February 28, 2017

When Ash Remains @DenaGarson #RLFblog #PNR #historical

Welcome Dena Garson author of When Ash Remains, a new Native American historical paranormal romance.
Why did you write this book?
In truth, because a friend of mine nagged me for years to write it. The secondary reason was because the myths and legends of the Skinwalker fascinated me. I live in Oklahoma so some of those Native American stories seem a little more, well… real.
What is your favorite genre to read?
It depends on my mood – it's a mix of historical, paranormal, contemporary, fantasy, urban fantasy, and sci-fi romance. That's probably why I write in so many of those categories!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Doctor Who. Not only does he get to travel across the universe(s) but through time. He has seen (experienced) all kinds of people, places, and cultures. And yet he is a protector and has a strong sense of equality and respect for life. I hope that series runs for another 50 years!
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on a Steampunk romance as well as a follow up to Mystic's Touch.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The Steampunk romance will be part of a box set that comes out later this year. And I'd like to get into a sci-fi romance set that a group has been putting together for later this year. *fingers crossed*
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Native American historical-paranormal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A warrior with a mission
There isn't a buffalo or deer that Kajika cannot take down. So when his cousin is slaughtered he relishes the chance to track down the killer. The trail leads him to a woman with gifts he has trouble believing in. Despite their differences he cannot fight his instinct to protect her from all threats – even those he cannot see. That drive even rivals his desire to explore every inch of her body.
A woman with a destiny
Knowing the spirits will protect her, Ahyoka allows the handsome warrior to take her to be questioned by his chief about the unexplained deaths in their village. He may not believe in her abilities but he is one of the few who doesn't treat her like something to be feared or shunned. He awakens feelings that make her yearn for things she thought she'd never have. Her biggest fear is that once he learns the full extent of her gifts he will reject her like most of her tribe did.
A killer twisted by hurt and anger
Kajika and Ahyoka must work together to find the one responsible for the string of deaths in and around their villages. Faith, trust, and even a little bit of love will be needed to defeat the killer and right the wrongs committed in the pursuit of power and revenge.

When Ash Remains

Dena Garson Social Media

Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. Her sixth book, Mystic’s Touch, won the 2015 Passionate Plume for Futuristic/Fantasy/Sci-Fi as well as the 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy/Time Travel. Ghostly Persuasion finaled in the 2014 Passionate Ink contest and the 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Your Wild Heart finaled in the 2016 Passionate Ink contest.
When she isn't writing you can find her at her jewelry workbench playing with beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.

February 27, 2017

The Best Man by @AuthorNicMorgan #99cents #RLFBlog

Today's featured book is The Best Man, a novella within the Wedding Dreams by Nicole Morgan and others.

About The Best Man (Wedding Dreams Boxed Set)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Nicole Morgan, et. al
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Avery Foster first met the charming and irresistible Jackson Parks three years earlier at her best friend's wedding. After days of flirting with the sexy best man who made her pulse race the two embarked on a passionate night unlike any she'd experienced before. Truly believing that they shared a connection, Avery had been heartbroken when she woke the next morning to find a note to learn that she had been nothing more than a one night stand.
Now years later and on a much needed vacation from her demanding job, Avery is looking forward to the quiet days of solitude she is sure she'll find in the mountains of Colorado. What she doesn't know is that her matchmaking friends have other plans in store for her. They've arranged for Jackson to join her in hopes the two can rekindle their romance that fizzled out far too soon.
Jackson always regretted the way he had left things with Avery. Older, wiser and in a better place in his life where he wants something more, Jackson is sure that Avery is what he's been looking for all along. He knows he burned a bridge the day he'd walked out on her, but he refuses to let that be the reason he doesn't at least try. He'd been foolish enough to let her go once. He wasn't about to make that same mistake again.
And this time, he won't let her go…

Nicole Morgan Social Media

Nicole is a multi-published author of erotic romantic novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with a good old-fashioned whodunit. While she's written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more often than not be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve.
From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.
Nicole currently lives in the Rocky Mountain region where she continues to gain support and inspiration from life's everyday blessings.

