A Home To Belong

In times forgotten, in memories now old

Where stories of love still remained untold,

There was a soul that had wandered far and alone

Trying to find a way for his sins to atone.

 

Lies were his friend, they hid his name.

They hid his past, they hid his shame.

Bodies had died and faces burned away,

But murders are death and alive for more than a day. 

 

The pen writes the stories, the pages hide the cause.

The gun does the shooting and the pride hears the applause.

The bodies are all hidden but the stench lingers long.

Where does a man with a past find a home to belong?

 

© 2018, Danny Kemp All rights reserved.

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There are several sections on this link of writers you may know. I’m in the Thrillers section. All of us are asking for followers of one description or another, or like greedy me; for followers on two social platforms, Amazon and BookBub.
If you can do this for me then please find my name in the Thriller section and click on it for either Amazon or BookBub, or better still– both!

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Smorgasbord End of Summer #Party – Weekend August 25th/26th 2018 – Invitation.

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You are invited to the End of Summer Partyon the weekend of August 25th and 26th to enjoy music, good food, witty conversation and an opportunity to plug your books and your blog.

Of course in this virtual world of ours music is great, and so is the wit, but the food is less fattening. It is a chance to mingle and make new contacts and learn more about your fellow bloggers which is always a good thing.

To enable you to do this, there will be four meals where you can be a guest over the two days.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.

I want to make this as easy as possible to accept this invitation so please just answer these three questions.

  1. Please give me the title of a piece of music that means a lot to you with a brief reason…

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A Review On A Currently Free Book

An outstanding review of Once I Was A Soldier FREE until midnight PST 8/8/2018

7 August 2018

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Once I was a Soldier by Daniel Kemp is the second in a trilogy that opened with What Happened in Vienna Jack? Once I was a Soldier picks up the narrative some 20 years later. It’s not obvious, at first, because the characters seem new, but if you have read the first book, you will realise, slowly, slowly that you have met these characters before.

This is a thriller of the highest quality. I’ve made the comparison between John le Carre and Daniel Kemp before. Both of these writers have agile, creative minds and both are experts in their chosen fields of espionage and the politics of the era.

The theme of Once I was a Soldier is power. People crave power, even if they already have it, they are greedy and want more. Those in power are afraid of losing it and guard it jealously.

The novel opens with an abuse of power. Melissa Iverson has inherited a vast fortune. Her lawyer reads her the contents of her Father’s Will. Her Father has made provisions for his two elderly, much-loved servants, leaving them a house in which to live out their days. But the clause isn’t watertight and Melissa demands that the elderly couple are thrown out of their home immediately. This abuse of power drives the narrative.

This is some of the finest erotica I’ve read. The writer lulls the reader into believing that sex and wealth are so high on the agenda that we are reading a narrative that lures us into the sexually determined world of Jackie Collins, or Shirley Conran.

And neither is this Agatha Christie, there’s no room for Miss Marple here. There is a change of mood and pace that is shocking. We stumble into a gritty, dark world…the characters with whom we thought were safe and dependable are not what they have seemed. Who are their masters? Who truly, ultimately has power? We don’t know and for the most part we never find out, we can only guess. but the final pages bring us back to the narrative…it is shocking, leaving us in no doubt that evil really does exist.

If you like your reading to be challenging, if you like the mystery of where Daniel Kemp is taking you..be warned, Once I was a Soldier is disturbing, but you will enjoy the journey.

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Once A Was A Soldier

There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.

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Rudy to the Rescue

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Farmer Brown had dozens of hens, but no rooster, so he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster for sale.  The other farmer says, “Yeah, I’ve this great rooster, named Rudy. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.” Well, Rudy the rooster costs a lot of money, but, farmer decides he’d be worth it. So, he buys him and takes the rooster home. He then sets him down in the barnyard and gives the rooster a pep talk, “Rudy, I want you to pace yourself now. You’ve got a lot of chickens to service here, and you cost me a lot of money. Consequently, I’ll need you to do a good job. “So, take your time and have some fun,” the farmer ended with a chuckle.

Rudy seemed to understand, so the farmer points toward the hen house, and Rudy took…

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On Neighborhood Relations.

Hilarious

Mitigating Chaos

I used to have problems with some of my neighbors, but since I have started packaging my trash this way, they seem much more pleasant.  IMG_4941

They say “Good Morning” with a smile, keep the music volume real low and don’t let their dogs on my lawn.

I wonder what has changed?

Hey, fuggetaboutit, but thanks to my buddy, Burt Poston for the photo. He’s a stand-up guy.

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Viking Tid Bits 3

Some wise reflections on a bygone age by Robynn Gabel

Common Sense Experiences

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When Vikings wrote, they used what we call runes. The word above is actually my name, Robynn. Not much is known about Vikings and they didn’t leave much behind in writing. Some have theorized they were not educated and so not many knew how to write. Some think that because they used less permanent writing materials, not much was left behind. Either way, we do know they did use runes and what is left behind can be found in carvings or stone.

They were a superstitious people. Words to them were magic and held great power. Maybe to write it down was to allow it to have a life of its own. But despite what we know or don’t know of them, we can fill in the holes with educated guessing. The study of anthropology shows us that there is a common thread among all of us. Ancient or current.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – #FREE until 26th July -The Desolate Garden by Daniel Kemp

Sally invited me into her Cafe and Bookstore. The offer on this book expires on July 27.

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Delighted to welcome another author to the shelves of the bookstore with his books. And you are in luck as Daniel Kemp is offering The Desolate GardenFREEuntil the 26th of July

About the Desolate Garden

After Lord Harry Paterson is summoned to London following his father’s murder, he discovers an age-old secret and must ascend into his family’s true inheritance.

Digging deeper, he finds out that his late father, Lord Elliot Paterson, had discovered a hidden ledger dated all the way back to 1936… and a vast quantity of money erased from the accounts. Mysterious initials and an address in Leningrad – a major port in former Stalin’s Soviet Union – are his only clues.

Together with the attractive Judith Meadows, Lord Harry must unravel the mysterious death

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If the Truth Be Told

Wow, what a review! Fantastic and insightful. My thanks don’t seem enough but that’s all I have.

Gabriel Constans

The Story That Had No Beginning by Daniel Kemp.
Reviewed by Gabriel Constans.

51eGvdQIgBLTom Collins, and his sister Alice (Alicia), are twins who were separated into foster homes when they were 8 years of age. As adults, they’ve taken different paths. Tom becomes a thug, in and out of prison, and Alicia is a famous photographer, care of the graces of her mentor and mother figure (Mary O’Donnell). The Story That Had No Beginning, takes a close look at these siblings as adults, and explores their lives together with friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, and the inter-connections that take place. What appears to be straight-forward, and obvious, may or may not be so.

Mr. Kemp has written a superb crime story, with the actions, thoughts, feelings, and consequences of the main characters being told by way of deceased Tom Collins, who can see into the past. Tom says, “All…

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