December 31, 2015

What's New Pussycat? #RLFblog Blog Opportunities for #Authors

RLF Blog 
Thank you for a great 2015! The Romance Lives Forever blog grew, and some wonderful features were added. For the year, there were 351 posts.

Social Media

The link between the blog and helped get out the word about blog posts. The paper is an online daily ezine, and this one posts to Twitter. The blog uses the hashtag #RLFblog, and you can click on Twubs to check its reach.

Triberr did a great job of sharing the news as well. Because of my followers, the tribemates I associate with, and their followers, RLF has a reach of over 3.5 million. The program works because it brings new readers, and reminds current ones of new material. It provides an average of 45 - 50 mentions on Twitter every day, and since each post has the guest author's Twitter handle in the title, that means the guest gets mentioned too.
Networked Blogs helped by posting automatically to Facebook. The blog goes to several pages, and is often shared. Did you know the blog has its own Facebook page? Come over and like the page, and then share the day's post, especially if you're one of the guests.

New Interviews

Click below to download one of our optional interviews. These are in rtf format, readable by any word processor. All are updated for 2016, and include a book cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. The purpose for these posts is to make readers aware of your book, and to help you make sales. You'll find full instructions inside each document.
A book release includes a brief questionnaire about the reason for writing the book, favorite genres, etc., and then segues into an introduction for the story.
Cover Love is the easiest post. It includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and author social media. It's also used as fill ins for unscheduled days. Feel free to send in your previous books to be used as space permits. Please use a new form for each book, and rename the form for the book.
This special form of advertising is available for a fee. Similar to a "Cover Love" feature, it also includes more info about the author and comes with extra perks such as a featured spot on the blog. Contact me for more info. Only two (2) are available per month.
An interview your character answers for him/herself. You pick 5-10 questions from an extensive list, and then provide book purchasing info at the end.
How will your hero measure up under the stresses in this interview? Is your hero an alpha male? You might enjoy seeing how he reacts to these.
Not just a female version of Stressing the Hero, this interview focuses on the female aspect. How well will your heroine handle herself?
You may write an article if you prefer. I suggest downloading the Cover Love interview so you know what other material to send.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5 per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be changed monthly.
RLF Gem Award 

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Request a date by clicking the Request a Date tab. Fill in the info, pick two dates, and I'll do my best to get you one of them.

RLF Gems

This popular feature happens on the first of each month. I post a listing of the top bloggers,
and send the top five a graphic to post on their websites or blogs. It's almost always the most visited page of the month, although I don't count it when listing which posts are the most popular. I want the credit to go to my wonderful guests. The top blogger each month gets a month of free ad space on the blog. The top blogger for the year gets a full year of ad space. The winner for December, and for 2015 will be announced Jan 1, 2016.

Thank you...

The blog has grown and changed in response to your requests, and I hope you've found it helpful. If there is something you'd like me to add or change, please let me know. Thank you for your support. It's been a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope to see you back soon.
Kayelle Allen


  1. Happy New Year 2016! Wishing you a year of great books.


  2. I'm looking forward to coming back in 2016. Happy New year!

  3. Shared and tweeted. Thanks for all your support, Kayelle. I wish you all the best in 2016!

  4. Kayelle - it's always a pleasure to visit with you here. Thanks for your support of romance and of all authors.

    All the best to you and your readers for a happy, healthy 2016!

  5. Happy New Year, Kayelle and Nicole. Here's wishing you both all the comforts you require, the abundance you desire and the success you deserve in 2016! Thank you for sharing your site and success with all of us all year long. Lifting up one, lifts all. xo

  6. Happy New Year, Kayelle - love your blog! :)

  7. Happy New Year to everyone! May 2016 be the best year yet for us all

  8. Happy New Year Kayelle! You and Nicole do a fabulous job. Love the blog. Thank you for all the support you give to authors and readers. All the best in 2016!

  9. Thanks for all you do for romance & romance authors, Kayelle. I'm looking forward to visiting at RLF in 2016. Happy New Year!

  10. These look like some really fun posts -- can't wait to see them. :) I hope everyone has a wonderful book-filled 2016!

  11. Happy New Year! Thank you for all of the opportunities RLF offers, and all the great authors I've been introduced to here!

  12. What fun ideas you have for helping other authors promote. Thank you for all you do and Happy New Year!!!

  13. Happy New Year. This is a great blog and I look forward to being part of it again!
    Best, Emily Mims

  14. Better late to the party than never! Always loved your site. I'll be in touch soon.


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