Welcome to Dark Day Isle, the Ultimate Kink Resort ♥ #Free eBook


$10,000 and an all-expense paid getaway to a kink resort? What’s the catch?

Tessa Fauns has but one dream: Move to France and never leave.
So when she’s offered the chance to get enough money, while putting her bilingual skills to use, how can she possibly say no?
The fact that it requires her to join a select group of Club Vitalz submissives for a week-long kinkfest in paradise is just the icing on the cake!

Unless, it’s too good to be true…

Despite all of her experience in the BDSM lifestyle, Tessa isn’t prepared for the extravagant activities their mysterious host has planned–nor the clash of unexpected emotions her new temporary Dom awakens inside of her.
Can a lifelong dream be enough to keep this little fox on her leash,
or will the truth behind her Master’s desires have
Tessa rethinking her place on Dark Day Isle altogether?

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Burn” – The Cure


I’ve got something up my sleeve for my newsletter subscribers, so keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of days. That has nothing to do with the SLS challenge this week, just wanted to throw that out there.

This week’s theme is: Shadow

I had 3 songs pop into my head all at once. It was a tough choice, but I decided on this classic from the original motion picture soundtrack for “The Crow” – the first one with Brandon Lee, R.I.P. My other two choices were “Shadow of the Day” by Linkin Park (R.I.P Chester B.) and “White Shadows” by Coldplay, if you’d like to take a listen to those, as well. I just wanted to share this long-time favorite of mine now, in case I don’t get another chance anytime soon.

(Now watch, next week’s theme is “Burn” LMAO!)

If you’d like to join in the fun, or just love music and want to check out all of the other great choices this week, head on over to Helen’s blog at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time.


“Don’t look don’t look” the shadows breathe
Whispering me away from you
“Don’t wake at night to watch her sleep
You know that you will always lose
This trembling
Tousled bird mad girl…”

But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again

“Oh don’t talk of love” the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
“Don’t talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that’s ever true
There’s nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do…”

Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream’s the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end

“Just paint your face” the shadows smile
Slipping me away from you
“Oh it doesn’t matter how you hide
We’ll find you if we’re wanting to
So slide back down and close your eyes
Sleep a while
You must be tired…”

But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream, yeah…

Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream, yeah…

Dream the crow black dream…(4x)


Songwriters: Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte, Robert James Smith
Lyrics found on AZLyrics and adjusted by me
Legal: Lyrics ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics, video or movie. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.


Dear Indie ♥ Have You Tried This?

Writers block

Hi Indies!

I’ve been experimenting lately, trying a different approach with one of my latest WIPs. The hope is that I’m honing a certain area I know I need to work on. I worry that I’ve gotten too comfortable with the way I write and it’s become too easy to stay exactly the same, which doesn’t allow for growth or refinement.

Recently, I opened a new document and started rewriting a new WIP outside of my narrative comfort zone. I know, that doesn’t sound real dazzling. But, as someone who prefers to read and write in the Third Person, I have to tell you that trying to write fictional characters in the First Person POV is doing things…I’m not sure if they’re good or bad things yet, as I’m just starting. And don’t get me started on how difficult it is to switch from years of writing in the past tense to suddenly writing everything in present tense. O_o

The reason I’m doing this, is because I want to hone that vital difference between “Showing” and “Telling”. Something that seems easier to accomplish in First Person…or is it? Yes and no. When I’m writing about myself, it’s absolutely easier. But I’ve never set out to be someone else before, at least not outside of childhood imagination. I can detail all of the nitty-gritty facets that make up my characters from a detached vantage point, like a psychiatrist, and relay that through my writing while remaining in the Third Person–and it doesn’t matter their gender or their personality. I’ve written from the male POV just as often as I have from the female POV. I can flesh out sub-characters or climb into an antagonist’s head and portray their nastiness all over the page without it bleeding over onto my other characters. They each retain their own, distinct voice.

Yet, this is proving difficult while writing in First Person. My characters read almost exactly the same; their unique voices are lost. I already know it’s because I’m used to writing from the director’s chair, where I can see the whole picture, and I don’t have to climb into these skinsuits of my characters to get through the scene. I empathize, relate and paint the picture. I don’t live, eat, breathe, be. I’m finding that it’s harder with my male protagonist, because I’m NOT an alpha male by any stretch of the imagination, but even my female protag’s voice has changed from the way she was coming across in Third Person. So, that poses a problem, but it’s given me whole new admiration and respect for those First Person POV authors who manage to pull this off with deceptive ease.

