His New Friend #MFRWHooks

    


Anthology:

For the Love of Winter

Anthology Genre:

Holiday Romance

Buy Link:

https://books2read.com/b/baqw6y

Publication Date:

December 6, 2023

Ebook Price:

$3.99 (Amazon pre-order)

Book Blurb:

Bake your cookies, light some candles, trim your trees, and be enchanted with thirteen sweet-to-spicy Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's novellas that will sweep you from colonial days to contemporary times—each bearing a gift of happily-ever-after grand finales. This joyous collection is...

A Winter Mating by Lia Davis. He returns to Willow Glen with one goal, to claim his mate. Convincing her that she belongs to him will be his toughest challenge, but he's not above using seduction to get what he wants.

One Night at Christmas by Danica Winters. As the busy owner of a veterinary clinic, Emily Avery always has her hands full of puppies but empty of the one thing she really isn't sure she wants anyway—a man. When the kind-hearted Derek Night makes an emergency call to help his mom's naughty pup, they both must step outside of their shells and let the magic of Christmas and one mischievous pup bring them together.

The Christmas Crash by Tessa Lyons. Sparks fly when a relentless optimist and a grieving veterinarian are snowed in together at Christmas. Can they rediscover the magic of the season and find love in the most unexpected place?

His Christmas Date by Sara J. Walker. In this heartwarming story of seasoned romance, Dino Dudley and Hilde McQuire must navigate family drama and their own emotional baggage to find true love.

Jordyn's Christmas Gift by Marie Morton. Jordyn Billings, a busy marketing executive, is gifted a holiday getaway to Chateau D'Or by her family, where she discovers an unforgettable and life-changing Christmas gift.

Four Chanukahs and a Wedding by Merrie Angel. Widowed and alone in 1973, Millie explores a professional photographer's life, and stumbles upon Adam--an insatiable adventure seeker related to Jackie Kennedy. Will they find a way to ignite a flame that burns far beyond Millie's expectations and set ablaze their own festival of lights?

Recipe for Romance by Gloria Ferguson. Ashley McClain wants to win the Holiday Bake-Off with her late mom's cupcake recipe. Can she join forces with her friend and neighbor to claim the prize and a bit of romance just in time for Christmas?

Before the Rising Sun by V.L. Czerny. Their romance blighted at a colonial ball, Gertrude and Nicholas, forgetting their past acquaintance, are maneuvered by the Christmas spirit to set love loose and so refashion time's expected plans.

Unexpected Angels by C.L. Hart. Sometimes the best things come together when everything is falling apart.

Christmas Market Magic by Tessie Benton. Sydney Hawthorne hires an escort for a business date, but he's not what he appears to be, and their mutual deception sparks desire while careers hang in the balance.

A Merry White Christmas by Sally Murphy. Merry London, tasked with organizing an opulent Christmas ball for the McPhersons, faces an unexpected challenge in the form of Joel McPherson, whose fiery charm threatens to melt her icy exterior and unravel her meticulously laid plans.

Lavender and Love Restored by M.J. Gates. Chief architect Jess Carlson is restoring a haunted historic hotel and helping a friendly spirit while reclaiming her life and love before the hotel's grand reopening on New Year's Eve.

Marry Me by Midnight by Leah Miles. Navy SEAL Kendall Nelson can't manage a successful proposal, and single mom Luisa Sanchez has no time for romance.

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.


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Macario gazed in wonder at the little globe, which contained a tiny train running from a little railroad station charmingly decorated for Christmas.

“I make these myself every year,” Pika said proudly.

“It’s beautiful,” Macario said, surprised at the lump in his throat and the tears springing to his eyes. “I apologize for my sudden display of emotion. I’m very touched—pleasantly so, mind you—that such kind people can still be found in an increasingly harsh world. Thank you, Pika. I’ll take you up on your offer.”

Giving the friend he’d met less than an hour ago a brotherly embrace, Macario hurried to the little blue hybrid. He was prepared to climb into the back seat with his duffel bag, but Dom held the passenger door open for him.

“My friends ride up front,” the elf-like man said warmly.


