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January 10, 2016

Chance to Win $100 or Kindle Fire AND 100 Free Ebooks

I'm one of the sponsors in a huge giveaway where the winner has a choice between $100 PayPal Cash or a Kindle Fire AND also receives 100 free ebooks! In addition, there are 100 special ebook deals provided by the sponsors. This is the 100/100/100 Giveaway!

One of my books, Mutation Z: Drones Overhead (Book #4 in my Mutation Z series) is one of the 100 ebooks you can win. Some of the other ebooks you can win are: Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, Andy Weir's The Martian, and Veronica Roth's Divergent series. You can win some really cool books in this contest!

My 99-cent Mutation Z Series, Books 1-3 Boxed Set is one of the publications sponsoring this contest.

Just click here to view the Giveaway:
The 100/100/100 Giveaway
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Published on January 10, 2016 00:41

January 5, 2016

Science Fiction & Fantasy Free Book Bash

Today, author Patty Jansen is running a book promotion in which all the books are FREE. Some are free long-term; others are free only for the promotion. Two of my publications are included: Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies (Book #1 in my Mutation Z series) and the multi-author boxed set, 8 Exciting Middle Grade Novels, which contains my children's middle grade novel, The Fisherman's Son. There are many amazing books and a few boxed sets in this Free Book Bash. Just click here to discover over 60 FREE books: FREE BOOK BASH
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Published on January 05, 2016 01:34

December 29, 2015

FREE Boxed Set of Middle Grade Children's Novels

I was recently invited to have my middle grade children’s novel, The Fisherman's Son, included in a multi-author boxed set. Many of the books, including The Fisherman's Son, are the first books in a series. I’m delighted to announce that this boxed set is FREE. Here's a link to the boxed set on Amazon:

8 exciting Middle Grade Novels Boxed Set

ABOUT THE FISHERMAN'S SON:

The Fisherman's Son is a children's novel filled with fantasy, adventure and the heroic qualities of a brave, young boy. At the same time, it includes accurate and beautiful descriptions of life under the ocean, villages similar to those of real nineteenth century island villages, and cities similar to those of ancient Greece and Rome. Part of the book is based on research accounts of what may have happened to Atlantis if it once existed.

The main character is a twelve-year-old boy named Wiley O'Mara. He lives on an island far up north where it is very cold, around the beginning of the nineteenth century. The island scenery and culture in some ways resemble that of Ireland around the same time. After meeting a dolphin who allows him to swim underwater, Wiley takes part in an extraordinary adventure through which he and the dolphin accomplish an incredible rescue mission. Along the way, Wiley and his friend encounter both real and imaginary creatures—the real fish, dolphins, coral reefs and changing depths of the North Atlantic Ocean, as well as imaginary creatures in the island forest and ocean depths surrounding Wiley's home.

REVIEWS FOR THE FISHERMAN'S SON:

Piers Anthony, best-selling Science Fiction and Fantasy author:
“Now I have read The Fisherman's Son. This is a nice children's fantasy, grounded in realism. Even the fantastic element is realistic, in that the dolphin doesn't abridge the rules just for convenience; the right introduction has to be made. It's not all right to make the excuse ‘I lost the cup because of a bear.’”

Review of The Fisherman's Son Trilogy from Dr. Hugh Rosen, Professor emeritus at Drexel University, retired psychotherapist, and author:
“Anyone who enters the portal of this amazing trilogy must be prepared to confront mystery, adventure, magic, illusion, and possibility.”

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review:
“…The Fisherman's Son is an original novel by Marilyn Peake about Wiley O'Mara, a twelve-year-old boy, living on an island up north during the beginning of the nineteenth century. Wiley befriends a dolphin and undertakes an incredible rescue mission, as well as a memorable journey through the wonders of the North Atlantic Ocean. The Fisherman's Son is a delightful and colorfully narrated tale which documents Marilyn Peake as a story teller of considerable narrative skill.”

Rebecca Brown, Original Editor and Publisher of RebeccasReads.com:
“The Fisherman's Son, is a complex tale simply written, with fascinating detail & unblinking reality borrowing from legends & sagas deep within our collective memories. Youngsters will undoubtedly enjoy this story of a boy from a poor & troubled home, seeking adventure & solace & finding some degree of dignity & happiness...”

