Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to Beat the Rejection Blues #Wwow #writingtip


Face it! Rejection and writing go hand in hand, be it with a publisher, an agent, or from a bad review. 

Having just lived through another rejection last week, Here's what I did (and normally do.)
1. Cry. Yep, I'm a sap.
2. Play computer games... to hell with that manuscript waiting for me.
3. Put my Kindle in the drawer... why did those authors make it and I didn't?
4. Drink some wine... and more wine... and WHINE.
5. Wake up and try it all again.

I've had to rethink about how to get past those rejection blues. If I could skip the whole day of feeling blah, I would, but I personally think it's good to get it out of our system.. Then what? What can we do? Here's my advice.

1. Let it sink in, sit there for a few minutes and then move on. If you dwell on the pain for too long, it will destroy your motivation, will power, or kill off your muse. We don't want that!

2. Learn from your rejection. Sometimes an editor/agent will give you advice in their rejection letter. Use these suggestions to improve your manuscript. It's all a learning experience!

3. Review a publisher/agent guidelines carefully. Sometimes your manuscript can simply be rejected based on not following directions.

4. Know you're not the only one. We all face rejection. Check out this great blog post. 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Rejected

5. DON'T STOP WRITING! If you stop, they've beat you. You are a winner. You can do it. Fix it. Make it better.Move on.

Self-publishing Rejection

Some great author's advice:
“I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.”
—Anita Diamant

“Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work.”
—James Lee Burke

Snoopy's rejection response

Chin up! Keep writing! Move forward!

Follow along and read all this week's posts.
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blogiversary Event Coming Soon!

Mark Your Calendars!
March 6 - 11
One Year Blogiversary Bash

Just a little preview of what to expect...


5-page Manuscript Critiques by Entranced Publsihing editors, Ashley Christman and Eden Plantz, authors Lindsey Louckes, Kimberly Comeau, Melinda Dozier

Query Critique from author ST Bende

Ebooks/Print Book from authors Chantel Rhondeau, Michele Shriver, Rachel Kall, Kara Leigh Miller, Paloma Beck, Kimberly Comeau, Lacey Wolfe, Serena Zane, Rachelle Ayala, Christina McKnight

Amazon Gift Certificates from Louise Gornall and Melinda Dozier

Books given away include:



Please come celebrate my one year of blogging. I hope to see you there!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Turning Point by Tiffany A. Snow - Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway

Thank you for stopping by and checking out Tiffany A. Snow's newest novel, Turning Point Blog Tour. 

Check out the fabulous cover!

After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.

And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.

While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.

Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.

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Thank you to Melinda for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series.  There will be a total of five books in the series.  Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.

Melinda asked if I had any advice for newbie authors.  I think we are at an exciting time to be an author, perhaps the best time ever for anyone aspiring to write.  No one’s career is the same as another and everyone’s path is different. 

My path began with self-publishing.  I had a career already in the IT field and wasn’t discontented with that choice.  Writing as a career was more one of those dreams that seemed very unobtainable.  So I concentrated on writing what made me happy and making it the best it could possibly be.  My first book went through three different editors and many revisions before I felt it was ready to be sold.  Amazon’s KDP program is what I chose and it was definitely the right path for me.  Soon after self-publishing my second book, I signed with Montlake Romance.

Self-publishing combined with the contract with Montlake enabled me to quit my day job and write full time.  I hope that remains the case and that the books sell well, but as any author can tell you, sales are impossible to predict so I may return to my IT field at some point, but I won’t stop writing.  I’m addicted now.

So my advice for newbie authors is this – write the very best book you can, edit and revise, then edit and revise again.  Keep your eye on your personal goal – is it to make a living as an author?  Have the prestige of an agent and/or publishing house behind you?  Both?  Either way, choose the path that will accomplish your goals, no one else’s, because at the end of the day, it’s YOUR career and YOUR life.

Now, enough serious talk.  Melinda wants me to talk about who I think are my Top 5 Romantic Heroes.  Um, talk about hot men?  Yes, please.  ;-)
#5 – Zsadist, Lover Awakened of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

What’s not to love about Zsadist?  His tortured psyche and scars, both emotional and physical, is enough to make any woman want to offer to be his shoulder to cry on, not that he’d take you up on that.  His vulnerability carefully disguised under a lethal exterior of menace and hostility make Zsadist the perfect contemporary tortured Alph-male hero.

