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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Read the paranormal romance Fay's Wish by Dee Carver @pmnp #RLFblog #NewRelease #Parnormal #RomanceDee Carver, 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.

Fay’s Wish by Dee Carver

Genre: Paranormal, fantasy, Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she’s successful, she will become queen. Her plight won’t be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.

Kyle, Shayla’s guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of the magic.

Once that happens, nothing is impossible.

The Curse

Centuries past, during a time of magic, sorrow and when man’s heart was darker than the blackest of nights, two men Nathaniel Burundi Stygian and Sebastian Todd Lochinvar, made the ultimate mistake of angering an old powerful witch. She had watched as the two men used wealth and prowess to prey on innocent women; turning their victims’ tender young hearts into those of pain and anguish. Determined to teach them a lesson of punishment based on love, she placed a curse on Nathaniel and Sebastian that reflected their beastly behaviors. They would live throughout eternity knowing that all their descendants would walk through life facing the same suffering their callous behavior had caused others.

Time is running out for the men and women ensnared by the curse; the women are dying painful deaths and the men are becoming more like the beast hunting just under the surface them. Hopefully, this marks their beginning and not the end for all…

Where to buy Fay’s Wish

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/bPRMg7

Dee Carver Social Media

My name is Dee, I am a mother of 5 amazing children and 4 grandchildren. My First Novel, La Roe’s was nominated for the Golden Rose Awards in 2006. It has been re-released and is available on Amazon thanks to the amazing editing help from Cindy, Personalized Marketing Inc manager. My Second novel Fay’s Wish was just re-released in eBook format.
My 3rd Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is currently being revised for future publication.
I have also Ghost Written 2 additional books, and written hundreds of articles.
I enjoy spending time with my children, being a grandmother, sitting down to a good book, and learning more about the career that has changed my life. I have been working online since 2005, beginning my journey as an Author, then a Reviewer, Freelance Publicist, and then found a love for websites, coding, most recently WordPress.
I am also the Owner and CEO of Personalized Marketing Inc.
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I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of RLF–and I’m usually welcoming guests in this space. Today, it’s my turn to share a new book. A Stolen Heart is my latest in the Antonello Brothers sci-fi series set in the Tarthian Empire.

A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen

When he rescues a half-human orphan, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to topple the powerful Thieves’ Guild he once led.

Multiple layers of conspiracy unfold, reaching all the way to Luc’s immortal ex–the king. Behind each solved mystery looms an unseen foe, undoing the good Luc accomplishes. For the sake of this child, Luc must postpone his own freedom and master his desire for revenge or he will violate an ancient vow. Worse, he’ll put the toddler at risk.

At war with his compassion for the vulnerable child, loyalty to the king, duty to the Guild, and the bright lure of freedom he’s coveted for centuries, Luc seeks the right path. Will he choose liberty and unparalleled success, or restore the Thieves’ Guild to its former glory while overseeing the child’s training?

A hard choice for any man. For an immortal whose inner monster can destroy on sight? Impossible.

A pirate with a monstrous past can never be trusted with an innocent child. Luc must ensure the child is protected, safe, nowhere near danger. Nowhere near him. Even if this little boy has already stolen his heart…

Why did you write this book?

I’ve written three other books in this series, and it’s been fun to see different aspects of the characters unfolding. In At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, Senth is a young man falling in love for the first time. In For Women Only, he’s in danger and needs saving by his big brother. In Bro, he’s meeting that brother for the first time, at age eighteen. And in A Stolen Heart, he’s all of three years old and stealing the heart of his soon-to-be adoptive father. I mean look at that face. Who could say no to that face?

What is your favorite genre to read?

I bounce around among Suspense, Regency Romance, Sci-Fi, and contemporary gay romance. I love stories with happy ever afters or happy for nows. I also read a lot of non-fiction.

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

Roarke from JD Robb’s In Death series.

Who are your favorite writers?

JD Robb, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, JR Ward, Beverley Oakley, Alexa Aston, Heather Gladney, Mary Renault… I’ll stop, but there are plenty more. I read a lot.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m taking a short break from writing because I just finished a huge book. My brain and psyche need a reset. I anticipate starting the next book in about a month.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

On the agenda: I’ve finished Surrender Love and Forbid My Heart, both in the Surrender series. I’m hoping to write Surrender Trust next. Then comes Crystal Clear Truth (Antonello Brothers), and two books in the Bringer of Chaos series: Watch Your Six, and Ghost of a Chance. That’s the plan, anyway. But you know how life is. I didn’t plan to write A Stolen Heart, but it’s one of my favorite stories now that I’ve finished it. It’s the perfect book to read if you’ve never read anything of mine before.