February 26, 2017

Meet Beatrice Bordel: Marked by Honor @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medieval #romance

Welcome, Beatrice Bordel, from Marked by Honor (Book 2 Knights of Honor), a new medieval historical romance.
Genre medieval historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
1363 A.D. – Lady Beatrice Bordel loses her mother and grandfather on the same day, leaving her penniless. With no protector and no prospects for marriage, her future is dismal. Hoping her grandfather’s oldest friend will take her in, Beatrice journeys north and is set upon by a band of highwaymen. All seems lost—until Sir Raynor Le Roux arrives.
Raynor nurses a broken heart as he returns to his home. He comes upon a scene of horror in the woods and rescues a beautiful woman who stirs strong emotions within him. When he learns that Lady Beatrice travels to her betrothed and is alone in the world, the code of chivalry that guides Raynor’s life compels him to escort her so that she may marry her intended.
But Beatrice has told Raynor a white lie, trying to protect herself, even as she is drawn to the handsome knight. As their growing attraction turns to love, her dishonesty stands in the way. Will Beatrice admit to her deception and tell Raynor the truth—or will this chivalrous knight turn away from the women he desires?
Join Raynor and Beatrice as they travel toward their inevitable destination of love.

Introducing Beatrice Bordel

Age: one and twenty
Gender: female
Birthplace: England
Profession: noblewoman
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I am considered petite, especially when I stand next to Sir Raynor Le Roux. I have straight hair that falls to my waist, a rich brown in color, and my brown eyes are mixed with amber. My skin is porcelain, and I have a dimple in my right cheek.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am quite practical in nature. We have little coin, and I’ve never known any luxuries. I enjoy gardening and sewing and cook better than most. I play the lute and compose my own songs. I have been afraid of horses my entire life because when I was young and riding with my father, we were thrown. I survived the fall, but my father died soon after. I’ve grown up in isolation, with my mother and grandfather as my only companions. Grandfather says I’m most stubborn.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I have fallen in love with the most dashing knight in all of England, Sir Raynor Le Roux. Unfortunately, I told Sir Raynor a small, white lie in order to protect myself. If he finds out the truth, I shudder to think what might occur between us.
Do you have children?
More than anything, I long to be married and have children. We are poor, though, and Grandfather cannot afford the bridal price. I fear I will never know the touch of a man nor carry a babe in my belly.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
If my father could once again enter my life, I would be the happiest woman in England. He died in a riding accident when I was young. I can still remember how we would race on his horse around the meadow, the colors flying by, and the wind in my hair. I loved Father more than anyone in the world and miss him every day.
What is your biggest personal flaw?
My biggest flaw is that I am a liar. I never was before, but suddenly I find I have lied to my landlord, to the man I love, and to the man I hope will offer me refuge in his castle. Lying is a grievous sin, and I can only hope that God will forgive me.
What would you like people who hear your story to know?
I did receive my happily ever after with Raynor, thanks to Alexa Aston. I would tell others that they must be strong and truthful, especially with those they love.

Buy Marked by Honor (Book 2 Knights of Honor)

Code of Honor (Book 3 Knights of Honor)

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s 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.
She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.


February 25, 2017

When you can become invisible: Bro by Kayelle Allen #scifi #freebook

When you can make yourself invisible, invisible truths are revealed.

Recipe (Bro, the Story Behind the Antonello Brothers)

Take two brothers
Separate them at birth
Make one a half-blood thief
The other a pleasure slave
Mix in angst and longing
Drop a chance comment
Stir in ancient secrets
Add a powerful immortal
Insert happy ending
Sprinkle liberally with humor
Serve warm with smiles

Optional but recommended:
Membership in the Thieves' Guild
Invisibility Cloak (blue suggested)

Senth and Khyff, the Antonello Brothers from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure and For Women Only, did not grow up together. They were separated at Senth's birth. Bro shows how and why, and what event reunited them.

Dramatic, funny, yet touching, Bro takes you inside the Tarthian Empire and introduces you to three of its major denizens: brothers Senth and Khyff Antonello, and Luc Saint-Cyr. You'll find them in many stories in the Empire. Come and meet them in Bro.

