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29th JULY 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY SPECIAL

 

HOLIDAY READING FOR GROWN UPS

 

The Cornish Hotel by the Sea: Escape to Cornwall with this perfect summer read! by Karen King  (Author)

 

Age Range:           Adult - 10-130 years

Paperback:           311 pages

Publisher:              Accent Press

"A feel-good summer escape." Mandy Baggot Ellie Truman’s widowed mum is struggling to keep Gwel Teg, the family hotel in Cornwall, afloat.  Ellie is determined to do everything in her power to help her, even if that means moving back to the sleepy Cornish village she fled from broken-hearted a few years ago. Things go wrong from the start and she’s grateful for the help from hunky guest, Reece Mitchell. But does Reece have ulterior motives? Will Ellie’s efforts be for nothing? About the author:Karen King is a multi-published author of children's books and romantic fiction. She has had 120 children's books published, four romantic novels and several short stories for women's magazines. Her first YA novel, Perfect Summer was runner up in the Red Telephone Books YA Novel 2011 competition. Her second YA, Sapphire Blue, was declared ‘The best YA book out there right now’ by an Ind'Tales magazine reviewer. Her latest romance novels with Accent Press are 'I do?... or do I?' and The Cornish Hotel by the Sea'

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SATURDAY 29th JULY 2017

 

THE CORNISH HOTEL BY THE SEA

 

Today unusually I am promoting a new adult novel. Adult as in it is aimed at grown ups rather than children.

 

The book is 'The Cornish Hotel by the Sea' and is by a tremendously all round talented author Karen King. And I make no apologies for it looking like Karen King Day on my site, today.

 

Karen King is a multi-published author of children's books, young adult fiction and romantic fiction. She has had over120 children's books published and three romantic novels. With all that experience she is a good tutor and consultant for writers, too. Her first chick lit novel was 'I do - or do I?'. Her second one, 'The Cornish Hotel by the Sea' has just been published.

 

Karen successfully writes across all genres making her a first class, brilliant writer. She’s is so good because she’s an entertaining storyteller and that’s a wonderful talent.

 

During July/August whether or not we are going away our minds turn to holidays and there is nothing better than a good holiday themed book to get us in the mood. The Cornish Hotel by the Sea fits that bill perfectly. See the separate item.

 

Meanwhile here are 20 of Karen’s books. Some are out of print but still available at Amazon in some format:

 

 

1.             The Cornish Hotel by the Sea - Adult (A)

2.             Moonlight and the Mermaid (Magical Horses)(C)

3.             The Fairy Horse (Magical Horses)(C)

4.             Silly Moo! (Lift-the-flap Book) (C)

5.             Sparkle the Seahorse (Magical Horses) (C)

6.             Witch Angel (Kindle Book) (C)

7.             Busy Little Postman - Ladybird Little Stories(C)

8.             Kelly and the Mermaid (Picture Ladybirds) (C)

9.             I do? – or do I?: A hilarious read with the monster-in-law that beats them all – (A)

10.          Perfect Summer - Young Adult (YA)

11.          The Millionaire Plan: A gorgeous heart-warming romance (A)

12.          Dinosaur Stories for 5 Year Olds (Animal Funtime) (C)

13.          Unicorn Magic (Magical Horses) (C)

14.          The Photo Competition (Country Companions) (C) (6 in Series)

15.          Pirate Ship Treasure Island (Press Out and Build Junior Press Out and Build) (C)

16.          And Me! (C)

17.          Birthday Surprise (Country Companions)- Children’s (C)

18.          Even Smellier Socks Joke Book (C)

19.          The Messy Hen [Print Replica] Kindle Edition (C) (4 in series)

 

And last but certainly not least:

20.          Get Writing Children's Fiction: Ideas, Tips and Exercises for Writers of Children's Fiction - Adult Instructional

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

How do you feel about your life today? Are you living every day in excitement? Do you love what you're doing? Are you excited every single moment? Are you looking forward to what's coming up next? Are you living your best life? Make sure you are!

