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Posted on 9 Dec 2011 10:54:34 GMT
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Posted on 9 Dec 2011 15:15:56 GMT
Babe On Board (Romantic Comedy)

Hi,

My new ebook Babe On Board (Romantic Comedy) mumlit novel has just gone online and is free for the next appx 24 hours - I'm trying to extend it by a day but might not be successful.

Single Motherhood At 40 Is A Very Bumpy Ride!

"A tender, entertaining read with some lovely set passages and an unexpected, heart-warming conclusion." THE BOOKSELLER

When 40 year old singleton Molly becomes pregnant to her commitment-phobe long-term lover, he runs. Weary of her fashionable Notting Hill existence, Molly seeks the simple country life with her baby. She gets no further than a tiny apartment in Kew Gardens, one of London's greenest, prettiest, and wealthiest, suburbs. There she finds new friends at a post-natal group. They bond not only over baby talk but in their collective but distant lust for Caroline's exotic student gardener Christophe, a French perfumier studying orchids at Kew Gardens. Broke and alone, Molly struggles to fit in. She battles with the love for her baby's father that deepens with every tiny development of their child that he's missing; the surprising, secret advances of Christophe; and the universal questions of motherhood: to stay at home or go to work. Unlike her new friends, Molly has no choice, but which comes first, the childminder or the job? And whilst Molly's old single friends are convinced she's 'gone over to the other side', she discovers her newly acquired married ones are more than a little wary of her single status.

"A very funny story, bound to appeal to any new mum." BEST

"Highly amusing, perceptive tale." FAMILIES MAGAZINE

"Entertaining mum-lit comedy." BABY & YOU

"Definitely one for independent women." PRIMA BABY

"A fast, funny read. I loved it!" KATE HARRISON

If you enjoyed I Don't Know How She Does It you'll LOVE this!

Posted on 9 Dec 2011 17:40:15 GMT
S LIVINGSTON says:
Kindling - a collection of twelve tales by award-winning short story author Stephen Livingston. Written in a wide range of styles and covering a variety of themes from art, science and politics to metamorphosis, madness and murder.

In the beginning there was the word, and the word was . . . Kindling . . .

Posted on 9 Dec 2011 22:43:47 GMT
Alison Buck says:
>> ABIDING EVIL <<

A group of friends and their children travel to a newly re-opened hotel that lies a mile or so within the boundaries of a vast, ancient forest. Cut off by an unexpected and powerful early snowstorm they soon realise that the almost impenetrable forest surrounding them is hiding a dark, abiding malevolence.
And it is hunting them.
Battling the deep snow, poorly equipped and with no communication or hope of help from the world beyond the trees, the friends are thrown into a desperate and terrifying fight for survival.

With 18 ✭✭✭✭✭ reviews (Amazon UK and US), this chilling supernatural horror thriller has been described by reviewers as:

"THE BEST HORROR I HAVE READ IN YEARS"
"AN INCREDIBLY SPOOKY READ"
"AMAZING, ENTICING, WITH WONDERFUL IMAGERY"
"A SUPERB READ"
"I THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND THIS"
"A DARK TALE, FULL OF MENACE"
"BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN AGES"
"A TRULY TERRIFYING EVIL PRESENCE"
"I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS BOOK HIGHLY ENOUGH"
"EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK WAS SPOT ON"
"SUPERB HORROR, WONDERFULLY WRITTEN"
"I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!"
"THIS NOVEL TOTALLY BLEW ME AWAY"

Enjoy ;-)

Alison Buck
Abiding Evil
Devoted Sisters
Both titles available on Kindle (£1.99),
Kobo, WHSmith, Apple iBookstore,
Google eBookstore and in paperback.

