Audiobooks to listen to: Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words

Hello and welcome!

I just finished one of the best audiobook I listened to this year and I thought I should share it with you.

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Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words” is a laugh-out-loud romcom with a few cringe-worthy (for Heidi that is) situations and some hawt scenes too. I learned a few new expressions too.

Uff da is one of them, I learned that is used to express surprise, relief, exhaustion, astonishment, and dismay. It kind of means “drats!”, “oops!”, “ouch!”, “Oh no!” or “Okay!”

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I need one of these in my life LOL

Cowritten by USA Today best-selling author Tara Sivec and award-winning narrator Andi Arndt, a hysterically funny, heartfelt romance about starting over and taking chances.

Nothing good ever comes from drinking a box of wine alone. So when I decided to entertain my drunken self by setting up some hand-me-down podcasting equipment and reading the steamy parts from romance novels, I never thought anyone would actually listen. The fact that I admitted my huge crush on my sexy next door neighbor made the whole thing even more mortifying. But sometimes life surprises you, and that’s how my podcast, Heidi’s Discount Erotica, was born.

Now I, Heidi Larsen, a sweet former kindergarten teacher in Waconia, Minnesota, lead a scandalous double life reading erotic novels to the listening world. And with each episode, I find myself embracing my new alter ego more and more. Now I’m starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin and do things I never would have dreamed of – like kissing my neighbor.

Look out, Waconia, because Heidi’s on the loose! She’s in your ears, in your hearts, and down your pants…wait, that didn’t sound as good as it did in my head. Well, you get the picture, don’tcha know!

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My review:

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Performance 5 out of 5 stars
Story 5 out of 5 stars

“sweet and hilarious”
One of the best books I listened to this year. Sweet, innocent Heidi comes out of her shell and oh boy what a ride. Hilarious at times where I burst out laughing, startled quite a few people around me, at work or in the elevator. DO NOT DRINK OR EAT while listening to this! I loved the interactions between Heidi and her quirky parents and the Aunt is my fave character. Love Brent, her hawt neighbour. They get their HEA, but there are a few twists I so didn’t expect. My first book by Ms. Sivec and I am looking forward to discovering more of her books.

Ms. Arndt is one of my fave narrators, I love listening to her voices, and with this debut novel that launches her writing career, she is even more so. I really hope there will be more because I need more stories.

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Audible

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For those of you who don’t do audio there is a preorder – Amazon US
– ebook is releasing December 3, 2019

You can follow Andi Arndt on her website, FB, Twitter. I listened to many of her audiobooks and I recommend you check out her work.

Tara Sivec can be found on her website, FB, Twitter, also check out the Pinterest board for Heidi’s book and you will see who are the characters and other tidbits. A new author for me, I will definitely check out her other books.

I wonder if I can convince Andi and Tara to send one of the characters for a chat… hmm… maybe Brent? Or Heidi’s Aunt? She is my fave secondary character… hmmm

I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope there will be more books in Heidi’s world, we need more stories!!!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

 

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RTC2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs about my plans to attend Romancing the Capital in Ottawa, Canada again this year, I did and had a blast. Got to see old friends, made new ones and as usual I went over the budget by a smidge 😉

Eve Langlais and her minions rocked it as usual. Looks like this is it, at least for a while, so I am glad I went. I want to thank all the sponsors, the authors and those who helped them for a great event.

The VIP bags were full with the generous donations from the authors.

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Thursday afternoon I was so excited to finally met in person one of my longtime on-line friends, Gayle, AKA Dark Angel, and we had a great meal and got caught up on our lives.

Then in the evening, I attended the “Audio & Crafts with Deborah Cooke, Debra Dunbar, and Mandy Rosko. Check out this steampunk bracelet and key chain I made, supplies brought by Mandy Rosko.

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Got to chat with Will Dages from Findaway Voices, he actually remembered my name from the awesome giveaway I won on Twitter, I was their 1,000 follower. You should check out their website if you are an author looking to get your books in audio or distribute them.

Friday morning I attended “Romance Reader Cover Bingo with Lacey Silks where I won a box of chocolates YUM

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Then I did “Sexy Cover Puzzles with Becca Jameson.

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These are just a few, I attended more after I reigned in the migraine that hit suddenly, that was a rough one too. I took a lot of breaks and wore my sunglasses for the afternoon.

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I got to put my costume-making skills to the test again, and boy, were they tested. I could not finish it fully before the event because the day I planned to, everything went sideways and had to take care of the issues thrown my way… my DS was joking that he could see the steam coming out of my ears… which took most of the day.

