Mine Forever

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MINE FOREVER (THE PERRINES 1) BY MERCY MAYOR (MF)

BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2018 (Coming Soon!)

GENRE: Avid book, Mainstream MF Contemporary Romance.

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Although she is a famous fashion designer and an heiress, unpredictable and feisty Ronna Perrine is unsatisfied with her lifestyle and thus, with the deciding factors of stress combined with boredom, she cooks up a crazy scheme which allows her nine weeks solely dedicated to adventure.

Drop-dead gorgeous and wealthy artist, Shane Kress finds himself attracted to Ronna but a secret he harbors could change the attitude of other towards him. Yet, circumstances pushes them

together and the more he learns of Ronna, the more he realizes that there is more to her than meets the eye.

BOOK EXCERPT

“Why? Can’t keep up?” Shane asked, his smirking grin taunting her.

“I’ll show you keeping up!” Ronna said with a growl, and she made to tackle him, narrowing her eyes when he dodged out of the way just in time and she advanced on him.

“Ah, ah, ah, bad, bad girl.” Shane said, wagging his finger at her with a smirk was he kept retreating.

They circled each other, looking for a way in, a weakness to exploit and trying to catch each other off guard. But they were both hyperaware and not giving an inch.

Ronna caught Shane unaware and flipped him over her shoulder in a taekwondo move he never saw coming, smirking down at him with smugness oozing out of her.

“Take that your royal haughtiness.”

She jutted her chin high into the sky and moved to leave but Shane swept his legs out and hers from under her, catching her on top of him to break her fall.

“You were saying?” he said with one smug brow lifted high. Without giving her a chance to respond, he flipped them over so that she was trapped between his body and the burnished wood floor.

“Ready to accept defeat?”

“Ha. You wish.” Ronna bucked underneath him, trying to flip them back over but he was too strong.

Instead, he grabbed both her hands and pinned them over her head and using his hips to lock her in place, unable to move. He leaned closer to her until there was only a hairbreadth of space between their faces.

“Admit my superiority.” He leaned closer watching her gaze drop to his lips and his lips curving upward at the advantage he had. He leaned closer still then diverted his face at the last moment to whisper in her ears “You know you want to.”

She whimpered, the air charged with sexual tension and she suddenly felt how acutely he was lying across her.

His eyes gaze dropped to her mouth and he whispered huskily, “Hmm.”

He didn’t give her a chance to say a word as he took her mouth into his own. From playful, the mood had rapidly turned to excitement. He sucked at her bottom lips and she closed her eyes, giving herself to the emotions which flooded through her.

BUY LINK Avid Shop – https://www.avid-publishing.com/product-page/mine-forever

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mercy Mayor has always been fascinated by the completely different world that could be found between pages. Even more passionate by the emotions they evoked, she began spinning tales from an overactive imagination, delving into a whole new world of possibilities.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Q: What inspired you to start writing?

A: I’m an avid reader. In fact, I’m more of a bookaholic. I love all things books but mostly, I’m all for fiction and anything with romance in it. I’ve been reading for a long time and one day, I just wanted to see how I’d do writing and before I knew it, I’ve written two books though none of them published yet now.

Q: What do you like to do when not writing?

A: Reading, watching Korean drama, I’d watch a TV series if it really piques my interest like Lucifer, Vampire Diaries, but when a movie drags out, I kind of get bored of it after a while.

Q: Which Author(s) inspire you and your writing?

A: I love all books by Judith McNaught, Lisa Kleypas, Johanna Lindsey they really stoked my interest in historical books

Q: Which book was your debut release?

A: Mine Forever, the book 1 in the Perrine series. I’ve got the book 2 done but polishing it also.

Q: Tell us about the book published by Avid and your writing process for it.

A: Mine Forever. I wrote this book a long while ago and didn’t really do anything with it. It’s kind of normal to have books rejected but I kept working on it until I felt like it was finally ready to hand over to a publisher once more and I was so excited when Avid picked it up. Go me!

