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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.

Know the Heroine from Love in the Key of C by Daryl Devore @daryldevore #RLFblog #ChristmasShortDaryl Devore, 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 the book.

Love in the Key of C by Daryl Devore

Genre Contemporary Christmas Short

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.

Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.

Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?

Know the Heroine from Love in the Key of C

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

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

Plays her flute. A gift from her Nana.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

At the moment, she is always hungry. She fantasizes about hot chicken noodle soup.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Warm wooly sweaters and thick comfy socks.

Does she know how to fix things?

No. If she could, the first thing she’d fix is her life.

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

Life.  Circumstances overwhelmed her and now she is living on the streets.

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

Tense. She’d like to run and hide. She doesn’t want to hear their taunts. Her life at the moment is not what she’d planned.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Scared about facing another day. If she buskers at a corner, will anyone donate? Can she make enough to find shelter and food for another night?

Can she use chopsticks?

It has been so long that she doesn’t know if she still can.

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

Hot coffee with lots of cream and sugar. That makes it sweet and fills the coldness in her stomach.

What apps would she have on her phone?

She has no phone. Phones cost money and every cent she gets is put towards food and shelter.

Android or iPhone?

When she has enough money to purchase a phone, whatever kind Ethan has.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Pierced but no earrings to wear. They were stolen.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?


Personal vehicle or public transport?

When she is lucky enough to afford it, public transport.

Recycle or toss?

Neither. Keep everything. It might become useful later.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Love in the Key of C

Publisher eXtasy Books



Daryl Devoré Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #NewRelease #HolidayRomanceLorelei 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 book.

A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance by Lorelei Confer

Genre Holiday romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): spicy

A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance

Four close and loyal friends since childhood, now grown men, make plans to celebrate Christmas but are threatened with unforeseen perils that strike close to home. Cold snow and freezing temperatures came early in Saddle Creek, Wyoming, a small town outside Jackson Hole in the shadows of the Grand Tetons mountains but wreak havoc on all their lives. Through trials and tribulations of unexpected visitors, family members, and ghosts from the past, as well as triumphs and joys, this year would be special in so many ways, because they each find the true meaning of Christmas.

A Family Christmas

Chase is forced into protective mode, when a ghost from Lauren’s past threatens to destroy, not only their Christmas, but their lives.

Christmas Decisions

Samantha (Sam) and Elliott’s suffer growing pains are put to the test when Sam’s newly divorced sister arrives unexpectantly five days before Christmas to lean on her baby sister.

Christmas Surprises

Avri and Dillon’s Christmas may be ruined when Dillon has one last dangerous mission, but does he return in time for Christmas? And can Avri, once again, forgive him?

Why did you write this book?

It seemed an appropriate ending to a great series, tying all the characters introduced so far together and also a hook to read the next book in the series.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense

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

What are you working on at the moment?

I have a number of projects going. I’m in the midst of writing the fourth story in the Saddle Creek series, Moonlight Kisses and MugShots; I’m also working on a Novella for an anthology to be released next spring, as well as editing three or four other books I’ve already written.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

You’ll see A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot in an anthology, Moonlight Kisses and MugShots, Lost and Found, Deadly Homecoming, and Deadly Intuition. They’re all in different stages.

Where to buy A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance



Barnes and Noble


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 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, to sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
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Newsletter O’Connor, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Perfectly Honest.

Perfectly Honest by Linda O’Connor

Genre Medical Romantic Comedy

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

You never know where your words will take you…

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s “fiancée” for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka “Dr. Eye Candy,” is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his “fiancée” helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his “fiancée” ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I write medical romantic comedies, and I’m also a physician. I have a whole left brain/right brain thing going on.

What is your personality type?

I’m pretty calm in emergencies which helps in my work as an urgent care doctor. I’m also a good listener, and I can be tenacious. I think you have to be somewhat tenacious and a bit competitive to get into medical school (that’s an understatement). When I have a goal in mind I work steadily to achieve it.

What was your favorite childhood game?

