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12/31/15

My Review of #SymphonyTools for Social Media Management #besttool #recommend #perfection #flawless

My Review of Symphony Tools for Social Media Management:

I've been using Symphony Tools to manage my social media accounts and I really like it. It's perfect for scheduling and automating sharing my blog to Facebook and twitter. Give it a try.

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#CharityBookAuction for Author Charlene M Martin #Authors #Bloggers #SharePlease #StandTogether

                         

****BOOK AUCTION TO HELP SUPPORT A FAMILY IN NEED***
~Charlene's  Story~
Hi everyone my name is Charlene Martin. I write Erotic books and I've been doing this almost 3 years. My family has fallen on hard times and those that know me know that this has been going on for quite some time. I've tried everything I can, and to no avail, I just can't keep up. I've sold, and or pawned anything I have to help, and I've even received help from family, friends and work. This is the hardest thing I've ever gone through and it's wearing me down.

This started even longer ago, but I'll start with just this year. I am a CNA at a hospital and I got hurt at work. It took over a month for them to start paying me my compensation. So we were living off only my husbands pay checks, we managed, but it took all of our savings.

Finally, the checks started coming, but they are only 80% and when you rely on every penny, you feel the loss.

While I was out of work, and in serious back pain I was completely stressed, because we had just pulled our home out of foreclosure that was a two-year battle.  I feared that we were going to get into the same type of situation we’d just fought so hard to get out of.

A few weeks later, my husband was early terminated from his job, and was out of work for a week. He'd had another job lined up, but they needed sometime before he could come over. This made things even worse.

I was out of work for three and a half months. I have been back now for almost two. It was very hard on me at first and I couldn't do my normal amount of days, but I did work up to them, and I'm trying to pick up extra days now.

Anyhow, since I've been back they took my completely first check that was only 3 days pay for back medical insurance. They continue to take over half of my check for this. (and will for another 1.5 months) When this happened, my Street team came together and sent me money which really helped me. I cried horribly for how grateful was and am. I thought that this would help and bring us current, with the assistance, I got form work, but it wasn’t enough. I didn't know when I was out that I still had Medical insurance, I thought that they’d cancel it because I had told the HR lady that I couldn’t afford to pay it on the already discounted checks I was receiving. Somehow, there was a miscommunication and now I’m stuck paying it.

So as I things continue on, I'm making nearly $300 every two weeks, this is financially killing us. I've tried contacting them, but no one responds to my phone calls. And I’ve been told call this  number, and that number. It’s very frustrating.  I just sent an email to whom I was referred to this time, last night. I’m Praying for some kind of help.

My medical status continues to be a pain in my butt. Last week I had to have oral surgery, and then woke up the following morning with an allergic reaction to the antibiotics and well you don’t want to know those details. After I got the dentist to prescribe me a new antibiotic.  It was about 6 hours after all that, I ended up in the hospital screaming hysterically and vomiting because I have a 6mm kidney stone. I still have this stone  I was out of work over the last week (because of the pain and they prescribed me narcotics), but when I went to the urologists she gave me some meds that I can use at work. So now, I can go to work. Granted the meds don't take all the pain away they make it manageable. Therefore, I’m working and doing the best I can while still in pain, but I have to do what I can f for my family.

While everyone enjoyed the holidays. I didn't. I couldn’t give a my daughter a birthday present last month, and I couldn’t buy one Christmas present for my daughter/anyone.  I've never been in this bad of a position before, and it killed me not to get her anything. I feel so bad that she has to go through this with us. I feel like a failure.

We can't afford our mortgage this month and this puts the biggest strain on me emotionally as I just went through hell to get my house back, and I don't know if by next week I'll be able to keep the power on and provide food for my family. I’m not joking my any means it really is this bad.

I've been to community organizations and they helped a little, but because we normally make over their poverty requirements, they won't help.  I gross about $700 every two weeks and it looks like I'm making that still, but my gross shows that I’m only making about $300 every two weeks now. But that doesn’t seem to matter to them.

f I weren't so desperate I would never ever ask for help, but I’m absolutely desperate.

So, I’m going to be putting on an auction right here on this page. I will even go as far as to put up my email address.  A lot of amazing people have come together and offered signed books, unsigned books, swag, and services. So I’m doing a book auction.

Others have asked if I have a way to send cash donations. I do. If you'd like to send a PayPal donation. Anything even $1. My email address is c.m.martin.author@gmail.com would help. (Seriously I have almost 4k friends a dollar by everyone would be a HUGE amount to me. Don’t feel bad if a dollar is all you can send. ) Not that I’m expecting you to send anything.

