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Read the series: The Legend of Skinner Robelard -- Legends Book 1 by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #WesternRomanceA woman bent on revenge hides in plain sight in Rue Allyn’s new Historical Western Romance, The Legend of Skinner Robelard. A man from her past wants to keep her safe, but can his love conquer her vengeance.

Rue, 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.

The Legend of Skinner Robelard — Book 1 in the Legend Series

Genre Historical Western Romance

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

Pampered and privileged then betrayed and disowned, Elise Van Demer hides in plain sight and plots her revenge on the men who destroyed her life. With her goal in sight, she encounters a lawman from her past. Boyd Alvarez could ruin everything, and the last thing she needs is wanting some man who only wants to protect her.

His family dead and without a home, Boyd Alvarez rides the range and hunts bounties for a living. When he stumbles on Elise Van Demer his only thought is to keep her safe. He can outgun just about every man, but can he protect her from her own plans of revenge? Can he teach her that loving a man is a better dream than destroying her enemies?

Which book is this in the series?

This is the first book in my Legends series

How many books do you plan for the series?

At least three with a good chance of more

How many books are completed?

Only this first book

What characters are the main stars in your series?

A different hero and heroine will star in each book.

What is the overall theme in this series?

Ordinary men and women who live extraordinary lives

What did you like best about writing this series?

I love the challenge of finding the ordinary men and women and the extraordinary circumstances into which I place them. For example my plan for book three is to have a prospector–fairly ordinary for the ‘old west’ encounter a fae woman, who’s been banished from her home.

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

I’ve written a number of series. Wildfire love books 1-3 are sort of prequel to this story. The hero and heroine of The Legend of Skinner Robelard met in book 2 of the Wildfire Love Series. I’ve also written several books set in Medieval England and Scotland The Knight Chronicles is an ongoing series which will eventually link up all the heroes of those books.

Where can we find links for all your books?

For the convenience of my readers I have universal buy links for all my books. For information on all my books, check out my website books page then click on the cover of the book that interests you.

Where to buy The Legend of Skinner Robelard — Legends Book 1

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Award winning author, Rue Allyn, learned story telling at her grandfather’s knee. (Well it was really more like on his knee–I was two.) She’s been weaving her own tales ever since. She has worked as an instructor, mother, sailor, clerk, sales associate, and painter, along with a variety of other types of employment. She has lived and traveled in places all over the globe from Keflavik Iceland (I did not care much for the long nights of winter.) and Fairbanks Alaska to Panama City and the streets of London England to a large number of places in between. Now that her two sons have left the nest, Rue and her husband of more than four decades (Try living with the same person for more than forty years–that’s a true adventure.) have retired and moved south. When not writing, enjoying the nearby beach or working jigsaw puzzles, Rue travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance.. She loves to hear from readers.
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Coming Soon: Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceA young heiress and a charming ship captain embark on an unexpected journey in Marie Lavender’s Upon Your Return, a new historical romance set by the sea.

Marie, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Upon Your Return.

Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender

Genre: Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Award-winning Author Marie Lavender brings excitement and passion to two coastal France towns in this captivating love story about a young heiress and a devilishly charming ship captain.

After being raised to believe that love is just a frivolous endeavor, French heiress Fara Bellamont has always kept her dreams of adventure and discovering a soul-searing passion to herself. So, when Captain Grant Hill makes his grand entrance into her life by way of rescuing her one fateful night, she knows she’s in trouble. He completely steals her heart.

But, as far as society is concerned, he’s also not a suitable husband.

Grant Hill, a beguiling, rugged ship captain, is just as enthralled with Fara as she is with him, but he too knows such things aren’t so simple. Not only must they overcome social expectations to be together, but wars, and lies, as well. And with a long-time yearning neither has managed to achieve, the pair must fight to attain their deepest desire:


If you loved Surrender of a Siren by Tessa Dare or The Other Miss Brigerton by Julia Quinn, you’ll love this “exciting” and “intricate” standalone Historical Romance set by the sea. Get your copy today…

Where to buy Upon Your Return

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Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 20 other books. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though Marie has standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series and The Blood at First Sight Series, but she has many others planned. Her Victorian maritime romance series is returning, and the second editions of the trilogy will be released under her new publisher, Foundations Books.
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Convincing the Countess, in Mistletoe and Mayhem, A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #NewRelease #ReadaRegencyA business minded aristocrat finds himself pursuing a casual affair with a widowed countess… until love changes everything, in Alina K Field’s Convincing the Countess, a Regency Christmas novella.

