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Category Archives: 5 Easy Questions

An author interview with only five simple questions.

Read The Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche @MageelaTroche #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceMageela Troche, 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 Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

On a windswept Scottish Isle…

Many objects wash up on the shores of the rugged Isle of Mull. The Laird of Lochbuie never expected a pregnant wife to be included in that. Honorable Niall MacLean was wed to his childhood love when she died in childbirth. Now a widower, he struggles to get beyond his grief. Then a dear friend, Ermina Bruce pleaded for his help. His protective instinct came alive and he handfasted with Ermina to save her from an unsuitable marriage and one drunken night has led to forever after and a repeat of his past heartbreak.

The bonds of friendship…

Noble Ermina Bruce has loved Niall MacLean since he first fostered in her uncle’s home. But he loved another so she settled for the deep bonds of friendship. When her family arranged a marriage she didn’t want she knew Niall could save her from that miserable fate.

One night of passion…

That one night in Niall’s arms led to her pregnancy. Ermina has not told Niall of their secret baby. But his reaction isn’t her greatest fear. Her fear is even greater than the brave laird’s wrath. Every woman in her family has died in childbirth and all know the same fate awaits her. Once again, Ermina knows Niall is the only one who can save her. And if he fails, her last days shall be with the man she has loved since childhood.

Will love have a chance to come alive?

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

I love pizza. Nothing in this whole world is as perfect as pizza.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I’m dying to travel to Rome. Pizza, history and art—that sounds like perfection to me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toys were my crayons. They had to be the 64 Crayola crayons. You couldn’t rip off the paper or press too hard. And if the point broke I had to get a whole new box. One time when I lived in Florida, I wanted my crayons to get some sun and put them in the window. Of course, they melted. I cried and wailed until I got a new box.

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

I love reading. Of course, I read romance. But I love history and historical biographies. I also love mysteries. I hate reading anything that has a sad ending so I rarely read literary novels. I don’t want to be rooting for a character for them to die at the end. Real life has enough hardships and I don’t want to deal with that in book.

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

Since I write highlander historical romance, I read a lot of historical sources, primary and secondary. I also read biographies as well as academic papers.

Where to buy The Chieftain’s Secret

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SD9DKYJ/

Mageela Troche Social Media

An Air Force brat, Mageela Troche has lived throughout the world then landed in New York City. She wanted to leave the same day she arrived. Yet, with her stubbornness, Mageela learned to like the place and the libraries were the main reason. Since she was a little girl, Mageela wanted to be an author and an actress, however, once in college, she changed her life plan in the pursuit of money. After all, college loans must be repaid.
With life’s twists and turns, she returned to writing and focused on the romance genre. Mageela Troche’s first break came when she sold a short story to a magazine. She sold two more before the publication of her historical romance novel, The Marriage Alliance. She has gone on to write four more novels and a novella.
Mageela is currently writing in the cramped corner of her Big Apple apartment. She is the proud owner of a Black-masked lovebird named Boobula. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found online at MageelaTroche.com
Website http://www.MageelaTroche.com
Blog http://www.MATroche.com
Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/MageelaTroche
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Pinterest http://www.Pinterest.com/MageelaTroche
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7054733.Mageela_Troche
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Mageela-Troche/e/B00CHTIRFW/
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Read Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #Fantasy #RomanceHelen Henderson, 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.

Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A forbidden love. An impossible quest. The accusation of witchcraft. Can love survive?

What history and time may conceal sometimes refuses to stay lost in memory. Windmaster Legend reveals the story behind the legend of the star-crossed lovers, Iol of the House of Cszabo and Pelra of the House of Pirri.

Fate conspired to keep Iol and Pelra apart. Friendship is allowed between members of competing trading houses, but nothing more. He loves the sea and wants his own ship. She hates the deep blue and has worked too hard to allow her dreams to be sidetracked by the lure of magic. Despite a beautiful woman on his arm every night, Leod wanted the one he couldn’t have—Pelra. His kin on the ruling council did more than put him on the fast track to his own ship. It provided him the power to fulfill his desires, or to ruin those who refused him.

Exiled to distant posts, given impossible challenges, and subject to Leod’s machinations, Iol and Pelra only have the hope of a future together to sustain them. But can their love survive the accusation of witchcraft?

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

First off, I want to state that I love scallops. Apologies to those of southern heritage, but to me seafood is shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Not catfish. However that is the fish staple in my neck of the woods so fried scallops are off the wish list. Instead, on the special occasion when I’m dining out, steak with a sweet potato loaded with cinnamon brown sugar and freshly churned butter fills the plate. For a healthier alternative to cake, a side dish of fried apples is split amongst those in attendance. If it is a really, really special night out and I’m at a certain steakhouse, instead of water, a desert drink will be splurged upon. Not to violate any trademark, the drink is described as a “Down under frozen wonder with peaches, schnapps, champagne, vodka and secret mixers.”

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

First off I have to state that my childhood was a long…long…time ago. The tire swing on the huge, old Weeping Willow tree doesn’t really count as a toy so I sent my mind rummaging amidst the fog. There was a Barbie doll case with both store-bought and handmade clothes for the winsome blond, jacks for inside games, and badminton racquet and birdie for outside. And, while they may not qualify as a “toy,” books, books, and more books is my answer to what was my favorite.

What are your hobbies?

Over the years I’ve dabbled in photography, sketching, and a little painting. Handicraft projects help keep fingers nimble and flexible. Beadwork, crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitch embroidery not only serve the physical purpose, they provide a creative outlet as well. These days between writing and caregiving, the only hobby I can claim is reading an occasional book.

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

I like to hang out with mages, fly with dragons and journey amidst the stars so science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres when I read for pleasure. When I want a change of pace, I pull historical fiction, especially tales of the Old West off the shelf.

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

Although the official question qualified “your latest book,” I didn’t want to make the Archmage of the World nor any of the other heroes I’ve written angry at me. I really try to remain on good terms with dragons. And it really didn’t matter as the same ringtones came to mind for almost all of them. The first tune is “The Lonely Man.” For those not familiar with it, “Lonely Man” is the haunting reprise played at the end of “The Incredible Hulk” television series as David Banner walks alone down the highway. The ringtone represents the hero’s desperation and his time alone.

Then there is the second triumphant ringtone when they hear a call and realize their searches may actually end. This need is fulfilled by “I Need A Hero.” Not because the hero comes to someone’s rescue. No, the heroine is quite capable of handling things on her own. However, she too is lonely and needs someone who is capable of fighting alongside her.

Where to buy Windmaster Legend

Publisher http://bookswelove.com/authors/henderson-helen-fantasy-romance/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXY888X
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Helen Henderson Social Media

Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Webpage http://helenhenderson-author.webs.com/
Blog https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/history2write
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/777491.Helen_Henderson
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Amazon Author Page http://amzn.com/e/B001HPM2XK
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/njhistorywriter/

 

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
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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/
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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
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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/
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