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Tuesday's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip: This Weeks Traveller is Susan Mathews

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life. Throw on your favourite plaid jacket and join this weeks's time travelling guest Susan Matthews as we take a virtual voyage into the wilds of Canada, Alaska, England & even LasVegas, possibly the wildest place of all:) 
Susanne Matthews is an avid reader with a penchant for happily ever after. In her imagination, she has travelled to foreign lands, past and present, and soared into the future. Now we're thrilled she's going to take us with her. Buckle up!


Stop #1 The Lake of The Mountain in Prince Edward Country, Ontario. 

Susan:Only two and a half hours west of where I live. This mysterious and sacred place according to Mohawk legend was where I set my book, Echoes of the Past. The Lake of the Mountain is an anomaly. To make …

Rachael's Reviews: A World Apart by L.J.K Oliva

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Author L.J.K. Olivia had me at Black Magic Lounge
"Inside, the lounge was nearly empty. Violet cushioned banquets lined the walls opposite a long, dark wood bar. Behind it, shelves of exotic looking bottles extended to the ceiling. Vivid blue backlights turned them various shades of purple." 
This book was well-plotted and well-written and I was particularly impressed with the author’s rich and stellar description which enabled me to "see" Lena’s paranormal world. 
Being a writer, I know the challenge of putting words together—the right words in the right way—so a story can come alive in the readers’ imagination and it is a lot harder than most people think. 
The story opens in a small concrete chamber in the mind of a sadistic monster reminiscing the smells of liquid garbage, roasted meat and the screams of his victims. A picture so vivid, the author might have painted it onto my eyelids. From there we meet Private investigator Jesper MacMillian and Lena Alan and …

Rachael Reviews: Heuer Lost And Found by A.B. Funkhauser

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Ms. A.B Funkhauser is a brilliant and wacky writer incapable of dumbing things down and amen for that. Her distinctive voice tells an intriguing story that mixes moral conflicts with dark humor, not too mention booze and cigarettes.

The book’s title refers to the lead character, a lawyer who dies in his home. As the body decomposes, the man’s spirit experiences euphoria, rage, disappointment and eventually hope.  One of my favourite characters Enid, an employee of the Weibigand Brothers Funeral Home where Heuer now resides just happens to be Heuer the dead lawyer’s former girlfriend and as we re-live the flawed recollections of their murky past—it really poses the question. How do we deal with death?​
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Tuesday's Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip: This Weeks Traveller is A.B Funkhauser

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Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life!

Throw on your pj's and ​climb in the casket with ​this week's guest, funeral director and fiction writer A.B Funkhauser as she takes us on virtual voyage through her memories and dreams relaying the places and times that inspired her.

A.B. Funkhauser is the author of a Dark Humor series and Weibigand Brothers Funeral Home is the setting of her new release, HEUER LOST AND FOUND. Coming this April. 23rd 2015. A visceral journey of two people: one living, one dead.


THE SHADOW RADIO SHOW

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men. Only The Shadow knows...Bwahahahahaha.”

For many my age and younger, knowing the origin of the above might be a bit of a stretch: yet I do. Corny? Yes. Hilarious? Absolutely! The quote, or more correctly…

Get Featured on the Treasured & Tipsy Timeslip: Coming Soon to a Tuesday Near You

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​ Travel and make-believe go hand in hand. Whether we're in the present or the past, in a haunted castle, an enchanted forest or a broken down building, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and traveling the world can bring the imagination to life! So throw on a corset, ​warm up the​ time machine or climb in a casket and take a virtual voyage with ​us​.

I'm lining up spots on my blog. If you want to be featured beginning next Tuesday. Comment, Email or Message me. You will need to name 3-5 of the most whimsical fantastical places you would travel to if you could. It can be in a different era, it can be spooky and/or whimsical. Whatever you want just as long as you name the places and why. Please provide pictures. It's a great opportunity to talk about the setting of your book(s) if you're looking to promote. If you're interested email me raquelle.jackson@gmail.com with your 3-5 places, include what's magical, creepy, intriguing, romantic about it. include stor…

Jillian Jacobs Cover Reveal: Fire’s Field The Elementals Series Book 2

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Fire’s Field
The Elementals Series Book 2 Jillian Jacobs
Book Description:
Bound by a dark enchantment, only an elemental flame can light the way.
Vengeance
Forged in rage and sorrow, a dark witch’s spell travels down her ancestral line to Violet Levina. Enchanted with the power of the entire Electromagnetic spectrum—microwaves, gamma rays, radio waves, Violet is cursed with limitless energy and the obligation to destroy an insidious creature composed of dark matter.
Justice
For over five hundred years, Flint has served as Fire, aiding Earth’s environment and its people as one of four Elementals. Yet only once in his long existence has he been burned. A flaming redhead ignites the embers of his heart, but he finds her resistant to the heat building between them.
Illumination
Knowing she must fulfill her destiny, Violet travels to her ancestral home in Ireland, accompanied by the fiery Elemental. Not fooled by his charms and brazen demeanor, Violet wishes only to shield him from the coming battl…

Looking for a New Book Boyfriend ... Let's Get Irish with Chapter Twenty-Two

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Happy St. Patricks Day! I thought today we could celebrate all things Cullen O'Kelley.
Favourite Drink: Pint of Guinness
Career: Architect
Area of Expertise: Castle Restoration
Hair Colour: Ginger



Excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Two
Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire
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Shivering, I started up the stone path to our front door. I’d loved Cullen’s Tudor-style house from the first visit—it reminded me of Snow White’s cottage with its steeply pitched roof and massive chimney thrusting skyward. My favorite part was the diamond-paned windows, all of which were dark now, except Cullen’s study, which seemed to emit a faint red glow. I quickened my pace, focusing on the lighted window. He was home. He must have been dropped off, though, since his Landrover wasn’t in the drive. Probably one too many pints. My stomach tightened the moment I shut the door and called for him… Only silence answered. I took out my cell and quickly shot him a You home? message. Eyeballing the bottle of shiraz on the…