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I got my tagline from a family friend who was trying to justify my actions. She basically said that In Ashley’s World, it is simply okay. It is okay to wear giant bows in my hair. It is okay to persuade someone play a game or participate in a group activity. It is okay to never follow a cooking recipe and use it more as a “rough” guideline. It is okay to tweet authors about their novels. It is okay to have more in common with an eight year old. It is okay to demand a “no- phone zone” when you are with friends. It is okay to use body lotion infused with glitter. It is okay to paint my nails on Wednesdays AND on Sundays. It is okay to be me.

InAshleysWorld has become a way for me to identity with who I am. To remind myself, I do not have to fit into the molds and stereotypes of society- I can be me. With this blog, I am not going to tell you what you should buy, or how you can look like me. I am not going to teach you how to do something or what you should do to better your life. I am not going to pretend that I know everything.

What I will do, is let you into my world and show what makes me ME. I am going to rant and rave about the things that come up in my daily life. I am going to share the visual creations that come out of my kitchen. I am going to talk about the books and the stories that I have taken an imaginary journey with. I am going to be me.

Read. Like. Follow. or don’t, the choice is yours.

I am Ashley and this is InAshleysWorld.

TAKEN

by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: April 18, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone, Novella

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Love is blind…
Especially when you’ve been abducted.

Caught in the dredges of life, Elise had come to the grudging conclusion that mediocrity was all she’d ever have.
Until a routine shopping trip turns into a deadly affair.

Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda.

Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor.

Will Elise make out with her life—and heart—intact?

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An InAshleysWorld review: 

4 stars!

Oh, I how I love a good kidnapping story! I really felt for the main character with everything she went through… if we only we all can have a Manhandler!  

Taken was quick read, serving as a perfect filler between heavy reads! I was entertained and amused and wished it didn’t end! 

This was my first J.C. Valentine read and it won’t be last. Her writing was interesting and fresh! I just wanted to keep reading and was sad when the story came to a close.

ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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His Caged Kitty 

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Here kitty, kitty….
His Caged Kitty by Alta Hensley is LIVE!

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His voice.
His command.
I became weak.

Vegas became my Master the day he saved me and stole me away. I was his pet. His property.
A caged kitty so I would not run away.

In a dark and futuristic world, where civilization has to start over, I have no other options. I must submit to a new way of life.

But when the cage unlocks, would I truly be free of my captor? Or would something far greater keep me contained?

** His Caged Kitty is a novella that is very dark, very taboo, and very dirty. There is graphic sex, and strong BDSM elements. This is not for the faint of heart reader wanting champagne and roses. The only roses in this book are covered in thorns. But with dark comes light, and there will be a happily ever after.

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An InAshleysWorld review: 

4 stars!! 

I loved this twisted by unique story! I wasn’t sure what I was walking into and was apprehensive after reading the first sentence but I got sucked in within minutes! I’ve never read Alta Hensley before but I just fell in love with her writing style! It was fresh and anything but boring! I really enjoyed this reality she created. I only wish it was a longer full length novel but the main character was excellent written. I was in awe about what she was going through was was able to identify with her feelings. This story is definitely going to stick with me and I don’t think I’ll view an anal plug the same way again!
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About the Author:

Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling erotic romance author who has had #1 top-selling books in dark, contemporary, BDSM, erotic science fiction, humor, suspense and historical. She writes the hot, dark, and dirty romance.

Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

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Damnable Grace 


EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE…

Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined… with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

An InAshleysWorld review: 
4 stars!! 

Tillie Cole has done it again! I’ve been a huge fan of this series from the very beginning and each story his its own emotion and pain. This story tore at my soul but not in the same way the others did. I appreciate the fact Tillie took the time to write Phebe and AK’s story. It really needed to be told! 
Damnable Grace is not a standalone novel and in order to understand what is going on you should start at the beginning with book 1 It Ain’t Me Babe. 

