Ruthless Obsession by J.A. Owenby @JAOwenby @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: Ruthless Obsession
Author: J.A. Owenby
Genre: Dark Sports Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2022


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Teagan Mercer is mine to possess and mine to break.
She has everything—she’s sexy, smart, and has doe eyes that could melt the hardest of hearts.
But I will ruin her for what she did to my family.
It’s my life’s mission to humiliate and torment her.

Bully her to submission, then …
Devour.
Destroy.

I’ll make her pay, and I’ll enjoy every second of watching her suffer.
But the moment I touch her, the memories come rushing back, and
I’m falling into the darkness that nearly destroyed me.
Now, I’m in too deep. There’s no redemption for Teagan or myself.
They call me The Black Widow, but my real name is …

This full-length novel is a dark, sports, enemies-to-lovers standalone featuring a vicious, damaged hero and a strong, calculating heroine. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a happily ever after guaranteed!

TRIGGER WARNING: This book is a DARK romance. It contains graphic content of abuse and assault that some readers may be sensitive to. If you have triggers or think you might, please heed this advice.







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International bestselling author J.A. Owenby grew up in a small backwoods town in Arkansas, where she learned how to swear like a sailor and spot water moccasins skimming across the lake.

She finally ditched the south and headed to Oregon. The first winter there, she was literally blown away a few times by ninety-mile-an-hour winds and storms that rolled in off the ocean.

Eventually, she longed for quiet and headed up to snowier pastures. She now resides in Washington state with her hot nerdy husband and three Siberian kittens (Zeus, Ember, and Lyra, who frequently encourages her to drink). She spends her days coming up with ways to torture characters in a way that either makes you want to throw your book down a flight of stairs or sob hysterically into a pillow.

J.A. Owenby writes steamy and sometimes dark new adult romance novels. Her books ooze with emotion, angst, and twists that will leave you breathless. Having battled her own demons, she’s not afraid to tackle the secrets women are forced to hide. After all, the road to love is paved in the dark.

Her friends describe her as delightfully twisted. She loves fan mail and wine. Please send her all the wine.


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Fall of Snow by Montana Fyre @montanafyre @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: Fall of Snow
Series: Frost Industries #3
Author: Montana Fyre
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2022


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I’ve always been the disappointing Saint James. The expendable one even.

Each of my siblings forged a role in the family, but I never did, and all the public see when they look at me is a disgrace.

It’s not that I haven’t earned that title, because I have, and for the last few years I’ve been playing the wild child just so I have a role at all.

But when I find myself in the hands of our enemy, a man who has been a shadow in my life for the last ten years, a constant presence I could feel, but could never see, I’m thrust into a different role.

Elijah thinks I’m going to be his queen. He thinks I’m going to stand by his side despite him being my family’s mortal enemy.

Can I fall in love with the devil? Or am I destined for a life of misery beside a cruel psychopath?

Content Warning: This book contains violence, elements of BDSM, gun play, kidnapping, dub con, non con and other themes which readers may find distressing. Reader’s discretion should be applied.





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Montana was inspired to write her own stories from an early age and it wasn’t long before her dream became becoming an author one day. Life hasn’t always been kind to Montana, but each of the challenges she has faced she has turned into a positive outcome, and has made her want to achieve her dream that much more.

Montana is a lover of all living creatures, except for spiders, and her love for her pets is never ending. She leads an active lifestyle and enjoys many different cuisines, often referring to herself as a garlic bread connoisseur. Montana loves to travel, and has found inspiration while exploring the USA and Canada with her wonderful husband. She has always loved everything Disney and is a pop culture nerd.

She attributes her ability to write romance to her husband, Sam, as she’s inspired every day by their fairytale love story. If she can bring about positive change in one persons life with something she has written, she will consider herself a successful author.


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Deprived No More by LM Fox @authorlmfox and @GiveMeBooksPR





Title: Deprived No More
A Deprivation Trilogy Epilogue Novel
Author: LM Fox
Genre: Contemporary Medical Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2022


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Look how far we’ve come.
Yet, our story is far from over.

Devoted husband, healthy kids, and a happy home…
We’re living the fairytale.
Or are we?

A deep longing continues to pull on my heartstrings.
When you have so much, is it wrong to wish for more?

Yet hoping for the impossible could ruin us,
and we’ve been tested enough.
Why not be grateful for what we have?

Then a villain arrives amidst life’s everyday struggles,
jeopardizing our happily ever after.

