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Author Archives: Kayelle Allen

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

Reuniting with the man who broke her heart has never felt so right. Falling back into love, the theme of Harmony’s Embrace by Amber Daulton.

Amber, 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.

Harmony’s Embrace by Amber Daulton

Genre Romantic Suspense

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

Divorced dad Birley Haynes is too busy raising his children and running his family’s music academy to start a relationship. Then Harmony Holdich, his high school sweetheart, returns home to Willow Springs, Vermont for Christmas and falls into his bed. She brings light and fun back into his life, but he can’t brush aside the threatening incidents around his workplace.

Harmony hadn’t expected a complication like Birley, especially so soon after the death of her unfaithful husband. With her life a mess, she plans to move across the country and start over. All she can offer him is a fling, but her heart yearns for more.

When the threats rise, how will Birley keep his children safe and convince Harmony to give love another chance?

Why did you write this book?

Harmony’s Embrace is part of the multi-author Deerbourne Inn series, in which I’d already written one book, Lyrical Embrace. As I was writing Lyrical, I introduced a secondary character that really needed a good woman in his life.

Birley Haynes was so focused on work and taking care of his children that he’d forgotten how to relax and have fun. I wanted him to be happy and to find a mother figure for his adorable kids.

A few ideas bounced around in my head for about a year, but I couldn’t decide on Birley’s love interest.

Would she be a stranger coming to his small town of Willow Springs for whatever reason?

Would she be his ex-wife, who ran away from her responsibilities and now regrets her foolhardy decision?

Or would she be his high school sweetheart who never stopped loving him?

After I finally decided on the heroine—bachelorette number 3!—the plot fell together easily.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense and Paranormal are tied in first place. Give me bad boys, criminals, and secret agents, or vampires and shifters—I’m not picky.

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

I’m not sure. I really like The Hunger Games movies, and the books are on my ever-growing TBR list. So I have to go with the awesome Katness Everdeen.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently revising Ryan’s Temptation, a novella in my Arresting Onyx series. It follows sassy beautician Chanel Leroc and her sexy blond neighbor Ryan Naylor. After they witness the brutal death of a prostitute and the killer sets his sights on them, they must go into Witness Protection for their own safety. This fast-paced romantic suspense thriller is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully, Ryan’s Temptation will be out in Summer 2021.

Where to buy Harmony’s Embrace

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L73TB9C/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/harmonys-embrace-amber-daulton/1137951572
Apple/iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/harmonys-embrace/id1539081673
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/harmony-s-embrace
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=1M8HEAAAQBAJ
Universal link https://books2read.com/u/bPX6kR

Amber Daulton’s 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.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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Coming Soon: The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance #romance #fairytaleIn Dee S Knight’s erotic Cinderella, a worldly Prince, a naïve Cindy, and an unassuming fairy godfather come together in a magical HEA ending.

Dee, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Cinderella Curse.

The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight

Genre Contemporary erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

One evening, in a land far away, a wife spins a fairy tale for the amusement of her husband. It’s not your typical child’s tale, of course, but an adult, erotic version of the classic, Cinderella.

All of the principals are present. Charlotte Gambrell immediately recognizes Prince Charming when she meets her boss, James Clarkson. Unfortunately, the worldly Clarkson barely knows she’s alive. Charlotte’s two hateful supervisors make her professional life miserable by piling on the work and never letting her forget that she has employment only at their pleasure.

Everything changes when Charlotte becomes part of a magazine shoot. The photographer, Cooper Hunt, agrees to perform duties as her fairy godfather. By day, he transforms her life by revealing to the world what he already knows, that Charlotte is an exquisite beauty. By night, he transforms her universe by teaching her about passion so she can attract her Prince. The “real” Cinderella never had it so good!

By the time Charlotte arrives at the ball, she has James on her mind and Cooper in her heart. Which man will she make her Prince?

Where to buy The Cinderella Curse

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B079BGZNDN or sign up for the author’s newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/h8t2y6

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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Read A Stolen Heart, a novel by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #MM #RLFblogI’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 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…

Where to buy A Stolen Heart

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

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Unstoppable heroes – Uncompromising love – Unforgettable passion
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Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen
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The Billionaire's Christmas Wish by Laura Haley-McNeil @laurarmcneil #RLFblog #NewRelease #SweetRomanceAn injured football player and a woman with a mysterious past can’t fight the feeling in Laura Haley-McNeil’s new adult romance, The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish, but find themselves fighting more than feelings when they’re hunted by the past.

Laura, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish.

The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish by Laura Haley-McNeiil

Genre Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

His life just got complicated.

River Jackson’s riding high as the Denver Flyer’s starting quarterback, until an injury sidelines him. When Coach needs a volunteer to deliver donated football uniforms to the learning center in The Grid, River’s glad to go. What he hadn’t expected was the tiny woman with sparkling dark eyes and dreams bigger than the old schoolhouse she’s renting. He has no intention of falling for her, especially with his career on the ropes.

