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Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone @sadirastone #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceIn Gelato Surprise: A Steamy Beach Romance Novella by Sadira Stone, a young woman goes to the beach to find herself, and finds him! A divorcee and a sexy young gelato vendor share passion hotter than the 4th of July in this contemporary romance novella.

Sadira Stone, 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 hero, but first, tell us about Gelato Surprise.

Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone

Genre Contemporary Romance Novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She came to the beach to find herself–and found him.

Forty-two-year-old divorcée Danielle Peters ends up alone on her family’s annual beach vacation. Maybe time to herself is exactly what she needs. That and gelato from her favorite ice cream shop. But when the owner’s intoxicating young nephew offers more than sweet treats, she’s tempted to indulge in a hot summer fling before returning home.

Thirty-one-year-old Matteo Verducci craved a fresh start to mend his broken heart, and he’s found almost perfection in Ocean View, where he scoops gelato by day and crafts furniture by night. But when a sexy older woman stops to sample his wares–Mamma mia! He only has two weeks to convince her their passion is more than a delicious surprise.

Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise

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

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

Matteo heads downstairs to his workshop to tinker with his latest furniture upcycling project.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Italian salumi—mortadella, prosciutto, salami, along with crusty peasant bread and spicy marinated olives

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

At work, he wears a tight black T-shirt and jeans beneath his gelato shop apron. At home, a soft chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up, linen pants, and leather flipflops.

Does he know how to fix things?

Absolutely! He’s a skilled carpenter and furniture maker.

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

He tried to hang onto an ex-girlfriend who went from artistic free spirit to consumeristic social climber. That didn’t last.

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

Matteo’s great with his nieces, his friends’ children, and with the heroines. He teaches her two tweens the finer points of Skee-ball and shows them all his favorite secret places in Ocean View.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Sleepy-soft, sexy, adorable. He’s the kind of guy who brings you a fresh-brewed espresso in bed.

Can he use chopsticks?

Of course!

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

Espresso, per favore, with a dash of sugar. He’s Italian, after all!

What apps would he have on his phone?

A level and measuring tools, for his carpentry work.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Beard or clean-shaven?

Short scruff

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned, golden skin

Personal vehicle or public transport?

SUV for transporting his materials and tools

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. He’s very environmentally conscious, and he’s in the business of creating beautiful new pieces of furniture from old castoffs.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Gelato Surprise

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/bzjeBZ
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089DPG2C9/
Barnes AND Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gelato-surprise-sadira-stone/1137093117
Apple Books https://books.apple.com/us/book/gelato-surprise/id1517323937
Google Play Books https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sadira_Stone_Gelato_Surprise
Goodreads link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53741908-gelato-surprise

Sadira Stone Social Media

Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. After leaving her teaching career in Germany, she finally tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance from her new home in Washington State, U.S.A. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, plays darts (pretty well), plays guitar (badly), and gobbles all the books.
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Is It True: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Cynthia Terelst @cynthiaterelst #RLFblog #romanceCynthia Terelst pens the Australian Romance Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. The multiculural second-chance contemporary romance includes a scavenger hunt.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Cynthia Terelst, author of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, a contemporary romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Cynthia Terelst

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Will one of the treasures they find be each other’s heart?

It’s been five years since Tara walked out of Shepherd’s life without a word. Since then he’s spiralled through drugs, alcohol and empty relationships, with Tara on his mind the whole time. Now he wants to win her back, and what better way to do it than by creating a fake scavenger hunt? He knows she won’t be able to resist.

Tara’s lost enough loved ones and she didn’t want to see Shepherd added to that count. So, when she saw him high at graduation, she did the only thing she could – she walked away. When she’s teamed up with him for a million dollar scavenger hunt, the feelings reignite. For a second chance at love to work, she needs to be brave enough to open up to him, to tell him everything she withheld the first time around.

Shepherd didn’t realise how much winning would mean to Tara. He now needs to come up with $3 million for her foundation before the hunt is over. If he can’t he will need to tell her its all fake, and he doesn’t know if he can risk that.

Will secrets destroy them a second time around?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. This is my second published book. My first one was The Cat’s out of the Bag, a billionaire romance set in Australia which includes a homeless cat and a road trip.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, the Love Down Under series. The books in the series are all stand-alones, what ties them together is the location, Australia.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. I don’t lose sleep about much.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I needed to research the places where the scavenger hunts took place. Some of them I’ve visited in person.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes, there are three dogs in this book – Benny, Billy and George.

this book has more than one genre?

No. It is a contemporary romance only.

you speak more than one language?

No, just English. Unless swearing is considered its own language.

you grew up where you live now?

