Monday, 24 December 2012

Orangeberry FreeMe #184


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Monday, 24 December 2012

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Broken Pieces - Rachel Thompson
Amazon Kindle US
 Genre - Relationships / Women's Issues
Rating - PG15
4.9 (12 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012


Welcome to bestselling author Rachel Thompson's newest work! Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed,BROKEN PIECES is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. 

This is NOT a humor book! 

Shades of Gray
 Shades of Gray - Andy Holloman
Amazon Kindle US
 Genre - Drama, Fiction
Rating - PG13
3.9 (135 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
How far would you go to save your child's life? Could you break the law?
What if your  business was suddenly in danger of going under because of 9/11 ?
 A single father decides to partner up with woman from the opposite side of the tracks.  
Can their partnership deliver the cash they BOTH desperately need?
Could they fall in love? And will they survive to see the Summer of 2002?

Endurance (Afterlife #3)

 Endurance - Willow Rose
Amazon Kindle US
Genre - YA
Rating - PG
4.3 (3 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
Meghan's training at the Academy is coming to an end. Everything is going great as she comes closer to graduation. She is engaged to be married and the wedding is near when she hears some disturbing news that makes her rethink her future.

In class the students are learning to catch dreams and fly with the speed of light. Meghan soon discovers her special talents and that she is much stronger than she thought. But unfortunately that doesn't help her as she faces the truth about her own death, which will be revealed to her at the end of the year.

Endurance is the third book in Willow Rose's Afterlife series about a young girl's life after death.

 Telepaths and Traitors (Book 1 of the Phoenix Chronicles)
 Telepaths and Traitors - K. J. Blaine
Genre - Science Fiction
Rating - PG
3.5 (4 reviews)
Free until 26 December 2012
The year is 2042 and mankind has colonized the solar system. The International Space Alliance emerges in response to the lawlessness teeming in the new frontier. The ISA's most advanced ship, the Phoenix, has a mission of both peacekeeping and scientific research. Can her crew withstand the threat of mind control and betrayal from within?

A dirty admiral orders an antique B-29 to crash with Captain Jason Armstrong and two of the Phoenix crew aboard, but they parachute out in the nick of time. Lost at sea with the Phoenix half a galaxy away, and aware they're targeted for assassination, who can they trust to rescue them?
 
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Jet - Russell Blake
Genre - Action, Adventure
Rating - PG13
4.5 (101 reviews)
Free until 26 December 2012
Code name: Jet

Twenty-eight-year-old Jet was once the Mossad's most lethal operative before faking her own death and burying that identity forever.

But the past doesn't give up on its secrets easily.

When her new life on a tranquil island is shattered by a brutal attack, Jet must return to a clandestine existence of savagery and deception to save herself and those she loves. A gritty, unflinching roller-coaster of high-stakes twists and shocking turns, JET features a new breed of protagonist that breaks the mold.

Fans of Lisbeth Salander, SALT, and the Bourne trilogy will find themselves carried along at Lamborghini speed to a conclusion as jarring and surprising as the story's heroine is unconventional.

Apart From Love - Uvi Poznansky
Genre - Romantic
Rating - PG13
4.7 (41 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
Written with passionate conviction, this story is being told by two of its characters: Ben, a twenty-seven years old student, and Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, his aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him.

Meanwhile, Lenny is trying to keep a secret from both of them: his ex-wife, Ben’s mother, a talented pianist, has been stricken with an early-onset alzheimer. Taking care of her gradually weighs him down.

What emerges in these characters is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

The Wizard of Time - G.L.  Breedon
Genre - YA
Rating - PG
4.4 (48 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
Thirteen-year-old Gabriel Salvador has dreams about the future and his dreams always come true. When he dreams one night that he will drown, he knows upon waking it is only a matter of time before his dream becomes reality.

Plucked from the timeline of history at the moment of his death, Gabriel becomes an apprentice time mage and part of an elite team of wizards who travel throughout history to fight the War of Time and Magic.

Victorian London, the Aztec temples of 1487, the Greek island of Samos in 320 BCE, Scotland in the Middle Ages, and the battle fields of Alexander the Great are only some of the adventures in time that await Gabriel as he learns to become a time mage and joins the battle to protect the timeline of history in THE WIZARD OF TIME.

Duke of Deception - Stephie Smith
Genre - Regency Historical
Rating - R
4.5 (45 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
A desperate young woman ... Lady Louisa Barrick will do anything to save her estate and the village that depends on it, but when she tries to use a rakish privateer in her scheme, things don't turn out as planned.

A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his own: to track down the ton-based smuggling gang responsible for his father's death. When he's caught in a compromising situation with Lady Louisa, he decides it's better to marry her than to risk being ostracized by the London society whose invitations are vital to his plan. But Louisa refuses to marry him, unless he meets her terms, one of which is a month-long reprieve from consummation.

Intent on seduction, Derek doesn't count on his unexpected jealousy wreaking havoc with his emotions, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, still grieving the death of her father, wants desperately to avoid another heartbreak, but fears she may have schemed herself into a marriage with the one man destined to break her heart: a man who isn't what he seems, who obviously can't be trusted, and who will surely leave her the first chance he gets.

