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A family secret thrusts Kara through time where she meets a sexy highlander in Sloan McBride’s Highland Stone. Will she stay? Will he let her go?

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

Highland Stone by Sloan McBride

Genre Time Travel Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (steamy)

A mysterious inheritance and magical forces thrust Kara Malone through the ages to the Scottish Highlands of old. There she encounters Alaxandar McLeod, the dark stranger who inhabits her dreams.

Alaxandar leads the charge to learn the truth about the violent raids against his clan. When his horse almost tramples a beautiful stranger, he is beguiled but skeptical. Is she a spy, or worse, a witch come to lure him with her body and distract him from his quest?

With his clan ever leery of Kara’s presence, and the raids intensifying, Alaxandar must decide what is right for his family and his heart. Will Kara choose to stay with the stranger from her dreams made flesh, or the mission she vowed to complete?

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What’s your favorite book?

I could never pick just one favorite book. There are so many that I truly love and read over and over. I love most all of Nora Roberts’ series, but I’m partial to The Bride Quartet and Inn Boonsboro Trilogy most recently. I’m an avid, avid reader of paranormal romance and romantic suspense so there are many in that genre I love too. It’s took hard to pick just one.

What’s a genre you want to write?

I would like to try YA at some point. I have started a story, but haven’t gotten farther than the first few pages.

Best writing advice you ever heard?

Write, write, write. Keep writing no matter what happens.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

The title and genre of the first book is Time Travel Romance – Highland Stone. It’s the book I’m featuring today. I re-released it in September of 2020 on its 10th anniversary. I got a new cover, and put in additional content.

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Coffee or tea? Neither. I don’t drink any hot drinks at all. I love frappes though!

Sit down dinner or drive through? Prefer sit down dinners when I have time to make them.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? I fold laundry immediately and put it away. I don’t like things sitting around.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? I usually empty the dishwasher when I’m making dinner so there is room to reload.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? I drive only where I have to go. We don’t really live in an area that promotes driving for pleasure.

Talk or text? I prefer talking.

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy Highland Stone

Publisher World of Dreams Publishing LLC
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0043EV9B8/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/highland-stone-sloan-mcbride/1017478320
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id791035665
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/highland-stone
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/663461?ref=sloanmcbride

Sloan McBride Social Media

Sloan McBride is a multi-published author whose books have been reviewed, and featured in RT Book Reviews. She is a romance author who leans toward the paranormal, adding suspense, and mixing in mythology with her Time Walker Series. She dances through the Highlands, making merry with the clans in The Talisman Trilogy, and turns up the heat in the crazy world of smokejumpers in the Men of Fire Trilogy.
Sloan lives in Illinois with her husband of 40 years and two children who have grown into adulthood. By day she is executive assistant to the majority owner of a dynamic law firm. By night, she puts on her writing persona and creates kick-ass heroines and the tortured men who love them.
If you’d like more information about Sloan, please visit her website at www.sloanmcbride.com where you can sign up for her newsletter to receive notice of new books, giveaways, and more.
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Discover fast fun facts about Karen Cino author of The Boardwalk @karencino #RLFblog #RomanceA tranquil walk on the boardwalk leads to romance and a dangerous encounter in Karen Cino’s novel The Boardwalk.

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

The Boardwalk by Karen Cino

Genre Romance

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.

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What’s your favorite book?…

Lovers and Gamblers by Jackie Collins and the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

I love writing Women’s Fiction, Cozy Mysteries and Romance, but I would like to try a historical romance.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Write everyday, be it ten words or two thousand words and write what you love.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

My first novel was Roses, a contemporary romance. It can be found on Amazon and all other publishing platforms.

Easy

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down dinner

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Folded immediately

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Unload dishwasher right away

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Diving for pleasure

Talk or text? Talk

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy The Boardwalk

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Boardwalk-Karen-Cino-ebook/dp/B01BCNBFO8/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boardwalk-karen-cino/1111937264?ean=9781523432813
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/611680

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
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In NJ Walters’ new paranormal romance, Bjorn Cursed, Bjorn Knutson is ordered by Odin to find and kill a woman who escaped from the Norse afterlife only to discover the woman is his long-dead wife.

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

Bjorn Cursed by NJ Walters

Genre PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Lucifer is up to his old tricks, causing problems for the Forgotten Brotherhood. This time, he’s had a woman removed from the Norse afterlife and placed her right in the path of Bjorn Knutson. After the slaughter of his wife and family centuries ago, tortured and broken, Bjorn was cursed as the first Norse werewolf. Now he’s been tasked by Odin himself with killing the woman who escaped. Failure is not an option.

Before he can track her, he stumbles across a woman being accosted by three men in the middle of the night. Even though she’s human, he intervenes and is shocked to recognize the face of the one woman he could never kill — his wife Anja.

