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  1. Sybelius

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    The Messiah of Green Street

    The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy – who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth - is greeted as a miracle and ‘a child of the world’, but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over. The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.

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  2. Simon Wood

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    I'm giving away my ebook, [COLOR= ]Road Rash[/COLOR] between now and New Year's eve as a Holiday gift to ebook readers everywhere.

    Road Rash
    James Straley might think his life is cursed, but it doesn't compare to what lies ahead of him on life's highway. He's on the run with the proceeds of a botched bank robbery. It's all he has. His crew is dead and his getaway car just died on him. He's on foot with the cash when he comes across a two-car pileup. There's no saving the drivers, but he can save himself by stealing one of the wrecked cars. Unfortunately, he boosts the wrong set of wheels. Within an hour of driving off, he develops a rash that eats away at his flesh. No doctor can help him—only the car's original owner. If Straley wants his skin back, he must journey on the [COLOR= ]road to redemption[/COLOR], which ends in the heart of Central America.

    “Road Rash is a wild collision of crime caper and supernatural thriller that works on every level. Lightning-paced, darkly funny, deeply creepy, and highly recommended."
    — Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of The Dragon Factory

    Road Rash can be picked up for free at Smashwords in all formats.
     
  3. dh

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    Book for Writers and Students

    I'll play!

    My new ebook is out for the IPad and other devices via Kindle apps.

    It is a non-fiction piece FULL of very useful tools for writers. It was written with Dissertation writers in mind, but I am convinced that it will be useful for writers of all stripes. See info below. Its $2.99 and I think if writers pull a few "hacks" out of the book it will be well worth the price.

    Thanks for Considering!
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Dissertation-Hacks-ebook/dp/B004CLYE0U/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1]Amazon.com: Dissertation Hacks eBook: K.R. Martel: Kindle Store[/ame]

    Dissertation Hacks: An Insider's Tools for Writing
    Product Description

    Dissertation Hacks is written by a current PhD candidate that has been in the trenches of the ABD (all but dissertation) for several years. After too long of juggling family, work, and writing, Martel set out to develop a series of tricks and tips to facilitate the dissertation process. The hacks in this little book revolutionized his work process, leading to more productive time writing and guilt-free time away from the process.

    Dissertation Hacks is not a magic bullet that will solve all your writing woes. It will not write your project for you. Instead it is a toolbox filled with simple and helpful tips that will aid in research, organization, and motivation.

    Although Dissertation Hacks is written with the PhD candidate in mind nearly all of the tools can be utilized in the toil of nearly any writer. Whether you are working on the next great American novel, a screenplay, a series of blog posts, or a sizable thesis, dissertation hacks will provide a set of fun and beneficial tips to get you moving through the writing process.

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  4. gthater

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    Below is some info on my epic fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom. BTW - Book 1, The Gateway, won 3rd Best Fantasy Novel of 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Book 1 is now available FREE at the itunes store -- see link below.

    Summary of Reader Reviews:

    “...as good as any fantasy tale you will read, it honors the tradition, and adds to our lore a story so good, so well told, I hope it will be remembered forever.” --- Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

    “...fast paced and exciting with characters real enough to leap out of the pages...leaves the reader craving more.” --- Franz McLaren, author of Demon Drift and A Night of Dark Delicacies

    “...Non-stop action that is written so well you can't stop reading it!” -- G.A. Endless, author of Issla: A Vampire Living in the 21st Century

    “...The author paints each scene and battle so clearly that I felt I was in the middle of the action.” --- Mike Monahan, author of Barracuda.

    “...The Gateway delivers straight up heroic fantasy with unapologetic hack and slash action.” -- Tracy Falbe, author of The Rys Chronicles

    “...fast-paced, action-packed fantasy.” --- Debra Purdy Kong, author of Taxed to Death and Fatal Encryption

    “...An adventure into magic and fantasy that pulls you in and does not let go...left me wanting more.”
    --- R.M. Putnam, author of Destiny’s Warriors

    “...the action never stops.” --- Susan McLeod, author of Soul and Shadow

    Thater tells this tale “...in a voice as pretentious as Tolkein’s.” -- Dennis Batchelder, author of Soul Identity and Soul Intent.

    “...an excellent foray into dark story adventure.” -- Jacamo Peterson, author of A Hard Place: A Sergeant's Tale, and Blademaster of Norda.

    THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

    The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery; all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.
    Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed away our dreams. And his outre' realms of chaos set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.

    Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming -- the end of civilization, the end of the world of man. Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.

    But no man, not even our greatest hero, can stand against the Lords of Chaos and the dark armies of Nifleheim at their command. Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions; that devour us from within, unseen, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.

    Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true. One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.
    Join us now on our journey back to the days of high adventure.

