“A Journey’s End: A Journey’s End Novella” by Ann Christopher

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A Journey’s End: A Journey’s End Novella

by Ann Christopher

Genre: Romance/African-American/Multicultural

FREE at time of posting!

Can two wounded people find happiness together?

Meet widower and loner James Harper, who avoids romance like the plague.

And vivacious single mom Miranda Lowe, whose nasty divorce blew up her life.

What happens when they get trapped together one stormy (and sexy!) night? Come to Journey’s End and find out…

If you love steamy small-town romance featuring strong families with sexy brothers, pick up this “surprisingly sweet, sexy and compelling” novella today!

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“Razor (K19 Security Solutions)” by Heather Slade


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by Heather Slade

Genre: Romantic Suspense/NA/Military

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When love cuts like a knife…

K19 Security Solutions partner, Tabon “Razor” Sharp has seen his fair share of tragedy, but one thing is for certain: he never forgets a face. Agreeing to be his buddy’s groomsman means he’ll once again reunite with the enchanting and gorgeous, Ava McNamara. Unable to finish what they started last time, he’s more than ready to reignite the spark with Ava.

But the wedding brings on more than he bargained for. Meeting Ava’s father throws a wrench into his plans. Her father isn’t who he claims to be. And Razor is determined to uncover all the facts. Torn between exposing a criminal and protecting Ava, he struggles between duty and desire. Now, it’s up to Razor to protect the woman with the haunted eyes even if it means destroying everything she’s ever known. Will they recover from the truth or will Razor’s cut wound her too deeply?

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“The Profiler’s Daughter” by P.M. Steffen

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The Profiler’s Daughter (Sky Stone Thriller Series Book 1)

by P.M. Steffen

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Women’s Sleuths

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A grisly murder. A six-year-old eyewitness. A gun from the grave.

The Profiler’s Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner.

Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston’s oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate. Thirty-six hours into the investigation, Sky’s world turns upside down when she is fired from the Homicide team. They pin the murder on an innocent man, forcing Sky into a life-threatening game of cat and mouse with the real killer. From the stately mansions of Beacon Hill to the flat scrubland of central Texas, Sky keeps the reader on a razor’s edge, culminating in a no-holds-barred shoot-out.

The Profiler’s Daughter, the first in the Sky Stone Thriller series, introduces a moody, enigmatic, and brilliant female sleuth with the fierce bite of Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander. As adeptly written as Martin Cruz Smith’s complex Arkady Renko novels, this thriller offers an intriguing plot, richly detailed characters, and an astonishing conclusion guaranteed to leave the reader begging for more.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “No One Would Listen” – Phantom of the Opera


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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is listen.”


Glad to be done with the headache of moving last week so I can sit down and enjoy some music and Song Lyric Sunday!

No One Would Listen was a song written by David Zippel for the 2004 theatrical version of Phantom of the Opera starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum. It was cut and the melody was reused set to new lyrics for the movie’s closing song Learn to Be Lonely, sang by Minnie Driver. The song does appear on the two-disc CD soundtrack from the movie.

The song has Erik, the Phantom sitting in his lair surrounded by pictures of Christine. He is singing of how she was the only one who ever pitied him, while everyone else feared him.


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No One Would Listen

No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

Shamed into solitude
Shunned by the multitude
I learned to listen
In the dark, my heart heard music

I long to teach the world
Rise up and reach the world
No one would listen
I alone could hear the music

Then at last a voice in the gloom
Seemed to cry “I hear you. I hear your fears, your torment and your tears.”

She saw my loneliness
Shared in my emptiness
No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

No one would listen
No one but her
Heard as the outcast hears

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

“Happy Howlidays: Shifters in Love Romance Collection (Shifters in Love Book 1)” by V. Vaughn

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Happy Howlidays: Shifters in Love Romance Collection (Shifter in Love Bk 1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Genre Fiction/Anthology

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Snowed in With the Bear – Isadora Montrose – Billionaire black bear tempts curvy grizzly. Is their sniping and snapping a cover for forbidden passion? Will a Christmas Eve blizzard turn BBW widow Amanda and playboy Calvin’s lust into a forever love?

