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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Please VOTE for Wrong Place Wrong Time!



The book to movie BESTSELLER has been entered in the Author Academy Awards in America and if you have a spare minute, could you please vote for Wrong Place Wrong Time.




If so can, click this link https://authoracademyawards.com/vote2019/ click the arrows on the poll set to see different genres, go to page 9 under Memoir go to the Wrong Place Wrong Time cover and click, that's it!

Thank you! 

The Joy of Big Knickers by Kate Garraway


The Joy of Big Knickers by Kate Garraway

The Joy of Big Knickers: (or learning to love the rest of your life)

TV presenter Kate Garraway has a lot on her mind. She's about to turn 50, which is fine (she thinks) but suddenly she seems to have MANY questions about EVERYTHING.

Is she running out of time? Should she have had children earlier? How will she cope when they leave home? What on Earth is happening to her body? Should she be bungee jumping, skydiving... and all of those other bucket list type things? Is cosmetic surgery the norm now? What will happen to her sex life after the menopause? Is her pension big enough? Her parents cared for? The height of her career (gulp) over? And why, oh, why do her knickers keep getting bigger? 

In this revealing exploration of ageing, Kate tackles the biggest issues women in their supposed 'prime' face and searches for answers on their behalf, by drawing on her own experiences and those of others, consulting experts and challenging herself more than she's ever done so before. Written with all of the natural warmth and humour she's known for, it's a candid look at what it really means to be a modern older woman and why each and every one should be celebrated... big knickers and all!








Monday, June 17, 2019

Lomita For Ever by Trevor Eve!




Lomita For Ever by Trevor Eve! 

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A dark, philosophical thriller set in 

contemporary Los Angeles

There are some things in life you have to take control over…
Ever Millen is in LA, losing his mind. He’s left his wife, young son and safe job behind in England and has landed in the City of Angels looking for the truth about the death of his father, an abstract expressionist painter, whose work has fallen out of favour. But Ever soon discovers he isn’t up to the task. Oppressed by the brutal heat and toxic fumes of the city, his mental health is beginning to collapse and not even the prescription pills he gulps can save him from the rising tide of darkness and pain.
But then, by chance, he meets the beautiful, enigmatic Lomita Nairn, a woman almost fifty years his senior. The attraction is mutual and their relationship deepens. As she gradually reveals the grisly truth about her life as an aspiring actress and the marriage that almost destroyed her, Ever’s inner fog begins to clear and he sees what he must do to save them both.
Lomita For Ever is a remarkable debut: part noir thriller, part oddball romance, part philosophical investigation into the nature of the human soul. With echoes of Raymond Chandler and the existential novels of Camus and Sartre, it is rich with the wisdom and sympathy earned from a life spent listening to and telling stories
"A tremendous novel, written with great style and assurance. A compelling, edgy, noir narrative recounted in a tone of voice that is at once audacious, coolly knowing, highly observant and wryly funny. And -- as a bonus -- a remarkable, dark portrait of Los Angeles -- city of damaged angels."
William Boyd

Friday, June 14, 2019

Coppafeel Charity

Coppafeel Charity

Me again! Sorry, but as I mentioned in my previous article, I was kindly invited to two events this week in London, the first, being Jessica Martin's book launch, the second, last nights charity event at Myla.


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It was a social gathering in aid of CoppaFeel breast cancer charity, hosted by the stunning lingerie shop, MYLA on Brook Street, Mayfair, London.

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Champagne and canopies flowed throughout the night as invited guests, a few from BEoffices, Headspace and SHB Real Estate mingled and chatted about their personal stories as well as the usual networking.

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There was plenty for the discerning buyers to linger at with the beautiful and sexy lingerie to on show.

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The event was very successful and if you wish to know more about the charity and to donate please visit https://coppafeel.org/ and to linger longer at the lingerie at Myla, please visit https://www.myla.com/

Jessica Martin - Book Launch!

Jessica Martin

It’s Friday. Who’s happy about that? I’m sure many of you are, unless you’re working over the weekend.
Anyway, I hope your week has been a good one. I’ve had a busy one, not only with meetings about the new children’s book I’m writing, writing my new fiction book, plus chats with the production companies for the movie of Wrong Place Wrong Time, I’ve also had two events in London this week.
One of them was a book launch for author, actress, singer, impressionist and illustrator, Jessica Martin. How multi talented is Jessica. WOW!
Jessica is a ‘seasoned’ multi-faceted entertainer with a thirty-year career performing in theatre, comedy, television and radio.  She has gone from teenage jazz singer, to television impressionist (in the days when light entertainment was at its Saturday night best!), to cult Doctor Who guest star, leading West End musical theatre actress and now, in the last four years, a comic creator and published graphic novelist.
Excited for my book launch party at @thecartoonmuseum tonight. Life brings us gifts in unexpected packaging. I never thought that my occasionally famous life would merit a published memoir. But here I am with an illustrated record of my life and it is published. People are already saying lovely things... a testament to the value of life’s experience. All I can say is thank you!! 🥂💜 @unbounders #booklaunch #bookstagram #thegreatestshowinthegalaxy #graphicmemoir #graphicnovel #newbook #illustration #published
The launch for Jessica’s new book, LIFE DRAWING – A Life Under Lights was at a very cool venue called, The Cartoon Museum.
The event that was well attended, with drinks and canopies for the invited guests for this private gathering, listened to Jessica talk about the book, how it all came about, and with some of her very impressive drawings on show for everybody to enjoy.
Of course as the evening progressed, Jessica was busy signing copies of her book for the many excited guests, and if you wish to know more about Jessica’s work, then visit https://jessicamartinofficial.com/
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Friday, June 7, 2019