Pick up your copy of Bro

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About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle is a best-selling American 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, 2017

Against The Glass @jessicaingro #RLFblog contemporary #romance

Twenty-something Paige Lancaster has a dirty little secret. One she only plans to share with her oh-so-hot boss, Parker Stone. And something tells her he isn't going to mind, not one little bit.
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Jessica Ingro Social Media

Jessica is the author of the Love Square and Concierge series. She grew up in Central New York, where currently lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Her days are spent as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

February 23, 2017

Her Cyborg Lover (Terras Five) @annekane #RLFblog #scifi #romance

Natalie's loved and lost and she's not so sure she wants to risk her heart again. She's willing to settle for a challenging career as a space-pilot instructor and a succession of no-strings attached lovers. But that's before her boss saddles her with the last thing she wants--a new partner.
Jebediah recognizes his perfect match in Natalie from the moment she seduces him on a dare. Everything that makes her a top-notch pilot, from her fearlessness to her passion, make a night in her bed both challenging and unforgettable.
A dangerous confrontation with a brutal enemy, an exploding drive engine and a traitor close to home throw everything into perspective. Natalie is going to have to put the past behind her and risk it all, because when your partner is also your lover, failure is not an option.

About Her Cyborg Lover by Anne Kane

Genre Science Fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Anne Kane Social Media
Anne lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with a bouncy little rescue dog who's breed defies description, a cantankerous Himalayan cat, and too many fish to count. She spent many years trying to fit in and act normal, but finally gave up the effort. She started writing romance, and her fate was sealed when she won a publishing contract with Red Sage Publishing and just a month later Changeling Press accepted her first submission. Since then she had published more than thirty stories in a variety of sub-genres, all with a happily ever after.
Her hobbies, when she's not playing with the characters in her head, include kayaking, hiking, swimming, playing guitar, singing and of course, reading.

February 21, 2017

No One on Earth @JenniferTLoring #RLFblog #scifiromance #SFR

Welcome Jennifer Loring author of No One on Earth, a new m/m sci-fi romance.
Why did you write this book?
After Glows Publishing had put out a call for m/m sci-fi romance novellas to be collected into a holiday-themed anthology. The concept interested me, so I experimented with a couple of different story ideas, all involving Native American folklore, before settling on the legend of the Handsome Fellow. I grew up on a reservation, but this was my first time writing an indigenous character. I don’t think it will be my last. J Anyway, the novella first appeared in Starstruck Holidays this past Christmas and is now releasing on its own.
What is your favorite genre to read?
It will probably always be horror. I also love non-fiction.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Two are characters I’ve loved since I was a teenager—Irrylath from The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce and Zach from Poppy Z. Brite’s Drawing Blood. I also adore Constantine from Robin McKinley’s Sunshine.
What are you working on at the moment?
A Gothic/paranormal romance novella for After Glows, concepts for a narrative game, and a lot of short fiction.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
March will bring my novella Prison Made of Mirrors, a retelling of Snow White, from Strange Fictions Press. The final book of The Firebird Trilogy (The Pieces of Us) releases from Limitless Publishing in April, and the first Erotikós anthology—containing two of my erotic horror short stories—from DarkFuse. In May, I’ll be in a contemporary romance anthology that I can’t talk about yet.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: m/m sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Jon, a psychic since childhood, has never felt at home in the world, even less so after his lover died on Winter Solstice a year ago. Since his abilities failed him when he needed them most, he turns to alcohol and rejects his family’s assertion that he is a Star Child—an alien/human hybrid. When Jon’s sister suggests he should look into the legend of Handsome Fellow, Jon decides that if he cannot find happiness himself, he will bring it to others.
Erukkass’ people, a species of interdimensional aliens, have been observing Earth and interacting with humans for so many centuries that some Native American tribes believe their ancestors originated from the stars. After his lover passed away in what appears to be a medical accident, he accepts a scientific mission… but not for the reasons his government expects. He has located his beloved on another timeline, in another universe—ours—and he will not leave without him.
Jon returns home from work one evening to find a gift of his own—a strange young man waiting for him. Erukkass unveils one stunning revelation after another, including the truth behind his lover’s death and the nature of time itself. Can he and Jon forge a future together, or will two timelines that have always intersected, no matter when or where, finally be forced to diverge?

