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Coming Soon: The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance #romance #fairytaleIn Dee S Knight’s erotic Cinderella, a worldly Prince, a naïve Cindy, and an unassuming fairy godfather come together in a magical HEA ending.

Dee, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Cinderella Curse.

The Cinderella Curse by Dee S Knight

Genre Contemporary erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

One evening, in a land far away, a wife spins a fairy tale for the amusement of her husband. It’s not your typical child’s tale, of course, but an adult, erotic version of the classic, Cinderella.

All of the principals are present. Charlotte Gambrell immediately recognizes Prince Charming when she meets her boss, James Clarkson. Unfortunately, the worldly Clarkson barely knows she’s alive. Charlotte’s two hateful supervisors make her professional life miserable by piling on the work and never letting her forget that she has employment only at their pleasure.

Everything changes when Charlotte becomes part of a magazine shoot. The photographer, Cooper Hunt, agrees to perform duties as her fairy godfather. By day, he transforms her life by revealing to the world what he already knows, that Charlotte is an exquisite beauty. By night, he transforms her universe by teaching her about passion so she can attract her Prince. The “real” Cinderella never had it so good!

By the time Charlotte arrives at the ball, she has James on her mind and Cooper in her heart. Which man will she make her Prince?

Where to buy The Cinderella Curse

Coming Soon! To know when this book is available, follow the author on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B079BGZNDN or sign up for the author’s newsletter https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/h8t2y6

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A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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The Billionaire's Christmas Wish by Laura Haley-McNeil @laurarmcneil #RLFblog #NewRelease #SweetRomanceAn injured football player and a woman with a mysterious past can’t fight the feeling in Laura Haley-McNeil’s new adult romance, The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish, but find themselves fighting more than feelings when they’re hunted by the past.

Laura, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish.

The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish by Laura Haley-McNeiil

Genre Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

His life just got complicated.

River Jackson’s riding high as the Denver Flyer’s starting quarterback, until an injury sidelines him. When Coach needs a volunteer to deliver donated football uniforms to the learning center in The Grid, River’s glad to go. What he hadn’t expected was the tiny woman with sparkling dark eyes and dreams bigger than the old schoolhouse she’s renting. He has no intention of falling for her, especially with his career on the ropes.

After a disaster turns Soledad Marcos’ life upside down, she’s glad the learning center has given her and her daughter a stable life. She buries the secrets of her dark past and looks forward to the future–a future that doesn’t include a dashing football player and his desire to help. Her students love River so she’s forced to bury the unease that has held her back for years.

As Soledad draws closer to River, she learns his tough exterior masks a compassionate and tender soul she’ll resist at all costs, but turning her back on love means a bigger sacrifice that could cost more than a broken heart.

Why did you write this book?

Billionaires and Christmas make the season bright, so I thought what better way than to enjoy the holiday than by combining the two.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Anything romance, but I also can’t resist a good psychological thriller.

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

I find I have new book boyfriend with nearly every book I read, but for heroines, Scarlett O’Hara and Elizabeth Bennet are firmly emblazoned in mind.

What are you working on at the moment?

As yet untitled, Book 4 of the Beaumont Brides Series takes place in the Outer Banks, one of my favorite places to visit. Tessa receives the shock of her life when the company she works for closes its New York branch. She escapes to a beach house on Manteo Banks, and into the arms of Dillon Lowe whose dark past threatens to expose secrets she had thought long buried.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Never Kiss Goodbye, Book 8 of the Crystal Creek Series releases January 26, 2021, and Beaumont Brides Box Set Books 1-3 releases May 25, 2021.

Where to buy The Billionaire’s Christmas Wish

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HXLP3PM

Laura Haley-McNeil Social Media

Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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The Rancher's Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance Today’s featured book is The Rancher’s Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille.

The Rancher’s Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille

Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Ally Martinez has always been known as a fun and flirty kind of gal. But deep down she’s never forgotten the cowboy who left town. When her crush Reagan Chase comes home after a five-year absence, Ally knows this is her big chance. The guy I’ve always wanted. Only Reagan has something different in mind.

Still reeling from his last relationship, Reagan needs a babysitter for his month-old son. With Ally’s help, he can get his family’s ranch ready for sale and get out of Cowboy Creek. The problem? Ally is one seriously cute distraction. But Reagan will do whatever it takes to keep his heart safe. Even if it means losing the only place–and the only woman–he can call home.

