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Hot Cars, Panty-Dropping Grins & A Giveaway

The trailer for "Nothing Ventured" is LIVE!!! Just so you all know, Liam Hemsworth has jumped straight to the top of my list. Prepare to swoon, ladies! And gentlemen, there's a bit of eye candy for you as well... =)

ENJOY! I know I have...

Click here to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to help me share the news about Nothing…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 28, 2015 at 7:53am — No Comments

What Does Success Look Like???

Let’s face it - the unknown is daunting.  Even extensive planning can't always prepare you for challenges you may face in your entrepreneurial endeavors – whether you’re a startup CEO, a handbag designer or an aspiring indie author. Sometimes you just need to trust in yourself and be confident in your abilities. Obstacles may seem insurmountable at first glance but if you are dedicated to your efforts and you do the proper research, you WILL work through them.

You can’t crush true…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 23, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

Whistle While You Work...Or Run...Or Play Foosball

My workspace is pretty standard, very practical, but kind of boring if I'm being honest. Lots of desk space, tons of papers covering said space, cabinets, laptops, ever-present mug of coffee. I try to keep it organized but it's not easy when ideas are constantly flowing out of my head and onto Post-Its. My name is Kristen and I'm a Post-It addict. Whenever I get a thought, I jot it down and stick it...well, wherever I can find space, which is a commodity.…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 18, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Nothing Ventured Is Live! It's Giveaway Time!

It's LAUNCH day!!!!!! Let's CELEBRATE!!!! How about a giveaway, in honor of our delicious hero, Chris Camden?????

Glasses of champagne and sparklers on bright background with sparklers

Here's to Chris, the Adonis and certifiable charmer with more lines than a supermarket before a snowstorm. With a panty-melting smile, ridiculous body that oozes pheromones, and a hot car, he'll have your knees weak within minutes. I promise. <3…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 15, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Do You Know You're Ready For Launch?

We all want a big-splash launch - no matter what the offering. Who wouldn't want mountains of accolades and recognition for a job well done?

In the period leading up to your big day, the best advice I can give consists of one very important word - plan.

Planning is critical to a successful launch, so make a list of everything you can possibly do to make your event as grand as possible. Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • Create a Task…

Added by Kristen Luciani on September 14, 2015 at 9:18am — No Comments

It's Almost RELEASE DAY!!!

It's almost here! Release day for "Nothing Ventured!" I'm excited beyond words (which is kind of odd for an author) and thrilled for the launch day events to kick off!

We'll be running giveaways with awesome prizes, so be sure to check them out! I'll post all the details here! 

Nothing Ventured, Book Two in The Venture Series

After suffering a devastating loss that forever changed her life, eluding love is Mia Bradshaw’s primary objective…. until…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 11, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

What Would You Do To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???

Maybe you'd sign up for my super-awesome exclusive reader list???

If you're reading this and have already signed up, FANTASTIC! Thank you!!! But for all of you who are still not convinced, give me a chance to make you a fan!!! I think I'm a lot of fun! And you may find we have a lot in common!!

You'd get a monthly email with great giveaways, the inside scoop on book updates, new releases, my favorite beauty and fashion finds, contests, and cool posts from my entrepreneur blog,…


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 31, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Take Control Of Your Future And Reap The Rewards

Self-published authors have a pretty steep learning curve if they want to joint the ranks of the bestsellers. And I'm not talking about the Amazon bestsellers, I'm talking about the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Not an easy feat. It also doesn't happen for everyone. Authors can bust their tails for years and years, writing book after book and never make…


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 29, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Cover Reveal & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

Okay... I've been waiting for this for soooooo long and I just had to do a giveaway to celebrate the great news!!!

Click Here To Enter The Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!

Drum roll, please...

I give you... the cover for "Nothing Ventured!" Book Two of The Venture Series will be available in early Fall! For more news and fun giveaways leading up to the launch, join my Facebook fan club, …


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 22, 2015 at 10:24pm — No Comments

How About A Giveaway To Celebrate Summer??

Woman at beautiful beach holding sunglasses

Ahhh...wish this was me right now but in a couple of days it will be!

How about a giveaway to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of SUMMER???  For the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card, …


Added by Kristen Luciani on May 22, 2015 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Why Do Startups Fail?

A multitude of potential pitfalls can negatively impact entrepreneurs as they eagerly try to build their fledgling companies…and basically crush their spirit if allowed. In my experiences, there are four reasons that stand out the most:

  • Lack of Research – Research is imperative. It provides insight about what your competitors are doing so can stay several steps ahead and create innovative ways to develop and market your offering. It also provides you with…

Added by Kristen Luciani on May 20, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

OMG I'm The Female Version Of Steve Jobs!!

Hubby is a crazy fast reader. He can blow through one of my 250-page manuscripts in an hour...less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to the nail salon, get a mani and drive home. 

He recently read Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick about two hours. 435 pages, by the way. What the WHAT?????…


Added by Kristen Luciani on April 24, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Giveaway Time! Enter To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card!!!


My friend and fellow author Ryan Ringbloom and I are working to raise awareness of our brand new website, Author Navigation - the online directory of services to help authors prep, polish & promote their manuscripts

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate and promote the launch --> …


Added by Kristen Luciani on April 24, 2015 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Meet Graciela Limon, Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’

Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed by a PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Prior…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 9, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Spreading The Seed

I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I'm told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn't that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? <wink, wink="">

As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley. There's such an aura over Sand Hill Road; it's just bubbling over with innovation, creativity and energy. Being part of that atmosphere,…


Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Want A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???

Marketing. It's a word that simultaneously excites me and makes me cringe. Platforms are constantly changing, making it difficult to reach a target market (ahem, Facebook), prospective customers are tuning out more and more because there is a constant glut of information being thrown at them, key performance metrics that trended positive six months ago may not mean much now because marketing channels are flooded with content and becoming largely ineffective.

So the question is...with…


Added by Kristen Luciani on March 25, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Obsessing About Mr. Wonderful

I'm giggling because I'm mildly obsessed with Mr. Wonderful these days. Anyone who's read my blog recently can attest to that. 

Could it be because he kinda reminds me of Paul Emerson, ruthless and calculating CEO of Blue Coat Capital? 

Check out my novel Unlikely Venture if you're…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Lego Alert! Fifty Shades of...Brick?

You've all seen the movie trailer but have you caught...the Lego version????

I eat, sleep, breathe and step all over Legos on a DAILY!! I need to wear slippers to protect my feet from those tiny plastic pieces which have drawn blood more than a couple of times.

Then I came upon this trailer and thought it'd be apropos to share with you all, you know, since I'm a romance author as well as a mom to a bunch of little Lego master builders. =)

Happy Friday!!…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 6, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Of Course I Want You To Stroke Me...Er, My Ego

If you're an entrepreneur, you need to have a thick skin. You'll come into contact with plenty of naysayers who will try to blast your ideas to smithereens. Don't let them break your stride. LOL. I'm totally dating myself by making that reference...…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 2, 2015 at 7:57pm — No Comments

The $50 Giveaway!

Happy Monday, everyone!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card????

Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow me on Twitter and/or tweet a message about "Unlikely Venture!" It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…


Added by Kristen Luciani on January 19, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

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