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Category Archives: Contemporary

Romance set in modern times during present day.

Read the new contemporary romance Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceShe’s never found love. He’s divorced from a cheating wife. Their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic…and murder in Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston.

Alexa, 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.

Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston

Genre: contemporary romance

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

She’s a Hollywood leading lady who’s never found love–except with Jax, her Basenji.

He’s divorced from a cheating wife and refuses to ever give his heart away again.

Together, their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic… and murder…

Mac Randall’s life turns upside down when he walks in on his wife and her lover. He finishes his tour of duty overseas and leaves the army, becoming a popular stuntman in Hollywood. When the actor Mac doubles for is murdered, Mac is surprised to find himself cast as the film’s leading man–at the suggestion of the actress who will play opposite him.

Keely Kennedy has built a solid career in Hollywood, rising from supporting roles to leading lady, but she’s been unlucky in love. She becomes close friends with Mac Randall, her new co-star, while she helps him prepare for his first on-screen role. Friendship blossoms into love during their shoot and despite several mishaps on the set, she knows not only has she done the best work in her career on this film, but she believes Mac will become an instant star.

Before production is complete, though, the murderer surfaces–ready to kill the film–and its two stars.

Hollywood Double is the fourth book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series order:
Book 1 – Hollywood Heartbreaker
Book 2 – Hollywood Flirt
Book 3 – Hollywood Player
Book 4 – Hollywood Double
Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

Where to buy Hollywood Double

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H6YV96M

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
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#NewRelease Contemporary Romance Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceCan a dyslexic actor and a shy loner find happiness together? Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston. Alexa, 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.

Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston

Genre: contemporary romance

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

From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – Book Three in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

She has zero friends…and is wary of men, living life as a recluse.

His only friend is 90 and when she dies, he’s adrift.

Can a dyslexic actor and a shy loner find happiness together?

Famous from the time she was fourteen, London Russell lands the cover of Sports Illustrated to cap off her modeling career. Leaving the fashion world behind, she follows her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Thanks to an ex-boyfriend’s vicious attack on her, London becomes a recluse who turns out hits but never tours—and can’t trust a man. Her life changes course when she encounters a Hollywood screenwriter and director and agrees to write the theme song for their next movie.

Knox Monroe grew up as America’s darling, a child actor featured on several popular television series. After his mother’s betrayal, Knox drops out of sight, returning years later to make the successful transition to adult roles. A known womanizer and loner, Knox meets London by chance. Through her connections, he winds up with the lead role in a new movie.

Will London be able to open her heart and move past Knox’s player reputation? And will Knox knock down the emotional fortress that he’s built around his heart?

In Hollywood, anything’s possible…

Hollywood Player is the third book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series order:
Book 1 – Hollywood Heartbreaker
Book 2 – Hollywood Flirt
Book 3 – Hollywood Player
Book 4 – Hollywood Double
Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

Where to buy Hollywood Player

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBTPS4F/

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
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Coming Soon: A Chance Encounter by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKaren 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 A Chance Encounter.

A Chance Encounter by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Pia Tallisico loves baseball, she loves the New York Pelicans. On a solo trip to the ballpark she meets Pelican relief pitcher, Lorenzo Marcus, which causes an instant spark between them. As the season progresses, so does their relationship. When a secret Pia buried away slowly unravels, an additional unknown deceitful twist arises. Will Pia’s secret cause Lorenzo to walk away from the only woman he ever loved?

Where to buy A Chance Encounter

Publisher Mandolay Press

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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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No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie’s dream job might be in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and the man who makes her heart race. Read Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman. Vicki, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Temporarily Insane.

Temporarily Insane by Vicki Batman

Genre Romantic Comedy

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

No man. Bad job. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available…in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.

Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

Where to find Temporarily Employed

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JBSHE0K/

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
Website http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/
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Read the new romance The Slow Burn by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance She’s the college’s new swim coach, facing an unexpected pregnancy by a man who’s left the country–and her. Firefighter Caden Sterling is determined to be the friend this mother-to-be needs after he delivers her baby on the side of a road. Just friends…

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

The Slow Burn by Caro Carson

Genre A single parent, friends-to-lovers contemporary romance

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

Out of the friend zone

And into the fire!

When firefighter Caden Sterling unexpectedly delivers Tana McKenna’s baby by the side of the road, the unlikely threesome form a special bond. So, when Caden offers friendship and a helping hand, single mom Tana can’t say no. Their flirty friendship slowly becomes more, until Tana’s ex and the truth about her baby catches up with her. Can she win back the only man who can make this family complete?

