#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Dreams” – The Cranberries

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I’ve been trying to be good by staying away from my laptop, but as I was clearing out 500+ emails from my inbox I realized that wasn’t exactly practical. And though it’s very tempting to work on one of my many WIPs by being on here, it was even harder to pass up on this week’s music challenge. So, I’m cheating and joining in anyway. Tendinitis be damned.

This week’s theme is: Dreams

This was the first song to come immediately to mind, and frankly, I didn’t want to think of another. I can’t claim that I was a fan of every single Cranberries track ever recorded, but I did like several and this has never stopped being one of my favorites that reaches in and grabs me right away, brings a smile to my face and a lightness to my soul. The band carved their way with a unique sound, but Dolores O’Riordan’s voice is simply beautiful. As with all of the musicians who’ve passed over the years–too many before their time–her loss touches countless fans the world over. But, so does her legacy. Rest in peace Dolores.

Enjoy.

Oh my life is changing everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
Never quite as it seems

I know I felt like this before
But now I’m feeling it even more
Because it came from you

Then I open up and see
The person falling here is me
A different way to be

I want more, impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore
And they’ll come true
Impossible not to do
Possible not to do

And now I tell you openly
You have my heart so don’t hurt me
You’re what I couldn’t find

A totally amazing mind
So understanding and so kind
You’re everything to me

Oh my life is changing everyday
In every possible way
And oh my dreams
It’s never quite as it seems
‘Cause you’re a dream to me
Dream to me

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Dolores O’Riordan / Noel Hogan
Legal: Dreams lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Lyrics found on Google

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.

Make sure to stop by Helen’s blog: This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time to check out all of the other participant’s song choices, or to join in the fun yourself!

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New Release ♥ Hers, Unbroken by Anna Adler!

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Title: Hers, Unbroken
Author: Anna Adler
Genre: SciFi Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2018

DESCRIPTION:

Chase Decker wants to be enslaved. Holly Danek wants to set him free. Is it possible for both of them to get their wish?

Ever since Chase heard about Silenia, he wanted to go there. A planet where human-alien hybrids such as him are kept as sex pets is the realization of his darkest fantasies. The only downside? He’ll be killed if he tries to escape, but Chase won’t let inconvenient little details get in his way. He lets himself get caught. Now, all he has to do is pass the pet training program and wait for a sexy female to buy him.

Holly is the head trainer in Silenia’s best pet training center. She hates her job. She secretly wants to set free all the enslaved aliens on Silenia, but she’s powerless to realize her dream. Meeting Chase turns her life upside down. All of a sudden she has an ally: a man who matches her deepest fantasies. But then Chase’s misbehavior marks him for death and the clock is ticking. Can the two of them change an entire world in 48 hours?

Note to reader: Hers, Unbroken is an erotic science fiction romance featuring a romance between a human and a human-alien hybrid. This is the second book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers! If you enjoy action, dystopian scifi, and steamy sexy times, this might be what you’re looking for!

HERS, UNBROKEN IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!

Amazon US — Amazon UK — Amazon CA — Amazon AU

More specifically, I’ve enrolled it on Kindle Unlimited, which means that it’s exclusively published on Amazon for the time being. This book will be available on other retailers later. If you read on Kindle Unlimited, grab Hers, Unbroken as soon as possible before it leaves the program!

BACKGROUND NOTES

Hers, Unbroken is a completely new milestone for me.

It’s my first “second book in a series”, taking place on the same exoplanet as Hers, Untamed. Actually, Hers, Untamed was originally intended as a standalone, but of course the complete world existed in my head. So many characters, events, details about Silenia, and other things never made it to Hers, Untamed, and I really wanted to write more. I was so excited when readers also said they wanted more. More information about Silenia, more Jax and Alyssa… One reviewer even said she wished Hers, Untamed had ended on a cliffhanger, which has got to be the craziest compliment I have received to date.

So I decided to turn this into a series and write all the stories I had in mind. I initially planned Book 2 to be about Alyssa’s friend Lucia, but next thing I knew, Holly and Chase wanted their story told. As much as I had fun with Jax and Alyssa, I didn’t want to write the exact same setting twice, so I turned things around. In Hers, Unbroken you get a hot, masochist male who wants to be a pet, and a Silenian woman who’s rather conflicted about her desires. But she won’t be able to resist Chase… 😉

I hope you enjoy the book!

More adventures in this series will follow…

Author Bio

My name is Anna, I’m an erotic romance author, and my goal in life is never to have another writer’s block. I’ve been in love with action and futuristic stuff from an early age, whether it’s in books, movies, or video games. More recently, I also developed a taste for steamy romances. The stories in my head contain these elements in different combinations, and I look forward to putting them all on (virtual) paper – for my own amusement, if nothing else.
I live in Germany with my husband, my overactive imagination, and pipe dreams of fortune and glory.

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A new scifi romance Hers, Unbroken just released! Currently working on a steamy hitman romance…

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The Good, Bad & the Frustrating

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Hi Indies, Readers & Bloggers,

I know I’ve been MIA for awhile and I apologize for that – and for the fact that it’s going to be a little while longer yet.

To better understand the situation, you’d have to know me and my bone-deep refusal to see a doctor unless it’s absolutely necessary. I always try an alternative route, like changing diet, exercise, taking vitamins, etc. to correct a problem, rather than rushing for the prescription drugs and ER – I hate both.

