It’s been a while, but back by popular demand it’s…. FABIO FRIDAY!
Redemption at Midnight
My Beloved Vampire Series
By: Mary Moriarty
Bella is the only daughter of former Vampire King, Cormac O’Heachthanna. She spent the first four hundred years or so in peace, happiness and love. Surrounded by her loving and strong father and brother. Then came the 1900s and with that women demanding their rights… and Bella starting to spread her wings.
By WWII Bella was in the thick of it. Working for the British as a spy. She goes to Germany where she would fit in to try and persuade top officials to come to the Allies side. No one prepared Bella that her objective was a dashing, German Aristocrat. Pictures didn’t capture his charm and personality.
She falls and falls hard but that is not suppose to happen. So her father orders the love of her life’s death.
Brent O’ Hara has been a Marine for almost half his life. He lived to go to battle. He was finally called up for a Special Ops unit with none other than Cormac O’ Heachthanna. Both he and his brother joined. After three years his brother is mortally wounded and changed. Seven months later without the backup of his brothers in arms he is on a mission, doing a sweep of a village when an IED kills four and severely wounds Brent. He wakes up to the bottoms of his legs missing and his left hand also gone. He then knew he would never be good for anything again… or so he thought. He needed to heal and Cormac knows just who would be the one to help. His daughter Bella… only she hasn’t spoken to him in sixty years.
Can Bella and Brent find the healing and love they so desperately need and want before it’s too late?
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I grew up in New England surrounded by a lot of history and story telling by my father who was from the Mid-Coast of Maine. What I remember of my mother was her love of fairy tales, the wee people and poetry. So it’s no wonder I would one day write.
When I am not writing, I read. Of course I love Romance but can’t read the same genre that I write so I read mysteries, memoirs and history… I love history, especially Medieval and WWII.
I don’t generally watch TV but I love Downton Abbey.
My favorite authors… Mmmm, well let me see. Jane Austen, the late Elizabeth Peters, LM Montgomery, Loretta Chase, J.R.Ward , Sharon Kay Penman and Pamela Kaufman to name a few that come to mind.
What do I do when I am not writing? I am a mother of seven, four still at home. I have a home filled with pets, four dogs and six cats. I write seven days a week.
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dream is to get into a topnotch college vocal program, but the summer before
her junior year, her high school cuts their awarding-winning vocal ensemble.
She might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.When the snobby new neighbors move into their mansion up the hill, Lily is
positive summer can’t get any worse, and she’s determined to hate and ignore
them—until she meets Aiden.He’s broken and beautiful, and they become reluctant friends. Through her
newfound friendship, she finds the strength to step outside the comfort of her
plan and follow her dream.But when Lily’s family is about to lose their home, she puts her wishes aside
and finds the answer to save their generations-old ranch in the last place she
portion of every book royalty I receive will go to support breast cancer patients, awareness, and research for a cure.
Complex Plots or Linear thinking?
I’m often asked where I come up with my crazy ideas with regards to my writing. I guess I’ve always had a very active imagination, spinning tales even as a child I’ve never set boundaries on what can or could happen even in the simplest of settings.
Remember the games we played sitting around the campfire where one person starts off saying one line and each person in the circle adds to it? You never quite know where your made up story is going to end up. Well, writing can be just as twisted if you don’t sit down at the computer to plot out a story like you would for a creative writing course.
I tend to let my muses or characters take over, allowing them the freedom to express their desires or fantasies. Sometimes they surprise even me.
From DNA splicing to dream walkers to the impending arrival of alien avatars, Sekhmet’s Guardians has more twists and turns than most paranormal romance series. Ask anyone who has read more than the first two volumes and they will surely tell you that. Recently proclaimed one of the best new paranormal series in 2013, Sekhmet’s Guardians has also been defined as a modern day Game of Thrones because of its multi-plots. Believe me when I say I have no control over where this series is going. I merely sit back and write what I am told by the cast members.
And so today, I’d like to play a little game of my own. I’m going to give you a line and if you’re willing I hope you will play along just like we were sitting around the campfire. Please leave your personal line in the comment section or if you really want to make the story come alive, each person who comments built upon the previous ones. Who knows where this story will lead us. Are you ready? Then let’s play.
Mira looked up in the blackened night sky and saw it. The….
Bagsu, his name alone strikes fear in the Guardian Nation.
What can cause one twin, destined to take his father’s place as a priest turn evil and lead a crusade to dominate the human race while the other fights to save mankind?
Finally, secrets are revealed when Bagsu leads us back in time to the land of New Tuat. Experience first hand what really happened to Bagsu and Gabriel long before they became immortal, when twin brothers were the best of friends.
