Music Monday ~ The Revolution Will Not be Televised

It’s Labour Day today for Americans and Canadians. Enjoy your day off, or if you prefer to start a revolution … from Gil Scott-Heron,

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I am interviewed for OMNIMYSTERY NEWS (@mysteries)

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Omnimystery News, a home for all things “mystery-related” including books, games, TV, and film. Connect to this terrific site and visit me as I reveal details of my writing along with the TOP 5 professions I wanted to be as a child.

You can read Omnimystery News’ interview of me here.

Enjoy,

eden

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I am interviewed by author Bill Kirton Part 2 (@carver22)

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Bill’s books on Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

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Last week, Scottish author and friend, Bill Kirton posted Part 1 of his interview with me called The Canadian Angle.

Now you can read Part 2 here.

Do come by and say hello ;)

~ eden

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My Rant about the #ALS #IceBucketChallenge

I haven’t had a rant in a while. Perhaps nothing has rattled me that much lately, so I’ve let things roll off me like water off a duck’s back. Speaking of water …

By now, most of you are aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as “Lou Gehrig’s” disease or Motor Neurone Diseases in the UK has come up with an innovative way to raise money for its cause. The Challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. Recipients of the Challenge have 24 hours to comply or they are asked to make a donation (originally set at $100). The Challenge has gone viral with the participation of celebrities and other public figures. Facebook and Youtube are popular media outlets for sharing the videos.

As the movement has grown, people are choosing to both donate AND get water dumped on their heads. How much money people donate can range from $10 to $100, or even more.

All in good fun, but most importantly, all for a worthy cause that has raised record amounts of money for a disease that currently has no cure.

I recently did the Challenge and posted the video on Facebook. I have no connection to ALS and prior to my nomination, knew little about it. I now know a lot more because of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

So, why am I ranting?

For whatever reason, I’m suddenly seeing a lot of hostile comments interspersed with the videos of those participating in the Challenge. I don’t understand it.

The range of criticism is vast:

“Participants are posting videos only to get publicity and boost their own egos.”

“The Challenge is wasting water.”

“We’re dumping water on our heads when people all over the world are really suffering. It shows we are disconnected to the global community.”

“ALS is stealing funds from diseases like cancer, which affects more people.”

That last one was the final straw for me. Really? Are we now comparing diseases to see which is more worthy of funding? Exactly how do we measure the worthiness of one life against another?

For me, charity is very personal. Why we donate to some causes and not to others is no one else’s business. That also applies to how people choose to use social media. If they are posting videos of themselves for the Ice Bucket Challenge, then it’s their business. Don’t like it? Don’t watch the videos. Don’t comment. Don’t share. Unfollow the person if it offends you so much. It’s that simple.

If you think the Challenge is wasting water, consider how you can conserve water the next time you take a bath, a shower, or do your laundry. Water is everyone’s responsibility every time we use it.

I don’t disagree the world is in turmoil, and many people are suffering. We cannot possibly know the plight of those living through war, starvation, and poverty unless we’ve experienced it. We can help by donating money, time, and giving of ourselves in creative ways to make the world a better place. By being born in the west or a developed country, we are extremely fortunate, but we cannot help those less fortunate by apologizing for the way we live.

If you think your money is better served donating to PETA, cancer, or another cause, then DO IT. The Ice Bucket Challenge is certainly not dictating where your money should go. If anything, it has given visibility to other charitable organizations that need help.

Lastly, don’t rain on the parade of those who are trying to do good. They’ve already had ice water dumped on them. Negativity helps no one. Convert your judgement, scorn, and mockery into something useful or SHUT UP.

End rant.

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I am interviewed for @HuffPostBooks

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Huffington Post Books by columnist and poet, Loren Kleinman. We disussed Stranger at Sunset, switching genres, and which one of my characters I would date and why.

You can read Loren’s interview of me here.

~ eden

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Music Monday ~ Chasing Pirates by @NorahJones

I’ve enjoyed Norah Jones’ music since her first album, Come Away with Me.

