Monthly Archives: July 2014

sm-coverConquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
Genre: Christian Fiction
Price: $2.99
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David gathered 5 smooth stones to meet and defeat Goliath. What did these stones represent and how can you use them to conquer Goliaths in your own personal quests? Ms. Virginia Bean will show you how.

Travel with her on her own personal journey. See what she does. Learn how she grows. Discover what she becomes.

“Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones” is for anyone desiring to travel beyond mediocrity, pain and fear. Learn of the great power within you, a power given to you from God, a power that must ultimately be unleashed to conquer the Goliaths in your own life. Come to an even deeper understanding of God and what he wants for you. Come…

What they’re saying about it:

Great “life lesson” book!
This is like a whole series of self-help books all rolled up neatly into 104 pages and disguised as a fiction story! Very clever indeed! You could read this book and not even know that you are learning something. I found myself highlighting and taking notes all through the book, but also really enjoying the story.

A Nice Christian Parable

This book was a great addition to Christian Fiction. I use the word fiction loosely as the story itself was a work of fiction, but the lessons and biblical references are very real. I enjoyed the fact that this book wasn’t a boring, step-by-step instructional on how the author thought the Christian walk should be. She wrote a story about a very relatable and likeable character, Ms. Virginia Bean, as she faced real life struggles, fears and hardships. It was also amazing that this book came to me at a time when I needed to hear what it takes to listen, to trust, to be optimistic, to have tenacity and constancy. Great job Kathryn Elizabeth Jones. Thank you for writing such a good book and for following your faith in God.

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gaveA Grave at San Ignacio by James Wharto
99 Cents on July 20-July 22
Genre: Thriller
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The small town of Staunton, Arizona is caught up in the Mexican drug wars and ex-Sheriff Jimmy Harris is re-hired to stop the violence. He encounters a beautiful but mysterious woman, and as he struggles to figure out which side of the law she is on, a daughter he never knew is put in harm’s way.

Author: James Wharton was born in St. Louis, Missouri and traces his lineage to the Revolutionary War and Valley Forge. Wharton worked three years as a page in the U.S. Capitol in Washington and spent four years in the U.S. Air Force. Wharton is an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Marketing. He attended Capitol Page School in the Library of Congress and Washington University in St. Louis. He is a published author.

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Darker Amazon 650 x 1009Drowning in the Shallow End by Charlie Mellor
Type: Memoir
Genre: Dark humor
Price: Reduced from $8.99 to £0.99 from 07/20/14 – 07/25/14
Where to Get It:
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A darkly comic memoir about a secret obsession, revealing the depths to which people can sink, before they realise they’re in too deep…

For years, all Charlie Mellor wanted was to meet the alluring Pennie Fenton. Unfortunately for him, this wish came true. Captivation with the corrupting Miss Fenton quickly developed into an overpowering infatuation which sent his life spiralling out of control and jeopardised everything he held dear.

It was because of Miss Fenton that he lost touch with his family and friends, got involved with the occult, upset members of the Greek Underworld and even volunteered one of his own fingers to be crushed by a sadistic stranger. Before he could free himself from her curious charms, he would need to acknowledge her real identity and expose the deep, dark secret she had kept hidden from him. Only then, would he find the courage to rebuild himself through a bizarre appearance on national television, where in front of millions of viewers, he would abandon all dignity and reveal the full extent of his downfall.

This candid true story chronicles one man’s hapless attempts to free himself from a cruel and manipulative companion. Peppered with black humour, it unveils the damaging impact of an unyielding obsession. Positioned as an offbeat tale of misplaced mesmerisation; this unconventional memoir taps into the universal themes of attraction, temptation and choice. It includes irreverent observations on life, loss and the enormous void between these two. Only at the end of the book do readers see that nothing is quite what it seems and this is in fact, a modern day parable about the redeeming power of love.

Appeared in both the Amazon top 5 memoir listings and top 25 humour listings.

London Book Fair Litfactor finalist.

REVIEWS:

‘Cohesive and heartfelt. A confident and well-crafted book’ – BubbleCow.

‘Mellor writes with a deft hand, his comedy has a light, wry touch, combined with a self-deprecating sense of irony that is utterly endearing’ – Alan Strong, US book blogger.

