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Read the #RomanticSuspense Another Night Alone by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #NewAdultCollegeA lost child and a woman left for dead send Deke Ward spiraling down a trail of horrors in Bernadette Jones’ latest Romantic Suspense.

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

Another Night Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

She’d had the courage to save her child. Can she do the same for herself?

Avie Hall’s dreams of a better future for herself and her daughter are shattered when the shadows of their past threaten their new life. With their dreams on the line once again, Avie knows giving in will cost her everything, but is she strong enough to fight back?

She is the light to his dark ….

Deke Ward has witnessed true evil in his life. When he finds the goodness in Avie and her young daughter, he’ll do anything to protect them. Their hope starts to heal his lonely heart and when the evil shadows of their past return to haunt them, he’ll go to hell and back to save them.

Even if it means letting them go.

Available July 29, 2021

Discounted Ebook pre-order available at Amazon, now!

Where to buy Another Night Alone

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097CQMR88

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, Washington, 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 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 enjoys a wide variety of music and book genres.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s decided to settle down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s bringing her stories and characters to life.
Website https://www.bernadettejones.com/
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Read the #RomanticSuspense #DarkEnergy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #NewAdultThe more powerful your enemies, the more friends you need. Will Gillian sacrifice her life to keep a promise? Dark Energy, a thrilling romantic suspense story of love and surviving evil by Addison Brae, is dedicated to anyone whose livelihood depends on the bar, service industry, or music scenes.

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

Dark Energy by Addison Brae

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cybercrime doesn’t talk. It creeps in and destroys lives right under Gillian’s nose when a cryptojacking scheme lands her boss, Pinkie, in jail. Gillian had just started over with a new career, boyfriend, and confidence after escaping a vicious murder investigation that shattered her ability to trust. Then Pinkie’s arrest leaves her struggling to run his two bars while also unraveling the conspiracy.

Gillian will not let her mentor and friend go down for something he didn’t do. Neither will Jon, the most talented musician on the bar’s stage and the perfect boyfriend…until his good fortune sends her reeling. Gillian forces herself to trust the cops, people who hurt her, and known criminals. Will it be enough to free Pinkie and save her life?

What’s in your character’s pockets, backpack, or purse?

Does your character carry money and if so, in what form (cash, credit, etc.)?

Gillian was a new college grad in a new city, so money was tight. She lived paycheck to paycheck until she picked up a part time bartending job. She stashed tips in a box in her closet as her emergency fund. Then she started carrying cryptocurrency because, as an accountant, she learned it was safer than the cash she earned from tips or credit cards. As those who have read Dark Energy know, she found out digital money is almost as easy to steal, and criminals can steal more at a time. And those thieves are completely anonymous.

Is there an item your character carries for good luck and if so, what is it?

Gillian always carries her Harvard bottle opener. She’s carried the brushed chrome bar key with the crimson Harvard shield since the day she received it from her best college friend after she got the job as a part-time job as a bartender. It makes her think of Lauren and the incredible times they had during three-and-a-half college years together With the opener, Lauren is with her all those late nights at work. The opener is still in her back pocket or in the pen holder on her desk even though she manages the bar now. It helps her slip right back into bartender mode when needed.

What does your character dislike carrying but has to?

Gillian started carrying a Kel-Tec P-11 subcompact 9mm pistol in her purse soon after her fresh start. She doesn’t like to, but she does out of necessity; so she’s prepared. She’s licensed to carry and trained well to use it.

What else besides pockets does the character use to carry things?

Gillian’s favorite purse is the one her mother gave her for her eleventh birthday, the last birthday before her mother lost her cancer battle. She carried it, with the cash she had to live on until she got paid, her ID and credit card, and proof she took her CPA exam inside, when she finally was brave enough to walk to the neighborhood pub alone. A guy who looked barely old enough to drive yanked it off her shoulder.  She chased the kid until a well-dressed man jumped out of a shiny SUV and shoved the thief into the shrubs. The kid bolted. The man handed Gillian her purse, bowed like a nineteenth century prince, and stepped back into his truck. This was the first encounter of a unique relationship that lasted longer than the man’s life.

Has anything in your character’s pockets ever saved the day?

Indeed. Gillian walked into the middle of a Russian mobster ambushing Pinkie, her boss and mentor, in the bar’s kitchen. One of the mobster’s guys shot their security guard and knocked out Pinkie. Gillian was out front so they didn’t know she was there. Gillian showed her badassery to save them. You would definitely want her walking in that dark alley with you.

Questions for the Character to Answer About the Author

What does your author dislike carrying but has to?

These days, it’s her bag-o-masks. I hope she can stop carrying those soon. No masks would mean restaurants and bars will stay open so we can make a living again, and employees and patrons will be safe!

