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Category Archives: Contemporary

Romance set in modern times during present day.

Collecting Secrets by PE Kavanagh @pekavanagh #RLFblog #contemporaryromancePE Kavanagh, 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.

Collecting Secrets by PE Kavanagh

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A grieving heiress.
A celebrity psychologist.
A decade of friendship.
Undone by one bold move.
When Camille first met Jackson she was too young.
Too innocent.
Too traumatized.
Friendship was less than what she wanted, but all she could handle.
Ten years later and she’s a different woman. Strong, successful, brave.
At exactly the wrong moment, one bold move threatens everything.
The safe harbor of Jackson’s family.
The unconditional commitment of his friendship.
The collection of secrets she never knew existed.
Claims and confessions come hard and fast as Jackson and Camille navigate all that has never been said.
With each step they take, closer to the truth and each other, another layer of secrets is torn away.

Where to buy Collecting Secrets

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PE Kavanagh Social Media

PE Kavanagh combines the unlikely pursuits of spiritual counseling, creativity coaching, and authoring steamy romance novels into a beautifully messy life. Ultimately, all her work is about strengthening resilience, transforming suffering, and keeping life sexy. That includes her six published novels and slew of stories and articles.
Her past includes stints as an MIT-trained engineer, biotech executive, professional dancer, yoga teacher and business owner, and entrepreneur.
These days, her favorite titles are author, guide, and hot mama.
You can find Pascale’s guidance on resilience and grace at, a portal for love, laughs, and words that feel like a hug. For the spicy stuff, saunter over to
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Is It True: Journey to her Dreams by Iris Blobel @_iris_b #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Iris Blobel, author of Journey to her Dreams, a contemporary romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Journey to her Dreams by Iris Blobel

Genre: Australian Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
There must be a reason for her dreams…
Hollie Anderson, a young woman living in Tasmania, is content with life, even more so since she has met Jeremy. However, she has been having a recurrent dream that impacts her daily life, as well as her relationship, a dream that eventually takes her on a journey to Ireland.
Samantha Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth–and not just about her marriage.
When both women meet and find they share an unexpected tie to the past, will they finally be able to move on into relationships with the men they love?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, but it was my first book published by a publisher … and, yes, I now have the rights back, and I revised and edited the story again before publishing it myself.
this book is part of a series?
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No, not at all.
you did research for this book?
Coincidentally, yes I did travel to Ireland. I believe I was able to add little things that give the story the bit of “extra”.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
this book has more than one genre?
No, it’s a contemporary romance.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, my native language is German. I necessarily don’t “speak” other languages, but I did learn French and Spanish as well.
you grew up where you live now?
I grew up in Germany and immigrated to Australia in 1996. I now live approx. 100 km west of Melbourne.
you love to read?
Yes, I just wish I’d have more time to read.
you are never late?
Germans are well known for their punctuality. For me, it can be a friend- / relationship breaker if you’re late!
you love pizza?
you love sushi?
Never had it, so I wouldn’t know, but not really something I’d choose to eat.
you have a pet?
We have two budgies and a spoilt mini fox terrier called Rocco.

Where to buy Journey to her Dreams


Iris Blobel Social Media

Amazon Author Page

New Romance: Her Cadillac Cowboy by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #Contemporary Rue Allyn, 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.

Her Cadillac Cowboy by Rue Allyn

Genre Short Contemporary Romance with Comedic elements
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Definitely R rated
A rich cowboy with a classic Cadillac—sounds like the stuff of dreams for a small-town Texas girl, right? Wrong! Josh McKinley and his classic car have been Sara Carson’s nightmare since Josh left ten years ago. Now the cowboy and his Caddy are back. Sara must choose between loyalty to her family and love for the one man she shouldn’t want.
Is the key to Sara Carson’s heart the Cadillac that their families have been feuding over for ten years? Or will Josh McKinley have to give up the car he treasures in order to win the woman he loves?

Where to buy Her Cadillac Cowboy


Amazon Exclusive until mid-June.

