Friday, 29 March 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #275

Orangeberry FreeMe #275
Orangeberry FreeMe
Friday, 29 March 2013
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Who Gives Up Adorable Little Girls Anyway? - Janet Louise Stephenson
Genre - Adoption
Rating - PG
4.7 (25 reviews)
Free until 29 March 2013
Passed around from family to family before an interstate adoption brought them to Idaho from Oregon, two young girls spend most of their lives wondering why their parents didn't keep them.
Every effort to find information about their past is shut down - by their adoptive family, the adoption agency, and the judicial system. Will they ever find answers to the questions that have haunted them for nearly 30 years?
  • Why was Janet born on the side of a highway in the middle of the night?
  • Who left these girls with the neighbors and didn't come back?
  • What do the girls remember from before their adoption?
  • Why did each family pass them on to another family instead of giving them a permanent home?
  • Is someone out there missing them?
  • Is there a conspiracy to keep them from knowing the truth?
  • What does a 'forever family' mean anyway?
Learn the answers to these questions as you catch a glimpse of the psychological and emotional nightmare that surrounds the search for biological parents.
After decades of fruitless searches for their biological parents, something miraculous happens to open up the door for a reunion to take place. With a name and contact information, would the girls have the courage to reach out to a man who gave them away almost 30 years ago?
Take a ride on an emotional roller coaster with these two sisters as they defy their adoptive family's wishes to search out their birth parents.
The Twelve Stones - R.J. Johnson
Genre - Action, Adventure
Rating - PG
4.3 (48 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
Twenty two years ago, Alex McCray found the first of the Twelve Stones, a set of powerful artifacts left for Humanity to find and use to save Earth from certain destruction.
Returning to his hometown of Onyx, California, Alex reunites with his father who returns the stone Alex found so many years ago. Their reunion is cut short however after Alex's father is murdered by billionaire industrialist Rupert Kline, a madman who will stop at nothing to collect all twelve stones for himself.
Driven by revenge, Alex McCray vows to bring his father's killer to justice and keep the remaining Twelve Stones out of Kline's hands.
A thrilling tale that mixes romance, cutting edge science, and oh yeah, the fate of human civilization.
Saving Jackie K - L.D.C. Fitzgerald
Genre - Thriller
Rating - PG
4.1 (36 reviews)
Free until 1 April 2013
The First Lady in Danger?
Jump into the past to save her!
Enter an upside-down world where Soviet henchmen botched their mission to eliminate John F. Kennedy fifty years ago, slaying his wife Jackie instead. The unthinkable crime incites Americans and triggers an unending war with Russia.
In present day, as the two superpowers teeter on the brink of mutual destruction, a team of outlaws discovers a way to jump through time. The wisecracking felons decide to take matters into their own hands by traveling back to 1963 to save Jackie K. To fix the future, they must right the wrongs of the past.
But, their mission may go awry . . .
Hard Core Marketing - Scott Hoffman
Genre - Business
Rating - PG
5 (2 reviews)
Free until 31 March 2013
If your small business is struggling or you are simply tired of mediocre results in your marketing and advertising, it's time to get Hard Core!!! With this simple small business marketing guide, you can cut through the noise and build the business you WANT!!!
Cookie Cutter Man - Elias Anderson
Genre - Thriller
Rating - R
5 (2 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
You can take as much of a drug as you want, but eventually the drugs will take you.
For Daniel Rimms the score is about even. After a fit of cocaine-induced paranoia Daniel decides to get clean, only to slowly descend into a rabbit-hole of misery where he believes the government spies on American citizens through cameras in their televisions and cybernetic surveillance-pigeons.
Even as he is stalked by cloned government agents, Daniel is recruited by a small group of revolutionaries, intent on dragging the truth of these transgressions into the light.
As he slips deeper into the cause, Daniel’s girlfriend becomes increasingly concerned with his erratic behavior, the gaps in his memory, and the sporadic hallucinations from which he suffers.
Afraid of losing the only person he’s ever loved, Daniel struggles to determine if he's in the middle of a vast government conspiracy...or if it's all happening within his slowly crumbling mind.
Beyond The Mask - Laszlo & Hunter
Genre - Romance, Erotica
Rating - X
4.2 (5 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
They say opposites attract, and that was certainly the case for Derek and Jade.
