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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

Can a bluestocking with a quick wit tame the disreputable Duke of Arrogance—and save his soul? Try Alexa Aston's newest Regency romance, Duke of Arrogance, from the Dukes of Distinction series.

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 Duke of Arrogance.

Duke of Arrogance by Alexa Aston

A woman spurned by the ton...

A duke harboring an appalling secret...

Life radically changes for Arabella Jennings, the daughter of an Oxford don, when her father becomes the Earl of Barrington. She’s an intellectual who would rather be discussing Shakespeare’s works but now finds herself navigating the vicious waters of Polite Society.

Jonathan Sutton’s twin dies, making him the new Duke of Blackmore. Pledging to live for both himself and Arch, Jon becomes one of London’s leading rakes, breaking rules and bedding women as his brother would have done had he lived.

Jon meets Arabella the first night of the Season and decides this woman, so different from every conquest he’s made, might help him from the abyss he’s sunk into.

Can a bluestocking with a quick wit tame the disreputable Duke of Arrogance—and save his soul?

Find the answer in The Duke of Arrogance, Book 4 in the Dukes of Distinction.

*Each book in Dukes of Distinction is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Where to buy Duke of Arrogance

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DukeOfArrogance

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.
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A Scottish Earl on a quest for the elusive Comtesse de Fontenay rescues a French lady smuggler during a devastating storm in Alina K Field’s new Regency novella. As the stormy night drags on, he suspects she knows the lady he’s seeking, the lady who holds the secret to his identity.

Alina, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about The Comtesse of Midnight, in Storm & Shelter, a Bluestocking Belles with Friends Collection .

The Comtesse of Midnight, in Storm & Shelter, a Bluestocking Belles with Friends Collection by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A Scottish Earl on a quest for the elusive Comtesse de Fontenay rescues a French lady smuggler from the surf during a devastating storm, and takes shelter with her. As the stormy night drags on, he suspects his companion knows the woman he’s seeking, the one who holds the secret to his identity.

Marielle Plessiers may dress like a boy and go out with the local free traders, but she’s really the Comtesse de Fontenay. She trades in spirits, not secrets, but the information she holds will change Malcolm Comyn’s life forever.

Know the Heroine from The Comtesse of Midnight, in Storm & Shelter, a Bluestocking Belles with Friends Collection

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

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

She likes to enjoy a glass of fine imported brandy.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Some fresh hot buttered bread.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She prefers elegant gowns, but when working, trousers are more practical.

Does she know how to fix things?

She is not a helpless female. She has learned to do many things for herself.

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

The storm that hit Fenwick on Sea was far stronger than anticipated. Now her sloop is beached, the mast broken and there’s no telling what will happen to it before the storm abates.

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

She is prepared to enjoy their company, or gently curb their exuberance if need be.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She is usually just turning in then, since her business requires her to work nights.

How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

She finds proper British society a bit stuffy and delights in poking at the conventions.

Maid or takes care of herself?

Alas, her maid left months ago when she was unable to continue paying her salary.

Proper dress or casual clothes?

Most proper, when the occasion calls for it; and most improper when required.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned, usually. It’s cold on the water.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Powdered wigs went out of style ages ago, mon petit!

Carriage or horseback?

Horseback. Alas, the late Comte had to sell the carriage to pay debts.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Comtesse of Midnight, in Storm & Shelter, a Bluestocking Belles with Friends Collection

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Award winning and USA Today bestselling author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California, where she shares a midcentury home with her husband and a spunky, blond rescued terrier. She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. Though hard at work on her next series of romantic adventures, she loves to hear from readers!
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Can London’s most infamous womanizer convince a beautiful widow that he’s a changed man—and the right man for her? Try Alexa Aston’s newest Regency romance, Duke of Disrepute, from the Dukes of Distinction series.

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 Duke of Disrepute.

Duke of Disrepute by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Who doesn't love a duke? How about five of them?

Welcome to bestselling author Alexa Aston's new Regency romance series, the Dukes of Distinction! These five aristocrats all come with nicknames Polite Society has bestowed upon them. Renown. Charm. Disrepute. Arrogance. Honor.

A beautiful widow at the mercy of selfish relatives . . .

A duke broken by a terrible secret . . .

Lady Elise Ruthersby is with child when her husband is killed, and his family awaits the birth to see who will be the new earl. A daughter arrives, relegating Elise to the status of a servant as she becomes the unpaid governess to her two nephews.

