Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Something is wrong here

 N-word ?                                                                    F-word?

Which is worse? Has their roles switched? Are we over sensitive in some areas and over calloused in others?

I am a big Food Network fan. Though Paula Deen's cooking demos use a little too much butter for my middle-aged waistline, I still watch her show from time to time. When I found out that the network was dropping her show, I was disappointed. When I found out the reason they were dropping Paula's show I was in shock.

For those of you not familiar with the case, in a pecan shell, basically Paula Deen's contract is getting axed because she used the N-word.

Okay, so we are trying to rid the world of racism--that's a good thing. And use of the N-word is not exactly the most courteous way to speak. But what about the F-word? If a Food Network star were to have their successful cooking show axed because they used the F-word, off camera no less, it would . . . well, it just wouldn't happen. What kind of foul mouths people have off camera is their business. And if they were to let an F-bomb slip on camera, everyone would laugh and it would simply be bleep out in the editing process.

Have we become so over sensitive that we demonize people who don't deserve it, while we applaud people with filthy mouths? If anyone should be offended by the numerous derogatory derivations of their name and the un-tasteful use of those names, it should be God. Nobody sticks up for God's name. Nobody would have their long-running show axed if they defamed His name. The mere mention of such an idea would get you laughed off the planet.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Congrats, Valerie Ipson, you just won a print copy of The Big Debate

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Congratulations to Valerie Ipson, She's the winner of my book giveaway two weeks ago. I'll be sending her a paper copy of my newest book, The Big Debate, first book in the Literary Loom series.
Valerie, I hope you like it. Thanks to everyone else who entered my contest

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Blog Tour Stop for Mr. Nice Spy, by Jordan McCollum

We're celebrating the launch of Mr. Nice Spy, a prequel novella to the novel I, Spy! Read on to find out more about the book, get a cool spy tip for your daily life and download a free copy! You can also find Mr. Nice Spy on Amazon, Kobo, and JordanMcCollum.com!

About the Book

Canada is probably the last place you'd expect to find an American spy. CIA operative Elliott Monteith has made it work, just like he's made things work with his longtime fiancée Shanna. Until Shanna lays out an ultimatum: move forward or move on. Meanwhile, Elliott and his best friend and fellow operative, Talia Reynolds, try to track an elusive leak at the American embassy. But something changes between Elliott and Talia as they close in on the man selling out his country. Professional and personal lines blur and Elliott has to choose—his fiancée or his best friend. More about Mr. Nice Spy | Add Mr. Nice Spy to your Goodreads to-read list!

I, Spy

Mr. Nice Spy is a prequel to the novel I, Spy, available now. To save her country and her secrets, CIA operative Talia Reynolds will have to sacrifice the man she loves. More about I, Spy.

About the author

An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most—she’s a mom. Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. She lives with her husband and four children in Utah.

Hone your spy skills

How can spy skills help a time traveler? Further hone your spy skills by reading Mr. Nice Spy!

How to enter: go here

The clue!

As part of the debut of Mr. Nice Spy, Jordan is hosting a contest to figure out the "theme" song for the story. Collect clues at each blog stop and use your spy skills to piece together the clues to win a $25 Amazon gift card! How to enter The clue for this stop is:
The Mr. Nice Spy song was influenced by "I Want to Break Free" by Queen, among other influences.

The freebie!

Thanks for participating in this launch tour! As a free gift this week, Jordan is giving out free copies of Mr. Nice Spy! Simply to go http://JordanMcCollum.com/store/. You can also get 40% off I, Spy!