Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday Post #83: Tea, Fluid Art and Me

Hello all.

I was trying to do a word play with the title. Anything? 
 


My February 2022 Tea bo
The ingredients to in each flavor sounded good. 



🎨 Complimentary Colors (blue/orange)

🎨6x6 canvas 

🎨Water based Acrylic 

I realized what would go wrong whenever I tried a different method of fluid art. I simply don't have all the needed supplies. So, any interpretations?


Post Rewind

πŸ“Œ 15th = Release Blitz: Light in the Dark

πŸ“Œ 22nd = Release Tour: Light in the Dark

πŸ“Œ 24th = Blog Tour: What Lies Beyond the Veil 

πŸ“Œ 25th = Cover Reveal: A Bridal Party to Remember Anthology


Currently Reading

πŸ“– tbd (I guess I am not in a rush to choose my next book.)



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Friday, February 25, 2022

Cover Reveal: A Bridal Party to Remember Anthology


A Bridal Party to Remember: A Destination Wedding Anthology, an all-new must read anthology featuring some of your favorite authors is coming June 14th and we have the dreamy cover! 

Love is in the air at this destination wedding, and Cupid’s arrow is pointed at the bridal party!

Hit the beach with eight of your favorite romance authors as they introduce you to A Bridal Party to Remember. This collection includes all new stories that are so hot, you’ll need a dip in the ocean to cool off.

Featuring

Elle Christensen

Hope Ford

Hannah McBride

Bella Matthews

Kaci Rose

Frankie Love

CM Steele

Fiona Davenport

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Blog Tour: What Lies Beyond the Veil

 


What Lies Beyond the Veil, the first must-read book in the dark fantasy Of 

Flesh & Bone Series from USA Today bestselling author Adelaide Forrest 

writing as Harper L. Woods is available now! 


Once, we’d worshipped them as Gods.

For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their 

absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the 

guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the 

boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.

Then, we died on their swords.

All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once 

again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard 

protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to 

flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a 

free woman.

Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.

But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on 

the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-

consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. 

With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t 

afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line.

My heart.

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Excerpt 

I stepped in front of the High Priest, bowing my head forward in submission as 

my mother sobbed behind me. Her wails echoed through the gardens, each one striking 

against my heart.

“Kneel,” the High Priest said, the order a murmur between the two of us as he 

guided me forward. The Veil swayed just in front of me, close enough to touch, and for 

just one moment I pictured reaching out to touch it.

I wondered what would happen if I did, then watched my fingers stretching 

forward as if compelled. The magic pulsing off of it touched my skin, sliding over my 

fingers as the curtain swayed toward me in perfect unison. The High Priest pressed his 

hand to the top of my shoulder, guiding me to my knees. The movement pulled my hand 

away from the magic that covered my skin before I could touch the Veil itself, tearing 

away the warmth I’d almost known.

In a world filled with nothing but cold, bitter half-truths, the Veil beckoned like a 

warm embrace, welcoming me into a place where I would be protected at all costs.

My hands dropped to my thighs as my knees hit the dirt beneath me, my palms 

facing the sky as I tipped my head up to stare into the eyes of the High Priest. He stood 

just to the side of me, his body close enough that he could stop me from falling into the 

Veil itself when I died, but out of the way so that my blood would stain the soil and not 

him.

“We thank you for your sacrifice, Estrella Barlowe of Mistfell. May you find peace 

in your next existence, wrapped in the arms of The Mother.” He sank his hand into the 

hair at the back of my head, gripping the strands tightly to pull me to the angle he 

needed. The tip of that dagger pressed into the side of my throat, digging into the flesh 

as the warmth of blood trickled down my skin. “Close your eyes now, child.”

His eyes bore into mine, willing me to do as commanded. I understood at that 

moment that he didn’t want to watch the life fade from my eyes as he slit my 

throat—that he took no pleasure in doing the will of The Father.

I did, letting them drift closed. Ringing filled my ears, drowning out my mother’s 

hoarse cries and the sound of Brann trying to console her. My body filled with warmth, 

like the press of a warm hearth on a cold winter’s night, the stars shimmering outside 

the window as I cuddled up with a book.

It was the first moment of contentment I’d felt, the first moment when there wasn’t 

any pain. I didn’t want to hurt anymore. I didn’t want to be afraid of what was to come.