Derek has always been a loner, awkward and uncomfortable in a crowd.  Both dark and intense, he is imposing to say the least.  Just the way he likes it. 
Jade, on the other hand, is a social butterfly that thrives in public places.  Her soul comes alive with the night scene, where sweat mingles with music and lust fuels desire.
Somehow, against all odds, they managed to find one another in a world where nothing is
what it seems.  Separated by unforeseen circumstance, is their love powerful enough to bring them together again?
Simon Says - David Wineman
Genre - Thriller
Rating - PG13
*New Release*
Free until 30 March 2013
The secretary to a leading Criminal Defense Barrister is found brutally murdered and her body dumped.
For Detective Inspector Jonny Jackson and his team, this is an apparently motiveless crime. The absence of tangible clues to the identity of the perpetrator as well as any credible suspects causes considerable concern to Jonny who fears for his future on the Force.
Simon is the cause and the motivator behind this crime. He does not commit the crime personally, preferring to manipulate another. He cares nothing for those who are hurt in the process. For Simon this is just a game.
A second murder throws the investigation into chaos and Simon's game continues to escalate as again and again evidence conflicts.
Jonny and his team struggle to identify the man responsible, but perhaps you can see what they have missed.
Strange & Terrible Times - R. Paul Tharp
Genre - Humor
Rating - PG13
*New Release*
Free until 30 March 2013
Imagine the world portrayed through a severely unvarnished tale of drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, mobsters, motorcycle gangs, and a whole host of other curious beings. It is an honest portrayal of the fringe southerner, at his best and his worst, and is a sober tasting of the counter cultures that dwell on these gritty fringes. The types of people, which skid along this uneasy gamut, range from the kindest of the most honest and meek, on to the most depraved and callused among them. It is humorous, and even ludicrous, at times and tragic at others, but it is what it is, and I post no apologies for any of it.
This modest of works is the paltriest literary testing of Tennessee William’s boasts that “Nothing human disgusts”, all the while being a celebration of Walt Whitman’s fanciful claims of “Being large enough to contain multitudes”. Do you contain multitudes, dear hearts? Climb in, sit down, hold on and shut up!!!
The Alberta Connection - R. Clint Peters
Genre - Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.5 (13 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
As a child, all Ryce Dalton wanted to be was an Army Ranger.
Conquering his dream, it was only 16 years later that he was forced into early retirement due to an injury.
Sworn to defend his country, putting his combat and intelligence skills back to work, he has joined the Joint Border Task Force.
Four laptops have been stolen from the Pentagon, containing critical data that could put us all in danger. Can Ryce keep those secrets from reaching the enemies of America?
Sunshine in Darkness - Beth Winokur
Genre - Horror
Rating - PG13
5 (11 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
A dark, demon-like creature has possessed Sunshine’s body since the day she was born. For seventeen years she has watched from the outside as the Intruder has slowly wrecked her life.
Risking it all, in an attempt to reclaim her body, Sunshine is sent to a mental institution where Intruders abound. In a constant struggle to learn who she is, Sunshine must take charge of her life while battling the Intruders.
Can she do it and maintain her sanity?
The Dark Rider - Andrew Critchell
Genre - Epic Fantasy
Rating - PG13
*New Release*
Free until 30 March 2013
A Key that was lost has been found... Dark powers long forgotten are reawakening...
Wishing to escape a reality where she hates her job, her relationships are failing, and trouble and stress choke the fun out of everything, 23 year old Nicola Cook thinks things can't get any worse. That is, until she begins to have disturbing visions. Now things have begun to spiral out of control as Nicola discovers she has fallen into the middle of a centuries old battle.
Paul's aunt just died, but before her last breath she promised him a destiny straight out of a fantasy novel. It would have been easy to overlook until he met the girl he had been dreaming of for months. She was real, a living, breathing person, and he had to have her. Then she is taken from him again and he is forced to realize the truth of his destiny. Life and death reside in his hands and it is up to him to decide who will live and die.
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Hollow Strength - Art Keller
Genre - Espionage, Thriller
Rating - PG13
4.7 (33 reviews)
Free  until 2 March 2013
WILL THERE BE WAR BETWEEN THE US AND IRAN?
