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Category Archives: Historical

Historical romances set in the past.

Midnight with the Marquess St Clairs #2 by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomanceAlexa 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.

Midnight with the Marquess (The St Clairs Book 2) by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Can love heal a wounded army officer who doesn’t believe it exists?
Lady Rachel St. Clair has witnessed how powerful love can be, thanks to the example her brother and wife set, and she won’t settle for anything less. At a house party, Rachel meets an officer returning from the Peninsular War and believes she may have found love, thanks to their clandestine midnight lessons in kissing.
Major Evan Drake, Marquess of Merrick, witnessed his father murder his mother and believes love doesn’t exist. He’s returned from combat wounded in both body and soul. When he meets Rachel he changes his mind about love, drawn to the raven-haired beauty’s spirit. Yet Rachel devastates him by rejecting him before he can declare his feelings for her, sending Evan into a downward spiral that almost ends in death.
Nursing her broken heart, Rachel continues her search for love the next Season, though her thoughts linger on those midnights with her marquess.
Will Evan be able to regain Rachel’s trust—and open his heart to love?
Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s second book of The St. Clairs, Midnight with the Marquess.
Each book in The St. Clairs Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Devoted to the Duke
Book #2 Midnight with the Marquess
Book #3 Embracing the Earl
Why did you write this book?
This is the second book of my St. Clairs’ trilogy. Rachel saw (in Book 1) Jeremy and Catherine fall madly in love, and she’s ready to do the same—but can’t find anyone she’s attracted to. When a marquess offers to teach her how to kiss, she’s on the road to finding everything she desired . . . and more.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love reading all kinds of fiction, especially romance, suspense, and thrillers.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Miss Elizabeth Bennet is my idol!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve finished up the last of my St. Clairs and am hard at work on three novellas (where the St. Chairs will make appearances). I’m delighted to be writing the love story of one of Rachel St. Clairs’ suitors, the Earl of Merrifield. Poor Merrifield lost the girl to a marquess but kept Rachel and her new husband as friends. Now, Rachel is ready to find Merrifield a wife of his own!
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Embracing the Earl (The St. Clairs Book 3) is a June 22 release. The three novellas will follow later in 2019.

Where to buy Midnight with the Marquess

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZKs7Yf (and read for 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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Know the Heroine from Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter by Juli D Revezzo @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #historicalromanceJuli D Revezzo, 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 the book.

Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: Historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
After Honorine Camden is jilted, leaving her stunned and sparking a scandal in her tiny London borough of Wallflower, she’s devastated. But when she overhears her father, the stationmaster, talking about arranging a party for their newly-minted underground railway station, she volunteers to help. Although she’s intrigued with the handsome assistant stationmaster, Shane MacIntyre, she never expects to fall head-over-heels in love with him. Unfortunately, one tragic accident might derail everything.

Know the Heroine from Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Since you said it’s late, Honorine will usually pull out her collection of dried flowers, and sort through them–or pick up a book. Her go-to is anything on natural history, but right now, she’s trying to finish Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Apple fritters.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Her long dress with the holly garland around the hem and cuffs is her favorite. If she can forgo the bustle, she’s most comfortable without it.
Does she know how to fix things?
Not really. She can dig a post hole, though. Anything gardening related that can be applied to fixing anything? She could do that.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Where do we start? She’s trying to organize this party, you see, and every little detail seems to keep spiraling out of control. She’s only got a week left, and still no venue, and then, there was this little thing of the train wreck on her father’s route…
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Stiff and quiet. She’s not really a child person.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Groggy, usually misses her father leaving early. But lately, she’s finding it hard to sleep so, has been getting up with the household staff, before dawn.
How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Usually quiet and demure. If there are friends around, she prefers to sit and talk with them.
Maid or takes care of herself?
She has a maid but can take care of herself, if necessary.
Proper dress or casual clothes?
Proper dress.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Rolled up.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair, usually braided.
Carriage or horseback?
Underground train, if you please! J It’s the newest, latest way to get from Wallflower to London and points beyond. (Plus, her father, and her beloved, run the subway station in Wallflower, so it’s almost required conveyance for Honorine.)
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/38hlot

Juli D Revezzo Social Media

Juli D Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romances Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, Watchmaker’s Heart, and short stories published in Eternal Haunted Summer, Luna Station Quarterly, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
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Devoted to the Duke-Book 1 in The St Clairs-by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomanceAlexa 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.

