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WRITERS WRITE... WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ MAY-DECEMBER RELATIONSHIPS

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There has been a phenomenon that has existed whereas unattractive men hook up with attractive women, often older men, with an age difference wide enough that it risks social disapproval. It dates back to the movies of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Perpetuated by the recent movies that depict May-December relationships, such as An American Haunting, Get Smart, Bulworth, Lost in Translation, Me Without You, Sin City, or Whatever Works.

A: What was the May-December relationship in Get Smart?
Z: Great question. My research gave me these movies. And I also thought about Get Smart. The only moment that might have fit the description was the baker clerk and Agent 86. They might have missed it by thiiisss much. (Shows thumb and pointer gesture describing the distance not the size of anything else)
A: Do you like the premise of those movies? (Hikes up her chin in a lofty manner)
Z: Was that implying I'm old? (He pulls downward his hiked up pants, showing boxer top to look hip)
A: Ouch! Maybe I wa…

Release Blitz/Giveaway~ Out of the Shadows

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Buy Links:Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Length: 62,991 words
Cover Design:Bree Archer
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press

Blurb

Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

Excerpt
MONDAY

CHRISTIAN HERNANDEZ stared at the letter,…

Discover Taste on my Tongue by Beth Bolden/Giveaway

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Title: Taste on My Tongue Author: Beth Bolden Release Date: August 15th 2017 Genre: MM Contemporary Romance


BLURBAlmost pop-star Landon Patton has just turned a corner on the worst two years of his life: dropped by his label and dumped by his ungrateful ex-boyfriend. However, his new agent's brilliant plan for Landon's superstardom doesn’t have anything to do with his music – it’s called Kitchen Wars, and it’s the hottest new reality show on TV.Landon wishes he could have nothing to do with it. Since the first morning he mixed flour and water, Quentin Maxwell knew he wanted to be a baker. After becoming the pastry chef at a popular LA bakery, anyone else might be satisfied. But Quen wants to call his own shots. Going on Kitchen Wars to win the money for his own bakery seems like a huge risk, but maybe it's worth it. They’re an unlikely pair. Landon can’t even figure out how to turn an oven on, while Quentin makes his living with one. But with each passing week on Kitchen Wars,…

Book Spotlight~ Under the Boardwalk

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Under the Boardwalk an all-new, heart-warming MM romance by Felice Stevens is available NOW! Under the Boardwalkby Felice StevensPublication Date: August 10th, 2017Genre: Contemporary MM RomanceBeneath the famous Brooklyn landmark, love is hidden but not denied: All his life, Alexi Kharpov has dreamed of traveling to unknown exciting places instead of working at his family’s frozen custard stand on the famous Coney Island boardwalk. Every year is the same until a gorgeous man picks a spot in front of his stand to sing, captivating him with his beautiful voice. After two summers of listening, it might finally be the time for him to cross that boardwalk and take a chance. Opera singer Cameron Maxwell has traveled the world, but the sight of the beautiful man serving custard to tourists touches his heart like nothing ever has before. A summer fling might be exactly what he needs to put his problems out of his mind, but the last thing Cam expects is to want the summer to last forever. It’s a …

Welcome Xavier Axelson today & a Giveaway

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Please welcome Xavier Axelson today to the Reading Nook and make sure to check out his new book coming to JMS Books, Lavender. Plus make sure to leave a comment to be entered in to win an e-copy of the book. Now take it away Xavier....
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The last time I visited the lavender farm, it was not in bloom. I always miss it. The serenity of the mountains, the gorgeous farm setting and the peace and quiet of the location make it the perfect place to escape and let your imagination run wild. Along the road to the lavender farm there are other farms selling local honey, produce, horse ranches, one in particular with mini horses is definitely enchanting, local wineries and again plenty of silence and spectacular views.
How could I not be inspired? Many of my stories include California. I’ve lived here close to twenty years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The scenery is spectacular and while I admit, my relationship with the state is usually love-hate, I always appreciate the local beaut…

Discover John Burley's The Quiet Child and a Giveaway

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Discover the world of author John Burley and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win the following prize fromt he author: John will be awarding a digital copy of The Quiet Child to three randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions.

GENRE:  Thriller
BLURB: From the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, comes a gripping and darkly psychological novel about family, suspicion, and the price we are willing to pay to protect those we love the most.
It’s the summer of 1954, and the residents of Cottonwood, California, are dying. At the center of it all is six-year-old Danny McCray, a strange and silent child the townspeople regard with fear and superstition, and who appears to bring illness and ruin to those around him. Even his own mother is plagued by a disease that is slowly consuming her.
Sheriff Jim Kent, increasingly aware of the whispers and rumors surrounding the boy, has watched the p…

Book Review- Maudlin's Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

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Another lighthearted romp in Bedlam to enjoy from Yasmine Galenorn and one I couldn't put down.

My Rating for Maudlin's Mayhem: 4 Stars

Poor Maudlin…after getting her Bed and Breakfast up and running, she finds herself in the middle of chaos. At first, she finds the chaos swirling around her an annoyance but soon it gets quite deadly especially when she is on the black list of a certain vampire queen, Essie Vanderbilt. Now if Maudlin doesn’t find a way to dispel the hex that is on her, she is afraid things will turn even worse for her and those around her.

Yasmine Galenorn’s second installment in her wonderfully funny Bewitching Bedlam series is back in MAUDLIN’S MAYHEM and this time Maddie is facing even more danger than she expected. I love this series so much. It’s fun and quite entertaining. The characters keep the story rolling along rather nicely and I enjoyed finding more about Maddie and the gang. The world building is spectacular and this is an author who is a pro at cre…