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The Top Blogger for this month is Tina Donahue, 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 Tina Donahue

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/1ChWFkO
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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 page views. Congratulations
to each one!
1 Tina Donahue
2 J Arlene Culiner
3 Rue Allyn
3 Mary E Thompson
4 Milou Koenings
5 Lisa M Owens
Honorable mention: Red
L Jameson

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 Red L Jameson
2 Adele Downs
3 Milou Koenings
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six 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
3.5M 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
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors.
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Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives
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everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this
email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We
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This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you.
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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:

Amanda Mackey, Brita Addams, Claire Gem, Dena Hankins, Houston Havens, Jessica
Cale, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Laurel Richards, Lisa
Detweiler, Livia Quinn, Marian Lanouette, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Sarah
Marsh, Vicki Batman
Today’s featured book is Coming in Hot by Red L. Jameson, et al.

About the Book

Title Coming in Hot
Genre Contemporary & Paranormal Romance
Author Red L. Jameson, et al
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Get a dose of romance, STAT! **Brand New and Exclusive** novella to novel length books. 
Featuring NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, we’re Coming In Hot with paranormal to contemporary, and sizzling to seductive bedside manners by the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and more in this boxed set. 

Buy This Book

Publisher Naughty Nights Press, LLC
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2alYUKN

About the Author

We are more than 20 NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors who wish for our readers the same as our characters—to have love, laughter and a happily ever after.  

Author Social Media

Amazon Author Page http://goo.gl/Gvd2vq
The Top Blogger for this month is Tina Donahue, 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 Tina Donahue

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/1ChWFkO
Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas: http://bit.ly/1ChWN3K
Romance Books 4 US: http://bit.ly/1JPtfeS

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 page views. Congratulations
to each one!
1 Tina Donahue
2 Susan Vaughn
3 Diane Saxon
4 Kryssie Fortune
5 Carmen Stefanescu
Honorable mention: Kris
Bock, Jose Riviera

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 Sabrina York
2 Carmen Stefanescu
3 Susan Vaughn
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six 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
3.5M 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
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.
Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest
board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5
per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be
changed monthly.

RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives
Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure
everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this
email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We
both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join a group or do anything special.
This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you.
The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

Sign Up for a Future Post

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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:
Ally Bishop, Alyse Raines, Anne Kane, Brita Addams, Cherry Wild and
Sophia Soror, Houston Havens, Iris Blobel, Jon Michaelsen, Kayelle Allen, Laurel
Richards, Leslie Ann Sartor, Livia Quinn, Liz Flaherty, Lynette Sofras, Mary J.
McCoy-Dressel, MJ Greenway, Nicole Evelina, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Taylor
Brooks

Who’s that Girl? Breaking Down the Romance Heroine

As a romance writer, generally we call our female protagonist a heroine. She’s usually spunky—that characteristic probably evolved from Austen’s incredible work; young-ish—although, there are some brave authors who are trying to write heroines who are in their forties or older; and she’s usually open to having a relationship or already wants one but hasn’t found the right guy; or she’s at some kind of disadvantage where a hero can save her. She, in turn, emotionally saves him.

