Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sunday's Book features Havens Book 2 of the Affinities series #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #fantasy #all ages #earth, air, water, fire

The four teens, led by the mysterious birds they believe are their parents seek a place of safety where they can learn to control their affinities. They find a place of refuge with Doma Jandia, grandmother of their friend Zand. The doma plans to take them to the highlands but news of the capture of two of their friends by Dom Senet, sends them on a rescue mission. Their powers are not strong enough to defeat the evil dom. They must find a way to succeed or their friends will be corrupted forever.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Books by Tina Donahue are featured today as Saturday's Books #MFRWAuthor #romance #spicy #crime family


Sinfully Hot (Erotic Paranormal Romance)


A hotter-than-sin reaper. A badass demon. Hell doesn’t get steamier than this.


Zekiel owns the newest nightclub in the French Quarter. The decadent atmosphere draws the corrupt, their blackened souls just what he likes to reap.


Jewel is not amused. Not only has Zekiel cut in on her territory, Satan’s gotten hardcore, upping her quota. All hell’s going to break loose if mortals don’t start selling their souls to her.


The race is on. Zekiel claims victory and wants Jewel as his prize for one evening. Nothing forbidden. Nothing denied. In other words, the whole enchilada, including voyeurism and BDSM.


After the first promising look and lingering touch, they’re goners…even though they’re supposed to be competitors.


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Target (Dark Mafia Romance)


A Russian kingpin wants her dead… the only one who can stop it is the man sent to murder her.

Toni Flores loved her dream job working for a respected US senator until he raped her. She’s determined to bring him to justice, no matter the cost.

For years, Dimitri Valesky, head of a Russian crime family in America, has bought off those in government. Just like the senator responsible for Toni’s assault. When she won’t keep quiet about it and risks Dimitri’s business, he orders his stepson Michael to kill her.

Michael’s a lobbyist not a mafia enforcer. He refuses the insane demand, but Dimitri insists. The power he holds over Michael and his brothers is absolute… or so he believes.

Rather than murder Toni, Michael intends to romance her. Once he convinces her to keep quiet about the Senator, she won’t be a target any longer and Dimitri will back off on the hit. The plan falls apart and now they are dodging mafia enforcers, bullets, and Dimitri’s outrage.

Michael and Toni fight to stay alive and save those dearest to them as they also fall hopelessly in love.

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Privilege (Dark Mafia Romance)


She’ll destroy the mobsters who murdered her brother… unless they kill her first.


District cop Lia Blosky warned her twin brother not to get involved with the Valesky Crime Family. He didn’t listen. Now, he’s dead, tortured horribly before mobsters murdered him. Out for blood, she’ll do anything to see these monsters dead.


FBI Special Agent Adrian Kalin is connected to the Valesky Family in a way he loathes and doesn’t want. His stepfather rules the syndicate and is tired of Lia threatening to kill him and others responsible for her brother’s death. To shut her up for good, he orders Adrian to murder her. Who better than an FBI agent who has no connection to her and knows how to hide evidence?


Adrian resists, but if it comes down to saving Lia or his brothers and mother from Dimitri’s rage, he’ll have to choose family.


In a deadly game between each other and the mob, Lia and Adrian fight to survive… while also surrendering to their undeniable attraction to each other.


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Friday, April 28, 2023

Tina Donahue is Visiting and Talking about her latest release. #MFRWAuthor #Anything You Want #romance #witty #Playful #Caribbean resort


1. Tell me about your latest release or the book you wish to feature? Genre?


My latest release is Anything You Want, a witty, playful, and oh-so-sexy menage at a Caribbean resort. An erotic romance.


At a hedonistic resort, her indecent cravings are about to be sated…


With the big three-o only days away, Jamie’s had it with dieting, exercise, and being alone. Off she goes to Wicked Desires, a decadent Caribbean resort where clothing is optional, carnal appetites rule, and food, especially chocolate, is celebrated. If only she had a guy to indulge with…


How about two? Billionaires Creed and Tav are checking out ideas for their new video game. The play features a resort where anything goes and an unlikely heroine as the star. Jamie’s luscious curves and sweet vulnerability make her the perfect type to base their game on. Since she’s also in IT—having put her dream to create candy on hold—she understands their lingo.


Hell, their desires are perfectly in tune with hers, whether it’s food play during meals, punishment in the discipline room, or a romantic evening on the beach.


When it comes to sweet delights and these two hunks…who says she can’t have anything she wants?


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2. Where did the idea arise?


