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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Read the series: The Alpha Council Chronicles by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceThe riveting paranormal romance series, The Alpha Council Chronicles, by Brenda Sparks, takes readers on a dark journey into the world of the Alpha Council. The Alphas are a group of deadly vampires sworn to protect both the supernatural and human worlds from the evil that lurks in every shadow.

Brenda, 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.

Alpha Mine in the Alpha Council Chronicles

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

In the shadows of the night, there exists a band of warriors–a group of vampires, known as the Alpha Council. Their formidable leader, Stephan von Haas, has vowed to protect not only his kind but the humans existing alongside them. His duty comes before all else–until a sassy blonde saunters into his life.
When a sensual, dark-haired stranger walks into Katrina Spencer’s life, he stirs her deepest desires and sweeps her into a world beyond her wildest dreams. But when Katrina is targeted by Stephan’s enemies, reality shifts into something violent and deadly, as she is thrust into a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and vengeance is coming for her.
Together they will confront an extraordinary destiny of peril, passion, and dark pleasures. But when one horrid mistake brings retribution, their love may pay the price.

For a limited time, each story in The Alpha Council Chronicles series is on sale for only $0.99. But hurry, sale ends April 16, 2021.

Read the series: The Alpha Council Chronicles by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance

Which book is this in the series?

Alpha Mine is the first book in the Alpha Council Chronicles series.

How many books did you plan for the series?


How many books are completed?

All 6 stories in the series have been completed and are currently available.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The members of the Alpha Council are the main stars. Each story features one of the Alphas while they fight supernatural evil and find their heartmate.

What is the overall theme in this series?

I would say the overall theme of the series is love will find a way.

Please list the series titles below, in order from first to last.

Alpha Mine
Deadly Alpha
Alpha Lover
Alpha Pair
Alpha Revealed
Alpha Eternal

What did you like best about writing this series?

I loved sending my characters on grand adventures and watching as they overcame their personal demons.

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

Weaver of Dreams

A Midsummer Night’s Demon

Where can we find links for all your books?

Where to buy The Alpha Council Chronicles Series

Barnes and Noble

Brenda Sparks Social Media

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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Nadia, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Torn Ties

Torn Ties by Nadia L Braeckel

Genre Romance, Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

How can a relationship that starts for all the wrong reasons feel so right?

That’s the question Natalya Zaher keeps asking herself. After all, her daily routine isn’t usually so dramatic…or so damn hot. By day, she works at a local men’s clinic, fending off advances from dirty old men and dealing with her boss’s angry tirades. By night, she sits at home, watching Twilight. Life has been remarkably routine—and lonely—until a chance encounter with a handsome man at the gym turns unexpectedly steamy. The only hang up? He’s already in a relationship. And Natalya wants more…much more.

Alex Bowman isn’t sure what he wants. His long-term relationship has been slowly losing its luster. The sex is dull, and he’s growing frustrated with feeling controlled and demeaned. So when he meets the alluring, radiant young Natalya at the gym, he’s intrigued by her charm and upbeat nature. And when he discovers her sexually adventurous nature, he can’t stop thinking about her…and just how right their relationship seems to be.

But Alex’s girlfriend doesn’t intend to let her man go without a fight, and she’s certainly not going to play fair. Even worse, Alex has been keeping secrets that threaten not just to destroy two reputations…but threaten to break Natalya’s heart too.

Set in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Torn Ties is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the last steamy page.

Where to buy Torn Ties

Publisher Bush Publishing

Nadia Braeckel Social Media

I am an author who loves writing erotica/romance with a twist to get some suspense incorporated. I’m a wife and new mom to my precious son, Elijah. I was born in Tripoli, Lebanon and moved to the United States when I was 4. My mom is German and my dad is Lebanese. I grew up in a multicultural environment, which helped me see the world through a different lens. In turn, it forced me to have a powerful imagination which came in handy later in life to create and write. I love telling stories but I love hearing others more!


Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #RomanceA long-awaited vacation turns into an unsolved murder in Karen Cino’s new Cozy Mystery Romance, Cruise Ship Chaos. Getting close to the killer puts their own lives in danger. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

Karen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Cruise Ship Chaos by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

Connie and Sara go on a cruise with their detective boyfriends. This is the first time Connie is on a cruise. Even though she was reluctant at first, she quickly settles into their suite. This trip was about relaxing and not worrying about solving murders. However, as Connie and Brett are making their way to their room, the elevator door open to a staged dead body. Once again, the women are on the case. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

How long have you been writing?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. I can remember writing my first poem in high school and writing for the school newspaper. My life has always been about writing.

What was your first published book?

