Monthly Archives: June 2015

Movie Review – Maggie (2015)

Maggie (2015)
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin

Plot: After a couple of weeks seeking out his teenage daughter Maggie, Wade finds her in the quarantine wing of a hospital. Maggie has been infected by a lethal outbreak that transforms the victim into a zombie. Wade’s friend Dr. Vern Kaplan releases Maggie to spend her last days with Wade and her family. Her stepmother Caroline asks Wade to take their little kids to her sister’s house to keep them safe. While Maggie is slowly transformed, Wade stays with her protecting Maggie. But Dr. Vern warns him that the moment that he will have to take an ultimate decision is closer.

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Review: A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.

Big Arny is back… Maggie tells the story of how a teenage girl is infected by a virus and gradually changes into a zombie. Although this has been classified as horror, I would not put it as such. There is the odd two or three “flashback” scenes that Maggie (Abigail Breslin) has during the film which shows how she caught the virus, but even those scenes are more or less a ‘flash” of a few seconds and not really deemed as “horror”.

Wade (Arny) is the father of Maggie. His little girl has been infected, and he makes it his duty to protect his girl no matter what. Whether that is from zombies or any militia that wants to cart her off to quarantine.

“Maggie” is a compelling drama to say the least, and is certainly different than the run of the mill horror/zombie flicks. If you take away the whole zombie element, this could have been any film about a teenager with a terminal illness. The only difference here being Maggie’s gradual desire for flesh.

Schwarzenegger’s performance is brilliant, and a completely different take on what we are used to seeing him act in. Breslin steals the show. Her performance as the teen suffering from the zombie virus was brilliant to say the least. Her fears, her emotions, her uncertainty, her feeling of being rejected by the unaffected… All captured wonderfully from her POV and the people she loves. Scenery – Fantastic.

This may be a different Arny flick from what you are used to seeing, but it is one film that is worth watching. Forget about the typical “shoot ‘em up” zombie-apocalyptic films you have seen in the past and watch this.

Verdict: Zombies from the humane perspective
My Rating: 8 out of 10.

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Quick Review ~ The Easter Bunny is Eating My Candy

FEWDIO Horror: The Easter Bunny is Eating My Candy

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Tagline: It’s Easter and there’s something terrifying in the house, and it’s not the Easter Bunny… or is it?

Review: This little gem of a YouTube channel I was introduced to by my partner. After all, she likes horror as much as I do. Fact is she just won’t admit it

This 2 minute short tells the very short story of a little girl who walks into her parents bedroom in the middle of the night and tells her sleeping mother, “Mommy, the Easter Bunny is eating my candy”. After her mom dismisses the idea, the little girl then goes back to see the Easter Bunny easting “Candy”, which is infact her pet dog named “Candy”.

A brilliant short which does remind me that this could have been the forerunner to Bunnyman Massacre.

If you are not squeamish, then go watch it on YouTube:

My Rating: 7 out of 10

Book Review: The Chosen: Rise Of The Darkness

Reblogged from Horroraddicts.net. Many thanks to David for his review.

Alex is a man who is down on his luck, he lost his fiance’ and parents and is now being plagued by horrible visions. In these visions he sees a wasteland of dead bodies and a beast that is not human. Alex struggles to find answers and has been going to paranormal conferences to find them. Over time he meets some investigators and learns of a prophecy that will bring about the end of humanity.

An old god will arise bringing an army of demons and zombies to kill all the humans and start a new world order. Alex finds out he is the chosen one who can stop the coming darkness and save the world as we know it. Not only will Alex have to fight one old god, there is also another spirit who is trying to gain power and Alex has to fight his inner demons as well. He has help from a team of paranormal investigators, but will it be enough to stop the darkness from taking over?

The Chosen: Rise Of The Darkness by C.A. Milson is a story with a lot going on. Alex is the star and my favorite character but he’s only a small part of a big story. I loved the character of Alex because of the transition he goes through. He goes from rock bottom trying to get over the tragedies in his life to being the only one who can save humanity. The interesting part of his character is that he doesn’t want any of this, he doesn’t want the power that is growing within him and he doesn’t want to be responsible for saving the world. He wants his fiance’ back and a simple life. Alex is thrust into a horrible situation and doing what he has to do. I liked him because I think most people can relate to him.

