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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Burned by love. Reignited by passion. When paranormal beings get scorched to their core.


I'm so happy to be a part of this exciting and incredibly sexy eXtasy Books' Special Collection: Scorched Souls.
When I saw the submission call for this, the idea of Jonathan and Timothy's relationship bloomed and I just had to drop everything and write their story. This is one of the fastest, developing story that broke the walls of my writing block. Thanks to Timothy, I found my writing mojo once more.
I hug Timothy close to my heart. His story is unusual, a bit sad and full of loneliness. His finding, or getting found, by Jonathan, made him whole
Him being an incubus. Well. You'll have to read and discover for yourself.



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A not so typical love story.

This isn't your typical love at first sight or friends to lovers story. It's more of a lover-slash-horror story. You see, Jonathan fell in love with an incubus. Although, to be fair to him, at first Jonathan thought Timothy was just a ghost.


 Estimated Publish Date: July 26, 2019
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Friday, July 19, 2019

When Will The Drama Ever Cease? Cancel Culture in the MM Writing World

Toxic. That's the word that comes to mind when I am met day after day after day with drama. It doesn't matter what kind of drama, they're all downers, but it's especially the toxic types of drama that could have been and should be avoided.


The resulting cancel culture does not detoxify, it intensifies.


The latest drama came about because of an author who confessed to wrongdoing. The confession was real, the wrongdoing was also real. Hence the drama. He made a mistake, now he's owning up to it. He is not hiding in any way. He has admitted to misjudging the situation.

But it wasn't because he meant to do harm, he didn't. On the contrary, his actions were meant for good. Only, the end result was the complete opposite. Disastrous, in fact. This is very sad and upsetting for everyone involved.

Now, before any of you get ruffled, calm down. Let's try to see how and why the drama happened.


  • Author makes a mistake. 
  • The mistake, before it was discovered as one, got some people involved. 
  • Everyone involved also made mistakes because they didn't investigate. 
  • When the facts of the situation came out, everyone turned around and started pointing their fingers at the author.
  • Cancel culture takes effect.

All this drama and calls for canceling this author could have been avoided if only the author didn't react in a knee-jerk type of response. Without doing the proper background checking, he reached out to help. He called in a support group and they, again without proper investigation, helped him help the one who was supposedly in need.




The Lure of the dark WEB





Like all webs, things can get blown its way which can get caught, and eventually stuck. 

Image result for spiders webOkay, so the author got catfished. He got lured and got caught in the web of lies. This is a big deal for some, and not for others. Because, you know, the author should have known better. Things get a nasty turn.


My take on this is, yes, the author should have known better. Those who got lured and trapped alongside him, also should have known better.

All poindexters say they all should have known better.


Noted!

What's not right is how the other authors, and some readers, are turning the mistake into a drama-filled, emotion-filled, self-pity party because they got triggered.

Say what? Who said this is about you?

Were we not talking about an author who confessed he got catfished and fell for it hook, line, and sinker and realized his mistake and is utterly, from the depths of his soul, sorry about it?

Why is this suddenly about you? When has this become about you?????

Why go online, screaming at the top of your lungs, of how dare this author use your abuse for his dramatic gains so he could increase sales? 

Did I miss something? 



The author is devastated and embarrassed to the point of self-flagellation. He didn't do his homework and has made a public apology for making a major mistake. He owned up to it. And for me, him owning up to it was one of the bravest things I'd ever witnessed. 

Raise your hands those of you who have never, EVER!, made a mistake. (He who shall cast the first stone yada yada yada)

Am I hearing crickets? 

If you can, that's because all of us have made mistakes, maybe not as bad as this one, but close. 

JM Wolf, he owned up to it and is readily facing the backlash. He is embarrassed, he is most probably emotionally distressed, and is physically feeling battered. Because he owned up to a huge mistake, he has lost supposed online friends and readers.

Why?

Cancel Culture. 

  • Let's all turn a mistake into a Mortal Sin. 
  • Let's all turn our backs on him and ignore his presence and existence. 
  • Let's call in the armed fansforces and have them turn their backs on him. 
  • Not ever going to bother buying his books again. Let's just make mincemeat out of him and his mistake. 
  • He is not good enough for our community, he is a toxic presence. Let's boot him out.
  • Oh, and on that note, let's post on our walls about how we are the only ones suffering and more readers should turn our way because we are the true sufferers of abuse.

Holy. Camote. (I wanted to use a different word starting with an S and ending with a T, but nvm...)

Lord in Heaven above, keep me grounded and logically sane.

JM made a mistake. An honest one. It wasn't that he pretended to make the mistake or that he had ulterior motives like boosting his book sales. No. So stop putting words in his mouth or accusing him of acting in a manner he never even did. 

JM is not a catfisher. He got victimized by one. All those who got involved were victimized by these kids who thought it would be fun to play on the emotions of others for a buck.

And now, we, the ones who lurk in the sidelines and who are focusing on writing our stories are left to endure with the woe-unto-me posts by those who have never, ever, made a mistake of their own.

