Back to Top

  • First Slide


  • Second Slide


  • Third Slide

Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

Read the #Discouraging the Duke by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #RegencyRomance

Can a duke convince a blunt beauty they can both be winners—if she’ll only agree to become his duchess?

Try Alexa Aston’s newest Regency romance, Discouraging the Duke, from the Dukes Done Wrong 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 Discouraging the Duke.

Discouraging the Duke by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Welcome to the new world from Alexa Aston—Dukes Done Wrong.

Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime.

A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman’s daughter running an estate because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable...

Miles Notley returns home as the new the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. With his brother’s death, Miles finds himself in unfamiliar waters. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke. Until he meets an intriguing young woman.

Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate’s steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father’s mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father’s deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won’t remain long since the Season is in full swing and he will need to claim a bride and provide an heir.

But Miles isn’t going anywhere. He becomes captivated not only by Emery’s charm and confidence but admires her skills in making Wildwood a profitable estate. Miles decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—and he is up for the challenge, ready to convince the blunt beauty in the battle of wills that they can both come up winners—if she will only say yes.

Will Emery, who thinks she has found her place in the world and urges Miles to now find his, discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow’s side?

Find the answer in Discouraging the Duke, Book 1 in Dukes Done Wrong.

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

Series Order:
Book #1: Discouraging the Duke
Book #2: Deflecting the Duke
Book #3: Disrupting the Duke
Book #4: Delighting the Duke
Book #5: Destiny with a Duke

Where to buy Discouraging the Duke

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096CLTLB5

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/
Instagram Https://www.instagram.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads https://goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Get to know Alexa Aston better by signing up for an email newsletter http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

Read #Blind Faith by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #WesternHistoricalRomance

A painter falls in love with a wounded lawman who has amnesia. His memory returns—but secrets and lies test their new love.

Try Alexa Aston’s newest Western historical romance, Blind Faith, from the Lawmen of the West 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 Blind Faith.

Blind Faith by Alexa Aston

Genre: Western historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A wounded horse. A half-dead man. She thinks she can save the horse. She doubts the man will survive.

Painter Alena McClaine’s world turns upside down when an unconscious rider arrives on his injured horse at her isolated California cabin. Both the animal and the stranger sport bullet wounds.

Much to her surprise, the man lives—and hasn’t a clue about his identity. Even worse, he’s now blind. As the stranger recovers from his head and shoulder wounds, Alena finds herself falling in love.

He remembers his name—and then his mission.

John Harper recollects pieces of his past as a beautiful woman nurses him back to health. Finally, he remembers he’s a lawman hunting a vicious gang of outlaws who kidnapped a U.S. senator—the very man who married his childhood sweetheart. He located the gang, only to be shot before he could rescue the senator and his young son.

When his sight returns, John knows he must return to the gang’s hideout and attempt to rescue the captives despite his bum shoulder. Alena, a crack shot, insists on going with him. The secrets and lies that await them test their new love.

Blind Faith is a standalone western historical romance from Alexa Aston’s Lawmen of the West series, which features heroes of the American west in various law enforcement positions and the strong heroines who bring love into their lives.

Series includes:

Runaway Hearts
Blind Faith
Love and the Lawman
Ballad Beauty

Where to buy Blind Faith

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WTSXSZM

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/
Instagram Https://www.instagram.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads https://goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Get to know Alexa Aston better by signing up for an email newsletter http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

Read The Warrior Kings Collection by Ashley York @AshleyYork1066 #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceSurvival was never guaranteed in 11th century Ireland but each sexy hero in this three-book collection by Ashley York will do what needs to be done for their clan and those under his protection. The Warrior Kings Collection includes Curse of the Healer, Eyes of the Seer, and Daughter of the Overking.

Ashley, 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 Warrior Kings Collection.

The Warrior Kings Collection by Ashley York

Genre historical romance (medieval romance specifically)

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

After the death of the High King Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf and before the Norman invasion from England, Ireland was ruled by The Warrior Kings

Where to buy The Warrior Kings Collection

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-York/e/B00HAV0PHK
or sign up for the author’s newsletter https://dl.bookfunnel.com/b1c90l5mty
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Kings-Collection-Books-1-3-ebook/dp/B094NYSJK9
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-warrior-kings-collection-ashley-york/1139457729
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-warrior-kings-collection/id1567418914
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-warrior-kings-collection

Ashley York Social Media

Aside from two years spent in the wilds of the Colorado mountains, Ashley York is a proud life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. She has an MA in History which brings with it, through many years of research, a love for primary documents and the smell of musty old libraries. With her author’s imagination, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known giants from the past.

