Misadventures with a Book Boyfriend By Victoria Blue

Misadventures with a Book Boyfriend 
by Victoria Blue
Release Date 5th March
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Genre: Contemporary Romance 
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I rated this book 5 *****’s The power of cleaning your image This book is so much fun to read as a bookworm myself. Everybody dreams that book boyfriend that sweep our feet and fulfill dreams and fantasies. This book is about friendship, dreams and to find second chance of love. It is very a steamy read too. Prepare to fan yourself at the same time be amazed. The story will teach you to never give up your dreams. It is a story of friends and the true meaning of friendship. It is another great series from the Misadventures. I am looking forward to reading more. My very first time to read the book of the author and so far I liked her writing. I am also looking forward to learning more about her books.
Synopsis
A washed-up model at the age of 27, Oliver Connely has gone from being a household name to barely making the rent. It’s time to think fast—and cash in big—with a can’t-miss idea inspired by the passion he sees in a handful of romance novel fans. Book Boyfriend Incorporated is born.
Can’t. Miss.
Right?
Except for the unexpected glitches Oliver’s business plan doesn’t cover—like falling for one of his “lonely lady” clients, Bailey Hardin, a politician’s wife who’s as smart and loyal as she is beautiful and sexy. Their chemistry, instant and scorching, is already a problem—but when Bailey’s husband turns up dead, the pair quickly learns they’re facing more than a simple PR nightmare.
The mess intensifies when Oliver’s best friend decides to put a bid in for the freshly vacated city manager position, ensuring Oliver is now caught between his longtime best friend and his new ladylove. The clock is ticking, and the political scandal is growing. Tough decisions must be made—especially because, for the first time in Oliver’s life, matters of his heart are on the line.
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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
Meet The Author
Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. 
Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!
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Misadventures of a Curvy Girl Book by Sierra Simone

Misadventures of a Curvy Girl
by Sierra Simone
Release Date: 19th February 2019
Synopsis
For the first time in her life, Ireland Mills is happy with her body. No more fad diets, no more hiding from every camera in the room, no more low self-esteem. She’d rather be alone than with someone who’ll only love her if she’s skinny.
Caleb Carpenter and Ben Weber are everything Ireland and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce dreamed of when conceptualizing the “Real Kansas” promotional campaign. They’re handsome, young, educated, and totally dedicated to their small prairie town.
When Ireland’s Prius gets stuck on a Kansas dirt road and a massive storm rips through town, she’s left stranded with nowhere to turn but to Caleb and Ben. These two hunky country boys are impossible to ignore, but could they ever be interested in her as well?
Caleb and Ben are more than interested…and they’re willing to share. After their first night together, they know this has to be more than a one-time thing. They need to make her theirs forever. But can they convince Ireland they love her, curves and all?
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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance. I rated this book 5 *****’s Believing yourself when you can do it I am not a fan of threesome and was surprised that this book involved the threesome. I never stop reading until the very end. This story is beyond delicious in your wildest dreams. It also gives you the power of believing yourself despite your family and community is not supportive. It is a beautiful and unusual love story but the sweetest ever. I am enjoying the rest of the Misadventures series, this book is no different. Knowing that I enjoyed reading some books from the author, she did not disappoint me with this story. It is not about the body type you have but the confidence to face any challenges and being true to yourself is a beautiful story to learned from reading this book.
Meet the Author
Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).
She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.
Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in a one-room schoolhouse in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order
She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they’re so naughty we don’t talk about them.)
The social media she cares about the most are Spotify and (her very very NSFW) Tumblr. Following her in those places is a true love language, indeed.
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Hook (Men of Inked: Southside)