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Twisted Prophecy! Book 3 by Paul Cude!

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Twisted Prophecy! 
Book 3 by Paul Cude! 

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Twisted Prophecy

Hearts and minds ripped to shreds.

Amid turmoil surrounding devastating attacks across the world, the dragon domain faces the planet's greatest fear: global terrorism by an unknown force of magic users.

Against this backdrop, and with Manson's deadly scheme in full swing, events quickly turn from bad to worse.

An army of nagas controlled by the threat to their king, help the evil dragon storm the kingdom, capturing or destroying nearly everything in their way.

With no help on the horizon and the dragons below ground neutralised, how will the threat be stopped?

Can the briefest glimpse into the future turn the tide?

Will the white dragon turn out to be their saviour?

Or will a fierce lacrosse match prove to be the turning point for a rescue so unconventional, nobody could ever see it coming?

Lose the stress and instantly escape into a world packed full of dragons, hidden in plain sight.

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Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Twisted Prophecy

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Chilling Revelation! Book 2 by Paul Cude!

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Chilling Revelation! 
Book 2 by Paul Cude! 



Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Chilling Revelation

Treachery from the sands of Egypt to the plains of Antarctica.

Following on from the harrowing events of 'A Threat From The Past' (Book 1), a new found friendship with the dragon king is forged.

Soon though, young and old alike are unwittingly drawn into a deadly plot, when a straight forward meeting with the monarch sees them helping an injured dragon agent, straight back from his mission in Antarctica with news of a devastating encounter with another ancient race.

Blackmail, intrigue, forbidden love interests, a near fatal mantra gone wrong, a highly charged rugby match in which Tank takes a beating, combined with enough laminium ball action to please dragons the world over, stretch the bonds of the dragons' friendship like never before.

New friends and ancient enemies clash as the planet braces itself for one of the most outrageous attacks it has ever seen.

Lost secrets and untold lore come to light, while sinister forces attempt to steal much coveted magic.

Explosive exploits, interspersed with a chilly backdrop and unexpected danger at every turn, make for an action-packed, electrifying adventure.

An epic page turner not to be missed. Grab your copy NOW!

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Chilling Revelation



Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past! Book 1 by Paul Cude!


Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past! 
Book 1 by Paul Cude! 

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past

Can you be heroic and naive? 

For Peter Bentwhistle, the answer would most certainly have to be YES!

Blissfully unaware of what's going on around him, for the most part he remains fully focused on blending in and keeping a low profile.

But fate and just plain bad luck have other designs on him.

Not so bad, you might think. Until you discover the TRUTH!

Just like his friends, Tank and Richie, he is a.....DRAGON!

Thrust into a life away from the underground dragon domain, disguised in an awkward human form in an effort to guide and protect humanity, all he has to do is stay out of trouble, learn how to play hockey and piece together all the parts of the puzzle continually playing out around him.

With the help of his two young friends, a master mantra maker and a complete dragon stranger with more than a little history attached to him, will Peter manage to thwart the dark, devious scheme long in the planning?

Ever wondered how dragons travel below ground at almost the speed of sound?

Want to know how they use magical mantras to transform their giant bodies into convincing human shapes?

Learn the true story of George and the Dragon, get a dragon-like perspective on human social issues and gain insight into what to do if you encounter a giant spider grinning at you when you're wearing nothing but your smile.

Lose yourself in this unputdownable fantasy adventure NOW!

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Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past

Breaking Sound with Ashleigh K on the 13th June 2019

Check out Breaking Sound w/  Evie Rose, Heidi Petite, Eloise Viola, AMiR,

and 

Ashleigh K 



New Poster for the Book To Movie Wrong Place Wrong Time

The feed back from around the world for the new poster for the Book To Movie, Wrong Place Wrong Time has been AMAZING! Thank you! 










Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Authors – Actors and The Kray Twins


Authors – Actors and The Kray Twins

You know what it’s like when you’ve been invited to an event or party months in advance of the event date, and you’re looking forward to it so much and for so long but in the end, the party is so disappointing, it feels like fireworks disintegrating without an Ohhh or an Ahh on the stroke of midnight?

