National Library Week ~ 13 Books I Discovered at the Library with @meganslayer #libraryweek

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I love to troll the shelves and see what I can find. The biography and romance sections are my favorites. These are in no particular order and all books. 🙂 Don’t ask my why the #14 showed up. I guess it was lonely.

  1. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward
  2. The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
  3. The MacCarrick Brothers series by Kresley Cole
  4. Anna Faris is Unqualified by Anna Faris
  5. This ‘n That by Bette Davis
  6. Just about any Harlequin book, since my family didn’t want me to read them
  7. The Babysitters Club series by Ann M Martin
  8. Peter Lawford – the Man Who Kept the Secrets by James Spada
  9. Platinum Girl: The Life and Legends of Jean Harlow by Eve Golden
  10. Bombshell: The Life and Death of Jean Harlow by David Stern
  11. Tyrone Power: The Last Idol by Fred Lawrence Gilles
  12. The Films of Tyrone Power by Dennis Belafonte
  13. Dorothy Dandridge by Donald Bogle
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Meeting Authors at the #Library with @Meganslayer #libraryweek #authors

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I love going to the library–you’ve probably noticed that. I mean, adventure time in a building? I’m there.

But there are a few things I love about the library. My local branch has a fantastic local author section. If you’re an author in my area and you have a book, they’ll get it on the shelf. You may have to donate a copy, but hey, it’s still exposure and a feel good thing. I donate every time.

The other awesome thing is they bring the authors in often to speak. How cool is that? Author events at the library. I’ve done one event a few times called the Cascade of Authors. The neat thing about this event, other than it’s named after a waterfall in the local town, is the way it brings together authors of multiple genres. I’ve met friars, nuns, poets, non-fiction and fiction authors at this event. We all get a chance to speak and we’re all featured. Another event I’ve done is the Books and Brunch. This is a much smaller event, featuring four authors, but this year the theme is mystery. Four authors who write mystery books, in addition to other genres. It’s fun. Who doesn’t like a good mystery? Plus, there’s food!

I’ve also had the pleasure of doing a few solo events. I’ve hosted an event at the library entitled, “So You Want to Be an Author.” I enjoy helping other aspiring writers find their legs and get going in the business. I believe we’re all in this together and I’ll do my part to cheerlead for everyone. I’ve done solo events about my personal books, which were fun and attended events for other authors.

If you get the chance, visit the library. See what events are going on. You never know who will show up at the library. You never know what you’ll learn. Check them out!

I Love My Library by @WendiZwaduk #celebratelibraries

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Originally posted at: http://www.readersentertainment.com/blog/2017/why-i-love-my-li…hor-wendi-zwaduk/

Libraries have been an integral part of my life pretty much as long as I can remember. Going to the library when I was a kid was a treat. We tried to keep our trips—anywhere—to a minimum, but the library was within walking distance. My mother made sure we went. If there was a summer reading program, we took part. If I’d have had my way, I would’ve had my first job at the library. The smell of the books and the feel of the cards in the card catalogue are something I’ll never forget.

When I was in the sixth grade, I took part in the summer reading program. I don’t remember what made me want to, other than I liked the competition of trying to read as many books as I could. But one different part of this particular summer reading situation was a competition. Not just who can read the most books, but it involved creating a project/diorama/or however your imagination ran. I remember my mother had no idea I was even thinking about taking part. She knew I was doing the program, but to go to that next step? I figured…why not? So I created a diorama for a Baby-Sitters Club book about a wedding. I created a wedding scene and turned the thing in. That’s the last I thought about it. I just wanted my artwork posted at the library. I don’t know what the criteria happened to be for the contest, but my little paper wedding scene was chosen as a winner and I ended up on the local television station to talk about it.

This event fostered a different kind of love for my library. It showed me the power of words and pictures. I could take my interpretation of a book and run with it. I’d like to think this was part of my early training to be a writer. I loved the freedom to go to the library, find a book and lose myself in it and if I so desired, I could create art to go along with it.

