Stop and Eat the Roses

Stop and Eat the Roses

by Xio Axelrod

When I first saw these apple roses pop up on my Pinterest feed, I assumed they were just carved from fruit. Beautiful, healthy and not at all decadent.

Man, was I wrong.

apple rose [Read more…]

Xio’s deep, dark secret. Oooooo…

Xio’s deep, dark secret. Oooooo…

Hello.

Get in my closet!

My name is Xio and…

I am obsessed with Alexander McQueen. No, not the man, his fashion house. (Though he was a pretty incredible person and left us far too soon.)

Each season, I scour the web for what’s new from AMQ and I am never, ever disappointed. There are some signature pieces that I have filed away as “if I ever win the lottery.” Not that I would ever wear any of AMQ’s gorgeous creations – I’m a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl and wasn’t gifted with a svelt physique – but some of them really are works of wearable art. Heck, I’d buy one just to hang on the wall.

Warning: what follows is a tiny taste of my photo collection. [Read more…]

And the winner is…

And the winner is…

Well, it’s that time of year. The stars align, shining brightly as we gaze upon them in awe. No, I’m not talking about celestial stars. I’m talking about the stars here on earth.

This is the time of year when just about every segment of the entertainment industry pats itself on the back and hands out awards for being…well…the biggest stars.

Oscars. BAFTAs. SAGs, Grammys, Golden Globes…the list seems endless. It makes you wish you’d invested in a company that makes red carpets. Ever wonder what it’s like to attend one of this glitzy events? Well, let me enlighten you. [Read more…]

Teaser: Code Red by Veronica Forand

Teaser: Code Red by Veronica Forand

23007501Jessica Wonder, a bank teller living in a remote area of Canada, fell in love with the wrong man and spirals into a month of poor choices to crush out the pain engulfing her heart.

Kieran Brody is in Canada to coordinate the swap of a Russian spy for a CIA officer. This is his last assignment. After years in the CIA, he craves a quieter life.

The assignment implodes when the CIA officer he’s in charge of bringing home dies. His Russian counterparts panic and seize Kieran and Jessica, who he nicknames Red for her crimson hair. Kieran sees through Red’s phony bravado and tries to protect her from the hell they’ve been thrust into. In the process, the fiery beauty embeds herself into his heart.

Teaser: Damned Sinner by Jami Denise

Teaser: Damned Sinner by Jami Denise

Vince Donovan has lost a lot in his life. He has lived life under a code of greed, lies and crime – never allowing anyone to get too close. After losing the empire he fought to build at the hands of a psychotic man in pursuit of revenge, Vince vows to rebuild what he once had. Along with his once protege and now partner, Jayne King, he sets out to create an empire that is based on beautiful women, sex and sin.

Kelsey Franklin is young, beautiful, sexy and should be forbidden. Kelsey is also the one woman that Vince has vowed never to have and yet is the one woman he wants and needs.

When love happens in the unlikeliest of circumstances Vince must ask himself – Is love fit for the damned and the sinner?

Teaser: The Calum by Xio Axelrod

Teaser: The Calum by Xio Axelrod

Twenty-six is too old to believe in fairytales, but tell that to Lovie’s roommate. Convinced she’ll find a real life version of her ultimate book boyfriend, Calum MacKenzie, Jo drags Lovie to the Scottish Highlands. Lovie’s no cynic *ahem* but she knows The Calum is a myth. A construct. A freaking unicorn! And there are warmer places to spend winter vacation.

The spice of life!

The spice of life!

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