Hook (Men of Inked: Southside 3)  by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss
Release date: 15th January  A Standalone Contemporary Romance Buy The Book ❥ menofinked.com/hook Add to your TBR #Hook #ChelleBliss #ReleaseBlitz #MenofInked
Hook is the third book in the Men of Inked: Southside series and features Angelo Gallo. 
Synopsis
Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part. 
But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems impossible, until the day that I walk into Tilly Carter’s cupcake shop. 
I’ve never met a woman like her—sassy, dirty-mouthed, and smells like vanilla and sin. Someone that makes me want to sweep her off her feet. 
But there’s pain in her emerald eyes that mirrors mine. 
A past that neither of us can truly escape.
Now that I have her, I’ll do anything to keep her.
I rated this book 5 *****’s My new favorite book of Ms. Chelle Bliss I am sad that I let go of Resist Me as my favorite book from the author but Hook is my new favorite. You might need a Kleenex while reading this book. The story is amazing. You will pour out your hearts and might bawl like a baby. The sweetest yet the most emotional book I read this year. If you have a sweet tooth, you will even love to enjoy eating the cupcakes even more. Losing someone is the hardest but letting go your past brings the bright future. This love story is so epic. I loved every moment while devouring reading this book in one night. Book that is hard to put it down for me is the best read ever and Hook indeed hooked me in my Nook.
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Meet the Author
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

Dangerous Delays: An Emily Lazzaro Book By Joyce Strand

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Finding a corpse buried with Native American artifacts wasn’t the first delay of the renovation Emily faced. But she was not prepared for what followed. A murder investigation, excavation to uncover more artifacts, and drug dealers looking for missing product further delay the mansion’s restoration into an iconic B&B. While facing these setbacks, Emily is also realizing her growing attraction to a local chef, a man who believes a relationship isn’t possible due to his commitment to care for his brain-injured brother. I rated this book 4 ****’s When good deeds ruined by greediness This book is full of mystery and unselfish love. It twists your mind and thought you figured out the mystery but you are wrong. When good deeds ruined by greediness and dangerous delays happen for Emily. This main character has bad luck you can imagine. The setting is just beautiful. Beach, wine and friendship makes this book a sweet but mysterious read. I enjoyed reading this book and looking forward for the main character happy ending with her man.

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About Emily Lazzaro

Emily Lazzaro is the daughter of Wayne Lazzaro, the winemaker for the Hilltop Sunset winery in the previously published three Brynn Bancroft mysteries. She moved with her fiancé to Ramona, Calif., a rural community near San Diego, following graduation from college with a degree in hospitality. Her fiancé was eager to purchase a vineyard and develop a winery in the up and coming Ramona wine region, which suited Emily’s goals.

However, after moving to Ramona, it becomes apparent to Emily that she is not a good match for her fiancé. She discovers that he does not respect her opinions and insists on making decisions without her input. So she breaks off the engagement.

She decides to remain in Ramona despite her fiancé living there with his new vineyard. She appreciates the unique rocky terrain and proximity to the ocean and San Diego, along with the mixture of fine wineries, artists, and equestrian activities. She makes her living doing people’s taxes, and when Dangerous Changes opens, we discover she is looking to make a career change. I rated this book 4 ****’s When good deeds ruined by greediness This book is full of mystery and unselfish love. It twists your mind and thought you figured out the mystery but you are wrong. When good deeds ruined by greediness and dangerous delays happen for Emily. This main character has bad luck you can imagine. The setting is just beautiful. Beach, wine and friendship makes this book a sweet but mysterious read. I enjoyed reading this book and looking forward for the main character happy ending with her man. Also available: Dangerous Changes (An Emily Lazzaro Mystery)

A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancé who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California?

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About the Author

Joyce T. Strand is the author of contemporary and historical who-done-it mysteries.

She is the author of the Jillian Hillcrest Mysteries, ON MESSAGE, OPEN MEETINGS, and FAIR DISCLOSURE; the Brynn Bancroft Mysteries, HILLTOP SUNSET, and LANDSCAPE FOR MURDER; the Emily Lazzaro Mysteries, DANGEROUS CHANGES, and the latest release DANGEROUS DELAYS; and a historical mystery, THE JUDGE’S STORY.

Much like Jillian, Joyce headed corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in California’s Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing by-lined articles, press releases, white papers, and brochures to publicize her companies.

Joyce has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teenager. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve a mystery before it is revealed. Therefore Joyce relished the transition from writing press releases to writing fiction.

