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Adriana Kraft, 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.

The Merry Widow by Adriana Kraft

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The millennium arrived with such promise–will it deliver for recently widowed Merry Delaney?

So much for all the anticipation about the new millennium. Merry Delaney’s life is still in a rut and shows no signs of changing. Sex? A fading memory, gone long before her husband actually died. Excitement? Hardly the hallmark of an accountant’s life. At forty-two, what can she look forward to?

Until her best friend takes Merry’s predicament into her practiced hands. One passionate kiss unleashes possibilities Merry never dreamed of–and she wants to sample them all. Men? Women? Young? Old? Ménage? Toys? Yes, to all, to pleasure, to making up for lost time.

Enter Chicago Detective Jim Barnes, who solicits Merry’s help with a mob funds-skimming case. Can the scorching passion that soon smolders between Merry and Jim survive the escalating mob threats of exposure? Having discovered a zest for sex, will Merry ever again be satisfied with one man?

Why did you write this book?

We love crafting erotic romance stories with bisexual heroines. When we began this one, we envisioned it as an erotic romp, with lots of enticing sex scenes for readers to enjoy. We originally created the device of the threat of mob exposure to push our characters into flaunting the mob with more and more sex scenes. We probably accomplished that goal, but as the project unfolded, we came to care more about Merry’s journey as a woman.

When her story opens, on New Year’s Eve 1999, widow Merry Delaney is probably one of the most shut-down, despairing characters we’ve ever met. We loved tracing (well, and creating) those tiny first steps toward change–the ones she hardly even knows she’s making. By the time she’s aware, she’s evolved into something she hardly recognizes, but she’s never said “no” along the way. She’s also believed she’d never fall in love again. Now that she has, she faces tough choices–if she continues to embrace her new identity, will she lose her new love? What will she choose?

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love to read and it’s hard to select a favorite genre! So I’ll go with two of them. I’m a lifelong Jane Austen fan and have re-read all her novels more times than I can count, each time finding nuances I hadn’t noticed earlier. More broadly, historical novels are a favorite, the more accurate, the better. Currently, both my husband and I are delving into British history between the fall of Rome and the 1066 Norman conquest. I never knew we had so much information about that era–and about its many brave and worthy heroines, especially.

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

No surprise here, it’s one of Jane Austen’s: Emma. My favorite scene in all Austen’s novels is Emma walking the circuit of the garden with Mr. Knightly, dreading that she will hear him tell her of his love for Harriet. Then she realizes she has wounded him by telling him not to speak. Emma’s pride and fear are suddenly dwarfed by her wish not to cause him pain, and she invites him to take another turn with her in the walk, apologizes, and begs him speak. We all know the happy ending – he declares his love for her. But it is Emma’s profound transformation that has drawn me to her.

What are you working on at the moment? 

We’re polishing an erotic romance manuscript about a Twin Cities photographer who specializes in erotic portraits and a Nebraska schoolteacher who signs up for a course at the academy where he teaches – unprepared for what he asks of her until she delves deeper into her own family history and realizes where she comes from. As you can see, we love exploring women’s self-discovery journeys – and of course, those journeys provide lots of opportunities for erotic scenes.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

We have a four-book series set at a sexuality institute (fictional, but based on real ones) in New York City, where we loved to travel when our son lived there. Each book focuses on the sexual journey and romance of a single woman, ranging in age from their twenties to their sixties. As always, lots of opportunity for erotic sex scenes, but also a chance to explore the difference between sex and love, to challenge the stigma often attached to sex workers, and perhaps to spice up the love lives of our readers.

Where to buy The Merry Widow

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2805-1-the-merry-widow/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084PCH63T/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1014270702?ean=2940163931583
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-merry-widow/id1499352992
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-merry-widow-12
GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Adriana_Kraft_THE_MERRY_WIDOW?id=nbPQDwAAQBAJ

Adriana Kraft Social Media

Award winning author Adriana Kraft is a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More. Whether readers open our romantic suspense or our erotic romance, they can expect characters they care about, hot sex scenes, and a compelling story. Our suspense stories deliver one man, one woman, danger and intrigue. Our erotic romance is edgier and nearly always includes ménage or polyamory, sometimes with two women and a man, sometimes with two (or more) couples.
Readers can count on our Romantic Suspense line for
warmth, blazing hot sex, and well-developed characters
(Romance Junkies Reviews) as our hero and heroine battle outer threats and inner demons to stay alive and fall in love.
We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination. Here you’ll find multiple partners, three-way, four-way and more, swing lifestyle, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings:
scorching hot…refreshing…something to read when you want straight up hotness
(Long and Short Reviews) Together we have published more than fifty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews.
Website https://adrianakraft.com
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Read the Nevada Cowboys series: Connor by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKristina 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 your series.

