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#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanBe sure to read What is RLF? Romance Lives Forever and discover great new opportunities for authors and readers.

Top Blogger for this month is NJ Walters. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger NJ Walters

The top bloggers are judged by page visits. Congratulations!
Other authors in order by page visits are:
Linda Rae Sande and Veronica Scott

Honorable Mention: Lyndell Williams and Laura Strickland.

Top Blogger of 2018: Brenda Sparks

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatman As I looked at this list of names, I wondered if people would think I was only giving out this award to friends. That’s true, partially. Each has become a friend over the last year or has been for a long time. Hosting this site gives me a unique opportunity to get to know many authors. But the statistics speak for themselves. When I pulled year long stats from the backside of the blog, these were the names that floated to the top.

Brenda Sparks made the list as top blogger due to having the most page views throughout the entire year. She also promoted the blog itself. I was tickled when I looked at the stats and saw her name right at the top, because in my mind, she certainly deserved the appause. Please do visit her post and check out her book, Alpha Pair. Brenda wins a year of cover ads on RLF.

Alpha Pair (The Alpha Council Chronicles) by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/brenda-sparks-0818/

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Below are the titles and links to the top ten posts of the year. There are some interesting statistics I’d like to point out.

Of these, two were from the Cancer Awareness series (Vicki Batman and Iris Blobel). Four were paranormal romance. Four were historical. Two fantasy, and two were LGBT. If these don’t add up to ten it’s because some posts covered more than one genre. I invite you to click and visit each of these. They will be well worth your time.

Is It True: Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/marie-lavender-0818/

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer https://www.rlfblog.com/vicki-batman-101018/

Lady of the Nile by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #paranormal https://www.rlfblog.com/veronica-scott-0118/

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #Historical #Romance https://www.rlfblog.com/collette-cameron-0118/

Is It True: Mystic by Gabi Stevens @GabiStevens #RLFblog #urbanfantasy https://www.rlfblog.com/mystic-gabi-stevens-0118/

Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romance https://www.rlfblog.com/yoshiyuki-ly-0517/

Five vampire myths busted. One Knight Stand by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #PNR https://www.rlfblog.com/vampire-myths-kryssie-fortune-0418/

Bucket list of Sarah Birch from A Little Elfy in Big Trouble @BarbCaffrey #RLFblog #YA #Fantasy https://www.rlfblog.com/barb-caffrey-0118/

Be #Canceraware #Cancer doesn’t discriminate – with Iris Blobel @_iris_b #RLFblog https://www.rlfblog.com/canceraware-iris-blobel-0118/

Unreal Love in the Real World Adriana Kraft @AdrianaKraft #RLFblog #MFRWAuthor #LGBT https://www.rlfblog.com/adriana-kraft-0218/

Top Chatters for 2018

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanThe person who gets the most comments is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This year’s winner is Vicki Batman. This is not a surprise. Every time Vicki visits RLF she takes home either the top blogger or top chatter award and she was last year’s recipent of top blogger of the year.

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer https://www.rlfblog.com/vicki-batman-101018/

Other top chatters were Sheri Humphries, Alina K Field, Linda O’Connor, and Paula Millhouse.

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Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #NewRelease #RomcomLinda O’Connor, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella by Linda O’Connor

Genre Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Come visit Copper Mills, Arizona – a small town with a heart as big as the wide-open spaces and a history of making dreams come true.
Dr. Tash Bannon, the only internist at Copper Mills General Hospital, is a workaholic. After a couple of patient complaints, the board of directors realizes Tash needs a break and “suggests” he take a three-month vacation.
Dr. Melissa Sinclair is a single mom, and her adopted son comes first in her life. She’s used to the hustle of a big city hospital but takes the job to cover for Tash hoping to expose her son to his Hopi ancestry during their time in Copper Mills.
Tash resents having to take time off – and has an even harder time staying away now that Melissa is around. Now he just has to decide which is more important: his job or Melissa?
Make time for the doctor…especially if she’s the love of your life.
Why did you write this book?
I teamed up with a group of ten authors to write brand-new, stand-alone romances all set in the same small-town of Copper Mills, Arizona. I was thrilled to be invited to write a story about one of the town’s doctors. I’m a physician, and I love writing medical romances. My goal is to weave the best parts of medicine into romance. I thought it was such a cool idea to share a world with other authors – and revisit characters from their stories. I think it’s the best part of writing a series! I live in Canada and all my other romances take place in small Ontario towns. I wouldn’t have thought to set a story in sunny hot Arizona, but it was fun to change it up.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read to escape so my favorite books are romances with love and laughter and a happily-ever-after ending (of course!). I also pick up cozy mysteries, humorous stories like The Best Laid Plans by Terry Falls, or biographies/real-life experiences like Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires. Next, I’d like to read Michelle Obama’s Becoming.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I think my favorite character is Alan MacGregor from Nora Roberts’ MacGregor family stories or maybe Roarke from her In Death series. Strong men who fall head-over-heels in love – how can you not love that?
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m busy marketing and promoting Time for the Doctor and the other two series I’ve written, In the Game Hockey Romance and the Perfectly Series,
What books will we see from you in coming months?
When things settle down, I’m plotting another romantic comedy series with a match-making doctor. I have ideas swirling in my head and can’t wait to get started.

