Sunday Salon

Book reviews of interest …

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

I haven’t posted any reviews since last year… for a good while actually. All these reviews are on Goodreads, but I am still not having much luck with Amazon. I reviewed ‘Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive…’ last year and Amazon rejected it. I submitted my review for Dog Bone Soup yesterday and the rejection email came back in ten minutes! The other two reviews I submitted today, but have yet to hear back.

32446751_10213022320966352_3869735468924928000_n I’m starting with the poems of Frank Prem, because the fires in Australia have been on all our minds. He has been posting new poems about living in fear and smoke and I have put a link to one of his recent blogs.

Devil In The Wind by Frank Prem

When I started reading Devil In The Wind I couldn’t have imagined that the latest fires in Australia were going to build up to the most terrible…

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loss (of everything) and sleep

The aftermath is closer than we think …

Frank Prem Poetry

he said

well
I thought
I had enough
insurance

I’d covered the place
for more
than the cost
and I thought
for sure
that would be enough

but
it seems as though
it is never
quite as much
as you first thought

and
it seems as though
the costs
are always
more

the bank claimed
first
to get money back
for the mortgage

then
well
they change re-building rules
you know

just
to make things better

to make sure
houses in the bush
are built
much stronger
next time around

ha

ha
ha

as though
any kind of strong
could withstand
a fire
like this one was

anyway . . .

anyway . . .

I ended up
in debt again
then
I found my business
was in strife

no customers
no visitors

no tourists

for much too long

I had to leave it
behind

and the memories I hold

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#Authorsforfireys – a fund raiser

For the Fireys #AUTHORSFORFIREYS

Frank Prem Poetry

I came across this wonderful initiative this morning and felt the immediate wish to participate.

A group of authors has banded together to create a twitter auction for signed books or other ‘author’ objects, with proceeds going to the Victorian Country Fire Authority (see the relevant website here: https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website ).

I haven’t done anything like this before, but very much want to support this effort with a signed copy (or more) of my free verse poetry memoir Small Town Kid.

The link to my offer on Twitter is here.

I would welcome interest and bidding for my book r any other author offered book or object. The Twitter hashtag to look over offerings from other authors is: #AUTHORSFORFIREYS

If there is interest, I’ll look at auctioning more. Haven’t done this before.

Please feel free to share or otherwise pass on information about the Auction. It’s one of the few…

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Book Review – Diaballein by Cage Dunn

Ooooooh, a review — love them, in every shape and size:

Petrina Binney

Book Review – Diaballein by Cage Dunn

First published, 2019

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I really liked this story. It was tense and dramatic throughout.

Kano is a metallurgist, who becomes possessed in the Australian bush and has to fight against bloodlust and horror, in order to stop himself from providing a conduit for ancient deadly creatures to enter our world.

Eyza is a researcher, standing on the edge of a mental breakdown. She undergoes hallucinations and paranoia, but when the creatures appear, she must trust her instincts and help Kano close the rift.

Really well-written, with fascinating locations and characters, I look forward to reading more from this author in future.

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Who’s That Indie Author? Cage Dunn

Who is this strange person? Why, it might be me – my deepest thanks to BookClubMom for the chance to chat.

Book Club Mom

Author name:  Cage Dunn

Genre:  Adult, contemporary, suspense, scary, thrilling, urban fantasy, and even allegory – but don’t tell anyone.

Books:  

Herja, Devastation, Poetry & Prose, co-authored
Diaballein, Suspense, Horror
Seeking, Short stories
The Old Woman & the Mad Horse Thriller, espionage
Not On The Cards Urban Fantasy, Arcane
Purpose – a Journey of Short Stories
Who Will Rule Magic? Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile Fantasy Allegory

What’s your story and how did you become a writer?

I knew I was a storyteller …

When I was a very young child,
my siblings were afraid of the dark, or liked to listen to the dreams of far away
All wanted to make the darkness into light, or the monsters be friendly
To give them dreams for tomorrow
Where they’d be wise, or wealthy, or famous
I told the stories…

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The New Story

It is a follow on to this story ( mybook.to/The_Mad_Horse ): https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07KYY9XSN&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_n7GVDb3RQQH4N Or if you don't use Amazon: https://books2read.com/The-Big-Three What is the new story about? A young espionage agent is blinded in a bomb attack, and her memories of the event are dismissed as induced by the trauma. How could anyone believe that the best … Continue reading The New Story

Book Review — Herja, Devastation, by Cage Dunn and Frank Prem

There are times the storytellers are the conduit for the person who wants their story told – this is one of those stories. I hope you enjoy it as much as Li did. As I did.
Thank you, Li, for joining us on this ride.

Tao Talk

Herja, Devastation by [Prem, Frank, Dunn, Cage]
“The woman, well, she’s the devil to some, vengeance incarnate, the one who uses scars on the soul to hold you still while your heart comes out for examination.”
Herja, Devastation, by Prem, Frank and CS Dunn

Adjectives that come to mind when I think of “Herja, Devastation” are smoldering, passionate, cold, dedicated, focused. Imagine, if you will, Count Dracula being a person people come to when they want someone obliterated and imagine R.M.Renfield as the ultimate assassin who carries out the contracts, in the fashion ordered by the Count. The entirety of Herja, Devastation swirls around this scenario, as told by “Renfield.” The story is exactly that, no more, no less.

There is a brilliant, mystical, and at times frightening power that is generated in the unique formatting of the book, which is written by author, Cage Dunn, and poet, Frank Prem. I’ve read works by…

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Herja, Devastation – #1 new release

She’s good, isn’t she?
Congrats, Frank, great job.

Frank Prem Poetry

I do so love this moment, when I randomly log on to Amazon to check a detail and find a brand new banner waving alongside the title: #1 New Release in Australian and Oceanian Poetry.

Welcome to the random rankings, Herja, Devastation!

Herja has also just picked up a 5 star rating over at Goodreads.

I’m just delighted.

Check out this experimental fusion of prose and poetry, let us know what you think,:

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