Just Dance

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Michelle:

One of my favorite fantasies is of being led around the dance floor by a man who knows what he’s doing. Sadly, partner dancing has been relegated to “Latin Night,” or watching the older generation do the jitterbug, wistfully from the sidelines. I wonder if another wave will sweep through, like the brief resurgence of Swing in the mid-1990s. It was too short, but so much fun!

Originally posted on Lady Smut:

Shaw Dancingby C. Margery Kempe

Do you love to dance?

For some reason, dancing has been coming up this week in so many conversations online and in face-to-face too. Obviously I need to dance more and that’s good exercise. And it’s cold in the house so getting up to do some yoga or a little dancing is just a way to stay warm (praise all the gods, we haven’t yet got major snow unlike the folks in the west) because it costs a lot to keep a 200 year old house — well, not so much warm as not freezing.

So yeah, there’s a practical side to dancing. Whether you think it the first refinements of a polished society or the province of ‘savages’ dance has always been around. And it has so very often played exactly the role Shaw gives it in the image above: testing one’s sexual mettle. Years…

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Veterans’ Day 2013 – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 11

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Michelle:

Although I wrote this post last year, it remains relevant today.

Originally posted on Reading, Drinking and Dancing with a Chaser of Snark:

As a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the poppy is near and dear to my heart. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies, handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation, are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.

Thank you to our Veterans and those men and women who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.

I have written posts about my deep respect for men and women in uniform, as I did not serve.   From family members, including my beloved Hubby, to friends and coworkers, I have known Veterans from too many wars.  They are some of the most incredibly gifted, loyal people, with an enormous capacity for love.  My personal commitment to them, is to continue to shatter stigmas about PTSD and shine a light on…

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Pre-Order Take Me to Paradise on Amazon

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Michelle:

Olivia posted a release date and it’s available for preorder!

Originally posted on Olivia Cunning's Blog:

If you receive my newsletter (and actually read it–hahaha!), you hopefully noticed this gorgeous cover and the promise of a new release in November.

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If you look closely it says “Sinners on Tour Encore” up at the top. What’s that all about? Sinners at the Altar (the wedding anthology) is also a Sinners on Tour Encore. Is this the honeymoon anthology!?

Well, partially.

This is Brian and Myrna’s honeymoon story–a never before released novella–and it’s being released on November 25th. Woohoo! That was fast. Didn’t I just release Tease Me a couple of weeks ago?

I sure did.

A certain author has apparently found her mojo again. Or maybe life slowed down from WARP SPEED to normal. Whatever the reason, this certain author hopes to release all those books she’s been promising in a much more timely fashion.

Starting with Take Me to Paradise.

Which is currently available for preorder on…

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cover reveal: YESTERDAY PEOPLE

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Michelle:

Congratulations, Terri!

Originally posted on Terri Herman-Ponce:

I’m thrilled to unveil the cover for

YESTERDAY PEOPLE

Yesterday People_ebook

Thanks to the fabulous Gabrielle Prendergast at
Cover Your Dreams
for creating it!

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David Bellotti’s only focus is to find his abducted twelve-year old daughter.
When he sees her on a news segment with her captor,
a renowned archaeologist who’s made a major discovery,
David sets out to bring her back home.
But the search leads him to a secret message
that could alter man’s history forever.

A message David and his daughter inscribed twelve-thousand years ago.

A message that will prove dangerous in the wrong hands.

Protecting this powerful information seems simple
until David realizes some people will use his daughter
against him to get it, at whatever the cost.
Now David must make a choice.
Protect mankind from a secret past that must remain hidden,
or save his little girl.

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YESTERDAY PEOPLE
Book 3 of the Past…

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My Final Thought About the 2014 Midterm Elections

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Those who ignore the past, are destined to repeat it.   We owe a debt of gratitude to those brave men and women who dies to ensure we had the right to vote.   Sadly,  the system has been forever corrupted with money and the goal of suppressing those deemed “undesirable,” is alive and well.

I, for one, will never forget that love is greater than hate.  Wage peace, passionately, with me.

Opinions are Bad Branding

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Michelle:

Again, Sarah speaks truth to power, eloquently. Her thoughts on the “romanticizing” of rape/abuse as a romance trope in books, has reached critical levels. However, we all have a voice and can speak loudly with our dollars. Stop using or buying products that support a culture of oppression and patronize those that serve to uplift, educate and advocate for respect and tolerance.

Originally posted on Author Sarah Daltry:

When you’re trying to establish yourself in anything, it’s obviously important to be pleasant and all that. I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve been told to let things go, to just be pleasant and happy and never have opinions. If you have opinions, you alienate people, and if you want to be a writer, you can’t do such a thing. That’s great and if people want to sit quietly and have no opinions, good for them. I can’t. I have them – and they are strong. I’m not going to suggest who should be President or anything, because we can have differing opinions, but I’m going to stand by what I believe. And right now, that’s simply that silence isn’t an option. 

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