Sunday, May 31, 2015

Anita Quick - When Mommy Goes A-Marching

Three-year-old Mikey is proud that his mommy is a soldier. He misses her when she's marching, but he is happy to stay on his grandparents' farm. Mikey and his mommy talk through the computer while she is serving overseas, and his preschool makes a big sign to welcome Mommy home. Suggested age range for readers: 2-6

When Mommy Goes A-Marching is a rhymed children’s picture book about deployment, with computer art illustrations done from photographs taken in Illinois and Iraq, while the author’s niece served overseas and her three-year-old son stayed on his grandparents’ farm. 

Hardback, soft bound and ebook available from Guardian Angel 

Author’s Note: The title and idea for When Mommy Goes A-Marching came from my sister Becky, who had been going through old photos and emails, reliving the months when her daughter Missy was deployed to Iraq and Becky was caring for Missy’s three-year-old son Mikey.  I was about to publish two books on the Civil War and was searching for my next writing project, and I believed that Becky’s dream of a book for Mikey would benefit other families going through the same experience.

Deployment—before, during, and especially after—is a stressful time for soldiers, families, and caregivers.  Books like I Miss You!: A Military Kid’s Book About Deployment by Beth Andrews, multiple websites, and organizations like FRG’s (Family Readiness Groups) offer advice and support for military families.  My niece was in college when she joined the Illinois National Guard, went through training, and soon received word that her unit would be deployed.  Although she had to drop her classes, Missy was doubly fortunate in that her parents were available as caregivers, and they lived close enough for Mikey to keep attending his same daycare center, where Becky worked as the cook. 
This was not the first time my sister had provided service-related guardianship; Becky had cared for our brother Larry’s son Christopher when Larry was stationed overseas.  When Christopher stayed with his Aunt Becky, he looked forward to hearing his daddy’s voice in phone calls placed as frequently as possible.  Changes in technology allowed Mikey the huge, added comfort of actually seeing his mother when they spoke via webcam.  Missy sent photos, Arabic color books, and foreign currency, and the toy camels mentioned in the book were a big hit at preschool show-and-tell.
More importantly, she and Mikey shared stories, and Missy could make requests for future care packages that he helped send from home.  (The post office can tell you what items are allowed to be sent to overseas military personnel and what items are considered contraband.)  Packages to Missy included inexpensive toys like sets of plastic animals and small cars, which were eagerly received by the local children.  One of her most touching photos is of a smiling young boy with his new treasure. 
Shows of local support are evident in Becky’s albums, from the farewell party pictures to the welcome home banners stretched across the interstate overpass.  (A local A.B.A.T.E. chapter adopted Missy, and one photo shows Mikey on a motorcycle, parked near the milking parlor in the driveway of his grandma and grandpa’s farm.)  The computer art illustrations in this book are based on Missy and Becky’s photos.  While When Mommy Goes A-Marching is Mikey’s book, it is ultimately a story of three generations coping as best they could under the circumstances.  The stress of Missy’s deployment was only magnified when one of her bunkmates was killed by a roadside bomb.  I felt it important to address the subject of loss but I wrote the text so that it can be interpreted and discussed on multiple levels.  Loss includes separation, by circumstances like rotation or transfer.  Loss comes from cutting ties—the severance that occurs when someone chooses to end a friendship.  The passage can be used, if needed, to discuss the subject of death.
Our family members have served in the militia and military from Colonial times through today, in all branches of service.  The technology of war has changed but I am certain that one thing remains the same:  a soldier prays the most for peace.

Blurbs:  When Mommy Goes A-Marching by Anita Quick
“My brother Brad is in the army, my daughter Sara is in the Air Reserves with prior service in the Air Force, and my youngest son Jarod is in the Army. All three have served at least one stint in Iraq, and Brad and Sara have served in Afghanistan.  Jarod has a daughter that was born three months before he deployed.  Sara has two daughters; the oldest was three when she went overseas.  It is really hard on all the family as well as the soldier when they are deployed for training or service, but I have always felt it was harder on the kids.  I LOVE the idea of your book and the fact that it states the grandson was angry.  Children are told to be proud and brave while their parent is gone, but it is really hard when they don't understand why they left, or what war is, or what military service demands.  Your book is another tool for a parent to use to comfort their child(ren) left at home.  I would love to see more like it for the older kiddos also!  Great job!!!!!!!”         ~ Cathy Small

Quick’s “When Mommy Goes A-Marching” creates an opportunity for families, both military and civilian, to talk about the impact of deployment. The absence of a parent and the losses that could occur are brought to light sensitively.  The book provides families a platform from which to launch serious discussions about the effects of military conflict.  It gives children a way to voice the “big feelings” that accompany a parent’s absence and return to their families.  Quick’s actual photographs make the fact of military service a reality for all of us.      ~ Margaret Campbell Davis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker  

Review by Penelope Anne Cole on December 22, 2014: Children and families affected by military service and deployment.

