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Bridal Shop Chaos (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery #7) by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance #Cozy

Shopping for a bridal gown turns into a murder mystery in Karen Cino's new contemporary cozy mystery. Will the wedding take place without a hitch?

Karen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here!

Please tell us about Bridal Shop Chaos (Book 7 in the Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series.

Bridal Club Chaos by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romance cozy mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

A routine trip to a local bridal shop is disrupted when the bridal shop owner gets murdered while Connie and Sara are in the dressing room. As the investigation unwinds, secrets out the owner are discovered, as the list of suspects continue to grow.

Sara Mazza and her boyfriend continue to have problems in their relationship, stemming back to the cruise they had taken the month before.

As Connie's wedding day approaches, will they solve the case and not get themselves in harms way again?

Why did you write this book?

Writing is my passion. Since I moved from Staten Island, New York to the New Jersey Shore. I love the beach, so having my series take place at the Jersey Shore was a blast.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I am a big reader. I love reading Women's Fiction and Cozy Mysteries, but give me a good Stephen King novel and I'm in heaven.

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

I love Stephanie Plum. She's a multi dimensional character, with a definite laugh out loud read.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm working on a Women's Fiction romance and a new contemporary cozy mystery.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Moving forward I will be releasing Down at the Shore, book 1 in the Five Beach Road Series.

Where to buy Bridal Shop Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097YYVBGR

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who 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 took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
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 #NewRelease A Witch's Quandary by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryA Broken Engagement leads to the discovery of stolen magic and malice in Tena Stetler’s new paranormal romance/mystery. Someone is being blackmailed. A member of the Witch’s Council is corrupt. Will Dillon and Gale uncover the truth in time?

Tena, 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 Witch’s Quandary.

A Witch’s Quandary by Tena Stetler

Genre – Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Gale’s engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a Solicitor, then partner in the family law firm was never Dillon’s dream. Now it’s his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited. Something is terribly amiss in the firm and family.

During Gale and Dillon’s investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch’s council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family in Scotland.

Why did you write this book?

The heroine in this book, Gale, and Irish witch, popped into A Magic Redemption (book five of A Demon’s Witch Series). She was such an engaging character that she had to have her own story. Especially when her fiancé was a Scottish Lawyer from a family in chaos.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read a wide variety genres, I can’t read horror, I have nightmares. Overactive imagination you know.

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

Diana from Discovery of Witches.

What are you working on at the moment?

A Christmas cookie story about a town full of paranormal creatures.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

An Angel’s Wylder Assignment. Warrior Angel, Killian’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland is derailed in an unusual turn of events where he is sent back to 1878.

A Witch’s Quandary book trailer – Youtube link for book trailer. https://youtu.be/ne-gsKsaAUg

 #NewRelease A Witch's Quandary by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #Mystery

Where to buy A Witch’s Quandary

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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination. She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.
Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
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The Lock-Keeper's Heart by Neil S Plakcy @NeilPlakcy #RLFblog #NewRelease #MMHistoricalRomance #MMCan two broken men heal each other? In Neil Plakcy’s newest historical romance, The Lock-Keeper’s Heart, journey back in time to 1872, to a rural lock along the Delaware Canal, where a young lock-keeper with a broken heart must help a bargeman with a broken leg.

Neil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Lock-Keeper’s Heart.

The Lock-Keeper’s Heart by Neil S Plakcy

Genre MM historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Fans of MM historical romance will appreciate a fascinating time period, filled with unique details and a vibrant location, and a focus on the lives of working-class men in the 19th century who dare to love other men. This historical MM romance set in a small town in rural Pennsylvania in 1872 has a hurt/comfort theme.

Why did you write this book?

I grew up in the area where this book is set, walking along the long-dormant canal and hearing in my mind the calls of the bargemen and the clip-clop of the mules’ hooves as they dragged coal-laden barges upstream. I wanted to spend time in that world, and I thought it was a fresh time and place for an MM historical romance.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Right now I have a passion for this kind of book, which is why I wanted to write my own. I love MM romance, but I’m too old (LOL) for the stories of contemporary young men to resonate with me. I also read a lot of small-town cozy mysteries and thought I could combine the two genres.

