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Ali Abbas is a writer, photographer, and carpenter from London. He has travelled widely but still lives in the suburb where he was born. It’s hard to explain what he does for a living, the common term is Policy Wonk.
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Bobbie’s top 10 reasons he loves running:
Recipe ( See Image Below)
Olivia created this recipe for Bobbie to make with her when he was having night terrors after his father died. These cookies are healthy and good for the soul. When they made the cookies, together they repeated the blessing, included below, to reinforce the “power” they impart. And every night before bed she reinforced their power with the invocation.
STRENGTH—1 & ½ to 2 C unbleached flour
ENERGY—2/3 C raw sugar
HOPE—1/2 C rolled oats
CONFIDENCE—1 egg, beaten
SPEED—1/8 C Earth Spread (margarine)- room temperature
UNDERSTANDING—1/2 C applesauce
CALM—1 tsp ground nutmeg
INVISIBILITY—1/2 tsp baking powder
CUNNING—1/2 tsp baking soda
TRANSFORMATION—1 tsp vanilla
COURAGE—1/2-1 C chocolate chips (the best are the dark chocolate sweetened only with cane sugar)
WILL—1/2 C chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350˚
Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil.
Combine applesauce and oats in small bowl. Set aside to let soak while preparing other ingredients. In medium mixing bowl combine the flour (start with 1 ½ cups), sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda. Stir well. In small mixing bowl, combine the Earth Spread, egg, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the applesauce and oats mixture. Stir until the batter is blended. Add extra flour until the batter is consistency of a thick paste. Finally add the chocolate chips and, if desired, the nuts.
Drop by teaspoonful onto the greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Makes about two dozen cookies.
NOTE: The wonderful thing about these cookies is that you can adapt it to any of your child’s favorite cookie recipe.
Blessing while making the cookies:
“We ask for the blessings of the Lady and Lord.
We honor Her chalice and brandish His sword!
By the powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water,
May these ingredients be mixed with their power.
With the blessed aid of white magick,
Make me tonight strong, wise and quick.
By the light of love’s white moonbeams,
I am the master of my dreams.”
Of course you don’t have to be a witch for these cookies to work. Instead of Olivia’s blessing, use any prayer.
Have your child help make these cookies with you, reinforcing the fact that they can control their dreams. Tell them a story while putting these cookies together that incorporates all these attributes, bringing in positive ways to “fight” the demons in their dream, and remind them that these ingredients will help them become the master of their dreams.
Invocation before bed:
And before your child goes to bed have them eat one of these cookies and use an invocation similar to the one Olivia used for Bobbie (See below—again, adapt it to your own particular religion.)
“By the grace of Great Spirit, ruler of all,
I control my dreams. Be they great or small.
So Mote It Be!”
Atrapada entre dos mundos, Asha Paritala no tiene casa, está arruinada y dañada después de una vida de abuso y abandono. Nacida de madre americana y padre indio inmigrante, Asha fue criada como una mujer india por una familia de acogida tras la muerte de sus padres biológicos cuando era poco más que un bebé. Ha pasado toda su vida bajo el control de otros hasta que finalmente se escapó hace dos años, y está decidida a mantener su libertad, aunque eso signifique que tenga que luchar para sobrevivir. Pero su determinación se pone a prueba cuando conoce a Kade Harrison. Después de que éste la ayude en una mala situación, se encuentra empezando a confiar en Kade como nunca antes había confiado en otro hombre. Él es todo lo que ella siempre ha pensado que debería ser un hombre, pero ¿podrá perderse en él por completo sabiendo que está dañada y confusa? ¿Es realmente posible que sea la hermana perdida de dos personas como Max Hamilton y Maddie Hudson? Asha se siente tentada por la posibilidad de tener una familia y por el encanto irresistible de un hombre como Kade Harrison. ¿Podrá una mujer atrapada entre dos culturas, tan imperfecta y retraída, estirar el brazo realmente y coger lo que quiere? ¿O el instinto de huir del dolor de su pasado acabará con la esperanza de felicidad para su futuro?
Descubre si dos almas rotas pueden curarse mutuamente en El juego del multimillonario, libro 4 de la serie La obsesión del multimillonario.
Ésta es una novela completa sin finales de suspenso, para mayores de 18 años debido a las escenas sexuales y el lenguaje gráfico.
It isn’t proper for me to want my daughter’s best friend, a woman I’ve watched grow into an astonishing beauty. There is just something magic about Lia, something that makes my whole body throb with the need to get closer. She could easily become addictive. I know I should resist any temptation affecting me this strongly, but then I had to go and hire her.
