Thursday, 31 January 2013

Book Blast - Dark Side of Sunset Pointe by Michael Allan Scott

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Genre – Mystery & Thrillers
Rating – R
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Lance Underphal was devastated by his wife’s death, and now, the down-and-out crime-scene photographer can’t let her go. He wakes up plagued by premonitions. The double shooting of an Arizona real estate developer and his mistress/bookkeeper immerse Underphal in a world of incomprehensible phenomena.
Frank Salmon, the hard-boiled homicide detective on the case, does his best to blow off Underphal’s “visions.” But the murders keep piling up and the visions are all-too real.
Salmon reluctantly pursues Underphal’s twists and turns, leading him from a popular strip club to a failing community bank, adding a blackmailing stripper’s murder to the body count.
Underphal struggles mightily with his psychic curse, teetering on the brink of insanity. His only hope for redemption is the voice in his head, the voice of his dead wife. Stumbling through dark vortexes of murderous intrigue, he comes to realize his visions will either kill him or lead to the capture of a killer-maybe more than one.
About the author 
Born and raised at the edge of the high desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto. In addition to writing mysteries and speculative fiction, his interests include music, photography, art, scuba diving and auto racing.

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Orangeberry FreeMe #222

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Thursday, 31 January 2013

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Born in Rio
Born in Rio - Cassia Martins
Genre - Contemporary Fiction
Rating - PG
4.6 (20 reviews)
Free until 31 January 2013
Born in Rio is a moving, psychologically charged novel with thrilling turns, embraced by a contemporary love affair in Rio de Janeiro. Rita's journey of discovery, and self-discovery, delights readers in a well-crafted plot among lush descriptions of Brazil--its history, its people and its soul. Laced with wit and spiced with mystery, it's a compelling, transporting tale with a heart. In the 2016 Summer Olympic city Rita might just find what she never thought she was looking for. 

An immigrant story. A devastating crime. A chance to forgive, to love again. 
And a woman born in Rio.

Bitter End - Christine Kling
Genre - Suspense
Rating - PG13
4.6 (22 reviews)
Free until 2 February 2013
Since kindergarten, Seychelle and her best friend, Molly, had been as close as sisters. Molly even dated Seychelle’s brother. But it all ended suddenly when Nick Pontus, a slick, older, up-and-coming entrepreneur, came along. A smitten Molly quit school, married her new beau, and never spoke to Seychelle again. After thirteen years, it still stings. 

Seychelle didn’t see the sniper who picked Nick off at the helm of his yacht, but she knows that there are plenty of people in South Florida who wanted to see the gambling-boat tycoon dead: the Russian mobsters looking for a piece of his casino action, the Indian gamers who resent his competition, and the ecological activists fighting his plans to develop Fort Lauderdale’s waterfront. But it’s Molly whom the cops zero in on. And despite her bitter feelings and against her better judgment, when her back-from-the-blue friend asks for help, Seychelle can’t just weigh anchor and cruise. She’s got to dive in.

What she finds is a money-skimming scam aboard Nick’s flagship gambling boat, Nick’s new trophy wife turned merry rich widow, and Nick and Molly’s teenage son, a scared kid with a big secret . . . and a killer on his trail. Protecting the boy, proving Molly’s innocence, and navigating between squalls of gunfire add up to a tall order as salvage jobs go. But like any good captain, Seychelle will never abandon ship. Even if it means risking her life.

The 4% Rule - Todd Tresidder
Genre - Business, Finance
Rating - G
4.7 (69 reviews)
Free until 1 February 2013
It seems so simple, doesn’t it?
Plug a few numbers into a retirement calculator and presto! You have an accurate answer for how much money you need to retire.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. The conventional approach used by experts to determine how much money you need to retire is fundamentally flawed. The worst part is you won’t even know it until it’s too late.