Tillie Cole is a fantastic author and I am always on the hunt for her books!




“Well?” Ky asked.
Tanner ran his hand over his head. The brother hadn’t attended one of our cookouts or slutfests in weeks. Not that he ever entertained himself with sluts—still too hard for his piece of pussy down in Mexico. He’d been busy trying to track down Meister. Unlike most of the white-power shit Tanner and Tank grew up with, this Meister was untraceable and off the grid. As much of a computer whizz kid as Tanner was, Meister was proving to be one slippery fucking snake to pin down.
“Gotta be honest, I didn’t think I was anywhere close to finding anything on this prick.” Tanner nodded toward Tank. “We knew of him, of course. I knew he had dealings with my father and uncle, just never met him myself. He’s Aryan Brotherhood, but works closely with the Klan. And there’s nothing on him. No email traces, no invoices, no texts. Nothing.”
I gritted my teeth and glanced at Styx, who was listening closely. Ky wasn’t originally gonna tell the prez about the plan to get Phebe, because of his fucking wedding, but that didn’t last long. Styx knew something was up with his VP. He read him like I read Flame and Vike. So Ky fessed up, and Styx was all for the plan. He’d had to push his wedding back by a month anyhow to get the pastor Mae wanted to conduct the ceremony, so he had time to kill.
“But you found something?” Ky translated as Styx signed.
Tanner sighed, the black circles around his eyes showing how hard the brother had been working. “I got something.” He shook his head, and my blood ran cold. I knew whatever he had found wasn’t good.
Tanner opened the file in front of him and threw a photograph toward the prez. Styx looked at it, then gave it to Ky. “Some middle-of-nowhere ghost town?”
Ky passed the picture around. Vike handed it to me, and I studied it. It was an aerial shot, and the picture was grainy, but from what I could make out, it was just a huge piece of land scattered with decrepit old buildings.
I passed the picture along. “Fucker owns this?”
Tanner faced me. “Yeah, or at least his father did. He’s dead now, but the deeds are still in his father’s name. Been in the family for decades. Took me a while to trace it.” He shook his head. “Meister is notorious among the Klan. Right, Tank?”
“Yeah,” Tank agreed. “Never met him either, but we’d all heard of him. Prick has been mobilizing for years for the race war they think is coming. Real serious, Oklahoma-City-bomb shit. From what we’ve heard, the guy has a one-track mind when it comes to advancing the white race. You think Hitler was fucked up? Well, imagine if he had a kid who was one built motherfucker, with a fucking carbon copy of his psycho mind; and you’ve got Meister. Fucker ain’t even German. Just wishes he was, spouting German phrases around like he’s born and bred Berlin. Delusional asshole.”
“This ain’t gonna be easy,” Tanner finished, looking at me, Vike, Flame, Hush and Cowboy. It was the five of us who had agreed to go looking for Phebe. Hush and Cowboy nodded at me to let me know they were still in.
“So he’s in this ghost town?” Ky asked, translating Styx’s sign language again. “If so, we’ll all just go in and get him, make the fucker talk and tell us where he’s got Phebe.”
Tanner sat forward. “He ain’t just living in the ghost town or hiding out. That’s where he has his enterprise.”
“Enterprise?” Ky echoed. It was his own question this time.
Tanner nodded. “From what I can tell, it’s a fucking brothel. Members of the Aryan Brotherhood, Klan, or Klan sympathizers, can go there for a night or a few days at a time.” Tank shifted uncomfortably next to him. “Ain’t sure, but I’m thinking it ain’t just getting your dick sucked and fucked. It’ll be real fucked-up shit. If Meister’s reputation is anything to go by, we would be walking into an organized, armed hellhole.” Tanner’s eyes darkened. “I get the Klan has a reputation for being full of backward rednecks. I ain’t gonna lie—growing up, most of my father’s cronies were that way. Thick as fuck and couldn’t do shit without screwing it up. Skinheads, lower-ranked soldiers, you know?”
“But there were some members that weren’t,” Tank continued. He cast an embarrassed glance at Tanner. “We weren’t, for starters.”
Tanner nodded. “It’s not the norm, but some of us were good. Smart, strong fighters, or just outright fucking psychos. The skinheads and rednecks are the foot soldiers. The likes of us, the likes of Meister, are the fucking SS. The planners, leaders, the generals—the ones who believe in the cause so much that they’re fucking lethal with what they’ll do, what they’re capable of. Meister is true Aryan Brotherhood; he’s preparing for war. He’s the real fucking deal.”
“And now he’s in our neck of the woods to stir up shit?” I asked.
Tanner nodded. “Comes from northern Texas. Never moved our way before. But the Klan are building day by day, joining forces with other white supremacist gangs—like the Brotherhood—and with the shit that’s on the news twenty-four-seven, blacks and whites at each others throats, he’s moved to the headquarters.” The brother’s jaw clenched. “To my father and uncle, who’ll be protecting him from being found out by the feds.” He sighed and ran his hand down his face. “From what I can figure out, this ghost-town brothel of his has only existed in the last year or so. He’s looking to fund something.”
“They ain’t dealing guns?” Cowboy drawled. “I thought that’s what Rider said the contract with the cult was for?”
“Rider was sure it was guns. At least it was when he was dealing with the Klan—it was all about arms. The Klan was selling them on and taking a cut.”
“His fucking twin,” Hush spat. “He changed the arrangement, didn’t he? When Rider was locked up in cult prison?”
“Think so,” Tanner said after a few seconds of silence.
“Then what the fuck are they dealing? What was Judah giving them if not Israeli guns?”
“Women.”
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
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Paper Fools

