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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

His Innocent Bride by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #Contempory #romanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Today’s guest post is by Kryssie Fortune, author of His Innocent Bride.

Not Your Perfect Hero by Kryssie Fortune

Harry Potter? Superman? Wolverine? Or Captain America? We all have our favourite heroes. Film boyfriends are great, but to me, book boyfriends are better. I can use my imagination to fill in the gaps.
To me, heroes are always whiter than white with a strong moral compass and muscles to match. I blame it on my mother feeding me a diet of John Wayne movies when I was a kid. The thing is, they don’t make good reading.
Where would Mr Darcy be without his arrogance? Remember the boyish Lawrie in Little Women–the one we all thought Jo would marry? How wise she was to choose her professor. Lawrie would have bored her to tears. How about Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon in the Da Vinci Code? He’s quick witted and a reasonable athletic, so damn perfect you could hate him. How did Dan Brown get around it? He made him severely claustrophobic. Even Indiana Jones is scared of snakes.
Apparently, we like our heroes flawed.
So, if you’re on the quest for your next book boyfriend, consider James, Earl of Deanswood in my book His Innocent Bride. He’s a survivor, the second son who never expected to inherit. He’s spent years fighting in the Peninsular war and again at Waterloo. He’s lost good friends and seen others maimed. He cares deeply for the army’s discarded veterans.
Well respected and obscenely rich, he sounds perfect. Except, war has taken its toll. Add in that his farther and older brother drowned on a fishing trip the day the Battle of Waterloo started, and the man’s an emotional mess. He copes by checking and rechecking every detail and micromanaging his estate.
When his mother demands grandchildren, he marries to please her. His need for control seeps into his marriage. Aletha is his to cosset, protect and spank.

His Innocent Bride by Kryssie Fortune

Publisher’s Note: His Innocent Bride is a stand-alone novel which shares the Regency-era setting of Wickedly Used. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Consummating her marriage shouldn’t be so hard.
Raised in a dour religious sect, Alethea Allerton dreams of dancing, laughter, and love. She fell for the Earl of Deanswood within five minutes of meeting him. They married by special licence a week later, but he’d rather spend time with his mistress than bed his wife. Alethea has no idea how to seduce her husband. Desperate, she visits a house of ill-repute and hires a tutor. He agrees to meet all the costs as long as she remains blindfold throughout their lessons.
The Earl of Deanswood, a Waterloo veteran, wed Alethea to father an heir. He steps in as her tutor but he teaches her as much about spanking as sex.
Alethea survives an attempt on her life. Circumstances implicate Deanswood, and terrified, she flees London. He pursues her, and when he kisses her, she recognises the touch and taste of him. She’s hurt and humiliated by his deception.
Deanswood sets out to win back her trust. Along the way, he teaches her about ropes, spectators in the bedroom, submission, and sex toys. Only one thing mars their happiness. Someone wants Alethea dead.

Where to buy His Innocent Bride

Amazon USA
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia
or read free on KindleUnlimited

Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae, or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life – or Kryssie – throws at them.
Kryssie’s pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all standalone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.
Amazon Author Page

Is It True: When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas @alannalucas27 #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Alanna Lucas, author of When the Marquess Returns, a Regency Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas

Genre Historical Romance-Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
A Marquess in Waiting and the Cursed Heiress…
The ton is abuzz and mamas are lining up their daughters; identical twins Maximus and Lucius St. Albans are making their entry into society. But they’re not just eligible–they’re the missing grandsons of the Duke of Warrington, stolen as infants.
However, Maximus doesn’t relish the battle with his cocky, reprobate brother to be the next Marquess. And he has no time for the simpering misses now vying for his attention. Only Miss Sabina Teverton has his interest.
She was resigned to life as a spinster but from the moment Sabina meets Lord Maximus, her heart is torn. She dreams of a match with him–but how can that be when she’s been branded as cursed…and she knows secrets of that night long ago when Maximus and his twin were snatched from their cradles?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No – number 12!
this book is part of a series?
Yes- it is part of a multi-author series, but each book is a standalone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes! In addition to the twin brother’s in the story constantly arguing in my head, my family and I were selling one house, moving into my mom’s house while the new—well, new to us—house was going through escrow, moved again, then just when we were down to last five boxes, a plumbing disaster struck (rooms gutted, new plumbing throughout…just a mess!).
you did research for this book?
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
this book has more than one genre?
you speak more than one language?
Sort of. I studied in Paris, France *mumbles into her hand how many years ago* and became quite proficient in speaking French, but I rarely get the opportunity to speak it now. My kids have just started taking French this semester, so I’m hoping it comes back to me.
you grew up where you live now?
you love to read?
OMG Yes!! I love books! (Does anyone answer ‘no’ to that?)
you are never late?
Ha! I have a teen daughter. Of course we’re always running late!
you love pizza?
Yes—my husband makes the best pizza, all from scratch.
you love sushi?
you have a pet?
Yes—Josie is a very sweet German Shorthaired Pointer.

Where to buy When the Marquess Returns

Barnes and Noble

Alanna Lucas Social Media

Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions into her writing. Alanna makes her home in California where she spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel destination, and spending time with family.
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To London, With Love by Dena Garson @DenaGarson #RLFblog #Steampunk #RomanceDena Garson, 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.

To London, With Love by Dena Garson

Genre Steampunk Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
After her brother is nearly killed while bringing sensitive information to his superiors, Margaret “Maggie” Ingleton takes it upon herself to complete his mission. All she has to do is deliver a letter to London. How hard can it be? Little does she realize that she’ll be risking not only her life, but that of the only man she’s ever loved.
When Colin Stanbury makes a routine delivery to his home city he never expects to pick up a stowaway. Maggie has always been a heady mix of proper lady and imp so finding her aboard his airship can only mean trouble. Despite Maggie’s claim that she needs to go to London to help a friend in need, he suspects she’s up to something. Yet he can’t help playing the gallant hero to her damsel in distress.


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I write in more than one subgenre of romance (paranormal, fantasy, scifi, steampunk, contemporary), but I only write romances.
How do you come up with ideas?
I usually see a scene in my head and then have to figure out who my characters are, what they are doing in that scene, and how they got to that point.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Outlining the story. If I can get that down then all the details fall into place easier.
When did you write your first book?
I started writing seriously after my second son was born, so about 14 years ago. Getting serious meant studying the publishing industry, taking writing workshops, and joining a writers group.


Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Oceans
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Hmmmm…. Both! But if ONLY one I guess cats.

Where to buy To London, With Love

Barnes and Noble
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Dena Garson Social Media

Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.
She is the mother of two rowdy boys as well as two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks). When she isn’t writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Amazon Author Page


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