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A Night of Chocolate and Diamonds

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Diamond Expert Fred Cuellar at Madame Chocolat

When the invitation arrived from my favorite Chocolatier, Madame Chocolat in Beverly Hills for a night of chocolate and diamonds along with Diamond Cutters International, it was hard not to notice.

The Best of Everything played the ultimate matchmaker by bringing together the finest chocolate and a newly launched diamond collection from the world’s famous diamond expert, Fred Cuellar. Fred was on site signing copies of the 6th edition of his book, How To Buy A Diamond: Insider Secrets For Getting Your Money’s Worth, 5th Edition.

Hasty Torres, the Chocolate Executive Officer at Madame Chocolat was proudly wearing a diamond necklace from the new collection. The designs are now available for sale at her Beverly Hills location. Prices range from $100 – $4,500.

The best part of the evening – 20% of the proceeds from chocolate and jewelry sales benefitted The Los Angeles Mission and Hollywood Media and Arts. Chocolate, diamonds, and giving back to charity. It’s a wonderful combination at the holidays.

Julie Spira is a writer, dating coach, and bestselling author of the online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at CyberDatingExpert.com

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Book Signing at Donald J Pliner


The June Gloom didn’t keep the people away on Saturday, June 13th at Donald J Pliner in Beverly Hills where they hosted a book signing party for The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, by Julie Spira.

The event drew a crowd who sipped on cosmopolitan martinis, nibbled on Italian “Limonada” cookies from La Piu Bella Tavola caterers, enjoyed the huge shoe sale from the Italian designer, and received private online dating tips from the author. One special couple shared their story on how they met on JDate?.com — the #1 Jewish social scene and he proposed to her on the first date. They were married within a few months and are glowing with happiness.

Those who purchased a copy of the book received a VIP Goody bag which included a gift certificate from Beyond Physical Therapy for a private massage or pilates session with a private instructor, gift certificate for online dating coaching from CyberDatingExpert.com, panties in a pill bottle and a $5 gift certificate from PureDelish.com, Boot Camp training class from certified personal trainer Daniel Laga, candles from PartyLite, Olive Butter Steam Treatment from Byu-ti salon, 50% coupon for laser treatment from Broadway Studio, a copy of Singular magazine, and more.

One lucky couple won the Cyber Love Basket which was raffled off at the end of the event.

Thank you to those who attended and to the sponsors and supporters:

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Beyond Physical Therapy, Byu-ti Salon, Jaclyn Mullen- Jaclyn of All Trades, Step Up Women’s Network, Broadway Skin Studio, La Piu Bella Tavola, Dr. Judi Bloom, Matchmaking Circle, MillionaireMatch.com, Bellacures, Steven from Claudio d’ Italia, Borrowed Bling, Sandra Cooper-Art For You, PartyLite Candles, Daniel Laga-Certified Personal Trainer, Cosmetic Laser Works, Cyber-Dating Expert, LLC, Singular magazine -?SingularCity.com, Lock and Key Events-VIP Social Events,?PureDelish.com

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Intimate Interface: Dating in a Web 2.0 World

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INTIMATE INTERFACE: DATING IN A WEB 2.0 WORLD

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. ?- MAR. 11, 2009

With the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and the myriad Internet dating sites, it’s a wonder the laws of attraction aren’t written in HTML. Julie Spira’s new book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir of a woman’s romantic journey in cyberspace – and the perfect guide for those who are digitally dateless.

Spira’s tale begins in 1994, when she becomes the first on her block to put up an online dating profile. As a single woman living a glamorous life on the west side of Los Angeles, the author’s ‘Sex in the City’-like escapades keep her Inbox full as she tries to replace the man she thought was “the one” with an Internet mate. A hopeful romantic, Spira keeps her head up even after an Internet match that leads to a painful divorce.

In an effort to speed up readers’ searches for their own perfect matches, The Perils of Cyber-Dating combines Spira’s candid narrative with valuable online dating tips. Her ‘Rules of Netiquette’ provide guidance on the basics of cyber-dating, including tips for creating appropriately revealing profiles and definitions for the descriptions found on the profiles of potential suitors. She also discusses how technology has shifted the playing field of the dating game, reassuring readers that all it takes to get started is an email address.

Comedienne and best-selling author Joan Rivers calls The Perils of Cyber-Dating? “Hilariously Funny!”? She adds, “Singles of All ages should read this book.” Celebrity photographer and author of Glamour Girls Patrick McMullan calls Spira “A very glam gal.”? Dr. Pat Allen, author of the best-seller Getting to “I Do” says “The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles everywhere with an email address that they can successfully meet someone online.”?

