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Venetian Holiday by Christine Donovan @cmdonovan #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Venetian Holiday by Christine Donovan. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some Kindle Unlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Venetian Holiday by Christine Donovan

Mia Russo travels to Italy to spend the Christmas Holidays with friends, the Melchionne’s. Mia expects her best friend, Rosa, to welcome her to Venice, instead it is Luca, the eldest of Rosa’s brothers. Ever since she can remember the two of them fought and argued over everything and nothing. Several years ago Mia figured out why. Her feelings for Luca go deep and she’ll be damned if she’ll let him find out. As far as she knew, he still considers her his little sister’s annoying best friend.
Luca spent the past few years trying to ignore Mia and the feelings she stirred inside him. Pretending disdain and dislike only gets one so far. Will he be able to pull off his subterfuge once again this holiday season? From the moment he greets Mia, as she disembarks from her water taxi, he knows the answer is no. The piercing pain in the vicinity of his heart feels as though Cupid shot him straight through with an arrow. So the answer, once again, is no.
Will Mia and Luca find amore in the cool, crisp holiday air in the most romantico and bellissimo city on earth?
Download your free book: https://tinyurl.com/y899h8zs
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Detour Ahead by Adriana KraftDetour Ahead by Adriana Kraft #FreeBookFriday #Read

Threatened race horses, city slicker attorney, sexy California wrangler—what can possibly go wrong?
Hot-shot Chicago prosecuting attorney Traci Steele works tirelessly keeping rapists off the street to prevent other women from suffering the hell she’s endured, so she resists her friends’ insistence that she take a two month R and R in their California Live Oak condo—until they persuade her to help their rancher friend as a private investigator.
Though he runs the stables at Live Oak, well-muscled mustached wrangler Scott McCord much prefers working with the race horses he trains at his ranch, and he can’t believe his old friends have sent a greenhorn female to help him with horse troubles.
The improbable dance between this mismatched pair barely fits in around the escalating suspense of whoever’s after Scott’s horses. Traci is as tenacious in her sleuthing as she is terrified about her inability to ever love a man. Can Scott succeed in gentling her – like he does his horses – before she flees in panic?
Traci Steele may be the most damaged of the heroines in our four-book horse racing suspense series, Riders Up. If she was a real person, she might stand up and say “Me, too” – except she’s never told anyone, not even her best friend, Cassie.
Download your free book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RPT6YJA/
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Lies and Solace by Jana RichardsLies and Solace by Jana Richards #FreeBookFriday #Read

Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.
Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.
She can’t handle one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.
Download your free book US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079TDDSY4
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079TDDSY4
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079TDDSY4
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B079TDDSY4

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Christmas on Wherever Island by Amber PoloChristmas on Wherever Island by Amber Polo #FreeBookFriday #Read

Genre Holiday paranormal romance
Book heat level PG
Marti Bell is facing the prospect of a very unmerry Christmas. Reluctantly, leaving her married lover she travels toward ice, snow, and judgmental family until a magic Santa sends her to a surprise destination in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Wherever Island would be a winter paradise except the only place to stay is the beachside cottage of romantic globetrotting photographer Cliff Holmes. Cliff wants to unwind and treat Marti to a little romantic Caribbean Christmas fun but she’s determined to stay in the warm ocean and out of hot water.
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Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle AllenBringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read

When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that’s the problem. He’s not. Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped in their pods and it’s up to Pietas to rescue them. A human abandoned with him has become a trusted friend. But before Pietas can save his people, he must reconcile them to the human and take back command from a ruthless enemy he’s fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father. Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever…
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Christmas Vows by Livia QuinnChristmas Vows by Livia Quinn #FreeBookFriday #Read

Love isn’t the only thing that happens when you least expect it.
Delilah and Luc and Samantha and Jed are looking forward to their special day, a double Christmas wedding at the Calloway Farm with their friends and family in attendance. And Beau and Maddie are expecting their baby. Great news, right? But after the women go missing with a storm approaching, and a desperate soldier threatens everyone, the men in their lives scramble to make sure Maddie’s delivery and the wedding come off as planned.
More than a Christmas novel. Stuff just happens in Rainbow Bayou at Christmas time (hint: weddings, births, kidnappings, and second chance reunions. . .) A continuing theme of overcoming whatever challenges life throws in your path.

