The Four Letter Word – Fun Fact or Not on Friday

There are a lot of four letter words.  remove your mind from going down the dark tunnel-or the gutter.  Seriously stop it!  Okay.  Back on track now.  I find it interesting that several very important words that shape our lives are 4 letters.  Love and fear are two that I think can shape people and how they handle life.

As a child I knew a lot of fear.  Fear of failure, fear of getting lost, fear of change, fear of being 10379858_883353919832_7604146096195761269_ounwanted, fear, fear, fear. I was afraid of everything.  I actually went to a teacher in the sixth grade and requested to have a separate role in the class so that I was never be put on the spot during class.  I was so afraid of ridicule.

Well as an adult those fears stayed and grew worse until my life could be boiled down to one problem-I wasn’t living, I was hiding.  Writing has become my outlet.  In away I still hide behind my words, but at the same time my fear gives me plots and imperfect heroines and heroes.

Why do I share a huge flaw in my character so openly in my blog and in my writing?  I hope it shows someone, anyone, that sometimes our worst bits of humanity are what make life interesting.  No one wants to read about a perfect person.

Good news for my readers. I haven’t outgrown all my fears.  Some are soul deep, so I guess that means more reading material for you 🙂

Words to live by though-learn to control your fear so that it never controls you.

Meet Sasha from What Belongs to Her by Rachel Brimble

Happy Friday!! Who’s up for a special treat. Today I havrachel b covere Sasha Todd from Rachel Brimble’s What Belongs to Her. Who doesn’t love a good character interview!

 

 

Welcome Sasha Todd.

Please Sasha Tell us about your story What Belongs To Her.

It’s about my fight to return the Funland fairground back into my family where it belongs. Templeton Cove’s crime lord took it from my grandfather and I’ve been patiently waiting for the chance to reclaim it…and then the crime lord’s son came along exerting his very unwelcome authority.

What did you think the first time you saw John Jordon?

The first time I laid eyes on the man, it was instantaneous lust. I was in the mood to vent some pent-up frustration, and his muscles and ridiculously sexy forearms and chiseled jaw convinced me he was just the candidate.

What was your second thought?

How soon can I get him out of my life!

So not love at first sight then?

No – not at all. He was the biggest, and most handsome, obstacle to achieving a goal I had carefully orchestrated over a number of years. Love was the furthest thing from my mind whenever I looked at him.

What do you like most about John?

His passion – he is wounded; yet not tainted. He’s fair and just…kind, and a whole load of sexy.

I’ve got to ask. What made you choose running a fairground as a profession?

It was more a case of the fairground choosing me. My heart and soul is in the fair – it’s where I belong and where I am my happiest. The people, the atmosphere, the hard work…all of it fills me up.

What is your biggest fear?

That the demons of my past will shape my future

Everyone deserves some down time. How do you relax?

Relaxation is a rarity for me – I’m always thinking about the next new thing, the next goal. I run on adrenaline. Having said that, Mr. Jordon has a unique ability to bring me to a complete standstill…

 

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She’s ready to take back what’s hers
Since the moment a local crime boss claimed ownership of her family’s fairground, Sasha Todd has dreamed of righting the wrong. Now it’s time to act, and backing down from the man’s estranged son is definitely not an option. After all, giving up her legacy to hot-blooded John Jordon means losing the chance to finally heal the wounds in her past.
Stopping John in his tracks—and resisting the sizzle between them—is Sasha’s best defense. But there’s more to him than she thought, which changes everything. With what matters most at stake, she’ll have to risk a brand-new future with John, or walk away from the man whose heart belongs to her.

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Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington–her debut was released in April 2013 and she has since signed for three more.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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Fun Fact Friday – Lesson’s Learned from Old Flames – Old Flame Blog Tour

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When authors write a book, sometimes the title invokes a few questions.  Well – or it is an excuse to ask evasive questions.  Annabelle Blume’s new release Old Flame,  makes me wonder about lesson’s learned from past relationships. So, since Ms.Blume wrote the book, I had to know what she took away from her past ‘old flames’.

Take it away Annabelle!

Way back in the day, when I was in my very early twenties, I was engaged to someone who was absolutely, unequivocally wrong for me. And I was wrong for him, too. We never got married, so I was able to avoid the terrible mess that would have been that divorce. But it took years of being with the RIGHT one before I was able to look back on that relationship and understand what I had learned from being with the wrong one.

The thing is, I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already intrinsically know. It’s just that I was too young, too inexperienced, and was sorely lacking in examples of what a healthy, functioning relationship looked like.

