Do women still need Knights in Shining Armor? What I wish every man would know.

This is what I wish every guy would know about women – we still sometimes need you to save us. But not in the way you still think we do.

Knights in shining armor aren’t gone, their role simply has changed. With women taking on more roles than just the caregiver, it leaves men wondering sometimes where their place is within this new family dynamic.

But the answer is simple – your place is right beside me. Do I need you to solve all my problems? Nope. What we women do best is handle the five thousand different things around us so that the world we created together doesn’t collapse.

But my question always has been – what happens if I collapse?

Do I need a knight in shining armor then? Well, yes and no. I don’t need you to draw a sword and fight something you think I can’t. As much as I value your opinion my love, I don’t need you to give me ten pieces of advice for ways to solve things because that may not be the way that I like to solve my problems.

What I need is for you to put your arms around me, tell me that everything is going to be okay, and don’t let go while I pick up my mental sword and fight whatever it is that’s holding me back. Your sword is now your arms holding me tightly so I don’t fall. Simply because if we fall, so does everything else. And our greatest fear is falling.

You see, I’m strong. But that doesn’t mean I’m okay all the time. It means that whenever the world is too much, I need you to hold me, and not let go. Remind me that you’re thinking about me when I’m not there. Tell me one thing that makes you love me so much. Push my hair behind my ear just for the heck of it, so I can actually feel like a woman rather than what I define myself as in this world.

So, do I still need a knight in shining armor? Damn straight I do. But one that fights for me when I just don’t have enough left in me to fight for myself.

That’s worth a thousand swords.

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Back to School Blast Giveaway! And hint: I’m on this one for The Haunting of Secrets!

And did I mention there’s a giveaway?! Time to stack up on those books you’ve been wanting to read for a while but were waiting til they go on sale!

Good luck in the giveaway and please get THOS for $.99 now so you can catch up before Unleashed comes out September 13th!

HUGS!
Shelley Pickens

WELCOME TO THE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST! 
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#MysteryNovember Bus coming home

Hey everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and are as full as a tick with turkey! I’ve been out of town visiting my and my husband’s family in SC. Wow, it was a lot of driving for 4 days but it was great food and wonderful seeing family. I hope you had just a great of a holiday.

To finish our Mystery November tour, we will visit the final 5 authors. I truly hope you’ve enjoyed the tour and a big thanks to Rosie Amber for allowing all of us to be on her blog this month.

It’s been one hell of a ride.

Our first author is CJ Browne are her book Revenge Ritual! Link to her interview on Rosie’s blog here:http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8uE

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Next, we traveled to Southwell to pick up Mark Barry and his book Hollywood Shakedown. I do love a good Hollywood mystery!

Link: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8uU

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Then, we went to pick up Jacqueline Jacques and her book The Illusions Of Innocence! wow, this one sounds awesome!

Link: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8uG

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Next, we are off to Hampshire to pick up Faith Mortimer and her book A Brutal Trade! Yep, trading can be brutal!! But I LOVE this cover…I would totally pick it up on a bookshelf!

Link to her interview: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8vR

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And for our final stop, we pick up Rose Edmunds from Brighton and her book Concealment. Link to interview: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8xM

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Well, that’s it my friends! I hope you have enjoyed this tour as much as I have. I hope you catch the bus with me next time!

Cheers!

Shelley

 

#MysteryNovember Continues!

Hello fellow riders! Today, our first stop is in Kings Lynn in Norfolk to pick up author Nell Peters and her book BY ANY OTHER NAME!!

If you want to know more about Nell or her book, visit her interview on Rosie’s blog: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8sS

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Our next stop is in North Carolina to pick up Marni Graff, Death unscripted! I love death in a title!!

And check out her interview here! http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8ya

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Happy mystery reading my friends!! I LOVE Mystery November time!!

Shelley

What stop is today for #MysteryNovember?

Today, the bus is picking up Geoffrey West from Coulsdon, Surrey with his book SHEER FEAR! Wow, that’s an awesome title. AND, as luck would have it, it’s FREE right now!! Go and get it!!

Link to Geoffrey’s interview here! http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8uY

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I hope you’ve had a wonderful time on the Mystery Bus! It’s so sad that November is almost over…..but wait! There’s still 2 weeks more of authors! WOOP!  So stay tuned my friends….
Shelley

#MysteryNovember bus keeps rolling!

Good morning! Today, the bus first stops for Alison Layland who currently lives in Yorkshire, with her book SOMEONE ELSE’S CONFLICT.

Check out Alison’s interview on Rosie’s blog: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8u9

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After we hear about Alison, the bus is going to pick up Carys Jones and her book First To Fall!

Check out Carys’ interview here: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8p2

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And for our final stop today, the bus is going to pick up Frances Evesham with her book Murder At The Lighthouse. (she had me at murder!)

Here’s the link to learn more about the lighthouse: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8rw

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Have a fabulous Thursday and keep reading my friends!!
Shelley