October 31, 2014

MFRW Founding Day 2014 @MFRW_ORG #RLFblog #MFRWauthor

#MFRWorg 
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.
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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. 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. Feature your book in our award-winning newsletter.
If you have questions about marketing your books, join us. The MFRW motto is "seek, teach, share, learn, succeed." Services and membership are free.
MFRW was founded October 31, 2006 by Kayelle Allen, who heads the group to this day, guiding its direction and overseeing the numerous volunteer staff members that help it run.

MFRW Staff Volunteers

Barbara Donlon Bradley
Catrina Burton
Emerald
Jeanne Barrack
Mari A Christie
Mona Karel
Nicole Morgan
Paloma Beck
Rebekah R Ganiere
Rochelle Weber
Tina Gayle
Former staff
Jeannie Lin
Karen Coté
Kasey Lane
Kristyn Phipps
Lisa Edwards
RJ Garside
Sarah Cass

Member Benefits

Marketing for Romance Writers online

Where to sign up for promo:
Follow us. We follow back!
Twitter http://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG #MFRWauthor #MFRWorg #MFRWhooks #MFRWhop (FYI #MFRW = Maryland Federal Republican Women) so be sure to add org, author, hooks, hop, etc. to help us find your tweets
We're also found here:
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(even if you're not on Pinterest)
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Our members blog and promote here:
MFRW Marketing Blog http://mfrw.blogspot.com
...soon to be adding a learning blog in Wordpress
MFRW Bloghop Start Page http://is.gd/mfrwave
MFRW Bloghoppers (Author workgroup) http://facebook.com/groups/mfrwbloghoppers/

Founding members

Amanda Young, Barbara Karmazin, Dee S Knight, Janet Elizabeth Jones, Kayelle Allen, Laura Baumbach, Lisa Andel, Rae Monet, Sheila Eskew, Shelley Munro, Sienna Black, Tina Holland

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers. She is a multi-published, award-winning author, owner of The Author's Secret, an author support company, and the blog Romance Lives Forever. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary characters, futuristic immortals, covert agents, and warriors who purr.
Unstoppable heroes, Uncompromising love, Unforgettable passion
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October 30, 2014

Classical Romance for the 21st Century @TarahScott #RLFblog #Historical

Lord Grayson's Bride 
Meet author Tarah Scott, historical romance author. This award winner cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.

Lord Grayson's Bride

A Scrolls of Cridhe novella
She can't allow his love for her to destroy him...
When Nicholas Spencer, Earl of Grayson, returns to claim the woman he loves, Lady Josephine Knightly isn't willing to forgive him for abandoning her six years ago. But neither can she resist the man he's become.
Two days after Josephine signs the marriage contract she discovers a nasty secret that will destroy her family. The only way to protect them—to protect the only man she's ever loved—is to disappear...or die.
Nicholas won't make the same mistake twice and let Josephine Knightly go. She loves him. He felt it in their one kiss before he left, and in the single kiss she allowed since his return. But she's doing everything in her power to sabotage the marriage even before it's begun. Nicholas doesn't care. If Hell is where he must live to have her, then she must stand by his side in the fire.
Lord Grayson's Bride is part of The Scrolls of Cridhe: Volume 1, Highland Winds bundle. These are seven brand new Scottish romance novellas by seven best selling authors. The bundle will be available for preorder November 1 and will release November 17 for the introductory price of $2.99.

The Highlander's Improper Wife

The Highlander's Improper Wife 
A proper young lady should never attend a Masque...Aphrodite is no lady.
Betrothal to the callous Lord Blackhall painted a future devoid of love. Upon his death, Lady Caroline Wilmont is promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to allow her first taste of desire to be at the hands of a man who would rather have any woman but her. This, her last night of freedom, is to be a memory of lust that she can take with her throughout her loveless marriage. As Aphrodite, Caroline attends a masque determined to find a man to initiate her into the intimacies of erotic love.
Taran Robertson, Viscount of Blackhall, makes no secret that he despises his obligation to marry the Sassenach heiress chosen for him by his father. As a last foray before his wedding, he attends a masque. However, the spirited vixen he meets and seduces has secrets...secrets that just may reveal he's to have an improper wife.
The Highlander's Improper Wife will release November 17 for the introductory price of $2.99

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October 29, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Mel Curtis Author of Breaking the Rules #RLFblog #contemporary

Breaking The Rules  
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Melinda Curtis.