So here I am on the night of the Steampunk Ball and am trying to put together the costume… but again… the corset was giving me attitude, the boots didn’t fit because my ankles were swelled up (I had to settle for my funky clogs), hot flashes and my hands were not cooperating… seemed like something was telling me give up… but I said, dammit! I will not give up! So I didn’t 😛 I think it turned out pretty good.

I was again the BBF (book boyfriend) collector … steampunk style 😉

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My props were a couple of very old books bound in leather, the publishing year was not noted in them but one of them has a dedication and it was gifted for Christmas in 1934, two hand made leather bound journals…

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… and a chain with keys and lots of books.

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The food was excellent, there were prizes for best costumes and dancing too.

Also got a lot of charms too, I am sure I missed a few when I was down with a migraine or because a couple of authors didn’t give them if you didn’t guess the clue right. Oh well.

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Saturday morning had breakfast while attending Books Books & More Books Bingo with Becca Jameson and Elle Boon. We used caramels instead of stamps, they were yummy too.

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Then I had fun at “What’s Your Fortune… in Bed?” with Desiree Holt, Elle Boon, Susan Hayes, NJ Walters, and Zoe York. You should have heard the riotous laughter as the readers got to read their fortune cookies and acting them out. These were the ones I got… adding at the end “… in bed”.

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Later I was at “Draw a Stickman Cover!” with Mina Carter, Susan Hayes, and J Thompson. Had a few laughs at my stickman drawings of the covers LOL

Also attended “Two Truths and a Lie” with Molly O’Keefe, Deborah Cooke, Susan Hayes, Ellis Leigh, Zoe York, and Lilith Darville. I won one book from Ellis Leigh when I guessed her trivia.

Then I attended Milly’s World Lunch, hosted by Milly Taiden, Ophelia Bell, Godiva Glenn, Sheri Lyn, Jennifer Wedmore, Roxanne Witherell. I was sitting at Godiva’s table and got chatting, a new author for me and I am looking forward to discover her books. We got a tote bag with goodies from the authors.

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Then there was the book signing, I got to chat with the authors (got lots of swag for you),  other readers and bloggers. Here is my loot 🙂

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OY this is getting to be a long post and if you got this far in reading, you deserve a shot at the giveaway a bag full of swag and a couple of signed books generously donated by Freya Barker and Mina Carter.

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Just tell me in the comments who is your ultimate book boyfriend, with name, book title and author. If you can’t choose, give me the latest one 😉

Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Open internationally! GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

NEW RELEASE – Then There Was You: A Single Parent Collection

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She was never supposed to happen, and her baby girl sure as hell wasn’t part of my plans.

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Both having been heartbroken in very different ways, Kayla and Caleb find themselves in a very unlikely situation where they can’t deny the electricity coursing between them. Can love really bring them back to life?

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My Chat with Hope – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 9

Hello and welcome!

Another heroine is joining me for a chat. She is quite interesting. Enjoy!

What is your full name?
My full name is Hope.

Do you have a nickname?
Nope. It’s just Hope.

What is one word best describes you?
Unearthly

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A pinafore that shimmers like dragonfly wings over a snow-white cotton blouse and peacock-blue sandals.

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Oh, I love those!

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes, I think she did. I’m quite secretive, so she could only go with what I allowed her to imagine.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Humans who say I don’t exist.

What is your favourite dessert?
Rainbow Ice Cream.
I never had that, sounds yummy.

What is your favourite drink?
Sparkling lemonade.

What is your greatest fear?
That children will one day be unable to see the magic.

What is your favourite colour?
All of them.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A smile.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Being absolutely anywhere with Matthew.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Not very ticklish, though I discovered I have a tickly spot behind my ear. Matthew sometimes kisses me there, and it makes me giggle.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Baked apples and pine cones. Reminds me of Christmas.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Matthew is the only man who has ever caught my interest. I gave up eternity for him and would do it again without hesitation.
Eternity?

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Matthew. He is my life.

What is one word best describes him?
Genuine.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
No, not part of a series. Though that may change should the author decide to do a sequel. I’ll whisper a suggestion in her ear.

Thank you Hope for joining me today. I am looking forward to reading your story.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with Hope. Have you figured out what she is? She hails from “Matthew’s Hope” by Avril Borthiry.

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Author Bio

Avril was born and raised in the beautiful and historic region of Cumbria, northwest England, but now resides in Ontario, Canada. A lover of history, legend, and romance, her books embrace those elements. Her Celtic roots also weave their way through much of her writing, and she does have a wee bit of a dark side too, which sneaks out now and then.

