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‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’

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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas by Chris Turnbull

OK I know I know, Halloween is only just over and now I’m sharing Christmas books but I’m sorry this is a real Christmas Treat and as I mentioned it in a previous post I had to share more. Very highly recommended. Here is my Amazon Review

***If you buy just one book for Christmas make it this one.**
Something for the whole family. By Su on Nov 26, 2017

Oh my what can I say but if you are looking to buy a Christmas book to share with the whole family this year then make it this one. It is full of Christmas facts, fun poetry and heartfelt stories. Something in here for everyone I love ‘The Snowflake Maker’ , ‘The Grinch was a Prince’, Christmas Spirit and the delightful story by the young writer Luke Bakeman ‘OxqA’ The book has beautiful Christmassy images in it too so it sets the scene very clearly. The Dog Peed on the Christmas Tree is especially fun.

Heck I LOVE the whole book grab a copy NOW! For the full Christmas experience it has to be a print copy, such a delight and a true treasure that will never age.

Visit Chris by clicking the pc logo below. Happy Reading.

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#NaNoWriMo Day 1 Started

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First Lines written for Day 1 NaNoWriMo

So I finally put pen to paper and I have lots of ideas jotted down. I have written around 1,500 on this years project.  I will need to write on average just shy of 2,000 if I am to reach the target of 50,000 by the end of the month.

Ruby’s Pocket Treasures

I am creating short stories and poetry for a collection of books for younger readers or those simply young at heart. I want to do mini books 4x6inch that are affordable for kids to buy with their pocket money. To start with I aim to create four titles around the holiday seasons. Here are the very VERY rough mock ups. Click the image below to enlarge (opens in a new window)

Rubys Pocket Treasures

Four New Books

  1. Ruby’s Christmas Wishes
  2. Ruby’s Valentine Kisses
  3. Ruby’s Easter Feast
  4. Ruby’s Halloween Treats

The mini books will be themed seasonally, and contain short stories, poetry, teasers and puzzles.

Here is a little one I did today inspired by my friend Chris Turnbull whose wonderful Christmas Book is a pure delight ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas’. 

I have a little toy dog called Miss Ruby Heart (these books are what she would like) when I saw Chris’s poem ‘The Dog Peed on the Christmas Tree’ I felt that Ruby would have to tell on Little Dime  expressing that it was him and not her peeing on the tree.

His Dog Peed on the Christmas Tree

The dog peed on the Christmas tree,
it was not me but him.
He even had the nerve to eat,
the baubles and the trim.

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He was just a tiny thing,
they called him – Little Dime.
A naughty little pup was he,
when they got him Christmas time.

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But they love him and now he listens,
to everything they say.
A dog is a family’s friend for life
not just for Christmas day.

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Remember a Dog is for Life!

Thank you for visiting

If you are taking part in the Challenge Good Luck

Happy Writing

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Winter Wonderland of Reading Giveaway

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Introducing Miss Ruby Heart

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Miss Ruby Heart is a main character from the book ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ by Rose English.

We are setting up a new blog page to share a love of Children’s Books. We would love it if you could please #SpreadTheWord. Thank You

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Day 13 Roses & Dreams Christmas Special

Please forgive the delay in posting, I was hoping to post daily but time waits for no man (or woman) and with so much going on right now there has not been a spare moment.

My book ‘Young Ebenezer’ is generating a lot of interest, it is now available in all formats and currently in production as an audio book. Fingers crossed it will be ready to purchase next week. Click the image to take a look inside on amazon. If purchasing the eBook please check compatibility with your eReader I know for certain it will not work on Kindle Paperwhite.

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Also I have been fundraising for the Children’s Unit in my local hospital things are slow we have had some generous donations but still only enough to purchase one leg of the table needed for the Table Tennis equipment we hope to purchase.

So if you do happen to have a moment or two spare in your busy life why not pop by the Roses & Dreams Christmas Party on Facebook. Fun, games and giveaways daily throughout December.

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

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Come join our online Facebook party something for all book lovers

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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

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Oh I forgot to mention #WorldBookovision like Eurovision but for books click the image to go to our Pinterest page and see what you missed.

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So what are you waiting for come join us, drop in at your leisure click HERE

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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

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Fun Christmas Fact

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Featured Author TONIGHT 20:30hrs GMT UK

Come join us, drop in at your leisure click HERE

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Whoop whoo Happy 1st December 2017

Check out our #AdventCalendar for our 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

Christmas Cracker Joke

01 Joke

Fun Christmas Fact

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Featured Author

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Come join us, drop in at your leisure click HERE

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#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

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#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.

Winning Booklover

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

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Happy Reading

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Roses & Dreams online Christmas Party — gibbsdream

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My lovely Indie Author Friend just posted our exciting Facebook Party on her blog check it out below to join us at the party Click HERE

Rose English (Aka Su Echo Falls S’ari) and Maria Gibbs (me) are hosting an online book party on Sunday 18th December from 15:00 to 22:00 from the comfort of your own home. Su will be showcasing her three beautiful books ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time’, ‘Rainbows & Roses’ and ‘Love Lost’ and I have it on […]

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