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Vengeance Unleashed #debut

#vengeanceUnleashed is the debut novel by Tony Wade. Its part one of a trilogy. Sisters Jessica and Sybil were raised by a friend after the untimely death of both parents. Soon they are recruited by the NCU and before long it becomes obvious that they are the agencies most deadly weapons.
Sibling rivalry runs strong through Jessica and she’s always trying to out do her big sister. But when she talked a contract overseas and it leads to her death, Sybil can’t handle it. She retreats and walks away everything and everyone. Turning to the night and protecting from the shadows she’s found a new solace.
When agents begin to drop like flies on missions they send in a blast from her past to remind her that she’s never been out from under their watchful eye. They attempt to lure her back by revealing secrets about her sisters death. What they do instead is unleash a fury in her no one is prepared for.
Will there be anyone left standing when the dust finally settles?
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#TeaserTuesday Quickshot

Quickshot

by Pippa Jay

Dinner was the best she’d had in forever. She hadn’t eaten seafood since leaving her home planet. True, it wasn’t as good as the fish gumbo her adoptive parents had made, but the shrimp still tasted of the sea, and Cheery’s hot sauce hid the aftertaste typical of space-shipped food. And with her second triple shot already half consumed, it was looking like a good evening.
Then a man slid into her booth, put one arm around her shoulder and ran his other hand up her thigh while whispering desperately in her ear. “Please. Pretend you know me for the next five minutes.”
Rage hotter than Cheery’s sauce exploded inside her, along with the overwhelming relief of finally having an outlet for her fury.
The next instant, the interloper had the separate barrels of one double blaster either side of his throat so that her fist rested hard against his Adams apple.
“Um.” The not quite a word came out like a whimper as he put his hands in the air
“Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t spatter your feeble sack of brains against the wall behind you?” she growled. She felt him gulp, his throat moving against her knuckles.
“Because I’ll…pay you? Lots?” Large, semi-translucent shades curved to fit his face hid the color of his eyes, but she saw him blink rapidly as she pushed the gun a little harder into his flesh. “Or, if you wait a few seconds, the local authorities can save you the bother.”

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#TeaserTuesday Beautiful Mess Series

My novels are part of the #BeautifulMessSeries currently 2 books in the 5 part series are published. Beautiful & Beautiful Seduction.

 


A series revolving around the lives of 5 childhood friends. What do you do when the seemingly innocent things you go after in life, seem to turn chaotic at every turn? Searching for a long lost love, wanting to be a better husband and father than yours was, focusing on building your career, letting go and letting love in, how can any of those things end in turmoil? Read to find out.
The Beautiful Mess Series, is full of real life scenarios that will challenge you, move you, maybe even anger you. You’re sure to known someone going through something that one of the characters are enduring.
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#TeaserTuesday When Clouds Touch by Ey Wade

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When Clouds Touch

“Mom, yes I understand what you are saying, that’s why I’m calling you. I’ve only been gone four hours. Everything is fine. I’m perfectly okay with Malachi. Where did you think I would be? Did you get my note?”

“Note? Note?” Annie’s voice rose an octave on the repeat of the word. A sure sign she had lost all control. “Do you think a few short abrupt sentences explain your action? Do you believe they excuse the way you have left your father and I on the verge of terror? We had no idea where you were or how you had gone. You can’t drive because of your vision. Did you call a taxi?Are you okay? Tell me where you are and we will come and get you.”

“I’m not coming back there.”

“Paisley, honey you aren’t planning anything drastic are you? You were so upset last night. Please, I will talk to your father, make him see we want you happy. Have him change his mind about Malachi. Just come home.” “I’m not coming there, Mom. It’s not my home, its the family home. I moved out and the two of you moved me back in. Took away my freedom, my love, and tried to push me back into the role of a naive child. I can’t return to that.”

“Then what are you going to do?”

“I’m going to spend the next couple of weeks with Malachi, marry him, and then I’ll return as his wife to confront you and Oto-san.”

“What? You’re going to-” Annie MuRong yelled to her husband, calling him to the phone relating everything Paisley had said to her. Her voice on the line was immediately replaced by her husband’s angry demanding tirade.

“Paisley Tenshi MuRong, are you serious? You will marry this man?”

“Yes, Oto-san. He’s returning our family’s honor. Isn’t that what you were complaining about the other night? It is my destiny to be with him. Today was an impulsive move. No one was there to spy on me and I called him. It is a good thing I did, he was leaving town. One minute longer and I would have missed him. Its as if it were planned in the stars. Believe this, I’ll be alright. When I return, I’ll come there.”

“So, there is nothing I can say?”

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Cat Moon is OUT!!! WOOOOOOOOO!

I LOVE THIS BOOK! Read it before it came out and it’s so incredible! Now it’s out! eee!

