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Is It True: Body Conscious by Ana Diamond @AuthorDiamond #RLFblog #CozyMysteryLily Reynolds finds herself the target of a murder case in Ana Diamond’s new cozy mystery, Body Conscious. Can she solve the case or will her attraction for Detective James Rivers get in the way of proving her innocence?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Ana Diamond. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Body Conscious by Ana Diamond

Genre Cozy Mystery

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

Mortician Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home. As Detective James Rivers zeroes in on her as the town’s number one suspect she must rise above the accusations and rumors to solve the case herself while keeping her attraction to the troubled detective at bay.

James has a past. The last time he let someone into his life she wound up dead. Vowing never to let that happen again he has sworn off dating for good. Until he meets Lily. In his gut he knows she’s not the murderer but pressure to solve the case puts him on the wrong trail while he struggles to keep Lily off the case.

Can she solve the case on her own or will their scandalous romance get in the way of proving her innocence?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

True.

this book is part of a series?

Potentially. I have started a sequel but we’ll see how it goes.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not while writing it but definitely while editing it.

you did research for this book?

True. I have no experience in the business of funeral homes or in mortuary science.

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

Nope. All human.

this book has more than one genre?

True. It’s a cozy because I have an amateur sleuth but there’s a clear romance going on between the two main characters.

you speak more than one language?

Fluently, no.

you grew up where you live now?

True! But that’s only because I moved back to where I grew up recently.

you love to read?

True! It’s a true passion but it’s hard to find the time to lose myself in a book these days.

you are never late?

True! Being late makes me anxious.

you love pizza?

False. With young children in the house it’s always a staple and I’m kind of over it.

you love sushi?

True.

you have a pet?

True. I have 2 cats who are sisters, a calico and a torti. Their names are Aurora and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty—one of my favorite classic Disney movies.

and most browsers will follow not long after.

Where to buy Body Conscious

Publisher The Wild Rose Press

Universal link https://books2read.com/anadiamondauthor

Ana Diamond Social Media

When Ana Diamond isn’t writing about tough gals finding love in unexpected places, she’s at work by day in the medical field. She writes romantic cozy mystery novels with feisty strong women and alluring men who can’t resist them. Her books are fast paced, entertaining and heartfelt all at once.
Ana is a 2020 Tara Contest Finalist for Body Conscious and 2015 Melody of Love contest finalist. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two needy but wildly entertaining kitty cats.
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Is It True: Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance

Tensions build between a photographer and a rock star in Karen Cino's contemporary Romance, Love Challenges and Desires. Will the photographer let her heart lead her down the right path?

Welcome 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.

This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Love Challenges and Desires by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

Rose Bocchino is a photographer who lands a job at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation. Immediately she hits it off with her boss, Alex Walcott. Despite being divorced, he still lives in the apartment in his mansion to be closer to his daughters. Once officially divorced, Rose is ready to begin her life with Alex who continues to insist the timing isn't right. He fears once he leaves, his ex-wife will limit his parental rights. Rocker Marco Corrente is hired to be the spokesperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. From the moment he meets Rose, he falls hard for her. Rose despises Marco's bad boy image, leading her to turn the photo shoot over to her assistant who has plans of her own. The tension builds between Marco and Rose as the shoot moves forward. Will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No, it's not. This was my first contemporary romance.

this book is part of a series?

No.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes. I lose sleep every time I'm writing a book. t seems that when it's time to go to sleep, my mind starts thinking of plot twists.

you did research for this book?

No. I did photography when I was in college. Back in the day I developed and printed my pictures in my own dark room.

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

No!

this book has more than one genre?

This in one of the only full length novels that I've written that is purely romance.

you speak more than one language?

No, despite the fact that I took three years of Spanish in high school.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Staten Island as a teen. It wasn't until six years ago that I moved down to the New Jersey Shore.

you love to read?

Yes! I read every night before I go to sleep. And on the beach during the summer.

you are never late?

Yes and No. I always leave my house early enough. But sometimes the traffic is horrendous and I get caught up. But 95% of the time I am early.

you love pizza?

Yes. Who doesn't? I make my own on Friday nights.

you love sushi?

No.

you have a pet?

Yes. I rescued and adopted a kitten two months ago. It was the best thing I've done. We keep each other company.

