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The Top Blogger for this month is Vicki Batman, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Vicki Batman

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. This month I was very surprised to
find myself in the running for both top blogger and top chatter. That’s never happened
before. The Cancer Awareness week tribute to a late friend and the MFRW
Founding Day tribute put me in both 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Thank
you for the wonderful support. There was a tie for 5th place. I have noted the Cancer Awareness posts below.

Congratulations to each one!
1 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
3 Dee Owens (Cancer Awareness)
4 Emily Mims
5 Lloyd Meeker (Cancer Awareness), Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Honorable mention:  Merry Holly

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 Vicki Batman
(Cancer Awareness)
2 Kayelle Allen (MFRW Founding Day)
3 Kayelle Allen (Cancer Awareness)
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Other participants this month
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Andrea Downing, Beverly Ovalle (Pets for Vets),
Carmen Stefanescu, Houston Havens, Jordan K Rose (Cancer Awareness), Kate
Hill, Kathy Kulig, Kendra Saunders, Krista
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Johnston, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Paul Lonardo, Rebecca Barber, Rue Allyn,
Tina Gayle (Cancer Awareness).

About the Author

Merry Holly/Marian Lanouette is an Amazon bestselling author. She graduated from Post University with a degree in Accounting, but always dreamed of writing. If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery was her debuted book which hit Amazon’s top two hundred bestselling mysteries along with stellar reviews. She soon followed that up with Burn In Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery which also resided in the top five hundred on Amazon.
The third book in the Jake Carrington Series, Mated for Life is with the editors as we speak. Look for it in early 2016.
An accomplished author she writes in both the mystery and romance genres. Marian’s Season of Magic (2014) became an Amazon Bestseller and resided on the list for over seventeen weeks. The Season of Anthologies are her brainchild and are written under the pseudonym Merry Holly. This May, Marian followed up Season of Magic with the Season of Love Boxed Set. For the 2015 Holiday season the Season of Series will release two books: one romance and one mystery titled Season of Surprises and Season of Thrills.

An avid reader, she discovered her love of mysteries by reading the Daily News as a youngster in New York. Intrigued by the real life crimes, the way the police worked and eventually solved cases ignited her imagination beyond the ordinary.

Season of Promises

Genre :Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance

Authors: Merry Holly, Vicki Batman, Gerri Brousseau, Cara Marsi, Bobbi Lerman, Jane Gale
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Unexpected Holiday Bonus by Merry Holly

CEO Suzette LeBlec has a problem. Well, two actually. She needs a top-notch temporary replacement for her administrative assistant’s maternity leave, and she needs to find a way to outmaneuver a hostile takeover attempt by Mark Adams. To make things worse, it’s almost Christmas, the time when Suzette most feels alone in the world. Too bad that handsome man at the party got away. But when the same stranger applies for the temp job, his almost-too-good-to- be-true credentials set off Suzette’s alarms. Dirk Harvey worked hard for years to remain anonymous while he built his father’s floundering company back up to its glory days. But when he discovers the stunning woman he’d spotted at a party is hiring, he decides to go undercover as “Dirk Mulligan”, administrative assistant extraordinaire. Besides, he and Suzette have a common problem: takeover King Mark Adams. Maybe they can find a solution together plus a little holiday bonus as well. The Littlest Angel by Vicki Batman Lauren MacDonald has always coveted her mother’s ornament, The Littlest Angel. When her mother gave it to another, Lauren embarks on a lengthy search and finds a replacement only to have it snatched from her hands. Smith Hancock’s grandmother had a little angel which has gone missing. Finding another at a flea market would make her holiday the best ever. Only a feisty girl is claiming it for herself. Can the twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

The Littlest Angel by Vicki Batman

Lauren MacDonald has always coveted her mother’s ornament, The Littlest Angel. When her mother gave it to another, Lauren embarks on a lengthy search and finds a replacement only to have it snatched from her hands.
Smith Hancock’s grandmother had a little angel which has gone missing. Finding another at a flea market would make her holiday the best ever. Only a feisty girl is claiming it for herself.
Can the twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

A Promise of Forever by Gerri Brousseau

Her virtue is lost, and her reputation in tatters when a twist of fate sends Lady Roxanne Rothchild from London to the vibrant city of Venice, and into the arms of the handsome and intriguing Danté. But she is not the only one vying for his affection. Anna Maria Delafino de Padova will use everything in her power to drive a wedge between Danté and Roxanne and win his favor, including revealing the truth about Lady Rothchild. Will Roxanne be able to put her blemished past behind her and find love, and will she have the courage to reach for a promise of forever?

