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Is It True: Roses by Karen Cino @yourtwitter #RLFblog #Contemporary RomanceWelcome 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, author of Roses, a Contemporary Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Roses by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

After the untimely death of her husband in the line of duty, Nikki Petrino still grieving three years later, goes on retreat to Mexico to finish her novel, where she meets musician Drake Dente a 90’s rock icon working on lyrics for his comeback CD.

After meeting at dinner, Drake and Nikki can’t keep their eyes off each other. Sparks fly and they instantly became an item. Upon returning to New York for Nikki’s high school reunion, she learns shocking events from her best friends.

After a misunderstanding, Nikki is missing and Drake is desperate to find her.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. But it was the first book that I wrote. I write it while my son for in infant, with his nights and days mixed up over thirty years ago. I put it on the back shelf and then ten years ago, took it back out and continued to edit it until I felt confident to send it out.

this book is part of a series?

No it isn’t. It’s a stand alone.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes, absolutely. I wrote it on very little sleep.

you did research for this book?

Yes. The first part of the book takes place in Mexico. It had been years since I had been there, so I had to catch up on what had changed at the hotel.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No. My characters are all humans.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It is a contemporary romance, but there is a part of it that’s women’s fiction.

you speak more than one language?

No. But I do wish I knew how to speak Italian.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I was born in Brooklyn, New York. When I was twelve my family moved to Staten Island, New York where I lived until I I moved with my husband to the New Jersey Shore five years ago.

you love to read?

Yes. I have six bookcases full of books. So far this year I have read forty-three books. Each year I have to up my Goodreads challenge.

you are never late?

Never. When my kids were young, yes I was. But once they grew up and went out on their own, I have never been late. In fact I wind up getting to places earlier.

you love pizza?

Yes, who doesn’t.

you love sushi?

No, not at all.

you have a pet?

Not since I moved to the Jersey Shore. Prior to that, I had three cats. But I do love animals. I have a bunny who is in my backyard everyday eating my grass. I could swear that he recognizes my voice.

Where to buy Roses

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Roses-Karen-Cino/dp/1618853244/

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/575939

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and 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. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/

 

Is It True: Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance by Ann Everett @TalkinTwang #RLFblog #Contemporary #RomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Ann Everett, author of Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance, a contemporary romance.

Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance by Ann Everett

Genre Contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A small-town girl rising to fame.

Swan Malone never imagined leaving Bluebird, Texas, but when her college cheerleading gig leads to fame, and her first film becomes the top-grossing movie of the year, she realizes dreams really do come true. However, not everything in her life is as good as a fairytale.

A soldier barely hanging on.

Nothing could have prepared Army Sergeant Teague Shanahan for what he endured while held hostage in enemy hands. Battered and scarred, he returns home hoping to put his life back together but finds he’s still a prisoner of his past—too broken to be fixed, even by the woman he loves.

Welcome to Bluebird, Texas

Where a girl with stars in her eyes fights to save a man with demons in his soul.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. I have 9 published novels, 3 non-fiction books, and a cookbook.

this book is part of a series?

Yes. This is third book in my Bluebird, Texas Romance series.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes. I lose sleep regardless if I’m writing a book or planning a book.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I’m lucky to have some excellent sources to help me with research, as well as using Google.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes. My hero has a service dog. His name is Bandit…the dog, not the hero.

this book has more than one genre?

No…yes…sorta. Funny you should ask. This book is steamy romance, but for years, members of my local critique group have suggested I write ‘clean’ versions. Swan, is the first novel I’ve done this with, so I’ve also published it under a different pen-name, cover, and title for those who might enjoy a ‘sweeter’ romance.

you speak more than one language?

No…unless you count Texas twang.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I grew up in Texas, but in a teeny-tiny town. I still live in Texas, but in a larger city.

you love to read?

Yes. I’m currently reading about 12 different novels on a critique site I belong to, as well as one novel on my Kindle, and one paperback. I’m also judging an online short story contest, so I’m reading a LOT of stories there.

you are never late?

No. That is one of my pet peeves. I’m early everywhere I go.

you love pizza?

Yes. I prefer thick crust, but I’ll eat any kind.

you love sushi?

No…or should I say…hell no.

you have a pet?

No. I lost my two feline fur babies a couple of years ago, and I can’t bring myself to get that attached again…just yet.

Where to buy Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance

Publisher Self-published
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/1689130423
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WYVKPBC
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07WYVKPBC

Ann Everett’s Social Media

Award-winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Ann Everett embraces her small-town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
A top reviewer on thenextbigwriter.com, she lives in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr Pepper.
Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:
She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
She loves shopping at thrift stores.
She doesn’t remember her first kiss.
She hates talking on the telephone.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
She sucks at math.
Website https://www.anneverett.com
Blog http://www.anneverett.com/blog/
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/TalkinTwang
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnnEverett/
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/loacl/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5195211.Ann_Everett
Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/author/ann.everett
Newsletter http://www.anneverett.com/join-my-email-list/

 

Is It True: Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #gayromance #newadultWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Valerie Ullmer, author of Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One), a contemporary new adult M/M romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One) by Valerie Ullmer

Genre: contemporary new adult M/M romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cameron Hayes believed himself to be a dedicated friend and a good son but destined to be alone. Because in his twenty-one years, he’d never fallen for anyone. Dating never appealed to him when he would rather spend a night at home. Despite his friend’s best intentions for Cameron to find a hookup for the night, he stayed at the bar as he nursed a beer. And that’s when Cameron spotted him and everything he knew evaporated with one look.