Universal book link https://books2read.com/ChristmasVows
Free on Kindle Unlimited

An Uncommon Love (Romantic Realms Collection 2) by MJ SchillerAn Uncommon Love by MJ Schiller #FreeBookFriday #Read

Princess Adriana had her life all figured out…
Or, to be more precise, she had her life all figured out for her. Before she was even born she was betrothed to Garin, and that was perfectly acceptable as he became her childhood friend, and then, eventually, the person she would swap kisses with inside the palace gardens. She never questioned it, never had a reason to, until the day a commoner was brought before her father, the King, to be punished.
…until the day her eyes conncected with blacksmith Seth Hobb’s across a stone courtyard.
When he creeps into the castle at night to thank her for freeing him, they begin to build a relationship with one another that is often as explosive as it is endearing. But fate ends up separating the two and they must undertake a long and arduous journey to be reunited.
But with everything against them, can an uncommon love like theirs survive?
Even then, can Adriana make Seth see her for herself and not as the princess he imagines? And if she does, will she ever be able to convince her father that, despite his objections over Seth being a commoner, there is nothing “common” about him at all?
Download your free book: https://myBook.to/AnUncommonLove
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Read for free: Sophie by Margaret Tanner plus 3 more #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Sophie by Margaret Tanner. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some Kindle Unlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Sophie by Margaret Tanner

After her bigamous husband dumps her at a saloon, Sophie is forced to flee town wearing only a saloon gal dress. She is taken in by the Lakota Indians and lives with them until she is captured by a group of desperadoes.
She escapes into the wilderness and is saved by Gabe Benton, a man whose life is tainted by the thirst for revenge. They fall in love, but what will happen when Gabe discovers Sophie is implicated in his wife’s death?
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDFJ6RV/
Free on KindleUnlimited

Venetian Holiday by Christine DonovanVenetian Holiday by Christine Donovan #FreeBookFriday #Read

Mia Russo travels to Italy to spend the Christmas Holidays with friends, the Melchionne’s. Mia expects her best friend, Rosa, to welcome her to Venice, instead it is Luca, the eldest of Rosa’s brothers. Ever since she can remember the two of them fought and argued over everything and nothing. Several years ago Mia figured out why. Her feelings for Luca go deep and she’ll be damned if she’ll let him find out. As far as she knew, he still considers her his little sister’s annoying best friend.
Luca spent the past few years trying to ignore Mia and the feelings she stirred inside him. Pretending disdain and dislike only gets one so far. Will he be able to pull off his subterfuge once again this holiday season? From the moment he greets Mia, as she disembarks from her water taxi, he knows the answer is no. The piercing pain in the vicinity of his heart feels as though Cupid shot him straight through with an arrow. So the answer, once again, is no.
Will Mia and Luca find amore in the cool, crisp holiday air in the most romantico and bellissimo city on earth?
Download your free book: https://tinyurl.com/y899h8zs
Free on KindleUnlimited

Christmas in a Flash by Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams

Christmas in a Flash by Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams #FreeBookFriday #ReadVictoria Adams – Daryl Devore’s alter ego – has penned two flash Christmas romances. A flash is a short story based on prompts. These are meant to be read on break with a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits.
Gingerbread Dreams – Two bakers who instead of eggs broke each other’s heart. One stayed in the small town. The other took the cooking world by storm. Can gingerbread heal a shattered dream?
Christmas Knight – Tamara’s Christmas dream is shattered when her parents can’t meet her on the Caribbean cruise ship where she works. A handsome passenger with the initials S.C. spends Christmas Eve romancing her, but disappears at midnight. Is there a hope Tamara’s Christmas Day isn’t ruined?
Bonus – Winter’s Chill – A dark tale seen through the eyes of the prey, the stalker and the protector. Can Silk survive the first snowfall of the year? Can Lucan satisfy his craving? Is Damien good enough to triumph over evil?
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYBC959
Free on KindleUnlimited

