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Children’s books, Poetry, Short Stories and a Novel

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.

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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The Mermaid – Free 9 – 10 October

The Mermaid on Amazon kindle

The Mermaid on Amazon kindle

The Mermaid, a book of short stories for adults (not adult short stories – there is a difference) is free on Amazon Kindle today and tomorrow 9 – 10 October 2016. It is full of a variety of genre that will help you pass an enjoyable half hour with your coffee. The story, The Mermaid, was a prize winning story. Why not download now and read when you have the time.

All my books are free on Kindle Unlimited all the time and are available in paperback. Your feedback will be welcome and appreciated.

My books #IARE

TF CoverJust a reminder that all my ebooks are free on Kindle Unlimited. If you’re buying then the children’s books are 99pence and the adult ones are £2 or £1.99. There are paperback versions available. Take a look here. The Truth Finder is a YA novel about Earth in the fifth millennium and a young man called Vrail, who can read minds.

Nature’s Gold is a book of poetry about many subjects, in a variety of forms. Some poems are tongue in cheek, while others are more serious. All of them are written to be enjoyed.

The Green Book is the first book in a series of children’s books about magic. It can be read as individual chapters or as an entire book. The Green Book Cover Kindle Tiny Tyrannosaurus is the second children’s book about magic and the every day life of Isaac. TT cover kindle

My books

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All my books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and ebook versions are only 99p – £2.00 in the UK. Take a look here.

In the US my books are priced from only $1.40-$2.99. You can find them here.

I’d love it if you could take a look and see if you’d like to try any of them. There’s a YA novel, two children’s books, a poetry book and a book of short stories.

I’ll be tidying up this blog in the near future and may change the layout. Don’t go away though because there’s lots more stories coming up.
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Book Review: Not What You Thought? and other surprises by P.A. Ruddock

Not What You Thought? and other surprisesNot What You Thought? and other surprises by P. A. Ruddock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is worth buying because it is raising money for the Forget-Me-Not charity, which helps homeless ex-soldiers. It’s also worth buying as it’s very good value for money with thirty four stories. Some of the stories are short or even flash fiction but all are expertly crafted.
As well as Paul Ruddock’s excellent work there are contributions from five other writers: John M.W.Smith, Tom Benson, Matthew Williams, Lesley Hayes and Peter Nena. This adds a variety of style.
One of my favourite stories was ‘Cold Callers’. It was about a writer who wanted to get on with his work but people kept interrupting. Great storytelling. ‘The Spectre’ is a beautiful account I read some time ago on the author’s blog. It is a sensitive description of a natural phenomenon and I remembered it long after I read it. The variety in the book will keep you turning the page.
I won’t go through all the stories but they’re all worth reading. ‘The Car Clampers’ stood out for me as we’ve all met some of these unreasonable people and I didn’t expect the ending that was written for ‘Put to Death’. Photographic Memory I’ve read before but it was just as exciting this time round.
If you buy this book you’ll be helping a worthy cause and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the stories.

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