Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year's Dedication Angels Cried, Anthology for all the Sandy Hook School Support Fund

12/31/12   http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/12/31/helping-hands/ http://www.bookjunkiesjournal.com/the-books.html#Angels







http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Cried-ebook/dp/B00AT95EDK/   $5.99 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AT95EDK/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ask_qFiqE.0N8HYPH

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17183181-angels-cried

 
 

Angels Cried [Kindle Edition]

Sara St. Claire Crystal Schall Allison Bruning Reyna Hawk Eri Nelson ,Katherine Rochholz Matthew Christopher NelsonDon Martin Stephen L. Wilson ,Gretchen Steen 




Book Description

 December 25, 2012
On 12/14/12, tragedy struck. Authors and artists combined, so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. Contributors from around the world came together and we shared our souls for charity. Our effort has combined to create the anthology "Angels Cried." The proceeds of this eBook go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, managed by the United Way.
Thank you
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Contributors:

Meghan Arcuri
Michael Bailey
Jen Baker
Ency Bearis
Julian Brooklyn
Allison Bruning
Elizabeth E. Castillo
Crysta Dawn
Guy Anthony De Marco
T.J. Edison
George S. Geisinger
Charlie Giardino
Marianne Halbert
Reyna Hawk
Zrinka Jelic
Cyma Rizwaan Khan
John Kovacich
Rachel E. Kovacs
Catherine Mahoney
Don Martin
Tami Kidd Masincupp
Paul Morrison
Melisha N. Murray
Eri Nelson
Matthew Christopher Nelson
Roseville Nidea
Linda Bonney Olin
Moses Opara
Alan Place
Katherine Rochholz
Kit Roe
L.K. Russ
Sara St. Claire
Crystal Schall
Zantippy Skiphop
Daron Smith
Brien Sparling
Gretchen Steen
Christena Antonia Valaire Williams
Lisa Williamson
Stephen L. Wilson

All these remarkable authors and artists come together to bare their souls and let the angels sing. Please think twice and realized the tragedy has wounded many. That a new start has to be reborn, a new school and other needs to help the community heal. The United Way has been in existence for a long time and are very efficient with their donations. 

I have read this book and contribute a poem. As a reader, my heart bleeds, my eyes cried, and my soul soars. There are contributions from authors and artists around the world. This book is insightful  thoughtful and inspiration of thoughts. There are stories of an outsider observers of their anguish. To raise the consciousness of humanity, how pain affects us all.  There are dedications to all of the angels that departed from us too early. For them and all others who departed too early.   

This is a treasure and a healing balm to the families affected by this. As well as one of the many steps towards action. You can be anonymous, buy, like, tag and share this book. Go to sleep tonight knowing you invested in the school fund and became secret angels to heal the community wounded by this senseless and brutal offence. 

To me the wound was so penetrating to my soul  that I could not just let this pass by and forget these angels. Go on the Internet, look at all those precious faces  and their bright eyes. Like a candle flame do not let their flames be extinguished.   Go to Amazon. com, purchase this gift and/or donate through Paypal button on top. Let the angels sing, be messengers that the violence has to stop. Never to be forgotten. 



http://www.wisegreyowl.co.uk/php/content.php?Books=View&Book=f26bbbe5-a763-8994-699a-38af0c9781b9  UK link for Angels Cried Anthology. 

12/31/12 This blogger as well as the Indies In Action like to thank the evil mastermind and his minions, staff of Indies Unlimited for a beautiful and touching blog, for the last day of the year. It showcases three very worthy causes, so let the angels sing and as a New Year's promise, let's open our minds, hearts and spirits more, and pockets to help one another achieve the impossible, for it is possible when we cooperate together in unity. 

A special thank you to  and Cathy Speight of Book Junkies Journal for highlighting the anthology 

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/12/31/helping-hands/

http://www.bookjunkiesjournal.com/the-books.html#Angels

http://www.indiegogo.com/4kourageouskidsstorybooks

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndieAuthorsforHurricaneSandyLibraries/


******A supernatural dedication,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLEyDF_P2lg






Charlotte Bacon, 6, -  animals  and her pretty pink outfit
Olivia Engel, 6, - dancing and art
Dylan Hockley, 6, - martial arts  from Britain
Jesse Lewis, 6, - collection of animals he enjoyed playing with, and he was learning to ride horseback
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6, - Jazz music

Grace McDonnell 7,. - a painter and to live on Martha's VineYard.
Emilie Parker, 6 ,- draw a picture
Noah Pozner, 6, - read and liked to figure out how things worked mechanically
Jessica Rekos, 6,.-  horses,"
Daniel Barden, 7,- a band with his brother James and sister Natalie, his family said.  Daniel loved to read, ride the waves at the ocean,


Josephine Gay, 7, - Raven's Fan,   Josephine Grace "Joey" Gay, a 7-year-old child born in Columbia
Madeleine Hsu, 6, - upbeat and kind with her pink hairbow
Catherine Hubbard, 6, - passion of animals and constant smile,'

Chase Kowalski, 7,- sports and about completing — and winning — his first mini-triathlon
James Mattioli, 6, - "numbers guy"

Jack Pinto, 6, - Giants
Caroline Previdi, 6, - Silly Caroline" Previdi had an infectious grin and a giving heart.
Avielle Richman, 6, - loved minivan after the movie Brave, from California, loved to run bare foot  
Benjamin Wheeler, 6 -  aged six, loved his brother Nate, soccer, school and the 7 train to Sunnyside, Queens.
Allison Wyatt, 6. - She loved art and her drawings were taped to the walls of her home.

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Dawn Lafferty. Hochsprung, 47,-
Anne Marie Murphy, 52, -
Lauren Rousseau, 30,
Mary Sherlach, 56, -
Victoria Soto, 27, -
Rachel D'Avino, 29, -


Blogs dedicated to the Angels Cried anthology


http://allisonbruning.blogspot.com/2012/12/cwa-in-honor-of-newtown-connecticut.html#.UNyPiaWqa0s

http://guyanthonydemarco.com/2012/12/angels-cried-charity-anthology/

http://www.thebookracks.com/7/post/2012/12/angels-cried-charity-compilation-to-support-families-of-those-lost-in-newton-ct.html#.UN4R2-TLfIs

http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/angels-cried.html#.UN4btuTZYdg

This is one of the artists behind the amazing pictures and book cover  of Angels Cried Anthology

http://ghostdragonpoet.deviantart.com/art/Fishdragoncat-108427084

http://mtmc2.blogspot.com/2012/12/surprises-come-in-large-and-small.html

https://docs.google.com/presentation/embed?id=1yUGCGQA_FID0gvIRIXuiDF5x4EUmXWKcX9TFlw96Q60&start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000#slide=id.p13

http://youtu.be/MGLwu9cFASk




Friday, December 21, 2012

Top Supernatural Trilogy of 2012 by author karli Rush


It is the coming of a New Year and if you are into Supernatural fantasy and modern witches, and suspense, check out this Bewitching Author, Karli Rush, below is her trilogy, her Amazon Author Link and of Course Demon Bound, third book of a haunting and wicked trilogy. 

