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New Release – A Masterpiece of Nature By L.M.Beyer

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have a New Release for you, a short story, A Masterpiece of Nature by my friend L.M.Beyer.

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The widow Twyla Bumblebird does good works. She’s on the Modern Art Museum Committee for the Old Masters Wing, the Garden Club’s Downtown Beautification Committee, and the Opera Committee. The mayor and business owners recognize the importance of the widow’s generous efforts on behalf of Plumbagoville, and have been willing to overlook her eccentricities, such as her personal campaign to end public displays of affection. No one has yet been seriously wounded from her pocketbook broadsides, but she’s getting worse, and the mayor and business owners have begun to worry that she is driving customers away to other towns. Naturally, they are reluctant to throw the wealthy widow in jail, and so turn to Dr. Ingall Kuchenmitnussen for help. However, the formidable Twyla Bumblebird may be more than even Ingall…

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The Mike Beem Chronicles By Anthony Renfro

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have a book of tales for you from the Zombie Apocalypse.  The Mike Beem Chronicles by author Anthony Renfro.


What are the Mike Beem Chronicles? The Mike Beem Chronicles are a series of short stories that I wrote involving a character named Mike Beem. They are stories about hope, survival, and people trying to keep humanity alive in a world filled with the living dead. Descriptions for all six stories in this collection flow below. Enjoy.

A Zombie Thanksgiving: A short story about a woman who risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive.

A Zombie Christmas: This short story is about three men who risk life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse in order to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas Morning.

A Zombie New Year’s Eve: This short story is about Becky and Joe who are separated in a…

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What the critics say about “African August”


A big thanks to these reviewers of African August
Upon deciding if I wanted to purchase this book, I read the first couple of pages on Amazon and discovered that “the wind can change in a second in an African August.” That intrigued me and once I skimmed the synopsis, I immediately downloaded the kindle book. I was sure glad I did. A storyline taking place in Africa in the midst of political chaos is a very timely read. Drawing on the richness of Africa, its natural beauty and animal intrigue intensifies the read. And the characters, cast with so much complex richness moves the plot along at a rapid pace. It all comes together in a really fast-paced great read, as our protagonist, Timothy, undertakes a lifetime change that brings him to danger, intrigue, and…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Introducing the authors and speakers of the Llandeilo Christmas Book Fair Dec 9th: “Sax Burglar Blues” by Robert Walton


This year’s Christmas Book Fair will be just like a Mini-Literature-Festival all over Llandeilo. 
It gives me great pleasure  to introduce one of our authors and speakers: Robert Walton and his selection of poems: “Sax Burglar Blues”

On the day of the Book Fair, Dec 9th, Robert Walton will be showcasing his work at the Horeb Chapel  and at 1pm, he’ll read a selection of poems at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery. His poems are about
music, street life, family and natural creatures with strong feeling, wry
humour and sharp observation. He’ll also provide some
soft acoustic musical accompaniment for one poem on thumb-piano and, naturally,
a gentle blues on sax for the title poem.

Packed with memory, incident, observation, opinion, humour,
outrage and elegy, Sax Burglar Blues
is the new collection of poetry by Robert Walton. Winner of a Welsh Arts
Council New Poet prize…

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Writing a Stellar Book Blurb


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I don’t know about you, but writing the novel is the easy part, compared to writing the book blurb. How do you take a 100+ page book and condense it to fit on the back cover of a book? And how do you make it intriguing enough to get people to want to read it? Writing a book blurb has always been challenging for me, but I recently took several classes on this topic and learned a few things that you might find helpful.

The blurb on the back of your book is all about the journey.  Who is your protagonist? What is his or her goal? What problems are they up against? Readers want to discover this journey on their own.  Give them a glimpse inside your book that draws them into the character’s world.

There are three main elements to a good book blurb.

  1. The setup. This…

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Guest post: Touching the void #horror #books

M T McGuire Authorholic

This week to celebrate the release of his new horror novel, I’m delighted to have a sit down, put my feet up and hand over the blog to my esteemed author colleague and guest poster, Will Macmillan Jones. Take it away Will.

I’m primarily, at least in my own mind, a comedian. Certainly my ex, not noted for giving praise, was quite happy to describe me in that way. Mind you, she might not have meant it in the way I thought, so perhaps we had better move on.

Now one thing about comedians – we are all drawn to the Darkness that lies within. Anxiety, depression, alcoholism – these are all challenges that seem to line up with depressing (that again!) regularity for those of us who love making people laugh. The list of famous comedians who have succumbed to these ills is endless. So endless that the hidden…

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New Release – Unholy Cause By P.L.Blair

Ch'kara SilverWolf

Today I have a recently released novel, Unholy Cause, book five in the Portals series by my friend P.L.Blair.  The first chapter is here also for you to enjoy. This is a fantastic series and I highly recommend it.

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Kat’s life hangs in the balance as she becomes a pawn in the game of the Unseelie Queen – a female who can jump from body to body and who now seeks an ancient device that will allow her to conquer both the Realms of Magic and the earth known to humans. Kat’s elven lifemate Tevis can save her, but only if he helps the Unseelie Queen find the device that she seeks.

The two detectives, elf and human, face their biggest challenge yet, and a choice that places not only their partnership but their very lives in peril.





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