#4 – Christopher Seton, A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Published in 1982, Kathleen Woodiwiss was ahead of her time in creating her hero, Christopher Seton.  More akin to the Alpha-male heroes of contemporary romance, Christopher is a dashing privateer who desperately falls in love with Erienne, the heroine of the novel, who ends up being auctioned on the block by her father to a wealthy but scarred Lord Saxton.  Murder, vengeance, a dark secret all wrapped around Christopher’s continued pursuit of Erienne make A Rose in Winter a book I’ve read and reread a dozen times.

#3 – Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
Is any list of romantic heroes complete without our Mr. Darcy?  Jane Austen is a favorite author and Pride and Prejudiceranks as high as Persuasion on my favorite novels list.  Deep and complex, Ms. Austen’s heroes keep you coming back for more.

#2 – Eric Northman, The Southern Vampire Mysteries
Six feet and four inches of blond haired, blue eyed, sex-on-two-legs – what’s not to like about Eric?  Oh yeah, he drinks blood, is over 1,000 years old and can fly, but why let those pesky little things bother you?  A complex and as Alph-male as they get, Eric is the standard to which I hold all other paranormal heroes in contemporary fiction.  (And Alexander Skarsgard’s portrayal of him on True Blood hasn’t hurt either.)

#1 – Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind
Suave, dashing, charming, rich, a sometimes outlaw, Rhett Butler always knew just what to say and do in his unrelenting pursuit of the elusive Scarlett O’Hara.  A sometimes gorgeous, a lot heartbreaking, but always fascinating romance, these two characters have a love affair that spanned three marriages, a miscarriage, the death of a child, and a war.

Tiffany is giving away, a grand prize of the winner's choice, KINDLE Paperwhite or HD. Winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter below.  Additionally, I will award one lucky commenter a Kindle copy or print copy of one of her KATHLEEN TURNER books, winner's choice (Print copy is Cont US only). So, make sure you leave a comment about why you would like to win this book! Winner will be chosen on Feb. 28 at midnight.

Be sure to visit the other bloggers for more awards and chances to win!

February 19 SnifferWalk Books The Muse Unleashed Guilty Pleasures
February 20 Momma's Books Lori's Book Blog
February 21 My Fiction Nook Hesperia Loves Books Romancing the Book
February 22 Melinda Dozier Reading Romances Simply Ali
February 23 Musings of a Bookworm Storm Goddess Reviews Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books February 24 Reading, Eating & Dreaming Reading Between The Wines Heart Breaking Reviews Cocktails and Books
February 25 Little Fiction of Every Flavour Scorching Book Reviews Journey With Books
February 26 Tattooed Book Reviews Sugar & Spice Read Your Writes
February 27 Romance Book Craze My Life Beyond Labels Ali's Bookshelf
February 28 Talk Supe Harlie's Books Queen of the Night Reviews

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why Authors Should Use Google Plus #Wwow

Last week I gave a tutorial on how to use Google Plus. This week I will focus on the WHY. 

Google Plus is another great resource/tool for authors. Each day, more and more people are signing up. Those that do use Google Plus rave about the benefits and the future potential.

What a writer can do on Google Plus to make your profile more appealing:

  • provide links to your blog, websites, public profiles, online book store
  • Share information. Write posts of interests for your fans, fellow authors, blogs you follow to establish yourself as an expert and to build up your "brand."
  • Add photos of anything author related: cover photos, conventions you attend, etc.
  • Upload videos: book trailers, author introductions

Here is what makes Google's social outlet a great resource for authors: 

1. Google Plus is part of the Search Engine Google which makes your posts public, and ultimately brings more traffic to your site. Connecting your Google profile to your blog provides more search results.Check your stats! The proof is there.

2. It's all about "CIRCLES." Adding your followers/friends into specific titled circles aids in who you send posts to, and who sees your posts. Here are some good suggestions for authors: Authors, Reviewers, Bloggers, Editors, Publishers, Family, Friends, Triberr. 

3. Use hashtags in your posts to make it search-friendly. I've used the regular hashtags we use on twitter: #amwriting, #amediting. You can also tag people in your post (similar to Facebook). 

4. Each post has a "comment" option. This is easier to follow than, say, Twitter where comments are all over the place. It is one centralized place.

5. Wanna hangout? Google Plus has a "hangout" feature. I haven't used this much, as I'm still learning, but it's the big hype on Google Plus. It's a group video feature where you can interact with a "Circle." This is ideal for writer's conferences, writer's conferences, an online event such as book discussion, giveaway party, book reading sessions, interviews. The list is endless. I'd love to hear from anyone who's experienced this. 

