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Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

Every set of “travel misadventure” stories has at least one “ladyboy” experience, we’ve all seen them regurgitated a thousand times and it all comes down to “got this gorgeous girl back to my hotel room and it was really a ma ... ahh you know the rest”... So how about meeting “this gorgeous girl” that you know is a bloke from the outset but you carry on and develop a completely non-sexual relationship anyway because you are so intrigued with his/her honesty, personality and life story here...
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The Magic of Spirit

The Magic of Spirit

Go back to that time in your life when you have seen a magician, a film about magic or read a book and never forgotten that magical moment, lost in the world of the unknown, fantasy and magic it takes you too. Take time to sit and watch children absorbed in their play, in their own magical fantasy world, and the pure innocent love of the young is a magical feeling to experience.
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Why a spirit of adventure can help you to become a memoir writer

Why a spirit of adventure can help you to become a memoir writer

Memoirs have become an incredibly popular genre of book in recent years. I don’t know when it started, but for me, the first memoir I read, which was Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence got me hooked on reading about people’s lives in foreign countries. I didn’t realise it at the time, but it was also the book that started me on my own memoir writing career.
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Black Box Blues

Black Box Blues

Just as we emerged from the gateway two indicators came to life on our car’s console. The green light indicated that this cluster’s nav data had been picked up and stored in memory. The red one, that a piece of the car’s micronics had fizzled out of existence. Something profane immediately came to mind, but since the kids were on board, I kept the thought to myself. “Something wrong, dear” Rhiannah, my wife, sat in the front seat opposite mine. “I’m checking it out”
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PRESS START

PRESS START

They say video games can be addictive, but little did Justin realize; that in this case it’s a literal statement. For he became addicted to one game in particular. Justin’s your average twenty-something gamer, that once had a stable life, job and relationship; but all that changed when his gaming started getting out of control; ruining his life. He got fired from his job as he slacked off, playing games during business hours. He lost his apartment due to the loss of his job, having him move...
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REQUIEM OF A MONSTER

REQUIEM OF A MONSTER

How long have I been walled up in here? How many rats and flies have I named, and feasted with? How many days have I paced beneath the meager half-light these narrow barred windows afford me? How long since my children have known the embrace of me, their mother? My persecutors assail me with accusations, more befitting some trashy storybook than any act that I know, and all the while seizing my estate for their own petty whims. Abduction, molestation, torture, the drinking and bathing in...
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How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?

26 August 2016 | 2:37 pm Books - The Huffington Post

photo by Tina Franklin This article first appeared in Kobo Writing Life. Do you ever wonder this? Have you ever asked yourself in the middle of the night, as you turn to look at your husband or wife in bed next to you, "Do I know everything I should about this person?"? This is exactly what makes the "marriage thriller" (GONE GIRL, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE MEMORY BOX, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS) the hottest, compulsively readable genre right now. It's the page-turning thriller that hits closest to...


Dog Training the American Male on National Dog Day

26 August 2016 | 12:33 pm Books - The Huffington Post

My friend, L.A. Knight sent me a reminder that today is National Dog Day. I didn't know there was such a thing, but as the author of the comedic novel, Dog Training the American Male (to be released on Sept 13 from A&M Publishers) Knight has immersed himself in the concept that a behavioral and genetic link exists between men and dogs."There's a reason dog is man's best-friend and not women's best-friend. Men relate to their canines. Take the test and tell me there's not doggy DNA in our Y...


Book Review: A. G. Morgan's Purple Angst

26 August 2016 | 11:03 am Books - The Huffington Post

A.G. Morgan's debut novel, Purple Angst, is an excellent study of a topic too often ignored by, well, everyone. Crippling anxiety leading to debilitating attacks and breakdowns is the major subject of this well-researched and written novel. Morgan shines a much-needed light on this affliction through her compelling and insightful story, while examining the nature of friendship, loss, betrayal and, of course, anxiety, reflective in the emotional core of this book. Sidonia Goodman's best...


Book reviews: Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago and Play All

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ENGLISH actress Julie Christie bewitched a generation of cinemagoers with her depiction of the beautiful but tragic Lara Guichard in the film version of Boris Pasternak’s epic novel Doctor Zhivago....


Singer Marty Wilde: My six best books

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BRITISH singer Marty Wilde, 77, had hits in the 50s and later wrote hits for his daughter Kim....


Book Review: Victoria Bolton's 'Rude Boy' USA Trilogy

25 August 2016 | 5:43 pm Books - The Huffington Post

If you read one gripping book this fall, it should be the story of the Chimera Group, a multi-cultural group of mobsters running a shell investment firm in the 1960s. A time when civil rights and anti-war were the chants of the protesters in the streets, they were known as the Rude Boys and were making waves in the ultra-exclusive culture of New York City Cosa Nostra. Their story is told in Victoria Bolton's Rude Boy USA Trilogy. The series consist of three books: Rude Boy USA, BunnyWine,...


How to know if YOUR Harry Potter book is worth £40,000: The four key criteria to check

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Scots blast 'Outlander' cookbook for its American recipes

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New cookbook based on "Outlander" leaves bitter taste in mouths of Scottish readers.


How I Healed After Heartbreaking Loss by Facing My Grief Through Writing

24 August 2016 | 1:28 pm Books - The Huffington Post

When my father died, I honestly thought there was no way I would ever feel better again. The grief and pain were so powerful; his death changed me. For years, when I saw a dad holding the ankles of a little girl sitting on his shoulders, I'd have to go take a moment alone to weep. Sometimes, I'd smell a cigar, imagine him standing right next to me, and cry some more. I focused on the hole in my heart that I couldn't fathom filling ever again. Anyone who knew Michael Kennedy would agree he was...


6 Fascinating Books That Peer Into How The Rich Live

24 August 2016 | 10:07 am Books - The Huffington Post

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French Saviour
by Jackie from Australia
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It was in the centre of Paris that I was run over. Our ever-faithful bicycles were used to the maximum around the city. It was rush hour, and the reputation the Parisians have of being the worst drivers in the world was justified. Admittedly, we were on the pavement, studiously avoiding the square-hatted policemen who had told me off earlier that day for riding on the path.
We were sitting at the lights, and when pedestrians were shown the green light, off I sped. A lady in a small car hurtled around the corner through the red light, we collided. Actually, I pushed myself off the car, only knowing too well that I could be sucked under. All eight lanes of traffic came to a halt; Paris came to a standstill. The lady in the car was distraught; I was shocked.
Without really knowing what happened, a tall, handsome man picked me up and almost carried me to the pavement, while crooning, ‘Madam, you are ok, non? You are not hurt, non? Madam, you fell like a ballerina, like poetry. I am so sorry. You come all this way to our country to visit and this is what we do to you? I am so sorry, madam. What can we do to make it better?’
My knees were weak, not from the accident but from the smooth, poetic voice that caressed my ears. As I stared up into the beautiful, dark face of my saviour, letting him lead me to wherever he wanted to go, I felt a sharp pain in my ribs.
The magic of the moment was shattered with a, ‘She’ll be right, mate,’ from the unmistakable Aussie twang from my husband as he elbowed his way between my rescuer and me.
Reluctantly, the man let me go. As I thanked him, my heart sank as he disappeared. I think I loved him for a short time, if not him, then certainly the romance of the situation. In true Aussie form, Noel handed me my bike and said, ‘Come on, let’s go!’ And off we went. I was somewhat shaky, but smiling.




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