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Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 9 #RRBC #RWISA


Welcome to Day 9 of the #WatchRWISAWrite Showcase, where each day I will feature a different author. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce author Mary Adler and her short essay & poem, BLACK NOTES BEAT. Mary Adler BLACK NOTES BEAT By Mary Adler I have studied and observed crowsfor years, and the more I’ve learned about them, the more I admire theircomplex family and flock relationships. They are intelligent, create and usetools, and they teach their skills to other crows. As Rev. Henry Ward Beechersaid, “If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be cleverenough to be crows.” Over the years, I have told myfamily and friends more than they ever wanted to know about crows. One ...
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Being a teen is hard enough…

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Today, I’m more than thrilled for my friend and fellow author, Vicki-Ann Bush! Her new book, “Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths”, is about to hit the shelves! I came to know Vicki-Ann at my prior publisher. She’s a great author! If you’ve ever read YA, or have one in your life, I recommend her work! “For Alex McKenna, high school is just a distraction from the love of his life, Margaret, with whom he can’t wait to spend more time once they get to college. In many respects, Alex is just an average seventeen-year-old boy…except for the fact he’s a transgender medium born from a long line of Strega witches, possessing the ability to communicate with ghosts.” This book is being released by Th...
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Terminal Transit – Irish, Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Horror Novel


Synopsis A brilliant research student discovers a plot fulminated by demons from another dimension and kills himself in the process. The fate of the world is left in the hands of an elderly academic and a mysterious orphan. Using the facts surrounding Ireland’s economic collapse in 2008 as its starting point, Terminal Transit is an apocalyptic adventure dealing with death and destruction in a Dublin slowly devastated by demonic intervention. Can the end of the world be avoided? Or is this planet simply scheduled for Terminal Transit? Terminal Transit, Chapter I ‘The Song of the NotBeSpeak,’ Verse 8 The city at night is a dark and dangerous place. Revellers and ruffians vie for space. People ...
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A Discarded Son: Available to Pre-order

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Dublin, Ireland, 1881.  Isobel Fitzgerald’s mother, Martha, marries solicitor James Ellison but an unexpected guest overshadows their wedding day. Martha’s father is dying and he is determined to clear his conscience before it is too late. Lewis Greene’s confession ensures the Ellisons’ expectation of a quiet married life is gone and that Isobel’s elder brother, Alfie Stevens, will be the recipient of an unwelcome inheritance. When a bewildering engagement notice is published in The Irish Times, the name of one of the persons concerned sends Will and Isobel on a race against time across Dublin and forces them to break a promise and reveal a closely guarded secret. Read An Excerpt From Chapte...
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Quote of the Week – July 10

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ~ Carol Burnett Original link

Branding

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I don’t mean what cowboys do to their cows! I’ve been thinking a lot about this subject. I keep reading at different places that, as an author, I must create a brand. I have never quite understood what this means. After doing some research, I think I discovered a possible explanation. I may be wrong, but it sounds like making my work into a series or writing about a world that I created to write my stories in. Why would I want to do this? I know it helps generate sales, because readers get attached to your world and your characters, but I’m not really into writing about the same characters in one series indefinitely like so many authors do. Book 1, book 2, book 3, book 4, book 5, book 6, . ....
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Japanese poetry


Everyone, well a lot of people who are interested in poetry, that is, will have heard of the haiku. This is the epigrammatic Japanese verse form comprised of just three lines and seventeen syllables. It doesn’t need to rhyme, but is more of a challenge to write if it does. It is hard to find good examples from famous Japanese poets as the translation will often have more or fewer syllables. But here is one from Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1696): In the twilight rain / Those brilliant – hued hibiscus / A lovely sunset. And here is a very bad example of my own: The sky is so grey / The sun is behind the clouds / I hate the winter. A typical haiga – painting plus haiku Not many people realise that the...
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Book Review: The Earl in Black Armor, by Nancy Blanton


New on Amazon UK and Amazon US IRELAND, 1635: When the clan leader sends Faolán Burke to Dublin to spy on Thomas Wentworth, the ruthless Lord Deputy of Ireland, the future of his centuries-old clan rests upon his shoulders. Wentworth is plotting to acquire clan lands of Connacht for an English Protestant plantation, displacing Irish families. To stop him, Faolán must discover misdeeds that could force King Charles to recall Wentworth to England. How fascinating to see the English occupation of Ireland from the Irish perspective. The often harsh world of seventeenth century Dublin Castle is convincing and the character of Faolán Burke is perfectly placed to allow us an insight into the comple...
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FLOW OF NATURE


valeris-media “Isotonic Jacuzzi Process” serie by VALERIS   The sea flows through me. I’m part of it you see. Water fills my cells. It rings all my bells. Sunlight keeps me warm. Nature is true to form. It protects us. It nurtures us. We’re all connected. No less is expected. Original link Original author: Susanne Leist

