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eBooks GROW ON TREES (ebooksgrowontrees) | 78 comments FREE eBooks for March!

Click here for today's featured free eBooks! (updated daily)
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Mike Reuther | 127 comments FREE March 3-5. Baseball Dreams, Fishing Magic. One man's trip through this crazy thing called life. Find out why reviewers are raving about this five-star book.
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Matt Abraham | 3 comments KU - free in March!!!

Former Super Villain Turned PI

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George III (glc3) | 11 comments Free horror read ARIOCH: Demon of Vengeance free today 03/03/2016 only! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A...

ARIOCH (ARIOCH DEMON OF VENGEANCE) by George L. Cook III


message 5: by Mike (new)

Mike Reuther | 127 comments FREE today. Swing into spring with this baseball story and its universal themes of work, love and happiness. http://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Dreams...


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Dean Tongue | 21 comments Victim Of Modern Education

Darryl Regis is 13 years old. His life consists of being bullied at school and being abused at home. He shares his thoughts in his journal, which he calls 'The Victim Vault'. Through these journal entries we learn that Darryl has something sinister growing inside of him, murderous fantasies of bloody revenge. It's only after a chance meeting with a mysterious loner who calls himself Seth that Darryl starts to really believe that he could act out these fantasies.

We join Darryl in his quest for a quiet, simple life and the drastic actions he is willing to take to achieve this. Welcome to the Galgadome.

Available FREE on amazon until 7th of March


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Christy Bower (christy_bower) | 27 comments Unstuck: Escape Spiritual Stagnation, Experience Abundant Life
Free for Kindle 3/7 through 3/11

If you're doing all the right things as a Christian and you're still not growing, you can get unstuck. Learn to let God's living water flow through your life to remove the spiritual stagnation so you can experience abundant life. Get unstuck and grow.

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message 8: by Uvi (new)

Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments Tadah! Here is a new cover for At Odds with Destiny, a boxed set of four novels by three wonderful writers and me. Had a blast designing this cover, because of this regal red, that appears in folds of the dress and in the headboard, and because of this 'in your face' direct look in the eyes of this striking girl. She makes me think, is she destiny and you are at odds with her, or is she facing destiny and rebels against her own fate--

To read more click here:
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Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments ✨ Leave the light on and listen, hark
My tale is gripping, it is dark...

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Iva Kenaz (ivakenaz) | 20 comments The Goddess Within by Iva Kenaz FREE Ebook! Metaphysical Fantasy set in 16th century, Italy. #fantasy #mythology #metaphysics #spiritual http://www.amazon.com/The-Goddess-Wit...


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Dean Tongue | 21 comments Polly The Paedophile Slayer: The Complete Saga

All three parts of the Polly the Paedophile Slayer saga are combined here to create one epic action packed novel.

Join troubled teen Polly and escaped mental patient Will as they embark on a blood soaked adventure to take out as many sex offenders as they possibly can. Branded as 'The Justice Killers' by the press and seen as heroes by the public they eventually gather an army of like minded people. They cause chaos from Eastern Europe to South America as they hunt down paedophile rings and serial rapists.

There is nowhere to hide. As Polly would say - "Nobody escapes justice"

Available for FREE on amazon from 14th March until 18th March


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Christy Bower (christy_bower) | 27 comments Bible Surveyor Handbook: A 15-Lesson Overview of the Entire Bible

FREE FOR KINDLE 03/14-18
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The Bible is not written in chronological order. That is, if you read through the Bible from cover to cover, you’ll jump around through different periods of history. And some events are repeated in different books, written by different authors, to different audiences, and for different purposes. This is one of the things that can make the Bible seem difficult or confusing. Being able to place the events you are reading about in their correct historical context helps you understand what you’re reading.

In 15 lessons, we’re going to walk through the pages of history to gain a better perspective on how the parts of the Bible flow as one continuous storyline of what God is doing in the world.

The Beginning
The Fathers of Faith
The Exodus
The Conquest of the Promised Land
The Judges
The United Kingdom
The Divided Kingdom
The Surviving Kingdom
The Babylonian Captivity
The Return from Exile to Jerusalem
Between the Testaments: Greek Influence
Between the Testaments: Roman Influence
The Life of Christ
The Spread of the Good News about Christ
The End: God’s Ultimate Goal

We will start from the very beginning, with Adam and Eve in the Garden, and talk about how God began to establish a people of his own, starting with Abraham. Then we’ll learn how that new tribe of Abraham’s descendants became enslaved in Egypt and God rescued them in the Exodus.

Through the leadership of Moses and later Joshua, God led his people to the Promised Land, where he helped them conquer the people of the land, who had fallen under God’s judgment. But then, after Joshua died, there was no clear leader and the people began to fall into sin and chaos. God repeatedly raised up judges to get the people back on track with God.

Eventually, the people wanted a strong, central leader, so they asked for a king to rule them. Saul, David, and Solomon ruled as kings over the people of Israel. But these glory days came to an abrupt end when rivalries divided the kingdom into Israel and Judah.

The Assyrians attacked Israel and the people were sent into exile. The surviving kingdom, Judah, was later attacked by Babylonians. The people of Judah were also taken into captivity, so all of God’s people were scattered across the world.

