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Find out what Gage Ewing from Stay A Little Longer wears to bed. Bernadette Jones "bares" all @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA one night hook-up brings two loners together in Bernadette Jones’ new Romantic Suspense, Stay A Little Longer. Can they keep each other alive when the past comes for revenge?

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 your book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The Healer

Doctor Gage Ewing is on the run from a past he can never forget. No matter how many people he saves in hospitals or on the crime-ridden streets, he can never be forgiven for the one who died. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be another temporary stop on his neverending road. But he made a mistake. He got involved.

The Soldier

IrishMist “Ivy” Vaughn has been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve, trained with warrior skills to be whatever is demanded of her. No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be a place to bury her past and start over. Will they let her walk away?

Sometimes the past won’t let you go.

Let’s bare it all and chat about what to wear

First, what is your name and how old are you?

Gage Ewing and I’m 38

Considering the role you play in society, what is expected for you to wear?

I’m a doctor and most of the time I’m in scrubs.

Ever required to wear something you don’t like? Tell us about it.

I avoid formal occasions like the plague. I hate suits and ties. Not my thing. I’m more comfortable in a leather jacket, jeans and biker boots.

What kind of shoes or boots do you wear?

Redwings

When others see you what is their first impression?

Depends on where they see me. At the hospital, people are surprised by my ink. When I’m out and about in my normal gear and they hear me referred to as Doc, people do a double take. I look more like a biker.

What do you wear to sleep?

Nothing. If I’m alone I want to feel the cool sheets. If I have my lady with me I want to feel every inch of her pressed against me.

Tell us what your author wears when writing about you.

My writer lady wears leggings, tank tops with oversized shirts, and fuzzy slippers.

If your author has a pet, is the pet ever dressed in clothing?

She has this fluffy ball of fur that’s about 15 pounds and in the winter she dresses him in a coat. When the temps drop below zero she has a pair of plaid long johns for him. I laugh my ass off when she puts those on him.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1137011494
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/stay-a-little-longer/id1513487996
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stay-a-little-longer-9

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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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Bucket list of Deja Alvarez from A Stroke at Midnight @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #ContemporaryLockdown creates love in Lyndell William’s new BDSM romance A Stroke at Midnight. Tied down by guilt and separated by quarantine, Mateo and Deja decide to free themselves with a New Year’s Eve night of passion. But will it destroy their family and friendship?

Let’s meet Deja Alvarez from A Stroke at Midnight. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here!

A Stroke at Midnight by Lyndell Williams

Genre BDSM romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

He will have her before the year is out!

Mateo spent too many years craving the taste and touch of Deja’s body. He restrained from taking his brother’s widow to bed. Now the sinner in him is winning the battle. He is through imagining all the naughty things he can do with her. Time to put all his kinky plans into action.

He assembles his toys, determined to stroke Deja by the time the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve.

Deja knew it was wrong to lust after her dead husband’s brother. She tells herself that Mateo only wants to help raise her son, but she can’t keep ignoring the way he looks at her and how it makes her tingle with desire. She can’t resist the call of his hot body, and she does not want to.

A Stroke at Midnight is a BDSM holiday short with an alpha male into kink. **NO abuse, NO cliffhanger, guaranteed HEA!**

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 43

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Profession: Grants Management Specialist

Ethnicity: African American

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I am a tall woman. At about 5’8″, I usually tower over those around me. I love wearing my naturally coily black hair, so it frames my oval face and brushes the top of my shoulder. It takes a lot of work to keep them springy, but Mateo likes it that way. So, I make sure my coils are in all their glory when he’s around. Did I just write that? Yeah, I did.

I’m not supposed to be so into my husbands’ older brother, but Javier has been gone a long time. His death tore all of us up. Mateo and I clung to each other, and now, I’m feeling … things. Where was I?