‘I have never had an obsession about anything, secret or otherwise. There are times that I feel that I have missed out on something in life because of this, maybe I should read this book and learn how to be obsessed’ – Bill Drummond, artist, musician, writer and record producer.

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Fargoer webFargoer – A Viking Age Tale by Petteri Hannila
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.99 between July 19th – July 25th, $3.99 normal price
Where to Get It:
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When everything Vierra holds dear is trampled to ashes, will she find the strength to fight on?

In the dark woods of ancient Scandinavia, an extraordinary woman is creating foundations for her life. All this is threatened to be burned in flames of chaos, as men as well as spirits put their powers against her happiness. She is to become Fargoer, one who wanders across the known world for her destiny. Among her assets is a will of iron that is not ready to settle for something not of her own doing.

Fargoer begins a fantasy tale set against a backdrop of the Viking Age. It will take the reader deep into the forests of the north, among the people of Kainu both unique and ancient in their ways. Viking warriors prowl the waterways and riches of the far south are in the reach of the powerful. Yet, powers both supernatural and natural are in constant motion to set things as they see fit.

If you like fast-paced fantasy novels or viking mythology / sagas, you will enjoy reading Fargoer. The book has often been compared to the works of Robert E. Howard and Jean M. Auel, among others.

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nauThe Naughty Nine: Where Danger and Passion Collide by Nina Bruhns, Taylor Lee, Julie Leto, Lorhainne Eckhart, Mary Leo, Patricia Mason, Dana Marton, Rita Herron, Karen Fenech, Jill Sanders
Type: Collection
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense, Romance, erotica, romance
.99 Days: July 17-19
Where to Buy:
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Stop in the Name of Love by Nina Bruhns

When an undercover cop must cozy up to a suspect’s pretty neighbor, things don’t go as smoothly–or seductively–as he’d hoped when she tells him she hates cops and wants nothing to do with him or his damn assignment.

Red Rock Rises (The Red Rock Series, Book 1) by Taylor Lee

A fiery former undercover agent, as tough as she is beautiful , fiercely independent, she is the Rock. Few see the vulnerable woman beneath. No one messes with Red Rock until she meets the handsome Police Chief.

Dirty Little Secrets by Julie Leto

Marisela’s sexy ex lures her into a treacherous underworld of arms dealers, hit men & sinister double-crosses. Has she descended into hell or finally found kick-ass heaven? It’s the perfect setup to break her heart. Again.

Saved by Lorhainne Eckhart

Growing up I had dreams that one day I’d fall in love, marry & start a family. Then one night I was taken. I survived, escaped, I was saved. Eric didn’t see me as damaged. He didn’t see my baby as a monster. He protected me, kept me safe … he saved me.

Everything He Never Wanted by Mary Leo

Billionaire, Antonio Milani, came to London to recover what is his: a rare, signed copy of Oliver Twist. Instead, finds himself falling for the woman he suspects is involved in an international ring of book thieves.

A Girl, A Guy and A Ghost by Patricia Mason

A sexy psychic private eye could help her find a ghost… or turn her into one.

Deathblow by Dana Marton

Former small-town football hero turned cop, Joe Kessler never met a linebacker, perp, or a woman he couldn’t handle. Then a troubled single mom walks into his life, & the only place this hot jock will ever see ‘easy’ again is in the dictionary.

One Night to Kill (Seven Nights, Book 1) by Rita Herron

A military man must use his leave to play bodyguard to the General’s sexy daughter!

Snowbound (The Protector Series, Book 2) by Karen Fenech

FBI Agent Mallory Burke, injured and on the run for her life, is stranded in a snowstorm with a reclusive and secretive cop she’s not sure she can trust but is falling in love with.

BONUS Novella: Secret Identity by Jill Sanders

Carter always had a thing for his best friend Eve. He hired her to boost his business & it’s never run more smoothly. When an opening presents itself, he takes a chance at happiness that could end up destroying their friendship.

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marbThe Marbella Project by Nigel James
Genre: Action thriller
.99 Dates: July 16-20
Where to Buy:
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When the son of former SAS soldier Dan Green is brutally murdered by the Russian mafia on the Costa del Sol in Spain and the Spanish police seem powerless to act, he and a former comrade set out on a revenge mission. The action switches between Spain, Moscow and London in this fast paced thriller.

