Mr. Sagittarius by M J Mallon #NewRelease #Poetry

 

Thank you to best selling romance author Jacquie Biggar for this wonderful blog tour post for Mr. Sagittarius.

The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

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An Introduction – M J Mallon – Sisters of The Fey – Spiritual Sisters

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Hi, I’m Marje, otherwise known as MJ.

Who am I? Which spiritual sister am I? I have never had a sister, sigh, but now I have Colleen, Debby, Adele Marie, myself, and Annette. Isn’t that wonderful? We are the Spiritual Sisters.

I’ve always had a fascination with the alternative, a curiosity about the paranormal, an interest in the zodiac and the like. For a time I worked as an alternative therapist specialising in Aromatherapy and Reflexology. I even did a short course in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT.) It fascinated me, but in truth, I didn’t have a lot of clients. I hadn’t discovered the power of blogging or social media yet. Perhaps, if I had it might have been a different story.

During my time as a therapist, I became quite intuitive and I developed an interest in crystals, auras, and chakras. My first crystal purchase was a malachite.

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I believe the malachite marked the beginning of my transformation!

In this new feature – Spiritual Sisters – which was originally posted on our collaborative blog The Sisters of The Fey, I hope to explore crystals and their properties, the paranormal, and perhaps drop in a few zodiac posts too (I have a particular interest in the Chinese zodiac.) I’ve partially written an MG story set in Edinburgh about a girl and a dragon at Chinese New Year, which I hope to publish in the future. I also hope to share with you my magical connection posts about the wonder of nature, trees and spirit animals.

For the moment I would also like to share with you a focus on protective stones as I believe there is an unexplained presence in our house. There have been some very strange happenings that the female members of our household have noticed. My husband seems to be oblivious!

Including:

  • A disturbing strange vision we saw in the garden.
  • A force (a powerful air draft) pressing against the front door when I leave or enter the house. This is even apparent on a still day with no wind.
  • When I am alone in the house I tend to hear loud noises such as doors slamming, or objects falling which can be very creepy. My daughters and other visitors to our house have noticed this too.
  • My daughter saw a strange ghostly image crouching on the stairs leading to the attic and heard whisperings.
  • There have been unexplained fingerprints on the windows and more disturbing, two bird wingspan marks an equal distance from each other on the back patio doors. I took this photo of one of the sides. Ok, I added some Instagram effects to show you how it made me feel…
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The other day at work I noticed this black shadowed bird-like apparition on a tree… which a friend of mine said is a BOOBRIE –  ‘a shape-shifting bird from the mythology and folklore of the Scottish Highlands’. I’m not sure if this is the case as I work far away from the Scottish Highlands and there are no lochs nearby, but…

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Read more about the Boobrie here: https://intothewonder.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/the-boobrie/

All of these events have happened since a strange black cat appeared in our garden.  He became my cat character Shadow in my book….

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Image courtesy of my good friend, cat and crystal lover, Samantha and her son Alex Marlowe: https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com

It’s not surprising that I wrote about a curse…

The Curse of Time… which is on #free #promo for one day only Friday 21st February 2020.

Universal buying link: http://mybook.to/TheCurseofTime

https://mjmallon.com/2020/02/21/free-promo-the-curse-of-time-book-1-bloodstone-ya-fantasy/

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, cheerio for now from Marje – Spiritual Sisters.

Look for Our Future Posts on our blogs:

Adele Marie Park Author & Personal Blog: Firefly465

Annette Rochelle Aben Author & Personal Blog: Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen M. Chesebro Author & Personal Blog: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry colleenchesebro.com

Debby Gies (aka, D. G. Kaye) Author & Personal Blog: D. G. Kaye, Writer

Marjorie (MJ) Mallon YA/Paranormal Author: mjmallon.com

Mr. Sagittarius – Magical Inspirations #new #release #poetry #shortstories #photography

Thrilled to announce the release of my poetry and prose collection with photographic images. My blog tour started on Sunday the 16th of February with my lovely blog tour hosts, including our very own sister of the fey: Colleen Chesebro today: https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/02/20/2020-conversations-with-colleen-featuring-author-m-j-mallon-marjorie_mallon/

Blurb

Who Is Mr. Sagittarius?

And what is his connection to twin brothers, Harold and William?

When Harold dies he leaves a simple memorial request

Will his sister Annette honour it?

