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Know the Heroine from Before the Whistle by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #romanticcomedyLinda O’Connor, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Before the Whistle by Linda O’Connor

Genre Medical Hockey Romance

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

Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?

Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.

She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.

Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

Know the Heroine from Before the Whistle

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

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

She designs skate wear and swimwear for a living, and she’s learned the hard way that the fabric can do funny things in the water – transparency and shrinkage oh my. So as part of her routine, she whips up a a mock swimsuit and tests out the fabric in the water. The pool in her condo building is open 24 hours, so she’d be there testing out her latest creation.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Chocolate Caramel Turtle Pie – it’s a fav!

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Comfy sweats – unless Ben is around – then it’s cashmere and slim-fitting capris.

Does she know how to fix things?

She’s a master seamstress so she can fix anything – with fabric and thread.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

She reluctantly tried to sign up for a First Aid/CPR course and ended up in a First Responder course. It’s a little daunting for someone who faints at the sight of blood and quakes at the thought of doing the Heimlich maneuver. She has 2 best friends who are doctors – and figure they’ll jump in to save a life. Why would she need to?

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She recently made little duckling costumes for the local kiddy skating club. Putting little ones quickly at ease is part of her job.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She wakes up slowly but gets up early.

Can she use chopsticks?

Like a champ.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Nope, she’s a tea drinker – caffeine in the morning and a fruity herbal at night.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Color Swatch, Trends in Fabric, Quickbooks, Swimwear Today, Skate Canada

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings with sparkle and colour.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle – but her work is down the hall from her condo so the commute is short.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle everything including fabric swatches!

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Before the Whistle

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFQGXSM/

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net
Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website http://www.lindaoconnor.net
Blog http://www.lindaoconnor.net/news-muse-and-interviews/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

Know the Heroine from Between the Pipes by Linda O’Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #medical #romcom Linda O’Connor, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Between the Pipes by Linda O’Connor

Genre romantic comedy, sports romance, medical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Sarah Jain is a family doctor in a hockey-crazy town. She hates hockey. She hasn’t gone anywhere near a rink in years, until her friend, the team doctor, calls in a favour. Mike Wallace is the starting goalie for the Clarington Quakes, the local professional hockey team. He’s not about to let an injury slow him down or a rookie doctor call the shots.

Sarah and Mike don’t respect each other’s jobs. When they have to work together, sparks fly and ice melts. Can they play a game they both can win?

Love on the ice doesn’t always go smoothly.

Know the Heroine from Between the Pipes

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

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

She loves putting together fancy tablescapes – it’s relaxing and creative. She has over ten sets of coloured dishes and a variety of tablecloths, napkins, and napkin rings to play with.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

She would go out of her way for a piece of turtle pie – caramel and chocolate decadence.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She prefers a casual professional look – nothing flashy. She runs a mobile clinic for street youth and wants to be able to connect with them quickly. Definitely sweats or yoga pants to relax at home.

Does she know how to fix things?

Only with respect to the human body. She’s a family doctor.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Sarah tried to do a favour for her best friend and professional hockey team doctor, Dr. Danni Angelo, by covering a hockey game. However, because of a childhood trauma, stepping into a rink isn’t easy for her. She was a little green around the gills and had to push through a feeling of lightheadedness when an emergency on the ice couldn’t wait. The doctor in the rink could’ve used a doctor in the rink!

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She’s kind and welcoming – always smiling and encouraging.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She wakes up alert and ready to go – from years of being on call.

Can she use chopsticks?

For table decorating: like a pro. For eating: not so much.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

No coffee – she didn’t acquire a taste for it. She’ll have a mango and avocado smoothie instead – packs a good morning punch to get her going.

What apps would she have on her phone?

CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties), UptoDate, Mobile Banking, Grey’s Anatomy, Napkin Folding 2.0

Android or iPhone?

iPhone

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal vehicle – and if she can drive Danni’s Porsche, she’s even happier. She’ll cycle to work in the summer and fall.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle (no question)

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Between the Pipes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078SHLX8T/

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net
Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website http://www.lindaoconnor.net
Blog http://www.lindaoconnor.net/news-muse-and-interviews/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

Read free on KU A Knight's Desire by Catherine Kean #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is A Knight’s Desire by Catherine Kean. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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A Knight’s Desire by Catherine Kean

Lady Rosetta Montgomery is on her way to her wedding when she’s kidnapped by a rider dressed all in black. She discovers her abductor is Lord Ashton Blakeley, her first and only true love, who left her to go on Crusade. Ash is a changed man now, with disfiguring scars and agonizing secrets. As rumors of lost Anglo-Saxon gold and treachery unfold, and Rosetta grows to understand the man Ash has become, will she help him fight for their love, or will the danger surrounding the hidden riches cost them all that they treasure?

Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HNJRTXQ/
Free on KindleUnlimited

Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’ConnorPerfectly Christmas by Linda O'Connor #FreeBookFriday #Read

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and…complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!
Download your free book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X
Free on KindleUnlimited

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read #SciFiOn the verge of freeing his brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress.
To make matters worse, he has no choice about working with a by-the-book rebel captain, a genetically advanced woman whose addictive pheromones could enhance his mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
When the unthinkable happens and the Empress kidnaps his brother, Senth must put aside his love of play and buckle down or his brother will end up with a far worse master, Senth will be guilty of treason, and he’ll lose the love of his life — forever.
A playful half-cat thief meets an enhanced-human by-the-book rebel captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
Download your free book: https://books2read.com/u/m2o9P1
Free on KindleUnlimited

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Fast-paced fun in Perfectly Planned by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #romcomLinda O’Connor, 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.

Perfectly Planned by Linda O’Connor

Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
She has it all Perfectly Planned…
Chloe Keay is on the hunt for the perfect sperm donor, but who knew it would be this hard? So many things to consider in a father – sure height and hair color are important, but what about the real issues. How does he feel about bagpipe music? Does he buy the extended warranty? Skittles or M and Ms? She doesn’t want an average Joe. She’s narrowed it down to two candidates and has the perfect plan to pick the heir and the spare.
Staff Sergeant Rip Logan, head of the elite Tactics and Rescue Unit, has a gut feeling that Chloe Keay is trouble. She’s a sexy little spark plug who radiates innocence, but it doesn’t jibe with her suspicious behavior and probing questions. The fact that he’s attracted irritates him. What exactly is she after? And should he go with his gut or follow his heart?
Planning for love – what could possibly go wrong?

Where to buy Perfectly Planned

Amazon and KU https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B017GGC346

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at www.lindaoconnor.net
Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website http://www.lindaoconnor.net
Blog http://www.lindaoconnor.net/news-muse-and-interviews/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanBe sure to read What is RLF? Romance Lives Forever and discover great new opportunities for authors and readers.

Top Blogger for this month is NJ Walters. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger NJ Walters

The top bloggers are judged by page visits. Congratulations!
Other authors in order by page visits are:
Linda Rae Sande and Veronica Scott

Honorable Mention: Lyndell Williams and Laura Strickland.

Top Blogger of 2018: Brenda Sparks

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatman As I looked at this list of names, I wondered if people would think I was only giving out this award to friends. That’s true, partially. Each has become a friend over the last year or has been for a long time. Hosting this site gives me a unique opportunity to get to know many authors. But the statistics speak for themselves. When I pulled year long stats from the backside of the blog, these were the names that floated to the top.

Brenda Sparks made the list as top blogger due to having the most page views throughout the entire year. She also promoted the blog itself. I was tickled when I looked at the stats and saw her name right at the top, because in my mind, she certainly deserved the appause. Please do visit her post and check out her book, Alpha Pair. Brenda wins a year of cover ads on RLF.

Alpha Pair (The Alpha Council Chronicles) by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/brenda-sparks-0818/

Top Blog Posts of 2018

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Of these, two were from the Cancer Awareness series (Vicki Batman and Iris Blobel). Four were paranormal romance. Four were historical. Two fantasy, and two were LGBT. If these don’t add up to ten it’s because some posts covered more than one genre. I invite you to click and visit each of these. They will be well worth your time.

