Saturday, October 22, 2016

Release Day Blitz Opaque by Calix Leigh-Reign

What inspired you to become an author? 

I’ve always been an author. From the moment I put pen to paper at 3 ½ years old, I was an author. I’ve been writing short stories, lyrics and poetry as far back as I have memory (3 y.o.). Now, what inspired me to become a published author is a completely separate question J

Do you have a specific writing style? 

Abstract. Definitely abstract.

Do you write in different genres? 

Yes. Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Historical and anything else that materializes in my mind. I don’t limit myself when it comes to my writing.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write? 

Sci-Fi and Romance are two of my faves right now. Sci-Fi is just so vast and opens your mind to anything you can think of. Nothing is off limits. Romance because it’s filled with hope, love, companionship and remembrance.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book? 

The original title was Darkness in Light. I still have a soft spot in my heart for that title but I had to let it go because it was too common. One consistent theme of the book was the darkness of Adam’s mind. That led me to Opaque. Adam’s mind is an opaque object, where very little light enters and passes through.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete? 

Both. Sometimes the title comes first. Usually, the story comes first and the title afterwards.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 

Larry Strauss. Without a doubt. His spiritual light is just absolutely amazing. His writing is so amazing because he is.

What books are in your to read pile? 

An untitled non-fiction manuscript by LaShelle Cooper, Knights of Enmity by Sedrie Danielle, Eve by William Paul Young and The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects? 

Split Adam (Book 2 of the Scion Saga), an untitled YA/Sci-Fi epic fantasy, and an untitled Romantic Suspense I’ve just completed.

Who designed the cover of your latest book? 

I designed it, along with graphic book cover artist

The Scion Saga
Book One
Calix Leigh-Reign

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance

Publisher: Nnylluc Book Group LLC                       

Date of Publication: 10/22/2016

ISBN: 9780997923988
ASIN: 0997923989

Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 96,910

Cover Artist: Calix Leigh-Reign
and Joshua Jadon

Book Description:

"Her crimson limbal ring glows and I focus my sight as the incandescence dims. I clearly see it for sure this time. There's no denying it. Carly isn't human. She's something more - and if she isn't human, neither am I."

For those craving an untapped Sci-Fi niche - Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings, biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance.

Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. As he resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts of his mother.

Discovering his origin isn't what he'd thought, he becomes determined to peel back the layers of his lineage and unmasks a multitude of mind-bending secrets along the way.

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About the Author:

Cālix is the published author of the Russian-mutant, psychological Sci-Fi fantasy novel, Opaque. She's a certified paralegal and has studied creative writing under English teacher, script writer and published author Larry Strauss. Her earliest literary inspirations include Alice Walker, Larry Strauss, VC Andrews and Stephen King. She spent a majority of her childhood in libraries and developed an intense relationship with words. She's a member of YARWA and RWA and is currently serving as a judge for YARWA's 2016 Rosemary Contest. She enjoys prayer, discovering the minds of those who rebel against social programming, listening to music, a great cup of coffee, exquisite ethnic cuisine, spending time with family & friends, attending movie premieres, traveling and the arts. She spends her free time in the gym, fantasizing about story plots and different ways of changing the world.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Take Me! by Lily Harlem - Haunted Halloween Spooktacular

Take Me!
Lily Harlem

Release Date: October 1, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-945193-51-4

Categories: Shifters, Paranormal,

Romance Flame: 4

Price: $2.99

Book Description:

Megan’s weekend just took a dangerous, sexy turn…

What's not to love about a girl’s weekend in Dublin? Megan Sanders loves being out on the town and out on the pull with her mates, but unfortunately, she’s attracted the attentions of a man with downright murderous intentions.

Seth Martin knows vampire Samuel Bennington is evil, and only his pack of elite wolf shifters can protect Megan. That is, if they can convince her that she needs their help.

Soon Megan finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of fear and lust. She's being hunted for her blood, yes, but she's also crazy about the guy who has sworn to protect her. But which man will win? Will her blood sate Bennington's hunger, or will Seth remind her why it's good to be alive, and give her pleasure beyond anything she's known before?

A Passion for Pumpkins
By Lily Harlem

I’ve always loved Halloween. When I was young it was dressing up and going trick or treating with my brothers, coming home and spreading the loot on the table and deciding who’d had the most success. We were rarely allowed sweets, my mother obsessed with us avoiding tooth decay and fillings, but at Halloween we were allowed to gorge on the generosity of neighbours.