Jennifer Loring Social Media

Jennifer Loring has been, among other things, a DJ, an insurance claims assistant, and an editor. Her short fiction has been published widely both online and in print; she has worked with Crystal Lake Publishing, DarkFuse, and Crowded Quarantine, among many others. Longer work most notably includes the contemporary/sports romance series The Firebird Trilogy and the critically acclaimed psychological horror novella Conduits. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, their turtle, and two basset hounds.

February 20, 2017

Secret Sins @kathykulig #RLFblog #romance #contemporary

Every submissive craves Master Adrian Cayne’s commands and relentless determination to bring them to the point of exquisite pain and pleasure. Because of the intensity of his sessions, he’ll only take experienced submissives until Emma arrives at Dark Odyssey. He’s impressed and attracted to her beauty and enthusiasm. But before he’ll take her on, she must pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she’s receptive to his unique and dark skills.
Emma Fallon is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. With her job and career on the line, she must go undercover to write a lurid and gossipy story about Dark Odyssey, a hedonistic club. While the assignment is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive, her heart isn’t in it because she’s falling for Adrian.
Raw, hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed and trust is broken, can true love save their torn hearts?

About Secret Sins

Genre Erotic contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Secrets...Don’t you just love a good juicy secret? If you check out prime time TV, several shows revolve around a theme of secrets, lies and gossip. Look at all the reality shows: The Real Housewives, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Survivor, Top Chef, Celebrity Apprentice, etc. If you’re not a fan of those, then you may have flipped through pages of People magazine or some other Hollywood tabloid.
Have you ever shared a secret with someone and perhaps later regretted it when that secret was revealed either on purpose or by accident? The results may have been costly in a relationship, a friendship, a job?
Well, secrets of the naughtiest kind is the theme for the Sins of Odyssey series. In each standalone story there is a couple faced with secrets and lies that turn the characters’ lives upside down. The stories take place in and around a premier BDSM and sex club Dark Odyssey where the ultra-wealthy and high profile guests prefer to keep their proclivities a secret. When love, passion and kinky desires get thrown in and secrets are revealed, life as they know it is never the same. Crisis brings out the best and the worse in people. The question is will career, lifestyle and love survive when the dust settles?
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Kathy Kulig Social Media

Kathy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist of erotic contemporary, paranormal and suspense romance. She’s a science geek by day and a writer at night. Known for her dark and edgy stories with passionate, emotionally-charged characters. She began her writing career in journalism, publishing articles in magazines and newspapers. Now she enjoys making up sexy stories to entice her readers. When she's not writing, she loves to work out, travel, read stacks of books, watch movies and have dinners out with her darling husband. She lives in Pennsylvania in a 100 year-old Victorian house with a garage built out of reject tombstones.

February 19, 2017

Celestial Dragon by @ciaragold #RLFblog #futuristic #scifi

Today's featured book is Celestial Dragon by Ciara Gold.

About Celestial Dragon

Genre Science Fiction Futuristic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When Zan Dane, ruler of Pelicosia, finds ninety-five women for his men, he never dreams of finding his own mate. Exiled for daring to oppose the Burdven Empire, they have no women, no mates to regenerate their new kingdom and populate it with the sound of children until Zan Dane finds a way to travel across galaxies in search of prospective mates.
Chelian Kar is Deliphit, an outcast with supernatural powers. Though she is the daughter of the High Chancellor of Kel, Satobik laws prohibit her from having physical contact with anyone. While other young women are mated to men chosen by their fathers, Chelian has no such hope until Zan Dane soars into her life. With an offer of zeel, a commodity most men would die for, Zan Dane convinces her father to allow the union. Will his journey lead him to a treasure richer than zeel?
Barnes and Noble http://goo.gl/hm3xTa

About Ciara Gold

Ciara wrote her first "under the bed" book at twenty. Another fifteen years passed before she bravely attempted another, but she's been happily writing ever since. A true Renaissance woman, when she's not penning lively stories, she's reading, sewing, painting, camping, sailing or dancing. At the moment, she's currently helping hubby build a cabin so she can add construction worker to the list as well. A recent empty nester, she and her soul mate live on a modest plot of land surrounded by trees, a pond, an array of wildlife and seven barn kitties.