This book takes you behind the scientific facade of modern retirement planning to reveal:
• Why most estimates for how much you need to retire are a case of garbage-in garbage-out causing you to either overspend and run out of money or underspend so that you never get to enjoy your savings.

• The 5 critical assumptions that can destroy your financial security. Which one are you making?
• 3 models for estimating how much money you need to retire (your financial planner only knows 1 and it’s not the best).
• How to reduce the amount you need to retire by $300,000–$600,000 or more.
• How to plan for inflation, changes in Social Security, and much more so you don’t run out of money before you run out of life.
• 7 creative ways to spend less while also improving lifestyle.
• 3 strategies to maximize spending today while protecting for the future in case you live longer than expected.
• How Monte Carlo calculators cause a dangerous deception that can leave you broke.
• Explains step-by-step how to accurately calculate the amount of money you need to retire—the very first time you try, simply, and without being a math genius.
• No computer, software, or online calculators necessary—it’s that simple.

In one evening you can know more about how much money you need to retire than your financial adviser. This book is a practical, no-nonsense guide complete with a step-by-step plan that tells you how much money you need to retire with confidence.
No retirement is secure without it.

Bosom Bodies
Bosom Bodies - Maia Grazia Swan
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Rating - R
4.4 (11 reviews)
Free until 1 February 2013
Italian-born Mina Calvi has a way of finding trouble, but when she offers to help a friend by moonlighting at Bosom Bodies restaurant, it’s trouble that finds her. The body of the restaurant manager is discovered on the beach, a hit and run victim, and Mina’s VW Bug is impounded as the vehicle used in the crime. Stunned beyond belief, Mina is suddenly up to her ears in assault, betrayal, smuggling and murder. Now the police are watching her. The mob is targeting her. 

And who comes riding to her rescue on a metal steed—none other than the cook at Bosom Bodies, the mysterious Diego. Is he more than a bad cook and a good lover? Is he protecting her, or setting her up? Scared, clueless and on her own, Mina struggles to reclaim her life and stay two steps ahead of the those stalking her, but it’s a treacherous path and she’s losing ground fast.

Mexican Vegetarian Cookbook: Quick, Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Mexican Recipes
Vegetarian Mexican Cookbook - Lisa Patricia James
Genre - Cooking
Rating - G
4.4 (14 reviews)
Free until 31 January 2013
My name is Lisa Patricia James, I'm a best selling author from California, and this is my collection of some of the BEST vegetarian Mexican recipes on the planet!
Here are just a FEW of the recipes I've added to this collection:
- Savory Corn Cakes with Chipotle Cream
- Poblano Chilis Stuffed with Cheese
- Enchiladas with Mole Sauce
- Roasted Vegetable Soup
- Mexican Rice
- Black Bean Quinoa
- Huevos con Chilis Verdes (Eggs with Green Chilis)
- Chichimangas
- Tostadas
- Vegetable Fajitas
- Agua Fresca
- Mexican Chocolate Cake
And SO MANY more! You are just seconds away from making some of the best Mexican food you've ever had! I hope you enjoy these tasty recipes as much as my family and I do.

Just Evil - Vickie McKeehan
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Rating - PG13
4.5 (62 reviews)
Free until 1 February 2013
The Evil Trilogy
Despite growing up together in their trendy Beverly Hills neighborhood, three best friends hide dark childhoods. The lives of Kit, Baylee and Quinn have been anything but perfect. Little do they know a stranger is about to unravel long, buried secrets, bringing the past back to life with a vengeance.

Just Evil 
Kit Griffin has finally overcome a painful childhood at the hands of her mother, former actress Alana Stevens. No longer living in the grasp of the cold, tyrannical woman, Kit's life is finally on track. That is, until Alana is found brutally murdered on Mother's Day, pulling Kit back to the dark horrors of her past. To make matters worse, the police consider Kit the prime suspect. 

