So before I dive into my Embrace-palooza, I got the pleasure of doing a guest post over at Maria Zannini's blog. Come on over here and join me as I discuss having crafty fun with Chipmunk. There's even something special for you. But you have to go on over to participate.
Before you go, I have a confession. I am not the biggest fan of change. I know, it's inevitable. But there was one point in my life where change was so frightening. As part of Cherie Colyer's Launch Party for her wonderful novel, Embrace, I'd like to share a time where embracing change, for me, was scary but for the best.
You see, some of you may not know this, but there was a time when I was married. I ripped my severely independent heart from my chest and, with trembling fingers, entrusted it to the man I loved. Details aren't needed, but suffice it to say that things changed. Not the kind of changes I was willing to embrace, either. Around the time things ended, a new job opportunity opened up for me.
I moved from Small Town, Texas to sunny, metropolis San Diego, CA. If I didn't embrace change, it was going to drown me, kicking and swinging.
So I did it.
I opened my mind and my heart to the new place I called home. I learned what June gloom meant and what it felt like to have the ocean breeze whip cool air around you. I tanned, on accident, really, but not much :-) I was especially glad that embracing change allowed me, for a brief time, to participate in a writing group with some wonderful writers and published authors, most with decades of experience to share with me. Le sigh....remembering them always warms my heart. I found a few good friends that I keep in touch with to this day (miss you guys!!!)
I took change by the horn and embraced it with a bear hug by moving back to my small town, especially since a lot had changed in the two years I was gone.
Now, I don't look at change and immediately frown. I give it a chance. And I'd like to encourage each and every one of you to give Embrace, by Cherie Colyer, a chance as well.
Including a quick jaunt over to Maria's place, check below for other great places to venture off to as part of the Launch Party!!!
Embrace Launch Party Guest Posts!
Embrace Launch Party Posts!
a novel by Cherie Colyer
Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.
Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.
Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.
Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Prizes: To celebrate the release of her debut novel, Cherie is giving away an eCopy of EMBRACE and 5-Embrace Hemp Bracelets today. There are three ways to win:
1) Leave a comment here or at any of the Party Posts.
2) Tweet about the Virtual Party or any of the Party Posts with tag #EMBRACEnovels
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3) Facebook (tag Cherie Colyer, author) about the Virtual Party.
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Do all three and you will have three times the chances to win! Leave a comment at each stop of the tour for a chance to win the Grand Prize.
If you haven’t already, remember to stop back by Cherie’s blog or click here to fill out the form to ensure your entry is counted.
Change can be a difficult thing to embrace. Is there a particular change that at first had you in doubt or fear? Did you eventually come to embrace it?