Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Orangeberry Book Tours - Falling for Rain

A contemporary romance set in rural Ontario, Falling for Rain is a story about homecomings and forgiveness. When Emily was eighteen, her mother died in a farm accident. Devastated, Emily vowed never to suffer the loss of love again. She fled to Toronto and transformed herself from a farm girl into a sophisticated businesswoman. 

Now, ten years later, Emily is back to sell the family farm and put her past behind her forever. However, she didn’t count on finding Ray Storm, the farmhand she had nicknamed Rain as a child, more attractive than ever. But as Emily struggles to come to terms with the tragedy of her mother’s untimely death and learns to trust again, Rain harbours a secret that he fears will keep them apart forever.

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Genre - Contemporary Romance
Rating - PG

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Orangeberry FreeMe #39

Monday, 30th July 2012 

Readers - Please note that listed prices are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Availability and prices may differ from country to country. 

Authors - If you would like your book(s) to be included in this daily listing, please click HERE

Navigating Life's Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey & Inspiration for Your Journey by Deborah L Parker
Genre - NonFiction / Memoir (PG13)
4.6 (10 reviews)
FREE today
How do we best maneuver life’s roads, paths or journeys; so often paved with the travails and triumphs of a barrage of daily evolving circumstances? Do we always know the directions or map to our true north? Is there an IPS (Internal Positioning System) to guide us? In Navigating Life’s Roadways, Deborah L. Parker takes you on a very personal voyage while engaging you with creatively written metaphors of her life’s map of twisting roads, paths, and journeys. 

Ride along as Parker insightfully and inspirationally navigates the elements of family, relationships, career, faith, health or fun. Learn, cry and laugh with her, as you find yourself exploring the lessons of your own destinations while identifying with her heartfelt narratives. Meet the core people who’ve journeyed with Parker or put up roadblocks. Transit her phases of humbly growing up in a Civil Rights era rural Virginia town, then launching out on pursuits as an army officer, corporate manager and entrepreneur in the story Belief Boulevard, while you experience her setbacks and eventual arrival back to her true north spirit in Valley View. 

Sharing the warmth and variety of stories found in the renowned Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Parker’s artful accounts of her treks through mountains and pits feeds the reader’s spirit (even throwing in the chicken). This book will guide and encourage you on your smooth or rough roadways ahead. 

Fearlings Two by Michael Edward
Genre - Horror (PG13)
5.0 (3 reviews)
FREE until 31st July 2012
In the world of Fearlings, there is little knowledge of what their reason and purpose is. They travel to our world through the shadows of darkness. Some Fearlings are protectors of their human counterpart and others are attackers.

The humans, known as Vauns, seek out answers and are constantly trying to increase their knowledge, but they do not know everything. They know that they can be attacked and taken like many of their loved ones from the past. They also know that they are never truly safe.

30 Delicious Refrigerator Cake Recipes by Lori Burke
Genre - Cooking, Food & Wine (G)
4.6 (33 reviews)
FREE until 31st July 2012
Make mouth-watering, delicious cakes that require little to no baking in an oven!  Best-selling author  Lori Burke brings you 24 Refrigerator cakes that are fun and easy to prepare.  In addition she includes recipes for 6 Refrigerator Poke cakes that require minimal baking but are fun to make and so delicious. That's a total of 30 crowd-pleasing recipes!    If you love desserts that melt in your mouth and make you go "Mmmmmm" then this is the book for you!

Living Lies by Kate Mathis
Genre - Romance / Action & Adventure (PG13)
4.1 (34 reviews)
FREE until 1st August 2012
Meet secret agent Melanie Ward, who quits the spy game, after 10 years, when a justly earned promotion is snatched away by her nemesis, the arrogant and smug, Son-of-a-Senator, Agent Finn Parker. 

Melanie moves back home with her parents in La Jolla, where her mom, with the help of Melanie's collage roommates, sets her up on a marathon of comical blind dates (is there another kind?).  Romance finally finds Melanie when she meets Adam, the tall dark and mysterious chef. She falls in love, but life once again becomes unstable when Melanie decides to return to the Agency. 

