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Please Welcome Kelly Martin as she shares her New Release with Us!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’ve got Kelly Martin here today and she’s sharing her New Release with us! It’s titled “The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe.” It’s on sale for $.99! Check it out! And there’s a giveaway on her Blog! Click here to go enter!  http://www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com/

BLURB:
If Shane Davis had it to do over again, he wouldn’t have gone out that night. He wouldn’t have burned down the church. And he sure wouldn’t have taken the annoying dead girl home with him.Now that Shane has her, he has no idea what to do with her. He can’t release her into the “wild” because people will recognize her (being a hundred and fifty year old town ‘legend’ will do that). He can’t send her away because she can’t take care of herself yet. And she can’t stay because if people find her, they’ll know he burned the church. Being eighteen now, Shane definitely doesn’t want that fact coming out.Unbeknownst to Shane, someone has figured out the girl’s secret and will do anything to get it for himself… even kill the girl who isn’t so immortal after all.
EXCERPT:
 
Shane jumped to his knees, but Lizzie grabbed his arm to keep him from attacking Drake. She wasn’t worth it.
 
Shane looked down at her, his face hard. “He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut.”
 
Lizzie opened her mouth to speak, but Drake beat her to it. “And I bet you are the one to teach me, right, Davis?”
 
“Shut up,” Cheyenne said, stepping in front of Drake. “You two just cool it. You’re acting like children.”
 
“He started it.” Drake sat back down on the rolling chair in a huff. He ran his hands thought his hair and sighed.
 
Lizzie tugged on Shane’s arm to pull him down to her. He complied, but didn’t seem pleased about it. He wrapped his fingers around hers, holding her hand. If Lizzie’s heart could beat, it would have beat out of her chest. Even though he was holding her hand, he kept his eyes on Drake and Cheyenne. Lizzie wasn’t even sure he knew he was holding her hand, but Lizzie knew and she didn’t try to let go.
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Kelly Martin is a bestselling author of four young adult/Christian novels: Crossing the Deep, Saint Sloan, The Deception of Devin Miller, and Big is Beautiful. Saving Sloan, the Saint Sloan sequel, will come out in early 2014. The first of the Hindsight series, Out of the Blue, comes out in February 2014.
 
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Amazon Reviews:
“…It’s been quite awhile that I have picked up a book that I didn’t want to put down! Once again you have outdone yourself Kelly!The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe is about 2 teenagers from 2 different Centuries with two different sets of beliefs. Set in a small local Tennessee Town, Lizzie is an innocent girl, and a local legend, who is a devout believer from the 1800’s and Shane Davis is a child of the current century who has had,what some would call a rough life, and doesn’t believe in anyone or anything. Brought together by one deliberate act of arson, the two are brought together to teach each other that life isn’t always as bad as you perceive it to be.Is there more to the legend of “Lonely Lizzie” than what Shane has learned from a 2nd grade field trip and tales spun through out the centuries?Is it fate or some sort of Black Magic? Are they star crossed lovers? Or just two lost and lonely souls meant to meet at this particular place and time to teach each other that there is more to life than what you feel at the moment you chose to do something you may find yourself regretting forever? Is the destiny you chose for yourself in that one moment of hurt,sadness or anger, the destiny chosen for you for all eternity?.” Gina, Amazon
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“Oh Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. You had me a bit skeptical with this one. An dead girl who isn’t actually dead after 150 years?! I’ve read my share of paranormal stories…some good and some not so good. You got me with this one though.How the symmetry of events in this book went from one instance the next was perfect. And the last half of the book literally had me parked on the couch with my heating blanket unable to move until I finished. And let’s not even get into the twists in the book…just wow.I want to say so much, but I won’t for fear of spoiling some major ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ and ‘ohemgees’ in this book…” DMC, Amazon
 
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Dealing with an Office Bully

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I’m back today after an incredibly busy week of writing, school conferences, and a birthday party that my boys were invited to. It seemed like we had something to do every night last week.

I was glad to go to the boys’ conferences though, because I received glowing reports from their teachers. That always does my heart good to hear that my parenting is having a positive effect.

But, I digress. 🙂 Sorry. I tend to do that when I think about my kids. Anyway, as I was thinking about a post for this week, I remembered that I did a post about bullying a couple of weeks ago. It got me thinking, what do you do when you’re bullied in the workplace?

I’m sure everyone has encountered the bully who tries to intimidate by raising his/her voice and using a condescending attitude. They’re hard to deal with and if you can, I would recommend that you avoid them at all costs. But what happens when you can’t? What happens when the bully is someone you have to work with every day?

Then you have to take control of the situation. The first thing you need to do is confront the bully and tell them his/her behavior is unacceptable. You can do this in a diplomatic way or not. It’s up to you. 😉

You also need to start documenting the abusive behavior. You need dates and details about the incidents. Keep a log; because if the problem reaches the level where you have to take legal action, your lawyer will want the information.

If the behavior doesn’t stop, then you have to take it to the next level and discuss it with your supervisor. It’s imperative that you take this step. He/she will appreciate the opportunity to nip the problem in the bud.

If that doesn’t work, you need to file a complaint with senior management. If human resources doesn’t solve the problem, the next step is legal action. You’ll need to consult an attorney. Your best bet is to find someone who specializes in employment law.

I hope this post helps anyone who’s dealing with a bully at work.

***I want to say a special thank you to this site for some of the information in this post. http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/5-ways-to-deal-with-an-office-bully/

Cover Reveal for PT McHugh!

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by, I hope all is well with you! I’ve got a cover reveal for PT McHugh! Check it out! This sounds like an awesome story!

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Reis Slayton is a man without a home, family, or direction until the US military comes along. But the moment he joins, his ‘talents’ come to the attention of those higher than him – he has a sharp eye, and a willingness to shoot first and ask questions later. His deadly skills are finely tuned … and used.

But this isn’t what Reis wanted to be. Years later, after too many undercover operations, and countless lives taken, he finds himself questioning his direction. Does he believe in the government? Does he agree with his assignments? Or is he wasting his life – and conscience – on someone else’s goal?

With that thought in mind, Reis takes a leap and interviews for a new company, where he’s given the role of body guard. Against his better judgment, he takes a job that no one else wants – guarding the daughter of a wealthy family – and grudgingly moves into a new life. Soon after taking a job, he realizes that he might have found the one thing he’s never had: a family, and someone to fight for. He grows to love his new charge, and begins to feel fulfilled for the first time in his life.

But no matter how hard people try, they cannot escape the sins of their past. Will Reis be able to leave the life of an assassin behind him, and protect his new charge? Or will his history come back to haunt him, in the worst ways imaginable?