All I can say as a reader is Wow, this third book of the Crescent Bound Trilogy is all and so much more. 



"This third book of the series was powerful, sensual and an insightful plot, full of suspense and conflict that was a delight to read.There is many secrets and entertainment all packaged in a modern trilogy that haunts the reader's mind. The ending was a fiery climax, yet as the series is full of secrets so is the future of this author's creativity, this story was a stimulating and entertaining trilogy of the supernatural. Highly recommend this author if you are into a wild ride of reading and increased heartbeats as each character is faced with a confrontation and a sigh when the story concludes or does it?"

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17156917-demon-bound

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Crescent Bound, Book 1 was the first of the trilogy, it was the one that got me hook, and two and three were supernaturally entertaining. 

Raven Bound,  Book 2 of the Crescent Bound Series Review below



Presenting the Awesome  Third Book of the series, Demon Bound is available on Amazon on the 21st, so now you can see how this haunting trilogy concludes. 


http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Bound-Crescent-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00AR82G7A/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1356137629&sr=1-3&keywords=demon+bound



http://www.amazon.com/Karli-Rush/e/B007DJNOMW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1356137313&sr=1-2-ent
author link

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Book 2 Raven Bound  Review, and Book One is on Amazon.com

It is a story about witches, covens and mysteries and their beliefs, continuation of the first book Crescent Bound. It starts with Alyssa and Marc bonded as a married couple and their love is so deep they can feel each other's pain or confusion when separated. The author starts the story off with the couple and friends and their hobbies which was cars such as Mustangs and top of the line motorcycles, and their daily interaction with their friends who are all witches. It was entertaining to read about their outings and other interests, such as the songs, clothing and other daily topics young people are interested in. Then the story becomes more chilling as Alyssa is in trouble and goes missing.

She was kidnapped and her husband Marc who is an ice element is very lost and furious that he did not protect her. Marc, her father, who is the Head Witch and others covens come together and planned a search and rescue Alyssa mission. Meanwhile Alyssa, an unique and powerful witch not aware of all of her powers just yet was held captive by a cruel Dr. Jekyll and Hyde powerful dark witch, Nate, and he is cruel to her, punishing her, torturing her and keeps her disoriented, stealing her goodness, her light and turned her towards the darkness he craves. He is abusive and used black magic and poisoned herbs to erase her memory of all good in her life, her Marc, family and friends.

This intention was to manipulate her into using her gifts of healing and other talents for Nate and his henchmen to be healed when they are injured by their human hostages, who struggled against their captivity. Alyssa in her disoriented drugged state realizes Nate was a madman and he wants authority of all witches covens by destroying one coven at a time and targets for another and Alyssa was the key to unlock his future reign of dominance of the witch’s realm, declaring her as his alleged life-mate and brainwashed her to obey only his commandments.

 Her husband who is hot and sensual sensed her dilemma and felt all her emotional and physical pain she was enduring and desperately wants her back and safe in his embrace. They followed leads and when they challenged the dark witch and his henchmen in a battle of the elements they are defeated and retreated but come back for another match and this is when the intensity of the story becomes interesting and compelled this reader to stay up late to see justice given to the bad guys and Alyssa path back to recovery. The dark magic toxins were coursing through her veins and it might be too late for the high twelve witches of the world to reverse the spell. Marc and all who loved Alyssa waited in anticipation to welcome the old Alyssa or a stranger back to their lives.

The passion and the love they have for each other was sensual enough to make this reader to desired to have a glass of ice cold water next to her when reading the intimate connection between the two life mates. It was refreshing details of hints of their commitment to each other and all they cared about, which is more alluring then right out description. The conclusion was breath-taking and the glimpse into the witches’ rituals was exhilarating to feel the goodness and light pour out of the pages.

 Author's words: "Some secrets are not meant to be kept…and so it is with the dark Brotherhood of the Raven, in their reach for control they find a secret that leads them in pursuit of the daughter and heir to the most prominent coven in existence.” Once they possess her the real challenge is converting her to one of them." To find out more about this author and her books go to this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Bound-Crescent-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00AR82G7A/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1356137629&sr=1-3&keywords=demon+bound book three  3

http://www.amazon.com/Raven-Bound-Crescent-
ebook/dp/B008EX46NW/ref=la_B007DJNOMW_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346707224&sr book 2

http://www.amazon.com/Crescent-Bound-ebook/dp/B007E5OD2U/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1  book 1

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Under His Command by Kristine Cayne 12/17/12






Under His Command by Kristine Cayne

Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com

 Kristine Cayne’s links:






A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust—and the sexual submission—of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways.

After an explosive one-night stand results in pregnancy, Jamie Caldwell is thrilled to marry the perfect foil to his Dom side. But when his submissive wife starts cringing every time he gives a command, Jamie shackles his dark desires. A bout of rough, frenzied reunion sex makes him wonder if now he should free the Dom he’s kept in chains and teach Erica the joys of submission and sexual surrender.

Erica Caldwell secretly loved every sinful thing Jamie did to her on their first night together. However, terrified she’ll become a codependent doormat like her mother, she repeatedly rejects Jamie’s dominance, despite craving the kind of release only he can give her—the release that comes from yielding to Jamie’s every demand.
Hoping that the trust required by BDSM will help them rebuild their faith in each other, Jamie and Erica embark on a journey of sexual exploration. But is it too late to repair their crumbling marriage?