Then, after seventy years of Babylonian captivity, God caused the Persians to conquer Babylon. The Persians allowed the captives to return to their home; subsidized their trip; and made offerings toward rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem.

Those who returned to Jerusalem faced a daunting task of rebuilding their demolished city. But the prophets of God encouraged them to persevere so God’s promised Messiah (Christ) could return.

After the prophet Malachi, there are four hundred years of silence before the writings of the New Testament. In lessons 11 and 12, we’ll discuss what influences shaped those years. The Greeks and Romans paved the way for God’s Messiah and the spread of the Good News about Christ in the New Testament era.

Finally, we’ll discuss “the end” as we look at God’s ultimate goal throughout history. The Book of Revelation provides a glimpse into God’s purpose for all of humanity.

Don’t worry if this quick overview was a little overwhelming. We’ll explain things more carefully as we go along. Before long, you’ll be able to talk your way through Bible history, too.

For Beginning and Intermediate Bible Students

This Bible Surveyor Handbook provides an easy-to-understand overview of the entire Bible. At the end of each lesson, there are two suggested reading tracks: one for beginners who want to survey the Bible and one for intermediate students who want to explore the Bible more thoroughly.


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FREE FROM MARCH 16-18

Survivors: Secrets

*** Lacey Young is a survivor. So is her sister, her best friend, and all the other young adults they share a hotel with now that the world has ended.

Lacey Young is a leader. That’s why when the lives of her crew and the people she loves become endangered, she must go against the odds and fight to take back what is theirs.

However, with secrets and betrayal as common as the grains of sand that smother the landscape, what once appeared to be a big problem threatens to become a tragedy. Blood is spilled, friendships are tested, and all the while the lurking threat that’s responsible for sending the world into chaos is closer than they all think.

Lacey has a secret. A secret she’s been repressing and hiding from those closest to her. It’s a secret that she knows can help save her friends and bring back some small semblance of peace.

But at what cost? ***


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Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments You know you want it, A Favorite Son
The clock is ticking, time to run!
FREE until 03/28/2016



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Book description:
This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.

Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father's favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit.

"What if my father would touch me," asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation--rather, it is the fear to be found out.And so--covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not--he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.

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Timothy McLendon (highersights) | 1 comments March 25 (Friday) Free eBook for Easter

Cottontale

Gabe is an awkward high school kid whose plans for Spring Break change when he's forced to run for his life from a shapeshifting wolf. His only escape is an intergalactic trip to another world, where he learns his true origins. Tall, quiet, unassuming - he must leave all fears behind and lead this unknown world into a new generation of hope, but it won't be easy. He'll fight until his last breath to guarantee his destiny as the promised heir to the Easter Hare throne.


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Kory Shrum | 1 comments Hi everyone:

My urban fantasy series, with over 300 positive reviews, is on sale this weekend (3/25-3/27). You can get all the books for just $0.99. check is out, if interested! :) The first book in this series is always free: http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Living-Ko...


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Erin Gunti | 12 comments FREE read for your tween (you'll like it too, but lets not tell them) 3/25-3/27

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Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments
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(volume II of Still Life with Memories)
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha—only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others.”

Behind his father's back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints.

What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.


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Christy Bower (christy_bower) | 27 comments The Legend of Dragon Hollow

The Legend of Dragon Hollow
Free for Kindle
March 28 - April 1
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When an enemy army attacked Mirabeau, Peter and his friends, Sebastian and Alexandra, lost their parents, their homes, and their city. They set off in search of the dragon’s treasure that Peter had read about in his favorite book, The Legend of Dragon Hollow. On their journey, they encounter all sorts of people and adventures, and they learn valuable lessons that will help them fulfill their destiny—a destiny that is greater than dragon treasure.

With whimsical characters and unexpected plot twists, this action-adventure story guarantees pure enjoyment from beginning to end.

A book for the whole family!
Volume 1 in the Dragon Hollow Trilogy

The Legend of Dragon Hollow is ideal for middle readers (ages 9-12), but younger if they read well or if you read it to them. There is action and suspense, but nothing dark or scary. The wizard in the story is modeled after Gandalf, a kindly old man who offers help and guidance at critical points (no real "magic"). This story is packed with humor, with lots of puns and wordplay, spoofs on familiar fairy tales, and a few humorous bits only adults or older readers would get, such as the character named Donkey Oatie (Don Quixote is a literary reference beyond most youth readers).

Even if you don't have kids, I think you will enjoy this story. And...dragons!


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P.S. Winn (goodreadscompswinn) | 75 comments Free collection of short stories. "Wings to Whispers" takes readers into the realm of the paranormal as they find just how close our world is to the next!
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Siim Land (siimland) | 1 comments Hello!

My new book called The Self Empowered Superhuman Diet is on free promotion from 29th of March until 1st of April.

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message 22: by Lelia (new)

Lelia Eye | 1 comments Hello!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have a special Kindle promotion where my Fairy Tale/Fantasy book, "Thorny," will be available for free March 30 and March 31. "Thorny" has 14 reviews, with a 4.4 average rating.