No, I grew up thousands of kilometers away in Melbourne, Victoria. I now live in sunny Queensland. I moved for a better work life balance and the warmer weather.

you love to read?

Yes. I wish I had more time to read. I try to read every day.

you are never late?

No, I am always late. I just can’t seem to get anywhere on time. I was glad when my work set an 8am meeting, which then forced me to get to work when I was supposed to.

you love pizza?

Yes. Pizza is great. When I was younger my favourite was Mexicana with pineapple. You might think it’s weird, but I thought it was great.

you love sushi?

Yes, I do enjoy sushi. I’ve even tried making it myself and it didn’t turn out too bad. It’s easier to buy though.

you have a pet?

Yes, I have two cats, Kimmy and Possum. And I foster kittens for a local rescue. I don’t have any kittens in care at the moment.

Where to buy Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Dogs-Love-Down-Under-ebook/dp/B082HQDV66/

Cynthia Terelst Social Media

Cynthia Terelst is a project officer by day and a writer by night. She is a contemporary romance writer who likes to share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.
She lives in Queensland, Australia, where the sun shines at least 283 days a year.
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Know the Hero from Serendipity by Lisa Chalmers @LisaInk #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceLisa Chalmers, 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 hero, but first, tell us about Serendipity.

Serendipity by Lisa Chalmers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Spend an entire week alone in a private villa with a man I just met on an airport layover?

Crazy?

Yes.

Worth it?

Absolutely.

There was something about Cillian that drew me in from the moment he took the bar stool next to mine. That layover was nothing short of fate, and the fact we each have a plus one to two different weddings seems like Serendipity.

But what happens when the week ends? Can we each go back to separate lives on opposite coasts?

Know the Hero from Serendipity

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

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

Check email/texts, find an old football game on somewhere to watch, digs through the cupboards for something to snack on.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Something quick. Depending on what was nearby, likely just a burger.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

For work, he lives in suits. Dark colors. When he’s off, jeans, t-shirt, leather jacket.

Does he know how to fix things?

He does, he was brought up to be as independent as possible. But he’s also a workaholic and everything that implies, so unless he has the spare time or it’s an easy fix, he’d probably get someone he trusted to fix or help fix him so it takes less time.

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

Tried paddle boarding on vacation once. Wasn’t paying attention to what he was doing, too busy talking. It flipped over, he went flying and into the water. Best friend probably still has the video somewhere, but would never tell him that.

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

Friendly. Willing to play, especially if it’s something sporty. Likes to make them smile.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

In search of coffee, not overly grumpy, already thinking about work and his to-do list for the day.

Can he use chopsticks?

He can.

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

Drinks it, loves it, inhales it, runs on it. Usually with cream, but he’ll drink it without.

What apps would he have on his phone?

Anything that helps keep him on task, calendars, reminders, emails; music, sports updates, photo and video apps.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Beard or clean-shaven?

Mostly clean-shaven, when he’s off work for awhile, he’ll go unshaven for a few days, but not for super long.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Tattoo. He got it after making his first big deal as a way to celebrate. Just a small sun on his shoulder blade, easily hidden by shirts. A reminder that anything is possible under the sun.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Depends on the situation. Back and forth to the airport, taxis, ubers. But he prefers to have a vehicle of his own so he can explore, or for business, spread his paperwork and phone out when he needs to.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Serendipity

Publisher: Rebel Heart Ink
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B1WVY3N

Lisa Chalmers Social Media

Lisa Chalmers has always loved a good story. When she’s not in front of her keyboard, she loves listening to music, watching paranormal TV shows, old movies, and bingeing her latest favorite series online.
Website www.lisa-chalmers.com
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Read Tempt Me and help support the Kidney Foundation of Ohio @kfohio with Ariel Marie @the_ArielMarie #KidneyDisease #ReadTempt Me is a limited collection of romance tales. This diverse bundle of short stories has something for everyone, from paranormal to fantasy to dark romance.

The temptation will be too strong to resist. This book will captivate you and leave you wanting more. Be prepared for a thrilling ride that will make your heart pound.

The stories in the compilation are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Please don’t wait, this box set will only be available for a limited time before it is gone forever.

Note: The authors of this collection have joined to raise money for kidney disease patients. All proceeds will be donated to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.

Authors include: Peyton Banks, Yolanda Olson, Shani Greene-Dowdell, Michelle Brown, Theresa Hodge, Emery LeeAnn, Michelle Pace, Josette Reuel, Eden Rose, Ruby Papciak, Faith Ryan, Delizhia Jenkins, Barb Shuler, Amanda Kimberley, Elizabeth York, Julia Bright, Kat Parrish, Ja’Nese Dixon, Donna R Mercer, Simone Evans

Universal link: https://geni.us/Temptme

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50398132-tempt-me

Ariel Marie Social Media

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action-packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children.
Website https://www.thearielmarie.com/
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Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone @sadirastone #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceSadira Stone, 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 hero, but first, tell us about Gelato Surprise.

