#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Jezebel” – Sade

Hope everyone is having a nice, relaxing morning. I’m recovering from my son’s 17th birthday bash, but don’t worry – I have really strong coffee and good headphones, so bring on the music! Make sure to stop by Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, to check out all the other song picks by clicking the theme link below.

This week’s theme is: Occupation

While snickering to myself, I contemplated sharing the opening scenes of Deadpool 2 with Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”, but bloody assassinations and breaking the 4th wall wisecracks before breakfast might be a bit over the top for some. So, I dove deep into my library to find a song that no one else would likely pick and found an old favorite from my Sade collection.

You won’t hear the words occupation, job or work anywhere in this song, but it is about one of the world’s oldest professions. Enjoy!

Jezebel wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth
She probably had less than every one of us
But when she knew how to walk, she knew
How to bring the house down
Can't blame her for her beauty
She wins with her hands down

Jezebel, what a belle
Looks like a princess in her new dress
How did you get that?
Do you really want to know, she said
It would seem she's on her way
It's more, more than just a dream
She put on her stockings and shoes
Had nothing to lose - she said it was worth it

Reach for the top
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine

Won't try to deny where she came from
You can see it in her pride
And the raven in her eyes
Try show her a better way
She'll say
You don't know what you've been missing
And by the time she blinks
You know she won't be listening

Reach for the top she said
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine


Songwriters: Helen Adu / Stuart Matthewman
Lyrics found on Google
Jezebel lyrics © Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Angel Music Ltd.

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

A Dear Indies Special Edition!


Hi Indies!

This is a special edition blog post, because I have been extremely fortunate to have a guest article published over on Nick Stephenson’s Blog: Your First 10,000 Readers and I really wanted to share it with you:

Publishing Tales From Both Sides of the Fence

I know I’ve given you resource posts that mentioned a few small differences between self-publishing and having a contract, but this article breaks down all of the differences from beginning to end and has a cost comparison chart, as well.

I hope you can add it to your list of references and/or resources for your own writing journey and feel free to comment or share!




I just wanted to say “Sorry for the glitch” to all of my blog followers. Apparently, when today’s post for Raw Touch went out to everyone who follows my blog, it came with a whole lot of confusing HTML from one of my older Thief of Dragons posts! I have no clue how this happened––how it is even technically possible––and hope it was only a one-time fluke!

❤ A.C.

Authors beware, watch out for this scam

The only Readers Magnet I’ve ever heard of is a book by Derek Murphy that’s 100% for authors – this scam is anything but that! Heads up, Indies:

Jean's Writing

Tis the season for scamming everyone with a pulse.

More scammers appear every day, like ants at an all they can eat picnic. These varmints call,  text, email and show up on Facebook and Twitter.

Y’all need to watch out for this scam. A company preying on writers want to sell books and reach readers. Apparently, this particular scam has been around for a few years but I  heard about them until…

Today they tried to hook me. 

Now let me tell you, getting through on my home phone is no easy feat. A few months ago we bought a landline phone with Smart Call Blocker. This phone screens out all robo calls unless I’ve added a number (like a docs office) to the directory.

So, anywho—when the phone rings I expect someone I know and have approved to be on the line.

But today I picked up the phone and…

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3 Days left to join the Author/Blogger Halloween Hop!

It’s not too late to join yet!

Nesie's Place

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Want to increase followers/traffic on your Facebook page?

Authors and bloggers are bringing a spooky good time to Facebook for Halloween! JOIN US!

The Facebook Halloween Hopfest runs from Friday, October 27, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Register today by:

– Adding the direct link to your Facebook AUTHOR page (NO groups, please!)

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On Monday, October 23rd (or sooner) you will be sent the complete list of participating authors/bloggers. When you create your Facebook post, YOU MUST INCLUDE THE NAME AND PAGE URL OF THE NEXT PERSON ON THE LIST (after you) for this to work. If the hop is broken and readers cannot advance to the next page, they will give up. Take advantage of Facebook’s option to pre-schedule your post. With respect to time…

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Here is my interview with Felicia Denise


Name Felicia Denise

Age 57

Where are you from Tucson, AZ

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

My husband and I just celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. We have three adult children and a son-in-law. No grandchildren yet. We both had to retire relatively young from the workforce for health reasons.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Family Matters, books 2 of my debut novel, In the Best Interest of the Child, will be published in October 2017.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I entered a poetry contest in elementary school.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

After writing my first complete story with chapters. I was twelve.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

A friend I used to write fan-fic with was into NaNoWriMo and challenged me to enter and write a book.


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