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Initial post: 30 Jun 2012 14:23:19 BDT
FrancescaD says:
The Wild Heart

Enjoy!

Posted on 1 Jul 2012 11:03:06 BDT
I. Black says:
Available in Kindle or paperback form:

The Moon's Complexion Hannah and Ashok struggle to overcome both their enemy and their cultural misunderstandings

Darshan: a Journey Sara comes to Oxford from India to search for her father - and to find love.

Noontide Owls Maara, the Mariner girl and the two mysterious Trumpeters race against time to save their city from destroying itself, as its inhabitants turn against one another.

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 16:48:08 GMT
Leprechaun says:
Caversham Lock

A Furnivall and Stubbs Case.

When a parcel containing a dead baby is pulled from the Thames, detectives Furnivall and Stubbs are sent to deal with the matter. They investigate at breakneck speed- it is 1896, after all, and they have all the advantages of the modern world to help them. Using microscopes, the rail network and the telegraph, they identify the culprits- a Mrs Dyer and her daughter, Polly. Even as they close in, Mrs Dyer has been back to Caversham Lock with another victim. By the time the two women are arrested there are seven little bodies in the mortuary at Reading. Each has Mrs Dyer's trademark white dressmaker's tape around its neck.

The case doesn't work out as planned, however, and they're forced to travel to the west country. Despite being under strict orders to return to Reading, they set an ambush on the Clifton Suspension Bridge. But a storm is rolling in, and there is another man in Bristol - a man from the Home Office sent to clean up his superiors' mistakes.

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 20:45:31 GMT
I. Black says:
LAST DAY OF SALE TOMORROW (FRIDAY). 0.99p for the eBook version of my three full length novels. After Friday, the price goes back up.

Thanks for looking.

Noontide Owls A Crossover Fantasy/parable - this review says it all:
`At one level a fantastical adventure story... at another about universal truths of the human condition; about general insights into the often fatal workings of both national and international politics.' (From 5-star review by Mr E)

The Moon's Complexion Hannah and Ashok struggle to overcome both their enemy and their cultural misunderstandings
`I challenge anyone to put this book down' Editor, London Student Newspaper

Darshan: a Journey Sara comes to Oxford from India to search for her father - and to find love, but things take a sinister turn.
'An involving story, beautifully told.' Oxford Times Literary section

Posted on 22 Nov 2012 21:29:32 GMT
Keeley Smith says:
Returned is a great magical fantasy book about withces. Go on, try something new :-)

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager.

Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch, a very powerful witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute.

Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu. The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 07:54:41 GMT
J. M. Morris says:
Stonehenge: Solving the Neolithic Universe

Released a couple of weeks back, now #1 in a paid science category (UK)

Current opinion of Neolithic times imposes medieval roles on men and women: Men as warriors, women as chattels and monuments as places of worship and human sacrifice. But what if it never was like that?

Though equivalent to only about 70 pages, the file size of this book is large due to a large number of illustrations, photographs and computer generated images.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 11:27:42 GMT
Jim Webster says:
Swords for a Dead Lady

Swords for a Dead Lady is a fantasy adventure. There is the discovery of the naked body of a woman hastily buried in a marsh, the quest to discover her identity and hunt down her killer leads our protagonists into ambush, civil strife and even light opera.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 11:33:17 GMT
Since the Christmas lights are being switched on in town this weekend, how about this?
One Strange Christmas (A Christmas book for children)

A story for children aged 7+ and big kids who can't resist a festive read :)

Jake had been expecting a very ordinary Christmas - until he opened the curtains and saw it. All he had wished for was some snow and a bit of excitement!
Christmas Day brings news reporters, mysterious messages, a magical gift from an unknown friend - and all this before lunch!
A spectacular surprise awaits at the bottom of the garden, and before night falls, Jake makes a startling discovery about his future.
Christmas will never be the same again!

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 15:54:26 GMT
Lori Staley says:
Just a Number is the newest £2.59 romance from the author of Off the Ice and Season of Jade.
After losing her childhood sweetheart in a tragic accident, Maddie Bristol never planned to fall in love again, especially not with someone so wrong for her.
The problem is Dr. Nate Hunter doesn't see himself as wrong for the beautiful widow and mother. In his opinion, he and Maddie are perfect for one another, and he's not going to give up until she sees it that way, too.

