Corky Kouture™ is the host for the extraordinary 2012 Holiday Rafflecopter Grand Giveaway on their Corky Kouture™ Blog. Numerous businesses united to give one lucky winner a holiday to remember. Enter to win more than $450 worth of gifts.
USA (11/23/12) — Corky Kouture™ is the business host for an extraordinary 2012 Holiday Rafflecopter Grand Giveaway on their Corky Kouture™ Blog! Numerous businesses united to give one lucky winner a holiday to remember. If you are unfamiliar with Rafflecopter Giveaways, they are giveaways where a business or multiple businesses can donate gifts creating a unique partnership and increasing business visibility. This is done through the creative ways Rafflecopter.com developed entry options for giveaways – new fan linkages and connections with potential customers to businesses’. Those who enter to win the giveaway are able to add/follow/like the links to the participating businesses sites in exchange for entries.
The 2012 Holiday Rafflecopter Grand Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years or older who resides in the United States and will begin accepting entries on Black Friday (11/23/2012) and will accept entries up till noon on December 8th, 2012 when the one lucky winners name will be randomly drawn by Rafflecopter.com and announced on the Corky Kouture™ Blog. There is a collective worth of more than $450 worth of gift cards and products donated by the partners. All of the gifts have been distinctively selected and are certain to make the season brighter.
Corky Kouture™ kicked off the 2012 Holiday Rafflecopter Grand Giveaway with a Corky Kouture™ “Glamour Galore Collection” bottled gift bag with a $50.00 gift certificate! What prompted Lisa Reidel, the Founder and CEO of Corky Kouture™, to host a giveaway was the burning desire to make someone’s holiday extra special and help create a memory for that individual and to do it in a grand way. By uniting with other generous business owners, she knew that the team effort would accomplish that goal.
The other distinguished and generous businesses that have joined Corky Kouture™ for this special holiday giveaway include: Deana Marshall and Michelle Castillo from ArticleWriteUp.com; Irene Woodbury from IreneWoodbury.com; Sulay Renee’ from SumptuousSulayPlusApparel.com; Rhonda Winston from Baby-Guide.Born-Unique.com and YourVirtualServiceGroup.com; Jessica Groover from SlumberPartiesByJessicaGroover.com; Aimee Biondolillo from AimeesJewelryTreasures.com; Kelley Lang from Avon, Wildtree, and Norwex; Nancy Ravanelli from TheGuestCottage.com; Azalea McKinney from HighHeelJunkie.com; Tiffany Coble from Etsy.com/Shop/ExpressiveBeauty; Shasha Lynn from EasyShop360World.blogspot.com; Joan Barlow from Scentralstn.com; and Wendy Tanner from GrannysKountryCandles.com.
Each of the amazing pieces of the prize package, along with details about the product and the business are featured in the Corky Kouture™ blog at CorkyKoutureBlog.blogspot.com. Be sure to visit the blog and enter for the opportunity to be the grand prizewinner and take the time to come acquainted with the wonderful businesses keen on adding a bit of joy to someone’s life this festive time of year.
About Corky Kouture™:
Founded in 2009 by owner Lisa Riedel, Corky Kouture™ was built on the premise that gifts are much more special when they are presented in a fabulous way. To this end, the Glamour Galore Collection was created to provide a beautiful and show-stopping way to present bottled gifts, cards, jewelry and other keepsakes. Now Corky Kouture™ is thriving with its amazing and original presentation products.
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Ed Foxworth III has ‘leveled the playing field’ with rousing messages and powerful tools that help companies and individuals realize their potential. His messages have been a commanding mantra for the budding entrepreneur and industry leader.
Detroit, MI (9/6/12) —Ed Foxworth III has ‘leveled the playing field’ with his rousing messages and powerful tools that help companies and individuals realize their greatest potential. His message of ‘leasing yourself as a brand and not ever selling yourself’ has been a commanding mantra for the budding entrepreneur and industry leader, alike.
Mr. Foxworth III—author, national speaker, lecturer, radio and television host, holds the distinct honor of two published works and several impressive audio series. Having found great success with his first book, ‘It’s Just Dominos’, Foxworth has offered an even more compelling work with his latest release titled, ‘The Six Routines of Self-Discovery’. This book is designed to help individuals explore within in an attempt to recognize and ignite their most powerful life. Taking it beyond the script, Mr. Foxworth has made available a companion journal for the book, which allows people to document and personalize their personal growth. This companion workbook is available in both print and as an app (The Discovery Journal on the App Store), making it the perfect connector for those on the go.
