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Know the Heroine from A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #SweetRegencyRomanceAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field

Genre Sweet Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Can a gentleman be too charming? The ladies of Upper Upton think so. And it’s almost Leap Day, when a man who refuses a lady’s proposal of marriage must offer a forfeit.

When the single ladies of the village conspire to teach their charmer a lesson that might bankrupt him, the town’s loveliest young widow steps up to warn him.

His secrets and hers make them a perfect match—and she’s the lady he wants. But she won’t accept his proposal, not even to rescue him.

As Leap Day approaches, the clock is ticking. Can he convince her in time to say yes to his offer and take a leap into love?

Know the Heroine from A Leap Into Love

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Boredom is a welcome respite for Mrs. Myra Smith, who chases children all day. In the rare evenings when she has nothing to do, she has a cup of tea and a chat with her friend and employer, Mrs. McClintock.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Something sweet.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She would dearly love a new dress, something pretty and stylish.

Does she know how to fix things?

Mechanical problems are best left to others, but fixing an injustice is another matter.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Once upon a time, she fell in love with a neighbor’s son, and made the mistake of trusting his good intentions. That one mistake changed the course of her life, with dire, nearly fatal results.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

As a teacher at a children’s home, Myra can be both gentle and firm, as needed.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Slipping out of bed in her unheated cottage on a cold morning requires rapid dressing!

How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Raised as the daughter of the gentry class, Myra has excellent manners.

Maid or takes care of herself?

Takes care of herself.

Proper dress or casual clothes?

Proper work dress.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

When helping with baths or cooking, she’ll roll up her sleeves.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Myra couldn’t afford either, even if they were in fashion.

Carriage or horseback?

Walking is her usual mode of transportation, but when hauling supplies, she’ll take the donkey cart.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy A Leap Into Love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Into-Love-Regency-Romance-ebook/dp/B079W9HRW3
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-leap-into-love-alina-k-field/1133044086?ean=2940161434833
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/a-leap-into-love/id1477140790?ls=1
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-leap-into-love
GooglePlay Books https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Alina_K_Field_A_Leap_Into_Love?id=Z5S1DwAAQBAJ

Alina K Field Social Media

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California where she shares a midcentury home with her husband and her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alinakfield
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How author Brenda Sparks became a #1 Blogger 2 years in a row on #RLFblog @Brenda_Sparks

How Does Brenda do it?

Brenda Sparks managed to be the top blogger on Romance Lives Forever, two years in a row. How? I can tell you one thing, she talks about other authors who appear here and sends out tweets every week leading people back to her posts. In return, she gets a book listed on the front page of the blog for a year. Not shabby at all! See an example of one of her tweets below. It’s about her book, but it goes to the RLF blog. I think one secret is she cares and shares.

And what about Vicki Batman, who managed to get 40 comments on one blog post? What does she do to get people to read and comment? One thing about her that I know, she supports other authors, and she has an incredibly compelling personal story to tell. She and her husband, whom she always calls Handsome, have been going through a long battle with cancer. She’s shared her unfolding story each year during Cancer Awareness in October. Her readers love keeping up with her. I think one secret is her big heart.

How author Brenda Sparks became a #1 Blogger 2 years in a row on #RLFblog @Brenda_Sparks

Both Brenda and Vicki get a full year of advertising on RLF. Congratulations!

What kind of books do they write? Brenda writes Paranormal and Vicki writes Contemporary and Women’s Fiction. The other authors listed below are an interesting mix. Two write historical fiction, and several write suspense. The biggest draw on this site is romance, followed by contemporary, PNR (paranormal romance), romantic suspense, historical, contemporary, and sci fi. That last one is partly because it’s what I write and I sneak in a post every month myself. We have a large number of Sci Fi posts from others too. But those are not the only genres. We have everything except kidlit.

In 2019, There were many authors who did an amazing job of bringing visitors to the blog. After Brenda Sparks, the following authors are listed in order based on the number of visits they brought to the blog.

#1 Lyndell Williams
#2 Dee S Knight (Dee comments on RLF every day!)
#3 Kryssie Fortune
#4 NJ Walters
#5 Alina K Field
#6 Daryl Devore
#7 Alexa Aston
#8 Karen Cino
#9 Jami Gray
#10 Amber Daulton

Two authors whose visits were also high overall were Vicki Batman (surprised? not) and Lorelei Confer.

