Monthly Archives: September 2013

let_it_be_by_chad_gayle_kindle_coverLet It Be by Chad Gayle
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Literary Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
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Let It Be is a touching tale of loss, longing, and forgiveness that chronicles the breakup of a marriage, the destruction of a family, and the struggle to come together in the aftermath of what remains.
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Searching for the love and happiness she feels she deserves, Michelle Jansen leaves her abusive, overbearing husband behind and takes her two kids to Amarillo, Texas, where she begins to learn how to stand on her own two feet, supporting herself and her children with the money she earns from a low-paying job as she becomes increasingly involved with a coworker who is an even bigger fan of the Beatles than she is.
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But Michelle doesn t realize that her ex-husband is willing to do whatever he can to destroy her new life. When Michelle is betrayed by her very own son, this already fractured family will be damaged in an almost unimaginable way. Can they find forgiveness in the midst of so much sorrow and guilt, or will love give them the strength that they need to let it be?
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Part family saga, part coming of age tale, Let It Be is a story intimately linked to the music of the Beatles, a debut novel filled with true-to-life characters who want nothing more than a second chance.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“A painful and poignant portrayal of a family torn apart…set to a soulful soundtrack.”
– Liam Tarry, The Book Boy

“A powerful story with melodic accents from the Beatles’ final album.”
– Aimee Jordin, Foreword Reviews

“Innovative.”
– Corinne H. Smith, Rambles.NET

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smallThe Lonely Professor’s Guide to Myths and Legends by L. A. Kelley
Type: Short Story
Genre: Fantasy
Price: Free
Where to Get It:
The Lonely Professor’s Guide to Myths and Legends

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When you teach a course named Myths and Legends, you shouldn’t be surprised what shows up for class.

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selfpublishcover (2)How To Self-Publish: A Do It Yourself Approach by Leti Del Mar
Type: Novella
Genre: Non-Fiction Self-Help Guide
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:

Amazon

This book is for anyone who has ever considered publishing their own work but has either thought the process seemed too complicated or too expensive. My newest book will hold your hand as it guides your manuscript from your word processor to a formatted e-book and paperback. It will show you how to launch and market your book, get reviews, and use social media to establish an author platform. I promise to show you how this can all be accomplished for less than you would spend on a week’s worth of lattes!

My Do-It-Yourself Approach is full of useful advice and practical tips any author new to the world of self-publishing can easily implement.

The best news? I am not alone in this endeavor. I have teamed up with 6 other authors who represent a wide variety of writers including; Craig Hurren, Victoria Sawyer, Carmen Stefanescu, Clancy Tucker, Melissa Wray and Lee Zamloch. They have each contributed their insight on topics like the importance of research, coping with bad reviews, creating a brand, utilizing feedback and much more!

What they’re saying about it:

Review by Robin Austin

Great guide for new indie authors and helpful tips and resources for experienced self-publishers. How to Self-Publish tackles a broad category and does an excellent job. The writing style is casual and friendly from an enthusiastic self-published author of a number of books who writes from her own experience. 

It is best read as a working user’s guide. There is good information on writing, researching and editing. Extensive information on formatting that you will want to read while actually doing the task. There is also helpful information on book covers, distribution and marketing. Finally, there is a generous resource section that is worth checking out and saving for future use. 

This is definitely a do-it-yourself publishing book with brief information on enlisting the efforts of others. Most authors will not or should not do it all themselves. This book can sort out where you should spend your self-publishing dollars, help organize your efforts and avoid newbie mistakes.

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Shade of Evil Front Cover 02-small 2Shade of Evil (Being Part 1 of G1: The Guardians) by Steve K Smy
Type:  Novelette
Genre:  Mixed, horror based.
Price:    $0.99
Where to Get It:

Amazon      Smashwords        Diesel eBook Store kobo       Barnes & Noble          iTunes        Sony

 

A simple man bears a terrible burden, unknowing. Now, that burden is killing him, seeking freedom from his exhausted hulk. Freedom to grow.  Freedom to satisfy its evil hunger.  And it hungers for Humans!

A darkness dwelt there, a vile miasma of misery that gnawed at the very soul of the man. It had been there for years, growing like some parasite, growing bloated with every bit of melancholy that was sucked from him. Worse, it was taking on a life of its own, a substance that should not exist. And the man was becoming something less, something hollow.

What they’re saying about it:

This short but intensely gripping story starting The Guardian series introduces us to one of those problems and the people who stand between us and unimaginable horrors.

I look forward to reading more from this Author. Chris Graham

 

Steve Smy is a promising writer whose future work I will be watching out for. Christoph Fischer

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DareboneDareBone’s Big Break by Gleeson Rebello, MD and Jamie Harisiades

Type: children’s book

Genre: children

Price: $4.99

Where to Get It:

Amazon          Barnes and Noble

 

 

A child on the playground. A quick tumble. A trip to the emergency room. Educating without intimidating, and entertaining without underestimating, DareBone’s Big Break helps parents and their children navigate this unexpected experience with poetry, great humor, and medical accuracy. Readers join the adventurous and often clumsy DareBone as he endures his first major injury: a broken elbow. With his wise-cracking sidekick, Wag-A-Bone, narrating along the way, DareBone meets many medical heroes, including orthopedic surgeon, Dr. WonderBone, who guides our hero as he journeys through surgery and recovery. DareBone’s Big Break educates with entertaining rhyme, in an informative story about a common childhood injury that parents and children will reach for time and again.