Anita Quick has written a moving and timely children’s book on an important topic: parents in uniform, especially mothers, in service to our country. In "When Mommy Goes A-Marching" we see military service through the eyes and experience of a boy. He sees his mother in her uniform leaving for deployment. We say deployment, but it would be just as accurate to say going to a war zone. There is danger as well as the daily duty that the military perform when deployed and working anywhere in the world.

The story is told in simple rhymes that children can easily relate to. Mikey stays at his grandpa’s farm and continues to attend his preschool, so the family tries to keep his life as normal as possible. In past times, children had to wait for letters, tapes, or phone calls from deployed parents. In today’s high tech world, Mikey can actually see his mother via webcam communication. It’s much more personal and satisfying. His mother shares some of her experiences in her military life. She also sends her son a toy camel, foreign money, and an Arabic coloring book. In return, he and his grandparents sent care packages, family photos, and toys for local children in Iraq.

This is a personal story, but one that is shared by many families who are faced with separation from a military family member. They all have the same stress, anxieties, and concerns. Sharing them in this way is helpful. As is finding support groups to make it through the hard times. This book will help others know they’re not alone and also that we support them. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.

Review by Janet Ann Collins on December 27, 2014: MUCH NEEDED BOOK

I've never before seen a book like this, and it's much needed.

When Mommy Goes A-Marching is about a little kid whose mother is deployed overseas. As the Author's Note at the end explains, the boy's mother was a college student in the National Guard when she was deployed overseas and had to drop out of college and leave her son with his grandparents.

The young boy in the photos is a family member of the author.

This picture book is for young children and shows how the child is able to cope and connect with his mother as much as possible through things like Skype.

Most of the book is in rhyme, which is well done and not forced at all.

There are probably a lot of children in similar situations and this book will help them understand and adjust to having their mothers gone away. Probably kids with fathers in the military will also be helped by this positive story.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

FOUND - Tara Crescent

I have a mission. Kill the man who kidnapped me. Kill the guards who raped me. I have guns and knives and I’m not afraid to use them. Nothing will stop me.

Then I walk into a bar and I notice him. He is gorgeous.

For four long years, my only response to anything sexual has been revulsion and fear. This time, it feels different.

I could use him. I want to use him. I could sleep with him and make a pleasurable memory as a counterpoint to the painful ones. I’m not a frightened young girl anymore. I’m a trained assassin, capable of killing him with my bare hands.

This time, I’ll be in control.

He’s just supposed to be a distraction, this mysterious man in the bar that I have a one-night stand with. But I can't predict the secrets he is hiding... secrets that are about to intersect my world in painful, unanticipated, and dangerous ways.

ABOUT TARA:  Hello, I’m Tara Cresent. I’ve always fantasized about being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come true!

Sort of.

By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I sit, and I type, and I am a daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance.

In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden, travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix (zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)

I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy, with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in.

I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work.  My favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it.

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Happy reading and writing! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Burning For Her Kiss - Sherri Hayes

***Warning: Contains BDSM*** 

Beth Davenport has no interest in getting involved with another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have her reconsidering her ban on men.

As a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department, Drew Parker is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however, what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued. Drew has to get to know her better.

After what happened to her, Beth is reluctant to get involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?


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Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch

Temptation, thy name is Ian Lochlan.

That was the thought running through Ellie Dawson’s head when her boss offered to escort her to a local vampire bar. Who would suspect that it was owned by him and that he would be the one to introduce her to all the pleasures of a vampire’s kiss?

Passion is a different beast when vampires are involved and Ellie faces love from two very sensual creatures. Tragedy strikes and Ian relinquishes her into the arms of his best friend – Jasper. Ellie struggles with the feelings aroused in her by both men but she knows nothing can stop the Hunger.

Can she survive loving two men and the past that continues to haunt her?

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wrenched - Zora Nyxx


Istvan Marinko's personal relationship theory of "Women chose, Men get Chosen" is put to the test when he encounters Celeste, a sexy older woman who's starting anew. Istvan's never found his groove in the realm of women and social situations and now he's been chosen and pulled into the unsuspecting surge and sensuality of Celeste. Everything believed is shattered and he has to chose when Celeste's past come crashing down on them.

"Why was it so bad to want to taste, touch and explore the female flesh without having to commit to a relationship? It was too much for me, trying to guess how this movie called Celeste was going to play out. What I needed to know, was my ultimate out come. Stating up front sex is off the table, I deal. Anticipation is what kills me when I get green lights, then everything slams red.

