March 3, 2016

Loving Lies by @tinadonahue #RLFblog #EroticHistorical

Loving Lies 
Today's featured book is Loving Lies by Tina Donahue.

About the Book

Title Loving Lies
Genre Erotic Historical
Author Tina Donahue
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Deception knows no limits. Passion knows no bounds.
When she is kidnapped, Senorita Isabella knows the men have been sent by her uncle in a murderous attempt to control her family's fortune. But when she is rescued by a dashing and mysterious warrior, Isabella can't imagine why a stranger would risk his life for her—until she discovers her rescuer believes she's someone else.
Fernando de Zayas loves nothing more than the cry of battle. Defying death is his way of life. But when he discovers his betrothed has been kidnapped, he rushes to her aid—never suspecting that spirited beauty would soothe his warrior heart.
With her uncle's minions close on their heels, Isabella finds herself drawing closer to Fernando. But as the desire between them builds, her secret could keep them apart forever.

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About the Author

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, Luminosity, Decadent, and indie. Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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March 2, 2016

Illusions of Death #romsuspense @LaurenLinwood #RLFblog #TuesdayBookBlog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood’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. 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 is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
Although I enjoy reading romantic suspense, I usually write historical romance (medieval and the American Old West eras). Every now and then, another type of story calls out to me. That was the case with Illusions of Death, my second romantic suspense novel. I envisioned a serial killer who would be impossible to catch because he had no set murder pattern. He kills victims from every gender, race, and socio-economic background—and equal opportunity killer!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy thrillers that have some type of historical connection. Steve Berry and Brad Meltzer do a fabulous job of weaving history into action-packed stories that keep a reader guessing till the very end.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice gets my vote. Lizzy is intelligent, compassionate, loyal, witty, charming, and feisty—everything I love in a heroine.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m excited to share that I’m launching my first series after nine standalone novels. The Knights of Valor series will debut with Word of Honor in April, followed by Marked by Honor in July and Code of Honor in October. Three more books from this medieval historical romance series will be released in 2017.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Best-selling author Karlyn Campbell is ready for a new start after her recent divorce from a temperamental artist. When she receives word that her father had a stroke, she heads for Walton Springs with mixed feelings. Broderick Campbell wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning literary novels and denounced his daughter’s work as pedestrian and commercial, causing a rift that finally heals on his deathbed. Karlyn chooses to stay in the small Georgia town to write her popular Matt Collins series and decides to try her hand at true crime when Atlanta’s Rainbow Killer, Roy G. Biv, captures her interest.
Detective Logan Warner’s marriage didn’t survive after he lost his twins to a crazed killer who was never caught. He returns to his hometown’s police force and runs for police chief, happy he’s escaped big city crime and corruption. Emotionally dead, his interest in life is renewed when he falls in love with Karlyn and begins to build a new life with her.
But the Rainbow Killer moves beyond Atlanta, leaving a trail of dead bodies painted in bright hues in several towns north of the city. Leaving no trace evidence or DNA and choosing random victims with no apparent rhyme or reason, Roy proves unstoppable. Then he arrives in Walton Springs, threatening the peaceful town with his murder spree. With a serial killer in their back yard, Logan and Karlyn unite with the FBI to find the killer—before he finds them.

About the Book

Title: Illusions of Death
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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March 1, 2016

#Romance Lives Forever Top Bloggers @JackieWeger @eNovelAuthors #RLFblog

RLF Gem Award 
The Top Blogger for this month is Jackie Weger. She wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising for 2016.

About Jackie Weger

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by page views. Congratulations to each one! There is a tie for third place.
1 Jackie Weger
2 MQ Barber
3 Alanna Lucas
4 Kate Moore
5 Anna Durand

Honorable mention: Cecilia Tan, Tess Delacour

Top Chatters for the Month

Top Chatter Award 
Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author's).
This month's winners are:
1 Jackie Weger
2 Alanna Lucas
3 PT Macias

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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:

Alison Stuart, Barbara White Daille, Beverly Ovalle, Brita Addams, Ciara Gold, Collette Cameron, Collette Cameron, DP Denman, Houston Havens, Iris Blobel, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Livia Quinn, Nhys Glover, Nicole Morgan, NJ Walters, Olivia Night, Ruth Kaufman, Tina Donahue, Toni Noel