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Read the new Highland Scandal 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 Highland Scandal.

Highland Scandal by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

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

How long does happily ever after take?

They call her banshee. The taunt has pursued strong-willed Rowen Mackenzie through the glorious Scottish highlands. One man sees beyond the superstition–Lachlan Gordon. This brave highlander is the man she loves but duty requires her to wed another.

Wickedly charming, Lachlan Gordon has loved Rowen Mackenzie since his first glimpse of the ethereal beauty. As bastard of Chief Gordon, Lachlan can never claim her as his own. When his father, Laird Gordon, is murdered, Lachlan becomes the clan chief…too late to marry the woman he loves.

Years later, Rowen is now a widow and mother and her son is in danger. She jeopardizes her life and most importantly, her heart to protect her son. Lachlan is the only man who can help her. For a second chance at love, he must risk all—his clan, his life and his love to win even as secrets threaten their happiness and their very lives.

Will Rowen and Lachlan have their own happily ever after?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

I now just write historical romance. I have a few ideas for a contemporary bouncing about my head.

How do you come up with ideas?

Each time, it is different. It might be a picture, a line I read, or a character enters my head. Highland Scandal came out about instantly. I just had to sit down and write.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

I love revising a novel that when I can make it better and get deeper than when I write my first draft.

When did you write your first book?

I was about five. It was three pages long and printed in pink crayon. As an adult my first was a chick-lit that is buried in the deep recesses of my drive and that was about 2004.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? City life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Highland Scandal

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KQLLPQY/

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
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Read the new #PNR Lair by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #ReverseHaremTina Donahue, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Lair.

Lair by Tina Donahue

Genre Erotic PNR reverse harem

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

A rogue reaper who lives by her rules. Three alpha Enforcers determined she obeys theirs.

Chantel never asked to be a reaper and she sure as hell isn’t taking the virtuous or young before their time. When it comes to dirtbags… that’s another story. Whether they’re ready or not, she has them on her radar for extermination. Rogue reaping suits her just fine.

Rydan, Kahl, and Huntir don’t see her crimes that way. As Enforcers tasked with keeping order in the para world, she’s set for reeducation in their lair. Their goal? To ensure her obedience to their commands while making her submissive to their carnal needs.

Yeah, right. They may be sexier than sin, but these bad boys won’t break her, ever. Bring on the interrogations, indoctrination, and other stuff, the more hardcore the better.

This is a battle of the sexes they’ll all win.

This is book one in The Enforcers series and can be enjoyed independently.

Publisher’s Note This dark, paranormal reverse harem romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of danger, suspense, adventure, power exchange and sensual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

Yes, I write in several sub-genres of romance, including contemporary, erotic, erotica, historical, romcom, sci-fi, paranormal, suspense, and thriller.

How do you come up with ideas?

Honestly, they just pop into my head like scenes from a movie. I could be driving, at the mall shopping, enjoying dinner and suddenly I’ll see a scene in my head and think ‘what if…’ That’s when the ideas start flowing, showing me what would happen to the characters if I tried things this way, or maybe that way. Sort of like the alternate endings in The Butterfly Effect.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

Revisions. That’s when I catch mistakes I’ve might have made while composing. For example in Lair, I had stated what some of the guys’ powers were in the early chapters. When I got to a later chapter, they didn’t have one of the powers any longer. I thought ohmygod, that is sooo wrong! I had to fix it pronto or the story wouldn’t have made sense.

When did you write your first book?

When I was nine. I called it Dimples the Adventurous Flea about a flea that jumps from dog to dog to ‘see the world’. When he’s on a French poodle, he’s in France. An English bulldog puts him in London. An Irish setter in Ireland. You get the drift. I even illustrated it then made copies and sold it to my friends’ parents in the neighborhood. My first book tour!

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Cats – hands down.

Where to buy Lair

Publisher https://www.blushingbooks.com/product/lair/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089Y9MR4Q/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lair-tina-donahue/1137160030?ean=9781645632986

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/lair/id1517742798

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lair-4

Tina Donahue Social Media

Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s 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. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
On a less serious note she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.
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DV Stone, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Rock House Grill.

Rock House Grill by DV Stone

Genre Contemporary Romance Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Aden House, successful but driven chef and TV personality, refuses to slow down. His life implodes one night, damaging him both physically and emotionally. He’s rescued by a woman he thinks of as his angel.

Shay McDowell has rebuilt her life after her divorce. She juggles volunteer EMT duties and her job, while dreaming of becoming a chef. She finds her way to Rock House Grill and back into the life of the man she helped save.