Today she writes and publishes a blog (http://strandssimplytips.blogspot.com), contributes articles to a regional wine magazine, and continues to pen mysteries. She lives with her two cats and her collection of cow statuary in Southern California near San Diego. She enjoys seeing Broadway musicals, eating at gourmet restaurants, and tasting fine wine—in addition to reading mysteries, of course.

Joyce received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. specializing in international relations and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA specializing in political science.

 

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My 4th book postcard come from Albany New York

I received this book postcard from Katie in Albany, New York. It is my 4th book postcard that I received. I got it six days after she sent it last March 9th of 2018.

 

I wish that all my books are filed this neatly. I need to rearrange my bookshelves. Maybe, my husband can moved my bookshelves in the other room instead of our bedroom. Most of my books are on top of my dresser.

My 3rd book postcard from Canada

Amanda from Canada sent me this beautiful book postcard. It took a week to arrived here to New York. She sent last February 21st of 2018.

 

The front cover says ” She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live” which is very true. Once you are a bookworm, your love for reading is so intense.  Book is one theme in my postcrossing profile. Thank you so much Amanda for this beautiful book postcard. I really loved it.

 

More Than Desire Book By Rachel De Lune

Book: More Than Desire
Author: Rachel De Lune

Genre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: 7th August 2017

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Synopsis

Escape, it was the reason James Riley flew to the other side of the world. His family believed he’d left for career progression—an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, and his lie was so good even he believed it. Australia was perfect for him. It helped him forget his one and only mistake. A relationship was the last thing on his mind because he was never going to fall for a woman again.

Ariana Scott thought she wanted a Dom. That choice cost her both blood and tears. A year later, she was still trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Her interest in the sexy British guy was too soon, too fast, and because of her job, off limits. But the lure of James Riley was a temptation she couldn’t shake off.

When a safe vanilla fling turns into a relationship, her career, her family, and her lifestyle threaten to tear her world apart. She’s fallen hard and is prepared to put everything on the line for James. He makes her question everything she thinks she knows about herself but there is only one answer when casual sex becomes more than desire.

I rated this book 5 *****’s

 

Such a beautiful love story.

Lust is a wild feelings but it is even more sexy when you desire for that someone to close to your heart not just mind. James and Ria had an instant chemistry but it is forbidden. It is such a beautiful story when two people need to move on from their past.

When you love somebody, set them free, if she/he comes back, then it is meant to be which is very true for James and Ria. Love is so strong for these two and conquering both of their fears are so intense.

Ria, the Princess of her Daddies heart needs to move on and follow her heart. It is hard for her especially moving on from the other side of the pond but James who loved her the most, willing to do everything.

This is such a beautiful story of second chances of love. The sex scenes are even more delicious. I loved this series. It is emotional, intense and sexy. You will enjoy reading the entire series.

 

 

