Writing as a Career

I’m talking writing as a career and professionalism today.

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Recently I’ve had more and more conversations about professionalism as an author. I’ve also seen more posts popping up on how to behave professionally. This is something that comes and goes in waves. Last year there was a lot said on “Authors Behaving Badly” and “Reviewers Behaving Badly”. What I haven’t seen much about is the overall professionalism that is necessary when you decide to make writing your career. Not just with reviews, but at conferences, online in general, and at signings.

So here are a few things I think we tend to forget when we spend day in and day out behind a computer in our PJs.

1. Appearance

One of the greatest things about being writing being your career is the freedom to be who you are. A stuffy suit isn’t always required. While PJs are fine for working at home, when you head off to a signing…

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PROMO & GIVEAWAY: Finding Her Dream

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Title: Finding Her Dream

Author: Jennah Scott

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publication Date: March 31, 2014

It wasn’t until she watched her best friend find the man of her dreams that RayAnne Hill realizes there’s a part of her missing. She knows the empty space can only be filled by finding her own

true love, complete with kids and the white picket fence. Fear of letting someone in stops her cold, and it’s much bigger than just finding Mr. Right.

James Shaw moved away from Kentucky and the family business to chase his own goals, settling in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. His business is succeeding, now he’s ready to complete his life with a wife and kids. One night, one look and he’s found her. RayAnne is everything he’s been searching for.

As hard as James has fallen for RayAnne, can he be enough…

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Cover Reveal: ROYAL PAIN by Danielle Doolittle

Title: Royal Pain
Author: Danielle Doolittle
Series: Sweetwater Creek #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2014
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A cocktail of sex, booze and breakneck speeds is what sends Prince Henry of Benignus into rehab. He’s expecting to skip out on lectures and smoke behind the shed. He’s not expecting Carleigh.

Carleigh Phillips knows Henry is trouble. His bad boy attitude reeks of self-importance and over-indulgence. She’s not expecting him to lift a royal finger during his time at the ranch.

She’s not expecting him to be a threat to her heart.

When Carleigh’s life is on the line, will Prince Henry step up to the plate? Or will he prove he really is nothing but a phony royal pain?

About the Author

With a bachelor’s degree in English, Danielle has always had a passion for the written word. Initially starting out to be a high school teacher, she soon realized writing was her calling. Danielle lives in Ohio with her family. When she’s not writing (which is rare) she’s spending time with her husband, wrangling two rambunctious boys and one rowdy little girl, and baking like she’s on Cupcake Wars.

Danielle enjoys copious amounts of coffee and dark chocolate, chatting on Twitter, and a good love story. Oh, and an Alpha hero is a must!

You can find Danielle on Twitter, Facebook, and her website.

#MySexySaturday–Tease and Flirt

My Sexy Saturday is a chance to share sexy moments from a WIP, upcoming release, or previously published work. Post 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs…whatever works for you! Check out the participants here.

Welcome back and hello to the newcomers! This week’s Sexy Saturday comes from book 2 in Kaarina’s Secret. The Discovery is available now!

“Ahh, Kaarina. I do love your sass. It’s refreshing first thing in the morning.” “What, you mean there’s no one at home keeping you in line day after day?” Holy shit, I was flirting with Anton. Not good. Not good at all. But it was so much fun. Lack of sleep wasn’t a strong enough force to stop me from participating in this rare opportunity.

“No, there is no one at home. I am a lonely, lonely bachelor. Would you like to keep me company?”

 See you next week!

The Discovery (Kaarina’s Secret #2)
As Kaarina’s probationary period comes to an end at Virtanen and Associates she’s got more questions than answers.

Anton Berg and Malte Spencer are at each other’s throats, both claiming they will be the one to see that she’s taken care of. She’s no closer to finding an answer to the Donovan case than when she started, and now she’s got to prepare for an orientation test that she knows nothing about.

The Discovery is book 2 in a 4 part series.

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#MySexySaturday — The Ultimatum

My Sexy Saturday is a chance to share sexy moments from a WIP, upcoming release, or previously published work. Post 7 words, sentences, or paragraphs…whatever works for you! Check out the participants here.

Welcome back and hello to the newcomers! This week’s Sexy Saturday comes from book 3 in Kaarina’s Secret. The Ultimatum is coming soon!

“You are special, Ms. Davidson. Anton recognized that the minute you walked down those stairs on the first day. He said as much after I dropped the two of you off. Told me if I didn’t take care of you then I’d have to answer to him. I do not take Mr. Berg’s warnings lightly. He may not be much of a talker, but anyone who knows him knows he means what he says.”

I did know that. Didn’t take long to figure it out. Anton thought I was special, said so the first day. Was that why he pursued me? Malte said I was unique…another word for special. No man had ever said that about me. Now I had two of them.

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The Beginning (Kaarina’s Secret  #1)
When offered a position within the esteemed law firm of Virtanen and Associates, Kaarina Davidson couldn’t say no. Known for their exclusivity and revered for their ruthlessness, they are the best firm in Dallas. This was the job offer of a lifetime. Or so Kaarina thought.

Too soon she learns that the lawyers of Virtanen and Associates are more than meets the eye. They are Vampyyri, a supernatural sect who feed off the emotions of humans. Warned not to touch anyone, Kaarina is just trying to make a name for herself until she learns that the principle partner of the firm has a mission that doesn’t include finding justice for the clients of the firm. He intends to take control of the Vampyyri and disregard all rules that prevent humans from becoming walking zombies.

Kaarina’s about to learn she may be the only one who can stop the takeover. Will she take the easy way out and run? Or will Kaarina accept the challenge and become more than the lawyer she set out to be? This is book 1 in a 4 part series.

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