Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday's Words for October 1, 2014

I hope I don’t offend anyone with the following essay. For the most part, I am addressing only certain people out there. The rest of you, please just bear with me.

Authors don’t make a lot of money. Some of us make a living, and are lucky and grateful to do so. But most of the authors who write and publish e-books are ordinary people, really. We’re not rich.

Do you know how it is I make my money? It’s not a mystery—it’s actually quite simple. People buy my books. The more people who pay to download my novels, the more money I get.

Yes, that’s right. People buy my books, with real money. Oh, yeah, I know they’re only e-books. Heck, an e-book can be stored on your pc, or on your iPhone, on your tablet or your e-reader.

And hey, if they’re on your pc, then you can copy and paste, right? Or upload to a file sharing group or site, or create a file sharing group or site yourself, using FaceBook or Dropbox, or any number of nifty tech sights, right?

Wrong. Oh, so very wrong! In fact it’s more than wrong it is actually criminal. The sharing of an e-book is theft. Authors say so; publishers say so; and considering the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that was approved by Congress and the Senate and signed into law by the President of the United States in 1998, the authorities say so. It is as much an act of theft, when you download a “free” copy of my book from one of those sites, as it would be if you opened my purse and took my wallet.

What I am having difficulty understanding is this: why do otherwise law-abiding people think it’s ok to steal an author’s intellectual property? Why do you think it’s acceptable to get free copies of books from these “sharing sites”, instead of paying for them?

I understand that these books cost money, and maybe you don’t have a lot of that, either. But that doesn’t make stealing them, right.

There are a lot of women who write romance, and erotic romance. Some of these women are single moms. Some are single women, with no one else to help support them. When you steal books from an author, you’re taking the milk away that her child needs. She can’t buy that new pair of sneakers to replace the worn out ones because you and your friends saw fit to read her books for free rather than paying for them.

You wouldn’t (I hope) steal candy from a baby—so don’t steal her groceries, either.

Maybe you don’t care. You want the books, you can’t afford them, so you take the books. Are you going to go to your local mall, next, and help yourself, without paying, to whatever is on display that you want? Why not? You’re already a thief. You already stole books. Why not steal makeup, or a sweater, jewelry, or a couple of CDs? Just tell the security guards when they apprehend you that, hey, “I wanted the necklace, I can’t afford it, so I just took it.” See how far that gets you, cupcake.

Ah, you say. You wouldn’t do that! That’s against the law!

Yes, it is. And so, too, is either downloading free e-books from a sharing site, or uploading them to a sharing site. It doesn’t matter that you upload the book you paid for so that others may enjoy it free. You are still breaking the law, and beggaring authors.

Please, stop. And if you didn’t know this was illegal, well, now you do. So I’ll say to you agiain, please, stop. And tell your friends to stop, too.

Love,
Morgan
http://www.morganashbury.com
http://www.bookstrand.com/morgan-ashbury

Monday, September 29, 2014

Angelic Forecast ~ #317


We stop moving and I hear a great whir of sound, as if we're entering a chamber. My gaze is glued on the monitor, and I observe what looks like towering temple pillars that are spaced a good distance apart.

Everything stops. The pearly haze clears away. From within my jet I stare at a grouping of women and men, who are bronze-skinned with various shades of henna-colored hair. All of them smile a welcome.

The men are far larger in size than the women. Beautifully dressed in Atlantean-Egyptian clothing, they wait patiently for me to emerge.


I expel my held breath, then touch open my jet's canopy. Dhuroth, my beloved Lion Man, has not mentioned this particular group of subterranean people.

"It's okay," I automatically say when my jet buzzes a growl of warning. I give her a pat, then swivel to face the stationary group of Cleopatra types. "Hi... hello... greetings." I smile. "I hope you speak English."

"We speak Martian," one of the lovely small women says.

So, they know. "Hello," I say in Martian. "I am Sh’raka, mate of Dhuroth... originally from Earth."