I liken it to method acting, which some say is a myth, but it’s the closest example I can think of. I have to learn how to live this story as it’s unfolding on the stage, rather than relaying the way I saw it unravel from the front row. Release the confines of all those habits I fall back on, so I can expand my writing limits and open myself up to *gasp* change.

And the positives can’t be discounted; writing in the First Person is far more succinct than Third. Details, ideas and reactions are conveyed with smaller word counts, because everything is happening in the moment. This allows me to get a first hand perspective into my character’s thoughts, feelings and reactions as they’re happening, rather than after the fact. I’ve also noted how many more character insights have revealed themselves which the Third Person POV version didn’t have. The shifting of my own focus in order to capture – or recapture – my characters’ individual voices will be my greatest challenge and currently, it’s exciting trying to put it into practice.

Just don’t hold your breath for any First Person POV novels written by yours truly, LOL! So far, my goal for this experiment hasn’t changed: I want to develop the ability to slip deeper into my character’s skins with relative ease, so that “showing” becomes the natural style of my writing without having to worry about so many “telling” pitfalls.

Have you ever tried the method of switching narratives before, even just for fun? I’d love to hear about your “outside of the box” trials and what your results were in the comments below or tag me in your own blog post, if you feel inspired – that would be great, too! 🙂

❤ A.C.

#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Both of Us” – B.o.B. ft. Taylor Swift


What a challenging theme this week. Thanks, Fle! 😀 There are so many songs to choose from for this one. So many great artists have given us inspiring lyrics that make us want to raise our fists against oppressors, tear down walls, bring cultures together, repair natural disasters or heal the sick and wounded. It’s easy to think of unity on such a grand, global scale. But these songs tend to come with a major event that consumes everything for a bright, powerful moment and then quickly disappears, forgotten until the next major event happens.

The song I’ve chosen is about a simpler kind of unity. About lifting up your neighbor, your loved ones, your community members. Maybe if we can unify on a smaller scale and nurture it, pay it forward, teach it to future generations, it will become second nature to us, rather than circumstantial.

If you want to join in this weekly music challenge or check out the other song picks, head on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time!


I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

Ever thought about losing it
When your money’s all gone and you lose your whip
You might lose your grip when the landlord tell ya that you’re due for rent
And the grass so green on the other side
Make a n**** wanna run straight through the fence
Open up the fridge bout twenty times
But still can’t find no food in it
That’s foolishness

And sometimes I wonder, why we care so much about the way we look
And the way we talk and the way we act
And the clothes we bought, how much that cost?
Does it even really matter?
‘Cause if life is an uphill battle
We all tryna climb with the same ol’ ladder
In the same boat, with the same ol’ paddle

Why so shallow? I’m just asking
What’s the pattern for the madness
Everybody ain’t a number one draft pick
Most of us ain’t Hollywood actors

But if it’s all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
Sincerely yours, from one of y’all

I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us

I can feel your pain, I can feel your struggle
You just wanna live, been everything so low
That you could drown in a puddle
That’s why I gotta hold us up, yeah hold us up
For all the times no one’s ever spoke for us
To every single time that they play this song
You can say that that’s what Bobby Ray wrote for us

When the tides get too high
And the sea up underneath get so deep
And you feel like you’re just another person
Getting lost in the crowd, way up high in the nosebleed
Uh, because we won’t be near yet, both of us
But we still stand tall with our shoulders up
And even though we always against the odds
These are the things that have molded us

And if life hadn’t chosen us
Sometimes I wonder where I would’ve wound up
‘Cause if it was up to me, I’d make a new blueprint
Then build it from the ground up, hey

But if it’s all for one, and one for all
Then maybe one day, we all can ball
Do it one time for the underdogs
From Bobby Ray, to all of y’all

I wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us
Some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us


Songwriters: Clarence Montgomery Iii / Bobby Simmons / Stephen Hill / Henry Walter / Ammar Malik / Lukasz Gottwald / Jamieson Jones
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Both Of Us lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC, The Administration MP, Inc

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

My Review ♥ Born, Madly



Duet: a performance by two.

But who is acting, and who is devolving?

A buried past is unearthed, and Grayson Sullivan—AKA The Angel of Maine—retaliates against the system who made him, deploying psychological warfare on the woman who initially set him free. Dr. London Noble probes deep into the mind of the killer she’s fallen for, searching for answers, as a copycat killer threatens their unity. Are they partners, lovers, or enemies? One final trap will reveal all.

Currently 99¢ on Amazon!

My Review

Title: Born, Madly (Darkly, Madly Duet: Book 2)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Genre: Psychological / Suspense / Dark Romance
Rating: 5 ‘s

WOW. Just, wow! I cannot say much without giving anything away, so here it is…

Book 1 was a masterpiece and now that artwork has evolved. The players have increased, the suspense has doubled, and the end game has been re-imagined.

