Publication date: November 2nd 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain and abuse was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends she loved. It wasn’t a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before.
When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn’t really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe and definitely content but never truly happy.
When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they’d ever had would forever change their lives.
When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain, when contentment and safety feel like the best options, and when love seems impossible, they may just find an exception.
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Handling Negative Reviews
a guest post by Patty Maximini
As a writer, the best feeling in the world is reading a note from a reader, whether it be a personal message or a review, and seeing that they fell in love with your story and characters. It’s like eating ice-cream at Disney World, because every word of every story has a part of the writer’s heart, dreams and life in it, and knowing that they touched someone else is just wonderful. But, people don’t all have the same tastes and just like I haven’t loved every book I’ve ever read, I’ve always known that my book would not please everyone and therefore, negative reviews would come.
As much as I’d like to say that being prepared prevented me from being upset, but that’s just not true. Negative reviews are hard whether you’re prepared for them or not. However, one thing I’ve learned through this process is that they are also opportunities to learn what works and what doesn’t in my writing style, and ultimately, improve myself.
That’s how I deal with negative reviews. I choose to look at them with unemotional eyes and take the good from those words. So, in a way, whenever someone has something not so nice to say about my book, I thank them, because they are making me better for my next books.
Words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.
Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.
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