Valentine’s Day Hop And The Perfect Date Night with Gemini and Zain from Kiss Me, Keep Me #NewRelease #SFR

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYF23LX/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MYF23LX/
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MYF23LX/

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
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/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

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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.

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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.

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Blurb:
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.
Lost & Bound is available now!
Universal Link for Lost & Bound: http://www.books2read.com/LostandBound

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Universal Link for Lost & Bound: http://www.books2read.com/LostandBound

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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.
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Lily’s Naughty Christmas – Naughty is better than nice! #NewRelease #Erotic #TheMenageClub #Giveaway

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Happy Wicked Wednesday!

Christmas is almost here. Santa has already determined who is going to be on the naughty list and who is going to be on the nice list. Some of us made it to the ‘good girls’ club again this year. Some of us are now a part of the ‘bad girls’ club.

Every Wednesday this month, I’ll feature characters who have now joined the bad girls club. Today’s bad girl award goes to Lily from my erotic romance, Lily’s Naughty Christmas.

Poor Lily. All of her life she’s been the good girl. But, after one night with two very sexy men, she’s forever changed. Her name is now on Santa’s naughty list. And I’ve got a feeling she’s never going to make the nice list again.

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~She’s tired of her good girl image. ~
Lily Parks is determined to let her wildest fantasies free, even if it is for one night only. She plans a night of seduction – the only thing missing is her ex-husband Charles and his lover, Paul. She wants them both and she knows just how to get them.

~He never stopped loving her. ~
Charles Henderson is surprised when he receives a call from his ex-wife inviting him and his partner to Christmas dinner, but he can’t deny that her threesome idea is the greatest Christmas present ever. After one night of ecstasy with the two people he loves, he’s determined to make this arrangement permanent.

~He wants what they’re offering, but is afraid he doesn’t deserve it. ~
Paul Mackey is all for one night of naughtiness with Lily and Charles. But soon he begins to crave more from both of them. Problem is, a man like him doesn’t deserve more. His past is filled with regrets and he doesn’t want his inner demons to ruin the lives of the people he loves… again. He tries distancing himself, but his heart and his body refuses to cooperate.

Can the three of them make this love triangle work, or will jealousy and past hurts destroy the attraction they all feel for one another?

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“Where are the other chairs?” Charles asked when he entered the kitchen.

“There are only three of us tonight, so we only need three chairs,” Lily told him. He raised his eyebrow but said nothing as he sat in the chair across from her.

“Can you pour me a glass of champagne before you sit down, Paul?” Lily asked her ex-husband’s lover.

Paul was in the middle of sitting down beside Charles when Lily popped her question. He froze, looking from Charles to Lily.

“Uh, sure,” Paul said. “You want some more, buddy?”

“Yeah, whatever,” Charles responded.

Lily smiled. Charles was uncomfortable, she liked that. “If you want something stronger I have vodka in the cabinet. You forgot to take it with you when you left.”

Paul filled her glass with champagne then sat down. Charles stood up and walked over to the cabinet, pulling a bottle of Grey Goose out. He filled his wine glass with the clear liquid. Lily smiled as he drank it down with one gulp then refilled the glass. At this rate he would be drunk before they even began.

Lily stood up and walked over to the stove. “Let me serve you two.”

Behind her both men coughed, choking on their beverages. Lily took the lid off the pot containing the dressing.

“It smells good Lily, thanks for having us over.” Charles voice sounded a bit strained but not strained enough.

“You’re welcome.” Lily walked over to her ex and bent over him to pick up his plate. Her breasts were right in his face, her ass right in Paul’s face. She picked up the plate and took it to the counter and began filling it with dressing, turkey, greens and candied yams.

She carried Charles his plate. “Enjoy,” she whispered before picking up Paul’s plate and filling it. When she was done serving both men she returned to her seat and began to drink from her glass.

“You’re not going to eat?” Charles asked around a mouthful of food.

Soon his mouth would be full of her. Lily shivered, and both men stopped eating. They stared at her.

“If I don’t watch this figure, no one will,” Lily told them. She took another sip of her drink, enjoying the way she had them squirming in their seats.

This whole seduction thing was easier than she thought. Lily licked her lips. Paul swallowed. Charles stared down into his plate. If Lily wanted a threesome she was going to have to make the first move.

