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A Cowboy's Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer @yourtwitter #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomanceLorelei Confer, 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 Cowboy’s Sweet Spot.

A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer

Genre modern western romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on a whole new meaning.

Carter excels at horse breeding but has a dark past that haunts him. When he meets Janelle, a woman he’s comfortable with, sparks fly. But his past thwarts their future together and after a heated debate, Janelle leaves without a word taking his heart with her.

When she calls him out of the blue, he rushes to meet her. But will she accept him with his past? Or will they both have to sacrifice a loveless future?

Why did you write this book?

I love cowboys, the west and all that comes with it-a spin-off of my Saddle Creek series

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic suspense/romance

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on Moonlight Kisses and MugShots, the 4th book in the Saddle Creek series and then I’m also working on a second Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots, A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance 2, and Deadly Intuition.

A Cowboy’s Sweet Spot/Romances on the Range Anthology

Rough, rugged, and ready to ride.
There’s no denying it. Cowboys have a certain swagger about them. The way they move. Their walk. Their tough as nails way of life.
No matter how you like your cowboys, one thing’s for certain. They can sweep you off your feet and steal your heart quicker than you can say, “Yee-Haw”.
If you love the charming cowboys of Diana Palmer’s stories and can’t get enough of men on the range, then this collection is exactly what you need in your library.
One-click for your copy today!
Including stories from:
Desiree Holt
Nicole Morgan
Lorelei Confer
Milan Watson
Dawn Luedecke
RaeAnne Hadley
Taylor Porter
K.L. Humphreys
Krista Ames
Abby Gordon
Ava Bari
Breanna Hayse

Exclusive to KU – Amazon on preorder for 4.99; releases April 14th

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZLYSGTW/

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.
In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
Website www.loreleiconfer.com
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Fated Desires by Becky Flade @BeckyFlade #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseBecky Flade, 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.

Fated Desires by Becky Flade

Genre Romantic Suspense

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

Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, isn’t looking for anything but a casual, friendly fling. Prickly divorcee Jenna Gavin isn’t even looking for that. But the more she tries to keep Gabe at arm’s length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. When friendship grows complicated and mutual desire just isn’t enough, will love be worth the risk?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Broiled salmon, loaded baked potato, spinach and cold Granny Smith apple slices.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

The vampire Cian from Nora Roberts “Circle Trilogy”

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is at the beach. I’d love to rent a small house with a porch that looks out on the ocean, where I can sit in the morning with my coffee and the salt air.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was a Miss Piggy hand puppet in her purple dress with silver gloves.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

John Fogerty’s “Centerfield”

Where to buy Fated Desires

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Flade_Becky/fated-desires.htm
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/B07XWB8J8P
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fated-desires-becky-flade/1126372054?ean=2940163336067
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/fated-desires/id1480015801
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fated-desires-3
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/958285

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When I was little, I thought everyone had stories in their head. I didn’t find out that wasn’t the case until kindergarten. I remember thinking that was sad; and that I should share the ones I had. I asked my teacher for help. I had her cut, fold and staple the paper into a suspiciously book-like shape. Then I drew the cover art and illustrated the interior pages. Finally, and most importantly, I dictated the text. And violà … a writer was born.
It took thirty years for me to get from that first attempt to published author. I think the road thus far has added some depth and experience to my writing. At the very least I learned I shouldn’t ever do my own illustrations.
A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my two beautiful daughters and my two grandsons who make every day a blessing.
Making my own dreams come true, one happily ever after at a time.
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Read Gage in the Nevada Cowboys series by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #NewRelease #contemporaryromanceKristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Gage.

Gage by Kristina Knight

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hot Las Vegas nights get even steamier for these three powerful, wealthy businessmen with cowboy roots and the strong, independent women who fall for them. What happens in Vegas certainly won’t stay there as these successful tycoons win at love.

Hot shot property developer Gage Reeves is taking Vegas by storm – that is, until his brother makes him the face of desperate bachelors everywhere. Enter Callie Holliday, who is trying to get a new, upscale spa off the ground. Callie’s connections in Vegas run just as deep as Gage’s, but unlike Gage’s family past Callie’s is pristine. They make a deal: her business venture, his building but what starts off strictly professional turned decidedly personal. Will Gage and Callie risk their professional success for a shot at love?

It’s risky business gambling on love…

Why did you write this book?

I had been wanting to write a series of brothers for a while, and after a trip to Las Vegas with RadioMan, I realized where I wanted to write them. I wanted them to be powerful, but real. Smart and sexy. Independent and yet committed to their family. Gage, Connor and Jase were born out of that trip and Gage was really bugging me to write his story first (what can I say? he’s the baby of the family!) and here we are!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I adore contemporary romance, but I read all across the genre. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of feel-good romance – rom-com and the like. I think we could all use an escape from the pandemic!