Thank you for reading and reviews are appreciated.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 16:00:13 GMT
Bill Todd says:
Alone in a crowd. Trying to do the right thing. Not always succeeding. Body damaged, mind bruised, he tries to live by an unfashionable code - courage, discipline, integrity, loyalty, respect. It's hard work.
In another life he fought in Afghanistan, killed people. Now he's wounded, widowed and taking care of his sick mum. The two kids are a handful but his sister looks after them. Money's tight.
He's made good friends in Brighton but there are parts of his life they could not begin to understand. Not worth even trying to explain.
He stays fit, runs, works out. But you have to have vices - the odd Stella, egg and bacon sandwiches, and the women.
His dangerous mix of fitness and a 1,000-yard stare attracts opportunities he finds hard to resist.
Now, after a string of dead end jobs, a failed attempt as a burglar and a spell sleeping rough, he's trying his hand as a private investigator.
The job excites his nosey nature. Work is patchy. It's a steep learning curve. His friends think he's crazy.
But Danny Lancaster knows that something will turn up.

The Wreck Of The Margherita (Danny Lancaster Investigates)

Death Squad (Danny Lancaster Investigates)

www.billtodd.co.uk

Posted on 26 Nov 2012 12:27:59 GMT
A Death Displaced (Lansin Island Series) - Maybe try out my new series.

A Death Displaced is a character-driven story with elements of fantasy and the paranormal. Read about visions, witches, ghosts & murder, as a larger mythology is steadily unravelled.

Or there's also a short story that could easily be read in a weekend: A Note Below (A Lansin Island Short Story)

Thanks!

Posted on 29 Nov 2012 20:44:53 GMT
Minijax says:
If you enjoy genealogical novels, Tainted Tree may be the book for you. Under £2 for the Kindle; 20 reviews, average 4.5 stars; 115,000 words, (or 367 pages in print.) The right sort of size for a weekend's reading.

Winner of the second prize at the Winchester Writers' Conference, Tainted Tree tells the story of Addie Russell, an adopted American girl, who comes to England to investigate her family history, leaving behind a failed love affair. It's set in the 1990s, when Addie is left a house in the UK, and arrives from Boston with a view to learning all she can about her blood family. Her research takes her back to the early part of the 20th century and to Surrey and the West Country. A new romance awaits her, but family secrets both shock and thrill her.

Currently in the top 100 in these categories:

#72 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Family Saga
#87 in Books > Fiction > Romance > Sagas
#90 in Books > Fiction > Family Sagas

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 17:06:04 GMT
I. Black says:
Darshan: a Journey, full length novel of 110,000 words, is priced at only £1.53 for the Kindle version. Sara has arrived in Oxford from India to study... and to revive her British roots. She is determined to find her estranged Welsh father, and to plunge herself wholeheartedly into Oxford life. How is she to know that the Bible reading group she joins is a sinister cult that preys on innocent young women?

Please check the reviews and have a 'look inside' the book.

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 17:59:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2012 18:02:00 GMT
Paris Adieu FREE today only Fri. Nov. 30. Wander the streets of Paris on a journey to self-discovery. A literate look at an au pair coming of age in the City of Light. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Paris+Adieu

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 09:11:27 GMT
Hi FrancescaD

I've brought Simon Grant back, kicking and screaming. He says he's currently too busy investigating three seemingly unconnected deaths at his own doorstep with Secret Services under his feet (soon to be published For the Love of Honey) to tell people about the already best-selling
Double Trouble (Two Simon Grant Mysteries)
the Kindle edition of both Hiding the Elephant: The first Simon Grant Mystery (Simon Grant Mysteries) (paperback) and Lock Up Your Daughters: Sequel to Hiding the Elephant, Simon Grant Mysteries (paperback)
Of course, both are also available separately in Kindle format
HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
and
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 09:34:59 GMT
D. King says:
Award-winning comic crime caper that was later adapted into a BBC sitcom The Burglar Diaries is FREE to download this weekend.

Originally published in 2001 by Serpent's Tail, the book charts the lows and really lows of domestic housebreakers Bex and Ollie as they scale every obstacle in an attempt to escape a life sentence of gainful employment.

I was given special permission to re-released this edition for the Kindle earlier this year so if you've not read it, please download a copy for FREE and try a chapter.

Thanks

Danny

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 15:31:06 GMT
The Immortal Breath of Life (An Egyptian Adventure) All New Extended Version is free for the next four days. Thanks for checking it out.

Mark

Posted on 6 Dec 2012 17:59:00 GMT
Minijax says:
Tainted Tree

Adopted American, Addie, comes to England to investigate her family history, leaving behind a failed love affair. A new romance awaits her, but family secrets both shock and thrill her.

Set in Guildford and the West Country in 1991, Addie's research takes her back through three generations to the First World War. A bit of history, mystery and romance in one package.

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 11:05:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2012 11:16:03 GMT
M. White says:
The Night the Aliens went on Strike £1.32
When noise abatement officers Colin and Tony investigate a complaint one wintry night, they little suspect the culprits are not of this Earth...
Now, drawn into an intergalactic employment dispute, they must fight to save the world - and sort out a barking dog or two

Ashraf Farouk; Tourist Police £1.32
Whether smashing a drug ring or investigating a sinister vegetable, nothing fazes Cairo's crookedest cop - particularly if there's a backhander to be made

Geb's Revenge £0.77
Sayed and Omar are running out of time - and options. For forty years they have been the curators of a perilous secret. Now that secret wants out, and a peaceful little museum in England is about to receive an unwanted exhibit...

