In the Books featuring The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury

Good morning! Welcome to In the Books, featuring The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury. 🙂

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About the Book: How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?

During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.

At her wit’s end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.

Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?

The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.

My Review: I have to admit, I expected this to be as dark and poignant at times as the author’s previous novel I read, The Abbatoir of Dreams, but he threw me a curve ball. Though it maintained the same dark and gripping themes as his other books, this has a little more of a light-hearted feel to it. I can’t explain it, but I’m guessing it had to do with the introduction of mysticism such as past lives and such. There’s something about knowing a person can eventually have a chance at justice that lifts the fog of trepidation, at least, for me.

The characters were as interesting and real as usual, bringing them to life as people I may or will know at some point. Personally, I loved the way the daughter would revert through various personalities throughout the story. Never knowing what was going to come out of her mouth kept things interesting, and I wondered a few times when those around her would have a total break.

With the intensity and characters driving the story, I have to say the author did a fantastic job of building the atmosphere in the different locations from warm and friendly to depressing and hostile.

Over all, this is an excellent story and is a great introduction to Mark Tilbury and his talents if you haven’t read any of his books yet.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner, featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

The Sea by Vic Tomlinson

The sky began

to darken.

There were lightning strikes

and the thunder rumbled.

The Captain of the fishing boat

prepared his crew for the worse.

The winds were gusty

and the rain poured.

The little boat rocked

and swayed as the

winds intensified

and the waves rose.

Soon the winds calmed,

the rain slowed down,

and the waves subsided.

One never knows

what Mother Nature

has in store.

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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The Poetry Corner featuring Jamie White

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Jamie White! 🙂

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Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing Jamie! 🙂

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

A Baseball Game by Vic Tomlinson

There’s nothing like an old ballgame

and even the pre-game warm-ups spark my interest.

The singing of the National Anthem

signifies the beginning of the game.

There’s the camaraderie and commonality

of rooting for your team

in the midst of thousands of strangers.

Here come the hotdog, popcorn,

and crackerjack vendors.

Let us not forget the beer

and soft drink vendors.

We eat our ‘dogs, gulp our beer,

and yell at the umps.

The players try to hit, run, and catch

for usually nine innings of play.

There’s the excitement and roar of the crowd

when you hear the crack of the bat,

and the ball soars in the air

and over the fence.

Win or lose, what an exciting way to experience

a part of American culture,

and pass the time with strangers

who are passionate about the game.

Awesome poem, Vic. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

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The Poetry Corner featuring Cheyenne Bramwell

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Cheyenne Bramwell! 🙂

An Old Friend by Cheyenne Bramwell
I want to fall into the pages of a book,
let the scent of leatherbound paper surround me,
like the warm embrace of an age-old friend.

I want to be carried away on the words of a master storyteller,
shown worlds without end,
and watch as lives are played out before my eyes.

I want to be enveloped in these new worlds,
and taken far away,
where the troubles of my everyday are nothing but a blip
on the outskirts of my subconscious.

I want to be with you again.
​my old friend.

 

Awesome poem, Cheyenne! This is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Going to the Beach by Vic Tomlinson

I’m going to the beach,

to make sure I’m out of reach.

I’ll get up late each day,

not working to receive my pay.

I’ll walk on the beach

and then enjoy my favorite quiche.

I’ll read a book

and maybe even bait my hook.

I’ll forget about time

and enjoy a glass of wine.

When I finally have to go,

I bet I’ll feel a bit low.

But all good things must end,

until they come around again.

 

Awesome poem, Vic. Nothing beats those quiet times. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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The Poetry Corner featuring John Ogunlade

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming John Ogunlade! 🙂

Tell me dear Negrod by John Ogunlade

They deceive us.

Reliable to their footstep reach,

To be imperceptible of an abyss

of manipulation.

Making an outcast of a faithful

country,to ameliorate remote

culture

and deprivation.

For which we were deprive and

tormented.

I heard cry from those cliff

hand.

Stripe of right also of my own

calibre.Oh!It was citizen of

identical

charchoal singing the hymn of

distress,

Because of unachieve goal of

unity.They chant ”Only

Government and

Charchoal”,For so long was

unfufill promise blank.

Their dream like everlasting

paradise,I heard their grieve of

hot coal

with a lyrical chant

‘T’ell me Negrod,

for we reject our culture for colonization

culture,

Now we eat word for

your strict and spurious

tradition.

Awesome poem, John. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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