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Happy Fri-Yay Funday My Friends❣️

It is with love and joy, that I share ARCHERY IN THE UK with you today by author Nick Reeves & Ingrid Wilson. Both wordsmith’s that stand alone in their own right, but better together, which you feel when you read them. Ingrid, is also the editor, from Experiments in Fiction (EIF), bringing her gifts to create this 5 Star read in book or on Kindle.

What a timely release, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you have been looking for what to gift for the big day, look no more and make sure you buy extras to show your love for an old flame, a new one, a friend or one that is in the making.

When I first got my copies in the mail, I was taken back by just how “skinny” this book was and curious just what the hype was all about, even though I know first hand the places these authors are capable of taking you, with just one sentence. The cover alone is so gorgeous with the rainbow and spanning arch of The Baltic Arts Centre and Millennium Bridge, Gateshead in the background. I couldn’t wait to open it and have a read after the postcards and posts I had been seeing. Besides, it was just my kind of book, “skinny” with my limited time. And trust you me, they deliver the skinny and you want to sink your teeth into this journey in more ways than one.

Rainbow

Over the drab dull red-brick houses
a rainbow spans it’s arc across the sky
heavy with clouds-slate grey
spectacular, while trees
swayed by winds’ envy
brace for rain:

Love
looks like it’s happening again….

pg. 22

With my love of nature, I was drawn in immediately to their journey on foot, train or plane, taking their readers with them as they traveled beautiful terrain, whether it be mountains, historic buildings, museums, bridges, arches that span the oceans, with beautiful lyrics of the song bird to transport you to the joy that new love transports you to.

Each word is a jewel that reaches your heart with their gifts in poetry from ballads, sonnets, pantoums etc that opens your heart with the archer image, leading you to the next page and a deepening bond of connection. Their words takes the reader into being part of their journey and growing love that continues to weave hearts and bodies intwined around every bend and corner of their travels. Sometimes you feel like you must close your eyes or they might see you looking in. I was in awe of the beautiful intimacy shared always inclusive of the great beyond paying homage to sites that make one quiver with the arrow that pierces the heart.

A Quiver

A quiver of arrows, and I’m all a-shiver
the battlements, the barricades and barrows gleam
and all the worlds a dream
as I hope to deliver

in an arc across the sky
(my aim is true)
in the blinking of an eye
my love, to you.

pg.25

Their words are fun, playful at times, deep and intimate, joyful and knowing of the hardships of living life fragilities as they share poems back and forth, taking turns. Their words flow and create imagery in your mind to return to, long after you’re done reading them, leaving you wanting more of this sweet embrace in your life. The missing glove I kept seeing on instagram finally makes sense when I read the poem Night Falls.Together they hold hands finding that missing link where together they can conquer anything.

Night Falls

Night falls upon the frozen mountain-land
hardy tuffs of grass lit in gold green
an empty hand in glove, an empty hand
holds onto nothing bigger than a dream.

Hardy tuffs of grass lit in gold green
ignite the hillside, spark within my heart
holds onto nothing bigger than a dream
and nothing better for a place to start.

Ignite the hillside! Spark within my heart
melodious strains of valleys steeped in song!
There’s nothing better for a place to start
two rights to join, and so correct a wrong.

Melodious strains of valleys steeped in song,
an empty hand in glove, an empty hand
two rights to join, and so correct a wrong
as night falls on the frozen mountain-land.

Hearing them read their poems one to the other is perhaps the most beautiful of all as their voices give richness and intimacy to their work.