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 16:09:01 GMT
Ignite says:
You will find a number of indie authors together in A Goodreads Gallimaufrey together with work from completely new writers whose names you may recognise.
Gallimaufrey - an almost obsolete culinary term meaning a hotch-potch or medley. This is an anthology of short stories, non-fiction, poems and recipes from the authors and readers of the Goodreads UK Amazon Kindle Forum. You will find funny, supernatural, serious and silly here and there's even a short visit from a lady vampire. Easy recipes from our site's threads complete the collection. The forum is a happy, friendly, book centred place where readers and authors enjoy interaction and mutual respect and this book is our first joint venture.

It will cost you 86p and afford delightful dipping in and out opportunities. We hope you will read and enjoy it.

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 17:00:28 GMT
Travelman says:
Check out my action/adventure/Africa themed books all set in the 1960s. Available in Kindle and Paperback format.
The Up-Country Man Memoir. A personal account of the first one hundred days inside secessionist Biafra. 180k words. Great Reviews
The Last Bature(Batuuree) Fiction. The last white police officer in a failing ex-British colony tries to avert a catastrophe. 102k words.
Tribal Gathering Eight not so short stories about all the human frailties. 104k words.
The following Novellas are extracted from "Tribal Gathering" as tasters at 86p each in Kindle format only.
Boom Town A man steals a fortune under cover of tribal war. 21k words.
Hot Metal Strange happenings in the forest reach out to a man's family in England. 16k words
Juju-Men Delivering a parcel to the Freemasons' Lodge brings death and destruction to the region. 14k words.
I'm giving away one of my novellas to the end of December. Click on my profile (Travelman) for the web page and follow the instructions there.
Ken Ryeland

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 23:48:45 GMT
Alison Buck says:
DEVOTED SISTERS

Thought-provoking and intelligent, Devoted Sisters is a 'beautifully written psychological drama'.

Elderly sisters Lizzie and May live quiet, ordered lives in the house in which they were born; their self-imposed seclusion and the unchanging predictability of their lives shielding them from the changing world beyond.
But the day comes when their protective isolation is broken; the world outside forces its way in. A stranger appears, unsettling them, bringing with him the threat of danger, upheaval and violence.
Fearful and alone, with all semblance of comforting routine wrenched away from them, Lizzie and May are driven to desperation. Dark memories emerge from their buried past as the sisters gradually slip from reason into their own confused realities.
Their former, carefully regulated world is now a distant, shattered memory.

Devoted Sisters is currently:
#47 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Psychological
#94 in Books > Fiction > Psychological

Enjoy ;-)

Alison Buck
Devoted Sisters
Abiding Evil
Both titles available on Kindle (£1.99),
Kobo, WHSmith, Apple iBookstore,
Google eBookstore and in paperback.

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 23:52:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2011 23:53:11 GMT
Just want to mention that my novel THE SECRET has now been reduced to £1.48 for the next 2 months. So all you new Kindle users can download it over the Festive Season at this lower price. Even if you're not a new Kindle user and haven't considered it yet... do please give it a go.
If you fancy a wickedy woven web of dark secrets, emotional conflict and romantic intrigue that will keep you glued to your Kindle till the bitter sweet denouement, then this could be just the book for you...
Below is a brief outline:

James Stirling, ambitious travel journalist, returns to London from the Far East. His future looks promising with a TV contract lined up. But endeavours to re-kindle his love affair with ex girlfriend, Ellie, are failing. When he becomes implicated in a murder, things go even more awry.

Fran Walker is riding high. Successful interior designer and presenter of her own reality TV show, she has always harboured a secret passion for James. As Ellie's best friend, this causes complications. During the murder investigation, James stays with Fran and romance develops, but their newfound happiness is soon threatened. Beautician, and dieting fanatic, Ellie Mathews, is an enigma. What is drawing her away from her beloved London to Dorset? Can true love triumph, and will dark secrets and an elusive killer ultimately be exposed?