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In the game of love, she never loses.

Paper Fools by Staci Hart is now LIVE!!

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Title: Paper Fools

Author: Staci Hart

Cover Designer: Quirkybird Designs

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Aphrodite knows love — just don’t ask her to figure out her own mess.

Rather than deal with her sticky love life, she toys with the hearts of unwitting humans. It’s a little game she plays, and the stakes are high. Lucky for her, she’s just found the perfect match.

Lex is everything Dean needs, but he can’t have her.

It doesn’t matter that her eyes speak to a long forgotten part of him, or that her art and poetry touch his shredded heart. She’s off limits — crossing that line would implode his band and everything he’s ever cared about. There’s only one option: stay away from her, no matter the cost. Even if the price is his heart.

Dean is everything Lex wants, but she can’t take the risk.

The second she meets him, she knows her heart is in danger. She’s convinced it’s only attraction that has her hung up on the dark, quiet lead singer, but with every day that passes, she knows it’s more. It’s just that she can’t put her heart on the line. She won’t — love has never been worth the sacrifice.

If only they knew they were just pawns in a much bigger game. And in the game of love, Aphrodite never loses.

*Formerly titled Deer in Headlights, Paper Fools has been rewritten and reedited just for you.*

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3.5 stars!

The author’s concept idea for this story was a brilliant! Paper Fool Definitely takes on a unique and different perspective bringing Greek mythological elements into a contemporary love story.

I was really intrigued by the blurb in how it would all play out. Reading however, I found myself often confused as to who was who…There were several main characters all connecting to each other on multiple levels making it a difficult for me to follow along. 

Staci Hart is not a new author to me, and I very much enjoy her writing. Paper Fools, isn’t a bad a read, it’s just a little much to read by the beach. It deserved more focus that I gave it, and am thinking I’ll understood more of the depth with a second read!

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About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Bed of Lies 

Title: Bed of Lies
Series: Bed of Lies Vol 1
Author: Niquel
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance Standalone
Release Date: April 14, 2017
I used to be naïve.
I used to think monsters didn’t exist.
I used to think I was safe, untouchable, and free from harm. 

