Book Review: Flintelf (Exili’s Excellent Elucidation Services, #1) by Victoria Bastedo

A review on the first book of Victoria Bastedo’s new Fantasy Mystery series…

Rachel Author Barnard

Flintelf (Exili’s Excellent Elucidation Services, #1) by Victoria Bastedo

A Fantasy/Cozy Mystery novel published by Amazon Digital Services (10/13/2020)

Summary:

“What made the pure elves in the past great, or their bloodline desirable, if it wasn’t the quality of their souls, and their actions?”

Exili has started his own business of elucidation. His clients are also victims. Potential victims, if he can convince them to pay him to prevent their murder, that is. Exili’s next potential client happens to also be a previous school mate. Exili and Goodall hadn’t spoken since school when they had a falling out. Exili doesn’t want his client to die, but he’s also annoyed that he’s got to convince Goodall to hire him. Why couldn’t it be someone else stalked by a murderer?

Keywords:

Caste, Elves, Mystery, Murder, Murder Prevention, Entrepreneur, Friendship, Bad Blood, Pure, High Born, Feet

My Review:

Quirky Fantasy. Fantasy with a…

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New Year, New Book, and New Review

A great book review and fun interview of Author, Kennedy J. Quinn by fantasy Author, D. Wallace Peach…

Myths of the Mirror

A Journey Through Time…and Time Again

I’m taking a break from my break to bring you a highly recommended series and new release from blogger and writer, Kennedy J. Quinn (aka Sheri). I’ve read the first two books in The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone series and bugged Kennedy for a year regarding the third. Finally it’s out. My review is below, but before going there, I was curious:

My Question for Kennedy: One thing that I noticed (and loved) in the very first book, as well as in subsequent reads, is Miss Livingstone’s distinctive voice. I’d swear a proper and very witty young lady was whispering her thoughts and dialog into your ear. Where did this voice come from and why does it feel so authentic? Are you secretly Miss Livingstone?

Kennedy’s Answer:This question (or questions) made me laugh. I’m delighted Miss…

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Book III: Dreams Key, Here at Last!

So happy to announce, The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book III: Dreams Key is here! Just in time for your holiday reading escape… Released on Amazon Dec. 21st. Hop the Steam Train to mystery and time travel adventure!

Miss LiV Adventures ~A Journey Through Time...and Time Again

Yes, it’s the big day! Winter Solstice, Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and… oh yes, Book III of the Miss Liv Adventure’s series is Launched into our Story Universe, THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE: DREAMS KEY! For those of you who have been waiting for this next installment, treat yourself to some holiday reading fun. And for those of you who are new to the story, I’ll tantalize you with some blurbs and reader’s excitement about books I – III, starting with an overview of the series… Click on the book names below if you’d like to find the eBooks and Print books to purchase:

BOOK I: JOURNEY KEYBOOK II: MEMORY KEYBOOK III: DREAMS KEYMISS LIV ADVENTURES SERIES

Miss LiV Adventures is a five book series that follows the Unwitting Journeys of the infinitely curious Miss Livingstone through time.

Collecting books for Mr. Thomas…

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Art Auction with Lost Train Originals!

You’ve probably heard that The Lost Train Anthology is released and available. But you also have a short window of opportunity to get a great deal on the original artworks that were featured in photo images in the book…as well as other wonderful items – and it supports independent artists. North Bend Art & Industry is running a silent auction right now! Their live stream auction will be entertaining, so don’t miss out! That’s this Saturday, September 19th 5-8pm Pacific Daylight Time. Come for fun or to pick up some unique and beautiful artworks or entertainment packages. Enjoy!

Info on how to participate for the live stream event:

Please join us in 2 DAYS for Fall for Art 2020 – NBA&I Annual Fundraiser “almost live” live stream event Saturday, September 19th from 5- 8pm. This Fundraiser will help us raise funds to break ground at the site of the future Center for the Creation of Art in North Bend, WA – USA.

Here is what you need to know about the event.
Registration is required for both the live stream and the on-line auction (two separate registrations) There is no charge for either, but the on-line auct…ion does ask for your credit card number (this is only used if you bid on something and win)

1) Register for the Live Stream Event: Click here for Live Event and Auction or https://watch.eventive.org/fallf…/…/5f49471978e506005bb6b61c
2) The Silent (on-line) Auction is on NOW through Sept 19th at 8pm. There are some VERY cool things, and still more being added. Be sure to register to see what is available https://charityauction.bid/nbaifallforart2020.bid.com

A few hints for the 19th. We have been advised that the best experience for the live stream and auction, is to use two separate devices.
a) Livestream on your tablet or laptop
b) Auction Items and bid (if you like) on your phone. You can download the Auctria Ap for this option — it makes is super easy to engage with the auction items.