Jake Boston is an old family friend and the man Kit has loved since she was a teen. He's fighting his own demons as a suspect in his wife's murder two years earlier. Despite his past, he's determined to win Kit over once and for all. But before that can happen they need to convince the police there's a killer working his way down a list with cold-hearted vengeance in mind. 

Forced to delve into Alana's dark past, Jake and Kit uncover a forty-year-old double murder leading them straight to the door of a legal dynasty. Soon they find out just how far the heirs will go to keep the past buried.

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Orangeberry Book Tours – No Innocent Affair by Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr.

‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’ (Exodus 20:14). Have you found yourself contemplating committing adultery? Are you currently in an adulterous relationship? Have you been affected by an act of adultery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery is the tool you need. An avid student of the Word, Ed Mrkvicka addresses the fact that adultery is one of the main contributors to the destruction of the American family and seeks to reverse this terrifying statistic. Mrkvicka posits that few who engage in adulterous relationships realize the enormity of the cost of infidelity, both to themselves and innocent people in their lives.
Beginning by comparing God’s view of adultery to society’s view, No Innocent Affair explains in frank yet loving terms that unrepentant adultery is more than just an innocent affair. It is choosing Satan over Jesus and death over life. Mrkvicka desires to lead adulterers to repentance and eternal life with Jesus Christ. Most importantly, No Innocent Affair takes you on a step-by-step biblical progression that leads to the sin of adultery being forgiven and salvation reclaimed. Infidelity is no easy subject to discuss, but it is one that must be addressed. Follow along on this exploration of the consequences and ways out of adultery.
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Genre – Christian Living / Relationships
Rating – PG
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Book Blast - Silver-White by Shawn Underhill

Silver-White by Shawn Underhill

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
~ Robert Frost

*Evie’s family has been holding out on her …

Big time.

On an unexpected visit to her grandparents’ house in New Hampshire’s secluded North Woods, the sixteen-year-old literally runs into the truth of the long-hidden family secrets, and finds herself thrust without warning into the clandestine world of the Great North Pack—a wild and exhilarating world of rugged beauty, heart-pounding adventures, and long nights running under a sea of stars … but as she’s set to discover, a world also fraught with potential dangers lurking in the shadows.

 "Simply put, this book was amazing. I've read more fantasy novels than than I can count, but this one is certainly one of the best. The heroine isn't some wishy-washy pansy that screams at everything, and the focus of the story isn't on some unbelievably beautiful teenage girl who suddenly becomes the biggest, baddest member of her species falling in love with some big, bad, sexy member of her newfound species. It's about a girl becoming something she never knew existed, finding her place within the pack family she values more than ever before, and an age-old feud that threatens everything she loves." ~Morgan

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Author Shawn Underhill

Shawn is a part-time writer from New Hampshire, where he spends his free time hiking in the mountains, camping, racing dirt bikes, or anything else that keeps him outdoors. Dogs are his very favorite people. He is also the author of the novel All Things Different.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Author Interview - Jeff Gunhus

Author Jeff Gunhus

Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.

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What’s your favorite place in the entire world? Anywhere all five of my kids are together and my wife and I are together watching them interact, astonished they all belong to us. If that happens on the beach in Santa Barbara, even better.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing? My father was in import/export so I grew up overseas in Greece, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia from age 5-12. There were no TV shows in English and we had minimal access to videotapes. Reading was the was we entered new world and had great adventures.

What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? Discipline. It's both the hardest and the easiest thing. Easy because you control it and it's just a matter of getting your backside in the chair and putting in the time. Hard because there are a million distractions at any given second and it's always easy to rationalize why the writing will be better later. In my experience, later never happens. Writer's write. That's it. That's the secret.

Why did you choose to write this particular book? My eleven-year old son was a reluctant reader and I wasn't just what to do with that since reading had come naturally to me. I decided a fast-paced book about a monster hunter with his same name might get him excited. I was right. He loved it and now has read nearly every Rick Riordian book there is and has moved on to Tolkien and Jack London.

