College

Day 9: Favorite Bad Boy Fighter Romance – Beautiful Disaster

So, I haven’t read a fighter romance yet, but I figured I’d post the one that I do want to read! It’s got great reviews and sounds really good! 🙂

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Blurb:

“INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.”

I think this book sound really good, and plan to pick it up the next chance I get! 🙂

Have you read it? Is it any good?

Don’t forget Tiffany’s Book Hangover, and see what Fighter romance she picked! 🙂

Author Spotlight: The Ashtray Volume 1

So, today I’ll be featuring a spotlight on the authors of a collection of short stories entitled The Ashtray, Volume 1 which you can check out on Amazon by clicking on the title.

I’m currently reading this lovely collection of stories, and hope to have a review of it by this weekend, but I can tell you so far, I’m loving the stories, and that they are not lighthearted, but definitely something we can all relate to.

The authors are 3 women, Nicole, Elizabeth and Joan who through their collective experience have written an interesting, though provoking collection of stories that calls out to women in the 20’s and 30’s in such a strong way!

About the authors:

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Nicole Diver, Elizabeth Luna, and Joan W. Jones met at the University of Texas at Austin, where they studied English Literature. They graduated in the Spring of 2011 and began working on The Ashtray the following year. They currently live and write in Austin, Texas.

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The book is set in present day Austin, Texas, The Ashtray follows the unique perspectives of young women in their twenties through three vignettes. In these self-destructive and trivial dramas, the authors ultimately illustrate pervading issues of modern society with raw wit and humor. The Ashtray features illustrations by Andrew Craft as well. Which are beautiful, imaginative and capture the stories in such a youthful way.

The Ashtray is set to be a series of books, with this just as the first of many to come.  I am sure with the unique perspective and haunting voice of these ladies, we’ll be seeing a few more volumes of The Ashtray.

For a sample of the wonderful writing of these ladies check out the Ashtray Prologue, and then check out their book on Amazon!

A Day (well, more like months) late.. but not a dollar short!

Life goes extremely fast, that may be the only lesson I’ve learned so far in my life, but it’s true. One day, you are a terrified high school senior packing all the crap you’ll never need into your families car and getting dropped off at your new room the size of a closet, and then you are a college senior, graduating Cum Laude, and moving 1500 for an internship. Finally, you finish your internship, you receive your diploma, and you start the job hunt. If any period of the last year felt the longest and most hopeless, it was the job hunt. but, YOU CANNOT GIVE UP. I learned this, I read job hunting self help books, and I kept at it. I even framed a rejection letter. You also need to think out of the box, I got a degree in Electronic Media Production, and when I went job hunting, no one was hiring, so I thought about what else I know how to do, and landed in Marketing. No, I didn’t go to school for it specifically, but I know how to write, make videos, do general office work, use Photoshop and video editing programs, and I know how to deal with people. I started searching within those ideas, and finally, after another round of fruitless hunting, I got signed up with a job agency, Robert Half Technology, and was in the running for the job I now hold, Marketing Coordinator, for Skyline Products, in Colorado Springs. They fought to help me get this job, they gave me tips, and got feedback during my temp period. These are the kind of things you need to look for. It’s not enough to have a good resume, and be persistent, sometimes, you can use someone else in your corner.