7 Love Tips! Couples Love Expressions! Self-Love Actions! EXCLUSIVE Romantic Getaways! The Gift of Petrossian! It’s Valentine’s Day and Leslie’s Lane is Spicing Up Your Life! Enjoy!  

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Tony and Leslie E. Royal


Hi Beautiful Family and Friends! 😊

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Valentine’s Day is so very special! I enjoyed writing several articles that I think you’ll love!  Please take a look at the EXCLUSIVES that I have written!  Just click on the links! Additionally, I wanted to share 7 Tips on Self-Love and Selfless Love by Dr. Joyce Morley!  When reading the Ashro Blog article on “Self-Love and Selfless Love for Valentine’s Day”, you will see 10 tips from her.  I couldn’t include all 17 if her tips in the article for my publication.  But I didn’t want you to miss out on the other great tips!  Please find them right here in my blog post!  How cool is that? Thanks, and have a great week!


Leslie E. Royal

7 Tips on Self-Love and Selfless Love by Dr. Joyce Morley

Dr. Joyce Morley

Dr. Joyce Morley

  1. When you love on others, you free yourself to be you, without fears and without inhibitions, gaining more inner strength, inner peace, inner satisfaction, increased self-confidence, and increased self-esteem.
  2. Love is greater when it is used as a verb, showing action.The way you treat you through the actions you take is indicative of the way you not only treat others, but also indicative of the kind of treatment you expect and accept from others.
  3. Everything starts with you! It is important that you love you and love on you, not only on Valentine’s Day, but 365 days of the year, unconditionally and without boundaries. You deserve it!
  4. Loving on others through the use of your time and talents also allows you to have increased feelings of self-acceptance and self-love, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-fulfillment.
  5. Loving on others is more than providing material things; it’s sharing of your time. It’s about sharing YOU with others, through genuine acts of kindness, unconditionally!
  6. When you spend time with you at a spa, salon, massage therapist, or other self-focused engagement you will experience feelings of self-fulfillment, self-acceptance, and self-love. Your engagement in self-time can also foster inner peace, clarity in thoughts, clarity in feelings, feelings of empowerment, as well as feelings of total freedom.
  7. Loving you gives you permission to love others unconditionally, without clarifiers; not so much for what they do, but for who they are; a human being like you! …And the greatest of these is love!


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Take Valentine’s Day to the Ultimate Level of Distinction with the Gift of Petrossian!


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Check out My Home Business Magazine Article: Unearthing Popular Work-from-Home Sites! Share it with Everyone You Know! They’ll Thank You for Sure!

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Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

I wanted to share this important information with you! Do you know someone who would like to work from home? Do you know someone who needs a second job? Do you someone who is interested in mystery shopping? Do you know someone who is looking for multiple streams of income? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, please share the link to my article below with them.


Further, my first book has links to more than 500 corporate jobs as well as info on how to create your dream career!  Just click on this link to learn a little about it in Leslie’s Lane The Book!


Thanks so much and enjoy your week!


Leslie E. Royal

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These 12 Mesmerizing, Modern Day African American Heroines Are Changing the World Before Our Very Eyes! Check Out An Ashro Contemporary Salute to Black History Month! You’ll Love it!

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You know… February is that special time of year in which we remind ourselves and educate others on all of the profound things that African American men and women have accomplished over the years. Over the decades, we have looked back proudly on the accomplishments of our forefathers and foremothers in the fields of education, science, politics, religion, medicine, technology, art, and journalism among other genres.

 But today, as we celebrate Black History Month, we do so with newfound meaning and renewed expectations.  We’re spotlighting women who stand on the shoulders of historic giants. As they shatter glass ceilings and defy society’s norms and expectations, we’ve noticed that they don’t just check off one box in the career category.  These nonconformists are magnificently multifaceted, multitalented, and multidisciplinary. Read their stories below. Follow them on social media. And watch them, in living color, as they serve their beloved communities even as their meteoric stars are on the rise.

Greetings Beautiful Friends and Family!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day!  The two paragraphs above are actually to introduce to my article just posted to The Ashro Blog!  I was both honored and humbled to be able to feature these powerhouse African American beauties belong!  They are AMAZING to say the very least!  Just writing and subsequently reading their stories inspire me to be my very BEST!  I trust that their stories bless you as they did me!  Please click on this link to go directly to the article! Once you read it, please feel free to share it on your social media sites!  It’s great to spread Good News!