Can fate deliver us one more miracle?







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As I make my way around the large marble island separating the kitchen from the great room, I take in the glorious sight of my wife in front of the stove. I assume she’s making spaghetti and meatballs from the rich aroma of tomatoes and spices. It’s the kids’ favorite. Katarina’s wearing a tank dress that skims the top of her thighs as she dances, stirring the succulent sauce in front of her. The music from the cartoon Grace and Olivia are watching in the distance in no way matches the hypnotizing way her hips are moving. She must be wearing earbuds. I can feel my dick twitch as the navy-blue hem of her dress sways back and forth over the soft skin of her toned thighs.
Suddenly her pace picks up, and I observe as her hips start to shimmy provocatively, making me grow harder still. Looking over my shoulder to confirm Grace and Olivia are otherwise occupied with the television show they’re watching, I readjust my now obvious erection. Hell, this woman. I’m surprised my pheromones haven’t caused her to sense my presence.
Abruptly I have to take a step back, startled as Kat puts the spatula down and lifts her arms over her head to bring her entire body undulating to whatever she is listening. A ridiculously toothy grin inhabits my face as it suddenly dawns on me that I’ve hit the lottery. I married the Dirty Librarian.
Reaching forward, I pluck an earbud from her right ear and watch as Kat gasps at the intrusion into her private dance party. Placing the bud into my ear, I don’t recognize the title, but there’s no mistaking it’s Shakira. And clearly, Kat loves the tune. Those hips don’t lie.
“Dr. Barnes, did anyone ever tell you it’s dangerous to sneak up on someone when they’re in front of a hot stove?”
“Mrs. Barnes, did anyone ever tell you it’s dangerous to wiggle your hot ass in front of your husband?” I place her hand over the firm rod nestled in my pants, grateful to be shielded from small humans by the kitchen island.
“It appears you have a bit of a problem.” She giggles.
“A bit? Is that what we’re calling it now?”
I feel her hand quickly withdraw from my needy cock just as two screaming maniacs come bounding toward us. It’s about this time I notice Kat grab the little white hats from their heads in a stealthy move before barking their names.
“Oh no, you don’t. Logan, Mason, get back here.”
Realizing who’s in charge in this family, the boys hurriedly stop and face Kat as if being challenged by a drill Sergeant. They don’t bother glancing in my direction. They’re compliant but can’t stop the goofy smiles they’re wearing.
“Where are we supposed to wear these?” she asks, presenting the small caps she’s plucked from their heads. I continue to observe as she pulls the waistbands of their sweatpants forward and shakes her head. Instantly I realize these self-constructed hats are their underwear.
“Please put those where they belong and wash your hands for dinner. It’s almost ready, but I need you to sit with your sisters until the rolls are done.”
“Awe, man,” they groan in unison.
As they sprint off, I bend down to peek into the oven door I’ve pulled ajar and inhale the mouthwatering aroma of fresh bread. Noticing the timer shows eleven minutes remaining, I quickly exit the kitchen to greet my girls in the great room. Hugs and kisses are distributed to my quiet little lasses before I bend down to whisper into Grace’s ear. “Daddy needs Mommy’s help with something before dinner. Can you try to keep an eye on the boys? It’ll only be a few minutes.”
“Sure, Daddy. But they don’t like to sit.” I watch as Grace’s face erupts in a giant smile. “Can I put them in time out if they’re running?” she asks gleefully.
“No. I have a better idea.” Returning to my full height, I dart over to my study, practically running to my roll-top desk, and reach into the top drawer where I hide my secret weapons. It’s essential I save these for extraordinary occasions and keep the location of the silencers under lock and key. Returning to Grace’s side, I watch her shocked expression as I hand her four child-sized lollipops.
“Before dinner? Mommy is going to kill─”
“You’re right. I shouldn’t have asked. I’m sorry, Grace.” I watch as the look of utter dejection dots her face as I place them in my pocket. The guilt over my corruption is making my stomach lurch. I’m a terrible father for doing this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
“I won’t tell if you don’t,” she whispers. Olivia’s blue eyes volley between us, watching our every word with rapt attention.
I hand the brightly wrapped bribery back in her direction and watch as Olivia’s eyes spring wide, arms immediately extending to grab the sugary treat. Knowing time is of the essence, I spin on my heel toward the kitchen and my dancing queen. Enfolding my arms around her waist, I grind my still engorged cock into her backside.
“Kat,” I groan. “Or should I say, Shakira, Shakira?”
Giggling, she puts her utensils down and spins in my arms, draping her hands about my neck. “What are you up to?”






