Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name – Ifan and the Black Sheep by Sally Cronin


A sweet story on the celebration of life by Sally Cronin on the Smorgasbord blog

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In the second of the stories from What’s in a Name this weekend we meet Ifan…who learns some valuable life lessons from his grandmother.

Ifan and the Black Sheep

Ifan Williams sat in the small velvet chair that usually held his gran’s dressing gown and woollen shawl. The green velveteen gown was now draped over the end of the bed; adding some extra warmth to her feet as she lay sleeping deeply on this winter’s afternoon.

The big double bed was one of the few pieces of furniture in the cottage overlooking the estuary, when David Lloyd had carried his young bride, Megan, over the threshold in 1920.

Over the next few years, other pieces, usually made by local craftsmen, had been carefully brought in through the wide front door at the end of the stone path that led from the main road. None of those hand crafted pieces had…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, BALANCE #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense​ share lines with the theme-BALANCE

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, BALANCE

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


The dumpster wheels creaked in protest and moved just enough that Castillo lost his balance and slumped down into a sitting position.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“You could do both.” Not easy, but many of my former colleagues with children were able to balance family life with career advancement.

Joanne Guidoccio


Climbing down from the tree was extremely difficult, and when she reached the ground she leaned heavily against the trunk, until she got her bearings and balance.

Kathryn Jane


A day vegging out on the beach getting to know Kyra is what they both needed. He needed balance back in his life. His equilibrium had been off since the breakup.

Marian Lanouette


When she stepped through the door, two small dogs charged, and…

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Esmeralda’s Happy Time Cabin for Lost Hikers by @SuzanneJenkins3 #Romance #Suspense #Read


Title: Esmeralda's Happy Time Cabin For Lost Hikers  Author: Suzanne Jenkins  Genre: Romance, Suspense      Add to your TBR - Goodreads          Kelly and Jeff Fairchild live a charmed life in their renovated Victorian mansion in the Jersey suburbs. Wall Street traders with a golden touch, they plan their vacations with …

The one woman he wants… Hunting Danger by Katie Reus #Suspense #RomanceNovels @InkSlingerPR


Today we have the blog tour for Hunting Danger by Katie Reus! Check out this new romantic suspense and grab your copy today!     Title: Hunting Danger Author: Katie Reus Genre: Romantic Suspense About Hunting Danger: The one woman he wants…   When a childhood friend needs help, Nova doesn’t hesitate. They endured the …

Maggie’s Revenge by Jacquie Biggar #Suspense #Read #mgtab


Undercover DEA Agent, Magdalena Holt, has experienced the seedy underbelly of human trafficking. Sent to capture a drug king she finds more than she bargained for and is held captive for months before she escapes. Now, Maggie is after one thing, revenge.

Lost in Bliss by Lexi Blake #NewRelease #Romance @InkSlingerPR @AuthorLexiBlake


    Laura Niles walked out the door and never looked back. As she left Washington, DC, her career was in ruins and her love life decimated. Her desperate flight eventually led her to Bliss, Colorado, where she managed to find a new home and a little peace. That will have to be enough because …

Before, During, and After Publishing: A Marketing Checklist


Staci Troilo shares a comprehensive marketing list for publishing on The Story Empire. Stop by for a visit, they’d love to hear from you 🙂

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Shout from your soapbox.Ciao, amici!
If you’re like most writers, the actual writing process is fun(ish) for you. The launch, on the other hand, is probably a soul-sucking, frenetic nightmare. There’s nothing worse than feeling like the people in the graphic, standing on your soapbox announcing to everyone in earshot that you have a new book for sale.

Yeah, that’s a horrible feeling, especially when no one cares.

I’ve been releasing a lot of titles lately, one under the Staci Troilo brand and a few as Keira Beck. So when I tell you I’ve been in launch-mode for months, that’s no lie. While it’s foremost on my mind, I figured I’d share my checklist for before, during, and after the nerve-wracking publication process. Much of what I’m going to share won’t cost you anything but time. But remember, time and money (when you’re talking promo) tend to have an inverse relationship. The more…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, ATTORNEY #RSsos #RomSuspense


The Sisterhood of Suspense share lines with the theme, ATTORNEY. Stop by for a visit, we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, ATTORNEY

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


For years she and Adam had worked on the Phoenix File together, ever since an incredibly brave young woman escaped the tyranny of a failed marriage to a US attorney with an eye on the governor’s chair.

Jacquie Biggar


The doctor was a pompous ass, the lawyer was a fast talking bullshitter, and the financier was about as exciting as yesterday’s mashed potatoes.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair

“Bitsy, can you tell me the name of the woman . . . the bride of Belle Bride? The daughter of this attorney . . . the one he built the house for?”

Claire Gem


I breathed many sighs of relief when her attorney recommended she move back to British Columbia.

Joanne Guidoccio


Oddly enough, Kate felt…

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Under the Sea, a Virtual Art Gallery Showcasing the work of Rob Goldstein


The wonderful Teagan Geneviene brings us on an undersea voyage to an art gallery like no other.
If you haven’t seen Rob Goldstein and his work you’ve missed something truly special- until now!
Let Teagan know and she’ll be sure to stop by and pick you up for this voyage of a lifetime in Cornelius Drebbel’s submarine 🙂

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Opening AnnouncementWelcome to my art gallery.  Today the venue is the #steampunk submarine of Cornelis Drebbel, who graciously allowed us into his domain. 

I’m excited to present the artwork of Rob Goldstein, who illustrated Hullaba Lulu.  Please join me for a stroll through the submarine to view his images.

Yes, that’s the first piece of Rob’s art on display ― Sea World.  Isn’t it calming?

Sea WorldSea World

First, we need to go to San Francisco to pick up Rob, the guest of honor.  Cornelis, it feels like we are already under weigh.  I’m surprised you put your book down without a fight.  What was all that clicking about?  What do you mean click you?

Cornelis:  No, click me, not click you. Click Me Happy.”  It’s exciting for me to be able to choose the book’s ending, Teagan.  But I simply couldn’t pick one.  So, I…

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Kellan Maguire’s on the run in Got it Bad by @Christi_Barth #Romance #NewRelease @InkSlingerPR


Today we have the release day blitz of GOT IT BAD! Check out the sexy new release and be sure to grab your copy today!     Title: GOT IT BAD Author: Christi Barth Genre: Contemporary Romance About GOT IT BAD: Kellan Maguire's on the run from the mob, living a secret life. The only …