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Initial post: 22 Dec 2011 14:08:07 GMT
Amazon reduced Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine to £1.99 and it's still on offer.

Posted on 23 Dec 2011 10:32:40 GMT
Anyone else have a reduced price book on offer or a special Christmas offer?

Posted on 13 Feb 2012 22:02:18 GMT
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Posted on 15 Feb 2012 20:39:15 GMT
Hi everyone

I'd like to introduce everyone to my urban fantasy novel The Awakening. (£1.79)
Its currently with Harper Collins for review and a potential publishing deal. For now I thought I'd get it out there to get some feedback from readers. Its been out less than 2 weeks and has already received four 5 star review and one four star! When I submitted half the manuscript back in August, HarperCollins wrote that it was "extrememely markatable", "very exciting" and that they "really wanted to find out what happened next!"

Here's a the blurb:

Alexander Eden is one unhappy teenager. A geeky, social pariah, he's the victim of perpetual bullying at school. His home life isn't much better with a stepfather who resents him and a half brother who is better than him at everything.

But that all changes the day the mysterious and beautiful Gabriella De Luca walks into his life. Everyone wants to know her, to be with her. But she is interested in Alex.
Because Alex is different.

Soon afterwards he is thrown into a world he never thought possible. A world where he and others like him are the last line of defence. A world where an ancient unspeakable evil lurks.
Evil which seeks to consume him.

DILECTI SURGEMUS - SOCII POLLEMUS
(Chosen we rise, allied we prevail)

The book is set in urban London (which people tell me is a nice change from American cities). It has characters that both male and female teenagers will be able to identify with, mythological creatures, martial arts, epic battles, magic, superpowers as well as a storyline that spans three books. Everything you could want! Part 2 should be out by Christmas. It will also be out in paperback form in Waterstones in the next few weeks.
I am also doing a promotion at the moment, that anyone who buys a copy from now in any format and posts a photo on the official FB page, will be entered into a competition to have their NAME as a character in the sequel!

Link to the fb page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Awakening/165982283513055

Link to the US site of the book:The Awakening (HASEA CHRONICLES) For UK, unfortunately it won't let me hyperlink, so here it is: http://goo.gl/tlmlZ

Hope you enjoy :)

Stuart Meczes

Posted on 15 Feb 2012 22:45:11 GMT
Mary Bale says:
Congratulations

Posted on 16 Feb 2012 22:40:30 GMT
Slightly less than £1.99 but that's a good thing surely!

Ever feel undervalued at work? Looking for a bit of escapism to raise your spirits? Then Phone Monkey is the book for you. This is the laugh-out-loud-funny true story of a Phone Monkey being trained to sell insurance, while at the same time recounting the catastrophes he's encountered in his other jobs. Guaranteed to have you giggling away to yourself for hours! With a handful of extremely entertaining comic strips thrown in to lighten up the story, Parkin's debut offers a refreshingly cynical insight into the modern world of work.

Phone Monkey : The Secret Diary of a Frustrated Call Centre Worker

The first 10% of the book is available to read as a preview so give it a go - you might like it!

Thanks,
Gary Parkin (author)

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 21:34:16 GMT
Craig says:
Bound to Sarah Only £1.99. It's a number 1 best seller about convicts being transported Australia in the early part of the 19th Century and this is what the reviewers say:-
`must read', `heart-wrenching', `harrowing', `fascinating', `captivating', `poignant', `a real tear jerker', `gruesome'.
So if you like Historical fiction and want to read an exciting page turner, give it a try.

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 23:41:38 GMT
[Deleted by Amazon on 20 Feb 2012 12:43:12 GMT]

Posted on 26 Feb 2012 20:19:43 GMT
Craig says:
Bound to Sarah Is a number 1 best seller. It is a Historical fiction, based around fact, about the early years of Australia's convict past. It is a love story, an action adventure story, a horror story and a murder mystery all rolled into one, and it's only £1.99.

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 13:54:04 GMT
Craig says:
Bound to Sarah Number 1 best seller. It is a heart wrenching adventure about a family whose lives are torn apart when they are transported to the ends of the earth during the early part of the 19th Century. They are sent to the penal colonies of Australia and story tells of an emotional journey and the long struggle it takes them to find one another again. Only £1.99.

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 16:14:03 GMT
Minijax says:
My genealogical novel, Tainted Tree is still under £2.00 and has 14 reviews, 11 of them five star.

A surprise bequest from an unknown benefactor leads American adoptee, Addie Russell, to Surrey on a journey to discover more about her mysterious English family. She does not know that her search will uncover secrets that will both shock and thrill her. Nor can she imagine the emotions and events which await her.

