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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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Come and join us for the

Winter Wonderland of Reading

Author & Blogger Christmas Giveaway

Grand Prize
$120  Paypal Cash

Over 80 prizes & chances to win!
Gift Cards, Books, Mystery Prizes, & More

Enter Here

Enter before midnight on Monday, December 31st
*Open Internationally*
(Winners will be drawn 1-2 weeks after the giveaway ends)

Free to enter – Nothing to lose

My Prizes

Rose English

1st Prize

UK Winner ~ Signed Book ‘Young Ebenezer’ or ‘Seal Mother’

Anywhere else ~ eBook

2nd Prize 

‘Seal Mother’ eBook

3rd Prize

Snowflake Necklace & Earrings (or similar)

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Good Luck Everyone

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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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27 Goodreads ‘Wings of Defiance’

27 Immortal Sorrows

Wings of Defiance: Book 3 of The Immortal Sorrows seriesWings of Defiance: Book 3 of The Immortal Sorrows series by Sherri A. Wingler

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 27 of my Goodreads Challenge

WOW I REALLY LOVE THIS SERIES

This is Book 3 in the Immortal Sorrows Series, you really should read books 1 & 2 before this one though in order to understand what is happening.

The focus this time is on the Dark Reaper Grim (who by the way is sexy as hell) and his relationship with Gwen equally as gorgeous. She lost her best friend and is trying to come to terms with all that is happing in a world where paranormal is becoming a normal way of life for her.

I love the writing of this author so many memorable lines within each book, below is just one outstanding line I wil remember for a long time,

‘She lay the yellow rose between the graves with a heavy sigh, a splash of sunlight on the barren ground.’

This series is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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About the Author Sherri A. Wingler

Sherri Wingler is the author of Wings of Darkness, Book 1 of The Immortal Sorrows series. She lives and works (way more than full-time) in Indiana. She shares her home with her husband, Steve, way too many rescued kitty cats, two geriatric dogs, and a co-dependent Shih-Tzu named Spanky. (Without Spanky’s help, Wings of Darkness would have been finished much sooner!)

When she isn’t working in the real world, or writing stories to keep herself entertained, her spare time is spent raising money for her local Humane Society, in the hopes that she can save at least a few little critters.

Visit Sherri on WordPress by clicking HERE

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Wings of Shadow

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Over for another year, the UK Indie Lit Fest

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UK Indie Lit Fest 2018

What an amazing day, the rain did not keep the sunshine from entering Kala Sangam  in Bradford where the 3rd annual UK Indie Lit Fest was hosted last weekend. There were so many talented writers chatting with a great number of Book Lovers and readers of all ages. There are tons of photographs to check out on all the social media pages but visit the lit fest website for some of the best ones. Click the logo to visit.

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Book Lover, Superfan, WINNER.

Although the UK Indie Lit Fest is a FREE Book Event all those attending were asked to download a FREE ticket. This not only helped us with finding out the numbers who might have been attending, but the ticket also acted as a raffle ticket with the opportunity for one lucky attending book lover to win a signed book.

No one was more suprised than our superfan and blogger Rainne Atkins who was the winner of the draw. She was telling me last year she spent around £200 on books, so she has been saving for a whole year. The way she was buying books I bet she exceeded last years spend? Rainne is a wonderul person and always happy to help Indie Authors, Writers & Poets. Congratulations to her the prize could not go to a better person (Actually I think she used the prize to treat her granddaughter Shanice to a book by our Indie Author friend K.S. Marsden.

Click HERE to visit Rainne’s wonderful blog and see the phenomenal amout of books she reads and reviews.

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Lit Fest Image with Winner Rainne

From left to right Pete Singh leader of the #IndieArmy volunteers, Directors Chris Turnbull, Me in the glasses Rose English, Director Joe Kipling. At the back Nick Singh representing our sponsors IngramSpark then Shanice with her grandma Winner/Superfan Rainne Atkins and the main Director and the brains behind the event Dawn Singh.