WARNING: This tenacious spy is a serious threat to ruthless people, who will stop at nothing to have her eliminated. Which leads this tale of intrigue and love to a climatic ending that will leave you wanting more... 

Speed Dating with the Dead by Scott Nicholson
Genre - Thriller (PG13)
4.3 (63 reviews)
FREE until 31st July 2012
When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, and just before she died, she promised to meet him there.

But when one of the conference guests channels a mysterious presence and an Ouija board spells out a pet phrase known only to Digger and his wife, his convictions are challenged.

And when guests start to disappear, Digger and his daughter Kendra must face the circle of demons that view the hotel as their personal playground. Because soon the inn will be closing for good, angels can’t be trusted, and demons don’t like to play alone . . .

Not Just For Breakfast Anymore by PV Lundqvist
Genre - Children's Book (G)
4.0 (9 reviews)
FREE until 31st July 2012
Benny wants a pet—a dog or a cat. You know, the kind of pet everyone else has. But other kids don't have his mom. She likes to do things differently.

So Benny doesn't know what to expect when he first opens the pet carrier. Certainly not that his neighbors will want to kick is family out of town—he just got here! And he was just about to make the baseball team, too. Will he fight for his pet or back down?

The Morning After by Sally Clements
Genre - Contemporary Romance (NC17)
4.0 (9 reviews)
FREE until 1st August 2012
One photo changes everything... A mortifying incident in her youth has shaken sense into Cara Byrne. No more bad-boys. No more getting arrested. Instead, hard work and good behaviour has earned her a job teaching at the local Boys Secondary School, and a proposal from a worthy man. So what if he doesn't exactly light her fire - surely passion is overrated?

When her friend since childhood, Ethan Quinn, storms back into the small Irish village he left to pursue a career as a Hollywood action hero, she's stunned to discover she's as susceptible to his lethal charm as every woman in the world. And when a compromising photograph floods the media of them in a clinch, her almost fiancé reveals his true colours, CarEthan starts trending on twitter, and she loses her job, could anyone blame her if she accepts his invitation to hide out at his Malibu beach house?

Ethan loves women, but never lets his girlfriends into his heart. He's failed at being there in the past, and won't put his heart on the line for anyone, ever again. But Cara's a different matter - and when passionate attraction is added to his friendship with the one person he's always confided in, he's thrown for a loop. Cara's lost everything, and like it or not, he's responsible. There's no fighting the attraction that blazes between them - but when the month long affair is over, will he ever be able to let her go?

Bound By Blood by Tara Manderino
Genre - Paranormal Suspense (PG)
3.5 (22 reviews)
FREE until 2nd August 2012
In his two-hundred and fifty years as a vampire, Alex only observed, never intervened with any of his progeny, yet what else can he do when a little girl of his lineage is kidnapped? When he meets Lisa, the child’s nanny, his protective instincts kick into gear, yet he finds he must expose her to ever increasing danger as they search for the missing child. To protect Lisa from perils she is unaware of, he harbors her in his own home.

With Lisa’s help, Alex is able to determine who has the child. Learning why she was abducted rocks him on his heels and sets off a transcontinental search that leads to ancient myths of the Cardinal’s Ruby; the stone in Alex’s ring. Alex and Lisa have one shot to save the child, but will they be able to stop the impending destruction raining down?

Jilly-Bean by Celia Vogel
Genre - Chick Lit / Young Adult (G)
4.1 (10 reviews)
FREE today
Temperatures are rising and superstition reigns supreme. Eighteen year old Jillian Crossland has her life planned out.  Or so she thinks. Despite her better judgement, a séance one evening sets a blueprint for disaster when fate steps in and shakes up her plans and her life. Jilly-Bean explores fears and superstitions as it relates to beliefs, religion and love.