 Short Excerpt from Under His Command by Kristine Cayne

Something soft and cool slid over her eyes. “What’s this?” she asked, reaching for it.
“Shh… It’s just a blindfold. To heighten your senses.”
Like she needed her senses heightened? He’d already taken her places she’d never been. “I’m not sure about—”
His hand smacking her butt cheek completely derailed her train of thought. “Did you just slap me?”
“That was a spank. Now turn around.” He tied the scarf over her eyes, plunging her into darkness.
She really should resist, tell him to stop. Something. But she didn’t. “Okay. Why should I let you spank me?” she asked. So far this night had been like nothing she’d expected. Jamie was skilled and unpredictable. And she was genuinely curious.
“Because you love it.” His fingers trailed down the crease between her cheeks and dipped into her. Her body convulsed, pushing against his hand to take more of him. What was it about fingers that felt so darned good?
Another smack, this one a little harder, had her trembling. “See how wet you are? How good it feels?” he said.
He was so right.

Under His Command




Monday, December 10, 2012

What is Laughter (Messages from the Heart) by Lexie Brockway Potamkin


This book is such an depth insight understanding of the human emotions and how laughter is considered the best medicine in the world. As life progresses, some times one becomes burden with the responsibilities of daily living. Stress and sometimes tragedies hits us hard and we lose hope. So when a brilliant writer comes along and writes an inspirational book about the therapy of laughter and how to bring it back into one's life it is a book to be cherish.

For she discovered the secret to life, to laugh, and the world laughs with you. She wrote an deep, insightful but relaxing story, the truth of the psychological, medical and other benefits of laughter and how we need to remember to make ourselves laugh, even fake it until it becomes real. To give yourself a gift every day, to laugh at all the littlest to the largest thought and somehow life is not a pit of cherries or stagnant. Rather a thrill ride and we all need to hold on and see the humour in all of it at times.

To share with her readers, and as a delight to receive an gift in the mail, that is the true meaning of sharing joy. As a reader I feel bless to have the inspiring words available in hard-cover, to placed on the night stand and have available to read little insights here and there. There is a sweet bonus the author listened to her readers and added their comments in the story, to see your own words written and to share others words of wisdom, this reader has received an early Holiday gift which warms the heart.

The author collected the meaning of laughter from many individuals and created an inspirational guide. here is one of the many selected reader's words; "Foremost the lack of laughter is a reminder to me that my life has become out of balance and it's time to reflect and find my own center again. When I have done so my day is filled with laughter I am able to see humor in all quirks of life, pleasant,or otherwise." It acts as a medicinal elixir, minimizing the potentially frustrating moments." Very poignant and good advice. The artwork of the book is also very intrinsically beautiful. So with the insight and the artwork a reader will be pleased to have this book in their collection.

In the darkness this reader's motto is faith, hope and love, the author made me realized the missing ingredient of the elixir of life is laughter. For without laughter, there is no hope, no faith and no love. She also writes other inspirational books and is knowledgeable of human insight and a good author to preview. Especially with the holidays coming, all readers need inspirational books to have close on hand for those stormy days in one's life, ones that make the endorphins of the brain dance and bring smiles and laughter to all readers. This book definitely does this. Highly recommend this author and her books. Google her name and find out more about this amazing teacher, mentor and parent, as well as an uplifting author.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982459068/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_imghttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982459068/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_img

Not available on Amazon because you can go to this link www.spiritpeacelove.com, to find out more about this author and her inspirational books.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Vegas or Bust by Michelle Ann Hollstein


After the holiday of eating turkey and spending warm moments with family and loved ones, everyone leaves and goes on their way to continue with life and the house becomes quiet, the children back at school and everyone back at work. That empty nest brings up the feelings that nags the mind. So what does a reader do to distract themselves they go to the kindle or book ereader and surf around for a book that will lifted the spirits.

Once again this reader decided to find a series, and get cozy; the series chosen was by author Michelle Ann Hollstein. She has numerous written sleuth books about a mid-age quirky British woman, Aggie Underhill and she is a colourful personality with her friends Roger and Betty. These three always seem to get into trouble as they travelled to an exotic location. This time it is Vegas or Bust.

The plot is intriguing as the three are invited to a character wedding from the cruise ship in the previous book, One Hell of a Cruise and something exciting happens to the bride and of course Aggie whom Tom her police boyfriend told her to mind her own business, she cannot. Off she goes to investigate what happens to the bride and following the trial she discovers secrets she rather have not. Now in a dilemma, she has to figure out how to escape before she is also taken hostage.

The story is a light read, hilarious and suspenseful as the three friends, the bad guys and the extra characters all come together for a delightful mystery and the quirky personalities are like family members and stimulated the mind for a fantasy escape for a while. And it is like coming home to the hot chocolate and Smores once again. 

This reader highly recommends this author and this book, also she writes in other genres, so you can Google her Amazon author page and click on the link below and you may find the perfect gift to give someone this holiday season, books are forever memories, that one can go back and treasure in those times the spirit needs to be distracted or laugh, and this author has the quirky talent to do this very well.

  



Monday, November 19, 2012

Thank You to all the Wonderful Authors and Individuals Who Donated and Bid on the Items

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsCharityAuctions Congratulations to all the bidders for the Authors Auction for The victims of Storm Sandy and the authors and individuals who gave donations to the event. The gifts raised $355.00 which is being donated at this moment by the winning bidders to the American Red Cross. It is good and gratifying to know that an individual or family will be assisted with their basics needs because people cared. Evita’s reads: $47.00 Jacque Brant: $32.50 Brandy Schaeffer Dull: $16.00 SJ Davis: $54.00 paperwhite Nicole C: $60.00 Sharon Reddy: $ 11.00 Sue Leonard: $24.00 Kelly Silva Fine: $14.50 Dakota Dawn: $ 51.00 Ren Reidy: $ 10.00 Patrick Ottuso: $5.00 Kim Faulks: $20.00 Jo Michaels: $ 10.00 ALL TOGETHER $355.00!!!!! WAY TO GO GUYS!

 On behalf of Dawn White, Brandy Schaefer Dull and MTMC2FE, thank you to all the wonderful authors and individuals who donated and bid on the items. Now the American Red Cross can help a person or a family with the basics needs.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.497737086923346.110370.496366720393716&type=1

Dawn and Brandy created a picture album of the winners for the Authors Auction who  bid to help the victims of the Storm Sandy. This is where your bids will be paid. After you provide me the invoice receipt for your donations  to the American Red Cross, I will contact the Item holder and have them send to you. SEND ALL Receipts to WinglessandDamned@gmail.com! Along with your winning item info. ;) This makes it easier to forward ;) 

Dawn White has poll and it was agreed this first auction was a successful method to benefit victims, and authors and others and will be holding auctions for future events.

