the difference between motherhood and fatherhood?
is like learning to drive a car. You start tentatively. Once you get
the hang of all gears or buttons, it is all about judgement, or
on the other hand, is like sitting on a new roller coaster for the
first time. You just sit, holding white-knuckle tight. The ride takes
you around turns, bends and loops. All you can do is look around to
see if something has fallen, or try to avoid the vomit being hurled
all around you.
up and join me as I relate to you my ups and downs, emotional and fun
moments; all experienced on the roller coaster ride called
book is a light read to reassure new parents, nudge wannabe or unsure
parents; and for fellow parents to smile over similar experiences of
seeing their own offspring grow (puke, stumble, stub toes) and
reminisce over losing stuff, sleep, hair, teeth and shit.
I have learnt all I know about being a father from my son, Shlok!
Sharma is a B.Sc. in Physics, and holds an MBA in Finance, but
recalls nothing in detail about both subjects. He distinctly
remembers cutting classes and reading books or composing poetry, when
not whiling away time humming Bollywood songs.
claims to be climbing the rungs of the corporate ladder, as an
international Banker, but has been struggling to learn the ropes of
parenting since October 2009.
designation, since then, has been - Shlok's Dad. With the onset of
COVID-19, his wife has conferred upon him the additional title of
Shlok's Mom (part-time).
Pennsylvania native, Barry K. Nelson has attended college and worked
at a variety of jobs, including retail and the corporate environment.
Barry enjoys reading and gardening, and is a fan of science fiction
and horror movies, Marvel comic collecting, and the X-box 360. Barry
has written short stories in addition to his science fiction series,
The McKenzie Files.
controls the queen's navy but can he tame the princess?
her parents choose a gruff, battle-hardened admiral as her mate and
give her no say at all in the matter, twenty-one-year-old Princess
Gael does not hesitate to make her displeasure known. Despite her
protests, however, her old-fashioned yet undeniably sexy future mate
wastes no time in taking Gael over his knee and baring her bottom for
a painful, embarrassing spanking when she defies him during an
ancient ceremony intended to celebrate their upcoming union.
Admiral Kai Grenville has no doubt that taming his beautiful, feisty
new mate will be a battle, but it is a battle he intends to win. If
that means paddling Gael's beautiful backside bright red with her
panties stuffed in her mouth to teach her what happens to sassy
mates, then so be it.
she does her best to remain indignant about her situation and Kai's
willingness to chastise her as often and as shamefully as he feels it
necessary, Gael cannot deny her body's response to his dominance, and
when he claims her the pleasure is more intense than she would have
thought possible. But with a plague ravaging their world and Gael's
reckless behavior putting her in danger, can Kai find a way to
conquer her heart while also keeping her safe?
to the Admiralincludes
spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please
don't buy this book.
rumors of twenty-three-year-old orphan Pepper Thornback's incredible
healing abilities reach the ruling Tribunal, Commander Quinn Garrick
sets out to bring her to the capital. Pepper is given no choice in
the matter, and when she attempts an escape during the journey she is
taken over his knee for a sound spanking and then stripped bare for a
painful, embarrassing switching.
humiliating still, upon reaching their destination Quinn informs
Pepper that she will be his ward for the duration of her stay and he
will not hesitate to deal firmly with any disobedience.
her blushing indignation at being treated in such a shameful manner,
Quinn's stern dominance arouses Pepper deeply, and when he takes her
in his arms and claims her properly she is left utterly spent and
satisfied. But when Pepper makes a shocking discovery concerning the
fate of her parents, will the revelation strengthen her bond with
Quinn or tear them apart forever?
to the Commanderis
a stand-alone sequel to Bound
to the Admiral.
It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends
you, please don't buy this book.
in his savage land, she must learn to trust. But first she must learn
she witnesses a violent incident while travelling to a nearby city to
buy medicine for her village, twenty-one-year-old orphan Takyu is
taken into custody by Sheriff Falcon Kingski. Locked in a cell for a
humiliating interrogation, she soon learns that the stern, handsome
lawman is not to be trifled with and defiance will earn her a sound
spanking on her bare bottom.
painful, embarrassing chastisement leaves Takyu sore yet intensely
aroused, and it isn't long before she has been claimed properly.
