Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New Release by Harmony Kent - Sorrowful Soul, Book 3 in the Soul Poetry Series! @harmony_kent #poetry #grief #poems #NewRelease

Hello, beautiful readers! Today I'd like to share with you the newest poetry book from an incredibly talented author, Harmony Kent! If you have never read a story or poem from her, you are in for a treat! Please welcome Harmony to our space as she shares this beautiful book with you all.


Hi, Yvi.

Thanks so much for hosting me today. It’s always wonderful to visit with you.

Here’s a little bit I’d love to share about my latest book of poetry, Sorrowful Soul. Full of freestyle poems, which provide company and compassion through the devastating journey of grief and loss and onward, this heartfelt collection shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone.

Since Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s excellent book on the stages of grief, we now have an established set of seven stages to the grieving process. Although these stages are non-linear and can be revisited at any time, it’s helpful to have a rough idea of what we might expect during this difficult period of transition. The second stage is commonly known as Denial.

Here’s an extract from the opening lines to a poem about disbelief …

From Part 2: Denial

(Extract From Done)

Hands raised

Palms out

Flat in refusal

Blood stained

Coated in tears

Of hurt and disbelief

You would never

Leave me alone

Stay away, I tell

The naysayers

Who’d have me


Have you ever found yourself in a state of disbelief and denial over an unexpected change or loss? Chat with me in the comments. I hope you enjoyed this poetic excerpt and would love to know what you think. Thanks for reading! 😊

Book Trailer:

PRE-ORDER NOW: https://mybook.to/SorrowfulSoul

About the Book:

If we’re lucky, we meet twilight at the front door and old age creeps in on the night breeze.

Even if we make it to our twilight years, the more we age, the more loss we must endure as part of the cycle of life. Many of these poems lament death, but they also relate to broken relationships, severed friendships, and the loss of youth. This book of grief poetry is as much about saying goodbye and working through loss as it is about death and love split asunder.

This heartfelt collection provides company and compassion through the devastating journey of loss and shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone. Within these pages we share shock, numbness and denial, catapult into anger, bargaining, depression, loneliness, and guilt, and—eventually—make the seismic shift into testing the possibility of a new normal and finding acceptance.


Harmony Kent spent 13 years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, where she faced her demons and overcame devastating low self-esteem and found freedom. After a life-changing injury, Harmony returned to the world at the tender age of 40, and her life as a writer began.

Harmony is an award winning multi-genre author, and her publications include:

The Battle forBrisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved

The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015

Polish Your Prose:Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015

Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)

Slices of Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 1)

Life and Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 2)

Sorrowful Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 3)

Interludes (Erotic Short Stories)

Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)

Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)

Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)

Polish Your Prose (How to Self-Edit)

Creative Solutions (Creative Writing Inspiration)

Backstage (Erotic Romance and Thriller)

FALLOUT(Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree

The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony is always on the lookout for talent and excellence and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

Harmony's Website

Twitter: @harmony_kent

Goodreads: Harmony Kent

BookBub: Harmony Kent

Story Empire (co-authored blog): Harmony Kent

Harmony’s Amazon Author Page: author.to/HarmonysBooks


I hope you all will pick up a book or two from Harmony! I have no doubt you will enjoy them. We'd love to hear from you. Do you enjoy poetry? Can you relate to the poem Harmony shared with us? Tell us in the comments below! :-)

Monday, November 28, 2022

Welcome to Day 5 of the REIMAGINING NEON Blog Tour featuring Author, Linda C. Mims! @boom_lyn @YvetteMCalleiro @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @4WillsPub @4WP11 #TheNeonHouses

Hello, beautiful readers! I am so excited to share with you a story I'm sure you will love. I first read The Neon Houses many years ago and immediately fell in love with the characters and the storyline. The author, on the other hand, pulled it from the virtual shelves because she wanted to reimagine the story. I have been after her for years to give me "more Neon," and she has finally come through! Join me in welcoming Linda Mims to our space as she shares her story with you.


GIVEAWAYS:  (3) $10 Amazon gift cards

Please leave Linda a comment below or anywhere along the tour, for your chance to win one of her awesome giveaways!


Modern Methods of Communication

We’re concerned that our kids are becoming lazy communicators because they text, instant message, or use Facebook, TikTok and Instagram as means of communication. We wonder if they’re losing valuable social skills by not engaging in actual conversations.

