Monday, August 08, 2022

Virtual Book Tour - Highlighting - Irresistible by Darcy Burke


GENRE: Historical Romance (Regency)

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Jessamine Goodfellow has spent six Seasons avoiding the parson’s trap, and spinsterhood is finally within her grasp. A brilliant scholar, she longs for adventure and new experiences, things her family frowns upon. Presented with the opportunity to use her puzzle-solving talent on a secret mission for the Foreign Office, Jess eagerly accepts, even when it means posing as the wife of a scorchingly attractive Scotsman who she must also covertly investigate as a possible double agent.


Lord Dougal MacNair, the new Viscount Fallin, has always completed his assignments for the Foreign Office alone. Now he’s saddled with an overly enthusiastic amateur partner. She possesses a remarkable intellect, but something about her isn’t quite right, and after two failed missions, Dougal is certain someone is working against him. Battling their secret suspicions, Dougal and Jess dive deep into their cover as a married couple, which arouses temptations they find irresistible. Danger is all around them, but it’s their hearts that may be the most imperiled.

“Tell me why I’ve hurried back.”


“A mission to the Dorset coast. You leave in a week.”


Dougal frowned. “If I don’t leave for a week, why am I here now?”


Lucien hesitated the barest moment. “Because you need time to prepare with your partner.”


“My what?”


Voices in the hall interrupted further conversation because a moment later, Lucien’s butler announced the arrival of Lady Pickering and Miss Jessamine Goodfellow. Dougal was very familiar with Lady Pickering, but the other white woman was unknown to him. Taller than most ladies, Miss Goodfellow possessed vivid cobalt eyes that assessed him with a keen curiosity. Indeed, her unabashed attention could only mean one thing—that she was to be his partner.


Lady Pickering moved her vigilant gaze toward him. “I’m pleased you could arrive so quickly, Lord Fallin. I do apologize that you were called away at this time.”


Dougal inclined his head. “I am always eager to serve.”


“One of your best qualities.” Lady Pickering turned slightly toward the young lady. “Jessamine, this is Lord Fallin.” Lady Pickering then looked to Dougal. “Allow me to present Miss Jessamine Goodfellow. She will be your wife on this endeavor.”


“My what?” First, he had a partner, and now he had a wife?

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical, and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Click here to join her Reader Club.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, artist daughter, and imaginative son who will almost certainly out-write her one day (that may be tomorrow).

They’re a crazy cat family with two Bengal cats, a small, fame-seeking cat named after a fruit, an older rescue Maine Coon with attitude to spare, and a collection of neighbor cats who hang out on the deck and occasionally venture inside. You can find Darcy at a winery, in her comfy writing chair, or binge-watching TV with the family.

Her happy places are Disneyland, Labor Day weekend at the Gorge, Denmark, and anywhere in the UK—so long as her family is there too.


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Monday, August 01, 2022

How to Make Your All Night Romance Memorable

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It is now midnight. Everything’s dark and everybody is sleeping! It is the perfect time for desperate couples to engage in body-to-body romance. Make the best advantage of the night’s silence and love your partner passionately until late hours. If you have been craving wild romance, take a deep breath. Take the bold move to meet someone near you. You can experience naughty romance as per your desires and lust! Wake up fresh the next morning and head towards normal life with no memories of last night.


Finding romance is a cool idea to avoid a serious relationship. Rock the secret date like a pro-lover. Follow special tips to make all night a memorable romance.


Crazy Girlfriend Experience: Break the rules and start simple love-making acts. Surprise your partner with seductive moves. Dress best to impress! Wear designer lingerie to look attractive and tempt him to grab you for intense lovemaking. Cuddle, kiss, and give body-to-body rub to double the excitement.


Shower Romance: Taking a bath together before beginning a late-night romance is a cool idea. Request your partner to join you for bathtub eroticism. Cuddle together under the shower and share a strong connection of love exchange.


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Bondage, Domination, Submission: Advanced positions make the union memorable and passionate. Dominate the partner in private, or play the submissive character and let the person take complete control of your body. Blindfold and handcuff the submissive and enjoy the best BDSM experience.


Erotic Role-play: Make him your captive for the night. Give all your pleasure and let his lust bring a squirting experience for you. Play erotic character and enjoy interactive romance. Try naughty student and teacher, secret cop and lusty bugler, superhero eroticism, and Count Dracula couple’s secret night romance. There is a lot to try when the night feels young to try role-playing.


Soft Foreplay: Every season gives different vibes of romance. Whatever the season may be, focus on starting the romantic act with a sweet note of kisses, cuddles, and foreplay. Advance systematically to explore secret desires and fetish fantasies.


About the Author

This article comes from Laura Sara at Escorts Nearby. If you are unsuccessful in the romance department and want to meet a woman for a memorable romantic time, check out Escorts Nearby

Monday, July 25, 2022

News for Travelers

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Monday, July 18, 2022

How to Find Love - Dating Tips From A Single Mom

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“You are not a bad mom if you go out on a few dates,” says Megha Vohra who found her partner on a dating app.