She also has a pretty amazing family, some fantastic friends, and a very cute pooch.

Feedback on her books is welcome, and replies to emails (providing they make it safely into her inbox) are guaranteed.

Follow Ms. Bothiry on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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This concludes the chat series with characters in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Make sure you check out the previous 8 chats, lots of fun. I hope you enjoy them.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Albert – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 8

Hello and welcome!

Enjoy the chat with my next guest.

What is your full name?
Albert Cowden

Do you have a nickname?
Sometimes I’ve been called “Doc” by close friends.

What is one word that best describes you?
Complicated

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A blinding-white Oxford shirt, jeans, and sandals.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes and no. She understood my longing to find the love of my life before it was too late, and she realized how frustrated I was with everybody hovering around me as if I were an invalid—which I’m NOT—but I don’t think she truly understood the complicity of my nature. Her readers will, though. Some will recognize themselves in me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Rose and I were fooling around, she’d push me away, giggling, afraid we’d get caught, but then she’d tilt her chin in that funny way with a smile that lit up her eyes, and I knew then and there we’d be together again soon. I had to be patient!

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple crisp—the kind my wife Jean makes. The buttery crust melts in my mouth. Although she overcooks chicken sometimes, Jean prepares mouth-watering meals and desserts for our family.

What is your favourite drink?
I enjoy a chilled glass of Chardonnay while sitting on the porch watching the sun come down over Silver Birch Bay.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying before righting the wrong that has haunted me for decades.

What is your favourite colour?
Kingfisher-blue. My granddaughter, Lauren, says my eyes are kingfisher-blue, but that’s not why I like the colour best. Kingfishers remind me of the cottage. I often see one perched on a tree before it plunges headfirst into the bay after a fish. But the belted kingfisher also eats amphibians, insects, small mammals, and reptiles. Although you asked about colour, I couldn’t help myself from digressing about this specific bird because my science brain never shuts off.
Kingfisher-blue? Doing a quick web search… aaah…

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What is the perfect romantic date?
I’d take the boat—the Cobalt, not the runabout— with Rose across the bay to the island. We’d sit on one of the large flat rocks on the northside of the island, where there aren’t many people, if any, and share a picnic of wine, smoked gouda, or another exotic cheese, and salty crackers (not the kind that tastes like cardboard). Later, warmed by both the wine and sun, we’d peel off our clothes and go swimming, then, well . . .
Smoked Gouda is my fave cheese YUM

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish on my neck or under my arms or even on my feet, which are common places for people to feel ticklish, but I am somewhat ticklish along my spine when the touch is exceptionally light. I like a soft touch, and I like tickling others in fun.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The aroma of cornbread just out of the oven is my favourite smell. It reminds me of the first time I went to the reserve, which was when the chief’s wife served Rose and me tea with cornbread. I smothered my portion in butter and honey. Delicious!

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I assume you expect me to say that what catches my eye about a woman is her smile, her figure, or her eyes. But what draws my attention to a woman most is her demeanour, especially one that’s warm, positive, accepting of me and herself —not needy. I can see this in her body language and face.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Hmm . . . Maybe.

What is one word that best describes her?
Captivating

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Readers can expect to see some of the characters from Moonshadow in future novels. They’ll be surprised by the settings and circumstances in the new books, however. Surprises will be the norm.

Thank you Albert for chatting with me. Looking forward to reading your story.

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Did you enjoy the chat with Albert? He is the hero in Moonshadow by Joy Lynn Goddard with Daniel Pike.

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Check out the trailer on youtube

Author Bio

Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. Drawing from her experiences as a teacher, she has written a picture book, a middle-grade novel, and five coming-of-age novels, beginning with the award-winning Daredevils. While engaged in sports and adventures, her characters face issues that are relevant today–cyber-bullying, peer pressure, blended families, mental illness and more–which have inspired readers of all ages. A former journalist, she had numerous articles and short stories published and more recently teamed up with her husband Dan to write an adult anthology, a parody based on the real estate industry. Moonshadow, her latest collaboration with Dan, is also adult fiction. Next, they will be writing a murder mystery about the wine industry. They live in Guelph and Belleville, ON, where she writes and teaches, he’s in sales and volunteer work and they spend time with family.

Follow Ms. Goddard on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Come back tomorrow for part 9 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Hayley – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 7

Hello and welcome!

