Welcome to Phillip Cornell w/ #Vacation #Comedy ‘Vacation to Graceland’ @Phillipthedeal @GoddessFish

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Today we have author Phillip Cornell visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
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* Phillip Cornell is a college graduate. He gained his degree in Biological Sciences, and currently works at a local pharmacy. He is the only son of Harron and Connie Cornell, and the youngest of 3 children. In 2006 his father passed away due to colon cancer, and his mom became an inspiration to him and his family in the way she supported everyone. He has a passion for all types of competitive activity, with sports being the favorite. Overall he lives for different experiences to stimulate the mind, and firmly believes that life is something that has to be lived, read about, and dissected. His biggest weakness is beautiful women, and the thought of being a failure. Firmly believing everyone deserves their moment no matter how long or short it is, Phillip listens to anyone who has something to say. The more he writes. The more he realizes what he creates, is something that needs to be shared with someone other than himself.

Today Phillip Cornell will be talking about a book he read that had a big impact on him.
* I seriously had to think about what book had an impact on me. My first thought was nothing. I could not think about one writing that made me think…….I have to be a writer. I always thought I started writing, because I have stories to tell. At least once a week, someone tells me I am a great story teller. I just encompass all that positive energy into my writings.
* With the previous statements being said, I came across a novel after I had seriously been writing for a year. There was a documentary on HBO about an author named Iceberg Slim. He was pimp who wrote novels about pimping. Immediately I was interested. How did this man get it together enough to make not one, but a series of novels.
* I looked at the documentary at least 3 times, and decide to read Iceberg Slim’s first novel PIMP. My eyes were open in a way I had never seen before. This man unapologetically wrote about his life, and it was more interesting than someone sitting at home making stuff up. Not only did he tell the truth, he described the situations he encountered in a methodical type of way. Me personally, looking at my writings, I was inspired. I could tell stories, exactly how they are, and people will accept them for what they are.
* In the documentary I watched, Iceberg Slim went through countless adversity before he was able to publish his first novel. His life included everything from sudden relocation due to legal problems, being taken advantage of by an older woman, being incarcerated, and dealing with blatant racism. I sat there learning about this man through the documentary and the novel, and I thought to myself…..Why I can’t do it? I mean really! Why can’t I do it?
* I was not looking for this novel, it found me! I was a writer before I discovered it, but I can assure you I became a different writer after I read it. Iceberg Slim’s PIMP changed me. It did not change my writing style, but it gave me a confidence about myself. People will respond to honesty and you telling them how things really are. Coming to this realization helped me to be freer as a writer, and not worry about what critics will think about the subjects I choose to write about.

A look into…

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~ Blurb ~

* A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.

~ Excerpt ~

* Stanley offered me some shrimp, so I took his offer. When I grabbed one of the shrimp, it still had the exoskeleton on it. Stanley had cooked the shrimp without cleaning them or removing the exoskeleton! He told everyone that this was how shrimp was prepared in the Caribbean. I peeled the exoskeleton off my shrimp, and used my finger to split the back open. I then pulled the black residue out the back of the shrimp, then began to eat my shrimp. I knew this was not how Caribbean people cooked their shrimp. My uncle was born and raised in the Bahamas and he never offered shrimp to me like that! I knew that Stanley wanted shrimp. He was just too lazy to peel and clean them before he cooked them.
* I ate 2 shrimp, but did not eat more for fear of getting sick. While eating my shrimp, I met another person who was closer to me in age. He was 21, wild, and rambunctious. He reminded me of my 22 year old nephew, who had not come on this trip. This person’s name was Tae. He told me he was from Detroit. He was heavy into designer clothes, and dressed as if the name on his clothing was more important than the actual fashion of what was being worn. Tae’s outfit was somewhat comical. He was wearing True Religion swimming trunks, but he was not going swimming. If that did not make sense, he strung a Gucci belt through the novelty belt loops in his overpriced swimming trunks. To match his trunks and belt, Tae had on a Hollister shirt and a snap back ball cap. His shoe game was nice though. He had some low top Nike shoes that were smooth in design. My overall critic of his outfit was that he was a designer whore. I never told Tae my thoughts on his clothing selection. I just assumed he would grow out of his designer infatuation someday.

