April 1, 2015

RLF Gem: @KTBlack_author Top Blogger Mar 2015 #RLFblog

RLF Gem 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month. Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests.

The Top Blogger for March was KT Black. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About KT Black

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. KT Black
2. Jessica Cale
3. Jane Leopold Quinn
4. Clare Dargin
5. Jessica E Subject

Honorable mention: Nancy Corrigan, Barbara Donlon Bradley

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New for 2015
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New RLFblog Admin - Nicole Morgan

I'm pleased to announce that author Nicole Morgan has agreed to assist me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the new blog admin. Look for emails from her. As we transition to a new system of recording and verifying guests, you might receive a duplicate note about your date. Please bear with us. We want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don't have to join this group -- it's simply a way for us to have a joint email and streamline things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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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:

Alanna Lucas, Andrea K. Stein, Anita Cox, Barbara White Daille, Brita Addams, Elodie Parkes, Erica Ridley, Eva Lefoy, Houston Havens, Ines Johnson, Jacquie Biggar, JoAnne Myers, Jocelyn Dex, Kim Headlee, Lauren Linwood, Lisa Haman, Russell Brooks, Sabrina York, Sasha Cottman, Taylor Brooks, Tina Gayle

March 31, 2015

Cover Love: Rocky Mountain Manhunt Boxed Set by @AuthorTBrooks #RLFblog #GLBT

About the Book
Title: The Rocky Mountain Manhunt Boxed Set
Genre: Erotic Romance, GLBT, ManLove
Author: Taylor Brooks
Book heat level: R
     In Shepherd's Bliss, for the past year, Jake Shepherd has tried to move on with his life since the man he loved walked out on him. But when Matt strolls back into Jake's life, a firestorm of emotions explodes between the two men. As they rekindle the fire they thought had blown out, a danger lurks in the surrounding mountains, threatening their lives and love forever.
     In Carter's Salvation, Jason Reddicker has a simple life taking care of his family's land. Shawn Carter is undersheriff for the west corner of Rio Arriba County, and he loves it there. Jason and Shawn's friendship blooms into something more, but now a homicidal maniac is on the loose, and before long their lives hang in the balance.
     In Taking Chance, Josh Landry's simple life as a small-town journalist is knocked off balance when a sexy new deputy strolls into town. Chance Jackson finally has his dream job, and he finds something special with a local reporter. As they struggle to control tension and passion in their budding relationship, a killer resurfaces, threatening not just their future but their very lives.
     In Tempting Talon, Doctor Jace Atkins settles in a small, peaceful town to open his own private practice. Talon Hart is a local fisherman, and when Jace and Talon meet, they couldn't be more different. But an instant connection brings the two together, and they soon learn that opposites really do attract. As their romance grows, an unknown danger threatens to tear them apart and all they hold dear.
     In Paul's Possession, Paul Rayburn move away from home to start a new life with his boyfriend, but things don't go as planned. Josh Hendricks, a small-town cop, is thrown into Paul';s troubled world, and sparks fly. Josh's life becomes even more complicated when a serial killer rips through their town leaving a trail of bodies and unveiling a thirty-year secret.
     Peril and passion entwine as the men of the Rocky Mountain Man Hunt fight for their lives and find love along the way.

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About the Author

Taylor Brooks first fell in love with writing when she penned her first book for Siren Publishing, Take Me. She’s also an avid reader and finds herself drawn to the stories of gay lovers, and finds the passion in such stories absolutely beautiful. This also explains why her genre of choice for her writing is GLBT.
In addition to her Sultry SoCal, Rocky Mountain Man Hunt, and Z Pac Alpha Shifter series, Taylor has many stories brewing inside her head just itching to break free. Stay tuned for more as she strives for exciting ways to tease and please her readers.

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March 30, 2015

Small Town Romance Sizzles @Nancy_Corrigan #RLFblog #Romance

A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there's a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won't find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone's norm.
She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she's the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she's married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.

Love Repeated

Love Repeated 
Genre: erotic contemporary
Author: Nancy Corrigan
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Sander's Valley, 1
Young lovers, Kyle and Ronnie, had the world ahead of them at seventeen. Stubbornness, misunderstanding and a mother's influence forced them to forge their own paths. A decade later, neither can find love.
Ronnie always thought it was easier to move on than deal with the pain and hurt of past mistakes. She made plenty of them, but so did Kyle and her parents. Kyle knows the moment he touches Ronnie that he still loves her. He won't repeat the past and let her leave him a second time.
It takes a tragedy and a secret to reunite them, but their passion returns in a rush along with regret and guilt. To have love, they'll have to overcome their issues—before her mother's sin takes Ronnie away, once and for all.

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Love Refocused

Love Refocused 
Genre: erotic contemporary
Author: Nancy Corrigan
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Sander's Valley, 2
Wyn Sander is surprised when his brother Kyle asks him to be best man at his wedding. Wyn's even more shocked to learn the woman who later walks into his garage is Ronnie's half-sister, Iona. He's instantly attracted to her. She's sophisticated, beautiful, and confident. At least she is until Wyn stands up. She flinches and a look of terror passes over her face. It bothers him to see. Luckily, desire replaces it, but it doesn't stop Wyn's curiosity. For the first time in his life, he wants to find out what made Iona fearful and fix it.
Iona can't believe her luck. The man she lusts after is her new sister's soon to be brother-in-law. The kiss they share shatters her, but her attempt to stop any involvement with him ends up with her agreeing to three dates. She decides Wyn is unlike any man she's ever known, and it's unfortunate she can't enjoy him. She isn't in the market for a boyfriend. All she wants is sex. The only problem is—she doesn't think Wyn sees things her way.

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March 29, 2015

Ryder: Stone Hard SEALs @sabrina_york #RLFblog #SEALhero

Stone Hard SEALs 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Stone Hard SEALs: A Duet of Steamy SEAL romance by NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Sabrina York.
Genre Military Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Book One: Ryder
A hostage rescue mission turns Ryder "Stone" Maddox's world on its ear when he comes face-to-face with his greatest fear: A woman he cannot resist. But he has to resist Lily Wilson. He's vowed never to fall in love. Besides, as the daughter of a senator, she is definitely off-limits. Lily sees things differently. Irresistibly drawn to this hot, hard SEAL, she is determined to prove they belong together…and that her man does not have a heart of stone. (Originally published in the NYT and USA Today Bestselling Hot Alpha SEALs collection)
Book Two: Drake
Drake Ronan is all man—a rock hard SEAL who doesn't need help from anyone. Doesn't need anyone. But when he's shot during a dangerous rescue mission, and has to rely on a beautiful nurse to survive, he realizes he has to rethink his resolution. Suddenly he can't imagine his life without Brandy in it. It's a damn shame she has a secret that could ruin everything.

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March 28, 2015

Mallow Mayhem - Lisa Haman @Lisa_Haman #RLFblog #peepnoir

Mallow Mayhem 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Philippa Marlowmellow in Mallow Mayhem.

Genre: Humor, Detective noir
Author Lisa Haman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Philippa Marlowmellow, a private chick working the seedy underbelly of Mallowtown known as the Pink, takes on a missing mallow case of one Jenny Bunny. With her mallow senses tingling, Philippa finds more than the missing mallow. To save her city and rescue Jenny, Philippa must take on the mobster, Big Bunny, and solve the most notorious case in Mallowtown history.
You can't trust anyone in The Pink.

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About the Author

Lisa Haman lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and two cats, O.C. and Koko. Koko loves to help her to write on occasion by sitting on the keyboard of her laptop. Lisa plays electric bass, aka Kitty Blue, with the praise band at her church. Although she doesn't design her own patterns, Lisa creates beautiful pictures with counted cross stitch, which more often than not go to family and friends. Lisa's interest in the paranormal fuels her imagination. She likes to scare herself silly with reality ghost series on television. She likes to write wherever her imagination takes her, but focuses on young adult fiction. She also is working on her first paranormal series for young adults yet to be titled. Her first novella, Fat Farm, is a work of speculative fiction, takes us on a journey where beauty is important and being overweight sends you off to a fat farm, where you may or may not return. Lisa's favorite quote is from Robert Frost. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Lisa takes the road less traveled in her stories.

