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Read the new #PNR Hard Lust by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #ReverseHaremTina Donahue, 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.

Hard Lust by Tina Donahue

Genre: PNR Reverse Harem

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

Three sexy demons–what’s a girl to do?

Don’t ever trust a demon. Unfortunately, Megan has learned that lesson too late. The deal she made to save her sister’s life has landed her in hell temporarily and about seventy years early. And now she has three sexy demons trying to tell her what to do.

Nope. Not going to happen.

These guys have never had to deal with such defiance. Andros figures she’s due for some erotic discipline, which he’ll happily provide. Racan’s pure alpha, his hardcore plans include bondage and submission. Quiet yet intense, Vespar expects endless kink to spice up their carnal play.

Who would have ever expected she’d end up falling for them? Too bad demons can’t be trusted…because someone is trying to kill the magic and threatening her stay in this lusty world.

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

Anything, and I do mean anything, Mexican. It’s my hands down fave. I love that cuisine to the exclusion of everything else. Even the chips and salsa at the beginning of the meal makes my blood race.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Being in a balmy locale (think Caribbean) with a caressing breeze, sun, the air scented by flowers and the sea, and me with a book. No people. No noise. No loud music. No barking dogs. Ahhh, such solitude is like heaven for me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I liked dolls, but craft projects sent me over the rainbow. Anything I could create, color, put together, then wear (ala jewelry) kept me busy for hours.

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

Believe it or not, I don’t read a lot of romance during my time off, unless it’s from my fave authors. Those are usually erotic romcoms and PNR. Other times, I love dark, dystopian stories like The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood. Or my all-time fave The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) by Larsson. I love books that make me think and consider what’s going on in the world. A plot with substance to it.

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

I read everything I need to in order to become an ‘expert’ on whatever I have in the plot. For example, in Hard Lust, my heroine sold her soul to save her sister from a medical catastrophe that she couldn’t afford when it came to treatments, ongoing medications, etc. I had to learn what the state offered in terms of helping out. It’s little things like that you have to be careful about. If you get it wrong, some fan will call you up on it and rightfully so.

Where to buy Hard Lust

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/hard-lust.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089F9L6B5/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53440055-hard-lust

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Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.
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Fated Desires by Becky Flade @BeckyFlade #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseBecky Flade, 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.

Fated Desires by Becky Flade

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, isn’t looking for anything but a casual, friendly fling. Prickly divorcee Jenna Gavin isn’t even looking for that. But the more she tries to keep Gabe at arm’s length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. When friendship grows complicated and mutual desire just isn’t enough, will love be worth the risk?

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

Broiled salmon, loaded baked potato, spinach and cold Granny Smith apple slices.

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

The vampire Cian from Nora Roberts “Circle Trilogy”

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is at the beach. I’d love to rent a small house with a porch that looks out on the ocean, where I can sit in the morning with my coffee and the salt air.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was a Miss Piggy hand puppet in her purple dress with silver gloves.

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

John Fogerty’s “Centerfield”

Where to buy Fated Desires

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Flade_Becky/fated-desires.htm
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/B07XWB8J8P
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fated-desires-becky-flade/1126372054?ean=2940163336067
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/fated-desires/id1480015801
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fated-desires-3
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/958285

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When I was little, I thought everyone had stories in their head. I didn’t find out that wasn’t the case until kindergarten. I remember thinking that was sad; and that I should share the ones I had. I asked my teacher for help. I had her cut, fold and staple the paper into a suspiciously book-like shape. Then I drew the cover art and illustrated the interior pages. Finally, and most importantly, I dictated the text. And violà … a writer was born.
It took thirty years for me to get from that first attempt to published author. I think the road thus far has added some depth and experience to my writing. At the very least I learned I shouldn’t ever do my own illustrations.
A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my two beautiful daughters and my two grandsons who make every day a blessing.
Making my own dreams come true, one happily ever after at a time.
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Read the romantic Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #Romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

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

I’m Indian and my favourite family meal and comfort food is homemade chicken biryani.

