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Category Archives: 5 Easy Questions

An author interview with only five simple questions.

Read The Boardwalk by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #romance #mysteryKaren 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.

The Boardwalk by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romantic mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets. Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.

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

My favorite meal is anything with eggplant, turkey meatloaf and chicken cutlets.

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is going to Sicily and sitting on the beach with my feet in the water of the Mediterranean. Throwing a backpack on and walking the narrow cobblestone streets, visiting street fairs and markets.

What are your hobbies?

I’m pretty boring. I enjoy walking, reading and watching the Hallmark channel and HGTV. In the summer, I do gardening and especially enjoy my herb garden.

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

I read Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. In between I’ll read Stephen King for a change of pace.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I do a lot of research on the internet. I also go out and scope the area I’m writing about. I like to write about places where people can relate to. Since I moved down to the New Jersey Shore, I have moved my characters from the Staten Island Boardwalk down to the white sands of the shore.

Where to buy The Boardwalk

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://amzn.to/2kdKsgn

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2kuH54T

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/611680

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and 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. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/

 

Read A Witch in Time by Catherine Kean #RLFblog #Timetravel #Romance Catherine Kean, 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.

A Witch in Time by Catherine Kean

Genre Time Travel Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Welcome to Cat’s Paw Cove, Florida—an enchanting seaside town and favorite tourist destination. But there’s something unusual about the locals, both human and feline. The popular Shipwreck Museum might just take you back in time, and the historic Sherwood House holds secrets, old and new.
Adopt a furever friend at the Cove Cat Café, treat yourself to a psychic reading at Eye of Newt metaphysical shop, pick up a special trinket from Black Cat Antiquities. And don’t be surprised if you find your heart in the magic of Cat’s Paw Cove.
In a violent storm in 1645, Colin Wilshire’s Barbados-bound ship is swept off course. He’s sure he and his pregnant bride are fated to drown when he’s tossed into the sea. He wakes in a strange land and is saved by a blue-haired angel.
Twenty-first-century witch and cat rescuer Luna Halpern has fallen for more than her share of unsuitable guys—including one with a long-distance fiancé, and another who was more interested in other dudes than in Luna. Finally, a safe, drama-free guy is interested in her, and she’s confident that she’ll muster up an attraction to him. When she stumbles upon a handsome, mysterious man who speaks oddly, seems not to know where he is, or even what century it is, her first instinct is to help him.
Certain he’s either stuck in a crazy dream or in limbo between life and death, Colin stays close to Luna. As his feelings for her grow, he’s forced to choose between his obligations in the past and his hopes for the future.

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

A traditional English meal: Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and lots of veggies and gravy. Yum!

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

I love a really good steak with fries.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I had a toy lamb. I still have it.

What are your hobbies?

I love to cook, bake, read, shop with my daughter, and binge watch series on Netflix.

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

Romance novels mainly. I read lots of different romance genres.

Where to buy A Witch in Time

Publisher http://catspawcoveromance.com/
Amazon smarturl.it/i4emxd
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2MMPrSD
iBooks https://apple.co/2IIiLo6
Kobo http://bit.ly/2wXKpb3
Smashwords http://bit.ly/31DaiLJ

Catherine Kean Social Media

Catherine Kean is an award-winning, Kindle Unlimited All-Star author of medieval romances whose creative muse has coaxed her to also write in other romance genres. Her love of history began with visits to England during summer vacations, when her British father took her to crumbling medieval castles, dusty museums filled with fascinating artifacts, and historic churches. Her love of the awe-inspiring past stuck with her as she completed a B.A. (Double Major, First Class) in English and History. She completed a year-long Post Graduate course with Sotheby’s auctioneers in London, England, and worked for several years in Canada as an antiques and fine art appraiser.
After she moved to Florida, she started writing novels, her lifelong dream. She wrote her first medieval romance, A Knight’s Vengeance, while her baby daughter was napping. Catherine’s books were originally published in paperback and several were released in Czech, German, and Thai foreign editions. She has won numerous awards for her stories, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her novels also finaled in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the International Digital Awards, and the National Readers’ Choice Awards.
In 2019, she co-founded CPC Publishing with author Wynter Daniels and is busy writing books for the Cat’s Paw Cove Romance series.
When not working on her next book, Catherine enjoys cooking, baking, browsing antique shops, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. She lives in Central Florida with two spoiled rescue cats.
Website http://www.catherinekean.com/
Cat’s Paw Cove Romance Website: http://catspawcoveromance.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/catherine.keanauthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/695820.Catherine_Kean
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Catherine-Kean/e/B001JOZEMU/
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/catherine-kean

Black Gold by Augustine Sam @austin_sam001 #RLFblog #RomanticThrillerAugustine Sam, 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.

