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In preparation for the move from Blogspot to WordPress, I’m sharing the RLF Gem Bloggers of this site. Each Saturday for the next few weeks, I’ll showcase a different author.

2014 Star Blogger: Marilyn Baron

Marilyn has appeared on the Romance Lives Forever blog seven times. She has been an RLF Gem multiple times and was on the list of Bloggers of the Year in 2014. The position is chosen by the amount of visits the author’s post receives.
I’m proud to present Marilyn with the 2014 RLF Gem Award.
Others who won monthly top blogger awards in 2014 were Daisy Banks, Vicki Batman, E Ayers, and JD Faver.

About Marilyn Baron

Marilyn Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Marketing for Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and
Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and the recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She writes humorous women’s fiction, romantic thrillers/suspense, historicals and paranormal. She has won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance.
Amazon Author Page

Marilyn Baron’s Latest Book

Marilyn’s 20th work of fiction, The Vampire Next Door, a paranormal romance, is now available for pre-order. The worldwide release date for the novel is June 9, 2017. Aurora Dawn Hale, the ravishing daughter and granddaughter of psychics, wants to take a bite out of the boy next door, reformed vampire Lancelot “Lance” Lakeland, who repents his past and desperately desires to be good. Lance has given up immortality to be with the woman he craves. He must convince Aurora Dawn he is worthy of her trust. Will she love him for who he is and leave her fiancé at the altar? Or wake up from her spell in time to recognize the evil presence of the fiend who has terrorized her family for centuries?

Preorder The Vampire Next Door

Coming next Saturday…Top Blogger for 2015. Come back and see who it is! Visit the new blog – still under construction: RLFblog. Since the hashtag is #RLFblog, that’s the url for the new site. It will keep the name Romance Lives Forever.

Kayelle Allen

RLF Gem Award 

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

The Top Blogger was author E Ayers.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!

  1. E Ayers
  2. Adrienne
  3. Lisabet
  4. Daisy Banks
  5. Loc Glin
Honorable mention: Jocie McKade, Jana
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The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over a million readers
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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 participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Anita Cox, Brenda
Corey Dunne, DP Denman, Em Petrova, H Lewis-Foster, Houston Havens, Jami Gray, Jennifer
Lynne, JoAnne Myers, Juli D Revezzo, Kris Bock, Lauren Linwood, Louisa Bacio, Lucy
Felthouse, Renee Dunne, Sabrina York, TD Hassett, Tina Gayle, Veronica Bale, Wendy
Lynn Clark
Thanks so much for having me here
today. My newest book Campaign will be live Monday, July 21, 2014. It’s my seventh
River City novel. River City is a fictional mid-sized city in the eastern United States.
I love writing the River City
novels because they aren’t exactly a series, although it’s fun to read them in order,
just jump in and try one. The glue that holds them together is the city. Yes, many
of the characters know each other. Some work together, are friends, or are business
associates. So there can be some loose ties between them.
In my head, I have some criteria for
River City novels. The couple has to be doing something
to make the city better. It doesn’t matter if they donate to a cause, or actively
participate in some sort of activity/volunteer program, such as coaching soccer.
Plus there has to be something about that story that needs to be told. Something
different that sets it apart.
I’m going to say that all the stories
are PG-13. Let’s face it, teens today know more about sex than their grandmothers
did after they were married! That might sound horrifying to some people, but I don’t
think it is. Knowledge is power. It’s also protection!
So that said, I’m PG-13. I don’t write
anything too sweet or too hot. I’m right down the middle. I let my characters and
their personalities drive the heat of the story.
Writing Campaign was a roller coaster
ride. It’s an emotional story, filled with highs and lows. And just when I thought
I had a grip on it, my heroine, Kathryn “Ryn” Demary would toss another
problem at me, because she wasn’t the average heroine. And Brad Shoemaker might
have fallen in love with her, but he had a career choice at stake.
So while the story seems simple enough,
Ryn wasn’t. She’s mute and that is a huge factor throughout the story. Yes, there’s
dialog. She talks with her hands, she uses a computer gadget, and occasionally pen
and paper. That alone created a grammar nightmare. So after spending some time at
one of the local colleges discussing the situation with the grammar gurus, it was
concluded that she signed or she typed was to be treated exactly the same as she
The other problem with signing is
that folks who sign don’t exactly use each word and there is no past or future tense.
They sign you go store eggs milk bread I cook food we food. That could mean you
went to the store so I cooked the dinner – let’s eat! Because Ryn can hear, and
once upon a time, had a voice, she might sign in the abbreviated form, but in her
head, she’s saying the whole sentence. I used the whole sentence.
The truth is people don’t know what
to do when faced with someone who is disabled. Fear that they can’t communicate,
or that they will do, or say, the wrong thing keeps people at a distance. And that
can be heart breaking for the person with a disability.
I hope when people are done reading
Campaign, they will understand a little more about disabilities, and they will see
Ryn as a young woman who is surviving in a vocal world. She loves Brad and wants
to be his wife, but she wants to be more than a silent smile at his side.
Campaign Brad and Ryn’s Story A River City
Contemporary Romance
Brad Shoemaker was blindsided when he discovered that love could
be silent, and Kathryn “Ryn” Demary is mute. But when Mayor Bruno Giovanni
is forced into early retirement, he chooses Brad to run in his place. Ryn is determined
to campaign at Brad’s side, but instead of being an asset, she just might be his
biggest liability. Ryn finds herself campaigning not just for Brad to become mayor
but also for his love. Politics can get dirty and Ryn’s caught in the middle.