Weston Wallace, the Duke of Treadwell, learns a devastating secret about his fiancée the night before their wedding, causing him to break their engagement. He becomes London’s most notorious rake, with a firm rule that he only beds a woman once.

When Elise and her daughter are trapped in a carriage struck by a flaming tree in a perilous storm, Weston rescues the pair. Years of cynicism fall to the wayside as he becomes captivated by the beautiful widow and her enchanting daughter. Weston decides he must marry the woman who has thawed his cold heart without scaring her away because of his vile reputation.

The two strike a bargain where Elise will help Weston navigate the Marriage Mart during the upcoming Season if he will help her find a husband. Little does the unsuspecting widow know that London’s most infamous womanizer has already decided who his duchess will be.

Can the Duke of Disrepute convince Elise that he’s a changed man—due to love?

Find the answer in The Duke of Disrepute, Book 3 in the Dukes of Distinction.

*Each book in Dukes of Distinction is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Where to buy Duke of Disrepute

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DukeofDisrepute

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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Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyEnemies born of battle meet unexpectedly when stranded at a run-down inn. Neither trusts the other, so how can they possibly fall in love?

Rue Allyn, 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 Wait for Me.

Wait for Me by Rue Allyn

Genre A Regency era Romance novella and part of the Storm and Shelter collection by The Bluestocking Belles and Friends. Storm and Shelter is available now for Pre-order at $.99, on April 13, 2021—release day—the price goes up.

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

About Storm and Shelter: When a storm blows off the North Sea and slams into the village of Fenwick on Sea, the villagers prepare for the inevitable: shipwreck, flood, land slips, and stranded travelers. The Queen’s Barque Inn quickly fills with the injured, the devious, and the lonely—lords, ladies, and simple folk; spies, pirates, and smugglers all trapped together. Intrigue crackles through the village, and passion lights up the hotel. One storm, eight authors, eight heartwarming novellas.

About Wait for Me: Enemies by nature—Esmeralda Crobbin, aka the pirate Irish Red, and Captain, Lord Brandon Gilroy have met before. Fate trumps nature—When a fierce storm creates a chance encounter and forced proximity, erstwhile pirate, Esmeralda discovers Captain Gilroy is more than a uniform stuffed with rules and regulations. Gilroy learns the pirate is a woman of serious honor and responsibility. Both love the sea with boundless passion, but can they love each other?

Know the Hero from Wait for Me

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

“I’m never bored,” insists Captain Gilroy. “If the navy does not have orders enough to keep me occupied, the sea is endlessly demanding.”

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

“What type of food I purchase is unimportant. I would buy the most economical option, since I would be spending the king’s coin and not my own.”

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

“If I cannot be in uniform—which will happen all too soon—I prefer the comfortable clothing of a country gentleman.”

Does he know how to fix things?

“A sailor, regardless of rank, must know how to make repairs with ingenuity, as supplies are often scarce.”

Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyHe tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

“It embarrasses me to confess, that I was once defeated in battle by a female pirate. I can only blame youth and inexperience. I was a raw lieutenant at the time.”

What is he like first thing in the morning?

“As long as I get my breakfast promptly, I am quite civil in the mornings.”

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

“Any naval officer would conduct himself with the utmost propriety. Afterall we represent the King.”

Valet or takes care of himself?

“I find valets a nuisance.”

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

“Open shirt? In uniform? Never!”

Powdered wig or natural hair?

“Wigs and powder are the very devil of a nuisance at sea. On land, I would wear such only when ordered to.”

Carriage or horseback?

“Ship of course. On land horseback is my preference. Carriages are only for necessity.”

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Storm and Shelter to get Wait for Me

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Rue Allyn Social Media

Award winning author, Rue Allyn, learned story telling at her grandfather’s knee. (Well it was really more like on his knee–I was two.) She’s been weaving her own tales ever since. She has worked as an instructor, mother, sailor, clerk, sales associate, and painter, along with a variety of other types of employment. She has lived and traveled in places all over the globe from Keflavik Iceland (I did not care much for the long nights of winter.) and Fairbanks Alaska to Panama City and the streets of London England to a large number of places in between. Now that her two sons have left the nest, Rue and her husband of more than four decades (Try living with the same person for more than forty years–that’s a true adventure.) have retired and moved south. When not writing, enjoying the nearby beach or working jigsaw puzzles, Rue travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance.. She loves to hear from readers.
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Read the #HistoricalRomance Dare to be a Duchess by Sapna Bhog @sapnawrites #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceHe’s a powerful duke. She’s his uncle’s ward. They have forever been at war, until one night, one masquerade, and one kiss…

Sapna, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Dare to be a Duchess.

