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Initial post: 26 Jan 2014 11:52:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 12:01:13 GMT
Anya's Story (Anya Series Book 1) - 152 pp
As the Soviet Union is changing in dramatic ways in the early 1990's, Anya clings to her desire for a stable and tranquil life. She's in love with Victor and is ready to overcome the challenges of their long-distance relationship. To follow her dreams, she leaves her comfortable life in Moscow and moves to a small northern town. She believes that her destiny is to be a wife of a Russian submarine officer, but her fate is much more complicated than that. Anya's Story is an insightful look into the dynamic and unstable period of recent Russian history, told from the perspective of a young Russian woman.

Ill Wind: A Caribbean Pirate Adventure (The Valkyrie Series Book 2) - 116 pp
Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown.

A charming tale about a prince who had the most ordinary kingdom, then his life changes completely when he get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to impress the most spoiled princess in the entire land.

Memories of an '80s Kid (1980 - 1982) - 31 pp
There are lots of anecdotes of this era in this short read that are sure to be very endearing to one's nostalgic heart and jog a memory or two along the way.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 12:00:07 GMT
smarty pants says:
The break up, the make up and a whole lot of pants!
Funny teen book. You don't have to be a teen to enjoy!

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 12:08:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 12:12:24 GMT
ooh i see what you did there, smarty pants!

Next Stop: Spanish - 230 pp
John Valquist needs to learn Spanish. But he's in luck, since his uncle Andrew is a language expert and former spy. In Next Stop: Spanish, you have the chance to see and study the words John studies, and then watch him add more and more Spanish into his dialogue as the story progresses. In the dramatic conclusion, John will need to put together everything he has learned to save his uncle! The unique combination of an exciting story along with language learning will engage the reader and be a fun way to start speaking this important language. The author includes in the book the same set of basic and important vocabulary words that he has used to successfully master a number of languages, including Spanish and Arabic.

Learning Languages the Easy Way. Spanish Workbook - 73 pp
This book is composed of a progressive series of lessons and exercises.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 12:11:21 GMT
It All Started with a Bicycle - 221 pp
Is there a treasure hidden somewhere in the big house next door? That's what eleven-year-old Pam has to find out, at the request of the little old lady who lives there. And that's not the only puzzle that Pam has to solve this summer.

The Island Snatchers - 365 pp
Having come to Honolulu in the mid 1800s as the wife of a missionary, Anne Cartwright makes herself valued as a midwife and nurse by Hawaiians and foreigners alike after she is widowed.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 12:30:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 12:33:45 GMT
I couldn't possibly imagine what it would be like to be in a relationship for so long!
The Dead of August - 316 pp
James and June have been happily married for 17 years, and they live with their teenage son in a small flat in central London. James's `fairytale' celebrity obituaries are currently all the rage, and June is an up-and-coming author of violent and sexually explicit Radical Feminist fiction. Although they've always shared a loathing of each other's work, recently their arguments are coming to a head. June is permanently moody, and she never seems to want to have sex any more. When James begins to suspect that she's having an affair, his whole world is threatened with mid-life collapse. Over three successive Augusts, and distracted by scandals and colourful deaths, he drifts in unlikely directions while he tries to decide whether June can be trusted or his marriage has finally fallen apart.

But I can still remember the magic of childhood, just like it was yesterday.
Snowdrops: Adventure Three (Book #3 in Adventures of Alex and Katie series) - 78 pp
As Alex comes out on the porch on a warm June morning, the air turns cold and thick snowflakes start falling down and covering the ground. Together with his sister Katie, they rush into the winter forest in search of a little girl Masha. She is lost in an unexpected storm. They see her footprints in the snow and follow them. The wind is picking up, whistling through tree branches, creating white flurries on the ground and erasing Masha's footprints.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 13:15:36 GMT
Debra R says:
Not one I'd usually choose but it has 40 5* reviews so someone may enjoy it.

Beyond Grace's Rainbow: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance - When Grace is diagnosed with cancer her best chance of survival is to find a bone marrow transplant from a family member. Only Grace is adopted and her one previous attempt to connect with her birth mother resulted in bitter disappointment.
But with her young son, Jack, to think about, and the return of her ex Liam, Jack's father, reminding her of feelings she'd thought she'd buried long ago, Grace refuses to give up hope just yet. With the help of her friends she bravely embarks on a journey of discovery.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 13:17:24 GMT
Little Egret says:
The Royce Raid - The True Story of a Secret Suicide Mission in the WWII Pacific Theatre by Richard Bienvenu and Vernon Main

A great war story, The Royce Raid is exciting, at times funny and overall a grand adventure.

