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V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

The Daily Word in Gabby Douglas, Milwaukee protests, and flooding in Louisiana

By Robin Babb [ Mon Aug 15 2016 10:23 AM ]
The Daily Word

After days of fighting, the Taliban has taken a district in the northern Baghalan province of Afghanistan. The importance of Baghalan province is that the main highway linking nine other districts passes through it. Which means that if the Taliban takes over neighboring districts, they will have complete control over travel into and out of those nine districts.

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas has been the target of severe social media and press attacks the last few days. She's being criticized for not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem, and for not having straight enough hair. Y'all. We're better than this.

Protests began in Milwaukee on Saturday, just a few hours after police shot and killed Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old Black man, who was apparently armed and running away from police. The protests continued into the early hours of Monday morning, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard on Sunday. Some protestors claim that Smith was shot in the back while running away, which police deny happened. It would all be a lot clearer if the police would just release the body camera footage...

Days of heavy rain have flooded Southern Louisiana, wreaking homes and submerging roads and highways. Five have died, and 20,000 have had to be rescued. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called it an "historic, unprecedented flooding event."

Chinese diver He Zi won a silver medal on Sunday, and got another surprise: as she was standing on the medal podium, her boyfriend of six years, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed. The photo pretty much says everything you need to know about this. Love is cool.

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016


Vegas Candy

Local Author at Page 1

Press Release [ Fri Jul 8 2016 12:00 PM ]

Ashley Gallegos, local writer and paralegal, will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, July 10, to talk about and sign her 2016 romantic mystery novels, Vegas Candy and Last Chance Baby.

Vegas Candy is described as such: "When Cat reluctantly agrees to attend her future sister-in-law's bachelorette weekend in Vegas, adventure is the last thing she expects to find. But when she finds herself in profound danger, it appears that marriage to a mysterious stranger is the only way out. Handsome, enigmatic Thomas is determined to keep the alluring Cat safe but was unaware how much his vow would put his own heart at risk. With the risk of danger closing in, both Cat and Thomas must decide how much they are willing to gamble on love before the odds double down against them."

And in her Last Chance Baby, Hailey sought adventure in Seattle "the second high school was over but what she found was more than she had bargained for. When Hailey suddenly comes back home to New Mexico pregnant and harboring secrets, everyone assumes that it is the father of the baby that she is running from. Hailey is happy to let everyone make those assumptions if it keeps them safe from the truth. But Gram's new farm hand Chuck has his own secrets and is too highly trained to ignore the red flags coming from Hailey's direction. When her dedication to keeping her secrets leads to grave tragedy, Hailey finds that she may have to let Chuck in more than she would like as they find themselves navigating a world of crime, danger and loyalty that neither had anticipated. Can Hailey keep those she loves safe or will her past cost her the ultimate sacrifice?"

Gallegos is addicted to school, and is currently pursuing her MBA in Legal Management. She also is a contract Paralegal. She loves to travel and is torn between Vegas and Haiti as her favorite destinations. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and their crazy dogs.


Summer Lovin'

Four N.M. Romance Authors Join Forces

Press Release [ Thu Jun 30 2016 10:00 AM ]

Paranormal author Darynda Jones, along with romance authors Celeste Bradley, Susan Donovan and Katie Lane, join forces at 4pm on Saturday, July 2, to celebrate a "Hot, Sultry Summer of Love" at Page One Books with their latest releases.
Jones is promoting her tenth Charley Davidson paranormal effort, The Curse of Tenth Grave. Bradley's latest romance novel is I Thee Wed: Wicked Worthington Book 1, Donovan's newest effort is Moondance Beach: A Bayberry Novel, and Lane's newest romance is A Billionaire After Dark, the second in her "Overnight Billionaires" series.
Jones' tenth Charley effort is described as such: " As a part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on Earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them and cast them from this dimension. There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers? Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick."

Bradley's I Thee Wed is teased as such: "Intelligent and driven, Orion Worthington aspired to be like his mentor, the acclaimed scientist Sir Geoffrey Blayne. Logically, Sir Geoffrey’s daughter would be Orion’s perfect match. So why can’t he keep his mind off the unruly girl who works in Sir Geoffrey’s lab? Orphaned fire-cracker Francesca Penrose hopes that London is modern enough to accept her brilliant mind despite her womanhood. But she can’t help noticing Orion’s mind ... or his body. So they decide to run an experiment: if they give in to their passions, their attraction will simply fizzle out, with no impact on their hearts ... right?"

In Donovan's "Bayberry" novel, "It might take more than a magical mermaid statue to bring together a hard-headed Navy SEAL and the mysterious artist who’s loved him from afar ... Duncan Flynn long ago said goodbye to his hometown of Bayberry Island, Mass., where a mermaid statue allegedly grants true love to the pure at heart. So when the injured Navy SEAL gets sent home—just in time to help his family prepare for the annual Mermaid Festival—he’s not in the mood to celebrate. Nor fall in love. But during a night run on the beach, a magnificently naked woman emerges from the surf who bears an uncanny resemblance to the mermaid in Fountain Square. Adelena Silva’s otherworldly mermaid paintings have made her famous and wealthy, but Lena herself is a recluse—at least until Duncan Flynn comes home."