RISING FROM THE DEEP


Source: nunsndogs   The night caters to our whims. It follows our deadly sins. Our darkest nightmares come alive. We’ll do anything to survive. Monsters stalk us in our sleep. Creatures rising from the deep. It creaks open the bedroom door. I see it move across the floor. My head turns to accept my doom. I am one of them all too soon. Original link Original author: Susanne Leist

SUMMERTIME

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“ summertime
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I float in a swimming pool.
I feel relaxed and cool.
A breeze fills the air.
No one else swims near.
Two leaves drift beside me.
I turn my head to see.
Two whales grin back at me.
I’m in the big blue sea.
I jump into the...
  laurabreiling : summertime I float in a swimming pool. I feel relaxed and cool. A breeze fills the air. No one else swims near. Two leaves drift beside me. I turn my head to see. Two whales grin back at me. I’m in the big blue sea. I jump into the pool. I feel like a fool. My mind played tricks on me. I’m an author, you see.   Original link Original author: Susanne Leist

The Hell of Insecurities

Insecurities. We all have them. The reason I’m writing this today is because it has been a hot topic among my peers lately. Sometimes writing helps me makes sense of things, so perhaps typing this out will serve that purpose. I believe that there is a tremendous difference in the way women and men handle personal insecurities. From what I’m gathering men tend to recognize insecurities, but then they promptly stick them in a box. They acknowledge the issue, but they quickly bury it and move forward. Women, on the other hand, seem to laser focus on them. We rip them apart, analyze each piece, put them all back together only to tear them apart again. We continue to focus on them until we get on...
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 11:15, talks about a women’s long hair being her “crowning glory”, her “pride and joy” in the NLT translation, and her hair given to her by God as a covering.  Proverbs 16:31 calls gray hair a … Continue reading → Original link

Short Story - Fourth of July

I published a new short story for KindleFourth of July is about a family escaping the ravages of the Great Famine in Ireland.While on the crossing to America, disaster strikes.Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TZLDLCK/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4Thank you.

Hating John Watson


In five days I need to deliver the final draft of a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that I pitched a while back and the editor wants to see finished. It’s a big opportunity – to break in a new market, to make some money, to reach new readers and to please an editor I hope will buy more stories of mine. In the last three weeks I wrote five different versions of the story, and scrapped each and every one. I have a solid outline, I have the right gimmicks, I have the characters and the research. Everything’s perfectly fine. And the story sucks more than anything that ever sucked before. What’s wrong? Easy: the narrator. Much as I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, I always found John Watson’s voice ins...
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Exclusive Interview with author Isabelle Moss, plus a look at adult literary romance/fantasy, EROS AND THE MAGICIAN!


Hi, readers! I am pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. We’re doing something a little different. This is our twelfth official author interview on this romance blog! I know in the past, we did character interviews … Continue reading → Original link

Passwords

Something happened this morning to my PC. I started it as usual and it went into a massive read/write thing, continuous access to the hard disk, 100% CPU usage, the works – and when it was over, it had lost all of my passwords. All of them. Each and every one. My facebook access code and my Patreon code and my WordPress key and my PayPal authentication. Everything had been obliterated. I cursed, as one does, and then started looking for a way to recover the missing access keys. It’s been a long day of SMS messages with code numbers and other demented “security procedures” that have wasted a lot of my time, and two thirds of my systems still don’t work. Isn’t life beautiful? Original link

Devoted Lovers Tour by Shayla Black. He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.


He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart. Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—change her plans. Josiah isn’t looking for love…but Maggie rouses his body and stirs his heart like no other woman. She’s got a rocky romantic past, and a smart man would steer clear. But when the murder quotient in Kendall County rises a...
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Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 8 #RRBC #RWISA


Welcome to Day 8 of the #WatchRWISAWrite Showcase, where each day I will feature a different author. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce author Wendy Scott and her short story, THE AWAKENING. Wendy Scott The Awakening (An excerpt from ‘Prophecy and Pirates’ my unpublished first fantasy novel). by Wendy Scott Evarna gazed at the tinker’s sleeping form and resisted the urge to trail her fingertips through Rick’s locks. For both their sakes she had to leave now before he awoke. They lived in contrasting worlds; he roamed the forest with a free spirit, but as an aristocrat’s bastard, she battled the protocols and restrictions of the Baron’s Court. As satisfying as this romantic interlude had be...
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FEATURED AUTHOR: CHRISTIN BRECHER


ABOUT THE BOOK 

Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for . . . Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptials promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official holiday weekend. Stella’s thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centerpiece for the wedding ceremony: a two-foot-tall scented unity candle—a symbol of the happy couple’s love. But it looks like the bride-to-be’s uncle won’t be walking his niece down the aisle after he’s found dead. The murder weapon is Stella’s seemingly indestructible candle,...
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