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Happy Birthday #14 Marketing for Romance Writers #MFRWauthor @MFRW_ORG #RLFblog #AuthorsKayelle Allen here. Marketing for Romance Writers started in 2006 and is still going strong. All services and membership are free.

It began because, like all my friends, 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. Even so, 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?

So many questions

My friends all had the same 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. I was asking questions myself, plus I took time to go find an answer if someone asked and I didn’t know. Eventually, I got 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 do 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.Happy Birthday #14 Marketing for Romance Writers #MFRWauthor @MFRW_ORG #RLFblog #Authors

I set it up as Marketing for Romance Writers because that’s what all of us were at the time. Our current members are not all 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. Fourteen years later, we’re in the thousands. We now meet on IO Groups and our staff of volunteers produces a monthly magazine. We coordinate multiple blog hops to bring traffic to member websites, including Book Hooks and MFRWsteam.

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 is on most social media. The Twitter hashtags are #MFRWhooks #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor and #MFRWsteam, used for various weekly/monthly blog hops. See volunteers needed below for a chance to network while making a difference for fellow authors.

Find and Join MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers IO Groups:
Steam (Erotic)
MFRW Magazine

Marketing for Romance Writers Website

Marketing for Romance Writers News

Marketing for Romance Writers Promo

MFRW Triberr Tribes

Books and Authors
Business of Writing

MFRW Blogs & Hops

MFRW Marketing
MFRW Author
MFRW Book Hooks
MFRW 52 Week Challenge
MFRW Steam

Free Promotion for MFRW Members

Follow us – we follow back.


MFRW Volunteer Staff

Kayelle Allen, Founder & Blog Coordinator
Emerald, Facebook Coordinator
Mona Karel, Moderator
Rochelle Weber, Newsletter Publisher
Barbara Donlon Bradley, Newsletter Editor
Michelle Davis, Newsletter Editor
Tina Gayle, Twitter Promo & Blog Hop Coordinator
Kathryn R Blake, Blog Hop Coordinator
Lisabet Sarai, Blog Hop Coordinator
Alice Orr, Writing Tips Blogger
Dee S Knight, Blog Hop Coordinator

Volunteers Needed

Goodreads Coordinator (posting books as requested)
Twitter Coordinator (approving followers, sending tweets)
Triberr Coordinator (approving blog posts within Triberr)
Pinterest Coordinator (pinning covers)

We currently need coordinator volunteers for these sites. Each position takes about an hour a week, average, and can be spread over several days. If you have experience in these areas and would like to volunteer, please contact us!

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.

The Success Story

Are you part of the Marketing for Romance Writers success story? Please share in the comments.


#FreeBookFriday Kathryn R Blake @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblogIt’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 Arrested by Love by Kathryn R Blake. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Books to Read on FreeBookFriday

Each week, you’ll find free books to download and read. Some are straight up giveaways, some KindleUnlimited, others are Kindle Select, and some are free with newsletter sign up. Always a mix of genres and heat levels. These free deals may be limited in time, so please be sure to check prices before clicking the final buy button.

When you sign up for a newsletter, you are signing up ONLY for that author’s newsletter, not a list of authors who will all then email you. You can unsubscribe at any time, however, please do not mark these emails as spam. When you sign up, you give your permission for the author to email you. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Arrested by Love by Kathryn R Blake

She broke the law to catch a police officer. Only he caught her first, and then put her over his knee.
Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old. Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx’s lures, Kyle has to finally admit that he is losing the battle–badly.
That is until Tiffany’s attention-seeking pranks escalate to the point of endangering her life.
Kyle is a firm supporter of law and order, and a man’s rightful dominion over the woman he loves. So, to make sure Tiffany understands and accepts his mastery when it comes to her safety and well-being, Kyle lays down the law, and his hand, with loving firmness. Tiffany will learn to obey, or else. Especially now that he’s decided she’ll be his wife.
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Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax#FreeBookFriday Cynthia Sax @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblog

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?
Releasing Rage is a dark BBW Cyborg SciFi Romance.
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#FreeBookFriday Abbey MacMunn @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblogFirst Bite by Abbey MacMunn

When vampire-obsessed waitress Madison meets her very own dark prince, is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Waitress Madison thought she knew everything there was to know about vampires, from researching unexplained sightings, to escaping from her going-nowhere life in the pages of romantic fiction. She even fantasized the mysterious—and super-hot—guy who visits the café every night might be her very own dark prince, waiting to whisk her away to his lair to have his wicked way with her.

But when she finally plucks up the courage to talk to him, and the lines blur between fantasy and reality, is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice?

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Truth and Solace by Jana Richards#FreeBookFriday Jana Richards @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblog

The truth could destroy them. Or set them free.
Maggie Lindquist left Solace Lake determined never to return. Circumstances have pulled her back and she’s helping to restore her family’s dilapidated fishing lodge. When she agreed to the plan she didn’t expect to have to work side by side with the man who abandoned her ten years earlier. She didn’t expect to like him, or want him ever again. But can she trust him as she once did?
Luke Carlsson rushes home to tend to his ailing mother. Her lengthy illness means he needs to stay, at least temporarily. And to stay, he needs to work. Solace Lake Lodge offers him a job and an opportunity to work with the woman he’s never stopped loving. But the restoration is unleashing secrets hidden for decades and no one is left unscathed. Especially not Maggie and Luke, whose love needs to be resilient enough to forgive, and strong enough to build a future together.
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#FreeBookFriday Ann Raina @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblogThe Secretary’s Bodyguard by Ann Raina

Ethan Mahoney loves his wife dearly and arranges for her to accompany him on his assignment as bodyguard of the Secretary of State to Colombia. The journey ends in a fiasco that leaves the secretary and his entourage stranded in the Colombian woods with terrorists on their heels, not knowing if they will survive and find their way back to civilization.

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Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen#FreeBookFriday Kayelle Allen plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblog

Illustrated Book
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.
You’ll get 3 other free books plus other exclusive content for members only.
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Cover model for Endure: Nik Nitsvetov (courtesy of

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