What the fuck was I thinking? I am going to lose my mind, or at least my promise to myself to never sleep with an employee. Maybe that’s why the second thing I did after Lia left was call Jean last night. If Lia is my employee, I can do my damnedest to keep my rule. It would give me a buffer against the feelings that are already going well beyond lust and into a dangerous territory from just one encounter. Lia makes me hungry. It is more than lust; it is the hunger to provide for her, not in a paternal way, but to see that all her dreams are made reality. I know that Jean is not the nicest to her and never has been, and if it wouldn’t make things worse, I would throw my weight around as Jean’s boss to fix that. Jean is a great member of the R&D team, but not so much that I would be sad to see her go if it meant making Lia happy. It’s an employer’s market right now with more applicants than jobs. She would be easily replaced.
It is a dangerous move, I know, to bring Lia in as my secretary. I know she is the forbidden fruit, and that maybe this is my mid-life crisis starting to hit me, but I want her. “I need her,” I tell my reflection. “I have to have—”
“Mr. Huntsworth, your new office assistant has finished with human resources.” My chief of security sounds amused as his voice plays from the speaker on my desk.
She’s on her way up. The thought repeats itself in time with the aching in my cock.
“You wanted me to call you when she was being shown her way to the executive office floor.” The line goes silent. My fingernail catches on the red disc of a call button beside the vanity in my bathroom. I press it, wait for Brian to answer, and then thank him for the notice. There’s no time for me to get my libido in check, so the best I can do is sit down at my desk to hide the reaction Lia evokes from me.
I wait at my desk—one minute becomes two, and then it’s soon five minutes before I hear muffled voices outside of the security clearance down the hall. I try to focus on the paperwork in front of me. The chirp of a badge being swiped lights up a blue LED on the panel beside my phone, giving me a warning that someone will be entering. Only a handful of people have clearance to get in here, and most of those require the security guard in the hall or someone inside to buzz them in. I look up.
Lia stands before me, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. “Hi.” Her voice trembles before she steels herself and repeats it more surely. “Do I call you Mr. Huntsworth?” She has her head tilted down, and she looks up at me through the sweeping edge of her bangs. Her lips part, and the tip of her tongue glosses over them. She’s nervous, and I selfishly hope it’s because of me.
“Beck is fine unless I happen to be in a meeting. ‘Sir’ works too,” I tease.
Lia blushes before rolling her eyes. She even does that artfully. “Thank you for the job,
The way she says my name makes my cock throb. “I should be thanking you for accepting it, Lia.” I stand and offer her my hand. Her fingers are cool as they slip into my palm, and the shake we share is anything but innocent despite the chaste touch. I want her grip to be lower and firmer, and with the quick dropping of her eyes, I sense that her thoughts are moving in the same direction.
Charlotte Penn Clark
(Extra Credit, #1)
Publication date: March 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
They’re just partners….
Kyle’s got a problem. He needs to pass college composition to graduate but he can’t get words on a page. And it’s landed him in a pilot class called Extra Credit for students in trouble — when all he wants is to be left alone.
Lani’s got a problem too. She doesn’t like making waves and it gets her stuck in that Extra Credit class. When she ends up partnered with Kyle things start getting complicated. Kyle is angry, restless, impatient; Lani is calm, introverted, bookish. But when these opposites attract how will they manage to stay “just partners”?
Extra Credit is a New Adult series that takes place on a college campus and puts three unlikely couples together to see what happens. Each novella is in dual point-of-view with a happy ending that can be read as a standalone, though they’re better together…! The series includes sexy times that are only meant for readers over 18.
LANI’S READING LIST
Lani Ito, the heroine of THE PARTNERSHIP (Extra Credit #1) by Charlotte Penn Clark, is a voracious reader and a gifted writer of dance criticism…. Here are ten of her favorite books! Enjoy!
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Kevin Collins loves the lifestyle of a Marine fighter pilot, fast paced and always on the move. Never one for planting roots, he was the first in line for any mission.
Biochemist Marina Brimlow has been hiding from everyone but the one person she can’t escape: herself. She’s the only one who knows the truth, and the past needs to be dealt with if she ever wants a future. Doing so means risking it all.
When Kevin’s grounded and told to detain Marina in the interest of national security, the terms of engagement aren’t so clear. He has to find the answers they need at any cost. No matter how guilty Marina appears, Kevin finds a battle raging within him, and he’ll do anything to protect her.
When Marina’s life is on the line, she turns to Kevin, the only person she trusts. Once he knows the ugly truth, will the connection they share be broken because of what she’d done or will Kevin find he has even more to fight for?
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Jeannette grew up in a large family, number ten out of eleven children, eight of them being older brothers. She quickly developed a great sense of humor, mostly from necessity. One of her greatest joys is sitting on the porch where they were all raised and hearing the stories from years gone by. Quietly laughing to herself, she notices how they embellish the stories more and more each year.
Storytelling was passed down from her grandfather and mother. Jeannette caught the bug at a very young age. If she didn’t have her head in a book, then she was off somewhere with a notebook, jotting down stories of what she would write if one day she became an author. Although the notebook may have vanished, the stories are still vivid and waiting for the right time to be told.
