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Wednesday Words with Violet Joicey-Cowen

The Choosing, Violet Joicey-Cowen, erotic romance, romance, m/m, manlove, siren publishing, siren-bookstrand, joicey-cowenI’m so excited to welcome author, Violet Joicey-Cowen to Wednesday Words. Her latest book, The Choosing, has just released today at Siren-Bookstrand. Now she’s here to share a few things with us and maybe we’ll even get a hint of what is coming up soon.

Q & A with Violet Joicey-Cowen

Lynne St. James: Welcome Violet, I’m so glad you could join us.

Violet Joicey-Cowen: Hi Lynne, thank you so much for having me on your blog today, it’s great to be here!


Lynne: Can you tell us a little about your background and how you started writing?

Violet: I have been a bookworm since I was tiny. My love of reading was encouraged by my grandmother. I was an only child living on a farm in the middle of nowhere and began writing stories down when I was about ten or eleven as entertainment– very tweeny self-indulgent stuff, but I was enjoying myself, and I still have most of it! I hope my writing style has evolved a little since then, though!


Lynne: How did you get started writing M/M (Male/Male) stories?

Violet: I read one. Lol, it was that simple! Once I read my first, I couldn’t get enough and two weeks later I had my first character jump into my head. That was Charlie from my first Whithowe Forest Pack book, Alpha Second.


Lynne: Your latest book, The Choosing, releases today. Can you tell us a bit about your main characters?

Violet: The main characters in The Choosing are called Korin and Ansen. Korin is one of three brothers (who aren’t actually brothers, more cousins, but they think of each other as brothers) who are all princes who start with equal rank in the line for the throne.

Korin is the caretaker of the three brothers and loves the other two so much. There is a lot of pressure on him with being the eldest of the three and he desperately needed the time away that he is at the end of at the beginning of the book. He also loves the captain of his guard, Ansen, but has not realised it yet.

Ansen has known he loved Korin for years but never thought he would have a chance with him. He loves Korin so deeply and though he thinks he will never be with him, still wants to do everything in his power to protect him and look after him. It doesn’t even occur to him to leave and go do something else, somewhere else.

Lynne:  I think we’re falling in love with them already!


Lynne: The Choosing is the first book in your series, how many books will there be?

Violet: This book is the first in a trilogy. Each of the princes will get their own book, but after that there are further trilogies planned, each with a different setting. At the moment there will be four trilogies (so twelve books) and one short story. There are more details on my blog and website.

Lynne:  That’s a great concept and will give us plenty to look forward to.


Lynne: If you could meet one author, who would it be and why?

Violet: One? I have been a bookworm since I was four years old! How am I supposed to only pick ONE author I could meet? *grumbling and muttering* oh okay… I suppose Anne Mccaffrey has always been one of my favourites and she wrote such diverse worlds with many books to her name. I would love to have met her and learned where she got the ideas for her books from and how she developed them into her detailed, fantastic worlds.


Lynne: Do you write in story order or hop around?

Violet: I have only written one story that I didn’t write linearly, and that was only the one scene that I wrote first then went back to the start. I much prefer to write the story in order and have it unfold as I go. I find it difficult to hop about and then connect the scenes in a way that makes sense.


Lynne: What do you find hardest about writing? Easiest?

Violet: My self-organisation skills suck. So remembering all the other things I have to do is one of the hardest things for me. I have to make lists for everything, multiple lists because I lose half of them. I love the ‘sticky notes’ app and have a load of notes on my desktop including one with my writing to-do list with dates everything is due by. Easiest? I have never had a problem with getting ideas for new stories (yet! Oh, my muse, please don’t abandon me!).


Lynne: Do you have a specific writing “ritual?”

Violet: I like to have a cup of tea when I write, earl grey specifically, and I am very fussy about how I take it! But as to an actual ritual? No, not really. I write in several places, curled up on my bed against a mound of pillows, in my study, in a lawn chair when it is sunny out, in my dining room, in a coffee shop, in a bar, pretty much anywhere I can take my laptop.


