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Georgia Pine: Southern Promises #3 by KG Fletcher @kgfletcher3 #RLFblog #NewRelease #sportsromanceKG Fletcher, 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.

Georgia Pine: Southern Promises #3 by KG Fletcher

Genre Contemporary Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The agony of defeat never felt so real.
Never in a million years did Jessica Kaufman think she would be divorced from her real-estate mogul husband and left to raise four young daughters on her own in an affluent Atlanta subdivision. The very last thing she expects is an encounter with her gorgeous gardener who looks more like a sexy beast from her daughters’ favorite Disney movie. She is smitten with his evergreen eyes, wild mane of hair and impressive stature.
Tim McGill is in hiding – his reputation and celebrated career on the West Coast left in shambles. He moves far away to distance himself from his downfall and inconspicuously tends the upper-class landscapes to keep his renowned identity a secret. Unlike his typical wealthy clients, Jessica doesn’t seem to mind that he’s a gardener. One spark between them is all it takes to ignite a fiery passion that could explode if Tim’s identity is revealed. He must earn Jessica’s trust and finally come to terms with what he has lost.
Can Tim open his heart wide enough to let in a beautiful mother and her four little girls? Or will his Southern Belle turn her back on him and walk away from their happily-ever-after?
Why did you write this book?
This is Book Three in my Southern Promises Series. It’s the final book in the series and can be read as a standalone.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary Romance
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie from Outlander
What are you working on at the moment?
Contemplating continuing the Southern Promises Series (numerous readers have reached out wanting more) but I have started another standalone contemporary romance novel with the working title, Run To The Sea
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Perhaps a Southern Promises Book Four and another contemporary standalone I’m working on.

Where to buy Georgia Pine: Southern Promises #3

Amazon US: https://goo.gl/BHgktw
Amazon CA: https://goo.gl/14Hnxe
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/2irXCJ
Amazon AU: https://goo.gl/ns39jN
FREE on Kindle Unlimited

KG Fletcher Social Media

KG Fletcher is the author of the standalone contemporary romance, The Nearness of You and romantic suspense novels, Love Song and Unexpected. Southern Promises is her first series and features three standalone romance novels: Georgia Clay, Georgia On My Mind and Georgia Pine. She lives in Atlanta, GA and is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute.” www.almosteltonjohn.com
KG and her husband Ladd are officially empty-nesters after recently sending the youngest of their three gorgeous sons off to college. She is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet and spicy love” to help promote her romance novels. She is also a conference speaker and shares how music can enhance a writer’s experience.
Website https://www.kgfletcherauthor.com
Twitter https://www.twitter.com/kgfletcher3
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kgfletcherauthor/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/kfletcher3
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40774458-georgia-pine
Amazon Author Page https://www.Amazon.com/author/kgfletcher
Georgia Pine Spotify Playlist: https://goo.gl/GZEjLd
YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxD4r0_mOYWWiVmlT_JSSdg

 

Know the Hero from Before the Whistle by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #sportsromanceLinda 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 hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Before the Whistle by Linda O’Connor

Genre Sports 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 Hero from Before the Whistle

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Goes to the gym or kicks back and watches the sports highlights from the day.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Street meat – hot dog or sausage with the works. Quick and easy.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Khakis, collared shirt, and a Clarington Quakes team jacket.
Does he know how to fix things?
His handyman skills could use a little work, but he’s great to have around in a medical emergency. Cardiac arrest? Respiratory distress? That he can fix.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
He was tired of his tiny place close to the arena. It was time to find a new place, preferably with a view of the Charlebois River. He found a little house, but the deal fell through. Enough. He asked a realtor for help, and now he has the lead on a condominium – with a great view and even better neighbors.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
Doesn’t daunt him – he’s outgoing and happy to meet Quakes fans of all ages.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
When the alarm goes, he’s up out of bed and ready to roll.
Can he use chopsticks?
Why would he when a knife and fork are so much faster? Unless he was dining out with the elusive Jordyn Kendra. Then he’d be in no rush to finish the meal, and he’d fumble with chopsticks one grain of rice at a time.
Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it?
Yup. Large double double at the drive-thru on the way to work.
What apps would he have on his phone?
ESPN, theScore, SHARKdocs, SportsMed, ATReports
Android or iPhone?
iPhone
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean-shaven
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin
Personal vehicle or public transport?
BMW X6 sports car courtesy of the Clarington Quakes
Recycle or toss?
Recycle. Always.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

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 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 www.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/

 

Know the Heroine from Beyond the Face-Off by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #sportsromanceLinda 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.