Paramount by Nadia Scrieva
Genre - Dark Fantasy / Romance (R)
5.0 (4 reviews)
FREE until 31st July 2012
Pax Burnson is the descendant of devas. She has vowed to live her life without practicing her powers, but recent events have overturned her entire existence. Thorn Kalgren has been the love of her life since she was fourteen -- he helped her to heal after the loss of her parents. As a close family friend, he is one of a select few who understand and share her unique heritage. His recent betrayal has released a violence within her that she cannot restrain.

While her first instinct is to escape and forget, her aimless road trip is interrupted by a childhood friend in need. An idea strikes Pax as she sees her own pain reflected in Thorn's sister, Amara Kalgren. She is suddenly filled with a new, all-consuming purpose: vengeance. She believes there is nothing else left.

Using ancient magick and enlisting Amara's help, Pax orchestrates a complex, drawn-out plan to deceive and emotionally destroy her former lover. The friendship and loyalty between the two girls becomes fortified and unshakable as they venture down a dark and twisted path together, encountering formidable roadblocks and demons. 

It soon becomes clear to Pax that everything she has been led to believe about her powers and her past was shaped by blatant lies. When she discovers that Thorn's infidelity is closely linked with her mother's death, she is forced to make a life-altering decision...

The Path to Tyranny by Michael E Newton
Genre - History (PG)
4.1 (40 reviews)
FREE today
Western civilization is risking the return of tyranny by increasing the size and scope of government. Throughout history, free societies descended into tyranny when their populations realized they can use the power of government to give themselves benefits at the expense of others. The Path To Tyranny examines how and why each of these free societies descended into tyranny and evaluates the current prospects for the United States.

Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers by Michael E Newton
Genre - History (PG)
4.4 (10 reviews)
FREE today
Angry mobs launched the American Revolution when they protested against British acts of tyranny. These rebels threatened, harassed, and chased away British officials and Loyalists. The Founding Fathers agreed with the goals of these Patriots, but not with their methods. Fearing anarchy, the Founders channeled the passion of the mobs toward independence. 

Working together, the angry mobs and Founding Fathers defeated the mighty British army and won independence, but the new nation that emerged was anarchic and chaotic, much like the angry mobs themselves. Meeting behind closed doors, the Founding Fathers conspired to depose the Confederation government, wrote a new constitution, and created the world's most successful republic. 

Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers tells the little-known story of how these two groups fought for control of the American Revolution.

Orangeberry Newbie #38

Monday, 30th July 2012 

Readers - Please note that listed prices are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Availability and prices may differ from country to country. 

Authors - If you would like your book(s) to be included in this daily listing, please click HERE

Dark Pleasures by Loretta Wheeler
Genre - Thriller (PG13)
Price - $0.99
It's dusk, Eventide as some call it… The time when Dark Pleasures are easily fed…

Take a trip to Houston. Come and meet Samantha, a criminal psychologist, Richard, a detective that answers easily to the name Dick, and a psychopath, named Mack, who's cut his teeth on becoming the worst killing machine anything landbound has ever seen. And last, but definitely not least, meet a very special dog, named Hob. 

Expecting Eternity by Jez Strider
Genre - Romantic Suspense (PG13)
Price - $2.99
Evelyn Angel and her friends are intent on returning to normal everyday life after their recent battle with the vampire Dante Sanuto. 

However, more challenges are on the horizon. Evelyn discovers she may be pregnant, but that's not her only concern. She can't be sure who is the father of the child. Love and friendship are put to the test. 

Worst of all, one vengeful person threatens to destroy everything Eve has fought for and holds dear to her heart.

Iron Fist of the Oroos by Hans Cumming
Genre - Fantasy (PG13)
Price - $3.99
Long ago, the World of Calliome was sundered by mortals. Since the Healing of the World, magic and fae folk returned, and primeval wonders of the ancient world began to resurface, along with long-forgotten horrors that dwell deep in the bowels of the earth.