She’s also the one he’s hunting…and if he doesn’t kill her then both their lives are at stake.

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What’s your favorite book?…

That’s an impossible question to ask a reader. But I read Amanda Quick’s book Surrender when it first came out in 1990. I was reading mostly historical fiction and historical romance back then. I discovered she was also Jayne Ann Krentz and went looking for those books. It introduced me to Harlequin romances and opened me up to the entire romance genre.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

I’m lucky to be writing in the romance genre, which has so many subgenres. I’ve written contemporary, fantasy, erotic, cowboy, sci-fi, and of course, paranormal romance of all kinds. So far, I’ve written whatever I’ve wanted to.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Just write what you love. There are no shortcuts to this business. You have to sit down and write the book, so you better love your characters.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

The first book I ever wrote was Discovering Dani, book 1 of my Jamesville series. But my first published book was Annabelle Lee back in 2004. It’s now available as Uncovering Annabelle. You can find both on Amazon.

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Coffee or tea? Tea
Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down dinner
Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? I fold it immediately.
Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? I don’t own a dishwasher.
Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? I don’t drive or own a car. If someone else is driving, I’ll go anywhere.
Talk or text? Both, but I’d rather talk
Emoji or smilie? Smile

Where to buy Bjorn Cursed

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PSF72N3/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bjorn-cursed-n-j-walters/1138427394
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/bjorn-cursed/id1543726061
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bjorn-cursed

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Discover fast fun facts about Caro Carson author of For This Christmas Only @thecarocarson #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomanceA chance meeting brings a reclusive business icon and his biggest fan together in Caro Carson’s new holiday romance, For This Christmas Only.

Caro Carson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about For This Christmas Only.

For This Christmas Only by Caro Carson

Genre Contemporary Christmas romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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What’s your favorite book?…

This is the most impossible question to answer. Perhaps Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, because that book launched the romance genre as we know it today. I can’t imagine life without reading romances that end happily-ever-after.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

It would be fun to get back to time travel romance, someday. I published two pirate-themed romances a few years ago, and I’d love to return to that world.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Don’t be afraid to put all your best stuff into one book, because new “best stuff” will appear when you start to write the next book. When it comes to creativity, the well doesn’t run dry, so don’t ration the water.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

My first book was Doctor, Soldier, Daddy, a marriage-of-convenience story that launched a 9-book series. The paperbacks can be found at used book stores, but the ebook can be purchased in all formats, everywhere ebooks are sold. Thanks for asking! I’d like to re-read that one over the holidays. Yummy hero, if I don’t say so myself.

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Discover fast fun facts about Caro Carson author of For This Christmas Only @thecarocarson #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomanceCoffee or tea? Coffee. I know tea has caffeine, but I swear it doesn’t wake me up like coffee does.

Sit down dinner or drive through? Definitely sit down dinner, preferably somewhere fancy-schmanzy and preferably while having a good hair day and wearing a pretty dress. Candlelight required.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? I fold it straight out of the dryer, but don’t ask how long it sits on the dryer before I finally put it in my closet! Let’s just say the dryer makes an excellent dresser-bureau.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? I have children. I do not empty the dishwasher if I can possible help it. They need chores, right? I’m not lazy. I’m being a good parent. *wink, wink*

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? I fall asleep on road trips like a baby in a car seat. That was something of a survival skill when I was in the army—you had to catch a nap when you could, which was usually in the back of a truck or in a HUMM-V. I think my brain still assumes it’s vital to take a nap whenever I’m in a vehicle!

Talk or text? Text. It’s funny how it seems rude to call somebody now when a text will do.

Emoji or smilie? Emojis have gotten really fun.

Where to buy For This Christmas Only

Publisher Harlequin Special Edition
Coming Soon! To know when this book is available,
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Books-A-Million https://www.booksamillion.com/p/9781335894977
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/for-this-christmas-only/id1516624158
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/for-this-christmas-only
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781488070280&c=books
Harlequin https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488070280_for-this-christmas-only.html

Target https://www.target.com/p/for-this-christmas-only-masterson-texas-3-by-caro-carson-paperback/-/A-80501841#lnk=sametab

Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate and U.S. Army officer, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. After her military service, she worked in the healthcare industry with a Fortune 100 company, talking science with doctors who were rarely handsome bachelor Texans like the doctors in her books. Now a USA Today bestselling author and RITA™ award winner, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband (who actually is a handsome Texan) and their two children. They live in the great state of Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatics a fortune on plane tickets.
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A vampire encounters the impossible in Tricia Schneider’s new paranormal romance inside Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales. How can a woman from the 21st century know of a vampire’s dark past?

Tricia, 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 Whisper from the Grave.

