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Read the new Highland Scandal by Mageela Troche @MageelaTroche #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceMageela Troche, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Highland Scandal.

Highland Scandal by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

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

How long does happily ever after take?

They call her banshee. The taunt has pursued strong-willed Rowen Mackenzie through the glorious Scottish highlands. One man sees beyond the superstition–Lachlan Gordon. This brave highlander is the man she loves but duty requires her to wed another.

Wickedly charming, Lachlan Gordon has loved Rowen Mackenzie since his first glimpse of the ethereal beauty. As bastard of Chief Gordon, Lachlan can never claim her as his own. When his father, Laird Gordon, is murdered, Lachlan becomes the clan chief…too late to marry the woman he loves.

Years later, Rowen is now a widow and mother and her son is in danger. She jeopardizes her life and most importantly, her heart to protect her son. Lachlan is the only man who can help her. For a second chance at love, he must risk all—his clan, his life and his love to win even as secrets threaten their happiness and their very lives.

Will Rowen and Lachlan have their own happily ever after?


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

I now just write historical romance. I have a few ideas for a contemporary bouncing about my head.

How do you come up with ideas?

Each time, it is different. It might be a picture, a line I read, or a character enters my head. Highland Scandal came out about instantly. I just had to sit down and write.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

I love revising a novel that when I can make it better and get deeper than when I write my first draft.

When did you write your first book?

I was about five. It was three pages long and printed in pink crayon. As an adult my first was a chick-lit that is buried in the deep recesses of my drive and that was about 2004.


Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Black

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? City life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Highland Scandal


Mageela Troche Social Media

An Air Force brat, Mageela Troche has lived throughout the world then landed in New York City. She wanted to leave the same day she arrived. Yet, with her stubbornness, Mageela learned to like the place and the libraries were the main reason. Since she was a little girl, Mageela wanted to be an author and an actress, however, once in college, she changed her life plan in the pursuit of money. After all, college loans must be repaid.
With life’s twists and turns, she returned to writing and focused on the romance genre. Mageela Troche’s first break came when she sold a short story to a magazine. She sold two more before the publication of her historical romance novel, The Marriage Alliance. She has gone on to write four more novels and a novella.
Mageela is currently writing in the cramped corner of her Big Apple apartment. She is the proud owner of a Black-masked lovebird named Boobula. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found online at
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Tanner, by Cheryl St John, introduces you to a determined Southern belle and a no-nonsense ex-Union army captain making peace to save a baby they both love.

Know the Hero from Tanner by Cheryl St.John @_cherylstjohn_ #RLFblog #westernromance #kindleunlimitedCheryl, 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 the book.

Tanner by Cheryl St John

Genre historical western

Book heat level PG:

He’s focused on the future…

The past is all she knows…

Together they’re forced to face today…

His months in Salisbury prison taught Union Captain Tanner Bell to detest a southern drawl, and Widow Cranford’s exaggerated Dixie twang has him gritting his teeth. His plans for a ranch are threatened when his orphaned newborn niece is delivered to him, and he desperately needs the landlady’s help.

Raylene Cranford survived a Georgia winter living on acorns and scrawny rabbits before traveling sixteen-hundred miles to carve out a life in Colorado. She lost everything–except her dignity and hope. Her feminine Southern graces are her armor, but maintaining appearances could cost her love.

Can a Southern belle and a Union soldier change deeply-ingrained misconceptions about themselves for the sake of a child?

Know the Hero from Tanner

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

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

Tanner is seldom bored, but when his animals are cared for, the baby is sleeping and he has time to himself, he enjoys reading.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He’s a meat and potatoes guy, but if he needed to eat on the road, he would probably buy sandwiches.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Tanner is usually found working in his trousers or denims and a loose cotton shirt. He likes nice clothing, however, and wears a white shirt, vest and tie to church. He adds a coat when weather permits.

Does he know how to fix things?

He knows how to do everything from shoeing horses to putting up fences and repairing porch floors and stairs.

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

His attempts to do nice things for his landlady are rebuffed, and he’s puzzled. She doesn’t want his help. He attempted to supply wood for the stove and fireplaces, but Raylene assured him she could take care of it herself. He fixed her front porch and she was offended that one of her tenants was working on her property.

