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

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

Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman. She wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top chatters were Vicki Batman and Paula Millhouse. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger Vicki Batman

The top bloggers are judged by page visits. Congratulations!
Other authors in order by page visits are:
Saloni Quinby
Maria Schneider
KG Fletcher
Marlow Kelly

Honorable Mention: Chris Redding

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe 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 Vicki Batman and Paula Millhouse.


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Destiny of a Gargoyle by Chris Redding @chrisredding #RLFblog #NewRelease #paranormalromanceChris Redding, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Destiny of a Gargoyle by Chris Redding

Paranormal Romance Heat Level: PG
He was born in a time when magic ruled the Earth.
Gargoyles protected fairies from goblins. His family was a group of elite gargoyles who were assigned to protect a specific fairy. His father’s dereliction of that duty cursed his sons to become stone and wait.
Now reawakened in the twenty first century where no one believes in magic how is he going to convince his fairy that she is one and that she is in danger from a goblin?
He must do that without falling in love with her.
Why did you write this book?
I’ve had a fascination with gargoyles since I visited Notre Dame in Paris a few years ago. When I had the time to write it I’d just visited Ireland so I chose to have them be Irish gargoyles.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Paranormal Romance
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jim Beckett from Lisa Gardner’s The Perfect Husband. Just the mention of his name gives me chills because he was so bad.
What are you working on at the moment?
The third in the series, Calling of a Gargoyle. It’s about the last brother.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Fate of a Gargoyle and Calling of a Gargoyle should be out in the next few months along with probably the first in a series of sweet romances set on an island in the Carribean called Matchmaker Island.

Where to buy Destiny of a Gargoyle


Chris Redding Social Media

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her family. She is an author, ghostwriter, and a writing coach. When she isn’t writing or coaching, she loves yoga and walking.
Amazon Author Page


Free Books to Read by Mary Martinez and other authors #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog It’s #FreeBookFriday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free downloads and great books to read. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Meet Me In Fantasyland by Mary Martinez. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Meet Me In Fantasyland by Mary Martinez

After twenty years of marriage, Rissa Tate’s husband has left her for Blondie of the big Boobs. Can she rebuild a life for her and her children with a childhood friend?
Rissa isn’t as surprised as she should be that her husband left her. She’d had an idea for a few years he wasn’t being faithful. She’d buried her head in the sand for the sake of the twins. He left her four month’s earlier, and now he’s asked her to clear all of his possessions out of their home and do with them what she wants. As she boxes everything for Good Will she comes across her old diaries. In them she finds her entry of the pact she made with Robert, Bobby, Graham to meet in Twenty-five years. That date is in two weeks. Would he be there?
Rob Graham has loved Rissa for as long as he remembered. When they’d been in high school she’d only thought of him as a buddy, the brother she never had. Would she remember their pact? If she did, would she be there?
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Her Gilded Prison by Beverley Oakley

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She was determined to secure the succession, he was in it for the pleasure. Falling in love was not part of the arrangement.
When dashing twenty-five-year-old Stephen Cranbourne arrives at the estate he will one day inherit, it’s expected he will make a match with his beautiful second cousin, Araminta.
But while proud, fiery Araminta and her shy, plain sister, Hetty, parade their very different charms before him, it’s their mother, Sybil, a lonely and discarded wife, who evokes first his sympathy and then stokes his lustful fires.
As Stephen introduces Sybil to every pleasure she’s been deprived of, duty and passion become a deep and mutual love. But with the unexpected arrival of a contender to the estate, Sybil realizes that what she’s set in motion to save the family might have tragic consequences.
Her Gilded Prison is Book 1 in the Daughters of Sin series, a Regency-set ‘Dynasty’ that follows the sibling rivalry between Viscount Partington’s two nobly-born and his illegitimate daughters as they compete for love during a London Season. Her Gilded Prison can, however, be read as a stand-alone.
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Free Books to Read by Carly Carson and other authors #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Seducing the Law by Carly Carson

