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Initial post: 9 May 2012 15:53:56 BDT
B. Rawlinson says:
The second in my series about a Private eye called Michael Fielding came out today. It's called 'Cash Point'.
Cash Point (Michael Fielding Book 2)
I used the free promo on the first (Killing Share) and was astonished that over 10,000 downloaded.
Killing Share (Michael Fielding Book 1)
I have since sold very few but I have hope !!!

Posted on 10 May 2012 09:03:42 BDT
Tonkalou says:
Whenever we meet someone who's really old, the first question on our lips is `so what's your secret?'

Well, what if there was a secret? Not something new but something so old that all the locals believe in it and trust it completely. Would you want to know what it was? Would you want to try it for yourself? Would you give it to your children?

There is just such a secret in Burntwood Green; Rose Coleman's been making it for years - a natural remedy that postpones the effects of old age and that's not all it does. But a secret like this can't remain undiscovered forever.

The Tonic

Selected as one of the Goodreads group reads for May and receiving several five star reviews. Find out why and learn the secret yourself.

Posted on 10 May 2012 13:20:57 BDT
I will thanks...
Parody Lightfoot and the Bane of Time
Parody Lightfoot (not her real name), 13, her big sister, Anna Banana (mostly her real name), 16, and middle brother, Brian (his real name), 15, struggle to work out what they're doing then subsequently save planet Earth from the dark forces of Father Time!
Together with some shape-shiftering medieval mercenary and with the aid of a god or two, the siblings battle through unknown paths and against demonic enemies to discover the Bane of Time.
A humorous yet dangerous adventure ensues with magical weapons (big sword, small axe, medium-sized mace, funny little compass-thing), time travelling, a really mean bad guy, the odd dragon and some DNA stuff.
There is also some head-scratching and the occasional emoticon!
Cheers
R

Posted on 10 May 2012 14:52:04 BDT
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Posted on 10 May 2012 14:52:41 BDT
The Mystic Accountants (The Banned Underground)

Another day, another gig. But this ime the feedback has blown apart the throne of The King Under The Mouyntain, and The banned must replace it on pain of, well, pain. But the junior dark Lord has other ideas... Can their new friend Dai, the bass playing Bass drinking dragon help? If not, Jailhouse rock looms for The Banned...

Posted on 10 May 2012 16:35:47 BDT
Bill Todd says:
It's what you did. What you volunteered for. What you were good at. All the training prepared you for the job they paid you for and that job was war.
It was a world apart. Different country, different culture, different everything. No petty rules, just rules of engagement. No tick-box targets, real flesh-and-bone ones. The only performance-related bonus was staying alive, save someone else the trouble of packing your bags for the journey home.

***
Old Stan always sat in the same armchair, the one with elbow indentations in the arms that had worn through the fabric.
His forearms were dotted with tattoos. The loose leathery skin made them look as if they were melting.
He spoke in short gasps and his belly quivered when he laughed. The table by his chair was always laid out the same, big old valve radio, that week's Radio Times, Capstan Full Strength and a bottle of Mackeson that Nan always insisted sat on a coaster so it didn't mark the wood.
His breath smelled of tobacco and old age and he kept his dentures in the tray from a large household match box behind the radio.

The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)
"Witty, gory, sexy, educational in parts, it's a fantastic read" - Peter Thornton, The Sun
www.billtodd.co.uk

Posted on 11 May 2012 08:55:20 BDT
Bill Todd says:
Captain Papadopoulos listened to an update from Solent Coastguard. He had been a seaman for nearly forty years, master of the Margherita for the last twelve. The ship was his home, the crew his family. If it came to it, evacuating felt like failure but he had a duty to his men. It would be a major challenge in these sea conditions. They would stay aboard until abandoning was unavoidable, then take to the ships' lifeboats if rescue craft and helicopters were unable to get close.
As he looked out of the bridge window again, along the huge deck with its towering cargo, a giant cliff face of grey water surged out of the swirling murk and slammed into the ship.
***

"Bob! Morning ... yes, yes, I know what time it is. No, I'm not an insomniac, well, not usually. No, listen, just listen, Bob. Have you heard the news? ... Well stick Sky on. Yes, that's right. The ship, yes, household stuff, tools, there's a bit of everything. It's one big free closing down sale.
The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)
"Witty, gory, sexy, educational in parts, it's a fantastic read" - Peter Thornton, The Sun
www.billtodd.co.uk

Posted on 12 May 2012 13:36:48 BDT
Bill Todd says:
He stood by the door, big fisted hands planted on his hips, a slab of a man in greyish silhouette against the light outside. As his big head turned from side to side, surveying the room, his spiky gelled hair turned against the backlight like a twisting bed of nails.

