08-30-2014 5:55:55 PM CST

Hello and welcome to my blog. Please browse and view my books and paintings. I write paranormal, fantasy, true crime, mystery, and poetry. I have 7 published books by 3 publishing companies, and canvas paint. For this weeks Sneak Peek, I have chosen one story in my true crime biography anthology, "Twisted Love" 12 cases of love gone bad. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you.
 

ALL FOR THE FAMILY: Texas

Outline:   It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.

Blurb: All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Excerpt:  If nineteen-year-old Molly had listened to her mother, perhaps the slender, freckle-faced felon and her now-divorced felon husband Ernie would not be sitting in a Texas prison. The way the auburn-haired Molly chose to make a new life for herself and Ernie shocked the town and became forever known as the cruelest and dumbest action one could take when one wants to do “all for the family.”

Candy will say she tried to talk her daughter out of marrying the lazy, drinking, sandy-haired, blue-eyed Ernie. But Molly was “starry-eyed head over heels in love,” or so she thought.

Molly insisted she knew the seldom-employed Ernie well enough to be his wife and allow him to be the only father her four-year-old son Mathew knew. Even though Mathew was conceived from an earlier relationship, Molly insisted that the uncouth and chain-smoking Ernie treated him respectfully. “He loves me and Mathew,” Molly would say.

After a two-month courtship, Molly married twenty-two-year-old Ernie Abbott. According to Candy, she hated Ernie and wanted everyone including Molly to know it. She told Molly she was making a drastic mistake by marrying Ernie, but her eldest daughter, insisted the two were soul mates. “He’s the one,” Molly said.

In a simple backyard ceremony with the theme of Harley Davidson motorcycles, the pair exchanged wedding vows. As if straight from the pages of American Rider, the bride wore jeans and a sleeveless Harley shirt. The groom donned black leather chaps and a vest emblazon with the famous cycle logo.

Friends and relatives surrounded the glowing couple and, happily toasted them with keg beer. A reception followed, with grilled hotdogs and burgers as the main course. They received numerous wedding gifts and money, to help them on their way to a long and happy life together…or so the giddy couple thought.

Candy was not the only one who disapproved of the courtship. Baby-sister Janie was as different from Molly as igloos are from tropical huts. Janie was known as the “pretty” sister and Molly the “plain Jane”. Janie thought Ernie was a loser, as did most of Molly’s family. She believed her big sister thought she was in love, because, according to Janie, Ernie was the first man to pay attention to Molly in a long time.

According to Janie, Molly called her jealous. Afterward, Janie thought it best to let Molly find out for herself what a “bad apple,” Ernie was. She gave the marriage two years, “Good things come to those who wait,” she said.

The next move for the newlyweds was buying the dream home Molly wanted so much. According to Molly, when she saw the two-story ranch-style house in a quiet and family-oriented neighborhood, with an adjoining playground and dog park, she knew, “This is the one for us.”

She said Ernie picked her up and swung her around, telling her the house would be theirs. They called the realtor, and three weeks later they moved in-but as renters, not owners.

According to the loan officer, both had inadequate credit. The loan officer informed the couple that with neither earning more then minimum wage, and Ernie’s upcoming legal matters, he did not see a home in their near future.

Molly was devastated, recalled Candy. Besides being a mother, Molly wanted so much to be a homeowner, she said.

Another person who had doubts about the couple getting the home was Rita, Ernie’s mother. Tall and skinny, with waist-length red hair, Rita dressed and partied like a teenager. When she learned of her son attempting to purchase a home, she told relatives, “With Ernie’s credit and legal matters, he couldn’t get a loan for a candy bar.”

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08-27-2014 8:38:06 AM CST

Hello everyone, thank you for being at Books and Paintings by JoAnne. Please browse my website and check things out. I write mystery, paranormal, fantasy, true crime and poetry. Today I have the lovely and talented Becky Monson with her new release, "Thirty-Two Going on Spinster "

Blurb:

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

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Author Becky Monson

By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last… But it probably won’t. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called “This Chick Reads”.

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08-25-2014 9:27:11 PM CST

Hello and welcome to Books and Paintings by JoAnne. This week I have

new author David Russell as my guest. He is eager to tell you all about his

hot and steamy new book, "Dreamtime Sensuality".  Please make David

welcome and leave a comment.

 

Blurb:

 

Dreamtime Sensuality

Many a dream can be realized with a little forethought. The characters in this quartet of stories are intelligent, sensitive and literary. They are also supremely voyeuristic and open-minded. Their intelligence is counterbalanced by inhibitions, which they can only lose by premeditated seduction scenarios, which relate intimately to their professional, creative and cultural lives. The great effort each couple puts into arranging a scenario seems to enhance the quality of the experience. A great source of inspiration for this and other works has been the novel The Girl Beneath the Lion by André Pieyre de Mandiargues.

 

Seductive Semaphore: Fashion Designer Bethesda and journalist Hector live opposite each other, with windows facing. They make initial contact through visible, provocative gestures. Soon afterwards, they get direct contact when Hector assists Bethesda with her folio. She invites him round to model for some of her fashion creations, and proceeds to seduce him. The seduction continues with a ritual visit to a sports centre, and then to a beach. They leave it open as to whether their relationship could ever become long-term.

The Heroine and the Author: Dreamer Hecate discovers she has a terminal illness. She wants to make the most of the time she has left by being celebrated in literature as a charismatic, legendary figure. She meets Ferdinand, a ghost writer, who is happy to undertake this massive project with her. In the process, She gets an idea of his physique through jogging and the fitness centre. Then there is a seduction scene inspired by the literary models of Sappho and Donne. Being ‘open-minded’, they make a pact for each one to go and have a sexual adventure – his hetero, hers lesbian. Their relationship is enhanced by this extra dimension.

Dreamtime Sensuality: Romona, highly literary and highly inhibited, goes to an exotic island location. She deeply desires a passionate encounter. At the Pension where she stays, she meets Stefano, who fulfils her requirements exactly. The proprietress of the Pension picks up on Romona’s shyness, and gives her reassurance, including some practice in the art of kissing. Romona orchestrates an elaborate beach seduction scenario, and they are both fulfilled. They never meet again, but their exchange of emails and text messages goes on indefinitely.

Dancing with Danger: Verona is a Scriptwriter and Gareth an archaeologist. They both have ‘retreats’ near the coast, and discover their common interests. Verona contrives a half-seduction on a deserted beach, wearing 18th century retro gear – related to their common interests. After some further encounters, they give each other a ‘dare’ to go and have a really risky encounter with someone really dodgy. Gareth finds a young woman on the run. Verona has a rapturous encounter with someone who gets hauled in by the police, suspected of terrorism. She uses her charm on the interrogating police officer to extricate herself. So Verona and Gareth both meet up again, to tell their respective tales.

Excerpt:

Hecate read some verses of Sappho, which she felt totally appropriate to his slender grace, so nearly androgynous. She quoted a phrase demanding his fixed, concentrated stare into her eyes. The eye contact was clinched Hecate’s introduction was a quote from her.

Ferdinand responded to the prompt; he knew what he had to do—gradually, at intervals, he removed his garments one by one as she breathlessly read the hypnotic, seductive phrases.

His garments came off with ease and grace, he obviously had some long-repressed desire to do this. At last, he stood before her, beautiful, naked, and slender. Somehow, his spirit prevailed over his earlier reticence, he shed his shyness with his clothing. Since she saw him in trunks, Hecate anticipated this moment with such relish. If the pool had been empty when they were there, she would have taken them off there, or in the shower. Perhaps something could happen, or even be premeditated in the future, on a deserted beach, secluded amid the dunes.

She handed him a volume of the collected poems of John Donne. “Now, I think you know which one I want you to read me. Hmm…while we’ve been working together, I bet you’ve had some reveries of me undressing, you undressing me.”

I have to admit that is so and I know which poem you mean, it’s Elegy Nineteen—To His Mistress Going to Bed.

We really are on the same wavelength darling. I had learned of that poem as a young girl, with a desperate desire one day to enact it. Every word of it struck home as I disrobed alone, for years I yearned for that lovely partner to give me those instructions live.”

Ferdinand beamed, then quoted from near the end of the poem referring to the poet’s nakedness at the beginning of the action. Then he proceeded to read, with his lovely, hypnotic voice.

He really made Hecate’s girdle feel like Saturn’s rings As she undid her sash and cast it down, she felt her abdomen was bathed in heavenly light, visible only to spiritual eyes.

