About the Book:

Give life another chance. Laugh a little longer. let go of your past. Hold onto what you love. In short LIVE rather than just exist!

Some told, some untold, some heard and some unheard – this collection of stories will make you look at life in a different light and make you ponder over its definition of it till now.

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Reviews for Metro Diaries 1:

After touching your hearts with ‘Metro Diaries – Love Classics’ she is back now with stories that will redefine life for you!

The stories in Metro Diaries – Love Classics are free from any trappings of youthful slang and fashionable language stunts. These young adults are speaking to the readers with Namrata’s maturity shining through, and Namrata’s ideas of love. – Sakshi Nanda 

The language is fairly pleasant to read and the elaborate discussions between characters in each story must have taken a lot of work – because the most difficult job of all authors is to bring out human emotions in proper words. Thankfully, Namrata has concentrated upon it very well! – Dhivya Balaji
About the Author:

Namrata is A Lost Wanderer who loves travelling the length and breadth of the world. A published author in various anthologies and magazines she enjoys capturing the magic of life in her words. She is forever in pursuit of a new country and a new story.

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I had a great LONG  interview with TOI THOMAS in 2013

Toinette Thomas

Published on Aug 27, 2013

Video Schedule
Who is Catalina Egan?- 00:25
So whacha got for me today?- 02:12
So who’s staring in this book?- 07:15
About your writing method- 13:32
Who influenced your writing?- 14:49
Whose brain r u itching 2 scratch?- 18:52
Who is so you?- 20:33
Ideal reading spot- 22:54

Favorite book pre-teen years- 25:49
One movie for the rest of your life- 31:32
What makes you geek out?- 32:17
Music question- 35:51
What’s testing your patience?- 38:41
What does the future hold?- 42:17
Most fun you ever had- 50:44
LAST: question for Toi Thomas- 57:04
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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Book of the Week – The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan.


On September 3rd, 1939 war was declared between Great Britain and Germany.  The featured book today is The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan and I thought is was timely to share it from the bookstore…

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Gates of Erebus: Dark Paranormal Short Stories is a collaboration of some of the best indie authors from around the world. All proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to a global charity. Our first charity is Reading is Fundamental.

Herein are the tales of a mother condemned for witchcraft; a demon who shows up in the oddest of places; a soldier who leaves you wondering who really is the monster; a crumbling mutant and a would-be assassin; a murderous imp and a story darker than a murderer’s heart; one man’s escape from Hell and the hell hounds that pursue him; a house haunted by more than just ghosts; a supernatural race born to keep the world of good and evil in balance; the devolution of the human race; and Death takes a wife.
Dream Weaver Novels has gathered some of the world’s best indie authors to bring you this dark anthology. So, grab your hot chocolate (or coffee) and your fuzzy warm blanket, and sit back and relax with these tales of horror…oh, you might want to check the locks on all your doors and windows first!

About the Author

Su Williams, Spokane, WA, USA is an indie author with 3 YA/NA Paranormal Fiction novels and short stories in 2 recent anthologies. Her first book, Dream Weaver is now an International Book Award winner. Sam Whitehouse from West Yorkshire, England, UK. Sam is a student at Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. For as long as he can remember he’s wanted to be a writer – but he also harbors an ambition to be either a Paleontologist or an FBI agent. Allison Hawn from Spokane, Washington, USA, was born in Idaho and has spent her life obtaining adventures. She holds a degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where she also had a weekly humor column with a small time newspaper “The Crusader.” Rewan Tremethick is named after a saint from the English county of Cornwall who was supposedly invulnerable to wolves. Rewan is pretty sure that he isn’t. His first novel, a paranormal detective Noir entitled Fallen on Good Times, was published in May 2014 by Paddy’s Daddy Publishing. Taylor Eaton from Southern California, USA is a writer and linguist who is constantly fascinated by language. Her flash fiction can be found at and in various literary magazines. Mark Wilson is married father of two, born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire and currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife, their son, Patrick and baby daughter, Cara. Ellen Mae Franklin from Adelaide, South Australia, AU. As a fantasy writer, she’s self-indulgent in the belief that anything is possible in the writing world. Born in Adelaide, South Australia she is the mother of three following her passion for fantasy writing. Beem Weeks from Michigan, USA, is the indie author of several short stories, poems, essays, and the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel Jazz Baby. He has also released a collection of short stories entitled Slivers Of Life. Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo from Arlington, Texas, USA is a seventh generation Texan who has her own brick at The Cowgirl Museum. She works in horse, dog, cat and snake rescues. Pie: An Old Brown Horse is her first book about an exceptional horse. Lachelle Redd from Lake City, Florida, USA is an indie author from Lake City, Florida. She has always enjoyed the comfort of books and wild tales and early on a dear friend ignited that spark.

out of 5 starsVariety and entertainment from cover to cover. By Maria Catalina Egan on August 28, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

This is a fun collection as every writer has their own style and they are very varied.. I like the variety and some intrigued me more than others. Apparently the proceeds are used for a great cause and that too makes this an appealing buy.
I have a favorite, KUSTOS, by Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo. I would love to see this story as a full novel . Written in the first person Kustos opens the possibility for great adventures. I liked how the character developed and grew in just a few pages.
All the voices were nice and Unique, FIVE STARS

“Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd!

DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Bette A Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey through 1950s and 60s rural America. “Adventures and misadventures to the lik…

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THE SISTERS OF ST. CROIX by Diney Costeloe #WW2 #HistFic #SundayBlogShare

The Sisters of St. Croix by Diney Costeloe My rating: 3 of 5 stars Three Point Five Stars. The Sisters Of St. Croix is a WW2 historical fiction with the main body of the book set around the convent…

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There will be many local authors, I am sharing a table with my good friend and fabulous author Prudy Taylor Board

Authors & Autographs event on Sunday, Aug 28th,  due to unpredictable weather.   The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 10am to 2pm…..hope you can make the new event date. 



One of the best books I’ve read! And a good day for dogs.

My book is continuing in the top 1% for sales in the Amazon Kindle Store and is #21 in top 100 for the literary-fiction-historical category. And it is now in the top 100 for the Literary fiction an…

Source: One of the best books I’ve read! And a good day for dogs.