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Rejection – or simply NOT NOW?

The Librarian Talks recently had me as a guest on her blog. Thank you for allowing me to share my story. I posted about rejection – it does not always mean no. You can find the full article here: The Librarian Talks.

After reading the post when it went live, I realized a couple of things.

1.) Although the article spoke of an author receiving a rejection letter, this concept could apply to any small business. The photographer that receives a NO to the photos she spent time and money producing; the online retail party that had few, if any, guests show up; and the list goes on. No matter what your profession / hobby, don’t let a NO turn you away from your passion.

2.) “My advice to beginning authors is never give up. Seek your dreams and pursue your goals with everything you have. One day that NOT NOW will turn into your REALITY.” My advice in the article was directed to authors in particular. Authors need to hear this. But so do all other business owners, dream seekers, and hobby enthusiasts.

So, hop on over the The Librarian Talks blog, read my post, and apply it to your life. Your dream!

Till next time,

Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor

Fabulous Author Friday – Ashantay Peters

2016_11_04-ashantay-peters-picHelp me welcome Romance author Ashantay Peters.

Ashantay Peters loves escaping into a well-written book. Her reading addiction also has her perusing magazines, newspapers, Internet articles and even food labels. The last is often feebly excused as an attempt to maintain health, but her friends know the truth.
She lives in the mountains of western North Carolina, a happy transplant from the much colder (and flatter) Midwest. She loves to hear from readers! Give her a holler via www.ashantay.com and she’ll get back with you as soon as she comes in from gardening or takes a break from writing her next book. You have her solemn promise that she will not stalk you.

You can find Ashantay all over the web. Find her, like her, interact with her.

Amazon Author Page   https://www.amazon.com/Ashantay-Peters/e/B00F57JMUC

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/ashantay.peters

Website http://ashantay.com/

Here’s a taste of her books:

Reading Between the Lives

Supernatural skeptic Gabriella Jung sees a psychic for answers to romance questions2016_11_04-ashantay-peters-reading-between-the-lives. Can’t hurt, right? She scoffs at the prediction that she faces parallel lives and alternate dimensions. Hours later, she’s having visions, and not from too much wine.

Adrian Comstock can’t explain his instant attraction to Gabby. Although she’s off limits, she haunts his dreams. But when the dreams change from seductive to realistic depictions of tense showdowns in the 1860s, Adrian is baffled, yet still unable to stay away.

Gabby’s reality unravels as the flood of visions increases. Can computer geek Adrian help her navigate time, space, and the 1860s? Or will they remain forever trapped in a time loop?

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Kiltless in Carolina

 

For these and all of her other books, check out her Amazon Author page.

Thank you, Ashantay Peters for being with us today!

 

Fabulous Author Friday – Linda Joyce

2016_10_07-linda-joyce-pictureMeet the lovely Linda Joyce. When I say lovely, I mean it in every sense. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in an author and non-author atmosphere. She is enlightening, engaging, and brings a smile to my face. Such a delight to be around. If you have not read her books yet, you are at a loss. Linda brings her characters to life and her writing style surrounds you, placing you in the setting and feel of her stories. Please welcome her, and show her some love.

I’m going to start with one of my favorite books of Linda’s. This book touched me in many ways. At the time I read it, Linda and I had not met, but I felt as if the words she wrote were for me. This book contributed to my healing at a very rough time in my life. I’m positive that when you read this book, you will be touched.

Her Heart’s Desire  Amazon Buy Link

Artist Amelia Britton battles her older brother for the right to remain on the family farm—their inheritance after their parents’ tragic deaths—she faces a looming mortgage, weather 2016_10_07-linda-joyce-her-hearts-desirethreatens to destroy her crops, and the man she secretly loves only sees her as Craig’s little sister.

After serving his country in Afghanistan, Lucas Dwyer expected to return home to his family’s farm, but the bank foreclosed. Undeterred, he begins combining-for-hire to support his younger sister in college. His best friend convinces him to discourage local guys from dating Amelia. Craig wants her back in the city, farming is too hard for a woman alone. Only one problem—Lucas has fallen in love with Amelia.

With family, the bank, and the weather conspiring against them, can Amelia and Lucas ever hope to grow the love blooming between them?

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Love and Grace    Amazon Buy Link

Love & Grace: A bundle of 12 Wholesome Romances.

2016_10_07-linda-joyce-love-and-graceRomance for the soul, a gift from the heart.

This collection of sweet and inspirational novellas has an uplifting love story for everyone. These stories bring a touch of grace to romance, and a touch of romance to your heart.

Our twelve authors have collaborated to bring together this collection. Each story relates to dyslexia in some way, and the full proceeds from all the stories benefit GRACEPOINT – A School for Dyslexia. This box set is our collective gift of love and support to you and the children GRACEPOINT serves.