Synopsis:

When a spoiled boy is forced to watch over a flock of sheep, he is more interested in catching the eye of a girl with ground-trailing tresses than in protecting his charges. But after he cries "wolf" twice, a determined fairy decides to teach him a lesson once and for all.

You can find "Thorny" here: http://www.amazon.com/Thorny-Smothere...

I really appreciate your support!

Lelia Eye


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Mike Reuther | 127 comments FREE today. Tap your creativity and write that book - today.
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Jerome Brooke (jeromevbrooke) Reviews needed for books in the Divine Astarte series, by Jerome Brooke. Reviews also needed for F&SF books by Juliet Baranne. I am an active writer of reviews on my part. PDF available. Many books in the series are free on Promo or priced at $0.99. Contact astarteimmortal@yahoo.com


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Pinky Lamar | 2 comments PERMA-FREE: e-Pedia: Superman/Batman: Superman/Batman was a monthly comic book series published by DC Comics that features the publisher's two most popular characters: Superman and Batman

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message 27: by Uvi (new)

Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments Get it now! FREE 04/21/2016-04/25/2016

Each one of the novels in this boxed set anthology is outside the box. Open it at your own risk!

Bestselling, critically acclaimed, and notoriously creative authors from across the book continuum join forces to bring you At Odds with Destiny, everything you've wanted in a boxed set but thought you'd never find: full-length, award winning novels brimming with cozy mystery, suspense, romance, and biographical historical fiction. Finding themselves at odds with destiny, the characters in these stories fight to shape their future and define who they are. Come follow them in their amazing journeys.

Rise to Power by Uvi Poznansky
Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer or a traitor leading a gang of felons. How does he see himself? Can he control his destiny and strike a balance between ambition and longing for purity?

Double Forté by Aaron Paul Lazar
In the deep cold of winter, threats erupt from the dark woods, spinning events out of hand—and Gus, tormented by the unexplained death of his wife, braces for the fight of his life.

Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins
After Jack dies, his wife Pam discovers secrets and lies. Is she destined to succumb to vengefulness against his two lovers, or will she find a different way forward?

Dream Student by James DiBenedetto
Everything was going according to plan, until the night when college junior Sara Barnes started seeing other people’s dreams. Is she the only one witnessing the secrets of a serial killer?

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message 28: by Mike (last edited Apr 21, 2016 02:55PM) (new)

Mike Reuther | 127 comments FREE, April 21-23. Have you always wanted to make money writing? This book shows you how to get started as a freelance writer. Author and longtime journalist and freelance writer Mike Reuther shares his experiences in this ebook.
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Matt Abraham | 3 comments Free for one day only!

In this mix of DC Comics and Mickey Spillane, the world's greatest superhero is mysteriously murdered, and only a former villain turned PI can find the killer in time.

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Neil McGowan (neil-mcgowan) | 2 comments Free until Fri 13 May
Horror novella. The Loch. Something is stirring in the depths of Loch Ness
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message 31: by Arun (new)

Arun Ellis | 11 comments My book Daydream Believers will be FREE for Kindle download from Amazon 5/6/16 to 9/6/16

Hi -

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Just to let you know that my book 'Daydream Believers' will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle/PC download from Sunday 5th June to Thursday 9th June 2016. All I ask is that you tell your friends and leave a review.

It's about a bunch of old people, ex service men and women all, they find they are no longer willing to sit back and allow the politically corrupt to ruin their country. They resolve to make a stand, to arm themselves and to fight, to rid the land of their greedy leaders, to attack the political elites in their haven, the Houses of Parliament.

The workmen argue and bluster and generally mess up, the three fat ladies take advantage of the digital age to seduce their unsuspecting prey.

The superstar footballer and his trophy wife reveal the self destructive nature of their life together and their pointless marriage.

A lucky couple win the lottery and find the pressures of new found wealth and family envy hard to handle.

A young East European finds herself prostituted until she meets her chivalric knight.

A mad eyed preacher tries to lecture the world back from the abyss.

The avenging 'Hand of God' meets out justice against criminal pimps from his community.

A homicidal diarist decides he's had enough and plans to kill members of the selfish 1%.

And then there's the return of Blackmore, the spy master general.
Happy reading and hope you have a good week.

Cheers

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Viktoria Faust | 2 comments Download free SF horror story RECYCLED - PDF and Kindle available
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Sebastian Bendix (sebastian_bendix) | 14 comments Hello! I am participating in the Smashwords Summer Sale Promotion. My first novel, The Patchwork Girl, will be free from 7/1/16 through 7/31/16. Just use the code SFREE at checkout:

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Thanks for checking it out!
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The Patchwork Girl


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J. Dietrich | 8 comments Celebrate Christmas in July
The Christmas Gift is free from 7/22 - 7/25. Enjoy this short warmhearted romantic story.

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Tory Allyn (goodreadscomtoryallyn) | 2 comments From Sept. 25th-Sept. 29th, my novel, ALTER EGO, will be free on Kindle. It's a mystery with snark, splash and spunk! http://amzn.com/0692689141


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Gavin Magson | 1 comments The first 2 books of my SciFi series, Konar City Stories, are now free for the next 5 days through Amazon in all territories.

