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Michal Scott’s novellas and short stories are own voices historical romances dealing with love and pride in the African-American community. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology.

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology by Michal Scott

Other authors include Lyla Bellatas, Cindy Redding, Jennifer Kayne, C.E. Derosier, Barbara Campbell and Jane Colt.

Genre: Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology is a collection of seven steamy fireworks-featuring romances. Seven authors from Passionate Ink, the erotic romance writers chapter of RWA, have crafted contemporary, historical, new adult, omegaverse/shifter and same-sex loving ménage a trois novellas you’ll enjoy long after you’ve put your 4th of July firecrackers and sparklers away.

My story, Light the Fire Again, takes place in the African-American community of Weeksville in 1898. One night in 1896 between delicious rounds of oral sex, Adelaide Hanson and Hero Williams shared their hopes and dreams. She to be an artist like Edmonia Lewis. He to amass great wealth. Hero went off to start a fireworks business. Adelaide remained in Weeksville hampered by a ruined reputation until a doctor’s examination proved her still a virgin. Two years later Hero, now a self-made millionaire, returns to share his wealth with the community that sheltered his family from the violence of the Post-Reconstruction South. He has also returned hoping to ask Adelaide for her hand. She, however, is anticipating a marriage proposal from the son of one of Weeksville’s most prominent families, despite his mother’s disapproval. Hero begs for a chance to change her mind. Although still in love with him, Adelaide is unwilling to risk her heart and societal opprobrium again. Then Hero makes an offer he hopes she won’t refuse: a chance to revive what they shared two years ago by viewing a private fireworks display designed especially for her, designed especially to light the fire between them again.

Fireworks proceeds are being donated to ProLiteracy, an adult literacy organization. So support a great cause and enjoy some great sex. Buy a copy today.

Where to buy Fireworks: A Passionate Ink Romance Anthology

Amazon https://amzn.to/2Utag6T

Michal Scott Social Media

A recent transplant to the Southwest from New York, Michal Scott is the erotic romance pen name of Anna Taylor Sweringen, a retired United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church USA minister. Anna has been writing professionally since joining Romance Writers of America in 2003. She also writes inspirational romance as Anna Taylor and women’s fiction and gothic romance as Anna M. Taylor.
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Stressing Hero and Heroines from Aspen Gold the Series @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome to Spencer, Colorado. Home of The Aspen Gold Series. When danger and deceit come to town, the families band together. Family, friendship, love are the foundation in Spencer. Come find a home with us.

Let’s meet Characters from Aspen Gold the Series, a Romances, by Cheryl StJohn, Debra Hines,* Lizzie starr, Barb Gwen, Donna Kaye, Bernadette 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 latest book.

Dancing In The Dark by Cheryl St John

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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

Stressing Dusty Cavanaugh

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Dusty Cavanaugh is a beloved son/brother/uncle/father in a huge family. He’s raising his six-year old son alone and is operations manager at the Aspen Gold Lodge. Filling in for a handyman friend, he arrives at a lake house to find none other than Kendra, with her toe stuck in the bathtub faucet—and nothing but a tiny towel for cover. Clothes or no clothes, she’s still the woman he loves.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kendra Price has loved Dusty Cavanaugh since they were kids. He shared his family with her, the only family she ever knew. They fell in love and planned to marry. But then Dusty betrayed her. She moved away and focused on her dancing career, but every summer she’s drawn back to the lake house she inherited. This summer she runs into Dusty at every turn. It’s never been more obvious—she never got over the hurt.

Call Me Mandy by Debra Hines

Genre Romance

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

Will Miranda risk losing her wounded heart to this self-made building designer? Can Declan overcome his habitual distain for the heiress and her entitled family?