Red Rover. I remember playing that on the school playground and loved it. Second favourite was playing hide and seek outside on a summer evening when the whole neighbourhood was our playground.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

Unless I’m talking to other doctors I can’t really talk about medicine, so it’d have to be about writing. I could talk a lot about that. Second would be about my sons – I’m definitely a proud mom.

What is your favorite book?

This changes, but right now I’m really enjoying and laughing out loud at David Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter mystery books. So funny!

What is your favorite meal?

Indian take-out – lamb korma – doubly so since I don’t have to cook it! More time to write.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I thought it’d be cool to weave medical advice in a novel to help people take more control of their health. My favourite books to read are romance novels with a happily ever after ending so I thought I’d start there. The thought of having a book on the shelf with my name as the author was pretty compelling.

What are your favorite reference books?

The Emotional Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Pugilisi and How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

Comfortable shoes, swag, business cards, my cell phone, and my laptop so I can write while I travel, credit card for shopping :D

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Tune out all the doubts and just write.

What are your writing goals for this year?

I’m currently working on a (drumroll please) new series, Brogan Corkie Matchmaking Doctor series. My goal is to finish all four novels this year – I’m almost done number 3 – and publish one every three months staring early in 2020. Should be fun!

Get to know Linda O’Connor better by signing up for her email newsletter.

Where to buy Perfectly Honest


Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
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Read The Chieftain’s Secret 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 your book.

The Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

On a windswept Scottish Isle…

Many objects wash up on the shores of the rugged Isle of Mull. The Laird of Lochbuie never expected a pregnant wife to be included in that. Honorable Niall MacLean was wed to his childhood love when she died in childbirth. Now a widower, he struggles to get beyond his grief. Then a dear friend, Ermina Bruce pleaded for his help. His protective instinct came alive and he handfasted with Ermina to save her from an unsuitable marriage and one drunken night has led to forever after and a repeat of his past heartbreak.

The bonds of friendship…

Noble Ermina Bruce has loved Niall MacLean since he first fostered in her uncle’s home. But he loved another so she settled for the deep bonds of friendship. When her family arranged a marriage she didn’t want she knew Niall could save her from that miserable fate.

One night of passion…

That one night in Niall’s arms led to her pregnancy. Ermina has not told Niall of their secret baby. But his reaction isn’t her greatest fear. Her fear is even greater than the brave laird’s wrath. Every woman in her family has died in childbirth and all know the same fate awaits her. Once again, Ermina knows Niall is the only one who can save her. And if he fails, her last days shall be with the man she has loved since childhood.

Will love have a chance to come alive?

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I love pizza. Nothing in this whole world is as perfect as pizza.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I’m dying to travel to Rome. Pizza, history and art—that sounds like perfection to me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toys were my crayons. They had to be the 64 Crayola crayons. You couldn’t rip off the paper or press too hard. And if the point broke I had to get a whole new box. One time when I lived in Florida, I wanted my crayons to get some sun and put them in the window. Of course, they melted. I cried and wailed until I got a new box.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I love reading. Of course, I read romance. But I love history and historical biographies. I also love mysteries. I hate reading anything that has a sad ending so I rarely read literary novels. I don’t want to be rooting for a character for them to die at the end. Real life has enough hardships and I don’t want to deal with that in book.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Since I write highlander historical romance, I read a lot of historical sources, primary and secondary. I also read biographies as well as academic papers.

Where to buy The Chieftain’s Secret


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
Amazon Author Page
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Salute to Author Veterans #Author #Veterans #VeteransDay2019 #RLFblog

This Salute to Author Veterans shows authors (published or not) who are veterans. It consists of the author’s name, branch of service, writing brand, and one link. Click to learn more about the author, their books, and to find or follow them on social media.

Salute to Author Veterans

Listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Allegra Gray
US Air Force
History. Adventure. Passion.

Ann Victor
US Army
Short erotic fiction for women on the go…

Ashley Ladd
US Air Force
Contemporary Erotic Romance

Beverly Ovalle
US Navy
Happily ever after one book at a time

Bob Mayer
US Army
Founder of Who Dares Wins Publishing

CK Crouch
US Army
Romance Tangles with Suspense

Delilah Devlin
US Army
Hot Romance

Denise Patrick
US Army
Inspirational and Historical Romance

Diana Cosby
US Navy
Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense

Eliza Gayle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance

Elizabeth Ashtree
US Army
Stories to turn in your imagination.

