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Posted on 14 May 2012 17:31:35 BDT
Gaspar The Thief

This is a new humorous fantasy adventure by British author, David A. Lindsay. It's at £1.53 just now for a limited period.

Follow the adventures of Gaspar, a freelance thief who stubbornly refuses to join the Thieves' Guild. Finding himself entangled in a series of mishaps and misfortunes mostly of his own making, and facing looming retribution from every quarter, he finally departs his native city.

Aided by Hubris, a seller of spells who similarly declines to pay his dues to Wizards' Hall, and Marna, a feisty thiefess with a quick tongue and a quicker temper, Gaspar hopes to lie low for a while, but events continue to go awry, leading from one catastrophe to the next in quick succession.

Brigands, sells-swords, goblin warlords, mages and even a tricksy wight all seem to have it in for him as he travels across the world of Lindor, stumbling from one calamity to the next, and yet somehow always surviving to tell the tale.

Told with humour, this is an exciting romp based in a fantasy world where anything can, and does, happen!

Posted on 14 May 2012 19:04:55 BDT
Roger Weston says:
The Assassin's Wife
#8 in UK Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Political

✭✭✭✭ 4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully spellbinding!, December 7, 2011
By D. Williamson "Hooked on Kindle!" (Moncton, NB Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Assassin's Wife (Kindle Edition)

The Assassin's Wife was a "sit at the edge of your seat" thriller; and I could not believe it was only 99 cents. When I start an exciting book I end up finishing it in the one sitting and this was what I did with this novel, and it was so worth it. Meg Coles was a teacher married to a wonderful husband for 10 years and never really knew who he was until his murder. What she goes through to stay alive is thrilling and unreal. Loved it!! Will be looking for a lot more of Roger Weston's books.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 02:11:12 BDT
Thank you very much Mr Kaul. I must say that your book sound like an absolute corker - I'll be bagging myself a copy very soon!
Best wishes,
M-H.
http://amazon.com/author/morrishenshaw

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2012 06:11:03 BDT
RK says:
Hi, Morris-Henshaw. I appreciate your comments.

Posted on 15 May 2012 12:01:34 BDT
Cliff Ball says:
New release: Times of Trial: an End Times novel (Book 2)
A preacher and his family, the Tyler's, have a church that is dying in Arizona. Even though the church is dying, they take care of the remaining senior saints, including the ones in nursing homes and in hospice. The remaining family, the White's, leave the same church and head to Wyoming to live in a community that was originally started by Doomsday Preppers back in the early 2000′s so they can attempt to escape the increasing persecution of Christians.

Meanwhile, President Collins orders the activation of Camps across the country that will house believers who he thinks are a threat to his rule. His patron, Michael Collins, manipulates events in the Middle East. The Tyler's end up with others in a camp in Arizona, while the White's and the community they live in gets attacked by government troops. Evans continues to manipulate events as the Rapture takes the Christians, and he gains ultimate power.

Times of Trouble: an End Times novel (Book 1)
Thirty years in the future, the U.S. government has turned into a tyranny as the EPA and TSA grow with ever more power.

Brian, the main character, tells his story from first person point of view. His work with the FBI involves mostly cyber terrorism and actual cases of potential real world terrorism. Eventually, his wife gives birth to their third child, who has Down's Syndrome, which does not please the U.S. Health Administration because there are rules and regulations set-up in cases like these to prevent "genetic freaks" as they like to call them, from sucking up a lot of Health Admin money. Because the Atwoods are born again Christians, they never considered aborting the baby, so now the Health people have to take him away to deal with the problem later.

Meanwhile, the Secret Service decides to recruit Brian to be the personal agent of the President of the United States, David Collins, due to his great work involving a case that dealt with terrorism that would've involved Offutt Air Force Base. Brian's faith is tested every day as he deals with a man who has no morals from what Brian can see, and is tested even more when his wife finds out that she's dying from a fast growing form of breast cancer. Trouble in the rest of the world occurs as Iran attempts to nuke Israel, which fails spectacularly, so Israel takes care of the problem. This brings condemnation from everyone, including the U.S., which takes the side of Iran.

When the re-election of Collins doesn't turn out the way he wanted it, he and his people declare the election nullified because of supposed "irregularities" with the ballots. Collins claims that the new President-elect may take the seat sometime in the middle of next year, if everything looks to be sorted out. Collins purges his staff of what he considers unloyal people, including Brian. At the same time, he loses his wife, but regains the son he thought he had lost.

