CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…4th April-10th April 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes


Time to catch up with Carol Taylor in Thailand as she share recipes and culinary terms.. along with some homemade coconut cream as an alternative to dairy..and on Fruity Friday… bamboo..head over to enjoy.

Retired? No one told me!

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…we are now into April…Time is marching on…thus far we had some humdingers of storms and the thunder here is certainly the loudest ever…a burst pipe…WP to deal with and their planned and unwanted changes by us the loyal customers…a plethora of sad news all in all one of those months so far…

Just in case you missed any or love to catch up like I do… snuggle deep be kind to yourselves …I think we all need to do that… get comfy in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine or two…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s…

Where I shared one of…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 4th – 10th April 2021 – Community, Dusty Springfield, Acne, Cravings, Book Reviews, Humour


Welcome to the round up with posts that you might have missed during the week.

First some sad news that most of you will have already seen. Debby Gies (D.G. Kaye) has been a contributor to the blog with the Travel and Relationship Column for over three years, but has been a wonderful supporter of the blog and friend since 2014.

As many of you will know, Debby has been taking a break from her own blog and also her regular posts here as she cared for her husband in the last few weeks. George passed away earlier this week and the funeral was yesterday. The service was live-streamed and a number of us attended but we wish we could have been there to offer a more tangible support.

Debby has appreciated your kind thoughts and wishes over the last few weeks and I am sure you join me in sending our love and condolences… never has this writing community of ours been so important and needed.

RIP lovely ‘G’

Here is Debby’s Facebook Page

On the home front there has not been a great deal happening. Allegedly 64 – 69 year olds will be able to book their vaccination from April 16th and we shall see how that goes. At least now the cold snap is over for the time being we have been able to spend some time in the garden, and for the first time this year we had the weather to do the winter clear up.

As always I am very grateful to William Price King for his contributions which go back 7 years and I have learnt so much about all genres of music from his wonderful series on musicians, singers and composers. We are having a lot of fun with the Breakfast Show and so pleased that it is bringing back memories of the 1960s for so many of you.

Thanks to a new contributor to the blog – Malcolm Allen is an author who my husband David has worked with for several years and lives in Australia.. He sends a great selection of funnies to us regularly and I am now passing them along to you. You can find out more about Malcolm’s latest book if you click on the link at the end of the posts under Laughter Lines Extra..

Thank you as well for you ongoing support and wishing you a lovely weekend.. thanks Sally

Here are the posts from the week…

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1966 Part Two 

D.G. Kaye Explores The Realms of Relationships – #Friendships – Keeping them Healthy 

Chapter Eleven – Summer: The Foxes by Sally Cronin 

The Foxes Part Two – Chapter Twelve – The Storyteller to the Rescue 

– Tanka Tuesday Challenge – #Senryu – Scepticism 

#Musicians #Covid – Pause, Play, Repeat:The real impact of Covid-19 on musicians by Sammy Stein Reviewed by William 

Past Book Reviews 2020 – #Mystery – Frozen Stiff Drink: A Kellan Ayrwick Cozy Mystery (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 6) by James J. Cudney 

Past Book Reviews 2020 – #1920s #Familysaga – Telling Sonny by Elizabeth Gauffreau 

#YA D.L. Finn, #Shortstories Mandy Haynes, #Vampires Susanne Leist 

#Children’s Jude Lennon, #Poetry Elizabeth Merry, #Poetry Marlene Mesot 

#Historical V.M. Sang, #Myths Barbara Spencer, #Memoir J.Q. Rose 

#Reviews D.Wallace Peach, #BlackHumour Jacqui Murray, #Haddock New Vintage Kitchen 

Tuesday 6th April 2021 – #Tarot Jan Sikes, #BananaKoftas Carol Taylor, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape 

Wednesday April 7th 2021 – #Limericks Esther Chilton, #Humour Charles Yallowitz, #EggPlant Lisa’s Food Blog 

Thursday April 8th 2021 – #Review by Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Challenge Antoinette Truglio Martin, #FREE Book Daniel Kemp 

What causes your cravings? – Part Four – Coal, Dirt and other strange stuff 

Family Health A-Z – Acne – Teenage and Adults 

Fiction In A Flash Challenge Prompt Week #13 – The Key to Unlock the Mystery by Miriam Hurdle 

Words, Wonderful Words…by Joy Lennick 

Amanda in Malta: The Sleeping Lady (An Amanda Travels Adventure Book 8) by Darlene foster 

Share an Excerpt 2021 – #Family – Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space by Toni Pike. 

