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Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.

  • Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

27405116As I opened the curtain slightly I could see that the grey sky above looked menacing and threatened rain. I looked down, and there, standing alone in the deserted street looking straight back up towards me was the gentleman from last night, his eyes piercing mineas we caught each other’s stare.

~D: Whitby’s Darkest Secret by Chris Turnbull

 

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D: Darkest Beginnings by Chris Turnbull

(Prequel to Whitby’s Darkest Secret)

 
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What makes a young boy turn to the darkness?

What turns an honest man into a monster?

In this prequel to Whitby’s Darkest Secret, journey back and learn about the life of the boy, who grew up to become known simply as ‘D’

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My Review:

D: Darkest Beginnings is the background story of the man known only as D!

It’s a quick and easy read chronicling the life and misfortunes of a young, nameless, orphan boy, left to the harsh regime of a workhouse at the tender age of five.

He’s bullied from day one in the workhouse, and by various antagonist as he grows up, and then finally hit by tragedy the day before his wedding.

I will definitely be reading the other books in the series, and have already started D: Whitby’s Darkest Secret, as I am curious to know what becomes of this young man!

 

About The Author:

13781487Chris has always been a keen reader and writer, he loves the feeling of been drawn into a good book and the escapism into another world after a long day at work.

In 2013, after finishing his first full story Chris decided that he wanted to get it professionally edited in the hope to print it out for himself. After very little persuasion Chris finally released time travel story The Vintage Coat on Amazon and had a successful book launch in Leeds.

Chris was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in England.

The eldest of two sons Chris originally wanted to become a dog groomer and trained in this field before working on a farm in the grooming room as well as helping with the dog hydrotherapy.

After a few years, Chris moved on and found a job at Bradford University working with PhD students in the Biology labs. Chris enjoyed nearly 7 years there before moving over to York University to take on a similar, be it more senior role.

Chris now lives on the outskirts of York with his partner and their Jack Russell terrier.

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Soul by Mary Duke

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Title: Soul
Series: Of The Faye Series book 3
Author: Mary Duke
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publication Date: February 13, 2019

 

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Sno has never had more decisions to make in her life, nor has she had consequences of each weigh on her so heavily.

Though in her heart she knows that she can’t back down from the decisions she faces, there is no looking back.

With the help of Zavery, Illiah, and Thanatos, they’re going to put an end to the war between the Faye and Demons but not in the way you would think.

Will Sno and Zavery survive this newly waged war with the Gods, or will Zavery’s hatred for his mother destroy their one chance at a new life?

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Watch for Mary’s newest series to be released soon.
Coming to Crazy Ink April 16th!

College For the Supernatural Elite
Alyce Eryx Academy

 
Each Book in the Alyce Eryx Academy will be a stand-alone novel.

Fated Alliance follows Roselyn as she and her friends are drafted into one of the hardest programs at the Academy: the Ambassador program.

She’s going to have to figure out how to overcome her hatred for the Luther family as well as convince others that if they want their way of life to continue diversity has to be left in the past!

Preorder coming February 2019!

 
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About the Author:

FB_IMG_1549996750802As far as anyone needs to know, Mary comes from a small town in rural Ohio. With a husband, three kids, a dog, a cat, and two beta fish (Fuzzy Blue, and Red Fish, if you were curious about their names,) her hands are kept busy. However, when she finds a way to escape reality, she twists words into worlds, fueling her alter-ego as the Realm Wrangler!

With her debut series, Bloodline that launched in August 2018, she has a full schedule of launches lined up to grab ahold of her readers, and drag them with her through several different adventures in 2019!

Watch for her Of the Faye Series, The Dark Soul Hunters Series, and The Alyce Eryx Academy Series!

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Teaser Tuesday

tuesday teaser

 
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.

  • Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

33308484Panic stricken the man jumped to his feet and grabbed his case and the book still wrapped in brown paper; with every intention to flee, but at that moment his eyes met those of an older man now walking speedily up the lane towards them both. The young man bolted, and raced up the lane as fast as he could.

