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Playing To Score by Lisabet Sarai @lisabetsarai #RLFblog #NewRelease #GayRomanceCasual sex morphs into something much deeper in Lisabet Sarai’s gay erotic romance Playing to Score. A Scrabble tournament seems an unlikely place to meet one’s soul mate. But then, Matt’s an unlikely sort of guy.

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

Playing to Score by Lisabet Sarai

Genre Gay BDSM Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): X-rated (explicit gay sex)

Matt was supposed to be just a hot hook-up. Then he turned on the charm and brought out the bondage gear.

Jason Hofstadter comes to the Four States Annual Scrabble Tournament for two reasons: to play for the trophy and to get laid. Every year since his first, he’s managed to score with one of the other guys attending. He figures that he’s hit the jackpot when he spots handsome, bookish Matt Sawyer, who’s competing at the Four States for the first time.

Shy and seemingly innocent, Matt turns out to be full of surprises. First he jumps Jason in the rest room at Starbucks. Then he reveals that he’s into BDSM and encourages Jason to top him. Finally, despite his lack of experience with tournament play, Matt ends up facing Jason across the board in the semi-final round. When Matt throws the game he should have won, Jason is forced to confront his own feelings: about winning, about casual sex, and about Matt.

Why did you write this book?

Originally, I wrote this novella for a boxed set entitled Gaymes. The publisher envisioned this as a collection of sports-themed MM romances, but honestly I have little interest in football, baseball or most other physical games. When I suggested to the editor that I could write a tale about Scrabble, she expressed some level of disbelief. In a sense, I wrote this story to prove that I could.

I love playing Scrabble myself, so it was easy to identify with Jason’s and Matt’s passion. Their passion for the game, I mean! The characters popped into my head more or less fully formed: Jason, the tournament veteran, focused, self-confident and dismissive of serious relationships; Matt, the newbie, with his nerdy good looks and his secrets. Once I got started, the story wrote itself. However, I’ve revised and expanded it for this release, to highlight the romantic connection between the heroes.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read many genres, but I’m particularly drawn to science fiction and paranormal stories. I grew up on steady diet of Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury. Meanwhile, all through my childhood my dad made up original ghost stories to entertain us. It’s not surprising that I love both genres as an adult.

The best scifi I’ve read in the past decade is The Windup Girl by Paolo Baccigalupi. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern might be the most enchanting and moving paranormal novel I’ve ever encountered. I recommend both of them highly.

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

That’s another hard question. Possibly Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s complete opus has pride of place on my bookshelves. I’ve read it so many times that I feel I know Sherlock personally. Meanwhile, he’s everything a character should be: uniquely fascinating, often admirable, but deeply flawed.

Playing To Score by Lisabet Sarai @lisabetsarai #RLFblog #NewRelease #GayRomance

What are you working on at the moment?

My major WIP right now is The Journeyman’s Trial, the second book in my series “The Toymaker’s Guild”. This is steam punk erotica with some romantic elements, set in an alternative Victorian England. Gillian Smith, the nineteen year old engineering genius who’s my heroine, is one of my favorite creations.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Aside from The Journeyman’s Trial, I will be republishing a number of romance titles from my back list, including my multi-genre mega-opus Rajasthani Moon. That novel was the result of another personal challenge: how many different romance subgenres could I hit in a single title. It’s a steampunk/ menage/ paranormal/ BDSM/ Bollywood/ Rubenesque spy story!

I’m also planning to put out some boxed sets, including the full Asian Adventures series which will release next month. Most of my work is available in multiple stores, but my boxed sets are Kindle Unlimited.

Where to buy Playing to Score

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VRVVYZG
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/playing-to-score-lisabet-sarai/1138737494?ean=2940164803995
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/th/en/ebook/playing-to-score
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067359

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Lisabet Sarai became addicted to words at an early age. She began reading when she was four. She wrote her first story at five years old and her first poem at seven. Since then, she has penned plays, tutorials, scholarly articles, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and lots of erotica and erotic romance over one hundred titles, and counting, in nearly every sub-genre–paranormal, scifi, ménage, BDSM, GLBT, and more. Regardless of the genre, every one of her stories illustrates her motto: Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
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Read For Eternity by Samantha Calcott @CalcottSamantha #RLFblog #NewRelease #LGBT #PNRA human and a wizard find a mutual connection in Samantha Calcott’s new LGBT paranormal romance, For Eternity. When the vampire war begins, will their love survive?

