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Is It True: Body Conscious by Ana Diamond @AuthorDiamond #RLFblog #CozyMysteryLily Reynolds finds herself the target of a murder case in Ana Diamond’s new cozy mystery, Body Conscious. Can she solve the case or will her attraction for Detective James Rivers get in the way of proving her innocence?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Ana Diamond. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Body Conscious by Ana Diamond

Genre Cozy Mystery

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

Mortician Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home. As Detective James Rivers zeroes in on her as the town’s number one suspect she must rise above the accusations and rumors to solve the case herself while keeping her attraction to the troubled detective at bay.

James has a past. The last time he let someone into his life she wound up dead. Vowing never to let that happen again he has sworn off dating for good. Until he meets Lily. In his gut he knows she’s not the murderer but pressure to solve the case puts him on the wrong trail while he struggles to keep Lily off the case.

Can she solve the case on her own or will their scandalous romance get in the way of proving her innocence?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

True.

this book is part of a series?

Potentially. I have started a sequel but we’ll see how it goes.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not while writing it but definitely while editing it.

you did research for this book?

True. I have no experience in the business of funeral homes or in mortuary science.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Nope. All human.

this book has more than one genre?

True. It’s a cozy because I have an amateur sleuth but there’s a clear romance going on between the two main characters.

you speak more than one language?

Fluently, no.

you grew up where you live now?

True! But that’s only because I moved back to where I grew up recently.

you love to read?

True! It’s a true passion but it’s hard to find the time to lose myself in a book these days.

you are never late?

True! Being late makes me anxious.

you love pizza?

False. With young children in the house it’s always a staple and I’m kind of over it.

you love sushi?

True.

you have a pet?

True. I have 2 cats who are sisters, a calico and a torti. Their names are Aurora and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty—one of my favorite classic Disney movies.

and most browsers will follow not long after.

Where to buy Body Conscious

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

Universal link https://books2read.com/anadiamondauthor

Ana Diamond Social Media

When Ana Diamond isn’t writing about tough gals finding love in unexpected places, she’s at work by day in the medical field. She writes romantic cozy mystery novels with feisty strong women and alluring men who can’t resist them. Her books are fast paced, entertaining and heartfelt all at once.
Ana is a 2020 Tara Contest Finalist for Body Conscious and 2015 Melody of Love contest finalist. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two needy but wildly entertaining kitty cats.
Website https://anadiamondauthor.com/
Blog https://anadiamondauthor.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AuthorDiamond
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/anadiamondauthor/
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BookBub https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21520156.Ana_Diamond
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0957X56R8
https://www.tiktok.com/@anadiamondauthor
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Is It True: Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance

Tensions build between a photographer and a rock star in Karen Cino's contemporary Romance, Love Challenges and Desires. Will the photographer let her heart lead her down the right path?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let's play Is It True with today's guest, Karen Cino.

This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Rose Bocchino is a photographer who lands a job at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation. Immediately she hits it off with her boss, Alex Walcott. Despite being divorced, he still lives in the apartment in his mansion to be closer to his daughters. Once officially divorced, Rose is ready to begin her life with Alex who continues to insist the timing isn't right. He fears once he leaves, his ex-wife will limit his parental rights. Rocker Marco Corrente is hired to be the spokesperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. From the moment he meets Rose, he falls hard for her. Rose despises Marco's bad boy image, leading her to turn the photo shoot over to her assistant who has plans of her own. The tension builds between Marco and Rose as the shoot moves forward. Will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No, it's not. This was my first contemporary romance.

this book is part of a series?

No.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes. I lose sleep every time I'm writing a book. t seems that when it's time to go to sleep, my mind starts thinking of plot twists.

you did research for this book?

No. I did photography when I was in college. Back in the day I developed and printed my pictures in my own dark room.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No!

this book has more than one genre?

This in one of the only full length novels that I've written that is purely romance.

you speak more than one language?