About the Author:

C. L. Hart, the owner and sole employee of Naughty Netherworld Press, is spoken of in hushed tones. She is described as The Mad Scribe of the Northeastern Colorado Plains, The Terrible Old Woman, and The Author That Should Not Be.

When not penning sanity-destroying works of dystopian fiction, Lovecraftian fantasy, or old-school horror with the occasional sweet romance thrown in to upset the cosmic apple cart, Ms. Hart enjoys creating baked goods she hopes will be considered palatable.

Ms. Hart shares a home in a remote rural town of 134 souls with her adult son and three cats. Her sense of fashion is best described as Early Twenty-First Century Unmade Bed. This disabled former nurse can usually be found arguing with herself about subplots or rehabilitating eldritch horrors.

Follow C. L. Hart

C. L. Hart Amazon Author Page

https://bit.ly/CLHartAmazonAuthor

C. L. Hart Newsletter

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Naughty Netherworld Press Blog

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Naughty Netherworld Press Books

https://bit.ly/NNPBooks

Naughty Netherworld Press Start Page

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Naughty Netherworld Press Substack

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A Little Gift #MFRWHooks

   


Anthology:

For the Love of Winter

Anthology Genre:

Holiday Romance

Buy Link:

https://books2read.com/b/baqw6y

Publication Date:

December 6, 2023

Ebook Price:

$3.99 (Amazon pre-order)

Book Blurb:

Bake your cookies, light some candles, trim your trees, and be enchanted with thirteen sweet-to-spicy Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's novellas that will sweep you from colonial days to contemporary times—each bearing a gift of happily-ever-after grand finales. This joyous collection is...

A Winter Mating by Lia Davis. He returns to Willow Glen with one goal, to claim his mate. Convincing her that she belongs to him will be his toughest challenge, but he's not above using seduction to get what he wants.

One Night at Christmas by Danica Winters. As the busy owner of a veterinary clinic, Emily Avery always has her hands full of puppies but empty of the one thing she really isn't sure she wants anyway—a man. When the kind-hearted Derek Night makes an emergency call to help his mom's naughty pup, they both must step outside of their shells and let the magic of Christmas and one mischievous pup bring them together.

The Christmas Crash by Tessa Lyons. Sparks fly when a relentless optimist and a grieving veterinarian are snowed in together at Christmas. Can they rediscover the magic of the season and find love in the most unexpected place?

His Christmas Date by Sara J. Walker. In this heartwarming story of seasoned romance, Dino Dudley and Hilde McQuire must navigate family drama and their own emotional baggage to find true love.

Jordyn's Christmas Gift by Marie Morton. Jordyn Billings, a busy marketing executive, is gifted a holiday getaway to Chateau D'Or by her family, where she discovers an unforgettable and life-changing Christmas gift.

Four Chanukahs and a Wedding by Merrie Angel. Widowed and alone in 1973, Millie explores a professional photographer's life, and stumbles upon Adam--an insatiable adventure seeker related to Jackie Kennedy. Will they find a way to ignite a flame that burns far beyond Millie's expectations and set ablaze their own festival of lights?

Recipe for Romance by Gloria Ferguson. Ashley McClain wants to win the Holiday Bake-Off with her late mom's cupcake recipe. Can she join forces with her friend and neighbor to claim the prize and a bit of romance just in time for Christmas?

Before the Rising Sun by V.L. Czerny. Their romance blighted at a colonial ball, Gertrude and Nicholas, forgetting their past acquaintance, are maneuvered by the Christmas spirit to set love loose and so refashion time's expected plans.

Unexpected Angels by C.L. Hart. Sometimes the best things come together when everything is falling apart.

Christmas Market Magic by Tessie Benton. Sydney Hawthorne hires an escort for a business date, but he's not what he appears to be, and their mutual deception sparks desire while careers hang in the balance.

A Merry White Christmas by Sally Murphy. Merry London, tasked with organizing an opulent Christmas ball for the McPhersons, faces an unexpected challenge in the form of Joel McPherson, whose fiery charm threatens to melt her icy exterior and unravel her meticulously laid plans.

