#FreebieFriday #BeachRead Edition


Summer Reading I don't know about you, but I find it extremely hard to concentrate on my writing in the summer. I'd much sooner be outside, in the garden, or lounging under the cherry tree reading all the amazing books on my TBR pile (which is ready to run away and hide, it's so tall! …

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Brother Love (A Crossroad) by Teagan Riordain Geneviene.


Sally Cronin highlights one of my favorite writer’s new novella, Brother Love; A Crossroad by Teagan Geneviene.

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Delighted to share the news of a new release Brother Love (A Crossroad) by Teagan Riordain Geneviene. If you have been following the serial on her website, you can now enjoy in this novella bringing all the episodes together.

About Brother Love

“Brother Love – a Crossroad” is a mysterious “Twilight Zone-ish” short novella. It was inspired by the combination of Neil Diamond’s song and the blues legends of Robert Johnson and the Devil at the Crossroads. As in the real world, things in this tale are not what they seem. The setting is rural Mississippi in the 1950s. A group of outcasts are in a small southern town. They don’t realize they are looking for something. Will they find it?

Head over and buy the book:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V25SXFR

And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V25SXFR

Also by TeaganRiordain Geneviene

A recent review for the Atonement Tennessee

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An author’s journey…


A poem on writing from the amazing Sue Vincent!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Image: Pixabay

I’ve decided on world domination,
It’s a logical move, don’t you think?
For it has to be better than housework
Or slaving away at the sink.

‘Cause I’ve had it with laundry and cleaning,
After decades of doing the stuff,
And I’ve come to a point in the journey
Where I feel I should say, ‘That’s enough.’

I have much better use for my efforts,
I have daydreams I want to come true,
And there’s no way that’s going to happen
If I just sit and mope and feel blue.

So I sharpened my pen and my diction,
(And then chewed on its end for a while),
I should probably start writing fiction
Or perhaps ancient tales of the Nile?

Which is all very well but be honest,
There are thousands of stories out there…
So it’s back to the drawing board thinking…
‘Cause I must have…

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Baby Boomers Downsize w/Tiny Homes #FreebieFriday Christmas in July #Romance


Downsizing First posted 2015  Many of the so- called baby boomer era are facing empty nesters' syndrome. That is to say, their once boisterous, happy homes are now quiet wastelands of space. According to CIGNA HealthCare, family life cycles have five stages: Independence from your parentsSettling down with a partnerBecoming a parent to your own …

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Laura M. Baird, Rachele Baker DVM, and Jacquie Biggar.


Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord blog shares a fantastic review from Skating on Thin Ice!

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Welcome to the first of the author updates for the week where I share recent reviews for books on the shelves of the cafe and bookstore.

The first author with a recent review is Laura M. Bairdfor her March 2019 release Sights on Her (Shifter Clans Book Two)

About the book

Hawk shifter, Brennon Underhill is on a mission to shut down rogue labs and take down those responsible for experimenting with humans and shifters. A startling connection ignites within him after one look at Mikki, the only survivor of horrific deeds, and he knows he’ll do anything to save her and make her his.

One moment Mikki Babineaux is celebrating with friends, the next she realizes she’s been kidnapped and put through torture. Her savior comes in the hulking form of a gorgeous stranger named Brennon who sparks decadent desires. But learning he’s a shifter, and she may…

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The Other Brother by Hazel Kelly #amreading #Romance @InkSlingerPR


Today we have the release blitz for THE OTHER BROTHER! We’re so excited to share this gorgeous new romance—check it out and be sure to grab your copy today! Title: The Other Brother Author: Hazel Kelly Genre: Contemporary Romance About The Other Brother: College dropout Piper has been down on her luck for years, and …

Author of the Week


Patty at Campbellsworld shares an in-depth interview with a gem in the #bloggingcommunity Sally Cronin!

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Hello everyone.

A week or so ago, I reached out to a few fellow blogger authors I follow and asked if they’d participate in my new guest author posts column, and I’m happy to say that I’ve gotten some great responses. It gives me great pleasure to share with you the following guest post from author Sally Cronin.

Sally CroninThank you so much, Patty, for inviting me over to talk about myself and my life. And thank you for such interesting prompts to get me thinking…..

Perhaps I can set the scene by briefly telling you how I got to this point in my life. My father was in the Royal Navy and we travelled around the world until I was fourteen years old before we settled back in the south of England. There have been a few hiccups in my personal life but in 1980 I met and married…

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2 Romance Novels I LOVED


A wonderful review for Maggie’s Revenge by Jacqui Murray- thank you so much!

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Here are two great romance novels I loved:

  1. Maggie’s Revenge — a dedicated FBI agent will stop at nothing to rescue victims of sex trafficking
  2. April in Galway — April’s perfect; Billy isn’t but that doesn’t stop him from approaching her

That I loved a romance novel means a lot because I don’t usually pick up this genre.

A note about my reviews: I only post reviews about books I liked so don’t be surprised to see lots of 4/5 and 5/5. If I don’t like the book, I won’t spend time writing about it.

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