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Review: Meritorium by Joel Ohman

Welcome to the Meritorium Tour Author Joel Ohman Review – Meritorium It seems to be the year  of the dystopian novel, and Meritorium is one of the finest.  The characters follow on from the events in Meritropolis. The same characters are around to develop more, and to be honest, I’m very satisfied with it.  Charlie seems to try to lead people – and it’s not easy for him.  I think of all the elements though, that satisfied me the most.  I mean, it worked, but it wasn’t quite in the personality – but that imperfect feeling that he was uncomfortable,...

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Nanowrimo 2015 and what I’m writing

I’ve been trying to write this post since October 1st, so I’m doing my level best to get this up and out before the end of the month, so here it is. I’m currently planning five books, though I’m not sure whether I’m still doing those five when I finish isn’t exactly clear.  What I do need to do in the next 48 hours is generate the maps out and post them here for Dungeon Bashers. Which leads me rather neatly into ‘Dungeon Bashers’ – it’s going to be a set of novellas about gamers.  Current plan is each dungeon...

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The 34 Seconds tour: Deltaville Steamed Blue Crabs

Welcome to the tour for Stella Samuel’s book, 34 Seconds.  To kick off the tour, I asked Stella to share with me a recipe with me that meant something to her for her or her book. Stella told me she was sharing recipes with me – Steamed Crabs and Hush Puppies.  I live in the UK, so I was understandably confused by Hush Puppies – they are a brand of shoes here…But we cleared that up and I’m delighted to share. I’ll let Stella explain: When I was growing up in Deltaville, my grandfather would spend the morning on his boat...

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Hush Puppies

These Hush Puppies were given to us as a recipe by Stella Samuel, to celebrate the launch of her novel, 34 Seconds. Hush Puppies Print Recipe Hush Puppies Print Recipe Ingredients 1/4 Cup all purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3/4 cup milk Enough oil for 2-3 inches of deep frying Servings: Instructions In large bowl, combine dry ingredients, then add whisked egg and milk Mix together until mixture is wet Heat oil to 375 Add little 1-1 ½ inch balls to hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Recipe Notes...

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Deltaville Steamed Blue Crabs

Cool, crack, and enjoy a Deltaville tradition Deltaville Steamed Blue Crabs Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Deltaville Steamed Blue Crabs Print Recipe CourseMain Dish Ingredients Live Blue Crabs 1/2 – 1 cup Old Bay Seasoning Beer White Vinegar Servings: Instructions Mix vinegar, beer, and ¼ cup of Old Bay into large stock pot Heat on high heat until a steamy simmer Place screen or metal strainer over hot liquid Sprinkle Old Seasoning over the top of each crab Add crabs by layer to the strainer Cover to keep live crabs from climbing out! Steam until shells are orange, then sprinkle more...

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Six word stories – the introductory edition #Mondayblogs

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with short form stories. Originally, the most poignant story I ever encountered was the one written, apparently by Hemingway (though that’s since been refuted as the source of the story) which goes as follows: For Sale:Baby Shoes.  Never Worn. So, for #Mondayblogs, I thought I’d start a six word stories, with different themes. If you post one, you can fill in the comment form with a link of your choice, but please only sign your name on the post itself, to keep the stories as the main event.  You may post as...

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Author Interrupted reviews Logos, by John Neeleman

Today on the blog, I am delighted to welcome Novel Publicity’s Tour for Logos.  John Neeleman’s book is absolutely worth it, so let me introduce you to the book, and the tour. Review of Logos Read to the end of the blog for ways to win and more about the book.  First though…. I’m a pretty eclectic reader.  I mean, one day I’ll be in the middle of a zombie book, the next, I’m devouring literary fiction. I DEVOURED Logos.  It was such a good book. First – I don’t view this as a Christian book – it’s a theological...

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#Kaiatus part the 2nd – Continuing into June…

Yeah, yeah, I know.  I’ve been talking about being pretty beaten lately – and I didn’t do what I expected to do this May and take time off – I managed three whole days, where I felt seriously guilty and annoyed that I was maybe missing stuff that I needed to help out with. In short, I’m no good at taking a step back when I need to. The positives though – since putting out Glass Block just under a month ago, I’ve managed to finish five non-fiction books, which are queued out as far as Amazon will let me....

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Chin up, head down

I’m trying to get into the habit of exercising regularly, eating well and writing.  The last few months, I’ve spent my days feeling quite sorry for myself.  It’s true, I got Glass Block out, but I feel like I’m not managing everything that I want to do. I’ve talked to the other half about it, and he says that it’s our choice to change the things that we’re unhappy about, and he’s right. I’ve been saying for a very long time that things need to change – and we do get things changed, a little.  And then,  either I backslide...