Despite having an amazing family, there have also been some sorrows in her life, including the loss of loved ones. Over the years, Jeannette has spent countless hours volunteering for different organizations and acting as a caregiver to those most dear to her. As a result, supporting the elderly became of utmost importance.
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(Soldiering On, #3)
Publication date: March 2nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Radha Iyer knows there’s something terribly wrong happening at the casino she manages. Her staff are acting cagey, the finances don’t add up, and then her Head of Security is found murdered in his own home. She’s out of her depth and desperate for help.
Zack Walker has kept to himself since the day an IED left him permanently scarred. When Radha calls Soldiering On for help, his degree in math makes him the obvious choice to go undercover as the new Head of Security to help her discover what’s going on and who’s responsible.
But the conspiracy they uncover goes deeper than either of them could have imagined. When their investigation is compromised, it puts them both in mortal peril and on the run. With nowhere to turn they must rely on each other, but danger and betrayal lurk in every shadow…
A sickly smell reached Zack; at the same time a sense of foreboding settled over him. He hadn’t noticed it at first, presuming it was from the kitchen remains. But this was something else.
He swallowed, trying not to breathe as he made his way towards the room. It had to be the bedroom—the only room yet unexplored.
“Stay here,” he growled to Radha. The rustling behind him stopped.
He tugged the sleeve of his hoodie over his hand as he reached for the knob. Careful not to leave any prints, he opened the door.
The smell assaulted him immediately, making him gag. His eyes watered, and he blinked to clear them.
“What is it?” Radha asked.
He didn’t know how to answer. Louis—at least, he assumed it was Louis—lay on the thin carpet. Dried blood, black in the wan light, pooled beneath him. Flies buzzed and writhed around him. He no longer looked human—a specialist would need to tell them how long he’d been there, but Zack’s best guess was about a week—the length of time he’d been missing.
Louis hadn’t fled to Mexico with the casino’s money. He’d bled to death on his bedroom floor.
The puzzle pieces shifted and rearranged themselves in his mind, becoming more entwined and complex, leaving gaping holes of knowledge.
“What?” Radha’s voice was thinner now, anxiety dripping from the word. She shuffled closer, and Zack wrenched the door shut. He spun, blocking her with his body, forbidding her from entering that room. She didn’t need to see her friend like that.
“I’m sorry, Radha.” He kept his arms out, stretched across the hall in case she tried to dart around him. Instead, she stared up at him as tears pooled in her eyes.
“He’s not…” she couldn’t finish.
“I’m so sorry,” Zack repeated.
The tears slipped from her eyes and slid down her cheeks. She let out a gasping sob, and Zack gathered her into his arms and half-carried her out the front door. He breathed in deep gulps of the fresh night air as he held her close.
She cried quietly against his chest, and all Zack could do is offer murmured words of comfort as he stroked her back. When was the last time he’d comforted a woman? Held her close?
“We need to call the police,” Zack told her softly as her tears subsided.
She nodded, eyes vague. “Yes.”
“They’ll need to ask us some questions,” he warned her.
“Of course.” The nod was slower this time.
“Radha, you’ll have to tell them about the strange finances at the casino.”
At this, her eyes snapped to his. “Why? We can’t tell them.”
“I think it’s best we do,” he coaxed softly.
“But it doesn’t have anything to do with…” Her eyes widened as it dawned on her. He had to say it aloud, anyway.
“He was murdered, Radha. And there’s every chance it was to do with the casino.”
Aislinn is an Australian Expat living in Qatar. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, which she loved, and then went on to do a Masters in an unrelated field. She now largely pretends that last degree never happened.
She is the author of the ‘Soldiering On’ books, a Romantic Suspense series. She enjoys reading, writing, travelling, and fantasising about her future cottage in a forest. Now that she’s published, her next life dream is to own a dog.
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Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.
Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.
She’s desperate to save her family’s company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.
His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.
*All Billionaire Bad Boys Novels can be read as standalones.*
Going down is the story of Derek and Cassie, who knew each other from when they were children. Derek didn’t have happy memories of Cassie from when they were teenagers for a variety of reasons.
Fast forward Derek is a Billionaire, a very influential in the Tec world. Cassie wants to interview and shadow him for the day. Cassie is having problems at her family run media empire when her father retires, and put her no experience brother in charge.
There is a lot more intrigue, but as soon as they meet there is this incredible chemistry which sizzled through the page on my kindle. This is one hot and sexy story with the usual up and downs, very enjoyable quick read. All the books in this series can be read as standalones with interconnected characters. Sometimes it’s just what you need to be put in a happy frame of mind after reading something to dark.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review
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Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.
Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.
To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.
For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.
For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.
For me to walk out the door.
For it all to be over.
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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.
After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.
Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.
Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.
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