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COVER REVEAL for fellow Author Jo-Anna Walker

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Break Me Book Blurb:
Running is always easier.
Tori McLeod moved to the big city to get away from her mother—and her past. Her new routine is destroyed when she meets a mysterious stranger who won’t take no for an answer. Sebastian intrigues her, but his eyes hold secrets she would rather avoid.
Sebastian Chelios, a hard-as-nails enforcer, is a new-in-town loner. He has to have her. Control her. Possess her. But he can’t—won’t—lose control, even though Tori’s innocence fascinates him. The last thing he’s going to do is love her, even after he gets her in his bed.
Losing control is dangerous, especially when someone from Sebastian’s past covets Tori, putting more than just her heart in danger.
Can Sebastian protect Tori from Jose’s sadistic obsession? If he gets his hands on her, will she make it out in one piece?



About the Author-
Jo-Anna Walker:
I've been writing my whole life but mostly in just my journals or diaries. I never thought of actually writing a story. Last year some t…

Frosty Edition of Tuesday Tales for May

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! I celebrate a warm May 28th in Texas with a frosty contribution for Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to a new installment in a romantic YA  WIP, Eyelashes Freeze in North Dakota.  We Tuesday Tales Authors take on the word prompt "library":

Irene knew the obstacles being older than not just her suite mate, but most everyone in the dorm. However, she resolved to live the role of friend, rather than Mother Hen. She certainly never lived much of a single life at any time in her life. Rather naïve in the world of bar-hopping and dating, she actually believed she might learn a few things from her younger college counterparts. Irene spent her younger years working responsibly, spending hours at the library, and attempting to make the most of her life getting ahead. She considered dating, romance, love, and socializing almost a waste of time.
Of course, her parents set a rather sedate example of romantic love. Although very religious and courteous, they re…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J REFRESHING TOM COLLINS! Ingredients 1 ½ Oz Gin 1 ounce lemon juice2 T sugarClub sodaLemon slice for garnishDirections Mix gin, lemon juice, and sugar in a glass. Add club soda to taste. Add ice cubes. Garnish each with a lemon slice.

Tuesday Tales - Take a BITE Out of This

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy May 21st! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to a new installment in my YA series WIP, Finding Love and Bigfoot.   We Tuesday Tales Authors take on the word prompt "bite":

"The others would be displeased if they knew of his unnatural interest in this other animal, especially a human. Those who would hurt, torture, or kill them, in the name of some superior curiosity- most other species were their natural enemies. Therefore, the Sasquatch breed lived in small pods, disguising their nests and existence in uncanny ways derived from centuries of adaptations. Living in the hidden caves of the ridge worked successfully for he and his small group for several decades.
Suddenly, another adult appeared, with a forceful grunt, she dropped a long strap of desiccated meat onto his chest. She left without another sound or inclination, cognizant of his dominance, although displaying her interest in him as a mate. C…

Saturday Sippers are Monday Margaritas this week in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J  Except, we are making this Monday Margarita because I'm blog hop contesting for the weekend.

BLUEBERRY LIME MARGARITA! Ingredients 2 Cups ice1 cup frozen blueberries1 cup blueberry nectar¼ cup seltzer2 T frozen limeade1 T lime juice3 ounces tequilaCoarse saltBlueberries for garnishDirections Combine ice, blueberries, blueberry nectar, seltzer, limeade, lime juice, and tequila. Blend until smooth. Rub rim of two glasses with lime wedge and dip in salt. Divide margarita between the prepared glasses, garnish with blueberries and serve. 125 Calories

Secret Cravings Blog Hop Time! Cutie Contemporaries w/ Davee Jones and Friends

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Win Your Choice of One of My Books and $10 gift certificate from SCP

For a complete list of participating authors please click here Contemporary Romance Blog Hop Every author is offering a different prize. Comment below WITH your email address and I'll choose a winner after the hop ends. Please remember to include the book you would like. You can choose from:
On Ellicott Street
Finless
Ruby's Dance
Lovedust and Trailblazers
Eve's First Noel
Finding Love Under a Rock (written under my YA pseudonym, Allee Mae)

Now, spend some time this weekend getting to know us.

If you didn't already know, my first book published was, ironically, not the first book I wrote. On Ellicott Street – a feisty, loving, cougar romance novella- holds the honor of being my first published book. I wrote it during the World Series matchup between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. During the games, writing was the perfect avenue to release my nerves.Finless, released second, was the re…

Welcome Layna Pimentel and a GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome to The Locker Layna Pimentel and her new release~ Hardened DesireI let her take over the blog for a day, the cover alone was payment enough. :) Enjoy!! Layna Pimentel What is about these fascinating sculptures that holds my intrigue? While I’m sure I’ll never know that answer, the one thing I can say for certain, I don’t think I’ll ever stop collecting them any time soon. Whether it’s a garden ornament or an ornate carving in a picture, in my eyes, they’re beautiful no matter how grotesque they appear. Even at the end of the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast, I was disappointed how they were magically transformed into cherubs. Cherubs on a castle! How outlandish is that? I’ve never seen anything more horrifying. Perhaps that’s just me being over dramatic, but I love the dark and mysterious. Do you have a favorite garden ornament, knick knack, sculpture, or painting? I’d love to hear from you. For one lucky person today, I’ll be giving away a surprise paranormal romance book from S…