*Insert roll eyes emoji*  


Really? Not only is that playing on the nerves and emotions of others (points to self) it is totally uncalled for. Why is it this particular drama about you? How or when exactly did you get inserted into the situation?


Gasp. Wait!


You inserted yourself into the narrative.



I get it now. 










Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ღ (¯`v´¯) .`•.¸.•´ ★ Midnight’s Redemption is live! ¸.•´.•´¨) ¸.•¨) (¸.•´(¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`* By Isobelle Cate



Categories: paranormal, romance, cynncruors, vampire-werewolf hybrids

#FREE on Kindle Unlimited

A Cynn Cruor warrior who pays the ultimate price bumps into the woman he knows is destined for him. But how can he give her the love he has when both the Cynn Cruors and the Scatha Cruors want him dead? 
Mackenzie Butler, a former Scatha Cruor, has been incarcerated in The Hamilton’s dungeon for the last four years while he is being treated by Firebinders Faith Hannah and Marek Bannach. When an opportunity to escape The Hamilton’s Faesten arises, he takes it to fulfil one mission: the eradication of the Scatha Cruors in Leeds. But there is a sexy spanner in the works: Jasmine Angelico. 
The woman who immediately owns his heart. 
As Jasmine prepares for her holiday, she and her dog, Mutt are abducted... though abduction might not be the right word. Her unusual abductor whisks her away from the very people she believes are guilty of her family’s murder. Trapped in her kidnapper’s house, she gets to know Mack Butler more than she should. It’s just too bad that her heart is compromised when she falls for her handsome and enigmatic kidnapper. 
A deadly secret is revealed that leads to a fight for the right to claim Jasmine. Sacrifices must be made to keep the peace within the ranks of the Cynn Cruors.
 
Jasmine and Mack may not have a chance to find their happily ever after...
This is the 9th book in the Isobelle Cate’s Bestselling Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series.
CONTENT WARNING: This story contains adult language and sexual situations and intended for audiences 18+ ONLY

Monday, June 10, 2019

Old Men In My House: A True Tale of Getting Pranked by Supernatural Beings

Growing up, I lived in a huge house. It wasn't old, but the land it stood on was known for its supernatural dwellers. My grandparents didn't believe in such things, especially my grandfather who was a well-educated man. My grandmother didn't believe in such things either. Although I wondered how she knew all the tales and never hesitated to use them as an arsenal against us naughty children. My father was different. He loved to tell tales of the supernatural, most of which were based on his own experiences. If you are familiar with my Hidden Series, those are just samples of the tales he told me as a child. And I used to love listening to him, especially in the dark of too-hot nights that made sleep elusive. So, I guess you can say that as I grew up, the supernatural was fact. And this is where my tale begins.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Congratulations on your #NewRelease! #Contumancy @TarynJameson @GabriellaBrad #eXbdd



Earth is a cesspool of poverty and disease ruled over by one government, the World Leadership Organization, known as WLO. They will do anything to protect the wealthy, including sanction and fund the Institute—a highly classified facility that experiments on children and babies, then trains them to become emotionless killers.

Ripped from their families, sold, stolen, or kidnapped off the streets, these children and babies become the tools of the Institute and WLO to eliminate those that stand in the way of furthering their intergalactic agenda.

They are the Veiled Eliminators.


We are unique. We are the best. There is no one on Earth like us, and there never will be. We will succeed. We are strong beyond belief. We are the eliminators, and no one can touch us.

Read More for Book 5: Contumancy

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Update: The WIPs and What's Coming Next

Image result for a calling birdCurrent WIP: Too many LOL
Let me break it down for you.

At this minute, I just closed Chapter Four of A Calling Bird, my take on the 12 Days of Christmas 2019 eXtasy Books Call For Submissions. I have three or four more to go, so hopefully, I should be done this Sunday. I put a pretty tight schedule for myself. I aim to finish at least one chapter a day. Easily done on normal days. Unfortunately, there are quite a few distractions. This is the reason why I decided to get off social media for a while until I finish it. But then I got distracted and decided to give you guys an update.

Another in the works is Tarragon Rising. This is the fourth installment to the Rise of the Symbionts Vol. I series I got going.

Third...I am not quite sure what this is exactly, but it's definitely a Hidden installment. October is coming up and I want this done and out by then.

Taboo, the fifth installment is in the works. I'm not sure when this is going to be released. I'll give another update as soon as.

Now, what's Coming Soon? Three books. All three are short paranormals, again, sorry about that. I know some of you don't really like novellas, but I love writing them. Also, when I saw the call, I knew I needed to get the stories out there.


        • Staked: Unchained, with Lynn Michaels: Unchain the vampire? Let the carnage begin.
        • Scorched Souls: His Gentle Incubus: A not so typical love story.
        • Staked: The Knockers: Can a vampire be mastered?


What about the others? Well, they're on hold until I get through with my current ones. Until then, take advantage of the Mother's Day Savings Event. It's good until May 16th...that's only hours left! Click HERE for my back titles and enjoy great discounts.

Here's the cover for His Gentle Incubus. This is the same cover for all of the books included in the Scorched Souls books.

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