Amie: An African Adventure by Lucinda E Clarke

I don’t remember seeing this before Tanya – thank you so much 🙂

T. R. Robinson Publications

51-ano4yiflFrom the start readers will recognise this author has an excellent command of words. The way the scenes, emotions, tensions, etc. are conveyed draws the reader in enabling them to easily visualise the situations, disappointments, apprehensions and fears the protagonist, Amie, encounters and experiences. Occasionally it may appear the author is going to go into too much detail however, she never does. The information provided enables the reader to fully comprehend what is happening without every minute and unnecessary aspect or detail being drawn out. The reader is never left wondering. The words more than paint a picture.

It is sometimes possible to mistake this for a memoir, which it is not. For example, the disappointment felt on a family visit is heartfelt and realistically imparted. The author is evidently an acute observer of people and life. It is also clear she has drawn upon her own experiences.

It would…

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Lucinda E Clarke

A great idea to feature books that travel the world and help build bridges through greater understanding. Thank you Rebecca 🙂

Bendideia Publishing

Bendideia Publishing welcomes Lucinda E Clarke today, and she’ll talk a bit about her award-winning Amie in Africa series.

  • Amie African Adventure
  • Amie and the Child of Africa
  • Amie Stolen Future
  • Amie Cut for Life
  • Amie Savage Safari

Link to Amie video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhMEGM9apRM

Who Is Amie

About the Books

Location: The stories are all set in the mythical country of Togodo, a cross between Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. I also include a visit to Zimbabwe and to Durban where I lived for many years.

Genre: Adventure / thriller

Audience: Suitable for teens onwards, very little swearing or sex. I’d be happy for my grandchildren to read them.

Time period: set in the 1990s through to modern day.

LUCINDA IN VIENNA

Interview

Tell us a little about Amie African Adventure.

After I wrote my personal autobiography where all the facts were in place, I stepped out of my comfort zone and wondered…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – A Year in the Life of Leah Brand: A #Psychological Thriller by Lucinda E. Clarke

A huge thank you to Sally for her tireless work helping other authors. She is the best

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Congratulations to Lucinda E.Clarke on the release of her latest book A Year in the Life of Leah Brand: A Psychological Thriller and for the terrific reviews it is already receiving.

About the book

Leah’s nightmare began the day the dog died.

A few years earlier a fatal car crash took the lives of Leah’s beloved husband and their two babies, leaving her disabled. Life looked bleak. She was approaching forty, unemployed, broke and desperate.

Then she met Mason. He was charming, charismatic, persuasive, and a successful businessman, well respected in the community. His teenage daughter did nothing to welcome Leah into the family, but life is never perfect.

Then, two years into her second marriage, Leah Brand’s world is turned upside down; inanimate objects in the house move, her clothes are left out for the rubbish collection, pieces of furniture change places, there are unexplained noises and hauntings.

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Layman’s guide to understanding scientific research

Love these – the real truth!

bluebird of bitterness

“It has long been known…” I didn’t look up the original reference

“A definite trend is evident…” These data are practically meaningless

“While it has not been possible to provide definitive answers to the questions…” An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published

“Three of the samples were chosen for a detailed study…” The other results didn’t make any sense

“Typical results are shown…” This is the prettiest graph

“In my experience…” Once

“In case after case…” Twice

“In a series of cases…” Three times

“It is believed…” I think

“It is generally believed…” A couple of other people think so too

“According to statistical analysis…” Rumor has it

“A statistically-oriented projection of the significance of these findings…” Wild guess

“A careful analysis of available data…” Several pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over my coffee mug

“It is clear that additional work will be required…

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Book Launch for Silent PayBack ~ Can you help?

Let’s support our other writers – this is sure to be a great read.

anita dawes and jaye marie

I never thought this day would come, but here it is!

Sink or swim, Silent PayBack is now out there, waiting for me (and lots of other people, God willing!) to promote our socks off!

SPayBack.jpegA city on edge… a detective on shaky ground…

A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for the next victim.
When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his battle against his secret demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?
As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.
With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case before more women die?

Now on Pre-sale!

Pre order banner.pngAt long last, Silent PayBack is finished and now on Amazon for Pre-sale until 22nd October at the reduced price…

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Gaslight-paranormal-and-just-a-bit-romantic-police-procedural #GenreMashup! PLUS #BookReview of Moon Over London by @ShawnaReppert #TuesdayBookBlog #humor

all the genres you ever wanted to know – or maybe not -where are the cowboys?

Barb Taub

NOTE: Amish Vampires in Spaceis an actual, published book. In fact, it’s part of a series (volume 2 is of course, Amish Zombies From Space). I could not make this up. 

In my recent blog here, I promised some short reviews of recent reads that have two things in common: they’re part of a larger series, and they’re genre mashups. So before we start, it seems like a good time to revisit an earlier blog piece on related genres and see just what that might mean. With the assistance of the ever-helpful plot generator,  I’ve created a little story blurb with some genre notes that should cover most of the genres listed.


The Enchanted Hereditary Seal Of The Cozy Mysteries Society
by Barb Taub

Lower Cows Wallop, the diabetic coma-inducing sweet little village that time forgot, holds a secret.

Justa Minute-You has the perfect life working as…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – The York Chocolate Story Part One

Another great blog from Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted that over the next five weeks, author Robbie Cheadle will be sharing the The York Chocolatestory with us, following her recent trip to the UK.. And I will be featuring a different Sir Chocolate Story and Cookbook each week.

The York Chocolate Story – Part One – Mary Tuke and the Rountree brothers

My family and I visited York on our recent trip to the UK. I had no idea that York has a great chocolate making past or that this city is the UK’s home of chocolate.

Mary Tuke

Mary Tuke was born in York in 1695, to a prominent Quaker family; her grandfather was one of 4,000 people jailed for their beliefs in the 1660s.

In 1725, Mary opened a shop in Walmgate selling groceries. Her shop specialised in selling tea, coffee and cocoa, the last of which was sold as a solid cake. During the…

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