March 2, 2015

Trailing Kaiwulf: Find an invisible man? Why not? #scifiromance #RLFblog

Trailing Kaiwulf 
A Cover Love feature includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Trailing Kaiwulf by Kayelle Allen.

About the Book

Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Romance Lives Forever Books
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check. Hold intrusive military goons at bay. Check. Find an invisible man in a different dimension. Check. Finish out the vacation TRAIL yanked you back from to do it? Easier said than done. Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than they've earned before as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. After this, they might not need jobs. They're the best there is, and the item, person, or secret hasn't been invented that these two can't recover. Until now. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? The archaeologist in charge can't afford this fee, and neither can the military. So the real question is who -- or what -- is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?

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About the Author

Kayelle Allen is a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr. She is the owner of the Romance Lives Forever blog.

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March 1, 2015

RLF Gem Award: Top Bloggers Feb 2015 #RLFblog @BarbaraWDaille

RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 27 posts in a 28 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 February was Barbara White Daille. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog.

About Barbara White Daille

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. Barbara White Daille
2. Mae Hancock
3. Jacquie Biggar
4. Naughty Literati
5. Tina Donahue

Honorable mention: Jill Blake, Charlotte Howard, Suz deMello

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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:

Anna Durand, Dariel Raye, Emily Mims, Heloise West, Ines Johnson, Jana Richards, Jordan K Rose, Kathy L Wheeler, Kayelle Allen, Lucy Felthouse, Marilyn Baron, Mary Dressel, Melinda Dozier, MJ O'Shea, MJ Schiller, Naomi Bellina, Racheline Maltese and Erin Mcrae, Sabrina York

February 28, 2015

Gentlemen Cowboys with a Touch of Bad @maryjdressel #RLFblog #WesternRomance

Heartbreak's Reward 
A Double Feature includes two covers, blurbs, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured books are Heartbreak's Reward and Cowboy Boss and his Destiny by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

Heartbreak's Reward Bk 2

This book can be read alone.
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rancher Jase Carlson doesn't understand the ache in the hollow of his chest, since his ex-wife ripped his heart out. She doesn't follow the court rules where his children are concerned, making him even more pissed off. Harboring a bad attitude, he wishes he wasn't a gentleman when he comes to the aid of a quick-tempered, sexy blonde. He can't allow her tight jeans and sweet smile to sway him, even after he's coerced into spending time alone with her. Fighting the torturous battle going on within his own mind and body, he can either deal with it—or succumb to the woman who appears to be everything he didn't know he needed.
In an attempt to save her rebellious teen sister from herself—as her guardian, Brenna Page leaves everything behind and moves to Canyon Junction, Arizona. When she unexpectedly meets a hot-headed cowboy with intense blue eyes and muscles to die for, the first thing she wants to do is get away. Since she can't seem to shake him, Brenna wonders if that same grudge-filled cowboy with an attitude is someone worth taking on. But still dealing with painful memories, and a sister who wants nothing to do with Arizona, the last thing she needs right now is a horse ranching cowboy interfering.
One wrong turn. Two broken families. Brought together by chance, and need.
Note: Look for Book #3, the fourth book in the Double Dutch Ranch Series spring 2015.

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Cowboy Boss and his Destiny Bk 1

Can be read alone, but Tristan's Destiny, Bonus Book 1.5 follows.
Genre Contemporary Western Romance
Cowboy Boss and His Destiny
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Tristan Carlson does the best he can to raise his four-year-old daughter on his own. His mother remains on the Double Dutch to lend a hand—giving him the ability to maintain the ranch, tend to his horses, and keep up his small-time ranching magazine. His attractive, new assistant is everything he wants in a woman, including her ginger-red hair. But from his experience with women lately, he's learned that some don't want a ready-made family. This one seems different, and he's falling hard. But, there's his little blue-eyed girl, and he'll protect Destiny's heart with everything within him. Until he knows for sure…
Living the good life in a big city for many years, Nora Trinity ends up a statistic after the magazine she works for makes cutbacks. Despite a family betrayal from her past that still needs mending, she moves back home to the small town of Canyon Junction, Arizona, with forgiveness on her mind. When she is hired by a local rancher to help with his ranching magazine, she finds herself profoundly attracted to him. The thing is, her sexy boss comes as a package deal, and his little girl is immediately drawn to her. It's not just about two hearts taking a chance now—or two people falling in love… Nora has to be sure of what she wants before she takes on the cowboy and his child.