I drew in a breath, feeling the High Priest dig his knife deeper into my skin and 

begin to drag it to the side. Sudden awareness burst through my contentment, the 

impression of someone banging on the other side of a doorway, though there was none 

to be found.

The world shook as an animalistic roar came from the other side of the Veil.



About Adelaide

Adelaide Forrest is a USA Today & Amazon Top 40 Bestselling author of dark and gritty 

romance, such as the Bellandi Crime Syndicate and Beauty in Lies series. Adelaide fell 

in love with books at a young age and quickly discovered her love for writing soon after. 

She wrote short stories and then delved into full-length fiction at ten-years-old. Since 

then, she's created over 350 book ideas and hoarded them over the years. 

​When she isn’t writing, she can be found spending time with her two young children, 

dog, and cat. She enjoys traveling, chocolate, chai tea, and most importantly, being with 

her family.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Release Tour: Light in the Dark



 Moon Harbor, Maine was supposed to be the fresh start Alex Benning was 

looking for. As she settles into her new life, not only does she reconnect with her 

first love, Sam Waters, but also uncovers a family secret that threatens to change 

everything. Fans of the Indigo Ridge series by Devney Perry will devour Light in 

the Dark by Kate McWilliams, a steamy small-town, romantic suspense.


A woman in search of a place to belong.

A man finally getting his second chance.

And a lingering secret that threatens to change everything…

Alex Benning has never known a true home. After inheriting her beloved aunt’s cottage in the 

small coastal town of Moon Harbor, Maine, she finally gets a chance to start over and leave the 

life of solitude behind. But she never expects to find herself face to face with her first love—the 

first man to ever break her heart.

Sam Waters stopped looking for love a long time ago. With a job he enjoys and people he cares 

about, he’s finally learned to be content with things just as they are. Until the one who got away 

comes back into his life and makes him crave more. The flame between Alex and Sam reignites 

and the sparks between them are brighter than ever.

But as Alex settles into her new home, she begins to uncover the truth about her family and the 

tragedy that changed her life all those years ago. With more questions than answers, Alex and 

Sam set out to discover what really happened. And the closer they get, the closer danger lurks.

Will Alex be able to survive the unraveling of old family secrets before it’s too late? Before she 

loses Sam forever.

Goodreads




Excerpt 

Copyright 2022 @Kate McWilliams


Alex fucking Benning. One of the most beautiful girls I’d ever been with, and one of the most 

beautiful memories I had in my life. Sitting thirty feet away from me right now. I hadn’t seen her 

since I broke her heart twelve years ago. I broke my own that day too, but I was too young and 

stupid to realize that at the time.

Her hair was a bit darker now. She was a little taller maybe. Her features were softer back then, 

but the carved look of them now was stunning. It took me a minute to recognize her because of 

that but now that I did, it felt like I had been looking at her our whole lives. What was she doing 

here again?

Carol. Shit.

I knew Carol Baldwin had passed away last month but I’d been out of town sourcing new 

lumber. I got distracted and was ashamed to admit I hadn’t thought about Alex visiting. Or 

maybe it was that I tried my best to not think about her at all. Any time I did, which was far too 

often that I would have liked to admit, I was faced with the failure of my youth. And the one who 

got away.

“Alex who?” I heard Rafael question from behind me. I still didn’t take my eyes off her, but she 

wasn’t paying me any attention. Had she recognized me?

“Alex…Alex. Wait, Alex?” Theo’s voice now rang in my ears and a chill went through me. Yeah. 

The very one. My first everything. First love. First fuck. First heartbreak. I stood up but couldn’t 

get my feet to move from the spot next to our table. From what felt like a distance, I vaguely 

heard Theo filling Raf in on my teenage romance with Alex. It felt inadequate to explain it that 

way though. And I had spent the past twelve years doing my best to forget her. But my 

traitorous heart never wanted to do such a thing.

I got my feet moving before I could think twice about it. She was here, no changing that. I 

needed to talk to her. And I sure as hell needed to get her away from Johnny the bartender. I 

approached her from the side but she didn’t notice at first. She was reading something on her 

phone and I didn’t want to startle her so I sat down at the bar, one stool away, and waited.

A moment later, she looked over. And then did a double take. So maybe she hadn’t recognized 

me before.

“Sam Waters.”

“Hey, Alex.”




