May 16, 2017

RLFblog is Saying Good-bye Blogspot, Hello Wordpress #RLFblog #authors

This is the last day of posts on the old Romance Lives Forever blog site.

It's been home since 2009 and a wonderful place to learn about authors and new books. There have been well over 1500 posts and untold number of readers. I look forward to visiting every day. 

As of tomorrow, May 17, 2017, the hashtag #RLFblog is moving to its new location on the Wordpress platform. I'd love for you to come over, follow the blog via RSS, email or social media.

The new site allows easier navigation, better interface with social media, and enhanced features on the back end. On Blogspot, if I want to change something about a keyword that's been used on several posts, I must go to each individual post. On Wordpress, I simply go to the list of keywords, change it once and it changes on all the posts at once. There are many other features, best of which is that I own the domain name and I can decide what to host, what to share, and how to share it.

The new site permits a dropdown menu with subheadings. If I want to see what books are in the Military Romance category, I can point to the word Romance at the top, and a dropdown menu shows up. I can then choose Military from the list. But surprise! When I point to Military, it shows a sub-category of its own: SEALs. The same way in Paranormal, where it shows Ghost and Shapeshifter. There's also an enhanced search feature at the top left of each page. Entering a book title or an author name will bring up every mention of it on the site. Come try it out!

Authors - come see the new site

Authors, be sure to sign up on the new site for a spot on the blog. All posts on this site with active books were moved to the new site. Book cover ads will remain on both sites through the end of 2017. Until the end of June, buying one year of cover ad space on the new site nets three extra months of exposure.

While I'm saying good-bye to Blogspot, it is a fond farewell and a grateful one. This site was home for many years and I honed my blogging chops here. Now, it's time to move onward and upward. Farewell, Blogspot, and thank you.

The new site will have the same social media connections (with enhanced sharing) plus be connected to Triberr and have an even better reach there.

I want to send a shout-out to Dee Owen at Personalized Marketing, Inc. who helped me design and implement the new site. I could not have done this without her. If you need help with a website, blog, or you want expert marketing assistance, don't hesitate to contact her. Do tell her Kayelle Allen sent you. You'll get a nice discount.

Visit the new Wordpress site

~ Kayelle Allen

May 13, 2017

Blogging Gem: Susan V Vaughn @susanvaughn1124 #RLFblog #contemporary romance

In preparation for the move from Blogspot to Wordpress, I'm sharing the RLF Gem Bloggers of this site. Each Saturday for the last few weeks, I've showcased a different author.

2016 Star Blogger: Susan V Vaughn

Sabrina has appeared on the Romance Lives Forever blog twenty-two times. She has been an RLF Gem multiple times and was Blogger of the Year in 2015. The position is chosen by the amount of visits the author's post receives.
I'm proud to present Susan with the 2016 RLF Gem Award.
Others who won monthly top blogger awards in 2016 were Livia Quinn, Vicki Batman, Collette Cameron, Jackie Weger, Tina Donahue, Regina Kammer, Nicole Morgan
My thanks to each of them for making Romance Lives Forever a great place to find authors and books.

Susan V Vaughn’s latest book

Beyond Fate
Years of separation mean nothing when love is in the air…
Julia Diaz never wanted to fall for her friend's older brother, especially at a college frat party. But, for some reason, her heart was stolen by Russell that night. Eight years after, she never forgot him. Now destiny has brought them together. Only this time Russell is no longer a boy. He’s a man who knows what he wants and will not be denied.
Russell Webb used to be optimistic, and fun loving until a family tragedy turned his world on its side. Putting all his focus on work, he picked himself back up, and managed to turn his grief into something resembling a life. When a woman from his past reappears, and gives him a glimpse of true happiness, he’ll do anything to secure her heart. Even face the darkness he has avoided for so long.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Inkspell

Susan Vaughn Social Media

Romance Author Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

May 12, 2017

When Humans Fail Hope - Rana: Teenage Queen #scifi #romance #RLFblog

Liza shares a bit of history.
Why did humans come to Hope?
Because they not only destroyed Earth but then they ruined the first planet they escaped to, which called originally called Hope (then renamed it Hopeless as it became crammed full of formally rich and totally useless people). Always the optimist, or perhaps, simply lacking creativity, they name this planet Hope as well.
What did the fairies think about them naming their planet Hope?
They couldn't care less. Frankly, naming a planet just seemed silly. But it amused them enough that they would name little rocks silly names like 'Rocky', paint them and give them to each other on the human's silly holiday.
Since when the ship first arrived, the Fairies welcomed them and let them name the planet, the humans assumed they were the new masters. The three to four foot tall fairies, who looked like humans, since their wings were hidden, had happy demeanors and were most helpful finding them nice places to live. Thus, the humans were not frightened by the little people. In fact, due to a serious shortage of human women, the men were most happy to mate with the taller of the little women.
And this is exactly how Rana, our soon to be Teenage Queen came to be. Her father was a human, but her mother was a powerful fairy, and so is Rana. She'll need it for the troubles ahead.
Rana is only sixteen when she becomes queen. Her first challenge is to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle. Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they've never suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.

Liza O'Connor Social Media

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She's an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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