Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Still Life of Hannah Morgan




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Hannah Morgan's life is at a standstill. Her dreams of becoming an artist vanished with the sudden death of her grandmother and mentor. To appease her distant and disapproving mother, Hannah gets a respectable job at a high-end day spa.
 Instead of painting masterpieces, Hannah spends her days painting nails and giving facials to wealthy women. Her dreams for the future have become a hideous nightmare. And it just keeps getting worse. She catches her boyfriend cheating, loses her job, and has to watch from the sidelines as her best friend, Jasmine Blue, goes after her own dreams of owning her own salon.
 Then she meets Aaron, a working artist, and finds in him a kindred spirit. And, to her surprise, she finds the courage to follow her dreams. When circumstances beyond her control threaten to destroy both her relationship with Aaron and her dreams of a bright future, Hannah fears her mother was right-that some dreams aren't meant to come true.









“As a small child I dreamed of growing up to be a chestnut mare. I was terribly disappointed when I found out people couldn’t magically transform into animals but I got over it by immersing myself in the world of fairy tales and thus began my lifelong passion for reading and make-believe.”


Displaying headshot2016.jpgLora Deeprose has a B.A. in Drama with a minor in History. She was born in the small town of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; the middle child of five girls.  In 2006, she and her eldest sister moved to a hobby farm in the remote Kootenay area of British Columbia and for five years had several country adventures which included raising chickens and goats, encounters with wildlife and wrangling the neighbour’s horses. Currently she lives in BC’s Eastern Fraser Valley.


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Top Ten List
1. Animal: Fruit Bat
2. Colour: Pink
3. Flower: Pink Peony
4. Food: Chocolate
5. Drink: Champagne
6. Place to live: in an enchanted cottage in the woods
7. Season: Fall
8. Place to hang out: Book Store
9. Hobby: Gardening
10. Weekend Activity: A nap on a sunny porch or hammock.

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The bus filled up with people making their way from their downtown office jobs to their families waiting in the suburbs.  The air smelled like wet wool and close bodies.  I squished myself against the window to make room for an elderly woman carrying two large, overstuffed, plastic bags and a large needlepoint handbag.  I kept my gaze focused out the window, but because it was dark outside and the bus was lit from the glowing advertisements above my head, the window acted more like a mirror.  I saw the old woman and the people around me reflected back in the glass.
“Excuse me dear, could I ask a favor?”  The old woman tapped me lightly on the shoulder.  
I turned reluctantly to face her.  “Sure.”
The old woman scrounged around in one of the bags, trying to balance the other one and her large purse on her knee.  “Oh dear, this is just too awkward.  Here, take this for a moment.”  
Before I could protest, the woman plunked the larger of the two bags and her purse onto my lap.  I had to juggle my knapsack and my handful of empty envelopes to adjust to the new load.  Her purse was surprisingly heavy.
“Here it is,” she exclaimed, pulling a big purple scarf out of the depths of her bag.  “I’ve been knitting this for my granddaughter for Christmas, and I’m not sure about this purple.  I couldn’t help but notice that you have her same colouring.  I just want to see if this shade is right for her hair and eyes.”
Before I knew what was happening she threw the scarf over my head and wound it several times around my neck.  It was very long and very purple.  The yarn was soft as a whisper.  It felt comforting up against my cheek.
“Now let’s take a look.”  The old woman dug her hand underneath her coat and produced a pair of half lenses attached to a gold chain looped around her neck.  She placed her spectacles gingerly on the end of her nose and surveyed her scarf.  “Yes, that is darling, isn’t it.  I was right.  It makes your eyes more violet, and your skin warms to this colour.”
Satisfied with her assessment, the old woman removed her glasses, returning them to the depths under her overcoat.
“You do have very pretty eyes.  Not many people have that colour.  They’re a true violet, not just dark blue.  And such a pretty mouth.  Too bad you are ruining your looks with so much worry.”  She pointed to the area around my eyes and mouth.
I kept silent, but that didn’t stop her from giving me more advice.
“The longer you choose to play it safe, the more miserable your life will become.  The universe rewards risk my dear; you know what you need to do.”
The bus lurched to a stop and the old woman looked up.  “I must be going, this is my stop.”  
She stood up, and I quickly unraveled the scarf, savoring the delicate feel of the yarn, and handed it over.
“Thank you, I would have forgotten that and my granddaughter would have been without a Christmas present.”  The woman stuffed the scarf in her bag, grabbed up her purse and the other bags that were sitting in my lap.  She carefully walked up the aisle and stepped off the bus.
What a strange woman.