The request to remove her ‘breastplate’ gave her an etheric shudder. Taking off the brooch at the top of her dress felt like casting away a shield, affirming that strife and combat had been replaced by love.

In response to the exhortation to unlace, she felt deliciously nervous as her fingers twitched on her zips and buttons.

As the gown went off following the next command, Hecate felt she had emerged from a perennial cocoon, that she was the sun liberated from the constricting veils of night.

As for a ‘coronet’, Hecate was only wearing a slide, but removing it certainly helped her locks flow freely.

It was great to feel liberated from footwear; earlier on her high heels had felt so sexy. But now her stockinged feet tingled with electric desire.

With her underwear, admittedly she found nylon, calico and silk sexier than linen, but the word, so sensually uttered, really relevant. (from The Heroine and the Author- Story 2)

         

Book Links: Dreamtime Sensuality Antho - Devine Destinies

www.devinedestinies.com/Dreamtime-Sensuality-Antho/

 

Manic Readers - Dreamtime Sensuality by David S Russell ...

www.manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=bookDetail&bookid=47878

 

Author Bio: b. 1940. Resident in the UK.  Writer of poetry, literary criticism, speculative fiction and romance. Main

poetry collection, Prickling Counterpoints (1998); poems published in online International Times. Main speculative

works High Wired On (2002), Rock Bottom (2005). Translation of Spanish epic La Araucana, Amazon 2013. Romances;

Self's Blossom; Explorations, Further Explorations; Therapy Rapture; Darlene, An Esctatic Rendezvous (all pub Extasy

(Devine Destinies). Singer-songwriter/guitarist. Main CD albuns Bacteria Shrapnel and Kaleidoscope Concentrate.

Main tracks on You Tube, under 'Dave Russell'.

 

Author David S. Russell      


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08-24-2014 11:22:03 AM CST

Hello readers, and welcome to my blog. Today for this weeks Sneak Peek Sunday, I have chosen a section from "The House on Shady Lane." This story is one in my fantasy anthology, "Loves, Myths, and Monsters," published by Melange Books, and available for sale from Melange Books and other fine book distributors. I hope you like my selection. Thank you.

Excerpt:

Shelly knew what that meant, so she gathered up her bonnet and comb and headed for the house to heat water for her father’s weekly bath. That evening, one after another, using the same water, Pa, Ma and Garner had their baths. Shelly preferred the nearby creek on warm nights like tonight. But she heated enough water to fill the large metal washtub the family kept in the backyard. Then she slipped away to the creek with a bar of homemade honeysuckle-scented soap, a towel, and a cloth sack filled with biscuits smeared with the special boysenberry jam Ma had made. Maw was the best cook around, Shelly thought. Perhaps that’s the reason so many wanderers found the small secluded home with the large front porch. And why they all had to die. The family only had enough food to feed the family. Any and all visitors crossed their land at their own risk. Just then her daydreaming was interrupted by the rustling of bushes.

"Garner, I’m gonna kill you, if ya don’t stop spyin’ on me," she yelled. "Ladies need their privacy." She resumed her bathing. First she took the bar of soap in her petite hands and formed a rich lather. Then, using her right hand as a washcloth, she applied the white froth onto her neck, front, and back. The The House on Shady Lane bushes shook once again. "Garner, I’m gonna tell Pa on ya, this time, and ya know what that means."

"What are ya gonna tell Pa on a warm night like this," said the burly, dark-haired man emerging from the brush.

Shelly, momentarily taken back by the unexpected but captivating interruption, at first could not speak. Then, as sweet as syrup, she said, "Sir, you are invadin’ my privacy."

"Believe me, beautiful lady, there’s nothin’ private about your body now," he said with a lustful leer before climbing out of his torn clothing. "I’ve been here long enough to see everythin’."

"Then maybe you should join me and tell me all about your day," she said while he slithered into the cool water with her. She took him in her arms and ran her hands over his rock-hard body. "My…you are beautiful," she said. "I could just eat you up." After their extended and enthusiastic lovemaking with lots of splashing and moaning on Shelly’s part, she got out, dried off, and proceeded to send the man on his way…but....

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08-17-2014 7:24:33 PM CST

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a re-occuring visitor, the multi-talented

Tina Donahue. She is here to discuss her new hot and steamy release,

"CARNAL TAKEOVER". Please welcome Tina and leave a comment. Thank you.

 

by Tina Donahue

 

Carnal Takeover book cover

 

 

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Available August 22

 

Blurb:

 

During the day, she’s in charge—at night, he’ll take command of her body, their desires…

 

Dominance and discipline. Alexandra hungers for both from Daniel, the lead engineer on her

Alaskan energy project. She imagines him punishing then mounting her while his team watches.

Full-figured, Alexandra hasn’t had much luck with guys, especially ones so potently male. To

change that, she invites Daniel to teach her submission to his most carnal needs. She also invites

his men.

For too long, Daniel’s craved Alexandra’s lush figure and smarts. However, she’s his boss, it’s not

wise to mix business with pleasure, and no damn way does he intend to share her. After one lusty

night of her submitting to him and his men, Daniel claims Alexandra as his sub. On his terms. No

regrets. No strings. Yeah, right. Tell that to their hearts.

 

Inside scoop: Alexandra and Daniel set things on fire with a brief ménage. Lucky girl has several men

to fulfill her needs!

 

Excerpt:

 

Daniel debated whether to ask if she wanted in on their poker game. Before he could, she moved to a shelf of plastic plates. With her beer bottle next to them, she pulled off her other glove, her scarves, parka, and tossed them on an empty bench. She wore construction boots, jeans, a plaid flannel shirt in black and red, along with thermal underwear that peeked from beneath her collar and the ends of her sleeves. In other words, clothing identical to what he and the others had on.

Unlike them, she looked adorable, her long, chestnut hair braided, the end of it dangling above her ass. Her lush buttocks filled out her jeans nicely, begging a guy’s hands to explore every inch of them. Daniel couldn’t count the times he’d wanted to indulge himself in that, along with snuggling his face between her full, ripe breasts that were beyond womanly. Alexandra’s body was all softness and curves, meant for a man’s use.

Though not his. When she noticed him watching, indecision, and what might have been unease, flickered across her face. She took another prolonged swig of her beer.

Cool it, he ordered himself. Clearly, he was scaring her.

With a ton of willpower, Daniel turned back to his cards, not seeing any of them, no matter how long or hard he tried. Alexandra remained in his thoughts.

She’d moved to the pool table in the corner and kept rolling the cue ball across the torn green felt. Each time the ball hit the side of the table, Daniel’s heart jumped. In his peripheral vision, he noticed she’d focused on him again. Nat kept shooting him looks that asked, ‘What the fuck’s going on?’

Only Alexandra knew, and she wasn’t telling.

Intrigued, Daniel glanced over.

She didn’t turn away as he’d expected, but regarded him with such naked hunger, his mouth went dry. A trickle of sweat ran down his chest. Was she actually coming on to him? In front of his crew?

She stopped bouncing the ball in her hand. Her face flushed, making her eyes seem even bluer. She murmured, “Do you want to play with me?”

For too many damned weeks, and she must have finally caught on. Her throaty voice had dropped even lower, sounding nearly as deep as his. Junior noticed that and her double entendre. Bending over, he muffled his snicker as he pretended to get another beer.

Daniel said the only thing he could, given the other guys. “You want to play pool?”

Alexandra regarded the ball, her expression saying she just noticed it and the table she’d leaned against. Her forehead and cheeks pinked up even more. If Daniel had been a betting man, he would have wagered she was debating whether to stay or run.

She didn’t move a muscle. Her body language changed, showing her sudden decision. Her determination to dig in here as she’d often done on the site, as though her life depended upon it. “If that’s what you want to do first.”

First? Nat kicked him under the table. Daniel ignored him. “I don’t understand.”

Alexandra put the ball down. “We can make it interesting. Play for our clothes, unless you prefer strip poker.” She gestured to the deck of cards. “I’m game for either, and everything that comes after it.”

 

BIO:

 

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and

historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist,

Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her

erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the

2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance

Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love

Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and

Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and

2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years).

Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–

winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

 

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08-11-2014 7:20:53 PM CST

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talented Tina Donahue and her box set, BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES, one hot and sexy set of

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The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are

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than one.

This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and

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 Blurb for Tina Donahue’s Make Me Surrender (menage): She has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

For over a year, Mercy’s had her eye on Travis and Dutch, two of the hottest guys on the Oregon coast.

