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Tuesday, 30 April 2019

She's a thief bent on vengeance. He's a fighter determined to steal his thief's heart. CeeRee Field's Vyolet's Stryfe #romance #ceereefields #CoT





Author Bio ~

CeeRee Fields currently lives in Groningen, the Netherlands with her husband and cat. Since she was born in Alabama and moved to the Netherlands, Dutch is not her first language which gets her into mischief in various stores around town when she tries to speak it.

She loves writing, building worlds that her characters can explore and break if they feel the need. Action, adventure and love are her favorite things. And when stuff gets blown up who says the guy is the only one who gets to do it?

She can be found at:
  Email:   ceereefields@gmail.com


Blurb ~

She's a thief bent on vengeance. He's a fighter determined to steal his thief's heart.

Vyolet is a thief and mistress of many disguises. Every city knows her by a different name. It comes in handy when she's running from her psychotic cousin. A cousin she has always stayed one step ahead until her boss forces Vyolet to turn the tables and hunt her archnemesis. Captured and left to die in a Scavenger Installation, she's hellbent on escaping before her cousin returns to kill her.

Stryfe is a fighter born and raised in the deepest pits the Scavenger Installations had to offer until he escaped. Years later, he now helps rescue others from his fate within the Installations. However, this last mission goes horribly wrong when the installation he infiltrates explodes.

Crammed into a box with a thief as they both await death, Stryfe is intrigued by her fearlessness. Hearing that the thief expects to die on her own mission, he refuses to let that happen. However, in helping her, he didn't expect his heart to be stolen during the mission.

Joining forces, Vyolet and Stryfe bring both beauty and brawn to bear on the most dangerous enemy either has faced. Will they be enough to take her nemesis down? Or will she be forced to sacrifice the man she loves to save the cities of the MFZ?