Nigel James is a lawyer turner thriller writer. His first book, Deep Secret, is set in the world of horseracing. The Marbella Project is his second book and the first in a series.

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fredsFred’s Ears by Elizabeth Purcell
.99 Dates: July 14-17, 2014
Genre: Children’s early reader
Where to Buy:
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“Fred’s Ears,” an ebook for beginning readers, is a delightful, illustrated, rhyming story about a donkey who is embarrassed by his great, long ears. He attempts to hide them by wearing several hats — only to discover that his friends can no longer recognize him!

Author Bio: Elizabeth Purcell has been writing and performing original children’s stories for more than 30 years. Her story rhymes delight beginning readers and help them to learn phonics effectively. Your children will read her stories over and over again — developing their reading skills in the process! .

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antinuclear2April the First by Jude Masters
Type: Short Story
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99
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The world is coming to an end and all old Mr. Oscar Ramirez can do is sit quietly at his desk and drink his morning cup of coffee.

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51zM5bWD7gL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Hollywood Plays for Keeps by Dale E. Manolakas
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
.99 Days: July 13th -15th
Where to Get It:
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HOLLYWOOD PLAYS FOR KEEPS reveals the raw, real underbelly of the acting world, a contrary world where the smaller the stakes the more vicious the competition. In this novel, punctuated with dark humor and provocative satire, has-beens and wannabes mingle with stars under the spotlights where sex is currency and murder lurks in the wings. With the studio system in Hollywood replaced by the small theatre training ground, the “play’s the thing” as actors claw their way from the seedy Valentine Theatre to the big screen. With opening night looming and careers at stake, the multiple rich characters stop at nothing to win their 15 minutes of fame.

Amazon Reviews:

“I enjoy a good mystery, especially one with an interesting plot, characters, and dialogue.” paul i lake| 5 reviewers made a similar statement

“Warning – don’t start reading until you have time!” gomw| 3 reviewers made a similar statement

“I learned so much re the small theatre world of Hollywood and felt like I was living it with the main character.” Realist

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Luca-Rossi---The---Branches---of---Time---coverThe Branches of Time by Luca Rossi
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
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The population of the island of Turios is mercilessly exterminated by the workings of black magic. Only Bashinoir, badly wounded, his wife Lil, and the Priestess Miril have survived. Determined to give their loved ones a worthy burial, the three soon discover that the corpses have disappeared. Their only hope for salvation now lies in the magical protection of the Temple, as sinister threats continue to pursue them. A shadow spreads over their hearts, dividing and destroying them, as their bodies appear to be fading away. Feeling increasingly isolated, Bashinoir watches as the two women grow closer…

In the Kingdom of Isk, wizards and wisemen alike must bow down before the insatiable King Beanor, whose greed for power and war is matched only by his hunger for sex. A young woman he has chosen as his next bride does not, however, wish to surrender her freedom to love and live. Will games and tricks under the sheets turn the tide in a war that has lasted thousands of years?

What they’re saying about it:

“Rarely since reading Ursula K. Leguin in my adolescence, has a writer created such a believable new world for me. Were the story longer I might be tempted to compare Rossi’s world building to that of Umberto Eco’s “In the Name of a Rose”.

Great writing communicates realistic mood and the flow of the prose cements the characters to their place in the world the author builds. Luca Rossi’s haunting new book, “The Branches of Time”, bursts at the seams with compact prose packing the punch of poetry. Right from the outset the author hooks the reader and weaves startling new threads into the narrative at every turn.

Magic, usually the realm of children’s literature, melts subtly into a background of sado-masochistic bouts and medieval power plays. Royalty, the King, reigns supreme, obsessively fondling every woman in his grasp and governing with a head-chopping style.

Life on a mythical island sustains itself on deep historical hatred and mystifies the reader with disquieting technologies. Complex personalities evolve smoothly and fight to mitigate the ramifications of earth shattering events. Don’t take my word for it. Pick up this brilliant book and find out for yourself.

The silver screen will soon consume Rossi’s work, but reading the prose in this kind of writing always sneaks into the heart of the reader in unsuspecting ways.”

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