On the Edge of Spring Paranormal-Scope

Beware the bunnies and don’t trip on the eggs. Spring can be hazardous.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

The week for:

Aries:
Pixies run amok in the spring getting a lot of half projects done. Focus is needed to take the next step. Finish those projects.

Taurus:
Elves take time for self-reflection. Enjoy life more by taking time to get to know you. Put the past behind you and look forward.

Gemini:
Gnomes like hobbies. Indulge in a hobby. Find a club to learn more about it and meet new people.

Cancer:
Vampires are great dressers. Time to examine your wardrobe. Get rid of the worn or not fashionable and add some standout items.

Leo:
Faeries cherish their elders. Spend time with someone you look up. Brighten someone else’s life with your smile!

Virgo:
When werewolves are at a crossroads, they send out scouting parties to bring back reports. Investigate before making life changing decisions.

Libra:
Goblins do more than count money. They know when to save. Take a hint!

Scorpio:
Shapeshifters are very health conscious. It’s time to evaluate. Is your exercise working for you? Always confer with your doctor.

Sagittarius:
Mermaids are very creative. They are known for the amazing castles they leave on the sand. Explore your creative side. Make it fun.

Capricorn:
Orcs stumble around making a mess because they are rough and tumble and don’t explain things well. Take special care with your words at work. Try not to incite any orcs.

Aquarius:
Werebunnies are everywhere. The good news is that they can be bribed with smiles and carrots. Smile a lot this week and eat healthy.

Pisces:
Griffons are all about respect. You have earned the respect of someone whose opinion matters to you! YAY, YOU!  It’s your week to shine.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love , Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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That Time I Dressed Up As Princess Leia… By Ripley Proserpina

That Time I Dressed Up as  Princess Leia because My BF Loved Star Wars…

… Not really. But what do you think of grand gestures? Jealousy-inducing? Creepy? Naive? One of my favorite things about fiction is the way a grand gesture always works out. The boy standing in the dark, holding the boombox (remember those?) over his head outside the girl’s window, wins her back. Generally, the grand gesture is so heartfelt, so genuine, it doesn’t come across as stalkerish. Stubborn, yes. Illegal? No.

In Finding Valor, my recently released book, one character, Matisse, goes for broke with his grand gesture after a huge foot-in-mouth instance.

Here’s his moment.

“Cher, forgive me.” Matisse clung to a thick tree limb sticking out over the lawn. He was close enough Nora could see his expression but far enough away he wouldn’t be able to come into her room.

“I do. Now get down from there!” Worriedly, she calculated the fall from their height. “You’ll kill yourself! Ryan!” 

“What?” He stuck his head out. “Son of a bitch. Really, Tisse?” 

“Shut up, Valore. Nora. It doesn’t matter what happens to me if you don’t forgive me. I can’t live with you being angry with me.” 

“Are you serious right now?” Her voice came out shrill. “You’re being crazy!” 

“Nora.” Reaching behind him, he pulled out his phone and, one-handed, thumbed across the screen. His face was bathed in blue light, but all she saw was how he wobbled from side to side and held himself on the branch with one hand. 

“Matisse, I swear to God…” 

“I found this song.” Something in French played from his phone. “It made me think of you.” 

“Matisse,” Ryan groaned. 

“I said, shut up. Listen to the words, Nora.”

Dropping her head to the frame, her forehead pounded against the wood. All she could hear was her blood whooshing in her ears. Fear for Matisse overshadowing everything else. 

“Apollo!” Pushing away from the window, Ryan left the room. “Get the ladder!” he yelled when he got to the hall. 

“Matisse…” Raising her head, she pinned him with her eyes. “What are you doing?” 

Moonlight struck his face; his pale skin was white and his dark eyes black. His lips trembled, and she saw how his hand shook. This wasn’t some adolescent gesture he believed he had to make in order to impress her. His upset was real. 

So real, he’d decided the only way to make her listen was to climb the tree outside her window. 

Finding Valor is available for purchase.

https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Valor-Searchers-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01NBMAABW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490458680&sr=8-1&keywords=finding+valor

Share your favorite grand gestures— real and fictional! ~ Ripley

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My Sexy Saturday Love Who Makes My Heart Hop: The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais by Susan Hanniford Crowley

I like to participate in the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop. This week we are all talking about that sexy love that really gets the heart pounding, the guy who turns your head when he walks in the room and everyone else seems to disappear.
I considered the charms of all my heroes and their charms are many, but I narrowed this down to King Max or his son David. In many of my books, David Hilliard is a secondary or support character. He’s always there to be supportive, encouraging, or adding fun. In The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, he’s the hero and one hell of a man. You’ll see!

Love doesn’t always come easy, even when you find that one person who has your heart. When Laura meets a unicorn, she is offered the chance to become mortal again. David tells her the truth how unicorns hate vampires but they do have the power to make them mortal again. Then he releases her to make up her own mind. Because he loves her.

The scene with the unicorn is unique, and you’ll have to read the book to see what happens. It’s not what you would expect. This event is early in their relationship. I’ll give you a glimpse into the choice Laura made that is only a beginning to their larger love story, when she returns to David and asks him to dance.

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His lips brushed hers. “I ache for you.”

The warmth glowed between them, increasing with each fervent touch. An electric current drew them together, and the fire eternal they created as their bodies rubbed against each other, teased, tantalized, and blazed white hot. It was a long while before he noticed that she had something in her hand.

“What’s that?”

“Thomas tried to force me to choose a mortal life. I found him unworthy.” She tossed the unicorn’s horn on the floor.

