Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 19th January – #BookReviews D.G. Kaye, Jessica Norrie, #Writers Cathy Ryan

Welcome to the blogger daily and to a small number of the blog posts that brighten my day…if you don’t already follow these writers then suggest you do…

D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies is back from her New Year break with a book review for The Rise of Gadreel by Vashti Quiroz-Vega.

Bitmo Sunday book review

Sunday Book Review – #NewRelease The Rise of Gadreel by Vashti Quiroz-Vega – #Fantasy

Welcome back to the first of my Sunday Book Reviews for 2021. I’m back from my ‘so called’ blogging break and my Tuesday post will fill you in on the details. But to kick off 2021 with my Sunday Reviews, I’m thrilled to be reviewing Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s new release – The Rise of Gadreel, book 3 in this addictive series of fallen angels, where now, fallen on earth, Gadreel strives to right the wrongs of the evil that has spread across the globe of Satan’s doing in efforts to earn back her pure angel status she lost when she strayed in book 1, where she fell prey to Lilith’s desire to challenge the power of God.
Although not in my reading genre, I was hooked from Book 1 and then Book 2 as I eagerly awaited this 3rd book in this sweeping saga of good versus evil.

Head over to read Debby’s review for The Rise of Gadreel: D.G. Kaye – Sunday Book Review – The Rise of Gadreel

Another recommended review this time by Jessica Norrie for a book by mother and daughter on grief after the loss of their husbands during the pandemic.

Review: “Good Grief” by Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird

In the 1980s, our bookshop had no computerised systems and often customer requests were vague (“It’s about history, and it’s green”).

Customer, irritable manner: Do you have a shelf on bereavement?

Me: Er, let’s try the General Non-Fiction or Psychology sections? (Self-help, even in Hampstead, didn’t have its own shelf then.)

Customer, impatient: That’s not what I had in mind.

Me (hauling volume one of British Books in Print from under the counter): I’ll look under B for Bereavement but do you know a title or author’s name…?

Customer, tearful: How could I know a title, I didn’t know I was going to need it!

A wiser colleague took over. I’m still ashamed of my insensitive response and not sure my youth was an excuse. In this New Year without fireworks there are many more bereaved.

Here’s children’s author Shirley Hughes on widowhood in the Oldie: “(After 12 years it’s still hard), but I’ve kept working. I go to my studio every day at half past nine and I’m on deadlines. Working keeps your brain in your head. During the week I was holding it together but you can’t work all the time and weekends were, and still are, absolute hell without John. But I started writing a novel and… it kept me going. What really kept me going was my three grown-up children… and my seven grandchildren; I see a lot of them.”

Head over to read Jessica’s review: “Good Grief” by Catherine Mayer and Anne Mayer Bird

The third post today is by Cathy Ryan and is a spotlight for a book that would be useful for both new authors and established writers looking to promote their books as widely as possible.

Spotlight ~ The 2021 Edition of the Book Promotion Directory for Bloggers & Promoters #IndieAuthors #Bloggers @eBookBuilders #TuesdayBookBlog

Cathy Ryan


The Book Promotion Directory lists blogs and book promotion providers to help Indie Authors promote and market their books. Listing blog addresses, contact information, what types of posts they allow authors to share on their sites, if they review and if so where reviews are posted, standard turnaround time, and book formats accepted.

Book Promotion Directory: Bloggers & Promoters by [Deena Rae Schoenfeldt]

Head over to read Cathy’s spotlight in full: 2021 Edition of the Book Promotion Directory


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.


25 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 19th January – #BookReviews D.G. Kaye, Jessica Norrie, #Writers Cathy Ryan

  1. Thanks so much as ever Sally. Nice to see D G Kaye back too and that promotion for Indie Authors blog post looks useful (one day I’ll get a manager who can do all that stuff for me, oh, just realised I have to sell a lot of books to afford that, better go and take a look myself…)

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  2. Congratulations to Vashti and Cathy and Anne! A big thank you to the reviewers and a special hug to you, Sally, for showcasing each of these wonderful writers. 💗

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  3. Thank you for sharing, Sally! Will head over to read the reviews to the wonderful books. Hey, want to visit NY too. 😉 Just yesterday DJT has re-opend the USA for European visitors. Today i have heared Biden will close it again. OK. actually we are not allowed leaving our area more than 15 kilometers around. Michael

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  4. Thanks for sharing my review of Vashti’s book Sal. And thanks for sharing Jessica’s article, I found this line poignant – Working keeps your brain in your head. Ironically, I’d already found Cathy’s post with that interesting list of tips. ❤

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