February 18, 2017

Meet Mandy: Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #suspense

Welcome Mandy Devlin from Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor, a new contemporary romance by Kryssie Fortune.

About Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor

Genre Contemporary Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): UK 18
Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family--under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam--the man she loved and lost so long ago.
Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.
As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?

Introducing Mandy Devlin

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Westhorpe Ridge, North Carolina
Profession: Teacher turned Hotelier.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’m a redhead, with a redhead’s temper. Not that I ever stay angry long. I used to wear my hair long, but as a single mom, it’s easier to wear it shorter. It still flies about in spiral curls. Other than that, I’m sort of average—Average weight, Average build, but I have a redhead’s pale skin.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
This one is hard. I was the idiot cheerleader who ended up pregnant with the captain of the football team’s baby. Circumstances, or more truthfully, Adam’s wicked Great Aunt Edith—forced me to move away from my home and my family. The last eleven years haven’t been easy, but I have a wonderful son. I wouldn’t be without Ben now. I trained as a teacher, and even scraped together enough cash to buy my grandmother’s hotel when she wanted to retire. Owning Devlin’s hotel was a childhood dream, but I’m a bit fazed by how much she’s let it go.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Yeah right. As if I have time for romance. Once, I dreamed of forever with Adam Devlin. We’d been dating for four years, then he dumped me right in the middle of dance floor at our senior prom. At least I know he’s moved on from Westhorpe Ridge now. According to his sister, he’s an army doctor serving in the Middle East. Not that I’m keeping track or anything.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Book smart, I guess. I have a Math degree with a minor in Business Studies. I’ve tried to wise up and be people smart too. I’ve been down on my luck myself, so I help out wherever I can, but most of my life’s devoted to raising Ben.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Comfortably? I wish. I had a nest egg, a payoff from Adam’s great aunt really, but I used it to get through school and put down the deposit on Devlin’s Hotel. Things are pretty tight, but they’ll get better when I’ve updated the hotel. The lunchroom’s keeping us afloat at the moment, and I’ve got a small emergency fund. I really need to be making a profit by summer though.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
It depends what you do with it. Two of my friends, Jazz Stewart and Abigail Montgomery have just inherited a small fortune each. I know they’ll use it to do good things. Edith Montgomery, though—that’s Adam’s old bat of an aunt—used her millions to manipulate people. You wouldn’t believe the things she threatened to do to my family when I refused to abort my baby. The compromise was she paid me off and I left town after I signed a contract that said I couldn’t tell anyone who my baby’s father is. Not even Adam.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
Adam Montgomery. I guess part of my heart still belongs to him, but you hit the nail on the head when you called him my past.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
Adam Montgomery. It would kill me to see him with someone else. Now his great aunt’s dead though, I need to tell him about Ben. I’m not sure where I start with that, but he’s going to freak out when he discovers he has a ten-year-old son he’s never met.

What is your breaking point?
This damned hotel. I’m pretty close to throwing in the towel and going back to teaching. Every room needs a facelift, and I can’t afford to get people in to do it. I mean, I love the place, and Ben’s settled in Westhorpe Ridge now. The upside is I get more time with my son, but then I’m up at dawn and working until midnight.

Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life - or Kryssie - throws at them.
Kryssie's pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that ends on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all stand alone, even when they’re part of a series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit.