Breaking Twig - Deborah Epperson
Genre - Women’s Fiction
Rating - PG13
4.3 (119 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, BREAKING TWIG is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig's vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source--Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

Often raw and irreverent and sprinkled with all the Southern flavoring found in a good bowl of chicken and dumplings, BREAKING TWIG, is about finding love where we least expect it, destroying lives with easy lies, and realizing each of us determine our own truth.

Who Murdered Garson Talmadge - David Bishop
Genre - Mystery
Rating - R
4.6 (56 reviews)
Free until 26 December 2012
Matt Kile, ex-cop and ex-con, current smart-aleck, and a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge has built himself a comfortable career writing mysteries. Garson Talmadge sold weapons to Saddam Hussein, then moved out of France, came to America and married Clarice, a woman half his age. When Clarice is arrested for murdering her husband, Matt becomes the investigator for her defense attorney, and quickly learns there is a line of suspects stretching from the U.S. into Europe and the Middle East.

Not long after getting involved in the case Matt learns that Garson Talmadge’s weapons deals meant the FBI had an interest as well as the French Prefecture of Police. While Matt is simply trying to establish that Clarice is innocent, the FBI is trying to learn how Hussein got some of his weaponry, and powerful members of the French government and armaments industry wants to keep Matt from following the trail far enough to expose them.

Told in the first person, Matt shares his thoughts and wise remarks as he weaves his way through a mass of plot twists and turns to its conclusion, and learns Who Murdered Garson Talmadge.

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The God Story - Sri Vishwanath
Genre - Fiction Spirituality
Rating - PG
4.8 (16 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
This profound parable of men and women confronting their own difficulties in realizing the force of God within themselves presents a challenging and incisive commentary on the nature of religion and human capabilities. The setting is a village in north east india, but the site would be anywhere in the universe, and the forest a trio of villagers need to go through to reach mysteriously appearing figures of Krishna, Jesus and Mohammed could be the thicket all humans pass through to experience a true religious awakening.

After a number of lethal failures by the villagers, whose faith rises and falls as the drama ensues, the way to success and salvation is revealed by Vignesh, a gatekeeper to the forest which has dangerous man-eating beasts. Throughout the tale the insights in human consciousness are both dramatic and compelling.

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Family Secrets - Ron Pennington
Genre - Dark Comedy
Rating - R
4.7 (15 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
Meet the Charons. They’re your typical dysfunctional family of four of the world’s best assassins. Father Michael is the former head of a covert arm of the CIA that did so many “wet” jobs it was code named “Water Works.” Mother Valerie is a legendary femme fatale whose steamy sexuality has been luring men to their demise for nearly three decade.

Then there are the twins, Seth and Olivia. While barely into their twenties, they have already delivered on several high-profile contracts. Seth is very much his father’s son and is calm and calculating. Olivia, on the other hand, has been out of control since she reached puberty. With a smart mouth, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit body and the face of an angel, combined with lethal martial arts skills, she is a force to be reckoned with.

In this episode, for the sake of the children, Michael and Valerie have agreed to finally tie the knot. As the blessed day approaches, a man from Valerie’s past arrives on the scene with a request for help pulling off the job of the century. Between dress fittings and a bachelorette party for the ages, Olivia and Seth learn more “Family Secrets” than they really wanted to know.

Enter Sandman - Michael Edward
Genre - Horror
Rating - PG13
3.8 (14 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
Every town has their history, their legends.

For Eric and his friends it is no different. Bored one cold winter night and without much thought, they decide to fill their time by going to 'the wall' and testing the town legend.

The legend of the Sandman:
Sign your name on the wall and the Sandman will come for you. You will have three choices: Sacrifice yourself...sacrifice a loved one...or he will take both.

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The Contract of Love - José Chaves
Genre - Memoir
Rating - PG13
5 (11 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
Growing up with a Colombian father for whom magical realism was a way of life made ordinary reality feel like an immigrant experience for author Jose Chaves, who was born in the U.S. but—as his father would insist—“made in Colombia!”

That experience comes alive like a movie on the page in The Contract of Love, a memoir about family that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. Chaves’ straightforward style turns the familiar exotic and makes the unfamiliar feel like home as he takes readers on a cultural journey from small-town, muscle-car America to the Chaves family farm in Colombia, where the cow is named Lyndon Johnson, and an emotional journey from his father’s volatile world where unrequited love is sung out loud in restaurants, to a fraternity where the most important rule is to never reveal your feelings to another guy in public.

With tenderness, humor, and hypnotic clarity, Chaves explores the landscape of love that holds us together, beyond the addictions that bind us—from the broken faith that sends a boy spiraling down, to the grace that finds the man.


Broken (Reflections)
Broken - Dean Murray
Genre - YA, Paranormal
Rating - PG13
3.8 (34 reviews)
Free until 30 December 2012
Adri Paige is too busy dealing with the emotional fallout from losing half of her family to deal with boys. At least she thought so until the two most intriguing guys in her new school take an interest in her.

