Monday, July 27, 2015

When Your Clean-Cut Image Becomes Tarnished by Vivienne Diane Neal

Human beings are not perfect. Everyone has flaws and makes mistakes. Some oversights are minor, while others can be devastating. Depending on the seriousness of the blunder, a simple apology may suffice. But, when infidelity occurs in a marriage, the damage done can be more demoralizing because the trust is now broken.  Only the person hurt or affected by the indiscretion and the unfaithful spouse will have to work out the difficulties on their own terms and in private.
But what happens when the person committing the indiscretion is well-known and is constantly in the public’s eye? Society has a tendency to put some of these people on a pedestal or assign them the title: “role model,” which can be a heavy burden to carry because high expectations are always placed on these people. At the same time, society is just as quick to knock these people off that foundation when cheating on one’s spouse is involved, and the transgression becomes public knowledge. Suddenly, the floodgates of salacious details slowly come to the surface. Before you know it, the person’s lack of judgment becomes front-page news and a lead-in for the six o’clock news. Now everyone becomes the judge, jury and castigator, because the public feels betrayed. Yet, the person who committed the wrongdoing becomes irate because he or his family’s life is no longer a private matter.

Awhile back, many women came forward accusing a famous and well-admired celebrity of sexual misconduct. He denied the improprieties, and many of the accusers were vilified by the public. But recently, sealed court documents revealed that the person confessed to giving Quaaludes to a woman, without her knowledge or consent, so he could have sex with her. How he could have thought this and other misdeeds would stay hush-hush for so long is far-fetched. Like an ostrich, he must have buried his head in the sand. It is also alleged that some of the women were paid-off to keep quiet, and two of his accusers did receive a settlement. Since the statute of limitations for sexual assault has expired, we don’t know if this person will ever face any criminal charges.

Many prominent people will knowingly put themselves in compromising positions, thinking their money, power and status will protect them, but this is not always the case.

If you want to preserve your somewhat clean-cut image and protect yourself from serious accusations, the first rule of thumb is to honor your vows. Surround yourself with people who will always watch your back and steer you on the right path. Not everyone who chuckles and smiles in your face, pats you on the back or shakes your hand is a friend or means you well. A true friend will never urge you to take part in any precarious acts that would put you, your spouse, and others in an embarrassing situation. If you have to meet a woman for a business meeting, meet in a public place and not in a hotel room where there is just the two of you. Take a confidant with you.

Do not share any intimate information with anyone other than your spouse; if you do, it is no longer confidential. All it takes is for an argument, a misunderstanding, envy or jealousy to rear its ugly head, and everything you have said or done in concealment might eventually become tomorrow’s headlines. If you feel the urge to have an affair, nip it in the bud, be upfront and talk it over with your spouse. If a partner conducts a clandestine affair using text messaging, email or a cell phone, he is definitely begging to get caught in the act.

Finally, if fidelity is not your cup of tea and having a harem or women, who are consenting adults and willing participants, in every port is your thing, do yourself a big favor: Don’t Get Married! When you play outside of your marriage, you may end up paying dearly.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The 4th Annual VIP Networking Event

It's Officially Networking Day in October!!! 

October 31st! 

A Halloween Mardi Gras Theme!

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Duncanville
800 N Main St, Duncanville, Texas 75116

Being that October is closer to the end of the year NETWORKING DAY will be the best way to close it out with new connections, new opportunities, and new knowledge. The key to success is NETWORKING! When you continue to network and continue to brand yourself everything will increase! Come out on Networking Day and make a difference in your journey towards SUCCESS & WEALTH! 

Networking Admission VIP Pass: $5.00 (VIP Access to everything inside!)

Regular Vendor Fee: $100 (1 table, plus 2 chairs, items inside Networking Day Bag, and 2 free networking admission VIP Passes, VIP Business Card Slider on the BIG PROJECTOR SCREEN). You may sell merchandise.

VIP Spotlight Vendor Fee: $200 (1 table with table cover, plus 2 chairs, and prime corner spot, and 4 free networking admission VIP Passes, and logo added to backdrop for VIP Red Carpet Picture, and items inside Networking Day Bag, VIP Business Card Slider on the BIG PROJECTOR SCREEN) You may sell merchandise.

VIP Networking Day Sponsor: $350 (1 table with table cover, plus 2 chairs, prime center spot, 6 free networking admission VIP Passes, logo added to backdrop for VIP Red Carpet Picture, Count Down Social Media Blast (personal advertisement advantage):Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress Blogging, Instagram, and Email Blast, and 3 minutes of stage spotlight to discuss your business, product, or event and items inside Networking Day Bag, VIP Business Card Slider on the BIG PROJECTOR SCREEN.) You may sell merchandise.

Networking Day Bag: $25. Place your business cards, samples of products, flyers, coupons, etc. inside the networking day bag. This will be handed to each networker (filled with goodies)

VIP Business Card Slider on the BIG PROJECTOR SCREEN: $10 (add your business card to be seen at the networking event by many other business and entertainment professionals.)


