Where is your heart?

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“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.”

 

What is it about negativity that draws other negative souls to gang up on either an author or their work? Where do the hearts of said critics lie? Tough question, even tougher to answer. So many factors go into being able to subjectively judge others work. Let’s focus for a moment on critics ~ or ~ reviewers of the written word:

– How are they qualified? 

– What is their comprehension level? 

– How much distraction are they up against?

– Are they willing to adapt a suspension of disbelief when it comes to a fictional book?

– Are they in a grumpy mood?

Myself and my author brothers and sisters have seen and been victim to far too many awful, unfounded one-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Reviews that, when one listens to the ‘author’s’ voice, you can actually hear how angry and sad, how distracted and ready to dish-the-dirt these people are. In addition, there is no way they could have considered the author’s feelings when they and their buddies purposefully disrespect what some of us have worked months if not years on. That boils down to an embarrassing selfishness that everyone can now see about them. Some of them miss entire sections of dialog and/or action that would explain, very clearly, what they’ve decided to rant about – and they have no idea how ignorant they look once they publish their misinformation. And yet, with all of us looking on, they have no shame.

Finally, someone has started a campaign to stop the harassment by those who think they’re impervious to Karma.

The website is entitled, Stop the goodreads bullies. Huff Post wrote an article about it here.

Thankfully, there are very many wonderful readers out there who know the difference between fiction and nonfiction – and who love to be entertained. They are the author’s heroes, the smart ones, the ones we think of when we sit down to write stories that will amuse and enthrall them.

Happy reading, smart ones!

G.

 

Happy 4th of July ~ or ~ Common Sense v2.0

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There is a revolution on the horizon, and I truly hope it’s a peaceful one, yet….has anyone else made the connection that setting laws regarding weapons & ammunition limitations for civilians is, in essence, removing all possibility of the people being able to fight back? (I’m not talking about guns for gang members, crazys & postal workers, either, so don’t start on me about that.)

Two-hundred + years ago, our aggressors made the mistake of not regulating gun powder supplies, not making us register our weapons, not penalizing us for gathering rainwater and not forcing us to obtain a license to hunt to feed our families.

And chew on this: Just imagine if Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin (and the others) had cell phones and computers, and King George III had access to all their communique?

"Verily, Thomas, the draft of your document speaks our rights as an independent country well. This should be signed immediately."

Many laws have been changed and improvements made in Great Brittan since those days, and here we are – The United States of America, two-hundred years later, trying to get back to where we were when law-makers were concerned about retaining the people’s liberties (and subject to those same laws.)

Aside from the inability to defend our homes, our families and the restrictions put upon us when we wish to hunt for food, there will be other ways they will try to control us: Cut off our communications, shut down our water & power, raise fuel to astronomical prices so there’s no way of stockpiling, freeze our bank accounts. Even now our constitutional rights are being chipped away at, and someday, there will be nothing left. 

Another thing to note: “The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that ‘when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government’ (emphasis added). Martin Luther King likewise held that it is the duty of the people to resist unjust laws.” Read full Wikipedia article here

I wonder just how far it will be taken when the U.S. citizens figure out that they will have to seek independence from a government that has turned on its own people and is even now seeking ultimate control.

 

Happy Independence Day ~

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If you love to read…this is the event for you. More than two dozen books offered for FREE at the same time in honor of the first official day of summer.  Stock up for those moments by the pool, on the beach, at the lake, or – like most of us because adults don’t always get to enjoy summer – on your lunch break at the office.

 

Primarily romance and erotica, you’re going to need a cold drink and a fan before you dive into some of these stories!

 

Browse the authors and their offers below.  Click, download, and get reading!  And don’t forget, indie authors depend on your reviews so take a minute and tell them what you thought.  Thanks for being here!  

