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The Star Circle Trilogy

Good morning and welcome to Friday Feelings. This month, we’re going to be featuring fantasy books, both mine and those of other talented Solstice Publishing authors. Today’s tale is from Rebecca L. Frencl and her wonderful Star Circle Trilogy! The Shattered Prism The Shattered Prism Blurb At the Dark’s gathering the Nine shall stand. Circle of Light, Hope of the land . . . Robyn and Aerin have been down this road before as they hunt for the other seven Starbearers who will once more drive back the Darkness that wishes to unravel civilization and drive mankind back into howling barbarism. Silar and his silver-eyes, the soulless minions of that Darkness, dog their steps, trying to hinder them...
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Spotlight on Heaven-Sent Warrior

I’m happy to welcome Soul Mate author Nancy Lee Badger. Today, Nancy shares her new release, Heaven-Sent Warrior. Here’s Nancy! When I moved to the city suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina from the rural mountains of snowy New England, my sisters raved about the newly opened wing of the nearby North Carolina Museum of Art. I visited the museum grounds on 164-acres of open meadows, dark forests, and ponds. Inside the new building dozens of bronze statues by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, filled a whole section the idea for a new series formed. My 24th book, Heaven-sent Warrior, is now a reality. This is a full-length paranormal romance set in present-day North Carolina with a French twist...
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ABOUT THE BOOK When her sleepwalking aunt is accused of committing murder, Poppy McAllister finds out there's no rest for the weary . . .
 Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, Poppy is ready to call, “Mayday!” And now Aunt Ginny—who's a handful wide-awake—is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill prescription and helping herself to neighbors’ snacks and knickknacks.
Even more alarming, a local humanitarian who worked with troubled teens is found murdered, and the police suspect the “Snack Bandit.” Other than a bad case of midnight munchies and ...
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Do You Use Diplomacy in Difficult Situations?

    Attract the Right Job or Clientele: If you have ever wanted to tell off a client, management, or someone you know, first clear all emotions. Exercise helps, especially in the great outdoors. But if you don’t have time to leave the scene, give pause to figure out the next best steps. My Story About Diplomacy I will be forever grateful for the Dale Carnegie public speaking program I took at the start of my career. One of my favorite books is his, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” It made a mark on my psyche and influenced how to conduct both personal and business conversations. The entire sales experience, including horrific stories trying to get me to quit sales jobs, transformed...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Road Trip”

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#IndieAuthor #6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre   Today’s challenge is: “Road Trip” “She joined the traffic heading West.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link

Guest Author: Marie Lavender ~ Creating the Other World

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo : Whenever I write in a new genre, it is daunting at first. I take the time to familiarize myself with books in that category, all the while looking at the rules it… Original link

A Choice

Welcome to my guest blogger this month, Lisa J Yarde, historical novelist, speaker and blogger. This is the third in a series of blogs about what it must have been like to live in Moorish Spain. This time we learn about the life of a Christian slave who decided to change his religion and become a Muslim government minister. Well researched by Lisa for one of her historical novels and filled out by her fertile imagination it gives us an idea of why so many Christians in Moorish Spain changed their religion. A Choice by Ridwan ibn Bannigash The Life of a Christian Slave Turned Moorish Minister in 15 th Century Spain My name is Ridwan ibn Bannigash and I have been chief minister to two Sultans ...
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John D. MacDonald in Hell

One of the writers I like the most, and one from whom I learned a lot (or tried to) is John D. MacDonald. I’ve been a fan of his Travis McGee stories for ages. So you can imagine what happened in my brain when I chanced upon an open call for a very short story for a small publishing house that had two requirements: A famous writerHis experiences in the afterlife And so today I skipped lunch and I hammered out a 1500-words story called The Man with the Red-Hot Typewriter. In which John D. MacDonald finds himself in the Chinese hell. That it’s not that different from Travis McGee’s Florida: hot, damp, and the cops are crooked. I hope they like it enough to buy it. I’ve just sent it off, and no...
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Amazing Delicious Romance

Looking for an amazing, delicious romance read? Check out these titles. All FREE on Kindle Unlimited this August.   Check out this romance collection, and read them all FREE with KU!     Get to know us: come chat on Facebook! Ellen Whyte & AJ Adams L.A. Remenicky Nanea Knott Bella Jeanisse Ellie Masters Felicity Brandon Emmanuelle de Maupassant     Original link

New Mexico Rain—the Lord’s Plaything blog post #296 Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons After last week’s homage to the upcoming The Lovely Pines, a couple of hearty thunderstorms turned my thoughts to rain in New Mexico. As regular readers know, I was born and raised in southeastern Oklahoma and grew up with weather fronts that moved in overnight to dominate the skies for the entire day, spoiling outdoor plans and darkening moods. I’ve spent nights in storm cellars because the elements were so threatening. I’ve experienced rain in Texas and California and Colorado and Arkansas and Germany and Hong Kong, as well as other places I’ve forgotten. In each locale, rain seemed natural to the scheme of things. Inevitable. Some...
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Asteria is really back, and needs your help

