Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Children's Christmas stories - 2 for just 99c




Two Heartwarming Christmas Stories by Patricia Puddle and Irene Kueh 

Story One - Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot 

Molly loves her neighbour's cat, but when she catches him attacking a baby bandicoot, she shoos him away and rescues the tiny creature. Realising his back is bleeding, she names him Furble and rushes him to the animal hospital. The vet says Molly can't keep the bandicoot because they're protected native animals and must to go to a wildlife sanctuary and then be released back to their territory. Determined to keep the tiny marsupial, Molly informs him that her grandmother is a volunteer at a local wildlife sanctuary and pleads with him to let her take her take Furble there. When the vet agrees, Molly's relieved because she's sure Grandma won't send Furble back to the cat's garden.

After taking photos of Furble to enter in the Christmas Calendar Contest, Molly's sure she'll win the prize of having his image on the front page; that is until her little sister accidently deletes all her photos. As if her day isn't bad enough, Grandma turns up with the bandicoot, informing her that now his wounds have healed, she'll be releasing him back into the neighbour's garden at dusk. Terrified that Furble will be eaten by the cat, Molly kidnaps him and takes him on a journey to find a safer home. When things go drastically wrong, she realises she's made a bad mistake. Now Furble's in even more danger, and so is Molly.

Story Two - Jasmine Lane's Enchanted Christmas 

Jasmine Lane is thrilled when Christmas Eve comes around because it's also her sweet sixteenth birthday. She's thrilled when her parents and the whole neighborhood of Lincolnshire throw her a surprise party, but seeing Scotty Knight, her childhood best friend again is the best present she could have. When she opens a beautiful gift congaing a snow globe, she shakes it with Scotty and they both tumble into an enchanted journey full of adventures.


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About Three Authors Series - Stolen Hearts & Muddy Pawprints by Georgina Ramsey


About Three Authors: Stolen Hearts & Muddy Pawprints

CYBIL is fed up with teaching; she's not valued by the management any more. In fact, nobody seems to value her. Not her parents, not her friends, and certainly not Mack, her ex-boyfriend. 

SARAH-JAYNE is a woman who seems to have everything she’s ever wanted, including a rich boyfriend who’s going places. Craving acceptance and fame, she dreams of telling her story and achieving the same adoration as the writers she helps to promote.

 
GERRY is an author so hot he’s set the literary world on fire. But behind closed doors, his life is a mess, and the only thing that drags him out of bed each morning is Delilah, his three-legged Dalmatian. 


As this mismatched threesome seek out support in each other, a chaotically woven series of events quickly unravels.


Will Cybil, Sarah-Jayne and Gerry manage to write the happy ending they’re so desperately searching for?


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Before 
Stolen Hearts & Muddy Pawprints, 
there was Whoever Said Love Was Easy? 







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Just in time for Christmas - New releases by Kendra Hale


OUT SOON! Wishing Upon a Christmas Star.


OUT NOW - MING, MURDER AND MATCHMAKING — available in the Box Set for 99c http://amzn.to/2gfVEDb


OUT SOON! My Darling Dolly


OUT NOW - Circle of Protection available in the Box Set for 99c http://amzn.to/2gbQYwa

Hi, I'm Kendra Hale... 

I lived in Canada as well as for a few years in the USA, during my teens and 20's. For the rest, it has been the UK and the European Continent. 

My love of the UK shines through in my books... The Snow Crystals, which is the first of a series of about 3 (perhaps 4...) books. And Vengeful Legal Deal, Book 1 of the Belgravia Antiques Mystery series. The next two books, to be released soon, of course, take place in the UK... Bath in Somerset, the Scottish Highlands, as well as fictional villages and towns in the Cotswolds, and the West Country. I lived in the West Country and totally love it! 

I will be revealing more details plus the lovely cover of the next book very, very soon... it's a romantic suspense. Followed by a suspenseful paranormal story...

Since some 25/26yrs I've been submerged in the antiques/collectibles/vintage/etc business. This love and the experience gathered across the many years finds its way back into my books. For believe you me, the world of antiques is a kaleidoscope of colour... and not least the many interesting folks, and oftener than not they're are the most delightfully delicious eccentrics.


The genres I write in, depend on my mood... I am a mood driven person. It could be romance... suspense... paranormal... mystery... or a psychological suspense/thriller... There's lots in the pipeline.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Linda Darby Mystery - Book 3 by David Bishop



FROM BEST SELLING MYSTERY WRITER ON AMAZON


Linda Darby Mystery - Book 3

An assassination is planned in Syria. 

An extramarital affair occurs in Washington, D.C. The U.S. President decides to run for re-election.


A mother and her daughter in Oregon are threatened. Relentlessly, Linda Darby and Ryan Testler are pulled toward these seemingly disparate events until their only way out is to confront what is quickly becoming unavoidable.  
 

