A Parent's Nightmare- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


This week's challenge courtesy of Charli Mills Carrot Ranch: January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads! I decided to take …

#BookReview- Eventide by @MaeClair1 #Suspense


The darkness is coming . . . The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, behind her. She isn’t bothered by a burial plot on the property, or the mysterious, sealed cistern in the basement. Not …

Carried Wives


So many wonderful variations from the prompt ‘Carry your bride’ by Charli Mills and the Carrot Ranch

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Over the threshold, a mud puddle, or in a wife-carrying race, it’s a wonder to consider that wives are carried. But on a deeper dive, consider that partners carry each other in other ways, too — emotionally, in times of troubling circumstances, or with playfulness. What will the writers make of such ideas?

This week, writers explored the various reasons and situations wives could be carried.

The following is based on the January 9, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife.

PART I (10-minute read)

A Dream Home by Sally Cronin

As a girl she didn’t dream of fairy tale weddings or fancy white dresses. She was an orphan, in and out of foster homes, and all she wanted was a house of her own. They met at the local community centre; a carpenter, his hands worn and callused. He asked…

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The Sister Pact is live- #NewRelease #WomensFic


The Sister Pact is live! I'm thrilled to introduce my very first women's fiction about two sisters who lost their way. Two sisters lose sight of what's most important- family bonds. Holly Tremaine is living on borrowed time. A life-threatening illness ends her promising musical career and sends her home in the hope of making …

#RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene


Robbie Cheadle interviews the always-interesting Teagan Geneviene on her #blog today!

Robbie's inspiration

Teagan Riordain Geneviene

Teagan Geneviene has a fabulous and fun blog, Teagan’s Books, where she shares interesting posts including her innovative “three things” stories in a serial format. Teagan is visiting me today to share a bit about her latest non-fiction book, Speak Flapper – Slang of the 1920s, and the three other books in her “Three Things” stories about flapper, Pip, and her friends.

Over to Teagan

Hi Robbie. Thanks so much for letting me visit your blog.

Many of your stories are written in the “pantser” way, Teagan. Could you tell my readers about that?

I’d love to, Robbie. A Ghost in the Kitchen – Three Ingredients 2 originally appeared on my blog, Teagan’s Books. As with the first two serials, The Three Things Serial Story, and Murder at the Bijou ― Three Ingredients 1, it was a spontaneously written, “by the seat of your pants” ( or pantser) tale.

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Skiing Mishap #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


This was written for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge: January 9, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a carried wife. Why is she being carried? Who is carrying? Pick a genre if you’d like and craft a memorable character. Go where the prompt leads! You can join …

Something Old #SundayStills #Photography


Hugh Roberts from Hughsviewsandnews blog is hosting Sunday Stills today and the subject is old. Stop over and check out his pictures- so interesting! You can join in here: https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2020/01/12/have-you-found-the-secret-of-old-items-sundaystills/ Hugh asks the question; what does old mean to you? For me, it can be the giant cedars we have here on the island. Canada's largest …

#BookReview- A Conspiracy of Bones by @KathyReichs #Mystery


#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number. It’s sweltering …

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Speak Flapper #NewBook


Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene shares a brand new nonfiction release- Speak Flapper- Slang of the 1920s
Well worth the buy!

Teagan's Books

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Announcing my first non-fiction book! 

Well, not exactly. In my long career of writing and editing in the “Federal world,” I produced volumes and volumes of non-fiction.  However, I didn’t get the credit for that work.  So, I should say that this is my first independently published non-fiction book.

I hoped to release it close to the launch of the third of my Roaring Twenties novels about Pip and her friends, A Ghost in the Kitchen.  The launch for that, a trolley tour of haunted Savannah, was huge fun, and a great time was had by all. 

However, the actual book fell flat. So, I won’t be writing any new stories for Pip or Granny Phanny.  With that in mind, I almost didn’t make this new book available either… but then I thought, why not?  I’m not doing a full-on book launch, just…

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#BookReview- A Better Man by Louise Penny #Mystery


Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny. It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous …

#NewRelease – #Eventide by Mae Clair


Marcia Meara​ hosts mystery/suspense #author Mae Clair with her #NewRelease Eventide! I’m reading this one now and it’s spooky good!

The Write Stuff

So happy to welcome Mae Clair to The Write Stuff today with news of the release of her latest novel, Eventide. I’ve already got this one on my Kindle and after enjoying Books 1 and 2 so much, I can’t wait to read it. And just look at this fabulous cover! 

So without further ado, let’s get right to it. Take it away, Mae! 

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Hi, Marcia. Many thanks for having me as a guest today! I’m delighted to be here today promoting my upcoming release,Eventide,the final book in my Hode’s Hill series of novels. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Eventide is an archaic way of saying “evening” or “twilight.” All three books in the series play off this theme:
Cusp of Night
End of Day
Eventide

Each refers to that moment when daylight fades and twilight encroaches. I’ve always considered these “betwixt times,” never…

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#BookReview- Return to Christmas by Anne Stuart #HolidayRomance


Madison Simcoe has had enough. She’s a cold, lonely workaholic who’s been harassed one too many times by a fellow worker, it’s Christmas and the spirit is gone, and she feels like a stranger in her own life. A little retail therapy should cheer her up. Macy’s is huge, a giant store full of wonders, …

#BookReview- A Long Walk Home by @DLFinnAuthor #HolidayFiction


All alone on Christmas Eve, Kenzie was feeling the betrayal of her recent break-up. While the sky was heavy with the dark clouds of an impending storm, she walked home from work to clear her head. Lost in her memories, Kenzie was completely unaware she was being followed by a man with green-eyes. Was this …

They say not to judge a book by its cover but I'm gonna need you to do just that #voteforme https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/6543/


My book has been nominated for Cover of The Month! If you like the cover of my book, The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com! Click to Vote!

My 2019 #reading Journey #Goodreads


Jacquie 2019 TOTALS: I read 19,476 pages across 68 books SHORTEST BOOK: 32 pages The Scout: Dark Crossingsby D.L. Cross LONGEST BOOK: 480 pages Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins AVERAGE LENGTH: 286 pages MOST POPULAR: 123,082 people also read Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019: 4.5 HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS: The Scout: Dark Crossingsby D.L. Cross it was amazing! 5.00 average …