Stressing Declan Elliot

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Declan Elliot moved from Boston to Spencer, but the Red Sox and the Patriots are still his teams. He’s invested his hard-earned savings in Snow Peak Properties and is now a partner in control of his future and his designs. When fiery-haired Miranda Buffet steps up to the podium and passionately argues her case against Snow Peak’s proposed casino, Declan takes notice. He’s delighted to see her the following Saturday morning at the starting line. Miranda possesses the tight, supple body of a long-distance runner and he’s counting on getting to know her better

Who is the significant other in his life?

Miranda Buffet returned to her childhood home, Spencer, Colorado to work on behalf of the historical society. She spoke out in public against the proposed construction of Standing Bear Casino, pitting her against handsome architect, Declan Elliot. Miranda encounters Declan again the following Saturday at Spencer’s annual half-marathon. Miranda spots Declan, obviously suffering from altitude sickness. Genuinely concerned for his wellbeing, she stops to help him. Holding her water bottle to his lips and gazing into his brilliant blue eyes, she can’t deny her attraction to the engaging builder.

Ryder’s Heart by *Lizzie starr

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Unable to outrun his guilt, Ryder Barlow is finally coming home after five long years. Vianna Harrison is making a new start, and trying to escape her past. Neither can start a new chapter in their lives until they stop rereading the old ones.

Stressing Ryder Barlow

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Ryder Barlow coming home after five celibate years in California to find a beautiful woman in his bed strains Ryder’s personal vow to near the breaking point. The more he learns about this captivating woman, the more difficult it is to remain distant. Believing he’s put the past to rest, he’s still not ready to expose his secret shame. Besides, Vianna is hiding something, too. He’s sure of it.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Vianna Harrison., a talented artist, an extraordinary cinnamon roll baker, and…she talks to the dead. Hiding her abilities as Vianna settles in to her new home in Spencer is easy, until the spirits won’t be denied. Keeping her attraction to the handsome man who returns home unexpectedly adds another layer to her complicated life. Then the past returns to haunt her, threatens her, and there’s only one man she can turn to.

For Keeps by Barbara Gwen

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

Widow Kate Michaels kept a secret from the man she loves, and from the entire community of Spencer, Colorado. Veterinarian Jackson Samuels still loves the woman who left him years ago. When Jack uncovers a family secret, the truth makes him question who he thought he was. Will two people who once shared a heartfelt love, allow their lonely secrets to consume and define them?

Stressing Jackson Samuels

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero?

Jack has loved Kate forever, but when he returned to Spencer to take over the veterinary clinic, she won’t have anything to do with him. And he doesn’t know why. Her daughter shows an interest and aptitude in caring for animals and spends more and more time with him. Jack cherishes the eight-year-old and wishes she was his. Now, if only her mother could come to love him again.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kate Michaels has kept a secret from her family, the town, everyone, for over eight years. But as her daughter becomes attached to the handsome veterinarian, Kate struggles to keep that secret safe. She’s loved Jackson since they were kids and dreams of the possibilities now that he’s home. But this long-kept secret could just as easily tear them apart forever, and she doesn’t know if she’s willing to risk her heart again.

Second Chances by Donna Kaye

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work. Cassie Andrews thought she met the perfect guy, then he was gone. Ten years later they meet again when they are brought together for a job. For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding Cassie and her son helps ease the the pain of his last case gone wrong. But can he keep them safe?

Stressing Heath Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding out he has a son blows him away. Keeping his son safe from an unknown threat takes all of his skills. Heath and Cassie have to put aside the past and work together to stay one step ahead of the danger threatening their son and the passion that threatens to consume them.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Cassie Andrews thought she’d met the perfect man, then he was gone, and she realized she was pregnant. Ten years later, she’s a single mom trying to rebuild her life when Heath Lawe’s return shatters her orderly life. Her son’s abduction forces them to work together and brings back the feelings she thought long dormant.

Sleepin’ Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Under cover cop, Hunter Lawe, riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it. Out for revenge on a case that went bad, he finds the perfect pawn in Ruby Leigh Dupree. He’ll use anyone to get the enemy, no matter the cost. After all, life is just the road to death.