The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)
"Witty, gory, sexy, educational in parts, it's a fantastic read" - Peter Thornton, The Sun
www.billtodd.co.uk

Posted on 12 May 2012 20:39:38 BDT
Bill Todd says:
Bob looked across at Danny and there was a wild light in his eyes. "That was bloody good fun. Best day I've had in ages."
"Glad I persuaded you then?" asked Danny.
"Too right, mate. Charging about back there, legging it from the Bill, better than Viagra."
Worry flickered across Bob's face and he scanned the others in the cab for any reaction.
"Not that I ever use the stuff."
"Viagra," said Karol thoughtfully, "is named for the Sanskrit word vyaaghra which means tiger."
"Trust you to know that," said Bob.
"Very useful for pub quiz," said Karol.

The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)
"Witty, gory, sexy, educational in parts, it's a fantastic read" - Peter Thornton, The Sun
www.billtodd.co.uk

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:08:07 BDT
MLJ says:
Thanks for this thread, B Rawlinson.

Single Minded is free until Sunday 13th May!

Meadow View is just another house to sell for estate agent Hal Symonds, a young man determined to make his way in life at any cost. But he quickly realises there's more to this seemingly empty house than meets the eye. Why does he keep dreaming about Meadow View in the past, seeing it through the eyes of a man who lived sixty years earlier? And why does the sight of his new girlfriend's grandmother, Sylvia, whom he has never met before, excite such resentment in Hal; why do his hands keep itching to close around her throat?

Hal fears that he is losing his mind. And the manipulative games of Erica, his obsessive ex-girlfriend, merely add to his confusion as his carefully constructed world starts to unravel. Hal looks for scapegoats in everyone around him, until forced to realise that he is set on a course of self destruction from which he can see no way out ...

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:09:07 BDT
I. Black says:
If you want to save 3p DON'T buy Noontide Owls until I've readjusted the VAT for this one day special promotion.

However, if you can't wait to read it, or you're scared of missing the 0.99 slot please BUY IT NOW for £1.02!

On Monday it will go back to its usual price of £1.53.

Noontide Owls A Crossover Fantasy: 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.

Complete with pen and ink drawings.

See also my `India' novels: The Moon's Complexion and Darshan: a Journey

All my books are also available as paperbacks

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:24:13 BDT
Some times you just have to go All In

4-5 star thriller.

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:27:40 BDT
Second Chances

For Alexis and Antony it was love at first sight but after eight years of marriage and two small children they might as well be strangers. After a chance meeting with her first love Jay, Alexis can't help but fantasize about her handsome ex. Alexis is tormented by that tantalizing little question, What If? Tormented by memories of the past Alexis struggles to uncover her true feelings about the two men in her life and more importantly which one she wants to keep in her life forever.

Posted on 12 May 2012 21:53:34 BDT
Gaspar The Thief

Light and easy reading, but with lots of fantasy humour, try this new 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 12 May 2012 22:44:21 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 22 May 2012 09:04:11 BDT]

Posted on 12 May 2012 22:54:10 BDT
The Hunter Inside

Paul Wayans and Bill Arnold have something in common. Both men have received letters, threatening their lives. Sandy Myers, rushing from home with her 7 year-old twins in tow, grabs a letter from the mailbox. It is addressed to Sandy Carson. Her maiden name.

The past has caught up with them, and now their lives are in jeopardy.

But who, or what, is hunting them? Should they run, or should they stand and fight?

FBI Special Agent Sam O'Neill will fight desperately to solve a case that he could not solve ten years before. But can he find them before it's too late? And if he does not, will anyone survive?

The Hunter Inside is a psychological thriller with a twist. It is a page-turning roller-coaster of a novel that you won't be able to put down until all of its secrets, twists and turns have been revealed.

You can lock your windows and your doors, but you cannot lock your mind from The Hunter Inside.

Posted on 12 May 2012 23:38:00 BDT
Roger Weston says:
****Wonderfully spellbinding!, December 7, 2011

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.

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

Posted on 13 May 2012 11:50:45 BDT
I. Black says:
OK - I've corrected the VAT problem.
TODAY ONLY Noontide Owls IS ON SALE FOR £0.98

On Monday it will go back to its usual price of £1.53.

Noontide Owls:

Maara, the girl with three blessings, stares in disbelief out of the window of her uncle's cottage down by the harbour. The terrible army from the Land Beyond is marching out of their lives after one hundred years of cruel occupation.

Thus begins the story of Ambamar and its inhabitants: iron-mining Anvil People, gigantic, agricultural Timekeepers, mysterious, scholarly Scribes and Mariners - the fisher folk. Their histories were written long ago in secret papers, and in a magical speaking book that Elin and Arolan, the two trumpeters who herald the promise of a new dawn, carry down from the Iron Mountain, where it had lain hidden for a century. It is imperative for the people to learn these fantastical tales that bind them, for along with freedom, are hatching the serpents of hatred and distrust.

Elin and Arolan's attempts to bring peace, bring them instead to the brink of disaster. It is left to Maara and her band of like-minded citizens to try and save them and to stop the ruin of Ambamar. Their task is fraught with danger, as they encounter destructive nature spirits, heroes and villains, raging seas, desert sands, dark forests and magical creatures.

