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Category Archives: Anthology

A collection of stories. Can include more than one author and/or genre.

Read The Sweetest Magic of All by Alice Renaud in the BVS #anthology Mystic Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceAn apprentice witch goes back in time with a hot warlock in The Sweetest Magic of All, a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS paranormal romance anthology Mystic Desire. But they find more than they bargained for!

Alice Renaud, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Mystic Desire.

Mystic Desire by Alice Renaud and other BVS authors

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Mystic Desire, is a collection of short paranormal romance stories. I have always been a big fan of short stories, both reading and writing them. For the reader it is a chance to read the work of a diverse group of authors.

The themes in this book are varied, as are the collection of characters and artifacts, including Native American dream catchers, mystical jewelry, and characters such as lustful vampires, hot warlocks, a grumpy leprechaun, a ghostly terrier, a zombie apocalypse and things that go bump and “ooh” in the night!

The Sweetest Magic of All by Alice Renaud: When a sexy apprentice witch and a hot warlock go back in time to locate a magical amulet, they find more than they bargained for. It’s May Eve, the most magical night of the year, and normal rules don’t apply…

Where to buy An Awareness of Evil in Mystic Desire

Publisher https://blackvelvetseductions.com/
Amazon https://amzn.to/322Ziq3
Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/4j1AD2

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 book in the series, “Music for a Merman,” and the third, “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories to the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again”, both out now. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
Website https://nomadauthors.com/alicerenaud/alicebooks.html
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B

 

2021 SciFi Anthology #SciFi #Anthology Kayelle Allen, et al. #RLFblog

Want to read Sci Fi by authors who love Sci Fi? Check out the 2021 SciFi Anthology: The Science Fiction Novelists featuring fourteen different authors.

2021 SciFi Anthology: The Science Fiction Novelists by Kayelle Allen, et al.

Genre Science Fiction & Space Opera

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

An anthology featuring twenty new science fiction stories written by fourteen authors in four countries. Members of the Science Fiction Novelists Facebook group, like the two professional editors, each has a deep love for science fiction.

Be prepared for adventurous wonder.
Bits of terror
Aliens
Twisted reality
Dystopian dust
Whispers of fantasy, and
Hard science.
Gun play? We’ve got that too!

Where to Buy the 2021 SciFi Anthology

Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/4jLdeY

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.
Sign up for her newsletter and free Sci-Fi stories, book recommendations, and other reader exclusives https://kayelleallen.com/reader-groups/
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Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Kayelle-Allen/e/B003ZRXVN8

 

Read the series: Aspen Gold The Series by Cheryl St John, Lizzie Starr, Barbara Gwen, Debra Hines, Donna Kaye, Bernadette Jones @gold_aspen #RLFblog #romanceWelcome to Spencer, Co. Meet our families as they expose secrets, recover from their pasts, and as they fall in love.

Aspen Gold Authors, 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.

The First Six Books in the Aspen Gold Series

Genre Romance and Romantic Suspense

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

Founded in the 1800s, Spencer, Colorado is a quaint little tourist city of about 6,000. The community is a delightful mixture of historical homes and businesses alongside new construction, artfully crafted to support the growing population. From spectacular mountain views and hiking trails to kayaking, trail rides, antique shopping and artisans, the town is a goldmine to people of all ages and interests.

Jakob Spencer, founder of Aspen Gold Lodge, which is known for its elite services and strict privacy. The Spencer family and the lodge’s wealthy clientele have supported and funded many of the town’s endeavors, such as the hospital, schools, and the historical society. The generosity of the Aspen Gold Lodge clients has also stimulated opportunities in the area.

Although, incidents of danger, envy and greed occasionally taint the community the people grow, share goals and vision, and keep love, respect, and humility alive. These are the core attributes of this lively population. Through the generations, citizens have left to pursue careers and relationships, but many find their way back to their roots. To Spencer, where family is important, friends become family, and love is everything.

Come discover Spencer and find your next inspiration, a passion, or maybe even a home.

Which book is this in the series?

The first six E-books in the series are on sale for $2.99 for a limited time.

How many books do you plan for the series?

Books 13 and 14 will still be out soon. We have another 5 books planned for next year.

How many books are completed?

