corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)

headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'

flair - talent

irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back

haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town

malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence

crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior

agape - openmouthed

commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for

cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness

adept - expert at; very skilled

truncate - cut the top off; shorten

vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally

reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights

incident - event; event that causes a crisis

blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt

figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech

hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather

gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream

marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.

killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others

rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule

diaphanous - sheer; transparent

worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world

sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable

wary - very cautious; watchful

destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience

amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
I was sure that what drove this site was the free short stories.  However, after taking time off to write and promote my books, I see the viewership has declined.  My fan page is doing well,

Could it be you missed me?  Or to be more specific, Captain Lanie Romein, or my blog posts?

Let me bring you up to date:
I'm very lucky to have two books out this week and that means double promotions. I hope that you get a chance to read both of them.

Shadow Hunters is the first of 3 books that tell a story of a promiscuous girl and a man dressed like a cowboy who meet and join forces to hunt shadows that threaten their worlds. Portal jumping, and a realm ruled by sex all make this a very interesting read.

Set On Fire is about a forty year old woman, with a little baggage and a few extra pounds who, after sending her son off the college finds time for herself. A friend from work convinces her to try the kinky side of life. The story focuses on her beginning a relationship with a Dom.

You can see the covers to these and all of my other books here:

I have another book due to start editing in the next few days called Beta Mates.  Two more are work in progresses, The Rose Bandit and Abduction ll.   Yes, I am still working on Captain Romein.  It's getting quite long but there is just so much story to be told!!!

Other than that I will get back to hopefully interesting blogs.  The Word a Day and Grammar lessons seem to be helpful and I will continue those for sure.  I may add another blog page just to chat with you all and update the progress of the manuscripts.

I still encourage you to read the short stories, I have some new authors that have submitted and some new ones on the way.  The weekly Author Showcase is always new and interesting, those crazy Horny Devil Authors give great interviews!!  I love the month long Author Guest Page myself, because the content is all done by the author themselves and it's always very interesting to me.

I do have a request, Help me keep my book cover in the running, click on image rating and when the stars pop up rate the cover!

I hope you enjoy the new books and I love your feedback, so I know if I'm doin' it right.  Thanks for being a reader!