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Category Archives: Gay or MM

Romance between men.

Let’s meet Bryce Lowery from City Boy, a new gay hockey romance by AE Wasp. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever.

City Boy by AE Wasp

Genre: Contemporary gay hockey romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Self published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/City-Boy-Hot-Off-Book-ebook/dp/B07339WG93/

Follow the money or follow your heart? Either way, you lose.

When a blown tire leads directly to mind-blowing sex with a white knight named Dakota, pro-hockey player Bryce Lowery discovers he is most definitely gay.

Being with Dakota opens up a whole new world. Bryce can’t imagine life without him. But he refuses to be Bryce’s dirty little secret. If he wants to keep Dakota, he’s either going to have to come out publicly or retire and walk away from millions of dollars.

City Boy is a first time gay, fish out of water, May/December love story with a happy ending. It features snarky siblings, a dirty-talking farmer, lots of food, and big choices. (No poultry was harmed in the making of this book.)

Introducing Bryce Lowery

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Hockey Player – Center

Ethnicity: White American

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall, even compared to other guys on the team. 6′ 5″ Dakota says I look like the Brawny guy when I have my beard and my hair is long. It’s not completely inaccurate. Sometimes I shave, but I’ve come to like the hair a bit longer. And Dakota likes it, so I keep it. I work out a lot. I have to, it’s part of the job.

Tell us about yourself, please.

There’s not much to tell, I think. I’m the oldest of five. My father left when the twins were babies. I was ten. I was already playing hockey, so I decided that I would be the best hockey player ever and support my family from it. I never wanted them to be poor again. It was all I did. All I’ve ever done. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I got my GED when I started playing professionally at seventeen. Hockey is all I ever did. Until now. Until I met Dakota.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Dakota Ryan. He’s amazing. He saved my life when we met. Well, he says he just changed a tire, but he kept me from going over a cliff in more ways than one. He’s 24. A farmer. A real life farmer. He was adopted from foster care when he was six by this hippie couple and then raised on the farm. I never met his parents. They died when he was sixteen. So about eight years before we met. I can’t believe how strong he is. He survived and thrived. He knows so much more than I do about mostly everything. Except how to have fun and let people take care of him, he just added. He’s reading over my shoulder.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

We live comfortably. I’m not going to lie. I made some good money playing hockey for so long. And Julia – that’s my sister – she’s invested it wisely. But I’m not into a flashy lifestyle. We live in the gorgeous farmhouse on our apple orchard/farm. I do love to surprise people and indulge them. Before me, Dakota hadn’t been anywhere but Colorado. My favorite thing to spend money on is taking him all the places I love. Seeing them aging through his eyes makes them even more special. Sometimes, I’ll take a bunch of people, his sister and his friends, my siblings and the kids and just go somewhere fun.

What is your viewpoint on wealth?

Oh man. Money is what almost made me lose Dakota and this wonderful life we’ve built. Having too much of it can give you a distorted view of what’s important. And getting it from such a young age, you don’t learn how to solve problems. Not everything can be fixed by throwing money at it. That was my knee-jerk reaction, and it drove Dakota crazy.

Now I see it as a tool, a type of energy. I just want to know that everyone I love will never want for anything. I like taking care of them. I like spreading the wealth. We run a foundation and support a lot of organizations. Children in foster care and making sure low-income kids have access to sports are two of our main causes. Not a surprise, I know.

If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?

I’m going to answer these together, because the answer is the same. My dad. I want to see him and I never want to see him again. Considering he’s dead, I won’t ever see him again in this lifetime. I only found out he was dead when I inherited the farm and orchard. (But that’s a whole long story.) I want to ask him how could he do it? How could he have walked away from a wife and kids? From a family who loved and needed him? I’m never be able to understand that. Family is the most important thing – whether it’s your birth family or your chosen family.

Oh, maybe I’d want to meet Dakota’s birth parents, too. At least my dad just left. His parents, well, they weren’t so nice. The state took him away when he was a toddler. I think they’re still alive. Probably best I don’t ever meet them if they want to stay that way.

But yeah. I’d want my father to answer all my questions, but I have a feeling there’s nothing he could ever say to make me understand him.

Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?

Only from myself, apparently. You’d think I would have known I was gay before I was 34 years old. Other people knew, or suspected. Like my ex-wife.

Then when I fell in love with Dakota, I guess it was pretty obvious, even though I was trying to keep it hidden. I think my mom knew when I picked her up from the airport. She claims it was because I talked about him the entire ride home. She says she kept count and that I said the name Dakota forty-seven time in the hour ride. I think she’s exaggerating.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I’m not good at anything but playing hockey, and that the only thing I have to offer anyone in the world is my ability to earn money doing it. Without hockey, I don’t even know who I am.

AE Wasp Social Media

After time spent raising children, earning several college degrees, and traveling the world with the U.S. State Department, she is returning to her first love – writing. A dreamer and an idealist, Amy writes about people finding connection in a world that can seem lonely and magic in a world than can seem all too mundane.

Website: http://aewasp.com
Blog: http://aewasp.com/blog
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amywasp
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15250215.A_E_Wasp
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/A.-E.-Wasp/e/B01FHWWJ90
Newsletter: http://aewasp.com/mailinglist/
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Bella and the Beast by Izzy Szyn @izzySzyn #RLFblog #fantasyToday’s featured book is Bella and the Beast, a Fantasy Fairytale by Izzy Szyn.

You only thought you knew the story of Beauty and the Beast.

When Bella’s father runs into the woman known as the Beast, she agrees to take his place as a prisoner for the next six months. Plenty of time to get out of her pending marriage to the son of the village’s wealthiest family.

When Bella is sent a list of demands and rules, one rule stood out: Don’t fall in love.

That seemed simple enough, for who could fall in love with a Beast?

Genre Fairytale, Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon http://amzn.to/2vu4Ri2

Izzy Szyn Social Media

New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Izzy currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls. She loves to keep in touch with her readers.

Blog https://izzyszyn.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/izzySzyn
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/izzyszynhome/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13836241.Izzy_Szyn
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Izzy-Szyn/e/B00XKHESO4/

 

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Stealing Blue by DP Denman @dpdenman #RLFblog #GayRomanceToday’s featured book is Stealing Blue, a Gay Romance by DP Denman.

All is fair in love and war. Let the battle begin!

From award-winning author, D.P. Denman comes the continuing story of Brady and Blue! A hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, and Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.

The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. Read this exciting new installment in the Blue Series and find out if Brady can bring him home before he loses Blue to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.

Genre Contemporary Gay Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher North Shore Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXG19NW
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stealing-blue-dp-denman/1126163401
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stealing-blue/id1222739024?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stealing-blue
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/714632

DP Denman Social Media

Award-winning author DP Denman writes addictive, character-driven contemporary gay 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.

Website http://www.dpdenman.com
Blog https://dpdenmanauthor.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/dpdenman
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dp.denman
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/DP-Denman/e/B00GDFXYRM
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Is It True: Unexpected by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #GayRomance #ContemporaryPlay Is It True with today’s guest, author of Unexpected (A Unexpected Novel Book One), an MM Contemporary Erotic Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

A chance meeting will change their lives forever…

From the moment he entered the dark taproom, Caleb Hunt found himself drawn to the handsome man who sat alone at the end of the bar, away from the crowd. His interest in the dark-haired, muscled adonis took him by surprise, not remembering when he’d felt such hunger from a simple glimpse. Unable to stay away, he quickly found an open seat next to him and slid into it. When Ronan turned his ice-blue eyes to Caleb and introduced himself, his warm hand sent shivers of desire through his body and he was enthralled.

Ronan Scott’s boring Friday night had taken a turn for the better when Caleb took the seat next to him. Over the next few hours, he found Caleb easy to talk to and at the same time, he found that he couldn’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful man. Caleb captured his attention in a way that no other had for as long as he could remember. Taking a chance, he leaned forward and captured Caleb’s lips with his. And with the simple kiss, Ronan understood that Caleb would become an essential part of his life.

