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Saturday, 30 November 2019

They believed Daeios would be a safe haven. They were wrong. Daeios: 140 Feet Down by Colleen Eccles Penor #Dystopian #Thriller


Daeios: 140 Feet Down 
by Colleen Eccles Penor 
Genre: Dystopian Thriller


They believed Daeios would be a safe haven.

They were wrong.

Fleeing apocalyptic weather, a young survivalist woman and her family seek safety deep underground. But a new danger awaits them.

When the leaders of the shelter announce their plans to repopulate the earth using all fertile females, Shea knows she will be forced to become a breeder. Horrified at her impending fate, Shea must make the gut-wrenching decision whether to breed with an elderly, sadistic man and bear his child, or to fight the breeding, knowing that defiance will endanger her life and that of those she loves most.

A dystopian thriller with overtones of The Handmaid’s Tale, Shea’s chilling story will appeal to readers with an interest in family and survival.

Contains mature situations and language. 





Colleen Eccles Penor wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, The Rubber Ducky, when she was seven, and sold it for 25 cents, keeping 100% of her royalties. She's a United States Army veteran who served as a military police officer, where she learned survival skills and the use of multiple weapons, skills needed by the characters in DAEIOS: 140 FEET DOWN. This is her debut novel. 





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Friday, 29 November 2019

Closeup view of Mars. What an era we live in - we can view other planets. #Mars #Space #NASA #FridaysinSpace


  • NASA ID: PIA23521
  • Center: JPL
  • Secondary Creator Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
  • Date Created: 2019-10-28
  • Visit JPL Website
The linear depression in this VIS image is part of Idaeus Fossae. Idaeus Fossae is a complex set of channels on the margin of Tempe Terra and Acidalia Planitia. Orbit Number: 78903 Latitude: 37.553 Longitude: 307.559 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-09-28 04:45 https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA23521
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Thursday, 28 November 2019

I may not be an Instagram yogi but I am still a yogi. #yoga #yogathoughts

I've been talking about how easy it is to go to yoga - have a body - go to yoga.
Also mentioned you don't have to be perfect - downdog went left and got stuck.
This week - it is the determination that i can do it. TO my own ability. I may not be an Instagram yogi but I am still a yogi.




What's happening in November on Romance -  Sweet to Heat
29 – Fridays in Space
30 – SPOTLIGHT –Collen Eccles Penor - Daeios:140 Feet Down

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

When her brother tries to force her into a marriage, Julianna Halstead flees the family estate. Kryssie Fortune's The Viscount's Pet #NEBT #regency #KU #NEBT



Blurb
When her brother tries to force her into a marriage with a detestable baron, Julianna Halstead flees the family estate she has helped manage since the death of her parents. But as she makes her escape late at night, Juliana’s carelessness nearly results in her being trampled by a galloping horse, and the steed’s handsome rider takes it upon himself to correct her right then and there.

Though having her bottom bared and soundly spanked on the side of the road leaves Juliana blushing crimson, the punishment arouses her intensely and her body’s helpless response cannot be hidden. To make matters worse, the gentleman over whose lap she was so firmly chastised turns out to be none other than Viscount Stonehurst, someone she has known since childhood.

When Stonehurst learns of Juliana’s predicament, he decides to make her his bride. She will be no ordinary wife, however. She will be something much more shameful. But even as she is leashed, collared, and put on display in a cage wearing only a tail, then brought out to be used in ways no proper lady should enjoy, will Juliana come to love her new life as the viscount’s pet?

Publisher’s Note: The Viscount’s Pet is a stand-alone novel which shares the Regency-era setting of Wickedly Used and His Innocent Bride. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