Connor in the Nevada Cowboys Series

Genre Contemporary Romance/Rom Com

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Vegas Nightly publisher Connor Reeves is close to meeting a big-time career goal: making his magazine a state-wide must-read. The only problem? His biggest competition, a larger publisher based in Colorado seems to know his every move. Miranda Clayton is tired of society parties and shopping, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves. Connor isn’t fooled by Miranda’s act for a second. He knows exactly who she is; the question is what does the lady want?

Which book is this in the series?

Connor is the second book in this series. Gage was first, and Jase is coming up next!

How many books do you plan for the series?

There are three books in the series – 3 brothers, 3 feisty heroines, 3 really fun books!

How many books are completed?

I’m finishing up edits on the third book … so I’ll say 2.75. lol

What characters are the main stars in your series?

The brothers are the main characters, but I consider Las Vegas another character. How could Vegas *not* be a character? I love the city and I tried to infuse the books with a lot of local color from food trucks to the casinos, the neon and even the desert.

What is the overall theme in this series?

The theme for the series is that you have to let go of the past. All three brothers are, in their own way, holding on to past hurts. All three of them are somewhat stuck – they don’t see it; they think they’re just fine. I think a lot of us can get stuck because of our pasts, but when we let go we have the ability to change our circumstances. Connor, Jase, and Gage have a strong bond, they have all the money in the world, but they’re all a little bit closed off until Miranda, Sabrina, and Callie come into their lives.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

The Nevada Cowboys are Gage, Connor, and Jase in numerical order.

What did you like best about writing this series?

I liked taking a virtual trip back to Las Vegas – one of my favorite places in the world. I liked exploring the bond between the brothers, and I liked tearing down their beliefs about themselves so that they were open to love again.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

I’ve written 20 books, for a variety of publishers. Each has been an adventure – the life of a writer can be really hard! – but they’ve each taught me something. I tend to write in series, so there are my Texas Girls books, the Slippery Rock series (written for Harlequin’s Superromance line), the Anthem Trilogy (a novella series) and several stand-alone titles including Moonlight Match, Lost on Anna Maria Island and Protecting the Quarterback.

Where can we find links for all your books?

For the most up-to-date book news, my website is alway the best place to check: https://www.kristinaknightbooks.com

Where to buy Connor

Publisher Kristina Knight
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HHX34J
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/connor-kristina-knight/1136380170
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/connor/id1497839002?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/connor-8

Kristina Knight Social Media

Kristina Knight began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about.
Today, Kristina is a freelance writer as well as published romance author. She writes about family/parenting, covers entertainment news, and writes content for a small business website in her non-fiction hours. During her fiction time, she writes romances filled with great characters, fun communities, and always with a happily ever after.
In her personal life, Kristina is a wife, mom, and author, living her happily ever after one deadline at a time. A life-long Midwesterner, Kristina has lived in Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio, where she job-hopped her way through college before eventually landing in the world of journalism. After a ten-year career reporting and producing news for several NBC affiliates, she traded in her journalism cap for yoga pants. She now writes stories that always end in happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!
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Read Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #romance #ContemporaryShilpa Suraj, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters.

Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters by Shilpa Suraj

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She believes in love, family and…squiggles!

Alisha Rana is not your typical single desi girl. For one, she is on the wrong side of 30. For another, she is divorced. And last but definitely not least, she is still, gasp, a virgin!

Alisha doesn’t want much. But what she does want is that elusive thing all women search for – A man who gets her…but a man who gets her hot! She calls it “feeling the squiggle.”

Enter Dr. Vivaan Kapoor, cute, hot, squiggle worthy. The younger brother of her cousin’s prospective groom, he’s got the squiggle factor in spades. The only catch? He’s never been married and is years younger than Alisha. Basically, completely off-limits.

And then there is Arjun. Widowed, older than her by the right number of years and a genuinely nice guy. He’s Vivaan’s cousin and a so-called perfect match for Alisha. The problem is Alisha’s squiggle-o-meter refuses to budge for him.

What will Alisha choose? A lifetime together with the ‘right’ man or a chance at happiness with the ‘wrong’ one?