Alina, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Convincing the Countess and Mistletoe and Mayhem, A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology.

Convincing the Countess by Alina K Field

Genre: Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There’s no Christmas like a Regency Christmas spent under mistletoe! New York Times Bestselling author Cheryl Bolen and friends invite you to discover true love in eleven deliciously steamy romances in this all-new holiday collection

In Alina K Field’s Convincing the Countess, a penniless widowed countess with trade in her blood descends upon the country manor of her sons’ negligent guardian, intent on confronting him and setting a course for her boys’ futures. Instead, she finds his younger brother, a business-minded aristocrat with a penchant for widows and a distaste for emotional entanglements. A man who once witnessed her greatest humiliation. A man offering tempting distractions that threaten to derail all her plans.

Called home at Christmas to bring his older brother to heel and sort out the family finances, a baron’s younger brother wishes nothing more than to finish the task and return to his railway project. But when he finds his mother entertaining a fetching widow he met many years earlier as the unfortunate bride of a ne’er-do-well earl, temptation steers him along a different track, one that may derail all his plans.

Can he convince the reluctant countess to set a course for her future that includes him?

Why did you write this book?

The business-minded hero is a secondary character in last year’s The Duke She Despised. I knew he had to have his own happily ever after!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I enjoy many, but I especially like historical romance and historical mystery.

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

Rupert Carsington, the hero of Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m just wrapping up Fated Hearts, a project for the Love After All Tragic Characters in Literature project, retelling the story of Macbeth as a Regency-set romance with a happily-ever-after; I’ve finished a novella called The Comtesse of Midnight, related to Fated Hearts for Storm and Shelter, a Bluestocking Belles and Friends Collection; and I’m also working on the first draft of a sequel to Convincing the Countess.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Fated Hearts, my Macbeth retelling, will be available at the end of December. Storm and Shelter is available now for preorder for the April 2020 release.

Where to buy Mistletoe and Mayhem, A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology

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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California where she is hard at work on her next historical romance.
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Read the #Highlander Romance boxed set Highlander Romances by Cathleen Ross @cathleenross #RLFblog #RomanceHighland Wars take a turn when four Highland brothers find love.

Cathleen Ross, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Highlander Romances.

Highlander Romances by Cathleen Ross

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The Highlander Romances is a boxed set of four Forbidden Fantasy stories: Highlander (short story), Highlander in Her Bed (novella) and two novels, In Her Wild Highlander’s Bed and My Highland Lover.

Enjoy the tales of four strong highland brothers.

Highlander is a 10,000 word erotic romance set in Scotland, 1308. When Sir James Bruce conquers enemy territory, his reward is the hand of beautiful virgin, Lady Isobel McLaird. Although Isobel has no intention of marrying Sir James, he intends to tame her to his touch.

Scotland 1308 Sir David McLaird is a prisoner of Sir James Bruce. When healer, Lady Arabel Bruce tends to his wounds he doesn’t expect to fall in love. The trouble is Arabel is from the enemy clan.

Lady Arabel loves the wild highlander but won’t betray her clan and marry him, until Sir David abducts and makes her his.

When Sir Jasper Bruce discovers a lady hiding under his bed in the castle he has just conquered, he doesn’t expect to fall in love.

Lady Rosamund Percy can think of nothing else except escaping to England when her Scottish betrothed leaves her stranded. The trouble is Sir Jasper considers her a delicious prize of war. How can she convince him to let her go when he wants her in his bed?

1314 Highlands Grieving widower, Sir Eoin Bruce is forced to marry wealthy Lady Jehanne de la Croix in order to keep her dowry in Bruce hands. Eoin hates enchantment of any kind and he soon discovers Jehanne is the witch who haunted his dreams. She brings him more titles and wealth than he ever thought possible as a second son of a laird. Can he overcome his grief and go against everything he believes in to love her?

