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Exes and Ohs

Happy Saturday everyone! I have a rant and comic to share with you today. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever woken up and turned on your socials to scroll through your daily feed only to have it ruined by a long lost ex following or messaging you? Because I have now! Lol No sooner do I become single do they all creep in out of the woodwork after not even seeing their socials for ten years. If you have what did you do about it?!? I need some advice! Because I’m petty AF and I’m not sure which way to go with this.

I went onto my Instagram last night to post some of my edits and graphics for my latest reads and what pops up? ON MY WORK INSTA nonetheless! Just a casual like on a pic I posted of myself a couple of weeks, maybe even a month ago, from one of my exes from like 20 or so years ago. How long he has been actually following me I’m not sure but I’m going to have some fun with it! What else can I do really? Block him and let him know he gets to me? Haha! I think not! I’m surely way too petty for that! I’m going to do what I do best and use this as my motivation to create.

I’ll give you some back story. This guy was my first love in like grade 7 through 10 or so. We broke up because he punched me in the face, I didn’t know then but he had been on drugs at the time, and he beat me up over something small and insignificant and I didn’t have a chance to see it coming. He just snapped. I moved on and started seeing a new guy. I asked my ex to meet me to give me my jewellery and clothes and stuff that I had left at his house when we broke up. He met me but “forgot” my chain and cross that I had gotten from my father, may he Rest In Peace, and I wanted it back.
So I went back to his house to get it and he talked me into coming to his room to talk to him. His friend was in the kitchen and I didn’t think anything of it as I was comfortable with him and we were getting along fine the whole walk there. I went to his room and he suddenly snapped on me beating me up, pulling my hair, and ripping my clothes so he could rape me. He kept his hand over my mouth and had the music blaring so his friend couldn’t hear us. He made me call my new boyfriend afterwards and tell him that I just had sex with him and we were over. He held me by the throat until I did what he said. I grabbed my chain off the table beside his bed and ran out of there as fast as I could holding my face and crying when he finally let me go. I had to go by his friend on my way out and thought he just didn’t know what had happened and I was so ashamed and embarrassed. When he saw me like that he stood up but I rushed away pretty fast by that point. Many years later I found out their friendship ended that day and me and the ex’s old best friend are now friends.
So that being said you guys get to see my new comic series…..I’m still unsure what I will call it yet so if you have any great ideas as to what this series should be titled I’d love to hear them!

Email me or leave your suggestions in the comments. And without any further ado here’s todays comic!

I hope you all enjoyed todays comic! I’ll be back soon with more! In the meantime if you want to see more of what I’m up to come follow any or all of my socials! I love making new friends and I try my hardest to follow everyone back!

xoxo 😘 Krista Barton One Page At A Time Designs

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

Hey Bookstababes! I joined a Bookish/writers challenge over on Instagram and wanted to do it here as well so I can share with you guys too as I know not everyone has instagram 😊

The challenge is called #writerfriendschallenge and is being hosted by @susanleighneedham and @thatssarahelynn. It starts today and carries on throughout February so you still have time to join a great community of readers/writers and have some fun! The graphic is posted above so you can save it and play along or come join us on bookstagram! My post from my Bookstagram is below too! If you want to share my graphic or follow me my tag is @onepageatatimedesigns so feel free to!

