Archive | March 2017

In the Early Morning Rain

Andrew Joyce

In the Early Morning Rain

(With apologies to Gordon Lightfoot)

I have a longing in my heart—a yearning in my soul—as I stand here in the early morning rain.

I’d best be on my way, but the thought of you keeps me standing here—in the early morning rain.

I’ll be leaving this town ’cause I can find no work and I’m down to my last dollar.

I have nothing; I am nothing, so I cannot approach you. Instead, I stand here in the early morning rain and look to where you live. I want only one last look at you and then I’ll go—one look at you through a window—in the early morning rain.

I have nowhere to go and no one waiting for me when I get there. But the vision of you in my heart will sustain me, if I can only see you one more time—through the…

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New #Review for #Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire

My human loves vampire stories, too, and she also found Miss Tina’s book compelling. Definitely a vampire tale of another color….unique, funny, spiritual….touching on the metaphysical, this novel offers so much on so many levels. Check it out!

TINA FRISCO

Luna Saint ClaireThis is my second thrill of the day!Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampirereceived another 5-star review.Luna Saint Claire, author of the thrilling novel, The Sleeping Serpent, has posted her review to Goodreads andAmazon.  Luna is a costume designer and author who loves Indie music, has an eclectic bohemian style, and studied ballet in her youth.  Read my interview with Luna here.

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Luna’s review for Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire

Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire

I Couldn’t Put it Down!
I have always had a fondness for Vampire stories. It began with Dracula. Twilight was mesmerizing. Vampire Diaries captivated me from the start, and The Originals, my favorite, enthralled me. Vampyrie is a complex, contemporary page-turner that I couldn’t put down! Phoebe, the protagonist is a strong, intelligent, compassionate and fearless character and her passion and perseverance make her a compelling character. What makes this story…

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This entry was posted on March 20, 2017. 2 Comments

Guest #Author #Shehanne Moore

Funny and clever guest post!

TINA FRISCO

Shehanne MooreShehanne Moore writes dark and smexy historical romance, featuring bad boys who need a bad girl to sort them out. She firmly believes everyone deserves a little love, forgiveness, and a second chance in life.  When not cuddling inn signs in her beloved Scottish mountains alongside Mr. Shey, and spending time with her lovely daughters and grandbaby, Shehanne can be found playing the odd musical instrument and relishing, what in any other country would not be defined as hill-walking. The dudes are her wee companions, hamsters (excuse me, hamstahs) who have a penchant for telling it like it is 🙂

** Find Shehanne’s books here and here. **

Welcome, Shey and Dudes!

So Tina, first of all can I just thank you for asking me here today to talk about myself and my work. And not just me. You were kind enough to ask the dudes. As you can…

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2017. 2 Comments

Smorgasbord short story – The System Administrator by Sally Cronin

Great story by Sally Cronin! Thanks to Tina’s reblog that led me here.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The System Administrator by Sally Cronin

Jennifer stood in the middle of the lift and stared at her black leather pumps. She noticed a scuff on the left side of the toe of the right shoe, realising that she had kicked the full waste basket a little harder than she thought at the time. She was weary and unusually tearful. It had been a tough week all round with particularly hard advertising revenue to achieve, but it had ended on the sourest note of all.

She managed a team of fifty telephone sales canvassers who sold high end car and luxury property advertising for the national online paper she worked for. These days both those markets were tough going. It seemed that people were hanging onto high ticket items waiting for a rise in demand for both.

However, her boss who lived in his ivory tower of an office on…

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Andrew Joyce and Danny the Dog: These Are a Few of Their Favorite Things

My human and I loooooove this interview! These guys are too cool for words. Which is a good thing, because all I can really do is meow. Meooooowie!!

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I am absolutely delighted to be able to share this topic with Andrew and his pal, Danny – two of my favorite bloggers!

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Hello, my name is Andrew Joyce. Noelle has asked me and my dog over to her blog today to discuss some of our favorite things. But first of all, I’d like to introduce you to my dog, Danny the Dog.

Say hello, Danny.

Hello.

Could you be a bit more enthusiastic?

Could you get on with it? You dragged me away from a Lassie rerun. She was just about to save Timmy, who fell into a well. I wanted to see how she was gonna do it, seeing as she has no opposable thumbs. You never know, I might have to save you from a well someday. Then you’ll be sorry you didn’t let me finish watching my show.

Okay. Let’s just get down to it…

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Our Jogger – Guest Post by Emily Gmitter (by kind permission from Zoe)…

My human’s story, partly truth, partly fiction. I’ll let her explain.

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Zoe here, I’m on a break, so I’m going to let my human have my spot this month, but I WILL be BACK.

It seemed the end of an era. I knelt beside the still body that was lying on the sidewalk in front of my house. I touched the back of my hand to his familiar face; it was cool to the touch. Not that I needed to do that; the thin skin on his face was a shade of bluish gray that indicated only one thing. I called 911 and waited for the paramedics to arrive.

Leaning against the stone wall in front of our home, I continued to stare at the body. I knew him, but I didn’t know him. Who were you?

In death, he did not seem as old as he had appeared when he was jogging through our neighborhood, which he did every day…

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Turkey Shoot

One of the more disturbingly sad scenes from Andrew Joyce’s novel, Yellow Hair.

Andrew Joyce

On a cold December morning in 1890 with snow on the ground, three hundred and fifty unarmed Lakota Indians (120 men and 230 women and children) were massacred at Wounded Knee Creek by soldiers of the 7th Cavalry—Custer’s old outfit.

The Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to twenty-three men of the Seventh. This is the story of one of those brave men.

(An Excerpt from the Novel, Yellow Hair)

All One Hundred And Twenty Men, one hundred and twenty-one if you included Yellow Hair, formed a single line. Each man was to place his weapons—knives, tomahawks, and war clubs, as well guns—in a pile as they advanced to the front of the line.

Yellow Hair was farther back; at the head of the line stood two soldiers with an officer off to one side. The Indians were to place their weapons on the ground between the…

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