Author Archives: Marje @ Kyrosmagica

About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 35 – PAST & FUTURE

I had a disturbed sleep last night waking up at 5am. I managed to get back to sleep and awoke again at 7am. I checked my twitter feed  and discovered the horrifying news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I cried. … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of PorterGirl: First Lady of The Keys by Lucy Brazier

Goodreads Synopsis:  ‘Porters are not the carriers of bags, they are the keepers of keys!’ As one of the most ancient and esteemed establishments of the academic elite, Old College is in for something of a shock when it appoints … Continue reading

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 34 – POWER & ALLURE

  Colleen’s  prompt words this week, power and allure are just up my alley! So here’s a short extract from my YA fantasy manuscript followed by a haiku. The Curse of Time: The Bloodstone – excerpt.  Stealing a glance at Ryder I … Continue reading

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Shadow Welcomes Lily the Cat to Kyrosmagica!!!!

I wonder who that paw belongs to?  And that crystal…. I think it’s a Bloodstone… That can only mean that we have a visitor to Kyrosmagica. How exciting! If you remember I interviewed my black cat character Shadow, (who plays an important … Continue reading

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Mini Reviews, Bookish Photos and my TBR pile.

  I’ve been so busy recently with editing my manuscript, gathering promotional ideas, etc, that I have neglected my much-loved book reviewing. So, to remedy this a little I’m doing a few mini reviews: Starting off with….   More Happy Than … Continue reading

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My interview with Shadow – A Black Cat Character with A Past

  Welcome to Kyrosmagica, Shadow – the black cat who features in my book – The Curse of Time: The Bloodstone.  I’m so glad you agreed to this interview opportunity today to help me promote my book which I hope to release … Continue reading

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Meet Eleionomae, the Fairy Nymph from The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy

Originally posted on KC BOOKS & MUSIC:
Book Cover Design by Bookxeedo Book Covers Hi, everyone. I would like to give many thanks to Kevin of KC Books & Music for his kind invitation to visit his blog. It is…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 33 – CLEAN & SHARP

For this week’s poetry challenge Colleen has given us a tricky prompt – clean and sharp. Clean isn’t exactly my favourite word and neither is sharp! I suppose both of them coupled together conjure up moments in our household where my … Continue reading

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Author Profile: 23 Questions With Marje from Kyrosmagica

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR:
? your humble host Occasionally on the blog we will talk with one of our author friends, gaining valuable insights into their behind the scene world. Today we meet with Marje Mallon of Kyrosmagica,…

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To balance out the good with the bad #10thingsIhate here are my #10thingsIlove. 1. Spending time with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like this, I’m definitely a social animal. Love going out for coffee, dinner or just hanging out at … Continue reading

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