Or, will the magic of the garden ensure that she does.

A magical story expressed via poetry and prose with photographic images.

My magic of trees series in the Sisters of The Fey definitely had a part to play in the creation of this book.

It all began with a touch of magic… in a garden that made me aware of the magic all around me… https://sistersofthefey.com/2018/05/08/a-magic-gate-in-the-city-of-cambridge/

Thereafter, I discovered spirit animals, a robin and a dragonfly…

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/12/21/the-magic-of-the-robin-spirit-animal-encounters-poetry/

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/10/10/the-magic-of-the-dragonfly-poetry-in-motion/

And let’s not forget some truly magical trees… my favourite of these was the evocative weeping willow.

https://sistersofthefey.com/2019/07/11/the-magic-of-trees-the-weeping-willow/

Mr. Sagittarius is a collection of poetry, prose and photographic images inspired by the botanical gardens in Cambridge. It features a variety of my photos including: trees, a robin and a dragonfly! As well as this there are various other photos, several stories, and even some Halloween poems!

Mr. Sagittarius is a magical celebration of the natural world, a story about the circle of life, with an emphasis on the changing seasons of the year and sibling relationships.

Huge thanks to my amazing cover designer and formatter: Rachael Ritchey who has done an amazing job creating the ebook, paperback cover and graphics.

 

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Contents include:

THE GOLDEN WEEPING WILLOW (story and poem plus photo of a dragonfly)
GOLDEN WILLOW TREE (poem and photo)
ROBIN: ETHEREE (poem and photo)
LIFE LESSONS FROM BUDDHA (poem)
LIFE LESSONS FROM CATS – poem – (photo image via Samantha Murdoch’s son: Alex Marlowe)
FROWNING TREE (poem and photo)
RAINBOW CHILD – story – (image of Tourmaline crystal via Samantha Murdoch’s son Alex Marlowe)
FRIENDS FOR TEA (poem)
THE CANDY CORN MONSTER (Halloween poem)
CANDYFLOSS CRITTER (Halloween poem)
MR GHOST WITH EASE (Halloween poem)
DREAMING AT HALLOWEEN (Halloween poem)
ODE TO LOVE –ETERNAL (Ghost/love poem)
LOVE TAKEN BY DEATH: DIAMANTE (poem)
GHOST: SEPTOLET (Ghost poem)
A FACE ON BARK: ETHEREE (poem)
LOLLIPOP SUNSHINE TREE (poem and photo)
FOR MR. SNOWMAN (poem)
SERENA’S CHRISTMAS BUBBLE MONSTER (humorous story and photo)
BUBBLY SNOWMAN KISSES (poem)
THAT TWINKLE IN HER EYES IS MAGIC (poem)
THE OLD MAN OF SNOW AND THE SNOW SNAKE (story)
MY HEART IS A CAVE (poem)
Mr. SAGITTARIUS (story)
Mr. SAGITTARIUS DIED THIS DAY IN THIS SNOW DROP GARDEN (poem/prose/photo of snow drops.)
Love (story)

Amazon UK kindle link:

 

Amazon USA link:

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Sagittarius-Poetry-Prose-Mallon-ebook/dp/B084DQV3HW/

It is now on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51004313-mr-sagittarius

And on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/mr-sagittarius-poetry-and-prose-by-m-j-mallon

This will also be available in full colour paperback. More details about that to come.

The first month’s royalties from the ebook will be donated to the Australian Bush Fires.

2020 Conversations with Colleen ~ Featuring Author, M. J. Mallon @Marjorie_Mallon

 

Thank you to Colleen for this beautifully presented author interview  celebrating the release of my new book: Mr. Sagittarius poetry/prose and photography. It includes a link to her 5 star review too. 🙂

2020 Conversations with Colleen ~ Featuring Author, M. J. Mallon @Marjorie_Mallon

Source: 2020 Conversations with Colleen ~ Featuring Author, M. J. Mallon @Marjorie_Mallon

The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

New Release! Poetry & Prose: Mr Sagittarius by M J Mallon

Thank you to my cover designer and formatter Rachael for this lovely post on the next stop in my blog tour for Mr. Sagittarius. #poetry #prose #photography #new release

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I’ve been revealing a lot of book covers lately, and you might remember having seen this one. Mr Sagittarius by M J Mallon is now available to own, and I’m so excited to share this new book with you! The first month’s profits will be donated toward the Australian Bush Fire Charity.

