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Sha Renee, author of Forbidden Kisses, shares 20 Ways to Say I Love You #Romance #ValentinesDay #RLFblogSha Renée, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy Valentine’s Day! So glad to have you here! Can’t wait to read your thoughts on saying “I love you” three of the most important words ever spoken.

20 Ways to Say I Love You by Sha Renée

Valentine’s Day is here, which means many of us are thinking about love, romance and the best way to say those three special words to those who mean the most to us. Of course, it’s a good idea to tell our loved ones how we feel not just on Valentine’s Day, but on any day throughout the year. And while an sparkly gift or elaborate display of fanciness is sometimes nice to receive, let’s not forget that there are several inexpensive or free ways to show someone we care.
Here are twenty ways to say I love you s– not just for your significant other; don’t forget your friends, family members, coworkers and more.

 

1 Put a note in your kid’s lunch box telling them how awesome they are.

2 Leave a sexy note on the steering wheel in your husband’s car.

3 Buy your teen’s favorite candy bar and leave it in the fridge with a sweet note.

4 Buy coffee for your boss.

5 Run a hot bubble bath for your mom and add lavender bath oil.

6 Stop by your sister’s house and prepare a meal for her family before heading home.

7 Take care of your friend’s kids so she can go to the nail salon.

8 Pick up your grandkids for a sleepover at your house, so your son or daughter can go out for date night.

9 Clear the snow from your dad’s car before he leaves for work.

10 Call or text your grandmother and tell her about your job, your boyfriend or a movie you watched.

11 Compliment a random stranger in the Target check-out line.

12 Offer to help someone at work or school.

13 Buy lunch for a homeless person.

14 Visit someone in a patient care facility and read to them or play a card game.

15 Print out a cool photo from your phone or download from the internet. Add text and create a card. Mail it to your brother… even if he lives in the same house with you.

16 Draw a picture with crayons and mail it to a small child… even if they live in the same house with you. They love getting mail.

17 If you’re teen or a pre-teen, hug your mom… for longer than two seconds.

18 Initiate spontaneous sex with your significant other.

19 Post a review for an author whose book you enjoyed reading.

20 Watch this video and then kiss her like this. (note: this is a racy video!)

Sha Renée Social Media

Sha Renée is a native New Yorker who joined the US Navy right after high school. She now lives in New Jersey where she creates stories on the pages where duty, honor and passion unite.
The mother of three delights in meeting readers as well as networking with fellow authors, so she’ll attend a book-signing event or conference whenever she can. She’s the creator and organizer of a local writing group in her community, Emerging Authors of New Jersey and is the organizer of the Princeton, NJ chapter of Shut Up & Write! ™.

As a nature lover, Sha enjoys spending time outdoors, usually with a camera in her hands. She has a passion for motorcycles and sports cars and is a fan of auto racing, military air shows and The X Games – pretty much any high-speed activity involving wheels or wings.
She hates cooking, loves music and believes every day should include a cup of hot coffee and a glass of chilled wine.
Sha Renée is the author of Forbidden Kisses.

Where to buy Forbidden Kisses

Forbidden Kisses is a Military Romance staring Ethan and Layla, both members of the US Navy. After meeting in a coffee shop while each of them is off duty, they fall for one another before either realizes the other’s military status. He’s an officer and she’s an enlisted member. A personal relationship between them is prohibited by military law under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Once they discover their romance is forbidden, they’re faced with a heart-wrenching decision: They can follow the rules or follow their hearts.
Amazon http://bit.ly/FKGuest

Print http://bit.ly/FKPaperback

 

Sha Renée Social Media

Sha Renée is a native New Yorker who joined the US Navy right after high school. She now lives in New Jersey where she creates stories on the pages where duty, honor and passion unite.
The mother of three delights in meeting readers as well as networking with fellow authors, so she’ll attend a book-signing event or conference whenever she can. She’s the creator and organizer of a local writing group in her community, Emerging Authors of New Jersey and is the organizer of the Princeton, NJ chapter of Shut Up and Write!™. As a nature lover, Sha enjoys spending time outdoors, usually with a camera in her hands. She has a passion for motorcycles and sports cars and is a fan of auto racing, military air shows and The X Games – pretty much any high-speed activity involving wheels or wings.
She hates cooking, loves music and believes every day should include a cup of hot coffee and a glass of chilled wine.
Sha Renée is the author of Forbidden Kisses, a Military Romance staring Ethan and Layla, both members of the US Navy.
Website http://sharenee.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/ShaShaRenee
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shasplace
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sha_renee_author
Newsletter http://bit.ly/ShaNews

Christmas Vows by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #RLFblog #ChristmasRomanceLivia Quinn, 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.

