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Is It True: Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily @sydneyjanebaily #RLFblog #historicalromanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Sydney Jane Baily, author of Lord Misery, a historical romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Lord Misery by Sydney Jane Baily

Genre Historical Romance, Victorian

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

A devastated viscount…

Jameson Carlyle Turner’s life has been topsy-turvy, from illegitimacy to titled nobility, from a solitary gambler to a happily married husband. When bent steel and a horrific wreckage upend his world, he buries his beloved along with his heart and his happiness.

A lady who won’t take no for an answer…

Maisie Darrow understands grief all too well. She also knows the only way to move on with one’s life is to jump back in with both feet. Longing to help the distraught viscount, she falls irrevocably in love with him, only to have her hopes dashed by a mysterious letter from home.

When she sets out on a seemingly reckless and treacherous path, Jameson vows neither time, nor Maisie’s warm attention will wear down his grief-hardened walls, for he knows he cannot survive another blow. Can she convince him to risk his heart again despite the swirling winds of uncertainty?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

False, this is about my thirteenth book.

this book is part of a series?

True, Book 5 of the Beastly Lords, but totally stand-alone story as all my books are.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

True, this was a tough book to write, with grief and holding on to the past and renewal and new love. Wanted to handle it sensitively and realistically.

you did research for this book?

True, I always research and learn new things, for instance a man didn’t have to wear black in Victorian times to show his grief, even if his spouse died, but if he remarried during the first year or so after his wife died, the new wife would have to be shrouded in black mourning clothing to show respect for the deceased.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

True, there are horses and some lovely kittens.

this book has more than one genre?

False.

you speak more than one language?

True, English and French.

you grew up where you live now?

False, I grew up in Southern California and in London, England. I now live in New England.

you love to read?

True!

you are never late?

False. Bad habit.

you love pizza?

True, one of my favorite foods, along with Mexican and Indian food.

you love sushi?

False, I wouldn’t say love, and I am a bit squeamish, but I have had some “cooked” sushi that I really enjoyed.

you have a pet?

True, currently my dog, Perry, and my cat, Sabby McFlabby.

Where to buy Lord Misery

Publisher Dragonblade Publishing

Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07V3VRFJG/

Sydney Jane Baily Social Media

Sydney Jane Baily writes historical romance set in Victorian England, late 19th-century America, the Middle Ages, the Georgian era, and the Regency period. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already-challenging world.
Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending a lot of exceedingly happy time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers and Cadbury bars.
After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, book production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors both literary and not.
Sydney currently lives in New England with her family — human, canine, and feline.
You can learn more about her books, read her blog, sign up for her newsletter (& receive a free book), and contact her via her website at SydneyJaneBaily.com.
Connect with Sydney on Facebook or on Twitter.
Follow her on BookBub.
Website https://sydneyjanebaily.com
Blog https://sydneyjanebaily.com/my-blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/SydneyJaneBaily
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.jane.baily/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/sjbaily/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6589316.Sydney_Jane_Baily
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Sydney-Jane-Baily/e/B009LAIOM6
Newsletter https://sydneyjanebaily.com/contact-me/

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Leo from Lord Corsair by Sydney Jane Baily @SydneyJaneBaily @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsSydney Jane Baily, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

Lord Corsair by Sydney Jane Baily

Genre Victorian
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Miss Beryl Angsley, relishing a final few months of freedom before marriage, accompanies her father across the globe on a mission of diplomacy only to find herself kidnapped by Chinese pirates in the South China Sea.
British privateer, Philip Carruthers, on a secret undertaking for Queen Victoria, has at last found the treasure he’s sought for two years. Unfortunately, he also finds a captive Englishwoman.
Duty-bound to rescue her, he risks his ship, his crew, and his cat to return Lady Angsley to her father. In the midst of a dangerous world of pistols and plunder, Captain Carruthers goes from privateer to pirate in order to steal the heart of a lady.

Meet Leo from Lord Corsair

Full name: Leo, the Cat
Nickname: Leo
Gender: Male
Species: Domestic Short Hair
Physical description: Stout, orange tabby
Relationship to main character: Loyal friend, shipmate, and helper to Lord Corsair
Relationship to the villain/antagonist: Attacks villain to save heroine
Where this furbaby came from: Belonged to Lord Corsair’s twin brother who died in a carriage accident
Do you have any working or service animals in your stories? Tell us about them.
Leo is a working crewmember, keeping the mouse population down onboard ship, as well as happily jumping onto both enemy vessels and enemies in general.
What inspired you to create this character?
My own dear cat, Leo, part Maine Coon, whom I found under a lilac bush one harsh winter. A gentle soul, to be sure but fierce when necessary.
What does the main character think about this furbaby?
Lord Corsair inherited his brother’s cat upon his twin’s death. He has mixed emotions but wouldn’t part with him for anything. Grudgingly admires the cat, but is occasionally at the receiving end of the cat’s temper.
What does the villain/antagonist think about this furbaby?
My villains do not like cats! Leo vanquishes one particular bad guy in an alley.
How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?
Leo takes to Beryl, our heroine, as soon as she boards ship, much to Lord Corsair’s amazement.
What does this furbaby add to the story?
Warmth and humor, and Leo shows us the hero’s softer side. Also, without Leo, the heroine might have met a terrible end.