"Yes," one of the men steps forward. "We know who you are. Your cherub friend, Volcano, spoke to us not a month ago. Earth time."

"Volcano told you I was... yes, he knows these things." My curiosity aroused, I slowly begin to climb out of my jet. "I hope he spoke favorably. Or I'm in a world of hurt," I say in a bantering tone.

"You are welcome here," the woman says, the one who spoke before. "For, we battle the same enemy."

TO BE CONTINUED...
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ANGELIC FORECAST ~

A Confluence of Cosmic Dynamics Spins the World Anew... yet gradually over the long span of the Aquarian Age... however events -- catastrophic and miraculous -- now happen at superspeed.

Buckle up. Strap in. And hold on for the amazing, mega-bumpy ride.

On the AWAKENING front, the time of Super Awareness begins for humankind as a whole. This is what the dark-side controllers fear the most, this AWAKENING to the real power of the people.

For many, an omniscient perspective now emerges ... or seeing both the sky view of a forest while seeing every detail of the trees. This multi-layered presence of mind shows up mostly as 'feelings', as knowledge beyond knowledge. As a KNOWING that simply is.

From a prior forecast: "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 magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' cyclone-whirl dispersing the last dark dregs of the Viper's ancient magick. Out of this, 'clarity' of mind begins to reign as the reality on Earth.

However, as usual, this will be a slow process, and fiercely fought against. For, many have become addicted to their belief systems, as if ingesting a powerful opiate.

Nonetheless, this cosmic time-point compels each one of us to question what we've been taught since birth -- and how we've been indoctrinated by the unrelenting propaganda of the 'dark-side powers that be'.

On the personal front, another merry-go-round week for most of us, as we deal with the 'chaos-quickening' demands of living in this world. At this time, upcoming events on the world stage will likely alter how we make decisions, how we run our lives.

This is a great week to simply enjoy the days of Autumn, while continuing to prepare for the winter months. Also, this is an ideal month to make new contacts and get to know those in your community better.

There is a dual reason for this. One, it will strengthen your community. Two, if there are too many 'bad apples' in your area, you need to know who they are -- and decide if it's worth staying, or moving on. For, time is of the essence.

On the paranormal front, supernatural and paranormal phenomena will leap off the proverbial charts during this *season of bewitchment* ... this unveiling of 'otherworlds' and 'other dimensions'. High-strangeness cryptids could top the list.

On the UFO front a tricky-dicky time of move and counter-move. This involves the New World Order's Project Blue Beam versus the ongoing emergence of the Benevolent ETs themselves.

While the spiritually and tech-advanced Benevolents are step-by-step removing the top-echelon minions of the Viper psychopath elites -- who remain hidden behind the scenes -- simultaneously the dark-side controllers are ruthlessly battling back with their own fleet of alien-looking UFOs.

Now these trends hit hyperdrive: from a previous forecast: "BIGFOOT rules, and the rise of Mars Awareness continues. Meanwhile, UFOs crowd the skies, and the alien agenda is sold by the Media Industrial Complex. That is, from a past forecast: "The message: the alien gods are here. Bow down, people of Earth."

On the truth front, The Rapidly Advancing Orwellian World ... black is white, two plus two equals five ... now DOUBLESPEAK instead of TRUTH becomes the dark-side establishment's favorite psychological weapon to kkeep control, and seize total control.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Truth in Media: Feds Say Cannabis Is Not Medicine While Holding The Patent on Cannabis as Medicine"  ~benswann.com/truth-in-media-feds-says-cannabis-is-not-medicine-while-holding-the-patent-on-cannabis-as-medicine~

On the land changes front, this past forecast only gets bigger and badder: "CHANGE is the watchword. Now more Volcanoes awaken, and larger eruptions occur.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "We thought we all were going to die': Walkers stranded at the top of a Japanese volcano forced to run for their lives as rocks and ash streamed down the side of the mountain" ~dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2771782/Seven-people-unconscious-eight-seriously-injured-Japanese-volcano-threatens-blow-top.html

HEADLINE: "Alert! Mt Ontake volcano erupts in Japan spewing 3km ash column--HUGE ERUPTION!" 