No, despite the fact that I took three years of Spanish in high school.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Staten Island as a teen. It wasn't until six years ago that I moved down to the New Jersey Shore.

you love to read?

Yes! I read every night before I go to sleep. And on the beach during the summer.

you are never late?

Yes and No. I always leave my house early enough. But sometimes the traffic is horrendous and I get caught up. But 95% of the time I am early.

you love pizza?

Yes. Who doesn't? I make my own on Friday nights.

you love sushi?

No.

you have a pet?

Yes. I rescued and adopted a kitten two months ago. It was the best thing I've done. We keep each other company.

Where to buy Love Challenges and Desires

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519655649
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/598483

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
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
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Is It True: Mistletoe in the City by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #NewAdultCrafting romance with sugar and heat in Mistletoe in the City a novella by Amber Daulton.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Amber Daulton, author of Mistletoe in the City, a New Adult Contemporary Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Mistletoe in the City by Amber Daulton

Genre New Adult Contemporary Romance

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

Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other’s clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. After all, how could a hot-blooded woman say no to a sexy man with an eyebrow ring, a dragon tattoo and a deadly swagger?

A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek’s life. He kissed her for the first time under mistletoe, pampered her with romantic candlelight dinners and memorized every inch of her delectable body with his tongue. He refused to let his dream girl slip through his fingers again but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. Hurt once before, Krista broke off their relationship and then Derek made a drunken mistake that could destroy their love forever.

With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. Mistletoe in the City is my fourth book out of a dozen-plus now available.

this book is part of a series?

Yes! It’s book 3 in the Handmade for Christmas anthology. Authors Jennifer Conner and Natalie Nicole Bates also have stories in the antho. All the novellas are standalones.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not really. The plot and characters came together fairly easily, which is always a relief.

you did research for this book?

Of course. Research is a must, no matter the genre or type of story. I had a blast researching the artsy neighborhoods in Seattle, where the story takes place, and since Krista is into arts and crafts, I found a bunch of cool pictures and projects on Pinterest.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Not true. No pets, shifters, aliens, sea monsters, etc make an appearance. Sorry, folks!

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Christmas novella.

you speak more than one language?

Nope, but I wish I could.

you grew up where you live now?

Give or take twenty miles, yes.

you love to read?

Oh, yes. You can’t be a professional author without reading.

you are never late?

True. I’m usually early, which can be just as bad.

you love pizza?

I’m only human.

you love sushi?

No. Yuck. I’ve tried it, but I just can’t eat raw fish and seaweed.

you have a pet?

I have two wonderful kitties, Darby and Pepper. Both are 8 years old.

Where to buy Mistletoe in the City

Universal link https://books2read.com/u/4XKKD1

Amazon http://amzn.to/1pC6Tb9

Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/3fRnXoc

Kobo https://bit.ly/2IUPjgS

iBooks https://apple.co/2rZ2Nxq

Amber Daulton’s Social Media

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
Website https://amberdaulton.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AmberDaulton1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amber.daulton.author/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/amberdaulton5/boards/
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Book Bub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/amber-daulton
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Daulton/e/B00ALQITWY
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Is It True: The Prank by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

An interview of a lifetime turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in Lyncee Shillard’s The Prank. Emilee travels to Alaska only to learn she’s been tricked, and the punch line could be her life. In this romance suspense, Emilee and Jeremy fight for their lives and their feelings.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Lyncee Shillard. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Prank by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Adventure Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Emilee Sawyer learns the reclusive billionaire Ted McGraft is going to an Alaska animal reserve, she sees it as her break. An interview of a lifetime. When she arrives, she learns it was a prank set up by her cousin. Only it isn’t funny, it’s deadly when Emilee becomes the target of a serial killer.

Jeremy Hanks had a bad feeling about Emilee Sawyer but the reserve could use some positive exposure after all the mudslinging of a local developer. The moment she arrives, he knows the smart thing would be to send her away. Instead, he lets the sexy reporter stay. A mistake that may cost them both their lives.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

It isn’t.

this book is part of a series?

