“…written from the heart.”

Hey guys!

Well what can I say other than horrible, awful week! That was until this little spark of joy brought me back from the darkness, a 5* amazon review for my short story Senghenydd.

The 14th October 1913 is a date that should be burned into the national consciousness just as is the sinking of the Titanic. On this day 440 men lost their lives in an explosion in the Universal Colliery Senghenydd, an event that graphically underlined the human cost of coal. Hardly a household in the village was left untouched. This short and moving account as seen through the eyes of one of the survivors should be compulsory reading. It is certainly compulsive and obviously written from the heart. Thankyou and well done Elise for Senghenydd (Historical Short Story)

 

To the writer of the review, whoever you are, I would really like to say thank you! After a very long and tearful week this really put a smile on my face. To all of my readers, thank you so much for your continued support.

Eilise xxx

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Edit, write and flap!

Hey all!

So as I mentioned in my previous post I’ve been keeping pretty busy the last couple of months, work has been busy with a last rush of late summer visitors, I’m still editing my novel which I am determined to get out by the end of the year but am tempted to send to a professional editor to get checked over before it’s published so that it’s squeaky clean 🙂 But along with editing I am desperate to start my new project based around my short story Senghenydd so I am also swatting up on the history of the South Wales mining communities during the early 1900’s. I am thoroughly enjoying doing some research again but have on occasion found myself in a bit of a flap when trying to do everything at once, so this evening I’ve taken a step back and realised to move forward I need to stop rushing around panicking as I’d probably get far more done then so tonight is the start of that by popping in here to update you all.

So keep popping by as I will be popping in more often with updates and mutterings 🙂

Night for now!

Eilise xxx

 

Not Missing!

Hey all,

Just to let you know don’t worry I’m not missing, I haven’t been kidnapped by aliens and I am still here writing just work has demanded a little more of my time over the past two months with people off on their summer hols. The good news is I am still thinking of my writing and often wander back to look at it in the few spare minutes so once things have quieted down a little I should be back on track once more and you will have another couple of stories to read.

I’ve also recently become involved with a group called Operation Shoebox who I discovered whilst doing some research for my most recent WIP. The are an a mazing group of people who give their free time towards putting welfare boxes together for our service men and women who are oversees. If you are interested in helping there are many different things you can do to help just pop over to their site.

I recently received an interesting suggestion to expand my short story Senghenydd for the centenary of the event next year so I have many projects lined up at the moment!

I hope you are all well and are having a good summer.

Eilise xx

Rank 962 in Free Kindle Store!

Hey all,

Well I’ve had a wonderful response so far to my July Giveaway so much so that my first short story, ‘The Strength of a Promise’ has rocketed to 962 in the Free in Kindle Store ranks which has made my day. But with 36 more hours to go of my 2 day giveaway could it possibly reach the to 100?!!! If you haven’t already got your copy and are interested in having a read then you will find any of my short stories for free at the moment here.

Happy reading all!

Eilise xxx

July Giveaway!

Hey strangers!

Yes I’m an awful blogger I know I hang my head in shame and apologize profusely for my absence yet again! But I’m happy to tell you that I’ve written 25,000 words towards my next novel this month so I have been keeping busy 🙂

The even better news is I’ve popped by to let you all know that for the first two days of July (my birthday month) I’ve decided to do a massive giveaway of all my short stories so at midnight tonight get yourselves over to amazon and get downloading! Find my listings here.

I’ll be back here tomorrow, don’t forget to tell all of your friends and family so that they don’t mis out on the offer.

See ya again soon,

Eilise xxx

Sunny-day Short Story Giveaway!

That’s right another free short story available on kindle for today only!

Senhenydd.

An emotional short story based on the largest coal mining disaster in Britain. On the 14th of October 1913 there were several explosions throughout the Senghenydd mine in Glamorgan, South Wales.
This short story recounts one woman’s experience of waiting for news of her husband and two sons who were working down the mine at the time of the accident. (Approx. 2,250 words)

And the best bit is that it is FREE! Click here to get your copy  🙂

So for this beautifully sunny day why not get a free short story to read whilst you lounge in your deck chair with a lovely iced tea, if you’re unfortunately not getting the same weather a us here in the UK perhaps curling up on the sofa with a steaming cuppa tea would be more suitable!

Eilise xx

Historical Short Story Collection.

Hey guys sorry as always, I’m useless at updating things but the good news is that my five short stories that I’ve published on kindle over the past few months are now available as a complete collection, basically by buying this you’ll get one story free! 🙂

Historical Short Story Collection

A collection of five historical short stories including:

The Strength of a Promise.
A wartime romance between an RAF pilot and a young WAAF. The turbulence of war threw them together in an unexpected whirlwind romance but it could just as easily separate them forever. Read about the night that holds their entire future in limbo, what will the dawn of the following day bring?

Senghenydd.
An emotional short story based on the largest coal mining disaster in Britain. On the 14th of October 1913 there were several explosions throughout the Senghenydd mine in Glamorgan, South Wales.
This short story recounts one woman’s experience of waiting for news of her husband and two sons who were working down the mine at the time of the accident.

No Possible Future?
Set in 1937 Soviet Russia.
When Iosif is dragged from his family home in the dead of night he loses everything, sent to a hard labour camp in Siberia he cannot contemplate a future. Day by day he witnesses the devastating affect the camp has on inmates and the rare likelihood that anyone will survive their sentence to have a future outside of the camp once more. Can anything make him consider any kind of future again?

Blossoming Love.
A short story of young love during the 1930’s, this story shows a snippet in time of the beginning of a relationship between Lily and Peter.
This short story is an introduction to Lily one of the main characters in Eilise Burrows’ soon to be released debut novel ‘Dare to Dream Again.’

Scared to Love.
During the turbulent years of the Second World War young women everywhere are falling for men in uniform but this is the last thing Edna Sinclair plans on doing as she mourns the death of her elder brother Richard. When childhood friend Joseph Walsh returns home on leave he tries his very hardest to help Edna realize that it can be worth risking everything for love but can he convince her to break the biggest promise she ever made to herself?

The collection is available for £2.56 for my UK friends or $4.11 for all my lovely readers in the US.

So what can I say other than happy reading and enjoy that free story!

Bye for now, after a busy hot few days at work I am finally off for my first bit of chocolate I’ve allowed myself all week! Yum I can’t wait, dark chocolate with salted caramel 🙂

Eilise xx

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