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Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyEnemies born of battle meet unexpectedly when stranded at a run-down inn. Neither trusts the other, so how can they possibly fall in love?

Rue Allyn, 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 Wait for Me.

Wait for Me by Rue Allyn

Genre A Regency era Romance novella and part of the Storm and Shelter collection by The Bluestocking Belles and Friends. Storm and Shelter is available now for Pre-order at $.99, on April 13, 2021—release day—the price goes up.

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

About Storm and Shelter: When a storm blows off the North Sea and slams into the village of Fenwick on Sea, the villagers prepare for the inevitable: shipwreck, flood, land slips, and stranded travelers. The Queen’s Barque Inn quickly fills with the injured, the devious, and the lonely—lords, ladies, and simple folk; spies, pirates, and smugglers all trapped together. Intrigue crackles through the village, and passion lights up the hotel. One storm, eight authors, eight heartwarming novellas.

About Wait for Me: Enemies by nature—Esmeralda Crobbin, aka the pirate Irish Red, and Captain, Lord Brandon Gilroy have met before. Fate trumps nature—When a fierce storm creates a chance encounter and forced proximity, erstwhile pirate, Esmeralda discovers Captain Gilroy is more than a uniform stuffed with rules and regulations. Gilroy learns the pirate is a woman of serious honor and responsibility. Both love the sea with boundless passion, but can they love each other?

Know the Hero from Wait for Me

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

“I’m never bored,” insists Captain Gilroy. “If the navy does not have orders enough to keep me occupied, the sea is endlessly demanding.”

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

“What type of food I purchase is unimportant. I would buy the most economical option, since I would be spending the king’s coin and not my own.”

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

“If I cannot be in uniform—which will happen all too soon—I prefer the comfortable clothing of a country gentleman.”

Does he know how to fix things?

“A sailor, regardless of rank, must know how to make repairs with ingenuity, as supplies are often scarce.”

Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyHe tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

“It embarrasses me to confess, that I was once defeated in battle by a female pirate. I can only blame youth and inexperience. I was a raw lieutenant at the time.”

What is he like first thing in the morning?

“As long as I get my breakfast promptly, I am quite civil in the mornings.”

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

“Any naval officer would conduct himself with the utmost propriety. Afterall we represent the King.”

Valet or takes care of himself?

“I find valets a nuisance.”

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

“Open shirt? In uniform? Never!”

Powdered wig or natural hair?

“Wigs and powder are the very devil of a nuisance at sea. On land, I would wear such only when ordered to.”

Carriage or horseback?

“Ship of course. On land horseback is my preference. Carriages are only for necessity.”

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

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Award winning author, Rue Allyn, learned story telling at her grandfather’s knee. (Well it was really more like on his knee–I was two.) She’s been weaving her own tales ever since. She has worked as an instructor, mother, sailor, clerk, sales associate, and painter, along with a variety of other types of employment. She has lived and traveled in places all over the globe from Keflavik Iceland (I did not care much for the long nights of winter.) and Fairbanks Alaska to Panama City and the streets of London England to a large number of places in between. Now that her two sons have left the nest, Rue and her husband of more than four decades (Try living with the same person for more than forty years–that’s a true adventure.) have retired and moved south. When not writing, enjoying the nearby beach or working jigsaw puzzles, Rue travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance.. She loves to hear from readers.
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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

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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 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.

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Where to buy Ring of the Dragon

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

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Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role-playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
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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

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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.
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Find out what Magpie MacKenzie from Secrets of The Ravine wears to bed. Brenda Whiteside "bares" all @brendawhitesid2 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseIn Brenda Whiteside’s multi-layered romantic suspense story, Secrets of The Ravine, Magpie learns the truth about a decades-old murder that could find her father the murderer and reconnect her with a dead love.

Brenda, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Secrets of The Ravine (The MacKenzie Chronicles, book 1) by Brenda Whiteside

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

When a ringer for her long-dead love walks into her life the same day skeletal remains are found at the edge of town, Magpie MacKenzie can’t ignore what the universe is telling her…solve the mystery, or become the next victim.

Lawyer Zack Peartree’s life is orderly and entanglement-free until he visits purportedly haunted Joshua, Arizona, and meets free-wheeling shopkeeper Magpie. Despite experiencing troubling visions and odd moments of déjà vu, Zack’s instantly drawn to Magpie and to the unsolved murder which troubles her so.

Using clues from her father’s past and Zack’s déjà vu moments, Magpie and Zack race to solve the mystery, avoid a murderous fate, and discover their future…together.

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

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

My name is Magpie Muse MacKenzie. Muse was my mother’s maiden name. My brother and sister also have that middle name. I am forty-three years old.

