Hola amigos. Hoy es viernes y toca novedad literaria.

No hace falta que os cuente quién es Blanca Miosi. Una gran escritora. Y además una trabajadora incansable, siempre ayudando a sus colegas escritores y publicando nuevas novelas. Hoy os traigo sus dos más recientes, una novela corta y su última novela. A ver qué os parecen.

Amanda

Amanda

La eterna búsqueda de la felicidad parece ser el estigma del ser humano. Algunos no la buscan, simplemente ella los encuentra. Pero el precio a pagar por los deseos no siempre es el que el hombre considera justo, de todas formas, ¿alguien sabe cuánto cuesta la felicidad?
Amanda es una mujer que posee un talismán… y sabe cómo utilizarlo.

http://www.amazon.com/AMANDA-Spanish-Blanca-Miosi-ebook/dp/B00FSZDHTI/

http://www.amazon.es/AMANDA-Spanish-Blanca-Miosi-ebook/dp/B00FSZDHTI/

Una reseña como muestra (también las hay que piden una segunda parte)

Cautivadora, realista e emocionante novela.
La autora plasma de forma impecable, la fuerza de la pareja ante un mundo lleno precisamente de falta de las mismas; como una unión armónica entre un hombre y una mujer adecuada pueden generarles, felicidad, placer, bienestar y sobre todo amor. Recomiendo ampliamente este escrito a todas aquellas parejas, que inician una vida juntos y les invito a que descubran ambos su talismán, pudiera asegurar que en cada mujer existe uno en potencia, sólo dependerá de ustedes en qué tipo desean convertirlo… Vale la pena leer este escrito.
¿Quién era Brian White? de Blanca Miosi

¿Quién era Brian White? de Blanca Miosi

Brian, un niño que fue adoptado por los White, lleva tras de sí un misterio que se remonta a su concepción y nacimiento y lo acompañará en el transcurso de la novela. Blanca miosi rompe sus esquemas y se adentra en el tenebroso mundo interior que cada uno de nosotros lleva consigo. ¿Acaso sabemos con exactitud quiénes somos?

http://www.amazon.com/%C2%BFQui%C3%A9n-era-Brian-White-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LPY5UHS/

http://www.amazon.es/%C2%BFQui%C3%A9n-era-Brian-White-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LPY5UHS/

Os dejo también un comentario por si os queda alguna duda:

Podría afirmarse que “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una novela de autorrealización. Podría afirmarse que “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una novela de amor con telones de misticismo.
Más que una novela, “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una fábula iluminadora, un viaje a las voces profundas del corazón y a los senderos de la salvación. Considerando estos elementos, también puede definirse como una historia de iniciación.
Es un carrusel de ideas “New Age” con un sentido ético en vez de religioso: curar almas enfermas. Desde el punto de vista literario es un estilo sencillo con el uso apropiado de los diálogos para las disquisiciones filosóficas.
Si queremos un término de referencia, pensemos en “El alquimista” de Paulo Coehlo, “Juan Salvador Gaviota” de R. Bach o “Siddharta” de Hermann Hesse.

Gracias a Blanca por traernos sus nuevas obras, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid,  y haced CLIC!

 

Hi all:

As you know Fridays are guest author days and recently I have been bringing you the work of some bloggers I’m very fond of but who’ve never come as authors to share their books here yet, and today I have a treat. A “real” Lord. Lord David Prosser.

Lord David Prosser

Lord David Prosser

David Prosser was born in 1951 and worked for many years as a Local Government Officer before taking early retirement due to health problems.
Finding it difficult to talk to people as a result of the illness he found himself in the situation of being housebound most of the time.In an effort to prove to himself he still had a value he started The Buthidars which is an all denomination, all colour,all creed group determined to better the world by Hugging.There is a site dedicated to this that welcomes all people who feel the World is better by forgetting our differences whilst celebrating the individuality of all peoples.
The next step was to remind the world of Edwardian style and beg the designers to recreate it in exchange for clothing that displays too much of next weeks washing. Let’s dress with some dignity !
Often heard are the words, life begins at 40. David is trying to show that life can get a kick-start at 60 too. He chose this age to sit and write his first novel, My Basetshire Diary, a fictional look at the life of the gentry.
Book 2 which is also in diary form is a prequel telling of the days between gaining his title and now, when he performed the duties of an unofficial envoy to Her Majesty.There are times when confronted by women when it’s not sure if his stiff upper lip is enough to help him get by. !
The third book, More Barsetshire Diary is a continuation of the first book. Lord David was volunteered to help the Dreaded Edna achieve an ambition. In this book he starts the job of making her more popular when Lady J volunteers his services to help Diana The Dowager Duchess of Cheam raise enough money to save her childhood home. Maybe he can do it with the help of the Toastie Tenors and the mysterious Eileen Dover.

