Action / Adventure

Two Wonderful Young Adult Freebies Today

by Alana on February 25, 2013

Song for a Gypsy  (The Eye of the Crystal Ball –The Wolfboy Chronicles)Song for a Gypsy (The Eye of the Crystal Ball –The Wolfboy Chronicles)
Willow Rose

A riveting new fantasy, perfect for adults or teens.

Sara's life is drastically changed the moment a convoy of horse-drawn caravans enters the quiet Reidenburgerstrasse in Germany, where she lives with the people she thinks are her parents. 

Sara doesn't know that her parents found her in a basket on their doorstep thirteen years earlier. Neither does she know that she is a gypsy or that she is going to be the greatest sorceress who has ever lived.

Soon Sara will discover a magical world she never knew existed and go on a journey that she knows will cost her dearly.

What people are saying about Song for a Gypsy:

‘If you are a fan of YA fantasy adventure books or would like an easy, fun, enjoyable read, adult or child, go ahead and pick this one up. You will not be disappointed. I cannot wait to read this to two of my step-daughters (who are 8 and 11)because I know they would love this story.’ - readitreviewit.

‘It reminded me of Alice in Wonderland and how once she left some sort of creature/obstacle behind, there was always something else even more strange ahead of them.’ - readingwithstyle

‘I never had a dull moment reading the book. It was fun and full of exciting happenings and fast-paced just the way I like it! I recommend it to young readers, but adults can still enjoy the story’. - coffeebooksandme

The Trestle: A Shakertown Suspense Adventure (A Shakertown Adventure)The Trestle: A Shakertown Suspense Adventure (A Shakertown Adventure)
Ben Woodard
The world's highest railroad trestle. Two teen boys. Terror.
Tom craves danger—to forget. He persuades his older cousin to walk across High Bridge, a single track railroad bridge without railings. Danger follows them onto the track, and Tom has to make a deadly choice.
A heart-pounding YA short story filled with suspense and adventure.


Never Too FarNever Too Far
Thomas Christopher
A harrowing story of love and survival by award-winning author Thomas Christopher.

In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They must risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.

The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally ThinThe Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Stan Spencer PhD
Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of science-based weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise. In the final chapter he has you create a personal weight loss plan based on your unique set of needs, abilities, and preferences. The plan outlines your easiest path to being naturally thin by reshaping the habits that cause excess weight. Simple recipes are provided for weight loss foods that reduce cravings and prolong satisfaction.

The Gandy DancerThe Gandy Dancer
Jeff Andrews

“It has it all...mystery, romance, history, love and hate.”

His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. Then his estranged teenage daughter mysteriously disappears. Suddenly, his life has a purpose and he has a mission: rescue the child he's neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.

Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he becomes locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.

The Gandy Dancer weaves together parallel stories, one modern, one set in the 1930s. One reader described it this way: “Jeff Andrews...intelligently knits together two separate stories and comes up with quite a curve ball of an ending. The novel is not so easily categorized, while it contains elements of a thriller, it is also a story touching on love, racism, interracial relationships, and self-discovery...”

More Reader Reactions:

Fascinating, Suspenseful, Clever and a Very Well Written Read!“’The Gandy Dancer’ is one heck of a crime story - in fact two crime stories. Suspenseful, well written, it grabbed me in the first chapter and never let go.”

Fantastic and unpredictable“This book was one that I did not put down.”

A Great read“I loved the characters and the story line. I was sad when it ended I wanted more. I really enjoyed the book.”

Fascinating stories intertwined“Powerful and riveting stories that eventually unite. Wonderful insight into gandy dancers. Would recommend this novel to all readers interested in racial and cultural ties to the deep south.”

Loved it“I really enjoyed this book. The story hooked me from the start and I just didn't want to put it down. The characters are still on my mind!”

Unexpected jewel“Loved this story. It has it all ...mystery, romance, history, love and hate. It spans generations where family secrets are brought to light during a time when it was unlawful for whites and blacks to socialize together or find love.”

Wow page turner“I love how the two books went together...This book was full of surprises...Can't wait for another book by this author.”

Stunning history“What a testament to honoring and loving relationships. This is a must read...”