Currently available we have 12.5 books.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The series takes place in Spencer, Colorado. Jakob Spencer, a descendent of the original founding family, owns the elite, Aspen Gold Lodge. His wealthy clients bring money, attitude and drama to the town. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are following in his audacious footsteps making Spencer home, entwining their secrets and adventures throughout the community. Each author has chosen a family member or close family friend to follow and expose, while weaving intricate paths and new friendships within the community.

What is the overall theme in this series?

It all starts with Jakob Spencer. From there every author has chosen their own path. Introducing a family member or friend and then developing their nucleus of friends, family and relationships. The unique thing about this series is that each author has their own voice and approach to their characters place in the community. Our stories range from sweet romance to edgy romantic suspense, with a touch of paranormal. Just like in a real town!

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

** books are on sale

** Dancing In The Dark, Cheryl St.John

He had everything a man could want—except her forgiveness…

** Call Me Mandy, Debra Hines

The last man Miranda loved took everything from her…

** Ryder’s Heart, *Lizzie Starr

She can’t allow secrets o steal love from her…

** For Keeps, Barbara Gwen

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

** Second Chances, Donna Kaye

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work out…

** Sleepin’ Alone, Bernadette Jones

Hunter Lawe…riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it…

NEW RELEASES

Stay A Little Longer, Bernadette Jones

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

Speechless, *Lizzie Starr

How many peonies does it take for Vianna and Ryder to get married?

Close to the Heart, Debra Hines

He raised her child as his own…

Finding Hope, Donna Kaye

Is the peace he’s found too good to be true?

Fortunate Cookie, *Lizzie Starr

This woman…wearing frosting…and nothing else…

Lonely Eyes, Bernadette Jones

There is an art to pursuit…

Whisper My Name, Cheryl St.John

She was the girl behind the headlines…

COMING SOON

Gorgeous Scars, M.A. Jewell

People love you—people kill you…

Where can we find links for all your books?

The Aspen Gold Series
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081YPJ5V8
Cheryl St.John
https://www.amazon.com/Cheryl-St.John/e/B001IXM9IE
Debra Hines
https://www.amazon.com/Debra-Hines/e/B07XRY6TLF
*Lizzie Starr
https://www.amazon.com/lizzie-starr/e/B003F33Y0W
Donna Kaye
https://www.amazon.com/Donna-Kaye/e/B07ZF76W51
Bernadette Jones
https://www.amazon.com/Bernadette-Jones/e/B07ZY84C6K
M.A. Jewell
https://www.amazon.com/M-A-Jewell/e/B071RN7J45

Where to buy Aspen Gold The Series

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081YPJ5V8

Aspen Gold Authors Social Media

Once upon a time a group of writer friends–helping a member with a particularly difficult thread in a continuity series contrived by her editors–got the grandiose idea to create a continuity series of their own.
Yes, this was us, and we threw ourselves wholeheartedly into developing characters, fashioning families, family dynamics, and a setting, which evolved from one member’s love of all things Colorado. We created family trees, character profiles, detailed maps, brainstormed titles and themes. We collected photos and researched and even started the stories. We proposed our idea to a few publishers and got no traction. So, after a time the contracted books came first, two members dropped out of the group, a couple new ones came and went. But the core group remained.
In a tragic turn of events we lost a beloved friend and co-writer. Grief took the remaining wind from our sails. We recovered slowly, welcomed a new friend to our critique group. Then came a day when we got together and said, “We’re going to get serious and do this!” Energy built, and the series took on new life. A previous co-creator joined us again. Now, here we are, years after the initial idea, sharing the finished stories with you and hoping you will feel the same intensity and appreciation for this project as we do.
We have many more stories to share, and the ideas keep coming. Look for more books to follow in Aspen Gold: The Series.
Website https://www.aspengoldseries.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/gold_aspen
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An alien and an elf work together to save Christmas in Tricia Schneider’s newest sci-fi holiday romance novella in A Very Alien Christmas: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Alien Romances.

Tricia, 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 Alien and the Elf inside A Very Alien Christmas: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Alien Romance.

The Alien and the Elf by Tricia Schneider

Genre Holiday Sci-Fi Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

My name is Noelle, and I’m an elf. I was minding my own business, testing a newly installed engine on Santa’s sleigh when it suffered a slight malfunction, and I found myself spiraling out of control.