Where to buy Love Challenges and Desires

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519655649
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/598483

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who 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. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
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Is It True: Mistletoe in the City by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #NewAdultCrafting romance with sugar and heat in Mistletoe in the City a novella by Amber Daulton.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Amber Daulton, author of Mistletoe in the City, a New Adult Contemporary Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Mistletoe in the City by Amber Daulton

Genre New Adult Contemporary Romance

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

Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other’s clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. After all, how could a hot-blooded woman say no to a sexy man with an eyebrow ring, a dragon tattoo and a deadly swagger?

A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek’s life. He kissed her for the first time under mistletoe, pampered her with romantic candlelight dinners and memorized every inch of her delectable body with his tongue. He refused to let his dream girl slip through his fingers again but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. Hurt once before, Krista broke off their relationship and then Derek made a drunken mistake that could destroy their love forever.

With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. Mistletoe in the City is my fourth book out of a dozen-plus now available.

this book is part of a series?

Yes! It’s book 3 in the Handmade for Christmas anthology. Authors Jennifer Conner and Natalie Nicole Bates also have stories in the antho. All the novellas are standalones.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not really. The plot and characters came together fairly easily, which is always a relief.

you did research for this book?

Of course. Research is a must, no matter the genre or type of story. I had a blast researching the artsy neighborhoods in Seattle, where the story takes place, and since Krista is into arts and crafts, I found a bunch of cool pictures and projects on Pinterest.

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

Not true. No pets, shifters, aliens, sea monsters, etc make an appearance. Sorry, folks!

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Christmas novella.

you speak more than one language?

Nope, but I wish I could.

you grew up where you live now?

Give or take twenty miles, yes.

you love to read?

Oh, yes. You can’t be a professional author without reading.

you are never late?

True. I’m usually early, which can be just as bad.

you love pizza?

I’m only human.

you love sushi?

No. Yuck. I’ve tried it, but I just can’t eat raw fish and seaweed.

you have a pet?

I have two wonderful kitties, Darby and Pepper. Both are 8 years old.

Where to buy Mistletoe in the City

Universal link https://books2read.com/u/4XKKD1

Amazon http://amzn.to/1pC6Tb9

Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/3fRnXoc

Kobo https://bit.ly/2IUPjgS

iBooks https://apple.co/2rZ2Nxq

Amber Daulton’s Social Media

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
Website https://amberdaulton.wordpress.com/
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Is It True: A Saddle Creek Christmas Collection 2 by Lorelei Confer @lorleiconfer #RLFblog #HolidayRomance #SecondChancesA Saddle Creek Christmas Collection 2: Second Chance Christmas Romances by Lorelei Confer rekindles your spirit for the holidays.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Lorelei Confer. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

A Saddle Creek Christmas Collection 2 by Lorelei Confer

Genre holiday romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

A New Diner for Christmas

Susan Malloy, a widow who returns to Jackson Hole, WY meets John Davis, a widower. Is it too late for a second chance? Can the spirit of Christmas help or hinder?

A Christmas Renewal

Deputy Sheriff, Tom Miles, loses the love of his life when Edie Benner’s convicted as a horse thief and sent to prison. Can he win her love by Christmas?

A Christmas Celebration

Carter Weaver and Janelle Williams experience love at first sight but will their future divide or unite them?

Is it true:

this is your first book? o

this book is part of a series? es, the Saddle Creek series

you lost sleep while writing this book?

I do my best writing in the middle of the night.

you did research for this book?

I only had to research a couple things.

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

No pets in this book.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes, it’s holiday romance and second chance romance

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

I was born and raised in rural PA, both my boys were born there. We moved to Florida 40 years ago.

you love to read?

Oh yes

you are never late?

Nope, I pride myself on punctuality

you love pizza?

Yes I do. It’s our go to when I don’t want to cook.

you love sushi?

No, don’t care for it, too much rice.

you have a pet?

Yes, a long-haired chihuahua named AJ.