    Book 1: The Gateway (free!)
    The Gateway (Harbinger of Doom Volume 1) by Glenn Thater - Download The Gateway (Harbinger of Doom Volume 1) with iBooks

    Book 2: The Fallen Angle
    The Fallen Angle (Harbinger of Doom Volume 2) by Glenn Thater - Download The Fallen Angle (Harbinger of Doom Volume 2) with iBooks

    Book 3: Knight Eternal
    Knight Eternal (Harbinger of Doom Volume 3) by Glenn Thater - Download Knight Eternal (Harbinger of Doom Volume 3) with iBooks

    Books 1 & 2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
    Harbinger of Doom (Harbinger of Doom Volumes 1 and 2) by Glenn Thater - Download Harbinger of Doom (Harbinger of Doom Volumes 1 and 2) with iBooks

    Book 4+ (forthcoming)

    Glenn G. Thater

     
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  5. willk

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    Never give up on your dreams

    Hi Guys

    I bought this little book in a shop in South Africa and loved it. It is a short read and perfect for a 2 hour flight. It is inspirational and has been warmly received all over. It is now available on iBooks.

    NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS - Norman Nel

    Let me know what you think.

    Willem Karsten
     
  6. alcamie

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    Heres my shameless self promotion

    Shameless self promotion here.

    Connor the Cockatoo HD is the first in the series of Animal Alphabet Adventures. we are giving 10% of the proceeds to the QLD Australia Flood Appeal to help upto 40,000 families who have had their homes destroyed or heavily damaged in the January floods in Brisbane, QLD Australia.

    Connor the Cockatoo has now been released on the iPad and is in the appStore NOW!! very soon to be a top 10 book. This is the first in the series and the first cause (every book is contributing to a cause or charity beginning with it's letter) of 26 to be created by Cazag Creations.
    Have a look @ Connor the Cockatoo HD by kids for Kids.

    If you're a reviewer and would like a promo code to review the book please email us.

    Cheers
    Chris


     
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  7. LD

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    GREAT BOOK RECOMMENDATION: 25 Lessons I've Learned about Life!

    An Awesome Book to Read on the iPad!

    25 Lessons I’ve Learned about Life has been the #1 best selling photo essay on Amazon for both 2010 and 2011. It is also a best seller in the Arts & Literature Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, Inspirational and Spiritual categories. 25 Lessons is on sale for .99 cents (text only) and $1.99 (for text and photos) starting today, Saturday, January 22 until Monday, January 31.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    In his best-selling book, Lorenzo describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers' creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.

    In 2005, as a husband, father, and corporate employee - Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.

    Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life.

    Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons-lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.


    WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

    "The book has been the best $3 investment in my life." PD, New York

    "I don't think I've ever read as moving a piece on the craft of photography in my life. Most pieces on photography are more tech manual in approach, this one really touches my soul...it's going to really impact my life." Phyllis Johnson, photojournalist and author of Being Frank with Anne

    "We received our copies of 25 Lessons today and began reading it as a class - it is truly amazing." Paul Scott, Head of Photography, St. Boniface's Catholic College in Plymouth, UK

    "In many of my conversations on great photographers, I frequently mention Lorenzo's work. His sequential photographs...are nothing less that a visual urban poem. It has been my pleasure to watch Lorenzo's rapid growth as a leading photographer of our time."
    Jim Van Meter, Rochester, NY, USA

    "Lorenzo is a master. His body of work is some of the very best online and may very well be some of the best being done in the medium today. His street work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander. Lorenzo's 25 Lessons are...as seminal as Ansel's dissertation on the zone system. I found them to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful. I have been touched by his story, his writings and by his work. I can't imagine anyone not being so."
    Barry Shapiro, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    "Lorenzo...has a passion for life, photography and writing. He is a linguistic genius, a storyteller through words and pictures. He captures with his camera the world as he sees it, its feelings, love, beauty and all it has to offer..." Brenda George, Adelaide, Australia

    "As an oncologist, my primary job is not only to add days to people's lives, it is to add life to people's days. Lorenzo's book has provided me with a great instrument through which I can further become the counselor, healer and confidant my patient's demand. It has reignited in me the passion, warmth and compassion which are sequential for me on a daily basis to be the best physician and person I can be and I've encouraged all of my patients and families to share in his masterpiece as laughter, love, and imagination are the ultimate weapons against grief and despair. Secondary to Lorenzo's great influence in my life, I continue to use his writings and photography as a means to inspire my patient's to express their deep inner emotions as a way to reflect on their understanding of disease and in developing goals of therapy. I recommend his book to all." Mike Rotkowitz, MD, New York City

    ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER, AUTHOR & JOURNALIST


    Inspired by and aspire to make beautiful impressions of daily life, Lorenzo Domínguez is a best-selling author, a writer and an award-winning street photographer.

    He has written numerous books, interviews and articles about fine art and photography for En Foco, Nueva Luz, Rain Tiger and the Examiner.

    Throughout most of 2010, his book, 25 Lessons I've Learned about photography Life! has been the #1 Best Selling Photo Essay and Artist & Photography Biography on Amazon.com. Paul Giguere, guru for the popular podcast thoughts on photography, considers 25 Lessons one of the "classic" essays on photography.

    In October of 2010, he served as the NYC photography adviser for the recently launched Microsoft foursquare photography app. In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist.