Brian moves back to his family home in Nebraska, where we follow what happens as the country slowly falls apart. Events play out as Brian and his family sees the End Times approach.

Out of Time: A time travel novella
A scientist figures out that time is fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. His job is to find out if time can be changed.

The Usurper: (political intrigue)
Gary Jackson hates the U.S. and does whatever it takes to bring it down from within.

New Frontier (alternate history)
What-if Reagan became President in 1976? How would the space race have turned out?

Posted on 15 May 2012 15:50:04 BDT
Circle Spinner and Other Tales, a collection of fantasy and science fiction tales is now only £0.77! Circle Spinner and Other Tales

Circle Spinner and Other Tales by Elizabeth Baxter
Five fantasy and science fiction stories that will sweep you to other worlds.

Circle Spinner
Edith longs for a quiet retirement. She longs for her cottage by the sea and the company of her dogs. But the world, it seems, hasn't done with her yet. For Edith is a Circle Spinner, the only one who can save the city of Shine from the terrifying Pantheon. 6000 words

The Following Star
Angus walks the corridors of a starship with only his dog for company. He guards a precious cargo: a population of colonists searching for a new home. But when a sudden course change threatens the ship, Angus discovers that all is not as it seems. 6000 words

One of those Days
Simon is a high-flyer. Good job. Nice apartment. It's not his fault if his company is involved in shady dealings with the fairy realm is it? No, if he keeps his head down and mouth shut, Simon is sure everything will be okay. But the Prince of Fae and his motley band of followers have other ideas. They have Simon in mind for a very special mission. 7000 words

The Blessing of Silence
The game has been played for years uncounted. Sakara has watched players come and go and been powerless to save them. She is a slave. What difference could she possibly make? But when a new player suddenly enters the game, Sakara begins to realize that she holds within her the power to end the game forever. 6000 words

Fallen Angel
Matthew's faith is unshakable. A soldier in the United Church, he has dedicated his life to hunting demons. But when his latest mission goes wrong he discovers a secret that will cast everything he believes into doubt. 6000 words

Posted on 15 May 2012 18:38:48 BDT
Miss Marlowe says:
Crime novel, murder in the fashion business. £1.92.
The Lily Branch (DI Elizabeth Jewell)

Posted on 16 May 2012 11:53:21 BDT
I. Black says:
Hallo fellow-authors and readers.
Remember - all my novels are on Kindle as well as in paperback - so you can download a sample and then decide!

If you like novels about families and 'roots' this one may be just right for you.

Darshan: a Journey - a `who do you think you are' novel, that is currently being used as an English Literature Baccalaureate book in France .

Set mainly in Oxford and India: Sara, a young Indian student in Oxford sets out to find her estranged Welsh father - and to escape the prospect of an arranged marriage back in India. The result of her quest, which takes her through Europe, America and India, is not quite what she expected as she gets involved with a dangerous religious cult, a series of romantic catastrophes and discovers disturbing facts about her family history.

'An involving story, beautifully told.' Oxford Times Literary section

A gripping adventure and a poignant romance set in exotic lands.
The Moon's Complexion: A romantic thriller set in Surrey, India and Sri Lanka. Hannah, an English journalist, is fleeing from a stalker. She meets Ashok, an Indian doctor. Together they set out to trap the stalker. They fall in love but their romance is hampered by issues involving their overlapping past, as well as some cultural misunderstandings. It's also available in paperback.

`I challenge anyone to put this book down' Editor, London Student Newspaper

Even if fantasy is not your thing, this novel will surprise you. - try a sample and see!
Noontide Owls A Fantasy for young and old: The Conquering Army of Shoog the Awesome has marched out of Ambamar after 100 years. But freedom does not bring peace. It is left to 14-year-old Mara and the two noble Trumpeters to try and stop the city from destroying itself and all the marvellous beings that inhabit its world.
Pen and ink drawings throughout.

I could not put it down... I really cannot wait for my son to read it. It was fantastic.
Anjali Mittal, children's book author

Posted on 16 May 2012 13:21:38 BDT
Want to play the big boys at poker? Carla did, and won. Read what happened next.
All In
British thriller. Great reviews.

Posted on 16 May 2012 15:51:16 BDT
MDB says:
An Introduction To Marc D Brown
92p(possibly less)
poetry from a 26 year author with some twisted outlooks on life!

short poems easy to read....non poetry readers tend to be suprised to find they enjoy!

give it a shot and leave some comments

thankyou

www.facebook.com/wordsofmdbrown

Posted on 17 May 2012 21:11:55 BDT
Summer's coming. Time to stock up now for relaxed reading.

