The Stars Will Shine Again: Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time. Edited by Emma Mitchell @emmamitchellfpr

The Stars Will Shine Again: Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time

The Stars Will Shine Again is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.

With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty crimes that will shake you to your core, magic and mystery, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.

From authors such as Malcolm Hollingdrake, Tony Forder, Val Portelli, and Andrew Barrett, and several debut authors, including Sarah Hardy and Yvonne Bastian, you are in for one heck of a ride.

The Stars Will Shine Again is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life.

A Note from Emma Mitchell:

As the blurb tells us, The Stars Will Shine Again is a multi-genre collection of short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes. Covid has made fundraising a difficult job for everyone, so it’s an honour to able to do something like this and I’m thankful to everyone involved. With huge thanks going once again to Amanda Horan for her support and fabulous cover design. You can find her at Let’s Get Booked.

I’ve picked the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and bloggers who have been so generous with their time to help advertise and spread the word.

There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.

It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.

Pre-order now!

#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories — Emma The Little Bookworm

I’m over the moon to be sharing the cover for The Stars Will Shine Again. This is the second anthology I’ve complied to raise money for Help for Heroes and it’s an honour to be working for this wonderful charity again. The first book, When Stars Will Shine, is on offer now, so pop over […]

#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories — Emma The Little Bookworm

The Hanging Tree (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 4) by Misha Herwin @MishaHerwin

The Hanging Tree

(Adventures of Letty Parker Book 4)

by Misha Herwin

The power of the Dark Ones is growing once more. Watching from their rooftop perches, the gargoyles and dragons have all the gossip they could ever want. Deadly night eels slither through the city streets. The thief taker is on the prowl. And Jebediah Hill is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Letty discovers that Jeb, her oldest friend, has been keeping secrets, yet refuses to reveal them even though he knows he will pay a terrible price. Letty Parker and Associates set out on a race to save Jeb from The Hanging Tree.
And time is running out…

AVAILABLE NOW!

Previous books in the series….

City of Secrets (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 1)

Bridge of Lies (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 2)

Island of Fear (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 3)

 5-star reviews!

All can be found on Misha Herwin’s Amazon Author Page – https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Misha-Herwin/e/B0034P2O9I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1637834606&sr=1-2

happy reading!

Winter Light by Martha Engber @MarthaEngber  2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book – a fully immersive experience” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart breaking and absorbing” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars A must read….an absolute education in complexity” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute triumph!” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Warning: You won’t be able to put Winter Light down. Sleep will be missed.” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Realistic, haunting” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – A fantastic book well worth the read” – Amazon reviewer

2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction

Winter Light

by Martha Engber

WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago, a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War.

The language of WINTER LIGHT is simple and stark as Mary’s internal landscape. Though a smart, beautiful kid, she’s a motherless girl raised by an uneducated, alcoholic father within an extended family of alcoholics and addicts. Aware that she’s sinking, she’s desperate to save herself and so reaches out to an unlikely source, Kathleen, a nice, normal kid from English class.

But when the real storm hits, the full force of a harsh adult world almost buries Mary. Only then does she learn that the only difference between life and death is knowing when to grasp an extended hand.

AVAILABLE NOW!

Amazon universal link: https://tinyurl.com/2h33mdd9

Bookshop.org (independent bookstores): https://bookshop.org/books/winter-light/9781925965445 

indibound.org: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=winter+light 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winter-light-martha-engber/1137293647

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Winter_Light.html?id=b76SzQEACAAJ 

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/winter-light-by-martha-engber 

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/gr/book/winter-light/id1524375706 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gr/en/ebook/winter-light-4 

AUTHOR BIO 

Martha Engber is the author of WINTER LIGHT, a 2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction, which enjoys 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. She’s also the author of THE WIND THIEF, a novel, and GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS, a resource for writers. She’s had a play produced in Hollywood and fiction and poetry published in the Aurorean, Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and other journals. A freelance editor, workshop facilitator and speaker, she lives in California with her husband, bike, and surfboard.

Website/blog: https://marthaengber.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martha.engber.1 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marthaengber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marthaengber/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martha-engber-a2a429a/

Facebook fan page (Martha Engber’s Creatives): https://www.facebook.com/MarthasCreatives/

GoodReads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/674291.Martha_Engber

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISxGw4d3NVpr_ImzXzvZ9A?view_as=subscriber

Perfect for Halloween! Echoes Of Home and Amongst The Mists by M. L. Rayner @M_L_Rayner

Perfect for Halloween!


By M. L. Rayner


Echoes Of Home: A Ghost Story


After accepting a generous opportunity to start afresh, Leslie Wills, a young man from Stoke-on-Trent, eagerly begins his long-distance journey to the Scottish Highlands of Elphin, a settled village that sits huddled amongst the dominating mountains. Its people are welcoming, and the beauty of the land is great. But deep within its Highland paths, a location rests hidden from the public’s eye. A location which entices you to learn the truth of its troubled past. But once you bear witness to its sights and sounds, its presences will never allow you to forget.
Uncover the truth, Journeying back to a forgotten time. With a plot full of secrets and suspicion that will leave you longing for answers.


