Blaise’s Job Hunting Tip #1

Take it from the woman who makes a living looking for a living…

The heroine of my Gainfully Employed Mystery Series has a tip for you on how to spruce up that lagging resume when job hunting. Blaise's tips might be a little…erm…non-traditional, but nobody knows how to look for a job better than the woman who's made a living doing it!

Tip #1 – “Adjusting” Your Resume: You should always “adjust” your resume to match the current job you're applying for. A tiny bit of “fact plumping” might be prudent to show you in the best possible light. Now, some might think this is little better than lying on your resume. Pshaww! Ignore those naysayers. They clearly haven't tried to find a job recently!

Here's an example of some very effective “fact fattening”. You are trying for an office job but your professional experience is as a waitress at an ice cream shop. In this case, you might want to include a job description such as the following:

Previous Experience:

Performed order and revenue management at a nationally recognized dairy delivery establishment. Responsible for multi-thousands of dollars in yearly sales. Excelled at customer satisfaction and resource delivery (spoons and napkins). Met sales goals 5 out of 5 months and led the team in pursuing opportunities for additional sales revenue (You did double duty at the carry out window.)

Sounds great, right? I'd hire you myself…except now I know what a liar you are. (You should be ashamed!) teehee!

Stay Tuned for more tips from Blaise!




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Fatal Assignment – Brand new Mystery in the Gainfully Employed Series

A temporary office assignment turns deadly. And Blaise quickly finds herself in a killer’s crosshairs.

Backstabbing, infidelity, greed and power. There’s nothing more dangerous than office intrigue. Blaise continues her search for the perfect career by taking a temporary assignment in an architectural firm. Though she quickly learns that wrangling a proposal team to get to end of project is nearly impossible, keeping everyone alive might just be the hardest thing she’ll ever do.

With the help of her sexy fiancé, Dolfe Honeybun, Blaise is determined to get to the bottom of the body in the elevator. Problem is, with a cast of suspects longer than her To Do list, Blaise is up to her perfectly plucked eyebrows in possible killers. And she might not know who the killer is, but he knows everything there is to know about Blaise.


Dolfe Honeybun and Blaise Runa were born in the pages of Shadow of a Honeybun, the first book in a Honeybun Heat spinoff series; Honeybun Fever.

With the first chapter in that book, I knew I was going to fall in love with the feisty and fun couple. They couldn't be more different. Blaise is naturally curious and fun-loving and Dolfe is determined and as serious as a heart attack…which is what she gave him the first time they met. #:0)

I carried their stories through their first straight mystery in HoHo Honeybun and I had so much fun that I vowed, someday, to give them their own mystery series.

Gainfully Employed Mysteries was born.

There's one key difference between the Fever Dolfe and Blaise books and the Gainfully Employed books. S.E.X.

Like the Heat books they sprang from, the Fever books are sensual romantic suspense. In the Gainfully Employed mysteries the romance is sweet and everything is behind closed doors. These books are about the mystery, and the relationships just make them more fun.

But it's the things the two series share that are, IMHO, most important. They share laughter, kindness to those who need help, loyalty, love of family, and Honeybun brothers.

‘Nuff said? *grin*






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A New Release and a fun puzzle!

Celebrate the release of Humpty Bumpkin by taking a few minutes to do this fun online puzzle. Goat's Hollow Road puzzle Enjoy!

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She's just a country girl who loves her dog. But her life is about to get less countrified and more…erm…homicide.

Deer Hollow is a small community built in a verdant, rolling countryside. The nearest big city is over an hour away and big city ways are rejected at the Hollow. Unfortunately, the big city isn’t the only place where bad things can happen.
Things like murder…which has a funny way of messin’ up a debutante’s day and turning a sunny Sunday in June right over onto its bucolic head.





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