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My Place: Rediscover Wuthering Heights with Sue Barnard

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Today, we have a special treat in store for you at My Place: Wuthering Heights, the dark, weather-beaten setting for Emily Brontë’s classic novel of the same name. My author friend Sue Barnard has recently published a beautiful novel, Heathcliff – The Unanswered Questions Finally Answered?, in which she explores the years of young Heathcliff’s absence from Wuthering Heights, and his subsequent return. Well worth a read!

So off to Wuthering Heights we go. Over to Sue...

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WITHERING TOPS?
“Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr Heathcliff’s dwelling, ‘Wuthering’ being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather. Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed; one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.  …

My Place: Explore ancient north-east Britannia with Nancy Jardine

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I'm delighted to welcome back bestselling author Nancy Jardine from her home in modern-day north-east Scotland to tell us about the area under Roman control, well, or at least their attempt to keep control over the vast, often wide-spread settlements of the ancient tribes.

I've been a keen reader of Nancy's novels, especially her Celtic Fervour series, and her latest instalment will be released soon. If you love ancient history, make sure to check them out!

Now, over to Nancy...
North-east Britannia A.D. 84

The Late Iron Age tribes of north-east ‘Scotland’ left no writing for study. There are no descriptions of the landscape they inhabited, the food they ate, their thoughts on the climate or about their neighbours. So how do I create a credible setting for my characters in Agricola’s Bane, Book 4 of my Celtic Fervour Series? (due Autumn 2018)
The main text I can refer to comes with an Ancient Roman perspective since Cornelius Tacitus wrote about the military campaigns of his …

Book Blast: Another Five Minutes by Destiny Booze

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Today, I welcome author Destiny Booze to my blog, as part of her Goddessfish Promotions Book Blast tour for her romantic suspense novel, Another Five Minutes. Apart from sharing an enticing excerpt with us, there's also a chance to win!

Welcome, Destiny. Over to you!



Another Five Minutes by Destiny Booze 
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GENRE: Romantic Suspense
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BLURB:
Loving him is easy.

Fearing him is necessary.
Trusting him could be a deadly mistake.
Born deaf and living with an anxiety disorder, Brooke Hartley manages life in five-minute intervals. It’s all she can do to get out of bed each morning. She’s hidden inside her sister’s apartment for over a year.
Everything changes when Brooke’s sister goes missing. Her fragile world crashes. She is desperate to find her, and she’ll need help.
Haunted by a past he needs to forget, Scott Derrico keeps to himself until his gallery manager, Autumn Hartley, suddenly disappears. He is forced out of his isolation to help a woman that needs him with a terr…

Welcome Mary Anne Yarde, author of The Du Lac Chronicles

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Today, I’m delighted to welcome author Mary Anne Yarde, who is celebrating the release of book 4 in her bestselling TheDu Lac Chronicles series, The Du Lac Prophesy. Many congratulations!

Set in the magical times of King Arthur, during what we call ’the dark ages’, her series explores the aftermath of those fabled days of Avalon. Intrigued? Oh, I am. 

Over to Mary Anne...
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Welcome to the Dark Ages. Welcome to the Land of King Arthur. By Mary Anne Yarde.
I have been fascinated with the life and times of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table since I was a child — I guess growing up a stone’s throw from Glastonbury (The Ancient Isle of Avalon) may have had something to do with that.
 My book series, The Du Lac Chronicles, tells the story of what happened after the death of Arthur, and continues the story of his Knights and their sons. But to write about the end of Arthur’s reign, I needed to know about the beginning. A not so easy task, it turned out.
The history of a historical Arth…