FIND MERCY HERE: Avid Author Page: https://www.avid-publishing.com/mercy-mayor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mercy.mayor.108

 

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Cassie’s Bears

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CASSIE’S BEARS BY LUNA BLACK (MMFM)

BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2018

GENRE: Avid Ménage, Alternative MMMFM Paranormal Romance, Reverse Harem.

WORD COUNT: 32,347 words

PAGE COUNT: 118 pages

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The Cassie is thin, hot, and fresh out of college when she chases her dreams to California and finds a quirky roommate who will show her the ways of the world. At least, the world as she knows it. That notion is turned upside down as four men enters her life who are so much more than simple men. Not only do they have her body begging for more, but they also have her questioning everything she knows about the universe.

However, she doesn’t get enough time to process it all before the next hurdle comes in the form of a stalker willing to get to two of her men by any means necessary – even if it means permanently taking her out of the picture. Will her men make it in time before she’s forever lost to her four bears?

Find out in this intriguing tale!

BOOK EXCERPT

“A mojito,” Barry explained over the loud music that made it so that I could barely hear myself think. But that was likely the point.

I was supposed to let loose and not think, right? I had a couple of more drinks as I tried to get into the feel of the place; the beat of the music. Once in a while, one of the guys would put an arm around me or hold my hand. We tried to hold a conversation, but that was pretty much impossible with the pounding of the music.

Finally, I let them lead me out onto the dance floor, hearing a Rhianna song I knew come on, had me feeling a little bold. I decided to put together in my head all the music videos I had seen and the best moves I had done in front of my mirror along with the looseness the liquid courage was giving me to do this with them.

We started out facing each other but soon it made more sense to have one in front and one behind as I found it easy to move my hips against the both of them that way. They both had some great moves, and watching Barry with his eyes on my body while I felt Finn sliding up against me from behind was doing things to my body I didn’t expect.

I could feel a warmth spread over me and an aching in places I didn’t usually think about because I was so used to not having many guys in my life, especially ones who were so sexy like these two. Damn, they were really getting to me. I dared to pull Barry in closer, my eyes blazing, telling him what I wanted. I felt Finn’s hands hold my hips tighter as the song changed. We couldn’t have been any closer without taking our clothes off, and I didn’t know if it was the atmosphere or the alcohol, but I so wanted to do that.

I let my eyes dart around in the crowd as I tried to keep our new rhythm up while searching for a place where we might be alone, even if only for a few moments. I would drag them out to the

car if I had to, but I wasn’t sure about the comfort of three people, in a back seat when even I knew that with two it could be a little hard to maneuver at times.

I decided to try out my powers of seduction as I spotted the restroom; our best bet. I didn’t know if at these clubs you could actually get away with going into a bathroom together, but there was a family restroom to the side which meant a single stall, a door to lock, and plenty of room to indulge in a little something that I thought I deserved.

I slid my hands around Barry’s neck for the third song and grinded my ass back into Finn like my life depended on it. I blushed in the darkness as I felt him growing against me and knew that I was doing something right. I planted my lips on Barry’s, hoping that he wouldn’t take me as being too forward. Finn was a fun, loose kind of guy, but Barry was always shy. But as his lips began to move with mine and his tongue slid sensually into my mouth, I knew that he was not shy on this level. He was just the strong silent type I supposed.

BUY LINK Avid Shop – https://www.avid-publishing.com/product-page/cassies-bears

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’m a woman in my 30’s who’s always loved romance books. I decided to write my own book, Cassie’s Bears, and I’m starting my publishing career in 2018 with more to come! I write ménage and paranormal.

FIND LUNA HERE: Avid Author Page: https://www.avid-publishing.com/luna-black Website: https://luna-black.weebly.com Blog: https://luna-black.weebly.com/blog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luna.black.94009

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Cheeky’s Legacy

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BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: September 28, 2018

GENRE: Avid Book, MF Contemporary, Erotic Fantasy, Science Fiction, BDSM Romance.

WORD COUNT: 64,975 words

PAGE COUNT: 256 pages

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Rachael used the avatar, Cheeky, online in the many sex and spanking chat rooms she explored. When the brilliant scientist took ill, she created AI Cheeky to care for Doc and their new age spa set in the wild California coastal mountains, where events that sweep the world in altered consciousness often begins. When the naughty AI computer decides the President needs a good

spanking, trouble grows. First, Cheeky must lure Brandy, that nosy redheaded reporter, to the spa, so she can meet her perfect match in Doc.

