Fly Again #poem #poetry #womensrightsarehumanrights #poetryisnotdead

Fly Again

He laughed

when she asked for space

then he ate

the power he stole

giving him wings

so he could join

the militant flock of birds

that don’t deserve to fly

Their feathers are swords

raining down

staking us to the ground

They think they have us trapped  

until we cut off our clothes

and tear off our skin

Blood is our river

We’ll hide and swim

and one day

we will fly again

Women are amazing, strong, resilient beings. We exist under less than equal standing, and in some regions, in horrifying conditions of inequality and abuse, and still, we manage to find ways to survive and support one another. We will not be silenced.

The History of Us: The Stories of the Women who Made Us #NewRelease #MomsWhoWrite #anthology #womensstories

Creating the magic of a story with a world a reader can get lost in takes time and imagination. I love the challenge of writing poetry and steamy paranormal romance novels. I love to create characters and worlds out of nothing but a faint idea in my head. Discussing my own life and experiences presents a different kind of challenge because writing about myself requires my vulnerability and my willingness to step back to see what is and how it came to be.  

I’m thrilled to have a poem (Wherever She Pleases) and an essay (The Hat in the Rabbit) in the Moms Who Write anthology, The History of Us: The Stories of the Women who Made Us. My grandmother Marie, with her cowboy hats, her bold personality, and her refusal to be pushed into a mold of submissive obedience, was a big influence on me when I was growing up. I wrote about how she inspired and shaped the lives of the people around her.

The History of Us: The Stories of the Women Who Made Us – BLURB:

How much of us is born into our DNA and how much of it is a result of the people who raised us?
Our values and priorities and prejudices and passions are all influenced by people around us. The people who hurt us or built us up. The people who introduced us to new ideas or challenged long-held beliefs.
They all matter, and they all change us.
When we take the time to tell our stories, we acknowledge their influence on our lives. It can be healing and provide perspective on things that we haven’t fully processed. Introspection and self-awareness are important. Learning about yourself is a gift.
Most of the time, though, stories are how we connect with other people. They are how we teach each other and relate and grow. By sharing stories, you give other people the gift of your insight. You are giving people important reminders and hope. You are empowering them through your words.

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About Christina Lynn Lambert:

I write steamy paranormal romance novels as well as poetry. My romance novels feature imperfect but determined characters who fight like hell for a happily ever after. My poems are often about the havoc caused by greed, as well as the pain and joy of love, fighting to make changes in a messed-up world, and finding the good moments in life. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two kids, a sweet, hairy monster of a dog, and two devious cats.

You can find me on social media where I share book info, poems, pictures of my pets, as well as funny and inappropriate memes:

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Bear’s Dream is on SALE for a limited time #PNR #RomanceNovels #ebooks #ebooksale

Steamy paranormal romance novel Bear’s Dream (Haven Forest Resort book 1) is on SALE for $2.99 through August 30th, 2022.

#SteamyRomance #KindleUnlimited #KU #ShifterRomance #ParanormalRomance #RomanticSuspense #ebooksale

Blurb:

She had every reason to hate him

Aiden “AJ” Shepherd’s mistake during a Shifter Army Enforcement rescue mission cost Ellie Ortiz’s brother, Marco, his life. She hates AJ with a passion until a chance encounter with him on New Year’s Eve reveals he’s not the cold, heartless man she once thought him to be. Her attraction to him takes her by surprise and she vows to ignore her feelings. When a new job puts her in contact with him every day, the heat building between them threatens to flare out of control. Her resolve to keep the sweet, sexy man in the friend zone is weakening by the day.

His secret could ruin everything

During a disastrous assignment with Shifters United, AJ uncovers some information that changes everything. Keeping the truth hidden from Ellie is killing him but he might lose her forever if he tells her what he learned on his mission. When Ellie ends up in danger, AJ will stop at nothing to save her. To survive, they’ll have to work together to stop a reporter who is determined to prove the existence of shifters. 

Excerpt:

AJ held on to the door, shocked, nearly certain Ellie could be his mate, and there was nothing he could do about it because when she left Willow Hill, she’d be lost to him, forever.

“Bye, Ellie. Take care.”

“You too.” Her sad brown eyes shone with a hint of tears but held no promise of a possible future for them.

“If you ever need me”—he cleared his throat— “I mean, if you ever need anything, you have my number.”

She nodded and closed her car door. He wanted to exist in some alternate reality where the reason for Ellie’s sadness was because they were both going their separate ways, and the only way to fix the tears threatening to spill from her eyes would be to sit down in the car next to her. They could spend the whole ride back to her house talking like they had before about music and career plans and favorite foods. When they reached her house, he would take her into her bedroom and spend hours discovering what made her hot and what made her scream for more.

But in this reality, Ellie didn’t want him. She’d made a mistake in the heat of the moment, kissing him. He knew she regretted the kiss, even if she was kind enough not to say it out loud. He watched her leave the parking deck and drive out of sight. Forgetting her was going to be hell.

