Friday, 19 October 2012

#OBTreat Orangeberry Trick or Treat - Day 5


15th October to 15th November 2012

Updated on 14th October 2012
51 books from 47 authors
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Elspeth’s big sister stare unnerved me. As if Mentor wasn’t enough. “What?” I muttered.
“Can’t you do something about the media? They’re relentless.”
“They have glommed on to M, that’s for sure.”
“Humph,” Elspeth huffed. “As if she belongs to them.”
“But, don’t you see. It suits my purpose. I need my Little Soldier to be the subject of endless speculation. The more they talk about her, the more I—”
Elspeth’s eyebrows rose.
“Sorry, the more M and I will be able to accomplish.” Sometimes I thought it would be so much easier if I could go down there myself and slam a few heads together.
“Oh, look. There she is.”
M staggered to her car carrying two heavy boxes. She stumbled and fell. Papers flew out of the boxes and scattered in the wind. “Damn it!” Tears ran down her face. She pushed herself to a sitting position in the snow. “Damn it!” She watched the papers, some flying high in the sky, others plastered to the school ground fence. “Fuck!”
“Yves, do something.”
“Nothing I can do.” I felt like a heel. I could protect her from the Spinda, but I couldn’t even pick up one little piece of paper for her.
M slumped in the snow and cried.
I closed the earth view and leaned my head wearily against the back of the chair.
I waved Elspeth away. Her caring and concern, her censure and fretting were too much. She tiptoed out of the alcove.
I blinked M back. She was still sitting in the snow. Still crying, and unaware that she was speaking Pashto. What had I done to her? Could I protect her from herself?

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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 -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


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My Awards - June 2011
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