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The Counterfeit Lady 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! Please tell us about your book.

The Counterfeit Lady by Alina K Field

Genre: Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Vowing she’ll never submit to an arranged marriage, an earl’s daughter bolts for the remote seaside cottage that should be hers upon marriage.
But instead of a quiet respite from her controlling family, she finds her refuge occupied by the last man she ever wants to see again—an American artist, who’s also a thief.
And quite possibly one of her father’s spies.
This story includes a rebellious heroine, a determined spy, a meddling father, a vicious villain, a cast of free-thinking free-traders and possibly a ghost or two!


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I have a contemporary romance story published in the anthology, Romancing the Pages, plus several contemporary romance manuscripts on hold for when I someday move on from the nineteenth century!
How do you come up with ideas?…
I love to read nonfiction, especially biographies, diaries and memoirs of historical figures.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Getting the motivation right for every character, every action, every bit of dialogue.
When did you write your first book?…
I started many, many stories over the years, but I never typed “the end” until 2009.


Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Both!
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? Both!
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home, definitely!
Dogs or cats? Both!

Where to buy The Counterfeit Lady

Barnes and Noble

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!
Amazon Author Page


Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart by Robin Michaela @robinsromances #RLFblog #NewRelease #billionaireromanceRobin Michaela, 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.

Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart

Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Lyra Bretton is stunned when she’s abandoned at the altar. Figuring the best way to get over one man is to get under another one, she combs the luxurious Las Vegas resort where she was to be married, intent on spending her almost-wedding night with the sexiest man she can find.
Billionaire womanizer, Nicolas Sebastian, is tempted by the beautiful bride’s shocking proposal. The workaholic COO of the family hotel chain can’t deny his attraction to the woman who should be weeping in her room instead of shredding her wedding gown in his lounge. Their chemistry is explosive, but Nicolas has been burned before. He’ll never commit his heart because he learned years ago that women are only interested in his wallet.
Their Vegas fling soon turns into something neither of them can control. But, when they travel to his lavish property in Italy, money goes missing and expensive jewelry turns up in Lyra’s possession, putting their fragile future in jeopardy. Unless they can find a way to trust again, they risk losing each other forever.
Why did you write this book?
My other books are about every day, small town characters. I thought it would be fun to write something that put a “regular” woman into the world of untold wealth. How would you react if you suddenly didn’t have to worry about money? Would you stay the same or turn into a money-grabber?
What is your favorite genre to read?
I primarily read romance, but I enjoy all types of it. Time-travel, historical, sweet, Viking, Highlanders, erotic, billionaire – they’re all good!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I really enjoyed the character of Mark Watney from The Martian. He had a great sense of humor that got him through the worst time I can imagine – being stranded alone on an inhospitable planet that’s basically trying to kill you.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the prequel to Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart, which focuses on Nicolas’ parents and their lives as they were just beginning to accumulate their wealth. It will show him and his siblings as children.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In addition to the prequel I just mentioned, I’m working on Nicolas’ sibling’s stories, plus I’ve partially written another romance about a country music star and the small town girl he’s been in love with since he was a teen. I was just diagnosed with early stage breast cancer last week, though, so these books might get pushed back a little while I undergo treatment. I’ve been told that chemo brain is real, so I don’t expect to be able to write for a while, although I’m staying optimistic!

Where to buy Stealing the Billionaire’s Heart (from The Billionaire’s Club boxed set)

Barnes and Noble

Robin Michaela Social Media

Robin Michaela has been reading romances since her teen years, when she first snuck her aunt’s copy of The Flame and the Flower, by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
She’s married to her own Handsome Prince (a military airman) and has lived everywhere from the sunny shores of Florida to the wild crags of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She currently resides in the Deep South. By day, she’s a dental hygienist and by night, Robin can be found eating chocolate, training for her next half marathon, and crafting her next novel (although not necessarily in that order).
Robin’s stories have been called “a simply delicious escape”. Sparks fly and desire sizzles when her irresistible heroines challenge the men of their dreams.
Amazon Author Page


Karen Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

New Beginnings and Chaos at the Compound (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series Book 1 and 2)

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta moves into a fifty-five and over community. She decides to start a baking business with her friend Sara. Things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in mysterious adventures at the clubhouse.
In Book 2, Connie Acosta is officially a resident in the fifty-five and older community her best friend Sara Mazza lives in. Her baker’s kitchen is almost complete and she has met Vic, another resident who is crazy about her. Meanwhile, Sara finds herself in the mist of a love triangle with Vic’s friend Jack and Warren, a police officer at the local station.
When Sara received a call from her friend at the clubhouse saying there is a dead body floating in the outdoor pool, the women rush there to check things out, getting themselves involved in another investigation, especially when Sara finds a few blue pills scattered in the grass that she didn’t turn into the police.
Who said seniors can’t get into trouble and fall in love again.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I’m fourteen years old. I wrote my first novel while I was in college, which still sits on my bookshelf.
What was your first published book?
My first book was Roses published in April 2012
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
I generally write my outline at my desk. I usually start at the desk and can wind up either in the living room or sitting on my bed.
Anything special about your space?
I love the openness and how the sunlight beats down on me. During the summer, I watch the deer run by and the chipmunks walk on the drainpipe.
What would like to change about your home office?
I’d like to expand the space so I can add all my bookcases that are spread throughout my house.
If money wasn’t an object, what would your home office look like?
I’d have a big writer’s desk and bookcases. I’d build an extension on my home just for my office.
What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?
It would have to be my printer. I print out the pages I write at the end of the day. And of course, a three hole punch.
What do you think is a must have for an efficient office?
I feel a room full of colorful pictures, writing quotes on the wall, an echo dot playing my favorite music and most importantly a positive attitude.
Are you a writing mom/dad?
Mom. I was a single mom from when my kids were 8 and 5. Boy were those years hard.
How do you juggle writing and family?
Now that my kids are grown, I don’t have a problem. But back in the day, I always made sure I took a half hour to myself twice a day.
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
How I Write by Janet Evanovich.
What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?
I’d recommend Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Mass and How I Write by Janet Evanovich.
What do you like to read for relaxation?
I love reading series. My favorite genres are Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. But I do love reading Steven King.

Where to buy New Beginnings/Chaos at the Compound

Publisher Mandolay Press

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.
Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
Amazon Author Page


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