With all the wonderful features Google Plus offers, I think a writer must add Google Plus to their platform of social media. Take the plunge and join the network. Don't forget to follow me at:

WoW is a Smart & Savvy Group of Authors who write this weekly feature for their blog each Wednesday. While we don't claim to be experts, the goal is to impart what we've learned about writing, editing, getting published, book promotion, and more along the way. 
Follow along and read all this week's contributors' posts. 

Tammy Dennings Maggy Trying out Scrivener
Lacey Wolfe Marketing/PR for beginners
Paloma Beck List Yourself at

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Funnies

Valentine's Day is full of love! I hope you are all having a LOVELY day. For a smile, see below:

#channingtatum #valentine #funny

i also like ryan gosling valentine

Valentine's Day humor

Valentine's Day Humor

Ryan Gosling valentine's day

Have a GREAT and HAPPY Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Google Plus for Newbies #Wwow

With all the social media out there, it's hard to keep up, but I found one place that ties in a little Facebook with Twitter -- Google Plus! I'll admit that when I first tried it, I was overwhelmed. But after spending a little time navigating through Google +, I found that I actually like it a lot. 

So, I will try to make a quick basic tutorial for newbies out there. Next week I will share why I think authors should use it for promotional purposes.

First, you will create your profile. Here is mine.

It's much like the timeline wall on Facebook. Your personal information, a picture of yourself, a cover picture, friends (who you follow) and your posts/wall. This is also where you can post your blog links or other information you want to share. Here is an example of my last post:

Here you can see my post titled "Book Spotlight Only You by Lorna Peel". You can write as much as you want about the post/link, add a link (or not) and a picture from the post will appear. You can choose from as many pics as you provide on the post. Also see the empty box at the top. This is the square where you can insert a new post. What I like is that you can choose which "Circle" you want to send the post to. You can also add a picture, video, file or link. 

Next is the HOME screen where you see the "Newsfeed" from the people you follow.

Here you will see posts, links, pictures, follower suggestions, trending hash tags. You can also post on this page. 

How do you find people to follow? There is an icon for FIND PEOPLE. Google will suggest people via your email or with the same interests.

Once you add friends to follow, you can place them into specified CIRCLES. You have the liberty to name your circles whatever you want (Authors, Publishers, Reviewers, etc.)

One last favorite aspect of Google Plus is the Communities section. You can find other people/groups with similar interests. You can even start your own community. 

There is so much more to the Google Plus Network, be it games, hangouts, exploration, events. Too much for a newbie, so I started with the basics. Try it out today, if you haven't already, and you won't be dissapointed. I can be found at:

Next week, I will discuss why Google Plus is an important social network for authors. 

WoW is a Smart & Savvy Group of Authors who write this weekly feature for their blog each Wednesday. While we don't claim to be experts, the goal is to impart what we've learned about writing, editing, getting published, book promotion, and more along the way. 
Follow along and read all this week's contributors' posts. 

You can follow us on twitter at #WWoW.
Or find us on facebook at Words of Wisdom.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Spotlight - Only You by Lorna Peel

It is a great pleasure to have fellow Entranced Publishing author, Lorna Peel, at my blog today. Lorna's novel, Only You, will be the first contemporary romance published by Entranced, on April 1. Read on for more information.


Title: Only You
Author: Lorna Peel
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Publishing Date: April 1, 2013


Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty–as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.

Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.

Can Jane handle living — and loving — in the spotlight?


To read CHAPTER ONE, click the link HERE.


You can find Lorna Peel at the following links. 

Mark your calendars, because you don't want to miss this read! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreaker Blog Hop - Audible Book, $GC, Swag

HEARTBREAKERS. Who have been your favorites? In all the romances we read, there must be a happily ever after, but somewhere in between the beginning and the end, a heart break takes place. 

And of course, I have to talk about Jake from Time Changes Everything, since he was a heart breaker in Amanda's early years. You will see this in my prequel to Time Changes Everything which is called Boy Next Door.  Find the blurb and excerpt below:

Dumped on Homecoming Dance night, Amanda Larson assumes that her life is over. That is until Jake Edwards, her next-door neighbor and long time crush, has come to the rescue. Although he is only visiting from college, Amanda can't help but hope that their night will lead into something bigger. Jake, on the other hand, knows that despite his attraction to little Mandy, he can't commit, not while he’s away at college. Still, Amanda will never forget the kiss she shares with the boy next door.

 Hope you enjoy this small excerpt to my sweet romance.

Her look says it all...

