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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

An Agent for Lydia by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #NewRelease #historical western romanceCaroline Clemmons, 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.

An Agent for Lydia by Caroline Clemmons

Genre historical western romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

When Lydia Wood is left at the altar, she believes something beyond her groom’s control has happened. Two years with no word have hardened her heart. She has to get away from her parents’ constant urging her to choose an acceptable husband and wed. Becoming a Pinkerton agent suits her plans.

Pinkerton Agent Jake Hunter has recovered from injuries that put him in a coma and a long convalescence. He realizes Lydia would have been injured had she been with him. He vows to distance himself from the one person who means the world to him to protect her.

When they are paired for an investigation of bank robbers they must follow the trail to a dangerous hangout of men on the run. Can the two successfully pull off their charade and capture the robbers or will this trip confirm Jake’s worst fears?

Why did you write this book?

I was invited by Christine Sterling Bortner, creator of the series. This is my second book in this popular series and I find them fun to write because they’re a bit different. Virginia McKevitt created the covers for the series.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical western romance set in the mid to late 1800s

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Taylor Stapleton from Prince Charming by Julie Garwood.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m so glad you asked, Kayelle. I’m writing A Bride for Luke, Proxy Bride Series. This is also one of Christine’s multi-author projects. This is my second book in this series.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Stuart, a Bachelors and Babies book releases in March. I look forward to creating awkward situations for bounty hunter Stuart McGee after he rescues a baby. Mail-Order Victoria is in April. Somewhere in here Christine Bortner has a new series set in the Civil War, a book for each state involved. My state is Louisiana. I like writing in her multi-author projects because she is well organized and it’s easy to work with her. In July, Desperate In Delaware for a new series called Yours Truly: Lovelorn.

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Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a tiny office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their dog and three rescued indoor cats as well as providing nourishment outdoors for squirrels, birds, and other critters.
The over fifty titles she has created in her pink cave have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards. She writes sweet to sensual romances about the West, both historical and contemporary as well as time travel and mystery. Her series include the Kincaids, McClintocks, Stone Mountain Texas, Bride Brigade, Texas Time Travel, Texas Caprock Tales, Loving A Rancher, and Pearson Grove as well as numerous single titles and contributions to multi-author projects. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, reading her friends’ books, lunching with friends, browsing antique malls, checking Facebook, and taking the occasional nap.
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Meet Alina K Field @AlinaKField Author of The Marquess and the Midwife #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadaRegencyAlina K Field, 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 Marquess and the Midwife.

The Marquess and the Midwife by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent off, and they both landed in very different worlds.

Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts of the only woman he’s ever loved.

Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer, Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her again.

But is loving the new Marquess of Wallenford a mistake Ameline cannot afford to repeat?

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Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I honestly don’t think I’m much different from other people!

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert, and something of a workaholic, though I never seem to get as much done as I want to. If we’re talking Meyers-Briggs, I’m an ISFJ.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I loved racing around outside playing tag with my brother and friends.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I confess, I’m not very good at the art of conversation. I’m the silent one at gatherings of strangers listening to everyone else talk and trying to draw them out on their subject of interest. But when I’m with family and old friends, I like to hear about their kids, and grandkids and tell them about mine.

What is your favorite book?

Honestly, I have many, but I absolutely adore Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.

What is your favorite meal?

I have many favorites (and the extra pounds that come with!), but let’s just say, anything but seafood and organ meats!

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I always loved story. As a child, I used to dream up stories when I had trouble going to sleep at night, something that I think is pretty common among people who go on to write fiction.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

Books with intricate plotting schemes often freeze up my muse, but after hearing John Truby speak recently at a conference, I’m re-reading helpful parts of his book, The Anatomy of Story. My very favorite writing book is Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain. An oldie, but goodie.

What are your favorite reference books?

Not books, but websites:, a free Etymological Dictionary, invaluable for deciding whether a word was used in my story’s time period; and Wikipedia! I go there first for a summary of the topic, and then check the links at the bottom of the article.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

A notebook and paper and a heavy sweater or shawl because I’m always freezing.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Finish that story to the end. Let yourself write ugly pages, but get the story down all the way to the end. Go back later to make it pretty. Learn what works best for you (plotting vs. pantsing; critique group vs. on your own; Scrivener or Word; daily or weekend writing) and follow that path to publication. There’s no one way to do this work.

What are your writing goals for this year?

My goals for 2020: a sequel to this year’s Christmas novella in the Winter Wishes Regency Christmas Anthology; another Regency novella set around Michaelmas; a retelling of Macbeth as a romance with a happy ending; and work on a prequel series to my Sons of the Spy Lord books.

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Where to buy The Marquess and the Midwife

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Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she 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 and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
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Magic in the Storm by Meredith Bond @merrybond #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ParanormalRomanceMeredith Bond, 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.

Magic in the Storm

Genre Paranormal Regency romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

He was destined for power, but born male when he should have been a girl. She paints with a passion and is about to learn that it’s more than she ever knew. Only together can they unlock the magic in the storm that is approaching.

Where to buy Magic in the Storm

Publisher Anessa Books
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Meredith’s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget.
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Read the new Regency novel Suddenly a St Clair by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomance #FreeKUAlexa Aston, 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.

Suddenly a St Clair (The St Clairs Book 5) by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency romance

Book heat level: PG-13

Will a marriage of convenience blossom into one filled with love?

At age eighteen, Hudson St Clair learns he’s the Duke of Everton’s bastard. Though never claimed by his father, the new duke, Hudson’s half-brother, accepts Hudson into the family, gifting him with a university education and teaching him about the myriad of businesses controlled by the St Clair family. His grandmother, Cor, guides Hudson in how to become a gentleman and molds his character, making him a man to be reckoned with. Upon Cor’s death, her wealth and estate will go to him—provided Hudson weds within sixty days after the reading of her will.