Please feel free to download the books. I'd love any constructive feedback or, preferrably, reviews; any comments would be gratefully welcomed.

Both books contain mature content, and are not recommended for younger audiences.
Happy reading!

UK links:
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Ajax: Relinquished - http://amzn.to/2cWVJ0K

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message 37: by Tory (new)

Tory Allyn (goodreadscomtoryallyn) | 2 comments My novel, ALTER EGO, is free today thru Thursday, Sept. 29th. It's a mystery with a side of snark, a slice of spunk and a splash of suspense. http://amzn.com/0692689141


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Lisa Shea (lisashea) | 18 comments Free 10/7-10/11/2016

Alicia prayed that moving from Wales to Canterbury would help her escape the ghosts of her past. The ghost of her beloved Dylan who had been slain in the Crusades. She strove for a fresh start with her wood-working uncle and her treasured cousin, Ethelfleda - one of those special people who God allowed to remain child-like forever.

Fate remained cruel. It had her seeing Dylan's face in every stranger she passed on the street. In every fellow parishioner at the Cathedral. Even in the faces of soldiers from the south of France.

But Martinus was different from the others. Where most men would laugh at her heartache and leer over her curves, Martinus sought to ease the turmoil in her soul. Day by day, moment by moment, she found her agonizing pain finally easing.

Until the day it all came undone ...

All author's proceeds from sales of the Sword of Glastonbury series benefit battered women’s shelters.

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Seth Levens | 1 comments Pulp Affliction Issue #1 of the Origamiac Chronicles by Seth Levens

FREE Fri.-Sat., 10/28-29: Issue #1 of the Origamiac Chronicles (Humor)

Meet Origamiac, the shape-shifting superhero who’s a piece of sheet! Get Issue #1 of the Origamiac Chronicles*, Pulp Affliction, for FREE Friday, 10/28 – Saturday, 10/29, then the remaining four issues for $0.99 each. Or save when you order the compilation of all five issues for only $2.99.

In exchange for the free issue, please rate and review it—and if you like what you read, spread the word to family, friends, enemies, strangers, pets, strange pets, what- or whomever. Thanks for the support!

*This series is written in the form of an “ungraphic novel”, meaning it proceeds panel by panel like a classic comic book, except the imagery traditionally portrayed via penciling, inking, and coloring is instead expressed through words.


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Neil McGowan (neil-mcgowan) | 2 comments The Loch is free from 29-31 October

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Loch Ness. Home to myth and legend.
When four University students take time out to go backpacking on the shores of the loch, nothing prepares them for the storm that is coming.
With the weather closing in and night falling, they have no option but to sit it out, they make camp near the shore. An unexpected encounter with a sick old man leads to tales of the loch. As the drink flows, tensions rise. Tempers fray as the need to seek medical assistance becomes clear.
And in the still waters of the loch, something ancient and malevolent is stirring. For the four students, things are about to take a very dark turn. They are about to discover that not all legends are myths, and that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.
It is rising. And it is hungry.
The Loch is a breath-taking ride through the darker side of Celtic mythology and explores what happens when the boundary line between fact and fiction blurs.


message 41: by Uvi (new)

Uvi Poznansky | 47 comments ★ Start the journey, see where it takes you ★
RISE TO POWER
FREE until 11/14/2016! Get it now:

When you get the kindle edition, the audiobook is yours for only $1.99

Also download HOME, it's free!



Book Description:
Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?


message 42: by Dwayne (last edited Dec 07, 2016 09:11PM) (new)

Dwayne Johnston | 5 comments Bluestone: The Forest, the Path, and the River still free on smashwords here for a while longer, or as low as .74 cents on Amazon here.

Escaping from marauders into a forest refuge, a group of fugitives depend on each other to survive as they are driven ever deeper into a landscape they know of only from myth and legend. As the danger that drove them there threatens to overtake them, they have to depend on one reluctant companion to survive. Can Driffan lead them to safety, or only to ultimate doom?


message 43: by Terrence (new)

Terrence Perera (terrenceperera) | 14 comments “Unsuitable Boys!” by Terrence Perera

Excited to announce that my new novel, “Unsuitable Boys!” based in Sri Lanka, is now available on Amazon.
The novel commences as a delightful romantic comedy of errors where parents choose the wrong boys for their daughters and where the concept of arranged marriages in Sri Lanka is explored. Further, as a foil to these innocent young loves, there is the sordid affair of the uncle.
Nevertheless, the story takes a tragic turn when one parent, a powerful political figure, decides to terminate his daughter’s love affair by terminating the life of her lover!
The novel takes place in that sad period in Sri Lanka’s history where a “psychosis of fear” pervaded the country and disappearances, killings and abduction by “white vans” were the order of the day. https://www.amazon.com/author/terrenc...


message 44: by Terrence (new)

Terrence Perera (terrenceperera) | 14 comments I wish to know members interested in the novels of Anthony Trollope. Trollope was a 19th century writer and his novels, mostly romance, are similar to those of Jane Austen. However, though Jane Austen wrote only some six or seven books, Trollope has written over a hundred.
Of his novels, I have just completed re-listening to “Framley Parsonage” and I am now re-listening “Doctor Thorne”.
Trollope is famous for his series of six “Barsetshire” novels, of which “Framley Parsonage” and “Doctor Thorne” form part, and for his series of six “Palliser” novels. I have the print, eBook and audio versions of all twelve books as well as those of some of his other books. They are all in the public domain and hence free. https://www.amazon.com/author/terrenc...


