#mondayblog-Come with me on a virtual tour of Hannibal

Hello everyone! This week I am not doing a Ro-Manic Monday since I am still at my dad’s. I don’t have internet so cant research and I don’t have a lot of time since I have been helping dad with his chores going on daily walks with him and getting his meals and eye drops in. On Saturday my brother, his wife, and kids stopped by to visit dad. After I got his drops in.  He stayed home to watch a poker tournament and I went on a walk with  the family. I try to spend a lot of time with them when I am here since I only get here once or twice a year.

I thought I would share some of the pictures I took on some of mine and Dad’s walks and our walk yesterday.  Enjoy!!

It has been flooded here, so the sea wall has been in place it is actually two large  steel walls.  They took them down a couple days before the festival last week. I toook these photos through dads window on the third floor.

The wall has been lifted and is on the truck–        they lift the wall then lay it flat on the ground

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thhey take it over to a structure that holds them uprigh near the levee and lift them up and into place.  this one goes above after they lay it on the ground they liftit straight up onto the truck.

it was rather interesting to watch…not easy to photograph since it took nearly an hour to do both.

Here are a couple shots  of Dads potted plants out back . The tenants can use pots for plants  or have a small plot to garden if they want.. the tiney frogs invaded the parking lot the other day after a big rain! They are so cute I wanted some!

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This is where i bought my new pottery dishes    A train museum                                           Things going on locally

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There is a lighthouse on a hill. it is  a couple hundred steps up one day I may try to climb them and let you know! This is the  Tom  and Huck statue at end of the road we walk each day

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This is a park on the riverfront                                                                                                                                                                                         You can take tours on this riverboat

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Train I took a picture of from dads windowThis is a barge I loved all the different  elements to it some were very rusty this is the tug pushing it

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a drifting log of ducks we saw yesterday!

I hope you enjoyed your tour of Hannibal!

Have you been on any trips or taken any cool pictures? If you have and would like to share them email me at [email protected] and I will set up a date to feature your vacation or just any cool things you like ( dates will be Fridays.)

Sunny Sunday-more craft fair fun

Hello everyone! I am still at my Dad’s in Hannibal and not been able to do much crafting. However last week we did spend a couple days at the craft fair that was here in town. I thought I would share a few of my awesome purchases.

There was two booths that were selling air plants. One had them set on pretty seascapes. I got one of these for my desk the first day and an extra plant to put in some driftwood (dad and I picked up a few nice pieces on one of our walks.

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Saturday we found these cute hanging globes with airplants and these were already in bloom. I decided to get another to hang in my office since Chloe likes to steal stuff off my desk. Now if I can keep her from trying to climb the curtain to get at it.  The round one is mine and the teardrop one is Dad’s.

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I got two nice leather bracelets and a slave bracelet. I haven’t worn jewelry in a while but decided to get me some casual things I can wear daily.

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My niece went to get another ring like she had gotten last year and the seller made us a deal saving us each five dollars so I got one as well. Mine says never give up—never fail a reminder for myself when I feel like I am failing and want to give up…which has been a lot lately.

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I also got this beautiful locally made Indian jewelry. Sorry the  picture of it disapeared!

There were so many booths even in three days I am sure we missed a few. We did get some dip and soup mixes as well as the other stuff.

My niece got a crocheted top. I think I may try to make the skirts I saw there. She is an adorable 17 year old cheerleader with a cute body. She can carry off that look.

There is this amazing pottery shop in town that I have eyed since the first time I came up here. I had hoped to get a lesson but they no longer do that. Dad got a beautiful butter dish and I got him a green one that says Oleo on it. I decided I wanted to replace all my old sets of dishes at home with one nice one so we went back and got a complete set for home.

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Have you been to any craft fairs or shows this summer? Did you find any great items?

