Psyched for Romance

Sports Romance & Romantic Suspense With a Psychological Twist

Sunday, July 26, 2015

#Book #Signing Wrap Up: Ever After Author Affair


Today I'm over at Liberty Falls Down talking about why I love college romance. Check it out HERE.

On July 18, 2015 I had the pleasure of signing books at an event in my town, Columbus, Ohio.



How lovely not to lug books through an airport! I signed copies of college volleyball romance BLOCKED. I'm working hard on the sequel, ACED, slated for release in November.

I unveiled my new banner, purchased at Vista Print, at this event. It's uber tall!


It was fun sharing a table with YA Paranormal author Stephanie Keyes. What a sweetheart!


I also enjoyed the opportunity to meet spicy readers, like Elle from Elle's Friends and Books. She still likes to read fairy tales...they're just dirtier now.


What do you love about book signings?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cover Reveal: Breaking Faith by @heyitsmejoy #Romance




Breaking Faith

The Jackholes Series part 1

by Joy Eileen

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Synopsis


Faith made the mistake of giving her heart to someone who didn’t deserve her. After making the decision to leave, she sought refuge at a bar full of misfits. They accepted Faith without question, and now they protect her as if she's family. While putting the pieces of her life back together, she fights to keep her broken heart from falling for the moody lead singer of the JackholeS. A man named Kill. Killian has his own demons to battle, yet Faith brings out his protective side: a side he thought he’d buried long ago. Can Faith and Kill trust each other long enough to leave their pasts behind and find love? Or is the past too overpowering to allow anyone a chance at happiness?

WARNING: This book contains explicit non-consensual sex scenes. It contains strong language and adult situations. This book is not intended for anyone under 18. This is a series so this book does not end with resolution. Don't worry the second book is already done and the third is being created. :)

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About the author


Joy Eileen is a born bibliophile who becomes deeply engaged with her characters, and has devoured more books than she would like to admit. She becomes obsessed with happily-ever-afters, and will read any genre that fulfills that requirement. Evading the library is something she has been known to do, because after befriending the characters returning them would be a heartbreaking event. Books are held hostage on her bookshelf, and any author that makes her ugly cry becomes her sworn enemy. Nicholas Sparks is one of the many on the list of villains.

As a massage therapist, most of Joy's stories come to her while working. With the sound of classical music, and snoring from a half covered hostage, characters are created. The victim (massage patient) has no idea that while their body is being manipulated, Joy has traveled into distant lands creating landscapes and inhabitants as she goes. Her patients should be wary as sometimes they are pulled into her stories and turned into characters. Hero or Foe? Well, that depends on how they tip.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Freedom to Read #Giveaway Hop #Books


Time for the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop hosted by Bookhounds and I Am a Reader.

*sings* I'm free, to read what I want, any old time.


I'm giving away an ebook of my patriotic college volleyball romance BLOCKED (featuring presidential candidates' offspring) and a $10 Amazon gift card.

BLOCKED now features an excerpt from the sequel ACED, which will launch in late 2015. Enter on the Rafflecopter.

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Power Pose Your Way to #Confident #Writing #IWSG


It's July already and the rain won't stop in Ohio, waah. How can I train for swimming in a triathlon relay when thunder closes my outdoor pool? Time for July's Insecure Writer's Support Group, the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. Join us HERE.



Last week I delivered a presentation to swim campers about ways to build their confidence. I mentioned the technique "fake it till you make it". In other words, if you don't feel confident, sometimes acting confident on the outside can boost confidence on the inside. Head up, shoulders back, add a smile or serene facial expression, and you're good to go.

Then I heard about a TED talk by social psychologist Amy Cuddy that takes confident body language a step further. According to Dr. Cuddy, our nonverbals affect how others see us. But can nonverbals affect how we see ourselves?




Since I know you're busy and may not have time to watch the 21 minute video (it's worth it if you do have the time), I'll summarize her research.

Holding "power poses" for just two minutes can significantly increase testosterone (feelings of power) and decrease cortisol (feelings of stress).

What are power poses? Here's one:


Here are two more:


Are you mired in insecurity when writing? Knees knocking before pitching to a publisher? Try a power pose for two minutes and you'll feel more assertive, confident, and optimistic!

 


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