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    Trapped In Yesterday

    A Bewildering Ghostly Tale “PHENOMINAL!! This book is well written, well plotted and unique in its story.”5* Amazon Review  How do you escape a jealous ghost? Lawrence can’t find peace in death. He hangs around the house he lived in with his wife, trapping Rachel in yesterday -the past. Rachel doesn’t even realize she’s stuck until her friend arranges an unusual 30th birthday gift for her – a night with a professional seduction artist. Trip is hotter than hot, happy with his life, and what he does for a living. He is intrigued, because his services have never been given as a birthday gift before. He doesn’t believe that she only wants to talk…

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    Cover Reveal – It Happened at Perce Rock

    Melanie Robertson-King is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the third book in her It Happened series featuring the Scott and Layne families, set in picturesque locations in Canada. Blurb: Beaches meets Born on the 4th of July When Melissa Scott flees to the village of Percé, she’s determined to leave her painful memories behind her. Gareth Young, a soldier with the Canadian Forces, never got over losing his friend in the war in Afghanistan. Nowadays, he’s happier in his own company than that of others, until she enters his life. Despite her recent breakup and knowing rebound relationships don’t work, Melissa falls head over feet for the handsome…

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    Interview With A Seducer

    A Bewildering Love Story Interview With A Seducer – Trip Murgatroyd is a hotter than hot sex worker. He is happy with his life, with what he does for a living – he is comfortable in his own skin. Then he receives an unusual request – to be Rachel’s 30th birthday gift.  An uber-hot escort is an unlikely candidate for a rather prim, over-protected widow to befriend. And who had ever heard of a jealous ghost?      Trip and Rachel would most likely never have met, had Rachel’s friend not come up with this whacky birthday gift idea. Rachel was meant to close her eyes, and say ‘thank you’ afterward. But, the concept of a…

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    The ‘Sex Worker’ Literary Trope

    The sex worker trope is a popular onein the romance genre, but like with all tropes, there are rules. Faithfulness is one of the most important elements in the romance genre, and one that causes the most pain. Of course we don’t want outside interference between the hero and heroin. But would a prostitute even be in the market for a mutually exclusive relationship, the kind the romance genre has at its core? My guess is – it is doubtful.  From the meet cute – the moment the two first fall into each other’s soup – someone has to change their ways, and old habits die hard. And therein lies the…

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    Shattered Lies Audio Blitz

    Devastation Duet Book One Costin can’t remember a time in his life when he ever had a family, ever felt wanted, let alone loved. Until Eliana. The night he found her shivering and alone was the first time he ever saw true light. She would be his. Joshua does what he has to in order to survive. Until the moment he lays his eyes on Eliana. At last he finds something worth fighting for. Eliana was loved by a father who promised her the moon… until the night he disappeared. Afraid and alone, she turns to the Costin and Joshua. They’re willing to give up anything to be her everything,…

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    A Beast So Beautiful

    A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies. Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the castle. The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy. For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before. But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees. Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.   https://www.amazon.com/Beast-so-Beautiful-Carlyle-LaBuschagne-ebook/dp/B08SQWBWFF/ About Carlyle Labuschagne Carlyle is a USA Today bestselling author from South Africa, who…

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    The Male Version of ‘Pretty Woman’

    Pretty Woman, the rich guy and streetwalker, as portrayed by Richard Gere and Julia, Roberts (1990), became an iconic romantic comedy. It would seem that the ‘prostitute trope’, depicting both male and female, has held a fascination for a long time. The official definition of the word prostitute – a person who engages in sex in exchange for money. It is supposedly the oldest profession, but it is also illegal in most societies today. In American Gigolo, Richard Gere portrays a male escort, satisfied with his job until he gets framed for the murder of his ex-client. There will always be those who offer sex for money, though, regardless of…

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    Finders Keepers:

    An Almost Gothic Love Affair If you are familiar with the Gothic genre, you will know that elements are a remote setting, normally a castle somewhere in eastern Europe, a damsel in distress, atmospherics linked to fear, supernatural or inexplicable things happening, a powerful, tyrannical male having control of the woman, omens, curses, madness, etc.. For more details on the Gothic novel, go here: https://www.invaluable.com/blog/elements-of-gothic-literature/ Finders Keepers has most of those elements, the striking difference being that the story is set in the Cape Colony on the southern tip of Africa in the year 1749.A young bride is sent off on her own with only her coachman for protection into…