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Autores Invitados

Autora Invitada: María Acosta. Damas, Wattpad y Cazadores.

Hola a todos:

Como acostumbro los viernes hoy os traigo no solo novedad literaria sino una escritora a la que he conocido hace poco y que no nos había visitado antes. María ha accedido amablemente a contarnos un poco sobre ella y también a compartir enlaces e información sobre sus libros, que ella no solo publica en Amazon sino que también ofrece a los lectores en Wattpad. Y ya no os doy más la lata sino que os dejo en manos de María.

Biografía:

María Acosta nació hace casi treinta años en Andalucía, España. Diplomada en Trabajo Social, lleva escribiendo desde los once años y ha escrito varias historias que se encuentran publicadas en Internet. La Dama de Montrell es su primera novela publicada en Amazon y la segunda, La Maldición de Adonis, se publicará pronto.

Actualmente, ya está disponible en Wadpatt su nueva novela: Los Cazadores, el primer tomo de una saga de cinco dedicada al romance sobrenatural, con la licantropía como telón de fondo.

Enlaces:

-Blog en WordPress: http://mariacostar.wordpress.com/

– Perfil en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mar%C3%ADa-C-Acosta/100006029595996

– Página de autor en Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8340089.Maria_C_Acosta

La dama de Montrell de María Acosta
La dama de Montrell de María Acosta

La Dama de Montrell:

Diego creía estar a punto de conseguir lo que quería: como señor de Montrell, su boda con Doña Elvira estaba destinada a convertirle en un  noble completo: con esposa, fortuna y herederos… ¿pero cúan caprichoso puede ser a veces el Destino?

Tras casi una década sin verse, Esperanza regresa a Montrell con motivo de la boda de su señora. Y lo hace dispuesta a enterrar en lo más profundo el amor que  siente por el que fuese su amigo de la infancia. Un amor que nunca ha sido correspondido… ¿o tal vez si?

¿Será más fuerte la voluntad que el corazón, cuando ambos descubran que lo que sienten es mutuo? ¿Qué camino escogerías, si lo que siempre has deseado estuviera al  alcance de tu mano, al precio de destruir la vida que has construido?

Versión Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KQRVQNW

Versión Papel: http://www.amazon.com/La-Dama-Montrell-Spanish-Edition/dp/1500110132/

Los cazadores de María Acosta
Los cazadores de María Acosta

Los Cazadores:

Arianne accede a regañadientes a la petición de su tía Annette de que vaya a pasar el verano en la casa familiar de Orane, en el pirineo francés.

Resignada a pasar unas semanas en compañía de su hermano y su padre, en un lugar donde no se siente bien recibida desde que murió su madre, jamás pensó que  tropezaría con semejante descubrimiento durante su primera noche.

Herve Skulle ha sido capturado por los cazadores. Debilitado y maltratado por sus captores, sabe que le espera la muerte y comienza a perder la fé en ser rescatado  con vida… hasta que de repente esa muchacha se cruza en su camino. Contra todo pronóstico, Arianne logra salvarle y huye con él para llevarle a un lugar seguro: el  castillo de su padre en las montañas.

Arianne no sabe donde se ha metido. Ignora la verdad sobre su familia y su guerra secreta contra la estirpe maldita de Herve, una guerra entre cazadores que se  remonta a la Edad Media… descubrirlo la hará entrar en un mundo que jamás creyó que existiera y su única guía para explorarlo serán aquellos que se supone son sus enemigos. ¿Podrá confiar en ellos para que la ayuden a comprenderlo? ¿Serán ciertas las palabras de Fenrir, respecto a que todo lo concerniente a la muerte de su  madre no es más que una fingida y elaborada mentira? Su única opción es aliarse con Herve. Pero, ¿serán capaces de sacar a la luz la verdad y superar todos los   obstáculos juntos?

Wadpatt: http://www.wattpad.com/story/19916612-los-cazadores

Muchas gracias a María por su visita, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

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Guest author post

Guest author Teagan Geneviene. Of dreams, cats, writing and lots of magic!

Hi all:

It’s Friday and as you know I like to bring you guest authors and/or new books in this spot. For the last few weeks I’ve brought you the books, and a bit of information, about some of the blogger authors I follow, as I suddenly realised that after exchanging comments on everything (from recipes, to travelling, diets, healthy lifestyle, funny videos, mediums and magic) with them, I had never brought them to my blog and talked about their books. And it was about time.