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About the Author

Early days of reading romance novels and women's fiction laid the groundwork for Mary to take up the pen and write her own memorable love stories. She writes sensual contemporary western romance with strong family ties. She's the author of the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight, The Bull Rider Series, and a time-travel series now out of print.
Photography is another way she likes to be creative. Mary has had post-secondary classes in creative writing and photography. Before becoming a full-time writer, she had a career in education. Her home is in the Great Lake State of Michigan, U.S.A. She's a member of Romance Writers of America.

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February 27, 2015

Cover Love: Desert Heat by Lucy Felthouse @cw1985 #RLFblog #LGBT

Desert Heat 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Desert Heat by Lucy Felthouse.

Their love is forbidden by rules, religion and risk. Yet still they can't resist.
Captain Hugh Wilkes is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. The British Army is withdrawing, and Wilkes expects his posting to be event-free. That is, until he meets his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, who awakens desires in Wilkes that he'd almost forgotten about, and that won't be ignored.
Please note: this book was previously published as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle.

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About the Author

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. Another string to her bow is editing. She has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She is a book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes.

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February 26, 2015

#amreading Elite Metal Collection @sabrina_york #RLFblog #milromance

Elite Metal Collection 
For decades the US Marines funded a top-secret unit known as Elite Recon. A deadly group of men and women sent to infiltrate dozens of countries completely undetected. Mission objectives so extreme casualties were not only probable, but expected.
The current batch of operatives had returned from hundreds of assignments unscathed...until one mission went horribly wrong. Several men lost their lives and the group disbanded. The remaining leathernecks were scattered in the wind with new identities. They were told to blend in. Be normal. Or face being forever silenced just like their fallen brothers.
Now, two years later, each living member of the group is kidnapped and given a chance to make things right. But this time they're no longer under the thumb of Uncle Sam. A mysterious private backer who knows about their past has brought them back together. No longer are they forced to turn a blind eye to the lost and forsaken.
A new life. A new future...Elite Metal.
Anna Alexander and Jennifer Kacey, Heather Long, Sabrina York Rebecca Royce, Saranna DeWylde and Roxie Rivera

Sterling's Seduction
By Sabrina York
When Sterling spots a reporter masquerading as a waitress in a dingy bar in Deep Ellum, he suspects she's investigating the team. And that's something he just cannot allow to happen. Too many lives are at stake. He will do everything in his power to learn the truth—even seduce her. And to stop her story from coming out? He might even tie her to the bed.
Nothing is off the table when it comes to keeping his brothers safe. Nothing. It's a damn shame she's everything he's ever wanted. It's a damn shame her touch warms his cold, dead heart.