Here his blog:

http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/

My Barsetshire Diary

My Barsetshire Diary

 

My Barsetshire Diary

A fictitious look at Lord David’s day as a member of the Gentry living in a small village. Come and meet the villagers like Mellors the gardener with a past and Grizelda the housekeeper. Join us at the village fete where Edna is determined to win the jam making competition at any price. See how the formidable Lady J intends to knock Lord David into shape.
Is the famous stiff upper lip his only protection? Is anyone really this naive? The answer is a resounding YES !

http://www.amazon.com/My-Barsetshire-Diary-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B0054JI824/

The Queen's Envoy

The Queen’s Envoy

The Queen’s Envoy

The preview to My Barsetshire Diary in which David inherits his title and retires from work only to be asked to take on a job that his late cousin did, as an unofficial envoy to HMG. Lord David is a fish out of water travelling the world trying to solve his Government’s embarrassing little problems. With him attracting the attention of so many females, and making so many new enemies can he return to the formidable Lady J in one piece?

http://www.amazon.com/Queens-Envoy-Barsetshire-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B0054GP52S/

 

More Barsetshire Diary

More Barsetshire Diary

More Barsetshire Diary

The continuing saga of a member of the gentry. Lord David Prosser has to help the dreaded Edna in her campaign to become a Councillor as well as help raise funds for Diana the Dowager Duchess of Cheam to restore her beloved first home. All this while coping with life in the village, Oscar and Lady J.

http://www.amazon.com/More-Barsetshire-Diary-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B006UWEP3A/

Memoirs of a superior

Memoirs of a superior

Memoirs of a superior

David Prosser, Lord of Bouldnor was selected as Ghost Writer of this book because of his intimate knowledge of the subject who dictated the stories as well as dictating David’s sleeping patterns. Oscar is a Superior among Superiors and feels his stories should be told for the betterment of all cat-kind. It can be used as a training manual as well as providing entertainment. Longlegs (Humans) may well find some value in knowing how to behave with Superiors in future. David is the author of the Barsetshire Diaries in which Oscar naturally plays a starring role. The books are. My Barsetshire Diary The Queen’s Envoy More Barsetshire Diary.

http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Superior-Lord-David-Prosser/dp/1291523979/

Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up

Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up

Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up

A book of slightly anarchic poems for toddlers, gigglers and up!

http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Animal-Tales-Toddlers-amp/dp/1291756825/

Thanks so much to Lord David for his sense of humour and sharing his wonderful life and wit with us, thank you so much for reading, and please, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!

Hola a todos:

Como ya sabréis si leísteis mi post de la semana pasada, por desgracia mi verano sufrió un serio cambio de planes. Mis padres viven en Barcelona y tienen la suerte (?) de llevar bastante tiempo sufriendo una mejora/reforma, delante de su edificio. Nunca ha sido el sitio más tranquilo del mundo, ya que pasan los trenes, el metro (en superficie a esa altura), y el Cinturón de Ronda (aunque con los años la mayoría de estos han acabado cubiertos).

Las obras no son la Sagrada Familia pero a veces lo parecen. Aunque desde luego, hace unas semanas debió haber intervención divina, porque un camión cayó desde la parte de arriba (carretera aún no abierta por encima de la línea del tren) a donde estaban trabajando, y no hubieron heridos.

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Gracias a todos por leer, tened mucho cuidadito, y ya sabéis, si os ha gustado, comentad, compartid, y dadle al me gusta! Y cruzad los dedos, o tocad madera por que las obras se acaben (pronto) sin más incidencia!

Hi all:

If you’ve read my recent posts you will know that my summer didn’t go exactly according to plan and I’ve ended up spending some time at my parents. They have had the luck (?) of having some improvement works going on in front of their apartment. To be honest it’s never been a quiet place, with the train and underground (at that point overground) passing by in front of their window and a big road (the Cinturón de Ronda, a circular road going to the outskirts and the beach) under, but over the years most of these were covered.

