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Category Archives: Christmas or Holiday

A romance set during Christmas or with holiday themes during the latter part of the year.

Naughty is Nice Holiday Romances

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday romances by various authors. This week the theme is Naughty is Nice. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are rated R for racy, rich and risqué – because Naughty is Nice!

Boy Toys: Hot Off the Ice at Christmas

Amy Wasp-Wimberger

10 siblings, 7 fish courses, 6 h

ockey players, 5 cousins, 4 calling birds, 3 spouses, 2 houses and 1 night that changes everything.

Betrayed by first his body and then his girlfriend, Liam O’Reilly, assistant coach of the Seattle Thunder, is not having a very merry Christmas. So when a smoking hot hockey player in a Santa suit offers himself up like a present begging to be opened? Well, it’s a freaking Christmas miracle.

If only the man in question wasn’t hockey’s own bad boy, Joey ‘the Looch’ Luciano, his best friend’s little brother and the same kid who used to trail behind Liam like a loud, mouthy shadow.

When the last present is opened and the Christmas lights go dark, will Joey and Liam’s night together be just another Christmas memory or can the holiday magic they made survive the pressures of the real world?

Boy Toys is a heart-warming Christmas story featuring the inappropriate use of a Santa suit, sibling bribery, and ninety separate instances of the F-word.

Joey and Liam’s story continues in Boy Next Door: Hot Off the Ice #4, releasing March 2018!

Rating R

Amazon (Kindle Unlimited) https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Toys-Hot-Off-Christmas-ebook/dp/B077GRJGH4/

Champagne For Christmas

Jean Joachim

A contemporary holiday romance that starts in the country and travels into the glitzy glitter of New York City at Christmas. A steamy, funny, emotional story with a happy ending you’ll never see coming!

Rating R

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Champagne-Christmas-Jean-Joachim-ebook/dp/B00PQMB2SQ/

The Christmas of a Countess

Linda Rae Sande

The Torringtons are off to Northumberland for the holidays! When the weather forces the servants to remain behind at a coaching inn, the newlyweds must fend for themselves while their valet and lady’s maid discover just how much they have misjudged one another. A sensual tale of a couple’s first holiday away from home.

Rating R

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PLTQHB

The Christmas Present From My Past

Grace Risata

Prepared to be alone for the biggest holiday of the year, Rachel’s life takes a dramatic turn when she bumps into her old high school crush while volunteering at a charity meal on Christmas Eve.

Once Shawn recognizes the sweet, shy girl from his sophomore year Chemistry class, he realizes she’s all grown up…but the chemistry between them is still hotter than ever.

Is the past a faded memory in the rear view mirror…or can these two lonely souls come together for one remarkable holiday hook-up? Perhaps Rachel’s greatest Christmas present will come from her past…

Author’s Note: This is a 15,500 word Christmas story that has a guaranteed happy ending, a steamy encounter between the main characters, and a heaping spoonful of holiday cheer.

Rating: R

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Present-My-Past-Holiday-ebook/dp/B0776XGNKT

Genetic Snare

Laura Baumbach

A Christmas story set in the far future. Betrayal, passion, adventure, primal sex, and a fight to the death. Mating a 26th century Oracan Bounty Hunter with an 18th century Earth pirate has its little glitches.

Bounty hunter Talos bows to pressure to bring his life mate home for the completion of his strict warrior culture’s bonding ritual. Aidan, displaced 18th century Earth pirate — light- fingered, sly, charming, and understandably naive about the new world he’s been thrust into — can’t wait. Even if it turns out someone wants him dead. The 26th century looks different, but it turns out to be a lot like his old life!

Rating R

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Snare-Details-Book-2-ebook/dp/B077RVW2N5/

Gray Christmas

Lisabet Sarai

You’re never too old for some holiday naughtiness

Widowed author Emma Granger has reconciled herself to spending Christmas Eve in snowy Boston, with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio and her cat Vronsky. Her daughters have their own lives on the West Coast. Emma knows she can’t expect them to visit every holiday.

A loud crash from the apartment above her overturns her plans for a quiet evening at home. When she investigates, she meets Nick North, an energetic iconoclast with a gray ponytail, a silver earring and bright blue eyes that kindle feelings she’d thought were gone forever. Nick is her own age, maybe older, but his lean body and impish grin affect her as if she were a horny teenager.

