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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Adriana Kraft, 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 Merry Widow by Adriana Kraft

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The millennium arrived with such promise–will it deliver for recently widowed Merry Delaney?

So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?

Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of–and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.

Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?

Why did you write this book?

We love crafting erotic romance stories with bisexual heroines. When we began this one, we envisioned it as an erotic romp, with lots of enticing sex scenes for readers to enjoy. We originally created the device of the threat of mob exposure to push our characters into flaunting the mob with more and more sex scenes. We probably accomplished that goal, but as the project unfolded, we came to care more about Merry’s journey as a woman.

When her story opens, on New Year’s Eve 1999, widow Merry Delaney is probably one of the most shut-down, despairing characters we’ve ever met. We loved tracing (well, and creating) those tiny first steps toward change–the ones she hardly even knows she’s making. By the time she’s aware, she’s evolved into something she hardly recognizes, but she’s never said “no” along the way. She’s also believed she’d never fall in love again. Now that she has, she faces tough choices–if she continues to embrace her new identity, will she lose her new love? What will she choose?

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love to read and it’s hard to select a favorite genre! So I’ll go with two of them. I’m a lifelong Jane Austen fan and have re-read all her novels more times than I can count, each time finding nuances I hadn’t noticed earlier. More broadly, historical novels are a favorite, the more accurate, the better. Currently, both my husband and I are delving into British history between the fall of Rome and the 1066 Norman conquest. I never knew we had so much information about that era–and about its many brave and worthy heroines, especially.

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

No surprise here, it’s one of Jane Austen’s: Emma. My favorite scene in all Austen’s novels is Emma walking the circuit of the garden with Mr. Knightly, dreading that she will hear him tell her of his love for Harriet. Then she realizes she has wounded him by telling him not to speak. Emma’s pride and fear are suddenly dwarfed by her wish not to cause him pain, and she invites him to take another turn with her in the walk, apologizes, and begs him speak. We all know the happy ending – he declares his love for her. But it is Emma’s profound transformation that has drawn me to her.

What are you working on at the moment? 

We’re polishing an erotic romance manuscript about a Twin Cities photographer who specializes in erotic portraits and a Nebraska schoolteacher who signs up for a course at the academy where he teaches – unprepared for what he asks of her until she delves deeper into her own family history and realizes where she comes from. As you can see, we love exploring women’s self-discovery journeys – and of course, those journeys provide lots of opportunities for erotic scenes.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

We have a four-book series set at a sexuality institute (fictional, but based on real ones) in New York City, where we loved to travel when our son lived there. Each book focuses on the sexual journey and romance of a single woman, ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties. As always, lots of opportunity for erotic sex scenes, but also a chance to explore the difference between sex and love, to challenge the stigma often attached to sex workers, and perhaps to spice up the love lives of our readers.

Where to buy The Merry Widow

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2805-1-the-merry-widow/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084PCH63T/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1014270702?ean=2940163931583
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-merry-widow/id1499352992
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-merry-widow-12
GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Adriana_Kraft_THE_MERRY_WIDOW?id=nbPQDwAAQBAJ

Adriana Kraft Social Media

Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story. Our suspense stories deliver one man, one woman, danger and intrigue. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory, sometimes with two women and a man, sometimes with two (or more) couples.
Readers can count on our Romantic Suspense line for
warmth, blazing hot sex, and well-developed characters
(Romance Junkies Reviews) as our hero and heroine battle outer threats and inner demons to stay alive and fall in love.
We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination. Here you’ll find multiple partners, three-way, four-way and more, swing lifestyle, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings:
scorching hot…refreshing…something to read when you want straight up hotness
(Long and Short Reviews) Together we have published more than fifty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews.
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Read the new vampire PNR Alpha Revealed by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #NewRelease #PNRBrenda Sparks, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Alpha Revealed.

Alpha Revealed by Brenda Sparks

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Natasha Peterhoff is the luckiest vampire in the world. Having pined over the sexy, but aloof Vladimir Starikovich for centuries, her feelings are reciprocated when the pair are drawn to each other the night of her brother’s wedding. Unfortunately, the stark light of day dawns, and the couple parts ways.

Back in Siberia, Vlad is overcome by doubts. Not only will Natasha’s brother kill him, but his own past is reason enough to keep her away. He vows to do everything in his power to keep her safe, even it if means never seeing her again.

