A LION IN TAILS by Andrew Grey, part of the 2013 Advent Calendar

Today is Release Day for the newest book by Andrew Grey AND the 2013 Advent Calendar from DSP! A Lion in Tails is another wonderful short story in the ever growing Andrew Gray collection.

Take a moment to check out the great excerpt and my full review below.

 

Title: A Lion in Tails 
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1st 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Larry Kincaid isn’t ready to be a parent, but when his sister dies in an accident, he takes his nephew, Angus, into his home. The change throws Larry’s life into limbo until he meets Joshua Langdon.

To Joshua, Larry is a lion: growly and strong, but too proud to ask for help. Joshua gets past his defenses and finds a place in Larry and Angus’s family, but Larry’s pride gets in the way. Can they turn their holiday romance into a relationship that lasts into the New Year?

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Veterans Day Giveaway Hop

Blessings to all Veterans

Remembering all those who have fought and died. The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honour and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Every one of our Soldiers, veterans and their families deserve to be applauded for their strength, devotion and service to this nation. It takes a profound strength to wear this nation’s uniform. Though one day they remove this uniform, no amount of time, nor strife can sever the golden thread uniting these veterans in a unique and everlasting bond. But these Soldiers – our veterans – don’t see themselves as being brave or special, they just say they’re doing their jobs.

On Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or the Day of Peace – this day has many names – the world stops in silence to pay tribute to the heroes of the battlefield who never see themselves as heroes. I believe we owe our veterans more than our silence, our memories, and our thanks. President Kennedy once said, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

Don’t just say “thank you” to our veterans, show it.

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St. Patrick’s Day BlogHop

St. Patrick's Day

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!  Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! I’m stop #98 and proud to join so may great authors and bloggers.

Below this post is how to win . . . so, please read to the end.

St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, at least according to legend, but what he really did was eliminate a lot of the old Pagan faiths by introducing Christianity. Many Pagans and Wiccans quietly protest St. Patrick by wearing a serpent pin or shirt on St. Patrick’s Day. As an openly Wiccan woman I proudly wear my snake.

Do not mistake my pride as discrimination though. I also wear my green and even have a Guinness Stout to celebrate with friends and loved ones. But, for me the day is about pride in my heritage, not in any one faith. Had to give up the corned beef and cabbage (vegetarian), but I’m sure one of you lovelies will eat some for me.

What do you do for St. Patrick’s Day?

A part of the blog hop, all you need to do to enter is comment on this post and sign up to follow my blog with Feedburner (RSS or Email – both are to the right also). When you do, your are entered to win a eBook 2-pack of the House Millar series – your choice of formats.

You’ll also be entered to win 1 of 2 GRAND PRIZES:

  1. Winner’s Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
  2. Winner’s Choice of a $90 Gift Card from Amazon or B&N

So leave a comment and sign up for my RSS or Email. Then, go to the other 120 authors and do the same there! Each blog has a giveaway and is part of the GRAND PRIZE. You can enter on each post and have your name in the pot a total of 122 times.

Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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Happy Thanksgiving (USA 2011)

Happy Thanksgiving

 

I figured I’d give you my list of 10 Things I’m thankful for:

  1. Anya
  2. Nicholas
  3. Family (that includes you Skye 😉 )
  4. Love
  5. Good Friends
  6. Sunrises
  7. Sunsets
  8. Pizza
  9. Silver
  10. CAD (Hey, just because I’m a Guardian does NOT mean I’m not still going to be a great architect one day!)
  11. And an extra (just ‘cuz I can) – Today.  I am always thankful for another day that I get to spend with those I love, protecting others, and designing great things!

What are YOU thankful for today?

Declán

 

Remembrance Day (Canada – 2011)

Remembering Canadians Who Fought and Died in War

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the time the Armistice of World War I was signed in 1918, we observe two minutes of silence to remember.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

~John McCrae, 1915

Veterans Day (USA – 2011)

Blessings to all Veterans

Remembering all those who have fought and died.  The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended. Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM, fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

 

 

They Did Their Share

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.

By Joanna Fuchs

Happy Thanksgiving (Canada 2011)

I wanted to send a Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends. I was born in Canada back in 1815. No, I won’t tell you where, you’ll just have to guess. But I still love and cherish my homeland and uphold ‘our’ holidays.

For those of you that don’t know, Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October (this year it’s on October 10th). Just like in the US, where I currently reside, Thanksgiving is a three-day holiday weekend, though ‘we’ move which day the feast is more often than in the US.

Happy Harvest and Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and nibbles,

Nicholas Young