Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done.
When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince–Aunt Gail says that number is fifty–Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date–the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable–with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century.
Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.
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Welcome to the world of Coloring under the Covers: Volume 2 …
Do you enjoy reading and getting to know the authors who create your fictional worlds? Use this coloring book to fulfill your artistic side and relax while adding to your “To Be Read” list. Take this coloring book to events—have the author sign their page, color the page, then pick up the e-book or the paperback and see what all the fuss is about.
With easy-to-follow QR links to the featured books, as well as the authors’ websites, this is the ultimate reference for the “must read” books of the year.
Be on the lookout for future volumes as you color for a cause. Each volume will help support a different charity.
Coloring under the Covers … accept no substitutes.
At Beyond DEF and E-BookBuilders, we love books. We edit, design, ghostwrite, market, layout, and all things in-between. And don’t get us started on the books we read aside from the ones we see for work.
Tiffany Fox is the Redhead behind Beyond DEF; she’s the editor’s editor.
Deena Rae is the Amazon behind E-BookBuilders.
Between them, they have worked on some of the most amazing titles on the shelves since 2010. They want to share their love of books with you in this coloring book.
Each two-page spread contains a coloring page showcasing the author’s book, as well as the book description. We have included easy-to-navigate QR Codes to aid in purchasing the book or stalking the author.
Grab your fancy pencils and a glass of wine and prepare yourself to spend a relaxing time putting your artistic spin on some of the most beloved titles on the market.
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY
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MEET THE CREATORS
Tiffany Fox is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology. Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Arts in publishing. Since 2012, she has dedicated her life to her passion for literature. Tiffany has focused her skills on creative marketing strategies to further help authors achieve their literary goals. In the last couple of years, she has pushed her horizons in publishing and event coordinating with several successful author events called Indie Mashup. Along with her passion for marketing, her obvious obsession for books has allowed Tiffany to become a pivotal reference expert in editorial publishing. Authors are guided in an extensive, hands-on approach as she edits their manuscript, molding it into a beautifully polished novel.
Deena Rae is the Digital Director of The Book Connection and owner of E-BookBuilders. With 20 years in the background of professional independent publishing, she took the plunge and decided to do it full-time in an effort to help move The Book Connection into the e-publishing arena. As a formatter who uses HTML, she has made E-BookBuilders the company to depend on for difficult-to-format manuscripts and non-fiction. Even with a multitude of best-selling authors on her client list, she is more than prepared to take a new author and show them the process and answer any questions an aspiring author might have.
The best protection any woman can have … is courage—Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a contemporary of Susan B. Anthony, and although less well-known, she still has a lot to say to modern women.
This quote resonates with me, especially because I am scared of everything. I’m not an adrenaline junkie, storms terrify me, and if I could wrap my car in bubble wrap for all forays out of the house, I’d be much happier.
However, that just won’t do.
Life is about taking chances, especially in my chosen career—writing and publishing. While I can happily live my life never getting on another airplane or motorcycle, I can’t not write.
And that requires courage of a different sort.
Good writing involves putting the characters in situations where they will grow. Finding some hidden truth inside themselves. Not only that, but it’s necessary to take risks with plot and conflict, and that can be scary as an author. The heroine is already in trouble? Let’s throw something else in the mix to make it worse! Depending on the trouble and the wrenches we throw into the mix, the characters we have birthed will suffer much more at our hands. As much as we laugh and joke about that, it’s still guilt-inducing for me. And readers get angry. That’s a risk we have to take.
The entire act of indie publishing is a brave thing, as well. I’ve already been rejected by the publishing houses who are supposed to know everything, right? When I first began this journey, I felt like I was going over their head, so to speak, and publishing anyway, after they’d essentially told me I wasn’t worth it. That’s ballsy too.
It took courage. Courage I didn’t have.
And throughout this process, I have learned so much about myself. I’ve learned I can truly do anything I set my mind to, something I assumed my parents just told me to make me feel better. I’ve learned I can support my family through creative efforts. I’ve learned I CAN touch people’s lives and make them better. I’ve learned how to push through my failures.
And these things have made me even stronger. And in that strength, I am protected by my courage to take risks. Risks with my characters, the situations they find themselves in, and the other characters who help them discover their own inner strength.
So I project my insecurities on my characters in different ways—either by making them fraidy cats, like myself, or the fearless woman I wish I was.
And it’s cathartic in a way I can’t even explain. But through this journey of writing and exploring different characters’ faults and foibles and helping them grow, I have found myself.
And I am a strong woman.
And so are you. Just find your courage, and you’ll be protected.
To make matters worse, Chef Cyriaque Ravenueax isn’t at all what she expected. He’s broody, moody, and downright mean. He’s also the hottest thing since well, anything she’s ever been privy to have in her line of sight for eye-candy.
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Dumped by her boyfriend of three years just a few days before their anniversary and planned trip to an island paradise, a place where fantasies come true—a resort called Indulgences--Zoraida Lemes is forced to do a little soul searching, and what she discovers is not what she expected. Especially when her best friend from childhood, Mateo Vargas, expresses an interest in being more than just friends.
Now everything is up in the air. Including her friendship with Mateo.
One almost steamy night sets the two on a journey that Zoraida may or may not be ready for, but Mateo hopes she is as the two indulge their fantasy with a game of hearts. More info →
As a woman in a man’s world, firefighter, Abrihet has always had to push just a little bit harder, prove just a little bit more. But her special gifts don’t make that any easier. Fire isn’t something she fights, it’s something she controls. And that’s a secret that she doesn’t want getting out. However, when a routine rescue goes south quickly, and Abrihet is literally pulled from the flames into hell, she has no choice but to accept the hand she’s been dealt. More info →
Special Agent Jada Alexander has a great life working for the ATF’s S.E.E.K. unit, but she wishes her nights were filled with more than just Netflix marathons with her fur babies. She yearns for companionship, and while her quirks and fandoms keep her utterly entertained, it’s not the same as having someone to come home to.
When a blast from her past comes back into Jada’s life, she’s thrown for a loop, especially when both Dali and Poe act nothing like the dog and cat she’s come to know and love. They immediately accept the irresistible Nicklaus, and she begins to wonder if she has found her soul mate, her very own Viking god to warm her dark nights. More info →
There is always a light at the end of every dark tunnel. But who ever analyzes the journey to get there? There are doors leading to different outcomes, Windows slightly ajar, offering other paths, and cracks in the wall alluding to the outer arena called life. More info →