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Interview With Shelley HoltReady.Set.Connect 10 Easy Ways to Create Joy in Your Life Today

Q. What inspired you to write your first book?  
 

I always felt in my spirit, since college, that I would write a book. When I tried to come up with what it would be, I failed. Out of the blue, at the age of 45, I was led to type the words out and tell my story to help lead others to fulfilling and joyful lives.  

 

Q. Who would you most like to have a cup of coffee with? (Dead or alive)

​Explain…  

 

I would like to have a cup of coffee with my grandmother. Her name was Dot, but I called her “Nan” and she died when I was about 12. I never got to know her deeply and I would love that opportunity. I know she didn’t try to learn to drive until she was in her 50’s… and she never did get the hang of it. She preferred others to take her.  

 

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?  

 

I like the bed to be made when I crawl into it at night, so I expect the last person out in the am to make it J

 

Q. Tell us something quirky about you.  

 

I have a super sniffer nose! I am a total smell person. It can sometimes be a curse!  

 

Q. Favorite comfort food?  

French Fries.

 

Q. Five books that inspire you.  

 

Funny enough, I’m not a book reader! I find my attention span won’t allow it. So I stick with magazine articles and online stories. That is why you will find my book written in a concise and “to the point” way…to keep readers engaged and hooked to want to get through the short 80+ pages.

 

Q. Tell us the one most important thing about your novels. The one thing that makes them different from all other books out there.  

 

The content is raw, the truth, and meant to inspire people to realize they are in control of creating their own JOY… through all of the ups and downs life brings.  

 

 

Q. Are your books available on Amazon or other digital retailers as e-books?  

 

Yes, it is available on Amazon as an e-book.

 

Q. What is your marketing strategy for your books?  

 

We are diverse in our strategy. We are in some local bookstores and do social media to promote through it our business Best Life. The majority has been grass roots – sending to radio personalities that cover certain topics and local 211 organizations; we often give out books to people we meet in every day life who would seem to benefit from finding more JOY in their lives. The goal of the book is to find it’s way into the hands of those who need the message within it. I am confident it will find it’s way to that one person who will propel it to a Best Seller.  

 

Q. What are you working on now? What’s next?  

 

The next book is going to be Ready.Set.Connect BS Love – 5 Tricks to Have True Love (or something to that effect) – it will be the deeper story of the love my husband (Brandon) and I share (hence BS) and encourage people that they too can find and have their true love.  

 

Q. What is your advice to a new writer who is trying to get a publishing contract or thinking of self-publishing?

 

Research all of your options thoroughly and work with someone who can help publish and promote the book successfully.  

 

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ready.set.connect2day

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Website: http://www.liveyourbest.today

 

Excerpts from the Book Ready.Set.Connect 10 Easy Ways to Create Joy in Your Life Today by Shelley Holt:

 

1. It took a long time to uncover the truths in my life. I want to save you this truth-seeking time, so you can have true and pure joy now. It is simple, free and it feels great. It is awesome. As I unveil my life, you might now relate to my upbringing, my friendships, my triumphs or my mishaps. In fact, you may not agree with some of my choices and decisions and that is ok. It will not matter how much alike or different my life experiences or choices are from yours.

 

2. I felt anger, but a good anger. I was going to advocate for my husband! I took the white board off the fridge and started writing, “Today, 8/8/14 I declare joy, happiness, peace, financial security and the everlasting love we deserve. Once again, God stepped in and brought me an angel.

3. I cannot predict what will get thrown your at you but I can assure you that all of us will walk through peaks and valleys throughout our lives. It is how you walk, how you think, and how you speak at each point that will determine how well, how quickly, how successfully you move forward.

Character Interview: Dex from Succubus Kiss Series by Jennifer Snyder – and a GIVEAWAY!!!

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Evening guys! So glad to see you here!!!

I’m running late!! The shopping for perfect dress and shoes in that awesome hot weather was tiring…. But I’m all prepared!!

Dex will be here any minute – no it was not my plan to meet him at my house after 8 pm…. *wink wink*

So please meet Dex:

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OMG….he just pulled in front of my house…. *sigh* he is so HOT! Quick check in the mirror and I can open the door. God! My heart is racing! I want to kiss him… *daydreaming* Those eyes, lips…. *sigh*

*clears throat*

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  1. After that first blind date with Kenna, were you hoping she would change her mind and you would be able to go out on a second one?

Of course, who wouldn’t have wanted a second shot with a sexy succubus like her? I’m fine with bein’ friends and all, but sure would have been nice if she had given me another chance.

  1. How do you feel about Kenna’s being infected with a Wraith? Do you think you and the others will be able to help her?

If I could take her place, I would. She’s too sweet for somethin’ so vile to be takin’ up space inside her. If they don’t help her, I will.

  1. How did you and Kenna meet?

She was a blind date. We were set up by our mutual friend, Sage. Let’s just say, it didn’t work out the way I had hoped it would walkin’ into Mystic that night. You already knew that though.

  1. What was your first thought about her?

That she was sexy as hell. Even from behind I could tell. That red dress…

  1. How do you feel about Kenna?

I feel a lot of things toward Kenna, but above them all she’s a great girl. Super cool. Someone I definitely want in my life, regardless of whether she ever decides to blur that friendship line she drew.

  1. Moving on from Kenna. It seems you have a small connection with Lexy… Do you like her?

What’s not to like? Blond, blue eyes, slender little body, and powers that put most witches to shame. The girl has it all.

