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Friday, 31 May 2019

Tethys is seen here vaguely resembling the space station from Star Wars. #NASA #Space #FridaysinSpace


  • NASA ID: PIA14637
  • Center: JPL
  • Secondary Creator Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
  • Date Created: 2012-12-03
  • Visit JPL Website
Although Mimas holds the unofficial designation of Death Star moon, Tethys is seen here also vaguely resembling the space station from Star Wars. Apparently, Tethys doesnt want Mimas to have all the fun!


 
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3- Author Spotlight – Mary Sangiovanni – Inside the Asylum
4 - Critters on Tour – Amber Daulton –  Calla’s Summer Fantasy
5 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
6- Thursday #Yoga
7 – Fridays in Space
8 – SPOTLIGHT – Kristin McFarland – No Saving Throw
9-  Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
10 – NEBT - Author Spotlight – Valerie Ullmer - Hunter
11 – Critters on Tour – Valerie Ullmer – Cameron and Rylan
12 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
13 - Author Spotlight – Liza O’Connor – Little Falls
14 – Fridays in Space
15 – SPOTLIGHT – Christina Britton – A Match Made in London
16 - Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
17 – Author Spotlight – Susan Schwartz – Haunted Charlottsville
18 – Critters on Tour
19 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
20 - Thursday #Yoga
21 – Fridays in Space
22 – SPOTLIGHT – Sara Harris – Rebekah’s Quilt
23 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
24 - NEBT - Author Spotlight - Felicity Brandon – Flawed
25 – Critters on Tour
26 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
27 – Fridays in Space
28 – SPOTLIGHT – Lovecontenu Song de Light Lovecontenu Audio set
29-  Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
30 – Author Spotlight – Kim Iverson Headlee – King Arthur’s Sister in Washing’s Court

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

I knew there's be a "wait there's more". Daryl Devore's hot urban fantasy - Love My Fate on Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor #hotread


Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current WIP or previously published book by possibly new to you authors.

Yes - I know there's a typo in my title - but I'd already set up the post at Book Hooks with the permalink - so I couldn't change it.

Today, I am showcasing a snippet from my newly released hot urban fantasy - Love My Fate.

Excerpt - continued from last week - Capri is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend, Kat.


Kat grabbed my shoulder. "This is so exciting. I've always wanted to come to one of these. We get to do the private rooms."
"Oh! Uh, great." Words exited my mouth, but my brain was still in shock.
"Come on, this way. We, also, get to use the VIP area. Champagne and chocolate." Her voice rose two octaves.
Champagne! I could use a slug.
I mean a sip.
We showed our passes to a large security guard then sat at a table overlooking the convention area. A server placed two unbelievably tiny, plastic glasses filled with champagne on our table and a plate of four chocolates. Who eats only four chocolates?
I snapped my fingers. "Waitress."
She turned back toward our table.
With one hand, I picked up more champagne flutes and with the other; I grabbed another plate of dark delight. "I paid seventy-five dollars for these tickets. These are mine."
She tried to protest, but I flashed my best corporate bitch stare down. She sniffed, spun on her heel and left.
My corporate bitch stare down can melt steel. That waitress didn’t stand a chance.
I sipped the champagne, trying to absorb the scene in front of me. Kat talked nonstop and at high speed about the throngs of people and the nearby display advertising, in gaudy colours, the benefits of this dildo over that one.
"Ladies." A young woman with a vine tattoo that ran up the side of her neck and ended on her cheek, stood next to our table. "I'm Tee. That's T-E-E. And I'm guessing it's your first time at a sex show."
She smiled at me. "Yes. It's written all over your face. I'm a hostess here and I can make this experience more pleasurable if I guide you around. I'll start with the introduction. Hmm. Hmm."
Tee struck her best spokesperson pose. "Erotic Notions is a trade show dedicated to entertaining and teaching the ins and outs of all forms of sex. Straight, gay, kinky, etcetera."
I gulped. It was the etcetera that worried me.
She continued, "Be prepared to learn new ideas and tips while visiting our display booths. We have the latest and hottest toys for you and your bedroom. And that's not all…"
I knew there’d be a wait, there's more. I swallowed another mouthful of bubbly bliss.
"For the delight of our VIP guests," She pointed a well-manicured finger at both of us. "We can visit the Rooms of Desire. Where you can witness—or maybe join in—the play."
The champagne had increased Kat's excitement and had at least mellowed me to the point of being willing to give this a try. Gulping the last of her drink, Kat rose and headed for the displays. "Time to go."



