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The Truth Finder and The Visualizer -FREE

The Truth Finder is a story about Earth in the fifth millennium and a young man, left on his own in a dangerous world, but he has a gift. He can read people’s minds. His gift is both a blessing and a curse as it can help him out of trouble but also put him in danger.

The ebook of The Truth Finder is free from 2 to 6 September. Why not download your copy here?

The Visualizer is a story about Earth in the fifth millennium and a young woman who is searching for her family and place in the world. She has a gift which others want to exploit, so she must keep it hidden from all, except those she can trust? But who can she trust?

The ebook of The Visualizer is free from 2 to 6 September. Why not download your copy here?

The third novel in this series is The Healer. It should be available early next year.

Why not check out some of my other books? I’d love to know what you think.
Here’s my author page. All my books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and many are also available in paperback.

ebook Bank International

Tom Benson is running this new website where a lot of ebooks are listed for a mere 99p or equivalent. Check it out here.

All authors submitting their titles to this site are doing so with a view to reducing the expenditure of readers during the current international pandemic; (Coronavirus) Covid 19

At present, the intention is to maintain the site and all books at 99p/99c until at least 1st July 2020. Dependent on the situation it may continue beyond that date.

Many of the 99p/99c titles on this site may be available free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited if you are a subscriber.

This site will undergo continual amendment until the Admin feel it is user-friendly for visitors. Some titles may now be at the new price.

The books will be shown in a gallery to the left of the main page … All Titles.

Useful links and links to the author websites will be supplied on the right of the screen. Authors are also listed on the main menu.

The titles will continue to be linked to their Amazon page as we progress with the website. You may browse the books in the main All Titles list or try the individual genres.

If you are an author with the IASD and would like to become a part of this venture, please get in touch using the Contact form.

Thank you for your patience.

Tom Benson

Free on Kindle Unlimited

Lots of my books are free on Kindle Unlimited.

The Truth Finder is FREE on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. It’s the first book in a trilogy about Earth in the fifth millennium, and explores how Vrail copes in a dangerous world, with his gift of being able to read minds.

All my children’s books are free on Kindle Unlimited. The first three are children’s chapter books, with a touch of magic, suitable for under elevens. Desdemona is a book to read to your child and share the pictures and is suitable for under sevens.

The Green Book
Tiny Tyrannosaurus
Pablo the storytelling Bear
Desdemona the dragon without any friends.

Autumn Gold and Nature’s Gold are also free on Kindle Unlimited. They are poetry books for adults.

Why not check out my author page to see my other books? I love to hear from readers so do get in contact.

Lots of Free Books for Easter

Happy Easter everyone. Most of us have a few days to relax during the Easter break, so I thought I’d put some of my books on free download from 20 – 22 April 2019. I hope you can find something to enjoy.

First, all of my children’s books are free to download. The links are here:

The Green Book (Chapter Book)

Tiny Tyrannosaurus (Chapter Book)

Pablo the storytelling bear (Chapter Book)

Desdemona the dragon without any friends (Picture Book)

If you like poetry, Nature’s Gold and Autumn Gold are free to download.

Nature’s Gold

Autumn Gold

Perhaps you like short stories. If so, Pebble on a Beach is free to download.

Pebble on a Beach

Finally if you enjoy fantasy, The Truth Finder is free to download. (Suitable for YA.)

The Truth Finder

The sequel to The Truth Finder is The Visualizer. It is reduced to £0.99 or $1.29 until after the Easter weekend.

The Visualizer

The Mermaid (Short Stories) is only £1.99 or $2.99

The Shadows of Love (Poetry) is just £1.99 or $2.60

Just a note about Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited: I am removing some of my books from KU for the time being so that I can have them all running with the same date for KU, which will make co-ordinating offers much easier. They should all be back on Amazon’s KU by 1 July 2019.