Website http://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com

Blog http://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ashleyyork1066

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashleyyorkauthor/

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/ashleyyork1066/

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7555322.Ashley_York

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-York/e/B00HAV0PHK

 

Know the Heroine from Lady Elinor's Escape by Linda McLaughlin @LyndiLamont #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceCinderella meets Mr. Knightley in Linda McLaughlin’s sweet Regency romance, Lady Elinor’s Escape. In disguise and on the run for her life, Lady Elinor meets a curious barrister. Can he learn her secret in time to save them both?

Linda, 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 Lady Elinor’s Escape.

Lady Elinor’s Escape by Linda McLaughlin

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A mysterious lady. An inquisitive gentleman. And a secret that could tear them apart.

Lady Elinor should be in London enjoying the season, not fearful and trapped in a country cottage with an unbalanced relative. When her aunt becomes violent, she flees straight into the path of a compassionate barrister. Desperate, she accepts his help, but will she be able to hide the truth from this inquisitive, intelligent man?

There are too many women in barrister Stephen Chaplin’s life, but he has never been able to turn his back on a woman in need. The reticent seamstress resists his every attempt to draw her out and remains a mystery he can’t solve.

Then a Bow Street Runner hired by her aunt comes asking questions. Elinor again turns to Stephen for help. But when circumstances reveal the truth about her background, will Stephen and Elinor lose their chance at happiness?

Lady Elinor’s Escape is a Cinderella-inspired traditional Regency romance. If you like noble gentlemen, independent ladies and sweet romance, this book is for you! Read now for free with Kindle Unlimited or grab a copy for 99 cents during the Kindle Countdown Deal, US and UK only.

Know the Heroine from Lady Elinor’s Escape

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

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

Read or draw.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

A meat pie from a street vendor.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Naturally, she would prefer clothing made from fine cotton or silk, though she dresses more casually in most of the book, as she pretends to be a seamstress.

Does she know how to fix things?

Not mechanical things, but she’s quite handy with a needle.

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

In the first chapter she runs away from her abusive aunt, planning to take the mail coach to London, but then finds out it doesn’t stop at the local inn, which is how she meets the hero.

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

She is kind to them.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Cheerful.

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

She possesses the social graces of her station in life, but she also adapts to a less exalted environment.

Maid or takes care of herself?

She takes care of herself for most of the book.

Proper dress or casual clothes?

Proper dress.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned, of course.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural hair, except at a masquerade ball.

Carriage or horseback?

Carriage.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Lady Elinor’s Escape

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHSNEII/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CHSNEII/

Linda McLaughlin Social Media

Linda McLaughlin grew up with a love of history fostered by her paternal grandmother and an incurable case of wanderlust inherited from her father. She has traveled extensively within the United States and has visited Mexico, Canada, Australia, Europe and Iceland. She now lives near the ocean in Orange County, California.
Linda writes historical and Regency romance under her real name and spicier romance under the pseudonym Lyndi Lamont.
Website https://lindalyndi.com
Blog https://lindalyndi.com/reading-room-blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LyndiLamont
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/LindaMcLaughlinAuthor
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lyndilamont
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/lindamclaughlin
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/linda-mclaughlin
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-McLaughlin/e/B007A3OMLS/
Get to know Linda McLaughlin better by signing up for an email newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/w6r0w6

 

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Justus from Duty Bound by Jessica James @JessicaJames @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets @DEFHRA Union spy relies on her horse to carry her out of danger in Jessica James’s new Civil War novel, Duty Bound. The bond between the two is strong, but is it enough to get them both through the war alive?

Jessica, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about Duty Bound.

Duty Bound by Jessica James

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Duty Bound takes readers across the rolling hills of Virginia in a page-turning tale of action and adventure as a Union spy spars with a renowned Confederate cavalry commander. Gallantry and chivalry are put to the test when Colonel Alexander Hunter discovers that Andrea Evans is not only the woman he promised his dying brother he would protect, but is the Union spy he has vowed to his men he would destroy.

When Andrea falls into Hunter’s hands in enemy territory, he must make the difficult choice to honor the vow to his brother—or continue to stand for the convictions he holds dear.

Duty Bound is Volume I in the Shades of Gray Civil War Serial Trilogy. Called the “greatest love story ever told” when it was first released in 2008, the book has been expanded and enhanced in this new three-book series that has dozens of new chapters and introduces new characters.

Meet Justus from Duty Bound

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Justus from Duty Bound by Jessica James @JessicaJames @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets @DEFHRFull name: Justus

Gender: Male/Stallion

Species: Horse

Physical description: Description from the book: The charger, black as night and massive in size, could well have been from Satan’s own stable, so swiftly and silently did he move through the swirling vapor. Galloping with neck outstretched and tail sailing behind like a banner, the daunting steed flew across the field like a soaring dragon, steam bursting from his nostrils at every stride.

