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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 11th August 2017 by Julie Embleton

Any post that begins with ‘Badass Trees’ gets my attention, so I thought I’d share this for the COTW. Credit to Bored Panda for the article. The pictures are amazing. My favourite is the tree that fell and grew another four in retaliation. Now, that’s one Badass Tree!    

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 4th August 2017 by Julie Embleton

You’ll need about 6 minutes to watch this video, but it’s worth it. Gav and Dan are the Slow Mo guys and make the most insane slow motion videos that are strangely satisfying to watch. This one is more wince-inducing than satisfying, but check out their YouTube channel if you...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 21st July 2017 by Julie Embleton

My sister has a friend who sculpts sand and when we’re at the beach with him he creates the most amazing pieces of art. He spends hours on them only for the tide to wash them away within a couple of minutes. This video came from the Bored Panda Art...

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Offer ends July 31st

Published on Friday 21st July 2017 by Julie Embleton

If you’re looking for fantasy reads with a little romance sprinkled throughout, there are great discounts on all my e-books for the month of July! Go to www.smashwords.com and use the following coupon codes at checkout for your discount, or just click the links below. Easy Peasy!      ...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Saturday 8th July 2017 by Julie Embleton

This is a great short video by Ronan Kelly. I love how Pat Noone (the farmer) has such simple conviction in the power of his farm’s residents – or is he the resident on the faeries’ land? I would also recommend checking out Ronan’s Facebook page. He travels around Ireland...

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Summer Sale!

Published on Saturday 1st July 2017 by Julie Embleton

If you’re looking for fantasy reads with a little romance sprinkled throughout, there are great discounts on all my e-books for the month of July! Go to www.smashwords.com and use the following coupon codes at checkout for your discount, or just click the links below. Easy Peasy!      ...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 30th June 2017 by Julie Embleton

Italy stars in the COTW post again. This time they’re giving away castles and other properties for free. The deal is that you agree to renovate and maintain the property and open it to the public for viewing. I think I could cope with that if I had a big...

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Distractions, distractions.

Published on Wednesday 21st June 2017 by Julie Embleton

It’s been a busy few weeks here in Julieland and me and my laptop have just been reunited after all the madness. We had two leaks in our new house, one which was straightforward to find and fix, the other not so much. The resulting water damage meant tearing up...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Saturday 17th June 2017 by Julie Embleton

A funny story for this week’s COTW. It begs for a better headline though; something along the lines of ‘Pigs save their own bacon!’ Anyone got any suggestions? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/09/chaos-pigs-escape-japanese-highway/

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 26th May 2017 by Julie Embleton

My love of Charles Dickens came through studying two of his books during my school years. Even now, (all these years later) I still pick up Great Expectations from time to time. I thought I’d share this article with you this week as I learned some facts that I didn’t...

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Six and a half things I learned about moving house

Published on Monday 22nd May 2017 by Julie Embleton

It’s over. The last of the boxes have been flattened for recycling, the addresses changed, the new neighbours met. Yes, we have officially finished moving house! Hurray!! I hear people saying that moving can be classed as a traumatic experience, but I think we did an okay job. We were...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 19th May 2017 by Julie Embleton

It’s a no-brainer choice for this week’s COTW. I’m VERY excited to think that I may soon be able to see wolves in the wild in the Wicklow mountains. I’ve read a number of articles lately about how wolves have a hugely positive impact on the ecosystem, and with the...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 12th May 2017 by Julie Embleton

I have a friend travelling through Italy at the moment and all her pictures are bursting with blue skies and beautiful scenery, so when I saw this article on my feed the other day, it completely caught my attention. Don’t get me wrong; I have no intentions of moving anywhere...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Saturday 6th May 2017 by Julie Embleton

Allow me to bumfuzzle you with some taradiddle. The other day I was chatting to a friend and used the word ‘fortnight’. “That’s very old school,” she told me, “no-one uses that word anymore!” The thing is, once I thought about it, I realised she was right and it got...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Friday 21st April 2017 by Julie Embleton

Chris Scaife is the Ravenmaster and has worked at the Tower of London for the last 12 years. Legend warns that six ravens must ‘guard’ the Tower at all times, or the Tower will fall. Chris has seven ravens in his care – the seventh being the reserve, just in...

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Goodbye Squirrels, Hello Seagulls!

Published on Thursday 20th April 2017 by Julie Embleton

After four happy years, the time has come for us to move on from our little haven here in Skerries. My heart hurts to be leaving this magical place behind, but our lease is up which means it’s time to say goodbye. We’ve been lucky enough to have found ourselves...

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Click Of The Week

Published on Sunday 9th April 2017 by Julie Embleton

A little later than I had intended for this week, but I do have the excuse of moving house! Here’s this week’s COTW. The Hell Fire Club is perched high in the Dublin mountains overlooking the suburbs where I grew up. Its name alone is enough to grab attention, but...

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Giddygoating

Published on Monday 8th June 2015 by Julie Embleton

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Released released!

Published on Monday 29th August 2016 by Julie Embleton

Great news today! Released is now available in print! To own your own copy, with which you can breathe in that lovely new book smell or mark your spot by turning down page corners, head over to this link: https://www.createspace.com/6185269  If you would like a signed copy of any of...

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‘Werewolf’ mum Bound to be a hit

Published on Monday 11th April 2016 by Julie Embleton

I’m chuffed to bits today as my local newspaper has printed a feature on me and Bound! I’ve also had to order in more books as my local bookshop sold out, and I got requests for 16 signed and dedicated books! I never expected such a positive reaction so I’m...

