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GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)

Blurb

Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

During the first meeting for new students, the odd trio, though appearing to have little in common, became fast friends. They complemented each other, and their zeal for their coursework led them to graduate in three years instead of the usual four. Upon graduation, the three friends enthusiastically accepted the offer of employment at Pearl Beach Resort with a three-bedroom cabin to share.

The college and the resort were both presided over by Boris van Donk, a Dutch billionaire whose reputed sexual excesses earned him the nickname “The Dirty Dutchman.” It was rumored that he enjoyed introducing neophytes of both sexes to his fabled collection of erotic toys and practices. Despite his libido being the stuff of legend, van Donk conducted himself with dignity; he never forced his desires on disinterested parties.

Buy Link

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You can pre-order now for $1.99. While $1.99 is a great price, I'm gonna let you in on a bit of inside info. I will run a freebie soon after the release, and the book will be available from Kindle Unlimited if you'd prefer to borrow it. 

Grab it now and know it will be available to read on October 10, or mark your calendar and snap it up later. You're a winner either way!

I have two promo events coming up in October, both hosted by RABT Book Tours. The signup should be open by the end of the week. Here are the links if you can help with either or both.

https://sites.google.com/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/fall-2022-blitzes/lil-deville-the-shape-of-heat-i-awakening-teaser-tuesday

https://sites.google.com/rabtbooktoursandpr.com/fall-2022-blitzes/lil-deville-the-shape-of-heat-i-awakening-release-blitz?authuser=0

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Charity Sunday: The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research

 

Tears for the Lost
Image designed by Cara Hartley
You are welcome to use it, but please credit me.


For this month's Charity Sunday, I am donating to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research. There are many forms of dementia. Not to put too fine a point on it, all of them suck ass. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most widely recognized forms of dementia. There is no cure and the idea that people won't get dementia if they just keep their minds active really grinds my gears because it's pure bull pucky. 

I worked caring for the elderly for approximately 25 years. I have taken care of highly intelligent and gifted people with dementia. Unfortunately, doing crossword puzzles is not a safeguard against dementia and I really hate clickbait sharticles proclaiming that "keeping your mind active" prevents dementia. 

Dementia can happen to artists, doctors, pharmacists, college professors, musicians, scientists, and yes, writers, to name a few professions requiring an active mind. Researchers don't fully understand why people develop Alzheimer's. However, studies have revealed that people presenting with the disease have an impaired ability to clear beta-amyloid plaque from their brains.



Those of you in my age range may recognize these elf-like brothers. They were born in 1953 and 1955. The younger brother on the left is aging abnormally in the sense that most 67-year-old men don't throw themselves around a stage half-naked while playing guitar as if possessed by the spirit of The Great Cornholio. The older brother, unfortunately, died in 2017 at age 64 after a 9-year-battle with early onset Alzheimer's.

(The Cornholio reference is not intended as an insult. These guys liked Beavis and Butthead, and so do I.)


I always thought this was a tremendously unfair fate. Malcolm Young wasn't a perfect person, but he tried to conduct himself in an honorable fashion. When his band's lead singer, Bon Scott, died suddenly in early 1980, Malcolm took it upon himself to call Bon's mother so she learned of the unfortunate incident from a sympathetic person rather than seeing it on the news. 

As Dr. Greg House once said, you don't get what you deserve; you get what you get. Sometimes life hands good people a leaky bucket filled with raw sewage while certain orange-hued crooks and their complicit spawn walk free after being caught with classified documents stolen from the U.S. government. 


I did this bit of Photoshop not long after I learned how ill Malcolm was. 

I find the strength of the bond between these fellows touching. I watched an interview with Angus where he said that even after Malcolm's condition deteriorated to where he could no longer walk, talk, or feed himself, he would still smile whenever Angus came to visit him. That at least is a lovely thing. It reminds me of something the late Christopher Lee said following the passing of his great friend Peter Cushing.

“At some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again”

Angus lost Malcolm and also his older brother George within a month of each other. Another case of life handing the leaky bucket of sewage to the wrong person.

Here is the link to donate to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research.


I would like to share a link to the book review I wrote for a series of children's books created by two sisters who cared for their mother who had Alzheimer's. The books are perfect for kids but also comforting for adults, at least those adults who are secretly still 10 years old inside. Like, you know, me.

The link goes live at 12 AM MST on 25 September 2022.


