Friday, December 4, 2015

#CelebrateTheSmallThings #TBMarkinson #NewRelease

T B Markinson's 
New Release

Look at this fantastic cover!!!

Graduate student Lizzie Petrie feels more comfortable around books than people. Although an expert in the Hitler Youth, she’s a novice in love. Her former lesbian lover is blackmailing her, and not even those closest to Lizzie know the full story of their abusive relationship.
When visiting high school English teacher Sarah crosses Lizzie’s path at the campus, their attraction is instant, but not without complications. As they start to spend more time together, suspicions arise from both women in this sexy piece of LGBT fiction.
Plenty of good-natured teasing takes place between lovers as well as between PhD students in this lesbian contemporary romance. No relationship path ever runs smoothly, and oftentimes, those who can’t keep their mouth shut hasten necessary confrontation.
Lizzie finds herself buried in a mess of lies in this romantic comedy. The harder she tries to keep Sarah and the rest of her friends from finding out the truth about her first girlfriend, the more endearingly clueless she becomes.
“Do you think I’m pathetic?” I asked Ethan as he added gobs of sugar to his Starbucks house blend.
         He dipped his head almost a foot and peered at me through his spectacles. “How am I supposed to answer that?”
         “Honestly. Do you think I’m pathetic?”
         Ethan maneuvered his lanky frame past three untidy tables and I followed, grimacing at the messiness of the place, until we settled on one that was almost clean. It was a little after ten on Saturday, and although it was quiet now, the early morning rush must have taken the staff by surprise. Two teenagers leaned against the counter, dazed and confused.
         “Okay, what’s got your panties in a bunch this morning?” Ethan set down his coffee, took off his coke-bottle thick glasses, and cleaned them with a cloth.
         “The other night, William and Janice got on my case about how long it’s been since I experienced The Big O.” I didn’t bother whispering the last part. Aside from the employees behind the counter, the place was deserted.
         “The Big O?” He hitched up one of his thin eyebrows.
         “You know. In bed.”
         “Oh, you mean the last time you had an orgasm.” He wiped both eyes with his fingers before replacing his glasses. “And?”
         “And what?”
         He snorted. “When was the last time?”
         I scratched my chin. “Not sure really. Meg.”
         “That was well over a year ago.”
         “Good grief. Not you as well. For someone who doesn’t like sex, I didn’t think you would gang up on me, too.”
         “Gang up on you?” He laughed. “I’m just curious.” He ignored my comment about not liking sex. With the exception of coffee, Ethan disliked fluids of all types, but especially bodily fluids. It made me wonder how he’d managed to get married. “And their comments got you thinking?” he added.
         “Yes. I mean no. Maybe,” I stammered. “I just keep thinking about it.”
         “About what? The Big O or not having anyone in your life?” As usual, Ethan hit the nail on the head.
         “Just the other day, I ran into one of my former professors. This guy is ancient, in a wheelchair, and he smells like an old person who’s about to move on to the next world. Out of the blue he started telling me about how he and his lady friend went to the movies. I was flabbergasted. How did he have a lady friend? I don’t even have a pet. Not even a goldfish.”
         “Do you want a lady friend?” Ethan’s tone bordered on teasing.

Buy Link: 
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About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order.
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Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

This Week I'm Celebrating New Life 
and again, I'm asking for prayers.

My daughter's expecting Baby #2. Little Sam is going to have a sister or brother in February!!! 
However, since the beginning, there's been a few problems.

I Believe in the power of Prayer!!!

And that's why I'm asking for few prayers for not only Niki's unborn baby, but for ALL unborn babies with Birth Defects.

Thank you and God Bless!!!


  1. I'll be thinking of your family and hoping that all turns out well. Waiting to see how everything turns out can be agonizing, but support from family and friends can make all the difference.

    One of the scariest things that happened to me was when I was in labor with my youngest son. The cord was wrapped around his neck, so the delivery was rather panicked. After he came out, shocked by the rather traumatic way he came into the world but otherwise okay, I started bleeding heavily. In the end, all was well, but it was tense there for awhile. Bringing new life into the world can be a tricky but beautiful thing indeed.

    1. Yes, I agree. We all have our scary stories about delivering a baby!!!

    2. That must have been so scary for you, LG but I"m glad all is well now.

  2. Sending positive thoughts! This must be a stressful wait, but also very exciting. And it sounds like your daughter has a strong support system.

    Thanks so much for promoting A Clueless Woman.

  3. Oh gosh--praying for your daughter! So glad to be part of this big blog tour for TB's new book this week.

  4. Congratulations to TB.
    Will be praying for your daughter.

  5. Oh, I'll will be sending all kind of prayers and good wishes for your daughter and soon-to-be grandchild. Hugs!

    Congrats to TB!

  6. Best wishes to your daughter and the new baby! Prayers coming her way that all is well with Sam's little sibling and other babies everywhere. They're all precious.

  7. Best wishes to your daughter and the new baby! Prayers coming her way that all is well with Sam's little sibling and other babies everywhere. They're all precious.

  8. Many prayers to your daughter and your newest grandbaby! I believe in the power of prayer too :)

  9. Do you want a lady friend? I almost died. That excerpt was hilarious. Sending prayers stat.

  10. We'll send our prayers your and your daughter's way. And that is a lovely cover!

  11. Congrats to TB! That cover is awesome, for sure.

    And, oh gosh, so sorry your daughter already has things to worry about when it comes to her unborn baby. Will think positive thoughts for them!

  12. TB's got a new book? Awesome. I just won her previous book The Miracle Girl.
    Sending a boost of positivity your way. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  13. Congrats to T.B. on her new book! So sorry to hear about your daughter's troubles. My daughter was a preemie, born seven weeks early. She spent two weeks in the hospital before coming home. She's taller than me now and turned out fine. Many prayers coming your way. Miracles do happen.

  14. Congrats to TB. Loved the excerpt!

    I'm sorry that the usual joy of expecting comes with some heartache this time. I'm sure she'll need support and that you'll be there to give it to her.