Blogger’s Books: Jack Eason

I have featured Suffolk-based blogger and writer Jack Eason here before, with his excellent novel ‘Race Against Time’. Now I am happy to get the chance to promote his latest book, which is on sale for just 0.99p, and free for Kindle Unlimited users.

This is the synopsis.

A science-fiction story with a difference.

Apart from chronicling the ultimate change of life for a select few individuals, it questions all accepted ideas by closeminded academics that leave no room for alternative thinking by some among their number.

It is also about a woman born ten years after the Romans left Britannia forever and a man born in the twentieth century.

Add to that everything that is currently environmentally wrong with our planet today, and you have all the necessary ingredients for an enthralling tale.

You can find out more about Jack and his other books by following the links below. Please try to find time to support another one of the great writers in our community.

Here is a link to Jack’s blog, where you can find out more, and read his many interesting articles.


Suzan managed to get an online interview with the successful Indian author Sandhya Menon, who now lives and works in America. You can read that interview in the link, and discover more about her books too.

Magical BookLush.

Hello people. I am here to welcome you to the much-awaited interview of Sandhya Menon, an author who wrote many books like When Dimple Met Rishi series,From Twinkle, with Love and many more awesome books. I was given the opportunity to interview her, so here I am with the interview questions. So without any further ado let’s start with today’s post, shall we?

There will be 3 parts of this post:

  1. Introduction to the author.
  2. Post related to the author.
  3. The interview questions.

So let’s start with the introduction to the author.

About Sandhya Menon.

Sandhya Menonis anIndian Americanauthor based inColorado, USA. She is the author ofNew York TimesbestsellerWhen Dimple Met RishiandFrom Twinkle, with Love. Menon grew up inIndiaand is a die-hard fan ofBollywoodfilms. She moved to the US fromIndiawhen she was fifteen years old.She had a hard time growing up in two different cultures and says that…

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Guest Post: Stevie Turner

I am very happy to present a story from Stevie.
She is a published writer, and a very engaged blogger. Her own sites can be found here.

This is Stevie’s own introduction.

‘Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy discovering my contemporary women’s fiction, suspense stories and humorous novels, reading their reviews, and also finding out more information about me. Every now and then I’ll be interviewing interesting people, adding a newsletter, and also giving away a copy or two of my books on my Competitions/Giveaways page.
I am a part-time medical secretary who has been writing poems and stories for years as a hobby, but now in middle age I’ve decided to try and put in place what I’ve been wanting to do all for ages – to publish my books and make a living as an author. I know it will be a hard road to travel, and at the moment I’m at the start of the journey, but who knows what’s around the corner? However, there is something I do know; whatever is coming at me I shall look forward to…….

I am married with an ever-expanding immediate family, and I live in the beautiful countryside of East Anglia in the UK. I gain inspiration while walking along the country footpaths and byways around my village. I like to read autobiographies, biographies, fiction with a biting wit, realistic family dramas, and faction (fiction based on fact). I have tried desperately to expand my preferences to include other genres, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work for me. I am happy to read and review Indie books that incorporate my preferred genres, so contact me at if you have a book you think I’d like which needs a review.
To date I have published 8 novels, 4 novellas, and 18 short stories. My short story collection, Life, is available free to anybody who signs up to my mailing list. I am pleased to have won a New Apple Book Award and a Readers’ Favorite Gold star for ‘A House Without Windows’, and to have come third in the 2016 Drunken Druid Book Awards with ‘Repent at Leisure’. My suspense screenplay ‘For the Sake of a Child’ is currently being read by an independent film production company in Los Angeles.
My (sometimes) humorous memoir ‘Waiting in the Wings’, is now available on Amazon.’

And here is her story.

‘A Single Red Rose’.

She always took a bunch of flowers to her father’s grave every year on the anniversary of his passing. Her brother Steven had never bothered, but it assuaged her guilt somewhat at not having been the daughter he’d wanted her to be. She had never felt close to him at all, but now he was safely in the afterlife she could tend his grave and ensure the marble stone bearing his name was kept relatively free of moss.

The cemetery was bathed in warm dappled light on that late summer’s afternoon. Suzy parked at the entrance and picked up her bag containing gardening and cleaning equipment, idly re-reading the now familiar poignant inscriptions as she strolled along the path between lines of graves towards where Desmond Warren rested for eternity.

The path ended by a yew tree under which lay her father in a pre-paid family plot big enough for two. Suzy gazed at the grave in surprise, remembering with an ironic smile her mother’s wishes to be buried as far away from Desmond as it was possible to achieve. The tombstone was sparkling in the sunshine, but not a weed or clump of moss could be seen. She was further intrigued to discover one flower lying on top of the gravel chippings; a single red rose.

The petals had not withered, and there were no signs of decay. Suzy checked all around her, but nobody else was in view. She picked up the rose and inhaled its heady scent, pushing back memories of dripping cut flowers and her mother’s precious crystal vase as it shattered against the conservatory wall.

