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Monday, September 7, 2015

Hats Off Corner Welcomes Melissa Maygrove

Hats Off Corner Welcomes Melissa Maygrove


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Precious Atonement, a companion novel to the highly rated western historical romance Come Back is now available!



Ruined women don’t hope, killers don’t dream, and the dead don’t feel pain.



Ruined by a brutal attack, Rachel Emerson is resigned to live as a spinster. Grieving widower Jacob Evans convinces Rachel to marry him, but giving his precious new wife the life she deserves might cost him the very thing he values most—her.



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I screwed up this month on my calendar, and posted another author in Melissa's place last Monday. I've apologized, but I still feel like a goose. I hate messing up, and it happens when I've got my plate overloaded. I'm scaling back a bit more and hoping I can keep things straight.

Quote for the Week: 

So there you have it. Melissa's new book. My screw up and a quote that fit me perfectly. Ever had life pile up around your head? Every screw up? 

85 comments:

  1. I'm sure Melissa is cool with it - just keeps the buzz going.
    Have a great Labor Day!

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    1. Exactly. :)
      Thanks for visiting, Alex.

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    2. One thing about authors, they understand.

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  2. Melissa's book sounds great! Sorry to hear you've been so overwhelmed lately, though. (That kind of thing is unavoidable sometimes!) Melissa's post may be up late, but at least you caught the mistake and got it up at all!

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    1. Thanks, Heather.
      Lee's quote is right on the money. That is true for me, too.

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    2. Good thing I don't have little kids anymore. I'd probably forget them on the playground. :-(

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  3. Melissa doesn't mind, I'm sure. I've read the book and it's really good.

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Perk of the job, I guess... LOL

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    2. Thanks for the recommendation! It's on the list.

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  4. Congratulations to Melissa on her book. It sounds like a wonderful story.
    Great quote. I can relate. Lately, I've been trying to cut back because I'm trying to do too many things at once.
    Have a great week.

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    1. It's better to do one thing right than several things almost right. I think my grandmother told me that.

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  5. Everybody screws up from time to time. I still hate when I do, though. lol!

    Melissa has written another awesome book!

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    1. Yes! I'm the queen of it sometimes! LOL
      Thanks, Ava. (You need to publish! I'm dyin' here! :P)

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    2. Maybe Alex should create another Support Group called WSU. We Screw Up. . . once in a while.

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  6. Of course I took advantage of this deal. It looks like a great read.

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  7. Nope, have NEVER had life pile up around my head, and *gasp* have NEVER screwed up! :D

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  8. We all mess up sometimes. Don't feel bad.

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    1. Yeah... I just realized I had Lee's name misspelled in the title of my blog post today. Oy.

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  9. We all do it. I'm just happy you mentioned me, and it worked out that it ended up being posted during the sale. I believe things happen for a reason. ;)

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    1. Hope your sales are super today and in the future!

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  10. If I didn't screw something up at least three times a week, hell would surely freeze over. Sometimes I think I should just change my name to Screw Up. Today I awoke to find my fridge decided to quit working. Guess I didn't feed it enough! Hey, that's a good reason to defrost and scrub, right? Maybe I'll use it as a pantry, and forgo frozen food altogether!
    Got your book Melissa, sorry haven't read it yet, but believe me that's what I'd rather be doing.
    Happy Monday everyone, it's a holiday right?
    Labor day, so I'm laboring!

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    1. LOL I know what you mean.
      Thanks, Yolanda!

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    2. Seems right to labor today. Catch up. Clean that fridge and feed it well.

      Just read your poem and found it excellent.

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  11. Another gorgeous cover for Melissa too!

    And me, I made a pretty big screw up myself recently.

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    1. It does look exciting, that cover. Here's to screwing up, acknowledging it and moving on!

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    2. Thank you, Holly. Carrie Butler gets the credit. :)

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  12. Mess ups happen. I still love ya, Lee. =)

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  13. It's all too easy to forget what we were supposed to do when, especially when there's a lot going on at once.

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    1. Case in point... I nearly scheduled Patsy's post for the wrong month. LOL

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  14. The book sounds great and congrats. I screw up constantly. I almost consider it part of what make me...me:) I love that quote and I think this is apt for most people. Right now, I am in the calm waters where not much is happening. In 2010, my hubby had lost his job, his Rheumatoid Arthritis took hold and made it impossible for him to work, He was finally diagnosed with adult classic severe ADHD, my mom was showing the signs, big time, of dementia, my doggie was nearing the end of her life and our family income went down as a result. I am glad for boring times:)

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    1. Thanks, Birgit.
      Wow. I bet you ARE glad for boring. You need a hug!