David smiled and kissed her hand. They twirled around to the music inside them. The storm outside sang. Laura never knew the beauty of the gale until that moment, as it whistled and howled around their sanctuary from the living. David led her into bed. Like children they laughed and pulled the blanket up over their heads.

“I knew you would remember that I love you.”

“You are my shining light in the storm,” she whispered in his ear.

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If you can’t wait to find out what happens next, The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais is available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print

To participate in the rest of the blog hop, scroll down to the link past the books. Enjoy!

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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Release Week Recovery by Stacy Hoff

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Whew! I’ve had so much going on. This past Wednesday (3/22/17) was release day for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS, book 1 of my BUILDING LOVE series. I’m been doing enough promo to turn me into a babbling, drooling, fool. It’ll be good for me to get back to writing. Finally!

But before I get back into the writing grind, maybe I’ll bask in the moment a little longer. It’s not everyday I have a novel born. BETTING LOVE IN VEGAS is my fifth release, but no less special than my first.

Still, there is no rest for the weary/crazy/excited. I’ve got two more books underway. Book 2 of my series is already written and awaiting editing from my publisher. It will be released this October. Book 3 is underway (although I’ve got a lot more to write.)

Like I said, whew!

celebrate

Release week is a giddy adventure. A little intimidating, too. I think a few days of sitting back and resting up might be in order.

What do you do to enjoy, and unwind?

Book blurb for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s not for sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.

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Never Enough Time

As we know it, time is finite. Yet many of us live life as if it is infinite-preoccupied mainly with the things that appear to be important but maybe aren’t as important as we make them out to be.

Why do we do this? We all have our reasons, but even more, it in our nature to live for today. History gives us so many examples of this as we revisit where we’ve come from and our focus on survival. Our prehistoric ancestors probably didn’t sit around discussing their retirement. Over time, we become more advanced as a society, leading to longer life expectancies and less of a need to think simply about today. Hence the ease of thinking time just goes on.

This past week, family came to visit and while time dragged on, it also flew by too fast. I returned to work after a few days and found myself exhausted and at a loss to understand where time to catch up and time to make progress went. In a way it seemed as if the world around me sped up as I stayed on pause. I might have gone on thinking this if those around me weren’t spinning as much as I.

There is never enough time and there will never be enough time for most of us. My one piece of advice I will give and aim to follow, is to make time for who and what counts.

Happy writing this week!

 

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They’re Here! :D by Mandy Rosko

So my two boxes of books came in. One of them was just under 30 pounds, which was crazy, but they are here and I am loving them.

 

I’m also learning that the ribbon I bought to wrap them won’t be enough to make nice little bows on as many books as I thought. About four books can be tied with each spool of ribbon, which sucks a little since the Valentine’s ribbon is pretty and has sparkly hearts, and I think it would really fit with my first Patron Book. Romance and all 😉

 

I was thinking I was going to have pictures, but I can’t seem to get the picture off my iPad right now 😡 I might have to post it next week, or see if I can find a work around somewhere

 

But either way! The good news is the print books for Bad Boy Bear 3 in 1 are finally here 😀 They’re the uncorrected proofs, and I need to print off some stickers for them, but I’m stoked to have them here 😀

I did have the original 5 proof copies that came in a while ago, and while it’s not as impressive as seeing 51 copies in a great big box, here they are with some of the ribbon I’ll be using 😀

 

As of right now I’m working on the next set of novellas for The Wild Wolf’s Wife. The first volume came out yesterday, and I’m super happy with it. Two more and I’ll be doing this again with another print book 😀

Having a nice collection of these on my shelf after a couple of months is going to be amazing, and I can hardly wait for it to get to that point

 

Cheers,

 

Mandy Rosko

 

Want to check out Bad Boy Bear, The Wild Wolf’s Wife, and other goodies and rewards? Check out Patreon.com/MandyRosko and become a Patron for $1, and you’ll get all the brand new novellas I put out early for Patrons every single month 😉

 

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The Dead Musicians Paranormal-Scope

May their music be resplendent in heaven! I remember BB King. I was at one of his concerts and he said, “It’s my birthday, so I’m going to keep on playing.” What an amazing concert. Now Chuck Berry has gone to join the band.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

The week for:

Aries:
Elvis sang about the child. It’s time to look at life with childlike wonder and enjoy your world more.

Taurus:
Chuck Berry’s songs are food for thought. Don’t believe everything you hear. Trust those that are closest to you.

Gemini:
David Bowie was “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” He was looking for something. So are you. It’s time to focus and realize your dream.

Cancer:
Do you remember when Michael Jackson sang “Man in the Mirror?” You have the power to make a big change in your life. Get organized and do it.

Leo:
John Lennon wrote a song called “Stand by Me.” When you go through a tough time, you will be surprised how many will stand by you.

Virgo:
Leonard Cohen wrote “Hallelujah,” and others wrote different lyrics to fit their lives. It’s time to write your own tune, your own words. You are in charge of your life.

Libra:
Frank Sinatra sang a song “The Best is Yet to Come.” This is true for you. You have some happy times coming your way.

Scorpio:
“U Got the Look” was sung by Prince. You really do have the look. Perhaps add a bit of splash to your wardrobe, but dress up more and really shine.

Sagittarius:
Debbie Reynold’s sang “You Are My Lucky Star” with Gene Kelly. You are entering a lucky time for you. Enjoy it.

Capricorn:
Natalie Cole sang “Route 66.” Travel may be in the stars for you. Pack now and make sure your passport is up-to-date.

Aquarius:
“Our Day Will Come” sang by Amy Winehouse is about having something special come your way. Your day will come.

Pisces:
Selena sang “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Someone new is coming into your life. Be prepared.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love , Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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