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Read The Boardwalk by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #romance #mysteryKaren 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 your book.

The Boardwalk by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romantic mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets. Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

My favorite meal is anything with eggplant, turkey meatloaf and chicken cutlets.

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is going to Sicily and sitting on the beach with my feet in the water of the Mediterranean. Throwing a backpack on and walking the narrow cobblestone streets, visiting street fairs and markets.

What are your hobbies?

I’m pretty boring. I enjoy walking, reading and watching the Hallmark channel and HGTV. In the summer, I do gardening and especially enjoy my herb garden.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I read Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. In between I’ll read Stephen King for a change of pace.

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

I do a lot of research on the internet. I also go out and scope the area I’m writing about. I like to write about places where people can relate to. Since I moved down to the New Jersey Shore, I have moved my characters from the Staten Island Boardwalk down to the white sands of the shore.

Where to buy The Boardwalk

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://amzn.to/2kdKsgn

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Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/611680

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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
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Read a Free Book on #KU Rowan by Holly Bargo @HollyBargoBooks #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 free book is Rowan by Holly Bargo. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Rowan by Holly Bargo

Nearly a century ago, Rowan Nemed died by lightning strike. The divine bolt ignited something magic and she was transformed into something rare, powerful, and fey: sidhe.
Sidhe survival depends much upon one’s ability to remain hidden from other supernatural creatures and magic users who would exploit them. Rowan has lived for several years in the pressure cooker of Hollywood as a set designer, carefully staying away from the camera. However, a spontaneous act of recognition for her work brings Rowan to the notice of Los Angeles’ supernatural community and her freedom is threatened.
Lion shifter Adrian and vampire Simon are best friends and business partners. When they discover Rowan, each wants her for his own. Rowan does her best to dissuade them, for a supernatural matebond means the end of her freedom.
Then demons begin hunting sidhe and Rowan is a prime target. She agrees to exchange her freedom for survival. But which male will Rowan accept? And can she survive wheRead a Free Book on #KU Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #Readn one of them dies in a battle to keep her?
This is the first of three books in The Tree of Life trilogy. The book can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Mature content not suitable for readers under 18. Content has been proofread, edited, and updated.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00INFQXC8/
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Bringer of Chaos: Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Exiled to a barren world, the immortal king Pietas must learn to humble himself and ask for help–politely. Without assistance, he might spend an eternity alone, never finding the people he has already died over a thousand times to save.
The problem is, the only source of aid is a human, the very one who caused his exile in the first place.
Immortal. Warrior. Outcast. Traitors took everything. Except his honor.
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Sex, Lies, and Joysticks by Lynn Chantale

Sex, Lies, and Joysticks by Lynn Chantale #FreeBookFriday #ReadFor the first time in a long time, Randa Arnold is happy beyond measure. She has the love of her husband, Linc and her paramour Matteo. After the fulfillment of a mutual sex fantasy and an unbelievable night of passion her world is turned upside down.
Lincoln never expected his wife to fall in love with another man, even though he knew that was a possibility. He loves his wife, but just can’t wrap his mind around her emotionally attached to someone else, so he does the only thing he can, he forces Matteo to leave.
Forcing Matteo to leave has some unexpected consequences. Randa is despondent, yet keeps a brave face. This only intensifies Linc’s sense of guilt. If that weren’t enough, someone is threatening his wife. His only chance at redemption and to get to the bottom of the threat is to bring Matteo back. Only one problem, the man can’t be found.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X42XLQJ
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Re-Scue by Laura Tolomei

Re-Scue spans four different lifetimes connected by an insane passion for sex and blood. The players – a hunter and his prey – change shapes and sexes, but their sensually seductive game is always as exciting as the first time. The rules are simple. Sex without emotions is what the hunter wants, but the prey seems unwilling to give, refusing to play by this incomprehensible rule.
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Yanti’s Choice by Rebekah R Ganiere

Since she turned eighteen Yanti has been the highest sought after mate for every eligible male in Wolvenglen. But in their society, it’s not the male who chooses the mate.
Yanti has always wanted Roal; the one wolf that hasn’t shown any interest in her as anything more than a friend. Disappointed Yanti refuses to give up on him. But dashing handsome Lash has her in his sights and won’t give up until he has her.
Roal knows that Yanti is more than special and deserves only the best male in Wolvenglen. But Roal feels more comfortable with his books than actually telling her of his feeling.
And when it looks like Yanti has chosen another male as her mate, Roal makes a decision that could cost both of them a happily ever after.
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Know the Heroine from Between the Pipes by Linda O’Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #medical #romcom Linda 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.

Between the Pipes by Linda O’Connor

Genre romantic comedy, sports romance, medical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Sarah Jain is a family doctor in a hockey-crazy town. She hates hockey. She hasn’t gone anywhere near a rink in years, until her friend, the team doctor, calls in a favour. Mike Wallace is the starting goalie for the Clarington Quakes, the local professional hockey team. He’s not about to let an injury slow him down or a rookie doctor call the shots.