Is It True: Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/marie-lavender-0818/

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer https://www.rlfblog.com/vicki-batman-101018/

Lady of the Nile by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #paranormal https://www.rlfblog.com/veronica-scott-0118/

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #Historical #Romance https://www.rlfblog.com/collette-cameron-0118/

Is It True: Mystic by Gabi Stevens @GabiStevens #RLFblog #urbanfantasy https://www.rlfblog.com/mystic-gabi-stevens-0118/

Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romance https://www.rlfblog.com/yoshiyuki-ly-0517/

Five vampire myths busted. One Knight Stand by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/vampire-myths-kryssie-fortune-0418/

Bucket list of Sarah Birch from A Little Elfy in Big Trouble @BarbCaffrey #RLFblog #YA #Fantasy https://www.rlfblog.com/barb-caffrey-0118/

Be #Canceraware #Cancer doesn’t discriminate – with Iris Blobel @_iris_b #RLFblog https://www.rlfblog.com/canceraware-iris-blobel-0118/

Unreal Love in the Real World Adriana Kraft @AdrianaKraft #RLFblog #MFRWAuthor #LGBT https://www.rlfblog.com/adriana-kraft-0218/

Top Chatters for 2018

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanThe person who gets the most comments is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This year’s winner is Vicki Batman. This is not a surprise. Every time Vicki visits RLF she takes home either the top blogger or top chatter award and she was last year’s recipent of top blogger of the year.

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer https://www.rlfblog.com/vicki-batman-101018/

Other top chatters were Sheri Humphries, Alina K Field, Linda O’Connor, and Paula Millhouse.

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Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomcomLinda O’Connor, 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.

Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella by Linda O’Connor

Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Come visit Copper Mills, Arizona – a small town with a heart as big as the wide-open spaces and a history of making dreams come true.
Dr. Tash Bannon, the only internist at Copper Mills General Hospital, is a workaholic. After a couple of patient complaints, the board of directors realizes Tash needs a break and “suggests” he take a three-month vacation.
Dr. Melissa Sinclair is a single mom, and her adopted son comes first in her life. She’s used to the hustle of a big city hospital but takes the job to cover for Tash hoping to expose her son to his Hopi ancestry during their time in Copper Mills.
Tash resents having to take time off – and has an even harder time staying away now that Melissa is around. Now he just has to decide which is more important: his job or Melissa?
Make time for the doctor…especially if she’s the love of your life.
Why did you write this book?
I teamed up with a group of ten authors to write brand-new, stand-alone romances all set in the same small-town of Copper Mills, Arizona. I was thrilled to be invited to write a story about one of the town’s doctors. I’m a physician, and I love writing medical romances. My goal is to weave the best parts of medicine into romance. I thought it was such a cool idea to share a world with other authors – and revisit characters from their stories. I think it’s the best part of writing a series! I live in Canada and all my other romances take place in small Ontario towns. I wouldn’t have thought to set a story in sunny hot Arizona, but it was fun to change it up.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read to escape so my favorite books are romances with love and laughter and a happily-ever-after ending (of course!). I also pick up cozy mysteries, humorous stories like The Best Laid Plans by Terry Falls, or biographies/real-life experiences like Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires. Next, I’d like to read Michelle Obama’s Becoming.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I think my favorite character is Alan MacGregor from Nora Roberts’ MacGregor family stories or maybe Roarke from her In Death series. Strong men who fall head-over-heels in love – how can you not love that?
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m busy marketing and promoting Time for the Doctor and the other two series I’ve written, In the Game Hockey Romance and the Perfectly Series,
What books will we see from you in coming months?
When things settle down, I’m plotting another romantic comedy series with a match-making doctor. I have ideas swirling in my head and can’t wait to get started.

Where to buy Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKJK3F

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website http://www.lindaoconnor.net
Blog https://lindaoconnorauthor.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

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