Today I bring  you Teagan R. Geneviene. I discovered her wonderful writing blog, where readers make suggestions of ingredients, and with her new serial, also magic elements, for each week’s installment, and Teagan delights us with a new chapter every week. Her stories are full of wonderful characters, wit, fun, imagination, and she always finds fabulous illustrations.

We were recently talking about dreams, and what important role they can play both in life and in creativity, and from there came this interview. Here I leave you with Teagan (ah, and the images provided are also her choice!):

Teagan Geneviene
Teagan Geneviene

 

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…”  Edgar Allan Poe

Learn to Dream

If we tried to describe Teagan’s background, the things that made her who she is, it would take much more than an interview.  She joked that the psychiatrist in me could write volumes about it.  Actually, Teagan has made many new beginnings in her life – new volumes (not just new chapters).

“Back then a friend looked at me in amazement and said ‘You don’t mind shaking things up, do you?’  More than 15 years later, she still lives in the same place and works at the same job. I sincerely admire her stability.  But that wasn’t in the cards for me.”

One of those new volumes began when she changed careers.  After a divorce Teagan left low-paying low-level office jobs to become a technical editor. She started at the bottom, earning a Bachelor of Science degree related to information technology (IT).  She wanted a solid foundation to launch her career in technical writing and editing.  Over the years, she carefully plotted that new profession, making sacrifices that most would not consider, and became a successful and well respected technical editor and writer.

Her most recent “volume” was relocating to the east coast of the USA.  Before she moved to her nation’s capital, Washington, DC, her work focused on the combination of IT and healthcare.  However, now her 9 to 5 job has more of an analytical and organizational application.

“It was a way to keep a roof over my head, while still working with what I enjoy most – words.”

During all those years she used her spare time to write fantasy stories and novels, honing her skills as a completely different sort of writer and editor.

Dare to Dream

“A friend in New Mexico once shook her head and said, ‘You’re like an onion. Every time I think I know who you are, I see another new layer!’  I took it as a big compliment.”

Teagan suggested that we give this interview a theme, that of dreams.

I used to be very attuned to all manner of metaphysical things, particularly dreams. However, since I’ve been in DC, I’ve felt very disconnected from all that.

I asked Teagan why that would be, and she described one idea about how each person has different physical reactions to various things. She used her egg allergy as an example. One person might enjoy eggs as a healthful food.  Another might have a problem with the cholesterol, while another might have a horrible allergic reaction.

“Similarly, maybe locations can have different effects on various people.  You might find a place stimulated your interest in everything around you. Another person might feel overwhelmed while in that location, while another feels spiritually disconnected.  That kind of thing.  Sorry.  I enjoy going down these “What If” tangents. We can go back to “dreams” now.”

Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene
Atonement, Tennessee by Teagan Geneviene

Teagan told me she wishes to reconnect with that aspect of herself, — with dreams and interpreting them, and with what she callsall sorts of new-agey things.”  Dreams figure into much of Teagan’s writing.  Her debut novel, Atonement, Tennessee, has a couple of scenes where dreams play an important part.  There is even a chapter called “Bras Bed Dreams,” with an antique bed that causes people to have dreams of the past or even past lives.

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It’s not surprising to me that Teagan dreams of being able to make a living from her novels.  I finally “escaped from psychiatry” so I understand that wish and how hard it is to make it real.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams…” Eleanor Roosevelt

Writing Dreams

If you could see how animated Teagan gets when she talks about writing, you’d know it really is her dream.  I asked if she ever dreams her imaginative stories, and she didn’t really think so.  However, she often visualizes them and the characters, rather like a daydream.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them…”  Walt Disney

She has a few works in progress, if no time to devote to them.  However, she does find time each week to write an episode of the interactive culinary mystery serial that is featured on her blog, Teagan’s Books.  It’s a 1920’s story, and a big departure from her novels.

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“I’ve been influenced by several authors, mostly fantasy writers.  However, my debut novel — ‘Atonement, Tennessee’ is different from the quest-type fantasy (as I like to call it) that I usually write.  I call Atonement an urban fantasy with a side order of mystery.  I would never compare my work to someone as talented and successful as Charlaine Harris, but if you like her Sookie Stackhouse books, I think you would like my ‘Atonement’ stories.

