Sunday, 1 September 2013

Orangeberry FreeMe #422

Orangeberry FreeMe #422
Sunday, 1st September 2013
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Godless – Colin Falconer
Genre - Historical Romantic Suspense
Rating – PG
Free until 5 September 2013
We have every respect for persons entertaining strict religious principles, but we fear that very godly people are not suited to the drug trade. - James Matheson co-founder of Jardine Matheson.
‘Your father is a pit bull who has to tell himself he is a romantic because otherwise he would lie awake at night screaming at his own evil. He is the devil with a brandy balloon. All my life I try and explain this to you. Please do not try and make me cry for him. I would rather weep for a scorpion being crushed under the wheels of a truck.'
All her life Noelle Crocé has tried to keep her son away from his father and his 'business'.
But now he is dying and Lucien has serious money problems in France. He comes back to Bangkok and is dragged into his deadly world. Baptiste is helped in his seduction by Ruby Wen, who has serious problems of her own. She owes money to almost every gangster in Hong Kong. They are all looking for her triad boyfriend, Eddie Lau. She is the only one who knows where he is which is perhaps why someone arranges for her to spend some time in Bangkok's notorious Maha Chai prison.
John Keelan tries to turn her for the DEA and help break an international drug cartel. Sure he wants the conviction; but who he is really after is the man who ordered the killing of his wife and baby daughter three years before ...
Described by one critic as James Clavell meets The Godfather, Godless is the last book in the OPIUM series, and traces one man's descent into hell, from the dark underbelly of Bangkok to its final breathless conclusion in a typhoon-battered Hong Kong.
Burn Baby Burn – Shannon Donnelly
Genre – Urban Fantasy
Rating – PG
4.2 (12 reviews)
Free until 5 September 2013
When a half-demon baby puts Mackenzie Solomon’s life—and her job as a demon hunter—on the line, she can’t turn her back on the half-pint of evil. But ‘Junior’ is actually part of a trap to turn Mackenzie’s partner, Josh, and his extraordinary charming skills to the dark uses of the ancient, fallen Grigori, the angels once assigned to be Watchers over humanity. Is she going to have to make a choice about the men in her life?
Can a charmer talk his way out of his destiny?
Josh learned months ago that the bad blood in his demon hunting partner brings out a part of he can’t control—including his desire for her. With a prophecy out on him, he’s more than a little worried some of those bad things should stay burried. But is Mackenzie really the start of something bad—or could she be everyone’s salvation.
Can a couple of humans move heaven and hell?
Mackenzie’s bosses at The Endowment—the place responsible for keeping the peace between heaven and hell—want her to bring in the baby demon and not for anything good. With the Endowment after her and demons to stop, Mackenzie knows she’s on her own.
But she’s going to have to learn to trust Josh—and to use what’s sparking between them. Because it's going to take the kind of love that bonds souls forever to keep the world from ending.
Z: The Final Countdown – Bob Mayer
Genre – Military Thriller
Rating – PG
4.1 (19 reviews)
Free until 5 September 2013
Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Now a civilian security specialist hired to protect Satellite News Network correspondent Conner Young, the ex-Special Forces warrant officer accompanies his comely charge to Angola, where she's covering a multinational mission to end the civil strife that's racked the onetime Portuguese colony since it gained independence in 1975. After overrunning rebel strongholds and establishing a base camp along the Zairean border, the Green Berets in the UN's vanguard are stopped cold by the outbreak of a virulent plague. Quarantined with Conner and a handful of soldiers who have also been exposed to whatever's in the air, Dave apprehensively follows the unavailing attempts of epidemiologists who have been flown in from the States to deal with the highly contagious disease they refer to as ``Z.'' Released from hot-zone confinement to escort the medical team on a fact-finding mission, he helps determine that man, not nature, has unleashed the lethal virus. With an assist from the National Security Agency, American commanders soon identify the likely culprit as Pieter Van Wyks, head of the syndicate that effectively controls the world's diamond trade. Aware that the avaricious mining magnate has stockpiled vaccine that can reverse the invariably fatal course of Z, the Pentagon details Dave to lead a small band of nothing-left-to-lose troopers in an airborne assault on the cartel's strongly defended headquarters on the Namibian coast. Though on his last legs and facing die-hard adversaries, the old soldier will manage to beat the odds. A ripping good biotech/military thriller that plausibly depicts the high costs (psychological and otherwise) of combating unseen enemies. – Copyright
