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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/

 

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

 

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