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Read Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne@JanSelbourne #RLFblog #Historical FictionSelbourne’s Perilous Love tells of war in Europe and a shocking betrayal, forcing Adrian and Gabrielle to run for their lives. Will they reach safety, or will danger and treason follow them back to England?

Jan Selbourne welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Perilous Love

Perilous Love by Jan Selbourne

Genre Historical Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

As the world rushes towards a war, Adrian Bryce, wealthy businessman, is ordered by the British government to leave his mistress and accompany his estranged wife Gabrielle to Belgium. They require proof Gabrielle’s uncle is supporting the German Empire. Adrian discovers secrets which plunge him and Gabrielle into a nightmare of betrayal. Forced to run for their lives as Germany invades, they must trust each other in the midst of danger, brutality, and injury.

Gabrielle enjoys her role of mother of their two children. Wanting only to be with her lover, and now fearful of exposure, she readies herself and her children for a difficult trip. With no way out, Gabrielle knows the two weeks with her aristocratic traditional family will be a trial, and Europe is on edge. She had no idea the danger she, Adrian and her children would be in.

Will Adrian and Gabrielle reach safety? If they do, are they out of danger or will the intrigue and treason follow them back to England?

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How do you come up with ideas?…

The idea for Perilous Love came from a small article on how a person’s true character emerges when faced with extreme danger, stress, or situations beyond our control. For instance, the tough guy turns to water and runs, the insignificant person steps up and takes charge. At the time I read this article I was reading my grandfather’s WW1 military record while completing my family tree. I had the setting, and I had the story.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Research, when we write historical fiction, we must provide an authentic as possible background for our story.

When did you write your first book?..

I have quite a few attempts going back some years and a few rejection letters to go with them. Perilous Love was my first real serious book and was published by Black Velvet Seductions in 2015.

 

 

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Leather or lace? Lace

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I couldn’t afford satin sheets so smooth will do.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains.

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy Perilous Love

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BDN985Q

Jan Selbourne Social Media

Jan Selbourne grew up in Melbourne, Australia. Her love of literature and history began as soon as she could read and hold a pen. Her career started in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting then a working holiday in the UK brought the history to life. Now retired, Jan can indulge her love of writing and travel. She has two adult children and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
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Read The Boy on the Bridge by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #PNRA teenage boy with the power of prophecy changes the life of a loving young couple in Effrosyni Moschoudi’s new paranormal romance novella, The Boy on the Bridge. Set in a Greek mountain village, this suspenseful story will intrigue you in every page until the identity of the teenage boy is fully revealed…

Effrosyni, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Boy on the Bridge.

The Boy on the Bridge by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre paranormal romance novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG (sweet romance)

A young man determined to protect his girl… A teenage boy offering prophecies… and a series of unexplained events.

Lefteris and his darling girl, Evgenia, live a quiet and happy life together in a mountain village in Zagori, Greece. One day, as Lefteris crosses an old stone bridge, he meets a teenage boy who warns him that Evgenia is in danger and gives him instructions to follow.

Lefteris doubts him, but does as he is told, just in case. The warning turns into reality and the girl is saved, so the next time the boy warns of danger, Lefteris is more willing to listen…

What follows is a series of astounding events as the boy’s prophecies of mortal danger continue, and Lefteris does his best to protect his girl. Now, he considers reverting to his old ways of solving all differences with his fists. Will he allow himself to resort to violence? How does the mysterious boy on the bridge fit in all this? And why does he refuse to meet Evgenia?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

My novels are paranormal or fantasy romances. Most are sweet, one of them is clean and wholesome, and there’s also a Christian fantasy among them.

How do you come up with ideas?

My beloved Greek island of Corfu inspires me more than anything else. I was once inspired to write The Raven Witch of Corfu as I swam in the sea there gazing at a mountain – the place where, in the story, the witch has her secret dwelling. Other of my published stories have come to me out of the blue, either while I relaxed on the beach, or in bed in a half-awake state. I never really force myself to come with an idea. I find the best ones come to me unprompted. I get ideas all the time, but I don’t write them down or anything. Experience has shown that the ones worth exploring will persist in my head anyway.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

Editing. No question about it. For me, a perfectly polished MS is a must. As a reader, I get jolted and put off if I am reading a book that’s full of typos or syntax errors. Or even worse – plot holes… Once these things become repetitive, the joy of reading goes out the window. At that point, I don’t care how good the story is, I’ll stop reading. This is why I am committed to offering my readers high-quality reads and nothing less.