Teagan always aspires to work on book-two in the Atonement series, and kicks herself for not managing to do more on it.  Right now it looks like the only way she will be able to finish “Atonement in Bloom” this year is to take a sabbatical from the blog serial.

Mirror

 

Some of the magical artifacts that caused trouble in the first book will be back, including that bras bed I mentioned, and the mirror of truth and justice.  Many of the characters will return, including a “device” she used in book-1 — the cat.  The story is written in first person. So when Teagan needs to tell the reader about something the heroine can’t see, she writes that scene from the point of view of Lilith, the calico cat.

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“The supernatural parts of Atonement are loosely inspired by the ancient myth of Gwydion fab Don.  I bring in additional Celtic myths for the sequel and with it new trouble-making characters.”

So there you have it — the latest “volume” in the story of Teagan and a little about her books too.

Thanks so much to Teagan for her kindness and her great interview and images, thanks to you for reading, and you know what I always say, if you’ve enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, share, comment, and CLICK!

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Reseñas de libros

Reseña de 'Bloody House: La morada del mal' de Javier Haro Herráiz. Una historia de miedo…miedo

Hola a todos:

Como sabéis intento compartir las reseñas de los libros que he leído con vosotros y últimamente, he estado intentando ponerme al día (aunque la verdad es que ni siquiera viviendo hasta que llegue a centenaria lo conseguiré, pero bueno) así que aprovecho para traeros la reseña de uno de los amigos escritores que visitan el blog con sus novedades asiduamente. De repente me apeteció leer una novela de terror (como las películas me gustan mucho) y recordé que le tenía echado el ojo a Bloody House.

BLOODY HOUSE

Éste no es el primer libro que leo de Javier Haro Herráiz. Y tampoco es la primera novela de terror que leo. Tanto el escritor como el género me gustan mucho.

Bloody House pertenece a un subgénero de novelas de terror, las de la casa embrujada o poseída. He de reconocer que he visto más películas sobre el tema que he leído novelas, aunque algunas obras maestras como The Shining (El Resplandor) de Stephen King sí que las he leído (naturalmente The Shining es algo más complicada que la novela típica del género, pero ya sabéis a lo que me refiero).

Como el autor acostumbra, la novela está centrada alrededor de las acciones y los diálogos de los personajes, lo que nos permite crear las situaciones y visualizar la acción a nuestra manera, una gran ventaja si tenemos bastante imaginación, y algo muy recomendable en el género del terror. Nada real puede asustar tanto ni ser tan terrorífico como la propia imaginación. Aunque los personajes pasan por momentos difíciles, particularmente los representantes de la iglesia que intentan mantener la racionalidad antes unos eventos que se les van de las manos, no se dedica el libro a las grandes disquisiciones filosóficas ni a dar lecciones morales. Si hay algo particularmente cruel en la historia es que la familia víctima de la casa, y particularmente Alan, es un chico de lo más normal, y no se merece tal castigo. Cada uno puede pensar y buscar el porqué, pero eso es cuestión personal y lo que da más miedo. No es un suceso extraordinario que le pasa a alguien que no se parece en nada a nosotros. Le podría pasar a cualquiera. Porque sí. Nadie está a salvo.

Si queréis una novela de género, una lectura rápida, que os asuste, escrita con estilo directo y fácil de seguir, os la recomiendo. Y el final, es como a mí me gusta en las novelas (y las películas) de terror. De miedo.

Enlace:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHZOWN8/

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00BHZOWN8/

Gracias por leer, y si os ha gustado, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC! Ah, y la semana que viene os traeré una muestra de mi futura novela! No os asustéis, esa no es de miedo (a menos de que os asusten los romances y los pasteles!)

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Reviews

Review of Sebastian (The Three Nations Trilogy, Book 2) by Christoph Fischer. A chronicle of turbulent times and memorable characters.

Hi all:

I’ve been trying to catch up on some reading, and although some of the review I’m writing are going to be published directly in BTS-e Magazine (I’ll share links to future numbers) I realised there were some books I’d reviewed recently I hadn’t had a chance to share with  you yet. Today I bring  you Sebastian.

