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RLF Gems

January on Romance Lives Forever had two ties, one for third
place and a three-way tie in fourth. We had 1 model interview, 16 author
interviews, 4 character interviews, 3 book releases, and 2 articles, and one new
feature article for 28 posts in a 31 day month.
We introduced a new feature this month: Cover Love. This is a short intro to
a book and includes only a blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. We use it if one of our scheduled authors is unable to appear, and no
other material is on hand. If you would like to submit your book for this
feature, see the FAQ page for more information.
The top posts are all interviews this month. Here are the top five posts (judging
by page hits).
Of special notice: In the history of the blog, only eight
other people had more hits than our first place winner, John Steiner.
1. John Steiner
2. Charley Descoteaux
3. Patricia Yager Delagrange 
3. EmKay Connor
4. Synithia Williams
4. Gemma K Murray
4. John Quinlan (fitness model)
5. Tara Lain
John Quinlan
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to over 549k potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also
created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It is
110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides
updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You
can also grab our button to promote your visit.
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and new authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Angela Plowman, Cheryl
Rhodes, Ciar Cullen, Coleen Kwan, Selena Illyria, Danica Winters,
Manisha Kumar, Elisabeth Silvers, Jane Wakely, Jerome Brooke, Kate
Hill, Kissa Starling, Kristina Knight, Krystal Shannan, Lillian Grant, Rosanna
Leo, Toni Noel, Xavier Axelson
RLF Gems

December on Romance Lives Forever saw eleven author
interviews, six character interviews, five book releases, and seven articles,
for twenty-nine posts in a thirty-one day month. Here are the top five posts (judging
by page hits). There were ties at fifth place. Two articles, four author
interviews, and a special, group book release are in the top posts.

1. 2012 Booklover’s Guide for Romance Lives Forever
2. Remembering Christmas (included a free download) –
Kayelle Allen
3. Suspense: Green Eyed Doll – Jerrie Alexander
4. New Year’s Eve Club Author Interview – Diana Saenger
5. Four SciFi Romance Writers Throw Down – AM Griffin, Christine d’Abo, Cynthia
Sax, Ria Candro
5. Character Interview: The Auction – Lyn Austin
Special Mention this month for a unique post: Where Inspiration
Comes From, by Vicki Batman.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Ann Montclair, Flame Arden,
Jackie Leigh Allen, Jennifer Thomas, Jill Limber, Jillian Leigh, Lia Davis, LM
Brown, Lyla Bardan, Shelly
Holt, Shirley Ann Wilder, Stacy Juba, Stan Hampton, Susan MacNicol, Tamara
Hoffa, Teresa Carpenter, Terry Irene Blaine, Tina Donahue, Victoria Blisse, Wendy
Soliman, Willa Blair 

2012 Best of the Best

Top five bloggers:
  1. Elysa Hendricks – author
  2. Jason Aaron Baca – model and author
    interview
  3. Paul Bright – filmmaker
  4. Jerrie Alexander – author
  5. Susan Lodge – author

Top five articles (tie at 5th place)

1. Irene Preston – Bad, Bad, Bad, Writing the Wrong Kind of Bad Girl
2. Kayelle Allen – Remembering Christmas
3. Jerrie Alexander – Suspense: Green Eyed Doll
4. LM Brown – Blogging – A new form of self-imposed torture
5. Kharisma Rhayne – Test
Drive (Sex)
5. Kayelle Allen – Booklover’s Guide to Romance Lives Forever

Top five author interviews

1. Diana Saenger
2. Delaney Diamond
3. Lyn Austin
4. Denyse’ Bridger
5. Shirley Ann Wilder

Top five character interviews (3 way tie at 5th place)

1. Susan Lodge – Hetty Avebury
2. Charlie Cochrane – Ben Edwards
3. Stephanie Burkhart – Lady Keira
4. Kristina Knight – A Texas
Girl
5. Xavier Axelson – Anson from Earthly Concerns
5. Jackie Leigh Allen – New Year’s Eve Club
5. Sharon Hamilton – SEAL Kyle Lansdowne

Top five book releases

1. Amy McCorkle / Kate Lynd – No Ordinary Love
2. Kendall McKenna – Waves Break My Fall
3. Gemma K Murray
– Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart
4. AM Griffin,
Christine d’Abo, Cynthia Sax, Ria Candro – Four SciFi Romance Writers Throw
Down
5. Tina Donahue – Come Fill Me

Romance Lives Forever Button
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to over 549k potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It’s
available on the site now, and is 110 pages of information. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the
blog. You can grab a button to promote your visit.