Black Gold by Augustine Sam

Genre Romantic thriller

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A black man, a white girl, and a deceptive job offer.

It had all begun with a dream and a simple act of love, but now the unsuspecting couple finds themselves in the place where dreams end and nightmares begin.

Can they survive the greed, the captivating allure of Black Gold, and that vile, ancient tradition that seeks to determine who should marry and to whom?

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

Risotto

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

Pizza

What are your hobbies?

Computer, Photography, and Table Tennis

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

Classical Poetry

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Historical details about the place where the book is set, its culture, its cuisine, its people, and most importantly, its idiosyncrasies

Where to buy Black God

Publisher: AuthorSuite Books

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07145RDVJ/

Augustine Sam Social Media

Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Journalists, he is a bilingual writer and formerly Special Desk editor at THISDAY newspapers, an authoritative Third World daily first published with the Financial Times of London. He later became a correspondent for central Europe, and afterward, fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
He was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest and a Finalist in the International Book Award Gala. His poems have been published in international anthologies, including “Measures of the Heart” and “Sounds of Silence.”
Website https://www.augustinesam.com/
Blog https://authorsuite.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/austin_sam001
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/austin.sam001/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/austinsam001/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1831067.Augustine_Sam
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00QOREIB0

 

Back To The One I Love by Cornelia Amiri @CorneliaAmiri #RLFblog #ComedyRomanceCornelia Amiri, 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.

Back To The One I Love by Cornelia Amiri

Genre Comedy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The thrilling adventure of first love and self-discovery is just as groovy the second time around. A free-spirited, baby boomer couple, Cash and Keith, find their marriage of forty-five years unraveling amid apathy, boredom, and retirement. Cash feels Keith is no longer attracted to her and he’s consumed with a couch-potato life of streaming The Orville and Game of Throne episodes all day long. Trying to hang on to their marriage and rekindle the romance they lost along the way they turn to a counselor. The therapist uses an unorthodox magical method of a time-traveling Volkswagen van to cast them back into the garden…four days of Eden at Woodstock….the epic music festival… where they first fell in love.
Will the freedom of Woodstock lure Keith and Cash to push their individual boundaries and seek new lovers? Or can Déjà Vu and grooving to music….truly lead them to rediscover the peace, love, and harmony they once shared?

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

Either fried chicken or barbeque chicken with potato salad and peach cobbler.

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

It’s a toss-up between spaghetti and meatballs or shrimp—fried or shrimp scampi.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I’d love a vacation to Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I loved playing with barbie dolls. I think my fiction writing skills began then especially with dialogue as I had them all talking to each other. I had a couple of barbies, a Ken, a Midge, a Skipper, and a Tutit but I also included my brother’s GI Joe and a small Madam Alexander Doll—I can’t remember who she was, but she had a pink checkered shirt and blue overalls. She was my favorite.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read, of course. I love to hang out with my son and granddaughter. I love researching history. I love listening to Celtic music and 60/70’s folk and rock. I like watching TV and my streaming obsession right now is The Handmaid’s Tale.

Where to buy Back To The One I Love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C10C4PK/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/back-to-the-one-i-love-cornelia-amiri/1129483766
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1435374749
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/back-to-the-one-i-love

Cornelia Amiri Social Media

Drawing on her love of a happy ending, Cornelia Amiri has penned over 35 published romance books. She and her muse, Severus the Cat, live amid the hustle and bustle of humid Houston, Texas, as does her wonderful son and granddaughter. When not writing, she loves to read, watch movies, and attend local steampunk events and comic cons. She’s currently working on the next book in her Druidry and the Beast series and on a sci-fi comedy romance series with a Celtic goddess as the heroine.
Website http://CorneliaAmiri.com
Blog https://celticromancequeen.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/CorneliaAmiri
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cornelia.amiri.1
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/corneliaamiri/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/475961.Cornelia_Amiri
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Cornelia-Amiri/e/B002BLFENY
Instafreebie https://www.prolificworks.com/discover/author/1251/cornelia_amiri
Newsletter https://celticromancequeen.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=d5cbaf7f3ee506a1af238ed32&id=05c8cad89d

 

Read To Dance With A Lord, a Regency romance by Gina Danna @GinaDanna1 #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceGina Danna, 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.

