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Author Q&A ft by @Branden_Lanette | #OnceUponaTimeBitches Book Tour and $50 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #SelfHelp | #OUATB

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for ONCE UPON A TIME, BITCHES by Branden LaNette. The self-help is availabl...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for ONCE UPON A TIME, BITCHES by Branden LaNette. The self-help is available now from Success In 100 Pages. 

Branden LaNette will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning the tour giveaway. 



Once Upon a Time, Bitches
by Branden LaNette


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GENRE:   Self-Help


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BLURB:

That’s Branden on the cover. Yes, she has a boy’s name, a Mom bod, and her tattoos are not photoshopped. She doesn’t look like your typical author and she sure doesn’t look like the next self-help Instagram sweetheart.

However, besides being a wife, mom to six kids (plus others with fur), coach and business owner, Branden is the author of the new book, Once Upon a Time, Bitches. It’s a fast paced, in your face, expletive laced, nothing held back message to women everywhere: There is no magic fairytale, but if YOU work at it enough you can come pretty close to creating your version with a happily ever after.

But first, no more whining and no more damsel locked in a tower, bullsh*t. Is it possible to design a fairytale life? Control your destiny? Be the hero in your story? Branden thinks there is and she wants to help you.


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EXCERPT:

Success is different for everyone, clearly. Right now, with an 8-month-old baby in my arms as I type this, I define success as getting clothes onto both of us.

Success doesn’t have anything to do with your bank account, either. So don't think you can’t speak up in a meeting or approach someone with a business idea just because you think they’re “more successful” than you are. Fantastic Fran may be making $1 million per year and you’ve only got only $47.22 in the bank.

Your idea could be worth $10 million, maybe more, who knows? You’ll never know unless you speak up and take a chance. 

Success also has nothing to do with followers, likes or clicks. And it sure as fuck isn’t about approval from friends and family.

Move the f on with that sh*t.

“Success” is what you say it is. It is waking up AF to be alive. Success is wearing your heart on the outside and sharing a gift with another human. Success is happiness in the things you do, not in the things you have.

Success isn’t ANYTHING anyone else tells you it is. It’s what you tell yourself it is. Which ultimately means that, if you’re taking my advice, you should ignore everything I just said success is and/or isn’t because, in the end, only you can define what in the fuck success is for you. Only you.

Only you.

Don’t let me or anyone else define what makes you happy. Your inner feelings define what success is, and your smile describes it to the world.

Fran thinks I am a hot mess, and she’s right. Karen thinks I’m a superstar, and she’s right, too. Neither of their opinions affect my definition. Neither of their judgements dulls my shine.

I know I’m a success because I have everything I’ve ever wanted, saggy boobs and all. I could do without some of the cellulite, but now we’re just nitpicking.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
I wrote this book for women who are still wishing for things to happen. I think we grow up with an idea of fairytales, and we’ve interpreted it the wrong way. I want them to read this book so they can face the reality of taking responsibility for their own happiness now. 
Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

My cover was designed through my publisher. They hired a genius in book design called Alex at Nessgraphica.com. But I had a vision and my publisher bought into it immediately. 

I ordered the dress before the book was even finished. I knew I wanted a Cinderella-esk picture, and there had to be a tiara. The photo shoot was fun, it was a white backdrop, and I was sitting on the floor in my office.  The photo that actually made the cover was an iPhone timer selfie. My teenage daughter loves taking pictures so she had the camera and took a ton of beautiful shots. We picked our favorites, a mixture of the selfie pictures and her camera pictures, and ultimately this is the one that was chosen. 
If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
If I could change one thing about the book... I’ve wasted too much time trying to think about this. The answer is nothing. I wouldn’t change anything about it!! 
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
Fun fact, it was my mentor’s idea to add the afterword that my husband and kids put together. Thanks again Angel Fletcher! 
What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike?
If you go to the personal development/self help genre... we all scream the same message. There’s no such thing as new material, we have all invested time and money into learning the things that we turn around and teach. What sets our books apart is the tone and the stories that we include with them. 
 Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I’m drowning in mom life at the moment, so that’s my special talent right now. The ability to breast-feed, while using my phone to answer interview questions, answer messages from clients, and listen to three kids talking to me at once with two dogs barking incessantly in the background while eyeballing a Motivational YouTube video on my iPad... I can also hear my husband in the background telling another kid to go ask mom. Hahaha! Mom life is my jam haha! 
What can we expect from you in the future?
Twice Upon a Time Bitches will be released this year! 
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

If you want to make what I say in this book successful, put it on a repeat cycle. You never really arrive at your destination of self-improvement. That is something I’ve struggled with, there’s always going to be some area to keep improving. Just keep going! 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Branden LaNette doesn’t look like a typical author but she has long ignored what she “should” do, say and look like. On her own at a very young age, Branden eventually found herself with the wrong guy, the wrong job, and a bleak future. The fairytale she was promised as a child never materialized.

Finally, Branden decided that she wanted something different for her life, and realized no one was going to do it for her. Prince charming wasn’t coming to save her—she’d have to save herself.

Step by step, decision by decision, through major trials and tribulations that would stop most people in their tracks, Branden learned how to turn heartbreak into happiness and self-judgement into inner joy.

Today, Branden LaNette is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker, wife, and stay-at-home Mom to six C-section babies (ages 1-16) and way too many f-ing pets. Somehow, however, she manages to juggle all of this effortlessly (a blatant lie) while pushing her way through the kinds of fear and self-doubts that whisper within all of us (totally true) to achieve her goals. Her most recent dream come true is this book, one that is destined to have a major impact on millions of women across the globe (or at least nine people in Michigan.)

Through it all, she has found her happiness, her joy, and more importantly, her voice.


Contact Info:
Twitter: @Branden_Lanette
Instagram: @Brandenlanettel
Hashtags: #OnceUponaTimeBitches #OUATB




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GIVEAWAY:

Branden LaNette will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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13 comments

  1. Congrats on this tour and thank for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

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  2. Love the cover. Sounds like a great book.

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  3. I like the cover. It is very colorful!

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your blog always has the scoop on the best books.

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  5. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  6. This looks like a really great down to earth read!!

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  7. Thank you! This looks really good!

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  8. This looks like it's going to be a good read!

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