ARCs for Honest Reviews! Creeping Shadow – A YA Fantasy

Exciting News: Caroline Peckham is releasing her YA fantasy Creeping Shadow on 10th December and is looking for Advanced Readers to read and review. I’m looking forward to Creeping Shadow, sounds very appropriate for my theme this month which is creepy stuff and nonsense leading up to Halloween.

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My Goodness Another Award!!!! The Encouraging Thunder Award




Well, I’m astonished to say that I’ve been struck by another award, this one is a new one for me –

The Encouraging Thunder Award

Thank you to Caroline Peckham  for nominating me for the encouraging Thunder Award.

Here’s a link to her lovely blog, I would really encourage you to take a look:

Caroline Peckham’s YA fantasy series is coming soon to kindle, so keep an eye on her blog for further details.

I’ve been a bit slow regarding this award, apologies Caroline instead of a mighty thunderous response, I’m afraid it’s been more like a slow steady trickle of rain. I’ve had a bit of internet connection problems recently so I’m behind on my posts.

I do kind of like the sound of this award, the name Encouraging Thunder evokes all sorts of fantasy images in my mind. Having said that I’m not going to deceive you I’m not really a storm chaser type of person. I wish I was but I’m not. But, I was once caught in a small scale tornedo in Ibiza many years ago, on a beach that was largely frequented by nudist bathers! Luckily they didn’t get their non-existent clothes destroyed by the tornado! I hasten to add that I was in a bikini, no nudist bathing for me that day! Anyway it was quite an experience, very memorable. It was guess who, yes my husband who acted like a storm chaser extraordinaire busily taking photos of the tornedo, while I did my best to stay  out of trouble, and keep my clothes on!

Here’s some old photos out of my album of Formentera, Ibiza, the tornedo, and my husband and I standing in the calm sea afterwards.





Right I’m getting side tracked so let’s get on to the award with that in mind I’d like to mention the creator of the award, encouraging life, so please do check out this link:

Here’s what it says about the award on the Encouraging Life Blog:

Encouraging Thunder originated from one of nature’s true powers, a crack of thunder from the sky. From the ancient Greek God myth, the most powerful god Zeus uses thunder to banish his enemy. Encouraging Thunder is a symbol that only god can judge us but not us human.

Thunder creates a powerful addition to the blog as an awesome blog award. Raymond, founder, was bestowed upon a thunder medallion by the great nature so he can create a powerful spell Encouraging Thunder to grant powerful protection to other bloggers. It’s a special spell that only bloggers who has true purpose in their life can master it.

As other bloggers are granted the power of thunder, he or she has the permission to post the power of thunder on their blogs as well as sharing the award with other bloggers.

What you can do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Post it on your blog
  • Grant other bloggers with the award

What you can’t do with Encouraging Thunder award?

  • Abuse or misuse the logo
  • Claim that it’s your own handmade logo

What you should do after receiving Encouraging Thunder award:

  • Enjoy the award
  • At least gives thanks via comments and likes and or mentioning the blog who give the award.

So without further ado I’d like to nominate the following blogs for this award:

Dating After Breast Cancer Surgery:

“Photography helps people to see.” ~ Berenice Abbott.

Wild Daffodil. The Joy of Creativity.

“Join me on my journey as I write my first novel” :

Trials of a wannabe published writer:

YA Chit Chat. The Ponderings of YA author.  J. Keller Ford:

Olivia at

Crazy Chinese Family:

 Doru’s  photography blog:

Tell Me About It!


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