Purchase Link:

Amazon US:

https://www.amazon.com/bears-dream-haven-forest-resort-ebook/dp/b09xt1wx5g

What’s Next for the Haven Forest Resort Series?

I am working on book 2 in the Haven Forest Resort series. This story will feature Rob, the leopard shifter Head of Security at the resort who had a small part in book 1. I will also be working on completing my Stranger Creatures series as well as publishing some poems in different magazines and anthologies.

About the Author:

Before I had the wild idea to write a book, I worked in a few different fields. I was in sales for a while, and after I finished college, I worked as a case manager. When my children were little, I was a personal trainer and running coach. During the evenings, when I was supposed to be studying for another fitness training certification, I started writing a story. Finally, I gave in and acknowledged that writing is what I’m meant to do. I love creating imperfect but determined characters who find the courage to love and the strength to survive in a world where there are no guarantees. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, a sweet, hairy monster of a dog, and two devious cats. 

For updates, info on contests, poems, beautiful nature pictures, and more, you can find me on social media at:

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Chainsaw Symphony #poems #poetry #stopdeforestation #saveearth

Chainsaw Symphony

Concrete trucks sit patiently waiting

for their turn to tame the land

Chainsaws drown out the sounds

of the ecosystem

Metal-mouthed equipment

strips the ground bare

Vinyl siding and manicured greenery

replace the wildness

of briar-covered trails

Echoes of everything lost

clings to the hum of endless traffic

It seems that construction of new neighborhoods, mini malls, and businesses never ends. Any square inch of trees and green gets bulldozed and the displaced animals get blamed for being animals, for wanting food and wanting to survive.

Discontinued #poem #poetry #womensrights #equality #bansoffourbodies

Discontinued

I shouldn’t need

to explain anything

but it’s my body

You don’t own the rights

to plow it

or to plant over it

like farmland for cash crops

whose benefits I’ll never see

except as a by-product

of my continued

acquiescence

Women and girls (all women and girls) should be safer than we are. We should have bodily autonomy, the right to choose, and the right to walk freely without being harassed. Instead, it seems, we have a lot of work to do, but we’re up for the challenge. We will not acquiesce to over-reaching authority, and we will not comply with the politicians and laws that press us to accept a continuous lack of equality.

New paranormal romance Bear’s Dream by Christina Lynn Lambert #PNR #ebooks #KindleUnlimited #RomanceNovels

AJ is convinced Ellie is his mate, but a secret could ruin everything.

Blurb

She had every reason to hate him

Aiden “AJ” Shepherd’s mistake during a Shifter Army Enforcement rescue mission cost Ellie Ortiz’s brother, Marco, his life. She hates AJ with a passion until a chance encounter with him on New Year’s Eve reveals he’s not the cold, heartless man she once thought him to be. Her attraction to him takes her by surprise and she vows to ignore her feelings. When a new job puts her in contact with him every day, the heat building between them threatens to flare out of control. Her resolve to keep the sweet, sexy man in the friend zone is weakening by the day.

His secret could ruin everything

During a disastrous assignment with Shifters United, AJ uncovers some information that changes everything. Keeping the truth hidden from Ellie is killing him but he might lose her forever if he tells her what he learned on his mission. When Ellie ends up in danger, AJ will stop at nothing to save her. To survive, they’ll have to work together to stop a reporter who is determined to prove the existence of shifters. 

Excerpt

Ellie stirred at the feeling of strong hands under her back. AJ gently picked her up off the sofa.

“Sorry. You were sleeping so soundly, I didn’t want to wake you.”

She accidentally gave a little sigh at the sound of the growly bass of his voice.

“I’m gonna put you in the bedroom and I’ll take the sofa.”

“Okay,” she murmured. She must have fallen asleep before the movie ended. The warmth of his arms encased her, and she was so tired, she gave in to the urge to snuggle into his embrace as he carried her down the hallway. He laid her down on the bed then covered her up in blankets. He paused, stroked a hand down her cheek, then abruptly backed away from her.

“Night, Elena. I’m glad I ran into you today.”

“You can call me Ellie.”

“Ellie.” He spoke her name softly, almost reverently.

She closed her eyes against the desire to sit up and kiss him, to see if he tasted as good as he smelled. If she’d met him in another lifetime or in a parallel universe, then she would have guided his head down so she could taste his lips. Instead, she murmured, “See you in the morning,” and pulled up the covers.

Purchase Link:

Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/Bears-Dream-Haven-Forest-Resort-ebook/dp/b09xt1wx5g

Amazon UK

Bear’s Dream (Haven Forest Resort Book 1) eBook : Lambert, Christina Lynn : Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

More about Bear’s Dream:

Inspiration for Bear’s Dream (Haven Forest Resort book 1):

Aiden “AJ” Shepherd and his brother Greg were both a small part of Bear’s Edge (Stranger Creatures book 2) and the characters stayed on my mind. Eventually I decided that the Shepherd brothers needed their own series, so I had the brothers open up a shifter resort in the Haven Forest Resort series.