Where to buy Love, Marriage, and Other Disasters

Amazon https://amzn.to/2IYNG04

Shilpa Suraj Social Media

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present-day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.
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Read the new romance Mandraki Magic by Joanie MacNeil @ #RLFblog #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance Joanie MacNeil, 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.

Mandraki Magic by Joanie MacNeil

Genre Contemporary romance – novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Is Jazzy’s first love the right man for her? When her first love arrives in the Old Town on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Jazzy’s peaceful existence is shattered. What is Finn’s real reason for being on the island?

Jazzy must sort through her confused emotions and make her own decisions. Can she trust him with her heart a second time?

Why did you write this book?

I wrote the story in the first half of 2019 as part of an anthology for my local romance writing group. The theme was ‘summer beach read’. I wanted to write something a little different to usual beach settings. None of the story elements was falling into place for me, until I decided, several months following a brief visit to Rhodes, to set my story there. Everything seem to come to life after that. There is so much to see in the Old Town, my visit was too short to cover it all.

The anthology project didn’t eventuate, and I decided to self-publish my novella. I’d love to revisit Rhodes again.

What is your favorite genre to read?

A range of romance, including romantic short stories, and Icelandic Noir

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

I’ve been reading ‘Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, following the journey through life and career of one of the main characters, Ari Thór, from his days as a young policeman in northern Iceland.

What are you working on at the moment?

 

At the moment I’m working on a novella or two. I have two novels which I’d like to complete in the coming months. They’ve been on the go for way too long.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Later this year, I plan to republish two of my earlier novels, A Traditional Affair, and A Sense of Duty, both contemporary romances set in Scotland.

Where to buy Mandraki Magic

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38E6Ld

Joanie MacNeil Social Media

I am an Australian romance author living in Canberra, Australia’s National Capital. I write short contemporary romance novels and novellas, ranging from sweet to sexy stories about new love and second chances. I love to travel with my own romantic hero and have visited parts of the world I never dreamed I’d see.
Home, family and friends are important to me. I have blended these elements into some of my stories.
When I’m not travelling, or working on my latest project, I enjoy reading romance as well as Icelandic Noir. Though I like watching movies, I never find the time to go to the cinema. I manage to catch up on some shows on Netflix. I enjoy meeting friends for coffee, and am a regular participant in aqua aerobics.
Website www.joaniemacneil.com
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Fiction Furbaby: Meet Gump from Ask Me To Game by Zoe Forward @AuthorZForward @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsZoe Forward, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

Ask Me To Game by Zoe Forward

Genre: Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Emma Duarte just volunteered to be the ultimate badass. She agreed to try out for an elite eGaming team to draw out the criminal mastermind behind the dangerous, illegal underworld of video gaming. The problem? She doesn’t know jack about the game she has to pose as an expert of. What makes it worse? The guy hired to train her on the game is her brother-in-law (not the one married to her sister, but his older brother). Oh, did she forget to mention the ill-advised one-night-stand with him after her sister’s wedding?

Michael Harrison loves seeing straitlaced Emma off-kilter. Sure, she rebuffs him every chance she gets, but that just makes it more challenging—and fun. But at the end of the day, the goal is to get her on the Dynasty eGaming team and catch a criminal. Michael already lost his brother to this underworld, and he won’t lose Emma too.

Meet Gump from Ask Me To Game

Full name: Gump

Gender: Male

Species: Labrador Retriever

Physical description: Yellow, English variety (got the big blocky head)

Relationship to main character: Seizure alert service dog; alerts the hero (Michael) when he is about to have a seizure

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: none

Where this furbaby came from: Service training organization that matched him with Michael

Do you have any working or service animals in your stories? Tell us about them.

YES! Gump is a seizure alert service dog who alerts the hero, Michael, when he is about to have a seizure. Since he entered Michael’s life he has made a huge impact on reducing the number of epileptic seizures Michael had by prompting Michael to medicate before the seizure hits. This means Gump goes where Michael goes. In our story, Michael has been hired to train the heroine in playing a video game that he used to play competitively online.

What inspired you to create this character?

As a veterinarian, I remain awed by my service dog patients who assist their person with dignity, quiet poise and devotion. I have now met and treated two seizure alert dogs over the years who absolutely won my heart not only by how their presence has entirely changed their person’s life, but also their beautiful demeanors and dedication. One was a black Labrador who helped an eight year-old epileptic—went to school with him and everywhere in his kid’s life. He remained focused on his job even when limping with a broken toe and through a horrendous bilateral ear infection.

