Liars and Thieves – Book Launch Central

Welcome to Launch Central for Liars and Thieves, the opening book of the fantasy series: Unraveling the Veil. Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers… [follow the link below to continue reading]

Liars and Thieves – Book Launch Central

HELLO READERS

I’m reblogging  – because there’s a wealth of information here if you enjoy reading.

There’s a blog tour that happened to launch the first book in this fantasy series by author D Wallace Peach and the list of bloggers, together with books they have written, is included. If you’re an avid reader, if you enjoy fantasy, then Liars and Thieves (Unravelling the Veil Book 1) is for you. If not, well, take a look at the books on show here, there’s different genres and different styles, one for you?

In the meantime, wishing you a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

What song shall I add to this blog? This evening I heard Jermaine Jackson sing with Andre Rieu – just wonderful. And the song “Smile” is just right for tonight.

Thank you for visiting

KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE.


Video from YouTube.com. These are not my property and copyright of these photos and video are not intended.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING
Reblogged by Cecily on 11 September 2020. I’d love it if you LIKE or follow cecilyswritings,on my Facebook Page. Follow my blogs at Cecilyswritings.wordpress.com and cecilystravels.wordpress.com. © Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of material produced by Cecily, and photos taken by Cecily, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links (shares) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Please consider the copyrights of reblogged material.
Where I use images, music and quotes in my blog, that do not belong to me, no copyright infringement is intended. I shall wherever possible attribute or apply links to the original where it’s on the internet.

I Am

I’m listening to my Spotify Weekly Discovery (it’s the playlist Spotify assembles for me, based on my week’s listening pleasure) and Gloria Gaynor is belting out “I Am What I Am”.

To me, it’s a sign that I should share the lyrics for everyone and anyone who is going through a phase where they need a lift-me-upper! It’s such a fantastic song – keeps me on track on an occasional down day, reminds me to believe in myself … because if I don’t … who will? Well, yes, of course I have those close to me too!

I know that many people have not been in regular contact with friends, family or colleagues, and find the current situation difficult. They find themselves lonely. In the UK, we are begining to feel a sense of being social  – cautiously! Last week I had lunch in a lovely pub that implemented COVID-safe measures and we felt quite comfortable.

“Keep the sun on your shoulder”, is what I said to someone just recently. Someone who is going through a rough time. “Remember that there’s a start, middle and an end to just everything – and that’s a fact. Look for the rainbow but understand that there have to be storms in our clouds so that we can appreciate the sunshine!

There is nothing, absolutely nothing that you can’t overcome. 

Take one day at a time.

Take one step at a time.

Be authentic.

Be yourself.

Be true to you.

The words from the song “I Am What I Am”, are so front of mind for me. Go on … sing them out aloud:

Your life is a sham till you can say
Hey world I am what I am
I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuse
.

I simply love Gloria Gaynor singing this song and hope you do too.

I AM WHAT I AM

I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook
Or the ovation
It’s my world
That I want to have a little pride in
My world
And it’s not a place I have to hide in
Life’s not worth a damn
‘Til you can say
I am what I am

I am what I am
I don’t want praise
I don’t want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it’s noise
I think it’s pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not try to see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
‘Til you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn ’til you can shout out
I am what I am

I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It’s one life and there’s no return and no deposit
One life so it’s time to open up your closet
Life’s not worth a damn ’til you can shout out
I am what I am

I am I am I am useful
I am I am I am true
I am I am somebody
I am as good as you

Yes I am

Source: www.letras.com

I’m using the new WordPress editor and finding it awfully difficult. Where are the features like choosing different headings? How can you close up paragraphs where you don’t want them. Frustrating. I guess I should read the instructions … hahahahaha!

Thank you for visiting

KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE.


Feature image photo from Pexels.com and video from YouTube.com. These are not my property and copyright of these photos and video are not intended.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING
Written by Cecily on Sunday 6 September 2020 and posted the same day. I’d love it if you LIKE or follow cecilyswritings,on my Facebook Page. Follow my blogs at Cecilyswritings.wordpress.com and cecilystravels.wordpress.com. © Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, and photos taken by Cecily, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links (shares) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Where I use images, music and quotes in my blog, that do not belong to me, no copyright infringement is intended. I shall wherever possible attribute or apply links to the original where it’s on the internet.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Night meets Day” August 17, 2020 

Resonated with me so had to share! Thank you to a blogger I follow – the blog name is Keep It Live.

The feature photo is from Pexels.com and my song for this blog is Ella Fitzgerald singing Night and Day, from YouTube. No copyright is intended.

Keep it alive

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Night meets Day” August 17, 2020

View original post

What books say when they meet… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Hello there! I just had to share this with you on Friday evening … I had a giggle and hope you do too. It’s reblogged from a fellow blogger …

Happy weekend to one and all.

AND A VERY BIG THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING MY BLOG

You look so much thinner! Thanks! I had my appendix removed…

via What books say when they meet… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

I always include a song with my blogs. Now, what shall I sing … well share and sing along too …

We’re watching the funny, emotional and lovely Four Weddings and a Funeral with a very young looking and dishy Hugh Grant and co. So my choice of song WAS going to be from that movie, but …

… fickle as I am, on came Dorothy Moore singing Misty Blue on a BBC Four programme called Queens of Soul and I just had to …

Thank you for visiting

KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE.