So, after three and a half long years with Mr. Wrong, here’s what I learned:

1. There are no absolutes. What is unacceptable to one person is just fine for another. Everything exists on a continuum and only you know where your limits lie.

2. Listen to your heart when it says you’ve reached one of those limits.

3. Don’t ignore the red flags. They don’t get better, they get worse.

4. A guy that can’t pass his classes or hold a job isn’t trying to find his way, he’s a loser.

5. If you feel like you’ve been down that road before, you probably have. Time to start looking at your patterns and learn from your mistakes.OldFlame_Cover_Layers

 Title:  Old Flame

Author:  Annabelle Blume

Publisher:  Roane Publishing

Release Date:  January 15, 2014

Keywords:  New Adult, Contemporary, Sweet, Romance, Novella

 

Blurb:  Hannah Sullivan has spent the past three months stalking her ex-boyfriend, lurking in the bushes and hiding behind fake social media personas, convinced she can eventually rekindle the love they once shared. But when she meets Marc, who is everything James never wanted to be and more, she begins to wonder if she’s got it all wrong. Hannah must come to terms with her own demons before she can decipher between her delusional mission the man of her dreams.

bio Annabelle is a best-selling Romance and New Adult author, that is, when she’s not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.

Her degree in Sociology has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle’s unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.

She’s also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at Vitacost.com where she helps modern Bombshells and their families live “green”.

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Fun Fact Friday – Georgie Tyler’s Warming Things Up

Georgie Profile PhotodbbIt’s cold here in Colorado. I can’t say its cold everywhere though. Georgie Tyler’s new release should thaw things out. Not only is her new release a romance set in the heat of a warm climate, the woman lives in a climate goldmine, Australia. Hey Georgie, feel free to send some warm thoughts our way. (… the book will warm your blood too.)

Georgie’s new release Doctors Beyond Borders, is unique and fresh.  I wanted to know what inspired such a cool plot. Take it away Georgie.

1. What inspired you to write Doctors Beyond Borders?

I admire people who leave their 1st world life to help others not so fortunate in the 3rd world. We read about them all the time in the news and in magazines. I wanted to make these people my main characters in DBB and along with developing a budding romance between the protagonists show the hardships and dangers they face being deployed to places like Sudan. Since I also supported children in Sudan through a charity, it was a no brainer to use this location as I had learnt quite a bit about it corresponding with my children and their families and from the charity itself. I’m also also convinced  I must have ventured into these sub-Saharan lands in a past life as they have always intrigued me. I’ve got a bit of a Lawrence of Arabia thing going on and think the music score to that film is one of the best ever!

2. Who is the character in your story that originally inspired the story?

It would have to be one of the boys my heroine, Ariadne sponsors before she embarks on her journey to Sudan as a volunteer Doctor for medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF). It’s remarkable how a story can stem from just one small idea and flourish into a whole book.

3. Where is your favorite place to write?

At my desk. It’s just a nook facing a large window allowing me to gaze at the evergreen treetops of the National Forest across the road. It’s a messy desk most of the time which can be aggravating, especially when I’m looking for something buried under a wad of papers and folders! But I read a quote from Albert Einstein once and I don’t care how messy it is anymore. He said;

‘If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what then is an empty desk a sign?’s Beyond Borders

And if you think my desk is cluttered you should take a look at what’s going on in my head!  Having said that, it does get a tidy up once in a while!

Thanks for having me Michelle!

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She’s about to find out that nothing is fair when it comes to war except perhaps, the healing power of love.

When Ariadne Tate takes a deployment to Sudan with a medical aid organisation, romance is the last thing on her mind…but Dr Ford Gosden puts a glitch in her plans. Too damn attractive for his own good and a thoroughly nice guy, Ford slowly seeps under Ariadne’s skin.

But Sudan is not a stable place to form a relationship, and as political tension escalates in the region, Ariadne has no choice but to focus on her job and her safety. Under the protection of a UN convoy, she heads out into the war-torn countryside — and the unthinkable happens. Captured and held hostage by a renegade with no chance of escape, Ariadne’s hope for a new life with the man she loves begins to fade and the fight for her life begins.

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When the hell were you going to tell me about this? Ford threw the piece of paper across the desk.

Ariadne bit the inside of her lip. She looked at her R&R leave glaring at her in black print. She took a deep breath and braced herself. I was going to tell you this week. Her voice was cool and steady.