Although Emma makes her living writing spicy romance, sex with a stranger seems ludicrous when you’re an arthritic grandmother in your sixties. Still, the attraction she feels for her charismatic upstairs neighbor appears to be reciprocated. A Christmas fling might be just what Emma needs to brighten her holiday.

Rating R

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6JJIQD/

Holiday On Ice

Jody Wallace

Travel Queen Survival Tip #23: If you get stuck in an ice storm, find a hot guy to melt it!

Travel agent Darcy Burkell has a secret. Because she’s claustrophobic, she doesn’t precisely jet around the world despite what’s implied in her popular newsletter about vacation destinations. When she hires photographer James Jones, who grew up in the same town she did, to illustrate her stories, they become cyber-friends.

James decides Darcy might be the one woman to help him settle down–or at least someone who’ll travel with him instead of expect him to stay home all the time. Right before Christmas, he shows up unannounced and suggests they take a holiday trip together.

Darcy’s too embarrassed to admit her phobia and turns him down flat. She knows what kind of woman he wants, and she’s not it. Her resolve is tested when she and James become gridlocked near the same bridge by an ice storm. Impassable roads force them to spend hours together in his vehicle…shivering. And cuddling. It’s freezing outside, but inside it gets hot enough to melt all the ice in Alaska. The question is, can their affection remain toasty after Darcy confesses her secret?

Rating: R

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0769SMC1N

Santa Baby, Several Stars Away

Savanna Kougar

A Short Shapeshifter Erotic Romance

Kaily has been consumed by curiosity ever since Dylan suddenly appeared in her small town. Surreptitiously, she watches the mystery man restore a rundown Victorian mansion, all while his charm and sincerity gain him the good will of most everyone. This is especially true when he volunteers to become the annual Santa Claus for children at the town’s park.

The problem for Kaily: No one really knows anything about Dylan’s past or where he came from. With her attraction to him growing day by day, she becomes a driven woman. On a desperate whim, she gives herself to him as a Christmas present. Will Dylan be able to resist her waiting naked, but gift-wrapped beneath his tree?

Rating R

Savanna Kougar http://savannakougar.blogspot.com/p/santa-baby-several-stars-away_388.html

The Santa Bargain

Robin Michaela

Santa’s gifts can be both nice…and naughty.

Coffeehouse entrepreneur, Maria Thompson, has sworn off men ever since her young son’s father walked out of their lives. But, when she literally runs into sexy carpenter, Joe Sinclair, she wonders if it’s time to rethink her plan.

Joe Sinclair doesn’t need or want romance or a family. He was raised in the foster care system and learned long ago not to get attached to anyone. Now, if he could just remember that, he could put the sensual owner of Copper River, Colorado’s new coffee shop out of his mind.

After Maria and Joe volunteer to work together on the town’s first Christmas festival, their attraction lights up brighter than a new a string of holiday lights. When Santa comes to town, will they finally find everything they’ve ever wished for under the tree?

Rating: R

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077996MP2

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Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams author of Love in the Key of C.

Please tell us about yourself.
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Fish and chips. I could have mentioned meals in more upscale restaurants, but I’m guessing I’ve eaten more Fish and Chips than anything else. I have used the setting of a Fish and Chips restaurant in two books. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with comfort food.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I can do that in two words – the beach. I am at peace at the beach. I love to walk along the sand lost in my thoughts, splash in the water and just inhale the freshness of the salt air.
What are your hobbies?
I adore yoga and attend several classes a week. My favourites are Yin Yoga and Wall Yoga. What is Wall Yoga? Picture me hanging upside down – like a bat. Awww. So good.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I am a British Murder Mystery fan. I have complete collections Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ellis Peters. I love nothing more than to curl up on a cold winter’s day, next to our woodstove with a hot chocolate – with marshmallow of course – and a fantastic murder mystery.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I have two pen names, who write very different heat levels, so it depends on who I am as I am researching. As Daryl Devore, hot romance writer, the websites can get rather explicit as I look for new ideas or plot twists. For this latest book, I am writing as Victoria Adams and I researched theatres in New York City, musicians, and flutes.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Can a slice of pizza and a flute erase the ravages of life and allow Giselle and Ethan to fall in love by Christmas?
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?
Publisher eXtasy Books
eXtasy Books http://www.extasybooks.com/ (release date – Dec 15)

