The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by @MeganSlayer

This post appeared on Paranormal Romantics on Tuesday: http://paranormalromantics.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-most-wonderful-time-of-year-by.html

The most wonderful time of the year…is now!

Have you heard that a ton of times? I have. For the longest time, I wondered what that meant. Now, follow me here. I don’t mean, I didn’t know Christmas was awesome. That’s not it.

In the last few years, it’s been tough around this time of the year. Two of my grandparents passed away in December – not the same year, but it’s never easy. I was blessed with extra grandparents. At one time, I had four sets. Yep, four. Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. Honestly, it was very cool. Also a culture clash, but I miss it. I miss them. I see ornaments given to us by them or even just the stuff we inherited and it’s tough.

Besides, 2016 has been a tough year. Our first dog, the one we’ve had a long time – almost 14 years – passed away. This has been the first holiday season without her. We have other dogs and the cats, but she was one of our children. Explaining to people why a song or a commercial makes me cry is rough. Canon in D makes me think of when I got married, which makes me think of being young and getting the dog… and yeah, tears.

But over Thanksgiving, I came to a realization. I looked at all of the reasons I wasn’t fond of this time of the year and got depressed. But that’s now that the holiday season is for. Sure, we should look back on the year and our lives and reflect. But it’s more than that. For me, it’s looking back on the things that happened and the fun. What did we accomplish? How did we grow.

I managed to deal with health problems, survived surgery and am so glad I went through the trial. I feel better, that’s for sure.

I wrote in a Kindle World. That was big. I did a completely self-published project and put it out.

I’m raising the boy and successfully got him through another Cross Country season. He improved his time and is doing 5k races after the season.

Dh is my biggest support and I love him. We’ve grown a ton through the year.

I visited the Cincinnati Reds baseball park. #win

I’ve got great friends who have my back and I cherish them.

I’ve got goals for next year. Writing another kindle world book, continuing the Sanctuary series, continuing the Cedarwood series… writing as much as the muse allows… and being happy for what I have and those in my life.

What about you? What are you looking forward to? What’s on your 2017 bucket list? I’d love to know. Maybe we can compare notes. 🙂

Here’s a book that was a bright spot for me in 2015, Harvest Moon 🙂

Harvest Moon by Megan Slayer

Moon Series, book 2 ms_harvest_moon

Also part of the Bleh! Turkey! Series

MLR Press

Contemporary, Paranormal, Holiday

Short Story

M/M, Anal Sex

What’s a guy to do when the time to be with family is the time he dreads the most?
All Matt Green wants for Thanksgiving is to propose to his boyfriend in the most epic way he knows-in front of their families. There’s only one catch. His boyfriend, Reed Jordan, doesn’t do family gatherings. To be honest, Reed isn’t wild about Thanksgiving, but he won’t say why.
Matt’s willing to do anything in order to get Reed to talk, but will it make the holiday perfect or or ruin all of Matt’s plans? The Harvest Moon just might be the right omen to make everything all right.

Available now at:
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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Harvest-Moon-Megan-Slayer-ebook/dp/B00PYVBTBY/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1416954595&sr=8-9&keywords=megan+slayer

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#preorder My Favorite Mistake by @WendiZwaduk

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Contemporary, Erotic

M/F

Super Novel

From Totally Bound Publishing

She’s always known who she wanted. Now she’s needs to find the strength to make him see they’re more than a mistake.
Molly Neff  creates promotional art for companies with confidence and her working partner is sex on legs. Austin Dean is sexy, smart and everything she’s wanted in a man since the moment they met. They’ve slept together a couple of times, but things haven’t worked out between them. When another woman enters the picture, can Molly convince Austin they belong together or will the relationship end up scrapped for a better  idea?
As much as he likes working with Molly, Austin wants more out of life than creating advertising campaigns for others. He wants to be the star. Molly  has always been his good luck charm—with her brains and charm, she helps him make his dream come true. But his starring role comes with complications. He’s always sort of known he loved Molly, but another woman wants his attention. Will he chose Molly and a simple life with her or the bright lights of fame?
Available for pre-order from Totally Bound today!
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“I don’t know,” Austin called. “I think we need a couple of selfie ones.”
She froze. Selfie ones. Yeah, a personal shot would be good. She handed her phone to him without looking back at him. “Go for it.”
“Thank you.” 
She didn’t bother to watch. She’d seen him photograph himself plenty of times. He always managed to take the best shots and never had his hair out of place or his eyes funny. When she tried to take selfies, she looked ridiculous.
“I did a couple.” Austin eased up beside her and draped his arm around her shoulders. “Smile.”
When she glanced up, he snapped a photo. 
“Why did you do that?” she asked and reached for the phone.
“Because you’re adorable.” He kissed her temple and took another picture. “And I love to irritate you.” He kept her phone and strolled away from her. “Aura is going to love what you’re doing. They’re lucky we’re doing this.”
“Correction. They asked specifically for you. I got to do this because they had to take me.” She tucked the notebook back in her bag and slid the memory card from her camera. “Want me to take off? You’ve probably got a girlfriend dying to spend the night with you.”
Austin groaned and took the memory card from her hands. He led her across the room to the bed and tugged her down beside him. “You make me sound like I can’t keep my dick in my pants.”
She shrugged, not wanting to argue with him. Austin liked to date and loved to tell her about his dates. “You like all the girls you’re with, then you sleep with them and the relationship falls apart. I don’t know if the shine is gone or your attention span is that small, but you can’t commit.”
“You sound like Serena.”
“I’ve been witness to almost all of your relationships since college.” She stood, but he tugged her back onto the bed. “Austin, stop playing with my head, okay?”
“No.” He grabbed the remote and switched on the television. “How can I stop playing with your head? I invited you to stay the night with me in a hotel room. I never said we had to fuck or that I expected something from you. The idea of the photos was your idea—a great one at that—but I’m just going along. Relax and let me give you a great night.”
She scrubbed both hands over her face again and sighed. Being alone with him wasn’t an awful idea. She’d fallen hard for Austin so many times. At least this time she had photos for later. When he moved on and found the woman of his dreams, she’d have a reminder of the man who owned her heart.
“Well?” He met her gaze and grinned. “What do you think?”
“Sure.” What else did she have to lose?

