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Stealing Home by MJ Compton #NewRelease

Manipulative Leads in Romance Novels

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A long time ago I read an article about a 'famous' Playboy photographer who let us in on his biggest 'trade' secret to capturing the best photos for the magazine. He said when he starts with a new model, he is silent and refuses to offer the woman any words of encouragement. That way, she becomes desperate and starts to expose herself more, works harder to attract him as a woman, and ends up making love to the 'camera' so-to-speak. This was an eye-opener moment on Manipulative Behavior because at that time, a friend's photographer friend wanted to work with me, and I hated him. He rubbed me the wrong way and was the most insulting creep I had ever met. It confused me why he wanted to take my picture if he had nothing nice to say and treated me like dirt. After reading that Divine Providence article, it made perfect sense. Especially since he wasn't the first rude guy I had encountered back in the day. From about the 6th grade on, I met m

Tackling the Green-Eyed Monster

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Of the seven Deadly Sins, invidia (envy) is probably high on my for-shame list. And despite what you've been told, it happens to be a 'healthy' emotion and not as you're-going-directly-to-hell as most want us to believe. As long as the person feeling this way doesn't act on the negative outcome, that is. Although voodoo dolls are an acceptable form of anger management whenever the green-eyed monster rears it's ugly head. Pictures used as a Dart Board are okay, too. Anything else and you risk being labeled as petty or sounding like sour grapes. Unlike most other negative personality traits, Jealousy is probably as easy to control as it is easy to let get out of hand. As with ALL vices, though, it depends on you and how you deal with it. No, it isn't. J ealousy can become an issue of self-confidence if you lack self-control -- which can be said for everything else in life that is difficult to overcome. Overcome it we can, but it

Pure Torture, Oblivion on Tour #3 by Tania Sparks #ReleaseBlitz

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Book Title: Pure Torture  Author: Tania Sparks   Genre: Rock Star Erotic Romance  Release Date: July 29, 2016  Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion. Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years. When the band are back home for a few days, the chemistry between them is both unexpected and undeniably off-the-charts. She quickly realizes that the prospect of having what she’s always fantasized about is a very real possibility. He quickly realizes that although he feels this mind-blowing attraction towards her, she’s the little sister of one of his band mates - he would get his ass kicked from here to hell if he ever laid a finger on her! But can Kitty convince him? After all, no one else needs to know, a one-time hook-up might suit both of them…or could it ruin everything? Warning: This story contains hot rock stars,

Beast out of Hell by Camilla Aitken & Bonita Gutierrez #PreorderBlitz

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Book Title: Beast Out Of Hell (Werewolf Whisperer Tales #2)  Author: Camilla Ochlan & Bonita Gutierrez Genre: Urban Fantasy  Release Date: August 12, 2016  Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions When gun-toting Granny hires The Werewolf Whisperer team to save her Werebeast granddaughter, Lucy and Xochi get caught between a pair of star-crossed lovers and a gang of biker Weres hell-bent on destruction. In a dark twist that snaps our girls' brittle hold on the "werewolf apocalypse," Lucy and Xochi find themselves alone on the road of no return. Click through to read an excerpt of Beast Out of Hell Camilla Ochlan: Separate of The Werewolf Whisperer series, Camilla has written The Seventh Lane, a mythpunk fantasy short, and is working on the forthcoming YA series Of Cats and Dragons, as well as a nonfiction dog-training manual. In collaboration with her husband, Camilla has written and produced a number of short films, in