BOOK 5 COMPLETED!!!!

I’m excited and thrilled to tell you my wonderful readers I Did It, I Finally Did It, I Really Did It. Can I get a WOOT WOOT!! Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries Series is now completed. Although this 5 book series was written for fun and done just to see if I could do it, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to write this 5 book series.

After I first got started writing this 5 book series, I found myself setting small goals for myself and also large goals. For example, my small goals consisted of finishing a chapter and an example of a large goal is I would give myself a year to finish one book. Which was met for all books I might add. Also In my first year I wrote three books, In my second year I wrote one book and my third and final year my 5th book. Meeting all these goals met the world to me and really kept encouraging me.

Although writing this 5 book series was fun to write, it was hard work a lot of hard work. I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement and mentoring from my friend Amorette Anderson who is also is an author and great writer. She encouraged me the whole way.

So if you’re thinking of being a writer but don’t think you have the talent or don’t think you can do it, think again. That dream of writing isn’t there by accident. If you’re going to dream Dream Big and nurture that writing dream. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen and let me tell you because I know from experience, those little goals in writing a book you complete and make you feel so good you should celebrate those too.

still remember when I first started writing. It was way back when I was in college many, many years ago when my one professor took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. Hearing this woman speak was just mesmerizing and just incredible. I can still here her telling everyone to never give up. After that, I started writing poems and short stories and just a few years ago found out I could write books too. I also wrote a post on some things you need to do or try to do and you can find that by going to Coronations, A Surprise, Jailbreak & Capture: The Royal Murder Mysteries – Book 5 Update . I do hope you go to the above link.

Good Luck With Your Writing. By the way, if you’re a blogger then you’re a writer.

Clarity (A Print Book Review)

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Welcome

Hi and welcome my wonderful readers. I’m so glad you’re here whether it be night or day where you’re at. I went out of comfort zone and read this book called Clarity by Ethan Stein.

About The Author

ETHAN STEIN WAS BORN IN BUFFALO, NY, where he developed a love for writing at an early age. While the beginnings were rather gory and incomplete, it was the start of something important. In college, Ethan developed a far greater love and understanding of writing. It was there that he also began to develop the world of Marahspand, which was the foundation of his Divine Potentials Series.  His wife and two kids have been very supportive in his quest to further flesh out his fantasy world and are eager to discover all he has to offer.

Author’s Book Excerpt

High Priestess Daena Vulatanne has spent more than a decade preparing to lead the Holy Order of the Water Goddess Anahita. The safety of the isolated community of women has always been paramount, but the arrival of a strange messenger forces her to question if their exposure is worth risking her role as the future leader.

Asha’s presence in the village threatens the secrecy the women have fought to maintain. While he carries a message for Daena’s people, he also holds the key to a rogue Order member’s lifelong ambition: revenge for the destruction of her brethren. 

The purity and innocence Daena thought she knew soon gives way to evil and corruption. In a tumultuous time of deception, magic, and adventure, she must sacrifice something dear to her: her ideals, her devotion, or her life.

What I Thought About The Book & Rating Of Book

When I started out reading the book, I had no idea what to expect. However, I’m happy to say I found the book interesting, intriguing, suspenseful, a page turner and hated to put the book down. I wanted to see what happened next. I rate this book 4 1/2 stars.

My Book Recommendation & Caution 

I do recommend the book. However I do caution Parents, Grandparents and Legal Guardians of children younger than 18+ to read the book first before letting your child/children read the book.

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!

 

 

 

ABOUT (UPDATED)

“Hey…the bird feeder’s empty! What did you do, oversleep or something?”

Hello Everyone, my name is Crystal Stewart and I would like to welcome you to my site CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I also have two other blogging sites and they are: WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)TIGGER AND FRIENDS and TABBY CAT CLUB . My goal for this site is to meet new friends.

I’m also a country girl and just love it. I don’t live on a farm just way out in the country. By living out in the country, I have the opportunity to see all kinds of different animals. Some of the animals I’ve seen are: Bear, Squirrels, Raccoons, Wild Turkey, Fishers, Different kinds of Birds and many other animals too. I’ve seen some beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets too.