Beyond the Face-Off by Linda O’Connor

Genre Sports romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Kelly Danali has a big personality. She runs a pharmacy by day and lights up the local theatre scene by night. There’s nothing she craves more than a spot in the limelight. Jake Ross is a homegrown hockey star. He’s been traded back to the Clarington Quakes and spends most of his time avoiding the press and hockey-crazed fans.
Kelly wants to curb an alarming trend of drug abuse in local teens, and Jake, with his athleticism and sex appeal, would be the perfect spokesperson. Except there’s one problem – there’s nothing Jake craves more than privacy and solitude.
Jake finds Kelly irresistible and skates around the possibility of falling in love, but is she more attracted to hockey, fame, or him?
There’s more to love…Beyond the Face-Off.

Know the Heroine from Beyond the Face-Off

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Text a friend. She loves people.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
A sweet dessert from Bebbington’s Cafe – Yum.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Classy but casual – just like her!
Does she know how to fix things?
She does. She just bought a house. Lots to fix up..thank goodness for Youtube videos!
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
She’s having trouble with her current role acting opposite her ex as her love interest. The chemistry just isn’t there. She asked Jake to help her practice the love scenes. *wink*
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Always outgoing and friendly
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Up and wide awake, ready to face the day
Can she use chopsticks?
If she’s hungry enough.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
Coffee – black
What apps would she have on her phone?
Wunderlist, CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties), UptoDate, Mobile Banking, iPerform, ProPrompter
Android or iPhone?
iPhone
Earrings or unpierced ears?
Earrings – big dangling colourful earrings are her favorite
Tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin – she has fair skin typical of redheads
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Her own red Chevrolet Spark – all paid off.
Recycle or toss?
Recycle (always!)
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Beyond the Face-Off

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G6XMD6B

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/

 

Georgia Pine ~ Southern Promises ~ Book 3 by KG Fletcher @kgfletcher3 #RLFblog #sportsromanceKG Fletcher, 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.

Georgia Pine ~ Southern Promises ~ Book Three by KG Fletcher

Genre Contemporary Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The agony of defeat never felt so real.
Never in a million years did Jessica Kaufman think she would be divorced from her real-estate mogul husband and left to raise four young daughters on her own in an affluent Atlanta subdivision. The very last thing she expects is an encounter with her gorgeous gardener who looks more like a sexy beast from her daughters’ favorite Disney movie. She is smitten with his evergreen eyes, wild mane of hair and impressive stature.
Tim McGill is in hiding – his reputation and celebrated career on the West Coast left in shambles. He moves far away to distance himself from his downfall and inconspicuously tends the upper-class landscapes to keep his renowned identity a secret. Unlike his typical wealthy clients, Jessica doesn’t seem to mind that he’s a gardener. One spark between them is all it takes to ignite a fiery passion that could explode if Tim’s identity is revealed. He must earn Jessica’s trust and finally come to terms with what he has lost.
Can Tim open his heart wide enough to let in a beautiful mother and her four little girls? Or will his Southern Belle turn her back on him and walk away from their happily-ever-after?

Where to buy Georgia Pine ~ Southern Promises ~ Book Three

Preorder on Amazon https://goo.gl/BHgktw
Free on Kindle Unlimited
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40774458-georgia-pine

KG Fletcher Social Media

KG Fletcher is the author of the standalone contemporary romance, The Nearness of You and romantic suspense novels, Love Song and Unexpected. She is currently working on her first series, Southern Promises featuring three standalone romance novels: Georgia Clay, Georgia On My Mind and Georgia Pine. She is an active member of RWA and the Georgia Romance Writers Association. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist” showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute.” www.almosteltonjohn.com
KG lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and their three gorgeous sons. She is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet & spicy love” to help promote her romance novels.
Website: www.kgfletcherauthor.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kgfletcher3
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kellyf9393/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kgfletcherauthor/
Amazon: www.Amazon.com/author/kgfletcher
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/kfletcher3
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39880601-georgia-on-my-mind
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxD4r0_mOYWWiVmlT_JSSdg
Original Song recorded for the series! http://www.kgfletcherauthor.com/songs–cabaret.html

 

Katie Kenyhercz, 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.

