January 3, 2015

Hero's Bucket List: Naughty List @NaughtyLiterati #RLFblog

Naughty List 

Heroes from the Naughty List

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We have several heroes lined up today for you to know better.

About the Book

Title Naughty List: Thirteen Naughty Holiday Stories
Genre Erotic Romance Holiday Anthology
Author The Naughty Literati
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Naughty List: Thirteen Naughty Holiday Stories to warm up your winter. These tales by Naughty Literati authors range from heartwarming and sweet to scorching hot erotic, medieval to futuristic, humans to aliens and shape-shifters, vanilla committed couples to kinky ménage fun. Are you on the Naughty List?
Naughty List Table of Contents:
The NightWind's Visit by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Dear Santa…I Want A MAN For Christmas by Marianne Stephens
Prelude To A Most Unusual Marriage by Katherine Kingston
No Gentleman by Francesca Hawley
Jewel's Ménage Christmas by Berengaria Brown
Tune Me Up by Lainey-Jo Charles
On the Eighteenth of January, '78, or, A Night At Valley Forge by Regina Kammer
The Christmas Leopard by Lynne Connolly
Christmas Bad Girl by Trinity Blacio
How The Alien Stole Christmas by Belle Scarlett
Merry Christmas, Kitten by Nicole Austin
Viking in Tartan by Suz deMello
Holdin' On by Alexa Silver

Meet the Heroes

When someone dies, we say they "kicked the bucket." Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on became known as a "Bucket List." If you haven't made one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. First, each of you please tell us about yourself, then you can answer our "Bucket List" question: What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Name: Ardian Cree

Age: Roughly 500 years
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Somewhere in the Megaverse
Profession: Incubus
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I will never die because I am immortal but my lady can leave this world. Before she does I would like to take her to the farthest reaches of her world where no human has ever trod. This wild place must be as beautiful as she and as exotic as I. I want to take her there so she will know how unique and precious she is to me. When we have visited there, I would take her to the wilds of the north, wrap her tightly in my arms to keep her warm and we will make love under the shifting lights. I would have her get a glimpse of the joy that explodes in my soul when she is with me.
Author Name: Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Story Title: The NightWind's Visit

Name: Nick

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Kansas City
Profession: Engineer/creator of life-size man dolls
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
England...view "history" up close. Grand Cayman Islands - sun and great place to relax.
Author Name: Marianne Stephens
Story Title: Dear Santa: I Want a MAN for Christmas

Name: Richard Moreton, Earl of Chisenham

Age: mid-thirties
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Sussex, England
Profession: Earl
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Venice and Vienna are two cities that I missed when I made my grand tour when I was younger.
Author Name: Katherine Kingston
Story Title: Prelude to a Most Unusual Marriage

Name: Will Goldwolf

Age: 30-something
Gender: Male (wolf shapeshifter)
Birthplace: New York City
Profession: Saloon Owner
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I'd like to return to New York City to introduce my True Mate to my family. I'd also love to take a trip to San Francisco to see the Pacific Ocean.
Author Name: Francesca Hawley
Story Title: No Gentleman
Name: Oscar
Age: 30ish
Gender: Male
Birthplace: USA
Profession: Accountant
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Hawaii. Sun, sand, surf, and sexy women in small bikinis. A quiet cabin in the mountains alone with Donovan and Jewel.
Author Name: Berengaria Brown
Story Title: Jewel's Ménage Christmas

Name: Jason Grier

Age: 30ish
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Northern Alabama
Profession: Software Sales
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I've lived in Northern Alabama all my life. I do get to travel with my job, but I don't usually get to do any sightseeing. Alabama's southern border is the Gulf of Mexico, but I've never seen the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. I know Dani would like to go to Myrtle Beach sometime, but I think she's not thinking big enough. I want to take her to Hawaii on our honeymoon.
I know she's always wanted to see the Grand Canyon, and I've always wanted to see the Rocky Mountains (some people call them the "real" mountains compared to ours here). On our way to Hawaii, I'd love to stop in Arizona and Colorado and do some sightseeing before being on our way to paradise (my idea of paradise is keeping Dani in a bathing suit or nothing at all for at least a week).
Author Name: Lainey-Jo Charles
Story Title: Tune Me Up

Name: Barnabas

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Birthplace: New York
Profession: Infantryman of the 4th New York Regiment
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I'd really just like to see my home before I die. See my mother, my father, my sisters. Have a hot meal and sleep in a feather-down bed. But I hope to go home to a free New York, and I hope this damnable war ends soon. First, though, I'd like to march right into Philadelphia with my regiment and take it back from the British.
Author Name: Regina Kammer
Story Title: On the Eighteenth of January, '78; or, A Night At Valley Forge

