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Author Archives: Kayelle Allen

About Kayelle Allen

The Romance Lives Forever blog features authors and new books from all genres.

Read the new Highland Scandal by Mageela Troche @MageelaTroche #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceMageela Troche, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Highland Scandal.

Highland Scandal by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

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

How long does happily ever after take?

They call her banshee. The taunt has pursued strong-willed Rowen Mackenzie through the glorious Scottish highlands. One man sees beyond the superstition–Lachlan Gordon. This brave highlander is the man she loves but duty requires her to wed another.

Wickedly charming, Lachlan Gordon has loved Rowen Mackenzie since his first glimpse of the ethereal beauty. As bastard of Chief Gordon, Lachlan can never claim her as his own. When his father, Laird Gordon, is murdered, Lachlan becomes the clan chief…too late to marry the woman he loves.

Years later, Rowen is now a widow and mother and her son is in danger. She jeopardizes her life and most importantly, her heart to protect her son. Lachlan is the only man who can help her. For a second chance at love, he must risk all—his clan, his life and his love to win even as secrets threaten their happiness and their very lives.

Will Rowen and Lachlan have their own happily ever after?


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

I now just write historical romance. I have a few ideas for a contemporary bouncing about my head.

How do you come up with ideas?

Each time, it is different. It might be a picture, a line I read, or a character enters my head. Highland Scandal came out about instantly. I just had to sit down and write.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

I love revising a novel that when I can make it better and get deeper than when I write my first draft.

When did you write your first book?

I was about five. It was three pages long and printed in pink crayon. As an adult my first was a chick-lit that is buried in the deep recesses of my drive and that was about 2004.


Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? City life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Highland Scandal


Mageela Troche Social Media

An Air Force brat, Mageela Troche has lived throughout the world then landed in New York City. She wanted to leave the same day she arrived. Yet, with her stubbornness, Mageela learned to like the place and the libraries were the main reason. Since she was a little girl, Mageela wanted to be an author and an actress, however, once in college, she changed her life plan in the pursuit of money. After all, college loans must be repaid.
With life’s twists and turns, she returned to writing and focused on the romance genre. Mageela Troche’s first break came when she sold a short story to a magazine. She sold two more before the publication of her historical romance novel, The Marriage Alliance. She has gone on to write four more novels and a novella.
Mageela is currently writing in the cramped corner of her Big Apple apartment. She is the proud owner of a Black-masked lovebird named Boobula. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found online at
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Read the series: Saddle Creek by Lorelei Confer@loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #BooksLorelei Confer expands Saddle Creek series with two new releases in 2020. The series packs a punch with strong men and the women who steal their hearts. The latest is Moonlight Kisses and MugShots and A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2.

Lorelei Confer, 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.

Rustlers and Romance in the Saddle Creek series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 3

Lauren McCray heads west to escape another beating from her ex-boyfriend, but when he follows her, she runs again; this time jumping into the bed of the nearest pickup truck.

When horse rancher Chase Montgomery first lays eyes on Lauren McCray’s bruised, swollen face, and beautiful green eyes, his first instinct is to kiss the bruises away.

Now, Lauren needs protection from her ex but also from Chase who finds her irresistible. Meanwhile, his horses are missing. Who’s has the larger threat? And how much is the sacrifice?

Cover Award

The book cover for Rustlers and Romance has been nominated for the “Cover of the Month” contest on Lorelei says this is the first time she’s entered anything like this and would definitely appreciate your vote. Here’s the link, or you can click the picture to the right:

Which book is this in the series?Read the series: Saddle Creek by Lorelei Confer@loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #Books

Rustlers and Romance is the 1st book in the Saddle Creek series and is being reintroduced with a new cover.

How many books do you plan for the series?

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots is the 4th book in the series will release August 25, 2020 and A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2 will release ~ early Nov 2020. There will be at least one more in 2021.

How many books are completed?


What characters are the main stars in your series?

A cowboy horse rancher and a woman on the run from domestic violence; his herd is diminishing. Is she part of the horse thievery ring?

What is the overall theme in this series?

The premise: Four male friends since childhood grow up in the small town of Saddle Creek, WY, located in the shadows of the Grand Tetons Mountain range. They consider themselves brothers from another mother; share and help each other through the growing pains of adulting after high school and remain loyal to each other throughout; one goes to college, another buys the horse ranch he’s worked/lived on since a young age, one joins the military, and the fourth becomes the local Sheriff.

