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Tag Archives: Errin Stevens

The Top Blogger for this month is Nicole Morgan, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top
Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017. 
The blog now has a better way to sign up for guest spots. You can be assured of a date right away, with no waiting. See the info at the end of this post.

About Nicole Morgan

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not
counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by cumulative page
views, including return and unique visits. 
1 Nicole Morgan
2 Jacquie Biggar
3 Anni Fife
4 Errin Stevens
5 Eleanor Webster
Honorable mention: Hannah
Meredith

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the
person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award.
This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest
must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author’s). There can be
up to three winners.
This month’s winner’s are:
1 Kristina Knight, Nicole Morgan (tie)
2 Hannah Meredith, Jacquie Biggar (tie)
3 NJ Walters

Top Bloggers of 2017

These bloggers were top bloggers in 2016. There is a new graphic for this year. The
top blogger for the year wins a year of advertising on the site. There are not twelve names because some authors won more than one time.
Susan V Vaughn
Vicki Batman – Cancer Awareness Week
Livia Quinn
Collette Cameron
Jackie Weger
Tina Donahue
Collette Cameron
Regina Kammer
Nicole Morgan

Top Chatters for the Year

These bloggers won top chatter during the month of their visit. I
checked the number of comments and put them in order by the most comments
received.
1 Vicki Batman and MFRW
Founding Day (tie: both have most comments on a single post for the entire
year)
2 Sabrina York
3 Collette Cameron,
Carmen Stefanescu (tie)
4 Red L Jameson
Honorable Mention:
Adele Downs, MJ Schiller
Special Honorable
Mention:
(for highest number of
cumulative comments throughout the year)
Susan V Vaughn

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The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available
each day. If you choose a date, no one else will be able to take that date, so
please make a note of it in your own calendar as well. You can sign up for more
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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
Errin Stevens writes from her home in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son.
Interview with Errin Stevens
Why did you write this book?
Breakwater is a sequel to my first book, Updrift, and I had more character stories to tell!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I’m an omnivore, truly – I read everything from trade romance to literary fiction. I even read a little (very little) nonfiction!
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. She’s clever and forthright and has a beautiful energy.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m working on the third book in this series, Outrush. I hope (worry?) I’ll finish it in time to release late 2017.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The sirens of Griffins Bay are in trouble, and the recent slew of royal suicides looks to be the least of their worries.
For one, unless a blood relative of the queen shows up, no one’s around to staff the monarchy. Well, except for a whack-job bureaucrat and he seriously won’t do. Worse is the community unrest threatening siren society, a problem caused by too many humans in the pool, which means Simon and his off-limit girlfriend will have to run and hide if they want to make more of their flirtation… 
The solution doesn’t inspire confidence at first, but the Blakes have everything at hand to set their world to rights – namely, a hidden queen, a dead prince, and a facility for human manipulation. Once they find their sea legs, they’ll restore order, distribute smartphones, and drive that conniving bureaucrat to a grisly, satisfying end.
About the Book
Title Breakwater
Genre Paranormal Romance
Author Errin Stevens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Buy This Book
Publisher Errin Stevens
Author Social Media
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Updrift by Errin Stevens.
About the Book
Book Title: Updrift
Book Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Errin Stevens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG13/R
Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian/bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.
Buy This Book
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books http://www.lsbooks.com/updrift-p1067.php
About the Author
Errin Stevens writes paranormal romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and son. When not taming unruly storylines – or reading everything from mythology to contemporary romance to romantic suspense – you’ll find her swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three days of the year). Visit her web site for release updates and random essays on writing and mothering.
Author Social Media
Errin Stevens author of Updrift answers five easy questions to help
readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Errin Stevens
writes paranormal romance from her home in Minnesota, where she lives with her
husband and son. When not taming unruly storylines – or reading everything from
mythology to contemporary romance to romantic suspense – you’ll find her
swooning over seed catalogs (winter), or digging in the garden (the other three
days of the year). Visit her web site for release updates and random essays on
writing and mothering.
What’s your favorite
down-home family style meal?
Here it is folks, the meal people everywhere love: Pesto Meat Loaf
with Baked Sweet Potatoes. It’s colorful, it’s comforting, it’s good for you;
and everyone from grandma to your most persnickety foodie guest will rhapsodize.
I’ve served this dish at casual family gatherings and sit-down dinners galore,
always to rave reviews – even got profiled in a cooking magazine once for it!
Here’s the recipe for the curious:
Pesto Meat Loaf
1 lb. each
lean ground beef and lean ground pork
1 tsp. salt
and 1 tsp. pepper
1 T. olive oil
2 T. finely
chopped garlic
1 c. fine
bread crumbs, toasted
1/3 c. toasted
pine nuts or walnuts
1 c. finely
chopped, loosely packed fresh basil
½ c. finely
chopped, loosely packed fresh parsley
½ c. grated
Parmesan cheese
1 egg, beaten
Combine meats
with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a small skillet; add garlic, cook until soft
and mix with beef and pork. Add bread crumbs, nuts, herbs, cheese and egg to
the meat mixture, mix well, and bake in a loaf pan at 400 degrees for an hour.
Serve topped with a fresh marinara sauce and baked sweet potatoes on the side.
Yum.
What’s your favorite
hashtag to watch on Twitter?
#ocean is a
hit of peace in the middle of a hectic day. Look at a coupla photos, breathe,
meditate for ten seconds and head back into the fray tranquil and unperturbed.
Those ocean and mermaid boards on Pinterest also do the trick.
When you read for
pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I’m such a
dang omnivore with my reading except when it comes to non-fiction, which I only
read if I absolutely have to, although I recently enjoyed “Blue Mind” by
Wallace Nichols. But. I usually have two novels going, one to make me think and
grow (am tackling the Time 100 with my Carpe Librum buddies at the moment), and
one commercial fiction work, which I gobble up like candy and troll through for
scene and dialogue ideas. Kresley Cole and J.R. Ward are two of my current
faves.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
Goodness, I
have to hunt down all kinds of information to answer the bizarre questions I
end up asking myself when I write. Such as what varieties of tuna fish hang out
off the North Atlantic coast? And what sharks other than Great Whites are
lethal to humans in the mid-Atlantic? I search online articles, consult maps,
re-read old fairy tales and other mythology, and generally indulge any and all
curiosities that might lead to fully fleshed-out narrative. Sometimes I troll
through cookbooks and travel magazines at the local library… and you’ll just
have to peek through my stories to find out why!
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
I’ve had my
concerns about Justin Bieber, but his new “What Do You Mean?” would be ideal.
In Updrift, Kate and Gabe wrestle with just the kind of confusion Beiber sings
about. Also, the melody is dreamy and addictive, which perfectly describes
Gabe.
About the Book
Title Updrift
Genre Paranormal Romance
Author Errin Stevens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13/R
Since her
father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on
life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make
another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on
the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian/bachelorette and Kate can figure
out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is
eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out
why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and
closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their
subterfuge for a while but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn
what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is
someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home,
everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what
she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.
Buy This Book
Publisher:
Liquid Silver Books http://www.lsbooks.com/updrift-p1067.php
Author Social Media
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