Like this one which is scheduled for December 1, 2012. https://www.facebook.com/SupportBabyEastonFriedel

So this one is for a poor little baby boy, and he has tremendous medical expenses to be covered and the family needs financial assistance. Authors charity Auctions will be sponsoring this cause for the month of December 2012.

  https://www.facebook.com/SupportBabyEastonFriedel Support baby Easton Friedel This page was created in Baby Easton's Name to Spread EB Awareness and encourage EB Research in hopes of finding a cure for the Worst Disease You Never Heard of. This is a place to post words of encouragement, find out about fundraisers & benefits, to make donations and support not only Easton but A...


 The story; He was quickly diagnosed with a severe form of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a rare genetic skin disease (affecting only 1 out of 50,000 births). In this condition, there is a defect in the connective tissue of the skin and mucous membranes that causes the skin to be so fragile that the slightest friction, minor injury, heat, rubbing, or scratching causes severe blistering —inside (such as the mouth, stomach, esophagus) and outside the body. These blisters can cause serious, sometimes fatal problems, when they become infected. The systemic and repetitive nature of the blistering leads to blindness, swallowing and breathing difficulties, scarring, infection, disfigurement, disability and dehydration. Ultimately, such devastating effects can produce a high rate of mortality. In fact, 87% of babies born with one of the more severe forms of EB do not live more than 12 months. There is NO cure for this horrific disease. Sufferers of EB have compared the sores with third-degree burns. They live in unthinkable pain. No cures as of today's date.

This is our next charity for December. I hope y'all will be involved with this little angel also. ;)



This page was created in Baby Easton's Name to Spread EB Awareness and encourage EB Research in hopes of finding a cure for the Worst Disease You Never Heard of. This is a place to post words of encouragement, find out about fundraisers & benefits, to make donations and support not only Easton but A...
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This is why this cause is being selected for the next monthly auction for December 1, 2012, to raise awareness of this horrible disease and to alert the public, that little ones, babies are the victims, and need a cure as soon as possible. This link was created so the specialists and researchers could be allotted the funds to seek a cure and little wee babies like Easton and his family, in time of need and financial struggles, may find some peace in a dark time.

 Once again the Authors Auction is asking the Indie Community and others who like to help another to contact Dawn White at her email with items you would like to donate for a worthy charity. The items may be Pinterest or created into a You Tube Videos to raise the masses consciousness of this silent disease, a deathly foe which is killing little precious lives. To this blogger, this is the best Holiday gift we can give to another, a helping hand and to help find a cure or a relief from a painful existence.

  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsCharityAuctions

Please remember the victims of Storm Sandy, and click on the link below for the American Red Cross to make a small or whatever you could afford.   http://www.redcross.org/

Also in the next blog below is this blogger's review of Author Dawn White's Book, Wingless and Damned, a honest review in exchange for the book and before even connecting with her for this event. So please give kudos to her and all who gave out of the kindness of their hearts and help victims to become strong again. Read her review, it is a teaser novella, but shows great promise of an entertaining story in the coming books of the future. Also check out her author page, there are many other books there to please  all  readers of all ages.

Wingless and Damned by Dawn White


 Wingless and Damned by Dawn White

This is a surreal story with many characters and a deep plot. The first part prologue is set in Eleusis West Attica Greece 1700 BC, opens with the mythological being Aison flying in to rescue his beloved Kora, but it too late. In his fury of her demise he put a curse on the offenders. In his deep anguish he creates evil creatures to stalk and killer all the tribes’ people from generations to generations at a certain time every two centuries.

In the author's words'

"Forces unseen begin to pull him skyward as he glares at the witnesses to the carnage of his once most beloved. Zeus warned me of falling in love with a mortal!  When he gets his wits to him he sets out on his journey to make as many monstrosities he can possibly make. All noble traits and empathy he once possessed for the mortals are continuously consumed by the hatred.  Becoming a monster of immense proportions only to turn his hatred into a sire of five other originals to own the deepest darkest corners of this hell we call earth."

Then the tale continues to a later in time, 1810 Adirondacks Whiteface mountain range Upstate New York.
Opening with the In the Neuri tribe, the medicine woman is ill and they relied on a substitute healer Ciarra, a powerful witch. She decides it is time for her tribe to defend themselves against the cursed fang monsters that come in the night and bloody attacked and executed the innocent. She listens to the spiritual whispers to her and they tell her the ritual to chant to transform the brave warriors into supernatural creatures, cursed all future generations to transform into werewolves at the age of 26 years, to live as immortal creatures of the night to defend their tribe against the evil that comes to destroy, the cursed five originals, of the storgi, the formidable enemies of the Neuri tribe. 

Ciarra the witch and the Alpha wolf Aison the were feeling remorse and wanted to break the transformation but she could not as a powerful witch, for the spiritual voices do not tell her how to change the human men back. She is taken hostage by the supernatural Aison who tries to change the course of destiny and tells her she has to twist the curse and put a loophole in it.  This has to be done to stop the never ending war of evil upon the earth. Before she was almost eaten alive, she chants that the only way this spell can be broken is if a mated pair come together and crossover at the same time. This will make them part werewolf and part strigoi which is the only way they can successfully kill the original five strigoi to break the curse.  

She is rescued by Aison and they continue to figure how break the curse,  but the curse carries into the future until the two lovers meet and bond as mates. And they come together into a bonding union and transform into the destined mated pair through a sensual lustful  transformation, the fae and the werewolf,  Lea and Alexander are the appointed saviours to stop the fateful curse.

This reader added this paragraph in to explain Ciarra's role as a powerful witch,

In the author's words:

"My name is Ciarra and as medicine woman for the Neuri tribe, I work with my tribal ancestors or spirit guides and nature to keep the balance and peace within our tribe. So far my job hasn’t been easy."
"Twelve of the strongest men in the tribe have volunteered to be ones be spelled as werewolves. I begin twisting what used to be thought of as a curse into a simple transformation spell. When I am done, no one will recognize them. However, to be honest, I have no idea how to change them back. I watch nervously as the beautiful, naked men of the Neuri tribe stand shoulder to shoulder as they begin to painfully transform into what seems to be mindless beasts."