 

Gay for Pay

 

 Gay for Pay
An All Cocks story




Christopher Allan Roberts thought he had a promising future; Captain of the football team with the promise of a scholarship to play for Alabama. His high school sweetheart and best friend for as long as he could remember, Amanda, by his side, and the love and support of his family. One night, one mistake changed everything. Chris moves to New York, adrift and alone. A walk one night brings him to the flashing lights, loud music and thrumming bodies at club Berlin. A flyer in the men’s room promises fame and fortune for anyone willing to go on camera and have sex, with another man. Money is money, and how hard could it be, right?


Christopher Allan Roberts becomes Kris Alen, All Cocks newest addition, a gay for pay porn star. 


Lincoln Carter is honest with everyone in his life, including his family, about who he is and about his sexual preferences. Linc Larson, the openly bi-sexual gay porn star will do anything with anyone, which pretty much writes his ticket in a versatility charged industry. It’s not his sexuality that interferes with his personal life; it’s his inability to trust. 

What Linc wants right now, more than anything, is the chance to do a scene with All Cocks newest acquisition, Kris Alen. Six foot two with Auburn hair, an exquisitely toned and inked up body, Kris Alen is sex personified. Linc doesn’t know if it’s the “I want the shiny new toy” aspect that calls to him, or the distant and wounded expression that haunts Kris’s eyes. 


Linc figures out early on that Kris is only working the gay for pay angle that All Cocks brings to his bank account. Can a bi-sexual man with trust issues break down the barriers that Kris has built around himself and help Christopher overcome the painful past he is running from. 


Gay for Pay is a gay for you story about two men that will have to come to terms with the mistakes they made in their past, if they want to stick around and have a chance at a future.

How about a special scene inspired by a song?

Chapter 16 | Meet and Greet

A new song floated through the club and Linc started bouncing on his toes, “I love this song! Dance with me?” He said as if he were asking Chris, already dragging him through the bodies toward the area where everyone was dancing. Chris recognized the song, “Talking Body” by Tove Lo, it was a song he too liked. He expected Linc to turn around once they reached the dance floor, but he didn’t, he backed up into him and started dancing with the beat.

Everyone else in the crowded club disappeared as soon as Linc was up against him, grinding his ass back against Chris’s groin. Linc reached back and wrapped his hands around Chris’s neck, pulling him close. It caused Linc’s back to arch so he laid his head back on Chris’s shoulder, slowly gyrating his hips. Chris ran his hands around in front of Linc, holding his body against him by bracing his hands on Linc’s thighs, digging his fingers in. They moved in sync, matching the rhythm of the music with every shake and thrust of their hips. All Chris could see, hear or feel was the music and Linc. He leaned down and gently bit Linc’s shoulder, still moving his hips, keeping pace with Linc and the song. Linc moaned loud enough that even over the base that was rattling the windows Chris heard it, and it made his dick even harder.

The beat slowed as did the verse of the song and Linc slowly turned around in Chris’s arms. He ran his hands around Chris’s body, slipping them into the back pocket of Chris’s jeans. As soon as their hips made contact, they were moving in sync with each other and the music again. Chris ran his hands up the front of Linc’s body, grabbing the collar of Linc’s shirt and jerking him closer. He mouthed the words of the chorus as he stared into Linc’s lustful eyes, “If you love me right, we fuck for life, on and on and on.”

Their foreheads and noses were touching, lips impossibly close. Chris barely brushed his lips over Linc’s, pulling back when Linc moved forward in an attempt to seal them together. Linc brought his arms up, wrapping them around Chris’s neck before running his fingers through the unruly, auburn locks. Chris smiled down at Linc as he bent and brushed his lips over Linc’s again, this time briefly making contact. The kiss was short and chaste, Chris pulled back when he was loudly reminded that they weren’t alone by a room full of cheering, clapping, screaming people. They were so wrapped up in each other, neither one of them realized the song had ended.

Chris laughed at his boyfriend when Linc’s face flushed red. They slowly made their way back toward the VIP area where the rest of their friends were, stopping to talk to fans and sign a few more autographs. Linc put his foot down and adamantly said hell no when one guy unzipped, popped his dick out and asked Chris to sign it.