Whether you are newly single or returning to dating after a period of prioritizing yourself and your kids, dating as a single parent can feel daunting.

However, with honesty, clear communication, and good boundaries, getting back out there can be super fun and fulfilling.

Megha Vohra, a single mother, found her partner on Bumble, a woman-friendly dating app, during the lockdown in 2020. As a mother of two lovely kids, she challenged antiquated societal norms and has been in a successful relationship with her partner for two years.

Megha, who works as a human design coach, shares a few tips on how to navigate your dating journey as a single mother:

1. Move on - The circumstances that led to you being a single parent could be distressing or devastating. However, this is another chance for you to learn from your experiences and get it right. Before you decide to anchor in with someone, have a relationship with yourself. Give yourself all the love you can, and eventually, that light will attract the right person for you.

2. Be open to possibilities - There might be reasons that hold you back from starting over. Sometimes you might meet people who are not a great fit for you, or sometimes you will hold yourself back. The key is to be you and keep an open mind about adapting to new ways of life. Do not feel guilty for choosing and prioritizing yourself for a few hours in a day or week. You are not a terrible mom if you go out on a few dates!

3. Be transparent with your children - If you are thinking of dating as a single mother, have a chat with your kids about the possibility that you might fall in love with someone and help them be open to you about their feelings. Being open with your children is the best gift you can give yourself. Remember, your kids always come first. However, they love to see their parents happy.

4. Know when to introduce your partner to your kids - You do not need to introduce someone right away. Take your time and let it happen organically. Try to introduce the person as a friend first and gradually move on to your romantic involvement. Dating as a single mom involves a bit more work, and with fewer opportunities to chat and hang out, developing a relationship can be a slow burn. 

The upside is that the connections you make are likely to be built on more solid foundations, making them worth the extra effort. Give yourself the freedom to choose the life you want and you will get yourself the right life partner! 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Breadwinner Woman: How to Avoid Hurting Your Relationship

Best-selling romance author Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku provides advice on how women who are the breadwinners can avoid hurting the relationship.


Monday, July 04, 2022

When Obsessive Love Leads to Emotional Turmoil by Miss Know It All

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At what point do you realize a relationship is over if the other person no longer wants to be with you? Do you disregard taking no for an answer or do you take a precarious approach to try to get that individual back?

True love is an equal exchange between two people. However, there are cases where it may feel one-sided with one partner who is trying to control the other.

When a lover is obsessed, that person will want all of their significant other’s attention and will become angry and envious of any perceived threat. They view their partner as a possession rather than an equal party.

Causes of Obsessive Love:

Erotomania - This delusional disorder makes the sufferer believe in a certain destiny for love. The bond between the two might be over, but they still think it is perfect. Because of this, the deluded individual monitors their ‘partner’ to the point of stalking, thinking they are close. It may even escalate to violence, which occurs most times.

Attachment disorder - If the ‘obsessed person’ had an abusive childhood and their caregiver neglected to give them emotional stability, they may develop an attachment disorder. This means that their view of a relationship is to cling and try to control things to ‘save’ the relationship.

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Social and Cultural Norms - A person may have observed one gender being treated as inferior or as a possession. If left unresolved, they can carry these normal habits into adulthood and can attempt to treat their romantic partner the same way.

Mental Health Disorders Like Depression - A sign of depression is feeling lonely and unworthy of love. Because of this, he or she will try to hold on to the relationship even when the object of their affection says they are not interested in filling that void.

Signs of Obsessive Love:

Trying to control their partner is the obvious sign of obsessive love disorder. Their obsession may cause emotional and even physical abuse when their partner fails to ‘cooperate.’ If the other person tries to leave, they encounter a slew of threats. Many people going through this will try to make the relationship last longer than it should when in reality they should just let it go.


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Therapy is the best course of treatment for this disorder. The counselor will determine the intensity of the obsession and help the individual improve. Treatment involves detaching both physically and emotionally from the person they are obsessed with.

Since social media makes it easy to keep track of past loves and feed the obsession further, they encourage patients to unfollow the object of their fixation until they are well.

A good support system, either friends or family, may help the patient speak up early and get the help they need.

Obsessive love can fracture a relationship, defined as giving and taking back love. When the love has toppled with a controlling type of love, that connection is bound to lose balance.

Breakups occur, no matter how long you have been with that individual. There is no need to roll up in a ball and think the world is ending because your bond did not work. Move on with your life by taking the following steps:

· Be sad or livid.

· If the relationship ended on bad terms, give yourself enough time to heal and get over that person. Do not make it too long, i.e. several years.

· Keep yourself busy. Have a “my relationship has ended” celebration.

· Get yourself back into the dating scene. If possible, date several people at a time. Remember, you are not looking for a committed relationship or marriage, which should take time to grow.

· Do not rush into another relationship. You probably did that in the first place, and that is why the relationship did not work.

· Remember, there are plenty of pebbles on the beach and more fish in the sea. Therefore, you can be selective in your choices.