The young people’s habits are carrying over to my generation (Boomers), and I think it’s a good thing. I’ve talked to more people today than I would’ve in a week. I had five communications and can have even more when I’m through here. All I need to do is go to Facebook and chat with whoever is on. If I go to text messaging, I can chat with my daughter who lives in another state. My brother emailed me photos from Texas, and I texted him to ask when he was coming home.

In the last two days, I talked to two of my former students on Messenger and received a job offer on LinkedIn. This is addictive. No wonder kids can’t put their phones down. My friends and I are more eloquent on Facebook than we would be on the phone, and we’re learning the shorthand that kids use while texting.

We may also be a little more honest in these quick conversations, which I’m learning to watch because there’s still something about hearing tone and voice inflections. Still, we don’t fill our online conversations with extraneous details, conversation openers, or needless chatter. We say what we really need to say and sign off.

The kids have hit on something that makes them much more social and more connected than we were as kids.

Now, if only we could talk to people or play games just by thinking about it, via a chip in our heads. Welcome to the world in 2087.

(Excerpt from The Neon Houses, The new computer chip.)

“I had a good time, as usual. You guys don’t disappoint,” said Declan Daniels, another of Dickey’s coworkers and probably the one who worked the closest with him and Mayor Scott Baker.

“Thanks, Declan,” Noel said.

Dickey called out to Noel’s dad and waved him over. “This is the guy I was telling you about, Cam. He’s always looking for the latest microchip dashes.” Dickey made introductions.

Dashes could be purchased and stamped into a chip’s memory band, allowing access to books, movies, and music through the sensory modules of one’s brain.

“Thanks for your interest, Declan,” Cam said. “I’m working out a few kinks in our latest dash. We want better ways to activate or halt the program. Head turns were sufficient when there were just a few dash applications, but as we add to the number, subtle head movements aren’t enough. I see too many customers about to snap their heads off in order to turn a game on.”

The men laughed.

“It’s not funny, guys!” Cam said.

“A lot of my friends have the first versions, and they don’t mind using head movements to operate the controls,” Declan said. “Are you saying that I should wait awhile for you to develop alternate controls?”

“Yes,” said Cam. “Just a while longer. I’ll have Fredrick tell you when it’s time to buy.”

Declan put his hat on. “Dr. Reed, it’s been a pleasure, and please let me know if you need to test those new dashes on someone. I love the action games.”

“I might take you up on that.” Cameron laughed and shook hands with him.


Thanks for sharing that excerpt with us, Linda! So, how many of you would have a chip implanted in your brain? We'd love to hear your thoughts below. Don't forget! You could win one of three $10 Amazon gift cards just for commenting. :-)


What would you do if you were the daughter of a cult hero who boasted a past life full of exciting, colorful exploits?

Suppose the thing that made your mother a cult hero was also inside you.
Now, imagine spending your whole life trying to hide it—until you shared the heart stopping death of someone close to you.

Supposed that death brought you face to face with the gift of the neon houses.

New Chicago and its neighboring town, The Southland, are vastly different worlds in circa 2087, but Dr. Noel Kennedy is an expert at navigating both worlds. As the Deputy Chief of Schools in The Southland, Noel has perfected being a solid, middle-class citizen. Not even her husband, Fredrick Kennedy, truly understands what she is.

When Zarah Fisher, Noel’s young protégé, is murdered on a deserted street in The Southland, Noel knows the exact moment Zarah takes her last breath. Though miles away, Noel feels the girl's terror, and hears her anguished screams inside her own head because of an inheritance that has left her with extraordinary gifts.

Can Noel find justice for Zarah without risking it all? Murder, mayhem, and suspense abound in this action-packed page-turner. 

More than a mystery, The Neon Houses thrills the reader with scenes of a futuristic 2087. Autoplanes, body planes, and flying buses are the norm. Robots and androids cook, clean, and serve the affluent, while dystopia lurks just around the corner.


LindaMims is a writer, a dreamer, and an educator, who hails from a quiet village just south of Chicago. Her stories are mainly about urban characters who are engaged in mystery and mysticism. Her hope is that while entertaining and informing, she’s also sending the message that humans aren’t that different and all each of us want is a better world.








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