Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Adele Marie Park, Don Massenzio, Brigid P. Gallagher, Cynthia Reyes and Teri Polen

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Welcome to the first of the author updates for the week and I am sure that you will find some new books to add to your TBRs.

The first author with a new review is Adele Marie Park for her book Wisp published in 2016

About Wisp

Edra; a world where magic flourishes and where dark secrets are concealed by those who rule. Secrets which can get the innocent killed without a thought.

When the body of an elf is discovered in a treacherous area of the city, Wisp a young Law Enforcer is assigned the case. He soon realises the case is far from simple. As soon as he finds one thread another one leads him to unravel a tapestry woven from lies, secrets, corruption and evil. When friendship turns to love, Wisp`s life, as he knew it will completely change.

What started out as a murder case ends…

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Book Of The Month – Keepers – By Sacha Black @sacha_black

A fantastic review and great interview with Sacha Black

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A warm welcome to another author whom I’ve not only had the pleasure to meet, but to have also worked with. Please welcome the founder of The Bloggers Bash, and published author, Sacha Black.

What’s the name of the book?

Keepers – Which is the first in the Eden East novels. It’s a Young Adult fantasy book in the same kind of vein as stories written by Sarah J Maas, Victoria Aveyard and Veronica Roth. While it’s protagonist is 17 years old, the story will appeal to anyone that like fast-paced, character-driven stories with killer twists.

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What inspired you to write it?

The main character, Eden, came to me when I was nine and being bullied. I needed a hero to help me get through, and that’s what she was. But the core of my inspiration comes from my surroundings. I love travelling, and I’m a really visual person, which…

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Happy Imbolc! Here Comes the Sun! – Blessing Manifesting

Happy Imbolic blessings.

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February 2nd is the middle point between Winter and Spring and called a cross-quarter holiday. Some see it as the very depth of Winter, while others see it is the awakening of Spring. (This post may contain affiliate links. Which means if you make a purchase I may get a small percentage. Thanks for supporting Blessing Manifesting!) Read More »

Source: Happy Imbolc! Here Comes the Sun! – Blessing Manifesting

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – No. 69 – Bond and Seek


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This week’s prompt words are Bond and Seek but Colleen has asked us to use synonyms. So I’ve picked fellowship for bond and invitation for seek and decided to post this on The Sisters of The Fey as it is a thank you to Colleen for coming up with this wonderful blogging collaboration. 🙂

A fellowship of Authors

As soon as I saw the prompt words this week I knew exactly what to write a Tanka about! My dear friend Colleen started a new blogging collaboration – The Sisters of the Fey – a collaborative blog of author friends Colleen, myself, Debby Gies, Adele Marie Park, Annette Rochelle Aben, Tina Frisco, and Wendy Anne Darling.

Such a lovely idea, this is my response proudly proclaiming that we all have a second blog home!

So do pop over and see what the Sisters have been up to!

And don’t forget to join in Colleen’s…

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Smorgasbord Short Stories – Great-Aunt Georgina by Sally Cronin

A heartbreaking tale by Sally.

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When I was sorting through my letters from America 1985-1987, which is a new series here on the blog, I discovered some handwritten articles I planned to publish, and this piece of fiction that I had completely forgotten about. Written over 30 years ago, it now sees the light of day for the first time.

Short Story – Great Aunt Georgina by Sally Cronin

When I was a child, Saturday afternoon was always reserved for tea at my grandmother’s house. We only lived two streets away from her home, and rain or shine, my parents and I would walk down Sidney street where we lived, and up Craig street to the small cottage where Gran had lived for over 50 years.

We would stand outside and wait for the black door to open; stepping across the polished doorstep, into the dark little hall. Gran would take our coats, and with…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Life is Short – Buy the Shoes! by D.G. Kaye

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Welcome back to the second of post from the archives of Debby Gies...this post amused me as well as inspired a recent purchase – yes I am a shoes hoarder too….and Debby is absolutely right. Life is too short!

High heel shoes“Life is short—buy the shoes.” This is a small sentence, although packed with some good advice. I took a little writing journal with me on my recent vacation and this quote was the title of the journal.

The cover had a pretty caricature of a girl, happily skipping among flowers while wearing pink stilettos, which captured my attention. Anybody who knows me, knows how much I love shoes, so buying the journal was a no brainer for me.

I found the cute little journal while looking around in the stationery section of a gift store in Arizona. Every time I picked it up, it reminded me not to hem…

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The Magnificent Bloodstone Crystal

Check out Marjorie’s post about Bloodstone crystal on our new blog.

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In ancient times the Bloodstone (Heliotrope) was considered to be the most beautiful of the Jaspers, a deep, earthy green gem invigorated with spots of brilliant red. It was known by the term Sun Stone, and later Christ’s Stone, its abundant energy holds the purity of blood and conveys the essence of life and birth, vitality and strength, passion and courage.

It is a magnificent stone with many wonderful, diverse and healing properties such as:

  • Purifying, and detoxifying
  • Grounding negative energy
  • Cleansing the body
  • Brings love into any situation
  • Heightens intuition and creativity – a must have stone for writers, artists and creatives!

A magical and mystical talisman with protective and nurturing qualities known to stimulate vitality, passion and courage.

As I mentioned before it is the most beautiful of the Jaspers, (a variety of quartz.) Due to its predominantly green colouration it represents the green energy of the earth, honouring Mother Earth, Gaia. With the…

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