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Read the series: Perfectly Honest (Perfectly Series Book 1) by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #MedicalRomanceThere is something – and someone – for everyone in the sassy, sexy humorous contemporary romances of the Perfectly Series by Linda O’Connor. In Perfectly Honest, book 1 of the Perfectly Series, one little white lie sweeps Dr. Mikaela Finn off her feet and triggers an avalanche of change. Sam O’Brien, a.k.a. Dr. Eye Candy, is caught up in the wild ride. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

Linda, 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.

Perfectly Honest in the Perfectly Series

Genre Medical Romantic Comedy

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

You never know where your words will take you…

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s “fiancée” for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor. Sam O’Brien, aka “Dr. Eye Candy,” is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his “fiancée” helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his “fiancée” ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted. Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

Which book is this in the series?

Perfectly Honest is the first book in the Perfectly Series. All of the books in the series are all stand-alone happily-ever-afters, but the characters from the previous books pop up in later stories and you get a glimpse of what’s happened in their lives as you read through the series.

How many books do you plan for the series?

There are 6 books in the series. Even though Perfectly Reasonable and Perfectly Planned are the second and third books respectively, they flash back to a couple of years before the events in the first book, Perfectly Honest. By Perfectly Unpredictable, things are all caught up! I wrote Perfectly Honest first and then realized I had to go back in time a bit to explain the events that happen in Margo’s life in the second book. It’s honestly not as confusing as it sounds.

How many books are completed?

All 6!

What characters are the main stars in your series?

You fall in love with a new couple with each story, but the main stars are Dr. Mikaela Finn (along with Sam O’Brien) and Dr. Margo MacMillan (and her beau, Trace Bennett). The women are best friends who waded through medical school together and now share the ups and downs of their love lives.

What is the overall theme in this series?

There is something – and someone – for everyone! The 6 books of the Perfectly Series are humorous contemporary romances set in a trio of small towns. The sassy characters in these sexy romantic comedies are doctors, painters, a translator, and a rock star – well, they’re all rock stars but only one plays guitar! Each couple has their own story, but they pop up in the other stories and stay in touch. You can escape to a small town and share in the love and laughter.

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

Perfectly Honest
Perfectly Reasonable
Perfectly Planned
Perfectly Unpredictable
Perfectly Christmas
Perfectly Together

Read the series: Perfectly Honest (Perfectly Series Book 1) by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #MedicalRomance

What did you like best about writing this series?

When I write a book, I’m caught up in the characters’ lives for the better part of a year. It’s always bittersweet to move onto the next project and leave them behind. In this series, it was fun to revisit them and catch up with the next steps in their lives – their weddings, starting families, their careers. Dr. Mikaela Finn, the heroine in the first book, is an obstetrician. That profession made her an easy character to carry through and slip into the other books. I really enjoyed the challenge of intertwining the lives of the characters – and it felt like I was leaving little gifts or special notes for loyal readers who had read the previous stories.

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

I’ve written 4 steamy hockey romances for the In the Game Hockey Romance series, 4 sweet romantic comedies in the Dr. Brogan Matchmaking Doctor series, and Time for the Doctor, a medical romance, which is part of a collection of books set in Copper Mills, Arizona.

Where can we find links for all your books?

Where to buy Perfectly Honest


Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
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Read a #SmallTownRomance #Mystery Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #CozyMystery #RLFblogTemporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman is the third volume in the Hattie Cooks Mystery series. Enjoy a small town romance mixed with mystery and Vicki's signature dollop of humor.

Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie's sister who is planning her own I Dos.

Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place--Hattie's family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie's sister. Determining who's the bad guy--or gal--isn't going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.

Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey's ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?

What's in your character's pockets, backpack, or purse?

Hattie carries in her handbags a little makeup pouch her mother needlepointed, her cellphone, keys, and TicTacs, wintergreen flavor.

Does your character carry money, and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Hattie is a single gal and out of work. She is also a pro-shopper--someone who shops for the best value. All kinds of currency work for her-- cash, checks, cards—everything because you never know when you will find a good deal or have to have it.