I was privileged to design the cover for Mr Sagittarius and work with the lovely M J Mallon on its whimsical design. The author’s photography within the book helped to inspire her poetry, and it’s all contained quitely lovingly within a touching story.

Come meet the curious Mr Sagittarius

Where to get your copy

Amazon UK:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084DQV3HW
Amazon US:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084DQV3HW/


Who Is Mr. Sagittarius?

Find Mr Sagittarius on Goodreads too!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51004313-mr-sagittarius

M J Mallon writes YA Fantasy/Paranormal novels, Horror/Ghost short stories and multi-genre flash fiction as well as micro poetry – haiku and Tanka.She shares book reviews, poetry…

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Book Tour With Author M J Mallon And Mr Sagittarius

My next blog stop is at Sherri Matthews lovely blog. Thank you so much for this gorgeous post.

The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

A View From My Summerhouse

Today, I am thrilled to host talented author and lovely friend, M J Mallon. I have had the good fortune of meeting Marje several times, and she is as kind and as friendly as her smile attests.

Marje is on book tour for the launch of her latest release:

Mr Sagittarius

A magical story expressed via poetry and prose with photographic images 

Intrigued from the moment I first saw the title and cover and read the blurb, I was hooked.  Having pre-ordered it and read through it, I can tell you it is a beautifully created work and most delightful story.

So here it is…Mr Sagittarius!

Blurb

Who Is Mr. Sagittarius?

And what is his connection to twin brothers, Harold and William?

When Harold dies, he leaves a simple memorial request

Will his sister Annette honour it?

Or, will the magic of the garden ensure that she does.

Mr…

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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli’s flash fiction challenge this week:

February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by February 18, 2020. Use the comment section below to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

 

So I decided to invent a sugar letter for a prisoner who had taken the rap for his lover…

I’m missing you so much; the days are endless without you. Yesterday, I placed some flowers on Richard’s grave. The cold and I stood shivering by his gravestone. No one was around so I confessed everything. By the time I’d finished, it was getting dark and the tombstones were getting darker.

I feel so guilty with you in prison. Passion drove us to his mess. I wish I’d stuck with Richard’s humdrum, instead of going for your sugar kisses. But, I’d murder again for one sweet kiss.

 

February 13: Flash Fiction Challenge

Hope you enjoyed… I seem to be drawn to murder at the moment. Lol.

By the way Charli did an awesome job of featuring me on my blog tour over at Carrot Ranch here’s the link to the post:

Mr. Sagittarius Blog Tour

COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Mr. Sagittarus,” BY AUTHOR, MJ Mallon, @Marjorie_Mallon

 

Source: COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Mr. Sagittarus,” BY AUTHOR, MJ Mallon, @Marjorie_Mallon

I’m thrilled to announce that I have two five star reviews for Mr. Sagittarius. Thank you to Colleen for the above review. So thrilled. And also to Ritu for her 5 star review too:

YAY!!!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3182711991/

The blog tour for my poetry, prose and photography book, Mr. Sagittarius began with the cutest kitties over at my good friend Sam’s blog:

Sam with her lovely kitties: https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/

The fabulous Charli Mills did me proud at Carrot Ranch: https://carrotranch.com/2020/02/17/mr-sagittarius-blog-tour/

And today – the lovely Sherri is hosting me on her blog:  https://sherrimatthewsblog.com/

So excited! Thank you so much for all your support.

The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

Mr. Sagittarius Blog Tour

Thank you so much to Charli Mills for thos wonderful feature for my blog tour for Mr. Sagittarius. #blog #tour #newrelease #poetry #prose #photography

The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

It’s an absolute delight to welcome author, M J Mallon to Carrot Ranch on her blog tour for her latest book, Mr. Sagittarius. Here at the ranch, our community’s mission is to make literary art accessible. What you decide to do with that art is up to each one of you. It’s always exciting to see a familiar writer achieve an important goal, such as publishing a book. And I’m always interested to know how writers take their raw materials and refine them into something like a collection.

Mr. Sagittarius combines multi-media art — stories, poems, and photography. Much of it was inspired within the greater writing community. M J had to consider what pieces she selected, how she arranged it, and follow a process to completion. So, that’s what I wanted to ask her: How did you take material generated through online challenges and compile them into a collection?…

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