Where to buy Time for the Doctor: A Copper Mills Novella

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JLKJK3F

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website http://www.lindaoconnor.net
Blog https://lindaoconnorauthor.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

Christmas Wishes by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #ChristmasRomance #BooksIt’s #ChristmasRomance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Christmas Wishes by Livia Quinn. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find Christmas Romances to download and read. Take a peek at each one and check out their other books. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

Christmas Wishes: Not just a holiday romance (Calloways of Rainbow Bayou Book 4) by Livia Quinn

Not just a Christmas book. . .when the Calloways and Larues get together things just happen. New relationships, engagements and miracles abound in the first Christmas novel of the Calloways of Rainbow Bayou. Revel in the ongoing lives of couples from the first three books and get a glimpse of new characters in upcoming books.
Love happens when you least expect it and sometimes delivers surprises and long-awaited second chances.
As the Calloways and Larues gather at the Romanos’ on Christmas Eve, Buffy prepares some surprises for her husband. Meanwhile, her cousin Beau is home from Hollywood and Maddie is nervous about seeing him again. Samantha’s baby is over due and no surprise to Buffy, her ex-boyfriend Jed shows up unexpectedly. Then there’s Luc, who’s is starting to believe maybe Delilah has changed her mind about spending the rest of her life with him.
But with the first Christmas miracle, Buffy knows eventually her friends will get their happily-ever-afters. Because a Calloway always knows.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GNS81D8/

Christmas in Meadow Creek by Katy Eeten

Sarah Laughlin left her big-city life and dead-end relationship behind for a fresh start as a fourth-grade teacher in the small, Wisconsin town of Meadow Creek. And it feels like home, too, despite the persistent troublemaker in her class and the lack of familiar faces. But the holidays are going to be lonely this year. Until she meets firefighter Lincoln Thompson. Suddenly, the hope of spending Christmas with someone she cares about is within reach.
Lincoln loves his home town of Meadow Creek, but ever since his long-time girlfriend left him for a better life in the city, he wonders if he’ll ever find love in this small town where everyone knows everyone. Then he meets Sarah during her class’s field trip to his firehouse, and a spark is lit. But when they discover that Sarah’s troublemaking student is none other than Lincoln’s beloved nephew, their newfound relationship is put to the test. Can they navigate through the complexities of family dynamics to find a love that will last?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6XLK8B/

Once Upon a Christmas Feast: Stories, Menus, and Recipes for a Victorian Christmas Feast (Once Upon a Wedding) by Kelly McClymer

Have you ever wanted to attend a Victorian Christmas celebration? Well now you can, in Once Upon a Christmas Feast you not only get an original story, but menus, recipes, favorite Victorian Christmas stories and songs.
What’s in this jam-packed Victorian Christmas celebration of a tome?
First: an original Once Upon a Wedding short story. “Once Upon a Fairytale Christmas.”
The Duchess of Keystone is an unconventional woman who loves fairytales and happily ever after endings. When it comes to Christmas, she loves nothing better than to have her family gathered at her estate enjoying Christmas joy, food, games, and entertainment.
This year, her niece Margause arrives to view the wonder of a fairytale Christmas celebration. At three, Margause loves to slip into the library of the ducal estate, where her parents fell in love, and peruse the books she hopes to read one day soon.
Observant and advanced for her age, Margause notices that her aunts and uncles are not as happy as they should be about her Aunt Kate’s upcoming Twelfth Night wedding to a handsome, charming Irish rogue. She also doesn’t understand why her mother’s former governess Katherine tries so hard to cheer up Scroogish Sir Robert. It seems obvious to Margause that Sir Robert would need Mr. Dicken’s three ghosts to make him feel any Christmas joy.
But then, what else does the Duchess of Keystone offer everyone, but a chance at a fairytale Christmas, where miracles happen around every corner.
Next: An Appendix of traditional Victorian Christmas stories and essays by Charles Dickens…what? You didn’t know “A Christmas Carol” wasn’t his only Christmas story? Nope. Dickens, along with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, are actually responsible for making Christmas the holiday we celebrate today. You’ll also find it handy to have the lyrics to several Christmas favorite songs, so you can make sure to lead your family in rounds of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” without messing up the lyrics.
All in all, Once Upon a Christmas Feast is your guide to celebrating a very Victorian Christmas.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KZ6TB1D

Perfectly Christmas by Linda O’Connor

On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.”
That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life – and love – than the job itself.
This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and . . . complicated – it’s Perfectly Christmas!
The Perfectly Series
Perfectly Honest
Perfectly Reasonable
Perfectly Planned
Perfectly Unpredictable