Sebastian by Christoph Fischer
Sebastian by Christoph Fischer

Sebastian is a long novel that chronicles a complex period of Austrian history by following the life of a Jewish family living and working in Vienna. The difficulties of the family (poor Sebastian loses a leg at the very beginning of the book and this will change his whole life, his mother, grandmother and grandfather have health problems, his father disappears in the Great War…) reflect the turbulent historical period that Europe lives in the early XX Century. Although the book is part of a trilogy I understand from the description that each book can be read independently and Sebastian is a stand-alone novel.

One of the beauties of the book is how it manages to paint a very vivid portrait of the Viennese society of the period, cosmopolitan, complex and with its great variety of nationalities, religions and unwritten rules. The novel shows us the wider historical events and how these affect a particular family. Thanks to the characters who come into contact with the family we can gain a wider perspective, as we get to see how people from Galicia felt, the difficult situation of Orthodox Jews from that area, how somebody who is known as a patriot today, might end up in the wrong side tomorrow through circumstances not always of their making. The shop at the centre of the book offers a great opportunity to understand the ins and outs of the public relations between the diverse groups, both from the point of view of the clients and also the staff.

Sebastian is the centre of that world, and he grows from a weak and cowardly young boy to a mature, well-adjusted and highly moral individual. We follow his education, his taking responsibility for the family business and the whole family, his romantic education, his fatherhood…The Viennese society of peace and war times are vividly depicted from a very personal point of view, filtered through the conscience of the characters, some of whom we might feel closer to than others, but who are all multi-dimensional and credible. We have proud mothers, psychoanalysis buffs, paranoid anti-Jewish women, mediums, spies…

I congratulate the author for his ability and talent in interweaving the many complex threads to create a wonderful patchwork of characters, lives and historical events that kept me engaged at both an intellectual and an emotional level. I’m sure this won’t be the last one of his books I read.

Sebastian. (The Three Nations Trilogy. Book 2)

http://www.amazon.com/Sebastian-Three-Nations-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00CLL1UY6/

And here the author’s page in Amazon, just in case you want to check the rest of his books:

http://www.amazon.com/Christoph-Fischer/e/B00CLO9VMQ/

Thanks for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed it, like, share, comment, and of course, CLICK and READ! Oh, and next week, I’ll bring you a sample of my WIP! Be scared! (No, not horror… unless you’re scared of romance and cakes)

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Novedades literarias

'Amanda' y '¿Quién era Brian White? de Blanca Miosi. Novedades literarias para no perdérselas.

Hola amigos. Hoy es viernes y toca novedad literaria.

No hace falta que os cuente quién es Blanca Miosi. Una gran escritora. Y además una trabajadora incansable, siempre ayudando a sus colegas escritores y publicando nuevas novelas. Hoy os traigo sus dos más recientes, una novela corta y su última novela. A ver qué os parecen.

Amanda
Amanda

La eterna búsqueda de la felicidad parece ser el estigma del ser humano. Algunos no la buscan, simplemente ella los encuentra. Pero el precio a pagar por los deseos no siempre es el que el hombre considera justo, de todas formas, ¿alguien sabe cuánto cuesta la felicidad?
Amanda es una mujer que posee un talismán… y sabe cómo utilizarlo.

http://www.amazon.com/AMANDA-Spanish-Blanca-Miosi-ebook/dp/B00FSZDHTI/

http://www.amazon.es/AMANDA-Spanish-Blanca-Miosi-ebook/dp/B00FSZDHTI/

Una reseña como muestra (también las hay que piden una segunda parte)

Cautivadora, realista e emocionante novela.
La autora plasma de forma impecable, la fuerza de la pareja ante un mundo lleno precisamente de falta de las mismas; como una unión armónica entre un hombre y una mujer adecuada pueden generarles, felicidad, placer, bienestar y sobre todo amor. Recomiendo ampliamente este escrito a todas aquellas parejas, que inician una vida juntos y les invito a que descubran ambos su talismán, pudiera asegurar que en cada mujer existe uno en potencia, sólo dependerá de ustedes en qué tipo desean convertirlo… Vale la pena leer este escrito.
¿Quién era Brian White? de Blanca Miosi
¿Quién era Brian White? de Blanca Miosi

