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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Introduction to Essential Oils



A lot of people along my path have asked me questions about essential oils.  I use them to make homemade bath salts, body lotions, shower gels, body scrubs, lip gloss, and I have even made some remedies for healing, headaches & numbness of the extremities. I made these for myself mainly and some family & friends along the way as well.  

I first was introduced to essential oils by accident or luck.  In this case I will go with luck of stumbling upon it.  I was at a bookstore with my best friend Monica.  We were both still in high school I think so I must have been between 16 - 18 years old.  While at the bookstore they were having a presentation/introduction to essential oils.  I heard someone mention migraines and being someone who has had them I started listening in on the discussion.  I was hearing about Lavender oil being a good headache cure for a lot of people.  This lead me to where I am today & all of the wonderful things that I can make.



Here is my final product for the bath salts I made.  This was for my boss who suffers with migraines.  She has a very stressful & time consuming job so when she has time to herself I thought she might like a nice relaxing bath. 

This blend of lavender and eucalyptus oil is perfect for her.  Both these oils help with mood balancing, headache relief, stress relief, healing, and the little aches and pains of everyday living.  I added grape seed oil & vitamin E oil which are both very good for your skin.

If you would like my recipe for the salt mixture please comment & I will give you the recipe.


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INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential Oil Basics

Essential oils are the highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic essences of plants. Essential oils contain hundreds of organic constituents, including hormones, vitamins and other natural elements that work on many levels. They are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than the oils in dried herbs.
All the countries of the world provide essential oils, making aromatherapy a truly global therapy. 


Not all Oils are Created Equal

Some plants, like rose and jasmine, contain very little essential oil. Their important aromatic properties are extracted using a chemical solvent. The end product, known as an absolute, contains essential oil along with other plant constituents. Though not a true essential oil, absolutes are commonly used for fragrancing cosmetic products like fine perfumes.

Aromatherapy practitioners need pure essential oils of the highest quality. Important criteria to consider when selecting essential oils include the following: 100% pure and natural, country of origin, growing season, extraction method (e.g., distillation, expression), plant part used and the reputation of the company providing the oils.


Gems of Nature

Pure essential oils, like precious jewelry or fine wine, are gems of nature -- the quintessential life force of aromatic plants, sometimes called the "soul" of the plant. People who truly appreciate the qualities of pure essential oils consider each drop a precious jewel to be savored, enjoyed and protected.
Essential oils absorb into the fluid surrounding the cells beneath the skin's surface for a variety of effects including deep cleansing, nourishing, rejuvenating and balancing. Essential oils also diffuse into the air to provide olfactory benefits.



Extraction of Essential Oils

To extract essential oils in the most effective manner while preserving their therapeutic benefits, they are either distilled or expressed. The two methods are briefly explained below.


Distillation

Pure essential oils are most commonly extracted from plants through the process of steam distillation. In this process, steam is introduced into a distillation chamber which contains the plant material. The steam breaks down the plant tissue, causing it to release its essential oil in a vaporized form. The vaporized essences, along with the steam and other substances, pass into a pipe through cooling tanks. The vapors return to liquid form and are separated from the water and captured as pure essential plant oil.


Expression

Expression, also known as cold pressing, is done exclusively with citrus oils. In this method, the oil-containing outer layer of the fruit is pressed and filtered to yield pure essential oil It takes 50 pounds of eucalyptus, 150 pounds of lavender, 500 pounds of rosemary, 1,000 pounds of jasmine and over 2,000 pounds of rose to make a single pound of essential oil! The price of each essential oil is directly related to the amount of plant material needed for distillation.


Here are a couple links to help you along the way find the perfect home remedies for what you maybe looking for:





















You can find essential oils for sale through Amazon, your local vitamin store, and Whole Foods has a large selection to choose from.  Just remember to do your research to stay safe when dealing with essential oils.  A lot of these oils can cause skin irritation if used alone and applied directly to the skin.  You need to learn about carrier oils & which oils are safe alone.  There are several more website to find information on essential oils and there uses.  There are also several home recipes for anything you could want to make.

