Monday, October 15, 2018

BOO HA HA

My favorite time of year is here and with it, lots of costumes designed to make you giggle. The costumes most giggle-worthy? The ones for dogs! Behold some of my favorites this year:



This little guy looks earnest enough to get the package delivered, especially if there are treats inside.




Bob Ross is everyone's favorite happy painter, so of course there should also be a Dog Ross.





I mean, really. How can you stand the cuteness?!





This dog blends so seamlessly into his costume I don't know where the dog ends and the toast begins. 





The small dogs don't get all the fun. This winner says I'm good enough to eat and then some.


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




Tiffany N. York celebrates Halloween every year by dressing her and her diva dog in matching costumes. Visit her blog at tiffanynyorkauthor.com

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Eye Surgery #2 by Jennifer Spears

So I had a second eye surgery which was recovery-wise harder than the first but it looked WAY better even from the beginning which is awesomeness!
Thank you so very much to everyone sending me love and hugs for the past few weeks! One big surgery to go and hopefully I can have a break!!






Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey



http://www.jenniferkacey.com/books.html


Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pick a cover, any cover- Passport to Romance

Happy October!

This year I am again hosting the 4th annual Passport to Romance reader appreciation event in Bellevue, Washington. It's a fabulous evening of authors, swag, and lots of free stuff. Lots!! Did I mention the event was also free? Well it is!

But even if you can't make it to our event in person, you can still participate by voting in the cover contest. The top four vote-getters make it to the finals where a winner will be selected at the Passport event. So check out the roster and vote for your favorite. Maybe you'll see a book that catches your eye and you'll find a new favorite read too.

Click the link to vote: http://gsrwa.org/ecwc/passport-to-romance-reader-event/passport-to-romance-cover-contest/

Hint-hint- I wouldn't mind a vote for a little superhero book called Instinct either :)





And if you are local to the Seattle/Bellevue area, we'd love to see you October 27th! Doors open at 6pm.



Until next time!

Anna- The Super Diva 
And check out Instinct at your
favorite eRetailer!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Little Spice for your Autumn by Ripley Proserpina

In one week, the final book of my Wishes and Curses duet releases. I started this series two years ago, during NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNo is to write 50, 000 words in one month. In the subsequent years, I’ve tried again to hit that goal, but I haven’t been able to do it. 



In any case, the first book poured out of me. I spent a month thinking about what I wanted to write, so on November 1st, I was ready to go. My plan was to just write one book, but at the end, I wasn’t done. 

Now I’m about release Revolution and Rising, and I’m feeling all nostalgic. Why can’t I write 50k again? Was it a one-off made up of the perfect amount of childcare, easy work days, and take-out? 
Or maybe it’s the badges that NaNo offers. I feel like everything in life can be accomplished if there’s a badge at the end of it. 


Also coming up, November 1st, I’m releasing a book I co-wrote with author, Rebecca Royce. This one is a reverse harem dystopian romance called Lightning Strikes. I’d never written a book with anyone before, so this was a blast. Both Rebecca and I tend to write spontaneously, so each time I got a section of work from here I felt like I got to choose my own adventure. 


I hope everyone is having a great October, and since I won’t be blogging again until November, here are some autumn quizzes to hold you over. Enjoy! 




Monday, October 1, 2018

Lip Biopsy & Eye Surgery Part 2 by Jennifer Kacey

So last Tuesday I had a tarsoconjunctival graft on my right eye. Think that extra eye lid some lizards have that blink sideways! :P
I was a pirate for a day! On my Dad's Bday which totally delighted me!!

Took 45 minutes for them to get the tape off and my eye cleaned so I could see again. Talk about disoriented with only one eye functional!

It looks super owwie but it doesn't feel too horrible. Lots of sutures still in that should let go in the next couple weeks and everything should settle back down a bit.
Good thing...because I go back in tomorrow the 2nd to have the other eye done. My eyes are already super tired with only one done but I'd prefer to get everything done super quick so I only feel really bad for a short bit of time. Go Team!!

OH and today I'm having a lip biopsy done for one of my auto immune conditions.
OH and next week I have to have skin cancer removed from my back.
For realz....when it rains......

So I'm hoping for uber speedy recoveries for all the things and hopefully some more answers and relief from some of my special snowflakeness. :)

Sending love to everybody and hoping you're all doing wonderful.
Love you all and thank you so much for all the support! You guys rock!!!


Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey



http://www.jenniferkacey.com/books.html


Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas and New York. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

#Halloween Spooktacular Tour & #Giveaway: HAVEN + DIAMOND MOON

Hi Everyone!

I love Halloween, and we're getting the spooky season started a little early this year, with two book tours for my Tranquilli Bloodline vampires and Black Hills werewolves! My tours are part of Bewitching Book Tour's Halloween Spooktacular, running through Halloween. Over a dozen authors are participating in this fab event, so be sure to visit some tour stops for articles, stories, recipes, book spotlights, and more. There's a great prize package too: enter the event's rafflecopter giveaway for a chance at e-gift cards and books galore!

Plus, join us at the live Halloween Spooktacular Facebook event on October 24, 2018. Chat with me and the other participating authors (Laura Bickle, Carolyn Walker, London Clarke, and many more!), play games, win prizes! I'll be there from 1pm-2pm, EST.

Happy reading, happy blog hopping, and happy (early) Halloween!


 September - HAVEN
 28 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
 October - HAVEN
 1 Authors' Secrets
 2 The Tired Buyer (Review)
 3 Gail’s Gory Details
 4 T's Stuff
 5 Saph’s Books
 8 The Book Junkie Reads
 9 I Smell Sheep
 10 Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
 11 3PartnersinShoppingNanaMommy&SissyToo!
 12 Simply Kelina
 15 Full Reads Review
 16 Ogitchida Kwe's Book Blog
 17 Urban Fantasy Investigations
 18 Supernatural Central
 19 Jazzy Book Reviews
 22 Teaser Addicts Book Blog
 23 Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
 24 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
 25 fundinmental
 25 Triple A Book Blog
 26 A Bewitching Guide to All Things Halloween
 29 Fang-tastic Books
 30 Don't Judge, Read
 31 Stormy Vixen's Book Reviews
 
Halloween Spooktacular, Haven tour, September 17 to October 31, 2018
 September - DIAMOND MOON
 28 Teaser Addicts Book Blog
 October - DIAMOND MOON
 1 Lisa’s World of Books
 2 Ramblings of a Book Nerd
 3 Fang-tastic Books
 4 Paranormalists
 5 Roxanne’s Realm
 8 T's Stuff
 9 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
 10 Simply Kelina
 11 Authors' Secrets
 12 Gail’s Gory Details
 15 Saph’s Books
 16 The Book Junkie Reads
 17 Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
 18 3PartnersinShopping-Nana,Mommy,&Sissy,Too!
 19 A Bewitching Guide to All Things Halloween
 22 fundinmental
 23 Triple A
 24 Infinite House of Books
 25 Fang-tastic Books
 26 Paranormalists
 29 Roxanne’s Realm
 30 I Smell Sheep (Review)
 31 Urban Fantasy Investigations
 

Have a great October, Dear Readers, and I'll see you back here on October 30th with more Halloween fun!

xo,
Celia


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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Three’s Not a Crowd if Done Right!


Whether you consider a threesome a ménage à trois or a polyamorous relationship the sexy romps, once taboo, have become commonplace in both books and movies over the past half dozen years.


Recently, I stumbled across a 2017 movie titled, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. The movie is a biographical sketch of William Moulton Marston, professor of psychology at Harvard University, inventor of the lie detector, and ... most notably ... creator of Wonder Woman!

Professor Marston spent the majority of his adult life in a polyamorous relationship with his legal wife, Elizabeth (also an academic), and their lover Olive Byrne. Their relationship began in the classroom, when Olive took a position as Dr. Marston’s teaching assistant, with both Elizabeth and Olive assisting in the design of the lie detector. Once news of their unusual relationship got out, Professor and Mrs. Marston were fired from Harvard. The story is told in flashbacks beginning in the late 1920s and ending in the mid-1940s just prior to Marston’s death.

What I never realized until I watched the movie was that the original Wonder Woman comic was filled with overtly sexual, sadomasochistic, and lesbian imagery. It was this content that initiated a hearing before a “decency” panel who would decide if the comic would be pulled from the shelves.


After Marston’s death, Wonder Woman was re-tooled with the sexual imagery removed along with the character’s super powers. It wasn’t until 1972 when Gloria Steinem put Wonder Woman on the cover of the first issue of Ms. Magazine as the perfect example of female empowerment that the comic book heroine would regain her super powers. Just a note: Marston used his invention of the lie detector as inspiration for Wonder Woman’s lasso of truth!


This movie was artistically stunning. The acting superb. The period clothing and scenery were spot on. Despite the theme of the movie, there was very little nudity. The swear words were minimal as well and, when used, fit perfectly into the context of the story.

I would definitely recommend the movie to anyone who enjoys a great story with a wonderful tease of sexuality!
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Another reason the movie appealed to me so much is because of the time period. I love the decadence, the imagery of the 1920s and 30s. My 1920’s novella, The Muse, is also a ménage à trois. Rather than being set in academia, the story is set in the world of art and music.



Decadence, freedom and illegal activities
Everything a sheltered debutante in the mid-1920s could want. When Hyde Park socialite Susan Leland meets up with Evan Forrester for the second time, she makes no excuses for their first meeting—an auto accident in which she broke the young artist’s wrist. She finds the handsome Evan both infuriating and intriguing, yet not quite as intriguing as sultry torch singer Holly Winters, a performer at Susan’s favorite supper club.

A chance to make amends
By posing nude for Evan to paint. When Susan balks, Evan, not wanting to deal with an innocent, sends her away but not before the arrival of his next model, Holly Winters. As Susan’s preparing to leave, the beautiful and talented singer convinces her to come back the next day—so they can pose together.

Will Susan find happiness in the arms of Evan Forrester—or another?
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Priced at 99¢ and also available in paperback and audio format. Click on the title above to be taken to Amazon!
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Until next month ... enjoy the change of seasons with a warm drink and a good book.
Nancy