Oh, yeah. I have dark brown skin, which I keep moisturized with my own combination of cocoa and shea butter I mix myself. Winters in Buffalo can be brutal on my skin, and a girl doesn’t want to run around looking ashy.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Let’s see. I am in my early forties and the mother of a great teenage son, even though he has been a real pain in the butt lately. When I am not hacking away at my laptop for work, I use the rest of my time and energy trying to keep Benito in line. He has been a handful since Javier died. I love him so much, though. So, I let my son live.

I work from home, which makes me a major homebody. That’s all right because the pandemic has everyone locked down at home most of the time anyway. My life hasn’t changed much. I still work and socialize over Wi-Fi, laughing, crying and arguing with friends and family through face time and direct messages.

Who is the significant other in your life?

As weird as it is for me to think, my brother-in-law, Mateo is an “other” and incredibly significant. He moved to Buffalo to help me with Benito. Over the past few years, he became the father figure in my son’s life and slipped into co-parenting him with me. I trust him with so much, more than anyone else in my life.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I am an only child.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

When I was a kid, I had one of those Speak and Spell toys. I begged my parents for weeks for one. It was my gateway to writing, and I have been a keyboard geek ever since.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

My favorite food is anything someone else cooks for me. The way it is prepared is by me sitting my plump bottom on the sofa, watching TV.

Tell us about your best friend.

I am not the best friend type of person. I love me some me, though. So, I guess I am my own best friend.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Hmm … Well, there is one place I would like to visit, but I know I never can, unless I convert. I always wanted to go to the city of Mecca. My cousin, Brandon is Muslim. He showed me pictures of when he went on a pilgrimage there. It was so beautiful, but only Muslims are allowed in the city.

I would also like to go to Peru. My Zumba instructor, Maritza is from there.

Where is a place you would never like to return to, and why?

I could live without going to France again. Javier took me to Paris for our honeymoon. I do not understand all the hype about that city.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I want to meet Michelle Obama’s stylist. For real, the woman never looks bad. I want to get tips and tricks from the person who makes the former first lady stomp around awesome, all day, every day.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

I try my best to avoid Benito’s girlfriend, Amanda’s parents. Amanda is sweet enough, but I can’t stand her parents. I had arranged for us to meet at a restaurant for dinner. Her father had the nerve to wear one of those red hats. It was obvious to me that he wanted to send a message, and I got it loud and clear. So, I steer clear of them.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

I am happy in my own time. I am not interested in going back and fiddling around with the past. The future is full of unknowns, which is scary as hell. I do not want to go there either, only to find out the people I love are all dead or something.

Meet Lyndell Williams

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

A Stroke at Midnight is my first venture into the BDMS romance subgenre. I want to explore and incorporate a range of sexual proclivities and fetishes for my characters and bring them to readers.

I was nervous about drafting love scenes with BDSM elements. Things can go wrong quickly, turning a scene meant to be sensual and titillating into something gross. It takes finesse.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

One of the challenges about short stories is that readers don’t get a lot of detail about the characters. Authors must give enough to make characters interesting and drive the plot, and nothing more, which means leaving out a lot of background. I wanted readers to get to know more about Deja. I had to keep so much of her awesomeness out of the book.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

No. A Stroke at Midnight is a standalone book. Readers have asked for a follow-up. You never know.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

None. I am a romance writer. I would like to write in romance subgenres. I have a few paranormal romances, and I want to write a sci-fi romance so badly. I am simply scared of all the world-building. I may hunker down and do it one day, but I have to find the time before I can write any time travel.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

Many readers find my books to be divergent from a lot of stories in the romance genre. I craft diverse characters in stories that challenge the standard type of love stories that center on finite races and backgrounds.

Where to buy A Stroke at Midnight

Amazon https://amz.run/4ATY

Lyndell Williams Social Media

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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Bucket list of Mercy Rose from Mystic Maples @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceWhen Mercy discovers the truth, Silvanus’ well-ordered life unravels and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong in Tena Stetler’s paranormal romance/mystery, Mystic Maples. Can they right past wrongs to have a future together?

Let’s meet Mercy Rose from Mystic Maples. 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 Maples.

