Blog Tour: Secret Demon 2 by CL Ryan (@Authoright)

It’s my pleasure to be able to bring to you an extract of Secret Demon 2 by CL Ryan as part of the blog tour.

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Once again the Murphy household is in chaos, and on top of that a rogue Demon is on the loose and has taken up residence on the estate, with dire consequences. Tom is still working away, leaving Patsy alone and struggling with day to day living and her own Demon. Megan has a very important cooking exam to pass, but money is short for the ingredients. Bonfire night, which is the biggest night of the year is approaching fast, and Patsy cooks for the whole street, and on top of that the family have the worry of being evicted from their house, as they are being relentlessly bullied by the local police Sargent who now knows the families secret. Will they survive?

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Blog Tour: Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero (@Authoright)

Today I am delighted to share with you a brief extract from Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero as part of the blog tour.

gustave-flaubert-coverThe Official Book Blurb

What would happen if a character, even if only roughly sketched in the mind of a writer, decided to take on a life independent of his creator in order to take revenge against all the other characters that this author had created in his other books?

This is what happens to the legendary writer Gustave Flaubert, when his character Harel-Bey comes to life with a grudge to bear. Even the imaginary characters of books that Monsieur Flaubert has never actually written, but had long pondered and discussed with his most intimate friends, begin to stir with their own motivations.

Quite unexpectedly, Harel-Bey begins a long and difficult journey through the writings of Monsieur Flaubert to try to understand the reasons that induced the writer to write so many books and stories, but never the one that would have had him as leading protagonist. As a vengeful killer, Harel-Bey is determined to murder all of the protagonists of the books and stories Flaubert has written. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero (@Authoright)”

Guest Post – Author J.M. Richardson (@JMRichardson1)

On my blog today, author J.M. Richardson tells us a little more about himself and the second book in his James Beauregard series of books, ‘The Barataria Key‘.

My fourth novel, The Barataria Key, was just released on December 21, 2016, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. More than five years into my professional writing career, and I love this as much as ever. I don’t know why I find that strange. In the mind of the average person, writing a novel is such an immense undertaking. I could see a person sort of trudge through it like wading uphill in waist-deep snow, only to collapse at the summit with a “Whew! Glad that’s over!” I could understand a person wanting to do this almost as a notch on their belt; another achievement they can claim before moving on to some other thing. I don’t see it that way. This is something I love to do. I love to create. I love to share what I create, whether it’s cooking, brewing, or writing another story. I slide it in front of you, prop my chin, watch you take a bite, and wait in giddy anticipation for you to tell me what you think.

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Review: ‘Bertie’s Gift’ by Hannah Coates

What’s better than one doggy Christmas tale? That’s right – two doggy Christmas tales (or should that be tails?) This time it’s my turn to review ‘Bertie’s Gift‘ a true Christmas feel good story of a young family in turmoil and the dog who helps them heal.

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Bertie the Beagle lives with his sister who he dotes upon, and a rag-tag troop of dogs with Old Man Minton. They used to have a loving existence when his wife was alive, but since she passed away, Old Man Minton began to resent the dogs more each day. When Bertie and one of the older dogs do some damage to one of Old Mrs Minton’s dresses, the old man has had enough and carts the dogs to the nearest shelter. Bertie is devastated when he and his sister are first of all separated at the shelter and then she is adopted before him by an evil-looking pinch-faced woman, leaving him behind.

When Bertie is adopted himself by the Green family he is so happy to have found his own home, with a young boy, Sam, who adores him, his father, John and Granny Margaret. The only down-side to his new found domestic bliss? Cats. Two of them, Rico and Kitty, a brother and sister team who don;t take kindly to a canine invading their space.

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Review – ‘Everyone Brave Is Forgiven’ by Chris Cleave

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1939 – Europe is at war. In a bid to shock her upper class family, young socialite Mary North volunteers for to help in the war effort. In no doubt that the talents will be quickly deployed into some spy mission on the continent, it is to her great surprise when she finds she has been assigned the role of school teacher. And yet through this role she will meet people, children and parents alike, who will begin to change her whole understanding of not only the war but herself. While neither her parents nor her friend can understand the change in Mary, she Is determined to keep to her promise to be there for the children, in particular Zachary Lee, a young black boy with whom she has struck up an unlikely friendship.

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