February 17, 2017

Midnight Delight by @CadenceDenton #RLFblog #paranormal #mystery

Today's featured book is Midnight Delight by Cadence Denton.
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Call me Contessa. Forget my name, you couldn't pronounce it. I'm a professional chef—actually, I'm the LeBron James of chefs. Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay even Julia Childs have all been my students, and that's just a few. I've probably forgotten more about the culinary arts than any chef alive has learned. I was in the thick of things when today's conventional culinary techniques were first being developed. You ever used the three basic steps in dicing an onion? Prego. That was me. Ever heard of clarified butter? Bingo. Me again.
How can that be? I was born in Genoa, Italy in the year of our Lord 1642. That's right. I'm an Eternal, a creature of darkness, a vampire…and I'm obsessed by what I cannot eat. Food.
Ironically, I'm the star of my very own cooking show on the Foodie Culinary Channel. My dream job! Where I get to create the recipes I adore and share them with my audience and one lucky dinner guest. Which is where my troubles began. And will end.
I was caught partaking the red jungle juice from the neck of my dinner date. I was threatened, attacked with Holy water, and finally blackmailed by my mild-mannered joke of an Associate Producer. As it turns out, she isn't so mild-mannered.
Now I have two choices: turn her into a child of darkness or risk exposure to the human world.
I'm thinking there's a third choice. His name is Rocco Guadagnino
[Review -- I adored this book! It's a quick read and more addictive than my husband's four-meat marinara. Fast-paced, quirky dialogue and a sweet paranormal romance, Midnight Delight will delight your reading taste buds. I can't wait to read the next installment in the series!]
Publisher: Cardwell and Dale Press

About Cadence Denton

Cadence's love of books began in elementary school with Nancy Drew mysteries. By high school, she was immersed in Jane Austin and Georgette Heyer. So, naturally she wrote dark (and light) paranormal romance, gritty hitmen contemporaries, and time travel. A daughter of the South, she lives on the banks of the Mississippi opposite the oldest settlement on the river where she shares her writer's cave with four dachshunds and a slightly ditzy cocker spaniel. Visit her website for deleted scenes, character genealogies, and occasional giveaways.

February 16, 2017

Rhythm and Blue @dpdenman #RLFblog #LGBT #Romance

Today's featured book is Rhythm and Blue by DP Denman.

Watch out for the spotlight. It burns.
A Grammy nomination drags the searing spotlight of fame uncomfortably close, setting Blue's almost orderly life on fire. Scorched by betrayal and doubt, fame isn't what Blue imagined.
Unintimidated by the fire, his boyfriend, Brady puts his career aside to shield Blue. Fame can warm you one minute and burn you to ash the next, but Brady won't let anything--or anyone--burn Blue again.
Book 2 in the bestselling Blue Series.

Genre Contemporary Gay Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rhythm-and-blue

DP Denman Social Media

Award-winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance from a soggy neighborhood in the Pacific Northwest. Her stories are real and intense, guaranteed to pull you in and hold you hostage to the last word.
In her spare time, she is an LGBTQIA rights activist and 25% of the royalties from every book go to support LGBT charities.

February 15, 2017

I Love You Three @MilouKoenings #RLFblog sweet #romance

Welcome Milou Koenings, author of I Love You Three, a Green Pines Romance, a new sweet contemporary romance.
Why did you write this book?
Because the characters pretty much insisted!
As I was writing the first Green Pines Romance, Reclaiming Home, I found myself falling in love with Mac and Julie, a young couple who featured briefly in that story. I kept wondering how those two had met. Then I wrote another Green Pines Romance, and there they were again! So when I started hearing from readers how much they liked Julie and Mac as well, I knew I had to write their story.
They gave me an opportunity to delve into issues that are important to me, like the daily struggles of single moms, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And, of course, second chances and happy endings.
It's the newest in the Green Pines Romance series, but chronologically, it happens before any of the other three books.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Books with happy endings. That means romances are my favorite. If it's a romantic comedy, even better. I love an author who can make me laugh! (That said, I'm also a spy thriller junkie...)
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
At the moment, Juliet Ashton, from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I love her wide-open heart, her grit, her wit, her love of books.
What are you working on at the moment?
Another Green Pines Romance, of course. And a new women's fiction series I hope to launch in the next year.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G/PG
A former Marine. A single mom. Two broken people.
Mac's struggling to adjust to civilian life after the death in combat of his best friend. When a teaching job opens up in the small town where his friend used to work in the summers, Mac takes it as a sign and moves to Green Pines, hoping to find refuge from his demons.
For Julie, there's no refuge from night feedings, a crazy mom, an ex-mother-in-law and an overdrawn bank account. She's struggling to build a better life for herself and her baby and the only thing she knows is she's not falling for any guy again.

There's only one problem. You never know when love will knock you off your feet.

