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Tuesday Tales and a Groovy New Year!

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Happy December Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches,
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the word prompt, new year. opens so many possibilities, doesn't it? Let's peek in on when Lola and Marty first met. Happy New Year everyone!!
“C’mon, you’re gonna miss the ball drop.”  I threw a handful of popcorn in Lola’s direction. “I will reiterate, back around Halloween when you asked if I wanted to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, I believed you invited me to New York.” “If I was gonna take you to New York for the New Year, we’d at least be sharing a bed.” I raised my eyebrows a few times. “Aw, chex mix, Marty. Why’d you have to go and drag sex into our friendship?” Lola pulled a few fluffy popped kernels out of her curls. She settled in next to me on the couch. “Do you think Dick Clark is immortal?” I studied the wrinkled image of the famous host with a crooked smile. On my sixty inch screen, the man looked every bit his a…

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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My name is Brian Jones. I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.
Short and sweet this week. During this season of love and celebration, please give the gift of HOPE for those living with MS. Join the fight to find a cure by supporting me in my 10thBikeMS. Please visit my page at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Brian2015to make a donation.
May you all have a joyous and very Merry Christmas.

Depression Fecking Sucks, Not Just Hurts

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I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost three years.
Thank you for listening, periodically, I will have a new installment chronicling my journey-
DEPRESSION CAN BE PAINFUL
Although this time of year brings a warm glow to the core of most folks, we have a subset of people struggling to even wake up on Christmas Day.
Depression/Anxiety/Bi-Polar/Fibromyalgia/MS/Sjogrens/Lupus/too many to list… Some seek help, some give up, some learn to live with it. It's not an easy life, but, it's one worth living. Which is the hardest part of all to remember, especially when you're in physical and mental pain.

I had some of that pain yesterday....


I made the horrible mistake of miscalculating my Lyrica prescription  before it ran out. Taking the last pill on Monday morning, I called the script in to my amazing Kroger pharmacy. I arrived about 8:45 pm that night to…

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks.
My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome.
Hugs-
My name is Brian Jones.
I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.



As I celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the many things I am thankful.A loving wife, a roof over my head, food on the table, a good job, and many wonderful friends and family.It’s funny how the one thing I tended to forget to be thankful, is the one thing I took for granted…good health.In my association with the National MS Society, I have met many wonderful people who live with his disease.While many may be quick say they would rather not have MS, they are st…

Trading Downloads for Food Donations...Yes, I Am!

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Ahoy and very Merry Christmas!

Tis the season of giving, and I'm ready to do my part. I'm offering my newest release, Split the Uprights, free on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes/Noble until 12/25. For every download over 100, I'll donate one pound of food to the local food bank.

We are doing great so far!
Book Summaries full and sample downloads 151!

So, 51 pounds of food as of now! But, I want to give more!!

Please spread the word, I'd love to give from what I've received from you. You get the gift of a free read! Someone gets a meal...makes me feel good.

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Split the Uprights Blurb--What happens when you mix men and women in a fantasy football league? Lots of sexy competition and instant rivalries. Owner of Fantasy Leagues, Lola Fontaine, maintains two identities, one as loving matchmaker and the other as ball busting Dominatrix. In the LockHim Room, her muscle toned guys never know what to expect.
With…

Tuesday Tales - I'm a Survivor

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Happy December Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches,
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the following word prompt, dance. Will Sharlyn survive?
“When I made this decision, I didn’t have to think. I moved into action mode and wanted to get it done. Now, I wonder, will I ever dance at my sister’s wedding? Will I even be invited?” “Marty, you’re an incredible man, with a huge heart. I’m only sorry I didn’t see it sooner. I suppose I did, I just pretended it was all a lie.” I was so torn, I still loved Lola, but, I couldn’t forget what she did. Every time I see Sharlyn, I see Lola. The beautiful younger version, full of the goodness and kindness Lola never had. I knew it from the beginning, but, I’d hope she would change. People don’t change. “Lola, if I’m lucky enough to be a part of Sharlyn’s life, I don’t know how to do it and avoid you. It kills me so much inside, wanting you so much, loving you so much. I don’ t know how to le…

Making a Difference - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks.
My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome.
Hugs-


My name is Brian Jones.







