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Keys of the Origin !!!FREE!!! eBook AMAZON KINDLE Jan 1st and 2nd 2017

!!!FREE!!! ON AMAZON KINDLE 1st & 2nd January 2017 An epic new fantasy world beckons…   In a world where ancient races still dwell, the events of an age-old prophecy begin to stir. From the pages of an antique tome, there is much the ancients themselves have yet to learn. The time has come for […]

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April/May winner – Lottie’s Sonnet Competition

Lottie’s Sonnet.                 Golden nets slumped in the setting sun, Festoons of mesh have snagged ancient fishing lore. Into those fibres old myths are spun Of wriggling riches, to be hauled ashore.   Postcard weather, bright, calm and clear, A shimmering silken sea, Make us believe the waters […]

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Posted in 2015 July/August, Competitions, Poetry corner0 Comments


Free 5 Day Download of Melissa A Joy’s Gateway to Aeldynn Lore

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Posted in 2015 July/August, Book feature, Digest0 Comments

Ann Mock

Discovering Book Trailers

Discovering Book Trailers Ann Mock   August 2014 I published my first novel, The Union of the North and the South. Publishing involves three distinct processes: writing, editing, and marketing.  While the prospective author certainly anticipates the first step and probably recognizes the necessity of the second, the third is most likely to be a […]

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Posted in 2015 July/August, BookTrailers, Featured partners0 Comments

Len Biddlecombe pens a piece for Magna Carta celebrations

The Magna Carta. Anniversaries are important so remember them each year Some of them are sorrowful, some of them are dear. We all celebrate our birthdays they make us feel so glad Remembering the years gone by and all the fun we’ve had. Wedding anniversaries recalling years with pride, Others bring back sadness on dates […]

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Nautical Research for Seafaring Authors

by Melissa A. Joy How often have you read a book that involves topics you’re passionate about? I am not referring to a genre, but rather the themes and subjects involved. You may have  a particular interest in ancient history and mythology, modern warfare, or, in this case, the age of sail. I have a […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Digest0 Comments

Mary Read (1690-1721) Engraving from General History of the Pyrates 1725

Female Pirates – Did they really exist?

Melissa A. Joy  The short answer is yes, and some of them were even fiercer than their male counterparts. Many of them tended to dress as and pass themselves off as men. Two of the most notable female pirates were Anne Bonney (also Bonny, 1698-1782, Irish), and Mary Read (1690-1721). Both were feminists well before […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Digest0 Comments

Captain Kidd Thanks to Wikipedia for all this brilliant information.

As a writer if there were one amongst all the worthy organisations to support, I would recommend a small regular donation to Wikipedia probably the best research resource available to us.       Although modern historians dispute the legitimacy of his trial and execution, the rumour of Captain Kidd‘s buried treasure has served only […]

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Posted in 2015 June, Digest0 Comments


Eternal Spring – Terry Gilbert-Fellows

Victor Hugo supposedly introduced this convoluted Pantoum matrix to western society from his experiences in Far east , particularly Malaysia. So as it is his fault, I have taken some of his quotes and sadly twisted them slightly to fit my tortured scheme. But I still feel that his best ever quote was ; “ […]

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Posted in 2015 April, Digest, Poetry corner0 Comments


Book feature: The Tir na Nog Trilogy by Ali Isaac

About the author – Ali Isaac lives in rural Ireland and is the author of two books based on Irish mythology and a disabled hero. She has also recently co-written a book of love stories based on tales from Irish mythology with author Jane Dougherty. She regularly writes for Irish Central and Brigid’s Fire magazine. Introduction […]

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Posted in 2015 March, Book feature0 Comments


Book feature: An immoral proposal, a memoir by Jennifer B Graham

Background to her memoir – She’s from a lower socio-economic family, left school at sixteen, works as clerk in a factory. He’s from an affluent background, private school education, university degree, member of exclusive social clubs, home in the leafy suburbs. In her first memoir, Jennifer B Graham takes an emotional journey back to her […]

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Posted in 2015 February, Book feature, Digest0 Comments


Len Biddlecombe, the american disaster

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’.  Remembering with deep sadness the shameful atrocity of 11 September 2001 in America. This poem is offered in memory of all those who lost their lives. There’s one date on the calendar we always will remember In the year two thousand and one, the […]

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Posted in 2015 February, Digest, Len Biddlecombe, Poetry corner1 Comment


Len Biddlecombe, the village that lost its children

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’.  The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, on 21 October 1966, killing 116 children and 28 adults. It was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock […]

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Posted in 2015 February, Digest, Len Biddlecombe, Poetry corner0 Comments


Len Biddlecombe, our green and pleasant land

Len Biddlecombe, writer and poet – from his book ‘Love of Life’ Why do people go abroad? I’ll never understand. There’s beauty all around us In our green and pleasant land. The sunrise in the morning That creeps across the sky To brighten every corner As the darkness waves goodbye That host of tiny creatures […]

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