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Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
~Joel Benton

 

May everyone have a safe Hallows Eve.

Make it Mondays

ImageImageLately, most of my posts have been in support of authors or book reviews.  I have so been ignoring my happy hooker side.  Now before you let your mind go wandering off in that direction…here are some of my favorite projects I have made.  Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a cute cupcake/cradle purse I made for my niece.  I came out much cuter than I thought it would.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is my version of Stewart the Lion.  I call him Alfred.  It was a pattern test.  I had so much fun making him.  He is the size of a two year old!  I have another version of him in my WIP pile.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an adorable set I made for a co-worker’s granddaughter.  The blanket is my favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few of the many projects I have done.  I have almost as many WIPs as I do books on my TBR list.  Please share some of your projects.  I would love to see them.  Have a superbulous week!

 

 

 

 

 

A Fast Paced Love Story

Title: Reconnected

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Author: Bethany Daniel

Series: Connected #1

Published: May 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance/NA

Blurb:

4 years ago Kate Parker was Katy Warren, wife to Hollywood’s newest star, Liam Warren. She thought everything would stay the same even when they were moved into an L.A mansion, but she was wrong, Liam changed.One night after a particularly crazy party, she threatens to leave if things don’t change, but Liam doesn’t believe her until she’s gone. Katy leaves Liam and Hollywood behind but doesn’t ever officially end their marriage.

And now, Katy is just Kate and she’s living in college dorms with her best friend Krista working towards her psychology degree. As far as she’s concerned Liam is out of sight and out of mind, that is until he shows up on campus getting a tour from the Dean because he’s there filming his latest movie.

Sparks fly, both good and bad, and Katy has to step back and decide if she can handle Liam and his world again, and more importantly, if she can trust him with her heart again.

 
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ImageTitle: Disconnected

Author: Bethany Daniel

Series: Connected #2

Published: August 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance/NA

This is the retelling of Reconnected from Liam’s POV.

It CAN be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading Reconnected too to fully understand all characters/story.

Blurb:

Four years ago Liam Warren was on top of the world. He was a newlywed, he was discovered by Excite Entertainment and finally got to leave that small Nevada town with his new wife and high school sweet heart Katy. But when they moved to L.A, Liam got too caught up in the life. Parties, drinks, girls. All of that at the tip of his fingers and it clouded his mind, his marriage no longer was his priority and he slowly pushed Katy away.

One night, Katy comes home to their home filled with half clothed women and Hollywood’s elite and she tells Liam she is leaving if things don’t get better. He’s so wrapped up in it that he doesn’t believe her, at least not until the next morning when he comes home from filming and finds a note that tears him apart and begins his journey of finding her, and growing up.

Katy and Liam never officially divorce, and 4 years later a movie brings him to Georgia, where a tour on a college campus brings him face to face with Katy again, along with her boyfriend.

Four years apart has changed a lot of things for the both of them, but when it comes down to it, that connection is still there and Liam sets out to show Katy that their love is worth fighting for.

COMING SOON: Interconnected Hearts, Krista and Scott’s spin-off book
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Author Bio: Bethany Daniel lives in Texas with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys reading, photography and of course, writing. When she’s not doing that she spends a lot of time chasing her 3 and 4 year old!
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Bethany Daniel- Author of Reconnected and Disconnected

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Today I am excited to bring you not one, but two exciting cover reveals from the fabulous R.K. Ryals. So, hold on to your seats and enjoy the view!
Cursed and
Possessed Double Cover Reveal and Giveaway!
Cursed (The Thorne Trilogy Book I)
by R.K.
Ryals
Cover by
Eden Crane Designs
 
 
Synopsis:
A grimoire. A witch. A Demon.Ellie Elizabeth Jacobs, often known as Monroe due to her fascination with
vintage attire and old movies, is an 18 year-old witch and a darned good one!
But there is also something very wrong with her. Demonic energy makes her
powers stronger, she has the ability to ward off Demons, and Lucifer wants her.Sometimes being bad is better. Or at least that’s how Luther “Thorne”
Craig feels. The hybrid Demon son of the cursed Cain and the Demon Lilith,
Luther is reluctantly sent to New Orleans, Louisiana by his brother, the hybrid
Demon ruler of the Outer Levels of Hell, to protect Monroe from Lucifer’s
searching Hellhounds.But what happens when things go wrong?In this riveting spin off from R.K. Ryals’ Redemption series, Monroe is faced
with an old grimoire, an ancient curse, and a journey to discover a family
secret that may surprise them all.
Excerpt:
“Can I see that?” NeeCee asked suddenly, and I looked up
to find her standing over me, her hand outstretched, her gaze on the grimoire.
I narrowed my eyes.
“Why?”
NeeCee sighed. “I
think I know something that may help you.”
I felt myself start to
panic and tamped it down. The only thing worse than dust (I’m a slight neat
freak) was Bernice’s gift for inadvertently abusing magic.
“I don’t know— “
“Oh for God’s
sake!” NeeCee said irritably before snatching the book out of my hand.
I tried grabbing for
it and failed.
“NeeCee …”
I warned.
She ignored me,
dancing around different glass displays, her eyes on the book. She was
naturally clumsy, but inside a store she’d practically been born into, she had
the grace of a gazelle. It worked against me.
She paused abruptly,
twisting so that her stomach was against a display of dried herbs, her index
finger moving down a page. The display between us was too thick for me to see the
parchment clearly, and I started edging toward her, my heart beating fast.
“NeeCee …” I warned again, my teeth
gritted.
She grinned. “Look! It’s a reversal spell. This
could help, you know. And it’s simple.”
She lifted a candle from a cabinet behind her and lit
it. It was black.
Crap!
I blew the wick out.
“No!” I cried. “There is no way in hell
I am letting you perform anything on me. Understand?”
Bernice frowned, her forehead creased. “You really
have that little confidence in me?”
I could hear the hurt in her voice, and I felt a pang
of sympathy. Truly I did, but I wasn’t about to let it affect my judgment.
“I have plenty of
confidence in you, NeeCee, but these are old spells. They are unpredictable. Extremelyunpredictable.”
Bernice lit the candle
again and moved it behind her, her finger trailing the page. She turned, facing
me.
“Quae mea tua sunt, tua mea sunt quid . . .” she
proceeded stubbornly, her chin raised, her eyes large and confident behind her
spectacles.
The words were Latin.
I recognized them instantly and cringed, jumping onto the display case, my blue
dress riding all the way up to my hip. At this point, I didn’t give a flip if a
customer came in right now and got an eye full of my black low-rise panties. I
just wanted the dead blasted grimoire.
“NeeCee, no!” I shouted, just as the black
candle behind her exploded, ebony wax falling onto the wooden surface around
it.
I covered my face, but
even though the blast sounded loud inside the store, there was no collateral
damage. The only outwardly disturbing sign was a small, perfect wax circle made
of six black spots on the worn wood around the scarlet glass candleholder. I
winced. Bernice froze.
“NeeCee,” I whispered.
“Yeah?” she muttered.
I stared at the ruined
workstation as the grimoire fell to the floor at Bernice’s feet. “That
wasn’t a reversal spell.”
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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cursed-rk-ryals/1114796493?ean=2940044354906