I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.

A sobering stat I learned while attending the National MS Leadership conference in Ft. Worth, TX.More than 50% of MS patients will develop a progressive form of the disease, which can lead to diminished motor functions robbing the patient of the ability to walk, or even hold utensils to eat.While there are FDA approved modifying drugs to treat relapsing forms of MS, there are still no treatments for progressive forms.Money raised thru events, such as BikeMS, are cur…

Tuesday Tales - It's a Whiteout...Maybe

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Happy December Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches,
for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the following beautiful picture prompt. Will Lola ever find peace? Just 300 words for this captivating image. Enjoy

“I wasn’t always a slutty alcoholic, right?” “Those things, they…they weren’t your fault. Besides, those do not make who you are, just some choices you made. Negativity or positivity isn’t intrinsic, neither defines us.” Who the hell made mother some existentialist? “Mamma, I made choices. I can’t blame an evil twin.” “You didn’t do bad things on purpose.” “Stop making excuses for me. I’m trying to work the steps. I can’t do it with blinders on. I accept responsibility.” “No!” “You don’t know how much this hurts if you don’t accept my amends, accept my sins. I need this from you.” Laverne gripped her purse tightly in her lap, as if it was a life preserver. “Can we talk?” “It’s what we’re doing.” “I failed you. I failed yo…

Making a Difference - New Feature in The Locker - Eradicate MS

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I try to host a health related post each week in The Locker. I like to share my experiences in the hopes of helping someone else. I've decided to make a little turn and have a guest host for the next few weeks. My friend Brian is a beast. He cycles more miles in a year than I probably drive in my car. He has a passion for health, and shares an equal passion to eradicate MS. Please be kind to Brian and give him a warm welcome. Hugs- My name is Brian Jones.


I am an avid cyclist riding to rid the world of Multiple Sclerosis.




10 years ago I began my journey with BikeMS, an event to raise money and awareness for MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system.I ride in honor of seven amazing women who live with MS every day.My goal is to raise $100K ten years.To attain this goal I need to raise $20K in the 2015 event.Please visit my page at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Brian2015for more information, and to make a donation.With everyone's help we can: STOPdisease progress…

Executing a Raid on Tuesday Tales!

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Happy Fall Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches, for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week our group writes to the word prompt raid. What kind of raid are we talking about? You'll just have to keep reading.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL! Book One of the Fantasy Leagues is now available. You can get a hint from there. Free on Smashwords!



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“When planning a verbal raid, you better come prepared with enough emotional ammunition.” Lola walked the floor, occasionally chewing her thumbnails. “You told me chewing my nails was a disgusting habit.” “I don’t give a shit, I have so many disgusting habits, one more isn’t going to hurt anything today.” She yelled, flinging her arms into the air. “You look like shit, again. Have you been drinking?” “No, absolutely not, I haven’t touched a drop. But, thank you for reminding me. The roar in my brain wasn’t loud enough to get the point across.” “What kind of verbal raid are you talking about?” “I need to talk to the o…

Re-Gifting

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I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost three years.
Thank you for listening, periodically, I will have a new installment chronicling my journey- ***
***we will return to Just Out of My Grasp with a special guest blogger next week.


RE-GIFTING, REALLY?
Learn how to be thankful…
Yes, I said it right, sometimes we have to relearn how to be thankful. I’m completely spoiled, as is most people around me, yet, I still complain about money. I think it’s just selfishness. I need to learn about being truly grateful 365 24/7. Count your blessings every day.
Before I begin, happy happy 30th birthday to my baby brother, Samuel. Happy happy 26th birthday to my oldest baby, Aaron. Happy Happy 27th birthday to my bonus daughter, Ashley. Three most amazing blessings in my life.
Now, on to the fun stuff- Re-Gifting
Re-Gifting – “The act of taking a gift that has been received and …

Tuesday Tales are Stark Today....guess who's talking

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Happy Fall Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches, for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week we write to the word prompt stark. I just can't tell you who's talking! It gives too much away. Book One of the Fantasy Leagues is now available. You can get a hint from there. First 25% free for download!



