“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge.
It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason.
It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

~ Edgar Allan Poe12351818_10205509423196600_276273703_o.jpg

Coming soon!!!

Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology

Seven friends inspired to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth in crisis.
Seven authors with a love for storytelling.
Nine original stories with themes every reader will love.
Comedy. Romance. Suspense. Fantasy. Drama. Prose.
Individual reflections combined into an eclectic collection.
All proceeds to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of Covenant House,
in loving memory of Terry Aisenstein.

Foreword by Sylvain Reynard.

Musings Included:

Kris Babe : Walking After Midnight
Shari Ivey : Stranger in a Stranger Land
Jennifer Locklear: Aurora
Morgan Locklear: House Rules
Tara Severance : Slash Pine
Susan K. Swords : Better Than Yes
Susan K. Swords : Everyone Deserves an HEA
Becca Vry : Hopescapes
Morgan Locklear & Susan K. Swords: STUD







“Musings: An Anthology” will be released on June 20!

Readers will enjoy nine stories by different authors that offer a variety of genres.


Speaking of

Morgan & Jennifer Locklear

Morgan and Jennifer Locklear met in 1989 as teenagers and became high school sweethearts. They have been married since 1995 and live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with their two children, a son and daughter.

Although both enjoyed creative writing in their youth, they have only been working as a writing team since 2010. Since then they have created a dozen full-length and short stories together.


I’ll get back to you later, sharing some of their work.


Now, they were live doing their first live podcast on
Mixlr  -  a free and easy app to use:
Here is the schedule for the next podcast:
Locklear Library’s Mixlr event “Locklear Library Live from Seattle”, Sat Jun 3 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm (PDT)


Review: Bondage Night

Bondage Night
Bondage Night by Gabriel Ricard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Bondage Night shows us the vicious climax of a chaotic, intense, compulsory love affair between two unhappy, unrealistic people.”

Unhappy and unrealistic? Can I say that is what life is for you!? 🙂
We are all dysfunctional. We are not normal. We are still learning, if we listen.

Well, after a while, every “real” person struggles with their own mood.
A lot of questions fill the air as a lot of rules and conditions.

Some of the questions will never get answered but maybe, the most important one is already there, though they are not ready to see it yet.

A fight to control every emotion, to understand first, themselves, then, each other.
A way to save what they now miss and can’t seem to reach.
The way they fell for each other, the first touch, the first everything.

But yeah playing the same game can be exhausting, watch carefully every movement, every moment, every need.

Find happiness together can be very hard, but at least they both agreed on something.

Perhaps they were thinking too much about it, about well, everything…

The environment has noisy, vicious and broken.
If they find a natural way to relax, probably they would see.

But like the author wrote, there is no question that when they finally see,
neither one of them ever going to be the same again.

That’s acceptance and compromise.

I’ve enjoyed reading this story.
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