I must also say that I named him Gump as a tribute to one of my all time favorite patients who had cancer but I swear it wasn’t only the anti-cancer herbs that kept him alive for 1.5 years beyond what we expected. It was his optimistic, loving attitude, and his incredible family’s love for him. Positive attitude and love go so far.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Gump is not just critical to his health, but he’s also Michael’s best bud. I’m not saying he’s Scooby Doo and they eat all kinds of weird food, but they do everything together and in the low moments of his life, he’s the one who’s there.

How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?

Gump’s a working dog which means he’s not generally friendly to everybody. He respects other people but he’s on duty all the time. The one person he warms up to almost immediately is our heroine. Maybe that’s because Michael’s got a thing for her, but Gump trusts her right away.

What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?

This guy’s in the bed or on the sofa when he’s not on duty. No outdoors for him. As an alert dog he’s by his person at all times.

What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?

He’s got the heart of a hero, a characteristic that explodes at exactly the right moment to save the day, or the heroine as it so happens.

About Shelby (personal pet)

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Gump from Ask Me To Game by Zoe Forward @AuthorZForward @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsBreed: Labrador Retriever

Age: 11 yrs

Gender: Female

This post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

To date I have not used any of my own pets in my writing. Each of our dogs is a unique goof. Since I’m a veterinarian I have met so many charismatic pets that if and when I have a pet in one of my novels, I’ve got a lot of sparkling personalities to choose from.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

The cats (there are 4 of them) are often walking across the keyboard or trying to sit in my seat at the same time as me when not batting around a LEGO mini-figure head or tearing apart my toddler’s newest craft project. The dogs sit on their beds staring at me. If I move they jump up. Then I think they need out, but usually they just want a treat. And those sad eyes usually earn them one.

What do you feed your pet?

I do a combination of Grandma Lucy’s freeze dried and high quality kibble (I do vary the kibble brand).

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

Shelby has some vision issues so shiny floors give her the willies. She’s not really a toy dog, but what’s her favorite are the areas rugs that she travels between to move about the house. She’s given many of them love bites in the corners, which is one of her nervous habits.

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Gump from Ask Me To Game by Zoe Forward @AuthorZForward @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets

Where to buy Ask Me To Game

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084F3C4HP/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ask-me-to-game-zoe-forward/1136303408
iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1497441338
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ask-me-to-game

Zoe Forward Social Media

Zoe Forward might admit to you she’s almost prepared for the zombie apocalypse before the fact she writes contemporary and paranormal romances. She’s a board-certified veterinarian. You can ask her about your pet’s problem, but be warned she’s into integrative medicine so her answer might involve treatments you’ve never heard of. You can find her residing in the south with the love of her life, a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.
Website http://www.zoeforward.com
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Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column. Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting. Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robsrescues/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RobsRescues

 

Stressing the Heroes and Heroines from Aspen Gold the Series by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanceLet’s meet characters from Aspen Gold the Series, romances by Cheryl St. John, Debra Hines,* Lizzie starr, Barb Gwen, and Donna Kaye. 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 latest book.

Dancing In The Dark by Cheryl St. John

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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

Stressing Dusty Cavanaugh

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Dusty Cavanaugh is a beloved son/brother/uncle/father in a huge family. He’s raising his six-year old son alone and is operations manager at the Aspen Gold Lodge. Filling in for a handyman friend, he arrives at a lake house to find none other than Kendra, with her toe stuck in the bathtub faucet–and nothing but a tiny towel for cover. Clothes or no clothes, she’s still the woman he loves.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kendra Price has loved Dusty Cavanaugh since they were kids. He shared his family with her, the only family she ever knew. They fell in love and planned to marry. But then Dusty betrayed her. She moved away and focused on her dancing career, but every summer she’s drawn back to the lake house she inherited. This summer she runs into Dusty at every turn. It’s never been more obvious–she never got over the hurt.

Call Me Mandy by Debra Hines

Genre Romance

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

Will Miranda risk losing her wounded heart to this self-made building designer? Can Declan overcome his habitual distain for the heiress and her entitled family?

Stressing Declan Elliot

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Declan Elliot moved from Boston to Spencer, but the Red Sox and the Patriots are still his teams. He’s invested his hard-earned savings in Snow Peak Properties and is now a partner in control of his future and his designs. When fiery-haired Miranda Buffet steps up to the podium and passionately argues her case against Snow Peak’s proposed casino, Declan takes notice. He’s delighted to see her the following Saturday morning at the starting line. Miranda possesses the tight, supple body of a long-distance runner and he’s counting on getting to know her better

Who is the significant other in his life?

