I lost the love…


This is my favourite poem. What’s yours?

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I lost the love of heaven above by John Clare

I lost the love of heaven above,

I spurned the lust of earth below,

I felt the sweets of fancied love,

And hell itself my only foe.

I lost earth’s joys, but felt the glow

Of heaven’s flame abound in me,

Till loveliness and I did grow

The bard of immortality.

I loved, but woman fell away;

I hid me from her faded flame.

I snatched the sun’s eternal ray

And wrote till earth was but a name.

In every language upon earth,

On every shore, o’er every sea,

I gave my name immortal birth

And kept my spirit with the free.

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The A – Z of Crime Fiction


So I had this idea for a series of blog posts last night – the A – Z of Crime Fiction, sounds fancy doesn’t it?

Sue Grafton aside from being one of my favourite authors, devised a series of novels using the alphabet in her titles.  ‘A’ was of course for Alibi, B for Burglar, C for Corpse and so on.  Her novels are not an in-depth treatise on crime, despite the cunning amount of detail she includes but they are well thought out good reads.

It got me thinking about all the crime and thriller books I’ve read and the full stories I’ve actually written and the amount of research that goes into them.  A perfect crime novel doesn’t have to have complicated deaths to be successful, just an intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing throughout the story.  That is the hook in the story, knowing that anyone of the characters could have done it.

Of course, there are novelists who have spun the plot, giving you the murderer and then letting you and the detective character learn why and how.  Or other variations.  Murder mysteries have been around a long time since the Medieval period, however, they achieved a rise in popularity in the late 1800’s, first with Edgar Allan Poe and then Wilkie Collins.  Followed quickly by the most famous detective of them all,  Sherlock Holmes penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Whatever style of mystery story you like to read, sometimes you can’t beat a classic good whodunnit.

And so, I leave you with this, the A to Z of Crime Fiction.  A is for….

Of Cinder and Madness (Once Upon a Darkened Night Book 1)



 

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Summary:

The stories about her have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, she is beautiful, with wavy blond hair and big, blue eyes and flawless skin, but her charming façade is a lie, a mask, a deceit.

Yes, yes, I’m sure you think me merely jealous. I’m not. I’m the victim, and I can prove it.

You see, Eleonore deserves to be locked away. My, she even deserves to be killed!

This gripping retelling of a much-loved fairy tale will make you question all you think you know about the girl who steals away to a ball and leaves behind a slipper

Renewed Magic – Stephany Wallace


Renewed Magic, An Ancient Novel book 2, is now Available for Pre-Order!

How can one choose between right and wrong, when the line blurs before our eyes?

After the devastating battle at the lake, all Briana has left is pain. Feeling lost and among people who see her as an outsider, she finds it harder to accept her destiny.

As her fate unfolds, Bri finds the hope she desperately needs to embrace her future. But when the enemy returns, threatening to destroy everything she has achieved, it will ignite a need for justice others see as revenge. Yet, fighting for what she believes might just cost her the most important person in her life…

The man she loves.

Will the light inside Bri guide her to the right path, or will she succumb to the darkness?

Pre-order today!

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*This book is NA. A YA version will be available soon.

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Tele!

Burning Hearts – A Dark Loss By KM Lowe


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Cover Reveal – Saturday 1st July 2017
Blurb
Being a fireman is a tough job. For Jase McGrady, saving lives, helping people, and supporting his colleagues are rewards in themselves. And then the unthinkable happens.

Jase had a life, a job he loved, a fiancée, a future. Until the one thing, he believed he could always win against took the one thing he loved, and he couldn’t do a thing to save her. One fire and Jase’s life had gone up in smoke.

Burning Hearts A Dark Loss E-Book Cover.pngJase’s life now hangs out of balance. He doesn’t know how to live without the one person he grew up with. He doesn’t want to live without her. He doesn’t want to face another day on his own.

His life spirals out of control and he doesn’t want help. He doesn’t want to live with this guilt he has hanging over his head every day. His control has slipped and he doesn’t know how to get it back. But his friend and colleague, Mark, steps up and takes the brunt of Jase’s anger and frustration. He pushes him to face his demons.

Only time will tell if Jase will return as a firefighter, or whether he will be forever lost in the dark abyss that is now his life.

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Many thanks to you all.
KM Lowe

“Etching Our Way” by Abigail Davies & Danielle Dickson


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Title➜ Etching Our Way
Series ➜ Broken Tracks Series Book #1
Authors➜ Abigail Davies & Danielle Dickson
Cover Designer➜ Emily Wittig Designs and Photography
Genre➜ Second Chance Romance
Release Date➜ June 13th
Universal Buy Link➜ mybook.to/EOW


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It only comes once in a lifetime, that all consuming love—the kind that grips your heart and soul like a vice and never lets go.
When that love is threatened; you’d do anything to protect the only good thing in your life, even if that means surrendering and letting it go.
A lot can happen in ten years—heartbreak, devastation, loss.
But when a chance encounter throws two broken souls together again, will their pasts be too much to put behind them?
Or will they be able to put all of their fears aside for one last chance at love?
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🖌🌳🖌ABOUT THE AUTHORS🖌🌳🖌
Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters—quite literally—and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she’s not writing: she’s a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it’s a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she’s doing neither of those things, you can be sure she’s surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.


Danielle Dickson has always dreamed about writing a book. With many stories to tell, she finally pulled her finger out one morning when one story screamed at her louder than the rest. When Danielle’s not writing, she can be found devouring the words of other people’s worlds, painting people’s faces with makeup, or feeding her unhealthy obsession of pink iced doughnuts—seriously, she’s obsessed. A self-confessed weirdo and horror movie fanatic, there’s never a dull moment in her clumsy, fun-filled life. She gets lost in the magic a book immerses you in and hopes to capture that magic for her readers.


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