Stressing Hunter Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Undercover cop, Hunter Lawe had a murdered in his reach and lost him when a woman betrays him. Every time another woman dies he feels the guilt and the shame. When he meets a woman who can lead the murderer back within his reach he takes her hostage to get his revenge. Too late he realizes he’s she’s the one woman he can trust. The woman who owns his heart.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Ruby Leigh Dupree was in the wrong place. Beaten and left for dead she narrowly escapes. When she wakes she has no memory of what happened to her. A haunting refrain fills her mind urging her to run, to hide in Spencer, Colorado. When Hunter finds her he tells her he has all the answers to her past. Will he lead her to the truth or her death?

Where to buy Aspen Gold The Series

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081YPJ5V8

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Read a Romantic Comedy short stories bundle, including 11 clean and wholesome “cute meet” romantic comedy tales filled with fun and forever possibilities in Just Desserts, a sweet bundle of stories by Vicki Batman.

Just Desserts and Other Short Stories by Vicki Batman

Eleven clean and wholesome “cute meet” romantic comedy tales filled with fun and forever possibilities

Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming cute meet tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.

Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, delivers eleven Hollywood style of cute-meet, romantic comedy stories.

Included are:

Bug Stuff ~ An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.

Just Desserts ~ A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.

With This Ring ~ When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, the evening turns into something utterly unforgettable.

Good Girls Finish First ~ When men friends are challenged to fix breakfast if they lose a race, one woman leads the pack and discovers finishing first can lead to romance.

Ouch ~ Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous…and romantic?

Man Theory ~ When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.

Tommy and the Teacher ~ A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.

Absolutely Positively Lost ~ Helping a map-challenged young man find his way is truly serendipitous.

The Little Birdie Who ~ A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?

Check Her Out ~ It’s a sticky situation, especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew must pay for the gum he stole.

This Is Not Working ~ One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right, and then the new boss steps in.

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s latest stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers.

Where to buy Just Desserts

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CT8XC5F/

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
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Read Tempt Me and help support the Kidney Foundation of Ohio @kfohio with Ariel Marie @the_ArielMarie #KidneyDisease #ReadTempt Me is a limited collection of romance tales. This diverse bundle of short stories has something for everyone, from paranormal to fantasy to dark romance.

The temptation will be too strong to resist. This book will captivate you and leave you wanting more. Be prepared for a thrilling ride that will make your heart pound.

The stories in the compilation are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Please don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever.

Note: The authors of this collection have joined to raise money for kidney disease patients. All proceeds will be donated to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.

Authors include: Peyton Banks, Yolanda Olson, Shani Greene-Dowdell, Michelle Brown, Theresa Hodge, Emery LeeAnn, Michelle Pace, Josette Reuel, Eden Rose, Ruby Papciak, Faith Ryan, Delizhia Jenkins, Barb Shuler, Amanda Kimberley, Elizabeth York, Julia Bright, Kat Parrish, Ja’Nese Dixon, Donna R Mercer, Simone Evans

Universal link: https://geni.us/Temptme

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50398132-tempt-me

Ariel Marie Social Media

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action-packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children.
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Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine's Day Anthology by Carly Carson @Carly_Carson #RLFblog #NewRelease #Contemporary RomanceCarly Carson, 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.

Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology by Carly Carson, et. al

Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Sweeter than chocolate and hotter than your heart’s desire.

Celebrate the day of love with sixteen sweet and spicy stories from some of your favorite USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors. Brimming with love, passion, and angst, this anthology will satisfy your sweet tooth, set your heart on fire, and leave you yearning for more.

So tear into your favorite box of Valentine’s Day chocolates, pour a glass of wine, and start reading for some decadent, melt-in-your-mouth Valentine-themed romances.

Why did you write this book?