 

Youtube link to Talking Body by Tove Lo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzRyxGBGiAE

My Review

This is a story that shows that one mistake can change our lives drastically. Chris was young and had his life set. A scholarship a beautiful girlfriend, a supportive family, lots of friends. That is until one fateful day he drank too much and his entire life turned upside down leaving him with no future, and no family and no job.

He had one loyal friend that moved him to New York with him letting him crash on his couch. One night Chris ventured in a gay bar, met a sweet twink that became a good friend and found a flier looking for gay porn models.

This story is fabulous! There is a lot of characters, but I love that much better than a story with only one or two.  There is a great storyline, the character growth is awesome, now for the heat…Holy lava!

The first part of the book is basically sitting up the book, meeting characters and getting Chris’s past. Then we get to All Cocks and the entire mood of the story shifts.  I loved how Chris and Linc’s friendship builds and the scene close to the end where they are dancing at a meet and greet… Send out the firetrucks! This is one of the hottest dance scenes I have read in a while.

I will definitely be looking for more books in this series!

 

Buy links: Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Goodreads

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a ‘what if’… What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast? Currently, Smith is working on a new series that is set within the world of online gay porn. 
 
 
 
 

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Long Change

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for Long Change by V.L. Locey

4 Flame Gay Erotic Hockey Romance

 

Collegiate superstar goalie Boone Crockett seems to have the world at his feet. He’s rich, handsome, attends an elite college and is a hot prospect for the pros. Pity all that is a front for a deeply closeted and troubled young man.

All Boone’s life plans are shattered when flamboyant ex-figure skater Preston Gordon, an orange-haired twink, shows up to audition for the team’s mascot position wearing sequins, scarves and toe picks. His moves on the ice send Boone into his own pirouette of frustrated and reluctant desire.

As senior year progresses Boone slides deeper and deeper into a dangerous depression, Preston’s sensual strength the only thing he has to hold on to. If Boone can’t keep from plunging through the thin ice he’s skating on, it could take a twink to make the big save.

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!

A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

 

 

PG-13 (Mature Language):

I heard him as he hit the ice. Even with that stupid dog head muffling his voice, I heard every word and my body reacted with violent wantonness.

“Let’s go, Rotties!” Preston shouted with glee club enthusiasm.

I whipped around to see him chugging around the rink, a shovel in one hand, a trash can in the other, dressed as a dog. How demeaning. I mean, really. Cleaning up after the team? Didn’t the little twink have an ounce of pride? I ripped my mask off and lumbered toward the Zamboni door. A big brown dog with a Rock Point green-and-white hockey sweater stopped right in front of me. A couple of the guys chortled. Maybe they enjoyed the look of shock mixed with terror on my face.

“I’m scarf free today!”

I drew back as he did a tight spin right in front of me, my mask under my left arm and my stick in my right.

“You’re not queer free, though, are you, Preston?” someone yelled from behind me.

The attack came quickly. One minute I was trying to make words, the next Bradley Skinner, one of our D-men, crosschecked our mascot. Preston, who was completely unprepared for such a violent hit in the ribs, went down on his ass hard then rolled into a moaning ball. I reacted on instinct. My stick found Skinner’s side. The goon spun, his face a contorted mass of pain mixed with rage. He slashed at me. It bounced off my leg pads. I skated over to protect Preston, who was lying on the ice, trying to suck in enough air.

“Why don’t you back the fuck off, Skinner? Leave the kid alone.”

I got my stick up a bit higher this time. Skinner’s head kicked back. The underside of his chin began to bleed where I had clocked him. The scrum was broken up by our team captain.

“Save it for Allegheny State!” Mike Piana barked, shoving his dark self between Skinner and me. Mike was the only black player on our team. He was sharp, fast, driven, and one of the best people I had ever had the pleasure of knowing. Skinner lunged at me. Mike gave the huge idiot a two-handed push that sent his ass soundly into the boards. “I said save it for Allegheny! Go scrub your nuts, Skinner. You smell like my jock.”

