Thursday, 30 August 2012

Orangeberry FreeMe #69


Thursday, 30th August 2012

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The Zul Enigma by J M Leitch

Genre - Sci-fi/Thriller
Rating - 18
4.3 (33 reviews)
FREE until 31st August 2012

People are raving about The Zul Enigma. 'It blew my mind into a bazillion pieces' and 'I never read science fiction... [but] I read this. The only reason I'd ever read another would be if it was written by J M Leitch' and 'This is, by far, one of the best books I've ever read!'

The Zul Enigma, a futuristic thriller fused in reality, seamlessly weaves New Age beliefs with hard, scientific facts. Set in 2068 it follows a quest to expose the perpetrator behind a cataclysmic event that occurs on 21 December 2012, end of the Mayan calendar, that changes the world forever.

Underpinned by a theme of betrayal, the novel is set against a backdrop of climate change, overpopulation, world war, alien visitations, presidential plots, global deception and a new world order.

A venomous twist reveals the most horrific conspiracy one could ever imagine and Zul is behind it. But who... or what... is Zul?

Buried deep beneath layers of subterfuge lurks the shocking truth.


And Baby Makes Three; Now What Do We Do? by Suzanne Doyle-Ingram 

Genre - Parenting
Rating - G
4.7 (18 reviews)
FREE until 31st August 2012
As far as baby books go, this book on taking care of your new baby is ideal for new parents. This baby book will help you to welcome home your newborn baby with less stress and more confidence than you ever thought possible. Written by a mother of three young children, "And Baby Makes Three, Now What Do We Do?" addresses the worries and fears that all new parents face. 

A Fatal Verdict (The Trials of Sarah Newby) by Tim Vicary 
Genre - Legal thriller
Rating - R
4.2 (13 reviews)
FREE until 1st September 2012

What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down?

Kathryn Walters is faced with this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in a bath in her boyfriend's flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems likely that the boyfriend, David Kidd, will be acquitted. How can her family tolerate this? And how should the investigating detective, Terry Bateson, act when it seems that the murdered girl's mother is seeking revenge on the man he is certain killed Shelley in the first place?

As the story unravels Sarah Newby is confronted with one of her toughest defence cases yet, with a client who is not only reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, but also refuses to explain why she chose Sarah to defend her in the first place ...

This book is a 2012 B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree


Claire: the Lost Fae by Aithne Jarretta 
Genre - Paranormal romance
Rating - R
4.6 (8 reviews)
FREE until 31st August 2012
Solitary CLAIRE BRINAWELL moves from place to place chased by the forces of darkness. Even in slumber when dreaming usually fills the mind and soul with beauty, a hateful hound from Hades finds his way in with deadly intentions. Claire isn't safe anywhere.
LEESON, Worthy Prince of Baderon in Annwn, lives Earthside of the magical Annwn veil. He has been sent to find Claire. Triumphant in his first skirmish with the darkside, they must return to San Francisco's sacred pyramid. But Leeson discovers Claire has a mind of her own. Leeson's stubbornness meets Claire's feisty determination. 
Claire must reach deep within herself, acknowledge her magical power and admit that using magic is the only way to defeat the wicked Hades Hounds. Will they unite in purpose and free Claire of her daemons?

ONWARD PEREGRINOS by Myrna Ericksen 
Genre - Historical romance
Rating - G
5.0 (9 reviews)
FREE until 30th August 2012
Maria, daughter of a former wealthy society family from Ecuador meets Glover Boynton, an American adventurer, who is seriously looking for a good woman to marry. Unable to speak English, Maria strives to fit into an old Southern American family early in her marriage. Overcoming the challenges of language, and unforeseen obstacles, she and Glover eventually journey to Panama where she raises her family. Her daughter Niza grows up at her father's side hunting in the jungles of Panama. She meets and marries an American G.I. but unlike her mother's romance she goes to the U.S. with all the skills she has learned in an American colony, the Panama Canal Zone. A saga portraying two strong, determined women, Maria, and her daughter, Niza, and the way they deal with the challenges that confront them as they each leave their homeland in their own time, only to return and find everything changed. Peregrinos, a word meaning pilgrim adventurers, aptly describes two generations of the Boynton family as they journey between the U.S., Central and South America.