Boy was I wrong…

My name is Whitney, and I used to think my old life was mediocre and boring. I thought I was missing out on something exciting. Now that Linc has shown me how dark and twisted life can be, I’d go back in a heartbeat…

This is book 1 in an upcoming 3 book dark erotic standalone series! 



Review: 
5 stars!! 
This story was dark, raw and so captivating! Stockholm syndrome is one of my guilty pleasures to read. It fascinates me every time and Bed of Lies was so exception! My only negative critique would be a wish it was longer.. there were a few plot twists I wanted more details on and was felt a little rushed. 
This is my first time reading Niquel and it is not going to be my last! This author really has a knack for writing to make the reader uncomfortable. I should have looked away, I should have screamed and stopped reading but I just couldn’t. I wanted to feel with the main character was going through and I did. This was a remarkable story and different from the norm! I’m glad I took the time to experience this read!

Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.

When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she’s writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other. 

Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.


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Theirs To Protect 

Title: Theirs to Protect
Author: Melissa Klein
Genre: Erotic romance/ménage/holiday
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Editor: Melanie Billings
Blurb:
College student Claire Matthews has panty-melting fantasies about her roommates but can’t imagine choosing just one. But when her rapist is release from prison, she knows it’s time to disappear—again. First, she needs a memory of the delicious duo to take with her. Firefighter Sean Dalton is mind-blown when Claire suggests a threesome. Watching her kiss his friend under the mistletoe is a turn-on. Being asked to share is like gasoline on the spark of desire. He’s shared a woman before, but he’s been crushing on his sweet and sexy roomie since she moved in. He’s not about to say no. Chicago police officer Max Devon isn’t new to the ménage scene, but he knows Sean has a thing for Claire and he won’t be the third wheel again. Been there, done that, has the scars to prove it. Still, he’s not immune to Claire’s charms. He’ll play her game, but only if he’s in charge. Then he’ll know when it’s time to withdraw from the relationship. A night of blazing passion leads to more than one discovery. Sean is caught off guard by his feelings for Max, Max struggles to keep his distance from both his roommates, and Claire must make a choice—flee or stay. Trusting these two strong men with her heart and her life means endangering them and giving in to the belief she is theirs to protect.

4 stars!!
Theirs To Protect was quite the steamy read! I really enjoyed the plot! The author certainly had quite the story in mind while she wrote this! 
With that said, it was difficult for me to identify with the leading men of this story. It seemed their introductions were cut short and when it mattered I couldn’t swoon over them like I wanted to. 
While this is a ménage story, Theirs To Protect had a storyline with a point! (which is a huge plus for me) There were some typos all throughout the story but it was overseen ( by me anyways,) 
What I didn’t like… was how fast it all ended. I felt there was too much emphasis on the sex and the ending got clipped. I didn’t like how all of a sudden there was an Issue. 
Theirs To Protect was a good read with some really hot scenes! I have enjoyed reading this very much! 
Melissa Klein writes contemporary romance about everyday heroes fighting extraordinary battles. Whether facing the demands of caring for a child with special needs or the struggles of a soldier returning home, her characters take on the challenges life throws at them with perseverance, courage, and humor. She lives in Atlanta with her family.
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Claire leaned in to Max, feeling his hard chest against her. Everything about him was a little rough. Gritty even. Which was why he was so good at his job. The people on his beat could relate to a cop who’d lived the hand-to-mouth existence they were trying to eke out. He was also good at getting underneath her skin. Her fingers traced his hard abs even as she admired his best friend to her right.
Sean wasn’t any slacker in the workout department. Leaner than Max, he had the body of a swimmer with broad shoulders and tight hips. On more than one occasion she’d been nearly late to class so she could get a glimpse of his bare chest as he came in from his morning run.
“I want to veg out in front of the television,” she said. Sandwiched between you two.  They hung out eating pizza and watching movies at least once a week since she’d moved in with them. It was one of the things she’d miss most when she moved on.
“Only if Sean or I get to pick,” Max said, using the hand that had been resting on her shoulder to mess up her hair. “Isn’t that right?” He punched is buddy in the shoulder. “I declare tonight a no chick-flick movie night.”
“Whatever Claire wants,” Sean replied, scrubbing a palm over his face. “After last shift, EMT school today, and then having to dress up like an idiot for the calendar, I’m beat.” Frown lines furrowed his normally happy face. Even as he’d been coaxing her into spending Christmas with his family, she sensed his mind had been on something else.
Her two roommates couldn’t be more different. Where Sean was sweet, patient and easy to talk to, Max had this whole strong, silent thing going for him when he wasn’t ripping into someone with his wit. Her gaze darted between the two as they traded good natured barbs. She couldn’t stay in the dark place the package and letter from her hometown had put her in. Not when he was determined to make her laugh and Max was heating her body to the boiling point.
Claire drained her cola in an attempt to cool her heated body. The way he played with her hair, his fingers dipping beneath her curls to massage her neck sent tendrils of electricity straight to her core. They were everything she longed for in a guy, all rolled into two delicious packages.  She wanted them. It was a plain as that. With the necessity to leave town looming, she was out of more subtle options for letting them know how she felt.


