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Monday Quote – March 24, 2014

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There have been a lot of changes in my life lately–some public and some private.  Because of that, when I saw this quote it really hit home.  My life has changed so much in the last year because of a loving heart, and not just in the obvious ways.  But by opening my heart to all of the possibilities and allowing them into my life it has become enriched by friends, family,  my writing and of course by love.  I’ve realized a few dreams and won some battles, and I’m looking forward to so much more.  If knowledge is power than we can never have enough, can we?

Are there any quotes that really mean a lot to you?  If you have one you’d like me to share here, please comment and let me know.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and have enjoyed today’s quote.

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Wednesday Words with Gracie Meadows

covered by bubbles, heels for hire, gracie meadows, jk publishing, erotic romance, book Please help me welcome author Gracie Meadows for this edition of Wednesday Words.  Gracie has several books out with JK Publishing, but today she joins us to introduce us to her new series, Heels for Hire.  The first book, Covered by Bubbles, will be released on Thursday, February 27th.

Gracie Meadows has a wonderful way of spinning her tales and if you haven’t read any of her books yet you’re definitely missing out.  I asked Gracie if she would share with us how she came up with the idea for this series and the first book — Covered by Bubbles.

The Idea – Heels for Hire Series

Many people look at this and wonder how I came up with the concepts and characters, and I thought, how could I not. I have always loved cop books, and find it fun to stay just on the outside of the law a bit with detectives, because let’s face it, they get all the cool gadgets.  While playing with this idea I wanted it to be run by  women, but not just any women, but women who are kick-ass now and take your name later type. I have certain friends that say and or do things just like this. So I mimicked the heroine to fit them. (Kinda nervous once they read it, about how much I put in about them too.) But in the end, it left me with a book that is funny, action packed, and sexy as hell. What more could you ask for in a book…oh that’s right Bubbles!

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Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences.  Contains language and actions some may deem offensive.  Sexually explicit content.  Ménage – MFM

In book one of Heels for Hire, Inc.:  Brandie “Bubbles” Anderson is always alert and ready to take any case head on.  However, when a case she is involved in crosses over with the local PD’s, Brandie finds herself working with two cops who threaten her independence.

Chance and Dylan have been friends since the beginning days at the academy and now are partners at the Ridgeville Police department.  After a series of thefts take place involving the elite citizens in the area, and with the mayor breathing down their Chief’s back, he hires a private investigation service to help.  What the men didn’t expect was for their new partner to be a kickass—take names later, bubbly blonde.

Bubbles must work with the men to solve the case quickly before anything else comes up missing—including her heart.  The case takes on a new meaning when a connection is found with one of the players.  A simple case becomes Bubbles nightmare, leaving her holding another’s fate in her hands.  Will the men rescue her in time, or will they enter only to be covered by Bubbles?

An Excerpt:

“Don’t scream, if you do I will slit your fucking throat.  We are going to have a little fun, you and I.”  She wasn’t able to turn, but she could see the man through the reflection on her car window, and the knife sparkled from the light of the sun.  Bubbles didn’t panic, but now she wished she hadn’t disconnected the mic to the girls.  She stumbled back with the man as he started to pull her to a side alley that was blocked by the sun, creating a dark deserted area, perfect for assholes like this one to take unsuspecting women.  There was one thing this asshole didn’t know—she was not some helpless woman.  She was raised with all men after her mother died in a car accident.  Her father was military and she had three older brothers, who right now were in various locations.  Needless to say, she learned to shoot and fight better than most men.  She just needed the perfect opportunity, and unfortunately next to her car was not one.  Looking around, she saw the ground was uneven.  Thank you, Rainbow, for the heels, and I promise to buy you a new pair.  She found a small crack and dug her heel in, making him jerk when she couldn’t move.  He let go of her to grab her boot and lift it out of the hole, and that is when she made her move.

Bubbles brought her other knee to the man’s nose, making him cry out as blood started to spray her shoes.  Bringing her hands together, she struck him in the middle of his back, bringing him down to the ground with a thud.  The guy dropped the knife, and she quickly kicked it away, then grabbed hold of his arms and twisted them behind his back.  The man yelled in pain as Bubbles pushed her knee into his back trying to keep him in place.  The man started yelling numerous curse words that she could almost guarantee he couldn’t spell.  She reached over and tried to grab her purse to call the girls, and to call the police, but at the same time the man kicked back, bucking her off and she slipped off him.  Fucking dress.  She couldn’t move in the damn thing.