What is the time period in which you live?

Present day.

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

I love living in Joshua, Arizona, an 1800s mining town turned ghost town turned hippie haven and now an artsy tourist town. I own Magpie’s Mercantile. Considering the town and my shop, I am free to wear anything I like, which is casual clothing.

Do you make your own clothing?

No, I don’t sew, but my best friend Phaedra does. I sell some of her designs in my shop. I adore her embroidered blouses and jackets. They go great with my jeans, leggings, and long skirts.

Tell us your favorite thing to wear.

I’m most comfortable in my knee-high leather boots in the winter and strappy sandals in the summer, jeans or skirt, and a pretty blouse or sweater.

What do you wear to sleep?

Absolutely nothing.Find out what Magpie MacKenzie from Secrets of The Ravine wears to bed. Brenda Whiteside "bares" all @brendawhitesid2 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

Where to buy Secrets of The Ravine (The MacKenzie Chronicles, #1)

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Brenda Whiteside is the author of suspenseful, action-adventure stories with a touch of romance. Mostly. She and her husband are gypsies at heart having lived in six states and two countries. For now, they’ve settled in Central Arizona, but won’t discount the possibility of another move in their future. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo. While FDW is fishing, Brenda writes.
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Know the Hero from Opposites Ignite by Sadira Stone @SadiraStone #RLFblog #Steamy #ContemporaryRomanceA mismatch sparks the hottest flames in Sadira Stone’s new steamy contemporary romance, Opposites Ignite. Skinny, shy, strait-laced barback Eddie falls for curvy, tattooed, bodacious tattoo artist Rosie. Come to Bangers Tavern for steamy, opposites-attract romcom fun!

Sadira, 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 Opposites Ignite.

Opposites Ignite by Sadira Stone

Genre Contemporary Workplace Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Blue-haired, buxom, and bodacious, server Rosie needs her job at Bangers Tavern, where her work family adores her weirdness and supports her hunt for a tattoo apprenticeship. When too much New Year’s bubbly tumbles her into a sweet, shy coworker’s bed, she craves more. But guys like Eddie never stick with girls like her.

Strait-laced, soft-spoken, and skinny, barback Eddie has a huge crush on his curvy, tattooed coworker. Their New Year’s surprise is a dream come true—until grandma walks in on them. Eddie begs Rosie to fake-date him to appease his old-fashioned family. He’s already keeping secrets, so what’s the harm in one more? But the longer he pretends with Rosie, the deeper he falls.

Their boss lays down the law: No relationship drama at work, or you’re fired. Rosie’s everything Eddie ever wanted—but to keep her, he’ll have to drop a terrifying truth bomb on his loving but stifling family. And Rosie must trust her bruised heart with the guy who nearly crushed it.

Come back to Bangers Tavern for a steamy, laugh-out-loud, opposites-attract romance that ignites in all the worst ways—and the best!

Know the Hero from Opposites Ignite

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

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

Eddie pulls out his trusty notebook and works on his to-do list. He’s always collecting ideas for Dacha, the Russian-themed vodka bar he wants to open. He might clip images for his vision board, or sketch a floor plan.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Pirozhki! A Russian deli in Tacoma carries several delicious varieties of these fried dumplings. His favorite is cheese and potato.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He’s not a flashy guy. Except for special occasions, you’ll find Eddie in crisp new jeans, a black T-shirt, and cushy black sneakers, since he works on his feet. His signature piece: an antique silver belt buckle, inherited from his great-grandfather, displaying the Russian Imperial seal, worn by officers in the Czar’s army.

Does he know how to fix things?

Yes, he’s very handy. He, his dad, and his grandfather built his above-the-garage apartment.

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

Eddie tried to juggle his new job responsibilities as Bangers’ assistant manager along with Rosie’s good news. She finally got the tattoo apprenticeship she’d longed for and, distracted by work responsibilities, his response was less than enthusiastic. She was not pleased.

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

Eddie has a large extended family, so he’s comfortable with kids.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He’s an up-at-dawn hard charger, either hitting the gym or the books (he’s working on a business degree).

Can he use chopsticks?

Not too well, as we see when he takes Rosie to a new Asian fusion restaurant.

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

Eddie loves Raf coffee—”Russian style kick-ass espresson with vanilla and foamed cream.”

What apps would he have on his phone?

Scheduling apps, time management apps, notetaking apps

Android or iPhone?

Android. He’s not well-off.

Beard or clean-shaven?

Short dark beard

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Virgin skin. He’s terrified of needles—so of course he falls for a tattoo artist!

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He drives an old Toyota

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, of course! He lives in the Pacific Northwest. We’re very environmentally conscious.

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