Excerpt  ~
Vyolet must have pissed all the fates on earth off to be stuck in this sweltering coffin. She'd already 'escaped' once, but was forced to turn back with all the gunfire and fighting taking place. It was then she heard a baby's piercing cries coming from outside the steel box she'd hidden in. Just as she had gotten the door unlocked it was jerked open. Red, feral eyes met Vyolet's. Terror shivered up her spine, but was quickly replaced with anger when the more than six foot large body crammed itself into the small space. Then the idiot slammed the door behind him.
She shoved an elbow into his stomach in agitation, but got no reaction. Frustrated she cursed her boss for sending her on a damned chase, for the package she'd had to stash, the man who had captured her on her cousin's say so, her vacking cousin who'd sent her down here, and finally the creator for having absolutely no scaving luck. Rubbing her finger and thumb together on her left hand she charged her cybergen arm. She wasn't sure if she'd need it, but she never took chances with people in her personal space. And if this giant tried something... Yeah, more like when he tried something, she would be ready.
As she was steeling her resolve he seemed to wrap around her. What.The.Hell. Before she could do anything to the man, a reverberating BOOM rent the night. Then a resonating blast shook the ground. The box they were in was tossed end over end. Expecting to be slammed from one side to the other, she braced herself, shocked when muscled arms tugged her closer. Cradling her gently, his body absorbed the impact as they were shaken like a martini. He was the only thing that stood between her and certain pain.
That small kindness in the midst of this hell allowed her a kernel of trust. And with that small spark that flared to life inside her, she made a decision and released the charge in her hand. Wrapping her arms around him, she held on. Heat and a strange comfort enveloped her. As if here she'd find safety. Rolling her eyes at that, she called it for what it was, there was no safety in this world anymore. Especially for her. But she could pretend for a moment this man wanted to keep her safe. She could pretend a lot of things as long as she remembered her reality.
Nowhere was safe.
Hopelessness dragged her into its depths as she remembered the baby was still out there. Too late. When children depended on her, she was always too vacking late.
Recently it seemed her timing sucked mutant balls, which for a thief that could, and eventually would, prove fatal. It was as if the fates toyed with her for their own amusement. She'd never had this much bad luck in a long time. Hell, the last time lady luck had decided to take a piss on her she'd lost her baby cousin to Norwyna's betrayal and half her arm. At that memory she shook herself and pulled her mind back to her current situation.
There was no way the little one had survived the blast. She allowed the sorrow to flow through her and a few tears slipped down her cheeks. Then she pulled herself together quickly. She needed to rally her defenses and focus on escaping... again.
The installation she'd been carted off to a week ago, had of course come under attack just as Vyolet had decided to leave. As she'd tried to escape she'd snatched a medkit on the way out. Then she'd had to turn tail and run back to the metal box that she was now trapped in. She shifted, but it didn't take the pressure off of her back where the medkit dug into it. Sighing she leaned her head against the metal wall at her side as she cleared her mind.
She'd always been able to adapt to changes on the job, but with this job there had been constant change and no time to adapt. Adapt hell, she could barely keep up with all the shifts that kept occurring lately. First being given a mission that she knew she would fail at, second being kidnapped and last, but certainly not the least of her bad luck, traded to this Scavenger Installation. An Installation at the butt end of nowhere. Of course if that wasn't crappy enough, then came the attack, and finally a bomb.
She wanted to ask what else would go wrong, but if she did it would be like waving a huge red flag out to the universe asking for more of the fates attention. And apparently she was not on their friend's list at the moment. She kind of wished she was on the ignore list, instead of the shit list she was currently on.
In the week she'd been here she hadn't even had a chance to map the installation before the attack which made her feel all kinds of stupid. The baby's whimpering pulled her from her negative and unproductive thoughts. Hearing the sound her body went on automatic pilot and tried to push past the man that was blocking the door. She wanted to hit him until he moved, but she stopped herself. It wasn't his fault she was here and he had protected her from injury when the building blew up. Unfortunately for him, it was his fault that he was blocking her only exit. But maybe she could get him to move without resorting to violence. Besides, she didn't need to damage her hands, they might be needed later.
A master escape artist, she always took care of her hands first. Especially when in a hellhole like this one. Then her twisted sense of humor kicked in and had her grinning. A thief and instead of escaping or stealing anything she had run towards a box and locked herself in. And not to test her lock picking skills, nope she'd run there to hide like a scared rabbit.
The fighting hadn't scared her as she could hold her own in most combat situations. However seeing the brutal combat with Scavenger on Scavenger, had made her hesitate.
It was odd since most installations worked together. The strangeness of it slowed her down, but didn't stop her from seeking an avenue of escape. No, what had given her the big red light and sent her scurrying for cover was the shooting. Only the Frontliners military and the Bandits had guns. Neither were factions Vyolet wanted any part of. Thumping her head against the metal wall again in frustration, she blew a strand of hair from her eyes.
She had good instincts in strategy. It was needed to not only puzzle out how to get in and out of situations, but also how to open impossible doors. Her strategy at the moment was to survive. In order to do that she decided to play it smart and go back to the steel prison until the fighting was over. Which was how she had come to be back in the metal box.
The baby's whimpers became quiet cries. Happiness coursed through her at that sound. So few things withstood this harsh environment, so for the baby to have made it gave her hope. It was then she heard the cry for help mixed with the baby's wails.
She shook the man blocking her exit.
"Can you open the door?" she asked her voice thick from holding in her screams.
He moved sluggishly as he took care not to squish her, but he wasn't able to get the leverage to open the door. Then he slumped. "I cannot."
His body suddenly went lax and his massive weight bore down on her. "Hey, are you okay?" No response. Mother mutant, he'd fainted. As she was trying to think of what to do, she felt something dripping on her arm. He'd been hurt. It figured.
She didn't know the man. Was he one of the many tormentors? Or someone who was freeing the prisoners? She was leaning towards tormentor since he'd left the baby outside. Regardless she knew if he died the Scavengers would blame her and pissed off Scavengers were not a fun time. Her head ached at all the stumbling blocks that kept falling in her way. She shook him again, still nothing. Tentatively she ran her hands over him.
Dammit, she needed to see him. Just from the brief examination she was positive his hand was gone. And it felt fresh as if it had been taken recently. She shoved the medkit into a corner and then wiggled around him. Resolve hardened within her as she twisted and slithered around the large man. When they were back to back, she braced herself against his muscled frame. She placed her feet to the bent door and forced it open.
It took all the strength in her legs to get the warped door to budge. Finally, a loud screech rent the night as the metal door creaked open, she cringed at the sound. Smoke filled the air as it swirled into the stuffy interior, replacing the overlying sweat scent that seemed to permeate the box from so much use.
As her vision adjusted to the moon drenched darkness, her eyes widened. Surprise had her pausing, the raid had decimated the building. She looked carefully around, but no one emerged into the light. Before she clambered from their metal tomb, she placed her feet on the sides. When she was as stable as she could be she grabbed the man under the arms and straightened her legs. He was larger than she expected, his heavy weight difficult to maneuver and had her grunting from the strain. Then his unconscious form was propped on the lip of the box. She scrambled down and guided him until he sprawled on the ground next to the tilted steel prison. 