With Doc now quite distracted, Cheeky sets out to see how a dose of the strap restores virtue to the delinquent Republic. The spa residents feel her immerging reign of spank power as they bring paddle to bear in curing melancholy, addiction, longing and so many other maladies.

Romance gives way to magic, as the spiritual force of the spa awakens the old gods. Cheeky and her followers set forth to create more perfect unions among men, women and an unsuspecting nation.

BOOK EXCERPT

Brandy thought she looked smart. Pin-striped blue-to-gray formal women’s business outfit, as uniform as any corporate attorney. At 5’1 and 26 years of age she felt any edge by dress an advantage. Hence the heels.

She specifically arranged a rental with voice-controlled internet.

Once clearly free of Monterey airport, she voiced it on. “Tony,” she called.

“Here, Littleone,” came the mercifully prompt response.

“Better get used to calling me Brandy.”

“Yes, Brandy.”

“And you.” She hoped to learn his non-screen name.

Silence.

“Are you there?”

“I’m here, Brandy.”

“Will I see you?”

“It’s not exactly like that,” Tony replied.

“Are you at Spanktown?”

“Best not to call them that, Brandy.”

“Okay, are you there?”

Pause. “Yes, but you won’t see me.”

“Is there a way I’d know you?”

“I’ll be watching out for you,” was the only reply.

Brandy let it go a minute. “Can you tell them where I am?”

“Yes, Brandy, I’ll let them know. You are about twenty minutes out.”

She paused. “Are they still angry?” She asked.

“A little. Just be yourself, and everything will work out, but probably best not to mention me.”

Brandy drove on in silence. She was long past the blue bay now, well into the rolling hills that gave way to the famed Ventana Wilderness. She came to the staid original gatehouse and was politely waved through. From the first, she knew something was wrong.

“Tony, you told me the place was a dump!”

She waited, clearing the entry, gardened grounds opening before her. Stately old hotel set further back.

“I wrote that!” she hollered. Only then did she see a gathering of people looking at her car, the reception team.

“Well,” Tony’s voice explained, “it is compared to what I hope for it someday.”

“I’m in so much trouble,” Brandy shrieked before composing herself. “Remember, you are an adult,” she recited to herself three times before opening the door.

BUY LINK Avid Shop – https://www.avid-publishing.com/product-page/cheekys-legacy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard David and Teddi Baggins have been married for more than a quarter century. They sailed around the world together, with David lecturing world affairs for Semester at Sea. They have driven their van Silver on countless adventures throughout the Americas. They raised two children together.

David is Professor Emeritus at California State University in Political Science. He is the author of three books in public affairs: Knowledge as Power; Drug Hate and the Corruption of American Justice; and The Question of Privacy in Public Policy.

Teddi is a software engineer who has spent much time with intelligence, artificial and other. They reside in Berkeley, California, where insane is simply ordinary. Their dog Rosie is the inspiration for Kiki, also a corgi. They love to chat about books, travel and life.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Q: What inspired you to start writing?

A – D: Imagination. I just can’t shut it off. Beyond that we have something to say. Life and love can be lived in a higher state of awareness, we are inspired to bring that to our books.

T: Reading to my children, especially Harry Potter. I used different voices for each character, and it was really fun and natural for me. Together with our dear book club we explored many genres of literature. I never really thought of myself as a writer, but the process of writing with David happened organically, and I am tickled to find myself here.

Q: What was your childhood career dream?

A – D: Professor of Political Science, which I am (emeritus). But at some point I found politics deeply dissatisfying. Writing is delightful.

T: To be a well-travelled wife and mother. Our children grew, and I needed another project to fill my time. We bought a van, and increased our wandering in this country and around the world. Somewhere in Canada (there is a lot of Canada) I said to David “Where you really want to be is Spanktown” and we began drafting this novel for our own amusement.

Q: What do you like to do when not writing?