What does your author carry for luck?

Addison carries her car and house keys on a silver metal open heart-shaped keychain that she’s had since she started driving in high school. It’s bent a little, but aren’t we all?

What does your author prefer to use when it comes to items like backpacks / purses?

A messenger-style bag is best. The smaller the better, although she says a wallet is a little too small to carry her favorite lip stain, keys, phone, grocery list, and credit cards.

If your author could buy an item to carry things in and money was no object, what would it be?

She likes any unique and cute purse but doesn’t see the value in spending zillions on them because she doesn’t change out her purses very often. She’d rather spend that money on shoes.

Read the #RomanticSuspense #DarkEnergy by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #NewAdult

Where to buy Dark Energy

Publisher https://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Brae_Addison/dark-energy.htm?fbclid=IwAR3JxFrd2hK60VSCx47QlVSh3hy-jNzQCWgxQIfeF9hPjs5zXxHSBaXppEs
Amazon https://amzn.to/2YSkP6H (99c through December 16)
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-energy-addison-brae/1137002173
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9780463686379
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=9780463686379
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1021319
Author proceeds go to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center to help fight domestic abuse.

Addison Brae Social Media

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.
Addison writes new adult and adult romantic suspense and young adult contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
Website https://addisonbrae.com/
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Read Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA one night hook-up brings two loners together in Bernadette Jones’ new Romantic Suspense, Stay A Little Longer. Can they keep each other alive when the past comes for revenge?

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 your book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The Healer

Doctor Gage Ewing is on the run from a past he can never forget. No matter how many people he saves in hospitals or on the crime-ridden streets, he can never be forgiven for the one who died. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be another temporary stop on his neverending road. But he made a mistake. He got involved.

The Soldier

IrishMist “Ivy” Vaughn has been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve, trained with warrior skills to be whatever is demanded of her. No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be a place to bury her past and start over. Will they let her walk away?

Sometimes the past won’t let you go.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1137011494
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/stay-a-little-longer/id1513487996
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stay-a-little-longer-9

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, Washington, 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 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 enjoys a wide variety of music and book genres.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s decided to settle down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s bringing her stories and characters to life.
Website https://www.bernadettejones.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RomanceBJones
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A blind date takes a deadly turn in Brenda Sparks’ new paranormal romance, A Midsummer Night’s Demon. A mysterious man comes to the rescue, but will he be able to keep them both alive? A former Navy SEAL is tasked with protecting a woman in fear for her life In Lorelei Confer’s new release, Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha.)

Lorelei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha).

Protecting Sara, (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Lorelei Confer

Genre military romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 4

Former Navy SEAL, Jake, excels as a sniper until a bullet destroys his career, leaving him with no clear future. He spends his days alone.

When Sara’s life is threatened, Jake is tasked with protecting her. His SEAL team brothers arrive to help implement a plan to find who wants to kill her. When things go awry, Jake must choose: her life or theirs.

QUICK

What’s your favorite book?

Shannon by Kathleen Woodiwiss

What’s a genre you want to write?

Military romantic suspense

Best writing advice you ever heard?

Put you butt in chair and write. Every. Single. Day.

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

Deadly Deception

Romantic suspense

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJ59RT4

Easy

Coffee or tea? Iced tea

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? 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? Smilie

Where to buy Protecting Sara (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)

Read the next book in Susan Stoker’s World.
Amazon https://amzn.to/3mnDRvy

Lorelei Confer Social Media

Amazon bestselling author of romantic suspense, Lorelei Confer, has been writing since the fourth grade and lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with her husband and AJ, a longhaired Chihuahua who is her constant companion.

In 2010, she had her first novel published, Deadly Deception, the first in the Deadly series. Another series, Saddle Creek, is set in the shadows of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Mentoring children, years ago led to helping aspiring authors set goals, write at least 100 words every day to increase their word count, complete scenes, chapters, and generally, meet their objective to finish the book. She practices her own discipline every day.

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Facebook release day party on March 16th, from 1-10 pm eastern time. Lots of authors playing games, giving prizes, and having fun. Here’s the link:

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Introducing Calista Barlow from Arresting Jeremiah, by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLove and danger come from all sides, in Arresting Jeremiah, a new novel by Amber Daulton. Calista Barlow falls in love with a man who isn’t as squeaky-clean as he appears. Let’s meet Calista. 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 story your author wrote.

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?

Stressing Jeremiah “Jim” Borden

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Profession: Parole Officer

Ethnicity: White

What does your hero look like?

Jim has short dark-blond hair, a body to die for, and he tops out at 6 feet, 3 inches tall. Yum!

