Trying to get back in the flow of blogging again and still sharing some of my fave webomics from the past. Enjoy!
Sorry I have been missing of late, but I am back this week with some book reviews and more!
One Heart to Give by Dawn Brower is a story about second chances, especially when it comes to love and family. I listened to this book on Audible and I loved the story. Dani is a strong, independent heroine who still exudes vulnerability. Ren was her childhood best friend who appears in her life once more. They both get a second chance to make up for mistakes of their past, but their reunion is full of drama from other areas of their life. Very fun and intriguing book. I look forward to more books from this series and these characters.
You can find One Heart to give on Amazon!
Today I am still sharing some of my favorite webcomics from the past. Here is another from my Wedding Countdown, which was pretty accurate to my actual wedding planning. lol
I am still on a high for being included in this special collection of super sexy heroes and villains stories with four other amazing and talented authors! Today I thought that I would give a little tease of my story, The Rise of the Inquisitor. I plan to continue this story in at least two more novellas, so get ready!
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And now for the excerpt from The Rise of the Inquisitor...
Heading downstairs, Charles put on his most charming persona, playing the perfect host to the elite of Denver and the scientists of his latest acquisition. From the mayor to the press, he soon had people eating out of his hand. Amazing what some British titles and an accent did to Americans, he thought to himself amused.
Despite all the socializing, Charles couldn’t help but flick his eyes to the entryway every time a new guest arrived. He kept waiting for the main event in his mind, the delectable FBI agent assigned to ‘bring him down’. Just thinking about her made him laugh a little too hard at the mayor’s silly golf joke.
Finally the moment he had been waiting for arrived, and despite doing his homework on his nemesis, when she walked into the room in a red and silver ball gown showing off her small waist yet displaying her curves to their fullest, well he found himself breathless. “Damn.” He muttered, excusing himself and moving towards the group from the FBI who just arrived.
“Welcome, Director Marquez if I am correct? And these are your guest I presume?” He bowed towards the gorgeous creature captivating more than him and two other men who barely registered in his mind.
“Yes, these are Agents Jeff Matthews, Henry Miller, and Special Agent Nadia Ivanovna.” Director Marquez said, a polite smile on his face even though his eyes didn’t rest for a second. He was scanning Charles, the room, everyone in it. This man was also a worthy opponent, though not as lovely as Miss Ivanovna, nor did he have such a remarkable record of no case unsolved like his Special Agent. She was the true opponent here.
Charles nodded at each of the men and then reached out the take the gloved hand of agent Ivanovna. “Charmed I am sure.” The moment he touched her something shot through his body, a tingling that caused a shiver to shoot down his spine and his cock to tingle with anticipation. This woman was more than a mere beauty, there was something other about her. Could she be like him? If so this little game of cat and mouse just got much more interesting.
Last week I wrote a little about having my hysterectomy and not understanding why it was such a taboo to talk about. It's a common surgery for women after all. Well I thought that I would continue on the theme a little more, talking more about my experience and continuing to break the taboo.
Today I am talking about some of the things that you don't necessarily after you are home and recovering from the surgery. I kept one of my ovaries, so I did not think that mood swings and depression would hit me as hard since I would still have hormones. Boy was I wrong. Seriously, you should all feel sorry for my husband having to deal with my moody butt for the past four weeks.
At first when I came home I thought I was just cranky due to pain and not being able to move or sleep on my side. As time wore on I found that yes I was cranky for those reasons, but that other emotions were in play as well. I would get sad extremely quickly and seemingly over nothing. I would get mad. I would cry at the drop of a hat. About week two or three I began to get really depressed, more than sad, really depressed. My husband and I were not planning on having kids, so I don't think it is the loss of that possibility, yet for the past few weeks I am sad. Stress in my life is not helping much. Our car was broken into and damaged so it can't be driven, right as the hospital bills are coming in. Bills that they want in full even though we had discussed payment plans before the surgery. I am sure eventually they will set one up, but all this added stress is deepening my already present depression.
Seriously, I had thought from my talks before my surgery that since I should not have hormone problems that any mood disturbances would be minor. No way! I don't feel like myself right now, but I am working on getting back to me.
I am so happy to be part of this super sexy collection of stories with four great other authors! Now available for only 2.99 on Amazon and available on Kindle Unlimited! https://amzn.com/B01M3YXKHM
"In world where Mayhem and Madness Rule... there are a few who refuse defeat.