Samantha, 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 Eternity.

For Eternity by Samantha Calcott

Genre MM PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

After World War Three, the world is scourged by vampires, and the only hope of stopping them lays in the hands of nineteen-year-old Desi Duponce.

He has an idea, but in order for it to come to fruition, he must collaborate with the older wizard Oscar Scott.

Desi didn’t expect his new partner to be so alluringly handsome. In addition to fighting the vampires, Oscar teaches him much more than he expected as he shows Desi the true pleasures of being his submissive.

Why did you write this book?

Originally, I wrote this as a 3k word short story for an anthology, but I wanted more detail in the vampires and while Desi and Oscar were potionmaking, so I rewrote it into a novella length. I was inspired by a different fictional character and my love for him, and wanted to create someone just as attractive and powerful, hence Oscar.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I actually love horror, but dark romance has a special place on my heart. Especially BDSM.

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

Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. He’s so stoic, sarcastic, and alluring.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working on Yes, Professor. It’s a coming of age taboo BDSM romance about a college student and her cruel, sexy professor and the things he will put her through to earn a degree.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Yes, Professor releases May 7th, and I have my first sweet romance, Coffee Shop Christmas, coming in November, in the multi-author boxed set Sugar Plum Kisses.

Where to buy For Eternity

Amazon http://smarturl.it/foreternitysc

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Samantha Calcott is a secret lover of romance when it’s done right, and after years of writing under another pen name in the horror and paranormal genres, she decided to dip her toe into a brand new genre.
She’s a Midwestern girl who spent nearly a decade in the gritty heart of Los Angeles, where sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll reign. When not writing, she’s reading, at a concert, or cooking.
She currently lives in Arizona. She also writes horror and paranormal books as USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi.
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Two For Tuesday by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomanceWhen a world-famous cardiologist has his personal life going up in flames, he seeks out the “one who got away,” in Fiona McGier’s Contemporary Romance, Two For Tuesday. She’s tried to forget him, but he didn’t get to be rich and famous by not pursuing his dreams. And she’s never been good at saying, “No.”

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

Two For Tuesday by Fiona McGier

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R.

Dr. Marcus Jones is world-famous for inventing a procedure to make cardiac surgery quicker and safer. He has achieved much in the ten years since he graduated from medical school, including accumulating more wealth than he had ever dreamed of growing up in the projects in Chicago. But he has not been as successful in his personal life. His lawyer-wife is divorcing him–but then he was never really in love with her. He has only felt that way about one woman–the one he dated back in college–the one who “got away”. But he didn’t get to be rich and famous by not pursuing his dreams. And she’s never been good at saying, “No.” When he finds her name on the internet he contacts her, determined to see if he can rekindle what they once had together, back when he could only spare one night a week away from his studies, and his world revolved around Tuesdays.

Why did you write this book?

I wrote this book for a couple of reasons. One is that I dreamed the bar scene. I’ve learned that when my muse wants to direct me, I’ll get a story arc or a scene in my dreams. Those have become some of my best books. The second reason is that I’m an ardent feminist who has always enjoyed sex–a lot. So I wanted to write a heroine who approaches life and men with a real passion, and wants to experience as much as she can, while she can. I don’t believe in “slut-shaming.” I believe in “slut-celebrating!” LOL.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love to read sci-fi, especially sci-fi romance. Lately I’ve read some good Steampunk.

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

Elaina Carteret from Race to Redemption by Shari Elder. She loves to drive fast in intergalactic storm racing, and she’s a strong, independent female. I identify with her, totally!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve got multiple books going in my laptop. I’m trying to force myself to start finishing one at a time, instead of hopping from one to the other.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Nothing is under contract. I still need to finish writing them! (Hides head in shame, then eats some dark chocolate, with sparkling wine as a chaser.)