Shoehand Spook £0.77
The true story of a British agent captured by the Gestapo in WW2 France. Prospective spies should read before signing up

Bristle - A Short Story £0.77
How often do you really look at your toothbrush? Go and check it now

The Railing - A Short Story £0.77
That railing is there for a reason

Best wishes

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 15:22:19 GMT
Hi everyone

My new novel The Feral Spy (Sequel to A Gathered Radiance) is now out on Kindle. Here's the blurb:

Although this is a sequel to A Gathered Radiance, it can be read as a stand alone story.
Dylan Cooper has spent most of his life mourning the death of a young woman he'd fallen in hopelessly in love with during the war. He knew her simply as Claudette. He was a downed airman and she was a hunted spy with a price on her head. They'd been flung together briefly then cruelly torn apart by circumstances that neither of them could have envisioned. And for the rest of his life, Dylan has been making an annual pilgrimage to the Maquis cemetery near the Plateau de Glières to put flowers on her grave. He gets an unpleasant shock when he discovers she hadn't died after all. He reads in the paper that Lady Helena Templeton Forsyth has been arrested for stealing cat food, resisting arrest and is facing four counts of assault and actual bodily harm. He realizes who she is and sets out to find her. Helena is now living in dire poverty and cannot afford to pay a fine. She is persuaded by her defence solicitor to retell the story of her disastrous time in the S.O.E. in the hope of eliciting sympathy from the magistrate. What follows is a tale of profound sadness, bravery, sacrifice and betrayal...but will the magistrate even care? Or will he just see her as a vicious, old biddy who deserves all she gets?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2013 13:23:45 BDT
AN IMPORTANT LETTER TO ALL THE MUSLIMS
(Part one)
By Mohammed Raj
(An article/words: 3786)
Will be available for free from 14th July to17th July to download on Amazon Kindle. Thank you.
My email is pratab938@gmail.com

Posted on 14 Jul 2013 19:34:37 BDT
Roger Weston says:
Need a beach read?

1.The Recruiter
"Great book, very very good action novel. This is one of those escapist novels that is hard to put down. Hope the author will stay with this character."

2.The Assassin's Wife
"I love a good woman heroine especially when they can outmanoeuvre experienced operatives! Using just a few tricks she picked up as a drama teacher and a whole lot of grit and determination she manages to really shake things up for the bad guys. I found this novel fast paced and action packed with interesting glimpses into the spy world. Highly recommended."

3.The Golden Catch
Usually read James Patterson...Fast moving, interesting, bit of romance & just enough make-believe. Struggled to put it down...i would highly recommend it."

4.Fatal Return
"I simply love all of Weston's books and this one did not fail to deliver. He never uses "fluff" to fill in pages. Excellent read."

Posted on 16 Jul 2013 10:26:01 BDT
Stevey55 says:
I've nearly finished the 4th Edmonton Police Station Thriller- to celebrate here is the 3rd free: Last Alive (The 3rd Edmonton Police Station Thrillers)

Posted on 16 Jul 2013 14:11:26 BDT
Stevey55 says:
FREE! A sadistic killer of families; one survivor: http://www.amazon.com/Edmonton-Police-Station-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00A9GEA9M/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1373978447&sr=8-1

Posted on 16 Jul 2013 15:11:03 BDT
Falling Over, my new collection of short stories from Infinity Plus, is out now in both paperback and Kindle versions:

Sometimes when you fall over you don't get up again. And sometimes, you get up to find everything has changed:

An ordinary man who sees his face in a tabloid newspaper. A soldier haunted by the images of those he has killed from afar. Two petty criminals on the run from a punishment more implacable than either of them can imagine. Doppelgängers both real and imaginary. A tranquil English village where those who don't fit in really aren't welcome, and a strange hotel where second chances are allowed... at a price.

Ten stories of unease, fear and the weird from James Everington.

"Good writing gives off fumes, the sort that induce dark visions, and Everington's elegant, sophisticated prose is a potent brew. Imbibe at your own risk." - Robert Dunbar, author of The Pines and Martyrs & Monsters.

"The horror angle in the stories is almost always a metaphor for other things - loneliness, fear, isolation, regret. The word "haunting" really does double duty here... Beautifully written, evocative, masterful...what shines through these stories is the author's love of language." Red Adept Reviews, 2011 Indie Awards Short Story category.

"Everington is excellent at evoking a mounting sense of unease, turning to dread, that close, oppressive feeling when everything is still and ordinary, but the whole world is filled with the sense that something huge and terrible is just about to happen." Iain Rowan, author of One Of Us and Nowhere To Go.
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