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Meet Guest Author, Patrick A. Roland…

Patrick A. Roland had been the victim of pranks, slurs, beatings, and deadly games all of his life. His self-esteem was nonexistent, and he increasingly yearned to die. At the age of 40, he nearly realized this desire, but providence intervened. Visit The Story Reading Ape‘s blog and read about Patrick’s excruciating journey through darkness and emergence into light…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

My name is Patrick A. Roland. I am a bi-polar, alcoholic, drug addict widow who is sober happy and healthy.

I use these powerful, stigma-filled words and identify myself in the brave and powerful way I do because I am taking my life back. If I own who I am, I can no longer be undone and broken by others in the way that I have been all my life before I boldly and loudly proclaimed my truth. I am no longer a victim of my past. I am now a survivor, dancing swiftly and joyfully into a future filled with possibility.

I’m doing what I do to save myself and others like me from the pain and hurt caused by name calling and abuse. I am beautifully broken and perfectly imperfect and I don’t care if you know it. I am not afraid of who I am, and it…

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My First Book Shout Out – Cybersex: A Nightmare of the 21st Century – The Rebirth of Armageddon by Abdulazeez Henry Musa.

I doubt anyone would argue the benefits of the Internet. Yet there is a dark side to everything on our bipolar planet, and cybersex is one of the more heinous elements. Pedophiles and psychopaths stalk and threaten our children, perpetrating “their horrendous crimes of child abuse, molestation, and child trafficking.” Abdulazeez Henry Musa is a guest on Sally Cronin‘s blog series, My First Book Shout Out, discussing his book, Cybersex: A Nightmare of the 21st Century – The Rebirth of Armageddon. No doubt this book will provide many a distraught parent with guidelines, “tips and red-flags to protect young people from the sinister plot of unknown sexual predators pervading the internet.”

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the new series for first time authors. Nothing more exciting for a writer to see their first book in print and whilst this series is primarily for authors who have just published their first book, authors are also welcome to showcase books that have been published in the last two years provided it is their first and only book. It may be useful for those authors who are planning to publish their second books in the next month or so, especially if part of a series.

If you are an established author with books that you would like to promote then the Autumn Reading is the current general promotion which will run until December 1st and then move into Winter Reading. There will also be a Christmas promotion running from mid-November for authors who have been previously promoted on the blog and are on the shelves of the…

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Smorgasbord Short Stories – The Little Warrior by Tina Frisco

A heartfelt “Thank You” to Sally Cronin for hosting me on her Short Stories blog. If you’re not familiar with Sally, please head over and enjoy her posts on a variety of subjects, including health, humor, animals, music, and authors. She gives generously of her time and is loved and appreciated by many ❤

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

smorgasbord short storiesToday’s short story is by Tina Frisco who very chillingly brings home the fact that childhood is not always joyful and loving.

The Little Warrior

“Mummy, mummy, let me out! Let me out, mummy, let me out!” the little girl screamed as she pounded her tiny fists on the massive coal bin door.  Locked in the chilly dank and dark room, she trembled with panic and terror at the thought of never being found.

She had been grabbed by the wrist, dragged down the cellar steps and across the cement floor to the dreaded dungeon. She fought all the way, little warrior that she was, but this served only to rile the mother even more. Not one part of her tiny body escaped the sharp blows wielded by the crazed, diabolic parent.

The heavy door creaked and moaned as it was pried open. An icy cold draft slapped her across…

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