Sarah and Mike don’t respect each other’s jobs. When they have to work together, sparks fly and ice melts. Can they play a game they both can win?

Love on the ice doesn’t always go smoothly.

Know the Heroine from Between the Pipes

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

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

She loves putting together fancy tablescapes – it’s relaxing and creative. She has over ten sets of coloured dishes and a variety of tablecloths, napkins, and napkin rings to play with.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

She would go out of her way for a piece of turtle pie – caramel and chocolate decadence.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She prefers a casual professional look – nothing flashy. She runs a mobile clinic for street youth and wants to be able to connect with them quickly. Definitely sweats or yoga pants to relax at home.

Does she know how to fix things?

Only with respect to the human body. She’s a family doctor.

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

Sarah tried to do a favour for her best friend and professional hockey team doctor, Dr. Danni Angelo, by covering a hockey game. However, because of a childhood trauma, stepping into a rink isn’t easy for her. She was a little green around the gills and had to push through a feeling of lightheadedness when an emergency on the ice couldn’t wait. The doctor in the rink could’ve used a doctor in the rink!

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

She’s kind and welcoming – always smiling and encouraging.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She wakes up alert and ready to go – from years of being on call.

Can she use chopsticks?

For table decorating: like a pro. For eating: not so much.

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

No coffee – she didn’t acquire a taste for it. She’ll have a mango and avocado smoothie instead – packs a good morning punch to get her going.

What apps would she have on her phone?

CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties), UptoDate, Mobile Banking, Grey’s Anatomy, Napkin Folding 2.0

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle – and if she can drive Danni’s Porsche, she’s even happier. She’ll cycle to work in the summer and fall.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle (no question)

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Between the Pipes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SHLX8T/

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net
Laugh every day. Love every minute.
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Read La Roe's by Dee Carver@PMnP #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 La Roe’s by Dee Carver. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to FreeBook Friday

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La Roe’s by Dee Carver

Can Emerald put 300 years of anger aside to save them or will she sacrifice all their futures and kill him as she swore to do?
When Emerald La Roe ran away 300 years ago, she had not planned to return. However after repeated dreams from Goddess Morrigan, Emerald finally realizes she has no choice. Emerald not only finds a magical sword waiting for her, but her dead husband also.
It seems Stefan O’ Duff wants’ reconciliation and help to cure the curse they share. Emerald would rather see him dead than be with him again, she has someone else to consider though. Her new love, Maxwell Howard a werewolf, who through sharing blood with Emerald, now faces the same fate as Emerald and Stefan. For the cure to work, Emerald has to put her hatred of Stefan aside and consent to share his bed again.
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Diana (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 1) by Alexa Aston

A woman whose reputation was destroyed. A powerful earl who longs for children. Can they ignore the raging gossip and find happiness together?
Lady Diana de Wolfe’s curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents’ death. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she’s landed a husband.
Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father’s tragic death and his mother’s subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman.
Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana’s spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his.
Will the rumors regarding Diana’s past mistakes doom this couple in society’s eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both?
Download your free book: https://amzn.to/2FrFd3M
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Pride (Sin-Eaters #1) by Lynn Chantale

Huemac, a half-breed, covets ultimate power, but he needs two things—access to the royal family and an ancient artifact. He attains the former by seducing the Emperor’s sister, and then steals the latter.
Moctezuma, the newly crowned Emperor, comes from a long line of powerful gods known as Sin-Eaters. He desires peace among his people, but an ancient prophecy warns of war.
Huemac discovers the incantation to activate the fabled Athame of Souls, a mythical weapon capable of entrapping souls. His quest to rule is within his grasp. Only one thing stands in his way—Moctezuma.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/Pride-Sin-Eaters-Book-Lynn-Chantale-ebook/dp/B07KY1N4NV/
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Daughter of the Dark Moon by Holly Bargo

Worlds fear the powerful, ruthless, and cold-hearted Unseelie king. Deposed and his kingdom conquered, Uberon answers the call of a young human woman’s soul and claims her as his mate. Corinne’s clever mind captivates him, her compassion intrigues him, her beauty enchants him, and her body stokes his libido like nothing else ever did or could.
Discovering that myths and legends really are based in fact, Corinne soon learns her fate as the Unseelie king’s chosen mate and the consequences of fae immortality as she adapts to a new world and her relationship with Uberon develops. She revels in Uberon’s passion and shoulders the burden of power and responsibility beyond anything she ever dreamed.
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DNFX59Q
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Chaos, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

Illustrated Book
As king of the immortal Ultras, Pietas ap Lorectic rules his people with an iron fist and a heart of stone. Or so he would have you believe. The man behind the myth is a scientist, deep thinker, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover. He has shared his thoughts on chaos with few. This book is a collection of quotes on the concept by the man known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
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Read Russian Pride #Contemporary #Romance by @HollyBargoBooks #RLFblog Holly Bargo, 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.

