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Festive Fairytale & Fantasy Book Fair |AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER December Sale

The AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER Anthology includes my twisted fairy tale, Alice on the Analyst’s Couch. Get it on sale and enter to win!

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AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER is half off for the rest of December to celebrate with Enchanted Quill Press during their Festive Fairytale Celebration!

Enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and check out all of the books and authors who made the giveaway possible.

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And here’s a bonus excerpt for our Throwback Thursday series, only…you know…a Saturday Sneak Peek?

An AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER Excerpt: “Rainbow Slide” by Dana Wright

“How late are your parents going to be out?” Jared said in my ear as his hand groped toward the edge of my shirt. I wiggled away and reached for the TV remote.

“They should be home in about an hour, why?” I shoved the bowl of popcorn from the coffee table at him and moved over on the couch. Flipping channels until it hit a horror movie, I settled back against an overstuffed pillow and tried…

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A quick note to explain my absence

Sorry I haven’t been around. This cold continues to plague me. Now, the left side of my neck is swollen enough that I can feel it when I move, and it’s affecting my hearing. The brain fog is starting to lift with the addition of Advil to my diet; hopefully once I’ve had breakfast (AND COFFEE!) I’ll be able to sit down and concentrate on my own posts and the comments/pings etc.

I’ll be back!


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Update – Poll for Pingback Users

My totally unscientific poll (which I’m reblogging so you don’t have to go looking for it if you’re interested in the results) showed nothing, really, except what I suspected anyway–that the pingbacks were spotty and most people still use the classic editor.

It seems like they’re working again now, though. (Yay!) Thanks, I’m sure, all go to John Holton, who contacted WordPress on the matter.

So ping away! 🙂

Pingbacks have been unreliable for a while now, but it seems in the last week or so they’ve gone from fickle to downright unstable.

I’d like to conduct a little experiment, to see if different types of accounts/different editors have anything to do with the recent issues.

Please choose one of the following, and let’s see if there’s any clear correlation between the technology we’re using and the pingback failures many of us are having.

Thanks for participating!

And thanks for the idea, Shelley!

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Hugh W. Roberts, Judith Barrow and Linda G. Hill

I’m honoured to be one of three featured authors in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore once again! Click on the original post to read Ritu’s wonderful review of my book–thank you so much, Ritu!! So happy you enjoyed the book!
And thanks again to Sally for your awesome support of Indie Authors!

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Welcome to the second of the author updates for authors in the Cafe and Bookstore where i share recent reviews.

If you are not already in the Cafe and Bookstore and would like to enjoy free book promotions and update for your own work… take a look at this link: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-free-author-promotion/

The first author enjoying a recent review is Hugh W. Roberts for his second collection of short stories, More Glimpses.

About More Glimpses

Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind person, or send your neighbours on a time travelling adventure fraught with danger and menace to save the human race from a bug? How about staying in a sleepy village where many murders have taken place or coming to the aid of royalty while out shopping?

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An open letter to the writer who told me I’d likely NEVER be published

Inspiration. Congratulations, Louise, for being able to write this letter.

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Hello,

While I was going through some papers I found a report you’d written on my first novel and as I read it I felt incredibly sad. You probably won’t remember it, or me, but in 2015 you almost crushed my dreams.

Almost.

I’d longed to be a writer much of my life but, always lacking in confidence, being published seemed unachievable. I didn’t have a degree, any A Levels. I didn’t have the courage to sign up for a writing course.

In my 30’s an accident left me with a disability and my life radically changed. I then spent several years struggling with chronic pain, and my mood until I started writing a story, then entitled ‘Dear Grace’ about best friends, Grace, and Charlie.

For the first time in a long time, I felt I had something to get up for. A purpose. Often I was awake throughout the…

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Reblog: MASTER LIST #AtoZChallenge 2019

Joining the A to Z Challenge this year? I might. 🙂

Here’s how!

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It’s that time again!

Reblogged from the A to Z Challenge blog.


To see all the available badges for this year, click on the Banners and Badges page.

Here’s the link to the Master List:

https://goo.gl/forms/iVrbiZdbx0KQNybC2

The Master List sign up is how participants officially register to join the A to Z challenge.

There is NO OTHER way to officially sign up for the challenge.
Need a refresh from last year? Is this your first time? Click here.

What you need to know to sign up:

  • Blog Name : What your blog is called.
  • Blog Link : The main link to your blog (NOT to a website or an individual post)
  • Category : Usually the type of posts you have. Or, if you prefer, the type of blog you run.
  • Comment :This is NEW for this year! We’ve made a column so you can keep track of which blogs…

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The Magician’s Blood by L G Hill #Review #The GreatDagmaru #Paranormal #Romance #Book2o

A lovely review of The Magician’s Blood! Thanks so much, Lisa. 🙂
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Synopsis

Embrace a realm of family secrets…

Herman Anderson, assistant to The Great Dagmaru, returns to her hometown—the first stop on their magic tour. Her family has moved without a trace.

Stephen Dagmar, a powerful stage magician, sets out to live his dream … until Herman’s father makes a prediction and resolves to come between them.

Darkness descends when the reality of the Dagmar’s incubus bloodline surfaces for the first time in over a generation.

And the consequences may be deadly.

A Gothic tale of beauty and intrigue, this sequel to the award-winning novel “The Magician’s Curse” will chill you and leave you breathless for more.

Escape into the twists and turns of this extraordinary romance.

*18+ Contains explicit scenes.

My Review

My first read of 2019 and boy was it a good one!

This is the second in The Great Dagmaru series.

The first book, The Magician’s Curse was…

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