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#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe top post was the RLF Gems announcement last month. I did not count it among the top bloggers because that award would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Clare Dargin, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Clare Dargin

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Publisher Author Page: www.bookstrand.com/clare-dargin
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Clare-Dargin/e/B005CREN68

 

The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Clare Dargin
2. Susan V Vaughn
3. Marilyn Baron
4. CB Clark
5. Cynthia Sax, Kryssie Fortune
Honorable mention: NJ Walters, Adele Downs, Danita Minnis

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Vicki Batman
Marilyn Baron
CB Clark
Alina K Field

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Anthology: Blue Collar Boys Behaving Badly @DelilahDevlin @Adele_Downs #RLFblog #contemporary #romanceToday’s featured book is Blue Collar: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology, by Delilah Devlin, Adele Downs, and 14 more.

When it comes to love…Blue Collar is better!

It’s time to set aside those sexy billionaires and enjoy stories about the everyday, even sexier bad boys you meet in real life. They may have dirty hands and wear tool belts and jeans instead of Rolex watches, but they’re earthy alpha males unafraid to get down and dirty when face to face with a woman in need–whatever her need may be!

Just a few of the titillating stories inside…

In “Elevation” by Megan Mitcham, an always-in-control policewoman trapped in an elevator shaft gets a sexy rescue from the handsome repairman. A lonely woman drives a thousand miles to meet an oil field roughneck ready for a long night of laying pipe in Mia Hopkins’ “We Drill Deep While Others Sleep”. Jennifer Kacey shows the lengths to which an enterprising gal will go to get the owner of an oil change shop to check her fluids in “The Boss”. And those are just a few of the sexy stories inside this collection about the everyday hero next door, including “Upside Down Love” by Adele Downs.

These are men who’ve built their powerful muscles from hard work rather than inside any gym, and they sure know how to use their hard-earned skills to pleasure a woman…

Blue Collar: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology of contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Twisted Page Inc.
Buy for 99 cents
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Adele Downs Social Media

Adele Downs is the award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

Website http://adeledowns.com
Blog https://adeledowns.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/Adele_Downs
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoradeledowns
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/adeledowns/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/httpwwwgoodreadscomAdeleDowns
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Adele-Downs/e/B00G1RRS60
Newsletter http://www.adeledowns.com/newsletter.html

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Is It True: Kisses From Lillith @Adele_Downs #PNR #Romance #RLFblog Kisses From Lillith author Adele Downs play Is It True on the RLF blog. This game lets authors answer quick yes or no questions.

 

Play Is It True with today’s guest Adele Downs, author of Kisses From Lillith, a sizzling paranormal short story. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Kisses From Lillith by Adele Downs

A sizzling short story with bite.

When Hunter receives an invitation for a group tour in an ancient cave to celebrate his cousin’s birthday, he and his girlfriend Rosa unwittingly attend a party…with unusual refreshments.

“Wow! For a short story, this was a long, thrilling ride.” ~Will Work For Books

Is it true:

that Kisses From Lillith is your first book?
Not by a long shot. J
this book is part of a series?
Maybe. If readers like it, I might create a series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No. In fact, writing the story helped me relax.
you did research for this book?
Yes
some characters in Kisses From Lillith are not human?
True. Some are vampires.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. Paranormal, Interracial, LGBT.
you speak more than one language?
No. I speak only English. My Spanish is awful.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I grew up in a neighboring county.
you love to read?
Of course!
you are never late?
Rarely. I’m usually punctual.
you love pizza?
Yes!
you love sushi?
No!
you have a pet?
No. He went to doggie heaven.

Where can we find your book online?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Kisses-Lillith-Adele-Downs-ebook/dp/B06XWZV69D/

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/kisses-from-lillith

Apple https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1222150135

Nook, Tolino, Page Foundary, 24 Symbols https://www.books2read.com/u/b5OEak

Adele Downs Social Media

Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

Website http://adeledowns.com
Blog https://adeledowns.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/Adele_Downs
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoradeledowns
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/httpwwwgoodreadscomAdeleDowns
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Adele-Downs/e/B00G1RRS60
Newsletter http://www.adeledowns.com/newsletter.html

 

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The Top Blogger for this month is Tina Donahue, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our
Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising
for 2016.

About Tina Donahue

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/1ChWFkO
Sweet ‘n Sexy Divas: http://bit.ly/1ChWN3K
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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 Tina Donahue
2 J Arlene Culiner
3 Rue Allyn
3 Mary E Thompson
4 Milou Koenings
5 Lisa M Owens
Honorable mention: Red
L Jameson

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). There can be
up to three winners.