Hey Bookstababes 👋 I’m late but I guess better late than never ❤️ I just wanted to pop in here and say Happy World Read Aloud Day📚! I’m trying the #writerfriendschallenge this #february and this is our first post! I’m so excited to participate in this fun bookish community 📚 Come join us! There’s still time ⏰ 💖🦋💖#QOTD 💖🦋💖 Do you read aloud? Either to yourself or your children? 👂📚👂 I have always read 📕to my children, even when they were babies in my belly 🤰🏻, and still continue to read chapter books📚 to them to this day and they are ages 12,13 & 14. 🥰📕🥰 We all gather either on my too full double bed or my living room with our reading blankets and I read chapters each night from a book 📚 that we have picked out together and then we discuss it as a family when we’re finished each chapter 💖. At the end of the book we do little “book reports” 📝or make art 🎨. There is also have a program at our school 🏫 where the parents can sign up to go read 📚to children, their own or others, and then our children read to the younger students once they are confident enough 📚❤️📚. I hope everyone finds something great to read today and if you need recs check out the One Page At A Time Designs Blog! Once again Happy World Read Aloud Day! I’m off to finish Really Good Actually by Monica Heisey. And it’s REALLY GOOD! ACTUALLY!!! Go grab it if your going through or have ever gone through a divorce or breakup! You won’t regret it! I promise! And I’ll be back with a review for that once I’m finished ✅ Cheers 🥂 Bookstababes!

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📚💫My Review for “Really Good, Actually” by Monica Heisey💫📚

I wanted this book on a whim as I kept seeing it on bookstagram and I am currently experiencing my own break up. I am so glad I did! I absolutely love the narrator, Julia Whelan who also narrated The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and the unique way this book is written! It is nothing like anything I’ve ever read before. It gets 5 huge stars from me and I plan on reading EVERYTHING that Monica Heisey writes from here on out. She will be an instant one click author for me! If your going through a breakup/divorce and you like rom coms than this is just the treat your looking for! I can NOT recommend this enough! Read This Book!

Isn’t this cover just gorgeous?!? I love it and have a feeling this one will be on my shelf soon!
Quick Rate ⭐️ Stars ⭐️ ~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
🌶 Spice 🌶 ~ 🌶🌶 👧 Fav Character 👧 ~ Maggie
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I am going through my own break up and related to Maggie in so many ways! The way she thinks reminds me of myself and I found myself laughing 😂 , and even unadmittedly crying 😭 sometimes, along with her the whole book! Her inner monologue was absolutely hilarious and made her feel so real to me.
John, her ex husband, was a complete 🤡 assclown 🤡 and plays the ghost card after their mutual breakup which I felt deeply in my cold little jaded soul. Her friends are people that I could also see myself hanging out with on a fun filled Saturday night and I wish I had friends like these 🎉 I think Emotional Lauren and Amy were my favorite side characters by far though.

The growth that Maggie experiences is paced perfectly and I really enjoyed getting to see that there is a bright light somewhere on the other side of this breakup! She gave me hope where I thought there was none to look forward to making me think this book will resonate and stick with me for quite a few years to come and will be one that I recommend often! Grab Your Copy Today and then come chat about it with me!

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A Brand Spanking New Ho Ho Holiday Romance from Sarah Jane Duncan!

💜Now Available💜

𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚, 𝐛𝐲 @sarah.jane.duncan is live and available with K.U.

💜𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐍𝐨𝐰 →

💜𝐀𝐝𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐁𝐑 →


𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮?

❤️‍🔥 MF

🔪 Unalivers

🔥 Organised Crime

🖤 Submissive

😈 Angst

🌶 Spice & Kinks

⚠️ Triggers



You have been invited to play a game.

The name of the game is,

Subbing for Santa.

The rules are simple.

If Santa issues an order, the submissive must obey.

If not, the submissive will be punished.

To accept the role as submissive in this game,

please collect the package from your mailbox.

By taking the package, you acknowledge your role as

the submissive and agree to the rules which will

commence from 12:01am tomorrow, December eighteenth,

and conclude at 11:59pm on Christmas Eve.

So what will it be my little elf?

Will you play with me?





Subbing for Santa is a standalone book which ties in with Sarah JD’s other series and does NOT end on a cliffhanger.

Please take a moment and head over to Sarah JD’s website to read the full warning.


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Melt For Us By Molly Doyle

I listened to this smoking sexy smutty deliciousness on Audible and am sooooo glad I did! These narrators really bring the story to life complete with moans and all! My girlfriend was completely cringing as I forced her to listen to my dirty stories! That’s a win for me as she usually doesn’t even hear my books playing in the background. This one definitely got me some looks for sure!
It was a quick and fun read. This was my first book by Molly Doyle and I hope to read more from her twisted mind soon! Her men are absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to meet more!

