Hearts Unleashed, Meet The Characters, Spotlights

Meet The Characters: Iris & Yung from Cursed Hearts! #HeartsUnleashed

Have you heard the news? The Hearts Unleashed box set is coming in 1 week. I repeat, 1 week. This is not a drill! Prepare to escape into a paranormal romance on October 12th. You don’t have to wait until then to be introduced to my characters in the box set. You get to meet them today.

Cursed Hearts by Siren Allen is part of the Hearts Unleashed Box Set!

He’d long yearned for a mate. Instead, Fate had given him an enemy.

When Yung Yoshida caught a whiff of his mate’s scent, he thought his dreams had come true. When she smiled, he’d thanked the Fates for her. Until he saw her fangs.

That’s when he realized the Fates hadn’t given him a mate, they’d given him an enemy. Pack rules state wolves and vamps aren’t allowed to be together. But the more time he spends with his mate, the more he thinks about breaking those rules.

Will Yung choose to follow his heart, or will he follow his pack?

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The Vampire!

Meet Iris. She’s sweet and shy. But get her mad, and the last thing you see will be her fangs. She was taught to fear all wolves. But there’s one particular wolf who makes her feel something other than fear. These feelings are all new and exciting. But they’re also dangerous. Should she try to explore them, or run for the hills?

The Wolf!

Meet Yung. The future alpha. He’s the most level-headed member of the pack. He’s a stickler for following the rules. Until he meet’s a beautiful vampire that makes him rethink everything he believes in. Should he risk it all for this mysterious woman, or should he do what rules dictate, and turn her over to the pack?

In one week, you’ll find out what choices they make!

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The countdown has begun. The Hearts Unleashed box set, a collection of NEW heart-pumping supernatural tales of sensual heroes and sassy heroines, is coming in 1 week! I repeat, 1 week! This is not a drill. In 1 week, you’ll meet Yung, Iris, and more supernatural beings who are going to make you swoon. Me and these other amazing authors are striving to make it onto the USA Today’s Bestsellers list. You can help us achieve that goal by preordering Hearts Unleashed today for only 0.99cts!

Team work makes the dream work!

Let’s do this!

Even my Halloween tree is celebrating the coming release of Hearts Unleashed. Isn’t it cute?!

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Dangerously Curvy Series, Meet The Characters, Siren Chat

Mental health awareness with Scar and Exa.

Hello and welcome to Siren Chat! Today, I finally get to talk to Exa and Scar. For those of you who don’t know Scar and Exa, they are the main characters from Scar’s Obsession, book 4 of my Dangerously Curvy series. For those who do know them, this is the interview many of you have been pushing me to have. Today, Scar and Exa finally found time to sit down with me. I’ve already been warned not to get too personal. Exa and Scar both threatened me with bodily harm. LMAO. Okay… enough chatting. Readers, I present to you, Scar and Exa!

*Round of applause, please.*

Siren: Hi, Scar and Exa! I’m so excited to have you both with me today.

Exa: We’re excited too! So excited that we even wore our matching bulletproof vests.

Siren: Aren’t all the vests black?

Exa: Nope. Liam and Seven made these new ones for us. Mine is off black and says HIS on the back. Scar’s is jet black and says HERS on the back.

Siren: Oh… Uh… so you got matching bulletproof vests. How romantic!

Exa: I know, right!

Siren: Let’s get started, guys. For today’s interview, I went back and forth about what I wanted to chat with you two about. I ended up going with mental health awareness, since May is Mental Health Awareness month. Are you two comfortable talking about your mental health?

Exa: I am. Scar, are you okay with it?

Scar: I’m okay with it.

Siren: Great. There’s a lot to discuss when it comes to mental health. It would take hundreds of interviews to cover it all. I’ve decided to talk about protecting your mental health.

Exa: Oooh, I like that, Siren. That’s very important. What made you choose that topic?

Siren: It’s something I’ve neglected in the past. And the thing is, I didn’t even know I was neglecting it.

Exa: Say that again for the people in the back.

Siren: Which part?

Exa: The part where you said you didn’t know you were neglecting it. I felt that in my soul.

Siren: Oh, yeah, I didn’t even know I was neglecting to protect my mental health. No one ever talked to me about it. I didn’t even know it was a thing. Now that I think about it, I feel silly for not knowing. While neglecting my own mental health, I was doing everything to protect others’ mental health. For instance, when certain people would ask me for something, or to do something, even if I didn’t want to do it, even if I was too tired to do it, I still did it. Why? Because I didn’t want them to be stressed out or I didn’t want them to have to worry. Yet, their issues that I took on was stressing me out and causing me to worry. It wasn’t until I put down everyone else’s burdens that I realized how much baggage I’d been carrying that wasn’t even mine. I’d picked it up along the way. Or, I’d offered to carry it until the next stop. But, people got used to me carrying it, so they simply left it with me. I got so used to holding that weight, that I didn’t even notice it was weighing me down. It wasn’t until I was almost drowning that I realized their baggage was causing me to sink.

Exa: Girl, you just said it all right there. Yasss! What did you do to protect your mental health?

Siren: I had to let go of that baggage. Getting rid of it caused me to lose some people close to me. However, it also allowed me to see that some people were just using me. The moment I was no longer carrying their burdens, they disappeared. But, I’m okay with that. Mentally, I’m in a good place because they left.

Exa: I’m glad you let that dead weight go. I’ve been there, done that.

Siren: I think most of us have. Which is why I’d like for you two to share with the readers how you protect your mental health. They read about you in these books and see how bad a** you are. But that doesn’t mean you don’t struggle sometimes. Who wants to talk about it first?

Exa: I’ll go first.

Siren: Okay, Exa. How do you protect your mental health?

Exa: I end those who cause me stress.

Siren: Huh?

Exa: I end them. Kill them. Dead.

Siren: Um… you mean, you break ties with them?

Exa shakes her head.

Exa: No. I mean what I said. I end them. And that seems to solve the problem every time.

Siren: Um, let’s talk about the situations where you can’t end a person.

Exa: There’s never a situation where I can’t…

Siren: Exa, this is an interview. Don’t reveal too much about your life, okay?

Exa: Ohhh. My bad. I forgot.

Siren: That’s okay. Let’s try this again. Exa, how do you protect your mental health in this stressful world?

Exa: Well, I don’t kill people. *Exa winks.*

Siren: Of course, you don’t.

Exa: I try to focus on the positive. I try not to let the bad thoughts in and I…

Siren: Honest answers, please.

Exa: So, you want the nitty gritty?

Siren: Yes. How do you protect your mental? Without, uh, ending people.

Exa: Okay, I’ll tell you. I don’t. The truth is, I suck at protecting myself. I’m able to protect others. But, when it comes to me, I always put me last. It’s a bad habit I’m trying to let go of. Most people think I’m strong and unbothered simply because I’ve embraced my curves and don’t give a damn about social norms when it comes to weight. They fail to realize that I truly love me. I love my size. I love my curves. I’m very active. I eat right…. sometimes. But, I’m healthy. My heart is healthy. Yeah, I’m curvier and plumper than most. That doesn’t mean I’m upset or disturbed by it. What gets me down is seeing others suffer. I have a habit of taking on their pain. Not on purpose. It just happens. Even when they’re not worrying, I worry about them. My job is to save people. But, sometimes I fail. And that failure eats away at me until I feel like I’m going to go crazy. I try not to think about it. That’s how I used to try to protect my mental. I used to shove all those dark thoughts down and hope they never escaped. That no longer works. Now, I embrace those thoughts. I tell myself I’m only human. I can’t save every one. I no longer punish myself for not being perfect. No one is. I don’t let the thoughts and judgements of others make me feel pressured. However, like I said, I’m only human. Even when I don’t want to let others’ thoughts and judgements get to me, sometimes they do. When that happens, I allow myself to have a pity party. I cry. I let it out. I cry until I get a headache. I scream at the wall until my throat is sore. I let the anger out. I no longer hold it in. And then, I wipe my face and I take a nap. Before I go to sleep, I tell myself it’s going to be okay. I’m alive. I’m healthy. I have my squad. I have the man of my dreams. I remind myself, that though my life isn’t perfect, it’s full, it’s happy, it’s beautiful. Basically, protecting my mental involves allowing myself to be weak at times and not feeling guilty about it. Crying doesn’t make me weak. It took me a long time to realize that. It’s okay to cry. Just don’t let the tears last longer than the smiles do.

Siren: I LOVE it, Exa. I’m glad you’ve found a way to protect yourself. Scar, your turn. How do you protect your mental health?