Dark and dangerously virile, Travis owns a saloon that caters to bikers. Dutch looks like one, right down to

his impressive tats, and operates a motorcycle repair shop on the premises. When a position opens in the

saloon’s kitchen, Mercy sees a way to be near these sinfully sexy men, wanting the job and lodging, her cabin

snuggled between theirs. Travis isn’t so sure about having Mercy nearby. She’s deliciously curvy, but too

nice. He’s into temporary fun. To Dutch, forever is a dirty word. Imagine their surprise when sweet little

Mercy encourages wild nights of carnal pleasure with a dash of bondage and spanking…followed by 

friendship and tenderness.  Before she’s through, these tough guys will be the ones who’ve surrendered.  

 

Excerpt #1: 

Shaking off her uncertainty, Mercy pulled a plate from beneath the counter. On it was her gift to Travis and Dutch. Treats she always offered them when they came here.

Travis reached the counter first, his long fingers wrapped around a bottle of Lipton’s Iced Tea and three packages of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Mercy’s mouth went dry. She imagined his hands on her, the pads of his thumbs dragging over her nipples, sending a thrum of delight through her body.

She managed a wobbly smile. He produced an interested grin, making a dimple in his beard-shadowed cheek. Her belly fluttered and her heart sank. His attention was on the plate she’d set out, not her.

Hey,” she murmured, soft and warm.

His gaze flicked up. A flash of heat burned in his dreamy eyes before it faded beneath what appeared to be confusion. As though he hadn’t expected that sultry greeting to have come from her. “Hey.”

His voice was so fucking deep and rough, Mercy had difficulty breathing. Jill made a noise that sounded too turned on. Mercy kicked her friend’s running shoe; an order for her to beat it.

Jill pivoted and hurried off, her narrow shoulders drawn to her skinny body, her blonde ponytail bouncing over her thin neck.

Want one?” Mercy breathed to Travis. She stroked the lip of the plate with the same care she would his balls and cock. If he’d only let her.

Travis studied her breasts as though he’d never noticed them before, which he hadn’t. Given the unusual summer heat, the air conditioning had kicked on, making it nicely chilly in here. The cold air had pebbled Mercy’s nipples against her stretchy cotton tee. When she’d seen him and Dutch pull up, she’d ditched her shapeless Fast Fill jacket.

Travis’s sexy smile said he appreciated her boobs.

Mercy pulled back her shoulders to give him an even better look at her chest.

Joining them, Dutch dropped packs of M&M’s and Lay’s potato chips on the counter. “What’s this?” He regarded the plate.

Travis dragged his attention back to the gourmet cupcakes. Mercy had baked them this morning, hoping he and Dutch would show up as they usually did on Sunday afternoons. Their only time off.

Breakfast and dessert,” she cooed.

Travis lifted one dark eyebrow. Dutch had finally discovered her tight-as-hell nipples and remained riveted on them. “Huh?”

Mercy’s skin prickled with excitement and more than a little lust. “Technically, they’re bacon and banana cupcakes, with maple, peanut butter, and bacon topping.”

She ran her finger over the edge of one then offered a taste of the frosting to both men. Eager to know who’d lick her first. “Try it. It’s as good as the other stuff I’ve given you.”

They reached for her at the same time, their hands bumping each other. Dutch curled his fingers around her wrist. Before he could lift her hand, Travis drew Mercy’s finger between his lips.

She blinked wildly. Her pulse pounded out of control at the wet heat of his mouth and Dutch running his thumb over her wrist. Travis suckled gently, swirling his tongue around Mercy’s nail, driving her crazy with need.

Hmm.” His prominent Adam’s apple bobbed with his swallow.

She fought an insane urge to lick it and his bristly throat.

You should try this,” he said to Dutch.

I was about to.” He twisted his mouth at her finger still damp from Travis’s awesome tongue. Dutch kept stroking her skin, until he seemed to realize what he was doing. After releasing her, he grabbed a cupcake and devoured half of it in one bite. Frosting clung to the corners of his mouth.

Mesmerized, Mercy watched him chew.

He swallowed. “Fuck—I mean, damn, this is good. Even better than the other ones you’ve made.”

Travis nodded as he gobbled his cupcake. Another strand of hair swayed forward, grazing his unshaven cheek.

Sex radiated from them, weakening every part of Mercy’s body, making her reckless and bold.

I have a proposition,” she whispered.

Dutch’s chews slowed. Travis forced down a swallow and frowned. “What? Didn’t hear that.”

She spoke louder. “A proposition. I have one.”

 

AUTHOR TAGLINE’S FOR NOVELLAS IN BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES

Dark Wolf Enterprises

A.M. Griffin

Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.

 

Building Bridges

Amy Ruttan

A vet tech and a lone wolf rancher ride out a sudden storm, but can they weather the emotions they stir up in each other...

 

Three Strikes

Anya Richards

Two lonely men. One secret affair. Irresistible passion that will push them both to the breaking point, and beyond.

 

A Cowboy’s Seduction

Cynthia D’Alba

One exhausted cowboy + One uptight accountant x A tropical resort = A hot seduction. But who is seducing whom?

 

Born to Sin

Danica Avet

A tomboy in love makes a desperate attempt to seduce her best friend and succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. But this Alpha male isn’t easily tamed and has secrets that could very well tear them apart.

 

The Sound of Your Name

Felice Fox

Their silent erotic encounters change his luck and awaken his soul, but secrets and cowboy superstitions can only keep them apart.

 

Beneath the Pages

Jennifer Kacey

One wicked night with her did nothing but whet his appetite. Now he’ll settle for nothing less than her complete submission.

 

Cruising for Love

Lynne Silver

A vacation cruise comes with surprises—like the BDSM theme and her high school love, the one man she can’t resist.

 

Whipped

Sabrina York

A scalding attraction. An irresistible passion. A pity she’s the one woman he can never have…

 

Chief Sin

Sayde Grace

A taste of Sin isn’t enough. Instead she wants all of him, including the heart she once broke.

 

Make Me Surrender

Tina Donahue

When it comes to two of the hottest guys in town, she has a proposition…to win their attention, passion, hearts.

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BIO:

 

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

 

FB Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/TinaDonahueBooks

Email: tina@tinadonahue.com

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Blog: http://www.tinadonahue.com/blog/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinadonahue

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/authortina/my-books/

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/tinadonahue

My page at TRR: http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/mypageprofile.php?location=tinadonahue

EC Author Page: https://www.ellorascave.com/index.php/authors/index/author/slug/tina-donahue/

Samhain Author Page: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/Tina-Donahue-pa-1630.html

 


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08-10-2014 10:47:05 PM CST

Good morning viewers. My name is JoAnne Myers and I am here to help celebrate the release of "The Tesla Gate" by the multi-talented John D. Mimms. I am the author of 7 published books by three publishing companies, so please stay and check out my website. I also canvas paint, which make great gifts and home decor'.

Excerpt:
 
With the world thrown into chaos, Thomas Pendleton is eager to make up for many broken promises to his six-year-old son, Seth. Soon after the storm, they set out on a road trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, completely unaware of the social and political maelstrom they’re heading into that will change their lives forever.
 
 
Author Bio:
 
John D. Mimms is a business owner, paranormal researcher, and author. John served as the Technical Director for the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST). During his four-year tenure with the organization, he helped supervise over 100 investigations and wrote more than sixteen technical articles. One of John's articles, titled "A Christmas Carol Debunked," was read live on Parazona Radio by Paul Bradford of Ghost Hunters International fame. John also wrote the ARPAST technical/training manual which is a comprehensive guide on equipment usage, investigation protocol, and scientific theory for paranormal research.
 
In 2009 John decided to couple his knowledge of paranormal phenomena with his lifelong love of literary fiction. Among his titles are The Great Keep, Death Theory, and The Lemonade Girl. John is currently working on book two of The Tesla Gate trilogy.
 
 

Where to find John:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-D-Mimms-Author/260039150690683

http://www.ghliterary.com/john-d-mimms/

http://www.twitter.com/JohnDMimms

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08-03-2014 7:48:39 AM CST

Good morning all, here is my Sneak Peek Sunday snippet. It is from my upcoming detective/mystery anthology, "Flagitious".  I hope you enjoy it and my website. Please leave a comment for your chance to win a print copy of my poetry collection, "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between." Thank you and have a great Sunday.