Even if you can't help in this way, please send prayers. Cause I’m really worn out from all this, and I don’t know how much longer I can take this.

Below are some links to help support me & the auction page. Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I appreciate any help you can offer. Even if it’s just sharing this on your page, and or telling some author/blogger friends. Anything helps, and it would mean everything to me. I sincerely appreciate every little thing.

There is a PayPal set up as well if any can donate, as every bit helps!

To join the Auction follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/209281409409443/

To donate swag follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/195_OYq80vZvtA9obX8Jg8JaB3kuzMWwDs8cnFEP8uUc/viewform

#DSWRIGHTS #DARKEROTICA #DARKALLEYSTRANGER #THEBEASTANDME #BOOKBOOST

Books By D.S Wrights 

Dark Alley Stranger by D.S Wrights

Newly single and self-confident Alice has recently decided that she doesn't need a man to feel complete, if it wasn't for the one activity where a man can come quite handy.
On a girl's night out that was bound to be embarrassing and boring, since every girl of her clique is a mommy or about to become one, Alice makes a lot of interesting acquaintances and thanks to one of them she receives a mysterious invite to the "Dark Alley".
Too curious to heed her best friend's warnings, Alice heads out to end up having, hot, sizzling sex with a faceless stranger. 

Episodes:
#1 Dark Alley Stranger
#2 Dark Alley Club
#3 Dark Alley Master
                                                                                                                                                                             
                    The Beast And Me by D.S Wrights


Meg was abducted. For four days she had nothing to keep herself sane, until she promised to be obedient. In return she received a diary, not knowing which terrors she would be writing down soon.
Because Meg has been taken to this unknown place for one purpose only: to support her abductors in 'socializing' one of their subjects.
Ten, as they call him, seems to be far more than a primitive beast, fighting battles of his very own. Meg soon realizes that she in fact is the only one able to tame him. And that, apparently, is the sole reason she is more or less treated as a human being.
As Ten's humanity resurfaces Meg has to accept the truth that the real beasts aren't behind bars.
This is Meg's diary. Will you read it?

This story inspired by Beauty and the Beast and is part one of a series. It is not a romance.

*TRIGGER WARNING* contains rape and psychological torture.

Buy The Beast and Me Here on amazon

About the Author

D.S. Wrights was born in 1980 to a Dutch mother and a German father and was raised mostly in Germany. She speaks three languages fluently: English, German and Dutch. Her name is a pen name and she describes writing as her passion and calling. Two short stories were published during high school, one as a school project and one in a regional newsletter. Later she worked at a publishing house where she earned insight into the work, process and production of publishing books. In the last few years she has published several fan fictions to which the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The Beast And Me is her first published novel.

12/27/15

#MyReview Submissive on Display: 1Night Stand series by Tara Quan #bdsm #erotic @LaylaTarar

Submissive on Display: 1Night Stand series Submissive on Display: 1Night Stand series by Tara Quan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story starts out with a devilishly handsome dom and his dog sitter Naomi. After getting out of a terrible engagement to a fake stuck up woman that couldn't stand his need to dominate, he had his eyes on Naomi. Both of there needs got the best of them leading to sex. Naomi was falling for him, and couldn't let this keep going so she lied and said it would never work as she's not a submissive. In the mean time her friends both in the bdsm lifestyle decide to give her a much needed gift to Vegas to a new established bondage club. Naomi having a few lies on Luka needs to get away from him , and needs to enjoy this time. The club requests each dom and sub to fill out a card for a one night stand with the most compatible other. Luka has his own business going on in Vegas, and his lawyer , and friend decides this is what Luka needs to get out of this slump he's in. He wanted Naomi to submit to him more then anything, and was so disappointed she couldn't be what he needed her to be...Little does he know that Naomi is exactly what he needs, and payback for those lies comes back to bite her in the rear . I love Tara Quans writing style, this is a fun little read that definitely has its hot moments. I received this arc from the author, in return of an honest review.
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12/24/15

#SUBORDINATION BY KATIE ASHLEY - out now! #teasers, #blurb, #review #TRSORPromotions #KatieAshley