Project Aura – Bob Mayer
Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – PG
3.6 (5 reviews)
Free until 5 September 2013
Mind control is only the first step...
World domination is the next...
Much like Men Who Stares at Goats, Psychic Warrior is a fictional tale taken straight from the pages of the once classified Trojan Warrior Program in Special Forces and written by someone who was in the unit and went through the training. Bob Mayer, former Green Beret understands first hand how the results of taking warfare into the virtual plane through avatars and then reinserting covert operatives into the real world can be devastating.
Bright Gate. HAARP. Remote Viewers. U.S. military operations so top secret that not even the president knew they existed. Now they have produced an elite group of commandos able to leave their bodies — and their souls — to fight anywhere, anytime, using the persuasive power of the human mind.
Sergeant Major Jimmy Dalton is one of them. An ex-Green Beret, a man with no family, no ties, and nothing to lose, Dalton knows the most dangerous weapon in any arsenal is the mind.
Among the first Psychic Warriors to be battle tested on the virtual plane, Dalton has seen up close the damage and destruction the new weapons can cause. The memory will haunt him the rest of his days.
However, Dalton has a new set of enemies. Enemies that have existed for millennia. First, the Mithrans hiding in the peaks of the Himalayas and the other, the Priory, manipulating mankind in the shadows of the power elite. The technology that allows Dalton to be a Psychic Warrior gives these two groups the opportunity to battle each to the death. If they happen to wipe out mankind in the process, so be it.
The race is on to seize power and it falls to Dalton and his team to stop both the Priory and the Mithrans before they destroy all of humanity.
Progressive Dinner Deadly – Elizabeth Spann Craig
Genre – Mystery
Rating – G
4.1 (203 reviews)
Free until 30 September 2013
Retired octogenarian schoolteacher Myrtle Clover is fit to be tied when her book club votes to change to a supper club.  Who wants chips and dip when they can have Dickens and Twain?
The first supper club is a progressive dinner...where Myrtle loses interest during the hors d'oeuvres. But when a body is discovered during the main course, the evening quickly gets interesting. Myrtle pits her sleuthing skills against her police chief son's to find the killer....if the killer doesn't find her first.
Aphrodite’s Kiss – Julie Kenner
Genre – Paranormal Romance
Rating – R
3.9 (109 reviews)
Free until 30 September 2013
Zoe Smith might look like your average, ordinary elementary school librarian, but she’s about as far from normal as a girl can get. Because Zoe is descended from a line of superheroes … and as her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she has to decide if she’s going to embrace her heritage (including all the wackiness that comes with X-ray vision and her extraordinary senses) or submit herself for mortalization and be that average, ordinary girl. Considering how lousy she’s done so far on all the Council-imposed tests, chucking the whole superhero thing might be very best thing … especially when she realizes that sexy, private investigator George Bailey Taylor is more than a little interested in her—and he’s more than a little convinced that Zoe is one-hundred percent “the girl next-door”.
An ex-cop turned PI, George Bailey Taylor’s had one hell of a life being bounced around from foster home to foster home. All he wants now is a normal life with a normal wife in a normal neighborhood. The typical American dream—and when he meets Zoe Smith, he’s certain she’s the typical American girl. Except she does have an overprotective brother who seems able to appear and disappear at will. And a creepy cousin who’s always lurking about. And why does everyone in her family pretend to actually talk to the pet ferret?
With her super powers, Zoe can do just about anything … except make Taylor fall in love with her.
For that, they’re both going to need a different kind of magic …
Quail Crossings – Jennifer McMurrain
Genre – Historical Fiction
Rating – G
4.4 (127 reviews)
Free until 3 September 2013
Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn't thrilled that he's hired a young 18 year old boy who's caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.
Crispens Point – JoHannah Reardon
Genre – Christian Fiction
Rating – PG
4.4 (158 reviews)
Free until 5 September 2013
Charlotte is a successful romance novelist who escapes city life and moves to the small town of Crispens Point in Blackberry County. She immediately connects with some of the quirky but friendly residents and begins to feel at home right away. When a friend invites her to attend a local community church, Charlotte is attracted to the pastor, but refuses to acknowledge that attraction because of some dark things in her past.