Have Fun and Be Safe.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Today's Kindle Freebie's - Dec 30th

Always remember to double check the price on Amazon as the prices can change at any time.
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BirthRight (La Patron Book #1) by Sydney Addae

When you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to a fight? No. By changing the rules.

After three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things. But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and that’s a major problem.

Jasmine Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.


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2020: Season 1 (The Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Series) by Paul Moxham

Who thought that January 1, 2020 would be the start of the end? 

Not Logan Pollock. He only had one thought on his mind on that fateful morning, and that involved his bride to be, but in one instant, in one second, all that changed as he, along with everyone else, witnessed something so horrific and terrifying that life would never be the same ever again.


This collection comprises every single episode in Season 1 in this thrilling, action packed saga about the apocalypse has all the requirements to make it a slam bang action read. 

Follow Logan and Kenneth as they meet new friends, encounter dangerous enemies, help folks in need, learn new abilities and, most importantly, try to work out what the heck just happened.


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Mommy Had a Little Flask (The Tales of Imperfection ) by A.K. Turner


In the hilarious sequel to the bestselling "momoir" This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, A.K. Turner returns with the mayhem of motherhood. From preschoolers blurting obscenities in public places to living with her in-laws in Mexico, Mommy Had a Little Flask delivers a delightfully raw and honest account of family life in Turner's latest laugh-out-loud confessional. Praise for A.K. Turner "It's rare for a writer to actually make me laugh out loud, but A.K. Turner does just that." -Robin O'Bryant, author of Ketchup is a Vegetable & Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves "I laughed out loud at Mommy Had a Little Flask, but make no mistake, this book is equally heartfelt and humorous as A.K. Turner delves into all the wonders, challenges and horrifying playground moments of parenting--the most extreme sport there is." -Cameron Morfit, Sports Illustrated "Empty bladder before reading." -Laurie Notaro, New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club. "Witty, honest and funny as hell. Fans of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store are guaranteed to have another great time." -Holand Peterson, author of the Eville series This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store "candidly reveals and revels in the flaws and dysfunctions of the author and her family. Turner is not afraid to voice her private thoughts and never takes herself too seriously... refreshingly honest." -Publishers Weekly "Did Erma Bombeck ever guzzle vodka? If she did, she might have come close to the ribald domestic humor in Turner's "momoir" This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store." -The Quivering Pen "The perfect cross between Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and Chelsea Handler." -Elaine Ambrose, Menopause Sucks. "If laughing at ourselves is the best medicine, then reading A.K. Turner will ensure you live long enough to drive your own kids crazy." -Stacy Dymalski, comedienne and author of Confessions of a Band Geek Mom.

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She's Gotta Be Mine (Cottonmounth - Book #1) by Jennifer Skully & Jasmine Haynes

Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that, no way. Instead, she decides to reinvent herself. The new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—will follow her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth. And there she’ll show him—and his sweetheart—what a big mistake he made.

What better way to show him what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.

It’s all going exactly according to plan...until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it...did he?


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Christmas Healing by Morris Ferris

He's a vampire who has been locked away for a thousand years in a coffin, finally freed. But the world has changed drastically during that time, and there are so many things that he's not ready for. He hated being a vampire when it first happened, and he hates it now. 

She's barely 18, a young girl with terminal cancer, once the height of popularity. Chosen by another vampire clan to keep them "updated" in the world, her blood infected and not tempting to them, she is brought into his household to teach him, page by page, the modern world and how to live despite her inevitable death. With the Christmas season approaching, she teaches him that there is more to life than just living. There's generosity and goodwill. 

Although she has a boyfriend back home and he has no interest in living, slowly, a love and understanding blossoms between them that no one else can penetrate. A secret pact enfolds as her life force begins to fade. 

Will he be able to grant her the greatest gift of all? 


