Thursday, 6 September 2012

Orangeberry FreeMe #76



Thursday, 6th September 2012

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The Great Bedroom War by Laurie Kellogg 
Genre - Contemporary Romance  
Rating - R
4.9 (18 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist 

She's trying to forget the pleasure in her ex's arms
He's doing his damnedest to remind her


Fledgling entrepreneur Samantha Riverà is in charge of her own life for the first time and determined to keep it that way. She's attempting to banish her call-all-the-shots ex-husband from her dreams, but it's kind of tough forgetting the Zorro look-alike who's willing to do anything for her, except give her the only two things she wants--another baby and his love. When their 14-year-old daughter Dani--who's maintaining a shaky remission from leukemia--rebels, Sam foolishly seeks advice from her Don Juan ex, who, incidentally, could charm the knickers off a nun.

When Nicolàs Riverà returns to Redemption, PA, to help control his defiant daughter, he discovers he not only has serious competition for Sam's affection, but Dani has a crush on a boy who is the last kid Nick wants her interested in. The boy is a horn-dog rebel who reminds Nick way to much of his teen-aged self.

Sam never understood that, to a second-generation Latino man, familial responsibility is número uno. She also has no concept of how terrified this reformed bad-boy and businessman is of losing her to another high-risk pregnancy. The death of their premature son devastated Nick, and his refusal to sire another child incited The Great Bedroom War that ultimately destroyed his marriage. Now, he'll stop at nothing to get his family back--even if it means blackmailing his way back into his ex-wife's home to become a greater presence in his sick child's life--and, with any luck, Samantha's bed and heart.

The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America by Mike McIntyre 
Genre - Travel memoir 
Rating - PG-13
4.5 (71 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
#1 Amazon Travel Bestseller

As featured on Oprah, The Kindness of Strangers is the story of one man's continental leap of faith--and the country that caught him.

Stuck in a job he no longer found fulfilling, journalist Mike McIntyre felt his life was quickly passing him by. So one day he hit the road to trek from one end of the country to the other with little more than the clothes on his back and without a single penny in his pocket. Through his travels, he found varying degrees of kindness in strangers from all walks of life--and discovered more about people and values and life on the road in America than he'd ever thought possible. The gifts of food and shelter he received along the way were outweighed only by the touching gifts of the heart--the willingness of many he met to welcome a lonely stranger into their homes...and the discovery that sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.


Includes an extended sample from the author's second travelogue, The Wander Year: One Couple's Journey Around the World.

The Scavenger's Daughter: A Tyler West Mystery by Mike McIntyre 

Genre - Mystery/Thriller  
Rating - R
4.6 (40 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
Disgraced newsman Tyler West is desperate for a scoop that will save his career. When he investigates the baffling deaths of several of San Diego's elite, he uncovers a common link: torture devices not used since the Dark Ages. Plunged into a mysterious world of medieval torture scholars, antiquities collectors and sadomasochists, he must break the brilliantly conceived series of slayings that has cast a dark shadow over a city better known for its sun, sand and surf. The elusive killer goes by the name Friar Tom, in tribute to his hero, Tomás de Torquemada, the first Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. As Ty scrambles to unmask the monstrous zealot, he is drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse that could cost him everything.

The Wander Year: One Couple's Journey Around the World by Mike McIntyre 
Genre - Travelogue 
Rating - PG
3.6 (17 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
From the author of the #1 Amazon Travel Bestseller The Kindness of Strangers

