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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:
USA
UK

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.

des-square-cover-fin

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.

The Truth Finder

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The Truth Finder is a young adult novel about Earth in the fifth millennium. Vrail is a Truth Finder and uses his ability to read minds to track dangerous criminals. Living in a violent and unstable world he gradually finds how to control and use his talents.

I always welcome feedback and reviews for my books, so do contact me or leave a review. I hope you enjoy it.

If you buy a paperback copy then the Amazon Kindle version is free.
If you have Kindle Unlimited the ebook is permanently free.

In the UK the paperback is £6.99 and the Kindle version is £2.35.

In the USA the paperback is $9.15 and the Kindle version is $3.02.

Here is a Review
by 
Lesley Hayes

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This review is from: The Truth Finder (Future Earth Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Knowing this book was primarily aimed at young adults, I wondered how much I would enjoy it, but within a very few pages I was gripped by the narrative. Although the story in this future world is set in the fifth millennium there are fascinating parallels with our modern age. I couldn’t help feeling that Vrail’s gift (which doesn’t always seem such a gift to him, especially when he first recognises its wider impact) is almost a natural extension of the instant connection we have now via social media, where in a sense we do constantly ‘read each other’s minds.’ In this future world there are other unusual talents that have possibly developed from brain experiments conducted in the ruined past: a growing number of ‘visualisers’ can shape-shift and create deceptive illusions for others. Those who have been born with this gift are feared, exploited, and persecuted in a world still not ready to accept the potential transcendent leap. I loved the curious juxtaposition between a reimagined antediluvian civilisation that has grown out of the ashes of a destroyed 21st century world, and a futurist society which has retained many of its technological advantages while functioning within a largely feudal system. Penny Luker manages with great skill to pull this off without too many obvious flaws of logic – or perhaps I was so enthralled by the story that I threw logic to the wind and went with the flow. The character of Vrail is superbly drawn. He grows into adulthood retaining the integrity he has developed as a child, learning at his father’s knee the responsibility that comes with his telepathic powers. I felt for him, having lived my own life as something of a truth finder. Intuition can be a double-edged sword, and Vrail’s talent is in demand by the forces of both the good and the powerful. Seeing into the perverted depths of an evil mind while assisting in the pursuit of a particularly vile criminal takes Vrail to some dangerous edges, both mentally and physically, and these events are well drawn, realistic, and beautifully written. The storyline presents a number of dilemmas for Vrail, which are cleverly resolved by the end. Nevertheless, as a reader there is relief in realising that in some ways his story is only just beginning. This is the first book in what I guess could be as long a series as Penny Luker’s imagination can stretch. I feel certain that any young adult who reads this will be eager to read more. I am impressed, and highly recommend this book.

Last day of free books – Monday 10 October 2016

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The last day of three of my books being free on Amazon Kindle is Monday 10 October. Download a children’s book, a poetry book or a book of short stories for adults. Whatever takes your fancy.
The Green Book
USA

UK

Autumn Gold
USA Autumn Gold

UK Autumn Gold

The Mermaid
USA The Mermaid

UK The Mermaid

The Green Book is free from 8 – 10 October

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My children’s book, The Green Book is free from 8 – 10 October on Amazon Kindle. Tiny Tyrannosaurus is also free on Saturday. Please download these books for your children/grandchildren. They are good bedtime stories.
You can buy them in pareback form. Each book is under £5.00.

Do you enjoy Poetry or Short Stories?

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My first book of poetry, Nature’s Gold, is free on Amazon Kindle on 6 and 7 October 2016. Autumn Gold, the second book is free from 6-10 of October. Why not download a copy of both books?

All of my books are permanently free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and hard copies are available from Lulu and Amazon.

The Mermaid, a book of short stories, is free on Amazon Kindle from 6 – 10 October 2016. The book is multi-genre and great to read with a cup of coffee or on a train. I hope you enjoy it.

Free children’s book 6 to 8 October

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All my books are permanently free on Kindle Unlimited, but if you don’t have that, Tiny Tyrannosaurus will be free on Thursday 6 October to Saturday 8 October.

These books are suitable for children from 4 – 11 years. They are magic chapter books, which build into a novel.

Here’s an extract from The Green Book

Secret Spells

Alana loved the long light days of summer. There was endless time to play with friends and freedom to explore the countryside as long as they all stayed in a group. She knew that Adam, Kirsty and Kurt would be playing football at the Rec this morning, so she felt particularly cross when her father sent her to tidy up her bedroom.
‘And don’t just shove everything behind the bed,’ Dad shouted. ‘I shall be up to check.’
Alana liked her room the way it was. She slumped down on the bed. ‘Why were parents so hung up about keeping the house tidy? It’d only get messy again,’ she thought, and it was then she noticed a small dark green book on the floor. ‘Strange, have Nana and Papa been to the boot fair again?’ They were always buying lovely presents for her and her brother Isaac. On the front of the book the title was lettered in gold: Secret Spell Book for Ten Year Olds.
‘I must remember to say thank you when they come over,’ she thought and bent and picked it up.
It made a Brrr sound, shook a little and flipped open to a page entitled, ‘How to Tidy Your Bedroom in a Minute’.
Alana read the page carefully. It said you had to say this awfully long word and your bedroom would tidy itself. Of course being a very bright girl she didn’t believe a word of it, but just in case she thought she’d have a go. She broke the word down into small parts and said each part carefully.
‘Bedrooma/a/cleario/uppa/messio/ka.’
All of a sudden, her toys and clothes lifted themselves off the floor. She watched in amazement, but then everything started flying around her head. Books whizzed up to the bookcase and then jiggled themselves upright and popped into place. Clothes folded themselves and jumped into drawers. Dolls found spare limbs and made themselves whole again. Her collection of rocks zoomed into the correct compartments of their display box. Alana had to put her arms round her head to stop herself being hit by anything.
Then all was quiet. She looked round her room and it was immaculate. Alana smiled.
‘That was so much fun,’ she thought, so she went into the next room where Isaac was playing with his dinosaurs.
‘I’ve got a secret Isaac,’ she said. ‘Come and sit over here in the corner with me and watch.’ She didn’t want him hurt, when the toys started flying.
Still holding the book she read out:
‘Bedroomaacleariouppamessioka.’
‘What are we doing?’ said Isaac.
‘Just watch,’ said Alana and as she spoke all the dinosaurs rose from the floor. They seemed to become alive. She was sure one of them blinked. They flew round the room and landed in their box. Cars rolled into their garage. Books emerged from all sorts of hidden places and zapped themselves into the bookcase. Alana and Isaac watched engrossed in the scene before them.
Five minutes later when Dad came to check her room, she was just sliding the spell book under her pillow. She didn’t want to lose it.
‘Oh you have worked hard Alana. Thank you. I’ll walk you up to the Rec so you can play football with your friends. Isaac do you want to come with us?’
‘No Dad. Alana magicked all my dinosaurs away and I want to get them out again. I’ll stay with Mum.’
Dad gave an indulgent smile, ‘That brother of yours has such an imagination!’
Alana raised her eyebrows but she couldn’t help grinning.

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