Where to buy A Stolen Heart

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/mZK1zB

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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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Know the Hero from Timeless Beginnings by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #TimeTravelRomanceAmber Daulton, 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.

Timeless Beginnings by Amber Daulton

Genre Time Travel Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Leonora Harris fled her newly wedded husband’s home in Georgian England, 1725, and took shelter in a cave during a rainstorm. She woke up in a cold, barren land and a handsome stranger with a mechanical carriage offered her shelter.

Undercover American operative Rodger Ramsey never expected to find a runaway bride in the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Assigned to Bolivia to investigate Communist activities, he just wrapped up his two-year mission in 1963 and followed his heart to the salt flats one last time.

Sparks flew and attraction sizzled. The lost, stubborn woman kicked his protective instincts into overdrive. Rodger took her home with him, determined to help her before he returned to the States, and Leonora flourished under his guidance. Their hearts intertwined. He wanted her, needed her, but could he truly love a woman who believed she jumped two hundred years in time?

Will they find a way to stay together, despite the obstacles between them, or will Leonora survive in this strange new world alone?

Know the Hero from Timeless Beginnings

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Since Rodger is a CIA agent on assignment in Bolivia in 1963, he doesn’t have a lot of off-time. When he gets bored, he checks on his contacts in the criminal underworld or spies on the Communist party that’s taking charge of the government.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Fruit. Chocolate or junk food is a rarity where’s he’s stationed, so he’s become accustomed to snacking on apples.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Slacks and sweaters.

Does he know how to fix things?

Rodger earned a degree in Engineering before he joined the feds, so he’s very capable with his hands. Which is great for his lady love, Leonora. *wink wink*

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

That’s classified. Sorry. Unless you have clearance? No? Next question.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

He’s comfortable around them. He has three younger siblings, so he grew up in a large family.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Wide awake, alert. He’s trained his body to wake at a certain time.

Can he use chopsticks?

No way. He doesn’t have an opportunity to eat Oriental food anyway.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

Nope. No coffee. He misses that luxury.

Android or iPhone? What apps would he have on his phone?

“Apps? Robots? What is Kayelle talking about?”

“Shh.” Yeah, sorry. Rodger was responding to that one. I’m shushing him.

Beard or clean-shaven?

Clean-shaven, most of the time.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. He’s too much of a square to take a walk on the wide side. Thank God that doesn’t apply to the bedroom, though, or Leonora wouldn’t be too happy.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Four-by-four jeep. Without it, he never would’ve found Leonora wandering around the flats.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. Even though saving the environment wasn’t a widely spread notion back in the ’60s, he doesn’t believe in wasting things.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Timeless Beginnings

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/meAAnE
Amazon http://amzn.to/2auj8Ss
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/2NhW3nI
iTunes https://apple.co/2OIMaDJ
Kobo https://bit.ly/2yhTmgL

Amber Daulton Social Media

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
Amber lives in North Carolina with her husband and four demanding cats.
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Read the romantic suspense A Time of Fear and Loving by Alice Orr @AliceOrrBooks #RLFblog #Suspense Alice Orr, 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 suspense novel, A Time of Fear and Loving.

A Time of Fear and Loving

Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
A hot car and a hot guy can get a girl into trouble.
Maybe that’s what Amanda Miller needs. But how much trouble is too much trouble? Dead bodies on the riverbank? A possible kidnapping? Sexy detective Mike Schaeffer might save the day. But who will protect Amanda’s heart?
Alice Orr is known for Delicious Suspense Spiced with a Love Story.
She does it again in A Time of Fear and Loving.
A Time of Fear and Loving is Book 5 of the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in Riverton, New York featuring the Kalli and Miller families and the Women of West Main who will debut in Book 6. Find out more at www.aliceorrbooks.com

Where to buy A Time of Fear and Loving

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Time-Fear-Loving-Riverton-Road-ebook/dp/B075FHBNK2

Alice Orr Social Media

Alice Orr is the author of 16 novels, 3 novellas, a memoir and No More Rejections: 50 Secrets to Writing a Manuscript that Sells. A former book editor and literary agent, Alice now lives her dream as a full-time writer. She has two grown children and two perfect grandchildren and resides with her husband Jonathan in New York City.
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Queen of the Castle by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #NewRelease #interracialromanceLyndell Williams, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Queen of the Castle.