Free poetry – The Shadows of Love 2 and 3 April 2019

Do you fancy a free mid-week dip into poetry? The Shadows of Love is free tomorrow Tuesday and Wednesday 2 and 3 April. You can download here. I love reading, sharing and writing poetry. Do leave a comment or a poem.

More free poetry from this website on Friday and Saturday, so do drop by then.

The Shadows of Love

A remembered kiss;
the touch of your hands,
through the distance of time,
in faraway lands.

The songs that you sang,
of love everlasting,
now are poignant, untrue
as our feelings are passing.

And all that we knew
of a love that was strong,
we threw to the sky.
Now I think we were wrong,

to pass by a friendship,
and a passion like fire;
then I remember betrayal
and that you are a liar.

Yet sometimes I wander
through the winter of time
with the shadows of love
and still wish you were mine.

Fantasy, Short Stories, Children’s Books and Poetry

Just a reminder that all my e-books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited all the time. If you don’t have K.U. then the ebooks are still reasonable.

The Truth Finder is £2.35 and $3.06. A young adult fantasy novel.
The Mermaid is £1.58 and $2.04. A book of original short stories for adults.
The Green Book is £1.99 and $2.58. A children’s chapter book. Great for bedtimes!
Tiny Tyrannosaurus is £2.01 and $2.06. A children’s chapter book.
Nature’s Gold is £2.00 and $2.59. A poetry book of varied forms of poetry.
Autumn Gold is £2.01 and $2.60. A poetry book. Poetry to enjoy.

All the above books are also avaiable in paperback. Desdemona The Dragon Without any Friends, a children’s picture book, is also available in paperback for £8.99 and $12.46

Why not check out my books? Here’s the link to Amazon. UK and here’s the link for USA

#iareg A touch of magic for children.

The Green Book Cover KindleTT cover kindle

I’ve been asked the question, why write books for children? Is it because it’s easier than writing for adults? Well I wouldn’t have said so, but it’s a good question.

I’ve always like to pretend that there’s a bit of magic in the world. As a teacher I found that children felt the same way. When I read stories that contained magic, children listened. They listened to lots of other things besides, but magic was one of the favourite themes. Of course adults also have magic in their literature in the fantasy or sci-fi genres, so why write for children?

Some years ago something magical happened in my life. My son and his wife had their first baby and I became a Granny and soon I had a second grandchild. After a few years I decided that I wanted to give them a present that they would remember, but not something that was bought. I wanted to show them how much I loved them. It was natural to write for my grandchildren and I had a lot of expereince teaching at primary school level, so I had a good understanding of the right level of language for the age group. The important thing, I felt, was to write as they would speak. I need to stress that the books were for my grandchildren and not about them.

The Green Book and Tiny Tyrannosaurus are chapter books which are suitable for a bedtime reading session. They are suitable for 4-11 year olds.

I wrote the stories about an ordinary family, doing everyday things but then added the magic. Each week I published a chapter on my blog and when I’d done about twelve, I looked to see if they would make a book. At that point I revised and rewrote chapters. Each chapter stands alone as a story, but they do all build up to a longer story.

I’ve had lots of feedback while I was writing and many more people started to follow my writing blog. Now that they are published I’ve only left the first chapter of each book free to read because Amazon doesn’t allow you to publish anywhere cheaper than you have with them.
You can buy the books from Amazon.

Since then my daughter and husband have had two children and so there’ll be two more books over the next two to three years. I’ve already started writing the next book. I hope to post the first draft of the next book by the end of July, so watch this space and do feel free to comment.

Recently my grandson read one of the books to me. It was such a treat. I can’t tell you how that made me feel.

Updated Poetry Blog

Thought I’d just mention that I’ve updated my poetry blog and hope to post a poem each week. Why not visit www.penspoems.wordpress.com when you have a spare moment? There will be many different types of poetry; some humourous, some appreciating the wonders of nature and some about life. I hope to add poetry for children in the not too distant future.

Welcome

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.

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