as the romance anthology, Pieces of Us.
When not spinning her kinky tales, Seelie ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. Currently she resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, WI, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, the Green Bay Packers, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.
Seelie is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!
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New Science Fiction: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’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 At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen

To free his enslaved brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all-party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress. To make matters worse, he has no choice but to work with the beautiful NarrAy, a by-the-book rebel captain whose addictive pheromones could jeopardize the mission and destroy Senth’s will.
When the unthinkable happens and NarrAy professes her love for him, Senth must decide if what he feels is real. Can he trust this woman? If he loves her back, can he still save his brother? Or will Senth end up at the mercy of her pleasure forever…
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Mack the Wife by Debby ConradMack the Wife by Debby Conrad #FreeBookFriday #Read

Mackenzie (Mack) O’Brien believes the only way her overprotective brothers will stay out of her life and find loves of their own is if she is married and settled. When an old love returns to town, Mackenzie is anxious to see if she and Grady Sullivan can pick up where they left off.
Grady tries to fight his attraction to Mackenzie. He wants nothing to do with the spoiled little rich girl who broke his heart years ago, or her ridiculous marriage scheme. He’s a cop, living on a cop’s salary, and she is . . . well . . . rich and way out of his league. And besides, her brothers hate him.
But Mackenzie won’t take no for an answer—until Grady suspects one or more of her brothers may be guilty of murder. Then she has no choice but to reconsider her plans. Because when it comes to family, the O’Briens stick together, even if it means giving up on love.
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Book 2 – Aidan’s Way
Book 3 – Chasing Connor
Book 4 – Hunter’s Reluctance
Book 5 – Blaming Owen
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Triple Burn by Holly BargoTriple Burn by Holly Bargo #FreeBookFriday #Read

A lengthy and increasingly unnerving interview lands Ursula a job as the event planner at a foreign embassy. Not until the government hustles her off to a different planet does she realize just how foreign that embassy is. When the U.S. ambassador hands over one of her coworkers during her first event as collateral to seal a trade agreement, Ursula breaks out of the embassy, determined to find a way back home before she, too, can be used as a bargaining chip in this world desperate for females.
What she doesn’t know as she navigates the unfamiliar streets of a totally alien culture and climate, is that she already caught the attention of a native warrior triad in a land where women are coddled and kept, yet prized above all else. They take her, elated to have obtained their collective heart’s desire.
What they don’t know is how fiercely independent a woman from Earth can be. Disoriented, confused, and not a little angry at the way these three overbearing, dominant, sexy warriors take over her life, she wants to go home, but soon discovers this job was a one-way ticket courtesy of the United States government. If she can’t go back, she must go forward. Can she retain her identify and adapt to life on this new world with the three warriors who’ve claimed her as their mate? Is compromise possible between a woman used to controlling her own life and three warriors steeped in a culture that forbids it?
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Pride (Sin-Eaters Book 1) by Lynn ChantaleDangerous Heat by Sloan McBride #FreeBookFriday #Read

Huemac, a half-breed, covets ultimate power, but he needs two things—access to the royal family and an ancient artifact. He attains the former by seducing the Emperor’s sister, and then steals the latter.
Moctezuma, the newly crowned Emperor, comes from a long line of powerful gods known as Sin-Eaters. He desires peace among his people, but an ancient prophecy warns of war.
Huemac discovers the incantation to activate the fabled Athame of Souls, a mythical weapon capable of entrapping souls. His quest to rule is within his grasp. Only one thing stands in his way–Moctezuma.
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Dangerous Heat by Sloan McBride (Audiobook)

Dangerous Heat by Sloan McBride #FreeBookFriday #Read #AudiobookThe onset of fire season should be the hottest thing about interviewing smoke jumpers for Whitney Storm – until she sees Tom MacKenzie. He set her heart aflame 10 years ago, then disappeared. As an empath who doesn’t need emotional turmoil, this six-foot-tall dark and dangerous memory has no place in her life.
As a smoke jumper, Tom’s job keeps him face-to-face with danger, and he thought he knew how to handle heat. But the uncontrolled burn whenever he’s near Whitney is hotter than he remembers. He’s ready to face the past and make amends. She’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him.
A life-threatening problem flares when a killer’s greedy obsession threatens everything. Can Tom and Whitney learn to trust each other again and protect all that they hold dear, or will their world turn to ashes around them?
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Devoted to the Duke-Book 1 in The St Clairs-by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomanceAlexa Aston, 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.

Devoted to the Duke (The St Clairs Book 1) by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
From bestselling Historical Romance author Alexa Aston comes a stunning new Regency Historical Romance saga!
Book One in the exciting new St Clair series has arrived. A lady with a dark secret refuses to marry the man of her dreams in order to protect him… but will he let her?
After returning to London from his Grand Tour, serious-minded Jeremy St Clair, the Marquess of Sather, attends a ball and meets a luminescent beauty who draws him out of his shell. They share a searing kiss—her first—and though he never planned to wed, Jeremy desires to make this young woman his.
But his life takes an unexpected turn when he leaves her that night.
With his father’s death, Jeremy becomes the new Duke of Everton, and learns the former duke has left the St Clair family almost penniless. Jeremy spends five years restoring the family fortunes but yearning for the auburn-haired beauty who understood him like no other before. One night with her was all he needed to remember her forever.
Lady Catherine Crawford has been inundated with offers of marriage and hasn’t cared for any of her suitors. She longs for love, seeing how devoted her parents are to one another. When she meets Lord Sather, she believes they are meant to be together. Yet her world collapses that night in a horrific carriage accident, killing her mother and seriously injuring both Catherine and her father. She retreats to their country estate and, once healed, cares her father and mothers her younger sister, Leah. But she’s never forgotten about Lord Sather… and their kiss.
When Jeremy and Catherine meet years later, the sparks are still present—though Catherine has recently learned a dark secret about her past, making it impossible to wed Jeremy without ruining his reputation. Through a misunderstanding, the ton believes them to be engaged and she goes along with the engagement, hoping to find a way to break it.
Will Catherine’s secret be revealed—and will Jeremy accept her if it becomes public knowledge?
Heartbreak is in their stars… or salvation.
The St Clairs series Books Two and Three are coming May 2019 and June 2019.
Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s first book of The St Clairs, Devoted to the Duke.
Each book in The St Clairs Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Devoted to the Duke
Book #2 Midnight with the Marquess
Book #3 Embracing the Earl
Why did you write this book?
After writing 15 medieval romances, my publisher and mentor, Kathryn Le Veque, challenged me to try something new. She suggested the Regency Era—and here I am!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love reading all kinds of fiction, but I’m partial to romance, suspense, and thrillers.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
There’s no one like Miss Elizabeth Bennet.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve finished my St Clairs trilogy and am now working on a trio of novellas that will be loosely tied to the St Clairs.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Midnight with the Marquess (The St Clairs Book 2) comes out May 23. Embracing the Earl (The St Clairs Book 3) is a June 22 release.

Where to buy Devoted to the Duke

Amazon: (and read for free in KU!)

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Native Texan and former history teacher Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, Netflix binge-watching, and attending sporting events when she’s not watching Survivor, The Crown, or Game of Thrones.
Alexa’s Medieval and Regency historical romances bring to life dashing knights and loveable rogues and include the series The Knights of Honor, The King’s Cousins, and The St Clairs.
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