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Wynn in Doubt by Emily Hemmer

Check out this book on Goodreads: Wynn in Doubt http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25497061-wynn-in-doubt

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You MUST read this! Seriously…just go to Amazon and use your 1-Click finger right now. Just do it. You’ll thank me later!

I’m so glad I read this and once I started I couldn’t put it down. I had to know how Lola’s story ended and how it impacted Wynn’s story. There’s a line about people only being afraid to die if they are afraid they haven’t lived…not a direct quote ….that was like a punch in the gut. I can’t tell you how often I’ve thought this at 43 years old. What have I used these 4 decades to do? Why do I keep talking myself out of following my dreams? Maybe I’ll fail but I have to try. I have to stop being afraid to try and stop making excuses for not trying. I want to write. I’ve been doing it as a hobby since I was 12. And maybe I’m no good really but maybe 1 of the stories in my head will move someone like this one moved me. Just maybe. And if not, I’ll still be able to say, “I tried. I wrote that book (or that story).” And I’ll have left that piece of me behind to show I was here and I lived.

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I cried several times and many more times I had to pause and absorb what I had just read. It felt like Emily Hemmer wrote this just for me and I found it just when I was supposed to. That feeling is a rare treasure. I’m a fan for life!
This book will be read again and again.
Start living!  (Right after you read this book!)

Happy Reading!
Monique P

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I’m Too Sexy For Kobo

This seems to be a case of blatant discrimination against this one book or one author when the policy is not adhered to throughout their site. Authors MUST have each other’s backs on these issues. Work together to make a change or stick together and pull your business.
This is unacceptable from a major publishing site.

Monique P

Christa Simpson

It’s official: One of my books has been BANNED from a top-selling e-book retailer in Canada.

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Talking Hockey, Romance and Crazy Wagers with Toni Aleo

I’m a HUGE Toni Aleo fan! Her hockey romances have even turned me into a novice hockey fan. Her new release will be out soon and I can’t wait to offer you my review. Check her Assassin’s Series out on Amazon!

Watch “Secret Surprises and Suspense with Elle and Caitlyn” on YouTube

I’m a BIG fan of these two authors, but beyond their books they are just hilarious! Their segment on YouTube is called Blunt Talk. You’ll understand why!
Two friends and romance authors being totally real. It’s awesome!
F-words and giveaways fly almost as fast as the wine and Rediwhip. And you’ll never find an episode without a giggle from Caitlyn O’Leary and “Bless her heart” from Elle Boon. You have to take a few minutes and show them some love! Like and comment on their video. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. They never disappoint!

Watch “Prizes, Giggles, Exhaustion, Cold Syrup, Booze and Redi-Whip” on YouTube

More laughs and prizes from Elle Boon and Caitlyn O’Leary. Have a swig of cough syrup and enjoy!

A Bit of Smut, A Bit of Sweet

Here’s a little taste of one kind of thing I like to read and write. If it’s not your kind of thing feel free to scroll down to the adorable chihuahua and say hi to my sweet Princess Daisy.

    “Each touch scorches its way to the very center of us both. Sweat drips onto heated skin. The sound of need reverberates through the room as we inch closer to the threshold of release.
    My eyes are closed tightly even though I was not ordered to do so. I want only to feel, to float here on the edge of my breaking point until my master decides I will burst into a million stars of ecstasy.”

Happy Reading, Loves!
Monique P.

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Watch “Giveaways and Shit and Ready Whip” on YouTube

Check out these wild ladies! Authors Caitlyn O’Leary and Elle Boon with some tidbits of insider info on upcoming releases, some awesome giveaways, some drinking, some sweets and let’s not forget cleavage!
Enjoy!
Monique P.

2016! Let’s Get This Party Started!

Hello my lovely followers!!

I’ve been absent for awhile now. Sorting some stuff out so that 2016 is all about me, writing, reading and sharing with you all some great book stuff!  I have a new twitter you can follow me at also!

@AuthorMoniqueP 

Follow me there and you’ll find links coming for book giveaways, free Kindle books, author info, book reviews, etc! And, of course, some fun retweets and ramblings from yours truly!

This is going to be a great year!

Let me hear about you! What are you reading?

Monique P.

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Treasures of Olde

My spine has been broken
My cover is now torn
I’m not quite as perfect
As the day I was born
But lifted from my shelf
And taken for a ride
You might just be surprised
By the brilliant voice inside
They call me a classic
But I’m often overlooked
Scholars they will tell you
I’m more than just a book
My ideas were the beginning
The very first of their kind
Though many more have followed
They’re only copies of my mind

Monique P.

Why I Write

I’ve heard many people say they write best when they are in emotional upheaval of some kind; feeling terribly lonely or sad, angry or even unbridled joy. This doesn’t work for me. My emotions often teeter on the edge of overabundance on a regular day, so when they seriously swing over one edge of the spectrum it is definitely NOT inspirational. It’s more like incapacitating.

However, there is a cycle that I can mostly control if I have the self discipline. When my life is calm, simplified, and routine I write a lot and I write well. If I take time out of my schedule to make time for writing I am calmer and better able to keep things in perspective. Writing for me is therapeutic. Whether I’m writing fiction or a blog entry it soothes me. I think this is the case for many writers. We write, not because we want to, but because we need to.

A writer’s creativity must be put on paper, or computer or “the cloud,” or it will overwhelm us. The need to write is like the need for food to live. We are drawn to words like many are drawn to love. Writing is a life line. We write because we are writers and because we must.

Ideas sometimes keep me awake or come to me in dreams. My self discipline is not where it should be in any aspect of my life, but as a writer it is seriously lacking. I can’t tell you the number if plots, characters and poems I’ve lost because I haven’t written them down as soon as I woke from the dream or while I was shopping or watching television. I need to begin treating pen and paper as my closest allies. These ideas come bursting forward and if I don’t get them down I mourn them. NOT writing is what adds sadness and loneliness to my life.

I must write. I must make it feasible to write whenever the inspiration comes. I must feed my hunger for words and ideas. I must stoke the embers of creativity whenever possible. I am a writer. It’s not just a hobby. It is a way of life.

 

Monique P.

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