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Water (Akasha - Book #1) by Terra Harmony

Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

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Lost and Found Groom (A Place Called home - Book #1) by Patricia McLinn


Once and only once, hardheaded Kendra Jenner let down her defenses with a perfect stranger. In a foreign land, in a deadly storm, they shared life's most intimate act and created a baby. But Kendra's beloved stranger vanished into the night, and Kendra retreated to her family home in Wyoming to raise her son.

Then, three years later, their lives collided once again when daring, breathtaking pilot Daniel Delligatti descended upon Kendra's ranch, wanting to claim his son and to claim Kendra as his wife. How could Kendra risk her heart and her child's future on this beloved lost-then-found groom?

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Covet (Vampire Erotic Theatre - Book #1) by Felicity Heaton

Enter the dark, sinful and seductive world of the vampire owners of London's premier vampire erotic theatre, Vampirerotique, and discover how these powerful vampires are brought to their knees by the women who claim their hearts.

They've burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

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Hopeless (Hopeless - Book #1) by Collen Hoover

Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

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The Nightlife: Las Vegas (Nightlife - Book #2) by Travis Luedke

Vampires, Aaron Pilan and his master Michelle, live by one rule - no bloodslaves. EVER. Aaron breaks that rule when he meets Anastasia. All Anastasia wants is to be loved and cherished, but the predatory men she’s attracted to bring her only pain and abuse. Escaping one train-wreck relationship for another, she finds happiness with Aaron and Michelle as a bloodslave, a 'pet'.

When Aaron uses his telepathy to win thousands at the gambling tables, he attracts the deadly attention of the Colombian Cartel and Aaron and Michelle are 'disappeared'. Addicted to the bite of her vampire lovers, Ana is desperate to find them. But, Las Vegas isn't ready for vampires mixing heroin, sex and vengeance. Ana is trapped in the spiraling chaos.

Find out what happens in the second novel of the Nightlife Series


HAPPY READING!




Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bath Salts for Gift Ideas




I make bath salts for friends & family.  I give them as gifts or they ask me to make them.  They are fun to make & easy.

Here is a picture of my final product for my latest creation.




The blend is Lavender & Eucalyptus.  It contains lavender essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Vitamin E oil, Grapeseed oil.

This might be a fun project you can have at a little girls Birthday Party or sleepover.  

If you would like a recipe to make your own creation just comment and I will send you some recipes.

Here is a little information on the benefits of bath salts.

Epsom salts have been used for many years as an antidote to relieve stress and tired aching knotted muscles. The high magnesium content of an Epsom salt bath facilitates the removal of acids through the skin.
Models like Elle Macpherson use Epsom salt baths to help look tip top for a day of shooting.
Epsom Salt was first discovered in the mineral-rich waters of Epsom, England, way back in the days of Shakespeare. The main ingredient magnesium sulfate (both magnesium and sulfate molecules have an ability to extract excess sodium, phosphorus and nitrogenous toxins from the body) is absorbed through the surface of the skin whilst bathing where it gently draws toxins from the body, this soothing action helps reduce pressure and swelling on bruised or irritated tissues easing troublesome muscle aches.
It can aid painful joints associated with arthritic and rheumatic conditions.
Often recommended by physiotherapist (many injuries heal up to a third faster when treated with Epsom salts) many athletes use them to relieve muscular pain an injuries.
Epsom salts are also beneficial during periods of prolonged stress as they have a mild sedative effect on the nervous system.
A mild diuretic it’s a great detox soak aiding in the elimination of toxins and fatigue from the body.
Add 2 cupfuls to a hot bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. Can be done up to 3 times a week.
Have some bath time & relax.


Book Review: The Rocker That Savors Me by Terri Anne Browning

The Rocker That Savors Me (The Rocker - Book #2)
 by Terri Anne Browning
Kindle Edition, 319 pages
ASIN: B00CKHW04A
Source: Ebook - Own

Goodreads | Amazon


Layla has had a hard life. On her own at a young age, always having to do what needed to be done just to survive. Now she has two other people depending on her and she needs a job fast before they get evicted. A job interview introduces her to Jesse Thornton, the delicious drummer for Demon’s Wings. He reminds her of all the mistakes of her past, but is also her hope for the future.

