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Category Archives: Suspense

Romantic suspense or thrillers provide readers with heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and/or anxiety.

Help review a #RomanticSuspense - Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #ReviewHot urban romance, an Arresting Onyx novel by Amber Daulton. Will his old gang and a parole officer tear them apart? Finding love with the wrong woman, the theme of Arresting Mason. Amber, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us where we can read and review Arresting Mason.

Arresting Mason by Amber Daulton

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.

Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.

When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

Where to read and review Arresting Mason

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Review for free on BookSprout https://booksprout.co/arc/45857/arresting-mason (limited copies available)

Formats available: PDF, mobi, epub

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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
Amber lives in North Carolina with her husband and four demanding cats.
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Know Samantha Kincaid from Finding Hope by Donna Kaye @donnakayewriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PTSDWounded in Afghanistan, Samantha Kincaid works to overcome her PTSD and build a new life for herself in Donna Kaye’s new romantic suspense, Finding Hope. Ren Garrett found peace in Spencer Colorado, but his past threatens to destroy his new life.

Donna, 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 Finding Hope.

Finding Hope by Donna Kaye

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Her life will never be the same.

Injured in Afghanistan, Samantha Kincaid is struggling physically and emotionally. She’s come to Spencer to create a new life, but can’t escape the nightmares and panic attacks that follow her.

Is the peace he’s found too good to be true?

After a couple years of being unsettled following his stint in the Army, Ren Garrett found a place to belong. Now his past has reared its unforgiving head. Accused of taking the daughter he can’t claim, he must exonerate himself by finding her.

Know the Heroine from Finding Hope

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

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

Read a good mystery or cuddle up with her guy, Ren.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Samantha’s favorite is chocolate cake.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

You’ll usually find Samantha in jeans or khakis and a comfortable t-shirt short or long sleeve depending on the weather.

Does she know how to fix things?

Samantha has done some remodeling. Her most recent project involved installing new drywall at her Aunt Gladys’ house.

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

Samantha is a Marine veteran dealing with PTSD and injuries she received from an IED explosion. She’s dealt with a lot of challenges over the past year and a half. She had to work hard to find her new normal and along the way she hurt people when she lashed out in frustration at her limitations. Especially at the beginning. One incident hurt her Mom’s feelings and Samantha felt lower than a slug after the incident.

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

She’s normally a quiet and reserved person, but if the child looks scared Samantha will try to put them at ease by talking to them.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

That depends on whether or not she had a good night. If she didn’t sleep well you don’t want to talk to her until she’s had a least one cup of coffee.

Can she use chopsticks?

She used them as a kid, then she got out of the habit. She needs to practice again, because her current attempts have been pathetic.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

She drinks her coffee black when she drinks it. Chai tea and hot chocolate are also her drinks of choice. What she’s drinking depends on the time of day and her mood.

What apps would she have on her phone?

The normal ones for google, her camera, spider solitaire, Instagram and Facebook. She’d rather talk to a person face-to-face than text or post on Facebook.

Android or iPhone?

Android. That’s what her first phone had and she never felt the need to learn a new operating system.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Pierced ears. She wears basic stud earrings most of the time, but has some fancy earrings for when she goes to parties or on dates.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. She admires tattoos on other people, but has never felt the need to get one herself.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She drives an SUV for personal use.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle whenever possible. She’s seen too many places around the world with major trash issues. She wants to do her part to save the planet and its resources.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Finding Hope

Publisher Aspen Gold Series
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Hope-Aspen-Gold-Book-ebook/dp/B08F4MSHQG/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-hope-donna-kaye/1137428120?ean=2940164426248
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/finding-hope-53
Books2Read https://books2read.com/FindingHope

Donna Kaye Social Media

Accountant by day, author by night Donna Kaye has a passion for storytelling. Donna credits her love of reading to her fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Wrich. A prolific reader, her eclectic taste in reading means her bookshelves are filled with everything from sweet romance to erotica.
When not at the keyboard or reading, you can find her with loved ones on a road trip, at the movies, at a playhouse enjoying a live theater production, or at a restaurant enjoying great food with family or friends. The tales she spins are filled with love, laughter and the occasional dead body. She’d love to hear from you!
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Read the series: Saddle Creek by Lorelei Confer@loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #ModernWesternLorelei Confer introduces the Saddle Creek series with heart throbbing romance and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Lorelei, 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 series.

Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots in the Saddle Creek series

Genre romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Veronica (Ronnie) Travis accepts the challenge to move from Miami, FL to Saddle Creek, WY to manage her aunt’s legacy; Travis B&B. With no money in the bank to pay bills, but an updated and posh home, Ronnie’s suspicious of her aunt’s possibly clandestine activities.

Sheriff Mitch Rogers, a permanent non-paying guest at the B&B is convinced the late owner was hiding something from him. When her niece arrives to take over, he believes she knows something, but she isn’t ready to share until….

Blackmail, attempted murder, fugitives, lying wives, kidnapped parents, and home invasions interfere with the investigation of illegal money and surreptitious actions. Ronnie faces the probable seizure of the B&B, a huge sacrifice and her late aunt’s legacy left in her hands. Thanks to Ronnie, the Sheriff arrests a long-time fugitive, as well as one of his own deputy’s for attempted murder.

Ronnie saves the day connecting the dots between Aunt Sally’s activities and the actions of the fugitive; Sally’s meticulous recordkeeping verifies the actions of all involved.

Who wins? When Rosie’s Diner becomes a crime scene, the entire town changes.

Which book is this in the series?

The 4th

How many books do you plan for the series?

At least two more plus another Christmas Trilogy

How many books are completed?

Six

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Four young men who were close friends since childhood.

What is the overall theme in this series?

The camaraderie and loyalty of four males, close friends since childhood, as they slide into adulthood.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

Rustlers and Romance, An Uptown Girl and A Cowboy, Secrets and Deceptions, Moonlight Kisses and Mugshots, A Saddle Creek Christmas Romance: A Trilogy,

First Christmas and a Second Chance Romance.

What did you like best about writing this series?

Read the series: Saddle Creek by Lorelei Confer@loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #ModernWesternThe bantering of the four guys when they would all come together to help one of them. They know each other so well, and offer advice based on years of loyalty, understanding, friendship, and integrity.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

I’ve written three Christmas novellas as part of a Christmas Trilogy for this year, similar to last year. And also, another full novel of two secondary characters who have a mutual attraction, working title is Partners and Perils.

I’ve also written the Deadly series, six books, about human sex trafficking. As well as a couple other miscellaneous novellas.

Where can we find links for all your books?

https://www.amazon.com/Lorelei-Confer/e/B004HX4G6K/

Where to buy Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/bMPwo7

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08964Q92V

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.
In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
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Moonlight Kisses and MugShots by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLorelei Confer punches it up in romantic suspense Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots when Ronnie has to sacrifice everything. Lorelei, 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.

Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots by Lorelei Confer

Genre romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Veronica (Ronnie) Travis, Miami policewoman, now a Saddle Creek, WY Sheriff’s Deputy and the new owner of Travis B&B, thanks to her late Aunt Sally, who leads her on a scavenger hunt to discover her illegal activities.

Sheriff Mitch Rogers, a permanent non-paying guest at Travis B&B is convinced the late owner of the B&B had secrets; big ones. And hopes to find out what it is from his new deputy, Ronnie, If he can only keep it professional between them.

After Rosie’s Diner becomes a crime scene with an ensuing investigation, Ronnie has to sacrifice everything she’s come to love and treasure, but is Mitch included? Or is Ronnie leading Mitch on a wild goose chase just like her Aunt Sally?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Lasagna with salad and all my family

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

Grouper grilled

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

Kurt Russel/Sam Elliott

Describe the perfect vacation.

An RV traveling to NC, then PA then west, where we’d stay at all our favorite locations we’ve visited over the years.