A: Love my wife Teddi, play with our dog Rosie, take our van Silver out on long trips, hike about 2,000 miles a year, enjoy the San Francisco bay area, laugh at Berkeley, laugh at Democrats, groan over Republicans, sail the amazing places, sail around the world teaching for Semester at Sea, eat great, cook, read, listen to music, find hot springs, boat, bike… OMG there is so much to do! Bored is not an issue, unless it’s mandatory by duty. Guard against that!

Q: Which Author(s) inspire you and your writing?

A: Anne Rice, Roger Zelazny, J.R.R. Tolkien,

Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philip Pullman, J.K. Rowling, Mary Shelley, Mary Doria Russell

Q: What is an everyday writing life for you like?

A: A perfect day cuddling in bed an hour, we have already started chatting the book, a conversation that lasts the day long, having coffee in the hot tub, reading the news as she sets breakfast, then settling to write about two hours. First draft is always most fun, that’s when ideas flow and all is possible. Teddi sets up in her day room, me in mine. She begins reading and changing what I wrote. We take a break together and take our corgi for a walk. We talk about many things, but the novel is always delicious to brainstorm about. We may lunch out, Berkeley for all its weirdness is second to none in cuisine diversity. Second writing session, often we do a little dance in celebration of a good twist or amusing prose. Now we are looking for a good end moment for the day’s effort. We make love and center ourselves, chatting many things but always back to the novel, we may go out for theater or music that evening, certainly another walk. Writing adds to all the day’s joys.

Q: What is the hardest part about writing for you?

A: Stopping. I get so lost in the imaginary world it’s hard to get back to what’s called real. Balancing how much we want to move the story against how much we want to reach for consciousness sharing moments with the reader.

Q: Which book was your debut release?

A: Cheeky’s Legacy is David’s fourth book. The other three are academic publications and while we are all too glad to chat about them, probably not of interest to all. Cheeky is the computer that runs a health, love and spanking spa in California. She gets big ideas of what is next, and gives the President the spanking he so richly deserves. It’s a sensuous fun romp. It marks the beginning of a new phase in our life.

Q: Which troupe would you never write?

A – D: Never say never. We are curious where this change in life brings us. Looking forward to new experiences.

T: Our lives are touched by so many. We have friends and family of many races and religions, straight, gay, bi, trans, furry. Vanilla is probably the only troupe too boring to write about.

Q: Tell us about the book published by Avid and your writing process for it.

A: Teddi and I have spent much time in the hot spring communities of California. These are interesting alternative life places with people who deeply believe that they can change the world with meditation, or psychedelics, or massage or something. We based our spa on spankings, which add so much depth to relationships. From there the characters each had their say. At the heart of writing is getting the characters to the point where they speak for themselves. Then you sit back and let them perform. When they get stuck, writer returns to set up the next vignette, waiting again for the characters to seize control. Never tell us they aren’t real, we hear them all the time.

Q: Which character was the hardest for you to write in the book published by Avid.

A – T: Brandy. We really didn’t focus on the romance between Nick and Brandy until late in the process. She was the important social media communication to let the world know about Center.

D: Lilly. She is the softest and most vulnerable character. She is the sensitive who most genuinely feels the dormant magic and opens the door to wonder.

FIND DAVID & TEDDI HERE: Avid Author Page: https://www.avid-publishing.com/dtbaggins Email: Cheekys_corner@yahoo.com Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/cheekys_corner

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Pride

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BELONG (PRIDE18) BY WHITNEY CANNON & L.B LA VIGNE (MM)

BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2018

GENRE: Avid Book, Alternative M/M, LGBT, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance

WORD COUNT: 20,000 words

PAGE COUNT: 72 pages

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In the spirit of Pride 2018, we all wish to belong somehow, somewhere. The ultimate satisfaction one could enjoy is belonging and fitting it, knowing one’s place in the big scheme of things. Check out these stories from Whitney Cannon and L.B La Vigne that would blow your mind away.

Vanilla by Whitney Cannon

Wendel has struggled his whole life to fit in. His stutter has always left him with few if any friends; none of them boyfriends. Surviving in a life of solitude, Wendel needs to decide if risking the sanctuary he has created for himself is worth sharing his darkest truths. Can he step out of the shield he hides behind to give someone the chance to accept him for who he really is? Or, will the results of how he’s been treated in the past, keep him from taking a chance on possible acceptance?

