Solitude and Unemployment…

I know I’ve been MIA but I haven’t been in the blogging mood.  I’m out of work again.  I search diligently for jobs and go on interviews and yet the perfect job remains elusive. It gets a little frustrating but I am grateful I have time to write and sell on ebay and Amazon.  The condo is quiet with hubby at work and kids in school.  The clouds and rain are back.  It’s peaceful here.

My book sales have waned so forgive me if I promote wherever I can… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MO1IXZW

Opening quote from “The Eyes of Aubriana”:

Love shut my eyes in order to see . . . 

George MacDonald

New hot cover and hot sales…

So the sales of my book have increased infinitely the past few days and I’m so grateful.  If it’s any of you buying it, thanks so much! The highest honor an author can receive is fans buying their book.  I’ve updated my cover.  Hope you like it.  The Eyes of Alexander – Kindle Edition

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Aubrey Windsor did not see Alexander Ayes coming, but he could see right through her…

Working for the successful, gorgeous and brilliant publishing CEO is thrilling, but also intimidating.  Drawn to Alexander even though he possesses a gift for reading people and a curse for controlling them, a young and inexperienced Aubrey is sucked into his enigmatic world.

But that world comes with a high price; dealing with his tortured past and facing their dangerous future.

White-hot sex blooms into a love that begins to heal damage from Alexander’s tormented childhood, but their bright future is darkened when a killer with pent-up rage emerges.  After barely escaping with their lives, the couple must now combat an unknown evil before the next attempt is deadly…

The Eyes of Alexander is the first book of the compelling sensual series, The Eyes Trilogy.

Looking for reviews…

I am offering to anyone who has read my book, “The Eyes of Alexander”, a chance to win a free copy of that book or a free copy of my upcoming book, Book #2 of The Eyes Trilogy, “The Eyes Aubriana” when it is published.  Just leave me a comment letting me know you have left the review and I’ll get you a copy as soon as possible.  

Here’s the link to where you can leave your review: Amazon: The Eyes of Alexander

Thank you!

Cynthia Batten, author

Book update!

TheEyesofAlexandercoverfront

Aubrey Windsor did not see Alexander Ayes coming, but he could see right through her . . .

Working for the successful, gorgeous and brilliant publishing CEO is thrilling, but also intimidating. Drawn to Alexander even though he possesses a gift for reading people and a curse for controlling them, a young and inexperienced Aubrey is sucked into his enigmatic world.

But that world comes with a high price; dealing with his tortured past and facing their dangerous future.

White-hot sex blooms into a love that begins to heal damage from Alexander’s tormented childhood, but their bright future is darkened when a killer with pent-up rage emerges. After barely escaping with their lives, the couple rushes to uncover clues before the next attempt is deadly . . .

I just updated “The Eyes of Alexander” and if you want to purchase it, here are the links:

Amazon Kindle Edition:  The Eyes of Alexander ebook
Amazon Paperback:  The Eyes of Alexander paperback
Createspace Paperback:  The Eyes of Alexander paperback

Typo No-Nos

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I got laid off in April so I have been looking for administrative assistant positions since then while I collect unemployment and sell on ebay and Amazon.  After viewing hundreds of job descriptions, I have one thing to say to those typing the ad–proofread! It irks me that a company is looking for an administrative assistant whose primary function is to type accurately and yet their ad is full of typos.  Okay, so maybe they are not the ones typing the ad, but they should at the very least proofread it and alert the job poster of the mistake(s).

I’ve been told that hiring employers will disregard resumes and/or cover letters with typos, well, I feel the same way about job descriptions! Why should I work for you if you won’t take the time to proofread? It’s unprofessional and I tend to pass those companies by.  I mean, if they are not thorough in that aspect, what else are they missing?

Maybe I’m looking at this the wrong way.  Maybe I should apply and point out their mistakes and convince them they won’t happen again if they hire me as their proofreader… hmm, there’s a thought… not sure how effective that would be though…

As a writer/editor/proofreader, I try my very best to catch and correct all typos.  I admit I have been guilty of making them (nobody’s perfect!), but I at least take the time to proofread what I write and make the appropriate corrections.

All I’m saying is that as a society we have been lax in letting typos slip.  I’ve seen them in newspapers, magazines, publications, signage, professional documents, etc.  I’ve also found them in books which shocks me since there are usually multiple editors/proofreaders whose jobs is to catch these things.  I am a writer and I’m not perfect and sometimes miss things, but my point is to at least try to save the world from reading things like you are looking for an administative asistant…