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Joshua Grant | 3 comments Pandora (free on Kindle Unlimited!)

Pandora by Joshua Grant

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Evil is rising. Shortly after retrieving a survivor from the ill-fated research vessel La Magia, cruise ship Emerald Rose mysteriously disappears. But evil isn’t content to stay lost forever. The ship reemerges a week later transmitting a single word—Pandora—prompting business tycoon Patrick Carver to send out a team to investigate.

He seeks out Aubrey Pittenger for reasons beyond her. She’s not a soldier or a rescuer, just a doctor who spent the last year suffering from the loss of her little girl. Yet when Carver makes her an offer she can’t refuse, she finds herself hurtling toward the crumbling ship and the dark things that flit through its once elegant hallways.

Mercenary Julian Eduardo receives a similar offer. Having lived most of his life on one battlefield or another, he now fights to ensure his little brother Ricardo won’t have to follow in his blood soaked footsteps.

But all is not as it seems aboard the Emerald Rose, and evil comes in many forms. Carver’s cutthroat team will have to band together if they hope to survive the night and find the essence of hope, the hope they’ve all been searching for, the distant promise at the bottom of Pandora’s Box.

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Arun Ellis | 11 comments The book 'Uprising' will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle download until Friday 10th March 2017

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Hi

Just to let you know that my book 'Uprising' will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle/PC download from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March 2017. All I ask is that you tell your friends and leave a review.

Set in a dystopian future; all wealth is in the hands of the Corporations, the 1% whilst the 99% live in economic debt or poverty on sink estates in the North. Terry works for Relocations, his job is to relocate undesirables to these estates. Unfortunately for Terry he is late for work once too often and is himself relocated to a sink. But Terry is not all he seems. Why is he there and who does he really work for?

Sample below:

Cramming the last piece of toast into his mouth Terry Jones grabbed his jacket and left his apartment for the office. He’d had the option of a high-rise within walking distance when he was first assigned to Relocations; his reasons for turning it down had seemed sound; cost = astronomical, space = minimal. Now, and not for the first time, he wished he’d taken it. That morning he’d set his alarm earlier than usual in the hopes of beating the rush hour traffic, problem was he never really managed to keep to his schedule (poor time management or lousy schedule?) and he found himself, yet again, bumper to bumper and yet again, late for work.
Brian Olsen made the final adjustments to his tie, jacket and hair before leaving the men’s room and heading to his desk; all the while diligently maintaining an erect 6ft 6in posture, a copy of today’s Times clamped under his right arm, his brief case gripped firmly in his right hand, and as he strode he repeated his mantra over and over in his head ‘today I will excel, today I will exceed all expectations, today I will excel, today I will exceed all expectations….’

Rain Morgan, stared at the free drinks machine for a few moments before selecting a cappuccino with sugar. Her actual name was Rainbow Sunset, her mother having one her odd moments, but she preferred Rain. She was quickly joined by Debby Jenna and Phillippa Djukovic; just time for a quick debrief of Phillippa’s date with Simon Brookes from Finance.
Peter Illyffe, the divisional manager for Relocations 1, left his office and headed for the usual 8:30 briefing in meeting room 3, aka the cupboard due to its lack of size and windows. His staff fell in behind, a well-rehearsed troupe, that is everyone except Terry Jones who was still driving fruitlessly round and round the car park.

The room filled quickly; those lucky enough to get in the door first grabbed a seat at the table, Peter at their head.

“Morning everyone,” he said, to which there were the usual responses of “morning, morning Peter,” a few nods and coughs and a silky “morning, Boss” from Brian, tall even when sitting down. “No Terry, I see?”

This too was greeted by the usual responses, initial silence, then embarrassed coughs or ums…. followed by a clear and unequivocal “he’s not in yet, Boss” from Brian. Peter made a note in the top corner of his meeting notes, as usual.

“Ok, everyone got a copy of today’s agenda?” general nods everywhere, “good, ok – item one then – the recent merger with Alderson’s. As per our meeting yesterday morning I’ve checked up the line and can confirm that Alderson’s Relocations are being wound down and we will ‘inherit their workload’.”

“Relocations are being relocated.” Phillippa’s quip was not altogether unexpected; there were a few groans.

“Thank you Phillippa,” said Peter.

“How big a workload we talking?” asked Rain.

“Approx half again our existing workload,” replied Peter.

“Will we be getting more staff?” Rain again.

“No,” said Peter.

“But how are we meant to cope with that?” asked Debby, saying what the others were thinking.

“By ‘working smarter’,” Brian jumped in, borrowing one of Peter’s ‘phrases of the moment’, “and if some people spent less time at the coffee machine talking then we’d get a lot more done.”