I Love You Three, a Green Pines Romance

Publisher Three Owls Media
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February 14, 2017

The Cowboy's Triple Surprise by @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance

Today's featured book is The Cowboy's Triple Surprise by Barbara White Daille.
A note from Barbara
Hi, all! I'm sending out a big THANKS to Kayelle and Romance Lives Forever for giving my upcoming release some Cover Love--especially on the most romantic day of the year!
Also, to celebrate Valentine's Day, I'm holding a giveaway over at my blog. It's open through Friday, so drop by if you can.
And of course, feel free to say hi and leave a comment or question for me here. Hope you enjoy the cover blurb for the new book!

About The Cowboy's Triple Surprise

Genre Contemporary romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
A Big Surprise--Times Three!
The last time rodeo cowboy Tyler Buckham was in Cowboy Creek, he spent a steamy night with local beauty Shay O'Neill. Back in town for a quick visit, he's hoping they'll have another go-around before he heads for his next rodeo. But seeing Shay pregnant--with triplets!--leaves Tyler feeling as if his best horse has kicked him in the gut.
Shay swore she wouldn't fall for an unreliable cowboy, and Tyler's playboy past makes him even less likely to settle down. The whole town conspires to push them together, and Tyler insists he wants to do his duty by Shay and the triplets, but Shay knows she can't count on promises from a cowboy. Besides, Tyler never once mentioned the word love…

About Barbara White Daille

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven't gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years later...in the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), and many more books on the schedule.
She would love to have you stop by her website and blog and to look for her the next time you're on Facebook and Twitter.

February 13, 2017

What the Heiress Wants by @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #contemporary

Today's featured book is What the Heiress Wants, Book 2 in the Billionaire Cowboys Series by Kristina Knight.

About What the Heiress Wants

Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Denver publishing heiress Miranda Clayton is tired of society parties and shopping, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game – by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves.
Connor isn't fooled by Miranda's act for a second. He knows exactly who she is; the question is what does the lady want? After their first meeting, Connor knows what he wants – Miranda in his bed! But the more he's around Miranda the more he wants something more than a short-term fling. The question is does the lady want Connor – or his business?

About Kristina Knight

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.

February 12, 2017

Mistletoe Kisses romance by @erzabetbishop #RLFblog #paranormal

Today's featured book is Mistletoe Kisses (Westmore Wolves #5 by Erzabet Bishop.

With some gifts, it's all about the unwrapping...
Jess looks forward to a holiday season of saving puppies and working at the shelter. With her new sister-in-law taking over the Yuletide Gathering, it's run for the hills or wind up covered in glitter. What she doesn't anticipate is her brother lining up yet another in a long string of bodyguards. She might be a wolf who can't shift, but that doesn't mean she needs anyone's protection. When things heat up during the festivities, she finds herself face to face with the one man who just might hold the key to her heart.
It was supposed to be a two-week Ops for ridding the world of hybrid wolves, not a babysitting gig for the spoiled sister of the Westmore Pack Alpha. But when Thorne sets eyes on the curvy brunette, he finds a fierce beauty with a soft interior just begging to be tamed, and he's just the gargoyle to do it.
Genre paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

About Erzabet Bishop

Erzabet is an award-winning and international bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction, Map of Bones, Sanguine Shadows, Arcane (Prowlers and Growlers box set-upcoming), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart's Protector, Burning for You, Taming the Beast, Mistletoe Kisses, Surrender, Torment (upcoming), Hedging Her Bets, Cat's Got Her Tongue, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory's Mark (upcoming),The Devil's Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw's Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Sweet Seductions, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

