Orangeberry FreeMe #402
Sunday, 11th August 2013
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The Silver Cross – J Winton
Genre – YA Paranormal
Rating – PG13
3.7 (3 reviews)
Free until 11 August 2013
When Lacy, a high school teenager, is given a silver cross for her 16th birthday she starts to have paranormal experiences. The silver cross is haunted by the ghost of her Great Grandfather who is trying to help her uncover the mystery of her family's past, and the secrets buried there. What she discovers will shock the nation. But not everyone is happy to have their evil deeds exposed. Can the silver cross save her from becoming the victim of her own horror story? And will her high school friends believe her?
The Adventures of Blue – Ronnie James
Genre – Children
Rating – G
4.8 (5 reviews)
Free until 12 August 2013
Once upon a time in Wibbleton there lived a lovely happy dog called Blue, he lived very happily with his family in a pretty country cottage. He was such a good dog he was allowed to go out on Walks all by himself.
Every day the gate was opened and off Blue went on another adventure. Across the field he'd run, through the long grass until he reached the big wooden gate that led to the land of adventures...
Everyday a new and exciting thing was about to happen...
This is the second one in the Adventures of Blue children's book series. Blue goes on his usual walk across the fields on a very hot summer's day.
On the other side of the field is a wide river he takes a dip in. All of a sudden he sees a farm with lots of different animals.
All he has to do is get across the river, but how?
Blue meets a lamb, a wild boar and a donkey and narrowly escapes the slightly unhinged farm dog, all with the aid of his magic collar.
Magic, friendship and fun are all in this happy adventure.
Hero of her Heart – Lindsey Brookes
Genre – Romance
Rating – R
4.0 (20 reviews)
Free until 15 August 2013
From the moment Bethany Warner was born, Sheriff Tanner Montgomery was on the run. And he was only four at the time. Their mothers’ matchmaking efforts finally ended when Bethany’s family moved away. Now, ten years later, she’s coming back to Ruby Creek and his mother is up to her old tricks again.
Tanner is happy with his life just the way it is. No emotional entanglements. No wife or child to worry about leaving behind if something should happen to him in the line of duty. Then Bethany returns, all grown up and sexier than sin. Now he’s on the run for a whole new reason.
Growing up, Bethany idolized Tanner. He was the HERO OF HER HEART. But to him she’d been nothing more than a tag-a-long little kid. Too tall, too thin, with unruly curls and teeth she could whistle through.
That was then. Now she’s coming back to Ruby Creek, a successful, confident businesswoman, and no longer the ugly duckling she had once been. Can Bethany convince Tanner to give love a chance? And if she does, will it be everything she had always dreamt it would be?
Cult of Mirrors – Chomi Prag
Genre – Thriller
Rating – R
5 (3 reviews)
Free until 11 August 2013
CHERYL PRAETUM is a young attorney who lands the case of a lifetime when DANIEL BLOOM retains her services to file a standard consumer bankruptcy case. Cheryl discovers Daniel signed a loan document borrowing $3,000 from a large private university to attend their school. Upon further investigation Cheryl realizes the university never gave Daniel the $3,000 he borrowed. Cheryl divulges this fact to Daniel and he decides to file suit against the school in bankruptcy court to discharge the so called student loan.
The university is extremely threatened by the suit because if Daniel wins he would open the door to a retroactive and present day class action and the school would lose millions of dollars. But deals made behind closed doors between the large political organization and the judge prevents Daniel from obtaining fair treatment in court. Cheryl and Daniel are ridiculed by the bankruptcy judge and lose thereby causing Daniel to file an appeal to the federal district court, where things don’t fare any better. The district court judge assigned to Daniel’s case used to sit on the bankruptcy court and is good friends with the lower judge. The district judge tries his hardest to stop Cheryl from pursuing Daniel’s suit against the MIDWEST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, but when his underhanded tactics of bullying don’t work he sanctions Cheryl and Daniel to pay a fine of $82,000 to Midwest’s attorney. Cheryl and Daniel contemplate filing a further appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Cheryl is devastated by the loss and realizes Daniel can only get the amount of justice he can afford, which amounts to nothing. At this time a friend from the past, TRAVIS MANNING, re-emerges into Cheryl’s life asking for help with his deceased mother’s estate. Travis introduces Cheryl to a new and legal designer drug called bath salts. Soon Cheryl becomes dependent upon the bath salts and Travis’ emotional support to deal with the aftermath of the district court’s decision.