Mystic Maples by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Earth/Fire witch Mercy Rose’s insatiable curiosity always gets her in trouble. After a break-in at her Colorado flower shop, and a court battle that comes to a screeching halt in her favor, she arrives at Deerbourne Inn for a much-needed getaway. Looking for peace and quiet, she finds just the opposite in a startling handsome but mysterious man and his dog.

Silvanus Forrest’s gypsy/fae heritage is a double-edged sword. The land he inherited from his parents is rumored to be enchanted. But when Mercy discovers the truth, his well-ordered life unravels, and they’re catapulted into the past to right a wrong. Along the way their lives intertwine, and they discover the true meaning of family and love. Will they change the past in time to save their future?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: thirty something

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Scotland

Profession: Florist/witch

Ethnicity: Scotish

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I guess you’d say, I’m tall and willowy. My reddish blonde hair falls below my shoulders is curly and unruly. One thing you will never miss is I have one emerald green eye and one bright blue eye.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I have a degree in plant genetics, botany and biology. I have spent most of my adult life studying and creating unique plants and flowers through splicing and grafting. Maybe a little magic. I came to Deerbourne Inn to relax and regroup after my prize creation, a flower, was stolen from my sister and my flower shop in Colorado. The perp was another flower store owner. What a sleeze. We won the court case, but my creative magic took a major hit. The other defining thing about me, is I have an insatiable curiosity which has gotten me into trouble since I was a toddler. This time I got caught trespassing on enchanted land under the full moon. But the draw was intense.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Silvanus Forrest. He has lots of secrets but most of all His Fae/Gypsy blood has been a thorn in his side. So you see we have lots in common.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

Bucket list of Mercy Rose from Mystic Maples @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance

What is your birth order?

There is only me and my sister. I’m the youngest.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My magic. It led to lots of interesting events coupled with my curiosity in my youth.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Oh, pizza is my favorite food group. LOL Best part you can eat it on the run when something happens you just gotta check out. I like lots of sauce, cheese and ground beef. Oh and whole wheat crust is a must.

Tell us about your best friend.

Well, that would be my sister Hope. We own Magic Mountain Floral in Colorado. We inherited it from our parents. They are retired and spend half the year in Colorado and half the year in Scotland at the family castle. Hope is married to a mortal and they have two children, a boy and a girl who inherited our powerful magic. They are a real problem at times. Her poor husband…. Well that’s a story for another time.LOL

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Hawaii – the beautiful beaches and ocean. The temporate weather. I’d love to have a cottage on the beach, go for a run as the sun is coming up and relax.

Ireland. Love to see the castle ruins, compare them to our Scottish ones. Again look over the towering cliffs to the sea. Yes, I know Scotland has them too, but…

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

I can’t really think of any where. I’ve always worked or was a student, not much time for anything else. But things are changing.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Steve Jobs of Apple,Inc. He was a difficult person but what a creative mind! Of course he’s dead now, but…

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Then man who stole my creation. I did get it back. But the betrayal. He was my friend. We’d dated for quite a while. When it came down to it, he only wanted me for my abilities.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

Back to when Steve Jobs was alive. I’d love to be a fly on the wall of his R&D department at Apple.

Meet Mercy Rose

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Mercy Rose was such a fun character to write. Mystic Maples nearly wrote itself. Okay I admit feeling close to her because we both have and insatiable curiosity that does get us into trouble. LOL

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She had one blue eye and one green eye.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Yes, Mercy and Sil are planning a wedding at the Family Castle in Scotland, Rose Castle and may just solve the mystery that has haunted they house for centuries.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

You always need a feel good book with a happy ending. Being whisked away into a romantic, fantasy adventure that you never want to leave is great for the psyche. LOL

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers? Yes, thanks so much for your support and kind words. Psst… Mystic Maples is on sale for 99 cents. Down load a copy today! I’ve lots of new adventures for you in the upcoming year!

