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Coming Soon: Warrior Priest by Kate Hill @compbeastsblog #RLFblog #ScienceFictionRomance #SciFiWhat happens when a warrior priest from a strict religion meets a free-spirited priestess from a new age commune? Find out in Kate Hill’s science fiction romance Warrior Priest.

Kate, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Warrior Priest.

Warrior Priest by Kate Hill

Genre Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

What happens when a warrior priest from a strict religion meets a free-spirited priestess from a new age commune?

Jade and Selena are as different as two people can be, but to facilitate an alliance between their worlds, they engage in a cultural exchange. With their galaxy in danger from a planet that wants to conquer or destroy all others, they realize the importance of their assignment, but it is difficult for a warrior priest and a nonviolent priestess to understand each other.

Selena is both attracted and appalled by his old school masculinity, and Jade is tempted to break his vow of celibacy until marriage due to his powerful desire for her. Will this unlikely pair not only find common ground, but unconditional love?

Where to buy Warrior Priest

Publisher Kate Hill
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Apple Books
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Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing many years ago for pleasure. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, watching horror and action movies, working out, and spending time with her family and pets.
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Fiction Furbaby: Meet Fisher from Brighter Than Gold by Charissa Gracyk @charissagracyk @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsWhen a treasure hunter discovers clues that lead to a long-lost, sunken ship laden with treasure, she’s forced to turn to the one man who can help her in Charissa Gracyk’s new adventure romance, Brighter Than Gold. The only problem is he stole from her once before and now she can’t trust him.

Charissa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about Brighter Than Gold.

Brighter Than Gold by Charissa Gracyk

Genre: Steamy, contemporary action/adventure romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

He stole from her before, but claims he’s changed…

Dylan Ford is a liar, a thief and a pirate. And, unfortunately, the only man who can help Hollis Quinn. Because she needs to salvage a shipwreck in deep water and only Dylan has the cutting-edge, specialized equipment to do that.

Hollis wants nothing to do with his equipment or his arrogant, crooked smile. He betrayed her once before and she’s reluctant to trust him again. But, when someone tries to kill her and steals her beloved father’s research, Hollis is forced to turn to Dylan.

As lines blur and truths are revealed, Hollis can’t decide whether she wants to punch Dylan or kiss him. Adventure and intrigue draw them closer and, as they work together to find the priceless cargo, one thing is clear: Dylan Ford isn’t the same person he used to be.

But, can Hollis ever fully trust him?

Meet Fisher from Brighter Than Gold

Full name: Mel “Fish” Fisher

Nickname: Fish

Gender: Male

Species: Canine

Physical description: scruffy shepherd mix

Relationship to main character: best friend

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: Fish is smart and whenever he sees the antagonist, he warns Dylan with a growl.

Where this furbaby came from: Dylan found him scrounging for food in the marina where he lives and rescued him.

What inspired you to create this character?

I’m a big advocate of rescuing animals and it’s always been a natural thing for me to include that in my writing. Since there’s so much adventure in this story, I didn’t have a dog until a later draft—until I knew that Fisher would have a good babysitter available while Dylan and Hollis ran around searching for treasure. And, that is Hiro, Dylan’s business partner who Fisher adores.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Dylan finds Fisher digging through trash, thin and hungry, and takes pity on him. He relates to the dog and knows what it means to be on your own and a loner. They instantly bond and Fish becomes his best friend.

How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?

When Hollis, the heroine, meets Fisher, she adores him and vice versa. He’s a little scruffy and rough around the edges which reminds her of Dylan.

What does this furbaby add to the story?

I think animals add heart to a story and Fisher is a sweet boy who was there for Dylan when he needed someone most—after the death of his mom. Dylan’s Dad left when he was younger so Fisher is the family he always wanted.

What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?

Who doesn’t love a beautiful shepherd mix?! They’re my favorite—gorgeous, protective and loyal—just like all of my heroes. It’s the breed I always write into my stories.

Please share an interesting fact or tidbit about this furbaby.

Fisher is named after famed treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, who discovered a famous wreck off the Florida Treasure Coast.

Describe a humorous incident involving the animal character.

Dylan is a treasure hunter, lives on a boat and spends a lot of his time diving. Fish loves to jump into the water with him and swim around which earned him the shortened nickname.