This works seem to be taking forever, and although not quite as long as the Sagrada Familia, sometimes they feel like it. I’m not sure if it was divine intervention, but a few weeks ago, a lorry fell from the upper level (on top of the railway line, a road not open yet, only used for the building works so far) onto the works, and nobody was hurt. I leave you some pictures:

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Thanks for reading and you know what to do, share, like, comment and be very, very careful! And cross your fingers the works are completed without any more incidents!

Hola a todos. Como suelo los viernes toca novedad literaria. Antonio Lagares después de su gran éxito La Rastreadora nos trae una novela que aunque no lleva mucho tiempo publicada está gustando una barbaridad. Por si no la conocéis todavía, aquí os la traigo.

Bobo de Antonio Lagares

Bobo de Antonio Lagares

Bobo

 

Del autor del best seller «La Rastreadora» Premio Pandemia 2013 y del libro de relatos «Obsesión» 6º edición.

 

1 euro PRECIO ESPECIAL, CONCURSO LITERARIO KDP AMAZON – EL MUNDO

«LA NOVELA MÁS CONMOVEDORA QUE HE LEÍDO EN EL 2014» Marlene Morleon

«¡Es un libro increíblemente adictivo!» Elena

«Deliciosa, sencillamente» La isla de las mil palabras

«Maravilloso e impredecible» Svetlana

Estos son algunos de los calificativos que le otorgan sus lectores, porque se trata de una novela para recordad siempre, una historia de amor llevada hasta el final con todas sus consecuencias.

 

Un periodista es asignado a cubrir la ejecución de un condenado a muerte. La tarea se convierte en un reto pues su trabajo incluye una entrevista, para cubrir el testimonio del último día de vida de un cautivo. El reportero terminó reuniendo material suficiente para un libro. No fue hasta diez años más tarde que recrea en su memoria el tiempo que pasó con ese hombre. Aquel que prefería ser llamado con el nombre de «Bobo», quien nunca se arrepintió de sus actos y vivió convencido de que hizo lo correcto.

La historia de Bobo comienza a pulsar en la mente del periodista hasta que la transforma en una novela. La vida de un asesino con una memoria prodigiosa, una cultura incoherente con su condición y su nombre. Un individuo sin pudor, sin culpa, aferrando a la firme convicción de que actuó correctamente.

Su texto recorre los recovecos de la vida de Bobo. Su infancia, sus relaciones personales y familiares, la terrible historia de su hermano y apoyo, los conflictos entre sus padres, la relación con el pilar de su vida que fue su perro de agua. El destino de Bobo está escrito. El juicio y la reflexión final serán, como siempre, a discreción del lector.

Ana Saavedra

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00L8I9NTM/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L8I9NTM/

Gracias a Antonio Lagares for su visita, a vosotros por leer,  y si os ha interesado, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

As I told you last week I’ve decided to dedicate a few posts to share the works of other authors bloggers whose blogs I have already recommended but I’ve realised I haven’t yet talked to you about his books. And no time like now.

Today I bring you an Australian blogger who fascinates me for his versatility, and the great variety of topics he covers in his blog. If you haven’t checked Laurie Smith, I advise you to do it as soon as you can. And here he is!

L. W. Smith

L. W. Smith

L. W. Smith

Writing gritty, adult crime based novels seemed like a natural extension to Laurie Smith’s working life. Retired now after a life of working in the military, prisons, police and security he believes that he has something to write about and says, ‘You can’t be immersed in prison life, then work the streets as a copper without picking up the feel of crime and criminals. These experiences transfer easily to my books, set mainly in Queensland they add a local flavour not found in most novels of this genre.’

Laurie arrived in Australia as a boy from England in 1961 and lived in Sydney for a while before moving to Queensland. After joining the army he was stationed back in Sydney for two years before going to Vietnam. He felt drawn to Kings Cross, Sydney’s notorious red light district. This is where his first novel, Mountain of Death was born. He writes the Death series as L W Smith.

Retired now he fills his time when not writing another novel in his Death series, with photography, blogging and travel. He lives with his wife Lorelle on their rural hideaway in south-east Queensland.

Here his unmissable blog:

http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com/

And now his books!