Where to buy Mystic Maples

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mystic-Maples-Deerbourne-Tena-Stetler-ebook/dp/B07QNH4VWJ
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131215385
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/mt/book/mystic-maples/id1459588802?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mystic-maples
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Tena Stetler Social Media

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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Know the Hero from Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MermaidsIn Mermaids Marry in Green, a fantasy romance by Alice Renaud, a feisty shape shifting mermaid teams up with a warlock to capture a water monster who is threatening to flood London. They soon begin to fall for each other, but will her people accept a warlock as her mate? Will his troubled past tear them apart?

Alice, 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 Mermaids Marry in Green.

Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Know the Hero, Jonty, from Mermaids Marry in Green

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

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

In the past, he would have cast some spells to pass the time, perhaps conjured up a spirit in the shape of a talking animal to have a chat. But now he has given up magic, so he’d probably go for a walk in the dark.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Burger and chips. He grew up on a farm and loves red meat, but only if it comes from animals who have been well treated.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Battered leather trousers and jacket, T-shirt, boots. Tough, workaday clothes, that won’t show dirt or blood. Being a warlock, even a retired one, can be a messy business.

Does he know how to fix things?

Yes. In the past he would use magic, but he can fix many things even without spells… except his life.

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

He challenged a trio of hags to impress the woman he loved. It went wrong, the hags killed and ate her. He has lived with the guilt ever since.

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

He loves children and is comfortable around them. He’ll play with them and teach them stuff.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Like most warlocks and witches he’s a creature of the night, but being a hunter he’s trained to get up early to catch monsters… or round up the sheep on his parents’ estate.

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

Warlocks hide their powers from ordinary humans. He will act natural, but will tell people as little as possible about himself.

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

He’ll do it himself. He hates it when he is unable to do something and has to get another man to do it.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

No ornaments or tattoos for him – warlocks shouldn’t draw attention to themselves.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Motorbike.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle! Warlocks and witches respect nature and would never litter.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FCQQ75P
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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!
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Read the #ContemporaryRomance The Right Choice by Fiona McGier #RLFblogA bride feels disrespected on her wedding day, so she runs out of the church in the new contemporary romance, The Right Choice by Fiona McGier. Two men want to marry her–but which should she choose?

Fiona, 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 Right Choice.

The Right Choice by Fiona McGier

Genre Contemporary

Book heat level R

Veterinarian Pamela Wilson always used to run away from home to get attention from her status-conscious, preoccupied parents. Years ago she met a man who loved her unreservedly, but her parents didn’t approve of his blue-collar job, so she ran away from him too. When the ambitious lawyer she’s marrying answers a phone call while she’s walking down the aisle, it’s the last straw! She runs away again, this time to a cabin her parents don’t know about, owned by the mechanic. Does he still own it and is he still single? Will she finally stop running away and make the right choice for her future?

What’s in your character’s pockets, backpack, or purse?

What does your character always carry?

Pamela always carries her IDs and some money.

What does your character dislike carrying but has to?

Pamela isn’t fond of cell phones. She has to carry one for work, since she owns her own veterinary practice. But she has an answering service for emergency calls. She hates how dependent her fiance is on his phone. And to preclude anyone from using the phone’s GPS to track her, when she runs away, she leaves her phone on top of her wedding dress, in the limo, after she runs into her practice to change clothes.

Does your character carry money and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Pamela usually carries both–she likes to have some cash for small purchases. But this time, she has to withdraw a lot of money, because she’s “on the lam” and doesn’t want anyone to be able to locate her based on any credit records.

What does your character carry related to a job or calling?

She has business cards in her wallet, to pass out to prospective clients.

Does your character every carry things for other people? (like a mom with toys, etc.)

No, but this time she also brings along her tote bag with a change of clothing in it. She always has a couple of spare tee shirts, shorts, jeans, and underwear in her office at her practice, for when her patients might be “over-excited” while at the vet.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author always carry?

She has a very small Vera Bradley purse that is actually little larger than a wallet, but it has a shoulder strap.

What does your author dislike carrying but has to?