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Excerpt (Mild)
Misery blocked her throat and dried her mouth. She’d probably deserved that spanking since her failure ten years ago cost Susanna her life. She’d blamed herself when she heard the French had killed Stonehurst. That her childhood scheme hadn’t sent him to his death was the only bright spot in her miserable evening.
As they rode, her brief spark of anger faded into despair. She never made a sound, but tears flowed down her cheeks.
“Damn it,” Stonehurst muttered under his breath, “don’t cry.”
Despite the balmy summer night, she couldn’t stop shivering. He tightened his arms, pulling her toward him. When he buried his face in her hair, she thought he inhaled in her favorite floral perfume. She hoped it pleased him. His citrus and herbal cologne certainly delighted her.
When he reached the rose garden, the musky scent of the flowers lingered, heady and intoxicating. Despite his wooden leg, he slid easily from the saddle and helped her dismount. His hands rested a few seconds too long on her waist. She relaxed and leaned toward him, but his severe expression condemned her. While her past actions deserved his scorn, it still crushed her.
As if he couldn’t stop himself, he tugged her against him. His mouth slammed against hers, claiming, dominating, and possessing. A soft moan flowed from her. When she nestled into his embrace, her heart told her she’d come home.
He tangled his hands in the loose strands of her hair and anchored her lips to his. As his tongue traced the seam between them, she opened for him. He tasted of fresh lemons and spearmint. His kiss was all-consuming and addictive, a sinful delight that flooded her soul with joy.
The longer he held her, the more she relaxed. Everything about him made her feel sheltered and safe. Deep down she knew it was an illusion. He’d already sided with her brother, and her ribs would suffer for it.
Confused by the feelings he roused in her breast, her grip on reality faded, and she responded with unexpected eagerness. Wrong or not, she’d savor this moment of pleasure. Something hot and sensual sizzled between them. Unable to resist, she slid her arms around his neck, and ran her foot up and down his right calf.
When he crushed her against his chest, the added intimacy made her heart pound and her knees weak. Only, given their past, they could never have a future.



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Quick Fire Quiz – Please don’t feel obliged to use

Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Definitely energize. I get bad tempered if I don’t do something to inch my writing forward every day.
 Ballpoint or fountain pen?
Ball point. I write in a notebook, type up, then read it through before moving on to the next chapter.
What time of the day is best for you as a writer? 
Anywhere, anytime. If I have a free moment I put pen to paper. A lot of my early writing was done on the bus on the way and from work.
Who are three of your favorite authors? 
Kresley Cole, Georgette Heyer, and  currently J.S. Scott. The last one changes but I’ve loved the other two for years.  ,
Which book – of all the books you’ve written – do you like the best? 
Always the one I’m working on. I’m proud of Taken as Theirs because it was my first book to hit the top ten on it’s category. I love regency romance, and I love my latest very hot Regency romance. Georgette Heyer would be turning in her grave.
How do you research your locations?
Internet and visits. A lot of my books are set in Yorkshire, England. That’s my home county. For my Westhorpe Ridge series, I hounded friends in North Carolina to check details. For my current WIP I visited Lindisfarne in Northumberland to scout the island. (Any excuse for a weekend break with my husband.)



What's happening in November on Romance -  Sweet to Heat
1 - Fridays in Space
2 - SPOTLIGHT –
3- Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
4- NEBT - Author Spotlight – BJ Wane – Submitting to Two Doms
5 - Author Spotlight
6 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
7 - Thursday #Yoga
8 – Fridays in Space
9 – SPOTLIGHT –
10 -  Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
11 – NEBT - Author Spotlight – PK Corey – Searching for Home
12 – Critters on Tour
13 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
14 - Thursday #Yoga
15 – Fridays in Space
16 – SPOTLIGHT –
17 - Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
18 – NEBT - Author Spotlight –
19 – Critters on Tour
20 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
21 - Thursday #Yoga
22 – Fridays in Space
23 – SPOTLIGHT –
24 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
25 - NEBT - Author Spotlight –
26 – Critters on Tour
27 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
28 - Thursday #Yoga
29 – Fridays in Space
30 – SPOTLIGHT –

Monday, 25 November 2019

In a race against time to save the world from destruction, Dan Roy finds himself up against the most vicious terrorist imaginable. But failure is not an option… Mick Bose's The Dan Roy Thrillers #action #thriller


Hidden Agenda 
The Dan Roy Series Book 1 
by Mick Bose 
Genre: Action Thriller


A terrifying global conspiracy is unfolding against America. 

In Afghanistan and London, Dan Roy, a black ops soldier stumbles across the plot. 

People around him begin to die mysteriously, and soon Dan and those close to him are chased by a force far greater than himself. 

In a race against time to save the world from destruction, Dan Roy finds himself up against the most vicious terrorist imaginable. 

But failure is not an option… 

BONUS MATERIAL - NOVELLA INCLUDED! 



Dark Water 
The Dan Roy Series Book 2


Dan Roy is back. So is a bullet with his name on it. 

Dan intends to settle his affairs, then roam the world. But when an innocent woman is abducted in broad daylight, Dan responds to her call for help. His actions lead him into the dangerous vortex of a global plot to cripple America, maybe for good. 

Deep under the blue waters of the Eastern Seaboard hides a deadly secret, and the enemy plan to use it to unleash mayhem. Only Dan Roy, ex Black Ops warrior, stands in their way. 

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone 





The Tonkin Protocol 
The Dan Roy Series Book 3


In the steamy tropical jungles of Myanmar, Dan Roy will meet his match... 

