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All Blog Posts Tagged 'romance' (98)

Interview with Lynn Steward, Author of ‘April Snow’

Lynn Steward is a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City’s fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women’s department at a famous men’s clothing store. Through extensive research, and an intimate knowledge of the period, Steward created the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 30, 2015 at 10:29am — 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, …

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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…
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Added by Kristen Luciani on May 20, 2015 at 8:49pm — 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,…

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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…

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

Giveaway Time! $50 Amazon Gift Card & Swag!!!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my fab SWAG items????

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Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow the Twitter accounts listed, and/or tweet a message about Unlikely Venture!

It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Read deadly dreams but don’t let out a scream

Genre is a subject on which a particular media is discussed. It can be compared to something like an extempore where people are given a time and asked to prepare on it before giving a speech. The genre can be used for discussing about a particular movie, novel or even a speech that can be related to a particular subject. Some of the genres quite popular are romance, crime and psychology apart from various other types.

In novels, there are quite a few genres that are more popular than…

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Added by Julia Gomes on February 18, 2015 at 7:43am — 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…

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

Perfect Date?!

A perfect date...oh my word.

Sounds like a lot of pressure, honestly.

I've come to realize that perfection is an impossible standard for this mere mortal. I actually attempted a romantic getaway with Wolf, the hubby last month.

It didn't go well. If you want all the gory (albeit funny) details, including stockings becoming slouch socks, you can read it here.

Anyways.

So,…

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Added by Melissa "The Imp" C on February 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — 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!!…

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

20 Unique and Affordable Valentine's Day Date Ideas for Adults w/ LINK UP!!

1. Have a picnic. Is it too cold outside? Just lay a blanket out on the living room floor.

2. Have a classic romance movie marathon on Netflix.…
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Added by Hollie Ramsey on January 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

DIY *AMOROUS* Dice Game for couples



Pre-made sexy dice can be found in pretty much every adult or novelty store. They're usually given as gag gifts at bridal showers but can actual come in handy when you want to…
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Added by Hollie Ramsey on January 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Reconsidering Our Vows

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Wedding Vows, Photo Courtesy: …
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Added by April Treacy on January 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…

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Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA experience...it's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Love List’ by Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford, and Joanne Jaytanie

If you’re a fan of romance stories, this holiday season treat yourself to The Love List, a series of interconnected stories about four best friends who come up with an unusual plan — the “love list” — to find romance and how they find true love in a small town. To put it simply, each drops a name of a nice guy their friends may like into a basket,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 6, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.

My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.

When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on October 29, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

How To Make The Lust Last

Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the "How To Start a Startup" course. I LOVE these sessions. It's so great to gain perspective from those who've been successful putting their lessons into…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on October 24, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments

When the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd

A fascinating story.

When I started reading this book, the first thoughts which came into my mind were that, it’s amazing how ignorant one can be, about events which happened in your own…

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Added by Susan Keefe on August 13, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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