Are you ready to submit in Subordination by Katie Ashley!
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Blurb When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end. And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls. But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did. And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.
--Subordination Excerpt In the distance, a figure crested the hill on his way down from the mountain. Something about the man appeared familiar. Over the years of running at the park, I was used to seeing fellow running acquaintances. But as the incredibly built man grew nearer, my stomach lurched. Oh no, this wasn’t possible. I couldn’t literally be running into someone I’d been in a scene with the night before. In the five years I’d worked at 1740, I had never, ever run into a client. We were within a few feet of each other when he gave a complimentary nod of hello. Then he literally skidded to a stop, sending bits of gravel flying around us. Just as I started to pass him, acknowledgement of who I truly was flashed on his face. FUUUUUCK I screamed in my head. With everything I had in me, I raced ahead. “Mistress Juliette?” he called. Those two little words from his mouth send me tripping over a limb. As I sprawled onto the ground, my knees bumped along the uneven terrain. Once I came to a stop, pain raged all through my body, although it was excruciatingly centralized in my right ankle. I rolled into a sitting position and brought my hand to my tennis shoe. “Fuck,” I muttered. It was to address both the pain and the fact that a shadow had crossed over me. A bulky shadow belonging to the only sub I had ever let myself go with. “Oh my God, I’m so sorry, Mistress.” My gaze spun wildly around the clearing. “Stop calling me that!” I hissed. “I’m sorry. Are you all right?” Damn, that voice of his. Momentarily forgetting my ankle, I could feel myself growing wet just from the deep timbre, not to mention how sexy his concern was. “No, actually, I’m not.” I jerked my gaze from my foot up to his handsome face. “My ankle is throbbing like a mother fucker, not to mention I’m mortified as hell I just busted my ass right in front of you.” The corners of his lips fluttered, and I could tell he was fighting the urge not to laugh at me. Without a word, he knelt down beside me. “Let me take a look.” I jerked my foot away from his overeager hands, which caused me to wince from the pain. “I think you’ve done enough already.” Cocking his dark brows at me, he said, “My mistress’s health and well-being is always my upmost concern.” I fought the urge to smack him and not so he could get off on it. “Here’s a newsflash for you. We are not in 1740 anymore, Toto, so this whole sub taking care of his mistress bullshit isn’t going to fly.” “I’m not in to dog play,” he countered, with a wink. “Yeah, well, last time I checked, you’re not sporting my collar, so I’m not your mistress.” “Ouch, you really bring out the claws when you’re hurting, don’t you?” When I opened my mouth to lay into him again, he brought a finger over my lips. “Quit your bitching, and let me check out your ankle, okay?” “Are you a doctor or paramedic in real life?” He smiled, causing those delicious dimples of his to pop out. “No, not quite.” “Then how do I know you’re actually qualified to look at my ankle and not just wanting to cop a feel of my foot?” With a chuckle, he replied, “Don’t have a foot fetish either.” As he slid my tennis shoe off, I hissed. “Answer the question.” “Easy now,” he murmured. “What qualifies you to look at my ankle?” I demanded. “I used to be a football coach.” “Professional?” He laughed. “No, high school.” “Oh,” I murmured. “Yeah, you bandage at least one sprained ankle every game.” He glanced up at me. “Yours doesn’t feel sprained, but it’s definitely swollen. I have a first aid kit in my truck. I can bandage it for you.” I eyed him suspiciously. As a submissive, I knew he truly subscribed to the code of conduct that his mistress always came first. But we weren’t in the club, and although club management did background checks that rivaled the FBI, he was still a stranger to me. Well, a stranger who I’d seen naked and bent over a spanking horse. Knowing that I didn’t really have a choice, I huffed out a frustrated breath. “Okay, fine. I’ll let you take care of my ankle.” “Try not to sound so excited about it, okay?” William said with a teasing expression.
About the Author Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo. With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012. Twitter Facebook Goodreads Amazon Page
( Review ) First of all anytime I get a chance to read a bdsm theme book I jump at it. This was my first book by the author, but after SUBORDINATION it won't be my last!! The 2 main characters are Sofia a fedom who is good at what she does. Although it's only temporary as life is taking her in other directions. William, a male submissive, may have some work to do, but all in all is a good sub that knows how to take care of his Mistresses needs. Things get deeper then expected, and both are in for one hell of an adventure!! It made me wanna bring out my crop a few times lol!! Mz Ashley did a wonderful job at bringing these characters to life, with a fantastic plot as well! I was not bored at all, it made me keep wanting more!! This is one of those books that will be a favorite of mine,an stay with me. It just shows no matter how you think life should go, guess what there all always surprises in life! Is it possible for a domme an a sub to become equal? Can you fall in love with one another? Read to find this out an so much more of Sophie and Williams unexpected adventures! This book is getting 5**** from me!! Thanks to TRSOR promotions and Katie Ashley for allowing the chance to review!

12/16/15

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im slowly coming back ...kindle was broke...and it stopped everything

I don't know where to begin in reviews, blog tours and more, but I will start somewhere.....I'm so stressed out because my work is all on my kindle, but I will get them done...it just may take longer :(