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Plans For Today and World Book Night
by DJ Jazzy D (davesmusictank)
at April 23rd, 2014 (07:57 am)

Georgina and I will be swanning our way up to Burgess Hill today. She has a mystery shop and we will be hunting for bargains in the charity shops, and after we come back for a midday snack, i will going out to Brighton to visit the Evening Star , of course, and if time permits, pop in to see Julian at Fine Records, and then to Brighton library in the evening for the World Book Night events, which kicks off at 5 pm with Murder In The Library.


Just have to make sure my alibi is tight.

DJ Jazzy D [userpic]
Morning From Seaford
by DJ Jazzy D (davesmusictank)
at April 23rd, 2014 (07:43 am)
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Good morning folks. It is a bright Spring day here in Seaford, East Sussex , and i am wide awake with a full day ahead of me. I have picked out this top tune from my favourite Prefab Sprout album, Steve McQueen, for my morning wake-up tune. Enjoy Faron Young.

crynintherain [userpic]
Can't Hide From Meeeee!
by crynintherain (crynintherain)
at April 22nd, 2014 (06:55 pm)


DJ Jazzy D [userpic]
Book 34 - Christina Rossetti, "The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)"
by DJ Jazzy D (davesmusictank)
at April 22nd, 2014 (11:47 pm)
current mood: accomplished

Book 34 - Christina Rossetti, "The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)" (Penguin)

I haven't actually read every single poem in this book as yet, but the majority of the poems which are not religious ones, but I've dipped in and out of it.

Christina Rossetti's writing is lovely and rich. 'Goblin Market' is probably the best known, or it's the one I knew anyway, and that's a good example of how rich and sensual her writing can be, but the rest of her poetry is definitely worth a look, too.

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'Nathan Burgoine [userpic]
Smut and Romance. Hey, they're good for the Earth.
by 'Nathan Burgoine (n8an)
at April 22nd, 2014 (06:13 pm)

Hey folks! All Romance eBooks is doing a 50% off sale today only for Earth Day (April 22nd). eBooks, smut, and romance - what could be better for the environment, eh?

The list of titles is huge, and contains quite a few from Bold Strokes Books, Cleis Press, and Lethe Press in which I have a tale or two. So, if you feel like loading up your e-reader of choice, now is a really good time.

What's available by yours truly?

  • "Three," in the anthology Blood Sacraments, which is the first of the four stories I've written so far with the 'Triad' characters of Luc, Curtis, and Anders. Vampire Luc tells the tale here.
  • "Intercession," in the anthology Wings, which is the second tale to feature the 'Triad,' this one told by Anders the demon.
  • "Possession," in the anthology Erotica Exotica, which is the third 'Triad' story and has Curtis the wizard taking his turn as the narrator.
  • "Necessary Evils," in the anthology Raising Hell, where Anders takes a second turn telling the tale of what the 'Triad' boys are up to (hint: no good, but in a sexy way).
  • "Shutout," and "In the Doghouse," in the anthology Sweat, for those of you who like your smutty tales to be athletic. I wrote a hockey tale and a kickboxing tale, respectively.
  • "Transposition," in the anthology Tricks of the Trade. This story involves stage magic, and a second chance that might happen if you believe in a different kind of sleight of hand.
  • "Aiming to Please," in the anthology Tented, which, I have to say, I had so much fun writing and was really my first attempt at erotica. Circus erotica! Need I say more?
  • "Heart," in the anthology Fool for Love, which was my very first published short story, so many moons ago.
  • "Struck," in the anthology Foolish Hearts, which is the semi-sequel edited by the duo of R.D. Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert and this time I went funny instead of sniffly.
  • "Line of Sight," in the anthology Afternoon Pleasures, where a psychic, his friend, two soldiers and a hockey game work out much differently than expected.

    There you go. Half price, today only. I feel like I'm being uber-salesmanny, but hey - maybe you can get a deal.

    EDIT TO ADD: Oh, and hey, over on OmniLit, the same deal is happening and you can actually get Light, my novel. That's the first time it's ever been on sale! Eee! So! Many! Exclamation! Points!

  • DJ Jazzy D [userpic]
    Tablet Speech To Text Feature
    by DJ Jazzy D (davesmusictank)
    at April 22nd, 2014 (09:21 pm)

    I  have discovered the speech to text feature of my tablet ,quite by accident using the mobile version of LJ,  and whilst some words or phrases ,depending on your speech patterns and accuracy, it gets wrong , overall it is quite fun to use. I tend to use it whilst traveling about and then tidy up anything that looks weird or out of place when i get home. I think it is quite brilliant.
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    by DJ Jazzy D (davesmusictank)
    at April 22nd, 2014 (09:17 pm)

    I first popped over to Faversham to sell some books and buy some pipe tobacco  before my trip to the Sussex coast. For some reason or another, and more likely poor time keeping, I did not leave the village till one in the afternoon.

    On my journey down, i got talking to an elderly gent who was reading a book i recognized. This was on the bus leaving Maidstone. The distinctive blue dust jacket read "Citizens" on the inside cover, and i knew straight away that it was the Simon Schama book on The French Revolution. I mentioned the fact that i have the same book in what i would term "must read" pile of books.

    We then got talking about Charles Dickens, He mentioned a biography by Claire Tomalin on Dickens   and recommended the book to me. Whilst in Tunbridge Wells, having a small latte at Pret, i decided to have a quick gander at some of the charity shop, and blow me, down , i found the said book in hardback at Age UK for £1.50  Serendipity strikes again, plus, it has to be bargain of the day!

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    elisa_rolle [userpic]
    Best Gay Fantasy: The Horns and Halos Collection
    by elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle)

    The first (Toni Griffin - Archie's Accidental Kidnapping) and the second story (Angel Martinez - Hell For The Company), while different in setting, had similarities in the mood and the theme: Toni Griffin imagines shapeshifter hounds from Hell on the hunt for half-Angels going wild; during one of these quests, Adze finds his mate, not it's only a question of convincing the cute boy he isn't as bad as he looks. Archie may be only a human, but he is clever and funny, and with a wicked streak that well fit with Adze. Angel Martinez chooses a sci-fi setting, imagining a far away future in the aftermath of a war between Angels and Demons. Shax is a demon, but he is not evil, as Ness will discover: a lost Angels, Ness will be nurtured back to health by Shax, and for that Ness will be forever grateful, but that is not the reason why he falls for Shax, Shax is the life and the love Ness has always desired. In both stories there is the connections with Demons and Angels, but other than that, there is also the approach to Demons, considering them more like overgrown kids who like to play more than make war. Funny and light, both stories were right to have you smile.

    Totally different mood for Freddy Mackay - Internment, a bittersweet tale about love lost, found, lost and found again; Tadashi is a kitsune, a Japanese demon with the gift to change into a fox. The gift is also a burden, when Tadashi, still grieving the loss of his lover, will search his vengeance. Berg is the local vet, used to visit the shrine of Tadashi's family on the mountain when he was a kid; he had also a crush on Tadashi at the time, but as a little kid he didn't understand his feelings, and when he meets Tadashi again as an adult, he is married and with a child coming soon. Theirs seems to be a doomed love. Being this a romance, there will be a uplifting ending, but not without the two men deeply suffering for it.

    Internment stood aside from the other two stories both for the length than the mood. But in any case, longer or shorter, all three stories are good, and I enjoyed this anthology quite a lot.

    Series: Mischief Corner Anthologies
    Paperback: 290 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (August 29, 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1495282376
    ISBN-13: 978-1495282379
    Amazon: The Horns & Halos Collection (Mischief Corner Anthologies) (Volume 2)
    Amazon Kindle: The Horns & Halos Collection (Mischief Corner Anthologies) (Volume 2)

    More Reviews by Author at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Reviews

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    lou_harper [userpic]
    A Good Deal
    by lou_harper (lou_harper)
    at April 22nd, 2014 (09:08 am)

    All Romance eBooks is having a 50% off Earth Day extravaganza. Check it out. Is that a good deal or what? My other books are half off too, except the free ones. Those are still free.

    eglantine_br [userpic]
    For other Wilfred enthusiasts
    by eglantine_br (eglantine_br)
    at April 22nd, 2014 (11:59 am)
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    Found this. I like the idea that we are able to possibly get back what the brother crossed out.


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