Yellowstone Super Volcano Magnitude 3.1 and Another Quake NOT Reported Lava on the Move (Video) CONTRIBUTOR: Due Diligence. Sept 25 2014 More deception and lava on the move folks.  ~beforeitsnews.com~ 

Forecast from September 14, 2014: "this week, volcanoes are likely to rule, and Yellowstone National Park will become more magma-dangerous. However, flooding will continue to take center stage in many regions of the planet. Killer temperatures are also on the near horizon for some parts of the world.

Meanwhile, earthquakes, and quake swarms, escalate in number and  intensity worldwide. Also, America's Midwest region will likely shake, rattle, and roll during the next three months."  

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Over 600 Earthquakes Struck California in the Past 24 Hours – Oh – and There’s a Volcano, Too (video) ~ CONTRIBUTOR: The Daily Sheeple. Because sometimes raging wildfires followed by flash floods just aren’t enough for one state… Mammoth Mountain is a lava dome complex in the southwestern corner of the caldera..."

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "A large earthquake swarm is currently underway in Long Valley caldera, Mammoth Lake region of California U.S., east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The swarm started on Thursday, September 25, 2014, and it is one of the largest earthquake swarms in this region in the past decade or so." ~thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2014/09/29/large-earthquake-swarm-rattles-long-valley-caldera-california-us~

"As the year 2014 ends, superstorm weather hits more frequently. Remember, dare to prepare. Further, CMEs from the sun lash the Earth's atmosphere, causing significant communication glitches."


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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Life With Baby Doll: After All Forever

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John and I had planned to attend Mya’s Madams Drag Show on Friday evening, but were unable to do so because John’s stepbrother had a heart attack, resulting in emergency surgery. The doctor’s believe he is going to be alright. However, the incident prompted  an intimate late night conversation between my partner and I in a hospital waiting room.
We shared our fears about losing each other, as we talked about life, death, and how everything can change in the blink of an eye.  After twenty-three years, we cannot imagine living our lives without one another.  First we were romantic friends, then passionate lovers.  Now we are two soul mates, who continue to find each other, regardless of the lifetimes.  
I was reminded that evening of two things I had written during the course of the Life With Baby Doll series, and how they applied to my feelings that night.
“John and I met in August of 1991.  The life and love we share has spanned twenty-two years.  A great deal had changed not only in the world around us, but in our own lives.  Together we have climbed many mountains, walked through countless fires, and have seen situations where mercy was only granted to us in the final hours of despair.  Above all we’ve tried to hold onto faith, hope, and love.  I can say without a doubt, that after all these years love remains.”

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“Our history spans not only this life, but others.  My recollections of the lives I have spent with Baby Doll have not come in the form of waking memories, but in bits and pieces of dreams.  John remembers more of our history together.  Perhaps, this is why he has always been the one sent to rescue me.”
Baby Doll, when you asked me Friday evening how you would live without me?  Always remember my answer:  “We will never be over, or finished, because we not only walk beside each other, we are in each other’s hearts.”
The Life With Baby Doll series is a free weekly MM romance read on this Website sharing 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 which 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.
Andrew Signature



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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, September 27, 2014

MM FALL FANTASIES CONTEST


The summer may be over, but the heat is just beginning…

It’s that whimsical time of year again when the days grow shorter, the leaves are turning, and the fires are being lit. So why not make yourself comfy and spend your evenings snuggled up with some of the hottest MM romances around. Fall in love with the sexy men from some of your favorite Manlove writers. Join us daily to catch some amazing interviews, excerpts, teasers, and for your chance to win some MM magic of your own.