Please take a look... you won't be disappointed.
Best wishes
Jan

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 10:52:26 GMT
£0.86

The latest 5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 19 Nov 2011
By Carol "Carol" (UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
A good all round read!
I confess I don't normally read this genre! But after hearing so much about the book I decided to give it a try.
I'm so pleased that I did!
Yes, it makes you concentrate, which in my view is an excellent thing.
There are flashbacks these add to the story.
I found myself wanting to know more and more as the story progressed.
All in all a brilliant read, my congratulations to the author. I am looking forward to reading LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)

Full selection at http://amzn.to/ntM5mY

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 13:33:36 GMT
A work of fiction set during WW1. A time when tactics as far back as Roman times were employed by the British army against modern artillery. Oh the shame of it when cavalry was ordered to charge against a hail of machine gun bullets cutting man and horse to ribbons. How dare they turn a blind eye and expect fighting men to stand knee deep in rat infested waters waiting for certain death.

GOING HOME TO RUBY.
Available on kindle

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 14:36:30 GMT
Tomorrow Blossoms

When Kate's husband, Ward, locates the son she put up for adoption as an unwed teen, she's understandably wary. What if he looks like his father instead of Ward?

The boy, now a man, is also wary. Who are these people who suddenly want him to be a part of their lives? Where were they when he was growing up, when he needed to feel a part of something bigger? After meeting each other, everyone's fears dissipate.

Then Ward passes away unexpectedly. Although devastated, Kate is thankful he never knew the truth. Facing the rest of her life alone, she returns to work in the company he founded. She's still coming to grips with life as a single when she learns her son was adopted into the family of Jesse, the boy who turned her away as a pregnant teen.

Thank you for reading. Please visit my website for other offerings.

Tomorrow Blossoms priced at 2.23

Posted on 11 Dec 2011 22:24:02 GMT
MadCow says:
Viktor Cicicu ran the barrel of the old Luger up his wife's thigh and registered contentment. Her legs were long and creamy, solid but shapely. That's what he called a woman. She was real, not one of these flimsy females who would snap if you held them too tight. He'd missed her. But her trip had been necessary. She'd had to pick up the old papers, documents, things to prove everything - if it came to that. He slid the nose of the pistol into the crevice of her groin and prodded her gently.

`Are you listening, Baba?' she said, pushing his hand away.

He liked her calling him Baba - Daddy - it gave him a feeling of power - like she was a little girl and he controlled her. A little girl housed in a woman's body, though. He wasn't like Kristo. No, nothing like that sick pervert with his flat-chested schoolgirls.

`All I want is to bring that b*st*rd down,' she went on, her eyes gleaming in the firelight. `I'd prefer him to refuse to go along with it, you know. I really would. I'd like to see him squirm when the police get hold of him.'

`Now now, Bebe.' He'd got used to calling her Baby, too - though there were other names more appropriate for an all-woman package like her. `Remember the money. It will not serve us to bring him crashing down. We need to keep him where he is and simply... milk him. He will become our cash cow.'

`I know. You're right, Baba. As usual.' She scratched idly at her right n*pple. Viktor licked his lips as he watched the brown teat stiffen.

`But I would love to know he was being hurt and humiliated,' she went on. `It's what he deserves. I can't let him get away with what he's done to me.'

DON'T LOOK DOWN by Barbara Scott Emmett
Thriller £2quid odd

Posted on 12 Dec 2011 08:23:39 GMT
Alison Buck says:
Hello all
If you're looking for that Christmas Kindle read, or simply want to try some new authors,
read [Re]Awakenings, an anthology of new Speculative Fiction.

This wonderful collection of 15 new short stories, from 7 writers, explores the theme of Re-awakening in styles from the deadly serious to the joyfully silly.

There's something for all who enjoy Speculative Fiction:

>> There is science fiction; some serious, some funny, some poignant.
>> There are paranormal stories, both scary and metaphysical.
>> And finally... there is fantasy. Folk story and fairy tale standards get very new treatments!

A terrific read!

Enjoy :-)

[Re]Awakenings
Available on Kindle (£2.99) and iBooks.

Posted on 12 Dec 2011 14:09:19 GMT
Roaming into the mysteries of his own past and across a phantasmal eighteenth century landscape, the Wanderer begins his journey of dark sublimity in a world inhabited by wisps of horror, despair and a terrible Truth regarding the fate of the Earth. Embracing the traits of classic Gothic horror, Words to the Wise: Book One (The Awakening) is a forbidding trek into the sinful nature of god, the human soul and the pain of immortality.

