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Is It True: Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander @MKAlexander1 #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Maria K Alexander, author of Believe in My Heart, a Contemporary Romance novella. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Believe in My Heart by Maria K Alexander

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Culinary arts student, Hope Mastriano, is down on her luck. Homeless on Thanksgiving Day, she’s caught trying to break into her cousin’s apartment by her sexy boss and lifelong secret crush.
Since getting dumped seven months ago, head chef Vinnie DiFrancesco has been in a frustrating holding pattern. He returns relaxed from a retreat, but his life is sent into a tailspin when he offers Hope, the event coordinator at his family’s trattoria, temporary housing.
With the trattoria’s traditional Italian Christmas Eve charity dinner slated to be featured on a local TV segment and things heating up in his apartment, the two must set aside their different visions to make the event a success. When a computer glitch threatens their plans, Hope proposes a risky solution. Vinnie must believe in Hope and his heart in order to secure the future of the restaurant and make it a Christmas to remember.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, it’s my fourth published book.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, Believe in My Heart is the last book of my Tangled Hearts series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
I didn’t lose sleep but the best and most productive time for me to write is early in the morning when the house is quiet and my mind is fresh.
you did research for this book?
Yes. My heroine is a culinary arts student so I researched schools and different majors. I also did research on yoga poses for a scene with Vicky and Vinnie where she catches him doing yoga. It’s a funny scene where they both end up tangled on the floor together.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Hope has a white cate named Lucky. Even though Vinnie doesn’t like cats, Lucky takes an immediate liking to him.
this book has more than one genre?
It’s a Contemporary Romance with a touch of romantic comedy.
you speak more than one language?
No, but I do understand a very small bit of Italian, most of which I picked up while listening to my mom, aunt, and grandmom talking about me and my cousins.
you grew up where you live now?
I live in the same state where I grew up, but not the same town.
you love to read?
Absolutely! My love for reading is what made me want to be an author.
you are never late?
I try to be right on time but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen.
you love pizza?
Yes! I could eat it every day and used to when I worked as a co-op student in Philly while in college.
you love sushi?
No.
you have a pet?
No pets, much to my children’s complaints.

Where to buy Believe in My Heart

Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5348-believe-in-my-heart.html
Amazon http://amzn.com/B0764CJ24W
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/believe-in-my-heart-maria-k-alexander/1127176322
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/believe-in-my-heart/id1294159189?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/believe-in-my-heart
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Maria_K_Alexander_Believe_in_My_Heart?id=VDc9DwAAQBAJ

Maria K Alexander Social Media

Maria K Alexander is an award-winning author of Contemporary Romance. When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules. You can keep in touch with Maria at http://mariakalexander.com.
Website http://mariakalexander.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/MKAlexander1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mariakalexanderauthor/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/mariakalexander/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/mariakalexander
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Maria-K.-Alexander/e/B00GW50G4M/

Is It True: A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #Holiday #RomanceLet’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Kayelle Allen. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

Genre Sweet contemporary holiday romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Alone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

Is it true:

this is your first book?
A Romance for Christmas is my ninth book. All but one of the others is science fiction. This story is a one-off for me, but it’s a favorite.
this book is part of a series?
This is a standalone story.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Actually, this one came as a surprise — I finished it in one day. It’s a short, quick read.
you did research for this book?
I did. I looked up info about police work.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No pets, but there is a very important dolly.
this book has more than one genre?
A Romance for Christmas is contemporary, sweet, and holiday all in one.
you speak more than one language?
Not yet, but I’m learning Russian.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I moved all over the US and even Central America (as a child).
you love to read?
Yes! More than one book a week most of the year. I especially love historical romance, science fiction, and non-fiction topics like archaeology and writing.
you are never late?
If I said yes, my kids would laugh me out of town.
you love pizza?
Almost any kind, but hold the sausage, green peppers and anchovies. Layer on the pepperoni — it’s hard to give me too much of that. I could eat pizza every day. Or nachos. Yum.
you love sushi?
I do. I have a few favorites, but especially veggie. Also smoked salmon.
you have a pet?
No, but I will be living next door to someone with two dogs once I move in just under a month. I’ve already made friends with them and the dogs. Can’t wait to get settled in.