Another heroine is joining me today, read on and find out who she is.

What is your full name?
Hayley Elizabeth Fitzgibbon

Do you have a nickname?
Rory calls me ‘Hales’. Since we were kids. I used to dislike it but these days, it’s not so bad.

What is one word best describes you?
Passionate.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black skirt, white tank top, and red heels.
Dayum girl! Those are wicked, stand up and let me see them better.

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Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I do, yes. Kacey realized it was time for me to tell my best friend how I feel about Rory. She didn’t allow me to hold back, and to finally confront it head on. Kacey’s encouragement means so much to me, and I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Funny jokes, the camaraderie between best friends who know one another so well that nothing is off limits. Nothing is more healing than laughter.

What is your favourite dessert?
Lemon meringue pie. My grandmother used to make the best.

What is your favourite drink?
Non alcoholic – coffee. No day can start without at least two cups.
Alcoholic – margaritas.

What is your greatest fear?
Heights. I’m not a fan of being up higher than how tall I am. I like to keep my feet on the ground.

What is your favourite colour?
Red. There are so many shades of it, I can’t pick just one.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing. I don’t like to get tangled up in anything.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Quiet time. A nice quiet dinner with great conversation, maybe a walk along the water or through a park. Good quality time, just being together and appreciating one another.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Oh my gosh. Is there anyone alive who isn’t ticklish? How could someone not be. I’m ticklish in multiple places. Especially my feet, but also under my chin, behind my knees. Well, that’s all the places I’ll tell you about.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Lilacs. They remind me of my childhood and my grandmother. The moments when we’d go pick them from around her yard. There were a gazillion lilac bushes on her land and we’d pick them fresh daily. I loved those moments and cherish the memories.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes. I believe a man’s eyes can tell so much more than what he might say verbally. I love gazing into Rory’s eyes. They always express his kindness and humour, as well the laugh-lines around his eyes are very adorable. His eyes also show me how much he loves me. Every woman should be able to read all the love her man has for her through his eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Rory, whose been in my life forever. We grew up together, have gone through so much, and we finally admitted how we truly feel about one another a few years ago.

What is one word best describes him?
Sincere. I could go on and on about all his amazing qualities, Eniko, but I love how honest and genuine he is. Rory is always sincere in his advice and guidance with me and our friends.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
The Revved & Ready books are not a series, but a collection of stories with the common theme of Mustangs. Kacey’s favourite car is the Mustang, ranging from year to year, and who doesn’t really? Their long, sleek and sexy. I think my heat-o-meter ramped up when Rory bought his many years ago. giggle The Mustang in each story also seems to be the way for everyone to come together at the crucial moments that they need to realize what’s right in front of them, what they miss, or for comfort with the past.

There are many more to come in the collection. Kacey has some incredible adventures coming up that readers will absolutely enjoy. I’m thrilled that it all started with mine and Rory’s story, 69 Mustang. Each one is more incredible than the last. Readers have to check them out.

They sound awesome, I am looking forward to reading your story. Thanks for chatting with me Hayley.

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Did you enjoy the chat? As Hayley mentioned she hails from “69 Mustang” by Kacey Hammell.

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Author Bio

Canadian author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted. These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.

Mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Follow Ms. Hammell on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 8 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Make sure you check out the previous 6 chats, lots of fun.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Zera – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 6

Hello and welcome!

Have you read the previous 5 chats? You should. They are awesome characters.

Today I have another heroine and she is kickass, I can’t wait to read her story. Read on and see how awesome she is.

What is your full name?
Zera Chancelay

Do you have a nickname?
They call my Chancy – because I tend to be a risk-taker.

What is one word best describes you?
Hmm… Badass?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My typical military issue attire for training; combat books, camo pants, white tank top and a ponytail.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Kali gets me, more so than most, I think. Deep down, I think she sees a little of me in herself. Maybe that’s what she manages to portray my thoughts and feelings so well in my story.

What makes you laugh out loud?
These days, not much. The weight of the world on my shoulders and all. If I had to pick something, I’d say the playful banter between Elyse and Ghost. Those two are polar opposites, and yet perfectly suited for each other. Under their constant bickering, they really love one another.

What is your favourite dessert?
Anything but rations, to be honest. I’m a sucker for Strawberry Cheesecake. Man, I could kill for a slice right now! We don’t get the good food on base. scrunches nose in disgust
Got some mini cakes for you, taste this one.

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What is your favourite drink?
A double Whiskey Sour. In fact, plenty of them will suit me just fine, thank you!