Rylan Ellis wanted one night out without complications. To forget about his overwhelming responsibilities and stress at home. He loved to lose himself in the music and ignore everyone around him. But when he happened a glance at the bar and spotted the tall, broad, and sexy-as-sin man, he felt drawn to him.

Soon, Cameron and Rylan learn about each other and establish their lives together. They also have to deal with a group of well-meaning friends, loving parents, and unexpected friendships. But most of all, a dangerous threat that could tear their lives apart.

Will a chance meeting turn into something more?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No, Cameron and Rylan is my 13th.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, it is part one of a trilogy.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes, always. Even outlining, I never know where my characters will lead me.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I researched majors for my two protagonists and careers for them as well.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No, all human.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. Contemporary, M/M, New Adult

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I grew up in a small town. Now I live in the capitol of the state of Colorado.

you love to read?

Yes, so much.

you are never late?

This is a no. I hate being late but it happens.

you love pizza?

Yes

you love sushi?

Yes

you have a pet?

Yes. Maddie is our Rottweiler/Black Labrador mix who turned 11 in July. I love her and spoil her rotten every chance I get.

Where to buy Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NJ2RQ91

Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes romances.
Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Gay.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie. Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!
Website http://www.valerieullmer.com
Blog http://www.valerieullmer.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/valerieullmer
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/valerieullmer.author
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/valerieullmer
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15293708.Valerie_Ullmer
Amazon Author Page amazon.com/author/valerieullmer
Newsletter http://www.valerieullmer.com/newsletter

 

Is It True: Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily @sydneyjanebaily #RLFblog #historicalromanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Sydney Jane Baily, author of Lord Misery, a historical romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily

Genre Historical Romance, Victorian

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

A devastated viscount…

Jameson Carlyle Turner’s life has been topsy-turvy, from illegitimacy to titled nobility, from a solitary gambler to a happily married husband. When bent steel and a horrific wreckage upend his world, he buries his beloved along with his heart and his happiness.

A lady who won’t take no for an answer…

Maisie Darrow understands grief all too well. She also knows the only way to move on with one’s life is to jump back in with both feet. Longing to help the distraught viscount, she falls irrevocably in love with him, only to have her hopes dashed by a mysterious letter from home.

When she sets out on a seemingly reckless and treacherous path, Jameson vows neither time, nor Maisie’s warm attention will wear down his grief-hardened walls, for he knows he cannot survive another blow. Can she convince him to risk his heart again despite the swirling winds of uncertainty?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

False, this is about my thirteenth book.

this book is part of a series?

True, Book 5 of the Beastly Lords, but totally stand-alone story as all my books are.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

True, this was a tough book to write, with grief and holding on to the past and renewal and new love. Wanted to handle it sensitively and realistically.

you did research for this book?

True, I always research and learn new things, for instance a man didn’t have to wear black in Victorian times to show his grief, even if his spouse died, but if he remarried during the first year or so after his wife died, the new wife would have to be shrouded in black mourning clothing to show respect for the deceased.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

True, there are horses and some lovely kittens.

this book has more than one genre?

False.

you speak more than one language?

True, English and French.

you grew up where you live now?

False, I grew up in Southern California and in London, England. I now live in New England.

you love to read?

True!

you are never late?

False. Bad habit.

you love pizza?

True, one of my favorite foods, along with Mexican and Indian food.

you love sushi?

False, I wouldn’t say love, and I am a bit squeamish, but I have had some “cooked” sushi that I really enjoyed.

you have a pet?

True, currently my dog, Perry, and my cat, Sabby McFlabby.

Where to buy Lord Misery

Publisher Dragonblade Publishing

Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07V3VRFJG/

Sydney Jane Baily Social Media

Sydney Jane Baily writes historical romance set in Victorian England, late 19th-century America, the Middle Ages, the Georgian era, and the Regency period. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already-challenging world.
Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending a lot of exceedingly happy time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers and Cadbury bars.
After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, book production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors both literary and not.
Sydney currently lives in New England with her family — human, canine, and feline.
You can learn more about her books, read her blog, sign up for her newsletter (& receive a free book), and contact her via her website at SydneyJaneBaily.com.
Connect with Sydney on Facebook or on Twitter.
Follow her on BookBub.
Website https://sydneyjanebaily.com
Blog https://sydneyjanebaily.com/my-blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/SydneyJaneBaily
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.jane.baily/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/sjbaily/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6589316.Sydney_Jane_Baily
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Sydney-Jane-Baily/e/B009LAIOM6
Newsletter https://sydneyjanebaily.com/contact-me/

Is It True: Rogue by Laura Marie Altom @lauramariealtom #RLFblog #romanticsuspenseWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Laura Marie Altom, author of Rogue, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Rogue by Laura Marie Altom

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Pregnant. On the run from her deranged ex. Maisey needs a hero. All she’s got is an ex-Navy SEAL who’s gone rogue…

Is it true:

this is your first book?

