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Read the series: Rock it to the Moon by MJ Schiller @mjschiller #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceA drummer has a hot encounter with a girl backstage only to find out she’s his bandmate’s little sister in MJ Schiller’s rock romance, Rock it to the Moon.

MJ, 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.

Rock it to the Moon in the Love and Chaos Series

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

While love had come to some of the other members of Just Short Of Chaos, Dex Rogan had no interest in getting tangled up in that mess. That is, until he stumbled upon Tatum backstage.

Before Tatum, I would have told you love was for chumps. But I would have been wrong. The moment I saw her, it was like BAM! This driving urge to be with her was more jarring than someone smacking me in the face with my drumsticks would be. And every moment since has just solidified her place in my heart. By the time I found out she was off limits, it was too late. I was all in.

Tatum Salvetti doesn’t have time for love. If it can’t be color-coded or found on the periodic table, she doesn’t need it. But when an ugly incident drives her into Dex’s arms, she’s shaken enough to step out of character for once.

I wasn’t looking for love that night, I was looking to escape, and Dex was the perfect distraction from my train wreck of a life. …He was perfect, period.

But I’m in astrophysics. I’m not stupid. I knew it wasn’t going anywhere. Even if he wasn’t just interested in a one night stand, we wouldn’t be able to hide a relationship from Zane. My brother seemed to still think of me as the ten-year-old he met when our parents wed. Well, it wasn’t any ten-year-old girl in Dex Rogan’s bed that night, and if Zane found out about it, he would go apeshit. I was trying to get away from chaos, not create it.

Tatum has sacrificed her whole life for others. But maybe this time she could think of her own desires. Could Dex’s brand of chaos be just what she needs?

Which book is this in the series?

Book Three.

How many books do you plan for the series?

Four.

How many books are completed?

Three.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Just Short of Chaos’ lead singer, Zane Sanders, bassist, Raphael Santiago, drummer, Dex Rogan, and lead guitarist, Jericho Tyler.

What is the overall theme in this series?

People aren’t always what they appear to be and, although problematic, a rock star can have a long-term relationship.

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

Rocked By Grace

Rocked By Love

Rock it to the Moon

Rock Of Salvation

What did you like best about writing this series?

Being able to see the growth of each character throughout all four books and enjoy the comradery between the band members.

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

The Romantic Realms Collection
Taken By Storm
An Uncommon Love
Romantic Knights Trilogy:
Leap Into The Knight
Lady Of The Knight
A Knight To Remember

Rocking Romance Collection
Trapped Under Ice
Abandon All Hope
Between Rock And A Hard Place
Rock Me, Gently
Midnight Melody

Real Romance Collection
Upon A Midnight Clear
The Heart Teaches Best
Damage Done
Blackout
Hometown Heartache
Take A Chance On Me

Devilish Divas Series
To Hell In A Coach Bag
Damned If I Do
The Devil You Know
Satan, Line One
Pitchfork In The Road
Sin Worth The Penance
Hell Hath No Fury

Where can we find links for all your books?

https://www.amazon.com/M-J-Schiller/e/B009JOQFQQ

Where to buy Rock it to the Moon

Amazon https://mybook.to/RockItToTheMoon
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-it-to-the-moon-m-j-schiller/1138568689
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/rock-it-to-the-moon/id1548341149
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/rock-it-to-the-moon

MJ Schiller Social Media

Bestselling author MJ Schiller is a retired lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-six-year-old and three twenty-four-year-olds. That’s right, triplets! She likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However…you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.
Website https://mjschillerauthor.blogspot.com
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Discover fast fun facts about Jana Richards author of To Heal a Heart @JanaRichards_ #RLFblog #SmallTownRomanceA wounded soldier, a broken-down horse and a woman with painful secrets find each other in the Small Town Contemporary Romance To Heal a Heart by Jana Richards. Will they also find healing—and love?

Jana, 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 characters in To Heal a Heart.

To Heal a Heart by Jana Richards

Genre Contemporary Small Town romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Garrett Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help with repairs around her farm.

Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?