What is the mysterious thing in Charlotte’s past that seems to dominate everything? Is it enough to keep her from ever finding a lasting relationship?
Making A Masterpiece of Your Life – Charles Collins
Genre – Self-Help
Rating – G
4.2 (12 reviews)
Free until 2 September 2013
"Flying by the seat of your pants" (aka) managing life by 'intuition' is the norm for most people, every single day, all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people flying blind, hoping and praying not to crash and make it home for dinner once more at the end of the day. So, what's the alternative to 'life management' by intuition?
For millions, the alternative is the mass consumption of a daily diet of 'motivational quotations' taken like a dose of aspirin, caffeine or sugar snacks delivering that 'jolt' of inspiration, or relief from the emotional pain they're suffering. For most it never lasts. It's a temporary fix leaving them unsatisfied and hungrily chewing through inspirational slogans, 'life coaches' and 'self-help gurus' looking for 'something' that will stick. Something solid and authentic they can build on.
Life As a Craft
The alternative to the glut of 'fix my life quick' motivational 'fast-food' flooding the marketplace, is to make a masterpiece of your life the 'old fashioned way'; take the time and do the work with skill and quality. After all, no mission is more important and no adventure is more rewarding. To practice the whole of 'life-as-a-craft', the way a craftsperson mindfully practices the trade of textile weaving, medicine, or carpentry, requires that the myriad activities of the 'craft of life' be systematically organized, managed, taught and learned similar to the ways in which we organize, manage, teach and practice our trades, occupations and professions.
Drawing upon centuries of knowledge and practical experience by master craftsmen and craftswomen, Charles Collins has skillfully organized a complete body of life knowledge into Five Elements, providing the guidance and motivation to practice 'life-as-a-craft'.
Your Novel: Day by Day – Mary Anna Evans
Genre – Non fiction
Rating – PG13
4.1 (17 reviews)
Free until 2 September 2013
Your Novel: Day by Day is designed to be an all-in-one guide to planning, writing, editing, and publishing a first novel, guiding a new novelist through the day-to-day details of the process. Its author, Mary Anna Evans, is an awardwinning writer with eight novels, two nonfiction books, and a collection of short works to her credit. She says, “This is the book where I tell other writers the things I wish I’d known ten years ago.”
Work through this book of practical advice with Mary Anna, day by day and page by page, as she advises you on—
crafting a plot,
fleshing out believable characters,
organizing a novel’s timeline,
crafting believable motivations for your characters,
editing objectively,
evaluating traditional and independent publishing options,
and marketing to agents, publishers, and readers.
Because she understands the importance of maintaining your own motivation during the arduous process of writing a novel, Mary Anna has chosen a narrative structure that will provide you with a written companion for a year’s worth of writing. This book consists of 365 essays on topics that range from nuts-and-bolts writing tips to words of encouragement to periodic kicks in the pants. She has even included the actual synopsis she used to query her agent and to sell her first book.
If she could sit with you, day by day, as you learn about this exciting art form, she would. Since she can’t, this book is the next best thing.
Unlikely Savior – Peter VanDenBeemt
Genre – Literary Fiction
Rating – PG
5 (6 reviews)
Free until 3 September 2013
"To be a great lover, you have to shed your armor. To be a great writer, you have to shed your skin." Frank can’t get past his writing instructor’s words. He’d like to be both, but his autistic childhood, visual impairment, dismissive parents, and narcissistic brother prevent him from being either.
Then on vacation in Hawaii, Frank has what feels like a paranormal experience on the Arizona Memorial that starts him down a path of psychological and spiritual self-discovery. In making the transitions from weird to respected, awkward to insightful, brainy to wise, his relationships with women shift from fearful to erotic, and through them doors open to unexpected opportunities with his writing. Lifting himself from the purgatory to which his past had banished him, he inadvertently helps free those he connects with from their own shadowed depths, making his story the Memoir of an Unlikely Savior.
The Dirty Nasty Truth – John Barrett Hawkins
Genre – True Crime
Rating – R
4.6 (11 reviews)
Free until 3 September 2013