Tumbling back, she scrambled to the ground trying once again to reach her purse, which had her phone and gun.  She never left home without both of them.  The man jumped and reached for his knife, coming at her just as she reached for her gun.  He froze when he saw her shiny Glock pointed right at his dick.  Yeah, asshole, move and I will blow your pencil dick into a million pieces, it would only make this day a whole lot better.  Keeping her eyes on his, he moved and she kept pace with him with her gun as she twisted and turned on her ass to try to stay with him.  She could feel her ass getting scrapped up from the cement, but it was nothing compared to knowing the asshole would have no issues putting a knife in her.  Keeping her eyes right on him, she steadied herself.

“Looks like we are at an impasse, asshole.  I say put down the knife before you hurt yourself or I put a bullet in your dick.”  She thought maybe rationalizing with him would help, but nope, he seemed a little desperate at that point.  Blood still poured out of his nose, which was obviously broken.

“I don’t think so, bitch.  You fucking broke my nose, and now I’m gonna fuckin’ gut you.”  Just then he lunged and she fired.  She was comfortable with her gun, but even the blowback pushed her a little on the ground and the asshat fell to the ground screaming as he dropped the knife and held on to his now blown off dick.

Scrambling to her feet, she pulled her phone out while she kept the gun pointed at the asshole, but before she could punch the number, another gun pointed at her.

“Freeze, police, drop the gun.”  Fuck, this is all she needed.  Putting her hands up, she turned to see two cops with their guns drawn on her.  Do they really think I am the bad guy? 

“My name is Brandie Anderson, I’m a private detective for Heels for Hire, Inc.

The Trailer:

I want to thank Gracie Meadows one more time for visiting with us today.   This book and series looks to be incredibly fun and very hot.  Don’t forget it comes out tomorrow, February 27th at all your ebook retailers.  If we’re lucky it might even be available later today so don’t forget to check for Covered by Bubbles, book 1 in the Heels for Hire series.


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Wednesday Words with Jessica Anderson

Please join me in welcoming author Jessica Anderson today for Wednesday Words.  She is the author of the Stealing A Pirates Heart series with JK Publishing and book four, Capturing His Heart, released yesterday.

The Interview:

Hi Jessica, I’m so glad you could join us today.    We were wondering if you could tell us a little bit about yourself?

I love baking but I don’t usually eat whatever I make.  I love cheesecake and love watching Disney movies with my kids.

How do you get your ideas?

Most of my ideas come from my dreams.

Do you plot out your books ahead of time or just go for it?

I just go for it!

Is there an author who most inspires you?

Patricia Briggs

What was your favorite books as a child?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Which is your favorite – chocolate or vanilla?


Cookies or cake?

Can it be cheesecake?  If not then cookies.

Favorite curse word?


Before I let you get back to your busy day, can you tell us what you’re working on next?

The fifth installment in the Stealing A Pirates Heart series.

I love pirates and I will definitely be checking out this series soon.  Below is a blurb for Jessica’s latest book.

The Blurb:

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In book four of Stealing a Pirate’s Heart: Hector was born into a family that loved the sea and everything to do with it. He followed in their footsteps, but never content with his choice. An injury sent him on a different path than that of his family. Hector chooses to train as a doctor, finding out quickly that it is much harder keeping people from death than facing his own as a pirate.

Amelia finds herself in a situation that has her injured more than not. She is put in a position of visiting different doctors to keep her secret of how she comes by the injuries, well, until she meets Hector. She finds herself drawn to him and unable to stay away, risking him learning her secrets.

Will Hector find out in time what is really going on with Amelia before it’s too late? Will Amelia finally trust the ones trying to help her?  

Join in and watch as Hector struggles with the oath that he has taken as a doctor and giving in to the fire burning in his heart for the beautiful young woman who haunts his every waking moments.

The Trailer:


Where to buy Jessica’s Books:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Anderson/e/B00B7PUEVW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1392041218&sr=8-2

JK Publishing:  http://www.shop.jkpublishingbooks.com/Jessica-Anderson_c194.htm

Where to find Jessica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Anderson-Author/192175464211953

Website:  http://jessicaandersonauthor.weebly.com/

Thank you again for visiting with us today, Jessica!  I know I can’t wait to read your latest release, Capturing His Heart!