This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole way. The first book was the build up, the unraveling and while it was an intense trip, Book 2 left me biting my nails the whole time, afraid of what might happen next, yet unable to stop reading.

It’s the biggest, longest and most elaborate trap of all with countless variables and too many moving parts. There’s a copycat killer nipping at their heels, dancing through their fragile façades and shaking up an already volatile situation. Trust issues call for contingencies, hidden answers call for international investigations and no one’s ever quite ready for the devolution of a serial killer…are they?

With so many things that could go wrong, this new psychological war will have to surpass anything that’s ever come before it and that will take the greatest mastermind of them all.

Serial Killer.

In Born, Madly, it’s anyone’s game all the way to the end and what a mind-reeling ride!

My Review ♥ Born, Darkly



He challenged her sanity.

She shattered his reality.

They dared each other…to the brink of madness.

A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

*Trigger warning: confined spaces. Serial killers.

Currently FREE on Amazon!

♥ My Review ♥

Title: Born, Darkly (Darkly, Madly Duet: Book 1)
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Genre: Psychological / Serial Killer / Suspense / Erotic
Rating: 5 ‘s

This book is currently free on Amazon and its Duet is only 99¢ – I feel like I need to track the author down and pay her for letting me read her books.

Trisha Wolfe’s writing style gives my eyeballs the feels. The beautiful, poetic construction of each sentence is an experience like no other. It triggers feelings of happiness and wonder, even while reading the graphic details of a serial killer’s gruesome crime scene. Since there’s no way for me to compare, I will just plainly state: READ THIS BOOK!!!

I loved everything about it and can’t find a single negative thing to say about it. It’s a masterpiece. I don’t want to have spoilers, but if you enjoy psychological thrillers, dark erotica and really intense puzzles, you won’t be able to put this book down. You can’t get ahead of it. You can’t outpace the unraveling of the traps. You will be at the mercy of the author in every possible way. Everything is exactly as it seems, yet nothing is anything at all what you think. This is a labyrinth of psychological suspense without reprieve, a twisted game played between a serial killer and a psychologist. For all intents and purposes, one is imprisoned and the other is free, but which of them really has all the liberty to keep the upper hand?

Grayson Sullivan is the Angel of Maine. A moniker his fans have given him for his victimology. The pedophiles, rapists and child abusers he meticulously devises intricate traps to ensnare, so he can spend hours watching them suffer, waiting for them to make their choice: Live or die? They never choose to live. His IQ is off the charts, his madness always has a reason, his foresight is boundless, yet he’s been caught and is now being tied to crimes in Delaware, where they’ve overturned the ban on the Death Penalty just for him.

Dr. London Noble is renowned in her field, the criminal psychologist everyone wants in their corner when it comes to defending the criminally insane. A tragic car accident as a teen has left her with suppressed memories and a damaged lumbar she suffers from more than she lets on. She’s beginning to feel the wear of her contract with the prison. She wants to be done with the criminals and move on already, until the Warden brings her the Angel of Maine. A serial killer she tried to get an interview with a year ago, when he first got caught and several times thereafter. He always turned her down. Now he’s in her office, because he’s going to be put to death if he’s convicted. She’s his only hope and he’s the case study that could propel her career into the stars, never to be knocked down again.

Their connection is visceral and twisted, moths and flames of equal parts. A gravitational pull into a sick game of cat and mouse neither can escape. They both seek to exploit the other for their own desired end game, but when it comes to psychological warfare, just which mind lays the greatest traps and which has the greater chance of surviving them: A brilliant serial killer adept at building puzzles out of nothing or a seasoned criminal psychologist with a dark and bloody past?

Reader-to-Reader warnings: This is not a vigilante romance. No killers in this book try to justify their actions. This book is not black and white with its content, there are no clearly defined heroes or villains, it is all a matter of individual perspective and opinion. If you need a definitive good vs evil tale, this is not the book for you.

Have You Given Into Greed Yet? ♥ #Free for a Limited Time Only!

AC MEDOLY, Avarice 2016-322

A  brutal beginning.
An ambitious dream.
One damning submission…

Devils Only.
It was a permanent note-to-self tattooed right above Kameo Kross’s panties, because anything less was a disappointment. Had anyone cared to issue the warning: Be careful what you wish for, she might have thought twice before wording it like an actual invitation.

Kami doesn’t fear pain, death or eternal damnation. She fears only submitting completely. A matter she usually has well in hand… until an unexpected detour into kink and a relentless bastard of a new boss decide to put all of her resistance-and chosen ink-to the trickiest of tests.

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