#Excerpt3 “The Sanctity of Sloth (Seven Deadly Sins Book 3)” by Greta Boris

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Author: Greta Boris

Genre: Suspense, Mystery

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

There’s one thing more dangerous than testifying to a crime—staying silent.
Locked in the ruins of a California Mission, Abby Travers watches helplessly as a girl dies outside her window. As she struggles between her moral obligation to come forward as a witness, and her commitment to a Medieval religious practice that requires her to retreat from the world, the situation spins out of control.

Abby’s hesitation starts a series of catastrophes. She finds herself at the center of a deadly cover up where every minute counts and indecision could be fatal. She questions all her beliefs and everyone she knows becomes suspect. To save herself and those she loves, she must break free from her self-imposed prisons of stone and fear.

The Sanctity of Sloth is a taut, psychological thriller that answers the question: What happens when a good woman does nothing? Fans of Paula Hawkins and A.J. Finn will enjoy this third book in Greta Boris’s Seven Deadly Sins Series.

 

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Excerpts 3 & 4

The irony of her position struck her. She had willingly

shut herself into a room with much the same dimensions

as this one. It had only one small window, like this one. It

had no door, however. But even without a door, sheʹd

had freedom.

The anchorites of old willingly consigned themselves to

a cell which would eventually become their grave. They

had a funeral service before they entered. Yet, they were

freer than Abby was now, because it was their choice.

Would this room become her grave?

Autonomy. Sheʹd never realized before how beautiful

that word was. When one was stripped of the ability to

rule themselves, to determine their own fate, didnʹt they

cease to exist in some way?

Sunlight streaked the gray floor with gold. By its

slant, she guessed it was at least 1:30.

She still had one hour of freedom, one hour to be Abby. She wanted to

experience every moment she had left. When the sun

reached her and warmed her skin, that would signal the

end of her time in this new anchorhold. But she couldnʹt

bear to watch the minutes move across the floor. She

closed her eyes.

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Abby shook her head. She no longer believed her

premise—that separating oneself from the world was

what led to true objectivity. It wasnʹt until sheʹd left the

anchorhold and engaged in the battle that sheʹd gained

understanding. Although in some ways she was still

recovering from her ordeal, sheʹd never had more clarity

of mind.

Sheʹd fought for her life, for Carlosʹs life, for her

fatherʹs life, and in the fighting found strength. Sheʹd

looked death in the face and life had fallen into

perspective. She no longer feared becoming like her

mother. She no longer cared what others thought about

her, at least not much. She no longer felt guilt for Scottieʹs

accident. Life and death werenʹt in her hands, and it was

pretty presumptuous for her to have thought they were.

ʺI have a new idea,ʺ she said.

Sylla arched an eyebrow. ʺI hope this one doesnʹt

include lawbreaking.ʺ

Abby laughed. ʺNo, officer. Iʹm reformed. Believe

me.ʺ

 

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Great BorisAuthor Bio

Greta Boris was raised in Greenwich Village, New York by an opera singing, piano playing, voice coach and a magazine publisher. Her original life plan was to be a famous Broadway actor, singer, and dancer, but when she moved to Laguna Beach, California, she changed her plans due to the commute. Today she writes to inspire, entertain, motivate, and so she can afford nice wine.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “99 Years” – Josh Groban & Jennifer Nettles

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  “Minutes/Hours/Days/Weeks/Months.

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Not the song I had in mind for this week’s theme, but it cycled through my Pandora feed earlier this week, reminding me how much I liked it… and searing itself into my brain. 😀

Bridges is the eighth studio album by Josh Groban, released on September 21, 2018. It is Groban’s first album since 2013’s All That Echoes to include original music, and he co-wrote nine of the album’s 12 tracks, including 99 Years.

Josh reflected on his own parents’ 50-year marriage as he thought about the inspiration for the lyrics for 99 Years.

“My parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I think many people in my generation and younger wonder, ‘what are they thinking about, the future-future?’”

Josh realized that it worked best as a duet. After wondering who would be perfect to sing alongside him, he decided on Jennifer Nettles because of the song’s ‘accidental’ country sound.

The first video is a 2:31 cut from the story behind the making of 99 Years. A live performance with Josh and Jennifer follows.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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

Addison’s Disease and Hyperpigmentation


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Addison’s disease, is a condition of the adrenal glands that occurs when they do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. It is considered an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks your own organs or tissues, but it is not generally life threatening, although a related form of  Addison’s disease called Addisonian Crisis can be.

Hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin, generally seen as normal aging or liver spots, is a symptom of Addison’s disease, so the two conditions are tied together.