Monday Morning Armchair Quarterback ~ Week 11 … only a little late with @MeganSlayer

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Yeouch… The game against the Ravens… sigh. At least we tried. Can’t say we didn’t. No interceptions, too. I’m trying to see the bright side. It’s tough.

Since it’s that time…let’s get to the funnies.

There are Honorable Mentions from last week–like always–so…here we go…

“A good working hole.”

Better than a closed one.

“a big hole.”

As opposed to a small one.

Okay, time for the Quotes of the Week. These are a real rip. Always!

“He is enormous.”

He’s popular.

 “A big gaping hole.” 

Because he was there. He left his mark.

“the power and the touch in his leg is phenomenal.”

Is that what we’re calling it now? His leg? Muwhahahahaha!

“9 or 10 in that hole already.”

Pretty sure that’s not possible.

“3 tight ends in the game.”

 They wanted to be sure they were well represented.

And now for the Doozy of the Week. Oh my…

This one is all kinds of wrong. Just all kinds.

“he came and pulled out quickly.”

Doesn’t mean it’s safe. But he tried.

Thanks for reading and please check out the other posts from the rest of the week.

Enjoy!

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Andy Dalton, #14, Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
By Melissa Batson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0

Monday Morning Armchair Quarterback ~ Week 10 … really late

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Oh… gracious. It’s not been a fun few weeks for the Bengals. They’ve played hard, but it isn’t showing up as wins. Boo. Keep the faith, right? Sigh.

Since it’s that time…let’s get to the funnies.

There are Honorable Mentions from last week–like always–so…here we go…

“took it deep.”

Better than a rim job…unless that’s what was wanted.

“stuffed it.”

Since it’s deep, stuffing sounds about right.

Okay, time for the Quotes of the Week. These are a real rip. Always!

“his ball…flows a bit.”

He’s a flopper.

 “he has big hands.” 

And he knows how to use them.

“wants to feel the leather.”

But how? Paddle? Cat O’Nine Tails? Details, people!

“Cuts the ball in the wind.”

Better than the cheese.

And now for the Doozy of the Week. Oh my…

This one is all kinds of wrong. Just all kinds.

“He got so much penetration…wow.”

Whatever works.

Thanks for reading and please check out the other posts from the rest of the week.

Enjoy!

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Andy Dalton, #14, Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
By Melissa Batson (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0

Unleashing His Roar by @MeganSlayer #mmromance #sanctuary #lionshifter

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Unleashing His Roar

Sanctuary, Book 7

Megan Slayer

M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation

Paranormal, Contemporary, Lion Shifters/Panther Shifters

From Resplendence Publishing

Cover art by Kris Norris

 

** An AllRomance Ebooks Bestseller!**

 

 

Wanted: a shifter. Must be caring, understanding, open-minded and looking for a shifter in return.

 

Zeus knew from the beginning he was different. Where the other lion shifters had paired up, he was still single. All he wants is a partner and finds a dating app on his phone. Will the app lead him to the man of his dreams or to a disaster just waiting to happen?

 

Justin isn’t where he wants to be. He knows shifters aren’t supposed to work for the humans, but due to a circumstance that spiraled out of his control…he’s in over his head. He wants out and when he spies Zeus on the dating app, he’s willing to risk everything to get to the lion shifter. He believes Zeus might be the one to help him move beyond his past and unleash his roar.

 

Will the panther and lion find each other or will Justin’s past keep them apart?