With so many reasons to stay apart, will the ties that bind be strong enough to pull them together?

Why did you write this book?

I wanted to see how my characters would deal with an unplanned pregnancy. Needless to say, much like a human family, this vampiric family had a wide range of reactions to the news about the blessed event, some reactions were comical, some were in awe, and yet others were in disbelief. It was a lot of fun to see how each character reacted.

What is your favorite genre to read?

There is never enough time in a week to read, but I do it every chance I get. I’m a big fan of paranormal and historical romances.

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

I love Senth Antonello from the Antonello Brothers series by you, Kayelle. He’s a daredevil who holds a lofty position in the elite Thieves’ Guild. His charisma and chutzpah pulled me right in.
(note from Kayelle: Wow! That is too cool. Thank you, Brenda!)

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently working on the final book in the Alpha Council Chronicles series, Alpha Eternal. It’s been quite a journey for the Alphas, and I will miss writing about them. But who knows? Perhaps there could be some stories in the future where they will make an appearance.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I will be releasing A Midsummer Night’s Demon this summer. This story was published in 2013 by the Wild Rose Press. However, I am in the process of completing revisions and plan to rerelease it this summer with fresh new scenes and a brand-new cover.

Where to buy Alpha Revealed

Publisher https://www.thewildrosepress.com/authors/brenda-sparks
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-revealed-brenda-sparks/1136277240
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/alpha-revealed/id1497481224

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Brenda Sparks has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.
Brenda loves connecting with readers. To contact Brenda or for more information on her books, including excerpts, free reads, and more please visit her website.
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Read the Nevada Cowboys series: Connor by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKristina Knight, 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 series.

Connor in the Nevada Cowboys Series

Genre Contemporary Romance/Rom Com

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Vegas Nightly publisher Connor Reeves is close to meeting a big-time career goal: making his magazine a state-wide must-read. The only problem? His biggest competition, a larger publisher based in Colorado seems to know his every move. Miranda Clayton is tired of society parties and shopping, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves. Connor isn’t fooled by Miranda’s act for a second. He knows exactly who she is; the question is what does the lady want?

Which book is this in the series?

Connor is the second book in this series. Gage was first, and Jase is coming up next!

How many books do you plan for the series?

There are three books in the series – 3 brothers, 3 feisty heroines, 3 really fun books!

How many books are completed?

I’m finishing up edits on the third book … so I’ll say 2.75. lol

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The brothers are the main characters, but I consider Las Vegas another character. How could Vegas *not* be a character? I love the city and I tried to infuse the books with a lot of local color from food trucks to the casinos, the neon and even the desert.

What is the overall theme in this series?

The theme for the series is that you have to let go of the past. All three brothers are, in their own way, holding on to past hurts. All three of them are somewhat stuck – they don’t see it; they think they’re just fine. I think a lot of us can get stuck because of our pasts, but when we let go we have the ability to change our circumstances. Connor, Jase, and Gage have a strong bond, they have all the money in the world, but they’re all a little bit closed off until Miranda, Sabrina, and Callie come into their lives.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

The Nevada Cowboys are Gage, Connor, and Jase in numerical order.

What did you like best about writing this series?

I liked taking a virtual trip back to Las Vegas – one of my favorite places in the world. I liked exploring the bond between the brothers, and I liked tearing down their beliefs about themselves so that they were open to love again.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

I’ve written 20 books, for a variety of publishers. Each has been an adventure – the life of a writer can be really hard! – but they’ve each taught me something. I tend to write in series, so there are my Texas Girls books, the Slippery Rock series (written for Harlequin’s Superromance line), the Anthem Trilogy (a novella series) and several stand-alone titles including Moonlight Match, Lost on Anna Maria Island and Protecting the Quarterback.

Where can we find links for all your books?

For the most up-to-date book news, my website is alway the best place to check: https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com

Where to buy Connor

Publisher Kristina Knight
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HHX34J
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/connor-kristina-knight/1136380170
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/connor/id1497839002?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/connor-8

Kristina Knight Social Media

Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
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Imagine you come across a toddler who’s running and afraid. He looks up at you with tear-filled eyes, and you realize those big blue eyes are alien — like a cat’s. This is a kid in trouble. Now what would you do? Would you turn away and let the monster get him, or would you help? That’s what happens to Luc in A Stolen Heart. Hi, I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog, and it’s usually me here welcoming someone else. Today it’s my turn to tell you about my new sci fi / space opera set in the Tarthian Empire.