QUICK

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

Most of my books are contemporary romances, but I have a deep and abiding love for time travel romances. I’ve had the chance to write two related time travels, each involving women who lands on a pirate ship in 1740. Dashing sea captains are such great escapism, but I do a lot of research to get the details right. Ditto with my contemporary romances.

How do you come up with ideas?…

I am such a fan of romance novels, I love to challenge myself to write the classic tropes: amnesia, second chance romance, bad boy with the heart of gold, opposites attract, etc. The Slow Burn was my answer to the “other man’s child” trope. I knew the firefighter hero would have a very strong bond to the child if he delivered the baby on the side of the road!

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

The characters are so real to me that I actually miss them when I finish the book. Readers who tell me they fell in love with the characters really fill my heart. It’s like hearing that someone you care deeply about is still alive and well, making others happy!

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first book on a cross-country car trip the summer I turned seven. My stuffed animals were the main characters, and it was all about the lives they led when there were no humans around. Fast forward a few decades, and imagine my surprise when the first “Toy Story” movie came out! I guess I’m not the only one who felt their toys led lives of their own.

FUN

Leather or lace? I always want to be lace, sweet and delicate, but I know I’m really a tougher, more tested leather.

Black or red? Red is my power color—not very unique, I know.

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I have my grandmother’s satin pillowcases, which she used to keep her hairdo from getting too messy overnight. They work! I have very long hair, and I definitely wake up with fewer tangles when I use the satin pillowcases.

Ocean or mountains? I love them both, but I was born and raised in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale part of Florida, so I can’t remember a time when the ocean wasn’t always there as my personal play place.

City life or country life? City life. I adore the ballet, I adore pubs and bars, and I have a great fear of living too far from the nearest hospital. Weird, I know. It felt good to write a story about a woman who was too far from the hospital as her labor progressed rapidly, but who ended up delivering her baby just fine—thanks to the firefighter/paramedic friend who was with her. The handsome firefighter/paramedic. The handsome and single and good-hearted firefighter/paramedic…

Party life or evening at home? I do enjoy myself when I go out with friends, but I really have to force myself to get out of the house. Once I do, I have a great time. I don’t know why I don’t go out more often, except I’m quite happy reading books and watching movies at home. The one place that I’ll jump off the couch and run out the door to go to is Disney World. I live in Central Florida and have annual passes. Epcot is my happy place. It will be first on my list of places to go in post-pandemic life.

Dogs or cats? I’m allergic to cats. Like, super allergic. Dogs it is!

Where to buy The Slow Burn

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bartenders-Secret-Masterson-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B07X3WTZQ1
Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Masterson-Texas-2-The-Slow-Burn-Paperback-9781335894816/426773347
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Publisher https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488070068_the-slow-burn.html
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-slow-burn-3

Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate, Army officer, and Fortune 100 sales executive, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. As a Rita-winning Harlequin author, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband and children in Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatic a fortune on plane tickets.
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Read the new Hollywood Flirt by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #contemporaryromanceFriends to lovers, a Hollywood romance, Hollywood Flirt by Alexa Aston. A Hollywood star and his director find love–until her crazy ex-husband shows up with an agenda.

From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – Book Two in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. Read for free with Kindle Unlimited!

She’s Hollywood royalty whose trail vanished a dozen years ago.

He doesn’t do relationships and thinks commitment is a four-letter word.

They Google each other…and sparks fly…

Sydney Revere, the daughter of a famous movie couple, left Hollywood behind over a decade ago. Christened The Wild Child by the media, she reinvents herself as a serious student who becomes an attorney and marries a safe, predictable man. When her husband cheats on her and the law loses its glitter, Sydney returns to Hollywood. Her father hires her to storyboard his upcoming movie, No Regrets–and then stuns Sydney when he offers her the job as his assistant director.

Dash DeLauria is a rising actor who hasn’t trusted a woman since his mother left. He’s now the guardian of his mentally-challenged brother. Dash is looking to grow professionally and after he wins the lead in No Regrets, he finds he’s lost his heart and soul to Sydney. With both their careers on the upswing, life is sweet.

But Sydney’s ex-husband isn’t finished with her yet. Discovering who she really is–and that she’s wealthy–he tracks her to California, ready to start over with her again.

No matter what it takes…

Series order
Book 1 – Hollywood Heartbreaker
Book 2 – Hollywood Flirt
Book 3 – Hollywood Player
Book 4 – Hollywood Double
Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma
Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) PG-13
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BK9C4XJ/

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
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