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle AllenBringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read

Immortal Council member Pietas, leader of the Ultra race, wants nothing to do with faithless, lying humans. After discovering humans captured and tortured his people, Pietas declares war. To him, humans deserve nothing more than conquest and elimination. They possess no honor. They lie, cheat, and sign faithless treaties. He washes his hands of them.
Following centuries of battle, Pietas learns with dismay that the Ultra High Council has agreed to peace talks. He suspects a trap, but grudgingly complies. Upon arrival at the site, his worst fears are realized. Cornered, out of options and with his beloved mother’s immortality at stake, Pietas surrenders.
Now a captive of the people he loathes, Pietas is left for dead on the planet Sempervia. He can’t survive on his own. Six, a human soldier abandoned with him, offers food and water. Is this man worthy of friendship? Or is this another trap?
Either way, Pietas must do the one thing he detests. Trust a human…
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It’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is The Kiss of a Viscount by Linda Rae Sande. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.Join Linda Rae Sande @lindaraesa and more authors for #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

Welcome to FreeBookFriday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

The Kiss of a Viscount by Linda Rae Sande

When George inherits a viscountcy and must find a wife, his mistress suggests the daughter of a marquess. But Lady Elizabeth is determined to marry the Earl of Trenton, even if his kiss is like that of her best friend’s dog! When she mentions the awful kiss at a ball, George innocently offers to demonstrate a proper kiss. Intrigued, Elizabeth accepts, thinking a kiss is just a kiss … or is it?
2014 RONE Award Honorable Mention for Best Post-Medieval Historical
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BXGUOU6
This is a permafree book.

Heat Wave: Riders Up, Book 2 by Adriana KraftJoin Adriana Kraft and more authors for #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

Celebrate the upcoming Kentucky Derby with a free romantic suspense set in the world of horse racing!
Danger, suspense, stunning race horses, courageous heroines and the complicated men who love them!
Hang onto the land – but at what cost? Feisty widow hires ace racehorse trainer to salvage her family’s heritage. Can they survive escalating threats to life and limb?
During an oppressive Iowa summer of drought and farm foreclosures, widowed Maggie Anderson makes a bold decision: She’ll merge her love of horses and her family’s three hundred and twenty acres into a horse farm and try her hand at nearby Prairie Meadows Race Track, where racing purses have just been augmented by the recently added casino gambling.
Down on his luck after being falsely accused in a racing scandal and banned from training, former Arlington Race Track trainer Ed Harrington has skulked home to Des Moines to drown his sorrows and wait for the dust to clear. He’s unprepared for the piercing robin’s-egg-blue eyes of pint-sized Maggie Anderson, who finds him at a flophouse and offers him a job. Can he pull himself together and meet the challenge?
As the two forge a tumultuous working partnership, they soon discover someone is out to get Maggie’s farm and will stop at almost nothing to force her off the land. Can they find and stop the culprit before someone is killed? Can they survive the far greater danger unleashed by the raw passion simmering just beneath the surface of their relationship?
Download your free book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZ6GW6GfRE
Free for a limited time. Get your copy today. (Always free on KindleUnlimited)

Join Bonnie Edwards and more authors for #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Perdition House by Bonnie Edwards

Welcome to Perdition House: a house of sin, secrets, and seduction.
Sometimes ghost stories are naughty and erotic…
Faye Grantham inherits Perdition House, her family’s secret shame, and expects to sell the property and marry her fiancé.
Trapped in the bordello for decades, the spirits of the women who worked there tell their stories to Faye in dreams.
The “girls” control Faye’s libido, influence her decisions and drive her into the arms of two very different men.
Liam Watson wears comfort like most men wear cologne. With an interest in adventurous sex, he’s more man than he first seems.
Mark McLeod is a strong, decisive businessman who was not meant to be more than a one-night stand. But Mark hopes to continue Faye’s lessons in sensuality.
Enthralled by the mansion Faye’s must re-examine her engagement, her business decisions, and her beliefs.
As the spirits reveal themselves one by one, Faye learns how they came to Perdition House, why they joined the women there and some of the secrets that a high-class bordello could hold.
But can decades-old secrets affect Faye’s life today?
Download your free book: https://books2read.com/Perdition-House-Part-1
This is a permafree book.

Cole: A Rock Star Story (Standish Bay #1) by Christine DonovanJoin Christine Donovan and more authors for #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

Cole Jackson is sent to prison for a murder he did not commit, the murder of his wife Lindsey. She is stabbed to death late one night. A night Cole doesn’t remember, but he does know one thing for certain, he could never have committed the act.

His talent as a songwriter and an avid reader save him from the loneliness of the cold, dark and unforgiving prison walls. As he joins the world of the free again, after fifteen years in prison, he struggles with his once again fame in being part of a rock-n-roll band, the stigma of being a convicted killer and the fact that his self-esteem and self-respect were lost years ago. Prison will do that to you, not to mention drugs, alcohol and an unfaithful wife. He no longer has the drugs, the alcohol, or the unfaithful wife, whose long list of lovers range from a controversial New York Senator, to a member of his band. What he has is a tarnished reputation and the determination to find the true killer and restore his life as best he can.

Shannon Gallagher’s hard work as a writer is finally paying off. She owns a beautifully restored Victorian home on the ocean, is raising a terrific and talented sixteen-year-old son, Cameron, whose musical ability amazes everyone. She even manages to maintain a close relationship with her parents, her sisters and her brother, not to mention, an ex-husband, John McKenzie. She has, however, shied away from relationships since her divorce.

She believes her life is complete, until she meets Cole Jackson. She idolized him at sixteen, cried at twenty-one when he went to prison. Now at thirty-six, she meets him and falls instantly in love. Only being in love with Cole is more painful than she ever imagines it can be. And more dangerous as the closer Cole gets to exposing his wife’s killer, the closer Shannon becomes to being his next victim. Can Cole expose the murderer and keep Shannon safe?

This book was previously titled – BlackJack

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This is a permafree book.

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Join Kayelle Allen and more authors for #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
Download your free book: https://kayelleallen.com/bro
(requires newsletter sign up)

Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of DepositPhotos.com)

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RLF Gem Award 
In August, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 31 day
month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). 
The RLF Gem Top Blogger Award authors:
1. Naomi Bellina
2. Jennifer Garcia
3. Cynnara Tregarth
4. Christine Donovan
5. Lexi Post
Honorable mention: Ella Quinn and Anita Philmar
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily
Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
link
for more information.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Calisa Rhose, Codi Gary, Cindy Matthews, Denysé Bridger, Desiree Holt, EE
Ottoman, Elizabeth Ashtree, Forbes Arnone, Jacob Z Flores, Jennifer Kamptner, Marilyn
Baron, Nicole Morgan, Robin Danner, Sadie Grubor, Taylor Brooks, Tina Gayle, Tonya
Callihan, Willa Blair.
The Reluctant Duke 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book
and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author.
Today’s featured book is The Reluctant Duke by Christine Donovan.
Thomas Seabrook, the penniless Duke of Wentworth, walks into
White’s for night cap. He leaves no longer in need of coin. In fact, he has become
a wealthy man and owner of Hamilton Whaling Industries of New Bedford, Massachusetts
and guardian of a seventeen-year-old girl. Thomas travels to Boston intent of bring his ward back and marrying
her off to the first eligible gentleman who requests her hand. Except the first
gentleman to ask for her, is his own brother Sebastian. Thomas refuses, because
bloody hell, he wants her for himself.
Emma Hamilton is not happy with her new situation. Her papa brought
her up to be independent and assertive. How dare this stranger, this moody noble,
dictate what she can do and not do? When she finds herself thrown into a London season, being introduced
from one gentleman to another, looking for a husband, she realizes only the duke
will do. How can she break through the duke’s hard exterior and find the loving,
caring gentleman she knows he hides from everyone.

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