My first book published was Roses. Roses is a contemporary romance. It’s about a woman who goes to Mexico to work through the death of her husband.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #Romance

My writing place has changed four times during the course of six years. I am now in forever home. I’m going to rework my office sometime in the future.

Anything special about your space?

I love that from my desk I can see the woods and the creek running along the back of the house.

What do you love most about that area?

I’m in a spot in my house where I can be excluded from the rest of the house and have my own place.

What would like to change about your home office?

I want to put French doors so I can really be closed in.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

I’d have floor to ceiling bookcases.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

My printer. I always print out what I write so I can read though it before I go to sleep.

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

It’s essential that the office is organized in order not to waste time straightening up and looking for your research.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

I used to be a writing mom. Now that my kids are engaged, I amliving on my own. I sure miss the disruptions.

What’s the last book about writing that you read?

It’s been quite some time, but I do keep going back to Save the Cat.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

I would recommend Save the Cat, Stephen King on writing and most importantly The Elements of Style.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I read a lot of Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries.

Where to buy Cruise Ship Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press

Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #Romance

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
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In Space Cowboy Blues, a sci-fi romance story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire, Josh the space cowboy can’t take his eyes off alien beauty Melynas. But one touch from her could kill him…

Alice Renaud, 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 Cowboy Desire.Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFi

Cowboy Desire by Alice Renaud and other authors

Genre: the stories in this anthology span various genres including Contemporary, Historical and Sci-Fi Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Stories have a variety of heat ratings from PG to X

Cowboy Desire is an eclectic assortment of short stories. Including contemporary, historical, fantasy, and even outer space romance, Cowboy Desire offers fourteen stunning short stories. These fourteen authors provide a range of sweet to sexy stories all with a cowboy theme. They feature strong men and women battling the weather and dangerous terrain, here on earth and in outer space.

The collection is as diverse as the authors who wrote them. Here’s a chance to discover new talented authors and the characters they create. Within these pages, there are blends of tender, often moving, thought-provoking and downright sexy stories.

Space Cowboy Blues by Alice Renaud

Josh is a space cowboy. His job? Taming alien species. But on the blue planet Albastra, the beautiful Melynas is more than a match for him. He’d love to get close to her… but everything on Albastra is lethal. Including her…

Know Josh Reynolds from Space Cowboy Blues in Cowboy Desire

Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFiHere are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

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

He saddles his horse (or whatever alien species he’s tamed) and goes for a ride by the light of the moon (or whichever satellite orbits the planet he’s on).

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

A juicy beef burger with all the trimmings. Although he’s happy to eat whatever alien food is put in front of him, he still likes Earth food the best.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He likes to wear his traditional Earth cowboy garb – jeans, checkered shirt, cowboy hat.

Does he know how to fix things?

He can fix most things on Earth, but for his spaceship and alien machinery he relies on the clever robots who accompany him.

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

On the blue planet Albastra, he fell for the beautiful alien Melynas. He went on a date with her and almost took off his mask to kiss her. It would have been the death of him – Albastra’s atmosphere is saturated with radiation and micro-organisms which are lethal to humans.

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

He likes children and is very natural around them. He likes to talk and play with them. Deep down, he longs to be a dad.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Cowboys get up early!

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

He’s friendly and very polite with everyone he meets – be they human, alien or even machine.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He will do it himself if he can, but he knows his limitations – complex technology is best left to robots.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. Space cowboys generally don’t do piercings or tattoos as they can interfere with the skin treatments required to travel in space and visit alien planets.

Personal vehicle or public transport?


Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. He’d never dream of polluting another planet.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Cowboy Desire

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions


Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second and third books, “Music for a Merman,” and “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories for the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again,” both available now, and “Cowboy Desire,” on pre order now, release date 1 April. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
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I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to be here! I’m excited to insights into Pietas, the hero of Ring of the Dragon.

Ring of the Dragon by Kayelle Allen

Know the Hero from Ring of the Dragon by Kayelle Allen @kayelleallen #RLFblog ##SciFi #Dragons

Genre Science Fiction, MM Romance, Dragons

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest.

As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love.

But, torn apart by the king’s rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship.

When Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice.

If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot face eternity without a shadow to balance his light…

(Look inside Ring of the Dragon for a link to Just Desserts, a short story written for this book.)

Know the Hero from Ring of the Dragon

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

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

That’s a bad thing for Pietas. If left to his own devices, he tends to get into trouble. Or start it.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s not driven by appetite. He likes most food. But he’d probably go for some chips or similar food if he wanted a snack.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He lives in uniform. It’s white with teal trim, with knee high boots. But in private when relaxing, he pulls on a loose tunic and pants, and then goes barefoot.

