Check out this short story, Trust, from Sally Cronin's Flights of Fancy, as featured in this post from the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Meet author Greg Payan from this post on Linda’s Book Bag Blog.
I think most people who are regular Linda’s Book Bag visitors know in the last two or three years my husband has had a mini stroke and my Dad has died from a massive one so you’ll understand why I have invited Greg Payan onto the blog to tell me about his book.
If you’re an author who’d also like to stay in with me to tell me about one of your books, please click here for more details.
Staying in with Greg Payan
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, Greg. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve brought along, Please Stay, my recently published memoir. It tells the story of my then girlfriend (now wife) who was stricken at the age of 39 by a near fatal brain…
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Check out this guest post by Felicity Sidnell Reid as featured on The Story Reading Ape Blog.
Spring has finally arrived, after an April that proved, once again, to be the “cruellest month”. Unfortunately, as happens when spring comes late, it is also short—blink and everything has changed. A kaleidoscope of colour shifts into the green of early summer.
Spring’s late… Summer’s watching…
Too optimistic for our location,|
in March we yearned to celebrate
an official changing of the guard.
Winter seemed ready to retreat,
but recalcitrant spring flew in,
shifted uneasily from foot to foot.
then fled snowdrops shivering
after a bitter Easter, leaving us
powerless in April’s ice-storms,
Two weeks later, she returns
Birds nest and sing in triumph,
fish swim the creek, rabbits run
through gardens, suddenly
blue, yellow white and red.
Longed for flowers bloom all at once—
scilla, hyacinth, tulips, daffodils,
forsythia, anemones, even magnolia!
A bounty almost insulting, as though
Spring is thumbing her nose at us.
But today the trees…
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Check out what’s new on the shelves at Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore from this post on the Smorgasbord Blog
Delighted to welcome Elle Boca to the cafe and bookstore with The Weeia MarshalsSeries.. Beginning with book one.. Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia….
About Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
One of the reviews for the book
Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia started out with the examination of a young Weeia girl…
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Check out this post featuring author, poet and book reviewer, Balroop Singh from the Smorgasbord Review blog.
Welcome to this week’s Getting to Know you interview and this week my special guest is author, poet, book reviewer and blogger Balroop Singh. Balroop is a wonderful supporter of other writers and I have been delighted to share her insightful and constructive reviews for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore. Balroop has also shared some of her wonderful poetry here over the last two years.
Before we discover which five questions Balroop has opted to answer, here is a little more about her… and I will share details of her books at the end of the post.
About Balroop Singh
Balroop Singh, a former teacher, an educationalist, a blogger, a poet and an author always had a passion for writing. The world of her imagination has a queer connection with realism. She could envision the images of her own poetry while teaching the poems. Her dreams saw the…
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Check out this free story, Shoot the Devil (Redux), by Nicholas Rossis, from this post on his blog.
In April, I posted my thousandth post on this blog. To celebrate, I will share here all my short stories. Every couple of weeks, I’ll be posting one story from my celebrated Exciting Destinies series for you to enjoy. With over 30 stories so far, I hope you’ll have lots of fun in the coming months!
Last week, I posted Shoot The Devil, one of my favorite short stories from Infinite Waters. This week, it’s Shoot The Devil (Redux) from You’re In For A Ride. This is an alternative telling of that same story. You will notice that the two stories start the same, then diverge wildly. I love the idea of small changes having huge repercussions down the line, and this is my way of exploring that.
Click here to read some more free stories.
Shoot The Devil (Redux)
“Papieren,” a voice barks behind…
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Check out this review of the book, On the Devil’s Side of Heaven, by Roger Peppercorn, from this post on Rachel Poli’s blog.
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I received a free digital review copy from the author’s publicist in exchange for an honest review.
With the drop of a judge’s gavel, Walt Walker has finally lost everything. The badge and gun he used to carry and the moral certainty of right and wrong, good and evil that used to keep him grounded. Now Walt, sans gun, gets his badges from an Army Navy store. He spends his days in South Florida, working for a boutique insurance firm as their investigator. He spends his nights in dive bars, trying to forget the mess he has made of his life.
Ronald Jacobs always preferred the title Human Resource Manger to Hitman. But now that he’s retired, he can…
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