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Category Archives: New Adult

Fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket, also called “college age” in some circles.

Know the Hero from Fall for You (An M/M Romance) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #gayromanceValerie Ullmer, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Fall for You (An M/M Romance) by Valerie Ullmer

Sebastian, the outgoing life of the party, had taken advantage of his freedom of being away from home for college while Ethan remained the same, quiet and reserved. While Ethan’s feelings for Sebastian developed over years, Sebastian’s came suddenly when he thought he spotted Ethan kissing another man. Despite their feelings, they haven’t told the other. How long can they hide their feelings while sharing a bed?
Genre New Adult Gay Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Ethan Sutton came to the stunning revelation he’d fallen in love with his best friend, Sebastian Young. Although friends since childhood, Ethan vowed to keep his feelings for Sebastian under wraps and live the rest of his life with this one secret between them. He’d rather keep their friendship than risk a lifelong connection and never see him again. But when they move into their own place at the start of their junior year, can Ethan keep his feelings from showing when they live so close together?
Sebastian Young had an epiphany about Ethan at the end of last year. He moved them into a loft he’d found over the summer allowing him to be closer to Ethan. As they settle into their lives in a new place with such close quarters, ex-girlfriends, nosy downstairs neighbors, and Sebastian’s own doubts could put their relationship in jeopardy before it even begins.
Can two best friends admit their feelings and fall in love?

Know the Hero from Sebastian from Fall for You (An M/M Romance)

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
He wakes Ethan and starts a stupid conversation about anything. Ethan will give him that soft smile that makes Sebastian stupidly happy and soon, Sebastian forgets about everything.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
A hotdog or nachos, something that you could get a movie.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
He likes shorts and a tee, something casual.
Does he know how to fix things?
He does, he’s good with his hands.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Groggy. He has to have Ethan wake him up and push him toward the shower. Even then, he needs several cups of coffee and breakfast, cooked by Ethan, before he feels awake enough to pay attention.
Can he use chopsticks?
Of course.
What apps would he have on his phone?
Several puzzle games he uses to pass the time when he’s bored. Skype, so he can see Ethan’s face whenever he wants.
Android or iPhone?
He doesn’t care, but Ethan chooses an iPhone for him.
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean shaven. He doesn’t like the feel of stubble.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Recycle or toss?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Fall for You (A M/M Romance)


Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes romances.
Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Gay.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie. Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!
Amazon Author Page


You Always Have Me by Sherell Cummings @arabellaj19 #RLFblog #NewAdult #RomanceSherell Cummings, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about writing new adult romance, and about your new book.

The Appeal of Writing New Adult Romance

I read. A lot. Especially romance. And I found this pattern. I didn’t know there was a formula to it, but as I read book after book I realized that everything I read followed this same pattern. In the romance genre if you didn’t follow this pattern – love interests meet, they fall in love, something breaks them apart, they get back together and live happily ever after – your book would never be noticed. When I started my writing adventure I thought about going in that direction because I wanted my book published, but after a while, the appeal to write got lost in trying to fit into the prescribed pattern.
So, I went in my own direction.
I write New Adult romance to get lost in the minds and emotions of the main characters I create, each seeking something they didn’t know was lost until they found it in each other. I see what they see, feel what they feel and take them through the roller coaster of highs and lows that is their journey to love. I want to pull the emotion out of the reader, make them believe that although this is fiction, it can be real. It’s about being creative in my own way, and no longer following the pattern of your typical romance novel, but sending the reader on an adventure of the heart through my eyes.
My hope is that I’ve succeeded in making everyone feel what I did while writing the story.

You Always Have Me by Sherell Cummings

Genre New Adult
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Kale Montgomery is stuck with a father who hates her, a mother who left her, and a town that pities her. Getting out of this life seems impossible, and yet she knows staying is the fastest way to lose her soul. When Wyatt McCade, her best friend from childhood returns to town, she is stunned to find a chiseled and devastatingly handsome twenty-one-year-old who brings hope back into her life.
Embarking on a cross-country road trip, Kale and Wyatt discover life apart from each other was never much of a life at all. They’re ready for their happy ending, but what’s love that isn’t tested? When a secret about Wyatt is revealed that could change their entire future, Kale is forced to find out if hope is her savior, or if it’s actually the most dangerous thing of all.

Where to buy You Always Have Me

Publisher Boroughs Publishing Group
Barnes and Noble

Sherell Cummings Social Media

Sherell Cummings is an IT Technician whose mind is consumed with what to write next. She and her husband, Jude and their two children live on the island of Trinidad and Tobago and when she’s not reading or trying to find time to write, she’s at work doing the regular nine to five.