What does your character carry related to a job or calling?

For job interviews, Hattie takes a tote that contains paper copies of her resume, a bottle of water, and an e-reader.

What is one thing your character wouldn't be caught dead carrying?

Something dead—obviously.

Does your character ever carry things for other people? (like a mom with toys, etc.)

Hattie has been known to pack cheese crackers in case she gets hungry. She might share. Her mother would say that's a nice thing to do.

If your character could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

If money was no object, Hattie (like someone she knows) would buy designer handbags, and because she is a pro-shopper, she will always try to buy one at the best value. She is particularly fond of Kate Spade and vintage handbags like Margaret Smith and Enid Collins.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author always carry?

Handbags!!! Vicki likes needlepoint handbags and has made some of her own besides buying vintage ones on various websites. She also loves Kate Spade.

How organized is your author's backpack/purse?

Vicki is pretty organized. She changes bags frequently and everything moves easily from one bag to the next.

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks/purses?

Vicki loves handbags. Her feet are small, and shoes are hard to come by; however, handbags—lots of those. She has a vintage Boy Scout backpack that is very cool. And an LL Bean tote that goes to conventions and trips.

If your author could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

Vicki is always looking for new handbags. Even if money was no object, she is a pro shopper like me, and she will be looking for a good value no matter what she bought. But sometimes, you gotta go with the price because it is what you want.

Where to buy Temporarily Out of Luck

Publisher The Wild Rose Press


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??"







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In Dee S Knight’s erotic Cinderella, a worldly Prince, a naïve Cindy, and an unassuming fairy godfather come together in a magical HEA ending.

Dee S Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Thanks for sharing two tips with us today, but first, please tell us about The Cinderella Curse.

The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight

Genre Contemporary erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

One evening, in a land far away, a wife spins a story for the amusement of her husband. Like the original tale, this contemporary Cinderella is definitely for those who love romance and a HEA. However, she adds a few touches of the erotic. For her husband, you understand.

In this tale, Charlotte dreams of her prince, James, but learns about beauty and love from her fairy godfather, Cooper. She might not lose a glass slipper, but her heart is in danger of being left behind. One thing for sure, by the time our Charlotte arrives at the ball, she’d sure like to know which man is her real Prince Charming.

Where to buy The Cinderella Curse

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex.
After a while, Dee split her personality into thirds. She writes as Anne Krist for sweeter romances, and Jenna Stewart for ménage and shifter stories. All three of her personas are found on the Nomad Authors website. And all three offer some of the best romance you can find! Also, once a month, look for Dee’s Charity Sunday blog posts, where your comment can support a selected charity.
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Read Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1) by Ronni Griffith @romanceronni #RLFblog #ContemporaryWesternRonni Griffith, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Stetson’s Lady.

Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1) by Ronni Griffith

Genre Contemporary Western/Cowboy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

He’s a man who has it all–but the lady he truly loves.

Mesa Stone left Maple Ridge to get away from her best friend’s overbearing, headstrong brother, Stetson McKane. She’s been head-over-heels in love with the sexy-as-sin cowboy since she was a little girl. Now she’s back–and drinking her sorrows away at the McKane’s annual BBQ–when she finds herself at the mercy of Stetson’s archrival.

Stetson knew Mesa was back in town, but what he didn’t expect was to find her in the arms of his nemesis. He’s been rescuing his little sister’s best friend, Mesa, since she was a tomboy in pigtails. To his amazement, the little girl who drove him crazy is all grown up and Stetson finds he doesn’t have the will power to resist her any longer.

Neither can deny the heat rising between them, but between his ex who won’t take no for an answer, and Blaine’s schemes of revenge, it seems Stetson and Mesa don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making it work.

But it’s true what people say about things being bigger in Texas–whether it’s a stubborn male ego, a heart full of love…or the red-hot attraction between two people who belong together.


