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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.

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The Visualizer

Te Visualizer is reduced in price to £0.99 or $1.29 until 23 APril 2019. You can download it here.

The Visualizer is a new release and the sequel to The Truth Finder. Seek has been living in the city of Mebsuta, hiding her gift of being a visualizer. She can change herself into other forms and change her surroundings. Such a wonderful gift, but in Mebsuta, Visualizers are incarcarated in the Three Towers and forced to work for the city. She escapes, but is life any safer out of the city? More perils await.

If you enjoyed The Truth Finder, I’m sure you’ll enjoy The Visualizer. Why not download it now?

If you prefer a paperback it is available for £6.29 here. (plus p+p) from Lulu.com.

The Visualizer – reduced to 99p until after Easter

As an Easter present I have reduced my new release to just 99p until after Easter, when it will return to £1.99.

The Visualizer continues the story of Earth in the fifth millennium. It is the story of Seek, a visualizer, who can change her appearance and the appearance of the world around her. But all gifted people are vulnerable to exploitation by those in power. She is the grandaughter of the Ruler Grettison, who has been deposed from the city of Mizair. Grettison is planning war to regain his position, by attacking the people there now. Can Seek prevent the war?
This book is the sequel to The Truth Finder (Vrail) who is a friend of Seek’s family, so you get to find out what Vrail is up to.

The Truth Finder is always free on Kindle Unlimited and is also FREE on 20-22 April 2019.

Happy Easter Reading!

New Release – The Visualizer

My new book, The Visualizer, has just been released as an ebook. It continues the story of Earth in the fifth millennium. It is the story of Seek, a visualizer, who can change her appearance and the appearance of the world around her. But all gifted people are vulnerable to exploitation by those in power. She is the grandaughter of the Ruler Grettison, who has been deposed from the city of Mizair. Grettison is planning war to regain his position, by attacking the people there now. Can Seek prevent the war?
This book is the sequel to The Truth Finder (Vrail) who is a friend of Seek’s family, so you get to find out what Vrail is up to.
The ebook is £1.99 on Amazon’s Kindle UK. and is $2.60 on Amazon.com

The Truth Finder is available here.

The Visualizer will be out in paperback very soon. Watch this space.

The Visualizer will be available soon.

By next week The Visualizer should be available on Amazon’s Kindle. The Visualizer, is the story of Seek, who has escaped from Mebsuta. She reunites with her parents and Vrail, the truth finder, and tries to stop the war that’s brewing in the city of Mizair. Her special gift gives her powers, but also makes her vulnerable. This story continues the story of Earth in the fifth millennium and is a YA novel, but will also be enjoyed by adults.

In case you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Truth Finder is free today and tomorrow 5 and 6 April 2019.You can download it here.

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

Book Review: Joshua’s Island by Patrick Hodges

Joshua's IslandJoshua’s Island by Patrick Hodges
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joshua Harper lives in a happy family with both parents and an older sister. Not the sort of child that would be a victim of bullies, you might think, but he is slightly small for his age and his parents are working long hours. Rhonda the most popular girl in the school takes a dislike to him as she likes to show her power to the rest of the school. She sets her little gang against Joshua and makes the whole school treat him as an outcast. To say the least the head of the school is ineffectual, if not grossly incompetent.
Like many children who are bullied, Joshua feels ashamed and doesn’t enlist the help of his parents. He just has to survive one more year and then he will move school. In science class Joshua is partnered with Eve, one of Rhonda’s group. She won’t talk to Joshua because of everything she’s heard about him, but eventually she realizes that they are all lies and that Joshua is being beaten up on a regular basis.
This is the story of Joshua, with Eve’s help, trying to reach safety within a school environment. It is beautifully written and I believe it should be in every secondary school library (suitable for children eleven and over).
It is written in the first person, which makes the events more immediate as you feel the emotions. It is also written in two points of view, so there is a chapter by Joshua and then one by Eve. This works well, because within each chapter the author sticks strictly to one point of view.
I recommend this book to everyone over the age of eleven. Joshua and Eve are thirteen and there are some excellent younger characters. Obviously this book is aimed at an audience of young people and not at my age group but even so I thoroughly enjoyed the read.

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