#Outlander Meme: Scenes - From 1x08: Both Sides Now


Sun, Moon and Clouds from 500px.com


If Disney princesses had moms…
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What's the weirdest thing your readers have told you?
Have you ever made one of those mistakes with a writer?

My favorite is this one:
Harlan Coben
Eye Surgeon: I'm thinking of writing a novel!
Me: Cool, I'm thinking of doing eye surgery!


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Inspiration for Writers: what’s happening on that little boat?


When it rains…#Outlander



Akaka Falls, Hawaii by Jeff Dotson


Dublin, Ireland (by Clem Mason)


By Brooke Williams

Release Date: September 11, 2015 from Prism Book Group

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Enjoy giveaways with a dozen different authors!

Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it.  As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star.  When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one being photographed.  Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.

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About the Author

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Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like Accept this Dandelion.  Brooke is also the author of Accept this Dandelion, Wrong Place, Right Time, Someone Always Loved You,  Beyond the Bars. She plans to continue the Dandelion story into a series and looks forward to her first children's book release Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut in June 2016. Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (5) and Sadie (nearly 2).

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Ariel, listen to me. The human world - it’s a mess


Positano, Italy Amalfi Coast | Photographer


She’s dreaming of…[complete]


Art and Reality


A lesson from your dog.


Places to see: Paris, Hôtel de Ville (by johanna.gyllsén)


Places to see: Basel, Switzerland (by Heiner Adams)


Inspiration for Writers – “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — John Steinbeck


Inspiration for Writers – “First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!” — Ray Bradbury


Inspiration for Writers – “Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.” — Louis L’Amour


Be strong, stay strong. You are strong!


The moon occluding the sun during an #eclipse. The fine threads you can see are part of the solar corona, and actually titanic spools of ultra-hot plasma, curling and bending with the sun’s complex magnetic field.


Inspiration for Writers. Write a caption for this picture. What is he doing? What is he thinking about? Picture taken is Spokane, WA.


An ideal home for the Cullens #Twilight


Wonder A quote and a photo about #Wonder. “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka Photo by Royce Hutain (Costa Mesa, California, USA); Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California


Humans and Love - @gameofthrones We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us with love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.


The Seven Year Itch (USA, 1955) For Marilyn’s fans


Inspiration for Writers - What does your main character do when (s)he’s nervous?


Little cat girl


Another Life lesson from a book of the past - “The Guardian”, http://ift.tt/1ITCcDM How to Sweet Talk Your Lady, 1656 “Instructions for Lovers: teaching them, how to demean themselves towards their Sweet-hearts. You must not accost them with a shrug, as if you were lowsie: With, ‘your Ladie’, ‘best Ladie’, or ‘most super-excellent Ladie’: neither must you let your words come rumbling forth, ushered in with a good full mouth’d, Oath, as ‘I love you’… But you must in fine gentle words, deliver your true affection: Praise your Mistress Eies, her Lip, her Chin, her Nose, her Neck, her Face, her Hand, her Feet, her Leg, her Waste, her every thing.”


Life lesson from a book of the past - “The Guardian”, http://ift.tt/1ITCcDM How to Pack for a Journey, 1480 “[A traveller] should carry with him two bags: one very full of patience, the other containing two hundred Venetian ducats, or at least one hundred and fifty … Above all he should take plenty of fruit syrup, because that is what keeps a man alive in extreme heat; and also ginger syrup to settle his stomach if it is upset by too much vomiting.”


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Inspiration for Writers
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

– William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Duty and Desire

reviewed by Camilla

Book 2 of The Hearts of Honour Series
by Elise de Sallier


Genre: FICTION / Romance / Historical / Regency / Erotica 
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-383-6
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Review (by Camilla)

Duty and Desire, the second novel in the Hearts of Honour series, is interesting and captivating beyond the love story it tells. Here the author moves her focus on two secondary characters from the first book.

First of all, we are presented with a medical mystery, which is key to an unconventional romance: Jonathan Loring - a widowed and impoverished baron turned overseer - is desperate, because his little son, Peter, is very sick and the eminent physicians he has summoned. to his financial ruin -can’t do nothing. Bleeding and purging only seem to aggravate the boy’s condition. At the end of his tether, Jonathan finally decides to seek the help of Grace Daniels, the village’s midwife and herbalist. He thinks the worst of her “primitive” non scientific methods, and they had frequent spats in the past, but he has nobody else to recur to.

The illness that affects Peter (and his young aunt) is something modern readers might recognize, but surely unknown at the time. The fight to save the boy’s life creates a new understanding between the young father and the young midwife. Then friendship comes, then passion.
But… could they marry? No, they can’t.

Grace is the bastard daughter of a nobleman and till her father was alive she was raised as a lady, but on his death she was thrown out by his spiteful wife with not a penny to her name. Fortunately she was taken in by an old aunt, a midwife herself, and taught the trade. Now she is relatively well off, provided she stays single. Married women could not work at the time, particularly if married to a baron, however poor. Plus, she cares for her work, and would hate to stop helping the village’s people, who need her services.

As for Jonathan, he can’t marry, since his wages are too modest even to take care properly of his child, mother and sister. He certainly has not the means to raise a family of his own. He is a younger son and his elder brother has gambled their inheritance away. He is well respected, however, and has a title, therefore a rich wife could solve all his problems.

But he wants Grace and Grace wants him. Not unsurprisingly is Grace who comes out with an unconventional proposal. They can become lovers. Just that, provided nobody discovers them and they manage to prevent pregnancies, something Grace has some knowledge of, due to her profession.

Jonathan is too much of a gentleman to acquiesce immediately, but eventually the desire he has for her makes his defences collapse. So the arrangements starts, to their enormous satisfaction.
How it will work out is for the readers to discover, because things aren’t simple. Jonathan is not a master of deceit and a pretty girl with a good dowry has set her sights on him. And what is worse. Grace likes the girl and thinks she could be a good solution for her lover, one that everybody is encouraging. And, because she loves him so much, she starts thinking she should step aside and set him free

Along with the romance, what makes this historical novel so deserving to be read, there is the description of society two centuries ago and of the non enviable condition of women. It was so unfair! Plus, the medical puzzle, which Grace has the good fortune to solve very soon, is really intriguing.

I sincerely recommend Duty and Desire to all readers.
About the Author

A great believer in living happily ever after, Elise de Sallier began her lifelong obsession with the romance and paranormal genres when she was far too young to be reading either. After more than thirty years of marriage to her very own romantic hero, she now knows great relationships don't just happen, they take work . . . which doesn't mean writing about them can't be a whole lot of fun!
While raising a family, Elise established a career as a counsellor and family therapist. Seeking an escape from the stresses of her work, she discovered the world of fan fiction, and her timid writer's muse made its voice heard. After 2.3 million hits, 20,000 reviews, and an e-mail from an acquisitions editor at The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, her life found a new and fascinating direction.
Elise likes to see her characters grow, experience passion and adventure, tackle some difficult issues, and find lasting love . . . eventually.

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