Day 02 Roses & Dreams Christmas Special

Check out our #AdventCalendar for the Roses & Dreams Christmas Spectacular

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Come join our online Facebook party something for all book lovers

Each and everyday lots of fun, games & giveaways.

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Miss it and Miss out.

So did you stop by the party or did you miss out?

Here are a couple of things you missed on Day 02

Christmas Cracker Joke

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Featured Author TONIGHT 20:30hrs GMT UK

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Whoop whoo Happy 1st December 2017

Check out our #AdventCalendar for our Roses & Dreams Christmas Spectacular

(click the image)

Advent Calendar Image

Come join our online Facebook party something for all book lovers

Each and everyday lots of fun, games & giveaways.

01 Rose Slide

Miss it and Miss out.

So did you stop by the party or did you miss out? Here are a couple of things you missed

Christmas Cracker Joke

01 Joke

Fun Christmas Fact

01 Fun facts

Featured Author

01 Advent Calendar

Come join us, drop in at your leisure click HERE


#NaNoWriMo #Thunderclap #SpreadTheWord

#NaNoWriMo Final Day

Visit my NaNo pages for my past attempts click HERE

I wish everyone the greatest of luck for the final day of the National Novel Writing Month that is Novembers NaNoWriMo. I started out with good intentions but then (Drum Roll) I ended up publishing a rhythmical story for younger readers or the young at heart like myself. ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ All the royalties are going to my local hospital Wye Valley NHS Trust children’s ward in Hereford to help buy them table tennis equipment as a gift for Christmas (no one wants to spend Christmas in hospital especially not children).

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So because I did not finish this years NaNoWriMo I decided I would have a new focus and do a sponsored write-in so #WriteABook was born I am looking for people to sponsor me just £2 per person and if 500 lovely folk will help encourage this writing then not only will we be getting the equipment for the children but also a new book for next year’s appeal ‘The Born Sleeping Appeal’ again Wye Valley NHS Trust.

But first I need to #SpreadTheWord Please help by supporting me on Thunderclap a social media platform that will hopefully help me reach out to more kind people. Click the image below

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Thank you one and all let’s reach out and get this equipment to help cheer the children this Christmas.



With your kind generosity, Wye Valley NHS Trust aims to provide the best possible facilities, equipment and environment for patients and service users in Hereford County Hospital, Ross, Leominster and Bromyard Community Hospitals. For more information visit

Charity Registration No. 1058898

#YoungEbenezer Book release for Christmas

All Royalties to go to my local Hospital Charity

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Young Ebenezer
A New Christmas Carol

This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic – ‘A Christmas Carol.’

The book is specially designed for families to share during the Holiday Season, or for young competent readers to try for themselves. This book is a beautiful gift to treasure, with full colour images on every page.

Eb is a spoilt child who really is not one for caring, and he certainly hates sharing. He is watched over by a very special guardian – the family’s ancient longcase clock, who is bestowed with magic. His name is Grandfather Time.

On Christmas Eve Grandfather Time decides he must teach the boy a lesson. So he calls upon his friends; the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future and with lessons to learn he brings forth the first tutor – a little golden-red King Charles spaniel, called Miss Ruby Heart.

Will this unlikely pair be able to teach the boy the error of his ways? Or will he be doomed to be a scruffy, lonely teenager stuck forever in his own little world?

It already has an Amazon 5* review

Young Eb review


#WorldBookovision Christmas Celebrations with Roses & Dreams

Christment Advent Calendar Coming Soon

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So it’s that time of year when we begin to gear up towards that wonderful month of sharing and caring and we Maria Gibbs and myself have something a little bit different for all you booklovers, authors poets and writers in general.

Roses & Dreams have teamed up again for a bonanza Christmas event. This year we will be running two author events on Facebook which will run from the 1st December to the 23rd December.

***Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Fill in the attached form and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your place. ***

The first event will be a featured author each day.

We will need 23 authors in total (including ourselves) and you will get a slot where you can pimp yourself and your books. Competitions and giveaways at your discretion. These slots will last for 45 minutes and any winners should be notified the next day.
We will have these at a set time GMT and if you are in a different country and can’t make that time either Su or Maria can post on your behalf with the previously agreed information you will provide, then when you are able to get on for your time zone you can interact with your followers.

The second event will be our showcase

We are very excited to announce it. You’ve heard of the Eurovision Song Contest well now (drumroll) we’d like to present


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How does it work?

Two weeks starting Monday 4th December (Monday to Friday)

Week one

A poll will be pinned with that week’s participating authors. Each day three authors will have a thousand words of one of their books posted (We will post it in the morning) and people get to vote on which ones they like. You can vote more than once. At the end of the week the two people with the highest votes will go through to the final.

Week two

Follows the same pattern and the two with the highest votes will go through to the final.

Week three

The week commencing 18th December the four finalists will showcase the next thousand words of the same book and a new poll will be posted. At the end of the week the poll will close and one author will win.

Winning Author

The author will receive two weeks’ worth of social media advertising from Rose and Maria.

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The winning author will provide a copy of the winning book as a prize (print or e-book) and this will be presented to the person who has participated most in voting. If there are more than one, then we will put them into a draw and the winner will be picked randomly.

We need 21 authors for the spotlight and 28 authors for #WorldBookovision. You can apply for both but we will choose on a first come first serve basis. Please fill out the form and return asap.

To ensure that this event is well turned out with a good crowd make sure you invite your friends along to join in the fun and games. This is potentially a really good exposure tool for your work so let’s make this big and a great success for us all.

To take part click the sign up link via the image below

Roses & Dreams Sign Up


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I love the work of Indie Author Deb McEwan go check out her interview on #IndieBookBanter

Introducing Deb McEwan

1. #IndieBookBanter today welcomes one of our #IndieFriends International Author Deb McEwan. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.

Hi Everyone. I’m Deb McEwan. Originally from South Wales I joined the British Army aged seventeen and have spent more time outside the […]

via 25 Book Banter with Deb McEwan — Indie Book Banter

Blog Tour ‘Beyond Death’ by Deb McEwan

Beyond Death

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Blog Tour ~ Beyond Death
Author: Deb McEwan 
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense 
Dates: 22nd of May ~ 2nd of June 
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours
Beyond Death

What really happens when we die? Twenty-something Claire Sylvester is about to find out. The morning after the best night of her life she is taken before her time. Claire is suspended in her mysterious new world. She watches as the secret lives of those she loves unravels, and sadistic villains are punished on the road to their own personal hell. All the while a higher authority ponders her ultimate fate. More than Claire knows depends on her actions and those of the unlikely partner who accompanied her on her journey. What will be her final destination? Beyond Death – a supernatural thriller of love and loss, deceit and revenge, with a little romance and humour.

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Author Bio:

Following thirty odd years in the British Army, Deb and her husband Allan decided to become weather refugees and settle in Cyprus. Throughout her life Deb has dabbled with writing. Her first book was ‘Reindeer Dreams’ – a quirky rhyming Christmas story for children featuring Barry the reindeer and his family. Her first grown-up books about aliens and unearthly spiders could be explained as off the wall. The Afterlife trilogy came next with a few ‘Jason the Penguin’ books in between. The first book in the current series ‘Unlikely Soldiers’, is set in 1970s Britain, with others to follow through the decades. Deb now spends her time writing, working part-time, avoiding housework and playing tour guide along with Allan. She tries to keep the pounds off by playing netball and long-distance walking.

Visit her at:
Marias website

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