Saturday, October 13, 2012

Once Upon a Cartier Preview



Not sure if you want to buy the most amazing book in the world, Once Upon a Cartier?!  Read the first two chapters and I bet you will be sold....


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Officially Released on Amazon: Once Upon a Cartier

 Kindle, Ipad or Paperback?! No problem, buy the book by clicking the link below!



Thursday, October 4, 2012

Utah Mommy Blogger encourages Young Adults to maintain the highest standards of morals in their relationship with the release of her fictional novel Once Upon a Cartier

Who is ready for Tuesday?! I know the Utah Media Is!!!



Salt Lake City, Utah October 4, 2012 -- Author Debbie Roberts-Cluff has been writing a successful G-rated mommy blog, Confessions of a 30ish Overworked and Underpaid Housewife, since 2007.  With her followers and her daily visits sorrowing to new heights mainly because of her high-moral standard style of writing and hilarious child-like humor, she decided to take her real life out of the equation and write a wholesome, yet fabulous  love story that would be enjoyed by all ages, Once Upon a Cartier.

Once Upon a Cartier, Roberts-Cluff premier novel,  questions if only a fool confuses fate for destiny. Which is exactly what Laila Simons must answer when she meets Julius Heldge and learns that destiny is a choice we make despite of fate. Will Laila abandon the life predetermined by the stars in order to capture her eternity in a Cartier ring?

Drawing from her addiction to everything in print and her love for Romeo and Juliet, Roberts-Cluff began to write an epic love story about two star-crossed lovers, but then took her writing a step further and incorporated her daughters love for fantasy books into the mix. She also wanted to install a sense of decency and morality for her characters. Roberts-Cluff explains, “I wanted a love story my young daughters would be proud of. A strong role model who didn’t need to throw herself at a man to gain respect and success.”

Once Upon a Cartier is a story of love and deceit, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the mythical ruins of the Greek Gods to the backyard of the historical city known as Pasadena. This is the love story of our decade, a bold inquiry into destiny and Laila’s decision to pursue a path towards everlasting love and unspeakable loss. The story is of a true battle of defining one’s own fate , one that reminds us what it means to feel human.

And the verdict is in, the readers are loving it. With Once Upon a Cartier to be released on Tuesday, October 9th, only on Amazon, the pre-sale reviews are out. Diana Smith, of New Orleans, Louisiana, shared, “I read through this book with a sense of astonishment, as each chapter left an place in my mind—and heart—that would not easily be forgotten. I think Once Upon a Cartier deserves recognition for being the most touching love story of our time.”  Heidi Hagen, of Gilbert, Arizona, expressed, “A novel of truth, faith, goodness, and love... Debbie Roberts-Cluff writing is rare and refreshingly original, a true art form. One of the most heartfelt novels.

Debbie Cluff is an author, educator and avid blogger at: Confessions of a 30-ish Overworked and Underpaid Housewife. She enjoys most of the time she spends as a mother and is a very loving, devoted wife (don’t tell her husband, though). She has authored over a dozen articles for online publications and a few novels for her sisters. Debbie resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three children.  You can follow her on Twitter at @debbiecluff, or listen to her Author’s Chat LIVE Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM EST at blogtalkradio.com/onceuponacartier

For more about the Debbie Roberts-Cluff, see debbiecluff.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/onceuponacartier  Once Upon a Time  is available online at www.inglestonepublishing.com or Amazon.com beginning October 9th. 

Utah Mommy Blogger encourages Young Adults to maintain the highest standards of morals in their relationship with the release of her fictional novel Once Upon a Cartier

It got picked up in the press!!



Salt Lake City, Utah October 4, 2012 -- Author Debbie Roberts-Cluff has been writing a successful G-rated mommy blog, Confessions of a 30ish Overworked and Underpaid Housewife, since 2007.  With her followers and her daily visits sorrowing to new heights mainly because of her high-moral standard style of writing and hilarious child-like humor, she decided to take her real life out of the equation and write a wholesome, yet fabulous  love story that would be enjoyed by all ages, Once Upon a Cartier.

Once Upon a Cartier, Roberts-Cluff premier novel,  questions if only a fool confuses fate for destiny. Which is exactly what Laila Simons must answer when she meets Julius Heldge and learns that destiny is a choice we make despite of fate. Will Laila abandon the life predetermined by the stars in order to capture her eternity in a Cartier ring?

Drawing from her addiction to everything in print and her love for Romeo and Juliet, Roberts-Cluff began to write an epic love story about two star-crossed lovers, but then took her writing a step further and incorporated her daughters love for fantasy books into the mix. She also wanted to install a sense of decency and morality for her characters. Roberts-Cluff explains, “I wanted a love story my young daughters would be proud of. A strong role model who didn’t need to throw herself at a man to gain respect and success.”

Once Upon a Cartier is a story of love and deceit, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the mythical ruins of the Greek Gods to the backyard of the historical city known as Pasadena. This is the love story of our decade, a bold inquiry into destiny and Laila’s decision to pursue a path towards everlasting love and unspeakable loss. The story is of a true battle of defining one’s own fate , one that reminds us what it means to feel human.

