|Cancer Awareness Week|
In October, RLF celebrated Cancer Awareness Week. Authors who have faced cancer either in themselves, or a family member were invited to share stories. 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 read about in this series.
I presented the posts as an opportunity for the authors to share their real life stories, as well as their fictional ones. Here is the full list of posts in the order they were presented.
#Cancer Awareness: It Affects All @AuthorTinaGayle CEO's Widow #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-gayle.html
#Cancer Awareness: The Nad Punch @jordankrose Her Vampire's Promise #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-rose.html
#Cancer Awareness: Lifted to the Light @AliceOrrBooks #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-orr.html
#Cancer Awareness: No History, No Warning @ShieldsAlly #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-shields.html
#Cancer Awareness: To Do: Fight @VickiBatman #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-batman.html
#Cancer Awareness: No Promises @marjoriebelson #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-belson.html
#Cancer Awareness: Have No Fear @CCMacKenzie1 #RLFblog http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2015/10/caw-ccm.html
The Top Blogger for October was Paula Millhouse. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.
About Paula Millhouse
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/paulamillhousefans
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006991RF8
Top Five Bloggers for the Month
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 page views. Congratulations to each one!
1 Paula Millhouse
2 Vicki Batman
3 LA Remenicky
4 Marjorie Belson
5 NJ Walters
Honorable mention: One Stop for Writers, and MFRW Founding Day
Top Chatters for the Month
Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author's).
1 Paula Millhouse
2 Vicki Batman
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger's FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there's a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over 3.5M 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 Paper.li ezine features only guest authors, and the day's guest is on its front page every day.
New for 2015
Each post will be featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/
Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever
Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3 per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be changed monthly.
RLFblog Admin - Nicole Morgan
Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: firstname.lastname@example.org We both receive email sent here. You don't have to join a group or do anything special. This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.
Sign Up for a Future Post
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Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf_dates
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: Alice Orr, Ally Shields, Ani Gonzalez, Candy Starr, CC MacKenzie, Freya Lange, GE Taylor, Guy Ogan, Heather Boyd, Jordan K Rose, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, KC Klein, MS Kaye, Olivia Night, Regina Kammer, Teresa Reasor, Tina Donahue, Tina Gayle, Villette Snowe