The film was almost over and I gently squeezed her thigh and whispered in her ear, “What are you doing here...with me?” I needed a hint, a clue, something from her, or I was going to put on my gentleman hat, wish her well and walk. She didn't change her expression or look away from the screen and I only heard her breathe one word softly which vanquished my internal frustrations and kept me in my seat.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Malachy's Unit- Claire Plaisted

Since Malachy Garrett inherited his father's investigations business, he has hated the boring daily grind of the office, yearning for the days long-past and the excitement and danger of cases now handed over to his staff. 

Those agents include the beautiful but deadly Ana Belaruski, whose current case threatens to expose a skeleton of family secrets that could destroy Malachy and everything he and his father created. 

As the mystery deepens, they find themselves in a desperate race to uncover a double agent in their midst. Will Malachy's feelings for Ana cloud his judgement, and will he risk everything for a woman who may or may not share the same feelings?

Claire Plaisted was born and bought up in Uk. Living in New Zealand with husband and three children and loving it.

Claire is a Family History Researcher turned writer and self publisher. Claire is a prolific writer of many different genre's. Adult Romance, Regency, Detective, Erotic, Young Adult, Sci-fi, Paranormal, Thriller, and Young Children's adventure stories with a learning curve. Some of these are yet to be published.

Claire also helps other Indie Authors get there books online by formatting them into eBooks or Print. Sharing all book on social media, local newspapers and bookstores.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fated Capture - Kristyn Eudes

Arsema believes she is just a regular sixteen year old girl until a week before the start of her junior year when she starts to experience strange occurrences. Soon after she is thrust into a world that feels more like make-believe than reality. 

To make matters worse, she is being hunted by two ancient races of supernatural beings. One looking to find and save her life and in turn save their race, the other looking to use her to bring an end to the world as she knows it. 

After being attacked and kidnapped by her best friend's boyfriend she is rescued by the guy she has been having reoccurring dreams about. Soon her life is not the only thing she is in jeopardy of losing as she finds herself falling hard and fast for her rescuer, Lyon. But will she be able to see past who or what he really is and accept him as he is? 

Fated Capture is a story about fate, adventure, magic and unconditional love. Arsema is a fiercely loyal heroine with a knack for getting herself into trouble. The question is will she be able to get out? Or will she find herself in the grasp of the one she desperately needs to avoid? This is one paranormal romance that will be sure to leave you begging for more.... 

Kristyn Eudes was raised in a small town in Alabama, where she recently married her best friend and love of her life. Together, they are raising their combined large family along with their newly adopted Tuxedo kitty, Fluffy. 

When not writing the next book in her Fated Keepers series, Kristyn obsesses over The Vampire Diaries, enjoys reading books by her favorite authors and brainstorming her next writing project. 

She loves all kinds of music and art, believing that creativity opens the soul. Her favorite hobbies are horseback riding and volleyball and she absolutely adores baseball (Go Red Sox) !!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Free to Trust - C.W. Nightly

.•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸. FREE TO TRUST   ..•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸.
 First there was Aiden, now meet Cole.
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Some pain is felt on the surface others are felt on the soul. Kate knows the sting of deception all too well. Though she bears no physical scars-her ability to trust has been shattered. When her work has her spending time with New York's most notorious bachelor she finds herself fighting her attraction, that is until he stops fighting fair. But Cole's high flying lifestyle has made him some powerful enemies. Enemies that want to extract revenge on the irreverent playboy where it hurts the most. Will Kate find the pleasure that eluded her until now only to have it ripped away? Or will she face her past and allow herself the chance to be Free To Trust?

Book 1: Free To Try
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Fate brought them together...but would it also tear them apart? 

Mercy hasn’t had an easy life and barely escaped her sadistic and sociopathic ex-boyfriend Alex. Fearing the repercussions she knows she'll pay if he finds her, she flees Florida leaving behind everything and everyone in exchange for a new beginning. 

Aiden lost his submissive and fiancée over a year ago to a random act of violence. At drift with grief he believes seeing the criminals who took her brought to justice is what he needs to start living again. 
When Mercy shows up sent by the temp agency to fill a receptionist position at Aiden’s company, their instant attraction has sparks flying, surprising them both. While Mercy is ready to share her body with her tempting new boss...He wants everything. Body, heart and soul. 

Aiden is prepared to hold on to the first woman to turn his head in over a year. After Aiden manipulates the circumstances of her employment to keep her at his side Mercy has no choice but to confide in her new boss. Aiden’s more than willing to help with ANYTHING she needs. 

Can she even consider his offer and keep one step ahead of Alex? 

While Mercy may be willing to risk everything to find a chance at love... it is her heart at stake. 



Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada I still call Montreal home. Surrounded by my husband, five children and my Siamese cat. I love reading, the smell of spring rain and walking in the first snowfalls of December when the snow is crunchy, especially at night. 