No matter what steps you take, there are no guarantees that a relationship will last without end.

After going through all the pointless mental drama, you will look back on this incident and ask, “What on earth was I thinking? What did I see in that person? Why did I become so obsessive over someone who clarified that he/she no longer wanted to be with me? And why did I allow myself to seek vengeance on the person who was non-threatening when he/she clarified that the relationship was over?”

Remember to put your mental and physical health first when the relationship is heading for a meltdown.

Monday, June 27, 2022

News for Travelers

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Juneteenth Food Traditions: All Red Everything

Today, we are celebrating Juneteenth. Ms. Elita Adjei talks about the food traditions of this extraordinary holiday.

Being from Houston, Texas, Elita Adjei learned to celebrate Juneteenth the way her grandparents and their parents before them had--with food and family. Join us as we dive into some of her favorite childhood recipes, why red food is a Juneteenth tradition, and the different ways every one of us can respect and honor this important holiday.

Have a festive and safe Juneteenth Holiday.

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Dos and Don’ts of Proper Wedding Etiquette

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Planning a wedding is not a trouble-free task and can sometimes bring out the worst in people. During the planning stage, the bride and groom must try to take note of a few procedures to make guests, family and friends feel welcome, even if traditions are put aside.

As wedding customs continue to change, it gets harder and harder to keep track of what you should do and should not do before, during, and after your wedding day. To help guide you through the maze of rules and regulations, follow these tips, which you can change to your preference:

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- Your first connection to wedding guests is through invitations, which set the tone for your wedding and should reflect the theme and scope of your affair.

· Write the guest complete names on your wedding invitation. Some couples may opt to send invitations by email. Invite only the people listed to the event.

· Avoid writing “and Guest” on the invitation. Try to find out who your relative or friend will bring to the wedding and include his or her name on the invitation.

· Wedding-invitation wording is a preference. Most couples include their parents’ names on the invitations. However, if a parent is deceased, his or her name should not appear.

· If you know a guest is not in a relationship, do not feel obligated to offer a wedding invitation addressed for “two.” Subsequently, if you only invited one person but he or she adds another guest when sending back the RSVP, call him or her to explain financial or space constraints that prevent you from accommodating the guest.

· Do not mention gift preferences or registries on the invitation or include them in the package. If you have a preference, like monetary gifts or a donation to a charity, spread it through word of mouth before the event.

· Do not use labels on your invitations. Handwrite them, use a nice font and print the envelopes using a computer, or get them done with professional calligraphy.

Financial Responsibility - Finances can turn an engaging wedding plan into an unpleasant matter. By keeping in mind some general guidelines, things will run more efficiently.

· Tradition once stated that the bride’s parents would pay for the wedding. However, times have changed and more couples are opting to pay for the wedding themselves, or the groom’s family chips in.

· Traditionally, the mother of the bride pays for the bridal shower. The bridal attendants may contribute to the shower’s cost or assign jobs, such as purchasing favors or decorating the venue.

· Bridal attendants will split the cost of the bachelorette party, and the groomsmen will do the same with the bachelor party.

· It is usually the responsibility of the groom’s parents to pay for the rehearsal dinner. The spouses or significant others of wedding party members should be invited to dinner as well.       

Here are some other items and who should be financially responsible:

· Rice/birdseed/confetti bags to toss after the ceremony — bride’s family

· If you are following strict traditions, divide flowers between the bride’s family and the groom. However, these days, flowers are included in a “package” and usually whoever is paying for the wedding festivities covers the flowers.

· Marriage license — groom

· Pastor/officiant fee — groom

· Rings — bride and groom

· Bridesmaid dresses/tuxedos — bridal party or groomsmen

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Processional - If you are having a religious wedding, consult your priest, rabbi, deacon, imams, or officiant concerning the customary procedure for entering. Each house of worship may have rules concerning processional order, music, photos, etc. Keep in mind that stepparents or boyfriends/girlfriends of your parents should enter and be seated before your biological family.

Mother of the Groom - Often the mother of the groom does not know her place in wedding planning. She plays an important role and can be as involved as the couple would like. Some of her chief responsibilities include:

· Starting contact between her family and the bride’s family.

· Providing an accurate and timely guest list.

· Organizing and hosting the rehearsal dinner.

· Taking her place beside the bride and mother of the bride in the receiving line to thank guests for attending. Note that the mother of the bride dictates wedding day fashion, and the mother of the groom will wear a gown of similar style and length.

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- Gratuities are more often than not included in the cost of wedding services. However, if a wedding vendor, server, or other person has gone beyond the call of duty, extra tipping is appropriate. Some people who should receive a tip on the wedding day:

· Coatroom attendant or bridal party attendant.

· Pastor or officiant should receive no less than $100 for his or her services.

· Limousine drivers should receive 15 percent of the bill if a tip has not already been included.

· Organists and musicians at the ceremony should receive at least $50 per person.

· If your reception features a maitre d’ or headwaiter who oversees the staff, expect to tip this person as well.

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Monday, June 06, 2022