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Read the Space Opera Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #SciFiAs the host of this blog, occasionally it becomes my turn to be welcomed as an author. Instead, this time I’ll introduce Pietas, the hero of Origin of Pietas and let him answer the questions.

Pietas, what’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

I like fish, cooked over an open fire. There is nothing else like it.

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

I have a close friend who never seems to want anything but steak. When I pick a place to eat, it’s usually fast and easy. I dislike being in restaurants alone.

Describe the perfect vacation.

A day spent walking on the beach or hiking in the hills. I love the solitude and majesty of nature.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My twin sister and I were not permitted toys, but we each had an item that we kept hidden. Oddly enough, I can remember hers, but not mine. Hers was a bundle of old cloths that she had bound with string to form a doll. When we had rare free time, I would stand watch while she played “mommy”. Which is ludicrous, really. We never had much of a mommy, and as for a daddy — well, he was the reason I stood watch.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I find poetry uplifting and soothing. I have lived enough drama and action in my real life. I don’t want to read about that of others.

Where to buy Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos

Exiled to a barren world, the immortal king Pietas must learn to humble himself and ask for help–politely. Without assistance, he might spend an eternity alone, never finding the people he has already died over a thousand times to save.
The problem is, the only source of aid is a human, the very one who caused his exile in the first place.
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Read the paranormal Fay's Wish by Dee Carver @pmnp #RLFblog #Paranormal #RomanceDee Carver, 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.

Fay’s Wish by Dee Carver

Genre Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she’s successful, she will become queen. Her plight won’t be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.

Kyle, Shayla’s guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of magic.

Once that happens, nothing is impossible.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include reading, crafts, working in the garden and doing puzzle games.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I enjoy reading a variety of romance genres and fictional stories.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

When I am not asking Cindy (my editor and PM Inc Manager) for help, I often find myself at Barnes and Noble looking at books that are based on the same location as the story.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Johann Sebastian Bach or Ludwig van Beethoven

Where to buy Fay’s Wish

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Fays-Wish-Princess-Mortal-around-ebook/dp/B081QPMHW4/
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My name is Dee, I am a mother of 5 amazing children. My First Novel, La Roe’s was published in 2005 and nominated for the Golden Rose Awards the following year. It has been re-released and is available on Amazon thanks to the amazing editing help from Cindy, Personalized Marketing Inc manager. My Second Novel, Fay’s Wish was published in 2006 and will be re-released later this year.

My 3rd Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is currently being revised for future publication.I have also Ghost Written 2 additional books, and written hundreds of articles.I enjoy spending time with my children, being a grandmother, sitting down to a good book, and learning more about the career that has changed my life. I have been working online since 2005, beginning my journey as an Author, then a Reviewer, Freelance Publicist, and then found a love for websites, coding, most recently WordPress.

I hope that you have a great time while visiting and feel free to drop me a line on the Contact Page. I love hearing from Readers, Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Everyone Else.I am also the Owner and CEO of Personalized Marketing.
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Read the new SciFi Romance Flynn's Assassin by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceNJ Walters, 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.

Flynn’s Assassin by NJ Walters

Genre Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When mercenary and space trader Flynn Marks is approached by a woman in a seedy bar, he assumes she’s not just looking for a good time. He’s made enemies over the course of his life. With his family finally safe and settled, he’ll handle this latest threat on his own.

Cerena Phelps has been tasked with killing a man if she ever wants to see her teenage son again. While she’s no stranger to fights–being a woman bouncer is a tough job–she’s never killed a man. Her plan? Lure Flynn away from the bar, seduce him, and kill him when his guard is down. Not a hardship given her unexpected and intense sexual attraction for her target. When her attempt on Flynn’s life fails, they must learn to trust each other if they both hope to survive and rescue her son.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I love the beach! And not a sandy, sunny beach, but a rocky one filled with shells, driftwood, and treasures washed up by the waves. I have a small collection of beach glass I’ve gathered over the years. I love interesting rocks and shells. After a day beachcombing, I’d love to sit around a campfire and watch the night sky. And on bad weather days, I’d curl up with a good book or two.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read. No surprise there. I also enjoy going to movies. I’ll see over thirty a year in the theatre. I enjoy going to the afternoon shows when it’s quieter. I love a good yard sale or thrift store. It’s the search for that next “treasure.” Not necessarily anything worth money, but something I’ll love.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I read a lot of romance over different genres–contemporary, paranormal, futuristic, historical, suspense. It all depends on my mood. I like to mix it up. I also read nonfiction, some work related, but much of it is spiritual and personal growth books.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

That always depends on what I’m writing. Sometimes I’ll read nonfiction books to learn more about a place or a skill. I’ve used maps and guide books to become better acquainted with other counties and settings. I’ve used Google Maps to “walk” the streets of a city where I set a book. I’ve watched many YouTube videos. You can find almost anything you need online.

