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Kayelle Allen here. Wow, has Marketing for Romance Writers grown! Back in 2006 when I started this group, I was a busy author with four books. I was promoting, learning more about promoting, and asking friends about promoting. All the ins and outs of book marketing were starting to gel and I was beginning to understand the overall concept. That said, I had a constant list of questions. Facebook was two years old. Twitter had been founded that year. Pinterest and Instagram were four years away. How was I supposed to promote on social media? Did I need a blog?

I had friends who had similar questions, and we would email each other and ask. Often, I’d get the same question several times in a row. I found myself going back to my “sent” file to copy an answer and resend it. Not that I wasn’t asking questions myself, but I think because I’d take the time to go find an answer if someone asked and I didn’t know – I started getting more and more questions.

It was Halloween, and I was busy with all sorts of details of writing, and I got the same question from two different people. I remember thinking that there had to be an easier way to handle this. I needed a way to let everyone know what I’d discovered at the same time, and if I had a question, get an answer from someone who knew. Yahoo Groups was established and well-used, so I decided to create one that all of my friends and I could use together. We could post a question there, and anyone who knew the answer could reply.

I set it up as Marketing for Romance Writers because that’s what all of us were at the time. Our members are not just romance writers, however. They come from all genres. Looking back, I’ve often wished I’d named it Marketing for Every Writer. Of course, then the initials would have been MEW vs MFRW and our symbol might have been a black cat!

In 2006, we had 12 members. Eleven years later, there are 2420 of us, plus 6781 on Facebook, 3875 on Twitter, untold numbers on Goodreads, and 1492+ on Pinterest with 54 boards and over 790 pins. Our staff of volunteers produces an award winning newsletter and in 2018, we will publish a montly magazine. How can we promote for you?

About MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers is a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask your marketing-related questions, or request help, advice, or opinions. You can learn how to create a professional image and use it effectively, as well as ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing.

News about pitch sessions and calls for submission are posted on the Yahoo group. As a member, you can attend exclusive, member-only pitch events with publishers. Members can attend free, online workshops and seminars.

Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest boards, and show off your cover models. Share your tweets with the MFRW street team and get them shared on Twitter. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor and #MFRWhop promote for you. You can get interviewed on BlogTalkRadio. Link your blog to a community hop via a unique software “ribbon” with exciting themes, and draw readers to your site.

Find and Join MFRW

Marketing for Romance Writers Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/

Marketing for Romance Writers Website http://marketingforromancewriters.org

Marketing for Romance Writers News https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg

Marketing for Romance Writers Promo https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/

 

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Twitter http://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG our hashtags are #MFRWauthor #MFRWorg #MFRWhooks

MFRW Volunteer Staff

Kayelle Allen, Founder https://kayelleallen.com
Emerald, Facebook Coordinator and Editor http://www.TheGreenLightDistrict.org
Mona Karel, Moderator, Blog Hop Coordinator http://mona-karel.com
Paloma Beck, Blog Director http://www.romancebeckons.net/index.html
Rochelle Weber, Newsletter Publisher http://www.rochelleweber.com
Barbara Donlon Bradley, Newsletter Editor http://www.barbaradonlonbradley.com
Michelle Davis, Newsletter Editor https://twitter.com/michelle40768
Libby McKinmer, Newsletter Editor http://libbymckinmer.com
Mari Anne Christie, Newsletter Editor http://marichristie.info/
Reet Singh, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.reetsingh.in
Lisa Lowe, Goodreads Coordinator (website under construction)
Zeenat Mahal, Goodreads Coordinator http://www.zeenatmahal.com/
Tina Gayle, Twitter Promo Coordinator http://www.tinagayle.net/home.html
Carmen Stefanescu, Blog Coordinator http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.com/


If you have questions about marketing your books, or you want to share an opportunity such as being a guest on your blog, join us. It’s okay to ask for guest spots too. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.” Services and membership are free. Are you part of the Marketing for Romance Writers success story? Please share in the comments.

