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Tea with Jane Austen

Today I have a treat for you!  I had the pleasure of reviewing the new book Tea with Jane Austen by Pen Vogler; food photographer Stephen Conroy.  This book, though little in size, packs a lot of baking for delicious tea time treats.  ...
by The Charm of Home on Mar 15, 2016

Book Excerpt: In Sheep’s Clothing – L.D. Beyer

L.D. Beyer shares an excerpt from his political thriller, In Sheep's Clothing The post Book Excerpt: In Sheep’s Clothing – L.D. Beyer appeared first on B-Lines and Felines.
by Book Blogs and Cat Naps on Sep 5, 2015

Book Excerpt: In Sheep’s Clothing – L.D. Beyer

L.D. Beyer shares an excerpt from his political thriller, In Sheep's Clothing The post Book Excerpt: In Sheep’s Clothing – L.D. Beyer appeared first on B-Lines and Felines.
by The World According to Dave on Sep 5, 2015

January’s Paradigm, Second Excerpt—J. Conrad Guest

“The Emperor reversed. An invasion of your privacy by another man.” Was that a glimmer of triumph in her eye? “The Strength card,” – she pointed to it again – “is also the Devastation card. You were unable to control your emotions over...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 18, 2015

January’s Paradigm—Second Excerpt by J. Conrad Guest

“The Emperor reversed. An invasion of your privacy by another man.” Was that a glimmer of triumph in her eye? “The Strength card,” – she pointed to it again – “is also the Devastation card. You were unable to control your emotions over...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 18, 2015

Forever a Philanderer Excerpt Two—J. Conrad Guest

By the time he got home it was nearly 11:30. With the house dark, he wondered as he wandered through the haze of alcohol with The Plan circulating through his thoughts, if he might find a Dear Dain letter on the kitchen table, or worse, on his pillow...
by Second Wind Publishing on Apr 18, 2015

The “Membership Economy”

Many of the heavy hitters of the corporate world – like Apple, Amazon and just about every big start-up around – are busy at present changing their business models from selling individual products to offering memberships which generate ongoing re...
by New Media and Marketing on Mar 21, 2015

How Google Works

What’s different about today’s business environment – in what can be termed the “Internet Century”? Power has shifted to the consumer and entry barriers to almost every industry that exists have melted away. And within compa...
by New Media and Marketing on Dec 30, 2014

Home Sweet Home #183

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I was In the Garden with Jane Austen discussing this book for the reading event Austen in August.I featured this little elephant teapot in A Little Something Wild...There are so many great ideas,...
by The Charm of Home on Aug 21, 2014

In the Garden with Jane Austen

This month I am participating in a reading event called Austen in August.  This event is hosted by Lost Generation Reader.  It's an annual event where you can read as many Jane Austen novels as possible; or just one, which is what I did. &n...
by The Charm of Home on Aug 19, 2014

Home Sweet Home #170

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I shared an excerpt from a new little book with you in Paradise in Plain Sight.I had a Strawberry Tart Tea while the strawberries are still in season.And, if you would like to make this for yourse...
by The Charm of Home on May 15, 2014

Paradise in Plain Sight

I read a really great little book recently that I wanted to tell you about.  It was Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, written by Karen Maezen Miller.  I was really struck by how much wisdom was in this book.  It reall...
by The Charm of Home on May 12, 2014

Book Spotlight: Retarded Girl Raised in Dog Pen by Lauren Leigh Excerpt and Giveaway

Wow--what a book title.  As I initially read this book title and let the synopsis sink in, I found myself deeply bothered.  Not so much by Lauren Leigh's mystery novel cover--although, it may be considered quite offensive--but by the sad fa...
by Mama's Corner of the World on Apr 23, 2014

Changing demographics: the shrinking middle-class, mom’s & dads

by New Media and Marketing on Apr 8, 2014

Marketing execution is the best strategy

POST SUMMARY: The key to success today is not how many good ideas you have but how many you manage to execute. At one time, companies used to draw up 3-year and 5-year business plans with impunity. That approach simply won’t fly in today’...
by New Media and Marketing on Mar 28, 2014

Retirement: Fantasy versus Reality

By Pamela Yellen: Excerpt from The Bank On Yourself Revolution “Errors of human judgment can infect even the smartest people, thanks to overconfidence, lack of attention to details, and excessive trust in the judgments of others, stemming from...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jan 21, 2014

How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

Professional boxing is the perfect metaphor for doing business in the social media age. Prizefighters don’t walk into the ring and immediately go for the knockout punch. Instead, they first deliver a series of well-planned jabs to set their opp...
by New Media and Marketing on Jan 6, 2014

The Real Score | Excerpt Reveal and Giveaway

EXCERPT REVEAL*****“Is there any chance you’d want to stay?” I gripped the handle of the door. “Stay?” I said softly without turning. I heard some shuffling of footsteps and then I felt him standing behind me. He playfully poked&n...
by The Belle of a Boulevard on Dec 18, 2013

In Over Her Head | Excerpt Reveal and Giveaway

EXCERPT REVEAL*****I shrug, not trusting myself to speak. Suddenly the entire scenario feels like something out of a cheesy movie: tiny, blinking lights peppering the ink-black sky, the night breeze sending a fresh wave of goose bumps on my skin, and...
by The Belle of a Boulevard on Dec 16, 2013

How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World 

The incredible brand awareness and bottom-line profits achievable through social media marketing require hustle, heart, sincerity, constant engagement, long-term commitment, and most of all, artful and strategic storytelling. According to Gary Va...
by New Media and Marketing on Dec 10, 2013


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