Lynne: What one word would you use to describe yourself to a complete stranger?

Violet: Chaotic.


Lynne: If you were shipwrecked on a desert island and only could bring one book, which one would it be?

Violet: Again with the only one? That’s just mean! Can I have the complete works of William Shakespeare? It would keep me going for a while at least… If I can’t have that, then no books, just an awful lot of paper and a good supply of something to write with. One book would get rather boring no matter how much I loved it at the start, but if I could write my own while there, I would be constantly entertained! Hang on… Desert Island, peace and quiet to write… sign me up!

Lynne:  I can’t help it, I couldn’t pick just one either, but it’s fun to torture errr ask anyway!


The Blurb:  The Choosing

[Warning: For mature audiences only (Over 18) Erotic Alernative Historical Fantasy Romance, M/M, HEA]

Thinking his duty and heart lead in different directions, what will Prince Korin of Nilan’dane decide to do? A letter arrives from Korin’s father, summoning him home for the Choosing after a year’s freedom in the desert, and Korin must face the fact that he is deeply in love with his best friend, the captain of his guard, Ansen.

Ansen has known for years that he loves Korin but never spoke of his feelings because he knew the duty Korin must perform, marrying and producing an heir for the kingdom. He never dared hope Korin would not only return those feelings, but actually be able to choose him.

Their brief happiness is ripped apart through the machinations of the twisted brother of one of Korin’s other suitors, and they must fight to hold on to the hope that they will see each other, and the baby Korin was carrying, again.


Where to buy Violet’s books:

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Once again I want to thank Violet Joicey-Cowen for joining us today on Wednesday Words.  I hope you have enjoyed her visit as much as I have, and don’t forget to check out The Choosing available now at Siren-Bookstrand.

♥ ♥ ♥

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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!

covered by bubbles, heels for hire, gracie meadows, jk publishing, The Blurb: Covered by Bubbles

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 Alice Brown & Lady V

sapphamire, dragons of dragonose, dragons, lady v, alice brown, paranormal, jk publishingI’m very excited to welcome not only two very talented authors but also mother and daughter!  Alice Brown and Lady V – thank you for joining Wednesday Words this week.

Hi Lynne, thank you for having us on your blog today.  Hopefully we can share a bit about who we are as authors, and also discuss our soon-to-be-released book, Sapphamire, Dragons of Dragonose 1.

The Interview:

Lynne:  I’m so glad to have you both here today.  First off, can you tell me when did the two of you get started writing?

Lady V:  Both mom and I started about three years ago.  I guess you could say that we got each other into writing, because she was urging me to try creative writing as a way of releasing pent up emotions and I was in-turn telling her she needed to practice what she preached!

Lynne:  Oh wow!  Mom, do you have anything to add to that?

Alice Brown:  (Laughs) Leave it to Lady V to shoot straight from the hip!  We did push each other into trying our hand at writing.  Yes, I knew what type of imagination Lady V had, and knew if I could just get her to sit down long enough and put it in words, it would be a fantastic read!  She in turn just thought that mom could write about anything (which I strongly disagree with, but we won’t go there) and urged me to give it a try also.  My response, “what in the world would I write about?”

I clearly remember this conversation as if it was yesterday.  We were actually walking into our local Wendy’s for lunch, complaining that our favorite vampire show, Moonlight, had been cancelled after only one season.  So when I asked her the question, she replied, “write about your life!”

Right, like anyone wanted to hear about a forty-something, stay-at-home, military wife that homeschools her daughter.  Not.  Then she turned to look at me and I knew from the look on her face that something outrageous was getting ready to come out.  “I know!  Write about vampires!”  And that is how it all got started.  By the time we walked out of the restaurant, I had gone through every scrap of paper I could find in my purse and then turned to using napkins as we came up with the story line for what turned out to be my first published book, Vampires Among Us.

Lynne:  So you both started writing separately, I am assuming.  What made you want to write Sapphamire together?