These are some of the great 5-star reads I've reviewed recently on Amazon:

The Animal Advocate
Story Time
The Jockey's Justice (The Mike Walsh Detective Novels)
Johnny Oops 11 - Timeless
M.O.D.
Rougarou
HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
SCARS: An Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel ~ Thriller Christian Fiction
Soul and Shadow (A Lily Evans Mystery)
Soul Identity

So give an Indie author a try. You might be surprised.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Posted on 17 May 2012 21:20:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2012 21:20:42 BDT
Roger Weston says:
Ancient artifacts discovered on a fog shrouded Alaskan island...
Spoils of a magnificent civilization unearthed...
A plot as cruel and unforgiving as the Bering Sea!

The Golden Catch
#60 in UK Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Men's Adventure

Posted on 17 May 2012 22:26:20 BDT
THE SECRET... A wickedly woven web of dark secrets, emotional conflict and romantic intrigue; throw in a gruesome murder to keep you guessing until the bitter sweet denouement.

A FACE TO DIE FOR...Pure nostalgia; the London fashion scene in the 1960s. A time when anything risqué goes, and frequently does! A love story full of scandal and glamour set amidst the background of one of the most decadent and revolutionary periods in modern history.

Posted on 18 May 2012 11:30:37 BDT
Travelman says:
Hello everyone. I have books on Kindle (and paperback except the novellas and The Mine) they're all set in West Africa during the turbulent sixties and have good reviews.
The Up-Country Man Memoir 180k words. A personal account of the first one hundred days inside secessionist Biafra.
The Last Bature (Batuuree) Fiction 102k words. The last white police officer in a failing ex-British colony tries to avert a catastrophe.
Tribal Gathering Short stories 104k words. All the human frailties are the subjects in eight stories with a twist.

My latest book The Mine Fiction. 110k words. A political thriller/adventure story set in a background of secession, civil war and breathtaking corruption.

I have extracted three of the stories from Tribal Gathering as tasters, available at 77p each.
Boom Town A man steals a fortune under cover of war. 21k words
Hot Metal Strange goings-on in the forest. 16k words
Juju-Men Delivering a parcel to the Freemasons' Lodge brings death and destruction to the region. 14k words.
Click on my profile for the website address and more info.
Ken Ryeland

Posted on 18 May 2012 11:53:38 BDT
Cliff Ball says:
For a limited time, most of my ebooks are on sale for 77p

Out of Time: A time travel novella
Don't Mess With Earth
Times of Trouble: an End Times novel
New Frontier (alternate history)
Times of Trial: an End Times novel

Posted on 18 May 2012 15:48:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 15:50:04 BDT
Last day to get my first newspaper thriller novel, DEADLINE for 71p. If you like it, you may want to try the sequel, just released, The Scorpion. Go behind the headlines for murder, action and romance.

Posted on 18 May 2012 16:10:19 BDT
BOOKWORM says:
Wild Water
Jack Redman, estate agent to the Cheshire set. An unlikely hero? Or someone to break all the rules?

Wild water is the story of forty-something estate agent Jack, who is stressed out not only by work, bills and the approach of Christmas but by the feeling that he and his wife Patsy are growing apart. His misgivings prove founded when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant.

At the same time as his marriage begins to collapse around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty five years before. He finds his feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?

Pan Macmillan Books; "It has a good combination of humour and poignancy.The characters are well portrayed and Jan delves shrewdly into their make-up, gradually allowing their traits to become evident and appreciated."

WILD WATER is the WINNER of the Cornerstones Literary Consultancy, 'Most Popular Self Published book' Competition. December 2011.

Wild water is Jan Ruth's first novel. Her second title Midnight Sky is now available.

Posted on 18 May 2012 23:01:41 BDT
Hi everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that my book, Jesus: a hell of a secret, is available in the kindle store for just $1.49. The novella is about Jesus and his "dark" little secret that the Roman Church has been hiding for centuries. I hope you'll take time to check it
out here
Jesus: a hell of a secret (Thriller)
where you can sample or purchase it. If you happen to like it, you may also take a look at Darkness, come on in... (Short stories).
Thank you for your support,
Bye from Italy

Posted on 18 May 2012 23:34:08 BDT
Gaspar The Thief

This is a new humorous fantasy adventure by British author, David A. Lindsay.

Follow the adventures of Gaspar, a freelance thief who stubbornly refuses to join the Thieves' Guild. Finding himself entangled in a series of mishaps and misfortunes mostly of his own making, and facing looming retribution from every quarter, he finally departs his native city.

