Feb 112016
 

Dancing with the Flame coverTelling Stories in a Different Way

I fell ill in 2012 with what was eventually diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. I was unable to do anything. I wasn’t allowed to read, to write, to watch television. Not that I would have been able to do that anyway. All I could do was sleep. Being unable to write or read nearly killed me. I lived for words in all their different forms. As I lay bedridden, the stories continued in my head in one ceaseless stream.

After two weeks I was able to read again. I threw myself into reading anything I could get my hands on. While I was thrilled to be reading again, there was a block with my writing. I struggled for weeks with the brain fog, the numbness in my head, with the inability to type anything more than a word or two at a time. The stories were still there, I just had to find a different way to tell them.

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Feb 112016
 

Dancing with the Flame coverDancing with the Flame by Jamieson Wolf
Release Date: February 5, 2016
Publisher: Wolf Flow Press
Pages: 214
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Following the Number One Best Sellers, Talking to the Sky and Walking on the Earth, Dancing with the Flame contains poems that are part memoir and part journey towards self-love.

They are Wolf’s attempt to not only find balance but to love all parts of himself, even those that are most difficult to love

They are a testament to the strength of the human spirit. The poems show us that whatever life throws at us, with courage anything is possible.

With unflinching honesty, Wolf talks about disease, sexuality, physical disability and the healing power of love.

 

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Feb 102016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Kristina Wright to Romancing the Book. Kristina, will you share a short bio with us?
Kristina: Kristina Wright is a full-time freelance writer and the editor of a over dozen erotic romance anthologies, including Fairy Tale Lust and the Best Erotic Romance series. She has written for Harlequin and HarperCollins Mischief and her short fiction has appeared in over one hundred print anthologies, while her nonfiction has appeared in publications as diverse as the Washington Post, USA Today, Narratively, Scary Mommy, Cosmopolitan and more. She holds a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University and a M.A. in Humanities from Old Dominion University and she has taught college composition and world mythology at the college level. She lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband and their two young sons. She blogs regularly at Mom.me and Bookbub.com and you can find her online at kristinawright.com, @KristinaWright on Twitter and facebook.com/kristinacw.

 

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Feb 102016
 

The One Who Got Away edited by Kristina Wright
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 256
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

We all have… that One, the one who got away. The one we fell for or simply were attracted to, but we never got. That One, but not necessarily The One, at least not the first time around. That One who slips into our fantasies late at night when we’re feeling melancholy or nostalgic. Maybe we took a chance once and it simply didn’t work out. Maybe we never took the chance… and we wish we had. We all have the name of the One Who Got Away tattooed on our heart, always with us, never forgotten.

There is something hopelessly romantic about the idea of connecting with a long lost love. This luscious Cleis Press collection of second chance stories celebrates longing and loves that, whether by fate or by design, are at last requited and fulfilled.

 

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Feb 092016
 

Caprice by Cassidy Ryan
Series: Lust Bites
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 41
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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She never intended to fall in love.

Jennifer thought that accepting a job as PA to the owner of a high-class call-girl agency would bring some excitement to her life, but it turns out to be no more exciting than being the PA to a used car salesman. She is on the verge of quitting when the agency is contacted by reclusive artist, Mason Greene, looking to hire a girl for the week. Jennifer see’s this as her chance to finally add a little spice to her humdrum life. So, she becomes Caprice, and heads off to Mason Greene’s private island.

But secrets never stay secret for long. What will happen when the truth catches up with Jennifer?

 

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Feb 092016
 

RTBProduct

Dimmable Desk Lamp
Manufacturer: MAXOAK
Weight / Size: 5.5” (base dia) x 3.4” (head dia) x 17.3” (height)
Source: Product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • O ring light head design and highly flexible neck design with 360 Degree rotation Adjustable, you can twist it to different heights and angles to meet your different lighting requirements
  • Touch sensitive control to control the brightness of the LED desk lamp
  • Dimmable Eye care LED desk lamp with 16-pieces LED bulbs comply with international standard and built in lithium-ion battery allows 5+ hours working time, battery life span is more than 10+ years of normal use
  • Automatic memory- Light intensity setting retention. The last setting is retained
  • What you get: 1 Pcs * Eye care LED desk lamp(L1), 1 pcs * Micro USB charging cable, 1 pcs* user manual, 1 pcs *warranty card, 1pcs* message card

 

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Feb 092016
 

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Digital Multimeter
Manufacturer: HoldPeak
Size: 6.6 x 2.4 x 3.5 inches
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

The Multi-meter is Characterized at Slim Size, Portable, Stable Performance and Anti-dropping Capacity. Using 6000 Digits LCD Monitor with Character 22mm High. They Offer Clear Readings. With Overall Circuitry Design Centering on Large-scale IC A/D Converters in Conjunction and Over-load Protection Circuit, the Meters Give Excellent Performance and Exquisite Making as a Handy Utility Instrument. The Meters can be used to Measure DC & AC Voltage, DC & AC Current, Resistance, Capacitor, Frequency, Positive Diode Voltage Fall, Battery Power, Temperature and Continuity.

 

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Feb 082016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Sacchi Green to Romancing the Book. Sacchi, will you share a short bio with us?
Sacchi: Sacchi Green is a writer and editor of erotica and other stimulating genres. Her stories have appeared in scores of publications, including eight volumes of Best Lesbian Erotica, four of Best Women’s Erotica, five of Best Lesbian Romance, Best Transgender Erotica, Best Fantasy Erotica and Penthouse. In recent years she’s taken to wielding the editorial whip, editing ten lesbian erotica anthologies including Lesbian Cowboys, Girl Crazy, Lesbian Lust, Women with Handcuffs, Girl Fever and Wild Girls, Wild Nights, all from Cleis Press, and Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire (Lethe Press). Seven have been Lambda Literary Award Finalists, and two of them, Lesbian Cowboys and Wild Girls, Wild Nights, have been Lambda winners. A collection of her own work, A Ride to Remember from Lethe Press, was also a Lambda Finalist.

Sacchi can be found online at http://sacchi-green.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/sacchi.green . She resides in western Massachusetts, with frequent getaways to a cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and occasional forays into the real world.

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Feb 082016
 

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year edited by Sacchi Green
Series: 20th Anniversary Edition: 1
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Cleis Press’ most lauded editor, Sacchi Green assumes the helm of one the most-heralded and best-selling series, Best Lesbian Erotica. This match made in book publishing heaven is also a fan fave whose readers range from 18 to 80 and who can’t get enough of the Lambda Award–winning Sacchi Green’s scorching hot stories of lesbian sex. From lust-at-first sight quickies to long-time companions, this voracious volume is the stuff of every woman’s fantasy. With secret desires, coming-out, and coming-of-age stories and deeper explorations of what Green describes as “the fiercer shores of sex,” Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 aims to please and leave you satisfied.

 

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Feb 052016
 

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

 

Piper pic 300 dpiJen: Today we welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Piper Huguley. Piper, will you share a short bio with us?
Piper: Piper G Huguley, named 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, is a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist and is the author of “Migrations of the Heart,” a five-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th century featuring African American characters, published by Samhain Publishing. Book one in the series, A Virtuous Ruby won the Golden Rose contest in Historical Romance in 2013 and was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2014. Book four, A Champion’s Heart, was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2013.

Huguley is also the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The series follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. On release, the prequel novella to the “Home to Milford College” series, The Lawyer’s Luck, reached #1 Amazon Bestseller status on the African American Christian Fiction charts. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins.

She blogs about the history behind her novels at http://piperhuguley.com. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son.

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