Well, last Saturday was completely different. The fireworks didn’t stop and we carried on well after midnight. You see, a few months ago, I was invited, along with fellow authors, actors, screenwriters, to take a bus ride around the East End of London. You may be thinking that a bus ride in London or any other city is really quite normal, millions of people do it on a daily basis. But this was different. It wasn’t a normal bus ride for me or the other invited guests.

This bus ride was a tour of where Ronnie and Reggie Kray were born and bred.

Yes, The Kray Twins.


If you’re like me, and fascinated by the Kray Twins, especially after I first watched the movie, The Krays, starring Spandau Ballet brothers, Martin and Gary Kemp, then this is the only bus tour you will ever need to go on. THE GANGSTER TOUR UK…….


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So, back to Saturday, I met my mate Nick Rippington, an author and journalist, thirty minutes before meeting the others for a quick catch up and a drink of course.


As the clock approached one thirty, the agreed time to meet THE GANGSTER TOUR bus outside Liverpool Street station, we left the pub and as we crossed the road to the pickup point, I recognised some very familiar faces in the distance. Not that I’ve met them before at all, apart from fellow author Donna Siggers, who was with her dad Colin.


But the other’s standing around I recognised from their social media profile pictures. They were chatting, waiting in a small crowd, ready to queue for the bus and grab a seat. So, for the first time Nick and I were introduced to authors Kerry Kaya, Sandra Prior and Caroline Goldsworthy, actors Rene Costa, Grant Moreton, screenwriter Ricky Breen and his wife Katy, Jim Fletcher who’s the founder of the website London Crime with his wife and family, author Andy Scott and his grandson, and actor and presenter of the Banter Show, Tony Smith AKA RISER.




So, as the bus negotiated it’s way through the London traffic, we sat and chatted, with a complimentary glass of wine, as we journeyed down Bethnal Green Road, where the notorious Kray twins ruled, with informative commentary by Micky Goldtooth and Ian McKenzie.




We passed Valance Street, the birthplace of the Krays, also passing the famous Pellicci cafe, which the Krays frequented, and which was featured in the movie, Legend, with Tom Hardy who played both the twins, (who not only does Tom model himself on Ricky Breen and his St Georges tattoos, don’t worry Ricky, I’ve got your back, but also went to the same drama school as Peter Irving. Yes that Peter Irving).







About thirty minutes later, we stopped for a drink. It’s thirsty work sitting on a bus. The pub we visited was not just any pub though, it’s probably the most famous pub in Kray history.

                        THE BLIND BEGGER

                   

                   

The Victorian East End pub The Blind Begger, also owned at one stage by the late and great Bobby Moore, is infamous as it’s the site where, in the 1960s, Ronnie Kray shot and killed a rival criminal George Cornall.

                      

                       

Fantastic storytelling by Micky in the gardens of the pub. George was a member of the Richardson Gang. I’ve also got a little story to tell about another member of the Richardson Gang.

Many years ago, working as an estate agent (sorry about that) on Upper Street, Islington, North London, I had an appointment to visit and value a property. This older gentleman, grey hair, a few inches shorter than me, smartly dressed in a suit and tie opened the door and invited me in. I was offered a cup of tea by his wife but not before I looked around the flat taking notes. As we chatted, having tea and biscuits, he said to me, in a matter of fact manner, “Do you know who I am?” I replied, “No.” I gulped when he said, “Mad Frankie Fraser.” Of course, I’d heard of him, but not recognising him, I feel is the reason why he didn’t instruct me to sell his property.

                  

The final part of the tour was to visit the Clink Prison Museum. But as we walked and talked on the South Bank, Rene, Nick and I were so wrapped up in reminiscing about where we used to live, we lost (losing started here) the group. We did eventually meet up with them outside the museum, but only after they had already been inside, behind bars, with Jim being guillotined!

                            

It was a great couple of hours on the bus tour getting to know more about The Kray Twins and their background, and I would fully recommend the trip. In fact, I think we’re all going again at Christmas.

                    

                    

                            

Half an hour later, once the tour was over, we gathered at another pub for further drinks and chats, as you can see from the photos below.

                         

                    

                    

Later that evening, Nick and I, after losing Grant and Ricky in the crowds of London, (losing people was a common theme) watched Tottenham lose (see, losing again) to Liverpool in the Champions League Final, with a couple of guys from America we met, and once the game was over, Nick and I had one more nightcap in another bar, (most expensive cocktails he has ever bought). After Nick showing the crowd his moves on the dance floor, (I do have a recording, bids are being taken as I write to put his bopping all over social media) we went our separate ways. In fact, yes, you guessed it, we lost each other in the early hours on the busy streets of London town.   

                   

So, this prearranged day, unlike some planned New Year’s Eve parties and events I’ve been to, will be remembered for a number of reasons. Of course, the tour of the home and area of The Kray Twins, but also meeting so many great people that previously we’ve only communicated with on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram but now know personally. We talked books, films, acting, football, of course about the weather, but mainly how people online, who have communicated for a year or so, finally met and as we all said, it seemed like we’d known each other personally for years.

                   

                   

  It would have been a CRIME to have missed this amazing day!