Aided by Hubris, a seller of spells who similarly declines to pay his dues to Wizards' Hall, and Marna, a feisty thiefess with a quick tongue and a quicker temper, Gaspar hopes to lie low for a while, but events continue to go awry, leading from one catastrophe to the next in quick succession.

Brigands, sells-swords, goblin warlords, mages and even a tricksy wight all seem to have it in for him as he travels across the world of Lindor, stumbling from one calamity to the next, and yet somehow always surviving to tell the tale.

Told with humour, this is an exciting romp based in a fantasy world where anything can, and does, happen!

Posted on 19 May 2012 16:00:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 May 2012 16:01:19 BDT
The Scorpion
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
THE POWER OF A FREE PRESS 23 April 2012
By J. D. Michael Phelps - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified PurchaseMy introduction to Author James A. Anderson was his debut novel "DEADLINE". I have been an avid reader of multiple daily Newspapers since I was a teenager. I have been facinated with the mechanics of how Newspapers are put together, seemingly at the speed of light, so up-to-the-minute with international news coverage.

In "DEADLINE", Author JAMES A. ANDERSON gave me a real "behind-the-scenes" look at how a major newspaper manages to get up-to-the-minute news from around the world and delivered to your door-step, news stands and metal boxes in front of the local Denny's. With a newspaper; awash in rising debt, falling ad revenues and circulation, Publisher Andrew Chase brought in Braden Young, an American Newspaperman as Managing Editor, then turned to an old friend of his late father as an investor. His team of Reporters, spread throughout the world, were very loyal, and very good journalists as well. In "DEADLINE", Reporter Katie Cannon became the target of a serial rapist-killer, Reporter Trevor Trevanian was kidnapped by Al Queda in Pakistan, and a host of other mind-boggling events were happening. "DEADLINE" was like reading a breaking story, and I refused to put the paper down until I had absorbed every detail. "DEADLINE" is a FIVE STAR READ.

NOW, in his second novel, "SCORPION", Author JAMES A. ANDERSON, a retired Canadian Newspaper Journalist has given us more of his expertise as an Author with brilliant skills in creating a cast of characters, colorful, live desctriptions of the scenes, and breaking-news events with world-wide consequences. "SCORPION" is a Terrorist leader, bent on the destruction of the Canadian Infidels, so aligned with the United States. His planned attack in Toronto would have devastaing repercussions on the United States.

"SCORPION" moves so fast, as Mr. Anderson takes his readers inside Page One; with coverage of a high-society murder trial, heart-breaking story of a child's certain death in a hospital wanting to withdraw medical care, the attempted assignation of Canada's Prime Minister and his family, and "SCORPION" and his comrades bent on throwing a monkey-wrench into the Wedding of the Year, that of Publisher Andrew Chase and Katie Cannon.

Author JAMES A. ANDERSON has created the "TORONTO DAILY EXPRESS", for which I am a lifetime subscriber. He has enough material to out-do famed Author Earl Stanley Gardner's "Perry Mason" series of novels.

Mr. Anderson's "TORONTO DAILY EXPRESS" series, begining with "DEADLINE", and now "SCORPION" can certainly be brought to the Silver Screen and be instant "Blockbusters"!

"SCORPION" is worthy of TEN STARS . . . hope Amazon realizes Five Stars is just not enough for some novels.

Michael Phelps
Author
Miami Shores, Florida

Posted on 19 May 2012 17:07:27 BDT
Miss Mayne says:
The Curse of Fin Milton: In The Shadow of Etherea by Vivian Mayne
Available for a limited time for 0.96p to download to your Kindle.
Permalink: The Curse of Fin Milton (A paranormal magical romance) (In The Shadow of Etherea Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh take on the paranormal. 18 May 2012
By Jake
Format:Kindle Edition
I have finished reading The Curse of Fin Milton and fell in love with the supernatural slant on an action/romance story which I hope is the first of many, as by the end you are left wanting more.

Brilliant antagonists, their dark backstory intertwining with others over several generations - this hatred between families drives the fast-paced plot with so many twists I didn't see coming!

All in all a great read and look forward to finding out what happens with the heroes and finding out if they do pull off the impossible.

Posted on 19 May 2012 17:24:37 BDT
MDB says:
An Introduction To Marc D Brown

My book is currently FREE on Amazon :-)

Posted on 19 May 2012 18:08:17 BDT
Due to the response to The Second Amendment, it will be kept on offer FREE for a further month to run up until 20th June, 2012.

