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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

Hot-Tempered Hannah by Jo Grafford @JoGrafford #RLFblog Western #Historical RomanceJo Grafford, 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.

Hot-Tempered Hannah by Jo Grafford

Genre: Sweet western historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Gabe Donovan, notorious bounty hunter, is busy trying to outride an Arizona-sized hole in his heart, when the director of the Gallant Rescue Society offers him the chance to redeem his tortured soul by tracking a missing mail order bride. He can hardly believe the ghost who’s been haunting his memories is a dead ringer for the missing bride in the photograph.
Either the woman he’s never stopped loving has a twin, or she did a bloody good job of faking her own death and crushing his hopes of any kind of future together. There’s only one way to find out — track down the hot-tempered beauty and haul her back to Headstone for questioning!

Know the Hero from Hot-Tempered Hannah

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Heads to the nearest Inn for a home-cooked meal and a few hours of sleep. He doesn’t loiter on the streets at night unless he’s on the job and never stays in any one town too long. He’s helped put too many criminals behind bars, and a few of them have partners looking for revenge.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Anything cooked fresh — preferably by a woman. He’s had to fend for himself out on the trail most of his adult life, so a hot meal is always a treat.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Chaps and boots, a holster with two guns for quick draws, a knife strapped at his ankle, a wide-brimmed Stetson pulled low over his eyes to protect him from the sun (and make it harder for those he’s hunting down to identify him until it’s too late).
Does he know how to fix things?
If he doesn’t know how to fix it, he can figure it out. Living on the road has forced him to depend on no-one but himself.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
He took a partner about a year ago against his better judgment. He always worked alone before her, but she more or less taunted him into it. She’s a successful bounty hunter like himself — known throughout the West as Hot-Tempered Hannah. They took on one dangerous job after another and put a bunch of no-good horse thieves and bank robbers behind bars together. Until that one fateful job where he didn’t make it to their rendezvous point in time…where the men he and Hannah were hunting managed to trap her inside a old mine shaft and set it afire. He’s been stumbling around in a daze ever since her death, unable to forgive himself for not being there when she needed him the most.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Clear minded and cold calculating, like he is all hours of the day.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Like a perfect gentleman. It’s the one secret he’s never shared with anyone, not even his partner Hannah while she was alive. He was raised by a wealthy attorney back East and owns a hefty trust fund that he never uses. He’s spent the last few years working by the sweat of his brow, making his own fate, and hopefully leaving the world a better place for it.
Valet or takes care of himself?
Takes care of himself
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
Necktie for nice occasions (which are rare) and kerchief to protect him from the sand and sun.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Buttoned to protect him from the sand, sun, and rattlesnakes.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
All natural, sun-streaked, and usually hidden beneath a Stetson.
Carriage or horseback?
Horseback for chasing down criminals and making quicker get-aways.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Hot-Tempered Hannah

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tempered-Hannah-Order-Brides-Rescue-ebook/dp/B07KYD1L9M

Jo Grafford Social Media

Jo writes both sweet and spicy historical romance — and always with a happily ever after. In her stories, the stakes are always high and there’s nothing her heroes won’t risk for the brilliant, sassy women they love.
A typical day finds her with her laptop balanced on her knees, a fizzy beverage within reach, and a cat snoozing on her knees or desk or keyboard. He takes credit for most of what she does.
When Jo’s not writing stories, she’s reading them. She adores alpha males, strong-minded women, humorous sidekicks, diversity, cowboys, bounty hunters, mail order brides…you get the idea.
She loves to visit with readers in her all new Cuppa Jo Readers group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuppaJoReaders/.
To join her New Release Email List, visit JoGrafford.com. Plus you can read free chapters of many of her books on Wattpad.com/user/JoGrafford. To follow her on Bookbub, visit https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jo-grafford
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To Be a Duke by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyromanceToday’s featured book is To Be a Duke, a Regency romance by Jessie Clever.
Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.
Alec Black, the Earl of Stryden, sees the inevitable and does his damnedest to ignore it.
When another crop infestation at the family’s estate in Bedford collides with a promotion from the War Office, Alec is torn between his duty to his heritage and his duty to the crown. Matters become more complicated when his nephew, Samuel, demands of him a seemingly outrageous and impossible favor that relies on Alec’s seat in the House of Lords.
But when a common footpad threatens his wife, Sarah, Alec must face what it really means to one day be a duke.
The short stories in the Spy Series:
1.To Be a Spy
2.To Be a Duke
3.To Be a Lady
4. To Be a Debutante
The Spy Series short stories take place after the conclusion of the Spy Series.
Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
Amazon http://amzn.to/2qz1tBY
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Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.
Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

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Freedom's Path by Linda Carroll-Bradd @lcarrollbradd #RLFblog #historical #romanceLinda Carroll-Bradd, 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.

Freedom’s Path by Linda Carroll-Bradd

Genre historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
As a maid in the Deerbourne Inn, freedom-fighter Sidonie Demers has the perfect cover for helping escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad. The patterns in her quilts serve as messages directing them to the safest route. The cause is personal for octoroon Sidonie whose mother and grandmother escaped bondage years earlier.
Army Corporal Colin Crawford arrives in Willow Springs, disguised as a salesman, to locate abolitionist activity. Raised detesting slavery, he’s conflicted about upholding the Fugitive Slave Act but believes in laws and fulfilling his duty.
The attraction between Colin and Sidonie is irresistible, but what happens when their true identities are revealed?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
I’ve always been partial to lasagna, which has become a bit of a challenge since hubby and I switched to mostly vegan cuisine.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Traveling to a place I’ve never been before (doesn’t matter if mountains or desert) with lots of historic buildings and/or museums to visit.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
I had several plastics horses and sent my Barbie and Ken dolls on adventures to foreign countries or to times in the past.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
A genre I’m not writing. If my current WIP is historical, then I read contemporary and vice versa. I read a lot of mysteries, especially by Swedish and Norwegian authors–must be tied to my Scandinavian DNA.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I love reading firsthand accounts of an area, the history of the location, and the types of people who settled there. I write mostly in the latter half of the 1800s so lots of my books include characters who have lived through the emigrant experience. I have AAA tour books of many states, and often a little-known fact of an actual occurrence fits in my story timeline.

Where to buy Freedom’s Path

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Linda Carroll-Bradd Social Media

As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing romances and achieved her first publication–a confession story. Married with 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters, Linda now writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor from her home in the southern California mountains.
Blog http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com
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