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Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author Sara Fields @Mrs_Sara_Fields #romance


Welcome to TOW bi-monthly feature Thursday’s Thoughts. On the second and fourth Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions posed to them.

One of November’s featured authors is Sara Fields.

How long have you been writing?

Since July of 2015. I won a bid in a silent auction, and came across Stormy Night Publications work. I was able to pick out six different books, and ended up buying an additional six because I couldn’t narrow it down. After reading a bunch of them, I realized that I had stories floating around in my head that I wanted to tell, and I couldn’t wait to get them down on the page. I submitted my book at the end of September of 2015, and was published a month later. And I’ve been bitten by the writing bug ever since!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be afraid of what people will think. Do what makes you happy, and you should have started writing years ago!

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

I would like to meet the other authors in my writing genre, specifically Renee Rose, Maureen Smith, and Sue Lyndon. They are amazing women, and they write incredible stories. Frankly, I would want to pick their brains for what they learned in their early years of publishing that they wished that had known earlier. 🙂

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

My day job – doing science in the lab. Writing for me is an escape from the daily grind of successes, failures, and extremely high pressure and expectations

Who is Sara? She  is a new author specializing in erotic spanking romance, who spends the day doing science, and writes by night. Sara finally decided to branch out and write some hot spanking fiction, so she could share the sexy fantasies that happen deep in the recesses of her creative mind.

Sara’s Blog: http://mrssarafieldsauthor.blogspot.com/

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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sara-Fields/e/B016YKP6OY/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1



Book Blurb: For an ordinary twenty-two- year-old college student like Lana, the idea of being kidnapped from Earth by aliens would have sounded absurd… until the day it happened. As Lana quickly discovers, however, her abduction is not even the most alarming part of her situation. To her shock, she soon learns that she is to be stripped naked and sold as a slave to the highest bidder.

When she resists the intimate, deeply humiliating procedures necessary to prepare her for the auction, Lana merely earns herself a long, hard, bare-bottom spanking, but her passionate defiance catches the attention of her captor and results in a change in his plans. Instead of being sold, Lana will be given as a gift to Dante, the region’s powerful king.

Dante makes it abundantly clear that he will expect absolute obedience and that any misbehavior will be dealt with sternly, yet in spite of everything Lana cannot help feeling safe and cared for in the handsome ruler’s arms. Even when Dante’s punishments leave her with flaming cheeks and a bottom sore from more than just a spanking, it only sets her desire for him burning hotter.

But though Dante’s dominant lovemaking brings her pleasure beyond anything she ever imagined, Lana fears she may never be more than a plaything to him, and her fears soon lead to rebellion. When an escape attempt goes awry and she is captured by Dante’s most dangerous enemy, she is left to wonder if her master cares for her enough to come to her rescue. Will her king risk everything to reclaim what is his, and if he does bring his human girl home safe and sound, can he find a way to teach Lana once and for all that she belongs to him completely?

Publisher’s Note: A Gift for the King is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes, elements of medical play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

Buy Links:



Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-gift-for-the-king-sara-fields/1123302423?ean=2940157651619

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-gift-for-the-king


Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author Seven Steps #scifiromance #interracialromance #girlsruntheworld #theslaveplanet #sevensteps #sfrb #ynfa


Welcome to a new monthly feature call Thursday’s Thoughts. On the last Thursday in the month, I will share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions I posed to them.

June’s featured author is Seven Steps.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing practically my entire life. I was raised in a reading house. My parents encouraged me to read at a very young age. My father used to take me to Waldenbooks (now closed) and we’d sit for hours and read. Once I was old enough, around first grade or so, I started writing too.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t think it was a single moment. It was a natural progression. I had a family friend start to give me book ideas. Not typical ones. Weird ones, like, write about fish. It seemed odd at the time, but it really spurred my imagination and encouraged me to grow. I guess they were my first writing prompts.

Who inspires you to write?

Life in general. My life can be stressful, with a full time job, a family, other responsibilities. I write as an outlet for the stress. Also, I can be shy and a bit socially awkward. I am definitely a better writer then a speaker. So, writing takes me out of my own comfort zone,and allows me to create strong women who always know what to say and who have a No Nonsense attitude. I hope to be more like them one day.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I read. I adult. I love music and travel. I spend a lot of time with my family.

Who is Seven Steps? She is a working wife and mother and have been writing for as long as she can remember. She enjoys hanging out with her family, thrifting, and Disney vacations. There are a thousand stories in her head at any given time. Hopefully, some of them will make it out for you to enjoy.

