Friday, 25 January 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #214


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Friday, 25 January 2013

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Time's Twisted Arrow - Rysa Walker
Genre - SciFi
4.8 (29 reviews)
Free until 25 January 2013

Kirkus Reviews, January 2013
"A young girl aims to change her fate and the lives of everyone around her in Walker's time-bending debut novel.

Like most teenage girls, Kate Pierce-Keller is struggling with a lot of changes in her life. Her parents are divorced, she's trying to fit into a new school, and her grandmother has suddenly popped back into her life. As if things aren't confusing enough, Kate finds herself strangely attracted to the glowing medallion her grandmother flashes in front of her. That blue light turns out to be the start of a grand adventure that takes Kate across multiple lives and eras as she tries to piece together how an ancient wrong changed her fate. Kate's estranged grandmother, it's revealed, is a time traveler, and Kate possesses the same power. A wrong jump put her grandmother in the path of a killer, creating a timeline in which Kate and her whole family never existed. 

Readers are swept along with Kate as she struggles to understand the past, future and present. Conversations effortlessly flow, even though a few characters can be long-winded, and descriptions strike a satisfying balance: rich with evocative imagery but not overburdened by details. Well-depicted young Kate is full of questions, assumptions and emotions. Her family may be flawed, yet she's committed to setting the past right to ensure their future. The plot moves along rapidly, taking Kate into situations that are both fantastic and believable. Walker indicates that this is only the first book in a series; teens interested in fantasy, sci-fi or good old-fashioned romance will be eager to find out what happens next to Kate as she travels through her first love, adolescence and time.

Sharp writing, a flair for dialogue and a big, twisting imagination." 

******

The Twelfth Child
The Twelfth Child - Bette Lee Crosby
Genre - Literary Fiction
Rating - G
4.6 (44 reviews)
Free until 25 January 2013
Trust, love and friendship--Abigail Anne Lannigan searched for these things all her life. Now, when she is at the tail end of her years, she teams up with a free-spirited young woman. A nobody from nowhere, who suddenly moves in across the street. Their unusual friendship comes under suspicion when a million dollars goes missing and a distant relative, claims embezzlement. Abigail knows the truth of what happened but, unfortunately, she'll never get the chance to tell.

Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes" the May-December friendship of these two unforgetable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart.

The Twelfth Child, a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness, explores the splintered relationships of a Shenandoah Valley family and their willful daughter's struggle to survive America's Great Depression and overcome the past.

Beasts of the Walking City (Walking Cities Series)
Beast of the Walking City - Del Law
Genre - Science Fiction
Rating - PG13
4.3 (26 reviews)
Free until 26 January 2013
Worlds collide in this roller-coaster ride of a novel that will appeal to fans of Naomi Novak, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R.R. Martin!

Blackwell is a haunted, bourbon-loving Beast on a one-way trip to steal from one of his world's biggest gangster families--a family you just don't want to cross. But the theft is just the beginning, and Blackwell isn't prepared for everything that comes next.

First, he's hunted by a cult who wants to wipe his race out for good. Then, he's a pawn stuck between powerful gangster families at each other's throats. Who can he trust--the guy he works for? That'd be Al Capone--not the nicest of employers. The beautiful and seductive double-agent named Mircada who will steal his heart? A huge fire-belching family kingpin named Nadrune who wants him for her pet?

The mysterious woman Kjat, who loves him--and who's filling up with crazy demons from another world? The crazed general who's after him for revenge? (Not him; that's pretty clear.)
Then there's the mystery of a legendary flower that once belonged to his race, a flower that might change the world--if only he can find it.

The Days of Peleg
The Days of Peleg - Jon Sabol
Genre - Science Fiction
Rating - PG13
4.3 (26 reviews)
Free until 26 January 2013
It is now one hundred years since the Great Awakening, and the human race is finally colonizing the world with new settlements and centers of commerce.

Reu-Nathor, High Minister of the Citadel, announces an expedition to explore their new world, and Peleg is commissioned as Chief Cartographer aboard the Urbat.

Peleg's core beliefs are challenged and his sense of reality is undermined by the new cultures and tremendous tragedies he encounters during his twelve-year voyage. But he has also been given a secret mission to discover the answer to the one question that no one dares to ask aloud:
Why is the human race dying?

What he discovers forces Peleg to re-evaluate all he has ever known—and also provides him with staggering revelations that will determine the eternal destiny of the entire human race!