This has been the standard for—oh, maybe—thousands of years. At least since Austen, which makes it more than two hundred years of this kind of woman as the central figure in the romance genre.
Nothing wrong with that. If that’s what you like, it’s what you like. And I’m the last person to judge because what I want in a heroine, I do get judged for, even being called subversive for it.
I want heroines who are perhaps too shy to be spunky. Or not young. Or maybe she doesn’t want a relationship because she’s tried her fair share of online and regular dating and it really, really, really sucks. Or maybe she’s incredibly rich and doesn’t have any need to be saved from financial doom by a hotshot duke. Or maybe, just maybe she’s emotionally secure and healthy and doesn’t need saving from herself. Maybe she’s complete, as is.
Or sometimes I want heroines who make big mistakes. Colossal. And I want to read how they turn themselves around and become better people.
But this latter example is controversial. In the movie Trainwreck, the character Amy is a drinking, sexualized, snarky woman who has to learn how to overcome her dysfunctions to become vulnerable with a man who loves her. Amy has to conquer her fears. She has to work at becoming a better person. She has to pursue her love interest when she realizes she could lose him. This kind of role is usually reserved for the male protagonist or hero in a romance.
It’s a simple switcharoo of gender roles. Or is it? Or is it a lot more complicated than that?
In Kameron Hurley’s latest article, “In Defense of Unlikable Women,” she compares the two protagonists of the movies Sideways and Young Adult. Both protagonists drink too much, one steals to help a buddy cheat on his fiancé, while the other actually tries to have an affair with a married man. One protagonist is male. The other female. The female character is called “thoroughly unlikable,” “angst-driven,” and “controversial.” The male character was “critically applauded.” In Jami Gold’s blog post, “Why is ‘Unlikable’ Often a Deal Breaker for Readers?” she also notes the double standard for hero and heroine characters, asking, “The majority of [romance] fiction readers are female, and the majority of those giving pushback to ‘unlikable’ heroines are women. So the question becomes: Why are we so hard on ourselves?”
Excellent question that I don’t feel qualified to answer, except for myself. I do want a variety of heroines. I want to read about a forty-year-old woman falling in love with a twenty-eight-year-old man. I want to read about a heroine who saves the hero from financial ruin. I want to read about a quiet girl who gets the guy. Or the overweight girl who falls for the hot hunk who falls for her without requiring her to lose weight or thinks anything derogatory about her body. I want to read about a woman overcoming great obstacles, some she might have created herself, to find not just love for someone else but for herself too.
Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” So, I do. That’s why I write because I want to read about women, real women who make mistakes, who pursue love, who chase after life and happiness with reckless abandon. I want to read about women like me.   
Today’s featured book is Awake, Book 3 of the Wild Love Series by Red L. Jameson.
About the Book
Title Awake, Book 3 of the Wild Love Series
Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author Red L. Jameson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
One, two, Secrets accrue; Three, four, Shame galore;
Five, six, Add two men to the mix; Seven, eight, My life’s about to disintegrate…
Off-limits.  Forbidden. 
I shouldn’t have slept with him.
Should never have fallen for him. 
But I did—Secret #1
And I’m drawn to someone else.
He wants me too. This time, I do have an ounce of willpower.
An ounce. 
But it’s waning, deteriorating quickly—Secret #2
Two secrets—secrets that are tearing me apart.
And Secret #3 is the hardest to keep. 
I’m not the “good girl.”
I’m not the “sweet one.” 
I hide behind a mask—a mask of lies.
But something within me is clawing the mask off.
Revealing the real me.
And my secrets.
Risking…everything.
The Wild Love Series is set in Wyoming and Montana, where things are little more…wild, where love can never tamed. Each book within the series can be read as a standalone and intended for a mature and adventurous reader. Enjoy and fall in love!
Buy This Book
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/28Y4epq
Smashwords http://bit.ly/28Y4yV5  
About the Author
Red L. Jameson is an award-winning and multi-published author. She writes in many genres. Her pen name, L. B. Joramo, includes the odd combination of historical and paranormal for the Immortal American Series. However, it is under her “Red” name, her nickname too, where all her stories are strongly laced with love, including contemporary, historical, time-travel, paranormal, and erotic romance. Red lives in the wilds of Montana with her family and a few too many animals, and is currently working on her next novel that she hopes will make her readers laugh, cry, think, and fall in love.
Author Social Media
Website http://www.redljameson.com     
Amazon Author Page http://goo.gl/Gvd2vq
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Red L. Jameson is an award-winning and multi-published author. She writes in many genres. Her pen name, L. B. Joramo, includes the odd combination of historical and paranormal for the Immortal American Series. However, it is under her “Red” name, her nickname too, where all her stories are strongly laced with love, including contemporary, historical, time-travel, paranormal, and erotic romance. Red lives in the wilds of Montana with her family and a few too many animals, and is currently working on her next novel that she hopes will make her readers laugh, cry, think, and fall in love.

Interview with Red L. Jameson

Why did you write this book?
Fly is the second book in the Wild Love Series, which are all set in Wyoming and/or Montana, where things get a little wild. J But the main reason I wrote the book was for Dee, the protagonist of the story. She’d been talking to me long before I wrote the first book of the series. When I finally dove in and started to write her story, she was nearly screaming in my head. I’m glad she’s taking things easy on me now that her story’s out.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I really don’t know if I have a favorite genre. I like them all so much. If it’s a good story, I’ll read it. If it’s unique and good, I’ll be even more happy. However, I have been drawn to more contemporary erotic romance lately, as well as historical non-fiction of the 1920- 1930s. That was an amazing time.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Hands down, Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. There’s beautiful magic in that book. Scout is so real with so many flaws, but so brave, so special.  
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
There’s another full-length novel in the Wild Love Series coming soon. After that a novella, also in the same series. And then back to a full-length contemporary erotic romance book.
Please tell us about your latest book.
**Book 2 of the Wild Love Series, an erotic romance**
Pregnant.
And alone.
My worst nightmare becomes my greatest blessing.
Together, they rescued me, literally saved me from a snowy disaster. Both of them—with their tenderness and compassion. But it’s their Navy SEAL, iron-tough, and tattooed bodies that have me wanting more—wanting them. They’ve transformed me, while I awakened them—showed them the beauty of what could be.
Two months ago, I would’ve chosen one, seduced him like only I know how. But that was two months ago, and so much has changed. I can’t tell them about the baby. I couldn’t bear it if they walked away—out of my life. 
I’ll have to tell them. This can’t continue. They both want me, and my resistance is waning.  I want what I want—and I want them. 
Both of them.

About the Book

Title Fly (Book 2 of the Wild Love Series)
Genre Erotic Romance
Author Red L. Jameson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Buy This Book

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1RdIdTu

Author Social Media

Amazon Author Page http://goo.gl/Gvd2vq
RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 28 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 January was Vicky Burkholder. She wins a
month of free cover advertising on the blog.

About Vicky Burkholder

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
  1. Vicky
    Burkholder
  2. Lindsay
    McKenna
  3. Sandy
    Wolters
  4. Allie
    Ritch
  5. Red L
    Jameson
 Honorable mention: Jane Leopold Quinn, Daisy Banks, Naughty Literati
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six 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
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3
per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf_dates
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:
Anne Kane, Dariel Raye, Diane Saxon, Kate Hill, Tarah Scott, DP Denman, Iris
Blobel, Kate Moore, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Kryssie Fortune, Lauren
Linwood, Layna Pimentel, Leigh Court, Lucy Felthouse, Sabrina York, Sharon
Hamilton, Sue Swift
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