Friday, June 30, 2017

Free Serial Read - The Cabin Part Five

Kisses covered her neck, cheeks, and mouth, he nuzzled her ear, and she smiled. 

“I’m sorry we can’t do more.” His voice soft and gentle curled in her ear and she turned, kissing him sweetly.

“We didn’t have to do anything I would gladly wait.”

“I didn’t want to wait to give you pleasure.” Chele blushed at the comment. Guilt edged her conscious that she hadn’t done the same for him. “And now, unfortunately, I have to work.”

“Do you really, you can’t take the night off?” She knew he wouldn’t, but it was worth a try. The thought of his exit left her with a hollow feeling.

“No, beautiful I can’t. Although I wish to the heavens, I could. I would give anything to be able to stay here with you.” He kissed her again, his ravenous insistence re-igniting her core. I want him so badly, does he know that? Maybe he just finished me off so he couldn’t hold any guilt when he runs. “If I promise to bring you croissants and coffee in the morning will you smile for me, please?” Chele hadn’t realized her inner conflict was showing in her expression, and she immediately gave him a bright smile. He smiled back at her and kissed her again before he shifted to get up. Chele moved to follow him. “Don’t get up; I’ll see you in the morning, beautiful.”

He leaned over kissing her once again before he went to the door. She watched him walk through the door, giving her a small wave before he disappeared into the night.


She was comfortable and decided she didn’t want to move. Chele’s mind drifted into that place just between sleep and dreams. Her entire body tingled, and she pulled the quilt a little tighter. Remembering the heated touch of Nick’s hands, the way he made her whimper and want more. It had been so long since she’d found solace in someone’s arms. She sunk deeper into beautiful slumber, her body continuing to tingle as if his touch had left a lasting imprint on her skin.

Even in the eaves of slumber, the electricity ran up her back and across her neck. Her mind began to create its visualizations. Hands smoothed over her shoulders, dipping beneath the fabric of her shirt. His hands, once warm were now cool, cupping her breasts a sliding sensation trickled down her neck and across the top of her breast. Like an ice cube teasing her sensitive nerves. Chele instinctively shifted onto her back giving the wonderful hands room to roam. They played with her nipples. Still circling before tugging on them, pulling a gasp of pleasure from the depths of her mind, her body responded like never before. The touch would disappear, and her body quivered in almost a painful need for reconnection. When it would return, the intensity of pleasure drowned her.
God, I am not sure I can wait, I want him so badly…

Breath played against her ear. “Did you miss me, Chele?”

“Oh, God yes, Nick,” His mouth appeared on the nape of her neck, while his hands pinned her down onto the couch. His body, hard and cold pressed against her. He must have just come in from the cold. He needs to be warmed up. Chele went to move her arms around him but then remembered his hands holding her down. “You’re cold mountain man. You need to warm up,”  Chele said opening her eyes to the dark room hearing a groan in her neck. She tried to move again, and his grip got tighter around her wrists. “Nick, this is fun but I –-“ Lifting her eyes, they were met by green translucent orbs. The first thing she thought was a cat, until the shadows behind its head became horns. The scream that escaped her lungs went silent, and her heart stopped cold when it showed its jagged teeth in a mock smile. The scream returned, and she fought.

Her eyes opened, she was free, and she jumped off the couch. There was no one in the room, and everything was as she left it when she first closed her eyes. It was a dream. A horrible, terrifying dream.

A loud knock at the door made her jump out of her skin, and she turned half chuckling to herself. If that is Nick, I swear to god he is my white knight I will marry him…

Opening the door mid laugh she came face to face with three men, none of them being Nick.


To Be Continued!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Television A- Z – The BadAss B’s Part Three

So this is my version of the A to Z Challenge. I am listing the shows having the biggest impact on me, not necessarily the best shows in each category. I thought they were the best when I was watching them. 

See the whole list of B's Here!

The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe.

I remember loving this show as a kid. It reminded me of Star Wars. Space fighting, pretty girls, handsome guys, robots, good and evil were offered up every week. For me, it was Saturdays, so I am thinking these were reruns. I like Starbuck and Apollo, but especially enjoyed the strong female characters of Athena and Cassiopeia. This show stayed with me to adulthood so when reincarnations bubbled up I was always excited to participate in the fun. There were several including my next entry….