A PINK SUNRISE OR “LOVER’S SUNRISE”.

The rural town where I live is in Pennsylvania and is so small you are through it in a blink of an eye. It’s a fantastic experience living way out in the country because it’s so pretty and the animals you see are just incredible. Living out in the country is not just fun but it takes work too. I have lived way out in the country all my life.

I love Cats, Dogs and other animals too. I like listening to the Oldies, Country and Gospel Music. I also like read a lot and review paperback/print books and every now and then I cross-stitch too. I have an indoor Cat named Daisy Mae and she is a joy and a blessing. We have so much fun together.

I got my Cat Daisy Mae’s picture and story published in the Daily Kitten. I also have it published on my other site WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) . It is also on LinkedIn. Also, It’s been on Bloglovin’ and Tummy Rub Tuesday from Katzenworld. I hope you take the time to read it and like it enough to share it. I am blessed to have been asked to be a Guest Author(Contributor) for The Recipe Hunter.

Before I got Daisy Mae, I rescued a Grey Striped Tabby Cat from a very bad Kittyhood. I got her as a Senior Cat. Her name was Tigger and she passed away on 9-11-2015.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

My faith in the Lord has led me through the good times and the hard times. I have been blessed thankfully with more good times than hard times. 

Every now and then, I’ll reblog an article but my site will be mostly pictures but not strictly pictures. I will also have other stuff on my site but you’ll never find a swear word or anything political. 

So when will I post? Well with life situations, Covid19 Global pandemic, I’m finding I’m not able to post as often so I’ll just post when I can.

I do hope you all will take this blogging journey with me and Thank You to those who already have.

Thank You Very Much My Wonderful Readers.

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Coronations, A Surprise, Jailbreak & Capture: The Royal Murder Mysteries – Book 5 Update

OUR CAMP NEAR THE WOODS IN 2017.

Hi Everyone, hope all is going well with you. Me not to bad not that I can complain nor would it help to complain. Today I would like to update you on how my book is coming along.

As most of you know, I write poems, short stories and yes even books for fun. Lately, I’ve been working on Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries. Writing a book is harder work than you think. There are many steps that go into the writing process? So what are some of those steps. Some of those steps are:

1. Never assume anything.

2. Always and I mean Always make a draft so you know which way your story plot(s) are going.

3. Take notes.

4. Make story bubbles and/or boards.

5. If you plan on writing your book/poem/short story from your ideas in your head, be sure to make brief notes so you don’t forget.

6. Make short goals for yourself. For example, finishing a chapter is something to be thrilled about and finishing the whole is really something to be thrilled about.

7. Once draft is finished, be sure to edit the draft for spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes, formatting mistakes.

8. If you’re lucky enough to be able to submit your draft don’t be to upset if you’re rejected. Take the criticism and make it helpful and useful as to when you submit your draft the second time around and hope for the best. 

9. Make a deadline for yourself even if you have no time limit. Trust me, you might just surprise yourself how soon you get your book draft.

10. Finally, never quit. It’s the worst thing you can do.

Now for  my book update. Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is coming along slowly but that’s OK because I’m happy and thrilled to say, I just accomplished another goal. What was that goal you ask? That goal was that I just finished Chapter 4 at 8,218 words. Am I thrilled and happy at what I accomplished so far? You bet. My goal is to have my draft of book 5 finished by December 31, 2020. If I don’t make my goal fine and if I do well great even better. So when do you become an author? Is when you get published? On the contrary. You become an author when you complete your first book/article draft.

I wish all you unpublished and published authors all the best.

 

THANK YOU!!!! (A POEM)

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND TO THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE AS WELL AS FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Poem Written by: Crystal Stewart

Poem Written On: 6-29-2020

 

THANK YOU!!

Thank You Veterans, Active Military, First Responders and Families who all put their lives on the line to serve us and give us our freedom which isn’t free. You are our heroes and heroines and because a lot of the times we can’t thank you personally please know this, we can’t thank you enough for all you do.