Lavender and Love Restored by M.J. Gates. Chief architect Jess Carlson is restoring a haunted historic hotel and helping a friendly spirit while reclaiming her life and love before the hotel's grand reopening on New Year's Eve.

Marry Me by Midnight by Leah Miles. Navy SEAL Kendall Nelson can't manage a successful proposal, and single mom Luisa Sanchez has no time for romance.

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.


Snippet

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The pair of elfin siblings embraced.

“Macario, this is my brother Dom,” Pika said. “Dom, this is Macario Bachmeier, the gentleman I was telling you about.”

“Greetings, Mr. Bachmeier,” the portly gentleman said, extending his hand. “I’m pleased we are able to assist you in your travels.”

“I can’t thank you enough for this, Sir,” Macario said.

“Mac, I’d like to continue our conversation,” Pika invited. She reached into the pocket of her vest, bringing forth a business card and a small snow globe.

“Here’s my name and email,” she said. “Feel free to get in touch with me anytime.”


About the Author:

C. L. Hart, the owner and sole employee of Naughty Netherworld Press, is spoken of in hushed tones. She is described as The Mad Scribe of the Northeastern Colorado Plains, The Terrible Old Woman, and The Author That Should Not Be.

When not penning sanity-destroying works of dystopian fiction, Lovecraftian fantasy, or old-school horror with the occasional sweet romance thrown in to upset the cosmic apple cart, Ms. Hart enjoys creating baked goods she hopes will be considered palatable.

Ms. Hart shares a home in a remote rural town of 134 souls with her adult son and three cats. Her sense of fashion is best described as Early Twenty-First Century Unmade Bed. This disabled former nurse can usually be found arguing with herself about subplots or rehabilitating eldritch horrors.

Follow C. L. Hart

C. L. Hart Amazon Author Page

https://bit.ly/CLHartAmazonAuthor

C. L. Hart Newsletter

https://www.subscribepage.com/clhart

Naughty Netherworld Press Blog

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Naughty Netherworld Press Books

https://bit.ly/NNPBooks

Naughty Netherworld Press Start Page

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Naughty Netherworld Press Substack

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Readers Roost Book Blog

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Readers Roost Twitter

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The Rikkan Queen #8Sunday #SnipSun

      

Anthology Genre: 

Horror

(various sub-genres)

Story Genre:

Creature feature, demons, fantasy horror, Vampires

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CC6ZFCL3

Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 30, 2023

Publisher: Dragon Soul Press

Buy Link:

http://books2read.com/BD2

Ebook Price:

$4.99

Paperback

$24.99

Our featured story:

The Rikkan Queen

Snippet

Iron and refuse thickened the stale air of the dungeon. Sometimes a door would open and the change in air pressure would carry scents of their captors into Mei Ling’s nostrils. Lemon, cinnamon, or some type of flower, usually, but barely a moment would pass and the decrepit smell would return. It’d been days. Maybe even a week, judging by the vampires’ routine. At night, they’d stir and the dungeon would come alive with the fanged parasites. They’d torture the other victims for hours before one would call out for “A drop of Steel Crest blood”.

About The Author

Edgar Mahaffey is the author of several short stories, including the First Place Winner of The Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, “Jin’s Baby”. He is also the head of the creative writing department at Shanghai High School International Division where he also teaches high school literature. In his free time, he loves to read fiction of all genres, play dungeons and dragons, and hang out with his wife, Li Pengyun, and their one-year-old daughter, Evelyn. Together, the three can be found going for walks around Shanghai, traveling, swimming (only two of the three need floaties!), and throwing random dance parties. His view of life is simple: a day spent without laughter is a day wasted.

Author Links

Learn more at www.edgarmahaffey.com






I like to donate to the Denver Rescue Mission in November. 

When I worked as a delivery driver in downtown Denver, I drove by the mission multiple times every evening. There were always so many people there, especially as the weather gets colder. The mission started 131 years ago and continues to help as many people as possible today. I'm proud to donate when I can.