"As the Neuri men writhe in pain and agony, my spirit guides start chanting in an unknown language, calming the men. My expressive arm movements while talking to the men seem to draw them in closer to hear me. I give the men instructions to hunt the strigoi down."

then this paragraph of the two meeting, the first couple, Aison and Ciarra and how she has to break the curse:  earlier in the tale.

"He sits down across the table from me and looks me in the eyes with his horrific red glare. Seemingly casual and polite, he says, “You are here to finish what you started. You started a war that eventually will consume strigoi and man beast alike, and no one will be safe. You think you were helping your people but it has been prophesized that this will not end well—millions will die.”

The brief tale continues with suspense as the witch is almost consumed by the evil strigoi, Aison comes to her rescue but he needs to turn her to mend from the feast of the monsters on her broken body. He is concern about the other hostage, who he locked away in safety from the hungry predators. She is pregnant with the last female, and he realizes the only path was to protect the tribe last baby born under the curse, and has her escape with the two faes who were released by him, as hostages of the strigoi, and they escape into a safe realm.

Where she is raised by her aunts, the fae decides it is time to travel to the earthly realm to visit other relatives.  She is at the age of 25, no longer is the defenseless baby girl, developed into a young beautiful woman and she is the catalyst to transform the curse. To have the loophole work she has to bond with a werewolf to become part of each other and they become formidable foes against the evil creatures, the five originals strigoi of the earth and below. All five who were created by their master Aison to exact revenge for his lost love, Kora. They are to be hunted them down and he wanted to execute them in same bloody fashion, as they did to the folks of the tribe. The story is a series and will continue as the two mated couple will continue on the journey to exact their revenge and justice and executed all the strigoi. 

The background of the plot is to have the loophole work they understand they need to have a future couple  come together in a sensual union, to bond as one to attain supernatural powers and as they opened the flood gates of time and destiny. The prediction comes true as Lea and Alexander meet in the future. As they related and they increased their lust for each other and through their beautiful and sensual love bonding, they exchanged their DNA when united, the fae was changed in a predator monster with many new powers and secrets. They become united in their mission, each bringing their own intelligence, and supernatural abilities to become powerful avengers. 

The couple, Lea and Alexander became a team and start to hunt the foes. The poor fae, Lea has much to accept in her transformation. Such as and likes and dislikes some of her new traits. She is not alone for she has her soul-mate and he very protective of her, charming and a sweet lover. Yet he is keeping secrets from her.

The author has added in more twists and made the plot more suspenseful as other events torn at this reader’s heart as lives were lost and hearts are broken.  This and more sacrifices are to occur for the good to triumph over evil.

There are sexy charming woo lala, scenes in the story. Like the heart scene between the mythological being/werewolf and the powerful witch earlier in the beginning of the story, I added this to display this author's style of writing and her technique to attract the reader.

“In order to keep you safe after the ceremony, you will need to be mine.”

“The moment the last word left his mouth, I felt a sharp then amazingly pleasurable pressure on my neck. I do not even have an inclination to pull away! My body melts into Aison as his lips and tongue take what he needs. I feel my inner fire igniting, imagining what his lips and tongue would feel like and taste like on other more sensitive areas. Just as my mind is wandering to these delicious things, he stops and looks at me.”

“You need to drink a small amount of my blood in order to finish this. “You must twist the curse again and make it irreversible All born of your tribe from this  day forward will be cursed as a werewolf at the age of 26 and be doomed to roam the Earth  finding no peace or rest until the end of the strigoi.”

“The only way this spell can be broken is if a mated pair come together and crossover at the same time. This will make them part werewolf and part strigoi which is the only way they can successfully kill the original strigoi to break the curse.”

 Lea and Alexander are even able to communicate telepathically, and there are tender moments, laughable moments and serious moments as they speak to each other in the midst of their lives, love making and preparing for the final battle against the strigoi, by psychic communication.

The conclusion at the end of this short novella of another threat looming on the horizon has compelled this reader to want to keep an eye open for this author's future publications which will be is to be publish as a series. This was a short story, a teaser, but it whetted my appetite to see what will happen with the powerful werewolves and the strigoi as they fight to the death. The battle of love to triumph over hate was definitely the theme to this entertaining story fill with action and heart thumping action.

http://www.amazon.com/Wingless-Damned-Dawn-White/dp/061570607X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353360980&sr=1-1&keywords=dawn+white


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Sunday, November 4, 2012


As a young child, my grandparents told me there are three topics; one does not speak of in public, only behind closed doors. The three, Sex, Religion and Politics are the subjects some are afraid to explore, or are speaking out but are distorting the taboos to their views. And created delusions of a false perception to deny the reality of what is really happening to our country, and families and lives, we are in serious trouble.

This reader will not declare personal views on any of the three, and will stay neutral and silent out of respect to my darling grandparents with my opinions. I only will relate the author’s insight and it may become heated in this review, but asked not to be debated about my beliefs for writing this review. My heart aches for Beautiful America and her people. I do not wish to be the silent majority and this author has written a book that gives this reader a platform to express anguish for America and its citizen’s future.

Once again this author has broken the barrier of exploring a taboo, deem a possibility of being truthful. He backs it up with through facts and data to vouch his opinion. It is a scary prospect that as young children we were taught to be silent about our views and stay asleep regarding the three taboos. Staying silent or denied the truth in front of our generation and the next, causing doubt and insecurities. We are sacrificing our vital existence, our liberties, freedom, and justice, by not being truthful to selves and loved ones. This author explores history from the beginning of American's split and loses all endured breaking away from Mother England because of high taxation to present day politics.

He declares if you investigated politics of today, one will realized the polities in effect today and the future are snatching away your freedom, and all are becoming slaves to another power.  He continues to explain about the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, and how over time the people of America are letting it become null and void, an useless document. It is not, it is America's foundation, and when it is extinguished so will be America. If America falls, it will be a domino effect, and other countries will suffer from the repercussions.  

He deluges’ the truths of the politic schemes behind the scenes and how each president was not all as they seemed. Some were power brokers and not out of the kindness of their hearts did they develop some many wonderful and social programs for the citizens. Rather there was madness behind their purpose to bring about their own agendas and transformation from day one. The Federal Reserve to the terrorist attacks outside the soils of America. The down incline of America's forefathers’ dreams and the destruction, disregard of the Constitution by some presidents is scary.  And some much more knowledge is included in this 200 pages plus book.

