Share Your World – 2015 Week 12

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Share Your World – 2015 Week 12

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When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.

A couple of weeks ago, I sat outside in our porch swing and watched my grandson play for close to an hour. We have a 12′ by 14′ fenced area for the younger grandchildren to play in. That helps to keep them from running toward the lake; where my husband, nor I, could run fast enough to catch them.

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?

 I think it would be interesting to observe a C-Section.

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?

Our local Little River Canyon Nature Preserve. There is a rather large waterfall.

Little River Canyon

Plus there are several picnic tables with grills, where you can cook and eat. There is a swimming area located close to the picnic areas.

Little River Canyon Picnic Area

There are several scenic hiking trails, also. One could spend a whole day there.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

I have to choose one….I think I would go with Amazon.com

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful that I had a fairly good week, last week. Very little fibro-fog and pain. I felt fairly well all week.

This week I’m looking forward to getting some productive writing time in.

Moonlands – Book Review

Moonlands

Moonlands – Book Review

Author, Steven Savile

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Ashley has a complicated life. There’s no doubt her overachieving parents love her, but they are wrapped up in their own worlds for so much of the time it leaves her feeling like she’s alone.

Like a lot of teenagers, Ashley dreams of other worlds, but unlike a lot of teenagers her world is about to collapse as rifts to an ancient Fae Kingdom begin to open all around her. With the arrival of of a supernatural hit-squad intent on killing her, and an unexpected inheritance, Ashley’s London is about to become a magical and mysterious warzone where the prize is Ashley herself.

Ashley has to find out the secrets of her own life before she is killed. Balancing ancient prophecies, schoolwork and the love of her life is difficult to say the least! Take part of the wonderful world of Moonlands.

Book Review

Author, Steven Sevile, has written a tantalizing tale of a young girl who finds out that not only is there another realm to her world, but that she has a place of royalty in that world. The characters are strong, the world’s are descriptive, the novel is loaded with adventure, a dab of romance, and plenty of terror that will leave the reader sitting on the edge of their seat.

The main character, Ashley, grows-up fast as she realizes all is not what it seems. She meets new people, witnesses a murder, and finds out she is not who she thought she was. The tale is full of ups and downs, similar to a roller coaster ride.

Personally, I loved it. I recommend it to fantasy readers young and old alike.

I received a free PDF copy of the novel from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

Addy’s Choice (Winchester Brothers Book 1) – Book Interview

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Addy’s Choice (Winchester Brothers Book 1) – Book Interview

Author, Nat Hobson

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Briefly explain the relationships of some of the characters in the book.

Briefly – now there’s a challenge!

Okay, so we have the Davies family; Simon and Veronica, who have four children; Sebastian, Dylan, Tyler, and Constance. They have adopted others along the way! Chris Martin is Sebastian’s best friend, and together they own Winchester Brothers (which started with a chain of restaurants). Lily-May Saunders is Dylan’s best friend, and was taken into the family one fateful night when she was only a child. That leaves brother and sister, Adrienne Baxter and James Colby. They were both adopted but lost their family when they were both teenagers – they have supported each other ever since. It’s difficult to explain the relationship with a limited number of words because all these characters interlink. Tyler Davies was one of the firefighters who saved Adrienne and James from a fire. It was this experience which cemented their friendship.

Tell us about Addy’s job as a radio personality.

Addy has a deep, smoky voice which earned her the reputation ‘Morning Glory!’ She is gregarious on air, larger than life and has a natural humour which draws her listeners in. She enjoys to banter, and to get people involved with the show. She comes alive behind the microphone and excels on the morning breakfast show.

What can you tell us about Sebastian without giving too much away?

Sebastian is confident, charismatic, and committed. He is a restaurateur, savvy businessman, and is accustomed to the limelight. He has a lighter side and, at the root, is a family man. That said, he has a competitive streak and goes after what he wants with a single-minded focus, inherited from his mother.

Until recently he lived a nomadic existence, intent on chasing the next big adventure. It wasn’t until he returned to Winchester that he realized how much he had missed his home.

Where does Lucy fit in?

That’s hard to say without giving away any spoilers, especially for those who haven’t yet read Addy’s Choice. Let’s just say she appears out of the blue, to mix things up! Lucy has had her share of heartache, and is desperate to make a connection to the only family she has left.

What are some of the things in life Addy is most scared of and how does she overcome her fears?

Addy has never really fit in. Not until she was a teenager and finally found a home – a home which was torn away from her. She found a new family when she began working at the radio station, Music 101, but her naivety and desire for connection, led her down the wrong path. It is these experiences which make it difficult for Addy to open her heart, to trust people. Her main fears are familiar – she is terrified of change, and of losing the people she cares about – of being hurt again. Fortunately, she has her brother, James; her best friend, Tyler, and Simon Davies – head of the station, and each are able to influence a change. She overcomes her fear by taking a leap of faith, risking everything because of the example set by those she holds dear.

