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Read Gage in the Nevada Cowboys series by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #NewRelease #contemporaryromanceKristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Gage.

Gage by Kristina Knight

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hot Las Vegas nights get even steamier for these three powerful, wealthy businessmen with cowboy roots and the strong, independent women who fall for them. What happens in Vegas certainly won’t stay there as these successful tycoons win at love.

Hot shot property developer Gage Reeves is taking Vegas by storm – that is, until his brother makes him the face of desperate bachelors everywhere. Enter Callie Holliday, who is trying to get a new, upscale spa off the ground. Callie’s connections in Vegas run just as deep as Gage’s, but unlike Gage’s family past Callie’s is pristine. They make a deal: her business venture, his building but what starts off strictly professional turned decidedly personal. Will Gage and Callie risk their professional success for a shot at love?

It’s risky business gambling on love…

Why did you write this book?

I had been wanting to write a series of brothers for a while, and after a trip to Las Vegas with RadioMan, I realized where I wanted to write them. I wanted them to be powerful, but real. Smart and sexy. Independent and yet committed to their family. Gage, Connor and Jase were born out of that trip and Gage was really bugging me to write his story first (what can I say? he’s the baby of the family!) and here we are!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I adore contemporary romance, but I read all across the genre. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of feel-good romance – rom-com and the like. I think we could all use an escape from the pandemic!

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Oh, gosh, there are so many! I adore Nora Roberts’ Ford from Tribute and the March sisters (all of them, but Jo, especially), Suzanne Enoch’s Sam from her Billionaire series (who doesn’t love a smart alecky cat burglar?!?). Liz Flaherty writes characters I want to meet in every book and Nicole Flockton’s Gage (from the Sweet Texas series) is another favorite!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a couple of new things – a contemporary romance set on a Caribbean island and a women’s fiction set on a fictional island in the Mediterranean…I’m into islands lately!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

My next release is Jase, which wraps up the Nevada Cowboys series. And then I have a couple of books coming out in the fall, but I don’t have firm release dates on those yet – stay tuned!

Where to buy Gage

Publisher Kristina Knight
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HHGNXQ
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gage-kristina-knight/1136380172
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/gage/id1497839118
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gage-14

 

Kristina Knight Social Media

Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
Website https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com
Blog https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com/blog-2/
Twitter https://www.twitter.com/authorkristina
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kristinaknightbooks
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/authorkristina/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Kristina-Knight/e/B0081LO6DM
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Read the romantic Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #Romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

I’m Indian and my favourite family meal and comfort food is homemade chicken biryani.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I enjoy continental food and my go-to meal when I dine out is a chicken steak with mashed potatoes.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

Kaleb Krychek from Heart of Obsidian.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Lazing by the pool with a good book in any hotel anywhere in the world.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Romance. Always romance. I enjoy lighter reads like chicklits and humour but romance is always my first choice.

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters

Amazon https://amzn.to/2IYNG04

Shilpa Suraj Social Media

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
Website http://shilpasuraj.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/shilpaauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shilpasuraj
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shilpa.suraj/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8436864.Shilpa_Suraj
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Jana Richards, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about To Heal a Heart.

To Heal a Heart by Jana Richards

Genre: Small town contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Garrett Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help with repairs around her farm.

Garrett finds purpose working with Blair–and falls in love with her. But she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?

Where to buy To Heal a Heart

Subscribe to the author’s newsletter to find out when To Heal a Heart releases: https://www.janarichards.com/contact.html#newsletter

Or follow her on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Jana-Richards/e/B002DEVWWG

Jana Richards Social Media

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.
In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com
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Blog http://janarichards.blogspot.com
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Read the Nevada Cowboys series: Connor by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKristina Knight, 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 series.

Connor in the Nevada Cowboys Series

Genre Contemporary Romance/Rom Com

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Vegas Nightly publisher Connor Reeves is close to meeting a big-time career goal: making his magazine a state-wide must-read. The only problem? His biggest competition, a larger publisher based in Colorado seems to know his every move. Miranda Clayton is tired of society parties and shopping, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves. Connor isn’t fooled by Miranda’s act for a second. He knows exactly who she is; the question is what does the lady want?

Which book is this in the series?

Connor is the second book in this series. Gage was first, and Jase is coming up next!

How many books do you plan for the series?

There are three books in the series – 3 brothers, 3 feisty heroines, 3 really fun books!

How many books are completed?

