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December 13, 2013

A little help to get you through the holiday crazies! 

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Published on December 13, 2013 11:44 • 64 views

December 10, 2013

7 MINUTES IN HEAVENRHAIN CAHILLBook One, Are You Game SeriesDecember 10, 2013Contemporary RomanceSamhain PublishingPages: 152ISBN: 9781619219786
It’s all fun and games until their hearts are on the line. 
Cassandra Moreland’s hard work to build her party-planning business is starting to pay off. There’s only one thorn in her side—a six-foot-five wall of testosterone throwing his weight around while she supervises her friend Lil’s first party. Butting heads doesn’t work. Ignoring him really doesn’t work. Not when he makes her pulse race and her palms sweat. But no way will she give in to his demand to shut the rowdy party down.
Lucas Wilhelm, head of McDermott Security, can’t believe the pint-sized brunette has the balls to go toe-to-toe with him. Strangely enough, that sassy mouth of hers isn’t ticking him off. It’s tightening his groin and stirring something much hotter than anger.
A stolen moment in a pantry leads to a challenge that pushes each other’s sexual boundaries to the limit. Except the rules go up in flames when they realize they’re not just playing around. They’re playing for keeps. 
Warning: Contains an alpha male who’s used to being in charge, and a tough-as-steel woman who isn’t going down easy. Involves the use of beads, but not in the way you might think.
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Rhain Cahill is the alter ego of a stay-at-home mother of four. With motherly duties rapidly dwindling, Rhain is able to make us of the fertile imagination she used to keep herself sane for all those years of slavery. Having spent some years living overseas and visiting topical climates hap helped inspire some steamy stories. Multi-published in erotic romance, Rhain, with the help of Mr. Muse, spends her days and nights writing. When not glued to the keyboard you'll find her book in hand avoiding any and all housework as much as possible.
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Published on December 10, 2013 04:00 • 69 views

December 8, 2013

Now that HAS to cheer you up! 
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December 4, 2013

*On SOAP Box*
It’s so very hard to stay neutral when I consider myself a strong, smart, educated woman who pays enough attention to the world around her to know that ‘things just aren’t right.’
Being the mother of two high school children, I’m aware that they actually still teach History in among so many other crap classes that won’t do them a damn bit of good in their life (But that’s for another rant). High school still has classes on Economics and Current Issues, yet is anyone listening?
I believe The Constitution, written so many years ago was from a collective of men who lived through enough tyranny, oppression, imperialism…you name it, understood more than most what to avoid when writing the law of the new world.
Is The Constitution flawless? Probably not. But then I believe in my religious studies Adam and Eve actually lived several hundred years…and well, even that changed. What the hell, I’m talking politics so I might as well place religion in the mix and piss off all kinds of people.  
Not that I need to back up my opinion, which is what this rant is in case you were guessing, but let me take you back a few years.
I grew up very poor. We had very little and there was more than one time that my mother helped support her family with Government Aide. I was taught that Democrats were politicians supporting the poor (me) and Republicans supported the rich (everyone else). When the Democrats were in office, we ate better. My mother could continue to make poor choices in her life and she’d be ‘just fine, thank you very much.’ She was so right! She could. When Republicans were in office, things tightened up and to feed the family, she needed to pay more attention... make better choices.
Why do I remember this of all things growing up…well let me tell you. As a family, we went on one, ONE, vacation growing up. We took a road trip from Washington State to Southern California and I remember very vividly a plastic toy of Jimmy Carter with a peanut as a penis. Hey, I was a kid, things like that amused me! Don’t judge. Anyway… We had the money to travel and guess what, a Democrat was in office. Now don’t go all ‘oh Bybee hates Democrats’ on me. I don’t. How could I? That vacation was epic. We had a great time. I think every parent in the country should be able to offer those things to their families. But let me tell you another little fact that I remember. My mom drank…a lot, had the problems that came with that. She never missed her packs of cigarettes. You would think the Government cheese and white label generic food would have cut those habits, but no.
Now fast forward several years. I’ve been educated as a nurse. I spend a decade in urban ER’s as an RN dealing with all kinds of people. Democrats, Republicans, rich, homeless, illegal, and the “I just got off the plane from my country but somehow have a Medical card that lets me come into your ER for FREE care, patients.” *blinks* What? Is Bybee kidding? *shakes head* Ah, no! I’m not kidding, but I wish I was. Not because I don’t think everyone should have care, but even my own family, my mother and siblings, still don’t have healthcare and yet were giving away Medical cards to people who ‘Never Worked in the USA’ That’s something that is actually written on hospital face sheets all over California. I’ll only speak for the State in which I worked. I’m sure it’s everywhere.  I know for a fact that EVERYONE who needs care can go into any ER and will get it. I know because I took care of you/them. Is it ideal? No. Not for the patient, not for the doctor or the nurse. But is it healthcare? Yes! I’ve had Smith, party of five, come in with the flu, get treated, and leave. That sounds like healthcare to me. Non-insured? No problem, we can’t turn you away. It costs a lot to come in with the flu to an ER. Some patients might apply for emergency medical, and some just don’t bother. If it was such a hardship to those that use the system like this, why do they come in so often I knew their names? Yes, I know…not everyone does this. But newsflash, if we passed a law to stop it, THAT might actually fix issues.
Am I jaded? Yeah, I know I am. I also no longer work in healthcare. And after talking to my friends still inside, I’m happier for it. Not because I don’t want to take care of people…because I do. It killed me, however, to pay huge amounts of money to see a doctor when I saw so many people abusing the system currently in place.
ENTER Obamacare:
I’m not going to go over all the bill, and what it was supposed to do for Americans that don’t have insurance. Time will prove that the people who don’t have insurance before Obamacare will still not have insurance after Obamacare. Those of us who ‘sucked it up’ and payed for their insurance, however, will pay more for less. I, for one, was canceled on my current policy. Apparently, I and my husband and my two boys ALL have to have maternity care. Because you know… men are known to get knocked up and need to be insured for such. I’ve been unable to have more children for ten years, yet I too still need to be covered if I’m miraculously with child. *shakes head* - Equal healthcare for all and all that.
On to the reason this rant is taking place…
Senator Harry Reid has waved his magic wand and decided that Obamacare isn’t for everyone. Apparently, some of his staff can just ignore this little law that is affecting every American in the county. The article written by The Washington Times out that all men are NOT created equal. If you know the right people, and can press the right political buttons, you can pass a law that you never plan on following.
Obamacare is seriously flawed. Doctors are getting out of the profession fast. A couple of articles for you to read and make your own opinions. If we keep going like we are, we’ll be looking for Grandma’s recipe for everything that ails you. “Moonshine for Everyone”  

