Flights of Fancy ~ Book Blast & Giveaway

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Title: Flight of Fancy

Genre: Poetry/Prose/Short Story

Author: Bernadette Bland

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 64

Language: English

ISBN – 978-1-45028-453-0

Life is filled with emotional highs and lows. Riding the wave of this experience is part of living, but for poet Bernadette Bland, dreaming was even more important. No matter the attitude, mood, or circumstance, Ms. Bland has always believed in the beauty of life. Never to be deterred from her heart’s desire, she has ridden her own life wave with an eye to her dreams and an eye to the beauty of nature.

In her new poetry collection, Flights of Fancy, Ms. Bland shares her imagery with the outside world. She delves into the lavish splendor of nature in “Drifting Grace: God’s Art Show.” She peers behind the protective mask of a weeping clown in “Behind the Mask.” She recalls watching her mother slowly grow old in the poignant “Mama.” In all her words, she reveals her deepest yearnings and fears with selfless honesty.

Flights of Fancy is an example of an imagination set free. Ms. Bland fills her poetry with wonder and will leave you longing to step out into the sun. She is not afraid to depict the sometimes traumatic rollercoaster of life; yet she encourages us to move on, move up, and not look back. Within every word, she calls to the reader, challenging each one of us to never stop dreaming!

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ABOUT BERNADETTE BLAND

Bernadette Bland was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. A news reporter and photographer for many years, her poetry has been published by the National Library of Poetry, the Amherst Society, and the Iliad Press, among others. Ms. Bland lives with her husband in the Capital District of upstate New York.


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Pieces of Me ~ Book Blast & Giveaway

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Title: Pieces of Me

Genre: Poetry

Author: Daron Kenneth

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Pages: 108

Language: English

ISBN – 978-1-46852-289-1

Pieces of Me, is Daron Kenneth’s newest offering of poetry that takes the reader on the real and often surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul. Pieces of Me is an electric journey into some of life’s richest and most memorable moments.

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About the Author ~ DARON KENNETH

Author, Daron Kenneth, a teacher, writer, play wright and poet gives us his current collection of poetry and insightful observations about the things that mean the most: life, love, friendships and relationships.

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Seasons of Poetry ~ Book Blast & Giveaway

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Title: Seasons of Poetry

Genre: Poetry

Author: Ken Ollis

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 108

Language: English

ISBN – 978-0-59527-906-7

A book of verse so plain and clear
To ease the mind and please the ear.
So easy to read, no burdensome lines.
No lingering stories of trouble times.

This poetry is written in a style different from any I have seen before. Each poem is distinctly different from others within the book. Collectively they are entirely different from any book of poetry it has been my pleasure to read. I believe the poems contained in this book will be of interest to anyone regardless of their station or status in life. This is beautiful poetry that is sad at times, passionate and inspiring at others. The reader can expect to be transported away to different times and places.

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About the Author ~ Ken Ollis

My roots are here in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. After leaving for many years I returned to live again among natures beauty and lovely people. My wife and I live in a log cabin on a mountain named Gingercake. We raised two sons and have three grandchildren.

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Dichotomy Book Blast & Giveaway

ABOUT DICHOTOMY: A BOOK OF POEMS AND SONG LYRICS

Title: Dichotomy: A Book of Poems and Song Lyrics

Genre: Poetry

Author: W.C. Wampler

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 112

Language: English

ISBN – 978-0-59544-606-3

Light poetic verse and song lyrics touching the authors search for adventure and balance.

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ABOUT W.C. WAMPLER

My compositions are oratories on my principles and philosophies. I reduce the frills, reveal some belief, and expose them to reality. I commit to memory all that I can, to unite mind, body, and heart. Think to be timeless. Stand and deliver. It?s a performance approach to my art.

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More Than Words ~ Book Blast & Giveaway

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Title: More Than Words

Genre: Poetry

Author: Andrea Shannon

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 168

Language: English

ISBN – 978-1-45026-947-6

Andrea Shannon writes poetry that reflects on life experiences and relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly. This collection of poems will draw you into her world and perhaps give you a closer look into your own. As you read, you will find yourself saying, “I know someone like that” or “I was in the same situation at one time”. See how many of your family, friends and acquaintances you can identify in these pages.

You’ll find no flowery prose here; each poem is real, raw and straightforward. Ms. Shannon tells it like it is and doesn’t pull punches. Her writing takes you straight to her heart, exposing all the joy and pain, laughter and tears, anger and fear that come wrapped up in this thing we call life. This is a collection you will want to read again and again.

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About the Author ~ Andrea Shannon

ANDREA SHANNON began writing poetry in her high school years. Even then, it was noted that she had a unique style of writing. Her collection of poems is based on life experiences and observations. Andrea currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband of 25 years. She is the mother of two and grandmother of three.

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Straight From My Heart Book Blast & Giveaway

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Title: Straight From My Heart
Author: Jacqui DeLorenzo
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Inspirational/Self-Discovery
Pages: 136
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-47593-972-9

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Straight from My Heart presents a collection of true stories and poetry written by a woman who has helped others to discover their true selves. It shares her journey as her life is touched by others.

Author Jacqui DeLorenzo shares several inspiring tales of hope and courage intended to resonate with anyone who has suffered a hardship or the loss of a loved one. She considers whether there is life after death. She also ventures on journeys to the other side of the rainbow—to a place where there is no pain and no illness. She goes to a place where we can find love in our hearts, peace in our souls, and happiness in our lives again, even when it seems that all has been lost along the way.

Each story seeks to open hearts, touch souls, and encourage all to believe in what is possible. Through the personal journeys of DeLorenzo, her friends, her hospice patients, and their caregivers, Straight from My Heart provides the opportunity to know and understand that life continues after this life on earth. We need to open our hearts to the positive energy and the spirit of loved ones who are on the other side waiting to greet us with open arms when it is our turn to journey to the other side.

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About the Author

Jacqui DeLorenzo, MS, LMHC, works part-time at North Shore Community College assisting students in achieving their goals. Her mission is to guide each student to healthy self-esteem and success in their journey through life. She received her master’s degree from Salem State University in psychological services and counseling. This is her second book.

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