Lady V:  You need to know our family dynamics to understand what brought this story on.  Dad has a great love for anything science fiction and fantasy.  Mom is a great story writer once she gets a storyline started, but dad and I are better at coming up with ideas for books.  So, quite often we can be found sitting around the den, dining room table, restaurant, wherever, and discussing ideas either for future books or hammering out storylines for current works in progress.  It was on one such occasion that the subject of dragons was brought up.

Alice:  (shakes head) I can’t even remember who brought it up first to be honest.  I do remember Lady V being interested, but stated that she had so many other books partially written, that it would have to be put on the back burner.  When I suggested we work on it together, she jumped on it.  And we both owe a thank you to Mr. Brown, who helped contribute to the developing of the Dragonose realm.   I do a lot of “behind-the-scenes” proofing and helping Lady V anyway; so as far as I was concerned, this was far from our first joint project, although it did turn out to be our first published project.

Lynne:  Is Sapphamire the only co-written book the two of you have planned?

Lady V:  No, Sapphamire is the first in a series, of which we are already working on both book two, Fire and Ice, and book three, Ivormantis.  We also have story lines lined up for books four and five, but haven’t started those yet.

Lynne:  What can readers expect from you both in the future?

Lady V:  We hope to have the next four books for Dragons of Dragonose series done this year.  I am also working diligently at completing some of my “half-finished” projects, and hope to have several of those published this year also.

Alice:  I will be working with Lady V on the Dragons of Dragonose series, but I have also started a new series, Texas Vampire Rangers.  The first book is in editing now, and have plans to continue that series at least another three books.  After that, not sure at the moment.  I have a few other storylines out there, including a start of a werewolf series that I would like to get back to.  I can tell you that as much fun as we are having working on the Dragonose series, it will be far from the only series that is co-written.

Lynne:  Lady V brought up part of my next question a moment ago.  Since you are a mother/daughter team, tell us a little about your private life.  What is an average day in your household like?

Lady V:  Mom and I have been in each other’s work since the beginning.  I have a bad habit of starting a book, getting part the way finished, and then getting another storyline in my head and ditch the current work in progress for the new story.  Needless to say, I have a LOT of unfinished stories that we are trying to get finished so they can be published.

And yes, as I stated earlier, we can often be found sitting around hammering out story ideas.  But our usual day?  Our usual day is mom sitting at one end of the house and I on the other, working on our books until one of us needs another opinion, rewording, etc. and then depending on how lazy we are feeling as to whether we get up and go to the other person or simply yell across the house.  Want to know what makes dad roll his eyes at the two of us?  It’s when he realizes we are texting one another so we don’t have to get up from our work but can still communicate.  “But you are in the same house!”  he grips.

“Mom’s response:  ‘So, what’s that got to do with anything!’  It is quite comical.”

When I am not writing, I am usually spending time with my animals.  Three cats, a puppy, and a bearded dragon keeps me busy!

Alice:  Yes, for some reason, the two of us texting really gets to Mr. Brown, who can usually be found working on one of our websites, advertising, etc., and sitting somewhere in the middle of the house and his two writers.  It truly is a family affair!

Lynne:  Can you tell us something about your upcoming book?  When will it be available?

Lady V:  Sapphamire, Dragons of Dragonose is set to be released February 27.   Blain Barrymire is a dragon shifter from the land of Dragonose.  His dragon’s name is Sapphamire.  Blain came to earth to find his mate about eight years ago.  He runs a powerful business out of his castle in Iceland.

Interviewing for the position of personal assistant, Natasha Clayton leaves a few minor details out of her resume.  Arriving for the interview, Blain is stunned to realize that not only is he interviewing a female that he had originally thought was a male, but that female is his mate!

Natasha is out of options and time.  The High Council of Others considers her a ticking time bomb because her powers didn’t manifest in the usual timeframe.  She’s part demon, part pixie, and part angel.  The council is confused and frankly scared that her powers haven’t come to light yet.  She has no idea of the life altering events that are ahead of her.

