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Author Archives: Kayelle Allen

About Kayelle Allen

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The Groom by Lyndell WilliamsThey’re not kids anymore. In Lyndell William’s steamy interracial romance, family and culture kept them apart when young, but this sexy teacher won’t allow interference from anyone or anything. He is determined to make the hot firefighter across the street more than just a friend.

Lyndell, 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 Groom.

The Groom by Lyndell Williams

Genre Interracial Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Just when he starts to get his act together, Mansur wakes to an empty bed and a crying baby. His wife leaves him with their infant on the day he starts a new job. Uneasy and alone, he looks across the street to Faiza for help. As he relies on their long friendship, desires for the sexy firefighter reawaken within him.

Faiza can’t deny Mansur, even though she should. Her heart broke when he married another woman. She got herself together and moved on. Now, he is back in their childhood neighborhood and her life. She knows they’re just friends, but she can’t help longing for more.

Family and culture kept them apart when young, but Mansur won’t allow interference from anyone or anything. He is determined to make Faiza more than just a friend.

Why did you write this book?

The Groom is one of four books written by Muslim romance authors that center the holiday Ramadan. I wrote the main characters Mansur and Faiza’s story to show how the significance of the holy month to every aspect of Muslim life, including the most intimate.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance is my go-to genre. I love to read a range of books that highlight how people may fall or stay in love.

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

I don’t have one.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am hard at work getting the third book in the Open to Love series. Readers are itching for Rahmah’s story.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Whew! I have quite the writing roster. I am thrilled to write my first post-apocalyptic time travel romance. I have wanted to venture into SciFi romance for so long. I am also preparing to release the fourth book in the Brothers in Law series, which will feature Brandon Hulse, the teddy bear of the friends.

The Groom by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #NewRelease #InterracialRomance

Where to buy The Groom


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A bestselling author and award-winning writer, Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
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Read the #HistoricalRomance Dare to be a Duchess by Sapna Bhog @sapnawrites #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceHe’s a powerful duke. She’s his uncle’s ward. They have forever been at war, until one night, one masquerade, and one kiss…

Sapna, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Dare to be a Duchess.

Dare to be a Duchess by Sapna Bhog

Genre Regency Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

Lara Ramsay is no stranger to scandal. As the orphaned daughter of a British colonel and his beloved Indian wife, whispers follow her everywhere. Not even the protection of the formidable Duke of Wolverton, a man she can’t stand, keeps the gossips at bay.

The audacious Lara has driven Tristan Wentworth, The Duke of Wolverton, to distraction since the day his uncle took her in—and he’s quite certain doing so is her favorite pastime. After catching her and his younger sister at a salacious masquerade, he’s had enough scandal, and issues a marriage ultimatum: find a husband within six months or one will be chosen for her.

Unfortunately, no one in the ton appeals to her. Except, perhaps, the duke himself. The battle of wills has only just begun, and when Lara kisses him, their fate is sealed.

Sometimes even the most proper duke needs to break the rules to win the heart of the woman he loves…

Where to buy Dare to be a Duchess


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Sapna Bhog is an author from India who writes contemporary and historical romance novels. As a self-proclaimed die-hard romantic, her books are filled with swoon-worthy heroes and feisty heroines who clash all the time, but do get their happy ever after. Sapna has always surrounded herself with books and when she is not writing she is reading. Originally from Dubai, she now lives in Western India with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky. Sapna gave up a successful IT career and took a foray into writing and has never looked back since. Her favourite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling and shopping—not necessarily in that order.
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I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Here’s a permafree book for your TBR pile!

Wulf, Tales of the Chosen by Kayelle Allen

Wulf: Tales of the Chosen #WriteLGBTQ #SciFi #Romance

Genre Science Fiction Romance, Gay Erotic Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

With his career threatened and his life at risk, Wulf must seek help from the one man he swore he would never trust again, Luc Saint-Cyr, a.k.a. the Harbinger. An enigmatic man whose legendary power makes him the most feared person in the empire.

For the Harbinger, saving Wulf is a simple matter of asserting his will. Luc’s ties to the Thieves’ Guild grant him access anywhere. He can protect Wulf without difficulty.

Until Luc brings Wulf home for safekeeping, and discovers the real reason for the threats. Protecting Wulf has not only put his and Wulf’s lives at risk, it’s also risked the life of Luc’s teenaged son. This is beyond protection, now. To the Harbinger, this is personal…

This book is #Permafree

Where to buy Wulf, Tales of the Chosen

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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.

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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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Read the Suspense novel The Prank by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

It was meant to be a harmless prank. Instead, Emilee and Jeremy find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse in the harsh Alaskan wilderness in Lyncee Shillard’s romance suspense, The Prank.

Lyncee, 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 Prank by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Adventure Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Emilee Sawyer learns the reclusive billionaire Ted McGraft is going to an Alaska animal reserve, she sees it as her break. An interview of a lifetime. When she arrives, she learns it was a prank set up by her cousin. Only it isn’t funny, it’s deadly when Emilee becomes the target of a serial killer.

Jeremy Hanks had a bad feeling about Emilee Sawyer but the reserve could use some positive exposure after all the mudslinging of a local developer. The moment she arrives, he knows the smart thing would be to send her away. Instead, he lets the sexy reporter stay. A mistake that may cost them both their lives.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Chicken stuffed cheese and broccoli, sour cream mashed potatoes, sautéed asparagus, homemade bread with strawberry jam and coconut cream pie

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

A hamburger. It’s really hard like impossible to totally ruin a hamburger and I never make them at home.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Warm – not hot but a nice 84 degrees. Sunny. A hut on the beach where doughnuts and umbrella vodka drinks just appear. No cooking. Books – lots of books and time to read them.

What are your hobbies?

Journal making, crocheting, eating doughnuts, and making drinks with vodka.

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

It depends on the book. I’m currently working on the first book in a series where the heroine is a forensic account. I read forensic accounting for dummies – not one of my more exciting reads.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

In the Shadows by Rasmus

Where to buy The Prank

Universal Buy Link
Barnes and Noble

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
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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!


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