I had already started a series about British dukes. I’ve always been interested in marginalized people, and how they retain their cultures, so I knew I wanted to incorporate the Romany people, which required me to move the story to Europe. Then I love to ski, so I thought it would be fun to include a bit of that sport. And voila! Royal Masquerade (my story in this anthology) was born.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read almost every romance genre, but my favorites are contemporary, military, and romantic suspense.

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

I would have to say Aragorn, from Lord of the Rings, because I do love heroic figures!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on another book in my series about British dukes, the Duke of Renfren. When all you have is a noble title…

You just might need your adolescent crush and next-door neighbor, Lady Sarah Devonwood, to shake up your world and teach you what’s important in life.

 

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I have another story in my British Dukes series well underway. Please look for the Duke of Coventry.
Ariel struggles to support herself making pastries in a small English town. At night, she dances alone under the stars. The heir to an impoverished dukedom could easily fall in love with the mysterious dancing nymph, but he needs to marry the Lady Godiva movie star currently making a movie at his castle.

Where to buy Sweeter Than Chocolate: A Valentine’s Day Anthology

Publisher Gina Kincade
Amazon https://amzn.to/2QjJk7X
Universal Link http://mybook.to/STC

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Carly Carson is a contemporary romance author, who will never marry into the British nobility, as she is already happily married to Traveling Man. But there’s nothing wrong with a little fantasy in one’s life, right? She has three children, who provide a daily dose of reality, even though they are almost perfect (just ask them!) Carly loves hearing from her readers.
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Meet Lynn Chantale @ lynnchantale Author of Stealing Christmas #RLFblog #Romance #Mystery Collections and AnthologiesLynn Chantale, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Stealing Christmas.

Stealing Christmas by Lynn Chantale

Genre: Romance Collections and Anthologies

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Secrets abound in Benson’s Bakery. A crazed Santa wants something valuable hidden inside the building, and only two things stand in his way…Jake and Sara.

When Sara Henderson receives threatening letters just days before Christmas, she asks sexy bread baker Jake Benson for help. Jake is more than happy to provide the muscle to keep the beautiful cake decorator from harm, but he has an ulterior motive–to steal a kiss under the mistletoe. Sara wants that kiss as much as he does, but first they have a mystery to solve.

Will they find out who is stalking Sara, or will Santa succeed in stealing Christmas?

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

Aside from being blind with a guide dog? As a person I’ve embraced some of the shall we say more eclectic parts of personality such as a fondness for BDSM, enjoying relationships with other ethical non-monogamous folks, and finding my way as an empty-nester and divorcee.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

My favorite topic is books. I could talk for hours about the books I’ve read or plan to read. It’s a good thing I joined a book club. ;-)

What is your favorite meal?

My absolute favorite meal is one I don’t have to cook. Other than that, sloppy joes and french-fries.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I’d always had the writing bug. As far back as elementary school I wrote about a precocious four-year-old with a talent for solving mysteries. Later it turned into wanting something more realistic and more like me. There’s nothing wrong with romances being set on a ranch or to hand out with billionaires, but this inner-city girl wanted to read about other African American characters in less glamorous situations.

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

When going to conventions, I take anxiety meds and plenty of swag, such as sewing kits, lip balm and ink pens. There have been a few T-shirts and tote bags too.

What are your writing goals for this year?

The writing goals for 2019 have been accomplished. As for 2020, I’m looking forward to putting out at least four new books.

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Where to buy Stealing Christmas

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A42YSXY/

Lynn Chantale Social Media

Lynn Chantale resides in Southwest Florida and she is determined to enjoy all that life has to offer. She has a mad affinity for milk chocolate, preferably Dove chocolate truffles or the caramel-filled squares (Godiva is acceptable), and plays the bass guitar when the Muse begs for a bit of distraction.
She’s a multi-published author in ebooks and has recently stepped into the self-publishing world. So far both experiences have been rewarding.
You can check out her books on Amazon as Lynn Chantale.
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