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The Parlour All Access

CR Parlour

#OnTour The Parlour All Access Anthology to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

Releasing: February 28, 2018

Authors:   Cheri Marie,‎ Carissa Laryea,‎ Kelsey Jensen,‎ Ava Danielle,‎ Jillian Elizabeth,‎ Jaime Russell,‎ Angie Brocker,‎ Barb Shuler,‎ Robin Laine,‎ Alexis R. Craig,‎ Chasity Gaines,‎ Jezebelle James,‎ Lindsey Taylor

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Behind the ‘Members Only’ door of The Parlour you’ve been granted an all access pass to the ultimate pleasures of ecstasy.

Ready. Set. Play.

Your partner will be ready to play by your rules, indulge you in your wildest dreams and get lost in the ultimate balance of lust and control. Nothing is out of bounds as everyone is here for the same thing – to forget their troubles and get lost in the pleasures of the flesh.

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This book is NOT available on KU

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10 Titles

Writer’s Digest has offered up 12 simple writing plans.  I’m not sure about the simple yet, but here goes for day 1…

  1. Thoughts of An Addict
  2. Growing Up In Parrott
  3. A New 12 Steps
  4. Looking Up From Rock Bottom 
  5. Screaming Silently 
  6. The Bully In Us All
  7. Time in a Bottle of Jim Beam
  8. Small Towns and the Gossip Effect
  9. The Lies We Whisper
  10. Pretty Little Love Song

Well, there is my list. Seemed a simple task but actually thinking up potential titles for a book I’d like to write proved to be harder than I thought.  They are all original as far as I know, and hope. Does any sound like a book you’d pick up to consider reading? Please feel free to share in the comments. 

The Book I Wish I’d Written


This is a prompt from Writer’s Write.

The one book I have read several times and wish I would have written is “Paint It Black” by Janet Fitch.  The characters are brilliantly written and in one’s case, even though dead,  his personality and his life dominate the book.  In fact, as the reader gets familiar with the characters,  it’s plain to see that his death is the reason for their connection, the reason they love, the reason they hate, and his lingering presence afterlife is what makes this book amazing.
It’s the kind of book with the type of characters a reader can love, hate, and feel pity for. A reader can decide that the dead is selfish or that while alive, too much was expected of him.
The twist and turns along with beautiful sentences is what leaves me astounded. I had already decided Fitch was one of my favorite writers.  This book only goes on to show why.

7 Survival Tips

Mama's Losin' It

The Prompts:

1.) Write about a sleepover that did not go as planned
2.) Polar freeze or highest temps your state has seen…what would you rather?
3.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: football
4.) List 7 ways to survive a power outage.
5.) Write a post in just 12 lines.

Power outages are nothing new to me due to the fact I live literally on a mountain.  Parrott Mountain, Va. to be exact.  So, snow, ice, and all that winter messiness is sure to cause a power outage.  Since my community is smaller than most in this county, population 301, we are the last ones to get power back on.  So here are my 7 tips on surviving a power outage.  A generator is nice, but we don’t own one, so we do it the “Little House on the Prairie” way.  

  1. I’m 38, terrified of the dark.  I passed this on to my 12 year old.  Now, my 8 year old, she is a champ in the dark.  We have an oil lamp in every room, and a couple put up, ready to light when the blackness comes from nowhere.  I collect candles, so we usually have plenty of them to go around.
  2. The house I own and rent out depends on electricity for heat.  We kept a couple kerosene heaters put up.  Since we moved into his grandmother’s home, I am blessed with a wood stove.  We use it in the winter rather than the heat pump to save on the electric bill.  I have to admit, I am spoiled now and want nothing to do with furnaces. 
  3. If the power is going to be out for awhile, and we have had it go out for a week or a little longer, nobody wants the food in the fridge to go bad.  When I was younger, my grandparents have put milk in the ice outside, and other things in ice because it was colder than the fridge.  We had a gas stove when I was growing up, so if it was possible, my grandmother would cook the things from the freezer to keep them from going to waste.  The nice thing about living in such a small town, his father is a short walk away, and he has a generator, so we can take our food items from the fridge and take it to his dad’s.  We have kept a cooler of ice too for things we needed here.  
  4. We usually know if the power is going to be out for awhile, so we know the hot water will turn cold.  If anyone needs a fast hot bath, they take it.  I have had to boil water on the woodstove and fill up the tub so my girls and I can bathe.  My boyfriend is crazy enough to take a super fast shower in cold water. 
  5. Most basics out of the way, I like to gather a bunch of blankets that are warm, and usually pull out the couch bed so my girls can snuggle together.  Sometimes I’ll climb on there with them.  For one thing, it’s cozy.  Also, we can’t burn all the oil out of the oil lamps or burn the candles up so each of them can stay in a different room.  That’s not realistic.  The woodstove is amazing but if the fire dies out some while we’re sleeping, blankets are my best friends.
  6. My girls don’t realize they’re pretty lucky.  I had 3 t.v. stations growing up, so t.v.’s aren’t a huge deal for me, nor electronics to entertain me.  It’s nice to have an MP3 player and batteries.  I love music. Growing up, my grandparents had a radio that ran off batteries but it picked up 2 stations, bluegrass and gospel.  So, growing up, I shared an oil lamp with my aunt, and I read books or wrote poems.  My 8 year old has a portable DVD player, and if the batteries go dead, my boyfriend can take it to his dad’s and charge it. Same goes for his, mine, and my 12 year old’s cell phones.  I didn’t have that growing up either but I won’t lie, I want my cell phone charged. 
  7. Humor.  It’s tedious and stressful after a long period of time with no power.  At first it’s mostly annoying.  So, we count who tries to turn the light switch on the most, who tries the microwave, and different things that we are so used to.  The stubbing of a toe on furniture is probably not the funniest, depending on who stubs their toe. lol 

So, there are the best 7 tips to surviving a power outage that I can come up with.  Head over to Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop and pick a prompt. It’s fun.