#Poetry – Lines by Leon : Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens 

#Scifi #Cats – Fluffy’s Revolution by Ted Myers 

New Author on the Shelves – #Historical, #Spiritual -The Windmill by K. Lewis Adair 

#Poetry Sue Vincent, #Paranormal #Romance Jan Sikes, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach 

April 6th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Hindsight and Quick Thinking 

– Open Mic Night – Special Guest Malcolm Allen – #Malapropisms and #Thesaurus 

 

Thank you very much for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week..thanks Sally

 

 

 

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves -#YA – Amanda in Malta: The Sleeping Lady (An Amanda Travels Adventure Book 8) by Darlene foster


Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Darlene Foster – Amanda in Malta: The Sleeping Lady (An Amanda Travels Adventure Book 8) on Pre-Order for May 11th 2021

About the book

Amanda receives a postcard from her best friend, Leah, and is surprised to learn that she is in Malta with her aunt. Reading between the lines, she senses Leah is in trouble. Desperate to help her, Amanda travels to Malta with her classmate Caleb and his parents.

Amanda is intrigued by this exotic island in the middle of the Mediterranean, full of colourful history, sun-drenched limestone fortresses, stunning beaches and fascinating birds. But…who is killing the protected birds? Who stole a priceless artifact from the museum? And why is Leah acting so strange? She couldn’t possibly be involved in these illegal activities, or could she?

Join Amanda and her friends as they visit ancient temples, an exciting falconry and the enchanting Popeye Village, as they try to get to the bottom of the mystery of the Sleeping Lady.

“Be prepared to learn a lot about the culture while you follow Amanda on her adventure.”—Laura Best, author, Bitter, Sweet

“What a great way for a young person to learn about a culture and to be inspired to experience other countries themselves.”—Irene Butler, author, Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps

Head over to buy the book on pre-order for May 11th: Amazon US – And:Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Darlene Foster

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A recent review for Amanda in Arabia on Goodreads

Feb 20, 2021 M.J. Mallon rated it Four Stars

Such a cute middle grade book about Amanda venturing to the United Arab Emirates. It is educational too, various aspects of living in the desert and the culture and customs of the people are explained in an interesting way throughout the book. It is descriptive, fun, and amusing too. I particularly loved the sections with camels and how the author explained different types of camels and how wonderful the camel is especially in a sand storm!

What a great way to educate youngsters about the diversity of cultures in this world.

It transported me away for a while, and made me smile, which I’m grateful for particularly at the moment when we can’t go anywhere.

Find out more about Darlene’s books and read the reviews: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Website/Blog: Darlene Foster WordPressGoodreads: Goodreads – Twitter: @supermegawoman

About  Darlene Foster

Growing up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Darlene Foster dreamt of writing, travelling the world, and meeting interesting people. She also believed in making her dreams come true. It’s no surprise she’s now the award-winning author of Amanda Travels, a children’s adventure series featuring a spunky twelve-year-old who loves to travel to unique places. Readers of all ages enjoy following Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another. When not travelling herself, Darlene divides her time between the west coast of Canada and the Costa Blanca, Spain with her husband and entertaining dog, Dot.

 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will head over to pre-order Darlene’s latest book.. thanks Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Excerpt from a previous books 2021 – #Poetry – Lines by Leon : Poems, Prose, and Pictures by Leon Stevens


We put a great deal of effort into promoting our new, recent and upcoming books but often our previous releases get sidelined.

In this latest series I am offering authors in the Cafe and Bookstore a chance to promote an earlier book (not your most recent) by sharing an excerpt from the book of 500 words. At the end of the post you can find out how to participate.

Today Leon Stevens is sharing some poems from his collection – Lines by Leon : Poems, Prose, and Pictures

About the collection

“A sweetly exotic collection filled with understanding, perception, melancholy, and hope…”
– The Prairies Book Review

Lines by Leon is a selection of poems, prose, and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, and reflection. Inside these thoughtful contemplations are original observations about ego, behaviour, human relations, places, and the environment. Many of the pieces feature a lighthearted and even humorous take on a subject, and the author invites his readers to laugh, think, cry, and meditate on the wide variety of thoughts.