The Accidental Anarchist
The Accidental Anarchist - Bryna Kranzler
Genre - Historical Biography
Rating- PG13
4.8 (76 reviews)
Free until 24 January 2013
By the time he was twenty-five years old, Jacob Marateck had been a Jewish officer in the notoriously anti-Semitic Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War, a revolutionary who sought to overthrow the Czar, and sentenced to death three times. After avoiding the firing squad for the final, unlikely time, he escaped from a Siberian forced labor camp with Warsaw's colorful "King of Thieves."

Together, the two struggled to survive and obtain false papers to travel home while avoiding the Secret Police. Told from Marateck's uniquely humorous perspective, The Accidental Anarchist is the remarkable, true story of an ordinary man made extraordinary by participating in the history-making events of the 1900s in Russia and Poland. Throughout all the hardships he endured, he never lost his optimism, which was key to his survival.

Why? Because I Love You! (A Little Pup Book)
Why? Because I Love You! - Mary Lee
Genre - Children’s
Rating - G
4.5 (11 reviews)
Free until 25 January 2013
"Why? Because I Love You!" is a beautifully illustrated book about the ways these cuddly characters, Little Pup and Grey Bear, show their love. It's a wonderful story to read to the little ones you love.

50 Keys To Better Photography! (On Target Photo Training)
50 Keys to Better Photography - Dan Eitreim
Genre - Photography
Rating - G
4.7 (42 reviews)
Free until 28 January 2013
This one is huge! Over 160 pages of easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to DO tips that will make you a better photographer!

If you are tired of being the runner-up in all the local photography contests and want to start hearing "Ooohs" and "Aaahs" when people look at your photos, this one is for YOU!

Kiss and Tell
Kiss and Tell - TJ Cooke
Genre - Crime, Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.6 (11 reviews UK)
Free until 25 January 2013
It introduces us to Jill Shadow, a criminal lawyer who has overcome a traumatic past. Forget every lawyer stereotype you've ever come across, because Jill certainly breaks the mould...

As an 18-year-old she fell pregnant to her boyfriend at the time, the mischievous Jimmy Briscoe, who, unbeknown to her, was into large-scale drug dealing. When Jimmy received a lengthy jail term, Jill was left with five month old baby Hannah to look after.

Eventually recovering from the shock, this single mother from a rough London estate buried herself in her work. Balancing professional learning with parental care, Jill worked her way up the ladder, from secretary, to legal executive to fully qualified lawyer.

Having ostracised Jimmy from her life, Jill eventually told Hannah an entirely different story about her father's background, whilst also keeping her past hidden from bosses and professional colleagues.
We now join Jill twelve years later...


The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back
The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back - Sariah Wilson
Genre - YA, Romance
Rating - PG
4.6 (31 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.

But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old?

Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston.

Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake.
Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school.

And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her.

Red Handed (A Steampunk Detective story) (Judicar's Oath)
Red-Handed - Irrational Worlds
Genre - Crime, Fantasy, Steampunk
Rating - PG13
4.0 (13 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
It is night in the steampunk city of Teredon, and it is raining. In the shadows, a lone man stands, watching a mystery unfold across the street. He has been guided here by strange visions- visions that seem to senselessly whisper of horror. Visions asking for justice.

Those visions guides him down a narrow path. Here, surreal, dreamy images lead to the Scarlet Cellar- a haven of criminals that seem untouchable by the hand of the police. Soon, the mystery takes a sharp turn. There is a missing girl- and her angry, powerful brother. Each is another step down a twisted road that leads to forbidden alchemies and experiments in horror, hidden in plain sight. 

In a city powered by steampunk technology, he is the only one who can understand the true horror of what is happening. He is Thom, the Judicar. In two days, his visions will be gone.

Dissolute Kinship: A 9/11 Road Trip
Dissolute Kinship: A 9/11 Road Trip - David Antrobus
Genre - Non Fiction, Memoir
Rating - PG
4.7 (27 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
This is what can happen when a personal story of trauma meets the collective horror of an apocalyptic, true-life event: in this case, 9/11. No doubt many people who intended visiting NYC at that time must have circled September 11, 2001 on their calendars (it's just a random date, after all), but how many of them had a) been diagnosed with PTSD that same year, b) planned to drive from the Pacific Coast of Canada all the way across the continent, and c) were willing to do it alone? 

This fairly brief (approximately 6,000 words) account of one man's solo journey is exquisitely personal yet undeniably universal in its haunting first-hand observations of the monumental changes wrought by the terrorist attacks. An acute loneliness is transformed into something which, if not outright beautiful, can surely pass as inspirational.

