Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Book Review #2

'Writing into the days and nights, needing less and less light to read her words, blocking out the light, shielding away from the windows like a flower closing its face to the dusk. Her finger tips grew soft and pooled out like melted wax, sticking to everything she touched. She stroked the cool walls with a deep yearning to walk them. Skin untouched by the sun, it paled to a translucent sheen with its visible marbling of blue-tinted veins.' - from Eden

'Alchemy' has received another wonderful review, this time a 5 star one from Kristianne at :) 

I am so delighted! It's an amazing moment as a writer when someone loves your work that much - on some level I still see my writing as the random thoughts in my head lol. Isn't the internet incredible - how could someone in Texas read the poetry and flash fictions of an indie author from Yorkshire before it.  

She said some lovely things about 'Alchemy', they really made my day and gave me such a confidence boost.

'I felt very connected with each piece in this collection and just with the collection as a whole; it really made me think and reflect on all of the themes being presented in a particular piece. It’s hard for me to choose a favorite because I enjoyed all of it but I do feel as though Eden might be my favorite. It was breathtaking and I wish I had more to read!' 

I also need to share my Mum's new-look website, it's had a fantastic make over and looks gorgeous - Julie Kennedy Art . Her art is beautiful and I was so proud to have her art as the cover for 'Alchemy'. 

Happy Wednesday 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Book Review

'The songs grew more desperate, his visits longer each morning, a swift imploring look in his eyes, a wishing to talk to me, tell me his real name, his story, something for my heart alone. In my lack of sleep, blackbirds flew from every shadow, walked across my fingers and across my thoughts – his song wasn’t finished so my eyes didn’t close.' - 'Blackbird' from Alchemy

'Alchemy' has received a wonderful review on Book Twister Reviews -

'I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading each individual poem and piece of flash fiction held within Alchemy‘s pages, and Kennedy’s dive into the world of magical realism was both collected and graceful.
Even though I was drawn more towards the flash fiction sections of the collection, particularly ‘Poppies in the Snow’ and ‘Blackbird’ (because old habits die hard), the poems were equally enticing to read.'

Thank you so much Holly for a lovely review! I'm so thrilled to have another great review, as any writer knows they can be nail-bitingly scary and it's so nice to be receiving reviews again after 'Silver Threads' sad story. 'Alchemy' is on Goodreads if anyone else wants to add/review it, also add me as a friend - I'm making my way through all the Poldark books right now :) 

Also I've had my piece 'Renaissance' on Morgen Baileys Flash Fiction Fridays (it's always lovely to be on her blog) - It's also in 'Alchemy'.

Hope you have all had a great weekend.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

New Writing of the Month for August ~ Lammas

The sun is bleaching my skin, my bones, my fingertips – my mind is a burnt out space of sparkling whites and dark yellow hues.

When I close my eyes, I can still see the sun and it brings so many memories each year. Everything is vivid and intense, the air is heavy and I am assaulted by memories of rough tartan blankets, kites and car fumes. White towers hold a prominent place in my thoughts as all else moves and undulates before it, never moving closer or further away.

There’s the metallic smell of coins, bronzed and dirty with age, sand and bitter tasting greenery. Burnt swollen emotions sit with their toes dipped in the lake, avoiding the green algae that drifts forever onwards. Dark nights stifled with heat and static are followed by early mornings that long for the sunlight and birdsong.

Hi everyone and welcome to August! 

This time last month I was suffering during a mini heatwave and now it's a bit cold for this time of year - it's my kinda summer! lol 

I hope you enjoy Lammas, it's part of the gorgeous 'Alchemy' which is on AmazonGoogle BooksiBooks & Kobo - just to name a few.

Being an indie author really isn't easy but then being with an awful publisher (my collection of poetry "Silver Threads") was even worse! I enjoy having control over my own work but it's been slow progress. I have a few reviews lined up which is fantastic, I'm really hoping they're good, I don't mind it when it's not people's cup of tea but a scathing review is just horrible for the author. 

If anyone has read 'Alchemy' please add it on Goodreads - every little helps us indie authors :) 

I will have my piece 'Renaissance' on Flash Fiction Fridays on Morgen Bailey's blog on Friday coming (7th) - I'll share the link on Twitter when it's on. 

Have a wonderful weekend.