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Monday, September 12, 2016

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Bikers, the ultimate alpha males. But what of women who ride? These sexy independent road warriors shirk the conventions of lady-like behavior and live life by their own terms – wild and free.

BIKER CHICKS is full of sexy stories about women who ride, whether they be lone wolves or part of a gang. Some of the best authors in MC romance along with some new names and faces to the genre tell us how these strong women find the sexual satisfaction and romance we all long for, for one of the best causes.

All proceeds of this anthology go to Bikers Against Child Abuse*, so come take a ride with us.


Authors in this Anthology include…

Rachel Barnard
Bink Cummings
MariaLisa deMora
A.J. Downey
Geri Glenn
Sapphire Knight
Emma Lee
Liberty Parker
Eric Plume
K. Renee
Bibi Rizer
and Winter Travers


Text copyright © 2016 multiple authors


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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*Bikers Against Child Abuse International (B.A.C.A.) is not directly affiliated with this charity-driven anthology and use of their name to indicate funds distribution does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or guarantee on their behalf for the efforts of these individual authors. No liability of any kind, implied or expressed, is given with respect to B.A.C.A. or their activities.

Stories include...
A New Night by: Rachel Barnard
 Nanette; a biker known for her height, her lonely heart, and her trusty knife. A chance encounter by moonlight will change everything for Nanette.


Rachel Barnard's greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself (see the For the Love of Donuts Books). Rachel wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel began her writing with young adult novels, but has since branched out into romance, of which this is her first published piece!


Rachel loves to hear from her readers!



A Road to Nowhere by: Bink Cummings
 This hunger, these needs, this desire--Part of me knows it's bad, that I shouldn't crave what I do. But the other half doesn't give a fuck...Join Gwen on her journey to self discovery.... where pleasure is just the beginning.
Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals--Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.
 Gun Totin' Annie by: MariaLisa deMora
 Annie has to scramble for answers when a club sister is brutally murdered while they were negotiating with the local dominant MC. Domino is the handsome biker attached to that club who seems determined to help her, but can she trust him with her grief and fear?

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, with the help of a gracious librarian who did not believe in age-restricted stacks, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I always loved to read, then I discovered writing, and I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”
She still reads voraciously, and always has a few books going in paperback, hardback, or on devices.
The Wild Hunt by: A.J. Downey
 Nothing is what it seems. Join The Queen of Air & Darkness on a modern take of the wild hunt of faerie lore.

A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA native, and the author of the bestselling Sacred Hearts Motorcycle Club series. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine. She has lived many places and done many things, though mostly through her own imagination. An avid reader all of her life, it’s now her turn to try and give back, entertaining as she has been entertained.
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Reinventing Holly by: Geri Glenn
Holly's monotonous life and loveless marriage are slowly breaking her down. When her father dies, leaving her a message of hope for her future, and more money than she knows what to do with, Holly decides that it’s time to take her life back.


Geri Glenn is the best-selling author of Kings Of Korruption MC Series.


Geri lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. She is a military wife, the mother of two gorgeous, but slightly crazy little girls, and just recently was fortunate enough to quit her day job to stay home and do what she loves most - write!
Sweet Surrender by: Sapphire Knight
 Snake's a broken man. Peppermint's a strong woman. She's just the right mix, to make his surrender oh-so-sweet.
 