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"She is a stark reminder of what my life could have been. Sharlyn can't die, she's barely had a chance to live.” She paused, her body stiffened and she looked down. "Maybe she might even want a chance to get to know me."  "I'm sorry Sharlyn is going through this. I never thought about wanting children. I've always been too busy. Sometimes I think an extension of me would be more of a curse than a blessing I'd put on a child."

"You'd be a wonderful mother, with your gifts, adventurous nature, and huge heart. I've witnessed it. Your dogged determination to make life better …

My First Ever Self-Published Book! SPLIT THE UPRIGHTS!

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new release day for me!!

Okay, I self-published my first book this weekend. The first book in my Fantasy League series entitled, Split the Uprights.

What happens when you mix men and women in a fantasy football league? Lots of sexy competition and instant rivalries. Owner of Fantasy Leagues, Lola Fontaine, maintains two identities, one as loving matchmaker and the other as ball busting Dominatrix. In the LockHim Room, her muscle toned guys never know what to expect. 
With reclusive statistician, Eugene Carlton, they believe they have the perfect formula for romance. All their success takes a place on the Wall of Flame. But, do they really know anything about true love connections? 
She takes awkward Danika Parker under her wing and teaches her everything she doesn't know about love. However, in the process, they establish risky boundaries, pushing the envelope normally established for just friends. Danika takes an interest in fellow participant, Finn Maxwell, the man still searching …

Tuesday Tales Will Telling the Truth Doom Love?

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Happy Fall Tuesday Tales... Today, I return to my current WIP, a Game of Inches, for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week we write to the beautiful picture prompt below. Three hundred words...what can I set up for you? Will Lola tell Marty the truth?




“I love living here. I had to move far enough away the memories of you couldn’t haunt me.” “A breathtaking view.” I imagined his place in the summertime, when the waxy leaves shone a bright green, glistening from the reflections off the water. I imagined what it would look like covered in snow, quietly falling with a fire roaring in the living room. I imagined pulling a sheet of freshly baked cookies out of the oven, setting them on the counter to cool. I imagined everything in sixty long seconds I was doomed to never have. Marty moved cautiously, remaining behind the sofa. Apparently, an unnecessarily heavy sleigh sofa would keep me away. He completely underestimated my ninja skills. “Lola, I’m shocked you visited me. Can you please just g…

Today Beautiful Special Guest Author Flossie Benton Rogers!! and giveaway!

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Today in The Locker I have the amazing, kind, and talented Flossie Benton Rogers. She stopped by with a little snippet about her new release. Please check her out and have a chance to win her latest book!

Thank you for featuring Lord of Fire today, Davee! I’m thrilled to be here and to offer an exciting GIVEAWAY. Since this is the 5th Wytchfae book, I thought we’d start by asking the hero to share five of his favorite things.
Gabriel Hawk: Favorite Drink – “Strong coffee with a dram of fine Irish whiskey tossed in. It goes down even smoother when my delectable Wytchfae is sitting across the kitchen table from me, tantalizing me with those sleepy golden eyes of hers.”
Favorite Pastime – “You’re kidding, right? What do you think I like to do with a woman like Garnet McAnna in my arms?”
Favorite Color – “Red, as in blood red. Demons, by the way, do not bleed red.”
Favorite Place – “Not the Underworld, and damn sure not that hell hole of a club called Slice. I like the privacy of my cabin in th…

No Way November....Tuesday Tales

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to The Locker. 

Today, I move to book two of my current WIP, A Game of Inches, for my Fantasy Leagues series. This week we write, to the word prompt "flower". 

“Irony huh? I also went to see my mom. She is now hoarding jigsaw puzzles. However, we came to a mutual understanding, so, I’m looking past all the pieces scattered around in her house. They give her a feeling of completion not normally occurring in her reality. I get it.” “Only with you could I be so dumbfounded.” “You could never be dumb, Eugene, it’s why I hired you.” “A figure of speech, I intended dumbfounded as a figure of speech.” “So, here’s the deal. I will be really out of commission for a few weeks. I have a legit reason. I don’t trust anyone else to run Fantasy Leagues. Will you please stay with me to see this through and start basketball?” Silence. “Please?” “Lola, just when I think I can walk away from you, both middle fingers standing proudly, you throw in a curve ball.” “You’re helping …