THANK YOU!!!!

 

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A Special Friday Fill – Ins

Hi everyone, this past week has well been hectic. But Daisy Mae and I had some visitors from the Rainbow Bridge. 3 of them to be exact—2 Cats and a Dog. You see the cats that visited was my Angel Tigger — My last Cat and her new friend Angel Abacus June cousin of BellaDharma & LadyMeow’ss Purrfect Pad(more about that in a separate post). Also, my Sister’s Dog Angel Maxi. They all wanted to help with Friday Fill – Ins this week so instead of every answering questions separately, we decided to put all the animals together and I’ll answer my group of questions. We hope you like our answers to Friendly Fill – Ins.

Angel Tigger, Angel Abacus June & Angel Maxi’s Answers

1. June is a good month to get married and make new friends.

2. I love to play with my Mommies, Daddy, Cousins and Friends.

3. I’m not ashamed to admit that  we like to take nice long naps daily.

4. I’d rather not go to the vets but my furever keeps telling me it’s for my own good YEAH RIGHT!!

CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS

1. June is a good month to get engaged, married and for Roses not that I would know anything about that.

2. I love to play with my adorable, cute and smart Kitty Cat Daisy Mae.

3. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m single, Love Cats, I’m an animal lover and have a very high dislike of Snakes and yell at the computer, the TV and the people on TV.

4. I’d rather not talk politics. However, I sometimes may make an exception if I know the other person or people have the same view I do. ENOUGH SAID!!!!

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How to Tell Your Cat’s age in Human Years – Katzenworld

The following post is about how to tell your cat’s age in human years. I saw the post and the info-graphic on Katzenworld but there are other links in the post. 

Daisy Mae and I kindly ask all of you to check out the link below and the link(s) inside the post. The information is really interesting.

via How to Tell Your Cat’s age in Human Years – Katzenworld

 

 

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BOOK 4 OF THE ROYAL MURDER MYSTERIES COMPLETED & BOOK 5 STARTED UPDATE!!!!

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Hi Everyone, I’m so happy and excited to tell you that Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is complete and Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is started. Last year when I made my New Year’s Goals not Resolutions I said I wanted to to finish Book of The Royal Murder Mysteries by the end of December 2020 and possibly have an Epilogue at least started. I chose to put an Epilogue at the end of Book 4 and because the book was getting well way to wordy in length, so I decided to stop at 42,238 words.

When I started Book 5 of The Royal Murder Mysteries, well it was a surprise mostly because I had planned to stop when Book 4 was completed and that would complete My first Box Set. Instead and due to length of Book 4, I decided to write a 5th book. How long will it be? That I’m not sure yet but what I can tell you is that I have a lot ideas to put in Book 5. Some of you might be asking yourselves, what are these ideas? How will the book end? The ending will be a surprise as will the other ideas at least for now. I hope you understand why I want to do things like this.

So how far have I got on Book 5? I’ve managed to get to a word count of 3,119 or 1 1/2 chapters. Book 5 is and will be the last book in my 1st Box Set I ever written. The fact that writing Book 1-5 came about as a fluke through trying to write a poem for a friend as a surprise which never came about I might add. Writing these books surprisingly have given me a new perspective, been fun and yes even relaxing. I guess you could say writing for fun at least for me has been very enjoying. I LOVE IT!! I’M STILL DREAMING OF BEING PUBLISHED SOMEDAY IF NOT WITH BOOK 1-5 MAYBE SOMETHING ELSE. WHO KNOWS??🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷

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Mother’s Day 2020 Spent In Quarantine

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Poem Written By: Crystal Stewart

Poem Written On: 5- 7-2020

Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day 2020, a day

I’ll never forget. Mother’s

Day 2020 spent in quarantine

Who would of thought? Not I

That is for sure. How will

I spend Mother’s Day 2020?

I will spend Mother’s Day 2020

Telling my Mother how much I

Love her and How much I appreciate

What she does for me.

Also, I will try to help

Her in the Kitchen.

