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#WorldBookDay #ShareAStory

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My Indie Author friends and I at #UKIndieLitFest are all excited today as we are helping to celebrate #WorldBookDay we will be sharing stories throughout the day.

If you have a story to share why not post a link in the comments below. The day is mainly aimed at sharing stories with children and younger readers but we like to share stories with all.

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To find out more about all this year’s participating authors and poets why not visit the website. Click the logo below.

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Happy #ShareAStory Day

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Happy Reading 2018

First of all Happy New Year to you all, hope the holidays were nice and peaceful with lots of Happy Reading?

Sorry I have not been around for a while so much happened at the end of last year, Oh it seems so long ago now. The main thing was being involved in the Roses & Dreams 1st ever #WorldBookovision (like Eurovision, but for books instead of songs) over on Facebook. WOW I added so many interesting Indie Books to my 2018 reading list. Click the image below to see the covers of the 30 participating books.

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To see all of the 2017 entries with links to 1,000 words of teasers for each book visit, our Pinterest Page by clicking HERE. (Once on pinterest click the images saved from Facebook to be able to visit the pages with the teasers.)

The winner of the first ever #WorldBookovision was ‘A Shining Star’ by Rose Castro

Click the image to go to the 2,000 words teaser over on Facebook

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Thank you so much for visiting

Happy Reading

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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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Fun Christmas Fact

 

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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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Grab these novelettes now before the price increase

So disheartening at times for Indie Authors, costs are barely covered for books that are  self-published. Check out this blog by Maria Gibbs. Prices of her phenomenal novelettes are having to increase this weekend so grab copies before that then.

I have decided to increase the kindle price for all my novelettes this weekend from £0.99/$0.99 to £1.99/£$1.99 If you’ve been meaning to pick up a copy and haven’t done so yet then you have the chance to do so before the increase. The reason I have decided to do this is two-fold. One is […]

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#IndieBookBanter with #UKIndieLitFest Authors

Introducing Elaine Chissick #IndieBookBanter today welcomes our beautiful guest Elaine. She is a big blogger so make sure you click on the logo to visit her wix web pages called ChissickChat. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more. Hi, I’m Elaine Chissick. I was born […]

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Finally #SpringCleaning

Today I was in the Mood for Spring Cleaning

By this I mean I finally got around to clearing out some of my many, MANY books to make space for the new one’s and my ‘Leaning Tower of Paperbacks’. I believe I filled around 4 boxes & 6 bags all making their way to my local Oxfam BookShop in Hereford.

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So the bottom left is after sorting & bottom right ONE shelf left for the new stock.

Not so sure the new stock currently sitting on my bedroom floor will all fit.

I need some new shelves.

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I must not look at the top picture too often or the boxed books,

might just creep back inside.

Happy Spring Cleaning

&

Happy Reading

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2017 Book 21 ‘A Boy From The Streets’

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To check out my reading progress visit my Goodreads page click HERE

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‘A Boy From the Streets’

by Maria Gibbs

AmazonTo buy on Amazon.com click HERE

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The eBook is not released until Saturday 1st April  but there was a hiccough with the print edition which has lead to me being able to grab a copy before the official Release Tour.

Whoop Whoo!

Rose Reviews ‘A Boy From the Streets’

First let me say a big THANK YOU to Maria for asking me to read over this wonderful story pre-editing and then again for this, my 21st Book of the Goodreads reading challenge I was offered a copy to proofread. How lucky am I. This is a PHENOMENAL story. Check out the blurb and the inspiration behind the story on the following Teasers.

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I absolutely LOVE this book it packs a punch right from the start with us learning the terrible fate that befalls new-born twins sadly abandoned at birth. As if fate has not been cruel enough already, we soon discover that she has worse things in store for the boys. They are separated, one being adopted and taken off to England the other left in Brasil to become a Street Child and what a terrible life this child has.

The story is very carefully crafted, told through several different points of view. There are the harrowing events that lead up to the biological parents Leandro & Carolina having to abandon the babies, and how they barely survive living without them hoping and dreaming that one day soon they will all be re-united.

There is the underlying story of Christina & Fernando the couple who adopt one of the boys and take him to England.

Then there are the boys Jose & Pedro and how very different their lives are. It is like two different sides of a coin, and their lives are most certainly not balanced.

 It is only after many years that the boys learn of each other. At the age of 12yrs they finally meet for the first time then the balance is redressed, both experiencing very briefly the life of their sibling.

Several other important characters are introduced gradually throughout the story and readers may find it a little confusing at times but it is all necessary. It will help you to understand what these families are experiencing. Whoever said ‘life is easy’ was way off the mark, and these families go through much more than any normal family would.

Below is a little teaser from each of the boys:-

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The poverty we glimpsed shocked me but there was also a romanticism in it which drew me. Rich smells seeped through the closed windows of the car, causing my stomach to growl as though asking for a taste.

The hotel was a gilded prison. Everything I could ever want was here, yet what I really wanted was to go out and have a look around. I wasn’t an outdoorsy kind of boy, but I’d never left England before, and Brasil seemed exotic.

Pedro

My stomach hurt so much I feared that I was dying. If I don’t get some food soon, I probably will. Starvation was a horrible thing. I thought about the emaciated body of my old friend, Jonny. It wasn’t his real name, just as Pedro wasn’t mine. We were pivetinho (Brasilian slang for Street Child), we weren’t given names, didn’t have identities. We couldn’t cease to exist because we didn’t exist in the first place.

This novel will most definitely tug on your heart-strings so have your tissues to hand. Like I mentioned some may find it a little confusing at times but bare with it the author is giving us the life experiences of all involved and it is a truly moving story. As you read on you will be drawn in and simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what is happening to everyone involved.

This is a truly beautiful story and is

Very Highly Recommended

A real page-turner hence I give it a 3 Rose Rating

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Happy Reading

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West Midlands Valentines Book Signing & 1940s Ball

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 The West Midlands Valentine’s Book Signing &

★.•°*°•.★ 1940’s Ball ★.•°*°•.★

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This February the 4th is set to be a day filled with books, romance, laughter, and live 1940’s style music, all thanks to The West Midlands Valentine’s Book Signing & 1940’s Ball. With over 25 confirmed authors covering genres such as romance, chick-lit, erotica, young adult, horror, and children’s fiction, there is sure to be something here for you or your loved one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Or at least something to occupy the kids with.
When the door close to the signing at 16:30 we will be reopening them at 19:30 for our 1940’s swing ball, where The Vintage Vocalist will take to the stage and take us back in time with classics from The Andrew Sisters, Vera Lynn, Anne Shelton, and many more. (1940’s dress is very much encouraged but not essential).
So, why not come and mingle with the authors and get those books signed before joining them for a swing around the dancefloor?
Maria Gibbs & I will be attending as

‘Roses & Dreams’

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 ALL PROCEEDS MADE ARE BEING DONATED TO HELP FOR HEROES.

*Tickets to the signing will be available on the door

* Children under 16 years of age enter the signing for FREE, but must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

* Tickets to the ball will NOT be available on the day and need to be pre-ordered before January 27th – All attendees to the ball must be over the age of 18 years.

Event Address:

Casey’s, Cordingley Hall, Wellington Road, Telford TF2 8JS

★.•°*°•.★ Social Links ★.•°*°•.★

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