Can love be the ingredient needed to survive the many obstacles they face?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes, I also write fantasy and mid-grade. Rock House as a contemporary is new to me. I’ve always considered myself a fantasy/paranormal writer.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Usually an image or lyric spark an idea. One of my fantasy works in progress was inspired by Helm’s Deep in Lord of the Rings. One scene Aragorn and Haldir hugged after a hesitation by the elf. The look on his face became my character for Kíeran in Aimhirghin Kingdom at a Crossroad.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Getting the point across that matter what happens, there’s always hope. It may not be what you had in mind. For example Aden House wanted his restaurant, television show, and to take care of his sister. But choices he made nearly destroyed all of them.

When did you write your first book?…

I had been laid-off from work back in 2009. I struggled with circumstancial depression at the time. Like Aden, I had choices to make. After pulling myself off the couch I decided to follow my dream.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? Country

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Dog. I have a cat too but couldn’t imagine my life dog-less. Hali is my latest in a long line of rescues.

Where to buy Rock House Grill

Publisher Wild Rose Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rock-House-Grill-Impact-Book-ebook/dp/B084VCWRXR/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-house-grill-d-v-stone/1136377617
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/rock-house-grill/id1499753674
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/rock-house-grillSmashwords

DV Stone Social Media

DV Stone is a multi-genre author. Her book Rock House Grill was recently released by Wild Rose Press. She also has two independently published books. Felice, Shield-Mates of Dar is a fantasy romance. Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery at Branch Lake is a mid-grade paranormal. I host Welcome to the Campfire, a weekly blog, A Peek Into an Author’s Window.
Born in Brooklyn, D.V. Stone has moved around a bit and even lived for a time on a dairy farm in Minnesota before moving back east. Throughout her wandering, she always considered herself a Jersey Girl. She met and married the love of her life, Pete—a lifelong Jersey Man, and moved this time to Sussex County. They live with Hali, a mixed breed from the local shelter and their cat Baby.
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Read the new Violet Spirit by Abbey MacMunn @abbeymacmunn #RLFblog #paranormalromance #SciFiAbbey MacMunn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Violet Spirit, The Evoxian Legacies, book 2

Violet Spirit by Abbey MacMunn

Genre Fantasy/sci fi romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A half human, half alien.

A violet-eyed shapeshifter.

Their destinies bound by magic from a disappearing world.

Ever since free-spirited Lexie Mills learned she was half human, half alien, her life has been far from ordinary. But living a privileged life in a Cotswold manor with her over-protective family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and not helped by her confusing feelings for her best friend, Drew.

Evoxian shapeshifter, Drew Morgan, longs to tell Lexie he’s her destined soulmate, but until she embraces her alien heritage, he must wait. Trouble is, staying in the friend zone proves harder than he thought.

Tensions sizzle and chemistry sparks between them, but as their friendship blossoms into something magical, Lexie uncovers a heart-breaking truth about Drew and she must make a choice…

Forgive Drew and accept her destiny, or decide her own fate?

Book 2 in The Evoxian Legacies but can be read as a standalone.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Fantasy, paranormal, and sci fi romance, and paranormal romantic comedy

How do you come up with ideas?…

I have a vivid imagination! Sometimes the ideas come from my dreams, sometimes ideas just pop into my head. I take inspiration from TV shows and films, from people I meet, or from situations that have happened to me.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Getting the outline written, creating characters with flaws and seeing where that journey will take them.

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first full book when I turned 40

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Where to buy Violet Spirit, The Evoxian Legacies, book 2

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Violet-Spirit-Evoxian-Legacies-2-ebook/dp/B082FHSDJR
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/violet-spirit-abbey-macmunn/1135389270
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/violet-spirit/id1490599791
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/violet-spirit
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/994227

Abbey MacMunn Social Media

Abbey MacMunn writes paranormal and fantasy romances. She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband and their four children. When she’s not writing, she likes to watch films and TV shows – anything from rom-coms to superheroes to science fiction movies.
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Read the new Romance Linked by Deception by Jami Gray @JamiGrayAuthor #RLFblog #PNRWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Linked by Deception.

Linked by Deception by Jami Gray

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When it comes to the relationship game, she’s learned her lesson well…

With her ability to weave illusions, Jinx Thorne grew up running successful cons with her grifter father, until the day he taught her how easy it is to deceive those you love. Armed with that hard-earned wisdom, she retreats behind her emotional walls determined to avoid a repeat lesson. When she’s partnered with the seductively charming Rabbit, his friendship does the impossible, eroding her defenses and leaving her on shaky ground.

With his patience at an end, he’s about to change the rules…

As the PSY-IV Team’s tech wizard, Rabbit Tessier can manipulate all things electronic, yet that’s not his only area of expertise. As an acknowledged flirt, he enjoys his role as the team’s heart-breaker, but after he’s partnered with the intoxicating queen of illusions that satisfaction wans and he’s done playing games.  As they undertake a dangerous mission where things could go sideways in a blink, he’ll take the biggest gamble of all and lay his cards on the table.

