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Book Review: Heart of the Reaper

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  The post on IG that started the read. This review was not requested. I read it on KU. This was posted by author  @amdavis on her IG feed, and I was intrigued. I had never heard of this author or read any of her stuff before so I reached out to the author that made the post to find out the name of the book with such intense warnings.  Some authors called it a marketing ploy, well it worked, I read the book and discovered a new author in the process. Earlier in the week another author mentioned people should try reading a book outside of their normal genre and comfort zone. Challenge accepted. In preparation I strapped on my mental protection helmet, my invisible Kevlar jacket to protect my heart and packed a parachute if it was too much for me and stepped off the precipice of safe reads and free fell into the abyss.   My lovelies, it was so worth the journey. First off, I am not going to go over the trigger warnings,  they are clearly defined in the picture above. So without any more

Reading alien scifi romance

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4 and 5 🔎 alien scifi romance reads you must check out Hello my lovelies, yes, yes, I  know....its been a while.  I have been focusing on my writing and have taken a break to do some reading to help calm my nerves from my everyday life. But I  am not going to bore you with my life, so let’s talk about what I have been reading lately. I lost my birth mother on March 31st this year and have been losing myself in in off planet worlds to deal with my grief. ALIENS! I am usually all about the vampires but came across these books and have been devouring the series like a starving fat man at a buffet. The decriptions of their physical bodies makes you want to reach through the book and run your fingers over their skin for yourself. All authors did a phenomenal job of world building and making unique creatures to keep you entertained, curious and hanging onto every word. I have currently read all of the book available in the series listed below and wait anxiously for the next installations or

From deep in the covid 19 hotzone that is Florida

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Hello my lovelies,  I sincerely hope you all are doing well, adjusting to a more clean and safe lifestyle. I extend my apologies and sympathy to those that are suffering through this coronavirus disease and have or are losing loved ones.  I thank those, that have and are standing up for the lives of all,  including black lives, that are thought of as less than, for whatever differences seem to be the demon of the day. We all matter. We all have something to add to this world. We all have a purpose,  no matter what belief you resign to. That person standing next to you may be a crucial part in a major change in our lives that one day eradicates cancer, or gets us out into the galaxy, or finds a way to preserve this planet's wildlife or water supplies. We have to stop allowing our baser self to lead us in disgusting acts of hatred and aggression that literally and figuratively stamp the light out of others.  I often wonder what would happen if there was no crime of any sort for 30 da

Book Review: Unveiled- book 2 of the Unbreakable Series

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This is my long overdue book review of  UNVEILED book 2 of the Unbreakable Series by author Zel ly Jordan I would like to start off by sincerely apologizing to the author for not being able to complete the review last year.        #COVID19Message-   I hope that all of my readers and followers are well, coping with the new changes, being safe, wearing masks and if not wearing gloves have access to and are using hand sanitizer, being smart about social distancing and are showing love by being kind and courteous to one another.   I also hope that you had more time to read while sheltering in place and staying home. This is an adult paranormal suspense romance with violence, adult language, and mild to maximum sexual content. So if any of that offends you, or they are triggers ...you know the way off the blog! This is my book review on the second book in the unbreakable series by Australian author Zelly Jordan. This was an ARC provided by the author for the sole purpose of an unbiased revi

Book Review: Fragile Boundaries: A Flash Fiction Short Story Collection

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This is my unsolicited review of  Fragile Boundaries: A Flash Fiction Short Story Collection  by author RE Vaughn It's been a while since I've read a short story collection,  which when I  do, I usually enjoy.  This collection, while clearly well thought out, was a wierd menagerie of bite size snippets of shitty life moments that felt like a bit too much realism. I even stopped after the second story to google flash fiction to make sure I understood what it was.  Fragile Boundaries has a good mixture of different genres.  The stories give you a very narrow glimpse of a character's life in which an action has happened or is going to happen that guides the story and how they respond. Its mostly things that could have happened to any of us. But, the author has somehow trapped you while reading. In each story you are in there with each character, feeling their very well written and developed thoughts and actions. Whether you want to be in there or not.  Some of the stories feel

