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Author Archives: Kayelle Allen

About Kayelle Allen

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Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #RomanceA long-awaited vacation turns into an unsolved murder in Karen Cino’s new Cozy Mystery Romance, Cruise Ship Chaos. Getting close to the killer puts their own lives in danger. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

Karen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Cruise Ship Chaos by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

Connie and Sara go on a cruise with their detective boyfriends. This is the first time Connie is on a cruise. Even though she was reluctant at first, she quickly settles into their suite. This trip was about relaxing and not worrying about solving murders. However, as Connie and Brett are making their way to their room, the elevator door open to a staged dead body. Once again, the women are on the case. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

How long have you been writing?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. I can remember writing my first poem in high school and writing for the school newspaper. My life has always been about writing.

What was your first published book?

My first book published was Roses. Roses is a contemporary romance. It’s about a woman who goes to Mexico to work through the death of her husband.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #Romance

My writing place has changed four times during the course of six years. I am now in forever home. I’m going to rework my office sometime in the future.

Anything special about your space?

I love that from my desk I can see the woods and the creek running along the back of the house.

What do you love most about that area?

I’m in a spot in my house where I can be excluded from the rest of the house and have my own place.

What would like to change about your home office?

I want to put French doors so I can really be closed in.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

I’d have floor to ceiling bookcases.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

My printer. I always print out what I write so I can read though it before I go to sleep.

What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?

It’s essential that the office is organized in order not to waste time straightening up and looking for your research.

Are you a writing mom/dad?

I used to be a writing mom. Now that my kids are engaged, I amliving on my own. I sure miss the disruptions.

What’s the last book about writing that you read?

It’s been quite some time, but I do keep going back to Save the Cat.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

I would recommend Save the Cat, Stephen King on writing and most importantly The Elements of Style.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I read a lot of Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries.

Where to buy Cruise Ship Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KHLC78H

Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #Romance

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who 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. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
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In Space Cowboy Blues, a sci-fi romance story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire, Josh the space cowboy can’t take his eyes off alien beauty Melynas. But one touch from her could kill him…

Alice Renaud, 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 Cowboy Desire.Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFi

Cowboy Desire by Alice Renaud and other authors

Genre: the stories in this anthology span various genres including Contemporary, Historical and Sci-Fi Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Stories have a variety of heat ratings from PG to X

Cowboy Desire is an eclectic assortment of short stories. Including contemporary, historical, fantasy, and even outer space romance, Cowboy Desire offers fourteen stunning short stories. These fourteen authors provide a range of sweet to sexy stories all with a cowboy theme. They feature strong men and women battling the weather and dangerous terrain, here on earth and in outer space.

The collection is as diverse as the authors who wrote them. Here’s a chance to discover new talented authors and the characters they create. Within these pages, there are blends of tender, often moving, thought-provoking and downright sexy stories.

Space Cowboy Blues by Alice Renaud

Josh is a space cowboy. His job? Taming alien species. But on the blue planet Albastra, the beautiful Melynas is more than a match for him. He’d love to get close to her… but everything on Albastra is lethal. Including her…

Know Josh Reynolds from Space Cowboy Blues in Cowboy Desire

Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFiHere are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

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

He saddles his horse (or whatever alien species he’s tamed) and goes for a ride by the light of the moon (or whichever satellite orbits the planet he’s on).

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

A juicy beef burger with all the trimmings. Although he’s happy to eat whatever alien food is put in front of him, he still likes Earth food the best.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He likes to wear his traditional Earth cowboy garb – jeans, checkered shirt, cowboy hat.

Does he know how to fix things?

He can fix most things on Earth, but for his spaceship and alien machinery he relies on the clever robots who accompany him.

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

On the blue planet Albastra, he fell for the beautiful alien Melynas. He went on a date with her and almost took off his mask to kiss her. It would have been the death of him – Albastra’s atmosphere is saturated with radiation and micro-organisms which are lethal to humans.

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

He likes children and is very natural around them. He likes to talk and play with them. Deep down, he longs to be a dad.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Cowboys get up early!