Scar: I used to think talking about my thoughts and feelings made me weak. The first step for me was realizing that talking about how I feel doesn’t make me weak, it makes me strong. I no longer hold everything in. I no longer hold on to things that tear me down. I’ve learn to let go of any and everything that makes me feel bad. My protecting my mental health means loving some people from a distance. No matter how close you are to someone, sometimes you will need space from them. No matter how much you care about someone, sometimes, you have to let them shoulder their own burdens. No matter how much you love someone, sometimes, you have to put yourself first. I try not to feel guilty for telling others no. When I started doing that, my life became better. I mean, I still deal with F’d up stuff, but my mind is clearer. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I’m living my life and not simply existing. I guess you could call that protecting my mental. Right?

*Smiling* Siren: Right! That’s definitely protecting your mental. I’m glad you realized that you don’t have to carry everyone’s baggage, Scar. You used to look stressed out all the time. You look healthier now. More carefree.

Scar: I’ve got my woman to thank for that. Before I met her, I was always self conscious about my scar. If someone stared at me too long, I got offended. If they said something about it, it made me want to kill them…

Exa: With kindness. Kill them with kindness. Remember, this is an interview, Savage.

Scar: Right. I wanted to kill them… with kindness. I no longer feel that way. When people stare, I think to myself, that’s their business, not mine. If they don’t like how I look, that’s their problem, not mine. I don’t hide under hoodies any more. I have no reason to hide my scar. It’s part of me. Always will be.

Exa: He even smiles when I kiss it. Don’t you, Savage?

Siren: Scar, are you blushing?

Scar: No. It’s hot in here. Is the AC on?

Siren: I’m not hot.

Exa: Neither am I. You’re blushing, Savage.

Scar: Men don’t blush. Let’s get back to the subject. Like I said, I no longer hide my scar. I no longer carry others’ baggage. I still have F’d up thoughts sometimes, but it’s nothing like it used to be. I’m in a better headspace now. And that’s how I protect my mental.

Siren: Awesome. Thank you two for sharing with us how you stay healthy mentally. I have to bring you guys back on Siren Chat to talk about your love life one day. Before you go, do you have any love tips for the readers?

Exa: I have one. No matter how big the D is, you still have to suck it. So, practice jaw exercises.

Siren: Wow. Okay. What about you, Scar? Any romance tips?

Scar: I have one. Protect your love. Don’t let anyone come between it. Don’t let anyone tear it down. Don’t let anyone shake your foundation. For a long time I was mad at Garrett because he didn’t trust me. I’ve come to realize, he was trying to protect his love. Yeah, he went about it wrong. But, I’m no longer mad at him, because I get it now. I’ll do anything for Exa. I’ll destroy anyone who is a threat to Exa. I’ll destroy anyone who gets too close to Exa. What Garrett and I both have to learn is that we can’t let our emotions make us crazy. We have to protect our mental health while protecting the women we love. We’re so accustomed to fighting for what we want, what we love, that we believe we have to do the same thing when it comes to the women we love. Being with Exa is helping me realize I don’t have to fight for her love. I’ve already got it. I’ve just got to protect it without losing myself in the process. That’s what I’m working on now. Learning to protect my love without losing myself.

Siren: Awww. I love it! I love that you and Garrett are back on good terms. I love that you’re both working on your mental health. And I love that you both have women who love you unconditionally, flaws and all. Thanks, Scar and Exa, for joining me today to discuss mental health. I appreciate it.

Scar & Exa: You’re welcome.

Siren: Readers, if you haven’t read Scar and Exa’s story yet, it’s available on Amazon and FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Binge read the entire series this weekend.

Click HERE to view the Dangerously Curvy Series on Amazon!

Before we go, I have a question for you, readers. What are you doing to protect your mental health? I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment and let me know. Always remember to take time out for yourself each day. To-do lists never end. As soon as you finish one, you start another. Those chores aren’t going anywhere. Some of those important tasks can wait a few more minutes. Take time out for yourself each day. Protect your mental health.

Until next time, be safe and always read past your bedtime!

P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know what actions you’re taking to protect your mental health. Or, let me know what actions you plan to start taking to protect your mental health.

Dangerously Curvy Series, M'Renee Allen, Meet The Characters, New Year's Resolutions, Siren Chat, Spotlights

New Year’s Resolutions with the Killer Crew.

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Siren Chat. This month, we’re focusing on New Year’s Resolutions. I’m interviewing characters from my books to find out what their resolutions are. Today, we have the Killer Crew from Garrett’s Temptation joining us. But, before we get to them, I’ll share another one of my resolutions. 

This year, I hope to read more. Lately, I haven’t had much time to read. And instead of waiting on me to find time, my favorite authors keep dropping amazing books. From Shani Greene-Dowdell, to L. Loren, Posey Parks, C.D Samuda and so many more, I have a lot of catching up to do. I still need to read all of the books in the Once Upon A Villain series and the A Very Alpha Christmas series. This year, I plan to carve out some time to read more. I shared 2 books from my To-Read list today in my newsletter. I’ll share them and more on my blog soon. Feel free to leave me recommendations in the comments.

Now, for what you all really came here for. Let’s chat with the Killer Crew. Not all of the guys could make it. Garrett is keeping them very busy. But, Nik, Liam, and Kris showed up.

Warning: I am not responsible for what they do or say. And please forgive them for everything they do and say.

P.S. This interview contains spoilers. Be sure you’ve read my FREEBIE, The Fallout, before reading this interview.

Siren: Hey guys, could you sit down, please? Liam, is that a bomb? Why did you bring that in here?

Liam: It’s not a bomb. It used to be a bomb. I’ve taken it apart to study it.

Siren – Why? Never mind. Guys, let’s get started. What are you huddled up in the corner doing? Oh, wow. Is that a birthday gift for me?

Nik – We heard your birthday is today. So, we got you a little something.

Siren Feeling special. Opens the box. It’s a set of daggers. Smiles. I LOVE IT!

Nik: I told you she’d like it. You owe me $20, Kris. Pay up. You lost the bet.

Kris: Whatever! Siren, I voted to get you jewelry. Why are you happy about daggers? You’re no killer.

Siren: You’re right. I’m not. But they’re shiny and cute. And look, they’re even pointy….

Nik: Careful. They’re not toys.

Siren: I love them. I’m going to put these in my office as decoration.

Nik: What? Daggers are not decoration.

Siren: They’re mine and I can do whatever I want with them. Now, let’s get to those resolutions.

Nik: Wait, those daggers weren’t cheap and…

Siren: Would you rather have me get them dirty with blood or keep them clean and on display?

Nik, Liam, and Kris: Dirty with blood.

Siren: Of course, you’d all say that. They’re mine and I can do what I want with them. Now, let’s get to these resolutions. Which one of you guys would like to go first?

Liam: The youngest should go first.

Nik: The most handsome should go first. That means me.

Siren: You’re a twin.

Nik: Grins. But, I’m the handsome twin.

Kris: The one with the most kills should go first.

Nik: That’s still me.

Kris: That’s me.

Siren: How about we let Liam go first.

Nik: Why Liam?

Siren: Because, he’s holding a bomb that I want him to get out of here.

Nik: Makes sense.

Siren: Okay, Liam, tell me three of your resolutions.

Liam places his broken down bomb on the couch next to him. Nik and Kris scoots away from him. Siren leans back.

Liam: It’s not going to go off, guys. You know what? That’s one of my resolutions. I wish everyone wouldn’t be so afraid of my devices.

Nik: Last month, you rigged the washer machine. Now, everyone is scared to use it. And Oni is asking Garrett to buy a new one.

Liam: I’m not done with it. Once I’m finished, we’ll be able to remote-activate it. So, if we ever have to evacuate and blow up the safehouse to get rid of evidence, I can detonate the washing machine and it will take the entire place down, leaving no evidence behind.

Siren: You turned the washing machine into a bomb?

Liam: It’s not a bomb. It’s an exothermic reactor with….

Nik: It’s a bomb. It goes boom and it kills people.

Liam: *Sighs.* It’s kind of a bomb. But, forget about that. I’ve got two more resolutions. My second resolution is, I hope we can find a bigger safehouse.

Nik: That’s not a resolution.

Liam: Right. I should word it differently. I plan to go check out the other safehouses and see if they have more room.

Kris: You’re still complaining about the twins being in everything?

Liam: They own the house. Everything is baby proofed. I’m not allowed….

Nik: You’re not allowed to build sh*t that explodes in the house. Because of that, you want a bigger house?

Kris: If we had a bigger house, you still wouldn’t be allowed to build sh*t that explodes in the house. That’s what your shed is for.

Liam: Whatever. My third resolution is, I hope Scar returns soon. We need him.

Nik and Kris nods.

Siren: Oh, y’all nodding?

Nik: Yeah. Why wouldn’t we want our boy back?

Siren: Really? Because how I heard it was, you told him to leave.

Nik: Fake news, Siren. I never told him to leave. I did tell him to, you know, not be so close to Oni.

Siren: Which pretty much means leaving.

Nik: I never said those words.

Siren: Kris, how do you feel about this?

Kris: I think Scar leaving was a good thing.

Siren: This motherfu…. Why, Kris?