One of the best books I've read in a long time!“I loved this book. I read every day and am always looking for books I can't put down. This is that book.”

Spellbinding“A gripping story reflecting a dark period in our country's history. A poignant love story with a surprise ending.”

Cheer Up, Woman ! Be Proud !Cheer Up, Woman ! Be Proud !
Lakshmi N. Koteeswaran 'Koti'
Preface to the second edition

First, I would like to thank all those who purchased this eBook. Few of those who have left their comments deserve an extended appreciation for their time invested in my book. I am extremely grateful.

Second, the syntactic and semantic deficiencies have been addressed in the second edition. When you write a book on social subject that pulsates through the emotions, there is a temptation to include everything and this may have resulted in overlooking this fact, regretfully. Notwithstanding the cohesive structure, or the lack thereof, a reader would generally get the essence of the character. The protagonist’s motivation moves the character of the small school girl who originally was almost on the verge of dropping out of school. The sequences that follow are, in a way, to display the maturity of the young girl’s character, who, by the time the reader completes the book, assumes the confidence of a woman – ready to face the world.

It is possible that I would have packed too much within the topic and possibly narrating at a faster pace. As the velocity increases, it is but natural to assess and re-confirm the direction we are heading towards. And this has come through the feedback provided. Thank You. I hope I have now justified the pace and the direction that this book is headed towards. Where possible, I have added contextual pointers to explain the scenario as the Protagonist speaks.

Third, when you chose a topic of motivation, it is more than normal that the reader is left alone to think deeply about the situation and how that mirrors in their personal life. The young girl feels the same way and is spell bound at her inner strength. I would say that this silent introspection is also the objective of this book. Somewhere in the corner of the heart, the girl now realizes that just because a young girl does not have a boyfriend, it does not mean, she is not beautiful!

There are many young girls who strongly feel this way. Not surprisingly, this is also relevant for an adult woman, where her inner child’s voice, is suppressed for untold reasons. This book is an attempt to change their mindset that no matter what - they are unique, beautiful and powerful!

Thank you and please continue to provide your feedback. Your positive comments would encourage one more young girl to glance through this book, at the least!

Just as the Sun can comfortably keep the Planets intact and still dry the wet clothes in the clotheslines at our backyards, we could perform amazing feats when we understand the full potential of this feminine energy!

When we motivate and promote the Daughters, Sisters, Wife, Mother and every other form of female gender with due respect and recognition, we create a new world of happiness!

That is how it was! This book is a humble but hopeful attempt to bring that glory back!


Six More Free Reads Today

by Alana on February 16, 2013

Essentially RawEssentially Raw
Marie Sarantakis
The Standard American Diet is defined by it's acronym, SAD. In a world where sea-salt covered pretzels and a diet soda are considered healthy alternatives, Marie Sarantakis provides an accessible introductory guide to pure and healthy eating. Marie's approach is simple and realistic. We need to integrate more raw fresh fruits and vegetables into our diets on a daily basis. This no nonsense guide will answer your basic questions, teach you the fundamental benefits of pure food, and provide you with ten days worth of raw vegan recipes. Life is too short not to eat raw and it's even shorter if you don't.

ANGEL'S KISS (A Dark Angel's Novel Book 1)ANGEL'S KISS (A Dark Angel's Novel Book 1)
Lynne Stevie
Alexandria Hayes-Lewis was blessed with the perfect life. By day she managed her family’s detective agency. By night she made love to her devilishly handsome husband.

Lexie never knew she’d been marked at birth by an Angel's Kiss—until one ordinary case turned deadly.

A brutal attack awakens a deeply hidden family legacy: a superhuman strength and vitality. Not only is she stronger—her gift also increases the power of immortal beings. With the secrets of her heritage unlocked, and her legacy revealed, Lexie becomes the prey.

Terrified by changes she doesn’t understand and sensual nightmares she can’t control, Lexie desperately searches for ways to harness the power flowing through her veins. But when people die and her family is threatened, she takes the ultimate step against those who want to shield her, those who want to possess her, and those who want to kill her. In a frantic bid for freedom, she enlists the help of an unusual guardian and an ancient weapon.

Will it be enough to save her?

The Contract of LoveThe Contract of Love
José Chaves
This is the best memoir in the history of memoirs.