You’ll find hours of enjoyment as well as a satisfying ending to each story. No cliffhangers and no partial novels are offered here, just an escape into worlds of love, families, and grace.

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Other Books and Contact Info:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Joyce/

Website: http://www.linda-joyce.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaJoyceAuthor/

Letters from Linda: Newsletter Sign UP

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About Linda:

Writing in the bleachers of a mostly bare playground in Japan where girls lined up to read pages gave award-winning author Linda Joyce “writing fever.” Before her foray into authorship, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Management, then spent her next years in corporate America. Her debut romance novel, Bayou Born is a 2014 RONE Award finalist. Her second novel, Bayou Bound won 1st Place in Romance from the Southeastern Writers Association.

Linda also writes short stories and poetry. She’s most proud of Arctic Arkansas published by Missouri Writer’s Guild in Storm Country: The Anthology, which raised money for the Joplin School District after a F4 tornado wiped out the town, and her poem, True American Music featured in by the Johnson County Historical Society with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit: With New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music. She served as the Vice President of Whispering Prairie Press and the Creative Director for Kansas City Voices, a literary magazine.

Linda’s Cajun roots intertwine with her Asian ones. She graduated with a business degree from the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband. They reside in Atlanta. She’s an avid traveler, foodie, music fan, and dog lover with three four-legged boys, General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack (RIP) and Masterpiece Renoir (RIP). Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Atlanta Writer’s Club, and Southern Writers Association. She enjoys speaking about writing and has presented workshops at the Writer’s Academy at West Texas A&M University, WWP Conference and RWA Nationals.

 

Thank you, Linda for being with us today!

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Fabulous Author Friday – Eden Butler

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Welcome Eden Butler!                                                                   Dream big. Work harder.

Eden does both. She dreams big and chases after those dreams by working hard every day. You can feel her dedication and love of writing through the settings and characters in her books. Pick one up today and you will understand.

**** A moment of prayers and positive thoughts for our friend. I’m sure you all recall the recent flooding in Louisiana. Well, Eden was caught up in that mess. Here’s hoping for a good end result.

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I’ve Seen You Naked and Didn’t Laugh: A Geeky Love Story

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Raine Quinn was a huge disappointment to her haters. She wasn’t supposed to make it out of Waco, TX. She wasn’t supposed to land even one acting job. And she sure as hell wasn’t supposed to fall in love with her best friend.

Will Callahan liked to call himself the younger, hotter Shatner, minus the ham acting and distracting toupee. He loved everything comics, he loved playing the hero of the beloved, defunct space western, AURA and he loved his best damn friend, Raine Quinn.

Raine and Will shot up the Hollyweird ranks together. They became stars, Geek legends and over the years, family. But one night, with the meddling of their dearly departed friend, too many shots and too much time reminiscing, Raine and Will cross a line…and it’s one they can’t jump back over.

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A little about Eden:

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help. 🙂

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdenButler_
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eden.butler.10
Blog: https://edenbutlerwrites.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/7275168.Eden_Butler                                 Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Eden-Butler/e/B00FUTKTZC

Subscribe to EDEN’S NEWSLETTER for giveaways, sneak peeks and various goodies that might just give you a chuckle.

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Follow Eden on AMAZON where you will find all of her books.

Don’t miss her Thin Love series:

THIN LOVE                              THICK LOVE                       THICK & THIN

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Fabulous Author Friday – Beth Trissel

MeBeth Trissel 081216 tiger lilieset Beth Trissel. Beth is a master at creating tales you won’t want to put down. From Historical, YA fantasy romance, paranormal, all the way to time travel. She’s got you covered. Get lost in her character’s minds and the amazing settings. You will literally feel like you are there!

One of the things I love about Beth besides her books is her love for nature. I’m a nature person as well and I enjoy the fresh pictures she posts on Facebook. They certainly brighten my day! Follow her on Facebook and see for yourself the beauty she captures!

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Curse of the Moon (Book 2, the Secret Warrior Series) is a YA fantasy/paranormal (with romance) adventure set present-day in our Virginia Mountains. Those hazy ridges hide a lot of secrets…

Blurb:

The bad news? Morgan Daniel’s wolf is out of control. The good news? There’s a treatment. She just has to get a potion from a lizard shifter witch–without looking into the witch’s eyes. Easy, right? But when the witch puts a spell on her younger brother, Morgan has to do the witch’s bidding to save him.

Fortunately Morgan isn’t alone. She has Jackson to lean on, a few witches coming into their powers, a secret warlock, and the always mysterious Chief Okema. What could possibly go wrong?

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Beth Trissel 081216 author picAbout Beth:

Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans, and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I’m especially drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. In addition to historical romance, I also write time travel, paranormal, YA fantasy romance, and nonfiction.

Follow Beth on Amazon. Find these, as well as her many other books.

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Traitor’s Curse

 

 Enemy of the King

 

 

 

Show Beth Trissel some love!

Till next time,

Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor