Saturday, March 31, 2018

BIA is out now! Here's an update on what's coming soon!

Good morning everyone!

Before I get started, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter or Passover, or Ostara. 

Michele and I have have been working hard to bring you Caden, Kalkin's twin and idiot brother. I worried while we were finishing up Kalkin, working on edits and such, we wouldn't be able to properly fix them.

Caden has issues. Danielle has issues. How do we deal with both of their brokeness individually and together. Somehow, in Seventy thousand words we have, and we're heading into the home stretch. We've added a couple of new characters to the series which will definitely bring some new elements to the series and we're slowly meshing the Rafertys and the Dryers.

Caden will be released on July 10, 2018. Stay tuned for details as his release gets closer. :)

But, that's not all I am here to talk about...

Michele and I have expanded our shifter world. As you know, we did things backwards. When we first started with Kalkin, we jumped to the kids who in my mind were easier to write about. They were, and they also gave us the encouragement we needed to finish Kalkin. They also helped spin off some awesome new books mini-series within our shifter world. Here is a sneak peek at some new covers and a few have some clickable link. Just hover over the caption and it will send you to where you can pre-order or buy the book!

Until next month, happy reading!


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Friday, March 30, 2018


Hello Dear Readers,

Happy Spring! My last post here was in December, so I hope this March post finds you having a happy and healthy new year. As part of my New Year's resolutions, I embarked on a new workout program called #80DayObsession. I've always been a bit of a fitness enthusiast, and this new workout by Autumn Calabrese does not disappoint. It's a hardcore, total-body plan filled with fun cardio and core and strength-training. If you're looking for a challenge, check it out.

In addition to workout programs, Autumn also does a cooking show with her chef brother called #Fixate. Lots of healthy, fun recipes in there. I'm totally addicted to the Banana Apple muffins. Gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious!

Tasty Treat: Autumn Calabrese's Fixate Banana Apple Muffins

picture of celia's batch of muffins
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (approx 1 cup)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of Himalayan salt
  • 3/4 medium apple chopped (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp organic grass fed butter, melted
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- Line pan with muffin papers, or spray muffin with oil.
- Combine eggs, banana, butter in a bowl and mix well.
- Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, mix well.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients together and mix until blended.
- Add chopped apple and mix.
- Divide batter evenly in muffin cups (makes nine (9) muffins).
- Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown (and toothpick test comes out clean).

Recipe source: - Autumn Calabrese's Fixate Cookbook & Cooking Show

Celia's Tips:
- Try adding a little cinnamon.
- Top your treat with 1 tsp of a nut butter as "icing" (peanut butter = yummy).

Steamy Reads

While you're enjoying your delicious homemade muffin (goes great with coffee!), dive into a steamy read. Here are my recs from my recent reads.
  • Azagoth, Reaver, and Revenant (3 books in the Demonica Series), by Larissa Ione
  • Shadow's Claim and Shadows Seduction (2 books in Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresley Cole
  • Mischief and the Masters (Masters of the Shadowlands Series) by Cherise Sinclair
  • The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire Series) by Jennifer Probst

Have a great Spring Break and holiday season, Dear Readers, and see you back here on April 30th!


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Decade of Decadence ... The Roaring Twenties

'To feed and dance, always to be moving, that is the thing. We daren’t risk more than an hour or two in sleep, in case something happens while we aren’t there.’ ~ Author Unknown

The Twenties were considered the decade of social discovery, a time when women fought for and won their independence and their right to do and say far more than any previous time in history.

Hemlines rose and, even more of a shock, dresses became backless, blatantly risqué. The standard long, coiffed hair of the Victorian era gave way to short bob haircuts. Women who previously touted their voluptuousness now bound their breasts for a waifish look.

We were like nuns who had never seen over the convent wall until now. Everything was unexpected, fascinating, thrilling, unusual.’ ~ Romance novelist Barbara Cartland

Women found a new freedom of sexual expression. Young girls no longer felt the constraints of a chaperone; married women freely took part in extra-marital affairs. As the decade progressed, so did the outlandish behavior. Even the somberness of the 1st World War couldn’t dampen the effects of too much, too quickly.

In my award-winning novella, The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker, I wrote an extremely independent heroine, a composite of all that was happening during the Roaring Twenties.

About the Book

In the Roaring Twenties

A former Hello Girl during WWI, widowed Ariel Pennybaker served her country proudly. She now carries on her late husband’s legacy…a home for the many returning, injured soldiers.

With her year of mourning nearly at an end, she’s had enough of her self-imposed celibacy. It’s time to get back in the game.

A chance meeting with a handsome WWI aviator has her imagining thoroughly naughty thoughts. When a second man walks into her life, her naughty thoughts turn downright decadent. What better way to fulfil her fantasies than by sharing both men’s beds.

As tempting as the idea is, Ariel has a huge secret, one she must protect at all costs. And, it’s possible one or both of her lovers is not what he seems.

A Sneak Peek

“Retired or not, I see you still possess that infamous flyboy charm.”

He shrugged, the lift of his shoulders drawing her attention to their width and the way he held himself.
“Charming beautiful women was part of basic training,” he quipped. “Right up there with learning how to fly an airplane.”

His cheeky answer set her senses on alert. “I would think the flight instruction to be far more important than lessons on charm and seduction.”

“When you get right down to it, they’re very similar. It takes finesse to handle the throttle of a plane. You have to know exactly how much pressure to put on the stick, how to maneuver the knobs, and when to let the plane go on its own.”

The smooth tenor of his voice ratcheted her heart rate up yet another notch. “Really?” she said, her breath catching in her throat.

“There’s that one moment…when the plane is hanging there in the sky. You’ve given her all the encouragement she can take, urged her as far as she can go without breaking. Then, at just the right moment, she bursts forth with a second wind, lurches forward, and bounds unfettered across the bright blue sky.”

The sudden urge to fan herself had her clenching her hands into fists and pressing them to her sides. “It must be exciting…the flying, I mean.”

“As I said, not that different from seducing a woman. Both take a light touch at first—a gentle stroke until they’re primed. Followed by a more commanding hold, just before they reach the pinnacle of their endurance.”

A low groan escaped her throat, drawing his outright laugh.

“You make flying sound a lot like copulation, Major. Surely, when you were up in the air defeating our enemies, your attention was on something other than carnal activities.”

He leaned forward until his mouth hovered scant millimeters from her ear. His warm breath fanned over her cheek. “It’s all about a successful ending, Mrs. Pennybaker. Nothing prepares you for the climax of a good dogfight or the climax of a purely sexual encounter. They should both take your breath away.”
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Until next month, stay healthy, happy, and well read!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Surrender Series by Jennifer Kacey

He can't love his best friend's younger sister. Can she love him enough to save them both?

After just one night, the only man she’s ever loved pushes her away…

Painful secrets have kept Angela Meyers running for more than a decade.  She’s fought her way to the top of the fashion world but hidden scars run soul deep.  Now a stalker has resurfaced, threatening to destroy everything she’s sacrificed for, and the only person able to protect her is the one man she vowed would never get close enough to crush her heart again. The same man she still loves and hates and needs with every breath she takes.  Can she allow him close enough to keep her safe while protecting the secrets destined to rip them apart again?

Now to save her, he must convince her, their love is worth a second chance...

Clay Waters must break down the barriers surrounding Angela’s heart while discovering who the voice in the shadows belongs to. Convincing her to trust him and surrendering his heart to a love he never believed in will be the only way to save the lives hanging in the balance.  He couldn’t allow himself to love her then, but now he must help her accept their past and fight for a future she thought lost forever…

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Love. Nothing but a four-letter word. Until he has to protect the woman able to bring him to his knees.
Campbell Newbury couldn’t believe who his new client was: Natalie Grant, do-gooder and pain-in-the-ass extraordinaire. Of all the security firms in New York, she had to pick his to protect her. But her flaming red hair and curves turn him on. Blond and toned, Campbell is a sex-only kind of guy and has bedded his fair share of women. Love? Not an option. Forever? Not in the cards for him. But a bet with his best friend may change everything.

On their first official meeting, Natalie knew all the rumors about Campbell were true. If he weren’t the best security money could buy, she’d want no part of the cocky womanizer. But she needs him. The sudden rush of near hit and runs is proof of that. As the threats escalate, she sees a side of the bad boy he’s tried to hide—and his strong arms provide comfort and something more she didn’t know she needed. She’s careful not to let her heart overrule her head. They keep their relationship strictly business by day—and lustfully kinky by night.

Will this unlikely couple find their way to forever or will their needs disappear once the dust settles?

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Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. 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.