Happy Valentine’s Day From Book Deal Hunter!

by Alana on February 14, 2013

5 Gears Diet: Learn how to drive your body5 Gears Diet: Learn how to drive your body
Diana Artene
The Solution to Accelerate Fat Loss the Healthy Way!

If you have always wondered why other diet plans simply do not work, and you have been looking for a diet solution that really lets you lose fat forever, your search can stop right now!
Introducing… 5 Gear Diet, an easy to use and practical guide to help your body navigate to your slimmest self! Learn how to drive your body with 5 Gears Diet!

Imagine having to struggle with tasteless foods, food charts, counting calories, and having to ban those delicious favorite foods… That would turn any diet experience into a nightmare.
There is really no need for all those punishments, as 5 Gear Diet takes a completely different approach to help you find the right exit out of being overweight.

5 Gear Diet will teach you how to start your Fat loss Engine, how to keep it tuned, and it even does not forget to teach you the essentials of keeping your mind in shape, too!
But that is not all, as Diana Artene takes everything out of the closet to educate you well, with only one goal in mind: keeping you slim and healthy!

So Stop for a moment and reflect on what you really want to accomplish… Keep in mind that fat loss is simple, but not easy! Allow Diana Artene to be your navigator in 5 Gears Diet to get the roller coaster working. Let’s Learn How to Drive Your Body, Today!

Becoming Red (The Becoming Novels Book 1)Becoming Red (The Becoming Novels Book 1)
Paula Black, Jess Raven,
‘You got me back. You always said you would.’
Ash DeMorgan, graduate, orphan, ice maiden, has long since consigned the fairytale nightmares of a troubled childhood to the realm of fantastical childish imagination.
Now, lured back to Dublin, the scene of her tragic past, Ash encounters a city pulsing under the dangerous sexual influence of a new street drug the locals call Rave. Nothing is as it seems. Ash is about to discover that her nightmares are real, ancient Irish myths are larger than life and roaming the streets of the medieval city, and she has become the prey in their erotic hunt. A step back into her past is about to become a high adrenaline race for survival.
Connal Savage, outcast, assassin, and living, breathing hunk of ancient mythology, has lived a thousand years servicing a debt of revenge. Dead inside. Until he encounters his boss’s granddaughter, an infuriating woman who threatens to lead him to hell with all his good intentions, who manages to chip away at the hard encrusted defences of a lifetime spent at war and burrow herself deep into a part of him that hasn’t breathed for centuries. He is about to discover that when it comes down to the wire, when you’re bargaining with the Grim Reaper for the life of the one you love, you will do anything...

Book one of The Becoming series. Re-edited and re-published 31st Dec 2013

The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter (Count of Monte Cristo Book 11)The Boy Who Played With Dark Matter (Count of Monte Cristo Book 11)
Holy Ghost Writer

"The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is a charming tale told in the tradition of A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle. Like young Charles Wallace, who is misunderstood by his teachers and peers, Zeddy finds himself alone and forced to hide as much as possible in front of others. His only friend is a zutterfly made of dark matter, which proves to be a significant clue to finding his father." BookBub

Favorite Fish and Seafood Recipes from the Coast of Maine (Fabulous Comfort Food Series Book 1)Favorite Fish and Seafood Recipes from the Coast of Maine (Fabulous Comfort Food Series Book 1)
Gloria Daniels
I started this seafood cookbook to bring some order to my recipe collection of 50 years. This collection consists of recipes I’ve collected from friends and family over the years. There are recipes I’ve developed myself over the many years of feeding a large family.

Quite a few of these recipes were generously shared by local restaurants, clam shacks and even push carts from the local area and I’ve also added many I’ve collected from our travels around the state. Many of these establishments no longer exist but they live on in our memories because of the wonderful meals that are their legacy.

Fresh seafood, excellently prepared is easy to find in Maine. Many people return year after year drawn here by the memories of our great treasure, Maine seafood. If you’ve visited Maine and would like to recreate some of these meals, you’ll love this book.


