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Category Archives: Anthology

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

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.
Blog https://amberdaultonauthor.blogspot.com/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Daulton/e/B00ALQITWY

 

Michal Scott’s novellas and short stories are own voices historical romances dealing with love and pride in the African-American community. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology.

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology by Michal Scott

Other authors include Lyla Bellatas, Cindy Redding, Jennifer Kayne, C.E. Derosier, Barbara Campbell and Jane Colt.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology is a collection of seven steamy fireworks-featuring romances. Seven authors from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance writers chapter of RWA, have crafted contemporary, historical, new adult, omegaverse/shifter and same-sex loving ménage a trois novellas you’ll enjoy long after you’ve put your 4th of July firecrackers and sparklers away.

My story, Light the Fire Again, takes place in the African-American community of Weeksville in 1898. One night in 1896 between delicious rounds of oral sex, Adelaide Hanson and Hero Williams shared their hopes and dreams. She to be an artist like Edmonia Lewis. He to amass great wealth. Hero went off to start a fireworks business. Adelaide remained in Weeksville hampered by a ruined reputation until a doctor’s examination proved her still a virgin. Two years later Hero, now a self-made millionaire, returns to share his wealth with the community that sheltered his family from the violence of the Post-Reconstruction South. He has also returned hoping to ask Adelaide for her hand. She, however, is anticipating a marriage proposal from the son of one of Weeksville’s most prominent families, despite his mother’s disapproval. Hero begs for a chance to change her mind. Although still in love with him, Adelaide is unwilling to risk her heart and societal opprobrium again. Then Hero makes an offer he hopes she won’t refuse: a chance to revive what they shared two years ago by viewing a private fireworks display designed especially for her, designed especially to light the fire between them again.

Fireworks proceeds are being donated to ProLiteracy, an adult literacy organization. So support a great cause and enjoy some great sex. Buy a copy today.

Where to buy Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology

Amazon https://amzn.to/2Utag6T

Michal Scott Social Media

A recent transplant to the Southwest from New York, Michal Scott is the erotic romance pen name of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA minister. Anna has been writing professionally since joining Romance Writers of America in 2003. She also writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor and women’s fiction and gothic romance as Anna M. Taylor.
Website https://michalscott.webs.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/mscottauthor1
Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2TSHzRn

 

Stressing Hero and Heroines from Aspen Gold the Series @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome to Spencer, Colorado. Home of The Aspen Gold Series. When danger and deceit come to town, the families band together. Family, friendship, love are the foundation in Spencer. Come find a home with us.

Let’s meet Characters from Aspen Gold the Series, a Romances, by Cheryl StJohn, Debra Hines,* Lizzie starr, Barb Gwen, Donna Kaye, Bernadette Jones 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 latest book.

Dancing In The Dark by Cheryl St John

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She’d wanted to dance, get married, and have babies… All she had left was dance. He had everything a man could want—except forgiveness.

Stressing Dusty Cavanaugh

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Dusty Cavanaugh is a beloved son/brother/uncle/father in a huge family. He’s raising his six-year old son alone and is operations manager at the Aspen Gold Lodge. Filling in for a handyman friend, he arrives at a lake house to find none other than Kendra, with her toe stuck in the bathtub faucet—and nothing but a tiny towel for cover. Clothes or no clothes, she’s still the woman he loves.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kendra Price has loved Dusty Cavanaugh since they were kids. He shared his family with her, the only family she ever knew. They fell in love and planned to marry. But then Dusty betrayed her. She moved away and focused on her dancing career, but every summer she’s drawn back to the lake house she inherited. This summer she runs into Dusty at every turn. It’s never been more obvious—she never got over the hurt.

Call Me Mandy by Debra Hines

Genre Romance

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

Will Miranda risk losing her wounded heart to this self-made building designer? Can Declan overcome his habitual distain for the heiress and her entitled family?

Stressing Declan Elliot

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Declan Elliot moved from Boston to Spencer, but the Red Sox and the Patriots are still his teams. He’s invested his hard-earned savings in Snow Peak Properties and is now a partner in control of his future and his designs. When fiery-haired Miranda Buffet steps up to the podium and passionately argues her case against Snow Peak’s proposed casino, Declan takes notice. He’s delighted to see her the following Saturday morning at the starting line. Miranda possesses the tight, supple body of a long-distance runner and he’s counting on getting to know her better

Who is the significant other in his life?

