Monday, July 21, 2014

Life With Baby Doll: Layers of Commitment

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Next month, on August 25th, will mark twenty-three years of being in love. Even though Baby Doll and I didn’t formally commit until the following spring,1992, I’ve always considered us partners since the first day he walked into my life.
Together, we have created a life and a history spanning more than two decades.  Baby Doll and I have climbed many mountains and walked through countless fires.  Faith, hope, and love remain strong principles in our relationship.  Of course, we’ve had disagreements along the way.  The sweetest moments have come in realizing that sometimes love isn’t a smooth journey, but a rocky expedition where the concept of  “I” becomes “we.”
Rocky isn’t always bad.  I enjoy adventure.  However, a path can quickly change from adventurous to rugged.  This past week, was an example of that.  Thus, prompting a message that I left on Baby Doll’s Facebook Timeline on Thursday night:
“Today, as I held you in my arms I was reminded of the many layers of our commitment. A top/bottom dynamic is more than sexuality, it is what you sought from me today. I wanted to take your pain, absorb it into my soul, and return a solution eliciting your sweet smile. When you told me you loved me dearly my heart filled with the same love, purpose, and tender dominance that gave me answers many years ago. I love you, Baby Doll.”
On Monday, we received a call from John’s rheumatology office.  The doctor finally received another series of X-rays ordered by his GP a few months ago. She believes he has a herniated disk in his lower back, maybe requiring surgery in the future.
My appointment with the plastic surgeon, on Tuesday to discuss top surgery, went as a expected.  Since there are no FTM top surgeons in Arkansas (nearest is in Texas, best in Florida) my options are limited.  He believes he can persuade my insurance to pay, based only on medical reasons. I may not get exactly what I want, but at least I won’t have to bind anymore, and will have a relatively flat chest.  Since I am not one hundred percent recovered from the hysterectomy, I am looking at possibly scheduling top surgery for this coming February.  While the office visit with the plastic surgeon went as expected, it heightened my gender dysphoria.
The final situation, prompting my message of love to my partner, was the result of a delay in John’s new film project, Hades Road Series.  One of the actors had to back out due to his father’s fears of living in a anti-gay red state.
Not only had my statement of love seen us through a difficult week, but I felt our dynamic continuing to play in another incident last night.  Baby Doll and I were shopping, and met a woman, accompanied by two men, on an aisle.  They began to make comments about us, John’s flamboyance, and how the state didn’t need anymore, “fa***ts.” 
Normally, I am a fairly non-confrontational gentleman.  Readers know that I do not address hate comments and e-mails.  I’d already received an e-mail from a reader this week stating:  “Andrew having your breasts cut off will not make you a man you will just be a woman with no breasts.”  Still yet, I did take a stand against the three individuals who decided to promote hate.  
I calmly turned around, and crossed my arms, staring at the loudest man. I spoke the following words:
“You should be glad that I am a gentleman, because someone else might not have been.  The hate that you speak not only hurts others, but it could have the potential to get you hurt in the process. I suspect that your opinions are from learned behavior, not from actual contact with gay men like us.  I hope you have learned something today.”
After we finished shopping, I loaded our bags into our SUV, and noticed Baby Doll staring at me.
“I like it when you take control of situations,”  John said.

“I know.  I’ve been doing it for a long time,”  I replied.
John was leaning against the vehicle, as I pressed my body against his.  I gently pinned his arms with my hands against the metal.  I kissed him in the parking lot, reminding him once more of the many layers of commitment.
The Life With Baby Doll series is a free weekly MM romance read on this Website that shares my relationship with John Jericho.
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HEALING HER RACY DOCTORS - Racy Nights 15


I'm so pleased to announce a new release!! HEALING HER RACY DOCTORS is book 15 in my Racy Nights series!!

You can read more about the Racy Nights series on my WEBSITE, but for now, here is a brief overview for old and new Racy Nights fans alike...

Welcome to Racy Indiana, population 10,467 (give or take a few) and founded in 1898. Located in northwest Indiana, a branch of the Iroquois River runs through the town, and miles of wind turbines dot the landscape.

On Riverfront Drive you’ll find the Racy Animal Clinic, owned and operated by sexy vet Dustin Alexander, and where Annalise Kerr brought in her cat Shadow for a checkup. While backing out of the parking space after Dustin asked her out, she nearly collided with the unmarked police cruiser driven by Detective Chad Bristol.

Also now located on Riverfront Drive is Luke's Bar. It was in the original location on Market Street where gorgeous Luke Rodriguez spent most of his time, until he met Alexa Monahan, that is. Alexa moved to Racy from Manhattan, where she worked in a sex shop with Racy native Kari Tye.