Much love,

Shayne

 

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AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS:

ABYRNE MOSTYN >>> http://amzn.to/11of2Bq 

Author Name:  Abyrne Mostyn

Book Title:  Swingers

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/11of2Bq

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AbyrneMostynWordEnthusiast

Website:  abyrnemostyn.com

About the Story:

For the Swingers scene in Boston, the anything goes quarterly party is the golden ticket to the inner circle. For Colb and Tangyr Mitras it is where they began, and where they expand their repertoire of fantasy fun. The players are many, the perspectives unique, and the possibilities endless. Whatever you want is there for the asking, if you leave your inhibitions at the door. What could you do in twelve hours?

ALEXANDRA ANDERSEN >>> http://amzn.to/12eDYqB

Author Name:  Alexandra Andersen

Book Title:  Jilted Again

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/12eDYqB

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WineAndDrama

Website:  www.wineanddrama.com

About the Story:  “Why is getting married so hard?

Do you love steamy romance, champagne, butter cream icing, pretty things, sarcasm, and diamonds?  Then this book is for you!  You are cordially invited to read this slightly twisted and off-kilter fairy tale of wedding madness and meet a fantastic woman (who just happens to be plus-sized) that really just wants to be lucky in love for once in her life.

Noelle Fournier dreamt of being a bride ever since she was born.  After a devastating broken engagement five years ago, she’s now engaged to the dashing Dmitri Orlov and more than ready for her happy ending complete with an antique diamond tiara and Tiffany blue wedding cake.

Her world is suddenly shattered when Dmitri reveals on their wedding day, he’s given his heart and soul to someone Noelle never dreamed would hurt her and chaos ensues.

ALLISON COSGROVE >>> http://amzn.to/Zu0Q6a

Author:  Allison Cosgrove

Book Title:  Sacrifice of Innocence

Genre:  Thriller/Suspense

Download:  http://amzn.to/Zu0Q6a

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacrifice-of-Innocence/189484287742684 

Website:  http://stanbrookshire.com/

About the Story:

A cult has been killing children for its rituals and only one cop knows who they are. Detective Stan Brookshire knows but his past keeps people from believing in him. Can he rise above the stigma that shrouds his past and stop a cult from taking yet another innocent child from her mother’s arms before its too late?

BRAXTON COLE >>> http://amzn.to/19SA0x9

Author Name:  Braxton Cole

Book Title:  Blown

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/19SA0x9

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/BraxtonColeAuthor

Website:  http://www.braxtoncole.com

About the Story:

Veronica “Roni” Guard is an undercover cop trying to bust a drug ring. Unfortunately, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Mateo Vargas, at an illegal street race in the California desert. He just happens to be a pretty big criminal himself. That’s why they split originally. No matter how much chemistry they have between them, a cop and a gangster are not a good match. Roni Convinces Mateo to help her with her case, his reluctance derailed by the one thing that always worked between them–sex. Yes, he’ll help her. But on one condition. In his world, she belongs to him, and him only.  Will Mateo’s possessiveness unravel Roni’s case? Or, worse, blow her cover? And if they get out of this alive, is there a future for them together?

Blown contains mature adult themes, including explicit sex scenes. Not intended for an audience under 18 years of age.

CHASITY BREEZE >>> http://amzn.to/103nZiK – Swingers 

Author Name:  Chasity Breeze

Book Title:  Swingers: Our First Encounter of the Naughtiest Kind

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/103nZiK – Swingers

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/chasitybreezeauthor

Website:  http://chasitybreeze.blogspot.com

About the Story:

This is the story of how my husband and I became Swingers.  After being married for twenty four years, Brock and I have never loved each other more than we do now. Sex has always been amazing for us. After reading a few erotic novels from our favorite authors, who happen to write about the swinging lifestyle, we decided to give it a try.  This is the first of many of our sexual memoirs to share with you. So, join us on our journey as we Swing through life in this “Swingers” series of erotic short stories. Bon a petite!

CHASITY BREEZE >>> http://bit.ly/13VRCTX – Hot Tub

Author Name:  Chasity Breeze

Book Title:  Swingers: The Best Little Hot Tub in Texas

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://bit.ly/13VRCTX – Hot Tub

Facebook “LIKE” Page: https://www.facebook.com/chasitybreezeauthor

Website: http://chasitybreeze.blogspot.com

About the Story:

Brock wants to take Chasity somewhere special for Valentine’s weekend, so he searches for a special resort they can go to for a bit of sexy fun. He finds a place that is clothing optional and books a cabin for just the two of them.  Upon arrival, they meet the owners, Nicky and Angela, who instantly make them feel at home. After meeting the other couples attending for a romantic weekend, they quickly make friends with almost all of them.

