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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Win an iPad: the Launch of the Laina Turner iPhone app and blog tour !

The Laina Turner iPhone app lets fans, read about the author, find where she’s appearing, read the blog, see video clips, and more.
The iPhone app gives Laina a platform for promoting and selling books, publicizing appearances, streaming podcasts or other content, and creating a brand.
As a Laina Turner iPhone app user you can get 25% off on any of her books for the month of January. In addition, once you purchase a book or books you'll be entered into a draw for an iPad.
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Not ready for a book purchase? You can also be entered to win by participating in the blog tour.
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Who am I?
 It kind of depends on the day. I am a human compendium of unrelated things. I used to think I was just weird, had shiny ball syndrome and couldn’t focus, scattered, you name it. Then I decided it was OK to be all over the place as long as each avenue I wanted to explore had meaning and purpose or was fun. So I embrace the fact I am a college professor (Go Capella), a writer of fiction and non-fiction,
promoter of other authors, human resource professional,
business consultant, and all around interesting person (according to my closest friends). 

Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn’t allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her - she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Not looking back on corporate America, Presley decided to follow her dream. When her friend Trevor offered her a job with his online magazine to interview public figures, she jumped at the chance.
However, the new job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered - in her home town! 
Presley was able to discover the Senator’s wife, Helen, had been having an affair… with her best friend’s boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator’s  love of gambling that got him killed? And what was Cooper’s secret tie to the mob boss Garrison Palazzo?
Presley was betting her favorite pair of Manolo’s she will find the killer… but would time run out?

A necessary business owners’ field guide to avoiding the common pitfalls of owning and running a business, this book is filled with real stories relevant to any business owner. But It's My Business takes a practical, upbeat and candid look at why, as a business owner, you need to follow some rules but others are made to be broken. It also discusses how to get the biggest bang for your buck in areas such as your employees, your online presence, creating a brand, and leveraging your finances.

Many of us women drive ourselves crazy, intentionally, by trying to be all we can be. I firmly believe we can have it all. A great relationship, be a great mom, keep a good house, be a career woman, follow our dreams, work out and eat right. But somewhere while trying to accomplish all this we tend to go a little nuts. Some more than others and some longer than others. I used to think I was normal.
Being a woman is difficult and is a constant journey and evolution of self discovery. It is not always an easy journey and through the process you realize everyone has their own issues. This book looks at a journey of self discovery on what happens when the women you are and the women you want to be doesn’t always match.

As a strong woman who embraces your own kind of crazy, we’re inviting you to join Chiczofrenic movement at There will be “specialty chics” working in a channel: Writing blogs / updates on their channel, encouraging other women to embrace the craziness of their lives. Offering advice and tips and insight to how you deal with your craziness in order to help others and make others feel part of a sisterhood. 

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