Frogman #RainbowSnippets

     


The Beasts of Hank's Wood is one of the steamy paranormal romance stories included in the Beastly Tales anthology from Dragon Soul Press.

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Romance, Shifter Romance

Content Advisory: Light BDSM

Length: Novelette (14,000 words)

Heat Level: 5 Flames (nuclear blast)

Blurb for the Anthology

Monsters deserve love too…

From werewolves, vampires, and even Bigfoot, these beasts manage to find love. Whether they are able to sink their claws into that love and keep it is another story. When it comes down to it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This anthology brings a mixture of what ifs and happily ever afters.

Featuring stories from T.C. Mill, A.K. Moss, Toni Mobley, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Ashley L. Hunt, Charles Kyffhausen, Lil Deville, Kelly Piner, Jess Monica, and Karen Bayly.

Graphic sexual content is included within this anthology.

Blurb for The Beasts of Hank's Wood

Joe Schola III is the eighteen-year-old son of Joseph Schola Junior, a fire-and-brimstone preaching Fundamentalist televangelist. While young Joe is far less homophobic than his father, he is struggling to come to terms with his own sexual orientation. Will Joe dare accept the invitation to become part of a clan of shapeshifters, and will he accept the love being offered to him by the handsome fox shifter Lovell Azarola?

Snippet

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“Son, you didn’t tell me your roommate was a frogman,” Dad quipped.

I died a thousand deaths as my face turned scarlet. I wasn't sure how to respond to such an insensitive crack. To my relief, my new companion laughed. He turned off the machine and removed the mask.

“Mon ami, I see you have warn your sire that you now share quarters with a French spy,” he chuckled.

NOTES

There are now two ways to read The Beasts of Hank's Wood.

Buy Link for the Beastly Tales anthology, including The Beasts of Hank's Wood and nine more steamy paranormal romance stories. 

$4.99 Ebook





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I built the official Naughty Netherworld Press page using Pagimate. You can check them out here. 


I tried to build author pages in the past but always ended up frustrated. With Pagimate, it's easy and even fun. It's also affordable. I purchased a lifetime membership for £179 ($202 USD). 

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Surprise and Suspicion #MFRWHooks

  


Anthology:

For the Love of Winter

Anthology Genre:

Holiday Romance

Buy Link:

https://books2read.com/b/baqw6y

Publication Date:

December 6, 2023

Ebook Price:

$3.99 (Amazon pre-order)

Book Blurb:

Bake your cookies, light some candles, trim your trees, and be enchanted with thirteen sweet-to-spicy Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's novellas that will sweep you from colonial days to contemporary times—each bearing a gift of happily-ever-after grand finales. This joyous collection is...

A Winter Mating by Lia Davis. He returns to Willow Glen with one goal, to claim his mate. Convincing her that she belongs to him will be his toughest challenge, but he's not above using seduction to get what he wants.

One Night at Christmas by Danica Winters. As the busy owner of a veterinary clinic, Emily Avery always has her hands full of puppies but empty of the one thing she really isn't sure she wants anyway—a man. When the kind-hearted Derek Night makes an emergency call to help his mom's naughty pup, they both must step outside of their shells and let the magic of Christmas and one mischievous pup bring them together.

The Christmas Crash by Tessa Lyons. Sparks fly when a relentless optimist and a grieving veterinarian are snowed in together at Christmas. Can they rediscover the magic of the season and find love in the most unexpected place?

His Christmas Date by Sara J. Walker. In this heartwarming story of seasoned romance, Dino Dudley and Hilde McQuire must navigate family drama and their own emotional baggage to find true love.

Jordyn's Christmas Gift by Marie Morton. Jordyn Billings, a busy marketing executive, is gifted a holiday getaway to Chateau D'Or by her family, where she discovers an unforgettable and life-changing Christmas gift.

Four Chanukahs and a Wedding by Merrie Angel. Widowed and alone in 1973, Millie explores a professional photographer's life, and stumbles upon Adam--an insatiable adventure seeker related to Jackie Kennedy. Will they find a way to ignite a flame that burns far beyond Millie's expectations and set ablaze their own festival of lights?

