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Truth and Fairy Tales GUEST POST AUTHOR Miriam Kobras

Truth And Fairy Tales
Let me tell you a bit more about Naomi, the female protagonist in Under the Same Sun.
Imagine that, after years and years of living a lonely, quiet life, after having lost the one person you loved more than all others, your dream comes true, and he walks in your door.   Nothing else matters—the love, the heady passion, the desire are back, as alive and strong as they ever were.   Nothing will keep you from making this work; you want him back, you want him forever. Obstacles and misgivings are nothing more than motes of dust, easily wiped away. This is how it went for Naomi in The Distant Shore, and she got what she wanted: she is the wife of famous rock star Jon Stone, his beloved, his only love. But she paid a high price for it. After having been shot down at the Academy Awards by one of Jon’s former lovers, her health is impaired, her spirit broken. 
Under the Same Sun isn’t just another love story. I wanted to show how Naomi had grown from a woman who had hidden he…


After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.Her crash course in business is aided by a streetwise store manager and Jenna's adoptive mother. But just as she's gaining a foothold in her new life, in walk her birth parents--aging hippies on a quest to reconnect with their firstborn.

Now Jenna must figure out how to reconcile the free-spirited Serenity and Tom with her traditional parents, deal with her feelings for a new love interest and decide what to do about her exes latest outrageous request. In the end, Jenna will find that there is no perfect family, only the people we love...

I'd like to start off my review by telling you how much of a…

Awesome Product Reviewed! Packaways Reusable Plastic Storage Boxes!!!

Hi everyone!  

I had a wonderful opportunity to review an awesome product.  I was so excited when I found out that Packaways would be sending me Reusable Plastic Storage boxes.  I thought it was a very innovative idea.  These boxes are made of heavy-duty corrugated plastic which is light-weight and water resistant.  If that's not cool enough it's also collapsible and your able to store them anywhere.  

When I collapsed the boxes I received I was able to hide them behind my bedroom dresser, I swear that's amazing because you save so much room and if your like me you need all the storage room you can get.  I could have put them under the bed but this way I have that space for something else.  By putting them behind my dresser it's well hidden and such a small space that I could never put anything else there.

When I received my boxes in the mail I was so excited I forgot to take a picture of the box they were shipped in lol I ripped it open and was in awe at how pretty the C…


The Book Waitress Serves Up Evil With A Side of Real Gooooood…

Deena Remiel here with my latest series release, The Book Waitress! Thanks to Leanne for offering up her blog today, and to all of you for sharing in the wicked fun. So I thought I’d share with you my journey to the dark side. Haha!

I started my writing career steeped in romance. I love all the facets involved in such an intricate relationship as love. But as I created my first paranormal romance series, The Brethren, I began to feel something else pulling me in. The DARK SIDE. I had a blast writing as Agremon and Namirha. Evil and snark go very well together. I felt so satisfied after writing those harrowing scenes with Emma enduring Namirha’s torture.

Now, don’t worry! It’s not because I’m sadistic or have turned evil myself. I found these scenes to actually be the hardest, the most challenging, and the most exhausting to write. And I loved it. And I love exploring the theme of Good versus Evil. If you’ve read…


Please Welcome Author Lacey Wolfe!!!

Thank you so much for having me today. It wasn’t too long ago that I released an erotic romance novella titled, Tempting The Manny. Yum. And in my head, the manny is very similar looking to Mario Lopez. *Fans herself.*
So, what was my inspiration for this story? The story really began as something fun. As a writer, I always hit this spot in a story where I sit back and think. What’s next? Do I like what I just wrote? I would then take a step back and write something else. Tempting The Manny started as just something to help me keep my creative energy going.  But then, all of a sudden, my heroine Olivia, demanded attention. Out of nowhere, she was weaving all these lies and really making a mess of things. And I had to stop all other stories and get this all taken care of. A tale that was meant to be a little fantasy about a single mom hiring a sexy manny, suddenly got a lot more plot. And when the story came to an end, I sat back and thought, I like th…

Gaming Reviews at The Green Room

Just wanted to post a quick plug for my brother Devon and his new blog "The Green Room", a place to find all his latest game reviews written for various publications, as well as random musings and thoughts.

He's fairly new to writing, but has already been embraced by as a talented and valuable writer under the pen name T.Monkey.  Since his modest start he's already published a couple reviews, and hopes to put out a lot more this year.
Check out a couple of his reviews below, all on for the publication above.
Hybrid (XBLA) - Review
Prototype 2 (PC) - Review
Endless Space (PC) - Review

You can also keep up to date on his list of latest reviews directly on his blog here: TMonkey's Reviews
If you're into games and you want his latest impressions, make sure to check him out! :D 
Twitter - @tokingmonkey Canadian Online Gamers - T.Monkey


Hey all!  Here's a few tips for you summer skin woes! Your skin's likely going through a lot this summer. Between the sunshine, chlorine, saltwater, sweat and heat, it can be tough to get your glow on. Try these simple tricks and your skin will thank you.
Count to 60 before you rinse off cleanser.
That's how long it takes to work, says David E. Bank, M.D., a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.

Touch your face.
Derms say that massaging while you moisturize ups circulation for a healthy radiance.

