The Flowers of Poppies Worn in Splendour

My humble contribution to Remembrance Day

Some gave their life for a kingdom.
Some died without a voice.
Somewhere was a voice in the wilderness,
But it was not a wilderness of choice.

There is no freedom on a battlefield,
And battles are not fought with dreams.
Minefields are full of nightmares.
Nightmares are full of screams.

Weapons are for a purpose,
That purpose can be a crime.
Some crime goes without punishment,
But the punishment was not mine.

Suffering can become a kingdom,
A kingdom lived in the dark.
The dark is full of shadows,
Where blood leaves its mark.

The flowers of poppies worn in splendour
Paying tribute to the dead.
Peace is what they all died for
But that word still needs to be spread.

© 2018 Daniel Kemp All rights reserved


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Time to Viking Up!

From a very good friend of mine.

A Journey thru Words

Viking shipNORSE HEARTS IS IN PRINT ON AMAZON! Ebook to be released 11-23-2018

The biggest item in my Bucket List is done! Since the first time I read a romance book, I desired to write a historical romance about Vikings.  I have always been fascinated by this culture that burst upon the world in the 800’s. Their tenacity to survive, their code of honor and their impact on the world created a respect that resonates with me.
The original story and characters that I have lived with for so many years surprised me when I finally had the time to sit down and write. I realized that the prologue, which described a scene about their parents, was actually a story unto itself. I’m not sure you start a series with the last story first, but that’s what happened, This is the beginning of actually five stories now. Each one related, but…

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A Blog Review of Why? A Complicated Love

Why A Complicated Love
by Daniel Kemp
My rating: 4.5 stars
Publisher: Creativia; 1 edition (February 24, 2014)
Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Genre: Suspense
Print Length: 87 pages
Available from: Amazon
Why? Is a story set in a web of despair, sex, unreachable emotion and love.
One man’s crippling injuries, caused by an unprovoked, vicious attack, ruins the lives of everyone around him. This includes Terry Meadows, a nineteen-year-old boy who falls in love with the main character’s daughter Laura, twenty-seven years before the opening of the story.
The twisted, interconnecting matrix in which Francis, Laura’s father, lives, destroys and distorts his daughter’s image of life beyond repair. It is a sad tragedy with an unexpected ending.
Why? A Complicated Love by Daniel Kemp

Why A Complicated LoveNineteen-year-old Terry thought it was his lucky night when a beautiful, older woman took him home for a night of uncomplicated sex. He hadn’t expected to meet Sammy’s daughter, Laura or to feel something akin to love at first sight.

Terry also hadn’t planned on the twisted control and domination of Laura’s father, a man whose poisoned mind and crippled body would dictate Terry’s future, with the caveat he was NOT to touch Laura. Welcome to the dark world of Daniel Kemp’s gritty and dark romantic tale, WHY? A COMPLICATED LOVE, a story spanning decades and fated to end tragically, yet fittingly in so many ways.

Daniel Kemp doesn’t shy away from raw details or human flaws and weaknesses. He also doesn’t apologize for making his readers uncomfortable or for the shock value he creates as we are left shaking our heads at how these events could have played out this way. Mr. Kemp is a master at storytelling for adults.

Short, but intense, WHY? is one of those reads that will stick in your head as you toy with “why” it had to end this way or so soon…



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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews- Brigid P. Gallagher, Mary Anne Edwards and Daniel Kemp

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Thanks for dropping in today for the first of the Cafe and Bookstore updates for the week. With new releases ready for Christmas and lots of great reviews being posted, it is going to be a busy few weeks.

So please let me know if you have a new release coming out or have received a great new review that you would like to share. With 150+ authors in the Cafe and Bookstore I can miss them. I have a few in the buffer, but don’t want to miss out. Email me on sally.cronin

The first author today with a recent review is Brigid P. Gallagher for her book Watching for the Daisies.

About the book

Millions of people around the world suffer from fibromyalgia; the majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure.

In this memoir, Brigid P. Gallagher shares her experiences on:

  • The busy…

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Why? A Story Of—-Sex, Murder, and oh yes—Love

A Review

Drama, erotica, passion, suspense; they are all here.
A bipolar plot pitted with oodles of painful depravity, a collection of which can only be found in the depths of London’s underworld. Yet the power of love shines through, supplying blanket after fluffy blanket of beautiful romance.
Such a lover!
A man for all seasons and reasons, but with a heart for only one woman.
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El Jardín Desolado (Spanish Edition)

The Spanish translated version of The Desolate Garden  is now live in Amazon, and can be found here:
The translated version is also available from many other marketplaces, including:
– Kobo
– Google Play
– B&N
– Apple
– Scribd
– Tolino
– Streetlib
– 3M
– Baker & Taylor
– Follet
– Overdrive
– Gardners
– Chegg
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Resist the urge to do housework, says Pat Barker. QUOTES FOR WRITERS


washing-machine-2668472_640Keep your bum glued to the chair. It’s extraordinary how, if a piece of writing is going badly—and sometimes even when it’s going well—other activities become steadily more attractive. Not just getting up to make endless cups of coffee either—even cleaning out the cupboard under the sink seems suddenly a fun thing to do. Resist! You’ve got to turn up, on time, at the blank page or screen, and then just stay there. That way, if the Muse does decide to pay you a visit, at least she’ll know where to find you.
Pat Barker

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