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Monday, 29 April 2019

Dystopian mind control with metaphysics - The Liberty Box by C.A. Gray #NewAdult #Dystopian


The Liberty Box
The Liberty Box Trilogy Book 1
by C.A. Gray
Genre: New Adult Dystopian

**Dystopian mind control with metaphysics**



Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of twenty-four, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancé and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie.

Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.

Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate’s nose?



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The Eden Conspiracy
The Liberty Box Trilogy Book 2

The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely. He suspects that terrorist Jackson MacNamera is among them, as well as reporter Kate Brandeis’s fiancé, hacker Will Anderson—and probably therefore Kate herself. Now that the Potentate is aware of security threats, most of the strategies the rebels used to get back onto the grid before now no longer work. The Potentate knows the rebels are on foot, and he knows they were at the caves not long ago—they can’t get far. 



The remaining rebels, among them Jackson and Kate, have Kate’s fiancé Will to thank for their survival: he arrived back from the dead and in the nick of time, bearing classified information about the Potentate’s plans to expand his influence internationally. But the remaining rebels and the Council cannot agree on whether their top priority should be spreading truth far and wide and freeing as many citizens from government control as possible, knowing that they will likely die in the process—or escaping to New Estonia, in hopes that they might live out the rest of their days in peace. 

Kate, meanwhile, finds herself torn: between Jackson and the fiancé she thought she lost, and between the damsel-in-distress she once was, and the rebel she believes she has always been underneath. Whether the other hunters will support her or no, she knows she must use her influence over the people of the Republic to tell them the truth, no matter the cost. But is she strong enough to withstand the government’s lies?





The Phoenix Project
The Liberty Box Trilogy Book 3

The haven city of Beckenshire has been demolished, and most of the rebels lie beneath the rubble. The few that remain scramble to communicate with the the outside world, knowing that if they are to stand a chance in the coming war, they can’t do it alone. In a last ditch effort to grow their ranks, the remaining rebels systematically destroy the repeaters which help to propagate the control center signals. And it’s working: citizens in targeted cities are waking up in droves. But Ben Voltolini will stop at nothing to quell the uprising before it has a chance to get off the ground. And he has one major ace up his sleeve: Kate Brandeis.



During Kate’s broadcast to the nation, Voltolini unleashed targeted brainwave signals against her, causing her to allow both Jackson MacNamera’s capture, and her own. Now, despite Voltolini’s exquisite wining and dining, she can’t seem to stop the panic attacks. Whom can she trust? What is truth? Is there even such a thing?

