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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Kayelle Allen here. Back in 2006, I was a busy author with four books. I was promoting,

learning more about promoting, and asking friends about promoting. All the ins and outs of book marketing were starting to gel and I felt like I was beginning to understand the overall concept. That said, I had a constant list of questions. Facebook was two years old. Twitter had been founded that year. Pinterest and Instagram were four years away. I had friends who had similar questions, and we would email each other and ask. Often, I’d get the same question several times in a row. I found myself going back to my “sent” file to copy an answer and resend it. Not that I wasn’t asking questions myself, but I think because I’d take the time to go find an answer if someone asked something I didn’t know – I started getting more and more questions.

It was Halloween, and I was busy with all sorts of details of writing, and I got the same question from two different people. I remember thinking that there had to be an easier way to handle this. I needed a way to let everyone know what I’d discovered at the same time, and if I had a question, get an answer from someone who knew. Yahoo Groups was established and well-used, so I decided to create one that all of my friends and I could use together. We could post a question there, and anyone who knew the answer could reply.
I set it up as Marketing for Romance Writers because that’s what all of us were at the time. Looking back, I’ve often wished I’d named it Marketing for Every Writer. Of course, then the initials would have been MEW vs MFRW and our symbol might have been a black cat!
Then, we had 12 members. Ten years later, there are 2420 there now, plus 6230 on Facebook, 3411  on Twitter, and 1400+ on Pinterest with 71 boards and over 1000 pins.

About MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers 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 seminars.
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. You can get interviewed on BlogTalkRadio. Link your blog to a community hop via a unique software “ribbon” with exciting themes, and draw readers to your site.

Find and Join MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/
Marketing for Romance Writers Website http://marketingforromancewriters.org
Marketing for Romance Writers News page https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg
Marketing for Romance Writers Promo page https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/

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Kayelle Allen, Founder https://kayelleallen.com

Emerald, Facebook Coordinator and Editor http://www.TheGreenLightDistrict.org
Mona Karel, Moderator, Blog Hop Coordinator http://mona-karel.com
Paloma Beck, Blog Director http://www.romancebeckons.net/index.html
Rochelle Weber, Newsletter Publisher http://www.rochelleweber.com
Barbara Donlon Bradley, Newsletter Editor http://www.barbaradonlonbradley.com
Michelle Davis, Newsletter Editor https://twitter.com/michelle40768
Libby McKinmer, Newsletter Editor http://libbymckinmer.com
Mari Anne Christie, Newsletter Editor http://marichristie.info/
Reet Singh, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.reetsingh.in
Zeenat Mahal, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.zeenatmahal.com/
Tina Gayle, Twitter Promo Coordinator http://www.tinagayle.net/home.html
Carmen Stefanescu, Blog Coordinator http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.com/
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If you have questions about marketing your books, or you want to share an opportunity such as being a guest on your blog, join us. It’s okay to ask for guest spots too. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.” Services and membership are free. Are you part of the Marketing for Romance Writers success story? Please share in the comments.
Today’s featured book is Till Life Do Us Part by Carmen
Stefanescu
About the Book
Title Till Life Do Us Part
Genre Paranormal/romantic suspense
Author Carmen Stefanescu
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Barbara Heyer can hear voices of dead people. They whisper
of their deaths, seek comfort for those left behind, and occasionally even warn
her about future events. But when Barbara’s brother, Colin, is accused of
murder, it will take more than her gift to prove his innocence.
Becoming smitten with the handsome investigator, Detective
Patrick Fischer, is a serious complication given his assignment to her
brother’s case. Barbara senses there is something far deeper—and perhaps much
older—than the surface attraction between them. Could that be why she’s visited
by a mysterious woman named Emma in her dreams? Could past life regression tie
all the seemingly unconnected events together?
Barbara and Patrick must overcome heartache to find the
truth to save Colin, and perhaps themselves.

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About the Author

Carmen Stefanescu resides in Romania, the native country of
the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist
dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal
phenomena could have led someone to great trouble – the psychiatric hospital if
not to prison.
High school teacher of English and German in her native
country, and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years
of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world that of the books.
Several of her poems were successfully published in a
collection of Contemporary English Poems, Muse Whispers vol.1 and Muse Whispers
vol.2 by Midnight Edition Publication, in 2001 and 2002.
Her first novel, Shadows of the Past, was released in 2012
by Wild Child Publishing, USA.
Carmen joined the volunteer staff at Marketing For Romance
Writers Author blog and is the coordinator of #Thursday13 posts.

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Today’s featured book is Christmas at Love House by Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

About the Book

Title Christmas at Love House: A Bittersweet Interlude (Bull Rider Series #3)
Genre Contemporary Western Holiday Romance
Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A little Christmas magic will be a welcome guest at Love House, but regardless if it arrives or not…during this bittersweet interlude—Velia and Caulder dare their happily-ever-after to be anything less than, “forever.”
Four years later, Velia and Caulder finish up another year of bull riding. They settle into their comfy abode on the McCutchen Ranch in the snowy Allegheny Mountains to celebrate the Christmas season with a houseful of guests. La vita e bella! But why does their happily-ever-after have to come with an expiration date? Without warning, their most chilling nightmare comes true. An innocent misunderstanding, and a startling realization discovered too late—puts their contented little family at risk.
On top of everything else, watching a new love bloom between two of the McCutchen guests, isn’t part of their agenda. Reece “Foley” Wilson, a former teammate, comes into contact with Velia’s cousin at the last show of the season and again while visiting for the holiday. Grown up and feisty, Natale Valente-Armano fell in love with this cowboy as a lovesick teen. Now, life has changed for both of them. How will they handle the unfamiliar thoughts and urges overtaking them? And, how will la famiglia respond to this unexpected romance?

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About the Author

Mary found her niche when she began writing in the contemporary western romance genre. She’s the author of seven western romance novels to date, with more on the horizon. She dabbles in the paranormal genre and has written two time-travel romance novels, which are now out of print.
She lives in the great Lake Basin area in the U.S.A., and is a mom to two sons and a new daughter-in-law. Her career was in education working with children with learning disabilities—at the elementary and middle school levels. She’s taught creative writing for a college leisure program.
Besides, writing, Mary enjoys photography, reading, going to the opera and dinner with friends, and traveling. Her dream came true when she retired and became a full time writer.

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