Looking for speakers, photographers, a smooth jazz band.

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CELEBRATE NETWORKING DAY!!! A Halloween Mardi Gras Theme!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Virtual Book Tour - Pretty Boy by M. Kay Fox

Kip Klein has heard this for a very long time. Apparently that was all he was ever good at anyway. His own mother despised him for looking like his deceased father. It forced him from his small hometown to the big city of Chicago.

Lights. Camera. Action.

Welcomed with open arms into the career of modeling, Kip finds himself doing anything to keep his name and image out there including showing off his assets for the ladies. Losing his edge, Kip is sent home to Hawker Flats to rediscover just what made him rough. He discovers much more than past memories.

The latest Summer fling.

Could her life get any harder? Summer Sadler is orphaned, a guardian to her half-brother and working every waking hour she can. On the verge of bankruptcy, she is duped and used for the land that she owns. Was it too much to hope that the torture would end?

Just one more kiss.

Summer didn’t expect to collide with Kip Klein, but collide she did. The rigid muscles and tantalizing voice chase away all reason to keep her distance. Maybe one kiss will cure everything. Maybe one kiss will destroy them both.


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Author Bio:
M. Kay Fox is a recently published author with her debut erotic romance novella, Pretty Boy. She always wanted to write and it was a dream full-filled. She thinks that everyone should take a risk and do something unexpected.

A farmer’s daughter born in the Midwest, M. Kay grew up inspired by the written word. Loving academics, she received her bachelor’s degree in agri-business and went on to get her master’s degree in business administration. The sky is the limit!

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Hot Summer Reads

Whether you plan to take that long-awaited vacation or spend those days at home or at the beach, we have selected our favorite eclectic stories for those hot and humid days. These books will surely keep you cool while trying to decide how the narratives will end. So enjoy and stay cool.

Kiss My Lips by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku - Lorna Ibe and Logan Blake are planning to get married but interferences from a few family members and an unexpected incident may prevent the couple from tying the knot.

My Heart In Seoul by Sydney Arrison - Jasmine Sinclair is a strong-willed journalist who is engaged to a Hollywood actor, but his indiscretions create a scandal, leaving Jasmine washing her hands of all men until she travels to Korea and meets Wen Hon.

Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky by Sydney Arrison - The sequel to My Heart In Seoul, where the saga continues with Wen and Jasmine.

Walking Dead by Gregg Rucka - Atticus Kodiak is an ex-bodyguard with a past. When his next door neighbors are slaughtered, and the crime is classified as a murder/suicide, the plot evolves into a cat and mouse crime story.

Pathway into Deception by JB Stallworth - This novel is filled with suspense, crime, police scrapes, murder, treachery, greed, sex, lust, political corruption, secrets, and lies and scandal.

The Vulture by Gil Scott-Heron - During the ‘60s, a murder takes place on lower Manhattan, where the allure of making quick and easy money is notably visible.

Othello’s Brother by Jerry McGill - Vernon Landry, a janitor in a high school, decides to seek retribution by eradicating those who committed past injustices.

Shaman: The Awakening by VR McCoy - Christian Sands works as a consultant with the FBI and possesses a special gift. Agent Dianna Samboro also has a special talent, which makes for a sensual romance story, murder and suspense.

Doors Open by Ian Rankin - A crime story, with a touch of wit, deception, thievery, forgery, betrayal, greed, and manipulation.

Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley - Debbie Dare is a popular porn star but when tragedy hits home, she is confronted with unforeseen dilemmas, betrayal, hate, and intimidation.

Rose Gold by Walter Mosley - Set during the Patty Hearst era of the Black power movement, social unrests, and anti-war rallies, Easy Rawlins is asked by the police to find a missing college student, who may have been kidnapped by a revolutionary faction.

Burn by James Patterson - There may be a connection between the cop’s death and a gruesome murder committed in an abandoned building.

Cross My Heart by James Patterson - A psychological thriller with Alex Cross and his family, being targeted by a demented couple.

Deception in Plain Sight by Vivienne Diane Neal - A wealthy young woman falls for a charming man who is not what he appears to be.

The Good House by Tananarive Due - Angela Toussaint claims her grandmother’s house, which the residents believe has healing powers.

Madam President by Jerry Beller - A political thriller centering on the White House and the re-election of Kalinda Resbo, the first African American female President.

The Genesis Files by Gwen Richardson - Lloyd Palmer is a journalist who is not valued or respected at a major newspaper until a scandalous crime occurs.

Murder in Grub Street by Bruce Alexander - A fictional crime story that begins with the brutal murder of a book publisher and his entire family in London during the mid-18th century.

A Daughter’s Rage by Ronald Gordon - A paranormal thriller where a maintenance man is drawn into the supernatural world when he is approached by a dead teen to kill her parents.

The Man in 3B by Carl Weber - Detective Dan Thomas and his partner, Keisha Anderson are investigating the ghastly murder of an admired neighbor. The movie version will be released on November 5, 2015.

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