Feature image photo from Lina Kivaka on Pexels.com and video from YouTube.com. These are not my property and copyright of these photos and video are not intended.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING
Reblogged by Cecily on 14 August 2020 from Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog. I’d love it if you LIKE or follow cecilyswritings,on my Facebook Page. Follow my blogs at Cecilyswritings.wordpress.com and cecilystravels.wordpress.com. © Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, and photos taken by Cecily, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links (shares) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Where I use images, music and quotes in my blog, that do not belong to me, no copyright infringement is intended. I shall wherever possible attribute or apply links to the original where it’s on the internet.

 

We Are All Quite Lovely

I posted the excerpt by Richard Templar that I’ve quoted below as a Note in Facebook last year this time. It is one of my “Memories” that FB shows us every day. I do like this FB feature. It’s a reminder of what I was doing last year, the year before that, six years ago and even longer.  

We have memories to remember.

My memories are special.

Precious.

Each memory makes me who I am.

I like this piece and hope you do too – we are the same, even if we are different, and there is very little difference between us.

“The difference between us is so very little when you wipe away the veneer we all wear.

“Yes, we may wear different clothes and speak different languages and have different customs but we all fall in love, all want someone to hold and hug, to have a family, to be happy and successful, not to be afraid of the dark, to live a long time, die a good death, to be attractive and not to get fat, old or sick. What does it matter if we wear a suit, sari or grass skirt if deep down we all cry when we are hurt, laugh when we are joyful and our stomachs rumble when we are hungry? The veneer can be wiped away in a second and then we are all the same, all quite lovely and quite, quite human.”

Richard Templar

This is what’s written about Richard Templar on Goodreads :

Richard Templar is an astute observer of human behavior and understands what makes the difference between those of us who effortlessly glide towards success and those of us who struggle against the tide. He has distilled these observations into his Rules titles. More than 1 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar’s Rules.

What is my song choice for today? Because this was from the Facebook Memories, my first thought was the song Memory from CATS sung by Barbara Streisand. I do like the song. But I decided to look at songs that I’ve not heard before with the word Memory; I decided to find artists I’ve not heard singing the songs with the word Memory. I found Dierks Bentley singing Every Mile a MemoryWhat a fabulous song title because … every mile is a memory whatever it is I do. His album Long Trip Alone has some lovely music.

Thank you for visiting

KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE.


Feature image photo from Irina Iriser on Pexels.com and video from YouTube.com. These are not my property and copyright of these photos and video are not intended.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING
Written by Cecily on 6 August and posted on 6 August 2020. I’d love it if you LIKE or follow cecilyswritings,on my Facebook Page. Follow my blogs at Cecilyswritings.wordpress.com and cecilystravels.wordpress.com. © Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, and photos taken by Cecily, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links (shares) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Where I use images, music and quotes in my blog, that do not belong to me, no copyright infringement is intended. I shall wherever possible attribute or apply links to the original where it’s on the internet.

 

Most Magnificent, Just Spectacular

As I drew the curtains tonight

My heart missed a beat.

Beauty had unfolded in the

Stillness of dark,

A time I enjoy

To unfurl my thoughts

To hold dear the day’s doings

And greet the night.

I looked up

The clouds bright

Rolling down to meet me

So close

Could I reach out

And touch the soft fluffyness?

My hands itching to do so

My heart telling me No!

Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy

The sight

This most magnificent sight

And there

Beckoning me to its midst

Shone the Moon.

A sight that made me stop

Stop to draw it’s beauty

In my breath

As I stood with eyes wide open

In wonderment

The curtain

Billowing in the breeze

My body taunt as a statue

My eyes filled with the silver sight

Made by the Universe

And slowly

Very slowly

Quietly

Lest the spectacular sight

Slip away

I captured it

Through the lens of my camera

And …

I shot it.

Photo by Cecily August 2020 –
This photo does not depict the utter splendour of what was before me!

I searched my Spotify for songs and music with the word ‘moon’ in it. Something different, and different it is. I decided to go with my mood. Calm, peaceful, relaxed. I hope you enjoy this too called Heart of the Universe by Peter Kater and Snatam Kaur.

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7K35T9ByyPdtO1h00OFWNT

Thank you for visiting

KEEP WELL KEEP SAFE.


Feature image photo from Lucas Pezata,Pexels.com and video from YouTube.com. These are not my property and copyright of these photos and video are not intended.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING
Written by Cecily on Saturday 1 August and posted on Sunday 2 August 2020. I’d love it if you LIKE or follow cecilyswritings,on my Facebook Page. Follow my blogs at Cecilyswritings.wordpress.com and cecilystravels.wordpress.com. © Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, and photos taken by Cecily, without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links (shares) may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Cecily Lalloo and Cecilyswritings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Where I use images, music and quotes in my blog, that do not belong to me, no copyright infringement is intended. I shall wherever possible attribute or apply links to the original where it’s on the internet.