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

No. Right now I only write contemporary/western. Maybe as my writing career progresses I’ll venture out into more genres. Being from Texas, my three favorite types of men are, Oilmen, Cowboys, and Athletes. This being said, I’m a huge sports fan. I think it’d be kinda fun to venture out one day, and try my hand at something sports related. I guess time will only tell.

How do you come up with ideas?…

So, I have ideas pop in my head all the time. I’ve even woken up in the middle of the night with ideas. I can listen to music, watch a TV show, talk to people at the grocery store and walk away with an idea for my book. Some of them come from past and present situations I’ve been in. Some of my best ideas come to me when I’m in the shower (that’s always interesting to jump out of the shower to grab a pen and paper to jot the idea down before it’s gone forever). I’m a pretty observant person. Just watching and talking to people give me a lot of ideas. So the short answer, I get ideas everywhere I go and pretty much everyone I come in contact with. So, like I tell my family and friends, be careful what you say and do around me, because more than likely it’ll end up in a book of mine one of these days.

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

Writing, for me, gives me an outlet. It sounds crazy, but writing is kinda like playing my music. For the time I’m writing, I get to shut off the outside world and bury myself into the lives of my characters. I know they have their issues and things they have to go through before they get to their happily ever after, but they get there. I was an avid reader before stepping out and writing my own book. One thing I always appreciated about what authors do, is they gave me a few hours to escape everyday life. I’d like to think I give readers the same thing.

When did you write your first book?…

I spent five years on Stetson’s Lady before it was finally released. My book has been critiqued by other well known authors and close friends. It’s been edited several times and rewritten more than twice. The day my editor told me I should delete 20K words because it was way too long, I almost cried. I wrote “The End” in Maui, on November 5, 2016 and it was put out into the world on November 3, 2020. It’s a long road but one I’ll cherish forever. It’s amazing to me how fast book two is going when the first one took a long time.


Leather or lace? Leather, for sure.

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? This is a hard one. It depends on which beach I’m at. If it’s tropical, for sure the ocean. If not, take me to the mountains.

City life or country life? I’m a born and raised country girl.

Party life or evening at home? Now-a-days, evening at home.

Dogs or cats? Dogs all the way.

Where to buy Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1)

Amazon *This title is available in Kindle Unlimited

Ronni Griffith’s Social Media

Ronni Griffith is a lifelong Native of Texas, an oilfield man’s wife of 26 years, mother to 3 amazing kids, and a “Honey” to 3 wonderful grands. She started her writing journey when her husband and niece convinced her to sit down and write the characters story that had taken up residence in her head. It’s been a learning experience from the beginning, but one she’ll cherish forever. When Ronni isn’t writing, you can find her riding on the back of her man’s Harley, watching football with her family, hanging out with her feathered friends in their coop and eating wings at her favorite wing bar.
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Coming Soon: Tiaras and Teacups by Melissa McClone @melissamcclone #RLFblog #WomensFictionSometimes the sweetest beginnings come from bitter endings in Melissa McClone’s upcoming romantic women’s fiction novel, Tiaras and Teacups. Will five friends will be able to support each other and save the Berry Lake Cupcake Shop?

Melissa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Tiaras and Teacups.

Tiaras and Teacups by Melissa McClone

Genre Romantic Women’s Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Sometimes the sweetest beginnings come from bitter endings…

Juliet Monroe’s comfortable world has been turned upside down. She’s struggling to leave her trophy wife identity behind and make ends meet as a full-time event planner. When her handsome new neighbor needs to throw the perfect birthday party for his niece, Juliet offers her services. If she pulls this off, maybe she can get her life back on track. But to do so, she’ll need the help of the Cupcake Posse. Too bad her friends are grappling with problems of their own:

Missy’s recovering from injuries; Nell’s trying to thwart her mother’s matchmaking efforts; Selena’s husband wants her to work less when she needs to do more; and Bria’s facing obstacles she never anticipated trying to save her late aunt’s bakery.