Scattered throughout the book are sketches of various subjects, many that relate to the poems and stories they illustrate; others speak for themselves.

Here are three poems from the collection

Shadow

The sun feels warm on my back
An eight-minute connection
To a maelstrom
I cannot live without
Casting a shadow that is part of me
Stretching out
Following the contours of the earth
Try as it might
It can’t break free

A Shadow

You are a shadow
Always attached to me
The only escape is to jump high
Yet we always become connected
As I cannot hang onto the sky

Shadows

I know that you are there
Your shadow betrays you
Confirming your existence
By an absence of light

One of the recent reviews for the collection on Goodreads

Dec 15, 2020 BooksCoffee rated it Five Stars it was amazing

Stevens offers a glimpse into his visionary inner world in this beautiful collection of poems, prose, and short stories.

Demonstrating a sharp wit, he keenly observes how perception shapes one’s understanding of life in “On Sports” and “Life (What Really Matters)”. In “Humor,” “Silence,” and “My Response,” Stevens explores conviction and self-assurance in subtly beautiful ways.

“The Little Things” celebrate trivial, small moments that provide genuine happiness whereas “Daily Affirmation” explores insecurities and self-doubts. Most of the poems are constructed in very brief lines interjected by a more flowing digression, as in “A Shadow” where he writes: “You are a shadow / Always attached to me / The only escape is to jump high / Yet we always become connected / As I cannot hang onto the sky”.

The somber black and white chalk illustrations precisely reflect the collection’s solemn mood.

Documenting a lust for life, this short collection is a treat for poetry lovers.

Read the reviews and buy the collection: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

Also by Leon Stevens

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –follow Leon:GoodreadsWebsite:Lines by Leon Twitter: @linesbyleon

About Leon Stevens

Leon Stevens is a writer, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He became a writer out of necessity. Along with song writing, poetry has allowed him to make sense and accept events and situations in his life. He published his first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions

Thanks very much for dropping in and I hope you will head over to check Leon’s books and blog out.. thanks Sally.

I hope you will participate in this series.. there are currently 130 authors on the shelves with reviews within the last six months and you can check your entry at this linkCafe and Bookstore

How to participate in this series

In this latest series I am offering authors in the Cafe and Bookstore a chance to promote an earlier book (not your most recent) by sharing an excerpt from the book. Please check the link if it has been some time since you were promoted in the Cafe.

The aim of the series

  1. To showcase a previous book and sell some copies.
  2. Gain more recent reviews for the book.
  3. Promote a selection of other books that are available.
  4. Share an excerpt from the first book in a series to encourage readers to buy following books.

I will top and tail in the usual way with your other books and links, bio, photo and social media. I will also select a review that I feel has the best selling pitch for the book.

  • This series is open to authors in the Cafe and Bookstore who have more than one book (as this already gets promoted on a regular basis) and have reviews for that book I can select from. Cafe and Bookstore
  • I suggest an extract of 500 words or a poem that you feel best reflects the theme of your collection. This is a PG rated blog and there are younger readers so it would be great if you could bear that in mind.
  • If you have an illustration or images you can attach to the email for me to include. No need to send the cover as I will have that or will access from Amazon.
  • I will check reviews on Amazon sites as well as Goodreads and select one I feel is a great advertisement for the book.
  • As an author in the Cafe and Bookstore I will already have all your details, links and covers of other books so need to send anything further.
  • Please send your excerpt and any accompanying images to sally.cronin@moyhill.com

N.B..If you participated last year in the two series and would like to check which book you shared, please email and I will let you know.

Look forward to hearing from you.

The Story Reading Ape Blog is 8 years old today…


The Story Reading Ape passed his 8 year anniversary yesterday. Delighted to have known Chris over those years and been the recipient of his kind support and for being an excellent source of all things related to writing, editing, publishing and blogging. As a member of a cranky but very humorous family he has brightened up Mondays by sharing their caustic wit and mishaps. Here’s to the next 8 Chris…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…28th March-3rd April 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes


Carol Taylor rounds her week off with a round up of her posts and some wonderful recipes as always including macaroni and chickpea bake, Simnel cake, homemade BBQ sauce and a look at the environment with the letter C from Carol’s A-Z.. throw in some Sea Otters and Chocolate and you have everything you need for a great read.