Let me end with this… Remember the part where I told you I grew up poor? I also had a very sick sister who succumbed to her illness when she was nine. I was thirteen when she died. I’m not going to go into all the reasons as to why she passed away. I was a kid, but as a grown adult who happens to be educated as a nurse, I know there were things that could have helped her. Would she have died? Yeah. At the time, there wasn’t enough medical advances to save her. She was flown to Alabama for an advance open-heart surgery because it was the only thing that might have saved her. We didn’t have insurance. NONE! We didn’t lose our home or miss meals because of this expense. The outfits who paid for much of the expense were charities that the rich, Democrats and Republicans, donated to.
As an adult, I made damn sure I worked hard in school, became educated, and have insurance… well, I did have insurance. It was canceled and I’m not sure I’ll have anything after January 1st.
For the record… I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I think both parties are deeply flawed and might be better off flushed down the toilet…along with Obamacare.

*Off SOAP Box* 
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Published on December 04, 2013 21:45 • 63 views

December 3, 2013

I'm over at Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies. Oh My! explaining why everyone can love a kilt! Drop by and tell me why you love them...

Top 5 Reasons to Love Kilts, A Guest Post by Catherine Bybee
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Published on December 03, 2013 06:40 • 43 views

December 2, 2013

I love this review! This is for the upcoming release (January) of the fourth Weekday Bride book, Single by Saturday. Read the snippet below and then click the link to read the entire review. Thanks you BlackRaven!
"Single by Saturday is a captivating story that will warm your heart, bring tears to your eyes, and ultimately put a smile on your face as our hero and heroine find their way to one another and their Happily Ever After. While the road they take may be rocky, it’s filled with wisdom, patience, love, and most of all…hope. So, pre-order your copy of Single by Saturday today.You’ll thank me later!"BlackRaven's Reviews

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Published on December 02, 2013 15:02 • 64 views
I hope you all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving!  Here are more stops for the Highland Protector tour. Be sure to drop by and share your love for Bybee books, and read up on the other book reviews. I love all these book blogs and think you will, too!

4 1/2 Black Roses and a must read stamp of approval from
Book Pages and Dripping Ink!

"I mean, c’mon ladies who wouldn’t want to wake up in bed with a handsome Druid warrior tied to your side after knocking on death’s door." —The Reading Café
An interview of Catherine by fellow author, Ginger Ring!
"The best part is, HIGHLAND PROTECTOR can be read as a stand-alone but if you end up loving it like I did, I'm sure you'd want to backtrack and pick up the entire series." 4 Star Review from Talk Supe

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Published on December 02, 2013 09:55 • 48 views

November 25, 2013

Another fun top five as I travel through this tour... Don't forget that there are six gift cards being given away for the duration of the tour. You only need to sign up once, but I encourage to make all the stops. These are GREAT sites to bookmark to find future books.

Top 5 with Romance Reader at Heart
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Published on November 25, 2013 07:30 • 50 views

November 23, 2013

Friday, Reading Reality gave a nice B+ review for Highland Protector! Drop by and say hi. For the weekend tour stop, you can drop by Just Paranormal Romance to see my top 5 reasons to NOT time travel to sixteenth century Scotland. Fun stuff!

Reading Reality, ReviewJust Paranormal Romance, Top 5 Guest Post

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Published on November 23, 2013 06:44 • 58 views

November 20, 2013

Win one of six gift cards during this two week book blog tour. Just drop by one of the stops and check out the rafflecopter provided in the blog post. I also encourage you to visit each site as you may find a new favorite book site to visit regularly.  Happy Reading...

4/5 Star review at Got Fiction?Interview with Simply Ali!
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Published on November 20, 2013 14:10 • 51 views