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

Though it’s a cliché, I’d have to say Sal Paradise from Kerouac’s On the Road. I wish I’d had that kind of adventurous spirit as a young man.

What are you working on at the moment?

I had a sabbatical from my college teaching job last fall, so I wrote a lot of first drafts during the quarantine of 2020. Now I’m deep in editorial revisions for several books, but daydreaming about a follow up to The Gentleman and the Spy, my most recent MM historical romance. I think that will take place in Tangier in 1873 and I can’t wait to get there.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I’m looking forward to The Graveyard of God’s Name, the next in my Have Body, Will Guard series, which takes place on the resort island of Djerba, off the Tunisian coast. Dog’s Waiting Room is #13 in my golden retriever mystery series, set in the contemporary version of the small town in The Lock-Keeper’s Heart. Finally, Unruly Son is #12 in my Honolulu-based Mahu Investigations.

Where to buy The Lock-Keeper’s Heart

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Neil S Plakcy Social Media

Author of over fifty cozy mystery, gay mystery, and MM romance novels, Neil S Plakcy lives in south Florida with his husband and two rambunctious golden retrievers. During the great lockdown of 2020 he honed his skills as his own barista.
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The Beaumont Brides Boxed Set Books 1-3 by Laura Haley-McNeil @laurarmcneil #RLFblog #NewRelease #SweetRomanceThe Lowes and the Duvalls have known each other since high school, but didn’t know they were related. Navigate the lives and loves of six stepbrothers and six stepsisters as they take a chance on love.

Laura Haley-McNeil, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Beaumont Brides Boxed Set Books 1-3

The Beaumont Brides Boxed Set Books 1-3 by Laura Haley-McNeil

Genre Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 1

Book 1: Wherever Love Finds You

It’s his game. He makes the rules. Rule number one – only he can break the rules.

Book 2: When Love Whispers

Sometimes, love comes in packages.

Book 3: Call It Love

A kiss isn’t just a kiss…

Why did you write this book?  I remember a TV series Brothers & Sisters, though it didn’t interest me enough to watch it. I liked the premise of following the lives and loves of adult children. Throw in a blended family and the complications became more interesting. I couldn’t wait to write how six stepbrothers and six stepsisters with their careers established now face an additional complication called love.

What is your favorite genre to read?  Anything romance, but I also can’t resist a good psychological thriller.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?  I always come back to Scarlett O’Hara and Elizabeth Bennet. Those women don’t know the meaning of the word no. They know what they want and nothing will stop them, and they do that while maintaining their poise.

What are you working on at the moment? I’m finishing up a fourth book in my Christmas Billionaire series. The Billionaire’s Christmas Surprise, releases November 23, 2021. Alexander Ross has it all, including a nine year old daughter who struggles with the loss of her mother. He has searched far and wide to find the perfect woman who can guide his daughter through the emotional turmoil. He hadn’t expected a scarred woman to give his daughter the care she needed, and he doesn’t expect the change this woman will make in his own life.

What books will we see from you in coming months?  Love Calls Softly, Book 4 of the Beaumont Brides Series releases August 24, 2021, and The Billionaire’s Christmas Contract, Book 3 of the Christmas Billionaires Series releases October 26, 2021.

Where to buy The Beaumont Brides Boxed Set

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HYB96RZ

Laura Haley-McNeil Social Media

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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The Groom by Lyndell WilliamsThey’re not kids anymore. In Lyndell William’s steamy interracial romance, family and culture kept them apart when young, but this sexy teacher won’t allow interference from anyone or anything. He is determined to make the hot firefighter across the street more than just a friend.

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

The Groom by Lyndell Williams

Genre Interracial Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Just when he starts to get his act together, Mansur wakes to an empty bed and a crying baby. His wife leaves him with their infant on the day he starts a new job. Uneasy and alone, he looks across the street to Faiza for help. As he relies on their long friendship, desires for the sexy firefighter reawaken within him.

Faiza can’t deny Mansur, even though she should. Her heart broke when he married another woman. She got herself together and moved on. Now, he is back in their childhood neighborhood and her life. She knows they’re just friends, but she can’t help longing for more.