With a love for history, Native American author V.S. Nelson, instructed elementary, high school and college in the U.S. and abroad before launching her second writing career.
V has been a story-teller all her life, always creating stories about people discovering the courage to make a difference. This drove her into writing her paranormal series centering on strong relationships and led her to coin the term: Ancient Legends, New Worlds.
She is well known for her “time management and sprint style writing,” producing well over five thousand words daily – consecutively.
V is available for speaking engagements, appearances and is more than willing to share her methodology with others in a variety of workshops.
A member of three RWA chapters she sits on several committees and judges writing contests across the states.
In Jan, 2013, Eternal Lovers, the first book in her eleven book paranormal series, Sekhmet’s Guardians launched with a fury. Being a series reader herself, she has held true to her promise by releasing no less than two books in the series per year in addition to her other work.
Author website: http://www.authorvsnelson.com
Author blog: http://www.authorvsnelson.com/blog/
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Name: Jeremy White (known as Jez)
Occupation: Business Manager Hotel & Leisure Industry (This involves lots of traveling.)
Physical Description: At 6ft 2inches with a slim perfectly toned build, 2 inch black hair styled to fall over his forehead, intense deep brown eyes and a sexy smile, Jez is always popular with the ladies.
Likes: Good food, well tailored suits, his metallic gunmetal grey Audi A5, drinks with his best friend Finn, walking his dog Oscar in The New Forest, Poole Harbour sunsets, being respected in business.
Dislikes: Liars, London, unfairness, wasting time being stuck in traffic jams.
Relationship Status: Single (Until he meets someone worth breaking the rules for).
Ideal Date: Taking his girlfriend away for a romantic weekend on impulse. Good food in beautiful places, lots of getting to know each other in stunning secluded locations, living for the moment with laughter and love.
Drink of Choice: Beer or Wine.
Favorite Food: His mum’s Sunday Roast.
Car: Metallic gunmetal grey Audi A5.
Boxers or Briefs: Fitted Boxers.
Jez is the perfect example of tall dark and handsome, he is confident without being arrogant and is respected by colleagues and friends alike. His role as a manager in the family business means he works away a lot and Jez uses this to avoid letting anyone get too close to him. He’s had a rough time with his manipulative ex and it takes a special woman to find her way into his heart. Jez has strong beliefs and always tries to do the right thing. He’s loyal and would do anything to help those he cares about. Find out what he does for those he loves in Reach For Your Light – Book 1 in The Light Direction Series. More…
dragged from Idaho to a family summerhouse in New Hampshire. She leaves behind
her friends, a group of freaks and geeks called the Leftovers, including her
emo-rocker boyfriend, and her father. By the time Labor Day rolls around,
Marcie suspects this “vacation” has become permanent. She starts at a
new school where a cute boy brings her breakfast and a new romance heats up.
But understanding love, especially
when you’ve watched your parents’ affections end, is elusive. What does it feel
like, really? Can you even know it until you’ve lost it?
television, Sarah Tregay started writing her own middle grade novels after she
had read all of the ones in the library. She later discovered YA books, but
never did make it to the adult section. When she’s not jotting down poems at
stoplights, she can be found hanging out with her “little sister”
from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sarah lives in Eagle, Idaho with her husband,
two Boston Terriers, and an appaloosa named Mr. Pots. Her next book, Fan Art,
will be released in June.
Touch of Sin
A Sin Pointe Novel
By: Carlene Love Flores
Available April 14th, 2014
Lonerby guitarist, Luke Willoughby, knows he and his band are under management’s scrutiny since last week’s press conference puking incident by his little brother. The stunt got them suspended from the Sin Pointe tour and Luke fears they’ve blown it for good. The last thing he expects is the cute spy who management sends to observe him. When no-nonsense Sarrie Walker shows up at a gig and blows her own cover by announcing exactly what she’s there to do, Luke is impressed but knows instantly he’s in deep trouble with this one. Sarrie is a breath of innocent yet strong and sexy, calming air and seems completely disinterested in him until they end up stuck together in close quarters. She’s dangerously irresistible but so very off-limits.
Clearly Sarrie holds Luke’s second chance in her hands.
But what about his heart? By week’s end, it might be tangled in there too.
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Carlene Love Flores is a big fan of the stars (especially Orion), honest music (especially Depeche Mode), and her traveling family (no favorites there-she loves them all). These things inspire her intimate style of romance writing. She feels honored to be a member of
Washington DC Romance Writers (WRWDC). Carlene currently lives in the D.C. area where she can often be found listening to live music and looking up at the sky on clear nights. If she could touch someone’s heart with her writing the way others have done for her, she’d say truly there never lived a luckier girl.