A year after assuming the mantle of Twilight Overlord, Sarvesh is on the verge of making sweeping changes to Twilight Dungeon and ushering in a new era of peaceful coexistence with the surfacers. The leader of the oroqs, however, is determined to fight him, and when the volcano in which they all reside erupts, Sarvesh must come face-to-face with his forgotten past.

Meanwhile, the life Tasha and Lorelei are trying to build in Celtangate is shaken when the sibling of a dead companion comes looking for her brother, and they must all travel back to Twilight Dungeon to deal with the legacy of their past and help make a better world for all who live there.

Orangeberry Summer Splash - Ready, Set, Go #OBSummer #Books

Here's a peep at what's coming your way for all of August 2012. 

1st August to 31st August 2012
Updated on 27th July 2012
106 books from 100 authors

Grand Prize - Winner wins Kindle Fire and all books
Consolation Prizes - 25 x winners choice of 3 ebooks

Kindle Fire Giveaway is sponsored by 
ALL participating authors in the Orangeberry Summer Splash event.
Check out these awesome peeps HERE

Book giveaways are sponsored by: 
 Tonya Cannarioto - Dust to Blood & Dementional
Bruno McGrath - Elevenses
Pandora Poiklos - Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Pandora Poikilos - Frequent Traveller

Caddy Rowland - Gastien 
Bruno McGrath - Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Patricia Macias - Hot & Spicy
Shauna Roberts - Like Mayflies in a Stream
Joseph DiCristofano - Paths to Divinity

Maggie Bonham - Serpent Singer
Donna Burgess - Solstice
Diana Murdock - Souled
Hillary Peak - Wings of Hope
Shel Delisle - Winging It

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Orangeberry FreeMe #38

Sunday, 29th July 2012 

Readers - Please note that listed prices are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Availability and prices may differ from country to country. 

Authors - If you would like your book(s) to be included in this daily listing, please click HERE

Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen by JL McCreedy
Genre - Middle Grade / YA Adventure Fantasy (G)
4.6 (8 reviews)
FREE until 2nd August 2012
The average ten-year-old girl seldom travels far from home. She doesn’t worry about being kidnapped by witches or imprisoned in medieval castles where children are ensnared to meet their unspeakable demise. She rarely gives thought to curses, potions and magic. She certainly isn’t concerned about risking life and limb to decipher ancient rites and lost treasures.... 

But Liberty Frye is about to discover that she is not just your average girl. 

When a cryptic note from long-lost relatives arrives, the news it brings flips Libby’s small-town existence upside down. Soon, she finds herself lured to a foreign land where mystery, spells and the dark stuff of fairy tales await. It’s up to Libby to unravel the sinister plot that brought her there in the first place, but in so doing, she’ll uncover a shocking secret that will change her life forever ... if she survives the challenge.

Make Cold Espresso Drinks Just Like A Pro by Bethany Dasko
Genre - How To (G)
4.5 (10 reviews)
FREE today
Looking for the best iced coffee recipe? Want to learn how to make a frappuccino? In these economic times, many people have had to cut back on their coffee expenditures in order to save some money. In this book, you will learn from an ex-barista just how simple and easy it is to make your own iced and frozen espresso drinks and coffees without special equipment or expensive machines!

Shadow of Reality by Donna Fletcher Crow
Genre - Historical Romance (PG)
4.2 (13 reviews)
FREE today
The setting was all her fantasies come true: an elegant English manor house in the 1930's. 
The man was even more than she had dreamed: Sir Gavin Kendall— sophisticated, brilliant, rich and captivated by her. Until murder intervened.

Will Elizabeth's lifelong dreams become reality or will she fall prey to the vicious murderer lurking in the shadows at an exotic mystery weekend high in the Rockies? Will Elizabeth discover the narrow line between fantasy and reality in time to achieve her dreams?

Charlotte - Pride & Prejudice Continues by Karen Aminadra
Genre - Historical Romance (PG)
4.4 (17 reviews)
FREE today
When Charlotte Lucas married Mr Collins, she did not love him but had at least secured her future. However, what price must she pay for that future? She once said she was not romantic, but how true is that now after almost one year of marriage? Mr Collins is submissive in the extreme to his patroness, and his constant simpering, fawning and deference to the overbearing and manipulative Lady Catherine de Bourgh is sure to try the patience of a saint, or at least of Charlotte. 

