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Diary of a Serial Killer


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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Do Murder Thrillers Encourage Some People to Kill


The horrifying news about Jemma Lilley, originally from Lincolnshire, UK, killing autistic boy, Aaron Pajich, at her home in Perth because she wanted to feel euphoric, appalls me. http://ind.pn/2lWh91Z I’m beginning to worry what effect books like my dark thriller … Continue reading

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Different Doesn’t Mean Inferior


  It’s natural to see things from our own viewpoint. Sometimes, it’s from a physical perspective. For instance, a tall person cleaning may see a gathering of dust on an upper shelf while a short person, unable to see that … Continue reading

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Wish I was an expert!


Apart from being a master at nothing, the worst thing about being an all-rounder is there is so much you want to do and not enough time to do it in. Wish there were more hours in the day! I … Continue reading

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Best Way Yet to Make Sure Your Posts Are Reblogged


  Co-operative Reblogging How many of us have spent precious time perfecting a post for our website only to have it seen once, and then sink neglected in the blog graveyard? Few people may have actually seen the post, and … Continue reading

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Middle-Age Musings


The years described as ‘middle age’ are arbitrary, but commonly believed to occur later now than one hundred years ago. The middle years occupy about one-third of our life cycle, and can last between twenty and thirty years. For the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Memories Die


As an avid family historian, I’m a great believer in memoirs and autobiographies. If your aged family members are capable, encourage them to give you a written piece on  their life experiences. If that would be too difficult, encourage them … Continue reading

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Author’s Dilemma


Author’s Dilemma In Appreciation of My Blogging Friends Oh! What am I doing? I swore I never would Broadcast my whole life in sight of every hood. “You’ll be taking a risk,” So everybody said. “They’ll know about you,” They’re … Continue reading

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Christmas is Even More Complicated When You Have a Secret.


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Genuine Black Friday Sale


Get Both Gripping Thrillers for only $1.98 Genuine Black Friday Sale Two suspenseful thrillers for less than the normal  price of one. Both 5 star reads $0.99 each instead of the usual price of $2.99 Be quick! Grab yours now. … Continue reading

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Another Great Book on Free Promotion.


Your Last Breath Chilling thriller ‘Your Last Breath is free from 27th to 31st May. Take this opportunity to get a great book for free.

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‘The Secret’ – Free Book Blast


‘The Secret’ by Karen J Moss The Secret **Free** 25th-26th-27th May Kerry O’Brien has a secret so terrible it burns inside her. All she wants is to be part of a normal family, but with a stepfather like Bill, that … Continue reading

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Kindle Countdown Deal


Tissue of Lies Now on offer at $1.99, USA only Get yours before it goes back up to $2.99

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What Can Your Ancestors Tell You?


Uncovering Secrets in Your Family History Have you ever delved into the lives of your ancestors? I know some of you are thinking there’s nothing  more boring than this hobby, but I think otherwise. 17 years of research has shown … Continue reading

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Painting Just for Fun


Painting for Fun Painting is a great way to relax, rid yourself of stress, and have fun all at the same time. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw a straight line and you feel absolutely hopeless. This little exercise … Continue reading

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Review of ‘My Barsetshire Diaries’ by Lord David Prosser


I enjoyed this light hearted, tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of Lord and Lady Prosser mainly because it didn’t need me to do anything but read. As a lover of thrillers with suspense and intrigue, my reading involves trying to … Continue reading

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Waiting for Bluebells


I can’t wait for spring! Can you write a short poem? Struggling for something  to post on your blog? Why not write a short poem using this photo as inspiration and post it on your own website. You can feature a photo … Continue reading

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I May Not Tell You I Love You


I May Not Tell You I Love You  Carole Parkes I may not tell you I love you Perfect husband of many years, But you see the peaceful calm we have And also the lack of tears.   I may … Continue reading

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Judy Martin: This Just About Sums Me up!


I absolutely loved this poem by Judy Martin of It reminds me of the funny poems of Pam Ayres This Just About Sums Me Up! Oh how I wish I was graceful and not a disaster on wheels I trip … Continue reading

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Reviews I’ve Given


My Review Star System I always start with five stars. Then depending on certain criteria I add points or deduct them. A) Minus 0.5 star, if the book has less than ten missing words, misplaced punctuation, spelling errors, or extra words. … Continue reading

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