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Don’t Sweat the Little Stuff #mgtab #MFRWauthor #Writer


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The past couple of months have been a series of ups and downs, and anyone who knows me knows I don’t handle stress all that well, hence the gray hair, or so I like to tell myself 🙂

Normally, my life runs along a pretty even keel, with a routine that suits me fine. But then, stuff started to pile up.

February came and reminded me tax time was right around the corner and of course my paperwork was far from being ready.

 

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I’d booked myself into not one, but two online writer’s workshops and quickly fell behind on my assignments because I’d also agreed to participate in two multi-author box sets, both releasing in May!

This meant I had to get a new novella written, edited, formatted, and cover picked out for the one box set,

Summer Heat: Love on Fire.

 

 

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Pre-Order Summer Heat – Love on Fire : 16 Bestselling, 16 all-new romances guaranteed to make your blood run hot! Only 99c

Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable escape.

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C68B7W8

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1QVFyh8

Apple: http://apple.co/1TVjEcN

BN purchase:  http://bit.ly/SuHtBN

BN UK: http://bit.ly/SuHBNUK

Kobo purchase:  http://bit.ly/SuHKb

Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/SuHtGdR

SummerHeatAuthors.com: http://bit.ly/1oI4s7c

Summer Heat Release Party FB: https://business.facebook.com/events/246899868978700/

 

And for the other, To Protect and Love, I had to make sure my book came out of Kindle Select in time to go up on all venues when we set the pre-order date, and of course help with promotions on both sets.

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Protect and Love

 

When the oath to protect and serve tangles with love, expect sparks and lots of heat! 

Hot firemen, alpha cops, sexy detectives, and dashing federal agents…this anthology from 9 best-selling and award-winning authors will have you rooting for your favorite heroes and heroines as they step up to the greatest challenge of their lives–to protect and love.

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CVXT194 

Short link: http://amzn.to/1RYa8ng

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/to-protect-and-love

on B&N! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/to-protect-and-love-mimi-barbour/1123531064?ean=2940157689483

Google play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mimi_Barbour_To_Protect_and_Love?id=xUS6CwAAQBAJ

Ibooks-https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/to-protect-and-love/id1092817148?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29221804-to-protect-and-love

This includes daily teasers to Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook groups. As well, we planned guest blogs, blog tours, advertising, and Facebook parties.

 

Then I had the wise idea, 🙂  to get another book out there and published in time to pick up new readers from these sets, so I kicked it into high gear to finish the story I’d been working on for a few months, The Guardian, a paranormal romantic suspense novel.

 

 

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The Guardian – Book 1 of Mended Souls

Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.

A car accident ends Lucas’ life and leaves Scott injured and bitter. 

As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident. When threats are made to Tracy’s life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?

Pre-Order Jacquie Biggar‘s

The Guardian 

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B01D4D3LMS

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29510815-the-guardian

Whew, finally all caught up and able to breathe again, except wait… I still never got my tax stuff together!!

And, I joined another group of writers for another boxed set with another brand new novella,

Love, Christmas.

 

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We have a fun contest going on Fresh Fiction until the end of March, so hurry and enter soon!

Calling all Christmas lovers!
Do you love the music of the holiday season? If so, the Authors’ Billboard needs your attention! This coming 2016 Christmas, twenty of our authors—New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers—will be putting together a multi-author box collection of brand new, never before published stories to dazzle everyone, but we require your participation.
The theme of our bundle will be CHRISTMAS CAROLS. And we want to use YOUR favorite holiday songs. If you and your song title are chosen, one of the novellas will be dedicated to YOU.
Sound like fun? Please enter the contest by naming your special carols in the box below. You may enter as many times as you like. So what are you waiting for?
Here’s what the winners will receive:
1. Twenty winners will have his/her favorite song chosen as the title and possibly the theme for one of the novellas.
2. That particular story will be dedicated to the winner— twenty in total.
3. And the winners will receive a free copy of the box set (eBook only).

ENTER HERE

 

From all of this, my take-away is that it doesn’t pay to sweat the small stuff. Just focus, make a list of priorities, and get ‘er done.

Oiy, whoever said the life of a writer was easy!

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Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂

Jacquie writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.

Jacquie has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.

Follow Jacquie’s website below – if you check out her giveaways page you’ll find tons of great prizes every month!

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JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.   She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters. Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can't function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. :)

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