To Dance With A Lord by Gina Danna

Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Gerard Jennings had done his duty for God and Country and returned to England to assume a title he had never wanted nor deserved. Sweat and blood were not all he left behind in war-torn France, he’d also left his heart with the woman he’d loved and lost. Forced into a society that no longer fits the man he’s become, the new Marquis of Linnwood drifts through a sea of debutantes to fulfill the family obligation of finding a wife. None attract his attention until he meets the one who tugs at his reluctant heart – Lady Charlotte.
A runaway pup, a damsel in distress, Lady Charlotte is rescued by Lord Linnwood only to have her reputation ripped to shreds by petty gossip. Her fiance withdraws his proposal, leaving Charlotte forever ruined. The dashing Marquis again comes to her aid by making her his wife.
Though deeply in love with her husband, Charlotte can’t bridge the distance between them and spends night after night alone. His haunted past shadows their lives and she must find a way to not only dispel his ghosts but ease his grieving heart. Will it be enough to also save his tortured soul?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
My favorite down-home family style meal is pasta – in almost every form! Latest cravings lean towards tortellini with red sauce. Yum!!
Describe the perfect vacation.
Perfect vacation – The beach! Or historical area (thinking Civil War battlefields and towns). Or Italy – which I’m finally going to this fall!!!! Childhood dream come true!!! For all 3, I want warm, sunny weather and a place to lose myself, so to speak.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My favorite toy was probably my model horses. Have a slew of Breyer horses. Made them into a herd and they got married and had babies (foals). I’m a total horse lover!!
What are your hobbies?
Hobbies? Besides working out, I love to do living history. I’m a Civil War reenactor and have also dabbled in Early 19th century (reliving part of the Lewis & Clark Corp of Discovery 1803) and World War II. My Civil War wardrobe is a bit large, so to speak, but I love the era!
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I tend to research a lot. This book I just released is a Regency romance, but I also write Historical Fiction with a romance. For that, I have two series – 1 in Ancient Rome (The Gladiators series) and the other is the American Civil War. The Civil War series requires quite a bit more research, because I need it to be accurate in all of it, with a biography, which I include at the end. I tend to get lost in the research sometimes….

Where to buy To Dance With A Lord

Publisher To The Bitter End Publishing
Amazon https://amzn.to/2HSOpAa
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2XLT5AB
iBooks https://apple.co/2XvmOdm
Kobo http://bit.ly/2HPSgO8

Gina Danna Social Media

A USA Today Bestselling author, Gina Danna was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent the better part of her life reading. History has always been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, always dreaming of writing one of her own. After years of writing historical academic papers to achieve her undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, and then for museum programs and exhibits, she found the time to write her own historical romantic fiction novels.
Now, under the supervision of her dogs, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream – her Arabian horse – with him, her muse can play.
Website https://www.ginadanna.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/GinaDanna1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GinaDannaAuthor
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/csa26ms
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/ginadanna

 

Read Sensual Stranger by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #contemporaryTina, 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.

Sensual Stranger by Tina Donahue

Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Into his life she came—wanting…willing…wanton.
It’s no ordinary morning when Toni Starr arrives at Zach’s garage. Flat broke, with a past she won’t share, Toni’s instantly taken by such a potently virile man. Direct and unashamed, she tells him she’s a motorcycle performance artist who needs work and knows motors.
Zach knows women, and Toni’s unlike any he’s met. Lushly sensuous, exceedingly assured, she’d easily be his match in business and bed. A provocative challenge that stirs him as nothing has since losing his wife. A chance he’s reluctant to take, offering no more than a month’s employment, then she’ll have to be on her way.
The hours tick by. Each word and glance intensifies their denied yet escalating desire, forcing them to surrender to passion. Driven by carnal hunger, conquered by yearning, they face the unforeseen truth of Toni’s past and a future neither of them expected.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Without question, roasted turkey and gravy, steamed red potatoes, corn, and a huge salad with ranch dressing.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Mexican, Mexican, Mexican. I could eat it 365 days a year.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Not a toy, but crafts. I loved anything that had to be put together, created, or built. I worked for hours or days trying to get everything just so. I was never satisfied until I made the craft look different—and better—than the picture on the box.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Those with gripping themes, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, and The Girl Who Played with Fire), The Lovely Bones. When I read, I want to feel. To be happy, cry, get angry…
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Anything I can find on the net regarding the theme, locale, or the characters’ occupations. For example, in Sensual Stranger, Toni is a motorcycle performance artist. An unusual occupation for a woman. I scoured news stories to learn about women in the field and the dangers they faced from performing. Fascinating stuff.

Where to buy Sensual Stranger

Publisher Extasy Books https://www.extasybooks.com/tina-donahue/978-1-4874-2586-9-sensual-stranger/

Tina Donahue Social Media

I’m an Amazon and international bestselling author who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers (NY) and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work. I’ve won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. I’m featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, I worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction. My romance genres include erotic, erotica, romcom, historical, contemporary, PNR, SciFi, and suspense.
Website http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
Blog http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/tinadonahue
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DonahueTina1/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/authortina/my-books/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/146988.Tina_Donahue
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Donahue/e/B001IZPJXO
Newsletter http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/p/newsletter.html
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tinadonahuebooks/
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tina-donahue

 

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