WHAT IS ADDISON’S DISEASE?

As mentioned, Addison’s disease is an autoimmune disease caused by the body’s immune system attacking your own tissue. But unlike other autoimmune diseases, like Lupus, which attack the skin, Addison’s disease attacks the adrenal glands. These adrenal glands, which sit atop your kidneys, play an important role in regulating your hormone system. And when you have Addison’s, the adrenal glands stop functioning properly and don’t produce a hormone called cortisol.

Cortisol is a stress hormone, helping the body process the effects of stress. Cortisol helps process proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. And it helps your body regulate inflammation. Finally, stress hormones help your kidneys regulate the amount of fluids and salts in your body.

But because Addison’s interferes with the production of stress hormones, it can lead to symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Low blood Pressure
  • Salt Craving
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen.
  • Muscle and joint pain.
  • Depression.
  • Hyperpigmentation.

ADDISONIAN CRISIS

Addison’s often develops slowly and it’s often years before the symptoms become truly noticeable. And while the gradual form of the condition reveals itself long before anything life-threatening develops, people can have a sudden onset of the condition with a experience called an Addisonian crisis. This situation can occur after something like a car accident if your body suddenly stops all production of adrenaline or cortisol.

An Addisonian Crisis requires immediate medical treatment, usually in the form of cortisol injections. In contrast, people with standard Addison’s disease often notice something is wrong by the early onset of hyperpigmentation.

ADDISON’S DISEASE AND HYPERPIGMENTATION

The patches usually occur on the areas of the body that are most frequently exposed to the sun like the elbows, forearms, hands and face. But they can also affect the gums, which results in noticeably dark skin around the teeth. And it can develop inside the nail beds or vaginal lips.

Hyperpigmentation is often one of the first signs that someone is suffering from Addison’s disease. And it’s usually one of the first things a doctor will look for when trying to make a diagnosis of Addison’s.

HOW CAN YOU TREAT IT

To diagnosis Addison’s, doctors look for signs like skin-darkening, a lower level of body hair caused by a lack of androgen hormones, and evidence of skin conditions like dryness.

There are a few different things that doctors do to treat the condition. The first step is replacement hormone therapy to make up for the fact that your adrenal glands aren’t producing the right amounts of cortisol. Usually, this treatment simply involves regular injections of these hormones.

In addition, many forms of treatment aim to limit the inflammation that is common with any autoimmune condition. Corticosteroids are a type of hormone that your body produces naturally in response to inflammation. But doctors can also prescribe synthetic forms of corticosteroid to help your body’s natural response.

But doctors often prescribe basic, over-the-counter NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin and ibuprofen. These drugs help treat inflammation by blocking the production of a specific enzyme that leads to inflammation.

Finally, doctors can prescribe an immunosuppressant drug. Immunosuppressants work by weakening the activity of the immune system. This means that the immune system produces fewer of the antibodies that attack your tissue and cause inflammation.

The good news is that Addison’s is very treatable. And with regular treatment, hyperpigmentation usually goes away within a few months. So, let us know. Do you have Addison’s? Did you experience changes in your skin? What did you do to treat it? Let us know in the comments.

RESOURCES:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15095-addisons-disease

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201301/cortisol-why-the-stress-hormone-is-public-enemy-no-1

https://www.healthline.com/health/immunosuppressant-drugs

http://www.medicinenet.com/corticosteroids-oral/article.htm

https://www.aocd.org/page/Hyperpigmentation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441933/

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15095-addisons-disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441933/

 

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#ReleaseBlitz “Misadventures in a Threesome (Misadventures Book 20)” by Elizabeth Hayley

Misadventures in a Threesome by Elizabeth Hayley

Release Day: 19th March

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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***MISADVENTURES ARE STANDALONE ROMANCES THAT CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER***

Synopsis


Jasmine Pritchett needs a job. A pathway to financial independence. When Transform, the local gym, initiates an expansion to offer fitness classes, she sees her opportunity. Armed with several instructor certifications and even more persistence, she finds herself interviewing for the job in front of two of the sexiest men she’s ever laid eyes on.

Maddox Gibson craves control. He’s been trying to regain his zest for life since being discharged from the army, and with the help of his best friend, Wilder Vaughn, he’s worked his way from rock bottom to find happiness as a successful gym co-owner. Wilder lives life like his name implies—wildly—and without Maddox’s rigid temperament to keep him grounded, his lighthearted impulsiveness could very well get him into trouble.

When these two beefy best buds invite Jasmine into their friendship, sparks fly quickly, and Jasmine tries to convince them she can be so much more. To both of them. Can Jaz, Mad, and Wild figure out how to navigate a polyamorous relationship without destroying their friendship…and their hearts?

