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Posted on 20 Dec 2011 12:34:18 GMT
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip 1.40
A True Story about life on the razor's edge of history

Twenty-two years old and ready for peace, Harry Leslie Smith has survived the Great Depression and endured the Second World War. 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; he reenlists for long term duty in occupied Germany. From his billet in Hamburg, a city razed to the ground by remorseless aerial bombardment, he witnesses a people and era on the 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 retailing of a love affair with a young German woman

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 16:55:40 GMT
The Bub says:
Could someone clarify for me - is this the MOA forum?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2011 21:18:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Dec 2011 21:23:20 GMT
Nell Grey says:
I thought it must be because of the thread title, but I just did a search to check and apparently it's here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_rvt?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3ETKKJQSTRPGM

I've therefore deleted my earlier post.

If we're not allowed to use existing threads so specifically named, perhaps Amazon should delete or lock them - it's all incredibly confusing.

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 21:28:10 GMT
Minijax says:
Are you still blundering around in the dark, Bubbity? I thought you'd found your way there. (I've been out all day, and am reading through 1000 or so messages, many from lost souls looking for MOA. There should be champagne for those who arrive there.

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 22:31:40 GMT
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Posted on 20 Dec 2011 22:34:55 GMT
The Storyteller: A Ghostly Tale For Christmas
It's Christmas Eve. Midnight. Tobias and Loriana are in a deserted car park, talking about leaving their partners and running away together. It's freezing, apparently cold enough to freeze the dashboard clock to 12:03AM. Loriana's phone rings, that too is stuck at 12:03AM. Confused and a little scared, they drive away. Suddenly Tobias cries out and demands Loriana stop the car. They run back to look at the Town Hall clock. It's stopped at exactly 12:03AM. It is then that they notice a side door to the Town Hall is slightly ajar...

The Storyteller is a festive short story which owes a large debt to A Christmas Carol. It is about how we can't always see that what we want may not be what is right for us and that what we truly need might be right in front of us.

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 14:57:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Dec 2011 15:35:22 GMT
The Bub says:
Hi Minijax
No, I finally found my way over there, but this 'Kindle Book Forum' is confusing me as there are still promo threads going on here :-/

Here's one of mine while I'm at it:

Savage To Savvy

Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Professor Mala, pioneer of a new project to rehabilitate dog-reared feral child, Nicki. Heidi is soon asking questions and her mission takes on sinister overtones. As the truth outs, the lives of all concerned begin to unravel. Savage To Savvy is a psychological novel following the structure of an academic paper: Abstract, Introduction, Method & Results, Discussion, Conclusions.

Now at 0.99 with my other books until the end of January!

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 15:44:39 GMT
Minijax says:
Yes, I feel the same way, Bubbity. Maybe they are all going to be wiped out in one go, but at least we will all then be able to swim to the little island for MOA.

My genealogical novel, Tainted Tree is also reduced for a short period, down to 99p. 367 pages in print format and nine 5* reviews.

Jackie

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 16:01:26 GMT
The Bub says:
Yes, Jackie, let's enjoy having two places while we can!

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 17:27:12 GMT
Bubbity, Jackie:
I think we should keep it going as long as we can... since the MOA forum isn't exactly that easily accessible for many people!
Glad you found your way there eventually, Bubbity!
Not so very active on there though is it?... So clearly few people can get on it!!! It's ludicrous!
Cheers
Jan

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 17:30:09 GMT
Carla wanted to be rich and own nice clothes. Not much wrong with that, provided she could find a way to move on from a difficult past. Her way out was playing poker for high stakes, using Fat Yang as her mentor. Trouble is, it wasn't a game of cards that Fat Yang had in mind for her. It was something far more dangerous.
Fortunately for her, she discovered his intentions just in time.
And that's when the fun started.
"ALL IN"

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 19:16:29 GMT
Derek Adams from my Midnight Eye books was voted Best Occult Detective character by Bob Freeman in his end of year round up of Occult Detection... I also got two other awards, including Best Occult Detective Author

The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet
The Midnight Eye Files: The Sirens
The Midnight Eye Files: The Skin Game

http://authorbobfreeman.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/the-2nd-annual-occult-detective-awards-part-iv/

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 02:49:33 GMT
I specialise in the blatantly obvious and this book contains real life humour, easily relatable (unfortunately so) but most folk will understand the continual dilemmas in a tale that spans 25 years of yo-yo dieting, punishing and suffering for a cause and a battle that is never won.

