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Coming Soon: For This Christmas Only by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #ChristmasRomance #ContemporaryRomance #HometownHoliday An all-new Christmas romance from the author behind the current Netflix hit, “Hometown Holiday.” For This Christmas Only unites a disillusioned icon of the business world with one of his biggest fans. Can she use the advice from his book to inspire him to open his heart to happiness–and to her? It just might be the Christmas miracle they both need.

Caro 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 For This Christmas Only.

For This Christmas Only by Caro Carson

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

His book changed her life…

But he no longer believes his own advice.

After nearly dying in a plane crash, business icon Eli Taylor has become a recluse. A chance encounter at a small town’s Yule log lighting leads to an evening spent as the fake boyfriend of his superfan Mallory Ames. When she finds herself homeless for the holidays, he invites her to stay with him—if she’ll return the favor and be his fake girlfriend, so he can show his siblings what a loving partnership should look like. Their arrangement will end when the new year begins…or will it?

Where to buy For This Christmas Only

Publisher Harlequin Special Edition
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Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate and U.S. Army officer, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. After her military service, she worked in the healthcare industry with a Fortune 100 company, talking science with doctors who were rarely handsome bachelor Texans like the doctors in her books. Now a USA Today bestselling author and RITA™ award winner, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband (who actually is a handsome Texan) and their two children. They live in the great state of Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatics a fortune on plane tickets.
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Reuniting with the man who broke her heart has never felt so right. Falling back into love, the theme of Harmony’s Embrace by Amber Daulton.

Amber, 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.

Harmony’s Embrace by Amber Daulton

Genre Romantic Suspense

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

Divorced dad Birley Haynes is too busy raising his children and running his family’s music academy to start a relationship. Then Harmony Holdich, his high school sweetheart, returns home to Willow Springs, Vermont for Christmas and falls into his bed. She brings light and fun back into his life, but he can’t brush aside the threatening incidents around his workplace.

Harmony hadn’t expected a complication like Birley, especially so soon after the death of her unfaithful husband. With her life a mess, she plans to move across the country and start over. All she can offer him is a fling, but her heart yearns for more.

When the threats rise, how will Birley keep his children safe and convince Harmony to give love another chance?

Why did you write this book?

Harmony’s Embrace is part of the multi-author Deerbourne Inn series, in which I’d already written one book, Lyrical Embrace. As I was writing Lyrical, I introduced a secondary character that really needed a good woman in his life.

Birley Haynes was so focused on work and taking care of his children that he’d forgotten how to relax and have fun. I wanted him to be happy and to find a mother figure for his adorable kids.

A few ideas bounced around in my head for about a year, but I couldn’t decide on Birley’s love interest.

Would she be a stranger coming to his small town of Willow Springs for whatever reason?

Would she be his ex-wife, who ran away from her responsibilities and now regrets her foolhardy decision?

Or would she be his high school sweetheart who never stopped loving him?

After I finally decided on the heroine—bachelorette number 3!—the plot fell together easily.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense and Paranormal are tied in first place. Give me bad boys, criminals, and secret agents, or vampires and shifters—I’m not picky.

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

I’m not sure. I really like The Hunger Games movies, and the books are on my ever-growing TBR list. So I have to go with the awesome Katness Everdeen.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently revising Ryan’s Temptation, a novella in my Arresting Onyx series. It follows sassy beautician Chanel Leroc and her sexy blond neighbor Ryan Naylor. After they witness the brutal death of a prostitute and the killer sets his sights on them, they must go into Witness Protection for their own safety. This fast-paced romantic suspense thriller is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully, Ryan’s Temptation will be out in Summer 2021.

Where to buy Harmony’s Embrace

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Amber Daulton’s Social Media

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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Is It True: The Prank by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

An interview of a lifetime turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in Lyncee Shillard’s The Prank. Emilee travels to Alaska only to learn she’s been tricked, and the punch line could be her life. In this romance suspense, Emilee and Jeremy fight for their lives and their feelings.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Lyncee Shillard. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Prank by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Adventure Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Emilee Sawyer learns the reclusive billionaire Ted McGraft is going to an Alaska animal reserve, she sees it as her break. An interview of a lifetime. When she arrives, she learns it was a prank set up by her cousin. Only it isn’t funny, it’s deadly when Emilee becomes the target of a serial killer.

Jeremy Hanks had a bad feeling about Emilee Sawyer but the reserve could use some positive exposure after all the mudslinging of a local developer. The moment she arrives, he knows the smart thing would be to send her away. Instead, he lets the sexy reporter stay. A mistake that may cost them both their lives.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

It isn’t.

this book is part of a series?

It wasn’t but has developed into one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Sooooo much sleep.

you did research for this book?

It is set on a wood bison reserve so I did – wood bison are NOT cute

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Jeremy has a wolf dog

this book has more than one genre?


you speak more than one language?

Yes. English and doughnut

you grew up where you live now?

Yes. Well, not the same house but the same area.

you love to read?

I love love love love to read

you are never late?

I take start time as a suggestion

you love pizza?

Only if it has BBQ sauce on it

you love sushi?

Only if it’s cooked

you have a pet?

