Friday, April 29, 2016

Y = YEOMANS, Roland - Author, A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

For the Letter Y, I'm taking creative license and featuring a Y name blogger, His name? 

Roland Yeomans, from Writing in the Crosshairs. His last name conveniently starts with Y. 


Roland Yeomans, Writing in the Crosshairs, 

Y = Yeomans, Roland, Author
Theme = Authors, AtoZ


Fellow blogger and prolific writer, and also emergency blood courier, Roland Yeomans, is my entry for the letter Y. I've read a lot of Roland's books and reviewed them. I have a preference for his tales of Egypt, and old New Orleans, especially Meilori's. After midnight, people come and go in the club, or sit and chat while they try to dodge the undead and unsavoury characters.

On a good night, Meilori's could have the Lost Generation wandering by or at the tables. On a bad night, it could be the dreaded Daystar or a Nazi general bent on revenge. . .

Roland weaves stories with the dialogue of various writers of the past, he creates a world for a young bear named Hibbs, a blended-family for a boy named Victor Standish, and a club owned by a ex-Texas Ranger, which occasionally doubles as a portal to other realms or times.


Roland's blog 'Writing in the Crosshairs'

A sampling of a few books to whet your imagination:


Ghost of a Chance - Who or what are they looking for? 
One of my favourites. . .





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Her Bones are in the Badlands.
Dust--lots of it--large movie cameras and a mystery. . .another favourite







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The Not-So-Innocents Abroad - NEW
Steampunk saves the day?





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Do you follow Roland? Which of his stories do you like? (New Orleans stories, Meilori and McCord, Egyptian sand dunes withTesla's hovercraft)? How about his venture into Steampunk stories?

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here and I'll respond. Thanks for dropping by. PS - Roland doesn't know he was selected as my Y author. Surprise. . .!

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A to Z Challenge - 2016

It's April again and time for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z challenge  This is my 4th year participating in the challenge! (Previous A to Z  posts at the top of my blog page tabs are: Art A-Z, French Faves, Paris, Etc. 

Thanks to originator Lee (Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out), and the co-hosts and co-host teams who make the challenge run smoothly. See the list of participants, and other important information at the A to Z Blog site.  The basic idea is to blog every day in April except Sundays (26 days). On April 1st, you begin with the letter A, April 2 is the letter B, and so on. Posts can be random or use a theme.



Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016 - Badge

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Roland Yeomans Blog
http://rolandyeomans.blogspot.ca/

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13 comments:

  1. This is very kind of you, D.G.! I am about to make GHOST OF A CHANCE into paperback format -- hey, I am the protagonist after all!

    I wrote THE STARS BLEED AT MIDNIGHT, my 2nd Egyptian fantasy, just for you and Inger.

    May the rest of this year treat you and your husband much, much better!

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    1. I didn't use TSBAM (all time fave) along with Death in the House of Life because I thought the covers had changed. Thanks for the kind words, some good karma would be appreciated. . .And Inger and I devoured The Stars Bleed at Midnight (no, not literally).

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  2. A great writer!! Very good choice for your Y post!

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    1. Thank you, Nicola. :-) I think you might like HER BONES ARE IN THE BADLANDS -- it has Marlene Dietrich filming the first talking Western in the badlands of South Dakota ... murders ensue. :-)

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  3. I'd be interested in the steampunk ones for sure.

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    1. That would be Roland's newest novel, and it appeals to me too.

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    2. If you like Steampunk, you might truly enjoy The Not-So-Innocents Abroad (Now available in Kindle format) -- also my Egyptian adventures. :-)

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  4. Roland is an awesome writer and I've several of his books on my TBR list. His blog for the A to Z fun and informative.
    Happy A to Z almost end!

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    1. Yes one more post, and another female author coming up for my Z, Yolanda. I'm enjoying your A to Z theme too!

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    2. Yolanda, I hope you enjoy any of my books you read.

      Yes! The challenge is almost over!!

      I've been fighting one grueling blood run after another today -- which is why I am so late to the game. :-(

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  5. Hi DG and Roland ... good choice for Y - I was pleased when Roland's name came up ...

    I have Roland's books to read ... and now I have added information re their content - always helpful ...

    Congratulations on finishing the A-Z ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I hope you enjoy my books whenever you get to them. :-)

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