Recipe for Romance by Gloria Ferguson. Ashley McClain wants to win the Holiday Bake-Off with her late mom's cupcake recipe. Can she join forces with her friend and neighbor to claim the prize and a bit of romance just in time for Christmas?

Before the Rising Sun by V.L. Czerny. Their romance blighted at a colonial ball, Gertrude and Nicholas, forgetting their past acquaintance, are maneuvered by the Christmas spirit to set love loose and so refashion time's expected plans.

Unexpected Angels by C.L. Hart. Sometimes the best things come together when everything is falling apart.

Christmas Market Magic by Tessie Benton. Sydney Hawthorne hires an escort for a business date, but he's not what he appears to be, and their mutual deception sparks desire while careers hang in the balance.

A Merry White Christmas by Sally Murphy. Merry London, tasked with organizing an opulent Christmas ball for the McPhersons, faces an unexpected challenge in the form of Joel McPherson, whose fiery charm threatens to melt her icy exterior and unravel her meticulously laid plans.

Lavender and Love Restored by M.J. Gates. Chief architect Jess Carlson is restoring a haunted historic hotel and helping a friendly spirit while reclaiming her life and love before the hotel's grand reopening on New Year's Eve.

Marry Me by Midnight by Leah Miles. Navy SEAL Kendall Nelson can't manage a successful proposal, and single mom Luisa Sanchez has no time for romance.

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.



Snippet

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“I’m sensing that you’re estranged from your father.”

“Are you psychic or something?” Macario asked. There was a mixture of surprise and suspicion in his voice and expression.

“Like you, I’m good at reading people. I can see the hurt on your face and hear it in your voice.”

“If you ever get tired of renting cars to harried passengers, you should consider joining the FBI,” Macario said. “You’re better at sussing people than half the agents I’ve worked with.”

“I’d love to hear more of your story, but Dom’s here,” Pika said, gesturing towards a sprightly aqua-colored hybrid vehicle pulling up to the curb. A plump little silver-haired man got out of the vehicle, smiling and waving. Macario couldn’t help but be charmed by his formal-looking chauffeur’s uniform combined with a jolly Christmas cap.


I put a description of Dom into QuickWrite's image generator and this is what they gave me. He doesn't look quite the way I described Dom in the story, but I like him.


Yes, QuickWrite is an AI.

No, I don't use it to write my stories.

I use it to do things like create the image in this post. I also use it to create filler scenes so I can move along in a story because it drives my obsessive ADHD brain loopy to just write "Put scene here." Then I come back and rewrite the filler scene. 

I've found QuickWrite to be a useful tool. Monthly access is $49.99. Lifetime access is $497. You can check it out here.


About the Author:

C. L. Hart, the owner and sole employee of Naughty Netherworld Press, is spoken of in hushed tones. She is described as The Mad Scribe of the Northeastern Colorado Plains, The Terrible Old Woman, and The Author That Should Not Be.

When not penning sanity-destroying works of dystopian fiction, Lovecraftian fantasy, or old-school horror with the occasional sweet romance thrown in to upset the cosmic apple cart, Ms. Hart enjoys creating baked goods she hopes will be considered palatable.

Ms. Hart shares a home in a remote rural town of 134 souls with her adult son and three cats. Her sense of fashion is best described as Early Twenty-First Century Unmade Bed. This disabled former nurse can usually be found arguing with herself about subplots or rehabilitating eldritch horrors.

Follow C. L. Hart

C. L. Hart Amazon Author Page

https://bit.ly/CLHartAmazonAuthor

C. L. Hart Newsletter

https://www.subscribepage.com/clhart

Naughty Netherworld Press Blog

http://www.naughtynetherworldpress.com

Naughty Netherworld Press Books

https://bit.ly/NNPBooks

Naughty Netherworld Press Start Page

https://naughtynetherworldpress.start.page

Naughty Netherworld Press Substack

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Readers Roost Book Blog

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A Place of No Return #SnipSun

     

Anthology Genre: 

Horror

(various sub-genres)

Story Genre:

Magic and wizardry

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CC6ZFCL3

Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 30, 2023

Publisher: Dragon Soul Press

Buy Link:

http://books2read.com/BD2

Ebook Price:

$4.99

Paperback

$24.99

Our featured story:

A Place of No Return

Snippet

Who knew what secrets hid themselves between bindings of leather and vellum? Who knew what dangers lurked beyond the veil between this world and others?