Scarlet is on the run from her cheating fiancé, when he sets the law on her. Making a choice that is either the smartest thing she’s ever done, or the dumbest, she runs straight into the law, in the form of one hot-as-sin Southern sheriff.
Who better to protect her than the sheriff? That is, until her cover is blown and the sheriff discovers that he has the chance to play on a hot Southern night…with this captivating woman who’s been teasing him since she blew into town. Only one of them can win this sexy tug-of-war – and the sheriff has the handcuffs…
Being a bad girl has never been so much fun…
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When Hairy Met Sally by Chris ReddingFree Books to Read by Chris Redding and other authors #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

He must find his fated mate or be exiled from the den.
What I thought was going to be a routine fix of a porch netted me my fated mate. She was stuck in a broken step when I arrived. It didn’t take me long to be smitten with her, but she wasn’t interested. If I don’t convince her that we were made for each other then I get to live my alone in the woods.
The last thing I needed was a man in my life. I’d just extricated myself from an abusive relationship. I just wanted to fix up my bed and breakfast and get it running. But he was relentless. He fixed everything. Including my broken heart.
Then my ex returned and I figured my life was over.
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Free Books to Read by Erica Ridley and other authors #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley

Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.
Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.
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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle AllenFree Books to Read by Kayelle Allen and other authors #FreeBookFriday #RLFblog

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What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
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Most people know about rock stars and have their favorites. I
have mine, but they are not in the music business. My rock stars are in the publishing
business. All of them are writers and for one reason or another they inspire me.

Bob Mayer

He’s been traditionally published and self-published and runs
a publishing company that is more of a partnership with the author. He’s taken the
new frontier of publishing and made it his own. What does he preach? Content is
king. Write a good book. Then write the next good book. A former Green Beret, he
uses the skills he learned in special forces to make his company and his brand successful.
Read his blog, Write it Forward.

JA Konrath

Another author who has been traditionally and self-published.
Of course he came to self-publishing with an audience already, but he often highlights
authors on his blog, The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, who have been successful
at self-publishing without having his advantages. He also give back to the community.
He challenge his readers to write a book and publish it in 24 hours and he then
highlighted all those books on his blog. A write can also use on of his characters
to write a book and if he accepts it, he will edit and publish it at his expense
with both his name and the writer’s name. That is quite a boost for anyone willing
to do it.

Victoria Strauss

is a founding member of Writer Beware. As long as there have been aspiring writers,
there have scams. Writer Beware is there to inform about them. With more and more
authors going the self-publishing route, Writer Beware’s services are needed even
more. Unscrupulous companies being bought by legitimate publishers has led to a
blurring of the lines between good business and bad. Writer Beware is there to save
us all from our desperation to see our books in print.

Melissa Foster

World Literary Café is website that all indie and traditionally
published authors can benefit from and it was started by Melissa. The site offers
paid advertising, some free advertising and, among other things, Tweet Teams, where
an author can help others tweet items in return for getting retweeted.

Kayelle Allen

Founder of the Yahoo Group Marketing for Romance Writers, Kayelle
has expanded it to include a blog and a newsletter both of which offer opportunities
for writers to get exposure. The group also has lots of discussions about marketing
which is a topic for every author.
If you as a writer are unfamiliar with any of these authors or
sites, you should acquaint yourself now. Your career will benefit from it.
Thanks for having me today.

Available Books

Which Exit Angel
She’s a homicide detective and and angel who hasn’t earned her
wings. She’s sent down to investigate a murder at the Jersey Shore.
He’s a preacher questioning his faith. How are these two supposed to stop the impending
Along Came Pauly
A contemporary romance about a dog that brings two people together
who don’t want to be. She’s a vegetarian veterinarian who needs cash for a no-kill
shelter. He’s the heir to a hot dog fortune who must give away money before he gains
his inheritance. Sounds like a perfect match. It isn’t.

About the Author

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, one dog
and three rabbits. She graduated from Penn State
with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing, she works for her local hospital. Her books are filled with romance, suspense and thrills.

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