He leaned down, his hands grabbing the sides of the desk. Everyone else seems to know. His lips were pulled tight across his teeth.

Ariadne gulped hard. I meant to tell you but I haven’t seen you much. She couldn’t look at him.

You saw me last night, he snarled.

Her eyes looked up. His face was scorched with anger.

It started to rub off on her. He could go to hell. Bursting into the office, demanding to know every move she made? It was because of him that she contrived this ridiculous strategy of working her guts out so she could avoid them fucking like a couple of rabbits.

What do you want me to do about it? It’s okay if I have to watch you leave and be left here in this hellhole. But when I decide to leave before you, you don’t like it. She tried to keep her voice even but knew she sounded like a petulant child.

He pushed himself off the desk, his eyes never leaving hers. They softened, saddened. I decided I was only going home for two weeks to sort some things out, then I planned to come back for your last couple of weeks here and then I thought I might visit Sydney…I’ve never been. The anger in his eyes had dissipated completely, now replaced by a deep-seated hurt.

Ariadne’s lips parted. Pangs of guilt stabbed at her and his stare slashed her to pieces. He was going to come to Sydney? She started to tremble. He wanted to come to Sydney with me? She felt the heat of tears searing her eyes. Her bottom lip began to quiver as he turned and strode out of the office. Alone and bereft, she dropped her head into her arms and sobbed.

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Georgie Tyler lives on Sydney’s leafy North Shore with her husband and three children. After years of being a stay-at-home mum she decided to branch out and return to university to study teaching and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not teaching or writing she likes to watch movies, catch up with family and friends, and has been known to dally on social media.

Thursday Thrills – Harper’s Wish Blog Tour

HarpersWish_Cover5Happy New Year. Did you make a resolution to start the year? I thought since today’s book release is Harper’s Wish, it was fitting to hear what the author had to say on her wish.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Take it away Krista!
My one wish for the new year….

That’s a really hard one to put down on paper. Everyone makes New Years’ resolutions and I’m just as guilty as anyone else. There’s the classic one…to lose weight! Or to quit smoking or exercise more. Spend less and save more.
This year, I’m not going with any of those.
This year, my one wish is to spend more time with my children. My kids range in age from 7 to 14 and growing every day. Some days I feel like I miss so much with them even though I’m home with them and do as much as I can.
I think all parents get into that rut where they tell their kids, not right now or can you wait just a little while because they think what they’re doing is more important. I know I have in the past but no more. There’s nothing more important to me than their happiness. I want them to remember their childhood as a great one.

Do me a favor, if you have kids…hug them and tell them you love them everyday !!!
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Title:  Harper’s Wish

Author:  Krista Ames

Publisher:  Roane Publishing

Release Date:  December 20, 2013

Key Words:  Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sweet, Novella

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Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day. Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.

But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.

Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?

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Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.  He is excellent at bouncing ideas around with and even helps the occasional writers block.  He’s also a terrific “in house” editor.  Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime.

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Fun Fact Friday – Calisa Rhose and the Small World

b-w-profile-pic Let’s wish Calisa a happy early birthday.  Her birthday is tomorrow.  Poor Calisa has had a bit of a rough December.  There have been broken ribs involved.  Somehow she’s still smiling and made it through the Christmas holiday.   She’s a nut for Christmas, as am I.

Why this crazy obsession? We both were born within a week of Christmas.  Oh and we were both late, which probably sums up why I was late getting her information on the post.  I think this means she understands me 🙂

One more little tidbit to make the world seem small, is the fact her daughter shares my name.  It’s her daughter’s middle name.  we’re the cool people 🙂

It’s wonderful finding a kindred spirit for the holidays.  Now sit back, kick up your feet with a warm drink, and read a great romance, Risk Factors. 

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Love, like life, is not without risk.

Blurb- Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales, Risk Factors400x600Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps. Now Connor, a patient’s owner, is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for. Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having her feel the hurt of being left…again.

Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv–and himself–enough to play the possibilities?

Excerpt It was close to five o’clock and Viv wanted to go home. Winter hadn’t reached the Midwest yet, but from September through October the temperatures often dipped and dove sporadically, before diving for the long winter ahead. There’d been a slight chill in the air that morning and she hoped for a few more weeks of warmth before harsh weather moved in. She looked forward to a hot soak in the bathtub, but Skittles was due for pick-up first. Connor had assured her he’d pick her up, or have his father get her before five. She glanced at her watch again. Four-fifty-six. She didn’t mind staying late if she needed to; it would be a shame to leave the nervous animal alone another night. She opened the small closet to put the dust mop away. “Hello.”

