Monthly Archives: November 2016

Sally’s Cafe & Bookstore Christmas Update – Agnes Mae Graham, Lucinda E. Clarke and Christoph Fischer

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

My thanks to those of you in the bookstore who have let me know your updates and news. I will feature your updates as they come in and also work my way through the bookstore finding new reviews and sharing them. Contact me on if your book in the store has a great new review we can showcase.
sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-updateThe first update is for the My Vibrating Vertebrae by Agnes Mae Graham. Published by Christopher Graham in collaboration with his sister, in tribute to their mother.  Since its promotion here when released it has some more excellent reviews. It would make a wonderful gift for lovers of poetry and history.


About the book
We all have dreams, loves and hopes; but what if you are a girl growing up in 20th century Northern Ireland before, during and after the ‘Troubles’?

From the poetic thoughts of our Mother, we get…

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Guest Post – Author/Publisher Sarah Jane Butfield @SarahJanewrites

I’m really pleased to welcome the author and publisher Sarah Jane Butfield onto my blog for a visit. Here she is…Keeping her Glass Half Full – Sarah Jane Butfield An expat mum and nurse…

Source: Guest Post – Author/Publisher Sarah Jane Butfield @SarahJanewrites

Guest Post – Author/Publisher Sarah Jane Butfield @SarahJanewrites

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I’m really pleased to welcome the author and publisher Sarah Jane Butfield onto my blog for a visit. Here she is…Keeping her Glass Half Full – Sarah Jane Butfield

An expat mum and nurse becomes as independent author as she shares the touching story of how with her family she pursued and achieved a new life in Australia only to have it challenged by adversity and life changing events.

Apart from being an author and publisher, Sarah Jane is a wife, mother of seven, grandmother of one and an ex-qualified nurse. Sarah Jane says that being a mum and step mum to her ‘Brady Bunch’ is, “one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world.”

Tell me about Glass Half Full:

Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure tells the story of a big life changing decision to move to Australia to escape a bitter ex-husband and to try and…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Welsh fiction at the #LlandeiloBookFair on Dec 10th in #Llandeilo


Here are a few of the many amazing books with Welsh flavour to be presented at the Llandeilo Book Fair on Dec 10th in the Civic Hall in Llandeilo
Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh
are fantastic story tellers. According to Graham it was the Welsh legends that
started his writing career. He’s also written three novels including ‘The Iron
Masters’ a Welsh historical novel set in Merthyr during the Napoleonic Wars and
a number of business help books. Today, he describes himself as a novelist,
hobby farmer and explorer.
Welsh Cakes and Custard and Three Cheers for Wales are about the
adventures of Betsi Wyn and Emyr Rhys and feature their grandparents too,
Mam-gu and Da-cu. Each book includes five stories with a strong Welsh flavour,
a child-friendly recipe and some traditional songs. Wendy writes for adults
under the pen…

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New Release: “Past, Darkly” by Hunter S Jones #excerpt #newrelease @HunterS_Jones


Today I have the pleasure of introducing a new release by one of my favourite authors: Hunter S Jones. Ever since I came across her “September” Series I’ve been a declared fan and have seen her writing across several genres, including historical fiction. This is another brilliant looking creation of hers.

So without further ado, here is the

PAST, DARKLY Blurbpast-darkly-lg

Where do dreams end and reality begin?

Sexy rock star James van Lee and Dr. Maggie Pickett meet in Atlanta, at an encounter unknowingly arranged by Rhett Turnquest and Natasha. This complex story continues, taking it’s intriguing cast of characters from the Reconstruction South of 1873 into contemporary 2016. Past, Darkly blends historical fantasy, fairytales, and a dash of Victoriana into an enchanting read. This version includes Story 1 & 2 in The Dreams Series.

Please note: The story from 1873 is written in a southern US dialect used…

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‘Margaret Daly’

The Thursday Interview

dus11Today, I’d like to welcome Margaret Daly, author of “Dusgadh” to The Thursday Interview. Before we get started, a quick intro!

Having written her first paranormal fantasy book at the age of forty-three, Margaret Daly took her life’s encounters and crossed a bridge to a world filled with untamed power and endless possibilities. Being raised in the hills of West Sparta, New York, Margaret lost her home and everything in it to fire at a young age. She dove into the dark world as a teenager and from there on spent most of her life wrapped up in unfortunate situations from bad choices. Margaret learned some things aren’t what you expect; some things end up being more. Now, with her loving husband and four children, a family full of support and love, she has managed to overcome all the oddities thrown at her and become the published author…

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