False Confession

New release—now on sale for $.99   Buy link Amazon — http://amzn.to/2v0GLLZ

Did Glory fall for the wrong man, or is someone lying?

Music teacher Glory has given up on men, with good reason. Then she meets the handsome lead guitar player in the band she has just joined.

Alex, body builder and construction foreman, is determinedly single because he’s given up on women. But that’s before he meets the keyboard player who just joined his brother’s rock band. Suddenly his interest is revived and he goes on a crusade to gain Glory’s attention.

But when Alex disappears and the police claim they have a confession giving damning evidence against him, Glory has to make a decision. Can she trust the man she’s fallen for, or has she been fooled into believing a lie?

I loved this book! I’ve found my new favorite author. – a reviewer

Leave me a review and qualify for the next book free! Just post your review on Amazon, and let me know at sylviegraysonauthor@gmail.com   I appreciate it!

***

It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday and we’re ready to celebrate! Have a look at

Dreams and Promises

— six short stories by six amazing authors, each about the history and story of Canada. Find it here – http://amzn.to/2vmOu9F

Dreams and Promises includes six short stories and novellas written by authors who live in beautiful British Columbia.  Our stories range from the era of the fur trade, to a commercial enterprise that opened up the Canadian and American West, to present day James Bay, a thriving neighborhood in the garden city of Victoria, British Columbia. Among our heroes are a World War One soldier suffering from amnesia, an RCAF pilot from World War Two, and a pioneer prairie farmer.

Our stories play out in a land of infinite promise and sometimes heartbreaking challenges.  Thank you for helping us celebrate our nation’s milestone birthday

***

Whether you’re a new subscriber or a faithful fan, thank you for your support and kind comments about my books! I hope to bring you more enjoyable stories in the upcoming months.

Hope this finds you happy and healthy! Have a great summer.

Hugs, Sylvie

***

Find Sylvie Grayson at

Website – www.sylviegrayson.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sylvie.grayson

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SylvieGrayson

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Sylvie-Grayson/

Discouragement and Optimism – can we choose?

I came across an old book of poetry entitled Homespun, by Wilhelmina Stitch. It was published in 1930, the price – one shilling net. The language is formal, but very interesting to read. Here is one that caught my eye—an uplifting poem.

The True Optimist

He’s not an optimist because he found

all wheels oiled within the daily round;

his life was not an ordered, easy thing,

with ne’er a pin to prick or lash to sting.

But when to him discouragements drew near

he found the lamp of hope to banish fear.

 

However steep the hill, yet would he climb,

saying with smiles: “The peak is mine in time.”

And though he walked along a humble street,

yet would he say, “Life’s kernel is still sweet,

and though I’m poor I’m rich in friendship’s gold,

and I have much that can’t be bought or sold.

The weather’s bad today, better tomorrow;

and I’ll know joy again after this sorrow.”

 

He didn’t shut his eyes and call all fair.

He faced the murk and saw stars shining there.

Said he, “There’s joy and grief and sun and shade;

there’s balm and pain; and rough and smooth the grade;

so I will travel on, star-led, sun-kissed,

trusting in God—a thinking optimist.”

 

This little poem is different from today’s offerings. It’s about someone who walks an ordinary road, with the same difficulties and setbacks we all face. And it’s encouraging to read. What do you do when you get discouraged?

Aura Weavers – a fantastic new fantasy trilogy

The Healer, The Bard, The Scribe, all by LizAnn Carson – a new release. Have a look on Amazon –

https://www.amazon.com/Healer-Aura-Weavers-Book-ebook/dp/B073W384LG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Imagine a Land…

Where the air is clear, and life is lived simply but fully;

Where the seasons follow the sun from sowing to harvest, from winter’s hibernation with music and stories through the revels and feasting of summer;

Where people called Weavers, people with special powers, walk the byways to bring healing, entertainment, and knowledge to towns and hamlets.

And now, imagine this peaceful land under threat…

Her Healing Powers Were Ripped Away

Willow left her childhood behind to become a Weaver, one of a select group of men and women who bring their skills as Healers, Bards, and Scribes to the scattered hamlets of the Midland. She has never been without access to the planetary Aura, the all-pervasive energy that enhances her healing skills, as well as assisting with tasks like starting fires and communicating across distances.

Then a space pod from a devastated planet disrupts her peaceful existence. It carries two grievously wounded men and threatens not only the Aura, but a way of life. Nor is the Aura as benign as everyone believes, and Willow pays the price.

A shadow of herself, she sets out through spell-clad hills to find her own healing.

Fair is fair, and you should know that Willow’s story doesn’t end with this book. See book 2, The Bard to continue the saga.

Happy Canada Day – Independence Day

Read our Anthology of stories in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. From the North West Company, through prairie settlement and war to modern-day life, with joy, humour and sorrow woven in. We had fun writing these stories, and you’ll have some fun reading them.

Celebrate us!

https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Promises-Redemption-Infinite-Promise-ebook/dp/B071JR596N/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610

We went to  wonderful concert with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Peter Butterfield directing. The music was of Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610. It was moving, the singers were fabulous, both the choir and the soloists. The musicians were great, some playing the sackbut – the ancient version of the trombone. What a gift that these talented people share their energies and love of music with us.