Blueberries and Ginger?

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I was feeling inspired in the kitchen today…It’s no secret I love to cook but what I really love to do is create something out of nothing! I just love opening up the fridge or pantry and seeing what I have. I don’t flip through recipes, I don’t make a market run, and I don’t ask what everyone is in the mood for. I just cook. As a nanny, I’m a firm believer in ‘ You eat what’s in front of you or nothing at all.’ I don’t cater to picky eaters and I will not make 4 different meals. It’s just not who I am.

Today, I was with a family who have three children; a 9 year old, a 6 year old and a 3 year old. As such good eaters, they have become my Guinea Pigs. (Yayy me!). Today I opened the fridge and found a gold mine! There was chicken, carrots, blueberries, ginger, and white wine! In the pantry, I scored Jasmine Rice, Minnesota Wild Rice, garlic, and an onion! I was so excited I was practically jumping (yep, that’s me. The weirdo excited to cook!). I combined all these delicious ingredients and WALLLA! I have created brilliance yet again– Blueberry Ginger Chicken with InAshleysWorld Rice. (Its called InAshleysWorld Rice because, I mixed a bunch of stuff together and made it my own. And, I will probably never make it with the same ingredients again. )

Oh. And the kids? They loved it. I have never seen them eat so fast AND ask for not only seconds, but thirds! Check out the recipe below and tell me what you think when you make it for your family at home!

-Ashley

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  • 1 package of skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • ½ an onion diced
  • ¾ teaspoon of ginger ( or 1/3 a finger of fresh ginger)
  • 2 small handful of blueberries ( ½ a container)
  • ¼ a cup of dry white wine ( any will do as long as it’s not sweet)
  • 1 cup total of rice ( 3.5 parts jasmine, and .5 parts wild rice)
  • 2 coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1 tablespoon of stick butter

Add ½ tbls of butter to small saucepan on low heat. Once butter melts, add rice mixture. After several minutes (you should hear sizzling and pooping sounds) Add 1 ½ cups of water. Toss in carrots and cover (keep the heat to low, if its boils it’s too high!) Do not stir until water has evaporated. Once water is gone rice should be done!

In a frying pan on low-med heat, melt remaining butter. In a bowl, season chicken (I used paprika, cumin, basil, and oregano) once butter is melted, add chicken. When chicken is ¾ quarter cooked, add wine and raise the heat (only slightly). When wine is reduced, crush handful of blueberries over pan. ( no worries if they don’t all pop, but squeeze them good!) After several minutes, the blueberries and wine will be almost syrupy and thick. Turn off heat and let cool. Serve with rice (maybe a side salad) and enjoy!