AMAZON REVIEW:

Inspired by the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge, two authors set out to pen a contemporary homage to this timeless collection. As the collaboration progresses, however, the poetry and the unique narrative it carries takes on a life of its own. Thus, the authors come to tell their story through a collection of ballads, sonnets, pantoums and other forms: under arches, over bridges and against the backdrop of the fabled Northlands: from Tyne and Wear to Cumbria and beyond.

by Nick Reeves (Author), Ingrid Wilson (Author)

Click Here To Buy Your Book (it’s available on Kindle as well)

Please see these other reviews of ARCHERY IN THE UK by other gifted authors:

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Merril D. Smith

Barbara Leonhard

Kristiana Reed

Have a wonderful Fri-Yay and put some love in your life and order your books soon for yourself, a friend, a hopeful lover or just your mother, so they get here in time for Valentine’s Day. Congratulations Ingrid and NickπŸ’˜πŸΉπŸ’˜

Blessings of Love Always,

πŸ’˜πŸΉπŸ’˜

Cindy

P.S. Sealed with Ollies approval:

P.S.S. Thank you so much for voting for me for Publication Of The Year, for those of you that did and your support. Although I didn’t win, I am a winner having each of you in my life everyday where we can share the intimacies of living and our hearts in trials and tribulations. That means more to me than any award ever could.

I was voted as one of 10 as one of the Socialites that support others and our community which I am still laughing about but I know is a huge honor in their mind. While it is an honor, the last thing I want to be know as is a Socialite. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘―πŸ₯ΉπŸ’—

Congratulations to all of the winners❣️

Copyright Β© 2022 Cindy Georgakas
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Laleh Chini
7 months ago

❀️❀️❀️

Ingrid
7 months ago

Thank you so much for your support, and for this wonderful review Cindy β€οΈπŸ™β­οΈ

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I’m thrilled! πŸ’–

PSYCHOLOGY parallax
7 months ago

Wowwwwwww Congratulations Ma’amβ™₯️

Suzette Benjamin
7 months ago

Many thanks Cindy for this insightful and comprehensive review. You did a great job highlighting all aspects of the book from cover to cover! Bravo. You summed up the work so beautiful, I cannot imagine a better endorsement than for a reviewer to state emphatically:
“every word, a jewel”
-Awesome! Thank you!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You are most welcome Cindy. Happy Fri-Yay!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thank you Cindy! Peace!!

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thank you!

salsaworldtraveler
7 months ago

Have a great Fri-Yay and a great weekend!πŸ˜„πŸŒΉπŸŽ‰

Diamonds or Light Books
7 months ago

I love how they read to one another. Night falls is gorgeous.

GraceoftheSun
7 months ago

Happy Fun Friyayyy, dear Cindy. What a wonderful review. Sounds like a fabulous book. Hope you have a beautiful weekend , my friend . Enjoy!!!πŸ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

Tricia Sankey
7 months ago

Awesome review, Cindy! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ’―πŸ’“

Peter Jumba.
7 months ago

Alright.

Peter Jumba.
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Exactly.

Writing to Freedom
7 months ago

Thanks Cindy. This sounds like a very different and interesting book.

Pooja G
7 months ago

Unfortunately it’s written in stone now, you’ll forever be known as a socialite πŸ˜‚ The book sounds wonderful I’ll check it out!

thereluctantpoet
7 months ago

You are such a Sweetie, sharing the works of others as you do!!! No wonder we all Love You!!
πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

Curt Mekemson
7 months ago

Laughing about the socialite status, Cindy. Have you been hiding something? πŸ™‚ Social, yes! Helpful, yes!

merrildsmith
7 months ago

Beautiful review, Cindy!

merrildsmith
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I did, Cindy. Thank you!

Kym Gordon Moore
7 months ago

Oh my sweet dear Cindy, you simply amaze me girlfriend. πŸ€— Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful, detailed, and generous review of this book by Nick Reeves, and Ingrid Wilson. Your support and encouragement are impeccable. You rock my dawwwwlinnnnkkkkkk. 🀩✍🏼πŸ₯° It feels so nice to be in your orbit my friend. Sending you lots of love, hugs, and smooches my Mommy Nature! πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ₯³ Have a FANtabulous weekend! 🌞✨🌟

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Girlfriend, my savvy PIC, my kindred spirit, you are the love of our lives. I adore you my unselfish and loving friend. You amaze me so much and I truly appreciate the person you are, your gifts, talents, and encouragement. You rock my friend and dawwwwwlinkkkk, I’m lovin’ it! Hugs and smooches! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸŒŸπŸ˜Š

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My dawwwwwlinkkkkk, I don’t know how I got so lucky to be in your orbit, but no doubt I am happy that I am. 😍πŸͺπŸ€— Enjoy the rest of your weekend my Energizer Bunny!!! πŸ€©βœ¨πŸŒžπŸ’–πŸ₯° Hugs and smooches!