As Ronan and Caleb explore their new relationship and integrate their lives together, they realize that not everything will be so seamless…

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, this is my 6th
this book is part of a series?
Yes, the first in a trilogy
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes, during the revisions
you did research for this book?
Yes
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, Gay Contemporary Erotic Romance
you speak more than one language?
No, I don’t
you grew up where you live now?
No, I grew up in a small town, now I live in Denver, CO
you love to read?
Yes!
you are never late?
Yes, I don’t like to be late if I can help it
you love pizza?
Yes
you love sushi?
Yes
you have a pet?
Yes, a Black Lab/Rottweiler mix named Maddie.
Where can we find your book online?
Publisher Valerie Ullmer
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Novel-Book-One-ebook/dp/B072HNSD72/
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

Website http://www.valerieullmer.com/
Blog http://www.valerieullmer.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/valerieullmer
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/valerieullmer.author
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/valerieullmer/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15293708.Valerie_Ullmer
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Ullmer/e/B01FSWMI9A/
Newsletter http://www.valerieullmer.com/newsletter/

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There is one theme that is common in many gay romance
stories, and that is the prejudices against homosexual people and how they deal
with the barriers caused by prejudices.
As though who have read earlier books in my series will
already know, while same-sex relations were forbidden for the merpeople of
Atlantis it wasn’t due to any religious reason, but rather because the race is
close to extinction, and the mating rituals imposed by the rulers of the sunken
city of Atlantis were introduced to try to prevent them from dying out
entirely.
That doesn’t mean that prejudices are going to be completely
absent from the series and in Shifting Currents the divisions between the
merpeople and the Atlanteans who once inhabited the city are thrown into the
limelight.
In this post I am going to go into a bit of the historical
background as to how the issues between merfolk and the human Atlanteans came
about.
In the history of my world Atlantis didn’t just vanish below
the ocean in some cataclysmic event or devastating storm. Instead, it was
deliberately hidden on the sea floor by the Atlantean gods in an attempt to
save the humans who worshiped them from the coming war of other ancient
peoples. The Atlanteans were gifted with the power to survive at the great
depths and continued to live in the city that had been their home for so many
years.
The merpeople, who lived in the waters around Atlantis,
welcomed the Atlanteans and helped teach them to farm the fruits of the ocean
and thrive in the water, just as they did.
Unfortunately, when two such vastly different races are
thrown together in close quarters, there will always be issues. The two
communities, while living in the same waters, never fully integrated, and there
were plenty of Atlanteans who thought the merpeople shouldn’t live in Atlantis.
Atlantis for the Atlanteans became the common cry from those who saw the
merpeople not as friendly allies, but as half-animal creatures to be looked
down upon and driven out of the sacred city of Atlantis.
Two races, both seeing their claim on the land/waters as
equally valid, were going to come to blows sooner or later.
Delwyn, a merman with the power to see into the past, and
Fabian, an Atlantean living hundreds of years before Delwyn was born, are going
to have to overcome these prejudices if they intend to make a life together.

Shifting Currents by LM Brown

Can a merman and an Atlantean, separated by centuries and
prejudices, find love together?
Merman Delwyn is an Oracle of the past. He loves nothing
better than observing the comings and goings of those who lived centuries
before he was born. His favorite time period to visit is when both Atlantean
and mer inhabited the sunken city of Atlantis, and his guilty pleasure is
watching lovers come together in passion. Secure in the knowledge that no one
can see him when he’s viewing the past, nothing can prepare Delwyn for the
moment Fabian, an Atlantean living in the past, speaks to him.
Fabian is a man with divided loyalties. The demi-god son of
the Goddess of Sea Creatures has sworn to serve the Goddess of Prophecy as her
Oracle of the present. His unique status gives him the power to see anything in
the present, including the mysterious merman voyeur from the distant future.
Despite the centuries that separate them, Delwyn and Fabian
find they have a lot in common and quickly form a friendship that both hope one
day will become something more. But before they can be together in the present,
Delwyn and Fabian must unravel the mysteries of the past.
Only time will tell if the truth about the long-since
vanished Atlanteans will bring them together or tear them apart, as the battle
for the sunken city of Atlantis begins.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal

Buy Shifting Currents

Publisher: Pride Publishing https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/shifting-currents
By the time this post goes live Shifting Currents will be available at Amazon
and other online stores. Click here for the links:
https://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/bookshelf/series/mermen-magic-series/shifting-currents-4-novel/

LM Brown Social Media

LM is an English writer of gay romances. She believes that
there is nothing hotter or sweeter than two men in love with each other… unless
it is three.
When L.M. Brown isn’t bribing her fur babies for control of
the laptop, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.
Website and Blog http://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LMBrownAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/L.M.Brown.author

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Fraud. Lies. Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby.
From award-winning author, DP Denman comes the continuing
story of Brady and Blue! Brady is a self-made man with his life under control.
He has the money. He has the man. He has it all until an international scandal
pits brother against brother, and he realizes how quickly he could lose it.
Blue learns a different lesson about loyalty when a careless
moment divides his circle of friends, threatening to tear it apart. Putting
things back together forces both of them to test the bonds of friendship and
family. For one, things will never be the same.
Book 3 in the bestselling Blue Series

DP Denman Social Media

Award-winning author DP Denman writes addictive character-driven
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.

Romance Lives Forever
Discover Books and Authors with Kayelle Allen
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com
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Extra Mile, a new lesbian romance from From NYT Bestselling author Izzy Szyn, is the first in a continuing series featuring Brittany Jones and her journey in the world of being a high class escort.
When Brittany applies for an escort position with Extra Mile she thinks that it’s only temporary. With clients ranging from baseball players and their wives to movie stars, Brittany realizes that being a high class escort may be her true career path.
Genre Lesbian Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Izzy Szyn Social Media

New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit, Mi. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls.
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Today’s featured book is Blow by Blow by Kate Hill.
Genre M/M Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A hunky former heavyweight champ and an ass-kicking beauty fight for their lives and their love in a futuristic world of MMA.
Theo “Little Raven” Fisker, is a bantamweight with attitude who plans to make a name for himself in the Radical Warrior Tournament, a prestigious mixed martial arts event. The problem is no team will sign a male fighter who walks out in silver and pink with nail polish to match, until he meets Master Jesse.
Impressed by Theo’s talent, Jesse welcomes him onto his up and coming team. Fists and sparks fly when Theo meets gorgeous Valentin Merrickson. Theo draws Valentin out of his protective armor and sparks hope for a life the tough heavyweight never imagined possible. Their love grows, but threats from extremists and an injury that ends Valentin’s career in the cage might tear them apart. 

Kate Hill Social Media

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and spending time with her family and pets. She also writes as Saloni Quinby.

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Today’s featured book is Accursed by Saloni Quinby.
Genre M/M Erotic Romance
Author Saloni Quinby
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
At the request of his aunt, Medium Maxim Thomas travels to the London mansion of actor Ian Northhill to search for paranormal dangers. The first-born sons in Ian’s family have all died on their thirty-fourth birthday, and Ian’s is just around the corner. The problem is, he doesn’t believe in ghosts, demons or curses.
When Maxim and Ian meet, they’re overwhelmed by lust, but great sex doesn’t change Maxim’s bitterness toward actors or Ian’s loathing of “phony” psychics. Unable to ignore their desire for each other, the men try to overcome their prejudices. While Ian performs a retelling of Jekyll and Hyde on stage, a real life Jekyll and Hyde plots to destroy him. Will Ian trust Maxim enough to allow his lover to save him from the family curse? 

Saloni Quinby Social Media

The child of a painter and a psychic dreamer, Saloni Quinby feels spirituality and storytelling go hand-in-hand. She loves the scent of gardenia, the sound of wind chimes and the taste of honey. By listening to what isn’t said, she creates works based on unspoken desires. Saloni prefers blurred gender lines and many varieties of romance. In a world where passion must at times be restrained, she believes erotica is a pleasure to be shared. With her stories she would like to make her fantasies yours and hopes you enjoy the ride. Saloni also writes as Kate Hill.

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Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love
each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes
rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her–but didn’t,
because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.
When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t
know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender
people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them–she looks and acts like
anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.
He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do
anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.
Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a
second chance at love.
Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will
do almost anything to keep you together–even change your faces.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Twilight Times Books

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