Kris: I haven’t spoken to him. But, I know he’s alive. If he wasn’t, I’m sure we’d know and then we’d have to kill whoever was responsible and…

Siren: We don’t have all day.

Kris: Glares at Siren.

Siren: Smiles. Please tell me why you think it’s a good idea, please?

Kris: He needs to be out on his own for awhile. And Garrett needs to no longer have his right hand man for a while. And they both need to see that they’re stronger together.

Nik: Yeah. That’s why I told him to take some time off and….

Siren: Lies. Don’t try to jump on Kris’ answer.

Nik: I’m serious.

Liam: No, he’s not.

Siren: We’re getting off track again. So, Liam, you’ve said your resolutions. Now, I want to hear Kris’.

Nik: Why Kris?

Siren: Because I think yours will take longer than his.

Kris: You’re right, Siren. I only have one.

Siren: We agreed on three.

Kris: I only have one.




Nik: Let me tell you a joke, Siren. What’s on the menu at the restaurant called Karma?

Siren: I don’t know. Um, chicken?

Nik: No. There’s no menu at Karma. You get what you deserve.

Siren: Bursts out laughing.

Liam and Kris: *Crickets*

Nik: That’s why I like you, Siren. You laugh at my jokes.

Siren: You’re a funny guy, Nik. But, we’ve got to move on. Kris, share your ONE resolution.

Kris: Peace on Earth.

Siren, Liam, Nik: What the hell?

Siren: That’s such a generic answer.

Nik: Forget generic. If there was peace on Earth, we wouldn’t have dispatch cases to work.

Kris: *Nods* I know.

Liam: And you’re okay with that?

Kris: I am.

Nik: *Appears shocked* Who are you and what have you done with my brother?

Kris: Hear me out. We have so many open cases right now. We have twins in the house. Dean and Garrett are always concerned about Oni and Rain’s safety. Nik, you’ve even been concerned with the safety of L….

Nik: Heyyyy. Shut the F*ck up. Just say your resolutions. Don’t go volunteering information.

Siren: Wait, I want to hear this. Whose safety has Nik been concerned with?

Nik: Siren, mind your business.

Siren: Is it a woman?

Nik: Nope, it’s a penguin. My New Year’s resolution is to save the penguins. Okay, guys, lets wrap this up. We’ve got somewhere to be in an hour.

Siren: Wait. You didn’t tell me your resolution, Nik.

Nik: I just did. I want to save the penguins.

Siren: No, you don’t.

Nik: Seriously, I do. Ever since I was forced to wear a bow tie to the wedding, I’ve felt a special bond with penguins.

Liam and Kris starts to laugh. Siren rolls her eyes. Liam’s ‘not a bomb’ starts to beep.

Siren: Liam, get that out of here.

Liam: It’s not going to explode.

Siren: Now, Liam.

Kris: Come on, Kid. Let’s go before we blow up the neighborhood.

Liam: Seriously, it’s not going to explode.

Kris: Come on, Kid. Happy Birthday, Siren. How old are you?

Nik: It’s not polite to ask a woman her age.

Kris: Siren isn’t a woman, she’s family. How old are you?

Siren: I’m For… Fo… Fort…. Sorry, I can’t even say the number.

Liam: Forty?

Siren nods.

Kris: There’s nothing wrong with forty. Try to say it again.

Siren: For…. Fort…

Nik: You’re a fort?

Siren: Shut up, Nik. Today, I am Forty! There, I said it.

Nik: Good, girl.

Siren rolls her eyes. Nik laughs. That ‘not a bomb’ is still ticking.

Siren: Liam!

Liam: I’m leaving. Come on, guys.

Liam and Kris head out.

Siren: Nik, wait.

Nik: I really want to save the penguins.

Siren: Forget that. Do you feel any guilt about Scar?

Nik: Guilt? Why would I feel guilt? I saved a relationship.

Siren: How? They won’t even talk.

Nik: Yeah, but they haven’t killed each other. That’s what would’ve happened if I hadn’t stepped in and talked to Scar.

Siren: But you made him feel like an outsider.

Nik: I know.

Siren: That’s wrong.

Nik: At least he’s not dead.

Siren: You made Garrett feel like he was right.

Nik: I know.

Siren: He’s not right.

Nik: At least he’s not dead.

Siren: Why do you keep saying that?

Nik: You’re thinking from a person on the outside looking in. All you see is wrong or right. There’s no wrong or right here. They’re both wrong. And they’re both right. Siren, we’re not like regular men. And when it comes to love, we’re more emotional than regular men.

Siren: Really?

Nik: Hell yeah. For men like us, all we see is death and destruction everyday. We become jaded. Life becomes a nuisance. We no longer fear death. We know that in our line of work, we can be killed at any time. However, when a ray of light appears in our life in the form of love, all of that changes. The fearless become the fearful. We no longer think with our trigger finger, we start to think with our heart. Like I said before, we’re not like regular men. We don’t understand wooing and all that. All we know is one word, MINE. Our women, our love, our ray of life, belongs to us and us only. If anyone, friend or foe, looks like they pose a threat to that, they become the enemy. Scar was very close to becoming Garrett’s enemy.

Siren: But, he already is…

Nik: No, he left before that could happen. Right now, Garrett is just mad because a part of him feels like an idiot for doubting Scar’s loyalty. However, his pride won’t let him reach out to Scar, not yet. He needs time. He needs to work through his own issues. But he needs to do it without Scar around.

Siren: What about poor, Scar?

Nik: Scar isn’t poor. He got big money. He’s a money hoarder.

Siren: I didn’t mean poor that way. But, a money hoarder? Really? I wish I was a money hoarder.

Nik: You need some money, Siren? Does your husband not provide for you?

Siren: First of all, he does. Second of all, I don’t need him to. I make my own money, thank you.

Nik: Oh, right. You’re an independent woman.

Siren: Damn straight.

Nik: Mumbles under his breath – I’m so sick of independent women who won’t let you take care of them.

Siren: What was that? Are you talking about someone specific?

Nik: I said, you don’t have to worry much about poor Scar. Scar needs to find himself. He needs to find what he wants out of life. Hell, who knows, he may even find love while he’s out on his own.

Siren: What if he doesn’t come back?

Nik: He will.

Siren: How do you know?

Nik: Because men like us never turn our backs on our brothers. We fight. We fall out. We separate. But when needed, we always show up. If Scar calls, we will drop everything and come running. If Garrett calls, Scar will drop everything and come running. That’s true loyalty. It may bend. But it never breaks.

Siren: But what if…

Nik: Siren, have faith in us. In the end, everything will be okay. And their relationship will be stronger than before.

Siren: *Sigh* If you say so. Before you go, who is it that you’ve been trying to protect?

Nik: Looks down at his wrist. Look at the time.

Siren: You’re not wearing a watch.

Nik: Uh, I am. It’s invisible.

Siren: An invisible watch? Right?

Nik: Yeah. Liam made it. You know that Kid is a genius.

Siren: Have you found a woman that you like, Nik?

Nik: Me? No. I, uh, don’t have time for that. So, I’ve got to go. It’s my turn to watch the twins while Garrett and Oni have a date night. Let’s do this again. It was fun. I’ll bring the penguins next time. Happy Birthday. Bye.

Nik rushes from the room, leaving Siren staring after him.

Siren: So, readers, that’s that. I’m pretty sure Nik has a crush on someone. I’ll find out who it is and let you know later. But, what do you think about the things he said? Do you agree with Nik’s method of trying to resolve things? Let me know in the comments. I’m torn. I kind of understand what he’s saying. He’s thinking that Scar and Garrett need to be apart to realize just how much they need each other. But, I feel like he could’ve gotten them to that point with a less aggressive plan. *Sigh* Let me know how you feel about all this. Should Nik have just stayed out of it? Or was he right to have gotten involved before things escalated between Scar and Garrett?

Also, next week is the final week of New Year’s Resolutions. And I’ll be interviewing our boy, Vlad. I didn’t plan to interview him. He asked to be interviewed. He has something he wants to say about all of this. Find out his thoughts next week! Until then, be safe and always read past your bedtime! Smooches!


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They say all good things must come to an end.

But that wasn’t supposed to happen to them. They were supposed to be brothers for life. But if blood relatives can fallout, why couldn’t they? Chaos brought them together. Loyalty bound them together. But love would tear them apart. And jealousy would be the reason for their fallout.

Note: This ends on a cliffhanger! This is not a romance. This is a glimpse into the past and bridges the gap between book 2, Garrett’s Temptation, and book 4, Scar’s Obsession. Enjoy!

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New Year’s Resolutions With Garrett and Oni.

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Siren Chat. Okay, so, I should’ve posted this yesterday. What had happen was, I stayed in bed all day. It felt soooo good to stay in bed and not do anything. I feel so refreshed now. Guys, we have to take a break every now and then for our mental stability. If you don’t, please start. I took a day off and I’m feeling energized.

