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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Romance Lives Forever

Thank you for a great 2014! The Romance Lives Forever blog grew, and some wonderful features were added. For the year, there were 363 posts.

Social Media

The link between the blog and helped get out the word about blog posts. The paper is an online daily ezine, and this one posts to Twitter. The blog uses the hashtag #RLFblog, and you can click on Twubs to check its reach.

Triberr did a great job of sharing the news as well. Because of my followers, the tribemates I associate with, and their followers, RLF has a reach of over one million. The program works because it brings new readers, and reminds current ones of new material. It provides an average of 45 – 50 mentions on Twitter every day, and since each post has the guest author’s Twitter handle in the title, that means the guest gets mentioned too.

Networked Blogs helped by posting automatically to Facebook. The blog goes to several pages, and is often shared. Did you know the blog has its own Facebook page? Come over and like the page, and then share the day’s post, especially if you’re one of the guests.

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Request a date by clicking the Request a Date tab. Fill in the info, pick two dates, and I’ll do my best to get you one of them.
RLF Top Blogger Award

RLF Gems

This popular feature happens on the first of each month. I post a listing of the top bloggers, and send the top five a graphic to post on their websites or blogs. It’s almost always the most visited page of the month, although I don’t count it when listing which posts are the most popular. I want the credit to go to my wonderful guests. The top blogger each month gets a month of free ad space on the blog. The top blogger for the year gets a full year of ad space. The winner for December, and for 2014 will be announced Jan 1, 2015.

Thank you…

The blog has grown and changed in response to your requests, and I hope you’ve found it helpful. If there is something you’d like me to add or change, please let me know.
Thank you for your support. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope to see you back soon.
Kayelle Allen
Christmas Hope
by Leslie Lynch
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Christmas Hope.
Author: Leslie Lynch
Genre: Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Sam Bledsoe prefers his reclusive existence. A one-man landscape
business keeps his badly scarred face away from curious eyes. But when a woman faints
on her way from neighbor Maggie Ross’s house, he doesn’t hesitate. He rushes to
help while grappling with memories of the incident that burned him so badly.
Free spirit Becca Sweet is pregnant—and down on her luck. The
father of her unborn baby showed his true colors when he showed her the door. Becca
appeals to her no-nonsense sister for help, but Maggie, unaware of Becca’s pregnancy,
chooses that moment to dish out some tough love.
When Sam comes to Becca’s rescue, their battered hearts collide.
In a moment of holiday magic, they discover that Christmas hope applies to all,
even to them. And will hope lead to love, the most precious Christmas gift of all?

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for 99c now; the price goes to $1.99 on January 1.

About the Author

Award winning author Leslie Lynch gives voice to characters who
struggle to find healing for their brokenness—and discover unconventional solutions
to life’s unexpected twists.
Leslie lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and
her adult children’s cats. While not engaged in wrestling the beautiful and prolific
greenery of their yard into submission, she flies as a volunteer for the Civil Air
Patrol, loves the exuberant creativity and color of quilting and pottery…and, of
course, writes.
Check out the rest of Leslie’s Appalachian Foothills series,
where you will meet some of the characters who appear in A Broken Christmas! These
novels of suspense and healing are available at Amazon.

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Naughty List: Thirteen Naughty Holiday Stories
Naughty List
13 Naughty Holiday Stories
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media
contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Naughty List: Thirteen Naughty
Holiday Stories.
Genre Erotic romance anthology
Author Name The Naughty Literati
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R


Are you on the Naughty List? Thirteen Naughty Holiday Stories
to warm up your winter. Tales by Naughty Literati authors range from heartwarming
and sweet to scorching hot erotic, medieval to futuristic, humans to aliens and
shape-shifters, vanilla committed couples to kinky menage fun.
Naughty List Table of Contents:
The NightWind’s Visit by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Dear Santa…I Want A MAN For Christmas by Marianne Stephens
Prelude To A Most Unusual Marriage by Katherine Kingston
No Gentleman by Francesca Hawley
Jewel’s Menage Christmas by Berengaria Brown
Tune Me Up by Lainey-Jo Charles
On the Eighteenth of January, ’78 or, A Night At Valley Forge
by Regina Kammer
The Christmas Leopard by Lynne Connolly
Christmas Bad Girl by Trinity Blacio
How The Alien Stole Christmas by Belle Scarlett
Merry Christmas, Kitten by Nicole Austin
Viking in Tartan by Suz deMello
Holdin’ On by Alexa Silver

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The Loner 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is The Loner.
The Loner is the first book in Kate Moore’s (multiple RITA nominee)
newest series, The Canyon Club. Gatsby meets Persuasion in a story of sex and money
in L.A. as a self-sufficient loner, new billionaire Will Sloan, dares to cross the
divide of privilege to claim his lost love.
Loner Will Sloan, son of a waitress and a dead rodeo cowboy,
former scholarship student, new billionaire, is back in L.A., land of palm-lined
drives and fiery sunsets. His friends urge him to jump into the hot city dating
scene, but a chance encounter at a school reunion revives a powerful past love.
He’s never forgotten Annie James…and this time around, he swears he’ll do the walking
And Persuasion
Widowed young, Annie James believes she’s recovered from the
early heartbreaks that left her single and jobless at 24. Ten years later, she’s
got a job, a house, and a personal passion helping at-risk kids. Then she steps
up to do a favor for a friend and help a poor boy win a scholarship to the Canyon
School. Doing so unlocks the door to the past, and to the one man who could break
her heart again. This time, though, love will conquer all.