Blurb and Buy Links


What's a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

Daryl Devoré’s latest is a quirky paranormal urban fantasy – Love My Fate.

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.

Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he's desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents - a fantasy.

Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Capri’s Fate. The edition has a new title, new cover and has restored previously deleted scenes.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019

With six talented young women, there was a great deal to research. Sis Sisters of Shame by Liza O'Connor #CoT #LizaOConnor


Six Sisters of Shame
By
Liza O’Connor



RESEARCH, RESEARCH, AND MORE RESEARCH!
With six talented young women, there was a great deal to research.
Alice is a mathematician and scientist. Scientists once believed that ether was the substance that allows light to move through the universe, just as sound needs air or water to propagate.
Earth's motion through the ether, some physicists thought, would create a type of wind that bends light waves the same way that wind in the atmosphere bends sound waves.
But the theory of Ether was largely abandoned after an 1887 experiment by physicists Albert Michelson and Edward Morley. Dubbed "the most famous failed experiment," the test was meant to gather data on the effects of this so-called ether wind. But the experiment showed that light propagation was not affected, suggesting ether wind did not exist.
Alice mathematically proves that ether may exist, only it impacts gravity, rather than light.
And quite recently the latest theory by Starkman suggests that ether may do exactly that.

Charity is a pharmacist, nurse, and surgeon. She constantly tries out new drugs being created during the Victorian era, but she’s very careful, because much of what the doctors used in the late Victorian era was dangerous to a person’s health.
She’s also read everything Dr. Vichow has written on the classifications of cancer, so the head surgeon allows her to assist in a surgery to remove a large tumor. In doing so, she locates two very small cancerous masses, thus possibly saving the patient’s life.
Jora’s bird watching required me to research a rare bird: Branta ruficollis. It’s a lovely goose. It is only rarely found in England, so the fact that both Jora and her suitor know its name is most odd.

Salise learns the rules of Crap so she can gamble. Man, is that confusing!

Rose is a fabulous painter, so I had to investigate both good and horrible pieces of artwork, and let her ‘fix’ a Renoir to make it ‘true’. Why had Renoir disguised the truth in his painting? Simple, the truth was too ugly for public consumption.
Arial is a very fine musician on several instruments. She is attempting to reach perfection.
Their mother shares information about air compression usage in the post office
And finally, I had to discover the two credible cretins who were the infamous Jack the Ripper. I wrote an entire separate blog on that matter.


Scavenger Vanishes
By Liza O’Connor
Blurb
In his second marriage, a marriage of true love, Douglas Marsh has acquired six beautiful, identical daughters, who have made a pact never to marry. All are a challenge to the strict mores and interests that young ladies of Victorian England should have, but all are uniquely wonderful. He strives to match his new daughters to men who can appreciate each girl’s talents and interests. Only, one of his daughters wishes to choose for herself, and her choice sets off repercussions that could destroy them all.
WARNING: THIS STORY INCLUDES SOME SEXUALLY EXPLICIT SCENES.