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Title: Fame & Obsession
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Editor: Gillian Leonard of Lilypad Editing
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Blurb:

Struggling writer Phoebe Ryan abandons her southern roots and heads to New York, determined to leave her nightmarish past behind…

She was not expecting to meet a famous rock star, or to be coerced into ghostwriting his autobiography. But she tries to maintain focus on her dream of becoming an author, despite the attraction she feels for the sexy rocker, not to mention the baggage that comes with him.

Julian Bale’s world was shattered one drunken night, and it almost ruined him…

Weighed down by guilt, he blames himself for an accident he could’ve prevented. He will play the game, but swears his hot little ghostwriter will never get that story out of him. As much as he wants her, if he has to choose between his dream and hers, it’s no contest.

Phoebe and Julian give in to a forbidden attraction, and their public romance risks both their lives…

An obsessive fan is on the loose and now that the secret’s out, it’s made them both targets. The psychotic stalker is determined to have Julian for herself, even if she has to reveal their sordid pasts and eliminate Phoebe to do it.

He lives for fame. She lives to hide. Obsession lives to ruin them both.
An InAshleysWorld review: 
3.5 stars!
Fame and Obsession was full of suspense! If I had a penny for everything I got anxiety from in this story, I would have a dollar! I love a good nail biter! 
For being a newbie author, Cora Kenborn surprised me writing something I actually wanted to keep reading! With that said, one of my biggest reading pet peeves was displayed in this book, hence the lower rating. If a character enters the scene, I would like the see them exit. I don’t care whose point of view it is written in, I don’t like the disappearing act. I don’t like the open endedness. I need to know what happens from start to finish. 
The story line and plot were intriguing and quite twisty. The characters were mildly temperamental and but overall easy to get to know. I really enjoyed Her roommate/her best friend and his partner! ( I wish they would get a book!) I liked the many chat room conversations, and had fun guessing who the obsessed fan was!
Cora paced a good flow for the first half of the story but I felt the last 30 percent was rushed. I would have liked to read more details in the end and less in the beginning. 
Overall, I enjoyed this read and will look for book 2 and other books by this author!
Cora Kenborn writes romantic suspense novels with strong heroines, complex alphas, harrowing danger, and snappy banter. She is the author of the rock star stalker series, Lords of Lyre but refuses to be pigeon holed into one specific genre. She loves delving into the twisted mind of a dark villain as well as giggling while writing rom-com banter.
Cora lives in Eastern North Carolina and is a true Southern girl, growing up on sweet tea, front porches, and the simple life. She says “y’all,” “fixin’ to,” and should you deserve it, will “bless your heart.” She’s the proud mother three hyperactive and occasionally adorable children, and the wife of a husband who tolerates her chaotic writer’s cave.
Although reading is her passion, she can usually be found watching true crime shows and crafting inspiration for twisted new tales. Cora admits to being a horrible cook, an even worse baker, and believes she’s more dangerous with a hot glue gun than any weapon on earth. Oh, and she and autocorrect are mortal enemies.
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The coiled body behind me tensed, ready to detonate. Whoever defended me could hold his own, but I could still take everybody out with one flick of the wrist. Chivalry felt warm and fuzzy but I learned a long time ago that one hundred and fifty volts felt electric and twitchy.