So, let’s get started. This month, we’re focusing on New Year’s Resolutions. I’m interviewing characters from my books to find out what their resolutions are. Today, we have Garrett and Oni from Garrett’s Temptation joining us. But, before we get to them, I will share one of my resolutions with you. It’s one that sounds super easy but is actually very hard.

Write more. See, simple, right? Nope. I’m easily distracted by television, the squirrels who like to play on my porch – I have named them Chip and Dale. My hubby is a distraction. The biggest distraction is social media. So, this year, I hope to find a PA to handle most of my social media duties while I focus on writing. Wish me luck! (I guess that’s two resolutions right there. Find a PA and write more.)

Okay, enough about me. Now, for what you all came here for. Let’s chat with Oni and Garrett.

Warning: I am not responsible for what they do or say. Also, if you have not read books 1-3 of this series, you may not want to read this interview. It contains spoilers.

Siren: Okay, readers. I have Garrett and Oni here with me. They’re going to share their New Year’s resolutions with you. Before they start, take a minute to think about what you imagine their resolutions will be. At the end of the interview, leave a comment and let me know if you guessed correctly!

Siren – Hi, Oni!

Oni – Hi, Siren. Long time no see.

Siren – Hi, Garrett.

Garrett – I heard you made Dean angry last week.

Siren – …..

Garrett – ……

Siren – …..

Garrett – Good, someone needs to bring up the subject of kids with him. He gets upset whenever I do it.

Siren – I didn’t bring it up. Rain did. Yet, he still got upset with me.

Garrett – Don’t worry about it. That’s just how he is. He has a bad attitude.

Siren *Raises eyebrow* Oh, he does, does he? Is he the only one with a bad attitude?

Garrett *With a straight face* Yes, he is.

Siren – …..

Garrett – ……

Siren – ……

Oni – I feel like I’m missing something here.

Garrett – You’re not missing anything, Beauty. Siren just likes giving me a hard time.

Siren – True. By the way, How’s Scar?

Garrett – ….

Siren -…….

Garrett – I heard Dean threatened to burn this place down. We can make that happen.

Oni – Garrett! Stop acting like that. As for Scar…. *Oni sighs* We haven’t heard from him in a while. I’m worried.

Garrett – I thought we were here to talk about New Year’s Resolutions.

Siren – We are.

Garrett – Let’s do that then. I’ll start.

Siren – Usually, I have the woman start….

Garrett – I’ll start.

Siren – Fine.

Garrett – My New Year’s Resolutions are to protect my family from threats. I also want to forever be a great father to my kids. I want to be someone they can depend on and run to when things are too hard. But, I also want to teach them to stand on their own two feet.

Oni – I like those resolutions, Beast.

Siren – So do I, Beast.

Oni – Siren, you tried it.

Siren – My bad. Garrett, what’s your final resolution?

Garrett – It’s Oni’s turn.

Siren – But, you only told us two and…

Garrett – It’s my wife’s turn.

Siren – Ugh, fine! Oni can you please share with the readers your THREE New Year’s resolutions.

Oni – Sure thing, Siren. As long as you don’t call Garrett Beast again.

Siren – I wouldn’t dream of it.

Oni – Great. My first resolution is to get healthier.

Garrett – Don’t you dare lose weight.

Oni – While getting healthier, some weight may drop off.

Garrett – First, you said you was just trying to lose baby weight. You lost it. Now you trying to lose that a$$. I’m not happy with this, Beauty.

Oni – Okay, okay. I’ll just work on toning up.

Garrett – I’ll work out with you.

Oni – We tried that. When you work out with me, you always end up…. you know.

Garrett *Winks at Oni* Yeah, I know.

Oni *Smiles and blushes.*

Siren – Okaaay, let’s get back on track guys.

Garrett – Mind your business, Siren.

Siren – This is my business. I’m here to interview you guys. Not watch you two stare into each other’s eyes.

Garrett – Jealous?

Siren – Uh, no. I’ve got a husband of my own.

Garrett – Has he ever killed for you?

Siren – Well…

Garrett – Has he ever laid your enemies at your feet?

Siren – Um….

Garrett – Has he ever…..

Siren – He’s never kidnapped me. Neither has he ever tried to torture me. And he’s never…

Garrett – Why you bringing up the past?

Oni – I feel like I’m the only adult in the room. You two do realize I have babies to get back to and I hate being away from them for a long period of time, right?

Garrett – Yes, love. Let’s go home to our twins.

Siren – Can one of you at least tell me your resolutions?

Garrett – I told you two of mine.

Siren – What’s your final one?

Garrett – I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it.

Siren – Really? You’ve known about this interview all month.

Garrett – I’ve had other sh*t to deal with, Siren. I don’t get to take a day off like you do.

Siren – Oh, really? You know what? You’ve been hella petty lately.

Oni – Enough you two. I’ll tell you mine, Siren. I already said I want to be healthier this year. I also want to take my writing career to the next level.

Siren: I feel you on that. Can you elaborate a bit?

Oni: Sure. I’m talking movie deals and all of that. I want merch for my books too. By the way, I love your merch.

Siren – Thanks!

Oni – As for my final resolution, I want my family to get back together.

Siren – Are you talking about reuniting with your mother and your sister?

Oni *Rolls eyes* Of course not. That’s another story. I’m talking about my Killer Crew. As you know, Scar left the house. He’s gone to find himself or something like that.

Siren stares at Garrett. Garrett glares at Siren.


Garrett shakes his head.


Garrett swipes his finger across his throat.

Siren *Ignores the warning* Is that why Scar said he left? Did he really leave to go ‘find himself?’

Oni – Yeah. Why? What have you heard?

Siren*Reading Garrett’s Lips.*

Garrett. – *Mouths the words, kill shot.*

Siren – I was just asking.

Oni – Oh! Okay.  Well, those are my three resolutions. I think we’re done here.

Siren – I guess so. Thank you both for talking to me today.

Oni – You’re welcome, Siren. Anytime. Thank you for having us. We’ll see you later.

Siren – Bye. Bye Garrett!


Siren Shaking head as she watches them head to the door. After they leave, Siren gathers up her notes. She looks up when she hears footsteps. There’s Garrett. Good thing she wore her bulletproof vest.

Garrett – Why did you keep bringing up Scar?

Siren – No reason.

Garrett – Hmm….

Siren – Hmm….

For a minute, he doesn’t say anything.

Siren – Did you need anything else?

Garrett *Rubs his hand through his hair* How is he?

Siren – You should ask him yourself.

Garrett – I’m asking you.

Siren – And I’m telling you to ask him. He’s still your brother, right?


Siren – Let me give you a piece of advice. No one lives forever. If you’ve got something you want to say to someone, say it today. Tomorrow isn’t promised. If you want to know how Scar is doing, find him and ask him.

Garrett – You sound like you blame me for him leaving?

Siren – I do.

Garrett – Why?

Siren – Because you pushed him away.

Garrett – I didn’t. All I wanted was to have my wife to myself.

Siren – Whatever you say.

Garrett – Would your husband be okay with you going to his brother when you need help? Would your husband be okay with his brother hanging around you, making you laugh and sh*t like that?


Garrett – In my heart, I know they’re only friends. I know my wife is loyal to me. But I’ve never had someone love me the way she does. I’ve never had someone treat me the way she does. I’ve never had someone look at me the way she does. I’m possessive. And I’m never going to apologize for being this way. I want all her smiles. I want to be the one she turns to, every time, no matter what it is. I don’t want to share any part of her.

Siren – I understand. But…

Garrett – You don’t understand. Everything I love, it always gets taken from me. Not this time. Not my Beauty. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. Even if it means losing a brother. I’ll always be there for Scar. But I can’t have him back in the safehouse.

Siren – But…

Garrett – Call me crazy. I’ll be that. I’m crazy about Oni. And nothing you or anyone else says will change that. So, next time, don’t bring up Scar in front of her. Got that?

Garrett turns and leaves, leaving Siren staring after him.

Siren: Okay, readers! Let’s chat for a moment. Look, I know Garrett is hurting. I can see that. Now, I’ve just got to find a way to help him. Readers, what do you suggest? Leave me a comment letting me know whether or not you agree with Garrett’s logic? Would your life partner feel the same way if you were close to their brother or friend like Oni is close with Scar? I want to hear your thoughts on this.

That’s it for this week. Next week, I’m interviewing a few members of the Killer Crew. I want to know what they think about what’s going on between Garrett and Scar. Until next week, be safe and always read past your bedtime! Smooches!

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They say all good things must come to an end.

But that wasn’t supposed to happen to them. They were supposed to be brothers for life. But if blood relatives can fallout, why couldn’t they? Chaos brought them together. Loyalty bound them together. But love would tear them apart. And jealousy would be the reason for their fallout.