Bad Luck Partners by Cara Marsi

Holidays have never brought Las Vegas hotel concierge Laney Sikora anything but bad luck in the romance department. The worst was her fiancé dumping her on Valentine’s Day. Via text. She’s determined to spend New Year’s Eve alone with no romantic entanglements. But when her hunky new neighbor locks himself out of his apartment, she can’t leave him standing in the hallway. What’s a girl to do?
Las Vegas is just a pit stop for Chicago native and radio personality Chance Carlisle while he waits for his agent to land him something bigger in L.A. But in the meantime, he keeps bumping into—literally—his adorable, but accident-prone, neighbor. Their private New Year’s Eve celebration leads to a plan: they’ll become the Bad Luck Partners, dating only on holidays and special events, avoiding holiday heartbreaks and matchmaking mamas.
But Fate might have something else in mind for the klutzy cutie and the hotshot talk show host. Can their temporary partnership become a forever deal?

Tillie’s Last Match by Bobbi Lerman

Legendary matchmaker, Tillie has one last heart to mend before retiring, but Miriam  and Mike may be her hardest match ever. Can she summon the magic one last time to bring the enchantment of love long given up back to life?

A Christmas Promise by Jane Gale

District Attorney Cherry Stevens is rescued by sexy police officer Drake Boarden during an attempted robbery igniting their passion for not only justice but for each other.
A violent attempted robbery at District Attorney Cherry Stevens’ parents’ convenience store has her setting her sights on the city’s crime boss. Finding herself in the line of fire, Cherry is rescued by the sexiest seasoned police officer on the force. Both work for justice, seeking peace for the city, neither expected to find love in the process.

Buy Season of Promises

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Season-Promises-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B01LQUP9AS/

Season of Magic

Genre :Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance

Authors: Merry Holly, Vicki Batman, Gerri Brousseau, Cara Marsi, Bobbi Lerman, Jane Gale
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Hopes and wishes. And holiday kisses…the Season of Magic.
Wrap yourself in the holiday spirit with five romantic stories filled with fun and forever after.
Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly 
Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules, as sparks flare between them.
A Cinderella Christmas by Cara Marsi 
Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairy tales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.
Matchmaker Matchmaker by Bobbi Lerman
With Chanukah around the corner, is there enough magic left for a matchmaker to bring Molly’s cynical heart back to life.
Holiday Disaster by Vicki Batman
The week before Christmas and all is in disarray when a librarian experiences horrible plumbing issues and a Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Clause. This Christmas is a disaster.
Yuletide Bride by Gerri Brousseau
The Dowager Duchess’s decree that her grandson must marry before Twelfth Night or relinquish his title and fortune sends him into a tail spin. Without any prospects and with only two weeks until Christmas will Stuart Nelson find himself destitute or will he find The Yuletide Bride.

Buy Season of Magic

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Genre :Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Authors: Merry Holly, Vicki Batman, Gerri Brousseau, Cara
Marsi, Bobbi Lerman, Jane Gale
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Unexpected Holiday Bonus by Merry Holly

CEO Suzette LeBlec has a problem. Well, two actually. She
needs a top-notch temporary replacement for her administrative assistant’s
maternity leave, and she needs to find a way to outmaneuver a hostile takeover
attempt by Mark Adams. To make things worse, it’s almost Christmas, the time
when Suzette most feels alone in the world. Too bad that handsome man at the
party got away. But when the same stranger applies for the temp job, his
almost-too-good-to- be-true credentials set off Suzette’s alarms. Dirk Harvey
worked hard for years to remain anonymous while he built his father’s
floundering company back up to its glory days. But when he discovers the
stunning woman he’d spotted at a party is hiring, he decides to go undercover
as “Dirk Mulligan”, administrative assistant extraordinaire. Besides, he and
Suzette have a common problem: takeover King Mark Adams. Maybe they can find a
solution together plus a little holiday bonus as well. The Littlest Angel by
Vicki Batman Lauren MacDonald has always coveted her mother’s ornament, The
Littlest Angel. When her mother gave it to another, Lauren embarks on a lengthy
search and finds a replacement only to have it snatched from her hands. Smith
Hancock’s grandmother had a little angel which has gone missing. Finding
another at a flea market would make her holiday the best ever. Only a feisty
girl is claiming it for herself. Can the twosome find common ground and
discover the true meaning of Christmas?

The Littlest Angel by Vicki Batman

Lauren MacDonald has always coveted her mother’s ornament,
The Littlest Angel. When her mother gave it to another, Lauren embarks on a
lengthy search and finds a replacement only to have it snatched from her hands.
Smith Hancock’s grandmother had a little angel which has
gone missing. Finding another at a flea market would make her holiday the best
ever. Only a feisty girl is claiming it for herself.
Can the twosome find common ground and discover the true
meaning of Christmas?

A Promise of Forever by Gerri Brousseau

Her virtue is lost, and her reputation in tatters when a
twist of fate sends Lady Roxanne Rothchild from London to the vibrant city of
Venice, and into the arms of the handsome and intriguing Danté. But she is not
the only one vying for his affection. Anna Maria Delafino de Padova will use
everything in her power to drive a wedge between Danté and Roxanne and win his
favor, including revealing the truth about Lady Rothchild. Will Roxanne be able
to put her blemished past behind her and find love, and will she have the
courage to reach for a promise of forever?