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Excerpt

I’m fortunate to have my own office. Olivia and the rest of the team work in an open-plan space just beyond my door. I don’t shut my office door much, as I like working with people, and office banter amongst co-workers is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t interfere with productivity. However, my open door is being forced shut more and more, and the reason is Ria.
John’s desk sits directly in front of my office, so when she visits the team and works with John, I have a clear view of her. It’s like I’m spying on her—the profile of her face, the lines of her body—all there for my perusal. She’s driving me fucking crazy. And there is no sense in it. We’ve barely spoken a handful of times. I’ve met dozens of women since I’ve been in Australia, yet the only action my cock has seen is from my right hand while imagining bending Ariana over my fucking desk. It’s this girl that has sent my brain into overdrive and diverts the blood supply to my cock every time.
Whenever I see her, she is wearing green. She is a goddess, and I’m turning into a petulant child. Despite my earlier conversation with her, I’m still to see what she is working on. She spouts some marketing lingo during our meeting, and I go with it. Obviously, it’s my dick thinking and not my brain.
My mind is always elsewhere when she is around. I can’t concentrate. I’m too busy fantasising about her legs being wrapped around my waist or what lies underneath whatever shade of green she’s wearing that day.
A knock at my door breaks my daytime fantasy, and I bark my reply.
“I’m sorry, James, is this a good time?” Ria slips inside my office and lingers without shutting the door.
“What can I do for you?” I quash the visions of her that immediately invade my mind.
“I want to go over the plan I’ve been working up. You said you wanted to sign-off before anything concrete happens.” She pushes the door closed, and with the snick of the latch the room temperature soars.
“Alright.” I man up and take a breath. She sits in the seat opposite my desk as if she owns the room.
“So, Scott Brown and Partners has been losing ground to competitors, and I want to up our corporate visibility. We work with some of the biggest and best clients in Australia, but more often than not, we don’t see those news stories or deals in the press.”
“Many of the transactions we advise and negotiate aren’t ones our clients want plastered over social media, Ria.”
“I know that, but we can still capitalise on what we’re doing. I want to look at a charity event. Sponsors, press…”
“We do charity events,” I snip.
“But you don’t involve the clients. What Scott Brown has done so far is to try and show a charitable side to the company by putting on those events. That’s fine for brand profile, but I want to leverage the names of our clients as well.” She holds my gaze, and it does nothing to help my pulse. I don’t see the difference between what we do and what she is proposing, but at least I understand her words and my tongue is still in my mouth.
“So you propose?”
“A gala event where we align our clients without the obvious PR spiel.”
“And you really think a gala event is going to work?” I didn’t buy it.
“I know it will.” As she presents her pitch, I see her excitement. She’s animated and passionate, and it just makes her look even more damn appealing.
“So, what do you say?” she asks.
“Draft the proposals you’d send to the clients. John will look over them, and he can continue to advise on which ones would be suitable to target.” I see the smile on her face falter for just a second.
“John?”
“Yes, John.” I try not to jump to the conclusion that perhaps she is looking forward to working with me. My dick is thinking for me and getting way ahead of itself.
I walk around the desk, and she quickly jumps toward the door. She gives me the perfect opportunity to check out her peachy arse, clad in another shade of green fabric.
“Do you ever wear a colour other than green?” I know I shouldn’t have said that. It is fucking insane, but every time I see her, it makes me want to strip her down to her ivory skin.
“Yes, umm, why?” she whispers, her back to the door with me closing in on her. It’s the first sign of any vulnerability I’ve seen from her, and I resist reaching out and grabbing her.
“Because you look…” I trail off, realising everything I want to say could get me slapped with a sexual harassment suit faster than I can get a flight back to London. Because you look fucking incredible. Because I can’t think when I see you wearing green. Because it makes me want to strip it off your body. Because I’m losing my fucking mind, and I need a break. “Because it suits you.” I watch as her green eyes darken and her breathing speeds up.
I affect her! Watching her eyes dilate just makes her harder to resist. I lean toward her and reach for the door.
We’re inches apart, the closest we’ve been, and the energy between us buzzes in the air. The insane attraction I’ve been fighting isn’t one-sided. All I have to do is tip my head, and my lips will brush against hers. I’d get to taste her—just one little taste.
I open the door and break the spell. Ariana escapes. I close the door and rest my head against the wood. I didn’t come here to fall for the first fucking girl I see. Fuck, I need to get laid and get rid of this stupid attraction.


Meet The Author

Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven erotic romance. She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago. Today she’s still scribbling stories of dominance and submission and creating Happily Ever Afters.

Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes, lingerie and chocolate, in-between being a mum and a wife. She would love to give up her day job to devote more time to her scribbles.  For every woman who’s ever desired more. www.racheldelune.com

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Old Loves Die Hard Book By Lauren Carr

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Being greedy always put you to danger 
 
This book from Ms. Lauren Carr  is another mind blowing to read. She blew my mind away again. The twist is so crazy. I thought I figured it out who did it but boy! was I wrong.  
 
I am so happy that I read the very first book of this amazing series. It is such an unbelievable book. I am hooked and cannot wait to read the next book. 
 
Gnarly, the one crazy dog but always a hero is one amazing man’s best friend. I wish we have the dogs like him.  
 
Being greedy always put you to danger. People that like power will always  do anything to achieve that goals even hurting person especially a relative.  
 