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David Bishop stuck his author nose under the edge of the mystery tent with his first novel in October 2011. Since then his mysteries have maintained a constant presence on Amazon Best Selling Lists in multiple categories of mystery novels. He has also been listed numerous times among the 100 best selling authors of mysteries, including appearances among the top 10. Also numerous lists of Amazon Top-rated mysteries. For the month of May, 2015, David Bishop was an Amazon All-Star Author--one of the bestselling 100 authors in Amazon.

David writes several series characters:

MATT KILE MYSTERIES (in the order of release): Who Murdered Garson Talmadge, The Original Alibi, Money & Murder, Find My Little Sister, The Maltese Pigeon, and his newest release (April, 2016) Judge Snider's Folly.
MADDIE RICHARDS MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Beholder, and Death of a Bankster.
JACK McCALL MYSTERIES (in order of release): The Third Coincidence, and The Blackmail Club.
The stories within these series are independent, not continuing. They can be read in any order.

Some personal comments from David:

I was born in Washington, D.C. From there my life likely mirrored that of a lot of my readers. We moved around. I got some education. Played some sports, and got some more education. Prior to becoming a novelist, I worked as a financial analyst determining the value of companies. But let's talk about my current and final career, writing mystery novels.

As a writer, I conjure up occurrences designed to quickly bring the story to a roiling boil. Along the way, I invent people. Victims and villains and heroes are needed, as well as a supporting cast. I make these people fun and interesting so you will welcome them and introduce them to your friends. Primary characters need habits and tics and talents, the qualities that bring them to life and make you love them or hate them. You'll want to see them humiliated or hunted down, be successful or seduced.

My mysteries offer you the opportunity to be challenged to find the villain from among the suspects. Clues as large as a log or as tiny as a bump thereon are salted throughout the stories. There are distractions in the form of false clues, called red herrings, which point to someone other than the real villain.


Take a journey with me. Laugh. Hold your breath. Cheer. Boo. The characters are rich and the plots are grabbers. I promise that you'll be glad you came along. Some people don't like golf or chocolate or even a hearty laugh. But I'll bet you like some of those things and I'll bet you'll like my mysteries. Yours very truly, David Bishop.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Author spotlight - Peter Henri - new non-fiction release

99c FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY - BY Peter Henri


A Fair Dinkum Pain In The Neck


"A down to earth, yet truly inspirational book about surviving and living with cancer." Patti Roberts.

"Mr Henri's book is an inspiration to anyone dealing with illness, or any adversity." Tabitha Ormiston-Smith.

It’s every person’s nightmare – a diagnosis of cancer.


Himself an allied health professional, Peter found himself suddenly on the other side of the table when he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. This book follows his journey, both from the point of view of a surprisingly amateur patient and from that of a health professional, through emergency surgery, the ensuing radiotherapy, recovery and his eventual return to work. 

Devoid of any hint of a victim mentality, this cathartic story serves as both an account of what the whole cancer trip is really like and a profound reflection on the damage to personal health, and to the general health of the nation, that comes from tobacco use.

INTRODUCTION by Peter Henri.


When I first had thoughts about writing this I wanted to make sure that I didn’t make it another ‘how I survived cancer’ or ‘how I coped with cancer’ book. In fact, in the case of laryngeal cancer, it is my opinion that if you wake up after the operation, then you’ve survived, in which case a book on the subject would be extremely short and would simply read something along the lines of, “Well, bugger me! I’m still alive.” Mind you, if that was your thought immediately following the operation, then the statement would definitely need to be put in writing, as it would not be possible to state it verbally. By the same token, I did not want to write along the lines of those books that purport to offer “the only” cure, or “the only” way to prevent or recover from cancer. I prefer to think that it takes more than just a special diet, or an exercise regime, or a particular form of meditation, or a mind control technique as a “stand alone” miracle prevention or cure. However, it is also very important not to discount people’s experiences with cancer and what they believe helped them.

How long you survive after an operation, or chemotherapy, or radiotherapy, or all of those combined is, depending on your philosophy, either in the hands of the gods or what you can do yourself with the help of the health profession. Or perhaps it might be good thinking to have a dollar each way. You never know. In referring to the health profession I include all of health, that is, in my view, as well as medical procedures and pharmacotherapy, the health profession encompasses mental health, allied health and alternative health.

There is, however, an important choice. That is, whether you choose to focus on simply surviving and coping or whether you choose to add value to survival by dealing with it and getting on with living and seeing the experience as just that, a life experience that actually adds value to your life. And by living I mean growing. I don’t mean growing old, I quite simply don’t believe in that concept; you keep growing until you die. Certainly if you live past fifty or so, the physical wear and tear begins to show in no uncertain terms, and if you should live to a ripe old age there can be shrinkage and curvature and a lessening, or in extreme cases, a loss of some functions. However, that’s not growing old; it’s getting old or simply ageing, and more than likely, as in my case, the aches and pains are the rewards of a misspent youth. In other words, it’s a concept of time, of wear and tear, not of growth. So, if you don’t keep growing until you die, and that is growing in knowledge and experience and, most importantly, in the emotional and spiritual self, you are missing out on life.


