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Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 30 day month.
Anaiah Press stole the show for Publisher Week June 8th through the 14th,
capturing the top views for the month.
I combined their posts and then spread out the rest of the views to others.
That put the following authors in the top running:

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!
Anaiah Press
JoAnne Myers
Synithia Williams
Lucy Felthouse
Donna Michaels
Honorable mention: June Kramin, Loc Glin
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and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
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the author additional opportunities for promotion. The Romance Lives Forever ezine
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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:

Anita Philmar, Anne
Kane, Brenna Zinn, C Zampa, Candace Shaw, Jami Gray, Jana Richards, Kristina
Knight, Lisabet Sarai, Melissa Blue, Naomi Bellina, Raine Delight, Reese Ryan, Tina
Donahue, Tina Gayle
Just My Type 
Title Just My Type
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Name Synithia Williams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Janiyah Henderson may be an adult, but her dad doesn’t see it
that way. Granted, she’s enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility,
but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can’t handle working a
“real job,” there’s only one thing to do: land a desk job and prove him
wrong. When her brother’s best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, needs a new assistant,
she knows she’s the perfect candidate. So what if she’s had a crush on the conservative
accountant since she was nine? She’s the last woman Freddy would fall for.
But Fredrick is far from impervious to Janiyah’s charms. Though
he can’t help but be attracted to her, he knows Janiyah is more interested in eating
his cereal and teasing him than viewing him as more than the good guy next door.
When he offers her the job, he can’t imagine her giving up her late mornings and
colorful outfits for 8:00 a.m. meetings and pantyhose for too long. But as Janiyah
excels as his employee, he fears he’s in danger of falling hard for a woman he shouldn’t
care for.
Pretty soon the attraction they’ve tried to ignore boils to the
surface. And after Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she’s ready
to show him that she’s just the type of woman he needs.

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Interview with Fredrick P. Jenkins

Tell us about yourself, please.

I’m an accountant that started my own firm two years ago after the
firm I worked only wanted to deal with clients perceived to be financially viable
instead of taking care of the ones who needed the most help. In the two years since
l left, I’ve made my firm one of the most successful startups in my area.
On a personal level, I enjoy reading, biographies mostly, watching
documentaries and weight lifting. Don’t let my hobbies fool you. Many times women
see the conservative outer appearance and automatically put me in the “good
guy” or “friend” category. But, believe me, I’m far from the reserved
good guy when it comes to relationships. It was something I longed to show Janiyah
for years, but at the same time didn’t want to ruin our friendship.

What is it that you want, but cannot
have? Authors call this the conflict of the perceived story.

I always wanted a nice, predictable, stable relationship. I dated
women who had similar career goals and were settled in their lives. But there was
always Janiyah. Unpredictable, flirty, and definitely not looking to settle into
a nice and easy relationship. She drove me crazy, I wanted her and didn’t want her
at the same time. I thought she was exactly what I didn’t need in my life. It was
impossible to continue to ignore the way she made me feel.

What inner doubt causes you the most

I didn’t want to want Janiyah because I watched my dad make poor
choices based on the whims of my mother. What I didn’t realize was that Janiyah’s
unpredictability wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. She brings excitement and joy to
my life.

What’s your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.

Janiyah already lived next to me, but then she wanted to work
for me. I didn’t doubt she could do it. I did doubt that I’d be able to resist her
when she was with me in the office all day. Not only did she become a stellar employee,
but I saw a side of her that I refused to acknowledge was there. I was still afraid
to trust myself to be with her. Janiyah dated men much more exciting than an accountant.
I wasn’t sure if she’d be happy with me long term, and I want a long term relationship.

Tell us about your significant other,
that person who makes living worthwhile.

What would that person say about

At first, I think Janiyah would say that I wasn’t interested
in her. I spent years trying to hide my attraction. She’s my best friend’s little
sister, I couldn’t do my boy like that by stepping to his sister. I also think she
viewed me as a “good guy”. She would tease me and call me Freddy whenever
she tried to get me to loosen up. After I showed her my looser side, and opened
myself up to accepting our relationship she calls me her man, the guy she loves,
and a damn good lover. I can’t argue with any of that.

What is your family like?

The complete opposite of me. My dad spends his days ignoring
responsibility to make my mom happy. My mom picks up and drops hobbies constantly
and is more concerned with appearances. I have one sister who lives in New York; we don’t speak
often. I love my family, but we’re just different.

Are you happy with the way your story
ended? Why or why not?