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Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

Meet The Author
Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. They learned a ton about each other through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly. They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

#Review “The Buried Girl” by Richard Montanari

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5/5 Stars!

When multiple young girls go missing and are eventually found murdered, law enforcement agencies don’t realize the cases are connected. There aren’t enough clues or evidence to solve one murder in the here-and-now with murders spanning weeks, months and even decades.

What about centuries?

Chief of Police Ivy Lee Holgrave has no idea how far her investigation will reach in the end. The murders take place in and around Ivy’s hometown of Abbeville, Ohio. Haunted by her own tragic connection to the murders, Ivy has been investigating the latest murdered girl’s case—with little headway—for several months when the body count starts to rise… and not just of young girls.

College Professor Will Hardy is aiming for tenure at New York University.

A consultant for television crime shows and a best-selling author, the forensic psychologist should be living his best life, but instead, he’s trying to repair his marriage and family, broken by his total absorption in his work.

Just as things are working out for Will and his family, he loses his wife at the hands of what he believes to be a deranged patient with a penchant for arson.

Guilt-ridden and direction-less, Will learns he’s inherited an estate from a relative he never met… in Abbeville, Ohio. With nothing holding him in New York, Will and his teenage daughter, Detta, head west.

Not only will their lives intersect with Ivy Holgrave’s, the forensic psychologist and police chief will work together to figure out a hidden mystery spanning generations and stop a madman who has Detta in his sights.

Deftly written, The Buried Girl is a slow-build page-turner.

From the beginning of the madness two hundred years in the past—over drawings which were two hundred years old at the time—to the diary entries of a teenage girl a century later, to modern-day text messages, four seemingly separate stories come together to show madness may be crazy, but it isn’t stupid. It’s intelligent, methodical, and patient, and will not be denied.

Likable and sympathetic characters navigate an intricate and sometimes gory plot, not realizing what they’re up against until it’s almost too late. With the heartbreaking pasts of both Ivy and Will, whiny and morose personalities would not be surprising, but the author nails these characterizations and delivers two smart leads who move forward and prevail in spite of their emotional pain.

Not all loose ends are neatly tied in a bow at this read’s conclusion. Not having read this author before, I don’t know if it’s his way of paving the way for a book two or if it’s just to torture readers, but I have sincere questions about Eli and Billy, and I really need to follow Ivy and Frankie into the woods. (HA!)

Readers of mysteries, suspense, police procedurals, and psychological thrillers will get lost in The Buried Girl after only a few pages.

I highly recommend it!

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A haunting, nerve-jangling psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Richard Montanari, set in a small town hiding a very dark secret

New York psychologist Will Hardy had it all—a loving family, a flourishing career, a bestselling book. Until the night it all ended in a tempest of fire and ash, leaving only Will and his fifteen-year-old daughter Bernadette to stand in the ruins.

Haunted and grief-stricken, Will accepts an enigmatic invitation from his family’s past to begin their lives anew in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades—including her own long-missing sister.

But what place does Will’s new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written over a century earlier? The disappearances in Abbeville have happened before, and now Will’s own daughter might be next…

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Book Details

Genre: Mystery

Published by: Witness Impulse

Publication Date: January 8th 2019

Number of Pages: 400

ISBN: 0062467468 (ISBN13: 9780062467461)

Series: Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #10

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

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#BookTour “The Buried Girl” by Richard Montanari

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Synopsis:

The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari

A haunting, nerve-jangling psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Richard Montanari, set in a small town hiding a very dark secret

New York psychologist Will Hardy had it all—a loving family, a flourishing career, a bestselling book. Until the night it all ended in a tempest of fire and ash, leaving only Will and his fifteen-year-old daughter Bernadette to stand in the ruins.

Haunted and grief-stricken, Will accepts an enigmatic invitation from his family’s past to begin their lives anew in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades—including her own long-missing sister.

