Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult/Teen

About a Book – Last of the Gifted Spirit Sight by Marie Powell

Introducing Marie Powell WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I was inspired during my first trip to North Wales. I knew my grandfather had been born there, so I planned a trip to find out more about my heritage. I rented a cottage on a working sheep farm in north Wales… Continue reading About a Book – Last of the Gifted Spirit Sight by Marie Powell

Historical

About a Book – Hidden Secrets by Chantal Bellehumeur

Introducing Chantal Bellehumeur WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? I originally wanted to write something set in Victorian times because I love that era, but once I sat down to write everything changed. Although the main characters finds old letter and diaries inside a Victorian style farmhouse, the contents mainly date… Continue reading About a Book – Hidden Secrets by Chantal Bellehumeur

Historical, Romance

About a Book – To Kill A King by W. L. Hawkin

Vector illustration of summer beach banners set Introducing W. L. Hawkin Website Where did the idea for the story come from? One night, I saw a photograph of the mummified fist and torso of Old Croghan Man in a National Geographic and was immediately struck by it. I wanted to know what happened to this… Continue reading About a Book – To Kill A King by W. L. Hawkin

Historical, Mystery, Stories

Dear Mary, Flash Fiction by Karina Kantas

We pulled alongside the ship. Its ancient sails still blowing although torn and ragged. The sails were still strong enough to push the ship through the cold and murky sea. Our crew have been looking for this ship for a very long time. We are a team of investigators that hunt for strange and unexplained… Continue reading Dear Mary, Flash Fiction by Karina Kantas

Book, Historical, Non-fiction

The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes

Today I am bringing you a true life story of Elizabeth Smith as she told to her daughter. Historians will enjoy a look back on the social history of a Lancashire lass. At ninety nine pages long, this memoir will be sure to capture your heart as well as educate and amuse you. MEMORIES OF… Continue reading The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes

Historical, Mystery, Thriller

The Artist by Christie Stratos, a book review

46 pages, mystery thriller. Karen's Magic Review At last, a proper book with a great story and great writing. I recently read The Wrong House by this author, another short read, so I already knew I liked her writing style. This book was more fulfilling because it was longer. Miss Grant, we never learn her… Continue reading The Artist by Christie Stratos, a book review

Historical

The Artist by Christie Stratos

HISTORICAL SUSPENSE AT ITS BEST WITH THIS SHORT STORY WITHIN THE DARK VICTORIANA COLLECTIONThe short story will be available worldwide in digital across all platforms! An ad in the newspaper. A Civil War veteran in need. An artist companion. One of these things is not what it seems. Miss Grant’s sole purpose in life is… Continue reading The Artist by Christie Stratos

Historical

The Wrong House by Christie Stratos

Karen's Magic Review I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting with this one. I know this author from around Facebook and that she writes Victorian novels which are very popular. When I saw her advertising this as a short story, I thought it a good time to sample her work. It was very atmospheric,… Continue reading The Wrong House by Christie Stratos

Book, Children’s Stories, Crime, Dystopian, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Post Apocolyptic, Romance, Thriller

Paperback Book Sale

The Magic of Stories is delighted to offer a selection of new pocket books for £5. As I am also giving free post and packing they are only available to UK customers. The links take you to eBay to complete your transaction. As there are so many paperbacks available, I wanted to make mine different.… Continue reading Paperback Book Sale

Book, Crime, Historical, History, Non-fiction

Who Killed Constable Cock by Angela Buckley

This is the first of my new style book reviews. They incorporate the #picturestellingstories tag, which you will see a lot more of now on. This is true story and account of a murdered policeman in 1876. The first picture is where it took place. At the centre of the story is the firearm that… Continue reading Who Killed Constable Cock by Angela Buckley