Miranda Buffet returned to her childhood home, Spencer, Colorado to work on behalf of the historical society. She spoke out in public against the proposed construction of Standing Bear Casino, pitting her against handsome architect, Declan Elliot. Miranda encounters Declan again the following Saturday at Spencer’s annual half-marathon. Miranda spots Declan, obviously suffering from altitude sickness. Genuinely concerned for his wellbeing, she stops to help him. Holding her water bottle to his lips and gazing into his brilliant blue eyes, she can’t deny her attraction to the engaging builder.

Ryder’s Heart by *Lizzie starr

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Unable to outrun his guilt, Ryder Barlow is finally coming home after five long years. Vianna Harrison is making a new start, and trying to escape her past. Neither can start a new chapter in their lives until they stop rereading the old ones.

Stressing Ryder Barlow

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Ryder Barlow coming home after five celibate years in California to find a beautiful woman in his bed strains Ryder’s personal vow to near the breaking point. The more he learns about this captivating woman, the more difficult it is to remain distant. Believing he’s put the past to rest, he’s still not ready to expose his secret shame. Besides, Vianna is hiding something, too. He’s sure of it.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Vianna Harrison., a talented artist, an extraordinary cinnamon roll baker, and…she talks to the dead. Hiding her abilities as Vianna settles in to her new home in Spencer is easy, until the spirits won’t be denied. Keeping her attraction to the handsome man who returns home unexpectedly adds another layer to her complicated life. Then the past returns to haunt her, threatens her, and there’s only one man she can turn to.

For Keeps by Barbara Gwen

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

Widow Kate Michaels kept a secret from the man she loves, and from the entire community of Spencer, Colorado. Veterinarian Jackson Samuels still loves the woman who left him years ago. When Jack uncovers a family secret, the truth makes him question who he thought he was. Will two people who once shared a heartfelt love, allow their lonely secrets to consume and define them?

Stressing Jackson Samuels

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero?

Jack has loved Kate forever, but when he returned to Spencer to take over the veterinary clinic, she won’t have anything to do with him. And he doesn’t know why. Her daughter shows an interest and aptitude in caring for animals and spends more and more time with him. Jack cherishes the eight-year-old and wishes she was his. Now, if only her mother could come to love him again.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kate Michaels has kept a secret from her family, the town, everyone, for over eight years. But as her daughter becomes attached to the handsome veterinarian, Kate struggles to keep that secret safe. She’s loved Jackson since they were kids and dreams of the possibilities now that he’s home. But this long-kept secret could just as easily tear them apart forever, and she doesn’t know if she’s willing to risk her heart again.

Second Chances by Donna Kaye

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work. Cassie Andrews thought she met the perfect guy, then he was gone. Ten years later they meet again when they are brought together for a job. For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding Cassie and her son helps ease the the pain of his last case gone wrong. But can he keep them safe?

Stressing Heath Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding out he has a son blows him away. Keeping his son safe from an unknown threat takes all of his skills. Heath and Cassie have to put aside the past and work together to stay one step ahead of the danger threatening their son and the passion that threatens to consume them.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Cassie Andrews thought she’d met the perfect man, then he was gone, and she realized she was pregnant. Ten years later, she’s a single mom trying to rebuild her life when Heath Lawe’s return shatters her orderly life. Her son’s abduction forces them to work together and brings back the feelings she thought long dormant.

Sleepin’ Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Under cover cop, Hunter Lawe, riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it. Out for revenge on a case that went bad, he finds the perfect pawn in Ruby Leigh Dupree. He’ll use anyone to get the enemy, no matter the cost. After all, life is just the road to death.

Stressing Hunter Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Undercover cop, Hunter Lawe had a murdered in his reach and lost him when a woman betrays him. Every time another woman dies he feels the guilt and the shame. When he meets a woman who can lead the murderer back within his reach he takes her hostage to get his revenge. Too late he realizes he’s she’s the one woman he can trust. The woman who owns his heart.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Ruby Leigh Dupree was in the wrong place. Beaten and left for dead she narrowly escapes. When she wakes she has no memory of what happened to her. A haunting refrain fills her mind urging her to run, to hide in Spencer, Colorado. When Hunter finds her he tells her he has all the answers to her past. Will he lead her to the truth or her death?

