Does war Change I think not   Combatants Change Uniforms Weapons Tactics Change But war Remains The same Middle age Iron age Machine age Information age Technology age The faces And races And places Change New names Different times But war Remains The same   Noisy Nasty Bloody War Then Why do we send Them And Why  do they Go Such a waste Of Life And Limb And Youth And Dreams Insanity This Bloody WarRead More →

I don’t know about you, but I am a bit of a turtle when it comes to the technology race. For a number of reasons, technology is advancing faster than I can or at least care to keep up. I love technology, but not the price. Needless to say, when Apple or Samsung advertise their latest, greatest gadget, I can’t see past the $$$$$. Why buy a 7, if your 6 is working just fine? Why buy a HDTV when your 30 year old antenna TV just keeps ticking along? I upgraded my flip only because I temporarily lost it. I upgraded my dumb “smart” phone, onlyRead More →

ASHES OF WATERLOO SWEPT INTO THE TURMOIL OF NAPOLEON’S LAST BATTLE: A country girl near Brussels with an iron will refuses to surrender to hardship or vile threats when she finds herself in a desperate race against time.   One fateful afternoon, Lisette is ambushed by a rogue soldier.  During the dark days that follow, a vow of revenge mars her efforts to make new friends and bask in the attentions of a rugged British officer. All too soon the battle of Waterloo erupts and those she cares about most must face the ordeal. While fleeing the catastrophe of war, her every step is fraughtRead More →

Vintage Voices – Blog Tour – Sinagiri.   Set 2000 years ago in the mysterious Kingdom of Rajah Kasyapu, in the centre of the tropical island of Ceylon. This thrilling historical novel relates the trials and tribulations of the Ethiopian princess Abebech and her marriage to the Raja. Mike Lord has based his novel on a chance encounter with a portrait of the imagined princess in an ancient fresco on the walls of the old palace at Singiriya, which lay hidden from western eyes for a thousand years. Today you too can visit the Hall of Mirrors, and see the remaining frescoes, if you canRead More →

Action and Adventure in a Regency World.     This box set contains my three Regency novels:  Lady Alice’s Dilemma, Lord Philip’s Christmas, Miss Ridgeway’s Privateer. The first two books are linked by their characters and by some of the events. The third is a stand-alone novel, based to a small extent on fact.   Lady Alice’s Dilemma:   In the middle of her first London season, Lady Alice Sutherland is shocked to encounter her renegade brother, Philip, at Lady Roche’s ball. Masquerading under another name and heavily disguised, why has Philip suddenly returned? If his true identity is discovered, Philip could hang for attemptedRead More →

Blog Tour Honourable Lies #HistFic #BGSHF @franconnor Honourable Lies Historical Romance/Thriller By Fran Connor Book Blurb A passionate, thought-provoking tale of love and revenge set in Victorian England. Follow the progress of a poor, orphan girl elevated to High Society as a reward for saving the Queen from assassination. Her aim is to marry a rich man, regardless of love, so she will never be poor again; instead, she falls in love with a handsome, young landowner with whom she can have it all; love, security, and wealth. As fate would have it, there are obstacles to their romance: his estranged wife, an evil aristocrat,Read More →

Blog Tour ~ The Yankee Years Books 1-3 #HistFic #WW2 @DianneAscroft The Yankee Years Books 1-3 By Dianne Ascroft After the Allied troops arrived in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland during the Second World War, life in the quiet, rural county would never be the same again. The Shadow Ally June 1941: When Ruth Corey finds a letter her journalist beau, Harry Coalter, has written, revealing details of the secret construction of an American flying-boat base, she fears it could destroy America’s neutrality and land him in serious trouble. The letter must not be posted. She enlists the help of attractive Italian-American civilian contractor Frank LongRead More →

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  It is not uncommon for people to ignore the pledge as though it is irrelevant, a static noise in their techno-driven, virtual reality. Others take a more conscience approach to civil disobedience. During the nation’s anthem, Colin Kaepernick bends the knee, inspiring viral imitation. In the wake of a divisive presidential election: Supporters shout, “Make America Great Again.” The hopeful whisper, Wait and see.” Dissenters shout “Not My President.” Post inauguration, women in droves march on Washington and assemble around the nation to send a message of concern and solidarity to the 45th President of the USA.     Meanwhile the administration tweets their reality;Read More →

Book Tour ~ Before The Darkness #HistFic #BGSHF @annettecreswell Before The Darkness By Annette Creswell In pre-World War Two London, Penny works as a maternity nurse at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Happy in her work and with two really good friends and several doctor suitors, little does she realise how her life will be changed by a chance lunch-time encounter. Who is the ruggedly handsome man who helps her? And how will their lives entwine as the war clouds gather? Book Extract Read by Emma Calin Links For Purchase Amazon US Amazon UK About the author Annette Creswell is the author of Before The Darkness,Read More →

We spend so much time glorifying the past, talking about the good old days, wanting to be great again, but we have selective memory. This is but one of several disturbing videos I have viewed lately depicting man’s propensity for injustices and atrocities. Slavery, Colonialism, Standing Rock, Aleppo. We don’t seem to learn from our past, but rather keep repeating it, while deliberately and deftly removing the worst of it from the official record. If my writing is too stark, then it is a mirror of humanity, capable of love and hate, tenderness and violence, reason and irrationality. The story of us.Read More →