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

I enjoy continental food and my go-to meal when I dine out is a chicken steak with mashed potatoes.

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

Kaleb Krychek from Heart of Obsidian.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Lazing by the pool with a good book in any hotel anywhere in the world.

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

Romance. Always romance. I enjoy lighter reads like chicklits and humour but romance is always my first choice.

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters

Amazon https://amzn.to/2IYNG04

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Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
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Read Jugnu (The Firefly) by Ruchi Singh @ruchiwriter #RLFblog #romanceRuchi Singh, 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.

Jugnu (The Firefly) by Ruchi Singh

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Zayd Abbas Rizvi, out on parole, wants to escape the suspicious eyes of the world and concentrate on rebuilding his future. He zeroes in on Kasauli, a small, quaint hill town.

Contrary to his expectations though, he is unable to find peace in the skirmish around the guest house, the antics of a three-year-old, and the deep, sad eyes of his mother. As he battles the demons of his past, falling in love is not in Zayd’s plan…

Ashima’s life is a long, tiresome struggle, until a tall, tattoo flaunting stranger registers in her guest house. Hoping against hope for a ray of sunshine in her life, unbridled attraction to a stranger is not what Ashima bargains for…

Will Zayd and Ashima be able to forego their past and embrace their present, even when they know that if things went wrong, all they’ll be left with is a broken heart and painful memories?

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

Arrabiata Pasta

Describe the perfect vacation.

Lying on a beach with no one around except a book and a tall glass of Mojito

What are your hobbies?

Reading and classical dancing

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

Romantic Thriller

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

Mostly the research is on the wonderful Internet. I read news articles and blogs related to the theme or the plot. For crime and weapon related stuff I go to various Forensic sites and Wikipedia. A few times I have bought books for espionage related information.

Where to buy Jugnu (The Firefly)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XQGKJ55

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Author of the bestselling romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’, Ruchi Singh is an IT professional and novelist. Her other notable published novels are ‘Jugnu (Firefly)’ and ‘Guardian Angel’. Winner of TOI Write India Season 1, Ruchi also publishes short stories under ‘Hearts and Hots’ series, besides being a contributing author to many anthologies.
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Read the new release in the Aspen Gold Series, Sleepin' Alone by Bernadette Jones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseBernadette Jones 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.

Sleepin’ Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense/ New Adult

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hunter Lawe rides the narrow line between enforcing the law and breaking it. An undercover cop, he witnesses the worst of human trafficking and drugs. But lies and betrayal are not nw to him. He learned his lessons well from his mother and then the woman who claimed to love him. There is only one thing he still believes in. Revenge.

Ruby Leigh Dupree is on the run from a past she can’t remember to a place she doesn’t know. Waking up in her car, broken and bloody, the same refrain echoes over and over in her head. Run. Hide. Don’t look back. You’ll be safe in Spencer, Colorado. After a month in hiding in the quiet little town, her body has healed but the night terrors persist. When Hunter Lawe says he has the answers, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. Will they lead to her past or her death?

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

Fettuccini Alfredo with mushrooms. I’m vegetarian and this is always safe.

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

I have several. But my current one is Gunner from M. Merin’s book titled Gunner, Northern Grizzlies. He’s not handsome, but he loves his woman completely and would do anything for her. My kind of boyfriend!!

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Books. We moved a lot ! Toys came and went. But my favorite books I could keep and I could always find a library.

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

Pretty much what I like to write. Sexy Romantic suspense, New Adult, Women’s Action Adventure.

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

I’m a google junkie. Right now I’m researching hard core training equipment for the hero/heroine in my next book, Stay A Little Longer.

