There is always a filament of truth in every woven word.~M
Today I’m pleased to announce the release of a new favorite children’s book of mine, “Tales from the waterhole, by Michael Coates. I had the privilege of editing this book for Michael, and I’m so excited to see it in print at last! There’s nothing quite like seeing someone’s words finally come to life, and I can’t wait to get my copy. Michael has released his book in four different formats. I have listed the links below if any of you are interested in buying a copy for yourself.
Have a wonderful week!
Here is the link to the specialized hardcover version on Lulu.
Or, if you’re a fan of Amazon, you can buy the book in three different formats over there, with an audible version coming soon.
Please leave comments for Michael by clicking here.
Today I’m excited to share the book, “Breaking the Mask,” written by a dear old friend of mine, Anthony Johnson (Aka Henry Game). Anthony was one of the first friends I made on WordPress, and I’m so happy to share his very first book with all of you. If you’re able, please share this post. Thanks! 😉 ~M
The book is Historical Fantasy that spans from 1530s England to the present day in New York City. It is a story of regret, of ambition; adventure; failure; love. But most of all, it is a story of finding forgiveness.
It is available on Amazon worldwide and will soon be available on all major distribution platforms as a POD service.
A brief introduction:
When you have decided that your time is at an end, and that it will come by your own hand, the countdown to the final event is when your deepest regret will come for you, and hard.
Yet for Henry, almost 500 years old, the newfound purpose of living to die has finally given him clarity. Life without the promise of death is meaningless and cyclical. The only thing left that scares him now is dying without explaining his actions, without saying he’s sorry for what he has done.
He uses his last days to set pen to paper, to gather his journals and accounts. His focus is finally clear, death has given him the impetus required to face his greatest shame before it is too late. He will tell his story, and be what may, he will have a clean conscience when the time comes to die.
The hope is to seek forgiveness from the son he shamelessly abandoned only days after the birth. Even if it is only words and memories that he offers, it is surely better than nothing. Yet what he creates is not just a recounting of secret history, it is also an honest explanation, a confession, of his darkest deeds and gravest sins; it is a parable that he hopes his own flesh and blood can learn from and hopefully not repeat the same mistakes.
The entries range from early sixteenth century to the present day; from setting the dinner table for evening meal on Good Friday 1532, to sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in 1814, onward to the war with the USA; from scaling the tower of Pope Clement VII, to eating gingerbread in the company of three extremely bizarre sisters and a very greedy young Germanic girl named Gretel.
We travel with Henry as he transforms from an innocent child into what he must become in order to survive the trials placed in his path. As those closest to him die, Henry turns away from love, allowing anger to fill the void. Rage becomes the fuel that stokes his fire. And he uses this inferno to numb the pain of loss. Before long we have a man with a good heart that does terrible things, and all in the name of revenge. Sweet, sweet revenge.
Amazon-US – Breaking the Mask
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Amazon-AU – Breaking the Mask
Anthony hails from Bolton, England.
He has a passion for research and history, picking at the seams of documented events to unravel fresh perspective.
He now lives in Australia with his wife, two boys, dog, cat, & three chickens.
Breaking The Mask is his debut novel.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck
Sigh….. If only there were more Erma Bombecks in this world. She was an extraordinary woman and I miss her. ~M
Photo credit: https://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ddn_archive/2012/03/22/erma-bombeck/