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From the Editor...June 2017
The final days of Spring!
Only a fat fortnight of Spring left and the days are summerlike and the humidity here in Central Mississippi are humid. I've cut the grass several times since I last wrote and pulled the bricks from the old flower beds and already I'm dreading when the grass turns brown in the heat of summer and the rain doesn't come as often as it does the rest of the year. During much of the day, I'm down at Cliff's house overseeing the renovation. Yep, he closed on a house, here, and work began immediately, and now we're through the demolition stage and into sheetrocking. Flooring is going to be taken up and hopefully reveal hardwood underneath, so it's still in a messy, chaotic stage, but we'll get a little hint of how the house is going to look once the renovations are done; his bedroom is being painted today and by next week another room will be painted.
Refurbishing the hardwood floors will be next, and then comes the crown molding (with cornices)...so much to do, and yet with each passing week we see progress.
Columbus, Mississippi, is a beautiful town, and as I've said before it's a mecca for the arts, entertainment, and writers. It's also second only to Natchez, Mississippi, in the sheer number of historical buildings and houses from Antebellum to Victorian to Craftsman, and all the transitional styles in between. Antique stores and a real sense of history permeate the town. It's cozy and friendly and small enough that in a year I can now walk downtown and recognize people I've met and shared events with. As I've also said, one of the highlights of living here, for me, is belonging to the Columbus Writer's Guild. We meet every second Tuesday in the Columbus Arts Council Building on 5th and Main.
One of my regular writing habits is to continue posting articles on Postcards from Mississippi, a blog I created when I moved here. I hope you check it out. The most recent post is about the renovations on Cliff's house. Check it out..
Another of my regular activities is to attend the Writer's Guild writers' group at the Columbus Arts Council, every second Tuesday of the month. This month (May), in lieu of the regular writers' group there will be a creative writing workshop at the Arts Council building.
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Books for June 2017
by MJ Williamz
June 20, 2017
Lesbian Erotic Romance
In this sequel to Escapades, Mel
O’Brien has a string of bad luck with women but is determined to take another
chance with Susan Maloney who’s new to the women’s community in which Mel
lives. Susan Maloney moved to Maybon Tir looking for a new start after a bad
breakup. She is determined to stay single and happy. Things seem to be going Mel’s way until Susan’s
ex, Dorinda, shows up in town, determined to take Susan back. Will Mel be able
to win Susan’s heart? Or will she crash and burn once again?
Lillie Ellis leaves New York to accept a post as
a schoolteacher on the frontier near a small homestead she just inherited from
her uncle. Lillie’s ultimate desire is to become a painter, and she hopes the
Kansas frontier will offer her the freedom to follow that dream. In the
nineteenth century, a young woman has few options in the East that don’t
revolve around marriage and motherhood. Lillie is interested in neither.
Cody rescues Lillie after a chance encounter in
Independence, Missouri. Their destinies and desires become entwined as they
face the perils of the untamed West. Despite their differences, they discover
that love’s uncharted frontier is not for the weak in spirit or the faint of
Sometimes the most intriguing girls are right next door—BFFs,
ex-girlfriends, new girls in town, party girls, study mates, teammates, and
sexy strangers. All it takes is a night out, the right moment, or an accidental
kiss to discover what's been there all along—the perfect girl for a love that
lasts a lifetime. Best-selling romance authors tell it from the heart—sexy,
romantic stories of falling for the girls next door.
Elaine Taylor has an interesting job. She’s a
“creative practitioner,” known to awaken her client’s creative side by using
many different approaches, including a sensual or sexual approach. Most of her
clients are male and she likes it that way. Women are the last thing she wants
in her life, having lost the most important woman she’s ever known, her wife.
Fearing she’ll lose all she’s worked so hard
for, Johnnie takes her friend’s advice and calls a lone number on a business
card, steps into Elaine’s office, and shakes up both their worlds forever.
by Fiona Riley
June 20, 2017
Lesbian Contemporary Romance
Shelly White is a coding genius who has mastered the IT world
but hasn’t quite mastered dating. While she searches for Ms. Right with the
help of Samantha Monteiro’s matchmaking agency, Shelly embraces her inner nerd,
and when one of her newest ideas turns into a creative goldmine, she hires PR
exec Claire Moseley to help her professional dreams become reality. But is
Claire the girl of her dreams in more ways than one? Being raised by four brothers has made Claire
tenacious. Her assignment to Shelly’s high-profile project focuses her desire
to prove her worth, even though she secretly fears she’s out of her depth. And
she absolutely, positively isn’t going to let her growing attraction to Shelly
White derail her career. When passions and ambitions overlap, Shelly and
Claire must decide whether mixing business and pleasure can result in a perfect
When something starts brutally killing demons in
Ottawa, the three find themselves once again moving among the powers who rule
the city from the shadows—this time working with them to try to stop the
killings before chaos and blood rule the streets.
Hunting a killer who seems to leave no trace
behind, the triad are forced to work with allies they don’t dare trust, powers
they barely understand, and for the good of those they already know to be
They have the power of blood, soul, and magic.
But they have to survive to keep it.