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Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyEnemies born of battle meet unexpectedly when stranded at a run-down inn. Neither trusts the other, so how can they possibly fall in love?

Rue Allyn, 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 Wait for Me.

Wait for Me by Rue Allyn

Genre A Regency era Romance novella and part of the Storm and Shelter collection by The Bluestocking Belles and Friends. Storm and Shelter is available now for Pre-order at $.99, on April 13, 2021—release day—the price goes up.

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

About Storm and Shelter: When a storm blows off the North Sea and slams into the village of Fenwick on Sea, the villagers prepare for the inevitable: shipwreck, flood, land slips, and stranded travelers. The Queen’s Barque Inn quickly fills with the injured, the devious, and the lonely—lords, ladies, and simple folk; spies, pirates, and smugglers all trapped together. Intrigue crackles through the village, and passion lights up the hotel. One storm, eight authors, eight heartwarming novellas.

About Wait for Me: Enemies by nature—Esmeralda Crobbin, aka the pirate Irish Red, and Captain, Lord Brandon Gilroy have met before. Fate trumps nature—When a fierce storm creates a chance encounter and forced proximity, erstwhile pirate, Esmeralda discovers Captain Gilroy is more than a uniform stuffed with rules and regulations. Gilroy learns the pirate is a woman of serious honor and responsibility. Both love the sea with boundless passion, but can they love each other?

Know the Hero from Wait for Me

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

“I’m never bored,” insists Captain Gilroy. “If the navy does not have orders enough to keep me occupied, the sea is endlessly demanding.”

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

“What type of food I purchase is unimportant. I would buy the most economical option, since I would be spending the king’s coin and not my own.”

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

“If I cannot be in uniform—which will happen all too soon—I prefer the comfortable clothing of a country gentleman.”

Does he know how to fix things?

“A sailor, regardless of rank, must know how to make repairs with ingenuity, as supplies are often scarce.”

Know the Hero from Wait for Me by Rue Allyn @RueAllyn #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadARegencyHe tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

“It embarrasses me to confess, that I was once defeated in battle by a female pirate. I can only blame youth and inexperience. I was a raw lieutenant at the time.”

What is he like first thing in the morning?

“As long as I get my breakfast promptly, I am quite civil in the mornings.”

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

“Any naval officer would conduct himself with the utmost propriety. Afterall we represent the King.”

Valet or takes care of himself?

“I find valets a nuisance.”

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

“Open shirt? In uniform? Never!”

Powdered wig or natural hair?

“Wigs and powder are the very devil of a nuisance at sea. On land, I would wear such only when ordered to.”

Carriage or horseback?

“Ship of course. On land horseback is my preference. Carriages are only for necessity.”

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

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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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Claiming Caroline by Yasmine Hyde @sasseYvetteH #RLFblog #HistoricalWesternA rebellious bride needs discipline in Yasmine Hyde’s new historical western romance, Claiming Caroline. To save her reputation she finds herself saying ‘I do’ to a sexy overbearing cowboy.

Yasmine, 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.

Claiming Caroline by Yasmine Hyde

Genre American Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Destitute after her father’s death, Caroline Douglas finds herself in a bind when the sleazy, rich business owner wants her father’s debt in full. He won’t take ‘no’ or ‘I owe you’ for an answer. She finds herself dragged to the Harlot and the Hero, forced to work off her payment. When she thinks things can’t get worse, they do. To save her reputation, she finds herself saying ‘I do’ to a sexy, overbearing cowboy. Tired of following the rules of men, Caroline decides to push back. Especially against her sexy, all-consuming husband who’s too quick with his discipline techniques

Garrett Rand, a dairy farm owner, and brother to the local sheriff, has spent the last six months requesting the hand of one ‘crofters’ daughter. Blocked at every turn, he starts to give up on ever having her, only to discover she’s in the brothel on the outskirts of Grover Town. Willing to stop at nothing to finally claim the beauty as his wife, in his bed, he makes a deal to get her out of the clutches of one of the richest men in town. However, marrying her is one thing; keeping Caroline out of trouble is another. He’ll just have to keep her over his knee until she learns. When danger strikes the area and threatens the safety of his wife, he will do what’s needed to protect her.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I’m a foodie, so I don’t really have a go-to meal. I’m always on the hunt to try something new. I lean toward new vegan restaurants and I’m partial to Asian food.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

I have two, Gabriel and Michael in Robin Schone’s The Lover and Gabriel’s Woman.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I usually go for a dark regency historical romance and paranormal romance.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Historical wagon trail sagas. I like to read about dreams people had in the 1800’s that drove them to leave home or country and travel west.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Tennessee Whiskey by Charlie Stapleton

Where to buy Claiming Caroline

Publisher https://www.blushingbooks.com/brand/yasmine-hyde/
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USA Today Bestselling Author Yasmine Hyde is the alter ego of Yvette Hines. Hmm, how does that work? Well, as an author I have to stretch myself. So, when I’m in the mood for a little bit of dirty writing in the late 19th century of Mid-Western America, or maybe feeling a little 1800’s hotness on the streets of England, or just want to write a down and dirty straight erotic story, it will be located under this pen name. So, join me on this journey of writing stories my muse SHE creates, as I obey by tapping away at my laptop keys. I still want to bring readers stories that they will love, I hope, as much as I enjoy writing. Let’s dive in, naughty ones!
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Read the #Duke of Charm (Dukes of Distinction) by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceCan a woman put her miserable past behind her and find love with her childhood sweetheart? Try Alexa Aston’s newest Regency romance, Duke of Charm, from the Dukes of Distinction series. Alexa, 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.

