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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 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.

Whisker Breath

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Fox-red rabbit with snowdrop paws
peeping through the sodden grass.
Never-ending munching.
Unaware that black cat ears
are just a whisker away.

A car backfires, shotgun loud.
Hind legs jerk, and rabbit’s gone.
Black cat sits, back straight, searching
reveals his sinister intent.
Whiskers tweak, he stalks away.

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.

The Green Book – Free – Last two days

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The Green Book, is a children’s book, suitable for children of 4-11 years. It is a chapter book, which works well for bedtime stories. It is FREE on Amazon Kindle, today and tomorrow, 9-10 October.

My other children’s book, Tiny Tyrannosaurus, is always free on Amazon Kindle Unlimted.

Both books are available to buy in paperback format and if you purchase the paperback, then the kindle version is free, because you shouldn’t have to buy the book twice. (Unfortunately it doesn’t work the other way round.)

Desdemona – The Dragon without any friends, is a new children’s book, for younger children, coming out on Amazon Kindle soon.

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