‪#‎NewRelease‬ ‪#‎Paranormal‬ ‪#‎YA‬ On sale for $.99.
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Emma has big problems. She has no family and no home. She wanders the streets of The Warren, scavenging for her next meal and trying to keep warm. Haunted by the memory of a mother she barely recalls, Emma dreams of being a part of a real family. She is helped in her search for belonging by an assortment of eccentric characters: a friendly shopkeeper and his cranky uncle, the nice woman who runs the local mission, a ditzy cat lady, and a good-natured prostitute with a drinking problem.

Her biggest obstacle, however, is that every full moon, she turns into a feral cat! Emma is one of the Were. She and those like her are ruthlessly hunted by the captain of the Were-Guard, whose religious zealotry makes him especially dangerous. When the sinister Bram Fitzwilliam enters the picture to assist the Guard, Emma is in more danger than ever. Before she finds what she’s looking for, Emma must find a strength and courage she never knew she had. Her journey will teach her that dreams don’t always come true the way you want them to, that people aren’t always what they seem, and that real families can be chosen. ‪#‎DPPub‬

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Wen is sexy as hell and wealthy beyond belief. Women are constantly vying for his attention, but he has set his sights on Jasmine Sinclair, a strong-willed journalist; who has decided to wash her hands of all men.

Reviewers have said:
“Interracial at its best”
“It’s a good old fashioned sweet and steamy ride.”
“This story was a great read from start to finish.”
“I loved Wen. He’s a great (sexy) character with integrity.”
“A romance you won’t want to put down.”
“Storytelling at Its Finest.”
“A perfect love story.”

 

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Maddie thinks life is comfortable, until she comes face to face with herself. Intensity, romance, fear, and family all come together as she comes against the worst the universe has to offer.

Mirror Image (book 1) .99

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Social Anxiety Disorder – (SAD) – Definition, Coping, and Character Creation

What is it?

It’s when a person finds themselves excessively uncomfortable in social settings. This can be online, public, or otherwise. Each person’s anxiety varies individually. Some have concerns with the phone, while others are unable to move forward with simple things in life like going to the store or a restaurant.

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Coping from the insider’s mind

When a person experiences Social Anxiety Disorder in one form or another they have to find ways to cope. That means adjustments in what others may consider daily lives. Many people experience anxiety making a phone call but find use of the internet and text messaging is smoother for completing many daily communication tasks.

Regarding exiting the home for one reason or another, a person with social anxiety disorder often seeks those they are most comfortable with. While some can, in time, move forward on their own, it isn’t something expected by the person experiencing the disorder. The steps needed to be taken are often smaller than the outsider would appreciate. The effort to move beyond a comfortable environment alone is stressful and overwhelming. It can generate anxiety attacks with a simple thought of doing so. The smaller steps taken to overcome this are needed to ease the process of being able to cope. Visiting a common store with someone close often can create a feeling of familiarity for a person who’s experiencing SAD. Eventually this location may become a feeling of safety and thus could be something they experience on their own in time.

 

Coping from an outsider’s point of view

Those with social anxiety disorder often appear to be unwilling to challenge themselves to take on the events of the world around them. This isn’t the case and to approach someone with SAD while holding onto this thought process, a person can do more harm than good. If a person attempts to explain to they are unable to bring themselves to do certain things alone, or beyond their comfort zone, it is an advisement of what they contend with daily. This information does not change who a person is. It does identify current limitations that need to be respected.

Should you select to support a person who encounters daily events of Social Anxiety Disorder it is important not to pressure them. This may be easier said than done as the nature of the disorder can generate pressure in itself. Listen to the individual experiencing the social anxiety and you’ll hear what they need to manage or cope. If they ask for support going to the store, this is an activity a personal support friend can draw themselves into. Select someplace that can accommodate everyday needs and make it a regular stop. Eventually this activity will become comfortable for the person who experiences Social Anxiety Disorder and it may become something they are able to achieve one day on their own.

Should there be activities, such as eating out, that a person enjoys but due to their social anxiety concerns they may have other challenges. Keep in mind that dining out is often done in the company of friends. Those who are not friends may trigger the anxiety. With this in mind – all restaurants are filled with anxiety. The server is a stranger. The host that walks to the seat is a stranger. The people at most of the other tables are also unknown to the person with social anxiety. As such some easy tips for helping them cope would be to allow them to select a seat most comfortable to them. If needed, identify what they would like to order and convey that to the server when it’s requested.

If you’re a friend to someone who finds phone calls anxiety inducing, text, email, or social network with them. It’s a simple process that allows and enables the person to be social in a way that does not induce anxiety.

Speaking from Experience

When I first began to experience Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) it covered many layers. Overtime, as I pushed myself, I’ve been able to move beyond some things and not others. Often pushing myself out of need and with the help of anti-anxiety medications has enabled me to continue to provide for my family. This fact doesn’t make the process any easier. I am still excessively contained to people who knew me as an extrovert. Online, I often still appear to be, however that doesn’t change what I experience.