Since I adore chocolate (yeah, I’m an admitted chocoholic), and since I love hot romances – especially with two guys and one lucky lady – Anything You Want was the perfect combination of the two.



3. How much research was involved? Did you stay on point or be distracted by wanting to look at just one more thing?


I had to research Caribbean resorts that cater to an ‘anything goes’ attitude in terms of hookups between guests, food play, etc. Believe it or not, there are a ton of those resorts around. I had a great time looking at all the sexy pictures.



4. How long did you take to write the book?


I’m a fast writer – generally averaging 4000 to 4500 words daily. I also plot thoroughly before I begin writing. Given those two things, Anything You Want didn’t take long at all to write.



5. Now a bit about you. How long have you been writing? What is your Sun Sign?


I’ve been writing since I was a kid and actually wrote my first book Dimples the Adventurous Flea when I was nine years old. I even illustrated the book, made copies, and sold them to my friends’ parents in the neighborhood. My first book tour.


I haven’t a clue what my sun sign is, but it sounds like a fun thing to explore.



6. Do you write in a number of genres or stick to one?


I’ve written everything from sweet/clean romance to erotic (menage and reverse harem), romcom, paranormal, suspense, chick lit, urban fantasy, contemporary, historical, Regency, adult, new adult, forbidden romance, scifi, dark mafia, military, and sports.



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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Escape is featured today with Thursday's Opening Scene #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #fantasy #earth #air #fire #water

 A flash of lightning brightened the sleeping chamber. Ash woke with a start and burrowed into the pillows. The scent of trouble rode the air currents that threaded through the open window slats. Her heart thudded in her chest. Like the beating of a giant’s club against a massive drum, thunder sounded. Again, lightning flashed and cast green, red, white and blue slashes across the sky.

The air held no threat of rain. ‘Twas like the heat storms of summer, unnatural at this time of year, for the waning days of autumn marked the season.

Ash calmed her racing thoughts and tasted the air, for that was her element. A frown formed within and without. From the land beyond the four walls of the henge, she caught the odors of fires, animals and men. From inside the keep, there was little except the aromas of her parents and siblings. Something was wrong. Where were those who served the Dom and Doma of Wesren? Ash propped herself against the pillows. If she had her younger brother’s affinity for things of earth, she could read the stones of the ancient tower and know what had passed while she slept. Where were the men servants and maids? ‘Twas as though the henge had been abandoned by those who lived within the four walls.

The chamber door creaked. Ash froze until a familiar scent reached her. “Mama, what’s wrong?”

The Doma Calanda slipped across the room and sat on the bed. “Ashlea, still your thoughts.”

Ash struggled to obey the sharp command. Her mother seldom spoke this way. “Why?”

“Thoughts travel on the wind and may be read by those who wish us ill.” She grasped Ash’s hand. “Dress in your warmest clothes. As soon as you’ve finished, go to the inner room.”

The urgency in her mother’s voice raised fear. “What’s happening?”

“We’ve been betrayed. An army surrounds the henge. Your father and I believe the secret of the openings in the walls is known by those who seek to force us to use our powers for their ends.”

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Meet The Warriors from Seppal #MFRWHooks #BWLAuthor #fantasy #romance #warriors #seers #Healers


Join the authors at #MFRWHooks here for some great excerpts. Mine is from Seppal at and introduces the Warriors.


In Seppal, the prophecy has been heard and the Three and Three are awaited.

Ranal’s dead mam once told him one day he would learn why he had been born. He has found two companions, boys like himself who have no home and become seaweed gatherers like he has been. His two friends are developing strange skill. He can see no change in himself but he desires a sword. Then they will be three, Seer, Healer and Warrior

Amera returns to the clan after spending the summer with the king windsteed stallion and six yearlings. What she finds is the slaughtered herd and also the clan. Only one person remains barely alive and tells her Bethera, her cousin and almost sister has been taken by the priestesses and their guards. Not knowing what to do, Amera follows the king stallion to a sheltered glen and a huge cave complex. When the stallion calls her, she follows him to the priestesses’ keep and manages to rescue her cousin and another young girl. During the next few years, her friends develop talents and are becoming the Seer and the Healer. Amera wants to become the warrior but she can’t imagine how she can gain a sword.

Now the Three and Three must join to bring justice, healing, order and change to Seppal.


