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Category Archives: Modern Western

Romances set in the western US in contemporary times.

Read the series: Caught by the Cowboy Dad by Melinda Curtis @MelCurtisAuthor #RLFblog #SweetRomance #CleanRomance #SmallTownSeries #SeasonedRomanceA former Wall Street financier rediscovers his western roots and the true meaning of fatherhood in Melinda Curtis’ new sweet romance, Caught by the Cowboy Dad.

Melinda Curtis, 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.

Caught by the Cowboy Dad in the Mountain Monroe Series

Genre: small town sweet romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

This former cowboy’s planned his future, then love gets in the way!

Holden Monroe is focused on sending his son off to college until ex-girlfriend Bernadette Carlisle drops the bomb that she’s expecting their baby. The cowboy’s offer to do the right thing is an empty gesture to Bernadette. The successful doctor doesn’t believe Holden capable of settling down—she just wants a custody agreement. But an eventful road trip might just change everyone’s expectations!

Which book is this in the series?

This is Book 8 in the series, but each book stands alone.

How many books do you plan for the series?

I sold 12 books to Harlequin.

How many books are completed?

I just finished Book 10 – coming down the home stretch!

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Shane Monroe is the main staple of the series, but the three young cowboys he’s adopting are a warm and lighthearted mainstay.

What is the overall theme in this series?

Twelve siblings and cousins inherit a small town in remote Idaho. Now what?

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

Book 1: Kissed by the Country Doc
Book 2: Snowed in with the Single Dad
Book 3: Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy
Book 4: Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher
Book 5: Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen
Book 6: Charmed by the Cook’s Kids
Book 7: The Littlest Cowgirls
Book 8: Caught by the Cowboy Dad
Book 9: A Cowgirl’s Secret

What did you like best about writing this series?

When I began the series for Harlequin, I had Bridgerton in mind. I’ve always loved the series by Julia Quinn. Unlike her series, I have plot threads pulling things through. For example, in the first few books, there’s a myth about a stagecoach robber and hidden gold. In the next few books, there’s trouble because a twin switch led to secret babies with a movie star dad. And then we enter a revitalization of the town with efforts focusing on new business ventures. The last few books deal with the over-arching plot of the family’s involvement with the town moving forward. The twelve books take place over the course of a year.

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

I have a small town matchmaker series with Forever Romance (Sunshine Valley). And I write a rom-com series (The Kissing Test). Plus I’m part of a multi-author series set in fictional Christmas Town, Maine (all authors write for Harlequin Heartwarming).

Where can we find links for all your books?

I just launched a Welcome page on my website that describes a little about each series.

https://www.melindacurtis.net/welcome

Where to buy Caught by the Cowboy Dad

Amazon https://amzn.to/3c85xAO
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/caught-by-the-cowboy-dad-melinda-curtis/1137915396
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/caught-by-the-cowboy-dad/id1535792807
Google https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Melinda_Curtis_Caught_by_the_Cowboy_Dad?id=xAgDEAAAQBAJ
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/caught-by-the-cowboy-dad
Harlequin https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488074639_caught-by-the-cowboy-dad.html

 

Melinda Curtis Social Media

Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. A hybrid author, Melinda has over 60 titles published or sold, including 40 works to Harlequin, five to Grand Central Forever and two to Arc Manor, mostly sweet romance and sweet romantic comedies. One of her Harlequin books – Dandelion Wishes – was made into a 2020 TV movie – Love in Harmony Valley. She recently came to grips with the fact that she’s an empty nester and a grandma, concepts easier to grasp than movies made from her books or jet-setting on a potty.
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Have you read The Sheriff's Son by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance #western

Today’s featured book is The Sheriff’s Son, a contemporary western romance by Barbara White Daille.

The Sheriff’s Son

Genre: Contemporary romance
Book heat level: PG13
Why Is Tanner Jones Back In Town?
Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom, and when the new sheriff walks through her door holding her son by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she’s lost control. But can she control herself–and keep the secret she’s kept for so many years?
Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son–he lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he’s back in town doesn’t mean he can waltz into her life–and Kevin’s–to pick up where they left off. But Sarah can’t deny the feelings she still harbors for Tanner, and can’t deny how her son is benefiting from his attentions.
When Tanner finds out the truth, what is he going to do?

