LAWYERED is finally OUT!

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Discovering that you don’t have everything you thought you wanted is a surprise.  Getting a promotion, finding new friends, learning you are attracted to women….

Nia Toyomoto has worked hard all her life to prove she was the best; she graduated early from high school, college, and got the dream job in Manhattan.  Becoming a partner at the tender age of thirty she thought she had it all until the law firm made demands about her personal appearance and a few other things that made her change her life for the promotion.  Then she realizes having everything isn’t all that it is cracked up to be without someone to share it with…

A successful lawyer in the big city, choices have to made, sacrifices and surprises await this beautiful and talented woman….does she make the right ones though?

It’s ‘out’ in Paperback AND E-Book!

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Lawyered by K’Anne Meinel

Originally posted on Lesfic and Lipstick:

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~ CHAPTER 1 ~

The view from her window wasn’t that impressive as she looked at the dismal aged and gray buildings outside on an equally dismal and gray day in New York, but at least she had a window and a view.  Not all associates had a window, most were in inner offices but she was a senior associate, a lawyer of council if you will, and it was part of her perks.  She looked out it a long time, lost in thought even though she knew she should be getting to the pile of briefs on her desk.  Instead she daydreamed about the incredible offer she had just received.  She had known it was coming, she knew she deserved it, but at the moment wasn’t sure if she should be insulted.

Nia Toyomoto worked for one of the most prestigious law firms in Manhattan.  It wasn’t a small…

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NEW BOOK: Anthology

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Fifteen short stories (and some NOT so SHORT)

Story  1 Cuff Her

How humiliating to be ‘arrested’ among your closest friends as Ashley Bingham-Bentley is escorted out of a fancy dinner party only to disappear.

Story  2 Family Night 2

Melinda & Em show that Family Night isn’t the same every week and especially NOT for two women in love.

Story  3 .Bikini’s are Dangerous 4

Rio de Janeiro is well known as the world’s premiere beach destination. Will I wear my bikini or not as they are also known for their nude or clothing optional beaches…BIKINI’S ARE DANGEROUS!

Story  4 Bikini’s are Dangerous 5

When you are unsure about your body, being around those who are not only fit and trim but bikini clad can be inhibiting as well as distracting. As I work on my body, my confidence and my attraction to this bikini clad body that helps me achieve these results develops. Finally admitting our mutual attraction leads to a situation that proves BIKINI’S ARE DANGEROUS!

Story  5 Internet Dreamers

Leah is blonde, Anglo, and up until recently, unable to fulfill her fantasies that she has been having with her internet friend for months. A sudden windfall allows her to seek out her friend, her potential lover, and fulfill those wants, desires, and fantasies.

Carmen has never felt like this for an Anglo, she herself is a Latina and her friends cannot understand her being faithful to a woman she has never met.

Meeting each other for the first time is explosive.

Story  6 Snoggered

Relaxed inhibitions happen when my girl drinks double her quota…

Story  7 The Rockhound

Sam is a unique woman. She goes after what she wants in life, wherever it may take her. This time it takes her to Southeast Asia to pan for diamonds in the islands. It’s dirty, hot, and dangerous. Her trip is worth it though as she finds what she came for, finding a woman who is intrigued by her, the adventure, and more is just a bonus. Felicia goes along on another trip; could it be fatal for both of them to go deep in the jungle to search for these elusive stones?

Story  8 Stolen

Loving a woman is hard enough, living with her is as well, add children to the mix it makes it impossible, especially when they are STOLEN!

Sheila went through a painful divorce, her ex-husband is bitter and vindictive.  Leaving him for another person, a woman is more than he can bear, revenge is on his mind!

Story 9 Agitated

Alone in the Laundromat can she get away with what she needs to do, does she dare? What about when she is discovered?

Story 10 Charming Thief ~Snake Island~

What do you do when you are offered more money for one single act than most people can make in a year?  What do you do with skills so refined that only a thief can appreciate them?  Do you enjoy travel?  Seeing the world?  Meeting new and exciting people?  How can you put all these things into one package and call it a ‘career?’

Simone, Marie, Jane, Adelina, Mary or whatever name she chooses to use at the moment has a unique set of skills and a different outlook on life.  Anonymous, pretty, she uses anything at her fingertips to get the job done.  Join her as she uses them to go to one of the most dangerous islands in the world to bring back a specific item for a client who has commissioned her.  Will she be able to obtain it when she finds out she has been misled, will it kill her, get her killed, or will she wind up in a Brazilian prison for the rest of her days?

Story 11 Love of my LIFE

I meet the love of my life, a whirlwind romance, love, passion, and happily ever after…right? Marriage, until death do us part…..

Story 12 Quickie in an Elevator, GOING DOWN?

A short story~Living out a fantasy in your mind is one thing, having that fantasy come to life is another…the title is self-explanatory

Story 13 Into the Garden

My dream lover takes me on an adventure…into the Garden

Story 14 Menage a WHAT?

