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MSU Asheville 2014 Fall Semester

Mountaintop State University

Mountaintop State University

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[typography font=”Cherry Cream Soda” size=”20″ size_format=”px”]It’s Time to Come Back to Class![/typography]

Sage Brant and Kirby Chapman are students at Mountaintop State University in Asheville, North Carolina. Their story begins at the start of the fall semester. The entire book spans the semester term.

Starting September 1, 2014, I’ll begin posting new snippets from the book. I hope you enjoy this fresh look into the story of Sage and Kirby. See you on campus at MSU!

 

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Manual Exposure Reader Review: Forest

Reedy Creek Park Image with Amazon Reader Review

Continuing with my series of reader reviews with my original photographs, I’d like to highlight a 5 star review written by Melissa Ann for Manual Exposure. For those who haven’t read Manual Exposure, I believe this review provides great insight into the book.

I receive a number of questions wondering about the level of sex in my book. Melissa says, “I consider the book to be quite steamy without being too much. It isn’t erotica, but it also isn’t innocent. Intelligent and sexy, you need to read this book!”

I love that! Yes, there is some sexual content in my book—I do not fade to black. I can’t decide for you if there is too little or too much sexual detail, as every reader as their own personal preferences. I feel I’ve tackled the scenes honestly, and I want you experience the passion between my characters.

Thank you for a beautiful review, Melissa! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book and took the time to leave such a compelling review.

This photograph was taken at Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Reedy Creek Park Image with Amazon Review

Check out this sunset photograph and another reader review of Manual Exposure!

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Giveaway: Win a Free Ebook Copy of Manual Exposure

Happy Mother's Day Giveaway

Happy Mother's Day Giveaway

 

Poppy Brant, Sage’s mother in Manual Exposure, is an exceptional mother. Supportive and loving, Poppy raised Sage to be independent, intelligent, and open-minded. My readers love Poppy, and if you haven’t met her yet, I’d like to help make that happen.

To win a FREE ebook copy of Manual Exposure, enter to win by telling me: [typography font=”Lobster” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? [/typography]

I’ll choose a random winner from the qualifying entries. Entries are accepted here on my blog, on Facebook, and Google+. Winner will be announced Sun. 5/18 at 5:00 pm EST.

Sharing is caring! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Free Manual Exposure Ebook with Purchase of the Paperback Book

Manual Exposure paperback book

Manual Exposure, my debut novel, is now available as a paperback book. I’m happy to share that readers who purchase a paperback copy of my book will receive a Kindle version of Manual Exposure for FREE! Remember, you can read the Kindle version on your computer, phone, and your tablet–you don’t need a Kindle to read the ebook.

I’ll soon have signed paperbacks available for sale, so please stay tuned. Send me a note if you can’t wait until they go live on my site.

kindle matchbook program

Send me a request for an Authorgraph, and I’ll sign your ebook!

Manual Exposure paperback book
An actual copy of the paperback. I love the smooth matte finish. I couldn’t be more pleased!

 

In January, when I’d first received my paperback proofs, I posted the following video on my Facebook fan page. I was apprehensive about filming myself as I opened this monumental package, but I hit record knowing that I could always choose not to share this moment with the world. While I won’t win an award for smoothness of execution, I decided to share this moment with anyone who cares to watch it. I’m proud of the journey I’ve taken to get to this point, and more importantly, I believe in the story I’ve written. I don’t know what lies ahead for me, but with the publication of this book, I’ve lassoed the moon and danced across the stars. Fulfilling my lifelong dream has had a profound effect on my life, and I am happy to share it with others, if only to give them a little encouragement so that they may keep working toward achieving their own goals.

 

Keep Love and Kindness on Repeat!

 

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Manual Exposure Reader Review: Sunset

DG Kaye Review

To highlight some of the amazing reviews Manual Exposure is receiving from readers, I am recreating the reviews on my original photographs. This creative outlet gives me the opportunity to express how grateful I am that they have taken the time to leave a review. So often we love something and fail to make note of it. I encourage all of you to leave a review for the books that you’ve loved. It could be the very thing a writer needs to encourage them to keep writing.

This photograph was taken in Illinois. The sunsets on the flat horizon can be very beautiful, and I just happened to be standing in the right spot at the right time. There was no need for a filter, as the sky was just that color. Amazing, right?

I hope you enjoy the images, and I hope the reviews encourage you to read my book.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

DG Kaye Review

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Manual Exposure Delicious Valentine’s Day Sale and Edible Panties Cookie Giveaway

Valentine's Day Sale and Cookie Giveaway Banner

Valentine's Day Sale and Cookie Giveaway Banner

Celebrate love and romance with me!