Feel free to checkout her website and sign up for her mailing list at https://www.sevenstepsauthor.com


Book Blurb: Love is the ultimate crime. On a planet where women are born to rule, Empress Nadira’s secret affair with her slave threatens to rip her family apart. When she joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. Will Nadira go against everything she believes in to protect her family, or will she choose her heart and doom everyone she loves to death?

Empress Eva thinks she has it all: wealth, power and a mother who adores her. That is, until she meets Lex, a handsome alien imprisoned in a slave market. His red hair and crimson eyes intrigue her. His touch sets her on fire. When the beautiful alien captures her heart, Eva is forced to make a life changing decision: pursue the career of her dreams, or give it all up for the love of a slave?

Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Slave-Planet-Sci-Fi-Interracial-Romance-ebook/dp/B01DWC4HZ6


The Branches of Time – Luca Rossi #scifi

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Branches of Time



Rocks fall from the ski and kill everyone on the island of Turios except for three people: Bashinoir, his wife Lil and the Priestess Miril. When they go to bury the dead, nothing is there as if they people were vaporized. They stay inside Temple because it seems that provides them with magical protection.

Meanwhile, in another dimension called Isk, sadistic King Beanor is looking for a way around the curse that has his kingdom trapped. If his wizard can eliminate everyone on Turios, then the shield will be removed and the curse dissolved.


I do not know even know where to start. First off, I am not one that reads a lot of time travel, multi-dimensional stories.

The story started okay. .Everyone but 3 people are dead and the survivors have to figure what they need to do next. But then the story jumps from different dimensions and even different time periods, it was difficult for me to follow.

Concerning the characters, I did not like Beanor and could not understand why someone did not assassinate him. I would have thought one of the wizards would have done that.

Bashinoir and Lil’s relationship could have been better if they would have communicated. There were too many misunderstanding and hurt feelings because no one was talking.

Miril did her best to keep Lil informed but I think that she should have included Bashinoir as well. Considering there were only 3 of them, there did not really need to be such strict separation.

I almost DNF a couple of times (sorry Luca), but I was intrigued enough to see how it ended.  By the end, I could see how the author was trying to intertwine the stories together. However, the ending was not as satisfying as I thought it would be. It almost seemed like the book ended with a cliffhanger which makes me think that there is a sequel.

Should you buy? I’m not sure. So many people have given this book 4 and 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads, that I wondered what I was missing. If you like fantasy and time travel, you might like this book. I honestly feel I am not the best person to recommend the book because I could not follow portions of the book which were probably integral to the plot.


Book details
Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (June 13, 2014)
Language: English

Available on Amazon


Ours to Save: ES Siren 9 – Shona Husk #ScifiRomance #netgalley

I received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ours to Save: ES Siren 9 by Shona Husk


Micah and his daughter Sadie are on the ship Siren travelling to a planet that is going to be colonized. Since he has experience in agriculture, his skill set is seen as a benefit to the new settlers.

Felicity is imprisoned for her involvement as a radical Gaia Movement . As an explosives expert, she knows a lot of bomb making. Because of severity of her crimes, she is in a maximum security prison. She does not want her daughter to be stigmatized by the fact that her mother is a criminal, so Micah and Felicity keep their relationship secret.

Despite their best efforts, someone found out about their close ties and looks to leverage this information for their own nefarious plans. Threatening harm to the important people in her life was not a wise move. Felicity will do whatever she needs to do to ensure her family’s safety.

At first this was difficult for me to get in to because it was not what I expected. I knew it was part of a series but I thought that it would still be okay to read as a standalone story. Logically I know this is book #9 of the series, but I was optimistic.

Once I was able to understand what this world was about, I was able to focus more on the plot. That being said, I think you are better off if you read some of the earlier books to get background for the story.

From Goodreads, here is the series in a nutshell

As a small fleet of ships makes their way toward a new colony the people on board find love and lust.

~~~Back to story~~~
Micah and Felicity were already in love when they were on their way to the new colony. For most of the story, I felt tense at the situation Micah and Felicity found themselves. Felicity’s feeling that Micah was too good for her and could possibly leave at any time, stressed me out. She loved him and could not understand why he was giving up a better life to love her back.

I felt sorry for Micah and Felicity. This is one of those screwed up situations where they cannot show in any kind of emotion that might prove how much they love each other for fear of someone trying to exploit the situation. Then someone did that any way.

Overall, I think that because the story picks up in the middle of their relationship timeline, there was not a lot of character development. I did not see this as steamy or sweet. It was raw in the sense that it deals with the realities of loving a person who is imprisoned. If a person likes that type of romance, they will love this book. I, on the other hand, prefer less stressful, more fanciful romances.

Ours to Save: ES Siren 9 Product Details
Print Length: 95 pages
Publisher: Momentum (July 23, 2015)
Publication Date: July 23, 2015