Duke of Charm (Dukes of Distinction)

Genre Regency historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Who doesn’t love a duke? How about five of them?

Welcome to bestselling author Alexa Aston’s new Regency romance series, the Dukes of Distinction! These five aristocrats all come with nicknames Polite Society has bestowed upon them. Renown. Charm. Disrepute. Arrogance. Honor.

A woman unjustly imprisoned…

A duke jilted at the altar…

Lady Samantha Wallace has been in love since childhood with her brother’s best friend, the Duke of Colebourne, but George only sees her as a little sister. She weds a viscount who is George’s opposite, only to find herself trapped in a miserable marriage. When she becomes a widow, she is held against her will and finally escapes, vowing to live life her own way and never be controlled again.

George is jilted at the altar and becomes one of London’s most scandalous rakes, bedding women left and right. After years of being the Duke of Charm, though, George is tired of his meaningless existence and decides he is ready for a change—which includes finding Sam, who is now a widow, and asking her to be his duchess.

Fate brings George and Samantha together at a house party, where their desire for one another ignites in a torrid encounter. Yet Samantha refuses to wed George. Determined to learn Sam’s secrets and make her his, George will do whatever it takes to fight for the woman he’s always loved in secret.

Will Samantha be able to escape the past that still haunts her and find happiness with the Duke of Charm?

Find the answer in The Duke of Charm, Book 2 in the Dukes of Distinction.

Each book in Dukes of Distinction is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Series Order:

Book #1: Duke or Renown
Book #2: Duke of Charm
Book #3: Duke of Disrepute
Book #4: Duke of Arrogance
Book #5: Duke of Honor

Where to buy Duke of Charm:

Amazon http://bit.ly/DukeofCharm

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Award-winning and internationally bestselling author 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’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
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Read the series: Duke of Renown - Book 1 of Dukes of Distinction by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceCan a widow learn to trust a duke who lets her think he is a smuggler? New Alexa Aston Regency Romance Duke of Renown kicks off her Dukes of Distinction series.

Alexa, 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.

Duke of Renown, Book 1 in the Dukes of Distinction

Genre Regency historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Who doesn’t love a duke? How about five of them? These five aristocrats all come with nicknames Polite Society has bestowed upon them. Renown. Charm. Disrepute. Arrogance. Honor.

A woman with a broken heart…

A soldier who never dreamed he’d become a duke…

Phoebe Smythe, Countess of Borwick, suffers a tragic miscarriage when she learns her husband and young son have been killed in a carriage accident. The grieving widow retreats to an isolated cottage on the coast of Cornwall, where she finds a smuggler who’s washed ashore, blood leaking from a bullet wound.

Captain Andrew Graham returns home from the Napoleonic Wars after the death of his older brother, finding his father on his deathbed. Soon he becomes the Duke of Windham and must deal not only with numerous responsibilities but his wayward half-brother, who has amassed a mountain of debt and then shoots Andrew so he can become the new duke.

Andrew awakens to an angel of mercy, Mrs. Smith, a middle-class widow who nurses him back to health. She thinks he’s a criminal, which amuses him, but he soon falls in love with her beauty and spirit. On the day he decides to ask for her hand in marriage, she disappears and he has no way to find her – until he spies her across a London ballroom.

Though her heart belongs to the Cornish smuggler she left behind, Phoebe places herself once more on the Marriage Mart. She yearns to be a mother again – which means finding a husband.

What will Phoebe do when she learns that her Mr. Andrew is none other than the famous Duke of Renown?

Find the answer in The Duke of Renown, Book 1 in the Dukes of Distinction.

Each book in Dukes of Distinction is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order and can be read for free in Kindle Unlimited.

Series Order:

Book #1: Duke or Renown
Book #2: Duke of Charm
Book #3: Duke of Disrepute
Book #4: Duke of Arrogance
Book #5: Duke of Honor

Which book is this in the series?

Duke of Renown is the first book in my new Dukes of Distinction Regency series.

How many books do you plan for the series?

There will be 5 total. They release once a month between February and June.

How many books are completed?

I’ve finished writing the entire series, thanks to sitting home during COVID – I wrote a lot!

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Each romance features a different couple and these couple will pop up in subsequent books.

What is the overall theme in this series?

Friendship and love! Five men bound in friendship become five of the most powerful men in England. From rakes to war heroes, these men rise to the role of duke – and each finds a powerful love along the way.