What was the hardest part about writing this book? Balancing the fighting scenes (and some of the darkness) with my intention that the book be accessible and appropriate for younger readers. I asked my 3rd grader to evaluate whether his friends would be scared or grossed out by the book. He said, "Are you kidding? We just read the Tell-Tale Heard by Edgar Allen Poe and it was WAY grosser." As the series continues, I intend to deal with more challenging issues. I think J.K. Rowling did a great job of that with the Harry Potter books. Not a bad model to emulate.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? There is thematic thread that will run through the series as well as a message in each book. In Jack Templar Monster Hunter, I wanted to deal with the moral obligation we have to protect others, even when we are afraid. Thematically, the series will investigate the nature of bias and compassion. The idea that we can't place people into groups and think we know everything about them. Even monsters can be moral creatures in the Jack Templar world. Jack's ability to see that may prove to be his more important trait.

Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot? My kids show up as names throughout the book (and in book two), but their characters are much different. Things that happen to them make it into the books though. When they saw a bullying incident at school, I wrote the Dirk the school bully scene that afternoon.

How important do you think villains are in a story? Great villains are vital. And they can't be one-dimensional. I really like Ren Lucre, the main villain in Jack Templar. We only found out a little about him in this first book, but I know his whole story and why he is the way he is. It's not that I want people to root for him, but I think people will here his story in the future and realize it's more complicated than just, "he's the bad guy."

Have you started another book yet? I finished the first draft of Book Two, Jack Templar and The Monster Hunter Academy, just a few days ago. My process is to put it in a desk drawer for a week before I read it. I actually love the first rewrite so that week it tough for me. I'm very happy with how it's turning out.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? Read Stephen King's book, On Writing. Just do that, get your backside in the chair every day without fail, and you'll do great.

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? Even if no one would ever read a word I wrote, I'd still write because I love the process so much. Having said that, it's a true joy and I am so appreciative of readers who have supported Jack Templar Monster Hunter. I have great readers and I look forward to exploring the world of Jack Templar Monster Hunter with you for many books to come.

Jack Templar: Monster Hunter

Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.

As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.

Kirkus Reviews

"Gunhus brings young readers a monster-filled romp to read at their own risk. In the first few pages, Jack, the storyteller and main character, warns readers not to read about these real-world monsters that would seem to only exist in fiction. The tone is set--sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek and likable; rooting for Jack is easy...Gunhus masterfully introduces fully realized characters with whom readers can connect almost instantly. The pacing is quick but not rushed, and events seamlessly progress, complete with action, cliff-hangers and surprise reveals. "

Amazon Reviews

Watch out Percy Jackson here comes Jack Templar
Move over Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, there's a new kid in town - Jack Templar, and he will take you on a wonderful adventure of good vs evil, with friends and enemies at every turn. The twists and turns keep the reader on a roller coaster of entertainment in the way of JK Rowling and Rick Riordan. ~ Penny Brein

Fast paced adventure through and through
Written for middle school aged students, this book is action-packed from the beginning and will hold the attention of young readers. Not only that, as an adult reader, it was hard to put down, so parents will enjoy it as an easy read. ~ bluejellybean

Kids will love it!
Not only will kids love it, adults will too! I don't want to give the plot away but this is a book worth reading. This book is creatively written drawing in the reader to be a participant in the story. There is lots of action with enough blood and guts to be interesting without being gross. Girls will like it too with the strong female role models and the hint of romance. Even though this is a children's book, I couldn't put it down. I will definitely be adding this to my classroom library. I am looking forward to reading the book in this series and sharing it with my students. Awesome book! ~ pixiep


