The holiday season is upon us and I happen to have a very steamy Christmas tale involving werebears and witchcraft that is sure to heat up a chilly winter's night! Not So Silent Night is available on Amazon and is only .99 cents or free on Kindle Unlimited! Want a little taste?
She had almost finished cleaning up in back when she heard the bell on the door ring less than five minutes before closing. "Seriously? Can't people let me get out of here on time just one damn night?" she muttered to herself as she stormed toward the front so she could wait on her customer and then get the hell out of the store.
Anna whipped around the corner in a huff, not caring if she scared the latecomer away. She stopped in her tracks and almost forgot what had pissed her off when she saw the customer in question. The most breathtaking back view of a man she had ever seen stood just inside the doorway, and her brain stopped working for the moment. Wow, who knew broad shoulders and a great rear could stop a woman in her tracks? While she gawked like an idiot, the man turned around and proved to be even more distracting from the front. This guy was like a wall of muscle, perfect body attached to a very masculine and handsome face with the deepest blue eyes Anna had ever seen.
"Sorry, I know you are about to close, but I need a gift of flowers," he said when he saw Anna. He had a very thick eastern European accent that she thought might be Russian, which of course only made him hotter. She noticed his eyes taking her in, and she couldn't help but stand a little straighter, showing her curves off to her advantage while she absentmindedly ran her fingers through her long, wavy, raven hair, which most men seemed to love.
It took Anna's brain a few moments to catch up before she could speak. Her previous anger and frustration vanished, replaced by eagerness to help this particular customer. "No problem at all. Do you have an idea of what kind of gift you are looking for? Is this for your girlfriend or wife?" Anna held her breath as she waited for this mystery man to answer, a bit annoyed with herself that she cared so much about what he might say.
I have been dealing with a lot lately, from health issues and learning my new normal after my hysterectomy (hormones anyone?), to our car being broken into and made undrivable, to seeing less of my husband, and medical and car bills causing a lot of stress. This all has set off my anxiety and depression into overdrive. My mind is in a constant stage of stress.
So my main struggle of late has been to control the stress and to try to get out of this funk. I am looking for a part time job to ease some financial woes. I am trying to get back into meditation daily to deal with the anxiety and depression. And I am also spending a lot of time reading. I am escaping into worlds of fiction to allow me to deal with the real world. Sure, I could do this by writing as well, but writing has not been going too well lately. I am stuck. I can't seem to finish anything. Stress has my writing blocked, so reading is where my escapism is at the moment.
This means that I will be posting a lot of reviews, from indie authors and mainstream authors as well. It gives me a chance to share books and writing, even if they aren't my books and writing. Though I have some rather new books and a couple Christmas themed shorts that I might be sharing with all of you this month. So keep looking for book reviews and feel free to give me suggestions on to what I should add to me To Read list.
I am still working on catching up on some book reviews, here is another for one of my fave authors, Dawn Brower.
If you are looking for a fast paced, swashbuckling read or listen then look no further than A Flawed Jewel by Dawn Brower. A feisty heroine is kidnapped by a sexy pirate with lots of secrets and that's when the sparks start to fly. There are more than a few surprises along the way that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed to listening to this story on Audible. I give it 5/5 stars.
You can buy a copy of A Flawed Jewel on Amazon.
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
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.
Author, artist, jewelry maker and all around creative person. I write in many genres and have a lot of fun doing so. Please take a look around and enjoy!