“5.0 out of 5 stars – I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down.” – Amazon reviewer.

And….


Amongst The Mists


It was the most anticipated summer break of their young lives.
For Bran Lampshire, that summer of 1986 would be far different. The lure of a wilderness adventure sends him and his friends on a troublesome journey that would see them far from home and into the isolated shadows of the Sleathton Estate. In a forgotten land where nature thrives, an unexplained mist settles upon the shaded grounds. And stories were told of events so chilling, they were forcibly buried over time.
Lose yourself beneath the endless trees. And discover that legends are sometimes so much more than ghost stories.


“5.0 out of 5 stars – Chilling, creepy, enthralling, atmospheric.” – Amazon reviewer.


Both books are available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited #Hardcover #Paperback


https://smile.amazon.co.uk/M-L-Rayner/e/B08LTXNSH4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1


Follow M. L. Rayner….


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Partner Pursuit (New York Friendship Book 1) by Kathy Strobos @KathyStrobos

5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable!

5.0 out of 5 stars A contemporary romance

5.0 out of 5 stars feel-good romance set in the Big Apple

OUT NOW!

Partner Pursuit (New York Friendship Book 1)

by Kathy Strobos

When a workaholic lawyer meets a fun-loving music marketing executive for opposites attract, friends-to-lovers adventures, which partnership will she choose?

Workaholic lawyer Audrey Willems is not going to take any chances with her bid to become a partner at her New York law firm—especially with only six months until the decision.

Until she bumps into Jake—her new neighbor. Jake is a fun-loving music marketing executive who might just be The One.

He’s funny, caring, supportive—and able to kill water bugs in the bathroom.

But Jake will never date a woman married to her job. His father was a workaholic lawyer who never had time for family.

And she’s just got the case of a lifetime—the one she needs to win to make partner. Working 24/7 at the office may not even be enough hours to pull off a victory.

If only she had not met him now.

Audrey is determined to prove that she can juggle work and romance—even if managing court cases, candlelit dinners, and bike rides around Manhattan is a lot harder than it looks. She keeps canceling dates for yet another case crisis.

But when making partner is like a game of musical chairs and the last seat is a business-class alone, which partnership will she choose?

Available now on #Amazon #Kindle #Paperback

Kathy Strobos Author (Amazon)

Kathy Strobos is a writer living in New York City with her husband and two children, amid a growing collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Harvard-Radcliffe University and Columbia Law School. She previously worked as a lawyer. She left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is still working on getting in shape.

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/kathystrobosrewrites/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KathyStrobos

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kathystroboswriter/

In support of Marie Curie Nurses…. Together Behind Four Walls compiled by Francis H Powell @Dreamheadz

Looking for a good read whilst also supporting a very worth charity?

Together Behind Four Walls

Compiled by Francis H Powell

With the sudden arrival of Covid 19 and the introduction of a lockdown, many people might have wondered how they would spend their time.

Writers, poets, and artists decided to express their feelings in words and pictures during this turbulent period. From humour to deep thoughts Together Behind Four Walls captures the many facets of the human spirit during the pandemic.

Proceeds from the book will go to Marie Curie nurses who continued their great work during this crisis. The book indeed will give all funds raised to palliative care charity Marie Curie.

The book was the idea of writer and teacher Francis H Powell.

As the world first went into lockdown in March 2020, father-of-one Mr Powell turned to poetry, writing short stories, and doing drawings to help “process what was happening”.

This, he says, sparked the idea for creating an anthology of Covid-inspired writing that would explore the collective concept of confinement and the “many facets of the human spirit during the pandemic”.

The book includes some well-known contributors including:

Wendy Cope

Roger Robinson

Peter Finch

John Hegley

Arthur Smith

Neal Zetter

Sally Kindberg

The book also includes other contributors from round the world.

Please support the book by following it on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/togetherbehindfourwalls

and Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/togetherbehindfourwall/

Buy the book….

Freecycling for Beginners by Misha Herwin @MishaHerwin

OUT NOW!!


“A story of paying it forward. An interesting, entertaining read with a message.”


Freecycling for Beginners

by Misha Herwin


The time has come for Jane to sell the family home. Downsizing to a flat means everything must go, but her late husband’s favourite chair is far too precious for the tip. Meanwhile Robyn, balancing her precarious career as a portrait artist with raising an autistic son, is searching for a chair with panache that will allow her sitters to pose in comfort. Elsewhere in the city, Tracey is clearing out her wardrobe at the same moment that divorced and cash-strapped Debbie is frantically seeking a prom dress for her daughter. None of these women have ever met until Freecycle brings them together — and their lives are about to be changed in ways they could never have imagined.


Buy now on #Amazon #Kindle & #Paperback

Reviews/Recommendations from featured authors

“Working with Kerry was one of the highlights of the self-publishing process. I was very green and Kerry really helped me. Her dedication and creativity simply blew me away. I look forward to working with her in the future!”

– Author Elliott Fassbinder (Wayne Lincoln)

“Bowen’s Book Publicity did a great job of spreading the word about my book with a wonderful promotion. It was attractive and professional looking. A really nice job. I’m extremely grateful to them for the boost they gave me.”

