Thursday, 28 February 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #249


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Thursday, 28 February 2013
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Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out - Pandora Poikilos
Genre – Women’s Fiction
Rating – PG
4.1 (44 reviews)
Free until 03 March 2013
Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of adoring friends. Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, “You are sick.”
Being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. Now dumped, her four year relationship is nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster.
Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.
(20% of royalties will be donated to the National Organisation of Rare Disorders)

Honour and Glory - Nathaniel Burns
Genre - Historical Fiction
Rating - G
5 (1 reviews)
Free until 03 March 2013
Europe, in the year of the Lord 772
Like a bloody storm, Charlemagne’s armies ravage early medieval Europe, leaving devastation and misery in their wake. They have subdued the kingdom of the Langobards, defeated the duchy of Bavaria; they threaten the Moors in the west and, in the south, the pope in Rome.
Yet Charlemagne has even more ambitious plans: he covets the Saxon territories in the north. The Saxons put up an unexpectedly fierce resistance. When Charlemagne’s troops destroy the Irminsul shrine, the Saxon holy of holies, there ensues a struggle to the death. Led by the legendary Duke Widukind, for decades the Saxons fight savagely for their beliefs and their independence. And they will have their revenge...
Honour and Glory will transport the reader right into this legend-shrouded part of the Early Middle Ages. With his story, Rory Liam Elliott has woven a a rich, dark tapestry of one the pivotal periods in medieval European history. His historically accurate descriptions rich in authentic detail bring this remote, mysterious world to life again before your very eyes.
Go ahead, stoke the fire in the hearth, draw your armchair closer and dive into this wonderful historical novel full of the love, the intrigue, the warriors and the battles of a bygone Europe…
Done With Being Fat - T.C. Hale
Genre - Self Help
Rating - PG13
5 (3 reviews)
Free until 01 March 2013
DONE WITH BEING FAT is brought to you by touring comedian turned natural
health expert, T.C. Hale (aka Tony Hale). Not only will Tony have you
laughing out loud while he reveals the secrets behind weight loss and
how the human body functions, you will also learn how to look at your
own body chemistry to understand the underlying cause of YOUR weight
issues. Since the reasons for weight gain vary from person to person,
once you understand what is going on with your chemistry, this book will
help you understand what foods, supplements, or lifestyle changes could
eliminate your need to continue buying bigger pants.
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Don’t Throw it ~ Get To Know It - J. Wiltz Cutrer Jr.
Genre - Non Fiction
Rating - G
4.6 (25 reviews)
Free until 28 February 2013
In this digitally dependent world, we are surrounded by buzzwords and acronyms. In "Don't Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT" you will learn to tear down the walls and make sense out of it all and understand the answers to some of your most common questions:
    * How Can I Protect My Computer? Unfortunately, malicious software is a reality today. Learn what all those terms mean and how you can protect yourself.
    * Why Is My Computer So Slow? This is the most common complaint heard when dealing with technology. Learn how to address this yourself simply and safely.
    * How Can I Surf The Web Safely? It is hard to imagine life before the Internet. Learn how to do so safely and securely for you and your family.
    * What Do All These Terms Mean? Ever notice how the local computer nerd speaks a language all their own? Read on to remove the mystery of these terms with simple, easy to understand descriptions.
    * How Do I Set Up Wireless At Home? Wireless networking has become as common as the cold. Learn the proper way to configure and secure your wireless network.
"Don't Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT" is designed to teach the "normal" user how to use their computers safely and securely, Using analogies and light humor the author will guide you through the common issues faced daily when dealing with that silicon monster on the desk before them.
By pointing out the many free utilities and services out there, you can gain control over your technology in ways many only thought available to large corporations or those speaking "advanced nerd". Using your computer safely and securely should not have to cost you the proverbial arm and leg. For example, did you know you could have superb antivirus control without paying a cent? How about Internet monitoring to keep malicious sites from displaying on you or your children's computers or tablets? Even that can be yours free.
While designed with the computer novice in mind, even the computer geeks in the audience can learn from the items presented. While the material is geared toward the Windows user, Apple fans will find the information extremely valuable, as the principles and practices discussed affect all users of all operating systems.
Technology should be a tool and not a task.
...all presented in a way even the authors Mother-In-Law can understand!
Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits - Janet Tavakoli
Genre - Thriller
Rating - R
4.3 (35 reviews)
Free until 2 March 2013
WHEN CONTROL OF THE VATICAN IS AT STAKE—MONEY TALKS, AND NOBODY PLAYS FAIR.