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

When his sister died and left him with a newborn, he didn’t know what to do, but he asked for help and figured it out. Feeling out of his element swiftly transitioned to adoring his infant niece and planning a future with her.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He’s an early riser, waking to care for his infant niece, and then go feed and water horses at his livery. He enjoys coffee with his breakfast. He cooked simple meals for himself or ate at the hotel restaurant until moving into Raylene Cranford’s boarding house and enjoying her cooking.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Tanner was a captain in the Union Army, and early in the war, he attended dinners and parties at the commanding officer’s homes. He’s well-schooled in social graces.

Valet or takes care of himself?

In 1868 American west, he takes care of himself.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Or no shirt when the sun is radiating and he’s working iron on the forge.

Carriage or horseback?

This hero owns and operates a livery, so he’s around horses all day every day. He has a favorite strawberry roan he rides, but for taking others on outings, he outfits a buggy.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Tanner

Publisher: Alexandrite Press


Cheryl StJohn Social Media

Cheryl is the author of more than fifty historical and contemporary romances. Her stories have earned numerous RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards and are published in over a dozen languages. In describing her stories of second chances and redemption, readers and reviewers use words like, “emotional punch, hometown feel, core values, believable characters and real-life situations.” Her bestselling non-fiction books, Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict and Write Smart, Write Happy by Writers Digest Books are available in print and digital.
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Discover fast fun facts about Juli D Revezzo author of Engaging the Heiress (Camden Girls #2) @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #historicalromanceJuli D Revezzo, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Engaging the Heiress (Camden Girls, book 2).

Engaging the Heiress (Camden Girls, book 2) by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Mr. Edwin Hetherington needs a fiancée he will never have to marry.

Years ago, his family lost everything to an unscrupulous landlord. Now, the Irishman offers to reinstate Edwin’s title so long as he weds Miss Jera Camden. As far as Jera is concerned, so long as she manages to avoid an unwanted suitor of her mother’s choosing, the bluestocking is happy to play the part of Edwin’s blushing bride-to-be.

Can Edwin and Jera dupe the crafty landlord into making good on his promise before the wedding date arrives…or will their best-laid plans result in disaster?


What’s your favorite book?…

Oh boy! How much time do you have? J There’s a list. But my favorite romances are Nora Roberts Three sisters series, Tessa Dare’s Wanton Dairymaid Series, anything by Suzanne G. Rogers or Michael Moorcock.

What’s a genre you want to write?…

I’ve dabbled in just about everything. But I’d like to write a true historical fiction, someday, I think.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

That’s changed, over the years. Now, I’d say, learn the basics, but still, write the book you want to write.

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

The title of the first book in the Camden Girls series is Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter, and it too is available on Amazon.


Coffee or tea? both

Sit down dinner or drive through? both

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? I fold it immediately, if I can.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? I have to admit, I’ve used dishes from the dishwasher before.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Avoid driving.

Talk or text? Both. Most of the time, I prefer to talk, though.

Emoji or smilie? Smile

Where to buy Engaging the Heiress (Camden Girls, book 2)

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications


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Read the story of Ganina in Warlord by Miriam Newman @miriamnewman #RLFblog #NewRelease #fantasy historical romanceMiriam Newman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Ganina in Warlord.

Warlord by Miriam Newman

Genre fantasy historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Given like a toy to a famous old warlord, Ganina is a young girl with love to give. When he and his oldest son die, it is rumored that a younger son, Senec, engineered their deaths. She has no choice but to cast her lot with Senec, but is he a murderer?

Why did you write this book?

This book was inspired by my previous book, Spirit Awakened. They can be read in conjunction, but Warlord is written as a stand-alone.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like nearly any sub-genre of romance, but especially fantasy and historical.

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

Oh, I was a die-hard King Arthur fan from the get-go.

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now I’m finishing up two historical romances that are a prequel and sequel to my book The Comet.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Later this year I will release Land of Shadow, historical romance set against the Siege of Jerusalem. In 2021, I anticipate releasing my historical novels, Flame and Clothilde, which are set around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. And finally, later in 2021 I am trying my hand at a completely new-to-me concept, an ancient times romance set just before the Bronze Age.

Where to buy Warlord

Publisher DCL Publications

Miriam Newman Social Media

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. You can see my books at
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Read the new Victorian Romance novel To Heal an Heir by Alexa Aston #historical #romance #RLFblogAlexa Aston, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about To Heal an Heir.

