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Tag Archives: Contemporary Romance

Meet Janet Lane Walters @JanetL717 Author of Tangled Dreams #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceLearn a bit about Janet Lane Walters and why she writes books in a number of genres. Her latest Tangled Dreams is a contemporary romance and she’s now working on Nilos, Moon Rising a fantasy.

Janet, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Tangled Dreams

Tangled Dreams by Janet Lane Walters

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 3

Two reasons bring Cancer heroine Janine Rhodes to Fern Lake. The first is the Masters and Doctors program at the nearby university. The second is a letter from a dying woman.

When Virgo Nate Quinn learns about his son’s medical condition, he can barely hold on. Just a year ago, he lost his wife to cancer. His adopted son has become his entire family. When the doctor asks him about the child’s birth parents, he has no idea. He agreed to the adoption but only signed papers and took no other part in the process. Now he needs to locate two people.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I’m not sure I’m much different from most people though for most of my life I’ve been a book worm. I was married for sixty plus years to the same man who considered my passion for writing as an obsession. He was a psychiatrist so he might have been right. I have an eclectic family. Three children by birth and one a biracial child by adoption. I have four black grandchildren and three Chinese. Guess that might be a bit different. I’ve lived in anumber of states and fell in love with the Hudson Valley of New York. Many of my stories are sited here. I kind of dabble writing mysteries, contemporary romance, fantasy romances and a fantasy series for young people. As well, I’ve written paranormal stories with history in the background. There are also several non-fiction books, two written when I was ghost writing for doctors and one on writing fiction with a good friend. I’m into Astrology and once earned enough money to make a trip to Ireland doing charts for others. I’ve composed music with several being played at the church I attended. So that’s my very almost ordinary life. I’ve been published since 1968 with time out to return to work as a nurse to help children through college. I also have a BA in English and a BS in Nursing.

What is your personality type?

I’m rather kind of mixed in personality. There are times when I’ m an introvert and bury myself in words, mine and others. I can also be an extrovert enjoying interacting with people. Lately with the Corono virus, I’ve been more introvert.

What was your favorite childhood game?

As a child during WW II, the games we played were all about planning for an invasion. We ranged the hill in front of our house and dug hidden pits in the ground. We also spent time spotting planes. We became adept with Morse Code. There were also the usual childhood games. Telling ghost stories at night and putting on plays for the neighbors. On the street where I lived, there were 2 girls and eight boys of the same ages. Needless to say things were geared to boys.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

Pneumonia is the culprit. I had been married for a few months and during a regular check-up at the hospital where I worked, they found pneumonia. Back then antibiotics were rare and I was allergic to penicillin so the search went on. On my way home, I stopped at the library and took out a heap of books. My aunt brought some more and my sister-in-law sent a shopping bag. Many of hers were medical romances. After reading a half dozen of them, I tossed the books aside and decided I could do better. They knew nothing about nurses, doctors and hospitals. I remember some of the premises even today and shudder. That’s when the quest began and I started reading books about writing. A few years later, I published my first short story and then went on to writing novel lengths.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Finish the book. Don’t keep rewriting the first chapter or chapters over and over until you lose sight of what you want to write. Yes, there are things you know aren’t right and things you may have left out but continue to the end. The end almost always makes you realize when you are finished how much the story and the characters have grown. Then it’s time to start revising. As you continue to write, you will find a system that works for you but this comfort doesn’t start the moment when you first begin writing. You will learn by doing and by trial and error.

What are your writing goals for the next year or so?

Goals are a great thing to have. For the next while I’ll be concentrating on two series to finish both. One is a contemporary Romance Moon Child series and there are seven out of twelve finished. They are books in the 40,000 to 50,000 length. I am also concentrating on a fantasy series Moon Rising that will have six books in total. I’m on the third. These are longer books.

Where to buy Tangled Dreams

Publisher https://bookswelove.net/walters-janet-lane/

Janet Lane Walters Social Media

Janet Lane-Walters has been writing and having her books published since the days of the typewriter. She has more than 40 novels and dozens of novellas plus four non-fiction books published. Janet lives in the scenic Hudson River valley with her husband, a psychiatrist who has no desire to cure her obsession with writing.
She is the mother of four and the grandmother of five with two children expected to arrive soon from China. Janet writes in a number of genres – Romance from sweet to sensual and from contemporary to fantasy and paranormal. She has published cozy mysteries and medical suspense. She also has a number of YA fantasies published.
Website https://bookswelove.net/walters-janet-lane/
Blog https://wwwelecticwriter.blogspot.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Janet-Lane-Walters/e/B0034P79H0/

 

Read the new contemporary romance Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceShe’s never found love. He’s divorced from a cheating wife. Their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic…and murder in Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston.

Alexa, 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.

Hollywood Double by Alexa Aston

Genre: contemporary romance

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

She’s a Hollywood leading lady who’s never found love–except with Jax, her Basenji.

He’s divorced from a cheating wife and refuses to ever give his heart away again.

