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Saturday Sippers in The Locker and a White Russian!

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.  Cooler temperatures leave me wanting a cozy drink. Something I can sip and enjoy a richer blend over a refreshing drink of summer.  GUILT FREE WHITE RUSSIAN! Ingredients •1 ½ ounces vodka •1 ½ ounces light cream •1 ½ ounces sugar free coffee liqueur-flavored syrup* or experiment and try with a rich shot of espresso Pour ingredients in a glass, stir and add ice. 200 Calories per serving

Flasher Fiction Friday

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!
"He reached forward for the swath of hair cascading down one side of her face, pulled her to him by her tresses and hungrily took her mouth for a deeper kiss.  “That’s more like it, Artemis.
“Yes, my Apollo. Sarah breathed in Isaac’s scent of black pepper and some type of exotic spice. “I could snack on you, you smell so nice.”
“We will be here all night, on this hard floor you make so warm.” Isaac slid his hand around her waist.
“I’ll be your willing body pillow.”
“You would, dear Artemis, wouldn’t you?”
“But, of course I would.”

Be bold and visit these other authors with their saucy take on this photo (heat levels will vary):
AuroraRose Andromeda: http://rollingmuseintheroses.blo…

Just Out of My Grasp - Sjogren's Is More Than a European Name

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. I also have Sjogrens Syndrome. 

Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … Have any of you ever seen the movie Me, Myself, and Irene? This Jim Carrey/Renee Zellweger comedy movie had me laughing with the many off color, obscene, and adult humor jabs zinging throughout the film. Jim’s classic over the top theatrics extend from succinct verbal delivery to his malleable physical …

Tuesday Tales Takin' It To The Bridge...

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the monthly picture prompt. Please see how I use this photo in my new WIP sweet Young Adult romance, Finding Love in a Black Lagoon.  Our heroine, Pearl, has secrets. Will she ever let Owen in on them?


“This lagoon, teeming with overgrown brush, trees, and critters is as close to home as I’ll ever feel. Nothing can hurt me here, not even the cottonmouths, alligators, and snapping turtles.” Pearl swiped a mosquito away from her face, leaving a streak of dirt on her cheek from her grimy hands.
“There is something peaceful about this place, that’s for sure.” Owen shoved his hands in his back jean pockets, inspected the woodwork, and rocked back on his heels. “Who built this bridge?”
“My Pa built it for me. He started a tree house too, it’s at the other end of the creek. But, he didn’t get very far on it before he…before.” Pearl sighed and adjusted the bandanna embracing her skull, plastering her curly hair down. “My Pa died…

Satuday Sippers in The Locker

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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 My hubby has been hard at work remodeling a new space for me, building a new library in our front room, and re-tiling our floors.I will have my own writing cubby under the stairs and hibernate like Harry Potter. J In honor of builders and hard workers everywhere, it is fitting to propose this drink, its’ namesake comes from a handtool: SLIM SCREWDRIVER! Ingredients 1 ounce vodka2 ounces orange juice2 ounces diet lemon-lime soda*Orange slice for garnishFill a glass with ice; add vodka and a splash of orange juice. Top with diet lemon-lime soda. Mix. Garnish with orange slice. 80 Calories per serving *a word of observance about diet or low-calorie soda- I noticed the new Dr. Pepper 10 or Sunkist 10, etc th…

Flasher Fiction Friday - Don't Insult Your Master

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, it's Friday and time to Flash!  I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!


"...Isaac held steadfast. “Don’t do it, Sarah, I’m not letting go and I won’t let you try to get rid of me with your usual strategy in life. I don’t care if it pisses you off, this is how it is. Your games won’t work with me, unless you sabotage us on purpose. I won’t reassure you on a daily of my honesty, because, frankly, it’s insulting my word. Do you understand what I’m saying to you?”
Sarah physically relented, realizing every word he spoke with unrequited certainty. “Yes, I hear you Isaac.” She slumped further in the hard chair."

Please visit some other writers for their take on this unique photo. Some of the entries may vary in heat levels. Re…

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE.
Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … Of course I read all the paperwork and prescription information the rheumy (the cute nickname for rheumatologist) gives to me. The usual glutton for punishment I am, I burn up the computer keys in searches for more details. I need to know more about lupus and the various problems associated with the disease. Everything I read scare…

Tuesday Tales - Through the Glass....

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the word "glass". Please see how I use "glass" in my new WIP erotic romance, Sexy Bea Spelling. Our heroine, Bea, challenges Andrew, but, will he melt her heart?