Mountain of Death

Mountain of Death

Mountain of Death

Ten years on the inside can change a man. It changed Jack Hardy, it made him meaner. He knew his first step outside the gates would be the hardest, what he didn’t count on was coming up against someone from his past who brings mean to a whole new level. Everybody enjoys a big payday, none more than Hardy. They called him Hardman in Sydney’s Kings Cross and not just for his disposition. You have to start somewhere and he cut his teeth as a strip club bouncer and thief. A chance encounter brings Eddie Barnes, a Melbourne jockey on the run, into his life and along with a U S serviceman on R&R from Vietnam they pull off an Army payroll. Success breeds confidence and going on the run isn’t part of the deal. Neither is falling in love. Jack’s journey will take you on the road, along the way it’s a mixed bag of sex, violence, pain, loss and death culminating in an orgy of destruction on the Mountain of Death.

From the first page you’ll be drawn into Jack’s world. Stand next to him in his cell as he mulls over his failures and triumphs. There are the women he’s used and those that have used him for their own ends. Feel the excitement mount as he nears the end of ten long years inside where every waking moment could have been his last. Now all he wants is the woman he loves and his three million dollars. All good reasons to be happy, yet he knows that the minute he walks out of the front gate he’ll be the target for anyone with the guts to take him on. He’s left a trail behind him of those who have tried and failed. His journey will take you down dark alleys where you’ll feel knuckles striking flesh, into prison remand yards where a kick in the balls is the least of your worries. You’ll find yourself in dingy strip clubs and grubby flats, tasting the sweet delights of willing female flesh, and good scotch whiskey. Or in the middle of a shootout where bullets don’t discriminate, they kill. This is not a book for the weak of heart, so I suggest you bring along a supply of arnica cream for the bruises and a couple of shots of penicillin – you may need both.

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Death-Book-1-ebook/dp/B007N66TRM/

Valley of Death

Valley of Death

Valley of Death

Drug addicted, abused and homeless, no one seems to care what happens to street kids in Fortitude Valley. When an underage girl is found dead from an apparent heroin overdose Detective Annie Leeson puts her reputation, career and life on the line to find answers.

So what do you do when your worst nightmares become a living reality? When people from your past aren’t who you think they are. Who can you trust? More importantly, who are you?

Constable Annie Leeson is hard, smart and sexy. A young woman who lives her life with lusty abandon and if she can’t talk her way out of trouble, she’ll fight. She has a good job, relationships and wealth and can handle most things the police force throws at her. It’s difficult enough being a woman and bi sexual in the job. So if you don’t want her in your face then don’t gossip about her adopted dad, Homicide Detective Johnny Leeson. The mail van robbery and his sudden retirement posed more questions than answers. The only downside to life is her dreams and they bring with them more questions than answers. Why do they terrify her? Who are the people in them, and where is her real father?

Fortitude Valley is an inner Brisbane riverside suburb steeped in crime, sex and violence a magnet for the good time crowd. It also attracts the homeless, mentally ill and runaways who fall prey to predators of all ages. Drug dealers ply their trade in the clubs and back alleys and the innocents don’t stay that way for long. Street kids and drug users are not high on society’s list of endangered species. They are seen as a blight, a nuisance something to be ignored. Annie can’t ignore them and when a girl is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose, it brings up frightening connections to her own life. The questions pile up and so do the bodies. She becomes caught up in a perverted web of child abuse, pornography and murder, run by men whose only aims are lust and profit. Who can you trust when those in positions of power do nothing?

Rod and Grace Davis, friends of Detective Johnny Leeson when he was alive, are her only link to the past and she turns to them for help. Lives and reputations are destroyed and she discovers that there is more to love than raw sex. No one she cares about is safe, and driven by her dark past she treads a path that leads only one way – downhill.

http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Death-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00A6QR8A8/

