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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 28, 2022

Hey there! It’s Friday, and I’m here with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. How’s the weather? We’re getting rain. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trail/trial.” Use one, use both, use them any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our beautiful SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


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One-Liner Wednesday – Two and a half weeks later…

What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

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That is all.

Photos: (2) A fountain in a garden with old houses beyond, first with the tulips just coming up, and second with the tulips in full bloom.


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The Magician’s Curse (2.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else (Amazon worldwide, Kobo, etc.)
The Magician’s Blood (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Soul (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
“The Great Dagmaru” Complete Series (6.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Sire (free with sign-up) here.


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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 21, 2022

Friday’s here and so am I with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Listening to Neil Gaiman audiobooks. Could listen to Neil Gaiman read the phone book. Luckily his books are far more interesting. That is all. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “clear.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our beautiful SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


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One-Liner Wednesday – Sorry I’m late

Been having issues. Nothing life-threatening, but issues, nonetheless.


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The Magician’s Curse (.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else (Amazon worldwide, Kobo, etc.)
The Magician’s Blood (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Soul (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
“The Great Dagmaru” Complete Series (6.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Sire (free with sign-up) here.


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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 14, 2022

It’s Friday! And I’m here with your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. It’s been quite the week! I sold lots of books and made it into the top 50 in three categories on Amazon. And into the top 4,000s in the entire store! Not bad when you consider there’s, like, 15 million books on there. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use our beautiful SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


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One-Liner Wednesday – I love my neighbourhood

So I take pictures.

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That is all.

Photos: (2) A fountain in a garden with old houses beyond, and a yard (in the same garden) with other grand old houses from the 1800s beyond.


If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a pingback, just copy the URL in the address bar on this post, and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments below. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it but me.

NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, like Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a pingback from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Try to make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use our unique tag #1linerWeds.

4. Add our lovely badge to your post for extra exposure!

5. Have fun!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

The Magician’s Curse (.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else (Amazon worldwide, Kobo, etc.)
The Magician’s Blood (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Soul (3.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
“The Great Dagmaru” Complete Series (6.99) on Amazon US and everywhere else
The Magician’s Sire (free with sign-up) here.


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It’s Release Day!

Rocked: A Romantic Comedy is available at your favorite ebook retailer now!

All Seth wants to do is dance…

But his sister has a point.
He is the mayor’s son, and if he’s recognized taking his clothes off on stage, their dad’s career could be in jeopardy.
So while Seth looks for a way to protect his identity…
His sister recruits her best friend, Monica, to drag him off the stage.
But therein lies the problem…
Because Monica is about to uncover more about Seth than he uncovers on the stage…
Hilarious sibling’s best friend romance ☑️
Hot male strippers ☑️
Finding your passion and following it ☑️
 
Linda Fausnet

Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2022

Verified Purchase

 

Grab your copy today!

 
And don’t forget, Saddled – Book 1 in the series is on sale for 99 cents until May 11th. Get it now on Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

 


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ROCKED by Linda G. Hill – Featured New Release

It’s live! Thanks very much, Maida! ❤

Maida Malby

ROCKED

Once a Week at Woody’s #2

by

Linda G. Hill


BLURB

RockedSeth was just Monica’s best friend’s older brother. Until she sees him strip…

Seth is the mayor’s son, but he’s Mr. Mystery onstage. His job as a stripper at Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub totally rocks, but he’s plagued by his sister’s fear that he’ll ruin their dad’s reputation and his career.

Monica will do anything for her best friend. So she marches down to the pub to drag Seth off the stage before he can shed a stitch. Instead, she’s thunderstruck by his moves.

As Monica and Seth trip over their hots for each other, can they outrun other people’s expectations and find true love?

A low-angst, high-stakes, steamy rom-com, Rocked is the second standalone book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Grab your copy and see who gets the last laugh… and the last…

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SoCS – Every little bit helps…

My mother had a saying, and I think of it every time I either think or say, “Every little bit helps.”

Because in most cases, every little bit does help … something.

And I have no idea where she got the part that goes at the end of “every little bit helps…”

But I’ve never heard anyone else say it. Only my mum.

So when I’m reminded that every little bit helps…

And that most times it does…

I think of my mother’s saying and I realise that sometimes…

a little bit really is a little bit.

The rest of the saying? You’re probably wondering by now…

“Every little bit helps…

…said the old lady as she peed in the sea.”

 

This silly, drum-rolley post was brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click the link and see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun! https://lindaghill.com/2022/05/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-7-2022/

Grab my new romcom release, Rocked, out May 10th! Click here!


