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Category Archives: Sweet or Inspirational

A romance which contains no explicit or graphic content

Is It True: Blast from Her Past by Katy Eeten @KatyEeten #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Katy Eeten, author of Blast From her Past, a contemporary inspirational romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Blast from Her Past

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

After a disastrous failed engagement, Sydney Hampson is leaving her past—and her faith—behind to focus on her career instead. Following through with her new, albeit misguided, resolution proves easier said than done when former classmate, and reformed bully, Grant Williams signs on with her company, and they must work closely together.
Grant Williams gave up his teenage antics years ago, and now he’s looking forward to a future that includes a strong relationship with God. When he realizes he’ll be working with none other than Sydney Hampson—the girl he had a secret crush on throughout high school—he couldn’t be more thrilled. Until he discovers she’s not the same caring, compassionate woman she used to be.
When a business trip gone awry leaves the pair stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, Grant sees his chance to make things right and put their past wrongs behind them…if only Sydney can get over her distrust of men. And with a conniving coworker intent on destroying Sydney’s happiness, can she put her faith back in God and learn to trust in Grant before she loses her chance at happiness?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Yes.
this book is part of a series?
No, it’s a stand-alone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. I have a full-time job and two school-age kids, so I have to squeeze in writing sessions when I can – even late at night.
you did research for this book?
Yes, but only small stuff. For example, I had to find out if people in North Dakota call it “soda” or “pop,” what could cause a car to suddenly break down, and the distance between various locations in the Dakota states.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No. All humans.
this book has more than one genre?
No. It’s a straight-up Christian romance.
you speak more than one language?
No. I did take four years of Spanish in high school and two semesters in college, but that was a while ago and I’ve not put it to use.
you grew up where you live now?
Yes. I moved away for several years, but just last year I moved back and bought a house in the same city where I grew up.
you love to read?
Yes, but I don’t have a lot of time to do so and it takes a while for me to get sucked into a book. Once I am, I can’t put it down!
you are never late?
Well … I used to be overly punctual. Now that I have kids, I’m typically just on time (if I’m lucky!).
you love pizza?
Yes!
you love sushi?
No. Never had it and never want to. I’m not very adventurous and I don’t like seafood of any kind.
you have a pet?
No. Just two kids.

Where to buy Blast from Her Past

Publisher http://www.anaiahpress.com/
Amazon http://bit.ly/EetenBlast
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/BNEetenBlast
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/blast-from-her-past-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/787268

Katy Eeten Social Media

Katy Eeten lives in southeast Wisconsin with her husband and their two sons. She works full-time in the business world and considers writing to be her outlet. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys baking, taking walks, and spending time with her family. Blast from Her Past is Katy’s first published book.

Website https://katyeeten.wordpress.com/

Blog https://katyeeten.wordpress.com/blog/

Twitter https://twitter.com/KatyEeten

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/katy.lockwoodeeten

Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Katy-Eeten/e/B0796L1CVK/

 

Can it ever be too early for a Christmas romance? Not at Romance Lives Forever! Here are a selection of holiday romances sure to get you in the spirit for the season. Check out these books by authors of RLFblog. They are presented in alphabetical order by title. You’re welcome.

Christmas Romance Month

Every Saturday during December Romance Lives Forever will present holiday romances by various authors. Be sure to bookmark the blog and come back for more next week.

Book Rating

This week, all books are rated G or PG.

A Real Christmas

Christie Logan
Christmas hasn’t been the same for Allison Voss since losing her husband, but she’s determined to make it merry for her daughters’ sake. But the odds are against her. She’s between jobs and simply managing day to day is a struggle—until a stranger’s act of kindness changes everything.
Ward Haysgard is not a fan of Christmas. He’s seen plenty of greed and selfishness and not much good will toward men. But Allison’s plight touches him. As he gets to know her and her girls, they work their way into his heart. A heart he thought had hardened long ago.
As the holiday approaches, an old secret threatens their growing closeness. Allison concentrates on giving her girls “a real Christmas” with gifts and treats, but she and Ward will both discover that the only thing that makes Christmas real is the love of family and friends.
Rating: PG
Amazon http://a.co/fimHffj

A Romance for Christmas

Kayelle Allen

A sweet feel-good holiday romance that reaffirms all you love about Christmas. It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves was lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.
Rating PG
Amazon https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Christmas Crush

Mickie Sherwood
Although Ashley Wagner feels more like Scrooge than Santa, she keeps her promise and accompanies her sister back home for a Christmas wedding. Her three-day weekend is off to a rocky start, thanks to the unexpected run-in with her womanizing ex-husband, and his very pregnant new wife. She manages to get away with her dignity intact, but later, with old wounds ripped open, the professional crisis manager ends up in the middle of her own life-altering predicament.
Then, sports journalist Craig Johnston, wheels to her rescue.
Will Ashley spend Christmas brooding over bitter memories? Or will Craig, a dynamic paraplegic, present the deserving divorcée with a gift she can’t resist?
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Crush-Bayou-Love-Romances-ebook/dp/B00QQFBW1Y/