What is your greatest fear?
Losing everyone I love. Oh wait, been there, done that. Okay, not being able to save our two worlds from complete and utter destruction.

What is your favourite colour?
I’m partial to black, but the camo green kinda grows on me.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
My tank top and panties. I always keep my pants and boots at the edge of the bed. You never know when the enemy will be crashing through your door.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Oh, wow. I had the perfect date. Sushi, Saki, secret messages of adoration and stolen kisses in the dead of night. Other times, a good sparring session of KAPAP sets my blood on fire.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I honestly don’t know. No one’s ever dared try to tickle me. It seems most folks are a little intimidated by me.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My favourite smell is hardwood burning in the fire place. It reminds me of home. My in-laws have a beautiful cabin in the Catskills. The crackling fire is one of the few things that calm my warrior spirit.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
There’s only one man who catches my interest. His shoulder length, dirty blonde, the way the stray wisps dance around his perfect face. His full, luscious lips, tanned complexion and the gold flecks mixed in the blues of his irises. It doesn’t hurt to look at his broad, muscular shoulders and rock-solid chest, and just the site of him in his camo pants and tank top. The way it hugs his corrugated abs… sigh I’m sorry, where was I?

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Whoa, that’s a story in itself. First, I had the love of my life, then I lost him. Then, I sort of connected with a duplicate. That turned out to be a major problem, there were bullets, explosions… let’s just say, it’s complicated.

What is one word best describes him?
Perfect… stares at the wall blankly Where was I?

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Let’s just sum it up with, Kali has yet to write a complete series. She tends to be a single story kind of author as of late, but this story is just the beginning. There is room for an endless series, a TV show, major motion picture, star-studded cast like Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Hunnam… Oh man, there is no end to the possibilities. Considering how long it Kali took to write this story, it’s hard to predict the future. You know, she’s constantly distracted by her damn dragon fetish. Maybe if we genetically modify one, she’ll get inspired? Anyway, I’ve got tons of work left to do, and to be honest, there is a little unfinished business in this story. Uh hmm, eyes the author with an evil glare Kali will have to speak to that later. I will just add, I’m pushing her for more.

Thanks for taking the time to chat with me. I try to sneak online between training sessions and combat. It’s always great to see your awesome interviews on SEELKs FIRE &  ICE. I can’t believe you actually picked me to talk to! Maybe my whole saving the world assignment upped my profile?

Thank you Zera for chatting with me, I am looking forward to reading your story and I will give you a hand in nudging Kali to get more stories… and a movie with Chris and Charlie? Sign me up.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat. Zera hails from “Utopic Paradigm” by Kali Willows. The book will release in the fall. The KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle has chapter 1 from this book.

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Thank you Kali Willows for sending my next BGF for a chat, love her already. Looking forward to reading the full story.

Author Bio

Kali Willows is a multi-published, award-winning and Amazon Best-Selling author who shadows worlds of passion & intrigue. Also, founder & Proprietor of Kinderd Productions and the Ontario, Canadian event KaLiCon, Kali Willows is an Eastern Ontario-based Public Relations & Event Management graduate from Loyalist College. She carries over 25 years expertise in the respective fields of writing, publishing, graphic design, broadcast and government agencies with her.

Born and raised in Toronto, Kali now resides in the exquisite eastern Ontario countryside where she enjoys the serenity of nature. When she isn’t busy being the married mother of two, publicist and event planner extraordinaire, she shadows worlds of paranormal passion & intrigue.

Kali strives to create emotional, compelling stories and characters you can’t help but love, hate and cheer for. Captivated by her love of dragons, gargoyles and everything paranormal, she pens these delightful creatures into epic tales of romance and adventure and often infuses her passions of martial arts, music and ironic twists even she didn’t foresee.

A good cup of tea with the crackling fire gets her creative juices flowing in the wee hours of the night, when the house is quiet and she can type away to her heart’s desire.

Follow Ms. Willows on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 7 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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My Chat with James – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 5

Hello and welcome!

Thanks for joining me on Day 5 of the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

Please welcome today’s guestuhmguests?
This should be interesting.

What is your full name?
James Matthews

Do you have a nickname?
James: Nope
Mac raises his eyebrow What do you mean no? I’ve given you a couple of them.
James glares at Mac Correction, no appropriate nicknames

What is one word best describes you?
I’d say that I’m pretty loyal

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Honestly? I just got off a rather long day shift so I’m still wearing my after work baggy black t-shirt and a pair of grey sweats that have a splattered bleach stain on my left pant leg.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I really hope so! She’s still working on it currently and hasn’t finished it quite yet.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I’m always up for a good comedian or messing around with my coworkers when there isn’t a dire situation.