Where to buy Two For Tuesday

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-3058-0-two-for-tuesday/

Fiona McGier Social Media

I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading and writing reviews. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too. I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.
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Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play by Alina K Field @ #RLFblog #NewRelease #ReadaRegencyA Scottish soldier plagued by visions returns from war in Alina K Field’s new Regency romance, Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play. When he meets the wife he spurned, an old enemy resurfaces and threatens her. Can he reach the woman he never stopped loving in time to save her?

Alina, 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.

Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play by Alina K Field

Genre: Regency Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Plagued by hellish memories and rattling visions of battle to come, a Scottish Baron returning from two decades at war meets the daughter he denied was his, and the wife he divorced, and learns that everything he’d believed to be true was a lie. What he can’t deny is that she’s the only woman he’s ever loved. They’re not the young lovers they once were, but when passion flares, it burns more hotly than ever it did in their youth.

They soon discover, it wasn’t fate that drove them apart, but a jealous enemy, who played on his youthful arrogance and her vulnerability. Now that old enemy has resurfaced, more treacherous than ever. When his lady falls into a trap, can he reach her in time to rescue this love that never died?

Why did you write this book?

Fated Hearts is part of the Tragic Characters in Classic Lit project, wherein a group of Regency romance authors are taking tragic characters and with complete artistic license, setting them in Georgian era England and giving them a happily-ever-after. I couldn’t resist the challenge of retelling Macbeth’s story.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical romance, and historical mystery

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

Rupert Carsington, from Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible

What are you working on at the moment?

A Christmas novella for 2021 release.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

In April, my novella The Comtesse of Midnight will appear in the Storm & Shelter Anthology.

Where to buy Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NYWR3KH
Universal link: https://books2read.com/u/bQdyPP
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w?ean=2940163084159
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Google Play Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Alina_K_Field_Fated_Hearts?id=YcMKEAAAQBAJ

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Award winning and USA Today bestselling 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 a spunky, blond rescued terrier. She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. Though hard at work on her next series of romantic adventures, she loves to hear from readers!
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Tied down by guilt and separated by quarantine, Mateo and Deja decide to free themselves with a New Year’s Eve night of passion. But will it destroy their family and friendship?

Lyndell Williams, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Stroke at Midnight.

A Stroke at Midnight by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #NewRelease #romanceA Stroke at Midnight by Lyndell Williams

Genre BDSM Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NC-17

He will have her before the year is out!

Mateo spent too many years craving the taste and touch of Deja’s body. He restrained from taking his brother’s widow to bed. Now the sinner in him is winning the battle. He is through imagining all the naughty things he can do with her. Time to put all his kinky plans into action.

He assembles his toys, determined to stroke Deja by the time the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve.

Deja knew it was wrong to lust after her dead husband’s brother. She tells herself that Mateo only wants to help raise her son, but she can’t keep ignoring the way he looks at her and how it makes her tingle with desire. She can’t resist the call of his hot body, and she does not want to.

Tied down by guilt and separated by quarantine, Mateo and Deja decide to free themselves with a New Year’s Eve night of passion. But will it destroy their family and friendship?

A Stroke at Midnight is a BDSM holiday short with an alpha male into kink. **NO abuse, NO cliffhanger, guaranteed HEA!**

Why did you write this book?

A Stroke at Midnight is my first venture into BDSM romance. I am ready to provide readers with more erotic stories, and Mateo and Deja are some hot characters.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance

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

I don’t have one. I like to connect with an expanse of characters for different reasons.  

What are you working on at the moment?

I am finishing the third book in the exciting Open to Love novella series, published by After Hours Publications.

My new story will feature Rahmah and Baaz Hamid, a steamy Muslim couple who must struggle against people trying to tear them apart.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Be on the lookout for the books The Trouble with That Sistah, book three in the Open to Love series and Drowning in Shallow Waters, book three in the Brothers in Law series. I am also planning some short, hot reads for people who want to enjoy some lunchtime reads. I am really looking forward to an exciting 2021 with readers! Let’s do this!

Where to buy A Stroke at Midnight

Amazon https://amz.run/4ATY

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A bestselling author and award-winning writer, Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
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