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A Christmas Brothel: An Anthology

Oh, I loved this book!  My first Christmas book of the season.  This book came about when one of the authors saw a book’s title that was  supposed to be betrothed, and she read brothel.  Well… great books come about this way!

In this book, Faur Elke Klaus opens up her brothel to stranded travelers over Christmas, see Canterbury is experiencing the worst blizzard in years.  Complete whiteout conditions, and all the Inns are full, so Faur Klaus can do nothing else but open her haus to travelers who have no where else to go.  She does love Christmas so, and it is a time of Miracles.

The group of people that end up gathered in the haus is truly funny and heart wrenching at the the same time, and the their reasons being there are as varied as they are.  Songs are sung, and tales are told.  Some find old loves, some new, some renew their their commitment to each other.

I loved all the stories. They were great, the only one I had issues with one story, where the author dressed her heroine in fishnet stockings, it is 1816, they didn’t come about till much later, and she changed the last name of her couple also.  (and it was a short story!) All the rest were great.  With all the proceeds going to Toy’s for Tots and the cost only .99 this a book you much pick up for the holiday season.  I may have even found the start to a new series I am going to have to investigate. That, my friends, is the joy of an anthology like this one.     Five stars for this one.

 

 

 

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Heart Untouched by Andrew Grey

This book was classic Andrew Grey, opened it and only put down because life interfered. Five stars, couldn’t have been better.

Duncan is trying to find his way in a world that just got harder. In a bad accident on the Skeleton run, he hurt his back. Foe now no walking, life in a wheelchair is heard to get used too. But when a friend for the team gets reaches out…. a business opportunity presents its self, along with love. If he can see past the damaged nerves he’s dealing with and see the man Todd sees.

Todd still has dreams of making the Olympic team. But money us tight in an Olympic athletes world, and he us seriously thinking of quitting as the dept keeps piling up. But a commerical and things are looking up.

The twi things about thos book that took my breath were the love scene to the sounds of the major thunderstorm – just wow. And how Duncan’s mom never gave up on him or believing in him getting the use of his legs back. And statement that made me giggle because I haven’t heard it in years. “Her bread isn’t buttered all the way to the edge.” It fit the scene and the character being talked about perfectly.

This is a myst read for any one that likes overcoming stories. It gives hope for love no matter you physical state. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Grey.

April in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

This book was months in the publishing loop. But it was worth the wait!

April is the first female warrior in Poseidon’s Elite Warriors. She does everything right and is lethal with her bow and arrow.

Pine is the Prince of the European Wolf Shifters, during a huge fight in March he was trying to provide cover for the beautiful archer when she saved his life, then he got to save her’s. And when going for his kiss… yeah should have known better…. got punched in the face. He wants her, she’s his mate. So politics has it perks, he asks for her to be the new ambassador between Atlantis and his people.

It wasn’t about the dress… but wow the dress made her feel something new – or was how it made Pine look her? Or everyone else at the table treat her? Then of course you had Annie, a thirteen year old spunky shifter who wants to kill everybody (or at least pounce on them) and Pine’s evil twin brother he didn’t know he had.

A quick fun read, loved it. Five stars and a great addition to the Warriors of Poseidon series.

The Island of Dispair by Brian S. Converse

I loved this book. It was a fun and emotional read. I roll with the words, such evoking words, like a waves in the ocean. Sometimes there was a big wave with would make you laugh out loud, then another that would slam you to the bottom bed. If you enjoy poetry that takes you on a walk of a persons growth, this is the book for you.

TCS: Tribel Culture Studios by Mike Galloway

This book is a good four star read, I enjoyed it very much.

This is not a book for everyone, there is not a lot of emotional outbursts or emotional hooks.  It is a book about a gay collage student who starts a photography company, not planing on doing anything with it except get dates and get laid.

Jason is a collage drop out, he is young and socially awkward. But he wants to get laid, and he has the perfect guy in mind for it.  So he borrows money from his older cousin, Tyler, to buy some nice camera equipment. He’d always like photography. He decided to ask cute guys to pose for him, and maybe he’d get lucky and one of them, maybe more?, would have sex with him.