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What’s your favorite book?

That’s a tough one. My favorite book is often the one I’m reading right now. But one that sticks with me, and that I’ve read a few times is Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux. In literary fiction one of my favorites is Fall on Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald.

What’s a genre you want to write?

I would love to write a mystery series. I have an idea for one that is set during World War Two, or perhaps right after the war. A former soldier becomes a private investigator. I love a good mystery, but I’m also a romance writer, so I’d probably have a love story mixed up in the mystery somewhere.

Best writing advice you ever heard?

Write a crappy first draft and fix up the mess in revisions. I used to believe my story had to perfect the first time around. So I polished the first three chapters over and over, trying to make them perfect. It paralyzed me and meant I had a hard time finishing anything. Once I gave myself permission to be imperfect, I was able to get to “The End”. I’ve learned there’s no such thing as perfection. The real magic happens when you edit a book.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

My first published book is called Her Best Man and you can find it at all major retailers.

Discover fast fun facts about Jana Richards author of To Heal a Heart @JanaRichards_ #RLFblog #SmallTownRomance

Easy

Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down, though we’ve been doing a lot of drive-throughs for the last sixteen months.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold it and put it away.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Unload right away.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? I only drive when I have to.

Talk or text? I love texting.

Emoji or smilie? I use the occasional smilie.

Where to buy To Heal a Heart

Publisher https://shop.aer.io/thewildrosepress/p/To_Heal_a_Heart/9781509231546-11180?collection=/0

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Heal-Heart-Masonville-Book-ebook/dp/B0875SLGK6

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-heal-a-heart-jana-richards/1136868654?ean=2940162717966

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/to-heal-a-heart/id1508639914

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/to-heal-a-heart-7

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jana_Richards_To_Heal_a_Heart?id=zNDpDwAAQBAJ

Jana Richards Social Media

Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.
When not writing up a storm, working at her day job as an Office Administrator, or dealing with ever present mountains of laundry, Jana can be found on the local golf course pursuing her newest hobby.
Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.com
Website https://www.janarichards.com/index.html
Blog http://janarichards.blogspot.com/
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Read The Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection by @Kris_Bock #RLFblog #SweetRomance #RomanceIn Kris Bock’s Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection, people find furry forever friends – and they just might discover romantic true love too.

Kris, 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 Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection.

The Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection by Kris Bock

Genre: sweet contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). This collection contains 5 books in the series. (Book 1 is free as an ebook.)

Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café – book 2

He’s loved her forever. She still sees him as the neighbor kid. Can five desperate kittens bring them together?

Tea and Temptation at the Cat Café – book 3

Can two lonely people get a second chance at finding love?

Romance and Rescues at the Cat Café – book 4

Can getting stranded in a creepy house full of abandoned cats turn these enemies into friends—or even something more?

Christmas Cookies at the Cat Café – book 5

Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.

Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café – book 6

Fiona gave up her baby for adoption 23 years ago. When Sean sits notes how much she looks like his coworker Holly, Fiona is suddenly reunited with her grown-up daughter. Sean steadies Fiona through this emotional roller coaster, but she doesn’t have room for romance – does she?

The Furrever Friends Cat Café Collection: books 1-3 is also available in Paperback.

Read The Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection by @Kris_Bock #RLFblog #SweetRomance #Romance

Where to buy The Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096YHWW2T

Kris Bock Social Media

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 50-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter.
Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest.
Website https://www.krisbock.com/
Blog https://swarmchairtraveler.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kris_bock
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kris-Bock-Author-Page/174350342612332
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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

 

Read the new Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance

Tensions build between a photographer and a rock star in Karen Cino's contemporary Romance, Love Challenges and Desires. Will the photographer let her heart lead her down the right path?

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, Karen Cino.

This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Rose Bocchino is a photographer who lands a job at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation. Immediately she hits it off with her boss, Alex Walcott. Despite being divorced, he still lives in the apartment in his mansion to be closer to his daughters. Once officially divorced, Rose is ready to begin her life with Alex who continues to insist the timing isn't right. He fears once he leaves, his ex-wife will limit his parental rights. Rocker Marco Corrente is hired to be the spokesperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. From the moment he meets Rose, he falls hard for her. Rose despises Marco's bad boy image, leading her to turn the photo shoot over to her assistant who has plans of her own. The tension builds between Marco and Rose as the shoot moves forward. Will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?