Book Trailer


Yeah, you read it right. I’m a monster hunter. Back before I actually became one, I would have thought that sounded totally awesome. And don’t get me wrong, in a lot of ways it is. But most of the time, I’m either running for my life or hiding in the shadows, praying the monster chasing me doesn’t pick up my scent. And I’m almost always scared to death. In a few pages, I think you’ll see why.
     But there are a few things I need to warn you about before I tell you my story.
     First, this isn’t a cartoon. These are bloodthirsty creatures who will stop at nothing to kill. They are scary. Very scary. Second, the only way to stop them is to kill them first…and that gets gross and messy. Third, this is all real.
     You think I’m kidding, don’t you? I can almost see you smirking as you read this. But this isn’t a joke. Monsters are real and the story I’m about to tell you really happened. If you’d rather walk through life believing that monsters are only found in books or on the movie screen, then you should shut this book right now and go do something else.
     I give you these warnings because the story I’m about to tell you isn’t for everyone. Not everyone can handle it. The blood. The gore. The monsters.
     This life was thrust onto me. I had no choice but to take up a sword and fight. But you can still walk away and pretend this dark world doesn’t exist. Or you can walk through the door that I’m about to open and find out the truth about the world around you.
     But I warn you (and this is a big warning), if you read this book, if you learn about the monsters that roam among us and the hunters who fight them, if you decide to learn the truth, then you will become fair game for the monsters to chase.
     Make sure you understand what I’m saying.
     If you read this book, you will be part of this world and the monsters will come after you too. You will start to see things that no other humans can see. The shadows will move when you walk near them. The creatures of the night will seek you out, testing the doors and windows of your house, looking for a way in.
     And, at some point, they will find you, just like they found me, and you will be forced to defend yourself.
     So, think carefully before you turn the page, because once you do, there’s no turning back.
     Once a monster hunter, always a monster hunter.
     See you on the other side.
     If you’re brave enough.

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Orangeberry Book Tours - Murder on the First Day of Christmas by Billie Thomas

It’s beginning to look a lot like murder.
Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games. But Chloe Carstairs and her mother, Amanda, won’t let a little thing like murder keep them from decking the halls. With a body under the partridge’s pear tree and a dead Santa in a sleigh, they have to crack the case before the killer strikes again – this time much too close to home.
Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, romance and a delightfully difficult mother-daughter relationship, this new series from Billie Thomas offers a fast-paced caper as these two southern ladies try to keep their very merry Christmas from turning into the Noel from hell.
Buy Now @ Amazon
Genre – Mystery
Rating – PG
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #220

Orangeberry FreeMe

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

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The Good, The Bad & The Murderous  - Chester D Campbell
Genre - Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.2 (12 reviews)
Free until 31 January 2013 
Medicare fraud, drug trafficking, a hired killer, a crooked cop, it's a nightmare scenario PI Sid Chance finds himself in when he takes on a tough assignment―prove a young man just out of prison for murder when he was twelve did not commit a new homicide. Everything is thrown upside down when Jaz LeMieux, the wealthy ex-cop working with him on the case, finds herself accused of a despicable crime, and the evidence is damning. When a hit man comes after Sid, all hell breaks loose.

Revenge of the Mad Scientist  - Lara Nance
Genre - Steampunk
Rating - PG13
4.7 (18 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013 
A steampunk adventure with a hint of romance.
When Lady Arabella Trunkett’s father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss and the world is thrown into political upheaval.

Arabella is convinced the more sinister nation of Carabarras is to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and halt the potential world war.

But air-pirates, secret assassins and slave traders aren’t her only trials. The fickle hand of fate has made the captain of the only airship available for charter, the man who left her at the altar. For eight years she's wanted nothing more than to see him dead. Now he's her only hope.

Poo Finger-in-Chief: A Political Primer for Right-Wing Rugrats
Poo Finger-in-Chief  - Hillary Swanson
Genre - Political Humor, Satire
Rating - PG13
4.0 (12 reviews)
Free until 29 January 2013
Eager to turn your sweet tots into venomous conservative masterminds? Poo Finger-in-Chief is just the ticket to get 'em started!

