Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves for Christmas – Tallis Steelyard – Six Men in a Boat by Jim Webster

All about Jim Webster and his writing. Check out his books.

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Delighted to feature the latest release of Jim Webster, Tallis Steelyard – Six Men in a Boat who is currently in the middle of his book launch…. sharing stories from the book on his journey. His books will make terrific gifts this Christmas

About the book

Instead of his usual collection of anecdotes, this time Tallis presents us with a gripping adventure. Why is Tallis ‘run out of town’ by hired ruffians? Why does a very sensible young woman want his company when plunging into unknown danger? Who or what was buried in the catacombs? And why has there been so much interest in making sure they stay dead? Also featuring flower arranging, life on the river, and a mule of notable erudition.

A selection of other books by Jim Webster please visit Amazon to view them all.

One of the recent reviews for A Measured Response: The Port Naain…

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Rainbow’s end

Sue’s philosophy on a rainbow.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I drove into a landscape lit by a rainbow, with crows and kites wheeling overhead, their wings carrying them into the light. I remembered the legends and stories associated with those ribbons in the sky that seem to emanate from all cultures… the pot of gold and the problematic three wishes, a promise from the divine or the bridge to another world.

For some it is a bridge between the worlds, a celestial highway that links past to present, human to Divine. For others it has been the bow from which the lightning is fired… arrows of the gods that carry their Will to earth. To some the Rainbow Snake is the Creator, bringing both life and death.

Whichever way you look at it, the rainbow has held a mystery for mankind as long as we have raised our eyes to the sky. The mixture of light and moisture from…

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Wheel of Misfortune

Another hilarious FREE twofer from Russell. If you want to read more of his craziness, swing right on the post and click on one or both of the book covers. If you want to help Russell even more, reblog his post from your post as I’ve done.

What's So Funny?

Deer season opened here last Saturday. The first two days went as planned, then on Monday, Local Wildlife Union #413 called for a walkout. Deer set up a picket line in my backyard and began demanding shorter hours and holiday pay for Thanksgiving.

The timing of the strike caught the AGF (Arkansas Game & fish) off guard and threatened to end the season prematurely. Several hunting camps have sided with the deer in urging the AGF to settle quickly. However, if they give in to the deer, it’s likely the rabbits, squirrel, and waterfowl will soon follow suit.

My recommendation is to break the strike by bringing in “replacement deer” from surrounding states. Mississippi, in particular, has a good number of well-qualified deer who are dying to cross the border. Arkansas deer have threatened to file suit, but this is a Red State, which gives them about as much chance…

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Book Promo – Get ‘The Edge of Revolt’ FREE from 15th to 19th NOVEMBER…

THE EDGE OF REVOLT is FREE from 15th to 19th November.

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Book Title: The Edge of Revolt

Author Name: Uvi Poznansky

Sale dates: 11/15/2018-11/19/2018

Regular price of book: $3.99

Sale price of book: $0.00

Category: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Review quotes:

★ At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at all times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers -Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer

★ Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story… This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction. -Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer

★ Ms. Poznansky gives voice to her characters, with rich emotions while etching their actions into our minds. Each scene is painted into existence by her words with a clarity that causes reality to fade -Dii, Top 500 Reviewer


David loves his sons. The last thing…

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Fool On The Hill — Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell trying to gloss over major failures in the Republican-dominated Congress.

Filosofa's Word

The date was 23 October 2010 — nearly two years into President Barack Obama’s first term and two weeks before the first midterm elections of his presidency. Speaking to the National Journal, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a now-infamous statement: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”  A statement that congressional republicans intended to do everything in their power to thwart President Obama could not have been any clearer.  But, listen to what McConnell had to say on Fox News earlier this week …

“Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?”

Say WHAT???

Here is McConnell’s OpEd, enhanced by Filosofa’s snarky comments in blue:

Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY) There are worse pictures of him.Last Tuesday I was proud to see that the American people voted keep Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate. But we also learned…

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Wow! My aunt etched this picture…

A picture etched on wood by Kawanee’s aunt.

So, my aunt has one of those laser etchers and I’ve been telling people at work about it. One of my supervisors had some pictures of her horses and I gave one to my aunt to see if she could do it and how it might turn out.

It turned out sooo pretty. This is etched on mahogany. I’ve been trying to tell my aunt that she should offer to do ultrasound photos, baby footprints or pets, etc. I think it’s pretty amazing. So if you have a picture you’d like to see her try then look up Lasting Laser Art. Tell her I sent you. 🙂

Also, I’m trying to figure out ways I can use her machine and talent to help me with my books… Patty's horses

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24 Minutes – Not Much Time, but a FREE Book!

A FREE book and one for sale.


Okay – I have good news and bad news…and more good news.

The good news is – beginning at midnight tonight (Tuesday night – Wednesday morning…however you want to look at it) and running until midnight Sunday November 18, 2018 my novel 24 Minutes will be FREE!

The bad news…this is the final giveaway of the Pre-Doomed-To-Repeat-Release Giveaway.

If you’ve been following along you know that I have made 8 titles available during this giveaway and nearly fifteen hundred books have been downloaded!

But wait…there’s MORE good news!

The reason the giving is over is…drum roll please…my new book Doomed to Repeat will be available for purchase at this time next week!!

I am really excited about this because the early reviews are saying Doomed is my best work yet…so I’m anxious to see how you rate it.

Oh – I almost forgot…still more good news – each…

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Good People Doing Good Things — Firefighters And Other Heroes

Great post, Jill. To me all firemen are heroes. My dad was a fireman. —- Suzanne

Filosofa's Word

As of this writing, Tuesday afternoon, 44 people are confirmed dead and another 200+ missing in the deadliest fires in California’s history.  More than 7,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed, and that number, as well as the death toll, is certain to rise.  More than 8,000 firefighters have been on the job since Thursday, and the end is not yet in sight.  Today’s ‘good people’ post is dedicated to these men and women, as well as others who have been good Samaritans, have helped people in the face of this terrible tragedy.  Gronda … get your tissues …

firefighters Now, I can’t bring you any personal tales of heroism from or about firefighters just yet, for these guys don’t have time to tell their stories right now … there’s still a lot of fire that needs fighting and they are working past the point of exhaustion, sleeping an hour or…

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Equine Entanglements ~ Tallis Steelyard Guest Post

The next installment and continuance of the Blog Tour featuring the tales of Tallis Steelyard concerning the Drane family. Also, author Jim Webster has an entertaining and humorous book on offer, Tallis Steelyard, SIX MEN IN A BOAT.


Tallis Steelyard Guest Post

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Adrasa Drane was remarkable, even amongst her siblings, for her fascination with horses and her total lack of fear. Even as a toddler she would walk under the great dray horses and stroke their legs. Thus it was inevitable that as she grew older she started to frequent stables and similar places.
At the age of fourteen she was present when Cavalier Qualan, the condottieri captain, rode down Ropewalk at the head of his men. Admittedly back then it was a lot less spectacular procession than it was to become, he was young and would struggle to field a score of lances. He stopped to talk to a passer-by who had hailed him, and Adrasa stepped forward and retied the throat lash on his bridle properly.
Cavalier Qualan looked down at the gamin, all legs and long hair and asked whether she could ride. She admitted that she couldn’t, so…

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