Taming The Vampire by L.B La Vigne

When Matt finds a vampire on the beach who’s into rough sex, he can’t help but take him home. They engage in a series of depraved acts, all of which are consensual. But when Matt has to go to a family funeral for a few days, he leaves Chris, his vampire lover, in the hands of someone with sinister motives.

BOOK EXCERPT

VANILLA by WHITNEY CANNON

All of his past experiences made Wendel leery to trust new people. There were very few people in this world who Wendel trusted, one of them being his boss, Julia. She had immediately taken a protective mother-hen stance with Wendel and was there for him if he ever had a situation at work that he couldn’t handle. Letting someone new see his struggles, faults, and vulnerabilities was a terrifying prospect. Not to mention the tsunami someone would have to be willing to endure just to be in a relationship with him.

Wendel remembered the smile and earnest expression on David’s face, though, and the way he was almost hesitant to approach Wendel. He had said he’d seen Wendel around for months. That must have meant David had noticed him some time ago. David hadn’t even twitched at Wendel’s stutter. He just seemed happy to be there and almost relieved that Wendel agreed to accept his phone number.

Wendel fingered the slip of paper, stared at it, and tapped it several times on the table. He picked up his phone and sighed, then pulled up a new text and entered a simple message:

>It’s Wendel. We met at the airport. When and where did you want to meet up?

TAMING THE VAMPIRE by L.B LA VIGNE

He plopped down near a large boulder so he could lay back on it. He could hear the ocean and caught a glimpse of waves occasionally as the clouds moved overhead. He let his head loll forward, and the salty breeze coming off the water felt good and kept him awake.

He wasn’t sure how long he’d sat there, but he knew that at some point, he spilled his beer. “Oh fuck,” he whispered, righting it. Then he took a sip.

A noise drew his attention, though he didn’t even look over at it. Behind him was a sparsely forested area made of thin trees that loomed ominously in the dark. Matt had grown tired and was quickly headed towards a nap when he heard something sniffing and moving closer. The wind didn’t pierce past him so pointedly suddenly, so he turned to look just as a cloud moved overhead to reveal moonlight on the beach.

Something had come towards him and didn’t stop. It was hunched over, though on two legs like a human, but it had made a growling sound. “Oh shit,” he remembered slurring, still holding his half-empty beer, though his grip on it tightened. “Are you a zombie or something?” he asked as it got closer. Matt could see it, he, was naked. The stranger knelt down, eyes glowing a threatening red and its expression looking angry and hungry. “No fucking way.”

BUY LINK Avid Shop – https://www.avid-publishing.com/product-page/pride18-belong Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HLWJRPL/ Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/891740 Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/pride18-belong Barnes and Nobles – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pride18-whitney-cannon/1129430858?ean=2940155790099

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

WHITNEY CANNON

Whitney Cannon is a wife and stay-at-home mother of three. She has recently gone back to school to pursue her desire to write and although this is her first publication, she is hard at work on completing her first full-length novel, which is expected to see publication before the end of 2018. She is an avid reader and supporter of m/m fiction and has found her passion exploring all the genre has to offer.

L.B LA VIGNE

L.B. La Vigne works as a librarian by day, and a smut writer by night. La Vigne lives in San Diego, California and enjoys baking on the weekend, camping, and reading MM romance.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

L.B LA VIGNE

Q: What inspired you to start writing?

A: I’ve been writing my entire adult life, though it started when I was twelve and writing fanfiction with my friends. Over the years I lost interest, but after college I finally had time to start writing again. Two years ago I decided to try getting some of my writing published, and my writing career has been moving forward ever since.

Q: What do you like to do when not writing?

A: I’m a librarian by day, so it goes without saying that I love to read. I’m also an avid weekend baker and camper, and spend lots of time playing with my macaw.

Q: Which Author(s) inspire you and your writing?