My thanks to all who took part this year. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and new authors.
Our usual bright colored turquoise gem is missing today and
I have substituted a red ribbon in honor of World AIDS Day. Please visit http://worldaidsday.org for more
information on how you can help.
November on Romance Lives Forever saw twelve author
interviews, four character interviews, two book releases, and six articles, for
a total of twenty-five posts in a thirty day month. Here are the top five posts
(judging by page hits). There were ties at fifth place. I’m not surprised to
find that the five posts include two of the four character interviews. These
seem to be very popular with readers.
1. Salute
to Author Veterans
— featuring authors who served in the armed forces
2. Delaney
Diamond
– Author Interview
3. Kristina
Knight
– Character Interview
4. EM
Lynley
— Save Room for Ice Cream (article)
5. Tara
Lain
— Article
5. Jami
Davenport
— Character Interview
Special Mention this month for a unique post: Bellakentuky
for “Scifi: Matter of the Mind.” Worth a second read.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Ciar Cullen, Ivy
Bateman, Jane Wakely, June Kramin, KC Klein, Krystal Shannan, Margaret Lesh, Patricia
Yager Delegrange, Raine Delight, Sara Daniel, Sharon Hamilton, Susan Jaymes, Tina
Gayle, Toni Noel, Xavier Axelson

My thanks to all who took part this month.

Blessings.

As the owner of Romance Lives Forever, I’ve had the opportunity
to interview about two hundred authors this year. I’ve learned some fun things about
them, their books, and their characters. As I thought about what to write for Thanksgiving
Day on the blog, I couldn’t help but be grateful for their friendship and the insights
I’ve gained by knowing them. I decided that would be the best thing to share. There
are more than thirteen things, but in the spirit of Thursday Thirteen, that’s all
I’m listing. Besides, that gives me a good thing to write about on another day!

13 Things I’m Thankful For

  1. I’m in
    good company. The authors who interview here are amazing men and and women.
    I’m privileged to make their acquaintance.
  2. My characters,
    with their idioms and quirks, are no stranger than anyone else’s. I’ve met
    characters here in interviews, and I can say mine are normal. (Okay, that’s
    a lie, but I’m still going to say it.)
  3. I appreciate
    the honest interviews that I get every week. They are a joy to read, and I
    love getting to know so many wonderful authors, characters, and books.
  4. I’ve discovered
    that no one else is balanced in their writing life either. Writers know the
    definition of balance, but seem to have no idea how to implement it. It’s nice
    not to be alone. ;)
  5. I’m thankful
    that with rare exception, writers who interview here turn in their material
    on time. Thank you more than you know.
  6. I’m grateful
    for macros that let me format documents in a snap. No two people use the same
    formats, and despite a nicely pre-formatted interview, I usually get back text
    that’s in a different font, size, or with indentions where I hadn’t planned
    them, so the macros help. A lot.
  7. Having
    to change all those things has shown me that there are easier ways to do things.
    I would never have discovered that if everyone did things the same way.
  8. I’m thankful
    for the idea to share blog stats and show the top bloggers. It began in January
    of this year, and I’ve kept it up every month. Now I can track trends and see
    what works. Wish I’d thought of it sooner!
  9. This blog
    has helped me meet some incredible people I’d never have met otherwise. The
    Romance Lives Forever Paper.li
    ezine
    that comes out because of the blog has also helped me meet
    many cool new friends.
  10. Can’t talk
    about things I’m thankful for related to this blog without mentioning Twitter
    and Triberr. That combination is powerful. I wouldn’t want to be without either
    one.
  11. I’m thankful
    for a family that supports me in what I do. I couldn’t help others if I had
    no help myself.
  12. Which brings
    me to friends again — because I could not run this blog, help other authors,
    interview so many people, and post so much if not for them. Thank you.
  13. Finally
    — and yet foremost — I’m thankful for my health. I was in the hospital earlier
    this year. Thought I was having a heart attack. Although it wasn’t, I did discover
    some issues with my heart that have made me be much more careful of my health.
    I joke about “balance” — but I do try to rest more, eat well, and
    take better care of myself.
2012 has been the most successful year ever for Romance Lives
Forever. It’s because of the people who post here, share their books, their lives,
and the people who come to read about them. I look forward to another wonderful
year in 2013. I hope to be back here next year, sharing a list of good things I’ve
learned. Maybe I’ll even have figured out a little balance.