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple crumble

What is your favourite drink?
Let’s see… For alcohol it would have to be just straight rum on ice. For other drinks it would have to be anything peach related.

What is your greatest fear?
Being cheated and left…again

What is your favourite colour?
Hmmm…  probably blue

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
When I sleep alone, probably just boxers. When I’m sleeping with my partner I don’t wear anything, mostly because it becomes annoying when he gets all touchy-feely.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Our first one
Mac pipes in Really…? Out of all the dates that I took you on that one was your favourite? We literally just went to dinner at an Italian restaurant and then solved a murder.
Yeah, so?
Mac: ... Okay, I’m good with that…

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
James glances nervously to Mac who is now sitting on the couch beside him Very ticklish, but mainly on my ribs.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
James looking at Mac Just don’t laugh… it used to remind me of you when we were in high school.
Mac: Me?
James: Yes you, I used to smell Aloe Vera.
Mac: Seriously?
James blushing Yes… Hey! You promised you wouldn’t laugh!
Mac: I never promised anything Mac chuckles as James swats at him

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Ummm, well with my ex-wife it was the fact that she wanted me more than anything else. But I guess with other females it was always their eyes and the way that they held themselves when they walked.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
James: Y-yes well sort of. Mac? Are you going to say hi now that you sat in for most of the interview?
Mac: Hello! I’m Mackenzie and I’m-
James: Okay I think that’s enough out of you!

What is one word best describes him?
It would have to be annoying

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It is and it isn’t. It’s a single book that’s a mini series within the covers. Each chapter is its own story but it’s also in chronological order.

Thank you so much James … and Mac for stopping by today. I am looking forward to reading your stories.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with James and the surprise guest, Mac. They hail from “The Raven’s Nightingale” by Caitlyn Fournier.

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Follow Ms. Fournier on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

Author Bio

I go under the names C. B. Fournier and Caitlyn Fournier in my writing, and I’ve been writing every since I was very young. I used to write Fanfiction, then I moved on to short stories and poems, and now I’m working on writing novels. Currently a resident of Ontario, Canada.

I write books and stories that all have romance in them in one way or another. I’ve written Young Adult romances, LGBTQ+ romances, fantasy romances, and paranormal romances, all usually with darker or slightly taboo aspects in them.

I’m also a bit of an artist as I paint, sketch, and occasionally make necklaces to help inspire my writing.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 6 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Quinn – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 4

Hello and welcome!

Here we are on day 4 and today’s guest is another heroine. Read on, find out who she is and what she has to say.

What is your full name?
My full name is Quinn Grace Jamieson. Grace was my maternal grandmother’s name.

Do you have a nickname?
Mmm, not really. When I was little my parents called me Quinny. Oh, and a boy in high school used to call me “Q”. He’d said, “Good morning, Q.” or “What’s going on, Q?” Stuff like that. But he was the only one that called me that.

What is one word best describes you?
I don’t know. I guess maybe, dedicated. Ha, or maybe I should say naïve. No, I’ll stick with dedicated. It’s more positive. Anyway, it’s what I’ve heard others say about me. It’s not something I think about.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Well nothing glamorous. I’ve only been out of the hospital for a few days. The wound on my right side is still tender. So, I am wearing a loose-fitting purple t-shirt and a pair of grey boxer shorts with the waist band rolled down a little. Even though my wound is covered, I can’t stand any pressure on it.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I think so. I mean it was a pretty traumatic event for me. She did a good job showing that despite my attack I still tried to… Sorry, the memory is pretty raw. It’s a difficult thing to go through. I have an appointment tomorrow with a psychologist. You know, to talk about everything. Anyway, yes, the author portrayed my reaction accurately. It’s what I do. That instinct to try and save a life is ingrained in me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Right now, nothing. Not because I don’t want to, but because it hurts too much… physically. But what makes me laugh out loud are unexpected things. You know a quick-witted comment that you don’t expect. Or maybe an action from someone or some animal that is unexpected. Things like that.

What is your favourite dessert?
That’s a tough one. I love dessert, but I exercise every day so I can eat whatever. Well, not now. I haven’t exercised since the day of the… of the incident. Can’t for another few weeks. So, I guess I’ll be staying away from sweets for a bit, or at least full portions. Maybe, I’ll eat a little.
Anyway, if I have to pick one, I’ll say cheesecake, all kinds.