This book is one mystery to unravel and you will enjoy every chapter until the last page. 

 

Why Fiction Writers Should Avoid Mixing Social Media and Politics

By Lauren Carr

 

Note: Before anyone accuses the writer of this guest post of being a “right or left-wing nut,” please be informed that she is a card-carrying Independent who has a deep distrust and dislike of any and all politicians. It is due to this dislike that she had great fun of satirizing our country’s current political situation in her best-selling mystery Candidate for Murder, in which she equally “trashed” both sides of the aisle.

 

Recently, I blocked a romance author on Twitter and Facebook.

Now this is not the first time that I had blocked someone in social media. Frankly, I have no problem blocking anyone. Usually it is because they have posted pictures of nude body parts in my timeline, but that’s another post. This post is about the seemingly no-brainer mistake that this writer had made. The horrible thing is that she is not the only writer making this error when it comes to using social media to promote fiction books.

I use social media purely for book promotion. Since my reading audience consists of mystery fans, which can be a diverse group stretching across various cultural beliefs (whether it be sex, religion, or politics), I do not originate posts on any of those subjects. It isn’t like I have any burning desire to originate such posts anyway. Anyone who knows me will tell you that my main focus is murder mysteries … and my German shepherds …and chocolate … and coffee (not necessarily in that order).

But, having said that, when it comes to Twitter, occasionally, like once or maybe twice a month, I will share a post regarding current events that strikes me as significant. Never, I repeat, never do I share posts that insults people for their beliefs. When I do these retweets, it is without added comment. I simply share the post with my 31,000-plus followers. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, my several dozen retweets a day consist of posts regarding fellow writers’ books.

So, you can imagine my reaction a couple weeks ago when a new follower responded, not direct messaged off-line, but replied to a shared post, declaring that I was “ignorant.” In other words, this romance author publicly insulted my intelligence simply because my political beliefs differed from hers.

So, without comment, without response, I immediately blocked her with two clicks of a button. No longer will she be offended by my posts or re-posts. Nor will I ever again see her postings—whether they be about politics or her books—and, as a result, I will not be sharing news about her books with my followers.

After blocking her, curiosity got the best of me and I looked up her profile. She had a whole big forty followers. I also looked her up on Facebook to find the same. Her timeline on both Facebook and Twitter consisted of anger-filled political rants against anyone who disagreed with her beliefs. Her postings were not arguments for why her views were correct, but rather insults of her political opponents’ intelligence, character, and morals—all against a banner displaying her romance novels that, I assume, she had set up these social media accounts to promote.

Book Marketing Rule #1: Don’t Alienate Potential Readers

Fiction writers with strong feelings about current political situations need to stop throwing their hissy fits and take a deep breath before alienating readers and writers on social media simply because of their different political, religious, or sexual beliefs.

To illustrate, let’s take a look at my situation with this romance author. People from all walks of life — from republicans to democrats to independents to conservatives to liberals — read romance novels. This is a huge popular genre.

Because of her lack of tolerance about a retweet in which she disagreed, this writer who only has forty followers on Twitter closed the door on a potentially advantageous avenue of book promotion. Now that I have blocked her because of her personal insult of my intelligence, none of her posts regarding guest blogs or reviews or upcoming events for her books will be shared with my 31,000 plus followers by me.

Maybe this romance writer is so intolerant of people with a differing worldview that she feels they are unworthy of reading her books—thus, she doesn’t want them to buy her books. If this is the case, she’s doing a good job of alienating literally half of her potential reading base.

The thing is, from what I have seen and heard from other writers on social media, this romance author is not an isolated case. Many fiction writers, across many genres that have nothing to do with politics, have been engaging in verbal battles with fellow authors and readers on social media. In their minds, I am sure they feel noble and courageous for standing up for their beliefs. As far as they’re concerned, they are on the side of right and anyone who disagrees with them is too stupid to read their books anyway.

Well, writers who want to sell books need to realize something before completely alienating half of their potential reading base permanently. Yes, I said half! That is fifty percent.