 

Author Tina Gayle is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog
celebrate Cancer Awareness Week 2016. RLF has added pink racing stripes to the left side of the blog’s background to represent a pink ribbon, but this week is about all types of cancer. Join us as we delve into rich stories about life.
Even the threat of cancer can cause stress. The days before
a doctor gets the results of the test can seem like forever. When I was in my
teens, my mother found a lump in her breasts. The only way for them to tell if
it was cancerous was to do a biopsy. Back in those days, a woman had to check
into a hospital to have a biopsy done. The days before the biopsy, I remember believing that those
may be the last days of my time with her. We grew very close during that time
and remained close afterward. When I decided to write CEO’s Widow, I remembered the pain I
suffered and tried to add that to the story. This book does not go into the
technical aspects of the treatment. Instead, it is about the emotional pain the
cancer causes.

About the Book

CEO’s Widow – Book 4 of the Executives’ Wives’ Club series
Genre: Contemporary romance with strong women’s fiction
elements
Four women…
One fatal car wreck…
Everyone’s lives changed…
CEO’s Widow
After surviving the grief from her husband’s death, Marianne
Clark has built a new life with the help of the other Executive Wives. She
plans to enjoy grandchildren and friends until her doctor tells her he found a
lump in her breast. Her world is turned upside down. She re-evaluates her
priorities and decides she grab hold of life with both hands.
Knox Turner lost his first wife to cancer. He’s determined
not to let Marianne face this challenge alone.
Can this couple face the trails ahead and build a future
together?

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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Marketing Exec’s Widow
by Tina Gayle.

About the Book

Title Marketing Exec’s Widow
Genre Contemporary romance with strong women fiction
elements
Author  Tina Gayle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Letting go and rebuilding a life comes at a price. 
Having come to terms with losing her husband, Jennifer is ready to move on with her life, but she faces opposition from her friends, in-laws, and brother-in-law, who see himself as her future husband. None of them know of Jen’s marital problems and she is afraid of their reaction when they learn she has a date for Friday night? 
Hagan Chaney is not anything like Craig. He tempts Jen into the future but is she willing to give love another chance after the heartache she faced the 1st time around? 

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About the Author

Best-selling author, Tina Gayle
grew up not knowing what she wanted to be as an adult. Then someone asked her
about my dream job, her answer, “I wanted to be a pretender.”
So the job of writing books is the perfect job for her. She has a vivid
imagination and enjoys creating new characters and heartbreaking situations
that her readers can sympathize with as they root for the couple’s love to
blossom.
Before setting down with her computer, she worked in the corporate world as
both an accountant and a programmer. Once her kids were born, she decided to
give her dream of being a writer a try and loves to incorporate the heartaches,
headaches and fun of being a mother and a woman into my books. 
She is now working on finishing her Family Tree series…Summer’s Growth and
Fallen Leaves. (Paranormal Romantic Suspense) The last two Winter Wonders and
Spring Rebirth will come out in the next two years. 
She also has been playing around with short stories that tell the problems a
number of Baby Boomers are experiencing.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with my family and traveling around
the country. She hasn’t hit every state, but she hopes to someday. You might
also catch her on the golf course with her husband of 30 years. 
Tina loves to
hear from her readers. What elements you liked and what you didn’t care for in
the story. You can read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her
website.

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CEO’s Widow 

From Kayelle Allen: This week on Romance Lives Forever I’m sharing stories by
authors who have faced cancer either in themselves, or a family member. The
importance of friends and family, and having a support system is vital. One key
to success is being able to ask for help — and then being willing to accept
it. It’s a lesson I’ve had in my own life during various times. I don’t accept
help well. It’s something I fight with all the time. I’d like to think “I’ve
got this” but sometimes I don’t have as good a grip as I thought I did.
I have a friend who’s dealing with cancer right now. A friend’s brother died
from cancer last year. Cancer affects all of us. I hope I’m even half as good a
friend as those you’ll read about in this series.

I’m presenting these posts as an opportunity for the authors
to share their real life stories, as well as their fictional ones. There’s a
short list of ways you can show your support at the end of each post.