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Born and raised in Virginia, LM Fox currently lives in a suburb of Richmond with her husband, three kids, and a chocolate lab.

Her pastimes are traveling to new and favorite places, trying new foods, a swoony book with either a good cup of tea or coffee, margaritas on special occasions, and watching her kids participate in a variety of sports.

She has spent the majority of her adult life working in emergency medicine and her books are written in this setting. Her main characters are typically in the medical field, EMS, fire, and/or law enforcement. She enjoys writing angsty, contemporary romance starring headstrong, independent heroines you can’t help but love and the hot alpha men who fall hard for them.


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Loss Aversion by Lēigh Tudor @givemebookspr





Title: Loss Aversion
Series: Wayward #2
Author: Lēigh Tudor 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2022


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Loss Aversion is the continuation of The Endowment Effect and the second, and final, book of The Wayward Duet:

Birdie Wellborn has gone and done it again.

Bolted. Dipped. Hightailed it out of town. And not without her signature flair for drama. Leaving behind a blindsided Lucas Santos, the only man she’s ever loved.

Enough to leave him twice.

Now that she’s lost everything, it’s time for payback and wreaking some havoc of her own. What she doesn’t know is Lucas Santos is hot on her heels, as well as some other well-meaning townsfolk.

But, is it too late to save her?

Author’s Note: Frenemies-to-lovers. Opposites attract. Slow burn. Girl in danger. Delicious banter. Nosy, small-town geriatric shenanigans. Gorgeous, stoic, always in control hero. Wild-child, trouble-finding heroine. Steam Level: Super Steamy. Twists and Turns: Nail-biting DEFCON 1 level. Feels: Oh so so many.







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Lēigh lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, with her husband whom she lovingly refers to as The PoolBoy.

She recently retired from a career in the tech industry, working a variety of positions where she sold, trained, marketed and managed . . . a ton of shit. She loved it, don’t misconstrue the excrement comment, but now finds herself blissfully happy following her, well, bliss.

Lēigh’s motto is “Find your tribe and love them hard.” If this sounds like someone ya’ll want to hang out with, come join her tribe!


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BLACK HEARTS by Tori Fox #CoverReveal @inkslingerpr @torifoxbooks


It’s finally time to reveal the gorgeous cover for Tori Fox’s Black Hearts. It’s the first book in her new rockstar romance series, and it’s coming September 8th!

Book Title: Black Hearts

Author: Tori Fox

Genre: Dark Rockstar Romance

About Black Hearts:

I’ve been in love with Charlie Fortier since we were seven years old and she punched me in the face for pulling on her pigtails. She was the girl next door. I was the punk ass kid who got in trouble. She told me she loved me when she was seventeen. I broke her heart instead. Then I left. And my band became one of the biggest in the world. She was always around. On the sidelines. Being my friend. And I’ve spent the last twelve years in love with her. She just doesn’t know. But I can’t tell her. Because I can’t be with her. I made too many deals to keep her safe. I owe too many debts for those same reasons. Now I’m back home. And she is everywhere. Staying away is too hard. But the truth is harder. I have scars on my black heart and they all belong to her.  

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About the SAINTS & SINNERS series:

Saints & Sinners are the biggest rock band in the world and they are back home in New Orleans. A city full of sex and sin. But they have secrets that lie deep in the underground, tied to the criminals that run the city. They promised to keep those secrets under lock and key. But the women who crack the barriers around their scarred hearts will also expose their secrets. Saints & Sinners is a raw, gritty, and angsty Rockstar romance series with a darkness lurking throughout the pages.   In this series you’ll find… friends to lovers, forbidden romance, enemies to lovers, surprise pregnancy, opposites attract, brother’s best friend, forced proximity, and second chance.  

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Black Hearts – September 8th

Cruel Promises – December 1st

Dirty Secrets – February 16, 2023

Wicked Lies – April 27, 2023

Broken Vows – June 29, 2023

 

About Tori Fox:

Tori Fox is the author of romantic suspense and contemporary romance with a little bit of angst and a whole lot of sexy. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to true crime podcasts as she tends to her plants or singing along to Taylor Swift as she drinks champagne. Tori lives above the clouds with her husband and dog in the Rocky Mountains.  