Matchmaker, Julie Ferman of Cupid’s Coach calls the book “A wonderful companion for singles looking for love online.” She adds, “Online dating memberships should come with a handbook and many doses of humor. Julie Spira provides both.”

An entrepreneur and Internet industry pioneer, Julie Spira has been on more than 250 cyber-dates. She holds a bachelor’s degree in television and radio from Ithaca College. This is her first book.

About Morgan James Publishing

Morgan James has revolutionized book publishing – from the author’s standpoint.? Their Entrepreneurial PublishingTM model enriches authors as well as the company. Morgan James Publishing was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for 2006 for their leading creative thinking, significant accomplishments and stands to have a significant impact on the industry for the next 10 years. For additional information, visit http://www.MorganJamesPublishing.com

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The Perils of Cyber-Dating Reaches Bestseller Status on Amazon.com

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The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online Reaches Bestseller Status on Amazon.com

February 13, (Los Angeles, Ca). Cyber-dating expert, author and radio host,?JULIE SPIRA?s, new book?THE PERILS OF CYBER-DATING: CONFESSIONS OF A HOPEFUL ROMANTIC LOOKING FOR LOVE ONLINE (Morgan James Publishing) reached bestseller status on Amazon.com today.

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The Perils of Cyber-Dating – Countdown to Valentines Day

bookcoverfinal112 194x300All of us at CyberDatingExpert.com are jumping for joy! We are one month away from the official book launch of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.(Morgan James Publishing)

Praises and rave reviews are coming in for the book which will be out during Valentine’s week and we are counting down the days.

The book is a romantic tell-all memoir filled with hilarious, witty, and heartfelt stories spanning over 250 dates in almost 15 years online. As a pioneer in the Internet industry, I became the first on my block to put up an online profile. You will follow my journey as I skillfully navigate the web to replace what I thought was the love of my life and had to start all over again. ?Ever the “hopeful romantic” I will provide details on how to steer clear of “Mr. Wrong” and how to find “Mr. Right” and perhaps live happily ever after.

There will be many appearances on radio and television as well as book signings during the month of February, and the days are filling up fast. ? To stay up to date on the book launch and read great tips on food, fashion, and dating from a super-successful cyber-dater who has already received several marriage proposals while looking for love online, sign up for the mailing list ?and your FREE REPORT on the rules of “netiquette” from the upcoming book at?CyberDatingExpert.com. ?To book an interview, contact us at?info@cyberdatingexpert.com

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10% of the author?s net proceeds will benefit Step Up Women?s Network.?

About Step Up Women?s Network?

Step Up Women?s Network is a national non-profit membership?organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girls. Through teen empowerment programs for underserved girls, women’s health education and advocacy, professional mentorship and social networking opportunities, Step Up educates and activates their members to ensure that women and girls have the tools they need to create a better future. www.suwn.org.

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Cyber-Dating Expert Launches New Book with New York Publisher Morgan James

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NEW YORK ? DEC. 22, 2008

An early adopter of the Internet in the Web 1.0 world, with nearly 15 years of online dating experience, Julie Spira seeks to empower singles everywhere to try Internet dating with her new book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

Recently signed to Morgan James Publishing, a New York publisher, Spira?s tell-all cyber-dating memoir is set to be released in February 2009. Entertaining as well as informative, The Perils of Cyber-Dating??delves into the newest technologies of the Internet dating scene including text messaging, the BlackBerry, MySpace, Facebook and more. From setting up an online profile to the best practices for responding to an online personal ad, Spira provides an exclusive look into the world of online dating based on her personal experience from more than 250 dates.

Author, entrepreneur and cyber-dating expert, Spira was involved with several Internet startups in the 1990s. The first on her block to put up an online dating profile in the early days of Internet dating, Spira continues to embrace the newest social networking advancements in the world of Web 2.0. For more information, including Spira?s ?Rules of Netiquette? for successful cyber-dating, visit her Web site at www.cyberdatingexpert.com/.

About Morgan James Publishing
Morgan James has revolutionized book publishing ? from the author’s standpoint. Their Entrepreneurial Publishing? model enriches authors as well as the company. Morgan James Publishing was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s Fast 50 for 2006 for their leading creative thinking, significant accomplishments and stands to have a significant impact on the industry for the next 10 years. For additional information, visit http://www.MorganJamesPublishing.com.

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The Perils of Cyber-Dating?

The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.

Coming soon to a bookstore near you.

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