Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guest Post - Dating and Other Dangers by Natalie Anderson

Have you ever sent a personal email from your work email account— one that you really shouldn’t have? In my newest release, Dating and Other Dangers, the heroine, Nadia, works in HR in an old school big insurance company in London. Using social media at work, on work computers, is an absolute no-no. And we’ve seen it so many times in real life, right? The personal email sent from a work computer that goes viral and round the globe in a matter of hours leading to embarrassment, notoriety—and in some cases, dismissal… 

Well Nadia isn’t that clueless—not when she’s one of the people to have drafted the company internet use policy anyway… no, she goes on her forum in her own time, on her own computer. Only then one of the guys who’s been named and shamed on her forum turns up at her workplace and challenges her on every level—intellectually, morally, socially, most especially physically ;)
So how’s she going to deal with him?

I find social media—especially online forums—equally fascinating and terrifying and I had so much fun coming up with the ‘he said/she said’ blog wars between these guys. When I worked in a bank, using the internet for personal stuff was absolutely forbidden—but I guess it depends on the company or industry you’re in, right? Does your work place let you check in on Facebook or Twitter on work computers? Even if it does, do you? Or do you use your personal phone or iPad for updates? What do you think about work place social media rules—are they too draconian or fair enough? Is it okay to Tweet through a meeting? Have you ever snuck a quick squizz at a webpage that you shouldn’t have while at work?

Nadia Keenan’s first date Do’s and Don’ts:

1.      Do boost your confidence by looking hot
2.      Don’t put out until at lease date two
3.      If the man is trouble (however sexy!) do report all on
After being trashed on Nadia’s website, serial dater-and-dumper Ethan Rush is about to put Nadia’s rules to the test. He’s determined to change her mind about him. She’s determined to prove him for the cad he is.

Let the battle of the dates begin…

Dating and Other Dangers is on the shelves in stores in North America in October and you can also grab it online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you’re in the UK, it’s also just been rereleased in digital form and you can grab it from Amazon UK.

USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon and Entangled. With over twenty books published, she’s also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks. Find out more at her website and be sure to sign up for her newsletter there as she often has subscriber only eTreats.
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