Meanwhile, imprisoned and hopeless, Jackson realizes the depths of his feelings for Kate only after he has already lost her. The incredible self-control upon which he prides himself gets put to the ultimate test when he meets an unlikely ally who just may turn the tide in the rebels’ favor—but only if Jackson can put aside his own bitterness. In this gripping conclusion to The Liberty Box Trilogy, new and surprising alliances are formed, passions run high, and our heroes learn what they are really made of. Do they have what it takes to fight for freedom—even if it means paying the ultimate price?






C.A. Gray is the author of three YA Amazon bestselling trilogies: PIERCING THE VEIL (magic and quantum physics meet Arthurian legends), THE LIBERTY BOX (dystopian metaphysics and mind control technology), and UNCANNY VALLEY (dystopian coming-of-age with neuroscience and super intelligent A.I). She starts with some scientific concept that she’s interested in learning more about herself, and then creates lots of epic chaos and high-stakes action to go along with it. Her stories are free of gratuitous violence, language, and sexual content, and she abhors depressing endings… but they’re not all kittens and rainbows either! She also listens to and reviews audiobooks on her website, here on Goodreads, on Instagram, and on her podcast, Clean Audiobook Reviews, where she also occasionally interviews other authors.



By day, C.A. Gray practices naturopathic medicine, podcasts, and writes medical non-fiction under her maiden name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives in Tucson, AZ with her husband Frank, and together they maintain an occasionally contentious film review blog (under her real name: Lauren Baden. Three names. Yes.) She’s kind of the queen of multitasking—so in her spare time, she creates whatever meals or crafts she found most recently on Pinterest, drinks lots of coffee (Aeropress btw) and occasional wine (reds—and she saves the corks for craft projects), works out (while listening to audiobooks), and studies the Bible—about half of the podcasts on Christian Natural Health are scripture meditations.

She does sleep, too. Promise.





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Saturday, 27 April 2019

Juliet Vane's The Scorpion’s Lullaby is a fast-paced, lyrical fantasy filled with creatures and characters who will take your breath away. #YA #fantasy


The Scorpion's Lullaby
Luminous Lands Book 1
by Juliet Vane
Genre: YA Fantasy

Be ruthless. Be rich. Live like gods.



Joella’s band of thieves lives deep in the jungle. Riding on giant scorpion dragons, they search the beautiful landscape for villages and caravans to rob.

But dangerous mists thread through the jungle’s undergrowth. One touch transforms its victims into mindless, murderous shells of their former selves.

When the mists interrupt a routine raid, Joella becomes separated from her people. She’s alone except for a stolen book of legends and Marc, a religious disciple dedicated to pacifism and preserving the ways of the old goddess.

Searching for their tribes, Joella and Marc brave mist-infected beasts, deceitful clans, and the sweltering days and freezing nights of their beloved jungle.

An uneasy alliance grows between them as they read from the book and uncover in its pages the truth of why the jungle has been fraught with evil. They must trust each other to right the wrongs of the past and save themselves, or risk the very landscape they hold so dear.

The Scorpion’s Lullaby is a fast-paced, lyrical fantasy filled with creatures and characters who will take your breath away.



Get your copy of The Scorpion’s Lullaby today to discover the legends propelling the unforgettable tale in this luminous, unique world.





The Scorpion's Daughter
Luminous Lands Prequel 

Ruthlessness comes with a price.
The Scorpion Raiders are a ruthless clan, traveling through the jungle and raiding villages and caravans. As the only child of their leader, Claire has lived a safe, comfortable life tucked away from their violence. Her one desire is to join her father, but he refuses to allow it.
Her safe life has one major perk—her best friend, Gavin. But just when their friendship builds into something deeper, Claire finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for—a chance to join the Scorpion Raiders and win her father’s affection.
Will she choose love with Gavin, or will she choose the quality her father treasures above all others—ruthlessness?


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Juliet grew up in northern California, where she spent her free time staring at spooky lakes and making up stories about the old buildings surrounding them. Years later, she still lives in California and she still makes up spooky stories...about lakes and the old buildings surrounding them. Like April in April's Ghosts, she's terrified of spiders and she's obsessed with Hamilton. Like Lissa in June's Blood, she plays the piano...but not very well.




