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Thursday Threads: Souls Entwined by Anne B. Cole

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Souls Entwined By Anne B. Cole A Paranormal Romantic Suspense Scheduled to Release April 30, 2014 By Soul Mate Publishing Heat Level: Sweet Romance


Souls Entwined is Anne B. Cole’s debut release, combining sweet romantic suspense, time travel, and paranormal elements in a New Adult novel attractive to a wide range of readers.
In addition to writing, Anne teaches preschool and is raising three very active teenagers with her husband of twenty-two years. Her love for making fresh baked goodies, running, hiking, historical fiction, and her three pet cats continue to be her inspiration while she pens the sequel to Souls Entwined.
Blurb
When a cursed family heirloom sends Gretta Dobbs back in time, a hunky construction worker, Sam Daggett, suddenly finds himself love struck and joins her adventure. Their souls entwine within the bodies of young lovers on a Greek island in 1829, where they begin to unravel the mysteries behind Gretta’s ring all while avoiding a bloodthirsty pirate who is determined …

Thursday Threads: Jesse's Girl by Char Chaffin

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Jesse’s Girl Char Chaffin

Heat Rating:  Sweetly Sensual Genre:  Nostalgia Romance Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Jesses-Girl-Char-Chaffin-ebook/dp/B00JK0DUD0/

Blurb:
In 1965, Tim O’Malley returns to his home town of Skitter Lake, Ohio, to clear his name and get the girl: Dorothy Whitaker, the love of his life since eighth grade. Blamed for a destructive fire he didn’t set, only Tim and Dorothy know the truth; that Jesse Prescott, Tim’s best friend and Dorothy’s boyfriend, did the deed that changed an entire town. But Jesse died in that tragedy and seven years later, Skitter Lake still honors him as a hero, rather than Tim, the boy from the seedy side of town whose father was a drunk . . . and whose quick actions saved six people from perishing in that horrendous fire.
In trying to set the record straight and finally claim Dorothy as his own, Tim—and Dorothy, too—will discover that in some small towns the legend often outweighs the truth . . . and their family and friends will forever see Do…

Modest Proposals?

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I originally posted this here, on the Soul Mate author blog; hence, the call for authorly suggestions. However, I welcome your input, too. 

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Like a lot of people, I’ve spent an approximate total of thirteen months of my life daydreaming about that perfect marriage proposal. Sometimes the fantasy involves firelight and chocolate, while other scenarios feature a stage, hot spotlights, and five hundred people chanting “Say yes, say yes!” Oh, and I’m not gonna lie – there’s been a flash mob or two in there. And maybe Mary Lambert.
However, rereading my novels, I realized my characters aren’t quite so creative when they broach the topic of nuptials. At the end of Hunted Past, my shero tells my hero it’s about time they got hitched. Hunted Dreams ends with my hero gently popping the question after stumbling upon a big ol’ secret. Sweet, but, you know, not that creative. I mean, where are the circus clowns, the fireworks, the dancing chickens? Where’s proof of al…

Five Line Friday: The Tithe, take 2

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These five lines reflect some of the humor of the book rather than the spookier or more philosophical elements. Enjoy!




She licked her lips, hesitated, and then blurted, “So it’s not like we can court or anything.” Blue did not respond for a moment. Finally, he said in his colorless voice, “I’ve never courted, but I don’t think I want to court you.” Oh. Well. Good. It wasn’t as though… “What’s wrong with me?” Josh snapped. “I’m perfectly court-worthy.”

Thursday Threads: Highland Deception by Meggan Connors

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Highland Deception by Meggan Connors
Heat Rating: Sensual Genre: Historical Romance Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3D2JS6/


Blurb:
When Kenneth Mackay, long-banished rogue and thief, returns to the Mackay holding at the request of his brother, he has no idea what he might find. He certainly doesn’t expect to be confronted with his twin’s imminent death, or with the plan his brother has concocted. Ten years before, Malcolm made a tragic mistake, and, to preserve the family name—and his own skin—he allowed Kenneth to take the fall. Now that he is dying without an heir, Malcolm plans to atone for his mistake: by giving Kenneth his life back. All Kenneth has to do is assume his brother’s identity. But complicating matters is the unexpected return of Lady Isobel Mackay, the daughter of an English marquess and the wife Malcolm didn’t want. Isobel barely knows the husband who abandoned her even before their marriage, and she’d long since given up hope on having a real marriage with him. Yet …

Poetry Corner: Hieroglyphs

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Hieroglyphs

There exist many ways to draw a square: five, maybe eighteen sides that twist inside and out, touching, teaching, tasting.
My skin spreads, pages, notebooks, maybe binders of white. Blue currents guide eyes and sticky fingers. Sharp spiky ink, soaking like a hungry, black perfume, negative eruptions from swords seeking to dominate, to colonize.
Go ahead. Bounce on my belly, jump so high the ceiling tangles in your hair while words spew outward, double-jointed and loud.
Whirls, lines, and dots. My hair and eyelashes scroll. Long lists, and wide, bracket this gentle body that jiggles and waves. You measure it with plastic and springs. Categorize it with  upside down words on a calculator.
I am what you say.
You. I don’t know you. What words snag between your legs, steal into your mouth at night, crawl across your tongue and nest in your belly? Could you, are you, might you be an answer to a question I no longer care to ask?
Am I what you say?
I speak. I write. I scream my name into empty, hungry mouths.
Taste the tang of my sk…