Ella Quinn
US Army

Elle James
US Army and US Air Force
Escape with…

Gail Hart
US Air Force (JAG)
Grown Up Romances for Grown Up Girls

Geri Krotow
US Navy
Military Romance

Heather Ashby
US Navy
Military Romance

Isis Rushdan

US Air Force
Urban Fantasy Romance

Jeane Westin
US Army
Historical Romance

Jennifer France
US Navy
Erotica Romance where the destiny is love ~ Let me take you on the journey

Jessica Scott
US Army (active duty)
Contemporary Military Romance and Non-fiction

Jo Ann Brown
US Army
Inspirational Romance

Joyce Adams
US Army
Love … Laughter … Forever

Kathleen Toomey Jabs
US Navy

Kayelle Allen
US Navy
Art, Sci Fi, YA, Space Opera, Romance

Lacey Falcone
US Air Force
Tapping into your Flights of Fancy

Lindsay McKenna (aka Eileen Nauman)
US Navy
Romantic military suspense, romantic suspence

Lisa Carlisle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal, contemporary, and military romance

Lisa Cordeiro
US Marine Corps
Military Memoirs – Parris Island & Journey of a Woman Marine

Loni Lynne
US Navy
Let Fate guide you… One story at a time

Lori Avocato
US Air Force
Mystery/Romance author

Mahalia Levey
US Navy
The Decadent Side of Sin

Misty MacRae
US Navy
A Dash of Romance with a Dusting of Mystery

Myla Jackson
US Army and US Air Force
Sinfully Sexy Romance

Nancy J. Parra
US Air Force
Romantic Suspense

Rochelle Weber
US Navy
Science Fiction Romance

Rogenna Brewer
US Navy
Where Romance is Always an Adventure

Rue Allyn
US Navy
Romance – Historical, Contemporary, Erotic

Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter
US Air Force
Unexpected Romantic Fiction

Sapphire Phelan
US Army
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into romance

SE Babin
US Air Force, Texas Air National Guard
Romcom, Mysteries, Urban Fantasy

Stacy McKitrick
US Army
Even vampires can be bitten by love

Susan Ann Wall
US Army
Journey into romance…love always follows.

Suzie Quint
US Army
Falling In Love with Romance

Teresa D’Amario
US Air Force
Author of True Mate Series

Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Army National Guard
Military Romance and Medical Drama

Wayne Greenough
US Navy
Romantic Suspense, YA, Juvenile, SciFi, and Hard Boiled Detective

William Maltese
US Army
Providing Readers with International Best-Sellers for over Four Decades

Special Mention

Military News Blog – former military and police authors

RomVets – Women Writers of Romance Who Served

Anne Ashby  – Writing Warm Fuzzy and Fun (New Zealand Armed Forces Navy)

Gone But Not Forgotten

Terry Irene Blain – US Navy
Escape to the past with a romantic adventure

Did You Serve?

Are you an author and a veteran? Fill in your info by clicking here: I’m a Veteran! We’ll include you on this page and in future salutes to veterans.



Karen Cino, 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.

Winter Encounter by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

Alexandra Scaronni and Billy Davidson met each other by accident, not realizing they had gone to preschool through junior high together. They share a wonderful relationship until a secret Billy is keeping unravels right in front of them. While locking up their cafe, a car stops in front and shot are fired, which sends them into a tailspin. Will they be able to unravel the secret that has haunted Billy for years while keeping their relationship together?

Why did you write this book?

I wrote Winter Encounter because I wanted to add mystery into a contemporary romance.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love reading Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries.

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

One of my favorite characters is Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich Series.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a three book women’s fiction series, a contemporary romance and a cozy mystery.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Coming soon is book 4 in the Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series and book 1 in the 5 Beach Road Women’s Fiction Series.

Where to buy Winter Encounter

Publisher Mandolay Press


Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and 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. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
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