I’m excited to be blogging here today with Cara Sinclair, the hard-working heroine from my latest release, Because You Are Mine. She has graciously offered up some tips on how to deal with a difficult boss.

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On Apr 1, 2013, at 10:31 AM, Cara Sinclair <csinclair@mmc.com> wrote:

Happy Hump Day!

I recently had the misfortune of working with – not one but TWO – tyrannical bosses. Though I consider myself an adaptable person, there’s only so much a woman can take. To preserve my sanity, I had to channel a lot of inner strength and I developed a few rules along the way. It wasn’t always easy but here’s how I dealt with these difficult, demanding supervisors – and still stay sane:

1. Be prepared, be organized (though I do struggle with this one!)
2. Practice patience (meditate if you have to)
3. Always carry a watch and your phone!
4. Speak up - voice your concerns (even if falls on deaf ears…someone’s bound to listen)
5. Stay flexible and adaptable
6. Take breaks – but remember #3
7. Drink lots of coffee! 😉

At the end of the day, you have to take care of yourself. Or you just might find yourself too exhausted to function… or in my case, falling asleep on the job!

All the best,

Cara Sinclair
Senior Financial Analyst
McArthur, Murphy & Company
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How have you dealt with a micro-manager or taskmaster?

New release now available!

BecauseYouAreMine_MEDBetrayal cuts deep, especially when it comes from someone you trust. And no one understands this better than Cara Sinclair’s old love, now new boss, Drake Ross. Growing up, these two shared an undeniable bond until they found themselves in a fight for their lives. Twelve years later, fate conspires to bring them back together. Yet, while Cara is torn between chasing a lost love, or pursuing another, Drake is left more uncertain of the truth and his feelings for the girl he believed betrayed him. But the love that binds them proves impenetrable. And when light is finally shed on the secrets that haunt them, Cara and Drake will soon discover that danger still lurks… and betrayal cuts deeper than they could have ever imagined.

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EXCERPT:
Drake was in a bad mood.

The monthly alignment meeting had proved to be a complete waste of time. He had more important things to do then sit around and re-discuss irrelevant material. He didn’t care who they selected to redesign the company’s website. He wanted to know how they planned to improve their network security and inefficient infrastructure.

He strode back to his office, irritated by the lost time.

As soon as he entered his office, he froze.

Resting on his sofa was Cara’s small feminine figure. For a moment he just stood there, transfixed. Then, without thinking, he quietly closed the office door and walk up to where she slept.

Her curly hair was pushed back but a few dark tendrils managed to escape and sprawled across her face. Her head rested on the sofa arm and the position exposed the tiny mole on her slender neck. A flaw he always found endearing.

He couldn’t take his eyes away. The peacefulness of that moment left him mesmerized. In that short moment, his mood shifted. His irritation melted away and was replaced by a pleasant calm.

He crouched down in front of her, fighting the urge to lean down and kiss her smooth, graceful neck. She was a natural beauty, and in sleep she was achingly so.

But the peaceful moment came to an abrupt end.

With a loud gasp, she jolted awake and stared right at him. Her eyes widened and she stifled another gasp when she found him hovering only inches away. He could practically feel the panic building inside her.

He was fascinated at how she could be sound asleep one minute then wide awake the next. She ran her hands through her mane of curls and he was drawn in by the feminine gesture. The uncomfortable strain forming in his pants was his cue to move away.

He ignored it.

“Hello there,” he greeted, his tone devoid of emotion. “How was your nap?”