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Friday, 30 August 2013

Jamie's First Year

Wow! I can't believe nearly a whole year has passed since my son was born. Well I can in some ways, but not in others. Jamie, was born on his due date on 1st September 2012, almost arriving on the 31st August (His granddads birthday). And as usual, I labored over a period of weeks. Turns out he was at an angle so couldn't work his way down enough to get into the active stage. That and the fact my water sac was as tough as chains, even the midwife had trouble rupturing them to start labor off.

I think the funniest bit about his labor was me trying to write about it in between taking puffs of gas and air. I read back on those notes every once in a while a crack up. Here is a little taster. but please remember I was on gas and air...

Labor intense at 4:20

Gas and air focusing everything out 4:29 :-(

This really hurts oh my gosh I sucking ONG gas and and it's is making king me me go realy funny in the head!
I am literally typing out or writing as I labour in Jamie's birth! I must be f***ing mad????
It is so weird that I am consciously writing thing this but my fingers are doing it well after I have written about it.

Well I just fell off the birthing ball!!!

I'll leave it there before I completely embarrass myself :-)

Here is the very first picture we have of him when he was born

So Jamie was born on 1st September 2012 at 19:17 weighing 7lb 3oz. and we were able to go home that night to our other two children.

I took a break from writing on a daily basis as I wanted to focus on my family. I had no idea it would be so long. In that year I have watched my new born baby grow into a toddler, and while part of my heart aches at the loss of the baby (he is the last one), I am lookingforward to the next milestones.

He started taking steps some months ago and is now confidently walking around my house, playing with the dogs bowl (trying to eat her food), banging on the toilet seat, emptying out my kitchen cupboards and driving me insane with his constant want to be in my arms when I am cooking. He says  "cook" over and over again and "See it" because he has an obsession with cooking and preparing food. Well I guess he wasn't named Jamie by mistake :-)

I have taken so many pictures (he is a beautiful boy), so that I can remember as much as possible. I will leave you with a few of my favorite.
Daddy's first cuddle

Joe checking out his bay brother
 Mommy and Daddy having an ogle

 Grandads first cuddle

Nanny's first cuddle

 Outfit courtesy of Uncle Derick

Jamie and his cousin Jessica

His favorite play mat
 The baby massage doll Jamie took a shine too

 Wearing daddy's cap

First ice-cream cone
A much needed bath after playing with cornflour for the first time

Mmm home made profiteroles

Yeay bark chip lol

Think he is a sleep? lol

Jamie walking outside with his walker toy

Happy birthday Mr Monkey Moo. May all your life be filled with love and laughter xxxx

Monday, 26 August 2013

Mated Forever by Michaela Rhua

Hello again, so nice of you to drop by. It has been a while since our last meet, but as my son is getting older and is finally enjoying playing/exploring with new objects, I have found the odd five minutes to get in touch with my writer friends again. Today I have a special treat for you. Michaela Rhua has a new release out, Mated Forever and I have all the exquisite details.  

For those of you who have yet to be introduced to Michaela, let me tell you a little about her.
Michaela Rhua always dreamed of writing but this never happened until she met the lovely group of ladies known as UCW. Their passion for writing and encouragement inspired her to see if she could do it too. Now she loves writing!
She has teenage children and a husband, who also keeps her busy. However, it is whilst travelling into work that she has the time to create her characters and imagine other places in which they exist as her world skims by the window. Conversations overhears often lead to the birth of new ideas that she scribbles down in her trusty notebook.
Michaela is a muli-published author with Breathless Press, Evernight Publishing and a self-published anthology with authors from The Nuthouse Scribblers.

Feel Free to Stalk here:

And now for her new release, Mated Forever. Isn't that such a catchy title? Just look at the stunning cover!