Where to buy Sleepin’ Alone, Aspen Gold Series book 6

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZXLJCM8
Barnes and Noble https://books.apple.com/us/book/sleepin-alone/id1486037349
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/sleepin-alone/id1486037349
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sleepin-alone
Universal https://books2read.com/sleepin-alone

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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.
Ask her what song triggered the very first story that she can remember imagining. And yes, even at a very, very, early age she was writing romance.
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 bringing her stories and characters to life.
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Read the new Dancing in the Dark by Cheryl St John @_cherylstjohn_ #RLFblog #romanceCheryl, 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.

Dancing in the Dark by Cheryl St John

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

He’d had his own baby. Without her.

Dusty Cavanaugh has loved Kendra Price since she walked into the school cafeteria and captured a dozen boyish hearts with the sweep of her stormy gray-green gaze and the lift of her chin. College, marriage, and children had been the plan. But then Dusty made a mistake.

Kendra Price had never wanted to be rich, but she’d wanted to be comfortable, which she was. She’d never wanted to be famous, but to live her passion to the fullest and dance, which she did. She’d wanted to marry Dusty, have babies and live happily ever after. It would never happen.

She’d wanted to dance, get married and have babies…all she had left was dance.
He had everything a man could want–except her forgiveness…

There had been no road map for life apart. Will love be enough to guide them back?

Describe the perfect vacation.

My favorite vacation isn’t likely to be everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t want to go to Disneyworld or on a cruise or relax on a beach. I simply love to head out with a very loose itinerary and a final destination, such as a tulip festival or a flea market. Thankfully my husband and I agree, so we don’t stress over a schedule. He loves museums and old architecture and I like to visit historic homes. When we spot a sign indicating an antique store, we veer that direction and browse for hours. Ideally, I’d have a large enough vehicle to shop and haul the purchases home. I’m a collector, so finding something I’ve been searching for is a thrill. Recently I found an original set of Trixie Belden paper dolls.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

As a child, I loved paper dolls. I had several purchased sets, plus I drew and cut additional clothes for their wardrobes. I cut all the babies and children from Sears catalogs, so my paper doll couples had children. When my cousin and I got together and combined dolls, we created houses that took over entire rooms, and we dreamed up scenarios for our paper characters. It was a fantasyland I fully embraced. No wonder I became a writer—I still make up stories and fictional scenarios.

What are your hobbies?

My husband and I used to upcycle furniture and items for ourselves, and now we upcycle to sell. It’s part business and part enjoyment for me to find items and choose colors and hardware. He does the labor, and then I sell the finished products. We keep a photo album of all our before and after projects.

I read a lot. I love to bake. I dabble at crafts. It’s taken me years to accept that gathering items for crafts and actually doing the crafts are two different hobbies.

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

I start a three-ring binder for each book, and part of its content is research material. I’m still a paper person. I like to read and highlight and flag and have information at hand, so I print what I’m going to need later. I read about occupations and everything involved in a character’s job. Then I find articles or books about people with the same job and, if possible, find someone to interview.

I study up on the things my character likes to do and their interests. I read about the location and its history. Quite often I research situations, and I find information about factual people and circumstances. Most recently I’ve done a lot of research on child kidnapping survivors and the psychological effects of having been a kidnapping victim.

I also try to read a new author or recent popular fiction, but nothing with the same subject matter, because I want to be inspired, not influenced. However, I never let researching take the place of productivity. If I’m not producing pages, I’m only stalling, so I write—and research as I go.

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

Perfect by Ed Sheeran. The line “Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms” was the inspiration for my title. I create a playlist for each new book. I don’t listen while I’m writing—I need quiet to write—but I listen often and add or remove songs as I’m moved to do so. The song plays a part in the book, so it will always remind me of Dusty and Kendra.

Where to buy Dancing in the Dark

Publisher: Aspen Gold Books
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Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-in-the-dark-cheryl-st-john/1133927035
iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/dancing-in-the-dark/id1482159995
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dancing-in-the-dark-63

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Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.
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