What is your favourite drink?
Alcoholic? Ciders. Non-alcoholic? It’s a toss up between coffee and water.

What is your greatest fear?
Wow! I guess I’ve lived through it. I mean that wasn’t my greatest fear until it happened. Fighting for my life… what could be worse?

What is your favourite colour?
It used to be red. Not anymore, not now. Maybe I’ll like it again some day. I do like purple too though. That was always my second favourite. I guess it’s moved ahead now.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Before incident – nothing or just underwear. Well, maybe a light t-shirt in the winter. Now, a loose-fitting tank and my underwear.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Do I have to answer this question? Sorry, it just reminds me of… him… the incident. I can’t think of romance, dating, before or in the future. I don’t know.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very ticklish. Well besides the usual places like sides, underarms, belly. I’m strangely ticklish at the back of my knees. Oh, and between my shoulder blades.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Vanilla and fresh ground coffee. The vanilla reminds me of my mother’s baking. And the coffee, well I just like the smell. Always have, even years before I liked the taste.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Sorry, I can’t answer this. Nothing, at the moment.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Next.

What is one word best describes him?
Really? Do you not know what happened to me?
Sorry, I do not know.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
No, this is not part of a series, but the author may eventually turn this short story into a full length novel.

Thank you for your time, Quinn. Wishing you speedy recovery.

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Now I am curious, what happened to her? It must be pretty bad.

Her story is “Not Worth Saving” by Sandra J. Jackson.

Follow Ms. Jackson on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

Sandra J. Jackson was born in Montreal, Quebec but has lived in Ontario for over 30 years. 

An avid reader of many genres, Sandra’s writing does not fall into any specific category. However, her goal is to create stories that pull readers into the book and make them feel as though they are a part of the story. 

Sandra’s debut novel, Promised Soul, was originally released in 2015 by her former publisher. Her second novel, Playing in the Rain – Book 1 of the Escape Series, released in September 2017 also by the same former publisher. Both books were re-released by her new publisher in early 2018. And in August of the same year, Playing in the Rain was the finalist in the Golden Box Book Awards under the science fiction category. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Author Association and is a member of Writers’ Ink. 

With book 2 of The Escape Series due to be released sometime in 2019, Sandra is currently working on editing book 3 of the series, her first trilogy.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 5 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

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My Chat with Gemini, Yvonne and Justice – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 3

Hello and welcome!

Did you enjoy day 1 and 2 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle ? I hope so and I am so glad you joined me again

Welcome to day 3, and today we have not one, not two, but three guests and I am so excited!

Gemini is a Vampire from Ancient Rome. Wealthy and educated. Emotional, impulsive, warm, loving. Centuries old yet looks like he’s 18.

Yvonne is Gemini’s human lover/partner. Artist and teacher. 35. Serious, talented, nurturing.

Justice is Gemini’s and Yvonne’s new lover. 19. Irresponsible, passionate, needy. Intelligent though uneducated.

They take seats on the large comfortable sofa across from me. Justice sits between Gemini and Yvonne, snuggling into Gemini. Yvonne wraps her hand around his.

Welcome! Welcome!

Gemini: It’s wonderful to meet you, Eniko. What a beautiful name.
Thank you!
Yvonne:
Yes, it’s lovely.
Thank you!
Justice: Hey. This is pretty cool. I’ve never been interviewed before.

Thank you for joining me today. I will be asking you some questions and hope you will answer them, my readers are very curious bunch.

Do you have a nickname?
Gemini glances at Yvonne
Yvonne: Yes, he does.
Justice: It’s Gem. And he nodding at Gemini calls her Von. I don’t really have one, though.
Gemini smiling Would you like one?
Justice: Sure.
Yvonne: Don’t we call you sweetheart?
Justice blushing Okay. Yeah. Stop it.
Gemini: Stop calling you sweetheart?
Justice: No. Stop embarrassing me.
Yvonne: Never. It’s such fun. lifts Justice’s hand and kisses the back of it

What is one word that best describes you?
Justice: Ooooh, actually can we pick a word to describe each other?

Sure, have at it.
Gemini pointing at Justice and smirking Upstart.
Justice pointing at Gemini Elitist.
Yvonne is laughing while pointing at both Concupiscent.
Gemini laughs loudly
Justice:
I’m kind of scared to ask…
Gemini: Horny.
Justice nods Okay.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Gemini looks down at himself Dark jeans and a grey sweater. Dress shoes. Watch. The usual.
Justice: Ripped jeans and a Twenty-One Pilots t-shirt. glances at Yvonne and Gemini, then whispers No underwear.