Lady Mia Sloane is an inventor, caring for her feeble-minded father on their crumbling country estate. Upon his death, Mia is swept away to London by her pushy but loving aunt, who tries to turn Mia into a woman she’s not. Attending society events at night, Mia spends her days working on her devices, especially the new steam engine she’s sold to Hudson St Clair and his family.

When Mr. St Clair proposes a marriage of convenience in order to allow Mia to continue working on her prototypes, she leaps at the offer, despite never having desired a husband or children. The only thing troubling her is her new husband tells her she’s not expected to share his bed—the very thing Mia has become most interested in doing since their experiments in kissing have awakened something within her that only Hudson St Clair can fill.

Can two misfits rejected by society come together and grow stronger through the lasting bond of love?

Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s fourth book of The St Clairs, Defending the Duke.
Each book in The St Clairs Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Devoted to the Duke
Book #2 Midnight with the Marquess
Book #3 Embracing the Earl

Book #4 Defending the Duke

Book #5 Suddenly a St Clair

Why did you write this book?

This is the final entry in my St Clairs series. Hudson is the last of his St Clair siblings to find love. It was very satisfying bringing this series to a close with Hudson and Mia’s love story.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I am an eclectic reader and look for a great story no matter what the genre.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I love so many characters. Jack Reacher is a current favorite of mine.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m hard at work on my Medieval Runaway Wives trilogy, which will be released next summer.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Soldiers & Soulmates is a new Regency trilogy I’ll publish soon. To Heal an Earl comes out in February; To Tame a Rogue is a March release; and To Trust a Duke is due in April.

Where to buy Suddenly a St Clair (The St Clairs Book 5)

Amazon: (free in KindleUnlimited)

Alex Aston Social Media

Native Texan and former history teacher 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 enjoys reading, Netflix binge-watching, and attending sporting events when she’s not watching Survivor, The Crown, or Game of Thrones.
Alexa’s Medieval and Regency historical romances bring to life dashing knights and loveable rogues and include the series The Knights of Honor, The King’s Cousins, The St Clairs, and The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle.
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Read Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #historicalromance 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.

Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue

Genre Erotic Historical

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

Is their passion and love strong enough to break her chains?

Andalucia Spain, 1489 Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papa, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle–a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.

Tomas doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.

Beatriz can’t resist Tomas’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her–and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?


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

I write in several, including contemporary, historical, romcom, PNR, sci-fi, thriller, suspense, urban fantasy, erotic, erotica, reverse harem, menage

How do you come up with ideas?…

They pop into my head. I could be driving, grocery shopping, spending time with friends and something I see or hear gets me to thinking…’what if’ – and the plot starts to form.

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

Revisions. It’s the only way for me to make certain I get deep POV and a great pace.

When did you write your first book?…

When I was nine. I called it “Dimples the Adventurous Flea”. It was about a flea that jumped from a French poodle to an English bulldog, to an Irish setter, etc., etc. in order to see the world. Made copies and sold them to my friends’ parents in the neighborhood. My first book tour.


Leather or lace? Both – can’t choose
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both – can’t choose

Where to buy Passionate Pursuit

Publisher Kensington
Amazon CA
Barnes and Noble
Books a Million
Penguin-Random House Canada – 9781601835918
Fantastic Fiction

Tina Donahue Social Media

I’m an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work. I’ve won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. I’m featured in the Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, I worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
On a less serious note I’m an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brake for Mexican restaurants, and have been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. I’ve flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and am horribly shy despite the hot romances I write.
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Know the Hero from Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromance #WWICaroline Warfield, 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 the book.

Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance: Twentieth Century

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating gardens of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive. Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, but the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going.

In the confusion at war’s end, will their love be enough?

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope

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

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

War has been described as long periods of boredom interspersed with intense excitement. Harry’s a reader, when he can find books that is his preferred escape, but it is hard when they rotate into the trenches. He used to write poetry but the war kicked it out of him.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has no access to shopping, generally, but he has made friends with the fellows in the mess tent. Beans are the least disgusting army food. When he gets leave he looks for wine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Anything but khaki, but he’s worn nothing else for two years when the book starts. He longs for a good clean white shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

He learned many skills on his grandfather’s farm so he can fix a tractor—or truck—when needed. He cares for his rifle superlatively. He can repair Rosemarie’s barque as well. His delight in these things astounds his city-dwelling father who is grooming him for the law.

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

Harry is attached to the Bible his grandmother sent with him if only because it reminds him of home and better times. When a soldier put it in the mud as mean joke, Harry took it down to the Somme to clean it. He ended up dropping it in the river and had to chase it almost all the way to Amiens. (Luckily he had leave.) It is how he met Rosemarie so his accident turned into a blessing.

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

Harry loves kids. He developed rapport with Rosemarie’s little Marcel, age two, almost immediately. Marcel hero worships him.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Silent and brooding. He wants coffee, the stronger the better.

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

Before the war he was at university in Ottawa. His father has ambitions for Harry and made sure his training in social niceties was perfect. His manners are excellent.

Valet or takes care of himself?

He is laughing hysterically over this. Even home in Calgary he had no personal servant, but in France? In the trenches?

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Neither. Army issue, buttoned to the neck, high collar, no tie.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned. Off duty, when private, he prefers them rolled up. When he can get to Rosemarie’s cottage, he relaxes.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair

Carriage or horseback?

He has access to neither. He walks, begs rides on the back of a wagon. When he can, he travels by boat down the Somme.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Christmas Hope

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AU
Barnes and Noble

Caroline Warfield Social Media

Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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