Daryl Devore Social Media

Blog http://daryldevore.blogspot.ca
Twitter http://twitter.com/daryldevore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/daryl.devore
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

 

Snowbound with Mr. Wrong by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #sweetromance #99centsToday’s featured book is Snowbound with Mr Wrong, a sweet romance by Barbara White Daille. This book is on sale for 99 cents through the new year!
Worst. Day. Ever. After Lyssa Barnett’s sister tricks her into reprising her role at Snowflake Valley’s annual children’s party, she doesn’t think anything can be worse than squeezing into her too-small elf costume. Then tall, dark, and way too handsome Nick Tavlock shows up to play Santa…and an unexpected storm leaves them snowbound in the isolated lodge.
The last thing Nick wants is to spend a cozy Christmas Eve with a trio of kids and the woman who dumped him. But as much as Lyssa frustrates him, he can’t stop thinking about her. And soon, he’s fighting very un-Santa-like thoughts of kissing a certain sexy Miss Elf under the mistletoe. As Nick starts to fall for Lyssa all over again, he knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to have Lyssa in his arms on Christmas Day.
Genre Sweet romance
Book heat level: G
Publisher Entangled http://bit.ly/swmw-pg
Amazon http://bit.ly/swmw-amz
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/swmw-bn
iBooks http://bit.ly/swmw-ibooks
Kobo http://bit.ly/swmw-kobo

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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10 Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday stories by various authors. This week features Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are Sweetly Spicy Holiday Romances rated PG to PG13.

A Chance at Christmas

Beppie Harrison

A Chance at Christmas tells the story of a Christmas that very nearly never happens for Catherine and her younger brother, struggling with poverty and the boy’s serious disabilities. But an invitation does come for a splendid Christmas at a friend’s great house, and Catherine dares to form a plan that might provide a future for her brother. What she never dreams of is a future for herself as well. Can romance come as a shocking Christmas surprise?

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B019A67PTS

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen

A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Rating PG

Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Holiday Disaster

Vicki Batman

The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

Rating PG13

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Season-Magic-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B00OZ136A6/

Court Me, Cowboy

Barbara White Daille
The End…Just the Beginning?
Gabe Miller’s marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn’t quite believe his luck—or his “ex”—when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.
Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option–unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy’s future at stake, mending fences with a woman–especially the one he loved—wasn’t something the strong, silent type found easy to do…
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/dp/B00EM36HD0

One Week to Win Her Boss

Barbara White Daille

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJ7SNN

Perfectly Christmas

Linda O’Connor

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”

That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.

This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.

Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X

Sami’s Christmas Wish List

PJ Sharon

All Samantha Owens wants for Christmas is a working car, a miraculous improvement in her grades, and a boyfriend who sees her as more than just a friend with benefits. But with a single mom who’s struggling to make ends meet, presents seem unlikely, and with legal troubles looming over her head, she’ll be lucky not to be spending the holiday in juvenile detention. When she’s forced to do community service at the local church, she finds that wishing her life was different won’t make it so, and that avoiding her past may be what’s standing in the way of her future.

It doesn’t help that Travis Vance, a freshman in college and intern for a teen drug and alcohol treatment program, is hanging around and pushing her buttons at every turn. Or that her friends are all going through their own dramas—most of which seem far worse than her own. Can Sami bring everyone together to save the church in time for Christmas? Or is hoping for a happy ending one more wish that will never be granted?

Rating PG13

PJ Sharon http://www.pjsharon.com/ya-books/#toc-5

The House-Sitter’s Christmas

Jean Joachim

At Christmas, Laura Fleming lived her fantasy adventure. Paid to house-sit for the fabulously wealthy financier, C.W. Banley, while he traveled, she eagerly headed for New York City. As mistress of his elegant townhouse, she baked cookies and dressed the old gent’s richly-furnished residence for the holidays.

As December rolled around, the lonely, lovely writer eagerly anticipated soaking up the Christmas atmosphere in the grand city. With only the cat for company, she’d turn Banley’s elegant home into a wonderland of sparkling lights, fragrant garland, and shiny tinsel.