This is story of growing up, paying your debts, meeting people, and learning that what started out as lark could be really big.  Jason managed to make his photography studio pay off, made some real money and in the process one of his models that he innocently got involved with, turned on him and tried to take his studio away from him.  The danger became real, the enemy’s grew bolder and more plentiful.

I enjoyed this first book by this author.  Hot collage guys in Speedos as they played water polo, and posed for pictures that others bought off the website like candy, a young man learning to handle himself, relationships and his unexpected success all combined to create a book of steamy sex, rainbow auras and enough abs to keep you busy for while.

If you are looking for a deep emotional book, this is not the one you are looking for. If you are looking for a HEA, nope not here either, but if you are willing to go on a journey with Jason, and to have a laugh or two, you is something you need to pick up and take the time to read.  Have fun, dream of some hot guys, and enjoy.

 

 

March in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

It’s here! After months waiting patiently (Okay, maybe not so patently)my wait was over. And it did not disappoint in any way. Five stars for this wonderful continuation of her Warriors of Poseidon Series.

In this one, Lucas, the son of the traitor, and berserker warrior goes on a road trip with a single mom. They are after her daughter who the biological father’s mother had stolen. He’s never had Doritos or beef jerky. But he has a solid gold credit card that is usable at any back and he get pretty much as much money has he wishes. Oh, yeah, while in the bank he foils a bank robbery and then takes a minute to sit on the floor and play with a couple children, who were scared, with water magic.

And Rhiannon, the single mother?, she is fearless, and determined to get her daughter back. She was not happy to be left behind when he went scouting, but she couldn’t not think of him, even though her daughter’s life was on the line.

I loved this story, read it in a couple hours, could not put it down. It starts up in in the Human Prime compound where we left off in February, and finishes up that story line then finishes this story line with a flare that is uniquely Alyssa Day and her Warriors. You mush pick up this book.

March in Atlantis by Alyssa Day

It’s here, finally it’s here. After months of patiently (or not so patiently) waiting, finally we get to find out what happens with Human Prime, the rogue shifters and our Warriors.

After Jack and Savannah finish up in the H Prime compound, Lucas tells his teammates that he has to help a woman, there is a pull there. Denal tells him okay but to stay in touch. He goes after Rhiannon who had betrayed him and his team’s plan to the shifters holding him captive. He forgave her, because they were holding her daughter, and she had tuned out the electricity on her way out which allowed him to do away with his captors and get the battle to help his teammates.

They end up on a road trip after her ex’s mother steals her daughter and takes her back to Washington. There are confidences, Doritos and beef jerky, a gold (as in solid gold) credit card, which allowed him to take any amount of money out of the bank, which led to a bank robbery, and him sitting on the floor playing with water magic with children, and more traveling.

Lucas is the son of a traitor and a berserker warrior, and Savannah is a single mom who will not let anything stand between her and her daughter, and hates being left behind for any reason (even if she knows it is logical and correct thing to do. So, of course she sets time limits.)

This is a five star read, and a must read to add to your collection. It kept me reading from the first page to the last. Kept me up way past my bed time. Loved every second of it.

Writing Love Scenes

Great reference book
on April 3, 2018
Loved this book when I beta read it and then I bought it and it is now part of my reference writing books. Easy to read and understand. Very helpful tips and explanations. Plus the scenes in the book from their own work illustrates the techniques they are trying to teach you.

A Cauldron of Crows

They sit in the back of the ballroom.

Three black clad widows.

Powerful in their widow’s garb, if not in name.

They knew the marriage bed.

They knew societies expectations.

When they wore the pale colors of virginity,

They too knew the judgement they now passed from their generations Cauldron of Crows.

The doorway is there

in the garden.

It appeared out of nowhere?

Do I cross the threshold or not?

Thresholds hearld a change.

Chang in place

Change in time

Change in life.

Am I ready for that change?

Am I ready to go through that mystical door?

That door from nowhere?

Where does it lead?

Where will it take me?

A different Realm?

A different time?

A place of magic?

A place of beauty?

Or will it take me to the depths of hell?

I’m already there.

I crossed the threshold,

it’s just the other side of the garden.

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