Their bond grows stronger as they work together both to catch a
dangerous fugitive and to uncover the cause of the illness ravaging
her homeland, but when a secret Takyu has kept is exposed her
punishment will be as thorough as it is shameful.
to the Sheriffis
a stand-alone novel which is the third entry in the Lighthouses
It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends
you, please don't buy this book.
Radiance refuses to choose between the two men who love her, they
join forces and take the decision out of her hands.
surviving a harrowing imprisonment in her homeland, Radiance has a
new and independent life in her adopted country of Icebridge. She has
achieved a coveted senior military rank and now lives beside the
ocean that is her lifeblood. Her secluded lighthouse home is the
perfect place to keep the secrets she dares not share with anyone.
of her special gifts, she has sworn to never give herself to only one
man. Instead, she enjoys the affections of two dominant Devmaerean
officers, Ghent and Khari. She is lover to both and faithful to
a freak storm draws her into dangerous seas to save a squadron of
ships bound for Icebridge. As Radiance guides the fleet, with its
royal passengers toward a safe harbor, a massive sea tornado sweeps
her up. It drops her into the net of ruthless pirates, men whose
raging lust is at a tipping point.
Ghent and Khari plan her rescue, they decide there will be a change
in their future with Radiance. First, she will have to present
herself for a shameful punishment, as atonement for her
life-threatening secrecy. Is Radiance as brave as she thinks she is?
To The Watchers includes spankings and sexual scenes,
intended for mature audiences. These scenes are fantasies included
for entertainment purposes only. If such spicy material, might offend
you, please don't buy this book. This standalone novel is book 4 in
the Lighthouses of Devmaer series. It has a satisfying ending and can
be read on its own or as part of the series.
smart spicy romance novels feature strong, self-reliant women and the
powerful men who love them. They deliver a sting in every
by birth, I also lived in Australia for a couple of decades. While
living there I overcame my aversion to saucer-sized spiders and, as a
condition of marriage to my Aussie Prince Charming, I swore a
lifelong allegiance to the Melbourne Football Club.
family called and my husband and I packed up and moved. We now live
on a rocky island on Canada's West Coast, close to beaches that once
were frequented by smugglers and rumrunners.
passions are reading and writing. I adore all animals and love
hiking, beachcombing, and an occasional night of dancing.
disgraced assassin. A sinister plot. Will her one shot at redemption
send her to the grave?
Karim is furious. Wrongfully expelled from the Imperial Assassins,
the snarky killer is forced into a lowly unranked position in a
remote desert colony, working with a guy who’s clearly damaged
goods. And when they barely survive an attack on what should have
been a routine assignment, she fears clearing her name could cost her
to navigate a land where she’s the only person who can’t wield
magic, things get worse when she receives a death threat and her
unwanted partner vanishes. But when the clues lead to a violent cult,
Dhani finds herself in a race against time to stop a bloodbath that
will consume thousands of innocent lives.
she expose a deadly conspiracy before it causes a massacre?
of Whispers is the thrilling first book in the Imperial
Assassin fantasy adventure series. If you like kickass heroines,
high-octane action, and off-the-charts snark, then you’ll love Katt
Powers’ gritty tale.
of Whispers for a pulse-pounding page-turner today!
a time living in the NSW Southern Highlands, she worked as
an anthropologist in the Northern
Territory for many years.
decade ago, she retrained as an archaeologist specialising in human
remains and Aboriginal archaeology. She now works as a senior
archaeologist for a large ecology and heritage consultancy. She is of
Aboriginal descent and is deeply grateful to have spent over 20 years
protecting Aboriginal heritage.
is currently writing two series:
follows the adventures of Dhani Karim, wrongly expelled from the
Imperial Assassins for a murder she didn’t commit. Demoted to a
rankless covert operative, she fights to prove her innocence and
regain her place in the Assassins.