Where to buy Love Challenges and Desires

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519655649
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/598483

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who 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. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
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Discover fast fun facts about Shilpa Suraj author of Midnight's Star @shilpaauthor #RLFblog #Contemporary #RomanceWhen visually impaired author Dev Arya meets small cafe owner Avni Desai, sparks fly. But will their sizzling chemistry be enough to forge a future together? Midnight’s Star by Shilpa Suraj is all things wonderful in the world of romance.

Shilpa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Midnight’s Star.

Midnight’s Star by Shilpa Suraj

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 15

Visually impaired author and current flavour of the Indian literary scene, Dev Arya, has not just triumphed against the odds in his life, he’s annihilated them. He’s got fame, fortune and floozies in abundance. And yet, he’s lonely.

Cafe owner and only child to her differently abled father, Avni Desai is broke, heartbroken and a true survivor. But no matter how hard she hustles, she’s still struggling to stay afloat.

And then, one day, Dev walks into her cafe… and everything changes for both of them. From excellent tiramisu to earshattering singing, from dramatic friends to accident prone sexcapades, they embark on the ride of a lifetime.

Will it all be worth it? Will two broken souls find a way to heal each other? Or do the fractures go so deep there is no way for either of them to find the love they so deeply crave, yet can’t seem to reach?

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What’s your favorite book?.

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

What’s a genre you want to write?

Romance

Best writing advice you ever heard?

Just write. Don’t overthink everything.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

The Girl He Left Behind. It’s a romance.

Easy

Coffee or tea? Tea

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit Down Dinner

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold laundry immediately

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Unload dishwasher right away

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Avoid driving anywhere

Talk or text? Text

Emoji or smilie? Smilie

Where to buy Midnight’s Star

Amazon https://amzn.to/2QyR2OE
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57920400-midnight-s-star

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.
Website http://shilpasuraj.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/shilpaauthor
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Get a new Cat Café Sweet Romance by @Kris_Bock Meet mature characters and cats in this #SweetRomance #RLFblogHow does a chance meeting change three lives? Find out in Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café, by Kris Bock, a mature sweet romance.

Kris, 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.

Cupcakes and Confessions at The Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance by Kris Bock

Genre sweet romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Two years ago, computer genius Sean Gorsuch had a health crisis and sold the tech company he built. Now he works at a cat café, dishing out hot drinks and sweet treats to customers, and lavishing attention on cats. At 52 and never married, he might be a little lonely, but how can he find someone who gets his quirky way of seeing the world?

Twenty-three years ago, Fiona Jones gave up her baby for adoption when her teen fiancé abandoned her. Since then, she has spent most of her life alone. A chance meeting with Sean on a plane leads to a startling revelation: his coworker, Holly, looks like a younger version of Fiona. Could Fiona have a second chance with her daughter, now grown up?

Sean helps steady Fiona through the emotional roller coaster of getting to know Holly. Fiona’s life is too complicated for romance, and Sean doesn’t want to get between mother and daughter. Still, something sparks between them. Should they stay just friends or risk their hearts?

The Furrever Friends Cat Café helps people find furry forever friends – and just might lead to romantic true love too. If you enjoy friends to lovers and mature romance, check out Cupcakes and Confessions at the Cat Café. You’ll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own ideas about what love is.

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at the Furrever Friends Cat Café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Some characters appear throughout the series, but each book stands alone.

These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat.

Where to buy Cupcakes and Confessions at the Cat Café

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093X483DX/
Universal Amazon link: https://geni.us/KrisBock

Kris Bock Social Media

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 50-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter.
Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest.
Website https://www.krisbock.com/
Blog https://swarmchairtraveler.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kris_bock
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kris-Bock-Author-Page/174350342612332
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/krisbockbooks/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/krisbock
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