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♡ Review ♡ Because I Love You by Tori Rigby @trigbywrites @YABOUNDTOURSPR #Review #Live #OneClick

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Because I Love You
Tori Rigby

Release Date: May 17th 2016

Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Blaze Publishing

✾ Synopsis ✾

Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, "the stick" says she's pregnant.

Her friends treat her like she's carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn't even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby.

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil's keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she's forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son's heartbeat for the first time, she doesn't know how she'll ever be able to let go.

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✿ My Review ✿

Amazing book!

Because I Love You is the story of 16 year-old Andie Hamilton. She was raised in a religious family... and she is pregnant.
What will she do? Will she keep the baby? Will she give the baby up for adoption? Will she do an abortion?

Because I Love You has a very emotional and captivating story. It took me in a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I couldn't stop reading. The final chapters are amazing and will make you cry.

Andi is still a young girl but has already been through a lot and has a lot of serious decisions to make. But she stays strong with the support of her true friends. I loved her and I think a lot of women can relate with her.
I loved Neil! Neil as the reputation of being the bad boy and comes from a broken home. But he is so sweet and was the support that Andi need. You can't help but fall for him.

Because I Love You is an amazing book with a heartbreaking and very sweet story and awesome characters. It will hook you from the first page and you'll laugh and cry with the characters.
Tori Rigby did an amazing job with Because I Love and I can't wait to read more!

✿ The Author ✿

Tori Rigby is a YA author of Contemporary and Historical Romances. She longs to live in the Scottish Highlands, and her favorite time and place in history is Medieval England — so much that she'd give up her Internet and running water to go back in time! Tori also writes YA genre fiction as Vicki Leigh.

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♡ Spotlight ♡ B.S., Incorporated by Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss @jenniferrock @mvoss23 @bookpubservices #OneClick

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B.S., Incorporated
Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss

✾ Synopsis ✾

Business Solutions, Inc. is in a state of chaos. While the employees spend their time rendezvousing in the stairwells, the CEOs are running their business into the ground through the use of shady consultants. Will Evans, warehouse-worker-turned-white-collar-employee, is put in charge of implementing the consultants' plans. Here he finds himself thrust into a muddle of absurdity and responsibility that he never expected.

When the plans push BSI to the brink of bankruptcy, Will teams up with Anna Reed, a corporate mercenary with heels as high as her ambition. He needs her cunning and courage to pull off his covert plan to save the company. Can Anna, the consummate job jumper, find a reason to go all-in on BSI? Or is she better off bailing and letting the company go down in flames?

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✿ More About The Book ✿

B. S. Incorporated, by authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, was released in May 2016, published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.

Funny, insightful, and heartfelt, B.S. Incorporated is sure to speak to fans of such hits as The Office, The Devil Wears Prada, and Office Space.

Although it is a work of fiction, B.S. Incorporated draws from the authors' real-life corporate experiences. It is a feel-good story about people finding themselves and coming into their own while simultaneously skewering every aspect of life in corporate America.

"After yet another mind-numbing, daylong meeting about a project, we fled to a bar patio in the shadow of our company’s office building," says Jennifer on the origin of the novel. "There, we drank to excess and swapped hilarious and heartbreaking tales about life in corporate America. At that point we realized we had a story — actually, many stories — worth telling, and we pinky swore that after sobering up, we'd write a book about our experiences."

✿ Praise ✿

"B.S., Incorporated exposes the crazy, funny underbelly of an institution and skewers the heck of out it. Be ready to laugh and want more!" – Jayne J. Jones, Author, Capitol Hell, 2013 USA Best Book of the Year

"Funny as hell, with sharp observations and cunning insights. It reads like the best happy-hour story you've ever heard." – Matt Kramer, CEO, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

"I enjoyed the hell out of this book. It harpoons the bloated, mindlessly self-destructive tendencies of American corporations. But it's also a human story. Which is why - despite the absurdity and arrogance and plain ol' stupidity on display at BSI - I'd kind of like to work there. Are they hiring?" – Bill Anderson, President, One Voice Creative Media

"B.S. Incorporated is a book that anyone with any experience in the business world will get a huge kick out of. Authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss have written an incredibly engaging read that will have their readers laughing uproariously and turning the pages just as quickly as they can in order to find out what happens next. The authors clearly have vast experience in the business world, because so many of the scenarios they impart are things that many of us have encountered in our day to day careers." – 5 Stars, Readers' Favorite

✿ Excerpt ✿

"Great shoes!" the coffee barista called to Anna as he balanced a tray of mocha samples. e morning skyway crowd surfed around him.

Anna smiled as she glided toward LaSalle Plaza in her red leather heels. They looked ridiculously ashy and stood too high to be practical, especially on this long walk from the car. But they served an important purpose. Anna's first boss always talked about his "Superman Suit" — his most expensive, tailored three-piece he wore when he needed to feel invincible. These shoes did the same for Anna. They also boosted her to a shade under six feet—tall enough to loom over most female colleagues and stand eye-to-eye with the men.

She sped up to keep pace with the other professionals teeming in the second-story skyway. The eight-mile network of glass walkways connected Minneapolis's office buildings, restaurants, and theaters, shielding pedestrians from extreme summers and brutal winters. Anna appreciated the protection on this chilly February morning.

She slipped past a line of people at the muffin shop and then slowed to admire her destination. Straight ahead, the twenty-two-story tower with blue-tinted windows acted like a divining rod. She nodded at the shoeshine guy in the doorway and stepped into the BSI lobby. Morning light poured through the floor-to-ceiling windows as Anna's authoritative heels echoed on the marble floor. She took a deep breath to calm her exuberance. First day on the job.