A Second Look Book- What You Left Behind

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Let's take a second look at one of author Samantha Hayes earlier works. WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND- Author Samantha Hayes  A mesmerizing thriller released in 2015 from the author of UntiI you're Mine  Two years after a terrifying spate of teenage suicides, the remote village of Radcote has just begun to heal. Then a young man is killed in a freak motorcycle accident and a suicide note is found among his  belongings. When a second boy is found dead shortly thereafter, the nightmare of repeat suicides once again threatens the community.  Desperate for a vacation, Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher has just come to Radcote for a stay with her sister, Jo, but the atmosphere of the country house is unusually tense. Freddie, Jo's son, seems  troubled and uncommunicative, and Jo is struggling to reach out to him. Meanwhile, Lorraine becomes determined to discover the truth behind these deaths. Are they suicides, or is there something more  sinister at work? Finding answers might help F

Book Review: When I was you

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This is my review of  When I was You  by author  Minka Kent. The story is told from the POV of each main character. It's a thriller. This is the first time I have read this author, and it was free on Amazon KU with my prime membership.  I was not in contact with the author at any point in regards to reading or reviewing this book. There are no warnings about this book, almost anyone, teen and older could enjoy it. It starts with an act of violence and a key. Available on Amazon The characters... let's meet them Brienne Dougray - attacked and suffering from debilitating migraines, memory loss and self doubt, she is tasked with finding out what is happening.  To her benefit, she has some memories, remembers smells and has a healthy dose of determination, plus seems like a decent person for someone who was left a boatload of money. Dr. Niall Emberlin - her current tenant and rock, seemingly gentle and kind, helping her feel not quite so alone.... Kate Emberlin -appare

Happy Summer Solstice

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Hmmm......the official beginning of summer. Where in the state of Florida we go from less hot to slow bake with daily highs in the upper 90's. Sunburned skin is on display in all sizes shapes and colors.  Since we did not do the poetry author event I thought I would leave you with some summertime poetry I found around the internet. I don't claim any of these as my own. Enjoy! What books do you have on your summer reading list? I just got two to read and review from author Janice Jarrell . Check her out on Amazon and follow her and maybe pick up a copy of her series which can be read as standalones!   🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏 Lets connect on Social Media Pinterest   |    Instagram   |   Facebook    |  Twitter 🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏

In remembrance 3 years later

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June 12, 2019 Hello Residents of Orlando and followers from around the world. The words that follow may be hard to read. If you are easily offended please stop reading now. But if Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the tragic and hateful event that occurred at the Pulse Night Club. A place where patrons, staff and guest performers should have felt safe to live their truth. A place where they could temporarily  (for some) take off the man-made shackles of what society deemed correct and be free. A place to dance out their frustrations, be with others in kinship, bond with others who shared their view on love. A place where single women could go to dance and have fun with  the knowledge that they would be safe from the ever present threat of men who were on the prowl for them and taking offense when they were turned down. A place where men and women, lgbtqia+ or straight could just BE. Be themselves without judgement, without fear, with out the heavy burden of condemnation that

A Rainbow Author Event tip on Publishing

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Many more mainstream publishers are accepting LGBT writing but require an agent . the list below allows you to get your work published sans the agent. Good luck and hope to see your writing in the next Rainbow Author Event! LGBT romance (with all of its subgenres) is hot right now. Affinity Rainbow Publishing  publishes works of lesbian literature in electronic media (eBooks) and Print on demand. Affinity is wholly owned by authors and the content of works will reflect their collective writing vision. No simultaneous submissions. Manuscripts sent to multiple publishers will be rejected. The genre is unlimited. No pornographic material.  Read submission guidelines   HERE . Aunt Lute Books  is a nonprofit multicultural women’s press based in San Francisco. For over thirty years, they have been publishing literature that voices the perspectives of women from a broad range of communities. They have published a number of well-known feminist and lesbian authors. They are seeking man