This month’s winner’s are:
1 Red L Jameson
2 Adele Downs
3 Milou Koenings
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Amanda Mackey, Brita Addams, Claire Gem, Dena Hankins, Houston Havens, Jessica
Cale, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Laurel Richards, Lisa
Detweiler, Livia Quinn, Marian Lanouette, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Sarah
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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

Interview with Adele Downs

Why did you write this book?
Luxury Model Wife reflects bits of pieces of who I am, though that wasn’t my intention when I started the book. The story personifies my love of contemporary romance and has elements of mystery and suspense, which I also love to read. For fifteen years before I became an author, I owned an antiques business and operated a retail store and website. Before that, I put myself through college by selling collectibles at flea markets on weekend mornings, and by waitressing at night. That experience gave me a strong understanding of the both my hero and heroine’s goals, story conflict and motivation, and painted a clear mental picture of the setting at Carlson’s Antique Emporium in the distinguished town of West Chester, Pennsylvania. I hope readers find the unique storyline of Luxury Model Wife a refreshing change of pace.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love to read contemporary romance, mysteries, and thrillers.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Only one choice? That’s so hard. My favorites run the gamut from Harry Potter to Outlander’s Jamie and Claire Fraser.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I have two completed novels ready to show my publisher and a short story that’s almost finished that I’ll probably indie publish. Another novel is partially outlined. I’m always working on new material.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Luxury Model Wife
Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined widow.
True Riches
Twenty-eight-year-old Victoria Van Orr just lost everything. With the death of her billionaire husband went his mature patience and warm encouragement; and the veneer of acceptance from everyone else. His friends and colleagues now ignore Victoria, and if his son succeeds she just might be forced back to the streets upon which she was raised. But money was never her goal. All she wants is love. Real love.
Antiques expert Steve Carlson knows the value of everything. Pain and betrayal? Those he gave away–and now they’re coming back. His worst mistakes were all with one man: an old friend, the son of a father figure, now the stepchild of a beautiful young widow who wants Steve to help her auction off the family estate. To help Victoria, Steve must face his past and become a better man. To find true love, he will discover her surprisingly pure heart, vulnerable yet determined. And beyond price.

About the Book

Title Luxury Model Wife
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Adele Downs
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Santa to the Rescue  
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Santa to the Rescue by Adele
Downs, a Bliss Novella from Entangled Publishing.

About the Book

Genre Sweet contemporary holiday romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true:
An honorable man doesn’t go back on his word, never hurts a woman, and lasting love
isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at the Appleton Fire station,
the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst
after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise
he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making
it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart,
Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got
Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.
Try this fun Christmas read for only 99 cents at most eBook
outlets.

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RLF Chatter Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 30 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 June was Mae Claire. 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 Mae Clair

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. Mae Clair
2. Annette Mardis
3. Sabrina York
4. Stacy McKitrick
5. Brita Addams
Honorable mention: Adele Downs, NJ Walters

New Award – Top Chatter

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. It goes to the
top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or more comments
(not counting the guest author’s).
1. Mae Clair
2. Donna Cummings
3. Annette Mardis
RLF Gem Award 
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
1.2M 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. https://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: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com 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

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:

Anneka Ever, Arika Stone, Belinda Williams, Collette Cameron, Diana Cosby, Diane Saxon, DP Denman, EmKay Connor, Heather
Boyd, Jami Gray, Jane Leopold Quinn, Kristina Knight, Lauren Linwood, Lisa Marie
Rice, Marcia James, Nicole Morgan, Tess
Delacour
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5 Easy Questions

Adele Downs author of Lip Service answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Adele Downs writes best-selling contemporary romance, some
with a touch of magic, inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is
a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK,
and Caribbean.
Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and
her local RWA chapter where she serves as a past-president. When Adele isn’t
working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or
reading a book on the nearest beach.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Our family loves my homemade meatloaf with sides of mashed
potatoes, peas, applesauce and a veggie. Total comfort food.
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
I stick with basic grilled chicken Caesar salad with
dressing on the side or baked seafood. Restaurant food has killer calories.
When I want to let go, I eat Buffalo wings.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Any beach, anywhere it’s warm and sunny.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I had total Barbie love as a girl. My friends and I played
with dolls.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
I read romance, thrillers, and mysteries. I’ve read books
since my early childhood  and still read
every night before bed.

About the Book

Book Title: Lip Service
Genre: Contemporary paranormal romance
Author: Adele Downs
Book heat level: R
Jack Harris has loved
Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no
intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.
GETTING BETWEEN JACK…
Orphaned at a young age,
Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and
Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even
after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.
 …AND HIS LEGS
Patience is not one of
Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman
he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is
interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she
bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack
won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated,
Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then
Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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