Every year, she wished, in vain, for a happy ending. Will this be the year that Miss Fleming discovers her dreams can come true, even in a big city, like New York?

A sweet, New York City Christmas Fairy Tale.

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZQ7BJS

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

Barbara White Daille

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal

A husband for Christmas?

Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?

Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him –because this match needs a Christmas miracle!

Rating PG13

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Lawmans-Christmas-Proposal-Hitching-Hotel/dp/0373755961

The Southern Comfort Christmas

Barbara Lohr

Mistletoe and magnolias turn to wedding mayhem when Chicago in-laws mess with the Savannah bride and groom in this sweet Christmas romance.

Sweet romance; mild love scenes/closed door

Rating PG13

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQ411ZO

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All I Want for Christmas by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #RLFblog #Christmas #RomanceLivia Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Military romance and paranormal romance
How do you come up with ideas?
Usually one story in the series leads to another through the characters but if I’m stuck I go to the tub and the characters follow.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Bringing the characters’ emotional journey to readers.
When did you write your first book?
My first book, Nick, was written mostly the summer before Katrina but wasn’t published for ten years.

FUN

Leather or lace? leather
Black or red? red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountain with lake
City life or country life? I miss city life
Party life or evening at home? evening at home
Dogs or cats? dogs

Tell us about All I Want for Christmas

It’s a Christmas weekend full of love and Larue social media is atwitter at the return of their hometown hero, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas Eve—the Romanos’. Catch up with all the characters from the Men of Honor series and as a bonus get a peek into the lives of upcoming characters…
Beau hates Christmas. It reminds him of what he can’t have. He’s been avoiding homecomings and the biggest reason is unavoidable this Christmas – Madison Hart, who has loved Beau for most of her adult life. Whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison hyperventilates at the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is overdue and everyone is hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship last summer because kids weren’t “in his future”.
Bad guys don’t scare Delilah Burke but Luc’s mother and five sisters have her stalling on setting a date to marry the man she loves.
Nothing could make Buffy Romano happier than delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love. Luckily, a Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily-ever-afters will happen in the not so distant future.
Genre Holiday Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076HWV9TH
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Today’s featured book is Seasonal Shenanigans, a holiday romance anthology by fourteen romance authors, including Maya Bailey, Caitlyn Lynch, and Cailin Briste

14 sensual seasonal tales. Including:

Eight Secret Nights – Shoshana David

Someone’s been leaving Hanukkah presents on Mara’s doorstep. Sweet presents. Thoughtful presents. She wonders who her secret admirer is. Hopefully it’s the cute guy who moved in next door and not the creep from 7A.

Kittens for Christmas – Caitlyn Lynch

Regina Brooks thinks finding a box of abandoned kittens on Christmas Eve is a disaster in the making. Fortunately, her hunky neighbor Ric is eager to help her out — in any way he can!

Missing You for Christmas – Moxie Rivers

When Allison’s husband, Jake, can’t get leave, it’ll be her first Christmas without him since they were married. But Allison isn’t the type of person to let that stop her, but with the help of her coworkers, and just maybe a little Christmas magic, it will still be a Merry Christmas.

A Grease Monkey Christmas – Cailin Briste

Fate arranges the chance meeting of two strangers in need of a little kindness on Christmas Eve. Celebrity Davon Weider, with his navy-blue eyes and muscular physique, can fill the starring role in any woman’s fantasy. But Jasline, a spaceport mech, is more impressed by his five jump speed records.

Santa Claus is Coming – Jennie Kew

I don’t dress up as Santa for just anyone, you know? Holly Granville isn’t just anyone. When a massive storm hits our Christmas photo shoot and we’re trapped inside a tiny hut — cold, wet, angry, and naked — our friendship irrevocably changes. But will it be for better, or worse?

The Promise of Love – Maya Bailey

The year is 1819. He sees a man across a room and it is like seeing himself dressed in a British soldier’s uniform. How could it be that another man bears his face? He had loved her once; she had betrayed that love. Now he must find answers. If only he could do that without laying eyes on her again.

Underneath the Mistletoe – Ava Bari

Police officer Nic Zanetti just wanted to spent a quiet holiday alone with his TV. Then he’s called to find a runaway little girl. When he meets her widowed mother, this Christmas will be one they never forget.