Retired? No one told me!

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…we are now well into April…Time is marching on…we had a humdinger of a storm last night was that thunder loud…some heavy metal going on up there …they were certainly kicking up a storm…

A sad start to the week as we lost one of our own…Sue Vincent who will and is already sorely missed… our condolences go out to her sons and grandchildren, Stewart and Ani who must be wondering where her 2 legs has gone…however Sue left her words… such a great legacy for us all… we will never forget and will keep her memory alive in our hearts and souls…R.I.P Sue Vincent…

Just in case you missed any or love to catch up like I do…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up 28th March – April 3rd 2021 – Absent Friends, 1960s Music, Communication,


Welcome to the round up of posts my might have missed this week.

This week has been one of sadness as we said goodbye to one of the founding members of the writing community here on WordPress and social media. Certainly one of the first that I met when I began blogging nine years ago, and I had the pleasure of meeting Sue Vincent in person finally at the Bloggers Bash in 2017.  It was a wonderful occasion and an opportunity to hug those we had been connected to for years online.. Here is Sue with Willow Willers, Ritu Bhathal and Noelle Granger…definitely good huggers.

A warmhearted and generous friend to all and a talented writer of novels and poetry, Sue has left behind an amazing legacy for us to enjoy, inspiring us with her determination over the last six months to leave us with more. I will continue to promote Sue’s books as part of the Cafe and Bookstore to honour that commitment. Our condolences to her family and friends and she will be very much missed. You can visit Sue Vincent Into Spirit

Sue Vincent

14th September 1958 – 29th March 2021

R.I.P

There are others in our community who are faced with their own health concerns or are caring for their family members. Our thoughts go out to them even if we cannot off more practical support. D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies is one of those who is caring for her husband at home and whilst her priority is his comfort at this time and she is not online very much, I know that she would love to hear from you. Debby’s Facebook

We will be having plenty of sunshine over the next two days before the arctic vortex hits us Monday and Tuesday with the promise of snow..I will be getting as much garden time as possible over the weekend and will refrain from putting my winter clothes away for a week or so… although to be honest I didn’t bother to put them away at all last year as our summer came and went rather rapidly.

My thanks to William Price King for continuing to share great music and we are delighted that The Breakfast Show is enjoyed. We will be heading into the more familiar territory for many of you with music of the 70s in a few weeks… a great decade.

Thanks very much for your ongoing support each week and wishing you a wonderful Easter/Spring weekend holiday.. Sally

On with the posts from the week.

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1966 Part One

Rewind – D.G. Kaye Explores The Realms of Relationships – Introduction and Communication 

Spring: Chapter Nine – The Betrothal Gift  

Chapter Ten – After the Festival 

#Kindness D.G. Kaye, #ClassicEditor Marcia Meara, #Booktitles Jessica Norrie

#Poetryreading Frank Prem, #Research Joan Hall, #Review Judith Barrow

Wednesday 31st March 2021 – #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Cars Trev, #Decluttering Jane Sturgeon, #Bookoffer Ted Myers

Thursday 1st April 2021 -#Family Linda Lee Greene, #CancerDiary Mary Smith, #Review Olga Nunez Miret

Northern Survival by [Diane McGyver]

– #Adventure #Canada- Northern Survival: Surviving the plane crash was the easy part by Diane McGyver 

Past Book Reviews 2020 – #Western #Romance – Silverhills by Sandra Cox 

Past Book Reviews 2020 – #Prehistoric – Against All Odds (Book 3 of the Crossroads Trilogy) by Jacqui Murray 

Share an Excerpt from a previous books 2021 – # Leg-less and Chalaza: A dark novelette by Stevie Turner

#Memoir Mary Clark, #Western Sandra Cox, #Memoir Liesbet Collaert

Pot Luck’ #Shortstories – Her First Turkey by Abbie Johnson Taylor 

Top Ten Things Not to Do During A Lunar Rover Mission in 1971 by John W. Howell

Interview – The art of putting yourself out there Charise Sowells with Leslie Tate

#Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

#Fantasy – A Drowned Kingdom (The Drowned Kingdom Saga Book 1) by P.L. Stuart 

#Preorder #Scottish #Historical – Fireflies and Chocolate by Ailish Sinclair

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#Mystery #Paranormal A Ghost And His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle 

#Mystery – Legally Blind Luck (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 7) by James J. Cudney

#Paranormal Mae Clair, #Thriller John L. DeBoer, #Murdermystery Terry Tyler, #Comingofage Bette A. Stevens

What causes your cravings? – Part Three – Salt and Trace Minerals 

April 1st 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Bread and Fishes, Laundry and Good Deed

April 2nd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Vintage Husband and Warm Milk 

 

Thanks very much for dropping in and I hope you will join me again next week…Happy Easter.. Sally

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Excerpt from a previous books 2021 – # Leg-less and Chalaza: A dark novelette by Stevie Turner


We put a great deal of effort into promoting our new, recent and upcoming books but often our previous releases get sidelined.

In this latest series I am offering authors in the Cafe and Bookstore a chance to promote an earlier book (not your most recent) by sharing an excerpt from the book of 500 words. At the end of the post you can find out how to participate.

The first author in this new series is Stevie Turner with an excerpt from her novella ‘Leg-less and Chalaza: A dark novelette

About the book

When Jeff Jackson is told he needs a major operation on his right Achilles’ tendon, to his horror he realises there is only one person he can ask to look after him for a whole six weeks afterwards until the plaster cast is taken off and he can put weight on his leg again. That person is his wife Bea, who currently hates the sight of him and has moved out!

The excerpt from Legless and Chalaza from Chapter Four

“Can you roll up your trouser leg and kneel on the chair for me please.”

Okay, it’s only kinky the first time…

Jeff stood up and hid a smirk while keeping the inevitable quip to himself, as the young female doctor stopped typing and swivelled around in her chair.

“I’m just going to feel the back of your leg.”

What about a bit higher up?

Nobody had been anywhere near that area for months. Jeff looked straight ahead at a photo on the wall of what looked like the doctor’s children, and sighed.

“Thank you. Now sit back down, put your right ankle on your left knee, and try to move your foot up and down.”

The doctor’s fingers were cold on his calf muscle. Jeff found that his foot refused to obey all of his commands.

“I can move it down but I can’t lift it up, and another thing… I have to walk about on my right heel.”

After a few more minutes of prodding and poking, the doctor stood up and went over to the sink to immediately wash her hands. Jeff wondered if she thought he had leprosy as well.

“You have a ruptured Achilles’ tendon Mr Jackson. It’s the tendon that attaches your calf muscle to your heel bone and prevents the muscle wobbling about, just like the chalazae do inside a bird’s egg.

“Eh?” Jeff didn’t quite get the similarity.

“A bird’s egg has two chalazae that hold the yolk in place inside the albumen.”

“Is that so?”

The doctor shrugged.

With your permission I’ll write a referral to Mr Weiss-Furnier, the orthopaedic surgeon at the Anglian General.”

Jeff uncrossed his legs and looked up at the doctor in surprise.

“I’m going to need surgery?”

“I’m afraid so.” The doctor finished drying her hands and nodded. “It’s not a quick operation, it’ll probably take about three to four hours.”

“Christ!”

As though in a trance he watched the doctor take her place again at the desk and begin typing. He suddenly had a million questions running around in his head, and he dreaded hearing the answers.

“And how will I be after the op then, doc?”

The doctor’s matter of fact tone was starting to grate on Jeff’s ears.

“You’ll have to wear a cast on the lower leg, and won’t be able to weight bear for about six weeks.”

Jeff looked at the doctor in horror.

“But there’s only me in the house!”

The doctor finished typing and swivelled around in her chair again.

“Then Social Services at the hospital will need to refer you to a nursing home for the duration of your convalescence. You’ll receive an appointment to see Mr Weiss-Furnier in due course.”

That was it. The doctor was finished and his future was decided. He would have to live with a load of old people piddling in their pants all day. He would rather be dead. He stood up, appalled.

“I think I’ll go private actually, as my employer pays for health insurance although I’ve never used it. If the surgeon has a private practice at the Anglian Surgical Hospital, then please refer me there. I’m sure I can find somebody to help out at home. The nursing home won’t be needed. Thanks.”