I've finished the first draft of Flight of the Dragons and now it's crunch time on editing to get it ship-shape for submission to Dragon Soul Press for potential inclusion in their Reign of Fire anthology. 

https://dragonsoulpress.com/shortstorycalls/

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Length: 9000 Words

Heat Level: 0 Flames

Blurb
Poverty and the threat of nuclear annihilation dominate his reality, so Simeon retreats to the world of his imagination where dragons fly free, bringing hope on leathery wings. 

Snippet

Simeon wasn’t sorry to leave the metropolitan area. With pandemic restrictions and an increase in high-pollution days, his health problems often prevented him from attending school in person, so he never developed close friendships with his classmates.

Simeon was a dwarf who had undergone multiple heart surgeries and procedures to correct his abnormally formed digestive tract. He didn’t mind being a dwarf and figured it wouldn’t have mattered if he minded. There were neither spells nor medications to make him grow, so he accepted himself as he was. He didn’t mind eating softer foods to accommodate his sensitive digestive system. He liked hamburgers, soups, and applesauce. He could eat his favorite foods, such as bagels with cream cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches.

The surgeons had satisfactorily corrected Simeon’s heart anomalies. Overall, he was much healthier than he had been in early childhood. However, he remained vulnerable to respiratory infections and asthma attacks.


I would also like to share the Gardenian flag that I created on Saturday morning. (Gardenia is the fictional nation where Simeon lives.) I couldn't have done it without Pixabay, Pixlr.com, and the flag creator app on rollforfantasy.com

https://rollforfantasy.com/tools/flag-creator.php






Welcome to Pearl Beach Resort #MFRWAuthor #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #8Sunday #SnipSun

 


GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)

Blurb

Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 

Snippet

Two women and a man, all hospitality workers in their early twenties, sat in a remote spot on the soft pink sands of Pearl Beach Resort. Pearl Beach was a tropical hideaway in the Caribbean Sea, offering both relaxing days and exciting nightlife for adults. Fire Isle’s nearby sister island, Moonlight Island, was home to Sunny Coast Hospitality College. Some of the school’s graduates became managers of luxury hotels. Others loved Pearl Beach so much that they stayed on as employees. The three companions were in the latter category. 

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/3eNpil8

You can pre-order now for $1.99. While $1.99 is a great price, I'm gonna let you in on a bit of inside info. I will run a freebie soon after the release, and the book will be available from Kindle Unlimited if you'd prefer to borrow it. 

Grab it now and know it will be available to read on October 10, or mark your calendar and snap it up later. You're a winner either way!

I originally intended to submit the manuscript for this story to Cobblestone Press, but when I tried to do so, I received a delightful notice from a mailer daemon. I triple-checked the email address, and it matched what was on their website. However, according to my top intel sources, Cobblestone Press went out of business a couple of years ago. (Thank you to Kayelle Allen for this information.) So I formatted the manuscript and published it myself. 

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Flight of the Dragons Intro #MFRWHooks #8Sunday #SnipSun

 

Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Length: TBD

Heat Level: 0 Flames

Blurb
Poverty and the threat of nuclear annihilation dominate his reality, so Simeon retreats to the world of his imagination where dragons fly free, bringing hope on leathery wings. 

Snippet

Twelve-year-old Simeon Gorecki lived in the tiny prairie town of Ganatane, population 123 souls. Two years previously, he and his mother, Maria Iohannes, had moved to Ganatene from Minnerane, a large metropolitan area a hundred miles to the south. After Simeon’s father, Air Force Captain Ib Gorecki, disappeared during the Assault of the Scorching Lands four years ago, Maria became the family’s sole wage earner, working long hours as a nurse at the Clearwater Lake Clinic to pay the ever-increasing rental costs on the family’s modest townhome.

Maria was in poor health. Chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and operations to remove her breasts, reproductive system, and thyroid gland took a toll on her ability to perform the physically demanding job she’d held for many years. There were no rental relief programs even for individuals with severe disabilities. So, Maria took the money in the family’s savings account and found an old house in the Northeastern territories where she and Simeon could live without fear of their rent being raised.

Buy Link

None yet. This is a WIP that I am submitting to Dragon Soul Press for potential inclusion in their Reign of Fire anthology. 

https://dragonsoulpress.com/shortstorycalls/

Stories for Reign of Fire should be between 3000 and 15,000 words and are due by September 30. If you are interested in submitting a story of your own for Reign of Fire or checking out forthcoming DSP anthologies, please visit the preceding link. I am not affiliated with Dragon Soul Press; I am just passing along the information. 

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Genre :  Erotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage) Length : 10,000 Words Heat Level : Nuclear Blast (5 Flames) Blurb Candi knew hot things happened ...