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About the Author

Kate has lived most of her life along the California coast. That
experience has made her a jeans-wearing, toes in wet-sand, married to a surfer,
fog-loving weather wimp, with a hint of East Coast polish from spending her college
years in Boston. Family history connects her to Irish and English immigrants, Cornish
miners, gold prospectors, and adventurers who sailed around Cape Horn bound for
San Francisco.
When she’s not reading, writing or brainstorming, Kate walks
in the redwoods, feed birds, collect books, apples and leaves; she watches tele-novellas
on Spanish-language TV and immerses herself in all things English. Her favorite
food groups are butter, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and red wine. Kate’s early
literary influences were The Little Engine That Could, The Little Red Hen, and Winnie
the Pooh. Austen, Heyer, Chaucer, and Homer came later and inspired her to put that
first plot on paper.
Kate’s heroes are honorable, virile outsiders with some grand
ambition; her heroines are practical princesses, who drive those edgy loners into
love with good sense and good sex.
Her family and friends offer endless support and humor. Kate
says her children are her best works, and her husband is her favorite hero.

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Leap Into the Knight
by MJ Schiller 
M.J. Schiller shares details about the creation of Sir Darius
Lee in the book Leap Into The Knight.
Title Leap Into The Knight
Genre sci-fi romance
Author M.J. Schiller
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.
But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle
of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question
how he is meant to live his life.
Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.
But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to
her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.
When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship
with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him
from losing his knighthood.
Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And
if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? And what about the feelings
Orion has developed for the princess?

Introducing Sir Darius Lee

Name: Sir Darius Lee
Age: 26
Gender: M
Birthplace: Albion
Profession: Knight of the High Order
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): human
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Six-foot-four, lean, muscular,
fair skinned, long, brown hair that he often pulls back and secures with a strip
of leather. Strong features, cheek bones, jaw, nose.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Princess Megan of Bethyea
How does your hero dress?
Simply. Browns that are able to act as camouflage if necessary.
A loose fitting shirt for mobility and sturdy travel cloak that can also serve as
a blanket or pillow.
If you could only hear
this character’s voice (but not see him) what characteristic would identify him?
He has a deep, soothing voice. Confident and calm.
Is the character book-smart,
self-taught, widely-experienced?
All of the above. He studied at the Academy, but has learned
much through his travels throughout the galaxy.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Knights are taught to live simply, but he is also comfortable
in extravagant surroundings, often having to deal with diplomats and high-ranking
What is your character’s
viewpoint on wealth?
It is of little consequence.
On what special skills
does your character rely?
His wit. His fighting skills. His steady moral compass.
What is your character’s family like?
He remembers very little about his family as he was dropped off
at the Academy at a very young age.
How do others perceive
your character based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
Because he is extremely tall, he might be seen as imposing. But,
while he can be a fierce fighter, he is really a kind and gentle man who is fair
and understanding.
Does your character care
about what others assume about him?
To a degree. He would not want people to be intimidated by him…unless
the situation warranted it.
Can your hero keep a secret
(why or why not)?
As a Knight of the High Order he often has to keep information
secret due to the nature of his missions. Besides, he would feel no need to gossip.
He is mostly a quiet man.
What inner doubt causes
your character the most difficulty?
He really has no inner doubts until he meets Maggie. His feelings
for her confuse him at the beginning, but once he has come to terms with them, he
is as resolute in his love for her as he has been about anything in his life.
When (if) he lies or is
upset, what gives him away?
It is very easy to tell when he is upset because that inner calm
that usually exudes from him is missing.

About Your Writer

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer the following

Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
She has a fascination for space travel and the concept of being
a knight.
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
I really have nothing that I an unwilling to share about myself.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
I think Amar would be a fascinating topic because he likes to
live in the grey areas of life, skimming just along the borderline of what is legal
and what is not.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
Hmm…I’m guessing that writing could be a soothing activity. I
seldom have time for it myself.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
I’d like to hear more stories about knights and how they handle
the unusual circumstances that come their way.

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Author Bio

MJ is a lunch lady in the heart of Central Illinois. My gosh!
Can you get more folksy than that? She met her husband at the University of Missouri-Columbia
and now she has a twenty-year-old (how did that happen?) and eighteen year old triplets!
She loves to read, karaoke (where she can pretend she is a rock star) and spends
WAY too much time on Facebook. She grew up in St. Louis and still has family there.

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Forever Yours This New Year’s Night
by LA Sartor
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media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Forever Yours This New Year’s
Night (Book Two in the Star Light~Star Bright Series).
Author: LA Sartor
Bestseller on Amazon
Free 12/26-12/27
Jennifer Malone Can’t Believe What’s Happening To Her
How dare he? Granted she’s far from home, dining alone on Christmas
Eve. But that doesn’t give Major Brice Young—the cocky man who’d out-experted her
on a big cyber forensics case months ago—the right to invite himself to her table
and then do what he did.
Brice Young Can’t Believe He Did What He Just Did
Stupid move. Brice needs Jennifer Malone to be the beta tester
of his new cyber defense program and he bet he’d just ruined his chances. Why on
earth did he come here at all, let alone do what he just did? Would Jen still show
up at tomorrow’s meeting and agree to work with him on testing his new system?
Can Two Prior Adversaries Work Together?
Getting Jen to test his new system is Brice’s priority until
he discovers she is so much more than the icy cyber geek she portrays to the world.
Jen fights to keep her distance, despite Brice’s undeniable charm. There is no way
she ever mixes business with pleasure, especially with a recently divorced man…or
can magic happen on this New Year’s Night?

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