The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

The Vanished Boy

A missed phone call in the night is all it takes.

When Carole’s 18-year-old son goes missing, she breaks into Jayden’s laptop to try to understand his life.

All too soon, Carole discovers just how little she knew her boy.

Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you from an author new to me. Although I don’t usually go in for historical fiction, I’m so pleased I gave this one a look. A Splendid Ruin is a thoroughly …

#BookReview: A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance @MeganSChance Read more »

Hi everyone. For those who missed it yesterday, Staci has an interesting post on basic plots over at Story Empire. Well worth a look >>>   Ciao, SEers. Last time I was here, I talked about the first of Vonnegut’s …

Basic Plots: Vonnegut’s Boy Meets Girl | Story Empire Read more »

Hi everyone. I had a wonderful surprise when I logged on this morning! Sally has showcased my book, Polish Your Prose, over at her bookstore and cafe today (doing my happy dance)! And I must give a special thanks to …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – Reviews – #Humour Lizzie Chantree, #Design Valentina Cirasola, #Writing Harmony Kent Read more »

The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

The Vanished Boy

A missed phone call in the night is all it takes.

When Carole’s 18-year-old son goes missing, she breaks into Jayden’s laptop to try to understand his life.

All too soon, Carole discovers just how little she knew her boy.

Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you from a well-known author, who I am fairly new to. Today’s book is a bit different from my usual in that it is a non-fiction read. This is a much …

#BookReview: The Boy Between: A Mother and Son’s Journey From a World Gone Grey @MrsAmandaProwse Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to host fellow author and friend, Vashti Quiroz-Vega while she showcases her latest book. I have this whole series on my TBR and can’t wait to get to it. I’ll let Vashti tell you more >>>

The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

The Vanished Boy

A missed phone call in the night is all it takes.

When Carole’s 18-year-old son goes missing, she breaks into Jayden’s laptop to try to understand his life.

All too soon, Carole discovers just how little she knew her boy.

Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you from a favourite author of mine C L Taylor. I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley and Avon Books >>>   About the Book: You come to …

#BookReview: Her Last Holiday by C L Taylor @callytaylor Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, Joan is talking all about the differences with critique and beta readers. You’ll find her informative post over on Story Empire >>> Hey, SE Readers. Happy 2021. Joan here today. No matter if you’re a beginning writer …

Which Way Do I Go? Critique Groups, Critique Partners, or Beta Readers | Story Empire Read more »

The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the week again …fun flash fiction from Suzanne Burke. I’m right at the 750 word limit this week. Here’s the short story I came up with >>>   Image by RENE RAUSCHENBERGER from Pixabay Is It A …

Is It A Bird?: ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #30 NEW Image Prompt. Join in the fun! #IARTG #ASMSG @pursoot #WritingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! Happy New Year’s Eve. Here’s wishing you all a fabulous 2021. This year, I’ve discovered 10 writers new-to-me and one re-discovered, who have moved me and stayed with me long after I’ve read their books. Today, I wanted …

2020 #Authors Who Have Stayed With Me @callytaylor @DotHutchison @LynneBarrettLee @DMPulleyAuthor @rachelcaine @michaelcarey191 @Mark__Lawrence @longshotauthor @Dwallacepeach @NaminaForna @LBardugo @stacitroilo @TerryTyler4 @sgc58 @itsmcronin Read more »

Hi everyone. I hope you’ve had a good Chistmas. Today it gives me great pleasure to have fellow author and friend, Jan Sikes, over to visit. She has a new book that’s just released. I’ll let Jan tell you all …

#NewBook: Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes @JanSikes3 Read more »

Hi everyone. Today, I have a book review for you from debut author Marianne Cronin. I discovered this book via NetGalley and received a free ARC of this book. This is by far the BEST book I’ve read this year …

#BookReview: The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin @itsmcronin @susanW1F #LenniAndMargot Read more »