Jesse has never let anyone in. The only real family he has ever had are his band brothers and Emmie—the only woman he has ever loved. But then Layla comes into his life and he would do just about anything to get one taste. Can he move past his own insecurities and allow this woman into his heart?

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2nd book in the series. Jessie & Layla's story.

Emmie needs a housekeeper for her 4 guys and herself and their new huge house. Layla enters their lives being hired as the new housekeeper and is living in the guest house with her 2 sister's that she has custody over. Layla & Jessie are instantly drawn to one another. He wants her with a passion that he does not understand. Layla is fighting the attraction to Jessie because of her mother's history with men and the ROCKERS of the world.

As time progresses so does Layla's relationship with Emmie and all the guys. Layla's sisters Lucy (6) and Lana (17) are both welcomed into the family as well. Lana is intrigued and drawn to Drake. Drake is fighting with himself for the feelings he is having for this young 17 year old girl. He is 13 years older (31) and 17 is just not acceptable. They are both stating they are just friends but everyone can see the attraction they have.

Emmie has the baby (Mia) and Jessie wants to move forward with Layla. Layla and Emmie became really close friends.

This is another good feeling story. As the stories take place I am more and more interested in Drake's story so I am thinking that will be book #4 but I need to know about his past. We know Jessie's, Emmie's and a little bit of Nik's but Shane & Drake no nothing about.

Onto book #3

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Book Review: The Rocker That Holds Me by Terri Anne Browning

The Rocker That Holds Me (The Rocker - Book#1)
by Terri Anne Browning
Kindle Edition, 104 pages
ASIN: B00B5XDXPA
Source: Ebook - Own

Goodreads | Amazon

Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that 
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart. 

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now. 
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me. 

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…


*Because of language and adult situations not suitable for readers under 17*


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This was a fast read but I love the story.

You have Nik, Jesse, Shane, Drake, and Emmie. 4 guys in a rock band and the girl they took care of since she was 5. They were older than Emmie but always treated her like a little sister.

The boys always took care of her because her mother was a drug, drunken, whore, who would beat her. Emmie would always run to one of the boys houses when that happened and clean her up and take care of her. They always made sure she was feed, warm, and rested.

Nik & Emmie's relationship was always a little different. Nik wanted to take care of her but he always felt something more than brotherly with her. He is 10 years older and never really considered a relationship because they were a family and worked together. Nik thought he was being a perv for having any feelings for Emmie that was not on a brotherly level. Emmie always loved Nik and now a secret is about to be exposed. A secret that only Emmie knows.

All of her guys are protective of Emmie and she takes really good care of them. While on tour she makes sure they are all up, showered, dressed, feed and ready to rock the stage. She takes care of travel arrangements and hotel reservations as needed. Demon Wing's manager absolutely loves her because she does his job for him. 

When Emmie becomes ill and the guys force her to see a doctor they are all shocked at the outcome of her sickness. Emmie has time to relax and feel better as their vacation is approaching.

On their vacation the guys do their best to watch over Emmie and make sure she is taken care of. Nik and her share some private time together and strengthen their relationship while they try to figure out their next move.

The only thing that is constant is change. Change is always moving us forward. So why are we so scared of it when it is always occurring?


Happy Reading


Friday, December 27, 2013

Author Free Giveaway - Dec 27, 2013

"It's MY birthday, but YOU get a gift!" Giveaway

Event post from R.S. Novelle 



It's MY birthday, and I'm giving YOU a gift!

That's right, my birthday is this Friday, the 27th. And to celebrate my 33rd year, I'm offering all 3 of my books for FREE for ONE DAY ONLY. 

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Calculated (Discovered - Book #1)

An investigative journalist gets an unlikely tip from a mysterious informant. Dismissing it as impossible, she disregards the information and drops the story. Until the informant turns up dead, as predicted. 

Plunged into the murky waters of a seedy underground prostitution ring, this psychological thriller provides twist upon dark twist in a story that would ultimately pin the church and several government officials in the largest murder cover-up the city has ever witnessed. 