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Synopsis:

Sometimes the hardest thing about lowering our defenses is the fear of how far we might fall.

That fear had been Adrienne Baxter’s driving force most of her life. It was far easier to hide behind her radio personality, feeding from her audience, than to risk exposure.

She had James, her brother by choice if not by blood. It was enough – most of the time.

As the co-host of the early morning breakfast show at Music 101, Adrienne is the confident, sassy presenter with the silver tongue and fast-talking wit.

When she meets Sebastian Davies, the station owner’s son, her carefully applied façade begins to slip. He presents a new kind of danger, because this time she could lose her heart.

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Synopsis:

Tyler Davies was eighteen when he met the fiery beast he would later battle on a regular basis. Seduced by the beauty of her flaming touch, he had looked right into the heart of the fire and known she had claimed him.

It was the second time he’d seen his future. The first was the day he met Lilly-May Saunders, a girl who burned so bright he was blind to anyone else. If it hadn’t been for her friendship with his brother, a relationship he didn’t truly understand, he would have confessed his feelings. But when his friend dies in the line of duty, and Tyler discovers the truth behind the accident, everything changes. Those he loves are in danger, and the one who owns his heart is at the top of the list.

Author Bio.:

Nat Hobson is a pseudonym of Melissa Barker-Simpson. Publishing under Nat, she concentrates on her passion for writing love stories, focusing on contemporary romance. Although there is an element of romance in all her novels, this is usually interwoven in tales of crime, fantasy or science fiction. By writing as Nat, this allows her to write everyday stories of love, and friendship for a specific audience.

Links:

Nat’s Website~  https://nathobsonwriter.wordpress.com/

Melissa Barker-Simpson~ http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/

(this site is reserved for work under my own name. It is also where I do most of my blogging, so pop on over and visit!)

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Writing Room 101~ http://writingroom101.wordpress.com/

(As the name suggest, this site is for all things literary related and includes; interviews, reviews, author spotlights, articles, and information on new releases.)

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Twitter~ http://twitter.com/mbarkersimpson

Goodreads~ http://www.goodreads.com/mbarkersimpson

Addy’s Choice – Book Review

 

 

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Addy’s Choice (Winchester Brothers Book 1)

Author, Nat Hobson

Synopsis

Sometimes the hardest thing about lowering our defences is the fear of how far we might fall.

That fear had been Adrienne Baxter’s driving force most of her life. It was far easier to hide behind her radio personality, feeding from her audience, than to risk exposure.

She had James, her brother by choice if not by blood. It was enough – most of the time.

As the co-host of the early morning breakfast show at Music 101, Adrienne is the confident, sassy presenter with the silver tongue and fast-talking wit.

When she meets Sebastian Davies, the station owner’s son, her carefully applied facade begins to slip. He presents a new kind of danger, because this time she could lose her heart.

Book Review

Addy’s Choice is a deliciously, well written, romance novel written by author, Nat Hobson. There are several strong characters, including Addy and Sebastian. The family dynamics in Addy’s Choice could be seen as dysfunctional, but instead are very endearing.

Addy is a professional radio personality, but she is her own worst enemy. She finds her strength in her brothers and friends.

There is some mystery and suspense added; just enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. The romance novel includes some surprises too.

Overall, I give it 5 stars *****. I highly recommend Addy’s Choice to all lovers of romance that like a little spice added along the way.

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The Winchester Brothers Tour

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I’m thrilled to announce the second in the Winchester Brothers series, Heart of Fire, is now available. To mark this event, Dragon Knight Chronicles have set up a tour this weekend to celebrate the release. I would like to thank Aurora Jean Alexander, Janis C,  Ali Cross, Samantha Dunaway Bryant,  Kathryn Jenkins, Debra Mauldin, M.J. Moores, Taren Reese Ocoda, Kat Ryder, and Renee Scattergood, for their support in bringing everything together.

Throughout the weekend I will provide you with links to author interviews, excerpts from Addy’s Choice/Heart of Fire, and a guest post or two! We’ll also be on Facebook for the entire tour, so why not drop by and join us here.

To mark the occasion, Addy’s Choice, Book 1 in the Winchester Brother series, will be free on Smashwords until the 27 March 2015. Here is the code you will need to get your copy – TM47S

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Who Has Seen The Wind?

Who Has Seen The Wind?

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

 

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

— Christina Rossetti, for more see The Complete Poems

This poem is offered as part of our March theme: Air, Breath, Wind

T.S. Poetry

One of my personal favorites! I recite it to my grandchildren all the time. Happy Spring to All!

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A Windflower

A Windflower

The wind stooped down and wrote a sweet, small word,
But the snow fell, and all the writing blurred:
Now, the snow gone, we read it as we pass,
The wind’s word in the grass.

— Lizette Woodworth Reese, for more see A Branch of May

This poem is offered as part of our March theme: Air, Breath, Wind

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