So how do you get to be a number one blogger and get your name out there where people can hear about you? Use Twitter. Share on Facebook. Pop it into your newsletter. Share pictures on Tumblr. Whatever works for you, use it to tell people where you are going to be. When an author shares it helps others as well as the author. Being a champion for others is what it’s all about.

Here’s the link to sign up for next year. I use SignupGenius to let you pick your own date, plus, you’ll get automated reminders so you don’t miss a scheduled visit.

My thanks to all the wonderful authors who have appeared on RLF during 2019. Here’s to a prosperous and successful 2020.

— Kayelle Allen

Meet Alina K Field @AlinaKField Author of The Marquess and the Midwife #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadaRegencyAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Marquess and the Midwife.

The Marquess and the Midwife by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent off, and they both landed in very different worlds.

Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts of the only woman he’s ever loved.

Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer, Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her again.

But is loving the new Marquess of Wallenford a mistake Ameline cannot afford to repeat?

Specially priced at 99 cents through Dec. 31, 2019!

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I honestly don’t think I’m much different from other people!

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert, and something of a workaholic, though I never seem to get as much done as I want to. If we’re talking Meyers-Briggs, I’m an ISFJ.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I loved racing around outside playing tag with my brother and friends.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I confess, I’m not very good at the art of conversation. I’m the silent one at gatherings of strangers listening to everyone else talk and trying to draw them out on their subject of interest. But when I’m with family and old friends, I like to hear about their kids, and grandkids and tell them about mine.

What is your favorite book?

Honestly, I have many, but I absolutely adore Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.

What is your favorite meal?

I have many favorites (and the extra pounds that come with!), but let’s just say, anything but seafood and organ meats!

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I always loved story. As a child, I used to dream up stories when I had trouble going to sleep at night, something that I think is pretty common among people who go on to write fiction.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

Books with intricate plotting schemes often freeze up my muse, but after hearing John Truby speak recently at a conference, I’m re-reading helpful parts of his book, The Anatomy of Story. My very favorite writing book is Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain. An oldie, but goodie.

What are your favorite reference books?

Not books, but websites: etymonline.com, a free Etymological Dictionary, invaluable for deciding whether a word was used in my story’s time period; and Wikipedia! I go there first for a summary of the topic, and then check the links at the bottom of the article.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

A notebook and paper and a heavy sweater or shawl because I’m always freezing.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Finish that story to the end. Let yourself write ugly pages, but get the story down all the way to the end. Go back later to make it pretty. Learn what works best for you (plotting vs. pantsing; critique group vs. on your own; Scrivener or Word; daily or weekend writing) and follow that path to publication. There’s no one way to do this work.

What are your writing goals for this year?

My goals for 2020: a sequel to this year’s Christmas novella in the Winter Wishes Regency Christmas Anthology; another Regency novella set around Michaelmas; a retelling of Macbeth as a romance with a happy ending; and work on a prequel series to my Sons of the Spy Lord books.

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Where to buy The Marquess and the Midwife

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Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
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The Duke She Despised by Alina K Field (Winter Wishes Regency Holiday Romance Anthology) @AlinaKField #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadaRegencyAlina K Field, 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 Duke She Despised by Alina K Field, in the Winter Wishes Regency Holiday Romance Anthology

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The new Duke of Kinmarty has lost everyone who mattered and gained naught but a title, and debt, and an old pile of a castle. When a fetching new housekeeper appears on his doorstep frantic to ready the place for the Yuletide, he seizes the chance for a respite from grieving and pretends to be the new duke’s estate factor.

With her cousin’s children due to arrive from India, a vicar’s widow hides her identity and takes a position as housekeeper to the children’s dreadful uncle, the man who years ago sabotaged her own chance for happiness. Overwhelmed by a castle understaffed and in disarray, she forges a bond with the new duke’s charming but not very competent factor, not knowing that he’s hiding something as well.

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

I write contemporary romance as well as Regency and Georgian romance.

How do you come up with ideas?

Reading history books and blogs spurs my muse.

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

Making sure the character’s motivation is logical and on the page.

When did you write your first book?

I wrote my first book in 2010.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? I like both!
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? I like both.
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.
Dogs or cats? I have both!

