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The Cover Fairy came a calling

cover Art by Nicola Martinez :D
Does happy dance

Guest author Delia Latham

Today, Delia Latham, is blog touring to promote Solomon’s Gate – her new series from White Rose Publishing. She will be giving away books and a prize of anointing oil to commentators at the blogs she visits. So say hi here and at any of the other blogs listed below.
Kylie's Kiss Blurb



On a dare, Kylie Matthews lands smack in the middle of Solomon’s Gate—Castle Creek’s new Christian dating agency—and she finds herself revealing exactly what she’s waiting for in a relationship: “The kiss that steals my breath away.”What she doesn’t reveal is her lack of self-esteem or her irrational reaction to facial disfigurement. Neither is applicable to her quest to find the perfect match. But that seemingly superficial malady becomes all-important when her first agency-arranged date is Rick Dale—a man who is everything Kylie is searching for. He’s handsome, smart, fun. Rick has it all…including an angelic six-year-old daughter with severe scarring on one side of her face.Hard at work founding a …

Another contract :)

Pastor Jack's story - Cassie's wedding dress - has been contracted by WRP.

Prelim blurb is - Following a fall at the Grand National, Cassie Hinton, winning steeplechase jockey will never race again. Trying to rebuild her life she helps out in her brother's fabric store. Seeing Jack again, the man she knew and loved in her teens, is hard. Her feelings haven't changed.
Pastor Jack Chambers has long had feelings for Cassie. Now widowed and raising his daughter as a single parent, he runs into Cassie again. This time around the hurdle is she is one of her parishioners.
The Royal Wedding is approaching fast and Cassie has no idea what to do to decorate the shop window. Taking Jack's suggestion, she makes her dream wedding dress that she will never wear and sets it in the window, never dreaming of what will happen.
And yes it needs work. That is my job for Monday before sending back the MIS.

Another day, another disaster in my house.

Twas on a Monday afternoon hubby decides to play in the garden...
Once upon a time there was a fish pond in danger of becoming a fish garden...but that's another story. Anyway, this fish pond has a problem with algae and needs to be cleaned once a week. So it's owner decided to install a pump.

unfortunately it runs off the mains which means the electric bits are in a bowl under the bucket. But a plan was forged to wire it through a junction box and into the house. Via a handy hole a cable ran through. The theory was this was the now defunct terrestrial ariel But it was the Sky TV cable. :( So since Monday this poor author has been with out TV downstairs. No disney channel - yayayayayayay. No Wimbledon :( But most important of all. No hunky Aussie Special rescue ops guys. Well downstairs. Upstairs is a sep sky box with sep cable. So yay for said hunky aussie guys in the bedroom. Well one of them does share hubby's name :O Get your minds out the gutter. I watch said program…

Guest Author - K. Dawn Byrd

Today we welcome author K. Dawn Byrd on the release day for her new YA novel Mistaken Identity

How did you come up with your premise? Is there a story behind your book? How did the story evolve?The Passion Behind the Story:I admire Christian teenagers who take a stand for God so much. Life isn't easy for them in today's world. The idea for Mistaken Identity novel came to me when I wondered what would happen if a Christian girl and her non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy. To sweeten the plot, the best friend is a "wild child" who is popular with the guys if you know what I mean. Who will win the guy? My Christian good girl or the gorgeous best friend? This book is dedicated to Christian young women who strive to live for Christ and wonder at times if it's worth it all. Temptation seems to come from all sides and sometimes it's hard to make the right decision. May God bless you richly as you carry on...For those who are not familiar with thi…

Our very own little house on the prairie

When we were kids, aside from hidng behind the sofa on Sat nights while Dr. Who was on, we grew up watching The Waltons and Little house on the prairie. On holiday when we all went to bed at the same time we'd yell goodnight to each other in true Walton style, say grace holding hands and so on.
But when we first moved to Reading in 1982 we got our very own Little House on the Prairie.
They were building the houses in order. They'd done 1 and had started 2 and 3 - a semi detached. But we wanted plot 7 by Aug 2nd. So the builders started that one. And this is it. We stood on the foundations of the house in May. (should have asked Dad for a copy of that one too)


This was taken in June. Now there are huge fields out the back and massive trees. (Might have to get a photo of that and add it too) Houses to each side and in front. And the parking... HAH don't get me started on the parking.
I would personally Love to drive a fire engine down there some days. Cars parked both side…

Contracts signed and exchanged

After the Fire
Private Investigator, Freddie Flynn, wants nothing to do with the man who left her fifteen years ago, or the God he left her for. Especially if the reports of corruption within the high ranking levels of the company are true.Finding missionary life unfulfilling, Jason Bryant returns to Headley Cross and takes a position in the same firm as Freddie. Wanting to make amends, he is halted by a file which states she’s a traitor.Thrown together on a case that could cost them everything, including their lives, can they see beyond their hurt and work together? Is all lost in the fire? Or will they find forgiveness in the still small voice of love.
Tagline: Forgiveness is found in the still small voice of love.

Race For Life

Have I mentioned I'm doing the race for life to raise money for Cancer Research UK? Having lost a couple of family members to this disease, and have one currently fighting it, the kids, my sisters and I are doing the Reading one in July. Here is my fundraising page. Well mine and the kids.

Anyway, the point of this post is I started training. No I'm not running it. Pfft...me run? Not even for a bus. No, I'm walking it. 5k or 3.1 miles.
I go around the 'big block'. It curves along the main roads. From our road, into Reading Road, up to the A4, then around into Earley, to the next junction then back into Woodley and finally home. Basically turn left every time I hit a main road. The whole circuit is 2.5 miles. I got hubby to drive me around it to measure it in the car.
Walking it with J takes 40 mins cos I walking at her pace. Shall see how it goes on Mon when i do it alone. Going every other day right now. But then seeing as how the most exercise I get is walking half …