Follow this enticing couple as they find their passions in the new life style of Swinging and their comfort level rises to new heights with each hot and steamy experience.

CHRISTINA MOORE >>> http://amzn.to/120keeC – From the Shadows 

Author Name:  Christina Moore

Book Title:  From the Shadows

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/120keeC – From the Shadows

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaMoore.Author

Website:  http://diaryofanindieauthor.blogspot.com/

About the Story:  He was her past. She was his future…

Shapeshifter Juliette Singleton left her home to escape the oppressive concern of her family…and the memory of being raped. She finds little solace, however, as her sleep is plagued with nightmares, forcing her to re-live the brutal assault over and over again.

Race Covington, a chimaera, thought he was the only one of his kind. Then he reunited with Juliette, whom he had known as a child, and discoveredthat he was not alone after all. Both of them discovered that they were destined to be together.

Meeting her mate leads Juliette to open up about the attack and begin the healing process, while Race believes meeting his means it is definitely time to escape the employ of a dangerous and vindictive vampire. They decide it is time to start their lives over again – together.  Going home proves to be harder than they expected when they are forced to confront a dangerous foe neither could have ever imagined.

CHRISTINA MOORE >>> http://amzn.to/19jblyR – Fire Born

Author Name: Christina Moore

Book Title: Fire Born

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Download Link: http://amzn.to/19jblyR – Fire Born

Facebook “LIKE” Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaMoore.Author

Website: http://diaryofanindieauthor.blogspot.com/

About the Story:

Firefighter Chris Paytah has been in the business of battling flames for nearly two decades, but nothing he’s faced could have prepared him for the worst thing he could have ever imagined: losing the man that taught him everything he knows. Now he’s got to find a way to pick up the pieces, as well as take up the reins as captain of a new fire station in Calvin’s place.

Martie Liotta is the arson investigator assigned by the Montana Bureau of Fire Safety to investigate the fire that led to a 30-year veteran’s death. She’s hoping that she’ll find evidence tying the fire to a shady businessman who happens to be the owner of the burned-out building–and is already suspected of insurance fraud. She’s completely unprepared to find herself instantly attracted to Chris, or for the passion that ignites between them to burn so hot.

While the two of them work to discover the cause of the fire, they’re also navigating the precarious terrain of their new relationship. But someone with a more than passing interest in the beautiful Martie causes her to doubt her judgment, leading her to make a terrible decision that drives Chris away in anger. Can he overcome the hurt in time to save her and an innocent woman from suffering at the hands of a madman with a dangerous obsession?

CHRISTOPHER SOUTHERS >>> http://amzn.to/11MvA1G – Something Blue 

Author Name:  Christopher Southers

Book Title:  Something Blue

Genre:  Short Stories / Flash Fiction / Essays

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/11MvA1G – Something Blue

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WickedDreamsEmporium

Website:  Under Construction

About the Story:

‘Something Blue’ is a collection of short stories, flash fiction and essays from my earliest days as a writer until now. Some are old, some are new, but they’re all mine and each is special to me in its own way. Many of these have floated about my hard drives for years looking for a home. Some are glimpses of a moment. Some fill the gaps between longer stories that are and stories that are yet to be. And some were just fun to write. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I enjoyed taking the drive.

CHRISTOPHER SOUTHERS >>> http://amzn.to/120iiTt – A Taste of Joy

Author Name:  Christopher Southers for Serena Joy Southers

Book Title:  A Taste of Joy

Genre:  Poetry

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/120iiTt – A Taste of Joy

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WickedDreamsEmporium

About the Story:

This is my mother’s story told in her words. Small pieces of who she was.  In the confusing days following her suicide, I found papers everywhere. Typed pages, old notepads, handwritten scraps. One of these was a title page. The name on it was simple but meaningful: “A Taste of Joy”.  I gathered all these scraps of a woman’s life and organized them in one document. I thought, at first, it would be a simple task. I’m her son…The writer…It shouldn’t take too long, right? It took over a year.