He emphasizes that the politic parties are corrupted and Americans need to open their mouths and speak out before it is too late. To take time this next 72 hours and review exactly what is happening behind closed doors of the government. How they are working in the darkness as the sheep, citizens are asleep and the power brokers are making and creating new laws, disregarding the foundation of the Constitution. That a possible new government will arise and the agendas are slowly destroying the strength and reputation of America in the name of rich giving to the poor and other false declarations. What  if this president believes if America is the scorned rich power and the third world countries were the pitiful poor powers, then yes if the powers to be, played games to shift powers, to those third countries, first they must break down the infrastructure of the rich country. America, and make her weak to steal her riches and resources to be given to the poor.

He wants to wake up people, look at what they are experiencing and on the brink of, the worst financial collapse this country has even experienced when the power brokers, not China or another call in the loans.  How wills the infrastructure of America stay strong, taxation is the solution. Question, who is behind taxation and who is hurting to pay Peter to Paul?   The pawns in the midst of tyrants out for their own benefits, and the flags are waving high, the rising unemployment, the homeless, the poor, the trapped, the health reforms, the high prices, the trappings of a dissemble future. The financial burden will be passed on to the children, grandchildren, their children and so forth, and if the people choose the next leader who has over expensed the budget to be in trillion of dollars in debt as of today's date. Question, what will happen in the next four years? To hear America is trillions in debt is nauseating to the reader's stomach.

America is hurting today and the forefathers are rolling in their graves because America is going backwards to being prisoners of Not England, but its own government, not forward, as one believes in false illusions of the outer surface and chose leaders based on vague truths, and perceptions. The author is screaming open your eyes and investigated the damage that is being forged on your shores.

Americans are losing and one day may wake up to be slaves of tyrants and asked themselves why did they not noticed the red flags before it is too late?

This book may seem to be bashing the leaders and the government, yet it is also a slap in the face and readers should respect their grandparents and the forefathers and read this powerful book. The author has made valid points and has evidence to back up his theories.

The next president if he a puppet or possible soft tyrant will lead America to her victory or doom. Do not be fool by sheep in wolves clothing and in two days, the next 72 hours open your minds and make a decision that will make the forefathers proud and bring America back to her former glory or become more powerful, with taking a risk and choose the puppet over the soft tyrant who if the data is true disregards the Constitution and makes his own laws to fool the people, leading each to your doom.  If one ignored the red flags, then the people may be in invisible chains very soon and regretting their fears, asking why they did not explore all issues before all went to the voting booths on Tuesday, November 6th.

This author as well as others would like to see his children and grandchildren progress and dreams come true and to continue the traditions of the forefathers, and live in an Almighty America for the people, by the people and take back what is slowly being stolen from us right in front of our eyes. The vote on Tuesday, November 6th, may be our last stand or continuation of your Freedom, Liberties’ and Justice for all people of America.

This author was brave to explore the politic history and present day foundation and put this into written format, it is, intense, passionate, raging, stormy, tempestuous, vehement, but it may a lifesaving book, and it is free this weekend with the book selling retailers, like Amazon.com and such. This reader highly recommends you to invest a couple hours of your day and read this before going to the polls on Tuesday, Your life and future may depend upon it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween BlogFlash Voting, 10/31/12

Go to http://terriglong.com/blog/blogflash-halloween-2012-spooky-stories/ to see more flash blogs

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Flash Fiction, October 31st, 2012

It is Halloween in a sleepy town; everyone was getting ready to celebrate the holiday, one could hear the voices of glee raised in rapture as they gathered together to create and buy costumes, crave pumpkins, finished the last touches on the haunted houses. The neighbours were looking forward to this full moon night. The moon glistened on the lake, and there sounds of laughter and screams late into the night. Adults and children were dressed up as creatures of the night, vampires, zombies, monsters, and all sorts of creepy disguises. They were getting ready to go house to house to collect that delicious treat. They went door to door, until they come to the old abandoned Victorian house, where the gruesome murders occurred years earlier. The family was rumoured to be evil. The father beat his children and wife and was declared a cruel man. The children tortured the animals and strange occurrences happened in that house. People started go missing and parents warn the little tykes and the reckless teenagers to stay away from that evil place. Except on this Halloween night, some foolish teenagers on a dare decided to climb over the pointy sharp iron rail fence and trespassed onto the property with the plan of breaking a window and sneak inside into the forbidden haunted house. They threw the rocks and the window shattered. The oldest of the three, Mike pulled out the broken glass pieces and the three were able to crawl through the picture window. In slow motion, as the glass fell to the ground so did the images of religious saints that were painted on it a long time ago by the superstitious village folks to keep the evil in. The teenagers did not realized by breaking the window, they unsealed the evil that was trapped in the house. An elderly man banged on the tall fence and screamed at the boys to warn them not to entered into the place. He knew the truth and was terrified of what they would find in that Hell, he yelled a warning to the boys not to go in. As they were crawling through the picture window, the shattered pieces of glass on the porch rose and started to dance in the air and like a puzzle the distorted saints came together but appeared to transformed into evil looking creatures, one would described as Beelzebub and his minions. The elderly man looked at the dancing object in awe and fear as he watched the slivers of glass come together like a mirror and glued itself back into place, once again into a full sealed window. Now the three were trapped inside with no way out. The silver hair man with the misty emerald eyes weep for the lost souls. On all Soul's Day they were found floating in the lake, barely alive, with their tongues cut out, no one knows what happened to those daring lads. Except the rumours of they suffer nightmares and are lost to the unknown darkness, silently screaming at unseen sensations. http://terriglong.com/blog/blogflash-halloween-2012-spooky-stories/

Friday, October 26, 2012

Scribbling by Jonathan Gould


The author’s words:
“It’s like this. I think if one person tries to change the shape of the world too much by themselves, that’s when you get problems. But if we each try to change just a little bit of the world, then maybe together we can all make a big difference. Here, come with me.”

This paragraph above was the one that caught this reader’s eye, it sums up what this humorous and delightful author was trying to scribble in his story, that sometimes we as individuals become restless and act on impulse and do something, say something or create a severe action that causes consequences that could be disastrous.  In embarrassment, or fear, one hides the mistake and tries to fix it but it becomes more out of control. As the world is out of shape, so is the moral fabric of people’s lives and beliefs. They become disoriented and create a different reality to adjust to the change someone else decided to make to be happy; not taking the others existence around them into consideration and how they would be affected by the adjustments. 