Mom I Love you a lot!!!!

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Thankful Thursday

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Hi everyone, it’s me Queen Daisy Mae. I get to the post today although Mom Crystal is helping me and putting her 2 cents in. I’m thrilled I finally get to do another post. Mom Crystal is under the weather with her Sinus cold and allergies. They really bother her and that makes her sneeze a lot and I mean a lot.

What are we thankful for? OH there is so much we are thankful for. I’m thankful for my brand new Flea And Tick Collar that protects me, I’m thankful for my furrever family, I’m thankful for my My Mommies and Daddy. Mom says to tell you she’s thankful for ME, Her Family, All the front line workers, All the veterans and Active military workers, Friends, and all the Mothers.

Mom Crystal’s niece who works at a hospital in Olean, New York is getting an antibody test done today to find out if she ever had the bad Corona Virus. 

That’s All Friends. Stay Safe And Healthy.

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BOOK 4 UPDATE: THE ROYAL MURDER MYSTERIES

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UPDATE:

I am very happy, pleased and very excited to let you all know that Book 4 of The Royal Murder Mysteries is almost complete. I just have the Epilogue to write and not only will Book 4 be complete the Box Set will be complete. 

HOW & WHY I WROTE 4 BOOKS:

Well to be honest, how I came to write 4 books was a fluke. I didn’t plan on doing this. It all started with me trying to write a poem for an author friend of mine as a surprise to her. Well to say the least, the poem never happened but a book started. I explained the situation to my author friend and she told me to continue writing and from there a friendship was born as well her being my writing mentor. So right before I wrote Book 1 I thought, I wonder if I really could write a book? So I challenged myself to finish 1 book. After writing 2 1/2 books I challenged myself to write a 4 Book Box Set. To date I am happy to say I have 3 books completely written and almost a 4th book completed. Once the 4th book is completed so will be my 4 book Box Set.

WHEN DID I GET THE WRITING BUG?:

I think I caught the writing bug after one of my college professors took the class to a meet and greet to hear Maya Angelou speak and then afterward we got to meet her. She was an incredible speaker and what I remember her saying is Never Give Up On Your Dreams!! After meeting her, I started writing poems and short stories on and off. Then in 2019 I wrote 3 books and in 2020 I wrote Book 4. Maya Angelou was a great woman and I took her advice… I haven’t given up on my dream of being a published author. Write now as it stands I’m an unpublished author.

THANK YOU!!:

Thank You to all the authors who encouraged and supported my dream of writing. Thank You to everyone else who have support my writing dream of being published someday. I appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement.

 

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Positivity

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During these uncertain days, we all must find positivity. We all have many ways we can keep positive. However, for others it may not be that easy staying positive. I was going through some of my important digital pictures last night and I came across this sign that my one niece has. I loved the saying and thought this is what we all need to do.

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE!!

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PET PARADE COLLAGE

Top from Left to right is: Daisy Mae playing pole with her Dad. Next up we have Tigger laying on bed with my stuffed animals, Daisy Mae laying on her throne and the blankets from the Humane Society and now we have a beautiful White Swan protecting her her family. Middle picture is of my niece Alyssa. She’s holding her Cat Rascal and beside her are her Dogs Rolex and Josie.  Bottom picture from Left to right is: Josie and Rolex laying on the couch, Max on his Penguin blanket, Josie laying on the couch and finally Rolex laying on her back on the couch.

 

 

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On The Front Lines Or Behind The Scenes?

Do you work on the front lines? AKA at a hospital or Veterinarian Hospital or do work behind the scenes AKA at home. Either way know this, the work you’re doing at home or at some type of hospital your efforts are very much appreciated.

My one niece who is a Radiologist at a hospital up in Olean, New York. She has been told the hospital where she is at might get other Corona Virus cases from other hospitals and Clinics.

I wish you all the best and Thank You Very Much to those on Front Lines trying to help us the best they can and know how.

 

 

 

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Lock Downed & Quarantined?? (A Poem)

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Poem Written By: Crystal Stewart

Poem Written on: 3-30-2020

Lock Downed & Quarantined??