I live in a small village in the Wales, and when October 31st comes round the clocks have fallen back an hour and it’s dark by 6pm – the blackness is increased where I live because our rural area has no streetlamps. It’s also cold in October, not snow-cold, but definitely icy, see-your-breath-in-the-air cold. I’m one of the neighbours on the lane who always makes an effort for the kids that come calling with their pumpkin shaped buckets and their wacky outfits.

I hang a large, brightly coloured witch on the tree at the end of the drive, set candles in jam jars to lead the way to the house, and ensure there are plastic bats, skeletons and cobwebs hanging around the porch. I even put on spooky music for the kids to listen to as I answer the door.

One of the things I always really enjoy making is the pumpkins - one to stand in the bay window of our cottage looking outwards and one for the kitchen table. I try and make them a little different each year and use the internet for inspiration.

Penny Roach gives some great idea for traditional pumpkins  which are the sort I put in the window for the kids to enjoy.

But inside the house, for Mr H and I to enjoy, there’s usually something a little  different and more sophisticated. For example I love this stocking pumpkin, it’s so sexy!

And Tinkerbell has always been my favourite Disney character, not sure if I could manage this one but I’m planning on having a go.

One year I created this vase pumpkin, sadly I didn’t get a photograph of mine, but filled with orange and yellow flowers it made a great centrepiece and lasted quite a while.

And for a bit of glamour, this has to go the list for a try in the future…

But surely, the best one of all – the wine cooler pumpkin!

Happy Halloween, I hope you all have lots of treats and enjoy any tricks you find yourself getting up to ;-)

Lily x

About the Author:

Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning, best-selling author of contemporary erotic romance. After giving up a busy career in nursing she now spends her time enjoying her army of rescued pets and penning steamy stories. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, including HarperCollins, Totally Bound, Pride Publishing, Evernight Publishing and Sweetmeat Press. She also self-publishes novels that range from emotionally charged erotic romance, to steamy ménage a trois and, with Natalie Dae, (Harlem Dae) dark BDSM that pushes all the boundaries.

One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms. Harlem and in whichever pairing or genre takes your fancy, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy, so make sure you hang on tight for the ride!

For more information on other books by Lily, visit her website:

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Are your characters vampires? by Kathryn M. Hearst

Readers often ask me, “Are the characters in your books vampires?”

Early on, the question surprised me, though it shouldn’t have. I started writing “Feast of the Epiphany” as a vampire novel years ago and put it away in favor of being an adult. Needless to say, the adult thing didn’t stick. When I decided to rewrite the manuscript, I’d received a ton of feedback that the market was saturated with paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Some went so far as to say the genres were dead.

I refused to believe that readers had grown tired of our fanged friends and started researching common themes among vampire myths. I planned to define the commonalities and create new takes on the old trope. My research took me in some unexpected directions, including a new fascination with Anunnaki or ancient Sumerian deities. Somewhere along the way I took a strange detour into Catholic mysticism. The basic mythos for the Order of the Sinistra Dei series formed from my research.

Are they vampires? No, not exactly. In my world, there are no such things as vampires. However, the mythology follows some of the traditional vampire lore, such as rising after death, fangs, and compulsion. They’re also dead sexy, but that’s another blog post.

My characters feed off of prana, or human energy, unless their powers have deteriorated, and they require blood for sustenance. There’s also a genetic component to the process of becoming immortal, which restricts their population. While they don’t age, they do risk a form of insanity as they grow older. I’ve always been fascinated with the question of how the human mind would adapt to living hundreds or thousands of years. We aren’t made to experience that sort of lifespan. What kind of psychosis would develop?

Where does the Sumerian thing come in?

The Anunnaki are ancient chthonian, or underworld, fertility deities. They later became judges of mortals. The term translates to “princely offspring.” They are thought to be the direct descendants of the sky god Anu. I turned this mythos upside down to suit the story by making the Anuna from another plane of existence. They aren’t human, but a separate race of winged beings. Throughout history, they have been worshiped as gods and goddesses. However, they’re close to extinction due to the actions of the Sinistra Dei.