Thanks for visiting don’t forget to check out the photo’s

Happy Reading

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24 Goodreads ‘Sins of the Father’

Sins of the Father (Children from the Streets #2)Sins of the Father by Maria Gibbs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a phenomenal book and I will return to write my review real soon

Note best to read Book 1 first from the series ‘Children From The Streets’ both are heart-wrenching stories inspired by TRUE EVENTS Love then both equally.

Book 24 of my Goodreads Challenge

People often say books that follow on in a series are not as good as the first, but I beg to differ. I think this could even be better than Book 1 and that was an AMAZING heartfelt story too.

A Boy from the Streets

Book 1 A Boy from the Streets is the story of twins Jose and Pedro separated at birth one taken into a life of priveledge, the other left as a Street Child in Brasil. All were children who saw and experienced things that no youngster should ever have to witness or be part of.

In this Book 2, Sins of the Father all the boys are now grown men, but the story centres around Carlos the oldest of the brothers. His story is truly heartwrenching and to try and overcome his nightmares his brother Pedro suggests he write all his experiences down. The opening line drew me in:-

‘Ghostly echoes of my past whispered across the ages.’

As the young man begins to recall in detail his past life a whole can of worms is opened up. For the first time in his life Carlos finds himself drunk and ends up in prison.

However, his family are extremely supportive and with their help and the making of a new friend things start to change. But will a face from the past throw a spanner in the works and cause Carlos to fall ever deeper into his nightmares?

You will just have to read the series to find out, but read book 1 first. Both books are VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

I own this series in paperback and they look fab on my shelf of favourites. I’ve already read book 1 three times now, I love it so much. I urge you to try it for yourselves.

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Visit my Blog to find out more about ‘A Boy From The Streets’ Book 1

https://roseenglishukauthor.wordpress…

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The #IndieRoarChallenge 2015

IndieRoar 2015

The Indie Roar Challenge 1st June – 10th June 2015

#IndieRoar Challenge  #IndieBooksBeSeen

30+ authors & around 60 books on offer

#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 1  

Easy Peasy. Tell us what #Indie book you’re #Currentlyreading right now 2015. #IndieRoar

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Oh, and don’t forget to include the #IndieRoar hashtag so we can see your entry!

And yes, this challenge is easy!  But know that it’s the easiest one you’re going to get! We’re going to start hitting higher octane levels from here on out. 🙂

I was reading ‘The Shadow Rises’ Book 1 in the Witch-Hunter Series by K.S. Marsden

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 2

Tweet a pic of the actor/actress you would like to portray your fave Indie book character! #IndieRoar

Rupert Friend

First, figure out your favorite Indie book character (for a stand-alone, or a series).  Second, choose which real-world actress, or actor should portray your favorite character if the book was turned into a movie.   Hmmm…right?! So many choices!  So, many folks to choose from!  And, which pic of them to tweet out?  You never know, maybe you want the actor the way they looked say, 10, 20 – ahem – 30 years ago? J
Only YOU can decide!

Sparkle, tweet and ROAR!

Rupert Friend to play the dashing English Gent, Hunter from ‘Shadow Rises by KS Marsden

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 3!

Tweet a memorable line for an Indie book you’ve read. #IndieRoar

Wowsers! What a tweet-erific day yesterday! You guys are super creative! Hollywood could use some of you fab casting directors! You guys tweeted pics of Selena Gomez, Micheal Ealy, Matthew McConaughey, Chris & Liam Hemsworth, Rihanna, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, Kate Beckinsale and many many more!

Today’s challenge is to dig a bit deeper and tweet the sentence you absolutely LOVE from an Indie book you’ve read. It can be a sentence you love, or hate. A sentence that moved you, or made you mad.  In essence, it has to be a sentence that polarized you one way or another!

“I did not lay a hand on her, and yet her soul floated free above her body. It hung there, a beautiful shade of shimmering rose gold; an old soul in a young body”

From ‘Wings of Darkness’ by Sherri A. Wingler


 #IndieRoar Challenge – Day 4!