There were some great villains in this story, one is Tanzac who was a fallen angel and the other is Jamison who is an evil spirit who hates everyone. Jamison is the perfect villain, he was a cult leader and spent his life and death influencing people to do bad things. Jamison is the kind of guy in a book that I love to hate. Tanzac the other bad guy is sympathetic and actually shows compassion at points in the book. I love it that this book has a villain that seems to be very complex and another that you just want to see destroyed.

My favorite part of this book was a scene where a man decides to do a mock satanic ritual to get revenge on a couple of people. While he does some evil deeds he awakens something far worse. I liked how the demon that shows up does good by default. The characters in this story are great and complex. In addition to the characters there is a theme about new beginnings in this book and good coming from evil along with some religious metaphors. My only problem with Rise Of The Darkness was that I felt it lacked suspense at times but the great characters make up for it. Rise Of The Darkness is the beginning of a trilogy and its a good book about good versus evil.

Get the Ebook at ASJ Publishing.

Goodreads Giveaway – Port Arthur by Danielle M. Maistry

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The Secrets of Yashire: Emerging From The Shadows

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Title: The Secrets of Yashire
Author: Diamante Lavendar
Genre: YA Fantasy

The Secrets of Yashire: Emerging From the Shadows is a young adult fantasy adventure that occurs within the framework of a young girl’s subconscious mind. The main character, Brianna, finds herself thrown into a world called Yashire where she is forced to deal with circumstances that are threatening Yashire’s existence. Against her will, she is sent on a journey to restore unconditional love back to the land while also contending with the evil force in the land, Zolan. Brianna is sent on her mission by Libban, Keeper of the Land. Along the way, Brianna travels with the mystical tiger, Angelos; a huge, whitish-tan tiger with thick black stripes who sings only the purest songs of love, and the wondrous little one-eyed bird named Abiba. During the journey, Brianna is also preparing to meet her soulmate—the one she longs to be with and the one who will bring complete healing back into her life. Together they travel through fantastic lands filled with magical creatures that could only exist in the wildest of imaginations. Through her treacherous brushes with danger and heartwarming experiences of love and acceptance, Brianna discovers many things. It is here, amidst the powers and phantasms of the mind that Brianna receives life lessons and virtues to help her. Will one of her greatest triumphs be achieved as she learns to believe in herself? For only then can she truly see all of the wondrous things that life has to offer.

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Author Bio

Diamante Lavendar has been in love with reading since she was a child. She spent many hours listening to her mother read to her when she was young. As she grew older, she enjoyed reading novels of all genres: horror, fantasy and some romance to name a few.

She began writing in college and published some poetry in anthologies over the years. After her kids were older, she wrote as a form of self expression and decided she wanted to share her stories with others.
Most of her writing is very personal and stems from her own experiences and those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and possibility to those who read her stories.
Diamante believes that everyone should try to leave their own positive mark in the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that she is attempting to leave her mark—one story at a time.