If you are going to read this seriously read the trigger warnings and know your triggers! I’m so sick of people writing reviews with 1 star ratings that say “OMG This Was Pure Smut!”

“Ummmm Excuse me Miss! You are obviously shopping in the adult section and need to take your uptight ass back to the little girls section and keep your unnecessary judgments over there! The books clearly have trigger warnings for a reason. Thanks!”

🎧Listen to your copy on Audible here 🎧🔽🔽🎧

📖 Read Melt For Us in KU now! 📖🔽🔽📖

That’s all for me for now. I’ll be back soon with some new reviews for my September Reading Wrap Up! I know I’ve been missing for a bit but I’ve had some personal stuff to deal with and took a little break. I’ve missed the book community and all of you guys though! It’s so lonely without everyone and my comfort books to keep me busy! Thanks to everyone for reading and supporting One Page At A Time! I really do appreciate every like, share or comment!

I’m currently reading Mr. Garcia by T.L.Swan and I must admit I’m obsessed with this world and these characters! The men are chefs kiss and the ladies are fierce and I am so here for it! I’m on my second book by this author now and am seriously sensing an addiction coming on 😍📖😍 I’m loving her writing style and her banter is spot on! So I’ll have some reviews for her books coming at you soon too!

I hope everyone picks up a great book this week and has a Happy start to October! It’s my Birthday Month and I am celebrating by reading all the spooky books I can get my hands on! Hit me up with suggestions in the comments of your favourite must read halloweenish books! I’d love to read them and review them 🎃📖🎃

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July is Saracoma Cancer Awareness Month!

My brother was diagnosed with a Saracoma Cancer tumour 3 weeks ago 😭 This has been an eye opener and one of the scariest months of my life!

He had to go to a different province as that’s where the only available surgeon was. He has been gone for a week now and it’s so hard not to be there with him for support! Let alone try to come up with all the fees that come along with cancer 😞😗 He has been taken out of work and had to go on medical EI and that hasn’t kicked in yet. He’s looking at losing his apartment at this point as he has no money to pay rent and my family is not in a spot that we can financially do anything!

It’s been one stress after another with this and I’m not sure what to even do at this point 😭 I’m angry, sad, and overwhelmed all at once and I don’t know what to do with that!

I’ll be starting a fundraiser soon to help him pay all these bills and help get his meds. He will need money to travel back up there in a few weeks after coming home as well. He will need a walker and a cane when he comes home next week as he is unable to walk on his own.

I have started designing some stickers to sell in support of him and will have the links posted later on today or tmrw morning! I’ll also be having some local fundraising events like a bottle drive and bake sale. I will be setting up an e-transfer address for anyone that just wants to donate and help support us. I will have a square board posted as well so if you can’t donate don’t worry! Please simply share my post with the hashtags #bookedwithsaracoma or #onepageatatimedesigns to help me spread awareness for a really great cause!

Thanks in advance 😊 I appreciate all of my readers and am thankful I have a place to go vent and get some support! You guys are the best! Let’s show my brother what we are capable of and get this fundraiser started!

If you want to donate or have swag or books you could donate to my book auction I’m trying to put together my email address is Don’t be afraid to reach out and I’ll get back to you asap! Thanks again! Your support is appreciated more than you know!

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It’s Coming! It’s Coming! A Destiny of Carnage will be here in 1 week!

🖤❣️ ONE WEEK TO GO!❣️🖤

𝘼 𝘿𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙮 𝙊𝙛 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚 by @malloryfoxauthor is releasing in one week! This is book 4 in the serial k!ll3r RH series, A Violent Agenda.

𝗔𝗿𝗰 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝘂𝗽:

What you’ll find in this series..