Brian, un niño que fue adoptado por los White, lleva tras de sí un misterio que se remonta a su concepción y nacimiento y lo acompañará en el transcurso de la novela. Blanca miosi rompe sus esquemas y se adentra en el tenebroso mundo interior que cada uno de nosotros lleva consigo. ¿Acaso sabemos con exactitud quiénes somos?

http://www.amazon.com/%C2%BFQui%C3%A9n-era-Brian-White-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LPY5UHS/

http://www.amazon.es/%C2%BFQui%C3%A9n-era-Brian-White-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00LPY5UHS/

Os dejo también un comentario por si os queda alguna duda:

Podría afirmarse que “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una novela de autorrealización. Podría afirmarse que “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una novela de amor con telones de misticismo.
Más que una novela, “¿Quién es Brian White?” es una fábula iluminadora, un viaje a las voces profundas del corazón y a los senderos de la salvación. Considerando estos elementos, también puede definirse como una historia de iniciación.
Es un carrusel de ideas “New Age” con un sentido ético en vez de religioso: curar almas enfermas. Desde el punto de vista literario es un estilo sencillo con el uso apropiado de los diálogos para las disquisiciones filosóficas.
Si queremos un término de referencia, pensemos en “El alquimista” de Paulo Coehlo, “Juan Salvador Gaviota” de R. Bach o “Siddharta” de Hermann Hesse.

Gracias a Blanca por traernos sus nuevas obras, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid,  y haced CLIC!

 

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Guest Author: Lord David Prosser and his chronicles.

Hi all:

As you know Fridays are guest author days and recently I have been bringing you the work of some bloggers I’m very fond of but who’ve never come as authors to share their books here yet, and today I have a treat. A “real” Lord. Lord David Prosser.

Lord David Prosser
Lord David Prosser

David Prosser was born in 1951 and worked for many years as a Local Government Officer before taking early retirement due to health problems.
Finding it difficult to talk to people as a result of the illness he found himself in the situation of being housebound most of the time.In an effort to prove to himself he still had a value he started The Buthidars which is an all denomination, all colour,all creed group determined to better the world by Hugging.There is a site dedicated to this that welcomes all people who feel the World is better by forgetting our differences whilst celebrating the individuality of all peoples.
The next step was to remind the world of Edwardian style and beg the designers to recreate it in exchange for clothing that displays too much of next weeks washing. Let’s dress with some dignity !
Often heard are the words, life begins at 40. David is trying to show that life can get a kick-start at 60 too. He chose this age to sit and write his first novel, My Basetshire Diary, a fictional look at the life of the gentry.
Book 2 which is also in diary form is a prequel telling of the days between gaining his title and now, when he performed the duties of an unofficial envoy to Her Majesty.There are times when confronted by women when it’s not sure if his stiff upper lip is enough to help him get by. !
The third book, More Barsetshire Diary is a continuation of the first book. Lord David was volunteered to help the Dreaded Edna achieve an ambition. In this book he starts the job of making her more popular when Lady J volunteers his services to help Diana The Dowager Duchess of Cheam raise enough money to save her childhood home. Maybe he can do it with the help of the Toastie Tenors and the mysterious Eileen Dover.

Here his blog:

http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/

My Barsetshire Diary
My Barsetshire Diary

 

My Barsetshire Diary

A fictitious look at Lord David’s day as a member of the Gentry living in a small village. Come and meet the villagers like Mellors the gardener with a past and Grizelda the housekeeper. Join us at the village fete where Edna is determined to win the jam making competition at any price. See how the formidable Lady J intends to knock Lord David into shape.
Is the famous stiff upper lip his only protection? Is anyone really this naive? The answer is a resounding YES !

http://www.amazon.com/My-Barsetshire-Diary-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B0054JI824/

The Queen's Envoy
The Queen’s Envoy

The Queen’s Envoy

The preview to My Barsetshire Diary in which David inherits his title and retires from work only to be asked to take on a job that his late cousin did, as an unofficial envoy to HMG. Lord David is a fish out of water travelling the world trying to solve his Government’s embarrassing little problems. With him attracting the attention of so many females, and making so many new enemies can he return to the formidable Lady J in one piece?

http://www.amazon.com/Queens-Envoy-Barsetshire-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B0054GP52S/

 

More Barsetshire Diary
More Barsetshire Diary

More Barsetshire Diary

The continuing saga of a member of the gentry. Lord David Prosser has to help the dreaded Edna in her campaign to become a Councillor as well as help raise funds for Diana the Dowager Duchess of Cheam to restore her beloved first home. All this while coping with life in the village, Oscar and Lady J.

