Shades of Pink, A romance anthology volume 2

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the first Shades of Pink event raised over $10.000 through more than 1300 donations!

For our second year, 22 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink (volume 2), totaling almost 150.000 words / about 400 pages as a PDF.

The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via and all proceeds go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).

Who: Catherine Bowman, Mitzi Calderone, Vivien Dean, JJ and TA Ellis, Sabrina Garie, Nina Day Gerard, T. Hammond, Susan Harris, Laura Hunsaker, Kallysten, Amara Lebel, Alicia J. Love, Deelylah Mullin, C. Deanne Rowe, Cynthia Sax, DJ Shaw, Alice Stark, Ashley Suzanne, Gill Taber, Natasza Waters, Zoe York, Angela Yseult

When: Now through November 15th.

What: 22 short stories, including…
·      4 paranormal, 1 sci-fi, 11 contemporary, 1 historical, 2 military, 3 BDSM, 2 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
·      3 spicy (ménage or kink), 7 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 12 sweet (no sex)
·      A couple of vampires, about three dozen humans including soldiers, geeks, teachers, librarians, writers, survivors, bosses, rock stars, teens, mages, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, a few aliens, some werewolves and other shifters.
·      Pink, pink and more pink, including tattoos, plenty of flowers, precious stones, jewelry, a bookmark, a drawing, ropes, lingerie, a car, a bag, a vase, various clothes, an anteater and a squirrel.

Here you’ll find links to teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts during all of October, a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.

Whovian Wednesday:: Flatline

Let's revel in the creepiness of this episode for a few seconds before we start.

I love the non-doctor episodes. Though Capaldi was in this a lot more than previous doctors in their non-doctor stories, we had to follow Clara trying to emulate him, in a way no other companion has before. 

For a pretty bland character since she began her run as a companion, Clara's turned into my favorite, ever since Capaldi took over from Matt Smith. It feels as if there's a lot of purpose, and her interactions, and storyline have really been woven into the fabric of the Whoverse this year. She's no longer that girl running around with the Doctor. Now, she's that girl who has faced a terrible loss, (11) and has been trying to understand this new man, who is still in fact her doctor, but is very rough around the edges. 

Understanding Clara's choices in this episode, brings us closer to understand the doctor a lot more than before. 

Clara seems to have understood rule number one: The Doctor lies; and seems to be applying it to her every day life, just so she can continue to fuel her addiction to Time Traveling and saving people. 

The Boneless, I have to say at this point I love Jamie Mathieson. What a spectacular monster! One you couldn't see coming, or even hear. The whole scene in the bedroom in the flat where Clara first encounters them was amazing. 

Since the Weeping Angels, I've not been this creeped out, and I think that by the time that the Doctor actually names them the Boneless, I was ready for them to vanish. The special effects people did a wonderful job bringing them to life in the tunnels. 

The end of the episode was a sobering experience, not only because of Clara and The Doctor's exchange, but also because of an appearance by that psychotic woman Missy.

“I made a pretty good Doctor.”
“You were an exceptional Doctor, Clara. Goodness had nothing to do with it. “

And of course the last line, which made me scream and has left me with loads more questions than answers: "Clara, my Clara. I have chosen well...."

Well, what the hell? I can't wait to find out more about Missy... I hate her already.

Teaser Tuesday: Airbrushed :)

I've been working on Airbrushed now for a few years. Now that I have a prologue, I thought I could share it with you. Hope you enjoy it! <3 p="">
This is a ROUGH version. :)

