Monday Musings: Goodbye 2014

Musings of A Romance Junkie


My last musing for 2014! Can you believe it’s almost 2015?! Where has this year gone? I swear it feels like I just started this blog last month when I actually made my first post in June! It’s been a turbulent year in more ways than one, and I for one am looking forward to the new year.

I have met so many wonderful authors and bloggers this year, and I want to take the time to personally thank them for their friendship and for writing such wonderful, entertaining books. You da real MVPs! (And if I didn’t shout you out, charge it to my head, not my heart).

Coco Fierce: My road dog, my sister, confidante, and all-around partner in crime. I couldn’t do it without you. You inspire and motivate to keep going when I want to quit. Your friendship means more to me than you could…

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My Top 10 Debuts of 2014

Excellent list!

Musings of A Romance Junkie

FotorCreated2014 saw the release of lots of new books by new authors. Some were great, and some not-so-great. Some were mega-hits, and some barely made the radar. There were authors who hustled and made a name for themselves, and there were some who quietly released their work quietly with little or no fanfare. I’m here for all of it!!! As you can see by my list, it’s a pretty good mix. I own all of these books and while I admit that I have not yet read all of them, they have made an impact in my reading world in some capacity. I’ve either met and befriended the author, or I’ve read the book and fallen in love with the characters or a combination of both. Either way, these authors deserve a round of applause for doing the damn thing in 2014. I can’t wait to see what they bring…

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The Gathering: Gideon and Kalie

The Book Hammock

Squeee!! Another one. Love those little companion stories. And, um… I use naughty words in this one. Hehe


You are cordially invited to the event of the season…

Please be our guest as the National Association of the Lycan Brotherhood hosts the seventy-eighth annual Gathering. The biggest event of the social season, the Gathering has become the favorite method of networking among packs and bringing together fated mates. At the Gathering, shifters from across the country show up to show off and to see who’s the true leader of the pack.

Day two of the Gathering is set aside for interpack business. Shewolf Kalie and her new mate find this truth out the hard way, as her Alpha demands she spend time with another male shifter in the hopes of an alliance. Gideon Kelly assumed finding his mate would be the hardest part of the Gathering, but watching Kalie be charmed…

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Monday Musing: U-N-I-T-Y

Excellent article – well said!

Musings of A Romance Junkie


But I ain’t seeing it in the IR community y’all! I’m not seeing it from all the authors who write the stories, and I damn sure don’t see it from the fans. If you are deep in the game as I’ve become over the last 2 years, you will know there are invisible lines of demarcation throughout. You have this sect who stay to themselves only and only promote within. Then you have this sect who go outside the fold to get the love they don’t get from their own fam. Then you have this sect who scheme and conspire to tear down other authors and/or groups who don’t conform to their agenda or who are seen as threats. Yeah, I said it because I’ve seen it, and I’ve experienced it. This ain’t rocket science. This genre is already a target that has become the literal bottomless pit of the…

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Coming Soon: Defined by Others by MCV Egan

Kim Talks Books

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The Trailer for Defined by Others by MCV Egan

A Sneak Peek at Chapter One of Defined by Others

Chapter One

I sat in Pete’s office after the video ended, staring at the screen with her frozen image. The illness that eventually took her life left her looking gaunt and ravaged. When her coffin was lowered into the grave the day before I was left feeling as if with her body, her casket, her illness they were also burying that which makes life an adventure and with that much of my youth and perhaps some part of my future.
As I stared at her face my mouth felt dry, my hands had a slight tremor mimicking my lower lip, and not even in my thoughts could I quite find a word to define this moment, to describe my feelings. I burst out crying in loud, wracking sobs and I heard…

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The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop– Day 3

Tracey Livesay-Interracial Romance Author

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Day 3

Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to Day Three in our Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! Thanks for coming back. Are you having fun? Yesterday, I made a little mistake. It was supposed to be Favorite Holiday movie, but I did Favorite Holiday Recipe. My bad. I’ll find a way to correct it on another day, so make sure you stop by over the next ten days to take part in the celebration and keep me on track. Clearly, I need it. LOL I’ll also give you more fodder for your TBR pile as I introduce you to loads of new authors!

Today, it’s one of my favorite Cocktail Recipes: Whiskey Punch!

I make this recipe a few days before Christmas and then we drink it and play cards Christmas evening. It’s reminiscent of whiskey sour, but on a larger scale. One cup and jokes are funnier than ever before…

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Nice and Naughty $0.99 Sale! ~ #ASMSG #EroticRomance #LVLewisNovels

L. V. Lewis


I have many things to be thankful for this holiday season, not the least of which is my husband’s and my health, an extended family that has been battered but isn’t broken, three children with us and the angel we lost many years ago but have never forgotten, an opportunity to have my books featured by the inimitable Ms. Colleen Hoover, my Facebook Group The Block and its admins, and a group of engaged readers who still believe I have something entertaining to share with them.

I am full to overflowing with gratitude to you for making a life-long dream of mine come true. Sure, it hasn’t been without it’s adversity, but I wouldn’t trade what I have the privilege of doing now for anything else in the world.

So, I really want to give readers an opportunity to get all my books for the low price of $0.99! That…

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This is what happens to your body if you drink warm honey-lemon water in the morning

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This is what happens to your body if you drink warm honey-lemon water in the morning

Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace elements which we absolutely need. Lemon with water can be considered the best natural energy booster. When we wake up in the morning, our bodily tissues are dehydrated and are in need of water to push out toxins and rejuvenate the cells. In other words, this homemade “lemonade” helps eliminate internal toxins, regulating proper kidney and digestive tract functions by forcing them to work as smoothly as possible.

20 Unbelievable Reasons To Start Your Day With Water and Lemon

  1. Water with lemon provides the body with electrolytes which hydrate your body. As lemons contain good amount of electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  2. Water with lemon is good for…

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20 Pictures Of Baby Pandas That Will Instantly Make Your Day Better

Thought Catalog

Sometimes you need an encouraging word to get you out of a funk. Sometimes a good drink will do it as well. However, one thing that never fails is a bunch of pictures of baby pandas. Enjoy! TC Mark

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