Romance Book Fair #romance #ebooks #BookFair #GiveawayContest #RomanceNovels

Discover some fabulous romance authors without even having to leave the house. Michelle A. Bailey’s Romance Book Fair is now live! The online book fair features over 50 free or discounted books plus, you can enter for your chance to win some great prizes – a Kindle Fire, a 1 month subscription to Owl Crate, a $20 Amazon gift card.

https://michelle-a-bailey.com/bookfair/

Preorder now available for Once Upon a Bite: A Limited Edition Box Set #preorder #ebook #Romance #RomanceAnthologies

Once Upon a Bite: A Limited Edition Box Set is releasing September 13, 2022 →

https://books2read.com/OnceUponABite/ Cover Design ➜ Rebekah R. Ganiere at VWZDesigns

It was love at first bite… Fall in love with a collection of twisted fairytale retellings that are bound to steal your heart and soul. Over 20 spellbinding tales of blood, lust, and happily ever after’s that will captivate your darkest desires. Featuring stories from some of the hottest bestselling authors in paranormal romance, fantasy, and urban fantasy, Once Upon A Bite will sink its fangs into you and never let you go.

Stay Connected → https://linktr.ee/Onceuponabiteantho Authors → Emma Luna, Ali Winters, Sherry D Ficklin, Thea Dane, Bethany Strobel, Crimson Syn, Jacque Rosamond, Claire Marta, Nia Farrell, Lexa Jade, Ariel Dawn, Nikki Landis, DJ Shaw, N Gray, Mandi Koneshi, Kat Parrish, Elvira Bathory, Mikki Noble, Sierra Rowan, Kathleen Ryder, Aaron L Speer, CA King, Sandra R Neeley, Reese Spencer, Najela Carter #onceuponabite #onceuponabitecoverreveal #limitededitionboxset #comingsoon #september2022 #preordernow #urbanfantasy #pnr #darkromance #enticingjourney Hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions Available now at your favorite digital store!books2read.com

Paranormal romance Bear’s Edge on SALE for a limited time! #PNR #RomanceNovels #ebooksale #Books #RomanticSuspense

Steamy paranormal romance Bear’s Edge will be on sale for $1.99 from September 5th through September 30th, 2021.

Will some of Grant’s darker desires be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long? 


A boss can’t date her employee—simple as that. No matter how much Shayla wants to unravel a few of Grant’s mysteries and take her friendship with the shy, sarcastic man to the next level, she’s determined to keep her fantasies of him to herself.
After bear shifter Grant lost his girlfriend and three best friends in a fire, he did his best to shut himself off from everyone around him. Falling for Shayla wasn’t part of his plan, but after a kiss that leaves them both speechless and hungry for more, Grant can’t keep his desire for his boss under wraps any longer.
When things between the two of them get hotter than he could have imagined, Grant wonders if some of his darker desires will be too much for Shayla or will she embrace the needs he’s kept hidden for so long?
An obnoxious reporter and Shayla’s bitter ex have teamed up to chase down conspiracy theories that could destroy Shayla’s business and worse, put her life in danger. To find their happily ever after, Shayla and Grant will have to trust in each other and find a way to crush all the obstacles standing in their way.

Excerpt:

Grant the mystery man—a delicious mystery Shayla would like to unravel, piece by piece, layer by layer. Ah, but I can’t. I’m his boss. In a different lifetime, if we didn’t have the whole boss-employee obstacle going on…. No harm in looking, though, just a little, since he sat so close. She promised herself to keep her thoughts G-rated—okay, maybe PG-13. Grant had a talent with numbers and paid attention to detail. Also, he was a little shy and standoffish to a lot of people when it came to anything other than work. Shayla wondered where he sometimes went in his head, because, every now and then, his smile slipped from his face, just for a second, before being replaced with one a little harder. None of my business, she reminded herself.

She had really wanted to hug him this morning after seeing him so frustrated but decided it might be wiser and more appropriate to show him there were a few people on his side. Seeing him break things and try to be all strong and humorous about it made Shayla want to unravel the Grant mystery even more. It kind of hurt to watch him pretending to be fine, but all she could offer him was lunch and good conversation. Hopefully, Mr. Strong and Silent—Sydney called him that sometimes, although never to his face—knew Shayla and Sydney cared. And Shayla did care. Because he’s a friend. Just a friend.

Grant raised his soda in a toast. “To things not being worse,” he announced with a rueful half smile. “And, uh”—he cleared his throat—“to good company.” He nodded at Sydney, and when he met Shayla’s gaze, he held it. In his dark eyes, she saw hunger, wide-open desire, and about a million other things she couldn’t puzzle out. Grant looked at her that way sometimes, and she did her best to ignore it. He might have a small crush on her, or he could have a thing for petite, small-breasted girls possessing a great fashion sense.

