Smorgasbord Invitation to End of Summer Party 26th-28th August – Let’s Dance with Paul Andruss

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On hearing that I was holding my end of summer party at the weekend here on Smorgasbord, Paul Andruss donned his dancing shoes and volunteered some suggestions for music that we might play. As always with Paul you get a lot more that you bargained for and in this post we are warned about the dangers of getting carried away with the conga….

It’s a Party: Let’s Dance by Paul Andruss

Everyone likes to dance at parties, but, believe me you might not be too keen on joining this line dance. Peter Gabriel’s Moribund the Burgermeister tells of the sinister outbreaks of dancing manias afflicting Europe during the Middle-Ages, often between bouts of the Black Death. These dancing plagues were named St Vitus’ or St John’s Dance as they were believed to be curses sent by those respective saints.

People, sometimes even one person, would start dancing erratically. Soon, others…

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The Afternoon Video – And you thought teenagers were tough to get out of bed!

And You Thought Teenagers were Hard to get out of Bed!!

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso

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Please give a warm welcome to Micki Peluso who is joining the Cafe and Bookstore with her memoir And The Whippoorwill Sang which is now in Kindle format.

About the book

It is a day like any other, except the intense heat wave has broken and signs of early fall are in the air.

Around the dining room table of her 100 year old farmhouse Micki Peluso’s six children along with three of their friends eagerly gulp down a chicken dinner. As soon as the last morsel is ravished, the lot of them is off in different directions. Except for the one whose turn it is to do the dishes. After offering her mother a buck if she’ll do them, with an impish grin, the child rushes out the front door, too excited for a hug, calling out, “Bye Mom,” as the door slams shut. For the Peluso’s the nightmare…

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WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour ~ Marcha Fox (21)

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Day 21 of the RWISA author blog tour! We round off week 3 of the Watch Rwisa Write blog tour with the delightful and hard-working author, Marcha Fox. Marcha’s another multi-genre flitter, but sci-fi/fantasy and the supernatural are strong favourites, as we see with this excerpt from her current work in progress…

(Be sure to click the link at the end of this piece for more information about Marcha and her work)

Your Wildest Dreams

by Marcha Fox

I inhaled sharply when I recognized the introductory riff wafting from my favorite 80s station as Your Wildest Dreams by the Moody Blues. Even though I had the original 45 RPM record, the album on cassette tape, and more recently, the CD, I kept them safely locked away so I wouldn’t binge on it. Nonetheless, when KPLV, 93.1 FM in Vegas, got around to playing it every few weeks or so, I’d…

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Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Janice Spina, Gigi Sedlmayer and Sally Cronin

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Welcome to another post where you can showcase your latest reviews. I do try to catch your reviews but it does help if you let me know by emailing sally.cronin@moyhill. I am happy to share your news every four to six weeks to keep you in the spotlight.

The first author with a review today is Janice Spina for book five of her Davey and Derek, Junior Detectives series – The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost

About The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost

Twins Davey and Derek Donato are enlisted by two new characters, Abby and her cousin Holly, to assist them in finding and capturing the spooky beings that haunt their house.

When the boys visit Abby’s house they discover that this old Victorian holds many secrets and shocking revelations.

Davey and Derek soon find that they need the assistance of their Great Aunt Gigi to handle…

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Red River Tales Radio Blog Giveaway

RRR Tales from the Pages Summer Giveaway Show with Judy Alter and Micki Peluso

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On Thursday, August 24, 2017, host Barbara Ehrentreu of Red River Radio Tales from the Pages will be doing her very first giveaway show! Joining here will be authors Judy Alter and Micki Peluso. Judy will be sharing her new book, The Color of Fear. It is part of the Kelly O’Connell Mysteries series. If you are a listener of this show you will remember Judy was a guest last year to discuss her book, The Gilded Cage. A new guest is Micki Peluso author of And the Whippoorwill Sang and her new book, The Cat Who Wanted a Dog, a picture book. Micki will be giving away two free books to the lucky listeners who have placed a comment under the link to the show page. If you do that by one hour before the show on August 24 you will be in the drawing for either her book, And the Whippoorwill Sang or The Cat Who Wanted a Dog. As always, listeners are encouraged to call into the show to either comment or ask questions. Anything can happen on this show and usually does!
Join the fun!! Learn some things not in my book, and post a comment to win either . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang or The Cat Who Wanted a Dog. I will be the second  writer interviewed so listen to Judy Alter and her great book, “The Color of Fear’ while I put my radio blog makeup on and chase away my fear of public speaking. Hope to see all my friends there.

Watch RWISA Write Blog Tour – Beem Weeks #RWISA #RRBC

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Rave Reviews Book Club. One of the objectives of the club is to recognize outstanding talent in its membership. A literary group has been established within RRBC named Rave Writers – International Society of Authors (RWISA). This month the club is featuring these authors on a tour. I will be hosting them throughout the month and I hope you enjoy being introduced to some excellent writing.

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Beem Weeks

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“What’s that word say?”

“That’s an easy one, Daddy. Just sound it out.”

Levi Bacchus can’t read. 36 years old, and he’d never learned the meaning of a single sentence.

“I just ain’t cut out for this, Jamie Lynn.”

The girl’s countenance dropped in disagreement—just like her mother, that one.

“So, you’re a quitter now?” she bellowed, sounding too much like the woman who’d walked out of their lives two years earlier.

Levi took offense. “Mind your manners, Missy. I ain’t…

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