Bad Luck Partners by Cara Marsi:

Holidays have never brought Las Vegas hotel concierge Laney
Sikora anything but bad luck in the romance department. The worst was her
fiancé dumping her on Valentine’s Day. Via text. She’s determined to spend New
Year’s Eve alone with no romantic entanglements. But when her hunky new
neighbor locks himself out of his apartment, she can’t leave him standing in
the hallway. What’s a girl to do?
Las Vegas is just a pit stop for Chicago native and radio
personality Chance Carlisle while he waits for his agent to land him something
bigger in L.A. But in the meantime, he keeps bumping into—literally—his adorable,
but accident-prone, neighbor. Their private New Year’s Eve celebration leads to
a plan: they’ll become the Bad Luck Partners, dating only on holidays and
special events, avoiding holiday heartbreaks and matchmaking mamas.
But Fate might have something else in mind for the klutzy
cutie and the hotshot talk show host. Can their temporary partnership become a
forever deal?

Tillie’s Last Match by Bobbi Lerman

Legendary matchmaker, Tillie has one last heart to mend
before retiring, but Miriam  and Mike may
be her hardest match ever. Can she summon the magic one last time to bring the
enchantment of love long given up back to life?

A Christmas Promise by Jane Gale

District Attorney Cherry Stevens is rescued by sexy police
officer Drake Boarden during an attempted robbery igniting their passion for
not only justice but for each other.
A violent attempted robbery at District Attorney Cherry
Stevens’ parents’ convenience store has her setting her sights on the city’s
crime boss. Finding herself in the line of fire, Cherry is rescued by the
sexiest seasoned police officer on the force. Both work for justice, seeking
peace for the city, neither expected to find love in the process.

Buy This Book

About the Author

Marian Lanouette is an Amazon bestselling author. She
graduated from Post University with a degree in Accounting, but always dreamed
of writing. If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery was her debuted book which hit
Amazon’s top two hundred bestselling mysteries along with stellar reviews. She
soon followed that up with Burn In Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery which also
resided in the top five hundred on Amazon.
The third book in the Jake Carrington Series, Mated for Life
is with the editors as we speak. Look for it in early 2016.
An accomplished author she writes in both the mystery and
romance genres. Marian’s Season of Magic (2014) became an Amazon Bestseller and
resided on the list for over seventeen weeks. The Season of Anthologies are her
brain child and are written under the pseudonym Merry Holly. This May, Marian
followed up Season of Magic with Season of Love Box Set. For the 2015 Holiday
season the Season of Series will release two books one romance and one mystery
titled Season of Surprises and Season of Thrills.

An avid reader, she discovered her love of mysteries by
reading the Daily News as a youngster in New York. Intrigued by the real life
crimes, and how the police worked and eventually solved cases, ignited her
imagination beyond the ordinary.

Author Social Media

This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Award-winning
author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True
magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two romantic comedy mysteries
to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America,
Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag
lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer.
Chocoaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the
keyboard and thinking “What if??”

Interview with Vicki Batman

Why did you write
this book?
Last year, I was asked to participate in the Season of Magic
holiday anthology. It did really really well and when asked to participate
again, I said yes. But I wrote this particular story because of my love for
handbags, specifically Enid Collins bags. They are wonderful stenciled and
jeweled creations originally sold through Neiman Marcus. I love them. And
created my own brand with a design for this holiday story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I cut my teeth on mysteries like the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy
Drew and Trixie Belden; so I am a huge mystery fan. I also like contemporary
romance, especially with a touch of humor. And historical romances sweep me
away like a Calgon moment.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love wacky Stephanie Plum but mostly because Janet E.
writes stories with humor. When I finished my first one to read, Four to Score,
I fell in love with Janet E’s humor and said, “Finally.”
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m doing edits on Temporarily Insane, a romantic comedy
mystery. AND yes, there will be another holiday anthology next year. Mine is
tentatively entitled The Littliest Angel. I have a great backstory to share. I
have a few more stories banked and I’m looking for a good spot for them.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Season of
Surprises is a holiday anthology which features my romantic comedy short story,
“Holiday Handbag Extravaganza.” Here’s something to share about it: Christmas Countdown is on! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack
Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag
for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl
in town.

About the Book

Title: Season of Surprises featuring “Holiday Handbag
Extravaganza.”
Genre: all genres
Author : Vicki Batman, Merry Holly, Cara Marsi, Gerri
Brousseau, Roberta Lerman, Madison West, Jane Gale, Kristin Drew
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Buy This Book

Publisher: Indie

Author Social Media

Season of Surprises on FB: https://www.facebook.com/ASeasonOfMagic
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