I know some people in middle age who are quite a bit younger than I am in years, but who I believe appear and act older than I do in terms of being old. They seem to concern themselves with an ever-increasing need to add to the value of their material assets, and spend the day worrying about the future rather than getting value out of the day, and often without adding to the value of themselves as a human being. For them, their sense of childlike fun is replaced by ‘mature’ or ‘adult’ humour, and some can be heard to remark that their own parents’ or grandparents’ behaviour is as if they are into their second childhood. My thoughts on that are: why is it necessary to leave the first one behind? Keep it with you. After all, it’s part of you, so don't discard it and then find it later during a nostalgia trip in an old photo album. I also know people my age and older who spend their time looking back and commenting on what might have been, or using “in my day” as a preface to a statement. Well our day is now, today, not yesterday, not tomorrow. And lastly, I know some people who are substantially older than I am in years, but who show the verve and vigour and importantly, the good humour and sense of humour of youth. However, unlike the young, they have the wisdom of years to call on. So I do mean growing. Life is about experiences, and learning in all ways from those experiences is growth. Living, and therefore growing, in the human experience is also about love, both giving and accepting, and for me it was the love of family and friends that made the choice to deal with what beset me and get on with living and growing, rather than simply coping and surviving, an easy option. I will also add that I see my friends and my family as being all family and all friends.

About the author:
Peter Henri was born and grew up in Sydney, Australia. He spent time as a young adult travelling and working in Queensland and the Northern Territory before returning to Sydney where he married. After the birth of his son, he and his wife moved to the rural coastal area, south of Adelaide in South Australia. They had a hardware business and a wholesale tool business before Peter trained to become a life insurance agent.

Peter entered the Flinders University in South Australia where he studied sociology and psychology. Peter also studied Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy. He was also part owner of a coffee lounge, the reason for that according to him is that it was the only way he could get a proper Italian-style cappuccino.

Peter moved to the Northern Territory over twenty years ago where he enrolled at the Northern Territory University, that is now the Charles Darwin University. He graduated as a Social Worker and has worked as a mental health professional in the alcohol and other drugs field and in mental health, in various parts of the Northern Territory and north and north-west Queensland.

A little over two years after he started his career in social work, he contracted laryngeal cancer, and it is the story of that, the treatment and the recovery from it that makes up the contents of this book.
He continues to work in the mental health field and now lives in the Darwin rural area where he continues to enjoy the tropical climate that he refers to as Paradise.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

#FREE - - STORM LAKE BY VAL TOBIN - HERE THERE BE MONSTERS


Here there be monsters. 

Thirteen-year-old Rachel and her little brother, Jeff, are looking forward to a weekend of canoeing and spending time with their friends up at the family cottage on Storm Lake in Ontario, Canada. But something terrifying has birthed itself from the trees, and the kids find themselves trapped in an isolated marina fighting for their lives. 


BOOK REVIEW By JAN RON


This book proves yet again what a skilled writer Val Tobin is. As a parent I was instantly drawn into the story, laughing at the interaction between the brother and sister. It reminded me of many road trips stuck in the back of the car with my own little brother. The weekend promises to be an idyllic getaway but mysterious events soon change it from a welcome break, to a fight for survival. The story starts off quite calmly but as soon as the plot switches to horror, the pace picks up and speeds towards the unexpected ending. Even though this is a short story, it feels like a full novel condensed into a few pages. I found the ending quite refreshing and it left just enough for the reader to think about. I could easily see this as the first book of a series as there is a lot of scope to develop the plot further.

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Formerly a software/web developer, Val Tobin now spends her time writing. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and Angel Therapy Practitioner® with advanced training, certified by Doreen Virtue in Kona, Hawaii. Val contributed a story to Doreen Virtue and Grant Virtue's book "Angel Words." She has written numerous novels and some short stories, available on Amazon and at other retailers. In April 2016, Val received her master's degree in parapsychology.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Inimicus (The 11th Percent Series) by T.H. Morris


“Scius is the obvious enemy. Inimicus is the enemy that you don’t know you don’t know. The one you’d never see coming in a million lifetimes.” 

That was what Jonah was told. 

And now, he knows Inimicus is in the game. His unseen enemy is prowling through the shadows, making moves that no one can predict or prevent, and armed with a weapon more dangerous than any ethereal blade or staff: anonymity. 

Jonah thought he had ventured into uncharted waters before, but the past was nothing compared to this. In the past, the enemies were known. Now, no amount of power can help you fight an enemy that you “don’t know you don’t know.” 

In this latest installment in The 11th Percent Series, loyalties will be tested. People will lose sight of what’s truly important. The line between friend and enemy will get blurred. And the question everyone’s mind is also the same one that holds the difference between victory and downfall: Who can you trust?