The contest runs from October 1st to October 31st. Each day a new author will be showcased, and each day you will have a chance to enter to win our grand prize of a brand new, just released Kindle Fire HD with an eBook loaded on it from every author in our contest. We will also be offering 2nd and 3rd prizes of swag/gift baskets with carefully chosen items from our wonderful authors.

So, come visit every day to discover which new book is being added to the Kindle and leave a comment to enter.

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  • You may enter once per day, but only once per day. Each day the contest runs from 12:01am to 11:59pm. Once that day has ended, no further entries may be added for that day. You must wait for the next day to enter again.
  • To enter every day, you MUST comment every day, on that given day. Any entries added after the 11:59pm cutoff time will not be entered.
  • You MUST leave your email address in your comment or we will have no way to contact you if you win. Any comments left without an email will not be considered.
  • You may only win one prize.
  • Winners will be chosen on November1st and announced on the blog.


 


Coming Out One Year Later as a Gay Transgender Man

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One year ago today my partner, John, and I came out together.  I made the announcement we were both gay, and I was a transgender man.  As a couple, we shared our now twenty-three year love affair with family, friends, and readers.  In addition, we allowed our private relationship  to become part of our public lives.  For those who have not had the opportunity to read my original coming out story, the post can found  at:  Coming Out as a Gay Transgender Man.
I still believe as I approach forty-one,  we have to be true to ourselves and openly live the life we are given.  As a writer and LGBTQ rights activist, I strive to be open and honest with my friends and readers across social media.  I am a direct and straight forward man who believes LGBTQ topics should be openly discussed.  Throughout this year, the words of Kurt Cobain still have had special meaning to me:  “I would rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”
For  over two decades, my partner and I lived in fear.  We both had circumstances where coming out was impossible.  The fact we lived in a conservative part of the South contributed to our decision to remain in the closet.  In addition, we had a young family  which have always come first. John and I love our son and daughter dearly.  They are our biological children, conceived through artificial insemination, and I gave birth to them by C-section.  
Andrew and John Website (225x338)Over the past twelve months, John and I have experienced many changes as a couple.  The first, and most important, was my legal name change to Andrew Kyle Jericho.  I will never forget my partner’s response, on September 5th, after I got off the phone with the circuit clerk’s office.  He put his arms around me and wept.  I am a firm believer that men can cry. While I don’t shed tears very often, I had a few that afternoon. After forty years, I can finally be recognized everywhere by a name that represents my gender identity. Others, outside of those who already called me Andrew, have to now by law. Also, whenever John and I are together in public, we are Andrew and John Jericho.
The name change also meant I was able to update my driver’s license at the DMV.  In Arkansas, residents can choose their gender without a legal gender change.  So, now I have a M on my license.   Elsewhere within the state, and on a federal level, that is not the case.  I quickly found out Social Security would update my name, but in order to change my gender marker I was handed a piece of paper with several requirements.  SSA requires either a passport with the new sex, amended birth certificate with the new gender, court-ordered gender change, or a letter from a doctor stating he believes the person in question is a transgender individual. Right now the most important thing is my name has been changed, and my gender marker is updated on my driver’s license. Soon, I will address changing my gender marker’s elsewhere.
The second change occurred in February.  I had a hysterectomy.  The  surgery was not only medically necessary, but  a procedure I needed to have done in order to feel more comfortable in my own skin. In addition, my reproductive history failed itself from the beginning.  The two children John and I created are true miracles.  I still firmly believe everyone transitions in their own way, and at their own time.  Gender and sexual orientation are not defined by surgeries and / or hormones, or the lack thereof.  Also, it has been almost eight months since the surgery, and there has not been a day gone by where I have not been thankful I made the decision to have it done.  The only good thing the deformed, misplaced organ ever gave me was my children.  The rest of it’s existence in a body it did not belong in was filled with pain.   
The final change is I have been consulting with a plastic surgeon regarding top surgery.  The most recent visit was on September 9th.  We are on the same page in our definitions of “flat.”  He understands I desire a masculine chest.  While he is qualified to perform the procedure, he has not done any top surgeries on transgender men.  However, he believes he can do the surgery, and is going to consult with his colleagues on the matter.  I have another appointment on December 16th to hear his final thoughts.  If everything goes as planned, he would like me to have the surgery at the end of January, instead of early to mid-February.  My insurance prior authorization expires at the end of February, and he feels I need to have the procedure complete and on the road to recovery before that time.  
John and I are excited to live the second half of our lives openly as a gay couple. We are also thankful for the opportunity to share our story.  In addition, we hope our message will help others who might find themselves in similar situations.  I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.  If I have touched the life of just one person, then my efforts have been worthwhile.  I can say from experience it does get better.
I enjoy hearing from all of my readers, and look forward to your e-mails.  Remember Love is Love…Period.