Excerpt Sterling's Seduction

As she rounded the corner, her steps stalled.
Because there he was, leaning against his bike. Waiting for her.
Well, she hoped he was waiting for her. When he saw her, he unfolded his long legs and stood.
"Did you change your mind?" she asked, trying for a flippant tone.
His beautiful eyebrow arched. "About what?"
"Taking me home?" Might as well be brash.
He gestured to his bike. "My alternator is shot. I'm waiting for a ride."
"Ah." Why disappointment flooded her was a mystery. Or not.
"Was there...an offer on the table?" His voice was a low melody that danced on the skeins of air. It was annoying. And not.
"Hey. I'm not the one who walked away." She tried not to let her petulance show.
He stepped closer and searched her face. She let him. Not hiding at all. Or not hiding everything. She let her interest show.
"Let's get one thing straight, Pigtails—"
"Pigtails?"
"Yeah. Pigtails." He flicked her hair, reminding her how she'd pulled it up. She'd been going for backwoods innocent, but it might have backfired on her. With a harsh movement, she yanked out the rubber bands and her hair fell around her face. His lashes flickered. Something that looked like hunger washed over his features.
"What do you want to get straight?"
His jaw clenched. "I don't like questions. Pure and simple. Understood?"
The way he said the word, with a thread of dominance in his tone, sent a shiver through her. She lowered her eyes and nodded. "Understood. So...do you? Want to come home with me? No questions asked?"
"Maybe." He checked his watch. "Looks like my ride isn't going to show, anyway."
Hardly the flood of interest she would have preferred. Irritation rippled. "Or I can give you a lift home." And when his cheek bunched, "Or call you a cab."
"I'd rather go home with you." He stepped closer, too close, and pulled her against him. His fingers were harsh on her flesh, his insistence alluring. Yes, this was what she wanted. Something rough. Something ruthless. Something demanding.
Hunger rose in her, swamping her desire to finish this story and get back home. Hell, she could probe him with questions later. After. This need was far more pressing.
When he lowered his head, she caught a whiff of his aftershave and her knees locked. He was tall, muscled and rough around the edges. Just the kind of guy she'd always craved.
His lips touched hers and she nearly collapsed. It was a wild rush, a tumult of sensation. For a starved woman, as she was, it was irresistible. She couldn't help but kiss him back, a manic frenzy. Her passion seemed to spur his on, and he wrapped himself around her, tipped his head and deepened the kiss. His hands roved over her back, her hips, her ass. Nothing tentative. Nothing tender.
When he lifted his head, she was a bowl of Jell-O. Ready and willing.
"So do you want to?" Her voice caught on the invitation.
"Yeah." He yanked her tighter and his cock gouged into her belly, hard and needy. "Yeah. I want to. Just no more questions."
No more questions.
Right.

Books in the Set

Bound By Steele
Anna Alexander and Jennifer Kacey
To save his Marine brothers and sister he must accept the past isn't dead and buried.
Reuniting survivors means he is forced to first forgive...the enemy.
Chrome's Salvation
Jennifer Kacey
A former leader of Elite Recon, reduced to nothing more than an apathetic existence.
Until his girl's life hangs in the balance...now nothing will stand in the way of him coming back to life.
Adamantium's Roar
Anna Alexander
Adamantium left Beth to what he thought was a better life, only to find she had been living in hell. Now he'll do anything, break any vow, to claim her as his for all time.
Pure Copper
Heather Long
Copper will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means seducing and betraying the one man who really sees her.
Platinum's Choice
Rebecca Royce
Platinum left the life he had with Rose in New York to rejoin his team and silence the nightmares from Operation Phoenix.  But when Rose is forced to go on the run with Platinum's hidden son, he will have no choice but to return to his old life and reclaim what he has ached for every day since. Red Wolf's sniper wants to nudge Plat's underbelly and they're going to find out quickly how deadly he can be.
Mercury's Poison
Saranna DeWylde
Sabrina York
A scarred, mad genius more monster than man must protect the beauty he's become obsessed with from a beast more terrible than himself.
Forged in Silver
Roxie Rivera
Rebel. Nomad. Troublemaker.
After surviving the double-cross during Operation Phoenix, Former Elite Recon Marine Silver embraces the underworld and builds a new life as one of the world's most renowned thieves. Jewels, paintings, corporate espionage--there's no job he won't take for the right price.

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About Sabrina York

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet and sexy to scorching erotic romance.

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February 25, 2015

Cover Love: Trailing Kaiwulf by Kayelle Allen @kayelleallen #RLFblog #scifirom

Trailing Kaiwulf 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Trailing Kaiwulf by Kayelle Allen.