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Author Bio

E. Ayers is a multi-published and Amazon best-selling author
of western and contemporary romances. Her books are never too sweet or too hot.
She writes down the middle. She is proud to be part of the Authors of Main Street,
an elite group of award-winning and best-selling contemporary authors.


Anyone who signs up for the Authors of Main Street Newsletter
today or tomorrow will be eligible to win an autographed copy of Campaign in their
choice of Kindle or PDF format. Our newsletter goes out once a month and represents
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Thanks, Kayelle, for inviting me to be on your blog. I love
visiting with new readers. For those of you who don’t know me, I write River City
novels. They aren’t exactly a series, more like a collection. A series is
supposed to be read in order, but the glue to my stories is the city itself so
they stand alone. They are about young urbanites who live, work, and play in River City.
Each one is trying to make the city a little better by volunteering or doing
other things within the community.

I love writing these stories. Every one is unique. And if
you put everyone into a room, you’ll find a few are tight friends and some
barely know each other. It’s not unisual for old friends to show up in other
stories. And if you do read them in order, it’s fun. Spoiler: No, Dallas is not pregnant,
When I started writing romance novels I started with Mac and
Amanda. That book became Wanting. Amanda had been sexually abused as a
child. She’s repressed the painful memories and built a barrier to protect
herself from ever being hurt again. Mac might want her, but it’s going to take
every bit of his strength to win her over while handling the demons of her past
as they surface.
The second River City novel A New Beginning is Rick and Dallas’ story. At eighteen
Dallas finds
herself kicked out of her home. With no place to go she turns to the one person
that she knows who will take her in. Eleven years between them, suddenly Rick
is coping with a brilliant but funky teen. She destroys his budget and his
sterling reputation. He gives her the opportunity to grow up while fostering
her artistic ability. But when Rick is charged with what amounts to kidnapping
charges, there’s more at stake than his reputation.
A Challenge is the third River City
novel. It’s Ari and Tate’s story. Tate is an athlete and she falls hard for the
handsome Ari. She accepts a job in River
City to be near Ari, but
the job doesn’t go exactly as planned. When she discovers she’s pregnant, she’s
got bigger problems.
The fourth River
City is Forever.
Letitzia has been burned by so many men that she doesn’t want to become
involved with another man. But Jeffery Lister, MD has fallen in love with her.
She builds skyscrapers. He delivers babies. He’s always assumed that one day
he’d settle down and have a family, but he doesn’t have time for them. Can two
people with very busy jobs ever have time for more than a casual relationship?
Gerald and Katie’s story is A Son. Certain that the
child is not his, Katie’s boyfriend kicks her out when she announces that she’s
pregnant. Katie’s dreams of a happily-ever-after have been destroyed.
Overweight and pregnant, she only wants to be healthy for the sake of her baby.
Gerald offers to be her gym partner, but he’s fallen in love with her. She
doesn’t want him tangled in her web. She’d determined to raise her child on her
own and protect her son from the prejudice that still exists towards mixed-race
Coming later this month is the sixth River City
novel, A Child’s Heart. At eighteen, Trent graduated from high school, married,
and took a job to support his pregnant wife. But when his wife went into labor,
he suddenly became a widower with a newborn. The baby has the same heart defect
as his mother and needs surgery. Four years later, little Shawn is scheduled
for a delicate, experimental heart surgery. Trent’s
mom has made sure her son has been a good father, but when Cassie walks into Trent’s life, everything
changes. Cassie is older, has her PhD, and is the city’s museum curator. To
her, nothing is impossible. She’s fallen in love with little Shawn and his
I love writing these romances because they are romances, but
they are more slice of life stories. That means I include the life along with
the romance. It’s more realistic. We all know how hectic life can get and that
impacts the love-life. But our daily lives is a major part of who we are. Strip
that away and it’s just another romance.
My River
City novels do have a bit
of heat to them. That heat level fluctuates by the characters. Some couples are
more open and others are very restrained. In today’s world, most people are not
jumping in bed on the first date or even the third. They let those feeling
build as they get to know one another. I’m never erotic, but I don’t shut the
bedroom door. Sex is a normal part of a loving relationship.
Here’s a little sneak preview of A Child’s Heart. That first
kiss is always special and Cassie wasn’t prepared for this one. Her intent was
to give Shawn a few books.

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