Nope. I’ve had somewhere in the mid-seventies published!

this book is part of a series?

Yes. This is the first of seven books in my SEAL Team: Disavowed series. They’re connected, but read as standalones.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

YES!!! Much of the story takes place in the Florida Everglades, meaning LOTS of snakes and gators and muck. There was also a ton of research since I’m a city girl.

you did research for this book?

YES!!! Sooooo much research on setting, weapons, drug running, etc.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes, and I’m a HUGE animal lover, but there are no cuddly critters in this story! LOL!!

this book has more than one genre?

Yes–Romance/romantic suspense/action adventure

you speak more than one language?

Sadly, no. I took high school French, but made a C, because it was 1st period and I had too many tardies from going to a local donut shop before class!

you grew up where you live now?

No–I grew up in Arkansas, and now live in Oklahoma. I’m about two-hours from my hometown.

you love to read?

YES!!! Lately, I’m obsessed with audio books. I’m devouring them while playing Mahjong on my phone, but stay up WAY too late.

you are never late?

Yes–I’m hyper-punctual! LOL!

you love pizza?

YES!! Sausage and Mushroom with hand-tossed crust. But I’ll devour any variety!

you love sushi?

YES!! We have the most awesome place here in town called, Sushi Train. Booths are arranged around a model train track, and you pick the sushi plates from the train cars. YUM!!

you have a pet?

Too many! LOL! Rescue mutt–Yeti. Ancient dachshund–Coco. Yorkie–Chewie. Maine Coontail–Foxy. Ancient rescue cat–Domino. And by ancient, I mean twenty-years old!

Where to buy Rogue

Publisher: Fulton Court Press
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2P721bJ
Barnesandnoble: http://bit.ly/1Xhs15R
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1070980029
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/rogue-49
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/798712

Laura Marie Altom Social Media

Laura Marie Altom is the author of over 70 books in three different genres. She’s been happily married to her college sweetheart (Go Hogs!) for 31 years and believes their boy/girl twins actively plot to drive her crazy!
Now that her kiddos are grown, Laura spends her days contentedly writing and chasing after the family menagerie of pets, ranging from a rescue mutt named Yeti, a mini-long-haired dachshund named Coco, a Yorkie named Chewie, Foxy Kitty (a Maine Coon who outweighs the dogs), and Domino–a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees!
Website https://www.lauramariealtom.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LauraMarieAltom
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LauraMarieAltom/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/lauramariealtom/pins/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/131753.Laura_Marie_Altom
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Marie-Altom/e/B001H6WN60

 

Is It True: The Chieftain's Secret by Mageela Troche @MageelaTroche #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Mageela Troche, author of The Chieftain’s Secret, a Historical Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Chieftain’s Secret by Mageela Troche

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

On a windswept Scottish Isle…

Many objects wash up on the shores of the rugged Isle of Mull. The Laird of Lochbuie never expected a pregnant wife to be included in that. Honorable Niall MacLean was wed to his childhood love when she died in childbirth. Now a widower, he struggles to get beyond his grief. Then a dear friend, Ermina Bruce pleaded for his help. His protective instinct came alive and he handfasted with Ermina to save her from an unsuitable marriage and one drunken night has led to forever after and a repeat of his past heartbreak.

The bonds of friendship…

Noble Ermina Bruce has loved Niall MacLean since he first fostered in her uncle’s home. But he loved another so she settled for the deep bonds of friendship. When her family arranged a marriage she didn’t want she knew Niall could save her from that miserable fate.

One night of passion…

That one night in Niall’s arms led to her pregnancy. Ermina has not told Niall of their secret baby. But his reaction isn’t her greatest fear. Her fear is even greater than the brave laird’s wrath. Every woman in her family has died in childbirth and all know the same fate awaits her. Once again, Ermina knows Niall is the only one who can save her. And if he fails, her last days shall be with the man she has loved since childhood.

Will love have a chance to come alive?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No

this book is part of a series?

Yes

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No

you did research for this book?

Yes

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No

this book has more than one genre?

No

you speak more than one language?

Yes

you grew up where you live now?

No

you love to read?

YES!!!

you are never late?

No

you love pizza?

YES!!!

you love sushi?

No.

you have a pet?

Yes

Where to buy The Chieftain’s Secret

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Chieftains-Secret-Medieval-Scottish-Romance-ebook/dp/B07SD9DKYJ/

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
Website http://www.MageelaTroche.com
Blog http://www.matroche.com
Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/MageelaTroche
Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/AuthorMageelaTroche
Pinterest http://www.Pinterest.com/MageelaTroche
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7054733.Mageela_Troche
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Mageela-Troche/e/B00CHTIRFW/

 

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