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Category Archives: Suspense

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

Is It True: A Dose of Danger by Kim McMahill @kimmcmahill #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

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, Kim McMahill, author of A Dose of Danger, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

A Dose of Danger by Kim McMahill

Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When researcher Grace Talbot and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss they are targeted by a group dedicated to controlling a diet product industry worth billions. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, A Dose of Danger is my eighth romantic adventure/suspense novel
this book is part of a series?
Yes, A Dose of Danger is the first novel in the Risky Research Series, A Taste of Tragedy is the second, and the third, A Foundation of Fear, will release sometime this summer.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes, waking up in the middle of the night with the perfect next scene is not that uncommon for me.
you did research for this book?
Yes, I had to learn a lot about diet drugs, nutrition research, the FDA, and the anatomy of pigs.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes, most of the book is set on a ranch, so there are a lot of animals involved. A couple loyal dogs and a pig play significant roles.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, the book has suspense, action, romance, and could also fall in the crime fiction genre
you speak more than one language?
No, but I wish I could. I took German in High School and Spanish in college and the extent of my vocabulary is to inform those speakers that I don’t speak their language.
you grew up where you live now?
No, I currently live in Colorado, but grew up north of the border in Wyoming.
you love to read?
Absolutely. I have an eclectic reading list including non-fiction and fiction, but my first love is action, adventure, and just a dash of romance.
you are never late?
No, at least not very often.
you love pizza?
Yes, my favorite is pepperoni and green chili and the thinner the crust the better. I even make my own in the summer when I have fresh tomatoes for my homemade sauce, but I have figured out how to get the crust as thin as I’d like.
you love sushi?
Yes, but I prefer the non-raw varieties.
you have a pet?
No, I probably will get another dog one day, but I’m still grieving the passing of my pup of fifteen years.

Where to buy A Dose of Danger

Publisher Prism Book Group
Barnes and Noble

Kim McMahill Social Media

Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. Along with writing novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology. Kim currently resides in Colorado, and when not writing, she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.
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Tatia's Tattoo, a legal thriller by Linda Brendle @LindaBrendle #RLFblog #LegalThrillerLinda Brendle, 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.

Tatia’s Tattoo by Linda Brendle

Genre Legal Thriller
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
As a successful D.C. lawyer, Tatia’s mission in life was to destroy the sex trafficking trade in small-town America. She knew where to find it. She’d been there. With only apathetic foster parents to protect her, she fell prey to the local pimp. Trapped in the sordid underbelly of a small Texas town, she survived by sheer will. Her friendship with her fellow victim Cindy was the only light of humanity in the darkness until she saw a familiar face. Would Mrs. G, a mama bear of an attorney, still think she had strength and potential? Would Jesse, the young Christian tattoo artist and biker, still look at her with a twinkle in his eyes? Or would they both see only the mark of shame Eric had etched onto her forearm?

Where to buy Tatia’s Tattoo

Tatia’s Tattoo is scheduled to be released on or around July 1. I had hoped it would be available for pre-order by the time this posted. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Watch for details as soon as it is available.

Linda Brendle Social Media

I’m a life-begins-at-fifty kind of gal. I earned my Bachelors Degree at 51, I learned to ride a motorcycle at 55, and I published my first book, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, after I began collecting Social Security.
After fifteen years of caring for my parents, David and I moved to a tiny town in East Texas where I work part-time at my church, garden when the notion strikes, tend to the whims of the feral cat who took over our home in 2015, and write about all of the above.
I’ve been a blogger for a decade and a correspondent for our local newspaper for six years. My 2nd memoir, Mom’s Long Good-Bye: A Tale of Alzheimer’s, Grief, and Comfort, is due out later this year.
A common theme of all my books is “the least of these.” My experiences as a caregiver taught me that the aging and those suffering from dementia can definitely by called “the least of these.”
Several years ago a presentation at my church made me keenly aware of another group of “the least of these” – victims of child sex trafficking, especially in small-town America. That awakening led to the writing of Tatia’s Tattoo, due for release on or around July 1.
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Only Ever You by Olivia Night @ONightLikes2Wrt #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomanticSuspenseOlivia Night, 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.

Only Ever You (Mountain Siege Series #1) by Olivia Night

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Cooper and Emma are childhood sweethearts whose lives change irrevocably after a tragic car accident. The emotional fallout finds both of them distant and grieving, though no less in love with one another. In a perfect world they would have had the ability to work through this awful time in their lives together. But, instead, they go their separate ways. Neither expecting to find happiness without the other.
Four years later they find themselves thrown back together. Emma, a middle school English teacher is witness to a murder. Cooper, now detective with the Asheville PD, steps in to work on the case.
As the man, who committed the murder, sets Emma in his sights Cooper and Emma embark on a deeply emotional and difficult journey as they try to find their way back to each other.
But the murder is only the first wave of the coming tsunami. The man after Emma is part of an illegal organization, The Ridgeliners. The powerful group has swept through the South. Each city buckling under its pressure. With the Liners comes drugs, guns and prostitution. Now, they want Asheville.
Cooper must protect Emma, race against time to hold the Liners’s back from taking over his city and together they must face down their past and the demons that came in their wake.
Only Ever You is an exciting, devastating and emotional read.
Why did you write this book?
As I was cleaning one Saturday And So It Goes by Billy Joel came on my Pandora. The song made me pause and think about what it must be like to suffer real, deep loss. And from those thoughts Cooper and Emma emerged. I ended up writing the first thirty pages to their story that weekend. Apparently they had been waiting around for me to tell their tale.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romantic suspense, of course!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Anne Shirley. I love her spunk, her ceaseless wonder of the world and her perspective.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am finishing up book four in this series and have also begun a third series that is Romantic suspense/military.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
You should look for books two, Love You Forever and book three, Their Only Choice over the summer and the final book in this series, First and Last will hit stores sometime in the fall.

Where to buy Only Ever You

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Olivia Night Social Media

Olivia Night, a fictional character herself, has always been an avid reader and writer. She found the romance genre in college and has never been able to get enough. One sleepless night, the main characters of Book One in her Men of FTI series sprang from her head fully formed. They demanded she tell their story; so she did. As they revealed themselves, so did two other intriguing characters. Those characters convinced her to give them their own books because their stories were worth telling too. And so Olivia suddenly became a romance author. When Olivia is not writing, she has the best job in the world, which, too, will remain a secret. In her free time, she reads, write, drinks wine, or is, most likely, out emulating Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Olivia lives in one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the U.S.—Baltimore. She lives with her cat, which she is convinced was a gladiator in his past life. Olivia plans to continue being awesome at this thing called life. Really, that’s her only goal.


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