The Magical Post-Breakup Makeover

After a breakup, particularly one you did not initiate, your self confidence can take a bit of a beating. During this time my friends and I frequently turned to the magical healing powers of a post-breakup makeover. We would change our hair or buy a new outfit and they became our new armour against the hurt....more
Oh I have done a post break up makeover. I have painted my nails funky colors, colored my hair ... more

How Soon Is Too Soon For Couples Therapy?

Since I had not read Bared to You, the first book in Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, I was surprised to find that Eva and Gideon were in couple's counseling. Based on what I had read to that point in Reflected in You, their relationship still seemed young and new. By Eva's own admission, they hadn't been together that long:...more
I think it really depends on the relationship and what you are looking for with that person. If ... more

What Does Independence Mean To You?

At some point, we all strive for a little independence in our lives. We want to make our own decisions -- call the shots. We want to control our own destiny. Eva, the main character in Sylvia Day's Reflected in You, craved independence from an early age, in large part due to the fact that in many ways her mother was dependent on the men in her life. ...more
There are so many ways to be independent, when I was venturing out after college to me I wanted ... more

Red-Hot Romance: Reflected in You

As a long-time reader of romance novels, it's been really interesting to see how they -- and erotica in particular -- have suddenly exploded in popularity in 2012. I've always known people who have read erotica and romance, but the books are receiving media coverage as I've never seen before. I believe that many people are discovering what we long-time readers have always known -- it's the connection between the two main characters that takes center stage in these novels. I believe that it's the connection between Eva and Gideon that has skyrocketed the second book in Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, Reflected in You, to the top of people's reading piles and to the number one spot on the New York Times trade paperback bestsellers list. ...more
I loved this book and can't wait to see what becomes of Eva & Gideon in the next book. more

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BlogHer '13 Twitter and Blog ROLL CALL!

So you're going to BlogHer '13? Awesome! Get to know your fellow conference goers by jumping on the thread below and sharing your Twitter handle and/or blog URL. You can follow others, tweet your conference plans, and get to know your fellow attendees before arriving in Chicago. Mingle away!

How Do You Recharge?

Sometimes, we all need a little time to recharge. We each have our own way of doing that. Sometimes we do it alone. Other times we call upon our friends and loved ones to help us recharge our batteries. In Sylvia Day's Reflected in You, Eva recharges with her best friend, Cary. ...more
I like to recharge with quiet time, reading, having a coffee or just painting my nails. I have ... more

Do You Have Trouble Proofreading Your Own Blog?

My trade off, which as I get older, I find just as upsetting as my kindergarten teachers ridicule is the fact I struggle a great deal with proofreading. I have trained my brain to "see" what my eyes do not see. Somewhere, unconsciously, I have trained myself to compensate for what my eyes do not see properly and my brain interprets correctly for me. As a blogger the difficultly of proofreading is an incredible challenge. None more evident than when I handed out my business card for my blog and found out there was minor typo on it! ...more
I do have problems with my own posts. I will reread them only to find something wrong after ... more