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I OWE IT ALL TO TOLKIEN *

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I owe it all to Tolkien (and PLEASE spell this name
correctly. It’s not difficult. Nor is it
‘Tolkein’).

I’d been reading SF and Fantasy regularly since I was 14, in 1967. I read THE LORD OF THE RINGS in 1971 (I’d never read THE HOBBIT as a child). It changed my life.  Because I am an obsessive.  So I grabbed every book I could find by and about JRR Tolkien.  Including the Coles Notes, which mentioned a Tolkien Society in the USA.  I wrote to Tolkien’s publishers, Allen & Unwin, to ask if there was a Tolkien Society in the UK.  There was. I joined.

From there I went to parties with other members of the society and found out about the monthly London SF Meeting – then at the Globe pub in Hatton Garden on the first Thursday of the month.  I first attended in November…

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New Release – Cursed Legacy By Jade Kerrion

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Today I have a New Release, Cursed Legacy, book three in the Lord of Ocean series by my friend Jade Kerrion.  This is a totally awesome series and I highly recommend it.

Cursed Legacy

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Family is all he has left…
What–or who–will he pay to save the Earth?

Transformed by dark energy, the mer-king Zamir is a chimera–a seamless tapestry of skills…a mangled mess of memories.

Yet through all the catastrophes he has witnessed–many of his own making–he has learned one thing.

Family matters; especially the last of his bloodline, his grandson, Kai.

A straightforward quest to rebuild his shattered empire and set his grandson upon the throne is thwarted by the soul shards in his chimeric personality.

Zamir has enemies, far more than he imagined. And their hate is brutally raw.

One of them, Marduk, possesses the power of a god, and in his attempt to right a perceived…

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Coming Soon – Where The Wind Blows By Simone Beaudelaire

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I have a soon to be released novel for you.  Where The Wind Blows, a contemporary romance by my friend Simone Beaudelaire, it is up for pre-order now.

When the Wind Blows SIMONE

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The irresistible harmony between musicians creates a passionate symphony, but past discords and present clashes sour the melody. Can their love finally ring true?

When workaholic choir director Brooke Daniels catches the eye of handsome African-American opera singer Kenneth Hill, the harmony between them hits just the right note.

As their desires crescendo, dissonances complicate their harmonious duet. Brooke’s troubled history threatens her ability to commit, while Kenneth’s loved ones question the wisdom of their interracial relationship.

Torn between their growing love and internal and external pressures, Brooke and Kenneth must delve deep into their hearts to discover what they truly desire. Will they finally succumb to discord, or will they allow their love to soar?

Note: This interracial contemporary romance…

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New Release – Killer Geezer By T. Jackson King

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Today I have a New Release Killer Geezer, book one in Transcendent series by my friend T. Jackson King.  I look forward to reading this new adventure.

Jack Hansen is a 70 year old geezer living alone in Santa Fe whose mind is suddenly hit by a white flash. Moments later he is able to set fire to one mugger, melt down a second, knife a third and knock out a fourth. All before 6 a.m.! Jack likes the psychic powers that are suddenly making him powerful and almost invulnerable. But are these powers natural or supernatural? And why did they come to him? Follow his adventures and his discovery the world is not as it seems to be!

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New Release – Confessions of The Underworld Boater By Jade Kerrion

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This New Release is going to be a monthly serial.  It’s an awesome read and I can’t wait for each episode.  It’s called Confessions of The Underworld Boater, Season 1, episode 1, by my friend Jade Kerrion.

Confessions

Description1Losing my job wasn’t the problem…
Being recalled was.

No one believes in the Greek gods anymore, which leaves me with nothing to do at the banks of the river Styx.

Boredom isn’t an excuse for bad judgment, but I should have known better than to hang out in Fort Lauderdale.

The nightclub owned by my elder brother Thanatos—Death—is the hottest destination on the beach, until mortals inexplicably sicken and die—

—and show up at the Styx.

The displaced mortals are the first pawns in the long-overdue war between the gods of Olympus and the offspring of the Titans—the children of Nyx, my siblings and me.

My name is…

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Llandeilo Lit Fest 2019 – Save the date April 25th – 28th and some highlights

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Bore da folks,

After months of hard work behind the scene we can now reveal the current lineup of this years’ Llandeilo Lit Fest

Of course there may be updates and changes but for now, you can browse through these highlights. Until the programme booklet is printed and the website fully updated this is the inofficial preview:

All online tickets for this year’s festival are now live at  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/llandeilo-lit-fest-16877977571
and paper tickets can be purchased from March 1st at the Red Cross Book Shop in Llandeilo.

Sian Northey, writer and writing teacher, lives and breathes books.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sian-northey-tickets-57212912361

Phil Steele in conversation.
Nerves of Steele reveals the remarkable story of the successful Welsh rugby international, Phil Steele. An uplifting story about the strength of the human spirit overcoming mental anguish and personal tragedy.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phil-steele-in-conversation-tickets-57126992372

Hongian Mas yn yr Hangout.

Poetry Slam…

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