Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Lover and the Liar

It's been awhile...but what else is new.

I feel like my life is in shambles, when in reality things are going really well. I have a very good job, and I kick-ass at it. I love my job, but it's everything outside of my job I need to work on.

I've been having trouble writing lately because I'm 31 years old, and I'm worried if I don't focus on finding the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, I won't.

The problem is that I'm kind of a hermit and don't really enjoy going out to bars or clubs anymore. Maybe when I was 21.

Online dating has not been going so well either. Is it so difficult to find someone who genuinely has their head on their shoulders? Has a job, a car, and a place of their own or with roommates? It cannot be this difficult.

I am trying to be more social in general though. Attending poker nights, onesie parties, our Holiday ugly sweater party, etc. I don't anticipate to meet anyone at any of those, but it will still get me out of the house.

The next few weeks are going to be kinda crazy for me. On Monday, I have a new intern starting. On Tuesday, a second intern will begin.

On Wednesday night, I'm taking a red eye with my coworker at midnight to New York. I am so excited, anxious, nervous. I've never been, and even though we will only have maybe 2-3 hours to explore anything. Apart from that, we will be producing a Gotham Themed Event equipped with a Two-Face Dj, Poison Ivy Greeter, Batman/Catwoman servers, Riddler and Harley Quinn servers and a Joker Magician. It's going to be a lot of fun. I am really excited for all of it.

I'll be in New York for a whirlwind 48 hours and then I will be headed back to Vegas on Saturday morning. The following week, I will be headed to San Francisco on the 15th. Quick trip again, no more than 24 hours. That one is a Studio 54 theme. Before that however, we have our third intern starting on the 12th. We are growing quickly.

When I come back, I'll be home for about a week before I am headed back to Oregon for my Christmas vacation. I'll be in Oregon for five days, and then I will be jetting back home on the 27th. And then it's freaking New Years. This year flew by. Every year that passes does so faster than I can imagine. I'm really running out of time and freaking out a little about it.

One thing that's happened a couple of times recently is I've been told that I need to do stand-up comedy. I don't think I'm that funny, but apparently the way I tell stories is very animated. I feel like it's been this way my entire life, I just figured people laughed cause they were uncomfortable. Haha. I figure I will try to write down some of my stories/memories and recite them to people and see if they laugh and go from there.

I know I am jumping all over the place, but I am really proud of myself. I need to pay off some credit card debt so that it will eventually allow for a car payment. In the last 2 months, I've paid off 3 cards totaling $1550. Right now, that only frees up about $75/month - but I am getting there. I've been really diligent in putting down payments whenever I can. I am working towards getting a new car and renting a house all in the same month/time - May. That gives me five months to free up more money. Ideally, I'd like to pay off another 3 cards by then. With the way things have been going, I don't see that being a problem.

I've been writing down my wants and desires. I know it's best to speak things into existence. I'm anxious to see how it goes.

Listening to:

Another Day - Mest
Better Open the Door - Motion City Soundtrack
Thanks Fr Th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Walking on Broken Glass - Mest

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Release Blitz: A Beautiful Forgiveness by Alora Kate


A Beautiful Forgiveness Release Day Blitz!

Title: A Beautiful Forgiveness
Series: NYC Series Book 3
Author: Alora Kate
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 16th November

Special Release Day Price of 99 cents/pence!
Available on Kindle Unlimited





Synopsis:

A broken beauty who's hit rock bottom.
A fierce protector who battles his demons every day.
London lives her life with no regrets, until that one moment
that steals her light and leaves her in the dark.
Lucas' past is where it belongs, in the past; he’s moved on,
but when London’s forced into his life, will his past come back to haunt him?
Will London learn how to move on from the worst moment of her life?
Will Lucas stumble and fall back into his past?
Or will they help each other figure out how to overcome their demons together?
*This is the final book in the NYC series, and must be read after
A Beautiful Heartbreak and A Beautiful Acceptance. *









The NYC Series:




















About The Author:

Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Release Blitz: A Beautiful Acceptance by Alora Kate

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A Beautiful Acceptance
Release Day Blitz

Title: A Beautiful Acceptance
Author: Alora Kate
Series: The NYC Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16th

Also available on Kindle Unlimited


Synopsis:

A notorious flirt and private investigator.
A broody ex-fighter unable to step into the ring again.
Alexa Tanner lives her life alone.
Never knowing what it was like to be loved.
Tapper Low misses the ring and is having
a hard time accepting his new life.
Alexa and Tapper have a past.
A past that comes back to interrupt their lives,
making them both think about the future.
Can they get over what happened in the past and start new,
or will their tempers and independent
ways make them go their separate ways?

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About The Author:

Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.