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March 27, 2015

Lauren Linwood's Ballad Beauty @LaurenLinwood #cowboys #RLFblog

Ballad Beauty 
Romance Lives Forever welcomes Lauren Linwood, historical western romance author.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
I'd written five previous historical romances, but I'd never mined the gold in my native state of Texas! I decided it was time to feature a hero who lived here, and the first thing that came to mind was a Texas Ranger. They helped tamed Texas from the wild land that it was. My twist? My hero is the son of an infamous outlaw and chose to become a lawman because of what he'd seen in his childhood. He knows exactly what his daddy is, but the heroine he falls for has no idea that her father is also an outlaw—and partner-in-crime to the hero's daddy!
What is your favorite genre to read?
Since I was a history teacher for many years, I enjoy authors who combine pieces of history within thrillers. Steve Berry, David Baldacci, and Brad Meltzer are some of the best at this.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Hands down, it's Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. He's a hero in every sense of the word, and I admire his moral core and what a great father he is to his two children.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I'm pleased to announce that I've dipped my toe into the romantic suspense pond after releasing six historicals. Leave Yesterday Behind will be released in June. I have another medieval historical, A Knight for Kallen, coming out in the fall, and early in 2016 my second romantic suspense, Illusions of Death, will appear. I've just finished another western which I'm letting ferment a bit before I send it off to my editor, and I'm 25 chapters into another romantic suspense that's set in Dallas.
Please tell us about your latest book.
After ten years apart, Boston schoolmarm Jenny McShanahan receives a letter from her beloved father that instructs her to join him in Texas. She has no idea that he's become Famous Sam McShan, the Robin Hood of the West. She arrives to find Sam already gone, but he left instructions for Jenny to hire a guide and rendezvous with him in Nevada.
Texas Ranger Noah Daniel Webster knows Sam personally because his father, Pistol Pete Webber, was Sam's longtime partner in crime. When Pete is killed during their last big score, Noah requests the assignment to bring Sam to justice. Going undercover, he volunteers to act as Jenny's escort across the dangerous prairie, using her to track her outlaw father's location.
As they journey through rough country, love blossoms—but Noah knows the second he arrests Sam, his betrayal will kill Jenny's love for him. Should the lawman do his duty as a Ranger, or should he let love rule? The choice Noah makes will change their lives forever.

About the Book

Title: Ballad Beauty
Genre: western historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level: PG13

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March 26, 2015

Barbara White Daille Cowboy's Little Surprise @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #cowboys

The Cowboy's Little Surprise 
Barbara White Daille author of The Cowboy's Little Surprise answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny U.S. Southwest, where they don’t mind the lizards in their front yard but could do without the scorpions in the bathroom.
A writer from the age of nine and a novelist since eighth grade, Barbara is now an award-winning author with a number of novels to her credit.
The first book in The Hitching Post Hotel series, The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, debuts in April 2015, followed by A Rancher of Her Own in July and an as-yet-untitled book in December.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romance, romantic suspense, mystery. Sometimes YA. Whatever it is, I like something with a romantic relationship in it.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Pot roast with carrots, potatoes, onions, and brown gravy, with plenty of everything for leftovers. Yum!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Really, Alaskan King crab legs, but since they're pricey, I only do that if we're celebrating something special. On a regular night out, anything Italian—lasagna, baked ziti, stuffed shells. A salad on the side. A full bread basket with warm olive oil and herbs. My only regret is most Italian restaurants don't serve brownies or chocolate cake!
Describe the perfect vacation.
A condo near a beach, where we could take long walks at night, view the stars and listen to the surf. Nearby, there would have to be good restaurants, an ice cream parlor, and a shop that sold decadent chocolate desserts. And of course, I'd have to have access to many quiet, comfortable spots where I could curl up with a book.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My favorite toy was a book. I don't mean to "cheat," but I wasn't into much of anything else. I spent all my free time reading—and wish I could still do that now. A book was always at the top of my list when anyone asked what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas, and I loved loved LOVED getting the next Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden in the series.

About the Book

Title The Cowboy's Little Surprise
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Cowboy's Little Surprise by Barbara White Daille
The Long Way Home
A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she's tried to bury the pain of Cole's cruel betrayal. But it's impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son's eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.
Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there's a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can't be the man Tina deserves, he's determined to try. For his son's sake—and his own.

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March 25, 2015

Jacquie Biggar Rebel's Redemption @jacqbiggar #RLFblog #RomSuspense

The Rebel's Redemption 
Jacquie Biggar author of The Rebel's Redemption answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

From the time Jacquie was twelve years old, she knew she wanted to be a writer. That year she wrote a short story called Count Daffodil after spending countless hours searching for ideas. The story garnered Jacquie an A and was read aloud through the school's loudspeaker system. Needless to say, after that she was hooked.
Jacquie grew up, got married, raised a family and left her writing urges to simmer in the background unattended.
She owned and operated a successful diner in her hometown for a number of wonderful years before deciding to live her dream of becoming an author.
Jacquie's first book, Tidal Falls, a romantic suspense novel about second chances, released September of 2014.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
I love cooking a pot roast with roasted potatoes, onions, turnips, carrots, and maybe Yorkshire pudding.
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
At the moment it's Jim Heron from J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel series. He's trying to save the world one soul at a time in a deadly game against his arch enemy Devina. If you haven't tried them yet, you should. Awesome series.
What's your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
That's easy, #1lineWed @KissOfDeath There's a different topic each Wednesday where you're welcome to post a line from a WIP. No buy links.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I'm living it. We recently moved to Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. It's amazing. Ocean, mountains, ancient Cedars, friendly people, and a relaxed lifestyle, it doesn't get much better.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love romance of any kind. My favorites are military style romantic suspense.