Bet you never thought you’d see that post title, eh?

While Manual Exposure is not erotica, there are some pretty steamy scenes and lines in the book. One of my favorites is when Kirby Chapman texts the following to Sage Brant:

“Then again, knowing you aren’t wearing panties makes me feel very excited about our next encounter. Sweet dreams, Strawberry. -KC”

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and the arrival of my paperback proofs, Manual Exposure can be purchased for $1.99 from February 1, 2014 – February 15, 2014! I hope you’ll take advantage of this sale, and pick up my book for yourself or someone you love.

 Manual Exposure is available for purchase at Amazon.com and

Barnes and Noble.com

Valetine's Day Manual Exposure Sale

 If you haven’t realized it by now, I love to have fun. You may not know that I am a vegan baker and cookie/cake decorator. I am passionate about sharing beautiful, delicious, and compassionate food. I thought I’d whip up some cute edible panties (sugar cookies with decorative fondant elements—all vegan), and offer them as a giveaway for Valentine’s Day.

Share them with your beloved, your best friend, or use them as an ice breaker with the hottie you’ve had your eye on. I just want you to enjoy them and have a wonderful day.

Valentine's Day Decorated Vegan Panty Cookies

For the decorated cookie giveaway:

In the comments below or on Facebook, tell me your BEST or WORST Valentine’s Day story. I know you have them! Your story is the entry to win my decorated vegan cookies. A winner will be picked at random from all received comments (combined from my blog and Facebook page).

All entries are due by 5:00pm EST Saturday, February 8, 2014. I’m making the cookies fresh for you and mailing them out in time for a Valentine’s Day delivery. Color/design may vary.

Winner will be announced Saturday, February 8, 2014. Chosen winner MUST contact me by 5:00pm EST Sunday, February 9, 2014 to confirm shipment details for Monday, February 10, 2014.  If the winner does not contact me, I will be choosing another winner. *This contest is sponsored by ME, not Facebook, WordPress, or anyone else.*

For those of you who’ve never experienced my vegan treats, you can experience what Kirby does when he says, “Seriously? Wow, I couldn’t tell the difference!”

Please share, and help me spread the word about Manual Exposure. Thank you, and may your Valentine’s Day be delicious!

Cookie Giveaway open to U.S. Residents Only!

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The Manual Exposure Playlist Mixtape

Mixtape cassette image for manual exposure

Mixtape cassette image for manual exposure

The playlist of Songs, Artists, and Music that inspired Manual Exposure by Jeannie M. Bushnell

“Parachute” by Ingrid Michaelson

“Breakfast Can Wait” by PRINCE (yes, for those wondering, that is exactly what I wear when I bake)

“Wet” by Nicole Scherzinger

“Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran

“Reach Out” by Hilary Duff

“Crush” by David Archuleta

“Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis

“Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran

“Back Together” by Jesse McCartney

“Landslide” by Dixie Chicks

“Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls featuring Snoop Dogg

“Heart Attack” by Demi Levato

“Kisses Down Low” by Kelly Rowland

“Lego House” by Ed Sheeran

“Perfume” by Britney Spears

“Right There” by Nicole Scherzinger featuring 50 Cent

“I Don’t Need A  Man” by The Pussycat Dolls

“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

“Work B**ch” by Britney Spears inspired me to get my butt in the seat and write.

When I’m not listening to a specific song, I always have classical music playing.

I played “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding on repeat so often I was afraid my cat might stab me. If I had to pick a “theme” song for my book, this beautiful song would be it. I like to think this is Sage and Kirby’s song.  Awwwww.

 

 

 

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Manual Exposure Published and Available for Purchase

Manual Exposure Book Boyfriend announcement

I hit the publish button for Manual Exposure on January 5, 2014, and with tears in my eyes, a dream became a reality. Manual Exposure has been published and is available for purchase.

Manual Exposure is available at Amazon. You can also find it at Barnes and Noble! The paperback version will soon be out!

Thanks to Authorgraph, you can “Request an Authorgraph” and include a message to me requesting a personalized inscription that you can view in your favorite reading apps and devices. How cool is that?

Feel free to swing by my author page at Amazon, too. You can add Manual Exposure to your “TBR” (to be read) list on Goodreads, and become my fan or friend. Check out my author profile on Goodreads. Don’t forget to leave a review!

I hope you enjoy it and will share it with everyone you love.

Manual Exposure Book Boyfriend announcement