About Your Pet’s Name

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Leo from Lord Corsair by Sydney Jane Baily @SydneyJaneBaily @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsThis post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.
I currently have one rescue dog, Perry, from Tennessee, and one tuxedo cat, Sabby, whom we adopted from a shelter. We used to have four cats, but sadly, the others have passed away. These two get along well by ignoring each other mostly.
Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?
Leo from Lord Corsair was definitely modeled after my real-life cat, Leo, though my Leo wouldn’t have been happy leaving home or going on adventures, except in the back yard.
What do your pets do when you are writing?
Perry is under my desk right now. Sabby is a cat, meaning she does whatever she wants whenever she wants.
Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.
Perry, any tennis ball
Sabby, leave me alone, I’m a cat.

Where to buy Lord Corsair

Publisher DragonMedia Publishing, Inc
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NLLLF1D/

Sydney Jane Baily Social Media

Sydney Jane Baily writes historical romance set in Victorian England, late 19th-century America, the Middle Ages, the Georgian era, and the Regency period. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already-challenging world.
Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending a lot of exceedingly happy time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers and Cadbury bars.
After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, book production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors both literary and not.
Sydney currently lives in New England with her family — human, canine, and feline.
You can learn more about her books, read her blog, sign up for her newsletter (and receive a free book), and contact her via her website at SydneyJaneBaily.com.
Connect with Sydney on Facebook or on Twitter.
Follow her on BookBub.
Website https://sydneyjanebaily.com
Blog https://sydneyjanebaily.com/my-blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/SydneyJaneBaily
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sydney.jane.baily/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/sjbaily/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6589316.Sydney_Jane_Baily
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Sydney-Jane-Baily/e/B009LAIOM6
Newsletter https://sydneyjanebaily.com/contact-me/

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robsrescues/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RobsRescues

Shout out to Best Friends Animal Society

My favorite charity. Best Friends Animal Society operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.

Their goal: Save them all!

Their mission: “The problem is a big one, no question…but we believe it’s possible to make this senseless killing a thing of the past.” http://bestfriends.org/

 

Free Sci Fi for the weekend: For Women Only by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is For Women Only by Kayelle Allen. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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For Women Only by Kayelle Allen

To save his brother, Khyff must seduce a powerful alien ambassador. A relationship with a human will derail her career and destroy her, so it’s vital he keep Mehfawni enthralled and occupied, too busy for affairs of state. Though he hates her people, Khyff finds her noble, attentive, and gentle. When he begins to like her, he must guard his heart, for if he fails in his mission, it means his brother’s life. The problem is, he never expected one of her kind to have such honor. He didn’t expect to trust her. And he didn’t expect to fall in love…
Enjoy a Science Fiction Romance from the sweeter side of the galaxy.
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Stella of Akrotiri: Deminon by Linda Rae SandeStella of Akrotiri: Deminon by Linda Rae Sande #FreeBookFriday #Read

Eternal love can last a thousand lifetimes when you’re an Immortal… or so they thought.
What’s become of the Immortal, Darius? His one and only wife, Stella, worries about his fate as she rules over the city-state of Deminon they founded centuries ago. She hasn’t seen Darius since he agreed to command a Roman legion against Hannibal. A fellow Immortal claims the former strategus of the Minoan armies was the victim of treachery and enslaved as a traitor to Rome, forced to fight gladiators as part of the funeral rites of powerful Romans. Undefeated, Darius inexplicably gives up his immortality—and his life—when he meets a younger, stronger gladiator in the arena.
Sure he is about to suffer a defeat at the hands of an untested Immortal, Darius does what he has to in order to preserve his Essence. With nearly two-thousand years of memories and experience leading men in battle, his Essence should be powerful enough to overcome that of the younger Immortal. Will it be enough, though, so that he can return to his Stella? To his life as King of Deminon? To see to the destruction of a former friend and Immortal whose deceit led to his arrest on charges of treason? To take revenge on the one who arranged his defeat in the arena? Or will his Essence slowly be subsumed, the memories of his nearly two-thousand-year lifespan—and of Stella—fading away in the mind of another?
When once these two Immortals had all the time in the world, time is suddenly of the Essence.

https://www.amazon.com/Stella-Akrotiri-Linda-Rae-Sande-ebook/dp/B07KGMFT8G

The Reluctant Billionaire Bride by Roz LeeThe Reluctant Billionaire Bride by Roz Lee #FreeBookFriday #Read

There are certain moments in her life that Julie Davis will never forget – like the moment she realized the numbers on her winning ticket would change her life forever. And the moment she thought she’d never live to spend a penny of her winnings. Then there was the moment she kissed Colin Parker and knew there were things in life money couldn’t buy—like happiness and happily-ever-afters.
Growing up in tiny Butte Plains, Texas, Colin Parker longed for the bright lights of Nashville to shine on him. Unwilling to let anyone derail his up-and-coming career, Colin is determined to forget Julie Davis and the promise of the one kiss they shared, but forgetting isn’t an option. When his career skyrockets he finds himself longing for home and the woman he let get away. There’s just one problem—Julie Davis doesn’t want any part of him or his celebrity lifestyle.
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Together by Eloreen MoonTogether by Eloreen Moon #FreeBookFriday #Read