When the mission forces them to play intimate criminal partners, will they risk the jump from illusion to truth as they race through a maze of conspiracies and lies before the clock runs out?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

I do actually. My first love is Urban Fantasy, but like a truly enamored stalker, Paranormal Romance is right on its heels. I enjoy working with PSY-IV Teams as it’s fun to mix romance and paranormal abilities to see what shakes out, but this year I’m working on a new Urban Fantasy series because I need a break from the emotional roller coaster that happens when romance is the main story.

And because I love dystopian themes, I tried my hand at a Dystopian Romantic Suspense series that somehow keeps getting put into Post-Apocalyptic Romance, which I’m okay with. Who doesn’t like the idea of love in the time of Mad Max?

How do you come up with ideas?…

I’m one of those writers who comes up with a character first  so my stories tend to emerge from there. I love gray characters, like the gunslingers of the old west who swagger just on the side of right. When your character has flaws, it gives you a deep pool of possibilities to play with. When I started the PSY-IV Teams, I was binging on military themed romance (one of my favorites) and I kept wondering what happened if you blended those elements with unique and unusual paranormal abilities? By their nature these men and women carry a deep-seated need to protect others, but what happens when that protection comes at a high cost? I really get a kick out of putting my characters through the wringer.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Creating characters my readers can connect with. I grew up writing in roles from my favorite stories for me (which explains the minor in theater) because reading was my escape. My hope is that I’m able to provide that same creative escape for those on the other end of the page.

When did you write your first book?…

You mean the one that will never, never, never see the light of day? Fourteen. I actually spent all four years of high school writing my first book. It was close to two hundred pages—handwritten and typed on an actual typewriter (I know I’m dating myself). I still have those pages and took them out during one of my writer retreats to share with my crew of ink slingers. Mortification was off set by much laughter, but it was freakin’ hilarious.

FUN

Leather or lace? Oh definitely leather, even though it chaps. Lace itches.

Black or red? Black, it goes with everything and doesn’t show dirt (or blood)

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton. Satin tends to turn into Slip-N-Slide.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains for sure. But if you asked my other half, he’d push for ocean. Makes our discussion on future living locations fun.

City life or country life? Hmm…I’m going to have to do country as I tend to be a homebody.

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home, preferably with a good book and/or my Knight in Slightly Muddy Armor.

Dogs or cats? Dogs, most definitely dogs. I have a starter kit of two right now, both fur rugs are labs–one white, one black. I adore my Fur Minxes.

Where to buy Linked by Deception

Publisher Celtic Moon Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081BD4W6Q

Jami Gray Social Media

Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award-winning author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head.
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Karen 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.

New Beginnings by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Cozy Mystery Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Book 1: After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades before. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

Book 2: Connie Acosta is officially a resident in the fifty-five and older community her best friend Sara Mazza lives in. Her baker’s kitchen is almost complete and she has met Vic, another resident who is crazy about her. Meanwhile, Sara finds herself in the mist of a love triangle with Vic’s friend Jack and Warren, a police officer at the local station.

When Sara received a call from her friend at the clubhouse saying there is a dead body floating in the outdoor pool, the women rush there to check things out, getting themselves involved in another investigation, especially when Sara finds a few blue pills scattered in the grass that she didn’t turn into the police.

Book 3: All is quiet at the fifty-five and older community where Connie Acosta is running her illegal bakery out of best friend Sara Mazza’s garage. Both women swore off getting involved in any police business at the compound. Just as the two amateur sleuths are enjoying a night out in the clubhouse ballroom, a scream from the lounge draws them into the middle of a police investigation with Warren and Brett, their current partners. Who said seniors can’t get into trouble and fall in love again?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes, I do. I write Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance and Cozy Mysteries with a twist or romance.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Sometimes I wake up and remember a fragment of a dream and go with it. (Like in my novel Roses.) Other times I can be walking down the street and something catches my eye that leads to a scene. I have so many ideas written down for books. I always take a notebook along with me so that I can write down idea. Pulling over on the side of a highway is always an option when an idea strikes.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

It is important that I write about a subject that readers can relate to. A HEA ending is always nice, but the relationships prior to meeting that special someone will help to make in your decision making.

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first book when I was in high school. I still have those handwritten notebooks that should have had history notes in it. My next book I wrote while I was in college. (I still have the original typewritten manuscript. But my first real book I wrote when my son was an infant and had his nights and days mixed up. I would handwrite in the middle of the night and type the next day when he napped.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Definitely the Ocean. I love the beach!

City life or country life? City life.

Party life or evening at home? A quiet evening at home.

Dogs or cats? I am an animal lover so I have to say both.

Where to buy New Beginnings

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079VSFWQW

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.
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