It's been 40 years since the 12 colonies of mankind have heard from their progeny, the Cylons -- robotic creatures who rose up and declared war on their masters, then disappeared. In a sudden, devastating strike, the Cylons return and lay waste to the colonies, aided by human-looking Cylon variants and an unwitting fifth columnist. The attack forces Commander William Adama to call into action his museum-piece warship, the Battlestar Galactica, and soon its company of hotshot fighter pilots is blasting away at the invaders. But their best efforts can't prevent the colonies' obliteration. Fleeing the Cylon genocide, the Galactica leads a rag-tag fleet of survivors on a lonely quest to find humanity's fabled 13th colony -- a planet known as Earth. Written by John Colicos #6

A reimagining of the original series with some dramatic tweaks and interesting changes. To compare the two would be unfair. This series was brilliant, revered and brought back good, enthralling sci-fi. One of the best moves they made was switching genders for the character Starbuck. Really love what happened, the arches it provided and the agnst between the two friends. Both actors, Jamie Bamber & Katee Sackhoff were brilliant in their portrayal and I believe never got enough creidt.  To extend that point the entire cast was amazing, truly no little parts in this show all were essential to the creation of the universe and drama. If you have not watched, and you are a sci-fi fan I highly recommend the binge.
You can find Battlestar Galatica on Hulu and Amazon

In 1987, NASA astronaut William "Buck" Rogers is caught in a freak accident in deep space, causing his space shuttle Ranger 3 to be blown into an orbit that returns him to Earth - over 500 years later. The combination of gases that freezes him comes close to the formula commonly used in the 25th century for preservation, and his rescuers are able to revive him. In 2491, when Buck awakens from the freezing, Earth is recovering from a nuclear war and is coming under hostile attack by the Draconian Empire. In the second season, Buck has been assigned aboard the Searcher, a starship exploring the unknown reaches of space while searching for former Earth colonies that are scattered across the galaxy. Written by

This was another Saturday afternoon-evening show for me growing up. I had forgotten all about it until I started creating this list. The main theme of the show was…well…spandex?  Seriously, I was under the impression the future would include a lot of spandex. Thankfully, this has not been proven to be the case…not yet any way. 

Another Sci-Fi classic television series, I remember the evil princess in love with Buck, the robot Twiki (voiced by the famed Mel Blanc and unsung Hollywood legend Felix Silla), the cool Hawk sidekick, and again a strong female character, Colonel Wilma Deering showing Buck the ropes of the new world. Gil Gerard had a devilishly handsome smile that even a 7 year old could recognize.
Unfortunately for all of us, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is currently only available on DVD and (gasp) VHS!

That is all for this episode, see you next week for my next list of Badass B Television Shows!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Finders Bucket List - Haunted Poveglia Island, Italy

In my upcoming release, Finders, the Finders Ghost Hunting team have been all over the world investigating paranormal events. One of the places on their ghost bucket list is Poveglia Island, Italy and here is why --

Poveglia Island was home to a small community until seemingly abandoned in 1380. Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of plague victims, it is a small land mass situated in the Venetian Lagoon between the cities of Venice and Lido.

When the Bubonic plague hit Italy in 1576, thousands of dead bodies were piling up in Venice, and the stench was terrible. Drastic measures were taken, and the dead were hauled to Povelia and dumped in large pits or burned on huge bonfires. As the Black Death tightened its grip, people panicked, and those showing the slightest symptoms of the plague were dragged screaming from their homes. These living victims, including children and babies, were taken to the island and thrown into the pits of rotting corpses and left to die in agony. It is estimated as many as 160,000 tormented souls were disposed of during the Black Death.

The soil on Poveglia island, combined with the charred remains of the bodies,
formed a layer of sticky ash on the land. The top layer of ash has dried in the sun to form a fine dust that swirls in the breeze and catches in lungs. Part of the island core consists of a layer of human remains. Fishermen avoid this area, as the chances of catching a body part or two are high.

A psychiatric hospital emerged in 1922. The hospital was an imposing building with a magnificent bell tower. The patients immediately reported seeing the ghosts of the plague victims and of hearing whispers echoing off the walls. Their harrowing reports dismissed, as the patients deemed demented and mad.
The hospital was run by a doctor who was very ambitious. He decided to make a name for himself by experimenting on his patients in a bid to discover the cause of their insanity. The doctor’s methods were crude, and lobotomies were performed using a basic hand drill or hammer and chisel.

After several years on Poveglia, the doctor himself began seeing the ghosts of the plague victims. Allegedly these ghosts led him to the bell tower, where he threw himself off. According to a nurse, the fall did not kill the doctor as he lay writhing in agony as the base of the tower; a fine mist swirled up around him, entered his body, and choked him to death. Rumored he is bricked up in the bell tower, and on a still night, the bell can be heard tolling across the bay.

The hospital has since closed down, and the island is uninhabited. It is not open to tourist, and its ashy beaches remain deserted. Most boats refuse to call at the death Isle, another of its names, but those who have landed report treading on ashes, hearing screaming, seeing moving shadows and having the urgent desire to flee. Recently a family sought permission to visit the island, hoping to buy it cheaply and build a vacation home. The family left before the night was over and have refused to comment on the reason for their abrupt departure; the only fact known is that their daughter's face was ripped open by "something" and needed twenty stitches.

A few people have dodged the light police patrol that guards the island, and all have sworn never to return. They say the moans and screams that reverberate around the island are unbearable, fishermen tell of seeing mystery lights on the island. There is a feeling of the most intense evil, and one misguided thrill-seeker was told by a loud disembodied voice, "Leave the hospital immediately and do not return."

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