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This Challenge I believe was to share a picture of yourself with an Indie Author

Obviously I did not know anyone at the time so I created my own LOL

Kelly S Marsden & I

I hope Kelly didn’t mind we have actually become friends I discovered she lives in my old town. Small world.

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 5!

Predict the title of your favorite Indie author’s next book! (Funny, or serious — you choose!) #IndieRoar

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Today’s challenge is more intellectual.  We want to know just how well you know — or, think you know! — your favorite Indie author and his/her work.  Tell us what you think they will name their next work.  You can’t tell us a book name that the author has already shared via cover reveal, or an interview!:-)

As always…keep it Indie trendy!

 

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 6!

Go out into the world and proclaim your love of Indie books and authors! Publicly tweet your passion in action! #IndieRoar

Book & NatureWhat do we mean? Go out into the world and take your Indie love, passion & gumption and share with us! Take your favorite book to the park and have lunch with it! Snap a shot and let us see!  Heck, if you wanna say, “I Love Indie!” do it in a BIG way! (Just don’t get arrested…)

Feel like High Tea with you favorite author? Make it happen however you can!   Craving a day out and about? At the races? At the dog park? Maybe at the zoo? Show us how you INDIE!  ‘Cause indie is a way of life in addition to HOW we come to market.
Bring your creativity to the fore and show us your #IndiePride!

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 7!

Create and tweet a Wordle you created for/about your favorite Indie book/series/author! #IndieRoar

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What’s a Wordle?  It’s a great pictogram that contains words of your choosing that relate to your favorite book, series, or author — Indie, of course!

You can find the Wordle page here — http://www.wordle.net/

‘Wings of Darkness’ Wordle

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 8!

Today is the #Selfie #IndieRoar Day! Show us your coolest, most chic, selfie!

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What’s not to love? It’s a selfie! Get wild and crazy and do YOU in front of your camera!

 

 

 

 


#IndieRoar Challenge – Day 9!

You scream. I scream. We all scream for…your 5 all-time favorite Indie books! #IndieRoar

It’s all about the read. We do all that we do as writers so that someone else out there can kick back on the beach, in the park, or snuggled in their bed with (hopefully!) our books.

So, which Indie authors, or Indie books inspire you? Pick 5 and tell us why. Post on your blog, or website and tweet out the link so we know which reads get your heart pumping!

  1. ‘Wings of Darkness’ Immortal Sorrows Series by Sherri A Wingler

Young Adult Paranormal, the angel of death

  1.  ‘The Vintage Coat’ Chris Turnbull

By putting on an old military coat a young man slips back in time to World War II a story of  love and some of the hardships faced during the war.

3.‘Riduna (The Riduna Series Book 1) by Diana Jackson

Historical fiction, a story of love & destiny on the Channel Islands late 19th century

  1. Jason the Penguin: (He’s Different) – Deb McEwan

Children’s book about a very different little penguin called Jason

  1. Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1) – Claudette Melanson

Young Adult Paranormal Fiction, a young girl is changing but her mother does not want her to grow up


  #IndieRoar Challenge – Day 10! (Final Day)

 Pen your own perfect first sentence to your “Great American Novel” and tweet it! #IndieRoar

Today is the final day of our challenge.  Are you sad?  Are you glad?  Either way, we have to go out with a BANG.  What kind of Indies would we be if we didn’t write something special for our readers?!

In honor of our collective readers, write the first line of your next novel, the novel you’d always dreamed you would write the novel your mother/brother/teacher/mentor/friend/husband told you to write — write the first sentence of that book. (Click image to enlarge)

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Did you spot anything here? The line is from ‘Seal Mother’ which I am only just now on the verge of completing. It just goes to show how long it can take to create a book.

The end is nigh.  The fat…ahem…the lady has sung the final aria and the curtain is about to fall.  How will we remember you?  Haunt us. Pleasure us. Entertain us.  We’ll love you for it!

This was such great fun and like I mentioned in a previous post

I was Joint 1st Prize Winner

150630 All Indie Roar prizes

Thank You #IndieRoar & #IndieBooksBeSeen

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