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Brianna started her car and turned on the radio as she pulled out of the driveway.
I’m happy I’m feeling better today. Yesterday sucked.
She drove down the street with her radio blasting, singing along loudly as she headed toward Angie’s house.
Yeah! A free day to do anything we want! Today’s gonna be a blast!
She pulled in to Angie’s driveway and honked. She didn’t want to have to talk to Angie’s parents; they were too nosey and would ask too many questions. Angie came running out of the house and jumped in the car.
“So what are we gonna do today?” Angie asked as she threw her purse and schoolbag by her feet.
“I don’t know. We gotta write the notes though and go to first hour. Say that I have to leave for a doctor’s appointment and you have an appointment with that counselor that you saw before. Then we’ll ditch school and I’ll meet you in the parking lot after first hour. Do you want to write them or should I?”
“Just drive. I want to leave before my parents come outside. I’ll just write them.”
Brianna took off and headed to school. When they got there, she turned to Angie. “Ok. I’ll meet you here after first hour.”
“Ok. See ya,” Angie replied as they both headed in.
An hour later they were back in the parking lot, ready to have some fun.
“So where are we going?” Angie asked.
“Let’s go shopping. I have some money. And I need cigarettes. Do you have any money?”
“Not much. Maybe just enough to get something to eat,” Angie looked over at her as they drove away. “So what are you going to do about John?”
“I don’t know. Everyone’s talking about it and staring at me in the hallway.” She sighed heavily. “I’m so sick of doing this stupid stuff all the time. I think I should stop going out so much.”
“Yeah, I guess.” Angie replied. “But what are you going to say to everyone?”
“I got too drunk. What else can I say? And who cares anyway? Everyone drinks and does stupid shit. I’m not the only one. John’s a big boy. He knew what he was doing. It’s as much his fault as mine,” Brianna said as she lit up a cigarette.
“True.” Angie reached for Brianna’s pack of cigarettes and lit one up also.
“Maybe if there was a decent guy out there that wouldn’t be so willing to screw around it would be a different story. I’ve never met one though. None of them seem to give a shit. All they want is a booty call. They never take anything seriously. So why should I? I’m young. I want to have fun just like everyone else.”
“I know, right?” Angie agreed.
“I don’t think I’m ever going to get married. I’m sixteen and I’ve gone out with tons of guys. None of them want to get serious, and if they do, they cheat on you anyway. You can’t win. Why the heck should I even try? And look at my parents. If you do get married, it’s probably going to end up like crap anyway. What’s the point?” She took a drag of her cigarette.
“Let’s go shop there!” Suddenly distracted, Brianna pointed at a place on her right and swerved across a lane of traffic and into the parking lot.
“Dang Bri!” Angie yelled as she grabbed hold of her door handle. “Quit driving like a maniac!”
Brianna just laughed and parked the car.
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Hours later, they were both sick of shopping.
“Let’s go eat,” Angie suggested after they had gotten back in the car and were driving out of the parking lot.
“Sounds good to me. Where do you wanna go?”
“I don’t know. How about someplace downtown?” Angie snapped her gum.
“Sure.” Brianna headed downtown. “What about Stan’s? Right over there?” She pointed as they went toward Main Avenue.
“Yeah. That looks good.” Angie nodded.
“Alright! Hurry up, you idiot!” Brianna stepped on the gas and passed a car directly in front of them. Then she swerved ahead of it, veering to the right, and pulled into a parking space directly across the street from the restaurant. “Here we are!”
The car honked its horn as it drove by.
“Dang! Quit being so reckless!” Angie laughed as they both got out. She ran around the front of the car as Brianna locked the doors. They both began crossing the street when Brianna dropped her keys. Angie continued across the street as Brianna bent down to pick them up.
“Hurry up!” Angie turned and yelled behind her. “I’m hungry!”
Just as Brianna grabbed her keys, Angie started screaming. A car horn blared loudly. Seconds later she felt a car hit her and she was thrown through the air like a rag doll, landing with a thud. Her arms and legs crumpled beneath her. She heard voices around her and a heavy motionless feeling spread through her whole body as the sounds drifted farther and farther away. As the daylight began to fade, the buzzing in her ears got louder. Then blackness.

Book Tour ~ Eye of the Storm by Elle Klass

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About the Book
Title: Eye of the Storm: Eilida’s Tragedy (Book 1 in the Ruthless Storm Trilogy)
Author: Elle Klass
Genre: Paranormal Suspense

A disturbance at her neighbor’s house piques Eilida’s curiosity. What she discovers is so shocking it sends her running through the mountainous woods during a thunderstorm. She slips on the wet ground, plummets down Mount Wilde, and slams into a large boulder beside River Freedom. Eilida is transported to Lyden, where Sunshine, a receptionist at the local paper becomes engrossed in her story. The further Sunshine delves into Eilida’s life the more entangled their lives become. Paranormal events, frightening dreams, and terror filled memories draw the women together into an unthinkable web of horror.

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“It is a well written and compelling tale with an amazing concept that is worth the read. Great for young adults and adults as well.” – Michelle Randall for Readers’ Favorite – https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/eye-of-the-storm

“This psychological paranormal thriller, reminiscent of the “Twilight Zone,” is a chilling tale with mystery and intrigue saturating every page.” – Marcha Fox, author of the Star Trails Tetralogy

“It’s a Hitchcockian plunge by Ms. Klass, who is once again exploring the world of amnesiac episodes, violent deaths and childhood trauma.” – John Reinhard Dizon author of The Triad, Transplant, and Nightcrawler

Author Bio

Elle was born into this world in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood growing in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from the University of North Florida. To date she has published two novels As Snow Falls and Eye of the Storm Eilida’s Tragedy (Volume 1 Ruthless Storm Trilogy) along with a short story series titled Baby Girl.For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her favorite friends, and family. She is a night-owl known to be a hermit during rainy days, as she loves the sun, and is mostly found poolside over the hot, humid summer months.

