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Category Archives: Medieval

Romance set in medieval times

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

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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.







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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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Let’s meet Sir Haven De Sessions from A True and Perfect Knight, a medieval romance, by Rue Allyn. 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 latest book.

A True and Perfect Knight by Rue Allyn

Genre Medieval Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Baron Haven De Sessions knows a hundred reasons to despise the widow Dreyford.  The widow is entirely too independent and a suspected traitor.  Worst of all, she had been married to his best friend—a man Haven arrested for plotting against the king.  Haven believes the treacherous widow should have given up her head, not his childhood friend.  Now an oath to that same friend forces him to protect a woman he does not want and cannot trust.

Genvieve Dreyford has her own reasons to detest De Sessions.  The man is far too handsome, and his reputation as Edward I’s most ‘true and perfect’ knight has swelled the baron’s head.  Worst of all, Gennie believes he betrayed his friendship with her husband to curry favor with the English king.  Now, because of Haven De Sessions, Gennie has lost her home, her title and nearly everything she held dear.  Only for the sake of her family, will Gennie place herself in the power of a man she fears and mistrusts.

Stressing Sir Haven De Sessions

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: Approximately thirty years old

Gender: Male

Birthplace: England

Profession: Knight

Ethnicity: English

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

What does your hero look like? 

Golden Brown hair with eyes the color of dark topaz. Haven is the epitome of a tall, broad shouldered, narrow hipped, square jawed, leanly muscled knight at arms.

Who is the significant other in his life? 

Lady Genvieve Dreyfore will be come his significant other, although at the time of this interview he probably doesn’t know that.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

Sir Haven De Sessions entered the large hall in King Edward’s castle where the celebraton was already in progress. Dancers filled the floor and muscians played rondos in the upper gallery. Edward motioned from across the room for Haven to come to his king’s side. He crossed the room as quickly as possible but the attention given him by ladies married and not delayed his progress. He was saved from committing to any assignations by Edward’s obvious displeasure at being kept waiting.

How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

Haven is eager, as he always is to obet his king. However, despite his impatience with the demands of the various ladies who approach him, Haven is unfailingly courteous.He smiles and kisses their hands, and appears saddened to be forced to refuse their requests for his time. They don’t realize that his smiles are those of a man relieved to have reason to say no. The attractions of the court ladies have beguen to fade for him. He is much happier to be about the king’s business and hopes that Edward has a mission for him.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

Were, Edward not demanding Haven come to him, the knight would mingle and be socialble. He likes women and the men are his friends. He doesn’t understand the more dour knights who are standoffish.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

He prefers ale, but Edward only serves the best French wines.

How much drink is his usual?

One or two mugs of beer no more than two goblets of wine.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

Haven thinks hiding would be cowardly. Most likely he would be going to find a friend and bring him back to the party. He might, if the friend was drunk and becoming disorderly, Haven might try to hide his friend until the man could sober up some.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

Haven is definitely the friend that others latch onto, especially the ladies.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

In the king’s court, Haven would be the peace maker, and barring peace he would break up the fight as quickly and quietly as possible.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Haven would do the tossing. He is almost unbearably responsible.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

Haven knows when to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Depending on the exact situation, Haven would most likely defend everyone involved, doing his best to keep the authorities from over-reacting.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

There are different types of scream. Assuming a shout of distress, Haven would grab his weapon and run towards the scream.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

Break this up before it gets worse. Then find out what the problem is and try to resolve it.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

He will stop the assault.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

He fights on. Haven is never afraid of difficult odds. He does, however, try to prepare for all eventualities.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

He waits to discover what the other person will do.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

Haven will first suggest alternatives. If his advice is not heeded and the situation endangers anyone he will act to mitigate any harm.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

That his is what he was born and trained to do as a knight.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

“I can only pray that God will provide, as I pray you will recognize a greater good than absolute loyalty to your king.” Gennie said these words to Haven when they disagreed over sending the Welsh away from the keep that was once their home. He often recalls these words when making a difficult decision. They help him decide where his true loyalties and responsibilities lie.

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

While on Crusade, Haven survived only because his friend was loyal and guarded Haven’s back. Loyalty is he watchword, however, he needs Gennie’s help to learn where loyalty should truly be given.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

Despite his courtly reputation, he is very far from a True and Perfect Knight when this story begins.