Relationship to main character: Pet and best friend, hence the name Just Us.

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: The antagonist knows when he sees this animal that his foe is going to get away.

Where this furbaby came from: Justus was bred at the plantation owned by the main character’s father and stolen by her when she ran away at a young age.

What inspired you to create this character?

As a lifelong horse lover, I know the strong bond between young girls and horses. I think the connection would be even stronger during a turbulent time like the Civil War, so I decided to highlight the close relationship with an equine character.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Justus is not just a horse, but a best friend who provides a shoulder to cry on and the strength to help get her out of tight situations.

How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?

Everyone who sees Justus is in awe of his size, strength, and beauty.

What does this furbaby add to the story?

I think Justus shows the strong bond that can form between human and animal, and how they rely on each other. Andrea, the main character, could not accomplish what she does without Justus.

What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?

I’m not sure why, but readers are drawn to Justus more than any other character. I hear from fans who read the first version of Shades of Gray more than a dozen years ago, and they still remember his name!

Please share an interesting fact or tidbit about this furbaby.

Justus weighs 1200 pounds, drinks at least 10 gallons of water in an average day and eats 20 pounds of hay.

About Ernie

This post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

None at the moment.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

Ernie, my 19-year-old cat, likes step on my computer keys, sleep on my chest, and snore loudly.

What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?

A pet duck (Butch) that I won at the local fair.

Where did you find your pet?

My current pet was found near a creek by my nieces and nephew. They were kids when they found her and now have kids of their own!

What do you feed your pet?

Whatever she wants. LOL.

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

No toys. She sleeps a lot.

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Justus from Duty Bound by Jessica James @JessicaJames @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets @DEFHR

Where to buy Duty Bound

Publisher https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V1BP8MY
Barnes and Noble ) https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/duty-bound-jessica-james/1138746779?ean=2940162221739
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/duty-bound-civil-war-saga/id1552074251
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/duty-bound-shades-of-gray-civil-war-serial-trilogy-book-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067516?ref=jessicajames

Jessica James Social Media

Jessica James believes in honor, duty, and true love—and that’s what she writes about in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to modern day.
She is a four-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers’ Favorite International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Website https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com
Blog https://www.pastlanetravels.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/jessicajames
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/romantichistoricalfiction
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/southernromance/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authorjessicajames/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/586216.Jessica_James
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jessica-james
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001IYTXOG
One Link https://linktr.ee/AuthorJessicaJames
Get to know Jessica James better by signing up for an email newsletter

https://www.subscribepage.com/jessicajamesnews

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robsrescues/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RobsRescues

Shout out to Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Days End Farm Horse Rescue™, Inc., is a volunteer-based animal welfare organization that takes in abused and neglected horses, and provides education about animal abuse. They are an outstanding organization that goes above and beyond to help mistreated and maltreated horses. https://www.defhr.org/

 

Read #Runaway Hearts by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #WesternHistoricalRomance

 

A Pinkerton agent married to his job falls for a runaway heiress who turns up missing. Try Alexa Aston's newest Western historical romance, Runaway Hearts, from the Lawmen of the West 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 Runaway Hearts.

Runaway Hearts by Alexa Aston

Genre: Western historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A young woman fleeing to save her life.

An untrusting loner weighed down by guilt.

Two very different souls who find love in the booming American West...

Shortly after her beloved father's death, Emma Bradford becomes a runaway heiress when she overhears her beau and stepmother plotting to steal her fortune—and take her life. She jumps on a train headed to the American West and is instantly attracted to a handsome stranger onboard.

Pinkerton detective Rye Callahan is assigned to protect an opera diva as she travels from New York to Colorado and remain undercover as a bodyguard during her engagement at Denver's newest opera house. Along the way he encounters a beautiful woman who looks and sings like an angel, but Rye is married to his job and determined not to become involved with the woman romantically.

But Rye and Emma wind up living in the same house in Denver, and their relationship heats up fast. When the diva disappears without a trace, Emma takes her place on stage—only to wind up missing soon after. Rye races against the clock to find both women in time. And if he does, will he be able to open his heart and learn to love?

Runaway Hearts is a standalone western historical romance from Alexa Aston's Lawmen of the West series, which features heroes of the American west in various law enforcement positions and the strong heroines who bring love into their lives.

Series includes:

Runaway Heart
Blind Faith
Love and the Lawman
Ballad Beauty

Where to buy Runaway Hearts

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WTBP71B

Read #Runaway Hearts by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #WesternHistoricalRomance

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/
Instagram Https://www.instagram.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads https://goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Get to know Alexa Aston better by signing up for an email newsletter http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

 
 
%d bloggers like this: