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Christmas in a Flash by Daryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams @daryldevore #RLFblog #ChristmasromanceDaryl Devore writing as Victoria Adams, 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.

Christmas in a Flash by Victoria Adams

Genre Christmas Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Sweet

Victoria 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?

Where to buy Christmas in a Flash

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KYBC959

Victoria Adams / Daryl Devore Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devore’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl Devore lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
Website https://daryldevore.wixsite.com/mysite
Blog https://daryldevore.blogspot.ca
Twitter https://twitter.com/daryldevore
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/christmas-in-a-flash/

 

Know the Heroine from Perfectly Christmas by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #romanticcomedyLinda 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.

Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor

Genre Romantic comedy

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

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”

That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dr Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.

This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.

Romantic and … complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!

Know the Heroine from Perfectly Christmas

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

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

Builds a fire in the fireplace and cozies up with the latest issue of A Bit about Drills.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Pizza from Pizza Heaven in Strathaven. If she can get out of making dinner, she’s all over it.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

In the operating room, she’s in surgical greens. At home, it’s comfy sweat pants and an oversized sweatshirt.

Does she know how to fix things?

She’s a master with a drill – it’s been a hobby for years. If it can be fixed with a drill, she’s your woman.

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

She’s not a huge fan of the Secret Santa gift exchange. Buying gifts that people don’t need and want even less is not exactly her cup of tea. But she’s trying to fit into small-town Strathaven so she agrees to participate. Whose name does she pull out of the hat? None other than her old flame Quinn Malone. Groan. Now she has three weeks to make a homemade gift for him. The silver lining is that she’ll be able to use her drill – soap on a rope anyone?

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

She’s used to putting patients, including children, quickly at ease.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She’s an early riser – all those years of 6 a.m rounds at the hospital have molded her into an early bird.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yes. She’s a surgeon with superior fine motor skills – chopsticks are a piece of cake.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Coffee – black. Quick and easy – and it means less grocery shopping.

What apps would she have on her phone?

CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties), UptoDate, Mobile Banking, Grey’s Anatomy, Fundamentals of Surgery, A Bit about Drills

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings – discrete turquoise crystals are her fav.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Her own CRV that she can pack all her belongings in – handy when she moves from small town to small town. But in Strathaven, the car stays parked in her garage, and everything is close enough to walk.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle (always).

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Perfectly Christmas

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B01MYW5T7X

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.
Website https://www.lindaoconnor.net
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter https://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

Read the new Winter Encounter by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceWelcome 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.

Winter Encounter by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Alexandra Scaronni and Billy Davidson met each other by accident, not realizing they had gone to preschool through junior high together. They share a wonderful relationship until a secret Billy is keeping unravels right in front of them. While locking up their cafe, a car stops in front and shot are fired, which sends them into a tailspin. Will they be able to unravel the secret that has haunted Billy for years while keeping their relationship together?

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes I do. I write Women’s Fiction, Cozy Mysteries and Contemporary Romances.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Most of my ideas are fragments of my dreams.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

It’s important to me that I start out with a solid outline.

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first unpublished book in sophomore year of high school My first published book I wrote in 1989 and it didn’t get published until 2012.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? City life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.

Dogs or cats? I love both!

Where to buy Winter Encounter

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Encounter-Karen-Cino/dp/1795536519/

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and 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. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
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Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/

 

Love Christmas Romance? Authors share their best @ConstanceBretes @DarylDevore @RomanceRegency @Luanna_Stewart #ChristmasRomance #RLFblogIt’s Christmas Romance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of great reads and downloads. Be sure to bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find books to download and read. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

The Christmas Ballet by Constance Bretes

Laura Hemmingway cut herself off from men and her family when the man she loved married her sister. She moved across the country and was doing just fine until she received a devastating call to return to New York. She had to face the death of her sister, her sister’s little girl, Maria, and Maria’s father, Stefan—the man she had once loved. She figured she would pay her respects and leave as soon as possible. She never anticipated on the beautiful little girl stealing her heart. And she never expected that seeing Stefan again after twelve years would stir up old feelings.
Stefan’s life was complete. He had a successful career as an attorney, a beautiful wife, and an adorable six-year-old daughter. Although he and his wife had been married in name only for the past several years, he cared for her deeply. Then her unexpected death brought him face-to-face with his former lover, and the guilt he’d carried for years.
Stefan is still in love with Laura and wants to give her everything she deserves. He and Maria are racing against time to convince Laura to stay with them in New York.
Can a little girl’s love, and the true magic of Christmas, help Stefan convince Laura to stay and give their relationship another chance?

http://books2read.com/u/4AY8Ro

Love in the Key of C by Daryl DevoreLove Christmas Romance? Authors share their best @ConstanceBretes @DarylDevore @RomanceRegency @Luanna_Stewart #ChristmasRomance #RLFblog

Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078L7Q113

A Regency Christmas Treasury by Deborah Hale

Love Christmas Romance? Authors share their best @ConstanceBretes @DarylDevore @RomanceRegency @Luanna_Stewart #ChristmasRomance #RLFblogCelebrate a Romantic Regency Christmas with three stories that will stir your emotions and warm your heart! In Scandal Takes a Holiday, Captain Aaron Turner is caught in a romantic triangle with twin heiresses at a holiday house party. Lady Cassandra gets a second chance at love in Snowbound with the Baronet, when she and Sir Brandon are storm-stayed on the way to Bath. In Her Mistletoe Kiss, a widow and her young son are rescued from bleak circumstances to spend Christmas with her lost love.
“…all the elements of warmth and magic one expects to find during the magical Christmas season.” -Marilyn Rondeau, Reviewer’s International Organization

http://amzn.to/2yvSByz

Available on KindleUnlimited

Christmas Revels VI: Four Regency Novellas by Hannah Meredith, et al.Luanna Stewart

(Other authors include Anna Allen, Kate Parker, and Louisa Cornell)

Come revel with four award-winning authors for Christmas tales filled with laughter, tears, and love…

Her Ladyship Orders A Christmas Tree–Scandal and outrage descend on the village! Her Ladyship wants a pagan Christmas tree placed in the Hall. If the vicar’s daughter is to avert an insurrection, she must enlist the new steward’s help before Christmas–and a royal visitor–arrive.

“The Play’s The Thing…” A Christmas house party. An amateur theatrical. Two people who have assumed false roles even before the festivities begin. Lies and misdirection lead to an improbable attraction, and no one knows how the drama will end.

Yuletide Treachery–An awkward young woman and the disfigured host of the house party she’s attending join forces to unmask a traitor. Among the guests is the man who brutally beat the host and left him for dead in France. Can discovering the assailant lead two lonely people to love?

A Perfectly Unexpected Christmas–When a dissolute gentleman attempts to return to his abandoned wife for his daughter’s christening, a riding accident results in amnesia. An exacting routine is recommended, and if he can survive his wife’s regimen, he might have a home for Christmas. Forever.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y2DQCG3/

If Wishes Were Earls by Luanna Stewart

Her wish will be granted…Love Christmas Romance? Authors share their best @ConstanceBretes @DarylDevore @RomanceRegency @Luanna_Stewart #ChristmasRomance #RLFblog

When a mysterious note directs Miss Miranda Large to a tiny village in Cornwall to find her heart’s desire, she’d be a fool to not go. The excitement mounts when she meets a strange shopkeeper who claims that a magical keepsake will make possible her dream of marriage to a man with a title. But a snowstorm forces her to accept the hospitality of a sullen earl and Miranda fears she’s made a horrible mistake.

He’s given up hope…

Edward Penhallion, the 12th Earl of Claverlock, is not in the mood to search for yet another wife. He longs to be left alone with his books and his dreams of revenge. But the arrival of a headstrong, sharp-tongued spinster forces him to play the charming host. Not a difficult task, given her intelligence and beauty.

As the blizzard rages, Edward discovers there’s more to Miranda than a lively wit and a lovely face. And Miranda wonders if the trappings of

Love Christmas Romance? Authors share their best @ConstanceBretes @DarylDevore @RomanceRegency @Luanna_Stewart #ChristmasRomance #RLFblog

wealth are enough for true happiness.

https://books2read.com/u/bQa1e6

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

What would you do if your loved one would never again be home for Christmas? In the sweet holiday story, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

https://amzn.to/1wpW8qE

Available on KindleUnlimited

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Meet Lynn Chantale @ lynnchantale Author of Stealing Christmas #RLFblog #Romance #Mystery Collections and AnthologiesLynn Chantale, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Stealing Christmas.

Stealing Christmas by Lynn Chantale

Genre: Romance Collections and Anthologies

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Secrets abound in Benson’s Bakery. A crazed Santa wants something valuable hidden inside the building, and only two things stand in his way…Jake and Sara.

When Sara Henderson receives threatening letters just days before Christmas, she asks sexy bread baker Jake Benson for help. Jake is more than happy to provide the muscle to keep the beautiful cake decorator from harm, but he has an ulterior motive–to steal a kiss under the mistletoe. Sara wants that kiss as much as he does, but first they have a mystery to solve.

Will they find out who is stalking Sara, or will Santa succeed in stealing Christmas?

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

Aside from being blind with a guide dog? As a person I’ve embraced some of the shall we say more eclectic parts of personality such as a fondness for BDSM, enjoying relationships with other ethical non-monogamous folks, and finding my way as an empty-nester and divorcee.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

My favorite topic is books. I could talk for hours about the books I’ve read or plan to read. It’s a good thing I joined a book club. ;-)

What is your favorite meal?

My absolute favorite meal is one I don’t have to cook. Other than that, sloppy joes and french-fries.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I’d always had the writing bug. As far back as elementary school I wrote about a precocious four-year-old with a talent for solving mysteries. Later it turned into wanting something more realistic and more like me. There’s nothing wrong with romances being set on a ranch or to hand out with billionaires, but this inner-city girl wanted to read about other African American characters in less glamorous situations.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

When going to conventions, I take anxiety meds and plenty of swag, such as sewing kits, lip balm and ink pens. There have been a few T-shirts and tote bags too.

What are your writing goals for this year?

The writing goals for 2019 have been accomplished. As for 2020, I’m looking forward to putting out at least four new books.

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https://www.thehouseoflynn.com/

Where to buy Stealing Christmas

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A42YSXY/

Lynn Chantale Social Media

Lynn Chantale resides in Southwest Florida and she is determined to enjoy all that life has to offer. She has a mad affinity for milk chocolate, preferably Dove chocolate truffles or the caramel-filled squares (Godiva is acceptable), and plays the bass guitar when the Muse begs for a bit of distraction.
She’s a multi-published author in ebooks and has recently stepped into the self-publishing world. So far both experiences have been rewarding.
You can check out her books on Amazon as Lynn Chantale.
Website https://www.thehouseoflynn.com/
Blog https://www.thehouseoflynn.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/lynnchantale
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/W.LynnChantaleAuthor
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/W-Lynn-Chantale/e/B007PFA96S/

 

Read the new Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #SmallTownRomance #HolidayRomanceVicki Batman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Sommerville Holidays.

Sommerville Holidays by Vicki Batman

Genre: small town Christmas romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses…Sommerville holidays.

Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus.

The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.

Where to buy Sommerville Holidays

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z45SGC5

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/
Blog http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction-133506590074451/
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman/
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Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/vicki-batman/

 
 
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