Dare to be a Duchess by Sapna Bhog

Genre Regency Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

Lara Ramsay is no stranger to scandal. As the orphaned daughter of a British colonel and his beloved Indian wife, whispers follow her everywhere. Not even the protection of the formidable Duke of Wolverton, a man she can’t stand, keeps the gossips at bay.

The audacious Lara has driven Tristan Wentworth, The Duke of Wolverton, to distraction since the day his uncle took her in—and he’s quite certain doing so is her favorite pastime. After catching her and his younger sister at a salacious masquerade, he’s had enough scandal, and issues a marriage ultimatum: find a husband within six months or one will be chosen for her.

Unfortunately, no one in the ton appeals to her. Except, perhaps, the duke himself. The battle of wills has only just begun, and when Lara kisses him, their fate is sealed.

Sometimes even the most proper duke needs to break the rules to win the heart of the woman he loves…

Where to buy Dare to be a Duchess

Amazon https://amzn.to/3wc7kwK

Sapna Bhog Social Media

Sapna Bhog is an author from India who writes contemporary and historical romance novels. As a self-proclaimed die-hard romantic, her books are filled with swoon-worthy heroes and feisty heroines who clash all the time, but do get their happy ever after. Sapna has always surrounded herself with books and when she is not writing she is reading. Originally from Dubai, she now lives in Western India with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky. Sapna gave up a successful IT career and took a foray into writing and has never looked back since. Her favourite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling and shopping—not necessarily in that order.
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In Space Cowboy Blues, a sci-fi romance story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire, Josh the space cowboy can’t take his eyes off alien beauty Melynas. But one touch from her could kill him…

Alice Renaud, 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 Cowboy Desire.Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFi

Cowboy Desire by Alice Renaud and other authors

Genre: the stories in this anthology span various genres including Contemporary, Historical and Sci-Fi Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Stories have a variety of heat ratings from PG to X

Cowboy Desire is an eclectic assortment of short stories. Including contemporary, historical, fantasy, and even outer space romance, Cowboy Desire offers fourteen stunning short stories. These fourteen authors provide a range of sweet to sexy stories all with a cowboy theme. They feature strong men and women battling the weather and dangerous terrain, here on earth and in outer space.

The collection is as diverse as the authors who wrote them. Here’s a chance to discover new talented authors and the characters they create. Within these pages, there are blends of tender, often moving, thought-provoking and downright sexy stories.

Space Cowboy Blues by Alice Renaud

Josh is a space cowboy. His job? Taming alien species. But on the blue planet Albastra, the beautiful Melynas is more than a match for him. He’d love to get close to her… but everything on Albastra is lethal. Including her…

Know Josh Reynolds from Space Cowboy Blues in Cowboy Desire

Know the Hero from Space Cowboy Blues a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS anthology Cowboy Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #SciFiHere are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

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

He saddles his horse (or whatever alien species he’s tamed) and goes for a ride by the light of the moon (or whichever satellite orbits the planet he’s on).

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

A juicy beef burger with all the trimmings. Although he’s happy to eat whatever alien food is put in front of him, he still likes Earth food the best.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He likes to wear his traditional Earth cowboy garb – jeans, checkered shirt, cowboy hat.

Does he know how to fix things?

He can fix most things on Earth, but for his spaceship and alien machinery he relies on the clever robots who accompany him.

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

On the blue planet Albastra, he fell for the beautiful alien Melynas. He went on a date with her and almost took off his mask to kiss her. It would have been the death of him – Albastra’s atmosphere is saturated with radiation and micro-organisms which are lethal to humans.

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

He likes children and is very natural around them. He likes to talk and play with them. Deep down, he longs to be a dad.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Cowboys get up early!

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

He’s friendly and very polite with everyone he meets – be they human, alien or even machine.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He will do it himself if he can, but he knows his limitations – complex technology is best left to robots.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. Space cowboys generally don’t do piercings or tattoos as they can interfere with the skin treatments required to travel in space and visit alien planets.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Spaceship.

Recycle or toss?

Always recycle. He’d never dream of polluting another planet.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Cowboy Desire

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com

Amazon https://amzn.to/2LmdUhD

Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second and third books, “Music for a Merman,” and “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories for the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again,” both available now, and “Cowboy Desire,” on pre order now, release date 1 April. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
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