Note: This ends on a cliffhanger! This is not a romance. This is a glimpse into the past and bridges the gap between book 2, Garrett’s Temptation, and book 4, Scar’s Obsession. Enjoy!

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New Year’s Resolutions with Dean and Rain.

Happy Wednesday! Readers asked for it. So, I’ve decided to get back to doing weekly blog posts. I’m baccckkkk!

This month’s theme is New Year’s resolutions. Same as every year, my resolution is to try to take over the world. Just kidding! It’s something much harder than that. I plan to once again try to lose weight. Low carb plans work for me. Not Atkins or Keto. I’m not ready for that yet. But, I will be cutting carbs in 2021. I’ll keep you updated on my progress. Enough about me. You came here to hear from Dean and Rain. Warning: Don’t blame me for the words that come out of their mouths. I am not responsible for them.

Enjoy this interview.

Siren: Okay, readers. I have Dean and Rain here with me. They’re going to share their New Year’s resolutions with you. Before they start, take a minute to think about what you imagine their resolutions will be. At the end of the interview, leave a comment and let me know if you guessed right!

WARNING: If you haven’t read Dean’s book, this interview will contain spoilers.

Siren – Hi, Dean and Rain. Thank you for joining me and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to tell my readers and I your New Year’s Resolutions.

Rain – It’s our pleasure. Right, Dean?

Dean – If it makes you happy, love.

Siren – Dean, are you saying Rain forced you to do this interview?

Dean – Precisely. I’m a busy man. I’ve got important things to do.

Siren – Like keep an eye on Garrett?

Dean – You’re being nosey, Siren.

Siren – Alright, alright. Let’s get to the point of this interview. I’ve already stated my resolution. I want to lose weight…

Rain – Girl, you better eat a donut and forget about the rest. There’s nothing wrong with some extra meat on your bones.

Siren – I know. I just want to lose about…

Rain – Baby, tell her, the curvier the better, right?

Dean – Men need something to hold on to when they’re fuc…

Rain – Enough, Dean! I didn’t tell you to say all of that.

Siren – Wow. Uh. Okay. You first, Rain. What are three of your New Year’s resolutions?

Rain – Mine are simple. I’m not tryin to lose weight…

Dean – You better not.

Rain – But, I am trying to be healthier. I’m an aunt now. I’ve got to chase two little twins around. I can’t be letting them tire me out.

Dean – Those kids tire me out. All they do is run.

Rain – Also, I want to open a restaurant after everything in our life settles down. And last but not least, I would like to maybe, uh, get pregnant this year.

*Dean starts coughing. Rain pats him on the back. Siren sips her tea.*

Dean – Pregnant?

Rain – I said maybe.

Dean – Siren, I want to change one of my resolutions.

Siren – You haven’t even stated them yet.

Dean – I want to add no babies to mine.

Rain – Dean!

Dean – Not right now. You see how crazy fatherhood has made Garrett. I’m not ready for that.

Rain – You won’t be like that.

Dean – I’ll probably be worse. Let’s wait until after everything settles down. After all the cases have been solved and…

Rain – So, never?

Dean – Not never. Just, later.

Rain – I want to be a mom.

Dean – What about a pet?

Rain – I don’t want no damn pet.

Dean – Fishes are easy to clean up after. And when they die, you just flush them down the toilet.

Rain – I can’t believe you, Dean.

Dean – What?

Rain – I’m ready to go.

Siren – Wait. Dean hasn’t finished telling the readers his New Year’s Resolutions.

Rain – You heard him, no babies.

Siren – But the other two…

Rain – No babies. No sex. No Food.

Dean – I never said those.

Rain – I said them for you. Those are all the things you won’t be getting in 2021.

Dean – Hey, Rain. Don’t go. Don’t. Shit. *Turns to me.*

Siren – Um, I guess we’re done here.

Dean – Fix it, Siren, or I’ll burn this whole place to the ground. *Storms off.*

Siren – And this is what I get for creating such violent characters. They even threaten me! Okay readers, maybe we’ll have better luck next week when I interview Garrett and Oni. Then again, maybe I’ll bring my bulletproof vest with me, just in case. Despite their early departure, I hope you enjoyed this interview. Please leave a comment telling me one of your own New Year’s Resolutions. and let me know if you guessed theirs correctly. Until next week, be safe and always read past your bedtime. I’m going to go out and make sure Dean and Rain are okay. No sex for a year? He’ll end up killing everyone who looks at him wrong. Later!

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But that wasn’t supposed to happen to them. They were supposed to be brothers for life. But if blood relatives can fallout, why couldn’t they? Chaos brought them together. Loyalty bound them together. But love would tear them apart. And jealousy would be the reason for their fallout.

Note: This ends on a cliffhanger! This is not a romance. This is a glimpse into the past and bridges the gap between book 2, Garrett’s Temptation, and book 4, Scar’s Obsession. Enjoy!

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#BeautifulVillains presents: Anna Black from the Chloe Daniel’s Mysteries series by Deidra D.S. Green.


October belongs to the villains. All October, I’ve been sharing books that feature amazing villains. You know who I’m talking about – the bad guys/girls/creatures of the night who we love to hate. Or hate to love. Maybe both.

The next villain I’m showing love to is Anna Black from the Chloe Daniel’s Mysteries by author Deidra D.S. Green. First of all, let me say that I absolutely love this series and I LOVE Anna Black.

In my opinion, she’s one of those misunderstood villains. Like Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad or Regina as the evil queen from Once Upon A Time. You have to read the series to form your own opinion. Everyone say hello to Ms. Anna Black!

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Hush little baby, don’t say a word…

For years, Anna Black was the only child and the apple of her parents’ eyes. When baby sister, Angel, comes along, Anna’s life is quickly turned upside down. Anna will stop at nothing to win back her parents’ affection. When her tactics lose their efficacy, Anna’s desperate cries for help morph into something more sinister. Can anyone stop this angel of mercy? Find out in Sick, Sicker, Sickest… A Chloe Daniels Mystery


Anna Black is an exceptional villain because she’s complex and simple all at the same time. Anna desperately wants the attention of her parents, simple, right? But the way she goes about trying to gain their attention is what complicates matters.

Anna is brilliant, I mean she is incredibly intelligent; however, people assume because of what she does that she isn’t all that bright. Anna proves over and over again that it takes a great deal of smarts to be an effective serial killer; although Anna regards herself as an Angel of Mercy.


Baby Jane reminded Anna Black of Angel, her little sister.  Baby Jane didn’t stand a real chance at having a decent life, Anna thought to herself as she filled the syringe without measuring.  The teen mom, young, dumb, and immature, didn’t even realize she was pregnant (or that’s what she tried to tell anyone who would listen) until it was too late. 

Anna didn’t see the mother beforehand, but the buzz around the nurses’ station was that the girl didn’t gain a lot of weight with the pregnancy.  Her parents must have been stupid, too, Anna thought to herself as she found just the right spot behind the baby’s ear for the deadly injection. Who doesn’t know they’re pregnant, no matter how young they are? 

The girl is said to have had the baby at home sitting on the toilet.  She supposedly panicked and didn’t grab the little girl out of the shitty, bloody toilet water until it was almost too late.  The new grandmother heard commotion coming from the bathroom and fished the baby out of the toilet.  By the time they got the baby and the mom to the hospital, the baby had suffered brain damage. 

They weren’t sure if she would ever be right again. I’m doing her a favor, Anna mused as she pushed the piercing needle deep into the baby’s pink flesh.  The baby didn’t even cry, completely unaware of the assault of insulin about to take over her little body. First to die off completely would be her brain, then her main organs would start to shut down—her liver, lungs and finally her heart would fail to beat ever again. 

It was late at night in the nursery and Anna was one of only three nurses on rotation in the infant ward.  After recapping and placing the poison-filled needle back in the pocket of her nursing smock, Anna rubbed the baby’s back lovingly and began to hum and then sing her favorite lullaby.

Hush little baby, don’t say a word… Anna continued to hum as she went along.
The life supporting machines blared over Anna’s broken melody, alerting to the crisis the baby was beginning to experience.  Anna, being the savior that she was, ran to the alert button and slammed against it, signifying there was a problem in her unit.  Making her way to the entrance of her unit which spilled out into the main corridor of the infant ward, Anna went into full blown rescue mode.

“Help! Help! She’s Coding!”  Anna yelled into the hall for anyone in ear shot.  Doctors and medical personnel responded immediately, pouring into the unit and moving as quickly as possible to the aid of Baby Jane.  Anna stood back and let the madness unfold in front of her.  She hoped she had given Baby Jane enough to take her out of her misery.

If not, the baby would be worse off than when Anna started.  Besides, she was fucked up anyway.  Either way, Anna would be seen as the hero.  She was the one who found the baby in a compromised position.  She was the one who alerted staff to the medical crisis.  No matter what others did to try and save the baby’s life, Anna would be the one the parents would remember as the first to respond.

