Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three Little Birds - by Carol E Wyer + Giveaway!

Fantastically fun author Carol E Wyer is flying high at the moment, as her latest release Three Little Birds soars into the ether to land at various different blogs over the coming weeks. There will be reviews, guest posts and giveaways along the way, and this life-affirming read is sure to set your heart a-flutter!

TLB cover  What they say: 'If your friend challenged you, would you dare? Charlie Blundell cannot get over the tragic death of her only daughter. She drifts between her job at the Art cafe and her hospital radio show, the only things which give her life purpose. Her best friend, the madcap Mercedes, cajoles Charlie into writing a 'carpe diem' list, but then swaps Charlie's list with her own. Now, each must complete the other's challenges, and the outcomes will astound both of them. The challenges begin as a series of relatively harmless, fun activities. Soon, though, the stakes increase when Charlie has to complete her challenges to save the hospital radio station. As the tasks become more demanding, a handsome stranger takes an interest in her, but he is not what he seems. One challenge causes a secret buried deep within her to surface, which may prove to be her undoing. Three Little Birds is a story of love, friendship and discovery, laced with hilarity and topped by a wickedly funny parrot called Bert.'  

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Challenge Carol

Guest post by Carol E Wyer

I loved writing Three Little Birds. I wanted it to be one of those ‘feel good’, inspirational books that plays with your emotions but also leaves you thinking, “Okay, I need to do more with my life.”
There are serious messages and some deep emotions that run through the book but it is essentially about hope, friendship, love, romance and self-discovery. It highlights the fact that life can often turn out better than you expected if you are prepared to leave your comfort zone.
I’ve always been keen on bucket lists and have been crossing stuff off mine (which I call a carpe diem list rather than the more depressing alternative) ever since I was in my twenties. I started the list because I discovered in my late teens that life is shorter than you think and stuff can happen to alter the course for you.
After completing the book, I suddenly had an urge to have a go at some of the challenges that the characters face. They are all things I had not considered before. So, I thought, why not? The inner child in me went crazy with delight and encouraged me to commit to a few mad challenges before I remembered how old I really was and tried to back out of them.
I am so glad I did the challenges. You can see what I got up to at YouTube. The shark challenge (not on YouTube) was not only the challenge I feared most but ended up being the best. You can read about it here as it had a surprise ending.
Taking up new challenges can take you on a journey you didn’t expect. Little did I imagine when I reluctantly had a go at stand-up comedy last year that I would be touring the UK (and Europe) to sell-out audiences (albeit small audiences). It came as a massive surprise and boy, am I glad I faced my fear and had a go at trying to make people laugh. I love it.
So, what are you waiting for? Why not start your own Carpe Diem list? Three Little Birds will hopefully change your life and at the back of the book there are 100 ideas for you to consider. You don’t have to take up wacky or wild challenges just try something you fancy having a go at. You never know where it may take you. As for me, I’m just waiting for my invitation to The Apollo!
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photo-42 Author Bio: I have always written stories. My early stories were for children and sported silly titles like Humphrey and the Dustbin Cats, Hurrah for Hugo! and Noir and Blanc – Two Naughty Cats. They taught French language to younger children and were accompanied by a tape of French songs, mercifully not sung by me. I began writing for adults after my son left home. I converted his old bedroom into an office and set about writing humorous novels largely aimed at women of a certain age. The rest is history. Following much media success with Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, I signed the Amanda Wilson novels with Thornberry Publishing. In 2012, I was lucky enough to be offered a three book deal with Safkhet Publishing. They have published How Not to Murder Your Grumpy and Just Add Spice, and released Grumpy Old Menopause, the sister book to How Not to Murder Your Grumpy, in December 2013. I now write full-time. When I am not working on a novel, I’ll be writing articles for magazines such asWoman’s Weekly, or blog posts for The Huffington Post and Indies Unlimited. My books aim to encourage as many people as possible to age disgracefully and enjoy life. After all, life is short and ‘he who laughs…lasts!’

Find Carol

Watch the Apex Duck Movie, starring the Three Little Birds who accompanied Carol on her very own set of dare devil challenges:[caption id="attachment_7277" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 

Carol diving with sharks!



To celebrate the tour, Carol has some brilliantly fun prizes to giveaway!
carpe diem journalkazoo
a Rafflecopter giveaway 

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