Shelley Munro Shares by Gerri Brousseau

Charlotte Dixon, the heroine of One Night of Misbehavior is interested in design, and before her grandmother became sick, Charlotte was studying to become a graphic designer. Charlotte and her grandmother try all sorts of crafts and Charlotte enjoys making artist trading cards.
So what is an artist trading card?

They’re original and small works of art on cardstock—the size of a playing card. The idea is to collect and trade with other artists. Here is a link to my Artist Trading Card board at Pinterest to give you an idea of the scope of the cards. http://pinterest.com/shelleymunro/artist-trading-cards/
At first Charlotte uses the ATCs as a way to express herself and play with different techniques, but when Ash Marlborough, the hero in One Night of Behavior offers Charlotte a job, she finds new applications for her hobby. She uses the idea as a part of an ad campaign for a motorcycle shop.

These days the trading cards are used by artists, people doing crafts and more recently, authors have printed ATCs to use for promotional purposes. http://romancetradingcards.com/

If you’d like to try making your own artist trading cards visit this site for some helpful hints and instructions. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Artist-Trading-Cards

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Do you do any crafts? If so, what are your favorites? If not, what do you do in your spare time?
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One Night of Misbehavior by Shelley Munro
One Night, FINAL200x300He wears his scars on the outside. She keeps hers safe inside.
Charlotte Dixon ignores her stepmother’s edict and, in an act of disobedience, attends one of the social events of the year—a masquerade costume ball. Charlotte’s naughtiness escalates when she dances and smooches with a sexy mystery man. The night of anonymous passion that follows makes her yearn for a different life, but the next day she’s back to her dull routine of household management.
Advertising tycoon, Ash Marlborough is about to set a private investigator on the trail of his nameless princess when she waltzes right into his place of work. Charlotte is shocked to meet her masked man in the flesh, and even more perturbed when he asks her out on a date. Despite craving another night of sexy loving, she doesn’t have time for a man, not when she wants to reinvent herself and grasp a new, improved life with both hands. But Ash knows what he wants, and he’s determined to win the heart of his princess. Let the dance of seduction commence.
Warning: Contains a conniving stepmother, selfish stepsisters, a grandmother with fairy godmother tendencies and a sexy masked man who is willing to face them all for the love of a good woman.
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Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/305070
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/One-Night-of-Misbehavior-ebook/dp/B00CB8801A
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Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns ShelleyMunro_Credit Princess Cruisesmasculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at http://www.shelleymunro.com.
WEBSITE: http://www.shelleymunro.com
BLOG: http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Shelley-Munro/e/B001JOWGNK
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/ShelleyMunroAuthor
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/ShelleyMunro
PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/ShelleyMunro
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/ShelleyMunro

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12 Responses to Shelley Munro Shares by Gerri Brousseau

  1. Pingback: Taste of Kiwi: Blog of Author Shelley Munro » Blog Archive » Sightseeing on the Web

  2. Thanks for having me to visit today 🙂

  3. Marie Laval says:

    How very interesting! I had never heard of artist trading cards before. I love the blurb of the novel, its sounds really exciting! A long time ago – before children – I used to attend a ceramics evening class. It was without doubt the most enjoyable hobby I ever had. I wasn’t very good at it, but I loved everything, from kneading or coiling the clay to painting and glazing it. I recently tried my hand at cross-stitching and had to stop: it was far too addictive! These days, I just write when I have a spare moment…

    • Thanks, Marie. Ceramics is something I’ve never tried, but I’ve heard it’s a lot of fun. Cross-stitching is something I do like, and you’re right it is addictive. The good thing about cross-stitching though is that you can do small projects such as Christmas decorations or panels to do on greeting cards. These projects can fit in stolen moments more easily!

      I have to admit that writing has taken over my life a bit too 🙂

  4. gailingis says:

    Artist trading cards, hmm, cute. I traded cards when I was a kid, can’t remember what though. Fun idea. No time…

  5. I”ve heard of author trading cards. It might be fun to try to create some. I’ve done my own bookmarks and other SWAG stuff.

    I rarely craft anymore; too busy writiing. I was just eyeing the flower pots on my porch and thinking I need to repaint them. We’ll see.

    • The idea for author trading cards actually came from artist trading cards. Sometimes it’s good to step away from writing to refill the creative well. We’re programmed to churn out lots of books. I tell myself that a lot. I don’t always listen 🙂

  6. Shelley,
    I have created Historical Romance Trading Cards for two of my books. They were fun to create. Not sure I will do them for the third book. They are good giveaways.
    Thanks again for sharing with us today at Nights of Passion.

    • I’ve seen some very nice author cards. The artist cards are a little different because they’re hand done and each one is unique. I’d love to do some one day. The weeks seem to fly by so fast.
      Thanks so much for hosting me today 🙂

  7. Mary Preston says:

    I like to sew, knit, embroider and crochet.

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