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Veronica’s #WritersDiary, Oh Baby, It’s a Double Trouble Celebration!

Happy July 1st–a new month to start the second half of 2020! I’m super excited this week for I have Double Trouble reasons to celebrate on the upcoming 4th of July holiday–it’s not only Independence Day here in the U.S.A., but also the book launch day for Double Trouble: Showtime at Castlewood Manor! My book baby due date is days away and I’m so ready to pop a bit of bubbly. I know I’ve said it many times before, but I am extra, extra proud of this release, having been written, edited, and readied for launch during the #pandemic, thanks to many who have helped with the project. I’m so grateful to have had this book to work on, I truly don’t know how I would have gotten through all the #lockdown drama without it!

I’m tickled to announce that Gemma and Kyle will have three new additions to their family–you’ve had a peek of the new pup of the manor, Teddy. Stay tuned to find out the gender of Gemma and Kyle’s new additions (okay, but you’ll probably need to read the book 🙂 #JustSayin )!

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Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered copies of Double Trouble–I’m very grateful for your support! I’m wishing you all a fabulous holiday weekend. I know things have flipped for the worst with the #pandemic, especially here in California. A trip we planned for next week has been cancelled (again) and it looks like another month of #lockdown for us.  It’s tough at times for sure these days, but remember Chin up, darling or the crown slips!‘  It’s Wednesday, time for #DearDiary:

Hearth Fires Bibiana Krall Veronica Cline Barton

Why just celebrate one holiday when you can do two? Cover reveal for Hearth Fires!

This fall author Bibiana Krall and I are releasing a spooky tale anthology, Hearth Fires, just in time to ramp up the chills and thrills vibes for planning those #Halloween parties, lol! Bibiana and I have written three Spooktacular tales each for your reading pleasure, and may just include a recipe or two for munchies and cocktails to get your ghost groove on! I wanted to give a shoutout once again to my step-daughter, Danielle Gregorio who designed the cover for our book. I absolutely love this one too! Stay tuned for the #release details–coming soon!

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An elderly nun, a street urchin lad and a convicted convict battle Martians in Victorian London this week from the writers of Twitter…

Author Colin Powell, The Last Days of Purgatory; the Martian Apocalypse of Victorian London, 5 STARS

The Martian invasion in Victorian London is coming to an end. The blood sucking, tentacled creatures in their death ray, machine pods are succumbing to Earth’s creatures, great and small. Their days are numbered, with rabid dog packs, bacterial infections, viral spreads and of course man have proven to be too much for the aliens, especially when they’re dealing with a rifle bearing, crack shot nun and her street urchin, convict colleagues!

Sister Ciara is part of a Sewer Sanctuary in the bowels of the city, working with her nunnery to nurse the sick and feed the survivors of the Martian carnage. Supplies are short and scavenger teams are always on the hunt to search for supplies. Sister Ciara learns of a hospital across the Thames that just might have a cache of medical supplies so desperately needed. With her team of street urchin, Sammy and convict, Harry, they set out on the dangerous trek. The danger to them is real, but little do the Martians know what is in store for them with this blessed pack!

Author Powell takes us on a thrilling journey as we follow the journey of Sister Ciara, Sammy and Harry and their desperate fight for survival. The Martians may be fewer in number, but their ferocious behavior still wreaks deadly havoc on all those in their path. This is an engaging, page turning read, with characters that warm your fighting spirit. I absolutely enjoyed this tale–fantastic plot, realistic descriptions that pulled you right into the story, and an adventure that keeps you gasping ’til the end. This is a topnotch read, highly recommended!

Next up in the #reading queue:

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Tune in at 1:45 on the YouTube #BOOKEM channel this week with Amy Reade!

It’s all things Christmas in July this week and I for one can’t wait! #HoHoHo

Welcome to my world. Enjoy the rest of your #week and #weekend friends!

Crowns and Kisses,


P.S. Wishing all who celebrate a fabulous 4th of July holiday! Just in case you’d like something to read, may I suggest⇓⇓⇓  🙂  Gemma and Rikkhe approve!

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