Dan has joined the backpacker trail in far South East Asia. He wants nothing but peace, and to relax. 

But trouble finds him soon enough. Kimberly Smith is a CIA agent. She is flown into Myanmar, to help locate another CIA agent, missing in action. 

When Dan saves Kim from an ambush, their fates become entwined. Ignoring the instant spark between them, Dan leaves her alone. But when Kim is attacked and abducted before his eyes, he defends her with all his might. They escape, but they are now pawns in a CIA operation that could bring the world's two superpowers to a global conflict. 

The stakes rise, and Kim and Dan run from one exotic location to another, chased by powerful forces bent on their destruction. Finally, they are forcibly separated, and Dan is left to die in the dense, remote jungles... 

A terrifying secret is revealed inside the beautiful, but rarely visited country of Myanmar. Its long border with China has always been under America's watchful eyes. A covert operation, reaching up to the highest levels of power inside the CIA and Washington, is now in danger of being exposed. Dan Roy must lift himself up from his green grave, and fight back in the only way he can. To save the world, and to get Kim back. 

She means more to him than his battle hardened heart can understand. 

Once again, failure is not an option. 

From Singapore to Langley, and Washington to Yangon, come ride with Dan Roy on an adrenaline drenched, high octane, exotic adventure that will you leave you breathless and wanting more. 



Shanghai Tang 
The Dan Roy Series Book 4


Shanghai Tang - a fast paced and heart pounding action thriller from the wildly popular Dan Roy Series. 
A betrayed assassin is thrust into the secret life of Shanghai's underworld.

Dan Roy, ex Black Ops legend, is becoming a new legend in the infamous blood fight tournament called Kumite, in Hong Kong. He is carving himself a new life, when disaster strikes his loved ones back home. He gets a phone call, and he cannot deny Kimberly Smith's plea for help. Not only is Kim’s life endangered, the rumbles of discontent have reached the White House… 

A devastating secret lurks inside the glamorous night life of Shanghai. Political interests are involved, and soon Dan finds himself in a ruthless and twisted struggle for survival. He gets help from Xiao Wei-Ling, A Chinese woman who is on the run herself. An ambitious Triad boss is making a bid to over rule the whole of Shanghai, and Dan Roy has become a thorn in his side. The Triads have help from the police, and all eyes are on Dan – alone in a foreign land. 

Get prepared for a white knuckle ride from Hong Kong and Shanghai to the corridors of power in Washington, as we follow Dan on a terrifying adventure that could be his last.

Will Dan meet his nemesis in the murky underworld of Shanghai? Or will he fight to live another day? 




Scorpion Rising 
The Dan Roy Series Book 5


Hell hath no fury like an assassin scorned. 

Her name is spoken in whispers. She kills in silence, with the sting of a needle. Her name? Scorpion. 

But she was betrayed, and left for dead. 

Now she wants revenge. And no one is going to stand in her way. Apart from one man. Dan Roy, a betrayed assassin himself. The only man who once caught a glimpse of her face. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and Dan is about to find out why. 

Two ruthless killers hunt for each other, and sparks fly when they meet, but the truth evades their grasp. A political nightmare revolves around an influential US Congressman, and the stakes are higher than ever before. 

You will keep turning the pages of this spellbinding thriller, a heart pounding journey that takes you from secret jails in Russia, to the blue waters of the Bosporus, and deep inside the power corridors of Capitol Hill. 

Get it now. 

Just don't start it late at night. 




Deep Deception 
The Dan Roy Series Book 6


A SPINE CHILLING AND ACTION PACKED THRILLER FROM THE WILDLY POPULAR DAN ROY SERIES. 
BOUND BY BLOOD, DIVIDED BY FATE... 

When a face from the past rises up like a ghost, will Dan Roy be able to confront it? 

The face belongs to a vicious assassin, who is on the warpath. Mexico has its national elections, but a US friendly politician is butchered in broad daylight. The result is chaos, and soon the spiral of violence worsens. The CIA is involved, but its Director, Sidney Dvorak, is pursued by demons of his own, demons which could destroy national security if he is not careful. 

A devastating plot is hatched in the golden rooms of the Kremlin, and the conspiracy stretches across the world, from Moscow, to Washington DC, and the swampy tropical jungles of Veracruz. Dan Roy is imprisoned in a jail from hell in Mexico, and somehow, he has to break free to bring justice. Secrets are teeming in this thriller, bullets fly fast, and hearts are broken. A tragedy, a family, and one man’s desperate choice between love and nation is pitted in this breathtaking tale. 

