Awaking Hope, by Emily Renee Cunningham: #BookReview.

379 pages.Science Fiction This story of a society that is such a contrast to the destructive one we currently have worldwide is full of hope. But, sneaking pervasively beneath the surface, lies a hint of threat, an unspecified suggestion that all may not be as it seems.We follow the eponymous Hope as she leads a …

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#MABLE: Author Interview with Mark P. Henderson.

Mark P. Henderson All of you are invited to join in the fun of the Massive Autumn Book Launch Event (#MABLE) organised by my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing. It began on 17th September and runs to 31st October. And you can sign up to join in the fun here. You Can Join Us Here. I’m …

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#ScenicSaturday 24/Sep/22

In the Forest of Dean This month, all the photographs in the series were taken in September, though not this year. My digital pictures go back to when I bought my first DSLR camera, and I like to share them.This image is from the forest we walk in almost every day. The Forest of Dean …

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#MABLE: Author Interview with Penny Grubb.

Photo by Weronika Dziok Each and every one of you is invited to join in the fun of the Massive Autumn Book Launch Event (#MABLE) organised by my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing. It began on 17th September and runs to 31st October. And you can sign up to join in the fun here. Join Us …

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#MABLE: Author Interview with Stuart Aken

Stuart Aken You’re all cordially invited to join in the fun of the Massive Autumn Book Launch Event (#MABLE) organised by my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing. The books in the event are hugely discounted, so it’s a great opportunity to try some new and exciting fiction. It begins tomorrow, 17th September, and runs to 31st …

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Searching For Books on Amazon

Have you ever looked for a book on Amazon, using its specific title, and been presented with pages of other books, none of which answers your search? I've just posted a piece on Medium on the topic, here.

She Seduced Me, by Mark Tedesco: #BookReview.

Subtitled ‘A Love Affair with Rome’, this short guide to the eternal city is a very personal view of a place very popular with tourists. Having visited as part of a short tour of Italy in September 2018, I was willing to read the book, which was sent to me by the author.I’m sure this …

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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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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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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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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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The Official Highway Code, by Dept for Transport: #BookReview.

Subtitled ‘This guide is for all road users’ this 2022 edition is the 8th revision. I read the 1969 version after learning to drive and taking my test when I was 19. I’m sure there must have been an earlier edition as I recall reading one before that test. Subsequently, I read the 1978 edition, …

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