Jehanne de la Croix wants nothing more than to be safe and loved by her husband, Sir Eoin Bruce but she was born from a line of great seers. If she can’t get Eoin to accept her prophesies, she will burn at the stake and he will meet a violent end. Everything rests on Eoin and his willingness to love a witch.

What is the appeal of highlanders?

What makes them great romantic heroes?

Without a doubt Highlanders are the ultimate hero but what makes them so popular year after year?

I’ve been drawn to writing Highlander stories for years from the time I had a dream about a dispossessed knight who wanted to get his land back. In the dream, his name was The Black Douglas. I woke up thinking, what an odd dream, made even odder by the fact that the voice in my head was still speaking until I was properly awake.

So of course, I looked up the Black Douglas born 1286 – 25 August 1330

to find out he was in fact, a dispossessed knight in the time of Robert the Bruce. I spent several enjoyable years writing the story of four Bruce brothers, which I have put into a boxed set.

It’s the characteristics of the Highland hero that make for exciting writing. That never-give-up spirit combined with a war-like national spirit. The Highland charge made Scottish soldiers formidable on the battle field. It was not uncommon for the English soldiers to run for their lives. It was the Battle of Culloden in 1746 that finally broke the back of the Highlanders. Under the Duke of Cumberland, King George 11’s son, the English used every form of cruelty take no quarter to defeat their enemy the Scots.

Cumberland’s troops were encouraged to rape, pillage and plunder anyone suspected of being Jacobites including men, women and children, which in the end only served to render Cumberland, the name of The Butcher.

It was this level of brutality that earned the Scots the level of sympathy not previously given to the warlike nation. The poet and writer, Sir Walter Scot born August 15, 1771, Endinburgh, Scotland to September 21, 1832, grew up listening to the tales of the Highland rebellion. He wrote a series of novels now called the Waverley series, which expressed the dichotomy between the need to modernise Scotland and the loss of the Scottish national spirit. The Waverley novels romanticised Scotland, adding to the tradition of the romantic historical novel.

As readers we want to hear about the struggle before we get to the victorious ending. Scottish stories fit in well here because every victory was tinged with poverty and struggle and ultimately defeat. All elements of good story fodder.

Cathleen Ross

Where to buy Highlander Romances

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Cathleen Ross is a published author with HarperCollins, Random House and Entangled Publishing (Macmillan). Her first book, Man Hunt was a best seller on the Virgin Publishing website in 2001, now Random House UK. Since then she has written for Escape Publishing (HarperCollins) and Entangled publishing, plus has done many self-publishing projects. Her latest Highlander Romance is now a boxed set.
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Find out what Aaron from Bitter Thorn Tribe wears to bed. Juli D Revezzo "bares" all @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #paranormalromanceA chat with an immortal warrior about what he wears to bed and more…

Aaron, 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.

Bitter Thorn Tribe (Stewards War, book 2) by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: paranormal romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Destined to be a bride, if only the gods will let her…

Stacy Macken tries to acclimate herself to her training under Tuatha dé Danaan druids–as if she doesn’t have enough work in planning her wedding to her beloved guardian and fiancé Aaron.

When Fomorii loyalists violate their treaty and seek deadly revenge for their recent defeat, even Stacy’s druids are at a loss to explain the mayhem that ensues.

Can Aaron and his brothers-in-arms stop it before Stacy and her family are caught in the crossfire?

Let’s bare it all and chat about what to wear

First, what is your name and how old are you?

Hello, my name is Aaron and… I’m 3,000 years old, give or take.

What is the time period in which you live?

Currently, I’m living in 2015. I came from the Iron Age, however.

What is considered “appropriate” for someone of your gender to wear?

These days, you folks are pretty simple in your clothing. Or restricted, depending. There was a time, my dear, when I’d go naked and no one would, as you say, bat an eye.

How do you feel about wearing that type of clothing?

I don’t really like ties. The damned things are too choking.

Considering the role you play in society, what is expected for you to wear?

These days? My Irish stick fighting school has a pretty loose uniform; in battle, I usually wear battle leathers, and every day, I’m fond of jeans and a t-shirt. In the Iron age, it was usually just loose linen pants, shirts, and cloaks when it was cold. But I live in Florida, now, and don’t usually have to break out the cold weather clothing.

Ever required to wear something you don’t like? Tell us about it.