Words to the Wise: Book Two (Towards Darker Climes)
Continuing his journey into the unplumbed depths of his horrific past, The Wanderer has set his eye upon the sinister town of Sirrenvaag, in which resides not only the truth of his identity, but also the answers pertaining to the enigmas of the afterlife, God, Silenoz, Litithius and the secrets housed within the human soul.
'Towards Darker Climes' is the second book in the 'Words to the Wise' saga and charts The Wanderer's journey into a new century, a new wasteland of mystery, intrigue, the supernatural and the darkness of a portentous future.

A Dish Best Served Cold (A Supernatural Thriller)
"I've done something ... terrible."

In the pre-dawn hours Michael's phone call to his best friend instigates a chain of events that propels them into uncharted avenues of despair.
Detailing the consequences of delving too deeply into the unknown, 'A Dish Best Served Cold' is a supernatural novella that explores the darker side of human nature and the beyond.

Cornelius (he who wants shadows for Christmas)
http://corneliusharker.blogspot.com/

Posted on 12 Dec 2011 21:54:48 GMT
MadCow says:
The display was largely made up of faded red, white and blue British Union flags, some assorted sepia postcards, military badges and a few medals. The centrepiece of the display was an old Royal Navy poster that featured a bearded Jolly Jack tar with a welcoming hand. The advertisement asked for smart young men to Join and Feel a Man - some things never change.

From the outside it didn't look too nefarious, so I pushed the door and went in. An old brass overhead bell attached to a spring tinkled to announce my presence. It was dim and smelled of stale tobacco and dampness.

The joint was packed with glass cabinets full of helmets, uniforms, bayonets, medals - but it was the Third Reich display that got me. There were mannequins in full black SS uniforms with backdrops of swastika flags and a portrait of the Fuhrer, which looked as though some kid had done it with a painting by numbers set.

`Can I help you mate?' said this low pitched male voice emanating from behind a black curtain in what was presumably the back shop. A small bald headed guy in his late thirties with a gingerish beard stepped out. He was definitely not a specimen of the master race. I thought of asking if Deputy Fuhrer Hess was about but decided to play simple.

`Naw, you're okay thanks,' I said and continued to look around the grotto. What I was hoping to find I don't know.

`Collect anything in particular?' he asked.

I scratched my chin. `Gold, Nazi gold.'

The Bumble's End by Jimmy Bain
TARTAN NOIR - CRIME WITH A LARGE DOLLOP OF DARK HUMOUR.

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 03:12:33 GMT
Roger Weston says:
1. The Golden Catch
#7 in UK Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Men's Adventure

Customer review:
"This is one of the best books I have read all year, and I couldn't put it down...if you like Clive Cussler, Matthew Reilly or Daniel Silva you will like this book, it had me gripped from page one and the ending is truly exciting."

2. The Assassin's Wife
#24 in UK Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > Political

Customer review:
"This book grabbed me with the first sentence. It was adventure filled and thrilling."

Only 86p each on Kindle!

Posted on 13 Dec 2011 06:00:09 GMT
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Posted on 14 Dec 2011 14:14:14 GMT
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip £1.40
A True Account by an eye witness to history

Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and the Second World endured. Was Now, in 1945 in Hamburg, Germany, he must come to terms with a nation physically and emotionally devastated. In this memoir, he narrates a story of people searching to belong and survive in a world that was almost destroyed.
Hamburg 1947 recounts Smith's youthful RAF days as part of the occupational forces in post-war Germany. A wireless operator during the war, he doesn ' t want to return to Britain and join a queue of unemployed former servicemen,. Reenlist he for long term duty in occupied Germany From his billet in Hamburg, a city razed to the ground by aerial bombardment remorseless, he witnesses a people and on the era brink of annihilation. This narrative presents a street-level view of a city reduced to rubble populated with refugees, black marketers, and cynical soldiers.
At times grim and other times amusing, Smith writes a memoir relaying the social history about this time and place , providing a unique look at post-WWII Germany. Hamburg 1947 is both a love story for a city and a passionate love affair with a retailing of a young German Woman.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011 15:04:03 GMT
What befalls a rising neurosurgeon? Doctor Danny's OR nurse is not what she seems! Join an esteemed neurosurgeon, his paramedic best friend, and a roguish retriever who go in search of the woman who left in a hurry. A modern romantic suspense: Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR. ~76,000 word count novel. (4 1/2 overall STAR review by Red Adept Reviews).