Flagitious

To Solve His Mother’s Murder

After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother’s untimely murder, Steven Moore returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets, and threats, he is determined to find his mother’s killer, even at the cost of his own life. Was his mother, Wanda, a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, to solve his mother’s murder.

3381 Market Street

Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning her nephew, Charlie’s absence. She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman’s courage to avenge a child’s murder, while finding unexpected love.

The Other Couple’s Child

Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple’s child?

The Tarot Card Murders

New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio, returns to his small county determined to abolish crime. Not until death knocked on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them? He took an oath to protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust, riches, and power offered, or are the ‘dark forces’ stronger than his will?


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08-02-2014 8:03:08 AM CST

Good morning everyone. It is My Sexy Saturday already. How the time flies. Here is my version for this weeks story. It is from "The Truth Behind the Lies," one story in my paranormal anthology, "Wicked Intentions." Thank you for visiting my website.

                                                                                                The Truth Behind the Lies

To my delight, Rosa and I arrived at the front steps of the resort at the same time. As she exited her taxi, I ran to her from behind and swept her off her dainty feet. She squealed with delight. Though my bruises and that broken wrist hurt like hell, I raced through the entrance as some on-lookers gasped with horror while others laughed at my horny cave man antics.

"They’re going call the Island police on us," Rosa said through her giggles as we reached my suite.

"Who cares?" I said as she pulled my entrance key from my shirt pocket and opened the door. We by-passed the hotel goodies I had ordered which sat on a nearby stand. I carried her directly into the bedroom and threw her onto the luxurious bed. She squealed again. "Don’t move." I told her, before jaunting into the adjoining bathroom and retrieving two pain pills from the medicine cabinet. I swallowed them with faucet water using my hand as a makeshift cup. I then joined my future wife who had kindly retrieved our basket of goodies from the living room. We took turns feeding and undressing each other in between glasses of the bubbly and cuisine. Afterward, we got down to the raw and unbridled passionate fundamental necessities of life—fornication.

We holed up until the next evening and came out only after the management made frequent trips to my door begging us to keep down the noise. On my fourth call for room service, we were informed the resort had run out of food and perhaps we should try one of the area restaurants. We got the hint. They wanted us gone for a while. After a hot and steamy shower together, we hit the night life.

Buy links for “Wicked Intentions” A paranormal/mystery anthology

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers

        

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07-31-2014 11:03:45 AM CST

Hello all, just a quick note to let you know I am featured on the Tina Donahue and Anne Lange blogs this month. I will be featured on the Anne Lange blog several times within the upcoming months, due to the fact of my having 7 published books to promote. Please do stop in and say "hi" and leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy of my poetry collection, "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between."  Thank you

http://authorannelange.com/2014/07/31/writing-paranormal-with-joanne-myers/

www.tinadonahue.com/blog


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07-22-2014 3:16:19 PM CST

    JoAnne's Book Hooks

 

Hello readers, I am happy to be participating in Book Hooks.  This is a great pleasure and opportunity for aspiring authors. I am proud to be the author of 7 books so far. I hope you enjoy my Book Hook and choose to shop around my website to check out my books and paintings. I have always had a flare for art, and my canvas paintings are signed and framed, making them great gifts, or home decor'.  Today I will introduce you to my newly released true crime anthology, Twisted Love, published by Black Rose Writing. Thank you for stopping by.

  Blurbs from “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad-a biography true crime

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love

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07-15-2014 10:43:13 AM CST

Good morning viewers, I am busy with volunteering for Heartfelt Promotions. I now have my website listed on theirs and a link to other information about me and my books. I have been locating romance authors who are interested in doing blog tours with HFP.  I emailed a bunch and just received my first rejection. This author says she is to busy right now but thanked me for thinking of her.

I was interviewed on the Barbara Bradley blog, “There’s all this stuff in my head.” Please stop by and say “hi” or leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy of my book, “Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.”

http://barbaradonlonbradley.blogspot.com/2014/07/meet-my-guest-joanne-tucker-is-back.html

Please leave any comments you like and I will see you later.


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07-11-2014 1:57:45 PM CST

Hello again viewers. I am back for another day of posting to help John D. Mimms, celebrate the release of "The Tesla Gate." I too, am a talented author of 6 published books by three publishing companies. Please stay and check out my website. I also canvas paint, which make great gifts and home decor'. Thank you and enjoy this days post, which is also a writing tip, entitled "Writing Paranormal."

                                                                                               

When it comes to fiction writing, almost anything goes. That is why I love writing paranormal stories. The author can go completely over the edge and make something unbelievable seem believable. When it comes to ghost stories, I get a lot of my inspiration from real life experiences. Not necessarily my own either. I watch television programs that partake of the supernatural and paranormal flare. Programs from ordinary people who claim they experienced either an afterlife experience, or a haunting.


Some of the stories from my paranormal anthology, “Wicked Intentions” are based on actual hauntings. In The Legend of Lake Manor, I placed my young psychic, Cassandra Lopez, in a haunted mansion I fashioned on my knowledge of a three-story mansion in my hometown and information from television about a restaurant/bar in Ohio, supposedly ruled by demons so violent that the local police are constantly closing it down.

A television documentary about a young mother plagued by ghost sightings since childhood, inspired The Haunting of Barb Marie and her gift/curse.

And The Apartment, in which my newlyweds, Bill and Gayle, are plagued by sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and theirs lives, originated from a real apartment haunted by the ghosts of two homosexual lovers who died violently. The legend says no tenant is able to stay there until the spirits are chased off by a paranormal investigation team.

On the Discovery Channel, I got the idea for Summer Wind. I learned of the colonial explorer Jonathon Carver who lived during the 1700s and whose ghost is believed to be haunting the Summerwind estate, built in the early 20th century. Carver’s ghost is, supposedly, searching the house’s foundations for deeds to a vast tract of land (10,000 square miles) given to him by Sioux Indian chiefs as a reward for the peace treaty he created between two warring tribes. In my Summer Wind, 29 year-old Ginger is mysteriously drawn to the old mansion, and like the many owners of the real mansion, the haunting had a negative and profound effect on Ginger and her family.

Another investigative program concerned one sister’s psychic premonitions about her twin’s murder. This led to my story, Blood Ties, and my heroine, Audra Roper’s dark, disturbing visions of her sister’s disappearance and the roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue that followed. Dark Visions came from reading a newspaper story while sitting in a diner. A young woman began having visions of her father's disappearance that was actually his murder from years earlier. So, my Carrie Reynolds starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday and believes these ‘dark visions’ can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.

I set my murder mystery, The Truth Behind the Lies, on Norfolk Island after following a three year long murder investigation on that island from 2003. In my story, Federal Police Inspector Ian Christian faces attacks, more murders and ghostly occurrences, and the killer is closer than anyone realizes.

So, the next time you get Writer’s Block, or need a new idea, try switching on the television, open a newspaper, delve into history or simply look and listen. You will find something to stimulate your muse.

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books and original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

My other books:

"MURDER MOST FOUL" a detective/mystery anthology

"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology

"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime

“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”

"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology

Upcoming Release:

“FLAGITIOUS,” a crime and paranormal novella collection available in August

Buy Links for "Wicked Intentions"

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

Paperback:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers

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07-08-2014 3:51:27 PM CST

Hello viewers, today I would like to introduce the multi-talented Charmaine Gordon, to my blog. Please leave any comments you would like. Thank you for tuning in.

 

Thank you JoAnne, for inviting me to be your guest. Here’s a bit about me as an introduction:

I didn’t realize at the time while working as an actor in NYC, daytime drama, commercials, stage, I’d become a sponge soaking up dialogue, setting, and stage directions. I learned many tools of writing during the years watching directors like Mike Nichols and actors including Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Billy Crystal. And would you believe, I was Geraldine Ferraro’s stand-in leg model, my first job giving me entrée into all the Unions needed to work. When the sweet time ended, I began another career and creative juices flowed. Now I write stories about women who Survive and Thrive taking one step and then another to move forward. ”

You can reach me at

http://authorCharmaineGordon.wordpress.com

http://www.facebook.com/charmaine.gordon
CharmaineGordon@CharJGordon


 

What is the working title of your book?  "Farewell, Hello" is the title of my latest release, by Vanilla Heart Publishing. I’ve been under contract with them for four years. This is my fourteenth book.

Do you write under a pen name?
As an actor I used my real name and when I changed careers, I decided to stay with the familiar. In fact, when I married my second husband, my darling first died suddenly, I kept my surname. Hmm. Stubborn or maybe there’s a story in there. Not.