Sapphire's a Texas girl who’s crazy about football. She's always had a love for writing, whether it’s poems or stories. She originally studied psychology and believes that it's added to her passion for spinning tales.
Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for twelve years. When she's not busy in her writing cave, she's playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to help animals and watch a good action movie.
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Mail: P.O. Box 2937, Harker Heights, TX. 76548
Bad Boy by: Emma Lee
Angelfish has the best new toy ever, but a possessive bitch has him wrapped around her psycho finger. Pushing her hunky geek hard enough to let out his inner bad boy might break him. Or it might make her fall hard.
 
Emma Lee is a native Californian wanderer currently experiencing the wonder of rain in the Pacific Northwest. She loves to garden even though she’s lousy at it, and often finds herself staring blankly while her son discusses Minecraft. An avid reader and prolific writer all her life, she’s recently turned to sharing the kinky, crazy stories in her head instead of hiding them in the closet.

Taken by Vegas by: Liberty Parker
Twenty years of longing for your true love is a long time to wait. Wasp and Ashton reunited embark to recreate their first wedding. Only this time around they add a little flare to their romance. With help from their daughters, Ashton’s wedding day is special and Wasp pulls out all the bells and whistles to make up for their lost time together.


 
I have been an avid reader for most of my life. When I was younger I use to sit and fill spiral notebooks full of stories for my grandmother. As I got older I took the jobs needed for raising my boys as a single mom until I met my now amazing husband. I have stopped working in the last three years and started promoting authors, then I blogged and reviewed for authors, which lead me down the path to writing and creating characters and stories. I love creating behind the scenes with my writing getting to use my imagination and write the story as it comes to me. My youngest is now a senior in High School leaving me with some spare time on my hands to be filled. I am loving the people I am meeting and the support system I have found.

You can find me at my home Facebook or you can like my Author page or join my LadyOutlaws fan group.


Sign of the Gypsy Queen by: Eric Plume
Kestrel Callahan is a wandering gambler, a hard-bitten soul who's always lived by the sword. Fate deals her a wild card - a man who knows how to speak to her troubled heart, yet has problems of his own in the form of a bitter ex who can't let go.
 
Born and raised in the San Juan Islands, Eric Plume is a lifelong resident of Washington State. He has worked in a variety of fields ranging from construction to casino security. As the author of Margin Play, he currently divides his time between his job as a timber framer and writing Amber Eckart's next adventure. He lives near Bellingham, Washington with his girlfriend Jacquelyn in a house full of cats and computers. This is his first foray into romance.
The Innocent Truth by: K. Renee
I had a choice to make, either I was going to lie down and let him win or I was going to fight back. Nash took away everything in the blink of an eye and now he’s going to pay.
 
K. Renee started writing in 2015, but has loved writing since she was young. She started writing because she couldn't get the stories out of her head, no matter what she did. She's twenty-seven years old and typically writes in her free time or on her lunch break. K. Renee works full-time and tries to go to the gym every day. She reads constantly and has hundreds of books she can't wait to start.
Boy Blue by: Bibi Rizer 
Desi, a librarian with a chequered past and a loving but sexless marriage, meets Jesse, a dreamy eyed rent boy. With his irresistible charm, Jesse awakens the lost intimacy between Desi and her husband.
 
Bibi Rizer (http://www.bibirizer.com) is a mom, blogger, teacher and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. While she’s been writing professionally for many years, romance and erotica are relatively new pursuits.
Bibi likes writing about strong kinky women and brave willing men living in realistic and imperfect worlds.
In her spare time Bibi sings Karaoke and hangs around on film sets with child actors. Having the the firm belief that no one can be too weird or too funny, she happily admits that most of her favorite people and characters are both.
Wanting More by: Winter Travers
 
Ricki doesn't want anything to do with Brick.
The only problem is, Brick isn't taking no for an answer.


Winter Travers is the best-selling author of the Devil’s Knights Series and the Skid Row Kings Series. Hailing from the land of cheese, Wisconsin, Winter is a wife, mother to one Karate kicking boy and in between all of the madness, pursuing her dream of writing. Stay connected with her!


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Friday, September 9, 2016

Hot For Teacher

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Nineteen of today's bestselling authors...

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Sexy, spicy, romantic, angsty, funny, or sweet-however you like your fantasies, these nineteen original novellas guarantee extra heat.

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