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Silently, she stole across the street, but instead of going to the front door, she put her ear up to the wall and listened. From somewhere buried inside her a primordial instinct welled up, which frightened her more than the storm brewing overhead. With her body close to the Turnwell’s house and her chest facing out, she advanced to the back. Trembling sobs alternated with short, shallow breaths told her ears that a small child was wailing inside. Her eyes caught sight of a dim light shining from the door which had been left open a crack. As she slid along the wall of the house, steps unfolded in front of her, leading up their back deck. She cocked her head, glancing towards the window and slowly progressed up the steps without a creek, something like a cat stalking its prey. As she reached the final step, she melted along the wall until her head became flush against the door frame. Taking a deep and silent breath, her guts inside wrenching and twisting, she peered inside the cracked door, gasping at the scene before her eyes. Eilida tore down the steps at warp speed, descending the tree stuffed mountain, while tears cascaded violently down her cheeks.
Thoughts raged through her brain churning and contorting. While she was on auto pilot, she continued to charge downhill without any thoughts as to where she was going. The horrific scene inside the house played like a broken record in her head. Tree branches tore at her clothes and scratched at her flesh as she dashed down the ridge. She barely felt them stinging as her mind was too consumed by the vivid spectacle she had witnessed inside the Turnwell’s home. Bleeding gashes covered her arms, face, and legs. Gnarled tree branches grew arms jutting into the path before her eyes. The rain began to pour across her forehead, leaving flowing rivulets washing away her tears and blood, leaving chunks of hair plastered against her face.
The solid earth had become bombarded with water rushing hard under her feet, causing her to slip in its wetness. She reached her hand out for something to grab hold of, but the trees curled in their disfigured appendages while her feet slipped further beneath, digging into the wet savage ground. Desperate mud covered hands penetrated the sludge groping for a large tree root. Her feet sank further into the ooze until they hit a large rock, sending Eilida flying one end over the other, jostled like an unwanted toy, down the ridge. Tree trunks and small rocks got their licks in bouncing her to and fro. The inertia of her body halted by a large boulder nestled beside the river, leaving her petite frame motionless against the flooding rains. A mess of blood curled and flowed from her head, leaving tributaries along her cheek. Shreds of fabric that used to be clothing clung to her bloody skin as the shadowy moonlight bathed her immobile and unconscious body.

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Elle  Please tell our readers about you –
I live in Florida U.S. and love the beach. Living on a peninsula is great since we have no shortage of beaches. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and a grandmother of three amazing grandchildren. My life’s been filled with insane moments that gives me the inspiration to continue writing.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee. The smell of fresh brewed coffee. I prepare my cup, lots of sugar and a bit of creamer than sit down with my tablet and scroll through my email, check my social medias. I have three grandchildren so I adore all the cute posts of them. Life’s even better the days I spend time with them.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I’m a huge Ian Somerhalder fan but since he just got married my interest has dwindled. So instead of the sexiest man alive I think I’d like to meet Jack Nicholson. I’m a huge fan and admire his versatility as an actor. I’m curious what he’s like in person. Is he down to Earth? Is he crazy?

What’s the story behind your latest book?
Eilida is an ordinary new adult, college, pat time job, best-friend roommate then tragedy strikes. She see’s something that makes her run through the woods during a thunderstorm. She slips, falls and hits her head. The premise for Eye of the Storm and the Ruthless Storm series is my worst nightmares rolled into an earth shattering story that leaves the reader wondering. To lighten it up there is some dark humor and silly innuendos.

Tell us your writing process.
When the idea for a story comes to me I write. I don’t plan. I’m not a planner in life. I’m more a fly-by-the-seat of my pants person. My writing process is the same. Once I start writing I let the characters take control. My stories never follow or end with my original idea for the story. Next, I wait months or even years then read back through and develop the plot and characters more. I look for gaps and underdeveloped areas. After I finish that it’s onto beta readers and editing.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I think always. When I was a kid my sisters and I would makeup crazy stories. We had a tape recorder with a mic (I’m showing my age) and we recorded the stories. I spent hours writing and drawing my own comic strips as a teenager I wrote poetry. As an adult I started writing novels although didn’t start publishing until two years ago.

Tell us about your main character:
Eilida is the girl who would rather have her head buried in a book – true crime preferably but she’s not that picky. Her drool worthy and intelligent chemistry partner Jay is her love interest. She’s not sure about commitment and won’t admit how much she truly adores him. She writes an advice column, Dear Delilah, for the Chesterville Star. This allows her a flexible schedule and a chance to get her feet wet in the news industry. Her career goal in life once she finishes college is to be a news reporter. She’s pretty much an ordinary girl with an ordinary life until tragedy strikes.