But Blain and Natasha will soon face much larger problems than the Council of Others or Natasha’s hidden powers.  King Thoran has called Blain home to defend Dragonose against a long-standing enemy’s attack.  Sapphamire is injured during the battle, and life for both Blain and his dragon will be forever changed.  They must learn to depend on Natasha’s love and new-found abilities to see them through.

Lynne:  I understand that you are offering a give-away today to one lucky commenter?

Alice:  Yes we are!  Thank you for mentioning it.  We’ll select a random winner from all the commenters today and they will win a Sapphamire mousepad and an autographed bookmark.

Lynne:  What a great treat today!  Good luck everyone.

The Trailer:

Contact Info for Alice and Lady V:


Alice Brown: http://authoralicebrown.com/

Lady V:   http://AuthorLadyV.com

I want to thank both Lady V and Alice Brown for visiting with us today on Wednesday Words. I hope you enjoyed their visit as much as I have!  I can’t wait for February 27th when their book Sapphamire releases from JK Publishing and all ebook locations.   Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the mousepad and autographed bookmark.

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Wednesday Words With Debra Ann Fisk

I’m kicking off a new blog series, one to help showcase many of the authors I know and love.  Each Wednesday I’ll have a different guest author share some of their “words.”  I hope you’ll join me every week as we meet and greet some wonderful word wranglers.

I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s author, Debra Ann Fisk.  She is a very good friend of mine and a fellow member of my local RWA Chapter.  Her first book, Irresistibly Delicious, is a contemporary romance set in Cozy Cove.   And now without further adieu…here’s Debra.

irresistibly delicious, debra ann fiskThank you, Lynne.  I’m honored to be a guest on your blog.

This year has started off very exciting for me.  My first novel, Irresistibly Delicious, was released on December 31st.  What a way to ring in the New Year!  When I think back to what inspired me to write this novel there were a lot of components that went into it.

I love reading small town contemporary romance.  Jill Shalvis, Kristen Higgins, and Roxanne St. Claire are a few of my favorites.  The idea of this novel evolved completely from a few of my personal life circumstances.  My husband was finishing his medical rotations and wants to move out of Florida once they are completed.  I have lived in Florida for the past twenty years and don’t want to leave the sunshine for the colder weather.  That was the initial conflict.  I love to cook like Olivia Carson, my heroine, and of course my husband is the doctor like Brady Matthews.

When I sat down to write this story I wanted to write a book people would relate to.  I think my characters are likeable people with quirks and funny personalities like the family and friends we all know and love. I try not to include unrealistic goals, hopes or dreams. I like my stories to have a down-to-earth feeling, and I hope the readers will think I have achieved that.

Right now I’m working on book two in the series, which is the story of Cookie Lucas, Olivia’s best friend.  She meets a very hot and steamy guy and knowing Cookie more than paint will fly.  I hope to finish writing it by the end of the month.


Book Blurb:

One feisty Southern chef. One sexy city doctor. One thousand miles apart. Trauma draws them together, but will circumstances pull them apart?

Chef Olivia Carson’s painful past haunted her until she discovered the healing solace at the Cozy Cove Inn. She fell in love with the bed and breakfast and its owner, Myra. But her world is rocked to its core after Myra has a life threatening emergency.

When Brady Matthews, Myra’s son and a well-known cardiologist in NYC, shows up to care for his mother sparks fly in more ways than one. Olivia and Brady disagree about everything, all the while fighting the sexual attraction that draws them together. As Brady begins to reevaluate his life and Olivia creates a new career for herself, the risk of scandal and past secrets threatens to rip them apart.

Will a headstrong surgeon and a gourmet chef learn to accept love? Or will they choose professional success with a side order of loneliness?

