Looking Back on 2018/Word of the Year and Goals for 2019

December 31, 2018 Nicole Evelina 0

It’s that time again. The one day a year I look back on my goals and laugh. Here’s what I planned to do this year, with commentary on how it turned out: Get Mistress of Legend done and published. I accomplished this goal. It came out in September. I’m very happy with the way it turned […]


December 31, 2018 Toby Aden 0

Merry 2018 Christmas Everyone!!
How have you enjoyed this year’s celebration so far? It was a time for family, friends and that sense of home. Everyone was burstling and travelling from one end of the globe to the other to meet family just to spend this season for a few days and reason being. Family is important. Family is everything. At the end of the day, its family and loved ones that counts. Family could be blood relations or handpicked, selected family. 
You should know, it doesn’t matter those who disapprove of you and no matter what remain disappointed and never satisfied or showing you love. The most important people to you are your family and I don’t mean blood related ones. Your family are those who give you unconditional love and support, who wants what’s best for you and would not seek to harm you. Surround yourself with love and above all, your own opinion that no matter what or who, you and you alone are in charge of your destiny and tour happiness.

🌫🌫CHRISTMAS 2018:🌫🌫

Christmas is a time of love because the most precious gift was given to us on this day. Never fear what others think of you and never base your happiness on the opinions of others. No one can make you happy but yourself. 
Merry Christmas, with much love!

🌫🌫NEW YEAR 2019:🌫🌫

Are you ready for this? 
What does this new year means to you? To remain in the same place or headspace? Or to change and improve what you have and are and need? This new years means different things to different people which is why I want you to take the time and reflect on your life then participate in the exercise in the next section.


What do you want? What do you need?
Courage comes in so many form. Its never just one way or the other. From the outside looking in, other might see you as weak or strong but how do you see yourself? At some point in life, people need support to fall back on and no matter who you are or where you are, you are never alone. There’s always a ready group of people to help you get where you want.
If its something about yourself you want to change, consider all your options, tour reason for such a change and ask yourself this. Are you doing this solely for yourself or for someone else? The only acceptable change is one you really want and one that you are thoroughly convinced would make you better. 
Don’t ever change who you are for someone else. You are perfect and beautiful just the way you are. If you are not happy then DO Something about it.
EXERCISE – In this New Year, what is your resolution? Share with us your story and why you want this resolution.

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Toby Aden
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In Case You Missed It … 2018

December 31, 2018 ddominikwickles 0

2018 is almost done and 2019 is approaching fast. So, while we are still here in 2018 let’s recap. “In case you missed” any of these… Feng Shui Want a Lucky 2018?   Romance What’s More Romantic Than a Wedding? 8 Romance Sub-genres To Find Your Next Love 6 Romantic Getaways Right Here In The […]

TRS New Year Party 2019

December 31, 2018 annekane 0

Come join your favorite romance authors as they share excerpts from their current and past releases, some sneak peeks into their WIPs (Work In Progress) and details of their writerly lives. We’l have free virtual champagne, (or mock champagne for…

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December 30, 2018 Toby Aden 0


Finn Leighton loves owning his bakery and tries not to dwell on the boyfriend that was the love of his life in culinary school. When his co-worker sends in an application for him to compete on the reality baking show, Cake Clash, he’s nervous but also excited for the opportunity. Even if he secretly wishes he was competing alongside Josiah.

Chef Jos, one of the youngest, renowned celebrity chefs, and a notorious recluse, is surprised when he’s asked to be a judge on the reality television baking show, but takes the opportunity as a fresh start. He’s blown away when he recognizes Finn as one of the contestants.

The years separated from Finn have transformed him from Josiah Stevens to Chef Jos, and seem to disappear in the presence of his first love. Can they make up for lost time, and reconnect for love on the rollercoaster ride that is Cake Clash?

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Toby Aden
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December 30, 2018 Ann 0



If you live in Texas, most likely you’ll eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. Ever wonder where that superstition/tradition comes from? Well, according to my research, most think it dates back to the Civil War when Union soldiers raided the Confederates food supply and took everything except the peas and salted pork. The Confederates considered themselves lucky to be left with any food at all.

Continue reading GOOD LUCK BLACK-EYED PEA SOUP at Ann Everett Talkin’ Twang.