WordCrafter “Will Write For Wine” & “Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard” Book Blog Tour: Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners.
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Will Write for Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard

We had a fabulous eight day tour for Will Write for Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard last week. Along with an author interview, several beaming reviews and a guest post on the inspiration of each story, the author Sara W. McBride offered a giveaway for this wonderful tour. We had a little hitch because we couldn’t get the Rafflecopter to work right, and some people weren’t able to enter that way, so Sara entered everyone who commented in a random drawing, and I’m pleased to announce three winners for this giveaway, and Sara will be sending them digital copies of both of her delightful books.

And the winners are…

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D.L. Finn

Abbey Johnson Taylor

Debra Guyette

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Wrapping up the WordCrafter “Will Write For Wine” & “Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard” Book Blog Tour

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Will Write for Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard Book Blog Tour

This is the last stop on the WordCrafter Will Write For Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard Book Blog Tour with a guest post by author Sara W. McBride about the inspiration behind the Will Write For Wine, and my review of her debut novel. I want to thank you all for joining us, and if you missed any of the stops along the way, you can catch them at the links below.

Writing to be Read – Opening day post: Guest post by Sara W. McBride – The Inspiration for “The Devil’s Bridge”, and review of Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard

The Showers of Blessings – Guest post by Sara W. McBride – The inspiration for “Stealing Georgione’s Mistress”

Carla Loves to Read– Guest post by Sara…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Writing by Jane Risdon

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I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.

Today author Jane Risdon reflects on the message she might have offered to her younger self to reassure her that one day, she would be a writer..

I Wish I’d known Then What I Know Now. – Jane Risdon

Writing is something I’ve wanted to do ever since I first read Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stephenson, and similar authors, but I never imagined I’d actually achieve my goal. I dreamed about it and authored stories which I never shared.

I recall mentioning I…

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Independence Day

Jewniquely Myself

July 4

With only 10 days to go before returning home to Oregon, the idea of independence looms large for me. I came to The Seeing Eye with the aim of creating a new team for walking to and from the synagogue, around my neighborhood etc. Already I feel the bond of love and trust between my new canine partner and me. Already I feel the possibilities for continued progress in all things.

My new guide is a 2 year old golden retriever named Aries. She is playful and lively, yet patient and sweet. We have worked our way around cafe tables and sidewalk planters, across lighted and unlighted intersections, through the park and all about the building. We have practiced new modes of learning to find elevators, discovered the importance of daily behavior drills and had a lot of fun bouncing and retrieving her oddly shaped ball and tugging…

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – First in Series – #Paranormal #Romance – This Second Chance (Angel & Evildwels Series Book 1) by D.L. Finn, #Portugal Louise Ross

Thanks to this wonderful review I’ve just bought this book.
Cannot wait to begin reading it.

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Over the course of the next three months I will be sharing the authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf with the books that I have reviewed and can personally recommend.

In this first part of the summer fair, I am sharing books that are the first in a series in both adult and children’s books along with one of their five star reviews. I hope that this will encourage you to enjoy the series in full. I will feature every author on the shelves by the end of the summer. I hope you will enjoy.

The first book today is the paranormal romance – This Second Chance (Angel & Evildwels Series Book 1) by D.L. Finn  – the first in a series of novels and short stories.

About the book

Newly married Rachael Battaglia finally had it all. The only detail that stained Rachael’s perfect wedding was a…

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Somersault to the Gateway!

ACB Voices

by Cachet Wells

Now taking flight well into the sunny months, we’ve dashed right through June. With the striking of the gavel, the virtual-only part of the convention has us excited for all of what is yet to come.

Preparations for onboarding by plane, train, or bus to the “Gateway of West” are in motion. No worries. There are plenty of warm days ahead of us to enjoy all that has been scheduled for us at convention. So, mark those final checks on the calendar, pack your bags and book your tickets, because we’re on the final stretch of our journey to Omaha.

With the closing of registration and those final touches on all that has been planned, we are just about ready for the 2022 ACB Conference and Convention “Here, There and Everywhere.” See you soon, whether in person or on Zoom!

Convention Highlights

  • The Standing Rules for the…

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Smorgasbord Posts from My Archives -#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland 1920s – The Colour of Life – My Grandfather’s Story 1930 by Geoff Cronin

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My husband’s father Geoff Cronin was a raconteur with a encyclopedic memory spanning his 93 years. He sadly died in 2017 but not before he had been persuaded to commit these memories of his childhood and young adulthood in Waterford in the 1920s to the 1940s.

The books are now out of print, but I know he would love to know that his stories are still being enjoyed, and so I am repeating the original series of his books. I hope those who have already read will enjoy the stories again and that new readers will discover the wonderful colour of life in Ireland nearly 100 years ago.

Grandfather’s Story 1930 by Geoff Cronin

Geoffrey Spencer

Geoffrey Spencer, my maternal grandfather, born of a farming family in County Waterford about 1830, was not the eldest son of that family, and as such, he could not expect to inherit the family…

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WordCrafter “Will Write For Wine” & “Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard” Book Blog Tour Day 4

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Will Write for Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard Book Blog Tour

Stories I Stole from Lord Byron’s Bastard is a collection inspired by Venetian history. The fictional character, Alexis Lynn, wrote these stories in the novel Will Write for Wine by Sara W. McBride, but they are fun stand-alone adventures to be enjoyed with an excellent glass of Italian wine.

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Today’s tour stop comes with a fun interview with author Sara W. McBride in addition to her guest post. So kick back a while and enjoy the tidbits offered here as you learn more about Sara and her wonderful books.

Introduction

Sara W. McBride, like many modern-day biological researchers, invents new swear words to sling at million-dollar machines while locked in a dark hole of a decaying academic hall. This has caused her to witness ghosts and create a romantic fantasy life within her head…

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Welcome to the WordCrafter “Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard” Book Blog Tour #BookReview #Guestpost #Giveaway

Carla Loves To Read

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Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour forWill Write for Wine & Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard. I want to welcome Sara W. McBride who is sharing her inspiration for the story Masked Kiss, in Stories I Stole From Lord Byron’s Bastard.

Stories I Stole from Lord Byron’sBastard is a collection inspired by Venetian history. The fictional character, Alexis Lynn, wrote these stories in the novelWill Write for Wineby Sara W. McBride, but they are fun stand-alone adventures to be enjoyed with an excellent glass of Italian wine.


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Smorgasbord Health Column 2022 – The Obesity epidemic – Part One – Finding a point to intervene in the life cycle by Sally Cronin

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The Obesity Epidemic – Finding the point in the life cycle to intervene.

Recently news reports in the UK have shared the concern that number of men, women and children who are obese will overtake those of a healthier weight. Daily Mail – Obese people set to outnumber those of a healthy weight by 2030

When I weighed 330lbs and was classified as morbidly obese in 1995, it was unusual for me to be in the same room as someone else of the same weight. In fact looking back at photographs, I stood out like a sore thumb.  Now when you look at a class photograph or a crowd of people across the age groups there has clearly been a shift.

I am not into fat shaming. I lived not only with the weight but the health issues that accompanied this burden on the body. Beginning Thursday this week I…

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