AND, we have a few activities during the Livestream event… to be prepared, have a pen/pencil and paper at the ready, AND a rock (any size) along with a Sharpie!!

Gather your friends for this super fun experience!

January is my birthday month! Giveaway and Birthday Wish

FVP Featured Author Rachel Barnard is offering a Sale Price Special on her books and running a Give-away in January in honor of her birthday. Get your gift savings now!…see below. Happy Birthday, Rachel!!

Rachel Author Barnard

Happy Birthday Month to me! It’s a milestone birthday. Can you guess how old I will be?

For my birthday this year I have two wishes:

  1. To sign my updated will
  2. To sell/give away books

I think I have the first wish figured out (it’s complicated getting a will signed apparently because you need two witnesses and a notary willing to sign wills).

The second wish is something I’m hoping you as my reader can help me with. You can enter my giveaway and tell all your friends below and you can also buy one of my books. While supplies last I will sell any of my four novels for just $10 (this includes sales tax and media mail shipping using re purposed mailers within the US not including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska). Every purchase will include something special in the mailer along with the book of your choice.

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Terrible Poetry Reprise for Burning Cat

Sheri's Giant Gingebread Man 2017FVP Books or at least some of our featured authors are hoping to be part of @BurningCatCon in Portland in May 2020. As part of our quest for a table, I’m sending this digital offering to Catleesi, the massive Cat Sculpture that will preside over the event. #BurningCat Fitting to the season, here’s a reprise of my entry into a Holiday Terrible Poetry contest run by blogger, Chelsea Owens. I didn’t win since the rhyme and rhythm was critiqued as ‘too good,’ but I’m hoping it’s also good for a laugh. Hohoho…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the office

The peeps were all fluey and all full of coughses

Their eyes hung in bags with bulging lids droopy

Their answers to emails were all nincompoopy

They swallowed more syrup and dreamed of their beds

While blurred visions of monitors multiplied in their heads

The holiday was coming, they leaned upon that

While doing their darndest not to barf in their hats

A bottle of OJ, another pain pill

They pushed around paper, just an hour to kill

Away to the door they stumbled in stupors

A stop at the party and boy were they poopers

At last up their driveways they wove their way home.

And fell in their beddi-byes to spend Christmas alone.

-by Sheri J. Kennedy, yes that’s the entity All Rights Reserved (though hardly deserved)

 

#BadMoonRising: Ostrich Mentality by T.A. Henry #thriller #alternativehistory #TuesdayBookBlog — Books and Such

An interview with T.A. Henry, Authoress

T.A. Henry

Fun interview over at Bad Moon Rising! Check it out.

Today’s author shares her alternative history thriller with a biological weapon angle – a topic that’s sure to send some chills down your spine. I love her ‘take charge’ attitude when faced with a creepy situation at home – I’d probably do the same thing in her situation. Welcome T.A. Henry! You’re in a horror […]

via #BadMoonRising: Ostrich Mentality by T.A. Henry #thriller #alternativehistory #TuesdayBookBlog — Books and Such

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Book Review: Aftan Whispers (Estalia) by Phil Williams

Another great review from FVP Featured Author, Rachel Barnard…

Rachel Author Barnard

Aftan Whispers (Estalia) by Phil Williams

A Steampunkian-Dystopian Novel published by Rumian Publishing (01/16/18)

Summary:

“People who can do something to help others should!” Tyler said. “This is big. We can change the sky. We can change the world. It’s more than just doing the right thing, it’s the only thing.”

Tyler is a young roofer that gets pulled into Deni’s story after she drops a precious message. Tyler won’t stop at returning the message because Deni is in trouble. She’s on the run from the slavers and the Guard and someone more sinister than both combined. After figuring out the message together, they will work together to find a rocket, return what was lost, and take down the evil in their town.

Keywords:

City, Weapons, Post-Apocalypse, Friendship, Evil, Power, War, Fighting, Knives, Guns, Science, Secrets, Crowds, Village, Traitors, Government, Guards

My Review:

The pacing is excellent. The first scene is intriguing…

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