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Monday, June 5th, 2017
Once in a Blue Moon #freebook #IARTG #paranormal

When I wrote the first book in my Dragon Investigators series, the subject of the moon came up—at least for the hero. The moon plays a part in the hero’s life that creates huge problems. A blue moon doubles the stress. It seemed obvious, then, for me to use the moon in the title, and I named my book BLUE MOON DRAGON.

So what exactly is a blue moon?

There are several definitions.

1. When the moon is blue in color, which is very rare, it is often due to dust or smoke in the sky.

2. If there are two full moons in a particular month, this is called a blue moon. The next one is due on Jan 31 2018.

3. Each season has three full moons, but when there is an additional fourth moon, the third of the full moons is known as a blue moon.

Definition 2 is the one that most people refer to when they speak of a blue moon.

Source: EarthSky

Blue Moon Dragon, the first book in my Dragon Investigators is currently free. Grab your copy at any time from 5th to 9th June at Amazon.

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Grab your FREE copy here.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
Rome Coliseum, Italy #travel #history

I felt like stepping back in time and scrolled through some of my photos from previous trips. Rome caught my eye, so my photos today are of the coliseum.

Although we’d visited Rome before, we’d only seen the coliseum as we drove past. On this visit I was determined to venture inside.

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The thing that fascinated me was the huge scale of the place. You’ll see in some of the following photos that vehicles and the people (both inside and out) appear so small in comparison.

Building on the coliseum began in AD 72 and finished in AD 80. Of course, successive rulers decided to put their stamp on the coliseum and additions were made after this date.

The coliseum held between 50,000 to 80,000 spectators with an average crowd of around 65,000. That is a lot of people. It was used for gladiator battles and during other public occasions. Both animal hunts and executions took place at the coliseum, so the Romans loved their blood sports.

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See how the people and vehicles are dwarfed by the arched coliseum?

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A shot of the interior.

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We toured through the areas where animals and slaves were kept, and it was all too easy to imagine the cheers of the crowd and their excitement.

These days the coliseum is surrounded by modern life with busy traffic and countless tourists plus pollution. During the ages, parts have been reused and repurposed but it is still a magnificent sight and well worth a visit if you’re ever in Rome.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Moon Called – Facts and Superstitions About the Moon

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The moon is fascinating—at least I find it interesting. There is nothing more romantic than a walk under a cloudless sky with a full moon.

Facts about the moon:

  1. The moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite.
  2. The moon is 384,403 kilometers from the Earth.
  3. It takes the moon 27.3 days to orbit the Earth.
  4. Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the moon. He is one of 12 people who have walked on the moon.
  5. The surface of the moon is covered with craters from collisions with comets and asteroids.
  6. The Earth’s tides are caused mainly by the gravitational pull of the moon.
  7. A lunar eclipse causes when the Earth is between the moon and the sun.
  8. The moon is shaped like an egg. The larger end points toward Earth.
  9. A survey was conducted in 1988, and 13% of those questioned believed the moon was made from cheese.
  10. The moon has no atmosphere.

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Sometimes the moon is visible during the day, which was when this photo was taken.

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There moon is the subject of many superstitions.

Here are a few:

  1. A full moon is when men transform into wolves.
  2. A full moon is a good time to start a new job or finish old business.
  3. A full moon can make you crazy. Police and hospitals will confirm that there are more problems around a full moon.

Do you have anything to add?

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Memorial Day Book Fair #giveaway #99c #romance

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A chance to stock up your e-reader with some 99c bargains plus there is a chance to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card.

My contribution is Stranger Things Happen.

Find your Memorial Day Book Fair Bargains Right Here!

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
New Release Followers #Giveaway #romance

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Welcome to the New Release Follower Giveaway!!

This runs May 22nd to May 29th!

t some new authors?

Over 100 authors have come together to make it quick and easy for you to meet them. You’ll learn when they have new releases, special deals, and see their new books all in one easy location!

Enter to win up to $225 in Amazon Giftcards! (Six winners) And one lucky winner will snag a KINDLE FIRE!