Check out the library scene in Bear’s Dream!

One of my favorite parts to write in the story was when AJ and Ellie escape captivity and seek sanctuary in a small library. Libraries have always seemed to be so much more than just a place with books to borrow. Libraries are safe places. They are places to let the imagination run free. Within the buildings full of books and helpful librarians, there are computers, connections to jobs, lifelines to help, opportunities for learning, and endless wonderful possibilities. 

What’s next in the Haven Forest Resort series:

I am working on book 2 in the Haven Forest Resort series. This story will feature Rob, the leopard shifter Head of Security at the resort who had a small part in book 1. I will also be working on completing my Stranger Creatures series as well as publishing some poems in different magazines and anthologies.

About the Author:

Before I had the wild idea to write a book, I worked in a few different fields. I was in sales for a while, and after I finished college, I worked as a case manager. When my children were little, I was a personal trainer and running coach. During the evenings, when I was supposed to be studying for another fitness training certification, I started writing a story. Finally, I gave in and acknowledged that writing is what I’m meant to do. I love creating imperfect but determined characters who find the courage to love and the strength to survive in a world where there are no guarantees. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, a sweet, hairy monster of a dog, and two devious cats. 

Author Social Media Links:

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Lynn-Lambert/e/B01MCYK0K7

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Expand #poem #poetry #womensrights #womenshealth

Expand

The rain’s heavy hands

wreck the flower’s bright petals

while the water seeps

deep into the hard packed earth

roots expand, join hands, and fight

The time has come to stand up, join hands, scream in voices made of fire, and refuse to relent until we have healthcare access for everyone, bodily autonomy, equal pay, more affordable childcare options, longer maternity and paternity leave times, and everything else we need that we’ve been denied.

NEW RELEASE – Incognito by Lisabet Sarai #RomanceNovels #Romance #NewRelease #books

Shy and serious by day—insatiable by night.

Blurb

During the day, Miranda Cahill works diligently on her doctoral thesis. At night, she has sex with strangers.

Public coupling, multiple partners, age play, spankings, bondage, lesbian lust—each salacious adventure exposes new dimensions of her depravity. Her secret life explodes when she realizes her masked partner at a kink club and the charismatic colleague courting her are in fact the same man.

Dickens scholar Mark Anderson seems like an affable, uncomplicated Midwesterner, but he has hidden depths, myriad talents, and an unlimited appetite for erotic variety. With Mark as her guide,  Miranda comes to accept the intricacy of her own desires, as well as to trust her heart.

Reader Advisory: This novel is an erotic romance featuring a committed relationship and culminating in a wedding. Nevertheless, the main characters participate in a wide range of taboo sexual activities, both together and separately.

Review Quotes

brings a fabulous level of intensity and sensuality to the reader.” ~ Dawnie, Fallen Angels Reviews (5 Angels)

“Sarai skillfully combines the present day storyline with some tantalizing Victorian history. This book is well researched, erudite, well plotted and very sexy. Highly recommended.” ~ Emma K., Amazon (5 stars)


“Truly a buffet of pleasures, with something for everyone. There’s the enjoyment of piecing together the mirroring, multi-layered narratives. Historical and literary echoes provide extra spice for the careful reader—in particular Shakespeare fans might enjoy the parallels to Miranda in The Tempest—all sweetened with abundant humor and clever feminist twists. Always you’ll find masterful prose in sizzling erotic scenes that offer flavors to please any palate. And last but not least, the novel will change your view of the world in surprising ways.”  Donna George Story, Erotica Readers and Writers Association.

Buy Links

Kinky Literature: https://www.kinkyliterature.com/book/362-incognito-secret-lives-forbidden-loves

Amazon US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B1N7CTMQ

Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B1N7CTMQ

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940165857058

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1147874

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/incognito-secret-lives-forbidden-loves

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61138791-incognito

About Lisabet

Lisabet Sarai became addicted to words at an early age. She began reading when she was four. She wrote her first story at five years old and her first poem at seven. Since then, she has written plays, tutorials, scholarly articles, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and lots of erotica and erotic romance – over one hundred titles, and counting, in nearly every sub-genre—paranormal, scifi, ménage, BDSM, GLBT, and more. Regardless of the genre, every one of her stories illustrates her motto: Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

You’ll find information and excerpts from all Lisabet’s books on her website (http://www.lisabetsarai.com/books.html), along with more than fifty free stories and lots more. At her blog Beyond Romance (http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com), she shares her philosophy and her news and hosts lots of other great authors. She’s also on Goodreads, Pinterest, and  Twitter. Join her VIP email list here: https://btn.ymlp.com/xgjjhmhugmgh