Where to buy The Rancher’s Baby Proposal

Publisher Harlequin http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=70354
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ranchers-Baby-Proposal-Hitching-Hotel-ebook/dp/B01LLPCDXY/
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Barbara 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, with an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), and many more books in progress!.

She would love to have you stop by her website and blog and to look for her the next time you’re on Facebook and Twitter.

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claudia-shelton1-112320In A Week at Most, the first book in Claudia Shelton’s new contemporary mainstream romance series, Ashley and Mark discover that second chances and love are always possible. You just need to open your heart and mind to change. This story will sweep you to small-town life, yet lure you to Washington, DC for a brief holiday getaway. But Nature’s Crossing keeps calling them back. Sometimes finding a new path in life is just a footstep away.

Claudia, 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.

A Week at Most in the Nature’s Crossing Series

A Week at Most is the first book in Claudia Shelton’s new small-town contemporary mainstream romance series, where an unemployed big-city newscaster is housesitting for friends. The three-years divorced woman is looking for trust. A man she’s introduced to has way too many secrets. And the one thing neither of them are looking for is love.

Genre: Contemporary Mainstream Romance

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

Welcome to Nature’s Crossing, a small Missouri town needing more than a face lift to survive. Got a moment? We’d be happy to show you around…

Big-city newscaster Ashley Lanovan never dreamed she’d be divorced and unemployed at barely thirty-eight years old. Needing time to plan her future, she agrees to housesit for friends in Nature’s Crossing. After setting new life goals, and adjusting to small-town culture shock, she realizes that her priorities have been misplaced for the past ten years. Now her efforts to revive the struggling town, have gone a long way to restoring her confidence in people. But when it comes to Mark Garmund, the man she can’t shake from her thoughts—that requires trust on a whole different level.

Recently, Nature’s Crossing seems like more than just a place special agent Mark Garmund wants to visit friends every so often. After years working for the CIA, he’s ready for a change, and the Park Services has offered him a job. Now, he’s got his eye on ten acres with towering pines, a park-like setting and one sprawling house he could call home. Meeting newcomer Ashley Lanovan has triggered emotions he’d rather not face, and a few he would sure like to pursue. But he has more secrets than the world will ever know, and evidently, more enemies than he’d ever imagined.

Which book is this in the series?

Book 1

How many books do you plan for the series?

5 (at least)

How many books are completed?

2

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Each book has its own happily-ever-after stars, such as Ashley and Mark in A Week at Most. They will become an integral part of the series, along with their friends Janie and Patrick, but by the end of this book they’ve found their HEA so they’re story is over for the most part. As for the secondary characters, the star is Peabody!

What is the overall theme in this series?

Second chances, change and moving forward. Not only for the people, but for the community itself. Progress may mean change, but that doesn’t mean losing what’s truly important about a person, place or thing.

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

Nature’ Crossing series:
A Week at Most (Book 1)
Time to Grow (Book 2) (Coming Spring 2021)
Book 3 (TBD)
Book 4 (TBD)
Book 5 (TBD)

What did you like best about writing this series?

I love the town’s setting! I love the on-going characters. And am looking forward to seeing the town of Nature’s Crossing revitalize itself. Plus, I already know a number of characters that will have their own HEA story.

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

My other books have been romantic suspense:

Risk of a Lifetime

Slater’s Revenge (Shades of Leverage, Book 1)

Dangerous Lies (Shades of Leverage, Book 2)

Where can we find links for all your books?