When it comes to using social media to promote your books, writers need to realize a basic fact about society. Generally, people “socialize” with “like-minded” people. This is people who feel, believe, or share a common interest with you. It could be a hobby—like reading—or it could be a common worldview—like religion or politics.

Me—I use social media exclusively to sell my books. My friends and followers are mystery fans and authors who cross various genres. The common thread that connects us all is our love for books—writing and reading.

Since people who think the same way tend to gravitate toward each other and become part of our own community (a world within a world), then it is very easy for us to forget that there are other people out there who think, feel, and believe differently than we do. It doesn’t mean they are “wrong” or “ignorant.” They simply have developed a different lifestyle and worldview based on their own environment.

Here’s a perfect example: Alcoholic and drug addicts, because of their illnesses, develop a lifestyle that revolves around drugs and alcohol. Their friends, and possibly their family, are fellow addicts and suppliers. That social structure is their whole world. They can’t enjoy a football game without beer. Weddings and parties must have an open bar. They can’t go out to a restaurant for dinner unless it has a wine list. Children who grow up in that environment, surrounded by alcoholics, drug users and drug dealers, learn that this is how the world operates. They don’t know any different.

When an alcoholic or drug addict goes into rehab, if they are serious about getting clean, one of the first, and hardest, things they have to do is leave that world and learn a whole new normal—learn how to enjoy a party without getting drunk or high. Oftentimes, that means cutting themselves off from friends they have had their whole lives and even some family members. They have to extract themselves from their whole social circle and create a new one.

My point is this: These fiction writers who feel so righteous attacking the intelligence or morals of readers or writers who may disagree with them—whether it be on the left or the right—are operating under a false sense of righteousness because they are so wrapped up in their social circle, made up of like-minded friends and family, that they have failed to realize how big the world outside their social circle really is.

Fiction writers should take note of the lesson to be learned from the last presidential election: our country is divided—half on the right and half on the left. Those in the mass media, Hollywood, New York, Chicago, and Washington are so wrapped up in their world of the elite that they have lost touch with the average American. Instead of taking note of that fact from the election, they have been throwing a hissy fit ever since. Hollywood celebrities who have joined in on the temper tantrum are succeeding only in alienating half of their fans by declaring them “deplorable” simply because their worldview is different.

Fiction authors who want to promote their books should play it smart and accept the fact that half of their potential readers aren’t going to vote the same as you do. So what? Unless you’re a politician looking for votes, don’t ask! Don’t even bring it up on social media.

The important thing to know about your friends and followers is this:

Do they read?

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 This second edition offers new content added to each and every chapter – personal author reflections from behind the scenes.

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Get inspired to step out of your box and embrace your potential. From the corporate world, to the arts, to working with the disenfranchised, the message is clear: there is no such thing as a normal way to live your life and no one right solution to any problem. Selected from over a hundred interviews, the stories shared here open a window on the journeys of seven women and three men who have charted their own paths, including Ruthie Davis–top US luxury shoe designer and the winner of the 2014 AAFA Footwear Designer of the Year award; and Geir Ness whose perfume is a staple in Nordstrom, Disney World, and on Disney Cruise Lines. Enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes into the unique ways these individuals have chosen to deal with life’s challenges and how they define success in their careers.

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 Author’s Bio:

Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer and speaker with a passion for interviewing. Her career as a writer began in an unusual way, by answering a Craigslist ad. It was while conducting her first interview the world shifted – she had found her passion. Since 2006, she has interviewed over 150 people from as near as her hometown of Vancouver, Canada, and as far away as South Africa.

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​Whether through a random encounter on the New York subway or via a one-on-one interview with an internationally recognized artist, the goal is the same-to give wings to the unique journeys of inspiring individuals. This goal first led the author to co-launch a successful, innovative magazine focused on professionals working in the fashion industry paired with photography and illustrations by local artists. Then in 2015, Wilson took her passion to a new audience with the release of her first book, the first in a series featuring the lives of real people living real lives.

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Drifter Book By Kathy Coopmans

Blurb

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To the outside world, Kray Brooks had it all growing up.
Wealth. The devoting parents.
The beautiful girlfriend.
Good grades.