As Charlotte becomes part of Hunsford society, she discovers she is not the only one who has been forced to submit to the controlling and often hurtful hand of Lady Catherine. She feels trapped and realises her need for love and affection. She is not as content as she once thought she would be. The easiest thing to do would be to maintain the peace and do as she is told. But as Charlotte witnesses the misery around her due to her inimitable neighbour, she must decide to remain as she is or to begin a chain of events that will change not only her life but also the lives of those around her in the village of Hunsford forever. But...after all, doesn't every girl deserve a happy ending?

Orangeberry Newbie #37

Sunday, 29th July 2012 

Readers - Please note that listed prices are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change. Availability and prices may differ from country to country. 

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A Matter of Degree by Beckie Henderson
Genre - Contemporary Romance (PG)
Price - $1.49
When Katherine Valletta starts her new job at Deerhampton University, it’s clear that this is no normal workplace. Why has someone left an anonymous letter on her desk? Who is the arrogant woman who almost runs her down in that flashy sports car? And, most importantly, what is the story behind the handsome man whose arms she falls into on her way home?

As Katherine attempts to unravel these puzzles, her confidence and her self-knowledge grow, along with her relationships. She builds an unlikely friendship with Diana Woolf, Deerhampton’s tough new Professor of History. Fred Morris, the Admissions Tutor with a penchant for gaudy ties and knitted tank tops, seems like a useful ally. While in the midst of all the mayhem, Maddie Rose is a voice of reason, supporting her colleague Katherine all the way.

And in the background hovers sultry Biology Lecturer Chris Burberry. The more Katherine sees him, the more she likes him. But what does he want? What’s in his past? In fact, what does Katherine really know about him at all?

On the Nature of the Gods by Louis B Shalako
Genre - Science Fiction (R)
Price - $0.99
Jeb is one of the toughest men alive, and he demands respect. After a personal humiliation at the hands of the New York City police caused by a simple administrative error, he sets out on a trail of vengeance. In company with his intuitive horse Rooster, it leads him to the evil Dr. Schmitt-Rottluff, the gaslight era's virtuoso of illicit cloning and mind-bending manipulation of the human genome.

Rife with the bizarre juxtaposition of psycho-sexual elements, ‘On the Nature of the Gods’ is a superb parody of the steam-punk weird western with elements of bedroom comedy genre. 

Undefeated in a hundred and thirty-eight bouts, Jeb Snead may be the toughest man in a totally plastic world. It's too bad he doesn't have much of a sense of humour and might even be a little insecure. Rufe Golan is the son of a rich man, a smooth-talker and an inveterate foot-fetishist. 

Hope Ng, starved for attention or entertainment, is heading to San Francisco to live with her grandfather when her wagon train is massacred. 

The buxom but leggy Miss Muriel Kitty, a professional working woman-cat-thing, and wise in the ways of the world, provides a valuable service in frontier society. 

The evil Doctor Schmitt-Rottluff surrounds himself with willing tools and useful fools, some of them the product of a little too much inbreeding in test-tubes. Chapley, his alleged black nephew and Waylon, his acknowledged ‘taurian son, Nazi gryphons, erudite Injuns who read Latin and mischievous spirits who just want to see what happens next, fill out a never-before-seen, all-star cast in Louis B. Shalako’s killer debut in this genre. 

Pit Stop by Boris Guzo
Genre - Contemporary Fantasy (PG13)
Price - $0.99
Sometimes, things go wrong, and they stay wrong. Glen takes a forced pit stop when his car runs out of gas. He is running away from the police, and has little time to find a new ride. There's a truck at the gas station, and he's confident he can negotiate for the keys. However, it's not that easy to fool Tim. Especially when Marla gets in the way.

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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 -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

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
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

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

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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


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