The Second Amendment #1

One simple thesis. But it threatens the very roots of the Constitution. There's too much at stake.

20,000 gun deaths a year, schoolyard massacres, and now a wave of militia bombings... America is under siege.

At the heart of the storm is Josette Horvath, the FBI counter-terrorist agent whose world is torn apart when her young son, Daniel, falls victim to a militia bomb. Her brother Bernard's latest political studies thesis meanwhile focuses on the thorny issue suddenly foremost with the President and an outraged America: stricter gun control.

But Bernard doesn't appreciate just how momentous and far-reaching his thesis is destined to become. And as Josette, torn between tracking the bombers and coping with her son's fate, discovers the extent to which the far right have infiltrated the FBI and the White House - she realizes this is one final battle she can't possibly win.

An explosive, uncompromising thriller which confronts head-on one of the most fiery issues of the past two decades: gun control.

...............

Reviews:
If Vince Flynn and John Grisham got together to tackle probably the most controversial issue of the past two decades - Gun Control - this is what they might come up with. Hair-trigger suspense all the way. Electrifying.
Crime Ink

The FBI and Capitol Hill go head-on against the far-right and self-appointed militias in this no-holds-barred thriller. Amongst all the bullets and mayhem, the thorny issue of gun control is also handled sensitively - but don't expect much time to draw breath between the two. A 'loaded' issue in more ways than one.
Books, etc.

A novelist of real accomplishment.
Amazon co.uk.

John Matthews is a leading British thriller writer. His books span genres of crime, action, mystery and legal-thriller and include: Basikasingo, Crescents of the Moon, Past Imperfect, The Last Witness, The Second Amendment, Ascension Day, The Shadow Chaser and The Prophet.

They have been translated into 12 languages with total sales of 1.2 million. In 2007, Past Imperfect was included in a top ten all-time best legal thrillers list in The Times. He was one of only two British authors in the list.

Posted on 19 May 2012 18:08:52 BDT
Due to the response to The Second Amendment, it will be kept on offer FREE for a further month to run up until 20th June, 2012.

The Second Amendment #1

One simple thesis. But it threatens the very roots of the Constitution. There's too much at stake.

20,000 gun deaths a year, schoolyard massacres, and now a wave of militia bombings... America is under siege.

At the heart of the storm is Josette Horvath, the FBI counter-terrorist agent whose world is torn apart when her young son, Daniel, falls victim to a militia bomb. Her brother Bernard's latest political studies thesis meanwhile focuses on the thorny issue suddenly foremost with the President and an outraged America: stricter gun control.

But Bernard doesn't appreciate just how momentous and far-reaching his thesis is destined to become. And as Josette, torn between tracking the bombers and coping with her son's fate, discovers the extent to which the far right have infiltrated the FBI and the White House - she realizes this is one final battle she can't possibly win.

An explosive, uncompromising thriller which confronts head-on one of the most fiery issues of the past two decades: gun control.

...............

Reviews:
If Vince Flynn and John Grisham got together to tackle probably the most controversial issue of the past two decades - Gun Control - this is what they might come up with. Hair-trigger suspense all the way. Electrifying.
Crime Ink

The FBI and Capitol Hill go head-on against the far-right and self-appointed militias in this no-holds-barred thriller. Amongst all the bullets and mayhem, the thorny issue of gun control is also handled sensitively - but don't expect much time to draw breath between the two. A 'loaded' issue in more ways than one.
Books, etc.

A novelist of real accomplishment.
Amazon co.uk.

John Matthews is a leading British thriller writer. His books span genres of crime, action, mystery and legal-thriller and include: Basikasingo, Crescents of the Moon, Past Imperfect, The Last Witness, The Second Amendment, Ascension Day, The Shadow Chaser and The Prophet.

They have been translated into 12 languages with total sales of 1.2 million. In 2007, Past Imperfect was included in a top ten all-time best legal thrillers list in The Times. He was one of only two British authors in the list.

Posted on 19 May 2012 20:19:39 BDT
The Bub says:
As the Wimbledon season will soon be upon us (and weather to match!), I'm offering Break Point at 0.99 until the end of July.

It's the start of the 1999 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Break Point is not only about an obsession with Wimbledon: the game of tennis itself becomes a metaphor for the other psychological matches taking place at the house of peevish old Gwen McMahon. Carers come and go, but who will survive to the final?

Winner of one of the Paparazzi Sports Fiction Awards 2010
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