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Perilous Exile

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Artist and author Dawny Webb, releases a new highly enjoyable fast paced adventure thriller set around the Mexican border. Find out more: Perilous Exile Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

You Don’t Need Bruises to be Abused

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When people think of Domestic Abuse, the first thing they think of is violence, but violence is generally the tip of the iceberg. In fact there does not need to be violence for there to be an abusive relationship. Broken bones and bruises heal, but the mental and emotional scars can’t be patched up with bandages.   Apparently not just another self-help book, in reality this is much more. Author and Life Coach, Brian Fox shares insight into what really happens in an abusive relationship from various angles and what can be done to help. Find out more: You Don’t Need Bruises to be Abused Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Power to the People

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The government in Zimbabwe lacked a policy that valued its manpower retention. The ruling party, through its policies, pushed out most of the able-bodied manpower, the productive sector of the population and did not care even if it meant ruling a handful of the ailing and old people, after all the able-bodied had fled the dictatorship. Nancy Lazarus, shares an insightful chronicle of the events of the troubled nation of Zimbabwe and the politics of the day Find out more: Power to the People Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

All about healthy eating - The Creator’s Diet

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The Creator’s Diet tackles some difficult biblical issues on food and diet and brings out a clear healthy eating message. Packed with verses from the Bible directing the reader to a healthy food plan for all. God’s word and nutritional science intertwined in complement Nicola Burgher shares the parallels between professional nutrition advice and biblical recommendation on healthy eating. Find out more: The Creator's Diet Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Self harm and mutilation - Dancing in the Rain: the Final Cut

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Self mutilation has sometimes been quoted as the “new anorexia” with a reported 2 million cases in the US alone. It is estimated that one out of every 200 teen girls between the ages of 13 and 19 regularly practice self-harming behaviour. These numbers are staggering. Many teenagers have some issues they are dealing with; be it cutting, burning, depression, anorexia, bulimia, or suicide, these are all just part of life. Tara Nicole shares her experience of cutting and tells her story of self harm and mutilation. She shares how she triumphed over this habit and reveals her passion to reach out and help other teenagers and young people. Find out more: Dancing in the Rain: the Final Cut Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

It’s the End of the World as we know it

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Richard Bradbury, shares insight on future world events. "The opening years of this decade have been typified by terrorist atrocities such as 9/11; wars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq; starvation and disease in Africa; natural disasters such as the Tsunami and the earthquakes in Turkey and Pakistan. Are these ‘signs of the times’?... Find out more: It’s the End of the World as we know it Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Marketing Tips for Less - Strategies to boost awareness of your book for little to no cost.

Source: Bookhitch.com Do something everyday to market your book. Send one copy of your book out a week, or even a day. Personalize a note, and send it to someone as a gift. Is your book medically related? Maybe there is a newspaper article congratulating a doctor, send out a copy with your congratulations too. Is it a self-help book and you read about someone going through a trying time? Send out a copy of your book, and ask if there is anything you can do to help. There are ways to help other people that will help you too. Do a free workshop at a local venue once a month, tip off the press, and sell some books. This will allow you to perfect speeches, and will gain you notoriety to the point that people may pay you for a speech or two. Write. Write short pieces or articles. Post them online, or submit them for publication newsletters. Voice your opinion on relevant and current issues. Take a look at writing competitions locally, and on the web. Always providing references t

The Who, What, and Where of Marketing

Source: Bookhitch.com Marketing encompasses the 4 P’s, or your marketing mix. These are the elements that come together to form your marketing plan. So, when you talk about marketing, you are talking about your product, price, promotion and distribution (place). Promotion is highly important because you have to define who your target market and target audience are, and use promotional tools such as advertising, direct mailings, social media, public relations, trade shows to reach these individuals. We will explore ways to pinpoint your target audience, go over a few effective marketing strategies, and find the best locations to market your genre. Know WHO your audience is: In order to effectively target an audience in your genre, you must clearly understand and define who your target market really is. You can also narrow down your target market by defining your target audience. For example, specifically define what genre your book is: If you have a historical Romance book you

Counterpoise

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This is the story of a young man who decided to fight back using the same morals and tactics as those who had caused him so much heartache. Danny Finnigan was born to a good family who taught him right from wrong and grew up to be a very compassionate young man. As a child he did what little he could to protect animals he felt were being mistreated by those he felt should know better. As he grew older he started to use the gifts that God had given him to help and protect everything and everyone that he saw being abused........ Find out more: Counterpoise Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