What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
Chicken, apple, walnut, gorgonzola salad.
Who is your "book boyfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
My latest preoccupation is with Cyrus Jones from The Hot Zone (Jayne Castle). Take some sexy, add some paranormal and I'm in!
What were you like when you were in school?
Will my kids read this? I should probably talk about elementary school. I was a model student, of course.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
I'm inside, drinking wine in front of the fire and reading a good book.
What is your favorite quote?
"Don't strive for perfection when good will do." As a writer, you try to write fresh, but sometimes it's okay to type 'he said.'

About the Book

To say Jack and Vivian Gordon's marriage has been rocky would be an understatement. The Gordons have been on a roller coaster of love and lust, but can't seem to get on the same page at the same time. This power couple needs a time-out to find their happily ever after. And life coach to Hollywood's rich and powerful, Cora Rule, has just the solution – have the couple sign their divorce papers in a safe room…and lock them inside.

Excerpt:

Vivian Gordon had a problem.
A six-foot-two-inch hunk of a problem.
Sex with Jack hadn't solved the problem. Marrying him hadn't solved the problem. Leaving him hadn't solved the problem.
The problem was that Viv loved her husband, but Jack didn't love her.
It wasn't as if Jack was incapable of love, as some of Hollywood moguls seemed to be. No, Jack had passion aplenty, but it was for the NBA team he owned, the L.A. Flash, not for a woman. Not for Viv.
Viv watched Jack swim his daily laps with strong, commanding strokes. Heaven forbid Jack didn't get his laps in. If he didn't, he was the biggest shit.
Her Gianvito Rossi black suede lace up heels clicked slowly across the white marble tile as she approached the patio doors in the house they'd once shared. Her cadence was one of a doomed prisoner being shown the open door of the gas chamber.
This is the end.
And she'd chosen the execution date.

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Mel Curtis

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October 29-November 4, 2014. Amber Rules is Book 1 in the series. There are three books currently out in the series, plus 2 novellas. Link:
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About the Author

Melinda Curtis is an award winning, USA Today recommended, Amazon best selling author. She writes independently published, steamy Hollywood Rules series as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: "Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter." Melinda also writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: "Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf".

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October 28, 2014

Cover Love The Artist's Inheritance Juli D Revezzo @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #Magic

The Artist's Inheritance 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is The Artist's Inheritance.

The balance between good and evil can be an art... or a curse.
Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor's art. Until Trevor inherits his brother's house, and with it, his part of an old Welsh family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.

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October 27, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Barbara White Daille @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #Contemporary

The Sheriff's Son 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Barbara White Daille.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Stay inside. Preferably on the couch with a good book, snuggled beneath an afghan and/or close to a crackling fire in the fireplace (if I had one). Oh—and with a tray of hot chocolate and cookies by my side.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Wow, is this a tough question. I would have trouble picking a favorite series, let alone a favorite book. Really, there were so many….
But I'll take a stab at what's bringing back fond memories at this very moment—and that would be Harriet the Spy.
I connected with Harriet because, like me, she always knew she was going to be a writer. And I loved getting a peek into her notebook filled with observations about her life and all the quirky characters she ran into.
What were you like when you were in school?
Shy, quiet, introverted, and with my nose usually stuck in a book. Pretty much the way I am now.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Since my hero's a deputy sheriff and I would be channeling my heroine, the ringtone would be an oldie but goodie: I Fought the Law.
Remember that one?
Three-quarters of the lyrics are "I fought the law and the law won." And since you know I write romance, it's probably not giving anything away to say that…eventually…Deputy Sheriff Tanner does win Sarah's heart.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
No-brainer on this one! My favorite dish is Alaskan King Crab Legs with plenty of hot melted butter.
Because they're on the pricey side, I tie them into a "reward" for hitting an important milestone, which usually means turning in the manuscript for the next book…or the sale of a new book…or the release of the latest book. As The Sheriff's Son had already been out in print and has just been re-released for the first time in e-book format, I figured that entitles me to celebrate this book twice!

About the Book

Title The Sheriff's Son
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Name Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
The Sheriff's Son
Why Is Tanner Jones Back In Town?
Seven-year-old Kevin has been a handful for single mom Sarah Lindstrom, and when the new sheriff walks through her door holding her son by the scruff of his neck for egging his car, she knows she's lost control. But can she control herself—and keep the secret she's kept for so many years?
Tanner Jones has no idea Kevin is his son—he lost the right to that information when he abandoned Sarah soon after graduation. Just because he's back in town doesn't mean he can waltz into her life—and Kevin's—to pick up where they left off. But Sarah can't deny the feelings she still harbors for Tanner, and can't deny how her son is benefiting from his attentions.
When Tanner finds out the truth, what is he going to do?