I’m finishing up edits on the third book … so I’ll say 2.75. lol

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The brothers are the main characters, but I consider Las Vegas another character. How could Vegas *not* be a character? I love the city and I tried to infuse the books with a lot of local color from food trucks to the casinos, the neon and even the desert.

What is the overall theme in this series?

The theme for the series is that you have to let go of the past. All three brothers are, in their own way, holding on to past hurts. All three of them are somewhat stuck – they don’t see it; they think they’re just fine. I think a lot of us can get stuck because of our pasts, but when we let go we have the ability to change our circumstances. Connor, Jase, and Gage have a strong bond, they have all the money in the world, but they’re all a little bit closed off until Miranda, Sabrina, and Callie come into their lives.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

The Nevada Cowboys are Gage, Connor, and Jase in numerical order.

What did you like best about writing this series?

I liked taking a virtual trip back to Las Vegas – one of my favorite places in the world. I liked exploring the bond between the brothers, and I liked tearing down their beliefs about themselves so that they were open to love again.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

I’ve written 20 books, for a variety of publishers. Each has been an adventure – the life of a writer can be really hard! – but they’ve each taught me something. I tend to write in series, so there are my Texas Girls books, the Slippery Rock series (written for Harlequin’s Superromance line), the Anthem Trilogy (a novella series) and several stand-alone titles including Moonlight Match, Lost on Anna Maria Island and Protecting the Quarterback.

Where can we find links for all your books?

For the most up-to-date book news, my website is alway the best place to check: https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com

Where to buy Connor

Publisher Kristina Knight
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HHX34J
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/connor-kristina-knight/1136380170
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/connor/id1497839002?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/connor-8

Kristina Knight Social Media

Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
Website https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com
Blog https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com/blog-2/
Twitter https://www.twitter.com/authorkristina
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kristinaknightbooks
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/authorkristina/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kristinaknightbooks
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5827833.Kristina_Knight
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristina-knight
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Kristina-Knight/e/B0081LO6DM
Get to know Kristina Knight better by signing up for an email newsletter at https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com

Read Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters

Amazon https://amzn.to/2IYNG04

Shilpa Suraj Social Media

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
Website http://shilpasuraj.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/shilpaauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shilpasuraj
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shilpa.suraj/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8436864.Shilpa_Suraj
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Read the new romance Mandraki Magic by Joanie MacNeil @ #RLFblog #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance Joanie MacNeil, 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.

Mandraki Magic by Joanie MacNeil

Genre Contemporary romance – novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Is Jazzy’s first love the right man for her? When her first love arrives in the Old Town on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Jazzy’s peaceful existence is shattered. What is Finn’s real reason for being on the island?

Jazzy must sort through her confused emotions and make her own decisions. Can she trust him with her heart a second time?

Why did you write this book?

I wrote the story in the first half of 2019 as part of an anthology for my local romance writing group. The theme was ‘summer beach read’. I wanted to write something a little different to usual beach settings. None of the story elements was falling into place for me, until I decided, several months following a brief visit to Rhodes, to set my story there. Everything seem to come to life after that. There is so much to see in the Old Town, my visit was too short to cover it all.

The anthology project didn’t eventuate, and I decided to self-publish my novella. I’d love to revisit Rhodes again.

What is your favorite genre to read?

A range of romance, including romantic short stories, and Icelandic Noir

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I’ve been reading ‘Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, following the journey through life and career of one of the main characters, Ari Thór, from his days as a young policeman in northern Iceland.

What are you working on at the moment?

 

At the moment I’m working on a novella or two. I have two novels which I’d like to complete in the coming months. They’ve been on the go for way too long.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Later this year, I plan to republish two of my earlier novels, A Traditional Affair, and A Sense of Duty, both contemporary romances set in Scotland.

Where to buy Mandraki Magic

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38E6Ld

Joanie MacNeil Social Media

I am an Australian romance author living in Canberra, Australia’s National Capital. I write short contemporary romance novels and novellas, ranging from sweet to sexy stories about new love and second chances. I love to travel with my own romantic hero and have visited parts of the world I never dreamed I’d see.
Home, family and friends are important to me. I have blended these elements into some of my stories.
When I’m not travelling, or working on my latest project, I enjoy reading romance as well as Icelandic Noir. Though I like watching movies, I never find the time to go to the cinema. I manage to catch up on some shows on Netflix. I enjoy meeting friends for coffee, and am a regular participant in aqua aerobics.
Website www.joaniemacneil.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/JoanieMacneil
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