About the Book

Title The Rebel's Redemption
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Jacquie Biggar
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Annie Campbell has made a good life for her and her young son in the mountain town of Tidal Falls. She's dating the sheriff, owns a successful business, and has the support of the community.
So why isn't it quite enough?
Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth, and now, after eight years in the military, he returns a bitter, disillusioned man.
Then he finds out he's a father.
When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he's always loved and the child he never knew, or will it be too late?

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March 24, 2015

#Historical Romance An Unsuitable Match @sashacottman #RLFblog

An Unsuitable Match 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is An Unsuitable Match by Sasha Cottman.

About the Book

Title An Unsuitable Match
Genre historical romance
Author Sasha Cottman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The Favourite Heiress...
Once engaged to the future Duke of Strathmore, the beautiful Lady Clarice Langham now finds herself in the humiliating position of celebrating his marriage – to another woman. As a result of the scandal, it seems her reign as London's most eligible debutante has come to an end. But things begin to look up when handsome and charming rake David Radley makes it clear that, at least as far as he's concerned, she's still the catch of the season.
The Illegitimate Son...
The eldest son of the Duke of Strathmore, David Radley has been raised alongside his father's legitimate children. But while he is generally received as part of the family, not everyone thinks he should be, and especially not Clarice's father, the Earl of Langham, who forbids her from having anything to do with him.
An Unsuitable Match...
David's been in love with Clarice for years, and it isn't long before the attraction between them develops into something deeper. Yet he senses Clarice is hiding something and until she reveals her secret, she won't be free to follow her heart. Despite everything, David will not give up on Clarice, not even when another seems set to claim her.

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Publisher Destiny Romance (Random House Penguin)
Also available from iTunes, Kobo, GooglePlay, JBHiFi, Big W, Destiny Romance and Penguin

About the Author

Sasha Cottman is a multi-published, award-winning author. Her Regency heroes and heroines are part of London's social elite, yet still search for the elusive gift of true love. Her stories are centred on loyal and loving families.
An Unsuitable Match Finalist ARRA Best Historical, Best Cover and Best Continuing Series 2014. An Unsuitable Match Finalist AusRom Best Author, Best Cover, Book of the Year and Best Established Author 2014.
Book Trailer An Unsuitable Match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af0ITmSQ5kQ

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March 23, 2015

5 Easy Questions: Alanna Lucas When We Dance @alannalucas27 #RLFblog #historical

When We Dance 
Alanna Lucas author of When We Dance answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Alanna Lucas is a historical romance author, who loves writing historical romance just as much as she loves reading them. When not daydreaming of her next hero Alanna can be found reading, spending time with family, or plotting her next travel destination.
Alanna is a member of the Romance Writers of America, East Valley Authors, The Beau Monde, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. She makes her home in Southern California with her family. She loves to hear from readers.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Italian food- lots of pasta, a variety of cheeses, and don't forget the wine ;-)
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
In-n-Out. It is a hamburger place in California.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I love going to Europe, especially The Netherlands (I have family there)
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I like to read about history whether nonfiction or fiction. I guess it is a good thing I write historical romance.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Monster by Imagine Dragons
About the Book
Title When We Dance
Genre historical romance-Regency
Author Alanna Lucas
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Nigel Rochefort succeeds at everything he attempts, but burying his family in scandal and breaking up a wedding while seducing the bride is not quite what he had in mind. Nor was finding true love.
Step By Step
Miss Artemisia Germayne is used to gossip. She is far from the ton's version of an ideal beauty. Worse still, she cannot dance. But when she finds herself in the uncomfortable predicament of abandonment on her wedding day, embarrassed and humiliated she retreats to the country.
Nigel Rochefort, second son of the Earl of Monfort, has always taken his good fortune for granted, so when the woman for whom he has a secret tendre is about to marry his friend, the only logical thing to do is break up the wedding. But that scandal is only the start. The bride's sister has also disappeared, and Nigel must first clear his name to assure Artemisia's affections. As he gives chase, many truths are yet to be learned. This is no simple country dance or game of seduction but an unstoppable waltz of desire—and true love.
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