~D: Darkest Beginnings by Chris Turnbull

 

A Guest Post by David L. Faucheux

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In 2017,  David L. Faucheux’s nonfiction book, Across Two Novembers: A Year In The Life Of A Blind Bibliophilewas published. Within the next month or so he is releasing an abridged version of the book. In the following post, David discusses the reasons why.

In order to explain why I abridged my book Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile, I must first explain why I wrote this book. I’ll borrow from the introduction here. I have long wanted to write and publish something, be it a historic novel, a young adult novel, or nonfiction. When, in November 2013, Dr. Katherine Schneider asked me to read and review her just published Occupying Aging, I conquered my usual reservations: Would I be a good reviewer? Would I be able to write something interesting and help her book sales? I dove in and came up with this review, which appeared on goodreads.com:

 
‘“This book, with its mixture of the quotidian and sublime, stands as an interesting glimpse into the life of one early 21st –century woman. Schneider, a retired psychologist, recounts a year of thoughts and events in this journal. Her ruminations on death, spirituality, dogs, and navigating the landscape of the sighted as a totally blind inhabitant of her Wisconsin college town are enlightening. Touches of humor involving Fran, her Seeing Eye® dog, add a sense of fun.

‘“As someone who is acquainted with Dr. Schneider (we have exchanged emails), I could wish I occupied my forties quite as well as she does her sixties. The proactive attempts to educate about disability issues, the volunteering, and the public speaking are outstanding. Maybe some of her enthusiasm for life will rub off on all her readers.—An excellent vade mecum, a handbook, for handling the uncertainties of retirement.”’

 
While reading her book and formulating my review, I thought, Oh! I just might be able to write something in this journal–type format. So I jumped in right then, not waiting to begin on the more traditional January 1. I thought that to wait was to postpone indefinitely and fail; to start could mean a chance at a successful resolution. Who says a journal has to run from January 1 to December 31 to be of interest?”  

35381000My book turned into a 510–page exploration of that year in my life. I included book reviews, a couple of recipes, and bits from my past audio blog and master booklist covering decades. I concluded with a 47–page bibliography and webliography. I independently published it and promoted it through radio, television, and even through a virtual blog tour. I supplemented these efforts with  book ad cards and by reaching out to a radio reading service, WRBH, in New Orleans, which aired the book last March. A WWL reporter was interested. I collected reviews from professional authors and even several Amazon Top 500 reviewers. Sales did not pick up, however, and I knew a major pruning was necessary. Thus I reduced my book from 510 pages to a more manageable 265.

I explain it this way in the Preface to my abridged book, now entitled Selections from Across Two Novembers: A Bibliographic Year. “An Amazon reviewer described my book Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile as reminiscent of that famous diary kept by Samuel Pepys. While surprised and truly flattered, I wondered if subconsciously he was giving me some advice. Pepys wrote a masterful account of nearly a decade in his life. But who reads long nowadays? Hence this abridgement. I hope this glimpse of my year with only the highlights included will give you a taste, yet be as satisfying as the original, unabridged version.” I expect the book to come out in February or March.

 

Teaser Tuesday

tuesday teaser

 
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.

  • Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

43601384Anyway, according to the ancient records, that was the first step. The next ingredient was five drops of essence from the Martian Snapitus Crapitus flower, then 1/4 cup of carbonated goat drool, a thimble-full of ectoplasm from the ghosts of three Tibetan circus clowns; and lastly, an incantation, never uttered, from a philosopher that never lived.

~Uncle Billy’s Chicken Hut and Salvation Emporium by Jeffrey G. Roberts

 

Teaser Tuesday

tuesday teaser

 
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.

  • Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
    -BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

 
Seal Mother
I tell you the tale of a seal cast away,
to a world on the land she was forced there to stay.
Like a fish out of water no longer to swim,
a lady of substance with four graceful limbs.

 

~Seal Mother by Rose English