Read the series: Aspen Gold The Series by Cheryl St John, Lizzie Starr, Barbara Gwen, Debra Hines, Donna Kaye, Bernadette Jones @gold_aspen #RLFblog #romanceWelcome to Spencer, Co. Meet our families as they expose secrets, recover from their pasts, and–as they fall in love.

Aspen Gold Authors, 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.

The First Six Books in the Aspen Gold Series

Genre Romance and Romantic Suspense

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

Founded in the 1800s, Spencer, Colorado is a quaint little tourist city of about 6,000. The community is a delightful mixture of historical homes and businesses alongside new construction, artfully crafted to support the growing population. From spectacular mountain views and hiking trails to kayaking, trail rides, antique shopping and artisans, the town is a goldmine to people of all ages and interests.

Jakob Spencer, founder of Aspen Gold Lodge, which is known for its elite services and strict privacy. The Spencer family and the lodge’s wealthy clientele have supported and funded many of the town’s endeavors, such as the hospital, schools, and the historical society. The generosity of the Aspen Gold Lodge clients has also stimulated opportunities in the area.

Although, incidents of danger, envy and greed occasionally taint the community the people grow, share goals and vision, and keep love, respect, and humility alive. These are the core attributes of this lively population. Through the generations, citizens have left to pursue careers and relationships, but many find their way back to their roots. To Spencer, where family is important, friends become family, and love is everything.

Come discover Spencer and find your next inspiration, a passion, or maybe even a home.

Which book is this in the series?

The first six E-books in the series will be free at Amazon from 10/12 – 10/16

How many books do you plan for the series?

Books 13 and 14 will still be out this year. We have another 7 books planned for next year.

How many books are completed?

Currently available we have 12.5 books. There will be two more this year.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The series takes place in Spencer, Colorado. Jakob Spencer, a descendent of the original founding family, owns the elite, Aspen Gold Lodge. His wealthy clients bring money, attitude and drama to the town. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are following in his audacious footsteps making Spencer home, entwining their secrets and adventures throughout the community. Each author has chosen a family member or close family friend to follow and expose, while weaving intricate paths and new friendships within the community.

What is the overall theme in this series?

It all starts with Jakob Spencer. From there every author has chosen their own path. Introducing a family member or friend and then developing their nucleus of friends, family and relationships. The unique thing about this series is that each author has their own voice and approach to their characters place in the community. Our stories range from sweet romance to edgy romantic suspense, with a touch of paranormal. Just like in a real town!

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

** books are on sale

** Dancing In The Dark, Cheryl St John

He had everything a man could want—except her forgiveness…

** Call Me Mandy, Debra Hines

The last man Miranda loved took everything from her…

** Ryder’s Heart, *Lizzie Starr

She can’t allow secrets o steal love from her…

** For Keeps, Barbara Gwen

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

** Second Chances, Donna Kaye

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work out…

** Sleepin’ Alone, Bernadette Jones

Hunter Lawe…riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it…

New Releases

Stay A Little Longer, Bernadette Jones

Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him…

Speechless, *Lizzie Starr

How many peonies does it take for Vianna and Ryder to get married?

Close to the Heart, Debra Hines

He raised her child as his own…

Finding Hope, Donna Kaye

Is the peace he’s found too good to be true?

Fortunate Cookie, *Lizzie Starr

This woman…wearing frosting…and nothing else…

Lonely Eyes, Bernadette Jones

There is an art to pursuit…

Whisper My Name, Cheryl St John

She was the girl behind the headlines…

Coming Soon

Gorgeous Scars, MA Jewell

People love you—people kill you…

Where can we find links for all your books?

The Aspen Gold Series

Cheryl St John

Debra Hines

*Lizzie Starr

Donna Kaye

Bernadette Jones

MA Jewell

Where to buy Aspen Gold The Series


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Once upon a time a group of writer friends–helping a member with a particularly difficult thread in a continuity series contrived by her editors–got the grandiose idea to create a continuity series of their own.
Yes, this was us, and we threw ourselves wholeheartedly into developing characters, fashioning families, family dynamics, and a setting, which evolved from one member’s love of all things Colorado. We created family trees, character profiles, detailed maps, brainstormed titles and themes. We collected photos and researched and even started the stories. We proposed our idea to a few publishers and got no traction. So, after a time the contracted books came first, two members dropped out of the group, a couple new ones came and went. But the core group remained.
In a tragic turn of events we lost a beloved friend and co-writer. Grief took the remaining wind from our sails. We recovered slowly, welcomed a new friend to our critique group. Then came a day when we got together and said, “We’re going to get serious and do this!” Energy built, and the series took on new life. A previous co-creator joined us again. Now, here we are, years after the initial idea, sharing the finished stories with you and hoping you will feel the same intensity and appreciation for this project as we do.
We have many more stories to share, and the ideas keep coming. Look for more books to follow in Aspen Gold: The Series.
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