These work spaces inspire... Ava's Prize by Cari Lynn Webb (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

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Welcome to my tour stop! The author talks about her hero's work space and some others
that, frankly, I'm a little jealous of. Check those out and enter the giveaway below...

Ava's Prize
(City by the Bay Stories #3)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming


He needs a great idea

She can provide it—but at what cost?

The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war. But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.

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Guest Post:
Work Spaces and Offices that Inspire
By Cari Lynn Webb

In my new release, Ava’s Prize, a sweet contemporary romance from Harlequin Heartwarming, my hero, Kyle Quinn has a second-floor suite that doubles as both his living and work space in San Francisco.

An inventor, Kyle has a design lab, conference room and business office situated in part of the suite. But he also has a personal arcade space filled with both vintage and contemporary arcade games from Skee-ball to basketball shoot to driving games along with pinball machines and a foosball table. There’s even a chalkboard wall for the high score earners to write their names on. Kyle refers to his arcade as his inspiration area. As you might imagine, Kyle’s suite becomes the backdrop for many game nights and unexpected gatherings of friends and family.

And as it happens, there are quite a few companies that offer inspiring work spaces beyond the typical cubicles and stale conference rooms. Here are a few of my favorites from my research on coolest offices to work in:

  1. Google’s Headquarters – a campus of more than 60 buildings in Mountain View, California. They have Google Bikes, beach volleyball courts and group cooking classes for their employees. If that wasn’t enough, there are themed offices, free lunch for employees and their own organic gardens. Need I say more?
  2. Inventionland – in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers places like Inventalot Castle, Nursery Nook, and Brainpower Ballpark for idea creation and product development (and those are only three of the over dozen themed sets inside the building). And the best part – their employees wear lab coats. I’m inspired just from the virtual tour on their website.
  3. Pixar Studios is considered a closed studio and isn’t open for public tours. But thanks to blog posts like this one and You-Tube videos, I’m already polishing my resume. Unfortunately, I live on the East Coast now, so I’ll just keep using my imagination and eagerly await the next Pixar movie.
  4. Instagram headquarters located in New York City has a gelato bar and living plant wall. And I’ll repeat: A gelato bar 😊 Want to see more, click here. Obviously, they had me at gelato.

Not all work spaces are created equal. However, I think everyone can add inspiration and creativity to their own office. Kyle Quinn added his favorite arcade games from his childhood to his work space to inspire him. I have a growing collection of Venetian masks on my office wall that inspire me. What have you done to your office that inspires you?

Happy Reading!

Cari Lynn Webb

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About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

Tour Schedule

November 12th:
I Am A Reader
Hearts & Scribbles
November 13th:
Wishful Endings
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Heidi Reads...
November 14th:
Rockin' Book Reviews
Among the Reads
Book by Book
November 15th:
E-Romance News
Harlie's Books
Reading On The Edge
Kimber Li
November 16th:
My Devotional Thoughts
underneath the covers
Andi's Book Reviews
November 17th:
Grand Finale

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- 1 winner will receive a$50 Amazon e-Gift Card & e-copy of The Rancher's Rescue (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive a San Francisco Cable Car Ornament, Signed Copy of The Rancher's Rescue & $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
- Ends November 21, 2018

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