Book Spotlight: Silver Wolf Clan by Tera Shanley #Paranormal #Romance

Originally posted on From the Pen of Mae Clair:

SWC CoverSilver Wolf Clan
By Tera Shanley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.
Length: 129 pages
Book 1 in the Silver Wolf Clan saga

What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the…

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Book Review: Science Fiction: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Originally posted on Notes From the Darknet:

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It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.
Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat’s-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he’s turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.
Now he’s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a…

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Book Review: Nightlord by Kathy Kulig

Originally posted on Nicky Peacock - Author:


Warrior vampire Garrick Labar guards the secrets of the Guild. His comrade— vampire and sorcerer Ramon Travere—enforces the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. When Larissa Devine moves into town, both Garrick and Ramon are mesmerized and enraptured by her. They crave to claim her as their crimson swan and lover. But a new arrival is fair game and if they don’t claim her first, a band of renegades will.

Larissa finds a blistering-hot ménage with her protectors too intoxicating to resist. The immortals can’t deny their sexual attraction for her and sense her blood pulsing hot and furious whenever they are close. Erotic desires thrust her into a world of danger and seduction. When the renegade vampires attempt to destroy a hundred years of peace, Larissa is caught in the crossfire. Eternal love and carnal nights can be her future if she survives.

About the Author:

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Rain Shadow (Book 3)

Originally posted on Xavier's Book Reviews!:

Rain Shadow Book 3

Name: Rain Shadow Book 3

Author: Tess Oliver

Pages: 124

Rating: XXXXX

Review: Great read if….you enjoyed the others in the series, romance books, sex, MC books, danger, violence, action, love stories, fighting for what you love, series, and a cliffhanger!

Side note: This series is amazing! It combines so many of my favorite things! As the story continues to progress, the emotions have you riding rough and hard much like you do on the back of a Harley! Between the high strong emotional roller-coaster you experience and the steamy sex scenes, you will be on your knees at Tess’ feet begging for the next book.

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Salmon with Carrots, Green Beans AND Peach Salsa

Originally posted on In Carrie's Kitchen:

Salmon with carrots I was on the phone with my mother earlier this week, and somehow we started discussing aging. I think her doctor had recommended a book about how to live longer or age gracefully or something to that effect. As she described suggestions from the book, I could tell that they were overwhelming to her especially the sections about exercising.   But caring for yourself doesn’t mean you have to do a 180. Start with small changes and do them until you feel like they are no longer changes. For example, drink more water. Everyone seems to know that you need 8 glasses of water every day and that’s true if you are fully hydrated. I personally strive for 11 cups per day. And your liquid doesn’t need to be plain water. Unsweetened green tea is a great alternative. Check out my blog on cold brew green tea here.

So as I…

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A Simple Smoothie That Makes You Feel Like You’re In The Bahamas

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Originally posted on Professional Slippers:

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This oh-so-scrumpcious recipe was found on and I’ve never tried this one before but I love smoothies so I definitely will! Smoothies are very quick and easy and this one does not contain any dairy at all so it’s safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Everyone deserves a break, so whip up some of this, lay back, and feel the island breezes… :-)


Yield: 2 cups



1 cup water

1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

1 large frozen banana (peel and freeze before making)

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp agave, or to taste (or other liquid sweetener)

ice, if necessary



Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste. You may need more or less agave depending on how tart your berries are. Add ice…

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Let’s Talk About Opening Sentences

Originally posted on From The Mind of a Muggle:

Opening sentences are… painful. At least in my experience. There’s so much pressure riding on so few words that have to A. interest readers, B. start your story on the right path, C. sound nice, and D. essentially not be terrible.

I know that you can rewrite them. And you know that you can rewrite them. But there’s such a strong desire to get it right the first time. To be able to say that the opening sentence “just came to you” and was “always perfect.” Is that really too much to ask?… Oh, it is?… Okay.

And sometimes you write things like, “The end of the world came without warning.” But other times, it’s more along the lines of, “Katie Fischer didn’t like the bus because it was smelly and loud.” And you just… have to… *sigh* walk away from the computer and rethink your life choices for a…

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