Join the Cupcake Posse as they work together to navigate the difficulties of life, loss, and love. They continue to rely on each other, never losing sight of the importance of friendship and family, but will that be enough to save the Berry Lake Cupcake Shop?

Where to buy Tiaras and Teacups

Publisher Cardinal Press, LLC
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USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her dog and cats, and decorating her Happy Planner.
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Know the Hero from For the Love of His Life by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceAn action movie star has to face his demons when he’s chosen to star in an indie movie in For the Love of His Life, a contemporary romance by Fiona McGier. The director’s cousin is assigned to teach him how to portray an outdoorsman, but ends up teaching him what’s important in life, also.

Fiona, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about For the Love of His Life.

For the Love of His Life by Fiona McGier

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NC 17

When a famous action movie star known for indulging in his addictions to excess, needs to clean-up for a major role that even he doubts he can deliver, the indie director sends him up to a resort owned by his grandmother in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of upper Minnesota, to learn to commune with nature. His guide is Veronica, the director’s cousin, a tall, athletic woman who has the relaxed, sensible nature of someone who has the self-confidence that comes from having family around to love and support her. Raul’s initial clumsy attempt to seduce her makes her laugh–so he calls her fat. Is there any hope for a relationship after that rocky start? Can Raul overcome his hard-partying nature to discover what is really important in life? And will Veronica ever believe him, when he “lies for a living?”

Note: Book 1 in the Minnesota Romances series. Price just dropped to 99 cents.

Know the Hero from For the Love of His Life

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

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Note that Raul has two personnas–the one before he realizes what an empty life he’s been leading, and the one after he falls in love for the first time ever. So if it’s pre-Veronica Raul, he’ll call his dealers to find out where the latest party is–they’ll bring the blow, he’ll get his pick of celebrity whores, and a good time will be had by all.

If it’s the Raul who is in love with Veronica, he’ll choose to spend every minute he can with her–or in the outdoors, enjoying fishing, running, and hiking in the woods.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Old Raul would rather do snort cocaine and drink to excess than eat.

New Raul craves Gram-Marie’s soups and homemade bread, as well as Veronica’s pies.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Old Raul wears anything off the floor that passes the “sniff” test.

New Raul cares about what he looks like, to please Veronica.

Does he know how to fix things?

Old Raul–nope.

New Raul–as long as it involves something he’s learned from Veronica, he can do it–like fixing fishing lures, poles, and canoes/oars.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Old Raul tried to kiss Veronica when he first met her. He assumed she’d be thrilled to be kissed, maybe screwed, by a celebrity like him. She dodges his kiss and his face hits the wall. He tells her he thought that’s why she brought him outside-away from her beloved grandmother, who he then insults. She slaps his face for insulting her grandma. He retaliates by calling her fat and plain. She laughs, then tells him what she really thinks about him–about all of the venereal diseases she’s sure he must have from being such a man-whore, and how he’s smart to hold off on doing porn until his looks fade, which they will soon, at the rate he’s destroying himself with drugs and alcohol. He’s vaguely insulted.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Old Raul would ignore them.

New Raul can’t wait to have a family of his own to belong to, so he’d study them.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Old Raul is hung-over.

New Raul can’t wait to get out into the sunshine to enjoy a new day.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

Both Raul’s drink lots of black coffee.

What apps would he have on his phone?

Old Raul doesn’t play with his phone. He only uses it to find his dealers and where the next party is.

New Raul uses it only to keep in touch with Veronica.

Beard or clean-shaven?

Old Raul is clean-shaven, to keep his movie-star image bright.

New Raul likes to look scruffy, since Veronica likes him that way.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Both Rauls have unadorned skin–less to hide during his frequent nude scenes in the crappy rom-coms and action movies he’s usually cast in.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Old Raul needs a driver, because he’s frequently too buzzed to drive.

New Raul is a careful driver.

Recycle or toss?

Old Raul wouldn’t care.

New Raul communes with nature, so he’d recycle.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy For the Love of His Life

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Fiona McGier Social Media

I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading and writing reviews. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too. I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.
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