Her sultry, smoky voice is what I love most about her, and the wonderful lyrics of this song are perfect for writers.

Enjoy Monday,

eden

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I am interviewed by author Bill Kirton Part 1 (@carver22)

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Bill’s books on Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Scottish author and friend, Bill Kirton. He posted part one this week and questioned my writing from a Canadian angle. Come by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you ;)

You can read Bill’s interview of me (part 1) here.

~ eden

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Eden’s Exchange talks to @TobyWNeal #author #interview

Toby Neal is a very busy woman living amongst the lush palms and beautiful sand and sea of Hawaii. She’s the author of close to a dozen books and counting. Learn more about this fascinating woman and her books. Continue reading

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STRANGER AT SUNSET is in the spotlight for @ThePenMuse

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I’m featured today on the wonderful site of Denise Alicea, author and owner of The Pen and Muse Book Reviews. I’m honored she’s given me space on her site to feature my book.

Connect to Denise at her virtual homes and see all the services she provides.

Hop over to The Pen and Muse and read the Spotlight on Stranger at Sunset.

Enjoy,

~ eden

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Music Monday ~ I Feel Good dedicated to @RobinWilliams

In the first film I ever saw starring Robin Williams, his mission was to build morale. His strategy? To keep them laughing.

The film was Good Morning Vietnam.

I watched it again this past week and cried … and laughed—hard.

Thank you Robin Williams, for making us laugh and feel good for so long.

Here’s the classic “I Feel Good” by James Brown.

eden

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Plotting for Pantsers ~ Guest blog for Ingrid Hall (@authoringrid)

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I am thrilled to be featured on the blog of author Ingrid Hall.

A couple of months ago, she invited submissions of articles to help indie authors, and I decided to write one. She also curates the Facebook page for Indie and Proud. Be sure to connect to Ingrid at all her sites.

Read my post: Plotting for Pantsers on Ingrid’s blog and find out how it ties into my latest book.

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Find out more about Ingrid by following her links below.

Website | Twitter @authoringrid | Facebook

Indie and Proud: Facebook | Goodreads

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There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Does Sex Belong in a Mystery Novel? ~ Guest blog for @casesheridan

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Today, I am thrilled to guest blog for the amazing Casey Sheridan.

I’ve known Casey since the end of 2010. She’s one of the first erotica author I ever connected to, and we’ve seen each other through a lot. Casey is a wonderful friend and supporter to many indies. I highly urge you to check out her books.

Read Does Sex Belong in a Mystery Novel? on Casey’s blog and find out how it ties into my latest book.

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Find out more about Casey by following her links below.

Website | Blog | Twitter @casesheridan

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No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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Eden’s Exchange talks to @C_W_Schultz #author #interview

C. W. Schultz is the pseudonym for American writer Calen Sifferman, and we met on Twitter just before he was heading overseas. I liked his bio and invited him for an interview.

Please give Calen a warm welcome and add him to your networks. Continue reading

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I am interviewed by @Maria_Savva on @Goodreads

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Maria’s books on Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by London-based author, Maria Savva. She has a busy blog on Goodreads, and I was thrilled she invited me for a chat.

In addition to being a prolific author of more than a dozen titles, she also blogs for the UK Arts Directory and UK Music Directory

You can read Maria’s interview of me here on Goodreads.

Come by and leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you ;)

~ eden

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I am interviewed by @bookworm_nai for …the bookworm…

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I have an interview today with Naida of …the bookworm…

She is an avid reader, reviewer, and crocheter. Her site is filled with information for authors and readers alike, so connect to her. She definitely knows books!

You can read Naida’s  interview of me on her site. She asks wonderful questions.

Drop by and say ‘hi.’ ;)

eden

 

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Stranger at Sunset ~ Book Blast by @masqtours #SunsetBlast

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Many thanks to Masquerade Book Tours and the incredible Diantha Jones who arranged a book blast for Stranger at Sunset.

Numerous book bloggers will share my book this week. In exchange, I’m offering a giveaway of my books via Rafflecopter, so please enter and share with your friends!