I’ve been suffering from increasing joint swelling, pain and weakness in my hands and wrists for years. My doctor wanted to send me to a Rheumatoid Arthritis specialist and I ran for the hills as fast as I could. I wasn’t even 40 at that time. There was no way in hell my hands were becoming useless; I’m a writer! A writer in deep denial. I wanted to go back to taking piano lessons, this couldn’t be happening…

After trying everything from chiropractor appointments, buying new pillows and blaming poor ergonomic practices (lazy posture) – I was in urgent care this past week with no blood circulation in my left hand and a walnut-sized lump protruding from my forearm.

The lump, which was the scariest part, ended up being severe muscle swelling and I will take that any day over the blood clot my doc thought it might be.

Turns out I’ve been suffering from Tendinitis in both arms all this time. While that’s no picnic, it’s a much better prognosis in the grand scheme, because it’s curable. It will heal on it’s own with rest, icing and strength-building exercises. Surgery is another option, but would be the last resort and I hope I don’t have to take it – so, to avoid that, this will probably be my last blog post for awhile. I may not be able to get my next book out before the end of the year as I’d hoped, either, because I don’t write the kind of stories I can voice aloud with a Talk-to-Text program – unless I had a soundproof room! LOL I don’t want to send my kids to therapy, honest.

I will still be here to read and repost, share and support. And on the bright side, this might allow me to put a good dent in my TBR list! 😀 And, of course, as soon as I’m back 100% you’ll all be the first to know. I have so much to share with you already – Indie Resource posts that are already underway – and it’s frustrating having to put it off. Unfortunately, all I do is type for my day job and I can’t quit that, so not writing at all during my off time is the only concession I can make to heal as fast as possible.

The moral of this story is, don’t be a stubborn ass like me when it comes to seeking medical attention and also, take care of yourself. I’m guilty of getting caught up in the rat race, writing endlessly to get the next book out, doing whatever it takes to stay relevant – but sometimes, we just need to rest.

 This post was brought to you while wearing thumb-splint braces on my hands. It’s like an old man being forced to use a computer against his will – one letter at a time. 😂  I’m sure that visual got a laugh out of at least one of you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A Dear Indies Special Edition!

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Hi Indies!

This is a special edition blog post, because I have been extremely fortunate to have a guest article published over on Nick Stephenson’s Blog: Your First 10,000 Readers and I really wanted to share it with you:

Publishing Tales From Both Sides of the Fence

I know I’ve given you resource posts that mentioned a few small differences between self-publishing and having a contract, but this article breaks down all of the differences from beginning to end and has a cost comparison chart, as well.

I hope you can add it to your list of references and/or resources for your own writing journey and feel free to comment or share!

A.C.

 

#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Dance With the Devil” – Breaking Benjamin

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Not BB’s current band members, but they were the ones for this song.

I knew about this theme for a week and still almost missed it! Time just got away from me, I have no other excuse. Better late than never right?

This week’s themes is: Devil/Demon

Click on the link above to hop on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and check out all of the other great choices!

I almost went with Slipknot’s “Devil in I,” but the video is pretty gruesome and surely filled to the brim with traumatizing triggers, so Breaking Benjamin it is! 😀 There’s no official video for this song, so I’m using a fan-made montage of scenes from the movie, Legion. And if you’ve never seen Legion… wow…just wow. *SMH*

Enjoy!

Here I stand, helpless and left for dead…

Close your eyes, so many days go by
Easy to find what’s wrong
Harder to find what’s right

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t stay long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight

Trembling, crawling across my skin
Feeling your cold dead eyes
Stealing the life of mine

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t last long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Goodbye

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Dance with the Devil lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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

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#NewRelease ♥ Scavenger!

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Afternoon events provide insight on the getaway’s purpose and leads them deeper into the resort’s naughty, fetish-catering amenities. Tessa and Felix’s individual struggles are interspersed with visiting friends, unexpected triggers and a meeting of competitive spirits during the evening’s activity.

When Tessa’s true feelings about the cage are revealed, so is one of Felix’s well-guarded secrets that leaves her stunned. Now, Master expects to learn something from her in return and Tessa dreads what he might deem an even exchange for a truth he never wanted her to know.

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A.C. Melody is a hybrid author of Erotic Romance and all its savory sub-genres. Confessed javaholic, introverted geeky girl with a twisted sense of humor and a wretched muse. She has a weakness for hard ass Alphas and the strong women who capture their hearts, without damaging their rough edges.

A lifetime lover of fairytales, myths, legends and ancient pantheons, A.C. spends more time researching than writing. Her biggest goal is to provide new, captivating angles on old, favorite tales with enticing twists and characters that redefine preset expectations.

She’s 100% guilty of placing all her money on the underdogs,anti-heroes and shameless whores. When A.C. isn’t writing, being mom or doing the day-job gig, you can catch her gaming, binge-watching Netflix or anxiously awaiting the new superhero movie (specifically, Deadpool 2). A.C. loves to hear from her readers and can be found at any of the following sites:

 

 

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Afternoon events provide insight on the getaway’s purpose and leads them deeper into the resort’s naughty, fetish-catering amenities. Tessa and Felix’s individual struggles are interspersed with visiting friends, unexpected triggers and a meeting of competitive spirits during the evening’s activity.

When Tessa’s true feelings about the cage are revealed, so is one of Felix’s well-guarded secrets that leaves her stunned. Now, Master expects to learn something from her in return and Tessa dreads what he might deem an even exchange for a truth he never wanted her to know.

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