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Friday, 26 April 2019

NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5474 #NASA #Space #FridaysinSpace


NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer took this ultraviolet color image of the galaxy NGC5474 on June 7, 2003. NGC5474 is located 20 million light-years from Earth and is within a group of galaxies dominated by the Messier 101 galaxy. Star formation in this galaxy shows some evidence of a disturbed spiral pattern, which may have been induced by tidal interactions with Messier 101. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04634


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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wherever you stand be the soul of that place - Rumi #yoga #inspirational #yogathoughts





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Monday, 22 April 2019

Let me know you’re always here to lean on and don’t let me pull away – it’s lonely and scary when I do. PK Corey's - Returning to Us


Title: Returning to Us
Author: PK Corey
Release date: January 17, 2019
Tag lines:
·                 A new home. A new beginning.
She needed the steadiness of the dominant husband she’d once had.
She can’t follow if you won’t lead.
·                 The pain of a spanking is nothing compared to the feeling that no one cares enough to take you in hand.


Sales blurb

After thirty-five years, Susan thought her marriage was over the morning after their last child's wedding. Hal, her husband, said he needed to talk about something important. She knew it couldn’t be good. They rarely even spoke anymore. In the beginning they’d been so close, so passionate. Practicing domestic discipline had been a wonderful part of their lives—sometimes.
But over the years it had all drifted away, even when Susan asked for what she needed. He would occasionally give her a mild, sexy spanking, but the real discipline she craved was a thing of the past. Now, Hal suddenly wanted to talk about moving to Colorado to live in Corbin's Bend, a community where spanking was not only accepted, but encouraged. Could this bring back the closeness and passion they’d once had? Could Susan trust that this time Hal would truly step up?


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Excerpts

This lifestyle had come up several times over the years, mostly at Susan’s request. Hal would seem willing enough, but only for a week or two, then it would die out again. Susan had dreamed of it for so many years. It never lasted. Now, the memory brought tears to her eyes and she remembered the love and passion that had followed that night so very many years ago.
Hal touched her shoulder and she turned to him. “Oh, Hal we’re not kids anymore. We stopped this a long time ago.”
“That was my fault. Even when you’d ask for it, I didn’t do it. I let you down when we stopped.” Hal paused, he took Susan’s face in his hands before continuing. “I want you and I want our marriage. Are you willing to give it a try? Will you give me a chance to make it up to you? Will you give me, us, one more chance? Will you at least think about it?”
Susan stared at Hal. How long had it been since they had looked into each other’s eyes for more than a second? Could this possibly work? Could she handle all that it implied? She didn’t know, but she knew that whatever she decided could change their lives. Taking a deep breath Susan said quietly, “Hal, this is a big decision. I wish I had somewhere quiet to think.”
Hal understood at once. “I’ve got the perfect place,” he said and led her to the corner.



Author Bio

After spending thirty-six years in two careers I liked just fine, I’ve finally found my dream career as a writer. I’ve been happily married for thirty-five-years and my sweet husband has gotten used to the unique experience of living with a writer. He is very encouraging and an excellent editor when he’s pressed into service. 
I’ve been intrigued by spanking stories since before I first saw Ricky spank Lucy. Stories of this nature were hard to come by before the Internet and the ones I found were a little harsh on discipline and very much lacking in love. So, I made up my own stories and enjoyed these in my head for years. I finally began writing them down. Although the lovely women in my stories are spanked often, the love between them and their men takes top priority.
My Cassie’s Space series shows a mature couple who are deeply in love. Despite loving Cassie’s free-spirited ways, Tom is determined to keep her safe, even if it takes a trip over his knee. And with her friend Sue by her side and all they get into, a trip over his knee is very likely. My new series, Cal’s Law, is about a younger couple. Though they come from very different backgrounds, love and discipline draw them together.
I love my husband, my kids, my cats, reading, writing and hearing from my readers. You can contact me at pk.corey@yahoo.com


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