Let's Start With Forever by June Kramin @junekramin #RLFblog #NewAdult College Age RomanceToday’s featured book is Let’s Start With Forever, a New Adult/College Age Romance by June Kramin.

Vicki had always felt growing up on Maui was truly paradise in every way. Meeting Marshall her senior year made it that much more perfect. Flying to Oahu with him and losing her most valuable possession—her virginity—comes with a high price. Having just turned eighteen and now pregnant, she still doesn’t second guess her decision about breaking her rules and going through with it.
She does however second guess his marriage proposal, feeling as if she’s trapping him in a course he’ll regret later. Marshall repeatedly convinces her marriage is what he wants, and she agrees to marry him. Life could not be more perfect, until she loses the baby late in the pregnancy. She finds herself once again questioning their marriage and flees back home with her parents.
Marshall eventually convinces her to return to him, only to have her say goodbye days later to accomplish her original goal—college. They manage to make their marriage work through long semesters and separate islands. Once again, life is perfect…
Until Vicki discovers a small detail Marshall left out about his past. She runs away yet again. He tracks her down and desperately fights for the only thing he has ever wanted in his life. Her.
Let’s Start With Forever Genre – New Adult/College Age Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher :Pau Hana Books
Barnes and Noble

June Kramin Social Media

Wife, Mother, Writer, Lunatic. Not necessarily in that order.
“There is a fine line between genius and crazy… I like to use that line as a jump rope!”
June, who prefers to go by Bug, was born in Philadelphia but moved to Maui, Hawaii when she was four. She met her “Prince Charming” on Kauai and is currently living “Happily Ever After” in a small town in Minnesota.
Her son and daughter are her greatest accomplishments. She takes pride in embarrassing them every chance she gets.
Being hopelessly addicted to 80’s music is her super power.
Amazon Author Page


Is It True: Love in a New World by Jessica E Subject @jsubject #RLFblog #NewAdult #boxsetPlay Is It True with today’s guest Jessica E Subject, author of Love in a New World, a New Adult Romance box set. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

An alien prince, a farm girl, two university students from a small town, and more are all ready to begin their lives as adults. They have everything planned out. But when drastic events crush their dreams, they must carve a new path. And they just might find unexpected love along the way.

Includes the New Adult Romances Beyond Reach, Accidental Romance, It Took a Zombie Apocalypse, Hey Santa, and bonus story Alien Kisses at Midnight.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: New Adult Romance, mostly Sci-Fi, but also some Contemporary
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. I have twenty-nine titles published under my name and a pen name I used to use. Love in a New World is a collection of four of my published stories with a bonus story.
this book is part of a series?
No. While all the books included are New Adult Romance, none of them are connected except for the bonus story.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No. When I first started writing, I used to lose sleep with all the ideas in my head. Now, by the time my head hits the pillow, I’m zonked.
you did research for this book?
For the collection, I didn’t have to do any research as the stories were already written. But, I did do quite a bit research for some of these stories. With Accidental Romance, I still have a binder full of information about dairy farms, farm equipment, farming accidents, and amputations.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes, in that some characters are not from Earth, but other planets in three of the stories. Others might be zombies or cows, but those aren’t the main characters.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. I mostly write Sci-Fi Romance, which combines those two genres. This box set specifically contains alien romances, a contemporary western romance, and a zombie apocalypse romance. All of them are New Adult, in that the hero and heroine are in their early twenties.
you speak more than one language?
Yes and no. I speak English. I can speak a bit of French, though I’ve forgotten a lot of what I learned in school. And with my daughter being a huge K-pop fan, I’ve learned a couple Korean phrases.
you grew up where you live now?
Yes. Same city, different house.
you love to read?
Yes. I have for as long as I can remember.
you are never late?
Yes. At least I try. I’m usually super early, unless my children are being unusually slow.
you love pizza?
Yes. Thin whole wheat crust with chicken, spinach, and goat cheese. Though, pepperoni or veggie pizza is great, too.
you love sushi?
you have a pet?
Yes. I have Great Pyrenees / Retriever cross. She’s big and hairy. I’ve had many other pets throughout my life, but she’s big enough, we don’t need another.
Where can we find your book online?
Mark of the Stars
Barnes and Noble

Jessica E Subject Social Media

Jessica E Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you can not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at

Amazon Author Page

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