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RLF Gem Top Blogger Award
RLF Gem Top Blogger Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 30 day month. Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests. We had a unique event on November 11th — Veteran’s Day. RLF’s annual
Salute to Author Veterans pulled in the lion’s share of views for the month.
Because that features so many authors, I’m listing that as the top spot for the
month, but listing the next person in line as the top blogger for the month.
The Top Blogger was Emerald. She wins a month of free cover adveritising on the blog.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
  1. Salute to Author Veterans (listed below)
  2. Emerald
  3. MJ Schiller
  4. Xavier
    Axelson
  5. Jenna Ives
Honorable mention: Jacquie Biggar, Red L Jameson

Salute to Author Veterans List

Anne Ashby, Allegra Gray,
Ann Victor, Ashley Ladd, Beverly Ovalle, Bob Mayer, CK Crouch, Delilah Devlin, Denise
Patrick, Diana Cosby, Eliza Gayle, Elizabeth Ashtree, Ella Quinn, Elle James, Gail
Hart, Geri Krotow, Heather Ashby, Heather McLachlan, Isis Rushdan, Jeane Westin,
Jennifer France, Jessica Scott, Jo Ann Brown, Joyce Adams, Kathleen Toomey Jabs,
Kayelle Allen, Lacey Falcone, Lindsay McKenna (aka Eileen Nauman), Lisa Carlisle,
Lisa Cordeiro, Loni Lynne, Lori Avocato, Mahalia Levey, Misty MacRae, Myla Jackson,
Nancy J. Parra, Rochelle Weber, Rogenna Brewer, Rue Allyn, Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter,
Sapphire Phelan, SE Babin, Stacy McKitrick, Susan Ann Wall, Suzie Quint, Teresa
D’Amario, Terry Irene Blain, Tracey Cramer-Kelly, Wayne Greenough, William Maltese
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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
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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:

Beverly Ovalle, Dariel Raye, Denise Rossetti, DP Denman, JC
McKenzie, JM Stewart, JoAnne Myers, Kacey Hammell, Kayelle Allen, Keira Andrews,
Kelley Heckart, Kris Bock, Mary J. McCoy-Dressel, Mary Quast, Nancy Corrigan, Naomi
Bellina, NN Light, Penny Estelle, Rachel Leigh Smith, Tina Gayle
Lily 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Xavier Axelson.
What were you like when
you were in school?
Courtney Shane from Jawbreaker
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Stay inside, I hate being cold.
What is your favorite
quote?
Pressure makes diamonds.
What was your favorite
book as a child?
Watership Down
If you’re on Twitter,
what’s your favorite hashtag to watch?
#writerwednesday

About the Book

Title Lily
Genre Paranoral/Horror Romance
Author Xavier Axelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
What does one say when they realize their child is gone? Better
yet, what does one say when that child returns, but is different?
This is the question Pryor must ask himself after his daughter,
Lily, is dragged into the woods by a wolf and her body is never found. It isn’t
until he sees a wolf in the woods with eyes that resemble Lily’s that he feels hope.
And then something is whispered from deep within the woods, a promise for him to
see Lily again.
One day…
But which day and for how long?
And then Pryor meets Ned, a silversmith who brings out desires
that Pryor hasn’t felt in years and helps him hatch a plan to keep Lily with him.
Now the question isn’t about how much time Pryor will have with
Lily, it’s about how far he’ll go to keep her with him.

Buy This Book

Seventh Window Publications

Author Social Media

Xavier Axelson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book!
Title: Velvet
Publisher: Seventh Window
Genre: Historical, Gay Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher: Seventh Window Publications
Cover artist: Ken Harrison
Length: 253 Pages
Heat rating: Scorching
Tagline: Nothing is more dangerous than Velvet.
Blurb:
The first novel from Xavier Axelson is set against a
backdrop of decadence, privilege, and intrigue. Virago, the royal tailor, makes
a discovery that will test the bonds of brotherhood, unravel the forbidden
secrets of his heart, and threaten the very fabric of his existence.
In a land where cruelty is disguised as allegiance, loyalty
is masked by obligation, and the laws of sumptuary govern the people, nothing
is more dangerous than Velvet.
Buy links:

What are your main
characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Virago/Tailor/22
Seton/Musician/22
Duir/King/21
Sylvain/Animal Trainer/20

Interview

What is the most
important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started
writing?
I now give my mind the
permission to relax between books; this gives my imagination and spirit time to
recharge and rest.
What websites do you visit
daily?
Twitter, Facebook, and
Youtube
If you could change something
about your first book, what would it be?
The title.
What do you enjoy most
about life?
The ability to write
and share my work is a gift. I truly find writing to be a great joy.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Write more.
What does
“balance” mean to you as a writer?
It means finding time
everyday to write but also reaching a place where you can shut your writer off
and enjoy nature, family, friends and good food.
What kind of books do
you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I love 1940’s-!960’s
British literature.
Imagine you get to go
on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it
starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and
where will you go?
I’d take a pad, a fine
tip pen and worry about the rest when I got there. I’d go directly to Stockholm, Sweden.
What is your favorite
holiday and why?
I really love St.
Patty’s Day. I love celebrating the Irish part of me, or maybe its because I
love Guinness and corned beef.
If your life became a
movie, who would you want to play you?
Cary Grant
If you were a color,
what color would you be?
Red
Which statement is
more like you:
“I am a vacation
spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries
in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible.”

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with everything
on it.
I’m always ready for what’s
next.
When I’m alone, I listen
to audiobooks.

Previous Books

Xavier Axelson
Lily
Cravings (Part of the First Time Dead 3 Anthology)
Menage (Print Collection)
Earthly Concerns
Dutch’s Boy
The Incident
The Birches
A Valentine for Evrain (Part of the Never Say Never
Anthology)
Christmas Eve at The Powers That Be Cafe
Books Coming Soon
Sons of Orion (Part of the Tricks of the Trade Anthology)

Find Me Here

Velvet.

Xavier Axelson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book, Velvet.

Genre: Historical, MM, Erotic Romance
Buy links:
Publisher: Seventh Window Publications
Cover artist: Ken Harrison
Length: 253 Pages
Heat rating: Scorching
Tagline: Nothing is more dangerous than Velvet.
Blurb:
The first novel from Xavier Axelson is set against a
backdrop of decadence, privilege, and intrigue. Virago, the royal tailor, makes
a discovery that will test the bonds of brotherhood, unravel the forbidden
secrets of his heart, and threaten the very fabric of his existence.
In a land where cruelty is disguised as allegiance, loyalty
is masked by obligation, and the laws of sumptuary govern the people, nothing
is more dangerous than Velvet.
What are your main
characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Virago/Tailor/22
Seton/Musician/22
Duir/King/21
Sylvain/Animal Trainer/20

Interview

What is the most
important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started
writing?
I now give my mind the
permission to relax between books; this gives my imagination and spirit time to
recharge and rest.
What websites do you visit
daily?
Twitter, Facebook, and
Youtube
If you could change something
about your first book, what would it be?
The title.
What do you enjoy most
about life?
The ability to write
and share my work is a gift. I truly find writing to be a great joy.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Lily
Write more.
What does
“balance” mean to you as a writer?
It means finding time
everyday to write but also reaching a place where you can shut your writer off
and enjoy nature, family, friends and good food.
What kind of books do
you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I love 1940’s-!960’s
British literature.
Imagine you get to go
on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it
starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and
where will you go?
I’d take a pad, a fine
tip pen and worry about the rest when I got there. I’d go directly to
Stockholm, Sweden.
What is your favorite
holiday and why?
I really love St.
Patty’s Day. I love celebrating the Irish part of me, or maybe its because I
love Guinness and corned beef.
If your life became a
movie, who would you want to play you?
Cary Grant
If you were a color,
what color would you be?
Red
Which statement is
more like you:
“I am a vacation
spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries
in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible.”