For me, phone calls are a big deal. I can manage as needed but when I can avoid it I do. This has led to some hurt feelings among those I care about. While this result is regrettable, it is better to maintain a level of personal emotional security than for the anxiety to interrupt my daily routine. Most have come to understand that text messaging is key for maintaining communication with me. I’m grateful to everyone who has. It makes one of my personal anxiety concerns less interrupting.

There are many people who experience some form of SAD. Our experiences are unique to us individually and as such we need that support to cater to the individual not as a blanket response. If you know someone who experiences it, regardless of what you may once recall of them, spend your time getting to know their needs and emotional limitations without being intrusive. Give them the room to control what is needed to cope and support any requests made in that arena.

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Applications to Writing

In creating a realistic character who experiences this disorder an author needs to take into account all aspects of their world. This character is typically not going to be someone who can not leave their home at all. That’s another anxiety inducing disorder all together,Agoraphobia. You will want to create a character who is willing to challenge their limitations in some small way each time. At no point will those steps appear to be huge, but they will feel huge for a character.

For example: If you have a character that finds meeting new people may cause them to become short of breath or encounter another physical manifestation of their anxiety, this character may only order food to be delivered. This delivery person is a new person and could trigger the anxiety but it’s a step forward for someone with a daily experience of SAD.

To maintain realism with a character who lives every day with Social Anxiety you will want to generate a forward and backward stepping process in their development. For every step forward there will be a struggle. For every victory, a defeat should mimic their achievement.

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Do you personally experience this disorder? Have you ever created a character who’s experienced this or another social disorder? How so? What are your thoughts?

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Charity Go-Fund Me Campaign – Cancer Related

Bobbie, a mother of 5 has just found out that she has Cancer and must immediately have surgery. Doctors presume but are unsure of whether the Cancer has spread but based on symptoms and other test results its not good. It is more than likely that its spread to her colon. She has NO insurance and no job. She cannot get state medicaid and the government doesn’t care about people like her. Her husband supports her with his Veteran check but even with that they cannot afford to pay for the surgery, doctor visits, gas, co-pays, and other bills. Its life threatening and she must have the surgery immediately. Please help this mother and wife through her battle so that she can remain here on earth with her children. Every dollar helps them through this time of need. Thank you very much for joining this event and sharing it with others. OUR GOAL is $2500 to pay for all the medical bills, gas, and other things such as medicines.

 

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Child of an Author – An interview with my kids

Today as I searched for a good topic to share with our readers my mind wandered to what it must be like for my children to see me working all the time. If I’m not writing, I’m organizing promotions, building covers, and extending my hand to others who need the support. I find myself working many hours a day. So, I asked my kids what it is like being the child of an author. Two small people with brilliant minds and two vastly different answers to the same questions.

The following is how the conversation/interview progressed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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Question: So, do you like being the child of an author?

Daughter: Yes.

Son: I don’t know.

 

Question: What does an author do? 

Daughter: An author writes a story so they can have a living. That’s what they do for a living. If they have children they feed and take care of the children.

Son: Making a book.

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Question: Do you think an author has to make a lot of books?

Daughter: No, because if you have children who will you spend time with? That’s the problem.

Son: They should write as many as they want.

 

Question: What do you like about it?

Daughter: Sometimes you get to help them write.

Son: That I get to play minecraft.

 

Question: What do you dislike about being the child of an author?

Daughter: I don’t get to write when she grounds me off tech. (she’s also a published author)

Son: hm…..

 

Question: What’s the most fun about having mom writing from home?

Daughter: That she gets to see us.

Son: I like she can play with us, and help with homework.

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Question: What do you want to do when you grow up?

Daughter: I don’t know yet.

Son: Make games.

As you can see, I’ve got a fantastic support and play system. I couldn’t be more blessed with inspiration than what I find within my arms every night and day. If you’d like to check out some of the projects that they have shared in inspiring you can find them on my Amazon Author Page, also on Nook, Kobo, and Eretailers worldwide.

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Blood Curse Series Expands

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“May the rivers run crimson with their blood.” ~ Kagen Silivasi.

 Kagen Silivasi is a powerful, ancient vampire with a unique gift for healing – he is also a son, a brother, and a loner who has survived unspeakable tragedy and loss: Beneath his handsome, well-mannered exterior lies an alter ego consumed by rage and an overwhelming impulse to “kill them all…”

Arielle Nightsong is a brave human, a rebel spirit, and an accomplished healer in her own right. Born into a harsh world of violence, cruelty, and danger, she was enslaved at the age of ten and given as a gift to the most depraved being in Mhier – the infamous king of the lycans. If not for her enduring friendship with a captive vampire, she might not have survived to escape the slave encampment…or to discover her mysterious role in an ancient Blood Curse.

When Kagen and his brothers voyage into Mhier in search of their long lost father, it will take more than stealth and cunning to get out alive: Secrets will be revealed; loyalties will be tested; and an indomitable spirit will fracture beneath the weight of an impossible choice.

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BLOOD FATHER ~ where destiny and duty collide.

 

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