Andrew Signature



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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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday's Words for September 24, 2014

I remember as if it were yesterday, the shock and trauma of going into the “Catheter Lab” at the hospital, to undergo angioplasty, and ending up being rushed in to surgery for a triple by-pass when the intended procedure went south. I awoke in recovery, intubated, and with the dawning realization of what had happened.

I came out of the hospital on Christmas Eve, 2002, with no earthly idea what would happen next. It was a slow and difficult recovery, likely made more so because who I had been—in my own mind—a woman who had always worked, always contributed, no longer existed.

My beloved told me straight off, that I was retired. I even recall how he worded it. He told me that all these years, I not only worked outside the home, but I had borne the burden of dealing with the children and doing nearly all of the housework. “That’s three jobs for more than twenty years which is enough by anyone’s standards.” When I asked him, “I’m only forty-eight. What am I going to do?” he replied as if it was the most logical thing in the world. He said I was going to do what I had always dreamed of doing, and work at being a writer.

Although I made it my goal to do just that, and to become published, I never actually believed it would happen. I knew I would write, and if I had never become published, I would be writing anyway.

Sometimes when I realize the scope of this career I now have, I am overwhelmed. My fortieth book has just been released by my publisher, and my readers number in the thousands. That’s not a boastful statement; it is a statement of awe.

I understand that even though for the first 52 years of my life I was not a published author, I was still a writer. I began writing when I was about 8 or 9, after the death of my father who, I didn’t know at the time, had also been a writer. I’ve often said that being a writer isn’t what I do but who I am. At my core, that is me. It is a definition that can be underlined by the way I view people and events; the way I think about things, which is vastly different than the way my non-writing family thinks and views things.

When you’re a writer at your core, it is to see everyone and everything through a particular prism as a part of the whole, a part that has its own unique story, with patterns and relationships, with hopes and dreams and even tragedies. You see these patterns repeated, time and time again, and are moved to try and communicate them, with the hope of touching people’s hearts.

I don’t mean to make it sound as if I am better than anyone else, because of course I’m not. I’m just me, trundling to the beat of my own obscure drummer. Definitely different, but not better.

Everything I have experienced in my life, for good or ill, has filled my well, the well from which I draw to create my stories. Yes, they are all under the umbrella of romance, and most of them, the smaller umbrella of erotic romance. But they are more than that stark definition, because they are stories about people.

I create fictional characters who deal with real life challenges. My characters aren’t perfect, though they are perfect for each other. But they are flawed, and make mistakes. What sets them apart is that they don’t give up.

Not giving up in life, I have learned through my own unique experiences, is key. And if you don’t give up, then what you end up doing, after you can no longer do what you’ve always done? That, my friends, is when the real adventure and joy of life begins.

Love,
Morgan
http://www.morganashbury.com
http://www.bookstrand.com/morgan-ashbury

Monday, September 22, 2014

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: Waiting To Breathe

WAITING TO BREATHE

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Cecil Montgomery took one look at Manuel Lopez and knew he wanted the handsome marine in his life. Convincing Manny of that might be harder than anything Cecil has ever faced before, especially when fate seems determined to keep them apart.

