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About 20 years ago I purchased a little alarm clock for about $10.  I specifically chose this one because it appealed to my sense of humor.  s-l300It not only digitally showed the time, it also announced the time in a digitally enhanced voice on the hour, and it also had a choice of two alarms, one that buzzed with an annoying buzz, buzz, buzz and the other, that crowed like a rooster.  onlineclock-why-roosters-crowAt first this cock-a-doodle-doo  was cute and new, a novelty really…but later it became annoying and I deliberately left it across my warehouse because sometimes I fell asleep in my office and it got me up to go turn off the annoying thing.  Not on snooze, no, never on snooze, but turn that sucker OFF!  I can imagine when I wasn’t there it annoyed the cats I kept in the warehouse…lol.   Fast forward a few years, I emptied out one of my warehouses where I had kept this cheap little clock and brought it and some furniture home to an unused bedroom.   Unfortunately, I forgot about it, it got put on a shelf or in a cabinet and the furniture that was going into storage, blocked me from ever finding it.  I must have also forgotten that I had replaced the battery with a new Duracel (damn you good battery!). duracell-aa You recall that it announced the hour, on the hour, verbally?   I am certain you can turn off this function, but, of course, you have to be able to FIND the darn alarm clock.  So ever hour, twenty-four hours a day, it goes off.  I’m mostly able to tune it out, but, at night, when everything in the house is very quiet, when I’m losing sleep over a story and my active mind won’t allow me to sleep, I hear it, EVERY.SINGLE.HOUR on the HOUR!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought of moving that HEAVY oak furniture to just FIND it, but when the actual time comes to go find the clock, I’ve forgotten it for another hour…or two, or twenty-four.  I don’t actually ALWAYS hear it as it is so common in my household; we’re used to it…right?  That battery must have been an extra super charged one, the top on the line, as it didn’t seem to die for the first four years or so.  Then I noticed the time was a little off, and not just for daylight savings time.  Every month or two or twelve it would be a little further behind.  First it was the hour for daylight savings time, but that was okay, after all it was right half the year right?  Then it was off five minutes here, and five minutes there.  It is now off half an hour off as I’m sure the battery is finally dying, but not enough to stop the hourly chime of the clock going off.  Now that it’s winter, it’s officially off an hour and a half, I have to stop, think, and calculate what the actual time is when I hear it.  God I hope that battery dies soon.  I’m just so very thankful I didn’t leave the rooster’s cock-a-doodle-doo on for a daily wakeup call…but then, it might have worn down the battery faster.  Here is an actual picture of the clock itself that I found by googling it, you too can own one of these for only about $10…if you want to have the enjoyment I have experienced at its hands (pun intended to clock people).41BosBldwjL

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PIRATED LOVE and What people are saying about it ~

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on January 25, 2016
This book was awesome and the writer brings the characters to life. I recommend it to all those who enjoy a good read – full of excitement and adventure!
on January 3, 2016
The cover of the book drew me in, but the story kept me reading. This book was lent to me by a friend, and I have to say that it was quite and enjoyable read. The characters were well thought out and the story flowed smoothly. It was a bit longer than I am used to, but it was a welcome change. I have read more from this author, and look forward to more.
on December 17, 2015
K’Anne knocks it out of the ball park. I love a swashbuckling good tale. This has all the earmarks of that. With the damsel in distress and the complex captain who rescues her from a life of horror. I’d recommend this for an afternoon read. I didn’t put it down until I was done.
on December 16, 2015
Just finished this book and am waiting on book 2!!! loved it……..loved the characters and the twists in the story. The ending had me hoping i had read it wrong! Well worth buying for yourself or for a xmas present! Another fantastic book by K’Anne Meinel!
I really enjoyed this story
on December 17, 2015
I really enjoyed this story. I was surprised by that as I would not normally read this type of book. I am impatiently waiting for the next one lol
This is worth an afternoon read. Enjoy
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We did something a little different on this one, I won’t tell you what, I’ll just let you go and find out for yourself whether it is the paperback or the e-book…I do hope you enjoy this FIRST in the series and will enjoy the SECOND, due out this Spring, as much!  ~K’Anne
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Lady Claire Von Hagen was en route to the island of Baleniesia, in the Caribbean, to meet the man her father had dictated she would marry. Lord Von Hagen, Governor of Baleniesia, ruled his island and his daughter with an iron fist, and he had determined that marriage to the distasteful, but wealthy and titled, Sir Edmund Fitzhugh, would be most advantageous. Lady Claire was sailing to Baleniesia to submit to marriage when her ship was captured by pirates. Her abductor, a pirate Captain known as Black Betty, had other plans for Lady Claire. 

Claire had never experienced love of any kind, and she had certainly never conceived of the things that went on between two women. Black Betty taught her things that surprised her, and the freedom she experiences with this woman, and their developing love, capture Claire’s heart. From the islands of the Caribbean to the shores of Canada, and on from there to the continent of Africa and the Orient… together they experience things both had only dreamt about.

Will they survive the dangers of the high seas and the first years of a relationship that neither expected to find?

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Coming in spring of 2016

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Amelia Island Book Festival

Hello!

I’m pleased to announce I will be attending the Amelia Island Book Festival in Florida this February 18, 19, 20.  I’ll be happy to bring you books (if you want specific ones) and sign the ones I’m bringing. Please let me know by emailing me if you want those specific ones since I cannot bring them all!

Come get your CARDS!

I look forward to meeting my fans, making some new ones, and perhaps having some fun in the sun!  It’s been a wintery mess in the United States and I’ve been fortunate that it hasn’t hit here in the Northwoods! (knock on wood, gawd knows we have enough trees here!)  I know by the middle of February I will have a definite case of cabin fever!  So anyone seeing this white WHITE woman from the Northwoods, please proceed with caution, sunglasses (the glare will blind you otherwise), and please come say hello!  I’ll probably be the one with the red hat…IMG_0201  If my skin is red, then tell me to get OUT of the sun!  I burn EASILY!

Hope to see you there!