Upside Down.

A beautiful though sad poem by Joanne Van Leerdam. Hugs to you and yours Joanne x

Image: ©2020 Joanne Van Leerdam

I don’t know how to do this.
I don’t want to say goodbye,
But I have no choice,
You have taken your wings,
And I have to let you fly. 

In a moment you were gone
And life turned upside down;
Too soon. Too final.
And now we gather to lay you
To rest in the lonely ground.

The grave seems so absolute,
Stark proof you’re really gone:
It’s a mystery
That your life can be over
And yet, your soul lives on.

Your life is now in heaven,
Eternal peace and rest,
My comfort is knowing
You’re in Jesus’ arms
Safely treasured, fully blessed.

Life here without you is hollow,
The days all seem so long,
I have grown weary of cliches
And platitudes
That feel so empty and wrong.

The future is bleak without you, 
I don’t know what life will be, 
But…

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Repost: Authors quit JK Rowling agency over transgender rights — ARMAND ROSAMILIA

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WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY-AUTHOR’S CORNER: Featured Author of the Week Victoria Zigler #Author#Interview — Campbells World

Today, I’m Privileged and Pleased to have with me in campbellsworld, author Victoria Zigler better known as “Tori.” So, without further ado, here’s Tori Zigler to introduce herself to you. “Tori smiling with clouds and seafront in the background.” First,in your own words tell us a little about you. My name is Victoria, […]

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Poet Kevin Morris’s Interview on the World Poetry Reading Series is Due to be Aired at 9 pm (UK Time) on Thursday 2 July — K Morris – Poet

As explained in this post, https://kmorrispoet.com/2020/06/21/poet-kevin-morris-to-be-interviewed-on-vancouver-co-op-radios-the-world-poetry-reading-series-on-thursday-25-june-2020/, I was due to be interviewed by Ariadne Sawyer of the World Poetry Reading Series concerning my poetry and, in particular my recently released collection, “Light and Shade: Serious (and Not so Serious) Poems”, over Zoom on Thursday 25 June. The interview duly took place, and will (technology permitting) […]

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Forever Mine – Cy & Rylan Book Cover Reveal.

BOOK COVER REVEAL & PRE-ORDER FOREVER MINE – CY & RYLAN A WOLF SHIFTER ROMANCE

Plaisted Publishing House

Finally… It’s arrived. My book cover for Cy & Rylan’s story of true love. A Wolf Shifter Romance with murder and mystery surrounding two lovers as they learn about each other. Looking at their differences, how to live together, how to grieve together. A unit and family. You can PRE-ORDER HERE

Publishing 30th June 2020

Created with GIMP

SYNOPSIS

Cy is an Alpha wolf-shifter, heir to his father’s pack. Cy is also gay, something his father won’t accept. In fact, he’s already lined up a female mate for him. A woman Cy hates.

Cy found his true mate ten years prior. He waited and watched, praying for salvation.

Rylan Jessop is from the other sides of the tracks. Not good enough for the elite of the pack. A university graduate due to a scholarship, Rylan returns home and accepts a date with Cy. They mate. At first, Rylan is horrified, he wanted other…

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The Importance of Book Covers

Of course, I had to post this on the wrong website…oops… This is from me as an author, not from Plaisted Publishing House…lol

Plaisted Publishing House

I do wish the days of coloured hardbacks would return and get rid of the silly paperback covers which have to be so brilliant to get anyone to buy your book. I didn’t need an image on a cover to read a good book. I read the blurb/synopsis at the library or bookstore and …well read the book.

Now it’s all graphic design and it has to be a certain type for each book to be a winner and get sales. I hate this and I’ll tell you why.  I personally don’t want to see naked male chests on my book covers. It’s not me. The reader should be reading the story because of the enticing synopsis on the back.  

A lovely person gave me the link to Amazons top 100 books for a certain genre…it also linked into the top 100 FREE Books and since I was experimenting, I…

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Writing Romance? Check Out This – 5 Things About Writing Kisses @KileyDunbar #MondayBlogs

The Kiss…and your description to draw readers in…

Lucy Mitchell

I am so excited about this post. As a huge fan of all things romantic and someone who gets very carried away at the sight of any romance, within a ten mile radius, this blog post is going to leave me lying on my sofa with a cold compress on my forehead. Today we are talking about how to write a good kiss.

Now, back in the day, when I was looking for love in Leeds (in the 90s) kissing was a big thing. Especially since most of my dating was done in Ritzy’s nightclub and once a male suitor had impressed me with his dance moves, surrounded by clouds of dry ice, we’d go in for the kiss.