Noontide Owls is a tale for all ages from 9 to 109.

Complete with pen and ink drawings.

See also my `India' novels: The Moon's Complexion and Darshan: a Journey

All my books are also available as paperbacks

Posted on 13 May 2012 12:08:04 BDT
Jim Webster says:
Swords for a Dead Lady

I'd like to promise you 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' but actually all I can offer is a book which is a more fun way to pass the time on a train journey than chewing your own feet off.

Oh yes, and since you asked, it is fantasy, and does involve persons who are differingly heroic doing things which might be regarded as politicially incorrect under the stricter jurisdictions.

Posted on 13 May 2012 12:17:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 May 2012 12:17:54 BDT
Off on holiday soon, girls? Then why not download my two 4 and 5* reviewed contemporary, romantic novels:

THE SECRET... a wickedly woven web of dark secrets, emotional conflict and romantic intrigue.

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?

A FACE TO DIE FOR
Pure nostalgia:
London in the swinging sixties - about a young graduating art student, Annabel Spencer, and her eventual rise to fame as a fashion designer. How a strikingly beautiful girl whom she meets for a brief period at college becomes pivotal to her success and how these two women's careers and love lives become uncannily entwined.
It tells an intriguing love story hampered by loose morals, drug taking and emotional conflict - at a time when anything risqué goes - and frequently does. This novel reveals the scandal and glamour of a fascinatingly decadent and revolutionary period in history.

You won't be disappointed.
Best wishes
Jan

Posted on 13 May 2012 13:50:10 BDT
Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip 77p

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.

Harry Leslie Smith's second memoir, Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip is a love story in my mind and it's just brilliant. -Judging covers

The memoir is well written, with a compelling story that carried me along steadily. I like to find at least one reviewing pinprick, although it's difficult this time. The book ends with a cliff-hanger, making me wonder what came next. In all, I cannot recommend this memoir highly enough.-The Kindle Book Review

"I did not expect to have compassion for the German population after WWII, but I was shocked at the conditions the non-war-criminal average citizens of Germany lived with during the Occupation of the Allies in Germany"

Posted on 13 May 2012 15:02:30 BDT
B. Rawlinson says:
You have to keep on keeping on, like a bird that flew.....
Killing Share (Michael Fielding Book 1)
Cash Point (Michael Fielding Book 2)
Terrific value for money fast paced and gripping Private Eye series set in London with free humour included in each book.

Posted on 13 May 2012 23:47:52 BDT
Another pleasing review for my other novel A FACE TO DIE FOR might just entice you to read it!

"I liked it!
The quality of writing in this novel flows like silk, and it was easy to be taken back in time to London in the 60's. It also reflects the frivolity of those times, with a more open attitude to sex, drugs and rock n roll.
The story follows Annabel throughout, as she strives to find a niche for herself in the competitive fashion world of that time, and it is clear that the author has intense love and detailed knowledge of her subject. Woven into the story is Annabel's friendship with Kate the model, and it is as much a novel about relationships with friends, parents and step parents; as sexual love. The timeless dilemma of a career versus family catches up with Annabel, and the finale is unexpected and clever."

Hope you'll give it a go.
Best wishes
Jan
THE SECRET

Posted on 14 May 2012 10:41:41 BDT
I. Black says:
I have decided to extend the SPECIAL PROMOTION of Noontide Owls, ON SALE FOR £0.98 for one more day.

On Tuesday it will go back to its usual price of £1.53.

Noontide Owls:

Maara, the girl with three blessings, stares in disbelief out of the window of her uncle's cottage down by the harbour. The terrible army from the Land Beyond is marching out of their lives after one hundred years of cruel occupation.

Thus begins the story of Ambamar and its inhabitants: iron-mining Anvil People, gigantic, agricultural Timekeepers, mysterious, scholarly Scribes and Mariners - the fisher folk. Their histories were written long ago in secret papers, and in a magical speaking book that Elin and Arolan, the two trumpeters who herald the promise of a new dawn, carry down from the Iron Mountain, where it had lain hidden for a century. It is imperative for the people to learn these fantastical tales that bind them, for along with freedom, are hatching the serpents of hatred and distrust.

Elin and Arolan's attempts to bring peace, bring them instead to the brink of disaster. It is left to Maara and her band of like-minded citizens to try and save them and to stop the ruin of Ambamar. Their task is fraught with danger, as they encounter destructive nature spirits, heroes and villains, raging seas, desert sands, dark forests and magical creatures.

Noontide Owls is a tale for all ages from 9 to 109.

Complete with pen and ink drawings.

See also my `India' novels: The Moon's Complexion and Darshan: a Journey

All my books are also available as paperbacks

Posted on 14 May 2012 11:47:01 BDT
Ron A Sewell says:
You Can't Hide Forever

When you have read this you'll never go on a ship again - promise.
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