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Tanner, by Cheryl St John, introduces you to a determined Southern belle and a no-nonsense ex-Union army captain making peace to save a baby they both love.

Know the Hero from Tanner by Cheryl St.John @_cherylstjohn_ #RLFblog #westernromance #kindleunlimitedCheryl, 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 hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Tanner by Cheryl St John

Genre historical western

Book heat level PG:

He’s focused on the future…

The past is all she knows…

Together they’re forced to face today…

His months in Salisbury prison taught Union Captain Tanner Bell to detest a southern drawl, and Widow Cranford’s exaggerated Dixie twang has him gritting his teeth. His plans for a ranch are threatened when his orphaned newborn niece is delivered to him, and he desperately needs the landlady’s help.

Raylene Cranford survived a Georgia winter living on acorns and scrawny rabbits before traveling sixteen-hundred miles to carve out a life in Colorado. She lost everything–except her dignity and hope. Her feminine Southern graces are her armor, but maintaining appearances could cost her love.

Can a Southern belle and a Union soldier change deeply-ingrained misconceptions about themselves for the sake of a child?

Know the Hero from Tanner

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Tanner is seldom bored, but when his animals are cared for, the baby is sleeping and he has time to himself, he enjoys reading.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s a meat and potatoes guy, but if he needed to eat on the road, he would probably buy sandwiches.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Tanner is usually found working in his trousers or denims and a loose cotton shirt. He likes nice clothing, however, and wears a white shirt, vest and tie to church. He adds a coat when weather permits.

Does he know how to fix things?

He knows how to do everything from shoeing horses to putting up fences and repairing porch floors and stairs.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

His attempts to do nice things for his landlady are rebuffed, and he’s puzzled. She doesn’t want his help. He attempted to supply wood for the stove and fireplaces, but Raylene assured him she could take care of it herself. He fixed her front porch and she was offended that one of her tenants was working on her property.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

When his sister died and left him with a newborn, he didn’t know what to do, but he asked for help and figured it out. Feeling out of his element swiftly transitioned to adoring his infant niece and planning a future with her.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He’s an early riser, waking to care for his infant niece, and then go feed and water horses at his livery. He enjoys coffee with his breakfast. He cooked simple meals for himself or ate at the hotel restaurant until moving into Raylene Cranford’s boarding house and enjoying her cooking.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Tanner was a captain in the Union Army, and early in the war, he attended dinners and parties at the commanding officer’s homes. He’s well-schooled in social graces.

Valet or takes care of himself?

In 1868 American west, he takes care of himself.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Or no shirt when the sun is radiating and he’s working iron on the forge.

Carriage or horseback?

This hero owns and operates a livery, so he’s around horses all day every day. He has a favorite strawberry roan he rides, but for taking others on outings, he outfits a buggy.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Tanner

Publisher: Alexandrite Press

Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ya3r25kt

Cheryl StJohn Social Media

Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.
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Read the new book Joe's Wife by Cheryl St John @_CherylStJohn_ #RLFblog #western #romanceCheryl St John, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Joe’s Wife.

About Joe’s Wife

Genre western romance

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

After Meg Telford’s husband dies in the war and is lauded as a hero, she can’t keep the ranch without a man to shoulder the workload. Nothing will stop her from saving Joe’s dream. The war has taken nearly all the able-bodied men—and a devilishly handsome bad boy seems her only choice.

Town pariah, Tye Hatcher has a reputation as a hell-raiser, but he’s looking to prove himself and has his own plans for her land. Meg’s proposal might be too good to be true, but he’s willing to take a chance, even if the risk is his heart.

Struggling with the rejection of the townspeople and guilt over her changing feelings for this convenient new husband, Meg’s vulnerable dreams and their hard work will be for naught unless she and Tye reveal their secrets. Neither can change the past, but is a better future within their grasp?