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain

Laura Strickland
For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmastime-Donners-Mountain-Laura-Strickland-ebook/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Crystal Creek Christmas

Laura Haley-McNeil
When a blinding snowstorm shuts down the Crystal Creek Ranch’s cattle operation, the Whitlochs have one mission – save the cattle. ER doc Jake Whitloch joins in the rescue, but the form he finds in a snowdrift is no cow. It’s a woman, a woman who consumes his thoughts despite that two carat diamond sitting on her ring finger.
Noelle Beaupré thanks the rugged doctor for rescuing her from freezing to death and the Whitlochs for taking her into their home, but now it’s time for her to leave the ranch. She longs to stay with the man who’s determined to protect her, but she doesn’t dare. Her deadly secret is in hot pursuit. Any delay and she’ll endanger the family who opened their home to her.
Noelle leaving Crystal Creek Ranch? Jake can’t let her go, but how can he convince her he’ll to anything to keep her safe?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Creek-Christmas/dp/1505698561/

Last Chance Christmas, A Fairfield Corners Novella

LA Remenicky
From the outside, Brent Halston and Jordan McKenna had the perfect life: the house, the dog, fulfilling careers, and their love. However, Jordan’s past refused to leave her alone, threatening to destroy all they had built together. Without explanation, Jordan pushed Brent out of her life, leaving him devastated and confused. In an attempt to start over, Brent relocated to Fairfield Corners, bought an extravagant house, and mourned the loss of his Jojo. To keep herself from drowning in her own grief, Jordan gave everything she had to her career as a doctor, running the free clinic on the rough side of town. As the holiday season approached, a frantic phone call from Jordan’s brother pulled Brent back into Jordan’s life, giving them the opportunity to reconnect. Battling the past and present, can their love survive secrets and betrayal? Would this be their last chance Christmas?
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRZK0Z4

Once Upon a Christmas Moon

Christine Young, Genie Gabriel, and CL Kraemer
Twelve Days To Love
When Archer Steele shows up at Calanthe Durand’s failing plantation with
an alligator over his shoulder, Cali thinks she’s never seen a more
handsome man. Independent and self-sufficient, she vows to never marry. But Archer has different ideas. The first time Archer sees Cali in town, he feels an instant attraction. He decides he will convince the beautiful Calanthe he is worthy of her love. During the weeks before Christmas, he gives her twelve gifts in hopes she will fall in love with him.
Boots And Blades
An ancient evil from the old country has arrived in the high desert of
Oregon. Gnome children are vanishing then re-appearing, showing various
stages of traumatization. Tiamoon, warrior gnome, will put her skills to
use alongside Killian, a handsome warrior, also in need of a cause.
Christmas Pawsibilities
With their world destroyed and their space ship malfunctioning, the
dogizens of Planet Canid have little choice but to crash land on Earth.
They face tortuous experiments at the hands of the Geeks in Green…or
they can trust an eccentric inventor and his zany family to deliver the
Canine Queen’s puppies and help them celebrate new lives.
Rating PG
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Christmas-Christine-Young/dp/1979071098/

Reindeer Wars

Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?”
Rating PG
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Reindeer-Wars-ebook/dp/B009P6HWHO

Santa to the Rescue

Adele Downs
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.
Rating PG
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Rescue-Entangled-Bliss-Adele-ebook/dp/B00G1IM260/

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Melissa McClone
Lizzy Hamilton wants to skip Christmas this year. Working as a nurse while holding her marriage to an Army Ranger together has drained her energy and joy. She’s a pro at caring for others, but she needs someone to look out for her, too. However, when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mitch, asks if she’ll spend the holidays with him–just as friends–so he won’t be alone, she can’t say no because, other than his platoon, she’s the only family he has.
Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton wants only one Christmas gift–his wife. Frequent deployments and training exercises sent him away from home, and he had no idea how taken for granted Lizzy felt until she asked him for a divorce two months ago. Now his mission is to show his wife he’ll do anything to save their marriage. He only hopes his plan to win her back with a holiday vacation to Indigo Bay, a coastal resort town, works. He can’t–won’t–lose Lizzy forever.
Rating G
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776ZDH46/

The Unlikely Santa

Leigh Michaels
In the retail business, Christmas isn’t a holiday, it’s an endurance contest – and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he’s the perfect candidate to fill Santa’s red velvet suit.
Brandi’s new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he’s enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she’d like to find under her tree on Christmas morning – if only she wasn’t so certain that Zack is hiding something.
The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year.
Rating G
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Unlikely-Santa-ebook/dp/B00F6LL1Y2

See you next week for more Christmas Romance!

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One Week to Win Her Boss by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #sweetromanceToday’s featured book is One Week to Win Her Boss, a sweet romance by Barbara White Daille.

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude.

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for.
Genre Sweet romance
Book heat level: PG13
Entangled Publishing https://entangledpublishing.com/one-week-to-win-her-boss.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJ7SNN
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1127274067
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/one-week-to-win-her-boss/id1299758237
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/one-week-to-win-her-boss

Giveaway

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Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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