 Congrats to Tiffany Aliche, Tonya Anderson, Dr. Annette Boone-Hicks, Shantay Carter, Jessica Frances Dukes, Robbie Huff, Angela Hutchinson, Sydney James, Dr. Bernetta Jones, Adriene Kinnaird, Candace Mitchell, and Tish Norman!

#iAmAshro #Ashro #BlackBeauty #AfroCentric #AfricanInspired #LesliesLane #blacklove  #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #black #blackpower #blackisbeautiful #blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #fashion #blackpride #blackwoman  #blackqueen #blackfamily #blackhistory #BlackHistoryMonth #instagood #instadaily #instahistory #WomensHistory #History #Sheroes #Heroines #beautiful #happy – @LesliesLane – @ShopAshro – @TheBudgetnista – @TheBooneClinicPC – @WOIINC – @JessicaFrancesDukes – @Artisticpreneur – @SydneyGJames – @IamTishNorman

Have you ordered Leslie’s latest book?


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Valentine’s Day and Black History Month Are Around the Corner! Order Striking, Eye-Catching Ensembles for You and Your Boo from Ashro!

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Hey Everyone!

Happy New Year to each of you! February is around the corner and I’m thinking of #BlackLove and #BlackHistoryMonth – I love this ensemble that The Beautiful Ones are wearing!  This is my lovely daughter Antasha and her Beau/Boo “Jules”!

Yes! Valentine’s Day is coming! It’s time to get your EYE-CATCHING, MAGNIFICENT outfits for you and that SPECIAL SOMEONE! Also, if you are looking for the perfect African-inspired or Afro-centric outfits for Black History Month, Ashro is the ideal website for you!

Start with this lovely Charo Bodysuit that Antasha is wearing! It complements everything! Just click on this link to order: https://www.ashro.com/p/charo-bodysuit-A63495.html.

Further, click on this link to order all sorts of beautiful Afrocentric attire for the entire year! – https://www.ashro.com/c/afrocentric/.

And check out his must-read article!  Ashro teaches us how to order the perfect undergarment! My friends Janet McCloud Montgomery and A. Tabitha Willoughby are featured too! — https://www.ashro.com/blog/how-tos-heritage/how-tos/shapewear-tips-ideas/

Want to dress your man? They’ve got great things for men too! Just check out this link! — https://www.ashro.com/c/clothing/mens/

While we’re at it, let’s take a look at a number of articles that I’ve written for this EXCEPTIONAL blog! From vacations and Watch Night Services to Kwanzaa and women making a difference in their communities, The Ashro Blog is on a mission to inspire, empower, and educate wonderful women of color! Enjoy!



Leslie E. Royal







#iAmAshro #Ashro #BlackBeauty #AfroCentric #AfricanInspired #LesliesLane #blacklove #love #melanin #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #black #blackpower #blackisbeautiful #blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #fashion #blackpride #blackmen #melaninpoppin #blackwoman  blackqueen #blackfamily #rap #blackhistory #naturalhair #instagood #instadaily – @LesliesLane – @ShopAshro –

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Book Lover in Your Life!Get Leslie’s Lane the Book! Plus… How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE from Amazon’s KDP!


Hi Beautiful Family and Friends!

How are you? I trust that you are having a great day! Here’s a great gift idea! Buy these two informational, educational, and inspirational books for your family, friends, and book club as a SPECIAL Christmas present! You’ll be glad you did! Just click on this link: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-E.-Royal/e/B00JJFMGO0! 🙂 Order them now and you’ll receive the books by this Friday! How cool is that!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Leslie E. Royal



#LesliesLane #AmWriting #AmEditing#WordCount #Writer #Happy #WritersLife#YALitChat #LitChat #MemoirChat#BookMarket #ScriptChat #Author #ZineChat#WritingParty #IndieAuthors #WriteChat#WANA #PBLitChat #Amazon#LesliesLaneTheBook #amazing #instagood#instadaily #christmasgifts #giftsforhim#giftsforher #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram

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“The Gift of a Getaway” – written for AAA Southern Traveler Magazine by Leslie E. Royal, Global Travel Journalist & Author

Hey Beautiful Family and Friends!

