Friday, 16 August 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #406


Orangeberry FreeMe
Friday, 16th August 2013
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Skeleton Women – Mingmei Yip
Genre – Women’s Fiction
Rating – PG13
4.6 (25 reviews)
Price Reduced until 20 August 2013
Once upon a time in China, the most beautiful and gifted women were known as "skeleton women"--the ultimate femme fatales who could bring a man to his knees, or to his doom…
When Camilla, a young orphan girl in Shanghai, is adopted and brought to live in luxury, it seems like a stroke of luck. But as Camilla grows to womanhood, she realizes that her "rescue" was part of gang leader Big Brother Wang's scheme. Camilla is trained in singing, dancing, knife-throwing and contortion--all to attract the attention of Wang's enemy, the ruthless Master Lung.
Forced to become Master Lung's mistress, Camilla meets two other intriguing women. Shadow is a magician and rival for Master Lung's affections, while Rainbow Chang dresses like a man and wields power through her incendiary gossip column. Both pose risks to Camilla's safety and status. But an even greater danger comes in the form of Master Lung's eldest son, Jinying, who despises his father's violent lifestyle--but loves Camilla. Only by plotting to eliminate Lung can she make her escape, but at what cost?
Mingmei Yip, author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Song of the Silk Road, has created a captivating story filled with intrigue and opulence, peopled with extraordinary characters impossible to forget.
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Manannan’s Magic – Michele McGrath
Genre – Historical Fiction
Rating – PG13
4.9 (15 reviews)
Free until 18 August 2013
Manannan McLir escapes his enemies and finds sanctuary, for a little while, on the Isle of Man. Both feared and urgently needed, he uses his skills and the strange knowledge from the East to cure wounds and sickness.
Among his patients is Renny, a young Celtic girl who falls in love with him and is witness to a terrifying experience one night. As he tells her later,
“My visions are the only true magic I possess, and this knowledge must be kept a deadly secret, otherwise my life, and perhaps yours, is in peril.”
These visions predict the future, for other forces are stirring in this Year 800. A Viking chieftain has sent his son to look for land that he can conquer and settle.This young man, Edan, hears about the Magician, as Manannan is called, and alerts his people.
When the Vikings invade, bringing with them Manannan’s bitterest enemy, a great battle takes place and Manannan must escape from the island. But he is surrounded and only cunning, not magic, can help him now.
Pretty Little Maids – Tamara Shoemaker
Genre – Christian Suspense
Rating – PG
4.7 (14 reviews)
Free until 17 August 2013
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary.... When a rash of killings breaks out in Richmond, Virginia, Rayna Johnson must confront her past and flee for her life. Survival is elusive as the killer stalks her every move. Friends are enemies and enemies are friends. Whom can she trust? Escape lies in a twisted game, where the stakes include riddles and beautiful, but deadly, dolls. One by one, the game claims its victims. Can Rayna escape a horrific death before time runs out at dawn?
From the author of Broken Crowns, an Amazon bestselling religious mystery fiction book, Tamara Shoemaker gives us another thrilling story in the Shadows in the Nursery series. Pretty Little Maids is a story about human trafficking and the sex trade in this Christian mystery and suspense thriller with just the right amount of Christian romance.
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Moon Wreck First Contact – Raymond L. Weil
Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – G
4.0 (183 reviews)
Free until 18 August 2013
This is the first of three short stories that introduces the Slaver Wars series.
Disaster has struck the first Moon landing to be attempted in years. Commander Jason Strong and his fellow lunar explorer Greg Johnson have become stranded with no way home. In desperation, they set off in their lunar rover to check out an anomaly they discovered on their descent. What they find will shake their beliefs and what they know of human history.
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Cutting Right To The Chase – Stefania Mattana
Genre – Contemporary
Rating – G
4.7 (12 reviews)
Free until 17 August 2013
Chase Williams's life seems to be filled with crimes and mysteries to solve, even if he is not working at Scotland Yard anymore. In Tursenia, a pretty, Medieval city in the heart of Italy, Chase tries to live a normal life as an import/export executive for an international cashmere firm, but it’s not as easy as it appears.
Chase's investigative eye never stops catching glimpses of crimes despite his career change. Throughout these six detective stories of 1000 words each, Chase deals with a sequence of mainly minor but baffling offences that anyone could stumble upon.
Strange flights, teenagers at the mall, quirky neighbours and a special mission with Chase’s childhood friend, Inspector Angelo Alunni, will introduce you to the Tursenian world, where other, nastier crimes can happen.
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Alien in the Delta – Thankful Strother
Genre – Humor
Rating – G
4.7 (27 reviews)
Free until 17 August 2013
You are taken on a journey that highlights the life experiences of a boy from the age of six through manhood. He grew up on the Mississippi River in the Arkansas Delta, but felt out of place in that environment. Prejudice and inequality were practiced openly, in his home town. His escape from the Delta was not realized until he went abroad. He takes you on his adventures in the rural south and throughout Europe. He shares with you a variety of emotions including fear, sadness, happiness, and amusement. Alien in the Delta is a memoir about overcoming adversity.
What is initially the story of a boy's escape from the Delta ultimately becomes the celebration of overcoming life's adversities.