From Boy Next Door, a WIP (unedited version)

When Amanda stopped laughing, Jake hesitated a moment. Her eyes searched his face for something and he knew exactly what. To hell with it. He was off at college anyway. One kiss wouldn't hurt. He brought his hand down to her cheek. “And taking you tonight was my pleasure, Mandy. I should be thanking you.”
Amanda looked up at Jake with her warm green eyes. He couldn't hold back. Not when her eyes asked for what his mind told him to do. “Damn, you really are beautiful.” 
Amanda gasped and the sky suddenly surrounded his senses. The clouds stopped moving and the wind no longer blew its breeze. Without thinking, Jake bent slowly and placed his lips to Amanda’s. 


Now to the Giveaway: I will be giving away an Audible Romance Book from the choices below. All these choices have my fave heart breakers. 

All He Ever Dreamed | [Shannon Stacey]
Shannon Stacey's Newest

The Marriage Bargain: Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1 | [Jennifer Probst] 
On Dublin Street | [Samantha Young]
Haven't read this one, but have it waiting in my Audible list!

All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below. Be sure to include a comment with your email for a chance to win the BIG prizes: Kindle/Nook, $GC, and SWAG pack.

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We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Don't forget to visit the other participants in the blog hop for more chances to win. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book Tour: Edie and the CEO Spotlight & Giveaway

Edie Rowan is passionate about workers’ rights, wanting her Sixties protester grandparents to be proud of her. But championing the little guy gets her in trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk. Kirk is Mr. Ultra-Executive with his expensive hand-tailored suits and his eyes the steel blue of a finely tempered sword—but for the intriguing contradictions of his neat ponytail and square workman’s hands. 

Edie’s latest disaster, a teambuilding exercise gone facepalm wrong, leads to a knockdown drag-out with rival manager Bethany “The B”—or add the “Itch”—Blondelle. The incident is the last straw for Kirk. He sends Edie to management camp and to her shock, announces he will drive her there himself. She wonders why he would want eighteen hours of enforced intimacy with her, even as she’s dazzled by his sparkling white smile and killer dimple.

Everett walks away from the confrontation with a headache. For years he has protected Edie from the fallout of her righteous crusading, but this may be the last time. A corporate backstabber is trying to eject Everett from his job. Even so, he’s looking forward to spending time on the drive with Edie, attracted to her sunny red curls, fiery personality and fine dark eyes.

Then a snowstorm forces them to seek shelter in an empty mountain cabin. Edie thinks she will take the lead in wilderness survival but Kirk proves more durable than his Italian loafers and silk sweater would suggest. The extended stay rubs them together in all sorts of ways, kindling emotional and physical flames. But when their corporate shells burn away, what secrets will be revealed?

An excerpt from
Edie and the CEO
Copyright © 2013 Mary Hughes All rights reserved — a Crimson Romance publication
Edie wants to make her 60s protester grandparents proud. But championing the little guy gets her in trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk. Someone's trying to force Everett out of his job, and Edie's latest escapade hasn't helped. A snowstorm and an empty cabin makes them confront their attraction.