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Monday Quotes – February 3, 2014

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I hope this week’s quote resonates with you the way it has with me. I have been a bit under the weather and I missed last Friday’s Bucket List post, but I’ll have it for you this week instead.   Tomorrow I’ll have a special blog on a brand new Valentine’s anthology releasing from JK Publishing tomorrow and featuring five wonderful authors.

Please feel free to share this image just don’t remove the copyright.  Thank you.

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First of many…Monday’s Quotes

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Since it’s the start of a New Year I thought I’d begin a new series, Monday’s Quotes.  Each Monday I’ll add a new quote along with a photograph.  I hope you’ll share some of your favorite quotes and I’ll post them here.

Today’s quote is one of my favorite and similar to the Serenity Prayer.  It reminds us that we should only focus on the things we can change and make a different with, and not worry about the rest.  It’s not always an easy idea to hold on to but I think one definitely worth trying for.

Go ahead and share this post or the image if you’d like, but please don’t remove the copyright information.

I hope this year brings you lots of peace, love and happiness.

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Merry Christmas

christmas tree, topper, elf hat, merry christmas, happy holidays, seasons greatings, sparkles, lights, merry, christmas, joy, happiness, love, lynne st. jamesIt’s finally here–Christmas!  All the preparations, shopping, cleaning, and traveling are hopefully done, and y’all have some time to relax before the presents are opened and food is eaten…and naps are taken. Oh yeah, lots of naps!

christmas, 2013, christmas tree, sparkling, lights, season, merry christmas, lynne st. jamesAs I look back on this year there were lots of highs and lows, for a while the lows were winning, but towards the end of the year the highs took over and I have so much to be thankful for.  Gazing at my twinkling tree and looking at the presents stacked underneath sent from my children it is easy to get a little teary eyed about not being with them.  I miss seeing the joy on their faces on Christmas morning.  But all children grow up and mine are leading wonderful happy lives – how could I ask for more?

I know this is a hard time of year for so many, so I’m wishing for you all to have a  day filled with happiness and love – whether with family or friends, remember none of us are really alone!  Merry Christmas! ♥ ♥ ♥

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It’s Release Day for Twice Bitten and Bewitched!

twice bitten and bewitched, vampires, gypsies, curses, magic, witches, lupus, love, erotic, paranormal, menage, lynne st. jamesHappy Release Day to me! Am I excited? You bet I am.  The newest book in my erotic Vampires of Eternity series, released today, well 12:01 a.m. CDT this morning actually.  Twice Bitten and Bewitched is the third book in what will ultimately be a five book series.  Right now, it’s the new baby on the block!

I’ve got the release day giggles.  It’s only my third book to be published so I’m allowed to be crazy excited, right?

I hope I always have this feeling on Release Day.  After all, I’m sharing what has taken months and months to come to fruition.  The fruit of my brain, fingers, keyboard and most importantly my imagination.  And I’m sharing it with all of you!

What is the book about, you ask.  Well I’ll tell you… Love, danger, spells, evil plots, illness, and a happily ever after of course!  The heroes and heroine don’t have an easy time getting there, either.  Nope, definitely not!  This book has vampires, witches, gypsies, and even a visit from some werewolves.

Selena, the heroine of Twice Bitten and Bewitched, has a special place in my heart. She’s very ill with Lupus and told she doesn’t have long to life.  But she’s determined to help her BFF, Bree (the heroine in Twice Bitten to Paradise), save her kidnapped father.  The last thing she needs are more complications. But that’s exactly what she gets when she meets the uber sexy Max and Xander. They are determined to make her theirs one way or another.

I’ve taken a bit of artistic license with her symptoms to make it work in the story, but it is important to remember that Lupus is a very nasty disease and many people suffer with it. I share this with Selena and I was first diagnosed with it back in 1995. If you’d like to find out more about it you can visit the Lupus Foundation of America . They have lots of excellent information.

I know you are all going to love Selena, Max and Xander as much as I do, and I can’t wait to hear your comments.  To read more about each of the books in this series check out my book page where you can read the blurbs from each of the three stories.


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