Turning my chin to the side, I whispered on an exhale, “It’s fine, I’ve got this.”
A low laugh against my neck curled my toes.
“You so don’t got this.” His chest rumbled as a strong hand ran skilled fingers around my hair. I tilted my chin, watching his eyes harden. “You’re up my ass, shit-for-brains. Don’t ever touch what’s mine.” He shifted his lips against my ear. “Right, baby?”
One suitor tested my patience, but two pushed my limit. I opened my mouth to tell him off when he stole the moment and pressed his lips against mine. Resisting, I murmured veiled threats as he pulled me toward him. The impromptu kiss dissolved into failed waves of aggression, and I inexplicably responded to him. Before I knew it, I’d wrapped my arms around his neck.
After a few heartbeats of kissing a complete stranger, I finally regained what dignity I had left, shoved his chest, and faced him with fire blazing in my eyes. He snickered and waved as my aggressor stalked off. Shooting him a death glare, I reached for my drink. After scanning for witnesses, I brought it to my lips and drained it.
“Thirsty?” He smirked.
“What the hell was that?”
He snatched the drink out of my hands, giving me a wink before tipping it back for the last drop. “You weren’t exactly pushing me away. Besides, I just saved your ass. Heath Vaughn was inches from having a hand up that thing you call a dress.”
“I didn’t ask for your help!” I bit back. “I don’t even know who the hell you—wait, who?”
“Somebody had to step in or you’d have spent the night in jail with that concealed, illegal shit in your purse. You’re telling me you didn’t know that was Vaughn? Maybe because we haven’t time-warped back to his 1995 five minutes of fame.” He walked past me with a smirk plastered across his face.
 Struggling to catch up with him, I grabbed his shoulder in disbelief. “That’s a joke, right?”
“Afraid not. Vaughn in the flesh, and apparently in the sauce too. Why do you care so much what he thinks?” He eyed me curiously, his jade-green eyes knocking me breathless.
Finally allowing myself a full look at him, I quickly averted my eyes before he could see my racing pulse reflected in them. Chaotic chocolate spiked hair pointed in every direction and hinted at a carefully constructed morning-after look. A small silver earring caught flashes of light in the darkness and tattoos decorated each uncovered arm.
Remembering to breathe became a chore.
“Because I’m screwed!” I shouted, frantically waving my phone. “My boss is already pissed at me, and I was supposed to meet Vaughn here for an interview, and—why am I telling you this?”
“Calm down.” He grinned, revealing a deep dimple in his left cheek. “Look, the dude’s so far tanked he won’t remember he was here, much less you were. Give me your phone.”
“I’m not giving you my phone. I don’t even know you.”
Rolling his eyes, he snatched my phone out of my hands. “Didn’t stop you from making out with me, did it?” He scanned the email I’d been checking all night. Typing furiously, his lips curved upward and he handed it back. “All fixed.”
“What did you do?” Thankfully, previous defense training taught me to never label emails with personal information. In the darkness, he’d never scroll back far enough to know my name.
“Why must you question brilliance?” he countered with a sigh. “You sent him an email concerned for his safety since he never showed for your interview. You waited but had to leave because you actually work for a living. You’d love to reschedule since you’re such a huge fan and were disappointed at the missed opportunity to hear all about his crap-ass reality show, since I assume that’s all he would’ve wanted to talk about.”
I could’ve kissed him—if I hadn’t already.
“You’re an evil genius.”
“So I’ve been told.”

