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Hitting The Flow & Emerging Patterns

Hitting The Flow & Emerging Patterns

Finding the flow state in any creative endeavor feels like hitting the jackpot. You can’t really plan on it, you can just keep striving toward it, putting in the time and effort hoping that it’ll pay off. And then WHAM–FLOW STATE. Time ceases. Things hang in the mix, clouds emerge, floating happens, stars twinkle, a distant cow moos. And then you blink and you’re back in reality with no idea how you just spent four hours at your computer without one pee break or even a…

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Revising Resolutions

Revising Resolutions

I used to be a pretty bad resolution-maker. Really, it was because I almost never made them. I don’t tend to make resolutions at the beginning of the year, because I’ll set and achieve goals continuously, throughout the year, throughout my life. But while I was living abroad in Chile with one of my best friends, she had taken a look at some of my new year’s resolutions and scolded me for them. “They’re too vague,” she told me, shaking…

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A Pilgrimage, Of Sorts

A Pilgrimage, Of Sorts

I met a guy at a burner festival this summer. He’d pitched his tent next to ours, and invited my husband and I to share chicken patties and hot dogs one night around 1AM while we all sat watching psychadelic swirls on a huge white sheet hung in the forest nearby. It was a sublime moment, friendly and comfortable, and opened the door for us to really get to know each other (in between snack munching, that is). This new…

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Hop On the Carousel… A Blog Tour Blitz!

Hop On the Carousel… A Blog Tour Blitz!

I’ve been a little MIA, folks–I’m the first to admit it. Between settling into my first bonafide lovenest (stateside, that is) with my new husband (does saying “new husband” imply “old husband”? Because he’s the first, and hopefully the last!), finishing up the next Erotic Destinations installment, and pumping out this whirlwind blog tour, things have been a little cray! That said, I’m here today to share with you some of the results of the recent goings-on. Love nest & cray-cray included. Here…

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Start September With a Bang: LaRoche’s ‘Homeland Security’

Start September With a Bang: LaRoche’s ‘Homeland Security’

Carolyn LaRoche is BACK ON THE BLOG for the next release in her Defenders of Love series. Remember when I covered her print release, Witness Protection? Well, Book #2 of the series is called Homeland Security and releases only on Amazon on September 1st, 2015. Sounds like a mighty fine way to ring in a new month! Take a peek at the book below…   Fool me once… shame on me. Fool me twice? Well, Katie has no plans to let that…

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Romance Author Marries, Totally Neglects Publishing Schedule

Romance Author Marries, Totally Neglects Publishing Schedule

We’ve been chugging along with the Erotic Destination series; and according to my personal plan and Overarching Publication Timetable, the next installment (Book #3, Turkish Delight) is due out in approximately five days. But you know what? I underestimated what August would be like. I am, once more, a victim of my own overachieving.  I’ve realized that when I look ahead at my schedule, I turn dangerously optimistic–the sort of optimism that pumps through my veins like heroin, and makes me…

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Top 5 Ways To Kill Your Productivity

Top 5 Ways To Kill Your Productivity

By now, we all know how to stroke our muse into a frothy creative fervor. But how do we stifle it? What if we want to stomp on it, quiet it, and otherwise murder it? Not all of us have access to this information. Especially productive people probably don’t even know how to slack off or piddle away their precious time. So I’ve decided to volunteer my lifelong note-taking, live from the trenches of procrastination and work avoidance, to share…

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The Perfect Travel Companion

The Perfect Travel Companion

Ever heard of companion planting? It’s where you place certain plants alongside specific other plants so that they grow better or discourage pests. Like, for instance, planting tomato alongside basil helps improve growth and flavor. Beets are helped by lettuce and onion, while broccoli companions are bush beans, cucumber, radish, and a ton more. How does this have anything to do with travel? I think that travel can be enhanced in a very specific way, much like how basil helps…

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A Re-Released Gift!

A Re-Released Gift!

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Ishabelle Torry, one of my beloved beta readers and a fellow author I met through Breathless Press. She’s here today to talk about her adventures with self-publishing for the first time, in the wake of Breathless Press closing. There’s no surprise in this world when businesses come and go. Especially in this day and age.  We live in a fast paced society, and are constantly keeping up with the motto “kick out the old,…

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Back to Square One

Back to Square One

Now that my first publisher, Breathless Press, has officially closed, there’s a sad sense of finality there. No longer are my or my fellow author’s books available on their website, or on Amazon. It’s all gone, torn down, packed away, returned to sender. I can’t help but feel like, as an author, I’ve gone back to square one. With a lull between my next release and the re-release of my former Breathless Press titles, there’s nothing available to purchase. As…

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