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Sarrie stepped carefully and mostly on tip toes out of the tiny, grime grouted shower. She’d had to waste one of their two usable towels for a floor mat and made sure to land on it.
The good news was that she no longer teetered on what she’d tell Mr. Keller when they made it to D.C.
Noah was sick and while he’d managed himself at these smaller gigs, he didn’t belong on a massive, nationwide Sin Pointe tour. She tried to picture him night after night and the binge drinking sessions. It hurt her heart to think of it but worse than that was picturing the landslide of sleepless nights Luke would have to suffer through caring for him. Sure, they might all hate her as a consequence, but that’s why it was called tough love. The truth hurt at first. And sometimes for a very long time after. But at least the person would be alive.
She grabbed for the towel she’d left on the toilet seat and found a loosely folded bunch of clothes. Not hers because they were too big and, she pulled the shirt to her nose, they smelled like Luke. “Mmmm.”
Her eyes popped open so wide she felt her lashes touch her brow bone. Yes, she’d just sighed at a man’s smell. It was a first. Maybe it was because her decision no longer hung over her head, but she could get lost in the fact she held the shirt he’d played in. She inhaled and the smell brought back visions of him serving as master of his guitar and the beads of sweat that had dotted his forehead, the one that hung from his nose, and the slick mass that had wet his chest hairs showing through the top of his V neck shirt. He’d been so lost in the music that he hadn’t seen her staring or cared about the sweat. She’d noticed more than she realized and had to stop and breathe through what that meant.
“So that’s it, Sarrie? You’re going there now?” she whispered to herself. “Unbelievable.”
Why shouldn’t she?
Because she’d never had these feelings for a man before? Because the two days she’d known Luke were clearly not long enough and she was here to study him, not fall into a foolish one-sided infatuation? Or was it that his life situation was too close a reminder of the one she’d finally saved herself and her father from? The heaviness of all those truths bowed her shoulders inward and down.
He’s gonna be dealing with Noah’s addiction for a long time to come, especially if he can’t stand to see his baby brother suffer. That’s what enablers did. She knew because she’d watched her mom tiptoe around her dad until the day Mom just didn’t come home.
Plopping down on the toilet seat, she bundled Luke’s jeans together with his shirt and hugged them. A sock fell from the pile. She found its match and could have cried at his selflessness. He was a good guy and he had a ton of hurt coming his way. For a second, she forgot where she was and nearly let her head fall back against the dingy bathroom wall.
Cold air leaking through the thin motel walls made her shiver. So did the thought of wearing Luke’s clothes. But after she made sure to dry off with the one towel, she pulled on her old panties and bra and then his jeans, which nearly fell right back down, and then slipped his V neck shirt over her head. The baggy look reminded her of the girls from TLC, but not one single day in her life had she ever felt crazy, sexy or cool. Well, maybe she could identify with the crazy part. Completely foreign to her was the thought of what Luke would think. And then she had an altogether more shocking thought. If his clothes were in here, what was he wearing?
Hot gusts of air puffed out from her lungs until she managed to calm them down. But all she could really think about were bare, strong shoulders and more than just the tiny glimpses she’d gotten of his chest in the V cut shirt she currently wore. She needed a drink of water. Badly. She wiggled her toes in his giant socks.
With all the excitement surrounding #jemthemovie, I’ve decided to do my own “Dream Cast” before they are actually announced. After scouring the interwebz, here are my hopefuls! (FYI, I don’t even know if these people sing.)
(okay, I will admit this one was a little tough…)
Wow! I feel like just yesterday Jon M. Chu announced Jem The Movie was happening and looking for talent, and now a teaser poster and filming? I’m so excited about this movie it’s not even funny! Above is the Teaser released of Jem and Holograms. Below is a photo of the girls themselves:
Hayley Kiyoko (Aja), Aubrey Peeples (Jem), Aurora Perrineau (Shana), Stefanie Scott (Kimber)
No word as of yet who will be playing The Misfits or The Stingers (if they are even in it). I am loving watching some of these audition videos on YouTube though. They are, literally, truly outrageous. Like these girl! Like, holy cow they’re awesome!
What I love is that Jon M. Chu and the production company are seriously involving fans around the world in the making of this movie. It’s such an amazing way at paying homage to the fans who kept the spirit of Jem alive all these years. I know I missed the deadline (yesterday), but I still decided to post my handwritten note to Jem. Hopefully if there’s a 3rd Fan Assignment, I can be on time