About the Book

Title Trailing Kaiwulf
Genre science fiction romance
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check. Hold intrusive military goons at bay. Check. Find an invisible man in a different dimension. Check. Finish out the vacation TRAIL yanked you back from to do it? Easier said than done. Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than they've earned before as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. After this, they might not need jobs. They're the best there is, and the item, person, or secret hasn't been invented that these two can't recover. Until now. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? The archaeologist in charge can't afford this fee, and neither can the military. So the real question is who -- or what -- is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?

Buy This Book

Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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February 24, 2015

Cover Love: One Night in Edinburgh Charlotte Howard @Shy_Tiger #RLFblog

One Night in Edinburgh 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is One Night in Edinburgh.

Chloe Shard has travelled to Edinburgh to meet up with a potential client, and has just twenty-four hours to convince them to sign her contract. But when she meets the delicious Ethan, he proves to be so much more than an enticing distraction. It's not long before Chloe has some life changing decisions to make, and less than a day to make them in.

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Author Bio

British author Charlotte Howard was born in Oman and spent much of the first part of her life flitting between Oman, Scotland, and England. Now settled in Somerset, Charlotte lives with her husband, two children, and growing menagerie of pets.
Her career as a writer began at an early age, with a poem being featured in an anthology for the East Midlands. Since then Charlotte has written many short stories and poems, and finally wrote her first full-length piece of fiction in 2010.
During what little spare time she has, Charlotte enjoys reading and writing (of course), spending time with her family, and watching action movies whilst eating curry and drinking tea. Charlotte is an active member of Yeovil Creative Writers.

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February 23, 2015

Marilyn Baron Author of The Widows' Gallery @MarilynBaron #RLFblog #mystery

The Widows' Gallery 
Today's authbor interview is with Marilyn Baron.

Why did you write this book?
I love using art and art theft as themes in my books. I studied art history in Florence, Italy, in college where I fell in love with my favorite painting—The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli—which hangs in the Uffizi Gallery. So I decided to make that painting the centerpiece of my story. The cover art is also reminiscent of that painting. Last year, my husband and I took an anniversary cruise to the Mediterranean. All these things gelled and I decided to set part of my book in Florence, Italy, and on a cruise ship, before the main characters arrived in Lobster Cove, Maine, where the Lobster Cove series for The Wild Rose Press is set.
What are your favorite genres to read?
Literary fiction, women's fiction and thrillers
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie Fraser in the Outlander series.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
On March 20, Killer Cruise, the third book in my Psychic Crystal Mystery Series, will be released from The Wild Rose Press. It also takes place on a cruise ship and one of the themes is art theft. It's murder, mystery, and mayhem combined with high jinks on the high seas. The novel even features a vampire.
TWB Press just released my fifth dark and humorous supernatural short story, The Files Death Forgot http://www.twbpress.com/thefilesdeathforgot.html The Grim Reaper with a failing memory, a craving for chocolate chip cookies and a penchant for old movies: Could this agent of death inadvertently save the world from mass annihilation??M
My current work in progress is called Landlocked, where an inexperienced South Florida realtor with weather issues, tries to sell her widowed grandmother's rural property on an isolated Western North Carolina mountaintop only to discover the tract is landlocked, and therefore, unsalable. The book features a missing artist, two romances and a serial killer.

About the Book

Title The Widows' Gallery
Genre Women's Fiction/Romance
Author Marilyn Baron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Childless heiress Abigail Adams Longley and three other widows on a Mediterranean cruise bond over a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence, Italy, and find love, friendship and joy in their joint venture to open an art gallery at the Longley mansion in Lobster Cove, Maine.
Since the death of her husband, Abigail has been lonely and drifting in a house that's too big and a town that's too small. When she literally runs into sexy widower and whale-watching excursion captain Tack Garrity on the dock, she's entranced by his adorable five-year-old daughter.
But will Tack, who has harbored a secret crush on Abigail for almost two decades, be able to capture her heart? A secret pact her husband made with Tack could either tear them apart or bring them closer together and change their lives forever.