A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen

After rescuing a half-alien / half-human kid in trouble, running for his life, warrior-turned-entrepreneur Luc Saint-Cyr stumbles onto a conspiracy at the highest levels of the powerful Thieves’ Guild.

Complicating matters, the king, Luc’s immortal ex, might be involved.

Now Luc must deal with his ex, find a home for the child, squelch the flames of conspiracy and eradicate its perpetrators.

As if that’s not enough, an unseen enemy is undoing every good thing Luc accomplishes.

But when it comes time to give up the child to a family who can care for him, how will Luc bear to part with the adorable little boy who has stolen his heart…

Fans of Despicable Me will love this heart-warming and often humorous space opera about a badass protecting a vulnerable child.

Review A Stolen Heart now

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Kayelle Allen writes space opera with larger than life, unforgettable characters. Come walk in her many worlds and meet them.
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Read the new Healing Hearts by CB Clark @cbclarkauthor #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #WesternCB Clark, 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.

Healing Hearts by CB Clark

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Western

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Reeling from loss and heartbreak, Stella King is desperate to escape painful memories. The position of nanny on an isolated ranch in British Columbia’s rugged Chilcotin Plateau seems the answer to her prayers.

Cattle rancher, Dawson Wheeler, has worked hard to overcome grief and build a predictable world for his young daughter. The last thing he needs is the all-too-attractive Stella disrupting the smooth running of his ranch, especially now that disturbing incidents are happening on his property.

Defending his land against those who want to gut it will be a challenge, but the biggest threat of all may be to his heart.

Why did you write this book?

The idea behind Healing Hearts came from my shock when I learned that in British Columbia, landowners don’t own the rights to the land under the surface. That opens the door for mining companies to survey private property in search of valuable minerals. Healing Hearts is the story of a strong, independent rancher faced with the threat of a mine development on his property and a murderer who’ll do anything to stop the mine.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense

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

Rhett Butler from Gone With The Wind

What are you working on at the moment?

Another romantic suspense. This one involves a heroine who comes across a child kidnapping victim when she’s out in the woods snowshoeing. She must escape the clutches of a ruthless killer and, with the help of a handsome detective, stop the kidnapper from striking again.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Healing Hearts was released on March 23, and it usually takes me about a year from starting the writing of a new book and going through the many rounds of editing, before a book is published. At the moment, I’m working on two stories that I’m excited about writing.

Where to buy Healing Hearts

Read the new Healing Hearts by CB Clark @cbclarkauthor #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #WesternAmazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084FW1VTV
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healing-hearts-c-b-clark/1136377247
iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/healing-hearts/id1497767650
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/healing-hearts-39
Also available at Walmart.com and Google Books.

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Award-winning author, CB Clark, has written six romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. She has worked as an archaeologist and an educator, and enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.
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Read the new book Joe's Wife by Cheryl St John @_CherylStJohn_ #RLFblog #western #romanceCheryl St John, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Joe’s Wife.

About Joe’s Wife

Genre western romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

After Meg Telford’s husband dies in the war and is lauded as a hero, she can’t keep the ranch without a man to shoulder the workload. Nothing will stop her from saving Joe’s dream. The war has taken nearly all the able-bodied men—and a devilishly handsome bad boy seems her only choice.

Town pariah, Tye Hatcher has a reputation as a hell-raiser, but he’s looking to prove himself and has his own plans for her land. Meg’s proposal might be too good to be true, but he’s willing to take a chance, even if the risk is his heart.

Struggling with the rejection of the townspeople and guilt over her changing feelings for this convenient new husband, Meg’s vulnerable dreams and their hard work will be for naught unless she and Tye reveal their secrets. Neither can change the past, but is a better future within their grasp?

Where to buy Joe’s Wife

Publisher Alexandrite Press
Universal Buy link https://books2read.com/JoesWife
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TT28FFJ?ie=UTF8
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/joes-wife-cheryl-stjohn/1103659423;jsessionid=04660840C67F090338FFB5BA17D9E8DF.prodny_store01-atgap09?ean=2940163664061
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1479892628
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/joe-s-wife-3
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Scribd https://www.scribd.com/book/420693910/Joe-s-Wife

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Cheryl St John is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension and Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are
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