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20140619_175532_resizedYou may remember my post about Roscoe the Apex hotel duck. If not, click HERE to read about him.

Well, Roscoe’s attempts and photos to get noticed touched the hearts of the wonderful people at Apex hotels and Bobby (Roberta – photo on left) arrived in the post. It was inevitable, it was love at first sight for the pair of them and they disappeared into the garden. We couldn’t find them for several weeks but they returned a few days ago, and look who they brought with them … meet Wally! I admit he’s big for a duckling.20140629_092918_resized

Apex hotels offer these great little ducks to anyone who stays at one of their hotels. Guests are encouraged to take their duck home, then take it away on holiday with them and post photographs of the duck to win a super prize – a stay at one of the hotels. Each hotel offers a different coloured duck and are proving to be extremely popular. check #ApexDucks on twitter to see what I mean.

Having stayed at Temple Court in London, and Apex City of London hotel last week, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend one of their hotels. The standards are high and the beds so comfortable. There are three hotels in London and also hotels in Edinburgh and Dundee. You can find out more by looking at their website HERE.

Last week, I added Edwin duck (yellow) to my growing collection. He, Bobby and Roscoe joined me on my mission to complete the challenges. It seemed appropriate to include them given the title of the book.

Here is their video of our adventures:


Which leads me onto to today’s surprise. To celebrate the launch of Three Little Birds, I have an entire collection of Apex Hotel ducks, in all colours, for you to win. There are eight in all, so eight of you can own a special Apex duck. Those winners can then also enter their duck for the Apex hotel prize by posting photos of them on the Apex Facebook page. I’ll send instructions of what to do along with the ducks.


Three Little Birds by Carol E. Wyer

Published by Safkhet Publishing

TLB cover

If your friend challenged you, would you dare?

Charlie Blundell cannot get over the tragic death of her only daughter. She drifts between her job at the Art cafe and her hospital radio show, the only things which give her life purpose.

Her best friend, the madcap Mercedes, cajoles Charlie into writing a ‘carpe diem’ list, but then swaps Charlie’s list with her own. Now, each must complete the other’s challenges, and the outcomes will astound both of them.

The challenges begin as a series of relatively harmless, fun activities. Soon, though, the stakes increase when Charlie has to complete her challenges to save the hospital radio station.

As the tasks become more demanding, a handsome stranger takes an interest in her, but he is not what he seems.

One challenge causes a secret buried deep within her to surface, which may prove to be her undoing.

This is a story of love, friendship and discovery, laced with hilarity and topped by a wickedly funny parrot called Bert.


“Three Little Birds had me hooked from the opening page. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down until I finished. It’s filled with laugh out loud moments, a few you evil woman, you’ve made me cry moments, intermingled with suspense, sexual tension and everything you’d expect to find in a romance novel, plus the ‘feathered’ man of the hour, that lovable parrot, Bert.” Melanie Robertson-King, author


To win one of these wonderful ducks just answer this question: What is on your Carpe Diem list? Answers below in the comment section. Winners will be chosen randomly.

To get a bonus entry please share this post and say in your comments where you have shared it: Twitter, Facebook, Google+. Every share is an extra entry. Let’s share that ducky love.