Friday, January 13, 2012

The Ex-Factor

Well, well, well. Hello, Friday! How did you get here so quickly? Sleepless nights, nose-blowing days, and wine-scoffing book launches served by barmaids dressed as nurses will do that to you, I suppose. (A massive congrats to Mark and Louise, and a zillion thank yous for the invite!)

Now, I know I said I wasn't going to do much promo this year, but when you have someone as fab as Jen Daiker . . . how could I say no? Jen's celebrating the success of her first published work, and I couldn't be happier to have her here.

Take it away, Jen!


Let’s talk exes. (I keep the spicy talk for Talli because I know she can handle it).
A lot of us go through life gathering a few exes before we find the one. Some of them did the dumping, and some you dumped. Either way, they ended.

What happens with the ones that we never established? You never sat down and fully broke up… (texting, phone call, or over an email don’t count as break ups because those are just cruel <-- though sometimes necessary).

My short story, Snowbanked, is about a small town girl in search for something bigger. What she gave up was a man she truly loved, but neither of them were willing to compromise.

My hubby and I experienced something like this. We just weren’t ready to truly commit, we still lived selfish lives. It wasn’t until we reconnected we realized that we’d left love behind. I hoped one day I’d get to share this story and when Still Moments Publishing (http://www.stillmomentspublishing.com) the Snowbound Hearts Anthology I knew it was the perfect setting to share a story of love lost until love was gained.

There are three additional stories in this fun anthology. It’s a perfect way to let love and snow stay a little longer in all of our hearts! Here’s the dirt on what you’ll find inside, Snowbound Hearts!

Sophie’s Snow Day by Jillian Chantal
A snowstorm can be a life changing event. Just ask Sophie.

Snowbanked by Jennifer Daiker
Returning home can hold the best surprises, especially when love is involved.

The White Lion by Maggie Devine
When Pub owner Sophie Ashford clashes with the new Lord of the Manor, Shane Smith, a secret past is unearthed and a new love erupts...

Winter Twilight by Shannon O'Brien
Can a secret, up and coming rock musician reawaken a young woman's passion while she fumbles her way through a strange city and new life?

This is my first published works and I’m elated! I’d love for you to add it to your TBR list over at Goodreads OR stop by Still Moments Publishing (ebook store: http://www.stillmomentspublishing.com/p/ebook-store.html) and buy your copy! Or just feel free to stop by Unedited  to say hello to me and my crazy antics.

Thank you, Jen! Have a great weekend, everyone. 

56 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for giving me some space your FABULOUS blog! I've loved watching our friendship grow and it was an honor getting to visit your blog!

    Stay Sweet! Kisses! :D

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  2. Congratulations, Jen!!!! May your future be bright and your books sell out.

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  3. Congratulations Jen. Wishing you so much success. Enjoy!

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  4. I'm so excited for you Jen! Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations Jen! Much much continued success to you!

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  6. Congrats, Jen!! Sounds like a great anthology!

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  7. Congrats Jen. Glad your work was recognized--and I hope it is the first of many.

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  8. Jen, your story sounds too delicious to resist. I'm getting my copy today!

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  9. From one who is trying to sell a book I say good luck Jen.I hope they all sell.

    Yvonne.

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  10. Sounds like so much fun to read - nice and warm and toasty on these cold winter days! congrats, Jen! And thanks for showing me this great new blog to follow!

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  11. Sounds like the perfect snow-read, warming all our hearts in the process ... Congratulations, Jen!

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  12. i actually thought you said you were going to take it easy on the "porno" and i was all "wait. When did i miss the porn?!"
    Congrats Jen!

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  13. Talli and Jen, I have a scenario similar to the one you describe - the unrequited love story - both were too engaged with self at the time to be able to move forward with the relationship. Methinks perhaps I should read your book... and call him? ;) ~Sumiross

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  14. Congratulations to Jen! This sounds really fun.

    PS. Happy New Year, Talli!

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  15. Congratulations, Jen! That is awesome.

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  16. Such an amazing concept, especially since it's based on real life! Can't wait to read this story. Congrats, Jen!

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  17. Hope you enjoyed playing doctors and nurses lovely Talli! LOL!

    Awww gorgeous Jen - huge congratulations with your story - love the true event that inspired it!

    Take care
    x

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  18. It's already on my Goodreads to read list!!! Many many congrats!!!!

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  19. Congrats to Jen and the other authors in this anthology! Happy sales to you all!

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  20. Woohoo! Congrats to Jen. That's such great news.

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  21. So excited for you Jen!! Sounds like a great read.

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  22. Congratulations, Jen. What an exciting time for you! Have fun!!

    Liz

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  23. I went over and read about your book. It sounds wonderful. Congrats on being published!

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  24. I went over and read about your book. It sounds wonderful. Congrats on being published!

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  25. I am a sucker for anthologies like this one! Will definitely check it out.

    Thanks, ladies!

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  26. Thank you for stopping in! Thank you for all the congrats! I can't thank you enough for the sweet words!

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  27. Exes do make for an interesting story. Congratulations Jen.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  28. There's not much sweeter than getting back what you'd thought you'd lost! I'm so happy for you, Jen :) The anthology sounds like something I'd love to read. This book fiend will have to check it out...

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  29. Super congrats! And yes, it is on my TBR!

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  30. Three cheers, Jen! That is so wonderful. Making a stop to update my TBR list. Thanks, Talli, for this as well.

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  31. Ooooh I've been waiting for you book Jen!!! I can't believe the day has come! AWESOMEARAMA, & yay to a whole wknd of reading for me ~ hugs

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  32. Congrats Jen! Best of luck with your book! Julie

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  33. Sounds great, Jen - may you go on to more and more success!

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  34. Huge congratulations to you Jen, you deserve it :-)

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  35. Congratulations on your very first published story, Jen. You're on your way!

    Waving to Talli :)

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  36. Best of wishes to you Jen and Snowbanked. I;m sending big big big thoughts your way right now.

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  37. Hi Talli - Hi Jen - I did a massive SQUEE seeing the cover of the book... have to hunt this down... is it on amazon uk / kindle?
    Lx

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  38. Congrats Jen! Your story sounds great and I'm looking forward to reading it and the rest of the anthology.

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  39. Many congratulations, Jen. It's always good to hear of a newly published writer breaking in. Gives hope to the rest of us.

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  40. A BIG congratulations Jen! First publications are always a bit like one's first kiss or first love. You never forget it.

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  41. Congrats to Jen. That truly is exciting!

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  42. Laura - you can order it on Still Moments site and have it in the format for Kindle! Hope you enjoy!

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  43. Congratulations Jen! Wishing you mega sales success!

    Thanks Talli!

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  44. Congrats Jen! Sounds like a cosy winter read. Good luck with promo and sales, ciao from italy catherine

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  45. Sounds terrific, Jen! Congratulations!!!

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Coffee and wine for all!