After one night of passion in the arms of Cecil Montgomery, Manuel Lopez runs in the other direction. Besides the fact that Cecil is so gorgeous he makes Manny ache, the man is rich, and Manny has a deep hatred of anyone with money, a hatred that goes back nearly twenty years.

When confronted by the man that started it all, Manny realizes he might have made a mistake, but by then, it’s too late. Cecil wants nothing to do with him. Worse yet, Cecil’s life is in danger and Manny and his fellow marines might not even be able to save him.

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Angelic Forecast ~ #316


What now? I ask myself as my jet slows but buries herself deeper and deeper.  Automatically, the oxygen unit snaps on.

"Uh oh!" I mutter, watching a beam that has originated from the city. It widens and knifes through the sands toward us.

In moments, the beam latches onto my jet's tail. She begins to roll and fight.

"No," I say sharply. "Let them rescue us."

If it is a rescue? But I don't say that aloud. 


What should I prepare myself for? I silently ask. I take a large breath, and cast my psi mind along the tractor beam.

A man who looks like he stepped out of a Cleopatra movie -- only much more impressive in his physique -- appears before my mind's eye. "Welcome," he says.

Well, that's a damn positive sign, I think. Yet...

We stop moving and I hear a great whir of sound, as if we're entering a chamber. My gaze is glued on the monitor, and I observe what looks like towering temple pillars that are spaced a good distance apart.

Everything stops. The pearly haze clears away. From within my jet I stare at a grouping of women and men, who are bronze-skinned with various shades of henna-colored hair. All of them smile a welcome.

The men are far larger in size than the women. Beautifully dressed in Atlantean-Egyptian clothing, they wait patiently for me to emerge.

TO BE CONTINUED...
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ANGELIC FORECAST ~

The Overthrow of the Global Overlords ... worldwide, the people revolt, wanting freedom from control, from corruption, and enforced poverty. This revolt will occur in great tidal waves, and will likely go tsunami in 2015.

On the AWAKENING front, another critical juncture is occurring for humankind. At this point, there are two cosmic forces in competition. Or, so it will appear.

Those who refuse the heart-opening energies of the Aquarian Age will shrivel inside, and become noticeably mean spirited. Whereas, those who embrace the 'living heart' from the galactic center ... they will expand in their ability to be loving, especially when connecting and bonding with others.

For, the very vibration of Love, in all of its aspects and expression, becomes the living glue that will bind us ALL together. This spiritual connection will guide and serve humanity toward building a paradise world. That is, as opposed to the Borg hive-mind currently being forced on the people by the dark-side controllers.

On the magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' spin and fling forth the magickal power of Autumnal Equinox. With the mighty force of their lightblades, the Mages open portals of GOOD, of abundance, of ways for humankind to harvest these new, beneficent frequencies.

Meanwhile, the Viper magicians cast forth their doom and gloom *the world is about to go kaboom* magick. For, they attempt to shroud the bright promise of the Aquarian Age, to deceive the people into believing in the salvation of money and the material world.

On the personal front, walking a tightrope between two worlds and/or two diverse situations, becomes a reality for many this week. A new sense of how to balance your life could be the solution. Or, you may need to choose a side -- that which serves your highest heart and passions.

However, courage could be called for if you find yourself in a situation between doing the right thing or going along with an immoral situation. More and more, we will all be challenged to stand our ground, to be one of the BRAVE ONES in these tumultuous, challenging times.

On a good note, economic opportunities, although small, will show up. And this is your ticket for a better future.

On the paranormal front, as Earth timelines shift and combine, there will be an increase of odd creatures and beings who 'leak' through the thinning, opening barriers.  Also, there will be mysterious appearances of people, who then simply vanish from view.

Or, you may find yourself in an area you know well, that then has some differences. For example, a different store, another restaurant on the corner. No need to worry. All will resolve itself in a natural way.