What are your hobbies?

scrapbooking and geanology

Where to buy Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08964Q92V

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-kisses-and-mugshots-lorelei-confer/1137259871

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1521486744

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/moonlight-kisses-and-mugshots

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.
In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
Website www.loreleiconfer.com
Blog www.loreleiconfer.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/loreleiconfer
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Is It True: Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman @kelownawriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PNRBeverley Bateman’s new romantic suspense with a paranormal twist is set in New Orleans, amid jazz, ghosts and a corrupt justice system. With the assistance of visions, voodoo and a special dog, can she find love with a cop, solve a murder and survive the death threats?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Beverley Bateman, author of Death Southern Style, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman

Genre Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. I’ve written several series and other standalone book.

this book is part of a series?

No, not this one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. Actually, I usually solve my problems while I sleep. I think about the scene or character and what the challenge is and go to sleep. In the morning I wake up and often I have my answers.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I usually do research. For this book I researched New Orleans, history, police corruption, voodoo, ghosts and culture traits. I did the research online, online groups and with a visit to New Orleans.

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

Yes. There is a dog. Sorry, can’t say any more.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a contemporary, romantic suspense with paranormal elements.

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I’m Canadian and still live here but I was born in Alberta, moved to British Columbia and recently moved back to Alberta, but a different town.

you love to read?

Yes. I love romantic suspense, JD Robb and a lot of self-pubbed authors. I also enjoy murders, suspense and biographies. I usually read before I go to bed.

you are never late?

Not usually. I have a good sense of time, but occasionally detours and traffic can throw me off. so

you love pizza?

Yes. Chicken fajita pizza is awesome. And so is bacon and shrimp.

you love sushi?

Yes. I love California rolls and tempura.

you have a pet?

Yes. I have a 10-year-old, overweight rescue dog. Benji is a Poochon – part poodle, part bichon.

Where to buy Death Southern Style

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VRC1WR/

Beverley Bateman Social Media

Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She recently moved from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada. Instead of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains she has ranches, farmers and a close community. She lives there with her husband and her Bichon-poodle rescue dog. During the cold Alberta winters, she snowbirds to Arizona and does glass fusion, watercolor painting and plays the ukulele besides working on her latest romantic suspense. Hunted, Missing and Targeted are part of her Montana series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.
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Read Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA one night hook-up brings two people together in Bernadette Jones new Romantic Suspense, Stay A Little Longer. The only thing a healer and an assassin have in common is death. Can they keep each other alive when the past comes for revenge?

Bernadette, 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 Stay A Little Longer

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The Healer

Doctor Gage Ewing is on the run from a past he can never forget. No matter how many people he saves in hospitals or on the crime-ridden streets, he can never be forgiven for the one who died. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be another temporary stop on his neverending road. But he made a mistake. He got involved.

The Assassin

IrishMist “Ivy” Vaughn has been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve, trained with warrior skills to be whatever is demanded of her. No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be a place to bury her past and start over. Will they let her walk away?

The only thing a healer and an assassin have in common is death.

Know the Hero from Stay A Little Longer

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

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

Doc Gage Ewing, would walk to the Wild Card Saloon and hang out with friends, nursing a beer and playing a little gin rummy.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Sushi for a snack. But if he’s been working out he goes for anything pasta.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

At work he wears his scrubs which are also comfortable around the house. Sweats when he works out. When he goes to town, he likes worn jeans and a flannel shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

Self taught, doing handyman tasks around his home are a welcome distraction from his life as an ER Doctor.

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

He’s made a couple bad mistakes that sent him on the run. His guilt is a constant reminder of what he doesn’t deserve.

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

He loves children. He is calm and lets them approach him first. He would crouch down to get to their level.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

As an ER doctor, he’s used to waking up alert and ready to go. But when his woman is with him, he likes to cuddle and wake her slowly.

Can he use chopsticks?

Like a pro.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

Hot, strong coffee with nothing to mess up the flavor. He is a little bit of a coffee snob.

What apps would he have on his phone?

Everything except games.

Android or iPhone?

Iphone

Beard or clean-shaven?

Clean shaven, but if he’s off work for a couple of days he lets it go.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Gold earring in his left ear, nipple pierced, tattoo sleeves, chest and back.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal truck, but prefers his Harley.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stay-a-little-longer-bernadette-jones/1137011494
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/stay-a-little-longer/id1513487996
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stay-a-little-longer-9
Universal https://books2read.com/u/bMPQqX

Bernadette Jones Social Media

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.
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