Anna moved closer to the action.  She had to.  She was a nurse and charged with the responsibility of aiding the sick.  Anna had taken the Hippocratic Oath just like the rest of the team working diligently to save little Baby Jane’s mediocre life.  Hands were moving swiftly—orders were being given from the lead doctor. 

They were almost frantic as the machines continued to blare the disaster that was happening right in front of their eyes. They had no idea that this disaster was man-made.  Anna had to hold back a smile as she saw just how much energy she created in such a short period of time. After a few moments of non-stop medical mayhem, the machines that indicated how well or how poorly the patient was doing started to utter sounds closer to normal. 

The height of the crisis was over, but Baby Jane was not out of the woods yet.  She would have to be moved to the neonatal intensive care unit where they would try and see if they could undo the things that had been done to her—the things they didn’t know had been done to her.

Baby Jane had a chance at survival if they found out about the oversaturation of insulin that had been so violently injected into her poor defenseless body.  If they got to her in time she would live, and her life would continue to be a waste. If they didn’t, Baby Jane would go to be with the angels.

The next step in the process was really what Anna lived for.  She lived for the thank you’s she got from her fellow medical practitioners for getting to the baby just in the nick of time.  Anna lived for the moment when the parents would be told what happened and who helped save their baby. 

Even if Baby Jane didn’t make it, for her parents, Anna would live in infamy as their hero—the one who got their first. Anna didn’t go with Baby Jane to intensive care.  That was not her job. She had done what she intended to do.  The rest of what happened would be left to others. Besides, there were more precious little babies for her to give her special kind of attention to.

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#BeautifulVillains presents: For Sparrow by Pandora Spocks.


October belongs to the villains. All October, I’ll be sharing books that feature amazing villains. You know who I’m talking about – the bad guys/girls/creatures of the night who we love to hate. Or hate to love. Maybe both.

First up is For Sparrow by Pandora Spocks. For Sparrow releases October 3rd. Preorder it today at the special preorder price of .99 pennies. A deal so good… it’s scary. Enjoy this peek into the book.


When Jessi Crenshaw’s husband Graham dies unexpectedly, she’s devastated. He’s the only man she’s ever loved. Just eighteen when she met him, she’s been married to him for twenty-five years. Now she’s lost her friend, her lover… and her Dominant.

But as it turns out, Graham had an inkling that his health was in decline, and he tapped his friend and protégé in the Lifestyle, firefighter and paramedic Judd Farris, to be Jessi’s Dominant until she gets back on her feet.

Judd is determined to fulfill his promise to his friend. But it’s a damn odd arrangement— a platonic Dom/sub relationship. With her fiery auburn hair, sparkling green eyes, and audacious spirit, Jessi captured his attention the first time he ever saw her. At her husband’s funeral.

A man could go to hell for the things he’s been thinking. But they’ve drawn a line, and he’s going to stick to it.

Judd’s sexy good looks and his gentle confidence aren’t lost on Jessi. She’s torn between loyalty to the man she loved, and desire for the man increasingly in her fantasies. In the letter Graham left for her, he mentioned that she might find Judd attractive. But that’s simply ridiculous. He’s five years younger than she is. He couldn’t possibly be interested in her. Could he?

Judd’s a Dom without a sub, and Jessi’s a sub without a Dom. It’s perfect for the time being. Could it be that Graham had more in mind than merely a temporary solution?

And could it all end at the hands of a madman?

FOR SPARROW is a contemporary erotic romance novel with a light BDSM theme. It’s the third book in the Dream Dominant Collection.


The Villain—Gary Wayne Gentry

Gary Wayne Gentry is a nondescript little man with dreams of being someone important. He’s the guy who’s always on the outside, looking in.

He yearns to do a job that requires a uniform, but he was unceremoniously drummed out of the army for attacking a fellow recruit. And after they see the results of his personality inventory, he can’t land a job with either the police or fire department.

Tired of not being noticed, he embarks on a violent cross-country tour, targeting first responders along the way. He’ll show them.


Gary Wayne Gentry stood watching as firefighters fought to extinguish the blaze in Parson’s Hardware on the main street of Baker City, Oregon. He was merely one in a crowd of lookie-loos that had gathered on the opposite side of the street, a guy so nondescript that no one would ever remark on the short, balding man with a slight paunch. No one would even notice him. Which used to bother Gary.

Used to. But he’d learned that being unnoticeable could be an asset.
He watched as the supervisor barked out orders to the firefighters on the ground. Hoses were deployed, plans were followed. Soon enough, thick black smoke turned white. Which meant the fire was out, there were merely a few hot spots that merited attention.

He knew this because Gary had always wanted to be a firefighter. Or a cop. Or a soldier. Some damn thing with a uniform. He’d actually been in the Army for a short time. Until he’d been involved in an altercation with a fellow recruit. It hadn’t been his fault. Gary Wayne Gentry didn’t take shit off of anybody. The cry baby had had his jaw wired shut for a few weeks, and everybody lost their mother-effing minds. To keep the bureaucratic wheels running smoothly, they’ve given him a General discharge, and Gary was adrift once again.

He’d tried the police and the firefighters, and gotten damn close, too. It was always when they saw the results of his personality inventory that they said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Watching the Baker City FD roll up their hoses and gather their other equipment, Gary snorted. Always so GD superior, like their shit don’t stink. Probably effing volunteer, sum’bitches.

He had a uniform, mind you. Like that was hard to get. There was a uniform store on every corner in America. Sometimes he’d dress up and go to a bar. It was usually enough to get a few free drinks. Gary would spin some yarn about the fires he’d put out, and the people he’d saved. That only lasted so long before people got tired of listening.

Firefighters probably got a lot of pu**y, too. Only so far, the fake uniform hadn’t yielded much of that. And the problem with small towns was, although he was reasonably anonymous, people would notice a man with a gun. That much he was positive about. A crowd that small, someone would definitely notice if he tried to pick off a firefighter or two.

Which was a pain in the ass, because that was the whole point of starting the fire anyway. What, did you think Gary Wayne Gentry was just a firebug, one of those pathetic bastards who got their rocks off watching fire? Please. The fire was simply a means to an end.

He used to listen to scanners and try to show up at fires and car accidents and such. But who has time for that, really? When you set the fire, you know exactly when and where they’re going to show up, it’s not rocket science.

Anyway, clearly, Baker City, Oregon was way too small for him to be able to indulge in his favorite sport. But then, you live and you learn, don’t you? He’d worked his way up the west coast with a moderate degree of success. Los Angeles and San Francisco had been goldmines for his little pastime. So crowded, so full of crazies.

When the odd firefighter here or there, and one cop, he was proud to say, ended up shot at emergency calls, the authorities always blamed gang violence or some such nonsense. Sometimes he wondered if he should be offended, gangs getting the credit for his work. But he wasn’t ready to stop, so the better for him if he remained unnoticed.

If someone, his mother for instance, bothered to ask him, “Gary, why do you do these things?” he knew exactly what he’d say. Because they think they’re better than me, that’s why. Because they think I’m not good enough, that’s why. G.D. mother-effers. I’m smarter than all of them.

As the last of the onlookers left the scene, Gary decided that remaining unseen was the best plan, so he mosied on back to his beige Chevy Impala and drove away slowly. There was one thing he was sure of. He sure as shit couldn’t go any further west. He laughed, imagining himself driving into the Pacific Ocean. So, east it was.

Heading off into the dark night, he considered his choice of hobbies. It was unorthodox, maybe. But it wasn’t his fault, not really. His name was Gary Wayne Gentry. Seriously, his mother should have known better.


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Book Spotlight: Sleep Sweetly by Angel Mystique #FairyTales #NewRelease #ParanormalRomance


I love fairy tales. I love them even more when they’re a little twisted. So when I received an invite to be part of the F’d Up Fairy Tales collection and retell one of my favorite stories, I jumped on it. Today, I’m spotlighting one of the books from that collection, Sleep Sweetly. The author will share some info about the book with us and she even brought the characters along so they can chat with us. Enjoy!


Who is your favorite fairy tale villain and why?

I love to hate Cinderella’s evil stepmother. She seemed almost untouchable, until the end. I think that’s why I loathe her so much. She had everyone (even her CAT!) under her rule and control. That’s POWER, and that’s why she’s my favorite villain.

What fairy tale is your new release a F’d Up version of and why did you choose that fairy tale to rewrite?

My Fairy Tale is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I choose Sleeping Beauty to be ‘F’d Up’ because it was always one of my favorite classics as a child.

What makes your fairy tale different from the original?

Oh, goodness. Let’s see… What *isn’t* different? LOL. The setting. The gender swapping. Everything makes it different from the original. I hope readers enjoy it! I really do!


What does love mean to you?

JEROME: Protection.
RILEY: Sacrifice.

What do you love most about your partner?

