Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves by Serina Adham

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I’ve been featuring quite a few children’s books on Linda’s Book Bag of late and was delighted to be asked to review Serina Adham’s Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves by E G Book Publicity.

Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves was published by Create Space on 1st July 2017 and is available for purchase on Amazon US.

Lulu’s Ballalam-Bam-Bam Grooves


Bing-boom, zing-zoom-ting-ding-click!

When Lulu the gorilla hears the opening notes to her favorite songs in her jungle home, she cannot help but get up and dance!

While making up some new dance moves, Lulu does not realize that her actions are causing a huge hullabaloo for her friends, Squin Squirrel, Lilly the owl, and Miss Skunk Fleur.

“Who is disturbing my slumbeRRR!?” roars the fierce lion Jhawfors when awakened from his deep sleep. What will happen when he confronts the young gorilla? Are Lulu’s dancing days over for good?

This charming new children’s poem…

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Meet Kate Trinity, Author

Interview with author Kate Trinity

Rachel Poli

It’s my pleasure to welcome Kate Trinity to my blog!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.

Cactus owning, cat slave, cowboy boot wearing, coffeeholic, writer of horror and fantasy.

How long have you been writing for?

For as long as I can remember. I wrote stories, poems, and songs from a fairly young age. Then I would stop for a while and become interested in other things – horses, music, kickboxing. But writing has always been something I’ve gone back to again and again. Those ideas just keep popping into your head no matter what you’re doing.

What is your writing process like?

When I wrote It is the Demon in Me I started with pen and paper before typing it all up. But now I get an idea and open up a blank document on the computer (I can type faster now too). Sometimes I start the…

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Rejection Comes With The Profession (5 Ways To Deal With Getting Told No)

Guest Post by author Tyfany Janee

Rachel Poli

Today’s guest post is brought to you by author Tyfany Janee. Thanks, Tyfany!

Rejection is valuable. It reveals to us when our work or skills are still not good enough and need to be improved.

If it is painful for a reader to tell you that he does not like your work, the more it is that a publisher does. Why? Because editors are professionals in literature, they have seen and struggled with works of all colors, and therefore, have a greater understanding with books.

If a publisher says “no” to your work, there will be reasons why he has rejected it. From experience, we can say that nothing would be more pleasing than the scenario where all the works that were received by the publishers had enough quality to qualify them for publishing.

Look at it this way: do you get angry when the doctor tells you that you are…

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After Life by Matthew O’Neil: A Book Review

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Title: After Life

Author: Matthew O’Neil

Genre: Theology, Philosophy

Publishers: Ockham Publishing


The author of the book faced clinical death at age 14 because of an unusual medical condition. Resuscitated and limited in his physical capabilities, he yearned to understand his own near death experience. Thus began his quest to understand what happens when we die.

Through this excellently researched and well presented book, he aims to uncover the difference of opinion between the explanation that science offers and the beliefs that religion follows.

The book explores the various beliefs held in the Christian world about the concepts of Heaven, Hell, Resurrection and the Soul. The author then moves on to expostulate on the philosophical arguments for life after death and the scientific take on what happens when a person dies.


Early in his exploration of what happens when we die, the author discovered…

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Book Review : Snap, Cackle and Pop


Intro :I received an eBook edition of the book from its publicist for review.

Amazon Synopsis :

Snap, Cackle and Pop introduces us to Cathy, a 54-year-old woman who has everything her heart desires. A big house, a new car and a husband who adores her. But what does Cathy do when the life she knows and loves is destroyed in eight minutes? Thrown into turmoil, Cathy has no choice but to go back home to live with her elderly parents, Stan and Joan. There she finds herself back in her old bedroom with the poster of Donny Osmond still tacked to the wall and a glitter ball still hanging from the ceiling. Warm, funny and compelling, Snap, Cackle and Pop is about surviving whatever life throws at you. Even when your own mother’s advice is “Cheer up Cathy. The worst is yet to come”….

Review :Breakups…

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Book Review : Taboo


Intro :Taboo is a nonfiction book by Thomas Piggott. I received a copy of this book from the publicist for a review.

Amazon Synopsis :

Review :Taboo is a tiny book. My epub copy came at 78 pages. That is, to be honest, both a good and a bad thing.

The first time I heard of this book, I assumed, correctly as it turned out, what the subject matter could be. But it is about more than that, more than child abuse only. The description of that part is dealt with in the early chapters. What this book is also about, as the synopsis indicates, are his struggles in life later on.

The book takes us through Thomas’s childhood and how the lack of a father figure made him susceptible to abuse. Events are not glossed over as the author, despite the horror of revisiting those dark times…

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Book Review: Unpacked Sparkle: A Story of Grief and Recovery by Patrick A. Roland

Unpacked Sparkle, Coffee n' Notes

Author: Patrick A. Roland

Type: PDF

Genre: memoir

Pages: 163 pages

Published: November 7th, 2016 by Az Publishing Services, LLC


Over a year ago, I left a Mariah Carey concert in Las Vegas after six songs. I had gone on the trip as a present to myself for turning forty. But I couldn’t enjoy it. I was high on multiple drugs, but mostly crystal meth, and extremely drunk. I had been this way the majority of the year and a half since my partner Pack had suddenly passed away.

I found him dead on the bathroom floor one January morning while I was getting ready for work. The police told me I had no rights in my own home and asked me to leave. This was before gay marriage became legal. Life as I knew it changed instantly.

His family pretended I didn’t exist. They mauled our home the…

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Book review of – Deceived

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Deceived by Heena Rathore is a crime thriller novel. This novel is a kind of book which can freak you out with its scenes. If you are reading it after midnight just like me then get ready to imagine stupid things in your mind.

Allison the female protagonist has lost her mother and little brother at the very young age. They were murdered by a serial killer and she was unaware of the fact that the killings were not over yet. After few years when her cousin reopened the case she became happy that now maybe that killer will be caught soon. Did he succeed in catching that smart killer? What will happen when Allison will come to know the real face of the killer? Was it the end or beginning of something terrible?
These questions follow while you read the book. A kind of book which doesn’t let…

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Decieved by Heena Rathore P. – An Upcoming Psychological Thriller: Book Spotlight

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Hey everyone! Today, I wanted to let you all know about an upcoming psychological thriller that I’m really excited for. I will be reviewing this book soon so keep an eye out for that! Below is everything you need to know:


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Something Needs Bleeding — Book Review


P.S. I had received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

Something Needs Bleeding is a compilation of few of late Thomas Singer’s last works, complied by Christopher Long.

The stories are of the Horror genre, my first horror read. Each of them were thrilling, creepy, I wouldn’t say I scared out of my wits (thank God! else I would’ve lost my sleep after those late-night sittings) but yes, they freaked me out. The twists and turns had a lot of surprise elements, though I needed many sittings to finish this, I wouldn’t say I was bored.

There were introduction of  few pages at the beginning of each story, where Christopher Long gives us an insight about Mr. Singer and his personal connections with the stories and the characters. At few instances the introduction did act as a mild spoiler for me — but… reast asssured, none of the…

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