Her cell phone. She doesn’t like them any more than I do. In fact, she still has a flip-phone, because texting and calling is all she ever does with it.

What does your author carry for luck?

She’s always got a few business cards with her author name, her blog link, and some other info about her books. Some of them have are pierced with a pin that says, “Reading is Sexy.” She loves to give those away!

How organized is your author’s backpack / purse?

Very! It’s so small it’s got very little room for much besides IDs, credit cards, some cash, the business cards, and a tiny tube of hand sani.

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks / purses?

She’s been into Vera Bradley stuff for years. One of her sons gives her a gift card every year for her birthday, so she can buy a new tiny purse. She’s also got bigger bags for various purposes, like duffel bags for camping, and one always packed with toiletries for when she travels.

Where to buy The Right Choice

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-3078-8-the-right-choice/
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Find out what Connie Acosta from Cruise Ship Chaos (Cookie Cutter Series Book 6) wears to bed. Karen Cino "bares" all @karencino #RLFblog #Cozy Mystery 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 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.

Cruise Ship Chaos (Cookie Cutter Series Book 6) 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?

Let’s bare it all and chat about what to wear

First, what is your name and how old are you?

I’m Connie Acosta and I’m 55 years old.

What is the time period in which you live?

Thank God in the present.

What is considered “appropriate” for someone of your gender to wear?

I don’t know what’s appropriate for a 55 year old woman, because I wear exactly what I want to wear. I feel comfortable wearing jeans and leggings.

How do you feel about wearing that type of clothing?

Leggings are the best. Can’t get anymore comfortable. In the summer, I love wearing sundresses.

Considering the role you play in society, what is expected for you to wear?

What I wear, is generally up to me. I bake and when I deliver my cookies trays, I’m generally wearing leggings with a long shirt/sweater.

Ever required to wear something you don’t like? Tell us about it.

Yes. On this trip, I’m required to wear a dress/gown with shoes in the formal dining room. No one wears gowns in this day and age and I felt like my grandmother on “The Love Boat.”

Do you make your own clothing?

Hey, my thing is making cookies and other baked goods. I don’t have anytime to make my own clothes.

Mending and laundry are chores for anyone. Do you do it or someone else?

I do my own laundry. I’d hate to have someone else touch my intimates. Mending means I go out and buy something new.

What determines the type of clothing you buy? (example, money, fashion, job)

Money determines what store I go to. But since I’m baking most of the time, I don’t go overboard in buying designer clothes.

When you wear something different, who’s the first person who notices?

My boyfriend Brett. He always knows when I bought something new. If it’s not shoes, it’s perfume.

Tell us your favorite thing to wear.

In the winter I love wearing jeans and sweaters and in the summer sundresses and dressy flip-flops.

What kind of shoes or boots do you wear?

I absolutely love boots and shoes. I have them in every color. My closet looks like a shoe warehouse. But my favorite boots are my black thigh highs. And shoes, I don’t have a favorite. I love them all!

Does what you wear make you feel good, or do you dislike it?

I feel great when I get dressed up in what I call my play clothes.

When others see you what is their first impression?

People find me as a warm and friendly person. I always dress up when I leave the house.

How do you feel about that impression?

I’m not too concern about what other people think. Some people put on a good show and when you get to know them better, they are horrendous.

What do you wear to sleep?

Don’t laugh. But in the winter, I’m sporting around in my flannel pajamas and the summer I wear pajama shorts and T-shirt. When I’m with Brett, I go bare!

Ever dealt with a “wardrobe malfunction”? Depending on your era, you might need to ask your author what this means.

Thank heavens no.

Does anyone help you dress (other than a lover)?

Nope.

What would you wear to avoid attention?

I’d dress completely in black.

What do you wish you could wear?

I wish I could wear and get away with a skin tight dress.

Tell us what your author wears when writing about you.

My author is always dressed, mostly in jeans. But if you look at her feet, you’d find her wearing slippers.

Where to buy Cruise Ship Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Chaos-Cookie-Cutter-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08KHLC78H

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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.
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