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Just living is not enough…..

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Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.     

Hans Christian Anderson

Read more: https://www.wiseoldsayings.com/butterflies-quotes/#ixzz6RPtnN7DU

To celebrate 4th July – Stronger Within is free to download today …

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***** Happy 4th July *****

 

To celebrate 4th July, Stronger Within, book 1 in the Silver Lake series, is FREE to download to Kindle today.

 

If you haven’t met Jake Power yet, check him out. I think you’ll like him

 

Amazon.com links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Amazon.co.uk links  –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M

 

Looking for a new book boyfriend?

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Looking for a new book boyfriend? Fancy meeting a hot rock star? Then meet Jake Power.

There’s the added bonus of a few days at the beach too.

 

check out the Silver Lake series today on Amazon

 

 

Amazon.com links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

 

 

Amazon.co.uk links  –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

 

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100 Days of Lockdown

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I took this photo on my way home from the salt mine on 23rd March 2020. I drove past “Wee Annie” and actually looped back through town to park the car and run up to take the photo. It struck a chord with me about how the world was on the brink of change.

As a keen amateur photographer I’m always taking photos. It drives my family insane I suspect.

Today marks 100 Days of Lockdown in the UK. The video below is my photographic journey over the past 100 days ( actually its the edited highlights – there are hundreds more photos!)

 

Stay safe, folks.

 

Lockdown – an acrostic poem

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Loneliness

Ostracised

Captive

Killing time

Depressed

Oppressed

Withdrawn

Never ending…….

 

 

 

Shattered Hearts – FREE to download today for the first time to Kindle

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***** FREE TO DOWNLOAD TO KINDLE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME *****

 

To celebrate my own birthday, I thought I’d share something special with you.

 

Shattered Hearts, book 4 in the Silver Lake series, is FREE to download to Kindle for the first time today.

 

Five years older. Five years wiser.

Five years down the road, we reconnect with Jake and Lori.

Over the years since Bonded Souls, the Silver Lake family has grown and the band have seen their career go from strength to strength.

Fresh off the road after a gruelling tour, Jake has high hopes of enjoying a relaxing summer at home with his family.

An unexpected tragedy and an act of betrayal shatters all hopes of that and throws their plans into disarray.   The combination of both results in Shattered Hearts for Jake and Lori and the Silver Lake family. Can they recover from this?

 

** Book 5 in the Silver Lake series will be published early 2021 **

 

Amazon.com links –

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

 

Amazon.co.uk links  –

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

I’ll never take some things for granted again…..

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Three months ago, on 23rd March 2020, the UK was placed into Lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Three months later, on 23rd June 2020, we are slowly emerging from this surreal isolated state. It’s been a challenging time to say the least.

Now I’m not about to go on and on and on about that dreaded virus. There’s more than enough in the news about it!

What I have done though, as I’m sure many of you have too, is to reflect on what I won’t take for granted again.

1- I won’t take for granted the freedom to come and go as I please.

2- I won’t take for granted being able to shop at my leisure without having to queue up outside the stores and to being able to find what I want on the shelves when I get inside.

3- I won’t take for granted the enjoyment of going for a drive, playing my music, even if it is only the daily commute to work and back.

4- I won’t take for granted the pleasure of social conversation with people I don’t share a home with.

5- I won’t take for granted the simple pleasure of sitting down for a coffee and a heart to heart with a friend.

If nothing else, the last three months have been a reminder to appreciate what you have in life because overnight it can all disappear.

Personally, I can’t wait for that first coffee catch up.

 

(image sourced via Google – credits to the owner)

Heir of G.O’D. Revelations by Harper Maze

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Late last year I had the pleasure of introducing you to Harper Maze.

Now I’d like to congratulate her on the launch of Heir of G.O’D. Revelations.

Synopsis

Reclusive Ana hides her blindness from a society that hunts blind people.

Back in 2026 Fracking caused a supervolcanic apocalypse which decimated the human race and almost destroyed the Earth. Gary O’Drae (colloquially called G.O’D.) relaunched his mass-access simulation “Sol” for survivors to connect, congregate and trade.

2044: Ana, a lauded Sol e-games champion, relies on her bespoke visor to see inside the simulation to fund her anonymity and survival. But G.O’D. included a termination date in Sol and in twelve days, it will self-destruct.