A: Delilah S. Dawson, author of the Phasma novel and Kill the Farm Boy, has recently been a huge inspiration to me to keep writing even as I continue on as an indie author, and with a small publishing company. Poppy Z. Brite, author of Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, originally inspired me to write the genre that I want to write, no matter what people say.

Q: What is an everyday writing life for you like?

A: I hit my word count goal every single day! Just kidding, even though I’d love nothing more than to curl up on the chair in my writing corner and engage in my favorite past time. On an average day, I can be found doing a little bit of writing as well as posting on social media, talking with other authors, and researching the indie author and niche author communities.

Q: What is the hardest part about w

A: Editing is perhaps the hardest, and least fun part of writing. Although much of what I write is erotica, the saying still stands that “you are your worst critic.” No matter if it’s a naughty scene or plot building, I always dread the editing process even though I know it’s a necessary evil.

Q: How do you come up with the titles of your book?

A: The titles of each of my novels are unique. While I write erotic romance, a lot of my stories have personal anecdotes and struggles that I’ve gone through which I write in to a characters’ life. With the Weight of Stillness, I was trying to convey the heaviness that comes with living a quiet life and how addicting being alone can be, much like how the protagonist Caleb feels. With Blue, I was obsessed with one single song and played it on repeat while pouring my heart out in to Reid’s past. Lastly, with Taming the Vampire, it’s one of the most self-explanatory titles I’ve ever come up with. Straightforward titles are great, because they tell the reader exactly what to expect in very few words.

Q: Which character was the hardest for you to write in the book published by Avid.

A: The list of characters in Taming the Vampire is very small, though I would have to say the hardest to write was Chris. He’s the vampire in the story, and non-verbal. As somebody who can only communicate with a variety of clicking and hissing noises, it was not only a difficult line to walk in regards to sentient monsters who can’t speak, but also in conveying how he felt towards Matt, his human boyfriend.

FIND WHITNEY CANNON HERE: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitneycannonauthor

FIND L.B LA VIGNE HERE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLBLaVigne/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/LBLaVigne Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/authorlblavigne/ Tumblr: http://www.lblavigne.tumblr.com/

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Soldiers And Secrets

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BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2018

GENRE: Avid book, Alternative (F/F, LGBT), Sic-Fi, Military, Action Adventure.

WORD COUNT: 66,857 words

PAGE COUNT: 285 pages

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Captain Damascus just wanted a quiet beer. If she hadn’t chosen that bar, then the lower-rank would not have picked a fight with her. The captain would not have been demoted to second lieutenant. There would not have been the pain and shame she had never known.

Re-assignment –

Captain Anthony. Tough, but fair. Her new commanding officer.

A new friend.

A new love –

Angela White.

Corporal. Same platoon.

Eyebrows raised.

The mission – missing scientists. Expedition destroyed – one survivor.

A survivor with a strange ability.

A false-flag officer, sent in to kill in order to preserve a secret, and willing to do so without a second thought, without hesitation.

With a former lover on the loose, an armed to the teeth and psychopathic, out to destroy her world forever one, could she save her friends?

With her friends dying around her, maybe a better question was could she save herself?

BOOK EXCERPT

“I received a call saying there was trouble here. What is going

on?”

“I have just assaulted this soldier. You can arrest me, now.”

“No, it’s all right…”

“What?” The commander tilted his head to the right, frowning.

“I have just assaulted this soldier. Arrest me.”

“You want me to arrest you?”

“If you allow me to walk free, I shall kick this soldier so damned hard, he will not wake up for a week. Maybe longer.”

“That does it. You, Captain…”

“Damascus.”

“Captain Damascus, you are under arrest for assault. Get in the car.”

“You will not need the binders. I am not going to do anything stupid.”

“Anything else stupid.”

“As I said, anything stupid.”

Damascus dipped her head slightly as she got into the car. When the door closed and they were just about to move off, she turned, looked at the soldier on the ground and smiled. The soldier didn’t.

“They are ready for you, now.”

Damascus rose from the seat, waited until the squad formed around her, and watched as the commander tapped on the door, and swung it open. As they entered, they spread out, leaving Damascus at the mercy of the two men behind the big table. Her blank expression gave no hint of what she was feeling inside. Which was fortunate.