Yvonne feigning shock Justice, really. We can’t take you anywhere.
Justice smirks You just can’t undress me anywhere.
Yvonne winks at Justice We’ll see about that.

Gemini’s eyes travelling over Yvonne slowly Yvonne is wearing a chartreuse dress that I am very fond of as it shows off her assets very nicely.
Justice: Her ass?
Gemini: Assets. All of them.
Justice gazing at Yvonne with affection I have to agree.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Justice: Huh. Mostly. I come off as very young though. Younger than I am.
Gemini: Compared to me you are extremely young.
Justice: Then maybe you shouldn’t be fucking me, old man.
Yvonne laughs
Gemini: I have the body of an eighteen-year-old. So, we’re good.
Justice: Your body is younger than mine. Which is pretty mind-blowing.
Yvonne: Well, not really. It just looks like it is. You bastard.
Gemini: Yvonne, you don’t have anything to complain about. You are stunning.
Yvonne winks Should have seen me at eighteen.
Gemini: Perhaps I did.
Yvonne laughs You wouldn’t have been able to hold yourself back for all those years, trust me.
Justice turns to me This is how they are all the time. Talk about ass kissing.
Yvonne and Gemini raise their eyes at Justice
Justice snorts

What makes you laugh out loud?
Justice: Talk about ass kissing.

What is your favourite dessert?
Gemini: Justice.
Justice: Very funny.
Gemini: And true.
Yvonne: Justice covered in chocolate.
Justice blushes You guys. Seriously.

What is your favourite drink?
Justice and Yvonne stare pointedly at Gemini
Gemini shrugs Same answer. Although Yvonne comes in a close second. I am a vampire.
Yvonne: Mine is sangria.
Justice: Coke.

What is your greatest fear?
Gemini looks down, clears throat I can’t talk about that. Next question.
Justice and Yvonne both watch him
Yvonne smiling sadly Next question.

What is your favourite colour?
Gemini: Blue.
Yvonne: Red.
Justice: Right now, it’s chartreuse.
Yvonne: Darling. leans in and kisses him on the cheek

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Gemini and Yvonne both laugh
Justice: Each other?

What is the perfect romantic date?
Justice: Oh God, oh God! That time you guys took me to that movie, I can’t even remember what movie it was because I couldn’t pay attention to any of it!
Gemini: It was a Spanish film. I can’t remember either.
Justice: We sat in the back row and they…all through the movie their hands were all over me. It was fucking awesome. And kissing and … fuck. For, like, two hours.
Yvonne: Then we took you to the rooftop garden at Jennifer’s building. She was kind enough to let us up there. And keep everyone else away.
Justice: You drove me insane
Gemini: It was excruciatingly lovely, teasing and tormenting you for so long.
Justice: They finally, uh, you know, finished me. I saw stars. And not just because we were on a rooftop.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Gemini: No comment.
Justice and Yvonne both laugh

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Yvonne: Fresh cut grass. Childhood.
Justice: Pot. Sex and happiness.
Gemini: Justice. Home.

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Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Gemini: This is a free story that covers how I met Justice and rescued him from an, ahem, deadly situation.
Justice: He saved my life.
Yvonne: He brought you home.
Gemini: The next story involving the three of us is also free. It’s called Aeternum and is available on Elizabeth’s author page at Prolific Works. I believe these two stories will eventually be the beginning of a novel called Diamond Dogs. I apologize in advance for the graphically erotic nature of Elizabeth’s stories. She enjoys portraying our encounters in great detail glances at Justice and Yvonne. Although I can’t say I blame her.

I am looking forward to reading your story. I really enjoyed chatting with you, thank you for joining me today.

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Quite a fun trio, don’t you think? I am so looking forward to reading their story, titled Fangs written by Elisabeth Lister.

Follow Ms. Lister on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

Elizabeth identifies as non-binary and bisexual and seems destined to write from the male point-of-view to push the boundaries of gender and sexuality. She has published fourteen novels/novellas/shorts and lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two children. Her first novel, Beyond the Edge, received an Honorable Mention for excellence in SM/Kink/Fetish writing from the NLA-International.

Ms. Lister had a new release not long ago, check it out, sounds like a good story,  POWER TOOL, M/M contemporary/erotic romance/soft kink/graphic/enemies-to-lovers

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Come back tomorrow for part 4 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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