“You make sure that fucking little pansy stays out of the locker room,” Skinner spat before he trudged off with his hackles plenty ruffled.

I waved goodbye to the enforcer with my middle finger, then bent down beside Preston. He was in the process of removing his dog head. I gave him a hand after dropping my helmet to the ice.

“You okay?” I asked when I had Roddy the Rottweiler’s head in my hands. Preston nodded, his mouth drawn in pain. Mike skated off to fetch Preston’s shovel and trash can.

“Oh yes, I’m just ducky.” God, the tiny twink was mad. I didn’t blame him. “Thank you for coming to my defense but it wasn’t really needed.”

I studied him as he got to his feet, then I followed, my hand open and ready to catch him in case he teetered. He didn’t, but he seemed to be having some issues drawing in a deep breath.

“Um, yeah, it really was. Skinner would have kicked your scrawny ass,” I said as Mike returned, smiling, with a plastic shovel and a blue trash can. Preston gave me a glower as he took his puck cleaning tools from Mike. “Nothing personal, but he’s got the most fighting majors on the team. He would have knocked you into New York State.”

 

 You can buy a copy:

Ellora`s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/long-change.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Change-V-L-Locey-ebook/dp/B00ZSLKOHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1434557998&sr=8-2&keywords=v.l.+locey

B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1122158589?ean=9781419993107

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/long-change-1

 

vicki.loceyV.L. Locey loves worn jeans, belly laughs, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted goofy domestic fowl, and  two steers: one named after a famous N.H.L. goalie while the other carries the moniker of a 60s pop legend.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

I love to meet new friends and fans! You can find me at-

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Secret Cravings Backlist Books and Upcoming Releases

Pink Pucks & Power Plays (Book One of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

A Most Unlikely Countess (Book Two of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

O Captain! My Captain! (Book Three of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Reality Check (Book Four of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Language of Love (Book Five of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Final Shifts (Book Six of the To Love a Wildcat Series)

Tumble Dry

Coming August 17, 2015 – Clean Sweep (Book One of the Venom Series)

 

Torquere Press Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse (Part of the He Loves Me For My Brainssss anthology)

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 2: It Came From Birmingham

Two Guys Walk Into an Apocalypse 3: He’s a Lumberjack and He`s Undead

Love of the Hunter

Goaltender`s Penalty

All I Want for Christmas – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

Early to Rise – A Toms & Tabbies Tale

 Every Sunday at One (Part of the 2013 Charity Sip Anthology)

 Night of the Jackal

An Erie Halloween

An Erie Operetta

Back to the Garden (Also part of the Mythologically Torqued Anthology)

Coming soon . . . Life is a Stevie Wonder Song

 

Ellora`s Cave Backlist and Upcoming Releases

Bound, Boarded and Bagged

Two Man Advantage

Coming soon . . . Shutdown Pair and Two Man Advantage 2:Game Misconduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad

Today is Dads 75th birthday. I was lucky enough to get to go to spend a few weeks with him. I am going to make  him peanut butter cookies and you saw yesterday what I made for his gift. If you missed it check it out here.

Dad moved to Hannibal after mom passed away. I think he has been there around 5 years. He got a nice apartment in the old Mark Twain Hotel. It is right on the river and a block from downtown. so I get to walk downtown and to the coffee shop.  We will do some walking and I will make him some new dishes I have tried.

I always look forward to these visits, but usually go in fall.  I usually go at least once or twice  a year. It is my get away place! This year I will get to go to the  4th of July festival. I want to see the frog jump contest. maybe I will find a frog. LOL.

My brother also lives here so I will get to see the nieces and nephews. My sister in law is supposed to teach me how to use my silhouette cameo.

So look for  some cool pictures coming up!

Do you have a favorite place you like to go  to get away?

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