Excerpt
Charity returned to the men. “If I may have your attention, please. I have two treatments for the crabs. One is the standard treatment and the other is a new experimental treatment.”
The blacksmith, with a broken leg, shook his head. “Don’t want no one experimentin’ on me.” The other men nodded in agreement.
The smithy noticed the disappointment on Charity’s face and tried to make matters right. “Will this experimentin’ hurt?”
“Actually, the new treatment shouldn’t burn at all, whereas the kerosene can be quite painful on the open crab bites.”
Now all eight men volunteered for the new treatment. In the end, she had them draw straws. The winners got the new treatment.
Francis (the doctor she loves) was amazed at her success in turning them around. The only way he could try new treatments was to remove the choice in the matter and just do it without discussion. He had long ago discovered people do not like to try new things.
When Charity placed the kerosene on the blacksmith, he howled and cursed in pain. He stopped when he noticed tears running down her cheeks. “I ain’t cursing at you, just the burn.”
She nodded. “I know. But you are very strong and only the worst pain would make you cry out. It hurts me to cause you pain. And if I were not certain that this will make you better soon, I could not continue.”
He huffed. “It ain’t so bad, really. I just like to curse. But seeing as how it’s upsetting you, I’ll try to put a cork in it.” With clenched jaws and closed eyes, he remained quiet through the remainder of his treatment. The next three men were just as stoic, even though their pain was obvious.
God, she was a miracle worker. The reason why he hadn’t bothered to treat the men prior to this was because he wanted his surgical patients more time to recover before listening to hours of howling.
“Now for the experimental lotion,” she said and moved to the fifth man.
His body tensed, ready to suffer his pain in silence. The moment her hand applied ointment, his mouth fell open in shock. “That feels good!”
When she finished, he looked at the patient to receive the treatment next. “Not only don’t it hurt, but the gnawing itch has stopped.” He smiled at Charity. “This is a much better cure.”
She gravely met his eyes. “We won’t know until tomorrow if it has cured you.” Motioning to the men at her left, she continued, “I am very certain the kerosene will cure these brave men by tomorrow, but I am not certain the lotion can kill the eggs. Your crabs could return in seven days.”
The man shrugged. “I got faith in you, miss. I’m bettin’ the treatment works.”
When she returned to Francis, he dipped his fingers into the cream and smelled it.
“Be careful, it would be poisonous if ingested,” she warned.
“I hope it works.”
“So do I.” She sighed and her shoulders trembled. “It was hard causing the first four men so much pain.” She took hold of Francis’ hand and carefully wiped the cream off and then washed his hand with the soapy water in her bowl.
Her actions were incredibly erotic, and he struggled to remain focused on medical topics. “You make a very fine nurse.”
She smiled and continued her ministrations.
He had always thought marriage was an impossibility for him. But with a woman such as Charity would not have to stay home and be neglected. She could help him in his life’s work. “I suspect you will make an even finer doctor.”


Six Sister of Shame


About the Author
Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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There are over 50 novels now


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Monday, 27 May 2019

Just what Lacey doesn’t need is for this larger-than-life, adventurous Olympic medalist to melt her caution away during the season’s last snowfall. Kathleen Gilles Seidel's Tour and Giveaway -The Last Snowfall #contemporary #romance


The Last Snowfall
Standing Tall #2
by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 5/21/2019

After racking up serious injuries, world-famous snowboarder Nate Forrest returns to the West Virginia coal town that has been his family’s home for generations. The transition’s a challenge, but there’s nothing more beautiful than snow. Except maybe Dr. Lacey Berryville. How can Nate resist this tender-hearted vet who adores every living creature and isn’t the least bit fazed by his celebrity?
Just what Lacey doesn’t need is for this larger-than-life, adventurous Olympic medalist to melt her caution away during the season’s last snowfall. She’s spent her girlhood moving from place to place, and soon she’ll be leaving again. So, what’s she supposed to do about the avalanche of feelings Nate is unleashing in her? Can she leave West Virginia’s tree-covered mountains behind—with Nate giving her the best reason of all to stay?