She swallowed the lump which had appeared in her throat.

“Captain Damascus, we have heard and read depositions from yourself and the other soldier involved in this, as well as numerous others from witnesses. Before we pronounce judgement, do you have anything else to add to this?”

Damascus sighed. “I don’t believe I have anything else to add at this point. If I say any more, I run the risk of repeating myself, and that will help neither you nor me.”

“Very well.” The figure glanced at the other, nodded. “Such an act of violence by a commissioned officer is not acceptable, and is generally punishable by expulsion. However, from your testimony and those of others, there are enough extenuating circumstances to avoid that measure. Nevertheless, this cannot be allowed to pass without some kind of visible punishment, simply to act as a deterrent towards others. Due to this, and this only, it has been decided to reduce you two ranks. You will be second lieutenant, transferring to a company in Portsmouth. We can offer you two weeks of extraordinary leave, which will be in addition to your current entitlement. Do you wish for us to make your travel arrangements, or can you make your own?”

“I have my own transport.”

“Very well. Do you have anything else to say?”

“No.”

“Very well. In conclusion, all we can add is that this action was not taken lightly. You were provoked, but you gave the other party the opportunity to…”

“Sir?”

“Yes?”

“Is it necessary to say this?”

“No. I don’t really think it is.”

“Then, may I leave?”

“Yes.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

E. Jon Gant was born in 1960 into a large family with too many branches to count. He started writing stories at an early age, handing them to older sisters to read, though he claims to have no actual memory of this. Married Heather, his rock, in 1988, and their son Joshua was born a few years later. Moved to Spain for a few years, where the first draft of the book which was to become “Soldiers and Secrets” was completed. Returned to England, and has been living in a South Coast town since then, where he continues to write. Cites Dean Koontz as his writing hero, and is a big fan of science fiction films in general. As well as writing, E. Jon Gant is a volunteer, playing classical music at a local hospital radio station.

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Thumbwars

Thumbwars E-book Cover

 

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2018

GENRE: Avid Book, Contemporary MF, New/Young Adult, Urban Fiction

WORD COUNT: 66,480 words

PAGE COUNT: 242 pages

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Thumbwars is a fictional story about Richard, a young American adult who, believing himself responsible for his brother’s shooting, flees to Ghana, his parents’ native African country. Before leaving home, Richard ends his relationship with his girlfriend, Sheila.

Through the interplay of dreams and flashbacks, he confronts not only his problematic family dynamics, but also a life-altering romantic liaison with his white female English teacher.

Believing himself to be James Dean, Richard finds false comfort in a fleeting view of himself. He, in turn, projects an image of his English teacher upon Sheila, preventing him from “seeing” and loving her. In Africa, Richard abandons the mythical perceptions he holds of both himself and Sheila. Empowered with both a new conception of his self-image and his own definition of love, Richard returns home with the hope he and Sheila will be able to reconcile their differences.

BOOK EXCERPT

It was my opportunity to say what only one other person in my life had ever told me before. Up until that point, I’d never said them to anyone before. However, before the turn on the dance floor was complete, I self-consciously looked away from Sheila’s eyes towards my feet.

Looking up, I hoped to recover Sheila’s eyes, once more. However, the eyes that now stared back at me belonged to another woman. Sheila had vanished completely, and in her place stood Ms. Opal, my high school senior English teacher.

It was the weekend following my high school graduation. Of the many Saturday night graduation parties, I attended Ms. Opal’s.

No longer in the presence of the other students who’d long since gone home, I was under the dimly lit sconces of Ms. Opal’s sitting room. Awkwardly, I moved not to the rhythm of the music but to the stern direction of her voice and the steady grip of her hand as she guided me through my first waltz. As always, the song came to an end and I was left standing alone. The silence frightened me.

Still alone in my apartment, I searched furiously for a new radio station. Beginning to bob my head back and forth, I listened to the inspiring sounds of Desiree as she sang, “You gotta’ be bad. You gotta’ be bold…” This song was so popular it was used as the theme song for a morning talk show.