If you walk along Riverfront toward downtown Racy, you’ll come to Market Street, the heart of Racy’s historic district. The buildings here were all original, and the business owners lovingly maintained them. They're nearly restored now after an EF3 tornado destroyed most of them last May.

Kari had been gone for fifteen years, but last October she returned. She and Alexa opened Tye Me Up just before Christmas, Racy’s first and only sex shop, out on Lawnview Drive.

Noah Wells, a research and development specialist at Notus Power, the company that owns and operates the wind turbines just outside of Racy, helped keep Kari safe from trouble that followed her home. And what he couldn't accomplish, sexy Adison Kincaid, head of security at Notus, certainly did.

As for Alexa, she not only has Luke looking after her, but also heroic Chase Taylor, the Racy Building Commissioner. He’s the reason Kari and Alexa were able to open their shop in the once-beautiful century home that had been scheduled for demolition. Now restored to its former majesty, the upstairs of the house is living quarters for Alexa and her Doms, while the shop is on the main floor.

Lawnview Drive is now the site of multiple homes being built to resemble Tye Me Up. They'll each contain an upscale shop to make this area of Racy the hottest new shopping district.

Around the corner from Market Street is Main Street, where you’ll find the courthouse and City Hall. J Lo lookalike Marisol Santiago is a court reporter who got more than she bargained for when she became accidentally involved again with old boyfriend Rafe Rodriguez, and Ellis McCree, the city building inspector, at the same time. Rafe is Luke’s older brother, and Ellis is cousin to Maddox McCree, who owns and operates the local BDSM club out of his mansion on Birch Lane.

Maddox’s mysterious and slightly shady past was the subject of much speculation among Racy’s residents, until psychologist Julie Carruthers attended a surprise birthday party for Alexa at Maddox’s club and chipped a hole in the armor surrounding Maddox.

Things really got interesting inside City Hall. Former mayor Bernie Crumb was indicted on charges of murder, among other things, and sexy Dom Zach Kincaid is now Racy's mayor. Former IT department head Gina Santori keeps Zach on his toes, and she keeps detective Harrison Kelly happy as well, serving as a sub to both men. She also is part of Giolanna Design Solutions, the company she, Annalise, and Olivia Kelly started last summer.

If you circle around Main Street over to Ash Lane and head for the river, you’ll eventually wind up back on Riverfront, where The Fit Bod, Racy’s gym, stands in stark contrast to the quaint old buildings in and around that area. It’s a bold, modern design that hunky Evan Rydell designed and co-owns with Thayer Denning. Evan and Thayer don’t mind sharing sub Cherilyn Barker, who now works alongside them.

And Olivia Kelly, Harrison’s sister and Cherilyn’s friend, had plenty to do outside being part of Giolanna Design Solutions once she met Racy Fire Chief Cameron Sinclair and Racy Fire Inspector Storm Jamison. Talk about things heating up!

So come on in and take a stroll through Racy with its spunky heroines and drop-dead gorgeous heroes. This is small town America, and Racy residents gossip as much as anyone, but when the crap hits the fan, they’re there for each other. From ex-Doms and serial killers, to ex-wives and AWOL soldiers, and all the way to tornadoes and arsonists, Racy has its share of trouble, but our heroes are on hand to make sure no harm comes to their heroines.

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ER nurse and submissive Loreen Newhouse has admired surgeons and Doms Adam Eastman and Travis Randall from afar for years, but she hasn’t dated since her fiancé was killed four years earlier.

Adam lost his fiancée to a car bomb three years earlier when he and Travis served together in Doctors Without Borders. Travis is afraid to give away his heart after watching the pain that Adam went through.

When a chance encounter leads to Adam and Travis pursuing a Dom/sub relationship with Loreen, all three believe they are on the road to healing. Until an ER victim who too closely resembles Adam’s fiancé is brought in on the anniversary of her death, and Adam bolts without telling Travis or Loreen where he’s gone.

Can Loreen overcome her own past grief and help Adam and Travis heal from their loss, or has she lost them both forever?



Angelic Forecast ~ #307

 
"Plus the slimy creep wimps likely have palatial bunkers. Some are even offworld, right?"

"Offworld, mostly. One reason we're studying access to their minions operating out of those bunkers."

"What about disabling their advanced weaponry," I pause, thinking. "Or, turning it against them?"


Reth's smile slowly spreads, and a wicked gleam enters his eye. "Right. Another plan we're working on. Can I count on you to fly a mission or two?"

I stop my words, thinking about Dhuroth... would I be separated from him more than now? Yet... "Yes," I affirm. My jaw tightens in determination. "You can count on me."

