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Kayelle Allen here. Wow, has Marketing for Romance Writers grown! Back in 2006 when I started this group, 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 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. How was I supposed to promote on social media? Did I need a blog?

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 and 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. Our members are not just romance writers, however. They come from all genres. 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!

In 2006, we had 12 members. Eleven years later, there are 2420 of us, plus 6781 on Facebook, 3875 on Twitter, untold numbers on Goodreads, and 1492+ on Pinterest with 54 boards and over 790 pins. Our staff of volunteers produces an award winning newsletter and in 2018, we will publish a montly magazine. How can we promote for you?

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 https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg

Marketing for Romance Writers Promo https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/

 

Free Promotion for MFRW Members

Follow us – we follow back.

Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/
Goodreads http://is.gd/mfrwgoodreads
Google+ http://bit.ly/mfrworg-gplus
LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/company/marketing-for-romance-writers-organization/
Twitter http://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG our hashtags are #MFRWauthor #MFRWorg #MFRWhooks

MFRW Volunteer Staff

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
Lisa Lowe, Goodreads Coordinator (website under construction)
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/


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.

 

RLF Gem 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for March was KT Black. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog.
Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year
of free advertising.

About KT Black

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. KT Black
2. Jessica Cale
3. Jane Leopold Quinn
4. Clare Dargin
5. Jessica E Subject
Honorable mention: Nancy Corrigan, Barbara Donlon Bradley
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button that readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over 2M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.
New for 2015
Each post will be featured on the Romance Lives Forever
Pinterest board within a few days after it goes live. https://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

New RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

I’m pleased to announce that author Nicole Morgan has agreed to assist me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the new blog admin. Look for emails from her. As we transition to a new system of recording and verifying guests, you might receive a duplicate note about your date. Please bear with us. We want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join this group — it’s simply a way for us to have a joint email and streamline things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3
per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf_dates
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Alanna Lucas, Andrea K. Stein, Anita Cox, Barbara White
Daille, Brita Addams, Elodie Parkes, Erica Ridley, Eva Lefoy, Houston Havens, Ines
Johnson, Jacquie Biggar, JoAnne Myers, Jocelyn Dex, Kim Headlee, Lauren Linwood,
Lisa Haman, Russell Brooks, Sabrina York, Sasha Cottman, Taylor Brooks, Tina
Gayle
Hidden Desire 
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces
the story.

About the Author

Writing for Barbara Donlon Bradley started innocently enough.
Like most, she kept diaries, journals, and wrote an occasional letter but she also
had a vivid imagination and wrote scenes and short stories adding characters to
her favorite shows and comic books. As time went on she found the passion for writing
to be a strong drive for her. Humor is also very strong in her life. No matter how
hard she tries to write something deep and dark, it will never happen. That humor
bleeds into her writing. Since she can’t beat it she has learned to use it to her
advantage. Now she lives in Tidewater, Virginia with two cats, one mother in law
– who’s 87 — her husband, and son.

Interview with Barbara Donlon Bradley

Why did you write this
book?
Because if I didn’t, I think my characters would have beaten
me up in my sleep. This is the 8th book in a series I’ve been working on.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I like reading what I write which is SF/futuristic but I also
edit for a publisher so I’m reading a lot of different genres. It’s something I
enjoy and it makes me a little sharper when I edit my own work.
Who is your favorite character
from fiction (not including your own)?
Wow – I have to pick just one? Hmmm, I’ve always loved Thomas
Covenant the Unbeliever – I loved the series so much I bought the books in hardback
back when I was young and broke.
What are you working on
at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I am finishing the edits on book 9 of my series titled Timeless
Desire. I changed the timeline leaving only two people who know what happened and
their job is to set it right. Then I’m working on the next book in the series, editing
a werewolf book I wrote several years ago and have a short story I want to write
about dragons.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Heather wants to fight beside her people, not watch from a safe
distance. So when her brother comes up with a way to disguise her she jumps at the
chance. Now she can try out for an elite team to help defeat Reasta, who has a stronghold
on their planet. No one knows who she is, including her mate, who has also been
disguised. They must find each other, qualify for the team and help rescue the elders
without being found out.

About the Book

Title Hidden Desire
Genre SF/Futuristic Erotic Romance
Author Barbara Donlon Bradley
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Author Social Media

Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
RLF Gem Award 

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!
  1. Marilyn
    Baron
  2. Pamela Moran
  3. Barbara
    Donlon Bradley
  4. Elise Cyr
  5. VS Nelson
 Honorable mention: Cynthia Sax, NN Light
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger’s
FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers can follow via
Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog
button readers and authors can grab. RLF takes up to three images per article, so
authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as tags
on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million readers via its Twitter-linked network.
Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author
additional opportunities for promotion. The Romance Lives Forever
Paper.li ezine
features guest authors on its front page every day.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3
per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://is.gd/rlfdates
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Anita Philmar, Ashley Ladd, Ashley York, Dena Garson, Eva Lefoy, Jennifer
Britt, Jennifer Kacey, JoAnne Myers, Lisa Carlisle, LM Brown, Margie Church, Mary
Caelsto, NJ Walters, Penelope Merrin, Regina Kammer, Renee Reynolds, Sam
Cheever, Sarah Makela, Sayara St Clair, Suz deMello, Tina Donahue, Tina Gayle
Stolen Desire 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Barbara Donlon Bradley.
What is your go-to
meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the
spot” item.
This one is hard because of all the different restaurants
out there but stuffed flounder is one of my all time favorites.
What were you like
when you were in school?
Dorky – I was taller than my friends and a bit clumsy. I was
also a big book worm. Not much has changed over the years.
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
A little of both – I love watching snow fall and hate to
ruin the beautiful blanket as it covers the ground, but I live in an area where
snow doesn’t stay for long so building a snowman will keep the snow around just
a little longer
What was your
favorite book as a child?
It’s funny you asked this – I’ve been thinking about this
myself. The book that made me a reader and I loved so much that I wrote it word
for word in a notebook so I could have a copy of it wasThe Faraway Lurs. I can’t
remember who the author was now but that book was the one.
What was the last
movie you watched (home or theater)?
The kid at heart in me watched Rio 2. It was cute and had
some really funny parts. My husband thought there was a little too much singing
but we all enjoyed it.

About the Book

Title Stolen Desire
Genre SF/Futuristic Erotic romance
Author Barbara Donlon Bradley
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R + 18 – explicit
scenes
Blurb When Heather is confronted with her time traveling
self she fears the worse. The woman came to warn them of a terrible accident
but something isn’t right. The visitors her future self says are there to help
only wants to kidnap her and kill her mate. Using her mind she tries to protect
her friends and family. Yet she wakes up as a prisoner after seeing the ship
Storm is in blow up. She is now alone, and trapped. Somehow she has to figure
out a way home and hopefully reverse all the horrible things that have taken
her family from her.

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Author Social Media

Forgotten Desire 
Storm is in the 20th century with no memory. Heather must make
him remember and avoid her mimesis before bringing him home.
Heather and Storm’s story continues…
When Storm leans against one of Bert’s machines and is sent back
in time without his memories, Heather has to go after him.
A simple retrieval won’t work. She has to make him remember before
they can return to their own timeline.
Finding him is easy, getting him to regain his memories isn’t.
Then she finds out Ialog is there, giving Storm something to keep his memories at
bay.
Now she has to find a way to stop her old nemesis and bring her
mate home.

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Barbara Donlon Bradley
Fill your future with Desire
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