Together, their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic… and murder…

Mac Randall’s life turns upside down when he walks in on his wife and her lover. He finishes his tour of duty overseas and leaves the army, becoming a popular stuntman in Hollywood. When the actor Mac doubles for is murdered, Mac is surprised to find himself cast as the film’s leading man–at the suggestion of the actress who will play opposite him.

Keely Kennedy has built a solid career in Hollywood, rising from supporting roles to leading lady, but she’s been unlucky in love. She becomes close friends with Mac Randall, her new co-star, while she helps him prepare for his first on-screen role. Friendship blossoms into love during their shoot and despite several mishaps on the set, she knows not only has she done the best work in her career on this film, but she believes Mac will become an instant star.

Before production is complete, though, the murderer surfaces–ready to kill the film–and its two stars.

Hollywood Double is the fourth book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series order:
Book 1 – Hollywood Heartbreaker
Book 2 – Hollywood Flirt
Book 3 – Hollywood Player
Book 4 – Hollywood Double
Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

Where to buy Hollywood Double

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H6YV96M

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
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#NewRelease Contemporary Romance Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceCan a dyslexic actor and a shy loner find happiness together? Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston. Alexa, 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.

Hollywood Player by Alexa Aston

Genre: contemporary romance

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

From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – Book Three in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

She has zero friends…and is wary of men, living life as a recluse.

His only friend is 90 and when she dies, he’s adrift.

Can a dyslexic actor and a shy loner find happiness together?

Famous from the time she was fourteen, London Russell lands the cover of Sports Illustrated to cap off her modeling career. Leaving the fashion world behind, she follows her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Thanks to an ex-boyfriend’s vicious attack on her, London becomes a recluse who turns out hits but never tours—and can’t trust a man. Her life changes course when she encounters a Hollywood screenwriter and director and agrees to write the theme song for their next movie.

Knox Monroe grew up as America’s darling, a child actor featured on several popular television series. After his mother’s betrayal, Knox drops out of sight, returning years later to make the successful transition to adult roles. A known womanizer and loner, Knox meets London by chance. Through her connections, he winds up with the lead role in a new movie.

Will London be able to open her heart and move past Knox’s player reputation? And will Knox knock down the emotional fortress that he’s built around his heart?

In Hollywood, anything’s possible…

Hollywood Player is the third book in the Hollywood Name Game series. Each book in the series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series order:
Book 1 – Hollywood Heartbreaker
Book 2 – Hollywood Flirt
Book 3 – Hollywood Player
Book 4 – Hollywood Double
Book 5 – Hollywood Enigma

Where to buy Hollywood Player

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBTPS4F/

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
Website https://alexaaston.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexa-aston
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
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Read the contemporary western romance The Rancher's Family by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporary #westernToday’s featured book is The Rancher’s Family (The Hitching Post Hotel #7) by Barbara White Daille.

The Rancher’s Family by Barbara White Daille

Genre: Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

“Are you my new mommy?”
She certainly hopes so…
After a devastating loss, Cara Leonetti’s dreams of a husband and children are on hold. But Cowboy Creek’s local matchmaker thinks otherwise! And Cara finds herself unexpectedly entangled in the day-to-day family chaos of widower Wes Daniels and his two small children. She’s falling hard, but the strong, silent rancher doesn’t trust in love. Can Cara put her own fears aside and show Wes that they’re stronger together?

Where to buy The Rancher’s Family

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MW7JZZ1/

Barbara White Daille Social Media

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life: https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
Website https://www.barbarawhitedaille.com
Blog http://www.barbarawhitedaille.com/blog
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Coming Soon: A Chance Encounter by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKaren Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Chance Encounter.

A Chance Encounter by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Pia Tallisico loves baseball, she loves the New York Pelicans. On a solo trip to the ballpark she meets Pelican relief pitcher, Lorenzo Marcus, which causes an instant spark between them. As the season progresses, so does their relationship. When a secret Pia buried away slowly unravels, an additional unknown deceitful twist arises. Will Pia’s secret cause Lorenzo to walk away from the only woman he ever loved?

Where to buy A Chance Encounter

Publisher Mandolay Press

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y or sign up for the author’s newsletter http://bit.ly/2V4OEQL

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
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Brenda Sparks, 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.

Where to buy A Midsummer Night’s Demon

Daelyn Torres is determined to break free from her over-protective brother. Born a demon, she knows little of the world outside her home and work. A chance blind date promises adventure and perhaps a walk on the wild side. But her night on the town takes a deadly turn when she is gravely injured and left to die. A handsome, mysterious stranger comes to her rescue and brings with him a passion she has never experienced.

A dark guardian sent to investigate a series of missing person cases, vampire Ky Robinson is ready for anything, except the insatiable desire that engulfs him when he meets Daelyn. He senses their destiny is intertwined and vows to do everything in his power to keep her safe. The only problem: demons and vampires go together like fire and ice.

Daelyn never believed in things that went bump in the night but is more than willing to be seduced by the sexy vampire who marks both her body and soul. Will Ky be able to keep them both alive long enough to prove that vampires and demons can be so much more than friends?

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Brenda Sparks has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.
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