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Twisted Love 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Twisted Love by JoAnne
Myers.
Twisted Love: 12 cases of love gone bad. It’s a chilling
reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most
murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.
The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support
for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his
estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked
the small community of Logan, Ohio.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell
Strothers and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and
strike with calculating and deadly force.
A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40
year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young
admirers sexual advances.
The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved
4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the
small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.
The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years
to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial
rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.
The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs
the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.
Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the
prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when
discovering the killer is one of their own.
The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune
Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered
and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone
wrong.
All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her
22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish
and desperate strategy.
Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is
found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime
more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.
Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful
Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her
controlling and older American husband.
Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher
Ellis goes missing in 1991, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the
backyard raise eyebrows.

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Author Bio
I have been a long-time
resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of
my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with
hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs
Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member
of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance,
Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association,
the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County
Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I
believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my
original canvas paintings, can be found at:
Author Social Media
Romance Lives Forever
Top Blogger Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 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 December was Liquid Silver Books. In
addition, they are the top bloggers for the year. Their stats were up to three
times higher than any other guest on the blog in its history. They win a year of
free cover advertising on the blog. The top blogger for each month wins a month of free advertising. This month’s winner would be Liquid Silver Books as well, but since they garnered the top spot for the year, I am extending the free month to Diane Saxon, who was in second place. Congratulations to all of you!

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Judged by page views, the top bloggers are:
  1. Liquid Silver Books
  2. Diane Saxon
  3. Andrea
    Downing
  4. JoAnne Myers
  5. NJ Walters
 Honorable mention: Diana Cosby, Berengaria Brown

Top Twelve Bloggers for the Year

As with the bloggers of the month, these twelve bloggers and
groups are listed in order of their page views.
  1. Liquid
    Silver Books – Publisher Week / December
  2. MFRW
    Founding Day (Marketing for Romance Writers) / October
  3. Boroughs
    Publishing – Publisher Week / September
  4. Anaiah Press
    – Publisher Week / June
  5. Daisy Banks
    / February
  6. Marilyn
    Baron / August
  7. Changeling
    Press – Publisher Week / April
  8. Kayelle Allen – Salute to
    Veteran Authors / November
  9. E Ayers /
    July
  10. Vicki Batman
    / March
  11. JD Faver /
    January
  12. Kayelle Allen – Report from
    Outlantacon / May
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. 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
1.2M 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
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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 Philmar, Brita Addams, Christine Ashworth, Christy Effinger, Heather
Hiestand, Jennifer Hayward, Jennifer Young, Kate Moore, LA Sartor, Lauren
Linwood, Leslie Lynch, MJ Schiller, Naughty Literati, Rebecca Cohen
Murder Most Foul 

Hello Kayelle, and thank you for having me back.

Murder Most Foul – a detective/mystery

When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local
river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified.
Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest,
the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene,
everyone becomes a suspect.
The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes
the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent
Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man
is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous
crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie
are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

Reviews for Murder Most Foul

5 ***** BTS Magazine-December 2013 Issue 17- Reviewer Marie Haney
Review: The author recreates the scenes with dramatic
fashion, adding characters that are so realistic; it feels like you’re living the
moment right along with them. She is a wonderful storyteller, paying attention to
every intricate detail and leaving you hanging onto every word. If you’re a fan
of crime thrillers, this book will definitely not disappoint!
Goodreads author James gives “Murder Most Foul” 5*****
on March 2013
Review: What can I say about this book? I absolutely loved it.
It is one of those books that when you start it is very hard to put down. Everything
is very descriptive and exciting it will always keep your interest peaked for more.
Maybe the only way it could be better for me is reading it aloud to others around
a campfire. It is a wonderfull read. Well done JoAnne Myers, well done.
Goodreads author Emily Capeles gives “Murder Most Foul”
4 **** on June 2013

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Other Available Books

JoAnn Myers
Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between
Author Bio
I have been a long-time resident
of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides
having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies
or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter,
and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s
Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True
Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen
Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills
Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams.
Author Social Media
JoAnne Myers’ WordPress Blog:
Jo Anne’s Postings: https://joannemyers.wordpress.com/
Flagitious
Title Flagitious
Genre crime/mystery anthology
Author JoAnne Myers
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Hello, and thank you for having me back. I will be awarding two
people who comment a PDF or paperback of their choice. The choices are: Murder Most
Foul-a detective/mystery, Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology, Wicked
Intentions-a paranormal anthology, Flagitious- a crime/mystery anthology, The Crime
of the Century-a biography true crime, Twisted Love:12 cases of love gone bad-a
biography true crime anthology, and Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.
Blurbs for Flagitious, a four crime/mystery anthology
“To Solve His Mother’s
Murder”
After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely
murder, Steven Moore returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets,
and threats, he is determined too find Wanda’s killer, even at the cost of his own
life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted
mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding
the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, to solve his mother’s murder.
“The Other Couple’s
Child”
Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive
family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect
for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals
into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to
save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?
“3381 Market Street”
Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in
a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie’s absence.
She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the
sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down
and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic
Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage too
avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.
“The Tarot Card Murders”
New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio,
returns to his small county determined too abolish crime. Not until death knocked
on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the
Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them?
He took an oath too protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust,
riches, and power offered, or are the ‘dark forces’ stronger than his will?