So if you like the type of heroin that can kick ass and stand up for herself, this will be right up your street. This is what Michaela has to say about her heroin:
Girl To The Rescue.
I love a girl who can kick ass and stand up for herself. It has probably got to do something to do with trying hard to make my own decisions and step out from everyone's expectations.
A sassy heroine who is independent, courageous and sexy grabs my attention every time. Lou is no different – she is the one who rushes to the rescue, not once but twice. But then when you're a shifter who catches an irresistible scent in the air on the night of the full moon, you have to go and find out where it leads. In Lou's case it leads to Jorie and the chemistry between these two lead them into bed!
Oh dear me…things don't go well after that and Jorie needs rescuing again.
I will say nothing more but I'll leave you with the blurb and a quick taste!
Mated Forever by Michaela Rhua
The full moon is always a time for danger and mating. This month it brings the scent of Louisa's mate. Jorie is on the run and in grave danger. Being rescued by Louisa brings safety and a new temptation. As the girls act on their feelings, and passion overtakes them, they are unaware of the danger surrounding them both. When Jorie is kidnapped, it's a race against time. Will Louisa be able to save her mate, or will the past and all its secrets destroy them before they even have a chance at forever?
"I am so sorry to draw you into all this Lou, I … I didn't mean for it to get this far." Jorie put down the hot mug on the table next to the sofa.
"It's okay. I asked you to stay, you didn't force this on me, so chill," Lou said. "Anyway, I'm going to take a shower."
Lou got up from the sofa and disappeared into the bedroom.
Damn it! Jorie kicked herself mentally. Why did I not just do what I wanted to, just touch her. She knew exactly how she felt about Lou. She wanted her as a lover and mate. Things were so complicated now. Sleeping with Malachi had been a colossal error. Every time she looked into Lou’s beautiful brown eyes something melted inside.
The noise of the shower interrupted her thoughts. Jorie fisted her hands and gritted her teeth. Then, with decisive steps, she walked through the bedroom to the bathroom. The door was ajar, almost inviting her in. Once inside, the hot steam fogged her vision. Her eyes adjusted quickly, and she made out water cascading over golden brown skin. Rivulets journeyed their way down the perfect body, which was all curves. Jorie wanted to stroke Lou’s round ass, and kiss it all over. She stretched out her hands. Her skin tightened, and heat radiated throughout her body. She knew exactly what was happening. Her wolf begged to be let out to play with her mate.
Breathing deeply, Jorie stepped forward. The steam cleared at little more and Lou turned around. Jorie stared at Lou's round breasts topped off with dark chocolate nipples, and licked her lips. Lou glanced up. Her eyes deepened then a ring of copper formed around her pupils. Lou continued to soap her body. Jorie watched Lou's hand circle down to her bare pussy with the sponge. Her own pussy ached with need. Lou dropped the sponge and leaned her body into the water, washing the suds off her skin. Jorie wanted to touch her so badly.
Lou turned off the water, and stepped out of the shower. Jorie took a deep breath, trying to get her wolf under control. She wanted Lou in human form, to delight in her body. In her wolf form it would be fucking. Her animal instincts would take over like it had with Malachi. There had been little tenderness. When he’d realized she was willing, it became all about taking her quickly. The act had been painful and cold. Where she’d wanted to take it slow, this would be about making love. She wanted to experience love, an all-consuming love. Tender and soft, not hard and fast.
"You're so beautiful, Lou. I want you so much. I've never felt this way before," Jorie whispered.
"I want you, too, Jorie. Only if you’re sure?" Lou gave her a tentative smile.
"Yes, so sure, like never before," Jorie said.
Jorie unbuttoned her shirt. Lou came closer still, helping Jorie to release her arms. Warm hands massaged her breasts. Jorie untwisted Lou's hair and let those dark curls loose. They were silky smooth, and Jorie massaged Lou's head then cupped her face.
Their lips met. Heat surged through Jorie, the air hot and heavy. Lou pushed her toward the bedroom. Jorie delved deeply into Lou's mouth with her tongue, tasting and licking. Her beast growled with delight. This was good, this was right.
"You taste so good, Lou," she said.
Lou pushed her onto the bed then stood over her. A flicker of hesitation registered in her eyes. Jorie undid her jeans, ridding herself of any clothing to reassure Lou this was what she wanted. Words were irrelevant. Lou seemed like watching her strip because intensity deepened her gaze. Once bare, Jorie sat up and held out her hand. Nothing happened. Lou looked at the offered hand. Afraid Lou would back away, Jorie slowly opened her legs. She wasn’t fully bare as Lou, but she hoped Lou would understand.
"I can't wait, Jorie, I have to taste you." Lou licked her lips.
She watched Lou lower her head and inhale the scent of her arousal. Lou growled then pounced on her.
"Get ready, honey." Lou winked.
Now that's got your attention hu? Lucky for you I have all the links you need to get your hands on your own copy.
Mated Forever Buy Links

Well that's it from me, I hope you enjoyed meeting Michaela Rhua, and I hope you enjoy her book even more.

Take care until next time.

J.P Stevens