 Will knew. He knew and he wished he didn’t. At least, when all was said and done, he would have given anything for it all to turn out differently. Even if that meant he never had the chance to perform magic. 

On the morning it all started, he looked exactly the way a wizard should look.

About The Author

Dylan Roche is an award-winning journalist, novelist, editor, playwright, copywriter, and blogger hailing from Annapolis, Maryland. After years as the managing editor of a local newspaper, he left to pursue freelance writing full time, and his work has appeared in local, regional, and national publications. His first novel, The Purple Bird (YA fantasy), debuted in 2019, and his second novel, The Tide and the Stars, is set for release in fall 2023.

When he isn’t writing, Roche serves on the board of several theaters and other nonprofit community organizations. You can sometimes find him rehearsing for a play, training for his next marathon, or wrangling his spoiled corgi.

Author Links

Learn more at www.dylanrochewriter.com



I like to donate to the Denver Rescue Mission in November. 

When I worked as a delivery driver in downtown Denver, I drove by the mission multiple times every evening. There were always so many people there, especially as the weather gets colder. The mission started 131 years ago and continues to help as many people as possible today. I'm proud to donate when I can.








Joe's Roommate #RainbowSnippets

    


The Beasts of Hank's Wood is one of the steamy paranormal romance stories included in the Beastly Tales anthology from Dragon Soul Press.

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Romance, Shifter Romance

Content Advisory: Light BDSM

Length: Novelette (14,000 words)

Heat Level: 5 Flames (nuclear blast)

Blurb for the Anthology

Monsters deserve love too…

From werewolves, vampires, and even Bigfoot, these beasts manage to find love. Whether they are able to sink their claws into that love and keep it is another story. When it comes down to it, don’t judge a book by its cover. This anthology brings a mixture of what ifs and happily ever afters.

Featuring stories from T.C. Mill, A.K. Moss, Toni Mobley, Barend Nieuwstraten III, Ashley L. Hunt, Charles Kyffhausen, Lil Deville, Kelly Piner, Jess Monica, and Karen Bayly.

Graphic sexual content is included within this anthology.

Blurb for The Beasts of Hank's Wood

Joe Schola III is the eighteen-year-old son of Joseph Schola Junior, a fire-and-brimstone preaching Fundamentalist televangelist. While young Joe is far less homophobic than his father, he is struggling to come to terms with his own sexual orientation. Will Joe dare accept the invitation to become part of a clan of shapeshifters, and will he accept the love being offered to him by the handsome fox shifter Lovell Azarola?

Snippet

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Dad and Mel helped me carry my bags to my room. When I opened my door, I saw a little guy sitting in a power chair wearing a big mask attached to a noisy machine. He wore a faded mauve t-shirt, a pair of sea-green jeans, and faded yellow Converse shoes. His thick glasses magnified his tea-green eyes. He had slender limbs and kinky red-brown hair. There was a yellowish-gray pallor to his complexion.

NOTES

There are now two ways to read The Beasts of Hank's Wood.

Buy Link for the Beastly Tales anthology, including The Beasts of Hank's Wood and nine more steamy paranormal romance stories. 

$4.99 Ebook





Sign up for Lil DeVille's newsletter and get a free copy of The Beasts of Hank's Wood.

Hopping Around





I built the official Naughty Netherworld Press page using Pagimate. You can check them out here. 


I tried to build author pages in the past but always ended up frustrated. With Pagimate, it's easy and even fun. It's also affordable. I purchased a lifetime membership for £179 ($202 USD). 

Use code CARA20 if you decide to create your own page with Pagimate.