Where to buy The Sheriff’s Son

Publisher: Harlequin http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=55991
Amazon http://bit.ly/TheSheriffsSon-A
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sheriffs-son-barbara-white-daille/
Books-a-Million http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Sheriffs-Son/White-Daille-Barbara/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-sheriff-s-son-10

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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Coming Soon: The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #SmallTownRomanceThere’s no denying cowboys have a certain swagger according to Lorelei Confer in The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot.

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.

The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot by Lorelei Confer

Genre Small town western contemporary

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Janelle Franklin arrives in Saddle Creek, WY for a relaxing visit with her childhood friend and new mother. She also wants to fine-tune a secret passion, baking. But when she meets ranch manager, Carter Weaver, passion takes on a whole new meaning.

Carter excels at horse breeding but has a dark past that haunts him. When he meets Janelle, a woman he’s comfortable with, sparks fly. But his past thwarts their future together and after a heated debate, Janelle leaves without a word taking his heart with her.

When she calls him out of the blue, he rushes to meet her. But will she accept him with his past? Or will they both have to sacrifice a loveless future?

Where to buy The Cowboy and his Sweet Spot

Preorder now, releases March 16, 2021 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08Q7FFTZH/

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Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua, who are both her constant companions.
In 2010, her first novel, Deadly Deception was published, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, began with the first release, Rustlers and Romance in 2016. This series is set in the shadows of the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mentoring children years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.
After six years as a copy editor and two years as an editor at The Wild Rose Press, she ventured out on her own as an indie author.
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Read Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1) by Ronni Griffith @romanceronni #RLFblog #ContemporaryWesternRonni Griffith, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Stetson’s Lady.

Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1) by Ronni Griffith

Genre Contemporary Western/Cowboy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

He’s a man who has it all–but the lady he truly loves.

Mesa Stone left Maple Ridge to get away from her best friend’s overbearing, headstrong brother, Stetson McKane. She’s been head-over-heels in love with the sexy-as-sin cowboy since she was a little girl. Now she’s back–and drinking her sorrows away at the McKane’s annual BBQ–when she finds herself at the mercy of Stetson’s archrival.

Stetson knew Mesa was back in town, but what he didn’t expect was to find her in the arms of his nemesis. He’s been rescuing his little sister’s best friend, Mesa, since she was a tomboy in pigtails. To his amazement, the little girl who drove him crazy is all grown up and Stetson finds he doesn’t have the will power to resist her any longer.

Neither can deny the heat rising between them, but between his ex who won’t take no for an answer, and Blaine’s schemes of revenge, it seems Stetson and Mesa don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making it work.

But it’s true what people say about things being bigger in Texas–whether it’s a stubborn male ego, a heart full of love…or the red-hot attraction between two people who belong together.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

No. Right now I only write contemporary/western. Maybe as my writing career progresses I’ll venture out into more genres. Being from Texas, my three favorite types of men are, Oilmen, Cowboys, and Athletes. This being said, I’m a huge sports fan. I think it’d be kinda fun to venture out one day, and try my hand at something sports related. I guess time will only tell.

How do you come up with ideas?…

So, I have ideas pop in my head all the time. I’ve even woken up in the middle of the night with ideas. I can listen to music, watch a TV show, talk to people at the grocery store and walk away with an idea for my book. Some of them come from past and present situations I’ve been in. Some of my best ideas come to me when I’m in the shower (that’s always interesting to jump out of the shower to grab a pen and paper to jot the idea down before it’s gone forever). I’m a pretty observant person. Just watching and talking to people give me a lot of ideas. So the short answer, I get ideas everywhere I go and pretty much everyone I come in contact with. So, like I tell my family and friends, be careful what you say and do around me, because more than likely it’ll end up in a book of mine one of these days.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Writing, for me, gives me an outlet. It sounds crazy, but writing is kinda like playing my music. For the time I’m writing, I get to shut off the outside world and bury myself into the lives of my characters. I know they have their issues and things they have to go through before they get to their happily ever after, but they get there. I was an avid reader before stepping out and writing my own book. One thing I always appreciated about what authors do, is they gave me a few hours to escape everyday life. I’d like to think I give readers the same thing.