Tuesday Tales- Is a Picture Worth 300 Words?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy May 14th! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to a new installment in my YA series WIP, Finding Love in a Black Lagoon.   We Tuesday Tales Authors present this picture prompt:


"Owen leaned forward in his chair, his hands dangling in between his parted knees. “You don’t know what it’s like growing up in a small town. People can be awfully helpful, but, they can be just as judgmental. It was tough on me sometimes as a kid.” “I grew up just a short hop, skip, and a jump away from you, Owen. I know what it’s like. I think most everyone in Oklahoma feels the same way at one time or another.”  Pearl rubbed his arm gently, using long comforting strokes. She spoke in a low voice brimming with empathy. Owen Guthrie sighed, a rarity for this particular young man. He looked down at the letter he held between his right index finger and thumb. With his other three fingers staunchly straight, it appeared he held something ho…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J SANGRIA SPARKLER! Ingredients 1 BOTTLE dry red wine 1 cup light orange juice¼ cup brandy or cognac¼ cup orange liquer1 pkg sugar substitute2 medium apples, sliced2 cups club sodaCrushed iceApple slices for garnishDirections Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, except club soda, ice, and apple slices. Chill at least two hours. Add club soda just before serving. Serve over crushed ice, garnish each with an apple slice. 100 Calories

The Silver Linings Playbook a Review of Both the Movie and Novel

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Hello Fellow Fathomers! Today in The Locker I combine a book review with a movie review for The Silver Linings Playbook. As soon as the movie released last fall in the theater, I just had to go see it. (and I see few movies in the theater) Silver Linings Playbook
Matthew Quick’s excellent, heartfelt novel provided the start of a screenplay with substance. From the opening scene to the end, David O. Russell captured my imagination and I found myself cheering that he did not try to “fix” anyone- instead, he revealed to the audience how life actually is for many people living with various degrees of mental illness. For 122 minutes, we see a glimpse into the highs and lows that sometimes cycle for people several times within a given day. I identified with the mother, Dolores, played so brilliantly by Jacki Weaver- trying to hold her family together while standing firm to her own principles. Walking the tightrope by offering her crabbie snacks and homemades on game day and encouraging positi…

Ahhh, The Sound of Laughter in the Spooky Woods - Tuesday Tales and Sasquatch

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week we have a delicious word prompt- "laughter".  Today we visit our lovebirds from Finding Love and Bigfoot, the second in the Critter Getter series.  



“Kalista shivered in the cool autumn air with Caleb’s sentence. She rubbed her arms and returned a question.“What about us talking makes us so crazy?”

Caleb thought for a moment before answering quizzically. “It’s part of the fun, right?The anxiety, anticipation…you know, like Thumper in Bambi. He called it twitterpated.”
“Twitterpated? Yes, I remember that scene now. I can identify with that.But, you have your own business. You chase Bigfoots and mean fish underwater. Us talking should not be this complicated.”
They both burst into laughter. “It definitely should not be this complicated.” Caleb decided, before taking Kalista’s hand in his own. “Thank you for being my new friend.”
“I do look forward to getting to know you much b…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Blah blah blah, yes, you heard most of this last Saturday, and the big day came and went, I’m still cool. The sequel to my pre-birthday Saturday Sipper happens now. Soooo, my birthday fell smack dab in between two Saturdays. How lame was my birthday on a Wednesday? – ONLY AS LAME AS I WOULD HAVE ALLOWED IT TO BE! -Does this mean I get to celebrate both weekends, as the timing is equitable? I say Yes! To properly recognize such a monumental event as a birthday, I present my ten honorable mention favorite drinks. Some of these are alcohol free because I can’t be blotto all the time. I drink water daily, trying for at least the recommended 64 ozs, but, I won’t include that on the list, because, it’s a gimme. 10.Cho…

Take a Walk with author, Sarah Cass

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Today in The Locker I welcome the beautiful and talented, Sarah Cass. If you’ve not read anything by Sarah, including her blog, I strongly encourage you to take a trip into her world. She weaves words wonderfully. And now, without further delay, Sarah takes over--
A Most Disturbing Place
Last November I was carrying on a conversation with my mother.We were killing time while my son was having some tests run during his hospital stay, and talk drifted to my writing.
I was regaling my mom with what I thought were humorous stories of my contracted novels and characters.
I talked about my first novel, Changing Tracks (Dominion Falls #1), and the torment my heroine, Jane goes through.About her amnesia and the maniac hot on her tail. About the romance that’s woven through and the hilarious wit both the hero and heroine possess.
After that I slipped into talk about Masked Hearts. I waxed a little nostalgic over the details of the Bear River Massacre and the horrors suffered by the main character I…