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beneathBeneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen
Genre: Rural Fiction
Price: $4.29
Where to Get It:
US Amazon      UK Amazon     Kobo

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A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems…

Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her wheelchair-bound father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth words are as lethal as his movie-star smile.

Except Paige can’t help noticing that, for a city-boy, Tait seems unexpectedly at home on the land. And he does ask a lot of questions…

It doesn’t matter how much he helps out or how much laughter he brings into her life, she soon suspects he is harbouring a big secret – the real reason he has come to Banora Downs…

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Bargain eBooks #710:

Simple Man by Daniel J. Pitcher
Type: Novella
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $1.25
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Think your family’s dysfunctional? Think again.
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George’s mother  has just died and his existence turned upside down. As if the seven  stages of grief aren’t enough to cope with, life is slinging yet more  contention his way.
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There’s the vacuous girlfriend he detests and the alcoholic stepfather. Then there’s the recurring nightmare, the  voluptuous cousin he worships from afar and the uncle with a gangland  past.
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Not to mention the bedwetting and involuntary erections…
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Then when a family tree amongst his mother’s possessions throws up a mystery, George is plunged into a murky family past that harbours a closet full of bones and an  unthinkable taboo.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“Just finished reading this short story, and I can honestly say that I  enjoyed it. The story had heart and guts, the characters were believable and real, and the writing was imaginative and well thought out. I’m  going to read the second book called The Reluctant Anarchist, because  I’m interested in reading something that exercises my brain. This author has talent and I recommend you give him a shot.
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The Body by Daniel J. Pitcher
Type: Novella
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $2.50
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle) 
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Eleven strangers.
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The stoner, the dog walker, the redundancy victim, the lovers, the skinhead, the retired soldier and some incompetent smugglers.
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All with different reasons to be down at the waterside.  All with different reasons to keep quiet about the one thing that connects them all…the body hanging from the tree.
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The Body: A novella about the seemingly mundane, secrecy and murder.

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Bargain eBooks #709:

The Reluctant Anarchist by Daniel J. Pitcher
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $4.93
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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Mark Skiller is unemployed & disillusioned, his life going nowhere.
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James Williams is the young, rising star of the cabinet widely expected to be a future Prime Minister.
Their lives are about to collide with devastating circumstances.
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When Mark meets the charismatic activist leader, Ashley Slade, it sparks a  chain of events that include rioting, prime time television, political  upheaval and a kidnap plot.
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Mark Skiller is about to become the Reluctant Anarchist.
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What they’re saying about it:
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I was glued to this book from start to finish – Some amazing characters  and a great story line. Really funny in places. Definitely a book that  will get you thinking.
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Okay, so now I’ve finished this book and I must say I was very  pleasantly surprised by it. Even more so considering I came across the  novel quite by accident!
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All kinds of temptations were laid out before Mark so this book had a  bit of everything including sex and violence. The characters were  believable too which is always a plus. I really enjoyed it so I reckon I could be looking out for more Daniel J Pitcher novels in the future.

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Bargain eBooks #704:

Spirited Away: A Novel of the Stolen Irish by Maggie Plummer
Genre: historical fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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It’s  May 1653. When young Frederica (Freddy) O’Brennan and her sister Aileen trust a  stranger on an empty beach in western Ireland, they inadvertently place  themselves in the crosshairs of Cromwell’s notorious Reign of Terror. Freddy  awakens in the crammed hold of a slave ship bound for Barbados. She and Aileen endure  the gruesome voyage only to be wrenched apart when purchased at auction by sugar  plantation owners from different islands. Freddy is left alone to face the  brutal realities of life as a female Irish slave on a seventeenth century Barbados plantation. As she struggles to survive the ordeal, Freddy’s harrowing  experiences paint an intimate, compelling portrait of 1650s Irish and African  slavery in the Caribbean.
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What they’re saying about it:
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Review by Phyllis  Walker: “This novel is a historical glimpse of the Irish slave trade in  the 1650′s, a topic I’ve seldom ever heard mentioned. I was unaware of the  plight of so many innocent Irish who were taken and sold as slaves because of  Cromwell’s hatred. Maggie Plummer has created characters so real, you can’t help  but become emotionally invested in them. Her description of Ireland gives a  clear backdrop for the reader to experience the shock, rage and fear of the main  character, Freddy, as she is taken from homeland and family. Unforgettable  scenes continue as Freddy is sold to a sugar plantation owner as both a working  and breeding slave.
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“Reading about the greed and heartless cruelty that  kept the slave trade profitable was difficult, but the friendships among the  slaves of different nationalities kept it from being overpowering. Plummers  descriptions of the squalor of Barbados, the beauty of the Caribbean, and the  resilience of the human spirit, are well done as she weaves the historical facts  in with the characters of her own creation. Readers are left with faces and  personalities for only a few of the 100,000 whose lives were taken by the Irish  slave trade, but will find themselves fiercely determined, as I was, to fight  the human trafficking of our world today.”

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Bargain eBooks #671:

Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2ndEdition by Jackie Anton
Type: Illustrated Chapter Book (readers age 8 +)
Genre: Childrens
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)      Barnes and Noble
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Sox was born with a brave heart and an in your face attitude, He was also born with a leg that was not quite right. His courage and complete disregard for his handicap inspire his little friend Emma. Young Emma Struggles with a learning disability. This lonely child befriends Sox and an unbreakable bond is formed. Readers share in Sox’s adventures, his friends, and his challenges. Sox is a heart-warming tale for every child who has ever dreamed of a special horse, and for anyone who has loved an equine partner.           BYHT Sox 2nd Edition has received the Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence.
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What they’re saying about it:
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My thoughts, as a parent are that it was an engaging, well-researched story.  I would compare it to “Black Beauty” in that most of the story was told from the point of view of the horse, Sox.  It is an easy-to-read book, and there is a lot of helpful information in the back of the book.  It is the perfect book for a parent to read out loud to his/her child, and I think that it would appeal to children of all ages.  I also appreciated the fact that the author dealt briefly with issues of military parents and single parents. Review From: My Devotional Thoughts host of BYHT Sox 2nd Edition blog tour
E-Book Reader’s Review By Horse Lover from Leesburg, VA:
A great story for young readers who are interested in horses. Narrated from the horse’s perspective, this is the story of a young horse and a young girl facing difficult challenges and how their friendship grows and allows them to succeed.  Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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