About Kate McWilliams

A writer, poet, and essayist, Kate McWilliams loves letting loose by writing steamy, heart-

melting romances mixed with mystery and suspense. Growing up in a “reader” household, she gets her love of mysteries from her mother and her 

love of steamy romance from being a triple Taurus. An avid reader, she loves most genres, 

though her favorite books usually come from her fellow indie romance authors.

Kate is mom to the best kid in the world, who rightfully turns her nose up at anything romantic. 

Together they live in New Jersey with their crazy corgi, Nova.

Website


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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Release Blitz: Light in the Dark

 


Moon Harbor, Maine was supposed to be the fresh start Alex Benning was 

looking for. As she settles into her new life, not only does she reconnect with her 

first love, Sam Waters, but also uncovers a family secret that threatens to change 

everything. Fans of the Indigo Ridge series by Devney Perry will devour Light in 

the Dark by Kate McWilliams, a steamy small-town, romantic suspense.

Blurb

A woman in search of a place to belong.

A man finally getting his second chance.

And a lingering secret that threatens to change everything…

Alex Benning has never known a true home. After inheriting her beloved aunt’s cottage in the 

small coastal town of Moon Harbor, Maine, she finally gets a chance to start over and leave the 

life of solitude behind. But she never expects to find herself face to face with her first love—the 

first man to ever break her heart.

Sam Waters stopped looking for love a long time ago. With a job he enjoys and people he cares 

about, he’s finally learned to be content with things just as they are. Until the one who got away 

comes back into his life and makes him crave more. The flame between Alex and Sam reignites 

and the sparks between them are brighter than ever.

But as Alex settles into her new home, she begins to uncover the truth about her family and the 

tragedy that changed her life all those years ago. With more questions than answers, Alex and 

Sam set out to discover what really happened. And the closer they get, the closer danger lurks.

Will Alex be able to survive the unraveling of old family secrets before it’s too late? Before she 

loses Sam forever.

Add to Goodreads


Amazon 



Excerpt

Copyright 2022 @Kate McWilliams

 I looked up at Sam’s face. Concern was all over it, but something else was in his eyes. It was

then that I realized just how close he was standing to me. My breasts were grazing his chest

with each breath I took. For a minute, we just stared at each other. Hesitantly, I brought my free

hand up to rest over Sam’s heart. It was pounding deep within his ribs and each beat was like a

drum I could feel vibrating everywhere.

Suddenly, his other hand was at my waist, fingers digging into my flesh enough to make me

jump. Not out of fear. Right here, right now, I wasn’t scared. I needed him. I needed to feel him,

to be felt by him. To forget everything else that was happening. I didn’t want to think about being

alone or someone trying to hurt me. I wanted to live in this moment.

I released his hand and brought mine up to wrap around his neck. Our eyes didn’t move off of

each other. He bent down slowly, grabbing onto my hip. His lips were so close to mine, I could

feel his warm breath on my face as he opened them. What happened in a moment felt drawn

out in slow motion. It was too slow for me. I lifted my head towards him, our lips only an inch

away. And then, a riot.

His lips finally crashed down on mine and everything exploded. Our touch, our breath, the hot

streaks of anticipation flashing through my body. I felt his hands grab me harder, hard enough to

maybe leave a bruise and if I could have spared the brain cells to think about that, I would have

found it sexy. But instead, I couldn’t think. Just feel. His lips were surprisingly soft, but the

pressure was hard. He swooped his tongue into part my own lips and claim my mouth. My

hands at the back of his neck now pulled at his hair, not to pull him away but to have something

to hold onto in this frenzy.



About Kate McWilliams

A writer, poet, and essayist, Kate McWilliams loves letting loose by writing steamy, heart-

melting romances mixed with mystery and suspense.

Growing up in a “reader” household, she gets her love of mysteries from her mother and her

love of steamy romance from being a triple Taurus. An avid reader, she loves most genres,

though her favorite books usually come from her fellow indie romance authors.

Kate is mom to the best kid in the world, who rightfully turns her nose up at anything romantic.

Together they live in New Jersey with their crazy corgi, Nova.

Website

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sunday Post #82: Fluid Art 3



Hello All.
I have another fluid art piece. I actually tried a different technique, but I guess the paint was too think to pass through the strainer. So I went to this. See anything? How does it make you feel? I don't have any interpretation for this (or any other that I made). If you can interpret or see anything it won't be wrong. 



♥️ πŸ’™ Red, Blue, Light blue: I liked this color combination for as long as I can remember.