I enjoy curling up with a book and losing myself in the characters. I turned that love towards writing to create stories I hope you love too.

I believe everyone is entitled to their own personal happily ever after :)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dakota's Autumn - Savannah Morgan

Dakota's Autumn
Book 1

Dakota's Autumn: A Deadly Flowers Story 

Flowers can be beautiful, 

For over twenty years Shane Black has been a man searching; searching for his missing twin brother, searching for the man who tore his family apart, searching for a way to reclaim his identity, searching for home. In the middle of a mission where his cover is blown, Shane awakens to find himself in a shack in the middle of South America where the beautiful little flower who saved his life has left him and taken the formula he was sent to recover. Now he must find his way home with the few items she has left for him and start a new search. For her. 

Flowers can be deadly, 

When Autumn is abducted by the man responsible for destroying Shane’s family, he must face his personal demons and join forces with those he holds responsible for betraying Autumn.While Shane and the Deadly Flowers race to bring Autumn home safely, she stumbles onto what Shane has searched most of his life for, but will they be too late to end the reign of terror of a mad man. 

Flower can be healing. 

Autumn Bennett is a woman of many talents and secrets. A top rate trauma surgeon and a master of Dim Mak, she is as complicated and deadly as the flower she is named after, the Autumn Crocus, a flower known to have both healing and life-threatening properties. Autumn’s professional life is turned upside down when she is falsely accused of killing a patient. At odds as to what she should do she turns to the family business, a private security firm where her cousins have banded together to create an all female covert ops team, the Deadly Flowers. Using her skills as a healer, and her mastery of Dim-Mak, Autumn winds her way in and out of her two careers searching for answers to where she belongs, in her life, in her complicated family and the man who fascinates her above anyone else.

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Savannah Morgan

I have traveled the world, fought against injustice, and brought evil to a grinding halt. I have made kings and destroyed empires. I have owned businesses, been a housewife and worked as an office assistant. I have written ingenious copy for PR campaigns and I have been an evil Senator. I have built towns, painted world renowned art, and photographed the world. I have found love in the most unlikely places and I have been betrayed. I have scratched and clawed my way out of dissolute situations and I have caused those I love pain. I can fly a plane and a helicopter. I can dismantle a bomb and find the cure of diseases. I can shift into any creature I wish and I am magical. I am a Warrior Goddess who will smite you down or send a faerie in to help you find true love. I am all of these things and the fertile depths of my creativity.

In truth I live in Central MS with my husband and two dogs and live a simple life, which I love. I have an adventurous spirit and thoroughly enjoy seeing new places while meeting new and interesting people.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Traded For Love - Jack Returns!


You don't know Jack. But you'll learn. 

Jack Duncan’s cruelty has finally risen to the surface and the marriage he’d seduced Emily into seems to be quickly falling apart. 

He and Emily essentially live separate lives. He conducts business about which she knows nothing. She looks for a way to fill all the free time her idol life which Jack’s wealth and ambition has created for her. 

As her boredom and loneliness increase, she tries to create new connections for herself, but Jack’s grip on her life grows tighter. With election coming, and Jack becoming more mysterious and less present, Emily’s mind begins to wander to the “what-ifs”, which include the possible scenarios surrounding an intelligent, well-controlled mystery man who chats her up in a bookstore. 

When Jack takes Emily to a secret club, she finds out the truth about where he goes at night, who he’s going there with, and who he’s going to see. 
Emily thought she knew Jack. It turns out she was completely wrong.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thanks For Making #RUDE a Bestseller!


All Romance:

Thank you so very much for helping the launch of #RUDE be such a success.  Despite the Ban from iBooks and Kobo, it turned into a great weekend.  For readers on the aforementioned formats, you'll notice the new link to All Romance.  I'm hoping you can find the formats there you need.  If not, just let me know and I'll find a way to get RUDE into your hands.  

The reviews made me grin, so I thought I'd share a few lines from those.  Let me just say I love how you guys review!!!!!  Thanks again for all the love!


"The Devonshire Twins got my attention! Liam and Luke are every girl's fantasy and Sarah Elizabeth got to live hers. What's a girl to do when two smoking hot brothers want you? "

"An erotic romance that will leave you breathless and fill your head with fantasies for years to come!"

"Pretty sure the raw sexual content will caused more than a few panty changes before the end of this one. Amazing book! Highly Recommended, so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one!!"

"OK!!! This is one Hot Book!!!! It involves twin Hunks!!! And one woman...Sarah...who is a virgin....and she wants both!!! Can the guys convince her to have them both!!!! You will love this hot hot hot !!! Awesome read!!"

"Oh my there is so much sexual suspense, humor and red hot romance in this book!!."

"Holy hot twins.....need I say more?!?!"

"This isn't your typical romance. This is hot, steamy, and oh so naughty."

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