Breast Cancer: How It Affects Us All by Tina Gayle

Even if you have never had the disease,
you probably know someone who has had it or who has lost a loved one to it. My aunt
had it and died back in the early seventies. I remember because my father would
not say anything other than she died of cancer. The sad thing was he didn’t even
learn she was sick until he heard of her death.
Back then if you had cancer of any
kind, people avoided you as if you had some type of plague for fear of catching
it.
Through the years, I’ve had other
family members who’ve faced breast cancer and have survived. My mother was told
that they found a lump and underwent surgery. Lucky for all of us, it was not cancer.
By sharing my own history, I hope
you can see that no matter whether we personally have the disease or not, it affects
our lives and the people we care for. Each person goes through a lot of emotion
when fighting cancer. That’s why I decided to use the pain of dealing with the disease
in the last book in my Executive Wives’ Club series, CEO’s Widow.
Marianne Clark is the matriarch of
group. She has watched as each woman recovers from the loss of her husband in the
fatal crash that killed all of their husbands. She’s supported them and considers
each of them a member of her family.

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About the Author

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the world
of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety
of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy
of being a woman into her books.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel
and play golf.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.
www.tinagayle.net

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

About the Author

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loved to escape into the
world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she
decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a
mother into her books.
Currently working on a series about four executive wives,
she is excited about combining elements of women fiction with the passion of
romance.     
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play
golf.  She can’t wait for Mike to retire
so they can do more of both.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her
website.

Interview with Tina Gayle

Why did you write
this book?
This is the last book in the Executive Wives’ Club series. I
started this series to show how important women are to women. Marianne has been
the glue that has keep these women together. She believes that her family and
friends are enough until she is told she might have breast cancer. Then she is
forced to realize that she may not have much of a life left.
Already in love with Knox, she decides she needs to grab
life by the balls and squeak out every ounce of pleasure she can. Now all she
has to do is face the future with strength and determination.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Romance. I fell in love with romantic stories at a young age
and can’t get enough. Doesn’t matter what subgenre, I need a romance to make a
story worth reading. The main reason, I believe is because I love the emotion
of loving someone. It is never easy.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I believe it is Romeo and Juliet. It goes to show how far we
will go to be with the one we love.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
Now, that I’ve finished the Executive Wives’ Club series. I
want to get back to my Family Tree series. The next book is Winter Wonders. It
is not an easy story because of the pain the main character is going through.
Learning to realize we can change certain events in our life is a difficult
pill to swallow especially if you are a psychic.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
After surviving the grief from her husband’s death, Marianne
Clark has built a new life with the help of the other Executive Wives. She
plans to enjoy grandchildren and friends until her doctor tells her he found a
lump in her breast. Her world turned upside down. She re-evaluates her
priorities and decides she grab hold of life with both hands.
Knox Turner lost is first wife to cancer. He’s determined
not to let Marianne face this challenge alone. 
Can this couple face the trails ahead and build a future
together?

About the Book

Title : CEO’s Widow
Genre : Contemporary romance with women’s fiction
elements.
Author : Tina Gayle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Fallen Leaves 
Tina Gayle author of Fallen Leaves answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loves to escape into the
world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety
of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy
of being a mother into her books.
She writes romance with strong women fiction elements as
well as a paranormal romantic mystery series called the Family Tree series.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to
travel and play golf.  She can’t wait for
Mike to retire so they can do more of both.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her
website.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Having grown up in the South, I enjoy Mexican food so
Unlimited Nachos are a treat or fajitas.
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
#mfrwauthor 
Describe the perfect vacation.
A sunny place where I can enjoy the great outdoors, play golf
and hike.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My Teddy Bear, Tommy, which I still have. He was always there
when I needed him.
What are your hobbies?
Playing golf, reading, gardening, hiking, and traveling to
new places.

About the Book

Title: Fallen Leaves
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Author: Tina Gayle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
As autumn comes to the Winston
estate in Ohio, Amber Harrison learns further lessons in her new position as
keeper for the spirits and ghosts who haunt the estate–and further lessons in
love, too. She and her love, Carter Miller, grapple with the fears and passions
of new love, while caught up in the storm of ancient family drama.
This is the second book in the
unfolding saga of the psychics and talents associated with the Winston estate,
a sheltered place where past, present, and future are woven into a single
dramatic tapestry of love and desire. The tale spans multiple generations,
multiple eras, and offers something special for all ages of reader. A sexy,
erotic winner, with an assortment of couples to appeal to most tastes.
Remember you can read the 1st
chapter of any of my books on my website.

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Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/428955

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