of Dust and Flame series
involves Nimala Sirasena, a young woman forced to become the Empire’s
secret weapon to save her adopted family. Nimala must overcome hate,
prejudice and her own mysterious background if she’s to succeed and
save the people she loves.
currently lives on 24 acres in the Murray-Mallee region of South
Australia with her husband, two very naughty dogs and lots of
does not like Vegemite and has never seen the movie Titanic.
a tyrant in stilettos replaces her beloved boss, and her ex snags her
coveted job, teacher Dana Narvana discovers there are worse things
than getting dumped on Facebook. Time for the BFF advice squad,
starting with Dana's staunchest ally, Alex—hunky colleague,
quipster, and cooking pal extraordinaire. But when the after hours
smooching goes nowhere, she wonders why this grown man won't make up
Bethany's new lifestyle gives him the confidence to try online
dating. What he craves is a family of his own until a life-altering
surprise rocks his world. He knows he's sending Dana mixed messages.
Alex panics when he thinks he's blown his chance with his special
person. From appetizers to the main course will these two cooking
buddies make it to dessert?
and bittersweet, Dana and Alex's story will have you rooting for
Chanel's marriage is circling the drain when her husband marks his
colonoscopy on the calendar and ignores their anniversary. With
divorce papers instead of roses on the horizon, she says "au
revoir" Paris and croissants, and "hello" cheap New
Haven apartment and ramen noodles.
by her friends, Sunny jumps into online dating, twenty-three years
and twenty pounds after her last date. To her surprise she discovers
dating might require a helmet, and occasionally armor to protect her
heart, but after years of being ignored, her adventurous side craves
fun and conversation. She's middle-aged not dead. Then suddenly, on
the way to reinventing herself, life takes a left turn when the one
man she can't forget calls with an unexpected request.
Goldberg is a writer, novelist, and former ESL and French teacher
who's lived in Paris, Crete, and Casablanca. She writes about
men and women of a certain age starting over. Her
website http://midagedating.com offers a humorous look into
dating in mid life, and her friends like to guess which stories are
true. Middleageish is her first book in the
series Starting Over. Her character believes you should never
leave home without your sense of humor and Shirley agrees.
eighteen months undercover in a Mexican cartel, Maggie is broken. The
kickass agent she once was, is gone, leaving her riddled with guilt
and nightmares. Forced to take paid leave, Maggie accepts the offer
of a vacation on the ranch of the man who’d rescued her from an
almost certain death.
Stein knows the signs of PTSD, he’d suffered the symptoms himself
as Chief Petty Officer of SEAL Team Five. Honorably retired from
duty, Frank has found peace at the family ranch and hopes it will do
the same for Magdalena. Ever since he’d first met her when she was
interrogating his buddy, Jared, Frank has been fascinated by the
raven-haired beauty and wants the chance to see where their
relationship could go.
O’Connor is Maggie’s partner. He knows her. He loved her once and
could again, if she’d let him in. But he’s also angry she took
the chances she did by going undercover against orders. And now,
things are different. She’s different.
a right-wing militia group infiltrates the area, will DEA Agent
Maggie Holt, her partner, Adam O’Connor, and ex-SEAL Chief Frank
Stein be able to set aside their differences to stop them before
someone dies? And who will Maggie choose, the handsome cowboy, or her
charismatic DEA partner?
Today bestselling author Jacquie Biggar loves to write Romantic
Suspense novels brimming w/Attitude.
Biggar is a USA Today bestselling author of romance who loves to
write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing
to show their men that true power comes from love. She lives on
Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all
over the world!
her own words: “My name is Jacquie Biggar. When I’m not acting
like a total klutz I am a wife, mother of one, grandmother, and a
butler to my calico cat. My guilty pleasure are reality tv shows like
Amazing Race and The Voice. I can be found every Monday night in my
armchair plastered to the television laughing at Blake and Adam’s
shenanigans. I love to hang at the beach with DH (darling hubby)
taking pictures or reading romance novels (what else?). I have a
slight Tim Hortons obsession, enjoy gardening, everything pink and
talking to my friends.”