Where to buy Joe’s Wife

Publisher Alexandrite Press
Universal Buy link https://books2read.com/JoesWife
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TT28FFJ?ie=UTF8
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/joes-wife-cheryl-stjohn/1103659423;jsessionid=04660840C67F090338FFB5BA17D9E8DF.prodny_store01-atgap09?ean=2940163664061
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Scribd https://www.scribd.com/book/420693910/Joe-s-Wife

Cheryl St John Social Media

Cheryl St John is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension and Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are
Website http://www.cherylstjohn.net/
Twitter https://twitter.com/_CherylStJohn_
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CherylStJ
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/cheryl_stjohn/
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/24516.Cheryl_St_John
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Read the new Dancing in the Dark by Cheryl St John @_cherylstjohn_ #RLFblog #romanceCheryl, 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.

Dancing in the Dark by Cheryl St John

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

He’d had his own baby. Without her.

Dusty Cavanaugh has loved Kendra Price since she walked into the school cafeteria and captured a dozen boyish hearts with the sweep of her stormy gray-green gaze and the lift of her chin. College, marriage, and children had been the plan. But then Dusty made a mistake.

Kendra Price had never wanted to be rich, but she’d wanted to be comfortable, which she was. She’d never wanted to be famous, but to live her passion to the fullest and dance, which she did. She’d wanted to marry Dusty, have babies and live happily ever after. It would never happen.

She’d wanted to dance, get married and have babies…all she had left was dance.
He had everything a man could want–except her forgiveness…

There had been no road map for life apart. Will love be enough to guide them back?

Describe the perfect vacation.

My favorite vacation isn’t likely to be everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t want to go to Disneyworld or on a cruise or relax on a beach. I simply love to head out with a very loose itinerary and a final destination, such as a tulip festival or a flea market. Thankfully my husband and I agree, so we don’t stress over a schedule. He loves museums and old architecture and I like to visit historic homes. When we spot a sign indicating an antique store, we veer that direction and browse for hours. Ideally, I’d have a large enough vehicle to shop and haul the purchases home. I’m a collector, so finding something I’ve been searching for is a thrill. Recently I found an original set of Trixie Belden paper dolls.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

As a child, I loved paper dolls. I had several purchased sets, plus I drew and cut additional clothes for their wardrobes. I cut all the babies and children from Sears catalogs, so my paper doll couples had children. When my cousin and I got together and combined dolls, we created houses that took over entire rooms, and we dreamed up scenarios for our paper characters. It was a fantasyland I fully embraced. No wonder I became a writer—I still make up stories and fictional scenarios.

What are your hobbies?

My husband and I used to upcycle furniture and items for ourselves, and now we upcycle to sell. It’s part business and part enjoyment for me to find items and choose colors and hardware. He does the labor, and then I sell the finished products. We keep a photo album of all our before and after projects.

I read a lot. I love to bake. I dabble at crafts. It’s taken me years to accept that gathering items for crafts and actually doing the crafts are two different hobbies.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I start a three-ring binder for each book, and part of its content is research material. I’m still a paper person. I like to read and highlight and flag and have information at hand, so I print what I’m going to need later. I read about occupations and everything involved in a character’s job. Then I find articles or books about people with the same job and, if possible, find someone to interview.

I study up on the things my character likes to do and their interests. I read about the location and its history. Quite often I research situations, and I find information about factual people and circumstances. Most recently I’ve done a lot of research on child kidnapping survivors and the psychological effects of having been a kidnapping victim.

I also try to read a new author or recent popular fiction, but nothing with the same subject matter, because I want to be inspired, not influenced. However, I never let researching take the place of productivity. If I’m not producing pages, I’m only stalling, so I write—and research as I go.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Perfect by Ed Sheeran. The line “Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms” was the inspiration for my title. I create a playlist for each new book. I don’t listen while I’m writing—I need quiet to write—but I listen often and add or remove songs as I’m moved to do so. The song plays a part in the book, so it will always remind me of Dusty and Kendra.

Where to buy Dancing in the Dark

Publisher: Aspen Gold Books
Universal link: https://books2read.com/u/4XZxe9
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-in-the-dark-cheryl-st-john/1133927035
iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/dancing-in-the-dark/id1482159995
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dancing-in-the-dark-63

Cheryl St John on Social Media

Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.
Website http://www.cherylstjohn.net/
Twitter https://twitter.com/_CherylStJohn_
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CherylStJ
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/cheryl_stjohn/
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