Neville, the catalyst of all the trouble, travels around his newly created flat world and meets this entire group of delightfully strange odd people who were once ordinary, until he pulled the world out of shape and now everything is upside down.  And he has only an hour to get it back into its original shape. Yet by calculator lady an hour has different definitions and the shouting man is reflecting and blaming others for the problems.

The author wrote an insightful story with colourful characters, No Name Girl, the jumping kangaroos, the super heroes with their imaginary superpowers, the fisherman who is this reader’s favourite character and others such as the numbers lady and the main character Neville who created the mess in the first place.  Plotting insightful, mathematical quotations and lessons about respect and not to be afraid to declare when one creates a problem, they should ask for assistance and apply the principles of working together as a team. 

To accept diversity and uniqueness of everyone, even if it is frustrating at times, and correct the issues before any more consequences occur and they cannot be repaired.

The author’s books Scribbling, Doodling  and his other books have a very creative imaginative writing style and as a reader and mother I highly recommend his stories for all ages. One benefit is there are definitely many good chuckles in them. The addition benefit,  many valuable lessons for all to ponder upon while being delightfully entertained by his collection of stories.. After reading it, I believe it could be a good tool to open communication channels between parents and children to discuss the moral lessons etched into the pages of this short and hilarious story. This reader could not stop laughing, until the end, it is a remarkable story.



Celebration and Donations for BCRF. Org

 Update: All are invited to the Facebook Event on the 30th-31st of October, thank you ever so much from the wicked authors of Careful What You Wish For.https://www.facebook.com/events/240983812697694/


It was such an honour to promote so many authors on Message to My Children 2 Fantasy Escapism, this past year. The Friday Nights Promotions with India Was One, http://www.amazon.com/India-Was-One-ebook/dp/B004S3OWO0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1351262391&sr=1-1&keywords=India+Was+oneauthor Darkness and Light, Crescent Bound and Seducing a Mermaid, were my first three, and Then I did others, need to go check events, Michelle Ann Hollstein, for her Aggie Underhill sleuth series of books and her supernatural book, Awakenings. Did one for Jennifer Hirtler http://www.amazon.com/Past-Marked-Man-ebook/dp/B008CFH7GU, A Past of A Marked Man. Marie Seltenrych, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=marie+of children's and other books  and Promoted two artists, Kevin Macleod, a great composer and musician and Cat Le Flynn, an artist and others. Bob Dixon of Mouch and Company; available at Amazon.com, and others. 

I would like to thank https://www.facebook.com/elisabeth.tilton?fref=ts, Elisabeth Tilton for creating the guest book for our last promotion and she is anticipating her arrival of her new book in the next twelve hours. Congratulations.

I truly enjoyed promoting them and developing a theme with them to showcase their books and services. I relished in gathering the knowledge and data, videos, music and information relating to each other’s book or service. It has lifted many spirits to know that other see their works in the lime light, on center stage and whipped around all the social media channels to be shared with many wonderful readers.

There are so many people I want to thank you for encouraging me to be zany and cooperate with me to present some very entertaining parties and celebrations. When I was in the darkness, these saviors came to the rescue. If I forgotten someone name please forgive me and I will honor all with their links again next month.

This month I am so proud of to be a chosen author, with my limited skills to write a short piece in an anthology with six wicked authors who are way above my league in writing. They have come together to write an anthology to help a worthy charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. org.
Authors Karli Rush, Mina J. Moore, Michelle Matkins, Laura Martinez, Jennifer Cowsert, this anthology is supernatural, horror and romance. I am honor to promote this even if I was not an author in it. Author has a ring to it.This promotion is for the Anthology and also it is for Breast Cancer Research, all profits of sold books will go to the charity and it is bringing the Indie Community, Authors, and readers together to help another.

So the six wicked authors are celebrating the 7 days countdown to publication date, October 31st, Halloween for the coming out date at local retailers. For $2.99, think how many people stricken by this terrifying culprit will be assisted with financial and possible experimental cures.

So all please come to this link and find out more: http://mtmc2.blogspot.com/2012/10/press-release-be-careful-for-what-you.html

Then to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Message-To-My-Children-2-Fantasy-Escapism/103661739691732?ref=stream, to enjoyed and dare to see who entered the Haunted House to fight the creatures of the night. They are wonderful Bloggers of Lee-Ann Graff Vinson’s page at Gypsy Shadow Publishing . . . www.gypsyshadow.com, Coral Russell, of Amador Lockdown http://www.amazon.com/Amador-Lockdown-ebook/dp/B005TDRKZ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1351263259&sr=1-1&keywords=Coral+russell
Stephen Hise of Indies Unlimited http://www.indiesunlimited.com/

The guests of the Haunted House

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Scary Listens from ACX | Audiobooks | audible.com

Happy Halloween: Listen to scary audiobooks from Audible.com's ACX program.

Doug Lucas who is a phenomenal author, with his witty humor and has offer to bring his book to the light, in pdf, format, I will be highlighting him on the wall at MTMCFE2 this weekend.

There are so many, and the list will be increasing, there will entertainment, more donations, contests, make up Facebook creatures portraits and please visit the other wicked authors pages and all the gracious authors who contributed to a worthy cause and read an chilling anthology as a trick or treat.

We welcome bloggers, donations and readers of all forms.

Happy Halloween all, scream………………………….



Thank you to Ann Pearlman for the opportunity to bring this together by gifting me with a Kindle wildfire through your rafflecopter, as a fluke I won, so the money I was saving for one, went to a young editor and this is how the anthology was created, as the first step to last step. Thank you to Karli Rush and all the other authors of the anthology  It is warming to be Paying forward, heals the heart. Please think of the victims of Breast Cancer and purchase the anthology Care of What You Wish For, and/or donate to a worthy cause, I will add link http://www.bcrecovery.org/, thank you

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lucky Charm by Valerie Douglas


This book Lucky Charm is oo, la, la, is it a romantic and suspenseful tale about two strangers who crossed paths under strange circumstances.

Ariel, the elfin lassie and the strong lad, Matthew who are in the midst of a mystery filled with corruption and dark secrets. They both suffer deep lost in their lives and like two ships passing in the night, coincidental or something more, unusual circumstances bought the computer technician and the private investigator together. He becomes her knight in shining amour, and she his safety line to enjoying, trusting loving life and believe in someone true. And he found someone to share dreams of a possible bright future with.

