Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sign up for the MFRW Steam Hop on 23 June 2020 #MFRWsteam #MFRWOrg

The MFRW Steam hop is a monthly event hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. Focused on authors who write spicy or erotic fiction, it's a chance to connect with readers who like their romance to sizzle! 

You can post an excerpt from your current WIP or any previously published book - and don't be shy about turning up the erotic heat! All sub-genres and orientations are welcome. 

Readers who are looking for books with erotic content will have the chance to jump from one author to another, using the list of links at the bottom of each post. Use the MFRW Steam hop to build your fan base as well as to meet other authors. 

All MFRW authors are invited to participate. Authors should be aware that excerpts may be sexually explicit.

The Steam Hop will take place the second Tuesday of each month. Join whenever you can. On the Friday before each Steam hop, a post will also go live on the MFRWsteam blog giving you the ability to sign up. When the hop goes live on Tuesday, the full list will increase visibility.
How Do I Participate?
1.    Create a post on your own blog that includes the MFRW Steam banner, an excerpt from your book, your book cover, blurb and buy links. Schedule it for the hop date. You can get the Steam banners here.
2.    Add your blog link to the list below. There will be a new blog post, and a new Linky List, for each hop. Be sure to use the exact link to your post, not a general link to your blog.
3.    Also include the Linky List code. To get this code, click below the list where it says "Get the Code here...". Insert it into the bottom of your blog post in the HTML window. For Wordpress use the alternate link provided. If you have difficulty using the code, please link instead to:
4.    Use a unique post title in the Linky List form and in the post itself - don't just title it "MFRW Steam #1". 
5.    Place the Steam banner in your blog's sidebar to help advertise the meme.
6.    Use #MFRWsteam in your tweets and title.
7.    Jump around using the Linky List to see what other authors are writing. Leave comments to let them know you were there. Tweet about their post.
8. Right click and download the banner here (it is 400x400):

MFRWsteam Banner

What Are The Perks?
1.    Your blog link listed in each of the other participating blogs.
2.    Your blog post shared on social media by other authors.

Signup for June 23 Steam Hop closes at 11:59 EDT on June 22nd

Please do not use hashtags in the signup form. Save those for your post.

Any questions or concerns about the hop (including requests for link removal) should be directed to Lisabet Sarai at lisabet [at] lisabetsarai [dot] com.


  1. I just signed up for the hop, but I can't find the "Get this Code" link (it's not popping up). I'm familiar with the process of doing these kinds of hops and the link always shows up on the BookHooks one, so I'm not sure what's going on here.

    1. Try again. Color settings on this blog made it somewhat disappear. I think I've fixed it, but let me know.

  2. I signed up, but can't find the "Get this Code."

  3. Oops - please delete my first link - I put the hash tag in. My bad.

  4. I tried entering a test link and I can't see it either. I'll let Lisabet know. We probably didn't click something we should have. Hope to have it fixed asap. I'll post when it's working.

  5. I think this is a Linky Tools bug. The Get the Code link was there when I set up my link.

    Furthermore, it is not showing up for my Charity Sunday Linky List, either. And it WAS a few days ago. I'll contact Brent Riggs and see if I can get this fixed.

    MEANWHILE I will send the code to the list (Blogger won't let me post it here).


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