But what place does Will’s new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written over a century earlier? The disappearances in Abbeville have happened before, and now Will’s own daughter might be next…

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Book Details

Genre: Mystery

Published by: Witness Impulse

Publication Date: February 26th 2019

Number of Pages: 400

ISBN: 0062467468 (ISBN13: 9780062467461)

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

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Amsterdam March 22, 1819 On the third day of his madness Dr Rinus van Laar tasted the mouth of the devil. He stepped from the ruin of his home, into the courtyard where the body of his wife, dead these three days, had begun to soften and pigment. He remembered the first time he had seen Anna that day by the river. Her skin was now the color of dry bones. Anna’s killer lay scattered beside her in seven pieces. Six, Rinus amended. He could not remember where he had put the man’s head. He longed to look once more into those lifeless eyes. He pulled the dropper from the amber bottle, let six drops of mandragora onto his tongue. He closed his eyes to the fury of the onslaught. Some time later he carefully returned the drawings to the leather portfolio. Fourteen preliminary sketches by the master, already more than two centuries old. Seven vices. Seven virtues. It was this treasure the killer sought. It was in defense of this treasure that Anna had given her life. He placed the portfolio into the steamer trunk, latched it, secured the iron lock. As he prepared to leave he considered the aviary snare. The white bird studied him, its silver eyes watching, waiting, a thin leather strap tightly coiled around one leg. Rinus van Laar looked one last time at his wife, and saw the tiny tendril; a bright green leaf against the matte claret of Anna’s drying blood. In her virtue there was life. Six hours later, his infant son in his arms, Rinus van Laar left for America. *** BEING THE TRUE DIARY AND JOURNAL OF EVA CLAIRE LARSSEN October 21 1868 We left Midlothian before dawn. I am riding back wagon with Deirdre Samuelsson and her brother Jonah. Jonah is still small, and thinks of all this as an adventure. Deirdre is my age, just fourteen, and terribly shy due to her stammer. They say six hundred thousand died in the war. Imagine. Daddy was killed at Manassas. Mama also died from Yankee hellfire, but not right away. Not Sonja Larssen. She held ground three years, and breathed her last yesterday at noon. Our first day’s journey took us seven miles. The dead walk behind us. November 9, 1868 The rain is endless. We got stuck twice on the road out of Rowleton, where we picked up two weeks domestic work. Mr. Samuelsson had to ask some local boys and their mules to help pull the wagon from the culvert. My sweater got soaking wet, and as the wool dried by the fire last night it smelled of Mama. I cried myself to sleep again. April 9, 1869 We crossed the Ohio River at Wheeling this morning. Deidre and I went to the general store and bought nails and tobacco for Mr. Samuelsson. He let us buy some fruit, and I had the most delicious pear. Ohio looks like home before the war. April 16, 1869 I awoke to the sound of church bells. When I climbed down from the wagon I saw that we were stopped on the crest of a hill overlooking the most beautiful valley I have ever seen. When I stepped to the edge I saw them for the first time. Two grand houses facing each other across a field of green, houses so important they even have names. Veldhoeve and Godwin Hall. I will be working at one, and staying in the other. Imagine. April 24, 1869 All the buildings here are freshly painted and well cared for. The war did not come to this place. When we reached the town square I looked at the plaque. Abbeville, Ohio. Est. 1790 Sitting on top of the plaque was a beautiful white bird, its pearl feathers glossed with early morning rain. I sat on the bench across from it and took out my pencils and pad. This is my drawing. Although I am not taken by such notions, as I left the square, I could swear that bird was watching me. Tomorrow morning I will begin work at Godwin Hall. If you are reading this, if the sun now shines where you stand, it means I am long forgotten. If you are reading this, it means I never made it back home again. *** Excerpt from The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari. Copyright © 2019 by Richard Montanari. Reproduced with permission from Witness Impulse. All rights reserved.

 

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Richard MontanriAuthor Bio:

RICHARD MONTANARI is the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Echo Man, The Devil’s Garden, Play Dead, The Rosary Girls, The Skin Gods and Broken Angels, as well as the internationally acclaimed thrillers Kiss of Evil, Don’t Look Now (previously published as Deviant Way) and The Violet Hour. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Dreams Illuminate” by Michelle Iden, Emerson Miller

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Title: Dreams Illuminate

Author: Michelle Iden

Genre: Middle Grade Urban Fantasy Mystery

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” –Albert Einstein

What could possibly be happening to Emerson Hill? When she touches an index card, the first color in a rainbow (red)—she’s whisked away to another domain–and given a glimpse of her first dream illuminating. She finds herself in a very hot desert having fun sand-boarding.

This mystery unfolds within a three year period. Emerson gets six more exploding dreams and experiences that coordinate with the other colors of the rainbow. Emerson has headaches from keeping her secret. She’s afraid to tell her parents that secret because they might commit her to a psych facility. She finally lets her best friend, Morgann Stone know what’s going on.

A mystical creature named Mondulalore follows and records Emerson’s movements without her knowledge. He’s able to make himself invisible with a touch of a button. And at times morphs into a human. He reports to his bosses, King London Dolloway and Queen Cortex Dolloway of the Kingdom Galen which is perched on a faraway planet, Bamore. This planet is unknown to the whole world.