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

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Meet my Main Character Blog Tour – Kate Hampton

I’ve been tagged by the lovely author, Maria Savva to partake in a tour involving my main character.

What are the rules? They’re simple!

I have to answer seven questions about a main character from one of my novels, then I nominate five other authors to answer the same questions.

Here’s a link to Maria’s blog where she introduced her character, Nigel Price. He’s my type of man — tortured and with secrets ;) I can’t wait to read more about him in Maria’s latest book, Haunted

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sas_2kindleHere are my responses about Kate Hampton.

1. Tell us a little about this main character. Is she fictional or a historic person?

Kate Hampton is a fictional character from my book, Stranger at Sunset.

2. When and where is the story set?

The story is set around the end of 2012 and the first few months of 2013, primarily in Jamaica, West Indies.

3. What should we know about her?

Kate is a psychiatrist in her mid-thirties. Her defining trait is her intelligence and her ability to assess someone almost immediately upon meeting them.

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Her main conflict involves her own mind. There are parts of her life she would rather forget. She is aware an incident from her past has traumatized her, but it’s buried so deep in her subconscious, she is uncertain as to what it is.

5. What is her personal goal?

Her goal is to find out why travel writer, Matthew Kane has written a scathing review of her favorite holiday spot, threatening to shutter the Jamaican resort for good.

6. What are the titles of your novels, and where can we read more about them?

Stranger at Sunset is my first novel, and the first in this genre – psychological mystery/thriller. My previous books were literary erotica written as short stories, novellas, and anthologies. You can find out more about my books at edenbayleebooks.

7. When can we expect your next book to be published?

The next book will also feature Kate Hampton, and it’s called A Fragile Truce. I aim for a trilogy with her as the main character. The new book should release by next year if not sooner. You can read an excerpt of it at the end of Stranger at Sunset. 

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Now I’ll nominate five other authors. All of them are terrific writers, so please visit them and give their books a read.

~ Science fiction author, Mars Dorian, just released his first novel, Blogbuster.

~ Fiction author Lisette Brodey writes in multiple genres, including the acclaimed drama Crooked Moon.

~ Author Christoph Fischer, writer of historical fiction novels, and A Time to Let Go, a drama about Alzheimers.

Billy Ray Chitwood, the author of more than a dozen books, with his latest Bailey Crane novel, A Common Evil.

~ Author Victoria Dougherty, whose book The Bone Church is receiving excellent reviews.

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT by @jsubject is FREE until August 4th!

JES-IH-300x450Friend and fellow Canadian author of hot, science fiction erotic romance, Jessica Subject, has a collection of FREE stories available for a LIMITED time only! They cover the genres of romance in: Science Fiction, Contemporary, Lesbian, Menage, Military, Interracial, and Erotic.

There is definitely something for everyone here, so grab it while you can! Find out more from Jessica, and read an excerpt from Celestial Seduction below.

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INTERGALACTIC HEAT

a collection of 1Night Stand stories

by Jessica E. Subject

A date on a space station? Alien lovers? Madame Evangeline, owner of the exclusive 1Night Stand dating service is known to be magical in fulfilling the ideal dates of her clients, but she’s outdone herself this time, bring together beings from Earth and beyond. As long as applicants are willing to let go of their pasts and open their hearts and minds, she will find their perfect match, whether they be a former sci-fi television star, a nurse, an employee of the Space Service, a former Marine, or even an extraterrestrial. Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…

169 pages

Contains: Beneath the Starry Sky, Celestial Seduction, Unknown Futures, Satin Sheets in Space, and Sudden Breakaway

Available FREE for your Kindle!