Another thing I love about my library is the people. Back when I entered that contest, the children’s department head was a lady by the name of Mary Court. She reminded me of the grandma figures in most kid books. The lady with the warm smile, the happy attitude and the one who ready the books out loud. I guarantee if she hadn’t been so nice, I probably wouldn’t have hung out at the library so much. In my local library, I made a close friend. Melissa Mallinak has been so instrumental in my writing career. How? She helped me get my books on the physical shelves, but the virtual ones, too. Plus, she’s a friend. She genuinely cares about the library, patrons and the experience. When I visit, we spend a lot of time talking and having fun.

Without experiences like the summer reading program and people like Mary and Melissa, my writing career wouldn’t be the same. I owe a lot to my library and those wonderful books.

Why I Love My Library ~ Carrying Books, The Badge of Honor by @MeganSlayer

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Originally posted at The Romance Studio: https://wp.me/p8f7P3-14Y

I love the library. I don’t know too many authors who don’t. There’s something magical about being surrounded by books. Of course, I’d love for the library to be mine. I mean…lots of books and all the time in the world to play with them…sign me up. Finding a new author or new adventure is one of my favorite things.

But since April is Love Your Library month, I wanted to share a story about my love for my library.

When I was in high school, we used to get what seemed like a paper a month to write. Now I never minded writing papers, but back then I didn’t have a computer, so that meant typing on the old typewriter. Also, I wasn’t the greatest typist back then. I somehow managed to squeak through my high school career without taking a typing course. Remember those? Yeah, I never took one. I think I was too busy hanging out in the art room and they might have changed the requirements so I got out of it. I don’t remember.

What I do remember was having to go to the library, quite voluntarily, to hunt up books for the papers. I’d spend as long as I could at the card catalog. I loved the smell and the feel of the cards. It was an adventure. Find the info and hunt down the book. I had an idea of what I’d be finding, but then there was the discovery of the info inside. I’d hunt down the book and usually sit in the aisle to give the book a cursory read.

Now the thing about me that used to drive my classmates crazy was my insane ability to drag most of those books with me to school. I’d have stacks as high as I could carry of my books. I’d claim I was reading them–which I probably was when I had free time–but it was also a bizarre status symbol. I guess I was just that loony that I wanted everyone to know I had these books and was doing my work. Yep, I was a nerd or a geek…whichever…in school. I liked to learn (still do) and didn’t mind the work. That’s why I loved the library. I could escape to the library and do what I loved–learn.

What about you? Do you love the library? What’s you favorite section? Mine’s the biography and romance sections, although I’m partial to mysteries, too. Do you miss the card catalog–the one with the actual cards? Or are you partial to the computer search? I’d love to know.

Now a little bit about my latest release, Bed of My Truck.

Bed of My Truck by Megan Slayer 

Publisher: Smashwords, Inc. / Megan Slayer Publications

ISBN: 9781370970513

Contemporary

Short Story

M/M, Anal Sex, Spanking

Can he have the house, the dog and the lover of his dreams or will it all fall apart right before his eyes?

The one Carson never thought he’d see again could be the one to save his life.

Carson never expected to see his dog or a man from his past ever again. His ex took Dragon when he left, then carelessly lost the dog.  Dragon’s been found and in the last place Carson expected to find him—a vet’s office.

But, the surprises just keep coming.

Carson hasn’t seen Alec since school, but the feelings he had for the man haven’t abated. When he’s reunited with Alec at the veterinary office, Carson’s got to face his feelings.

Includes scenes of spanking, oral sex, anal sex and male-male sex. This book has been re-edited and re-issued in this edition.

Search Terms: explicit, spanking, masturbation, dogs, pets, dirty talk, oral sex, reunited, artist, medical personnel

Available now at major retailers where ebooks are sold.

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