       The three unsaddled windsteeds raced after the galloping king stallion. As the ruins grew closer, Amera saw three men leave the opening of the large room. Young, tall and dark-haired. Who were they? As she approached she studied them. Their green eyes were much like hers and her companions. The unsaddled windsteeds arrived to face the men.

     “Who are you?” Amera asked.

     “We are Three,” one said. “Who are you?”

     “We are also Three. I am Amera, Warrior.” She indicated her companions. “Bethera, Healer. Ciera, Seer.”

     The young man laughed. “Ranal, Warrior. Tegal, Healer and Seval, Seer. Will you join us for a meal? Alas, we have little food.”

     Amera nodded. “We will. Our saddlebags are full. Spend time with your windsteeds. You have been chosen.” She dismounted and lifted her packs before unsaddling her steed. “We will await you inside.”EXCERPT:

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Pursuit Plot - Opening is featured as Tuesday's Writer's Tip #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Pursuit #Plot #Opening

 In the pursuit plot, there are just three elements needed. The good character, the bad character and the goal. One of the characters chases another with the goal in mind. I've done this at least once as a plot.  Zelda, the heroine wants Michael, the hero. He doesn't want to be causght. Her goal is marriage. His is dating women with no strings. This was a fun story to write. The opening shows first him and then her and their goals are shown. His to avoid her and hers to catch him.

It's not always the good character chasing the bad one. The reverse is often seen. The opening shows the three factors.

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Meandering on Monday with Janet Lane Walters #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Reading #writing #thoughts

 Meander 1 - Reading - Still re-reading Dick Francis books about horses and racing. Enjoying. some I remember and some I don't.

Meander 2 - Thoughts - Politics hold sway and the hold on a certain pill by the Supreme Court is good. What I find that scares me. if they agree with the conservie judge, all medications will be up for suits and to be removed from the market. That especially means vaccines since there are so many antis in the country. Judges should stay out of medical matters and a lot of tother things. Term limits would be a good thing. Perhaps 12 years for all judges, not life-time appointments.

Meander 3 - Writing - Am moving forward with the current story and must begin tomorrow putting it into the final form. Have to read the directions as I continue along.

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Escape is featured today as Sunday's Book #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Fantasy for all ages #Earth #Fire #Water #Air


Two sets of halfling twins, Ashlea, Brandien, Jaydren and Kylandra sent away from their home by their parents to protect them from trouble, search for mentors to teach them how to use their affinities.

During the escape, they face many problems forcing them to use their affinities by trial and error. They also meet Alizand, the son of the ruling prince of Wesren. Zand has an affinity for Fire and this will keep him from gaining the rule.

Dom Senet, an advisor to his father, and once a friend of the quartet’s parents suspects Zand’s affinity. He wishes to corrupt the teen and use him to gain control of the four princedoms of the land and of the highlands. The evil dom has all four affinities. The four must reach a secret place and find teachers before the evil man discovers them

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

Saturday A Book by Ann Fowler is featured today I've Worn Many Hats #MFRWAuthor #memoir Retired #Canadian #Honduras


Get ready to experience a roller coaster ride of emotions!

Laughter, sadness, empathy, outrage. Canadian Anne Hamilton Fowler appeared to have it all. However, life is not always as idyllic as it seems and at age twenty a series of events almost destroyed her. Emerging from the wreckage she reinvented herself, started over, and proceeded to live on the edge with a risk-taking lifestyle. Then in 1993, an event experienced during a trip to Central America changed everything.

I’ve Worn Many Hats” is an inspirational read that demonstrates our human frailties, one’s ability to survive personal adversity, and how we can learn to forgive both ourselves and others. It is a story of redemption.

Anne Fowler is a retired Canadian who divides the year between her Haliburton summer cottage and Central America. This memoir is her first book and all proceeds will go to support Anne’s ongoing humanitarian work in Honduras.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

Friday Ann Fowler is visiting and Talking about her latest release #MFRWAuthor #Memoir


1.     Tell me about your latest release or the book you wish to feature? Genre?

My only release is my memoir I’ve Worn Many Hats. It is a “no holds barred” chronicle of my rather tumultuous 82- year old life!!! The book can likely be best summed up by these remarks from one of my readers: “Your candid account spanning decades of a long bumpy life evokes many emotions; laughter, empathy, shock, admiration. As I read the first half, I kept going back, re-reading and thinking, she did what?! In the second half of the book, I discovered what had inspired you to make such a drastic life change and accomplish “all this.”  Your memoir is hard to put down, in fact I read it twice! Bravo!”                                                                                                                                                       


2.     Where did the idea arise?

Friends had been encouraging me for years to write about my life. So when two of my closest friends retired to Vancouver and wouldn’t be around at the cottage that summer, I knew this was the time to get started.      