Twelve scant days for Ana to identify a visor engineer for a life-changing upgrade. Her desperate search puts her at jeopardy of persecution from the same Corporations she has remained concealed from.

Uncovering the hidden truths could change the way Ana sees everything…

 

 

Amazon.co.uk link to buy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heir-G-OD-Revelations-Harper-Maze/dp/1916244343/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=heir+of+G.O%27D&qid=1592680351&sr=8-1

 

 

Amazon.com link to buy

https://www.amazon.com/Heir-G-OD-Revelations-Harper-Maze-ebook/dp/B089P1TRJH/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HDPQJGKP2AJ9&dchild=1&keywords=heir+of+g.o+d.+revelations+by+harper+maze&qid=1592680428&sprefix=heir+of+g%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-1

 

To find out more about Harper Maze, check out

http://harpermaze.com

 

 

 

 

Can I tempt you into some weekend reading?

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Five minutes after the class was scheduled to have started, the door flew open and a tiny girl with dyed green hair flew in.

“Sorry, sir. Car wouldn’t start,” she explained then looked up and exclaimed, “Shit! You’re Jake Power! You’re actually him!”

Staring straight at the new arrival, Jake fought back the urge to smile. Struggling to maintain a poker face, he said, “And you must be the late Miss Riley. Take a seat. We can discuss your late slip at break.”

Cheeks burning with embarrassment, the girl sat on the first free chair with a clatter.

“Ok, let’s make a start,” began Jake warmly. “First things first. Let’s get all this star-struck crap over and done with. Yes, I am Jake Power. Yes, I am in the band Silver Lake. Yes, I sing with the British band Weigh Station. But, for the next two weeks, I am just Jake Power, music teacher. Savvy?”

“If you’re the big rock star, why are you spending your summer teaching class?” asked Cody bluntly. “Shouldn’t you be on tour or in the studio or something?”

“Too direct,” commented Jake firmly. “Musicians don’t spend their entire lives on the road or holed up in the studio. We have lives and families. I used to teach here a few years ago before Silver Lake took off. Over the years I’ve come back now and again to take a class or run a workshop. I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure of teaching any of you before. Silver Lake finished up their tour in June. We’re due in the studio in September so I’ve had some downtime. I’ve chosen to spend some of it with you. Is that ok with you, Cody?”

“Suppose.”

“Good. Glad to hear it,” said Jake.

(extract from Shattered Hearts)

 

If you want to read more then check out the Silver Lake series today

 

Amazon.com links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

 

 

Amazon.co.uk links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

Happy Birthday, Lori

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The wine waiter approached with the two bottles she had selected from the list. Lori nodded her approval and asked him to pour. Once they all had a full glass, she proposed a toast, “To the success of Silver Lake”

“To rock’n’roll,” declared Paul theatrically.

“No,” corrected Jake warmly, “To Lori. Happy Birthday, Mz Hyde.”

She blushed, then added, “To health, wealth and happiness.”

While they waited for their starters to arrive, Becky produced a gift bag from beneath the table and gave it to Lori.

“It’s from all of us,” she said with a smile.

Lori carefully opened the small bag to reveal a long slim black jewellery box. She opened it to find a silver charm bracelet with three guitar charms, drumsticks and two music notes. It was perfect.

“Thank you,” she said softly. “Can one of you help me to put it on?”

Jake obliged by helping her with the catch before producing a second small gift bag, “And this is from me.”

Inside the bag she found a second small black box, squarer in shape. She opened it to find a delicate silver chain with a treble clef hanging from it. There was a small diamond in the tail of the treble clef.

“It’s perfect,” she whispered, kissing Jake on the cheek, “I love it.”

“Put it on, Lori,” squealed Becky, clapping her hands.

Again, Jake assisted her, kissing the nape of her neck as he fastened the clasp. “I’m glad you like it.”

“Thank you,” said Lori again. “I never expected presents. You’re all too kind.”

 

(extract from Stronger Within, book 1 in the Silver Lake series)

 

Want to read more then check out the Silver Lake series today

 

Amazon.com links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM

 

 

Amazon.co.uk links –

Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M

Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C0GS30K

Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSQHG71

Shattered Hearts – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07ZY8ZSDM