Dawnwind: Last Man Standing by George R. Shirer
Genre - Science fiction
Rating - PG-13
4.8 (4 reviews)
FREE until 30th August 2012

When the benevolent Junians came to Earth, they were shocked to discover humanity almost wiped out by a global pandemic. They found only one survivor, a man named John Epcott. The Last Human.
When the Junians left Earth, John Epcott went with them.
This is his story.


Kali: The Ghosting of Sepulcher Bay by Eric Griffith
Genre - YA Fantasy 
Rating - PG-13
4.5 (4 reviews)
FREE until 1st September 2012

Kaliope "Kali" Stergakos is dealing with divorced parents, a crush on a boy her best friend also adores, and spirits of the dead talking to her all the time. Even worse, they take over Kali's body when she sleeps. Despite growing up in a suburban necropolis where the dead outnumber the living, this possession stuff never happens to anyone else.

At least, it didn't. Kali and her friends, both living and dead, find evidence of other possessions and unearth a plot by ghosts to take over the bodies of the living, permanently. Now it's up to her to prevent the ectoplasmic minions of a formerly-dead madman from stealing the bodies they desperately crave.


Beach Living: 7 Popular Reasons People Move To The Beach by Anna Seeger
Genre - Non-fiction/self-improvement/memory improvement 
Rating - PG
4.7 (15 reviews)
FREE until 30th August 2012

Millions plan their summer vacations at sunny beach destinations. However, coastal living is an entirely different matter. I have always dreamed of what beach life would be like for a permanent resident. Approaching the big 50, I decided it was now or never.

I started researching beaches. I thought anything is possible. So I started looking at coastal towns primarily in the United States. I was actually looking for the best beach towns to live in. It was so exciting. It was hard to narrow it down, but I finally developed a list of the best coastal cities. I was looking at my computer screen making sounds as if I was eating a box of chocolates. The ooh...awe, oh my, this is my favorite, oh isn't this beautiful became common sounds.

I found there are many reasons for people moving to the coast. It isn't always just to swim in the water, walk on the beach, snorkel or to simply listen to the waves crashing against the shore. I knew that I had enjoyed many of these activities when I visited the beach, but I never realized that these and other different beachfront activities were some of the primary reasons others wanted to relocate to a beach town.

I found 7 main reasons people love about living at the beach. They are as follows:

(1) Beachcombers - Includes those laid back people that just want to walk along the beach, smell the ocean air and pick up the sea shells. For these folks, there are many beach towns that would do the do the trick.

(2) Water Lovers - Kayakers, kiteboarders, snorkelers, scuba divers - active water enthusiasts. Not every beach town lends itself to these particular activities, but you could get a good list from researching for best Florida beach towns or maybe even best California beach towns.

(3) Boating Group - Like to ride the ocean waves by sail, paddle, or motor, Where is the best beach town to live for this group of enthusiasts?

(4) Fishing Enthusiasts - People that love to fish the seas and shorelines. This list could include best coastal cities and small coastal towns.

(5) Nature Lovers - Folks that enjoy seaside birds, animals and critters that emerge from the sand. When you move to the beach, you should know that some towns have beaches that really lend themselves to enjoying mother nature.

(6) Lovers of Culture - Sophisticates that enjoy the arts with an ocean view. If you are lover of culture, then you probably won't be looking at the most affordable beach towns, but will rather be compiling your list from some of the best coastal cities that have ample opportunity to enjoy the arts.

(7) Golfing Addicts - Golfers that crave the ultimate golfing experience of Scottish style links against a backdrop of vast blue water. Fortunately, there are many beach communities from small coastal towns to large beach cities that offer beautiful golf courses where you can play with the ocean as part of the permanent scenery.


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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