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October 26, 2014

Cover Love: Knights of Stone by Lisa Carlisle @LisaCBooks #RLFblog #PNR

Knights of Stone 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Knights of Stone.

About the Book

Title Knights of Stone
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Author Lisa Carlisle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Blurb

Gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle's territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows.
For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she's a visitor from another island. When he discovers she's one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden.
Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all.
This novella was originally released as part of the USA Today bestselling Highland Shifters paranormal romance boxed set.

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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Carlisle/e/B009C7T8L4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1413828281&sr=8-1

October 25, 2014

Cover Love: Deputy's Bride by Anita Philmar @anitaphilmar #RLFblog #historical

Deputy's Bride 
Genre: historical, western, erotic, romance
Author Anita Philmar
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Deputy's Bride.

About the Book

Deputy's Bride is an erotic, historical western that is a stand-alone story with a satisfying HEA. Texas Deputy Bo Kildare is looking for a special kind of lady, one that is willing to meet his special requirements. No sweet little virgin will do, he wants a woman who knows how to please a man, perhaps two.
Recently widowed, Sarah Elizabeth Foster-LaFever has lived in the public eye for the last few years and wants out. Her reputation as Micah LaFever's wife has left her penniless and without many viable options until Bo comes calling. Now, she believes she found the perfect man until her past rears its ugly head.
Can murder and corrupt dealings keep these two lovers from making it to the altar?

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Release date is Oct. 31. Now available for Pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords

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October 24, 2014

Cover Love: A Romance for Christmas @kayelleallen #RLFblog #holiday

A Romance for Christmas 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is A Romance for Christmas.

A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It's Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

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Available in print soon

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers. She is a multi-published, award-winning author, and the owner of The Author's Secret, an author support company. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary characters, futuristic immortals, covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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Unstoppable Heroes Blog http://kayelleallen.com/blog

October 23, 2014

Cover Love The Boyfriend Sessions Belinda Williams @bwilliamsbooks #RLFblog #contemporary

The Boyfriend Sessions 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is The Boyfriend Sessions by Belinda Williams.

Please take your seats. The journey to happiness may involve some turbulence.
Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.
Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she's a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate.
With her girlfriends along for the ride, Christa commits to their radical plan and the chances of recovery look good. The only problem is Max Spencer. The one guy Christa—and her friends—never expected her to fall for. But he's proving to be a temptation she may not have the willpower to resist…
For a shot at happiness, is being with Max worth betraying her friends? And will Christa have the strength to trust her heart when her colorful relationship history comes back to haunt her?
It might just be enough to make a poor girl leave the country (again).

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Website and blog: www.belindawilliamsbooks.com

October 22, 2014

Cover Love: Wystan by Allison Merritt @allison_merritt #RLFblog #PNR

Wystan 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Wystan (The Heckmasters) by Allison Merritt.
Genre paranormal romance
Pubisher: Samhain Publishing
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Her search for safety lands her in a totally new kind of danger.
Certain that an ad for a job in a small New Mexico Territory town is the answer to her prayers, Nebraska schoolteacher Rhia Duke packs her sister into a rickety wagon and heads west.
Except when they reach the near-deserted town, she learns the truth. There is no job, no future, and no welcome in the bleak blue eyes of the handsome sheriff.
The minute Rhia's runaway team thunders into town, Wystan Heckmaster feels the change in the air. One of three sons of a demon who dared love a human, he keeps watch over a Pit guarded by seven seals, and slays any Hellbound demon that attempts to free the master imprisoned within.
With a gut full of regret and a forgotten town filled with reformed demons, Wystan is certain of one thing: he can't be the man Rhia needs. But when the truth behind Rhia's flight from Nebraska comes to light, Wystan must open his soul—and pray there's enough love between them to overcome the darkness rising from the Pit.
Warning: Contains a take-no-prisoners sheriff, a woman who can't outrun her supernatural secrets, and a dusty town where hope is as thin as dust in the wind. Author recommends keeping a glass of cool spring water at your elbow while reading.

About the Author

A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she's not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.
Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that's gathering dust after it was determined that she's better at writing fluff than hard news.

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