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NanoWrimo 2020- Time To Begin…

It is half past seven, on Sunday morning the 1st of November and I am about to start my Nano campaign for this year, now to be honest every time start this something happens, but this year everything has happened already.

I have actually planned ahead, I have two projects I intend to get finished during Nano. one only needs a couple of thousand words, the other is a project I am really excited about though I have set myself really strict timelines.

I had picked the start of November for a mental reboot, I have bought myself a nice new productivity planner, bought some Slimfast to replace the toast dripping in best butter that I had been having since my back went. The first couple of weeks after my sciatic nerve went with a ping I lost weight, to be fair I was barely conscious and drugged up on morphine, then of course being unable to move tends to lend to self pity and also eating a lot of crap, especially when you have no appetite but have to eat to take the painkillers to get you moving again.

I know a lot of people wait for new year to make a fresh start but this is more getting back into habits that I have settled into on and off the last year, now is the time to pull it all together and get some books out.

I will update you on my progress twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, Wednesdays I will talk about the projects themselves and Sunday will be more about the numbers. Right I need to go, I have the family coming for Sunday Dinner before we go back into lockdown as I need some furniture moving, and I need to get some words down first!

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Author Interview with Paula Acton

Pop over to Karen’s blog to read an interview that I have up over there

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If you are a follower of my blog, you will have seen I read and reviewed every story in the Love Ever After anthology.

I chose a winner, which was my favourite, and little did I know it would be the first one in the book. First Contact by Paula Action. The story started off normally enough, and then unexpectedly takes a dark turn. It’s introduced as not being a bad turn of events but I knew that although a lot of people in the story were embracing it, I had a bad feeling this would not turn out well. I was right, and could see this as a Netflix series as I love finding this type of thing. Of course, I am not going to explain what ‘it’ is, because I want you to read it for yourself. That way you get the knee jerk reaction I did…

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And The Winner is……

I am so honoured and blown away by this

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For the last two weeks I’ve been reviewing all the stories in the Love Ever After Anthology.

I decided after I had read them that I would choose my favourite and present the author with this trophy, and offer them a feature on here to showcase themselves and their books and they also get to choose any one of my books as a gift from me.

It did prove difficult because I truly loved all the stories, they were such high quality. Eventually, I was able to narrow it down.

First Contact by Paula Acton
Them by T. S. Author
The Forbidden Fae by Stacey McWillians
Fighter by Danielle Young.

First Contact started out so normal, then took a turn. I watched many Netflix series on this theme and they’ve always been one of my favourites. Once I realised what was going on, my heart raced as fear set in…

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Love Ever After, Fighter by Danielle Young

This story is one that gets under your skin , and boy, does it make you feel uncomfortable, but it is a story of redemption and second chances that needs to be heard

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This story finishes the book off nicely, and wow, what a way to finish.

Description

Reunite with your soulmate on a ranch in Colorado; escape certain death with the love of your life in Yugoslavia; toast marshmallows by the light of the setting sun whilst you find the strength to carry on; or search for your lost love as the smell of fish and chips dances on the sea breeze. Something for everyone, each of these stories tells of love in all its form.A collection of short stories from authors you know and love.

Karen’s Magic Review

Alli and Chris are the two protagonists in Fight with Alli being the main character and told from her point of view. This was a highly emotive subject matter and it made it a strong setting.

The most interesting about this story was all the things it didn’t say…

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Love Ever After, My Blue Eyed Boy by Hazel Robinson

A lovely sweet story borne from tragedy, Sarah goes seeking closure instead she is confronted by her past

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I am reviewing all the stories in this anthology. He is the next one.

Sarah and Lucy go on a holiday, mainly to help Sarah face her past where she suffered a terrible tragedy. Lucy is a good friend and knows this will be hard for and does everything she can to make it a good holiday for all the right reasons.

The story captures the essence of all things good about the British seaside, as the girls enjoy everything it has to offer. Fish and chips by the sea is a joy a lot of us have enjoyed, so I could relate to that very easily.

Sarah meets the blue eyed boy from the title and doesn’t recognise him at first. When he arranges to meet her at the local lighthouse and she sees him sitting there waiting for her the memories come flooding back.

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Love Ever After, Stardust Eyes by H. A. Robinson

I loved this story, it is a tragic love story in many ways about the harsh realities of life but… well you’ll have to read it for yourselves

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Description

Reunite with your soulmate on a ranch in Colorado; escape certain death with the love of your life in Yugoslavia; toast marshmallows by the light of the setting sun whilst you find the strength to carry on; or search for your lost love as the smell of fish and chips dances on the sea breeze. Something for everyone, each of these stories tells of love in all its form.A collection of short stories from authors you know and love.

Karen’s Magic Review

Stardust Eyes is part of this anthology where I am reviewing ever story in the book. This one can only be described with one word – beautiful. Daisy is the main character and she meets Noah when she was eight and he, ten.

Daisy loved looking at the stars and had the world at her feet, with all the hopes and dreams of…

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Love Ever After, Crossing Serbia by Karen J. Mossman

Karen might not be able to review her own story but I can say it was amazing, there is a twist at the end that you will not see coming, in fact if you are like me you will actually think you know what is coming and be totally blindsided. This was one of my favourite stories in the anthology because it took us into uncomfortable places but kept you captivated so you couldn’t put it down.

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As I am reviewing all the stories in this anthology, I can’t review mine, so instead, I will tell you little bit about it, and where it came from.

The whole tale evolved from a dream I had way back in the nineties. I was being forced to cross a river and was terrified I was going to drown. A nice guy, no idea who at that time, helped me overcome it and coaxed me to take the first steps to join the others on the opposite bank. I’m not scared of water, in fact just the opposite, I love it. So it probably came from something I saw or read.

At the time Yugoslavia was being broken up into what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,Macedonia,Montenegro,Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic was a politician and instigated the break-up of the country. He was continually in the news back…

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Love Ever After, The Forbidden Fae by Stacy McWilliams

another fantastic story from the anthology

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Description
Reunite with your soulmate on a ranch in Colorado; escape certain death with the love of your life in Yugoslavia; toast marshmallows by the light of the setting sun whilst you find the strength to carry on; or search for your lost love as the smell of fish and chips dances on the sea breeze. Something for everyone, each of these stories tells of love in all its form.A collection of short stories from authors you know and love.


Karen’s Magic Review

The Forbidden Fae is the next story I’m reviewing in this anthology and the main characters are Harlow and Farrah. They are from different clans, therefore they have a forbidden love. It seems that once upon a time the clans were not at war and the story tells of the treachery and murder that drove them apart.

I don’t actually know what Fae…

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Love Ever After, Beyond the Rhubarb by Danielle Jacks

I loved this story and am hoping for a spin off or two

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I’m reviewing every story in the Love Ever After anthology and it seems the name Liam is popular. I used it in my story, and in. this story you will find a third Liam.

Description

Reunite with your soulmate on a ranch in Colorado; escape certain death with the love of your life in Yugoslavia; toast marshmallows by the light of the setting sun whilst you find the strength to carry on; or search for your lost love as the smell of fish and chips dances on the sea breeze. Something for everyone, each of these stories tells of love in all its form.A collection of short stories from authors you know and love.

Karen’s Magic Review

Liam only appears briefly in this story and the main characters are Oliver and Rebecca. The story is centred around the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival, which is…

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