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Katie Kenyhercz, 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.

Found on Anna Maria Island by Katie Kenyhercz

Found on Anna Maria Island by Katie Kenyhercz @KatieKenyhercz #RLFblog #SportsRomanceGenre Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Tampa Thunder hockey player Lucas Sullivan’s world took a hard check when his parents revealed he had a sister they gave up for adoption when she was born. His mother’s recent health scare brought the truth to light, and a search for the lost Sullivan began. It seems to be one step forward, two steps back, and Lucas is still trying to wrap his head around it all while battling to win the Cup, and he’s so close. To de-stress between games, he heads home to Anna Maria Island every chance he gets, looking for relaxation and peace of mind. What he finds instead is a beautiful, new surf instructor who dekes past his defenses and gets dangerously close to his heart.
Skylar Avery’s sister Scarlet has always been her best friend even though they aren’t biologically sisters. When Scarlet’s search for her birth family hit a wall, she stopped looking. Sky didn’t. Finally, the dots connected and led her to the Sullivan sports dynasty family and their home base, Anna Maria Island. Taking a job as a surf instructor puts her in the right place at the right time to meet middle brother Lucas Sullivan. He’s her ticket to getting to know the whole family so she can decide if they deserve to know Scarlet. One problem: he’s kind of perfect. Without meaning to, she starts to fall for the hockey player. Can their sweet connection survive the truth?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Baked mac and cheese with diced red bell pepper and a dash of cayenne.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I have an unconventional answer to this! I’d say Odd Thomas from Dean Koontz’s book of the same name. Odd is not your typical hero. He’s average in every way except for his ability to see the dead and his epic love for his childhood sweetheart, Stormy. Odd’s romantic devotion is so sweet, and he has such a pure heart. He’s brave but has no problem admitting when he’s afraid. It never stops him from doing the right thing anyway.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love mysteries and psychological thrillers (Jonathan Kellerman) as well as urban fantasy (Rachel Caine) and comedy (Janet Evanovich)!
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
It depends on the characters! I’ve watched a lot of hockey games, picked through sites on First Nations Canadians, dove into surfing videos, and spent time buried in figure skating books. If my characters have jobs or passions I’m unfamiliar with, I get familiar before I sit down to write!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Thunderstruck by AC/DC because Luc plays for the Tampa Thunder!

Where to buy Home on Anna Maria Island

Amazon http://a.co/b0lFdQp
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lost-on-anna-maria-island-kristina-knight/1127803791
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1336209575
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lost-on-anna-maria-island-1

Katie Kenyhercz Social Media

Website www.katiekenyhercz.com
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Elley Arden, 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.

Home on Anna Maria Island by Elley Arden

Home on Anna Maria Island by Elley Arden @elleywrites #RLFblog #sportsromanceGenre Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Pittsburgh Privateers third baseman Gavin Sullivan is home on Anna Maria Island with a lot on his mind: his mother’s recent battle with breast cancer and, now, the surprising news his oldest brother, Colby, is a twin. Gavin has a sister he’s never met, and worse, he’s sworn to secrecy while his parents try to find her. Is it any wonder he shows up to spring training thirty pounds heavier than last season? Armed with a complicated diet and a warning from Coach Zee, Gavin feels wrecked, until he finds a half-naked goddess on his parents’ stretch of beach. Funny how the body that has been making him feel so miserable lately suddenly has him flying high.
Curve model Emerson Raye wants to prove the naysayers back home in West Virginia wrong. Big is beautiful, too. All she has to do is land a spot in the Sports Unlimited Swimsuit Edition by convincing America to vote for her. When pro athlete Gavin Sullivan stumbles onto her oceanfront photo shoot and asks her out for drinks, Emerson and her assistant concoct a plan to leak photos of the date to the media and create the vote-getting buzz Emerson needs. Soon, Emerson realizes there’s more to Gavin than meets the eye, and their temporary, no-strings relationship heats up. But can something lasting survive under harsh media scrutiny when secrets threaten to sabotage everything?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write strictly contemporary romance but not always sports romance. One of my most popular series is a small-town romance.
How do you come up with ideas?…
I get ideas from everywhere: dreams, news, real-life experiences, and even music. I’ve been daydreaming stories to music since I was a little kid.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
The single most important part of writing for me is purveying hope. I believe there is always a happy ending, whether we recognize it or not. If I can give my readers a reason to feel good or a way to escape into a happy bubble for however long they are reading, then I feel like I’ve done what I’ve been put on this earth to do.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book more than fifteen years ago, but it remains unpublished because it’s not very good. It was a sports romance (baseball), and I wrote it in the basement playroom while I monitored my little boys, who were shooting hockey pucks off the cement-block walls. It was just a way for me to pass the time back then. I’m not sure I ever would’ve believed I would have actually published romance novels fifteen years later. I love that about life.

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Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? City life
Party life or evening at home? Party life
Dogs or cats? Both. (I have both!)

Where to buy Home on Anna Maria Island

Amazon http://a.co/b0lFdQp
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lost-on-anna-maria-island-kristina-knight/1127803791
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1336209575
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lost-on-anna-maria-island-1

Elley Arden Social Media

Elley Arden is the author of the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Cleveland Clash series. She previously worked for The Walt Disney Company and spent over a decade as a non-fiction writer and editor. When she’s not writing, Elley can be found reading, watching sports, redecorating her house, or kicking her husband’s butt in Words With Friends. She lives in Pennsylvania with her high school sweetheart and their three crazy (in a good way) kids.
Website http://www.elleyarden.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/elleywrites
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElleyArdenAuthor/
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Elley-Arden/e/B00BSDUBWK/
Newsletter http://www.elleyarden.com/sign-up-for-elleys-newsletter-list/

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