It wasn’t but has developed into one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Sooooo much sleep.

you did research for this book?

It is set on a wood bison reserve so I did – wood bison are NOT cute

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Jeremy has a wolf dog

this book has more than one genre?

no

you speak more than one language?

Yes. English and doughnut

you grew up where you live now?

Yes. Well, not the same house but the same area.

you love to read?

I love love love love to read

you are never late?

I take start time as a suggestion

you love pizza?

Only if it has BBQ sauce on it

you love sushi?

Only if it’s cooked

you have a pet?

The mighty Milo

Where to buy The Prank

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/u/m2ZLBd
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-prank-lyncee-shillard/1137117073
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1516403415
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-prank-5

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
Blog https://lynceeshillard.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/lyncee
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Romance-with-a-Bang-422236758284798
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3344793.Lyncee_Shillard
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyncee-Shillard/e/B007WGBKYK/

 

Is It True: Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman @kelownawriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PNRBeverley Bateman’s new romantic suspense with a paranormal twist is set in New Orleans, amid jazz, ghosts and a corrupt justice system. With the assistance of visions, voodoo and a special dog, can she find love with a cop, solve a murder and survive the death threats?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Beverley Bateman, author of Death Southern Style, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman

Genre Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. I’ve written several series and other standalone book.

this book is part of a series?

No, not this one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. Actually, I usually solve my problems while I sleep. I think about the scene or character and what the challenge is and go to sleep. In the morning I wake up and often I have my answers.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I usually do research. For this book I researched New Orleans, history, police corruption, voodoo, ghosts and culture traits. I did the research online, online groups and with a visit to New Orleans.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes. There is a dog. Sorry, can’t say any more.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a contemporary, romantic suspense with paranormal elements.

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I’m Canadian and still live here but I was born in Alberta, moved to British Columbia and recently moved back to Alberta, but a different town.

you love to read?

Yes. I love romantic suspense, JD Robb and a lot of self-pubbed authors. I also enjoy murders, suspense and biographies. I usually read before I go to bed.

you are never late?

Not usually. I have a good sense of time, but occasionally detours and traffic can throw me off. so

you love pizza?

Yes. Chicken fajita pizza is awesome. And so is bacon and shrimp.

you love sushi?

Yes. I love California rolls and tempura.

you have a pet?

Yes. I have a 10-year-old, overweight rescue dog. Benji is a Poochon – part poodle, part bichon.

Where to buy Death Southern Style

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VRC1WR/

Beverley Bateman Social Media

Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She recently moved from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada. Instead of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains she has ranches, farmers and a close community. She lives there with her husband and her Bichon-poodle rescue dog. During the cold Alberta winters, she snowbirds to Arizona and does glass fusion, watercolor painting and plays the ukulele besides working on her latest romantic suspense. Hunted, Missing and Targeted are part of her Montana series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.
Website https://www.beverleybateman.com
Blog https://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter/kelownawriter
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/beverley.bateman.18?fref=ts
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7052567.Beverley_Bateman
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/books/missing-by-beverley-bateman
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Beverley-Bateman/e/B008M01F5E
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Is It True: The Slow Burn by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #romance #ContemporaryRomance #readA fireman fights his way out of the “friend zone” and into the fire of a hot, new contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author, Caro Carson.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Caro Carson, author of The Slow Burn, a new contemporary romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Slow Burn by Caro Carson

Genre Contemporary Romance

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

Out of the friend zone…and into the fire!

When firefighter Caden Sterling unexpectedly delivers Tana McKenna’s baby by the side of the road, the unlikely threesome forms a special bond. When Caden offers friendship and a helping hand, single mom Tana can’t say no. Their flirty friendship slowly becomes something more, until Tana’s ex and the truth about her baby catch up with her. Now Tana must try to regain Caden’s trust—because he is the only man who can make this family complete.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. This is my 17th published contemporary romance with Harlequin. I also have two delicious time travel novels for those who love pirates.

this book is part of a series?

