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Feel Good Friday – Comedy Award #humour #jokes

Originally posted on Facing 50 with humour.:

portrait Carol E Wyer small file -2-2Okay, this is different…I mean really different. For months – no, make that years- I have posted jokes on Fridays for you.

As you know, last year I began doing stand up. It’s been going well, so well in fact, I have decided to give that side of things a little nudge and so I have entered the BBC New Comedy Award.

To enter the award, you must provide a six-seven minute clip of your act and upload it to Soundcloud. I managed that and so for today’s Feel Good Friday I offer you never heard before material from my routine. It’s only the basic introduction but I wrote it all myself. Let me know what you think. Unless of course, you think it’s dreadful, then just post a picture of a rotten tomato.


Have a good weekend and, remember to…

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The Steel Inside


For those followers who are into Steampunk… enjoy!

Originally posted on The Write Route:

Writing involves years of scribbling, more rejections than anyone wants to think about, a lot of heartaches, self-doubt and carrying on regardless.  Many say that writers have to develop a thick skin, I’d say that we all need a little steel inside.  So it’s always good to know that someone you know has managed that mystical goal of actually being published.  It’s even better when the someone you know is you.

That’s how I feel this month with the release on 27th June of “Steel & Bone” from Xchyler Publishing.  This is an anthology of nine steampunk adventures.  For those who don’t know (and shame on you) steampunk is a genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that includes technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century steam-powered machinery. Think Eleventh Doctor’s first Tardis and you’re pretty much there. Steampunk stories often have a Victoriana feel or an alternative history setting…

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6 months of magic and mayhem…with more to follow!

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Originally posted on Sophie E Tallis:

Today’s post is a rather reflective one, so apologies for getting a little misty-eyed and overawed!

Six months ago on the 1st December 2014 my debut novel, White Mountain, the first of my Darkling Chronicles trilogy, was gloriously published by Grimbold Books & their imprint Kristell Ink Publishing. I knew at the time that the merry-go-round of madness was about to begin, but boy what a rollercoaster ride it’s been!


White Mountain, as most of my friends, family and supporters know, was a complete labour of love that took over ten years to write, research and worldbuild (yes, I am a VERY slow writer! I promise that Book 2 WILL be finished and ready next year, so no decade to wait!). All my interests in ancient history, world mythology, geography, geology, natural history, ecology, anthropology etc., etc., dripped into the history and worldbuilding behind the story of White Mountain

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New Release – Aliens Vs. Humans by T. Jackson King

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today I have a new release for you, Aliens Vs. Humans, book 4 in the Aliens series by my friend T. Jackson King.  Tom has also given us a first chapter to give you a taste of what is to come.

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Jack Munroe’s anti-predator crusade is stopped cold by an ultimatum from the Arbitors of the Great Dark. Either stop contacting juvenile star systems with his message of liberty and freedom, or humanity will be cut off from the universe with an Isolation Globe that nothing can penetrate! The Arbitors resemble Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs. But these dinos have giant spaceships, a shield that blocks all energy weapons and they view Humans as upstarts who must either play by their Rules, or be blocked from ever again exploring the stars. With the help of his physicist buddy Archibald and the battle skills of Maureen, the deadliest grandma…

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Excerpt Promotion – Dragon Blade by J.D. Hallowell

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s excerpt is from an awesome book called Dragon Blade by fellow author J.D. Hallowell.  This is book two in the War of Blades series.  The first is called Dragon Fate, I highly recommend this series and if you love dragons you will definitely love these books.

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Swords forged by dragon magic. Ancient rivalries flaring into all-out war. Dragon Riders caught up in a clash of hidden powers. A world hangs in the balance.

Dragon Blade, the final book in The War of the Blades, is the epic sequel to the story begun in Dragon Fate. DelnoOkonan, his draconic bond-mate, Geneva, and their allies among the Dragons and Riders are once again caught up in events controlled by unseen forces. They must uncover the real secrets behind the death of a senior Dragon Rider and the sudden rise of the Roracks, ancient enemy of dragons and men…

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She’s done it again!

Originally posted on Facing 50 with humour.:

Sheryl PhotoDo you get excited when one of your favourite authors brings out a new book? I do. I can’t wait for release day and then i have to go and hide so I can read it immediately.

One of my very favourite authors has just released another crime novel and i am over the moon about it. This lady is going from strength to strength and with another romantic novel also due out soon I am ecstactic. Who is it? Sheryl Browne of course.

I’ve written before about Sheryl and if you have not read any of her books then I am afraid you really are missing out. Her venture into the world of crime writing with The Edge of Sanityhas been a huge success with the book hitting the best-seller list and her latest release Death Sentence published by Safkhet Publishing has already received many five star reviews…

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First Chapters – Escape by Lisa Williamson

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Another fantastic First Chapter from my friend Lisa Williamson from her book Escape, Book One of the League of Stars.


All Caro wants is to dance and to be with Adam but Masters Cyrus and Marshall have other plans for her. Dark plans that will change the fate of the universe. Can she escape those plans or will she be fed to the Demon’s Well?

In a universe filled with alien races and advanced technology, humanity brought with it the ills of war, slavery and piracy. The League of Stars fights to protect those who can’t protect themselves. Hunter Quirin and his AI Babe are a special pair that do what no one else can.

Escape is the first of the League of Stars novels

ChapterWhen humanity finally burst free of the home world, like spores from a mushroom, they spread out across the galaxy. At first they…

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