Time’s ticking as EM and Morgann attempt to solve this mysterious force. They research sixteen areas, such as, witches, domains, realms, planets, telepathy, etc., to help them uncover clues of these unexplained events.

In the end, Emerson, now a junior in high school is faced with a difficult choice. Will she keep living her present life or forever have her entire past erased from memory to be handed a bright future? Which one will she pick? Which one would you select?

This electrifying, jaw-dropping urban fantasy mystery will bedazzle you. Get reading. Join Emerson on her journey of magic, excitement, fear, and mystery.

 

 

Author Bio

Michelle Iden is a retired counselor. She is published in her area of academia. She penned her first fiction novel, Emma Beware, Book One in her YA suspense series. Book Two, Clara Beware soon followed. She is currently working on the final book in the series, Helen Beware.

Michelle loves God. She likes spending time with family and her two grand-daughters, traveling, writing, reading, researching, cooking healthy dishes and working out.

Emerson Miller lives in the Midwest and attends middle school. She lives with her parents and two cats. She likes to dance, hang-out with friends, travel, bake, camp, run, read and write.

 

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#BlurbReveal “Set in Stone: Heart of Stone Series #9” by K.M. Scott

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BOOK: SET IN STONE

AUTHOR: K.M. SCOTT

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 13TH
Set In Stone Blurb
Driven. Sexy. Tressa Stone wants to take over the world. As one of Tristan and Nina Stone’s two daughters, she’s got the will to do it, and when she does, it won’t be because of some man.

But you know what they say about best laid plans.


Killian Brenton has the world in the palm of his hand. The newest quarterback for a New York team looking to get back to the top, he’s the toast of the Big Apple and can have his pick of women. All it takes is one look at Tressa and he knows she’s the one he wants.


Catching her might be even harder than getting to the big game, but if he does, it will be worth far more than a handful of championship rings.

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Meet The Author

K.M. Scott writes contemporary romance stories of sexy, intense, and unforgettable love. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s been in love with romance since reading her first romance novel in junior high (she was a very curious girl!). Under her Gabrielle Bisset name, she writes erotic paranormal and historical romance. She lives in Pennsylvania with a herd of animals and when she’s not writing can be found reading or feeding her TV addiction.

“GuestPost “The Pieces of You and Me” by Rachel Burton

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They say time can heal all wounds…

When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.

But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?

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Five fun facts about Trinity College, Cambridge

The Pieces of You and Me is set in three different places, Cambridge, Highgate (in North London) and York.

To celebrate the release of my new book I’m taking a look at Cambridge and, more specifically, Trinity College where Rupert – the hero of the novel – studied (the eagle eyed reader will know that Trinity also featured in my first novel The Many Colours of Us).

  1. Trinity is the largest college at Cambridge university with around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates and 180 fellows. It was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII
  2. Trinity alumni include 6 prime ministers and Prince Charles, who got a rather poor degree from the college in 1970. Rumour has it that his bodyguard, who had to attend all the lectures and seminars with him, sat the exams and got much better marks, but sadly as he was not officially enrolled in the university he couldn’t be awarded his degree.
  3. One of Trinity’s most famous alumni is Isaac Newton who discovered gravity. In Trinity New Court (a square of grass to the south of the college) there is a large tree that more gullible tourists are told is the tree that helped Newton make his great discovery when an apple fell from it. However, the tree at Trinity is a chestnut! The actual apple tree was at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham where it still produces apples!
  4. Notorious Romantic poet Lord Byron was at Trinity in the early 1800s where, legend has it, he kept a bear in his rooms in an attempt to flout the rule that banned students from keeping dogs in their rooms.
  5. In 1851, students from Trinity College formed The Ghost Club, which described itself as a: ‘a society for the investigation of ghosts and all supernatural appearances and superstitions’. Charles Dickens and Siegfried Sassoon were both supposedly involved. Members believed that by joining they remained a ghost in the afterlife; they even addressed one another as ‘brother ghost’. Rather bizarrely The Ghost Club still exists!

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Rachel BurtonAuthor Bio  

Rachel Burton is the author of the international ebook bestseller The Many Colours of Us.

Rachel spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her fiancé and their three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes.

Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @bookish_yogi or follow her blog. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday….

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#Teaser “Hook Shot” by Kennedy Ryan

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She’d jokingly told everyone she was going to blow my mind before she kissed me.

She did.

She tasted wild and sweet like some exotic spice. A wildflower. The taste, her scent may have faded, but the memory hasn’t, and I want it again.

𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘓𝘰𝘵𝘶𝘴.

𝘼 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡

𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙚𝙩𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣.

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