Mike McIntyre and his longtime girlfriend, Andrea Boyles, are in their early 40s and itching for a break. So they rent out their San Diego home--dog, cat and furniture included--and embark on a yearlong journey around the world. "We're not out to find ourselves, or even to lose ourselves," McIntyre writes early on. "We're merely seeking a pause in our routines." But the couple is soon swept up in the adventure of a lifetime: trekking in the Himalayas, traversing the Sahara on camel, scrambling over the temples of Angkor, crossing the world's largest salt flat in South America, scaling a New Zealand glacier. The book recounts the odyssey in 48 dispatches from 22 countries. Among them: birdwatching in Indonesia, a haircut from Vietnam's oldest barber, touring a notorious prison in Bolivia, haggling over rugs in Morocco, on safari in Nepal. McIntyre taps his self-deprecating humor to convey the joys, perils and frustrations of prolonged travel. When the couple ventures into a cyclone in Fiji on a rubber raft, he writes, "The absence of life jackets and paddles meant more room for our lunacy." And during a ride across India with a hired car and driver, he notes, "His passing technique was so precise, I could see my horrified expression reflected in the chrome bumpers of onrushing trucks." He also writes eloquently of such poignant moments as sleeping under the stars in North Africa, flying kites with a poor boy in Bali, and the death of a female tour guide in China. By journey's end, he's shucked much of his journalist's cynicism, and he stands in awe of a staggeringly beautiful world and the resilient souls who fill it.

The Wander Year is based on the popular series of the same name that ran in the Travel section of the Los Angeles Times. It includes an excerpt from the author's first travelogue, The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America.

PLAZA by Shane M Brown 
Genre - Thriller (Archaeological) 
Rating - PG-15 (violence and swearing)
4.5 (34 reviews)
FREE until 10th September 2012
THEIR FIRST MISTAKE was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.

They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.

THEIR SECOND MISTAKE was opening it.

Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?

THEIR LAST MISTAKE proved the biggest.

This last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….


Special note: PLAZA has an active table of contents, is approximately 90,000 words, and displays seamlessly with Kindles and all other eBook reading devices.


Gleefully Gluten-Free (Healthy Desserts & Snacks) by Ruth Naylor
Genre - Healthy Cooking 
Rating - G
4.8 (15 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
The #1 Best Seller in Desserts!

Here's what people are saying about Gleefully Gluten-Free!

*** "THIS is a cookbook that could make "healthy" and "gluten-free" go mainstream."

*** "After trying some of the recipes in this cookbook, I am convinced that you can make delicious, healthful treats!"

*** "Gleefully Gluten-Free gives you a taste of decadence without the feelings of guilt!"

After years of struggling with bloat, sluggishness and irritability, Ruth Naylor finally discovered that she, like many other people, was gluten intolerant. She didn't like the idea of never again eating her favorite foods, so she went to work researching the best possible substitutes, without all the unhealthy ingredients!

Give this sample a try! (this is one of Ruth's favorites!)

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake (raw)

½ cup almonds (soaked overnight in water)
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/8 tsp sea salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp agave or raw honey
2 Tbsp cacao nibs
Filling:
2 cups cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour)
¼ cup agave or raw honey
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup water
¼ cup cacao butter, melted
¼ cup coconut butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup frozen or fresh cherries (regular or tart, thawed)
Sauce:
2 cups frozen berries (cherries would be best but any berry will do!)
¼ cup agave or raw honey
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

In a food processor combine almonds, coconut, salt, vanilla extract and cacao powder; pulse until crumbly. Add agave and cacao nibs; pulse until mixture comes together. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Using the same food processor, combine all filling ingredients except for cherries; process until completely smooth. Add the cherries and pulse until just incorporated. Pour over the crust and chill or freeze until ready to serve. For the sauce, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over each cheesecake slice.
Serves 8 – 10

As you can see, you can still eat CHEESECAKE! And not only is it incredibly delicious, but nutritious as well. Make this complimentary recipe for your friends and family and see if they can tell the difference, (betcha they CAN'T)! Then come on back and see what other Gleefully Gluten-Free recipes there is in store for you!

Other recipes include:

*(Raw)Coconut Mango Balls
*Easy Salted Maple Caramel Corn
*Chocolate Almond Power Bar
*Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
*German Chocolate Cake
*Spicy Kale Chips
*Loaded Oatmeal Cookies
*Healthy Fudgesicles
*Chilled Double Chocolate Torte
*Almond Date Orange Cake

And many more...

Let Ruth take you on her personal journey from feeling sick and discouraged, to finding a better way to eat, and loving every minute! Gleefully Gluten-Free will prove to you that there's life beyond gluten sensitivity!