And the verdict is in, the readers are loving it. With Once Upon a Cartier to be released on Tuesday, October 9th, only on Amazon, the pre-sale reviews are out. Diana Smith, of New Orleans, Louisiana, shared, “I read through this book with a sense of astonishment, as each chapter left an place in my mind—and heart—that would not easily be forgotten. I think Once Upon a Cartier deserves recognition for being the most touching love story of our time.”  Heidi Hagen, of Gilbert, Arizona, expressed, “A novel of truth, faith, goodness, and love... Debbie Roberts-Cluff writing is rare and refreshingly original, a true art form. One of the most heartfelt novels.

Debbie Cluff is an author, educator and avid blogger at: Confessions of a 30-ish Overworked and Underpaid Housewife. She enjoys most of the time she spends as a mother and is a very loving, devoted wife (don’t tell her husband, though). She has authored over a dozen articles for online publications and a few novels for her sisters. Debbie resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three children.  You can follow her on Twitter at @debbiecluff, or listen to her Author’s Chat LIVE Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 PM EST at blogtalkradio.com/onceuponacartier

For more about the Debbie Roberts-Cluff, see debbiecluff.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/onceuponacartier  Once Upon a Time  is available online HERE or Amazon.com beginning October 9th. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spread the Word Contest for $50 Amazon Gift Card

The Official Website for Debbie Cluff: Spread the Word Contest for $50 Amazon Gift Card: Simply Click HERE and you will be directed to my facebook page and a chance to WIN the $50 Amazon Card!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Are you Ready for Once Upon a Cartier?!

Who is READY!!! Let me hear a WHAT WHAT! Go and LIKE us on FACEBOOK!
After over one-hundred years on this earth, in this dimension, of being a total controlling type-A Fairy, the last few months transcended a whirlwind of chaos and anxiety for Laila Simons who is desperately trying to balance a thin line between fate and destiny. The worst part? If she makes the decision to control her own destiny, her fate will change and she will not make it through another day alive. And somehow, in the midst of utter turmoil, she falls uncharacteristically in love with a man seeking to release the mystery of what is hidden inside her small, heart-shaped golden locket. The only way to save those she loves and the world is to put her faith in the hands of the one she shouldn’t trust. Will Laila abandon her elude the life predetermined by the stars to capture her eternity in a Cartier ring?
A story of love and deceit, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the mythical ruins of the Greek Gods to the backyard of the historical city known as Pasadena. Once upon a Cartier is the love story, a bold inquiry into destiny and Laila’s decision to pursue a path towards everlasting love and unspeakable loss. 

Debbie Cluff is an author, educator and avid blogger at: Confessions of a 30-ish Overworked and Underpaid Housewife. She enjoys most of the time she spends as a mother and is a very loving, devoted wife (don’t tell her husband, though). Debbie received her bachelor's of arts from California State University and a master's degree in elementary education from University of Phoenix. She has authored over a dozen articles for online publications and a few novels for her sisters. Debbie resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three children.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fate or Destiny

Do you believe in fate or destiny? OR are you one of those that thinks they are the same thing?

Let me know facebook.com/onceuponacartier or debbiecluff.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012



Dearest children,

If I could possible have a few minutes to myself, I would be able to get done more in that time frame than in my entire day!

Love,'

Mom

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meet the Author

The Official Website for Debbie Cluff: Meet the Author:   Once Upon a Cartier Fantasy/ Contemporary YA--60,000 words Complete manuscript available upon request -Where do you write? ...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Click over and Follow There!!!

I just finished my first novel, so if you enjoyed my blog you will LOVE my book. Lol. Can you go to this site

http://debbiecluff.blogspot.com/http://debbiecluff.blogspot.com/

and click follow so I can get as many visitors to that site as well!

BIG HUGS! Here is the summary
 

Meet Laila Simons. A woman over one hundred years old, but otherwise in the prime of her life. The non-stop exercise she still gets through her stressful, human social worker position and the high intensity shopping trips probably contribute to that, or the visits to the local spas for Botox treatments. Laila, of course, is a fairy who signs her death warrant over when an unexpected  and unruly teenage fairy is placed in her care. There was at least one small ray of sunshine in her dreary world, her obsession with a hazel-green, sultry eyes man named Julian. Yet there are powerful forces, who for very different reasons, want to keep Laila and Julian apart.
            A story of love and deceit, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the mythical attempts of explaining the origins of the world to the backyard of the historical city known as Pasadena. Once upon a Cartier is the love story, a bold inquiry into destiny and Laila’s decision to pursue a path towards everlasting love and unspeakable loss. A true battle of defining what unconditional love is and in doing so, remind us what it means to be human.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Can I hear a AMEN....

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found ...an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. 

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. 

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel... She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?...

''Yes," was his incredulous reply..


She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.'

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Police Wife's Prayer


Dear God,

Give me COURAGE, for perhaps I lack it more than anything else.
I need COURAGE as I witness my husband's departure for duty each day.
I need COURAGE as I see him put on his uniform because I know the abuse that perhaps he will be subjected to before he returns home.
I need COURAGE in dealing with our children when he is working long hours during calls or on an investigation.
I need COURAGE when tensions buildup on the job and pressures at home to mount and life becomes almost too much to bear.
I need COURAGE to stand firm and not to succumb to the urge to run away from problems.
Help me to have the strength to be a COURAGEOUS and Valiant Woman, when I learn from the media that a "police officer's been hurt."
The next time I waver or grow faint-hearted, Help me, to be COURAGEOUS.
And, having found the source of strength in You, Help me to reach out to others, who may be just as scared as I.

Amen


Prayer given at the DC Police Wives Installation Dinner, on June 15, 1973, by Reverend R. Joseph Dooley.