Handbag & Book with
Rebel MillerI was a tomboy. Anyone who knows me now would be incredibly surprised by this little known fact. When I was growing up, I was the child in afro pigtails, hanging off the monkey bars and riding my bike all over the community with my little brother. It’s strange to think back on that now because, today, I don’t go anywhere without a light dusting of make-up, a spare pair of heels and my handbag.
Like most women, I wear many hats. With two kids under the age of ten, a budding career as a romance author, and fast-growing freelance communications client list, it’s not easy to keep it all pulled together, but I make a valiant effort each and every day by shoving everything I need into my favorite Kate Spade handbag.
In addition to the bright color that makes me feel warm and fuzzy in the cold winter months as much as in the hot summer ones, I love that my Kate, as I call my bag, is just the right size to hold what I need for my hectic, day-to-day life. Whether it’s a pack of emergency hand wipes, my cell phone with my Evernote app to jot down a story idea or business cards, Kate holds it all. She even holds my iPad. No, not the mini version, the full size model!
But the color and compact, yet roomy, size aren’t the only reasons this handbag is my go-to. Despite its color, it’s very versatile. Recently, I headed to my local library to start a scene in the third book of my New Adult romance trilogy, went to dinner and a movie with my husband then went out for cocktails with friends – all events I enjoyed with my Kate in hand, no matter the outfit.
Furthermore, believe it or not, the bag is easy to clean. To be honest, it doesn’t show wear and tear as much as I thought it would when I first received it in the mail in its pretty Kate Spade box.
Hands down though, the best feature of the bag is its long strap. I can easily sling Kate across my winter coat-clad body, leaving my hands free to take care of my disgruntled four-year-old or to make a quick story edit while in transit. Living in Canada means wearing a lot of layers most months out of the year; goose-down jackets, thick wool scarves – the whole nine! Having a bag for which I don’t have to be constantly adjusting the length of its strap based on what I have on is a bonus for me!
As a child in pigtails, I could never have imagined owning a bag like Kate. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have been able to imagine a grown-up version of me in the first place, never mind a bag! I suppose that, in part, is why my Kate Spade handbag is the favorite among my many bag options. It’s because the handbag represents who I am now – mom, author and entrepreneur; helping me through every event, situation and season without missing a beat.
Promising: Book Two of Kira’s Story
PROMISING, the riveting follow-up to AWAKENING by Rebel Miller.
Faced with diverging loyalties — between those she loves and her responsibility to the Realm — Kira has to make heartrending and strategic decisions that threaten to jeopardize her future.
As her connection to Tai deepens and turmoil in the Realm builds, so does Gannon’s frustration at being unable to call Kira his own.
Worlds at War ... A Heart in Conflict
While the Realm stands defiant amidst rising unrest, Kira is thrust into a role that puts her at the forefront of her system’s governance and law, supporting a landmark position. Following a devastating turn of events, she turns to Tai for a shoulder to lean on after making a painful choice to ensure Gannon fulfils the role he was meant for.
As she becomes a reluctant - yet inspiring - voice for her caste, Kira learns about one of the Realm’s most well-kept secrets and how far leadership will go to prevent it from being revealed. What she doesn’t know is how much the decisions of her past have the power to bring enemies into her path, threatening to destroy everyone she holds close to her heart.
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