Queen of the Castle by Lyndell Williams

Genre Interracial Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

From award-winning, bestselling author, Lyndell Williams, a story of bridled desire unleashed.

Tarika is happy living single. She loves her home—her castle—and is not looking for some man to try and take over everything she has built. When best friend, Hafsah throws Aqil her way, Tarika makes it clear that she is not interested in the shy man, who barely speaks to her. When she needs his help after an accident, she allows Aqil and his daughter into her life, making it difficult to resist his sexy gray eyes and sultry smile. The more time she spends with him, the harder it is to keep her distance.

Aqil planned to stay focused on rebuilding his life with his daughter after a messy divorce until he saw Tarika. He tries to maintain a respectful amount of space, but her confidence and beauty draw him in. He knows he has everything Tarika needs and gets closer to her, bringing them into a passionate abandon that can break down the walls of her inhibitions but may also shatter their lives.

Why did you write this book?

I like to write romances that highlight the beautiful imperfection of loving someone. People bring their personalities and experiences into relationships, which can affect how they come together.

Readers met main characters Tarika and Aqil in the book, Open to Love and became excited about their story. They struggle with the feeling burgeoning between them. Tarika doesn’t want to give up the single life and her autonomy. Aqil is rebuilding his life after a bitter divorce, so he is not ready to go headfirst into new a relationship.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance has been my favorite genre since I was a teenager. I am excited to write romances with a more diverse spectrum of characters from an expanse of backgrounds and layered experiences.

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

I don’t have a favorite character.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working my keyboard to get Building on Broken Dreams to readers. It is book three in the steamy, gripping Brothers in Law interracial romance series. The novel features Maryam and Adam. Maryam is surviving an abuse relationship when she meets Adam. She tries to start a new life with him, but the past threatens to destroy them both.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Readers can be on the lookout for Building on Broken Dreams, The Trouble with that Sister (Open to Love Book Three) and a book in A Timeless Love Series.

Where to buy Queen of the Castle

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088P8WR33/

Lyndell Williams Social Media

A bestselling author and award-winning writer, Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
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Authors, check out Strong Verbs Strong Voice by Ann Everett @TalkinTwang #RLFblog #nonfiction #ameditingAnn Everett, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Thanks for sharing two tips with us today, but first, please tell us about Strong Verbs Strong Voice.

Strong Verbs Strong Voice by Ann Everett

Genre non-fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Without verbs, where would a story go? Nowhere. Characters, animals, and nature can’t be or do anything without a verb. Characters can’t laugh, animals can’t attack, and trees can’t sway in the breeze. Verbs provide excitement, drive the narrative, and paint vivid pictures.

Why say she looked, if she can gawk, spy, or examine? The familiar choice offers vague action, where the stronger selections show action and expression. The right verb can illustrate the character’s state of mind, mood, as well as physical characteristics.

Inside this book, you’ll find stronger choices listed in alphabetical order for commonplace verbs such as enter, walk, ran, took, etc. This quick reference will help you use more descriptive verbs to convey better images in the reader’s mind.

Two Tips for Editing

#1 I use the word lists in Strong Verbs Strong Voice to do a ‘search and find’ to replace all the common action verbs I tend to overuse in first drafts. It’s how the book came about. I found myself using the same verbs way too much and thought other writers might find it helpful to have a list.

#2 My last pass in editing is to use the ReadAloud program I downloaded from Windows. Hearing the work helps me find mistakes I can’t see.

Two Tips for Cooking

#1 If you freeze whole lemons and limes, zesting them will be easier. Then you can defrost the fruit in the microwave to use the juice.

#2 If you’re like me, you hate to waste food. So, if you have some overripe bananas and no time to make banana bread, freeze them. Then when you’re ready to bake, microwave them on high for one minute. The peels should slip off and the fruit is ready for baking. You can also cut them up and store in plastic bags to use in smoothies as needed.

Where to buy Strong Verbs Strong Voice

Publisher: Ann Everett
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYG7Y3O

Ann Everett Social Media

Award-winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Ann Everett embraces her small-town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
Her short stories have appeared in The Green Silk Journal, Snag Today, and Story Teller Magazine.
A top reviewer on thenextbigwriter.com, she lives in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr Pepper.
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