July 31, 2014 to August 4, 2014

US | UK | Canada | Australia | Germany

Brazil | France | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Spain

Also available in PRINT from

Amazon (Canada/US/UK) | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | more

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Reviews

Beneath the Starry Sky

“Instant attraction leads to heart pounding passion.” – Coffee Beans & Love Scenes

Celestial Seduction

“If you’ve never thought of the stars as steamy, this [story] with have you rethinking the entire sci-fi genre.” – The Indie Elite

Unknown Futures

Unknown Futures…was tasteful, yet highly erotic and it handled the relationship between two women wonderfully.” – Tracy Riva Books & Reviews

Satin Sheets in Space

“Jessica Subject is the queen of science fiction romance. Her stories pull you into other worlds where anything is possible. Satin Sheets in Space is no exception.” – Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

Sudden Breakaway

“When Jared and Paige come together…it is hot enough I am surprised they didn’t melt the ice in the hockey rink.” – Cocktails and Books

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Excerpt from Celestial Seduction – M/F Science Fiction Erotic Romance

Her intensity excited him, but he needed to find a way to keep her calm. She refused to look into his eyes. His mouth crashed down on hers, absorbing her next words. She objected at first, but then her tongue reached out to him, a passionate gesture unheard of on Ginnun.

He matched the force of her kiss and skimmed his hands down her arms to rest on her sides near her breasts. She no longer struggled. Her arms wrapped around him, keeping him close. When she released his mouth to take a breath, he sat up. She panted underneath him.

“That was incredible. I….I felt like I was flying through space. So many colors and the brightest stars.”

He experienced something different. With that kiss, he had finally found someone who could keep him grounded on Earth and repress any regret for not returning to Ginnun. He brushed his thumb along her cheekbone. “I’d like to continue if you’ll let me.” He leaned down and placed light kisses across her face.

A sigh escaped her lips and the last of her tight muscles relaxed underneath him. He slid his body down her legs, his hands returning to her belly.

“I thought you were going to continue something else,” she whispered.

His cock pressed against his pants already. Her sudden interest in sex made it painful. “I want to, but I need to finish giving you this gift.”

Her body moved but she didn’t struggle or try to get away. “What exactly are you doing to me? What is this gift? Why was my stomach glowing?”

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Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. If you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her stories written as Paisley Brown.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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Release Day for THE EROTIC BATH by Casey Sheridan (@CaseSheridan)

One of my favorite people, and the first erotica author I connected with when I started writing is the lovely Casey Sheridan. I am thrilled to announce she releases The Erotic Bath today. I picked up my copy this morning!

Please join me in congratulating Casey on her latest release.

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The erotic bath

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Wesley can’t believe his eyes when three beautiful women mysteriously appear from the steam in the bath. And all three women want him.

It’s Wesley’s birthday and he’s looking forward to a relaxing soak in a hot bath when three beautiful women mysteriously appear and all three want him.

Are Cinnamon, Sunshine, and Hazel the best birthday gifts ever? Or is Wesley’s imagination running overtime?

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Click on a title to Casey’s backlist and pick one up!

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Casey Sheridan writes sensual erotic fiction. Like most authors, Casey began writing when she was very young. It was later in life when she read her first piece of erotica and it was on a dare that she wrote her first erotic story.

Her erotica is sensual and fun with unique story lines.

Casey’s books are available through Breathless Press, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks. Her short fiction is published on various erotic web­sites such as The Erotic Woman, Every night Erotica, RSVP-Erotica.

Her title, Ruby Red Metallic is an EPIC eBook Awards 2012 Finalist.

An introvert by nature, Casey enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and reading when not writing. She loves animals and volunteers time to care for a local feral/outside cat colony.

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Crossing Genres ~ Guest blog for @lisettebrodey

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Today, I have the pleasure of guest blogging about my new book, Stranger at Sunset, and it’s hosted by the wonderful Lisette Brodey.

Lisette and I have known each other for a short time, but she’s someone with whom it’s easy to become fast friends. She’s been writing in multiple genres for sometime, so I wanted to pen a post around that specific topic.

Lisette is a talented writer whom I have enormous respect for, and I recommend you get to know her, like yesterday!

Read Crossing Genres on Lisette’s blog and find out how it ties into my book.

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Find out more about Lisette by following her links below.

Website | Twitter @LisetteBrodey | Facebook | Goodreads

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No Kindle? No Worries.

There is a Kindle App for just about any electronic device (Click here to get one). If you own a computer, smart phone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you are able to download my e-books.

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