What are you working on next?
Right now I’m working on Calm Before the Storm Evan’s Sins volume 2 in the Ruthless Storm Trilogy. Instead of telling you about it here is an excerpt. “A loud primordial scream startled Mrs. Zander, her body unfroze, and she ran, stumbling on the mushy ground, falling to her hands and knees. She crawled to the street, stood and ran to her house, throwing the door open in panic. She didn’t stop running until she reached her bed and fell onto her husband. “Fra… Fra… across… the… ”

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I make people laugh. I developed this talent as the middle child to keep the peace between my sisters. When I made them laugh they forgot what they were fighting over. I no longer need to keep the peace but still love saying crazy stuff that makes people laugh.

Who are your favorite authors?
V.C. Andrews original series and books may always top my list but I have found quite a few indies who rival her in my opinion. I like action and suspense. A few indies work I really enjoy are Marcha Fox, Susanne Leist, John Reinhard Dizon, Kim Cormack, Mia Bishop. I’m currently reading The Purple Morrow by Dyane Forde. I’m going to have to add her to my favorite indies list. The Purple Morrow is incredible.

What do you like to do with your free time?
I’m an avid reader so when I get spare time I enjoy reading. I also enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren and being lazy with my boyfriend.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
Baby Girl Box Set releases July 13th but the paperback is already available. The story is about Cleo. Her mother disappears when she is twelve and with no other family available to turn to she takes to the streets and does what she needs to survive. Along the way she meets her first love who she never forgets and secrets about her past. A past she didn’t know existed. It is her tenacity that drives her towards finding the truth.

Any final thoughts?
A huge thank you for this amazing interview and allowing me to share my work with your wonderful followers.

Let’s Talk About Tickling by Veronica Frances

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Title: Let’s Talk About Tickling
Author: Veronica Frances
Publisher: Blue Note Books
Pages: 240
Genre: Non-fiction/Erotic Literature/Self Improvement
Format: Kindle

Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality.

A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their sensual self, whether they have a tickling fetish or not.

Author Veronica Frances offers her readers the chance to improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom by shining a light on the powerful significance of tickling. She reminds us that tickling is not merely the whisper of a feather on the flesh. It is an echo that calls us from deep within, beckoning us to listen and respond.

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Veronica Frances is the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, Tickling Daphne H. Her new non-fiction book Let’s Talk About Tickling sheds a refreshing new light on the subject. She is known as the TickleWriter in some circles.

Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie. Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows.

Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing and Soap Opera Diva.

She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

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Let’s find out a little bit about you as an author.
I published my first book fifteen years ago and have grown very much as a writer since then. I realized I wanted to write erotic fiction as well as erotic non-fiction. I was always writing poems and erotic stories in high school, but I dreamed of writing a non-fiction erotic book that would help people in some way and I have finally accomplished that with my new book, Let’s Talk About Tickling.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I would have to say Barbra Streisand. I would want Barbra to hear some of my original songs that I believe would be perfect for her.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
Even though Let’s Talk About Tickling is primarily a book about tickling, you do not need to have a tickling fetish to enjoy and benefit from this book. You may or may not have a tickling fetish, but you may have other fetishes or kinks looming around the garden of your sensuality, as your sensuality is always growing. It’s just a matter of whether you are open to what your own sensuality has to offer you.

As for tickling, even though you may or may not have the fetish, you might know someone who does, or may feel interested or intrigued by tickling and what it is about tickling that some people find so arousing. So, this book may very well be something that interests you, whether you have a tickling fetish or just a strong curiosity about fetishes and kinks in general.

This book is for anybody who wishes to expand their sensuality and improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom. Whether you are in a relationship or not, you have a very important relationship with yourself and your sensuality is an important part of that relationship. Embracing yourself and your sensuality is an important part of your personal growth. Even if you are not fully in touch with your kinky side, this book will help you find that kinky part of yourself you may have kept hidden or want to explore further.

Tell us your writing process
I like to dive into a project and see where it takes me. I love being surprised by my own ideas and sudden inspirations.

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I always loved to write, but I never thought I would actually publish stuff until I was in my early twenties.

