Welcome to the update for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and the first author with recent review is C.S. Boyack for his latest release Voyage of the Lanternfish.
About Voyage of the Lanternfish
An honorable man is mistaken for his disreputable father. Now he’s pushed into a political scheme to start a war that will spread across multiple kingdoms. James Cuttler’s fiancé is being held captive to ensure he goes through with the plan.
He soon decides his skills are at sea and procures a ship to wage war upon those who disrupted his simple life. He can’t do it alone, so he recruits a band of cutthroats to help him. But first, they need guns and munitions to outfit the ship properly. Deception and trickery will only get them so far. Eventually, they’re going to have to engage the enemy.
James’ goals aren’t necessarily the same as his crew. It’s a delicate balancing act to collect enough loot to keep his crew happy, while guiding them back to rescue the girl.
Voyage of the Lanternfish is filled with adventure, magic, and monsters. Lots of monsters. Hoist the colors and come along for the ride.
One of the recent reviews for the book
What a rollicking, magical, high-octane, deftly plotted adventure! Remember when Dorothy steps from her black-and-white world into the Land of Oz for the first time? That explosion of color, wonder, and delight is equivalent to what the reader experiences in Voyage of the Lanternfish.
Wow, where to begin? I won’t reiterate the plot (just hop up and read the blurb), but I will say you’re in for a treat with this story of pirates, high-sea adventure, a diverse cast of characters and plenty of bizarre creatures. Where else will you encounter root monsters, an anvil bird, Fu dogs, owlcats, and a moving reef? And those are just some of the imaginative beings Boyack introduces with his latest release.
I developed a special fondness for the root monsters with their unwavering loyalty, nightly story-telling sessions, rabid delight in receiving names, and atrocious mangling of language. Of special note: You can’t read this book and not appreciate the cleverness of “I I I I”
Trust me. 🙂
The cast is every bit as colorful as the creatures and extremely diverse in backgrounds. They each have such strong personalities, it’s hard to choose a favorite. Even secondary characters and third level characters get plenty of moments to shine. The battle scenes involving mortars, guns, and claiming ships are perfectly executed. I was dazzled and glued to the pages.
I have read several books by this author but this one is in a league of its own. Hop aboard and set sail. You won’t be disappointed!
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MP8V633
A small selection of other books by C.S. Boyack
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/C.-S.-Boyack/e/B00ILXBXUY
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/C.-S.-Boyack/e/B00ILXBXUY
Read more reviews and follow C.S. Boyack on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9841203.C_S_Boyack
Connect to Craig via his website: http://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com
And the next author with a recent review is poet Balroop Singh for her collection Sublime Shadows of Life.
About Sublime Shadows of Life
Sublime Shadows of Life is a comment on life, its turbulent curves and relationships. It envisions people through the prism of poetry. I, you, he, we and they are universal symbols, which highlight the fact that happiness is not a destination but a chasm to bury agony, anguish, grief, distress and move on! No sea of solitude is so deep that it can drown us. Sometimes aspirations are trampled upon, the boulders of exploitation and discrimination may block your path but those who tread on undeterred are always successful.
One of the recent reviews for the collection on Goodreads
Sublime Shadows of Life is a beautiful expression of the poet, Balroop Singh‘s, own life, and personal observations of other people’s lives, in poetic form. The poet pays tribute to her thoughts, dreams, happiness, sadness and joyful moments in this lovely book. There are also poetic depictions of the darker side of life, as indicated by the use of the word “shadows” in the title. Abuse, loss, discrimination and oppression feature in this collection. The poems are freestyle and reading them feels like taking a walk through the mind of the writer.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Sublime-Shadows-Life-BALROOP-SINGH-ebook/dp/B00EBLWR0A
Also by Balroop Singh
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U
Read more reviews and follow Balroop on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7340810.Balroop_Singh
Connect to Balroop via her blog: ttp://balroop2013.wordpress.com
And the final author today with a recent review is Patty Fletcher with the story of her Seeing Eye Dog, King Campbell in Bubba Tales.
About Bubba’s Tails
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
One of the recent reviews for Bubba’s Tails on Smashwords.
Victoria Zigler on Dec. 31, 2018 : Five Stars
What a beautiful story! It’s well told, and is a fun way to teach children – and adults to
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Bubba-Tails-Nursery-Seeing-Campbell-ebook/dp/B0765BWDJF
Also by Patty Fletcher
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00Q9I7RWG/
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG/
Patty has also contributed to two anthologies
December Awethology Light https://www.books2read.com/u/3yPZvB
A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaAML
Connect to Patty via her blog: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com
Thank you for dropping in today and it would be great if you could spread the news about these authors and the new reviews. Thanks Sally