Found on Anna Maria Island by Katie Kenyhercz

Found on Anna Maria Island by Katie Kenyhercz @KatieKenyhercz #RLFblog #SportsRomanceGenre Sports Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Tampa Thunder hockey player Lucas Sullivan’s world took a hard check when his parents revealed he had a sister they gave up for adoption when she was born. His mother’s recent health scare brought the truth to light, and a search for the lost Sullivan began. It seems to be one step forward, two steps back, and Lucas is still trying to wrap his head around it all while battling to win the Cup, and he’s so close. To de-stress between games, he heads home to Anna Maria Island every chance he gets, looking for relaxation and peace of mind. What he finds instead is a beautiful, new surf instructor who dekes past his defenses and gets dangerously close to his heart.
Skylar Avery’s sister Scarlet has always been her best friend even though they aren’t biologically sisters. When Scarlet’s search for her birth family hit a wall, she stopped looking. Sky didn’t. Finally, the dots connected and led her to the Sullivan sports dynasty family and their home base, Anna Maria Island. Taking a job as a surf instructor puts her in the right place at the right time to meet middle brother Lucas Sullivan. He’s her ticket to getting to know the whole family so she can decide if they deserve to know Scarlet. One problem: he’s kind of perfect. Without meaning to, she starts to fall for the hockey player. Can their sweet connection survive the truth?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Baked mac and cheese with diced red bell pepper and a dash of cayenne.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I have an unconventional answer to this! I’d say Odd Thomas from Dean Koontz’s book of the same name. Odd is not your typical hero. He’s average in every way except for his ability to see the dead and his epic love for his childhood sweetheart, Stormy. Odd’s romantic devotion is so sweet, and he has such a pure heart. He’s brave but has no problem admitting when he’s afraid. It never stops him from doing the right thing anyway.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love mysteries and psychological thrillers (Jonathan Kellerman) as well as urban fantasy (Rachel Caine) and comedy (Janet Evanovich)!
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
It depends on the characters! I’ve watched a lot of hockey games, picked through sites on First Nations Canadians, dove into surfing videos, and spent time buried in figure skating books. If my characters have jobs or passions I’m unfamiliar with, I get familiar before I sit down to write!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Thunderstruck by AC/DC because Luc plays for the Tampa Thunder!

Where to buy Home on Anna Maria Island

Amazon http://a.co/b0lFdQp
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lost-on-anna-maria-island-kristina-knight/1127803791
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1336209575
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lost-on-anna-maria-island-1

Katie Kenyhercz Social Media

Website www.katiekenyhercz.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/KatieKenyhercz
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/652117618203453/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/xjezzebelle/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6924349.Katie_Kenyhercz
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Katie-Kenyhercz/e/B00BG0LA8Y/
Newsletter https://tinyletter.com/KatieKenyhercz

 

Let’s meet Bryce Lowery from City Boy, a new gay hockey romance by AE Wasp. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever.

City Boy by AE Wasp

Genre: Contemporary gay hockey romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Self published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/City-Boy-Hot-Off-Book-ebook/dp/B07339WG93/

Follow the money or follow your heart? Either way, you lose.

When a blown tire leads directly to mind-blowing sex with a white knight named Dakota, pro-hockey player Bryce Lowery discovers he is most definitely gay.

Being with Dakota opens up a whole new world. Bryce can’t imagine life without him. But he refuses to be Bryce’s dirty little secret. If he wants to keep Dakota, he’s either going to have to come out publicly or retire and walk away from millions of dollars.

City Boy is a first time gay, fish out of water, May/December love story with a happy ending. It features snarky siblings, a dirty-talking farmer, lots of food, and big choices. (No poultry was harmed in the making of this book.)