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EDISON IN THE HOOD by Nadia Uddin @INKSLINGERPR


Edison in the Hood is a thrilling new scifi from debut author Nadia Uddin and we are thrilled to be revealing her cover. Check it out and pre-order your copy today!

Title: Edison in the Hood

Author: Nadia Uddin

Genre: Sci-fi

Release Date: October 11th

About Edison in the Hood:

When Aisha Malik’s mother died, she took a secret with her—one that destroyed her relationship with Aisha’s brother, Sam. But what if Aisha could revive her mother’s brain just long enough to reenact their last conversation and discover the truth?   Aisha is an ambitious PR executive with a forte for making complex and controversial topics accessible to the masses. Her brother, Sam, is a despondent genius who loves to fight everyone and everything in the name of justice, hopping from one political fight to another and hiding a mental illness that causes him shame. When the opportunity arises for Aisha to work with brilliant scientist and leading futurist Jay Edison at his Brain Reinvigoration Project, she begins obsessing over artificial intelligence and its potential to revive her mother’s brain. She begs Sam to participate, unaware that he has begun working with groups that have very different visions for the future of artificial intelligence. The siblings set out to define the role that technology should play in society, asking themselves, “Artificial intelligence may solve the world’s biggest problems, but can it fix our most challenging relationships?”   Edison in the Hood is a stunning and provocative debut that explores what it truly means to be human and possess free will in a culture gripped by automation. As Aisha and Sam grieve their mother’s passing, they delve into the complex morals of scientific advancement, revealing how technology plays a part in relationships—with both the living and the dead.  

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Advance Praise:

This is not a hard science-fiction book, nor is it strictly a literary novel about relationships. It is both; somehow Uddin has combined the two in a way that works and is accessible to fans of both genres. – The Daily Voice

About the Author:

Winner of Slice’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Award, Nadia is a graduate of Yale Writers’ Workshop and has studied alongside esteemed writers through The Center of Fiction, Catapult and A Public Space. Her debut novel, Edison in the Hood, is scheduled for release Fall 2022.  

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The First Degree @thefirstdegree @The1stDegreePod #Podcast #Review


 



I am listening to a few more episodes this week and I just cancelled my Patreon. Monthly, I realize I spend way too much supporting podcasts that don’t respect listeners and talk about things they do and buy like “you have to have the $40 carrot cake” and “Jared used my $50 cleanser” People have very little to spend on stuff like this and there are so many more choices. The Facebook group is supposed to be “talking true crime all the time” but it is loaded with a few people who jump all over you when you make a comment and a moderator that is beyond rude. I had very little interaction there and when someone posted “keep politics out of this – Can we come here and not see things about abortion” loosely quoted, but that is the gist. Anyways I liked the post and within 3 minutes the moderator replied we allow all talking about all issues. So I told them that its rude and left. I didnt have any of my friends in the group so its no big loss. 



Since the “Billy is stepping away” mention they have shoved Jared down our throats. He must get paid to do music and now he is on for Killing Time segments and I m not a fan. His band is The Maine @jaredmaine They talk a little too much about the band and Jared blaahhh The plugs are coming too frequent for me.  


The entire Billy Jensen thing is too much. After it came out I saw posts like- I cant trust anyone over 40 who goes by Billy. Now come on. Grow the hell up. How can a fan of the show turn so fast? What I personally think is that Billy has a drinking issue and when he drinks he gets touchy. My issue is that if someone hugs too long or too tight you push him away. If someone touches your ass at a Halloween party you smack his hand and deal with it there. The New York in me would cause a scene even though its a work event. My mouth knows no such thing in these cases. You dont walk away and claim sexual harassment to the bosses unless it is something that happens in the office not at a bar for a party. I didn’t see anything saying it was mandatory so you are free to not go. There is a line that is crossed and some have larger lines and smaller lines, I get that. Do I think this Jen Tisdale girl is reliable NO. I listened to her GOD awful explanation and to sum it up- I am mentally not well, I have a personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and go to therapy and take meds BUT 3 years ago when we were both drunk, Billy smacked me and kissed me. I saw her text messages and they were extremely bad. She sounded like a clinger who has issues. Not saying Billy is an angel but she is so far from credible in my opinion.  A few people said that Billy posted favorable to him text messages. I saw most of them, so I judge my opinion on that.