Family and culture kept them apart when young, but Mansur won’t allow interference from anyone or anything. He is determined to make Faiza more than just a friend.

Why did you write this book?

The Groom is one of four books written by Muslim romance authors that center the holiday Ramadan. I wrote the main characters Mansur and Faiza’s story to show how the significance of the holy month to every aspect of Muslim life, including the most intimate.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance is my go-to genre. I love to read a range of books that highlight how people may fall or stay in love.

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

I don’t have one.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am hard at work getting the third book in the Open to Love series. Readers are itching for Rahmah’s story.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Whew! I have quite the writing roster. I am thrilled to write my first post-apocalyptic time travel romance. I have wanted to venture into SciFi romance for so long. I am also preparing to release the fourth book in the Brothers in Law series, which will feature Brandon Hulse, the teddy bear of the friends.

The Groom by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #NewRelease #InterracialRomance

Where to buy The Groom

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z4DD684

Lyndell Williams Social Media

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.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
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Read the romance Asian Adventures new from Lisabet Sarai @lisabetsarai #RLFblog #MulticulturalRomanceIn Asia, the lines blur: between body and spirit, fantasy and reality, male and female, lust and love. Explore the emotional frontiers of the Orient in these arousing and moving multicultural romance tales by Lisabet Sarai.

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 Asian Adventures.

Asian Adventures: Erotic Tales from the East by Lisabet Sarai

Genre – Bisexual multicultural romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): X

Among the ancient ruins of Angkor, passion flares between a black American and her mercurial tour guide. A gay couple on a Vietnam holiday welcome a disabled woman into their circle of love. A construction worker from the Bible belt wrestles with his lust for a Bangkok ladyboy. In strait-laced Singapore, a brilliant entrepreneur tries to hide his secret vice from his attractive new business partner. Indulge yourself in Asian Adventures – a boxed set of lush, evocative erotic romance from an author who has made the East her home.

Why did you write this book?

I’ve been living in Asia for nearly than twenty years. During that time, I’ve traveled widely. I wanted to capture some of my experiences and share them with my readers. Although the characters and plots in Asian Adventures come mostly from my imagination, the settings are real. Asia truly is a paradox, a place where lines blur. These stories are fiction, but I hope they have the ring of truth.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like variety, so it’s pretty difficult to choose a favorite. Right now I happen to be reading two mysteries: Body Work by Sara Paretsky, and Basket Case, by Carl Hiaasen. The two books could hardly be more different. The former is intricate, dark and violent, unfolding on the icy streets of a Chicago winter. The latter is light-hearted and humorous some would say silly–laced with quirky romance and set in sunny Florida. Both offer great characters, though. I’m also in the middle of an erotic horror tale by Aurelia T. Evans and I’ve just started an erotic romance (In His Arms) by my good friend Tina Donahue. Oh, there’s also the moral philosophy book I’m reviewing for a former professor of mine…

Check back with me in a month and I’ll likely be reading a whole different set of genres!

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

Last time I was asked this in an interview, my answer was Sherlock Holmes. But I’d forgotten about V.I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky’s fantastic private investigator heroine. Unlike some series, Paretsky has allowed her character to age across different volumes. In the book I’m reading now, Vic is pushing fifty, worried about her finances and her family, in a feel-good relationship that she’s not sure has a future. She’s intelligent, experienced and tough, but like all of us she has her demons, and she’s very aware of how age has reduced her energy. The thing that draws me to her most strongly, though, is her moral sense. Despite her street smarts and world-weary attitude, she takes risks and makes choices based on compassion rather than calculation. I’d love to meet her in person.

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. I’ve got half a dozen chapters written so far. April will bring me some vacation time, which I hope to be able to devote to writing. My goal is a release in the third quarter of 2021.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

My next book, coming in April, will be a re-release of my BDSM erotic romance The Understudy, a tale about an ingenue and a seasoned veteran in a summer theater troupe. Then in May, readers can look forward to a new, expanded version of my polyamory tale, Truce of Trust.

Read the romance Asian Adventures new from Lisabet Sarai @lisabetsarai #RLFblog #MulticulturalRomance

Where to buy Asian Adventures

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XW69V2R

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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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