    Since taking up digital photography in 2005, his photography has been featured in fotoMAGAZIN, Germany's premier photo magazine, and his photos have been cited, posted and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications. Here is a small sample from April 2006

    Today, Lorenzo has over 30,000 photographs published on flickr.com-one of the world's most popular photography websites-where his photos have been seen over 6 million times and where he ranks as one of the site's most popular photographers (aka "lorenzodom").

    He has been called an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and is considered a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine.

    SALE INFORMATION

    25 Lessons will be on sale for .99 cents (text only) and $1.99 (for text and photos) starting today, Saturday, January 22 until Monday, January 31.

    25 Lessons is available as an Amazon e-book and can be given and received by anyone with an e-mail address. Electronic books can be read either on Kindle or on a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone. 25 Lessons is also now available as a Google eBook, which can be stored and read online.

    Amazon.com, US
    Amazon.com: 25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life eBook: Lorenzo Dominguez, Lorenzo Dominguez, Stephanie Staal: Kindle Store, Text only, $.99 (regularly $2.99)
    Amazon.com: 25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life (with photos) eBook: Lorenzo Dominguez, Lorenzo Dominguez, Stephanie Staal: Kindle Store With photos, $1.99 (regularly $3.99)

    For More Information:
    25Lessons.com
     
  8. TH

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    Theta Head now at reduced price - 0.95 GBP (Kindle version)

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    [FONT=&quot]Theta Head - technology doesn't need a mind of its own, it can have ours...[/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]Now at 0.95GBP at Amazon: [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theta-Head/dp/B003ZYEUXQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1296613204&sr=8-2]Theta Head eBook: Greg Dawe: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store[/ame]
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    [FONT=&quot]Theta Head is about a young woman’s search for her missing boyfriend and how that search leads her to the Theta Heads – a group who use neuroscience to alter consciousness. Although it may seem far out it is in fact very much a character focused novel which explores how technology can bring people closer to themselves, as opposed to technology’s more popular use of bringing people closer with others.[/FONT]


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  9. BK

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    The Voice:Special Edition. On Sale Only This month For .99 Cents!

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IAS0JG"]The Voice[/ame] is on sale this Month for .99 cents.

    A man finds himself floating offshore looking back at a destroyed city. He has no memory of what happened, what his name is, who he is. The few survivors he meets also share the same memory loss. Confused, they travel the one undamaged road towards the truth, guided only by The Voice.

    "A fascinating read - William L.K's writing keeps you guessing right up until the last page. The Voice is a critical success for this fresh new writer, the reviews speak for themselves. Expect good things from him, seek him out and read."

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Storm-Stritonoly-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B004H1TLU8"]The Eye of the Storm [/ame]and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Baroks-Exodus-Stritonoly-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B004K1EZP6"]Barok's Exodus [/ame]are the first two books in The Stritonoly Chronicles series. They are also on sale only this month for $.99 cents.
     

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  10. Sybelius

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    The Messiah of Green Street Free Excerpt

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    Free Kindle Nation Shorts - February 19, 2011


    An Excerpt from THE MESSIAH
    OF GREEN STREET

    A Novel by Shuab Parvez


    By Stephen Windwalker
    Editor, Kindle Nation Daily
    ©Kindle Nation Daily 2011

    [​IMG]Anyone who takes a look at author Shuab Parvez' "About the Author" text in the right sidebar will probably join me in concluding that, at least when talking about himself, he is a man of a few words. It may be a risky posture for an novelist, but it worked for J.D. Salinger and for many others.

    For it to work, of course, the proof must be in the pudding when it comes to the writer's fiction. And as you will see when you read this weekend's generous 6,000-word Free Kindle Nation Shorts excerpt from his novel The Messiah of Green Street, Mr. Parvez has every reason to be confident in his silence.

    He has written a remarkable novel that resonates with the picaresque wonders of Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum, the enchanting magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the seemingly effortless balance of humanity and humor that animate the pages of a Zadie Smith or Salman Rushdie. The morning I began reading it I had to stop myself after just a couple of pages so I could bring my Kindle into the bedroom and begin reading aloud to Betty from the beginning.

    Betty and I don't always share the same taste in fiction, but we agreed about Shuab Parvez' gifts as a novelist, and before the morning was over The Messiah of Green Street was on both our Kindles. He grabbed us both from the beginning and diverted our attention from the unlikeliest elements of his story with the dazzling details of the most commonplace.


    Here's the set-up:

    The Messiah of Green Street tells the story of Sahil, born to Bangladeshi immigrants Karim and Anjana in the deprived melting pot of Upton Park, London. This strange-looking prodigal of a boy - who can allegedly speak Arabic and Hebrew from birth - is greeted as a miracle and 'a child of the world', but the superstitious adulation of his community slowly ebbs and sours as the realities of life as a disenfranchised and dispossessed second generation immigrant take over.

    The story of Sahil and his family, of their friends, relatives and neighbours is mordantly satirical, deeply poignant and very funny. As Sahil grows into adulthood and becomes more and more disillusioned with his lot, his reluctant attempts to connect with his roots, buried under the weight of slavery, colonialism and racial hatred, take him in unexpected directions on the way to his own particular truth.






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    THE MESSIAH


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    by Shuab Parvez


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    List Price: $2.99


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