Who is the significant other in his life?

Calista Barlow. He’s been lusting after her for nearly a year but never made a move. How could he? His job and all the crap he has to deal takes up every aspect of his life. It shapes his choices and actions. He wants to keep Calista and her daughter safe, so he keeps a respectful distance from them. But then Cali purses him, and all bets are off.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

Jim doesn’t do big parties, but if it’s only a small group of people, he’s okay with it.

How does the hero feel about being at this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

He’ll hang out with his buddies and make small talk with everyone else, but he’ll want to leave as soon as possible. Once he can finally get away for a breather, he’ll lean against the wall with his arms crossed and watch everyone around him. He’ll analyze and make mental notes about the people he sees and what they’re doing.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

Whiskey or vodka, but he won’t drink much. He likes to keep his wits about him.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

To hide, definitely, and he’ll bring Calista into the hiding place as well. He’s not above making out with her in a public place. In fact, the possibility of getting caught turns them both on.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He’s the guy others latch on to, even if he doesn’t want to be “that guy.” He exudes an air of confidence that puts some people at ease and others on edge.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

Jim will be the first one to jump in and tear the guys apart. He’ll even punch one or both of them to get their attention, if need be. If it’s women fighting, he’ll still break up the fight, but he won’t lay an ill hand on either of them. Hurting women is a big no-no to him, and any man who does it needs to take a long stay in a body bag. Jim’s words, not mine.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Oh, he’ll be doing the tossing. Jim is too clean-cut to start a fight, but he damn well knows how to finish them.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Since Jim is an authority figure himself, he’ll remain calm and explain the situation. If he’s accused of something or if the cop is overly confrontational, he’ll probably lose his temper and get into trouble.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

He’ll race right into possible danger to find out what’s going on. His first instinct is to help.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

To help that person. This actually happens in the course of his book, Arresting Jeremiah. After Jim witnesses a group of gangbangers assaulting a homeless man, he tells Calista to call the police, then he goes right up to the attackers and calls them out. That takes balls, let me tell you.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

When he goes up against Calista’s ex, Byron, Jim knows he can’t win, not with his broken arm in a cast. He still tackles the prick and fights tooth and nail to protect her. He takes every punch and kick as stoically as possible. Then Calista comes to his rescue. Thank goodness for her trusty wooden bat.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

The cool, calm facade he presents to the world shoots right up like a brick wall. He forces a polite smile, takes any insults in stride, but he’ll snap if pushed too far.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He’ll offer advice, but he won’t butt in. He knows what it’s like to be humiliated by someone older or more important, so he’ll let the rookie learn from his own mistakes.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

Jim has a broken arm throughout the majority of his story, but that doesn’t stop him from getting into fights. He’s often covered in bruises, but he grits his teeth and struggles through it. He thinks of Calista, her daughter Lacey, and his sister Mia—the people he loves and wants to protect—and he’s capable of anything. He’ll bear any pain if it means protecting his family.

Where to buy Arresting Jeremiah

Amazon https://amzn.to/32vAlqu
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/2E4eJYO
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/arresting-jeremiah
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=XwMBEAAAQBAJ
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 the #SecondChance #Romance Beneath the Lies (Forgotten Trilogy #1) by Sapna Bhog @sapnawrites #RLFblog #SuspenseHow would you feel when the man you have known and loved for the last five years is not who he said he was? That everything he ever told you was all a lie.

Sapna, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Beneath the Lies (Forgotten Trilogy #1).

Beneath the Lies (Forgotten Trilogy #1) by Sapna Bhog

Genre Romance, Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

An accident changed our lives forever and now I have to bring him back to us because he doesn’t remember our life, our family or us. One minute, I was just a regular girl from India married to a man she loved, and the next, my life has changed completely because I’m married to an English Duke, who doesn’t remember me.

My name is Aaliya Singh Talbot and I will do whatever it takes to bring my husband back from the darkness and into the light.

I will make him remember no matter what I have to do!

I will make him remember everything – beneath all the lies!

Where to buy Beneath the Lies (Forgotten Trilogy #1)

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52909763-beneath-the-lies
Amazon https://amzn.to/2QNBOFL

Sapna Bhog Social Media

Sapna Bhog is an author from India who writes contemporary and historical romance novels. As a self-proclaimed die-hard romantic, her books are filled with swoon-worthy heroes and feisty heroines who clash all the time, but do get their happy ever after. Sapna has always surrounded herself with books and when she is not writing she is reading. Originally from Dubai, she now lives in Western India with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky. Sapna gave up a successful IT career and took a foray into writing and has never looked back since. Her favourite pastimes are reading, writing, traveling and shopping—not necessarily in that order.
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