Christmas Vows by Livia Quinn

Genre Military Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Love isn’t the only thing that happens when you least expect it.
Delilah and Luc and Samantha and Jed are looking forward to their special day, a double Christmas wedding at the Calloway Farm with their friends and family in attendance. And Beau and Maddie are expecting their baby. Great news, right? But after the women go missing with a storm approaching, and a desperate soldier threatens everyone, the men in their lives scramble to make sure Maddie’s delivery and the wedding come off as planned.
More than a Christmas novel. Stuff just happens in Rainbow Bayou at Christmas time (hint: weddings, births, kidnappings, and second chance reunions. . .) A continuing theme of overcoming whatever challenges life throws in your path.
Why did you write this book?
In the timeline of the series, the next event, a double wedding, just happened to fall during December and the Calloways’ Christmas reunion. Each of the books in the series features a veterans issue, and I decided to use a recently returned soldier to complicate the plans for the wedding and Maddie’s delivery. It was great fun to bring in everyone from the community to help out and deliver a couple of Christmas miracles.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read everything and write both contemporary and paranormal. For total escape I read historical romance and thrillers since I don’t write them.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
My latest favorite is Matthew de Clairmont from the All Souls Trilogy. OMG, you can’t imagine how hunky and smart and powerful and well. . .look him up in Discovery of Witches, book 1.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m just finishing up book 8 in the Calloways and will start on book 7 of the Destiny books next.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
When Love Finds You, book 8 revolves around one of the Calloway cousins, Sky O’Rourke, a former model who owns an air cargo business in Rainbow Bayou.

Where to buy Christmas Vows

Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
Books 2 Read https://books2read.com/ChristmasVows
Amazon US https://kdp.amazon.com/dp/B07JF7K3GB
Amazon CA https://kdp.amazon.ca/dp/B07JF7K3GB
Amazon UK https://kdp.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JF7K3GB
Amazon AU https://kdp.amazon.com.au/dp/B07JF7K3GB
Apple Books https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1439236202
Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1129752737
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-vows-1

Livia Quinn Social Media

Livia moved from D.C. to Louisiana where the weather and culture of the region inspired her writing, including her storm faerie, Tempest, and her contemporary romance series, The Calloways of Rainbow Bayou. She’s stored up fodder from her jobs as mail lady, salesperson, plant manager, business owner and professional singer to share with readers. Think of her as her characters’ biographer! On the bayou, she is protected from the alligators and bears by her husband and feisty Pomeranian, Dusty.
Books2read author page https://www.books2read.com/ap/x2gD7R/Livia-Quinn
Website: http://liviaquinn.com
Blog: https://liviaquinnwrites.blogspot.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/liviaquinnwrites
Twitter http://twitter.com/liviaquinn
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/livia-quinn
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/liviaquinn
Goodreads http://bit.ly/22VXuev
Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/liviaquinn
Google+ http://bit.ly/2guNZn9
Instagram http://instagram.com/liviaquinnauthor
Livia Quinn Readers Group http://bit.ly/2gBFQ12
Newsletter http://bit.ly/2J35skU

 

Author Veterans are authors (or writers) who served in the military. We celebrate their dedication and thank them for serving.

Interesting Veterans Day Facts

  • Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11th.
  • The original name for this holiday was Armistice Day. The word armistice means “state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.”
  • The first celebration was held on November 11, 1919. This was the first anniversary of WWI ending.
  • In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to make this date an annual observance and it became a national holiday in 1938.
  • The current name came about in order to honor all who served as well as those who died fighting. The change was legislated in 1954 by President Eisenhower.
  • Today we give special honor to the living and deceased servicemen and servicewomen and to the civilians that support them.

This Salute to Author Veterans shows authors (published or not) who are veterans. It consists of the author’s name, branch of service, writing brand, and one link. Click to learn more about the author, his or her books, and to find or follow them on social media.