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Oh, gosh, there are so many! I adore Nora Roberts’ Ford from Tribute and the March sisters (all of them, but Jo, especially), Suzanne Enoch’s Sam from her Billionaire series (who doesn’t love a smart alecky cat burglar?!?). Liz Flaherty writes characters I want to meet in every book and Nicole Flockton’s Gage (from the Sweet Texas series) is another favorite!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a couple of new things – a contemporary romance set on a Caribbean island and a women’s fiction set on a fictional island in the Mediterranean…I’m into islands lately!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

My next release is Jase, which wraps up the Nevada Cowboys series. And then I have a couple of books coming out in the fall, but I don’t have firm release dates on those yet – stay tuned!

Where to buy Gage

Publisher Kristina Knight
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HHGNXQ
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gage-kristina-knight/1136380172
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/gage/id1497839118
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gage-14

 

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Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
Website https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com
Blog https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com/blog-2/
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Read the romantic Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #Romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

I’m Indian and my favourite family meal and comfort food is homemade chicken biryani.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I enjoy continental food and my go-to meal when I dine out is a chicken steak with mashed potatoes.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

Kaleb Krychek from Heart of Obsidian.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Lazing by the pool with a good book in any hotel anywhere in the world.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Romance. Always romance. I enjoy lighter reads like chicklits and humour but romance is always my first choice.

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters

Amazon https://amzn.to/2IYNG04

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Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
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Read the series: Slater's Revenge by Claudia Shelton @ClaudiaShelton1 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseClaudia Shelton, 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.

Slater’s Revenge, Book 1 in the Shades of Leverage series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Mackenzie Baudin is targeted by Coercion Ten, a criminal organization. OPAQUE Agent Josh Slater has been sent to protector her. Years ago, they were an item, then he left. He’s closing in on the crime boss who ordered a hit on her parents, but to tell her why he ever left would shatter them both.

Which book is this in the series?

First book in Shades of Leverage series.

How many books do you plan for the series?

At least four. Each book is a single title, and does not have to be read in sequence. Plus the OPAQUE agents wander in and out of all the books.

How many books are completed?

Two are published. I’m working on a third. And I’m already plotting the fourth book.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The OPAQUE Agents – Josh, Mitch, Reese, Stealth, Cat, Joey, and OPAQUE Director Drake.

What is the overall theme in this series?

Good versus bad, and the thin line that separates the two when it comes to protecting the vulnerable.

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

Slater’s Revenge (Shades of Leverage, Book 1) (Josh’s story)

Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage, Book 2) (Mitch’s story)

Book 3 will be Stealth and Cat’s story.

Book 4 will be Reese’s story.

What did you like best about writing this series?

I love writing about these alpha-tough protector agents facing off against the enemy. And writing them as they fall in love with someone who’s confident, strong and sassy in their own right. My specialties are writing high energy action scenes and

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

Risk Of A Lifetime

2020 Planned Releases:

One romantic suspense

One contemporary romance women’s fiction

Where can we find links for all your books?

https://www.amazon.com/Claudia-Shelton/e/B00JNZ83DO/

Where to buy Slater’s Revenge

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/slater-s-revenge.html

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Slaters-Revenge-Leverage-Claudia-Shelton-ebook/dp/B07B8VPNL2/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/slaters-revenge-claudia-shelton/1128116035

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/slaters-revenge/id1356158185

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/slater-s-revenge

Claudia Shelton Social Media

Award-winning author Claudia Shelton could write her name before the first day of school, but now she writes romantic suspense, thrillers and contemporary romance. Her debut novel, Risk of a Lifetime, was named one of eBooks Galore top reads for 2014. She is also a two-time nominated Daphne Du Maurier (Unpublished) finalist for excellence in mystery. Claudia is the author of the Shades of Leverage action-adventure romantic suspense series.
On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a traveler, music lover and water person. A cool drink while listening to the splash of waves is always nice—so is a mug of hot chocolate in the falling snow. Her main priority is spending time with family, friends and her two sweet, conniving rescue dogs.
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Check out Stay A Little Longer, coming soon from Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomanticSuspenseBernadette 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 book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Coming Soon! Stay A Little Longer, a new romantic suspense by Bernadette Jones available at the end of May 2020

Genre Romantic Suspense

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

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

Ivy (IrishMist) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends have died. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little….love.

Will they let me walk away?

Why did you write this book?

Gage Ewing had some scenes in Sleepin’ Alone and I fell in love with his tortured soul. He tried to run, he tried to hide. Trouble was, he was running from himself. When I caught him staring at the Blonde. I knew he had a story coming.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Only one? Gabriel Sinclair, from Double Dealing by Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz) Sneaking in a second. Paris Sweeney from, Now You See Her by Linda Howard

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m writing Owen Strong’s story with a goal of having it out in the fall of 2020.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Owens story is next in fall and Deke’s story is tentatively scheduled for the end of this year. I also hope to publish the first book in my Bound by Honor series. Titles are very important to me, but they also have to resonate with the characters and the readers so they take me a while. As soon as I have titles I will update my website so stop by often.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Visit the author’s website https://www.bernadettejones.com/books

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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, 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 or word 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 loves all genres of music, and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.
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