Wear lipbalm in the shower.
Apply a thick coat, hop in; let the steam do its thing. Then gently wipe off dead loosened skin cells with a washcloth for seriously silky lips.

Toni's Review of Dream Bound by Kate Douglas ***5 Stars***

They are creatures of light in search of an energy source to help them survive. So when the Nyrians discover amazing power in the extreme passion and sexual pleasure of humans, they come to Earth to satisfy their needs. For years, Mac Dugan has been trying to find the mysterious being he once loved and then lost. Now he has gathered a group of six highly intuitive and extremely sexual men and women at a secret mountain hideaway. Here he hopes to focus their potent sensuality into highly erotic fantasies that will summon his lover, Zianne. What he doesn't anticipate is each team member making extraordinary sexual discoveries of their own.
A man who knows his future is waiting for him fights hard and works harder to save the woman he loves and her people.
Twenty years ago Mac Dugan found the love of his life and lost her.  But he is a man that has a second chance.  His love is from the future, his present to be exact.  He spoke to her over time and sp…

BOOK GIVEAWAY & Toni's Review of Waterborne by Katherine Irons ***3 Stars***

For details on how to enter to win this book and the other two in the series be sure to read the end of the review! 
A Force of Nature
Ree O’Connor is more than she seems to be. Despite her delicate appearance and her broken heart, she sees what others don’t. In fact, she is an agent of a clandestine world court, about to bring down a monster when a stranger springs her trap instead. The mistake nearly costs Ree not only her prey, but her life, too—until mysterious Alexandros spirits her to an underwater world she never suspected, even with all her secret knowledge.
As a prince of Atlantis, Alexandros has centuries of experience in love and battle. His magic draws from the power of the ocean itself, and he can be just as beguiling—and just as unfathomable. Could any man heal Ree enough to become more than a sometime lover? And can she trust her heart to a soldier-prince of the deep?

I have wanted to read this series for a while now.  So I jumped at the chance to…

Toni's Review of Siren's Serenade by Dominique Eastwick ***5 Stars***

Loving her might just be the death of him.

When Coast Guard rescue swimmer Kaleb Theldon sees what he's sure is a mermaid pulling his partner into the murky depths of the Bering Sea, they call it PTSD. In order to save his career, Kaleb agrees to a week at an island spa off the coast of Maine. But the spa is nothing like he expected, and he isn't prepared for the sexy siren that crosses his path. But will her passion be more than one mere human can take?

Serena has a problem, and after four previous visits to the Wiccan Haus, she'd expected things to get easier. But on the mermaid’s fifth visit, Kaleb walks in and everything in her life becomes complicated. Never has she wanted to mate with a human man before. But can she love a man who has a chip on his shoulder a league long when it comes to mermaids? Can she deal with her own issues all while keeping her true self secret from the man she loves?

And will loving him prove deadly?

This time, the staff have more than healing on…

Toni's Review of Blood of Innocence by Tami Dane ***4 Stars***

Be sure to check out the details on how to win your own copy at the end of the review!!
Gifted profiler Sloan Skye joins the hunt for an elusive serial killer--and discovers a breed of criminal few know exists . . .

A cynic by nature, Sloan Skye wasn't thrilled when she was assigned to the FBI's Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. But her doubts are slowly easing, especially when she sees that working on the fringe allows her to use some of her more unconventional tactics. Most of all, Sloan's grateful her career is on track--because her love life, if you can even call it that, is in shambles.
Sloan is searching for a suspect who slays his female victims at night, and bizarrely drains their bodies of blood. Bad enough, but when Sloan learns what the killer is really after, she can barely sleep at night. When the suspect guns for someone very close to Sloan, it's time to throw out the rules and face her deepest fears . . 
Blood of Innoce…

Toni's Review of An Apple Away by Kate Richards ***5 Stars***

A witch's spell great love may break
Aislinn never wants to see another doctor. Their painful and pointless treatments have done nothing to improve her rapidly deteriorating health. She hopes that the staff of Wiccan Haus can at least offer a change of scene, if not a return of a little of her former strength. She’s delighted to meet Punda, a masseuse, on her arrival and charmed by the cottage in the apple orchard where she will stay.
Dr. Hugo Peralta visits the island at the insistence of his boss. The distinguished brain surgeon is in desperate need of a respite before overwork makes him one of his own patients. He is surprised but pleased with the privacy and serenity of his cottage—across the orchard from Aislinn’s. An idyllic location on a magical island where love can blossom—if the Rowans can help the trio save Aislinn from whatever is killing her.

Kate Richards took the old saying “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” and made it her own…

Toni's Review of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore ***4 Stars***

In the darkness, it’s easy to lose your way…

Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems. Vampire houses and werewolf clans alike are blaming her for a spate of gruesome murders, and Kat needs to figure out who’s really responsible before she becomes the next target…

On the hunt, she forms an uneasy alliance with both the Luna Cult and a powerful rogue werewolf. But the truths Kat’s uncovering—about her enemies and her few remaining confidantes—are far from comforting. And when the chance comes to leave her life of vengeance behind, Kat must decide whether her real motive lies in protecting the innocent, or sating her own fierce hungers…


Kat’s world is about to be turned upside down.
Kat is a one woman wrecking crew when it comes to taking down undesirab…