It is. Or it was. 1 October 2020. Yes, yesterday. I forgot. It happens. I'm old enough to not worry about the little things. And what is the theme for this lovely little international day for oldies? The decade of Healthy Ageing (I always have to look up whether to put that 'e' in there), … Continue reading Older Persons Day?
Meet CS Boyack, and find out about ‘The Hat’ …
Welcome to the first day of Bad Moon Rising! Having been a fan of horror/paranormal/supernatural books and movies from a very young age (blame my dad for letting me watch some shows at a questionable age), I look forward to hosting this event every year. Today’s author is known for his wildly creative speculative fiction novels and is here today with his newest book that released this week! Many of us are familiar with Lizzie and the Hat, and The Ballad of Mrs.Molony is the third in the series. C.S. Boyack is in the house!
Thanks for having me back, Teri. I look forward to Bad Moon all year. October is kind of my month, and I enjoy learning about all the other author participants.
Seems like I’m always the one to break the rules, so I’ll try to follow them as best I can. It’s a lot of…
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Looking for a good read? D. Wallace Peach has a few reviews for good reading material …
Another month of reviews
including some from my Autumn Reading Challenge
(which I’m already behind on – yeesh).
This month, my offering of 4 and 5 star reviews includes thrillers, humor, sci-fi, horror, short stories, and YA fantasy. I hope you enjoy the browse.
Click on the covers for Amazon global links.
This debut novel by Biswas travels at breakneck speed. Set in India, it deals with the atrocious and criminal practice of throwing acid in women’s faces. But that’s only one theme in this complex and engaging plot that kept me riveted from page one. I’m not surprised that this book is receiving so much acclaim.
A police investigation headed by Jitan Bhatt into the mutilations and murders of several women intersects with an acid attack on Anjali Morgan, his lover. Everything goes totally crazy, and I mean Totally Crazy, as…
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An opportunity if you live in Australia and need some October reading!
As many people know, ordering books through Amazon AU can be very expensive, so thanks to some hard work by Louise Zedda-Sampson, we are now offering a direct ordering service for some of our recent books. This only applies to folks in Australia (only Australia, sorry, not New Zealand at this point), as prices elsewhere seem reasonable on Amazon, especially if you can get free shipping. If you are in New Zealand, please contact us for a quote with your address and which books you’d like, thanks!
Please note: Stocks of some titles are limited so it may be a while till we can have these printed and shipped locally. If you’re in a hurry, please do check with Louise or Steve!
Any one of the above books is $25 AUD including shipping!
Additional books are an extra $15 including shipping!
Don’t forget to let us know which…
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from Pixabay Recently, I've seen a few of these on books. They're usually associated with the same types of warnings on movies and TV. Contains violence, rape, incest, etc. Sometimes, they give a minimum age requirement. Most are in the genres of crime, horror, psychological-based thrillers with gruesome criminal acts. I write mainly in dark … Continue reading A Content Warning
Or Autumn in the north (or Fall?). The days and nights are equal, the light even with the dark, the seasons calmer, cooler, preparing for the long haul. For us, the heat will be over the next hill, and it's not a very high lump. We'll be hot for much longer than we were cool … Continue reading Equinox, Spring
This comes from the conjunction of two things: Thursday Inspiration and the newest story, so I'll reconcile with Fandango as well and show you some of the interior of The Novitiate. Yes, it's a new title. And only a tiny bit of an excerpt. ... The signs and sigils on the circle aligned the groups, … Continue reading Butterfly, Wanderer
The general consensus to the question about whether to put a trigger warning on a book seems to be 'No' based on the responses to the last post, which got a lot of comments. But that doesn't mean I can get away with not using the overt design features to warn and advise. Starting from … Continue reading Trigger Warnings — Two
A discussion on a previous post has raised the flag again. This flag is a question: Should novels/fiction have trigger warnings to indicate the potential risk to the reader? I've seen it discussed in reading groups, in social settings, in the library, but I don't understand a couple of things about the need or desire … Continue reading Trigger Warnings
Cinnamon scrolls … are real!
For the Saturday Mix, the theme for this week is “mad about metaphor.” My mom and I had freshly-baked cinnamon rolls this morning.
Soft chewy dough,
Bliss soon to follow.
Aroma and taste,
Drizzle of glaze,
Icing on the cake!
Image from Pixabay. This looks better than my own cinnamon roll.