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Meet the hot firefighters in Hooked on a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase @GoddessAsh #RLFblog #paranormal romantic comedyAshlyn Chase, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please introduce us to your heroes.

Hi, there! I’m Ashlyn Chase and I’m here to interview two of my heroes!

They’re brothers, best friends, roommates, and firefighters in neighboring fire houses. It was impossible to separate their stories, so I told them both in the same book! More than a Phoenix releases Sept 25, 2018
Noah: We know who you are. You’re the one that put us through hell.
Dante: Don’t listen to my brother. People think he’s a hothead, but he only gets upset when other people are being mistreated.
Ashlyn: Did I mistreat anyone you cared about, Noah?
(bursts out laughing)
Dante: It wasn’t too bad for me. I had a second chance with a girl from high school who was completely out of my league at that time.
Noah: She wasn’t out of your league. You used that as an excuse not to ask her out, because you were chicken.
Dante: I admit I could have tried harder, but the timing just wasn’t right. It turned out to be perfect timing when we saw each other six years later on that rainy day at the bus stop.
Noah: Yeah. I doubt anyone but you would have given her a ride, considering she was talking to someone who wasn’t there.
Dante: (sighs) She wasn’t crazy and I knew that. I wasn’t sure what was going on and neither was she. She’d never seen a ghost before.
Noah: I still can’t believe they left her sitting in the hallway outside the ER for an hour!
Dante: Yeah, it was nice of you to look out for a friend, but you practically went to war with the ER doctor.
Noah: (grinning) Yeah, Kizzy Samuels. She might be a petite brunette, but she wasn’t taking any of my crap. I’m glad she was on duty that day, and even gladder that we ran into each other later when she was off duty.
Dante: I’m glad too. Both of you were relaxed and had a chance to make up. The kissing came later.
Noah: Har har.
Dante: You know, Ashlyn, I do have one beef with you.
Ashlyn: Oh? What’s that?
Why is Noah on the cover instead of me? I’m the better looking brother!
Noah: Hey!
Ashlyn: Relax you two. I had nothing to do with it. My publisher and their art department make the covers.
So why didn’t they put both of us on it?
Ashlyn: Because at first glance it might look like a gay romance.
Oh. My. God. I like my brother and everything, but…
Noah: (laughing)
Ashlyn: It’s a branding thing. (shrugs) So, changing the subject… You’re shapeshifting phoenixes.
Yeah. Pretty handy in a fire. If the worst happens, we can reincarnate out of the ashes.
Dante: But our ‘fire’ didn’t have anything to do with our jobs. Noah blew up our own house–on purpose!
Noah: You knew it had to be done for the good of man and woman-kind. There was no other way.
Dante: Well, as much of a pain in the ass it was to stay in baby bird form until we reached maturity, I’m still glad we made the sacrifice.
Ashlyn: Yes. You guys really took me by surprise there.
We like to keep you on your toes.
Ashlyn: You sure do.
So, what’s next for us?
Ashlyn: You’ll just have to complete the series and find out.
I’ll bet the next book has to do with our baby brother.
Ashlyn: You mean the youngest Fierro? Luca is hardly a baby.
Yeah, but we’re his older brothers, so we can call him that. Until Luca was born the rest of us called Noah the baby.
Ashlyn: I’m sure. And look how he turned out. He’s the tallest of all of you.
Yeah, look how I turned out? The biggest, bravest—
Dante: Oh, pulease…
Ashlyn: Let’s tell everyone where they can find your story. It comes out today! Sept 25th!

Hooked on a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase

Genre Light Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston’s financial district. She’s had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to open an account. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry.
Gabe Fierro is a firefighter–and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding love. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. When the bank is held up Gabe does everything he can to protect her, even if it means locking the two of them in the bank’s vault during the robbery.

