Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Sands of Time: Fate of the True Vampires: Special Edition, by Christine Church. (Still free?)

"Having read many books based on the supernatural I was intrigued as to how this would be different, but it was! I really like the idea of the book being written in journal form, especially as they have been collected from various times and locations and pieced together, the author obviously gave some thought to this rather than just someone stumbling across a huge tome of an old diary. Couple that with the fact that we discover that what we know as vampires are in fact "aliens" gives the whole concept a new twist. Kesi is our main character, and I look forward to seeing her develop and tell us more of her history!" -- Amazon Reviewer

Praise for Sands of Time: Fate of the True Vampires:

"Above and beyond conventional vampire stories...The writing style is unusual and interesting...Sands of Time does not drag its way into boredom. The story is compelling enough to keep the reader turning the pages." Lex Allen, Reader's Favorite

"This is truly not a typical vampiric read and I wish I could give it more than five stars. I can't wait for the release of the second book and I applaud this author's ingenuity.” The Voluptuous Book Diva


~Mysteries uncovered from tombs. Secrets dug up from the grave. The truth about vampires has been unearthed. These are the unearthed scrolls of an ancient immortal and her desperate quest to save her bloodline and future children from extinction.~

~In this compelling and unique adventure, written as translated scripts found by archaeologists, Sands of Time sweeps the reader back to ancient Egypt where we read the scrolls of Kesi of Giza, the “Nile’s Graceful Queen,” a hybrid blood drinker with an exciting and exceptional past. From the sands of ancient Egypt, to the arms of a Roman soldier. From hiding in 13th century London, to dying in post Jacobean Scotland and through Revolutionary France, this short page turner is packed full of adventure, betrayal, mayhem and mystery as the first of Kesi’s epic search for a way to share her bloodline begins.

This is a series that will delight vampire fans looking for a fresh take on an old genre. The historical aspect of the book will also thrill those looking for exploration into a past not told about in school books.~


"There is some commonality with the lore of vampires [found in] Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, yet [Ms. Church’s] vampires have an alternate origin that incorporates theories of the purpose of the great pyramids and how they were
built. The story thankfully lacks the teen angst of Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series and has much better writing than what I've read in those and related supernatural romance books about vampires." Meribast Amazon

‘I found the characters in Sands of Time to be believable, real and each motivated by their own truths. I genuinely cared about them all, including Yin (wait till you meet him) and could see why they behaved in the way that they did." Fiona Tate



108 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 4 reviews.

                     



A Killer Retreat (A Downward Dog Mystery), by Tracy Weber. (Still 1.99?)

"The plot twists & turns as Kate tries to untangle all the clues to find the real murderer. She is also dealing with her conflicting feelings about Michael & their burgeoning relationship. I really enjoyed this book finding it hard to put down until all was resolved at the end - a very satisfying conclusion btw!" -- Amazon Reviewer


When Kate Davidson gets an offer to teach yoga classes at the Elysian Springs resort, she jumps at the opportunity—even if it means enduring the wedding ceremony of the center’s two caretakers. But avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate’s problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort’s hot tub, shortly after a loud, public fight with Kate.
The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she teams up with her boyfriend Michael, best friend Rene, and German shepherd sidekick Bella to find the real killer. They must solve the crime before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime—behind bars.
Praise:
“Cozy readers will enjoy the twist-filled plot.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"For a yogini, Kate can be annoying, but her path to enlightenment is a fresh element in cozy mysteries. . . . An entertaining read."—LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Weber's vegan yoga teacher is a bright, curious sleuth with a passion for dogs. A well-crafted whodunit with an intriguing mystery and a zinger of a twist at the end!"—KRISTA DAVIS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DOMESTIC DIVA AND PAWS AND CLAWS MYSTERIES
"An engaging mystery full of fun and fascinating characters and unexpected twists.  An intriguing read that includes yoga lessons and feisty dogs."—LINDA O. JOHNSTON, AUTHOR OF THE PET RESCUE MYSTERY SERIES
"Fans of Tracy Weber's charming Murder Strikes a Pose have eagerly awaited the return of yoga instructor Kate Davidson and her challenging yet lovable German shepherd, Bella.  Happily, Weber's second yoga mystery, A Killer Retreat, is as delightful as her first. Readers will love the setting, the complex mystery, and the romance of Kate's second adventure. Especially noteworthy in this popular series is the appealing combination of strength and vulnerability that Kate and Bella share. Enjoy!"—SUSAN CONANT, AUTHOR OF THE DOG LOVER'S MYSTERY SERIES
"Whether yoga instructor, Kate Davidson, is wrestling her hundred-pound dog, her new love life or trying to solve a murder, A Killer Retreat is simply a killer read! Witty, fun and unpredictable, this is one cozy mystery worth barking about!"—SHANNON ESPOSITO, AUTHOR OF THE PET PSYCHIC MYSTERY SERIES
"Fun characters, a gorgeous German Shepherd dog, and a murder with more suspects than you can shake a stick at. A Killer Retreat is a must read for cozy fans!"—SPARKLE ABBEY, AUTHOR OF THE PAMPERED PET MYSTERY SERIES




338 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 70 reviews.