This is Serena Joy Southers at her most open, her most loving, her most devastated, her most pained, her most erotic, her most lost. Her most real. There are no masks here.  I learned so much about my mother during this process. So many things that were hidden behind her eyes have now been laid open before me. She wasn’t a perfect human being but she loved me and she loved life.  And I loved her. Even now I love her still.

DAILY SUPERFOOD LOVE >>> http://bit.ly/superfoodlove 

Author Name:  Daily Superfood Love

Book Title:  Superfoods: Superfoodify Your Life to Beat Disease & Obesity Today

Genre:  Health, Nutrition

Download Link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DH2VYRG/

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  www.facebook.com/dailysuperfoodlove

Website:  www.dailysuperfoodlove.com

About the Story:

Do you want to instantly transform your health and rebuild your body from the cellular level within a matter of weeks?  Then Superfoodify-ing Your Life to Beat Disease & Obesity Today is the only way to rejuvenate your health starting right now.

Think of these nutrient dense perfectly made foods as the little black dress and suit in your closet that brings out all of your best assets and makes you glow from within. Each of these powerful superfoods are categorized easily by color to provide you with the knowledge on how you can use the essential proteins, amino acids, and cell renewing vitamins and minerals not found in any other food source known to supercharge your health and wellness.  There’s even a radical and fascinating chapter on how you can maximize your brain body connection to shift your thinking to empower your health, backed up by countless scientific studies.

DYLAN CROSS >>> http://amzn.to/13TI1wR – In the Kitchen 

Author Name:  Dylan Cross

Book Title:  In the Kitchen

Genre:  BDSM

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/13TI1wR – In the Kitchen

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  http://www.facebook.com/writerdylancross

Website:  http://www.dontcrossdylan.com

About the Story:

If you can’t stand the heat, you’d better stay out of this kitchen.  A short but hot narrative of a housewife’s encounter with an anonymous lover…

DYLAN CROSS >>> http://bit.ly/14mWosl – Car Wash

Author Name:  Dylan Cross

Book Title:  Car Wash

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link: http://bit.ly/14mWosl – Car Wash

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  http://www.facebook.com/writerdylancross

Website:  http://www.dontcrossdylan.com

About the Story:

A bikini car wash–is there any better way to usher in Summer?  Gina is trying to keep her college’s marching band program alive, and she’ll do anything to accomplish her goal.  If your car–or your mind–is filthy, won’t you stop by and help her cause?

DYLAN CROSS >>> http://amzn.to/17nE8VD – Paying the Rent 

Author Name:  Dylan Cross

Book Title:  Paying the Rent

Genre:  BDSM

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/17nE8VD – Paying the Rent

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  http://www.facebook.com/writerdylancross

Website:  http://www.dontcrossdylan.com

About the Story: 

Kristine, Wendy and Stacy have a landlord who keeps raising the rent till it’s impossible for them to pay. With money, anyway… Mr. Johnson has made it known that he might be open to “alternative arrangements”… but it just might be more than these young women can bear!  This is a very short story with hardcore themes including humiliation, pain, reluctant/coerced sex. Read with caution!

FIERCE DOLAN >>> http://amzn.to/16hjv8Y

Author Name:  Fierce Dolan

Book Title:  Journal of a Lycanthrophile (Book One of the Scattered Dark Series)

Genre:  dark paranormal m/m erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/16hjv8Y

Facebook “LIKE” Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Scattered-Dark-Series/439793242738455

Website: http://www.fiercedolan.com

About the Story:

A dark tale of forbidden love, insatiable lust, and desperate need…Jesse Holloman has a fetish for justice and a kink for werewolves. He only feels alive with werewolf lovers, yet he discovers a terrible secret that’s destroying them, and will possibly ruin him, as well. His passions spiral into a world of pain, shadow desires, and an even more sinister, secretive sort of shapeshifter—the kind that changes without shifting. When the kink most forbidden is the monster that sates, can he overcome his shadow proclivities to intervene, or will he risk the only thing that’s ever been important to him?