Yes! This is the second book in my new “Masterson, Texas” series. All the books are set in the same college town, but each book tells the complete story of one couple, so you don’t have to read them all or even read them in order.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes, I always, always lose sleep when writing a book. It takes a toll. I really need to develop better work habits.

you did research for this book?

Yes! I rode along with the city’s fire department, a full twelve hours going out on calls with them, eating meals in the firehouse, everything. I was once a first responder myself, an officer in the US Army’s military police corps, so I’d worked with firefighters, of course, but never this closely. They are true public servants, arriving on every scene with the goal of helping however they can.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No. All human beings in this book. Some are nicer than others! Our heroine has to handle a lot of different responses to her accidental pregnancy, from her boyfriend (who immediately decides he is her ex and leaves the country) to her parents to her BFF…to the handsome fireman who comes to her rescue.

this book has more than one genre?

No. It’s a contemporary romance with a heartwarming happily-ever-after.

you speak more than one language?

No. Once upon a time, I knew a decent bit of German because I took it in high school and college, but I think a second language is one of those things which falls under “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” But I still love schnitzel und bier!

you grew up where you live now?

Yes. Sort of. I’m a native Floridian from the Miami area. Then I went to West Point, the United States Military Academy, in New York, then was sent by the army to Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and the country of Panama. After my service, my civilian job took me from Baltimore to Pittsburgh to…Orlando! Yay! I made it back to my home state, just about a four-hour drive north of Miami. Yes, I do have annual passes to Disney World. It’s my childhood dream come true.

you love to read?

Yes. How could anyone write if they didn’t read? But I don’t read nearly as much as I used to, because I know I should be writing instead.

you are never late?

No. I am always late. If West Point and the US Army couldn’t make me prompt, nothing can, I’m afraid. But I keep trying. I’m always so frustrated when I don’t get somewhere on time, because I do not want to be late.

you love pizza?

Yes, I love pizza. All kinds. All toppings except anchovies—too salty for me. But I will eat the oh-so-controversial Hawaiian pizza. Pineapple and ham taste so surprisingly good on pizza. My most memorable pizza was eaten in a California Kitchen restaurant, their BLT pizza. The bacon and tomato part was hot, but the shredded lettuce and mayo on top was cold, and the whole danged thing was delicious. It might not actually have been a pizza, though.

you love sushi?

Yes. I’m a sushi lover, but please don’t squeeze the orange mayonnaise stuff all over it. That sauce is too similar to McDonald’s special sauce, which is fine on a Big Mac, but I don’t want it on my tuna and salmon!

you have a pet?

Yes, two kinds. First, I have the requisite adorable little rescue dog, who loves me and keeps me company and does all the wonderful things dogs do for undeserving humans. Second, I have fish. I love my aquarium and I get attached to my goldfish, because they can live as long as dogs. I’ve had my current goldfish for seven years. He started as a little two-inch dude at a pet store, and he’s now bigger than my fist. Please do not point out to him my answer to the sushi question, above.

Where to buy The Slow Burn

Publisher https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488070068_the-slow-burn.html

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bartenders-Secret-Masterson-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B07X3WTZQ1

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-slow-burn-caro-carson/1134895763

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-slow-burn/id1498067108

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Caro_Carson_The_Slow_Burn?id=jOrODwAAQBAJ

Independent Bookstores https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335894816

Books-A-Million https://www.booksamillion.com/p/9781335894816

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-slow-burn-3

Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate, Army officer, and Fortune 100 representative, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. As a Rita-winning Harlequin author, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband and children in Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatic a fortune on plane tickets.
Website https://www.carocarson.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheCaroCarson
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorcarocarson/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6984425.Caro_Carson
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/caro-carson
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caro-Carson/e/B00GSGRZ62
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