JEROME: She’s so… caring. I hope that comes through in our story. She cares about me, and that means the world to me.
RILEY: He’s bold and out there… I love that about him.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

JEROME: I guess you could say I do. Did. Whatever.
RILEY: Lust. Yeah. Love? Nope. But don’t tell Rome that, though.


Once upon a time…”

Riley Sinclair wakes up in the same place every night- not in a bed, refreshed. No. She awakes in the woods -alone- as the sun peeks through an opening in them. To make matters worse, her ex-boyfriend who was murdered (or was he?) keeps haunting her dreams, trying to commune with her.
Putting her best foot forward, taking the steps to move on, Riley is struggling. For every time she closes her eyes, Jerome is there.
When your curse is to be without the one you love, you do everything in your power to reverse it, right?
In dreams, he waits for her, hoping that she’ll see the truth and sleep sweetly.

Sleep Sweetly Teaser

She sighed. It had been a year since the moment she found herself waking up in this part of the woods. A deep cove of nothing but trees and moss, hidden away from the rest of the wild, crazy forest. It offered her comfort, or at least that was how she felt the first few times.
Now, she needed answers.
She needed for him to set her free. Instantly.
Because the sleepless nights, or the times when she would wake up in cold sweats, weren’t cutting it anymore.
People around her thought she was crazy. She kept her head down, conversations short (apart from conversing with Jamie). She was open to him, now that Jerome had died. More open, really.
And as Riley closed her eyes, listening to the still, quiet of the forest, she felt him. Felt Jerome standing behind her.
“I’m right here, Rome. What do you want, babe? What do you want from me?” Her voice was barely above a whisper, as she opened her eyes a moment later.
Turning around, her eyes met pitch black. More darkness everywhere she looked. For miles, there was nothing but the darkness of night, yielding more time without Jerome speaking to her.
But she felt him.
“Jerome?” she called out to him again, her voice rising in pitch. Her entire body bent over, pressed toward the ground until she was laying with her right cheek to the Earth; her knees touching her chest. She whispered his name over and over… Until she swore she could hear his heart beating. Until she succumbed to the exhaustion of crying, accompanied by the heaviness behind her eyelids.
She wasn’t afraid to close her eyes and dream.


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Angel Mystique has been writing stories ever since she was eight years old. A passionate writer, she pens stories of drama, erotic dramas, and focuses on love stories and romances in any genre. When she’s not typing up her latest WIP, she can be found catching up on shows that she loves. Greenleaf, Scandal, and The Bachelor Franchise (and so many other authors and TV shows) all are attributing factors to why she writes what she writes.
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Valentine’s Day Hop And The Perfect Date Night with Gemini and Zain from Kiss Me, Keep Me #NewRelease #SFR


Valentine’s Day is almost here and it’s time for a Valentine’s Day Blog Hop and Giveaway. Not only will there be a main giveaway of an Amazon Echo, there will also be giveaways at each stop along the hop. More chances for you to win awesome prizes.

Today, I, along with two of my favorite characters, Gemini and Zain, from my new release, Kiss Me, Keep Me, will share with you our idea of the perfect date night. Remember, Zain is not from Earth. So, be patient with him. First up, yours truly.


My idea of the perfect date is actually what’s going to take place this weekend. My husband has rented us a room at a nice hotel along the beach. I’ll get to read or write on the drive to the hotel. (I love long drives.)

It’s supposed to be warmish this week, so I may actually get a chance to walk along the beach. We’re going to watch a movie, and I get to pick the movie which means we’ll be watching Fifty Shades Darker.

We plan to have drinks and dinner at our favorite restaurant. I get to dress up. Yay. It seems like all I wear these days are scrubs for work and pajamas for bed. But hey, they’re usually Disney scrubs and I have cute minion and wonder-woman pajamas. But, it’s going to feel good to actually put on a dress and heels.

Our perfect date doesn’t end in one night. The next day, we’re going to the Casino to gamble. I’m cheap, so I’ll spend about twenty dollars before I decide to simply watch my hubby at the tables.

You’re probably wondering where the gifts come in. Well, my husband and I don’t exchange Valentine’s Day gifts. Strange? Not really. I travel for work and whenever he comes to visit me in the different cities that I’m in, he brings me ‘I miss you’ gifts.

Because of that, I have forbidden him from purchasing me anything for Valentine’s Day. That didn’t stop him from buying me this cute stuffed animal that I can carry with me when I travel. Is it sad that I get more excited over a three dollar toy than I do over a diamond necklace? LOL.

Now that you know what I consider the perfect date night, it’s time for Gemini and Zain to share with you their idea of the perfect date. Enjoy!

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GEMINI: My idea of the perfect date is very detailed, so I’ll let Zain go first. What’s your idea of the perfect date honey?

ZAIN: June 1st.

GEMINI: Wait, no, I don’t think that’s what she meant.

ZAIN: But that is the perfect date.

GEMINI: What’s so special about that date?

ZAIN: It’s the day I first laid eyes on you.

GEMINI: Aww, how sweet. Thanks. But, I think we’re supposed to describe our idea of the perfect date night. You know, like that time we went out for ice cream.

ZAIN: Oh, I get it. Like the time I handcuffed you to the bed and…

GEMINI: Nope, not that. That’s private stuff. How about I describe my perfect date night instead?

ZAIN: Whatever you wish. But, I think mine is better.

GEMINI: Trust me, it is. However, it’s not something we share with others. Okay, my perfect date night would start with dinner and then a movie.

ZAIN: No fancy restaurants. They make me uncomfortable. Too many humans.

GEMINI: We’d go to a small diner.

ZAIN: And no big movie theater. Too many humans.

GEMINI: We’d rent a movie and watch it at home.

ZAIN: I’m enjoying this date already. When the movie is done we can get out the handcuffs, right?

GEMINI: No, after the movie, comes dessert.

ZAIN: Dessert, I love dessert. I can put the chocolate syrup on you again and lick…

GEMINI: We’d eat cupcakes.

ZAIN: I’d rather eat you…

GEMINI: AND THEN, we’d go to the bedroom…

ZAIN: That’s when we’ll get the handcuffs, right?

GEMINI: Yes, babe, that is when the handcuffs come out.

ZAIN: I would like to go on this date right now.

GEMINI: Let’s go.


Mechanical men may not have real hearts, but they also can’t break yours. The only thing you have to worry about them breaking is your headboard. But who needs a headboard anyway?
-Hudson Innovations – Making your life better, one machine at a time.

She’s not looking for love. She’s looking for lust.
The headboard breaking kind of lust.

Gemini Prescott has been burned by love too many times. There’s no way she’s going back down that road again. When she learns of mechanical men, she believes she’s found the perfect antidote to her problems. Mechanical men can’t break your heart. Mechanical men can’t cheat on you with your best friend. A mechanical man is exactly what she needs.

But something seems to be wrong with her personal robot. He doesn’t follow orders like he’s supposed to. Instead, he has demands of his own. Demands that leave her begging for more. She would return him to the manufacturer, but there’s this thing he does with his tongue that makes him a keeper.

He’s not looking for love or lust. He’s looking for a way off this planet.

Zain only has one goal: to return to his home-world. Though most of his brethren are enjoying their new life on Earth, Zain has no desire to follow their lead. He doesn’t want to be a pleasure-robot, a slave to whoever purchases him. He plans to leave Earth behind and he’ll destroy anyone who stands in his way.

Then he meets Gemini.
And everything changes.


Kiss Me, Keep Me is available on Amazon. For the month of February it is priced at only 0.99 and its FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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Book 1 of the Mechanical Men series is available on Amazon also and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TA96VI2
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TA96VI2
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The Valentine’s Blog Hop will run from February 12 – February 18.
Stop by each blog for a chance to win the author’s personal giveaway. Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Echo (Open to US participants only.)

Giveaway Link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/cbc5e7ff6/

Visit the other authors: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=693743

My prize for the hop is a ten dollar Amazon gift card. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment describing your idea of the perfect date night. One lucky winner will be chosen once the blog hop ends. Good luck and have a naughty Valentine’s Day!


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The Perfect Date with Shasta Pyke from Lost & Bound by Pandora Spocks #BDSM #NewRelease


Valentine’s Day is almost here. All weekend I’ll be talking to some of your favorite characters, asking them to reveal their idea of the perfect date. Some of their answers may surprise you. First up, Shasta Pyke, from the new steamy romance by Pandora Spocks, Lost & Bound. (I’m currently reading this and loving it!)

Take it away Shasta.


The Perfect Date Night
By Shasta Pyke
Leading Lady of Lost & Bound

When someone asks me about the perfect date night, I have to laugh. Because six months ago, my answer would have been completely different.
Back in LA, my perfect date night would have involved dressing up in new designer club wear, and being picked up by a hot celebrity driving a high-powered luxury import. Paparazzi would follow us to the hottest restaurant of the moment, and we’d try to ignore them as we ate an expensive dinner.
After that we’d party all night at an exclusive club, then head back to my place, or his, for our own private after-party.
But now? After Blake? Well, I know it sounds funny, but I love just being with him. I mean, we can pack a basket, take the boat to the far side of the lake, and have a beautiful picnic under the stars. A nice dinner of fresh-caught lake trout, a glass of wine, a lantern for light. All we’d hear would be the wind in the trees, maybe a loon calling out on the lake somewhere.
And if we happen to head up to his play cabin afterwards? Yeah, that is the perfect date night.