Gelato Surprise by Sadira Stone

Genre Contemporary Romance Novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She came to the beach to find herself–and found him.

Forty-two-year-old divorcée Danielle Peters ends up alone on her family’s annual beach vacation. Maybe time to herself is exactly what she needs. That and gelato from her favorite ice cream shop. But when the owner’s intoxicating young nephew offers more than sweet treats, she’s tempted to indulge in a hot summer fling before returning home.

Thirty-one-year-old Matteo Verducci craved a fresh start to mend his broken heart, and he’s found almost perfection in Ocean View, where he scoops gelato by day and crafts furniture by night. But when a sexy older woman stops to sample his wares–Mamma mia! He only has two weeks to convince her their passion is more than a delicious surprise.

Know the Hero from Gelato Surprise

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

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

Matteo heads downstairs to his workshop to tinker with his latest furniture upcycling project.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Italian salumi–mortadella, prosciutto, salami, along with crusty peasant bread and spicy marinated olives

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

At work, he wears a tight black T-shirt and jeans beneath his gelato shop apron. At home, a soft chambray shirt with the sleeves rolled up, linen pants, and leather flipflops.

Does he know how to fix things?

Absolutely! He’s a skilled carpenter and furniture maker.

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

He tried to hang onto an ex-girlfriend who went from artistic free spirit to consumeristic social climber. That didn’t last.

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

Matteo’s great with his nieces, his friends’ children, and with the heroines. He teaches her two tweens the finer points of Skee-ball and shows them all his favorite secret places in Ocean View.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Sleepy-soft, sexy, adorable. He’s the kind of guy who brings you a fresh-brewed espresso in bed.

Can he use chopsticks?

Of course!

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

Espresso, per favore, with a dash of sugar. He’s Italian, after all!

What apps would he have on his phone?

A level and measuring tools, for his carpentry work.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Beard or clean-shaven?

Short scruff

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned, golden skin

Personal vehicle or public transport?

SUV for transporting his materials and tools

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. He’s very environmentally conscious, and he’s in the business of creating beautiful new pieces of furniture from old castoffs.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Gelato Surprise

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089DPG2C9/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gelato-surprise-sadira-stone/1137093117

Sadira Stone’s Social Media

Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. After leaving her teaching career in Germany, she finally tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance from her new home in Washington State, U.S.A. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, plays darts (pretty well), plays guitar (badly), and gobbles all the books.
Website https://sadirastone.com
Blog https://sadirastone.com
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SadiraStone
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sadirastone/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Sadira-Stone/e/B07KWK5FBX
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Know the Heroine from The Prank by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #suspenseromanceLyncee Shillard, 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 Prank.

The Prank by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Adventure Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Emilee Sawyer learns the reclusive billionaire Ted McGraft is going to an Alaska animal reserve, she sees it as her break. An interview of a lifetime. When she arrives, she learns it was a prank set up by her cousin. Only it isn’t funny, it’s deadly when Emilee becomes the target of a serial killer.

Jeremy Hanks had a bad feeling about Emilee Sawyer but the reserve could use some positive exposure after all the mudslinging of a local developer. The moment she arrives, he knows the smart thing would be to send her away. Instead, he lets the sexy reporter stay. A mistake that may cost them both their lives.

Know the Heroine from The Prank

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

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

Call her cousin, Ashley. Because if she can’t sleep why should anyone

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

An entire box of Snickers. Because you know you’re not you when your hungry (Betty White’s commercial for Snickers is her favorite.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Depends on the situations. She’s been known to wear all black and sneak into a park to get a picture. Or a dress cut sort of low to distract the bell boy.

Does she know how to fix things?

Yes. She’s very handy and a good thing because she’ll need every trick in her bag to stay alive.

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

Cook. She tried to bake her cousin birthday cookies. And didn’t pay close attention. Ended up using baking soda instead of powder. Pancake mix instead of flour because you know they look exactly alike.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Check the gossip columns.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yes. She considered it a requirement for her job

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

Coffee and after learning that her scoop wasn’t coming – it was coffee with vodka in it.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Color by number. The dating game.

Android or iPhone?

Android

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Pierced

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Three. All doves. One on her back, one on her thigh, and one side.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal

Recycle or toss?

Recycle – EVERYTHING

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Prank

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/m2ZLBd
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-prank-lyncee-shillard/1137117073

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
Blog https://lynceeshillard.wordpress.com
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