After a disaster turns Soledad Marcos’ life upside down, she’s glad the learning center has given her and her daughter a stable life. She buries the secrets of her dark past and looks forward to the future–a future that doesn’t include a dashing football player and his desire to help. Her students love River so she’s forced to bury the unease that has held her back for years.

As Soledad draws closer to River, she learns his tough exterior masks a compassionate and tender soul she’ll resist at all costs, but turning her back on love means a bigger sacrifice that could cost more than a broken heart.

Why did you write this book?

Billionaires and Christmas make the season bright, so I thought what better way than to enjoy the holiday than by combining the two.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Anything romance, but I also can’t resist a good psychological thriller.

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

I find I have new book boyfriend with nearly every book I read, but for heroines, Scarlett O’Hara and Elizabeth Bennet are firmly emblazoned in mind.

What are you working on at the moment?

As yet untitled, Book 4 of the Beaumont Brides Series takes place in the Outer Banks, one of my favorite places to visit. Tessa receives the shock of her life when the company she works for closes its New York branch. She escapes to a beach house on Manteo Banks, and into the arms of Dillon Lowe whose dark past threatens to expose secrets she had thought long buried.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Never Kiss Goodbye, Book 8 of the Crystal Creek Series releases January 26, 2021, and Beaumont Brides Box Set Books 1-3 releases May 25, 2021.

Where to buy The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HXLP3PM

Laura Haley-McNeil Social Media

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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The Rancher's Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance Today’s featured book is The Rancher’s Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille.

The Rancher’s Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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.

Where to buy The Rancher’s Baby Proposal

Publisher Harlequin http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=70354
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ranchers-Baby-Proposal-Hitching-Hotel-ebook/dp/B01LLPCDXY/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ranchers-baby-proposal-barbara-white-daille/1124564570
Books-A-Million http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Ranchers-Baby-Proposal/Barbara-White-Daille/Q92625305?id=6809026813830
IndieBound http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780373757596
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-rancher-s-baby-proposal

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.

Website http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Newsletter http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002J6B0QQ

 

Bucket list of IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseCan two lost souls find sanctuary in each others arms? Or will the past come back to destroy them? Another exciting Romantic Suspense by Bernadette Jones

Let’s meet IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn. 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.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends are gone. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little….love.

Will they let me walk away?

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

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 34

Gender: Badass Female

Birthplace: Backwoods Kentucky

Profession: Military and Black Ops

Ethnicity: No Clue

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m 5’7″, blue eyes, long blonde hair. I’m a fighter, so I’m pretty well muscled but sleek. My size is deceptive. I’m a lot stronger than some would think.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up poor and learned how to fight early. I was into martial arts and MMA boxing before I even left high school to join the military.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Gage Ewing won’t get out of my head or my life. I don’t want anyone, but he doesn’t let up. He makes me feel safe to be me. He makes me feel wanted. He doesn’t care what I’ve been.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother, JackDaniels Vaughn. But I haven’t seen him since I was a kid. He disappeared.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

We didn’t have many toys. We played outside or went to the school playground.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love pasta and meatballs, a little on the spicy side. My second favorite is chicken, any style.

Tell us about your best friend.

The first time I met Owen, I decked him. He’s not afraid to spar with me. We’re both ex-military and ex-MMA fighters. We’ve both seen some bad stuff. He gets me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I traveled a lot with my career. Now, I want solitude and peace and maybe a family. I think I’ve found it in Spencer, Colorado.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Kentucky. Growing up there was my personal hell on earth.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I really wish I could see my brother again. I miss him and I think I understand why he left, but I’d like to say I’m sorry. And—and tell him I love him.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The person out to kill me. I don’t know who it is, but I will find them.

From the Author

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

There are some secondary characters that wanted to take over. I had to promise they would get their own stories.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Ivy stays in the shadows. I thought it was time people learned a little about her. She had a hard time growing up. There is a reason she is the way she is.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She didn’t know how to love or be loved. Affection was hard for her. I also didn’t know she had a brother.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly a short story with Gage and Ivy. Also keep watching, Jack Daniels may have his own story. After all, Spencer is about family.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Paranormal. I have some ideas…. If only there was more time in a day.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m vegetarian.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I write about the healing of love. We all have something in our pasts that we wish we could change. So do my characters. I grew up on mysteries, thrillers, and action stories. You will find all of those in my books.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order, but characters from my other books in the Aspen Gold Series may show up, just for fun! Also, my books are a little messy, complicated, gritty and steamy.

Lonely Eyes, Owens book, followed this one. Look for Another Night Alone, Deke’s story coming soon.

So you don’t miss anything be sure to stop by and visit my website. While you’re there check out the playlists I use for each book. More releases are coming soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Publisher Aspen Gold Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stay-a-little-longer-bernadette-jones/1137011494
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/stay-a-little-longer/id1513487996
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stay-a-little-longer-9
Universal link. https://books2read.com/u/bMPQqX

Bernadette Jones Social Media

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.
Website https://www.bernadettejones.com/
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