With a start, she spun and her hand caught the broom handle on her way around. Gasping, she grabbed uselessly, horrified as the cleaning tool flew sideways from the closet. In slow motion she saw it shoot out against Connor’s shoulder and fall with a sharp snap onto the tile floor.

“Oh! I’m so–so sorry! Are you hurt?” Instant heat rushed up her neck and she bent to reclaim the errant broom to shove into the closet. She slammed the door and leaned against it on a sharp breath.

“I’m fine. You worried your killer broom might attack again? You might consider putting a lock on the door,” he said with a crooked smile.

Puzzled, Viv looked around and realized with total humiliation how it appeared she’d trapped the broom inside the closet–when in actuality, she wanted to climb through the door beside the instrument and hide.

“Of course not. That would be silly. I didn’t expect you right now.”

“It’s two minutes of five. I told you I’d be here for Skittles. Is it too late?” Right. The skunk.

“No. I’m sure she’s more than ready to go home. Do you have the pet carrier to put her in?” She probably didn’t need to ask when Connor stood empty-handed before her. He lowered his head and she knew he’d forgotten it, fought back a smile at his forgetfulness. “Sorry. I drove straight from work and didn’t think about it.”

“No worry. I have one you can borrow.” Which meant he’d have to see her again. She’d definitely need to see him again. “Thank you. I’ll bring it back tomorrow.”

“Oh, there’s no rush. I keep a few on hand for emergencies.” She led him back to the cage where the skunk still huddled, and got a carrier while he opened the cage to retrieve his daughter’s pet. As he lifted the black fur ball out, Viv set a pink case next to him. He hissed under his breath and almost let the animal loose. Viv opened the cage and held it upright for him to lower the skunk down inside and shut the door. Once he stood with the pet taxi, she detected a smear of red on one finger.

“She bit you?” Skunk bite, rabies, germs…

“It’s fine. When she’s scared she tends to nip a warning like a cat.” Connor’s lack of care concerned Viv, however.
“I should clean it with antiseptic before you go.”

“I’ll tend it when I get home.”

“But, it may have germs…get infected.”

“It’s not the first time, and her rabies vaccination is current. Thank you, but it’s not necessary.” Viv stopped by a cabinet on the way to the front reception area to grab ointment and a Band-Aid.

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bio Calisa Rhose is an Okie, born and bred, through and through, and proud of it. While growing up, when she wasn’t on the back of a horse, she could be found with pen and paper in hand. Her writing career began with poetry in her younger days. Then she discovered Rock-n-Roll and cute musicians. Poetry turned into stories of romance and dreams. These days she lives with the same man who convinced her to take a romantic journey with him almost 30 years ago. After raising three strong daughters she spends her days loving their granddaughters, hoping for a boy someday, and writing. When she’s not writing, you can find Calisa putting on her editor hat and working to help other published and aspiring writers. She is working on more projects with her favored contemporary cowboys, first responders  and firemen, as well as, the occasional ‘other’ heroes- and their sexy female counterparts, those sassy, stubborn heroines.

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Fun Fact Friday – Is It Really Stalking?

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Authors like to be stalked!  Well maybe not stalked by its definition, but we love exposure!  So when you see an author you like or even love, follow, follow, follow.  Then pass their name along.


Unfortunately most authors aren’t a household name.  It’s a goal though.

Today though, my own cyber stalking paid off.  I hosted and author who was doing a blog tour.  On one of her stops she had a drawing.  It was for a copy of her newest release.  Guess who won… this girl!  It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!

So here’s to a happy Friday and winning contests. I can’t wait to read Santa Wore Leathers!

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Denise Moncrief’s Black Friday Mission and New Release

Happy Thanksgiving!  Well, for those in the USA.

To black Friday or not, that is the question.  It can down right be a nasty sport, just watch the news.  That won’t stop this Romantic Suspense author.   Denise Moncrief can be found on a mission this year.  This author lives on the edge-seriously. Black Friday should come with warning labels.

summer 2010 066_2_1Last year was the first time I’d ever done Black Friday beginning at midnight. It wasn’t quite what I Purgatory_w8162_750expected, but my daughter and I plan on doing it again. Only this year, we are going to be more deliberate about which stores we hit.

Help celebrate her new release!  Purgatory

 

 

 

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Five years ago, a tragic accident robbed Chris Smith of a normal life. Left with only a jagged scar, a set of wedding rings, and bits of memory—smells, sounds, and fleeting feelings—she copes with the loss of her identity. Amnesia has made her life a living purgatory…until she meets Steve West.

