Strong Women by K’Anne Meinel

Women and Words

by K’Anne Meinel

I’m a big proponent of writing about strong women in my books. I have sixty-five published works now. All but two are what I’d consider Lesbian Fiction. One of them does have a lesbian character but no sex, just a strong story line. People may wonder why I always have strong women in my stories. I believe that just because a woman is strong doesn’t mean she doesn’t have problems, vulnerabilities, or a life, a story to tell and I tell about them, about the journey. People’s perceptions of what makes a woman strong sometimes bothers me, they perceive strong women as usually ‘butch’ or ‘bitchy’ or a host of other descriptions that aren’t accurate. What they fail to realize is what it takes to be that STRONG of a woman. The drama, the life experiences, the whole she-bang (pun intended). It isn’t about the…

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NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 16: Free eBook Download!

Frivolous Views

Now that I have your attention….

If you have found your way to this blog post by doing a Google search that looks something like this – “[Author] [Book title] Free download” – well, let me tell you, friend, you have come to the wrong blog.

What you are doing is partaking in piracy. And it’s illegal. Check the front of just about every book you read and you’ll see the following (or something similar): “All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from the publisher.” In other words, don’t give this to a friend. Don’t post this on the internet. Don’t print this out and mass distribute copies.

Just don’t.

Let me repeat: it’s illegal. Not just for those who do the sharing, posting, distributing. If you’re downloading this material and reading…

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Macabre Malice


Framed for a crime she didn’t do, Kathy battles to retain her freedom from corrupt cops out to ‘get her.’  An unexpected bit of help comes from an Internal Affairs cop set on putting dirty cops away.  Certain that Kathy has been targeted by this unscrupulous group, Special Agent Linda Miller not only helps Kathy and Portia to prove her innocence, she finds herself attracted to Kathy.

Can feelings of gratitude and admiration turn to love for the widowed Kathy?  She can never reveal her full past to this cop who she finds herself attracted to.  Will Linda accept that there will always be some parts of Kathy’s life that she cannot know about or will her investigative skills get in the way of their happiness?

Constant reminders and comparisons to the woman she first loved make it hard for Kathy to commit herself fully to their budding romance.  How can she move on when the past keeps sending things forward to tell her that it isn’t done with her?


Abigail reviews Out at the Inn by K’Anne Meinel

The Lesbrary


Yes, that title is a pun.

Unsure what I was in the mood to read, I started this book because from my cursory glance at the description I thought it was a mystery novel. It quickly became apparent that it was not. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was enjoying the novel, a modern drama set in central California. An update on the rags-to-riches story, at first this book almost reads like a slice of life. The writing style is casual (and could use some editing, but if you’re not a stickler for grammar or irked by improper punctuation, it is perfectly readable). A huge portion of the book is basically a how-to manual on refurbishing an abandoned mansion to turn it into a working inn. It brought back fond memories of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but without the professional crew. Instead, the work was mostly done…

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Malice Masterpieces 3 Books Eleven through Fifteen

Malice Masterpieces 3 - Copy


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.


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.


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.


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?


Angry at being left alone to cope with the enormous fortune Alice left her, Kathy has to learn to deal with business, family, and a blackmailer who is certain he has her over a barrel.  Dealing with the life she now leads she doesn’t realize until it’s too late how much Alice and her ‘lessons’ have influenced her and her reactions.  ‘Accidentally’ killing her blackmailer leads to being a target by his brother with the apparent backing of the L.A.P.D.  Being in their crosshairs she realizes she has to change her strategy as life seems to get away from her and the enormity of it all may come crashing down on her and her family.