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is the owner of Marketing
for Romance Writers
, the Romance Lives Forever blog, and The Author’s Secret. She’s a writer of immortal role-playing gamers,
warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever.

Kayelle Allen here. Romance Lives Forever is dedicated to new
authors and new books. As such, I rarely step in as a blogger — I prefer to interview
guests and feature others. My personal blog, Unstoppable Heroes, is where I do my
own “bragging” about new books and events. But today on RLF, I want to
honor some special people: veterans.
Folding the Flag.
The first Veteran’s Day was called “Armistice Day”
and was proclaimed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919. In proclaiming
the holiday, he said, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will
be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service
and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has
freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy
with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” Unlike Memorial Day,
which celebrates those who died in service, Veterans Day celebrates the service
itself. Wikipedia
Today’s blog features fellow veterans who are authors. This is
by no means an exhaustive list, but these folks are proud to stand and be counted. Please
visit their sites, and get to know them and their books. I believe the highest honor
one can pay an author is to buy his or her book.

Authors Who Served

Listed in alphabetical order by first name.
Romance Tangled with Suspense
CK Crouch — US Army
Hot Romance
Delilah Devlin – US Army
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance
Eliza Gayle — US Marine Corps
Romance
Ella Quinn – US Army
Military Romance
Geri Krotow — US Navy
Love Is In The Air – And In The Fleet
Heather McLachlan — US Navy
Urban Fantasy Romance
Isis Rushdan — US Air Force
Historical Romance
Jeane Westin — US Army
Erotica Romance where the destiny is love ~ Let me take you on
the journey
Jennifer France — US Navy
Tapping into your Flights of Fancy
Lacey Falcone — US Air Force
Dark Heroes, Feisty Heroines, Scorching Stories
Lisa Carlisle — US Marine Corps
Military Memoirs – Parris Island — Journey of a Woman Marine
Lisa Cordeiro — US Marine Corps
Let Fate guide you… One story at a time
Loni Lynne — US Navy
Mystery/Romance author
Lori Avocato — US Air Force
Love … Laughter … Forever
Joyce Adams — US Army
Mystery
Kathleen Toomey Jabs — US Navy
Unstoppable heroes, Uncompromising love, Unforgettable passion
Kayelle Allen — US Navy
A Dash of Romance with a Dusting of Mystery
Misty MacRae — US Navy
Where Romance is Always an Adventure
Rogenna Brewer — US Navy
Unexpected Romantic Fiction
Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter — USAF
Romantic Suspense, YA, Juvenile, SciFi, and Hard Boiled Detective
Wayne Greenough — US Navy
Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense
Diana Cosby — US Navy
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into a romance
by
Sapphire Phelan — US Army

Escape to the past with a romantic adventure
Terry Irene Blain — US Navy

Military Romance and Medical Drama
Tracey Cramer-Kelly — Army National Guard

Statistics on this list:

US Navy – 11
RomVets
US Marines – 3
US
Army National Guard – 1
US Army – 6
US Air Force – 4
Men – 1
Women – 24
One unusual Veterans group that is special to me is called RomVets. They are all women who served in the armed
forces and who write Romance. I am proud to be a member. Click the link to visit
the website and learn more about this organization and its members.
 img credit (flag): everystockphoto.com

October on Romance Lives Forever saw eleven author
interviews, ten character interviews, and two articles.
This month marks the first full month during which we used the author’s Twitter handle as part of our post titles.  The impact of hits mentioning the author on Twitter help show them how valuable a visit on this site can be. Does it help bring people to the blog? Consider this: 18 of the 24 bloggers this month placed in the top 33% of overall hits on the blog.
Here are the top five posts for the month of October
(judging by page hits).
1. Susan Lodge — Character Interview with Hetty Avebury
2. Charlie Cochrane — Character Interview with Ben Edwards
3. Ally Shields — Author Interview “Awakening the Fire”
4. AR Norris — Author Interview “All Female Planet?”
5. Stephanie Burkhart — Character Interview with Lady Keira
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are: Adriana Kraft, Andrew Grey, Barbara
Bradley, Brenna Zinn, Casey Sheridan, Cynnara Tregarth, Dominique Eastwick, Elle
Druskin, Holley Trent, Jennifer Stevenson, Kate Hill, Kendall McKenna, Keta
Diablo, Kristina Knight, Rhea Rhodan, Sharon Kleve, Terry Spear, Tmonique
Stephens
 
 
 
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