Dreaming of a Wolf Christmas – Elsa Jade – Bitten and changed—betrayed—by her high school sweetheart, Solange has spent the last twenty years denying her wolf…and her love. Now her grandchildren are celebrating their first Christmas, and her mate has returned to the little town of Angels Rest. Can the sweetness of the season melt away an old bitterness at last?

Hoarding Christmas – Becca Fanning – Bah, humbug! This capitalist Dragon Shifter knew what mattered during the holiday season: profits! That’s why his eye fell upon the charming little knickknack store and the prime piece of real-estate it occupied. But just as he fantasized about the strip-mall he’d replace it with, he saw her…

Seducing Her Christmas Cowbear – Liv Brywood – All Jessica wants for Christmas is sexy cowboy bear shifter Toby. Unfortunately, he’s her new boss and totally off-limits. When his “bah, humbug” attitude threatens to ruin Christmas, she decides it’s time to play dirty. She knows exactly how to get him into the holiday spirit, but she’s about to get more than she bargained for under the mistletoe.

Guarding Her Dragon – Julia Mills – With six older sisters, two baby reindeer, and an evil Gnome of an auntie hellbent on world domination, Elsa’s got her hands full. It’s gonna take more than a little Elven magic and the love of her Dragon to make it to Christmas Eve, but this little Elf refuses to give up. She’s guarding her Dragon with all she’s got and finding out the best things in life come wrapped in glittering green scales.

Angel Kisses – Élianne Adams – Jenna hasn’t been home for Christmas in years. Life happened—actually, her asshole ex happened—but this year, she’s back if only to lick her wounds and salvage her pride. When an unfortunate Christmas tree incident reunites her with her high school crush, Dereck, the last thing she needs is a fling, much less a relationship. But the alpha wolf is too sexy for his own good, and she’s not sure she can resist or even if she wants to.

The Ocelot’s Surprise Present – Olivia Arran – Ocelot shifter Julie is happy hiding out, blissfully ignoring the law that says she has to move to one of those new shifter towns. Her best friend is about to have a baby and Christmas is just around the corner. When a sexy wolf shifter shows up on her doorstep and informs her that they’re fated mates, she’s not sure if she should run from this unexpected Christmas present … or start unwrapping him.

Little Puma’s Christmas Adventure- Scarlett Grove – Tired of waiting for a mate, Puma shifter Stephanie takes a Christmas cruise to the Caribbean. Working for a covert squadron, grizzly shifter Max hopes he can make up for his past. When disaster strikes it leaves both shifters stranded on a tropical island and interrupts Max’s mission to change everything for the shell shocked shifter. Can he save the girl, save the day, and learn to let himself be loved?

The Reindeer Shifter’s Christmas Gift – J.K. Harper – Bear shifter Wyatt and reindeer shifter Brynna have lots of history. Their youthful dreams were dashed years ago when Wyatt left town, but now he’s come home for good. Can a sexy, possessive bruin and a stubborn, holiday-hating reindeer heal their busted hearts just in time to make some mistletoe magic that will last forever?

Second Chance Xmas – Jacqueline Sweet – The Bearfield tree lighting ceremony is a chance for shifters to meet their true mates, but for Krista Foster it’s a chance to reconnect with the wolf who broke her heart.

A Cougar Christmas – V. Vaughn – Werecougar Holly needs a Christmas miracle in the form of a true mate. And Luke is it. But he’s a werebear in a town full of prejudice and now Holly has to make a choice.

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“Kitten & Butterfly (Kitten & Friends Book 1)” by Aviva Gittle

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Kitten & Butterfly

by Aviva Gittle, Tekla Huszár (Illustrator)


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Kitten and Butterfly want to be friends, but what games can they play together? Kitten can’t fly and Butterfly can’t chase his tail! Together, they find a way. The first book in the Kitten and Friends series, Kitten & Butterfly is a story of friendship and acceptance. You and your little ones will love snuggling up with the cutest, friendliest, sweetest, kitty in the whole wide world!

Kitten & Butterfly is a story that helps you talk to your child about friendship, kindness, and accepting others who may look or live differently. But, it does so in a fun, “non-preachy” way. Children adore the story and the illustrations by Tekla Huszár.