Author Veterans

This Salute to Author Veterans shows authors (published or not) who are veterans. It consists of the author’s name, branch of service, writing brand, and one link. Click to learn more about the author, their books, and to find or follow them on social media.

Authors are listed in alphabetical order by first name. 

Allegra Gray
US Air Force
History. Adventure. Passion.
http://www.allegragray.com

AM Scott
US Air Force
Blast off to fun and adventure!
http://www.amscottwrites.com/

Angelina Jameson
US Air Force
A Good Love Story is Timeless
http://www.angelinajameson.com

Ann Victor
US Army
Short erotic fiction for women on the go…
www.annvictor.com

Ashley Ladd
US Air Force
Contemporary Erotic Romance
http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com

Beverly Ovalle
US Navy
Happily ever after one book at a time
http://ovalleba.wix.com/beverly-ovalle

Bob Mayer
US Army
Founder of Who Dares Wins Publishing
http://bobmayer.org/

Caro Carson
US Army
RITA-winning author of contemporary romance
http://www.CaroCarson.com

Cate Tayler
US Air Force
Sassy and Sultry Romance for the Passionate Heart
http://www.catetayler.com

Charity Tahmaseb
US Army
Fantasy, paranormal, young adult
https://writingwrongs.blog/

Charles Cranston Jett
US Navy
Strategic Planning, Marketing, Organizational Development
https://charlescranstonjett.com/

Chris Winder
US Marine Corps
Inappropriate humor mixed with creative science fiction.
http://www.chriswinderbooks.com

CK Crouch
US Army
Romance Tangles with Suspense
http://ckcrouch.com

Cynthia Middlebrooks Harris
US Army
Faith, hope in adversity, power of Gods love
www.tosotministries.org

DC Stone
US Air Force
Real Men Real Crimes Real Romance
https://www.authordcstone.com

Delilah Devlin
US Army
Hot Romance
http://delilahdevlin.com

Denise Patrick
US Army
Inspirational and Historical Romance
http://www.denisepatrickauthor.com

Diana Cosby
US Navy
Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense
http://dianacosby.com

Eliza Gayle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance
http://elizagayle.net

Elizabeth Ashtree
US Army
Stories to turn in your imagination.
http://www.elizabethashtree.com

Ella Quinn
US Army
Romance
http://facebook.com/EllaQuinnAuthor

Elle James
US Army and US Air Force
Escape with…
http://ellejames.com

Gail Hart
US Air Force (JAG)
Grown Up Romances for Grown Up Girls
http://www.gailhart.com

Geri Krotow
US Navy
Military Romance
http://gerikrotow.com

Heather McCoubrey
US Air Force
Every woman deserves romance
http://heathermccoubrey.com

Heather Ashby
US Navy
Military Romance
http://heatherashby.com

Isis Rushdan
US Air Force
Urban Fantasy Romance
http://isisrushdan.blogspot.com

Jeane Westin
US Army
Historical Romance
http://jeanewestin.com

Jennifer France
US Navy
Erotica Romance where the destiny is love
http://jenniferfrance.com

Jessica Scott
US Army
Contemporary Military Romance and Non-fiction
http://jessicascott.net

Jillian Bullock
US Army
Empowering People to be Victors Not Victims
www.jbullockenterprises.com

Jo Ann Brown
US Army
Inspirational Romance
http://joannbrownbooks.com

Joyce Adams
US Army
Love … Laughter … Forever
http://joyceadamscounts.com

JR Handley
US Army
Authentic Military Sci-Fi
https://jrhandley.com/

Judy McDonough
US Navy
Southern mysteries and paranormal romance
www.Judy-McDonough.com

Julia Day
US Air Force
Real People, Magical Lives
http://www.juliaDay.com

Julia Huni
US Air Force
Fast and fun mysteries, with heart. And robots.
https://juliahuni.com/

Kathleen Toomey Jabs
US Navy
Mystery
http://facebook.com/KathleenToomeyJabs

Kayelle Allen
US Navy
Art, Sci Fi, Space Opera, Romance, Suspense
http://kayelleallen.com

Lacey Falcone
US Air Force
Tapping into your Flights of Fancy
http://laceyfalcone.com

Lindsay McKenna (aka Eileen Nauman)
US Navy
Romantic military suspense, romantic suspence
http://lindsaymckenna.com