"Good." Reth indulges in more berries, scooping them up and tossing them into his mouth.

I observe his underlying weariness, the toll his life has taken on him. "How easy is it to penetrate Earth's airspace?" I ask, twirling my glass.

"So far, our portal entry on Earth hasn't been compromised. Watch is maintained twenty-four seven," Reth adds, looking me square in the eye. 

Tingles chill me, and I know in that moment, I will be going on mission. "Anything to stop the psychopaths destroying life on Mother Earth." 

TO BE CONTINUED...

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ANGELIC FORECAST ~

This week's theme: The True Past of Humankind Dramatically Reveals Itself

On every front, the real history/herstory of our planet, Earth, and of the sentient races who have inhabited, built megalithic civilizations, and contributed to the genome... is being REVEALED nonstop. This, despite every attempt by the 'nefarious cabal' to control and crush THE TRUTH.

Blurb-snippet: "Are we really aliens? Was there a race of giants that once inhabited the Americas?" ~coasttocoastam.com/show/2014/07/19~

On the truth front, a mammoth-sized month ahead for the human race. As *TRUTHS* long denied to most of us, explode, then expand planet-wide. Now, turnpoint decisions must be made.

For the destiny of each one of us is on the proverbial doorstep. Do we progress and live among the stars? Or do we fall before the mass media lies perpetrated by those who have the most to lose -- those psychopathic puppeteers who are on the ultimate power trip.

On the magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' cast forth their collective and magnificent power to hyper-jump the evolution-revolution of humanity at this critical point in our cosmic timeline. Be aware of your potential as never before, and continue to tap into your own powers. Then take right action.

For, this is how the good among us will rise, and wing above the diabolically orchestrated CHAOS of our times. In truth, our strength is limitless, large as the greater universe. But we must grow into this grand power like children growing into a new set of clothes.

On the personal front, this week, likely there will be spikes of 'up and down'. This means both your emotional state and life events. Prepare to surf these extreme waves.

For the immediate future, it will become crucial to learn how to manage the troughs and the top of the wave. Grab those opportunities that *will* arrive, and hang on during those times of trial and scarcity.

Thus, at this time, all of us of like mind and heart need to come together.

On the paranormal front, TIME slips and slides, the strands and streams weaving together at lightspeed now. This will cause episodes of confusion among the populace, and some zombie-like behavior.

As well, these quick alterations in the time stream will cause the psycho, psychopathic Viper elite to make major mistakes. This will become obvious midweek to anyone *watching* for the signs.

For an understanding of the time dimension, listen to Whitley Strieber interview Starfire Tor. Blurb-snippet: "Toward the end of the program, Whitley Strieber springs a new timeslip on her. Something that he has possessed for years has suddenly and inexplicably changed. How? Is it because he has moved between timelines? If so, why does this happen? ~unknowncountry.com/dreamland/latest~

On the land changes front, BOOM-SUPER BOOM-MEGA BOOM ... Earthquakes quicken, more volcanoes awaken worldwide and erupt on the sea floor. Superstorms strike one after another, strafe shorelines, and dump rivers of water causing floods. In other areas, wildfires rage out of control while the drought deepens. Mudslides, sinkholes, and in the coming months, there are likely to be mega windstorms.

In the meantime, land rises forming new islands. Within the center of the Earth herself shifts in energy are occurring, which, in part, are responsible for weakening the magnetic field.

However, the real danger: the weather and earthquake wars being waged between high-level factions of the dark-side controllers. Some of this will be mitigated by the Benevolents who are on the side of humanity.

On the AWAKENING front, now in the human consciousness, oppression goes the way of the dinosaur. While this will not be universal, a tipping point is about to be reached. This means less and less of us will tolerate being suppressed-oppressed by the dark-side powers that be. 

For, within the sacred landscape of the soul, the desire to live free, to determine our own lives, becomes a greater part of WHO we are. Freedom beckons us, a shining beacon leading to a bold and beautiful future.


THIS FORECAST IS CONTINUED AT *TITLE MAGIC* ~titlemagic.blogspot.com~

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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Warning!!! The global elite [New World Order] does not want *you* to read this book. See ~ Powerful Dreams at my Kougar Kisses blog.

WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS

~~~ Where angels fear to tread, 2012 Earth ~~~

World weary and worn out, the incarnated angel, Sedona, who believes she is merely human, has three choices after her old van breaks down.

Let the Nazerazzi squad of the North American Union capture her and force her into a FEMA concentration camp.

Walk out into the Arizona night desert, let the wildlife have a good meal with the hope her death will be quick.

Or does she dare trust the mysterious stranger suddenly before her?

Handsome as sin and all in black, he emerges out of the darkness.

Sedona wonders if the stranger on a superspeed motorcycle is her savior from the brutal endtimes.

Or, is he a roving cult member of the New World Order, hunting his next blood sacrifice?

***

It’s only a few days before Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012 ~ The end of the Mayan Calendar.

Sent from heaven to help Sedona save humanity, Zerr Dann knows the Divine is playing its last card on Earth.

He also knows Sedona is about to find out Christmas miracles still exist.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday's Words for July 16, 2014

This past Monday was our 42nd wedding anniversary.

When we got married on July 14th, 1972 I was one week shy of my 18th birthday, and my husband was a much older man of 19. I don’t think many of our family members or our friends believed our marriage would last. I do know that a few of those who were the most critical of our chances of staying together, themselves married at more “socially acceptable ages”. They all have had at least one divorce.

We often are asked what the secret is to staying married. The answer is both simple and complex. If you want to stay married—then you stay married.

We have no illusions, either of us, about the state of Holy Matrimony. It’s not sunshine, lollypops and rainbows all the time. It is damn hard work, and sometimes living peaceably is not easy. If asked, we will both tell you that neither one of us has ever seriously considered divorce. Murder, on the other hand...

We do have a list of things we have learned both to do, and not to do.

We don’t live in each other’s pockets. We each allow the other to have personal interests, opinions, and a life. We don’t tell each other what to do, as we are each of us adults, capable of making our own decisions about things. On the other hand, we don’t either of us make major decisions without discussing it with the other first.

Do you know what else we don’t do? We don’t expect each other to assume responsibility for our own individual happiness. It is not my husband’s job to make me happy—that is something I must accomplish for myself. It’s not my job to make him happy, either. However, it is my job to be there for him, to be his main supporter, the one person he can count on to have his back. He can and should expect that I will listen to his problems, and give him the best advice I can, if he asks for it.

We both understand the concept of compromise. Neither one of us always gets our own way. Sometimes one will seem to bow to the other’s wishes more often – for a short period of time. And then the trend reverses.

Love changes over time. It doesn’t stay the new, thrilling, exciting emotion it was at the beginning of a relationship. It grows to include children and grandchildren. It weathers the trials and tribulations of living, and of coping with disappointment and heartache, tragedy and loss.

 Love endures even as it evolves, and remains steadfast even in the quiet times.

This year, we did nothing special to celebrate the day. My beloved went to work, and I stayed home and worked. I made him his favorite dinner, and we exchanged small gifts. We sat side by side for a time in the evening, relaxing in our new power love seat, and read. We do this often – or are side by side at our computers. We don’t talk a lot some nights. We don’t have to.

Just as I always do most of the cooking and the cleaning, in the evening, if I need a cup of coffee or some water, he gets it for me. If I need my feet rubbed, he rubs them for me. Sometimes I’ve been too busy with this career of mine to have made the bed that day. On those occasions, he makes it for us.

My husband could probably give you a long list of things that I have done to tick him off. Believe it or not, I could do the same. But we will also tell you that there is one thing we’ve both done that’s right, and returns to the original question of how we’ve stay married so long.

We haven’t quit—not the marriage and not each other.

Love,
Morgan
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Angelic Forecast ~ #306


"Sad but true," Reth nods. "We're in deep doo-doo, as they crudely say." He helps himself to more berries, neatly tossing them into his mouth.

I observe him from beneath my lashes, and sip on my replenished glass of juice. Reth is mulling over what he wants to say next. I wait impatiently, but I wait.

"Squads are being formed," he begins, then hesitates. "Squads to remove the Vipers' head."


I take a few moments before responding. "Gee," I snark, "where do I join up?"

Reth cracks a slow smile, and leans forward. "I have a team in the making. The real problem is selecting targets."

"Which head of the Viper psychopaths would cause the most damage to their operations... is that the problem?"

"Only one part of the problem." Reth eyes me intently, with a seriousness I feel down to my toes. "At this point eliminating their key minions could be more effective. That is part of our ongoing analysis."

"Plus the slimy creep wimps likely have palatial bunkers. Some are even offworld, right?"

"Offworld, mostly. One reason we're studying access to their minions operating out of those bunkers."

"What about disabling their advanced weaponry," I pause, thinking. "Or, turning it against them?"

TO BE CONTINUED...
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ANGELIC FORECAST ~ 


The Rise of the Artist Within Us All... now comes an ever-spinning starburst of creativity.

Tune in to tune out. That is, resonate with these Aquarian Age vibes to overcome the soul-killing messages that now pervade society.

On the magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' slice and dice their way through a slew of parasitic entities. These inter-dimensional entities were loosed by the Viper magicians upon humankind.

Also, along with the rise of artist soul, paranormal abilities continue to increase. You may notice certain intuitive sensitivities, especially within the next three weeks. For, a wave of cosmic frequencies is resetting, revitalizing the human genome.

On the personal front, likely another contentious week ahead for most of us. Go with the immediate flow, but watch where you step. The waters could far deeper than they first appear. Metaphorically dip a toe in first, and this is especially true when dealing with any controversial issue, or an on-the-edge relationship.

As well, a huge time ahead to improve your current relationships, every type of relationship, from personal to working. However, a distinction must be made. If you're about a closer and more wonderful relationship, you must first determine if the other individual is truly on the same page. Then proceed with emotional caution.

Further, a great week ahead for business opportunities and decisions. Just remember to look before you leap.

On the paranormal front, with the super moon energies intensifying the supernatural realm, watch the explosion and variety of cases that will be reported on alternative media sites. Inter-dimensional phenomena will likely top the list.

At this time, interest in the moon herself will heighten dramatically. So much of the truth has been hidden, that when the real facts emerge, what is called 'future shock' is tidal-wave through the population. However, be advised the gatekeeper lamestream media will either not report the truth -- or will play down anything of real significance.

On the land changes front, from this point forward, Earthquakes and superstorms quicken and strengthen on the planet. As well, the jet stream goes even more wonky. This will cause more catastrophic weather extremes, and more frigid winters in some areas.

Also, of notable concern, the Yellowstone National park area. While the debate continues about the severity of the ongoing land changes, areas of the park are being closed. Bottom line: the super caldera is becoming more active, and 'the area' will become ever more dangerous. Watch the animals.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Yellowstone road melts in 'hot spot' created by supervolcano heat and rising temperatures: Naturally changing thermal features often damage Yellowstone's roads and boardwalks. Steaming potholes in asphalt roads and parking lots..."


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Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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Warning!!! The global elite [New World Order] does not want *you* to read this book. See ~ Powerful Dreams at my Kougar Kisses blog.

WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS

~~~ Where angels fear to tread, 2012 Earth ~~~

World weary and worn out, the incarnated angel, Sedona, who believes she is merely human, has three choices after her old van breaks down.

Let the Nazerazzi squad of the North American Union capture her and force her into a FEMA concentration camp.

Walk out into the Arizona night desert, let the wildlife have a good meal with the hope her death will be quick.

Or does she dare trust the mysterious stranger suddenly before her?

Handsome as sin and all in black, he emerges out of the darkness.

Sedona wonders if the stranger on a superspeed motorcycle is her savior from the brutal endtimes.

Or, is he a roving cult member of the New World Order, hunting his next blood sacrifice?

***

It’s only a few days before Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012 ~ The end of the Mayan Calendar.

Sent from heaven to help Sedona save humanity, Zerr Dann knows the Divine is playing its last card on Earth.

He also knows Sedona is about to find out Christmas miracles still exist.

[Angelic Fantasy Erotic Romance]
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Life With Baby Doll: The Evolution of Tender Dominance

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Baby Doll compliments my tender dominance with a submission that is gentle and sweet.  The top/bottom dynamic we have shared from the beginning of our commitment was a mutual agreement.  The roles evolved and grew, as did our relationship. I’ve always had specific preferences for a partner, with the more flamboyant gay males catching my eye.  John is the epitome of flamboyance.
While I am a dominant man, I don’t force control.  I earn it, through trust and love.  The fact that John allows my leadership in his life is an important responsibility.  I have invested a great deal of time into creating a loving environment for Baby Doll to explore his needs. Dominance is providing strength for another.  Control is a form of giving.
Everyone is vulnerable to something, even men like myself.  I struggle predominately with gender dysphoria, phobias, and severe anxiety / panic disorders. I have many triggers, some known and unknown, that sometimes push my buttons without warning.  This week was an example.  
Knowing when to let another man take care of you is an act of dominance itself.  I have sought comfort and the fulfillment of needs in John’s touch since the age of seventeen.  Baby Doll has rescued me a few times. I believe that a dominant man is the product of his partner, as is the lover who created him.
John says that he created a specific touch for my benefit.  He caresses and applies pressure to the skin above the bridge of my nose, between my eyes, often extending to my forehead.  I first felt the sensation as an eighteen year old man, when anxiety and panic led to insomnia.  Now, it is by my request only.  The positive feelings that his touch creates are likely the result of message techniques and reflexology, both of which I have studied to help John with his chronic health conditions.  Lying in bed on Thursday evening, I requested my partner’s touch.
“You still look like the same eighteen year old man I fell in love with, ”  John whispered, as his fingers caressed my forehead.  