Jacqui Murray
7 months ago

Wonderful review. Great way to start the weekend.

Meelosmom
7 months ago

I enjoyed your review, Cindy! You put things so well! Thank you for the bibliography of reviews, as well. Very helpful for the readers.

Meelosmom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I like the imagery of weaving the reviews together. Everyone has a view or perspective.

katiemiafrederick
7 months ago

What A Wonderful Review Dear
Cindy Yet Dismayed Hoping to
Hear One of Your Poems Lit

All Up in the ‘Skinny Book’

As You Say Hehe Imagine

How THick my Poetry Free

Verse Will Be For Just One
‘Bible’ Poem “SonG oF mY
SoUL” Fully iLLuSTRaTeD
With 11.3 MiLLioN Words

Oh Dear Lord Yes over

144,000 Pages Assessed

By MicroSoft Word So Long Ago

You Know It Gets to the Point Really

Where It’s Hardly Worth Measuring Any

More With SMiLes Yet A Bit of Metrics
Always to
Exercise

my Old
iRobot
Brain
to Keep
It Sharp
Out of Flow
too With SMiLes

Anyway Yes i Eagerly
Await Another one of
Your Poems Spoiled
i Am i Guess By Your
Free Flowing Words

That Don’t Rely

On Forms From
The Old Paint
By NuMBeRS Days…

i Used to Visit the Old dVerse
International Poetry Pub and Oh
Dear Lord How They Tried to Narrow
me Down to THeir Size of Creativity Hehe…

in Short
And Long

It Was Useless
to even try HAha…

Happy Weekend DeLiGHT
Dear Free FLoWinG FRiEnD
And Although i am Literally Very
Likely the Most Photographed and
Video Taped And Hehe Only Public
Dancer For 17,818 Miles in the Deep
Deep South East True Yes Likely the Most

Recognized Metro Public Dude too Other than
The Local Weather Man During Hurricane Season

99.9 Percent Have No Clue What My Name Even
Is And Almost No One Knows my Last Name Just The

Guy Who Dances Wherever He Goes Making So Many Folks
Smile Near And Far Here in the Flesh and Blood World Yes Is Surely Fortune
And Fame Enough Hehe When Moldy Money Was Buried So Many Years Ago

And Dear Lord Hilariously Still Signing Autographs After Doing it 113 Months Real

Haha For Not Saying A Dam Word At All What Karma in Life Does For Real Hehe…

Just For
Having
Fun And
Nothing More
Than Feeling
And Sensing Heaven Within…

When ‘Forrest Gump’ Actually Breathes

For Real Hehe Out of Fiction With SMiLes…

On the dVerse Site it Seemed
Like it Was All About Getting
Published if Not Millions of
Views Online Was Already
Enough Way Back in 2016

Oh Dear Lord Naked Enough
Whole Complete in Ease of Breath…

Hehe Dear Cindy in 2015 Thru 2016 i Responded Poetically
in Free Verse To Every Poet on the dVerse International Poetry
Pub ‘Elite Club’ Online For An Entire Year For All Their Poems and

Published my own Anthology of Micro Poems From the Copy and
Paste of That in one Blog Post Titled “GodsUniVerseNovel3” Just
Another ‘Small Subchapter’ of “SonG oF mY SoUL” in 338,630 Words
With 300 Gorgeous Beach Photos Yet Then Only For my Own Personal

Fulfilling of Human Potentials and Nothing More It’s the way
i’ve Always Done Life Generating Happiness Within and Just
Leaving

ALL the
Fumes
Behind

As Stars Do
As They Become
Eventually Star Flowers
And Seeds You and Me Too
Out of Super Nova Explosions too