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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Release Blitz: Wicked Beginnings by L.A. Cotton

  Wicked Beginnings (Wicked Bay #1)

BY L A COTTON

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The first book in a brand new YA/NA crossover series from the author who brought you Chastity Falls

When seventeen-year-old Eloise Stone finds herself half way across the world, moving into her Uncle's pool house, she expects things to be ... awkward. She doesn't expect to come face-to-face with the boy from last summer. The boy that made her feel things she'd never felt before. But a year is a long time, and Lo isn’t the same girl she was then. Besides, they’re family now.

It’s weird.

Maverick Prince acts as if he doesn’t remember her, treating Lo like nothing more than an annoying younger sister, and not in a ‘he cares’ way, just in a ‘he’s an arsehole’ way. One thing‘s for sure, he isn’t just dangerous for her sanity—he’s hazardous for her heart.

Lo thought moving to Wicked Bay was the worst of her problems, but as life begins to unravel around her, she’s going to find out it’s only the beginning…

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To celebrate the release of WICKED BEGINNINGS, L A Cotton is giving away a Kindle Fire 7 and a $25 Amazon Giftcard.  

  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

I Can Be Your John Cusak

One of my exes is having a baby with one of my friends. Not just any baby, twins. And I'm not jealous, I'm happy for them! They deserve it. But it really makes me think...

One of my other exes is married to someone with the same name as me, and they also have a happy family. He deserves it more than anyone I know. 

A third ex got karma handed to him on a platter, and then he bounced back better than ever and is married with a new baby. I always root for him even though he did me dirty. 

But, it's been 8 years now. I'm ready to meet someone. I'm ready to be happy too. I feel like I've done a lot of good to make up for the bad I've put others through in my past. 

I don't understand why everyone is always so attached to looks these days. Or maybe it's me. Maybe my standards are too high.  

When is it going to be my turn? When will I feel the butterflies again? It was October of last year that I finally felt that again for the first time in years. I held onto that as tight as I could, but it wasn't real. I had opened myself up to someone after years of riding solo, and he took advantage. 

I remember praying every morning and every night that he would be my husband. I would beg that he be mine forever. Everything happens for a reason, and there's a reason we aren't together. 

It's been so long since I've taken anyone home to meet my family. Originally my grandma would ask me if I was seeing anyone and if I said no she'd say, "good". Now when she asks if I'm seeing anyone and the answer is no, she says, "why?". It's like I can't please her. I know they worry I'm getting old. I worry I'm getting old. 

Okay, I'm done dumping on you. 

Hang tight.

Listening to:
The Mating Game - Bitter:Sweet
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Counting Stars - One Republic
Where My Heart Goes - Colton Dixon
 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Release Blitz: Shift by Staci Hart











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Bestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

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Shift by Staci Hart

Publishing Date: August 24th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis:

Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars. It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. I will catch her. This time, I won’t let go.

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About the Author

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics. 

 

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cover Reveal: NYC Series by Alora Kate

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NYC Series Cover Reveal!

The NYC Series by Alora Kate

Book 1: A Beautiful Heartbreak
a plain jane and a complicated lawyer
Release Date: 16th September

Book 2: A Beautiful Acceptance
a notorious flirt and a broody ex-fighter
Release Date: 16th October

Book 3: A Beautiful Forgiveness
a broken beauty and a fierce protector
Release Date: 16th November

Genre: Romantic Suspense
(must be read in order)

Welcome to the NYC Series cover reveal!

Add to your Goodreads TBR!

A Beautiful Heartbreak (the NYC series, #1)

A plain Jane process server and private investigator.
A complicated, high-powered lawyer.

No one said that life in New York City was going to be easy.
So, when Ki’s life gets completely flipped upside down,
she seeks the safety of a disorganized man of few words.

Is he the hero Ki needs, or will he push her away?

This is the first book in the NYC Series and must be read in order.
Get ready for Alora Kate’s newest Romantic Suspense series.

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A Beautiful Acceptance (the NYC series, #2)

A notorious flirt and private investigator.
A broody ex-fighter unable to step into the ring again.

Alexa Tanner lives her life alone.
Never knowing what it was like to be loved.

Tapper Low misses the ring and is having
a hard time accepting his new life.

Alexa and Tapper have a past.
A past that comes back to interrupt their lives,
making them both think about the future.

Can they get over what happened in the past and start new,
or will their tempers and independent
ways make them go their separate ways?


This is the second book in Alora Kate’s NYC series,
and must be read after A Beautiful Heartbreak.

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A Beautiful Forgiveness (the NYC series, #3)
A broken beauty who's hit rock bottom.
A fierce protector who battles his demons every day.

London lives her life with no regrets, until that one moment
that steals her light and leaves her in the dark.

Lucas' past is where it belongs, in the past; he’s moved on,
but when London’s forced into his life, will his past come back to haunt him?

Will London learn how to move on from the worst moment of her life?

Will Lucas stumble and fall back into his past?

Or will they help each other figure out how to overcome their demons together?

This is the conclusion to Alora Kate’s NYC series, and must be read after A Beautiful Heartbreak and A Beautiful Acceptance.

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About The Author:
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters. 
Visit her website here
Join her mailing list here

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