A feisty female pilot, an astute anesthesiologist, a budding teen romance, and a hurricane-battered dog who escapes a crushed metal pile into the blowing sand and gusty wind. Meet these and other vivid characters in Outcome, A Novel: There's more than a hurricane coming .... ~ 84,000 word count novel.
Here's what The Midwest Book Review had to say: A unique work of fiction by a master storyteller, "Outcome" is a deftly written novel that will engage the reader's total attention from beginning to end, making it highly recommended.

Looking for some straight talk about how to stay fit, healthy, and motivated after fifty? Younger Next Decade has refreshing ideas and is a fun read from a credible source. Ranked from #1 and #2 to #50 for advice & how-to in the US Kindle store for women's health and healthy living over the last week.

Posted on 16 Dec 2011 15:45:46 GMT
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Posted on 18 Dec 2011 04:27:02 GMT
MadCow says:
DON'T LOOK DOWN
A thriller by Barbara Scott Emmett

`What happened, Baba? Are you all right? You're not hurt?'

`We're not hurt. Kristo banged his head, that's all.' Viktor chuckled into the phone. `No harm done there.'

`Pity.'

`Now now, Bebe. Don't be a naughty little girl. For the moment we need him. As soon as we no longer require his services...' For his own amusement, Viktor raised two fingers like the barrel of his Luger and used his thumb as the trigger.

`And the English woman?'

He sighed. `The b*tch got away again.'

`Oh Baba. The simplest task.'

`It couldn't be helped, my darling. Don't worry. I'll deal with her next time.'

`No Viktor. I will deal with her. I have an idea. Something that will serve more than one purpose. What is the name of that motel?'

Posted on 18 Dec 2011 23:50:49 GMT
The Bub says:
As a special Christmas promotional offer, all my books are available for 0.99 until the end of January

Down The Tubes
Break Point
Far Cry From The Turquoise Room
Little Guide to Unhip
Seaview Terrace
Suckers n Scallies
Lost The Plot
Tales By Kindlelight
Savage To Savvy

Merry Crimbo all :-)

Posted on 19 Dec 2011 05:01:33 GMT
Tui Allen says:
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the great marine intellects which evolved tens of millions of years before humans came down from the trees?
Recently, forces from the universe decided that the time had come for humans to hear the defining story of their planet. This book is that story. Are we the last intelligent beings in the developed universe to hear it?
Live awhile in Ocean Mind. Be prepared to forget your human material obsessions as you slip away and dance the waves with the young female dolphin Ripple. A divine narrator of the Hereafter sweeps you from Ripple's life in the unimaginably distant past to the not-so-distant future where you can see Ripple's impact on modern humanity. Follow Ripple as she negotiates the beauties and horrors of the ancient oceans and falls in love with the fighter Cosmo in the wild surf of Point Savage. Be there beside her when love stimulates her to a single achievement which brings renown to this planet, changes the universe forever, exalts the angels and ensures Ripple's fame will outlive the planet itself.

FULL PROCEEDS FROM THE E-BOOK AND PRINT BOOK GO TO THE WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY

The ten five-star reviews are all on the US kindle store so if you want to read them search for Ripple Tui over there. These reviews were all unsolicited and they make me cry. Ripple is now in the top 5% on the US kindle bestsellers list, and she's only been out for 3 months.

here's the e-book:
Ripple

And here's the print book:
Ripple

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