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 Descoteau
3. Patricia Yager Delagrange
3. EmKay Connor
4. Synithia Williams
4. Gemma K Murray
4. John Quinlan (fitness model)
5. Tara Lain
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