I present to you THE FAT BAG stuck between a rock cake & a hard plaice which has been described as Bridget-Jones's-Diary-esque (big knickers sadly appropriate), given my dry wit bordering on the ridiculous with a spattering of sarcasm, but also my way of looking at the funny side of a serious aspect of ordinary life.

"I've lost weight hundreds of times; I just can't keep it off " is a familiar cry, and I have been striving to do just that since my teens.

Now, in later years and still battling the bulge, I've put my dieting efforts together and The Fat Bag title is a play on words that resonate throughout the whole book, and includes chapters entitled "This Little Piggie Went to Town", "Not All Menus Are Created Equal", "Less Is More?" and "Whine & Dine"!

But it's not a tale of woe. There are no quick-fixes granted, but the truth is laid bare and people who have read it have pointed out the sheer enjoyment and entertainment factor that I have brought to life.

We've all..."Been There, Done That & Bulged Out of the Tee Shirt", everything is just so... "Finger-Lickin' Good" but as the old saying goes ..."What Don't Kill Will Fatten"!

Can you relate to the struggle? Will you be miffed if you find no quick-fix solutions in these musings, or will you applaud someone having the guts to 'tell it like it is' with not a lecture in sight on the very controversial subject about dieting, weight-loss, obesity, and the love of food-glorious-food.

One reviewer said "...there's something for everyone, it takes you on the author's journey and you laugh at the bits that resonate the most with your own experience".

I'd appreciate a 'like' on Amazon if you look. Many thanks.

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 04:07:11 GMT
Tui Allen says:
Just four hours left to grab a Ripple before the free promo ends. I'm getting fantastic responses to the story from complete strangers.
The reviews are all on Amazon.com in the US here:
Ripple e-book
http://amzn.to/o6r7AT

But you Brits can only buy the e-book on your Amazon here:
Ripple

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 14:29:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2012 14:30:12 GMT
Nuke em in Jesus' name: Or How the American Empire Can Avoid the Coming Economic Collapse

Thanks for the opportunity to promote my new novel -- Nuke em in Je$u$' name.

Here's a synopsis, and Happy New Year to every book lover out there:

Nuke 'em in Je$u$' Name paints present-day America as a black comedy, where post-9/11 life has come to imitate art in a weird dysfunctional sort of way. The president's been shot Christmas Day in downtown Washington D.C. at the Iraqi War Orphans Home by a 12-year-old female resident? What in the world is happening to America? It's bad enough the economy is still stuck in reverse - now this? No doubt about it. Time to roll out the nukes. At least that's what conservative American patriots and Evangelical Christians are screaming. Enough pussy-footing around. Nuke Iran. Hell, nuke somebody. Anybody.

Meanwhile, happily ensconced in this novel, eager to provide his favorite FAUX News reporter with some helpful political analysis, former President Johnny P. Barker is back to snorting endless lines of coke now that he's retired from public office; his syntax still a jumbled mess. Not too far away, over at Walter Reed Army Hospital, President Barney Kenton has awakened from his coma only two days after being shot in the head; but uh-oh, he starts doing what none of his predecessors has ever done - he starts spouting the truth about war and economics in direct opposition to the rich-and-powerful people who put him in office. Will he survive this betrayal?

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 15:27:16 GMT
Cliff Ball says:
New Frontier (speculative fiction, alt history)

New Frontier is my 5th novel, just recently published

In this speculative fiction novel, what-if Ronald Reagan became President in 1976 instead? He continues with the moon landings, and declares that a moon base would be established, followed by a Mars Base by 1989. The Soviets decide to up the ante by building an interstellar starship, and send it on its way as the US establishes a permanent presence on the Moon.

Terrorism rears its ugly head, which will forever change American politics, but not the Space Race. The new POTUS has to pursue these enemies of the US to secure America's future. We follow America's progress from Moon to Mars to an eventual starship mission out of the solar system, which will continue in book two.

The Usurper (thriller, political intrigue)
Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the United States from within, allying himself with America's enemies to accomplish the deed, and he stops at nothing to get what he wants. A small group of patriotic Americans decide they need to stop him. Will they succeed or will the US be relegated to the dustbin of history?

Out of Time: A time travel novella is only 86p
A scientist figures out that time is fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. His task his to figure out if time can be changed...

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 18:52:00 GMT
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Posted on 8 Jan 2012 18:08:20 GMT
Chase Wright A World Of Chaos (Worlds Of Chaos)is my first ever novel and is on sale for under three dollars. Here's what it's about.

In 1989 the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration discovers a collection of wormholes along the Orion constellation. NASA forms two agencies known as the E.O.A & the S.E.A, to explore these discovered wormholes. Fifteen years later, the E.O.A & S.E.A ascertain that manned travel is possible through the wormholes and succeed in carrying this out--- but with dire consequences.