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Fisher from Brighter Than Gold by Charissa Gracyk @charissagracyk @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets

About Indiana and Company

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

I always have a shepherd mix in my stories because I grew up with one and have my own now. Sometimes, my heroine might have a cat and I always model him after my cat, Whimsy. I’ve even used his name, too! He’s quite a character and acts more like a dog than a cat.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

Indy, my Aussie/German mix, recently passed away, but I still have a German Shepherd mix named Tallulah and a feisty Pomeranian mix named Wixey. Both are rescues/foster fails and sit next to me all day—and sometimes night—as I write. They are my constant shadows and I love it.

What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?

I had an iguana named Zoey for about 12 years. She grew so big that she looked like an alligator and when she sat on my shoulder, her tail hit the ground. I also had ferrets and they were a wild bunch! I’d let them all run around and play together. And, the two bunnies joined in, too! It was quite a little zoo!

Where did you find your pet?

I work with an amazing group called Dawg Squad and Indiana started as a foster that quickly turned into a foster fail. I couldn’t give her up and ended up adopting her myself. I had almost 15 wonderful years with her and I miss her every day.

What do you feed your pet?

They love PetStaurant! It’s a little store up the street that makes small, special batches of dog food and Wixey especially enjoys the venison with lentils, zucchini, kale, ginger and turmeric. They eat better than me and are very spoiled—as all rescues should be.

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

Indiana had a ratty old bone she loved and chewed on every night. She never wanted any of the new toys or bones. Just that old one.

Where to buy Brighter Than Gold


Charissa Gracyk Social Media

Ever since I snuck a romance novel off my aunt’s shelf when I was 10, I’ve loved the genre! I’m even named after a heroine from a romance that my Grandma read while my Mom was pregnant. I think it was meant to be and I’m so excited to share my fast-paced, action/adventure love stories with you.

I’m also a screenwriter and have written over 15 scripts, some of them even produced. I currently live in Los Angeles, but I’m originally from Toledo, Ohio, and visit home whenever I can. Rescuing animals is a passion and my cousin and I have fostered and helped home more than 300 dogs (and a few kitties!).






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Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Shout out to Dawg Squad

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Dawg Squad is a great organization in Los Angeles run by Carole Pearson and I’ve known and volunteered with her for over 15 years. They especially focus on breeds that may have a more difficult time finding a home like pit bulls and rottweilers and dogs that need some extra medical help. You can find more information at


Coming Soon: Sixshooter by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceWhen a mercenary pilot finds a handsome man asking for help, she takes him in, only to discover he can shift from gorgeous man to gorgeous girl at will. Add in a lost Terran cowboy, who falls in love with both women, and the adventure begins! Sixshooter, a sci-fi romance from Lyndi Alexander.

Lyndi welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Sixshooter.

Sixshooter by Lyndi Alexander

Genre Science fiction romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Valeni Pascual wants to be free to make a living hauling cargo with her spaceship and to understand the shapeshifting alien who presents sometimes as the steamy male Nik and other times as the blonde bombshell Nikki.

As a rebel insurgence builds against the oppressive government known as the Agency, Valeni and Nik/Nikki encounter a sexy Terran cowboy named Garrett Rawls. Since being pulled into this region of space by another mysterious wormhole, Garrett has looked for a way to return to Earth. After meeting Valeni and Nikki, he might have found something worth staying for.

However, dark forces may have a much bigger picture in mind for all of them. Valeni, Nik/Nikki, and Garrett are pulled into a life and death fight that lays bare all of their secrets and their desires. Will they lose everything as the battle against the Agency rages around them or can love pull them through?


Where to buy Sixshooter

Publisher Dragonfly Publishing
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Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
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Meet Patricia Bates @PatBAuthor Author of Chains of Rome #RLFblog #HistoricalRomancePatricia Bates, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Chains of Rome.

Chains of Rome by Patricia Bates

Genre Historical Romance set in Ancient Rome

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Born a slave, Salaria has served her mistress, Roman noblewoman Icilia, from childhood. Skilled with medicines and potions, she’s served as both her body slave and healer. From her position at Icilia’s side Salaria’s bore witness to countless indiscretions.

To protect herself and the slave children of the villa, Salaria has kept her mistress’s secrets safe. When she unwittingly humiliates Icilia, Salaria is punished severely and thrown out of the house and into the slave quarters attached to the barn.

Her fate – to serve the men training to be gladiators.