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

Book 1 – Duke of Renown – Andrew & Phoebe
Book 2 – Duke of Charm – George & Samantha
Book 3 – Duke of Disrepute – Weston & Elise
Book 4 – Duke of Arrogance – Jon & Arabella
Book 5 – Duke of Honor – Sebastian & Hadley

What did you like best about writing this series?

I think historical romance readers just adore dukes. I know I do – both reading about them and writing for them. I enjoyed creating five incredibly different men who rise to the responsibilities of their new ducal roles, even as they maintain their boyhood friendships with one another and find their soulmates.

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

I’ve written 3 Regency romance series – The St. Clairs; Soldiers and Soulmates; and The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle. I also have another Regency series coming between July and November of 2021 – Dukes Done Wrong.

I also have written twenty medieval historical romances and a contemporary series, Hollywood Name Game.

Where can we find links for all your books?

All of my romances are in Kindle Unlimited and sold exclusively at Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston

Where to buy Duke of Renown:

Amazon http://bit.ly/DukeofRenown

Alexa Aston Social Media

Award-winning and internationally bestselling author 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’s a binge fiend (The Crown and Ozark are favorites) who enjoys travel, sports, and time with her family.
Her historical romances bring to life loveable rogues and dashing knights, while her contemporary romances are light and flirty and sometimes contain a bit of suspense.
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Read Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne@JanSelbourne #RLFblog #Historical FictionSelbourne’s Perilous Love tells of war in Europe and a shocking betrayal, forcing Adrian and Gabrielle to run for their lives. Will they reach safety, or will danger and treason follow them back to England?

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

Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

As the world rushes towards a war, Adrian Bryce, wealthy businessman, is ordered by the British government to leave his mistress and accompany his estranged wife Gabrielle to Belgium. They require proof Gabrielle’s uncle is supporting the German Empire. Adrian discovers secrets which plunge him and Gabrielle into a nightmare of betrayal. Forced to run for their lives as Germany invades, they must trust each other in the midst of danger, brutality, and injury.

Gabrielle enjoys her role of mother of their two children. Wanting only to be with her lover, and now fearful of exposure, she readies herself and her children for a difficult trip. With no way out, Gabrielle knows the two weeks with her aristocratic traditional family will be a trial, and Europe is on edge. She had no idea the danger she, Adrian and her children would be in.

Will Adrian and Gabrielle reach safety? If they do, are they out of danger or will the intrigue and treason follow them back to England?

QUICK

How do you come up with ideas?…

The idea for Perilous Love came from a small article on how a person’s true character emerges when faced with extreme danger, stress, or situations beyond our control. For instance, the tough guy turns to water and runs, the insignificant person steps up and takes charge. At the time I read this article I was reading my grandfather’s WW1 military record while completing my family tree. I had the setting, and I had the story.

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

Research, when we write historical fiction, we must provide an authentic as possible background for our story.

When did you write your first book?..

I have quite a few attempts going back some years and a few rejection letters to go with them. Perilous Love was my first real serious book and was published by Black Velvet Seductions in 2015.

 

 

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Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I couldn’t afford satin sheets so smooth will do.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains.

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Perilous Love

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BDN985Q

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Jan Selbourne grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Her love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. Her career started in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting then a working holiday in the UK brought the history to life. Now retired, Jan can indulge her love of writing and travel. She has two adult children and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
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Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play by Alina K Field @ #RLFblog #NewRelease #ReadaRegencyA Scottish soldier plagued by visions returns from war in Alina K Field’s new Regency romance, Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play. When he meets the wife he spurned, an old enemy resurfaces and threatens her. Can he reach the woman he never stopped loving in time to save her?

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 your book.

Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play by Alina K Field

Genre: Regency Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Plagued by hellish memories and rattling visions of battle to come, a Scottish Baron returning from two decades at war meets the daughter he denied was his, and the wife he divorced, and learns that everything he’d believed to be true was a lie. What he can’t deny is that she’s the only woman he’s ever loved. They’re not the young lovers they once were, but when passion flares, it burns more hotly than ever it did in their youth.

They soon discover, it wasn’t fate that drove them apart, but a jealous enemy, who played on his youthful arrogance and her vulnerability. Now that old enemy has resurfaced, more treacherous than ever. When his lady falls into a trap, can he reach her in time to rescue this love that never died?

Why did you write this book?

Fated Hearts is part of the Tragic Characters in Classic Lit project, wherein a group of Regency romance authors are taking tragic characters and with complete artistic license, setting them in Georgian era England and giving them a happily-ever-after. I couldn’t resist the challenge of retelling Macbeth’s story.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical romance, and historical mystery

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

Rupert Carsington, from Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible

What are you working on at the moment?

A Christmas novella for 2021 release.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

In April, my novella The Comtesse of Midnight will appear in the Storm & Shelter Anthology.

Where to buy Fated Hearts, A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NYWR3KH
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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 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 shares a midcentury home with her husband and a spunky, blond rescued terrier. She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. Though hard at work on her next series of romantic adventures, she loves to hear from readers!
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