⇒ Serial k!ll3r meets dark high school bully romance

⇒ Enemies to lovers

⇒ Kn!fe play

⇒ Extreme violence

⇒ Reverse age gap

⇒ Reverse harem

𝘋𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥. 𝘚𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥.

𝘒!𝘭𝘭!𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘦…

I fear nothing, no one.

Not even the boys who loved me that I lost. 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗱. Buried. Gone. One by one. I am alone.

I need to be stronger. I have to evolve If I’m to survive.

If I’m going to save us all.

Jude is my rock. Lorcan is my faith. Dante is my blade.

Dino was the light to my darkness.

And me…I’m the monster who comes in the night. I’m the b!tch back from hell to make you weep. My father will know it when I slice him and every last one of his sinners into pretty ribbons for what they did to me…

To 𝘮𝘺 family.

And in the end, they will beg.

Love, honor, and obey.

Not f*cking likely.

I’d rather slaughter them all.

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Sunshine Smiles

Empty, Hollow, Untrusting and Alone.

This is what it takes to perch my dark throne.

A life without living is no life at all.

Being the only one you can lean on makes the landing harder when you fall.

It’s almost unbearable, like I’m missing a piece from my soul.

Although if it ever returns, it most certainly won’t be whole.

Don’t try to fix me. I do not require your help.

I’ve made friends with the darkness and me and my demons get along quite well.

I am the girl who smiles in the sunshine and sheds her tears in the rain.

For I was born forever broken and that’s something I’ll always remain.

Empty, Hollow, Untrusting and Alone.

This is what it takes to perch my dark throne.

☠️🌹👑I love the vibes this queen gives off ☠️ 🌹 👑 She is my inspiration for Arianna my FMC in my upcoming book Reapers Ravens 🔥🌹☠️📖🖤✍️ 📸Photo credits are solely that of @DaniDivine and you can find her on insta at link below ⬇️

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My Baby Girl is not such a baby anymore….

My daughter is my mini me. She looks, talks, and acts like me! Attitude and all! So it was no surprise to me when her 11 year old self decided she wanted to bleach her gorgeous long brown hair blonde and then put pink in it. I was a little nervous at first and gave her every reason under the sun as to why she shouldn’t. She eventually sulked enough and wore me down and got her way.

Now I’ll admit it! I don’t have a lot of money as I’m a single mama to these three crotch gremlins so I told her we would have to do it ourselves and use box dyes. I have dyed my own hair so many times in the past few years that I was pretty confident I could do it. So we went out and purchased her some blonde dye and a pink Got2B creative kit. We dyed her hair blonde that night and I told her I wanted to wait a few days before doing the pink so the blonde had time to settle. To my shock she agreed easily and had blonde/almost reddish hair for a bit.

We had a quiet evening and decided it would be a good time to add in our pink. So the box, as you can see in the pics, says it will give her a bright pink and then a pastel pink. We were going to do the pastel pink on the bottom and the brighter pink on the top.

I got to work and mixed the dye as the instructions said and we started with the pastel Color on the bottom of her hair. We rinsed that first and covered it all up with tinfoil. We moved onto the top and did the brighter pink and rinsed that next. I had noticed when we rinsed out the bottom that it wasn’t really pink but the hair was wet still so I figured it may go as we did the top part and it had a chance to dry.

Much to my dismay as her hair dried the bottom didn’t seem to have any Color at all. If it did dye it just gave some really really light strawberry blondish highlights. So I told her to blow dry it and see how it looked. It still didn’t take but low and behold she was extremely happy with the way it turned out. For an at home box dye job I guess it’s not really that bad. And the more we style it I seem to actually love it! She curled it for a friends bday limo ride and party yesterday and I absolutely love the way it turned out! The way it swirls is so pretty and the blond looks like it is supposed to be like that.

I’m thankful that the Got2B is semi permanent and fades out in 12-15 washes. I have done a bit of research and asked a couple of my Booktok friends what products they are using to get the amazing rainbows of colors they all seem to have. We have decided that next time we will try the Joico or Arctic Fox brand. She has informed me that she wants purple this time and for it to last longer! This child may cause me to have an aneurysm yet!