Six Fresh Freebies!

by Alana on February 9, 2013

Five, Six ... Grab your Crucifix (Rebekka Franck, Book 3)Five, Six ... Grab your Crucifix (Rebekka Franck, Book 3)
Willow Rose

An enthralling tale from an international bestselling author

It was supposed to be a vacation, but instead reporter Rebekka Franck confronts her most baffling case yet! When a priest’s exorcism goes awry, Rebekka must pick up the pieces and discover the mystery behind an evil force.

Rebekka and Sune are on a vacation in Northern Zeeland when they suddenly find themselves involved in what turns out to be their most horrifying case to this date.

- This is a terrific story, horror, psychological thriller, murder mystery all rolled into one.

Five, Six ... grab your crucifix is a spine-chilling Scandinavian mystery novel from the International Bestselling author Willow Rose. It is the third book in her series about the Danish journalist Rebekka Franck. It is followed by the fourth book in the series: Seven, Eight ... Gotta stay up late.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Windigo SoulWindigo Soul
Robert Brumm
A Death Sentence on Your 60th Birthday is Just the Beginning...

It's Hank Reed's birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as "retirement," it's one of the desperate steps the government has taken to curb overpopulation. Retirement is a widely accepted fact of life on a dying planet ruled by a tyrannical government. Hank's execution goes ahead as planned but state sponsored euthanasia isn't what it seems. The Reed family learns what really happens to retirees when secrets the UFN keep from the public start to unravel.

This book is intended to be read by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains indecent language and descriptions of graphic violence.

How to Buy Property Overseas For Profit and LifestyleHow to Buy Property Overseas For Profit and Lifestyle
J.R. Bakerson
Inexpensive property…a lower cost of living…better weather…a more laid back lifestyle… it’s easy to see why so many of us are seduced by the idea of buying property overseas.

But what’s the difference between nervous investors who struggle with finding the right properties overseas and successful investors who end up with value-packed investments in lush tropical havens they’re bursting to tell their friends about? It’s certainly not an innate talent, a unique personality or some “secret trick” that’s out of your reach.

No, they’ve just figured out the kind of research they need to be doing when exploring unfamiliar markets. And it’s something you can start tapping into in the next few minutes.

The book gives you a solid roadmap for successful property investing that actually works in foreign markets. It lays out checklists of tasks, step by step guidance and tactics based on over a decade of in-the-trenches experience working in the international real estate sector.

I’ve seen too many buyers assume that local property markets around the world operate in the same way as the market does back home. Yet if you scratch the surface, even a little, you'll often find a very different picture.

So before you jump on an airplane you need to immerse yourself in the “how” of safe and profitable international real estate investing. Otherwise you’re flying
blind and taking risks you don’t need to.

Are you ready?

Blindsided (JM Mystery-thriller series Book 7)Blindsided (JM Mystery-thriller series Book 7)
John Matthews
None can see like the Blind…

Ryan Lorimar and Jessica Werner have a special gift: they can see ‘fallen angel’ apparitions within other people. But as the fallen angels in turn know that they’ve been ‘viewed’, it’s a gift that will get him killed. They need protection. They need to enter ‘Blind School’.

Their only hope is Ellis Kendell and his team of agents. Day in, day out, Kendell’s team trawl through street-cam images from across the nation to pick up that tell-tale eye light-refraction of ‘viewers’. Can Kendell’s team get to the viewers before the fallen angels and get them to safety in ‘Blind School’? But there’s also an added agenda: Kendell’s department want the ‘viewers’ help in tracking down more ‘fallen angels’.

Yet is Kendell deluding himself? Setting this small group of teens against a legion fifty-times their number of the most cunning and vicious murderers and criminal masterminds the nation has to offer – is he simply throwing them to the wolves? Fated to watch them one-by-one die. The odds are against them.


Blindsided reviews:
'An adrenalin-rush, one day read. If you’ve ever wondered what might make mass-murderers and megalomaniacs tick, now you know. Never has the ongoing fight between good and evil been so much fun, or so frighteningly real.’
- Wendy Mellor, Simply Scripts.

‘Harry Potter with attitude. Plumbs into the teen readership that has made Harry Potter and Twilight so popular, but with a wry slant that would also make it appeal to adults. Has ‘kidult’ written all over it.’
- Tom McIntyre, Xanadu Productions.

