Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by Fate



More from Raiden and Dayo! By the way, ya'll, sorry I missed all of last weeks posts. Between Courtney getting ready to move to Texas, a whirlwind trip to Hot Springs, AR, *two* sets of edits that came in a day apart, and trying to get this book finished by the end of the month... it's just been total chaos around here.

And it's not going to get better until she leaves around the first of August. So exhausted, lol.




“You okay?”
Dayo started the reduplicator and faced his dad. “I’m fine. Just listening to all those stories… I guess I got a little overwhelmed.”
“It’s understandable. Bringing a young into this world is an important decision, especially since you and Raiden still have your whole career in front of you.”
“It’s not so much that. We know it’s a risk, but…. That’s not it. Were you scared?” Dayo remembered then how his dad’s circumstances where different than his own. “Sorry, sorry. That was a stupid question. Of course you were scared. Your DNA was mutated against your wishes, so how could you not have been scared?”
“Hon, it was a different time then.” Chad leaned against the counter. “Yes, I was harvested and mated to Gibor. Was I thrilled about that in the beginning? You bet your ass I wasn’t.”
Dayo snorted. He’d give anything to have been able to have seen his dad back then. The champagne materialized. Dayo removed it from the reduplicator and sat it on the counter.
“But no more so than Dale. Or John. Or Colt. Or any other male who was harvested against their will. But I got to know Gibor, and the more I got to know him, the more I fell in love with him.”
“But—”
“And that past has nothing to do with the here and now. To answer your question: yes. I was terrified when I had you. I came from a world where men did not have babies. You are able to, but you know what? It still okay to be scared. Honestly? I think it’s normal.”
“Was it bad?”
“Well, it wasn’t the funnest thing I ever did. But as soon as Doc let me hold you, none of that mattered.”
“I heard you threatened to have dabba neutered.”
“I swear, Dale and his big mouth. Look, the pain medicine took some time to kick in. When it did, I decided I’d let your dad keep his—”
Dayo waved his hands frantically, trying to keep his dad from finishing that sentence. “No, no, I don’t need to know the rest of that.”
“Anyway, it’s scary, wonderful, emotional, and something I simply can’t explain. All I can tell you is this—you and your dabba are the best thing that ever happened to me. You can and will get through a pregnancy and birth. Raiden will be with you every step of the way.”
Dato hugged his dad. “Thanks, Dad. That helps.”
“Good. Find something to open that champagne with and let’s get back in there before they send Dale looking for us. Hopefully he hasn’t eaten the cake. By the way, if you get a craving for icing while you’re pregnant—you didn’t get that from me.”

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by Destiny



Time for Tuesday Teaser! This is another snippet of Bound by Destiny. 


Dale walked to the force field, and careful not to touch it, looked out. His cell was part of a much larger, circular room. In the center were two large desks which set back to back and were filled with view screens. That must be where the guards were stationed.

No one was there, but the screens were operational. Maybe he was being watched by remote control? He glanced around. The circular room held nothing but cells. He couldn’t see into the ones next to him, but he could see the ones across the room.

He guessed there were maybe ten cells, and they were all empty. Having the guard station in the center of the room now made sense. Whoever sat there could see into the cells at all times. And so could the other prisoners. The lack of privacy was disturbing.

Dayo turned away from the force field and continued his exploration of his cell. The walls were solid and smooth, but there was a vent in the ceilings. Dayo stood on the bed for a better look. Yep, that was protected by a force field too.

Sighing, Dayo sat down. Only the basic necessities were provided, but that didn’t surprise him. Now that he was alone, he let Belton’s words replay in his head. Someone set this up. Although Belton hadn’t said who, there was only one person he and Raiden met lately who fit. What has Belton said? Someone with wealth and prestige didn’t take kindly to your mate rebuffing him. 


And for those in the US... Happy 4th of July!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Finicky Friday - Firecracker Milkshake for 4th of July holiday





Welcome to Finicky Friday! Since this is 4th of July holiday in the US, check out this milkshake that promises a firework of explosive flavors for your mouth. 




TOTAL TIME: 0:10

LEVEL: EASY

SERVES: 4


INGREDIENTS

1 half g. vanilla ice cream

2-3 drops red food coloring

2-3 drops blue food coloring



DIRECTIONS

Soften ice cream to a soft serve/yogurt texture. Evenly divide ice cream into three bowls.

Place red food coloring in one bowl and blue food coloring in the other, using a whisk beat each bowl until color is well blended.

Layer bottom of glass with red ice cream, then plain vanilla and blue ice cream, using long spoon or knife drag it from the bottom to the top, stirring in between to mix the color (do not overmix).


Optional decorating idea: Finish with whipped cream and red, white and blue confetti

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Teaser - Bound by Destiny



This is from Bound by Destiny and is Raiden and Dayo's book.




“Dayo! Hey, sweetie!”

“Hey, dad.” Dayo kicked off his boots and sat on the bed. He breathed a silent sigh of relief as he got comfortable. At least the bed was soft.

“Well, I can tell you’re not in your quarters.” Chad made a show of looking at the area behind Dayo. “Nope. Definitely not your quarters. I happen to know you’re not a fan of gold. So, where are you guys?”

“Quai. We’re here to pick up the new mates and scheduled to stay for three days—”

“Wait. Isn’t that the plant mostly covered in snow? It is, isn’t it?”

“You got it.” Dayo pretended to shiver. Truth be known, he didn’t have to pretend much.


Chad tried hide a grin, but he didn’t quite succeed. “Oh, good times. I know how much you love the cold weather.”