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 available. My 5K tale is called THE COCKY CANINE CAPER and it's one of 27 tales in this set, and they're all good.
The other book that is coming out is CLOUDBURST COFFEE & SPA, which is available now. So grab your cup of coffee and settle in for some relationship building. Moira is giving Aiden a chance, but she never expected the dark part of her past to come calling. And she's an empath so she feels him before she see's him.
Sweet Goddess help me.
Her body froze and cold seeped into her chest as her gaze met that of the man who’d arrived. He wore a light gray suit under his wool overcoat and white scarf. Pale blue eyes crinkled at the edges as they looked out over a beaked nose and his thin lips creased into a smile. Her hands tightened on a dish towel below the counter as he sauntered toward her.
Why the hell is he here now?
She swallowed against bile, clenching her jaw to hold it down as her stomach rebelled in panic and fury.
You can’t fight the pain, gosling. You know you love it.
He’d called her his silly goose, his little gosling, and at one time she believed he loved her. But those times had passed, and she knew the truth. He only loved pain, and the infliction of it on someone else. He got drunk on it, and she’d left him to his addiction.
Get down! With the thought fresh in her head, she dropped behind the display case as if picking something off the floor. It’s been two years. He shouldn’t be here. She swiped at the floor with the towel and rose, wishing she had more time to figure out a response.
RUN!! ;) 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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