When I ask for help, it always comes with anxiety and even distress in some cases.
I’m not talking about help like asking hubby to take out the trash or asking for donations to a charity for a 5K walk/run.
No, the help I’m talking about is personal.
It is about my passion, my little shop in my brain.
I need to promote the pre-sale of Seditious my fourth book in The Light-Bearer Series.
So I have asked everyone I could think of to share Seditious.
I could hire a blog tour, but they are pricey.
Some friends that I contacted immediately said, YES!
Their responses made my heart light and was warmed by their encouragement.
Some friends did not answer.
Which is probably meant to say, no.
It made me wonder.
Like lightning, I realized that . . .
The help I am asking for has to matter to the person I asked.
That’s what eluded me during my sleepless night.
When I ask hubby to take out the trash, he does it, because he knows he’s a part of the family unit. Doing chores is part of being in a family.
When I ask for a donation for a 5K, that person does it with the hope a cure will be found.
So, what I have found is that my asking for help has to matter to you!
I will gladly feature your book or blog. This goes for everyone . . . even if you help me or not! Everyone is welcome. That’s what Pay it Forward Friday is for, to give to you some recognition for your passion!
It’s sort of cool because it’s Karma.
And if you know me at all, I am a strong believer in Karma.
My mother used to say, “I cast a couple pieces of bread on the water and the waves bring me back a ham sandwich.”
Obviously, she wasn’t a philosopher, but she believed we are all dependent on the grace we give to each other!
We may not know it yet, but she was right. Everyone is equal.
Lots of love, Emily
Enjoy the video, one of my favs!
October 15, 2014 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Emily Guido, Facebook, Good Vibes, Goodreads, Karma, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Pay it Forward, Pay it Forward Friday, PDMI Publishing, Romance, Seditious, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 25 Comments
Author Extraordinaire Author David Lee Summers has just nominated me for the Liebster Award.
He is a Brilliant in being an accomplished Author and Astronomer. He is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as black holes, moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, as well as Gamma-ray bursts and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.
Go check his blog and most importantly, his books! Thank you David! YOU ROCK!
Why do you blog?
I have learned that we are all connected; it is just that we don’t know each other yet. I want to know the amazing people in this media.
Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
My favorite teacher was my Mother! She taught me the most important lesson to BE KIND! NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU and YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE!
What is your favorite film?
Of course, it has to be the John Badham’s version of Dracula. Yes, it was cheesy, but oh my . . . Frank Langella was at his prime good looks! I loved his hypnotic eyes and his hands were masterpieces that could direct symphonies! Speaking of symphonies, John Williams wrote the best soundtrack ever! The music added to the wonderful magnum opus of art! As others wouldn’t think so, my version of art is different and this film was to me. Call me crazy, but it was! If you haven’t seen the film in a while, take another look at it.
What is your favorite place you’ve visited and why?
I love the OCEAN – anywhere! Why? Because it makes me and my problems small in comparison to its majesty and vastness, I am humbled.
If given a choice, would you be a vampire? Why or why not?
I would love to be a vampire – oh my! Why? To be an instrument of nature and have power to live many lives, would be a treasure to me.
What literary classic do you most want to read?
Oh well, you know . . . Brahms Stoker, Dracula. I’ve read about a hundred times! I have read Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft’s Frankenstein tons of times. Yes, I love the older horror writers. They are timeless, and I could read them over and over again. One day, I biggest wish and hope is that someone out there enjoys The Light-Bearer Series like I enjoy those books!
If you could order anything to eat right now, what would it be?
WOW! I have lost 150 pounds to regain my health. I haven’t had sugar in almost two years! However, I don’t want sugar, if you can imagine that! With my condition, I can’t eat a lot at a time. For once, I would love to have a Porterhouse Steak with a loaded baked potato, and eat it heartily!
Are you a day person or a night person?
Sort of both! I work during the day my job which pays the bills, and then I come home at night and play – writing my books or catching up reading the wonderful people’s post on the blogosphere!
What does writing mean to you?
E V E R Y T H I N G! I love letting the movie I have playing in my mind be typed out for people to read and enjoy! The art of writing is an outlet I treasure! It is my pleasure and joy to read and write. I know that people can get high on drugs . . . but lets just say this is my crack!
What’s your beverage of choice when writing?
I love, love, love COKE and COFFEE! However, since I have been on a healthy trend trying to repair my body – I have been drinking Diet Cherry Zero and Green Tea. My characters get to eat or drink anything they want in The Light-Bearer Series, so I live through them!
What does this award mean to you?
We all love to tell other people about our work, hopes and dreams. I have given you a glimpse of mine!
This Award is in the award is not meant to obligate anyone. It is intended as a tool to get to know others in the blogging community. Someone you or your readers have never been exposed to. This lovely chance to spread the joy goes to:
Paula Acton – lovely and inspirational person across the pond!
Mendy Den Hollander – another person who inspires me, constantly and I love her!
Wendy Lovetiggi – an Author who has given me a lot of good advice!
Kristina Haecker This spunky gal has is always spot on with her reviews and I love reading them!
Jen Dinn Jenn is a hot and spicy book reviewer of all sorts of paranormal activity.
The recommendations of this award are:
Thank your nominator and post a link to his/her blog.
Display the award on your blog.
Answer the 11 questions provided by the nominator.
Nominate 5-11 blogs.
Make up and post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
Post these rules on your blog.
Again, this Award does not obligate anyone. It is given in respect and love!
My questions to these lovely bloggers are:
Why do you blog? Do you have a purpose to fulfill?
What kinds of physical activity do you like and why?
What medium of entertainment do you like?
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Do you have a favorite meal?
What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?
How did you choose the title of your blog?
Who are your favorite Authors, Actors and/or Entertainers?
If you had a year off to do anything, what would you do?
What is a passion of yours?
What does this award mean to you?
October 11, 2014 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Dracula, Earth, Emily Guido, Facebook, Frank, Frankenstein, Goodreads, Interview, John Badham, John Williams, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Pay it Forward, PDMI Publishing, Romance, Seditious, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Twitter, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 12 Comments