“You gotta be.” What a strange string of words. The concept of being and existence has been under debate by philosophical pundits throughout the ages. I’d always wanted to believe that I couldn’t want to be; I just was. I could only be myself. How could I say that I’ve gotta be this way or that way if I was already one way?

On the subject of “being,” Sheila had said one thing, and Ms. Opal had said another. The words to the songs on the radio seem to fade as I tried finally to come to terms with what my mother had told me today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Published in the New York Times, Philadelphia-native Sam Nortey, Jr. is the author of Thumbwars, a literary novel of which excerpts have been published in SkyLine Magazine, American Fiction and Hackwriters, an exclusive literary journals/reviews.

Sam is also the co-author of American Showcase published in 2010 in Paris, France. This book has and continues to receive international coverage in the following print and e-publications: LE MONDE MAGAZINE, PHOTO, AZART PHOTO, IMAGES MAGAZINE, Le Chasseur d’Images, Humanistic Report, Parispopcorn, reportages photos, histoires deux vous et moi, Elmer-Photo, l’Echo.be, Pikeo Blog, Suite 101, Culture Zap, Nikon Passion, Ma Belle Photo, Blog de la Photo, Blog Kodak, ActuPhoto.

A Harvard and London School of Economics graduate, Sam worked as an investment banker in New York and London before moving to Paris in 2001 to begin a new life in film and television production. He is currently working on several television and film projects as well as a new novel. An avid writer and storyteller, Sam has always been committed to education. A volunteer professor/professional coach of underprivileged youths in the USA and France, Samuel decided several years ago to leverage his love and passion for education, professional coaching, mentorship, writing, and business expertise by joining one of the world’s top MBA admissions consulting firms in 2012. Sam helped hundreds of successful MBA applicants, predominantly Asian and South East Asian natives, to gain admission via his one-on-one, highly personalized

application review/editing and interview coaching. He honed craft and skills that would later inspire him to found his own admission consultancy in 2014. Today, his college and MBA admission consulting training center proudly boasts a 95% applicant acceptance rate.

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Adventures Of Love (Day 5)

adventure of love

BOOK DETAIL

PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com

RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2018

GENRE: Avid book, Mainstream Poetry Collection, Inspirational

WORD COUNT: 14,000 words

PAGE COUNT: 131 pages

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The poems of this magnificent collection encompass a wide range of subjects: romance, philosophy, religion, metaphysics, and running like a bright thread through the weave of this collection, divine love. The diversity of this collection offers universal appeal, and poetry lovers will be inspired by the tapestry of complex imagery and symbolism. These verses may have the lucid and devotional quality of hymns, yet they deal with a contemporary world in a style that is easily accessible to readers.

BOOK EXCERPT

I dream she is like a wave in a lonely stream,

She is my only love living in my dream.

I dream her heart is chained to a tree,

Her leaves are fallen, but her heart is blown to me.

I dream she is drifting away in the sea,

But I see her coming back to me.

I dream she is a rainbow sitting on the clouds,

Her impeccable beauty makes me proud.

I dream she is the treasure of my life,

A stunning beauty that makes her my wife.

I have a dream she has grown to reach the skies,

I have a dream our immortal love will never die.

Her kisses are an ice-cold wind in the stormy night,

She stole my soul into her eyes glass for me to delight.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gideon Sampson Cecil was born on the 9th of May 1968 in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts Degree from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida and a degree in journalism. He is a college lecturer and freelance journalist. He has over 300 poems, articles, stories and essays published from 1993 to 2017. He is the author of the romantic collection of poetry, The Revelation of Love, published by Outskirts Press and recently republished by Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC.

His poetry was published in POUi X by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, The Muse Literary Journal India, The Harbinger Literary Journal USA, The Chachalaca Review England, Forward Journal London, Thirty West Publishing House, The Blue Nib Literary Magazine, The Commonwealth Foundation and Alien Buddha Press. He continues to write poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and articles for various journals and newspapers at home and abroad. His recent collection of poems: ‘‘Psalms of a Romantic Poet’’ Published by Alien Buddha Press was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Award in Canada. He has so far published seven books of poetry and prose. He was recently appointed to be a senior judge in the Queen’s Commonwealth essay awards in London.

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