For example, when I wanted to research the Trans-Siberian Railway I viewed many YouTube videos posted by people who took the train trip. I wanted to see what the trains looked like and how they were broken down by class. I also bought a Russian guidebook (much like the one the heroine uses in the book) for language and travel information. I used all that information and more in Drakon’s Tear.

In a book like Flynn’s Assassin, which is futuristic, much of it came from my imagination. I have to be careful when creating worlds to stay consistent. It’s so much fun but a lot of work as I have to make notes about everything.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Flynn Marks is a dangerous space mercenary, so his ringtone would have to be badass. I’m thinking “Wrong Side of Heaven” by Five Finger Death Punch.

Where to buy Flynn’s Assassin

Publisher https://www.evernightpublishing.com/flynns-assassin-by-n-j-walters/
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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Read The Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche @MageelaTroche #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceMageela Troche, 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 Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

On a windswept Scottish Isle…

Many objects wash up on the shores of the rugged Isle of Mull. The Laird of Lochbuie never expected a pregnant wife to be included in that. Honorable Niall MacLean was wed to his childhood love when she died in childbirth. Now a widower, he struggles to get beyond his grief. Then a dear friend, Ermina Bruce pleaded for his help. His protective instinct came alive and he handfasted with Ermina to save her from an unsuitable marriage and one drunken night has led to forever after and a repeat of his past heartbreak.

The bonds of friendship…

Noble Ermina Bruce has loved Niall MacLean since he first fostered in her uncle’s home. But he loved another so she settled for the deep bonds of friendship. When her family arranged a marriage she didn’t want she knew Niall could save her from that miserable fate.

One night of passion…

That one night in Niall’s arms led to her pregnancy. Ermina has not told Niall of their secret baby. But his reaction isn’t her greatest fear. Her fear is even greater than the brave laird’s wrath. Every woman in her family has died in childbirth and all know the same fate awaits her. Once again, Ermina knows Niall is the only one who can save her. And if he fails, her last days shall be with the man she has loved since childhood.

Will love have a chance to come alive?

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

I love pizza. Nothing in this whole world is as perfect as pizza.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I’m dying to travel to Rome. Pizza, history and art—that sounds like perfection to me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toys were my crayons. They had to be the 64 Crayola crayons. You couldn’t rip off the paper or press too hard. And if the point broke I had to get a whole new box. One time when I lived in Florida, I wanted my crayons to get some sun and put them in the window. Of course, they melted. I cried and wailed until I got a new box.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I love reading. Of course, I read romance. But I love history and historical biographies. I also love mysteries. I hate reading anything that has a sad ending so I rarely read literary novels. I don’t want to be rooting for a character for them to die at the end. Real life has enough hardships and I don’t want to deal with that in book.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Since I write highlander historical romance, I read a lot of historical sources, primary and secondary. I also read biographies as well as academic papers.

Where to buy The Chieftain’s Secret

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SD9DKYJ/

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An Air Force brat, Mageela Troche has lived throughout the world then landed in New York City. She wanted to leave the same day she arrived. Yet, with her stubbornness, Mageela learned to like the place and the libraries were the main reason. Since she was a little girl, Mageela wanted to be an author and an actress, however, once in college, she changed her life plan in the pursuit of money. After all, college loans must be repaid.
With life’s twists and turns, she returned to writing and focused on the romance genre. Mageela Troche’s first break came when she sold a short story to a magazine. She sold two more before the publication of her historical romance novel, The Marriage Alliance. She has gone on to write four more novels and a novella.
Mageela is currently writing in the cramped corner of her Big Apple apartment. She is the proud owner of a Black-masked lovebird named Boobula. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found online at MageelaTroche.com
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Read Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #Fantasy #RomanceHelen Henderson, 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.

Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A forbidden love. An impossible quest. The accusation of witchcraft. Can love survive?

What history and time may conceal sometimes refuses to stay lost in memory. Windmaster Legend reveals the story behind the legend of the star-crossed lovers, Iol of the House of Cszabo and Pelra of the House of Pirri.

Fate conspired to keep Iol and Pelra apart. Friendship is allowed between members of competing trading houses, but nothing more. He loves the sea and wants his own ship. She hates the deep blue and has worked too hard to allow her dreams to be sidetracked by the lure of magic. Despite a beautiful woman on his arm every night, Leod wanted the one he couldn’t have—Pelra. His kin on the ruling council did more than put him on the fast track to his own ship. It provided him the power to fulfill his desires, or to ruin those who refused him.

Exiled to distant posts, given impossible challenges, and subject to Leod’s machinations, Iol and Pelra only have the hope of a future together to sustain them. But can their love survive the accusation of witchcraft?

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

First off, I want to state that I love scallops. Apologies to those of southern heritage, but to me seafood is shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Not catfish. However that is the fish staple in my neck of the woods so fried scallops are off the wish list. Instead, on the special occasion when I’m dining out, steak with a sweet potato loaded with cinnamon brown sugar and freshly churned butter fills the plate. For a healthier alternative to cake, a side dish of fried apples is split amongst those in attendance. If it is a really, really special night out and I’m at a certain steakhouse, instead of water, a desert drink will be splurged upon. Not to violate any trademark, the drink is described as a “Down under frozen wonder with peaches, schnapps, champagne, vodka and secret mixers.”

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

First off I have to state that my childhood was a long…long…time ago. The tire swing on the huge, old Weeping Willow tree doesn’t really count as a toy so I sent my mind rummaging amidst the fog. There was a Barbie doll case with both store-bought and handmade clothes for the winsome blond, jacks for inside games, and badminton racquet and birdie for outside. And, while they may not qualify as a “toy,” books, books, and more books is my answer to what was my favorite.

What are your hobbies?

Over the years I’ve dabbled in photography, sketching, and a little painting. Handicraft projects help keep fingers nimble and flexible. Beadwork, crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitch embroidery not only serve the physical purpose, they provide a creative outlet as well. These days between writing and caregiving, the only hobby I can claim is reading an occasional book.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I like to hang out with mages, fly with dragons and journey amidst the stars so science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres when I read for pleasure. When I want a change of pace, I pull historical fiction, especially tales of the Old West off the shelf.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Although the official question qualified “your latest book,” I didn’t want to make the Archmage of the World nor any of the other heroes I’ve written angry at me. I really try to remain on good terms with dragons. And it really didn’t matter as the same ringtones came to mind for almost all of them. The first tune is “The Lonely Man.” For those not familiar with it, “Lonely Man” is the haunting reprise played at the end of “The Incredible Hulk” television series as David Banner walks alone down the highway. The ringtone represents the hero’s desperation and his time alone.

Then there is the second triumphant ringtone when they hear a call and realize their searches may actually end. This need is fulfilled by “I Need A Hero.” Not because the hero comes to someone’s rescue. No, the heroine is quite capable of handling things on her own. However, she too is lonely and needs someone who is capable of fighting alongside her.

Where to buy Windmaster Legend

Publisher http://bookswelove.com/authors/henderson-helen-fantasy-romance/
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Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
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Read The Boardwalk by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #romance #mysteryKaren Cino, 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 Boardwalk by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romantic mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets. Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.

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

My favorite meal is anything with eggplant, turkey meatloaf and chicken cutlets.

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is going to Sicily and sitting on the beach with my feet in the water of the Mediterranean. Throwing a backpack on and walking the narrow cobblestone streets, visiting street fairs and markets.

What are your hobbies?

I’m pretty boring. I enjoy walking, reading and watching the Hallmark channel and HGTV. In the summer, I do gardening and especially enjoy my herb garden.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I read Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. In between I’ll read Stephen King for a change of pace.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I do a lot of research on the internet. I also go out and scope the area I’m writing about. I like to write about places where people can relate to. Since I moved down to the New Jersey Shore, I have moved my characters from the Staten Island Boardwalk down to the white sands of the shore.

Where to buy The Boardwalk

Publisher Mandolay Press

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Karen Cino is multi-published and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
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