Lisa Carlisle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal, contemporary, and military romance
http://lisacarlislebooks.com

Lisa Cordeiro
US Marine Corps
Military Memoirs – Parris Island & Journey of a Woman Marine
http://lisacordeiro.com

Loni Lynne
US Navy
Let Fate guide you… One story at a time
http://lonilynne.blogspot.com

Lori Avocato
US Air Force
Mystery/Romance author
http://loriavocato.com

MA Monnin
US Air Force
Mystery/Romantic Suspense
http://mamonnin.com

Mahalia Levey
US Navy
The Decadent Side of Sin
http://www.mahalialevey.com

Marie Johnston
US National Guard
Smart women, steamy stories
http://www.mariejohnstonwriter.com

Megan Westfield
US Navy
Megan Westfield writes adventure-sport romances set in beautiful, wild locations.
www.meganwestfield.com

Misty MacRae
US Navy
A Dash of Romance with a Dusting of Mystery
http://mistymacrasblog.blogspot.com

Monica Burns
US Army
Sensual, Emotional, Unforgettable Romance
Monicaburns.com

Myla Jackson
US Army and US Air Force
Sinfully Sexy Romance
http://www.mylajackson.com

Nancy S Brandt
US Army
Where the fantasy is always epic and the romance is always sweet.
www.nancysbrandt.com

Nancy J Parra
US Air Force
Romantic Suspense
http://www.nancyjparra.com

Rochelle Weber
US Navy
Science Fiction Romance
http://www.rochelleweber.com

Rogenna Brewer
US Navy
Where Romance is Always an Adventure
http://rogennabrewer.com

Rue Allyn
US Navy
Romance – Historical, Contemporary, Erotic
http://RueAllyn.com

Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter
US Air Force
Unexpected Romantic Fiction
http://sandywick.blogspot.com

Sapphire Phelan
US Army
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into romance
http://sapphirephelan.com

SE Babin
US Air Force, Texas Air National Guard
Romcom, Mysteries, Urban Fantasy
http://sebabin.com

Shannon Nemechek
US Army
Warranted Series
www.shannonnemechek.com

Sonia Taylor Brock
US Marine Corps
Unique Twists, Paranormal Kitchen Sink
https://www.soniataylorbrock.com

Stacy McKitrick
US Army
Even vampires can be bitten by love
http://www.stacymckitrick.com

Susan Ann Wall
US Army
Journey into romance…love always follows.
www.susanannwall.com

Suzie Quint
US Army
Falling In Love with Romance
http://suziequint.com

Tarina Deaton
US Air Force
Real Heroes, Real Love
www.tarinadeaton.com

Teresa D’Amario
US Air Force
Author of True Mate Series
http://teresadamario.com

Terry Spear
US Army
Shifter romantic suspense and medieval Highland romance
www.terryspear.com

Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Army National Guard
Military Romance and Medical Drama
http://TraceyCramerKelly.com

Wayne Greenough
US Navy
Romantic Suspense, YA, Juvenile, SciFi, and Hard Boiled Detective
http://waynegreenough.com

William Maltese
US Army
Providing Readers with International Best-Sellers for over Four Decades
http://www.williammaltese.com/


Previous tributes

2011 https://www.rlfblog.com/salute-to-author-veterans-2011/

2012 https://www.rlfblog.com/salute-to-veteran-authors-veteransday/

2013 https://www.rlfblog.com/2013-salute-to-author-veterans-rlfblog/

2014 https://www.rlfblog.com/salute-author-veterans-2014/

2015 https://www.rlfblog.com/veterans/

2016 https://www.rlfblog.com/author-veterans/

2017 https://www.rlfblog.com/tribute-author-veterans-1117/

Special Mention

Military News Blog – former military and police authors

RomVets – Women Writers of Romance Who Served

Anne Ashby – Writing Warm Fuzzy and Fun (New Zealand Armed Forces Navy)

Peter Perrin – Romance with mature characters (Royal Air Force)

Gone But Not Forgotten

Terry Irene Blain – US Navy

Permanent page salute (updated annually)

https://www.rlfblog.com/salute-to-author-veterans/

Invitation

If you are an author, and a veteran, let us know. We’d be honored to include you in our annual post. You can add your name to the list here. https://goo.gl/forms/OYzuWXrFRWanEysU2

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