Second Prize at the Winchester Writers Conference

'An engaging narrative voice ... I was immediately drawn into the story.'
Donna Condon, editor, Piatkus Books

'The atmosphere is skilfully built, humming with suspense ... evocative images and well-chosen vocabulary ... a page-turner'
Adrienne Dines, author

'Likeable people ...excellent family dialogue, which races along most satisfyingly'
Historical Novel Association Review

Posted on 4 Mar 2012 17:30:27 GMT
phoenix says:
Psychotic Memoirs. (Coming out the journey within) by David Forest still under £1.70
http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Forest/e/B00735K780

Posted on 23 Mar 2012 23:48:41 GMT
Jerry says:
FREE FOR AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS. The Surreal Killer, a 4.5 Star novel on Amazon and the third Roger Bowman-Suzanne Foster South American mystery novel in the series, is now available as a Kindle E-Book from Amazon (+Amazon UK and DE) for £1.89; the novel is free for Amazon Prime members. A serial killer is leaving a trail of dead women across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. The gruesome corpses all seem to have died in exactly the same macabre way. There may be a link to a small group of scientists who meet annually in different locations in the region. Roger Bowman and Suzanne Foster are asked by the local police to attend this year's meeting of the group in Lima, Peru to try to find out who was present at the previous meetings when the murders occurred. And the reader is off on a fast paced pursuit of the killer through Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu in Peru and Chile's Atacama Desert. This is a true whodunit mystery novel set in an unusual and exotic locale. For those of you who are Amazon Prime members who don't necessarily care for mystery novels, consider downloading the book anyway. It's free, you'll enjoy the travel to mysterious faraway places, and you can learn how to fly a small plane in Chapter 18.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012 09:46:25 GMT
mountainmama says:
Thanks for the thread Shelagh! Mine's still only 1.99 too!

M.O.D. by J C Allen is a political intrigue thriller. Check out the YouTube video trailer for a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It9YGWR8W54

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Happy reading.

Posted on 24 Mar 2012 10:47:13 GMT
Thanks for reminding me JC! I'd forgotten about this thread.

Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine is currently £1.92

and so is Mr. Planemaker's Diving Machine

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 22:05:46 BDT
Minijax says:
It's less than £2 - and even less than £1.99.

If you would like to try a genealogical novel, Tainted Tree may be the book for you. 14 reviews, eleven of them 5*; 115,000 words, (or 367 pages in print.)

When Addie Russell arrives in the UK, a failed relationship behind her in Boston, she's eager to embark on something new. She's inherited a house in Surrey and hopes that she can link this with her English family. Addie was adopted at birth, when her mother died, and she knows very little about her mother, who was travelling around the US. Apart from that, there are the grandparents, who wanted nothing to do with her, and the father, about whom she knows nothing at all. Soon, Addie will discover the family secrets, and will also meet more than one man. But will she find true love - and will the family be all that she hoped for?

Also my novella - A Bottle of Plonk which follows the trail of a cheap bottle of wine through various situations. This is currently less than £1.

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 16:56:16 BDT
Minijax says:
Not even £1.99, A Bottle of Plonk is free tomorrow, Good Friday, 6th April.

And this is what people said about Tainted Tree. Still less than £1.99.

Lynne, Essex: We have just returned from holiday where I read your book. I must say that I really enjoyed it, and in parts I could not put it down.

Barbara, Surrey: I find Tainted Tree very interesting and readable. The way you developed the plot is very good, the reader can't put it down. I nearly missed my stop on the train last Monday. I have read your other two books , but find this one the best. You were absolutely right to celebrate the launch in style - the book deserves it.

Susan, Surrey: Great read - I really enjoyed it - genuinely interesting, compulsive reading and so relevant to what is happening today. Well done - look forward to the next one.

Joyce, Essex: Just a short note to let you know how much I enjoyed Tainted Tree - in fact I couldn't put it down - it was a really interesting saga, beautifully written (a real `tear-jerker' at times!) and I loved the characters, especially Addie. Thank you for a `good read'.

Elizabeth, USA: I finished Tainted Tree and LOVED IT! I want you to know how much I enjoyed the book - I picked it up and kept reading through, stopping only for meals and the occasional bathroom break. I wanted to read while eating lunch, too, but my hubby took offence, so I set it down long enough to gobble up my salad.

Celia, Surrey: Thoroughly enjoyed the book - I couldn't put it down and loved the ending. I have bought 2 more copies and given them as presents - please hurry up with the next one.

Maggie, Surrey: I have read Tainted Tree, despite meaning to save it for my holiday in August. I couldn't resist and read it straight away in great big chunks and really enjoyed it and the twists and turns and highs and lows of Addie's search. Well done you and I wish you every success.

Sally, Surrey: Mum and I both loved your book. Mum would like to buy a copy for a friend if you have more available.

Diane, Birmingham: I so enjoyed reading the rest of your book - it was wonderful and a real credit to you. I have lent it to a couple of my friends who have also enjoyed it very much.

Natasha, Switzerland: I'm just coming to the end of your book and I love it.

Mike, Surrey: Finished your book and I've got to say - beautifully written - absolutely superb - I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Beryl, Norfolk: I thought your book was splendid. I thoroughly enjoyed it. When is the next one coming out?

Maggie (2), Surrey: I really loved it. I was absolutely riveted. When's the next one?

Theresa, Surrey: The book was excellent; made me cry near the end. Would have liked another chapter or two. Didn't want to put it down.

Sonia, Surrey: I thoroughly enjoyed it. David read it too and thought it was good.