The mighty Milo

Where to buy The Prank

Universal Buy Link
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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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Read Beyond Duty by LA Remenicky @Remenickywrites #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceAfter serving in the Marine Corps, Jessie Monroe has finally found a life beyond war and then he happens upon a curvy blonde stranded with a flat tire and no jack in LA Remenicky’s Beyond Duty. On sale for $.99.

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

Beyond Duty by LA Remenicky

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

After serving in the Marine Corps, Jessie Monroe has finally found a life beyond war. He’s focused on being an EMT and helping his best friend rescue dogs, until he happens upon a curvy blonde stranded with a flat tire and no jack.

On the run from her past, Dori Graham is slow to trust any man, and she tries to ignore the spark of interest she feels for her handsome savior, but a friendship grows between them.

When Dori’s past invades her new life, Jessie vows to rescue her. Saving her will take him beyond duty and into his own personal hell. Calling upon his training as a Marine and the depth of his feelings for Dori, Jessie will need the mental strength to battle to save her and, ultimately, save himself.


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

Yes, I write Contemporary Romance as LA Remenicky and Paranormal Romance as Ragan Carmichael

How do you come up with ideas?…

Almost anything can spark and idea for a story… song lyrics, miscellaneous dialogue (real or from a movie/TV), or another book.

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

Sharing the stories in my head.

When did you write your first book?…

8 years ago during NaNoWriMo – I joined on a whim and I actually wrote 50K words. I had no clue what I was doing – sometimes I think I still don’t.


Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Dogs, though I love cats too

Where to buy Beyond Duty


LA Remenicky Social Media

LA Remenicky is a wife, mother of two fur kids, and a Best Fiends addict. An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.
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Discover fast fun facts about Bernadette Jones author of Lonely Eyes @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA runaway on a storm buffeted highway brings danger to Spencer, Co., in Bernadette Jones’ new romantic suspense, Lonely Eyes. Can Owen Strong protect the young woman, or will her presence cause the death of one of his family?

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

Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail… Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado–one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa, she rouses more than just trouble. Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.

But she’s come to the right place. He’s the monster hunter.


What’s your favorite book?…

Double Dealing by Jayne Castle

What’s a genre you want to write?…

Romantic Suspense will always be my first love. But I have several paranormal stories nagging me to be written.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Write the book you want to read. Writing takes a lot of energy and hard work. Most of us were readers before we ever picked up a pen, so it makes sense to write what we already love.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

Sleepin’ Alone is my first book. Many of the characters you met in that book show up in Lonely Eyes. In fact you met the hero from Lonely Eyes in that first book. I wonder if you will recognize him?

All of my books can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and most other Ebook sites.


Coffee or tea? Coffee

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit-down with family

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold immediately

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Use dishes from it.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Driving for pleasure

Talk or text? Talk

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy Lonely Eyes

Barnes and Noble

Bernadette Jones Social Media

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.
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 is bringing her stories and characters to life. This is Bernadette’s third book in the Aspen Gold Series.
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Meet NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor Author of Burning Ash #RLFblog #PNRMeet NJ Walters, Bestselling Paranormal Author of the Forgotten Brotherhood series, Salvation Pack series, and Blood of the Drakon series.

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

Burning Ash by NJ Walters

Genre PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She’s not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn’t know. But he’s sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she’s bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won’t do, no line he won’t cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert. I’m quite happy spending time at home writing, reading, and watching TV. I love to go to the movies by myself or take myself out for breakfast or to a coffee shop. While I enjoy doing things with family and friends, I have no trouble going to events or shopping on my own.

What was your favorite childhood game?

That’s a tough one. I had all the usual childhood loves like jump rope, Barbies, tag, and such, but I used to love pretending to be a teacher or librarian. I’d spend hours at that.

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a very plain eater and can’t say I have a favorite meal, but I do have some favorite foods—bananas, bread, cheese, and chocolate.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

Like all writers, I started out as a reader. But other than poetry and a short story or two, I didn’t really think about writing until I was in my thirties. I was at a time in my life when I had some time and thought, “I could do that.” So, I did. I wrote two books that got rejected many times. I put them away and stopped writing for almost another decade before I started again. The book I wrote ended up being my first published book—Annabelle Lee (now available as Uncovering Annabelle) And the two books that were rejected? They were rewritten and were eventually published as Discovering Dani and The Way Home, the first two books of my contemporary romance Jamesville series.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Just write. It’s that simple. There’s no magic involved in writing, only hard work. It’s not an easy career, but it is a rewarding one. And don’t be afraid to grow and change. I began as a contemporary/contemporary erotic romance writer and ended up writing mostly paranormal romance. I’ve also written some sci-fi/fantasy books as well. Some writers find a niche and happily stay there. I find I need to switch it up now and again to keep the creativity flowing, which is why paranormal romance is so appealing. So many possibilities.

What are your writing goals for this year?

I admit that 2020 has been a rough year for me. For the first time since my career began in 2004, I didn’t want to write. My goal for the coming year is to block out the craziness of the world and get back to what I love doing best—telling stories.

Where to buy Burning Ash

Barnes and Noble

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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