 
 
Possessed (The Thorne Trilogy Book II)
by R.K.
Ryals
Cover by
Eden Crane Designs

Expected Release – November, 2013

 
Synopsis:
Calling a Demon forth wasn’t the wisest thing the
Ayer’s witches have ever done.  For
centuries, the Ayers have been slaves of the Demon Lilith, one Ayers witch
destined to do her will while another was sacrificed to the Hunters. But Monroe
Jacobs has changed the rules …
A witch from the Ayers’ line, Monroe’s powers have always been
connected to Demons and now she knows why. Once a slave to Lilith, she has
thrown off her blood ties to the Demon queen by calling on her son, the
hybrid-Demon, Luther. Now Monroe must discover what it means to be a witch
while fighting off demonic possession.
For Luther “Thorne” Craig, his attraction to the witch, Monroe,
isn’t just a complication, it’s a distraction. He’s always been happy with his
life, serving the denizens of Hell while living flamboyantly, but now he’s
declared war on his mother and Lilith won’t rest until she sees him dead.
Armed with her own book of shadows, Monroe is dragged into a civil
war between mother and son while Luther fights his demonic need to truly
possess her.
 
 
Excerpt:
“You should cast spells skyclad,” he murmured.
A flush worked its way
up my neck, the image of me unclothed inside a circle stark in my head. I’d
never done a spell skyclad. Even my initiation had been done fully clothed.
I glared at him.
“You’re right. You are a monster.”
He chuckled. “Be
bad for me, witch. You might find you like it.”
Add Possessed to your TBR list on
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18715280-possessed
 
 
About The
Author:
R. K. Ryals
is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can
get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three
daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn’t live
without.
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Book Title: Revealing Kia

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Series: The Lost Girl Series, book #2

Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing

Release date: Nov 2013

Genre: Young Adult contemporary, coming of age romance

Warnings: Language and sexual content

Formats: eBook & Paperback

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SYNOPSIS

The events of Claudia’s party were nothing more than a distant memory as far as Kia was concerned. She was ready to resume her life as though that night had never happened. But it’s a slippery slope keeping a secret and Kia’s about to learn just how hard when she’s faced with the truth and the consequences of her decision.

Adam Chaves was no stranger to girls wanting him. He was no stranger to breaking hearts, although never intentionally. What he didn’t understand was how Kia could undress him, touch him, burn him with her eyes and still keep him at arm’s length when it was evident how much it cost her. But what Kia didn’t realize was that he had never given up on anything in his life and he wasn’t about to start now. He would have his girl even if it meant he had to kidnap her to do it.

AUTHOR BIO:

Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her husband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she’s not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.

Airicka is the creator of THE TOUCH SAGA, THE SONS OF JUDGMENT SAGA, THE LOST GIRL SERIES, and GAMES OF FIRE. Her standalone novel, BETRAYING INNOCENCE will be published Oct 2013 and the conclusion of Finding Kia, book 2 of The Lost Girl Series, REVEALING KIA, will be out Nov 2013. She also has plans to release a Sci-Fi horror/romance, WHEN NIGHT FALLS, Dec 2013.

Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out Dec 2013 in SNOWED IN, An Anthology and CAPTURE ME, Morgana’s debut novel will be released Fall 2014.

For more about Airicka, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/

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Straight to Hell

Title: Straight to Hell12582471

Author: Michelle Scott

Series: Lilith Straight #1

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal

Publisher: Carina

 

 

Synopsis:

The moment Lilith Straight dies, the Devil appears to claim her soul and cash in on a family curse. Now, Lilith has no choice but to work for him. The job is bad, the boss is worse and she can’t imagine how she’ll explain her new reincarnation to her eight-year-old daughter. But then an arrogant, yet oh so yummy, incubus shows up…and hell heats up just a little more.

 

Thoughts:

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.  

I enjoyed the story and felt bad for Lilith.  She really couldn’t catch a break.  She was constantly battling her demons, literally and figuratively. Ms Scott really made you feel for Lilith.  I would have liked to have seen her conversation with Pa Ingalls a little earlier in the story.  I think it would have made her struggle with her decisions a little more understandable.  I would have also liked to know a little more about the characters that were the driving force behind what made Lilith Lilith. Perhaps things will develop a little more in Straight to Heaven.