“Who’re you on about?” demanded Debby, realising too late that by asking the question she had singled herself out. Peter made another note at the top of his meeting papers.

“Moving on” said Peter, sounding tired, “there will be a further meeting at 2pm today with the team from Alderson’s so we can ‘manage the handover’ smoothly. Rain and I will attend that. Another quick point, the company will no longer be providing free drinks.”

There was a collective gasp, then “Why’re they changing it?” asked Debby, “I mean we’ve had free coffee for years now.” For some reason her mouth seemed to be working overtime this morning, in the absence of Terry it could be deemed she had assumed his mantle.

“As you all know we’re facing ever ‘stiffer competition’ out there, which is one of the reasons we’ve been merged with Alderson’s. The Efficiency Department has identified that the company could save almost £100,000 a year by moving to a ‘pay for your own’ drinks environment.”

“Can we bring a kettle and make our own drinks?” asked Phillippa.

“No,” replied Peter, “that would mean providing kitchen facilities – an added expense.”

“What about a flask?” asked Brian.

“Flasks are OK,” said Peter, flashing him a grateful smile.

“If you can drink anything from a flask,” muttered Rain.

“Everyone, now, come to order, please.” Peter was becoming irritated and the strain of not showing it was telling on his stress levels. At that point Terry opened the door and slipped into the room, “Ah! Mr. Jones, glad you could join us.”

“Sorry I’m late,” said Terry “couldn’t find anywhere to park.”

“There were loads of spaces when I got here at 8:00,” said Brian.

“I got held up in traffic,” offered Terry, his expression hopeful.

“Then might I suggest you leave earlier,” replied Brian, “we all make the effort to be here on time, it’s only ever you who’s late.”

“Thank you, Brian,” Peter interceded. “OK the final point, we’ve had a report from C.I.T, the Counter Intelligence Team,” he elaborated, staring pointedly at Phillippa over whose head most things of import were known to sail, “that we have a ‘heightened terror threat’ as a result of our merger with Alderson’s.” He waited for the information to sink in then continued by way of explanation, “Apparently we’re now the 3rd largest provider of labour resource in the EU so it makes us an even bigger target.” Phillippa looked on the verge of tears, possibly at being singled out for the stare, the rest were demonstrating variously dismay or affected disinterest but no-one spoke. “So everybody please ‘stay alert, stay vigilant’ and re-watch the compulsory DVD ‘Terror and Counter Terrorism’. Remember, ‘we’re all in this together’ and it’s up to each and every one of us to …‘keep the workplace safe’.”

Terry winced; he was convinced that Peter’s insistence on speaking in inverted commas and quoting the company watchwords at every opportunity had a damaging effect on his psyche.

“Did anyone see the news this morning?” asked Rain, too brightly. “There was an explosion in the town centre.”

“Yeah,” chipped in Debby, “near Macheson’s.”

“They said something about 20 casualties,” Rain added, “it’s awful”.

“Did they say who it was?” asked Terry.

“It’s a bit early for that kind of info,” snapped Brian.

“I dunno,” defended Terry, “they sometimes give a warning.”

“That’s the Red Freedoms,” said Debby, “the Black Hands don’t give a warning.”

“Which could imply the Black Hands,” said Terry, settling in for a natter on the merits and demerits of one terrorist organisation’s way of doing business versus another.

“OK,” interrupted Peter, forestalling further chat, “Any questions?”

“Parking,” said Terry, opportunistic as ever, “when are they doing something about parking?”

“As we said yesterday and the day before and, oh yes, as we’ve been saying every day in all these months since you joined us, they aren’t going to do anything about the parking, thank you, Terry.” Peter stared round the table, lingering on Phillippa, as if daring any more utterances.

“When are they going to fix the tower clock?” she asked, making a sterling effort to fight back tears.

“And they aren’t going to fix the clock, either, Phillippa. As we’ve already said it will cost too much to repair. Any more questions?”

Silence.

“Good, back to work all of you, except you Terry, if you could just stay back a minute.”
The others filed out of the room and closed the door behind them.

“You were late again Terry.”

“I know but it was the traffic….”

“Traffic is not an excuse, Terry,” said Peter, “you should know to factor that in to your plans. Also, as I recall, Human Resources offered you an apartment close by when you joined us, a much sought after facility that had only come available due to the unfortunate demise of your predecessor.” He fell silent, possibly in recognition of human frailty and the fact that the previous occupant had thrown himself ungratefully off the 7th floor balcony of the much vaunted facility. “You are paid to be here between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00. It’s up to you to get yourself here on time.”

“Yes,” said Terry, for once recognising a time when the less words said might be the better.

“Everyone else manages to be here. I have to come from further away than you so I leave earlier. Brian always gets here at 8:00.”

“I know,” Terry murmured, humbly, while thinking 'yeah but Brian hasn’t got a life…'

“And he doesn’t leave his desk until 5.45 whereas you are packed and out the door by 5:10 if you can get away with it.”

Again, Brian hasn’t got a life …“I always do my hours…”

“Do you want to see your clocking in sheet?” asked Peter. Terry ducked his head; he knew what it would show. “The thing is Terry, it’s not working out for us; I think we need to move you on.”