Italian intelligence specialist Michael Visconte is shocked by the brutal murder of a Jesuit priest, who turns out to be a hedge fund manager for the Vatican. The victim, Father Matteo Pintozzi, achieved an unblemished record of extraordinary returns.
The next day, Michael is visited by two Jesuits who ask him to investigate the murder, and Michael soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle for power and control over the finances of the Vatican. Unfortunately, his lucky break—one that should provide critical evidence—blurs the line between good and evil and not only endangers the lives of Michael and the Jesuits, but also imperils the lives of his wife and children.
Superstition, Pirates, Ghost and Folklore - Malcolm Henderson
Genre - Travel, History
Rating - G
4.8 (22 reviews)
Free until 01 March 2013
Superstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama is a collection of legends and stories as told by the local inhabitants of the archipelago. The tradition of 'story telling' has been recorded so that these folktales and folklore stories are never lost. Tales of pirate treasures, ghost sightings and the myriad of superstitions gathered from various tribes and indigenous folk are both telling and entertaining.
So...
When the sun's rays no longer touch the jungle canopy, the ground below is plunged into darkness. The howler monkeys on cue cease their calling and all await in fear the visit of the Tulieveja and the spirits of long dead pirates and their victims. It is a time when those who experience such spirits are home with the doors and windows closed.
Here's a bit of what you'll see inside:-
* Bocas Superstitions about the dead, snakes, fishing, pirate treasure warnings and many more.
* Pirates in the Archipelago
* Tuliviejas (The Wailing Women)
* The Darklands
* Accounts of Experiences with Spirits from many Bocas del Toro Locals
* A Consequence of Disobeying the Instructions Given in a Dream
* A Bocas Shaman – The Snake Man
* and so much more...
Some of the local superstitions include:-
Peel an orange without a break and hand the peel on one side of the main window and then do the same again and place the second peel on the other side of the window. No evil spirit can pass between the two peels.
When you return to your house in the dark, stand before your door, turn about three times and enter backside first. That way no evil spirit can follow you inside.
If you sleep along in your bed, put a pillow in the empty space beside you or a ghost will climb into bed with you.
These great stories are a wonderful way to understand the culture and the traditions of this eclectic archipelago of islands and its colorful population. Put your feet up and enjoy Superstition, pirates, ghosts and folklore of Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Vile Blood - Roger Smith
Genre - Horror
Rating - R
4.6 (16 reviews)
Free until 28 February 2013
THREE DESPERATE PEOPLE FLUNG TOGETHER IN A FLESH FRENZY OF BLOOD-DRENCHED HORROR
Terror has left Skye Martindale muted and stunted for most of her seventeen years. Terrified of the dark Other that lives within her. The Other that must be suppressed and controlled. At all costs. Then one night an act of random violence unleashes a savagery so ferocious that she is forced to face who--and what--she really is.
Fear and grief have ravaged Deputy Sheriff Gene Martindale, leaving him cold and remote, haunted by the lies he has told the world--and himself--about his foundling sister. But now the lying is over and he has to protect his young son from Skye. Even if that means killing her.
For five long years Junior Cotton--the twisted sadist who slaughtered Gene's wife and unborn child--has been a caged animal. Now he's broken loose and he's coming after Gene and his sister. To take revenge and to reveal the truth about Skye. A truth that will damn her for eternity.
Chasing Amanda - Melissa Foster
Genre - Mystery, Suspense
Rating - PG13
3.6 (299 reviews)
Free until 02 March 2013
An emotional read that tests the strength of one's own ability to deal with a parent's worst nightmare.
Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl's abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl's body was found, and Molly's life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland. 
Molly's life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly's home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she'd fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents--and the land itself--hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.
Dancing in the Arms of God - Connie Neal
Genre - Women’s Fiction
Rating - PG13
4.8 (32 reviews)
Free until 4 March 2013
Do you long for your own Cinderella story? Who doesn't long to rise from her humble past, discover the best in herself, and be appreciated by a true, lasting love. Yet, her own efforts to fill the yearning often end in tatters. And no man can rescue her. In Dancing in the Arms of God, the Cinderella fairy tale provides a powerful allegory for women's deepest hopes and dreams and the God who longs to fill them. It's a message proved true in the life of author Connie Neal. For all of us who have wrestled with disillusionment, abandonment, our own limitations, and the lies that whisper we're not beautiful, Connie's true-life insights reveal what it means to dance with God . . . following his lead until every promise he's ever made proves true.
Cold Open - Greg Clarkin
Genre - Mystery
Rating - PG
4.3 (54 reviews)
Free until 01 March 2013
When the nation’s number one cable news anchor, turns up floating in the East River, the cops label it a suicide. But his gorgeous widow is convinced he was killed and carries a secret that proves it.
Now she has Sam North believing it. The story-hungry TV reporter starts nosing around and discovers what Jack Steele found out the hard way...asking questions can get you disturbing answers, maybe even killed.
The Mind-Made Prison - Mateo Tabatabai
Genre - Self Help
Rating - PG
4.9 (44 reviews)
Free until 01 March 2013
A Self Help and Self Esteem Guide that actually works
  • Is your mind causing you pain and suffering?
  • Do you feel like it is a constant struggle to work towards your goals?
  • Are there thoughts and patterns holding you back that you just can't seem to identify?
  • Do you avoid going for your dreams because of reasons that you know make no "logical sense"?
This book is Designed for anyone who wants to take the quality of their life to the next level...
  • You will get a detailed understanding of how your psyche and beliefs function.
  • You will learn 2 highly effective methods for identifying limiting beliefs and emotions that are currently stopping you.
  • You will learn how to permanently delete and eliminate your current limiting beliefs.
  • You will learn a very powerful method for installing new and empowering beliefs into your psyche.
How much would the quality of your life improve if you could learn to let go of everything that is holding you back?

The Mind-Made prison is a must-read for anyone interested in the areas of self development and self esteem. By using the author's proven techniques of personal transformation, you can literally learn to design your life in any way you want.
This book will save you from going through life without ever truly tapping into your full potential...

The Mind-Made prison is one that we are all caught in, either knowingly or unknowingly, and this comprehensive guide explains how you can finally escape the iron grip of this prison.
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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 -
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
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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)
Amazon Kindle -

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 -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom

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Dealightfully Frugal

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

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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

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

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Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

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