“I’ve put on a few pounds since then,”  I replied, closing my eyes.  

“Take what you need, Andrew.”

“You always tell me that when I’m like this.  I have a habit of taking everything that you offer.”
The last thing I remembered that night was the gentleness in Baby Doll’s hands.  I woke the next morning with his arms around me.  Usually, I’m the one holding him.  I’m not above vulnerability, it just has to be with the right man, John Jericho.  He knows that when I let my guard down, it allows me a better understanding of his emotions.  That builds my dominance. While I often write about the intense and passionate love affair between John and I, intimacy is also shared.  Love is deeper than sexuality.  ManLove has many dynamics, John and I share one depiction.
The Life With Baby Doll series is a free weekly MM romance read on my Website that shares my relationship with John Jericho.
To learn more about John and I visit: Life With Baby Doll.  Due to the increasing popularity of the Life With Baby Doll series, I have created the permanent tab on my Website that contains information concerning our intense and passionate love affair as partners.
I enjoy hearing from all of my readers, and look forward to your e-mails. Remember Love is Love…Period.
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Andrew Jericho is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing  and LGBTQ rights activist.  All of his work can be found at:  Andrew Jericho.  For questions or comments please e-mail him at: authorandrewjericho@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Drag Show on ManLove Authors

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Derek sat quiet and reserved through the show, even when other guests approached the stage to hand Vince money. As Violet emerged, Vince saw desire fill Derek’s eyes. The sexual tension between them mounted. When Violet’s song was coming to an end, he watched as Derek lifted his glass and downed the remainder of the cocktail. Then the handsome gentleman got up and left the room. ~ Teaser from Drag Show
My latest MMM erotic romance short story, Drag Show, has been published at Siren-BookStrand‘s ManLove Authors Website! Read the short story at: Drag Show by Andrew Jericho*Content for mature readers only.*
Be sure to check out inspirational photos for Vince, Derek, and Alec on my Pinterest board, Short Story Character Extras.
If you liked this short story and want to read others by me visit the Free Reads tab on my Website. These shorts were first published by Siren-BookStrand on ManLove Authors.
I enjoy hearing from all of my readers, and look forward to your e-mails. Remember Love is Love…Period.
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Andrew Jericho  is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-Bookstrand Publishing  and LGBTQ rights activist based in Hot Springs, AR.  All of his work can be found at:  Andrew Jericho.  For questions or comments please e-mail him at:  authorandrewjericho@gmail.com.

Team Taste The Rainbow Blog Hop Giveaway

WARNING:  The links contained within this post will take you to sites with content for mature readers only.  However, this post is suitable for a PG audience.


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Welcome!  I am a participant in the Team Taste The Rainbow Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to visit all of the other participants in this hop by visiting the links at the bottom of this post.  The event runs from July 12-18, 2014.  
The blog hop, sponsored by Draven St. James, celebrates the one year anniversary of her joining the LGBTQ author community.  In addition, Draven wants to acknowledge all the love and support she has received from authors and readers.  She has invited others writers and bloggers to share what they have learned from their involvement with the community.  
To celebrate this event, I am sharing a personal message with all of my readers about my own experiences as a ManLove erotic romance author. Also, I am sponsoring an e-book giveaway of my latest release, Something Beautiful. The title, published by Siren-BookStrand, is a MMM erotic romance with content for mature readers only.
akk-somethingbeautiful3To be entered into the drawing e-mail me at: authorandrewjericho@gmail.com. The subject line should read:  Blog Hop Contest. International participants are also welcome to enter. One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM CST. The winner will be notified through e-mail. Also, an announcement will be made on my Website and Social Media platforms.

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My experiences as a ManLove erotic romance author began when I subbed my first manuscript to Siren-BookStrand Publishing during late summer, 2012. I received an acceptance e-mail stating that Ripped would be published in November of the same year. Now, almost two years later, my backlist includes five books, and a sixth is expected to release September, 2014. Also, I’ve had numerous short stories, published as featured free reads, by Siren on their Website, ManLove Authors.
As a long supporter of  the LGBTQ community, I was thrilled to be able to reflect this in the publication of my books and short stories that explore the lives of gay men in real situations of life and love. My writing proves that love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. Readers who are familiar with my work, know that the men I write about, while facing different circumstances, have one commonality. They want to experience the deep soul-affirming emotions that loving another human being provides. While my books contain romance, they also contain sexuality, interwoven into the lives of my characters.  
In the past two years, I’ve not only had the opportunity to work with a great publishing company, but I have met a number of talented authors and dedicated readers.  Many of whom, I not only consider acquaintances, but friends.  These individuals have shared not only in my life, but in my work. Humanizing myself has always been an important part of my social media presence.  I have enjoyed interacting with not only those who enjoy my work, but those who have chastised my writing.  Those people keep life interesting and scandalous.  All authors have received negative reviews.  
I look forward to what my life and career holds as  a ManLove author.  All of it would not have been possible without the support of my family, publisher, and readers.  I have been humbled by the experiences.  The LGBTQ community that I have experienced is one of tremendous love and encouragement to all those who cross their path.  