When John Barrett Hawkins was incarcerated at Donovan state prison in San Diego, he participated in a delinquency intervention program named “Convicts Reaching Out To People” (CROP), where teenagers are brought into the prison to hear inmates speak about their crimes, gangs, bullying, drugs, self-esteem and prison life. CROP was founded on the belief that the best way to reach teenagers who are getting into trouble is through story-telling. Each convict stands before the group and gives a personal testimony concerning the crime he committed and the lessons learned. In THE DIRTY NASTY TRUTH Hawkins brings this invaluable story-telling program to the general public. The book includes these chapters, among others:
• Hawkins’ involvement in a million-dollar insurance fraud that was directly responsible for the murder of an innocent man.
• Life in Prison – including, riots, rapes, murders, stabbings and other horror stories.
• 16-year-old Diego Jones’ gut-wrenching story of a gang shootout that resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.
• The Blockbuster Bandit’s story of armed robberies and fist-fights in the California Youth Authority.
• Tim Harris’ sordid tale about gangbanging teenage girls as part of a gang initiation ritual.
• The Party Animal – is the story of a happy-go-lucky surfer kid whose drug addiction leads to murder.
• CRIPS gang member Roderick Johnson’s life story, including drug dealing, bank robberies and gang shootouts.
• The Deadly Love Triangle – is the tragic story of a prominent lawyer’s encounter with a mysterious woman.
• Johnny Alverez’s roller-coaster ride as a jewel thief and Mexican gang member.
• The Gentleman Bank Robber – AKA Joe Jackson’s gateway drug story wherein alcohol and marijuana became the gateway to a destructive cocaine addiction.
• An in-depth discussion on low self-esteem – the primary cause of juvenile delinquency – and a 10-step plan for building self-esteem.
THE DIRTY NASTY TRUTH is the one book that every parent needs to keep their teenager out of trouble.
The Schmetterling Effect – Ivan Cotter
Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG
4.5 (11 reviews)
Free until 5 September 2013
German economist Dr. Schmetterling casts a critical deciding
vote at a meeting in Berlin about financial discipline among those member countries of the European Union that use the common Euro currency. Unfortunately, he knocked back a load of Guinness at an Irish pub the night before the
meeting, and so votes with his gut instead of his head, setting history on a new and dangerous domino-effect course that brings a conspiracy of Euro-fascism in a nasty new version of the European Union, nuclear terrorism in the Middle
East, and intervention by the United States. It falls to Londoner Tom Cosgrave to unearth secrets that start off a breakneck, suspenseful series of events, bouncing between Washington, the Middle East, Dublin and London, that will set
history back on its proper path in this harrowing yet satirical thriller.
Diary of a Wildflower – Ruth White
Genre – Literary Fiction
Rating – PG
4.7 (7 reviews)
Free until 1 September 2013
Ruth White bases her first novel for adults on her own mother’s early years in the Virginia mountains. Emerging from a heartbreaking childhood, Lorelei leaves Starr Mountain. As a teenager in the roaring twenties, she is dazzled by the carefree world of flappers and bobbed hair, the Charleston and the IT girl, Prohibition, and the notorious speakeasies. Most important she finds men who are handsome, well-bred, well-educated, and reek of old money. As a mere wildflower, she doubts she can ever compete with the exotic orchids in this new world. But after a sad visit back home she comes to realize her own power, which will help her break the cycle of hopelessness among the women of her family.
As a kid you loved Belle Prater's Boy. As a teen you loved Weeping Willow. Now, as an adult, you will love Diary of a Wildflower.



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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)
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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 -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

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


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



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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


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


My Awards - September 2010

My Awards - September 2010
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My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
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My Awards - May 2011

My Awards - May 2011
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My Awards - April 2011

My Awards - April 2011
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My Awards - June 2011

My Awards - June 2011
Awarded By Sulekha Rawat

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