 Lies of the Prophet by Ike Hamill
Genre - Horror   
Rating - PG-13
4.5 (13 reviews)
FREE until 6th September 2012
Gregory was the first to rise from the grave. With no organs and no pulse he burst from his coffin demanding to know why he’d been buried. His subsequent book made him a billionaire and encouraged others to follow in his footsteps. Unfortunately, the decayed, mindless undead who rose next were nothing like him.

Lynne, Carol, and Marta are on a collision course with the same goal: they must stop Gregory. Join these three women as they battle supernatural forces and discover their own paranormal powers. They each have their own reasons for fighting Gregory, but the fate of the world rests in their hands.

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Following the success of "The Vivisectionist," "Lies of the Prophet" is the second novel by horror author Ike Hamill. In this book, Ike drops his likable characters into a twisted, paranormal reality with startling turns around every corner. You're dropped right into the action. Don't worry, you'll catch up as the characters learn to navigate their world.


Whatever Gods May Be by George P. Saunders 
Genre - Science Fiction Thriller  
Rating - PG-13 (has violence and some language)
4.2 (20 reviews)
FREE until 7th September 2012
Rzzdik Zolan is a time traveler from a planet 1,000 light years from Earth. He had been assigned to Earth as an evolutionary observer, and his travels have taken him to every era of human history – from the day Christ died on the cross – to the 21st Century, where World War III strikes out of the blue.

Earth in 1 million years, A.D. is a burned out hell-hole populated by mutated bloodsuckers called Redeyes, and led by a mysterious all-powerful being known as The Resistor. Humans have reverted to prehistoric primitives, and are slowly dying out as a species.

Due to the World War, several unwitting parties, including Rizzdik Zolan, have been thrust into the future. Colonels John and Cathy Phillips, on a rare shuttle mission to the space station, are also catapulted into this decaying future, along with Thalick – an intergalactic traveler that resembles an enormous scorpion. Earth is a dying cinder, and yet one hope remains for it: the young daughter of John and Cathy Phillips – Valry Phillips - who may hold the secret to Earth’s salvation – or it’s inevitable destruction and ownership by the Resistor. It will be up to Zolan, Thalick and young Valry to do battle against the most powerful evil Earth has ever known.


Loud, Disorderly & Boisterous by Adam M. Johnson
Genre - Historical Adventure/Romance 
Rating - PG
4.5 (8 reviews)
FREE until 6th September 2012

This Princess isn't going to take an arranged marriage lying down...

Imagine that you are a dangerously clever, thoroughly over-educated
sixteen year old, who feels wholly disconnected from her current station
in life and rather hates her father. Imagine also that you have the
further misfortune to find yourself alive during the 13th Century, that
your father is the philistine King of a small Central European country,
and that he does not approve of the fact that you can quote Aristotle
more expertly than you can curtsy. Finally to top everything off imagine
that you have just learned that you are to be married off to a German
nobleman who believes that you will make an excellent pawn in an ongoing
struggle to become Holy Roman Emperor... 


What do you do?


If your name is Aletheia--first and only daughter of His Majesty Edward
IX, and most indubitably born in the wrong century--you proceed to flee.
If your name is Aletheia you also find yourself embarking on a bizarre
and comic odyssey across perilously chaotic medieval Europe. During her
journey our heroine will encounter cross dressing Romanians, bamboozle
criminally incompetent highwaymen, crush spherically odious tutors
(using only the power of pure logic), and, in at least one desperate
instance, impersonate the Virgin Mary, all in the hopes of reaching a
final destination that is about to be sacked by an army of waylaid
Crusaders...


Assassin by Matthew Iden
Genre - Fantasy (Epic)
Rating - PG-13
4.0 (9 reviews)
FREE until 9th September 2012
For almost twenty years, war has raged between the mountain kingdom of Thrace and the sea-faring land of Andal, exhausting both nations. Prince Lowan, the educated and debonair second son of the King of Thrace, has arrived to make peace with his father's enemies. But the price Andal requires for peace is high--too high--and Lowan knows there are many ways to influence a nation at war.

Assassin is an original fantasy short story of 4,200 words, or about 17 paperback pages. It includes a Story Notes section, outlining the background and thought process behind the writing as well as an excerpt from Matthew Iden's fantasy short story SWORD OF KINGS.


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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
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

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
Amazon Kindle -

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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