Read the story of President Obama's first term in office (according to Rush Limbaugh and Fox News) and see just how badly it STUNK. This artfully-crafted political satire is both a great remedy for election fatigue and a surefire way to turn your little ones into little Limbaughs. 

Diabetes Disease - How To Reverse Diabetes
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Diagnosis of Diabetes? Pre-Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes? Want to reverse diabetes? Want to prevent diabetes? Learn to reverse diabetes in a few months using healthy eating habits, a very doable exercise program and herbal supplements. Will this be easy? Probably not. But much easier than the conventional path of living with diabetes and its long list of complications:
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Dear Crossing (The Ray Schiller Series)
Dear Crossing - Marjorie Swift Doering
Genre - Mystery
Rating - PG13
4.7 (31 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013
The gruesome murder of a Minneapolis woman at her lakeside summer home shatters the peace of small town Widmer, Minnesota. While dealing with his own private demons, Ray Schiller follows the trail of evidence to Minneapolis where he teams up to investigate the murder with Homicide Detective Dick Waverly.

The scrutiny of the grieving widower's carefully guarded personal life threatens to ruin the executive's bid for his father-in-law's company. Driven by ambition, greed, love, and hate, one by one, the suspects turn on one another with startling consequences.

When the case begins to stall, an unthinkable incident makes Ray the focus of a harrowing Internal Affairs investigation. His shaky marriage and law-enforcement career rest in the balance.

Meanwhile, with dogged determination, Ray discovers the significance of several seemingly unrelated events, which turn the murder case on its head.

Sword of Queens
Sword of Queens - Joan Marie Verba
Genre - Fantasy
Rating - PG13
4.0 (17 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013
The kingdom of Somerlie has been in the grip of the evil overlord Tashtalon for over 500 years. No one has ever seen Tashtalon, but he puts the kingdom to sleep every night, and during the night, people disappear, never to be seen again. Gill has spent her life thinking these things could not possibly be changed, until strange events point her to the only thing that can defeat Tashtalon…a magical weapon called the Sword of Queens. To prevent its use, Tashtalon made a law saying that any woman wielding a sword will be put to death…and he enforces that law savagely. Can Gill summon the courage to find the sword and use it before Tashtalon kills her?

You are a Winner! Easy 1,2,3 Sweepstakes and Contests "True Confessions and Inside Secrets of an Admitted Sweep-a-holic" (Easy Sweeps and Contests)
You Are A Winner - Penelope Silvers
Genre - Lotteries and Games, Non Fiction
Rating - G
4.3 (7 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013
Have you ever wondered about all these "Lucky" people you hear about always winning sweepstakes and contests? What are the secrets to what they did that made them more successful at winning than everybody else? I know I wondered about this, and I was going to figure out how to be a winner myself!

I set about learning all I could about entering sweeps and contests, and what it took to become a winner! I was determined to be a big winner myself! I won many, many small contests, but also some big ones.

Here's a little sampling of how I did it:
1) Don't go out there and search out the contests for yourself. There are places you can go that have 1000's of contests listed for FREE in one big database.

2) There is special software that is also FREE that you can download that will cut your entering time by over half. You will be able to enter tons more sweepstakes and be on your way to winning!
3) There are good, better and best sweepstakes to enter, and ones just to steer clear of.

You will also hear some true confessions about what happened to me while I was striving to be a winner. I want to help you avoid the same fate.

You can be a multiple sweepstakes winner, and I want to help you be a successful. At the end of the day, if you follow my little tips and tricks, you will find yourself on a winning path in no time at all and your e-mail inbox flooded with subject lines of:
"You are a Winner!"

Permanent Damage
Permanent Damage - Michael Montoure
Genre - Horror
Rating - PG13
4.5 (11 reviews)
Free until 31 January 2013
You were warned.
You’ve seen the harm inflicted in Michael Montoure’s SLICES, and you saw the countdown begin in COUNTING FROM TEN. But you’re still not safe. There’s more you need to learn before the damage sets in.

