Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Dybbuk escaped from its box. How to make order out of chaos?


The Ancient Ones by [Taylor, Nicolajayne]

I remember watching a paranormal reality show featuring a Dybbuk box. The grandson of the owner said the Dybbuk was like the boogie man. Jewish parents would tell their children to behave or the Dybbuk will come. He had inherited a Dybbuk box from his grandmother who survived the Holocaust and went on to describe what happened when such a spirit got loose.

The main character of The Ancient Ones suffers a similar fate. Professor Peter Stevens has an idyllic life in Lancashire, England. He has a wonderful wife, a doting daughter and son and a granddaughter who he adores. He also has a deadly collection of Dybbuk boxes. He is about to find out how deadly when one of the creatures inside one of the boxes escapes and his world is turned upside down. In an attempt to stop the creatures inside the boxes from reigning chaos down on the world, he is tasked with unearthing Britain’s native gods and goddesses. He is thrust into a dark world of wanderlust and fear. 

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

How can you set yourself free when you're Tangled in Time?

Tangled in Time by [Longley, Barbara]
Reagan McCarthy wants to stop seeing ghosts, not get romantically involved with one! Even the best laid plans can go astray...

Regan MacCarthy’s ability to see ghosts is a gift inherited from her Irish ancestors, but it’s one she’d dearly like to give back. In an attempt to return her powers to their source, she travels to Ireland to harness the ancient magic that still permeates the mystical site of Newgrange. Instead, something far more unexpected awaits her: a strapping, gorgeous stranger who insists he’s a centuries-old Celtic warrior.
Fáelán was one of Fionn MacCumhaill’s elite soldiers before being cursed by a resentful fae princess. The only way to free himself is to fall so deeply in love that he’d sacrifice his life. Not an easy matter when he’s invisible to most. Yet Regan sees him—not just the proud, handsome warrior on the surface, but the complex man beneath. Only when it’s too late does Fáelán realize that drawing this beautiful mortal into his world has endangered them both, and may destroy the happiness he’s waited an eternity to claim…

In addition to checking out this ebook on Amazon Kindle http://amzn.to/2izsB1w
I also included Barbara Longley's website: https://www.barbaralongley.com/celtic-romance
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Fantastic Tales in the Second Person - A Podcast you'll never forget! AND it will make you laugh!


Fantastic Tales in the Second Person!

Steve Gadlin of I Want to Draw a Cat for You fame has always been extremely funny and original.
http://iwanttodrawacatforyou.com/   His sales pitch went down in Shark Tank history!
Now he's getting into podcasts in the second person singular and plural! You don't just hear about someone else living inside of a TV set - you do it! You don't live through a character to experience jumping out of an airplane - you do it! And being the non-conformist that he is, episode two is on top of episode one. Why not? This is no time to be anal.

Fantastic Tales in the Second Person link!

Oh and by the way, besides his cat drawing business, Steve has moved into a new species. Selling raccoon.....um... raccoon...boy part bones...oh, Hell, I'll spit it out...raccoon penis bones in little plastic tubes. Anyway, if you know about Steve and think he's squirrely, this video takes the cake! Steves's unorthodox new venture.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

How can you not want to read about a Gaijin Cowgirl?

Gaijin Cowgirl

When I saw the title Gaijin Cowgirl, I wasn't expecting this character to be a Congressman's daughter. The unexpected, along with danger and intrigue all come with this Asian Noir.

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Working Tokyo nightclubs is easy money for beautiful and troubled American Val Benson – until a wealthy client with a dark past – reluctantly gives up a map to a stash of Japanese war loot and tempts his favourite girl into a dangerous treasure hunt.

But the Congressman’s daughter is not the only one interested in the map: Yakuza, bent cops, human traffickers, rogue CIA agents and her father are hot on her trail, snapping at her high heels.
So begins the dark, epic journey of a new anti-hero of Asian Noir, a protagonist both ambiguous and courageous, and utterly unreliable. From comfort women and tomb-raiding in Japanese-occupied Burma to the murderous echoes of the Vietnam War, long forgotten crimes come roaring back to life, as Val leaves a trail of destruction and chaos in her wake.

Together with her best friend, the equally unreliable nightclub hostess Suki, a British kickboxer and a washed up Australian treasure hunter, Val travels through Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok to the Thai-Burmese borderlands for a dramatic showdown with her pursuers. Finding the treasure before someone less deserving does is her only hope for survival, and perhaps redemption.

Listen to author Jame DiBiasio talk about Gaijin Cowgirl in this podcast: 
Small Picture Podcasts featuring Jame DiBiasio.

Check out the ebook or paperback here: 
Crime Wave Press/Gaijin Cowgirl


Saturday, August 5, 2017

A delightful menu of short stories - free when you sign up for newsletter.


What's more decadent than champagne and oysters? A tempting selection of short stories?  I have blogged about Susan Willis' books before because I enjoy Culinary Lit or Foodie Lit, as I call it. Now she has a free ebook to offer.

Susan's ebook has 10 Foodie Lit stories:

LAMB IN A POT
DIARY OF A CAKE MAKER
BAKING BREAD
THE BUTCHER’S HAND
THE PERFECT-SIZED COURGETTE
TOASTED CHEESE FOR ONE
YES CHEF
THE PICNIC HAMPER
LOBSTER ON BOARD
CHAMPAGNE AND OYSTERS
                 
So, click here and enjoy! https://www.susanwillis.co.uk/