From the darkness they emerge to enact swift justice. But often the lines between villain and lover can blur leaving one to wonder...
whether justice is truly blind or whether the age old of game of cat and mouse simply has higher stakes and naughtier outcomes?"
Today I am happy to celebrate the release of my newest short, Descending Into Madness! This is a super sexy story inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It's fast and fun read and is only .99 cents and available on Kindle Unlimited! Here is the link: https://amzn.com/B01LX32P41
Now how about a little peak at this sultry tale?
Pete had been right about at least one thing—the Crazy Fun Hat Shop was not something that anyone could miss. On a street full of other non-descript businesses, it looked like a circus had exploded in the middle of the street. Bright colors everywhere, and the store windows filled with some of the most magnificent hats she had ever seen. People were leaving with hatboxes under their arms as she saw more entering the shop. She better get in there and help. Mind problems or not, she should do her job.
As she hurried into the store, she was overwhelmed by the chaos of color that assaulted her eyes, yet she found it to be the most beautiful place she had ever seen in any dream or dimension. She was about to try on a beautiful feather concoction, when a frantic masculine voice called out from behind her, "Alice! Thank god! I am swamped! It's the week before the Kentucky Derby! You know that is the busiest time of year here! Hurry, get over here and check these customers out. There will be enough time for dress up later."
When she turned towards the voice that she knew to belong to Jon, her boss, she stopped dead in her tracks again. This time frozen by the sight of the handsomest man whom she could recall seeing anywhere standing behind the counter looking frazzled. His longish brown hair was all amiss, as if he had forgotten to comb it when he got up. His chocolate brown eyes were wide and slightly crazed, and his strong jaw was set and tense. She rushed toward him, remembering him a little, and knowing he was always kind to her. Once the customers were gone, she knew he would help her with the memory problem.
"Alice, thank the gods you finally made it! All these customers and I still have special orders to finish! Are you feeling all right? You've never been late before. I was frightened when I called Pete to check on you!" He said all of this in frantic fashion.
Meanwhile, Alice's breath caught in her throat as he gave her a quick hug. She scented a whiff of sweat. He smelled like a man, and the closeness to his toned body made her feel faint. She shook her head, knowing she needed to pull herself together and work—and figure out what was going on with her memory. She should definitely not be fantasizing about her boss.
This coming January I will have a table at the Albuquerque Comic Con and I will be putting out my webcomic from last year, Wedding Countdown, in print at last. So in honor of that I thought that I would share some of my favorite webcomics based on my actual wedding prep last year.
Today I am going to get very personal here on this blog. I have had a lot of changes happening in my life lately, none bigger than having a total hysterectomy last month. That is a huge decision in a woman's life, something that was necessary but scary at the same time. This was one of those life changing events that led me to cleanse other parts of my life, getting rid of negative people and situations, thinking of going back to school to get a new day job, even starting a new blog and starting anew.
So today I am going to talk a little about having a hysterectomy and how people react to the word, let alone the operation. There seems to be a taboo about talking about it. Like talking about a woman's uterus is something nasty and to be ashamed of. In fact a hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women, second only to the c-section. Yet many people tell me not to talk about it. Shhh, no one wants to hear about that. Why not? It happened to me and changed my life. I am still waist deep in the lengthy healing process. I had medical conditions that made this surgery necessary and I am not ashamed of it. I want to help break the stigma that surrounds this medical procedure. I want to have a voice no matter if people want to listen or not.
A few weeks ago, before my surgery even though I knew I was heading towards a hysterectomy, I had to delete a man from facebook who represented the worst of how people talk about women and their bodies. It was right after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split. Truthfully I could care less about the celebrity gossip, but this guy thought it funny to say Brad had dropped her because she wasn't a real woman anymore since having a hysterectomy and double mastectomy in order to protect her health. Let me tell you, I may have had surgery, but that does not affect my womanhood. I am still a woman even if I can no longer have children. I am still a woman no matter what surgery removed from me and no one can tell me otherwise.
I posted this on my old blog once, but hey this is a new blog and I wanted to share here too. A while ago I created this using some of my books, some out and some upcoming. Cool idea right? So here is some word search fun, perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon!
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