The Wishing Book

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This is an edge of the seat book that will keep the reader gripped right until the end. With the many twists, it is impossible to know who they can trust. Back in 1940 on the Island of Tenerife, a young child - Pedro Armaz, is supernaturally given words for special book which made wishes come true..... Find out more: The Wishing Book Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

The Great Exchange - Fundamental Theology Of The Biblical Doctrine Of Salvation

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This book will challenge your mind by the lucid exposition of scripture in relationship to the technicalities of God’s saving work, and your passion rekindled regarding the manifold grace of God in the salvation of sinners. Find out more: The Great Exchange - Fundamental Theology Of The Biblical Doctrine Of Salvation Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Eternal Wish

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This book is for those who believe in romance and love, and despite life’s obstacles, know true love will last forever. Have you ever longed for something so badly that you have wished and wished for it? Then when finally you find it, the last thing you want to do is loose it, so again you wish and wish to keep it forever, an Eternal Wish. Well that’s what it was like for Julie Jenkins when she met Peter Porter, she was in love and so was he, but was he in love with her, or Debbie the other woman in his life? Julie was sure it was her that he wanted, and nothing was going to keep them apart……..Nothing! Find out more: Eternal Wish Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Trawlers and Trawler Folk

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Ernest's second book follows on from the story told in St Vincent’s Home Boys. It traces his adventures in the Humber fishing fleet between the wars. The book also describes the profound changes in the fishing industry that took place during Ernest’s years at sea. Find out more: Trawlers and Trawler Folk Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Aesthetics of folk art culture - Central Asia

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The author demonstrates subtle understanding of poetic, decorative and applied art, showed mastery of literary analysis and research abilities in the field of aesthetic knowledge. Find out more: Aesthetics of folk art culture - Central Asia Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Devils in the detail

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Modern fantasy fiction. WHAT would you do if your best friend was kidnapped? Shocking twists, all powerful demons and a Princess or two! …and just what exactly is the price of a good itch nowadays? ‘By far and away the best book I have ever written’ – The Author Find out more: Devils in the detail Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

The Longdon Murders

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On the night of a blizzard in January 1963, an elderly couple who live in a tiny Worcestershire village are summoned to their daughter’s cottage two and a half miles away at Longdon, on urgent but unspecified business. When eventually they reach their daughter’s cottage, exhausted and worried, they find it warm but empty. Unable to face the journey back home that night, they prepare a simple meal for themselves preparatory to retiring to bed in their daughter’s cottage. The following morning, the concerned neighbours find the couple still sitting at the table, poisoned by a bottle of contaminated wine. A student is found to have been killed by the same rare poison in his London bed-sit within days of the Longdon murders. Coincidence? Surely not! Inspector Wickfield is appointed to find out. Find out more: The Longdon Murders Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred

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One February evening in the year 1968, Fr Wilfred, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Droitwich, tumbles out of his confessional, stabbed to death. His older sister demands the best detective in the force, and Stan Wickfield is appointed to the case. Unfortunately he cannot identify either the means or the motive of the murder, much less the perpetrator. Find out more: The Unexpected Death of Father Wilfred Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

The Girl with Two Names

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This is the story of the Fraser family and their three daughters, who inherit a house on the Kerry islands. They go there for a holiday and their youngest child, Philippa, falls over a cliff and disappears. The police do a poor job in following up this case and the Frasers go home without their youngest child. Find out more: The Girl with Two Names Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Pearls of Wisdom

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Women of the Bible - there’s something to learn from each of them. From prostitute to Chief Justice, each one has a story to tell, if we care to listen. Pearls of Wisdom takes a brief look at thirty-one of these women and pulls out lessons for practical living that will encourage and challenge you. Find out more: Pearls of Wisdom Have you read this book? Found it interesting / informative / entertaining / useful / inspirational etc.? Please share you views. Thank you.

Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector by Bryony Allen

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A teacher’s creation! This is a highly enjoyable witty fictional book centred around school life and the dreaded Ofsted Inspection. The fictional Beaver's Brook Primary School had received a justifiably scathing report . . . The fragile lives of the teachers are held open to scrutiny and ridicule. Their hopes and aspirations crumble beneath a diatribe of no-holds-barred mockery, in which love, ambition, jealousy, passion, guilt and innocence collide - with disastrous consequences. Have you read this book? Share your thought here. Find out more: Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector

The King and the Casket by David Charles

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The truths, half-truths and myths of the time combine with the skulduggery and connivances which permeate a royal household to make this an exciting and stirring tale. However, matters of English royal lineage are puzzles to be resolved only by what we believe we know and, inevitably, a royal household is an extraordinarily secretive institution. Such is the level of research, combined with a story taut with intrigue and vivid characterisation, it is easy to forget that this book is a work of fiction. The rest, as it is said, is history. Find out more: The King and the Casket

A matter of life & Death by Yomi Akinpelu

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Talented author Yomi Akinpelu reveals why the words we speak are literally “A matter of life & Death”. You will never view the words you speak the same way again after reading this book. Find out more: A matter of Life & Death

Advice for all budding authors out there...