Check out the participating authors and enter the giveaway!

**Please note BONUS entries will require you have access to Bookbub**

Enter here: http://steamybookbargains.com/index.php/new-release-follower-giveaway-2/

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Summer Loving Giveaway #IARTG #BookBoost #kindle

 

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How much do we love you?

Enter to win a Kindle full of 56 romance books!

One simple entry will subscribe you to 56 Romance Author Newsletters. PLUS…use the bonus entries to increase your chances.

Unsubscribe any time, but please don’t label us as spam. Better still, stick around and get to know us.

Participating Authors:

Alexa Padgett | Amy L Gale | Ana Simons | Andria Gaskins | Anna Bloom | Anna Paige | Anna Rose Leigh | Ashlee Price | Bethany Lopez | Brandy Ayers | Brinda Berry | C.J. Scarlett | Candace Knoebel | Catherine Vale | Chantel Rhondeau | Christine Kingsley | Colleen Charles | Demelza Carlton | Dori Lavelle | Emily Murdoch | Emma Nichols | Emmanuelle de Maupassant | Erica Ridley | Erin Cawood | Heather C. Myers | J.L. Hendricks | Ja’Nese Dixon | Jacqueline Garlick | Jennifer Evans | Jennifer Millikin | Jennifer Snyder | Joanne Dannon | K.N. Lee | Kelly Collins | Liz Bower | Lucinda Whitney | MJ Summers | Monique McDonell | Rachelle Ayala | Samantha Holt | Sarah Darlington | Scarlett Avery | Selena Laurence | Shelley Munro | Skye Jordan | Skye Warren | Sonya Loveday | Stacy Eaton | Stephanie St. Klaire | Susan Owensby | Talina Perkins | Tamara Lush | Tara Wyatt | Tina Moss | Tracey Pedersen | Tracy Ellen

Enter to win!

Enter here: http://lovekissedbookbargains.com/category/giveaways/kindle-full-of-books-giveaway/

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
My Scarlet Woman #Free for a Limited Time #paranormal #romance #series

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My Scarlet Woman, Middlemarch Shifters, book 1 is currently FREE.

Grab your copy today

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Vintage Cars Are Sexy #travel

One of the things I enjoyed during the Art Deco Festival in Napier, New Zealand, was the huge number of vintage cars. The vintage cars always draw my eye. The muted colors – hunter green, burgundy and cream. The gleaming paintwork and proud owners. They are reminders of an earlier age, and with my love of history, I like that.

Some facts about Vintage Cars:

  1. The serious collector or enthusiast considers any car from the period 1919 – 1930 to be a vintage car.
  2. The Ford Model T was the first mass-produced automobile and dates back to 1913. The Model T was the first affordable car for the average man.
  3. Vehicles from the pre-vintage period are often referred to as Horseless carriages.
  4. Francois Isaac de Rivaz designed the first car in 1807. It was powered by an internal combustion engine and ran on fuel gas.
  5. Automobile trips were normally short, but in August 1888, Carl Benz’s wife, Bertha Benz, became the first person to drive a car over a long distance. She set off with her sons without telling her husband. Girl power!

Here is a selection of vintage cars photographed during the 2017 Art Deco Festival in Napier.

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And this is the car we went for a ride in around Napier.

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Are you a fan of vintage cars?

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Free in Kindle Unlimited Book Blast #books #kindle #KU

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Looking for something new to read? Want to try a new-to-you author?

Check out the books in the Free in Kindle Unlimited Book Blast now. You might find a new book boyfriend.

My contribution to the book blast is Snared by Saber.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Show Me the Muscle! #books #IARTG

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Enjoy reading romances with muscle? I do Winking smile

Not only is the view fine, but we have some excellent and entertaining romances, all on sale for a short time. Check out the Show Me the Muscle Romance Sale right here.

My contribution is the Military Men bundle – on sale for $2.99 (normally $7.99) and Sex Idol – on sale for 99c (normally $2.99)