Texas Roads (A Miller's Creek Novel)
Texas Roads - Cathy Bryant
Genre - Christian Romance
Rating - PG
4.5 (88 reviews)
Free until 26 January 2013
City gal Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With quirky residents, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek Texas seems like the perfect place to start over . . . except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a secret and the home for which she’s always longed. Then a devastating discovery propels her down a road she never expected to travel.

Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When vandals jeopardize the renovation, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange behavior has become fodder for local gossips. Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher cause, and in the process help Dani recognize the true meaning of home?

Recovery (Nicci Beauvoir Series)
Recovery - Alexandrea Weis
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Rating - R
4.4 (25 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
Recovery by Alexandrea Weis is the second novel in the wildly sexy series featuring the enigmatic Nicci Beauvoir. A thrilling read, this character-driven book boasts a whodunit mystery, sultry seductions, and an unforgettable cliffhanging twist. Once a darling of New Orleans society, Nicci pens a novel about her departed love, the artist David Alexander. While promoting her book in the Big Apple, she’s approached by David’s former boss, Simon La Roy, who has a theory about David’s death that devastates Nicci. 

She learns David’s murder may be linked to someone from her past. Enter Dallas August, an elite member of Simon’s organization of corporate spies prized for his ruthless ability to get the job done. Playing the part of Nicci’s lover, Dallas returns to Katrina-ravaged New Orleans with her to flush out the killer. But everything is not what is seems in the Big Easy, and soon the couple finds themselves trapped in a psychotic’s twisted game of revenge. As the danger grows, Nicci’s relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. 

On the run for their lives, Dallas and Nicci must confront their tormentor before it is too late. It’s a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything, but it is her only chance for finally revealing the identity of the murderer. Just as the truth behind David’s death is discovered, another more compelling mystery is unearthed. It’s an unexpected turn of events that rocks Nicci’s world.

THE EDGE OF TRUST (TEAM EDGE)
The Edge of Trust - KT Bryan
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Rating - PG13
4.7 (210 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
When EDGE operative Dillon Caldwell was given a mission to infiltrate the Sanchez Drug Cartel and bring down its head, Rafael Sanchez, Dillon figured it would be a long, grueling year that he might not survive. He had no idea it would be three horrific, gut-churning years, or that the price paid for his efforts would be a nightmare worse than abject failure.

Then, after his cover was blown, he watched in horror as his wife was slain in front of him. His parents were next. And his sister, who died, broken and burning, in his arms.

Dillon, wracked by loss and guilt, is nearly rabid in his hunt for Sanchez, intent on ending his reign of terror. What he finds along the way, though, will change everything Dillon thought he knew to be true. Washed up on a nearby beach, badly beaten and suffering from exposure, is the woman he thought dead for the past twelve months. His wife Sara is alive.

Dillon's stunned relief and joy are short-lived, however, shredded by the razor-sharp fangs of betrayal and kept secrets, scorched by the obvious disdain from a woman who may as well be a stranger. And if that's not enough, not only is Sanchez is still out there, but Dillon can't even trust the people he works for. Not when they kept the truth about his wife from him, not when someone on the inside burned his cover.

He's got a sadistic, murderous drug kingpin after him and someone from his own country betraying him. He's got a wife who is alive, but looks at him with loathing. And he's got the knowledge that, despite all best efforts, he has failed every single person he loved. Struggling with that burden is bad enough, but Dillon's plate isn't yet full. The stakes that he's played with for three years are raised higher still when he finds out that Sanchez has something of his, something Dillon didn't even know existed. And it's a game-changer in every way.

Out of Time - 2 Strange Tales
Out of Time - Milo James Fowler
Genre - Science Fiction
Rating - PG
4.5 (13 reviews)
Free until 29 January 2013
Out of Time collects two "un-timely" tales. In the first, "One More Tuesday," Josef finds himself trapped with only one way out -- and a life or death decision once he discovers how to free himself. In "Leap Day," Joan experiences a time distortion in her own apartment, and she must weave her knowledge of the past and future in order to survive the present.

For My Brother (Det. Jason Strong Novellas #3)
For My Brother - John C. Dalglish
Genre - Crime Suspense
Rating - PG
4.3 (15 reviews)
Free until 27 January 2013
Billy Jarvis suffers an untimely death, leaving his little brother Donnie, alone with his mother. Donnie thinks his dead brother has told him how to make things right and Detective Strong is pushed to figure out why people are disappearing.


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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 -
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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
Amazon Kindle -

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