http://www.amazon.com/More-Barsetshire-Diary-Diaries-Book-ebook/dp/B006UWEP3A/

Memoirs of a superior
Memoirs of a superior

Memoirs of a superior

David Prosser, Lord of Bouldnor was selected as Ghost Writer of this book because of his intimate knowledge of the subject who dictated the stories as well as dictating David’s sleeping patterns. Oscar is a Superior among Superiors and feels his stories should be told for the betterment of all cat-kind. It can be used as a training manual as well as providing entertainment. Longlegs (Humans) may well find some value in knowing how to behave with Superiors in future. David is the author of the Barsetshire Diaries in which Oscar naturally plays a starring role. The books are. My Barsetshire Diary The Queen’s Envoy More Barsetshire Diary.

http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Superior-Lord-David-Prosser/dp/1291523979/

Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up
Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up

Tall Animal Tales for Toddlers & Up

A book of slightly anarchic poems for toddlers, gigglers and up!

http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Animal-Tales-Toddlers-amp/dp/1291756825/

Thanks so much to Lord David for his sense of humour and sharing his wonderful life and wit with us, thank you so much for reading, and please, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!

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Miscelánea

Por poco!

Hola a todos:

Como ya sabréis si leísteis mi post de la semana pasada, por desgracia mi verano sufrió un serio cambio de planes. Mis padres viven en Barcelona y tienen la suerte (?) de llevar bastante tiempo sufriendo una mejora/reforma, delante de su edificio. Nunca ha sido el sitio más tranquilo del mundo, ya que pasan los trenes, el metro (en superficie a esa altura), y el Cinturón de Ronda (aunque con los años la mayoría de estos han acabado cubiertos).

Las obras no son la Sagrada Familia pero a veces lo parecen. Aunque desde luego, hace unas semanas debió haber intervención divina, porque un camión cayó desde la parte de arriba (carretera aún no abierta por encima de la línea del tren) a donde estaban trabajando, y no hubieron heridos.

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Gracias a todos por leer, tened mucho cuidadito, y ya sabéis, si os ha gustado, comentad, compartid, y dadle al me gusta! Y cruzad los dedos, o tocad madera por que las obras se acaben (pronto) sin más incidencia!

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Miscellaneous

So close!

Hi all:

If you’ve read my recent posts you will know that my summer didn’t go exactly according to plan and I’ve ended up spending some time at my parents. They have had the luck (?) of having some improvement works going on in front of their apartment. To be honest it’s never been a quiet place, with the train and underground (at that point overground) passing by in front of their window and a big road (the Cinturón de Ronda, a circular road going to the outskirts and the beach) under, but over the years most of these were covered.

This works seem to be taking forever, and although not quite as long as the Sagrada Familia, sometimes they feel like it. I’m not sure if it was divine intervention, but a few weeks ago, a lorry fell from the upper level (on top of the railway line, a road not open yet, only used for the building works so far) onto the works, and nobody was hurt. I leave you some pictures:

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Thanks for reading and you know what to do, share, like, comment and be very, very careful! And cross your fingers the works are completed without any more incidents!

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Novedades literarias

Novedad Literaria. 'Bobo' de Antonio Lagares. Asesinos, perros y la pena de muerte

Hola a todos. Como suelo los viernes toca novedad literaria. Antonio Lagares después de su gran éxito La Rastreadora nos trae una novela que aunque no lleva mucho tiempo publicada está gustando una barbaridad. Por si no la conocéis todavía, aquí os la traigo.

Bobo de Antonio Lagares
Bobo de Antonio Lagares

Bobo

 

Del autor del best seller «La Rastreadora» Premio Pandemia 2013 y del libro de relatos «Obsesión» 6º edición.

 

1 euro PRECIO ESPECIAL, CONCURSO LITERARIO KDP AMAZON – EL MUNDO

«LA NOVELA MÁS CONMOVEDORA QUE HE LEÍDO EN EL 2014» Marlene Morleon

«¡Es un libro increíblemente adictivo!» Elena

«Deliciosa, sencillamente» La isla de las mil palabras

«Maravilloso e impredecible» Svetlana

Estos son algunos de los calificativos que le otorgan sus lectores, porque se trata de una novela para recordad siempre, una historia de amor llevada hasta el final con todas sus consecuencias.