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Seems like a lot of people turned on the girls but they did pull an Ashley Flowers with a lot of things, so I will live out my year paid in advance Patreon and move on. If you feel the need to go down that rabbit hole, have fun. Some VERY opinionated people live on Reddit


The First Degree #131 Scout Schultz @The1stDegreePod #review


The Patreon feed so its Episode 131 Scout Schultz the Georgia Tech student who was shot by police. This really would have been a decent story but the entire pronoun thing got me SO confused!! The constant “they/them” use made the script really hard to follow. At times it sounded like THEY were a group of people and not some guy who is “gender fluid” The first degree Ashley attempted really poorly to explain this but failed. We all need to stop with this crap already. So moving on, listening to the talk from Jac, Alexis and Billy was very disturbing. Not only cursing about the police who responded but also harsh talk about them not having “mental health crisis” training. I have some strong opinions & this is a sorta long post. 

QUOTES

“Scout is well lit and clearly there are no scary weapons present”

“There doesn’t appear to be anything that present immanent danger. Scout slowly moving” 

“Immature instinct and a knee jerk response” about the POLICE

First Degree- Ashley– “To this day Tyler Beck still works for the Georgia Tech PD and has not suffered any consequences whatsoever, that were significant and that’s just so fucked up especially because like I mean that’s fuck up period. But then also like the only thing that Georgia Tech really responded with was Oh we will get more counselors and then they didn’t. They assembled a mental health coalition full of faculty and a student or two. They didn’t actually, as far as I remember, make any changes until in 2018 when my friend Carter killed himself. Only after Carters death did they institute the plan of making more counselor sections. I also think that if Scout had reliable access to mental health services that could have helped “them” When we talk about defunding the police this is a great example of one-why we need to do that. If we took money away from GTPD and out it in mental health services that would do so much more for the Georgia Tech community than funding the GTPD could ever do. “


Simply because this girl is so inept. Her explanations, language and ability to communicate are poor. 

Here is brain child Alexis– “It’s extremely frustrating that Beck has faced NO personal repercussions. GTPD Chief Robert Connolly has insured in media interviews that all of its officers have received conflict intervention training and they are now informed on LGBTQIA+ issues and every office is equipped with a stun gun” NOW how does she know this? Did she ever talk to the officer? I think having this reported all over and on Google for eternity is enough personal repercussions. How would you react with the same situation? Well, I would say between a mental health issue, possible schizophrenia, or drugs it is really hard in that short amount of time (less than 3 minutes) to diagnose this. One thing that cops are always fearful of is what is visible and not visible. What is in the waistband in the back that they cant see. It’s easy to scream defund the police. When they aren’t there who do you call?  Oh yeah call the mental health professionals that may or may not be on staff. I am sure they can talk to someone and explore feelings at a crime scene.

Check out Scout and HISvideo= I did a little research and there are several videos. What I see is a man in light color tee shirt and dark loose fitting jogger pants, with long hair, moving sort of odd and conversating with two different police officers. Then it seems that one, the one who shot him, gets more of the attention. He is outside the parking area. The first officer, when Scout advances, moves back towards the traffic bar in the garage.  Scout has a knife that, in all the videos is NOT clear and police are obviously repeating a hundred times to stop, while Scout is saying “shoot me” and other things like that. They are warning him to stop and he keeps advancing towards the police and gets shot. He moved, loosely judging by the width of each exit ramp, at 16 feet each and the center about 4 feet, about 32-35 feet.  At the time of the shooting he is about 6-7 feet away from the police, some report it as 8 feet. I don’t think it matters at this point when you see where the confrontation started and how and where it ended. Obviously if there was a mental health professional there, it wouldn’t have done anything. When someone who has a history of acting out and a suicide attempt before, I don’t think anyone in 3 minutes could have deescalated it. Knowing what pronouns he used wouldn’t have stopped a shooting either. Who knows what would/could happen. There is no way to see a weapon in the waistband whether a gun or another knife.  

We should all be pro police. These men are out there to protect us. Are they all perfect? No!  they are human. Mistakes happen. When you know little about them, it is so easy to make statements that are without knowledge. 

Opinion:

I am thoroughly annoyed at the language the host’s use towards cops. This is the kind of talk that I find popular amongst liberals. Police are who we need to protect us. They are who you call when you are in trouble. Are they all perfect? NO and we know that. To use the words they did to explain this is beyond bad. I can say that Alexis and Jac have turned into some slappable people lately. Saying things like he shouldn’t be a cop. It shows how liberal and uninformed they are.

