Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me. I saw this book on a Bookbub list that didn’t include the UK, so I couldn’t get the deal, which is often the case, sadly. Anyway–happily–my …

#BookReview: For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing @smariedowning Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day twelve of the national poetry month competition, and also Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge. Today, I’ve combined the two challenges into one. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWELVE: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twelve … write …

#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 12 and #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269 #Colleen’s #SpecificForm #TankaProse @ColleenChesebro Read more »

Hi everyone! I have exciting news to share today … I’m part of a poetry anthology, and the book is out now! I’m thrilled to join some truly skilled poets in this amazing collection. Here are the contributors …   …

#Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships #NewBook #Anthology @bakeandwrite @GodsAngel1 @artsrosch @ElizabethMerry1 @harmony_kent @linesbyleon @ColleenChesebro @mhurdle112 @Marjorie_Mallon Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day eight of the national poetry month competition. Here’s my offering >>> DAY EIGHT: [Instructions:] Name your alter-ego, and then describe him/her in detail. Then write in your alter-ego’s voice. Maybe your alter-ego is a streetwise …

#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 8 Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a beautiful book of poetry by an author new to me, Anneliese Dahl >>> About the Book: For those who enjoy heartfelt poetry, Anneliese Dahl shares, in this book of short …

#BookReview: Under Forgotten Skies by Anneliese Dahl and illustrated by J D Pernoste @intheminuses @bookroar_tweets Read more »

Hi everyone. Exciting news today! After quite a long absence from the Vocal platform, I’ve written a fictional piece for the Ship of Dreams competition. This is based on the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic as its 110th …

Harmony is Vocal again! Lifeboat Seven @Vocal_Creators #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, my poetry is doing double duty: it is a fit for both Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and also for Day 5 of the NaPoWriMo April 30-Day challenge. I had some good fun with this! SO: from …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #268 #TasteTheRainbow @ColleenChesebro and #NaPoWriMo Day 5 #MertailPentetope #poetry created by Harmony Kent Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me immense pleasure to have fellow author, Story Empire contributor, and friend, C S Boyack, over to visit. Craig has some fun stuff for us as well as what promises to be a fun new …

#NewBook: Good Liniment by C S Boyack @virgilante #TheHatSeries #Kindle Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from fellow author and blogging friend, Jacquie Biggar. Confession: I’ve had this one on my ereader for far too long, lols. Anyhoo … here’s my review–at last >>> …

#BookReview: My Baby Wrote Me a Letter by Jacquie Biggar @JacqBiggar Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day. We were asked to take a snapshot and write a poem. As ever, we need to avoid …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #267 #ShareYourDay @ColleenChesebro #Pi-Ku #poetry created by D Avery @daveryshiftn Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from a new author, Leila Mottley. This is a stunning read from a 17-year-old debut writer. Amazing. I discovered this book via NetGalley  >>> About the Book: A …

#BookReview: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley @leilamottley @BloomsburyBooks @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the themes of Fire and Water, picked by Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge. As ever, we need to …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #266 #ThemePrompt @ColleenChesebro #DropDrip poetry created by @YvetteMCalleiro Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me, Mahi Cheshire. I came across this book via NetGalley  >>> About the Book: THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH: FIRST, DO NO HARM… Dr Rea Dharmasena is devastated when …

#BookReview: Deadly Cure by Mahi Cheshire @MahiCheshire @vintagebooks @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me, Gill Perdue. I came across this book via NetGalley  >>> About the Book: A girl covered in blood. A missing man. A coded fairy tale. Detective …

#BookReview: The Interview by Gill Perdue @gillperduewrite @PenguinUKBooks @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone. Today is International Day of Awesomeness, and we at Story Empire wanted to pay tribute to a special lady, who does so much to support authors. And that lady is none other than Sally Cronin! Of course, the …

#InternationalDayofAwesomeness Celebrating #Author and #Blogger Sally Cronin @sgc58 Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create our own syllabic poetry. As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #264 #Create Your Own @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TheHarmonyTripytch Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from an author new to me, Elle Connel. I received an invitation to read and review this book from the publisher, via NetGalley  >>> About the Book: She’s the …

#BookReview: You Can Stay by Elle Connel #elleconnel @headlinepg @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on “Taste the rainbow—colour poetry”. The colour is “Green”.  Colleen gave us some extras too … “You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #263 #Tastetherainbow @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Tanka Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have book reviews for two gripping reads from an author new to me. I discovered Carey Baldwin and Her First Mistake after reading a review on Mae Clair’s blog last year. Having bought, read, and enjoyed …

#BookReviews: Her First Mistake and The Marriage Secret by Carey Baldwin @CareyBaldwin @bookouture @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a theme prompt. Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: TRANSITIONS You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #262 #ThemePrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Haiku Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a dark, gritty, and gripping read from an author new to me. I discovered David Six and his book Lake Abandon via Twitter and received a free ARC from BookSprout >>> …

#BookReview: Lake Abandon by David Six @AuthorDavidSix @booksproutapp Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a photo prompt. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. Diana Peach chose this week’s image … I’ve chosen an inverted Etheree as …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #261 #PhotoPrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Etheree Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a fun children’s read by an author new to me, Rosalind Barden >>> About the Book: Lots of characters have it bad, in my Bunker Hill neighborhood smack dab in the …

#BookReview: Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case by Rosalind Barden @BardenRosalind @bookroar_tweets Read more »