Are you lock downed & quarantined?

Are you cooped up in your house?

Can’t go outside or go to work?

Wondering what to do?

Maybe You’ll work from home if

You’re able. Maybe you’ll be

Teaching School or maybe just

Maybe you’ll be at home in bed

Or in the hospital trying to get

Over the dreaded Corona Virus.

Either way, I hope you all you all

Will stay safe and Stay well.

 

 

 

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Eron Books 1 & 2: A Review

I won a contest by submitting a short story about my Cat Tigger. My prize was she was put in a scene in the book in chapter 7 of Choices. My name was even put in the acknowledgements of Choices: Book 2. Reading the scene in chapter 7 brought tears to my eyes but they were happy tears more or less.

COMPLEX: BOOK 1

Complex was an interesting, action packed unpredictable read. I loved this book and will read it again. I’m so glad I decided to get this book too. I highly recommend reading this book and the best thing is the book is written well clean. If I could rate this book more than 5 stars I would. It was that good.


CHOICES: BOOK 2 

Choices is the book that my Tigger is in.  I really enjoyed reading this book too. Like Book 1, it’s  easy to read, action packed and it’s clean reading. I highly recommend reading this Book and like Book 1 if I could rate it more than 5 stars I would. I liked the book that much.

The Eron Outsiders Series by Rose Fresquez is an interracial book series and makes for interesting reading. While reading this book series, I noticed that both of the books brings so many messages that we all need to learn. What are the messages? Not going to mention all of them but Forgiveness, Kindness, Friendship and so much more. I look forward to the next book in the series.

A book series I love is a book series I will read again and this book series I will read again.

You can buy the book series by Rose Fresquez at Amazon by going to Eron Book Series: Kindle Edition @ Amazon . The buy link for the paperback version  can be viewed by going to Eron Outsiders Series: Paperback Version @Amazon .

Rose Fresquez can be followed at the links below.

BOOKBUB PROFILE LINK 

ROSE FRESQUEZ BOOKS: AMAZON

ROSE FRESQUEZ GOODREADS PROFILE

THE SPECIAL MOMENTS BLOG

TWITTER HANDLE/LINK

 

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FOLLOW TIGGER AND FRIENDS BLOG

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Hi Everyone, my name is Tigger and I’m a Grey Striped Tabby Cat. I’m in the TCC(Tabby Cat Club). I’m one of their newest members so I had to get a blog on Blogger. Anyway, back to the favor I want to ask of everyone. Because I’m new to Blogger, I only have 1 or 2 followers. Please follow my blog TIGGER AND FRIENDS at TIGGER AND FRIENDS . It’s really easy to follow just click on the above link and at the top of the blog on the right-hand side you’ll see 2 words and they are SUBSCRIBE and SEARCH. Click on SUBSCRIBE and it will ask for your email address then click GET EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS then FEEDBURNER Box opens up. Be sure to check the capture and complete request. After this has been done, check your inbox for a confirmation email. Be sure to click CONFIRM.

One more thing before I forget, I TIGGER want to invite all you Tabby Cats that aren’t already TCC members to join the TABBY CAT CLUB. TELL THEM TIGGER AND CRYSTAL REFERRED YOU.

THANK YOU EVERYONE IN ADVANCE.

COME JOIN THE FUN AT THE TABBY CAT CLUB.

LINK IS BELOW.

TABBY CAT CLUB!!

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TABBY CATS WANTED!!!!

Hi everyone and Welcome, my name is Tigger and I’m here to tell you if you are Tabby Cat and would like to join this fabulous club, go to the following link: TABBY CAT CLUB . I’m in this contest if your serious about being the TCC (Tabby Cat Club) then please tell me and tell the person who runs that Tigger and Crystal referred you. We want to win this drawing. The TCC is a fun place to be. Also, the link takes you to the main page so go to the top of the page where it says How To Join The Club. Click on that and Follow the Directions. It’s really easy.