John Matthews reviews:
‘Matthews maintains the suspense... an engrossing odyssey into the seamy side of a world that is so near, yet sometimes seems so far. Compulsive reading.'
- The Times

'One of the most compelling novels I've read... an ambitious and big novel which will keep you enthralled to its last page.'
- Cork Examiner

'A classy, well-written and unusual thriller.'
- Yorkshire Post

'Matthews delivers one of the best debut thrillers in years, brave, ambitious and remorselessly entertaining. Past Imperfect is a stormer.'
- Dublin Evening Herald

'Move over Grisham, your reign is over! Reminiscent of vintage Grisham, but Matthews has his own distinctive style. Strong, believable characters and a plot that grips from page one and won't let go, twisting and turning its way towards a nail-biting climax - they don't come much better than this. One of the best and most memorable thrillers I've read in years. A winner all the way.'
- Bob Burke. Mystery Readers International.

Distinctively written… all the forceful energy of the best thrillers.
- Kirkus UK.

‘A clever premise for an epic page-turner written with wit, compassion (and) highly evolved characters.
- Daily Telegraph.

‘… A chilling and thrilling novel, one in which real people start to wonder if they are insane, and have to come to terms with a terrifying reality that threatens their own life. Mesmerising.
- Books Monthly


Author's note:

This is a fairly new excursion for me: a YA/urban fantasy adventure that started life as a film script. I was in the middle of a film adaptation for Past Imperfect at the time when a Hollywood Producer showed interest in the concept - so that was the form it first saw life in. So, yes, expect it to see life on the big screen some time 'soon' (see Douglas Adams' ref about 'baking cakes in Hollywood' for that one).

It also might only see limited life as a kindle direct book as it will soon start doing the rounds of publishers through my agent. So look upon this as mainly an ARC opportunity before it gets snapped up as the next Harry Potter or Twilight! :) Then it will disappear for a year before being seen again.

Salary Negotiation Tips: How to Determine What You're Worth and Get It!Salary Negotiation Tips: How to Determine What You're Worth and Get It!
Jake Williamson

Stop Dreaming. Start negotiating!

Ever dream of receiving an additional $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000+ in yearly compensation? I’m sure you have.

Put down your salary calculator and pick up Salary Negotiation Tips!. I’ll teach you proven ways on how to determine your worth, increase it, and get it! I’ll show you how to prove to your company that you’re worth more than they’re paying you and I'll give you the tools that you need to get the compensation that you deserve!

Learn how to:

  • Determine your worth

  • Find a salary range for your position

  • Figure out how much you are costing your company

  • Use leverage to increase your worth and compensation

  • Negotiate with confidence

  • Find the appropriate time to schedule your salary negotiation meeting

  • And most importantly..Get a RAISE!

In Salary Negotiation Tips, I not only show you how to determine what you’re worth and negotiate a higher salary, I also show you how to build the confidence that you need when entering into that all important meeting. Study, plan, prepare, time, and execute your way into a better lifestyle and career!

Start negotiating your salary like a pro. Scroll up and grab a copy today!

Isiah's SkirmishIsiah's Skirmish
Travis Adams Irish
The trials of youth are always difficult, but sometimes fate brings forth every ounce of its fury down upon one soul despite their good intentions. Isiah Tolman embodies a heroic desire to feed the homeless through unconventional means. Unfortunately, the young man has disturbed the lives of a few tortured souls whose desire for retribution and hunger for chaos will send his life into uncharted territory.

Isiah’s Skirmish:

Act I: A wounded mind and disturbed soul are writing journal entries that describe violent acts of passion. Who is writing these journal entries? Isiah and his friends start down a dark, adventurous path. What will become of them with so many players who love carnage?

Act II: Deals are made with dark figures and lines are hastily drawn. When fate spins the wheel, who will come out on top, and who will pay the price? The disturbed soul is yet to be discovered and time grows shorter. Everyone is faced with serious dilemmas that cast foreboding shadows over their futures.

Act III: Lives are forever changed as sinister revelations are exposed and those involved feel themselves compressed by unstoppable forces. As desperate decisions allow ruthless masters to impose their will, enemies are raised to the ground, and the innocence of youth is shed as the predatory nature of the world bares its horrid teeth…