Chapter One
Smack in the middle of the workday, because her brain was fried, Edith Ellen Rowan made her computer chirp Old MacDonald. Naturally that got her into trouble with The Bitch.
At first, Edie didn’t even register the problem. Four sunny bars bee-booped before it hit her—her computer was playing a children’s nursery song in an office full of conservative, nitpicky ears. Houghton Howell Enterprises was staid like an insurance company’s gray suit (fun was something you had on the golf course, or once a year at the Christmas party, but never ever on the job). 
“Suck it to shell.” Edie hit the escape key. As ee-eye-ohhh died, she braced against the proverbial fan scattering the proverbial manure in the form of Bethany Blondelle, known to most of the company as The ‘B’ if they were feeling kindly, adding the ‘itch’ if they were not.
Shoulders hunched and breath held, Edie waited. She’d only been trying to motivate her people. Managing a team of programmers at HHE, a firm that sold innovative (read: expensive) solutions in accounting for large companies (read: deep pockets) wasn’t easy. Her team members were getting as fried as she, and so she’d proposed the music-writing contest.
Nothing happened. Edie gradually relaxed. 
The Star Spangled Banner burst lustily from Jack’s cubicle next door. Edie groaned.
“What the HELL is that NOISE?” Bethany had her vocal caps lock on again. This would be bad. “Who’s making all that racket? Edie? Edie!”
Edie face-palmed. The contest was supposed to be a bit of fun, not cause for Armageddon. She’d have preferred to ignore The B, but “Bethany” and “proactive” were so synonymous they were hyperlinked on Wikipedia. 
Sure enough, a long leg popped through the opening of Edie’s cubicle, followed by the lady herself in eye-bleeding red. Bethany’s fashion sense was from the DoMeHard channel. Her snappy skirts were hemmed just below her panty line. Today’s suit also featured a plunging sweetheart neckline, a chunky citrine necklace getting suffocated in her Wonder-enhanced cleavage. Her long, sleek hair was dyed crayon yellow #6.
Edie looked down at her own lacy teal tee, navy pants and wool blazer and wondered if she was underdressed. 
“What is the meaning of this racket?” Bethany leaned on Edie’s desk, looming over her. Invading personal space—“A” in the ABCs of corporate dominance. 
“Project Pleiades. We had a month to deadline—until your good buddy Junior chopped that to a week.”
“Respect, Edie. Mr. Howell, not ‘Junior.’”
“I’ll respect Mr. Pharaoh Howell when he respects the workers. That deadline is a nightmare. My team has been working twelve-hour days and more. I’ve tried to push back, but you know Junior. Only the Evil Overlord can buck him.”
“Stop it.” Bethany tossed her head, a fleeting remnant of the girl Edie once knew. “The issue is not our executives. The issue is that...racket.” She waved her hand toward Jack’s cubicle, where the anthem was on its final verse.  
“Handling Stress 101, Bethany. Work on something else.”
“Playing music on company time?” Bethany glared down her high-bridged nose.
“Stupidity 101. You should listen to me if you want to go anywhere in this company.” She pointed to her cleavage, fingertip disappearing to the first knuckle. “After all, my team’s twice the size of yours.”
“Bigger isn’t better. It’s all about how you use it.” Edie grinned. “How about you run your team and I’ll run mine?”
“You don’t run your team.” Bethany sneered. “They run you.”
“It’s called empowerment.” Edie took pride in her outspoken team. She wanted her grandparents, hard-core sixties protesters, to be proud of her. They’d raised her from a little girl when her parents had died, and she loved them to pieces. “It’s a proven management style.”
Jack’s computer shifted to A Hundred Bottles of Beer.
“Management?” One corner of Bethany’s perfect lips curled. “The only management I see is mis-management.”
“Ba-dum-bum.” Edie was suddenly tired of the whole conversation.
And, as Jack’s computer continued to tweet bottles down, doubt gnawed at her. It was quite a racket.
“Other people are trying to work.” Bethany went for the kill. “Keep your hooligans under control or I’m going to have to tell Mr. Kirk.”
Edie suppressed a moan. Of all the straight-laced overbearing big shots at HHE, Edward Everett Kirk, president and CEO, was the biggest, straight-laciest. Like laced corsets...naughty corsets in Kirk’s competent hands—
“The way you two fight, it’s only a matter of time before he gets fed up and fires you.” Mme La B’itch drew a red-enameled nail across her slim throat.
Edie winced. “It’s called ‘corporate unfriending’ now. And I couldn’t help the janitor incident. Or the thing with the Super Soaker. Look, I’ll talk to my people. Just cut us some slack, okay? We’ve been working ridiculous hours.”
“Edie, you idiot. Has it ever occurred to you that your ridiculous hours are because of you?”
Them’s fightin’ words. Edie raised narrowed eyes. “I beg your pardon?”
Bethany leaned knuckles on the desk. “Only one kind of project manager confuses effort with efficiency: a bad one.”
“Enough.” Edie jumped to her feet, nearly head-butting Bethany. “Outside. Now.”
“And freeze my butt off? Hardly.” Bethany’s nose was inches from Edie’s. “You have absolutely no decorum, do you? That shouldn’t surprise me, considering the hippies who raised you.”
Edie lost it. “My grandparents were heroes! They fought for what they believed in, rallied at protest marches—”
“Pretty stories. Your grandpa was a long-haired unwashed bum. Your grandma wasn’t much better than a free love hooker.”
Edie snarled. “Now you listen here, you b—”
“If Mr. Kirk were here—”
“Mr. Kirk,” a deep voice rang with power, “is here. And I want to know what, precisely, is going on.”

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Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for more about Edie and the CEO:

February 4 Heart Breaking Reviews Romance Book Craze February 5 Harlie's Books Read Your Writes My Life Beyond Labels February 6 My Fiction Nook Tattooed Book Review Guilty Pleasures February 7 Melinda Dozier Blackraven Erotic Cafe Storeybook Reviews February 8 AJ's Reading Nook Simply Ali February 11 What's On The Bookshelf Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!! February 12 Sugar and Spice Reviews Escape2Books February 13 My Odd Little World Blackraven's Reviews A Little Fiction of Every Flavour February 14 Literary R & R Smardy Pants Book Blog Sarah Aisling