Therefore The Title “GodsUniVerseNovel3”
As There Were Already Two Before That too God Yes

iN Great Thanks And Praise For The Gift Of Existence ALL That is…

Other than that No Pain No Gain It’s Just like Leg Pressing 1520 Pounds
12 Reps at Age 62 Yep Just Warming Up With Finger Tips in Balance With

The Weight of my Human 244 Pounds in The Tao of Wu Wei Effortless Ease

Whenever Most Everyone Else Was Out Partying Getting Drunk All Those
Decades on Friday Nights Yet Still Pushing my Nose Against the Grind Stone

Never Giving Up at
the Gym Hehe

Nope

i Didn’t Come
Here to Do Less

New Now Than All i Can
And Will Nope No Different
Than the Rest of Existence
From What i Feel and Sense

All in All in All Around For Real…

Out of Human Clothes Content
With Couch Potato Averages…

Nope It’s Not Always
A Crowded Room
Yet The Intrinsic
Rewards Within
Are Surely More
Than Enough With SMiLes…

Hehe i Don’t Even Have to Count
The Words To See That i Have
Brought You Another ‘Gift’

of A ‘FRedwood’ on Your

Weekend Ease Which
Means i Surely Don’t
Expect You to Read This

Not Even Even A Paragraph
Or More Than Two or Three
Sentences in Twitter Size True

Yet of Course i Will Copy And
Paste it And Seed it in Many Other
Forests Around the World For Real

True This iS How A UniVerse Still Expands With SMiLes…

Weeds Never Give Up Jesus F iN Christ They Still FLoWeR EveryWHeRe Real…

TRue ‘Redwoods’ Are Among ‘the Social Elite’ Only A Ruse A Weed i ReMain Hehe..:)

777

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

SMiles Dear Cindy
iNDeeD i β€˜Long’
For Your Poetry
So Colored With
Feelings Of Humanity

With
SMiles
Yes Do
Return Soon
Blooming Verse Again
β€οΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ™ŒπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ™πŸ€—πŸŒ²

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Dance
Dance
Dance
With SMiles
Dear Cindy You tooπŸ™Œβ€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
7 months ago

What a lovely and comprehensive review, Cindy. This book sounds beautiful and I look forward to reading it very soon. I have a few lined up already, but I know I’ll love this collection. The writing samples you share are exquisite. Thank you for sharing!
And I’m sorry you didn’t win, but you made me laugh with the socialite comment. You’re a winner in my book and I’m happy to know you! Happy Fri-Yay and weekend too! πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸŽ‰

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I’m still laughing, Cindy! You will not be banned! πŸ˜‚ Robbie told me on my post today that her TBR just might fall over and squash her flat! I had to laugh! πŸ˜€ I know I can relate and I’m sure you can too. I think it’s wonderful that authors help each other out. There’s no timeline; it’s the act of kindness and support that matters. And I appreciate your support. And I feel the same way. Hasn’t it been 100 years since we met??? πŸ₯°πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend! We’re enjoying a light rain here while in our warm house. xoxoxo

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Laughter is the best medicine! When will your book be out, Cindy? I don’t want to miss it. And I’m also working on another poetry collection for release in the spring. It’s wonderful to have this creative outlet, isn’t it? And Cheers to the big TBR!! (don’t get too close!) Enjoy your Sunday! πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ’žπŸ’

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Okay, I will watch for it! Mine are spaced out with the first published in 2013, the second in 2015, and More than Coffee in 2021. So it’s been over a year. It’s daunting though. I have a wonderful editor and my son is working on the cover. We shall see, fingers crossed it all comes together smoothly. I’m excited for you too and look forward to reading your book! πŸ’žπŸ’πŸ’ž

Baydreamer - Lauren Scott
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ž

Sadje
7 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation Cindy. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thanks Cindy.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

🌹

M Jay Dixit
7 months ago

Man! I hate to be unemployed and broke.. Once I get a job, I’ll buy these books and anthologies the first thing. Congratulations to Ingrid and You. I very much love how you support your fellow bloggers and poets, dear Cindy <3

Carol Sontag
Carol Sontag
7 months ago

Congratulations to all of us here today because Archery In the UK is here just in time for Friday!!!

trackback
7 months ago

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DEVANG UPADHYAYA
7 months ago

Great share!
I will see if a kindle version is available.
However, I love reading real books, But these book will be expensive in that case.
Skinny book,haha

Have a fun weekend, with laugh, love and life.