To Heal an Heir by Alexa Aston

Book 1 in the exciting new Soldiers and Soulmates series from bestselling author Alexa Aston has arrived. Both wronged by their families… two souls alone in the world…

Instead of making her come-out during the upcoming London Season, Lady Charlotte Nott finds herself tossed from her home after her father’s untimely death by a vengeful half-brother. Penniless, she makes her way in a world new to her, first serving as a companion and then governess to the three children of Lord Crampton. When the earl dies moments after hiring her, Charlotte takes on the running of Gray Manor’s household and estate until the children’s new guardian arrives.

Guilt weighs heavily on Major Danforth Grayson, having lost too many men under his command over the years. When he receives word of the death of the brother who wronged him, Gray returns home, bitter with the hand life has dealt him. He intends to hire competent people to manage the estate and care for his nephew and nieces and retreat to a solitary life in London—until he meets the inimitable Miss Nott.

Charlotte is drawn to Gray but knows she is no longer of his world. When he suddenly becomes the new Lord Crampton, she knows it’s time to leave her charges behind—for what woman would care to watch the man she loves wed another and start a family as she suffers in silence? Yet Charlotte knows Gray is a broken man and her leaving might shatter him forever.

Can Charlotte walk away from a flawed man who desperately needs her, or will she leave before she loses her own soul?

Find the answer in bestselling author Alexa Aston’s first book of Soldiers and Soulmates, To Heal an Earl.

Each book in Soldiers and Soulmates is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Soldiers and Soulmates
Book #1: To Heal an Earl
Book #2: To Tame a Rogue
Book #3: To Trust a Duke
Book #4: To Save a Love
Book #5: To Win a Widow

Where to buy To Heal an Heir

Amazon (free in KU)

Alex Aston Social Media

Native Texan and former history teacher Alexa Aston lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, Netflix binge-watching, and attending sporting events when she’s not watching Survivor, The Crown, or Game of Thrones.
Alexa’s Medieval and Regency historical romances bring to life dashing knights and loveable rogues and include the series The Knights of Honor, The King’s Cousins, The St Clairs, and The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle.
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Mail-Order Beatrice by Caroline Clemmons @CarolinClemmons #RLFblog #NewRelease #historical #westernromanceCaroline Clemmons, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Mail-Order Beatrice.

Mail-Order Beatrice by Caroline Clemmons

Genre historical western romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Beatrice “Attie” Kendall has to escape from home with her six-week-old son. With the help of her kind brother, she goes to Atlanta where she consults a matchmaker. After the hard life Attie’s been dealt for her twenty years, she’ll finally have a good home with nice people and a friend nearby. In fact, her husband and their home seem too good to be true. Does she dare trust that her life has really changed?

Tate Merritt isn’t ready to get married but he gives in to his grandfather’s coercing. Grandpa raised him and Tate tries to please the older man. Tate doesn’t know what to think about this mail-order bride. She isn’t at all the wife he imagined—plus, she showed up with a baby! The child’s a cute little thing but Tate isn’t sure how he feels about her surprising him. How can he trust a woman whose story keeps changing?

Life presents obstacles to further complicate Attie and Tate’s marriage. They’ll have to work together to solve their problems and protect their family. Can they trust one another enough to make this marriage work?

Why did you write this book?

I was fortunate to be invited to join other authors writing books in the Widows, Brides, and Secret Babies series. Each is a stand-alone novella but all have in common that the heroine is a mail-order bride who shows up with a baby she’s kept secret from the prospective groom.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical western romance is my favorite to read and to write.

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

Taylor Stapleton from Prince Charming by Julie Garwood. However, there are so many wonderful heroines in romances that choosing only one is difficult.

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently I’m writing An Agent for Judith, a Pinkerton Matchmaker series romance set to release on July 19 as #79 in this popular series (but each book is very different). This is my third contribution to the series, preceded by An Agent for Magdala and An Agent for Lydia.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I’ll be very busy writing for the rest of 2020. On July 7 I’ll release Desperate in Delaware in the Yours Truly: The Lovelorn series. On July 21, I’ll release one of the Golden Legacy series. On August 4, I’ll release Louisiana Bride in the North and South series. There are more scheduled but that’s probably all you want to know about today.

Where to buy Mail-Order Beatrice

Amazon Universal link is

Caroline Clemmons Social Media

Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To compensate for this illogical error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a tiny office her family calls her pink cave. 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.

The over fifty titles she has created in her pink cave 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 sets. 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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