Barbara (2), Surrey: I would absolutely recommend Tainted Tree. I found it a really interesting read, and after a few chapters couldn't put it down. It is an excellent study in human relationships in all their many forms, with a great feel for history, time and place..

Gillian, North London: I've just come back from my holiday and I have been reading your book. It was very interesting and it made my holiday very enjoyable.

Beverley, Surrey: I just wanted to let you know that having just been on holiday, I took your book with me to read and I really enjoyed it, It was very good - a page turner. Thank you.

Maureen, Surrey: Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed reading `Tainted Tree'. I have to admit I borrowed it from the library without registering the author's name - just because I found the blurb interesting!

Colin, Surrey: You have an excellent plot line ... you have spaced out your revelations to keep the interest going and the mystery developing. I wanted to know what would happen next - the pace was good, and your ear for dialogue is excellent.

Posted on 6 Apr 2012 11:54:01 BDT
mountainmama says:
Hope everyone is enjoying the Easter holiday. If you need a quick read, try M.O.D. by J C Allen. It's a political thriller of 78,000 words. For a quick taste, watch the YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It9YGWR8W54

Tell the Easter Bunny hi, and happy reading!

Posted on 13 Apr 2012 20:45:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 May 2012 20:40:22 BDT
MaxwellBlack says:
The Screen Conspiracy £1.95

View trailer on my amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxwell-Black/e/B0034ODIH6/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 or alternatively on youtube @: http://youtu.be/DQSnmwE9S6k

Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Excellent
It was a very fast moving and excellent story. I thought that the author covered some unpleasant aspects in the story without going into too much detail, which made it a more pleasant read for me personally.

Book Description:

Washington where nothing is what it seems. Not knowing that can cost you your life.

Jack Halpin, once an up and coming senior executive, is on a downward career and personal projectory. His beliefs and all the vestiges of his career and privileged family life are challenged as he is submerged in a dangerous world for which he is ill prepared. A member of the Fairfax Gun Club, Jack is a traditionalist who believes in the right to bear arms, law and order. He has a strained relationship with his wife Poppy, the daughter of respected Senator Jock Kessles, a man who is deeply disappointed in his unsuccessful son-in-law.

Unknown to Jack, the mysterious death of a senator is the signature tune to a traumatic change in his world and everything he has taken for granted. Surviving the onslaught of rapid, life or death challenges and the sinister forces facing him, will require all his resolve. This journey will bring him face to face with murder, political intrigue, depravity and betrayal.

The Screen Conspiracy is an intelligent thriller which uses fiction and an array of unique characters, to tease out a political conspiracy where evil, reality and patriotism overlap seamlessly. Strong characters, unexpected consequences, racy humor and a readable, escalating tempo combine to make this a novel that immerses the reader in the storyline and search for justice.

Posted on 14 Apr 2012 00:09:04 BDT
Mary Bale says:
Smoke Shadows (Inspector Campbell Mysteries) £0.80
Water Weal (Inspector Campbell Mysteries) £1.54
Twisting Tide (Inspector Campbell Mysteries) £1.54
mystery short stories
A Short Journey to St Abbs

Posted on 14 Apr 2012 14:00:44 BDT
Newly released, my second book:

The Mystic Accountants (The Banned Underground)

Join a quest for a magical toilet. Watch as mad Monks invade Wales (one proof of their insanity). Fall off your chair laughing, to make my fantasy become real

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2012 18:44:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2012 18:46:02 BDT
mountainmama says:
A magical toilet? Now that's a different story line! It just earned a place on my wish list, Will. (Tweeted it for you too.)

No magic here, but perhaps a Utopian society will be your pleasure. Check out M.O.D. by J C Allen. A little bit of political intrigue and thriller combined. For a blurb, watch the YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It9YGWR8W54

Have a great weekend!

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 04:00:34 BDT
Hi

According to my reviewers, if you love John le Carre and P. D. James, you'll love

HIDING THE ELEPHANT (Simon Grant Mysteries)
and its sequel
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS (Simon Grant Mysteries)

Simon Grant Mysteries are police procedurals/psychological thrillers set in Northamptonshire, UK

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 10:46:41 BDT
Mountainmama,

thanks for that! After all, we're British. We have to do toilet humour...

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 18:33:02 BDT
Minijax says:
My genealogical novel, Tainted Tree, is under £2 for the Kindle, and has 14 reviews, 11 of them five star. It's a good-sized read, 367 pages in print format. This is the story -

Addie was pretty excited when she arrived on England's shores from Boston, USA. Her relationship with Lloyd had come to an end, and she wanted to put that behind her. Now she was eager to find out about the family she'd never known - her English mother, deceased in her twenties, just after Addie's birth and the grandparents who'd never wanted her. As for her father, well, no-one knew who he was - probably a guy like Lloyd - plenty of charm, but no loyalty. When she arrived at the house bequeathed to her in Surrey, England, Addie had no idea what she was going to find out.

If you want something shorter, try my novella, A Bottle of Plonk with four 4star reviews added quite recently.
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