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Tag Archives: Tara Lain

RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
There was a tie for third place. First spot went to a report I did about
Outlantacon, a gay geek scifi fest in Atlanta. My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!
1. Report from Outlantacon (Kayelle Allen)
2. Rhea Rhodan
3. Tara Lain
3. Danita Minnis
4. Nancy
Corrigan
5. Brenda Whiteside
Honorable mention: Liza O’Connor and JoAnne
Myers
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a
blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin’, Linky
Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog button readers and authors
can grab. RLF takes up to three images per article, so authors can share
previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as SEO tags on posts,
and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million 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 guest authors on its front page every day.

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Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

AJ Williams, Allison
Knight, Declan Sands, Donna Michaels, Gemma Brocato, Grace Marshall, Jana
Richards, Janie Franz, Jean Hart Stewart, Kenneth G Bennett, Kimber Vale, Kryssie
Fortune, Linda Mooney, Linda Rettstatt, Mae Hancock, N Jay, PJ MacLayne, Rhonda
Laurel, Sam Cheever, Selena Illyria, Stacy Juba, Willa Blair
Hi everyone. Tara Lain here. I’m so delighted to be here at RLF
today! This is an exciting week, because my new release, Wolf in Gucci Loafers,
came out recently. One of the first things people tell me when they hear about the
book is that they love the title which delights me because I love creating titles.
Maybe it’s because my day job is in advertising and for years I’ve had to come up
with headlines. Headlines are a lot like titles. They have to encapsulate something
essential about the book while attracting readers and getting them to pay attention.
Wolf in Gucci Loafers is like that. Right off, you know that this book is probably
paranormal, right? My hero is a wealthy, aristocratic, half human/half werewolf
who is also gay and pretty flamboyant. He’s kind of a Zorro character in that he
pretends to be a lot more effete than he is. In truth, he’s a bit of a bad ass,
while maintaining his love of fashion and fast electric cars. I tried to create
a title that suggested a bit of this “mood” of the book. A bit playful
and a little mysterious. Below, I’ve posted a nibble from Wolf in Gucci Loafers.
I hope you enjoy it.

Buy This Book

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love
him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for
humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery,
Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when
someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth
Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.
Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the
guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers
Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might
mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic
romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published
in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 21. Her best-selling novels
have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best
LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has
been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often
does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul-mate
husband and her soul-mate dog in Laguna
Beach, California, a pretty
seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice,
and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone
it will say “Yes”!

Author Social Media

RLF Gems 
In July, Romance Lives Forever had 26 posts in a 31 day
month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). We had a tie in third
place. Top honors went to a post about the Marketing for Romance Writers free marketing
Summer Camp.
1. MFRW Summer Camp
Events
2. Eva Caye
3. Elaine Cantrell
3. Layne Macadam
4. Charley Descoteaux
5. Tara Lain
Honorable mention: Liz Adams
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 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. Your cover can be featured on
the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising
link
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:

Jennah Scott, Jo Anne Myers, Jana Richards, Kendall McKenna, Kimber Vale,
Kol Anderson, Melinda Dozier, Desiree Holt , MS Spencer, Patricia
Walters-Fischer, Sarah Cass, Shannyn Schroeder, Talya Andor, Tanith Davenport, Tina
Gayle
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
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.