Where to buy A True and Perfect Knight

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Hi, I’m Rue Allyn, I write heart melting romance novels. Books about characters and adventures in which love triumphs at the darkest moment. The kind of hopeful, steal-your-breath romance that melts a reader’s heart. The type of book I like to read. Hope you will too.
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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?


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.


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

Barnes and Noble

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.
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Know the Hero from Branwyn's Love by Daryl Devore @daryldevore #RLFblog #medievalromanceDaryl Devore, 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.

Branwyn’s Love by Daryl Devore

Genre medieval erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Daryl Devore pens another hot read – the medieval romance -Branwyn’s Love.

The tale of a young woman sold as a courtesan in training. Branwyn arrives in a new land to begin daily lessons in the bewildering art of bedding a man.

The noblewoman chosen to be Prince Malacke’s bride rejects him by bedding his hated rival. Malacke turns his anger towards increasing the power and wealth of Black Dorn castle. And he succeeds until his attention is captured by the face of the woman who will be his queen.

Note: This book contains elements of domination, submission, and fetishes. If these concepts disturb you, please do not purchase or read this book. Branwyn’s Love was formerly known as Black Dorn and published by New Dawning.

Know the Hero from Branwyn’s Love

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

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

Finds a woman to bed.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Malacke is a medieval prince. He does not “buy” food.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

His riding breeches. Being out with his horse, strolling along a stream or charging through a field are places he would much rather be than in the Royal Court.

Does he know how to fix things?

Political things he can fix. A rebel army trying to invade is father’s kingdom – Malacke would lead the army in the charge to defend the castle. If a strap on his saddle broke or his sword was damaged, he would be at a loss of how to fix it.

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

Being a dutiful prince, he courted a lady-of-the-court. She was from a proper family with a long and noble bloodline. At the moment he was willing to request her hand in marriage, she bedded his hated rival. The humiliation was overwhelming and he closed himself off to love.

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

He is as uncomfortable around children he doesn’t as he is around children he knows. They are kept out of the royal court, so he has had little experience dealing with them.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

A dragon would be cuddlier than he.

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

In a proper court fashion – socially correct on all points with a touch of Malacke arrogance.

Valet or takes care of himself?

Both. He has a serving boy – Duncan. But Duncan is smart enough to know those days when it is best that he allow his master – Prince Malacke – to do things for himself.

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

As he knows not what a necktie or a cravat is, he would reply – open shirt.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

When in court, Malacke dresses formally – therefore buttoned sleeves. But when freed from the duties of court – his sleeves would be rolled up – if he were wearing a shirt.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair.

Carriage or horseback?

Seated tall on a proud stallion.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Branwyn’s Love


Daryl Devore Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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Marked by Honor by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medievalromanceAlexa 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.

Marked by Honor by Alexa Aston

Genre: medieval romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
1363 A.D. Lady Beatrice Bordel loses her mother and grandfather on the same day, leaving her penniless. With no protector and no prospects for marriage, her future is dismal. Hoping her grandfather’s oldest friend will take her in, Beatrice journeys north and is set upon by a band of highwaymen. All seems lost—until Sir Raynor Le Roux arrives.
Raynor nurses a broken heart as he returns to his home. He comes upon a scene of horror in the woods and rescues a beautiful woman who stirs strong emotions within him. When he learns that Lady Beatrice travels to her betrothed and is alone in the world, the code of chivalry that guides Raynor’s life compels him to escort her so that she may marry her intended.
But Beatrice has told Raynor a white lie, trying to protect herself, even as she is drawn to the handsome knight. As their growing attraction turns to love, her dishonesty stands in the way. Will Beatrice admit to her deception and tell Raynor the truth–or will this chivalrous knight turn away from the women he desires?
Join Raynor and Beatrice as they travel toward their inevitable destination of love.

Where to buy Marked by Honor

Publisher Dragonblade Publishing

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Alexa Aston is the author of Medieval and Regency romance, including her 10-book series The Knights of Honor, which takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each standalone romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa 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 can’t get enough of Survivor or Game of Thrones.
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