The Circle of Life – not about Simba

The circle of life is an expression these days we don’t think twice about, literally we don’t stop to think about what it means, or we associate it with The Lion King. There is nothing wrong with the latter, it is a great production in its now many forms, but that expression is so much […]

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Meet Dakota and the New Vamp in town courtesy of author Julia DeBarrioz

I love paranormal and am particularly partial to vampires and romance but not at the cost of the story. Contrary to the belief the vampire trend has diminished I think readers are just more finicky in their choices these days. It’s not about trends; it’s about providing a unique flavour. Let’s face it, original is […]

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The Intellectual Lover’s Game

I thought I might share another poem from my latest book, Emotions in Existence. It also features in my newly released The Emotions Anthology Box-set (currently only in eBook format). The last time I chose to do a post from my poetry books, I recorded the poem thus adding audio to the post. This time I […]

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The poetry of a CT Scan

There is a trend towards audio in this wonderland of books. Mind you, I still like my hands on when reading but these days it is easier for me to read on a kindle or iPad. I still love the print book but for me it has become a question of ease and books can be […]

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Imposter syndrome, friend or foe

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend of mine about how often the feeling of inadequacy comes up in this industry, or for that matter in any profession that can be deemed creative. I think creative people put themselves in the limelight with their creation, be it a book or a part […]

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Dirty words: Fear isn’t one of them

  Blogging has been an incredibly eye-opening experience and good for my confidence. I don’t know how many people are reading what I write whether it be the blog, my romance novel or my poetry books but I’m not fazed. If you want something you have to be prepared to be in it for the […]

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Book Corner Chilling in May

Sometimes I feel so blessed being a reader. Seriously, where else can you enter different worlds without leaving home. Helen Scheuerer’s young adult series The Oremere Chronicles is a joy. Once I had read the first book, I was lucky enough to read the free stories Helen offered. Honestly, I would have paid, and sincerely […]

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