Where to buy Hooked on a Phoenix

Publisher Sourcebooks
Universal book link

Ashlyn Chase Social Media

Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but sweet, wanting only to give readers satisfying stories that leave them smiling.
She worked as an RN for 20 years, but now writes full time. She’s a multi-published, award winning author of paranormal romantic comedies, represented by the Seymour Agency.
She lives in NH with her true superhero husband Mr. Amazing (who looks like Hugh Jackman if you squint.)
Amazon Author Page


Let’s meet Melissa Crandall from Naval Maneuvers, an erotic romance, by Dee S Knight. 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 story your author wrote.

Naval Maneuvers by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Men and women of the armed forces experience desire and love pretty much like everyone else. Except, well, there is that uniform. And the hard-to-resist attraction of “duty, honor, service” as a man might apply them to a woman’s pleasure. All things considered, romance among the military is a pretty sexy, compelling force for which you’d better be armed, whether weighing anchor and moving forward into desire, dropping anchor and staying put for passion, or setting a course for renewed love with anchor home.

Introducing Melissa Crandall

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Jacksonville, NC
Profession: Doctor
Ethnicity: Caucasian
What do you look like?
I’m maybe a little more curvy than fashion dictates. I have auburn hair, shoulder-length and deep green eyes, and I’m relatively tall—around five eight or nine.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I recently met David Stimson and fell hard and fast, despite my usual deliberative personality.
How do you dress?
I like the classic styles—trouser pants with pleats and a belt when going out casually and soft, collared blouses. I have three distinct little black dresses and almost always wear dresses or skirts when going out for an evening. I enjoy heels because they make me feel feminine (and yes, sexy!) but am just as comfortable in flats. Clothing must be comfortable and I tend towards the flowing, draping types of materials of very good quality.
Please tell us about your education.
I attended undergraduate school at Georgetown but went to University of Virginia for medical school. I also practice here in Charlottesville.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I live comfortably but I am not extravagant. I enjoy good clothes and I like attending lectures and seminars on topics like archaeology and history (a must if you live in Virginia!). I own my house, but it’s modest, and though I have a mid-priced car, I usually bicycle to work.
On what special skills do you rely?
My attention to detail, empathy for my patients, and a quick memory. I use these things to give my patients the best care.
Are any of your skills a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones and why?
Definitely pride. I truly like people and see it as my duty to serve them the best I can.
What is your family like?
I love my parents very much though I’m closer to my mom then my dad. He was a “lifer” in the Marine Corps, often away while I was growing up. I hated that he loved his job more than Mom or me because it seemed he was always away when we needed him most or wanted him there, like for recitals and plays. I saw my mom as a tower of strength because she held us together when I would have given up. Only recently have I realized how much my dad loved me, too. In fact, since I fell in love with David and then gave him up, I’ve learned a great deal about life, love, and being an adult—and all from my parents.

Where to buy Naval Maneuvers


Barnes and Noble

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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Amazon Author Page


Know the Heroine from Beyond the Face-Off by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #sportsromanceLinda O’Connor, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Beyond the Face-Off by Linda O’Connor

Genre Sports romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.
Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.
Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him?
There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

Know the Heroine from Beyond the Face-Off

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Text a friend. She loves people.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
A sweet dessert from Bebbington’s Cafe – Yum.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Classy but casual – just like her!
Does she know how to fix things?
She does. She just bought a house. Lots to fix up..thank goodness for Youtube videos!
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
She’s having trouble with her current role acting opposite her ex as her love interest. The chemistry just isn’t there. She asked Jake to help her practice the love scenes. *wink*
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Always outgoing and friendly
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Up and wide awake, ready to face the day
Can she use chopsticks?
If she’s hungry enough.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
Coffee – black
What apps would she have on her phone?
Wunderlist, CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties), UptoDate, Mobile Banking, iPerform, ProPrompter
Android or iPhone?
Earrings or unpierced ears?
Earrings – big dangling colourful earrings are her favorite
Tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin – she has fair skin typical of redheads
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Her own red Chevrolet Spark – all paid off.
Recycle or toss?
Recycle (always!)
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Beyond the Face-Off


Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Amazon Author Page



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