Knights of Old

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Knights of Old

In days of yore
Of damsels and maids
Of women most fair
When battle was made

A mighty steed
A rampant charger
Dazzling armour
A knight sat proud

A lance in his hand
Spurs on his feet
He threw down the gauntlet
Cast his gage

Of rage and fury
On battlefield bleak
Judge and jury
And justice did reek

Gods will be done
Trial by combat
A test of arms
Running the lists

A lance in his hand
An axe, A sword
Maybe a mace
The weapons of a lord

Shield bedecked
With scarlet eagle
A griffin rearing
The three lion device

The sanctity of arms
The benediction of might
The blessing of arms
The glory of battle

The power of might
The right of power
Razing villages to the ground
E’en the flower filled bower

Men without charms
To the slaughter like cattle
Serfs and peasants
Mere cannon fodder

A time of majesty
They’d have us believe
But the reality was
Worse than we can conceive

For this, and other random poetry, check out ‘Who Want’s a Theme Anyway?’ here:

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A collection of poetry celebrating the beauty of the random. There is no thematic link to these poems, they touch upon almost any subject that crossed the author’s mind in the moment. They were born from a series of journal notes made over the course of a number of months. This collection is an eclectic mix of poems and range from love poetry to landscapes, children, paranormal, science and technology, and animals, with a lot of other topics thrown in for good measure.

My GRL by John Howell

Announcing the re-launch of My GRL

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The cover is new and the book edited once again to enhance the experience. What is really nice is the price has been cut for the introduction. You can buy the kindle version for a special introduction price of

$0.99

Here’s the blurb.

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission. Amazon for the kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon for the Kindle version

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Check them out and read the first few pages on Amazon.

Also, you can check out John Cannon’s other two adventures, as well as, the new My GRL at John W. Howell’s Author Page

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Author Bio

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

Majestic Reimaginings – New Release

Check out these amazing landscape adult coloring books with accompanying poetry. Go on! You deserve a treat 🙂

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At last! The moment that I know you have all been waiting for with bated breath. J and I Publishing are proud to announce the release of ‘Majestic Reimaginings’, a landscape color book for adults with accompanying poetry. Beautiful landscape coloring images are presented alongside a poem influenced by that picture.

There are two editions available, ‘Majestic Reimaginings’, and ‘Majestic Reimaginings: Illustrator’s Edition’. We hope that you enjoy them.

For a taster of what to expect see this recent blog post.

The information for both can be seen below:

Majestic Reimaginings

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Majestic Reimaginings is a color book for adults with a twist. Lovely poems accompany these images to help you relax and feel the world of nature around you as you color your stress away. Take a few moments for yourself and unwind next to a peaceful river, or relax on the beach and listen to the sounds…

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Forthcoming Release – Majestic Reimaginings

J and I Publishing are very proud to announce the forthcoming release of a new hand drawn adult color book by the very talented Ionia Froment. This book is a collection of diverse landscapes and is full of beautiful, majestic drawings. Each picture is accompanied by a poem by Julian Froment inspired by the landscape. This book will be available as both an adult coloring book and as a special artist’s edition.

As a taster of what you can expect from this beautiful book we have an image and the acccompanying poem for you. We hope that you enjoy them. Further details of the release will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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Up Above

Suspended in the air,
An overarching view
Of beauty most fair,
To enter into

An old arched bridge,
Spanning a patchwork path,
A protective rail,
A merry laugh.

A watery artery,
Meanders past undulant slopes,
An exhilarating sight,
Feeding our dreams and hopes.

A forest of firs,
A vibrant firework display,
Red, green and gold,
Soothes our minds melee.

And down below,
Azaleas bloom,
Touching the banks,
With intense perfume.

Midnight Stirrings by Chastity Skye

A collection of three books, Midnight Stirrings, is a sexy, sultry story for those who are looking to experience new adventures in romance.

Book One, The Neighbor, is available right now, with Book Two, Temptations, available for pre-order now with a release date of 13th June 2016. Book Three, His Fantasy, is scheduled for release on the 27th June 2016 and will be available for pre-order soon.

Get your copy, and/or pre-order Book Two below.

Midnight Stirrings : The Neighbor

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Description

Midnight Stirrings is a sexy, sultry short story of about 4,300 words. Part one of a collection of three books for those who are looking to experience new adventures in romance.