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Hot off the press!

Published on Thursday 31st March 2016 by Julie Embleton

Look what Mr. Postman brought for me today!! A fresh delivery of Bound! If you’d like a signed copy, send me a quick message and I’ll pop one in the post for you for €12. This includes p&p to anywhere in the whole wide world. My local bookshop is stocking...

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Bound in Print

Published on Sunday 3rd January 2016 by Julie Embleton

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had peaceful and relaxing holidays. I enjoyed a lot of chilling out with family and friends, but I also kept busy with the final touches to prepare Bound for print. The good news is that it’s now available for purchase through the...

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Books, Tarot, laptops and lions.

Published on Saturday 1st August 2015 by Julie Embleton

Howdy, my friends. It’s been a while! Summer is flying by here – which may be a good thing because I’m now scraping the bottom of a pathetically empty barrel for activities to keep young folk entertained on rainy days – and although I’ve been quiet online, I have been...

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New Release! The Dawning

Published on Monday 13th April 2015 by Julie Embleton

Bleat Bleat! The Dawning is now available! So here it is, the book where it all started. The first words of this story were put down in January of 2010 after my head had filled to bursting point with characters and plots that had been calling for attention for a...

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Wind

Published on Sunday 29th March 2015 by Julie Embleton

Of all the elements, I think wind got the best deal. Its changeable mood is very feminine; a whisper too gentle to stir the grass, or crazed enough to rip across the land like the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The source of its direction is the subject of numerous...

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Free of traffic lights

Published on Saturday 21st March 2015 by Julie Embleton

Ah, I thought, reading this week’s Sunday Scribblings prompt, if only. If only my commute to work was free of traffic lights, how much time it would save me! My journey to work is a 145 km round trip so I reckoned that if it were a traffic light free...

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Wheel

Published on Friday 13th March 2015 by Julie Embleton

While poking around the internet the other day I came across a link to a site called Sunday Scribblings 2 (sundayscribblings2.blogspot.ie) The clever mind behind this site posts a word or a phrase on a Wednesday and invites anyone who is interested to write about the prompt and then link...

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The Dawning Sneak Peek

Published on Saturday 14th February 2015 by Julie Embleton

Valentine’s Day is nearly over but there’s still time to share a little love . . .   Below is a sneak peek from The Dawning which will be released in April. Enjoy!   PROLOGUE “Solomon, take this, hide it! Hurry now – hide it!” Rathan’s urgent whisper was accompanied by...

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Ruby and Matilda’s Interview

Published on Monday 12th January 2015 by Julie Embleton

Hello! We are Ruby and Matilda from Australia. We are two crazy girls who love to read and write. We have been interviewing some of our favourite Wattpad authors for our creative writing class. This month it’s the turn of Julie Embleton who is an Irish writer. She has promised...

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Nearly there

Published on Sunday 21st December 2014 by Julie Embleton

Bleat Beat! It’s been a while . . . The last few weeks have been pretty crazy. Between working on the final edit of Released, shopping for the holidays, the mayhem of my work office and then the usual seasonal round of runny noses and sore throats, I’m not sure...

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Beloved Books

Published on Sunday 16th November 2014 by Julie Embleton

A loud Bleat Bleat! ‘Released’ is with the editors (finally!) and due for publishing in December. As soon as I have the date I’ll let y’all know. It will be available for pre-order just in case you absolutely have to have it the second it’s on-line. And what do you...

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A Shameless Plug

Published on Thursday 30th October 2014 by Julie Embleton

Yes, I’m using my blog for a shameless plug!! I am very excited to announce that the fabulous and magical Patricia Weston has just published her first e-book and I am recommending it to you all!   ‘White Witch Patricia Weston’s Book of Spells & Magic’ is now available on Amazon.co.uk....

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Published on Monday 27th October 2014 by Julie Embleton

Happy Hallowe’en, everyone! The months are flying by. It only seems like a couple of weeks ago that my daughter started back in school and now we’re already into the October mid-term break. We carved our pumpkin this afternoon and decided to go with a cat theme in honour of...

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Mind Your Head!

Published on Saturday 18th October 2014 by Julie Embleton

After a crazy summer, two of my friends and I decided we’d had enough of being responsible grown-ups and that we needed some time out. So, last weekend we took ourselves off for an overnight stay in a beautiful country house. With all children – including a miserably sick two-year...

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Let It Go

Published on Sunday 5th October 2014 by Julie Embleton

Some time ago I was in the company of an amazing woman who is a White Witch. Patricia and I got to talking about all sorts of things and at one point the conversation turned to dealing with hurt and anger, and how so many people, me included, can sometimes...

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Autumn Comforts

Published on Sunday 28th September 2014 by Julie Embleton

We’ve been enjoying an unseasonably mild start to Autumn here in Ireland this year and the hedgerows are now laden with blackberries. I picked my first batch this morning and came home with a juicy load of just under 1 kilo. Not bad for less than an hour’s ramble up...

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A Sneak Peek!

Published on Wednesday 13th August 2014 by Julie Embleton

The sequel to ‘Bound’ is well under way, although I’ve yet to settle on a title. Here’s a little sneak peek of the opening.   Chapter One.   He ran, and beneath him, the earth bled. Mud-slick ground churned under his paws, warm like a river of thick, oozing blood....

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Once Upon A Time . . .

Published on Wednesday 13th August 2014 by Julie Embleton

Once Upon A Time . . . I wrote a story called ‘Friday the 13th’. I was about fifteen at the time and the title had been assigned for weekend homework. It was the first time I’d been given an essay title that didn’t make me want to wail with...

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