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday's Words for July 9, 2014

It doesn’t seem that many years ago, that I would plan my weekends, during the growing season, according to what local crops would be available at the market.

Weekends were for canning in the spring and summer, and for freezing produce in the fall.

I worked outside the home, except for when my two youngest were babies—I went back to work after my daughter started school. All through those early years, we did whatever we could do to outside of earning pay checks, to help feed ourselves. We had a massive veggie garden that the neighboring farmer would plow and disc for us every spring.

When the kids were small, my poor husband had a stretch of time when every job he got ended just before the three month mark. In those days, with so many people looking for work, it was common for companies to hire people for the short term—without telling them that, of course. This meant anything we could do to stretch those pay checks, dollars, we did.

 I don’t know if the practice of using newly hired employees as unsuspecting temp staff is still in vogue, or not. But if you hear me grumbling about “big companies” at least now you know where that’s coming from.

Each year while my family was growing, I would make jams—strawberry from end of June to first of July, and from berries we’d pick ourselves because they were always a lot cheaper that way; blueberry from mid July to August; and then finally, also in August, peach.

Also in August would be a good time to go to the farmers market to get small cucumbers to make baby dill pickles, and bread and butter pickles. The larger cucumbers were good for making green pickle relish. Then in late August, early September the preserve and pickle making would give way to produce processing. We’d buy bushels of broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and, of course, sweet corn. I copied my mother’s method, and instead of putting those first four veggies into “meal sized bags” I would spread the pieces out on cookie sheets, set them in the freezer and then as soon as they were frozen, we’d put them in larger storage bags. I would do that with my pork chops, too. It was a savings to buy the very large pack of pork chops. Freezing things that way meant if you needed a couple more or a couple less for any given meal, you were able to take what you needed out of the freezer without wasting anything.

My husband helped me a fair bit for most of these activities, except when it came to the jam. He loved nothing better than fresh warm jam on fresh warm bread. I’ve never made my own bread from scratch nor have I ever had a bread-making machine. But I used to buy the frozen unbaked loaves. That was easy enough. Let them thaw, and rise, and then bake them.

So when it came to the jams, he used to help by eating them.

Of course, that was a few years ago when I was in my 20s and 30s. In slightly under 2 weeks I’m going to be 60, and let me tell you, I don’t have nearly the stamina I used to have. In those younger years, I would make all my own because it was cheaper. These days, when I make my own, it’s for the love of doing it, of remembering those days when it was a way of life, and so that I have fresh jam to give to my loved ones, friends in Texas and family alike.

Last weekend my beloved and our daughter went to the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. I’d given them a list. I knew the strawberries were ready, and I’d heard it was going to be a short season this year so I wanted some of those. And I wondered about the blueberries. I never can keep it straight in my head when they’re ready. So I asked them to let me know what the status of the blueberry season was.

Apparently we are in blueberry season now, because husband and daughter came back with more than six quarts of them.

Yes, I spent a good deal of Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning making jam. I still get a sense of pride when I look at all those finished jars—10 one cup jars of strawberry jam and 14 one cup and 2 two cup jars of the blueberry.

But like I said, I’m nearly 60 and that shows. I am almost, but not quite, recovered from the experience.

 Love,
Morgan
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Angelic Forecast ~ #305


Reth nods, his expression solemn, deep. "The shining prize in the universe. Originally. And attacked from every angle by those who believe they will be replaced... eventually."

I sigh and swipe my hand through my hair. "The grand universe experiment is about to fail... if..." Scenes flash before my mind's eye, interrupting my despair.

"What is it?" Reth encourages moments later.

"The careful infusion of genetics from many races to see if the soul could hold such a being... in the flesh. It worked... but..."


"But," Reth prompts, his gaze intense.

"The genetics are being hijacked. You know, the abductions by Grays. Worse, humankind is being destroyed by those who are, let's say, outclassed. Or, in fear of being replaced. Ultimately, this isn't necessary. Compassion, caring was bred into us." I sigh deeply. "That doesn't matter, though. Survival has become the ruling force in this sector of the galaxy."

"Sad but true," Reth nods. "We're in deep doo-doo, as they crudely say." He helps himself to more berries, neatly tossing them into his mouth.