Miranda Buffet returned to her childhood home, Spencer, Colorado to work on behalf of the historical society. She spoke out in public against the proposed construction of Standing Bear Casino, pitting her against handsome architect, Declan Elliot. Miranda encounters Declan again the following Saturday at Spencer’s annual half-marathon. Miranda spots Declan, obviously suffering from altitude sickness. Genuinely concerned for his wellbeing, she stops to help him. Holding her water bottle to his lips and gazing into his brilliant blue eyes, she can’t deny her attraction to the engaging builder.

Ryder’s Heart by *Lizzie starr

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Unable to outrun his guilt, Ryder Barlow is finally coming home after five long years. Vianna Harrison is making a new start, and trying to escape her past. Neither can start a new chapter in their lives until they stop rereading the old ones.

Stressing Ryder Barlow

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Ryder Barlow coming home after five celibate years in California to find a beautiful woman in his bed strains Ryder’s personal vow to near the breaking point. The more he learns about this captivating woman, the more difficult it is to remain distant. Believing he’s put the past to rest, he’s still not ready to expose his secret shame. Besides, Vianna is hiding something, too. He’s sure of it.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Vianna Harrison., a talented artist, an extraordinary cinnamon roll baker, and…she talks to the dead. Hiding her abilities as Vianna settles in to her new home in Spencer is easy, until the spirits won’t be denied. Keeping her attraction to the handsome man who returns home unexpectedly adds another layer to her complicated life. Then the past returns to haunt her, threatens her, and there’s only one man she can turn to.

For Keeps by Barbara Gwen

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

Widow Kate Michaels kept a secret from the man she loves, and from the entire community of Spencer, Colorado. Veterinarian Jackson Samuels still loves the woman who left him years ago. When Jack uncovers a family secret, the truth makes him question who he thought he was. Will two people who once shared a heartfelt love, allow their lonely secrets to consume and define them?

Stressing Jackson Samuels

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Jack has loved Kate forever, but when he returned to Spencer to take over the veterinary clinic, she won’t have anything to do with him. And he doesn’t know why. Her daughter shows an interest and aptitude in caring for animals and spends more and more time with him. Jack cherishes the eight-year-old and wishes she was his. Now, if only her mother could come to love him again.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kate Michaels has kept a secret from her family, the town, everyone, for over eight years. But as her daughter becomes attached to the handsome veterinarian, Kate struggles to keep that secret safe. She’s loved Jackson since they were kids and dreams of the possibilities now that he’s home. But this long-kept secret could just as easily tear them apart forever, and she doesn’t know if she’s willing to risk her heart again.

Second Chances by Donna Kaye

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work. Cassie Andrews thought she met the perfect guy, then he was gone. Ten years later they meet again when they are brought together for a job. For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding Cassie and her son helps ease the the pain of his last case gone wrong. But can he keep them safe?

Stressing Heath Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding out he has a son blows him away. Keeping his son safe from an unknown threat takes all of his skills. Heath and Cassie have to put aside the past and work together to stay one step ahead of the danger threatening their son and the passion that threatens to consume them.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Cassie Andrews thought she’d met the perfect man, then he was gone, and she realized she was pregnant. Ten years later, she’s a single mom trying to rebuild her life when Heath Lawe’s return shatters her orderly life. Her son’s abduction forces them to work together and brings back the feelings she thought long dormant.

Sleepin’ Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Under cover cop, Hunter Lawe, riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it. Out for revenge on a case that went bad, he finds the perfect pawn in Ruby Leigh Dupree. He’ll use anyone to get the enemy, no matter the cost. After all, life is just the road to death.

Stressing Hunter Lawe

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Undercover cop, Hunter Lawe had a murdered in his reach and lost him when a woman betrays him. Every time another woman dies he feels the guilt and the shame. When he meets a woman who can lead the murderer back within his reach he takes her hostage to get his revenge. Too late he realizes he’s she’s the one woman he can trust. The woman who owns his heart.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Ruby Leigh Dupree was in the wrong place. Beaten and left for dead she narrowly escapes. When she wakes she has no memory of what happened to her. A haunting refrain fills her mind urging her to run, to hide in Spencer, Colorado. When Hunter finds her he tells her he has all the answers to her past. Will he lead her to the truth or her death?

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