The Slow Cooker Curry Cookbook by Maryanne Madden

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 15:00:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 15:01:01 GMT
The Fried Twinkie Manifesto: and other tales of disaster and damnation - 242 pp
Whether solving biblical foreskin mysteries, having his head split open by a crowbar-wielding man named Thor or getting busted for pickpocketing in a remote Mexican desert, Ryan Moehring reveals in his debut collection of stories and essays, The Fried Twinkie Manifesto, that his irreverent wit and capacity for uncovering nuggets of insight from the rubble of the mundane make him one of humor's most promising newcomers.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 15:53:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 15:54:32 GMT
Mrs C Clark says:
Nurses' Caps and Angels' Wings - A Glimpse of Student Life in the 1960s Ruth Boettcher's memoir relates her journey as a naïve, small-town girl who arrived in Chicago for nursing school in the mid-1960s.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 18:55:49 GMT
Paige says:
Ambasadora (Book 1 Marked by Light)

An Emerging Threat (The Seeker's Burden)

Darkness, come on in... (Volume I: Weird Tales)

Angel Fire: The First Book of Fallen Angels

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 21:11:41 GMT
Puzzler says:
Anyone For Murder? And Other Crime Stories

A selection of murder mysteries to keep you guessing until the very end.

Too Much Blood On The Axminster
An elusive carpet fitter gets his just desserts. This story won a competition run by the Ackrill Media Group in conjunction with the 2011 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

A Helping Hand
One last hope for a man on the edge?

The High Price Of A Smile
A secret deal goes horribly wrong.

Murder In The Second Act
A murder mystery weekend provides the ideal opportunity for an old score to be settled. This story was originally published in The Weekly News as part of 'The New Adventures of Dandy McLean', a young Edinburgh policeman.

Anyone for Murder?
An arrogant actor faces the final curtain.

Eye Of Newt And Toe Of Frog
A pop star with a passion for blondes gets more than he bargained for.

Nothing On Her Conscience
A beautiful librarian is not what she seems, but does she deserve to die for it?

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 21:23:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 21:24:56 GMT
Olivia, Mourning (The Olivia Series Book 1) - 408 pp
Olivia wants the 80 acres in far off Michigan that her father's will left to whichever of his offspring claims the land. As Olivia says, "I'm sprung off him just as much as Avis or Tobey." The problem: she's 17, female, and it's 1841. Mourning Free, Olivia's trusted childhood friend, knows how to run a farm and is also sorely in need of a new start in life. The problem: though born in a free state, he's the orphaned son of runaway slaves and the slave catchers who patrol the north hunting fugitives are not particular about who they take back south with them. Not without qualms, they set off together. All goes well, despite the drudgery of survival in an isolated log cabin. Incapable of acknowledging her feelings for Mourning, Olivia thinks her biggest problem is her unrequited romantic interest in their young neighbour. Until her world falls apart. Strong-willed, vulnerable, and compassionate, Olivia is a compelling protagonist on a journey to find a way to do the right thing in a world in which so much is wrong.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 22:36:54 GMT
Susan C says:
SWORD OF TULKAR AND OTHER WRITINGS ON ANCIENT BRITAIN AND IRELAND is a collection of two short stories and 10 poems set in the long gone era of the Ancestors.
In SWORD OF TULKAR, a young woman at the end of the British Bronze Age finds her village burned by new invaders, the Horseheads. She is befriended by the mysterious smith, Tulkar, who lives in a remote cave with his large family, a hoard of metal objects--and the half buried remains of the old Matriarch of his people. He makes a sword for girl, Ardagh, then vanishes, leaving her alone to find her way in a land of burial cairns and stone circles, of spirits and ancestors. And one comes to her aid--the spirit of old Ourar, buried in the smith's cave. With her spirit guardian guiding her, Ardagh learned both sword-arts and courage, and eventually confronts the leader of the Horsehead clan--the Queen Rianona with her sword of the new, cold star-metal...iron.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 23:53:37 GMT
Beyond Grace's Rainbow: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance is still showing as free as on Debra R's post earlier when I click on product link & on author's page but when I go to buy it it shows as £1.99
I have bought it thinking maybe it would go through at £0.00 but I have been charged the £1.99 .Can anyone advise me if there is anything I can do to get it free? I want the book.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2014 00:28:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2014 00:30:20 GMT
I would email Amazon Customer services, Mar, and tell them what happened. I've just looked and it clearly is showing up as a free book to me as well.

The freebie books can often fluctuate between being at their usual price and being free during the hourly updates but they should not show up as being free and then charge you after you have gone and clicked on it, so there is a fault there, and Amazon should put it right. Don't forget though to tell them that you still want the book but only as a free one, as they will probably just reimburse you and then cancel the transaction otherwise, and then you will end up bookless...x

Posted on 27 Jan 2014 12:18:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jan 2014 17:37:51 GMT
Thank you suzysunshine7, I have just emailed Amazon Customer services as the book is still showing free. I bought it for the £1.99 last night & started it, even though I have nearly 1,000 others on my Kindle to read! I wanted to get into something light for a change. Just loving it so far - couldn't put it down even at 2am Thank you again for your kind help & I will post Amazon response here x

UPDATE @ 17.33
Amazon have replied thanking me for bringing this matter to their attention. Unfortunately they will have to withdraw this book for the moment until the correct price is verified. Meanwhile they have credited my account with £1.99 I am very happy with the response & hope the book will be on sale free or otherwise shortly for the author's sake.
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