I observe him from beneath my lashes, and sip on my replenished glass of juice. Reth is mulling over what he wants to say next. I wait impatiently, but I wait.

"Squads are being formed," he begins, then hesitates. "Squads to remove the Vipers' head."

TO BE CONTINUED...

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ANGELIC FORECAST ~

The Superstorm Winds of Change Are Upon Us ... the transition into the Aquarian Age becomes ever more intense.

From a previous forecast: "That is, the 'rule of law' cannot and will not be re-established. It is gone with the superstorm winds of these times.

The coming times are about 'being your own boss' while 'working alongside' each other for the GOOD of All."  

On the AWAKENING front, a paradigm shattering week ahead for many  as they AWAKEN and arrive at new, ah-ha 'realizations'. What seemed like the wildest sci fi and/or dystopian scenarios to them will now become all too believable. Because it unfolds before their very eyes.

At this point in the timeline, old belief systems shatter like plate glass windows attacked by raging, non-stop tornados. Mentally, many will now be severely challenged by their AWAKENINGS. Offer a helping hand, a listening ear whenever you are able.

On the magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' roam far and wide seeking ALL those who are ready to elevate and escalate their magickal powers. For, the time has come.

Now humankind must step up into their supernatural powers. We must mightily swing our lightblades of 'truth', our emerging super awareness. Out of this, the enshrouding darkness cast by the Viper magicians, is dispelled. And ultimately defeated.

On the personal front, contentious, rambunctious, acting up and acting out... this week could be interesting from that standpoint. This will be due to the massive influx of new cosmic energies, plus the super rapid changes occurring all around us.

However, on the opposite end, passivity or resignation could set in for some. To stay on a more even keel, look to the immediate and mundane -- the stuff that must get done everyday. This one step at a time will get you through and on to better and bigger things.

This is also a week where financial concerns 'could' develop from several different directions, including a bank failure. Think your way through the situation, then take quick action.

On the paranormal front, the demonic side of the supernatural realm is being shoved in our faces at this point in time -- through both big-media entertainment and the usual paranormal information venues. Beware of this dark-side push to place humanity in a deeper state of fear. As a countermeasure, laugh at whatever strikes your funny bone.

As well, the UFO phenomena continues to go into hyperdrive. Keep an eye out for your own sightings this week. Further, that tricky topic: UFO disclosure, is being unofficially 'leaked out' by the Media Industrial Complex.  For, this is a multi-pronged attack on the human psyche, and preparation for the arrival of the so-called 'alien gods'.

On the land changes front, the monstrous, collapsing sinkhole in Louisiana worsens significantly, and 'could' cause even more emergency evacuations. As well, a major destructive tsunami 'could' happen with the next three months. In the meantime, the bigger, badder earthquakes continue worldwide.

This week... HEADLINE: CALIFORNIA UNDERGOING MASSIVE SWARMS OF EARTHQUAKES -

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Very strong’ quake hits New Mexico border — Seismic data spikes at WIPP nuke site — Emergency declared at nearest nuclear plant —'Larger magnitude event could still occur'"

HEADLINE: "Big earthquakes double in 2014, but scientists say they're not linked"

From a prior forecast: "supercharged weather and land-change events, some catastrophic, are in the near future. For, the Earth is energetically accelerating toward reinventing herself.

Also, the Sun, the Great Lion Star, is altering the solar system. The cosmic time is here. Prepare for massive changes on the planet down the road."


THIS FORECAST IS CONTINUED AT *TITLE MAGIC* ~titlemagic.blogspot.com~

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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Warning!!! The global elite [New World Order] does not want *you* to read this book. See ~ Powerful Dreams at my Kougar Kisses blog.

WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS

~~~ Where angels fear to tread, 2012 Earth ~~~

World weary and worn out, the incarnated angel, Sedona, who believes she is merely human, has three choices after her old van breaks down.

Let the Nazerazzi squad of the North American Union capture her and force her into a FEMA concentration camp.

Walk out into the Arizona night desert, let the wildlife have a good meal with the hope her death will be quick.

Or does she dare trust the mysterious stranger suddenly before her?

Handsome as sin and all in black, he emerges out of the darkness.

Sedona wonders if the stranger on a superspeed motorcycle is her savior from the brutal endtimes.

Or, is he a roving cult member of the New World Order, hunting his next blood sacrifice?

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It’s only a few days before Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012 ~ The end of the Mayan Calendar.

Sent from heaven to help Sedona save humanity, Zerr Dann knows the Divine is playing its last card on Earth.

He also knows Sedona is about to find out Christmas miracles still exist.

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