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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

Return of Dancer of the Nile (The Gods of Egypt) by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #AncientWorldRomanceVeronica Scott, 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.

Return of Dancer of the Nile (The Gods of Egypt) by Veronica Scott

Genre Ancient World Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

1550BCE

Nima, formerly a tavern dancer in the land of the Nile, has settled into the leisurely life of her dreams as the pampered, beloved wife to a high ranking general who’s also a member of Pharaoh’s court. She’s sworn never to dance for anyone else but Kamin, the man she loves. All is fine until one day news arrives that her husband has been killed in a chariot accident while on a trip to a remote city on Pharaoh’s behalf.

But as a reward for their previous service to Egypt against a dangerous enemy, the gods had promised Nima and Kamin they’d die at the same moment…so if she still lives, so must he.

Why is the ruler of the city lying to Pharaoh about Kamin’s death? What is the woman covering up? And where is Kamin?

Time for Nima the elegant lady to vanish from Thebes and Nima the skilled dancer to make her way in disguise to the far distant province and fight for Kamin’s life. She’ll have to deal with angry gods, black magic, an enemy prince and a deadly ghost along the way.

Nima is the only one who can rescue her beloved from the dark fate planned for him by Egypt’s enemies…

Standalone sequel to Dancer of the Nile.

Why did you write this book?

I’ve always been fascinated by ancient Egypt and this is my tenth novel set there. I love the challenge of telling a good story, with the gods taking an active role in the events. Mixing romance and adventure with the details of life along the Nile thousands of years ago is a challenge I relish. I was excited to return to Nima the dancer and Kamin the soldier, who both first appeared in Dancer of the Nile and tell more of their ongoing story. This is a standalone book but there are mild spoilers for the first book. And I relish the opportunity to put all my historical research to work and create an environment where readers feel at home in ancient Egypt, but keeping it relatable to the modern audience.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Science fiction romance is my first love, filling my e-reader (and what I write primarily), but I also read paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, thrillers and Regency romance.

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

Going by what I reread the most, Judd Lauren in Nalini Singh’s Caressed by Ice. He was the template for all her lethal Arrow soldiers who fall in love and they’re my favorite characters in her Psy/Changeling series. She makes me feel like I want to be the woman to melt that ice! I’m also always impressed by Frederica in the Regency romance novel of the same name by Georgette Heyer.

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently I’m writing a holiday novella set in my fantasy romance world of Cladddare and having fun with it. After that I’ll be writing the next book in my scifi romance Badari Warriors series about genetically engineered soldiers of the far future.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

In October the fourth annual Pets In Space® anthology releases and I have a full length scifi romance Star Cruise novel in the collection, all new. The fantasy holiday novella I mentioned should be out in November and hopefully the next Badari Warriors will be released in December. We’ll see how I do on that schedule!

Where to buy Return of Dancer of the Nile ( The Gods of Egypt)

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Return-Dancer-Nile-Gods-Egypt-ebook/dp/B07Y3ZZCQ5/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/return-of-dancer-of-the-nile-veronica-scott/1133661300?ean=2940161132685
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/return-of-dancer-of-the-nile/id1480618761
Kobo Coming soon!
Google https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Veronica_Scott_Return_of_Dancer_of_the_Nile?id=9IewDwAAQBAJ

Veronica Scott Social Media

USA Today Best Selling Author
“SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happy Ever After blog
Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”
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A Bride for Dalton by Caroline Clemmons @carolinclemmons #RLFblog #NewRelease #western historical 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.

A Bride for Dalton by Caroline Clemmons

Genre Western historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Rebecca wants a husband but not the man her stepbrother/guardian insists she wed. To escape his threats she turns to a family friend for help. Reverend McClain suggests she enter a proxy marriage to his only living relative, a nephew who ranches in Montana. Out of options, she agrees. Until she arrives in Sweet Springs, she has no idea the telegram with instructions to her supposed groom has not been delivered. Where does that leave her?

Dalton is working with dangerous men to accomplish his goal. The last thing he needs at this time is a wife in the way. He is a gentleman and sees no other solution than to complete the vows. How is he going to keep her out of harm’s way while he completes this job?

Rebecca and Dalton embark on married life in unusual circumstances. Can love blossom in tumultuous times?

Why did you write this book?

I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in this multi-author series, The Proxy Brides, by Christine Sterling Bortner, the series originator. This is my second in the series—the first was A Bride for Gideon. I’ve enjoyed writing this story I loved writing the premise of a bride who thinks she’s married a man. When she arrives, he has no idea what she’s talking about. What is she to do? What is he to do? I hope readers will want to learn what comes next!

What is your favorite genre to read?

Although I read many genres, my favorite stories are western historical mail-order brides. I also love reading Regencies but have never attempted to write one.

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

Taylor Stapleton from Prince Charming by Julie Garwood. That book is a clever combination of English Victorian and American western historical.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m writing a Christmas story at the moment—even though we are experiencing near 100 degree F weather. I love Christmas, so getting into the mood is not difficult for me. In fact, Melody, Angel Creek Christmas Brides book 7, is already up for pre-order.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

In addition to a couple of Christmas stories this year, An Agent for Lydia in the Pinkerton Matchmaker series will be out January 10, followed by an energetic release schedule for 2020. Writing is bliss for me—even on difficult days, I’m doing a job I love.