Both boys are gorgeous and blessed with obscene amounts of money. They should have the emotional depth of note cards, but instead display undercurrents she doesn't fully understand. Rumors the pair destroys peoples' livelihoods seem ludicrous until she gets caught in the crossfire and her family almost loses their home. She's increasingly unsure either boy is really human, and their rivalry is rapidly turning deadly.

Broken is a 125,000 word YA Paranormal Romance and is a complete novel in its own right, but also represents one-half of a double novel when paired with Torn. Regardless of which book you start with, the two are designed such that you can continue on to the other in order to get answers to questions not answered in the book you started with. The series continues with Splintered.
The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife Series)
The Nightlife New York - Travis Luedke
Genre - Romance
Rating - R
4.6 (47 reviews)
Free until 27 December 2012
Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, gangs, pimps and corrupt cops, the Nightlife of New York is never boring.

Is she a beautiful blond guardian angel as he imagined, or something else entirely? When Michelle saves Aaron's life she shares the benefits of her blood––after getting him shot accidentally. He awakes a changed man, living in a purgatory of eternal night, never to see the sunrise again.

Michelle drags Aaron through a hardcore learning curve of vampiric slavery. Forced to adapt to servitude, he is subject to her authority of compulsion. She orders him around like a puppet on a string, a dog on a very short leash. First things first, he must learn to feed properly without creating bloodslaves (humans addicted to the powerful drug-like effect of their venomous bite).

And then she puts him to work––a male escort in the sex trade––same as Michelle. Aaron walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intensely erotic sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. It's do or die, Michelle vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control. Amidst all these shocking and degrading adjustments, Aaron finds he's falling in love.

Can he maintain her rules and keep a sliver of his humanity intact? Innocence is a luxury few can afford in the decadent nightlife of New York. In a world where sex, blood, and power over women is so readily accessible, Aaron struggles against the predatory instincts deeply rooted in his new psyche. He must find his way quickly, practicing rigid self-control, or risk the consequences of Michelle's wrath.

Seed Savers: Treasure
Seed Saver Treasure - S. Smith
Genre - Middle Grade
Rating - G
4.6 (9 reviews)
Free until 25 December 2012
Clare, Dante, and Lily live in a future where growing vegetables is against the law. Some, however, encourage the children to change the future, and instruct them in the old ways.

Can the children learn enough before being stopped by GRIM, the government agency controlling the nation's food?

And can children really change the future?
Fake Kate
Fake Kate - David Wailing
Genre - Mystery
Rating - PG13
3.5 (48 reviews)
Free until 27 December 2012
Belinda can’t believe it. Her sister Kate finally tries online dating and lines up no less than eight dates!
One of whom knows why Kate has vanished.

To find her, Belinda will have to pretend to be her. Go on her dates, hang out with her friends, fake her entire life.

Only to discover Kate had been faking too, for a very long time...

Hope Rising
Hope Rising - Amy Spade
Genre - YA
Rating - PG
4.3 (16 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
Reggie has a secret she is desperate to keep. Because there is no way she wants to become "that girl" in school all over again. And that should be fairly easy, considering her recent move to a new town where nobody knows or cares why she is living with her brother and not her parents.

So why does Reggie feel drawn to Sam, who looks at her with knowing eyes? Why is it so easy to spill everything to him: the death of her parents, the blame she places on herself, and her broken hopelessness for the future? Maybe it's because Sam has a secret of his own.

As Reggie learns from Sam, when life is falling apart, sometimes the only hope you have left is the kind you can find in yourself. And sometimes it takes forgiving yourself to even begin to see it.

The Shut Mouth Society
The Shut Mouth Society - James D. Best
Genre - Mystery, Suspense
Rating - PG
4.3 (48 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
When a rich Santa Barbara collector acquires a newly discovered Abraham Lincoln document, he asks detective Greg Evarts and UCLA professor Patricia Baldwin to authenticate it. Their research launches them into a dangerous struggle with a secret society formed during Reconstruction. Before they can solve the mystery surrounding the Lincoln manuscript, a shocking murder forces them to run for their lives.

As they race across the country, they discover a Civil War secret that could upset the balance of power in North America. Now Evarts and Baldwin must unravel the 150-year-old conspiracy before it’s too late … and before they are silenced for good.

Replica
Replica - Lexi Revellian
Genre - Romantic Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.4 (37 reviews)
Free until 24 December 2012
Beth Chandler, bright, attractive but unassertive, is accidentally replicated in a flawed experiment at the government research institute where she works. A second Beth comes into being, complete with all her memories. To Sir Peter Ellis, MI5 chief, the replica is an embarrassment that must be hushed up and disposed of. Overhearing him, Beth Two goes on the run. With no official existence, homeless, penniless and pursued by Sir Peter's agents, she has to find the inner strength and aggression to survive on icy London streets.

Meanwhile the original Beth, unaware of what has happened, becomes romantically involved with Nick Cavanagh, the spec op she believes is there to protect her. In fact, he's hunting her double. Nick refuses to face his moral doubts about Beth Two - as far as he's concerned, it's not his problem. As events unfold, and the situation grows more complicated, he has to decide whose side he is on.


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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
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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
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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)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
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