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Two books 99 cents each and a new book!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around a lot lately here on the blog. But let me tell you, I’ve been busy.

And it’s finally paying off. So I’m celebrating with a sale!

Waaaay, back in February, I released the box set/bundle/omnibus edition of “The Great Dagmaru” series. And I even made my own covers for it! But anyway, it’s available for less than it costs to buy all three books individually. By, I think 36%, but I’m really not mathing very well these days. The box set is $6.99, but the regular price of the three books is $10.97, so you save $4. And it’s almost 1,000 pages long!

Anyhoo, yeah. And I haven’t even got to the 99-cent thing yet! Bear with me.

So the box set. There’s a buy-2-get-1-free deal on Kobo right now, and “The Great Dagmaru” is included in the sale! So if you have a Kobo account or you’re interested in getting one … and you like paranormal romance novels … check it out!

Click the cover to see it on Kobo

Paranormal Romance Guild Award-winning Completed Series
He’s a magician, he’s charming, and he’s hiding something.

A continuous love story of a magician and his assistant, from their meeting on a train to their journey to romance in his Gothic mansion and beyond. Two families clash, each with their own supernatural curse.

Bundle includes:

The Magician’s Curse

Enter a world of dark family secrets …

Herman sets out to make a better life for herself, believing the job she has lined up will solve all her problems. But her plans are derailed when she meets a charming, mysterious stranger on a train.

The moment Stephen Dagmar sets eyes on Herman, he knows he’s found not only a new assistant to join him onstage in his magic show, but the woman of his dreams.

At home in Stephen’s Gothic mansion, Herman revels in the extravagant romance he lavishes upon her. Yet a shadow hangs over their fragile love. Is his devotion really what it seems?

Amidst lace and leather, innocence and debauchery, The Magician’s Curse begins the spellbinding tale of The Great Dagmaru and his assistant.

The Magician’s Blood
As Stephen and Herman perform on tour, darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

The Magician’s Soul
Back at home, the happy couple plan their wedding. But members of Herman’s family have other plans … In a story of finding family, both good and evil, this thrilling and at times heartbreaking final book in the series is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

18+ Contains explicit scenes.

You can also get it on Kindle, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

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On the other hand, if you already have your copy of The Magician’s Curse (Book 1 of the series), you’ll want to buy the other two separately, because for the first time ever, The Magician’s Blood (Book 2) is 99 cents!

As Stephen and Herman perform on tour, darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

On sale only through Mother’s Day (May 8th) so grab it now!

On Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

 

 

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My other book that’s on sale for 99 cents is the first book in my “Once a Week at Woody’s” series, Saddled!

Going to work just got a lot more exciting.

The no-dating policy at the Studletter Condom Company isn’t a problem for Sandra until Michael walks in, all good looks and bulging biceps. But he’s a temp—surely she can hold out until his contract ends …

Eager to quit moonlighting as a cowboy stripper, Michael, aka Saddle McFleshbomb, buckles up to learn the ins and outs of his new career. Only it’s harder than he expected when he meets Sandra, a stunning beauty with a laugh that heats him to the bone.

When Sandra turns up at Woody’s Pub and catches him in the act of disrobing onstage for a room full of men, Michael sees his solution: maintain the pretense that he’s gay so they can “date” without defying the office romance policy.

But the clock is ticking on his fib. And it’s sure to bite him in the scantily clad behind.

If you like low-angst romantic comedy, hot office flirtations, and a long slow burn, you’ll love Saddled, the first book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Get it now for just 99 pennies on Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords. Sale ends May 11th, so don’t wait!

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So, why am I celebrating and putting books on sale? Because I have a new book coming out!

Rocked is Book 2 in the “Once a Week at Woody’s” series, and if you preorder it now, it will be delivered to your device on May 10th!

Seth was just Monica’s best friend’s older brother. Until she sees him strip…

Seth is the mayor’s son, but he’s Mr. Mystery onstage. His job as a stripper at Woody O’Flanagan’s Pub totally rocks, but he’s plagued by his sister’s fear that he’ll ruin their dad’s reputation and his career.

Monica will do anything for her best friend. So she marches down to the pub to drag Seth off the stage before he can shed a stitch. Instead, she’s thunderstruck by his moves.

As Monica and Seth trip over their hots for each other, can they outrun other people’s expectations and find true love?

A low-angst, high-stakes, steamy romcom, Rocked is the second standalone book in Linda G. Hill’s “Once a Week at Woody’s” series.

Grab your copy and see who gets the last laugh… and the last dance.

Get it on Kindle, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords.

 

I’m so excited to see what you think of my romantic writings! Thanks for reading. 😀