Of course I’m happy. I’ve got Janiyah, my business is doing well,
and her four older brother’s didn’t kill me for being with their baby sister.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as
a writer. Let’s see what you can do.

I write spicy romances set in the south.

Why did you choose to write about this character?

I like the idea of the nice guy next door that has a naughty
side. It was fun to tease Freddy and then finally have him snap and go after Janiyah
full force.

When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What
made you the most sad?

Of course I was happy writing his love scenes. Freddy is great
in bed. I was sad writing his struggle to trust his feelings for Janiyah. It was
tough making him continue to push away from her when she was so open about her feelings
for him.

What do you want to write next?

I’m working on the stories for Janiyah’s brothers. One is a pretty
boy, the other is a bad boy, and one is a wanderer. I’m going to have lots of fun
with these guys.

Author Bio

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her
first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her
own romances soon after. When she isn’t writing, this local government gal balances
the needs of her husband and two sons.

Author Social Media

RLF Gems 
In May, Romance Lives Forever had 23 posts in a 31 day month.
Here are the top posts (judging by page views). There was a two-way tie for
first place, including my post about Marketing for Romance Writers Marketing
Summer Camp plans, and a three-way tie
for fifth. Those posts were within one page view of each other.
1. Vicki Batman
1. Kayelle Allen
2. Emerald
3. Eva Caye
4. Charlie Cochet
5. Kendall McKenna
5. Taylor
5. Synithia Williams
Honorable mention: Angela Kay Austin
Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily
Romance Lives Forever 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. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
for more information.
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:

Ana Blaze, E Ayers, Eden
Summers, Elise VanCise, Elodie Parkes, Jean Joachim, Jennifer France, Jill
Elaine Hughes, Katya Armock, Kitty Barton, Melinda Dozier, MJ O’Shea, Mona
Karel, ST Bende
A Heart to Heal

Synithia Williams, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited
to interview your character, Devin Jones from the book, A Heart to Heal.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Cover artist: Crimson Romance
Length: approx 240 pages
Heat rating: Sensual
Shayla Monroe fled her hometown of Helena, South Carolina,
after a shocking situation broke the heart of the only guy she’d ever loved. Years
later, after losing her job in Atlanta
with her name once again shrouded in scandal, she has nowhere to go but home.
Now a devastatingly handsome and well-respected man, Devin Jones
became a successful doctor as a way to forget Shayla’s betrayal. When she returns
as infamously as she left, he plans to put aside old feelings and treat her as any
other person in town. But after looking into her soft brown eyes, the feelings he
thought long dead quickly rush to the surface.
Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises
to avoid each other, the two become friends … then lovers. Devin wants all or
nothing, but Shayla, haunted by her past, is afraid their relationship will damage
what’s left of her reputation. Can two broken hearts survive the fight against past
and present demons to heal and find love?
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Hero: Devin Jones, 35, Doctor
Heroine: Shayla Monroe, 34, Unemployed due to an unfortunate incident

Interview with Devin Jones

Tell us about yourself.
Let’s see, I have my own medical practice in my hometown of Helena, SC.
I grew up here and always knew I wanted to come back and practice medicine. I became
interested medicine after my mom died of a brain aneurysm when I was in high school.
It was unexpected and difficult for me and my dad. I’m constantly on my dad about
his health now. Personally, I enjoy playing basketball with my friends and spending
time with my dad.
Tell us about Shayla.
Shayla. My dad says I’ve been trying to figure her out since
we were kids, and honestly he’s right. I knew who she was growing up, but it wasn’t
until high school when she braided my hair one summer that we connected. What can
I say, we just clicked. She became my best friend, the one person I could count
on. I had a crush on her, but never wanted to follow it up. Her dad had a reputation
that spilled over on her. So many guys were trying to push up on her. I was happy
to just be her friend. Unfortunately, something happened and it tore us apart. We
went years without speaking. When she first came back to town, rumors were flying
about what she’d gotten into. That’s the thing with Shayla, there are always rumors
about her situation. Usually unfounded…some legitimate. But that’s who she is.
She looked for love in all the wrong places. I’m ready to show her that she doesn’t
have to look anymore. I’ll never understand her, never have a dull moment with her,
and never stop loving her.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My strongest point? Hmmm. I’m the one my friends always come
to for advice. I pride myself on my ability to remain rational in tense situations.
Except when it comes to Shayla. I can never keep my cool where she’s concerned.
What would Shayla say is your strongest point?
I’m patient. She isn’t. When she’s impatient or nervous she taps
her hand or foot. I can usually calm her down. She seems to like that about me.
What would Shayla say is your biggest weakness?
Her. She used to think I deserved someone better. It took awhile
for her to realize she’s had my heart from the moment we met.
What was it like where you grew up?
My hometown hasn’t changed much. I grew up, and still live in,
Helena, SC.
It’s a small town about an hour or so from the capital of Columbia. It has its benefits: everyone knows
everyone, a sense of community, no traffic. But it has cons as well. The biggest
is a result of one of the benefits. Because everyone knows everyone gossip runs
rampant. I don’t like people in my business or getting unwelcome advice on my love
life. I’ve had a lot of that since rekindling my relationship with Shayla.