Where to buy A Bride for Dalton

Amazon http://getbook.at/Dalton

Caroline Clemmons Social Media

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 sets. 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.
Website http://www.carolineclemmons.com
Blog http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com
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Know the Hero from Lies of Gold by Jan Selbourne @JanSelbourne #RLFblog #Historical FictionJan Selbourne 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.

Lies of Gold by Jan Selbourne

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Silent, ruthless, protected by an unknown ally in Whitehall, he smuggles gold across the Channel to Bonaparte. When flimsy evidence points to the Essex coast, three men are given secret orders to find these traitors. One of those men, Julian Ashford, has his life transformed into debts and disgrace and sent back to Halton Hall, and Katherine the woman he loved and lost. What Julian discovers within the walls of his ancestral home is much deeper and more sinister than he thought possible, but nothing could prepare him for the betrayal when he finally faces the mastermind behind this sordid operation.

Know the Hero from Lies of Gold

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

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

Julian Ashford is a battle-hardened soldier, so he drinks with his fellow soldiers.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s definitely a meat man.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Although used to formal attire, he prefers functional clothes with ease of movement.

Does he know how to fix things?

His upbringing was one of servants and privilege, but life and the army taught him to be self-sufficient.

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

He’s been ordered back to the place he’d sworn to never return, and he comes face to face with a daughter he didn’t know existed. Demanding the truth from her mother, the woman he’d loved and lost, went badly, very badly.

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

Cautious but beneath his hard exterior lies a real softie.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Alert, army training does that – and this undercover mission is proving more deadly than he thought. He need eyes in the back of his head.

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

Very well, he was born into an aristocratic family.

Valet or takes care of himself?

Takes care of himself.

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Open shirt when the occasion permits.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Usually buttoned.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural hair.

Carriage or horseback?

Both but he loves the freedom of horseback.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Lies of Gold

Publisher Christopher Matthews Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com//dp/B071DXJTFP/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lies-of-gold-jan-selbourne/1126283045

Jan Selbourne Social Media

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Jan’s love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. After graduating from a Melbourne business college, her career moved into the dusty world of ledgers and accounting, working in Victoria, Queensland, and the United Kingdom. At the point of retiring she changed course to work as secretary of a large New South Wales historical society. Now retired. Jan is enjoying her love of travelling and writing. She has two children, a stray live-in cat and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
Website https://nomadauthors.com/JanSelbourne
Twitter https://twitter.com/JanSelbourne
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0184OSZ6E
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Dame Audrey by Aurora Springer @AuroraSpringer #RLFblog #Medieval #Romance 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.

Dame Audrey by Aurora Springer

Genre Medieval Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Young widow seeks true love in this vivid Medieval romance with a touch of fantasy

In fourteenth century Britain, Dame Audrey cherishes her independence as the widow of a wealthy cloth merchant. But some of the wealthier traders covet her profitable business and she fears they will invoke the Abbot’s authority to compel her to marry a man of their choice. Her worst nightmare is suffering under a cruel husband like the hateful jeweler, Henry Goldsmith, who has threatened to curb her lively spirits.

Audrey joins a pilgrimage to Glastonbury to pray for guidance. The holy relics give her no inspiration nor do her fellow travelers. On the homeward journey, she aids the dying victim of a brutal robbery. She wins the stranger’s blessing and a gold brooch with a green dragon. Back in her hometown, the faerie brooch attracts trouble from thieves of all ranks and the attentions of a handsome yeoman, Selwyn Drake. As her nightmare looms nearer, she grows desperate to preserve her freedom.

Can the magic brooch help Audrey evade the schemes to force her into wedlock or must she submit to a husband’s will?

QUICK

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

Yes. I have published science fiction and fantasy adventures and romances. Dame Audrey is the first historical romance I have written.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Sometimes, I find them in my dreams. Once I have an idea of a scene with the two main characters, I let them loose to interact.

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

I enjoy the ability to create vivid characters and fantastic new worlds.

When did you write your first book?…

More than thirty years ago, I wrote an entire science fiction romance novel. I finally typed the handwritten story into a digital file and published The Lady is Blue in 2014.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton

Ocean or mountains? Both

City life or country life? Country

Party life or evening at home? Home

Dogs or cats? Both. We have two of each.

Where to buy Dame Audrey

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VY5QWYV
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dame-audrey-aurora-springer/1132815090
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1475431717
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dame-audrey

Aurora Springer Social Media

Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. She has invented adventures in fantastic worlds for as long as she can remember. In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition by publishing her first stories. Her works are character-driven adventures and romances with a sprinkle of humor. Her stories are set in modern or historical Earth or in the future on other planets. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, two dogs and two cats. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.
Website https://www.auroraspringer.org
Blog https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/AuroraSpringer
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuroraSpringerNovels
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8197461.Aurora_Springer
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New series: Derek-De Wolfes of Esterley Castle by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomance Alexa 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.