In the series, the characters don’t know what they are. They’ve been told they were chosen by the Church to serve in the Order of the Sinistra Dei. They have two purposes: to judge humans to maintain the balance between good and evil, and to complete missions to protect the interests of the Holy Mother Church. In the first book, “Feast of the Epiphany,” Gia and the others discover much of what they’ve been told about their natures are lies. What they are, what they can do, and their role in Church politics will be revealed as the series progresses.

Feast of Mercy
Order of the Sinistra Dei
Book Two
Kathryn M. Hearst

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Crushing Hearts and
Black Butterfly Publishing

Date of Publication: October 4, 2016

Number of pages: approx. 300
Word Count: 75,000

Cover Artist: Marcela Bolivar,
Designer Shawn T. King

Book Description:

An ancient feud. A threat from the Vatican. Two lovers caught in the middle.

Nick never wanted to live forever, and he certainly didn’t want to join the Order of the Sinistra Dei. Unfortunately, before he’s able to get used to the idea of immortality, the High Judge from the Vatican arrives in New Orleans to investigate the strange events of Fat Tuesday. If Nick doesn’t play his cards right, his forever could be a whole lot shorter.

Marin, a relatively new immortal, is forced to serve as assistant to the High Judge while he investigates the alleged crimes of those she holds most dear. She’ll do what she has to do to protect her clutch. However, her efforts bring her closer to facing the executioner’s blade.

As their world spins out of control, Marin and Nick struggle to reconcile past hurts and hold onto their budding relationship. New enemies, new abilities, and new desires threaten to tear them apart. It isn’t long before they realize love can’t heal all.

Loving someone means you want the best for them...but what happens when what’s best isn’t you?

Feast of Mercy is the second book of the Order of the Sinistra Dei series, an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance like no other. If you like mysterious supernatural creatures, conflict-ridden romance and a lot of heat, then you’ll love this series.

Short Excerpt:

Nick expected sounds from her—moans, maybe a scream or two. What he didn’t expect was for her to bolt upright and let out a blood curdling scream. Déjà-fucking-vu.
“Get out,” Marin shouted.
For a brief terrifying second, Nick thought she spoke to him, then a male voice spoke from the door.
“Marin, I require your services,” a man said from behind him.
Nick covered her body with his unsure of what else to do. He didn’t recognize the voice, though he detected a European accent. Anyone who called her by name would have recognized him, even with his face buried between her legs. It had to be Lysander.
When the door clicked shut, he hopped off. “Who was that?”
“The High Judge. He’s practically a priest. A freaking priest saw my boobs.” Marin scrambled off the couch in search of her clothes.
“He’s not a priest. Worse.” Nick laughed deep in his gut. If looks could kill, he’d be stone cold dead, for keeps this time. “I’m sorry. Do you think he recognized me?”
“Where is my bra, dammit?” She pulled her jeans on commando style.
Nick handed her the scrap of lace she called panties. “Where are we going?”
“You aren’t going anywhere. You’re going to hide here until he’s gone, then go back to Gia’s. I need to find out what the hell he wants.” She snatched her bra from the edge of the desk and rushed it on.
Nick ran his hand through his hair. “Shit. This is bad.”
“Call Gia.”
“I will.”
“Now.” Marin slipped out the door.
Gia’s phone rang until he thought it would go to voicemail. “Hey, Nick.”
“Gia, the High Judge came looking for Marin.”
“Where? Did he see you?”
“The bar.” Nick’s stomach clenched. “I don’t know if he saw me.”
“Did he say why he wanted Marin?”
“No, but you need to be careful. Nicholai and Serena are still in town. If he comes to the townhouse, Nicholai doesn’t need to be the one to answer the door.”
“Shit, hang on.” She spoke with someone. “Okay, where are you now?”
“I’m still upstairs in the office, he barged in and caught us…um…making up. I didn’t get a look at him.”

About the Author:

Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl with a love of the dark and strange. She has been a storyteller her entire life, as a child, she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, music, musicians and all things musical (including theater). Kate lives in central Florida with her chocolate lab, Jolene; and two rescue pups, Jagger and Roxanne. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, raising a nerdling.

The Order of the Sinistra Dei is her first series and includes titles, Feast of the Epiphany and Feast of Mercy. Kate's novel, The Spirit Tree, won a publishing contract with Kindle Press through the Kindle Scout contest. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Join Us at the Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Facebook Party

Join us for Halloween fun and games at the Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Facebook Party October 19 and 20.