Blizzard – Suzi Frewin

Simon and Fallon find themselves marooned together, fearing for their lives against the Zengwee, an alien species which has dominated Earth for its resources. Neither want the complication of falling in love, but fate and Christmas have other plans.

All I Want for Christmas … is You – Annika Steele

On Christmas Eve, Dr. Victoria Long is determined to take her relationship with Detective Devon King to the next level, maybe even the forever kind. But will their relationship survive when Devon discovers she’s a suspect in a series of thefts?

I Fell Through Starlight for You – Keira Fox

It’s the earliest hours of Christmas and Lucille is thinking of closing up her bistro when an enchanting figure comes through her door seeking aid for his injuries.

Genre Christmas romance, holiday romance

Heat level various

Amazon mybook.to/xmasanthology

Authors: Caitlyn LynchLiv HoneywellCailin BristeAnnika SteeleMoxie RiversDana KenziSusan Frewin‎  Nikola ChristainMaya BaileyTricia RameyJennie KewAva BariShoshana DavidKeira Fox

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Cailin Briste writes science fiction romance. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the RWA Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter, and the RWA Passionate Ink Chapter. She’s writing the third novel in her Sons of Tallav series and the second novel in her A Thief in Love Suspense Romance series.
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Kristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I write contemporary romance, filled with heart, heat, and (of course) happily ever after.
How do you come up with ideas?
Sometimes an idea comes from a snippet of a conversation I’ve overheard (I’m an expert eavesdropper!), sometimes from a TV show or movie, and sometimes characters just plot right into my brain without any warning at all.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The creating part. I love developing an idea or character and then taking that idea or character and putting him (or her) into the absolute worst situation…and seeing what happens from there!
When did you write your first book?
The summer between 5th and 6th grade. My friends and I decided we’d write books that summer. I decided to write a girl power version of the Three Musketeers. They gave up about midway through the first afternoon, but I’ve been writing ever since.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather (lace itches!)
Black or red? Black (because, leather!)
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Ooh…satin, please!
Ocean or mountains? Ocean, all the way!
City life or country life? Country, although I’d like to be close enough to the city to drive in for special dinner or events.
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home – with someone special, of course!
Dogs or cats? Dogs! Snuggly puppies, lazy elder-dogs…they’re my favorites!
Tell us about Christmas in a Small Town
Running out on her wedding was the best decision ever!
A cheating fiancé sends Camden Harris fleeing to her grandparents’ home in Missouri. When her ex follows, determined to win her back, Camden makes a deal with neighbor Levi Walters: they’ll pretend to be in love and she’ll support his plan to buy her grandparents’ land.
The boy from her childhood has grown up into an impressive man. His charm, good looks and sweet gestures make it difficult for Camden to remember this is fake. And Levi’s kisses only confuse her more.
Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Harlequin Superromance
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Can it ever be too early for a Christmas romance? Not at Romance Lives Forever! Here are a selection of holiday romances sure to get you in the spirit for the season. Check out these books by authors of RLFblog. They are presented in alphabetical order by title. You’re welcome.

Christmas Romance Month

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday romances by various authors. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are rated G or PG.

A Real Christmas

Christie Logan
Christmas hasn’t been the same for Allison Voss since losing her husband, but she’s determined to make it merry for her daughters’ sake. But the odds are against her. She’s between jobs and simply managing day to day is a struggle—until a stranger’s act of kindness changes everything.
Ward Haysgard is not a fan of Christmas. He’s seen plenty of greed and selfishness and not much good will toward men. But Allison’s plight touches him. As he gets to know her and her girls, they work their way into his heart. A heart he thought had hardened long ago.
As the holiday approaches, an old secret threatens their growing closeness. Allison concentrates on giving her girls “a real Christmas” with gifts and treats, but she and Ward will both discover that the only thing that makes Christmas real is the love of family and friends.
Rating: PG
Amazon http://a.co/fimHffj

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen

A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.
Rating PG
Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Christmas Crush

Mickie Sherwood
Although Ashley Wagner feels more like Scrooge than Santa, she keeps her promise and accompanies her sister back home for a Christmas wedding. Her three-day weekend is off to a rocky start, thanks to the unexpected run-in with her womanizing ex-husband, and his very pregnant new wife. She manages to get away with her dignity intact, but later, with old wounds ripped open, the professional crisis manager ends up in the middle of her own life-altering predicament.
Then, sports journalist Craig Johnston, wheels to her rescue.
Will Ashley spend Christmas brooding over bitter memories? Or will Craig, a dynamic paraplegic, present the deserving divorcée with a gift she can’t resist?
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Crush-Bayou-Love-Romances-ebook/dp/B00QQFBW1Y/