J.S. TAYLOR >>> http://amzn.to/1azDVgU

Author:  J.S. Taylor

Book Title:  Close Up and Personal

Genre:  Erotica            

Download:  http://amzn.to/1azDVgU                     

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About the Story:

Drama-school graduate Isabella Green wants to be a script-writer. But when she meets famous director James Berkeley, she’s tempted into the glamorous world of acting.

Behind the camera, the mysterious Berkeley commands discipline at all times. But Isabella soon discovers this man’s dominant tendencies also extend into the dressing room.

Suddenly Isabella is discovering a side of herself she never knew existed. But she is also learning more about the alluring James Berkeley. Is his desperate past something she can help heal? Or will the flames of passion consume them both when the cameras start rolling?

MINA J. MOORE >>> http://amzn.to/14jjxMo

Author Name:  Mina J. Moore

Book Title:  The Dom Prize (Book I)

Genre:  Erotica

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/14jjxMo

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Words-With-Edge/502204966482288

Website:  http://minajmoore.blogspot.com/

About the Story:  Sometimes losing control is a good thing…

Gia Solaris is a woman in control of both her career and her relationships. But there is something missing in her love life. She doesn’t realize what it is until she finds herself in the arms of a lover who shows her how to embrace submission. In doing so, Gia finds the ultimate pleasure but will that be enough?

NICHELLE GREGORY >>> http://amzn.to/12VXJe2

Author Name:  Nichelle Gregory

Book Title:  Vitamin P

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/12VXJe2

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nichelle-Gregory/135294119833469

Website:  http://www.simplysexystories.com

About the Story:

Inhibitions slip away and pent-up desires are explored when a pretty, but shy scientist takes a libido-enhancing trial drug her team has been working on!

A brilliant, driven scientist, Nisa devotes her time to her work in the lab. Frustrated with her inability to orgasm or enjoy sex, Nisa is personally vested in the outcome of her team’s latest case study of Vitamin P, a female libido-enhancing pill. She recklessly takes more than the prescribed dosage of the drug upon overhearing Ryce and Eric, her two closest male friends and fellow scientists joking about her sexless appeal. The pill unleashes powerful, hidden desires within Nisa and she revels in it orgasmic effects. Her insatiable cravings lead her into the arms of both men. However, once the pill wears off Nisa wonders if love and friendship can survive in the aftermath of her relentless passion.

NICKIE ASHER >>> http://amzn.to/11MC9RX 

Author Name:  Nickie Asher

Book Title:  Blood Judgment

Genre:  Dark Urban Fantasy/Romance

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/11MC9RX

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/nickieasher

Website:  http://nickieasher.com/

About the Story:

How does a vampire fight a government determined to exterminate his race? Any bloody way he can.

Fledgling Julian Wilkes is thrust into a nightmare world where Seattle’s vampire population are brutally victimized by humans.  After the devastating loss of his career as a symphony musician, Julian has little left to believe in until he meets Saranna, a female vampire who steals his breath and his heart.  But after witnessing the horrifying murder of three young vampires, Julian understands that only the underground Resistance can save his persecuted race from total government annihilation and he wants to join the fray—if only he can prove himself a warrior.

RANDI ALEXANDER >>> http://amzn.to/19j6QUZ 

Author Name:  Randi Alexander

Book Title: A Gentleman and a Cowboy

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/19j6QUZ

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/RandiAlexanderAuthor

Website: http://RandiAlexander.com

About the Story:

Storeowner Laci Monson can’t see that Finn Halliday is just the genuine cowboy she’s been looking for until he resorts to using borrowed duds to capture her attention. When things go wrong, will she be able to see the real man behind the clothes?