Enter to win tons of prizes. Invite all your friends.

Be prepared to show off your Halloween and cosplay costumes for the Costume Contest and enter your pumpkin creations for the Pumpkin Carving Contest.

We have over 20 authors participating, they'll be here to discuss their love of Halloween, talk about their books and offer fun and games to all who drop by.

You have to participate to win, so come by often.

Here's the author schedule, times are listed in EST

Wednesday October 19th

10-11am Ash Krafton
11am-12pm Sam Baltrusis
12-1pm Natalie Nicole Bates
1-2pm Catherine Winters
2-3pm Jill Archer
3-4pm Rayna Noire
4-5pm Laura Diamond
5-6pm Jennifer Windrow
6-7pm Kelex
7-8pm BA Tortuga
8-9pm Constance Burris
9-10pm Jamie K. Schmidt
10-11pm Lexxie Couper
11pm-12am Vanta Black

Thursday October 20th

10-11am Erzabet Bishop
11am-12pm Sam Crescent
12-1pm Roxanne Rhoads
1-2pm Lily Harlem
2-3pm Marcella Burnard
3-4pm Traci Douglass
4-5pm Catherine Stine
5-6pm Krista Carlson 
6-7pm ND Jones
7-8pm Kirsten Weiss
8-9pm Marsha A. Moore
9-10pm Julia Talbot
10-11pm Angelique Voisen
11pm-12am JC Andrijeski

Go Shorty It's Your Birthday- Birthday Gifts for the Characters of Giselle and The Hot Squad

I am a fabulous gift giver. I have never ever given someone a birthday gift they didn't simply adore. Even people I barely know, who've invited me to their parties, marvel at the wonders I bring them. So if I can give great gifts to randoms the least I can do for the babes of Giselle and The Hot Squad is buy or do something nice for their b-days . So without further adieu here are the odd, fantastical, and downright wild gifts for several odd, fantastical and downright wild women. 

Anika Lindgren:  Anika is a peculiar woman. While her job title may be director of student services at the prestigious Drouin University, in the bedroom, backseat, dungeon, or dean's office she's the teacher everyone obeys. Or their bound and vulnerable body comes to regret it. Therefore, for her birthday, I would offer Anika a blood red spanking paddle and beg her not to use it on me. Anika's a dom that allows not even the slightest hint of disobedience so my guess is she'll wear out her paddle on a mouthy submissive's behind before the next birthday rolls around.

Princes Tristen Maria Anna Gunnarsson: What do you get a girl that has it all? Seriously Tristen even has a mystical sword named Mystletainn she's used to defend the kingdom of Gyllengaard time and time again. But while Tristen is Jamie Lannister with the sword, she's Ashley Wagner on the figure skates, and Magic Mike on the stripper pole. Why not combine both her non sword fighting talents for her birthday and install a stripper pole in an ice rink? Can you imagine a toeless lutz flawlessly transitioned to upside down twerking on the pole? A tuck axel into a lusty panty shot? This is a gift to the entire world!

Sofi Poe: Sofi and I can agree one on thing; gingers are great. It's just that InstaGram-famous Sofi thinks she's the only ginger that is great. Actually the sight of another ginger turns her face as red as her hair. How dare they enter the same room and inadvertently and unknowingly compete for attention? For Sofi's birthday I plan on rounding up all the non-Sofi gingers and shipping them to Pluto. That's right, for stealing Sofi's defining feature they don't even get a real planet, they get a dwarf planet. And if you dye your hair and pretend to be a ginger, you're getting shipped out too!  Okay, maybe I'm being a little harsh. Stay and be ginger all you want.

Giselle Nyfall: The leader of the Hot Squad, Giselle is daughter to a liberal tech guru dad and a prominent republican fund raising mother.  Though raised to be an upright leader of the millennial generation, Giselle is an uber talented artist and a true blue sexhibitionist with a sharp eye for a hot bod. So for her birthday I'm going to convince that cute teacher's assistant with the purple dye job to model for a nude drawing. When Giselle eyes down this innocent grad student the simple art session is going to turn into the hottest birthday sex in human history.  

