The Scent of Change #Globalwarming #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

This is an awesome post and well worth taking a minute to read!

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It’s raining!

I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes.

It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon and every year after that we could afford the trip. I craved the beautiful cedars, rhododendrons, ivy, and ferns. The lush greenness of the rainforest, the scent of the ocean on the air, the slap of the waves upon the shore… I could go on and on, lol.

Thirty years later we made the move and it was just as amazing as we remembered!

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Photo curtesy of Tofino Photography

I’ve made new friends, explored this magical place I’m blessed to call home, and learned to feel the pulse of the land.

And it worries me.

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about a SNORT, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about a SNORT for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Matt grinned. “What do you take me for? I’m not that type of guy.” She snorted. “You’re all that type of guy.”

Jacquie Biggar


The deputy was clearly intimidated by the angry firefighter. With a snort, he opened the door and she slipped through.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


When the mare turned away again and realized she was cornered, she snorted, spun, and squared off against the woman standing between her and escape.

Kathryn Jane


“Sending her yellow roses with a card saying he’s her biggest fan,” Josh told Jack. “Humph.” The mayor snorted. “That all? That’s nothing.”

Marsha West


Rafe’s father snorted and rocked back on his heels, watching, waiting. Probably for the apology he wasn’t going to get.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“Somewhere, out there, is the perfect retail job.” I…

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Kindness is the ultimate headline, don’t you think?

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By Kathryn Jane

 Here most of us sit in front of our monitors and televisions, watching disasters unfold, and what I’m seeing time after time, in spite of the horrible click-bait type of headlines, is Kindness!

 I’m seeing:

 People of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and stages of financial security helping each other.

 Posts of gratitude by those reasonably well off, who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey just the same way the poor were hit

 People regardless of socio-economic background gobsmacked by the kindness offered them by fellow human beings.

 Video footage of men and women reaching out to each other in a time of need.

 Groups, whole groups of people hooking up their expensive hauling rigs and driving INTO the fire zones to rescue horses and pigs and llamas and any other critter who needs a ride out before the flames wipe…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about a YAWN, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about a YAWN for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


“I fell asleep.” I tucked a strand of hair behind my right ear. “How embarrassing. I hope I didn’t snore.”

“No big deal, and you didn’t.”

Vicki Batman


 Alone, every little sound seemed amplified, from the cawing of a crow overhead to the muted noise of the traffic flowing by the yawning mouth of the road.

Jacquie Biggar


Quin yawned and experienced that tired, fuzzy, ‘not quite all there’, feeling.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Zoe yawned and stretched, fanning angels with her arms and legs across the cool, silky bedspread. It felt good to be alive, a sensation she hadn’t experienced in a while.

Claire Gem


I would need some time to sit and reflect on what Jim had shared. While he had filled in some of the blanks, there were still yawning gaps.

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#Passion2Profession: New Releases and Stocking Your Store

A great reminder…

Selena Laurence

I had a release recently. One of many this year. And that could be a nightmare…if I still gave a damn. But here’s the thing: the majority of the time, for Midlist authors, releases will be underwhelming. There was a time–before KU–when a release was worth all the watching and hoping. You’d wake up early, check the ranking every hour, watch it rise slowly, then after dinner see it soar, and often you’d have to stay up really late because it would continue to rise, possibly dancing into that Top 100 territory, often hitting Top 10 in a category.

Then came KU. And suddenly, out of nowhere, rankings began to fall, for existing books and new releases. Making the Top 100 overall and even in categories became a dream of the past. These days, if you’re not already one of the power brokers of romance fiction, you’re looking at overall…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about A STATEMENT OR ANNOUNCEMENT, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about A STATEMENT OR ANNOUNCEMENT for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


I thought the terrible twos would be the hardest part of raising a child. Boy, was I wrong.

Stephanie Taylor
Sharp Blades (work in progress)


If you’d ever been half a father to me, maybe I wouldn’t have been so fucking lonely that nothing else mattered.”

Kathryn Jane


“At dinner, I’ll solemnly promise to come home more and up to Oklahoma City to visit you guys, too. I’ll redirect Mom. I promise.”

Marsha West


“Juliet,” Rafe’s voice was so broken she almost couldn’t hear the words, “No matter what the world says, and regardless of what you believe, you’ll always be my wife.”

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire 


“I am not sleeping with you,” she hissed, all but stamping her foot. Lapis-lazuli eyes snapped like fireflies and her fists clenched at her sides…

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Painted Rocks, Joy, and Childhood Revisited

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I grew up spending my summers at the beach, and one of our favorite pastimes was collecting rocks and shells, and painting them.

Well, imagine my surprise when I recently discovered adults all around the world have taken to painting rocks, and tucking them in fun spots for other folk to find. Rocks with messages, or not. Rocks with great artwork on them…or not.  The point is to spread a bit of love.

So last Tuesday, my besties and I on our “girls playday,” painted rocks, and on the weekend I took them to the beach where the Sea Festival was happening, and I left them here and there, in plain view.

I could only imagine the childlike joy of finding such a special gift—something another human being had created with love.

Guess what we’re doing this Tuesday? Yep, painting more rocks, and this time I might leave a couple…

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