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Day 08 Roses & Dreams #WorldBookovision

#WorldBookovision Day 08 and Week 02 Begins

Where is the time going, the days are whizzing by. The first week of December has flown. We have seen seven wonderful #Books and featured some amazing #IndieAuthors You can still click on the Advent Calendar below and look at those that have passed

#AdventCalendar

Click the image of the calendar to open the link, then you can open the window and check out the book behind it. (Links in the window will take you to the party page).

2018 R & D Advent

The weeks featured #IndieAuthors were :-

Day 01 Sherri A. Wingler

Day 02 Rose English

Day 03 Joshua Sutton

Day 04 Deb McEwan

Day 05 Chris Turnbull

Day 06 J.S. Burke

Day 07 Romella Jones

Week 01 #WorldBookovision Featured Books

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Happy Reading

Don’t forget to #Share with your Book Lover Friends

Thank You

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‘The Night I Met Father Christmas’ by Ben Miller #FatherChristmasBeliever

This sounds like a wonderful #ChristmasReading treat something to share with the whole family. Go check it out #FatherChristmasBeliever

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blogged by Shelley Fallows on Tales Before Bedtime via The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller 

Day 01 Roses & Dreams #WorldBookovision

#WorldBookovision

So after having talked about this event earlier in the year, we cannot believe how soon the time passed by. Look Day 01 of December already. WOW! So once again we are sharing the love of #IndieAuthors and each day we will feature a different book and author. There will be #fun #games and #giveaways throughout the month. Drop by and say Hi via the Advent Calendar.

#AdventCalendar

Click the image of the calendar to open the link, then you can open the window and check out the book behind it. (Links in the window will take you to the party page).

2018 R & D Advent

Day 01 Featured Author Sherri A. Wingler

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So we had a wonderful first day event, thank you to all who popped over. Sherri A. Wingler was our featured #IndieAuthor she is our wonderful friend and mentor from the US. Sherri has always supported and encouraged the authors she is surrounded by and her writing is inspirational. She writes #YA & #Paranormal stories very highly recommended. Visit Sherri’s web page by clicking HERE

Day 01 Featured Book for #WorldBookovision

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Want to take a sneak peek?

Happy Reading Enjoy the events

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Roses & Dreams #WorldBookovision 2018

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Roses & Dreams Celebrate Reading #WorldBookovision

This December leading up to Christmas the Roses & Dreams Team are once again sharing their love of #Reading books by #IndieAuthors This all takes place online over on their #Facebook #BookEvent known as the #WorldBookovision (like Eurovision but with books instead of songs)

Advent Calendar of Books

No trying to cheat, the window will NOT open until the correct day.

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2018 R & D Advent

Each day you will find behind the window, one of the wonderful #BooksWeLove written by an Indie Author from around the world. From the window you will be able to join the author for fun, games and giveaways 23 authors one featured every day.

On Boxing Day & Christmas Day the books with the most likes or shares will be featured again.

Know any Indie Authors who would like to #JoinIn

There are still places available if you know someone who would like to join in. Visit the Roses & Dreams main event page HERE.

There is also an event for #ChildrensBooks on the Miss Ruby Heart Facebook page so if you know an Indie Author who writes childrens books drop the title and author in the comments below or visit the page HERE.

Rules & Stuff

* The event will take place over on Facebook via Roses & Dreams or Miss Ruby Heart
* Indie Authors you can nominate ONE of your own books
* Please keep it family friendly no erotica, or books with covers that might shock or offend
* Nominations will close Sunday 25th November
* Make sure to LIKE & SHARE posts #SpreadTheWord
* Any questions please PM on the Facebook Event page HERE

Hope you will join us

Happy Reading

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Winter Wonderland of Reading Giveaway

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Halloween Teaser from Young Ebenezer

Young Eb Bully Teaser

Happy Halloween

Were you out trick or treating? No me neither, and with the weather so damp the kids stayed away this evening too. More sweets for me whoop whoo.

I do however have a treat for you. I am working on a new ‘Young Ebenezer’ story and below is a little teaser. I hope you enjoy it, I would love to know your thoughts leave me a comment below. Happy Reading.

Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully

I bring you a treat,
a Halloween story.
Of young Ebenezer
and his best friend young Rory.
I watch over the boys,
I am Grandfather Time,
and I’ll tell you this tale
in rhythm and rhyme.

It is All Hallows Eve,
and the kids in the schools
are getting excited
to go home, dress as ghouls.
There’ll be vampires and ghosts
with monsters galore,
stepping out on the streets,
to knock on your door.

‘Boing, Boing.’ I chime out
as Eb reaches our door.
‘Boing, Boing.’ Once again
as my hands have reached four.
The house it smells yummy,
Mum’s made a great feast
and like the Grinch in the film
Dad will carve the roast beast.

School bag and blazer
are thrown without care,
and land in a heap
at the base of the stair.
‘Go back, pick them up.’
His Dad’s strict command,
‘Or no treats for you,
no matter how much, you demand.’

Eb does as he’s told
so he won’t miss the treats.
Or his first Halloween,
with his mates on the streets.
Dinner is rushed
and fills up his tummy.
But there is still room for sweets
and all things that are yummy.

Now two streets away,
Halloween started early
for a naughty young lad,
his name – Jacob Marley.
He’s the naughtiest boy,
in the whole of the school,
and is often caught out,
breaking every rule.

Jacob Marley thinks nothing,
of stealing kids treats.
He’s an absolute terror,
when out on the streets.
A boy who is bad,
and never plays nice.
Of tormenting a child,
he never thinks twice.

His plot for the day,
to steal all the treats
that others collected
after walking the streets.
But today I am watching,
And he’s in for a surprise
let us hope we can change,
his ways by sunrise.

I am Grandfather Time
With magical powers
I can enter a clock
as it chimes out the hours.
My friend is a puppy
named Miss Ruby Heart,
and together we help
children make a new start.

To be continued…

Thank you for visiting.

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29 Goodreads ‘A Treasury of British Folklore’

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A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & MistletoeA Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes & Mistletoe

by Dee Dee Chainey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 29 of my Goodreads Challenge

This is a beautiful little treasure trove of a book, split into three parts giving a wonderful and varied selection of tales from British Folklore.

Part One: Of the Land, Plants and Animals

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An apt place to begin with short insights into the seasons and the folkloric year. For example did you know that

… a sneeze on Wednesday in Hertfordshire means a letter is coming.

Part Two: Witchcraft, Magic and Heroic Tales

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This section also includes several ghosts and hauntings along with various versions of stories of the hauntings of the Hell Hound

Part Three: The Milestones of Life

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This sections as expected covers births and deaths, love and marriage etc. One thing that interested me here was the prominent part that cheese seems to play in a birth ceremony often called ‘the groaning cheese’

In Oxfordshire, a ring was cut into the middle of the cheese, and the child would be passed through it for luck on their christening day.

Where to find Folklore
This wonderful list of festivals can be found at the end of the book. Each festival is listed under the month in which it is celebrated, and often includes a link for further information.

All in all a beautiful book with simple black and white illustrations dotted throughout. Great for dipping in and out of at your leisure.

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