Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update #Reviews – #Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Suspense Joan Hall

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the first of the weeks Cafe updates with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first review is for M.J. Mallon’s new release of Bloodstone (The Curse Of Time Book 1) – Book 2 is following shortly. About the book Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an… Continue reading Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore Update #Reviews – #Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Suspense Joan Hall

Exciting week -book and a BBC Radio 4 Interview

It’s all happening, official British launching of my book, my BBC Radio 4 interview. On 28th September, my book will officially be published in th UK. There is also a possibility to review the book on the publisher’s site. The book has already been available in the USA since 5th August. https://www.bookguild.co.uk/bookshop/book/288/Why%20Didn’t%20They%20Leave%3F/ So whoever is kind enough to want to review my book on Amazon, … Continue reading Exciting week -book and a BBC Radio 4 Interview

Mystery and pitfalls of Amazon book reviews.

While my book has already been available in the USA since the beginning of August, it will only be available in the UK on 28th September. I have spoken to writers friends about Amazon reviews and their pitfalls. Of course, I would love it if people who read my book could post a review on Amazon, preferably both sides of the Atlantic ( copy and … Continue reading Mystery and pitfalls of Amazon book reviews.

Some readers like my novel, will my relatives like it, too?

I can’t wait for my readers to review the book on Amazon and Goodreads, but because of Amazon’s rules it can’t be before 28th September, and even then people shouldn’t rush because apparently when too many people try to review the book on the same day, Amazon gets suspicious. So I have to be patient. Not my forte! My publisher received these 3 wonderful short … Continue reading Some readers like my novel, will my relatives like it, too?

Why I will never forget 21st August 1968

Soviet invasion 21 August 1968, the Soviet Bloc armies invaded Czechoslovakia. Thirty years later, I talked about it with my son Adam. He was 11 then. “So, what did the Czech army do? Did many people die?” “No, Adam, there was no fighting. The radio was asking everybody to keep calm. People were demonstrating, shouting in Russian at the soldiers on tanks to go home. … Continue reading Why I will never forget 21st August 1968

When you read my book after 28th September, if you like it could you review it? Please?

It is exactly one month before my novel’ official publishing day. 28th September. The book is already available in paperback, the e-book doesn’t come for another month. Some of my friends and family already have my paperbacks from the author’s copies I received. I am nervous. Suddenly I have a crazy idea that it might be a good book. Will other people think so? This … Continue reading When you read my book after 28th September, if you like it could you review it? Please?

A simple summary of the historical background of my novel.

1918-1945 Czechoslovakia became independent after the breakup of the  Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918 when the WW1 finished. It used to be an independent kingdom of Bohemia but despite still keeping the name, it was ruled by the Austrians since 1620. Czechoslovakia after 1918 was a prosperous democratic republic. Prague had a long history of Jewish inhabitants, and the Old New Synagogue in Prague , built … Continue reading A simple summary of the historical background of my novel.

What has my book Why didn’t they leave? has in common with Good King Wenceslas carol?

The date my book will be published by Book Guild publishers is 28th September, it is a holiday in Czechia, the Czech Statehood Day. copyright ©jorisvo/123RF.COM It is the anniversary of the assassination of king Vaclav- the Good king Wenceslas from the English Christmas carol. He was sainted and is the patron of Czech lands. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenceslaus_I,_Duke_of_Bohemia I don’t quite understand why the anniversary of his … Continue reading What has my book Why didn’t they leave? has in common with Good King Wenceslas carol?