February 11, 2017

Fangs and Fists 1: Bolt @katehillromance #RLFblog #pnr

Welcome Kate Hill author of Fangs and Fists 1: Bolt, a new erotic paranormal romance.
Why did you write this book?
I wanted to write a book about werewolf gladiators and demons. I also wanted it to be borderline horror, but with a happily ever after for the hero and heroine.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance, in particular paranormal and historical.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Scorpius from the Farscape TV series.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I'm working on the second story in the Fangs and Fists series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I have 3 Fangs and Fists stories under contract with Changeling Press, but I'm hoping the series will either go longer or possibly have a spin-off series because I have plans for more.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Erotic Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
In a futuristic world ruled by demons, werewolves are enslaved to fight in gladiatorial matches for the amusement of their evil masters.
Kiara remembers what life was like living free–before she was taken by demons and bred to gladiators so that the new generations of wolves would retain their ferocity but forget their freedom. Mated to top gladiator Grit, she has a son with this surprisingly gentle lover who is also planning their escape. When Grit is killed in the arena, his close friend Bolt upholds his promise to protect Kiara and the cub.
Bolt and Kiara have loved each other from the moment they met, but they buried their feelings because she was mated to his best friend. When Grit dies, despite their guilt, Bolt and Kiara surrender to their desire for each other. Will their love be strong enough to help them win freedom from their evil masters?

Buy Fangs and Fists 1: Bolt

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Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, I started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. My first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then I've sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
I love to blend genres. I also love horror and a happily ever after, so my books can be a bit unusual. If you're looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there's a good chance you'll find something to your taste in my backlist.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, watching horror and action movies, working out and spending time with my family and pets.
Website http://www.kate-hill.com

February 10, 2017

Temporarily Insane: Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder @VickiBatman #RLFblog #mystery

Temporarily Insane, a romantic comedy mystery: Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.
Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

About Vicki Batman

Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general "do anything gal" at a financial services firm--the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to True Love, True Romance, True Confessions, Noble Romance Publishing, Long and Short Reviews, Museitup Publishing, and The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

February 9, 2017

Vanquished -- new from @Laurel_R_books #RLFblog #fantasy

Today's featured book is Vanquished by Laurel Richards.
Genre Fantasy
Author Laurel Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Three strangers brought together by war.
The Ulanesh—vicious soldiers from the underrealm—are invading the forest and destroying everything in their path. Standing against the enemy, Evrenor is a captain in the Quennin army and has been tasked by his king to find allies. He enlists the aid of the ancient sea sorceress Valkaria, whom he wakes from a curse that has entombed her at the bottom of a lake for a thousand years. She must regain her powers after a millennium of disuse or else watch everyone around her die.
Evrenor finds another ally in Damir, a woodsman whose people are so reclusive that outsiders consider them myths. The tree-talking woodsmen can blend perfectly with the forest, and they are deadly with their daggers. Damir is ready to take down the enemy, but he has to strike before the vision he's had of his own death comes to pass.
An awakened sorceress, a mysterious woodsman, and a cunning army captain—will their combined forces be enough to vanquish the enemy?

About Laurel Richards

Laurel is a fiction author with a passion for shifters, space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered inspiration from lots of different sources throughout her life and is here to share her imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, and funny mysteries, with various degrees of romance mixed in. You can find Laurel at http://www.author-laurelrichards.com.

February 8, 2017

Downton Abbey Meets Pride and Prejudice @GingerMonette #RLFblog #historical fiction

Today's featured book is Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation by Ginger Monette

About Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes is a A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation.
Genre: Historical Fiction    
Author: Ginger Monette
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Jane Austen!
Escape to the era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside literature's iconic Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. You'll watch their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their differences at a field hospital only miles from the Front.
1916. World War 1 has turned French chateaux into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen into lice-infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet's life in tatters.
Her father is dead and her home destroyed. Never again will she depend on a man to secure her future!
When an opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is elated--until HE arrives....
Heartbroken. Devastated. Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy is left rejected by the woman he loved and reeling from the slaughter of his men on the battlefield. "Enough!" Darcy vows. "No more sentimental attachments!"
But arriving at a field hospital to pursue a covert investigation, Darcy discovers his beloved Elizabeth training with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in an espionage conspiracy.
With only a few months to expose the plot, Darcy is forced to grapple with his feelings for Elizabeth while uncovering the truth. Is she indeed innocent? Darcy can only hope....
•Darcy's Hope has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy's Hope at Donwell Abbey, coming Jan 1, 2017. In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the mystery, and our beloved couple's love will face a new, tragic test.

Buy Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Universal link (Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc): https://books2read.com/u/47kXOj  

About Ginger Monette

Ginger lives with her family in Charlotte, NC, where she enjoys dancing on the treadmill, watching period dramas, public speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.
Her WW1 flash fiction piece, Flanders Field of Grey, won Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's 2015 Picture This grand prize.

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