Excerpt:

Abigail Adams Longley looked around at the three women flanking her in Hall 10/14 of the Uffizi Gallery. They were all staring at The Birth of Venus like wide-eyed art students. Admittedly, the painting was as compelling as when the Medici family originally commissioned the tempera on canvas in the fifteenth century. But for Abigail, seeing the painting again wasn't cathartic. It was beautiful, but that wasn't the feeling she was going for. Peace. Why couldn't she get some goddamned peace in this life?
Abigail glanced at the square-cut, four-carat diamond on her finger, gazed at the sparkle of the ring she hadn't removed since the day Louis had proposed. And now, a whole year after his death, she still hadn't taken it off. Conventional wisdom dictated that you weren't supposed to make any major life decisions until a year after a spouse's death. Well, it had been a year already, and she hadn't wanted to make even one decision—major or minor—about where to live, where to go, or what to do. Whoever said money can't buy happiness had devised another dead-on axiom. She had all the money in the world—in fact Louis had left her a big chunk of the globe. He'd left her set for life, monetarily. But she would have traded every cent for the chance to be with him again. Louis was gone, and the sooner she faced the fact that she was alone on this planet, the better off she'd be.

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About the Author

Marilyn Baron
Marilyn Baron is a corporate public relations consultant in Atlanta. She's a member of Marketing For Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and winner or finalist in writing awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with strong romantic elements and paranormal romance.
Marilyn writes in a variety of genres, including: Humorous coming-of-middle-age women's fiction (The Widows' Gallery, Stones, and Significant Others); a psychic suspense series (Sixth Sense, Homecoming Homicides and the soon to be released Killer Cruise); and historical romantic thrillers (Under the Moon Gate and the prequel, Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story) for The Wild Rose Press; and dark and humorous supernatural short stories for TWB Press (A Choir of Angels, Follow an Angel, The Stand-In Bridegroom, Dead Mix and The Files Death Forgot).
Marilyn is a member of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and belongs to two book clubs. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband and they have two daughters. She graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism [Public Relations sequence] and a minor in Creative Writing.
When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies, eating Italian food and traveling. She often sets her stories in places she's visited, including Bermuda, Australia and Italy, where she spent six months studying in Florence during her senior year in college.

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February 22, 2015

Cover Love Naughty Hearts 12 Valentine Stories @NaughtyLiterati #RLFblog #anthology

Naughty Hearts 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Naughty Hearts: Twelve Naughty Valentine's Stories.

Genre Holiday romance
Author Name The Naughty Literati
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

About the Book

Get Naughty this Valentine's Day! Twelve Naughty Valentine's Stories including Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Menage, M/M, M/M/F, New Adult, Paranormal, Shape-shifter, Steampunk, & Time Travel erotic romance from the Naughty Literati, a group of Amazon bestselling authors.
Naughty Hearts Table of Contents
Naughty Balls by Suz deMello
Love Potion #69 by Alexa Silver
My Valentine Lovers by Nicole Austin
Valentime by Belle Scarlett
Delia's Heartthrob by Regina Kammer
Two Into One Goes Great by Lynne Connolly
Under The Hood by Lainey-Jo Charles
Buy Me A Rose by Francesca Hawley
Chocolate-Coated Reunion by Berengaria Brown
Cupid's Curious Case by Marianne Stephens
Fifty Shades of Valentine's Day by Katherine Kingston
The Reaper's Valentine by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

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February 21, 2015

Cover Love: Rebel’s Redemption @jacqbigar #RLFblog #SEALromance

Rebel's Redemption 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is The Rebel’s Redemption by Jacquie Biggar.

Is it ever too late to atone for past mistakes?
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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