Blurb: Lured by seductive promises, Andreas risked his life to be with Theron, only to find himself betrayed. Abandoned and alone, Andreas resigns all hope of seeing his fierce warrior again and resumes his life as a helot.
All too aware of the harsh punishment Sparta demands of men who love other men, Theron reluctantly surrenders Andreas in hopes of keeping him safe. The warrior returns to Sparta to embrace his destiny in place of the helot he has grown to see as a man, not just a slave. Cold but honorable duty will be his new lover.
Duty proves to be a jealous lover when Sparta demands the final test of Theron’s loyalty. Sent to kill Andreas, Theron must find a way to come to terms with his burning desire for his handsome helot before their forbidden love destroys them both.
Title: Allies & Enemies Author: Harper Kingsley Cover Art: Aisha Akeju Publisher: Less Than Three Press World: Metahumans Frameset: Heroes & Villains Genre: mm, superhero, romance, urban fantasy
Blurb: In the wake of the death of the Fabulous Kims, Vereint cannot forget Melissa, the little girl they left behind, a girl that now has no family. Certain he and Warrick can be the family she needs, he pushes to adopt her. That she proves to have superpowers only confirms he’s right. Melissa is their darling daughter by day, and by night she trains to become Blue Devil, sidekick to Blue Ice.
Then the unthinkable happens, destroying the happiness Vereint and Warrick worked so hard to build—a tragedy so great that the long-vanished Darkstar returns with murderous intent…
Christmas is the one time of year when my family comes together to enjoy at least one meal without any arguing or negativity. There may not have always been money for presents, but from the time I was a child we were able to enjoy each others’ company and it served as a reminder that we weren’t alone. No matter what happened in life, who was or wasn’t a friend, at the very least we had each other.
In recent years, my family has drifted apart and I haven’t been able to enjoy the holidays the way I used to, but I still hold the memory of all the Christmas’ we shared. All I need to do is bite into a delicious snickerdoodle (which I have been known to brighten up with food colored sugar) and all that old feeling comes rushing back in. No matter what happens, the nostalgia factor will always be there and Christmas will always be a happy time of year even if I spend it alone.
I love watching A Christmas Story and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A Charlie Brown Christmas and all that cheery music can always make me smile. It’s cold outside and the leaves are off the maple trees, but there’s something about the crackle of a fire and the taste of eggnog, houses lit up with tiny twinkle lights, and the possibility hidden in brightly colored wrapping paper that takes me back in time to when we were all together and young.
My question for the QTA rafflecopter: What kind of cookies did I give the recipe to?
EASY SNICKERDOODLE RECIPE
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, mix together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups of white sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and the eggs one at a time, blending thoroughly before adding the next.
Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the batter until blended.
Shape the dough into balls the size of small walnuts. Dip half of each ball in a mixture of 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, sugar side up.
Bake in the preheated oven for 9 minutes or until lightly browned, but still soft.
Jesse Kendall’s fiancee is missing, ever since she answered a strange ad. His only lead is a deserted warehouse downtown. In that warehouse he will find so much more than he bargained for.
by Matt Mitrovich Four friends drive to a college party and take an unexpected detour into the future.
“Society” by Terra Harmony Take a ride on the ‘Energy of the Future’, where society gets a fresh, clean start – no matter who they have to leave behind.
“Forbidden Future” by James Wymore A time machine technician has given his whole life to the pure scientific pursuit of the study of time travel. When his personal life falls apart, he decides to risk it all and take a trip into the future. First, he must remove a failsafe blocking the machine from traveling to the future. What could be so bad that they tried to stop anybody from seeing it?
“The Mountains Haven’t”
by Kade Anderson
The people of the town of Dignity go about their daily lives, trying to scrape out a meager existence from the dirt and the dust of their land, never taking notice of the mountains that loom in the distance. To the others, the mountains are benign, as harmless as the grass their cows graze upon. To the town’s Watcher, Julia, the mountains hold the key to a far greater mystery.
Jon Bradbury is the writer of 11 erotic romance eBooks including Sugar Daddy and Worst Kept Secret. He lives and works in Reno, Nevada. He is a full time writer thanks to the never ending Great Recession. He is currently and probably permanently single.
Terra is author of the eco-fantasy novels in the Akasha Series, ‘Water’, ‘Air’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Earth’, as well as the Painted Maidens Trilogy. Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia.Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business. Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 14 years and three children.
On a lifelong search for fantastic worlds hiding just out of sight, James Wymore writes to explore.With three books and six short stories in print after just one year, he continues to push the boundaries of imagination.
Kade Anderson is a writer from Atlanta, Georgia specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and occasionally finance. “The Mountains Haven’t” is her first published short story, but she has also written two novels and co-written several screenplays, including the upcoming web series Life Online. You can read the less interesting bits of Kade’s writing on her blog or follow her on Twitter. Both feature frequent references to her habit of buying more books than she can read, and pictures of her pet rabbit, Epinephrine.
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.
Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of “Whack Job” in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone’s jokes and mockery.
Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.
After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants … and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries.
Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life … and threatens to win her heart in the process.
In celebration of the cover reveal of “Hero, Cursed” by Diantha Jones on December 2nd, enter to win an ebook copy of “Prophecy of the Most Beautiful.” Winner will be announced December 5th. a Rafflecopter giveaway