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain

Laura Strickland
For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmastime-Donners-Mountain-Laura-Strickland-ebook/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Crystal Creek Christmas

Laura Haley-McNeil
When a blinding snowstorm shuts down the Crystal Creek Ranch’s cattle operation, the Whitlochs have one mission – save the cattle. ER doc Jake Whitloch joins in the rescue, but the form he finds in a snowdrift is no cow. It’s a woman, a woman who consumes his thoughts despite that two carat diamond sitting on her ring finger.
Noelle Beaupré thanks the rugged doctor for rescuing her from freezing to death and the Whitlochs for taking her into their home, but now it’s time for her to leave the ranch. She longs to stay with the man who’s determined to protect her, but she doesn’t dare. Her deadly secret is in hot pursuit. Any delay and she’ll endanger the family who opened their home to her.
Noelle leaving Crystal Creek Ranch? Jake can’t let her go, but how can he convince her he’ll to anything to keep her safe?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Creek-Christmas/dp/1505698561/

Last Chance Christmas, A Fairfield Corners Novella

LA Remenicky
From the outside, Brent Halston and Jordan McKenna had the perfect life: the house, the dog, fulfilling careers, and their love. However, Jordan’s past refused to leave her alone, threatening to destroy all they had built together. Without explanation, Jordan pushed Brent out of her life, leaving him devastated and confused. In an attempt to start over, Brent relocated to Fairfield Corners, bought an extravagant house, and mourned the loss of his Jojo. To keep herself from drowning in her own grief, Jordan gave everything she had to her career as a doctor, running the free clinic on the rough side of town. As the holiday season approached, a frantic phone call from Jordan’s brother pulled Brent back into Jordan’s life, giving them the opportunity to reconnect. Battling the past and present, can their love survive secrets and betrayal? Would this be their last chance Christmas?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZK0Z4

Once Upon a Christmas Moon

Christine Young, Genie Gabriel, and CL Kraemer
Twelve Days To Love
When Archer Steele shows up at Calanthe Durand’s failing plantation with
an alligator over his shoulder, Cali thinks she’s never seen a more
handsome man. Independent and self-sufficient, she vows to never marry. But Archer has different ideas. The first time Archer sees Cali in town, he feels an instant attraction. He decides he will convince the beautiful Calanthe he is worthy of her love. During the weeks before Christmas, he gives her twelve gifts in hopes she will fall in love with him.
Boots And Blades
An ancient evil from the old country has arrived in the high desert of
Oregon. Gnome children are vanishing then re-appearing, showing various
stages of traumatization. Tiamoon, warrior gnome, will put her skills to
use alongside Killian, a handsome warrior, also in need of a cause.
Christmas Pawsibilities
With their world destroyed and their space ship malfunctioning, the
dogizens of Planet Canid have little choice but to crash land on Earth.
They face tortuous experiments at the hands of the Geeks in Green…or
they can trust an eccentric inventor and his zany family to deliver the
Canine Queen’s puppies and help them celebrate new lives.
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Christmas-Christine-Young/dp/1979071098/

Reindeer Wars

Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”
Rating PG
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Santa to the Rescue

Adele Downs
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.
Rating PG
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Rescue-Entangled-Bliss-Adele-ebook/dp/B00G1IM260/

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Melissa McClone
Lizzy Hamilton wants to skip Christmas this year. Working as a nurse while holding her marriage to an Army Ranger together has drained her energy and joy. She’s a pro at caring for others, but she needs someone to look out for her, too. However, when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mitch, asks if she’ll spend the holidays with him–just as friends–so he won’t be alone, she can’t say no because, other than his platoon, she’s the only family he has.
Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton wants only one Christmas gift–his wife. Frequent deployments and training exercises sent him away from home, and he had no idea how taken for granted Lizzy felt until she asked him for a divorce two months ago. Now his mission is to show his wife he’ll do anything to save their marriage. He only hopes his plan to win her back with a holiday vacation to Indigo Bay, a coastal resort town, works. He can’t–won’t–lose Lizzy forever.
Rating G
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776ZDH46/

The Unlikely Santa

Leigh Michaels
In the retail business, Christmas isn’t a holiday, it’s an endurance contest – and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he’s the perfect candidate to fill Santa’s red velvet suit.
Brandi’s new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he’s enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she’d like to find under her tree on Christmas morning – if only she wasn’t so certain that Zack is hiding something.
The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year.
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Unlikely-Santa-ebook/dp/B00F6LL1Y2

See you next week for more Christmas Romance!