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    2. I'll second that, Brigit! Why does it all come down on our heads at once?

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  15. Melissa western theme is intriguing and, Lee, remember, we all make mistakes, and forgiveness should be freely offered.

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    1. It reads like a cross between a western and a regency.

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    2. Everyone here has been very forgiving. Aren't I lucky to have that kind of understanding? Thanks, Sage.

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  16. Congrats Melissa. Sounds awesome book.

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    1. She deserves a round of applause! Two books and both sound great.

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  17. I'm sure Melissa doesn't mind! We're all human at the end of the day. When I have too much going on, something always gets forgotten.

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    1. That's what I told her. It ended up being posted during the sale, so it worked out well. :)

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    2. I was relieved to work things out, and Melissa was great.

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  18. We all make mistakes- especially when the universe is throwing a lot at us at once! It was great to learn more about Melissa's book today. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Jess.

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    2. It was for me, too. The book sounds great.

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  19. What? You messed up? How can that be? Is there even such a thing? The cat is always right. Err umm, right?

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    1. Now if I had a cat, I probably wouldn't have messed up my schedule because all my cats kept in line. Guess I'll have to see about finding another one.

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  20. Oh, I can relate to that quote too! These things happen - scheduling gets all mixed up sometimes, but we try! lol
    Thanks for sharing - and congrats to Melissa!

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    1. It's just always so embarrassing, even when inevitable. :-)

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  21. Sounds like a great story, Melissa! Good luck :)
    Scheduling is always a nightmare!

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  22. Congrats, Melissa!

    Lee -- love the quote.

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  23. Seriously? You're apologizing? I think we both know who that hair-pulling picture really describes. I dropped the ball so many times this summer. :(

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  24. I switched emails to authors yesterday. Head-explosion warning. Here's to surviving the insanity that is life. And shining occasionally through it.

    Melissa, hop sales are epic and life is rocktastic!

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    1. Thanks,
      You have an excuse, new mom / homeschooling mom. :P

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  25. Congrats to Melissa. I know what you mean about having too much on your plate and it causing little screw ups. That's been happening to me a lot lately too.

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  26. Congrats to Melissa. As for me, I am teaching 3 3-hour classes in a week. That's a lot for me, so I need to boundary off writing time.

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  27. Congrats, Melissa!

    Calendars are easy to mess up, especially around the end/beginning of months.

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  28. Great quote and many congratulations Melissa.

    I remember messing up my calendar by a whole month. I was turning up to appointments, sending out birthday greetings and basically making a complete fool of myself. It took me two weeks to realise my mistake. What a doof! But that's life :)

    Have a lovely weekend. All the best!

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  29. Congratulations to Melissa on her new book. The story sounds wonderful - a lot of romance, mystery and suspense. I'm definitely heading over to purchase it now.
    Sorry you are so overwhelmed. I get really frustrated and overwhelmed when I take on too much at one time, as well. Thanks for sharing Melissa's book with me. I'm excited about reading it. I feel like I will never catch up on all the books I want to read, but adding them to the pile I can see - in my messy room or on my Kindle is a start.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa!

      I know what you mean. I've joked that I need to get laid up with an immobilizing injury so I can cozy up with my Kindle and make a dent in my TBR. LOL

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  30. Congrats to Melissa! And yup, I know about that pile up in life. Or that absence of a pile up which can be just as bad! Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Christine.

      So true... when I'm busy, I'm productive and prone to mistakes. But when I have all the time in the world, I procrastinate, and sometimes still make mistakes because I leave stuff until the last minute.

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  31. Love the sound of your book, Melissa. I think we all need a good balance of deadlines, and flexibility. :)

    shahwharton.com

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  32. Congrats to Melissa! If it makes you feel any better, Lee, I've done similar. Sometimes it's just hard to keep all the plates spinning. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen.
      You're right about those plates!

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  33. Congratulations ot Melissa! I hadn't seen it because I've been pretty MIA from blogosphere, and if you hadn't messed up who knows when I would have seen it: next month? Next year? See, you got her one more reader this week. Sorry you've been overwhelmed lately though, hugs!

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  34. Yes, and yes again! Congrats to Melissa, and you're being too hard on yourself, Lee.

    Julie

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  35. oooh, such a lovely cover it is

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    1. Thanks, Dezmond. Carrie Butler gets the credit.

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