Rumored to receive 5,000 résumés per month, BSI had its pick of prospective employees. Landing an interview was tough — getting a job, damn near impossible. But Anna didn't base her professional plan on impossibilities. She built her goals on determination, persistence, and Alissa — Anna's freshman-year roommate and one of the metro's top headhunters. Alissa called Anna a dear friend. Anna called Alissa when she needed to move on. According to the carefully mapped, patent-pending Anna Reed Career Trajectory, this occurred every 3.2 years.


"May I help you?" the receptionist asked.

The lobby looked fresh and well funded. Anna could smell the lilies in the enormous vase on the table nearby. A far cry from her previous employer, a once-promising tech startup that lacked an actual business model, BSI had called her up to the majors.

"I'm Anna Reed. For Kari Fisher, please."

he receptionist smiled, despite juggling a headset call, three flashing phone lines, and an open laptop. "One moment, please."

Anna strolled to the windows, feeling the caffeine from her latte kicking in. This job is going to rock. Carole can go to hell.

Carole — a hot mess with a chronic antacid habit — had hired Anna at the tech startup. When Anna submitted her two weeks' notice, Carole shook a few Rolaids straight from the bottle into her mouth. "Why become a small fish in a big pond?" she asked while crunching the chalky tablets. "There's so much opportunity here."

But Anna saw through the underhanded tactic to get her to stay. The company had just agreed to an ill-advised buyout, and layoffs would surely follow. Anna prided herself on reading the chessboard and staying one step ahead of the fray. Any time things got complicated — bad bosses, restructures, layoffs — she found a way to make a clean exit.

Kari Fisher — who did double-duty in HR and as a change manager for the senior VP of Operations — burst through the glass double doors and tripped as she crossed the lobby.

"Great to see you again. So great." She tugged on her crooked hair barrette, attempting to right her falling brown curls.

Hard to fathom how someone so disheveled and distracted could be the direct line to Lyle Kirkland, Anna's new boss. Still, if he could put up with her, so could Anna.

"Thanks for skipping orientation and jumping in. It's been crazy," Kari panted.

Anna grinned, noting Kari had missed a button on her blouse, causing a gap that revealed her gray sports bra.

"Your parking pass worked okay?"

Anna started to respond, but Kari had already spun around and trekked back toward the employee entrance. Anna clicked after her, taking care to land every step. Her kick-ass heels functioned well on modular carpet or hardwood but created one hell of a risk on marble tile. She didn't want to pull another Bambi. Last month, her stilettos had disagreed with a restaurant's slick floor, turning Anna into a flailing baby deer on ice—limbs splayed, skirt up, Spanx exposed.

"You'll get your workspace and laptop later." Kari nudged Anna to turn le at a hallway intersection. "Our schedule today is packed! So packed. We're already late for PMO."

Anna weaved around employees, trying to stay alongside this tiny sandstorm.

"Oh, and don't forget to TEPIL your time today."

"TEPIL?" Anna asked. "I'm not familiar with—"

"Silly me. It's our Technology-Enabled Productivity Increment Log. Great system Synerpoint built for us. You know them? One of the 'big six' consultancies." Kari's short legs continued churning, and she tapped Anna's shoulder to turn le again. "Anyhoo, we got rid of timecards — thank God! Now we use TEPIL to bucketize our work and track productivity in fifteen-minute increments. Just choose one of the fifty-six sanctioned workplace activities from the drop-down menu."

Anna couldn't help but smirk. "Sanctioned workplace activities?"

"So great, right? For today, you can TEPIL your time under code 249: Training, Learning, and Self-Advocacy."

Kari stepped onto a waiting elevator and punched the button. "Cafeteria is on the fifth floor. Company store, too. Great place to pick up a BSI T-shirt or umbrella." She put a hand on Anna's arm, her eyes wide. "Ooh, and be sure to check out the store's new spa services. Today is Massage Monday. TEPIL that as 298: Employee Wellness. Last week was Wax-It Wednesday! Got a Brazilian. Not gonna lie: I'm still tender. So tender."

Anna wrinkled her nose at the unusual employee perks. What ever happened to gym passes and free pizza? "So how did you TEPIL that, if you don't mind me asking." She chuckled. "Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance?"

Kari continued ticking o today's to-do list. "Gotta get your security badge, too. Can't get back in the tower without it." She tugged on the laminated card clipped to her waist, flashing the image at Anna. The ID photo featured the same striped shirt, the same I-just-woke-up hair. The plastic card snapped back on a retractable cord.

"The most important meeting you have today is in Loni Anderson."

Anna chuckled. "With Loni Anderson?"

"In," Kari corrected, lowering her voice to a raspy whisper as they stepped onto their destination floor. "It's a conference room. For a meeting about Optelligence."


Kari nodded. "Top-secret strategy. Total game changer. It's why you were hired. Kirkland's the exec sponsor, and he needed a comm pro."

Anna straightened her shoulders and smiled. She wanted to inquire further, but Kari threw open the door to a room full of people, mid-discussion.

✿ The Authors ✿

Jennifer and Michael have a shared passion for storytelling that goes back – way back – to when Jennifer published haikus in her first-grade newsletter, and Mike entertained other kids on the school bus with his creative fiction.

Not surprisingly, their jones for crafting a tale fueled their individual career paths, where each held roles in journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and corporate communications. Jennifer and Michael had the good fortune to work for and with companies that spanned industries and impact – from privately held start-ups to Fortune 50 powerhouses to, now, their own communications agency.

Both authors live near Minneapolis where they work as speakers and consultants. They share their best stories during happy hour. B.S., Incorporated is their debut novel. For more information, visit their website.

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