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31 Overlook Hotel, Interlude & Chapter 5

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This is Interlude and chapter 5 of 31 Overlook Hotel on the Coffee & Dark Reads podcast, you can find the book at //mybook.to/31OverlookHotel and all my social media links at //bio.link/paulaacton

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31 Overlook Hotel, Interlude & Chapter 4

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This is Interlude and chapter 4 of 31 Overlook Hotel on the Coffee & Dark Reads podcast, you can find the book at http://mybook.to/31OverlookHotel and all my social media links at https://bio.link/paulaacton

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31 Overlook Hotel, Interlude & Chapter 3

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We move on to chapter three of 31 Overlook Hotel, as I stated before the book is free on amazon here http://mybook.to/31OverlookHotel and all my social media links at https://bio.link/paulaacton

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WIP Wednesday – Cover Reveal!

★.•°`☆ COVER REVEAL ☆`°•.★

#CoverReveal for #BooksonTheBeachAnthologies

Hosted by Phoenix Book Promo
Meant to Be Mine: A Books on The Beach Charity Romance Anthology

All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK
★ Adina D. Grey★ C.N. Marie★ D J Cook★ Danielle Jacks★ Elle M Thomas★ Jen Dale★ L G Campbell★ M.L. Kacy★ Paula Acton★ Sophie Blue★ Stacy McWilliams★ TA Andrews

Release Date: 22nd September 2021

Cover Designer: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones at Shower of Schmidt Designs

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Synopsis

Sometimes you have to take a wrong turn to find out where you need to be.

So many people and places enter our lives that sometimes, you forget which path you belong on. When fate leads you down an unknown road, what would you do to get back to the one person that you belong with?

Would you risk it all to get back to them or would you continue down the path you are on and hope that fate will guide you home?

Come and join these fantastic authors with a mix of genres as they travel the path of fate and destiny.

These stories will show you that what’s meant to be will always find its way. 

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Walking A Million Steps

Normally, I walk between 8k to 10k steps per day, on a lazy Sunday I might only do 4k, so I thought to myself this won’t be that hard I just have to make sure my Sunday laziness is kicked into touch and I make an effort to walk further. If I had done the maths first I might not have signed up!

Starting on 1st July you have three months to walk one million steps, I am what should be a third through and as you can see I am a little behind on where I should be.

The good news is that it is not impossible for me to still hit the target, I have had the calculator out today and I need to so 11,666 steps per day, it means walking a little further than I normally would and no lazy Sundays. Luckily an excursion yesterday helped add a few steps to reduce that number, and any day that I can do more than the allotted quota will allow to make things easier.

I explain my reason for doing this over on my page and I don’t usually ask favours like this but if you can spare a pound or two to donate and help me reach my financial target would be greatly appreciated. You can follow my journey here Support Paula in the One Million Step Challenge (diabetes.org.uk) I will give you another update here on the blog in a couple of weeks but wish me luck, and hope for nice weather, I spend more time out doing things with the horses then and get more steps.

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Lazy Sunday

It’s Sunday morning and I am trying to get moving. I managed to get as far as getting dressed but I know I have so many things to do, so why is it I am struggling to move?

I think in part it is knowing I have loads of washing to catch up on. The rain of last week had been replaced by glorious sunshine so I need to take advantage while I can.

What I really want to do is curl up and finish the third book in the series I am reading…

The thing is for the first time in ages I am torn, I want to read the story so badly but I don’t want to reach the end either. Good stories do that, they tear you apart, make your heart race, and draw every emotion from your soul.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the difference between writing what you love and what sells. Whether it is possible to do both if your genre is not a popular one or if you can adapt and modify your ideas?

What was my conclusion? Well, you will have to wait and see but it will be fun…

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New Ideas, New Ways Of Doing Things

For a long time I have tried to stick to doing this blog a certain way. I have tried to do fixed posts, book reviews on a Monday etc but that really isn’t working for me. I have neglected this blog and I think it was trying to force myself into box I have actually ended up avoiding it altogether so from today you are going to see a change.

I was sat in the horse field today thinking about a programme I have been binge watching on Netflix and that is partly what inspired this. The programme is The Bold Type.

(2052) The Bold Type | Official Trailer | Freeform – YouTube

The programme is very much an updated version of Sex And The City. I remember back in the late 80’s and early 90’s watching episodes of Sex and the City and Friends then ringing up friends to talk about it. sometimes we would meet up at one house to watch it together, it was a weekly event. These days it is all different, the idea of waiting for the next episode is something many are no longer willing to contemplate.

This is the era of Netflix and instant gratification, I did it myself, binge watching four series in a few days but it is not just the way we watch TV that has changed. We are more likely to post our opinions on a programme straight to social media than to wait to talk to a real life friend. We don’t have to deal with weekly cliff hangers that provide discussion for the days following an episode, we might even get a little annoyed at having to wait when we reach the end of the series.

I know for many this also translates to books, my daughter will check to see if the full series is available before she starts to read the first book. The word Spoilers is proclaimed on posts all over Facebook when a new episode of a popular series is launched, the majority of people needing to talk but not wanting to spoil it for others. The need to discuss our favourite shows has always been there but social media means we don’t have to hope that a friend likes the same as us, we don’t have to wait for someone else to catch up on the latest episodes. Today we type a few words and there will be a like minded soul out here, and even if it is not on your FB friends list there are other laces like Reddit and forums for everything imaginable where you can reach out to discuss your thoughts and theories.

So many people criticise the internet, focus on the negatives, but the truth is that as long as you are sensible and careful, you can find a community of people who get you within a few clicks. You can find your people, your modern tribe. The internet does not take away the desire for human contact, but it changes is. The need to reach out is no longer just a physical act, it changes the focus to the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspect of our personalities.

The internet like so many other things is a great place if used correctly, so I will be asking friends for recommendations for my next binge watch while I wait for the next series of The Bold Type.

Book Reviews · Fact Vs Fiction

Wrath (Lavinia Urban’s Seven Deadly Sins Series Book 3) by Lavinia Urban (Goodreads Author), Ava Manello

*All proceeds will go to Lavinia’s family in her memory*

When club enforcer Wrath is asked for help, he is torn between doing what’s right and stirring up a past that still haunts him.

What follows is a journey that forces him to question and re-evaluate everything he thought he already knew.

Decisions have to be made.

Should he continue on the path he’s chosen or is there a chance of becoming the man his mother would have wanted him to be?

Life doesn’t always have a happy ever after, no matter how much you want it.
This is a heart-wrenching tale of heartbreak and loss.

Be warned, it will leave your emotions in tatters.

I first read this when it came out, it the time the pain of Lavinia’s loss was still raw and I was not sure if that played into my reading of the book. Rereading it I now can honestly say it is not just the personal connection in is Ava’s creative talents that will destroy you and have you sat sobbing into your hankie while totally unable to put the book down.

The main character is not likeable, his life choices mean you should not feel empathy for him but as the story unfolds you will find yourself wishing you could reach in to the pages and led the boy down a different path to the one he took. It challenges your conception on good and bad, what is right and what is legal. And while Wrath may represent the stereotypical MC lifestyle you also get to see a balance of the good some clubs choose to do.

I highly recommend this book and cannot give it anything less than 5 out of five stars.

You can get the book here

And you can find out more about the amazing Ava Manello here