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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Axel by Bry Ann @authorbryann #RLFblog #romanticsuspenseBry Ann, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Sort of. My books vary between suspense, romance and dark romance or sometimes  blend of the three. I don’t usually vary from these genres though. Sometimes I try to but it never works out. Write what you love, right?:)
How do you come up with ideas?
My life and my problems, haha! Most of my books come from something I want a better ending for. For instance, in Axel. I was super angry at somebody and didn’t know how to deal with it. I felt alone and misunderstood so I wrote Axel. It was a way for me to vent. Aly was a way for me to cope. Then I gave them the happy ending I dreamt of in that situation. It is kind of always a spin on my reality if that makes sense.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Being real! In real life I am shy and hold back a lot of what I think and feel. In my writing I like to brutally honest. I like it to be a place where I don’t shy from the hard topics and people can relate. In the end though I always like there to be some kind of happy ending. I love light and dark. That’s a theme in all my books.
When did you write your first book?
Well it depends on what you count as a ‘first book’ haha. I wrote a book when I was like twelve and lost it. Then I didn’t write a book again until I was twenty and was inspired by a Buzzfeed article of all things. Axel is the first book I decided to publish.

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Leather or lace? Hmm, leather and lace depending on my mood. Most days leather, but once and a while lace :)
Black or red? These are hard questions! My two favorite colors. Black.
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton. I think it’d feel weird to sleep on satin.
Ocean or mountains? I am living in the mountains now, but the ocean. Nothing makes me feel calmer than the sound of the ocean.
City life or country life? Country life all the way
Party life or evening at home? Both. I love a nice night at home, but I am learning it is fun to go out once and a while!
Dogs or cats? Dogs. I am a little afraid of them, but after my last dog I have to say dogs. She loved me so unconditionally.

Tell us about Axel.

Axel is about a professional boxer who suffers a serious tragedy at a young age. He has anger issues and pushes everyone away. One day on a train he meets Aly.
Aly is trying to find herself. She lives in a strict Christian family in a strict Christian town. Although she wants to stay Christian she senses something is off about her life back home. She wants to figure out who she is. She doesn’t realize that her family is abusive and justifying it with their faith.
Both of their pasts come crashing back in an explosive way. It is a story about light and dark and the power of redemption.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher: Bry Ann
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Axel-Romantic-Suspense-Bry-Ann-ebook/dp/B077PC8TLD/

Bry Ann Social Media

Bry Ann is a psychology student at Arizona State University. She currently lives up in the Rocky Mountains in Granby, Colorado. She spends most of her free time reading dark romance books, writing anytime she can get her hands on a computer and doing homework anytime she can squeeze it in. Bry Ann has been writing for as long as she can remember. Even from the youngest of ages she was writing about characters with dark pasts and shady stories. As she got older she decided everyone should get a love story so soon her dark stories got happy endings. She loves to hear from her readers and talk all things books so feel free to contact her on any of her social media pages.
Blog: http://www.authorbryann.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorbryann
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorbryann
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/authorbryann
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17095210.Bry_Ann
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Bry-Ann/e/B077MHVFDF/
Newsletter: http://www.authorbryann.com

 

#Romance Lives Forever @AnneKane @AlinaKField @VickiBatman #RLFblogBe sure to read What is RLF? Romance Lives Forever in 2018 for great new opportunities coming for authors and readers.

The RLF Gems announcement last month was in the top ten. You are why I do this!

The most visited page last month was Christmas Romance Day on Dec 23rd. Top Blogger for this month is Anne Kane. She wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top chatter was Alina K Field. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger Anne Kane

Website http://AnneKane.com
Blog http://annekane.wordpress.com
Twitter http://twittercom/annekane
Facebook http://facebookcom/anne.kane.author
Pinterest https://pinterest.com/annekaneauthor/
Goodreads https://goodreads.com/Annekane
Amazon Author Page https://amazon.com/Anne-Kane/e/B004FXZSQ4/

#Romance Lives Forever @AnneKane @AlinaKField @VickiBatman #RLFblogThe winners are judged by page visits. Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
Individual best page views: Anne Kane

Christmas Romance Authors: Adele Downs, AE Wasp, Barbara Lohr, Barbara White Daille, Beppie Harrison, Christie Logan, Christine Young, CL Kraemer, Genie Gabriel, Grace Risata, Jean Joachim, Jody Wallace, Kayelle Allen, LA Remenicky, Laura Baumbach, Laura Haley-McNeil, Laura Strickland, Leigh Michaels, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Linda O’Connor, Linda Rae Sande, Lisabet Sarai, Melissa McClone, Mickie Sherwood, PJ Sharon, Robin Michaela, Savanna Kougar, Seelie Kay, Staci Troilo, Vicki Batman

Honorable mention: KG Fletcher

Top Chatters for the Month

The person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Christmas Romance Day authors
Alina K Field

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Top Bloggers of 2017

#Romance Lives Forever @AnneKane @AlinaKField @VickiBatman #RLFblogOne author made the list as top blogger due to having the most page views twice. She was also often in the top five or an honorable mention: Vicki Batman. Vicki wins a year of free advertising on Romance Lives Forever, a $120 value.

Other top bloggers during the year (in alpha order by first name) include: Alexa Aston, Anne Kane, Clare Dargin, Faye Hall, Kara James, Karen Michelle Nutt, Kayelle Allen, Kayla Drake, NJ Walters, and Saraya St Clair.

New Server — New Power

RLFblog has attracted so many visitors we crashed the server three times in the past month. On September 20th, we had no visitors on the blog so that we could move to a new, more powerful and roomier server. This should hold us for a bit! It also means I can add even more services. Look for new things in 2018, such as Free Book Friday and other goodies for readers (and authors)!

Not only does RLF post automatically to Triberr with a reach of several million, each post is also featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/ as well as on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RomanceLivesForever/ and Twitter https://www.twitter.com/kayelleallen When you like, follow and share it increases the reach. Thank you for sharing with your readers and friends!

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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 guests during the month are (in alpha order by first name):

Alina K Field, Angela Scavone, Barb Caffrey, Beverley Oakley, Cailin Briste, Cynthia Sax, Daryl Devore, June Kramin, Karen Cino, Kristina Knight, Kryssie Fortune, Livia Quinn, Liz Flaherty, Meredith Bond, Peter Perrin, Robin Michaela, Rolynn Anderson, Valerie Ullmer

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