Do you guys have any advice for dying colorful hair for a single mama who’s just trying to make it work cheaper than a salon? Do t be afraid to give your input in the comments! I think I need some help on this one! I’ve never really been a girly girl and can’t do makeup or hair for the life of me! That’s probably why I draw and write I suppose lol

Here’s to the start of my youngest child’s wild tween years and hopes for a happy and fun summer with lots of rainbow hair apparently 🌈 What are you guys up to this summer? Whatever it is I hope you get some great beach reads in! Be sure to click my link tree and follow all my socials for all the latest recommendations! Link Below ⬇️

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My Review for Praise By Sara Cate

I loved this book so much! Praise by the amazing Sara Cate is definitely one of my TOP SPICY READS so far this year!! I can not wait to dive into Book 2 in the Salacious Players Club series~Eyes On Me so keep an eye out for that review soon!!

Here is the Blurb for Praise from Amazon:

He calls me perfect. His flawless pet. His good girl. Broken down and wounded by my emotionally neglectful ex, I wanted someone to tell me I was good enough. Then, I stumbled into a new job with a boss who brings me to my knees—literally. He has me do things a real secretary would never do. Emerson Grant tells me I’m more than just good enough. I’m worthy of his praise. There are a million reasons why I should stay away. The owner of the Salacious Players’ Club is not just my new boss, he’s twice my age. And my ex-boyfriend’s father. With him, I am treasured. I am adored. I am his. I’m a good girl, but I’m falling for the wrong man. Emerson Grant knows what he wants—. And he wants me. So how far will I go to hear his approval?

Emerson Grant can call me Good Girl ANY DAY! I mean look at gorgeous cover though!

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I literally devoured Charlotte and Emerson’s story as quickly as I could tear through the kindle pages and I’m not an annotation type person but I saved so many sexy and sweet quotes. I also bought an audio copy as well because I just had to hear what Emerson and Charlotte sounded like! Praise earned 5 Stars from me and I will forever recommend it to all my spicy smutties! SPOILER ALERTS BELOW so SCROLL AWAY NOW if you don’t want to see them! You have been warned!

Star Rating ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Spice Rating 🌶🌶🌶🌶 Tags I Listed: Workplace, Forbidden Romance, Ex’s Dad, Millionaire Boss, Secret Relationship, Sex Club, Taboo, Praise Kink, MF, FF, Dom/Sub, Voyeurism, Toys, On Your Knees, Good Girl

📖My Review📖 Charlie AKA Charlotte was so relatable for me and I loved her innocent yet curious and sassy personality right from the get go! I enjoyed watching her grow into Charlotte as she learns who she is and what she really wants out of life…and the bedroom! I adored Sophie and the relationship these two sisters have. They are so sweet and reminded me of myself and my own younger brother. I really disliked Charlie’s Mom up until almost the end when she stood up to their controlling close minded father. I absolutely despised Beau, Charlie’s ex boyfriend, up until around that point of the book as well. I found him childish, ignorant and immature. I had a love hate relationship with Emerson Grant who is not only Charlie’s Boss and Beau’s Dad but also the owner of the Salacious Players Club. I certainly wanted to shake this man at some points of the story! In the end I was absolutely head over heels for him though and he has since been neatly placed in my book boyfriend harem. His friends are also funny and I enjoyed visiting the sex club and meeting them all but I especially loved Eden! A Smart and Sassy little vixen that one is! I can’t wait to go further into this world with the rest of this series! I gave Praise 5 Huge Stars as I really could not put this book down! I devoured this forbidden romance and can not wait to dive into book 2! Emerson and Charlotte’s chemistry is off the wall. Their secret relationship makes things that much more taboo and fun. The Salacious Players Club sounds like an amazing place to have some fun and I would love to live forever within their glamorous fantasy filled rooms! They have a freaking throne! Who wouldn’t love that?!?

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