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYW5T7X/

The Christmas of a Countess by Linda Rae Sande

A sensual tale of a couple’s first holiday away from home…
The Year with No Summer is drawing to a close, bleeding into a harsh winter that promises snow, ice and continued hardship. London, so rich with life and bustle, is quiet beneath the ice, buried in a cold few can ever truly recall happening before. Many of the ton are taking their leave for the Christmas holiday, abandoning the soggy streets of London for even chillier country roads.
Milton Grandby, Earl of Torrington, believes that now is the perfect time to introduce his new bride, Adele, to his ancestral hunting lodge and seat of his Earldom in Northumberland. A private getaway nestled in glistening snow can lead to all sorts of enjoyment… and hopefully, an heir.
With excitement in the air and Christmas fast approaching, the newlyweds make plans to travel north. While no family will be invited to the Torrington lodge, the Earl will bring his valet, Alonyius Banks, and Adele will be accompanied by Alice Simpkins, her rather grumpy lady’s maid.
Yet when The Lord and His Lady arrive at Torrington Park sans their servants, things take a decided turn and quickly become intimately awkward. While Milton is more than happy to play lady’s maid to his bride, the close confines and frigid air bring secrets to the front—and mistrust to the surface. As the duo learns more about each other’s pasts, they discover struggles and misunderstandings abound.
Can they look beyond their flaws and allow the spirit of the season and the gift of giving to thaw the sudden ice between them? Or will their first holiday away doom their new-found devotion? The budding romance of their servants may provide the answer in “The Christmas of a Countess”.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PLTQHB

Christmastime on Donner’s Mountain by Laura Strickland

For most of her life, Becca Monroe’s been running. The urge to see what lay beyond the next horizon took her away from Donner’s Mountain and the man she loved. Now, back for what will surely be her grandfather’s last Christmas, she’s caught in a tangle of unresolved emotions that leave her torn between the impulse to flee and the desire to stay.
Jack Donner never stopped loving Becca, even though she deserted him. Better than anyone else, he knows how cruel it would be to fetter her wild spirit, and he doubts she could ever be happy living in one place, on his mountain.
Can memories of Christmases past remind Becca what truly matters? And can love convince Jack to give her one more chance, even if it means risking his battered heart?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075XFHNQ8/

Northern Magic by Laura Strickland

When Santa asks his worker, Olja, to help make another elf’s Christmas wish come true, she believes the job calls for a love potion. Brewing it up will require her to travel all around the North Pole gathering unusual supplies, and to take a few dangerous risks. But she’s never failed Santa in the past and doesn’t intend to now.
Elf Runi’s in the business of guiding Santa’s sleigh and making other people’s wishes come true. This year he’s dared make a wish of his own, one from the heart. When he meets Olja, he hopes he’s found his forever. But it will take assistance from a reindeer, a generous helping of love and a whole lot of magic to make his wish come true. That is, if Olja and Runi can just outwit the three troublesome trolls who decide they’d make a fine winter’s snack.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763CYY57/

The Twelfth Night Wager by Regan Walker

The Redheaded Rake
It was a dull day at White’s the day he agreed to the wager: seduce, bed and walk away from the lovely Lady Leisterfield, all by Twelfth Night. But this holiday season, Christopher St. Ives, Viscount Eustace, planned to give himself a gift.
The Virtuous Widow
She was too proper by half—or so was the accusation of her friends, which was why her father had found her a husband. But Lord Leisterfield was now gone a year, and Grace was at last shedding the drab colors of mourning. The house felt empty, more so during the coming Christmastide, and so tonight would begin with a scandalous piece of theater. The play would attract rogues, or so promised her friend the dowager countess. Rogues, indeed. The night would preface the greatest danger—and the greatest happiness—that Grace had ever known.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG2DALC

The Lawman’s Christmas Proposal by Barbara White Daille

A husband for Christmas?
Mitch Weston’s back in Cowboy Creek, and self-proclaimed matchmaker Jed Garland has his single granddaughter Andi on his mind. Mitch is a lawman, good with the little ones and easy on the eyes. He and Andi were high school sweethearts, for heaven’s sake! Why can’t they see they’re perfect for each other?
Because Andi already lost one husband to a dangerous job, and now she’s all about playing it safe, for her sake and her children’s. Being a cop is everything to Mitch. After discovering Jed’s plan, Mitch and Andi come up with their own: they’ll pretend to get engaged and then break up due to irreconcilable differences. Jed’s got his work cut out for him—because this match needs a Christmas miracle!

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WARV1R2/

His Holiday Cat Daddy by WM Kirkland

Jude returned to Wyoming looking reunite with his former lover Payton. A chance to play a cowboy at the 2 Hearts Rescue holiday event brought him face to face with…Santa? Underneath that costume, Payton was as hot as ever and when a tiny stray shows up on Patyon’s doorstep, Jude realizes he has a ready made family. If only he could convince Payton that he’s back for good.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D5M4SFT

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he also brings a gift she never expected to get.

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

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