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hey what are you doing this fine morning.
It must be morning there, right?

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Oh wow!!!
You must be watchman or something then.
Wah
sleep well

Eugenia
7 months ago

πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

Vidah
7 months ago

This book sounds amazing!
Thank you for the review.

Layla Todd
7 months ago

What a lovely review, Cindy! I so love that you share some of your favorite pieces and how this narrative connected with you. <3

Liz Gauffreau
7 months ago

A huge congratulations to Nick and Ingrid on your heartfelt review, Cindy. Archery in the UK is a very special book that I expect will stand the test of time.

Liz Gauffreau
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy. πŸ™‚

Marsha
7 months ago

I think the word socialite has a bad rep. I think of a party-type with her nose in the air, but if you party with a purpose, which many of them do, there is probably a lot of good done in the name of a socialite.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

πŸ™‚ And now you are one!

ben Alexander
7 months ago

This is such a lovely review, Cindy <3

Thank you for sharing it!

~David

Dawn Pisturino
7 months ago

I bought the Kindle edition and look forward to reading Nick and Ingrid’s poems. You’ve written a beautiful review, Cindy, and I’m sure they are thrilled. You do a lot for the poetry community. You deserve the award that you received from Spillwords. I was glad to see that they recognized Gabriela’s contributions, too. Congratulations!

Michele Lee
7 months ago

It is a gorgeous collection, and your review is fantastic! Bravo book reviewer and promoter! πŸ“š

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You are welcome, Cindy. Your giving heart is appreciated. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’

KK
KK
7 months ago

What a beautiful review of a beautiful book! It seems a very interesting book. Your words are final for your readers like me. Sample illustrations strengthen your point of this skinny book😊. As regards your win or no win, I have already stated that you are winner in the eyes and hearts of all of us. Have a lovely week ahead πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ™

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re always welcome, Cindy, and I agree with you ❀️

SelmaMartin
7 months ago

Gorgeous gorgeous review. So happy to know how much you loved this book (too) thanks for sharing. Happy new week, Cindy. 😘

SelmaMartin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Blessing you, lady.

Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle
7 months ago

Hi Cindy, this sounds like a beautiful book, thanks for sharing your review and the links to the other reviews.

Prior...
7 months ago

Cindy – you are such a good writer and the way you led I through this book – from the time it arrived and felt thin to the personal highlights – was quite an adventure
And it sounds like such a greats book

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You do such great book promos

Prior...
7 months ago

Also – guess what?
Your post showed up in my reader tonight
– whoa
And woo hoo

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

β˜€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

GP
GP
7 months ago

Congratulations!!!

michnavs
7 months ago

This is such a lovely review of the book Cindy..i am awaiting for my copy though along with Hiddem in Childhood…your review is making me excited.

P.S.

Yes, i too was smiling with the socialite award; but when i read the description, it kinda make sense😊😊😊 congratulations Cindy❀️❀️❀️

michnavs
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

😊❀️🌹thank you so much Cindy

Smitha V
7 months ago

This is a wonderful review of a book I’ve added to my wishlist. Your review, Cindy, only makes me want to read it more – it is one of the best reviews I’ve read of this book. Congratulations to the poets.

Smitha V
7 months ago

Congratulations on being nominated for ‘Publication of the year’ and for the ‘Socialite’ award. I’m honored to know one😊❀️

Conny
7 months ago

Great review, Cindy! You make this book sound very tempting.

My Rollercoaster Journey
7 months ago

Great poems and videos. Very inspiring!

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