If I had a Nickel

Hello, my name is Sadie and I am addicted to numbers. I wish it were in a cool way, like you could give me two huge numbers and I could multiply them immediately in my head.

What’s 2356×9205?

Why, that’s 21,686,980 of course!

But no, it is nothing so amazingly awesome. In fact my numbers are generally one, or zero or a change from one large number that I can’t remember to another large number that I won’t remember.

So, I thought, why not share some of the numbers I look at, some of the numbers I enjoy obsessing over and checking. You can then look at your own numbers and maybe tell me in the comments any numbers you like to look at that I didn’t mention.

One of my favorite sources of numbers is novelrank.com // // //

NovelRank – Amazon Sales Rank Tracker

NovelRank is a completely free website for tracking books or other product’s Amazon Sales Rank on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de (Germany), Amazon.co.jp (Japan), Amazon.cn (China),Amazon.it (Italy), Amazon.es (Spain), and Amazon.in (India). NovelRank is the best free resource for self-promoting authors to track their print and ebook sales and Sales Rank on Amazon with charting, RSS feeds, and real-time data.

For non-book tracking or large volumes, use NovelRank Enterprise Edition sales rank software.

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However, what they don’t tell you right away is that there is also an app you can download on your phone and then you can check it. Over and over and over and over again.
My next group of numerical obsessions can all be found on one site, Amazon’s Author Central where you can create your author profile, but you can also do fun things check your book’s ranking, whether the rank has increased or decreased and how much. You can also check your own author rating which, I imagine is something similar to your Google clout, but don’t get me talking about that.
What I really enjoy about author central though is the graphs. I believe I’ve discussed my love of graphs.
I know I shouldn’t say the R-word. In fact, I shouldn’t even look at them, much less count them up and memorize how many I have. But I am only human. A weak, weak human.
And then there are the lists, specifically the best seller lists on sites like Blushing.com or similar. Moving up, moving down, never getting on, lingering like my in laws after dinner…
So, there are a few of my favorite addictions, what are some of yours?
~S
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A tiny peek

(I know this is a really fast tomorrow, but what can I say? I just get so excited, like a chihuahua when you’ve come home from work)

In honor of Blushing Mischief’s ‘A Spank In Time’s’ release day, we thought we would give you a little look into just who you’ll find within its pages of delight.

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Meanwhile, at the Collins Manor:

*James takes a seat on the sofa. Charity sits nervously on a large chair across from him*

James: Thank you for joining me today, Charity. I trust you are well.

Charity: Yes, thank you. Will this take long? I need to get back.

James: Of course, this will be brief, I know how much you want to run out of here. Let’s get right down to it. *He grabs his list* Ah, yes, here is a good one to start with. What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Charity: James! That is not an appropriate question. I will not answer it.

James: What a surprise. Fine, we’ll move on to something a little more appropriate to your delicate sensibilities. What is your most marked characteristic?

Charity: I don’t know. Maybe…I don’t know! What is this? I need to get back to the kitchen.

James: Are you going to answer any of my questions? *Charity stares at him silently* You are so frustrating. Moving on. What is your greatest regret?

Charity: *She blushes* Hiding from you.

James: No one made you. *He leans forward* Why are you sitting all the way over there? Move closer.

Charity: No, thank you. I’m fine where I am.

James: Fine. *A moment passes* Which talent would you most like to have?

Charity: To be an expert marksman.

James: We’re working on that. It will happen. *He consults his list* Oh yes, this is a good one. What is the quality you most like in a man?

Charity: *She smiles* Humility.

James: Now you are just teasing me. Next question. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Charity: Bravery. *Her gaze travels from the window to the ground, anywhere but at James*

James: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Charity: My cowardliness.

James: Are you sure you don’t want to sit a little closer? *Charity relents, taking a seat next to him. Being so near to him instantly kindles a fire inside of her* There that’s better. Only a few more. What do you consider the more overrated virtue?

Charity: Patience. *She leans into him*

James: Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait much longer. *He glances at the list* Here is one I very much would like the answer to. On what occasions do you lie?

Charity: To you? Always…never.

James: Which is it?

Charity: Does it matter?

James: No, I suppose not. Here we are, last one. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Charity: *She smiles* The many layers of clothing I am wearing.

James: That is definitely something I can help you with.

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To find out more about the stories in this hot and gorgeous anthology, follow the links below for more interviews from my fellow Blushing Mischief authors:

P.J. Perryman A.C. Masterson A.T Quinn

Jill Glass Sadie Dane Sara Peal

And without further ado, published by Blushing Books and written by Blushing Mischief’s group of talented authors, we present to you, A Spank In Time.

Spank in Time Cover_edited-1

Now available at Blushing Books <—Sadie says, click that.