Where did the idea come from for the book?  The beginning of "Farewell, Hello" is based on a true story, an early part of my life. I cried and laughed while writing, something I always do, and then a shift in mood occurred when the war in Korea happened. The story moved in a different direction. I’ve often read that a story is like a circle that begins and ends in a similar place. And so does "Farewell, Hello". That’s where the title comes from.

What genre does your book fall under?  "Farewell, Hello" is Romance/ with Suspense.


Do you have other published works? Yes. I’ve been called a writing machine with fourteen books to my credit. Most are full length novels, some are novellas and some are long/short stories. When I write I keep in mind that when a story is finished, it’s time to write The End. I’m building a platform and hope it doesn’t topple when I climb up. I finish one book, do the promo and spread the word. Then another story wakes me in the night. In the morning I write. Survive and thrive, strong women who begin again to move on taking one step and then another. Now I’ve written a series of Mature Romances for the fifty five and older who believe “It isn’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? My first book, To Be Continued, has been optioned for a television movie. I picture Annette Benning in the leading role and Kevin Costner as one of the men in her life.

What is the one or two-sentence synopsis of your book?

Blurb:

That first kiss... that first incredible, agonizing, bellyache-making first kiss. Soon, Joy and Danny are inseparable, planning a future -- a life, together.

A kiss goodbye couldn't prepare the high school sweethearts for all that lay ahead. A family crisis, a tornado, and the Korean War brought their plans to a screeching halt, and changed their futures... but maybe not their forever.

 Is your book self-published, or represented/published by an agency?  Vanilla Heart Publishing offered a contract to me four and a half years ago. Together, we’ve forged a bond of trust and friendship. I couldn’t ask for a better home for my books.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  I write and the next day I edit so there are no first drafts until I send it to my publisher Changes may be suggested; a word here, a paragraph there. The rewrite is fast. That’s where listen and trust comes in. "Farewell, Hello" absorbed about three months of writing time. Mentally, it seemed like a year.

What other books or authors would you compare this story to within your genre?  I’ve been told my style of writing is similar to Anita Shreve and Susan Isaacs for humor combined with realistic stories. What honorable company to be in.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? A picture in my mind kept returning until finally I had to write about how I met my first love. Now I can breathe easy knowing the story is told, based on truth. Read it. Get lost in the innocence of romance in 1948.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  Not only does a war interfere with the lovers plans but use your imagination to picture the young pilot try to reconnect after hanging up on his sweetheart only to find that a tornado has brought down phone wires across the country and he can’t reach her. . .What happens next changes the course of their lives.

Are there any writing-related websites you have found beneficial in your writing?  I belong to Coffee Time and Savvy authors and on Sunday, I participate in WEWRIWA, a community of writers who post eight sentences on Sunday for constructive critique.

Where can we find your work? (Ex: Website links, blog links, publishers
links)

           

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5WW6Z4

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/farewell-hello/id888930495

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/farewell-hello-charmaine-gordon/1119733592

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/447582

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-farewellhello-1555741-149.html


 

 


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07-07-2014 5:17:21 AM CST

Good morning readers. I am happy to be a part of the Innocence Proclaimed Blog Tour. I hope you enjoy my blog and choose to check out my other pages. My post today is an inspirational writing tip entitled "Never Give Up."  Also, I have blurbs, excerpt, and buy links for my newly released fantasy anthology, "Loves, Myths, and Monsters," a collection of 11 fantasy tales starring the Mothman, the Chupracabra, Mermaids, time travel, a demonic cellmate, and etc. Please leave a comment along with your name and contact info, for a chance to win a print copy of my poetry collection, "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between." Thank you for stopping by.

NEVER GIVE UP: by JoAnne Myers

For as long as I can remember, I have had an artistic flare-whether that be for writing, painting, sewing or drawing. I recall as a child how much I enjoyed drawing. The writing came later. My seventh grade English teacher was Mrs. Henderson-a young mother and wife. She gave us a writing assignment and after gifting me with an A+ told me I should consider writing as a career. She meant as a journalist. I did not take her advise and become a journalist (one of my many misgivings). My mind went toward other things as many young girls dream of-a husband, home, and family of my own. I put my love for writing and painting on hold for years. I unfortunately married a man who like my mother never encouraged me to be artistic. It was not until my children were grown and I no longer had a husband, that I went back to my first love-art. I got a late start, but always encouraged my children and others to partake of artistic endeavors. I now have six books under contract with two publishing houses. So my words to you all, is that no matter what road you choose, never forget your passion, and always keep it close to heart. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from enjoying your natural talents. You might need to put art on a temporary hold, but never ever give up.

Blurbs for “Loves, Myths and Monsters” 11 tales of fantasy, intrigue, and mystery, entwined within the human world

Welcome To Anna
Little does 17 year old Zoe, realize, but the Chupracabra followed her to Ohio from South America. What happens next is a series of chilling mysteries, and unsuspecting friendships and love.

The Hunter's Bride
When all game warden Daren Abram, had to worry about was which lucky lady to woo, he comes to the realization that his town is being stalked by the reincarnation of the town's legend.

Moon People
For teenage mermaid Constance, coming to the quaint seaside town of Willowick, is heavenly, until she falls for mortal boy Drake. For the town to survive, Constance is forced to choose between her kind and the boy and town she loves.

The Pack
When young Lycan Sonny Red Blanket, a Shawnee Indian falls for mortal girl Drenda Way, he must save her from his fellow Lycan's and stop a werewolf uprising.

The Bidding
Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

The Agreement
Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an "agreement" between the town and a permanent demonic "guest", only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

For The Love Of Ginnie
Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.

Is It Only A Myth?
When 32-year-old Vinton County Sheriff, James "Jim" Connors, discovers he has a Mothman hunting in his county, he stops at nothing to save his citizens.

The Proposition
The rough and ready cowboy John Queenie gets the shock of his life, when the ad to break a "wild filly" turns out to be a fiery Quaker girl named Tess. This is a story proving love conquers all.

The House On Shady Lane
A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

Love's Curse
When an Egypt love curse scroll is stolen from a Dean's office, persons begin dying in bizarre and grisly ways, with the college's mascot a Viking King statue jokingly blamed for it.

 

Excerpt

For the Love of Ginnie

I don’t know why I wanted to save the life of a person I never met. Maybe it was because I was tired of bachelorhood. Maybe it was because I was a chemist and the unusual, and unexplained, fascinated me. Or, maybe, it was because I was obsessed with this twenty-year-old, dark-haired beauty named Mary Virginia “Ginnie” Wade I had read about. These questions filtered through my mind as I drove to the bar to meet my best friend Will.

Will’s favorite hangout was “The Bling,” originally an old truck stop on State Route 93, in Nelsonville, Ohio. The place became a restaurant/lounge/dance hall and brothel when semis no longer became a necessity for long distance hauling. The invention of the transporter also replaced many other primitive jobs such as mail delivery and travel. “The Bling” was best known for the large flashing lights suggesting scantily clad women in seductive positions above the front entrance, and its “bulldogs,” monster-sized bouncers in Armani suits who patrolled its two-block perimeter, inside and out.

“The Bling,” just another joint with a sleazy atmosphere, like all alcohol-serving establishments, differed only in that it catered exclusively to class “A” clientele. Politely—or maybe not so politely—everyone called it the “Whorehouse for the rich and bored.” Its reputation grew. Its income grew even faster.

I pulled up in front and exited my vintage DeLorian, tossing the keys to the baby-faced valet, by-passed the doorman with no questions asked. Just an exchange of large smiles between us. Will was also part-owner.

As I entered the twenty-four carat gold, electronic doors, Will immediately spotted me and motioned me toward the bar with his diamond embellished hand.

I loved sitting at the bar. It was the perfect place to see the shows. “Two double scotches and water,” Will said, as we shook hands, and I slid into my seat beside him, just as the tall, leggy waitress produced the drinks in an instant.

I immediately recognized the “girl” as one of the latest “do-everything-like-a-wife” robotics. Robot manufacturing had become a booming business since the last war destroyed the immune and reproductive systems in most humans, especially females.

“I don’t know why you waste your time flirting with non-humans,” I said, cautiously sipping my drink. The immense emptiness of not being able to acquire a wife and soul mate, I felt at this age in my life, almost drove me to alcoholism, but my boss and mentor, Doctor Obar Gabry, intervened, saving my life and promising career.

