A to Z Reflections

I Love Romance Blog

As some of you may already know, I put myself to the A to Z Challenge for blogging during the month of April.

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Basically, it required participating bloggers to do a post every day focusing on each letter of the alphabet. Sundays were the only excluded days. As you can imagine, this was a lot of work.

So, what really compelled me to take on this challenge? Well, I have to give my talented author friend, Devika Fernando, some credit here. Last year, she took on the challenge with her blog and absolutely nailed it. Check out one of her posts here!

Therefore, this year it was with courage and a bit of fear that I said, sure, what the hell…I’ll try it too. I decided to use a rating system for each book I covered, almost like a book review but not quite the same.

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2015 news

The stats for the I Love Romance Blog are out, and they are AWESOME! 🙂

I Love Romance Blog

OMG! 64,000 views in 2015? That’s phenomenal! Woo hoo! 😀

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Review of Second Chance Heart by Marie Lavender

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Short and Sweet

Genre:  Short Stories, Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 35 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

After a wild storm forces her to take shelter in a small town inn, Dana Nelson thinks that all she has to worry about is a brief stay before she heads back to the city. She gets far more than she bargained for…

The last thing she expects is to run into an old flame, and even worse, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. She’s sure that the only thing remaining between them is a strong attraction for another.

She can’t be more wrong…

The more time she spends with Vince Reynolds, the more she begins to believe she can trust him again. But, can she put her faith in the one man who captivates her, body and soul, or are some wounds too deep to heal? 

Mindy’s Review:

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NOTHING makes me see RED more than Animal Abuse

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NOTHING makes me see RED more than Animal Abuse. DON’T just like this post; PLEASE do your part and get a copy of Puggle Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘s book, “What’s Your Name? Life as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Dog” by Ed Gellock .

All of my Author proceeds are being DONATED to local Animal Shelters to “Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds”.
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It’s the story of the Dog named after a band. You know the story of the band, now read the story of the dog. They Both ROCK!!!!

My book is a great read for Children, Dog Lovers and Music Lovers too!!!

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Great 4 Star Review for Second Nature on Readers’ Favorite!

A nice review on Readers’ Favorite! 🙂

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Hi, readers! Just wanted to let you know that I stumbled across this great review for Second Nature, book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, on Readers’ Favorite! So, thank you, Michelle! 🙂

Here is the review if you’d like to check it out…

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Second Nature
Blood At First Sight Book 1
by Marie Lavender
Fiction – Paranormal
194 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2015

Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers’ Favorite

Alec is not your ordinary drop-dead handsome man, he is a vampire, and he smells the most amazing blood he has ever met. He is looking for it when he finds it at a festival. Desiree is a young woman with a broken heart and soul. She has been unlucky in love, but she thinks she is okay. Alec has to know more about her, he wants to know her, not just have a taste…

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Thoughtful, 5 Star Review for Second Nature!

A new review for Second Nature!

Thoughtful, 5 Star Review for Second Nature!.

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Last Monday with…Marie Lavender!

A cool author interview on KateMarie Collins’ blog!

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NEW RELEASE – A Little Magick!

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I am so excited to bring some awesome news to you today! A Little Magick, book two of the Magick Series as well as a kid’s fantasy, officially released today! Woo hoo! 🙂

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Here is the blurb for the book:

Little Rosie goes to stay with her uncle. There she meets some new friends…and some enemies. She doesn’t know that her emotions will trigger something unusual. So far from home, suddenly Rosie has become a full witch like her mother. For a time, it is great fun to use her powers the way she wants, but can Rosie figure out how to use these newfound powers for good or will she be lost to the dark side forever?

Here are the purchase links:

Amazon link: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00YJSGE40

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/547154

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-magick-marie-lavender/1122044476

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-little-magick-magick-series-book-2

Add it to your Goodreads shelf:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25652268-a-little-magick

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Please stop by the book release party today…

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#Cover-reveal. ‘A Little Magick’ by Marie Lavender (@marielavender1). Because sometimes a little magic goes a long way.

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Hi all:

As you know, on Friday I usually bring you new books and/or guest authors. It’s always with great pleasure that I can bring you new books by authors who have already visited my blog (as that proves that writing is alive and well). Today, Marie Lavender, who is not only a great writer but also an staunch supporter of other writers, has a cover reveal for her new book ‘A Little Magick’ and I’m very happy to be able to bring it to you.

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First, a little bit about Marie:

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Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 20 other books. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and…

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Radio Spot!

Catch a radio this evening when I visit Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross at their cool paranormal radio show!

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