Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Children – #History Antoinette Truglio Martin, #Fairies D.L. Finn, #Adventure Darlene Foster, #Safety Miriam …

The first book that would make a lovely gift is the fourth book in the Becoming America Series. The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers (Becoming …

Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Children – #History Antoinette Truglio Martin, #Fairies D.L. Finn, #Adventure Darlene Foster, #Safety Miriam …

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 19th October 2021 – #StudentAchievements Robbie Cheadle, #RoundUp Carol Taylor, #Editing Paula Readman, #…

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to read them in full.. thanks Sally. The first post is …

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 19th October 2021 – #StudentAchievements Robbie Cheadle, #RoundUp Carol Taylor, #Editing Paula Readman, #…

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Poetry B.C. Byron, #NewMexico Darlene Foster

The first review is for B.C. Byron for his first illustrated children’s book – A Cat Named Lump: 48 Poetic Tummy Turners – age 6-12 About the …

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #Poetry B.C. Byron, #NewMexico Darlene Foster

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #Memoir Liesbet Collaert, #ParanormalThriller John W. Howell and Gwen …

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is James J. Cudney …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update – #Reviews – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #Memoir Liesbet Collaert, #ParanormalThriller John W. Howell and Gwen …

Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #WW2 – The Home Front: 1939–1945 in 100 Objects by Austin J. Ruddy

This week I am reviewing a reference book for all authors who write novels set in World War Two in the UK and history enthusiasts. The Home Front: …

Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #WW2 – The Home Front: 1939–1945 in 100 Objects by Austin J. Ruddy

when i inhale your poetry #TheLonelyAuthor

Today, I am happy to annouce Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, a wonderful book from my precious friend Gabriela of Short-Prose-Fiction has been published. Always rich in vivid images and powerful metaphors, her poetry and prose will leave you breathless.

Order Here!

Speaking of breathless, here is a little poem I wrote for the occasion…..

when i inhale your poetry

when i inhale your poetry
i exhale melancholy syllables
leaving the atmosphere breathless
from your words
the heavens slowly appear
in your bedroom like a lonely apparition
as i blow winter auroras
through the autumn of your hair
leading to our first kiss
below the echo of a metaphor
where we watch moon glow
escape our trembling lips
in a misty sigh
of love

when i inhale your poetry

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 17th June 2021 – #IndieAuthors Timothy Pike, #BloggingTips Hugh Roberts, #Chocolate Eat Dessert First Greece

We all know how tough it is to get our books marketed, sold and reviewed and any help in getting them noticed is fantastic. Timothy Pike is on a …

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 17th June 2021 – #IndieAuthors Timothy Pike, #BloggingTips Hugh Roberts, #Chocolate Eat Dessert First Greece

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Excerpt from a previous books 2021 – #Christian #Mystery – Dangerous Sanctuary by J.Q Rose

We put a great deal of effort into promoting our new, recent and upcoming books but often our previous releases get sidelined. In this latest series …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Excerpt from a previous books 2021 – #Christian #Mystery – Dangerous Sanctuary by J.Q Rose

BOOK REVIEW (ARC) ~ Broken Shield #BookZone

Broken Shield: An FBI Undercover Agent’s Personal Perspective   Synopsis: Synopsis:
“Rays story as an Undercover Agent is legendary.” —Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, NYT Bestselling Auhtor of Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family

Broken Shield is the remarkable narrative of a young, inexperienced agent who became the primary undercover agent of one of the FBI’s largest police corruption investigations.

Ray Morrow’s fascination with justice and the FBI started as a young boy and was the catalyst for being a major part of the historic undercover operation, SHIRON. The physical and emotional toll that it took upon him and his new family brings to light the devastation that comes with the corruption living inside our justice system.

After years as the primary undercover agent in the Cleveland Police Department, a city previously unfamiliar to him, he was called to lead his biggest operation yet; the undercover investigation was the most important look into police corruption in Cleveland’s history. While gathering evidence that police officers have been accepting payments from illegal casinos and drug shipments, Morrow battles his own doubts and little experience. He also finds himself surrounded by threats not only armed with weapons but with the power and technology of modern policing.

 

My thoughts: This is an enjoyable, well-written story of author Ray Morrow’s life long wish to be an FBI agent from the time he was a kid, and how he strives for years to make that happen. You get to go along with Ray as he applies for different positions in the FBI and even works undercover in Chicago. You get to read all about it as he sets up the bad guys. If you like this kind of genre, you will probably like this book. I did for sure, I wanted to stay up all night to finish it. Ray seems like a super nice guy, someone you’d like to meet and have as a friend. Advanced electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Ray Morrow, and the publisher.

Publisher: BooksGoSocial – 204 pages
Publication: July 15th, 2020
My rating: 4/5 Stars

BOOK REVIEW (ARC) ~ Broken Shield

Thank You Teagan!

Recently, Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene from Teagan’s Books offered free copies of her book; “The Glowing Pigs – Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee” to her readers.

Teagan thought that the the shorts of her magical glowing pigs would brighten up some of our days during isolation. As for me, I love love loved it, and am still basking in the glow. I have gone through my pics to find art of pigs, and return some of the whimsy & joy.

Thank You Teagan!