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Promotion Angling I had some cards produced for my book signing at Fiction Addiction on July 3. It is all part of the promotion game. Indie/Self-publishing is a wonderful thing. It isn’t as new as you might think. L. Frank Baum self-published “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Of course, back in the year 1900, publishing required a press. Baum contracted the George M. Hill Company to print the pages and hand-assembled the first copy himself, and probably many others I expect. These days, with Print-On-Demand and E-Book services, self-publishing has become a lot easier with respect to the production of the print itself. However, advertising and promoting is entirely up to the author unless one is able to spend fortunes to hire companies to carry that load. Most indie-authors are not in that position. Add to that the dwindling presence of bookstores and the task gets harder. You may not be aware, but...
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You and I Together by Melissa Toppen - Book Review

     This book had a way of testing the ultimate from my favorite couple. Anna and Bentley are back and this time, we are testing this couple's resilience. If you haven't read the first book, go ahead and stop by the book listing to get you and I Alone. In You and I Together, you get to see Anna and Bentley come together as a couple. You see the joys that Bentley gives Anna on a daily basis, while also proving to Anna how much he loves her. Anna was a joy as well because you really do see her evolving into this person who does not want to live without Bentley in her life. I found this book to be an awesome sequel to the first book and found some things in this book that made me laugh, cry, and think about the work you put into building a relationship.

     The one thing that became open up to us was the insight into some of the friends and family of Anna and Bentley. In Anna's world, you get to see Lo and Andrea. These two really put a spin in Anna's world and made her see that Bentley could actually be good for and that she shouldn't deny what she's feeling just because she's afraid. Bentley's world was a little hard to crack, but once you get through you are introduced to Shira and Ethan.

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Processing Process (Admin suggested I put this up as a blog post.  This was originally posted on my personal blog, blogyinyang.com, on April 22, 2015.) Everything we do has a process. How you get ready for work. How you cook a meal. How you get dressed. Your process may not be like mine, or anyone else’s. In “All in the Family” Archie debated with Michael sock, sock, shoe, shoe, while Michael preferred sock, shoe, sock, shoe. We all have a process. For me it is sock, sock, pants, shoe, shoe. That way I don’t have to roll up my pants to put on my socks and shoes, and then roll down my pant legs, possibly rolling down my socks. When it comes to little things, the process, such as socks and shoes, may not be that important, but I guarantee if you switch them up your day will feel a bit weird. You...
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I've joined Wattpad I've recently joined Wattpad and posted the first chapter of my Chick Lit novel 'After He Left.' http://www.wattpad.com/story/40509263-after-he-left This is a work in progress, so follow me on my journey and discover what happens to Megan O'Leary after her boyfriend suddenly announces he's taking a 'relationship break' on New Year's Eve. Left to run their business all on her own, Megan crumples. Staying with friends at their country pub could be an ideal situation while she sorts her life out, but her best friend’s brother, Jezza, has always loved her, and Reno, an attractive Italian, presses his advances. The mysterious Hugh Chalfont saves Megan from disaster, but village gossip warns her to keep well away. Still reeling from abandonment, she doesn’t need romantic complications. Megan has always been the strong one, doing what others expect of her. Can she now take what she wants for herself, without getting hurt again? ...
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The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith - Book Review

     I have never read a story that involved BDSM, so when this author sent me her book. I felt intrigued to know what the big fuss was about. This book was oddly cool because it introduced you to this life of these two people with them having these feeling of love and then it took you into this dominant and submissive role that these characters played. Lauren Smith also made it into criminal mystery and to me, I felt like it was the trifecta of a really good read. So be prepared for one heck of ride in this book, The Gilded Cuff by Lauren Smith.
     The author waste no time diving you headfirst into this lifestyle as you meet Sophie who is new to this game and you are introduced to this club called the Gilded Cuff. Sophie is not here for fun at all, but actually for a purpose of finding one man. But don’t think she wasn’t curious because she was. Only because her lack in the touch of the male species has let her down. Deep down she wanted to know how that felt. By a stroke of good luck, she finds the man she is looking for and their connection starts with a game.

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