Russian Pride by Holly Bargo

Contemporary Mafia Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rescued from domestic abuse, Bratva princess Inessa recuperates from the latest beating in the home of Giovanni Maglione, the mafia captain of Cleveland. Learning that her husband double-crossed the Chinese triad, and they want their pound of flesh–and they’re happy to take it out of Inessa–her parents ask Giovanni to marry their newly widowed daughter. The Chinese triad will be looking for a Russian mobster’s wife, not the wife of an Italian mobster. Inessa agrees to this marriage of convenience which, of course, isn’t so convenient. The ruse fails, which forces Giovanni into a violent and bloody mob war, because he protects what’s his… and Inessa is most definitely his.

Where to buy Russian Pride

Publisher: Hen House Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0756ZR13R

Holly Bargo Social Media

Holly Bargo never outgrew a love of fairy tales, legends, and myths. Or horses. However, one foot must remain firmly planted in the real world which is where Holly makes her living as a freelance writer and editor. She and her husband have two grown children and live on a southwest Ohio hobby farm with a menagerie indoor and outdoor animals.
When she’s not working on other people’s documents or reading, Holly finds time to transfer the voices in her head to paper … er … computer. If she doesn’t, there’s a definite possibility her mind will explode.
And for those who might wonder from where the pseudonym of Holly Bargo came, it’s quite simple really. Horses. Namely an elegant and temperamental Appaloosa mare who has long since crossed the Rainbow Bridge and is fondly remembered for guarding toddler children and crushing a brand new pager.
But that’s another story.
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Meet Paige Lyman from Take Back the Memory by Augustine Sam @austin_sam001 #RLFblog #WomensFictionAugustine Sam, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s meet Paige Lyman from Take Back the Memory, a Contemporary Women’s Fiction. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Paige Lyman from Take Back the Memory

Character: Paige Lyman
Age: Over 50
Gender: Female
Birthplace: New York
Profession: Psychiatrist
Ethnicity: American
About the character:
Paige Lyman is a gorgeous redhead. She’s over fifty and now in semi-retirement, but is still an object of fascination to her daughter, Diane. She possesses the loveliest pair of legs on Riverside Drive, and when she wears skirts, which she does often, even young men from nearby Columbia University turn to stare. It amazes Diane that her mother’s stunning head of hair still causes whispers in elevators. What she doesn’t know is that Paige had an unusual childhood, and it is about to catch up with her…
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Stern W. (the man she thought she married)
How does your hero dress?
She is trendy, and always makes the effort to look beautiful and elegant
How educated is this character? Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
She holds a PhD in psychiatry and is widely-experienced
What is your character’s family like?
It’s a close-knit family – an expatriate father and a devoted mom. She is an only child.
Is she close to family?
She remained close to her parents as long as they lived
Does she have children?
She has a daughter, Diane
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
She does not see morality as black-and-white; she, in fact, comes across as someone with questionable morality
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would she most want it to be, and why? OR who would she most NOT want it to be, and why?
If someone from her past showed up, she would most definitely want it to be her childhood crush, Bill, because she’d never recovered from his abandonment

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I think he found my life story compelling
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I wish he didn’t dwell so much on the naughty things I did for vengeance
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
He was surprised that I could not fall out of love with Bill when he abandoned me for priesthood, seeing as we were just kids when it happened. To be honest, it surprised me too, but then, love is a mystery, an indecipherable mystery
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Well, thank you for giving your readers a portrait of my life, warts and all.

Tell us about Take Back the Memory

The saga of a compelling backward journey through a broken mind…
Paige Lyman, an accomplished psychiatrist, is on the verge of madness but she doesn’t know it yet. The madness begins when she gets it into her head to write her memoirs. As her brilliant mind assembles bits and pieces of her life for the book, ugly skeletons, long forgotten in the closet, rear their heads.
It all begins with a simple act of love. And love, for her is a blond-haired Irish boy named Bill, so when Bill abandons her for priesthood, the world around her collapses. Seized by a different passion—vengeance—she seeks her proverbial pound of flesh in the beds of various priests.
But that’s before she meets Stern W, a medical researcher, who sweeps into her life like a hurricane and marries her. And they live happily after until he dies in a helicopter crash and she discovers the startling truth about who he really was. Now, Paige, transformed from psychiatrist to patient, is saddled with a damning memory she must decipher to be free.
Take Back the Memory is the saga of her compelling backward journey through her own life on a psychotherapist’s couch.

Where to Buy Take Back the Memory

Publisher: AuthorSuite Books
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07813DN7B/

Augustine Sam Social Media

Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Journalists, he is a bilingual writer and formerly Special Desk editor at THISDAY newspapers, an authoritative Third World daily first published with the Financial Times of London. He later became a correspondent for central Europe, and afterward, fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
He was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest and a Finalist in the International Book Award Gala. His poems have been published in international anthologies, including “Measures of the Heart” and “Sounds of Silence.”
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