Ties. Shudder. What fool came up with those things. You might as well wear a noose.

Do you make your own clothing?

No. The women in my tribe used to do most of the clothes construction; now, the Tuatha de Dannan have their own tailors, so I and my brothers-in-arms, usually go to them. For modern street clothes, the local tailor does well, but again, I usually turn to those of my tribe. But in a pinch, I’ve had to mend them before.

Mending and laundry are chores for anyone. Do you do it or someone else?

I do my own. Well, did, before I moved in with Stacy. Now, we share that chore.

What determines the type of clothing you buy? (example, money, fashion, job)

I go for comfort.

When you wear something different, who’s the first person who notices?

Usually Stacy.

Tell us your favorite thing to wear.

Nothing. ;)

What kind of shoes or boots do you wear?

I’m fond of combat boots. The last few years, I never know when I’m going to need them.

Does what you wear make you feel good, or do you dislike it?

As I go for comfort—especially if, you know, a battle with Balor’s minions should break out—I don’t hang my self-esteem on my clothing.

When others see you what is their first impression?

Bad guys, usually think twice.

How do you feel about that impression?

If it keeps Stacy safe, I’m all for it.

What do you wear to sleep?

;D Nothing.

Ever dealt with a “wardrobe malfunction”? Depending on your era, you might need to ask your author what this means.

Find out what Aaron from Bitter Thorn Tribe wears to bed. Juli D Revezzo "bares" all @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #paranormalromanceNot that I can remember.

Does anyone help you dress (other than a lover)?

*stares* My dear, did you miss the part about my age? Okay, I’ll say the Tuatha de Dannan tailors, and there may’ve been a back buckle on a bandolier or two that was tricky.

Have you ever worn:

a uniform : Yes, if battle leathers count.

a costume: Maybe when I was a child, I don’t remember, it’s been so long ago.

a disguise: We did in our tribe for different ceremonies, but I haven’t worn one in… donkeys years.

an outfit for the opposite gender: no.

What would you wear to avoid attention?

Whatever the dominant culture is wearing.

What do you wish you could wear?

I’m fairly happy with my current wardrobe, so I don’t really have an answer for that question, Kayelle.

What do you wish you didn’t have to wear?

Battle leathers. I’d love it if our war with Balor ended permanently.

For the character to answer…

Tell us what your author wears when writing about you.

Usually jeans, t-shirt, and a flannel shirt.

If your author has a pet, is the pet ever dressed in clothing?

She doesn’t have a pet, but when as a child, yes she had cats and dogs. Her family never dressed them up, though.

Same question for you. Pets in clothing, yay or nay?

Hey, if it makes the owner happy, why not?

Where to buy Bitter Thorn Tribe (Stewards War, book 2)

Publisher Raven Queen Publications


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Juli D Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the Antique Magic paranormal series and the Stewards Wars and Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, the historical romances, Camden Girls series, Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, House of Dark Envy, Watchmaker’s Heart, and Lady of the Tarot, and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at:
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Read Sannah, a Stone Age romance by Miriam Newman @miriamnewman #RLFblog #NewRelease # ancient times historical fiction #romanceTaken from her Stone Age camp by a man who is both warrior and shaman, Sannah must find a way to survive in the historical fiction romance, Sannah, by Miriam Newman.

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

Sannah by Miriam Newman

Genre ancient times historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Taken captive in a raid on her Stone Age camp, Sannah is abducted by a man who is both warrior and shaman. Memmet believes she was given to him by the spirits and will keep her at any cost.

Why did you write this book?

After writing historical romance set in 1066 at the time of the Norman Conquest of England, I was looking for a little different period in history to explore. And, wow, did my muse respond—all the way back to the Stone Age.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance, definitely. Historical and fantasy are my two favorites, and if they are combined, so much the better!

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

King Arthur was always a definite favorite.

What are you working on at the moment?

My historical fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Alicia, has just reverted to me and I am assembling it into an ebook and print bundle for readers both old and new.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Aside from my trilogy, next year should see the release of two historical romances, Flame of Normandy and Clothilde. They are the prequel and sequel to my book The Comet, but can be easily read as standalone novels. Both go back to possibly my favorite time period, the Norman Conquest.

Where to buy Sannah


Barnes and Noble

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Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.
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