June, 2014. The world is shocked as Iran's newest and most powerful destroyer, the Shaheed, explodes and sinks on its maiden voyage, killing a full cadre of VIPs, including a dozen of the most powerful clerics in Iran. The ship's executive officer, Commander Mohsen Saeed of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, ashore during the explosion, frantically works to uncover the truth behind the sinking of his ship. Unfortunately for Saeed, learning that truth puts him and his family in grave danger; he is targeted by death squads who want him to carry the secrets he has unearthed to his grave. Meanwhile, accusations of blame for the sinking of the Shaheed bring the US and Iran to the brink of war. As the net of pursuit draws ever closer, CIA officers Joe Cerrato and Cynthia Banks struggle to get Saeed and his family out of Iran before they are caught and executed in cold blood. Full of authentic detail from an author who has served as a field officer in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, Hollow Strength serves up a compelling picture of the Iran of tomorrow, and the perils of real world espionage operations.
Coralina - Anita Valle
Genre - YA
Rating - PG
4.7 (15 reviews)
Free until 31 March 2013
Coralina Corissa, known as “Coco” to her eight sisters, is the prettiest princess of a hundred kingdoms. And she knows it. Her beauty has always given her anything she wanted... and any man she wanted.
Runa Realm is facing a new threat. Strange bandits, disguised as nobles, are attacking beautiful women to steal their hair. Coralina isn’t concerned. Until Prince Luxley, her favorite (but not only) lover, gets clobbered by a peasant called Gord, who mistakenly assumed the prince was a bandit.
Outraged, Coralina plans to punish the peasant by deliberately breaking his heart. But Gord is nearly blind. For the first time ever, Coralina must rely on more than her looks to ensnare a man. But the harder she flirts, the more Gord seems to hate her. And the more her own heart (and hair) becomes endangered.
The Nine Princesses Novellas is a series that chronicles the adventures of an unconventional family of princesses, the struggles they face in a kingdom often hostile to their humble origins, and the day-to-day dramas of nine young women whose personalities often clash like swords. Fans of Gale Carson Levine and Shannon Hale would enjoy this young-adult series. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Changes - Charles Colyott
Genre - Mystery
Rating - R
4.5 (108 reviews)
Free until 31 March 2013
When a young woman is found murdered in a seedy massage parlor near his neighborhood, the police recruit Randall Lee - an American acupuncturist and Tai Chi master -- as a translator and expert in Chinese culture, to assist in the investigation. Lee discovers that the murderer is an expert in a forbidden Chinese martial art - the dark mirror to his own healing practices - and joins in the hunt for the killer to escape his own inner demons and save the woman he loves.
Whill of Agora - Michael James Ploof
Genre - Fantasy
Rating - PG13
4.0 (46 reviews)
Free until 2 March 2013
Every so often, an epic adventure emerges that makes the blood surge, the spine tingle, and the heart smile page after exhilarating page. Such is Whill of Agora, Michael James Ploof’s action-packed fantasy that visits strange new lands as it unveils how one exceptional young man named Whill makes full use of fierce wits, superior skills, and relentless will to help defend the land of Agora from the monstrous Draggard. With plenty of drama and action packed battle scenes, Whill of Agora will enthrall anyone on the quest for great adventure, good times, and an infectiously optimistic outlook on even the darkest and most dangerous of days.
It is the year 5170 in the land Agora, where humans, dwarves, and elves have existed in peace for centuries. Now, however, the human King Addakon has invaded and waged war on neighboring Isladon. The once peaceful Kingdoms of Agora are on the brink of continental war. The Dark Elf Eadon, Addakon's master, and his army of Dragon-Elf crossbreeds, the Draggard, threaten to conquer all kingdoms. The final hour has arrived.
Enter young Whill, a nineteen-year-old ranger with battle savvy and untapped abilities. Having spent years roaming Agora and training with his mentor Abram, Whill has become a bright intellectual and a master of combat. What he seeks most, however, is the identity of his birth parents. Instead, he finds a tumultuous terrain and a prophecy placing him in the center of the struggle.