“Because, dear friend,” Will began, “beggars can’t be choosey, and ladies are in scarce supply. Beside, these ‘girls’ are all pink inside.”

“Ugh!” I said, gulping down a large swallow of alcohol as if it could wash away my friend’s vile mental picture from my mind.

“Come on, Alex, loosen up. Live a little.” Will motioned to the waitress for another round of drinks. “You’re alive, so act like it. Don’t let your beautiful mind go to waste. This world needs people like you. People started treating me like a god once I became an entrepreneur, and I love it.”

I had to laugh. Maybe my self-pity stage had outlived its use. Only I can find a wife for myself. I certainly won’t ask Will to hook me up. His sense of values are as artificial as the women he beds.

The pain and loneliness I felt at times from yearning for a life-long partner and family wasn’t easy to accomplish. Scientific and Medical technology still could not reverse the sterilization effects on the female species.

Sure there were some human women to date. But most were either sterile, too old, too young, or there was just no chemistry between the two of us. I wanted that spark that unites between two people madly in love...like my parents. I never met any couple happier with one another then my beloved parents. That’s the kind of love I want…never ending.

The emptiness and frustration of not finding companionship at times made me want to die. But that was the loneliness talking. I know that now. I love life. I want to live, and I know who I want for a wife. It’s just that meeting her would be a little tricky.

Abruptly, I asked, “What do you think about time travel?”

“Are you serious?” Will asked. “Scientists have tried to conquer time travel for hundreds of years, and failed.”

“Maybe they failed because they weren’t Doctor Gabry and me.”

Will looked at me in awe. “Oh, my god, you’re serious!”

“We discovered something today in the lab,” I said, giving him an arrogant smile. “We believe this is the answer.”

“So who is to be the Guinea pig?”

“Me.”

Silence came from Will, then a gasp. “That could be suicide.”

“Or the biggest discovery of the thirtieth century.”

Author Bio:

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paints.

When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

 

Buy Links:

MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters

Other books by JoAnne:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery

Wicked Intentions-7 bone chilling paranormal tales

The Crime of the Century-a biography true crime

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Upcoming Releases:

Twisted Love-a biography true crime anthology available July

Flagitious-a detective/mystery novella anthology available August 2014

Contact JoAnne:

joannetucker98@yahoo.com

http://www.facebook.com/joanne.myers.927

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=1990

http://twitter.com/scooterismine/

 

 


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07-06-2014 5:19:15 AM CST

      Good morning readers, I am happy you stopped by my blog. For my Sneak Peek Sunday, I have a blurb from my new release, "Twisted Love", a true crime anthology.  Thank you and have a great day.

Blurb for “Twisted Love” available here: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love

It’s a chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar. Whether only an acquaintance or a trusted intimate, such killers share a common trait that triggers the downward spiral toward death for another: they are masters at hiding who they really are. Their clever masks let them appear safe, kind, and truthful. They are anything but — and almost no one can detect the murderous impulses buried deep in their psyches. In these shattering inside views of both headlined and little-known homicides, Myers speaks for vulnerable victims who loved or befriended the wrong people. She begins with the startling investigations, of the kidnapping and murder of young wife and mother Autumn Renee Williams. In March 22, 2011, a small-town alley was the setting for an ambush and kidnapping. What really happened? Baffling questions remain unanswered, for hundreds of people. If anyone had detected the depth of depravity within these psychopathic killers, perhaps their victims who loved or trusted them would have been saved. In these riveting cases of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity, JoAnne Myers exposes the twisted truth behind the façades of Twisted Love-12 cases of love gone bad.

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07-03-2014 10:14:22 AM CST

I am talking about writing mystery on the Sarah Grimm blog today, July 3, 2014. Please stop by and say “hi” or leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy of my book, “Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.” http://www.sarahgrimm.com/blog

 Here are a few other blogs I have been on lately.

http://tempesteoriley.com/guest-author-wednesdays-jo-anne-myers/

http://thewritewaycafe.blogspot.com/2014/07/writing-paranormal-by-joanne-myers.html?showComment=1404266037294#c5723148321750743510

http://nancyjardinefeatures.blogspot.co.uk/

http://slingwords.blogspot.com/2014/06/thursday3some-crime-of-the-century-by.html

http://www.tonivsweeney.com/tvsweeney%40tonivsweeney.com/Blog/Entries/2014/6/26_Murder_Most_Foul.html


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06-28-2014 9:19:35 PM CST

Hello viewers, I am back for Sneak Peek Sunday. I hope your enjoy my selection of mystery. This is from my true crime biography available here:

Blurb for "The Crime of the Century"-a shocking true story

The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.

What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.

With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.

This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man’s perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.

Order your copy of “The Crime of the Century” by JoAnne Myers here http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/the-crime-of-the-century-a-shocking-true-story

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06-25-2014 2:10:44 PM CST

Hello viewers, my email address has changed. I recently got hacked into so I got an entire new email address through Frontier. Here is the new address  joannemyers@frontier.com  

Here are the blurbs and buy links to all five of my available books, "Murder Most Foul", "The Crime of the Century", "Wicked Intentions", "Loves, Myths, and Monsters," and "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between".

Blurb for "The Crime of the Century"-a shocking true story

The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.

What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.

With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.

This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man’s perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.

Order your copy of “The Crime of the Century” by JoAnne Myers here http://www.blackrosewriting.com/non-fiction/the-crime-of-the-century-a-shocking-true-story

 

Blurb for “Murder Most Foul” a detective/mystery

When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.

The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. Determined to find the truth, before anymore killings, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.

“Murder Most Foul,” www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html

Here is the link to buy it directly from LULU:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/murder-most-foul/paperback/product-21183493.html

 

Blurbs for “Wicked Intentions” 7 bone chilling paranormal tales

BLOOD TIES- word count 15, 902

After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six year old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisa’s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’s life becomes a roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue.

THE HAUNTING OF BARB MARIE- word count 9,845

Even as a child, Barb Marie saw dead people. This took an unhealthy toil on her throughout her childhood and young adulthood.

SUMMER WIND-word count 13,039

When twenty-nine year old Ginger discovers the old mansion Summer Wind, she is mysteriously drawn to it. . Immediately, the haunting’s have a negative and profound effect on the family.

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES-laying the Norfolk ghost to rest

Solving the brutal murder of American born Ruthie Geil becomes a gauntlet of attacks and more murders for Federal Police Inspector Ian Christian. Between the victims family, ex-lovers, and ghostly occurrences on Norfolk Island, the killer is closer than anyone realizes.

THE LEGEND OF LAKE MANOR-word count 8,297

For the young psychic Cassandra Lopez, coming to the infamous and haunted mansion Lake Manor, was more like a mission.

THE APARTMENT-word count 5,188

When young newlyweds Bill and Gayle move into their new apartment, their lives are plagued with sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and lives.

DARK VISIONS-word count 5,170

When Carrie Reynold’s starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her “dark visions” can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.

Buy links for “Wicked Intentions” A paranormal/mystery anthology

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/WickedIntentions.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=wicked+intentions&categoryId=100501

http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Intentions-JoAnne-Myers-ebook/dp/B00GNRUF40/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384531716&sr=1-1&keywords=wicked+intentions+myers

 

BLURBS FOR “LOVES’, MYTHS’, AND MONSTERS’,”

WELCOME TO ANNA

Little does 17 year old Zoe, realize, but the Chupracabra followed her to Ohio from South America. What happens next is a series of chilling mysteries, and unsuspecting friendships and love.

THE HUNTER’S BRIDE

When all game warden Daren Abram, had to worry about was which lucky lady to woo, he comes to the realization that his town is being stalked by the reincarnation of the town’s legend. 

MOON PEOPLE

For teenage mermaid Constance, coming to the quaint seaside town of Willowick, is heavenly, until she falls for mortal boy Drake. For the town to survive, Constance is forced to choose between her kind and the boy and town she loves.

THE BIDDING

Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

THE AGREEMENT

Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an “agreement” between the town and a permanent demonic “guest”, only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

LOVE’S CURSE

When an Egypt love curse scroll is stolen from a Dean’s office, persons begin dying in bizarre and grisly ways, with the college’s mascot a Viking King statue jokingly blamed for it.

THE PACK

When young Lycan Sonny Red Blanket, a Shawnee Indian falls for mortal girl Drenda Way, he must save her from his fellow Lycan’s and stop a werewolf uprising.

