Quest & Crown Reviewers Needed Please!
I will send a copy to you if want to create a review for me. I can send a PDF electronic copy if you prefer, but am keen to send the real thing so that you get the full flipping experience with a book in your hands. It is not a really long book, 430 pages, well spaced for easy reading. Two email addresses are below for your convenience. I would love to hear from you. With so many quarantines and lockdowns a book is a splendid idea.
For those of you who have been keeping up with my writing, I thank you. I have seen the proofs of this book and now am waiting for copies of the published book to come from Amazon.com. Sadly Amazon.com.au have not set this process for books up yet, so the wait is a little longer than authors like. They are doing their utmost in a very difficult climate of pandemic and worry, so I hope we can all appreciate these little delays.
I am going to do something I have not done before. Ask for a favour. If anybody out there loves historical fiction, barely clad knights, beautiful damsels in distress, and detective novels, this is for you. I had a great report from my beloved reviewer and proof reader. In two weeks he read right through, and in fact was really keen to get to the next chapter each evening when he relaxed. This is one of the few books he has read and I was quite smitten by his review. He really loved the main protagonist, who is a male with problems mounting and overcoming as they arise. He truly got into the saddle and rode with the characters to find the missing princess. The road was dangerous and interesting, with hiccups along the way. Finding someone missing is never a nice search, and I know this personally. Missing folk are so hard to find when they want to or have had mischief done to them. In this case it may end up a cold case, which is not what anyone wants, but closure is so important that it has to be done. Garty Musdo is the man of the moment. Being distracted is a constant problem for him, especially when it comes to beautiful women, of whom there are a few great characters in this story.
If you would like to review a copy, please contact me and I will send you a hard copy as soon as I can. I would really appreciate a review being sent as well, even two lines of comment. Without reviews it is almost hopeless to publish. At Amazon, I cannot put in my own review, it is forbidden, and I cannot pay anyone, it is forbidden. Also, family or known friends are not allowed to put in a review. So, Amazon want money for products before they will accept a review. Sadly that is the situation, and this world.
A review of four or five stars would be so nice to receive and such an uplifting help for me. But, if you dislike the book, that is your preogative, don't say nasty stuff. It is demoralizing and defeats everyone's purpose. if you can offer suggestions, that is fine.
With that said, I will give a link to the book on Amazon.com. You can peruse it there and see if you would like a copy to snuggle up in bed, or flop out on the beach (wear a beach hat!), or sit in a garden (how nice), or just sit in a chair and read. My old bosses wife, Mrs Burke used to read romance paperbacks every evening while her husband was busy with cronies, forging his career. She used to tip the kitchen chair back against the wall and read to her heart's content. She never fell off the chair! I can still see that scene. Hillarious.
Happy New Year to you.
This is part of the Mary Valley, Queensland (near Gympie). How peaceful it looks out there, completely unaware of the stress and turmoil everyone in the world has experienced in 2020. This was taken on 2nd December 2020 (our anniversary).
Life is a journey and there are hills and dales that we must face daily. On our journey we found beautiful scenery, lovely people and fine food. Not everyone has these opportunities and we must remind ourselves to be continually grateful in Australia (especially Queensland) for such fortune. Our lives are indeed fortunate and lucky here. People are kind and good hearted, longing to help out when we are down. For us, this year ended quietly, like the paddocks above, yet turbulent as the rattling train clicks on its journey to the end of the line. We all want this year to be over, the journey ended, but we must hang on as the road ahead becomes every more rocky and troubles rise and fall. Christmas is such a special time, yet it reeks of problems for so many who are alone, sad, depressed and those who cannot meet their loved ones for various reasons. Especially for those whose family is overseas and a zoom chat or face time is the most they can expect. (Thanks Cyprus!!) It is lovely of course, but how much better to see people in reality, share a meal or chat, or even a forbidden hug! We are, after all, mostly human and sometimes superior! (Or think we are) We are frail and our emotions are vulnerable to attack from without and within. This year has good points, we are more resilient and understand our fragility better. We realize that we cannot survive alone, or without love. I would say that we are glad to get through 2020 and hope for the best in 2021. I am sure we will get on with our lives and keep our heads above water, with a little help from one another. "No man is an island" and we must carry each other's burdens if we are able to. The old rattler has been lovingly restored and put into a fun service, so we too can be restored and serve each other again.
This is the newest edition to our garden, a rose that smells lovely. This rose has been fed on hot water bottle water (cooled down) used for our cats in their habitations at night. Yes, they are spoiled a lot.
But, my beloved planted this rose a few weeks ago and it is blooming already. Our weather is fabulous thank the Lord, right now. And at night the place here is so quiet at long last! Everyone is scared I suppose, and bedtime is earlier, without any regulations here. We are all sympathetic towards those in Victoria, so that is weighing on our hearts and minds.
I want to do some kind of instruction to those who like to learn. Yes, I am still learning at 72! So if you are younger than me, or a bit older, there is no reason why you should not keep learning, every day.
I have been trying to get some posts on an old Facebook site I set up years ago (2012) that I had forgotten about. Well, I put some posts there and they disappeared, just like my story I am getting published shortly. A story about a vanished princess who is now vital for the kingdom's welfare. When you think about it, we are all valuable, just like this little rose and the small plaque nearby. Someone was involved in creating these things and the creator of "things" is valuable. You are valuable and I believe every moment in time is recorded for eternity. It is a big ask of God to keep all records in order, but when you think about it, it is a realistic notion. If we were in court, we would need an alibi for a certain time or evening. So with our lives, we would need an alibi for every moment to persuade God to let us into the Kingdom! (next topic I hear some of you saying). I have learned that the Lord "was crucified" in effect before the creation of the world. (Revelation) However it did not happen for 4 thousands years after creation. It seems like a rubix cube of a thought, but it makes sense when it is all put together.
Now, I have ordered 3 copies of my books that I published from Amazon.com yesterday. I was happy with the price of $19 but when the exchange kicked in and then the postage, it rose up to $50.90 AU, which was a bit of a shock, but I have ordered the books as I don't have copies of all my books. These are proofs, so were a little cheaper at Amazon.com. I can understand why I don't have lots of copies of my own books - the cost! It is prohibitive in some cases as we don't have Amazon.com.au in print books, which is what we still like as we grew up with them.
I will show you on another page how to get a cover the way you want to get it. I am not very good at doing videos of myself but am keen to learn a bit more. I can take shots and show you so that you too can be as smart as me.
In the meantime, read my blogs for a little smattering of hope in these hopeless days. Marie
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Sunshine is such an important factor for everyone in this time of pandemic, depression, anxiety and despair spreading all over the globe. To see the light of the sunshine in the early morning (later morning for me as I slept in), is such an uplifting moment.
I want everyone to experience an uplifting moment today. Something that brings hope and light into our "Eternal Night" times.
I do not wish to preach to anyone, but simply to share God's Word, for God knows, we need hope in our lives, eternal hope to take us through these difficult times and to bring us forward into a brighter future.
In the beginning, God said, "Let there be light" and there was light.
"Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night."
"Let these lights from the sky shine down on the earth"
"God made two great lights, the larger one to rule the day and the smaller one to govern the night." (Sun and moon to us)
Jesus said, "I am the light of the world."
"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguist it."
Let each one remember that today is a new day and the sun is shining somewhere around the world, bringing hope, warmth, light and life to all living creatures. May the Lord's light shine in your life today. Marie xx
Quotes from: Genesis 1:3, 14, 15, 16, John 8:12, John 1:5