Where to buy Winter Wishes: A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VDFWHJ4
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winter-wishes-cheryl-bolen/1132526378
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/winter-wishes/id1473205043
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/winter-wishes-9
Google https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Cheryl_Bolen_Winter_Wishes

Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alinakfield
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/alinakf/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7173518.Alina_K_Field
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alina-K.-Field/e/B00DZHWOKY
Newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z6q6e3

 

Haunting Miss Fenwick by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyRomanceAlina K Field , 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.

Haunting Miss Fenwick by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance

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

Thrilled to finally have a permanent home, a Squire’s daughter won’t let a supernatural creature scare her away. While hunting the ghost she doesn’t believe in, she stumbles upon a mysterious flesh and blood man who might be the key to all of her problems.

When the new Squire moves into Fenwick Manor, an ex-army officer secretly searching the sprawling medieval wreck devises a plan. First, the manor’s legendary ghost will chase servants away. Then, he’ll convince the new residents to leave. But the Squire’s spirited daughter soon has him wondering if he might have found a perfect comrade in arms to help battle old enemies and find the proof that will clear his family name.

Why did you write this book?

Haunting Miss Fenwick picks up the story of Fenwick Manor, the home of one of the characters in my book The Counterfeit Lady. Not only do my hero and heroine get a happy ending, but the old manor does as well!

The story is also part of the Common Elements Romance Project. There are about one hundred of us romance authors writing stories in a variety of subgenres. All that’s required is that each story include five common elements: a missing key, a lightning storm, a haunted house, a character named Max, and a stack of books.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like historical romance, and historical adventure stories.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

There are many, but I’m going to pick Rupert Carsington, the intrepid and incorrigible hero of Mr. Impossible, by Loretta Chase.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m doing the research and story planning for a prequel series to my Sons of the Spy Lord series, to be set in England during the tumultuous times of the French Revolution. I’m also planning a story for the Love After All project with other historical romance authors. We’re taking famous tragic characters, setting them in Regency England, and giving them a happy-ever-after. My story will be about Macbeth. Wish me luck!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Besides Haunting Miss Fenwick, I have a short Christmas novel included in the just-released Winter Wishes Holiday Regency Romance Anthology with twelve other authors. My story is called The Duke She Despised.

Where to buy Haunting Miss Fenwick

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W7VV5MN

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/haunting-miss-fenwick-alina-k-field/1132856997

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/haunting-miss-fenwick/id1475837095

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/haunting-miss-fenwick

Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alinakfield
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/alinakf/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7173518.Alina_K_Field
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alina-K.-Field/e/B00DZHWOKY
Newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z6q6e3

 

Know the Hero from A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Can a gentleman be too charming? The ladies of Upper Upton think so.And it’s almost Leap Day, when a man who refuses a lady’s proposal of marriage must offer a forfeit.
When the single ladies of the village conspire to teach their charmer a lesson that might bankrupt him, the town’s loveliest young widow steps up to warn him.
His secrets and hers make them a perfect match—and she’s the lady he wants. But she won’t accept his proposal, not even to rescue him.
As Leap Day approaches, the clock is ticking. Can he convince her in time to say yes to his offer and take a leap into love?

Know the Hero from A Leap Into Love

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
As an innkeeper with a small son to keep after, he’s seldom bored. There are always chores to be seen to and inn guests to tend to. Plus, Alexander Grant has never met the stranger he can’t strike up a pleasant chat with to while away the time.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
A delicious meat pasty.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
He very much misses his regimentals, but having sold out some years ago, he prefers to be well-dressed in proper but sturdy coats and a simply tied neck cloth.
Does he know how to fix things?
He’s quite handy around the inn.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
It was a difficult day when his plan to save his young son’s future went awry and his father disowned him. But that was many years past, and he’s made his own way in the world, providing his young boy with a good home.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He’s firm, and fair, and always willing to chat with them.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Cheerful. Alexander is always cheerful.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
As an officer and a gentleman, he knows perfectly well how to conduct himself among the quality.
Valet or takes care of himself?
He left his batman on the Peninsula when he sold out and returned home. He’s had no valet since.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
A properly tied neck cloth.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
When he’s working the taps, he rolls up his sleeves.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair.
Carriage or horseback?
His days of riding the countryside on a fine mount are mostly behind him. Within the village, he walks, unless he’s freighting supplies and goods, and then he travels by wagon.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Leap Into Love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Into-Love-Regency-Romance-ebook/dp/B079W9HRW3

Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alinakfield
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/alinakf/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7173518.Alina_K_Field
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alina-K.-Field/e/B00DZHWOKY
Newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z6q6e3

 

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