– Author Byddi Lee

“Publicity is all important after the book is finally finished. Getting it noticed by the reading public is everything. The different social media outlets can be confusing, Bowen’s did a superb job for me and covered every angle.”

– Author John Pye

“If you have got as far as writing a book, you will know how difficult that is. However, to get to the point where it is being read you need publicity. I have been delighted with the service offered by Bowen’s Book Publicity in getting my book noticed.”

– Dr. Jeff Allan

The Addiction Manifesto by JR Weaver @jrweaver0

2020 International Book Awards Finalist for Health: Addiction & Recovery


“Some people won’t believe in you, and that’s ok, this journey isn’t about them. It’s about you.”

JR Weaver

The Addiction Manifesto has been uniquely designed to provide you with a new perspective on recovery and will show you that anything is possible. In this deeply personal book, JR Weaver has crafted a raw insight into his life and how he’s been affected by substance abuse over the past 20 years. He details his recovery process and how he’s dealt with loss.
With this book he wishes to help people on their journey to recovery. His realistic approach details his journey to try to have a normal life again.
If you’re going through addiction recovery or want to help someone who is… This book allows you to gain a greater understanding of substance abuse and its many challenges.

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited #Paperback

UK – https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BVZ24FG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

US – https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Manifesto-Jerry-Weaver-ebook/dp/B08KY52VJK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628265271&sr=8-1

Follow JR Weaver –

Twitter – https://twitter.com/jrweaver0

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jrweaver0/

Author website 

https://authorsc.com/jrweaver/

Book trailer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2vTYpmV0vPA&t=4s

New article 

Author interview 

https://www.in2town.co.uk/health-and-lifestyle/author-shares-his-story-to-recovery-from-drug-addiction/?fbclid=IwAR3gHFODCrjUP5YujunsduUcN6915qIsAGdu2fSSF6LW9xjQjqNv9uAftAU

Reviews

“5.0 out of 5 stars 

A wonderful memoir of true recovery!

This is an amazing read! It’s a wonderful memoir of a military veteran’s struggle with addiction and his road to recovery! I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with addiction, or who has a loved one struggling with addiction. It takes a look into the addict’s perspective and allows the reader to understand the fight towards sobriety. Amazing!” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars 

Real Talk from somebody that’s battled addiction

Loved it!! But then my opinion is biased because I wrote it ❤️ This book saved me, and I hope it saves you too! Addiction is a beast, it’s powerful and doesn’t want to lose its power over you. Too many times during our active addiction we felt alone and hopeless, we were on the brink of giving up but when I say there is a way to get back our lives, to get back our families and to live a life free from our active addiction. I am living proof that no matter how far down you may be right now, you can beat this active addiction!! I believe in what I wrote will touch many people’s lives and help them get on the right path to recovery!! 😇”

“5.0 out of 5 stars 

I have a brother who has been an addict for probably close to it even exceeding 15 years. I’ve watched him do a downward spiral, losing all but his life, pretty much. I haven’t spoken to him in a few years because I really don’t get it, this book helps to see a few things from a different perspective that I never would have thought, thank you!!!! Congratulations on your sober journey this far.” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars 

Incredible book

This book is so inspiring! I love learning and understanding how people level up in their lives to make their lives better!” – Amazon reviewer

About the author….

Army Veteran JR Weaver Chronicles His Journey to Recovery in The Addiction Manifesto Talented author and army veteran, JR Weaver, shares his experience battling addiction in his book titled The Addiction Manifesto JR Weaver is an army veteran and person in long-term recovery who is passionate about the health and wellness of others as he is set to release his book titled The Addiction Manifesto. The author is looking to assist millions of people in different parts of the world through their journey to recovery as he details his experience and struggles with the hope of championing a global recovery revolution. Substance abuse and addiction remain a major plague that has continued to generate a lot of conversation across the globe due to its effect on people as well as its impact on the economies of nations. Unfortunately, recent statistics have shown a worrisome increase in the number of people suffering from addiction. According to a recent report published by the World Health Organization, about 270 million people, approximately 5.5% of the global population aged between 15 and 64, used psychoactive drugs with an estimated 35 million people suffering from drug use disorders and over 180 thousand deaths linked to drug use disorders in 2019. Unfortunately, many of the available addiction recovery resources are seemingly abstract, ultimately failing to yield the desired results. However, JR Weaver aims to change this narrative with the release of The Addiction Manifesto. The author personifies the recovery process, delivering an immersive experience to readers, as he writes about the trials and tribulations he faced during early recovery. JR Weaver aims to highlight the inherent powers of self-belief and how the personal desire to quit drug abuse remains the biggest obstacle to embracing a healthier, happier life. Published by Palmetto Publishing, The Addiction Manifesto initially started as a journal to help the author stay sober before he eventually decided to share his journey with the world as a self-help guide for persons in recovery as well as their loved ones. The book contains easy-to-implement yet effective tips that will help readers own their lives and become responsible members of the society. JR Weaver has already started to receive recognition from different quarters, emerging as a finalist at the 2020 International Book Awards in the Health: Addiction & Recovery category. –This text refers to the paperback edition.