New Release: Bewitching Desires: A Savannah Coven Anthology #Samhain

Just in time for Halloween, I mean Samhain, comes this new release:

RG-BewitchingDesires-cover600x900Bewitching Desires: A Savannah Coven Anthology.
Rebekah R. Ganiere, Tami Lund, Niki Daninger, Jennifer Ray, Danielle Donaldson, Sheri Williams, Michele Mohr, Maria Arell, A. E. Snow, Andra Shine, Sonja Fröjdendal, and Kay Blake

Blurb: Twelve Paranormal Stories of Love, Hate, and Desire. Bewitching Desires, The Savannah Coven Anthology, is packed full of Witches, Warlocks, Werewolves, Ghosts, and even a Reaper. All based around the great holiday of Samhain – or, as mere humans call it, Halloween. The witches of the Savannah coven are all preparing themselves for their favorite holiday, but on the night when humans and spirits collide, nothing ever goes as planned.

Journey with an angel across the country, with a reaper chasing a soul hiding in someone else’s body, to a haunted hotel, with a reluctant supreme witch who’d rather give her powers to someone else, not to mention eight other wild and intriguing encounters.

Twelve interwoven tales from bestselling and up and coming authors will have you wishing Samhain came more than once a year…

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A Fun Read for HalloweenIncluded in the anthology:

Kissed by the Reaper coverKissed by the Reaper
Rebekah R. Ganiere

Some loves are worth a battle with both heaven and hell to keep.

Blurb: Rose committed an unpardonable sin right before she died. As penance, she has been reaping souls for Lucifer for over twenty years. On Halloween night she finds herself in Podunk nowhere ushering souls back to hell when she runs into the mysteriously handsome Gabriel who’s not at all what he seems. After chasing him into a cornfield and battling an angel to get Gabriel’s soul, she leaves with more questions than answers.

Gabriel is an angel hiding out as a jumper. A soul that jumps from body to body to stay hidden on Earth. But when he finds himself mortally wounded there is only one person he can turn to for protection. The feisty and beautiful reaper who tried to kill him the year before.

With Gabriel recuperating in her bed, Rose is summoned by her boss to hell where he makes her a proposal. Find the jumper Gabriel and deliver his soul, and she will be set free. Fail and become Lucifer’s bride forever. It should be an easy choice. Problem is, Gabriel is the first person Rose has been able to touch without scaring to death in the last twenty years. And just his presence has begun to bring back hidden memories from her human life. In the end Rose will have to make the ultimate decision. Choosing Gabriel or choosing herself.

Rebekah GaniereRebekah R. Ganiere Bio:

Rebekah is an Award Winning Bestselling Author. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list the first day, in January 2014. Her Fairelle Series released in May 2014 and has won several awards including the Golden Palm and is currently up for the Rone Award. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington in 2014 and her new series Shifter Rising is releasing in 2016 from Samhain Press.

Rebekah is currently working on six series in the Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Sci-fi genres. She has three more books slated to release this year and another five for next year.

Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the Romance Writers of America Los Angeles Chapter as well as the Newsletter Editor of the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her moderating and teaching on or at RWA. Rebekah also cosplays with her kids and is a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, and Authors After Dark.

Rebekah R. Ganiere – Books with a Bite
Bestselling – Award Winning Author of:
Dead Awakenings
Fairelle Series – from Fallen Angel Press
The Society Series – from Kensington
The Shifter Rising Series – from Samhain
The Otherworlder Series – from Fallen Angel Press

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All Aboard Royal Princess #TuesdayTravels

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At last I’m getting to the posts about our cruise on the Royal Princess around the British Isles.

We took taxis to Victoria Coach Station in London to pick up a bus to take us to Southampton. We weren’t the only ones. The area designated for the Princess Cruises passengers was mobbed, and the pile of luggage outside waiting to be loaded onto lorries was gargantuan. Wish I’d taken a picture of the rows of suitcases. Ah, well.

Ocean Terminal, Southampton

Ocean Terminal, Southampton (from

After a couple of hours on the coach, we arrived at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton, one of Britain’s main ports. The Titanic sailed from here on its ill-fated maiden journey in 1912. The size of today’s cruise ships dwarfs the Titanic by quite a bit. Our ship holds nearly 4,000 passengers, while the Titanic accomodated 2,453 passengers plus hundreds of crew members, a very large ship for its time.

Emerald Princess balconies

Emerald Princess cruise ship (


Our lovely spacious cabin (my photo)


The veranda outside our cabin.

Linda and I were very pleased with our spacious cabin. It had lots of storage space, so we were able to unpack completely and stash all but one very large suitcase under the beds. The room had a refrigerator, hairdryer, and satellite TV with on demand movies. We watched several during the cruise–Cinderella, The Rewrite, The Woman in Gold and The Theory of Everything–as well as videos about our destinations and lectures about the various ports of call. Our cabin was so comfortable, we spent a lot of time there. We only made it down to the Princess Theater for one show and one port of call lecture.

We spent a fair bit of time on the veranda enjoying the ocean air.

The first photo taken on my new camera shows two happy cruisers.

Linda & Linda

Two happy cruisers named Linda. I’m the one in blue.

The center of the ship is a huge, beautiful, open atrium called the Piazza.


The glorious piazza of the Royal Princess cruise ship


A graceful staircase in the piazza of the Royal Princess

There are a number of shops and lounges around the Piazza, and throughout the day there is usually something going on there, a class or some kind of entertainment. It’s also where they pour a champagne fountain on the night of the Captain’s Dinner. I love the spiral staircases.

The Horizon Bistro Court, i.e. the buffet, is on the Lido deck, and that’s where we had most of our meals. The dessert bar was amazing, and the desserts were irresistible! I was a little hesitant to get on the scale when I got home, but happy to discover that I’d only gained two pounds on the trip.


Royal Princess Skywalk

The Skywalk (right) is also on the Lido Deck, and walking across it is just a little disorienting as the ship is moving. Better not to look down, I think, to the rolling waves below. I only did that once.

This was my first time cruising on such a large ship and I had a blast. I’d do it again. Have you taken a cruise? If so, where did you go? I’m looking for recommendations. Alaska, maybe? Or somewhere exotic like South America.