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with everything
on it.
I’m always ready for what’s
next.
When I’m alone, I listen
to audiobooks.

Find Me Here

Other
sites: http://examiner.com/fringe-artists-in-los-angeles/francis-xavier

Today is pizza day at Romance Lives Forever. When I interview authors, I like to ask everyone what they like on pizza. I also ask every interviewee to ask whatever question they wish I’d asked, and then answer it. Some day I’ll post those, but for now, fire up the oven, lay out a tasty crust, spread it with tomato or white sauce, and get out the cheese. If you need ideas for more — here’s a list. Oh, and I’d stock up on the pepperoni if you plan to have an author over for dinner (especially me). All these authors have interviewed here over the last year. To read their original posts, click their name in the labels at the bottom of this entry.

Enjoy the yum…

Karen Cote’
I love pizza with pepperoni and pineapple. BBQ chicken pizza. Ooh, buffalo
wing pizza! Great, now I’ve got a craving for dinner tonight
.
Christi Barth
I love pizza with No one…coz when that doorbell rings and that pizza guy delivers that pie,
I want nobody encroaching on my pepperoni
. (Character Lily Delaney from Erotic Deception)
Karen Cote’
Camelia M. Skiba
I love pizza with spinach, broccoli, and artichokes. And no
cheese, cuz I’m weird
.
TC Blue
I love pizza with feta and
spinach and good company and cheer
.
Eugie Foster
I love pizza
with candlelight and Saurian brandy.
Moxie Magnus
I love pizza with pepperoni, onions, olives and ranch crust.
Kage Alan
Xavier Axelson
I love pizza with ham or bacon. (Character Major
David Hunt from A World Apart)
Camelia M. Skiba
Moxie Magnus
I love pizza with extra
cheese and good company
.
Lee Martindale
I love pizza with meatballs. I like everything with meatballs!
Xavier Axelson
I love pizza with pineapple.
Paul Bright
J E Taylor
Jason Aaron Baca
(cover model)
I love pizza with mushrooms and lots of pepperoni.
Angelia Sparrow
Kayelle Allen
I love pizza with anchovies, linguica, and a side of blue
cheese.
Jason Aaron Baca
I love pizza with lots of cheese.
Vonnie Davis
I love pizza with pepperoni.
Linda McMaken
I love pizza with pepperoni, pepperoni and some added pepperoni.
Bruce Jenvey
Kayelle Allen
RLF Gems. 

I’m pleased to report the status for March 2012 for the RLF blog. Winners this month topped the highest hits we’ve had since the blog began. This is in part due to Triberr, which helps deliver blog content to Twitter, and to the various networking apps such as Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, and Google Friend Connect. But the two top reasons for the success of these posts is good content, and the efforts of the guest blogger to share the site with others. For that, I’m grateful.

Here are the top five posts, in order of total hits. Click the link to visit the post.

1. Jason Aaron Baca – Interview
https://rlfblog.com/interview-with-cover-model-jason-aaron/

2. Paul Bright – Outlantacon Interview
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2012/03/paul-bright-interview-outlantacon.html

3. LM Brown – Blogging, a New Form of Self-Imposed Torture
https://rlfblog.com/?p=1732

4. Kage Alan – Outlantacon Interview
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-with-kage-alan-outlantacon.html

5. Xavier Axelson – Character Interview (3rd time Xavier has been on the top hit list!)
https://rlfblog.com/character-interview-with-anson-fro/

Not including myself, authors this month (in alphabetical order by first name) were; Aubrie Dionne, Blaine D Arden, Camelia M Skiba, CR Moss, DC McMillen, Dev Bentham, Jane Toombs, JoAnne Kenrick, June Kramin, Lila Munro, Margay Leah Justice, Mary Wilson, Pauline Allan, Perry Martin, Sabrina Pandora, Skye Warren, and Stephanie Burkhart.  
My sincere thanks to each guest who blogged this month. I enjoyed hosting you, and hope you’ll come back when you have a new book or other info to share.  Thank you to those who have made RLF a new place to hang out and discover new books and new authors.

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