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Tag Archives: Yoshiyuki Ly

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanBe sure to read What is RLF? Romance Lives Forever and discover great new opportunities for authors and readers.

Top Blogger for this month is NJ Walters. Top Blogger of 2017 was Vicki Batman, who won a year of free advertising for 2018.

Top Blogger NJ Walters

The top bloggers are judged by page visits. Congratulations!
Other authors in order by page visits are:
Linda Rae Sande and Veronica Scott

Honorable Mention: Lyndell Williams and Laura Strickland.

Top Blogger of 2018: Brenda Sparks

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatman As I looked at this list of names, I wondered if people would think I was only giving out this award to friends. That’s true, partially. Each has become a friend over the last year or has been for a long time. Hosting this site gives me a unique opportunity to get to know many authors. But the statistics speak for themselves. When I pulled year long stats from the backside of the blog, these were the names that floated to the top.

Brenda Sparks made the list as top blogger due to having the most page views throughout the entire year. She also promoted the blog itself. I was tickled when I looked at the stats and saw her name right at the top, because in my mind, she certainly deserved the appause. Please do visit her post and check out her book, Alpha Pair. Brenda wins a year of cover ads on RLF.

Alpha Pair (The Alpha Council Chronicles) by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNR

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Below are the titles and links to the top ten posts of the year. There are some interesting statistics I’d like to point out.

Of these, two were from the Cancer Awareness series (Vicki Batman and Iris Blobel). Four were paranormal romance. Four were historical. Two fantasy, and two were LGBT. If these don’t add up to ten it’s because some posts covered more than one genre. I invite you to click and visit each of these. They will be well worth your time.

Is It True: Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNR

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer

Lady of the Nile by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #paranormal

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #Historical #Romance

Is It True: Mystic by Gabi Stevens @GabiStevens #RLFblog #urbanfantasy

Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romance

Five vampire myths busted. One Knight Stand by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #PNR

Bucket list of Sarah Birch from A Little Elfy in Big Trouble @BarbCaffrey #RLFblog #YA #Fantasy

Be #Canceraware #Cancer doesn’t discriminate – with Iris Blobel @_iris_b #RLFblog

Unreal Love in the Real World Adriana Kraft @AdrianaKraft #RLFblog #MFRWAuthor #LGBT

Top Chatters for 2018

#Romance Lives Forever on #RLFblog Meet the top bloggers @NJWaltersauthor @Brenda_Sparks @VickiBatmanThe person who gets the most comments is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This year’s winner is Vicki Batman. This is not a surprise. Every time Vicki visits RLF she takes home either the top blogger or top chatter award and she was last year’s recipent of top blogger of the year.

Fighting Cancer: The Road We Traveled @vickibatman Vicki Batman #AttackingCancer #Cancer

Other top chatters were Sheri Humphries, Alina K Field, Linda O’Connor, and Paula Millhouse.


Readers bookmark the blog and come back every day for good books. On Fridays, every book we offer is free. Look for the #FreeBookFriday hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.

Authors, do you offer subscribers a free book for signing up to your newsletter? Do you have a permafree book or a book on KindleUnlimited? Here’s your chance to reach new readers. Romance Lives Forever now offers a free book section. #FreeBookFriday will offer 5 books each week all year long. Each week, 4 spots will be free.

How do you take part? It’s easy. All you need to send is the cover, a blurb, and a link to get your book. When you sign up, your confirmation form will have a link to add your book info.

When someone clicks the link you provide, they’ll be taken directly to your site. You’ll have the double opt in that newsletter services require. No worrying about adding a list downloaded from another place. You’ll get subscribers directly. Easy peasy.

There’s a 5th paid spot for $5. It comes with a week-long cover ad spot on the front page (upper right corner). Your free book will also get a pinned spot on the RLF Facebook page, and a cover spot on the RLF #FreeBookFriday Pinterest board.

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Be a Guest Author

Romance Lives Forever uses Signup Genius to schedule guests. The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available each day. Once you choose a date, no one else will be able to take it. You can sign up for more than one visit; however, each visit must be in a different month.

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I recommend Blasty. When you use it, please mark Romance Lives Forever as a legal site. Thank you!

#Romance Lives Forever @SayaraStClair @JessicaCale #RLFblogMay 2017 marked the first month on the new WordPress site. Because the feed into Triberr stayed the same, the number of viewers did not decrease. In fact, I linked to a few more tribes that feature the romance genre, which gave RLF an expanded reach and views were up all around. Sincere thanks to Dee Owens at Personalized Marketing Inc for her hard work at making this blog look awesome and work so perfectly.

Three of the top four posts were blog related, including our special RLFblog Day One post titled Discover Authors and Books with RLFblog, RLFblog Moving Day, and the monthly RLF Gems. I did not count them among the top bloggers because all those awards would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Saraya St Clair, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

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 cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Saraya St Clair
2. Kristina Knight
3. Laura Strickland
4. Rainy Kay
5. Yoshiyuki Ly
Honorable mention: Alina K Field, Livia Quinn

Top Blogger Saraya St Clair

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Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @SayaraStClair @JessicaCale #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest must have five or more comments. There can be up to three winners.
This month’s winners are:

Jessica Cale
Zrinka Jelic

Not only does RLF post automatically to Triberr with a reach of several million, each post is also featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest board as well as on Facebook.
When you like and share the posts it increases the reach. Thank you for sharing with your readers and friends!

Be a Guest Author

Romance Lives Forever uses Signup Genius to schedule guests. The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available each day. Once you choose a date, no one else will be able to take it. You can sign up for more than one visit; however, each visit must be in a different month.

May – June
July – September
October – December

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:
Adele Downs, Anne Kane, Ashley York, Cailin Briste, Dana Littlejohn, Jessie Clever, Jude Knight, Kate Hill, Kayelle Allen, Kris Bock, Liz Adams, Liza O’Connor, Ruth Kaufman, Shari Elder, Stacey E Bryan, Susana Ellis, Tina Donahue, Valerie Ullmer

Personal request: If you are a guest and you use Blasty to take down pirates, please whitelist this site. Thank you!

Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romanceWelcome Yoshiyuki Ly author of Venus and Lysander, a new Historical Romance.

Why did you write this book?

LGBT historical romances typically focus on forbidden relationships. I decided to add fantasy elements and a made-up setting to mostly distance myself from that reality. It’s a fresh take on that type of era along with some social commentary so as to not make it completely unrealistic.

What is your favorite genre to read?


Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Noah from Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx. He goes through many hardships as a refugee in a foreign city. I admire his muted tenacity as he pushes on.

What are you working on at the moment?

A distant follow-up to Venus and Lysander that wraps up the plot I’ve built up in this world. It’s a romance with fantasy elements, but set in a more contemporary time period.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully the one I mentioned above.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre: Historical romance/fantasy.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R.

Living as a nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment. Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires. Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress.

Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is all they can count on to survive.

Solstice Publishing

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Yoshiyuki Ly was born in San Diego, CA. She lived there until moving away to college. In high school, she began writing fanfiction as a serious hobby. Her pen name represents her multiracial heritage and a unique, diverse outlook that reflects in her work. She is a writer and a gamer.

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