She replaced the rose, noticing at the same time how the chippings underneath it had been disturbed. Suzy dug down a little deeper into the gravel and pulled at the corner of a white card which had been secured by the weight of stones above. The card depicted a printed photo of her father as a younger man standing smiling with his arm around her mother’s waist. She recognised the background as that of her parents’ favourite beach, Southwold, on the Suffolk coast.

The card begged to be opened. Blinking back tears, Suzy read the words that her mother had written in the shaking hand of illness and old age:

‘Des, much water has gone under the bridge since that terrible day when I could stand no more pain. The years without you have been the happiest I’ve known, but your life was cut short before I’d gained enough insight and wisdom to realise why you were the man you were. Forgive me. I was young with two children who needed a loving and secure home.

I cannot turn back the clock and undo the wrong I did, but now at the end of my life I ask for your forgiveness. Here with you is where I want to lie when the Lord feels fit to take me. Steven knows my wishes, and brought me here today. I remain as always, your wife, Alice’.

There were no kisses or declarations of love. Suzy sighed, shovelled some of the chippings to one side, and re-buried the card. Then she laid her bouquet next to her mother’s, stood up, and quickly walked away.

Stevie has an Amazon page too.

Please check out her sites, and see what she has to offer.

Unfit Magazine: Volume 3

Volume three of this great magazine is now available to order.

Featuring Orson Scott Card, Philip K. Dick, Eric Del Carlo, David R. Grigg, Nathan Susnik, Ernest Hogan and Adithi Rao. Edited by Daniel Scott White.
This magazine is about the ways in which technology-based data may be used to change our view of reality. In the future, what will we crave more, simulated reality or our own senses? Here are stories that warp our perception of the world in some very surprising ways.

-In “Ender’s Game” (the short story) by Orson Scott Card, we meet Ender Wiggins, the young trainer of a team of cadets preparing to engage an enemy in an augmented simulation.
-“Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick plays with the idea that there are ‘caretakers’ behind the visible world keeping us to ‘the plan’.
-“Purchasing Power” by Eric Del Carlo is about a future in which commercialization is taken to an aggressive level using augmented reality.
-“The Pink Life (La Vie En Rose)” by Nathan Susnik tells the story of technology aimed at making life look great when it is anything but that.
-“Enhancement” by David R. Grigg details a woman on vacation and an unexpected outcome in her virtual experience.
-“PeaceCon” by Ernest Hogan involves a whole cast of characters involved in manipulation of the senses for commercial purposes through the use of deceptive technology.
-“The Making of Truth: Satya” by Adithi Rao is a real look into the film-making process in Bollywood.

Published by fellow blogger and author, Daniel Scott White, Unfit Magazine is available from both, and Amazon UK at great value prices.
Here are some links.

Blogger’s Books: Teagan Geneviene

I am always happy to promote new books published by fellow bloggers. Teagan is no exception, and I am pleased to feature her new novel. She is an American, a published author, and a blogger too. And what a blogger! Generous, involved, and engaged, she is an example to us all of what a good blogger is all about. As well as promoting her own writing, she is to be found popping up all over, with her encouraging comments, and witty asides. I have never met her, but I wish I had.

Her latest book is something unusual, and all the more exciting for that too.

Imagine asking people to give you three random things. Then combine those into blog posts, eventually constructing a novel around the same theme. Not easy, we would all agree. But Teagan pulled it off with aplomb, in her latest book, ‘Murder At The Bijou’.

Imagine the time, the ‘Jazz Age’, and the place, Georgia in America’s sultry south. Add the exploits of a flapper, the unusual construction, and you have something fresh and unique in fiction. If you think that this is something that would appeal to you to buy and read, please investigate the links that follow.

And if you would like to know more about Teagan, and her other novels, here is a link to her site.

Here is a short bio too, supplied by Teagan.
Author Bio ― Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene
I’m sure you’ve seen the same advice I always see for us Indies – You must have a blog to promote your work! Well, I couldn’t bear the thought of droning on about my novel (Atonement, Tennessee) with every post. Instead, I modified a writing exercise I created for myself long ago. I brought that exercise to my blog (Teagan’s Books). I had the readers send me three random things. I let the random things drive every detail of a serial story, setting, plot, and characters. That resulted in The Three Things Serial Story, which gave birth to my current release, a culinary mystery. However, this time the “things” are food related — or ingredients. So that one is Murder at the Bijou — Three Ingredients I. At reader request, I’ve finally published both of those serials in book form.

I’m a southerner by birth, but I was “enchanted” by the desert southwest of the USA when I moved to New Mexico. Like the old John Denver song, I had come home to a place I’d never been before. The truth is, I wish every day that I had never left. However, many things about the southeast – the deep south made an impact that remains with me. Following the advice, “Write what you know,” many of my stories have a southern setting.
You can also visit me at:

Please check out one of her links, and that new book. You won’t be sorry!