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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Brake in


I know what you’re thinking, what! How could someone do that? This was one of many that went through my head on the Friday before Christmas. I am a single mom raising my two girls on the small amount of money I get from odd jobs, grants and loans from school. I am not rich, we have what we need and any extras I have worked hard to buy. So here is what happened:

I am getting ready to move from Florida to Oregon in another week, on Friday I was packing up more of my stuff to be put into a storage unit. I went to drop some of it off and then headed to pick up my oldest daughter from 1st grade. With my youngest (5) in the car we waited in the line of cars and once I had my daughter headed straight home. My dog (pin pin) was going crazy in her crate and when I let her out I saw the damage someone had done. My house was a mess, TVs, radio, iPhone, mostly electronics, and one thing worth the most (sentimentally) my laptop with all my writing and baby pictures and videos on it all stolen. They came in my back fence (cutting it) and used the back door. Once they had what they came for they sped off and were gone before I got home. I called the police and they tried to get print but no luck, there was a footprint and some other evidence that was collected. I only had a few Serial Numbers so the stuff is hard to track. Why am I sharing all this you may ask? It is a cautionary tale to anyone out there. Make sure you backup everything! It wasn’t the loss of my computer as much as the content on it. God gave me the words I had on that computer and I know he will give them to me again. The pictures I am trying to find from other arias. I was and still am heartbroken from the invasion of my home and will be moving out to give my children more safety. If anyone that is reading this has seen or heard of a Lenovo Laptop with a Pink and white Writing Girls Sticker that also says www.mayarodale.com on it please let me or the Alachua County Police Department know. I am still praying to get it back.

God is good and even in our hard times He has been providing. After the break in I started telling people in my area to get the word out and found out I had a pretty awesome support group. They have been asking around and even showing people the picture I posed online. God supplied enough money for me to still get my girls gifts for Christmas and has given me a huge opportunity to reach others with my book. That’s right Traditionally Defiant: Caraline will be entered into the first annual CIA(Christian Indie Authors) Conference. I am super excited to be a part of this event and will share more on dates and times as I learn them. The point to all this is that satan has not won, he may be throwing daggers trying to brake me and my family but it won’t work. I have friends, family, God at the head and faith to sustain me. As long as I have hope and faith that God will continue to show me His path I will never fall into the devils trap. If you are going through a hard time please know that you are not alone, and trust that it will all work out to the glory of God and He will take care of everything along the way! Thanks for reading, I know it’s not the normal post about hot guys and great books but those are come more soon too. I want you all to get a glimpse into my life and my reading… Feel free to post any prayer request or comments I love hearing from you.

               

Monday, December 8, 2014

**Erotica** Sinful Rewards 6 by Cynthia Sax Blog Tour



Blurb:
Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted fa├žade, testing her relationships.



Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee's scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he's built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won't want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago's wild woman.



Both men desire her, craving her touch with a white-hot passion, but who will risk everything to stand by her side—her biker or her billionaire?

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21546203-sinful-rewards-6?from_search=true

 Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes | iTunes



MY REVIEW:

Here for another review of one of my favorite miniseries of novellas. I have never been so hooked or aware of when a new installment was coming. It reminds me of the old western shows when the young girls waited for the new story in the paper. It generated sales and suspense, Cynthia is a master of suspense. She knows just where to stop the story and how to start it up again.

Sinful Rewards 6 shows us that no matter how much we plan, how sure we are about our life’s goals, doesn’t mean life itself won’t intervene. Bee’s heart is reaching for Hawke, the one she can’t hold back with. Hawke lets her be the person she hides from the world, but that’s the problem. Bee doesn’t think that person will be accepted by the world. With her past influencing her future she becomes even more determined to force her to fall in love with Nicolas. Nicolas is brought more into the story when the storm at the end of SR5 damages his beloved tree. He is exhausted, in need of only something Bee feels she can give him, care. Bee cares for him and makes sure he rests. After he leaves her with a scintillating kiss she believes her life is finally moving forward where she wants it to.

