Well, we made it a year. yesterday was one whole year since cancer decided to be a bitch and take you away. It doesn't feel like a year. Feels more like a few days. Or like a dream. Sometimes, I'm still not sure I believe it. Like, it's something that happens to other families. Everyone probably feels that way, though.
I spent the day having a Star Wars marathon, ending with Solo. Hubby asked if I was ready for that given my reaction to seeing the trailer last February. I said no, but was determined to enjoy it in your honor.
Love you lots, you grumpy nerd,
I'm giving my blog back to my writing friend, Lily Avalon for the release of her compilation novel, Irresistibly Yours. This works great because I'm behind on writing, so she can entertain you while I sneak off to write. ;) Thanks, Lily.
Irresistibly Yours is a compilation of six short stories, all contemporary romance with sexytimes.
Included in this compilation:
• Here All Along
• More Than Words
• Taking the Risk
• Breaking the Rules
• Hook Me Up
• Just One Favor
Shutting the cupboard door, I spin around to face him, giving him a once-over for the first time since I got home. The fact that his five o'clock shadow beginning to show up more or less demonstrates his effort today. Tilting my head to the side, I ask, “What's up with this?” as I touch his jaw line with my index finger. “And this?” I pinch the collar on his shirt. “Actually, I'm more surprised you still have your clothes on.”
“It's not like I walk around naked all the time.”
“Hey,” he says, pointing at me sternly. “It was just that one time.”
I bite my lip recalling that day I caught him walking down the hallway in just his boxers. I’d freaked out at first, but it was a nice sight now that I think about it. Very nice. “Maybe it was.”
“I'm your roommate, not your boyfriend.” He touches a finger to my chin. “I make sure I'm decent in front of you until you say otherwise.” His smile morphs into a smirk.
About the Author
Lilly Avalon is the thirty-something author of the RESIST series and other romance books. She started to pen her first erotica at twelve years old, but her mom found the "dirty story" and threw it away, which was just as well because it wasn't that good. At all. Luckily, she continued to write stories for years until she rediscovered her love of sexy tales in her late twenties.
Lilly currently resides in Ohio with her husband and pet rodents. Lilly Avalon is a pen name.
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Today I'm sharing an awesome new paranormal romance book (technically, it releases tomorrow) by a fellow author I've recently friended over on Twitter Allie McCormack.
Wishes in a Bottle
Centuries ago in plague-struck Italy, Julian DiConti cast a powerful spell in desperation to have the magical power to be able to help his people who were dying in horrific conditions. The spell goes spectacularly awry, leaving Julian enslaved to a Djinn bottle, bound to grant three wishes to each Master of the bottle until the spell can be broken. More than anything, Julian longs for a normal life – for a home, and a family. After six hundred years, however, he has begun to despair of ever being freed from the spell.
Enter Alessandra Taylor, a young woman who has followed her calling to help others, in the face of vociferous disapproval from her family, particularly her controlling father. Working at a shelter for battered women, she's thrilled to meet the reclusive Julian DiConti, whose collection of garments from third world countries has provided funding for shelters across the country. When Julian turns out to be a Djinn from the old bottle she found in her attic, she hears his story and empathizes with his despair. Although she's willing to free him, he can't tell her how. As time goes by, their initial attraction blossoms into a love that both realize is doomed. Once she has made her third wish, the magic of the bottle will whisk Julian away and out of her life forever... unless she can somehow figure out how to free him. But one by one, she's forced to use the precious wishes to help others.
Get it on Amazon for $3.99!
About the Author
A career medical transcriptionist, Allie McCormack is now writing from home full-time. Allie has traveled quite a bit and lived many places all over the U.S., and also a year in Cairo, Egypt as an exchange student, and a year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under contract to a hospital there, plus a short stint with NATO while she was in the Army. As a single mom, she raised a wonderful daughter who's recently married and there are plans afoot for grandchildren. A disabled veteran, Allie now lives in the beautiful Sorona Desert in southern Arizona with her two rescue cats and writes full-time.
Allie says: "A writer is who and what I am... a romance writer. I write what I know, and what I know is romance. Dozens of story lines and literally hundreds of characters live and breathe within the not-so-narrow confines of my imagination, and it is my joy and privilege to bring them to life, to share them with others by writing their stories."
Every Friday is Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain and L.G. Keltner.
The rules are blog about something good in your life. It can be something little or something big, but the goal is to find the positive in life and celebrate it. Then hop around the linky list on Lexa's blog and see what others are celebrating.
This week I'm celebrating the weekend. My 2019 for writing hasn't really gotten a chance to start. The first few days were spent moving, then Monday we had a blizzard. Being hearty (transplant) Yoopers, hubby and I still went out in it. He had to work and I had errands to do. We must have gotten a good 2-3 feet of snow that day, so even though our car is all wheel drive, I got it stuck by the garage and had to dig it out. My back didn't appreciate that, so I spent Tuesday in pain. By Wednesday it was better, but then cramps started and they won't stop until Saturday. All this pain means I'm not sleeping well.
Needless to say it's been a painful and exhausting start to the year and I am over it. I'm officially starting my 2019 on January 14th. Bring it.
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