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

Rustlers and Romance
An Uptown Girl and A Cowboy
Secrets and Deceptions
A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance: Trilogy
Moonlight Kisses and MugShots (preorder now, releases 8/25/2020)
A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance: Trilogy 2 (Releases early 11/2020)

This is the order in which I wrote them, but they are all stand-alone books, professionally edited with professional covers.

What did you like best about writing this series?

The bantering, the comradery, the loyalty, and their integrity. Always true to ones’ self.

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

The Deadly series (6 books)

A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot-Romances on the Range anthology

Christmas Awakenings

Where can we find links for all your books?

Where to buy:


Lorelei Confer Social Media

Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.

In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
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Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone @sadirastone #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceIn Gelato Surprise: A Steamy Beach Romance Novella by Sadira Stone, a young woman goes to the beach to find herself, and finds him! A divorcee and a sexy young gelato vendor share passion hotter than the 4th of July in this contemporary romance novella.

Sadira Stone, 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 Gelato Surprise.

Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone

Genre Contemporary Romance Novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She came to the beach to find herself–and found him.

Forty-two-year-old divorcée Danielle Peters ends up alone on her family’s annual beach vacation. Maybe time to herself is exactly what she needs. That and gelato from her favorite ice cream shop. But when the owner’s intoxicating young nephew offers more than sweet treats, she’s tempted to indulge in a hot summer fling before returning home.

Thirty-one-year-old Matteo Verducci craved a fresh start to mend his broken heart, and he’s found almost perfection in Ocean View, where he scoops gelato by day and crafts furniture by night. But when a sexy older woman stops to sample his wares–Mamma mia! He only has two weeks to convince her their passion is more than a delicious surprise.

Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise

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

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

Matteo heads downstairs to his workshop to tinker with his latest furniture upcycling project.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Italian salumi—mortadella, prosciutto, salami, along with crusty peasant bread and spicy marinated olives

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

At work, he wears a tight black T-shirt and jeans beneath his gelato shop apron. At home, a soft chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up, linen pants, and leather flipflops.

Does he know how to fix things?

Absolutely! He’s a skilled carpenter and furniture maker.

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

He tried to hang onto an ex-girlfriend who went from artistic free spirit to consumeristic social climber. That didn’t last.

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

Matteo’s great with his nieces, his friends’ children, and with the heroines. He teaches her two tweens the finer points of Skee-ball and shows them all his favorite secret places in Ocean View.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Sleepy-soft, sexy, adorable. He’s the kind of guy who brings you a fresh-brewed espresso in bed.

Can he use chopsticks?

Of course!

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

Espresso, per favore, with a dash of sugar. He’s Italian, after all!

What apps would he have on his phone?

A level and measuring tools, for his carpentry work.

Android or iPhone?


Beard or clean-shaven?

Short scruff

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned, golden skin

Personal vehicle or public transport?

SUV for transporting his materials and tools

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. He’s very environmentally conscious, and he’s in the business of creating beautiful new pieces of furniture from old castoffs.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Gelato Surprise

Universal book link
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Apple Books
Google Play Books
Goodreads link

Sadira Stone Social Media

Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. After leaving her teaching career in Germany, she finally tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance from her new home in Washington State, U.S.A. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, plays darts (pretty well), plays guitar (badly), and gobbles all the books.
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The Rancher's Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance

Read The Rancher’s Baby Proposal. Barbara White Daille shares a western romance novel with a baby, a rancher, and a proposal. What’s not to love about that?

The Rancher’s Baby Proposal

Ally Martinez has always been known as a fun and flirty kind of gal. But deep down she’s never forgotten the cowboy who left town. When her crush Reagan Chase comes home after a five-year absence, Ally knows this is her big chance. The guy I’ve always wanted. Only Reagan has something different in mind.

Still reeling from his last relationship, Reagan needs a babysitter for his month-old son. With Ally’s help, he can get his family’s ranch ready for sale and get out of Cowboy Creek. The problem? Ally is one seriously cute distraction. But Reagan will do whatever it takes to keep his heart safe. Even if it means losing the only place–and the only woman–he can call home.

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Harlequin
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Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), and many more books in progress.
She would love to have you stop by her website and blog and to look for her the next time you’re on Facebook and Twitter.

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Michal Scott’s novellas and short stories are own voices historical romances dealing with love and pride in the African-American community. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology.