For Christmas, give your loved one the gift of a personalized getaway! For the Bibliophile, what about the Square Books Experience in Oxford, MS? For the Fashionista, what about the gift of Ragtrade Atlanta Fashion Week in Atlanta, GA? For the Foodie, what about the gift of a Restaurant-Centered Week in Birmingham, AL? And for the Sports Fan, what about the gift of a New Orleans Saints Weekend Game with the team of your choice? How cool is that?






An excerpt from the media Kit of AAA Southern Traveler —

“Southern Traveler inspires members to experience and explore their region and beyond. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel, insurance, financial, and automotive-related services. AAA remains dedicated to serving members since our founding in 1902. Today, AAA continues to be a trusted authority to our members and one of today’s strongest and most recognized brands. Southern Traveler is the magazine exclusively for AAA members in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Southern Traveler offers impactful advertising opportunities to connect your brand with an educated and affluent audience. “

AAA Southern Traveler’s CIRCULATION: 340,700 | AUDIENCE: 953,960


AAA Network of Publications Link – http://www.aaaadvertisingnetwork.com/

An Excerpt from the AAA Network of Publications of Which AAA Southern Traveler is a member.

The AAA Advertising Network consists of 14 titles (13 magazines and 1 tabloid) with a total audience of more than 36 million readers. Together, these AAA publications deliver reach and coverage that rival the biggest consumer magazines in the United States, including AARP. Who reads publications of AAA? The answer is millions of Americans with active lifestyles – Americans who enjoy traveling, cooking, entertaining, dining out, attending concerts, visiting museums and theaters, and participating in a wide range of outdoor activities. These affluent consumers dominate spending in categories such as travel, automotive, food and pharmaceuticals, just to name a few.”

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Royal Releases Updated Manuscript Just in Time for the Holidays! How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE With Amazon’s KDP Will Make a Great Christmas Gift for the Aspiring Author!

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Restructured, Simplified Book Is Ideal Guide to Help New Authors Pen a Book in a Matter of Weeks! Order This Great Gift for a Friend! Also, Invite Leslie E. Royal to Present a Workshop at Your Church, Office, Seminar, Conference, or Special Event!

ATLANTA (December 4, 2018) – Leslie E. Royal, an international freelance journalist of more than 23 years, has released her third manuscript. It is entitled: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s KDP: An Easy Way to Complete Your Manuscript in Seven Stress-FREE Steps. The book is a short, simplistic, how-to guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to write and self-publish your book in a matter of weeks. The manuscript is also available on Kindle. Distributed by Amazon in more than 15 countries, the book can be purchased for $9.95 by going to this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732919100/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i.

“There is an author in all of us. Each of us has a story to tell and no two stories are the same. Over my 23-year writing career, I have had countless individuals share that they want to write their first book”, says Royal.  “Their primary dilemma is they just don’t know where to start. Many people feel like they don’t have the time to stop and pen the book they’ve always dreamed of writing.”

You no longer have to wait to write your first book. This brief, all-in-one book features resources, an opportunity to journal and a fill-in-the-blank workbook that will inspire you to get started today. Beginning on page one, new authors can immediately start writing in this interactive manuscript. This latest book is an updated version of her previous manuscript entitled How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace.  The title has changed slightly as a result of chapter seven being replaced. It now includes the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.

“I’ve always had a love of reading. Because of my hectic schedule, I can’t read exhaustive books that have a few hundred pages. And when I’m doing research, just give me the essentials. The shorter the better,” says Royal.  “I considered this as I wrote this paperback.  I figured that no one wants to read a 200-page book on HOW to write a book! Therefore, while being comprehensive, I focused on making it as short, simple and stress-free as possible. Think CliffsNotes for the super busy, too-much-on-my-plate, first-time author! You will find that writing a book never got easier!”

This book shares how to get started, stay focused, meet your deadlines, and upload the book directly to Amazon’s KDP for FREE! This presents a great opportunity for media. Consider:

  • Interview Leslie for an article on how to write your first book for FREE!
  • Include the manuscript in your Book Section, Roundup, Club, Den or Shelf
  • Holding an undergrad degree in Journalism, Leslie’s articles have appeared in ESSENCE, FORTUNE, Upscale, Black Enterprise, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog, Chron.com, and other international outlets. Ask her to write articles regarding consumer finance, travel, careers, lifestyle, discounts, etc.
  • If you are having upcoming festivals, empowerment seminars, conferences and other sessions, it will be her pleasure to join you as an expert, moderator, facilitator, or presenter.

Order Leslie’s First Book Too!

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