Sydney broke the silence. “To good food and even better friends.” She clinked Grant’s glass, and Shayla came back to reality and smiled, pretending she wasn’t experiencing several different kinds of inappropriate thoughts and feelings for a sexy, complicated man who was her employee and also her friend. She needed to behave and remember things could never go any further than a panty-melting gaze.

Bear’s Edge purchase links:

Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/bears-edge-stranger-creatures-book-ebook/dp/b07kb78g9k

Barnes and Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bears-edge-christina-lynn-lambert/1127154505?ean=2940161778401

Kobo:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bear-s-edge-1

Apple Books:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bears-edge/id1441668063

COMING SOON:

Aiden “AJ” Shephard from Bear’s Edge gets his own story! I’ve been working on book 1 of the Haven Forest paranormal romance series which will be a subseries of my Stranger Creatures books.
AJ’s mistake during a Shifter Army Enforcement rescue mission cost Ellie’s brother his life. Ellie wants to hate AJ but a chance encounter in a rowdy bar reveals he’s not the cold, heartless man she thought him to be.
Accepting a job at AJ’s new shifter resort means the promise of a fabulous new career for Ellie. If only she could forget about blazing hot kiss they shared. Will Ellie’s growing attraction to him become more than just a temporary complication? AJ sure as hell hopes so. 

About the author:

A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. 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, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog. 

For updates (also occasional poems and weird memes) you can find me on social media at:

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Lynn-Lambert/e/B01MCYK0K7

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christina-lynn-lambert

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15900423.Christina_Lynn_Lambert

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WordPress: https://christinalynnlambertwordpress.com

The Tone of Advocacy #poem #poetry #equity #empathy #advocate

The Tone of Advocacy

Fragile egos

don’t like the tone

of advocacy

Change comes slowly

when nobody wants to listen

Empathy fades

when it’s not required

pushed into the shade

buried under leaves

but the truth doesn’t decay

Voices rise

still, change comes slowly

when nobody wants to listen

Gatekeepers deny services

with shouts about the fabricated scarcity of

money and time

From positions of privilege

they proclaim equity is not a necessity

because their fragile egos don’t like the tone

of advocacy

They can’t be bothered

to search for their forgotten decency

Voices must join to form

an undeniable chorus

that drowns out the gatekeepers’ ability

to deny

the decency

we all deserve

by Christina Lynn Lambert

This poem is dedicated to everyone who must fight for reasonable accommodations and for equity. For everyone who steps in and tries to make schools, workplaces, public spaces, and life in general better and safer for all.

Listed below are a few resources that may help in the search to make life better and more accessible for everyone:

CDC – Disability and Health Inclusion Strategies: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-strategies.html

National Council on Disability: https://ncd.gov/resources

USA.Gov Disability Services Information: https://www.usa.gov/disability-programs

New Release – The Blood Watch by Andrea Pryde #NewRelease #Books #FantasyBooks #FantasyRomance

With bloodthirsty shadows on your tracks, will you fight? Or will you run?

Kisa

I’ve always stretched my time to the last minute. A job here, another there, doctor appointments, shopping, cleaning, cooking… Gosh, I sound like a single mother with four kids, but I am only 19, and the sole person in my care is my couple-of-minutes-younger brother. My dying brother. By what twist of fate I became the Keeper of a cursed Watch is still beyond my understanding, but it might prove useful, if it doesn’t kill me first.

Blake

I had one mission, and failed it like a moron – take the Watch from point A to point B without getting in trouble. Fair to say trouble found me, and it has the face of a woman with dark hair and lonely eyes. Now, like it or not, we are stuck with each other and my main priority is her safety. But the Fates have a twisted sense of humour, and my presence in her life might do more harm than good. It might kill us all…

https://books2read.com/The-Blood-Watch

Sleeping in the Ice #poem #poetry #haiku #winter

Sleeping in the Ice

Sun sets, winter comes

reasons wait for their meaning

sleeping in the ice

by Christina Lynn Lambert

I’ve still been stuck on what to write for the next chapter of Stranger Creatures book 4, so I wrote another poem. This haiku started out one way and I ended up going in a completely different direction. I was originally using a picture of red and gold summer flowers as inspiration and ended up writing a winter poem because the words did what they wanted. Things in life rarely go as I plan them but somehow, everything usually works out alright.

Hole in the Sky #poem #poetry #nature #haiku

Hole in the Sky

A hole in the sky

means nothing if you can’t reach

sun shines while rain falls

by Christina Lynn Lambert

I got really stuck while working on my next novel in my Stranger Creatures series so I took a break and wrote a poem, ate a bunch of snacks, played with the dog, and watched tv.