IS IT ONLY A MYTH?

When 32-year-old Vinton County Sheriff, James “Jim“ Connors, discovers he has a Mothman hunting in his county, he stops at nothing to save his citizens.

FOR THE LOVE OF GINNIE

Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.

THE HOUSE ON SHADY LANE

A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

THE PROPOSITION

The rough and ready cowboy John Queenie gets the shock of his life, when the ad to break a “wild filly” turns out to be a fiery Quaker girl named Tess. This is a story proving love conquers all.

Buy Links:

MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Myths-Monsters-Collection-Urban-ebook/dp/B00JL3J4P4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1397151617&sr=1-1&keywords=Loves%2C+Myths+and+Monsters

 

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Hello viewers, welcome to my blog once more. This June 19, 2014, I have the honor of Author Anne B. Cole, being my guest. She is here to talk about her new release Souls Entwined.

 

Souls Entwined

 

Released April 30, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing

A Romantic Suspense Time Travel Paranormal 

Souls Entwined Blurb

 

When a cursed family heirloom sends Gretta Dobbs back in time, a hunky construction worker, Sam Daggett, suddenly finds himself love struck and joins her adventure. Their souls entwine within the bodies of young lovers on a Greek island in 1829, where they begin to unravel the mysteries behind Grettas ring all while avoiding a bloodthirsty pirate who is determined to seek revenge. Gretta and Sam must find the secrets needed to save her and her relatives from an afterlife in purgatory and return to their own lives---or risk becoming prisoners of the past, continuing the evil cycle of the ring’s curse.

A bit about Anne B. Cole

Souls Entwined is Anne B. Cole’s debut release, combining sweet romantic suspense, time travel, and paranormal elements in a New Adult novel attractive to a wide range of readers.

In addition to writing, Anne teaches preschool and is raising three very active teenagers with her husband of twenty-two years. Her love for making fresh baked goodies, running, hiking, historical fiction, and her three pet cats continue to be her inspiration while she pens the sequel to Souls Entwined.

Connect With Anne

To follow Anne’s publishing journey and connect with her, check out her website and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00K0W80JQ

Book Cover Author Anne B Cole

 

 

 

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June 16, 2014: Hello readers, my website is up and running again. Remember last week when I blogged that someone had tried to take money out of my checking account but it was caught by my bank? Well my bank sent me a new debit card and new account number, so everything is good now. I just paid for one year of website service to Tiptop Website. I l love having a website, for promoting and chatting. Dont forget to check out my blog appearances and also my link for the pre-order of my true crime anthology, "Twisted Love," 12 true cases of love gone bad, which is being released in July, but can be ordered now by clincking here http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love I just love the book cover for Twisted Love, dont you?

Twisted Love book cover

Blurb: A collection of true crime cases from Ohio and surrounding states, featuring riveting cases of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity. It showcases the chilling reality tht homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.


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06-23-2014 11:16:13 AM CST

5***** for “Loves, Myths, and Monsters” a fantasy anthology  June 2014

Review: This was a very worthwhile book and it was very diverse. The stories ranged from romance to myths, legends and monsters both human and nonhuman.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

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Hello all, I am proud to be a part of the Love, Honor, and Hope blog. It is for a very worthy cause as you may realize from the article below. Please enjoy my website and my post below, and leave any comments you would like.

A Benefit for the United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation/strong

Eight authors are joining forces to support one fantastic cause. Beginning June 24, 2014, Love, Honor, & Hope, an anthology of eight full-length novels, will be available for 30 days at the low price of $0.99. That’s right, just 99 pennies. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation.

PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects approximately 19% of the military men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq—and that’s just those who have been diagnosed. The percentage is expected to grow as more of our military members seek treatment. It’s a heartbreaking trend for the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedoms, especially with benefits being cut and promotions being threatened.

The United States War Veteran’s PTSD Foundation is a non-profit charity that focuses on providing FREE care to combat military members, both active and veterans. They can’t do it alone, which is why we’ve made the decision to step up and do something. All eight of the authors have their personal reasons for supporting this cause.

Cherime MacFarlane, author of Heart of the Hunter said, “For me, it’s the way a very quiet man, my uncle, receded into the background whenever a family function took place. I did understand he came back from WWII that way. A young man, easy going and quick to laugh became a recluse. My father also served in WWI, as did a second uncle who returned far from the mischievous young man he was before the war claimed his youth. I was a young mother during the Vietnam era. I had friends who did not come back from Vietnam. I had other friends who did come home but were permanently damaged by the things they saw. For me, this is an opportunity to give back something to the men who served their country when the call came. My uncles and father are gone now, but I do hope, in some small way, to pay it forward for them. This is a tiny step, but as the man once said, every journey begins with that first step.”

It’s easy to sit back and talk about helping our veterans and active military members. To step up and help is something all together different. We are answering the call for help.

Will you answer? All it takes is for you to log on to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and spend 99 cents, and then hopefully share the great news on our labor of love. Not only will you receive eight full-length novels for your enjoyment, you will also tell our men and women who suffer from this terrible and debilitating illness that we’ve got their backs.

Love, Honor, & Hope is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble from June 24 to July 23. It includes the following full-length novels:

Out of the Box Awakening- Jennifer Theriot

Early One Morning - Aubree Lane

Lost and Found-Jennifer Yarbrough

Scary Modsters- Diane Rinella

Tropical Dreams - Kelly Cozzone

Sisters of the Night - Linda Lee Williams

Heart of the Hunter- Cherime MacFarlane

Piece of Heaven- Sammie J.

                              Love Honor Hope

 

Buy links:
 
I think these poems are befitting for this blog hop. They are part of my newly released second edition poetry collection entitled,  "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between". Written with love respect for others, these personal poems were inspired by my love of nature, family, inspiration, veterans, and God. I hope you enjoy them and a print copy of this collection is available here: http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore/1478734760.html.
 

DAD’S MEDALS

My dad joined the Army when just a young boy.

Taking away most of his childhood joy.

So young he learned to be brave and strong,

forgetting fear when things went wrong.

Working in the field when the notice came.

He was needed, and his country called his name.

He put on a uniform and left that day.

To fight on foreign soils an ocean away.

With a rifle on his back, freedom on his mind.

He served well the country he had left behind.

Three trips across that mine field he made.

To places where three fallen soldiers laid.

Forgetting about fear, he was strong and brave.

As the lives of three wounded men he saved.

Dad, I was fully grown before I ever knew,

just why your country gave medals to you.

Your courageous acts, together and yet apart.

Gave you the right to wear the Prestigious Purple Heart.

I wonder what your thoughts might have been.

as across the mine field you carried those men.

Only peace was God’s plan you would say.

Fore it took good soldiers to keep it that way.

Now with men like you, its certain we can rely,

our country will always see “Old Glory” fly.

My father served in the Army for seventeen years.

I dedicate these humanitarian poems to him and to other veterans.

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HUMANITY

Through the darkness a light is seen,

for it is the happiness of ones dreams.

The remnants of lives lay where they may,

for war is the land engulfed in sickness and pain.

Searching for strength to escape life miseries.

Killing in the name of peace.

Hold back the hate, invest in humanity.

                                  * * * *

PARADISE

The road seemed endless,

with each step they took.

Weighed down by their gear,

emotions and fear,

they walked on every so fast.

Knowing each step might be their last.

The rain poured and the sun beat down.

As each side’s casualty became a mass.

Sounds of guns echoed all around.

As refuge became weeds and tall grass.

Each soldiers level of honor and courage was found.

As they fought bravely alongside the screams and death sounds.

While evils of man lingered amongst fields of rice,

devastation reigned in a land once called paradise.

                                            * * * *

PAIN

The lesson is of pain.

For lost souls in a land where hunger reigns.

Man and wife talk heart to heart.

For their love is all that remains.

Sanity stripped from the minds.

Only fear and dreams allowed to stay.

Why is freedom a friend to pain?

Fighting for a land incased in steel.

Stop the madness.

Embrace joy and return to laughter.

Bring back our world.

Tolerating war is absurd as the state of surreal.

                                     * * * *

HOPE

Days go by,

without a care.

So much unhappiness,

even more fear.

Where is the hope,

for the few who care,

when the smell of death lay everywhere?

                            * * * *

AFTER THE BATTLE

The fires have ceased,

but the pain remains.

What will they fear next?

Hunger, rape, or a bullet with their name?

They once had homes, families and friends,

left now with no hope, only shattered dreams.