Andrew followed Bea’s address orders and arrived at five minutes till eight. The small non-descript Italian restaurant sat between a dry cleaner and hair salon. The weathered rich red brick must have been fifty years old, if not older. A few bistro tables in a variety of colors advertised al fresco seating just by their position on the sidewalk. Classic chianti bottles held plain white wax candles that had melted down the bottle necks.  The flames flickered in the gentle evening breeze. Bea sat alone at a green table, sipping a deep rose wine, occasionally twirling the glass and inspecting the jewel toned liquid. “Does it have legs?” Andrew asked, walking up behind her while putting a hand on Bea’s shoulder. Bea subtly startled. “Legs? What ar…

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 Hard to believe, but, here in Texas, we are still hitting 100 degrees in September. A frozen drink is still in order and tequila is good ANY time of the year. FROZEN LIME MARGARITAS! Ingredients 12 ounce can frozen limeade2/3 cup tequila1 ½ cup orange liqueur4 cups ice cubes½ limeCoarse saltCocktail cherry for garnishPrepare margarita glasses by using a thick slice of lime to rub the rim of each glass. Invert glass into a dish of coarse salt to coat rim. Blend ingredients.Add ice cubes and blend until mixture becomes slushy. Garnish with cocktail cherry. Serves 10 122 Calories per serving

Flasher Fiction Friday

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, this Friday I return to my first recurring blog contribution, the Friday Flash Fiction. A group of writers will write exactly 100 words, no more no less, to a picture prompt. After you read my contribution, please read what the other writers have to say, the links follow. Happy Friday!
“Okay, well, if you’re having one, I’ll have the same.” He dropped his lean frame into a chair on the patio, watching her intently. Bea dropped ice cubes into the short glass. “Andrew, I want you to know I don’t regret meeting you.” She poured his drink and walked over to him, sitting down. “I sense a “but” coming.” Andrew took a draw of his drink.
“But, never in a million years would I have thought a ménage a` trois would be on my bucket list.” Bea’s cheeks reddened and she rolled the tumbler of scotch between her shaky hands." Please visit some other writers for their take on this unique photo. Some of the entries may vary in heat levels. Read at your own discretion.  J S Mo…

Just Out of My Grasp- My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today …
“You are in the early stages of menopause, and your testosterone levels are a bit low”, my good ole OB/GYN told me. “We have a hormone pellet therapy that you might benefit from.” GOODY! An answer! Raise the hormonal levels, gain energy and LOSE weight. I’m on the road to back to normal. Which at 43 is important, because I have many…

Book Review - Jasinda Wilder - Falling Into Us

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Jasinda WilderBook Review ***** Five Snowflakes Falling Into Us by Jasinda Wilder – Parallel Novel to Falling Into You Just as in Falling Into You, I usually do not prefer first person narratives, but, Ms. Wilder’s reflective writing style did not disappoint me in this particular book. She did a very good job of delving into some history of the main characters not mentioned extensively in the "sister" installment. She wrote from the viewpoint of best friends, Jason and Becca, to the hero, Kyle, and and heroine, Nell, giving an honest thoughtful perspective from their involved points of view. Ms. Wilder fully develops characters from a pivotal moment in their lives dating and falling in love. However, in this book, she describes intimacy between the young lovers’ adult unions with sexy descriptors and leaves little to the imagination. Unlike in the first book where the love scenes were less detailed until the characters were older. An important character, Colton, is introduced …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker and a Grapefruit Basil Twist

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 GRAPEFRUIT BASIL MARTINI! Ingredients 2 basil leaves1 ounce grapefruit juice1 ounce sugar free sweetener syrup1 ¾ ounces ginSplash of sparkling wineGrapefruit wedge for garnishIn a shaker, muddle basil with syrup. Add gin and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with Grapefruit wedge. 122 Calories per serving

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today …
I’m working out like crazy and keep gaining weight. If anything I feel bloated. Gah, this seems to have started Labor Day 2010. I remember eating Oreo cookies, hot dogs, and hot cocoa while camping and figured it would do me in. I gained about five pounds that I could never shed. Five pounds, pushaw you might say. Well, five pounds p…

Tuesday Tales - "Building" a Story

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the word "building". Please see how I use "building" in my new WIP erotic romance, Sexy Bea Spelling. Our heroine, Bea, uses a week to lose her inhibitions, but, did she lose her heart as well?

Bea stretched out under the covers. The ceiling fan whirled rapidly with white noise comforting and monotonous.  Images of Tessa’s naked body filled her mind, and she brought back memories of their night together in vivid detail. Bea shifted her recollection to Andrew and the next few nights of wanton lust they shared after Tessa left the resort. An ache returned between her thighs signaling her body wasn’t ready to give him up as quickly as her logical mind wanted. “It could never work.” She rolled onto her side and clutched her pillow, fat tears finally rolling into the goose down.  Bea allowed herself a healthy cry before rising from the refuge of her bed. After quickly brewing a latte`, she settled onto the c…