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Free ebooks this weekend 28 – 29 March 2020

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All my children’s ebooks are free on 28-29 March. If you’re in the middle of reading another book with your child why not download these and save them for later?

Desdemona the dragon without any friends is a charming children’s picture book to read to a younger child. Desdemona is looking for friendship and she learns that friends don’t have to look like you.

My other children’s books are chapter books. Each chapter can be read as an individual story and they make up a longer story. These are ideal for children to read themselves or to share with their favourite adult.

The Green Book is the story of Alana, who discovers a magic book. Alana has many adventures with her friends and the magic book. She learns ways to solve problems whilst having loads of fun.

Promotion children stories

Tiny Tyrannosaurus tells about Isaac’s life with a magical tiny tyrannosaurus. They have many adventures and learn about staying safe and not being greedy, among other things.

Pablo the storytelling bear is my latest children’s book and tells the stories of two polar bears. One is in captivity, but has some magical adventures and the other is free and struggles to survive. This is certainly an opportunity to help children learn about our fragile Earth and how animals can become extinct, but it is a fun book to read.

Poetry

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Nature’s Gold and Autumn Gold are collections of poetry on varied subject matter. Shadows of Love has LOVE as the theme but it’s not all mushy love!

Nature’s Gold

Autumn Gold

The Shadows of Love

Short Stories

Promotion short stories
These two books of short stories will entertain with quick reads.

The Mermaid

Pebble on the Beach

 

Remember all my books are free on on Amazon’s kindle unlimited all the time.

 
When this offer is over all my ebooks have been reduced to 99 pence or equivalent for the next few months.
Hope you find something to enjoy.

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Free children’s ebooks, and poetry and short stories for adults.

Des square cover final

All my children’s ebooks are free on 13 -15 March and 21 – 22 March. If you’re in the middle of reading another book with your child why not download these and save them for later?

Desdemona the dragon without any friends is a charming children’s picture book to read to a younger child. Desdemona is looking for friendship and she learns that friends don’t have to look like you.

My other children’s books are chapter books. Each chapter can be read as an individual story and they make up a longer story. These are ideal for children to read themselves or to share with their favourite adult.

The Green Book is the story of Alana, who discovers a magic book. Alana has many adventures with her friends and the magic book. She learns ways to solve problems whilst having loads of fun.

Promotion children stories

Tiny Tyrannosaurus tells about Isaac’s life with a magical tiny tyrannosaurus. They have many adventures and learn about staying safe and not being greedy, among other things.

Pablo the storytelling bear is my latest children’s book and tells the stories of two polar bears. One is in captivity, but has some magical adventures and the other is free and struggles to survive. This is certainly an opportunity to help children learn about our fragile Earth and how animals can become extinct, but it is a fun book to read.

Poetry

Promotion poetry

Nature’s Gold

Autumn Gold

The Shadows of Love

Short Stories

Promotion short stories

The Mermaid

Pebble on the Beach

 

Remember all my books are free on on Amazon’s kindle unlimited all the time.

 

pablo brandnew front 1 snowflake with medal

More Free Poetry – 5 and 6 April

Both these poetry books are free to download on Friday and Saturday, the 5 and 6 of April. You can download Autumn Gold and Nature’s Gold here. These books contain an ecclectic mix of poetry, which I hope you enjoy.

Please remember that all my poetry books are always free on Kindle Unlimited and if you want a paperback version they are all currently £5 each.

My latest poetry book, The Shadows of Love is available here.

If you have a few moments to post a review on Amazon that would be great. I love getting feedback.

Look out for more free books coming soon.

Free poetry – The Shadows of Love 2 and 3 April 2019

Do you fancy a free mid-week dip into poetry? The Shadows of Love is free tomorrow Tuesday and Wednesday 2 and 3 April. You can download here. I love reading, sharing and writing poetry. Do leave a comment or a poem.

More free poetry from this website on Friday and Saturday, so do drop by then.

The Shadows of Love

A remembered kiss;
the touch of your hands,
through the distance of time,
in faraway lands.

The songs that you sang,
of love everlasting,
now are poignant, untrue
as our feelings are passing.

And all that we knew
of a love that was strong,
we threw to the sky.
Now I think we were wrong,

to pass by a friendship,
and a passion like fire;
then I remember betrayal
and that you are a liar.