In his television and radio roles, Foxworth hosts American Entrepreneur: Reinventing the American Dream. With this show (seen on the Impact Network or online at time4impact.com); Mr. Foxworth facilitates powerful discussions with successful business owners who share inspiring stories and unique insight on their success in the free enterprise system. Interviewing popular guests like, Stedman Graham, Robin Givens, and Russell Simmons, Mr. Foxworth uses his professional skills and personal experiences to deliver helpful information and resources to ambitious audiences. As the former host of Street Beat, which aired on CBS Detroit, Foxworth offered a well-rounded perspective of the policies and efforts that affected Metro Detroit communities. Each noticeable component of Foxworth’s career is evidence of his consistency and commitment to helping present opportunities for growth!
Mr. Foxworth has been the featured speaker and lecturer for various industries, both large and small. During a recent Keynote Address to graduates of the University of Phoenix, he reminded the soon-to-be Alum to give form to the ‘shapeless tools’ in their lives and to discover the hidden power and possibilities those tools hold. With his knowledge and expertise, he advises many groups on current and significant trends, as well as helping companies with cultural competencies that must be enlisted if they are to manage their brands and image, while working to maintain consumer-brand loyalty.
As a Community Educator, Mr. Foxworth strongly believes in and embodies the spirit of giving back. He works diligently to inform and inspire various groups on the importance of valuing people. His efforts focus around preserving human dignity, enhancing cultural competency, increasing personal productivity, along with bringing recognition to the need for an ongoing focus in maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset. “I thoroughly enjoy his book along with the “Think Productivity” audio program, which has helped me reorganize my life,” says Davina Meyers of Long Island, New York!
If you would like more information about Ed Foxworth III or would like to inquire about booking him. Contact Janise Smith at 919.730.0755(p) or alternately: 313.355.0839 or by email at: Info@speakersofjns.com. You may also visit http://www.edwardfoxworth.com/ https://www.facebook.com/edward.foxworth?ref=ts /https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Six-Routines-of-Self-Discovery/123852724330735- https://twitter.com/edfoxworth for details and exciting news.
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HATCHBACK Publishing is a beacon in the publishing industry. Established in November 2005, HATCHBACK Publishing has published hundreds of writers, providing support and inspiration for both the novice and well-seasoned authors.
Genesee, MI (9/06/12) — HATCHBACK Publishing is a beacon in the publishing industry. Established in November 2005, HATCHBACK Publishing has published hundreds of writers, providing support and inspiration for both the novice and well-seasoned author. The company goal is to help its writers ‘Taste the PIE’ (Professionalism, Integrity and Excellence).
Cynthia L. Hatcher, Founder & CEO of HATCHBACK Publishing, is the distinguished author of 12 published works. Having found her niche, Hatcher desires to help others see and reach their greatest potential. HATCHBACK Publishing strives to help writers leave their own ‘writing legacies’.
In 2011, HATCHBACK Publishing was honored with the distinguished “Best of Local Business” Award from the prestigious USCA (U.S. Commerce Association). The USCA— based in New York, NY with chapter offices in multiple cities across the country, was created to identify and acknowledge local businesses in smaller communities. These businesses were lauded for their exemplary industry practices and stellar examples within the local community. [SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association]
HATCHBACK Publishing endeavors to meet the needs of its writers with support and guidance that is both unique and exceptional. Autobiographies, inspirational works, fictional writings and instructional manuals have all found their home with HATCHBACK. To date, HATCHBACK Publishing has published over 800 children authors and numerous others in various genres.
HATCHBACK Publishing began as a dream, and continues that dream with the same passion and tenacity of its founder. Hatcher has the goal of publishing 60 books by the year 2027. Personal and specific attention is given to each writer to ensure that what is produced is done so with care and distinction.
If you would like more information about HATCHBACK Publishing or would like to schedule publishing meeting, contact: HATCHBACK Publishing— 7138 Ridgeview Dr. Genesee, MI 48437, 810. 394.8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit http://www.hatchbackpublishing.com for details and exciting news.
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Auckland, New Zealand – August 13, 2012 — Velvet Lies – Muted Cries is Melanie Wadham’s vivid, and raw personal account recounting the vicious battleground of her abusive childhood and how she found a path to healing her deepest wounds.
“I always knew, that I would one day find the courage to share my story and my journey of day-to-day healing from trauma and abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and depression,” says Wadham who wrote Velvet Lies – Muted Cries to help other women who still suffer in silence and shame.
Melanie’s South African childhood was violent. She hid in closets away from the muffled sounds of beatings and smothered screams until one dark day she was witness to her mother’s murder. Melanie was eleven years old.
Wadham writes, “I was a casualty of a cold war.”
Life without a mother left Melanie with no home, no family, and no protection. The role of being an adult came early. Violence continued in her foster home and she was abused sexually. Melanie emerged from her childhood with a crippling sense of powerlessness. She felt lost and broken.
