Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In the spirit of the holidays, I'm giving away another book. This is the second U-PICK THE BOOK EVENT that I've hosted and it seems fitting for book nerds. You know what they say, birds of feather flock together!

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a favorite book or one that's completely new. Either way, this giveaway is my way of celebrating the holidays and the love of reading W I T H  Y O U !!!


U-PICK THE BOOK GIVEAWAY EVENT is hosted here by Susan Arden.

Dates: December 4 - 21, 2018*

How many winners: One. Chosen at random.

Prize: A book that costs $15.00 or less (in Ebook format and available from Amazon). ​

​Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Do see the terms and conditions on the Rafflecopter contest website page. Click here for the link. 
*(Rafflecopter officially ends 12/21 at 11:59 EST)
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Thank you for visiting and come back again! I'm hosting more book lover giveaways like U-Pick the Book.

Happy Holidays!
xo Susan Arden

Cheers to You Book Giveaway

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Welcome readers to the Of Books December Giveaway Hop hosted by Its Starts at Midnight and FLYLÄ“F . I can't believe that it's actually December 1st, can you? Not sure what happened this year, but it zoomed by.

After completing a 3,000-mile road trip in an adventure van with a 13-year old dog who's 92 in human years (no, I am not joking and yes, it was so much fun!!!), we arrived back home in early October. Plenty of time to get ready for the holidays. 
Digging at diamonds in Arkansas

Cadillac Graveyard in Texas (Bring Your Own Paint!)

Santa Fe (fell into the 30s at night!)

Petrified Forest

Grand Canyon
Then I had a brainstorm. Why not complete a mini renovation to spruce up the home front. R-I-G-H-T-!

Well, it didn't go as planned. Hah! What renovation ever does? Covered in drywall dust, I took a break today to write this post. Unable to display our family, years-old holiday ornaments (you know the ones, child-made from the kids in elementary school) has definitely put crimp on the 'cheer.' That is until someone uncorked one of the bottles of wine we brought back from Napa Valley.

Sooooo, who says there's no cheer! Time to kick up our heels and celebrate online! 

Giveaway Hop Details (Drum roll, please.)
  • Date: December 1 - 31, 2018
  • Prize: Book or ebook value up to $15.00 including shipping. 
       That's right. It can be for you or a gift. As long as Amazon ships it, then it's doable.
  • Cost: Free (Since there's nothing to buy!)
  • Entry: Rafflecopter below or here's the link 
  • for the Rafflecopter giveaway that's also on my Facebook page. 
  • One winner, selected at random.
  • Check out the terms and conditions on Rafflecopter.com
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Amazon is heading to Nashville, TN

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Make no mistake that yes, Amazon announced today its HQ2 headquarters would open in New York City (Queens) and Arlington, Virginia. But surprise of all surprises: Nashville, TN also gets a piece of this huge pie. In 2019, Amazon's Center of Excellence will open just north of the Gulch, a very hip retail-restaurant-business and residential location that borders Nashville's downtown area, west of the Cumberland River.
Amazon's Center of Excellence - Map

“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to continue inventing for customers for years to come. The team did a great job selecting these sites, and we look forward to becoming an even bigger part of these communities.”

Can you imagine the cities themselves? As for Arlington-- (just over the river from D.C. and the Hill...Hello, Donald Trump! Looks like there's a new sheriff in town.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon is about to shake up the Hill!
One who owns the Washington Post, aside from the most profitable corporation in the WORLD.) --that's 25,000 full-time jobs and a 2.5 BILLION Amazon investment.

Long Island, Queens (again just over the river and through the woods from a global financial district aka Manhattan) this means a huge boost to their online algorithms (translation city's income). Not only are we going to be jabbering on and on over this revelation but there is talk of 25,0000 HIGH PAYING JOBS as in $150K per year. Not too shabby. Amazon is said to be investing 2.5 billion and let's not forget the ancillary staff positions that come with the mid level management and software designers more than likely to hired for both HQ2 sites.

But I'm super excited about Amazon's Center of Excellence opening in Nashvegas. Just a stone's throw away from where I live a town over in Williamson County. My guess is that the recent slump that Nashville has seen in its economy will be reinvigorated by this timely news.

So what is the Center of Excellence? It's the Eastern U.S. regional hub for the tech and management functions of its Retail Operations division (responsible for distribution, shipping, customer service) with an estimated 5,000 jobs.

Is all of this good news? Well, each city promised certain concessions so hopefully it's a win-win for both Amazon and the residents of Long Island, Arlington, and Nashville. 2019 is just around the corner and it'll be here soon enough.

In the meantime, take a look at what Amazon is featuring today for their promotions. Speaking of the future, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are closer than you think!

Tempted By Trouble is releasing soon!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

For a woman seeking a fresh start, it’ll take a bad boy to break old habits.
 On April 9, 2018 this contemporary workplace romance by Susan Arden is set to release. 

All it takes is a church, a parking lot, and sparks fly when opposites collide: the doctor and the rancher!

    When Dr. Carolina Rodriguez accepts an assignment in Texas, she's unprepared for her new boss. He’s brash, pigheaded, and sexy-as-sin. She's looking for a change and ends up finding a doorway into a world so different than what she's known growing up in Miami, FL.
    Matthew is the eldest of the McLemore siblings. He's accustomed to hard work and difficult situations, especially when it comes to updating his family's ranch where technology is sorely missing. When a headstrong doctor has answers to why his cattle are dying, he's forced to put aside his fiery attraction to the woman... Unless he can come up with a way to have both the lady and the professional.
     Question is, can two stubborn people overcome their past romance disasters to find love, if it alters some surprising and profound parts of their lives?
Sweet, funny, red-hot romance.

There's an awesome $200 fan giveaway celebrating the release
 of this new edition of Tempted By Trouble.

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2Hbb3Sd

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