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Monthly Archives: October 2015


Happy birthday to Marketing for Romance Writers 2015. I
created MFRWorg on Halloween, 9 years ago this year. It’s hard to believe it’s
been that long. It had about 12 members because those were the people I was
always talking to and we would ask each other marketing type questions. We were
each other’s resource. I had been getting emails for a long time and would
answer with what I knew. When I realized I was getting the same questions in
slightly different forms from multiple people, I decided to make it easier on
all of us and create a group where we could post once and get answers from
everyone. Voila! MFRW was born. 

I should have called it Marketing for Writers. Many of our current members
don’t write romance, but some principles carry over to every kind
of book, and every kind of writer. It doesn’t matter though, because those who
don’t mind looking past the name will find answers to their questions.
There are thousands of members now. The group fills a unique place, and creates a safe place to ask questions, without having to deal with constant promo. However, if you need a place to share a post, come ask. Opportunities abound.

What is Marketing for Romance Writers?

MFRW is a peer-oriented mentoring
group open to the entire literary community. Ask your marketing-related
questions, or request help, advice, or opinions. You can learn how to create a
professional image and use it effectively, as well as ask for opportunities to
join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects
of writing.
News about pitch sessions and calls for submission are
posted on the Yahoo group. As a member, you can attend exclusive, member-only
pitch events with publishers. Members can attend free, online workshops and
Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on
most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest
boards, and show off your cover models. Share your tweets with the MFRW street
team and get them shared on Twitter. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor, and
#MFRWhop promote for you. Link your
blog to a community hop and draw readers to your site.
If you have questions about marketing your books, join us.
The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.” Services and
membership are free.

MFRW promotes its members 

Happy birthday, MFRW. Here’s to many more!

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Kayelle Allen
G.E. Taylor author of Desperate Decision answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
I became hooked on
reading romance novels during my teen years and my attempt at writing began in
high school. All of my manuscripts were mailed under my bed. Eventually, I
threw out most of them. That was painful especially since I’d hand written them
first, then typed them on my old typewriter.
In college I majored
in English but ended up with a Master in Social Work and a Master in Education.
Though I had these
different career paths, I never gave up my passion for writing. Now I’m much
more committed to it and writing full time. I’ve drawn on my years of
practicing social work to give my work authenticity and realism.
I live in New Jersey
with my family.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Now this
is difficult because I have two all time favorites. The first one is oxtail
with broad beans, rice and peas and ginger beer.  And the other is Jerk Chicken with rice and
peas and ginger beer. Just thinking about them now is making my mouth water.
What is your go-to meal when you
dine out?
Without a
doubt seafood Alfredo. I love it!
Describe the perfect vacation.
If I had
the financial pocket book to do this, the perfect vacation for me would be to
spend at least six weeks away with my husband on the island of Saint Barths.
 love the Caribbean waters, the lovely sandy
beaches, the food and culture. I’d like to enjoy that.
What are your hobbies?
favorite is reading. I’m absolutely lost if I don’t have a book to read. I like
to bake cakes and decorate them. I’ve done some wedding and birthday cakes
which turned out pretty well.
is right at the top of my list, so you’ll find me watching Master Chef and
other cooking shows. When I attended college and was invited to a party I would
run out get
material and a pattern and sew my own dress. Crocheting—I’ve not done much
lately but I do like to make various pieces.
When you read for pleasure, what
kind of books do you choose?
or Law. The romance book could be a historical or even contemporary one just as
long as it holds my interest. I enjoy
stories about the law, so I search for John Grisham’s books.
About the Book
Title: Desperate Decision
Genre: Contemporary romance
Author: G.E. Taylor
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
North’s flight to freedom is dangerous and desperate. As she scrambles into the
stranger’s car crying “drive,” she prays to God this is not her last day on
earth. Usually not a gambler, this move is high-stake gambling. Bruised,
battered, and with no money, she needs a place to hide and heal until she finds
work as a pastry chef. When the stranger offers her shelter, she takes it even
as fear rushes up her throat and threatens to choke her. Would she live to
regret her decision?
Franklin cannot believe his eyes but, with her urgent cry ringing in his ears,
he presses the gas and the car leaps forward. What had possessed her to do such
a dangerous act? He intends to find out. But no amount of probing loosened her
tongue. Just when he decides to let her go, he accidently sees her bruised
body. Angry that someone did that to her made him want to meet the coward. He
offers her shelter. Under his roof, he discovers she is the pastry chef who
could not only lift his business to the top, but who built up a need in him
that only she can satisfy. The wild passion they share can only lead to one
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The General’s Wife 
Regina Kammer author of The General’s Wife: An American
Revolutionary Tale answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Regina Kammer is a librarian, an art historian, and an
award-nominated, best-selling, multi-published writer of erotica and historical
erotic romance. Her short stories and novels make history sexier, whether the
era is Roman, Byzantine, Viking, American Revolution, or Victorian. She’s even
sexed up contemporary settings, Steampunk, and Greco-Roman mythology. She has
been published by Cleis Press, Go Deeper Press, Story Ink, The Naughty Literati, and her own imprint, Viridium Press.
She began writing historical fiction with romantic elements during National
Novel Writing Month 2006, switching to erotica when all her characters suddenly
demanded to have sex.
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
My book boyfriend is actually a villain. No, I take that
back. He’s a misunderstood antagonist, with a cool demeanor and a complex
psyche. Oh, and a 17th-century Caribbean pirate. He’s Lord Odo Wraxall from Lord Wraxall’s Fancy by Anna Lieff
Saxby, a historical erotic romance (heavy on the erotic, light on the romance)
first issued by Black Lace circa 1996. Odo is a heroic villain, who can charm the
corset off a woman with assurances of sexy fun and sensual adventure.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Anywhere in Europe with Greco-Roman ruins, old churches, art
and history museums, and an old town center. Then after a day of walking around
and sight-seeing, an evening spent enjoying cocktails.
What are your hobbies?
Gardening, baking, making jam (with fruit from the garden),
hiking with Misterotica and the dog. One day soon I’ll get back to making mosaics.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
Romance! I prefer historical romance, but I’ll read any
sub-genre. I also like to thumb through home and garden magazines.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
If I’m writing a historical, I’ll read a novel written in
the era in which my book is set. So, I might read Victorian erotica if I’m
writing a Victorian-set erotic romance. I’ll read current historical
non-fiction, and also historical accounts written around the time my story
takes place. I’ll also look at newspapers and almanacs of the day. If my
characters travel, I’ll check out Baedekers and transportation timetables.
Plus, of course, the Oxford English Dictionary. I can get lost in that!

About the Book

Title The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale
Genre Historical erotic romance
Author Regina Kammer
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Seduced Into Marriage
Lady Clara Hastings is forced to leave her beloved England by her wicked
husband, the infamous British general Lord Jeremy Strathmore. They arrive upon
the shores of the uncivilized American colonies amidst the outbreak of that
young nation’s struggle for independence.
Kidnapped And Held For Ransom
Among Strathmore’s enemies is a man Clara secretly desires. As his captive, she
learns of her husband’s debauched pleasures and sadistic past, and discovers
her own passions and sensual needs.
A Quest For Freedom
In the clutches of patriot fighters, Clara’s beliefs are challenged, her values
are threatened, and she is caught up in a battle for her heart in the arms of a
handsome American revolutionary.
The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale is an award-nominated
historical erotic romance set in New York of 1777. Intermingling themes of
erotica and erotic romance, The General’s Wife follows the sexual
journey of the heroine culminating in a happily-ever-after.
The General’s Wife was a finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers’ 2014
Maggie Award for Excellence.

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