Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to romance author, Addison Fox, who is joining us with her new release through Entangled Publishing, Tempting Acquisitions, and a few tips for negotiating in  romance and relationships!

10 Tips for Negotiating Your Heart

Hello! I’m so excited to visit Reading Between the Wines today.

Valentine’s Day will be here in another week and love is on all our minds. In the spirit of celebrating the season and in honor of the release of TEMPTING ACQUISITIONS, the first in my “Boardrooms and Billionaires” series, I thought we’d discuss Tips for Negotiating Your Heart.

The heroine of TEMPTING ACQUISITIONS, Keira McBride, is in the fight of her life. She and her sisters have restored their family magazine empire and now corporate raider, Nathan Cooper, is bound and determined to buy them and break up the company. Keira can’t fight her attraction, but she isn’t going to give up easily. I think that’s a lesson we all can take to heart!

Tip #1
Don’t settle for a man who doesn’t respect you and believe in you. And don’t spend time with a man who doesn’t expect the same from you.

Tip #2
Work is necessary but so is play. We all have to work and it’s important to be productive human beings, but when it’s your time to spend with your loved ones, give them your full attention. The Blackberry can wait a few hours.

Tip #3
You can’t underestimate the importance of a good cocktail dress and a fabulous pair of shoes. While it’s important to always dress presentably for work, we all knowmen see better with their eyes than their imaginations. Dressing up now and again can add a bit of spark to your evening or weekend. It has the added benefit of making YOU feel awesome at the same time.

Tip #4
Negotiation isn’t about winning – it’s about both sides feeling satisfied at the end. You want to go out tonight and he wants to stay in? Compromise and stay home, but let him know you get to pick the next time. He loves wrestling and you love the opera? Either take turns going to the other’s passion or give each other a night out, free of responsibilities. Loving someone doesn’t mean immediate compatibility on every interest, nor does it mean either person should need to give up something they really enjoy.

Tip #5
Which brings me to an important point – learn to accept the other needs some alone time. The pressures of life can become wearing and knowing you have a partner who has your back – and is happy to give you two hours of unfettered time at the mall – is important on life’s journey. Which is why it’s equally important he gets a Saturday morning (or two or three!) at the golf course.

Tip #6
Some of the best things in life are free. While the lure and temptation of a new TV, a new computer, a new house, a new car, or whatever “new” strikes us at the moment, we can often make do with what we have. It’s the time we spend together that leaves us with memories that last a lifetime.

Tip #7
Never underestimate the importance of a fun night in. If you’re still in the couple stage, enjoying time together without any outside distractions can be just the ticket to deepening your romance. If you’ve got kids, enjoying a family game night or movie watching night (or both!) can reinforce those bonds of love more tightly than just about anything else you can possibly do.

Tip #8
Get each other up and off that couch. While we can do lots of fun things on the couch (and I’m not just talking about watching TV!), never leaving it isn’t good for our health, either. Take a walk around the neighborhood or at the local park. When you’re exercising with someone, it feels a lot less like work and a lot more like fun. Deepen the love in your heart – all while making your heart stronger – a true win-win!

Tip #9
Pick up a bottle of wine and enjoy it together. If you prefer something non-alcoholic, pick up some cranberry juice and mix it with plain seltzer or club soda. It looks gorgeous in a wine glass and spending some quiet time talking can help both of you relax at the end of a long day.

Tip #10
You can’t underestimate the value of these three words – “I love you.” Tell the people in your life that you care about that you love them. We all deserve to know we’re loved.

So I want to hear from everyone! What are some tips I’ve missed? How did you “negotiate your heart?”I look forward to visiting with everyone today!


Tempting Acquisitions  (Boardrooms & Billionaires #1)Tempting Acquisitions 
(Boardrooms & Billionaires #1)
by Addison Fox
Published January 7th 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Indulgence)
CEO Keira McBride has put more than a decade of blood, sweat, and tears into restoring her family’s magazine empire and knows she can handle any business challenge thrown her way…until sexy billionaire and corporate raider Nathan Cooper makes a play for her legacy.
Nathan’s not accustomed to losing and neither is Keira. When an all-consuming attraction threatens to devour them both, Nathan makes it clear he wants to move their relationship out of the boardroom and into the bedroom. Keira knows it’s going to be the negotiation of her life and the stakes have never been higher. This time, her heart is on the line…

Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t part of her life. An avid reader, her love of the written word started at the tender age of one with The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (a poem she could recite by heart to any family member who would listen.) Dr. Seuss, C.S. Lewis, Judy Blume and a host of others quickly followed until she discovered THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel while writing a paper at the library in the seventh grade. Although not a classic romance, Ayla and Jondalar’s love story moved her firmly into the romance section and she hasn’t looked back!
Her paranormal romance series, The Sons of the Zodiac, launched with NAL in March of 2010. The series recounts the adventures (and path to true love!) for an immortal band of warriors, granted the powers of their astrological signs and charged with protecting humanity.
Beginning in November 2011, Addison will have a new contemporary series on shelves as well. BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE is the first in the Alaskan Nights series. Set in the fictional town of Indigo, Alaska, a couple of city girls are about to learn that the wide open spaces of Alaska just may hold everything they’re looking for.
Addison lives in Dallas. She loves to get email from readers.

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  1. The biggest thing that helped the hubs and I in the beginning was to never assume anything of the other. We are not mind readers ;)


  2. Excellent advice, Kassandra!

    Thanks for joining me today!

  3. Great tips but under love, you should add to tell them often. People need to know and be reassured that you love them
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. Love the tips. cant wait to read the book.

  5. thanks for the fun post and congrats to Addison on the new release! Sounds fun :) I can't add any more. Those are great tips!

  6. We've always maintained our own checking accounts. We also after 20 years still go on dates and try new things together.
    lori824 at yahoo dot com

  7. Those are some great tips, I pretty much agree with all of them although I've never had to really put them into practice.

    Congrats i n your book!

  8. One of the main things that I looked for when searching for the perfect man was that he was good father material. I love your tips and the book sounds awesome. I can' wait to see if he gets the company or not. :)

  9. Honesty, communication and respect.

  10. I´d have to say, be able to enjoy each other without bells and whistles, just a quiet night in, sharing music or a glass of red. If you don´t like each other enough to enjoy a night together, what´s the point?
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  11. Can't think of anymore. Your's were great.
    Congrats on the new release. Ths book sunds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  12. They were some great tips. I would say to remember that you don't have to spend a lot of money. Often it's the little thoughtful gestures that mean a lot.


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