 

Un periodista es asignado a cubrir la ejecución de un condenado a muerte. La tarea se convierte en un reto pues su trabajo incluye una entrevista, para cubrir el testimonio del último día de vida de un cautivo. El reportero terminó reuniendo material suficiente para un libro. No fue hasta diez años más tarde que recrea en su memoria el tiempo que pasó con ese hombre. Aquel que prefería ser llamado con el nombre de «Bobo», quien nunca se arrepintió de sus actos y vivió convencido de que hizo lo correcto.

La historia de Bobo comienza a pulsar en la mente del periodista hasta que la transforma en una novela. La vida de un asesino con una memoria prodigiosa, una cultura incoherente con su condición y su nombre. Un individuo sin pudor, sin culpa, aferrando a la firme convicción de que actuó correctamente.

Su texto recorre los recovecos de la vida de Bobo. Su infancia, sus relaciones personales y familiares, la terrible historia de su hermano y apoyo, los conflictos entre sus padres, la relación con el pilar de su vida que fue su perro de agua. El destino de Bobo está escrito. El juicio y la reflexión final serán, como siempre, a discreción del lector.

Ana Saavedra

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L.W. Smith. Military, prisons, death, mediums, Australia, photography…

Hi all:

As I told you last week I’ve decided to dedicate a few posts to share the works of other authors bloggers whose blogs I have already recommended but I’ve realised I haven’t yet talked to you about his books. And no time like now.

Today I bring you an Australian blogger who fascinates me for his versatility, and the great variety of topics he covers in his blog. If you haven’t checked Laurie Smith, I advise you to do it as soon as you can. And here he is!

L. W. Smith

L. W. Smith
L. W. Smith

Writing gritty, adult crime based novels seemed like a natural extension to Laurie Smith’s working life. Retired now after a life of working in the military, prisons, police and security he believes that he has something to write about and says, ‘You can’t be immersed in prison life, then work the streets as a copper without picking up the feel of crime and criminals. These experiences transfer easily to my books, set mainly in Queensland they add a local flavour not found in most novels of this genre.’

Laurie arrived in Australia as a boy from England in 1961 and lived in Sydney for a while before moving to Queensland. After joining the army he was stationed back in Sydney for two years before going to Vietnam. He felt drawn to Kings Cross, Sydney’s notorious red light district. This is where his first novel, Mountain of Death was born. He writes the Death series as L W Smith.

Retired now he fills his time when not writing another novel in his Death series, with photography, blogging and travel. He lives with his wife Lorelle on their rural hideaway in south-east Queensland.

Here his unmissable blog:

http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com/

And now his books!

Mountain of Death
Mountain of Death

Mountain of Death

Ten years on the inside can change a man. It changed Jack Hardy, it made him meaner. He knew his first step outside the gates would be the hardest, what he didn’t count on was coming up against someone from his past who brings mean to a whole new level. Everybody enjoys a big payday, none more than Hardy. They called him Hardman in Sydney’s Kings Cross and not just for his disposition. You have to start somewhere and he cut his teeth as a strip club bouncer and thief. A chance encounter brings Eddie Barnes, a Melbourne jockey on the run, into his life and along with a U S serviceman on R&R from Vietnam they pull off an Army payroll. Success breeds confidence and going on the run isn’t part of the deal. Neither is falling in love. Jack’s journey will take you on the road, along the way it’s a mixed bag of sex, violence, pain, loss and death culminating in an orgy of destruction on the Mountain of Death.

From the first page you’ll be drawn into Jack’s world. Stand next to him in his cell as he mulls over his failures and triumphs. There are the women he’s used and those that have used him for their own ends. Feel the excitement mount as he nears the end of ten long years inside where every waking moment could have been his last. Now all he wants is the woman he loves and his three million dollars. All good reasons to be happy, yet he knows that the minute he walks out of the front gate he’ll be the target for anyone with the guts to take him on. He’s left a trail behind him of those who have tried and failed. His journey will take you down dark alleys where you’ll feel knuckles striking flesh, into prison remand yards where a kick in the balls is the least of your worries. You’ll find yourself in dingy strip clubs and grubby flats, tasting the sweet delights of willing female flesh, and good scotch whiskey. Or in the middle of a shootout where bullets don’t discriminate, they kill. This is not a book for the weak of heart, so I suggest you bring along a supply of arnica cream for the bruises and a couple of shots of penicillin – you may need both.