This has everything you love in a Dan Roy thriller, and more. 

Once you start, you won’t stop. 

Guaranteed. 



Scorpion Down 
The Dan Roy Series Book 7


They tortured her. Left her for her dead. That was their first mistake. 
But they didn't know what she was fighting for. That was their second mistake. 
The Scorpion doesn't give a third chance. 

Revenge runs in her blood like fire. There will be no reprieve. 

A brutal conspiracy looms, stretching from the Middle East, Russia, to the heart of the American intelligence. The enemy is well prepared to strike a blow from which the world will not recover. Dan Roy stands in their way, and he has to fight against the one woman whose kills are legendary. A woman he once loved. Can he kill her? It is the only way Dan Roy will survive the greatest battle of his life. 

Three lives collide in this gripping white knuckle ride, and the future of the Vatican hangs in the balance. 

Nothing will ever be the same again. 




Code Zero 
The Dan Roy Series Book 8


This code will reduce the world to ground zero... 
Only four people know the code. 
Two are terrorists. One is a dead spy.

The fourth one is Dan Roy. 

When a brazen murder takes place in broad daylight in Washington DC, a national manhunt begins to find the killer. 

But this is no ordinary killer. He hides in plain view. His tentacles are everywhere, reaching deep inside the White House, the CIA and the FBI. He is a traitor who plans to start a new cold war. A secret hatched by the KGB will bring America to its knees. They have teamed up with terrorists in the Middle East and all of them are inside the USA, in a position to strike at the heart of power.

Only one man can stop them. Dan Roy discovers their secret, and together with FBI Special Agent Trisha Dunne, he must drag the world back from the brink of extinction.

Will he succeed? 

From Moscow to Saudi Arabia, and London to Washington, a thrilling showdown looms between Dan Roy and his enemies. 




Scorpion Sting 
The Dan Roy Series Book 9


THE FIRST LADY IS MISSING, BUT NO ONE HAS NOTICED. 
THE WHITE HOUSE HAS A SECRET THAT ONLY DAN ROY KNOWS. 
SO DOES A FOREIGN POWER, AND THEY WILL USE IT TO BRING AMERICA TO ITS KNEES. 

A fearsome terrorist has his eyes set on the ultimate prize - The President and his Family. The occupants of the White House are in grave and mortal danger, but they don't know. Those who know are not sharing it. They are the highest power brokers in USA, but they hold secrets that can reduce the country to ruin... 

Dan Roy finds out, but not before his life is threatened. He flies to London to catch a killer, but his old flame, the Russian assassin Scorpion, calls for help. She is imprisoned in France. 

The Scorpion is also in the jaws of this conspiracy. Together with Dan, she must escape, to save herself and her family. 

They must beat an invisible enemy, intent on destroying the western world as we know it. 

As the President and his wife arrive in Paris, the plot against them kicks into gear. The Secret Service have no idea what they are up against. 

Can Dan and the Scorpion save the day? 

From the secret halls of power in Moscow, to the deserts of Arabia, to deep inside the White House, come join Dan Roy and the Scorpion for an unforgettable high octane adventure. 




Editorial Reviews

"Gritty and lightning paced. The Dan Roy Series kept me reading late into the night!"- Blair Howard, Amazon Bestselling Author of the Harry Starke Series.

"There are very few authors for whom I will pause my current reading and take up their latest release. Mick Bose is one of them. Read him. You won't regret it." - Ty Patterson, USA Today Bestselling Author.

"Mick Bose is the standard bearer of a new generation of thriller writers. Complex plot lines, detailed descriptions of foreign locations and an emotional core to an action driven story." - Hera B, Editor.

“Relentless action, great characters and suspense that cuts like a knife. Just a few pages shows why Mick Bose is an Amazon bestseller!" - Andrew Warren, Bestselling Author of the Thomas Caine Series.

Mick Bose is the author of the Dan Roy action thriller series. If you like Reacher, Rapp and Baldacci you will love Mick's books. 

Mick has hiked in the Himalayas, farmed in a Kibbutz, floated in the Dead Sea, lived in Russia when Communism fell and was refused entry to a posh restaurant in Washington DC because he wasn't wearing the right shoes. 

Well, the food was overpriced. Mick's books are not, and he writes them because he wants to entertain you. 



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What's happening in November on Romance -  Sweet to Heat
26 – Critters on Tour
27 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
28 - Thursday #Yoga
29 – Fridays in Space
30 – SPOTLIGHT – Colleen Eccles Penor – Daeios:140 Feet Down