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Author Bio

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s
Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen
Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Author Social Media

 

Today’s author (and artist) guest is Mystery and Suspense
writer JoAnn Myers.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked
in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under
my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend
time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community.
I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee
Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association,
the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical
Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in
family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found
at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
What genres do you write?
I write fantasy, paranormal, true crime, mystery and poetry.
What is your next book about?
These are stories about handsome, courageous and determined men
who don’t let anything or anyone get in their way of catching the bad guy.
Are any of the characters in your books like you?
Yes, and I also fuse my friends, relatives and co-workers into
my characters.
What type of paint do you use, and what do you paint?
I currently use oils and acrylics. I paint a lot of lighthouses,
sunsets, sunrises, beach scenes, woods. I like bright colors, and I like the way
oils blend together.
What is the hardest part of painting?
Determining what size canvas to use, and picking out the frame.
Sorting through all the paint colors and brushes you will be using is time consuming.
Painting leaves you with a beautiful picture to hang on your wall, but it is a lot
of work.
What is the newest project(s) you are working on?
My crime/mystery anthology “Flagitious” due out later
this month by Melange Books. More canvas artwork to add to my growing collection.
I get a lot of inspiration for paintings from calendar pictures.
What do you do when you’re not writing and painting?
I have a day job at a nursing home. I take mini vacations, I
watch television. I enjoy true crime shows, Judge Mathis, Turner Classic Movie Channel,
Syfy station, the Western channel, I run my website Books and Paintings by JoAnne
and promote, promote, promote.
Is there anything you will never paint or write about?
Erotica. It is too naughty.
Is there anything you would tell aspiring artists?
Never give up. If you truly enjoy something, you must stay with
it.
If you could be any paranormal creature what would you be?
A jumper, so I could jump in and out of everywhere.
If zombies attacked what kind of supplies
would you want?
Zombie killing ray guns.

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Upcoming Books

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology
Author Bio
I have been a long-time resident
of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar

industry most of my life. Besides
having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies
or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter,
and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s
Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True
Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen
Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills
Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My
books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:
Author Social Media

Facebook http:// facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

Twisted Love 
First you must pick an interesting crime. I specialize in homicides in my home state of Ohio. Routinely reading newspapers will help the writer find murder cases. Find a homicide that has numerous good elements that will hold one’s interest.
Next you must start the investigation of your chosen crime. To find my information, I read newspaper reports of the homicide. I searched court documents for witness reports, and courtroom testimony. I interviewed witnesses. Persons that either were present when the crime occurred, or had after the fact information. Try to locate the victim’s family members, and see if they want their side of the story told. If the case goes to trial, the Defense’s job is to discredit the victim. To portray the deceased as the “bad guy.” This type of mud slinging does not sit well with loved ones of the victim. Give them a chance to speak for the deceased. Anyone that was involved with the case, will have something of interest to report. Don’t forget to locate the reports of the arresting officers and the homicide detectives. Try to locate the coroners report, any eyewitness, or person’s who reported hearing an altercation or gunshots.
Keep abreast of updates, and read everything that was written about the case. Build a relationship with the law enforcement officials who are involved in the case. I personally live in a very small town, where most person’s know one another, and many have relatives or close friends that are involved with law enforcement. Attend the trial and speak to everyone you can about the criminal, the victim and prosecution and defense witness.
Last but not least, sit down and write. Now it is time to tell the story of the crime. Hopefully you will find most of the information you need in your copious notes–if not go back and get the answers you need. Never throw away any notes or information concerning the case. Not even after the trial is over with, and the story is written. Most convicted felons apply for numerous appeals, which take years to dissolve. Some cases never seem to end; The Crime of the Century was such a case. When the accused was found guilty and sent to prison, he and his attorneys, who always believed him innocent, continued fighting for his freedom. That blessed event came after the convicted spent five years on death row. He was cleared with DNA, but it still took nearly thirty years to find the true killers. If you want your true crime novel to be believable, you can’t fudge the facts.
Blurbs for “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad
It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.
The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.
A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.
The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.
The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.
The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.
Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.
The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.
All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.
Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.
Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.
Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

Buy This Book

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Upcoming Books

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology
Author Bio
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:
Author Social Media
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