Does he know how to fix things?

He’s over 12k years old. He’s broken more things than most people could ever fix, but he’s learned how to put most stuff back together.

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

Pietas had been held up at gunpoint and refused to surrender the ring he was wearing (the item for which the book is named). He got knocked out cold by a pulsewave that would have killed a human. He came to only after being tossed out of low-hovering shuttle into a river. He did get the ring back, however. Others have tried to steal it, but no one has gotten away with it. He’s had the ring for hundreds of years. It was a gift from a dear friend / ex-lover.

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

Children seem to like him and they are comfortable around him, yet adults view him as cold and distant. Perhaps he lets down his guard more around kids.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Wakes up the moment he opens his eyes. No such thing as groggy with Pietas.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

Reserved, quiet. He lets others talk and reveal themselves.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He expects someone to whom he delegates authority to handle the situation. Pietas might do it better and faster, but he believes in training others so he doesn’t have to do it himself. He’s taught himself “forbearance” rather than patience. As he says, you don’t gain patience by having everything go your way.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

His skin rejuvenates so fast there is no time for ink to settle in before it’s gone. He does, however, seek out body modification artists when he’s in a new city, and asks for a piercing at the end of his left eyebrow. It lasts only a couple days and he will wake up to find it on his pillow. When he’s depressed, he will ask for a small tattoo of a dragon, usually on an upper arm. It has to be small, otherwise, the artist would see the first part of the work disappearing while the last is yet incomplete. Pietas says pain helps him focus and gain insight, but he does not self-harm.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Hired. His ship, Le Persequor, is absolutely massive. It could never land on a planet. The style of vehicles changes from one world to the next, so rather than buy one on each, he uses hired vehicles. Whatever the equivalent is to an Uber or taxi. Or he calls up someone he knows on that world and asks them to ferry him around.

Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. He wastes nothing. Even food goes into compost.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Win this Dragon Box

In Ring of the Dragon, Pietas appreciates the beauty of a one-of-a-kind custom box with a dragon on top. I had one like it designed for this book, and you can win it. Enter here:

I already owned a dragon box made by Dratar, and when I asked about purchasing one to use for a contest, they graciously offered to sponsor it. This beautiful square stash box will hold tarot cards or whatever else your heart desires.

For more gorgeous, one-of-a-kind designs, please visit their website.


Where to buy Ring of the Dragon

Preorder (out April 16, 2021) Universal Buy Link

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Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role-playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
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Know the Heroine from Personal Assistant by Cara North @CaraNorthauthor #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceIn Personal Assistant by Cara North, we meet Frankie. She is a college professor looking for change. She might take the offer to teach abroad, or she may just take a job as a personal assistant to a Hollywood celebrity. She knew she would be working for someone famous. She didn’t expect it to be her number one celebrity crush. She needs the job, he needs her organization skills, they discover they may need even more than either expected from each other.

Cara, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about Personal Assistant.

Personal Assistant by Cara North

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Frankie put in the application to be a personal assistant without thinking she would actually get the job. She did. Working for one of Hollywood’s most desirable actors and unabashed flirt proves to be more challenging than any job she has had before.

Of course, when the lines between work and play get blurry, she has to let him break a few rules to avoid breaking her heart.

Know the Heroine from Personal Assistant Hollywood Nights Book 1

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

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

Read a great book or watch a movie staring the hero.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Cannoli and she does buy it in the book.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Business casual is her go to wardrobe for day to day, but she has a closet full of corsets and cosplay things she doesn’t share with anyone…until she meets the hero.

Does she know how to fix things?

Schedules, yes. A faucet, no.

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

One of her first tasks as the PA is to take Ishmael, a one-year-old German Shepard for a walk at the dog park in the posh neighborhood. By the time the hero shows up, he thinks she is working out and taking a little jog when she is really just trying to get the dog. The dog who immediately brings Jonas, his owner, the ball and sits like he always listens.

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

Frankie loves children, so she admires them, wants one or four of her own.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Grumpy for sure.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yes, and not just to hold up her hair.

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

She does occasionally. Light and sweet.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Schedule, maps, find my phone, anything that provides security to the info on the phone.

Android or iPhone?


Earrings or unpierced ears?


Tattoos or unadorned skin?


Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle.

Recycle or toss?


Where to buy Personal Assistant

Universal Buy Link


Barnes and Noble


Cara North Social Media

I write fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. I am interested in a variety of literature. I have a MFA in Creative Writing and a MA in English. I have held workshops for creative writing with a variety of people in libraries and other venues. I am a USMC Veteran.
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Cara North: Contemporary, PNR, Other
September North: YA
Echo North: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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