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Asteria in the court of the Sun King is finished, and I am revising the text and deciding the final tweaks. I am also uncertain, at this point, about the format of the publication: a single volume collecting the three novellas, or a new novella every week for this month of August? Any suggestion is welcome. And I mention one novella per week, throughout the month, because as I was closing Sun King, I fell back to the habit of closing the story with a hook for the next adventure. And it goes like this… Epilogue The world was a sea of sand, scorched by a merciless sun, dunes marching mindlessly towards the horizon. The woman with gray hair, the burned remains of a white shirt covering her pale...
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Book Promotions: Cover Reveal and Pre-Orders

This post is the forty-seventh in a series about writing a novel. You can check out the list of past topics at the end of this post. As you are preparing to publish your novel, here are two book promotions that you might want to consider. Both of these are done BEFORE you publish your novel to help build excitement for your book release. Cover Reveal A cover reveal is exactly what the name implies. It is simply letting readers see the cover of your new book BEFORE the book is published. It is a great way to promote interest in the book and remind your readers (or potential readers for you newbies) that something new is coming. Great covers spark interest in your work. That is why there are s...
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Now not so very long ago Melanie was a guest on my blog quite recently, but I really want to give her extra exposure as she was a huge help to me in putting together some really great graphics which I used for my promo and I’ve been using them as tweets as well. This … Continue reading MEET MELANIE P SMITH Original link

The Chronicles of Travelstead

Good morning and welcome to Thursday Thoughts. This month, we’re going to be featuring fantasy books, both mine and those of other talented Solstice Publishing authors. Today’s tale is from Sadie K. Frasier and her series The Chronicles of Travelstead! The Chronicles of Travelstead Coven of Ashwood Falls   Get The Chronicles of Travelstead Ashwood Falls on Amazon Blurb Man-made weapons are sometimes used as façade, to assuage those who would not understand one important truth; that all battles ultimately are fought not with the handle of the sword or by the power of indomitable strength alone, but by the controlling of the rampant thoughts running through one’s own mind. Diabolical specters ...
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Guest Interview With Catherine Meyrick, Author of Forsaking All Other

Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US Today I'm pleased to welcome author Catherine Meyrick: Please tell us about your latest book Forsaking All Other is my first published novel. It is set in England in the 1580s and follows the struggles of a young widow and waiting woman, Bess Stoughton, who discovers that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour. Normally obedient Bess rebels and manages to convince her father to allow her a year to find a husband with whom she has some hope of happiness. Bess’s domestic concerns are set against the background of simmering Catholic plots to unseat Queen Elizabeth, and the involvement of English forces under the Earl of Leicester in ...
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Signing #Books at #Mashpee Commons! #Romance #Suspense Cape Cod #CapeCod Author Events

Market Street Bookshop, a wonderful local book store! Another event in my busy summer!  I’ll be signing copies of my new release, DANGEROUS CURRENTS , a Romantic Suspense set on Cape Cod, at Market Street Bookshop in  Mashpee Commons  on Saturday, August 4 th , from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  All my older titles will be available for sale and signing as well… SILVER LAKE  and  GULL HARBOR , both #1 Amazon Bestsellers,  DIVINE FALL , an award-winning Young Adult Paranormal Romance, and HAUNTED SOULS , a ghost mystery/romance voted a Top 3 Read of 2016.  If you’re on Cape Cod for the weekend, or the summer, or year-round, come by and get some new beach reads!  And signed books make both great gifts and...
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Six-Word Story Challenge – “Hot”

#IndieAuthor #6WordStory #SciFi #Fantasy #Horror #Romance #SciFan #AnyGenre   Today’s challenge is: “Hot” “She stripped and became couch manatee.” I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Feel free to post your answers on my website, FB, or wherever you happen to find this post. Cheers, J. I. Rogers Original link

Still Grinning About July

The month of July began with a bang. We had the absolute cutest family members visit us during the week of the Fourth of July. They chased Pinky and Fiona and then jumped in the pool. It was non-stop fun and laughter. We even went hiking in the Santa Rosas, played Jenga and took the dogs for walks. One day, we visited an antique shop and a French soap maker in Old Town Temecula. This was immediately followed with unlimited supplies of soft-serve with toppings. Pinky and me. I laughed my head off! Chalk drawings on pavement, chess championships and a colossal number of crayons kept everyone entertained. Pinky and Fiona received extra belly rubs and forbidden, under the table snacks. Seems eve...
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Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

I can say remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Yet I ask myself, why don’t more people know about the Warsaw Uprising that began on August 1, 1944 and lasted for 63 days. Nearly 200,000 Poles were killed. Like most … Continue reading → The post Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver

Recipe-of-the-Month: August 2018

For my Recipe-of-the-Month, I have chosen Scampi alla Busara (Langoustines in Tomato Sauce). During the summertime, particularly in the month of August when Italians flock to the beaches for the Ferragosto holiday, I always think of seafood. This scampi dish is a perfect example of the shellfish native to the waters off Trieste. Visit for the recipe. Original link