Uncover the secret a dead woman’s children will have to deal with in “Upstairs, Locked.” Don’t place your trust in the neighbor who lives in the “Safe House,” the man who lives upstairs in “The Leak,” or in the lovers you meet in “The Devil You Know.”

Bring back the dead in “The Lessons Learned and the Damage Done” — but be careful who’s watching. Build the walls that keep the monsters out in “Melt the Bullet, Blunt the Knife” — but don’t get trapped inside.

Avoid the obsessions that make people become “Heroes and Villains.” Free yourself from the past that haunts you in “New Year, Old Ghosts,” the past that keeps leading you back to “The Old Apartment.” And if you know how it all ends, find someone who will be with you until very last moment, until “A Sudden Loss of Cabin Pressure.”

Ten more unsettling stories to be read in the dark. Read them tonight.
Before the damage becomes permanent …

Beginning Meditation For Busy People: How To Get More Done, Feel Less Stressed, & Be Happier
Beginning Meditation - Linda & Maria Johnson
Genre - Health, Mind, Body
Rating - G
3.9 (18 reviews)
Free until 29 January 2013
Stress can make us anxious, exhausted and can even affect our health.   This beginning meditation book takes you step-by-step through meditation practices that are designed with a busy lifestyle in mind.
Use these practices to relieve stress, relax, and unwind. Start to remember that feeling of deep inner peace.   Learn the same techniques that busy CEO's and movie stars use to keep their energy and productivity high.

From quick breathing meditations that calm you down in seconds, to how to fit meditation into your busy day, this no-fluff meditation guide helps you find the peace you deserve.

A Dog Star in the Making: My Name is Truffles (Funny Rhyming Picture Story Books for Young Children)
My name is Truffles - Rosemary Breen
Genre - Children
Rating - G
4.6 (7 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013
My Name is Truffles is a delightful book for children aged 2 years to 6 years. The narrator of this book is Truffles, an adorable and endearing dog. Meet Truffles and learn with him as he interacts with his new friends in this beautifully illustrated picture book for young children.

This is the first book in the series, and in it, we are introduced to our hero - the dog star in the making...Truffles.

Pick up a copy of this humorous, rhyming picture book and before you know it, you'll be laughing along with your child as they point out all the silly things Truffles does and says as he learns from his friends and teaches them things too!

Divine Fury (An Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller)
Divine Fury - Robert B. Lowe
Genre - Mystery, Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.7 (21 reviews)
Free until 30 January 2013
It's 2004 and Andrew Harper has the inside track to become California's next governor. A former college basketball star, crusading prosecutor and beloved Congressman, the candidate is also openly gay. His candidacy panics the ultraconservative political and religious establishment.

Reporter Enzo Lee is cajoled into leaving his comfortable niche covering fluffy features for the San Francisco News to cover the historic campaign. Soon he find himself embroiled in political sabotage, high-tech computer spying that turns lethal and trumped up charges of child molestation. And, a troubled war veteran armed with guns and explosives begins a violent journey from small-town Montana to the City by the Bay.

When Lee becomes a target himself he must dodge attempts on his own life while trying to expose the conspiracy and help keep the candidate alive.

Fat Vampire
Fat Vampire - Johnny B. Truant
Genre - Horror
Rating - PG13
4.7 (45 reviews)
Free until 31 January 2013
When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn't make fun of him, it's just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire. 

And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it's just Reginald's own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he's become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to "heal" to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

As Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire -- too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead -- he discovers in himself rare powers that few vampires have… and just in time too, because the Vampire Council might just want his head for being an inferior representative of their race. 

Fat Vampire is the story of an unlikely hero who, after having an imperfect eternity shoved into his grease-stained hands, must learn to turn the afterlife's lemons into tasty lemon danishes.

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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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My Soul Slippers

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Pretty All True

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Rediscovering Domesticity

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Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


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