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

He’s friendly and very polite with everyone he meets – be they human, alien or even machine.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He will do it himself if he can, but he knows his limitations – complex technology is best left to robots.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. Space cowboys generally don’t do piercings or tattoos as they can interfere with the skin treatments required to travel in space and visit alien planets.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Spaceship.

Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. He’d never dream of polluting another planet.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Cowboy Desire

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com

Amazon https://amzn.to/2LmdUhD

Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second and third books, “Music for a Merman,” and “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories for the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again,” both available now, and “Cowboy Desire,” on pre order now, release date 1 April. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
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I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to be here! I’m excited to insights into Pietas, the hero of Ring of the Dragon.

Ring of the Dragon by Kayelle Allen

Know the Hero from Ring of the Dragon by Kayelle Allen @kayelleallen #RLFblog ##SciFi #Dragons

Genre Science Fiction, MM Romance, Dragons

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest.

As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love.

But, torn apart by the king’s rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship.

When Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice.

If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot face eternity without a shadow to balance his light…

(Look inside Ring of the Dragon for a link to Just Desserts, a short story written for this book.)

Know the Hero from Ring of the Dragon

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

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

That’s a bad thing for Pietas. If left to his own devices, he tends to get into trouble. Or start it.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s not driven by appetite. He likes most food. But he’d probably go for some chips or similar food if he wanted a snack.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He lives in uniform. It’s white with teal trim, with knee high boots. But in private when relaxing, he pulls on a loose tunic and pants, and then goes barefoot.

Does he know how to fix things?

He’s over 12k years old. He’s broken more things than most people could ever fix, but he’s learned how to put most stuff back together.

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

Pietas had been held up at gunpoint and refused to surrender the ring he was wearing (the item for which the book is named). He got knocked out cold by a pulsewave that would have killed a human. He came to only after being tossed out of low-hovering shuttle into a river. He did get the ring back, however. Others have tried to steal it, but no one has gotten away with it. He’s had the ring for hundreds of years. It was a gift from a dear friend / ex-lover.

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

Children seem to like him and they are comfortable around him, yet adults view him as cold and distant. Perhaps he lets down his guard more around kids.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Wakes up the moment he opens his eyes. No such thing as groggy with Pietas.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

Reserved, quiet. He lets others talk and reveal themselves.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He expects someone to whom he delegates authority to handle the situation. Pietas might do it better and faster, but he believes in training others so he doesn’t have to do it himself. He’s taught himself “forbearance” rather than patience. As he says, you don’t gain patience by having everything go your way.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

His skin rejuvenates so fast there is no time for ink to settle in before it’s gone. He does, however, seek out body modification artists when he’s in a new city, and asks for a piercing at the end of his left eyebrow. It lasts only a couple days and he will wake up to find it on his pillow. When he’s depressed, he will ask for a small tattoo of a dragon, usually on an upper arm. It has to be small, otherwise, the artist would see the first part of the work disappearing while the last is yet incomplete. Pietas says pain helps him focus and gain insight, but he does not self-harm.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Hired. His ship, Le Persequor, is absolutely massive. It could never land on a planet. The style of vehicles changes from one world to the next, so rather than buy one on each, he uses hired vehicles. Whatever the equivalent is to an Uber or taxi. Or he calls up someone he knows on that world and asks them to ferry him around.

Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. He wastes nothing. Even food goes into compost.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Win this Dragon Box

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: https://kayelleallen.com/giveaways/kingsumo-dragon-box

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.

For more gorgeous, one-of-a-kind designs, please visit their website. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DRATAR

 

Where to buy Ring of the Dragon

Preorder (out April 16, 2021) Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/ring-dragon-immortal

Kayelle Allen Social Media

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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Know the Heroine from Personal Assistant by Cara North @CaraNorthauthor #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceIn Personal Assistant by Cara North, we meet Frankie. She is a college professor looking for change. She might take the offer to teach abroad, or she may just take a job as a personal assistant to a Hollywood celebrity. She knew she would be working for someone famous. She didn’t expect it to be her number one celebrity crush. She needs the job, he needs her organization skills, they discover they may need even more than either expected from each other.