Recently taken from the battlefield, war chieftain Tritus has no love of Rome. His hatred deepens when he sees how Salaria, a spirited yet compassionate woman, is treated. To protect her, Tritus begins to train her as a gladiator.

But the longer they’re together, the more they yearn for each other. In Tritus, Salaria finds a man of honor, of integrity who sees her as an equal. A man who doesn’t fear her or want to crush her beneath his heel. Love, however, is a luxury no slave can afford.

Pushed together for survival, they find themselves drawn to each other. But their futures are uncertain and one slip could mean they’re torn from each other’s arms forever.

Can they survive the fight for freedom and their hearts in the face of dark secrets and deep betrayals?

**Content Warning – Contains graphic scenes of violence, sex, and gore.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What is your personality type?

I’m an introverted extrovert, I enjoy socializing when I’m away from home, but for me the quiet calm of my office is my favorite place.

What was your favorite childhood game?

Cowboys. Growing up out of town, our neighbors had livestock and I love riding horses so I was often at my neighbors helping out around the yard and barn.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

History – love history. Which is why I love writing about it and often when not talking about writing talk about historical trivia.

What is your favorite book?

Um just one? I have a dozen favorites in many different genres. One that’s stuck with me the longest is Sackett Brand by Louis L’Amour.

What is your favorite meal?

Scalloped potatoes

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I’ve always loved the written word – when I was little it was the challenge of keeping up with my older sister then it grew into a compulsion.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

K.M Weiland – she has an amazing amount of non-fiction writing books which are absolutely gold.

What are your favorite reference books?

Craig Marten Release Strategies, Plot Your Romance Novel by Natasha James, and Chicago Manual of Style

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

I haven’t been to one yet, but swag for giveaways, copies of my books in print and my laptop set up so people can purchase their ebook copies immediately if they desire to.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Write a business plan for yourself and work on your author base (website, social media, newsletter) with your writing as your main priority.

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

To finish the WIPs I have on my desk at the moment – which total five and then work on new ideas.

Where to buy Chains of Rome

Barnes and Noble

Patricia Bates Social Media

Patricia Bates is a Canadian romance author writing in her favorite genre: Historical Romance. She recently expanded her genres to include Contemporary Suspense and Romantic Suspense with a gothicesque feel.
Patricia has developed a unique writing style to reflect her passion for history and strong, independent characters. Her stories feature characters of strength and integrity, with their own unique flaws.
She has two Best Sellers under her belt for Champagne Books and Beachwalk Press.
Her best selling Master’s Mistress has signed with an agent and they are actively seeking to get it made into a feature-length film. She recently released a Dark Romantic Suspense romance and is set to release another historical romance in 2021.
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Read the series: Bovine Tricks by Seelie Kay @SeelieKay #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseTake two MI6 agents, a royal gone Hucow, and terrorists intent on destroying the Monarchy, and you’ve got Bovine Tricks, a tale of romantic suspense by Seelie Kay. It’s the first book in her Royals Gone Rogue series!

Seelie, 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.

Bovine Tricks in the Royals Gone Rogue series

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Lady Annabelle Trask is missing. Unfortunately, MISix doesn’t know if they’re looking for a woman, a cow, or something in between!

Is it real or is it fantasy? That’s the question MISix Agent Mathilda Honoria Spencer struggles with on her latest assignment. Tasked with discovering the whereabouts of Lady Annabelle Trask, Tillie is thrust into the world of Hucows and other human animals. It’s a world that raises serious questions about sexual fetishes, intentional physical enhancements, and even pornography, but in the end, Tillie has only one mission—to rescue and return Lady Annabelle to the Queen. However, as she and her partner, Agent Abdul Ali, attempt to find Lady Annabelle and keep her out of the clutches of terrorists bent on destroying the monarchy, they must also wrestle with their feelings for each other. Can they draw the line between their duty to the Crown and their relationship with one another? Or must they embark on separate paths to continue to serve the Queen?

Which book is this in the series?

This is the first book in the Royals Gone Rogue series.

How many books do you plan for the series?

It pretty much depends on when the ideas run out, but most of my series are five books and I hope to stick to that.

How many books are completed?

One and a half!

What characters are the main stars in your series?

MI6 agent Tillie Spencer is the lead in the series. Tillie serves at the behest of the Queen, who sends her in pursuit of royals gone rogue. Her partner and lover, MI6 agent Abdul Ali, is an Arab prince “molded” in British boarding schools.