River of Death

River of Death

River of Death

A young woman’s body is found hanging in an abandoned shipping container, at Pinkenba, near Fortitude Valley. This is Detective Senior Constable Simon Fynch’s first case and it’s nearly his last. DSC Annie Leeson, from Brisbane Homicide is assigned to the investigation. When the next body washes up on the shores of the Brisbane River, they find themselves on the hunt for a killer with a bent for the mythological and the bizarre. He has a preference for red haired, green eyed victims, and if they’re pregnant it’s a bonus. On a downward spiral he strives to find his perfect, pure woman and if she doesn’t exist, then he’ll make her. Refined, charming and sadistic he’ll keep killing until he reaches his goal.
If one killer isn’t enough another is on the run from Sydney’s Long Bay Jail and heading north to Queensland. He’s cold, brutal and someone from Detective Annie Leeson’s past. Annie may have hardened and matured since Valley of Death but her relationships are still in turmoil. Old friendships are reignited, new friends are made. Loved ones move on and new lovers fill the emptiness in her life, while she juggles work, relationships and motherhood. Her daughter, Susan is the cornerstone of her life and the centre of her frustration. A gifted child, she has a ‘special friend’ who keeps her company, much to the annoyance of her mother. Killers aren’t Annie’s only problem, her reputation is brought vividly into the spotlight again. Will it affect the investigation, more importantly will it put Susan’s life at risk?
River of Death will keep you reading as the breadth and scope of the killer’s reach unfolds. No one is safe from either killer as they are drawn together by a common bond. Understaffed and overworked the police at Fortitude Valley put everything into tracking down a monster, despite the toll wrought on them.

There are true horror stories out there and they aren’t about vampires and werewolves. We have made these creatures up, to hide the obvious fact that we are the monsters.

http://www.amazon.com/River-Death-L-W-Smith-ebook/dp/B00JAXRZYW/

Thanks so much to Laurie for always sharing the most wonderful content on his blog, thanks to you all for reading, and please, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!

Hola a todos:

“Si leéis esto” … Sí, como en una novela o una película si leéis esto … No, espero estar bien cuando lo leáis. Mi caso no es tan dramático como suele serlo en las películas y las novelas. Pero me voy a explicar …

Los que llevéis algún tiempo leyendo mi blog por un tiempo recordaréis que hace unos meses que dejé mi trabajo para explorar otras cosas, dedicarme más a la escritura, traducir la obra de otros escritores (si había demanda) y aprender sobre el negocio de las librerías. Después de mi primera visita a Hay-on-Wye (podéis leer más aquí) decidí que me encantaría pasar más tiempo allí. Me correspondí con Anne Brichto de Addyman Books y ella amablemente accedió a que yo aprendiera el negocio de la gestión día a día de una librería de segunda mano con ellos.

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

Fabuloso interior de Addyman Books

Empecé a trabajar (bueno, a aprender) en junio y ha sido genial. Tenía la esperanza de quedarme todo el verano, pero como todos vosotros debéis saber a estas alturas, las cosas no siempre salen según lo planeado y la vida toma sus propias decisiones sin preguntarle a nadie. El hombre (y la mujer) propone…y todo eso.

Me in Addyman Annex. I can't see without glasses, that's my excuse for the face

Yo en Addyman Annex. No veo sin gafas, esa es mi excusa por poner esa cara

Yo había planeado publicar una serie de blogs sobre mi experiencia en Hay, y aunque escribí un diario mientras estuve allí, confío en poder volver pronto y seguir adelante con ello, así que he decidido posponer la serie hasta que pueda volver a empezar en serio. Pero no quería irme sin despedirme. Como programo mis posts por adelantado, si estáis leyendo este mensaje quiere decir que el asunto que me alejó de Hay se está alargando y tardaré más de lo que me gustaría en volver. Así que para cuando leáis esto ya hará unas semanas que dejé Hay.

Lo más destacado …

Llegar a conocer un poco mejor Anne, Derek y todo el personal de Addyman Books. Gracias Anne por intentar impartirme sus conocimiento sobre el negocio (lo del perro viejo me viene a la mente), y los entresijos del arte de la catalogación y el mundo maravilloso de Amazon. Y también por la amistad y las sugerencias de lugares para visitar y cosas que hacer en Hay. Siento que no nos diera el tiempo para expandir más las actividades, pero espero que podamos continuar pronto. Gracias a Marion que tuvo la mala suerte de tenerme bajo supervisión en Addyman Annex la mayor parte del tiempo (Simon se libró porque estaba de vacaciones), y me impartió su sabiduría, no solo con respecto a los libros, sino también su conocimiento de Hay y de la vida en general. Yo recuerdo con especial cariño la noche en que fuimos a celebrar el cumpleaños de Marion en Hereford. “¡Oh what a night!” podría haberse escrito sobre esa noche. Molly,  siento no poder seguir hablando sobre tus aventuras, pero voy a intentar ponerme al día pronto …

Hay es un lugar maravilloso lleno de carácter y de caracteres. Me encanta el cine (Richard Booth no solo es el rey de Hay y tiene una hermosa librería / café, sino que también se ha diversificado en muchas direcciones… desde un estudio de yoga hasta una sala de cine), el castillo, el mercado …