When did you write your first book?

I started writing my first novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, when I was a student in Athens University in my early twenties. It was a slow process, until I got my first job upon graduation and then I completely set it aside. Twenty years of work in the corporate world later, I found myself unemployed with loads of free time on my hands. I still thank my lucky stars for the Greek financial crisis back in 2010 as that’s when I was led to discover the joys of creating new worlds out of thin air. I finished the book within one year and kept on writing!

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Leather or lace? Lace. Leather is uncomfortable. And I am too old for uncomfortable.

Black or red? Black.

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Any type of cotton. Flannel is even better.

Ocean or mountains? Ocean.

City life or country life? Country life forever!

Party life or evening at home? Guess what? You’re talking to the Queen of Cocooning!

Dogs or cats? I love and have had both, but only have two cats at the moment.

Where to buy The Boy on the Bridge

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MQVQG8G
Or free on Story Origin https://storyoriginapp.com/giveaways/1f446e64-21d9-11eb-b774-17168d895c21

Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband, two cats, and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs. Her little town is heavenly enough, yet her mind forever drifts to her beloved island of Corfu.
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Read Beyond Duty by LA Remenicky @Remenickywrites #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceAfter serving in the Marine Corps, Jessie Monroe has finally found a life beyond war and then he happens upon a curvy blonde stranded with a flat tire and no jack in LA Remenicky’s Beyond Duty. On sale for $.99.

LA, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Beyond Duty.

Beyond Duty by LA Remenicky

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

After serving in the Marine Corps, Jessie Monroe has finally found a life beyond war. He’s focused on being an EMT and helping his best friend rescue dogs, until he happens upon a curvy blonde stranded with a flat tire and no jack.

On the run from her past, Dori Graham is slow to trust any man, and she tries to ignore the spark of interest she feels for her handsome savior, but a friendship grows between them.

When Dori’s past invades her new life, Jessie vows to rescue her. Saving her will take him beyond duty and into his own personal hell. Calling upon his training as a Marine and the depth of his feelings for Dori, Jessie will need the mental strength to battle to save her and, ultimately, save himself.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes, I write Contemporary Romance as LA Remenicky and Paranormal Romance as Ragan Carmichael

How do you come up with ideas?…

Almost anything can spark and idea for a story… song lyrics, miscellaneous dialogue (real or from a movie/TV), or another book.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Sharing the stories in my head.

When did you write your first book?…

8 years ago during NaNoWriMo – I joined on a whim and I actually wrote 50K words. I had no clue what I was doing – sometimes I think I still don’t.

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Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton

Ocean or mountains? Mountains

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home

Dogs or cats? Dogs, though I love cats too

Where to buy Beyond Duty

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GLWJPJY/

LA Remenicky Social Media

LA Remenicky is a wife, mother of two fur kids, and a Best Fiends addict. An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.
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Discover fast fun facts about Bernadette Jones author of Lonely Eyes @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA runaway on a storm buffeted highway brings danger to Spencer, Co., in Bernadette Jones’ new romantic suspense, Lonely Eyes. Can Owen Strong protect the young woman, or will her presence cause the death of one of his family?

Bernadette welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Lonely Eyes.

Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail… Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado–one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa, she rouses more than just trouble. Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.

But she’s come to the right place. He’s the monster hunter.

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What’s your favorite book?…

Double Dealing by Jayne Castle

What’s a genre you want to write?…

Romantic Suspense will always be my first love. But I have several paranormal stories nagging me to be written.

Best writing advice you ever heard?…

Write the book you want to read. Writing takes a lot of energy and hard work. Most of us were readers before we ever picked up a pen, so it makes sense to write what we already love.

What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?

Sleepin’ Alone is my first book. Many of the characters you met in that book show up in Lonely Eyes. In fact you met the hero from Lonely Eyes in that first book. I wonder if you will recognize him?

All of my books can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and most other Ebook sites.

Easy

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit-down with family

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold immediately

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Use dishes from it.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Driving for pleasure

Talk or text? Talk

Emoji or smilie? Emoji

Where to buy Lonely Eyes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JJL2BSR/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lonely-eyes-bernadette-jones/1137714832
iBooks. https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1532665553
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lonely-eyes
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Bernadette Jones Social Media

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life. This is Bernadette’s third book in the Aspen Gold Series.
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Read the suspenseful romance Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseJim makes a lethal mistake, and a drug lord comes knocking on his door in Amber Daulton’s new romantic suspense, Arresting Jeremiah. Will Jim and Calista succumb, or fight for a love they can’t deny?