He hurried towards the door as fast as his gammy leg would take him. He knew just the person to call.

***

“What?”

Her voice sounded just as peeved as last time. As far as he could tell, absence was definitely not making his wife’s heart grow any fonder. He decided to come to the point straight away before she hung up on him.

“I’ve got to have an operation on my leg, and I won’t be able to put any weight on it for six weeks afterwards.”

There was a kind of agonised silence while the aftermath of his words sunk in.

“And what’s that got to do with me?”

“I’m going to need somebody around until I can do things for myself. Rest assured I haven’t done this to make you come back. It was an accident, and you’ll be free to go after six weeks. I’ll still work at home after the op, so I’ll be in the office and won’t be under your feet all day. It’s just that there isn’t anybody else I can ask.”

He heard a sigh at the other end.

“I’ve waited on you hand and foot for thirty six years! Don’t you think that’s enough?”

“Yes of course.” His heart sank at the thought of having to play his trump card. “Sorry to ask, but if you hate me so much and want nothing to do with me, why are you still drawing out half of my wages?”

Another silence

“You bastard!”

“So what d’you say then? Yes or no?”

“I say you’ve got a bloody nerve.”

“And I say you’ve got a bloody cheek then, taking my money!”

“I’m your wife. I’m entitled to it.”

His anger was increasing to the ferocity of a tsunami.

“Then act like one and put up with me for six weeks, otherwise I might be tempted to open another bank account for my wages without your name on it!”

A review for the book

Janet Gogerty 4.0 out of 5 stars Dare you let your other half read this?  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2018

Here’s a delicious quick read to pack for your holiday or enjoy in the garden, but perhaps you should not read it or recommend it to your other half if you are of a certain age, it might put ideas into your heads… For the normally healthy and able bodied, there’s nothing like a medical mishap or operation to suddenly take away our independence. Even happily married couples need the patience of saints if one of them becomes a patient, so how is the hapless Jeff going to cope? Things don’t go the way you might expect in this story.  

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US

A selection of other books by Stevie Turner

Read the reviews and buy the books : Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Stevie : Goodreads blog: Stevie Turner on WordPress – Twitter: @StevieTurner6

About Stevie Turner

Stevie Turner is a British author of suspense, paranormal, women’s fiction family dramas, and darkly humorous novels. She has also branched out into the world of audio books, screenplays, and translations. Her third novel ‘A House Without Windows’ gained the attention of a New York media production company in December 2017, and her screenplay ‘For the Sake of a Child’ won Silver in the 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival. Her novella ‘Finding David’ was a quarter-finalist in the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition. Writers Coverfly – Accolades

Please head over to discover all of Stevie’s books and reviews..

I hope you will participate in this series.. there are currently 130 authors on the shelves with reviews within the last six months and you can check your entry at this linkCafe and Bookstore

 

How to participate in this series

In this latest series I am offering authors in the Cafe and Bookstore a chance to promote an earlier book (not your most recent) by sharing an excerpt from the book. Please check the link if it has been some time since you were promoted in the Cafe.

The aim of the series

  1. To showcase a previous book and sell some copies.
  2. Gain more recent reviews for the book.
  3. Promote a selection of other books that are available.
  4. Share an excerpt from the first book in a series to encourage readers to buy following books.

I will top and tail in the usual way with your other books and links, bio, photo and social media. I will also select a review that I feel has the best selling pitch for the book.

  • This series is open to authors in the Cafe and Bookstore who have more than one book (as this already gets promoted on a regular basis) and have reviews for that book I can select from. Cafe and Bookstore
  • I suggest an extract of 500 words or a poem that you feel best reflects the theme of your collection. This is a PG rated blog and there are younger readers so it would be great if you could bear that in mind.
  • If you have an illustration or images you can attach to the email for me to include. No need to send the cover as I will have that or will access from Amazon.
  • I will check reviews on Amazon sites as well as Goodreads and select one I feel is a great advertisement for the book.
  • As an author in the Cafe and Bookstore I will already have all your details, links and covers of other books so need to send anything further.
  • Please send your excerpt and any accompanying images to sally.cronin@moyhill.com

N.B..If you participated last year in the two series and would like to check which book you shared, please email and I will let you know.

Look forward to hearing from you.