Fleur Troubadour: This Boston native sports muscular thighs, six packed abs, and a rock hard azz that's built up, pumped up and sexed up. Clearly her birthday gift should be finding a massive member for her to flex and pump. However, Fleur is a bit reckless. Like criminally reckless. Like perhaps a one-woman-Boston-mob reckless. I think for her birthday I'm going to wind up starting a petition to get her a presidential pardon. She's going to need it. 

Dusty Blackwood: We save the bustiest for last, Miss Dusty Blackwood, a southern belle with the juiciest of asses and the poorest of tempers. There is little that won't force this busty dynamo into a foot stomping tantrum. Little Dusty may tote a BB gun, kick people in the shins over the slightest of offenses, and get herself kicked out of tons of establishments for groping random stranger's boobs, but she has a softer side that just adores rainbows. Knowing that, I'm going to get her the rainbow themed version of Anika's spanking paddle. Because after all, Dusty is the toughest gal in and out the bedroom, and if you forget it your butt's going to be black and blue from a rainbow colored reminder!

Giselle and The Hot Squad
Book One
Dacy Alexandria

Genre: Erotic comedy

Publisher: eXcessica

Date of Publication: 10/14/16

Number of pages: 31
Word Count: 12,337

Book Description:

It's the start of Giselle Nyfall's freshman year at the prestigious liberal arts school Drouin University in Manhattan. From the moment this boobalicious innocent bounces in from Los Angeles, things go awry. A housing mix-up denies her a dorm and forces her to spend the first night in a male dorm with a cute but talkative conspiracy theorist. Only the instincts of a true sexhibitionist earn Giselle some sleep.

Thanks to the wicked temptress that heads student services, Giselle lands a living place much better than a freshman dorm: an upper east side condo! Giselle finds her roommates a strange oversexed lot, a rocker chick from Boston, a true blue princess, a vain Instagram starlet, and BB gun toting southern belle. Even weirder are the men of the condo complex, who appear to be placed under a devastating sex caused curse!

The girls put aside their differences and throw themselves boobs first into a solution that probably won't get mentioned in any graduation speech.

Teaser: College freshman, Giselle Nyfall teams up with her hot but quirky roommates to save a gang of studs from a sex infused curse!

About the Author:

Dacy Alexandria is an erotic fiction author that has also taken home several screen writing awards under a different name at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival  and SkyFest, and happens to be a trained ballerina. He loves the possibilities of the supernatural but also the inherent weirdness of the everyday world and likes to combine the two whenever possible.  Dacy likes to focus his erotcia on new adults, which might explain why he can subsist on a steady diet of CW shows and cans of Starbucks double shot for days at a time.  (18+ only please!)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Guest Blog - Crosswind by G.L. Ross

Over a year ago, Roxanne put out a request for a new Bewitching Blog Talk Radio host. Since my Bachelors is in Radio and Television Performance, my curiosity was piqued. She hired me faster than Samantha wiggles her nose on Bewitched. I had absolutely no idea how blog talk radio worked. After a few mistakes, I found my way and thoroughly enjoy each interview.

After college, I worked as a cable sports announcer and played with radio a bit doing voice overs. Radio was never my emphasis, but I enjoy Bewitching Blog Talk Radio and learning about each author and their book. Many authors are excited to be interviewed, but some are a nervous wreck. I have to pull information from them. I understand their discomfort. 

They’re used to the typed word, not necessarily expressing themselves verbally. Don’t get me wrong, many LOVE to talk. My job is easy when I interview this type. These authors want to discuss what makes their character special, why their book is their baby, and how they became an author. I begin each interview finding out about the author personally: where they live, family, hobbies, and let me tell you they love discussing their pets.

The best compliment I’ve received, from several authors, is the fact they enjoyed our time together. They had fun and forgot it was an interview. My goal is to have a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. I hope you will join my next chat with my new friend.

The Flyboy Trilogy
Book Three
G.L. Ross

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military Romance

Date of Publication: October 11, 2016

Number of pages: 344
Word Count: 80, 500

Cover Artist: James at

Book Description:

Lisa’s memory has returned along with her burning desire for insanely hot Captain Lance Miller. Passion soars when the two unite.

Lance is thrilled his goddess finally remembers him, but which Lisa is coming home with him? In some ways he is eager for the return of his original, sweet, loving Lisa, but he also adores his new and improved, sexy, opinionated, wild tiger.