Where to buy A Romance for Christmas

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Homeworld https://kayelleallen.com
Reader Groups https://kayelleallen.com/reader-groups/
Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook http://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/kayelleallen/
Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/kayelleallen

Is It True: An Ozarks Christmas by Angela Drake @AngelaDrakeA #RLFblog #SweetRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Angela Drake, author of An Ozarks Christmas, a sweet holiday romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

An Ozarks Christmas by Angela Drake

Genre Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
From the moment he sees Stephanie across the crowded restaurant, Brendan Keane knows he has to have her… and does. Unaware that four years later, their lives would take different paths and Stephanie will marry someone else. After the murder of her husband, Stephanie Douglas takes her two children and moves to the Ozarks, carrying with her a secret she’s harbored for ten years. When Stephanie’s company, ‘Planned to Perfection’, is called upon to plan his daughter’s wedding, Brendan’s back in her life. And this time Stephanie fears she won’t be able to tell him good-bye.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. My first book, Somewhere Down the Line came out with Burroughs publishing 4 years ago
this book is part of a series?
Yes. This is Book 1 of a 4-book series
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes
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?
No
you grew up where you live now?
No. Born and raised in CO until my late teens.
you love to read?
Yes
you are never late?
No. I try not to be but doesn’t always happen.
you love pizza?
Yes
you love sushi?
No
you have a pet?
Yes – 3 dogs, 2 cats

Where to buy An Ozarks Christmas

Amazon – https://amzn.to/2pItaXG

Angela Drake Social Media

Angela Drake believes in happy endings, the magic of ‘what if’ and second chances. When not living vicariously through her characters, Angela spends her day working social media accounts for musicians and authors. She enjoys time with her granddaughters, gardening, journaling, and a myriad of artistic pursuits. She shares a home in the Ozarks with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She loves networking with readers and writers through her Facebook, twitter Instagram and blog.
Blog http://angeladrake.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/angeladrakea
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AngelaDrake.author/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/adrake0408/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/AngelaDrake
Amazon Author Page www.amazon.com/author/angeladrake

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, Allyson R Abbott, author of A Prickly Christmas Kiss, a Sweet Small Town Holiday Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

A Prickly Christmas Kiss by Allyson R Abbott

Genre: Sweet Small Town Holiday Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A Prickly Christmas Kiss
By #1 International Bestselling and Award Winning Author Allyson R Abbott
Finalist in OKRWA ‘Contemporary Short’ Book Awards
Christmas Kiss: Book 1
A Sweet Holiday Romance and Small Town Romance
Emma Louise Fallon, aka Elf, is stranded alone in a cold isolated cabin, when her girlfriend is forced to bail out on their vacation plans.
The solo rustic life is becoming all too much for her. She’s convinced that a stray cat, who has decided to keep her company, has magical powers, that the local shop owners are secretly Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and nothing can stop her from laughing when the hot local Martian-come-cop come-veterinarian introduces himself as Rudi.
A teen or young adult book. Humorous fiction for women. Romance with funny Christmas story. Humorous fiction bestseller. New Adult Romance with a sweet and happy ending. A Christmas Romance

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)
yes
this book has more than one genre?
yes
you speak more than one language?
no, but I am trying to learn Spanish
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?
no

Where to buy A Prickly Christmas Kiss

US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B075RVN19N
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075RVN19N
CA http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075RVN19N
AU http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B075RVN19N
Also available in KindleUnlimited

Allyson R Abbott Social Media

#1 International Bestselling and Award-Winning Author (fiction and non-fiction) A Blooming Boomer who loves life on the road, making new friends and meeting great people. Enjoying life in the slow lane whenever possible!
After a few full-on years of travelling, which included a year and a half checking out New Zealand, a few Pacific islands, Australia and South Africa, 15months driving around the USA in a motorhome, some quick few weeks visit to Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Spain, Allyson and her husband have now decided to pull over onto the hard shoulder for a while and have settled on the Valencian Province in Spain. Life is rich, according to Allyson, but the pocket is empty and needed time to focus on her writing. It is very easy to get distracted when you see so many beautiful places while on the road, she admitted.
The last twelve months have seen three new nonfiction books; all helping authors write, publish and promote their books, thirteen short sexy reads penned as Cyra May, three new Sweet Christmas stories (all to be published before December 2018); and a Holiday Hunks book which will be included in an anthology with other author.
Candy Apple Pink, a brand new short story, is also to be included in the ‘Pink’ anthology 2018, which raises fund for Breast Cancer Research.
Living in Spain is great. Of course being locked in a room and chained to a desk, did not help top up her sun tan, but at least Allyson was very productive.
Website http://www.AllysonRAbbott.com
Blog http://allysonrabbott.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AllysonRAbbott
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AllysonRAbbott
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/AllysonRAbbott
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Allyson-R.-Abbott/e/B00SJPD84I
Newsletter http://www.allysonrabbott.com/contact.html
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/allyson-r-abbott
Google+ http://google.com/+AllysonRAbbott

 

Is It True: When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas @alannalucas27 #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Alanna Lucas, author of When the Marquess Returns, a Regency Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas

Genre Historical Romance-Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
A Marquess in Waiting and the Cursed Heiress…
The ton is abuzz and mamas are lining up their daughters; identical twins Maximus and Lucius St. Albans are making their entry into society. But they’re not just eligible–they’re the missing grandsons of the Duke of Warrington, stolen as infants.
However, Maximus doesn’t relish the battle with his cocky, reprobate brother to be the next Marquess. And he has no time for the simpering misses now vying for his attention. Only Miss Sabina Teverton has his interest.
She was resigned to life as a spinster but from the moment Sabina meets Lord Maximus, her heart is torn. She dreams of a match with him–but how can that be when she’s been branded as cursed…and she knows secrets of that night long ago when Maximus and his twin were snatched from their cradles?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No – number 12!
this book is part of a series?
Yes- it is part of a multi-author series, but each book is a standalone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes! In addition to the twin brother’s in the story constantly arguing in my head, my family and I were selling one house, moving into my mom’s house while the new—well, new to us—house was going through escrow, moved again, then just when we were down to last five boxes, a plumbing disaster struck (rooms gutted, new plumbing throughout…just a mess!).
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?
Sort of. I studied in Paris, France *mumbles into her hand how many years ago* and became quite proficient in speaking French, but I rarely get the opportunity to speak it now. My kids have just started taking French this semester, so I’m hoping it comes back to me.
you grew up where you live now?
No
you love to read?
OMG Yes!! I love books! (Does anyone answer ‘no’ to that?)
you are never late?
Ha! I have a teen daughter. Of course we’re always running late!
you love pizza?
Yes—my husband makes the best pizza, all from scratch.
you love sushi?
Yes
you have a pet?
Yes—Josie is a very sweet German Shorthaired Pointer.

Where to buy When the Marquess Returns

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/When-Marquess-Returns-Legend-Love-ebook/dp/B07G2TH8CR
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-marquess-returns-alanna-lucas/1129319943
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1427801768
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/when-the-marquess-returns

Alanna Lucas Social Media

Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions into her writing. Alanna makes her home in California where she spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel destination, and spending time with family.
Website https://alannalucas.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/alannalucas27
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlannaLucas/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/alannalucas/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/alannalucas
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alanna-Lucas/e/B00HPC0MYU
Newsletter https://alannalucas.com/

 

Is It True: Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Marie Lavender, author of Blood Instincts, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy with a futuristic angle. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Enter the Other World at your own risk…
What if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human?
Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.
Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Soon, she discovers that there is so much more to meeting Oliver than mere happenstance.
Can Myah accept her new reality, or will she retreat into that normal, safe world she once thought was her own?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, I have been published since 2010.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, this novel is book two of the Blood at First Sight Series. This will be a trilogy when it’s all finished.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
LOL. Some sleep, yes. Often my characters keep me awake and won’t shut up until I write a scene or chapter.
you did research for this book?
Yes, I always do research for the books I write.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Of course. What would a paranormal romance be without different creatures? The Other World, as I call it, is comprised of various supernatural species. Those that this book touches on are vampires, shapeshifters, witches, pixies and fairies.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, my books often cross genres. So there is definitely paranormal romance/urban fantasy with a hint of a futuristic realm.
you speak more than one language?
Sort of. Though I’m fluent in English, my Spanish is a bit rusty, and I only know a handful of French words.
you grew up where you live now?
Yes, I’m still in Indiana, in a small town.
you love to read?
Of course! I’ve always loved reading books. From the time I was a kid, my nose was buried in one. I found the fictional world a great escape.
you are never late?
Not because I want to be. I really hate being late, but sometimes it’s out of my hands. Or the muse has other ideas.
you love pizza?
I love pizza! My doctor has me on a gluten-free diet right now, though, so that puts a bit of a damper on things.
you love sushi?
Yes, I adore sushi. I think salmon or tuna might be my favorite, though I’m willing to try others. Just not the bizarre stuff.
you have a pet?
I have two cats, actually. Emma and Katerina (Kit Kat).

Video for Blood Instincts

https://youtu.be/li3Dz0tUWo0

Where to buy Blood Instincts

Publisher http://solsticepublishing.com/blood-instincts/
Amazon https://bookgoodies.com/a/B07DFL8DRR

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Marie Lavender Social Media

Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, Upon Your Return, and 23 other books. Upon Your Love and The Missing Piece placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers’ Poll. Directions Of The Heart was nominated for the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK’s Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 Top 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. Directions Of The Heart placed in the Top 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Top 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe. Second Chance Heart and A Little Magick placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for Upon Your Return. Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 24 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
Website: http://marielavender.com/
Blog: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/
http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/
http://marielavender.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marielavender1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marie.lavender.58
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6938764.Marie_Lavender
Amazon Author Page: http://Author.to/MarieLavender
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1g3wO13

 

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