Amber, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Arresting Jeremiah.

Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart–and his bed–but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes. I write in several adult romance sub-genres: contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, time travel, western, and holiday-themed.

How do you come up with ideas?…

I find inspiration from books and TV, but for the most part, I dream them up. I’ve always had a very active imagination.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

Getting all my facts straight. I love research, so I do a ton before I start writing. Then I do even more.

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first book (romantic suspense) when I was twelve, and I finished it within six months. I’m not sure about the word count since I wrote it with paper and pen. (Don’t judge. It was the ’90s and not everyone had a computer. – haha!) The page count was around 250, though. I’ve revised the MS several times over the years (with a computer – whoo hoo!), but it’s currently not published. My writing has definitely improved in the past twenty some years, but I’m still in love with the characters I created back then.

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Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton

Ocean or mountains? I live in the mountains, so I gotta say ocean

City life or country life? Country life

Party life or evening at home? Let’s party at home!

Dogs or cats? Cats, please!

Where to buy Arresting Jeremiah

Amazon https://amzn.to/32vAlqu
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/2E4eJYO
iBooks https://apple.co/35BOuo1
Universal link https://books2read.com/u/mVKvMP

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.
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Read Undercover Lovers by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #Contemporary #RomanticSuspenseA former secret agent, now doing choreography for music videos, is forced to use her old skills again when an old nemesis escapes prison, in Fiona McGier’s Undercover Lovers, a contemporary suspenseful romance featuring not one, but two sexy agents assigned to be her bodyguards.

Fiona, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Undercover Lovers.

Undercover Lovers by Fiona McGier

Genre Contemporary suspenseful romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Very steamy R, includes menage scene

Ameena has never been able to forget what she endured on her last assignment before she left the agency.

The only female agent to live through what The Executioner did to his victims, she still bears the scars, both physical and psychological. When he escapes from his prison cell, her former handler brings two agents with him, telling her that one or the other will be her shadow, until her torturer is caught again.

Having kept herself too busy for romance, she is caught off-guard by the sudden insertion into her life of two hot, sexy men, one who actively pursues her, and one whom she finds more attractive for his shyness.

Doe she choose between them, or enjoy them both? Will she live long enough to make a choice? And once she does, is that the end of the story? When the man she chooses is captured while on his last assignment, she needs to recruit a team to rescue him.

But she needs one more team member–the man she rejected. There’s only one thing she can offer.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Yes. I always write contemporary stories, because the idea of sex without birth control is way too scary to contemplate. All of my stories include erotic scenes leading to romance, but some are paranormal, and some, like this book, have suspense due to the dangers inherent in being a secret agent.

How do you come up with ideas?…

Inspiration can come anytime, from things like a picture of someone I’d like to write about, or a person I see who looks intriguing, so I wonder what their life story is. Sometimes I get antire story arcs in dreams–those are the best dreams! And once I had a character actually speak to me directly in a dream, telling me how to end my writer’s block.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

I have to have a quiet environment, so I can “hear” the characters as they interact, or explain their actions to me. When my kids were younger and lived at home, they’d stay up so late making noise, that I did my writing between midnight and 2 or 3 AM. Now they’re all out of the house, so I don’t have to stay up that late anymore. I’ve never been an early riser–early mornings are not the best time of the day for me, so that was never an option.

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first book, Never Too Old for the Game of Love, in 2008, the year after my dad passed on. I was still grieving for him, but working 2 jobs, raising 4 kids, and then I had to take over Mom’s life, because she was diagnosed with dementia. It was a very stressful time for me, and I really needed happy endings in my life! So I wrote my first romance, and the other 5 books in the series just flew out of me. Once I held my first paperback, I felt like a real writer.

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Leather or lace? Leather AND lace–the lace is under the leather, peeking out.

Black or red? Black, since my skin is Scottish skin, very pale ivory.

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Satin for sexy times. Cotton for every day.

Ocean or mountains? Mountains with lakes.

City life or country life? I don’t like big crowded cities, so country life–but NO country music!

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home. More privacy for erotic moments.

Hotel, cabin, or camping? Camping–husband taught me to love it years ago. We just got a Scamp, the best camper ever!

Where to buy Undercover Lovers

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/bpOLK6

Fiona McGier Social Media

I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too.

I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. Shinrin-yoku is forest bathing in Japanese, and as long as there’s no snow on the ground, that’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing–as often as possible.
I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.
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