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Today I’m sharing my blog with a friend and fellow author Alex Westmore.  Alex turned me on (pardon the pun) to writing in the FIRST LGBT Kindleworld EVER on Amazon.  She was fortunate enough to have many authors take one of her stories and create more stories using her characters.  They went into space, they sailed the high seas, you may remember my own Sayyida…which was based on Alex’s own character in her book!  I’d like to tell you a little about two of her books here (Click on her pictures to purchase the book(s)):

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By Alex Westmore
Escaping a broken heart isn’t easy. Putting the pieces back together is even harder.

When Harper finds her husband in bed with another woman, she flies as far away from her crumbling life as she can. Although she signs up to volunteer for a village co-op in Egypt, a mishap lands her instead in the untamed wilds of South Africa. With new dangers lurking around every corner, Harper’s heart may not be the only thing that ends up broken, burned, and bruised.

She soon finds companionship in the company of a baby elephant who needs rescuing even more desperately than she does. But the unforgiving landscape and determined poachers could mean risking her own life to secure a better one for this new friend. Will Harper find a way to move to the rhythm of Africa? Or will this prove to be yet another off-beat adventure in her uncoordinated life?

And, most of all, why do her insides twirl whenever Sam draws near? For Harper, the answer could mean the difference between life and death, love or loneliness.
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The Pirate’s Booty

By Alex Westmore
Pirate Chicks, Lusty Wenches, Sword Fights and Plunder? What’s not to love?
When Quinn Gallagher’s childhood friend is abducted from a dock in Ireland, she’ll do whatever it takes to come to the rescue–even if that means dressing as a man and joining the crew of one of the most notorious pirate captains the world has ever seen.

Quinn soon finds there is much to enjoy living as a man, in particular the company of other women. When she finds herself falling hard for Lady Fiona, a woman far above her own station, she is torn between revealing her true identity and continuing the façade of being a male pirate. Love is never easy, especially in the sixteenth century and especially under false pretenses.

Can Quinn live with one foot in two different worlds, or must she consign herself to either the lusty life of a pirate or the loveless life of a noble woman? Come sail the high seas in this exciting and erotic adventure with the fierce pirate Gallagher as your guide. You’re in for a wild ride and may even score some booty along the way.
The first in a series of 6.
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913sLcJUJsL._UX250_Alex Westmore, aka Linda Kay Silva, is a 5 time award winning author of 35 novels ranging from police action (Delta Stevens Crime Log) to historical fiction (Plundered Chronicles). She is a literature professor at a military academy where she teaches everything from America, World, and British Literature, to Modern Epic Fantasy and Creative Writing.

When not writing, Alex is traveling around the world living a wild life of an adventurer and being the story collector.

And boy does she have stories.

Alex has lived in a haunted house, been on safari on the back of an elephant, jumped from an airplane, rode rapids, and taken many Harley trips. To get closer to the paranormal action of some of her series, she has spent time with Vodoun in New Orleans, medicine men in the Southwest, and a Shaman in the Amazon. She has been a cop, a sportswriter, an ostrich rider, and a partridge in a pear tree.

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And, for more Pirate titles, please check out my own (Click on the pictures to learn more about the titles and your various purchase options:
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FREE ~ Read the first chapter of THE OUTSIDER for FREE!

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Joy Parker had the perfect childhood.  Doted on by her parents, she couldn’t imagine her childhood any different.  As a child and later a young adult, she’s ignored by her much older siblings, made to feel the outsider…until a tragedy occurs, altering her life in ways she couldn’t possibly have imagined.

The next few years of her life are vastly different from her parents’ hopes and dreams for her.  Then suddenly, another life-altering event changes the course of her life and she must make decisions she never dreamt possible.  Winning the largest lottery in Wisconsin history opens the flood gates of possibility and means Joy must again decide which direction to take with the rest of her life.

After Joy is stalked relentlessly by fortune hunters, reporters, and even her own siblings, she decides to fly away into a future that she never could have imagined, let alone planned….

What would you do if you won $341,726,178.10 after taxes?  Come along for the ride as we discover what Joy Parker decides to do with it….

Read it HERE click on the logo: crossing-quills-with-www-kannemeinel-com

Plundered Chronicles ~ Sayyida

When you are asked to participate in a truly historical moment, you don’t hesitate.  A couple of months ago I was approached by Linda Kay Silva, aka Alex Westmore to participate in the FIRST LGBT Kindle World on Amazon.  I got the concept immediately and before she could fully explain said, “YES!  Where do I sign up?”   Linda Kay said, “I KNEW YOU would get IT!”

She lent me a copy of one of the books that she had written and I read it over the course of two days.  From her novel PLUNDERED I took a couple of her characters to create my OWN novella SAYYIDA.  Sayyida is a REAL historical figure but not much was known about this Pirate Queen.  She was also Queen of a Morroccan province called Tétouan.  It was a fascinating glimpse of history (which I enjoy) as well as weaving my own story which resulted in this awesome novella:

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We will be uploading ALL of the books in the first LGBT Kindleworlds, all related to Alex Westmore’s Plundered Chronicles in the next few days!  You should be able to buy your copies on December 1, 2016 from Kindle!  I’ll post the link(s) as soon as they are available!  Meanwhile, look at me and my new author-friend’s books coming to an e-reader near you!

 

Oops, misspelled your name

You know that GREAT feeling when you get a review on your book? (Reviews)Leaving a Review...

How about your PR Agent sending out 500 (yes that many) press releases world-wide to tell about the great reviews for my book Veil of Silence?  Even GREATER feeling right?

Until…you see the proof copy and find out they misspelled your name…that’s right, 500 press releases about K’Anne Meinal (see the a vs an e). 59674177

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I’m a glass is half full (because you can always add vodka and other spirits) kinda person…so, I had a moment of horror over it and then I started to laugh…because the book is selling like HOTCAKES!  People are relating to it on so many levels~!  I’m getting great reviews, world WIDE (Reviews)! and….it is quite funny.

So…lessen learned…proof, proof, and even then proof some more AND laugh a bit, don’t take things so seriously, after all…it still works.  If you get a chance google K’Anne Meinal and see what comes up now, it’s hilarious….pages and pages of this typo, sigh, lol!

From K’Anne Meinal or as I like to sign things K’Anne Meinel…thank you to all who have read VEIL OF SILENCE, to those who will now read it, and those who can laugh along  with me!

Veil of Silence Cover You can find all your purchasing options, ebook, paperback, epub, mobi, pdf HERE.  You can even read the FIRST chapter for FREE if you wish!

Take a moment and see what all the fuss is about!  If you get a chance, leave a review!

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Meddlesome Malice is OUT! #20 in the Malice series!

Book 20 Meddlesome Malice

As she listens to the horrors that Alice and Sasha endured at the hands of their captors, Kathy realizes she has to know, she MUST know everything Alice has been up to.  She wants to understand what kept them apart these past years…beyond her own anger at what her wife is capable of.

As the gruesome details of Alice and Sasha’s story unfold, Kathy asks herself ‘Does this justify what they did and are doing to those people?  Does it explain their prolonged absence from their families?’

Follow along as Alice and Sasha go in for the kill!  Learn how they carefully plot their revenge against the people who took so much from their lives…and take just as much and more from them in return. 

Their lives, their victims’ lives, will never be the same!

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