It's Personal #MFRWHooks

 


Anthology:

For the Love of Winter

Anthology Genre:

Holiday Romance

Buy Link:

https://books2read.com/b/baqw6y

Publication Date:

December 6, 2023

Ebook Price:

$3.99 (Amazon pre-order)

Book Blurb:

Bake your cookies, light some candles, trim your trees, and be enchanted with thirteen sweet-to-spicy Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's novellas that will sweep you from colonial days to contemporary times—each bearing a gift of happily-ever-after grand finales. This joyous collection is...

A Winter Mating by Lia Davis. He returns to Willow Glen with one goal, to claim his mate. Convincing her that she belongs to him will be his toughest challenge, but he's not above using seduction to get what he wants.

One Night at Christmas by Danica Winters. As the busy owner of a veterinary clinic, Emily Avery always has her hands full of puppies but empty of the one thing she really isn't sure she wants anyway—a man. When the kind-hearted Derek Night makes an emergency call to help his mom's naughty pup, they both must step outside of their shells and let the magic of Christmas and one mischievous pup bring them together.

The Christmas Crash by Tessa Lyons. Sparks fly when a relentless optimist and a grieving veterinarian are snowed in together at Christmas. Can they rediscover the magic of the season and find love in the most unexpected place?

His Christmas Date by Sara J. Walker. In this heartwarming story of seasoned romance, Dino Dudley and Hilde McQuire must navigate family drama and their own emotional baggage to find true love.

Jordyn's Christmas Gift by Marie Morton. Jordyn Billings, a busy marketing executive, is gifted a holiday getaway to Chateau D'Or by her family, where she discovers an unforgettable and life-changing Christmas gift.

Four Chanukahs and a Wedding by Merrie Angel. Widowed and alone in 1973, Millie explores a professional photographer's life, and stumbles upon Adam--an insatiable adventure seeker related to Jackie Kennedy. Will they find a way to ignite a flame that burns far beyond Millie's expectations and set ablaze their own festival of lights?

Recipe for Romance by Gloria Ferguson. Ashley McClain wants to win the Holiday Bake-Off with her late mom's cupcake recipe. Can she join forces with her friend and neighbor to claim the prize and a bit of romance just in time for Christmas?

Before the Rising Sun by V.L. Czerny. Their romance blighted at a colonial ball, Gertrude and Nicholas, forgetting their past acquaintance, are maneuvered by the Christmas spirit to set love loose and so refashion time's expected plans.

Unexpected Angels by C.L. Hart. Sometimes the best things come together when everything is falling apart.

Christmas Market Magic by Tessie Benton. Sydney Hawthorne hires an escort for a business date, but he's not what he appears to be, and their mutual deception sparks desire while careers hang in the balance.

A Merry White Christmas by Sally Murphy. Merry London, tasked with organizing an opulent Christmas ball for the McPhersons, faces an unexpected challenge in the form of Joel McPherson, whose fiery charm threatens to melt her icy exterior and unravel her meticulously laid plans.

Lavender and Love Restored by M.J. Gates. Chief architect Jess Carlson is restoring a haunted historic hotel and helping a friendly spirit while reclaiming her life and love before the hotel's grand reopening on New Year's Eve.

Marry Me by Midnight by Leah Miles. Navy SEAL Kendall Nelson can't manage a successful proposal, and single mom Luisa Sanchez has no time for romance.

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.



Snippet

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https://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2023/11/blackout-poem.html

“What sort of business do you have in Phoenix, if you don’t mind saying?” Pika asked.

“I’m an FBI agent,” Macario explained. “I’ve been pursuing a very clever con artist for many years. She disappeared off the radar for a while but several cases matching her M.O. have cropped up in Phoenix recently. I was on the way to their field office for a debriefing.”

“I get the feeling this case is personal.”

“It is,” Macario admitted. "This woman destroyed my family. The worst part is, I reintroduced my dad to her because I didn't recognize her at first. She was posing as an organizer at the Salvation Mission. My relationship with my father was pretty fractured at that point, and I fell for her feigned friendliness, hook, line, and sinker. It wasn't long before I realized it was my dad, she was interested in. More specifically, she was interested in his money.”


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