Devoted to the Duke (The St Clairs Book 1) by Alexa Aston

Genre: Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
From bestselling Historical Romance author Alexa Aston comes a stunning new Regency Historical Romance saga!
Book One in the exciting new St Clair series has arrived. A lady with a dark secret refuses to marry the man of her dreams in order to protect him… but will he let her?
After returning to London from his Grand Tour, serious-minded Jeremy St Clair, the Marquess of Sather, attends a ball and meets a luminescent beauty who draws him out of his shell. They share a searing kiss—her first—and though he never planned to wed, Jeremy desires to make this young woman his.
But his life takes an unexpected turn when he leaves her that night.
With his father’s death, Jeremy becomes the new Duke of Everton, and learns the former duke has left the St Clair family almost penniless. Jeremy spends five years restoring the family fortunes but yearning for the auburn-haired beauty who understood him like no other before. One night with her was all he needed to remember her forever.
Lady Catherine Crawford has been inundated with offers of marriage and hasn’t cared for any of her suitors. She longs for love, seeing how devoted her parents are to one another. When she meets Lord Sather, she believes they are meant to be together. Yet her world collapses that night in a horrific carriage accident, killing her mother and seriously injuring both Catherine and her father. She retreats to their country estate and, once healed, cares her father and mothers her younger sister, Leah. But she’s never forgotten about Lord Sather… and their kiss.
When Jeremy and Catherine meet years later, the sparks are still present—though Catherine has recently learned a dark secret about her past, making it impossible to wed Jeremy without ruining his reputation. Through a misunderstanding, the ton believes them to be engaged and she goes along with the engagement, hoping to find a way to break it.
Will Catherine’s secret be revealed—and will Jeremy accept her if it becomes public knowledge?
Heartbreak is in their stars… or salvation.
The St Clairs series Books Two and Three are coming May 2019 and June 2019.
Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s first book of The St Clairs, Devoted to the Duke.
Each book in The St Clairs Trilogy is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Devoted to the Duke
Book #2 Midnight with the Marquess
Book #3 Embracing the Earl
Why did you write this book?
After writing 15 medieval romances, my publisher and mentor, Kathryn Le Veque, challenged me to try something new. She suggested the Regency Era—and here I am!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love reading all kinds of fiction, but I’m partial to romance, suspense, and thrillers.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
There’s no one like Miss Elizabeth Bennet.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’ve finished my St Clairs trilogy and am now working on a trio of novellas that will be loosely tied to the St Clairs.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Midnight with the Marquess (The St Clairs Book 2) comes out May 23. Embracing the Earl (The St Clairs Book 3) is a June 22 release.

Where to buy Devoted to the Duke

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2us3Mb4 (and read for 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/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
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Monk's Bride by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #Western #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.

Monk’s Bride by Caroline Clemmons

Genre historical western romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A destitute widow; a reformed con man; the danger that links them…
Betsie Galloway Hirsch has escaped Memphis with her son. Her gambling husband tricked the wrong people and they’re demanding Betsie pay his debts—or else. She’s come to Kincaid Springs to stay with her mother and seek a safe place for her son. Being so far from her former home, she feels secure. That is, until danger confronts her.
After 34 years alone, Michael “Monk” Magonagle is falling in love with Betsie and is fond of her son. Monk is certain she is not free of the men her late husband cheated. Although he is not a violent man by nature, Monk is willing to fight for Betsie’s safety. He and the men of the Kincaid family prepare to meet the enemy.
How can Betsie and Liam be protected from the approaching danger? Will she and Monk be able to forge a love that endures or will one of them be silenced forever? What toll will the enemy exact?
Monk’s Bride is a sweet historical western romance.
Why did you write this book?
Monk was a secondary character in The Most Unsuitable Husband. I’ve received so many requests for Monk’s story that I decided to write him a happily-ever-after.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Western historical romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Taylor Stapleton from Julie Garwood’s Prince Charming
What are you working on at the moment?
Alexandra’s Awakening, book 2 of my Pearson Grove series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I’ll be releasing a Proxy Bride book titled Gideon on May 9, more of the Pearson Grove series throughout the year, and a Pinkerton Matchmaker book in August and in November.

Where to buy Monk’s Bride

Amazon universal link: http://mybook.to/Monk

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 small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards.
Website www.carolineclemmons.com
Blog http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com
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A Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond @merrybond #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyromanceMeredith Bond, 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 Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond

Genre: Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke?
Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past. The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster-father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn’t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society.
The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the “proper” way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he’s hired as his sister’s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much.
When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy?
It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.
Why did you write this book?
This is the first book of my new traditional Regency series, The Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society. With this series, I wanted to explore character tropes.
I love characters. For me they’re the reason I read. It’s why I love the romances of Julia Quinn, Mary Jo Putney, and Tessa Dare. They all have amazing characters who just fall in love with.
The characters of the LWWS (Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society) are all based on a traditional Regency character trope. I’ve got the “forthright widow”, an athlete, the joker, the stickler, a mushroom, a high-and-mighty duchess, etc. Eight characters because it takes four people to play whist, so two tables of whist (I felt four people would be too few). Each of the characters will have their own book, plus I added a ninth book to make three trilogies.
The first book of the series is a “Cindarella” story about the illegitimate daughter of the woman who founded the LWWS, Lady Norman. Her daughter, Tina Rowan, was raised by a foster-family in a little village, and wants to be a modiste (she’s a talented dress designer and seamstress). Her mother sponsors her and helps her start on her career, never once imagining that she would catch the eye of a handsome, cold-hearted duke who hires her to dress his younger sister.
Tina manages to melt the block of ice that is this duke’s heart and begins to dare to dream the impossible – that this man could one day be hers.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Regency romance, of course! But I also read just about every genre. I love mystery, fantasy, and even sometimes literary fiction. Every so often I’ll read a biography or history because it’s just another way to learn about people and their lives.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Falconer, the hero of MaryJo Putney’s Stolen Magic, Daphne Bridgerton, heroine of The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, and whatever I’m reading at the moment!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m just starting to write book 4 of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society, A Trick of Mirrors.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Next month, in May, Jack of Diamonds, Book 2 of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society will be released, and in June I’ll release Book 3, The Games She Played.

Where to buy A Hand for the Duke

Publisher: Anessa Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q822RKS
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131086919?ean=2940156472598
iBooks https://books2read.com/u/3nnDOP (proper links coming)
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/be/en/ebook/a-hand-for-the-duke

Meredith Bond Social Media

Meredith Bond’s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.
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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
Amazon http://amzn.com/B01MR9R868

Alexa Aston Social Media

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.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
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