And Lane's Billionaire After Dark is thus described: "It's an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company's lingerie. But beneath Nash's raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control ... a side that may be exposed by one lovely—and unexpectedly adventurous woman. Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash's dirty little secret, she thinks she's found it. But Eden doesn't count on Nash turning the tables on her—or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont."

Jones, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, won a Golden Heart Award for best paranormal for her manuscript First Grave On The Right. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Jones moved to Albuquerque from Portales in 2015 with her husband. They have two sons.

Bradley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty Regency romance novels, including The Wicked Worthington, The Runaway Bride, The Heiress Brides, The Royal Four, and The Liar’s Club series. She has twice been nominated for the RITA award by the Romance Writers of America. Before becoming a writer in 1999, Celeste was an artist, specializing in pottery and ceramic sculpture. Shes lives in Albuquerque.

Donovan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of novels, including The Sweetest Summer and Sea of Love, and a novella in Christmas on Main Street. She lives in Placitas.

Lane started writing in fifth grade when she wrote a fictional story about being a skirt(yes, you read that correctly. The story was told in first-skirt rather than first-person). Since then, she's stuck to telling stories about people. Going Cowboy Crazy was her first "Deep in the Heart of Texas" novel. She lives in Albuquerque with her high school sweetheart.

V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016


Pride Pix

Snapshots from Weekly Alibi’s PRIDE Photobooth

By Blythe Crawford [ Fri Jun 17 2016 12:27 PM ]

On Saturday, July 11, a team of Alibi staffers joined forces to host a photobooth and raffle at Albuquerque PRIDE! We were able to raise over $150 for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico thanks to the generous donations of festival-goers, many of whom are featured in these pictures. It was a day full of rainbows, glitter, giant man-sized butterflies and the shared purpose of supporting everyone to be exactly who they are. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by. See you next year!

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016
Renee Chavez


(Alleged) Hoodoo

By Renee Chavez [ Wed May 11 2016 4:29 PM ]
Masonry, fire magic, curses, oh my! Learn about (Alleged) Double Action candles.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Megan Reneau

Mom's a Jewel

By Megan Reneau [ Mon May 9 2016 12:50 PM ]
How many times has your matron saved your life?
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
ABQ United Front Against Hate via Facebook

Event Horizon

Hating Hate

Sunday, Feb 21: Albuquerque March and Rally to Unite Against Hate! Stand up to Trump & Bigotry

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Feb 19 2016 10:45 AM ]
March with others to stand up to hate, violence, injustice, sexism, homophobia, transpobia and racism in the US and New Mexico.
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V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016

Event Horizon

R-eel Love

Sunday, Feb 14: That's A Moray

By Joshua Lee [ Fri Feb 12 2016 11:00 AM ]
Indulge your animal instincts with the a guided tour learning about the exotic, erotic and often curious romantic rituals of aquatic animals.
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V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016


New Science Fiction at Page 1 Books

Press Release [ Thu Feb 11 2016 11:23 AM ]
Mark G. Cosman talks about his new work, Descent of the Gods.
V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016
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Poetic Saturdays

Emo Haiku

By Renee Chavez [ Sat Jan 23 2016 1:00 PM ]
Hide your heart behind your swoopy bangs.
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015

Event Horizon

Kiss and Tale

Friday, Dec 25: The Little Mermaid

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 23 2015 2:00 PM ]
In a magical kingdom under the sea, the beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave the ocean and live on land with a handsome prince.
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V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
Goddess Ink

Event Horizon

Books are Sexy

Friday, Oct 23: Burlesque, Yoga, Sex and Love Book Launch

By Devin D. O'Leary [ Wed Oct 21 2015 11:30 AM ]
Join local award-winning author Dr. Anne Key for the launch of her second memoir with a book signing and live burlesque.
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V.24 No.26 | 06/25/2015



By Amelia Olson [ Fri Jun 26 2015 10:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

There's no other news today other than


Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

V.24 No.17 | 04/23/2015


Helping Nepal: Five organizations accepting donations and offering relief in Nepal

By Amelia Olson [ Mon Apr 27 2015 12:54 PM ]
A list of five organizations accepting donations and offering relief to victims of the massive earthquake that happened on April 25 in Nepal.
V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015
DeGeneres and Romero
The Ellen Show


Local teacher reminds us how kind our city can be

By Amelia Olson [ Mon Mar 23 2015 2:32 PM ]

It’s sometimes difficult to remember the rays of sunlight that inhabit our city. With tension surrounding our police force and homeless communities, Albuquerque can get caught up in the things we want to improve and lose sight of the people who are giving their hearts and souls to our beautiful city every single day to make it a better place. Local schoolteacher Sonya Romero is just one example of the kindness Burque folks possess, and thanks to her appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, a local school is getting some much needed TLC.

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