Becky Alexander, Educator:
“The realism of the underwater ocean voyage is stunningly depicted with all its abundant and strangely beautiful aquatic life providing a bridge to the fantastic underwater adventures. These scenes give the idea that reality can be as fantastical as magic and that the past is full of wonder and possible treasures.”
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Published on December 29, 2015 21:42

December 7, 2015

$900 in Amazon Gift Card Giveaways

I've enjoyed being a sponsor in The Kindle Book Review's raffles for $900 in Amazon gift cards so much, I've decided to do it again. From December 7th to December 21st, you can enter to win $400 and $500 Amazon shopping sprees! Here's a link to both raffles:
The Kindle Book Review's $900 Amazon Gift Card Giveaways

My book, Mutation Z: Closing the Borders (Book #2 in the series priced at $0.99, with Book #1 now free) is a sponsor in The Kindle Book Review's $500 raffle: https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/5...

Good luck and happy holidays!,
Marilyn Peake
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Published on December 07, 2015 02:30

December 3, 2015

Holiday Book and Gift Card Deals

I'm going to be announcing quite a few book deals and a raffle for $900 in Amazon gift cards in my newsletter within the next few days. You can sign up here:
Newsletter Sign-Up

Best Wishes,
Marilyn Peake
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Published on December 03, 2015 01:15

November 22, 2015

Apocalyptic Fears II Boxed Set On Sale for Only 99 Cents

Apocalyptic Themed Boxed Set On Sale for Only 99 Cents!

As the holidays approach, I'd like to share with all of you some fantastic discounts.

Bestselling author David VanDyke recently organized two multi-author boxed sets of eBooks with an apocalyptic theme. I had two books published in the first boxed set which will soon be on sale. In the meantime, the second boxed set, Apocalyptic Fears II, is on sale for only 99 cents. This is an amazing bargain. Over 1,000,000 words...around 3,000 Kindle pages of fiction...by 11 different authors. Here's a link to the boxed set on Amazon: Apocalyptic Fears II
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Published on November 22, 2015 01:21

November 15, 2015

$900 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies, the first book in my Mutation Z (Zombie Apocalypse) series, is one of the sponsors in The Kindle Book Review's $500 Black Friday Giveaway in which the prize is a $500 Amazon gift card.

Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies is FREE on a variety of websites, including Amazon.com.

The Kindle Book Review's actually running two Black Friday Giveaways. The prize for the other giveaway is a $400 Amazon gift card.

Here's information on both giveaways in The Kindle Book Review's $900 Black Friday Giveaway.

Good luck!
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Published on November 15, 2015 12:54

November 3, 2015

52 FREE Books

52 FREE First-in-Series Books!

Today (November 3, 2015) 52 Science Fiction and Fantasy books that are first in series are all FREE! See here to check them out:
52 FREE Books

This special is run by Science Fiction and Fantasy author, Patty Jansen. There are a lot of incredible books available for free today! Here are a few:

1.) The entire multi-author box set, Quest: Eight Novels of Fantasy, Myth, and Magic.

2.) Fire & Ice, Book #1 in Patty Jansen's Icefire Trilogy.

3.) Qualify by Vera Nazarian who is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee.

4.) Yseult, Part I: Two Women by Ruth Nestvold whose work has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards.

5.) Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies, the first book in my Mutation Z series. (Book #4 in this series was published yesterday.)

There are 52 amazing books for free and some really gorgeous book covers here: http://pattyjansen.com/promo/

Enjoy!
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Published on November 03, 2015 08:09

September 11, 2015

Kidtastic Back-to-School Giveaway

I'm participating in the Kidtastic Back-to-School Giveaway organized by author Scott Gordon. This promotion includes a lot of wonderful kids' books by a variety of authors. The best part? Every one of these books is either FREE or 99 cents! In order to participate, I've reduced the price of each book in my trilogy of children's middle grade books - The Fisherman's Son, The City of the Golden Son, and Return of the Golden Age - from $3.99 each to $0.99 each. The Kidtastic Back-to-School Giveaway runs from September 11 - 15. All the colorful book covers and special prices can be found here:
Kidtastic Back-to-School Giveaway
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Published on September 11, 2015 22:25

Grab a Whole Lot of FREE and 99-Cent Books!

Author Patty Jansen has gathered together some amazing authors - including two-time Nebula Award Nominee, Vera Nazarian! - to list FREE and 99-cent books in her Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Specials. Some of these prices will only last a few days. I'm honored to have one of my own books, Mutation Z: The Ebola Zombies, included in this promotion. Check out all the amazing books here: Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Specials. Happy reading!
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Published on September 11, 2015 04:39