Kylie Simmons is a freelance writer married to a professional chef. They live a comfortable lifestyle in Seattle, but Kylie is restless. She and Greg don’t have much of a love life, and even when they do, it isn’t what one might call exciting.

A chance meeting with the sexy new neighbor next door begins to make her curious. What can she do to win back the attention of her husband? Feeling bold one night, she asks Greg what he wants. What are his fantasies? The answer is more than a little surprising.

Can Kylie get over her fears and fulfil her husband’s ultimate fantasy? What of the mysterious neighbor? Has he been watching her as she suspects?

This book contains mature material intended for those who are comfortable with passionate scenes.

Available Now!

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Midnight Stirrings : Temptations

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Description

Midnight Stirrings: Book Two, Temptations is the second book in the Midnight Stirrings series. A steamy, short romantic suspense story of just over 4,600 words.

When Kylie Simmons and her husband Greg begin to explore their fantasies, trying to increase the flame in their love life, everything seems good…at first. Enter the new neighbor, Damien Goodfellow. He’s tall, sexy as hell, British and has the ideal movie star good looks that every woman fantasizes about in secret.

As Kylie begins to take the idea of her husband’s sexy fantasies more seriously, she starts to get to know the neighbor better, thinking he might be an ideal candidate to help make her husband’s fantasies a reality, but what does she really know about this mysterious stranger? Is it worth the risk to invite him into their lives, or are her buried intuitions correct?

Could there be more to this man than she wants to believe?

He’s been watching her…and he likes what he sees.

This book contains material for mature audiences including sex scenes and mild violence.

Release Date 13th June 2016

Book Two Available for Pre-Order Now!

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Look out for Book Three for Pre-Order soon. Release Date 27th June 2016.

 

Chastity Skye Special Offer

$0.99 for Two Days Only.

One of Chastity Skye’s latest releases will be available at a very special discount price for two days only. You can get Chastity’s novelette, Her Rancher Stepsons, for the amazing price of only $0.99 from Amazon on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May. This is a saving of over 75% on the usual list price.

Take advantage of this time limited offer here

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Her Rancher Stepsons: A M/F/M, MILF, Stepson/Stepmom Menage

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Her Rancher Stepsons is a 10,000 word ultra-steamy romance novelette.

When Kelly’s much older husband is away for the weekend on business, she is left alone with her two 24 year old stepsons. Ryan is the rough and tumble rancher, hardworking, not afraid to get his hands dirty and determined to make a success of the ranch. He’s also struggling with the feelings he has for Kelly.

Reece, Ryan’s twin, is the businessman. Suits and ties rather than boots and cowboy hats fill his world, but he also struggles with a secret…and when the secrets come out into the open, all hell will break loose and none of them will be the same again.

While Ryan is sweet and understanding, Reece is dark and brooding, but one thing is for sure, they are both incredibly hot, and both know how to treat a woman.

As Kelly struggles with her role in their lives and her failing marriage, things begin to heat up…and not just the Texas weather.

This romance contains steamy scenes intended for those who are of an appropriate age. The themes include PI, MILF, and M/F/M menage.

Linux Command Line Interpreter: A Beginners Guide

A How-to guide to the basics of using the Linux Command Line Interpreter (CLI) and the BASH Shell. If you have ever wanted to use the Linux terminal, either remotely or locally, and be able to perform tasks directly within the terminal leveraging the power therein, then this book may be for you. This book is ideal for those that have never worked this way before and want a basic overview of the Linux CLI.

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Description

A beginner’s guide to the Linux Command Line Interpreter.

This how-to guide to the Linux Command Line Interpreter is ideal for anyone that has an interest in learning the basics of using and administering a Linux system from the command line.

Discover the power that communicating more directly with the operating system brings, without the hindrance of a graphical tool limiting your possibilities. An overview of many of the basic commands used on the command line.

With sections on:
The Linux Filesystem
Navigation and File Management
Viewing and Manipulating Text Files
Editing and Creation of Text Files
Finding and Searching
The Shell Environment
Basic Shell Configuration and Customization
Installing Software and Package Management
Miscellaneous Commands

This guide will provide the basics to get you started on your journey into the realms of true power and control over your Linux system.

Get your copy here:

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