Cara, 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 Personal Assistant.

Personal Assistant by Cara North

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Frankie put in the application to be a personal assistant without thinking she would actually get the job. She did. Working for one of Hollywood’s most desirable actors and unabashed flirt proves to be more challenging than any job she has had before.

Of course, when the lines between work and play get blurry, she has to let him break a few rules to avoid breaking her heart.

Know the Heroine from Personal Assistant Hollywood Nights Book 1

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

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

Read a great book or watch a movie staring the hero.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Cannoli and she does buy it in the book.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Business casual is her go to wardrobe for day to day, but she has a closet full of corsets and cosplay things she doesn’t share with anyone…until she meets the hero.

Does she know how to fix things?

Schedules, yes. A faucet, no.

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

One of her first tasks as the PA is to take Ishmael, a one-year-old German Shepard for a walk at the dog park in the posh neighborhood. By the time the hero shows up, he thinks she is working out and taking a little jog when she is really just trying to get the dog. The dog who immediately brings Jonas, his owner, the ball and sits like he always listens.

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

Frankie loves children, so she admires them, wants one or four of her own.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Grumpy for sure.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yes, and not just to hold up her hair.

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

She does occasionally. Light and sweet.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Schedule, maps, find my phone, anything that provides security to the info on the phone.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

None

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle

Where to buy Personal Assistant

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/u/mv5WaV

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D4W23NI/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/personal-assistant-cara-north/1115589929

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/personal-assistant-10

Cara North Social Media

I write fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. I am interested in a variety of literature. I have a MFA in Creative Writing and a MA in English. I have held workshops for creative writing with a variety of people in libraries and other venues. I am a USMC Veteran.
My pseudonyms are:
Cara North: Contemporary, PNR, Other
September North: YA
Echo North: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Website http://www.creativewritingwithdrnagle.com
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Coming Soon: Another Night Alone by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA lost child and a woman left for dead send Deke spiraling down a trail of horrors in Bernadette Jones latest Romantic Suspense.

Bernadette, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Another Night Alone.

Another Night Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She’d had the courage to save her child. Will she be able to save herself?

Avie’s dreams of a better future for herself and her daughter are shattered when the shadows of their past threaten their new life. With their dreams on the line once again, Avie knows giving in will cost her everything, but is she strong enough to fight back?

She is the light to his dark…

Deke Ward has witnessed true evil in his life. When he finds the goodness in Avie and her young daughter, he’ll do anything to protect them. Their hope starts to heal his lonely heart and when the evil shadows of their past return to haunt them, he’ll go to hell and back to save them.

Even if it means letting them go.

Where to buy Another Night Alone

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bernadette-Jones/e/B07ZY84C6K/  or sign up for the author’s newsletter

Bernadette Jones Social Media

Romantic Suspense Writer, Never Give Up-er, First Wives Club-er, Lifelong Dream Achiever & Mom
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, Washington, 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 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 enjoys a wide variety of music and book genres.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s decided to settle down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s bringing her stories and characters to life.
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Midnight in Montana by Kim McMahill @kimmcmahill #RLFblog #FreeBook #ShortStoryWill FBI Agent Devyn Nash expose who’s behind a surge in counterfeit currency or will a western shootout end her rookie career? Midnight in Montana, a free micro-read by Kim McMahill.

Kim, 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 new book.

Midnight in Montana by Kim McMahill

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

FBI agent Devyn Nash is committed to tracking down those who are producing counterfeit currency and distributing it across western states. With help from her partner, colleagues, and a handsome Wyoming sheriff she identifies suspects and a source of distribution. When she tries to execute the search warrant a real western shoot out erupts, and she must resort to drastic measures to bring them to justices.

Where to buy Midnight in Montana

Publisher Prism Book Group

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YZ53XKJ

Barnes and Noble Buy Link (ebook) https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midnight-in-montana-kim-mcmahill/1139028072?ean=9781522398967

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/midnight-in-montana-2

Kim McMahill Social Media

Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. Along with writing novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology. Kim currently resides in Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.
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