Once they were happy, full of life.

Then the guns came,

must they take it in strife?

                         * * * *

A WORLD OF HATE

Hearts burn hot with the rage of sadness.

Turning loose, turning to madness.

In a world born to war,

but lusting for solitude.

Spirits run high in a land of plenty.

As if held together with strings of laughter.

Not knowing what is next,

just guessing at our fate.

Wanting the best,

but born to a world of hate.

                              * * * *

HEARTS OF GOLD

Fathers and sons go off to war.

Leaving behind their hearts of gold.

Fields of fire, waters of blood.

Did they not know of the horror that awaits,

or the happiness others had, and sacrifices made?

Their dreams were shattered,

but does anyone care?

Fears run wild, in times like these.

Watch out for yourself.

Watch out for others.

Surviving through the winter and the summer,

living with nothing, but pain and hunger.

Cries from the children, screams from all others.

The world looked on, as if in vain.

Stop the madness, take it away.

Leaving nothing behind, but hearts of gold.

 

 

 

 

BLURBS FOR “LOVES’, MYTHS’, AND MONSTERS’,”

 

WELCOME TO ANNA

Little does 17 year old Zoe, realize, but the Chupracabra followed her to Ohio from South America. What happens next is a series of chilling mysteries, and unsuspecting friendships and love.

THE HUNTER’S BRIDE

When all game warden Daren Abram, had to worry about was which lucky lady to woo, he comes to the realization that his town is being stalked by the reincarnation of the town’s legend.

MOON PEOPLE

For teenage mermaid Constance, coming to the quaint seaside town of Willowick, is heavenly, until she falls for mortal boy Drake. For the town to survive, Constance is forced to choose between her kind and the boy and town she loves.

THE BIDDING

Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

THE AGREEMENT

Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an “agreement” between the town and a permanent demonic “guest”, only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

LOVE’S CURSE

When an Egypt love curse scroll is stolen from a Dean’s office, persons begin dying in bizarre and grisly ways, with the college’s mascot a Viking King statue jokingly blamed for it.

THE PACK

When young Lycan Sonny Red Blanket, a Shawnee Indian falls for mortal girl Drenda Way, he must save her from his fellow Lycan’s and stop a werewolf uprising.

IS IT ONLY A MYTH?

When 32-year-old Vinton County Sheriff, James “Jim“ Connors, discovers he has a Mothman hunting in his county, he stops at nothing to save his citizens.

FOR THE LOVE OF GINNIE

Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.

THE HOUSE ON SHADY LANE

A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

THE PROPOSITION

The rough and ready cowboy John Queenie gets the shock of his life, when the ad to break a “wild filly” turns out to be a fiery Quaker girl named Tess. This is a story proving love conquers all.

Buy Links:

MELANGE IN PRINT AND EBOOK:

http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/LMM.html

LULU in print

http://www.lulu.com/shop/joanne-myers/loves-myths-and-monsters/paperback/product-21546632.html

AMAZON KINDLE STORE

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NEVER GIVE UP:

For as long as I can remember, I have had an artistic flare-whether that be for writing, painting, sewing or drawing. I recall as a child how much I enjoyed drawing. The writing came later. My seventh grade English teacher was Mrs. Henderson-a young mother and wife. She gave us a writing assignment and after gifting me with an A+ told me I should consider writing as a career. She meant as a journalist. I did not take her advise and become a journalist (one of my many misgivings). My mind went toward other things as many young girls dream of-a husband, home, and family of my own. I put my love for writing and painting on hold for years. I unfortunately married a man who like my mother never encouraged me to be artistic. It was not until my children were grown and I no longer had a husband, that I went back to my first love-art. I got a late start, but always encouraged my children and others to partake of artistic endeavors. I now have six books under contract with two publishing houses. So my words to you all, is that no matter what road you choose, never forget your passion, and always keep it close to heart. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from enjoying your natural talents. You might need to put art on a temporary hold, but never ever give up.

 

 

 


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06-22-2014 4:07:44 AM CST
 
 
Sneak Peek Sunday June 22, 2014:
 
 
I am now getting ready for the June 22th, 2014 Sneak Peel Sunday. I hope you hang around to check out my website. I am the author of 7 books published by two publishing houses. I write mystery, paranormal, fantasy, poetry and true crime. In addition, I have plans for a science fiction comedy, loosely entitled, “Invaded by 26 Planets-a comedy or at least it should be.” Kinda along the lines of a Mel Brookes movie. Right now, the plot opens with 17-year-old American twins, Sabrina and Kyle, along with their intelligent, but eccentric Uncle Fred, an amateur inventor, realizing that numerous Terrestrial scouting parties has invaded Earth. No one else realizes this Earth domination plot, not even world officials. These three are determined to save Earth, whether anyone believes them or not, which might not be hard to do. These 26 planets only observed Earth from afar, which proves to be their first major mistake. This invasion is the first actual landing on Earth, for the space soldiers. Unfortunately, for the invaders, their long distance study of Earth did not include studying the Earths atmosphere, which inadvertently causes various ill-fated, but humorous effects on the invaders.

Example 1: When Venus, which is a planet solely inhabited by tall beautiful women, crosses through the Earth’s atmosphere, it acts as an aphrodisiac and transforms the spaceship inhabitants into nymphomaniacs. Once the female scouting party lands on Earth, world domination takes a backseat to more important matters, such as getting laid, or trying to get laid 24/7. As sex does for many of us Earthlings, these Venus scouts, find themselves in hot water from then on.

Example 2. The scouting party for Pluto, which in this book is inhabited by beings similar to humans, but have dog ears, noses, and paws for hands and feet. Earth’s atmosphere transforms these invaders into various breeds of dogs. They can communicate with each other in dog language, but now their new language is inaudible to their Mother planet, preventing them from returning home. Their biggest problem now becomes staying one step ahead of Earth’s dog catchers. Not to mention their uncontrollable urge to chase cats, and socialize with Earth’s canine population. Thank you and please enjoy my Sneak Peek.

Please hang around and check out the rest of my blog. Thank you.

OUTLINE FOR TWISTED LOVE-a biography true crime anthology available July 2014

The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.

A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.

The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.

The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.

The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.

Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.

The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.

All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.

Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Kim Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.

Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.

Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.


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06-21-2014 8:39:29 PM CST

 

MY SEXY SATURDAY: June 21, 2014. Hi everyone, here is my snippett for this weeks Sexy Saturday, from my mystery/detective book, "Murder Most Foul," available here: www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html

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Smiling, while descending the staircase in her white satin pajamas, she said, “I can't sleep, anyway. I prepared dinner, but the food is cold and the beer is warm.”

Dropping wearily into an overstuffed chair, Agent Harmon pulled Jackie onto his lap. He nuzzled her neck, stroked her arms, then her long, slim legs, and whispered, “As soon as I solve this case, I'll treat you to a five-course meal. I swore off love when I became a Federal Agent, but, honey, I can't leave town without you.”

Kissing more and more passionately, they drifted into lovemaking for the first time.

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06-21-2014 7:14:22 PM CST

Hello viewers, welcome to my blog once more. This June 19, 2014, I have the honor of Author Anne B. Cole, being my guest. She is here to talk about her new release Souls Entwined.

 

Souls Entwined

 

Released April 30, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing

A Romantic Suspense Time Travel Paranormal 

Souls Entwined Blurb

 

When a cursed family heirloom sends Gretta Dobbs back in time, a hunky construction worker, Sam Daggett, suddenly finds himself love struck and joins her adventure. Their souls entwine within the bodies of young lovers on a Greek island in 1829, where they begin to unravel the mysteries behind Grettas ring all while avoiding a bloodthirsty pirate who is determined to seek revenge. Gretta and Sam must find the secrets needed to save her and her relatives from an afterlife in purgatory and return to their own lives---or risk becoming prisoners of the past, continuing the evil cycle of the ring’s curse.

A bit about Anne B. Cole

Souls Entwined is Anne B. Cole’s debut release, combining sweet romantic suspense, time travel, and paranormal elements in a New Adult novel attractive to a wide range of readers.

In addition to writing, Anne teaches preschool and is raising three very active teenagers with her husband of twenty-two years. Her love for making fresh baked goodies, running, hiking, historical fiction, and her three pet cats continue to be her inspiration while she pens the sequel to Souls Entwined.

Connect With Anne

To follow Anne’s publishing journey and connect with her, check out her website and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00K0W80JQ

Book Cover Author Anne B Cole

 

 


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