http://claudiasheltonauthor.com/

OR

https://www.amazon.com/Claudia-Shelton/e/B00JNZ83DO/

Where to buy A Week at Most

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Award winning author Claudia Shelton has already proven herself a contender in romantic suspense books that cross over into the mystery-suspense-thriller genre. Whether sexy protector agents or small-town family settings, her fast-paced stories keep the reader guessing all the way to the end.
Now, with the release of the first book in her new Nature’s Crossing series, she’s entering the contemporary mainstream romance genre (a crossover between contemporary romance and women’s fiction). The ongoing small-town saga is nestled in south-central Missouri, somewhere between Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock Lake and Mark Twain National Forest.
Claudia is a two-time finalist in the Daphne du Maurier (unpublished) Award for Excellence in mystery and suspense. Her debut book release, Risk of a Lifetime, was voted one of Ebooks Galore’s top reads for 2014.
On a personal note, Claudia considers herself a music lover and water person, plus she enjoys anything to do with nature. In fact, the Nature’s Crossing series allows her to bring all of those things closer. Her main priority, though, is spending time with family, friends and her two sweet, conniving rescue dogs, Gidget and Daisy.
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Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone @melissamcclone #RLFblog #NewRelease #WomensFictionFive friends reunite after fifteen years apart in Melissa McClone’s new romantic women’s fiction release, Cupcakes and Crumbs. Will their friendship be enough to save the town’s beloved cupcake shop?

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

Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone

Genre Romantic Women’s Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.

When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise…or sell it.

To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:

Juliet, who’s trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who’s meddling mother won’t stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else’s lives…but hasn’t a clue what’s missing in her own.

Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.

Why did you write this book?

A designer had put the cover for sale (it’s called a pre-made cover), and I fell in love with it. The only problem was I didn’t have a story for it. So my imagination got cranking, and I came up with an idea. Only it was for a series about five friends in a small town in Washington. So I messaged the cover and asked if she could make four more. She said yes, so I bought it. Then I filled in the idea into something more, focusing on friendship, family, and of course, romance!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read across genres, but lately I’ve been reading romance and all it’s sub-genre for the HEAs, which I just need right now. I write sweet, but I read both sweet and steamy stories.

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

I really enjoyed Nick Andros from Stephen King’s The Stand. Even after all these years, his character has stuck with me.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m finishing up two short reads in my Billionaires of Silicon Forest Series. I also have another book started which will be a 50K contemporary romance. It isn’t titled yet, but it also takes place in a small town.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Tiaras & Teacups will be out in February. That’s the second book in my Berry Lake Cupcake Posse series. Kittens & Kisses will follow that in May or June.

Where to buy Cupcakes and Crumbs

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CBPQVGP
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iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/cupcakes-crumbs/id1522116428?mt=11
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USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her dog and cats, and decorating her Happy Planner.
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Read Holiday Hearts by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #contemporary #HolidayRomanceLaura Jordan’s beauty and sense of humor are more apparent than her sharp mind, soft heart, and strict code of right and wrong in Caroline Clemmons’ new contemporary Christmas romance Holiday Hearts, included in the anthology Christmas Comes to Dickens. Ward Callahan has avoided romantic complications to throw himself into building his ad agency. Once he meets Laura, he falls hard but must convince her that dating her boss is not inappropriate. Can he convince her he doesn’t want her heart only for the holidays, but forever?

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

Holiday Hearts, by Caroline Clemmons, in the anthology Christmas Comes To Dickens

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Laura Jordan plans a quiet holiday at home except for the time she might decide to spend serving dinner at the homeless shelter on Christmas Day. She loves her job at Callahan Group advertising agency and doesn’t want anything to jeopardize her position there. She’s aware of how quickly office gossip could ruin her reputation and career.

Ward Callahan is a wunderkind who started earning money online trading when he was in high school. At thirty-two, he owns a successful ad agency and is gaining industry recognition. He hasn’t had time for a relationship. When Laura starts working for him, he can’t get her off his mind.

When vicious remarks cause Laura to threaten a halt to their budding relationship, Ward is determined to set things right.

Where to buy Holiday Hearts in Christmas Comes To Dickens

Read Holiday Hearts by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #contemporary #HolidayRomanceAmazon https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Comes-Dickens-Romance-Anthology-ebook/dp/B08JQPSK3G/
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Caroline Clemmons writes in a tiny office her family calls her pink cave. The over sixty titles she has created there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards. She writes sweet to sensual romances about the West, both historical and contemporary as well as time travel and mystery. Her series include the Kincaids, McClintocks, Stone Mountain Texas, Bride Brigade, Texas Time Travel, Texas Caprock Tales, Loving A Rancher, and Pearson Grove as well as numerous single titles and contributions to multi-author series and anthologies.
She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their dog and two rescued indoor cats as well as providing nourishment outdoors for squirrels, birds, and other critters. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with her family, reading her friends’ books, lunching with friends, browsing antique malls, checking Facebook, and taking the occasional nap.
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