Archives for the month of: October, 2018

Check out #BadMoonRising. Today, Hugh Robert shares some fabulous anecdotes and information about his short-story anthology, Glimpses.

Books and Such

Happy Hump Day!  If taking on a horror/paranormal/supernatural book all at once is a bit daunting, maybe testing the waters with short stories is a way to ease into the genre.  Today’s featured author gives you that opportunity.  He also confirms why it’s best not to leave arms and legs uncovered while sleeping – you never know what’s waiting under the bed.   Welcome Hugh Roberts!

You’re in a horror movie.  Are you the final person, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

I’d be the killer. I can remember being cast as the ‘bad guy’ in a school play. It was set in a haunted house, and I had to wait for my victim to pass by before I came out of the dark and wrestled him to the ground. What most struck me about this, though, was that whilst the struggle…

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If you’re interested in time-related fiction and looking for a different take on it, check out Tarkentower.

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I am very pleased to be able to feature the latest book by writer, blogger, and magazine publisher, Daniel White. Daniel is the owner and editor of both Unfit Magazine, and Longshot Island Magazine, and has been kind enough to publish some of my stories and articles in that great publication.

D. S. White received his BA at Columbia College in Chicago and his MBA at National Taiwan University. He is the editor-in-chief at Longshot Press, which runs two imprints, Longshot Island and Unfit Magazine. While his expertise is in business, his passion is in writing. He was born in the mountains but now lives by the sea.

Here is a synopsis of his exciting new book.
“Meet Lewis Fuller, a simple kid with no idea of what’s at stake or how to fix anything. Just having arrived in the future, he’s got a lot of catching up to do.

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#TuesdayBookBlog THE GREAT WAR ILLUSTRATED 1918: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI by William Langford & Jack Holroyd (@penswordpub) (@penswordbooks) #Bookreview #MilitaryHistory – Hi all: I bring you today the review of a book by one of my favourite non-fiction publishers, Pen & Sword. The Great War Illustrated 1918: Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI by William Langford & Jack Holroyd. A must have for scholars, researches, and WWI enthusiasts. The final boo… http://ow.ly/V9ZP50jx9hp

Vashti Quiroz’s Dracul from her new book Son of the Serpent is interviewed in Lisa Burton Radio.

Entertaining Stories

Lisa Burton

Welcome all you demonologists, and exorcists. You’ve landed on Lisa Burton Radio, the only show that brings you the characters from the books you love. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and have I got a seasonal treat for you today. “Welcome to the show, Dracúl.”

“I’m not sure how to take that welcome Lisa but I am pleased to be here.”

“So many times, characters get a bad rap, an underserved reputation if you like. There is good and bad in everyone. Give our listeners an idea about your childhood.”

“I do not agree that there is good and bad in everyone. Some creatures are just bad. As far as my childhood – I did not have one. I woke up in a forest one night as a child with no recollection of who or what I was or what I was doing there. All my memories were…

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Bloomin’ Book Launch – Party Bus & Atonement TN Book Fair!(@teagangeneviene) #TuesdayBookBlog #Bookreview – Hi all: You know I’m a bit fan of Teagan Geneviene’s books and her blog, so, of course, I could not resist the invitation to take part in her Blog-Party Bus. But, me being me, I’ve included a review of Atonement in Bloom as well. Here comes the bus!!! All aboard! Beep-beep, yeah! The party http://ow.ly/y9iz50jtM7A

Do you enjoy fancy dress parties! Head over to Sally Cronin’s blog and join in on Wednesday 31st October. You only need a picture wearing a fancy dress or a Halloween themed one…

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I am sure that there will be many posts on 31st October celebrating Halloween and I thought I might have a party too.

Since this holiday is about dressing up, I thought that I would make this a Fancy Dress Party and you have to be suitably attired to get through the door.

The good news is that you can send in a photograph of you in fancy dress at any age… as a child or adult and even a special selfie you have taken just for this party. And if you cannot find one that is Halloween inspired then that is okay too..

It is really simple to participate…..

  1. Send the photograph (please not too small)
  2. Your link to your Amazon Author Page or your Blog
  3. Send both to sally.cronin@moyhill.com

I will provide the food, music and goodie bags to take home with you and spread the news of…

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Marcia Meara has a book launch! The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody is out! Congratulations!

The Write Stuff

The past year has been one of writing in fits and starts and changing books in mid-stream. It was the first time I’ve set aside one draft to start another, and the first year in which I have only finished one book. So far. But today, I’m very happy to say that The Emisssary 2: To Love Somebody is now available for download on Amazon. 

How It All Came About:

After I published my second Riverbend novel, Finding Hunter, I began receiving a lot of questions about Gabe Angelino, a trucker who played a pivotal role in the story. It appears Willow wasn’t the only one who thought he might be a real angel instead of just a good man. At every local event, someone invariably asked me about that mysterious trucker, so I decided I better do something about it. But what?

I considered the idea for a while, then…

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#Blogtour RATIONAL CREATURES Ed. by Christina Boyd (@xtnaboyd) It was hard to be a woman in the Regency period and Austen knew it all too well! A must read for Austen lovers. – Hi all: I am pleased to bring you a book by an editor (and writer) I have come to admire and trust. She has put me in touch with many great authors a well, so you read on at your peril… Ah, and don’t miss the GIVEAWAY Rational Creatures: Stirrings of Feminism in the Hearts http://ow.ly/naaX50jrg2g

A great review by Colleen Chesebro of Sally Cronin’s new book. I can’t wait to read it!

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Title: Tales from the Irish Garden

Amazon Author Page: Sally Cronin

Illustrated by: Donata Zawadzka

Publication Date: September 24, 2018

Formats: Paperback & Kindle

Genres: Romance, Fantasy

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IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:

“The queen of Magia and her court have fled their sun-filled Spanish homeland and the palace beneath the magnolia tree.

Arriving on the backs of geese and swans, they seek sanctuary in the magic garden of The Storyteller who welcomes them to the Emerald Island, a place where rain is almost a daily feature.

Grateful for their safe haven and the generosity of their host, the queen, and her courtiers embrace their new surroundings with delight.

As the seasons change throughout the year, they come into contact with many of the human and animal inhabitants of the garden and the surrounding forest, all of whom have a story to tell.

This is a magical fairy story infused with fantasy and…

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Beetley Pete sharing a gem of a film. I love it as well, and it featured in my PhD. Such joy!

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The Winslow Boy (1999)

This is not the only adaptation of the Rattigan play of the same name, but it is by far the best one. That is helped by a superb script from David Mamet, who also directed the film with consummate skill. Then there is the casting, with a breathtaking array of some of the finest British actors on display. Add the wonderful costume, convincing sets, and the compelling original (based on true events) story, and this film is a sheer wonder, from start to finish. I have seen it at least three times, and it is so good, I would happily watch it again next week.

The story itself is simple, but complex in the telling. Set not long before WW1, in 1911, we follow the life of a well-to-do middle class banker and his family, in London. His oldest child, a daughter, is involved with the…

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Living in the Gap

“Ruffled feathers and endless squawking over a minor difficulty is typical of a crow’s life. I lean back on the counter and realize that could be my line….”

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