                     



Easter Rising 1916: A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom, by Gabriel Woods. (Still 4.00?)

"A real enjoyable read. Easy to understand. Mr Woods tell the events of 1916 in a new and interesting way. If you want a book on 1916, this is the book. Ideal to understand easter rising 100th year celebrations." -- Amazon Reviewer

It`s a sunny Easter Monday. Paul, a doctor, is strolling toward The GPO. Mary, a cleaner in The Gresham, has finished her shift and is walking down O`Connell Street, beginning her journey home. Coming from very different backgrounds, Mary living in poverty and Paul living in upper class Dublin, their lives become joined as the events of the Easter Rising 1916 begin to unfold at the General Post Office. Paul and Mary witness their beloved city of Dublin torn apart during a week of destruction, violence and death.

Irish men and women joined the Easter Rising on April 14, 1916. They did so for true Irish independence, an end to prejudice against minorities and freedom from British rule. The Easter Rising began when the Proclamation was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO. He declared Ireland`s right for independence and equality for all her people. The Rising ended with vicious violence, the executions of the leaders along with 90 other people all buried an an unmarked mass grave. More than 3,430 men and 79 women were arrested across Ireland after the event. 420 people died. The Ireland of 1916, after two weeks, would change forever.

This book describes the story of two brothers and one sister of the McGowan family. These were real life Irish men and women of principle and they had a belief in Ireland`s freedom. The family were determined to gain independence for Irish people under the leadership of Padraig Pearce and James Connolly. Discover the fate of the two brothers and one sister and find out if their vision of Ireland was achieved.

The author Gabriel Woods has researched in detail the occurrences of Easter Week 1916 from various sources. The events of the Easter Rising 1916 are factual. The stories about Charlie, Claude and Josephine McGowan are true events recorded by Gabriel Woods from a surviving relative.

Easter week 1916 was a time of violence and death as the people of Dublin and Ireland were thrown into disarray and fear. It was also a time of heroic deeds. This book takes you on an informative, well researched and dramatic journey through the events of the Easter Rising 1916. The aftermath is also described and whether the principles of the Men and Women of 1916 Rising were achieved.

The myth and falsity around Easter Rising is dispelled by the astonishing facts within this account of the events while at the same time being an entertaining read. The author has examined the historical facts of Easter Rising from a wide variety of sources and the truth about Easter Rising 1916 will be exposed when you have concluded this gripping book.

This book is different to other books in it`s genre in Amazon. The author uses characters to discuss the social issues of the time that led to the Easter Rising. His views are supported by the history of a family involved in the Rising as he has recorded from a surviving relative. The author also records life in Ireland after 1916. The strife and distress experienced during this era has been written and recorded by Gabriel Woods from interviews of the survivor as she struggled in the aftermath of Easter Rising 1916.



36 pages, with a 5-star rating from 1 reviews.

                     



In the Eyes of Madness (Declan Peters Chronicles Book 1), by Michael Pang. (Still 2.99?)

"IN THE EYES OF MADNESS is one outstanding book! I was so impressed with the intense drama that Michael Ka Chun Pang was able to unfold right before my eyes. I found this to be an exceptional young adult novel that is assured to become a favorite of any teen. This book provides a solid foundation for the other books to build upon its strength in the CHRONICLES OF DECLAN PETERS series. I look forward to reading more of the writer’s highly addictive writing style. I predict this book will be met with award winning honors." -- Amazon Reviewer

2016 Edition
A near tragic incident at the hands of his psychotic mother left Declan Peters alone and with so many questions.

Years later, Declan is determined to find a way to be closer to his mother and takes a job at the institution where she's being held. That fateful decision will be the impetus for a chain of events so terrifying that Declan will question his own grasp on reality.

What he finds will be more horrifying than anything he's ever experienced and more dangerous than anything he's yet known. In a place, rife with demonic possession and sadistic beings, will Declan finally be able to find the answers he's longed for before its too late or will he succumb to the evil forces that inhabit the institution and all who live there?



227 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 30 reviews.

                     



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