All of us long for true love. Unfortunately, however, some of us despair of ever finding it. Often it’s because we live with a gripping sense of defeat brought on by some unwanted feature. Usually our nemesis is our weight, although sometimes it’s a particular part of our body, like a nose or a chin that is undeniably out of proportion to the rest of our face.
There are more than enough thoughtless or shallow people in the world who may insist upon defining us by our single most troubling physical feature. We’re fat, we’re ugly, we’re not sexy. Read More
From Amazon: People are always telling women to just accept themselves the way they are, yet we live in a world where being tall, thin and beautiful is just expected of us! Thank god for these stories. They actually tell the truth about what goes through women’s minds about their appearance and what we wish we could be! Bravo! Read More
I’m Large and In Charge, So Where’s My Lover Boy?
For as long as I can remember, I’d always been the short, heavy girl
with zero confidence who was the butt of everyone’s jokes. To this very
day, I can still hear the taunts and teases, and feel my face flush with
anger and bitterness from all the misery they caused. Read More
As her Second Acts Dating Service truly takes off, Cynthia Amas discovers that in the heady world of high-end Hollywood romance, with success comes complexity. In this wildly seductive romp through the lush canyons and lavish neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the line between business and pleasure quickly blurs in a dizzying rush of sex and celebrity.
Just as our heroine’s uncanny genius for matching up her growing roster of exclusive love seekers continues to deepen, her own love life reaches a fever pitch.
Things get complicated. And funny. And excruciatingly sensual.
From Kirkus: An intrepid young matchmaker in Hollywood sparks chemistry with an old flame, an ex-flame and an A-list actor, all while finding love for her clients in this engaging romance. Cynthia Amas has no trouble juggling her new dating service and a slew of fresh clients from among the Hollywood elite. Her best friend, the outspoken Lolita, has her hands full running a dog-grooming business catering to the stars and managing her three dogs of varying sizes and temperaments, who bring her juicy gossip (at least she hears them talking!) Read More
Love, Lies & Dating: Will This Relationship Go Up in Smoke?
Dear Second Acts;
I have been seeing a gorgeous guy for a while. He’s a trial lawyer and a good one. He is passionate about his work and about me. There’s really just one problem, but it’s a big, fat, stinky one. He smokes cigars. Now I know there are lots of women who like cigars, or at least pretend to. I know they’re supposed to make a man look powerful and sexy and all that, but I find them unbelievably disgusting. Read More
By Devin Morgan
Can true love survive despite the passage of centuries of time? Psychologist Sarah Hagan may have to pay the ultimate price to obtain the answer. Sarah’s once safe, quiet life working as a hypnotherapist in Chicago has been completely up-ended by Aris, a vampire whose story first began during the time of Alexander the Great. Aris has taken over the human body of one of Sarah’s patients so that he can be once again close to the only woman to have ever captured his heart. Before Sarah can be sure of her love for Aris, she must overcome obstacles not only in her own modern-day world, but also in Aris’ underground world of the Catacombs, as well as in the mountains of Spain where a vampire war threatens to erupt.
“Aris Rising is a fantastic read with just the right elements of mystery, adventure, and romance. The second in a trilogy–it is hard to put down. Aris Rising is a fantastic read with just the right elements of mystery, adventure, and romance. The second in a trilogy–it is hard to put down. I am already anticipating the further adventures of Aris in the third book. America was fascinated with Fifty Shades of Grey but Devin Morgan’s book Aris Returns is far better written and totally exciting. I can’t wait until these become a blockbuster movie!!” –Richard, Amazon
An Interview With Aris
By Melanie Fairchild
On many occasions I have interviewed authors just before the release of their newest work, but this is the first time I have ever had a conversation with the main character of an historical fiction novel. I must admit as I sat in the bar of the Biltmore Hotel waiting to have a heart-to-heart with a two-thousand-year old vampire, I had my doubts about the validity of the whole situation as well as the sanity of my editor for sending me on such a wild goose chase. Read More
I listened to the howling wind and watched the snow fall around me and waited for death. I had neither the strength nor the will to go on. I had no reason to live. I had destroyed my life years ago when I married Lawrence Williams. Now, I had come to this wilderness searching for the one man who held my heart in his hands. Well, I had found him.