By the way, I Tigger have my own blog now. I started it last night on Blogspot.  My blog is called Tigger  And Friends and my site/blog address is: TIGGER AND FRIENDS . Cool Huh?  Use the CONTACT FORM TO TELL US AND REMEMBER TELL THE PERSON WHO RUNS IT. I THINK HER NAME IS STEPH OR STEPHANIE. MAKE SURE YOU TELL HER TIGGER AND CRYSTAL REFERRED YOU. MUCH APPRECIATED.

PLEASE HELP US WIN THIS DRAWING.

THANK YOU,

TIGGER AND CRYSTAL

I LOVE THE TABBY CAT CLUB!!!!

 

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YOU’RE JOINING THE

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THE HOUSE OF THE RED DUKE: A PHOENIX RISING – Book 1 By Vivienne Brereton

Welcome:

Welcome everyone to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you know, this site is just not about photos but more. I always enjoy it when my readers and new visitors visit my site. 

Today, I would like to tell you about a book I read and give you my review of the book, My Book Rating and Why, My thoughts and so much more.

About The Book(Goodreads):

Thomas Howard Charismatic head of one of the most powerful Houses in Tudor England. An indomitable old man approaching eighty: soldier, courtier, politician, a ‘phoenix rising’ from the ashes. After a calamitous period of disgrace, the Howards, renowned for their good looks and charm, are once more riding high at the court of Henry VIII.

Set against the backdrop of the extraordinary 1520 ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’, it is a tale of ambition, love, and intrigue with Thomas at the centre of this intricate tapestry

Will Thomas’s bold vow be fulfilled? Danger stalks the corridors of the royal courts of Europe. Uneasy lies the head beneath a crown. Every other ruler – a fickle bedfellow…or sworn enemy.

The action takes place in England, Scotland, and France. On either side of the Narrow Sea, four young lives are interwoven, partly unaware of each other, and certainly oblivious to what Dame Fortune has in store for them.

“Nicolas de La Barre laid his lute to one side, hardly bothering to stifle a yawn of boredom. Nevertheless, he couldn’t escape the fact he’d agreed to take on a new wife…”

Explosive family secrets are concealed behind the ancient walls of castles in three lands. But… “There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”

About the Author(Goodreads):

 Born near historic Winchester in the UK, I have been passionate about the Tudors for as long as I can remember. This led to a degree in Medieval History at university and the growing desire to write a novel. However, life took over somewhat  and only after stays, short and long, in six countries I called home did I finally settle down to finish my novel. 

Words have always played an important part in my life, whether it’s been writing, editing, teaching English, or just picking up a good book. In preparation for my Tudor series, I did an enormous amount of research. 

Having three sons came in very handy when I had to write about squabbles between Nicolas and Tristan in my novel. Not so handy when I took them to Hampton Court and one of them got lost in the maze! I also used the men in my life as guinea pigs for my Tudor Cookery attempts (recipes included) with varying degrees of protest.

Seeing ‘A Phoenix Rising’, the first book in the series ‘The House of the Red Duke’ in print for the first time was a moment of great joy for me. I hope anyone reading it will enjoy the end result as much as I enjoyed writing it.

My Book Rating:

📕📕📕📕📕 (5 books = 5 stars)

What I Thought Of The Book:

When I first started reading this book, it was like I read it before. The names were so familiar to me. So I looked in front of the book and read what it was all about then read the back of the book. It was well so weird and strange because I felt like I was reading about some of my ancestors in the book. I did find out it was set in the 16th century. Those of you who have just moaned or are thinking about it well… I had probably had similar thoughts. But I assure you, despite being set in the 16th century the book was written in English 99.9% of the time so you don’t have much 16th century talk to deal with. I loved the book and look forward to the next one. The title of Book 2 is: The House Of The Red Duke: The Lizard Lurking In The Grass. Best of all in the back of the book, there is a 16th century words and phrases from A – Z translated to the English words and phrases.

Recommendation:

I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed reading this book a lot I did not want to put the book down. I hope you buy, read it and review it. Look forward to see what you all think of this book.

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