I'm sure a lot of you know about #CockyGate and the audacity of a lazy author (yes, she thinks trademarking = branding) trying to trademark a common word. In response, a lot of authors have gotten together to fight the stupidity. There are two anthologies out now to do just that. The first anthology is COCKTALES by the Cocky Collective. The second anthology is THE COCKY COCKERS, A Cocky Author Production. The proceeds from this anthology will first be used to defray any legal costs associated with its publication. It's currently on pre-order and will be out THIS MONDAY June 25th 2018. My 5K tale is called THE COCKY CANINE CAPER and it's one of 27 tales in this set.
The other book that is coming out is CLOUDBURST COFFEE & SPA, which is also on pre-order and will be out THIS TUESDAY, June 26th 2018. So grab your cup of coffee and settle in for some relationship building. Moira hasn't seen Aiden for years and now he wants the chance to get to know her better. He's asked her for one more opportunity and she's deciding if she'll give it to him.
“All right. I could use the help with the books, and I definitely can always use a good friend.” She nodded, but her expression remained enigmatic. “I can’t teach you how I do everything today, so you’ll have to work the front with me for short periods so you can see how we do things here. But tonight, we’ll go over the way I like my books done and see if you got the job. Deal?”
Unmitigated joy ricocheted through him and he nearly threw himself into her arms in jubilation. But a voice cautioned restraint and he contented himself with a nod and a relieved smile. His mother had taught him when it came to matters of the heart and soul, the choice belonged to the woman, and he’d fought too hard to screw it up now.
“Deal. While I’m not good with people for long periods, I can stock items just as well as I can keep books.”
“Very good. Now, I’ve been in here long enough and have to get back out front. Do you need more time to recuperate?” She stood and he scrambled back out of her way.
“No, thank you. I’m good.” And later when he had more time alone with her, he’d work on the other half of his plan. Staying with her was the first step. Winning her heart was the ultimate goal, especially when she already had his.
“All right. Let’s go check to see what all is needed and we’ll go from there.”
She paused at the office door, looking back at him with a polite expression.
“Thank you for trusting me.”
“Oh, I don’t trust you yet, Aiden. But I’m willing to give you a chance. Don’t screw it up.”
Oh, he better work hard on that. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb for CLOUDBURST COFFEE & SPA:
Moira Callahan knows a thing or two about fresh starts. Second chances are a different story…
As an empath synced into the energies of spaces around her, Moira always understood what people needed, and tried to provide. But after escaping an abusive D/s relationship, she's ready to make her own rules as the owner of the Cloudburst Coffee & Spa. Life is good. Until her first love shows up in town seeking his second chance.
Aiden Westmorland escaped Cloudburst to learn to control his sexual needs, but he left behind the one woman who calmed his statistical empathic abilities. Now he has a chance to rekindle the fire they'd shared as teenagers, with the flavor of BDSM. But earning the trust of an emotionally scarred woman after his long radio silence is easier said than done.
When Moira’s past comes to Cloudburst, threatening the life she’s fought to rebuild, Aiden insists she go to the police. But her former Dom has a past of his own, and he isn’t willing to let go so easily this time....
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