A butch dream…making her femme’s fantasy come true…

Story 15 An Affair to Forget

The worst two weeks of my life…

Available in PAPERBACK and E-BOOK:

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Full Cover Anthology

 

Interview for LAWYERED

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Interview for LAWYERED:

Tell us about the main character:  Nia Toyomoto, I just love how that name rolls off my tongue.  Saying it completely just does something for me.  I made it up, or so I think I did, but her character developed on its own.  She is complex, a classic over achiever and successful at an early age on so many levels.  She graduates high school early, college early, and gets her ‘dream’ career early only to realize she missed a few things along the way, such as relationships.

She is exposed to some classic ‘bad’ boys and girls.  From a serial murderess, to a professional thief, to the spoiled rich boys of sports and things of that nature.

Finding out she is attracted to women and dealing with that with her own insecurities show a side of her that is vulnerable.  I like vulnerable, it shows the human side of her and I think everyone who reads this book is going to enjoy Nia.

Tell us about some of the secondary characters: Nia’s best friend is Annie, she’s a bi-sexual and very down to earth.  She keeps Nia grounded and doesn’t let her become too stale in her attitudes on life.  I introduced some characters from other books.  Alice from my Malice series, Simone from my Charming Thief series, Sasha from my Kept novella, I enjoyed letting them play together.  Nia also has a group of about a dozen women she meets (or tries to meet) every Thursday and I introduce several characters this way, some of whom appeared in the other books I’ve mentioned, a way of tying all my books into each other.

So the book isn’t ‘just’ about Lawyers?  Oh no, it is much more than that.  It delves into first times, her personal life, coming to grips with her sexuality, dealing with abuse, falling in love.  It’s a very complex story and one a lot of us can relate to because life is so very complex.

Nia’s ‘assistant’ Colleen because a major character, would you describe her:  Colleen I felt was a wimpy character at first.  I am attracted to and I portray strong female characters.  Colleen though surprised me as she dealt with so much in her own life and her admiration for boss that developed into so much more.  She is actually one of those quietly strong women who take care of things without making a big deal of it.  I actually came to admire her as she came out in my story.

What do you want your readers to come away with from this story?: That anyone can surprise you, what you think you know about someone isn’t necessarily who or what they are.  That they can change, they can grow, and they aren’t a stereotype.  I think a lot of women will relate to this story and admire the characters as they develop throughout the book.

 Lawyered is due out soon from Shadoe Publishing!  Watch for the news on my blog and website as well as on social media!

New Short Erotic Fantasy Story BUTCH CENTRIC

As many of you know, I don’t write Butch type stories and I’m sorry for this oversight.  I think this particular short story though will help dispel that ‘problem.’  In it a butch by the name of Lenny gives her femme Zoe the ultimate fantasy come true.  Take a look, for .99 on Amazon, it’s worth it!

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WHAT have I been up to?

This last winter I knew was going to be brutal, so I planned for it.  I had projects lined up all winter long with the intention of writing, writing, and oh yeah…WRITING!  But I also proofed for fellow authors who publish under the Shadoe Publishing label.  I am NOT nor would I EVER claim to be an editor.  I proof.  That means I can catch some snafu’s that we all make, the common things that drive authors crazy because when we read our OWN work, we don’t see them.  Sounds silly but all authors go through this.  It’s demoralizing because it’s usually silly stupid stuff that have us banging our foreheads on the proverbial keyboard.

So what did I manage to get out for myself this last winter?  How far back should I go?  Well, since Winter officially starts Dec 21, I’ll start with:

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In the midst of the Great Depression, Cassandra (Cass) Scheimer is trying to keep the family farm afloat in the Big Woods of Wisconsin…alone.  As a local midwife and struggling backwoods doctor, she certainly doesn’t need more mouths to feed. 

Stephanie Evans is a widow enceinte with her third child.  She accepts a kind strangers offer of marriage in exchange for keeping house for him…but he never shows up to claim her.  While dealing with unrequited guilt and the desperation of impoverished motherhood, falling in love with Cass is the least of her worries.

For Cass, having been in love with a woman once before, she feels it couldnt possibly happen twice.  When it does, Cass is convinced the love cannot be returned.  Can she and Stephanie keep it hidden from the prying eyes of children and the meddling neighbors in this small rural community?    

Can Cass deal with the guilt she feels over her brothers injury, an injury that prevents him from doing his duty for their country?  Joining the Nursing Corps may put too much stress on her newfound relationship with Stephanie.  The woman who returns from the war and the woman left behind on the farm are not the same people who once fell in love.  Can they return to being lovers after years spent apart?  Destiny put them in each other’s path, but World War II has tearing them apart. 

This is The Journey Home.

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Then in January…after releasing a couple of our authors books besides mine…I stopped slacking off and got myself to work again (that WAS a joke) and released:

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Among the majestic shoreline of the Central Coast of California lies a secret…Leah Van Heusen finds a hidden staircase….

