Opinions are Bad Branding

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Michelle:

Again, Sarah speaks truth to power, eloquently. Her thoughts on the “romanticizing” of rape/abuse as a romance trope in books, has reached critical levels. However, we all have a voice and can speak loudly with our dollars. Stop using or buying products that support a culture of oppression and patronize those that serve to uplift, educate and advocate for respect and tolerance.

Originally posted on Author Sarah Daltry:

When you’re trying to establish yourself in anything, it’s obviously important to be pleasant and all that. I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve been told to let things go, to just be pleasant and happy and never have opinions. If you have opinions, you alienate people, and if you want to be a writer, you can’t do such a thing. That’s great and if people want to sit quietly and have no opinions, good for them. I can’t. I have them – and they are strong. I’m not going to suggest who should be President or anything, because we can have differing opinions, but I’m going to stand by what I believe. And right now, that’s simply that silence isn’t an option. 

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New Release! Tease Me (One Night with Sole Regret #7) Available Now!

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Michelle:

Olivia is one of my must-buy authors for sexy rock stars. The Sole Regret series is hot!

Originally posted on Olivia Cunning's Blog:

Tease Me is now available at all retailers! And of course, I’m super excited. I hope you are too.

Now available at:

AmazonBUY

B&NBUY

iTunes

Kobo

SmashBUY

SR 07 Tease Me CoverShe showed him how to love…

The lead guitarist of Sole Regret had always walked the world alone, until he opened his heart and his world to his sweet, reserved rehab counselor. Adam Taylor normally shirks responsibility and lives in the moment, but the foreign, tender emotions that Madison draws to the surface has him considering his future for the first time in his life. But how can a woman as good as Madison be happy with a train wreck like him?

 He showed her how to live…

Since Madison Fairbanks started dating Adam, her entire life has been turned upside down and while his impulsive, reckless side causes her passion to burn bright, it also tends to put her in extraordinary situations—including a night in a very…

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Tease Me Release Date

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Michelle:

Exciting news from Olivia Cunning!

Originally posted on Olivia Cunning's Blog:

I’ve finally set a release date for Tease Me! Yay!

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October 21st!

Are you ready for more Adam and Madison?

Their night at the New Orleans sex club doesn’t go exactly as planned…

But boy what a ride!

That’s what she said.

I’ll have a full blurb and preorder information in a few days.

I hope your Sunday is fabulous!

I’m just so excited to finally have a release date for this book.

You have no idea!

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Your Digital Assets … Plan Ahead

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Michelle:

Excellent post on protecting our work

Originally posted on Love, Lust, and Laptops:

I just finished two very long and intensive days of legal continuing education. This always jump starts that legal part of my brain.

One of the topics in the two-day legal fest is always estate planning.  So, I come home from Day One and find the current issue of MORE magazine has arrived and has a very timely article on “digital estate  plans.”

Fate?  Karma? Obviously, the universe is trying to tell me something.

To be honest – I never thought about my digital assets and what would happen after I’m gone.  And I should have.  Lawyers worry about shit like that.

So, since I needed a blog topic and since you, like me, are hooked into the Internet world, I’m sharing what I have learned and plan to put into effect in my own estate plan.

All of us who are tied into the technology of the Internet have…

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

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Originally posted on TED Blog:

Favorite_appsAt our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.)

 

For random life stuff…

Dark Sky
A weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” It also shows you beautiful weather maps that let you play local-news weather expert. “It’s like a wizard,” says our CTO, Gavin Hall. “If this app were available in the 1600s, it would have been burned at the stake for witchcraft.”

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Search terms that make me question what’s going on in your life.

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Michelle:

If you need a TGIF Eve giggle or two, Jenny’s got ‘em!

Originally posted on The Bloggess:

Every so often I look at the things people were searching for on the internet that brought them to this blog.  Then I shake my head at humanity.  Then I copy the least offensive but most baffling searches and share them here with you.  Because I’m a giver.  

What people were searching for on the internet this week that led them here:

  • “How to know I’m not in a coma”
  • “accidental lesbian”
  • “u didn’t have to hang up on me you shuld have told me u dont want me to call you poem”
  • “monkeys kissing people walk on the vagina”  (It feels like there should be a period here, but I’m not sure where.)
  • “Miss Johnson you’re amazing”
  • “I want to eat you down into the belly.”  (Wow.  English is not your first language, is it?  Because this is not a good pick-up line.)
  • “Our cat had 4…

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