About the Author

Synithia Williams has enjoyed romance novels since she was 13
years old, so it’s no surprise that she began writing her own. When she isn’t reading
or writing, she’s working on sustainability initiatives in the Midlands of South
Carolina. She lives with her husband, Eric, and two boys.

Previous Books

You Can’t Plan Love
Worth the Wait


I’m giving away an ebook copy of one either You Can’t Plan Love
or Worth the Wait (winner’s choice). Tell me if you think a romance between “bad
girl” and a “good guy” can work.

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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 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

Synithia Williams, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book, Worth the Wait.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length (words): 78,000
Heat rating (based movie ratings): R
Tagline: When a virgin frustrated by her nonexistent dating life
asks a playboy for a one-night stand, can they really ignore their attraction after
the affair?

After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity,
decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women
in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough
in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a
secret. Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing
kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape the night unscathed.

Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur
has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the east to the west
coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms
going from one sex only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few
types of women he avoids–a good girl–the man in him can’t turn down her tempting
What starts out as a onetime thing quickly turns into an affair
neither want to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their
relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.
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What are your main characters’
names, ages, and occupations?
Tasha Smith 29 Tasha is the Deputy Director at the Central
Midlands Recreation Commission.
Jared Patterson 33 Jared is a personal trainer who started
his career helping Hollywood stars get in
shape. He now owns a production facility where his line of health food products
is manufactured and several gym franchises.

Interview (with Tasha)

Tell us about the main
character in your current book. What is she like?
Tasha is a strong woman, but slightly naïve. She enjoys reading,
watching basketball and working in her garden. Her family is very important to her.
Every Sunday is spent having dinner with her family. She likes her job, but really
wants to get married and have a family one day.
If your main character
was here today, what would she say is her strongest point?
Her ability to reign in emotions and handle tough situations
with a level head is her strongest point.
Does she think she has
a weakness? (If so, what does she think it is? What does her lover think it is?
What does her enemy think it is?)
She didn’t, until she asked Jared to take her virginity. Then
she quickly it was difficult for her to deny him. Jared realizes that she’s attached
to him, but does nothing to change that because he get’s attached to her as well.
What drives your heroine
to do the things she does? What makes her want to be the “good girl?”
Her father is a strict Baptist minister that instilled the importance
of abstinence until marriage. This was okay for her in high school and college where
she saw lots of her friends end up with broken hearts because a guy dumped them
after having sex. But later it wasn’t such a novelty. Men weren’t interested in
dating a woman when sex automatically meant marriage. She’s tired of her virginity
hindering her love life and that’s why she asks Jared to relieve her of it.
What’s your main character’s
favorite guilty pleasure?
Before Jared, it was laying around watching Sports Center.
After Jared, it was sneaking off to be with him.
If you didn’t know how
old you were how old would you be?
Despite achieving so much in my career, the being unable to lose
my virginity by 29 makes me feel as if I’m still in my teens.
A biography has been written
about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Getting more than you bargained for
If you came with a warning
label, what would it say?
Caution: This woman may be virgin, but she will bring a certain
playboy to his knees.

Please Fill in the Blanks (as Tasha)

I love pizza with pepperoni and sausage.
I’m always ready for watching a good game of.
When I’m alone, I work in my garden.
You’d never be able to tell, but pretending to be my daddy’s
good girl is annoying the crap out of me
If I had a halo it would be on
fire because of the thoughts of Jared running through my head
If I could afford to go to the NBA all-star weekend I’d
attend all the parties and meet my favorite NBA stars.
I can never regret asking Jared to take my virginity because
in the end it was a blessing.

About the Author

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at
the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances
soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her dream of
becoming a published author. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, was published
by Crimson Romance in August 2012. When she isn’t writing, this Green Queen, as
dubbed by the State Newspaper, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing
the needs of her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Synithia, and her
novel, by visiting her website,,
where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.


You Can’t Plan Love
Synithia Williams

Books Coming Soon

A Heart to Heal

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