“You two should hurry up with your dinner, I have a present for the two of you in my bedroom.”

Lily stood up. She pushed her chair under the table and grabbed her glass.

“I’ll be waiting,” she whispered before she turned and sashayed away. Her whole body trembled with nervousness. She’d done her part, she’d put the offer on the table. It was now up to them to pick it up and run with it.

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Final Giveaways of 2016 Coming Soon! #Giveaways #Newsletters

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2016 is coming to an end. This means the final giveaways of 2016 are coming. I have a few giveaways that I’m a part of this month.

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Cover Reveal ~ Lily’s Naughty Christmas #Rerelease #Erotic #Romance

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Hi all!
I’m happy to say that I have the rights back to my erotic novella, Lily’s Naughty Christmas. On November 12th the story of Lily, Charles and Paul will once again be available. I’ve added new scenes that I think you’re going to love. I’ve explored the relationship between these three characters more and added a bit of drama. Oh, and thanks to a great cover artist by the name of Danielle Doolittle, I also have a spanking new cover. (Did I mention there will be some spanking in this book?)

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Isn’t the cover lovely? Ready for the book blurb?

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~She’s tired of her good girl image.~

Being ‘the good girl’ has only brought her heartache and lonely nights. Lily Parks is determined to let her wildest fantasies free, even if it is just for one night. She plans a night of seduction – the only thing missing is her ex-husband Charles and his lover, Paul. She wants them both and she knows just how to get them.

~He never stopped loving her.~

Charles Henderson is surprised when he receives a call from his ex-wife inviting him and his partner to Christmas dinner, but he can’t deny that her threesome idea is the greatest Christmas present ever. After one night of ecstasy with the two people he loves, he’s determined to make this arrangement permanent.

Can the three of them make this love triangle work, or will jealousy destroy the attraction they all feel for one another?

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***Lily’s Naughty Christmas will be available November 12th.***

Next year I will release book 2 of The Ménage Club series: Their Little Secret. It will feature a character from Lily’s Naughty Christmas. So much naughtiness is coming your way. Brace yourself!

P.S. Giveaway info coming soon!

#NewRelease: Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood by S. A. Hoag

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood

by S. A. Hoag

 

They made you strong, and smart. We kept you safe, and in the shadows. It took them damned near twenty years to find you.
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Uncontrollable. Unpredictable. Dangerous.
The Wildblood.
Now, Team Three know what they are.
Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood – Autumn 2016

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“This is one of three air bursts,” Vance said, indicating the video monitor.  It was recording as the airplane banked around to give them a clear view.  “It happened early that morning, just before nine.  It was a Tuesday.  The other detonations were east and south, one directly over downtown Denver, the third at the airport, all within minutes a few minutes.”  He remembered clearly, but recited it like he was reading from a textbook.  None of the others were old enough to remember.

 

The first group of buildings were isolated and more than that, destroyed.  Melted, irradiated, and nothing that remained looked like it had ever been occupied by a human being.  They were twisted and misshapen, matte gray against the distant blue mountains.

 

“Rocky Flats,” Shannon said carefully, concentrating.  There were no ghosts, no impressions of the past, crowding into her thoughts.  She was glad for that.  Being Gen En, genetically enhanced, she could see things not so obvious to others.  This place was empty, it was. . . null.  The war had been twenty years ago, the voices faded.  Now civilization consisted of tiny enclaves, hidden away and carefully guarded against other remnants of humanity.  Her home, The Vista, was one of those places.   Vance’s city, Estes Park, was another.

 

“Anything?” Green asked, aware of the possible consequences if she sensed something unusual.  He’d been her second, her backup, for years.  Today he was piloting, as well.

 

She wrinkled her nose, distracted.  “No, nothing that merits mention.”  Flying was an aversion, one she hadn’t been able to avoid recently.  They were far from home, wary guests of Vance’s these past few months.

 

“What does that mean?” Cooper asked, the first thing he’d actually had to say during the journey.  He’d taken the seat behind Vance and kept to himself.  That was his job, to make sure Vance stayed safe and out of trouble.  The Vistans were trouble.  There were only a few of them, but they were a dangerous few.