Where to buy Aspen Gold The Series

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

Website https://www.aspengoldseries.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AspenGoldSeries

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Read a Romantic Comedy short stories bundle, including 11 clean and wholesome “cute meet” romantic comedy tales filled with fun and forever possibilities in Just Desserts, a sweet bundle of stories by Vicki Batman.

Just Desserts and Other Short Stories by Vicki Batman

Eleven clean and wholesome “cute meet” romantic comedy tales filled with fun and forever possibilities

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming cute meet tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, delivers eleven Hollywood style of cute-meet, romantic comedy stories.

Included are:

Bug Stuff ~ An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.

Just Desserts ~ A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.

With This Ring ~ When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, the evening turns into something utterly unforgettable.

Good Girls Finish First ~ When men friends are challenged to fix breakfast if they lose a race, one woman leads the pack and discovers finishing first can lead to romance.

Ouch ~ Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous…and romantic?

Man Theory ~ When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.

Tommy and the Teacher ~ A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.

Absolutely Positively Lost ~ Helping a map-challenged young man find his way is truly serendipitous.

The Little Birdie Who ~ A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?

Check Her Out ~ It’s a sticky situation, especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew must pay for the gum he stole.

This Is Not Working ~ One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right, and then the new boss steps in.

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s latest stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers.

Where to buy Just Desserts

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CT8XC5F/

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/
Newsletter http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

 

Read Tempt Me and help support the Kidney Foundation of Ohio @kfohio with Ariel Marie @the_ArielMarie #KidneyDisease #ReadTempt Me is a limited collection of romance tales. This diverse bundle of short stories has something for everyone, from paranormal to fantasy to dark romance.

The temptation will be too strong to resist. This book will captivate you and leave you wanting more. Be prepared for a thrilling ride that will make your heart pound.

The stories in the compilation are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Please don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever.

Note: The authors of this collection have joined to raise money for kidney disease patients. All proceeds will be donated to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.

Authors include: Peyton Banks, Yolanda Olson, Shani Greene-Dowdell, Michelle Brown, Theresa Hodge, Emery LeeAnn, Michelle Pace, Josette Reuel, Eden Rose, Ruby Papciak, Faith Ryan, Delizhia Jenkins, Barb Shuler, Amanda Kimberley, Elizabeth York, Julia Bright, Kat Parrish, Ja’Nese Dixon, Donna R Mercer, Simone Evans

Universal link: https://geni.us/Temptme

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50398132-tempt-me

Ariel Marie Social Media

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action-packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children.
Website https://www.thearielmarie.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/the_ArielMarie
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorarielmarie
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13904978.Ariel_Marie
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ariel-marie
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00WB1SBFC
Newsletter http://bit.ly/2FbA4g6

 

Relive small town memories in Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman @Vicki Batman #RLFblog #RomanticComedy Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Sommerville Holidays.

Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman

Genre: Romantic comedy short stories

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Story Blurb: Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and visits from Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

I write romantic comedy mysteries (the Hattie Cook mystery series) and romantic comedy short stories.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Oh my! Every story is different. For “Holiday Disaster,” I really did have an incident when I was a single girl and dropped my contact down the drain. I had little money to buy a new one; so there was no choice but to call Mr. Maintenance Man. However, the guy wasn’t nearly as much fun as my fictional guy. In “The Littlest Angel” I based the story on a Christmas ornament a family friend gave my mom. In “Holiday Handbag Extravaganza,” I pay tribute to a favorite handbag designer, Enid Collins.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Getting the story right. I work and work before it is edited and then work some more. I confess, I’m a slow writer.

When did you write your first book?…

I began writing sixteen years ago. Wow! Time has flown by.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather-handbags. LOL

Black or red? Love red. Wear black.

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton, preferably soft flannel.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains.

City life or country life? City life.

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home watching The Holiday Baking Championship with Handsome

Dogs or cats? Both!

Where to buy Sommerville holidays

Publisher: VLMBatman Publisher
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sommerville-holidays-wishes-holiday-holidays-ebook/dp/B07Z45SGC5/

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/
Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/
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