 

Y me ha encantado pasar un tiempo en casa de Annie (¡hola Mike!) Y disfrutar de su jardín y sus frutos (frambuesas, guisantes, habas, judías … y más que estaban por madurar), las gallinas (que aunque ahora no se escapen han decidido esconder sus huevos y cada día es como una caza de huevos de Pascua), Flora (la gata) y Ivy (la perra). Hemos ido al teatro juntas, de compras, al cine, al bar de tapas (Tomatitos), hemos charlado sobre la vida, me han apoyado … Y Annie está decidida a que me mude a Hay, así que ya veremos …

Flora

Flora

Casi se me olvidaba de que nos fuimos al Micrófono Abierto en el Globe, pero os dejo una foto.

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Annie and Mike en el Globe

Lamentablemente tuve que irme antes de que pudiera visitar la zona mejor, pero también incluyo algunas fotos al azar …

 

Brecon's cathedral

La catedral de Brecon

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can  you see the people paragliding?

Vista desde el castillo de Abergavenny. Podéis ver a la gente haciendo paragliding? La verdad es que yo tampoco pero ese día si que los ví.

And a bit of the castle too!

Y un poco del castillo también!

Y mi enlace con el post anterior sobre mi experiencia allí.

http://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/hay-on-wye-ahi-voy/

Gracias a todos en Hay, a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis lo del me gusta, comentar, compartir…Y espero poder volver pronto y seguir con los posts…

Hi all:

“If you read this”…Yes, like in a novel or a movie if you read this…No, hopefully I’ll be OK, though. My case is not quite as dramatic. But I’ll explain…

Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while will remember that a few months ago I left my job to explore other things, do more of my writing, take on the translation of other writers’ work (if there was any demand) and learn about books. After my initial visit to Hay-on-Wye (see more here) I thought I’d love to spend more time there. I corresponded with Anne Brichto from Addyman Books and she kindly agreed to have me learning the business of the day-to-day running of a second-hand bookshop.

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

Gorgeous interior of Addyman Books

I started working (mostly learning) in June and it’s been great. I had hoped to stay the whole summer, but as you all must know by now, things don’t always go according to plan and life has a way of doing its own thing. Best laid plans and all that.

I had planned to do a whole series on my experience at Hay, and although I’d been keeping a diary whilst I’d been there, I still hope to be able to go back soon and carry on, so I’m postponing the series until I can re-start in earnest. But I didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye. As I programme my posts in advance, if you’re reading this post that means that the matter that took me away is ongoing and it might take me a bit longer than I’d like to come back. So by the time you read this I won’t have been at Hay for a few weeks.

The highlights…

Me in Addyman Annex. I can't see without glasses, that's my excuse for the face

Me in Addyman Annex. I can’t see without glasses, that’s my excuse for the face

Getting to know a bit better Anne, Derek and the whole staff of Addyman Books. Thank to Anne for trying to teach me her insights into the business (old dog comes to mind) and the ins and outs of the art of cataloguing and Amazon world of wonders. And also for the friendship and the suggestions of places to go and things to do in Hay. I’m sorry we didn’t get to expand the activities more, but hope we’ll have time soon. Thanks to Marion who was unlucky enough to have me under her wing at Addyman Annex most of the time (Simon was lucky enough to be on holiday), and gave me her wisdom not only with regards to books, but also Hay and life in general. I’ll especially treasure the night out to celebrate Marion’s birthday in Hereford. “Oh what a night!” could have been written about it. Molly, I’m sorry I won’t hear more about your adventures but I’ll try and catch up soon…

Hay is a wonderful place full of character and characters. I love the cinema (Richard Booth is not only the King of Hay and has a beautiful bookshop/coffee shop but has diversified into many venues…from a Yoga studio to a cinema), the Castle, the market…

And I’ve loved spending some time at Annie’s house (hi Mike!) and enjoying her garden and its fruits (beautiful raspberries, peas, mange tout, beans…and more to come), the hens (that although now are not escaping they’ve decided to hide their eggs and every day is like an Easter egg hunt!), Flora (the cat) and Ivy (the dog). We’ve gone to the theatre together (not the god, cat and hens…), shopping, to the cinema, to the Tapas Bar, have chatted about life, have supported me…And Annie is quite determined that I should move to Hay, so we shall see…

Flora

Flora

I nearly forgot that we went to the Open Microphone at the Globe, but I leave you a picture.