The kiss was animportantstage – because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life with anyone whose kissing skills reminded me of:

  • My washing machine on…

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Free Content Creation Online Tools

Another brilliant blog post…I’m going to be looking into a few of these. The one I do love to use in this list is Canva… Might eventually get the pro package…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Since I started working as a freelance SEO copywriter, I have been using various online collaborative tools. I am constantly amazed by how many such tools exist and how few of them I’d heard of prior to starting my new career.

This guest post by Thomas Glare includes some content creation tools you may be interested in. Thomas has just started a content creation business and is looking for tools to help him elevate his enterprise. The ones listed below did the trick and have enabled him to amass a large following to his business.

Online Tools Everyone in the Content Creation Industry Should Be Using

Content creation | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

The Internet is the hub of everything. Whether you are looking for recipes, tips on fashion, hair, business, or anything else, you will find everything there.

But if take a step back, you’ll wonder how the creators of all that content got to…

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LGBT Group on MEWE

I’ve taken the plunge. Totally fed up with FB glitches and issues.  I have started a group on MEWE for LGBT Books and Readers. I would send out Invites, though I’m still learning Mewe and for some reason, I can’t share a post yet, though I can share the group.

At present, the group image is my book. ‘Forever Mine – Cy & Rylan. It is a Wolf Shifter Romance with a HEA and it is on PRE-ORDER.  It will also be on Kindle Unlimited from release day (30th June 2020)

If you would like to join this group you can find me…and later US…as membership hopefully grows at. https://mewe.com/group/5ee8670653bbb34fd03c9209

Meanwhile. A teaser for you to enjoy 🙂

Forever Mine Teaser Three

My first LGBT Hater?

I’m not sure whether to be shocked, annoyed or angry.
I’m probably a mixture. 

Today I shared a post of me up and coming release on FB in a group I’ve been a member of since 2015. I’ve posted all sorts over the years. After all, I’m a multi-genre author. I write what the muse says.

This new release is the first in a collection of Novella’s called ‘FOREVER MINE’ It follows the journey of various couples. How they met! How they fell in love! Why they are hiding! Even a bit about who they are hiding from. It is true love. 

Here in New Zealand…just so you know.  Any human can marry any other human, your gender is irrelevant these days. LOVE IS LOVE…after all God made us all and loves us all.

One of the FB groups I posted to, I have been a member for five years. It’s been a good five years too, well until today when I found my membership PENDING. The only reason I saw this is because… First of all, there was an angry emoji on my post, I didn’t think much about it. I started to scroll through the group promos, then decided to edit my post to include the blurb/synopsis…whatever you call them. I clicked on the three dots… and nothing happened. This is when I noted I could like and share the post, but I couldn’t comment on it. It was like comments had been turned off, except they hadn’t.  I scrolled down to other posts and it was the same.  Went back to the top of the group to find my membership in PENDING…

Hang on… I’ve been a member for years, why would it suddenly be PENDING…It was like my membership had been revoked. Not happy. Conclusion…My post had been reported by the person who put an angry emoji on my post. It was the only thing I could think. I suppose I could be wrong.

I messaged the ADMIN…who I happen to know and we’ve chatted before… Still waiting for them to get back to me. If i end up losing this group because of one person. I will be peeved off (to be polite) I’ve been careful to make sure all my posts are relevant and follow FB guidelines and have avoided FB Jail so far as well. 

Does this person not like LGBT Romance or images of men hugging? Who knows. If I get an answer from Admin, I’ll update the post. Meanwhile, I’ll stay with the conclusions I have. Oh here is the image. Let me know what you think?

Forever Mine Teaser One

BLURB

Cy is an Alpha wolf-shifter, heir to his father’s pack. Cy is also gay, something his father won’t accept. In fact, he’s already lined up a female mate for him. A woman Cy hates.

Cy found his true mate ten years prior. He waited and watched, praying for salvation.

Rylan Jessop is from the other sides of the tracks. Not good enough for the elite of the pack. A university graduate due to a scholarship, Ryan returns home and accepts a date with Cy. They mate. At first, Rylan is horrified, he wanted other things from life.

Mated, he finds himself loving Cy and taking a stand against Cy’s father who is furious. Cy takes the lead and their adventure begins as they travel across America to Canada, learning to love and getting to know each other.

Will they get their ‘Happy Ever After’?

This is the first novella in a series called ‘Forever Mine’. Mature content
due to a new relationship. LGBT Romance.