Dread Cold, by Fantastic Books Publishing: #BookReview.

Get the book here A Horror AnthologyThis charity anthology, the proceeds of which will go to Anti-Slavery International and Embrace the Middle East, encloses 25 horror tales between its covers.These are thoughtful, speculative tales to make your hair stand on end rather than blood and guts fiestas. These are stories that will play with your …

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Why That Title? – An Excess Of…

Titles for novels often cause authors difficulty. Ideally, we want to give potential readers clues about content, theme, style, and storyline. Not easy with only a few words available. The best titles become obvious choices once a book’s been read, so this series is largely for those who’ve yet to read the books featured. Why …

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#ScenicSaturday 27/Aug/22

Ancient beech trees line a track in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. I walk these woods daily with my wife. We value them, their beauty, their amazing variety, their ability to give us spiritual renewal, their peace, and their contribution to the continuation of life on Earth as they produce life-giving oxygen and devour …

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The Wages of Dying, by Meghan Purvis: #BookReview.

Set in prohibition America, around the start of WW1, this vampire novel has all the horror, tension, gore, and folklore lovers of the genre will desire from a story. But it has much more than these expected elements.We follow Ruby, somewhat of an enigma that, to avoid spoilers, I won’t explain, and the reluctant doctor, …

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Why That Title? – Return to Dust.

Titles for novels can cause authors much soul-searching. Ideally, we want to give potential readers clues about content, theme, style, and storyline. Not easy with so few words to play with. The best titles are revealed as obvious choices once a book’s been read, so this series is largely for those who’ve yet to read …

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#ScenicSaturday 20/Aug/22

Fresh water supporting wildlife, a cloudless blue sky bringing light for growth, mature trees supporting wildlife and producing oxygen as they consume carbon dioxide. These are the things we are destroying with our greed, complacency, and inaction. # I’m posting a weekly photograph of our wonderful world here, but I’m also Tweeting one each day, …

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Why That Title? – War Over Dust.

Titles for novels can cause authors much soul-searching. Ideally, we try to give potential readers clues about content, theme, style, and storyline. Not easy with so few words to play with. The best titles are revealed as obvious choices once a book’s been read, so this series is largely for those who’ve yet to read …

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#ScenicSaturday 13/Aug/22

Summer’s day at the forest edgewhere mature green treesoverlook a patch of grounddenuded of its once tall proudlarch trees now felledto save the rest fromthe parasite infectionthreatening to destroy them all # I’m posting a weekly photograph of our wonderful world here, but I’m also Tweeting one each day, with the hashtag #ourworldiswonderful, join me …

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Fizzy Days and Plastic Monkeys, by Mark Millicent: #BookReview.

Sub-titled ‘from Crewe to Malibu’, this funny, complex, fascinating memoir of experience in the scriptwriting community lays bare the realities of the film world in ways that will surprise readers.Mark is bold, honest, candid, and unbiased in his history of the frustrating, demanding, and exhausting process of trying to get a film produced in today’s …

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Why That Title? – Blood Red Dust.

Titles for novels often cause authors a good deal of soul-searching. Ideally, we want to give potential readers clues about content, theme, style, and storyline. Not easy with so few words to play with. But the best titles are revealed as obvious choices once a book’s been read, so this series is largely for those …

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As Long as We Remember, by Kae: #BookReview.

This fast-moving, action novel is based on a game. So, the first thing I should let you know is I’ve never played such a game. The conventions, scenarios, options and all other aspects of gaming are utterly unknown to me. I worried initially this might make the book unreadable for me, or at the very …

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#ScenicSaturday 06/Aug/22

Sunlight dapples pathLeading walker from the roadFinding solitude # I’ve opted for a weekly post about our wonderful world here, but I also Tweet one each day, with the hashtag #ourworldiswonderful, join me there if you wish. Sometimes, my posts on here include words. I hope you’ll continue to comment, like, and share these so …

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Godfearing?

WordCloud created using WordArt. Godfearing? The atheist would, of course, answer this with a resounding ‘No!’. But what of those who profess a faith? The term, Godfearing, is considered a praiseworthy appellation, in many faiths, for the believer. The question then is ‘Why?’.What is it about this deity that inspires fear? This is only a …

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