Monday Coffee

Hurricane Doris has left her mark on the land, trawling her nails through our leafy forests and towns, ripping her way through anything left unattended or not battened down.

With that in mind, I thought it might be a good time to return to the bat cave. There’s nothing within grasp between these solid walls and heavy rock door so I think we will be safe! Due to sufficient supplies in the bat cave, I can offer you black coffee with sugar, tequila or water. Take your pick.

With another week under our belts and another letter of decline from the literary agents, I think some Columbian coffee will serve me well. Since we are close to home, a freshly made bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich won’t go amiss either!

Now that we have something good to eat and drink, let’s relax and catch up. Have you sent in your answer to Hugh’s Glimpses competition? The prize is a whopping £100 Amazon Gift voucher. It’s definitely worthwhile reading his book too as the clues are hidden within.

Speaking of books, Marjorie Mallon is compiling a list of authors who do book reviews or have guest authors with reviews. It’s worthwhile stopping by her place and catching up with the latest novels available for review. Here’s a snippet of the post she left on Facebook for any authors or bloggers interested in joining her listing:

Hi. I started off asking for bloggers/authors who would be interested in actively promoting authors by reviewing and/or showcasing authors work. I had eleven replies – all positive. I decided to make it a bit more personal rather than just writing a long list and adding links I decided to start a club for lovers of books who would like to support authors by writing reviews, and/or hosting authors on their blogs.

If authors and book bloggers would be interested in adding their details to my next list, (come join the club,) please do get in touch via my email: Thanks

I’ve just had to update this post with exciting news: the Bloggers Bash is getting a new logo and with time hopping and skipping towards our 2017 meet up, I couldn’t resist adding Sacha’s post about the Bash. If you haven’t booked your ticket to the Blogger’s Bash, now is the time to do it! As much fun as we have here in the bat cave, it would be great to break out and actually see each other in person!

On a personal note, I’ve discovered that my children have a knack at following the line of evidence at a hypothetical crime scene. My hubble gave them the facts of a death and they had to decipher who was the guilty party, or if it was a self-inflicted death. Watching and listening to their reasoning was like watching two detectives sift through the evidence at a crime scene. Even the minute detail of looking for clues on the witnesses’ clothing was not missed.  It was a pretty proud moment for me!

Pushing forward to the week ahead, my two detectives, Perkins and Jones, will be cutting through some evidence of their own and making their way towards the end of the case of the Pink Mask. There are a more details to add to pump the story full of fun details for the avid crime reader and I hope that it will keep my audience on their toes till the end.

Well, I’ve talked and munched through my bacon sarni and my coffee cup is empty, so it’s time to kick you out of the bat cave and get down to some real work. Have a great week and don’t forget to check out Hugh and Marjorie’s pages.

If you would like to find out more about Detectives Perkins and Jones, click on the pic below to order your copy of The Iron Pendulum.  Please leave a review and let me know if you’ve enjoyed the book.  Thanks.

The Iron Pendulum by [De Sousa, Eloise]

10 responses to “Monday Coffee

  1. I have downloaded The Iron Pendulum to my Kindle Eloise … holiday reading … and looking forward to it!

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  2. Fully stocked with coffee and tequila? You sound prepared 😉 With their detective skills, maybe your kids will take on the family trade and become mystery writers.

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    • I wasn’t a scout in my younger days, so yup, that’s my prepping technique! 😂😂
      I do hope at least one of them starts writing. I don’t want to push them so I’ll see if the appeal naturally grows. Thanks for stopping by at the cave Trent. 😊

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  3. Hi Eloise. Thanks for sharing the new group details etc, appreciate it. Getting some interest from others who are keen to join too, so once it’s grown a bit more will perhaps dedicate a FB page to the group. 🙂

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  4. Thanks so much for the mention of the Glimpses competition, Eloise. It closes at 23:59 tomorrow (28th Feb) night. Lots of entries to go through and I’ll be announcing the winner over on my blog in a few weeks time. Good luck to everyone that entered the competition. Looking forward to seeing you at The Bloggers Bash.

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