Mr Sagittarius Blog Tour

I am very pleased to welcome a long standing friend and fantastic author to my blog today – Marjorie Mallon!

Marje has a brand new release out now: Mr Sagittarius; a collection of poetry and prose.

Let me hand over to Marje, to tell you a little about the book, and you are lucky enough to even get an excerpt at the end of this post, too!

Mr. Sagittarius is a collection of poetry, prose and photographic images inspired by the botanical gardens in Cambridge. It features a variety of my photos including: trees, a robin and a dragonfly! As well as this there are several stories, and even some Halloween poems!

I doubt I would have created Mr. Sagittarius if it wasn’t for these two amazing ladies: Colleen Chesebro (for her weekly poetry challenges and Charli Mills – Carrot Ranch (flash fiction challenges.) Both ladies have been a huge source of inspiration and encouragement.

Mr. Sagittarius is a magical celebration of the natural world, a story about the circle of life, with an emphasis on the changing seasons of the year and sibling relationships.

Huge thanks to my amazing cover designer and formatter: Rachael Ritchey who has done an amazing job creating the ebook, paperback cover and graphics.

And here is an excerpt, from on eof the character, Annette’s point of view.

My heart is a cave.
Hidden dark and mysterious,
Stalactites and icy caverns,
Rock pools and hiding places.

No one visits anymore. I’m alone.
The ice is melting, and the stars seem so far away.
I long for light, life and laughter to discover me again.

I wait.

While I wait ice drips in darling drops,

Drip, dripping.
The moon is high,
An orb of brilliant light, it grins at me.

I remember my past, days ago,
Children, a husband, lovers – even.
So, I wait for someone to come,
For a torch to shine.

It comforts me that the moon is full.


Soon I will be reunited with you.
I imagine you smiling down on the cave.

Annette opens the attic door searching for a keepsake box. It is in the furthest corner behind many old ornaments, suitcases and forgotten things. Her hands tremble as she picks it up. She takes it down into the living room and opens the lid a smidgen but closes it abruptly. Her hands tremble with anticipation. She stops, realising that this is not the right place to open the box. Instead, she finds a carrier bag and pops the box into the bottom of the roomy bag. Her destination isn’t far away. She is glad it is a weekday morning; it will be quiet in the botanical garden’s glasshouses. The lady in the entry booth is busy with other visitors and barely looks up as she
enters; Annette is glad not to stop to talk. Driven by a need to open the letter she rushes ahead, only slowing her pace when she arrives at the glasshouse entrance.
Now, she takes her time pausing with intention, taking in the many flowers that Harold would have loved. In the furthest tropical glasshouse, she searches for a seat but there are none, only the warm radiators to lean against. Her eyes search to see if anyone is coming and when she is sure it is quiet, she reaches in her bag and pulls
out the box and then the letter. The correspondence is pale blue, folded by her guilt, its size diminished until it’s only a tiny rectangle of heartfelt wishes. Its once crisp, frayed edges make her gasp.

Buy it here!

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Author Bio

I write YA Fantasy/Paranormal novels, Horror/Ghost short stories and multi-genre flash fiction as well as micro poetry – haiku and Tanka. I share book reviews, poetry, flash fiction, photography and inspirational details of my writing journey at my lovely blog home:

I’m a member of two professional writing groups: The Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators  and Cambridge Writers

As well as this I run a supportive group with fellow Administrator D G Kaye on Facebook: Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club

I work as a Receptionist/Event organiser for an international sixth form and live in Cambridge, England.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 23, 2020 @ 13:31:23

    Thank you for recommening this great sounding book, Sis! Will have an eye on it. Michael

    Liked by 1 person


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  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 21:51:52

    Thank you so much Balroop. ❤

    Liked by 1 person


    Feb 22, 2020 @ 21:36:47

    Thank you butismileanyway
    Your blog is great
    Good luck

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 17:48:16

    Lovely work Marje-Sis. Thanks so much, Ritu-Sis! ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  6. balroop2013
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 17:17:37

    Brilliant poetry! Thanks for sharing Ritu. Wishing Marje great success.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. edwardky2
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 15:19:29

    Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..



  8. Jennie
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 13:27:23

    Lovely review, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Patricia Furstenberg
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 12:16:38

    What an enchanted book and Marjorie is such a prolific author!
    A lovely post. Glad to have found it 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


  10. Priscilla Bettis
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 10:27:15

    Mr. Sagittarius is on my TBR. I’m looking forward to reading it!

    Liked by 2 people


  11. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 08:32:48

    Reblogged this on M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author and commented:

    Thank you to Ritu for this blog tour post for Mr. Sagittarius.
    Pop over to read a short excerpt… and to find out more.
    The first month’s royalties of the ebook will be donated to the Australian bush fires. 

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 08:29:28

    Thanks so much for sharing Ritu. Can’t believe it is nearly the end of my blog tour and holiday! One more day to go. Thanks for all your help with spreading the word about Mr. Sagittarius and for the book review. Awesome. ❤

    Liked by 1 person


  13. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 08:03:14

    A delightful extract, Ritu. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people


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  15. willowdot21
    Feb 22, 2020 @ 07:40:11

    A lovely excerpt , very intriguing Marjorie, this makes us all want to know what happens next. Lovely post Ritu 💜.💜💜💜

    Liked by 2 people


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