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Love…when you least expect it.

As a teenager in DC, Livia tagged along with her Daddy to Redskins games and explored the rich history of our country, then she moved to the bayous of Louisiana where the weather and culture of this region inspired her writing, including her storm faerie, Tempest and her military heroes. Livia’s many jobs as mail lady, salesperson, plant manager, business owner and professional singer are the conduit her characters have used to relate their stories to her. Think of her as her characters’ biographer! Down by the bayou she is protected from the alligators and bears by her husband and feisty Pomeranian, Dusty.

Ridge, Book 1

Famous fashion model Lana Maisel could have had her choice of men. But she left that life behind at the ripe old age of twenty-four to pursue her dream of a photography and production studio and now she needs one man to be the face of her franchise. The Calloway women in Buffy’s life have always said “when you meet the man you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, you’ll know.”

Ridge Romano didn’t know what possessed him to get on stage during a strip bingo contest. He’d been in D.C. testifying before a Congressional committee on veterans issues, then he’d followed the gorgeous redhead off the elevator… and here he was… up to his Special Forces tattoo in manure.
Who said FUBAR only happened in the field?
Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
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All I Want for Christmas

Tis the season for second chances…
It’s a Christmas weekend full of love and Larue social media is atwitter at the return of their hometown hero, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas Eve—the Romanos’. Catch up with all the characters from the Men of Honor series and as a bonus get a peek into the lives of upcoming characters…
Beau hates Christmas. It reminds him of what he can’t have. He’s been avoiding homecomings and the biggest reason is unavoidable this Christmas – Madison Hart, who has loved Beau for most of her adult life. Whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison hyperventilates at the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is overdue and everyone is hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship last summer because kids weren’t “in his future”.
Bad guys don’t scare Delilah Burke but Luc’s mother and five sisters have her stalling on setting a date to marry the man she loves.
Nothing could make Buffy Romano happier than delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love. Luckily, a Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily-ever-afters will happen in the not so distant future.
Genre Military Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
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Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #Holiday #RomanceWelcome Vicki Batman, author of Holiday Disaster, a holiday romance in the Season of Magic anthology.

Christmas Keepers

Every year, my family went to my grandmother’s for Christmas Eve. She provided the ham and my aunts brought the sides and dessert. It was a joyous time with family members we didn’t see regularly. Cousins, aunts and uncles, new babies. Newlyweds to be inducted in our group. After dinner, we watched Grandmother open presents. For a long time, she gave gifts too. I still have the sapphire ring and the silver ID bracelet with my name inscribed in cursive.

One year, I received a huge flat box of crayons. My mom said that it was for my sister, but I was having none of that. I loved crayons, and I’d never had anything more than the standard box for school. There were flesh colors. Gold, silver, copper. Vibrant shades of blue, coral, and greens. I could not wait to try them out.

As Christmases passed, shopping became difficult for Grandmother, and she began giving us checks, which was welcomed as it’s than making our own selections. But none have lasted like the jewelry she’d lovingly selected.

Do you have a gift from your childhood you’ve kept?

And here’s a nice gift for you! The Season of Magic boxed set is FREE. It’s full of fun and good short stories, including mine, Holiday Disaster. (Bad plumbing + Christmas = Holiday Disaster).

Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly ~ Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules.

A Cinderella Christmas by Cara Marsi ~ Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairy tales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.

Matchmaker Matchmaker by Bobbi Lerman ~ With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly’s cynical heart back to life?

Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau ~ The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride?

Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman: The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

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Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general “do anything gal” at a financial services firm–the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to True Love, True Romance, True Confessions, Noble Romance Publishing, Long and Short Reviews, Museitup Publishing, and The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if?”
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