 

Available at:

Resplendence Publishing: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/m8/834-978-1-60735-961-6–unleashing-his-roar-sanctuary-book-seven-by-megan-slayer.html

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unleashing-his-roar-megan-slayer/1124662652?ean=2940156781256

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-unleashinghisroarsanctuarybookseven-2099613-340.html

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Unleashing-His-Roar-Sanctuary-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1FJTO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474634559&sr=8-2&keywords=Megan+Slayer

Unleashing His Roar by @MeganSlayer #mmromance #sanctuary #lionshifter

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Unleashing His Roar

Sanctuary, Book 7

Megan Slayer

M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation

Paranormal, Contemporary, Lion Shifters/Panther Shifters

From Resplendence Publishing

Cover art by Kris Norris

** An AllRomance Ebooks Bestseller!**

Wanted: a shifter. Must be caring, understanding, open-minded and looking for a shifter in return.

Zeus knew from the beginning he was different. Where the other lion shifters had paired up, he was still single. All he wants is a partner and finds a dating app on his phone. Will the app lead him to the man of his dreams or to a disaster just waiting to happen?

Justin isn’t where he wants to be. He knows shifters aren’t supposed to work for the humans, but due to a circumstance that spiraled out of his control…he’s in over his head. He wants out and when he spies Zeus on the dating app, he’s willing to risk everything to get to the lion shifter. He believes Zeus might be the one to help him move beyond his past and unleash his roar.

Will the panther and lion find each other or will Justin’s past keep them apart?

Available at:

Resplendence Publishing: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/m8/834-978-1-60735-961-6–unleashing-his-roar-sanctuary-book-seven-by-megan-slayer.html

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unleashing-his-roar-megan-slayer/1124662652?ean=2940156781256

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-unleashinghisroarsanctuarybookseven-2099613-340.html

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Unleashing-His-Roar-Sanctuary-Book-ebook/dp/B01M1FJTO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474634559&sr=8-2&keywords=Megan+Slayer

Sunday Snog ~ Beautiful Music Together by @MeganSlayer #sundaysnog #mmromance

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Find the other snogs here:  http://victoriablisse.co.uk/blog/sunday-snog

This week, I thought I’d spotlight my latest novella, Beautiful Music Together. I love jazz and my love of it shows through in the characters as well as the plot. I hope you enjoy Beautiful Music Together.

Beautiful Music Together by Megan Slayer beautifulmusictogether_slayer_kjacen

From MLR Press

Contemporary, M/M, Anal Sex

Novella

Artwork by Kris Jacen

 

Can these two opposites find the right rhythm?

Jon Kagan likes his life. He’s carefree unless he’s in the recording studio with his trumpet. Then he’s serious as hell. He plays the field like he does the notes on each track, but the single life isn’t fun any longer. He wants a lover and partner. But how can he find the man of his dreams when the only people he spends time with are the same musicians night after night? He’s convinced he won’t–until he meets Benny. Then all bets are off.

Benny Walters burns the midnight oil, too, but not in the music business. He’d rather work on houses than play tunes. Putting in a good sweat over a flooring job or painting a room makes him happy–almost as much as watching the hot guy who jogs across the neighborhood in the middle of the day. When he finally talks to Jon, sparks fly. He’d love to get to know Jon better, but confidence isn’t his strong point. Will he be able to get beyond his past and find the future he deserves?

Love happens in the strangest places, especially when it hits all the right notes.

Available from MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=MS_BMUST

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3YVJFU/

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-beautifulmusictogether-2167219-149.html

Now for that snog:

©Megan Slayer, 2016, All Rights Reserved

“The acoustics in the room are great, too. Did you have professionals do the work, or did you do it yourself?”

“I got help. I knew how I wanted it to be, but getting it just right required someone who could make it happen.” Jon draped his arm around Benny’s shoulders. “Does it pass your inspection?”

“Uh-huh.” Jon gathered Benny in his arms. “I’m glad we didn’t give up back at the bistro. I was a shit and I need to redeem myself.”

“You’re doing pretty well.” He noticed the amber and dark brown flecks in Jon’s eyes. He breathed in the scent of Jon’s cologne and bit back a groan as he brushed the growing bulge in his pants against the front of Jon’s slacks.

“Damn.” Jon brushed his lips across Benny’s and bumped noses with him. “I’ve got plenty of time to touch, please and tease you.”

“Uh-huh.” He gasped for breath before Benny kissed Jon. He tasted the tangy beer on Jon’s lips. His teeth clashed with Jon’s as Jon deepened the connection. Jon swallowed his moan.

Dear God. Jon confused and aroused Benny. He liked being held and the way Jon took control when he kissed. Liked the taste of Jon. Wanted Jon’s arms around him and Jon’s body pressed against his. But confusion crept in. He knew his heart and looks. Knew his past. Would he be enough for Jon to want a second date?

Jon broke the connection again and a lazy smile curled on his lips. “I should’ve done that a long time ago.”

“You’ve kissed me before.” Benny panted to catch his breath. He hadn’t been this out of sorts in a long time.

“Those were warm-ups for now.”