SARAH DALTRY >>> http://bit.ly/16hgxl5 – Love on Call  

Author Name:  Sarah Daltry

Book Title:  Love on Call (More than a Job #1)

Genre:  Contemporary/Group Sex/Voyeurism

Download Link:  http://bit.ly/16hgxl5 – Love on Call

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Daltry-Erotica/467129926691852

Website:  http://sarahdaltry.com

About the Story:

When Jayni is offered the job as personal assistant to her boss, she knows he means she will be meeting his EVERY need. She will also be helping to secure good relations with clients on his behalf. That means doing whatever it is to satisfy them and please her boss as well. She is prepared for the job, but not for falling for him. STRONG EROTIC ELEMENTS. 18+

SARAH DALTRY >>> http://amzn.to/11MtZsI – Wake Me Up

Author Name:  Sarah Daltry

Book Title:  Wake Me Up Before You Fuck Me

Genre:  Menage

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/11MtZsI – Wake Me Up

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Daltry-Erotica/467129926691852

Website:  http://sarahdaltry.com

About the Story:

Lacey is trying to sleep but her roommate Heather and her boyfriend Keith have different ideas. Keith has seen Lacey watching when he and Heather are intimate and now he wants to try Lacey for himself. 2000 words of graphic sex intended for adult readers.

SHAYNE McCLENDON >>> http://bit.ly/beingdelightful 

Author:  Shayne McClendon

Book Title:  Being Delightful

Genre:  Erotica

Download:  http://bit.ly/beingdelightful

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AlwaystheGoodGirl

Website:  www.alwaysthegoodgirl.com

About the Story:

This erotic romance contains explicit language and explicit sexual situations involving a plus-size heroine. Please do not read this book if these things offend you.

When Petra and Jack meet at the wedding of his brother and her sister, they agree that sarcasm, alcohol, and sex just might make the event bearable.  BONUS! An extended version of “Being More” – the short story that inspired the other “Being” stories – is included.  They feature plus-size women with stunning personalities, razor-sharp wit, and big hearts that perfectly match the rest of them: larger than what is popular but oh-so-good.

SHAYNE McCLENDON >>> http://bit.ly/obsessionshaynem

Author:  Shayne McClendon

Book Title:  Obsession

Genre:  Erotica

Download:  http://bit.ly/obsessionshaynem

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AlwaystheGoodGirl

Website:  www.alwaysthegoodgirl.com

About the Story:

This erotic romance contains explicit language, explicit sexual situations, and an explicit Ménage plot. Please do not read this book if these things offend you.

When Elliana Fields survives a brutal attack that almost kills her and her bodyguard, she feels a distance develop between the two of them that threatens to break her heart. She’s been in love with Hyde for years but knows she’s nothing more than a job to him.  She takes back her life, each choice healing and strengthening her in ways she doesn’t expect.

An explosive secret is revealed as her past tries to destroy the peaceful life she wants so desperately and Ellie becomes determined to take a stand and go after what she wants.

STARLA COLE >>> http://amzn.to/12W16lf

Author Name:  Starla Cole

Book Title:  Syria’s Seduction

Genre:  Erotic Romance

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/12W16lf

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  https://www.facebook.com/starla.cole.5

Website:  http://starlacole.blogspot.com

About the Story:

Syria has just failed out of her second community college program when she stumbles upon a boudoir photographer shooting an almost-naked woman in a public park.  The photographer Anthony asks for her assistance with his equipment, but also to help fend off the prowling woman, and suggests they have dinner to offer this gratitude for saving him from the cougar, who seems hell-bent on making Anthony her next conquest.

Syria is anxious and shy, having never dated in the small town where her mixed-raced heritage and absent father were a constant source of gossip. Anthony comes on a little too strong at dinner, sending her into a panic, but with encouragement from a friend, Syria decides this might be her best opportunity to loosen up and gain some life experience from someone who knows exactly how to make a woman look and feel beautiful.

Their tryst by a lake goes from photo lesson, to sexy photo shoot, to a seduction that will change Syria’s life and open her eyes to both the beauty within her and an art form that will become her new passion.