What is the overall theme in this series?

There are several. First, even a known screwup (Tillie) can succeed. Second, there is value in serving your country (and the Queen). Third, the heart wants what the heart wants, no matter the differences in culture, expectations, and life goals. Don’t fight it. Embrace it.

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

Bovine Delights, Book One

What did you like best about writing this series?

I wanted the opportunity to explore Tillie Spencer and her life as a MI6 agent. She was a minor character in my Feisty Lawyers series, primarily as a foil to the main characters, members of The Agency. She interfered with a few of their missions and as a result, was forced to provide assistance to them when requested. In the last book of the Feisty Lawyers series, Martimus, she was sent to the bottom of the ocean as volunteer inmate in sea colony. In this series, it’s her chance to shine.

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

I have written 19 books of fiction, including:
Kinky Briefs,
Kinky Briefs, Too,
Kinky Briefs, Thrice,
Kinky Briefs, Quatro,
Kinky Briefs, Cinque,
The Garage Dweller,
A Touchdown to Remember,
The President’s Wife,
Snatching Dianna,
The President’s Daughter,
Seizing Hope,
The White House Wedding,
First, We Kill All the Lawyers,
The Last Christmas,

Where can we find links for all your books?

They are listed above, but are also available on my Amazon Author Page:

Where to buy Bovine Tricks

Barnes and Noble:

Seelie Kay Social Media

Seelie Kay is a nom de plume for a writer, editor, and author with more than 30 years of experience in law, journalism, marketing, and public relations. When she writes about love and lust in the legal world, something kinky is bound to happen! In possession of a wicked pen and an overly inquisitive mind, Ms. Kay is the author of 19 works of fiction, including the Kinky Briefs series, the Feisty Lawyers series, The Garage Dweller, A Touchdown to Remember, The President’s Wife, The White House Wedding, The President’s Daughter, and First, We Kill All the Lawyers.

When not spinning her kinky tales, Ms. Kay ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. She resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.

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Pick up cool tips from Lyncee Shillard author of Taking A Risk by @lyncee #RLFblog #Romance #Adventure

In Lyncee Shillard’s romance adventure, Taking a Risk, Leigh books an extreme vacation to the Amazon. Kayaking down the Amazon is the easy part. Avoiding gun toting drug smugglers and keeping her feeling contained is the real test of endurance.

Lyncee, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Thanks for sharing two tips with us today, but first, please tell us about Taking A Risk.

Taking A Risk by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Romance Adventure

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Nic was handsome in a harsh rugged way with a body anyone else could only achieve through photoshop, and he lived in a jungle. Leigh smiled. Nothing practical or routine about him. She’d show Rayna and David. Not only was she going on an adventure, but she was going to screw Tarzan.

If there was one thing she excelled at, it was setting a goal, making a plan, and then following it making adjustment as she went until the objective was reached. Overachievement was her middle name. Granted, she’d never set the goal to have random sex with a Tarzan, but it didn’t matter, a goal was a goal.

Two Tips for Writing

#1 Know your villain and then create a hero/heroine that is equal. Many writers find creating the villain much more interesting than the hero/heroine. I mean there are very few rules when it comes to bad guy creation. That freedom is like discovering calorie sugar free doughnuts! Its hard to know when to stop.

#2 No one will write like you. Your story is yours and you must tell it the way it speaks to you. You will not have same writing routines as anyone else. Writing is a total individual thing. Be that individual!

Two Tips for Family

#1 Make the moments count. They don’t have to be long or a big production. Spend some time once a month putting together a ‘moment bag.’ What goes inside will vary depending on your child’s age and interest. Some ideas: – small coloring pages with a few crayons that you can color together – simple puzzle – a few Legos (challenge who can use all of theirs in a the time permitted) – a poem – then discuss – invent a dessert to make later (pick up the ingredients next time you go to the store) The idea is to talk, to share, to laugh, and make a moment.

#2 Create a family holiday. Celebrate your family! Select one day of the year and make ‘Your Name Family Day’. Eat your favorite foods, play your favorite games, watch movies or put together puzzles. Have everyone share one of their best memory of the last year. Decorate your house in traditional party style. Make a picture board of the last year. Do whatever feels right for your family – remember the purpose of this is celebrate your family!

Where to buy Taking A Risk


Barnes and Noble


Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
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