COVER REVEAL: Hunger (Vampires Realm #8) by Felicity Heaton – Release Date 5/10/2014 (@FelicityHeaton)

Originally posted on Pure Textuality:

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Betrayed by one of her own and turned into a vampire, hunter Eve is consumed by her hunger for vengeance and has spent five years surviving hell, driven to take the life of the man she once loved. But just as she is about to close in on the hunter-turned-vampire, an event is set in motion that threatens to see him slip beyond her grasp forever—the leader of her bloodline has sent an escort to bring her to the family’s mansion. To a nest of the very creatures she once hunted and loathes.

A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of service, Tor is a man of discipline and loyalty, never straying from his mission or the rules set out for him, and has purged all his weaknesses, including his emotions.

But the moment he meets the broken, fiery female he is to escort to Oslo, something dangerous awakens in him…

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Teaching Language through Creative Writing

Originally posted on Limebird Writers:

Children of all cultures know story. Whether they’ve been read to, read on their own, or listened to a storyteller – people connect and learn through the familiar tool of story.

In 2010, the US Census reported the United States had over 40 million foreign-born people. The National Center for Education Statistics cited an increase in students speaking a language other than English at home, from 4.7 million in 1980 to 11.2 million in 2009. Needless to say, English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are offered in most public school systems.

Typically, foreign-born students come straight to school barely knowing much more than a few necessary words to get them through the day. They learn the language and culture of their new country through various methods taught at school.

We have a small percentage of foreign-born students in our school system. George was born in Vietnam. His parents, also native…

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“Blue Horizon” & “Beauty & the Highlander” by Hildie McQueen (spotlight & reviews)

Originally posted on WHO'S REVIEWS:

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Book: Blue Horizon

Author: Hildie McQueen

American Western Historical Romance

Length 56 Pages

ASIN: B00IRDI2LQ

Amazon Link: http://goo.gl/LxrwE8

Barnes & Noble: Link not available yet

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Blurb

(Book 4 – Shades of Blue Series) Josiah McClintock finds himself at a crossroads. A choice between remaining in Alder Gulch or returning to his previous life. A life that he’s kept hidden from everyone, including Laura, the woman in his care after a terrible tragedy.

Laura Foster isn’t sure she has a reason to live after so many losses. Although she doesn’t understand why Josiah insists on being her protector, his presence in her life becomes the only beacon of hope for a future.

Will they be able to ever come together and when they do will their love overcome secrets, tragedies and the danger that looms?

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Tara’s Review

Blue Horizon is a heart breaking and heart warming historical western. First off…

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The Brutish Passion

Open window drapes
The light inside is dim
Lamplight spreads hauntingly.

Continual tranquility
The night wind moans
Time and memories rise.

Descends within the journal
Unmitigated parity
Hovering stance.

A carnal species
Ardent crescent moon
The brutish passion.

He fills me with longing
The sure, sweet, cement glue and lime of love
Lightning in his veins.

A soul kiss
Primal longing
Warrior adorning my nakedness.

Sweet agony of passion
Infinite longing
The roar of our hearts.

Pools of lust volcanic
Deep-set innermost core
Torment of seduction.

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Blog Tour with Giveaway & Review – A Ripple Through Time by Tania Bogart

Originally posted on I Feel the Need, the Need to Read:

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Book: A Ripple Through Time

Author: T. D. Bogart

Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC

Synopsis

What if an unspoken past finally found its voice? After inheriting a damaged painting and a handful of journals from his grandfather, Ryan, and his girlfriend Natalie, find themselves immersed in a mystery. Ryan is a third generation Naval Academy graduate and Natalie restores paintings. Together, they begin to unravel clues that lead them down a twisting path of raw emotion and vivid memories as they are taken back to the 1940′s.

This journey unveils the previously unknown world of WWII veterans Derrick and Jianna, as their relationship faces the hardships of war and the reality of sacrifice. Derrick and Jianna must learn to evolve, adding to the love they share and the strength that comes from enduring trying times of combat. While overcoming events that cripple the foundation of who they…

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One Flesh

Morning greetings
Heartfelt embrace
Irresistible temptation.

Undertow
The ghost of a shadow
Visible garment of god.

One flesh
Pulse of the soul
He rises and falls upon me.

Hovering
One flesh to behold
Earthshine.

A glow within
His silken array
Rough sea.

Tableau on the landscape
Full measure
Draws to a peak.

Dwell in my arms
At a slow pace
The wine of his kiss.

Warm to the touch
Element of symmetry
I give him shelter.

Immortal bliss
Ecstasy of love
Tranquility of the shore.

Our carnal tango
I purr deep in my throat
In the here and now.

I groove to his quiver
The sweat from his brow
Breathless whisper.

My golden shroud
Fierce hunger of his lips
Savage flame.

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Writing retreats aka binge writing: pros and cons

Originally posted on Doctoral Writing SIG:

By Susan Carter

I am at a desk overlooking trees soaking up misty rain. This post represents a spasm of procrastination from the article that I’m writing on what is for me a new area of research interest.

Beside me I have an ambitious stack of reading for the week; I need to get my head round recent literature. In front of me, the laptop, currently showing my resurrected Endnote library—somehow I have lost a more recent version so need to move on and recreate. Around me, other women academics are also writing, including a couple of them finishing their PhD theses, and a couple who are newly graduated and now pumping out articles to meet their post-doc grants’ mandates.

It’s the third day of one of Barbara Grant’s writing retreats for academic women. I have read five articles and skimmed two journals—two books and another five journals sit waiting…

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