Along the way, Whill encounters an equally inspired group of companions that are matched in skill and mission. These include Rhunis the Dragon Slayer, the young Tarren, the fearless Dwarf Roakore, the beguiling warrior Elf Avriel, and the powerful Zerafin. As Whill joins forces, he forges bonds far mightier than their escalating travails. With high adventure and fierce friendship, Whill of Agora will capture your imagination and grip your heart during every super-charged escapade that Agora’s bold and grinning brotherhood embraces.
What fantasy adventure would be complete without a decent map, worn at the edges of course. Whill of Agora features a complete map of Agora so that you can easily manuever through the wilds and bustling cities alike. Click the "Look inside" feature to view map.
If you enjoy a good story told well, with interesting and often times hilarious characters, you will enloy Whill of Agora. With its rich history, 'page turner' pacing, unique magic system and majestic lands, the first book in the Whill of Agora series immerses the reader in a beautiful and believable world wrought with danger, war, manipulation, and mayhem.
The Five Books of Jesus - James Goldbery
Genre - Christian Fiction
Rating - PG
4.8 (10 reviews)
Free until 1 April 2013
It starts in the desert. John the prophet lowers Jesus under the Jordan’s muddy waters and pulls him up, just as a bird swoops down to skim the river’s surface.
It spreads next to Galilee, where some welcome Jesus as a disciple of John and others grow wary of his rising influence—fishermen are leaving their nets, tax collectors their offices, and students their masters to listen to this new saint.
After abandoning his nets, Andrew ties knots in the threads of his shirt to remember Jesus’ teachings. After escaping his slum, Judas waits for Jesus to call down the legions of angels who can end a broken world.
But just as Jesus’ movement in the north is gaining strength, he turns south toward the Temple and a fate his followers will struggle to understand.
The Five Books of Jesus, James Goldberg’s lyrical novelization of Jesus’ ministry, tells the story of the gospels as Jesus' followers might have experienced it: without knowing what would happen next or how to make sense of events as they unfold.
Heart of the Selkie - Sam Asher
Genre - Paranormal
Rating - PG13
4.3 (7 reviews)
Free until 31 March 2013
Kyla McRae is young, smart and beautiful but she hides an ancient secret...
A gift passed down through the generations gives her great power and unique abilities and yet forces her to live in isolation. Cut off from society.
But when an ocean disaster puts lives in the balance she must choose whether to stay hidden and safe or risk everything for life...and love...
Captivated - S.A. Archer & S Ravynheart
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Rating - PG13
5 (6 reviews)
Free until 30 March 2013
London’s had a rough journey and made some bad choices. She’s on the Unseelie hit list and hoping that hooking up with a Seelie is the answer to all her problems. Only now that she’s beginning to get a glimpse of the bigger picture, she finds herself at ground zero of more magical trouble than she ever expected.
As Season One of The Sidhe wraps up with the fifth books, the three companion series collide. Captivated is the final book in the Touched mini-series, and sets up the action and intrigue coming in Season Two of The Sidhe! A creatively innovative serialized urban fantasy adventure.
The Contessa’s Vendetta - Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
Genre - Historical
Rating - PG13
3.8 (39 reviews)
Free until 31 March 2013
When faced with the ultimate betrayal, a murderous vendetta is one woman's only solution.
A deadly plague is raging, killing thousands in 17th century Vicenza Italy. Carlotta Mancini struggles to protect her family and servants, but despite her precautions, she is the one who falls prey to the deadly illness. Her body is tossed into a coffin and swiftly buried in the underground, dank confines of her family’s vault. But Carlotta is not dead; she is merely unconscious because of the illness. She returns home to her beloved husband, her best friend, and her darling daughter. But before she reveals herself to her loved ones, she learns of an endless series of lies, deceits, and betrayal. As she unravels the labyrinth of shocking treachery, her wrath breathes life to an overwhelming need for vengeance. Slowly, meticulously, she launches her diabolocial vendetta.
The Contessa's Vendetta is a historical fiction thriller ripe with suspense from first page to last. A tale of betrayal and revenge that will hold you spellbound until the shocking ending!
The Contessa's Vendetta is a retelling of the classic novel, Vendetta by Marie Corelli. Inspired by this epic classic novel; a new and captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists while remaining faithful to key story elements.

























































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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
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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
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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
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