Blake Walker is no stranger to tragedy. Immediately following a horrific event years earlier, he was lost for a while until he embraced his Dominant nature and found his true calling. But things change and now he’s back where he started, helping to run his family’s secluded lake lodge.
When pampered Hollywood starlet Shasta Pyke gets into trouble with the law, she’s sent to the wilderness of northern Ontario to cool her heels for a few weeks. There she meets sexy bush pilot Blake, who is tasked with seeing to her needs as the sole guest at the lodge.
Initially, Blake isn’t impressed with the spoiled actress, but he’s happy that her visit allows for his sister Jackie and her kids to go on a much-needed vacation. Try as he might, he can’t figure out what the hell Shasta Pyke is doing so far out of her element.
Shasta’s attracted to Blake’s obvious good looks, but there’s more to him than that. He sees through her armor to the vulnerable little girl she hides from the world. The Daddy Dominant in him craves to shelter her, to make her his own.
Is there any way Shasta will agree to submit to Blake’s Dominance?
Lost & Bound is Book 2 of Pandora Spocks’ Dream Dominant Collection, a series of stand-alone novels featuring sexy, Dominant men, and the strong, red-haired submissives who find them irresistible. It is a contemporary erotic romance novel with a light BDSM theme, and features a DD/lg relationship, and is intended for mature audiences.
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~Explicit Excerpt~

After painting the exteriors of the first two cabins, Blake and Shasta took a break. In the kitchen of the main house, he quickly made turkey sandwiches for their lunch. “How’s that plug feeling, kitten?” he asked as he sat across the table.
“It’s fine. I mean, I can feel it, but it doesn’t hurt.”
His grin was sly. “Does it feel good?”
She shifted uneasily in her chair. “I just know that my pussy is about to go up in flames if it doesn’t get some relief soon.”
Blake laughed. “We’ll see what we can do about that.” Rounding the table, he grasped her arm and led her to the kitchen counter, where he bent her over. A sharp tug dropped her shorts to the floor around her feet. He released his monster erection and impaled her roughly.
“Oh, shit, yes!” she panted.
After three strokes, he pulled out and restored his jeans, returning to the table to finish his lunch.
Shasta, still leaning over the counter, watched him incredulously. “Are you kidding me?!”
Blake smirked confidently and gave her a wink. “I’m telling you, kitten, by tonight you’ll be begging me to fuck your ass.”
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Blake expertly angled the small boat to rest beside the tiny dock and killed the motor, tying off his end before jumping out and tying the front end as well. Then he again offered his hand, helping Shasta climb out of the boat and onto the dock.
She stood taking in the view as he unloaded her things. The lodge was visible across the water, seemingly closer than it actually was, judging by the ten-minute ride. If she hadn’t been in such a foul mood, she would have found the place beautiful. The only sound she could hear was the wind in the tops of the countless pine trees covering the island. It would be a short climb up to the crest of the island where a log cabin sat. She could see a stone-surrounded fire pit flanked by a quartet of dark green wooden Adirondack chairs and further away, stretched between two large pines, was a white canvas hammock.
When all her things were on the dock, Blake turned to her. “Let me take you to the cabin. There are a few things I need to show you.”
He took off up the hill and Shasta teetered along behind him, carefully avoiding large rocks that were in the way. “Are you making it?” he called over his shoulder.
“I’ve got this, don’t worry about me,” she muttered.
Blake turned away and grinned to himself. He was waiting for her when she finally made it up the hill. “I hope you brought other shoes.”
Out of breath, Shasta put her hands on her hips and nodded.
He unlocked the door and held it open for her to enter the cabin. She stepped into an open room featuring a seating area in front of a fireplace immediately to her right. Further into the room, a kitchen was arranged in the back left quarter of the space with a cast iron stove on the back wall and a kitchen table pushed against the right wall down from the fireplace. Between the fireplace and the kitchen table was a small desk that held some sort of radio equipment. Shasta peered into an alcove to her left and saw that it was a tiny bedroom.
“Now,” Blake was saying, “the lights run on propane. You turn this little lever and you can light them with a lighter. The fridge and the cooktop also run on propane. Same thing, you turn the knob and then light it with the lighter. I already lit the pilot on the fridge and it should be fine.” He indicated a small metal box beneath the kitchen counter.
Wordlessly, Shasta followed him around the room, trying to take in all his instructions. “Now if you want to bake, or if you’re just cold, you can build a fire in the stove.” He showed her where to put the wood. “And there’s always the fireplace. Wood is stacked outside against the back of the cabin. I can always bring you more, too.”
He waved at the few kitchen cabinets. “We’ve stocked the cabinets and the refrigerator but if you need anything, just let me know.” He headed for the door. “Water comes from a spring near the front of the island.”
“Wait. What?”
“Water. You know, to drink?”
Desperately, Shasta searched the room, making a beeline to the sink. Instead of a faucet, there was a green-painted old-fashioned hand pump. She worked the handle a few times and a spurt of water came out. She looked back to him, bewildered.
“Well, you can’t drink that. Not without boiling it for about ten minutes. It comes straight out of the lake. Use it for dishes and things. You can drink the spring water right out of the ground.”
“Wait a second. Where’s the bathroom?”
“I was just going to show you. Follow me.”
Blake headed out the door and Shasta followed along behind him. He turned down the right side of the cabin, following a narrow trail through the trees. Shortly, the path opened onto a small clearing and to the right of the clearing was a tiny log structure. “Here’s your bathroom,” he pointed.
She began to shake her head. “Oh, no, no, no, no, no,” she murmured. “There must be some mistake. I don’t do outhouses. Does Eddie know about this?” she demanded.
“Who’s Eddie?” Blake returned, picturing the smarmy suit guy.
“No. Absolutely not. This is completely unacceptable. Besides,” she breathed deeply, trying to regain her composure, “where is the shower?”
“Well, some guests bathe in the lake.” He took in her incredulous expression and continued. “On the other hand, we do have a solar shower. I’ll show you.”
Shasta followed him down the other side of the cabin, to the place where the tiny bedroom jutting out from the main cabin made a little sheltered corner. A post was situated in the corner with a pulley rigged to the top.
“This is a solar shower.” Blake held up a large flat rectangular vinyl pouch that was clear on one side and black on the other. The clear side had a large round valve and there was a handle on one end. The other end had clear tubing attached and at the end of the tubing was a tiny shower head.
“You fill this up with water, seal the valve, and lay it out in the sun. The dock is a good place.” He watched as Shasta held her forehead with the palm of one hand, gaping at him in disbelief. “Anyway, when you’re ready for a shower, you hang it up here,” he indicated the pulley, “and just shower away. The spruce trees right here make for privacy, although you shouldn’t have any folks out on the lake, seeing as how you’ve rented out the whole place.”
Wordlessly, Shasta turned and hobbled back to the front of the cabin, sinking into one of the Adirondack chairs. Blake followed, hands in his pockets, uncertain whether or not to continue the tour. She glanced up at him, deciding to change tacks.
“Listen,” she smoothed, “we seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot.” She pasted on her dazzling Shasta Pyke smile. “Obviously, there’s been some kind of mistake.” Standing, she approached him, pushing her glasses back up onto her head and fixing him with soft brown eyes.
“Here’s the thing.” She reached out to stroke his arm, biting her lower lip provocatively. “I can’t stay here. And you don’t want me here, not really. The place is already paid for. Just,” she stepped closer, brushing her breasts against his arm, “maybe you could drive me someplace where I can get a cab or an Uber or something, and I’ll be out of your hair.” She wrinkled her nose and winked. “What do you say?”
A slow smile spread across Blake’s face. “What do I say?” He laughed lightly, shaking head. “I say, you’re a piece of work, lady.” With that, he turned. “I’ll leave you to it, then.”
“Wait!” she shouted after him. “You can’t just leave me here!”
He waved over his head and didn’t turn around.
“Come back here! You come back here right now!”
Wordlessly, he cast off from the dock and pushed the boat away from the shallow water.
“What about my bags? They need to be taken to the cabin!”
“And it will be dark soon. So you might want to get on that,” Blake chuckled.
Shasta was on the dock by now and she stomped her foot, fists balled at her sides. “Do you know who I am?” she screamed.
“You look to me like a little brat who needs her ass tanned,” he fired back.
She shrieked unintelligibly and threw a rock at the boat. She missed by a mile and the rock plonked harmlessly into the water.
Blake laughed again, started the engine, and headed back to the lodge.