See the Kitten & Butterfly Book trailer on YouTube to learn more: http://youtu.be/RYsyusN38Xg

Your child will learn something about each creature featured in a “Kitten and Friends” story. Like the fact that snakes can swim (Kitten & Snake) and Koi like to eat algae (Kitten & Koi). Also, the print version of every book includes a free coloring book inside!

A message from the author, Aviva Gittle:

“The Kitten and Friends series will help you teach your child friendship skills, manners and etiquette in a fun and engaging way. Each book ends with a Moral of the Story that reinforces the message of getting along with others who may look and live differently.

If you like the Kitten adventures, please leave a review on Amazon.com. Be sure to let friends and family know about the Kitten and Friends series; a wonderful, family-friendly collection of stories that both children and adults enjoy reading again and again.

There are other books by Aviva Gittle Publishing. Just search Amazon.com for “Aviva Gittle” to see a list of all of my books!



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#AuthorSpotlight Louisa Berry, author of “Vanilla Extract”

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Louisa Berry, author of Vanilla Extract, is visiting with me today on Nesie’s Place! Please help me give her a warm welcome!


Welcome all the way from Hertfordshire, Louisa! Thanks for taking the time to share a bit about Louisa, the author!

So, how long have you been a writer?  Three years now.

How long did it take you to write your first book? On and off it took two years, but only because I cast it aside a few times when life got in the way.  My second book only took five months.

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?  At the moment it’s erotic fiction. I can imagine I will venture into other genres in time, but to excuse the pun, erotic fiction flows!

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid? It’s self-publishing but with assistance from a local publisher who has helped with the proof-reading, editing and getting Vanilla Extract listed in the right places.

Where do you get the most writing done?  Usually on plane or train journeys.  My iPad mini helps.  I use the Notes section to jot down my thoughts and then I send it to myself.  It’s a great way to make those journeys go quicker.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?  I market Vanilla Extract myself and that means social media is definitely my friend.  I have accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote my work and my networks are continuously building.  You have to have these tools if you want to gain a following.

What’s the inspiration behind Vanilla Extract? Who’s your favorite character?  The inspiration was to dispel the thought that a journey of self and sexual discovery is seedy, dirty or unacceptable.  Instead it is liberating, funny and a complete learning curve.  The lead character (Lou) is my favourite character as you watch her confidence grow with each encounter and the lessons she learns along the way can be useful for every reader.

What’s your next project or release? Cinnamon Twist describes the next part of Lou’s journey and it is released late November 2018.

What’s your favorite genre to read?  Growing up it was always horror or science fiction.  I was handed my mother’s cast offs, so Stephen King featured heavily, as did James Herbert and Graham Masterton.  By today’s standards, you would say it was too young for me to be reading such content, but it hasn’t done me any harm!  Nowadays I am trying to catch up on some of the classics I have missed over the years and I’m partial to biographies and auto-biographies.  People are fascinating!

Do you venture into other genres other than your preferred?  From time to time but it really comes down to how much time you allow yourself to participate in the joy of reading and what you concentrate on.

What are you reading now?  Well I’ve finally read The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wylde, and whilst it was a little on the dark side, I did enjoy it. You have to remember when it was written and what society was like then.  I’m currently half way through Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka, but I must admit I’m struggling.  I shall persevere to the end though, so I can make my mind up then.

What’s your favorite beverage to read with?  I’m English.  It’s got to be a lovely cup of tea or a large glass of sparkling water to keep me going.

Any advice for new authors?  If it feels right, do it.  Get those words down and reread/edit later. The important thing is to get it out of your head and onto your laptop (or paper if that’s your preferred method).

Many thanks to Louisa for visiting with us today! Keep scrolling to learn more about Vanilla Extract and download your copy today!


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vanilla (adj)

Having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard

Extract (v)

  • Remove or take out
  • Select for quotation, performance or reproduction

When recently separated Lou decided to embark on a new chapter of her life, she had no idea where this journey of self and sexual discovery would lead.

Her lustful appetite for adventure was re-awakened and with every new, tantalising, naughty meeting Lou’s confidence grew, as did her need for more.

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Louisa BerryAuthor Bio  

Louisa lives in Hertfordshire with her four children.

While not on ‘Mum-duties’ she works in high finance in London.


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