Contact Info for Debra:

Author’s website:  www.debraannfisk.com

Public email address: debraannfisk@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debraann.fisk also

https://www.facebook.com/debraannfiskauthor – my author fan page

Twitter: https://twitter.com/debra_fisk

Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/irresistibly-delicious


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You Know You’re a Writer When…

I love Kristen Lamb, if you’re an author and now following her yet you are definitely missing out! She’s informative, funny and WANA is the best group ever! So…are you a writer? I can relate to way too many of her points!

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We’ve been talking about some heavy stuff the past several posts, so I figured it was time for a bit of levity. We writers are different *eye twitches* for sure, but the world would be SO boring without us.

You Know You’re a Writer When…

You’ve learned that regular people are cute, and no longer get offended with this conversation.

Regular Person: What do you do?

Writer: I’m a writer.

Regular Person: No, I mean, what’s your real job?

You’ve come to understand that writers are a lot like unicorns. Everyone knows about them, they’ve simply never seen a REAL ONE.

You Know You’re a Writer When…

The NSA, CIA and FBI no longer bother with you. Likely, they know you by name and now outsource to the creepy ice cream truck to just make a few passes and check to make sure you’re still at your computer.


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JK Readers Appreciation Blog Hop – My Turn!

JK-blog-hopI hope you have been enjoying the Blog Hop all week, I know I have.  I recently signed with JK and my first book will be coming out towards the beginning of next year. Don’t forget to visit all the other stops along the Hop for a chance to win the $100 Gift Card.  I’ll be giving away two  $10 gift cards today.  The winners will be chosen using random.org from all who comment on this post.

And now for a little hint about my new series. It will take place in a small hidden town created by Branwen, a Fae Celtic Princess, who is thought to have died of a broken heart after her husband and young son were killed. Instead she came to the States and created the town of Amanchara to help those truly searching for their true love.

embracing her desires, anamchara, hope, jase, cooper, JK blog hop, new series, book, true love story, lynne st. jamesThe first in book in the series, Embracing Her Desires, is the story of how Hope, Cooper, and Jase conquer their obstacles and fight to earn their soul mates.  They don’t have it easy — but then what fun would that be?

I’ll have more info about this book and the entire series as it gets closer to the release date!

In the meantime, don’t forget to visit the other Blog Hop participants today:

Lori King

Jana Leigh

Reviewing Vixens

Thanks again for visiting and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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What are you Thankful for?

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, as I’m sure do many of you. It’s easy to forget those things in the midst of the madness of day-to-day life. Money pressures, work, kids to name a few.  But we really do need to remember what is really important, and it’s not money, or how many things we have…

This year I’ve tried to concentrate on the good and not the bad.  I fell into old patterns a few times, or when things seemed really “black,” but overall I think I have been successful.  So tomorrow when you’re enjoying your turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the rest of your feast what this holiday really means.

Below is what I am thankful for this year, there are many more things but these are the most important.  I hope you’ll share what you’re thankful in the comments!

my children, love, family, thankful, lynne st. jamesMy family – especially my children.  They always bring me joy and I am so very proud of all of them.

This year my son graduated from College (last Dec.), my youngest daughter started studying for her Masters. and married the love her life last month.  My oldest daughter, started a blog and continued down the path of her dreams with the support of her wonderful husband.  How could I not be thankful for all of that? ♥ ♥ ♥

I’m thankful for the support of my friends. It’s been a hard year at times, but they stood by me and were there when I needed them the most.  ♥

twice bitten and bewitched, vampires, gypsies, curses, magic, witches, lupus, love, erotic, paranormal, menage, lynne st. jamesI’m thankful for the opportunities I have had, including the three books I wrote and were published in the last year.  Having my first book published was a dream come true.  Having three published is amazing,  and I look forward to even more success in the coming year. ♥

I’m thankful for living in a country that has remained “free,” and all the service members both past and present who have kept us that way. ♥

So tomorrow when you sit down with your family, friends, or even if you’re alone this Thanksgiving, try to think about the good things. I’m sure there is at least one or two for each of us.  Even in the blackest of times there is a light.

From my family to yours I wish you the most wonderful day…


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