Would you consider your latest book, let’s talk about tickling, to be a one of a kind? How so?
Yes. There are several books surfacing about tickling, most of them fiction, but I haven’t really found any that delve quite as deeply into the psychological aspects of the tickling fetish as let’s talk about tickling does.

What makes my book unique is how it taps into the emotional and spiritual parts of tickling and how tickling and laughter can actually better our lives.

Do you have a favorite chapter? Why?
One of my favorite chapters is called Busting The Constant Laughter Myth. This chapter busts the myth that a ticklish person’s default response to tickling is always laughter. While it is true that some people are more ticklish than others, laughter is only one of many responses tickling can cause.

How much a person laughs while being tickled is not an accurate measure of how deep their love of tickling runs or how ticklish they are. The tickling fetish is a psychological response to loving tickling. Laughter is a physical response to being tickled. They are not really the same thing. A person can love tickling, but not be a big laugher. A person can laugh uncontrollably while being tickled, but hate tickling with a passion. Tickling is a sensation that causes many responses, some of which are psychological rather than just physical. The physical responses vary, according to many different factors.

What are you working on next?
Over the coming months I will be promoting my new book. I may go back to a fiction book I was working on, but I am exploring other writing ideas as well. I often end up surprising myself. I never know what I might create next. That is part of the fun of being a writer and creative being.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
Yes. I have strong clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities. I worked as a professional clairvoyant for many years.

What do you like to do with your free time?
I love listening to music, adding to my already huge iTunes library of over 50,000 songs. I enjoy walking around Manhattan, street fairs, movies, backgammon, museums, fine dining, computers and technology, and I love dogs, particularly German Shepherds.

Laughter is a big passion of mine. I like to find ways to bring more laughter into my life for healing purposes and for pure enjoyment. Of course, tickling is a passion of mine as well.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
I am planning to continue writing erotica, including erotic fiction that delves into the paranormal.

Thanks for being here today Veronica 🙂

Dressed to Kill Virtual Book Tour

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Title: Dressed to Kill
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More in the tucked-away town of South Cove, California—is not particularly thrilled to be portraying a twenties flapper for the dinner theater murder mystery. Though it is for charity…

Of course everyone is expecting a “dead” body at the dress rehearsal…but this one isn’t acting! It turns out the main suspect is the late actor’s conniving girlfriend Sherry…who also happens to be the ex-wife of Jill’s main squeeze. Sherry is definitely a master manipulator…but is she a killer? Jill may discover the truth only when the curtain comes up on the final act…and by then, it may be far too late.

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Lynn CahoonI love happy endings. My stories are all about life in small town America and building the family that you deserve. You know, the people who love you unconditionally – even when you’re less than perfect.

Personal stuff? I’m a seven-year breast cancer survivor. I’m married to my own hero who shaved his shoulder length hair when I lost mine during chemo. I’m the proud mom of a computer engineer (although I don’t know what that means.) And I have four fur babies.

I’m an active member of MORWA, my local RWA chapter.

My debut was THE BULL RIDER’S BROTHER released June 4th, 2012 from Crimson Romance. Cowboys aren’t easy to love—but they sure are easy on the eyes. I bet you’ve felt the same way my heroine Lizzie has, at least once or twice. Since that time, THE BULL RIDER’S MANAGER, came to your favorite digital store. If flying was hell, waiting to fly was purgatory. Both are available in print as well as digital. And the long awaited bull rider story is finally out and available. Check out THE BULL RIDER’S KEEPER!

For those of you who like a little magic in your stories — The Council Series starts with A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world. The second book, RETURN OF THE FAE, continues Parris and Ty’s adventures, and is a 2014 RONE finalist.

2013 brought MARRIAGE NOT INCLUDED, a organic farmer’s daughter meets corporate seed executive. Set in Idaho, this story takes me home.

2014 sees more big news – e-Kensington released The Tourist Trap Series – with GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER kicking the fun off in April. MISSION TO MURDER arrived July 31st, and a third book, IF THE SHOE KILLS, November 10th. Set in a small coastal California town, I love these who dun it’s with a touch of romance.

Summer of 2015 – DRESSED TO KILL and KILLER RUN will be arriving.

I’ve come a long way from the little girl on the school bus who used to cut out pictures from Teen Beat to illustrate my tales of love and loss. And yet, not so far.

So pull up a chair, pour a cup of coffee, and let’s chat about writing, love, life, and the pesky things that get in the way of our goals and dreams.

I’m glad you found me.

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