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Penny 7 I’m writing this blog to share some of my writing. You’ll find stories, poems, reviews and updates on my books. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Do leave comments and I’ll try and reply.

Did you know that all my ebooks are free on Kindle Unlimited all the time? Not on KU? Well this weekend 29 April – 1 May 2017 all my ebooks will be FREE. So stock up on your reading for yourself and children.

I shall be at the Llandeilo Book Fair this weekend (29 and 30 April), so if you’re nearby, pop into the Civic Hall and come and say hello. It would be lovely to meet readers. The book fair is part of the Hwyl Llandeilo Lit Fest, with lots of activities, readings and competitions. Check out the link to find out more. There are lots of amazing authors to meet.

The Mermaid is FREE

The Mermaid is free from 7 to 11 April on Amazon Kindle. This is a book of short stories for adults, recently revised. If you’d like some reading material for your coffee break, that will transport you to different places and situations, this is the book for you. Why not download it now and read it when you have some time?

Here’s one of the reviews from Amazon.

5.0 out of 5 stars A box of nibbles of human goodness

By Felipe Adan Lermaon 29 January 2015
Format: Kindle Edition

The Mermaid is a wide ranging diverse group of well written shorts with two things in common.

One, each story, whether essentially flash fiction or a fully fleshed tale, is about relationships. How essential our desires for or our involvement in relationship are. Whether as a man to a woman, a woman to a man, a child to an adult, or even from an animal to a person. This short book is dense with the possibilities.

Second, directly or indirectly, each story carries the weight of the belief in human kindness and good.

Sometimes that weight is is heavily unearthed by caring inspectors catching a serial killer. Other times the separation is but gauze glittering between two searching hearts. Always, its reminder for me was, human goodness exists, and manifests more often than sometimes thought possible.

The varied stories can be read in one sitting. Or sipped and gulped, like I did, like essential nutrition for my soul.

Lovely work.

Not a term I easily or normally use. But totally accurate of my reading experience of almost all these stories by Ms. Luker. Recommend without reservation.

The Mermaid

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The Mermaid is a book of short stories for adults. I’ve revised the cover and used one of my pictures. I think it’s an improvement on the previous cover and hope you do as well, but if you have suggestions to improve it further, let me know. I’ve also re-edited the book and changed the size of the book to a standard one.

The story, The Mermaid, won third prize in The Chudleigh Phoenix competition in 2011. Sadly that competition is not running at the moment.

I have a new book of short stories in progress. The Mermaid is a mixture of a variety of genre. I’m now debating with myself, unless someone else joins in, whether to stick to one genre for the next book. What do you think?

You can see my books here. This new edition is £7.00 for the paperback and £1.90 for the kindle e-book edition. Happy reading.

My Christmas Present to you

Four of my ebooks are still free on Amazon kindle until 21 December 2016. They are: The Mermaid – a book of short stories for adults (multi genre) ; The Truth Finder – a young adult novel about the fifth millennium (fantasy/sci-fi) ; Tiny Tyrannosaurus – a children’s novel/chapter book about magic and a toy tyrannosaurus and Nature’s Gold -a poetry book full of poems to enjoy.

Here’s the link to my Amazon page
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If you want to give me a present, please share and tweet this post and of course anyone with the time to write a short review would make my day.

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone.

To celebrate Christmas or this lovely time of year, I am giving some of my ebooks away for free. The Mermaid, The Truth Finder, Tiny Tyrannosaurus and Nature’s Gold are free from 17 – 21 December 2016 and The Green Book is free on 17-18 Dec. Information and links about these books are shown below.

You can view my books here:
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Do you fancy giving paperback books as presents? Here’s some information and links to my paperback books. Take a look.
truthfinder-promo-small The Truth Finder is a Young Adult novel. It is about a young man who can reads minds and takes place in the fifth millennium. It costs $9.29 in the USA and £6.00 in UK.

cover My poetry books, Nature’s Gold and Autumn Gold are full of varied poetry for you to enjoy. They cost $6.26/$7.06 in the USA and £5.00/£5.50 in the UK

poster-for-childrens-books My children’s chapter books, The Green Book and Tiny Tyrannosaurus are $5.79/$6.53 in the USA and £4.50/£4.99 in the UK. They are suitable for 4 – 11 year olds and are great as bedtime stories.

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Desdemona: The dragon without any friends is a picture book for 3 – 6 year olds. It costs $12.46 in the USA and £8.99 in the UK.

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The Mermaid is a book of gentle short stories for adults. A great gift for your mother or grandmother. It costs $9.29 in the USA and £6.00 in the UK.

If you buy a paperback version of my books for your friends and family, you can download the book on kindle for yourself for free. (This is not applicable to Desdemona: The dragon without any friends, which is not available on Kindle.)

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas

Buy a Book for Christmas

A book can bring hours of pleasure for a small amount of money and so makes an ideal gift for someone you love. All my books are FREE on Kindle Unlimited, or cheaper than the paperback on Kindle. If you buy the paperback, you get the kindle version free. I don’t believe you should pay twice. This post is about paperback books that you can wrap for Christmas Presents. For a small outlay, you can give a lot of pleasure. You can view my books here:
USA
UK

truthfinder-promo-small The Truth Finder is a Young Adult novel. It is about a young man who can reads minds and takes place in the fifth millennium. It costs $9.29 in the USA and £6.00 in UK.

cover My poetry books, Nature’s Gold and Autumn Gold are full of varied poetry for you to enjoy. They cost $6.26/$7.06 in the USA and £5.00/£5.50 in the UK

poster-for-childrens-books My children’s chapter books, The Green Book and Tiny Tyrannosaurus are $5.79/$6.53 in the USA and £4.50/£4.99 in the UK. They are suitable for 4 – 11 year olds and are great as bedtime stories.

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Desdemona: The dragon without any friends is a picture book for 3 – 6 year olds. It costs $12.46 in the USA and £8.99 in the UK.

the-mermaid-cover

The Mermaid is a book of gentle short stories for adults. A great gift for your mother or grandmother. It costs $9.29 in the USA and £6.00 in the UK.

So when you buy the paperback version of my books for your friends and family, you can download the book on kindle for yourself for free. The gift that gives twice. This is not applicable to Desdemona: The dragon without any friends, which is not available on Kindle.
Happy Christmas Shopping.

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This is a beautifully written book, with well crafted characters. Beth, the lead police officer, investigates the murder of a young woman, who is found dead in the snow. Beth is not the perfect police officer, but in spite of her flaws, she is persistent in her aim to find the killer. Her friendship with Bebe, a singer and suspect, is not best practice, but from both sides it is rather endearing.
There are only three houses in the hamlet where the murder is committed and they are cut off by heavy falls of snow. Bebe, Dora and Ian and Christine have chosen to live in this isolated hamlet for various reasons.
The reader doesn’t have to deal with gory details of the murder. The key to this book is the puzzle of who was where, when and what could be the possible motive to kill the victim. Alongside the investigation is Bebe’s determination to arrange a comeback for her singing career, in spite of her inefficient manager.
I really enjoyed this book and would certainly recommend it highly.

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