Victor has loved El and En since high school. The problem is, they love each other and only see him as a friend. Victor leaves town, unable to cope with watching them together, but now he’s back—and his heart still feels the same.
El and En have had feelings for Victor for a long time, they just haven’t said anything. After all, a poly relationship isn’t something society looks upon kindly. But that isn’t going to stop them, not now they understand what missing Victor is like. They want their third, no matter what anyone says—they just have to find out whether Victor is up for the challenge.
Together again, individually, the three men know they’re meant to be a trio. The thing is, who will say so first? And will the dynamic work if Victor joins a stable couple? Can Victor fit in and have the relationship he’s dreamed of with the two men who have held his heart in their hands for what feels like forever?
Find out in Together.
Together was previously published in the Beautiful Skin: People of Color Anthology 2018
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An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane BailyAn Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Baily #FreeBookFriday #Read

An Improper Situation transports you to exciting — sometimes downright dangerous — Beacon Hill, the heart of glittering Victorian Boston.
How could a well-bred, intelligent woman not want two adorable children?
That’s what attorney Reed Malloy asks himself after an exhausting train ride from Boston to a dusty Colorado town with two orphans in tow. He’s not prepared for Miss Charlotte Sanborn, who wears her independence like a suit of armor, cloaks her identity behind her pen name, and flat out refuses to raise her kin!
Of all the gall! How dare this man stride into her home and expect her to rearrange her life?
Charlotte won’t risk any more heartache, not after raising her brother by herself and watching him leave. So why do these children and this handsome stranger awaken a yearning for something more than the life she has painstakingly created?
One letter changes everything…
When Charlotte forsakes all that’s familiar and enters Reed’s world of Boston high society, concealed malice abounds in the Beacon Hill mansions and ballrooms. Facing sinister forces and scorned women—and with passions ablaze—can Reed and Charlotte escape an Improper Situation?
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Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 31 day month.
This was the first month
using new interviews for 2014.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

RLF Gem Award 
(judged by page views) There were four ties with each author
gaining the same number of views. This many ties has not occurred before on
RLF. Congratulations to each author!
1. JD Faver
2. Mary Marvella, Tina Donahue
3. Charlie Cochrane, Danita Minnis
4. Babette James, Starla Kaye
5. Sydney Jane
Baily, Saloni Quinby
Honorable mention: Lucy Felthouse
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a
blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin’, Linky
Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog button readers and authors
can grab.. RLF takes up to three images per article, so authors can share
previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as SEO tags on posts,
and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million readers via its Twitter-linked
network. Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving
the author an additional opportunity for promotion.
The Romance Lives Forever
Paper.li ezine
features guest authors on its front page every day. The Yahoo Group Romance Lives Forever has
nearly 1200 members, and is Kayelle’s private group. It is open once a month to
authors who have been guests on the blog. Guests get one day to post info,
share news, book releases, offer contests, and so on. For that day, the group
is open and members are allowed to reply and take active part. It’s like an
old-fashioned chat, where you can share and answer questions. Only authors who
have reserved the day are allowed to post, so it’s exclusive. There is no
charge. You can read more about it here: http://is.gd/rlfauthorday

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Angela Smith, Aria
Kane, Ashley York, Audra North, Brenda Sparks, Cassandra Carr, Chris Redding, D
Renee Bagby, Diana Green, DP Denman, Heidi Lynn Anderson, Jana Richards, Kayelle
Allen, Kent
duFault, Kristina Knight, Nicole Morgan, Pippa Jay, Sherry Gloag, Wendi Zwaduk
Inescapable Attraction 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is An Inescapable Attraction (the Sanborn-Malloy series,
Book Three), an historical novel by Sydney Jane Baily.
In a year of roaming the West, angel-faced, sharp-tongued Eliza
encounters a world of card sharks and low-life gamesters, all the while trying to
forget the searing brand of one man’s fiery kisses. In a dangerous game of high-stakes
poker, she tangles with the wrong gambler and finds herself in a heap of trouble.
With heartache haunting her relentlessly and a killer on her trail, she has no choice
but to run.
Thaddeus Sanborn has always had a weakness for the girl he calls
Ellie. Even though she cut him to the quick by getting engaged to his childhood
friend, she’s the only female who’s ever kept his interest smoldering at a scorching
level. When she steams unexpectedly into his carefree life, derailing his plans
for getting rich, he’s stunned by the trouble that accompanies her. But he’ll do
just about anything—even kill—to protect her.
Dangerous men, Indian trackers, and wanton women populate the
landscape—while steam trains, swift horses, and a lively riverboat keep Eliza and
Thaddeus on the move. Though they do their best to escape the peril that’s always
merely a hoofbeat behind, they can never run away from their own Inescapable Attraction.

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