 

“It means, she doesn’t see anything we can’t see,” Green offered.  He wasn’t Gen En.  He was Siksika, a Blackfoot, and a misplaced Vista Security officer, like her.  Being her bodyguard, at least for a couple hours, was a duty Green didn’t mind.  Capt. Allen, Shannon, was younger, more adept at controlling tricky situations, and his senior officer.  Their relationship was far less complicated than most people believed.

 

Vance nodded.  He’d been in charge of Estes Park for a decade.  The areas south could be troublesome.  Most of what had been central Colorado was under his protection, but there was a large and empty landscape where Denver had been.  Even the scavengers kept clear.  The Vistans and his people weren’t friends, and it wasn’t something he could foresee at any point soon.  They might be able to work out a trade agreement despite some stark differences.

 

The Vista was far to the north, past his influence.  Having them show up on his doorstep a few months earlier hadn’t entirely been a surprise.  They’d been hunting Rafe, Vance’s former partner-in-crime and fellow Gen En.  Rafe had proven to be extremely violent, volatile and unpredictable.  After years at odds with each other, Vance was resigned to his presence nearby, raiding and ransacking villages.  Young, brash, and looking for revenge, the Vistans had accomplished in weeks what he hadn’t been able to do in a decade

 

 

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Renegades: Book 2 of The Wildblood

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYNY774

Available now on Pre-order at Amazon.

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Author Info

  1. A. Hoag is an author, lapidary artist, very amateur astronomer (“I just look at the stars, I can’t tell you their names.”), hockey fan, and accidental desert-dweller. Born in the middle of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, she has lived in a number of cities, in a number of states, before crash-landing in the New Mexico desert. Not Roswell, however. Science Fiction has always been her first interest in reading and writing; many other genres sneak into the novels and that’s alright with her.

http://www.topaz08.com

 

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Other Books

 

The Wildblood Series

 

No one remembers what started the war, the big one.  It happened too fast, and there were too many lies, for the truth to be known.  Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.

Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity.  Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that.  Their children, however, are not.  The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.  The war may not be over.

 

Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood series.  Before Team Three, there was the Blackout. Set on a near-future Earth mostly devoid of humans, this reveals some of the harsh realities facing people of The Vista, and how Team Three began.

When Security faces an unknown adversary that threatens to wreak havoc across what little civilization there is left, they must rely on the unusual abilities of a new team, and hope it’s enough to stop the chaos.

 

 

Before Team Three, there was The Blackout.
Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood.  Available in paperback now!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104VMFI4

 

The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood introduces Team Three – Allen, MacKenzie and Wade.  An elite team of security officers, they’re young, ambitious, and at the forefront of a movement to discover what is beyond The Vista.  They also believe they are genetically enhanced, Gen En, a practice outlawed long before they were born.  Venturing beyond their valley draws the attention of someone dangerous, someone that shares their past and wants to control their future, or destroy them because of what they might be.  The team decide to take the fight away from their home and end up finding new allies – and new enemies.

 

What happens, after the end of civilization?
The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood.  Also available in paperback.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6R8WNM

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Hunter’s Moon: An Urban Mythos Novella

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DMCJ0LM

Lyra Alexander considers herself an archeologist, a job that normally wouldn’t be very dramatic or dangerous. The problem with her job, however, is that she studies vampires. And they aren’t too keen on being studied.

In this world, there are all kinds of creatures prowling in the night . . . Humans are no longer at the top of the food chain.

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Author Spotlight: Dementia Praecox by W.O. Cassity #NewRelease #Horror

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Happy October!

Let’s start the month right with a new release from author W.O. Cassity. His latest novella, Dementia Praecox, is available today on Amazon. And guess what? It’s FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Check out this awesome cover, it’s guaranteed to give you chills.

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Skulking over the ledger’s musty-scented pages, Dr. Livingston dipped the oversized quill into the emerald-green inkwell before penning the latest entry:

11 November 1877
Bethlem Royal Hospital Bedlam
London, England

Subject 41 expired at approximately 10:22 p.m., possibly due to cardiac arrest once again. I wait for my assistant Hensley to deliver and release the corpse to the hospital morgue. My only concern is that there may perhaps be further inquiry into the claw-like contusions upon the deceased’s forearms and along his facial cheeks. I still cannot fathom how the subject, who was restrained, managed to damage himself in such a way. Both Hensley and I agree that the peculiar wounds appeared to spontaneously appear across the patient’s flesh of their own accord.