All of it a lie, except her. The woman he left behind thirteen years ago to try and achieve his real dream… to become a musician.

Life doesn’t always go according to the plan you set out for yourself.
Sometimes, you drift. Become lost, lose hope and crash.

For thirteen years he’s been drifting wherever his guitar takes him, avoiding his past. Never thinking of his future.
Not once did he think it would all catch up to him. Until it did.

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Excerpt
“You in there or what?” Josh nudges me with his hip. His finger rises up to tap me on my temple, startling me out of my slumber. I stumble forward, damn near tripping over a guitar case that’s sitting on the edge of the sidewalk. I should be paying attention to where I’m going. There are many people here singing and offering up some sort of trick for money up and down this strip. Only the ones who can carry a tune catch my wandering eye for more than a second. Not that they all don’t deserve my attention, but the people who sing have a raw, natural talent. I become lost in their voices. Attuned. Familiar. There’s no sweet, tender, or rough and seductive voice close by. Therefore, whoever owns this particular case isn’t singing, or otherwise I may have pulled Josh to a sudden stop to listen before tumbling over it like an idiot. “Shit. Sorry about that,” I tell the man I notice standing up against the brick wall without looking at him. This is what I get for thinking about things I shouldn’t. “It was my fault,” Josh comments as we both bend down to shove the few dollar bills that fell out back into the case. The man behind us just mumbles something incoherent. I instantly feel worse for some reason. He’s worked hard for this money. In the heat no less. And here I am, scrounging around to make sure I gather it all up while assholes walk around me not giving a shit there are two people squatted down on the sidewalk. They just step around us, not bothering to offer help. Insensitive assholes. I reach into my purse and toss a hundred-dollar bill inside the case. I know most of these people spend their money on booze and drugs. I don’t care. Well, I do, really. They should be using it wisely. But who am I to judge? I only wish I could have heard him sing before we walk away. The talent they have is remarkable. It’s sad, really, how I enjoy listening to them sing on these streets for food, a home, or more than likely a fix of alcohol or drugs. I can’t help it; those voices carry me away. Some of them are truly mesmerizing. Wasted talent on a dirty street. I’m sure some are runaways with dreams shattered and hopes burned. This is the only way they know how to survive. The Hollywood record producers should listen to some of these talented people instead of shoving their lying butts into the faces of the fake boob Barbie to either get in her pants or rake her back over hot coals, sucking as much money out of her as they can. If only the rich would seek out the poor. To lend a hand to those who only think life has fed them nothing but shit. For these people to see that no matter how bad your life has been, if given the chance or a choice, you can become whoever you want to be, even if you’re alone doing it. I turn to the man whose face is darkened by the way he stands. His face is completely out of my sight with his chin tugged down to where it’s almost touching his chest. One black, shiny-booted foot rests up against the wall. His jeans hang low. He’s wearing a faded gray t-shirt that, if I’m correct, was black at one time. It also looks way too small, because my god, is it tight across his massive chest. He has shoulders any woman would love to reach around and grab as he lies on top of her. I’d give anything to see his face. To hear him sing. To observe and dissect his talent.

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I rated this book 5 *****’s 

The most emotional book I ever read from Ms. Coopmans

Prepare your Kleenex. This story is heart wrenching. The most emotional book I ever read from Ms. Coopmans.

I am so grateful that I got the chance to read the ARC of this beautiful story. This book not only is very emotional but hot as well.

Sometimes money is not enough. You have to find your own destiny to know who you really are. Being a drifter is not very easy. You are willing to let go of everything you got to chase your own dreams.

If you love to read family matters, music and hotness in one, Drifter is an amazing book for you to read. This book has so much emotions, beautiful friendship in a very extra ordinary ways. The best book I ever read from the author. I really LOVED Kray And Rori. These two has been separated for so many long years that catching up is not easy but being connected intimately is a must.

Disclosure:

I received the ARC of the book in exchange of my honest review.

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About the Author:

Kathy Coopmans

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USA Today Best-Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

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