Rue Allyn Social Media

Hi, I’m Rue Allyn, I write heart melting romance novels. Books about characters and adventures in which love triumphs at the darkest moment. The kind of hopeful, steal-your-breath romance that melts a reader’s heart. The type of book I like to read. Hope you will too.
Amazon Author Page
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Russian Pride by @HollyBargoBooks #RLFblog #Contemporary #Mafia #RomanceHolly Bargo, 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.

Russian Pride by Holly Bargo

Genre Contemporary Mafia Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rescued from domestic abuse, Bratva princess Inessa recuperates from the latest beating in the home of Giovanni Maglione, the mafia captain of Cleveland. Learning that her husband double-crossed the Chinese triad, and they want their pound of flesh–and they’re happy to take it out of Inessa–her parents ask Giovanni to marry their newly widowed daughter. The Chinese triad will be looking for a Russian mobster’s wife, not the wife of an Italian mobster. Inessa agrees to this marriage of convenience which, of course, isn’t so convenient. The ruse fails, which forces Giovanni into a violent and bloody mob war, because he protects what’s his… and Inessa is most definitely his.

Where to buy Russian Pride

Publisher: Hen House Publishing

Holly Bargo Social Media

Holly Bargo never outgrew a love of fairy tales, legends, and myths. Or horses. However, one foot must remain firmly planted in the real world which is where Holly makes her living as a freelance writer and editor. She and her husband have two grown children and live on a southwest Ohio hobby farm with a menagerie indoor and outdoor animals.
When she’s not working on other people’s documents or reading, Holly finds time to transfer the voices in her head to paper … er … computer. If she doesn’t, there’s a definite possibility her mind will explode.
And for those who might wonder from where the pseudonym of Holly Bargo came, it’s quite simple really. Horses. Namely an elegant and temperamental Appaloosa mare who has long since crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is fondly remembered for guarding toddler children and crushing a brand new pager.
But that’s another story.
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Her Bluegrass Beau by Carol Preflatish @CarolPreflatish #RLFblog #contemporary romanceCarol Preflatish, 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.

Her Bluegrass Beau by Carol Preflatish

Genre: contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Thank you for hosting me today, Kayelle.
Karri Taylor needed to get out of California and away from her ex-boyfriend. She couldn’t think of a better time than now to visit the Kentucky farm she inherited from her great-aunt.
Jake Duncan is the definition of a perfect southern gentleman and it doesn’t take long for Karri take an interest. From helping him nurse his sick horse back to health to meeting the neighbors, she develops an affection for both Jake and the many attributes of the Bluegrass State.
Her plan was to sell the farm and head back home. But, when a blizzard hits, the plan changes. She’s stranded at the farmhouse until Jake comes to the rescue. With the lack of enough food and discovering the generator stolen, the only thing she can do is accept Jake’s offer to stay with him until power is restored.
During her time with Jake, she learns that a big company is trying to buy all the farms in the area, against the wishes of the neighbors. She’s torn between selling her farm and go back home where she owns a business, or stay in Kentucky and start all over.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
As an adult, it’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and biscuits with butter. Believe it or not, as a child I loved salmon patties, fried potatoes, and cream corn. I have to say that my mother made the best fried potatoes.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A week at a cabin in the mountains is my perfect vacation. My husband and I usually do that at least once or twice a year. My favorite thing is to drink my morning coffee on the porch and enjoy the sounds and smells of the mountains.
What are your hobbies?
I love to go camping. We graduated up from a tent and bought a camper. I’m looking forward to trying it out this summer. During the winter, I love to watch NFL football. I also love to watch old movies, which makes me sit on the couch way too much. I also love photography.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love to read crime mysteries. I love James Patterson and Robert B. Parker books, but I’m always looking for new mystery authors to read.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I mostly do research online and read web sites from locations that I want to use in my book. I also use sites to research names and sometimes crimes. I do have a couple books on forensics and on weapons that I refer to often during my writing.

Where to buy Her Bluegrass Beau

Barnes and Noble:

Carol Preflatish on Social Media

Carol Preflatish’s interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport’s editor for the school newspaper. She has published several romantic suspense novels, two non-fiction books, and is about to release her first murder mystery. An avid photographer, she has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization and Kentuckiana Authors. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting.
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