Having witnessed this entire incident, I must admit that further precautions are still a necessity as I continue to push on toward a resolution to this condition. The screams of the patient still reverberate within my ears at those haunting terrors, which only existed in his tormented mind. My first assertion is that the patient’s experience became so vivid, he was somehow able to enact the subjective manifestations of his consciousness into literal lacerations upon his extremities. Perhaps Hensley and I are the first to witness the true potential of the human mind to inflict its falsely perceived stimuli upon the body during a controlled experiment. Mind over the material world indeed! This may warrant further exploration in the future after I have completed my current work toward a cure for dementia praecox.

When Hensley returns, he will prepare Subject 42 for her time in the chair. I will administer the new cocktail of ingredients according to the schedule after readjusting the chloroform and nitrous oxide levels for proper sedation during the procedure. Even though she’s much smaller than Subject 41, we still need to gauge the appropriate levels of anesthesia so Subject 42 will remain conscious yet controllable and programmable during the procedure.

As I understand it, Subject 42 has a peculiarly heightened state of hysteria, so perhaps this will allow us to mark any substantial improvements in her mental realignment using the electric resonating device with profound measure. It was difficult to identify the response from Subject 41 due to his condition’s tepid state and mannerisms.

Regardless of tonight’s setbacks, I have the utmost certainty that I can mitigate the issues Subject 41 experienced tonight. It is too soon for me to surrender now and too dangerous for me to stop. Questions are being asked already and if I do not have an answer to Annabelle’s condition soon, I may not be able to cure her ailment before they forcibly return me to New York if they discover what I have been doing. Certainly, they would shower me with accolades upon my substantial progress, but the board will need to see results and I need to save Annabelle if I am to marry her. She would definitively accept my proposal of marriage with a clear mind, for who else could liberate her from Dr. Kraepelin’s diagnosis other than the youngest fellow to be accepted by Bethlem Royal Hospital? At the age of thirty-seven, I will become renowned for such an achievement and therefore, Annabelle would accept me unconditionally.

E. L., PhD

Edgar rested his quill in the inkwell and remained still as he pondered what outcomes awaited him in the final experiment of the evening. A rapping at the heavy oak study door rescued him from his reverie.

“Yes, what is it?” he asked.

“Dr. Livingston, Subject 42 is now prepped for the resonance procedure,” Hensley responded. “Should I start charging the apparatus?”

“Indeed, Hensley. I shall be there momentarily.”

synopsis

In 1887, Dr. Edgar Livingston worked relentlessly to find a cure for his beloved’s condition which caused her mind to unravel from the tormenting hallucinations. Through trial and error experimentation on dozens of mentally ill patients at Bethlem Royal Hospital, he pushed against the moral threshold of ethical practices attempting to unlock the secrets of the human mind by realigning their resonance with reality. What Doctor Livingston did not realize were the otherworldly dimensions that took notice of his impetuous work.

“Dementia Praecox” is the second story in the “A Short Journey Into Darkness” horror series by author W.O. Cassity. The short story series offers originally unique fiction written in vivid detail to immerse readers into the fringes of terror.

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US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KQVSSHE
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KQVSSHE/
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01KQVSSHE/

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Author Bio:

W.O. Cassity grew up in the Mississippi Delta Valley dreaming of new worlds fueled by his passions for writing and playing tabletop games with his friends. As an adult, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he pursued a career in IT and Telecommunications, working for companies such as Dell Computer Corporation, Verizon Wireless and Asurion. Will returned to his childhood passions sharing those experiences with his children. He went on to release his debut novel, “Heir of the Blood King” which was well received. He also has an ongoing horror short story series, “A Short Journey Into Darkness”.  Will and his wife, Barbara, currently reside in Arkansas with their four children, three dogs and one very stinky cat.

Social Media Links:

Author Blog: http://www.wocassity.com 
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/wocassity
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wocassity
Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/wocassity
Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13834500.W_O_Cassity

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My Review:

I give Dementia Praecox four stars!
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The author describes each scene in such detail that I felt like I was watching a horror film. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that I understood what motivated Dr. Edgar to perform his experiments. However, after so much carnage, you’d think he’d give up. No, he perseveres. And that leads him to an outcome he never thought possible. If you love horror, I highly recommend this novella.

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