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Welsh Wednesdays: Review: “Motherlove” by Thorne Moore


MlcoverThorne Moore has been guest on my Welsh Wednesday series. I finally caugth up with her book this week.

Her book Motherlove is a brilliant story about a girl who went missing. The mother, who is being blamed for this, tries to figure out what happened. At the same time, other narrative strands focus on different themes of motherhood and motherlove.
While you know that the strands are connected somehow and even may be able to figure out how, you won’t be quite prepared for the way that the characters develop and come to terms with their issues. One of the biggest achievements for a book is to change your perspective and I certainly went away from this with exactly such a change of perspective.
What has happened 22 years ago and how the author choses to tie things up not only surprised me but it made me think and…

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Legends of Windemere: Tribe of the Snow Tiger is Live for Pre-Order! #ASMSG #fantasy #Bookboost

Legends of Windemere

Now Available on Amazon for Pre-Order!
Coming to your Kindle on June 1st!

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Timoran Wrath has a shameful secret that is about to see the light of day.

The noble barbarian has always been a constant source of strength and wisdom for his beloved friends. His loyalty has been unwavering and they know that he would never hesitate to lay down his life for them. Even in their darkest hour, the champions know that Timoran will come through and fight to the bitter end. Now they must return the favor as he reunites with his tribe and willingly faces the executioner’s blade.

Is it possible that the honorable Timoran was nothing more than an illusion?

Don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads ‘To Read’ List too!

Excerpt: The Snow Tiger

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Linda Watkins, A Master of Horror Stories

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Smorgasbord FREE Promotion Opportunities 2016

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I would love to promote your books in 2016 and here are the individual posts for the various options. I would like to mention at this point that any promotion works better when there is participati…

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Welsh Wednesdays: John Nicholl


Today I would like to welcome John Nicholl to Welsh Wednesdays. He writes psychological thrillers with a character called DI Gravel who is Welsh, overweight, heavy drinking, old school, world weary, and dedicated.

Welcome John. Please tell us about your personal connection to Wales. FullSizeRender

I was born and grew up in Carmarthen in beautiful wet West Wales. We lived in Devon and Cornwall for a while, but came back to Wales when I was appointed Child protection coordinator for Dyfed. We plan to stay in Wales.

Tell us a little about yourself as writer and as person. (Tell us about your writing history. When was the first time you decided to write and when was the first time you did? Your hobbies, family, pets..?)

I wrote a multi-agency child protection guide and articles for newspapers and magazines during my career, but white is the coldest colour was my first novel. I’ve…

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My Permafree Experience: a Guest Post by M T McGuire

If you read the cool comments under my posts, you may remember a dialogue I had with author M T McGuire, where I offered her a guest post spot if she’d share her experience making her book, F…

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With  many thanks offered to International Dylan Thomas Day Coordinator Mab Jones and Literature Wales, I shall now begin to attempt to convey the many flavours of this event…

Performance sketches created during the event by Penarth based fine artist Pauline Williams…Event filming by Fritz O’Skennick…Photographs by Dave Daggers…Slideshow of International Dylan Day Promo images and images from previous MEGAVERSE events compiled by Will Ford and and produced by Terri Hoskings…Megaverse posters  by Gordon Anderson and all round superlative logistical support from Gordon and Cardiff Central Library HUB.


For the first time since beginning to organise MEGAVERSE events I asked an ‘entry fee’ of contributors, in the form of ‘a piece of writing inspired in some way by Dylan Thomas, his work, his life, his themes, his spirit, poetic forms or whatever this challenge moves you to write’. As ever I was humbled by the enthusiasm of colleagues from…

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