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Annie and Mike at the Globe

Unfortunately  I had to leave before I could visit the area better, but I also include some random pics…

 

Brecon's cathedral

Brecon’s cathedral

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can  you see the people paragliding?

View from Abergavenny Castle. Can you see the people paragliding? Not sure I can either but they were there!

And a bit of the castle too!

And a bit of the castle too!

And my link to the previous post on my experience there.

http://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/hay-on-wye-here-i-come/

Thanks to everybody in Hay-on-Wye, thanks to you all for reading, and you know about liking, sharing and all that….I hope to come back soon!

Hola a todos:

Sí, tenemos de vuelta a nuestro amigo escritor que lleva el récord de apariciones, Javier Haro Herráiz. Y hoy nos trae una novela nueva. Como me pareció que a todos nos conviene reír, le dije que adelante, y aquí está.

Diálogos con enjundia

Diálogos con enjundia

Diálogos con enjundia

¡¡¡ADVERTENCIA!!! Este libro no tiene ni pies ni cabeza, ni argumento alguno. Son tan solo fragmentos de conversaciones entre dos amig@s de Facebook, transcritas tal y como fueron tomadas de la famosa red social, sin corregir ni gaitas, por lo que priman las faltas de ortografía y las gramaticales, así que queda bajo su completa responsabilidad el descargarlo y/o comprarlo… El objetivo del autor es que usted se ría y lo pase bien con él; que lo consigue, de puta madre, que no… Lo siento, colega, usted ya fue advertido…

NOTA…: También quiero pedir perdón de antemano a cualquier mujer que se atreva a leerlo, porque en el encontrará multitud de bromas y chistes machistas, y advertir que mi idea no es ofender, sino divertir, pero por si acaso…

HE DICHO…!!!

Ha dicho. Y aquí, el enlace:

En Amazon España:

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00LLMGSR0

En Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLMGSR0

 

 

Ya sé que lo sabéis, pero gracias por leer, y si os ha gustado, no os olvidéis de darle al me gusta, comentar, compartir y hacer CLIC!

Hi all:

As you know on Fridays I bring you guest authors and new books. I have been spending plenty of time recently getting to know a bit better other bloggers, and although I have shared some of their blogs before, it occurred to me that many of the people whose blogs I read religiously are also authors but I had yet to bring them here. So it’s never too late and here I bring you one of them.

Seumas Gallacher. 

Seumas Gallacher. Blogger and writer extraordineur

Seumas Gallacher. Blogger and writer extraordineur

SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance five years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades.

As the self-professed ‘oldest computer Jurassic on the planet’ his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self-publishing. As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer’s need to ‘build the platform’, and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 15,000 direct contacts.

His first two crime-thrillers, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK blew his mind with more than 75,000 e-link downloads to date. The third in what has become the ‘Jack Calder’ series, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was launched late 2013.

He started a humorous, informative, self-publishers blog less than two years ago, never having heard of a ‘blog’ prior to that, was voted ‘Blogger of the Year 2013′ and now has a loyal blog following on his networks. He says the novels contain his ‘Author’s Voice’, while the blog carries his ‘Author’s Brand’. And he’s LUVVIN IT!

Before I forget, here is his blog. It’s unmissable:

http://seumasgallacher.com/

The Violin Man's Legacy

The Violin Man’s Legacy

 

The violin man’s legacy

Thriller with bloody twists and turns as ruthless killers meet their match in a former SAS hit squad.

Jack Calder is an ex-SAS soldier working with former colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm. He is sent to investigate a murderous diamond heist in Holland, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection. He then travels to Hong Kong where he meets the glamorous chief of ISP’s local bureau, May-Ling.

Together they begin to unravel a complex web of corruption. The twin spiders at the centre of this web are the Chan brothers, leaders of one of Hong Kong’s most ruthless and powerful triad gangs.

The trail of death and mayhem coils across Europe, Hong Kong and South America until all the scores are settled.

http://www.amazon.com/Violin-Mans-Legacy-seumas-gallacher-ebook/dp/B005D7JNCQ/

Vengeance Wears Black

Vengeance Wears Black

Vengeance Wears Black

Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm, are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a lunchtime Chinese restaurant in the West End of London. They learn that murderous turf wars are raging between Asian Triads and Eastern European mobsters vying for control of international fiefdoms of drug smuggling, people trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.

