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Antibes was a breeze

Well actually it wasn’t. Not so much as a whisper of wind disturbed me for six whole days.
I’m amazed that I used to live down there for over a decade and laughed at 40-45 degrees (that’s 110-120f  in old money). And all those years I lived in the arctic in the Royal Marines I used to sneer at -60/70. I’ll bet I wouldn’t be laughing or sneering any more – probably crying like a girl. It’s just age I suppose.

I met and worked with a decent Bulgarian bloke while I was over there, a man whom I first thought was being annoyingly obtuse until he told me that bulgarians, or at least in the part of Bulgaria he comes from nod their heads when they mean no and shake when they mean yes.

And there was no tea!!!!!!

I’m glad to be back and the next time I start whining on about the continuous rain in England just tell me to shut my yap.

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I wos mugged.

Ex Royal Marine, ex martial arts instructor, ex bodyguard and I was mugged yesterday.
I’ll tell you what; never again am I going to give fruit and apples to my daughter’s hoard of monsters. Who could have known that a mutant Shetland pony carried the mass of an out-of-control bulldozer. I’d have expected it of her two giant brainless horses, but the hamsters sized equine fiend?
Even Louis, who in human years is approaching one hundred and fifty years old sent me flying, head butted me, nearly bit off my arm and sent me hurtling into a pile of horse droppings I’d missed earlier whilst poo-picking the field.
Together they made almost one thousand pounds of lunging flesh, all demanding and  tearing my pockets for another piece of carrot.

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My daughter’s boyfriend made this film but I can’t show the whole thing because there’s just a little bit of swearing.
If they come near me again I’ll be eating curry for a month.

Stacy McWilliams and Escaping the Demons

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Jasmine Johnstone’s life was  relatively normal until she was forced to live with the Stevenson  family. As she stayed she found she had no choice but to battle
mythical creatures. Strengths she never knew she possessed began to
surface, surprising those around her. Her only chance of surviving the
rising tide of evil was Nathan Stevenson. Could she really trust him
as he fought against his love for her? With the world against them and
time running out, would their love be enough to defeat demons?

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Life has never been easy for Jasmine Johnstone, but failing for Nathan Stevenson brings a whole new level of difficulty. Since she arrived at his home he’s blown hot and cold with her, turned against her and revealed a deadly threat. He is sworn to kill her, and fights against his love for her more than ever, but he knows he can’t live…

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Cover reveal time!

The cover is great. I think I’ll add her to my list of one since I’m not painting any more of my own covers.

Suddenly they all died. The end.

Welcome to the cover reveal for S. L. Saboviec’s The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé, an urban fantasy stand-alone novel set in the world of her Fallen Redemption books. But that’s not all — after you check out the cover, stay tuned for details on how to enter an epic giveaway of a $1,200 Amazon gift card!

The cover for The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé is by Clarissa of Yocla Designs, and you’re going to love it. I know I do! 🙂

But before we get to all that, what is the book all about? Keep reading:

Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé, busy executive and less-than-stellar mother and wife, has a problem that only an exorcist can solve. Except she’s not precisely a devout Catholic parishioner any longer, and to gain assistance from the Church means telling a whopping lie of omission.

Fortunately, she discovers Father Angelo Ambrosio, whose commitment to helping…

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Interview with Troy

Excellent post.

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

amaranthine interviewsHello! And welcome to the weekend Amaranthine interviews where YOU ask the questions!

In honor of the new book, I’m going to give everyone else some time off and conduct these interviews myself. See what a good author I am?

This is the last of our interviews, so before we get into it I want to thank everyone for their questions, and for checking these out! This is the eighteenth of the set, the most I’ve ever done, and I’ve had so much fun  – and it’s all because of you! So, thank YOU!

troyJo: And now, the least for last.. erm, I mean, the meanest for last – can you tell I really don’t like Troy?

Troy: Pffft. Whatever. You need me to be the villain.

J: True, but I don’t have to like you just because I need a villain. You might like to know though, that Steve…

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Interview at Authors Interviews

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interviewFiona was kind enough to interview me at her Authors Interviews blog – and she had some really great questions, like:

Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?

“Here lies the Queen of the Galaxy”. I then want buried in an expensive tomb with a scepter, so when alien archeologists excavate in a million years, they’ll put me in a museum as a ruling deity.

So check it out! And while you’re there, be sure to read some other awesome author interviews! (And if you’re an author, maybe sign up for your own!)

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Finally did it.

It’s taken years to pluck up the courage but I’ve finally put both Kongomato 2 & 3 on CreateSpace in paperback form. I don’t know why I was so afraid; it only took six hours!! Of course they haven’t accepted them yet and at the ridiculous prices they’re forcing me to charge I’ll probably never sell a single copy. But I’ve done it and now I can get on with writing number four. I wonder if this will be the final one. It was meant to be a single novel but knows where my nasty little brain will take me.

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I have another ten novels to do but I don’t know if the world will last long enough for that.

The Patrick Cover Reveal & Pre-Order!

Looks like my new read.

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You might have already seen the cover reveal on the awesome I Smell Sheep Blog (I love these guys, seriously, check out their reviews if you haven’t before!) But just in case you missed it…. here is it is!

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Patrick’s Story: Brothers of Darkness – the Prequel to Shades of Gray

Release Date: 10-11-16

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“Not a love story…a dark spiral into blackness.”

“If you’ve read Shades of Gray, you know how this has to end.”

The prequel to Shades of Gray tells the story of Patrick and Michael, how they got tangled into Claudius’ web, and their valiant fight to escape.

When Patrick’s missing brother Michael returns, he brings with him a world of darkness. Turned into a vampire against his will, Michael is the coven’s whipping boy. When Patrick tries to help, he’s claimed as a slave who spends his weekends preparing victims, scooping ashes, and falling prey…

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The Story of Always and Eternal Love

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Always was my first completed novel and it took years to write it. Publishing was another hurdle. I chose to independently publish for several reasons. Among them was to have total control of my work and another was my health. There’s no way I can commit to any schedule.

Always probably would never have gotten published if not for the coaxing and strong support of fellow author Roger Lawrence, and I’ll forever be grateful to him for his guidance.

Nor would it ever have been published without the detailed editing by another dear friend, author, and poet Elizabeth Maginnis.

The book cover was designed by the unbelievably talented author, poet, crafter, and book designer Joleene Naylor, and this cover holds a special place in my heart. Thank you deeply, Joleene. Joleene is another author that goes above and beyond to support her friends. Her Amaranthine Series, a vampire paranormal…

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I know I’ve said this before, but…

Now that I’ve found a site, whose contributors are far better at digital art than I ever will be, I’ve done my last painting – for a while. I think $50-ish dollars for a great book cover is well worth the money.

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This is the same as the last one, except that I erased everything below the skyline and started again. I know I’ve got the reflected sun in the wrong place but I can’t be bothered to change it. It’s a little like writing: even when you know a scene/character/subplot isn’t right, it’s always hard to consign them to the deep. For me it’s the same with paining. But I did and this is the result, my last, at least until I’ve finished my next novel.
I still haven’t decided whether it’s to be the fourth in the Kongomato trilogy, or the one I’ve been working on for weeks: Apocalypse sans zombies. Doesn’t matter, really. One has to come first. Never again will I write two (or more) simultaneously.
That might be alright for some well known authors, who in all likelihood have a team of people working for them, but not for me.
I’ve downloaded the newest update of TextMaker, which I still maintain is far better than Word and a fraction of the cost, and shall begin, well why not today? Just got collect my stash of Mars Bars and Bovril. Yes I know I’m gross but it keeps me going for weeks.

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