On the land changes front, a momentous period of time ahead. Earthquakes jolt and jostle, especially along the ring of fire -- and California is in the crosshairs. Ocean superstorms will increase in size, strength, and destruction. Volcanoes continue to awaken spewing ever more ash into the atmosphere. Fireballs flash and light up the sky more often, and will increase during the year, 2015.

Also, flooding catastrophes become frequent over the next twelve months. This, while dangerous drought conditions spreads in other areas. However, California should see some relief shortly. This 'could' bring about major mudslides, so beware.

As well, firestorms continue to rage over the coming months, most of them due to hidden, unconscionable acts of arson.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Climate Change Forecast to Add Billions to Firefighting Costs ~ The roughly 12,000-acre King fire, which firefighters have battled all week east of Sacramento, is a harbinger of the type of fires to come, according to a recent report from academic and environmental groups. ~accuweather.com~

Further, be careful out there. Don't step in the sinkholes that will be opening. And, prepare for an early winter, which is likely in many areas, especially on the eastern seaboard.


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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?

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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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Life With Baby Doll: Night with a ManLove Author

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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Due to the fact this week's Life With Baby Doll post contains adult language and themes, I am only posting a summary on this blog. The full segment can be viewed in it's entirety on my Website at the following link: Night with a ManLove Author.
I weave bits and pieces of the romance I share with John into my writing. He likes to remind me that I recreate scenes from my books and short stories. 
The Life With Baby Doll series is a free weekly MM romance read on my Website which shares my relationship with John Jericho.
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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE - The Doms of Sybaris Cove 3


I'm so pleased to announce a new release!! FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE is book 3 in my The Doms of Sybaris Cove series!!

You can read more about The Doms of Sybaris Cove on my WEBSITE, but for now, here is a brief overview...

Sybaris...

Founded in 720 BC by Achaean and Troezenian settlers, Sybaris amassed great wealth thanks to its fertile land and busy port. Its inhabitants became famous among the Greeks for their hedonism, feasts, and excesses, to the extent that "sybarite" and "sybaritic" have become bywords for opulent luxury and outrageous pleasure seeking.

The Doms of Sybaris Cove...

In the Gulf of Mexico, southwest of Timbalier Island, is a tropical paradise named Sybaris Cove. The original inhabitants of this island were escaped convicts from various Caribbean islands. They came to the island seeking refuge, but instead found greed and jealousy.

William and Robert Raleigh, brothers who made their fortune running rum and engaging in other illegal activities, hid out on the island in 1945. Taking advantage of the infighting among the natives, they began buying up land and laying down roots, promising the people of the island order and peace.

Instead, they were joined by cousins Agapito and Iago Durante, who were just as corrupt as the Raleigh brothers. The island soon became the private plaything of the Raleighs and Durantes, and the natives their servants. But the natives, who had brought with them a blend of voodoo, Santeria, and dark magic, had their own way of dealing with Robert, William, Agapito, Iago, and their sons.

The sons of both families started a mail order business, making and selling floggers, paddles, and other leather fetish toys. Phoebe's Playthings grew into a multi-million dollar corporation that the Raleigh and Durante ancestors now run from the island.

However, the male ancestors of William, Robert, Agapito, and Iago share more than their thriving business and paradise. If they try to leave the island, they die.

Someone put a curse on them, and no one knows where it originated, or how to break it, but they definitely know it's real...


BLURB for FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE:

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, spanking, flogging, wax play, sex toys, HEA]

Jade Augustine has grown up believing the lies that label her unsuitable for long-time crushes Liam Raleigh and Estevan Durante, even while both men have wanted to pursue a relationship with her. When the three are forced to ride out a hurricane in the safety of Liam’s house, play and sex soon turns to love.

But when the storm clears, reality tears apart their newfound love. Both men find themselves at odds with their own families, and with Jade’s bully of a brother, Santos, a Sybaris Cove police sergeant.

When Santos is trapped inside a storm drain at the ocean’s edge during a rescue attempt, Liam and Estevan join his rescue effort, despite the ancient curse that prevents the male Durantes and Raleighs from trying to leave the island.