Introducing Bryce Lowery

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Hockey Player – Center

Ethnicity: White American

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall, even compared to other guys on the team. 6′ 5″ Dakota says I look like the Brawny guy when I have my beard and my hair is long. It’s not completely inaccurate. Sometimes I shave, but I’ve come to like the hair a bit longer. And Dakota likes it, so I keep it. I work out a lot. I have to, it’s part of the job.

Tell us about yourself, please.

There’s not much to tell, I think. I’m the oldest of five. My father left when the twins were babies. I was ten. I was already playing hockey, so I decided that I would be the best hockey player ever and support my family from it. I never wanted them to be poor again. It was all I did. All I’ve ever done. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I got my GED when I started playing professionally at seventeen. Hockey is all I ever did. Until now. Until I met Dakota.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Dakota Ryan. He’s amazing. He saved my life when we met. Well, he says he just changed a tire, but he kept me from going over a cliff in more ways than one. He’s 24. A farmer. A real life farmer. He was adopted from foster care when he was six by this hippie couple and then raised on the farm. I never met his parents. They died when he was sixteen. So about eight years before we met. I can’t believe how strong he is. He survived and thrived. He knows so much more than I do about mostly everything. Except how to have fun and let people take care of him, he just added. He’s reading over my shoulder.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

We live comfortably. I’m not going to lie. I made some good money playing hockey for so long. And Julia – that’s my sister – she’s invested it wisely. But I’m not into a flashy lifestyle. We live in the gorgeous farmhouse on our apple orchard/farm. I do love to surprise people and indulge them. Before me, Dakota hadn’t been anywhere but Colorado. My favorite thing to spend money on is taking him all the places I love. Seeing them aging through his eyes makes them even more special. Sometimes, I’ll take a bunch of people, his sister and his friends, my siblings and the kids and just go somewhere fun.

What is your viewpoint on wealth?

Oh man. Money is what almost made me lose Dakota and this wonderful life we’ve built. Having too much of it can give you a distorted view of what’s important. And getting it from such a young age, you don’t learn how to solve problems. Not everything can be fixed by throwing money at it. That was my knee-jerk reaction, and it drove Dakota crazy.

Now I see it as a tool, a type of energy. I just want to know that everyone I love will never want for anything. I like taking care of them. I like spreading the wealth. We run a foundation and support a lot of organizations. Children in foster care and making sure low-income kids have access to sports are two of our main causes. Not a surprise, I know.

If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?

I’m going to answer these together, because the answer is the same. My dad. I want to see him and I never want to see him again. Considering he’s dead, I won’t ever see him again in this lifetime. I only found out he was dead when I inherited the farm and orchard. (But that’s a whole long story.) I want to ask him how could he do it? How could he have walked away from a wife and kids? From a family who loved and needed him? I’m never be able to understand that. Family is the most important thing – whether it’s your birth family or your chosen family.

Oh, maybe I’d want to meet Dakota’s birth parents, too. At least my dad just left. His parents, well, they weren’t so nice. The state took him away when he was a toddler. I think they’re still alive. Probably best I don’t ever meet them if they want to stay that way.

But yeah. I’d want my father to answer all my questions, but I have a feeling there’s nothing he could ever say to make me understand him.

Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?

Only from myself, apparently. You’d think I would have known I was gay before I was 34 years old. Other people knew, or suspected. Like my ex-wife.

Then when I fell in love with Dakota, I guess it was pretty obvious, even though I was trying to keep it hidden. I think my mom knew when I picked her up from the airport. She claims it was because I talked about him the entire ride home. She says she kept count and that I said the name Dakota forty-seven time in the hour ride. I think she’s exaggerating.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I’m not good at anything but playing hockey, and that the only thing I have to offer anyone in the world is my ability to earn money doing it. Without hockey, I don’t even know who I am.

AE Wasp Social Media

After time spent raising children, earning several college degrees, and traveling the world with the U.S. State Department, she is returning to her first love – writing. A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane.

Website: http://aewasp.com
Blog: http://aewasp.com/blog
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