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology by Michal Scott

Other authors include Lyla Bellatas, Cindy Redding, Jennifer Kayne, C.E. Derosier, Barbara Campbell and Jane Colt.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology is a collection of seven steamy fireworks-featuring romances. Seven authors from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance writers chapter of RWA, have crafted contemporary, historical, new adult, omegaverse/shifter and same-sex loving ménage a trois novellas you’ll enjoy long after you’ve put your 4th of July firecrackers and sparklers away.

My story, Light the Fire Again, takes place in the African-American community of Weeksville in 1898. One night in 1896 between delicious rounds of oral sex, Adelaide Hanson and Hero Williams shared their hopes and dreams. She to be an artist like Edmonia Lewis. He to amass great wealth. Hero went off to start a fireworks business. Adelaide remained in Weeksville hampered by a ruined reputation until a doctor’s examination proved her still a virgin. Two years later Hero, now a self-made millionaire, returns to share his wealth with the community that sheltered his family from the violence of the Post-Reconstruction South. He has also returned hoping to ask Adelaide for her hand. She, however, is anticipating a marriage proposal from the son of one of Weeksville’s most prominent families, despite his mother’s disapproval. Hero begs for a chance to change her mind. Although still in love with him, Adelaide is unwilling to risk her heart and societal opprobrium again. Then Hero makes an offer he hopes she won’t refuse: a chance to revive what they shared two years ago by viewing a private fireworks display designed especially for her, designed especially to light the fire between them again.

Fireworks proceeds are being donated to ProLiteracy, an adult literacy organization. So support a great cause and enjoy some great sex. Buy a copy today.

Where to buy Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology


Michal Scott Social Media

A recent transplant to the Southwest from New York, Michal Scott is the erotic romance pen name of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA minister. Anna has been writing professionally since joining Romance Writers of America in 2003. She also writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor and women’s fiction and gothic romance as Anna M. Taylor.
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Is It True: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Cynthia Terelst @cynthiaterelst #RLFblog #romanceCynthia Terelst pens the Australian Romance Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. The multiculural second-chance contemporary romance includes a scavenger hunt.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Cynthia Terelst, author of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a contemporary romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Cynthia Terelst

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Will one of the treasures they find be each other’s heart?

It’s been five years since Tara walked out of Shepherd’s life without a word. Since then he’s spiralled through drugs, alcohol and empty relationships, with Tara on his mind the whole time. Now he wants to win her back, and what better way to do it than by creating a fake scavenger hunt? He knows she won’t be able to resist.

Tara’s lost enough loved ones and she didn’t want to see Shepherd added to that count. So, when she saw him high at graduation, she did the only thing she could – she walked away. When she’s teamed up with him for a million dollar scavenger hunt, the feelings reignite. For a second chance at love to work, she needs to be brave enough to open up to him, to tell him everything she withheld the first time around.

Shepherd didn’t realise how much winning would mean to Tara. He now needs to come up with $3 million for her foundation before the hunt is over. If he can’t he will need to tell her its all fake, and he doesn’t know if he can risk that.

Will secrets destroy them a second time around?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. This is my second published book. My first one was The Cat’s out of the Bag, a billionaire romance set in Australia which includes a homeless cat and a road trip.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, the Love Down Under series. The books in the series are all stand-alones, what ties them together is the location, Australia.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. I don’t lose sleep about much.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I needed to research the places where the scavenger hunts took place. Some of them I’ve visited in person.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes, there are three dogs in this book – Benny, Billy and George.

this book has more than one genre?

No. It is a contemporary romance only.

you speak more than one language?

No, just English. Unless swearing is considered its own language.

you grew up where you live now?

No, I grew up thousands of kilometers away in Melbourne, Victoria. I now live in sunny Queensland. I moved for a better work life balance and the warmer weather.

you love to read?

Yes. I wish I had more time to read. I try to read every day.

you are never late?

No, I am always late. I just can’t seem to get anywhere on time. I was glad when my work set an 8am meeting, which then forced me to get to work when I was supposed to.

you love pizza?

Yes. Pizza is great. When I was younger my favourite was Mexicana with pineapple. You might think it’s weird, but I thought it was great.

you love sushi?

Yes, I do enjoy sushi. I’ve even tried making it myself and it didn’t turn out too bad. It’s easier to buy though.

you have a pet?

Yes, I have two cats, Kimmy and Possum. And I foster kittens for a local rescue. I don’t have any kittens in care at the moment.

Where to buy Let Sleeping Dogs Lie


Cynthia Terelst Social Media

Cynthia Terelst is a project officer by day and a writer by night. She is a contemporary romance writer who likes to share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.
She lives in Queensland, Australia, where the sun shines at least 283 days a year.
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