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Coming soon: Roses & Thorns (Vampires in the Mist- Vol 6)

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  Much has happened to Rose since that fateful party at South Beach. She's been seduced by vampires, hunted on a moonlit shore, abducted to a private, hidden island,  chosen as a companion of the blood, and sent as a novice to a convent full of witches.  She was abducted by the legendary witch Ygraine, and almost killed by the mad vampire monk Savilla. In between the hair-raising adventures, she often finds herself in very interesting, romantic situations. After all, she is surrounded by lusty vampires, sexy witches, and  red-hot Scots!   Rose returns to the convent, only to be once again swept away into the most incredible adventure yet, as secrets long kept by her family come back to threaten her life and her sanity. But Rose is not the naive, young girl she once was, and now she has something bigger than herself to fight for. Come, join Rose in her world of  vampires, witches, monsters, magic, and steamy passion. Forget your troubles as she faces and conquers hers. Let the magic

Took or Baggins?

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This morning, early, I got a text message from my daughter. She is married to a great guy named Alex and living and working in Kendall, Florida. Kendall is a suburb of Miami, closer to Homestead than Miami proper. Miami is home to my children; they grew up there. Anyway, she texted me the following message: "Alex just called me a Took. He says I'm a Took and he's a Baggins." The message brought a burst of laughter to my lips. I experienced a sweep of emotion that most of you would be hard-pressed to understand. First, you'd have to know the frame of reference. What are Tooks and Bagginses? If you ever read The Hobbit   and remembered it, you'd get it. Years ago, when I first read Tolkien, I also quickly identified myself as a Took. Tooks love adventures. They take chances. They get restless and shun the accepted and conventional. Tooks make a difference! They are a pain in the ass. We all want to be Tooks, but mostly, we are Bagginses. But why