“Oh, Tim!” I sobbed to the wailing wind. “Why didn’t I realize years ago that I loved you?”
It was too late for regrets. My baby was dead. My other son was with Lawrence, and I would never see him again. I could never go back and change my life. I couldn’t live with the pain another moment. I closed my eyes and dreamed of what my life might have been with a man named Tim O’Brien. . . .
I had met him when I was seventeen. I remembered his teasing grin, and those piercing eyes that were so full of life, looking at me from the kitchen of the little café where we both worked. He cooked and I waited tables all night on weekends. He had dropped out of school and was living with his sister. I was still in high school, saving every dime for college. I had big dreams. I wanted to be a writer or an artist . . . whatever would bring me success and a ticket out of the poverty I’d been born into.
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There’s love, and then there’s mother love — maybe the most powerful love of all. Meet the mothers at the center of each of the 14 love stories included in this TruLOVE Collection. Whether their stories were written in 1938 or within the last few years, and whether they’re about a single mom, a stepmother, or an overbearing mom who can’t let go, each one explores the struggle and challenge of love and motherhood. Several stories focus on women who became single mothers unexpectedly, either through abandonment or widowhood. Another story finds a stepmother trying to deal with her husband’s very unhappy child from a previous marriage.
“Pick this up if you want stories that are full of drama and easy to read. I got hooked and raced through the book in a few hours. A nice variety of crazy people . . . my favorite people to read about. You will put this book down feeling extremely well adjusted. It’s like a collection of little soap operas. Favorite story — Forget My Daughter-I’ll Show You Ecstasy.” — L. Gordon, Amazon
Snakes, Rats, and Little Boys–Oh My!
As the realtor handed me the keys to my new, little house, I was definitely beaming with pride. In my entire life, I’d never lived in an actual house
. And the fact that I’d earned the money to buy this one made myself, made the moment even sweeter. Though I sometimes wished I had a man to share times like that with, I’d learned to savor my independence. Read the Rest of the Story Here
Laurie agreed with Bill — they were meant for each other. But would he still think so when he knew the secret she kept locked in her heart?
Dateline: January 1949
She had a secret that made her different from other girls. Rightly or wrongly, she believed it made her unlovable. Continue reading
Hold on to your seats, the 1960s were a wild ride! We eased into the decade gently, confident that conservative values, traditional roles, and classic clothes still prevailed. We were an affluent society, enjoying the fruits of a flourishing economy. Yet our new young president, John Kennedy, urged us to embrace self-sacrifice over selfishness, to work together to eliminate injustice and inequality. He set the tone for change, but no one was prepared for the social upheaval that would ensue. Our attitudes, behavior, mores — every assumption would be challenged. The pendulum, which began to swing — ever so slightly — in the 1950s from the right, would move hard and fast to the left, revolutionizing American life — especially for women. And boy were we ready! Continue reading
In Kmart’s “Show Your Joe,” a group of tuxedo-clad men – from the waist up – prepare to ring bells in a rhythmic fashion. The bells are scrapped, the table is removed, and what are left are men in their boxers, Joe Boxers, moving their balls in a rhythmic fashion to create a spirited rendition of Jingle Bells, or Jingle Balls, because this video just writes itself. See it here.
Audrey Faith Perry, a.k.a. Faith Hill, was raised in the town of Star, 25 miles outside of Jackson, Mississippi. Brought up in a devout Christian household, along with her two older brothers by adoptive parents Pat and Edna Perry. Her first singing experience came as a child in her family’s Baptist church. As a young teenager, Hill learned to play guitar, and by age 16 she had started her own country band that played at a number of local fairs and rodeos. Continue reading
Super heroes always seem to get the girl. And Ryan Reynolds is no exception since he got his girl, the dazzling Blake Lively. From a vampire hunter to Deadpool to Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds has been swooping women off their feet his whole career–while looking good doing it.
Reynolds started off on the small screen. He played the lovable Berg on the indie hit show Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place. Following the success of the sit-com, Reynolds was cast as the title character in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder. Continue reading