Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Came Early

...for some wonderful peeps.


It's an early Christmastime for me as a giver because I have the awesome privilege of giving prizes to winners who participated in last week's FB event and the Preorder only Swag Bundle giveaway.




Kym Young won the Confessions series.


Deneale K McElhaney Williams won Secret Lilies.






Sheena-Kay Graham won the Participant Ebook Bundle.
ANNNNNNNDD...
The winner of the Preoder Exclusive Swag Bundle Giveaway is...
Wait, so what do they win? Enjoy the pic of the goodies :-)
Oh yeah, the winner is Stacey Ferguson!


It was so much fun doing the FB event, being so anxious and excited on DOBB release day, and then starting to see a few reviews hit the scene, like this one:


Degrees of Being Boss is a sexy age gap romance that is full of heat and suspense. This is the first book that I've read by this author but it won't be the last. I found the story to be easy to follow and it kept my attention from start to finish. The story dealt with death and grief so it was emotional in places, but it was balanced very well with the romance and suspense storylines, so you were left feeling happy.


Zephyr has recently got out of a relationship where he was betrayed by his ex, so he's in no rush to get involved again. But when he ends up rescuing Bailey from a Russian hit man he can't help being drawn into the attractive widow's life. Bailey lost her husband two years ago, and now her best friend has been brutally murdered. While Zephyr helps her to stay safe from the murderers, the couple grow closer. But they are both strong dominants - so who will end up being the boss?


It was great to read an age gap story where the heroine was significantly older than the hero rather than the other way around. Zephyr was in his early thirties and Bailey was in her late forties, but it actually worked and their relationship felt realistic. I really liked both characters, especially Bailey, it made a nice change to have a strong heroine who showed that you can still be sexy and have fun once you're past your twenties and thirties. I really enjoyed this book so it definitely gets five fabulous stars!


I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.


*Yeah, this warmed my heart :-)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Book Birthday, #DOBB

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It's Here!!!

Happy Book Birthday to Degrees of Being Boss written under my pen name Rayven Godchild and published by Syn Publishing!


Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | All Romance ebooks

How's about an excerpt of intrigue to whet your appetite?

*After bringing up the main screen on Cyn’s mobile, a notification showed that there was one voicemail message ready to be listened to. She smiled, relieved. As usual, Cynthia must have realized all too late her phone hadn’t made it with her, wherever the hell she’d gone.

“What silly message did you leave this time?”

After the second time Cyn left her phone at Bailey’s house, they had exchanged phone passcodes. Bailey thought it was a best friend thing. After all, they didn’t hide anything from each other. But Cyn turned it into something fun by leaving riddles for Bailey to figure out in order to meet up and return her phone. Or just to say, “Miss you! Oh, and that stupid phone, too. I think it likes you more than me. Just give it to me at Precedent tonight.”

She entered the passcode and gasped when Britney’s voice croaked through, tear-filled and shaking with fear. “Auntie Cyn! I shouldn’t have called you. Please don’t come. Avoid Parish Hills altogether. They, they, the man—oh my God! He’s coming back. Please, I swear I don’t know! Don’t—”*

Want to know more? Make sure to click one of those buy links above and grab your copy today?

Thank you to everyone for your support in getting to this point and going forward!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Almost Alive! and a Swag Giveaway

December 18th is nearly here!

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About DEGREES OF BEING BOSS
Zephyr Winston is a man in no rush to kick his social life back into gear after his ex's betrayal. So when he rescues Bailey Haven from a Russian hit man, he's surprised at the intensity of his attraction to the older woman.
With her husband, her perfect sub, dead two years, Bailey has no interest in doing more than running Club Precedent and mentoring Domme/sub couples. But her best friend's death sparks a domino effect that brings Bailey's path into a collision course with Zephyr. When the two meet, their chemistry is undeniably potent. They go head to head, Domme and Dom, but quickly learn there are many degrees to being boss.

Soon, DEGREES OF BEING BOSS will be available for all the world to read. You have a chance to preorder at Amazon, Kobo or All Romance ebooks.

AND...

By preordering, you can be a part of a special exclusive giveaway. And no, this is not a US only giveaway, this is open to any and all preorder customers around the world. There's a t-shirt, pens, keychain, mug, mousepad and a bag to keep it all in.



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Make sure to stop by my new website for Rayven Godchild, www.rayvengodchild.com, and check it out. While you're there, please join my newsletter for exclusive updates and info.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

$900 Holiday Giveaways

Get in on the giveaway!
'Tis the season to be giving...and signing up for a chance for a little getting as well! Enter the $900 Kindle Book Review Giveaway for your chance at a $500 or $400 Amazon gift card. Talk about a massive SCORE!

Honestly, whether you're selected for the drawing or not, you end up a winner. Consider this, you sign up for the giveaway, which doesn't require a purchase > You get to check out some great authors or discover some new-to-you authors > You decide to make a purchase anyway because books are fan-freaking-tastic > WIN!!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Blitz Me Baby!! #BOSS #DOBB

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Title: Degrees Of Being Boss
Author: Rayven Godchild
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 18th
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Synopsis
Zephyr Winston is a man in no rush to kick his social life back into gear after his ex's betrayal. So when he rescues Bailey Haven from a Russian hit man, he's surprised at the intensity of his attraction to the older woman. With her husband, her perfect sub, dead two years, Bailey has no interest in doing more than running Club Precedent and mentoring Domme/sub couples. But her best friend's death sparks a domino effect that brings Bailey's path into a collision course with Zephyr. When the two meet, their chemistry is undeniably potent. They go head to head, Domme and Dom, but quickly learn there are many degrees to being boss.
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Passions ignite when Dom and Domme collide and they discover there are many degrees to being boss.
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Excerpt
He let go of her and walked around the table to stand in front of her. He offered his hand and she took it. A sizzling jolt rushed her body as he yanked her to her feet and slammed her flush to him, with nothing but fabric keeping them apart. One of his arms curled around her, his palm resting low on her back. The other cupped the back of her neck.
“Bailey.” He dipped his lips within a hair’s breadth of her ear. “I. Want. You. Can you listen and obey?”
About Rayven Godchild
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Rayven Godchild is an author of erotica/erotic romance short stories, novels, and novellas, as well as a lover of chocolate and wine. She's shared the sensual secrets of a very naughty boy in the Confessions of a Sex Fiend series. Although the addicting tales are available in a a boxed set, they can be found by their separate titles of Tasting Cherry, A View to Ecstasy, Retreat Bound, and Bound to Collide. Secret Lilies is a steamy suspense romantica that was originally released at a tumultuous point in Rayven’s life but has had new life breathed between the pages. BOSS, a DEGREES OF BEING novel, is coming soon. Here are some places you can find Rayven: Twitter | Facebook
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

IWSG and Ninja Alex

It's the first Wednesday of the month so you know what that means: IWSG. Time to air out some of those insecurities. Well, before I do, I want to make sure you know to click here to review the deets for IWSG and to visit other participants.

Now, on to my insecurity:
With DEGREES OF BEING BOSS releasing soon, this is sooooooo very true. But not only is it true for this release, it's a true feeling about all my books. Although I am passionate about the writing and really enjoy putting the final product together and making it available to the public, I am a total ruin when it comes to marketing. I will sing to the mountain tops about other people's books (that's a hint to what's coming next in a bit lol!!) but not my own. That is something I really need to work on.
Preorder #DOBB: Amazon | KoboAll Romance ebook

Speaking of screaming from the mountaintops about someone else's story, Ninja Alex has some great news!

CassaStar, the first book in the Cassa trilogy by Alex J. Cavanaugh, is on sale through December 5 for just .99 cents on Amazon

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh – Amazon Best Seller!
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-3-8 Reg. $2.99 – now just .99 cents!

About CassaStar
To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

 Please feel free to share this wonderful news!

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So, have you gotten your copy of CassaStar or pre-order #DOBB? What are you feeling insecure about today? Go on, the seat is yours for the sharing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

M Pax Bringing The Rifters: The Reader

So if you haven't gotten in on The Rifters series by M Pax, you are missing out on some great story telling. I've already devoured - erm - read The Rifters and The Initiate and am excited for The Reader.
Now, let's focus on the latest in this series...The Reader!


About The Reader
With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.
While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.
The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.
Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.

Book 3 in the Rifter series.

Need to catch up? You can read books 1 & 2 in the Rifter series for free by becoming an M. Pax Reader. ENTER MY DIMENSION

Buy links: Amazon
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iBook / Nook / GooglePlay / Kobo / Smashwords / inktera / Scribd

About M Pax
M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds, plus other novels and short stories. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons  to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide and has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock. Learn more at mpaxauthor.com

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Truly #BOSS Party

So you know, or maybe you don't so I'll tell you, that I'm releasing a new novel under my Rayven Godchild pen name. It's release date is December 18th. Now, you might be having an "Oh my word" moment because I KNOW you know what else is happening on December 18th. This poster says it all.
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Instead of doing a Facebook release day party on the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out, I've opted for a pre-release party. 

And...

You're ALL invited! For those of you younger than 18 years old, well, this may not be the party for you. So what's all the hullabaloo?

This is your chance to party FB style with me and several fantastic authors.

Date and time are December 16th from 7pm to midnight.

Dress code is what you make of it,

Location is right in front of your computer or smartphone.

So please be sure to click this FB PARTY to join in with me in celebrating DEGREES OF BEING BOSS.

Here are the pre-order links to grab your copy now. This way, #BOSS will be right there for you on your ereader, ready to be devoured, after you've watched Star Wars for the third consecutive time in one day :-)


***Make sure to hold on to your pre-order number. I'm working on a special giveaway that will be just for you. It would be very heartwarming to have a lot of entries for this giveaway, so please be sure to tell a friend.***

Have you ever hosted or participated in an FB online party, whether as a reader or an author? Please feel free to share in the comments what your experience was like.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Because UR

The peeps of Untethered Realms are really awesome!

I enjoyed being part of the first anthology, Twisted Earths, and even though things were a little wacky for me and I didn't get to be a part of Mayhem in the Air, I had to make sure to spread the word of it's major awesomesauceness!

Check out the details below and get your copy today :-)

Mayhem in the Air



Tales from Untethered Realms. Ten stories of horror, the fantastic, the future, and macabre, all embracing the element of air.

From Amazon bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead. Mayhem in the Air is the second, long-awaited story collection from the dynamic and inventive Untethered Realms group.

“A Strange Penitence” by Catherine Stine – A young artist pays a supernatural price when a drawing trip to North Carolina turns deadly.

“Mass Transit” by Graeme Ing – For Emily, mind over matter is not just a saying, but the gateway to her career among the largest starships built by man.

“A Tangled Weave” by River Fairchild – A TimePulse rips through the Great Tapestry of Life, leaving Earth’s history in a jumble, and Death and Chronos in a race to save the world yet again.

“Corrosive” by M. Pax – In a world ruined by pollutants, Bex sets off to establish a new homestead with her dreamy robotic man. Already farming her plot of land is another dreamy man with radical ideas, presenting new challenges as corrosive as the air.

“Saving Scrooge: A Short Story Prequel to the Saving Marley Series” by Gwen Gardner – Marley is sent from purgatory to save the soul of his old friend. Can he save his own in the bargain?

“The Silent Wind” by Christine Rains – A team of specialists must dispel a mysterious storm on an alien planet to prepare it for colonization. One by one the crew disappears until only a seasoned soldier remains. How can he battle a hungry wind that makes no noise?

“Paper Lanterns” by Cherie Reich: In order to keep his promise to his daughter, Mayor Alfred Merry must betray the woman he loves.

“Chaos. Hope. Love.” by Misha Gerrick – Although Eris is the goddess of chaos, her life has fallen into a nice and comfortable routine. Until someone from her past shows up in her bookstore.

“Cardinal Sin” by Julie Flanders: Beleaguered hospital workers bury the living with the dead in the midst of a tuberculosis epidemic and a seething spirit vows vengeance from the skies.

“The Ark” by Cathrina Constantine -Plagued with memory flashes of fiery explosions and running for her life, Fallon emerges from a drugged stupor to find herself in an airborne Ark, and the earth below is a drowning wasteland.
Cover by: EDHGRAPHICS

Monday, November 16, 2015

What's the Haps in Rayven's World

Facebook has been filled with a lot of news surrounding the inhumanity of tragedies and the beauty of the love of humankind in the midst of it all.

What I'd like to call attention to now is something a little closer to home that I would like to take world wide. It's the cover for my Rayven Godchild persona soon to be released from Syn Publishing. I was very excited to see it and have asked the wonderful folks of Between the Sheets Promotions to help me in spreading the word about this steamy suspense erotic romance novel.

If you missed it, here is the cover for DEGREES OF BEING BOSS
He was the shadow who saved her life. She was the spark who reawakened his soul.

Click here to pre-order from Amazon NOW!
Click here to add to your Goodreads TBR list NOW!
About BOSS
Zephyr Winston is a man in no rush to kick his social life back into gear after his ex's betrayal. So when he rescues Bailey Haven from a Russian hit man, he's surprised at the intensity of his attraction to the older woman.

With her husband, her perfect sub, dead two years, Bailey has no interest in doing more than running Club Precedent and mentoring Domme/sub couples. But her best friend's death sparks a domino effect that brings Bailey's path into a collision course with Zephyr. When the two meet, their chemistry is undeniably potent. They go head to head, Domme and Dom, but quickly learn there are many degrees to being boss.

Now to get my serious humble and grovel on: to any bloggy buddies, reader friends and interested peeps, if you'd like to participate in one or all of the promo events Between the Sheets is organizing, here are the links to join in -

☆ Excerpt Reveal - December 4
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/20JNjZt
☆ Release Blitz - December 18
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/1iQUI7f
☆ Blog Tour - December 19 - 23
► Sign up - http://bit.ly/1WP8fte

Thank you in advance to any and all who participate. It's my passion to write and have my stories published. But it's the sharing that is SO MUCH FUN!!!

Have you been able to keep up with current events? Any soon to be released novels caught your attention? Please share in the comments :-)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Bring on POMEGRANATE





Blurb:
What if everything you thought you knew was a lie?

Crafting spells, running her shop, and hanging with her lover, Hayden, was all Persephone Carraway wanted out of life. The future was filled with endless possibilities as long as it was with the girl of her dreams. But Hayden has a secret and, it turns out, so does Persephone.
One night in the Underworld will change things forever…

Demi, Persephone’s mother has developed a designer pomegranate, infusing it with her daughter’s blood. A single act of betrayal will craft war with the old gods and the Fae, leaving destruction in its wake. Persephone is drawn into a web of myth and magick where nothing is at it seems, even herself.

Myth. Magic. Pomegranates…


Facts:
Series-Myth and Magic #1
Published: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Buy Links:
Decadent Publishing: http://goo.gl/a2DfDi


Excerpt:
Persephone took a breath. Her mouth was dry and her skin slick with sweat. She was thirsty. So thirsty. Her eyes wouldn’t focus, and her heart was racing.
“You look like you could use this.” A woman in a black mask and unbuttoned tux jacket approached, holding out a bottle of water. The white dress shirt was halfway open, straining against her breasts. Every movement tugged against the soft flesh, hinting at the bounty buried beneath the fabric. Vest unbuttoned over leather pants and kickass boots, she made Persephone’s breath catch in her throat. The woman’s black hair was slicked back into a tight bun, her red lips plump and succulent.
Hands shaking, Persephone took the bottle. “Thank you.” What is wrong with me?”
“This is your first rave, I take it?”
“Yes.” She drank the cool water, each swallow bringing her more clarity. Soon the bottle was drained and dangled empty in her grasp.
“It can be a little much when they turn on the purple wave. Here. Sit.” The masked woman led her to a chair. Large and white, it faced an enormous fireplace. Green fire burned within. Persephone fell into the chair, her dress spilling around her. She watched the green fire dance, marveling at the images unfolding. Her mind was still muzzy but she saw...no....
“Faces...there are faces,” she gasped, trying to push herself up from the chair.




About the author:
Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Crave,The Science of Lust, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming 2016),Tethered, Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming 2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

Links:
The Romance Reviews: http://www.theromancereviews.com/100004193823883
About Me: http://about.me/erzabet.bishop/#
Facebook “like” page: https://www.facebook.com/erzabetbishopauthor
Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590718.Erzabet_Bishop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erzabet.bishop
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/erzabetbishop/
Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/ErzabetBishop


A few Q&A with Erzabet

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It varies depending on my work schedule. I am branching into longer fiction…so I’ll let you know when I get to the novel stage.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I love urban fantasy on the whole. BDSM, witches, vampires, different pairings of couples…yes. You’ll be seeing much more of me. I have several short works of erotic fiction coming out this year.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing since grade school, but honestly it wasn’t until 50 Shades that I really began to crunch down and focus.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I sit at my desk. Sometimes music, sometimes quiet. Must have Dove chocolate nearby. And a lot of water. My dogs are all around my feet and I have my sticky notes and foam-core board ready to go.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I dream about them usually. Something will inspire me and I’ll start thinking about who they are until the defining points come into focus.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

IWSG and Redemption


Click here for deets on this fantastic group!
It may seem odd, but I actually look forward to the first Wednesday of the month. IWSG'ers unite under the above banner to support, uplift, commiserate in our insecurities, and generally make each and every one of us remember that in this struggle of writing life, we are not alone in our battles.

For me, I'm still in a bit of a multi-directional big bang moment adjusting to my new paying gig. Having been there for just a couple of days, everything is still so new and chaotic. Although I'm a big fan and supporter of NaNoWriMo, I'm glad I decided not to participate this year. There's only so much a person can do.

Speaking of only so much you can do, I'm glad I squeezed in a wonderful read. Author Jessica Therrien has released the third book in her Children of the Gods series, Redemption.
About Redemption
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped.

Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat.

When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it.

After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive.

Only from the ashes can a new world be born.

My Review
*Redemption is the third book in the Children of the Gods series, a great follow up to Oppression (book one) and Uprising (book two). In trying to keep this as a spoiler free review, it can get hard. I want to talk about all the wonderful scenes that left me gasping or the sudden twists that had me going OMG! The writing is fluid and it was hard to put my kindle down at times. But I eventually had to go to sleep or feed my kiddo dinner lol! Kudos to Jessica for this great novel :-)*

Have you gotten aboard the IWSG train? If not, anything in particular giving you pause? And make sure to click the book title links to hop on over to Amazon to get your copy of Jessica's books.

Monday, November 2, 2015

New Adventures

Let's start this day with a snack:
Yep, something tasty, yummy, and comforting to help me with this day. There's something a little different about this Monday. Something new.

The truth is that every day we wake to breathe, move, laugh, and live is a day of newness. A new chance to right a wrong. A new chance to smile and make your own day brighter while shining a bit of hope into the lives of others around you.

But today's "new" is different...because I'm starting a new job.

I'd been with my previous employer for 14 years. Not a long time compared to some, but an active time filled with highs, lows, a marriage, a divorce, and relocations. I liken the time spent to that of an author who's written and published a series of novels from a world they developed - practically lived in - for many years. Now they are leaving that place of comfort to face the blank page of a whole new world.

It's exciting.

It's challenging.

It's scary...

But...it's time, and I'm ready.

Has there been any "newness" sparking for you recently? What's your advice for facing new adventures?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

...do not make a person rich, but a person of monetary wealth could certainly have these things as part of their daily lives.

Every now and then, I step back and take stock of where I am in life's journey. For me, it's my own introspective Thanksgiving. Often, I find myself content that I'm not the "stuff" of a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous episode. Perhaps it's because my version of splurging is going to the store and getting two packs of applewood bacon instead of one. Or I think I'm just spending willy nilly if I get the e-copy and paperback versions of a story.

What? Both? Yes, big baller lol!!

Along with re-affirming my appreciation for my simple struggle of a life:
 - a daughter who loves me and has yet to reach the stage of wanting to hang with her friends more than me
 - a dog that gives me a ticker tape parade of happy when I come home from work
 - a small but sound home that does a decent job of protecting us from the whimsies of wind, rain and scorching heat
 - breath of life

...I am grateful for my writing. Although my publications have not rendered me to a state of wealth where champagne is a daily reality, my daily reality is better because I've moved from dreamer to doer.

And that's what I'd like to encourage you to do today.

What is your version of "champagne wishes and caviar dreams?" What are you doing to move those ideas and concepts from dream to reality?

Here's a virtual treat to help fuel the body and mind :-)
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shine the Spotlight: Erzabet Bishop

The Science of Lust

One more carrot and someone is going to die.

When Grace Benedict takes a new job at an all-night lab, she knows it’s going to be a different kind of gig. What kind of lab is in the same building as a bondage club anyway? Sporting her new pencil skirt and heels, she’s raring to go otherwise its move back into her parents’ basement and that is so not going to happen. What she didn’t count on were the vampires.

Published by Evernight Publishing, this steamy indulgence is available at Evernight, Amazon, and ARe.

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“Where is this magic water?” Grace crossed her arms and raised her eyebrow, giving him a provocative look. “Better yet, let’s see it actually in practice. Work your fang boy mojo on me.” Grace wiggled her fingers and made a mocking Dracula cape motion. “Come on. I’ll be your devil’s advocate.”
“Are you sure about this? We had primarily wanted you as a liaison between the patients and the vampires. Someone to monitor their progress. We never intended you to be a participant, Grace.” He backed toward the counter and produced a small bottle of water that he handed over to her.
She snatched it out of his hands and stared at it. Just a nondescript 6oz. bottle of water. Inconspicuous label. No real markings. Interesting.
“You may want to sit while it takes effect.”
Grace rolled her eyes, unscrewed the cap and gulped it down. She had been thirstier than she thought and was eager to prove this was no more than a bunch of scientists playing on people’s insecurities. Fangs or not.
“Please sit, Grace. The chemicals tend to hit rather quickly.” He pushed her toward the stool and caught her as she began to weave on her feet.
“Hey. You drugged me!” Her head was muzzy. Her body began to heat up in some very interesting places. Her breasts felt heavy, the nipples hardening as the fabric of her bra rubbed against them. The endorphins flooded into her and her body began to pulse.
 Oh wow.
Waves of desire cascaded over her senses. As she watched the good doctor talking, all she could do was imagine what it would be like to unzip that tight pair of jeans and have at it. She closed her eyes at the mental image and shivered. The doctor was fucking hot.

About Erzabet Bishop

Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming 2016),Tethered, Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming 2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Shine the Spotlight - Jessica Therrien's UPRISING

UPRISING (Children of the Gods #2) is AVAILABLE NOW!


Jessica Therrien follows up her best-selling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series. OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best-selling novels of 2012.

UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William, and the Descendants. Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she’s hiding with William, and she knows who she’s hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years.

Charged with leading the rebellion against Christoph and his Council, Elyse feels well out of her depth. But she has good friends and strong allies who are willing to fight with her to the end, regardless of how far they have to go, and how many lives will be lost in the process.

They have one goal: to live freely and openly with the rest of humanity, out from under the Council’s oppressive rule. The stakes could not be higher for Elyse and the Descendants longing for freedom. They’ll have to learn to fight if they want to stand up against the Council, and to find allies in a world ruled by their enemies. The hardest part of waging a war is knowing who to trust. Elyse knows their uprising will change the world. She doesn’t realize it will change her, too.


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Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal.

For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability.

Or so she thinks.

Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning-and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.


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OPPRESSION (Children of the Gods #1) - AVAILABLE NOW!
UPRISING (Children of the Gods #2) - AVAILABLE NOW!
REDEMPTION (Children of the Gods #3) - November 2, 2015