 

HAPPINESS IS…

 

Happiness is…being by the sea in sunny Cornwall, listening to the sea and sea gulls and reading The Cornish Hotel by the Sea by Karen King

 

 

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

 

I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself this is the last thing I need.

 

 

MICHAEL BOND PADDINGTON'S CREATOR DIES

 

Michael Bond, the creator of beloved children's character Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91.

 

He died at his home on Tuesday following a short illness, a statement from his publisher Harper Collins said.

 

Bond published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, in 1958.

 

The character, a marmalade-loving bear from "deepest, darkest Peru" who comes to live in London, went on to inspire a series of books, an animated TV series and a successful 2014 film.

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READER ON THE 6.27

 

A special Christmas edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey ...Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509836857

A special Christmas edition of the international bestseller from French author Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. The Reader on the 6.27 is ready to take you on a journey ...Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. But it is when he discovers the diary of a lonely young woman, Julie - a woman who feels as lost in the world as he does - that his journey will truly begin.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509836857

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ROALD DAHL

Tuesday 13th September 2016 marked 100years since the birth of Roald Dahl

 

There are so many of Roald Dahl' stories I love and I so admire his creativity as a writer.

 

But as a "wanna be" children's writer most of all I love his writing shed. I believe the only reason I am not successful is because I do not have a magical writing shed.

 

Roald Dahl got the idea for his writing shed from Dylan Thomas, who had one too.

 

Roald Dahl's Writing Shed
Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed
Interior of Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed

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CRAIG TILSTONE

Featured Author

Craig Tilstone is a fantastic new author. But like all good new authors he is not new to writing, he's been writing gems for years. 'New' means he's recently gone public with his work having learned his craft over many years.

 

So - a little bit about me. I am 36 years old and live in Nottinghamshire. I studied English Literature at university and followed it with a PGCE in Primary Education. At this point, I was writing solely for the pleasure it gave me to do so, with no other goal or audience in mind. I then began my teaching career, which served to stoke my passion for writing further - when studying the various fictional genres with my pupils, I would (and still do) compose my own examples of writing in that style as a model for the children. Suddenly I had a taste for what it was to connect with an audience - it thrilled me to watch them open-mouthed at suspenseful junctures, struck silent and still by particularly moving sections of the story or laughing aloud at humorous moments. A kind of addiction set in; a happy habit I intend never to shake. The frequency of my writing increased. During a teaching exchange year spent in Saskatchewan, I found a like-minded friend and the two of us wrote a play script together. It was upon my return to England that I began writing my debut novel. 'Baby One More Time' was over four years in the making, taking so long for the happiest possible reason - the birth of my first child. I chipped away at the novel whenever I could find snatches of time - not easy when juggling the demands of my job with the demands of parenthood! Not long after starting 'Baby One More Time', in 2010, I began a different kind of novel, darker and more serious in tone. It was an idea I got many years ago when reading a Roald Dahl short story, in which one of the characters tells another that he always waits and extra few moments before setting off in his car - that way any accidents he would have had would be narrowly avoided. Spurious logic, of course, but I liked the idea of a group of people able to save lives simply by altering the course of their day slightly. And so 'The Interveners' was born. Again, I chipped away, this time whenever the very different mood of this story lured me in. I thank you sincerely for taking an interest in my work and hope you enjoy it.

The Interveners – by Craig Tilstone

Paperback - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform £6.99

 

When Kate Jenson accepts an invitation to join the Interveners - a formidable group of psychics able to foresee and prevent people's accidental deaths - she finds herself entangled in a morally complex world of secrets and lies, where the thrills and glory of lifesaving come at a high cost.

Baby One More Time – by Craig Tilstone

Paperback - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform £6.99

 

At 36 years old, Will – ex-Maths teacher and ex-Casanova with a string of ex-girlfriends to his name – is alone and terminally ill. He sets himself a challenge – to track down and make amends with seven of his exes, spending a day with each in a ‘Week of Dates’. What could possibly go wrong?

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.

 

Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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