Red’s Tangled Tale

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Gahhhhhh! Red’s Tangled Tale is live! Suzanna Lynn did an incredible job with this modern day spin on the Little Red RidingHood. I don’t want to gloat or anything, but I was one of the first readers, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. This makes the second book in  her ‘The Untold Stories’ Series!
Book 1 is called Hook’s Little Mermaid, and it tells the background story of the infamous Captian Hook and what started his feud with Peter Pan and of course how he fell in love… This link will take you right to the Amazon page so you can read the blurb yourself!
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Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, at least they think they do. History would have many believe Red was a naïve little girl who brought treats to her grandmother in the dark of the forest. History had it wrong.
After the curse of the wolves came to Timbergard, Red’s father was the only soul brave enough to enter Blakx Forest. However, when the wolves claimed his life, his young daughter took up his bow and began hunting the beasts to fill her need for revenge.
When Captain Hook shows up in the village in search of the rare burning ash that lies on the far borders of the cursed forest, Red agrees to help get him safely through the dangerous land. The trek through the forest becomes precarious when the group is cornered by a pack of wolves.
Red is forced to make a decision that will alter the lives of everyone, including individuals she has yet to meet.
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Oh what an enjoyable story, Suzanna Lynn has a great imagination!
I loved her version of little red riding hood! it was clean, fresh, and fun! Red’s character was  fearless and  independent, she just  wanted to avenge her father’s death!
I really enjoyed all the fairytale characters who made an appearance in this story! I met Gretel, she was so cute! unfortunately, you’ll have to read for yourself to see who else was written in this story!
 My favorite part about reading is learning where the title came from. I was more than half way through this story thinking to myself.. hmm I just don’t understand! BUT then it came! That moment came and I was like ‘OHHHHHHHHH i get it now!!’  It was a wonderful moment and Suzanna did not disappoint me for a second! I had so much fun reading this story, it’s perfect for anyone who wants a fresh twist on the boring stories you tell the kids at bed time! I don’t really have anything negative to say, the dialogue and spunkyness of Red was wonderful, the pace of the story didn’t leave me bored and I was pleasantly surprised to learn Captain Hook was in a good chuck of this book! I can’t wait for a book 3, so hurry up Suzanna cause I’m waiting!!
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Fraud

Casey has been a favorite author of mine since the beginning of The Frenzy Series. I don’t even like reading about vampires since  I have met my true love Edward in Twilight. I didn’t need another vampire in my head, and I have passed on so many stories since then… but! I decided to break this no vampire rule for Casey. I didn’t expect to love this series, I didn’t expect to hound this author for the next book. I didn’t expect to kick Edward to the curb! The Frenzy Series put me into another reality entirely! Casey took three OVERDONE supernatural creatures and not only wrote a good story but one that I was in FRENZY for. The conclusion to this story was a very long time coming and I couldn’t be more in love with these characters! If my mother knew how much I hounded this poor woman, she would be embarrassed!
Case- I’m so honored to have been one of the first people to read Friction and Fraud. I enjoyed our many chats, and I hope there are more to come! Thank you for giving me new friends ( yes these characters are my friends) and an incredible  story to live in my head forever! Congratulations on your newest release! -Ashley

Title: Fraud
Author: Casey L Bond
Genre: NA Paranormal
Cover Model: Ashley Caruso
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Cover Photography: Nadege Richards of Vellum and Wing Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

FRAUD is book 5, in The Frenzy Series.  For a reading enjoyment much like mine, start with book 1, FRENZY (http://amzn.to/1mtcfnF)

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Every curse has a beginning.
Every curse has an end.
But no curse is fulfilled without sacrifice.
Someone has been lying to Porschia Grant—someone she loves. And the secrets withheld might spell disaster for her and the world.  Much like curses, lies can hurt. They can ruin everything.
When everything falls apart, is happily ever after even a possibility?
Hunger is deceitful.
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Casey Bond. I love this author. I love every word that comes out of her head. I love this series. I LOVE TAGE.
Fraud was excellent, more than excellent, it was amazing, incredible, outstanding! Fraud is a book 5 so don’t read it unless you’ve read frenzy, frantic, frequency, and friction. You will be lost.
This series as a whole is fan-freakin-tactic and this is NOT my usual genre. I normally stay away from all things supernatural. But this author is fresh and fierce, so naturally I read anything with her name on it!

Fraud- This was a really great read for me because I loved that Delilah was spot lighted in this story! I loved the idea for her character and I loved seeing how she tormented the other characters! The story progression was just perfect. All my favorite characters came back with more of a statement and all personality in the past books have been reflected into this one.
Fraud features drama, love, friendship, enemies, evil, revenge, and loyalty. There were so many twists and turns I was pulling my hair out. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND ENDS A BOOK LIKE THAT?! Casey does. And I love her for that. Tage and the rest of the gang will stay with me forever!
Making me sad this story came to a close.. but I really really hope, some of these characters come back in up in the future!

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Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

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