The plot was suspenseful as Ariel, the computer technician let's her guard down and saves the blond handsome stranger, Matthew from being beaten to a blood pulp by hired gangsters who are protecting the Big money fat cats behind the scenes of two financial institutions. The private investigator, Matthew is there because his long childhood friend, Bill called in the midst of the night, pleading for help, and then the next day he was found dead.

His death was declared a homicide, yet there was something hanky about it. So Matthew travels to his deceased friend's job and starts an uncover investigation. He wants to find out why Bill was murdered. The technician is there to installed computer software and she too has sneaking suspicions about the financial transactions of the company, and feels there is more to the eye then she can see.
The tension and romantic electricity between the computer technician who is grieving her own wounds and he, the private investigator, is oo, la, la. The reader needed a glass of ice water to cool down the temperature in the room.

The events of them being stalked, hunted and threatened by the gangsters kept the reader as the two are on edge, running and hiding to find sanctuary in each other's arms. Their relationship is hot/close and cold/distance bonding for fear of losing one another. Not willing to invested in another relationship to be hurt again and heart broken. The question, will these two acquaintances, strangers be able to jump the hurdles of their wounds. And heal their hearts and unite into a long term relationship while in the midst of being targets of the big fat cats, the executives and his henchmen.

The man and his associates dread the consequences of becoming laughing stocks of the financial industry, media and served prison time. The man at top of the chain is cruel and ruthless and he will use all of his intelligence, weapons of wits and the real ones to stop the two from attempting to crumble his empire.

This author was an expert at describing details that kept the reader entertained, it was a murder mystery with an investigator working on a case, and the romantic scenes were sensual and intense. I gave it four stars as a reader because the repetitive memories about Bill threw me off just a little. In all it was a compact action, romantic and suspenseful tale. Highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy mystery, corruption, and rescue damsel in distress, but it was a two way rescue, plus the addition of hot steaming action, written with eloquent style, all together a delightful read.

http://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Charm-ebook/dp/B007LC6WIO/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Romantic Maidens book Tours October 30th, 2012



Romantic Maidens book Tours October 30th, 2012

Kristine Cayne - "Twisted secrets, extreme passions, and deadly desires" 
Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices, Book 1) is available at the following retailers: Amazon,Amazon (print)B&NSmashwordsAReKobo
Deadly Addiction (Deadly Vices, Book 2) is available at the following retailers: Amazon,Amazon (print), B&NSmashwordsARe







Book Description

 January 1, 2012
*** On sale for 99 cents for a limited time only. Regular price $3.99 ***

RT Book Reviews Top Pick - "Stock up on ice cubes because this is definitely one sizzling debut. Readers will be hooked from the first sentence- on the book and on Nic! As rich as a white chocolate cheesecake, Cayne's entrance into the suspense genre is invigorating, explosive and simply intoxicating."


Winner - Best Romance - 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards
Finalist - Best Romance - Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012

When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer...

Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy's perfect life. But it's a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he's always wanted--if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.

A Hollywood dream...

Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant--and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare

But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what's happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who'll stop at nothing--not even murder--to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.

Excerpt:

Lauren rolled her eyes. "Fine. Do it."

Nic bent down and brushed his lips against hers. For the first few seconds, she didn't kiss him back, but she didn't push him away, either. Then, on a sigh, she leaned into him and her arms locked around his neck. His tongue darted out to taste her bottom lip. Mmm... cherry--his new favorite flavor. When her mouth opened, he didn't hesitate.

He dove in. And drowned.

He'd meant this to be a quick kiss, only now he just couldn't stop. His lips traced a path to her throat. Cupping her bottom with his hands, he lifted her up, grinding against her. She moaned. It was a beautiful sound, one he definitely wanted to hear again.

A loud noise pierced the fog of his lust. He raised his head from where he'd been nuzzling Lauren's apple-scented neck to tell whoever it was to fuck off, but as the sexual haze cleared, he swallowed the words. The paparazzi had gathered around, applauding and calling out crude encouragements. Some snapped photos while others rolled film. Shit. He'd pay for this fuck-up and so would she.




















http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WNTXR4/ref=cm_sw_su_dp



Book Description

 April 22, 2012
A proud people. A nation divided.
Rémi Whitedeer, police officer turned substance-abuse counselor, dreams of restoring order to his tribe. Violence and crime are rampant throughout the unpoliced Iroquois reserve, and a civil war is brewing between the Guardians, a militant traditionalist group, and other tribal factions. As the mixed-race cousin of the Guardians' leader, Rémi is caught in a no-man's land--several groups lay claim to him, but all want him to deny his white blood.

A maverick cop on an anti-drug crusade.
When she infiltrated the Vipers to take down the leader of the outlaw biker gang responsible for her brother's death, police sergeant Alyssa Morgan got her man. But her superiors think she went too far. Her disregard for protocol and her ends-justify-the-means ethics have branded her an unreliable maverick. To salvage her career, she accepts an assignment to set up a squad of native provincial officers on a reserve.

A radical sovereigntist bent on freeing a nation.
Decades of government oppression threaten the existence of the Iroquois Nation. But one man, Chaz Whitedeer, is determined to save his people no matter what the price, even if it means delving into the shadowy world of organized crime.

When Rémi and Alyssa uncover the Guardians' drug-fueled scheme to fund their fight for true autonomy--a scheme involving the Vipers--Rémi must choose between loyalty to family and tribe or his growing love for Alyssa.

Can Rémi and Alyssa leave everything behind--even their very identities--for a future together?


"Kristine Cayne will dazzle readers yet again with Deadly Addiction, a compelling, beautifully crafted, powerhouse of a romantic suspense novel. Truly a 5-star read! Bravo, Author!" --Laura Taylor, best-selling author of Intimate Strangers, six-time RT Award Winner, two-time Maggie Award Winner, & RWA RITA finalist.








Aftershocks by Kristine Cayne—When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He's defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good?(24, 000 words)







Kristine Cayne found the group in 2009 because she won Marianne's raffle basket at the Emerald City Writer's Conference that year. The basket included an offer to critique the winner's manuscript—an evaluation that resulted in an invitation to join. Kristine writes Romantic Suspense.






















Title: Romance in the Rain (A Seattle Anthology)

Publisher: Kristine Cayne
Release Date: 10/12/2012 (tentative)
Pages: ~400pages (123K words)
Buy Link: TBD