Then a bright beam of light hits, and I’m taken onboard a spaceship. Jaxar is a sexy, to-die-for, green-skinned alien who thinks I’m intruding on his salvage.

He’s never met an elf. Well, I’ve never met an alien. With no way to get home, I need Jaxar’s help.

Can we work together to fix Santa’s sleigh in time to save Christmas?

It’s beginning to look a lot like … aliens for Christmas!

Get ready to set your holiday thrusters to hot! If you love alien romances, you’ll adore this brand-new collection of steamy alien novellas and short stories by New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors.

Know the Heroine from A Very Alien Christmas

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

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

Noelle likes to tinker. When she’s bored, she goes into Santa’s workshop and fixes things like broken toys or malfunctioning equipment. She also likes to invent things. She’ll take out a sketch pad and draw her ideas.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Peppermint candy canes

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Standard issue elf clothing. Everything is green, red and white. Sometimes with a combination of stripes.

Does she know how to fix things?

She loves to fix things! It’s her job! She’s passionate about taking things apart to see how they work and then assembling it back together. She’s always full of ideas on how to make things work more efficiently.

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

Noelle finally talked Santa and the head elf into installing a new engine in the sleigh. Something that doesn’t require the magic reindeer for flight. She’s testing the engines when something goes wrong mid-flight and the engines stall. Smoke billows and she and the sleigh plummet to the Earth. Thankfully, Jaxar is in the area with his spaceship and beams her aboard.

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

She loves children! She helps Santa deliver presents every year to children she doesn’t know. It pleases her beyond belief to make children happy.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Noelle can be a bit of a grump until she has her peppermint mocha latte. Yes, even in the North Pole they drink coffee.

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

She doesn’t get away from the North Pole often, but when she does, as long as she keeps a hat on her head to cover her pointed elf ears, she can pass for human. She has a bubbly, optimistic attitude and doesn’t shy away from meeting new people… or aliens.

Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?

Noelle is a team player. While she does tend to take control of a situation, she knows protocol. She didn’t take it upon herself to tinker with Santa’s sleigh. She got permission from the big boss first. After that, she enjoyed working on the new engine, but she didn’t work alone.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

No earrings or other piercings. She thought once about getting a candy cane tattooed on her behind, but never went through with it.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Santa’s sleigh isn’t her personal vehicle, but he’s been known to let his elves take it for a spin now and again. As long as they aren’t seen by humans.

Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. Noelle is excellent at fixing or re-purposing broken toys and other items. She never throws anything away.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy A Very Alien Christmas

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KLS7RKQ/

Tricia Schneider Social Media

Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. From werewolves, vampires and witches to wicked pirates and sexy aliens, she weaves sensual stories where happily-ever-after is a guarantee. She believes there is a book for everyone. A sentiment she gained after years of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats, Harley and Cassius. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.
Website triciaschneider.com
Blog https://www.shadowsofromance.blogspot.com
Twitter https://www.twitter.com/triciaschneider
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A vampire encounters the impossible in Tricia Schneider’s new paranormal romance inside Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales. How can a woman from the 21st century know of a vampire’s dark past?

Tricia, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Whisper from the Grave.

A Whisper from the Grave, featured inside Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales by Tricia Schneider

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Josie Drummond breathes life onto canvas as she paints compelling portraits and scenes of people who lived and died long ago. The images are inspired by the brief flashes she witnesses during intensely painful migraine episodes. She thinks it’s just her creativity at work until the man in her paintings walks into her life one Christmas Eve. And if what she sees in her imagination is true then… Antonio is no ordinary man.

He’s a vampire.

Antonio is shocked to discover his undead life portrayed on canvases hanging along Jackson Square. Even more mysterious is the woman who paints them. How can a woman from the 21st century know of his dark past in a life he lived hundreds of years ago?

‘Tis the Season…for vampires!

When the days grow shorter and dusk comes earlier, we may spend our time decorating with holly and mistletoe, drinking cider, and playing in the snow. But the creatures who stalk the night are in their element—and while visions of sugarplums dance in our heads, they’re lurking in the shadows, knowing there’s nothing so delicious as a vampire’s kiss.

So settle in for a long winter’s night full of winter holiday vampire tales from these New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and dark fantasy, this collection give a whole new meaning to the term heartwarming.