An unexpected visit from the highest levels of international law enforcement offers Jack and the ISP team a means to use their black operations skills to wreak a ruthless retaliation against the drug lords.

Unlikely partners emerge in their onslaught against the gangs as the warring criminal factions threaten an unholy alliance to repel them. The pursuit spins across Europe, Turkey and North Africa before a final reckoning.

http://www.amazon.com/VENGEANCE-WEARS-BLACK-seumas-gallacher-ebook/dp/B008H45KJC/

Savage Payback

Savage Payback

 

Savage Payback

A series of coordinated lethal bomb attacks on a dozen jewelry stores in London’s West End drag former SAS officer, Jack Calder and his specialist security firm, International Security Partners, into a deadly mesh of murder and international drug running.

A black ops explosives expert, an ex-colleague turned renegade mercenary with a twisted lust for revenge, emerges from the past to join forces with a powerful and dangerous drug baron from Eastern Europe.

A major cocaine trafficker from South America compounds the threats as competitive turf issues straddle international territories.

Attacks close to home heighten the urgency for Calder and his team to find and deal with each of the three sinister adversaries in a final savage payback.

http://www.amazon.com/SAVAGE-PAYBACK-Seumas-Gallacher-ebook/dp/B00G00GZEO/

Self-publishing steps to successful sales

Self-publishing steps to successful sales

Self-publishing Steps to Successful Sales

A self-publisher with over 75,000 sales/downloads explains in simple steps how he uses the social networks and ePublishing to enhance sales of his books on the Web and in hard copy.

http://www.amazon.com/Self-Publishing-Steps-Successful-Seumas-Gallacher-ebook/dp/B00JBL6K80/

And now, for a very good cause, Seumas has also taken part in a wonderful project.

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light: To Benefit Women’s Aid

Product Description

37 stories from authors around the world. Coming together to aid the key UK charity Women’s Aid. Stories from some of the best in indie publishing around the world today, as well as a couple of big names. The tales within range from horror, noir, crime to a bit of Sci Fi and romance thrown in, all for your entertainment while helping make a difference and furthering the awareness of domestic abuse.

SHADOWS & LIGHT
A Ballard Tale
Andrew Scorah

Placebo
ANDREW VACHSS

The Battered Wife
Graham Masterton

QUITS.
SEUMAS GALLACHER

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW
DAVID EDGERLEY GATES

Daylight.
Kevin Holton

THE SAME OLD STORY
by Keith Dixon

WILLIAMS OF THE YARD
IN THE FOXBOROUGH CASE
By Andrew Peters

The Deaths of Andrea Ford
By
David Monk

Across the River
A Story by Samuel Dickens

THE DARE
By
Juliet B Madison

THE OTHER WIFE
~ By Absolutely*Kate

The Last Girl on Earth.
K.A. Hambly

The Summer of Penny Walsh
By Frank Sonderborg

Finding The Phoenix
By
Caitlin O’Connor

Black-Eyed Susan
By Thomas Pluck

The Blues Detective
The Affair of the Precious Packages
Andrew Peters

All Mine
By George Beck

Ruby Pendant
By Melissa Dougherty

Emily’s Valentine
Gerry McCullough

Killing in the Name of
Aidan Thorn

The Princess
The Fox & The Crow
William Rose

The Scent of Pancakes
By Tina Bausinger

The Man Behind the Curtain
By
Paul D Brazill

Doreen’s Tomorrows
by Gay Ingram

East Meets West
By
Jane Morris

THE VISIT

by Dana Wright

Heaven’s Scar
By
Caitlin O’Connor

Jane Unbound
By Kerry E.B. Black

Ellie
By Marie Bishop

LITTLE BROTHER
By
Cath Bore

Almost Christmas
by
Rayna L. Stiner

Floorboard Hoofbeats
By
Cass McMain

AN IRISH STORY
By
Roderick Craig Low

Accounts Payable
By
Hector Duarte Jr.

Through Two Unblackened Eyes
Linda Bonney Olin

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Light-Benefit-Womens-Aid-ebook/dp/B00MCY6CYK/

Thanks so much to Seumas for being such a sport, for his ongoing support of fellow authors and for his visit, thanks very much for reading, and you know what to do, like, share, comment, and of course, CLICK!

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