But is it true, or has the journalist merely been used as a pawn in a greater scheme? And how many people is she willing to sacrifice trying to figure it out?

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Driven (Discovered - Book #2)

There are always two sides to every story. 

If you liked Calculated, you’re going to love Driven, book #2 in the Discovered series! 

Using a mirrored plot technique, this fast paced, page-turning story goes behind the scenes in book #1 to show everything as it happened from the antagonists point of view. The mysteries are revealed as readers discover who the true allies were, and who ultimately fell into the trap of blackmail and deception. Friends betray friends, law enforcement switches sides, and the characters begin to realize that not everything is as it originally seemed – especially Mara Winsor... 

Mara, who portrayed herself as a victim in the massive murder cover-up scheme in book one, reemerges in Driven as a woman bent on revenge. When everything was taken away from her at such a young age – her family, her friends, her inheritance, her faith – she began devising a plan that would avenge her circumstances and punish everyone who had a hand in destroying her life. Now in a position to see that plan come to fruition, she skillfully maneuvers all the pawns on her chessboard with twist after dark twist to feed her drive for retribution. 

Ultimately, it’s left for the readers to decide if Mara is merely a sympathetic victim of circumstance, or truly a psychotic elitist.

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Reflections

Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to...complicate matters. 

A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path. 

Finding a way to balance his daily life with this newfound responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?

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It's my way of saying THANK YOU for your contributions in making this year incredible :)

All you have to do is go to my Amazon author page on Friday, December 27th, select the title(s) that interest you the most, and start downloading. 

Spread the word and tell your friends. 

ALSO be sure to either like my Amazon page, my FB author page or sign up for my newsletter. I have some really fun New Adult/Contemporary Romance books being released in early 2014, and of course some great additional psychological/paranormal thrillers being released later in 2014 around Halloween. DON'T MISS OUT!

Amazon Author Page


Website


Happy Reading! :)

Renee' 

Today's Kindle Freebie - Dec 27th

Always remember to double check the price on Amazon as the prices can change at any time.
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Tahoe Chase by Todd Borg

Simone Bonnaire, a young French woman who lives in Tahoe, has a sadistic boyfriend who abuses her. Simone's only friend is Cynthia Rorvik, an older woman who provides comfort.

When Cynthia falls from her deck and ends up in a coma, her 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer husband Joe Rorvik calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna and asks him to investigate.

McKenna discovers a string of deaths that look like accidents. But he can find no other connection between them until he learns that all of the victims opposed a new, proposed ski resort development in Tahoe.

As McKenna gets closer to a devious killer, he realizes that Simone is to be the next victim. But McKenna can't save her because she has left on a solo ski trek into the Desolation Wilderness, and she is unreachable except by the killer who has been following her and has already begun his final chase...

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B Cubed: Born (B Cubed - Book #1) by Jenna McCormick

Born: Natural born humans are precious few and dwell in darkness.



Bred: Genetically engineered slaves who are the protectors of the Born.



Borg: The cybernetically enhanced enclave that split from the Born humans.

B Cubed: These three factions are all that remains of the human race after the world stopped turning. Scavenging in the darkness for what little is left, the war between them rages on though few know why. It begins with a child's prophesy and can only end when they unite.

Or die.



From the moment he spies her silhouette cast by the bonfire, Cormack understands what it is to yearn for something he will never possess. Breds are made to provide for the natural born humans, dig their homes deep beneath the surface of the earth and to protect them from the ever-present cyborg threat. A Bred who reaches beyond his station will be recycled immediately, yet Cormack cannot get her visage out of his mind. Until he unearths a box, buried long before the earth stopped spinning.


Task Mistress Allora has no wish to brutalize the Bred worker she finds hoarding treasure, but as a servant of the colony that raised her from infancy, she is duty bound to report anything unusual to the Overlord, even if it costs the blue-eyed man his life. Yet something about the way Cormack watches her forces Allora to reevaluate her understanding of right and wrong. For this genetically engineered soldier is her only protection against the cyborgs who seek what they have discovered, a journal written by the prophetess Cassandra and a way to end the warring between the factions forever.