A Whisper from the Grave, featured inside Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales by Tricia Schneider

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Josie Drummond breathes life onto canvas as she paints compelling portraits and scenes of people who lived and died long ago. The images are inspired by the brief flashes she witnesses during intensely painful migraine episodes. She thinks it’s just her creativity at work until the man in her paintings walks into her life one Christmas Eve. And if what she sees in her imagination is true then… Antonio is no ordinary man.

He’s a vampire.

Antonio is shocked to discover his undead life portrayed on canvases hanging along Jackson Square. Even more mysterious is the woman who paints them. How can a woman from the 21st century know of his dark past in a life he lived hundreds of years ago?

‘Tis the Season…for vampires!

When the days grow shorter and dusk comes earlier, we may spend our time decorating with holly and mistletoe, drinking cider, and playing in the snow. But the creatures who stalk the night are in their element—and while visions of sugarplums dance in our heads, they’re lurking in the shadows, knowing there’s nothing so delicious as a vampire’s kiss.

So settle in for a long winter’s night full of winter holiday vampire tales from these New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors. Including paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and dark fantasy, this collection give a whole new meaning to the term heartwarming.

Because sometimes, the holidays truly bite.

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What’s your favorite book?…

I have way too many favorites when it comes to books, but the first that comes to mind is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It’s a gothic romance classic that I always enjoy re-reading.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

While I love writing romances because of the guaranteed happily-ever-after, I would enjoy writing urban fantasy, too.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Read. Pick the type of book you want to write and read everything you can. If you want to write mystery, read 20 mystery books. Is romance your thing? Then read as much of the romance genre as you can. You can pick up a lot by simply reading in that genre. It’s a great place to start.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

The Witch and the Wolf is a paranormal romance published by The Wild Rose Press and can be found at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. http://www.triciaschneider.com/books/paranormal-romance/the-witch-and-the-wolf/

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Coffee or tea? Hot tea. Lavender and honey tea is my favorite, but mostly any green tea.

Sit down dinner or drive through? Drive thru. Sit down dinners are saved for special occasions.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold it. I can’t stand wrinkles.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Sadly, my dishwasher broke three years ago. I have to hand wash dishes which is not fun with four kids who feel the need to get a new cup every time they need a drink. But, when it was working, I would unload it immediately.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Driving for pleasure. I love to visit new places. Sometimes I go for a ride with no destination in mind. Just going where the road takes me.

Talk or text? Talk.

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy Holidays Bite: A Limited Edition Collection of Holiday Vampire Tales

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08KZL2QKN/

Tricia Schneider Social Media

Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. She believes there is a book for everyone. A sentiment she gained after a decade of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats, Harley and Cassius. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.
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Discover fast fun facts about Laura Haley-McNeil author of The Billionaire's Christmas Gift @laurarmcneil #RLFblog #SweetRomanceSparks fly when movie mogul Quint meets small town girl Chrystelle in Laura Haley-McNeil’s sweet romance, The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift.

Laura Haley-McNeil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift.

The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift by Laura Haley-McNeil

Genre Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Everything in his life is planned. How’d she get on his agenda?

Quint learned long ago that in Hollywood everything’s make believe, including love, but can’t resist struggling scriptwriter Chrystelle. She’s entirely too fascinating, but he doesn’t want her–he wants her script.

Chyrstelle wishes she could spend Christmas with her grandmother in Colorado. When Quint offers to produce her TV series, she’s thrilled, but he wants to change everything. The battle begins. Then Chrystelle’s grandmother takes ill, Chrystelle knows where she belongs and hops the next bus home.

What she hadn’t expected was Quint on her front porch, and not to wish her a Merry Christmas. He wants her script–on his terms, of course.

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What’s your favorite book?

Anything by Phyllis A. Whitney, Victoria Holt and Jean Plaidy

What’s a genre you want to write?…

I love reading historicals, but I’ll leave the hard work to those industrious authors who like research.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Keep writing. With so many books being published, the best advertising for an author is another book.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

Prelude and Fugue. An oldy but a goody. As a pianist, I wrote this based on some of my experiences, but this book is more fact than fiction and was fun to write. It’s available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LQD6GG

Easy

Coffee or tea? I like them both

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down. I love conversation and a nice dinner.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Actually, my husband does the laundry.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? I unload it only because does the cooking and we have lots of dishes.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? If I didn’t have to drive, that would be fine with me, but my husband would be antsy so we find ourselves exploring whenever we can.

Talk or text? Talking is nice. I hate when I have cut a conversation short, though.

Emoji or smilie? If the emoji is available, I’ll use it. With all those symbols, I could never figure out how to make my own.

Where to buy The Billionaire’s Christmas Gift

Amazon Publisher Huerfano Press, LLC

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GZQLGFN

Laura Haley-McNeil Social Media

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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