Terry grimaced “I’m sorry Peter, I promise I will get here earlier in future.”

“I’m afraid it’s too late, Terry, Galaxy has already collated your data and raised it with Human Resources. They’ve spotlighted you and put in the transfer request.”

“You mean I’m already on the List?” asked Terry. “That was quick.”

Peter gave him a look; he was a strange one and no mistake, “Should come through in a few days. …Obviously you can’t be on site when it comes through, that would create a conflict of interest so your employment with Peter Brookes will be terminated this morning.”

Terry placed his head in his hands; his date with Cathy in Finance had just gone down the pan.

“I’m sorry, Terry but you knew your stats were in the system. It was only a matter of time before Galaxy highlighted you. You know the drill; it’s out of my hands.”

“I know, I know,” said Terry.

“I’m afraid I have to escort you off the premises.” Terry nodded. “Straight from this meeting.”

“Right now? Don’t I get to say goodbye to anyone?”

“Afraid not, you will be clocked out …” Peter flicked through his paperwork, “5 minutes from now. Sorry but there’s nothing I can do.”

“Yeah, I know,” said Terry, “I know how the system works.”


Happy reading, hope you have a good week.

Cheers

Arun

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Arun Ellis | 11 comments The book 'Insurrection' will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle download until Wednesday 15th March 2017
Insurrection by Arun D. Ellis
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Hi

Just to let you know that my book 'Insurrection' will be FREE on Amazon for Kindle/PC download from Saturday 11th to Wednesday 15th March 2017. All I ask is that you tell your friends and leave a review.

A group of well-heeled, geriatric friends, all ex service men and women, are so incensed at the callous and sustained ruination of their country that they resolve to make a stand, to arm themselves and to fight, to rid the land of their greedy leaders, to attack the political elites in their haven, the Houses of Parliament, even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice - will they go through with their murderous plans? A mad-eyed Preacher - is he all that he seems to be? What links them? Where will they all end up?

Sample below:

All around him lay his comrades, brave men of the 24th. The crack of rifles mingled with the cries of the wounded. He loaded a cartridge into the breach of his Martini-Henry and levelled the bayonet to meet the oncoming Zulus. He felt the warmth against his face, eyes closed he smelt the dry air, a slight breeze ruffled through his hair as he slowly exhaled. He heard the tune of Hound Dog and Elvis blasting away, then a heavy banging...

"Alb, you alright in there?"

"What the...?" he mumbled, rubbing his forehead, "Bugger."

"Alb?" Gerry sounded concerned; next step would be the warden and the master key.

"Yeah, yeah," he responded, struggling out his chair. His current favourite book, 'The Washing of the Spears ' slid off his lap and onto the floor, "Coming, give us a chance, won't you."

During the years they’d lived in the Eden Hall Retirement Village, as residents died and apartments became vacant, Alb Rayner and Gerry Arbuthnot had contrived re-locations until they now lived next door to one another; best friends as children, best man at each other’s wedding, they’d billeted together in the army and saw no reason why they shouldn’t support each other in their dotage. (Alb’s words)

Now Gerry's hands trembled slightly as he put the two mugs of tea on the low table and slumped gratefully into the armchair. He looked across the room; at the lines of bookshelves that held the non-fiction that had sustained his friend for all the years he'd known him. For once Alb had no book in his hand, although one was lying open nearby, instead his attention was fixed on the TV, a large flat screened, surround-sound, effort bought so recently that the excitement of watching even boring shows on such a large and loud scale had yet to wear off. Alb had justified the purchase with the stridently voiced comment that since 'not a lot else' was going on in his life except counting the days to death and since he'd no-one to leave his money to even when that happened he would spend it while he could.

“You're just in time, some people’s issues programme's about to start," he muttered, remote in hand, "that poncey prick Tommy Boyle.”

“Ah, the lie detector show, that crap, turn it up, will ya.” There was apparently even less going on in Gerry's life.

"Did you see old Pete died?" Alb was a font of local knowledge, mostly from reading the obituaries.

"A real shame, he wasn't that old either," said Gerry, for once he too had heard the gossip.

"76 next birthday," said Alb; to them at 80 and 81 respectively Pete had been a mere stripling. "Not yet 76 and his bloody kids bunged him in a dump like that." He shivered; 'that' had been a state-run nursing home and could've been his fate too if it weren't for his Army pension and some good investments. His greatest terror, something that could wake him at night sweating, was the loss of his freedom and his beloved books.

"You'd have thought they could've looked after him, bloody selfish little shits." Gerry was instantly outraged, like blue touch paper lit on a firecracker, "You remember, when my old mum moved in with me and Gwen after dad died, we knew how to look after our own in those days."

"Yep," said Alb, who'd done the same for his dad, "it wasn't all me, me, me back then, people were a community."

"We looked out for each other," Gerry was warming to the theme; though they'd gone over the ground time and again, "no-one would've put their parents away, even in places like this."

He waved his hand to take in the whole set up; thirty-two separate one bedroom, ground floor apartments, arranged in a figure of eight around two central courtyards. Each had its own kitchen and lounge but there were communal facilities; a kitchenette, a sun room, a casual dining area and a large TV lounge. The Eden Hall Retirement Village was well equipped with all manner of amenities; available to all with the money to pay for it.