The ancient house she finds among the overgrown foliage is amazing…and eerie, most wouldn’t even step a foot closer but she is intrigued and feels drawn to the old mansion….

Leah finds more than she bargains for after seeking out the owner and purchasing the entire estate for a dollar. As she starts to restore it, she finds out who her real friends are, she also finds out who her family really is…What’s a few ghosts between friends?

Between repairs, upgrades, and finding out the houses secrets, Leah has her hands full.  Finding out her sexuality and dating is the least of her worries.  As her beloved dream of an Inn becomes reality she finds it suddenly in jeopardy, who will kill for it or the immense fortune that she has found?

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Then as January came to a close with a lot of drama and fanfare and a release of another authors book…I got off my backside and REALLY got to work as I released a short, then four novella’s, and another short…or two:

Love of my LIFE

I meet the love of my life, a whirlwind romance, love, passion, and happily ever after…right? Marriage, until death do us part…..

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Book 11 Minor Malice

What makes Alice, well…Alice?

From an early age she was always, ‘different.’  People noticed it, from her unusual eyes that changed when she felt intense emotions, to her brain, and her peculiar habits.

Is a ‘serial killer’ actually ‘born’ or is she ‘made?’

Here we find out more about the Alice of her youth and why some of the things in her life made her the way she is…

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Book 12 Morally Malice

Alice is tired of the killing; she wants a nice, normal life.  Circumstances won’t let her though and although she has tried to do the ‘right’ thing, the ‘moral’ thing, life won’t allow her to do anything but what she needs to do to protect her family from those that would hurt them.

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Book 13 Morose Malice

The possible end of Alice’s marriage means that she has to leave the home she has built with Kathy.  She moves back to New York to start over.  Running into her college roommate and former lover sets off a chain of events that even Alice couldn’t anticipate or control.

Meeting new people and renewing old friendships we learn a bit more about Alice and who she was to become the person she is.  The new people in her life though means new changes are in store for our beloved Alice.  Changes she might just not like.

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Book 14 Melancholy Malice

Left alone to deal with the enormity of the estate that was willed to her Kathy must go on alone.  Can she deal with the children, the finances, the legitimate and not so legitimate business dealings? The many surprises in store for her, some welcome, some not so welcome begin to change Kathy.

Meeting the ‘other’ women in Alice’s life as well as many people she didn’t know were in her life may prove to be too much for Kathy.  Will she rise up to the occasion or fail horribly?  Perhaps Alice saw more in Kathy than she herself knew was there?

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Quickie ~In an Elevator, GOING DOWN ~

A short story~Living out a fantasy in your mind is one thing, having that fantasy come to life is another…the title is self-explanatory

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Into The Garden

My dream lover takes me on an adventure…into the Garden

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And not that I haven’t been working on a new novel for your enjoyment but we re-released another one under a new title.  Apparently some people are ‘shy’ about the word EROTICA so we released the book under a new ‘title’ called SHORTS in paperback ONLY:

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Formerly released as EROTICA, this book is being re-released as SHORTS containing 20 short stories including: 1. Bent over Backwards 2. Fantasy 3. Wet 4. Family Night 5. Bikini’s are Dangerous 6. Quickie ~ Against the Car 7. Kept 8. Quickie ~ Against the Wall 9. Quickie ~ Over the Couch 10. Mile High Club 11. Ghostly Love 12. Quickie ~ Under the Pier 13. Bikini’s are Dangerous 2 14. On the Parkway 15. Stable Affair 16. Dream of the Beach 17. Bikini’s are Dangerous 3 18. Heel or Heal 19. Wet ~ Again 20. Kiss

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 So as you can SEE it’s been a busy last few months…I hope you caught one of these and enjoyed it and look for NEW one(s) coming soon!

Also, we updated the website, you know in my ‘spare’ time…so check it out and let me hear from you, the fans!  It’s why I do what I do!

Book Signing 101

quill-pen_for_webThere are a lot of people out there who have NEVER been to a book signing.  I would like to direct you to this wonderful article that may help the fans of artists they enjoy:

http://bookriot.com/2013/01/04/best-of-book-riot-dos-and-donts-at-author-events/

Why am I directing you to this you ask?  Well, I’m kinda working on the possibility of doing a book tour this summer!  YAY!  And as I hadn’t done this before like this I thought we all might get a bit over zealous. 408469_466297396764557_1753012345_n It also gives me an opportunity to let my fans know what I am planning.  (Remember the best laid plans of mice and women…) But it’s in the early stage and I will let you know as I know more too!  Meanwhile, get your thinking caps on and let me know WHERE in the United States you might like me to visit.  Towns, Cities, Coffee Shops, Book stores, Bars…Hey I’m flexible and if they are willing to host a Lesbian fiction writer and I’m traveling in that area, this might be a beautiful thing!  Let me know!

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