Smorgasbord Podcast – Poetry and Flash Fiction – A celebration of Autumn – by Sally Cronin


The amazing Sally Cronin is highlighted on Showboat TV!

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I recently recorded a piece of flash fiction and a poem that was aired on Saturday 25th September by Showboat TV.. I recorded on Anchor and the two pieces are also on

But they are short so if you would like to hear them…here they are.

And here is the Double Etheree…

I hope you have enjoyed and as always would love to receive your feedback

You can find all my books and buy links:Sally’s Books and Reviews 2021

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#BookReview- The Good and the Not So Good #Romance #Reading


Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This week I read a book I had a hard time setting aside, and one I had a hard time picking up. There's nothing better than a book that can make you forget where you are. Karen Robards has that talent. Her stories are fast-paced, action-adventure over-the-top suspense with a …

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#Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest


Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest- my favorite time of the year! This week's Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is Signs of Autumn. You can see her wonderful photos and join in here. The photo above is one of our maple trees. The leaves are picking up a leathery, worn look. I …

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #PsychologicalThriller Emiliya Ahmadova, #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Family Lisette Brodey


Sally Cronin shares a wonderful review written by Sandra Cox for Secrets, Lies & Alibis, along with reviews for Emiliya Ahmadova and LIsette Brodey.
Thank you, Sally!

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author today is Emiliya Ahmadova with a review for Caribbean Tears – a psychological thriller.

About the book

Sheila is kidnapped and shipped to Venezuela, where she is sold to a brothel owned by a woman by the name of Bernadette. There her nightmare begins, as she is forced into prostitution. She is tormented nightly by the brutal Victor, who is Bernadette’s lover and the brothel’s supervisor. Despite her daily tortures, Sheila keeps hoping for escape. She befriends the other women at the brothel, including a teenage girl, who benefit from her positive outlook.

Will Sheila be able to escape her nightmare and get her life back?

​Back in Trinidad, a badly burned body of another woman is mistaken for Sheila. Believing she is dead, her husband eventually begins a…

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#BookReview- Heartwarming #Reads for Autumn @mkayandrews @Sandra_Cox @KatieMettner


Thanksgiving is just around the corner in Canada, October 11th, and for the first time in four years my daughter and grandson will be home! This turned my mind to recently read heartwarming stories I'd love to share with you, so let's get started. I'm adding a short description below, click the covers to learn …

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#NewRelease- Serve ‘N’ Protect by @TeeOFallon #RomSuspense


SERVE ‘N’ PROTECT by Tee O’Fallon is out now! Check it out and grab your copy today! Title: Serve ‘N’ Protect Author: Tee O’Fallon Genre: Romantic Suspense About Serve ‘N’ Protect: Ambushed and left for dead, U.S. Secret Service K-9 Officer Markus York is on the mend and laying low in a safe house while …

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Wonderful #Reviews by @DLFynnAuthor for #books from the #WoundedHearts series @jacqbiggar and @Marjorie_Mallon


I was thrilled to come across these amazing reviews for The Rebel's Redemption and Twilight's Encore on D. L. Finn's wonderful blog. There's also one for new release, Bloodstone by M. J. Mallon that I can't wait to read! Bloodstone (The Curse of Time, #1) by M.J. Mallon “Bloodstone” is a paranormal YA story that centers …

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#NewRelease- Romance by The Book by Sarah Ready #RomCom


Welcome to Romeo, NY where it's not a matter of if you find your soul mate, only when. Romance by the Book, an all new hilarious and romantic standalone from author Sarah Ready is available now! Book-loving librarian Jessie has loved Gavin Williams for practically her whole life. So when a psychic predicts that Gavin …

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#BookReview- Two fantastic #mystery #Reads from Stephanie Meyer and @JamesCudney4


Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I've been working on my holiday romance but it's slow going, so I've picked up on my reading in an effort to find some inspiration. This week I have two very different mystery novels to share. One is about finding a new family, and the other is saving the …

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#BookBlast- My Journey to a @bookBub with Twilight’s Encore #RomSuspense #Reading


Twilight's Encore, book 3 in the Wounded Hearts series, is on #sale until September 12th! Every month I submit one of my books to BookBub in the hopes of scoring one of their career-changing Feature ads, and usually I get a 'sorry, we only accept a small number of stories turned in'. I can understand …

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#BookReview- The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny #Mystery #Reading


Description via Amazon.com The fifth novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a …

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Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #TankaProse – Bear Witness by Sally Cronin


A thought-provoking poem by Sally Cronin. Freedom is a privilege many never see.

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This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form which is Tanka Prose…

Here is my Tanka Prose –

Bear Witness

Images seared on the mind. Men, women and children fleeing a future they have experienced before. Faith lost in those who swore to protect. Fear that borders crossed only hold more danger. Spectators from afar can only look on powerlessly, grateful for the safety and peace they often take for granted.

Do not look away
bear witness to tragedy
give deepest respect
to those who flee tyranny
do not become complacent

©Sally Cronin 2021

There is still time to participate in this week’s challenge: Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 241 it is to create in a specific form

My latest book is a collection of poetry and was published in July 2021 and here is a recent review.

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August #BookReviews @maeClair1 @jacqbiggar @WillieNelson @LisaWellsauthor @teagangeneviene @sashawrites


I stumbled across a lovely review for Secrets, Lies & Alibis on Jan K Sikes​’s always interesting #blog- check it out!

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What a great month of reading I had! I am super excited to share my thoughts on the books I devoured!

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I am a huge fan of Mae Clair’s writing and thought I had read everything she’d written until I ran across this book. And I’m glad I did!

Caithelden Breckwood is a tortured soul, carrying the weight of guilt for the death of his best friend. But they were only kids and all because of his family wealth and family name. Now he’s an adult with a set of steel bars around his heart and a new last name leaving behind all association to the Breckwood family. The only one he lets in is his young son, Derrick. He’s fiercely protective, determined that what happened to him will not ever happen to his son.

However, when he is hired as a Private Investigator to get to the…

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