DareBone’s Big Break is the first of several books from Gleeson Rebello, MD and Jamie Harisiades that will combine entertaining rhyme and accurate medical information aimed at educating readers and parents on common childhood conditions like allergy, autism, asthma, and obesity.

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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Sometimes We Ran: A Story from the Zombie Apocalypse by Stephen Drivick
Genre: Horror
Price: $2.99
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Amazon      Barnes & Noble      Kobo
 

Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach.

Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash.

Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long-term survival.

His long walk to escape the dead is slowly becoming a death march.

Then one day, he meets another survivor. A young, starving former college co-ed walking the other way.

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Elegant Floral Frame BackgroundLost in the Mist of Time by Karen Michelle Nutt
Genre: Historical, time travel
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon

 

 

Aislinn Hennessy pens tales of courage, loyalty, and true love, but her heroes of old are pure fantasy–figments of her imagination. She long ago gave up thinking a knight in shining armor would sweep her off her feet, but then she never expected to run him off the road either.

Sir Dougray Fitzpatrick has buried one wife and vows to never love again–but destiny has other plans for this 16th century Irish Lord. During a battle, a mist separates Dougray from his men and casts him into the future. Dougray must return to Dunhaven and to his century, but Aislinn follows him into the mist, leaving him no choice, but to take her home with him.

Conspiracies, feuds and unexpected violence are commonplace threats, but along the way, Aislinn and Dougray discover a surprise neither one expects: a chance for love even when they’re Lost in the Mist of Time.

 

What they’re saying about it:
“Magical words that will keep you spellbound throughout the story.” Ghost Writer Reviews
“This book grabbed my heart from the first and proceeded to take me on an emotional roller coaster ride that had me cheering one minute, crying the next, and talking to the characters throughout. My heart went out to Aislinn and her plight, and I could have screamed in frustration at Dougray’s hard-headedness. I absolutely adored this romantic tale.” 5 cup review at Coffee Time Romance and More

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inflames6x9-1In Flames by Erin Zarro
Type: flash fiction anthology
Genre: Various
Price: FREE
Where to Get It:
Smashwords

 
This flash fiction anthology – my first – consists of six flash fiction stories, as well as an exclusive four-chapter excerpt of my debut novel, Fey Touched, book 1 of the Fey Touched series.

The flash stories are the following:

Blindsight – A cancer patient takes an experimental treatment, but the side effect is horrific. Or is it?

The Stranger – A grief-stricken widow has her husband resurrected – except there’s a slight problem…

In Flames – A pissed off angel sentences everyone to hell, but refuses to see the truth.

The Beautiful Woman -A deformed man is suddenly attractive but the woman he wants isn’t what she seems.

Marionette – A serial killer finds he can control every victim except one…

The Last Kill – A rehabilitated murderer faces madness when her victims become voices in her head.

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gretaThe Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories’ byLee Pritchett
Type:  Short Story Collection
Genre: Childrens
Kindle price: $2.39
Where to Get It:
Amazon      Amazon UK

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‘The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories’ is a collection of illustrated children’s magical adventure stories about brave (and not so brave) boys, girls, wizards, witches, talking animals and more. The tales are set in strange and wonderful worlds, sparkling with magic. There’s also a selection of rhyming stories in the collection. These include some of my favourites the Epheline stories. He’s a very magical animal who is part cat, part Elephant, particularly cute, furry and purple as they come. He loves cakes and has the ability to let out a magical musical whistle, which sends children safely to sleep back in their own soft, warm beds. He prefers only to come out at night and is about to make some wonderful new friends in the woods and the park. The tales make great bedtime stories for kids. The story collection is aimed at boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 8, although younger children can still enjoy being read to from the book and older children may enjoy the book too. There’s plenty of fun and adventures for any child. My magical book is available in paperback and in eBook form on the amazon kindle.

What they’re saying:

Review by Will Kalif from http://fantasyguide.stormthecastle.com. Five stars on amazon.com.

This is a fun book for children with tales of wizardry and magic. It is full of stories about dragons, unicorns and more. It also includes some enchanting rhymes. I enjoyed this book and it is suitable for children and adults of all ages. The stories, rhymes, and illustrations were all done by Lee. It is a nice creative work.

A Great Collection of Stories for Children(review by Barbara J. Smith) five stars on Amazon.com.

“The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories,” by Lee Pritchett, is a wonderful collection of stories set in a magical world. Greta Gumboot, the bad witch of the forest, loved turning forest animals into wonderful tasty treats. Imagine a real bunny turned into a chocolate bunny. Yummy! But, of course, this really wasn’t a nice thing to do so Greta Gumboot was taught a lesson by those very same animals she’d eaten. What a cute story with a good lesson. Greta Gumboot, bad witch-turned-good, ends up helping others and being a good friend to those she used to turn into candy! Greta Gumboot is just the first of several exciting tales in this book…

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asterionAsterion by Kenneth Morvant
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

 

In an attempt to improve society, a scientist’s plan to create a work beast is modified by the government to be a weapon to oppress the citizens of an America led by one man.
What they’re saying:

 

If you’re a fan of stories like Planet of the Apes, and classic sci fi that takes a look at the consequences of using emerging technologies for evil, you’ll want to add this to your collection. Not to mention the story flows nicely from start to finish.” Steve

 

Asterion is the kind of novel that doesn’t come around too often. But when it does, snatch it up. You’ll be up until five a.m. Or longer.” Josh

 

“I found this book to be filled with non-stop action that left me breathless. The book was well- written and touch a chord with me.” Audrey

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