Where to buy A Saddle Creek Christmas Collection 2

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08J28ZH8F
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-saddle-creek-christmas-collection-2-lorelei-confer/1137663363
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1531778636
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-saddle-creek-christmas-collection-2

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade. She lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua, who are both her constant companions.
In 2010, her first novel, Deadly Deception was published, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, began with the first release, Rustlers and Romance in 2016. This series is set in the shadows of the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mentoring children years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.
After six years as a copy editor and two years as an editor at The Wild Rose Press, she ventured out on her own as an indie author.
Sign up for her newsletter at https://www.loreleiconfer.com/subscribe to receive exclusive excerpts and bonus material, receive alerts when books are released, and take part in great giveaways.
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Is It True: The Prank by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense

An interview of a lifetime turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse in Lyncee Shillard’s The Prank. Emilee travels to Alaska only to learn she’s been tricked, and the punch line could be her life. In this romance suspense, Emilee and Jeremy fight for their lives and their feelings.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Lyncee Shillard. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Prank by Lyncee Shillard

Genre Adventure Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Emilee Sawyer learns the reclusive billionaire Ted McGraft is going to an Alaska animal reserve, she sees it as her break. An interview of a lifetime. When she arrives, she learns it was a prank set up by her cousin. Only it isn’t funny, it’s deadly when Emilee becomes the target of a serial killer.

Jeremy Hanks had a bad feeling about Emilee Sawyer but the reserve could use some positive exposure after all the mudslinging of a local developer. The moment she arrives, he knows the smart thing would be to send her away. Instead, he lets the sexy reporter stay. A mistake that may cost them both their lives.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

It isn’t.

this book is part of a series?

It wasn’t but has developed into one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Sooooo much sleep.

you did research for this book?

It is set on a wood bison reserve so I did – wood bison are NOT cute

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

Jeremy has a wolf dog

this book has more than one genre?

no

you speak more than one language?

Yes. English and doughnut

you grew up where you live now?

Yes. Well, not the same house but the same area.

you love to read?

I love love love love to read

you are never late?

I take start time as a suggestion

you love pizza?

Only if it has BBQ sauce on it

you love sushi?

Only if it’s cooked

you have a pet?

The mighty Milo

Where to buy The Prank

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/u/m2ZLBd
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-prank-lyncee-shillard/1137117073
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1516403415
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-prank-5

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
Blog https://lynceeshillard.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/lyncee
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Romance-with-a-Bang-422236758284798
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyncee-Shillard/e/B007WGBKYK/

 

Is It True: Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman @kelownawriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PNRBeverley Bateman’s new romantic suspense with a paranormal twist is set in New Orleans, amid jazz, ghosts and a corrupt justice system. With the assistance of visions, voodoo and a special dog, can she find love with a cop, solve a murder and survive the death threats?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Beverley Bateman, author of Death Southern Style, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman

Genre Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. I’ve written several series and other standalone book.

this book is part of a series?

No, not this one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. Actually, I usually solve my problems while I sleep. I think about the scene or character and what the challenge is and go to sleep. In the morning I wake up and often I have my answers.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I usually do research. For this book I researched New Orleans, history, police corruption, voodoo, ghosts and culture traits. I did the research online, online groups and with a visit to New Orleans.

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

Yes. There is a dog. Sorry, can’t say any more.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a contemporary, romantic suspense with paranormal elements.

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I’m Canadian and still live here but I was born in Alberta, moved to British Columbia and recently moved back to Alberta, but a different town.

you love to read?

Yes. I love romantic suspense, JD Robb and a lot of self-pubbed authors. I also enjoy murders, suspense and biographies. I usually read before I go to bed.

you are never late?

Not usually. I have a good sense of time, but occasionally detours and traffic can throw me off. so

you love pizza?

Yes. Chicken fajita pizza is awesome. And so is bacon and shrimp.

you love sushi?

Yes. I love California rolls and tempura.

you have a pet?

Yes. I have a 10-year-old, overweight rescue dog. Benji is a Poochon – part poodle, part bichon.

Where to buy Death Southern Style

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VRC1WR/

Beverley Bateman Social Media

Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She recently moved from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada. Instead of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains she has ranches, farmers and a close community. She lives there with her husband and her Bichon-poodle rescue dog. During the cold Alberta winters, she snowbirds to Arizona and does glass fusion, watercolor painting and plays the ukulele besides working on her latest romantic suspense. Hunted, Missing and Targeted are part of her Montana series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.
Website https://www.beverleybateman.com
Blog https://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
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