Will they lose their own lives to save the man who is hell-bent on keeping them from being with the only woman they’ve ever loved?




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I’ve just issued the latest edition of my newsletter, The G-Spot.

Highlights this issue:

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Love at First Sight: Caught on Camera Available Now

Caught on Camera (MF)



Caught On Camera
Destiny Blaine
Published by Siren-Bookstrand


Love at First Sight, Book One—A series of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT romances, all of which stand alone


Blurb
Bailey Chapman isn’t looking for love but when Nick Palmani shows up at a bonfire and starts pursuing her, she notices. Soon, the two are grinding out their passionate fantasies. Unbeknownst to the couple, the entire episode is caught on camera.

Nick Palmani knows Bailey possesses that special spark, but when he discovers Bailey’s father owns the farm where he’ll soon work, things are complicated. After a night of passion is caught on camera and the entire groping session goes viral, he isn’t too certain of his job security. He’s more concerned about Bailey and how her life will soon spin out of control.
  
Fearing Bailey will do whatever necessary to pacify her family and avoid unattractive labels, Nick whisks her away to an undisclosed location. Soon, secrets are revealed in front of an interested public and Bailey and Nick must decide if they can move forward together or find a way to leave their explosive past behind.


Excerpt:

“Your father seems like a nice fella,” Nick said, never cracking a smile.
“Oh yeah? Wait until you meet my mother. She’s a real gem.”
“And you think I’ll meet her sometime in the next few minutes?”
“Got somewhere you need to be?”
“You might say that.” Nick massaged the back of his neck, acting positively amused.
“You think this is funny?”
“No, Bailey. I don’t. I didn’t drive five hundred miles for the career start I’ve been dreaming of only to have the farmer’s daughter screw me over by luring me to her bed.”
“I don’t want to hear about it,” she said flippantly. “I knew you were a player. If somebody jumped your bones after you and I were through, that’s between the two of you. I don’t want to know anything about it.”
He stared at her blankly.
“And you apparently lost your way more than once if you landed here instead of wherever you’re supposed to be.” She sat on top of her dad’s desk, wishing he’d hurry up. Whatever he was saying to Stacy and her brother must’ve been along the lines of a good old-fashioned sermon. Before long the handkerchief would come out.
“Are you in denial?” Nick rose to his feet and stalked her. “I mean are you so involved in your little fantasies and daydreams that you can’t get a real grip on reality here?”
“I have a fine grip on reality. Thank you very much.” She glanced down at that thick bulge in his jeans and nearly came thinking about how he’d groaned at her ear when she’d wrapped her hand around him the night before. Moistening her lips she stared at his crotch and said, “I’m actually surprised you don’t remember.”
“Oh, I remember all right.” He released a guttural growl and studied her for a long time before he added, “You don’t know.”
“I don’t know what?”
“You don’t have the faintest idea what’s going on here.”
She crossed one leg over the other. “I’m a lot of things. Stupid I’m not. You obviously drove cross country for employment—probably somewhere like over at Melanie Shaffer’s place—and somehow pulled in our driveway by mistake. You’re the one who announced we’d had a thing, a fling. Now, my dad will probably call her dad to warn her that some…some older guy…is coming on to his daughter and Shaffer better lock his up.” She studied her fingernails and that’s when it hit her. “Oh my God. You weren’t talking about Melanie or the Shaffers. Were you?”


Author Bio and Links

Destiny Blaine is one pseudonym for the award-winning international bestseller Susan Smith Alvis. Destiny writes in most subgenres with a mix of intimate pairings. Her upcoming title, Rendition, will be released soon from Siren-Bookstrand.
A career writer for over a decade, Destiny and her husband live in East Tennessee with their four pampered pets. For more information, follow Destiny on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DestinyBlaine or Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DestinyBlaine. Visit her on the web at www.destinyblaine.com