After years of bad choices and hiding the horrors of her past, Melanie ultimately found freedom in telling her truth. Velvet Lies – Muted Cries is a compelling true story of courage, survival and finding one’s voice. Follow one woman’s transcendence from a broken, forgotten little girl to a woman with the power (and determination) to heal herself and others.
About the Author:
Melanie Wadham is a wife and mother of 3 boys and lives on Waiheke Island on the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, New Zealand. She enjoys an idyllic lifestyle on the island with her family and their four cats and is a crafting and sewing enthusiast. Velvet Lies – Muted Cries is Wadham’s first novel.
Melanie Wadham – Author
Auckland, New Zealand
Brandie Buckwine’s new book, “Fighting Faith,” was recently pulled from several digital publishers because of a decision by PayPal to ban sales of certain types of erotica from their site. PayPal is now making it clear that the ban is only to affect a narrow range of books.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 15, 2012 – Brandie Buckwine has recently had several books removed from the ebook publishers she had formerly used. Fighting Faith, an erotica fiction book was removed from BookStrand because of its dubious consent scenes. In fact, BookStrand removed all titles from that publisher. Several of Buckwine’s other titles were removed from both All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords.
The reason for the recent uproar in the erotica publishing industry has been due to the influence and demands of PayPal. PayPal had demanded that certain types of erotica fiction be de-published from ebook sites in order for those publishers to maintain PayPal access.
This payment processing company is a virtual monopoly on the Internet. Without the convenient and safe payment method offered by PayPal, erotica fiction authors would have an extremely hard time selling their books online. What is more, readers would find it nearly impossible to buy them.
At first, it was rumored that PayPal was simply caving to pressure by credit card companies who did not want to be associated with this material. That story has since been called into question. Brandie Buckwine has become involved with the group BannedWriters.com. A blogger with that group, Madeline Morris, wrote Visa for an explanation.
Visa replied with a clear statement denying any involvement in the censorship. They also stated their position that it would not take action against lawful materials. Thus, the credit card company does not take a position in agreement with banning books.
PayPal’s recent ultimatum to ebook publishers mentioned books involving themes of rape, bestiality and incest. In each of these instances, the books referred to are written as pure fiction. Many of the banned books were only marginally related to these themes, involving subjects such as fantasy shape-shifters considered as bestiality and pseudo-incest put under the umbrella of incest.
PayPal is now showing a willingness to negotiate. PayPal spokesman Anuj Nayar states that PayPal is going to focus on ebooks that contain illegal images, rather than on basic fictional text. Nayar also states that PayPal uses the Miller Three-Prong Test for Obscenity outlined by the U.S. legal system as a guide to determine whether the books should be considered legal material.
What is more, PayPal has decided to work with individual publishers and authors to identify materials that would be considered obscene according to these U.S. legal standards. The company is now going to give authors and publishers a chance to respond and argue in favor of their books before they are pulled from PayPal.
At this time, Brandie Buckwine’s new Fighting Faith is still available at All Romance Ebooks. However, BookStrand has removed all independent authors and new publishers. Smashwords and Exessia Publishing were also affected by the PayPal furor. Erotica authors around the country hope that the new PayPal statements will reverse many of these decisions.
The problem of censorship may never be solved completely, but PayPal is in a position right now to make a real difference for freedom of expression. With their new attitude towards their Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal has already begun to show more understanding. Authors like Brandie Buckwine hope to see a friendlier environment for their erotica fiction in the near future.
About Brandie Buckwine:
Brandie Buckwine is an erotica fiction writer. The author began reading and writing at a very young age. She had ample time to devote to her creative interests during the time she spent traveling the world with her parents during those early years.
As an adult, Brandie has written several erotica novels and novellas. They include Fighting Faith, The First Year, The Boathouse, The Long Arm of the Law, and Crazy Emma. Brandie now lives in the central USA, and raises her three children as a single mother.
“A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis,” is generating excitement among readers and reviewers. This bittersweet coming-of-mid-age novel chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a confused, unhappy 45-year-old newlywed who flies from Houston to Las Vegas for a girls’ weekend that never ends. Haven’t we all had that desperate, crazy, urgent impulse to not go home again when we’re on vacation? Well, Wendy Sinclair actually does it—with consequences that are funny, poignant, and dramatic.
Denver,Colorado, October 17, 2011(SpreadTheWordPR) – The release of “A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis” on August 16, 2011 by SynergEbooks has made a splash in the publishing world. This debut novel by Irene Woodbury has hit the top position of the Fictionwise.com Humor Category bestsellers. It also notched the number two spot in Humor at Mobipocket.com inEurope. Read more…