As life would have it though, smooth sailing was not in the cards. As hard as Hawke tried he was not able to contain all the damage from the lunch with Lona. Belinda Carters name is all over the internet, blogs and more. Lies are being told and believed; packages are being delivered right and left. Bee becomes scared and not just for her safety but Cyndi’s who finally comes home. With everything that is happening Bee is sure she will lose her home, her best friend, and both men in her life. What once seemed so important shifts and Bee will have some big choices to make. 


    
   Cynthia’s writing is captivating, heartwarming, and it is unbelievably moving. From the first to the last page, I was drawn into Bee, Hawke and Nicolas’s world, felt the sadness the fear, and loneliness that they felt. If you have not read this series you need to start. These books are too amazing to pass up and Cynthia’s writing shows us the ups and downs of real life woven into her fictional characters.
 




PG Excerpt(Nicolas):



Nicolas emerges from my bedroom twenty minutes later, clean-shaven, dressed in a charcoal gray suit, white shirt, and lilac silk tie. He’s male-model gorgeous, fit to be seen on the cover of GQ magazine, and I gaze at him with open admiration, unable to believe this superb male is interested in me, Belinda Carter.



“I needed that break.” Nicolas strides toward me, gold specks dancing in his dark eyes. The scent of sandalwood and exotic spices fills my nostrils. “I needed you.” He hooks his arms around my waist and pulls me to his long, lean body, his aggression exciting me.



I tilt my head back and gaze up at his beautiful face. He’ll kiss me now and this kiss, unlike its predecessors, will erase all remnants of Hawke and win my complete loyalty. I place my palms on his lapels, the fabric sinfully soft under my fingertips, his form hard, and I wait, allowing him to take the initiative, to seduce me as I long to be seduced.



Nicolas’s phone rings, the device concealed by clothing, and a part of me, the foolish part loyal to Hawke, is relieved. He’ll take this call. He always does, putting his company before his personal desires, before me.



Indecision flickers in my billionaire’s eyes and my heart beats faster and louder, silencing the rumblings of guilt, the murmurs of discontent in my soul. Nicolas is torn between business and me. This is how important I’ve become to him, how much he wants me. I part my lips in invitation and he draws me deeper into him, splaying his fingers over my back.


                                 PG Excerpt(Hawke):


 “Nicolas is coming over,” I blurt. “He needs somewhere quiet to take a nap, and I volunteered my bed. No one will find him here.”

“I can find him there,” Hawke growls, his baritone rolling through my body.

“But you won’t,” I retort, his reaction thrilling me. He wants me, would fight to keep me. “You won’t visit and you won’t call. Nicolas is exhausted. He needs to sleep.”

There’s a long stretch of toe-tapping silence. I press my lips together, smothering my bizarre urge to apologize, to offer more explanations.

“Is that all he’ll be doing, sweetheart—sleeping?” Hawke finally asks, his voice scarily soft.

“We won’t be having sex, if that’s what you’re worried about,” I reply, having no doubts about this prediction. “Nicolas knows I’m a good girl.”

“And you don’t lose control with him.” Hawke’s smug tone implies my lack of restraint when I’m with him is a good thing.

The opposite is true, the passion I feel for Hawke making me nervous. He tempts me to deviate from my plan, to walk away from Nicolas, my constant, steady billionaire, to risk security for a wild whirlwind romance.

“He can sleep in our bed,” Hawke concedes.

“It’s my bed, not our bed, and I wasn’t asking you for permission,” I mutter, titillated by his audacity. “I called because I don’t want you interrupting Nicolas’s nap.”

“Liar.” Hawke laughs and a tremor of awareness shoots along my spine, the connection between us strengthening with every encounter. “You called because you missed me, because you know in your heart you’re mine.”



About The Author:

Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.



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