Scout was thriving- NOPE Alexis he was mentally incapable to handle his school and the stress that comes with it. He also had a suicide attempt before and a few other blips on the college records that you did not mention. His parents decide to sue the school of course. The problem that I see is that they are more responsible than anyone. If your child is mentally incapable of making good decisions, has mental health issues along with a past of troubling things (suicide attempt) then you have failed. It is not the schools responsibility to go offer help to every student, but the ones that get reported whether by students or faculty, are helped. Did anyone report Scout? Did Scout ever attempt to get help? Realize that help can be offered with or without other people knowing and nobody is forced to accept help. 

The first degree Ashley complained about her own issues that made her fail all of her classes in one semester. She blamed everyone but herself. The school can offer a few mental health sessions, but if you need help, then use your medical insurance. Don’t have any? Ask for the resources available outside the school for free. Should university admins have to worry about mental health budgets doubling or what they are there to do which is teach ? Overall I am sure Scout showed signs of mental incapacity. I say sure because I don’t know what he did or didn’t share with others. 

This was a long post so thanks for reading! 

The First Degree #131 Scout Schultz @The1stDegreePod


 Listening to The First Degree again


The Patreon feed so its Episode 131 Scout Schultz the Georgia Tech student who was shot by police. This really would have been a decent story but the entire pronoun thing got me SO confused!! The constant “they/them” use made the script really hard to follow. At times it sounded like THEY were a group of people and not some guy who is “gender fluid” The first degree Ashley attempted really poorly to explain this but failed. We all need to stop with this crap already. So moving on, listening to the talk from Jac, Alexis and Billy was very disturbing. Not only cursing about the police who responded but also harsh talk about them not having “mental health crisis” training. I have some strong opinions & this is a sorta long post. 

QUOTES

“Scout is well lit and clearly there are no scary weapons present”

“There doesn’t appear to be anything that present immanent danger. Scout slowly moving” 

“Immature instinct and a knee jerk response” about the POLICE

The DA said no charges that the shooting was justified. A little to educate the dimwits about tasers- Tasers that the police use work about 40% of the time. Most can be used 8-15 feet away. They give out 50,000 volts. If someone has a weak heart or a heart problem, then this can affect them in a negative way. So basically if someone is advancing towards police then 40% of the time the taser works. With those odds of working, it doesn’t seem too promising. The TASER™ device is intended to control a violent or potentially violent individual while minimizing the risk of serious injury. It is anticipated that the appropriate use of such a device will result in fewer serious injuries to officers and suspects. More facts here

“Because it was a non-binary intersexed bi-sexual person” Let me ask how the hell do cops see that? This person who I call him- was a man with long hair, did HE state what he was? Would it matter?    



First Degree- Ashley– “To this day Tyler Beck still works for the Georgia Tech PD and has not suffered any consequences whatsoever, that were significant and that’s just so fucked up especially because like I mean that’s fuck up period. But then also like the only thing that Georgia Tech really responded with was Oh we will get more counselors and then they didn’t. They assembled a mental health coalition full of faculty and a student or two. They didn’t actually, as far as I remember, make any changes until in 2018 when my friend Carter killed himself. Only after Carters death did they institute the plan of making more counselor sections. I also think that if Scout had reliable access to mental health services that could have helped “them” When we talk about defunding the police this is a great example of one-why we need to do that. If we took money away from GTPD and out it in mental health services that would do so much more for the Georgia Tech community than funding the GTPD could ever do. “


Simply because this girl is so inept. Her explanations, language and ability to communicate are poor. 

Here is brain child Alexis– “It’s extremely frustrating that Beck has faced NO personal repercussions. GTPD Chief Robert Connolly has insured in media interviews that all of its officers have received conflict intervention training and they are now informed on LGBTQIA+ issues and every office is equipped with a stun gun” NOW how does she know this? Did she ever talk to the officer? I think having this reported all over and on Google for eternity is enough personal repercussions. How would you react with the same situation? Well, I would say between a mental health issue, possible schizophrenia, or drugs it is really hard in that short amount of time (less than 3 minutes) to diagnose this. One thing that cops are always fearful of is what is visible and not visible. What is in the waistband in the back that they cant see. It’s easy to scream defund the police. When they aren’t there who do you call?  Oh yeah call the mental health professionals that may or may not be on staff. I am sure they can talk to someone and explore feelings at a crime scene.