Name: Fabrizio

Age: Ancient
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Italy
Profession: Archaeologist
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I have visited them all. My favorite place is the bedroom I share with Sandi and Gianni.
Author Name: Lynne Connolly
Story Title: The Christmas Leopard

Name: Gianni

Age: Ancient (shapeshifter)
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Italy
Profession: Archaeologist and mystic
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I have visited many. I would like a new shower room so all three of us can get into it! and I would like to take Sandi to my birthplace.
Author Name: Lynne Connolly
Story Title: The Christmas Leopard

Name: Hood

Age: 230
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Another planet
Profession: Clan leader future king
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I won't die we are immortal and I've visited most places.
Author Name: Trinity Blaico
Story Title: Christmas Bad Girl

Name: D'pal Blitzn

Age: 104 arans (38 in Earther years)
Gender: Alpha Male
Birthplace: Felconian royal palace
Profession: Physician, Felconian admiral, prince of Felcon
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
My Earther betrothed, Capt. Christie Trent, is where I most wish to be. Also, I hear DisneyUniverse on Pluto is nice.
Author Name: Belle Scarlett
Story Title: How the Alien Stole Christmas

Name: Kenyon Fort

Age: early 30's
Gender: Male liger
Birthplace: Texas Hill Country
Profession: Sex toy sales and design
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I've always wanted to visit the Serengeti, see the wild cats in their natural environment, run with them on the plains. Having been born and raised in Texas, I've seen snow but not much. I'd love to explore the Himalayan mountains and play in the snow as long as long as my mate's there to warm me up. Anywhere with Sirena is the most perfect place to me.
Author Name: Nicole Austin
Story Title: Merry Christmas, Kitten

Name: Erland Blodson

Age: mid-30s
Gender: Male
Birthplace: in the far north of Scandinavia
Profession: Viking warrior/vampire
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I would like to return to my lands in the far north. I miss the cold, long, dark winter nights...perfect for making love to my beautiful Scottish bride. Though I love our new home, Kilborn Castle, I would like to take my wife back to her birthplace, Kilbirnie Keep, on the Firth of Clyde, so she can visit her clan and family.
Author Name: Suz deMello
Story Title: Viking in Tartan

Name: Max

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Birthplace: L.A.
Profession: Rock star
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Antarctica, because I haven't been there before, and Ireland, since it is where my beloved's family is from.
Author Name: Alexa Silver
Story Title: Holdin' On

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Author Bio

The Naughty Literati are a group of Amazon bestselling authors who've come together to showcase their epic talents in stories filled with powerful eroticism and satisfying romance. Our tales range from heartwarming and sweet to scorching hot erotic, medieval to futuristic, humans to aliens and shape-shifters, vanilla committed couples to kinky ménage fun.

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January 2, 2015

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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January 1, 2015

RLF Gem Award: Top Bloggers 2014 Romance Lives Forever #RLFblog @LSB_lsbooks

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Top Blogger Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 31 day month. Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests.

The Top Blogger for December was Liquid Silver Books. In addition, they are the top bloggers for the year. Their stats were up to three times higher than any other guest on the blog in its history. They win a year of free cover advertising on the blog. The top blogger for each month wins a month of free advertising. This month's winner would be Liquid Silver Books as well, but since they garnered the top spot for the year, I am extending the free month to Diane Saxon, who was in second place. Congratulations to all of you!

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Judged by page views, the top bloggers are:

  1. Liquid Silver Books
  2. Diane Saxon
  3. Andrea Downing
  4. JoAnne Myers
  5. NJ Walters
 Honorable mention: Diana Cosby, Berengaria Brown

Top Twelve Bloggers for the Year

As with the bloggers of the month, these twelve bloggers and groups are listed in order of their page views.

  1. Liquid Silver Books - Publisher Week / December
  2. MFRW Founding Day (Marketing for Romance Writers) / October
  3. Boroughs Publishing - Publisher Week / September
  4. Anaiah Press - Publisher Week / June
  5. Daisy Banks / February
  6. Marilyn Baron / August
  7. Changeling Press - Publisher Week / April
  8. Kayelle Allen - Salute to Veteran Authors / November
  9. E Ayers / July
  10. Vicki Batman / March
  11. JD Faver / January
  12. Kayelle Allen - Report from Outlantacon / May

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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:
Anita Philmar, Brita Addams, Christine Ashworth, Christy Effinger, Heather Hiestand, Jennifer Hayward, Jennifer Young, Kate Moore, LA Sartor, Lauren Linwood, Leslie Lynch, MJ Schiller, Naughty Literati, Rebecca Cohen