Monday, January 26, 2015

Six Months To Get A Life Tour

About Six Months To Get A Life
 Graham Hope had it all – a wife, two perfect children, a detached house in the suburbs and a huge TV.

He now has an ex-wife, lives in his parents’ spare room and gets the kids and the dog at weekends.

He might be lost and lonely, but Graham is not a victim. Six months from today he will be forty-three. He vows to sort this mess out by his birthday. He gives himself six months to get a life.

Will Graham play a meaningful role in his boys’ lives?

Will his mates take him under their wing?
Will he move out of his childhood home?

More importantly, will he ever have sex again?

For Graham, failure is not an option.
Warning: if you are looking for a sanctimonious self-help book, then ‘Six Months to Get a Life’ is NOT for you.

About the Author
 Like a lot of people, Ben went to school, then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job, a house and a family. And then his mid-life crisis kicked in.  

Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious, Ben started writing. Not in the way that Forest Gump started running, but at least he started.  He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile.  Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed-time.

For some reason, his boys didn’t seem interested in his tales of every-day life, relationships, family, trauma, farce and the occasional bit of debauchery.  They preferred JK someone or other.

Following his short-lived career as a children’s author, Ben now concentrates on writing stories for grown-ups.  He writes for people who have lived, loved, worked, strived and suffered – people like him. People like you.

Ben lives in south west London with his two boys, his dog and his constant stream of girl-friends.  He dreams a lot too.


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Poetry Is...??? Tour +Giveaway


Poetry is...a book of self-expression through poems about life, love, forbidden love, desires, and nature. This book also includes quotes written by the poet and short articles. Poems featured are: "The Disease," "Clouds of Gray," "inkstand," "Mountain Spring," and "Dreams vs. Reality."

About Poetess

Jeniann is the owner at Poetry is...which is a blogging business of her own personal poetry and also a blog to help spread the word of poetry and teach the world that poetry is an excellent choice to write and read. Jeniann is a firm advocate for poetry publishing and writing poetry.

Jeniann is also a five time self-published poetess. Her books have been in the top ten best selling list on Amazon in the past and her current ratings stand at 4.5. She has published the following books: Expressions on Life Book One, Expressions and Letters, Phraseology and Letters, Collection of 25 Days of Christmas Poetry, and her recently re-release of Poems, Dreams & More. She is currently working on her next book of poetry collections.

Jeniann is a past student at Capella University. She has made both the President's and Dean's list for outstanding academic achievements and she currently holds a 4.0 GPA in her studies. She is hoping to graduate with a Bachelor in Science in Business with a specialized degree in Finance.

Jeniann was born in Whitefish, Montana in 1972. She was raised in Eureka, Montana most of her younger years. She was the youngest of four children and the only surviving girl. Jeniann attended Rexford Elementary school her kindergarten year and the following year she transferred to Eureka Elementary School where she graduated from the eighth grade in 1987. She the attended Lincoln County High School until her junior year when she moved from Eureka to Medford, Oregon with her mother and stepfather.


The Disease

I was the disease that you never wanted,
I played games with your heart,
Whenever you looked into my eyes,
You couldn't handle the rush of emotions,
The feeling of falling,
Not knowing if I would be there to pick you up,
You played the role of gun and bullet,
Out to kill the disease that was aching at your heart,
Knowing that the disease is what you wanted,
But the pride is the bigger enemy to love,
Love would mean letting go,
Twirling out of control,
The shivers and shakes,
The withdrawals,
The heart breaking when you weren't with me,
Was all but the disease eating at you,
And you turned your back,
Walked away and killed the disease
With the bullet with words of lies,
Because I was the disease you wanted all a long.


as i sit here today
trying to figure out
how to say
that my mind is about

to call it quits and
just walk away,
let the inkstand
rust and collapse in dismay

keep these words
‘let the inkstand rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

take my chances to ride away
chasing a this crazy dream
it seems as if am about to betray
myself in my own crazy dream

so as i sit here today
trying to figure out
how to say
that my mind is about

to call it quits
just walk away
let the inkstand
rust and collapse in dismay

keep these words
“let the inkstand  rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

the dreamer in me
in which my hands only wrote
just let it be
within this note

keep these words
“let the inkstand rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

Mountain Spring

So beautiful and gentle
Tinkling down
So amble
Moving forth, as to drown

My wailing cry
Of a broken heart
Please do not deny
As we depart

From this earth
And to reign in heaven
That our love was worth
And we were chosen

To love not deceit
Angel sings of
Music so sweet
As doves

Symbol our love
So beautiful and gentle
Tinkling down
So amble…

Moving forth, as to drown
Their cries, of bells to ring
To hear such sound
At the mountain spring

Dreams vs. Reality

I had it all at one time…
My moment in life
Where I thought everything
Was perfect and nothing
Could take that away,

It was only a year ago
When you were in my life
Sitting around chatting
Listening to your stories
Hearing your laughter
Seeing your smile,

But all I have now
Is memories and regrets

If I knew that telling you
How I felt would have
Cost me everything
I would have not told
You, but the feelings
Were so strong,

When we weren’t together
The emptiness
Felt like a frozen waterfall,
Just frozen in time
With love yearning
To show you

Then when we were together
The feelings were so true
As if God had put you there
To save me from falling off
That cliff that I was teetering on

Where dreams come true
Or they fell apart
Instead of waiting for you
I jumped off and told you
That I loved you

And now here I am
A year later still waiting
And only loving you
In my dreams at night.

Clouds of Gray

I awake with clouds of gray
Hanging over this head of mine
Skies are gloomy, sad looking
Upon my face

It feels if there is no way
To make the sun shine
Or to hear the birds sing
Searching for God’s grace

At the end of the day
Hoping God will give me a sign
Just a small ping
If it is only to embrace

When I bow my head to pray
Knowing His love is divine
He will take this aching
Heart and replace it

I can say
That today will be fine
And the birds will sing
The clouds will erase

And the sun will shine
Upon my face

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(Giveaway: 1 Autographed Copy of New Release Book Poetry Is...??? & 1 $5.00 Amazon Gift Card)

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two Dogs and a Suitcase Tour +Giveaway

Two dogs and a suitcase, the title says it all: what we have and where we are. This book, the sequel to Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure, follows our French exploits as we endeavour to rebuild our lives in another new country, after spending four and half years in Australia. Our goal, or hope for the immediate future, is to focus positively on the present, so that we can start a new, optimistic future back in Europe. Our main aim is to be nearer to the children, leaving the dark clouds of the challenges we faced in Australia as a distant memory. Journey with us as we arrive in rural South West France; enjoy my reflections, thoughts, and observations about my family, our new surroundings, and our lifestyle. Follow the journey of my writing career and how we start our renovation project while managing our convoluted family life. Once again, we will laugh, cry, and enjoy life to the fullest with a generous helping of positive spin thrown in for good measure.

Author Bio
Author Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich and raised in rural Suffolk, UK. Sarah Jane is a wife, mother, ex-qualified nurse and now an Internationally published author. Married three times with four children, three stepchildren and two playful Australian Cattle dogs she an experienced modern day mum to her 'Brady bunch', but she loves every minute of their convoluted lives.

Two Dogs and a Suitcase

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