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Thank you for joining us here today, Phillip Cornell! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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a look at Rose Wulf & ‘Lost in Magic’ @RoseWulfAuthor @evernightpub #erotic #paranormal

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Today we have author Rose Wulf visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?

* Rose Wulf is a giant romance fangirl. Hot, protective, sometimes even downright barbaric heroes and spitfire heroines are her favorites. Rose has been writing for as long as she can remember, and over the years she’s only grown fonder of it. The bonds between characters have always captivated her, and as an author those are Rose’s favorite things to play with – not always to the relief of her fictional babies!
* Behind the scenes Rose is a quiet personality. She enjoys spending her non-writing time with her German Shepherd, Shadow, her mom, and her friends. Be it a fun game of Cards Against Humanity or a relaxing movie night, Rose believes everything is better with company. As for her own romance, she’s still searching for her hero (and hoping that, when she does find him, he’ll be willing to cook!).

A look into…

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~ Blurb ~

* Hello! Thank you for having me today! I’m super excited to share with you my latest release, LOST IN MAGIC (Night Shadows 4)!
* Nearly a year after losing her best friends to vampires, Allison Drake knows it’s time for a change. And a nice cruise to the Bahamas sounds like just the ticket. She meets a sexy man on day one and knows it’ll be the vacation of a lifetime. But she’s not prepared for passengers to start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, or the implications that follow.
* Mick Darringer is on the cruise not for the destination, but for the distraction. He needs to lay low and he knows the Council would never think to look for an earth witch on a cruise. It wasn’t part of his plan to meet a beautiful woman, but he’s not about to walk away. Ali captivates him from the moment he lays eyes on her.
* But it’s not long before they learn that this cruise has problems. Problems in the form of vampires.

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* I should call Mick. He was bound to start worrying. And it wasn’t like she didn’t want to hear his voice. She was just worried the distance of a phone call would actually make her feel worse. You’re stalling. But calling herself out on her cowardice didn’t seem to be working this time.
* Ali nearly jumped out of her skin when someone knocked loudly on her door.
* She tightened her arms around herself and looked toward the locked door. Would it be Warner again?
* “This isn’t over, Ali,” Warner had said with one hand on the door handle. Whether he’d actually said it as a threat or she’d simply heard it is as one she’d never know. But it’d been nearly half an hour since that conversation and he didn’t strike her as patient.
* I wish these doors had peepholes. She didn’t understand why those things weren’t standard. But sitting alone on her bed wasn’t going to chase away whoever was at the door. Just answer it, tell them off, and then call Mick. He was surely waiting. It’d been a few minutes now since the announcement that the impromptu lockdown was over and they were all free to roam about the ship again. There was even the chance, she supposed, that the person at the door was Mick.
* That was the thought that finally propelled her to her feet.
* Still, her stomach clenched as she slid back the deadbolt. Just a peek. Mick was probably waiting by his phone. Why would he be worried about her?
* It was a long moment before Allison realized she was staring into concerned green eyes. Gorgeous, familiar green eyes. She almost felt like crying. Almost.
* “Mick?” As if that face could belong to anyone else.
* “Ali,” he said on an exhale. There was an echo of fear in that voice. “I was worried.”
* Her heart swelled and she opened the door properly, managing a smile. “Come inside,” she said. She didn’t want to be out and about in her hall at the moment.
* Mick didn’t need to be asked twice. He stepped in, waited for her to shut the door, and then promptly pulled her by the hips up to his chest. He found her lips hungrily and she moaned as his tongue slipped into her mouth.
* Ali curved her arms around his shoulders, letting one hand thread its way into his hair as their tongues danced. There was something in this kiss. Something more than attraction and opportunity. And whatever it was, she liked it. Wanted to lose herself in it.
* Which was probably why he released her lips moments later.
* “Are you okay?” he asked, his voice thick and his hands still heavy on her hips. Possessive. Comforting.
* Stupid tears threatened her eyes for a moment but she fought them back and rested her head on Mick’s strong shoulder. Lie. Tell him yes.
* “What’s wrong, baby?” This question was soft, washing right through her, punctuated by the arms he wrapped around her waist.
* She hadn’t really wanted to lie to him, anyway.

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Thank you for joining us here today, Rose Wulf! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.