  1. Have you ever been in love?

Depends on your definition of love, darlin’.

  1. What is your dream girl like?

I like them a little sassy, if I’m bein’ honest. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a sweetheart from time to time—good girls are always fun to make bad—but sometimes a little sass can go a long way with me.

Without saying goodbye, he gives me his sexy smile and kisses me breathlessly….yeah, that was me daydreaming as I’m watching him walking to his car.

I hope you all enjoyed a bit of Dex, I know I did and I would enjoy a whole more of him!! ❤

And now…dum dum dum… a Giveaway! Just follow the instructions 🙂

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Thanks guys! And see you tomorrow at Amanda’s blog: City and Book, where you will meet sexy Randal and Kenna!

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Character Interview: Sage from Succubus Kiss Series by Jennifer Snyder

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Hello everyone! Glad to see you here! Today is the second day of the Succubus Kiss Character Tour and our guest is Sage.

I was hoping that today will be a bit better, but I’m still so nervous!! And not to mention Sage is just gorgeous!! *looks in the mirror quickly*…I hope she didn’t see it…nope, she’s smirking…she has seen it… *sigh*.

But anyway, let’s get started!

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A bit about Sage:

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*clears my throat*

1. How did you and Kenna meet?

We work at the same club, Spark. We’re the best damn bartenders that have ever walked through those doors.

2. What was your first thought about her?

Honestly? I was envious of her. I ran that place, until Landon hired a succubus. A little healthy competition is good though, right? That was how I viewed it after a while.

3. When did you meet Randal for the first time?

When he saved me. Turned me. Whatever you want to call it. Randal has that hero complex going for him. It’s a trait of his I love.

4.So…Kenna and Randal…how do you feel about that?

I don’t know why everyone keeps asking me this question. I’m fine with it. Really. Sometimes you just have to let go. Right? Kenna is a friend, and Randal is my creator. End of story.

5. Do you have any feelings for him?

I did. Isn’t it obvious? But who could blame me? The guy is gorgeous.My feelings for him are all in the past though. He’s with Kenna now.

6. How do you feel about Kenna now?

I’m not sure where you’re going with this. I mean, I like her. She’s someone I call a close friend. Things were a little wishy-washy for a bit, but I think everything is good now. I apologized.

7. What are your thoughts on Kenna’s situation?

Her situation? You mean the wraith. I hate it for her. She’s such a great person, and I hate that she’s been infected by something so deadly. It’s something no one should have to go through. Ever.

As I watch Sage leaving my room I cringe a bit. That wasn’t the best interview…but then again I was dying to know all the answers….

I hope you all enjoyed my interview! And tomorrow…..dum dum dum…we meet DEX!!!! EEEKKKK!!! I am so excited!! I think I need new shoes, dress…like really sexy one *daydreaming*

See you tomorrow guys!

And oh! Just as a reminder of the schedule!!

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Character Interview: Bree from Succubus Kiss Series by Jennifer Snyder

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Hi all!

Today is the first day of the Succuvus Kiss Character Tour, where me and my Bestie Amanda, from City and Book Blog, will meet all the awesome characters from the series! I hope you will enjoy all the interviews just like we did!

We will kick off the tour with Bree, who is just sitting across from me! I’m so nervous about that! It’s my first interview, but lets make it our secret *wink wink*

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So Bree, let’s get start it!!

1.How long have you been friends with Kenna?

Since fooorrrreevveerrr.

  1. Were you always close to each other?

We were. I mean, friends always have their bumpy patches, but with us, those never lasted more than a day or two, and were always for something stupid.

  1. How did you and Kenna meet?

God, we’ve been friends since as far back as I can remember. I can’t even think of a memory without her. I know it was in elementary school when we met. Second grade maybe? I don’t remember any big event that led us to being friends, it was just something that unfolded naturally. We were destined to be best friends forever. Some relationships work out like that.

  1. What was your first thought about her?

I don’t remember my very first thought of her, but I do remember always being jealous of her natural prettiness. The girl doesn’t even have to try and she’s gorgeous! Kills me.

  1. What are the things that you like the most in her?

She’s sarcastic, independent, but most of all she’s strong. That girl has been through some shit, and I love how she’s pulled through. She doesn’t realize how strong she really is sometimes. She’s my idol.

  1. Are you still close to her, now that there are miles separating you two?

I like to think so. I mean, with me moving halfway around the world it feels like we’ve still managed to talk every now and then. You know what they say, after ten years of friendship you have a friend for life. That’s us. We’ll always be friends.

  1. Do you think she has changed since you moved away?

Of course. I think we both have. Not much, but, yeah, some. Who doesn’t change? It’s like practically inevitable.

  1. If—this is a hypothetical question by the way—Kenna was in trouble, would you like to know?Even if the truth would change your relationship forever?

Umm…this is a weird question, but yeah, I guess so. I can’t think of anything that would change our relationship forever…unless she slept with Kellen, my fiancé… which she would never do.

  1. If you could tell Kenna one thing right now, what would it be?

That she’s my best friend. I love her, and always will. No matter what. She’s more like a sister than anything to me.

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That was fun!! Isn’t she pretty and so nice? I hope you all had amazing time with us and we will see you all tomorrow for my next interview with….. SAGE!!

And here guys is the schedule for this week!

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