When did you write your first book?…

I spent five years on Stetson’s Lady before it was finally released. My book has been critiqued by other well known authors and close friends. It’s been edited several times and rewritten more than twice. The day my editor told me I should delete 20K words because it was way too long, I almost cried. I wrote “The End” in Maui, on November 5, 2016 and it was put out into the world on November 3, 2020. It’s a long road but one I’ll cherish forever. It’s amazing to me how fast book two is going when the first one took a long time.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather, for sure.

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? This is a hard one. It depends on which beach I’m at. If it’s tropical, for sure the ocean. If not, take me to the mountains.

City life or country life? I’m a born and raised country girl.

Party life or evening at home? Now-a-days, evening at home.

Dogs or cats? Dogs all the way.

Where to buy Stetson’s Lady (The Diamond Ring Book 1)

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Stetsons-Lady-Diamond-Ring-Book-ebook/dp/B08JNVCX39 *This title is available in Kindle Unlimited

Ronni Griffith’s Social Media

Ronni Griffith is a lifelong Native of Texas, an oilfield man’s wife of 26 years, mother to 3 amazing kids, and a “Honey” to 3 wonderful grands. She started her writing journey when her husband and niece convinced her to sit down and write the characters story that had taken up residence in her head. It’s been a learning experience from the beginning, but one she’ll cherish forever. When Ronni isn’t writing, you can find her riding on the back of her man’s Harley, watching football with her family, hanging out with her feathered friends in their coop and eating wings at her favorite wing bar.
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Read the contemporary western romance The Texan's Little Secret by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporary #westernToday’s featured book is The Texan’s Little Secret a contemporary romance by Barbara White Daille.

The Texan’s Little Secret by Barbara White Daille

Genre: Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Book 3 of the Texas Rodeo Barons

Hiding The Truth

Coming home might be the worst decision Carly Baron has ever made. Each minute on her family’s busy ranch is one minute closer to seeing him–her first love–the man who broke her heart seven years ago. While coming face-to-face with Luke Nobel again brings back painful memories, Carly quickly realizes there are other strong feelings just under the surface…

Luke would be a lot better off if Carly had stayed away. Being a single dad to an adorable two-year-old girl and managing the Roughneck is tough enough, but resisting the sparks that fly whenever he and Carly are together is near impossible.

But first she must tell him her secret. The truth could heal their past…or forever destroy their chances of becoming a family.

Where to buy The Texan’s Little Secret

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IWUA708/

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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Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
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Amazon Author Page http://bit.ly/azbwd

 

The Sheriff's Son by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryomance

Today’s featured book is The Sheriff’s Son, a contemporary western romance by Barbara White Daille.

The Sheriff’s Son

Genre: Contemporary romance
Book heat level: PG13
Why Is Tanner Jones Back In Town?
Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom, and when the new sheriff walks through her door holding her son by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she’s lost control. But can she control herself–and keep the secret she’s kept for so many years?
Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son–he lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he’s back in town doesn’t mean he can waltz into her life–and Kevin’s–to pick up where they left off. But Sarah can’t deny the feelings she still harbors for Tanner, and can’t deny how her son is benefiting from his attentions.
When Tanner finds out the truth, what is he going to do?

Where to buy The Sheriff’s Son

Publisher: Harlequin http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=55991
Amazon http://bit.ly/TheSheriffsSon-A
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sheriffs-son-barbara-white-daille/
Books-a-Million http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Sheriffs-Son/White-Daille-Barbara/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-sheriff-s-son-10

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.
Website https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbaraWDaille
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/barbarawhitedaille
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/529361.Barbara_White_Daille
Amazon Author Page http://bit.ly/azbwd

 

 

 

 
 
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