After travelling through a wormhole, a mission team led by Emma Hayes a beautiful but tough as nails S.E.A agent, discovers a planet quite similar to Earth located 3,000,000 light years away. There discovery would have resulted in unprecedented benefits to mankind, if only they did not fall into the clutches of a homicidal alien who calls himself Master Arilius. Master Arilius imprisons Emma Hayes and her team and transmits a trade offer that the S.E.A & E.O.A want no part of.

Is there no hope for Emma Hayes and her team? Enter Chase Wright, the unlikely assassin brought in to aid in the daunting rescue mission of Emma and her team.

Posted on 11 Jan 2012 23:13:26 GMT
Chase Wright A World Of Chaos (Worlds Of Chaos)is about an assassin and his amazing adventure.

In 1989 the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration discovers a collection of wormholes along the Orion constellation. NASA forms two agencies known as the E.O.A & the S.E.A, to explore these discovered wormholes. Fifteen years later, the E.O.A & S.E.A ascertain that manned travel is possible through the wormholes and succeed in carrying this out--- but with dire consequences.

After travelling through a wormhole, a mission team led by Emma Hayes a beautiful but tough as nails S.E.A agent, discovers a planet quite similar to Earth located 3,000,000 light years away. There discovery would have resulted in unprecedented benefits to mankind, if only they did not fall into the clutches of a homicidal alien who calls himself Master Arilius. Master Arilius imprisons Emma Hayes and her team and transmits a trade offer that the S.E.A & E.O.A want no part of.

Is there no hope for Emma Hayes and her team? Enter Chase Wright, the unlikely assassin brought in to aid in the daunting rescue mission of Emma and her team.

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 01:35:14 GMT
Chase Wright A World Of Chaos (Worlds Of Chaos) is about an assassin and his amazing adventure.

In 1989 the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration discovers a collection of wormholes along the Orion constellation. NASA forms two agencies known as the E.O.A & the S.E.A, to explore these discovered wormholes. Fifteen years later, the E.O.A & S.E.A ascertain that manned travel is possible through the wormholes and succeed in carrying this out--- but with dire consequences.

After travelling through a wormhole, a mission team led by Emma Hayes a beautiful but tough as nails S.E.A agent, discovers a planet quite similar to Earth located 3,000,000 light years away. There discovery would have resulted in unprecedented benefits to mankind, if only they did not fall into the clutches of a homicidal alien who calls himself Master Arilius. Master Arilius imprisons Emma Hayes and her team and transmits a trade offer that the S.E.A & E.O.A want no part of.

Is there no hope for Emma Hayes and her team? Enter Chase Wright, the unlikely assassin brought in to aid in the daunting rescue mission of Emma and her team.

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 10:12:32 GMT
Jordan Smith says:
Dirty Sparkle!
Finding Isaak

Set in Manchester UK, these novels explore the lives of the friends and families of a defunct indie band and how their lifestyles have affected them two decades on.

Praise for Jordan Smith:
'Jordan Smith has captured the essence of Madchester and told us how ordinary people's lives can be affected by pop culture.' Miki Christy, Afflecks Palace, Manchester

'Dirty Sparkle is one of the few books that has made me laugh and cry at the same time. Jordan Smith has understood how people's minds work and managed to get that onto the page.'
Vicky Hargreaves, review for MEN

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 23:02:31 GMT
Jerry says:
From a review of The Ambivalent Corpse (Crime and Pun Is Meant) on Amazon. Four Stars. Amazon Verified Purchase
"Namroff" says: "This combination murder mystery and tour of South America moves along very quickly. There are a few surprises but like the really good mysteries, the clues are there. Having been to Montevideo and Buenos Aires and being a Jewish biochemist, this book had special appeal to me. Regardless, I think anyone looking for a bit of diversion would enjoy it. This is the authors' second work of fiction and shows real promise for creating a new genre- the punster detective - and what's more novel than that?"

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 12:22:11 GMT
Minijax says:
This is my 14th review of Tainted Tree. Lucky for me I've got past the 13th; lucky for me this is the 11th five star review. Tainted Tree is 367 pages in print format and under 2 for the Kindle. It tells of an adopted American girl's quest to find out about her English family in Surrey and the West Country.

"This epic tale spans the period from World War 1 to 1990's. It tells of illigitimacy and love both true and twisted.The protagonist examines her own life and that of the preceding three generations.The depth of characterisation and tightness of the plot made this for me a page turning read."

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 13:31:15 GMT
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