The Fourth Summer
Standing Tall #1

THE ENDLESS SEASON


Freelance graphic artist Caitlin McGraw is living the hipster life in San Francisco when a jury summons brings her home to North Carolina. But doing her civic duty wasn’t supposed to include a reunion with Seth Street, the celebrity Olympic medalist—and Caitlin’s teenage love. She fell hard for Seth at thirteen, only to lose him when he left in the middle of that third summer . . . when everything changed between them.

You never forget your first love, and a decade of fame and fortune as the face of professional snowboarding hasn’t dimmed Seth’s memory of seemingly endless, perfect summers. Now, sequestered with Caitlin on a high-profile case, could Seth have a chance to rekindle those feelings of the past? Amid family conflicts and hard-hitting revelations in and out of the courtroom, Seth and Caitlin face some tough hurdles. With so much at stake, can they trust in what they’ve reawakened in each other and turn this season of change into a lifetime of love?







Kathleen Gilles Seidel is a bestselling author of contemporary romances¸ two of which have won RITAs from the Romance Writers of America. She has a Ph.D. in English literature from Johns Hopkins. She grew up in Kansas and lives in Virginia. She and her late husband have two adult daughters.




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Sunday, 26 May 2019

What's a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her? Daryl Devore's just released - Love My Fate #8sunday #newrelease #hotread


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Where writers share an 8- 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Visit other participants on the list and read and comment on their 8sunday posts.
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Hi, I've been away for a bit. Life got busy and I needed a break. But I am back and looking forward to checking out everyone's posts.
Today, I am showcasing my just released whimsical erotic urbanfantasy -





(P.S. I'm Canadian therefore the spelling is Canadian English)
A tiny bit of editing.

My erotic adventure began the moment he whispered, "Do you happen to own a pair of red, fuzzy handcuffs?"
~ * * ~
Well okay, it didn't exactly start there. If I'm going to be perfectly honest, I think it started with Kat's text: "Meet me at - insert name of five-star restaurant here."
Kat’s always getting me to take her out for expensive dinners. I don't mind, I'm a highly-paid executive, in a large global corporation, while she's a receptionist in a small dental office.
Kat and I have been BFFs since third grade. We were in each other's wedding parties and cried on each other's shoulders at our subsequent divorces. Now, we're each other's go-to person whenever the mood strikes. Obviously, the mood struck and it involved my credit card.
Blurb
What's a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

Daryl Devoré’s latest is a quirky paranormal urban fantasy – Love My Fate.

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.

Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he's desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents - a fantasy.

Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Capri’s Fate. The edition has a new title, new cover and has restored previously deleted scenes.

Buy Links -
Amazon - ebook 


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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Even the Hunters of Infinity are splintered when faced with the greatest battle in the Daharian galaxy’s history. Ryan Wieser's Dawn of the Hunters #scifi #spaceopera


Dawn of the Hunters
Hunters of Infinity #3
by Ryan Wieser
Genre: Space Opera, SciFi
Pub Date: 5/7/19

Even the Hunters of Infinity are splintered when faced with the greatest battle in the Daharian galaxy’s history . . .

Jessop has proven herself to be an unstoppable force from Aranthol to Azgul, inarguably the fiercest warrior the Hunters have ever seen. And her abilities only seem to strengthen as her rage grows. With the two men she holds dear by her side—one good-souled, one with a treacherous past, and both deadly with a sword—she prepares to enter the most important fight of her life, with the most personal stakes yet . . .

Armies are divided and reforged, and battle lines are drawn. Blind loyalty drives some while others are sworn to protect the galaxy at all costs.

Bonds will be tested.

Lives will be lost.

Consequences will be devastating.

“This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade




The Shadow City

Hunters of Infinity #2



The Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .

Jessop, the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon, the Hunter who once loved her.

Now, as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’ territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts, testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .





The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity #1

The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him.

As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment,  and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances will be questioned.
Loyalties will be betrayed.
Vengeance will be brutal.

"This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together a strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series." —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade


**Only .99 cents!!**




Ryan Wieser completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental Psychology. Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple countries, Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse cultures. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where she is writing her next book.




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