3.     How much research was involved? Did you stay on point or be distracted by wanting to look at just one more thing?


        Since the book was about events that had happened to me, research was not a factor. What WAS a factor, was my memory; not about the things from fifty years ago, that was easy! It’s the stuff that happened last week that I sometimes had difficulty with! The way I handled it all was to keep paper and pen EVERYWHERE so that when I had a random memory or thought, I could jot it down at anytime of the day or night. I had a basic book outline already in my computer so every few days I would gather up the paper scraps and insert “that” idea/memory into the correct time spot. This worked out and allowed me to stay on point.    



4.     How long did you take to write the book?

About 18 months working both at the cottage and in Honduras. Covid had disrupted life to such an extent that my Honduran projects were on hold and summer visitors to the lake were at a minimum. This gave me plenty of free time to concentrate on writing.


5.     Now a bit about you. How long have you been writing? What is your Sun Sign?

NOT SURE IF YOU WANTED A BIO HERE, SO HAVE ENCLOSED I am a Capricorn and this was my first attempt at writing a book

BIO if needed!

Born and raised in Toronto I grew up an only child in a traditional middle class Canadian family of the 40’s and 50’s. But my life has been anything but traditional! After finishing school my career included flight attendant with American Airlines, model, travel agent, world traveller, sales and marketing and almost 30 years in Human Resources as an entrepreneur/ business owner. I closed my company and retired in 2001 to take up another role, that of humanitarian. As someone once said when they described my various life pursuits during their introduction of me as that night’s speaker, “and she’s only 108 years old”! 



6.     Do you write in a number of genres or stick to one?

The memoir is my only book so far but I am in the process of putting together a collection of “stories” from the past 22 years as experienced by my many international volunteers to Honduras. Not sure what genre this will be classed under, you be the judge! Their tales will fall into one of these categories: “Is it Love?” “This Inspired Me,” “Shouldn’t That Be Illegal?!” “How Sad,” “Dangerous Pursuits,” “Where Are They Now?”  “Please Don’t Tell My Mother!!” (the authors of these stories will be assigned a pseudonym to protect the innocent!)….and I‘m sure there will be other submissions that will fall under a different category!  


7.     Where on the internet can you be found?

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday's Opening Scene from Toth's Priest #BWLAuthor #MFRWAuthor #Opening Sceen #Toth #Priest #paranormal #alternate ancient Egypt


A chill walked Amara’s spine and broke her concentration on the movements of the exercise. As she hit the wall to propel herself into the air, she slipped and landed in a heap on the matted gym floor of the church run community center. She peered toward the door. The local drug lord and his nephew paused in the doorway. Probably headed to the priest’s office for a weekly visit. Her hands coiled into fists.

Ramos moved away but Miguel remained. His hooded gaze stripped her naked. She rose and completed the final exercise of today’s martial arts training session. A quick glance at the door showed he was gone. She should have felt relief but the hands shook and the sour smell of rear remained.

“Ready for a match?” another of the students asked.

Amara shook her head. “I have to leave.”

The teenager stepped closer. “Wonder what Ramos wants?”

“Father Joe will know but I don’t intend to ask him.” With shaking hands she pulled on her jeans and tee shirt and tied her sneakers. In a half-run, she hurried to the door and left the community center.

Outside, aromas reached her. Cooking food, exhaust from cars and busses. Her own fear laced sweat. Noises penetrated. Music, horns, people’s voices. Her glance darted from side to side. Was anyone watching her?

What could she do? The last time she’s encountered Ramos’s nephew he’d frightened her. “Gonna plow you good, babe. You’ll sing for me real sweet.” She had no one to guard her back. Hadn’t had anyone since her father’s death. She sighed. She’s almost had a friend once. An undercover cop had saved her. Then Ramos had discovered the man’s identity. Seth had vanished. Was he dead?

As she scurried toward the apartment building where she lived with her uncle and his family, she fought to control the fear rocketing through her thoughts. Her breathing came in quick gasps. After her father’s death and her mother’s suicide her uncle had reluctantly given her a home. Social Security benefits had been the reason but she would soon age out.

When she reached the building instead of stopping on the fourth floor she continued up the stairs toward the room. She wasn’t ready to hear her uncle’s demands she quit school and find a job. She rubbed her arms. There was no one to help her.


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