My hands feel weird. So does my tongue and my body. I giggle, echoing the giggles of my friends, as one of them passes the thin hand rolled joint. It’s long, and according to my best friend, Bea, it’s classy and fashionable, because it doesn’t look like a regular joint. I have no idea what we’ve been laughing about. My head pounds as I try to stand up, but lose my footing falling. My fall is cushioned by someone’s legs.
“Oh come on, Vala.” Bea screams standing and moving closer to help me up.
“Sorry, James.” I mutter sheepishly as he winks. I feel like everything inside of me has turned to jelly. My cheeks and neck flush. The heat is familiar, like when I run track in the middle of the afternoon and the sun is melting everything away.
“It’s ok, V.” He smiles pushing Bea’s hand away as she tries to get me off his legs. He instead pulls me up closer, until I’m sitting on his lap. “So what were you planning for later on?”
“Later on?” I blink trying to think straight through the curtain of smoke.
“When everyone’s sleeping?” He cocks his head to the side, his lips brushing down my neck until I sober up.
“Erm, I don’t know.”  I clear my throat as Bea’s eyes meet mine. There’s an I-told-you-so written all over them. I huff, getting off James’ lap.
“Hey, where are you going?” The drunken smile makes his features still handsome. I’m about to answer when the door to the cabin opens. Lights flash around us, as the police car lights reflect on every surface around us.
We all stand up, holding our hands up as one of the officers’ moves closer. I recognize him, he works with my dad. “Vala…” I’m expecting him to say, you are under arrest, but the words don’t come out soon enough. “there’s been accident.” He stares at me for a while before I breathe. “Perdita is in hospital.”
The words don’t register, because surely Officer Cruz is wrong. Perdita, my eldest sister, is at her Senior Prom with Tobias Sanchez, her dream date. I stagger back as Bea holds my wrist. “She’s with Toby.” I whisper as Officer Cruz wrinkles his nose. 

Monday Madness: Author Appreciation Day:: Tiffany King

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
You can connect with Tiffany on her webpage at
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"Books provide the ultimate getaway for me. A good story is a vehicle that takes you to another place, another time, or another world. I love reading the words and letting my imagination do the rest. I appreciate and respect every author who has the courage to put your work out there for the world to see."

Check out Tiffany King's awesome books,

pre-order: Writing A Wrong

Stalk Tiffany,

Available for Pre-order:: WRITING A WRONG by USA Today Bestselling Author, Tiffany King

From USA Today Bestselling Author Tiffany King comes the continuing story of Nicole and Alec.

Available Dec. 1, 2014

Pre-sale Links

What comes next, once your happily ever after has been written?

Real life.

Nicole and Alec are doing their best to live the HEA she's been dreaming for and writing about in her books. The problem is she's been coping with her newly achieved success as an author and the responsibilities that are transitioning her away from the introverted life she prefers. He's neck deep in medical school and stuck at the hospital almost every waking hour.

Something's got to give.

Sometimes, what looks like happily ever after from the start can become something entirely different on the other side.

Finding time together can be a challenge, but Nicole and Alec seem to have things figured out. That is, until Nicole's publisher sends her on an extended book tour for her upcoming release, putting an unexpected strain on their relationship. When Alec begins hanging out with his ex, who also happens to be the mother of his little girl, Nicole can't help feeling that maybe her ever after is about to turn into a never mind.

Things turn from bad to worse when Nicole is faced with what she perceives as betrayal, leaving the door open to Greg, her new public relations rep who is more than willing to offer up a shoulder to dump her woes on. Betrayal can be a two-way street and Nicole must now decide which way the story goes from here.

Writing a happily ever after was so much easier than actually living one  

Whovian Wednesday:: The Caretaker, Kill The Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express

I apologize for the lack of reviews, but other things took precedence on the blog. :)

So ... on to the next.

The Caretaker,
I loved this episode. I was hoping it was much better than School Reunion, because yes, I thought the whole the doctor's in the school was a bit too familiar to David T's storyline. However, I was pleasantly surprise by the fast paced and funny writing. Gareth Roberts who also wrote  The Lodger, (sighs with James Corden) among others, offers a great play on relationships, and ultimately presents the choice, right before our eyes for Clara to take the plunge. However, she doesn't and instead tries to reconcile both lives as best as she can. This episode was one of my favorite ones of new WHO.

Kill The Moon,

This episode reminded me a lot of 'Midnight' in a good way of course. However, it felt as if half way through the episode, I was lost and uninterested. Yes, I thought it was brilliant that the Doctor was acting as distant as he could, as alien as he is, but still, I wanted something more. The humans were left to decide, and then Clara had a sort of awakening. It wasn't that kind of awakening that I expected, but I guess Moffat has his reasons. Kill The Moon didn't wow me like Deep Breath, Listen or The Caretaker, but at least it was a much better ending than the one for Time Heist.

Mummy on the Orient Express,

Frank Skinner as Perkins really stole the show of what is supposed to be the final chapter in Clara and The Doctor's relationship. I have to admit that I wasn't too keen on this episode, as I wasn't keen on the Agatha Christie episode. However, the moment the show started I was hooked. One of the highlights of the show for me was the Doctor referencing 9th's reign, "Are you my mummy?"