Check out Scout and HIS video= I did a little research and there are several videos. What I see is a man in light color tee shirt and dark loose fitting jogger pants, with long hair, moving sort of odd and conversating with two different police officers. Then it seems that one, the one who shot him, gets more of the attention. He is outside the parking area. The first officer, when Scout advances, moves back towards the traffic bar in the garage.  Scout has a knife that, in all the videos is NOT clear and police are obviously repeating a hundred times to stop, while Scout is saying “shoot me” and other things like that. They are warning him to stop and he keeps advancing towards the police and gets shot. He moved, loosely judging by the width of each exit ramp, at 16 feet each and the center about 4 feet, about 32-35 feet.  At the time of the shooting he is about 6-7 feet away from the police, some report it as 8 feet. I don’t think it matters at this point when you see where the confrontation started and how and where it ended. Obviously if there was a mental health professional there, it wouldn’t have done anything. When someone who has a history of acting out and a suicide attempt before, I don’t think anyone in 3 minutes could have deescalated it. Knowing what pronouns he used wouldn’t have stopped a shooting either. Who knows what would/could happen. There is no way to see a weapon in the waistband whether a gun or another knife.  

We should all be pro police. These men are out there to protect us. Are they all perfect? No!  they are human. Mistakes happen. When you know little about them, it is so easy to make statements that are without knowledge. 

Opinion:

I am thoroughly annoyed at the language the host’s use towards cops. This is the kind of talk that I find popular amongst liberals. Police are who we need to protect us. They are who you call when you are in trouble. Are they all perfect? NO and we know that. To use the words they did to explain this is beyond bad. I can say that Alexis and Jac have turned into some slappable people lately. Saying things like he shouldn’t be a cop. It shows how liberal and uninformed they are.

Scout was thriving- NOPE Alexis he was mentally incapable to handle his school and the stress that comes with it. He also had a suicide attempt before and a few other blips on the college records that you did not mention. His parents decide to sue the school of course. The problem that I see is that they are more responsible than anyone. If your child is mentally incapable of making good decisions, has mental health issues along with a past of troubling things (suicide attempt) then you have failed. It is not the schools responsibility to go offer help to every student, but the ones that get reported whether by students or faculty, are helped. Did anyone report Scout? Did Scout ever attempt to get help? Realize that help can be offered with or without other people knowing and nobody is forced to accept help. 

The first degree Ashley complained about her own issues that made her fail all of her classes in one semester. She blamed everyone but herself. The school can offer a few mental health sessions, but if you need help, then use your medical insurance. Don’t have any? Ask for the resources available outside the school for free. Should university admins have to worry about mental health budgets doubling or what they are there to do which is teach ? Overall I am sure Scout showed signs of mental incapacity. I say sure because I don’t know what he did or didn’t share with others. 

This was a long post so thanks for reading! 


Summer Escapades by Barb Shuler & KA Graham @ejbookpromos


Title: Summer Escapades
Series: Summers in Seaside Collection #14
Authors: Barb Shuler & KA Graham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2022


If she won’t offer to bury a body for you, is she really your best friend?

Mara Applegate thought she had it all: A high-end, lucrative career she loved and a handsome man who loved her.

It was the start of a happily ever after until it all fell apart and slipped between her fingers. It’s one thing to find out her fiancé never loved her. It’s another to have him throw that misplaced love in her face. His choices were now her fault.

Needing a safe place to recollect herself, Mara calls her long-time best friend and takes a road trip to Oregon. Brenna was now the only person she had in the world. The one person that, no matter what, would never abandon her.

Two friends, once separated by distance and life, set out on a new adventure. They’re on a search to find themselves and maybe, just maybe, find happiness.

Can the men they encounter handle their brand of crazy, or are they doomed to be a passing fling?










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Barb
 is a Carolina girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover, reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego: a writer—cape optional, depending on her mood.

Her stories are a mix of real-life events, personal experiences, and the craziness of her own imagination and those of her best friends. And when their imaginations blend together, it can be crazy. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds, and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories, creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads to fall in love with them as she has.

Barb lives by one little rule: tomorrow is never guaranteed, so make sure you live each day to its fullest.



KA Graham grew up in a small town in Oregon. Through the years, her love for writing and poetry turned into something she had only dreamt of – writing her own book. She’s faced many obstacles in her life, but the love and devotion of her parents have always kept her grounded. She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. She’s a hard rock music lover and horror movie buff with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food, and Haribos.



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