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Birthday Greetings

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Can we talk about...Reviews

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I don't want to talk about reviews. I don't like to talk about reviews. But I feel the time has come that I must talk about reviews.

All authors have a love/hate relationship with reviews. We love the good ones and hate the bad ones. It's a pretty simple concept.

Okay, that's not the whole story. We don't necessarily hate bad reviews. If the person reviewing the book has a legitimate issue, if something was missed in editing, if they had a problem with the plot, the resolution, the characters actions, then they should feel free to share that with the world.

The grey area for authors comes when we start to get one star reviews based on things like, the cover art, the price or the length of the book. Things that are out of our control or not our fault. Or when the reader didn't like the subject matter. That one is particularly grating due to the fact that if they had read the blurb they would have known what the book was about. If you are not interested in rom…

Cards Against Humanity

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 *Warning - This post contains HORRIBLE language...even worse than my usual vocabulary* Okay, so last week I mentioned that Brynn and I (and our husbands) got together for a little weekend getaway. The absolute highlight of this adventure was playing Cards Against Humanity until three in the morning. I honestly don't know if I have ever laughed so hard, for so long, in my entire life. If you have never played this game, I highly recommend it. If you have never heard of this game...get better friends. Someone should have clued you in by now. This is the best time you will ever have with a group of people. And the filthier your friend's minds are...the way, way better. Against my better judgment, I am going to share a few of the highlight questions and answers below. I will NOT be sharing which of us horrific people played which cards, but this should give you a pretty good idea of how terrible, not to mention incredibly fun, we all are. Why Are My Hands Sticky? Pixelated Bukkake

That time I didn't go to Las Vegas

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I don't know why I am so bad about keeping my blog updated. I love you guys and for some reason you want to know what I'm up to. I would vow to be better about it, but I don't want to lie to anyone.

Due to a myriad of unforeseen disasters I wasn't able to go to the TNEE book signing in Las Vegas this year. It was with a heavy heart that I had to cancel. But it was unavoidable. I would have loved to meet everyone, but alas it wasn't meant to be this time around.

Instead, Brynn Paulin and I took a mini vacation of our own. We went to the beautiful Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI. We had a great time and while it wasn't as awesome as getting to meet all of our readers, it was much more within our budgets and travel availability.

We played Bingo and Cards Against Humanity with our husbands and it was the most fun I've had a long, long time. Laughter and drinking were in full abundance and I needed both badly. I feel completely renewed and am looking fo…

Who wants to meet Dakota Rebel?

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I am going to be at The Novel Experience in LAS VEGAS in April. This event is FREE FREE FREE for readers. So get thee on an airplane and come hang out with me.

As an added bonus, Brynn Paulin will also be there. That's right, you can hang out with two of the most awesome author chicks EVAH for the low cost of one plane ticket. There are discount hotel rates at Planet Hollywood too. So really...there's no excuse for you not to be there.

I will have all new swag, books for sale, and I will sign pretty much anything you put in front of me.

I hope you can make it.

XoXoXo
Dakota