Soon Cheryl begins to see strange images and apparitions of demons and spirits around her while in Travis’ presence. A clandestine group of people go to Travis’ house when Cheryl is uninvited. Cheryl feels a negative, ominous and evil presence surrounding her. She attributes this presence to either or both the bath salts and Travis so she attempts to stop communication with Travis. In return for trying to break free a group of people start following Cheryl around. They take pictures of her in public. Her cell phone starts turning on by itself and won’t turn off. Cheryl feels a spirit watching her every move. There is an uncontrollable compulsion that pushes her back to Travis and upon her return an extremely frightening supernatural event occurs.
The police force Cheryl to be admitted to a mental hospital where she is later released. Cheryl continues to experience a high level of harassment and surveillance by a gang of unknown people that stalk her relentlessly. The police refuse to assist Cheryl against this group of people. She suspects law enforcement are also part of this group.
She reaches out to an old law school friend TIM CAREY for help. Tim comes to visit Cheryl and upon his arrival the gang stalking and surveillance stop. So does her contact with Travis. But Tim has to go back home to the east coast to take care of his ailing parents. While he is gone the stalking resumes and Cheryl comes close to suffering a nervous breakdown. She begins to live life on the run, not getting enough to eat or sleep. Her practice takes a downward turn because her income generating ability is compromised by having no confidential means to talk or meet with clients.
Cheryl and Daniel decide to pursue a further appeal with the Court of Appeals. Cheryl also finds out she is pregnant but doesn’t know who the father of her unborn child is.
Make Money in Your Jewelry Business – Thea Olsen
Genre – Advice
Rating – G
4.6 (8 reviews)
Free until 12 August 2013
Creating a special piece of jewelry to celebrate a special event or to enhance an outfit is a very rewarding feeling. Giving pleasure to other people at the same time as making the whole process pleasurable for you is a win/win situation. When you are deeply passionate about a creative pursuit such as jewelry making there's no reason why you can't turn your passion into a profitable venture.
We know you take pleasure in creating wonderfully designed jewelry that celebrates a moment or makes a high point of a special day. Indeed, it is very rewarding to see your visions come to life when you create that wonderful sculpture which will add a special touch to a celebration. If you are creating one off pieces, when meeting a client initially your whole aim will be to make the engagement as pleasurable as possible. She has come to you knowing that you are able to create her vision and she is entrusting you with bringing her ideas to life.
When you fall in love with an activity such as jewelry making - there is nothing better than being paid to do what you love. How many times have you said to yourself, "If only I could make jewelry for a living!" It's a wonderful thing to love a pastime so much that you would consider doing it as your career. If you are really keen to make a go of it - do everything in your power to keep going. Don't let any mishap, accident or difficulty get in your way.
This book is intended to be a guide to help you get started with your own jewelry making business. Inside, you will find tips on everything from establishing your rates to dealing with difficult clients. You certainly don't have to be a jewelry making expert with decades of experience but in saying that, you will have to have a certain degree of experience with your jewelry making craft to start your own business. You will need to have a vision and the ability and willingness to put some hard work into making your jewlery making business a success. You will also learn more techniques and jewelry styles as you progress and become more proficient and experienced. You will also find the resources section helpful and joining in the forums at various sites will be invaluable.
In the beginning there will probably be various challenges but perseverance is the answer. Building up a business from scratch takes time but with the right attitude you will succeed. Marketing is going to be the one thing that will set you apart from your competition. Just keep letting people out there know you are there and available. Don't become discouraged if things aren't rolling along within a few months. It may take 6-12 months before you have a list of loyal clients who are also recommending you to other people.