Because sometimes, the holidays truly bite.

QUICK

What’s your favorite book?…

I have way too many favorites when it comes to books, but the first that comes to mind is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It’s a gothic romance classic that I always enjoy re-reading.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

While I love writing romances because of the guaranteed happily-ever-after, I would enjoy writing urban fantasy, too.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Read. Pick the type of book you want to write and read everything you can. If you want to write mystery, read 20 mystery books. Is romance your thing? Then read as much of the romance genre as you can. You can pick up a lot by simply reading in that genre. It’s a great place to start.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

The Witch and the Wolf is a paranormal romance published by The Wild Rose Press and can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. http://www.triciaschneider.com/books/paranormal-romance/the-witch-and-the-wolf/

Easy

Coffee or tea? Hot tea. Lavender and honey tea is my favorite, but mostly any green tea.

Sit down dinner or drive through? Drive thru. Sit down dinners are saved for special occasions.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold it. I can’t stand wrinkles.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Sadly, my dishwasher broke three years ago. I have to hand wash dishes which is not fun with four kids who feel the need to get a new cup every time they need a drink. But, when it was working, I would unload it immediately.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Driving for pleasure. I love to visit new places. Sometimes I go for a ride with no destination in mind. Just going where the road takes me.

Talk or text? Talk.

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KZL2QKN/

Tricia Schneider Social Media

Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. She believes there is a book for everyone. A sentiment she gained after a decade of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats, Harley and Cassius. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.
Website https://www.triciaschneider.com
Blog https://www.shadowsofromance.blogspot.com
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Lost Hearts in the Bayou, an erotic romance short story, written by Amber Daulton.

Amber, 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.

Lost Hearts in the Bayou by Amber Daulton

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

After Julie crashes her helicopter in the Louisiana swamp, she finds help from a sexy scientist, who happens to be her ex! Too bad Seth is the all-work-and-no-play type. How will she convince him to set aside his work and take a chance on her? Or is a second shot at love too much to hope for?

Included in the Sultry Summer Sizzle anthology.

Know the Heroine from Lost Hearts in the Bayou

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

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

Julie’s a tomboy, so she would probably watch football or some kind of sports on TV. If her favorite teams weren’t playing, she would read the latest crime thriller novels on the bestseller’s lists.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Potato chips, definitely.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Tank tops and comfortable cargo shorts or khakis. She only dresses up when the occasion calls for it, but trust me, she can rock a slinky black dress and high heels.

Does she know how to fix things?

Oh, yeah. Since she’s a pilot, she knows all about the mechanics of a plane and how it operates. Give her a wrench and she’s happy.

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

She took a chance on a guy completely different from her normal type. Seth was intelligent, sensitive, and driven while her past boyfriends were carefree and macho. Some of those jerks even had the tendency to jump into other women’s beds. Even though she and Seth started out hot and heavy, he ended up caring more about his scientific work than he did spending time with her. After he forgot about her birthday, she called it quits.

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

She’s standoffish around kids, whether she knows them or not.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Coffee. If you wake her up before the alarm goes off, you better have a cup of java in your hands. After a dose of caffeine, she turns from a grouch to a woman who’s ready to seize the day.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yep. She’s eaten enough Chinese takeout to master the delicate art of dining with chopsticks.

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

Uh, hello? Did you miss my earlier comment?

Just kidding! She’ll drink coffee night and day if she had to. She takes it black in the morning and with cream throughout the day.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Hmmm. Time zones, terrain, airflow, geography, and stuff like that are important factors in her job, so she’d have apps to reflect that.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone. The sparkly blue case she has for her phone is one of the few girly things she owns.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

She loves to wear diamond studs in her ears. Seth had given them to her for a Christmas present before they broke up.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

No tats, but she’s not opposed to getting one. Maybe someday.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She loves her sporty red car, but she’d rather fly than drive.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, of course. Litterbugs are a big no-no in her book.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Lost Hearts in the Bayou

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CBLD2SF
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sultry-summer-sizzle-nj-adel/1137289486
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sultry-summer-sizzle
iTunes https://books.apple.com/us/book/sultry-summer-sizzle/id1522040968
Universal link https://books2read.com/u/3RKLnB

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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