Steve’s construction company is remodeling the ski lifts in Purgatory, Colorado. However looking at Chris is seeing the face of his deceased wife. Now the truths he’d been forced to believe have him searching for answers.

Murder, deception and missing ransom money. Can Steve protect Chris…and prove she’s the wife he never believed dead before the killer tries again?

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A swoosh of wind burst through the front door as a man entered the building. Dragging her attention away from the magazine, she turned to greet him. He hesitated for a fraction of a second as if to get his bearings before trudging through the lobby toward her. As soon as their eyes met, her words of welcome froze on her tongue and the pain began—flashes of light across her vision—tightness in her throat—intense, piercing sensations in her head. Panic and the desire to run soon followed.

She massaged her forehead, trying to rub away the stabbing pain that throbbed between her eyes, and then returned her attention to the man in front of her, pulling the computer keyboard toward her, determined to do her job despite the sudden fear gripping her insides.

She attempted her most professional tone. “Good morning. Welcome to the Inn at Purgatory. How can I help you?”

No response.

She glanced up at him. To her dismay, he presented all the indications of a panic attack. She recognized the signs well. His forehead glistened with tiny beads of sweat. The vein in his neck pulsed. Anxiety flashed in his eyes as he struggled with each new breath he took.

“Mister, are you all right?”

He braced against the counter and rubbed a hand over his face. “Yeah. It’s just…you look like someone I used to know.”

Chills ran down her spine. He wasn’t creepy, not in the least. On the contrary, she sensed an unmistakable connection to this stranger. She recoiled from the feeling, but nothing could have pried her eyes from his for a few brief, intense moments.

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Denise Moncrief is a Southern girl, who’s lived in Louisiana all her life. And yes, she has a drawl. She’s been writing off and on since she was seventeen. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children. They not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her passion.

She wrote her first “novel” when she was seventeen. It was seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she read. The urge to write wouldn’t let go of her. In her twenties, she started another novel, only to abandon it after Chapter Four or Five. She started writing seriously about eight years ago and has already published several stories.

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Fun Fact Friday – Stalking Made Easy

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Yes, thats right. Stalking made easy.  I was listening to the radio on my way to work and heard a song called “Crush”.  Okay.  In itself it sounded cute.  That was until I heard the refrain. “I follow you on Twitter. I follow you on Instagram.  Where else can I find you?” 

Alrighty. So it’s a song on stalking. Got it!

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This made me think though.  It is a lot easier to get information on people.  It is a lot easier to hear of new authors and a lot easier to follow them.  Suddenly I can get insider info from agents and publishers by simply following them on some social network. That being said – when is it too much?  When am I being the creepy person?  I’d gamble and say, when you forget you aren’t really friends desipite what facebook says. 

The point of my rant is that technology has made being a fan and getting fans a whole lot easier.  All the social network platforms out there allow even the most shy author or fan the ability to interact.  Sure there are arguments on how much is too much, but in the end as long as no one is getting a restraining order, i’d say you are doing just fine. 

Fun Fact. It is not creepy to follow your favorite people’s blogs, tweets, posts, photos, and book lists.  It might however be cross ing a line to look up their house on Google maps.

Happy Friday!!!!!

Do you need help with social networking?  Let me know and I might be able to help.

Fun Fact Friday – Romance and Ebooks

Is it a fun fact to know that e-books are on the rise? I love the smell of a paper books.  I love the feel of pages. Growing up, I loved all books with the shinny, smooth pages that were aromatic. If osmosis were real, I would have absorbed a lot of information from laying face down in a book.  Don’t worry though.  I have a Kindle and I am continuing to embrace the e-book generation. The truth is though, some books were to just meant to be owned in print and I hate to see that die.

So who is reading what these days?

The average age of a paperbook reader is: 49

The average age of an e-book reader is: 42

Are you surprised?

Can you guess where most books are bought these days? Don’t panic if you can’t.  Just breath.  I listed the answers below.

  • Amazon.com: 25 percent
  • E-commerce less Amazon: 19 percent
  • Walmart: 13 percent
  • Book clubs: 11 percent
  • Barnes & Noble: 11 percent
  • E-book/audio download site: 10 percent
  • BN.com: 4 percent
  • Other online retailer: 4 percent
  • Supermarket and grocery stores: 3 percent
  • Warehouse clubs: 3 percent

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Happy reading.  Have you embraced the e-book yet?