New Books For Free!

Did you know that even of you don’t subscribe to Kindle Unlimited Amazon allow you to try it for two months without payment? You could join today and binge-read through Christmas!

 

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All my books are enrolled, so this is your chance to grab them, even the boxed set, Royal Command Family Saga: Plus Sizzling Sunset.

“Sarah Stuart’s enthralling Royal Command Family Saga is made up of five award winning novels; “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Illicit Passion”, “Dynasty of Deceit”, “Sweet Temptation” and Sizzling Sunset. Each book is a complete tale within itself. Having them all together is like a marvelous TV series with each book making up several seasons.

The story focuses on Michael, a talented but struggling actor who meets heiress Elspeth. They fall in love, and she uses her wealthy background to influence a powerful man and further Michael’s career. His career takes off and he soon is a celebrity. Thus comes the first cautionary aspect of the story; dreams that come true are not always what you wish them to be.

Another is that when you marry you not only marry the person but their family and the entire “luggage” that comes with it. Elspeth’s lineage has a tradition that dates back to Mary Tudor’s time! This tradition brings with it complications and not a small bit of tragedy and intrigue.

Far more than a romance series, the Royal Command Family Saga is one of crime; murder, kidnapping, sex trafficking, incest, and blackmail! Add to all a vicious tabloid journalist hungry for dirt on Michael and fans that have no boundaries and this story\saga never stops twisting, turning, and surprising\shocking. Sarah Stuart commands the tale with her distinct style and mastery of expression. All of the books, while again complete unto themselves, flow effortlessly. A truly a stunning achievement.

This five book collection is a worthwhile read for anyone whose interests in romance transcends the typical limitations of the genre; yet holds fast to the concept that love, above all, is what matters most.” (5 star review from the USA.)

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And, guess what! I’ve found more books published in 2020, so they’re likely to be new to you.

Take a look.

 

Find the First Book in a Series

Have you ever read a sweet romance, discovered that in was the second or third in the series and wished you’d started at the beginning? Well, now is your chance. One click will take you to 30 titles guaranteed to be number one!

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Note: When you click on the first book that catches your eye, if it doesn’t take you directly to Amazon, you can choose to go there if you wish, and you only need to made that choice once.

 

Breaking News Worldwide

Never before featured – a complete mix of genre from myth, romance, thrillers, dystopian, fantasy, horror and more.

 

Check out the choice of 55 here https://storyoriginapp.com/to/LK8V1PP

Samples to wet your appetite.

In the midst of a war-torn West Michigan a series of extraordinary events are occurring. A terrifying evil is about to be conceived, one with an extreme love for power. Will the Powered and humans alike survive the war? Or will the desire for a new world bring the city to its knees? You’ll adore this prequel to the supernatural action thriller series; it’s a real page-turner.

 

 

Studying polar bears is Norwegian scientist Aud Myhre’s passion. The leader of an Arctic research team, she stays in the frozen north over the holidays to obtain necessary data, with help from her sexy colleague Svein. She didn’t count on a storm trapping them in a cave with no means of warmth-except each other. Aud struggles to keep their relationship professional, but there’s no fighting their combustible sexual chemistry. Svein Eide has more insight into the lives of polar bears than anyone knows. To keep Aud safe from the storm, he has two choices. Reveal his shapeshifting abilities and lead her back to camp, or find another way to keep her warm. He knows which “he’d” prefer. Polar bears don’t mate for life. but one taste of Aud’s passion could disprove that scientific fact.

The light has gone. All over the world thick clouds have descended which block the light of the sun and turn day into perpetual twilight, while night becomes pitch black. Temperatures plummet. While most are unprepared for the catastrophe, Jeb dreamed of the coming doom. Now he and his mother, Sarah, and wife, Cassie, survive on the family farm. But two strangers will soon have a huge impact on their lives.

 

Abi Coltrane is free from captivity, but not from the haunting memories and nightmares. Traumatized by the abduction experience, she searches for the path that brings her healing and strength. Shedding the persona of victim to become strong and able to face the challenges before her. Sometimes, it takes a declaration of love to see that you are not alone in the battle. A celebration at home waited for her return. Another darker, more sinister figure, also waited.

An outbreak of violent crimes in and around the community had the local police chief, Reed Walters, on high alert. FBI agents, Alvarez, and Steele were engaged in a manhunt for the psychopathic killer that had abducted Abi. Ever evasive, his whereabouts unknown, they have their suspicions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Memorium

A Timely Reminder.

Story Empire

The World Trade Center

Aftermath of September 11, 2001

World Trade Center Memorial

The Pentagon

Aftermath of September 11, 2001

Pentagon Memorial

Photo by Joan Hall

Photo By Joan Hall

Shanksville, Pennsylvania Flight 93 Memorial Tower

In Honor of Those We Lost

May time soften the pain
Until all that remains
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love.
 … Anonymous…


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Writing historical fiction

The inside story of historical fiction.

Rebecca Bryn

I fell into historical fiction writing quite by accident, but once there, I was totally hooked on the events in the past that made us who we are today. Writing this genre follows much the same basic rules as any fiction writing:

The inspiration for the story – what got my juices going.

The characters – who they are, their back stories, their relationships with one another, how I relate to them, and how they develop as people.

The setting – when and where.

The tone – is this a cheery novel, a humorous one, serious, or dark? I suppose most are a mixture.

The plot – how the story unfolds and whether it is character driven or plot driven. In my case, it’s my characters; they throw the plot out of the window and do their own thing leaving me to dig them out of impossible situations. Obviously, when…

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Celebrating Lesley Hayes, author of Written in Water Trilogy

Strange Eventful History is the final book in the Written in Water Trilogy. Amazingly, it can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading Exits and Entrances and Better Strangers first, otherwise, how can you be intrigued by the sameness, and yet time-changed differences, in Cordelia, Beatrice, and Rosalind?