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Death-Book-1-ebook/dp/B007N66TRM/

Valley of Death
Valley of Death

Valley of Death

Drug addicted, abused and homeless, no one seems to care what happens to street kids in Fortitude Valley. When an underage girl is found dead from an apparent heroin overdose Detective Annie Leeson puts her reputation, career and life on the line to find answers.

So what do you do when your worst nightmares become a living reality? When people from your past aren’t who you think they are. Who can you trust? More importantly, who are you?

Constable Annie Leeson is hard, smart and sexy. A young woman who lives her life with lusty abandon and if she can’t talk her way out of trouble, she’ll fight. She has a good job, relationships and wealth and can handle most things the police force throws at her. It’s difficult enough being a woman and bi sexual in the job. So if you don’t want her in your face then don’t gossip about her adopted dad, Homicide Detective Johnny Leeson. The mail van robbery and his sudden retirement posed more questions than answers. The only downside to life is her dreams and they bring with them more questions than answers. Why do they terrify her? Who are the people in them, and where is her real father?

Fortitude Valley is an inner Brisbane riverside suburb steeped in crime, sex and violence a magnet for the good time crowd. It also attracts the homeless, mentally ill and runaways who fall prey to predators of all ages. Drug dealers ply their trade in the clubs and back alleys and the innocents don’t stay that way for long. Street kids and drug users are not high on society’s list of endangered species. They are seen as a blight, a nuisance something to be ignored. Annie can’t ignore them and when a girl is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose, it brings up frightening connections to her own life. The questions pile up and so do the bodies. She becomes caught up in a perverted web of child abuse, pornography and murder, run by men whose only aims are lust and profit. Who can you trust when those in positions of power do nothing?

Rod and Grace Davis, friends of Detective Johnny Leeson when he was alive, are her only link to the past and she turns to them for help. Lives and reputations are destroyed and she discovers that there is more to love than raw sex. No one she cares about is safe, and driven by her dark past she treads a path that leads only one way – downhill.

http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Death-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00A6QR8A8/

River of Death
River of Death

River of Death

A young woman’s body is found hanging in an abandoned shipping container, at Pinkenba, near Fortitude Valley. This is Detective Senior Constable Simon Fynch’s first case and it’s nearly his last. DSC Annie Leeson, from Brisbane Homicide is assigned to the investigation. When the next body washes up on the shores of the Brisbane River, they find themselves on the hunt for a killer with a bent for the mythological and the bizarre. He has a preference for red haired, green eyed victims, and if they’re pregnant it’s a bonus. On a downward spiral he strives to find his perfect, pure woman and if she doesn’t exist, then he’ll make her. Refined, charming and sadistic he’ll keep killing until he reaches his goal.
If one killer isn’t enough another is on the run from Sydney’s Long Bay Jail and heading north to Queensland. He’s cold, brutal and someone from Detective Annie Leeson’s past. Annie may have hardened and matured since Valley of Death but her relationships are still in turmoil. Old friendships are reignited, new friends are made. Loved ones move on and new lovers fill the emptiness in her life, while she juggles work, relationships and motherhood. Her daughter, Susan is the cornerstone of her life and the centre of her frustration. A gifted child, she has a ‘special friend’ who keeps her company, much to the annoyance of her mother. Killers aren’t Annie’s only problem, her reputation is brought vividly into the spotlight again. Will it affect the investigation, more importantly will it put Susan’s life at risk?
River of Death will keep you reading as the breadth and scope of the killer’s reach unfolds. No one is safe from either killer as they are drawn together by a common bond. Understaffed and overworked the police at Fortitude Valley put everything into tracking down a monster, despite the toll wrought on them.

There are true horror stories out there and they aren’t about vampires and werewolves. We have made these creatures up, to hide the obvious fact that we are the monsters.

http://www.amazon.com/River-Death-L-W-Smith-ebook/dp/B00JAXRZYW/

Thanks so much to Laurie for always sharing the most wonderful content on his blog, thanks to you all for reading, and please, like, share, comment and of course CLICK!

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