Yet sometimes I wander
through the winter of time
with the shadows of love
and still wish you were mine.

The Shadows of Love

Grandpa
He didn’t care about the election,
nor if the EU felt rejection.
He didn’t long for leafy lanes
or cottages with lead window frames.

He loved uneven cobbled streets
and factories’ grey smoke and heat.
He loved his comfy, battered hat,
and his black wellies, more than that.

But most of all he loved his grandson,
of which he had no more than one.
He made him laugh with many jokes,
and smiled each time the dear child spoke.

He was a plain, no nonsense man;
a strictly stout and meat pie fan.
But most of all he loved this boy,
who brought to his life, untold joy.

This poem is from my new book of poetry, The Shadows of Love.
All my books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. It’s £1.99 on Kindle UK and $2.56 on Kindle US. The paperback is £4.50 +P+P from Lulu and will be available from other bookstores very soon.

Here’s a review of the book.
Sarah Stuart
5.0 out of 5 stars – A joy to read – a book to treasure!
27 September 2018
Verified Purchase
The title poem seized my attention. It’s misleadingly simple but deep and, sure enough, A Large Feathered Hat demonstrates the flip side of love: hate.

A Mother’s Love has an ending that shocks with its truth – Christmas with Mother is hilarious; we’ve all met this lady whether she was our mother or not!

Swallows is a one-sentence poem. I read it twice, and it really is, demonstrating Ms Luker’s incredible talent for expressing love in so many diverse styles, not just another slant on the subject or in different words. The mix of focus surprises from page to page – love of books, flowers, a coffee flask, pills – mixed views on those!

My absolute favourite is Godmother, which opens with this line. “Shall I compare thee to a winter’s night?” Unexpected – once again, tails to love’s winning heads.

I hope you enjoyed the poem, Grandpa.

The Shadows of Love

If you enjoy poetry, why not pick up this little volume of poetry that explores the different forms of love. It’s not about mushy love poems. Here’s a handy link.

If you like my poetry you can grab more here. My other two books are anthologies of a variety of subjects.

Nature’s Gold

Autumn Gold

The Shadows of Love

A remembered kiss;
the touch of your hands,
through the distance of time,
in faraway lands.

The songs that you sang,
of love everlasting,
now are poignant, untrue
as our feelings are passing.

And all that we knew
of a love that was strong,
we threw to the sky.
Now I think we were wrong,

to pass by a friendship,
and a passion like fire;
then I remember betrayal
and that you are a liar.

Yet sometimes I wander
through the winter of time
with the shadows of love
and still wish you were mine.

Coming Soon – New Poetry Book

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We’ve all experienced love, in one form or another, well this book explores how love affects us, by using lots of different forms of poetry. Love can bring great joy, but also pain. We experience the unconditional love we have for our children or parents, and the worry if they are not happy. In today’s world we sometimes love objects. They can become important in our lives. Love can even turn to obsession.

This book is poetry that explores the topic of love from many angles, but the poetry is accessible and easy to enjoy. I’m just awaiting the final proof copy before it’s released.

There are over thirty brand new poems for you to explore. Watch this space.

 

Whisker Breath

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Fox-red rabbit with snowdrop paws
peeping through the sodden grass.
Never-ending munching.
Unaware that black cat ears
are just a whisker away.

A car backfires, shotgun loud.
Hind legs jerk, and rabbit’s gone.
Black cat sits, back straight, searching
reveals his sinister intent.
Whiskers tweak, he stalks away.

Abandoned

The floor board creaked
but no-one was there.
I heard a foot step
on the winding stair.

The fierce wind whistled
through the broken pane,
and a tree branch tapped
on the weather vane.

He said he’d meet me,
but I stood alone.
A spirit loomed.
Blank eyes met my own.

Why were we meeting
in a lonely place?
I saw a shadow
of a twisted face.

I ran to exit
through the open door,
aware my one love
wanted me no more.

Alternative Nano – Poetry

At the moment I’m taking an art course, which has made it difficult to keep up with my writing, however I do intend to do something for November, even though this is not the year for me to do the wonderful NaNoWriMo.
I’m going to try to write a poem every day in November and each week I’ll pick one and publish on this website. Can’t guarantee to keep it up but I’ll give it a go.
What are your plans for November?

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