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Category Archives: Contemporary

Romance set in modern times during present day.

Do It Write: Where Livia Quinn writes @liviiaquinn #RLFblog #MilitaryRomanceLivia Quinn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

When the Right One Comes Along by Livia Quinn

Genre Small town military romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Love happens when you least expect it, even when it’s the last thing you’re looking for.
Former Army Ranger, Ridge Romano lost his brother John to the war, but not on the battlefield. After returning home with PTSD and, like so many soldiers, experiencing the loss of his identity and purpose, he committed suicide leaving behind a grieving wife and child. Early on, Ridge was recruited by the Army for his work in bionics eventually putting them on the forefront of drone technology. Now, the CEO of MedBionics, Ridge is on a mission to ensure John’s death was not in vain. He’s in DC meeting with Congress about an revolutionary veterans’ project. With a “yes” vote on the big bill, his Consortium, MiliCare, will take over the care of his fellow soldiers and their families. But an impulsive act of folly and one night with one very special woman – complete with photographs – put the contract and his dreams in danger.
At the DC convention, photographer and former fashion model, Buffy Calloway finds the “Face” of her new franchise, the Calloway Studio and Casting agency, which will provide models, marketing and photography to designers and movie studios. The tall, dark and intense man she finds is everything she’s been looking for. He’s “the one” but after discovering his noble goals, there seems to be no path to a meeting of the minds (or their hearts).
Can two very different people whose goals are at odds find a way to have it all?
How long have you been writing?Do It Write: Where Livia Quinn writes @liviiaquinn #RLFblog #MilitaryRomance
I’ve had a pen in my hand since I was a kid waiting for a story to put on paper but didn’t start writing fiction toward publication until the summer of Katrina, the hurricane that nit the gulf coast in 2005.
What was your first published book?
Fire in my Blood in 2012 which has since been revised and renamed Undone.
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
A new neighbor moved in and offered me the portable building that was used as a “camp”. It sits by the bayou on the hill, decorated with my favorite things, my story boards, sculptures a friend made me. It’s not fancy but quiet and quaint and the scenery is soothing. I love it. This is my desk I recently fancied up to sooth my psyche a bit.
If money was no object, what would your home office look like?
Something like one of the gorgeous libraries with walls of books and intricately painted ceilings I saw in England last year that made me want to sit in them and write.
What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?
My notebook and an Inkjoy pen, my Olympus recorder and Dragon Dictate. I handwrite the new scenes in the tub, record them onto the recorder, transcribe and copy into Scrivener. (That’s the VERY rough draft.)
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
Novel Shortcuts by Laura Whitcomb. It’s excellent, especially about writing back cover copy as a short synopsis when beginning a new book.
Do you have an author newsletter?
Yes. I’d love to hear from readers at either my email below or you can sign up for my occasional newsletter for new release alerts.

Where to buy When the Right One Comes Along

Books 2 Read
Amazon US
Amazon CA.
Amazon UK
Amazon AU
Apple Books

Livia Quinn Social Media

Livia moved from D.C. to Louisiana where the weather and culture of the region inspired her writing, including her storm faerie, Tempest, and her contemporary romance series, The Calloways of Rainbow Bayou. She’s stored up fodder from her jobs as mail lady, salesperson, plant manager, business owner and professional singer to share with readers. Think of her as her characters’ biographer! On the bayou, she is protected from the alligators and bears by her husband and feisty Pomeranian, Dusty.
Books2read author page
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The Colonels' Texas Promise by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #romanceCaro 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 your book.

The Colonels’ Texas Promise by Caro Carson

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A marriage pact, sixteen years in the making.
The vow was simple. If they were single by the time they made lieutenant colonel, they’d marry. On the day of her promotion, Juliet Grayson is at Evan Stephens’s door to ask him to keep his promise. Juliet only needs a father figure for her son, but Evan hopes to be so much more. Can he convince a woman who’s been burned before to get close to the flame once again?

Where to buy The Colonels’ Texas Promise

Barnes and Noble

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. Now a Rita award winner and USA Today bestselling 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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Consenting Adults by PE Kavanagh @pekavanagh #RLFblog #romancePE 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.

Consenting Adults by PE Kavanagh

Steamy contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Rated R
Three weddings.
Two betrayals.
One secret identity.
Tyler Diamond is a legend in the tech world. A man with limitless access to wealth, power, and any information he wants. At a wedding full of celebrities, he can’t look away from the striking woman he’s never seen before. She is a flash of neon in a black-and-white world.
Talia Pemberton is used to the attention. Sticking out is her superpower. But she will do anything to protect the secret life she’s successfully hidden for years. Including lying to the most intriguing man she’s ever met.
Over the course of three weddings, two holidays, and a cross-country courtship, Tyler and Talia move from strangers, to friends, to lovers. Their worlds entangle with an intensity that surprises them both.
It might have been fate that brought them together. From the first moment, it was clear something extraordinary would happen between them. Choosing a relationship that would change them both, irreversibly, required clear consent. Will they give it?
If you love an opposites attract story and are looking for smart, sexy, diverse characters in a layered, emotionally-gripping story, Consenting Adults will answer your call.


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
All my books are contemporary romances. Occasionally, they will include a splash of suspense or a sprinkle of fantasy. It’s a representation of how I see the world. Love, excitement, and magic feature prominently. My nonfiction writing, which includes essays and articles, leans more toward the inspirational and educational.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Most of my stories have come through dreams. For whatever reason, my characters love to wake me up! It usually takes a significant amount of massaging to turn a wild dream into a realistic romance, however, and in that journey, all the important subtleties are revealed.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
I believe the creative process and making art is one of the greatest healing forces we have access to. My writing began as an attempt to sort out the conflicting, and often painful, thoughts I was having. All these years later, it helps me to make sense of the incomprehensible and remake the world in a way that makes me happy.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book during NaNoWriMo of 2012 and it was published two years later. Before that point, I had never considered that I could write fiction of that length. It was a dare, that I surprised myself by winning.


Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? City life
Party life or evening at home? Both!
Dogs or cats? Neither. (I’m allergic.)

Where to buy Consenting Adults

Publisher Bold Soul Books
Barnes and Noble

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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