SUZY TURNER >>> http://amzn.to/103pWvu

Author Name:  Suzy Turner

Book Title:  The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw

Genre:  Young Adult

Download Link:  http://amzn.to/103pWvu

Facebook “LIKE” Page:  http://facebook.com/suzyturnerbooks

Website:  http://suzyturner.com

About the Story:

Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange ‘tattoo’ suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realize there’s more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.

Sent off to London for two weeks of ‘work experience’, the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural. At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won’t leave them alone.

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Book Title:  The Art of Temptation

Genre:  Historical Romance

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About the Story:  With proper motivation, even the innocent can learn The Art of Temptation.

After seven failed seasons, Valerie Hempstead decides to take her fate into her own hands, and a tour of the continent is just the thing. Accompanied by a female cousin, and the girl’s childhood companions–all of whom live fast and for the moment, Valerie is about to discover more about life than she anticipated.

Travis Elijah Colin Wade, the son of no one in particular, has just been handed a vast amount of money and a large country estate and, of all things, a bloody title. However, he’s not at all pleased about leaving his care-free bachelor days behind. Determined to spend some of his money and relax before assuming his duties for Queen and country, Travis goes abroad. Little does he know that he is about to be utterly swept away by the seduction of innocent surrender.

A Quick and Dirty History of Sex Toys ~ by guest author, Kiersten Hibberd

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Sex: it’s everywhere today. It’s on our TVs, billboards, computers, in our books, at stores down the street and even in our minds. You don’t have to go far to find what you’re looking for. It’s hard to think of a time when you couldn’t reach for your favorite toy and beloved website; it’s just that easy.

However, it wasn’t always this easy. There was a stigma against sexual expression even just forty years ago. Toys weren’t as easy to come by and porn was something dirty men watched in public theaters. The world has gone through an immense sexual wakening over the past few decades, but it certainly didn’t start there. We’ve been bumping uglies and thinking about ways to make it more satisfying for far more than just a few decades, in fact, try a few thousand years. So before you enjoy your modern conveniences, let’s jump back and look at the road that was paved for you through sex toy invention.

33,000 BC: A 35,000 year old ivory figurine carved into the shape of a voluptuous woman was found inside of a cave in Germany. This is considered the first form of pornography. The figurine’s over-emphasized breasts and genitals lead scientists to believe that it is the cavemen’s version of porn.

28,000 BC: Carved figurines turned into phallic shaped tools used for sexual pleasure. A one inch wide, eight inch long carved stone object was found buried in a cave in Germany. A-EofStoneScientists believe that this is one of the first true sex toys. Those Germans were really hitting it hard back then! Full article

2300 BC: Middle Eastern literature from the time period was found describing how olive oil was used as a personal lubricant.

1700 BC: Vatsyayana releases the Kama Sutra, a book of sexual positions that is still used today. The book goes beyond sexual positions and even promotes the use of penis extenders to men who are impotent–just like today’s strap on!

800 BC: The Chinese invent our friend the cock ring. But they opt for goats eyelids instead of using silicone, metal or leather.

500 BC: Greek women begin having modern day Adam and Eve sex toy parties by giving their women neighbors Olisbos (the ancient term for dildo) when their husbands went off to war.

500 AD: Not to be outdone, the Japanese came up with Ben Wa Balls. A-BBWBThese vaginal balls were originally used for men’s pleasure, but it didn’t take long for women to realize that they were pleasurable for them as well.

1800s AD: The first steam-powered vibrator is created in 1869. Originally, designed to cure women of “hysteria”, this machine had to be operated by two doctors and resulted in lots of “curing”/pleasurable side effects.

1900s AD: With the discovery of electricity came the invention of electric vibrators. These were immediately marketed to women and sold along side other household goods in the Sears and Roebuck catalog.A-E.S-R

1994 AD: The first fleshlight was created, the first manufactured masturbatory toy for men.

In the last twenty years, engineers and scientists have been able to perfect all of these toys, making them safer, more ergonomic and far more pleasurable. Just think of how far we’ve come and how much farther we can go!

 — Kiersten is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics on relationships and intimacy.

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