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Love on the Edge (Mindful Writers Retreat Series Book 3)
Love on the Edge (Mindful Authors Retreat Series Book 3) - Kathleen Shoop
✯¸.•´*¨`*•✿ Love on the Edge (Mindful Writers Retreat Series Book 3) ✿•*`¨*`•.¸✯
Experience love’s emotional gamut from the authors of Mindful Writers Retreat, sure to bring joy and bliss to your heart any time of year.
"Each writer had such a unique voice, and each piece was a different experience. A great collection about love, not always about romance." ~ The Faerie Review
"These books have now become my take of a literary surprise treat, they are full of author goodness and I can't wait to dive in to them. If you're looking for a nice comfortable read with warmth, humor, emotion, and fun, then this wonderful collection is for you. " ~ Beck Valley Books
"This is one of those books where you can take your time-do not rush. You will want to think about each one, absorb it into your psyche. They are all short so you will be able to find the time to read. But I have a feeling-like me, you will be picking it up again as soon as you are able." ~ Miki's Hope
Available for your reading pleasure...
**Free on Kindle Unlimited
<3 Proceeds benefit Allegheny Children’s Initiative—Partners For Quality, Inc. <3
From love in the time of war… to love at first sight and long walks in the snow… to sparks flying because of nosy neighbors… Love on the Edge reveals the essence and evolution of the human need for relationship, written in a time when we’re all searching for deeper meaning and connection.
Featuring works by: Lorraine Donohue Bonzelet, Jennifer D. Diamond, Abigail Drake, Judy England-McCarthy, Phil Giunta, N. J. Hammer, Kimberly Kurth Gray, Hilary Hauck, S. M. Kraftchak, Ramona DeFelice Long, MaryAlice Meli, Amy Morley, Gail Oare, Kim Pierson, James Robinson, Jr., Kathleen Shoop, Demi Stevens, Lisa Valli, Deborah Vita, Madhu Bazaz Wangu, Denise Weaver, and Michele Zirkle.
Proceeds benefit Allegheny Children’s Initiative—Partners For Quality, Inc.
Source: beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/2021/04/love-on-edge-mindful-writers-retreat.html
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text 2014-03-06 23:28
REBLOG-TYPE THING! Author Spotlight-Kealan Patrick Burke!
Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke
Thirty Miles South of Dry County - Kealan Patrick Burke
Master of the Moors - Kealan Patrick Burke
The Tent - Kealan Patrick Burke
Currency Of Souls - Kealan Patrick Burke
Stage Whispers: The Collected Timmy Quinn - Kealan Patrick Burke
Theater Macabre - Kealan Patrick Burke
Jack & Jill - Kealan Patrick Burke
Ravenous Ghosts - Kealan Patrick Burke
The Witch (A Milestone Story) (The Milestone Series) - Kealan Patrick Burke


If you follow the Horror Corner, you already know how I feel about Kealan Patrick Burke. If you don't, get ready because I'm gonna tell ya. 


I feel that he is one of the finest dark fiction authors working today. I also feel that he is a bit underrated, so I thought I would explain a few of the reasons why I love this author's work so much.


First off, look at all those beautiful covers up there. Kealan is not only a talented author he is also a talented artist. You can find more of his covers here: http://www.elderlemondesign.com/.

Some of them are simply stunning. 


Now, let's talk about his work as an author. Kealan is one of the few authors that can write both short stories and novels successfully. In my experience, most dark fiction/horror authors are better at one or the other; very rarely is it both. His novella The Tent, (click to see my review), was a fantastically imagined horror tale. I read horror, a LOT of horror, and this novella was so powerful I can still vividly picture the characters and what they went through. This would be a great place to start sampling his works; since it's a novella, it won't set you back too much-financially or time-wise. Plus it will give you a nice taste of what Kealan is capable of-which is scaring the pants off you. 


On to some of Kealan's longer works- let's start with the super-impressive book Kin. Here is a story about an inbred, redneck family. I know, you're thinking there is nothing unique about that, but I beg to differ. This book begins where most other books about this subject end. It tackles the the fact that the results of violence are often further reaching than just what happens to the victim. How far do the ripples of violence travel? You will have to read this book to find out. This novel also includes one of the most shocking scenes I have ever read. I get the shivers just thinking about it. I can still picture it perfectly in my mind and I read this book over two years ago.


The Turtle Boy series just flat out kicks ass. These books are available separately or in one volume: Stage Whispers: The Collected Timmy Quinn Stories. I envy those who start this series now, since there is no anxious waiting around for the next installment. This series follows over 30 years of Timmy Quinn's life and trust me when I tell you that each part makes for compelling reading. I've shed tears for Timmy more than once while reading these books-that is how real Mr. Burke made him, to me. 


Any of Kealan's short story collections should appeal to fans of horror and dark fiction. Theater Macabre is my favorite among his collections so far; but there are a few to choose from and I don't think you could go wrong with adding any of them to your "To Be Read" pile. 


In current news, it looks as if  the movie rights for Kealan's short story "Peekers" have been picked up by Lionsgate, how awesome is that? You can read about it here: http://kealanpatrick.wordpress.com/. There is also a short film of Peekers available right now on You Tube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10diurwIa7Y.

This is probably the most creepy short film I've ever seen. 


Lastly, (from my distinctly female point of view), Kealan is VERY handsome! (*wipes drool*)  Please excuse me for making such a mess. :)


He's also Irish. I love me some Irish authors. In fact I have a bookshelf here named "Love Me Some Irish Authors". Kealan Patrick Burke is right up there with my current favorites John Connolly and Dennis Lehane. He deserves to be there. He deserves to be read and talked about. I hope this post piqued your interest in Kealan's work, enough so that you try out one of these fantastic books.  You won't be sorry. 




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