Derek (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 2) by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency romance

Book heat level: PG-13

He loved her—and was blindsided when she wed another man…

He refused her—and now her life is no longer her own…

Lady Amelia Ward is ecstatic that her brother, the Earl of Merrifield, has just married for love. Amelia, who is in her first Season, now wants the same for herself. Though ton marriages rarely involve love, she has seen what a difference it’s made in Oliver’s life and she won’t settle for anything less—especially because she’s already in love with her new brother-in-law—who thinks her a featherbrain.

Derek de Wolfe, the new Earl of Reston, has seen his older sister, Diana, wed to Lord Merrifield. Now Derek’s ready to return to Northumberland because he has no plans to wed for several years, preferring to focus on changes he wishes to make at Esterley, his country estate. In truth, he’s running away from his growing attraction to Amelia, his new sister-in-law, whom he knows believes in love.

When Amelia decides to make Derek jealous, her plans backfire. She finds herself wed to a stranger who’s a known rake and her unhappiness grows when she realizes the kind of marriage they will have.

Will Amelia find a way to escape a union that should never have occurred and if she does, will Derek be waiting for her? Derek is Book 2 in The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle and a part of the De Wolfe Pack Connected World.

*Look for Diana (out now) and Thea (coming September 24), where Derek’s siblings find their own HEAs.

Why did you write this book?

I had been asked to write in Kathryn Le Veque’s de Wolfe Connected World and decided to do three novellas that told the stories of three de Wolfe siblings during the Regency Era. Diana was the first released (last month) and she won the heart of Lord Oliver Merrifield, a dashing, delightful man who’d won my heart (and readers)—but he hadn’t gotten an HEA of his own.

Derek is Diana’s brother, so this is his love story, full of some heartache but a very happy ending!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I enjoy reading thrillers most of all. I recently read The Chain—it’s terrifying—all the more so because I could see it easily happening.

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

Elizabeth Bennet is a constant favorite for me.

What are you working on at the moment?

My St. Clairs were meant to be a trilogy, but reader response has been so great that I am writing Books 4 & 5. These two romances will finish the series and be released this fall.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I have the last novella in this series left to go. Thea (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 3) releases September 24. While all three can be read as standalones, I think it’s fun to read all three of these novellas together. And don’t be surprised if you see a few St. Clairs pop up in this trilogy!

Where to buy Derek (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 2)

Amazon: (https://amzn.to/2Gt56ks (free in KU)

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, and The St Clairs.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
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Is It True: Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily @sydneyjanebaily #RLFblog #historicalromanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Sydney Jane Baily, author of Lord Misery, a historical romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily

Genre Historical Romance, Victorian

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

A devastated viscount…

Jameson Carlyle Turner’s life has been topsy-turvy, from illegitimacy to titled nobility, from a solitary gambler to a happily married husband. When bent steel and a horrific wreckage upend his world, he buries his beloved along with his heart and his happiness.

A lady who won’t take no for an answer…

Maisie Darrow understands grief all too well. She also knows the only way to move on with one’s life is to jump back in with both feet. Longing to help the distraught viscount, she falls irrevocably in love with him, only to have her hopes dashed by a mysterious letter from home.

When she sets out on a seemingly reckless and treacherous path, Jameson vows neither time, nor Maisie’s warm attention will wear down his grief-hardened walls, for he knows he cannot survive another blow. Can she convince him to risk his heart again despite the swirling winds of uncertainty?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

False, this is about my thirteenth book.

this book is part of a series?

True, Book 5 of the Beastly Lords, but totally stand-alone story as all my books are.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

True, this was a tough book to write, with grief and holding on to the past and renewal and new love. Wanted to handle it sensitively and realistically.

you did research for this book?

True, I always research and learn new things, for instance a man didn’t have to wear black in Victorian times to show his grief, even if his spouse died, but if he remarried during the first year or so after his wife died, the new wife would have to be shrouded in black mourning clothing to show respect for the deceased.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

True, there are horses and some lovely kittens.

this book has more than one genre?

False.

you speak more than one language?

True, English and French.

you grew up where you live now?

False, I grew up in Southern California and in London, England. I now live in New England.

you love to read?

True!

you are never late?

False. Bad habit.

you love pizza?

True, one of my favorite foods, along with Mexican and Indian food.

you love sushi?

False, I wouldn’t say love, and I am a bit squeamish, but I have had some “cooked” sushi that I really enjoyed.

you have a pet?

True, currently my dog, Perry, and my cat, Sabby McFlabby.

Where to buy Lord Misery

Publisher Dragonblade Publishing

Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07V3VRFJG/

Sydney Jane Baily Social Media

Sydney Jane Baily writes historical romance set in Victorian England, late 19th-century America, the Middle Ages, the Georgian era, and the Regency period. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already-challenging world.
Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending a lot of exceedingly happy time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers and Cadbury bars.
After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, book production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors both literary and not.
Sydney currently lives in New England with her family — human, canine, and feline.
You can learn more about her books, read her blog, sign up for her newsletter (& receive a free book), and contact her via her website at SydneyJaneBaily.com.
Connect with Sydney on Facebook or on Twitter.
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