Friday, 11 November 2016

Another 5 Star review

...this time again - on

S.A. Smith keeps it short but she says everything.

Or if you don't believe this snapshot from my mobile - you can go straight here

scroll down to the reviews and you will find it there.

Although the Kindle Countdown is finished you can still read it for FREE if you're a member of Kindle Unlimited.
And if you're going to read it - will you, please leave a review. It doesn't need to be long, but it can be of great help. 
Thank you.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Someday I'll see you again...

I'm sad today. Truly sad. I... I've never imagined something like that can happen and so suddenly. I'm still in shock.

I've lost a friend. A friend I had met on Facebook. Haven's knows as I don't remember when we first started to talk, but somehow we clicked and through the weeks, months and years our friendship grew. We shared the same passion - writing. 
He always had time for a chat or serious conversation. It didn't matter to him. We laughed together and we were there for each other when the going was tough...
Finally this summer, when we were in London, we met. We spent an amazing afternoon together. Thank you, Les, for your warm welcome, it was truly fantastic to meet you in person.

I thought in a few days I would be able to write you a happy blog post about our meeting in person instead of that... this horrible news waited for me when I came home. I couldn't believe it. I am still having hard time believing it.

Rest in peace, Les. No matter where you are - I am certain...

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Holiday 2016 ~ Bangor & Anglesey ~ Part One

It's been a while since I wrote about our summer holidays. October was a bit hectic for me (personally) so I'm not ashamed to say that I'm glad it's over. 

In my mind I know that the next 6 weeks will be tough on me too - the weeks between Samhain and the Yule are always the toughest weeks of the year for me... but that's a completely different story.

Let's go back to Wales - to be honest - I'd love to go back in person right now, but some memories might do just as well...

To help you recollect where have we been last - hop quickly to my last Holiday 2016 blog post ~ here it is: Holiday 2016 ~ Aberystwyth.

We travelled the next day from Aberystwyth further north. Our final destination for the day - Bangor.

We stopped a few times along the road and the most interesting moment we had was crossing the Penmaenpool Bridge. The weather was a bit murky, but that didn’t change our mood. After all we were on our holidays.

As the Penmaenpool Bridge is the toll bridge, we stopped at the toll house. There he was, an elderly gentleman who was collecting the toll. While I was paying he looked at all of us and very kindly asked if he could ask a question. The thing was – he was wondering where were we from. As there was nothing to hide, we told him. 
Afterwards he told us he saw pretty much almost every European registration plates, but ours were unfamiliar to him. We had talked for a quite some time, until there were a few more cars behind us and we had to say farewell to him. I was a bit sad as he told us a few things about Penmaenpool and the bridge and I’m quite sure we could have learned more if we wouldn’t cause a queue at the bridge.

Continuing our journey we stopped at Caernafon castle and made a tour at its premises. The rain stopped when we got there so we had a nice walk around. Another impressive building I had a hard time to leave behind.

Afterwards we were heading straight to Bangor.

When we came to the town we went straight for the hotel. When we found it, we were all astounded - the hotel was situated at the verge of the coast line, with the views of Bangor Pier and the sea. 
It was perfect - outside. I took my bag and went to check us in and realised that... OH was going to kill me.

There were stairs everywhere. Narrow and steep stairs. From the parking to the hotel and reception. From the reception to the next building of the hotel, where our room was... yes, you're right if you are thinking - on the second floor. Stairs again.

You see, my OH had a motorcycle accident years ago - before we met and it looks like he never healed properly. He has troubles walking up and down the stairs and when it comes to the steep ones, it's even harder - not to mention - we needed to drag two large suitcases up these stairs as we were staying for two days...

It was late in the afternoon and after my long and meaningful persuasion, we finally left the room and went exploring the town centre.

Finally lady luck sprinkled some magic star dust on us. As you probably remember - my son does not eat everything - it has nothing to do with him being spoiled, it has everything to do with his Autism. And the one thing he doesn't eat is - brace yourself - potato. Of any kind. And I mean really - ANY KIND! His favourite meals contains, rice, meat and pasta...


...we found perfect restaurant for our supper.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Review in InD'tale Magazine

A few months ago I put my novel All That the Heart Desires 

(currently on #KindeCountdown deal at price 0.99$/0.99£ or FREE on Kindle Unlimited) 

under submission for a review to InD'Tale magazine.  

I knew there would be some time to wait and I was somewhat patient. Wondering what a total stranger might say about my novel.

Finally, a few days ago, the November issue of InD'Tale Magazine finally landed in my inbox. Imagine my surprise to find a review in it. 

It is a solid 4 Star review and to be honest, I am thrilled with it. 
Go on and read it.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Today is the day

I know I told you this a few times past few days, but here is it - one more time:

 Kindle Countdown
From 1st November till 8th November
Get clicking!

And if you're a member of Kindle Unlimited 
Already FREE to read!

If, somehow you're still undecided, here are some bits of reviews from and

"...Compelling, intriguing and clearly well-researched, All That the Heart Desires is a book I would recommend. I loved it."  by Amazon Customer - 5 star review

"...However, on a whole the book was well written and the story was believable and I could totally relate to the characters. A very enjoyable read which at times had me on the edge of my seat." by Another Amazon Customer - 4 star review  

"...Bought tears to my eyes.
There was nothing I disliked about this book.
This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book.
Definitely worth more than 5*."
by Sue Wallace - 5 star review

"...There are thrills and spills along the way with some beautifully descriptive passages that lift this story well about the usual "Chick Lit"..." by Tinkertoo - 5 star review

Still not sure - check for yourself: 

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