          "Chicken Dinner"
An experience that stands out in my mind happened in a German restaurant. We were young men from the United States, living in Europe without a lot of exposure. Our knowledge of culture was limited because we had not seen or done many things before coming to Germany.
Bobby and I went to a German restaurant to eat dinner. We had gone there once before, and this time we brought our friend, Shorty with us. The hostess seated us and gave us the menus. While Shorty looked over the menu, Bobby and I had already decided what we wanted to order, so we placed our menus on the table. Noticing this, Shorty said that he would have whatever we were ordering.
This restaurant was very upscale. Each table had a white tablecloth on it with a beautiful flower arrangement in the center. The settings consisted of plates, silverware, glasses, and white cloth napkins. When the waitress came to take our order, we all ordered the chicken dinner, just as before when Bobby and I had eaten there. Each dinner included a large piece of chicken, baked potato, salad, bread roll, and dessert. Except for the dessert, all of the dinner items were served to us at the same time. When we finished eating our dinner, our plates were removed from the table. The waitress returned to our table carrying several small plates and bowls half filled with water with a lemon slice floating on top. She placed the small plates in front of us and set a bowl on each small plate. I asked Bobby if he wanted my lemon soup. He had enjoyed it so much the last time we were at the restaurant. Shorty began to laugh and said, "Let me get this straight. Are you telling me that Bobby ate the contents of that bowl the last time you were here?" I told Shorty that not only did he eat his soup, he also ate my serving. I described how Bobby took his bread and tore it into little pieces and placed them in the soup and used a spoon to finish eating his soup. At that point Shorty had started to convulse from laughing. We laughed along with Shorty, not knowing why he was laughing. When Shorty regained his composure, he told us that we were really ignorant country people. He explained that the bowls were called finger bowls because they were used to dip your fingers into after eating chicken to remove the grease. Then the bowls would be removed, and our waitress would bring us dessert and place it on the small plates.
Well, we did not know anything about finger bowls in Arkansas and Mississippi, where Bobby and I came from. We continued laughing after finding out that Bobby had been eating finger bowl water, thinking it was soup. That was the last time we ate there. We were too embarrassed to return to that restaurant ever again.
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Dude! What Were You Thinking – Noah Van Hochman
Genre – Dating, Relationship
Rating – PG
4.7 (16 reviews)
Free until 18 August 2012
Noah Van Hochman’s unique, nonstandard perspectives on life, the universe and dating are said to be due in part to the interesting cocktail of his massive intellect, boyish charm, fading good looks and of course, a colossal ego! With a philosophy and demeanor that seems to be more like equal parts Doctor Evil and the Dalai Lama, rather than an Adventurer with an MBA, his alcohol-induced opinions will surely entertain and inform those involved in new relationships and out in the modern dating world.
“Dude! What were you thinking?” is about all those little things that take place during the dating and relationship process that for someone of a higher intellect than a monkey should be no brainers. Those little things that are usually obvious to everyone BUT those involved in the relationship. Mr. Van Hochman puts these seemingly common sense concepts together in such a way that will have you rolling on the floor laughing while scratching your head wondering “Why didn’t I think of that??” as you ponder your own relationships.
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Mind Demons – Mike Jastrzebski
Genre – Mystery
Rating – R
3.9 (25 reviews)
Free until 18 August 2013
What happens when your therapist is more screwed up than you are?
When investigator Linda Morgan begins asking that question, she discovers that someone thinks the answer is worth killing for.
Women are dying, and as Linda races to expose their crazed killer, she unwittingly puts herself in line to be the next victim. A psychological thriller sure to appeal to fans of Harlan Coben and James Patterson.










































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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
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)
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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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