🎨 6x6 canvas

🎨 Water based acrylic



Post Rewind

πŸ“Œ Jan. 26th = Book Blast: The Democratization of the Private Market

πŸ“Œ Feb. 8th = Cover Reveal: Our Best Shot

πŸ“Œ 11th: Cover Reveal: Shadow Kissed


Goodreads

πŸ“š Shadow Kissed (by: Rebecca L. Garcia) = added to "want to read" shelf


Currently Reading

πŸ“– tbd 


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Friday, February 11, 2022

Cover Reveal: Shadow Kissed

 



Title: Shadow Kissed

Author: Rebecca L. Garcia

Release Day: April 15, 2022

Genre: NA Fantasy

Series: Marked by Blood, Book One

Cover Designer: Dark Wish Designs




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Olivia knows everyone at the guild is on high alert, but no one will tell her why. She’s certain the death of her

boyfriend is behind it, but the truth is far worse. Darkness has come to the mortal kingdom. When the guild

protecting them is attacked by vampires, Olivia is swept away from the safety of her home when her mom and

best friend are taken.

Before she can get away, she’s captured by a vampire, Sebastian, who insists he’s protecting her. But when

she’s taken to the City of Nightmares, the most dangerous place in the vampire kingdom she realizes she’s

been made prisoner.

As she fights to survive in a world where mortals are nothing more than things to be fed on or traded, Olivia

must use her wits and place her trust in the handsome, but deadly Sebastian, if she’s going to figure out a way

to save her loved ones.

However, some of the world's most vicious vampires want her dead. Others want her for themselves.

When the truth comes out, Olivia realizes the ones she loves have been shielding her from a fate worse than

death. Can she escape the clutches of her bloody destiny, or will she succumb to the shadows?

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Rebecca lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and son. Born and raised in England, you can find her

drinking tea, writing new worlds, and designing covers.

Rebecca devoured every book she was given from the age of five and fell in love with magical worlds. When

she got older, her imagination grew with her and she delved into writing strong characters and vast worlds.

When she's not writing or spending time with her family, you can find her traveling, and hosting book signings

with Spellbinding Events.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Cover Reveal: Our Best Shot


Join us for the cover reveal of Our Best Shot by A.M. Williams. Fans who love Sports 

Romances will sink their teeth into this sexy, small-town, forced proximity, hockey 

romance. Keep scrolling for more details about this sexy cover. 

Title: Our Best Shot

Author: A.M. Williams

Release Date: 3/8/2022

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance


Trope:
Small-Town Romance, Forced Proximity, Hockey Romance, Return to Hometown 

Romance, Secret Identity

Rory

On the outside, my life seems perfect. I have my friends, family, and quirky small town to keep me 

satisfied plus my secret writing career that’s done better than I ever dreamed. What’s not to love?

There’s just one thing missing. But I don’t know what it is.

At least until he comes back to town. The man I crushed on so hard in high school, I couldn’t talk in 

full sentences around him.

He’s back, he’s ready to settle down, and he’s set his sights on me, the wallflower.

Every time I turn around, there he is. He wants to know about me. And no matter how hard I try to 

ignore him...I can’t. He’s everything I wanted as a teenager.

And as an adult? I’m discovering that he’s the total package and is ready to sweep me off my feet.

Alex

Deciding to retire from my professional hockey career was easy. I miss my family, friends, and 

hometown. I crave a slower lifestyle so I can finally settle down.

What isn’t easy? Figuring out how to coach teenaged boys in how to play hockey and win over the 

woman I can’t stop thinking about.

I think about her constantly and am constantly finding ways to run into her ‘by accident’. I want to 

know everything about her, but she’s hesitant and I have my work cut out for me to convince her to 

step outside her comfort zone and date me.

But I’m up for the challenge. I’m ready to show her what being with me could be like and that she 

doesn’t need to be scared. 

With outside forces working against us, can we get it together for our best shot at a happily 

ever after?





About A.M. Williams 

A.M. Williams is just a simple girl from the south that found herself living abroad. When she’s not 
annoying her cat or reading, she’s spending time with her husband and traveling as much as possible. 
She has a serious case of wanderlust and wants to go as many places as possible while she can. She 
loves Cheerwine, sweet tea, and North Carolina (eastern style) BBQ as well as those crystal clear waters 
on the North Carolina coast.