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The Roswell Conspiracy (Tyler Locke - book #3) by Boyd Morrison


After the 1908 Tunguska blast levels a Siberian forest the size of London, a Russian scientist makes an amazing discovery amongst the debris.


In 1947, ten-year-old Fay Allen of Roswell, New Mexico, witnesses the fiery crash of an extraordinary craft unlike anything she's ever seen.

More than sixty years later, former Army combat engineer Tyler Locke rescues Fay from gunmen who are after a piece of wreckage she claims is from the Roswell incident. Incredulous of her tale, Tyler believes the attack on Fay is nothing more than a burglary gone wrong. But when he finds himself locked in the back of a truck carrying a hundred tons of explosives and heading for a top secret American base, Tyler knows that he has stumbled onto the opening gambit of something more sinister than he ever imagined.

Because disgraced Russian spy Vladimir Colchev is after an Air Force prototype code-named Killswitch, an electromagnetic pulse weapon of unprecedented power. Although Tyler is able to avert catastrophe at the US facility, Colchev gets away with the bomb and plans to turn it on America itself. To complete his mission, he needs only one other key component, a mysterious object recovered from the Roswell crash.

In a desperate race against time, Tyler must unmask a conspiracy a century in the making to rescue the United States from electronic Armageddon.


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First Contact (The Last War Trilogy - Book #1) by Michael R. Hicks


The Terran survey ship Aurora makes a startling discovery in an uncharted star system: two planets inhabited by an advanced, and decidedly unfriendly, non-human civilization. Disabled by gigantic alien warships before it can escape, the Aurora is boarded by nightmarish blue-skinned warriors with claws and fangs who slaughter the crew in ritual combat using primitive weapons. The sole survivor, Midshipman Ichiro Sato, is returned to Earth as a messenger bearing a device that warns of an impending attack. 


For that is the way of the Kreelan Empire, which has waged war against countless civilizations across the stars in its quest for a savior, one not of their own blood, foretold in an ages-old prophecy. With only a few generations left before their ancient species faces extinction, the Kreelans will wage their last war against humanity, hoping against hope for redemption of sins long past.


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Angel Fire (Fallen Angels - Book #1) by Valmore Daniels


My name is Darcy Anderson, and I am cursed with a dark power.  Whenever my life is in danger, something inside me summons 
elemental fire to protect me. I cannot control this.

One night, I was attacked in my home. The fire ... it raged out of control. 
I survived the inferno, but my house burned to the ground - with my parents inside. I was at a loss to explain to the courts what happened, 
and they sent me to prison for ten years for manslaughter.

Now I'm out on parole, and all I want is to return to my home town and rebuild my life; but the man who attacked me is back to finish the job he started.

I can sense the power in me growing. If I can't control it, it will control me 
and destroy everything - and everyone - I love.

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Caroline (Beauvisage - Book #1) by Cynthia Wright


The year is 1783, and rakish Alexandre Beauvisage is returning from the Revolutionary War when he discovers Caroline, unconscious in the Connecticut woods. Dressed as a boy, she has no memory of her past. Against his better judgment, he takes the lovely foundling with him to his home in Philadelphia and finds his life increasingly complicated as the fiery attraction between them builds and Caro's dangerous past reaches out to her.

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Devil's Lair by David Wisehart

A medieval knight leads a quest through Hell to recover the Holy Grail from the Devil. The knight, Marco da Roma, is joined by: Giovanni Boccaccio, an expert on Dante; William of Ockham, an English friar; and Nadja, an epileptic with the gift of prophecy. As the Black Death sweeps through Europe, these unlikely heroes confront the Devil--and their own demons--to forestall the Apocalypse.





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Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers - Book #1)
by Kathleen Brooks

Cade Davies is an ex-Army Ranger, teacher, and the new head coach of the high school football team in Keeneston. He barely has time to adjust to all of the changes in his life before he runs into the school's fiery new guidance counselor and a new threat to the peaceful town of Keeneston.


DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a major drug ring preying on high school athletes across the South. After her transfer from Miami to Kentucky, Annie looks to make her career by solving the biggest case the DEA has open. What Annie didn't count on was becoming the local gossip. Amid marriage bets placed by the entire town, a priest as a landlord, and a trio of thugs after her, Annie looks to Cade for help in bringing down the drug ring before anyone else is hurt. But can the unflappable Annie deal with the feelings that follow?

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Captured (The Captive Series - Book #1) by Erica Stevens

Blood Slave.
Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding. 

Book 1 of 4 

New Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up. 

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Bound by Prophecy (Descendants Series) by Melissa Wright

Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan's place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action. 
What he really wants is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do. 

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or know what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger. 
Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

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Landlocked (A Water Witch Novel) by C.S. Moore - SORRY EXPIRED NOW $.99

Maribel dreams of the ocean, but has never been. 


Her overprotective aunt and uncle have kept her away from the place that calls to her at night. And trying to push them into taking her isn’t an option. She knows how much it hurts them to talk about the very thing that took her parents’ lives so many years ago in a boating accident. In fact Maribel never pushes anything with her loving adopted family, until she meets Jaron. 

He is unbelievably hot and the only boy that she has ever been attracted to. For the first time in her life she feels exhilarated and truly alive. She can tell that he feels it too, so why does he keep disappearing on her? And why is it that as soon as her secretive brooding knight shows up, her world is turned upside down? People are following her, she’s having terrifying nightmares, and she suddenly gets the feeling that her beloved aunt and uncle are keeping something from her. Can she unravel the secrets of her past without her life falling apart along the way? Will the truth forever change the way she sees the people that she loves?

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The Summer House by Lee Moore

Caroline's only goal in life was to escape her parents, even after graduating college, she can't break away. Still a virgin at 25, being crushed under the weight of her parents religious beliefs, she escapes to their summer house to decompress from another argument that threatens her relationship with her parents. 


It'd had been almost a decade since she'd last visited the summer house, and is surprised and delighted to find her childhood friends and crushes still living there. 

She is swept away with emotion, trying to break out of her shell and vows to make a change. Do something she never would have done in her old life. 

This is a story of a woman drastically changing her life, and learning to live life on her own terms. Contains themes suitable for those 18 + in age. 

Prequel to the Fantasy Inc. # 3 novella Witch Hunt.
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Fantasy Inc. #3 - Wicth Hunt by Lee Moore

For Mature Audiences 18+ 


Fantasy Incorporated is a business that operates out of an old twenty story hotel building. From the outside, you would never know the type of business it is. Many folks know of it by reputation and once the good folks from the city tried to get it shut down only to get rebuked at every turn. It seems that most people have fantasies, and between consenting adults, almost every fantasy can be fulfilled here. 

A onetime membership purchase of $10,000 and a monthly fee of $500 is only the first step. Fantasy Inc. has their own doctors who will thoroughly examine every member monthly and conduct drug and STD testing to ensure the health and safety of every member. After all, most fantasies are sexual in nature, although many of them are also focused on power and dominance. 

Halloween is almost upon us, and it's time for another party at Fantasy Inc. Come inside... 

“Now, here’s how we’re going to do this. You will confirm your consent by placing your thumb on this scanner before entering the ball room. If your medical records aren’t up to date, you won’t be allowed to enter. Sorry folks, that rule is absolute. Once there, you can mingle, drink, party and of course, all the connecting rooms around the ballroom are unlocked for member usage tonight,” he said with a grin with all the applause that greeted this announcement. 

“For those of you who are new to this, I would like to point out the table over here where we have several games arranged. All participants in the games are of course volunteers and are not paid employees,” and you could hear some good natured boo’s from the crowd but he continued, “Hey, my legal department makes me say that!” He said with a chuckle, and got a smattering of applause. 

“What kind of games?” a young lady in a red dress shouted to Santo. 

Tonight there is going to be a Witch Hunt.

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