Children of the “swinging sixties”, young women in the mid-seventies, the threesome reappear in the nineties, and age over twenty-five years to the moment when Paddy – and what a delight it is to be reacquainted with Paddy – suggests to Rosalind that she spends her retirement writing a book “about us”. My dread, the death scenes, could be pushed aside?

All of Lesley Hayes’ writing is incredible. Accurate settings our mothers talked of leading to nudges of half-remembered facts and onward to the EU Referendum build-up. Some of the characters have firm views on everything, rarely agreeing with one another, and others are too troubled with their own affairs to notice unless they impinge violently into their lives.

Most of all, after reading of youngsters and young women, the ageing of Cordelia, Beatrice, and Rosalind is a feat perhaps only a psychotherapist could achieve so brilliantly.

Strange Eventful History has been a long time coming but it was worth the wait and to all those readers who are looking to add a book, or books, to their collection, look no further until you have all the works by Lesley Hayes; they earn both their cost and their place a dozen times over, always there to be reread.

All Lesley’s Books on Amazon

Treasure of Indian Music – Meet the Author, Jaykishan Hariharbhai Kapdi

Jaykishan, my friend from a country I’ve never visited, but nobody who follows my blog will be surprised; music flows through my writing, and this is a very special time.

 

An Editor’s Pick! Congratulations my friend. 

Jaykishan grew up in a family to which music is a blessing from God. Music is hereditary to him. He has learned music from his grandfather Shri Mohanlal Ramdasji Kapdi and father Shri Hariharbhai. He has an experience, how to teach music. He is “Upantya Visharad” in “Tabla” (rhythm).

His grandfather Shri Mohanlal Ramdasji Kapdi has established a non professional music class “Shree Saurashtra Sangeet Vidyalay” in 1935 in the Bhavnagar city-364001, Gujarat State, India, to spread & serve music.

 

This book is organized into three parts.
Part one addresses the musical terms generally used in vocal & instrumental Indian music. Topics covered include Understanding Indian and Western musical notation method, Signs of Notes used in Indian music, Classical & Non-Classical Indian musical forms, Construction of “Thaat”, Construction of “Raga”, and description of 155 Indian classical “Ragas”.
Part two addresses the musical terms generally used in the Indian rhythm. Topics covered include Understanding the Indian rhythm method, signs of rhythmic words and terms, tempo, “Gharana” (different schools of Indian rhythm), and descriptions of 60 Indian rhythms.
Part three covers a spiritual emancipation through music &“Nad-Shashtra” (Acoustic).
I hope this book will open a new window in the field of Indian music and will be useful for personal study and in the field of education
How to use this book :
You can use this book
1] As a reference :
This book is organized / designed as a reference that you can refer to most of the concepts of Indian Music. A complete index of the book can also help you look up features and topics.
2] As a tutorial :
I have designed this book to be comprehensive guide to Indian Music and to include most of significant features of Indian Music that enables you to use the book as a tutorial – from beginning to end.

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I also found some Indian music     YouTube

Please feel free to leave comments. Sarah

 

 

The Occasional Murder Is Never Enough?

So, your favourite romance author – well, one of them – is diving into her first thriller!

DCI Gerald Persaud is a maverick – he would be; he’s my detective! He works for the London Metropolitan Police in the Basic Command Unit covering Ealing, Garton, Hillingdon and Hounslow, which would be a surprise to the Detective Chief Superintendent as Garton is fictional.  DCI Persaud is bored; overseeing others investigating sundry crimes, including murder, isn’t why he joined up. When a frantic cat shut in an apparently empty house is reported, he can’t resist taking a personal interest…

62,803 words written to date, I have needed a great deal of advice on all sorts, from police procedure to a suitable location for Garton, and beta readers who get to see the story for free, so how about becoming involved yourself?

How, I hear you ask eagerly, or I hope I do! Join my Facebook Reviewer Group. It’s private, but send me a PM – I’m easily found if you are not already a friend; you know what I look like – and say you’re interested, and I’ll invite you.

So far, I’m indebted to Ruth Coulson for the cover, aided and abetted by Sharon Brownlie of aspirebookcovers.com, John Nicholl, best-selling author of physiological thrillers  for putting me in touch with his son-in-law who serves in The Met, Michelle Dunbar who has lived in London – I just love the city and visit – Lesley Hayes, psychotherapist, for advice (on characters!), Rebecca Bryn and Tom Benson, beta reader volunteers, and members who pop along often with much-appreciated encouragement.

Meet Paul Tait. Composer, Singer, & Poet.

The Man Behind the Music in One Alone in the World

Paul Tait doesn’t just take my breath away: he leaves me speechless. Not all the time or I wouldn’t be chatting to you about him. Just when he emails his latest music to “see if I like it”. I love it, and so will you.

For One Alone in the World, he let me use the lyrics to I Didn’t Quit I Surrendered, which gave Richard his big break, and Midnight Angels, which would be a spoiler if I told you where that music was used.  Gonna love you. Gonna love you, girl.” One tiny clue. The girl on the left is Richard and Maria’s daughter, Eleanor.

Tonight, the very latest!

The studio recording and promo video for Run Wild – a beautiful song that is begging for a romantic love story. I guess when I’ve completed a sexy thriller – no title yet, so keep following – I’ll write one. Listen and see if you can resist RUN WILD

My reviews of Paul’s poetry, Boston Dialect books one and two, can be found under “Books I’ve Loved”.