They are settling into their smooth sailing, happily reacquainted life when Lance’s flyboys are called to Afghanistan. This disruption is nothing compared to the turbulent arrival of Lance’s long lost half-brother, fighter pilot Derek Fuller. Derek’s arrival may cause Lisa’s path to be completely rerouted.

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Also Available - Books 1 and 2 of The Flyboy Trilogy

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"Turbulent Passion" named to Steamy Romance Books Top BDSM Erotica EBooks Guide (The Top 50 Reader and Editor picks)

"Burning Desire" named to the RomCon 8+ list

Crosswind is the conclusion the of the Flyboy Trilogy

Turbulent Passion Release Date 11/20/2013
Burning Desire Release Date 09/16/2014
Crosswind Release Date 10/11/2016

Excerpt 2

Lance insists we say our good-byes at the house. I plead for him to allow me to take him to the airport, but he knows we will both end up in tears and doesn’t want that to be his last memory. Instead we share our last thoughts over breakfast, then sit by the pool holding each other, until his ride arrives. My heart breaks. I fight back the tears. I will not let his last memory of me be crying. Wrapping my arms around his waist, I press my head against his chest, inhaling his spicy scent. I listen to the rhythmic sound of his heart beating. I attempt to memorize the feel of his arms around me. Our lips meet and I plead with his soul to return home to me. His strong hands hold the side of my head. Firm, yet tender, lips press to my forehead and the crown of my head. He clings to me one last time and whispers, “I love you, Goddess, more than life itself. You’re my home, my heart.”
“Then every night before you go to sleep imagine you’re in my arms. Imagine you’re home. Come home to me, Flyboy.”
His eyes fill with tears, before walking out the front door. I lean against the door frame praying he will turn and look at me. Please, Lance. Please look at me one more time. I need to see your sparkling blue eyes, your trademark smirk. He tosses his bags in the trunk. The back of his hand wipes away a tear, before threading through his hair. I then remember the picture I’d pulled out for him to take. I quickly grab it and run out the door toward him.
“Lance, wait.”
He looks at me and I freeze in my tracks. My fierce warrior’s face is covered in tears. “Oh, baby.” I spread kisses across every inch of his tense cheeks. Kissing away every salty tear. “I forgot to give you this picture.”
And then I receive the smirk…his eyes sparkle, staring at the picture of me in lace lingerie. “When?” I adore the fact he looks identical to the cat who caught the canary.
“I arranged it the day you were at the attorney’s office.”
“Now I want to carry you back into the house,” he half-laughs, stroking my upper arm.
With my hands on his hips, I instruct, “Every morning and evening you look at that picture and remember all of this is waiting for you at home.”
“Coming home to you is imprinted in my heart, sassy lady. I’m crazy about the picture, and I love the woman in it.” Our lips clash one final time. He climbs into the cab. Holding my hand through the lowered window, he says, “I’ll call you tonight from Georgia.”
“I’ll be waiting.”
“I’m coming home to you.” His jaw clenches. His Adam’s apple bobs.

Forcing a smile, I reply, “I’m trusting you.” He presses the picture to his heart and blows me a kiss. The cab disappears from view. I continue standing in the front yard tattooing the picture of our final goodbye into my memory.

About the Author:

G.L. Ross is a proud, sixth generation, native Texan. As a true Southern Belle, G.L. has always dreamt of the “happily ever after,” the prince riding in on the white horse sweeping her off her feet. She hasn’t found “Prince Charming” – yet (always an optimist) – but finds him every time she writes about her characters’ “happily ever after” endings.

Her motto in life is to “always find the good” in every person and situation. Whether through laughter, prayer, music, or a glass of wine or vodka, G.L. finds the good in life and shares her sense of humor, love, and adventure in her stories. Each book will inspire you to stand strong in faith and believe in second chances. Take flight with Lance & Lisa in Turbulent Passion, Burning Desire, and Crosswind (The Flyboy Trilogy). After twenty-seven years as a Flight Attendant, G.L. has incredible and often humorous insight into the aviation industry. She shares many of these stories in the Flyboy Trilogy. Plus, you must meet hunky rancher, Graham Gaskin, in A Rose Has Thorns…he is hot! Fall in love with Rachel and Brooks in The Strength of Love, an Inspirational Romance and recipient of the Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Seal.

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