They fell silent, both taking a sip of tea and staring at the TV, the music started and they were entranced in an instant, part of the show, ready to be introduced to the mess-ups some people call their lives, ready to be entertained.

The host of the show, Tommy Boyle, tall, debonair and utterly lethal, his frame dominating the scene, turned to the large, amorphous mass on his right, “Felicity, please, tell us why you’re here.”

“Well, Tommy,” Felicity (all 22 stone of her) bounced in the chair, her arms gesticulating this way and that, “I’m pregnant right an’ Randall, my boyfriend won’t believe I ‘aven’t ‘ad sex wiv no-one else, just ‘im.”

"Bugger me, I'd believe her," Gerry was leaning out of his chair, nearly spilling his tea, "I'm surprised she's had sex with anybody, I mean who the hell could fancy that?"

The crux of the story laid bare the audience relaxed, waiting for the maestro to begin his dissection; “So for you, Felicity, it's clear, it's your boyfriend's baby.”

“Yeah,” said Felicity, the coquettish look she produced sat uneasily on her shapeless face.

"Right, let's get him in here," said Tommy. He put out one arm in a welcoming gesture and onto the stage slouched a tall and skinny youth with a spotty complexion. He made a face at the audience, some hissing at him having already made up their minds, and slumped into a chair.

"Okay Randall," started Tommy, "Felicity has told us that she's pregnant and that you don't believe it's yours."

"I know it ain't," spat Randall, adjusting his position, angling his body away from Felicity's.

"Gawd, will you look at that," guffawed Alb.

"What a bloody mess," said Gerry, trying to make up his mind if the youth's hair was wet or simply greasy. "A quick spell in the army wouldn't do him any harm."

"Too bloody right," agreed Alb, "reckon that goes for most of the lay-abouts."

"Yor a liar," barked Felicity, rising monstrously from her chair. The two book-end bouncers waiting in the wings moved closer at a quick signal from Tommy but she subsided into her chair as quickly as she'd risen from it.

The argument raged back and forth on screen, the all too familiar pattern of lies and deceit; baring your lives to the studio audience's ridicule as well as that of the watching millions, all in the name of entertainment.

Gerry sighed heavily; the repetition was depressing, "We got any biscuits?"

"No, you got any in your place?"

"No," said Gerry, "but I bet Ken has."

Ken Grewcock lived in one of the apartments along the way, a mere minute's walk yet neither could summon the energy to move; they continued to stare at the TV.

Tommy was in command again, doing his showman bit, playing to the audience, "Okay, Randall, we get the general idea, you don't trust Felicity." He paused for effect, “So, if you don’t trust her, why is it that you’re still with her?"

Randall fidgeted in his seat and played with his nose, then picked it with his thumb, "'Cause I luv 'er, doan I." The camera homed in on Randall's tears and then cut to Felicity. She put out a chubby arm and looked tenderly at him.

"Well, if you love each other so much, why are we here?" asked Tommy, "Surely you can make it work together, for the sake of the baby."

"It ain't my fuckin' kid," retorted Randall, tears dried.

"What makes you think it isn't?" asked Tommy.

"I just know, ok," sullen now, head on chest, his voice a low mumble.

"It's your baby," Felicity's voice was ragged with tears, "I love you an' I ain't been wiv no-one else, on my muvver's life."

"Well, we can establish the truth of that statement," said Tommy, stretching his hand out for the 'golden envelope of truth' in a theatrical gesture, "Felicity took the lie detector test this morning and we asked her 'have you had sex with anyone else since dating Randall?'"

Both Gerry and Alb had leaned forward, breath bated, in an unconscious mirroring of the studio audience's reaction.

Tommy glanced round at the audience and then looked at Felicity, ".....and she said 'No'."

He paused for effect and the audience, expectant, leant further forwards in their seats, a pin dropping would have caused mayhem, "and the lie detector test said.....she was........LYING."

At that the audience erupted with gasps, groans, laughs and general abuse directed at both individuals on the stage. Gerry added his own tirade to the general cacophony.

"D'you know," Alb's voice sounded strained, "I blame Thatcher, her and her 'no such thing as society'. We used to look after each other, in the old days, but it's different today." Gerry had half an ear on the TV and half on Alb, never a good thing to do as he would keep talking until he got proper acknowledgement of his point. "No-one looks out for anyone anymore, as soon as you're old they bung you somewhere to die, 'cause that's what they want to do... forget us until we die, then they whisk us away and bung us in the ground, just like that."

"Yeah," said Gerry, "know what you mean."

"And everything we were, everything we stood for, our experiences...."
Gerry caught his drift, "Yeah ...it's a real shame, a man like Pete, all his memories and now they're all gone, lost forever."

He was now quite depressed and was about to say more when Alb, in one of his quick mood changes muttered, "Still, no use cryin' over spilt milk," whilst pulling himself up and out of the chair. He fiddled with the remote, turning off the TV, "Come on; let's go see about those biscuits."

Happy reading, hope you have a good week.

Cheers

Arun

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