How important is it to develop an online presence/audience before publishing an actual book?

They're all foreigners abroad by Stuart Wright

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Why do the Brits have such a bad reputation whilst on their holidays abroad? "I would challenge anyone to read the book and then say that they didn't recognize themselves somewhere. You may not want to admit it but you're in there somewhere!" - Stuart Wright Read a press review Find out more: They're all foreigners abroad

The Truth About Books - In all Probability by Steve Morris

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Read the review of the book 'In all Probability' by The Truth About Books . Hold on. Not so fast. Just when you think it’s just another day…. An assassin with a unique technique, an almost-was soccer star and a bitter long-forgotten one-hit-wonder pop star are just a few of the random characters who turn up within the stories in this book. Each are loveable in their own different ways and are doing their very best to dodge Lady Luck’s sadistic target practice. Heroes they are not. This all happens within “In All Probability” the first collection of Steve Morris’s diverse short stories. And do they all live happily ever after? In all probability- probably not. Find out more: In all Probability

Author releases a cracking and comical collection of short stories. My Parakeet was an Anarchist by Dominic Macchiaroli

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Venture into a world of fractured history and observational nonsense. These stories will captivate and annoy you like none you’ve ever read before. Unexersized Cats Our cat has to be picked up in stages. He is enlarged in his fatness. His girth spreads over time zones and dimensions. Quantum physics can't describe his bulk. My wife suggests a gentle diet, so, ‘He doesn’t explode’. I suggest having his hair shaved and stomach stapled with industrial strength steel grommets. The Annoying Habit of Henry VIII King Henry was a fearless jouster. In competitions, people rooting for him got to sit in gilded bleachers and were plied with free alcohol and cooked game served by fair maids. The opposition sat in fetid mud, drank warm slime out of broken casks and ate gruel….Henry always had time for jousting, even when he was otherwise busy ordering beheadings, abbey thrashings, and the odd invasion of Normandy. How Lunch Ruined Western Civilization My wife produced homemade mayonn

Author releases sequel to children’s fantasy fiction novel. The Wishing Book 2: Return to Mars by Grahame Howard

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Since John Carter’s and the other children’s last exciting and harrowing journey to Planet Mars, much has happened. Great fortune has been bestowed on their families and their lives have improved greatly. Over in Tenerife, Pedro Armaz decides to make The Wishing Book safe from possible theft. Through a series of unpredictable events Pedro and the children once again find themselves on Planet Mars because of Zelmut’s incessant desire to obtain the book for his own selfish desires – to rule the Universe. However, Pedro has done some forward planning to protect the Wishing Book should something beyond his control happen. When Zelmut finally obtains the book, he finds it is useless and has no power whatsoever. He is furious and imprisons John, Pedro and the others. Meanwhile, Pedro’s son Julio and grandson Miguel obtain the real Wishing Book and set off to Planet Mars to rescue the others. An intense adventure follows with Julio and Miguel being captured by Martian warriors. J

Author Peter Hodgson launches a detective mystery novel. Critical Murder

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A dirty bomb explodes amidst an anti-war protest in North London. Severe injuries, caused by toxic fumes from a uranic compound used in the bomb; put Britain's security services on high alert. Tara Drake is an attractive highly trained agent. She is promoted into a special unit of MI5's anti-terrorist branch. When suspicion falls on an extremist group called The Amama, Drake is assigned the job of helping her colleagues track down the mastermind behind the attack. Over 200 miles away in Cumbria, DI Dave Perry finally escapes his lethargy when a call takes him to a grisly crime scene in Glenmar Forest. The bizarre, brutal murder of a nuclear plant worker has no obvious motive. The only clue - writing on the soles of the victim's feet - steers Perry's investigation in two directions. Criticised by his superior, Perry follows his intuition in a desperate search for answers. As more tragic events unfold, Perry is forced into a confrontation against a formidable foe a

Author Harry Riley releases a captivating thriller. Sins of the Father

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Ruthlessly manipulated for most of his adult life by a cunning enemy posing as his friend, half drowned and enslaved in the Congo and hoodwinked in New York, Doctor James Parker slides into a deep pit of depression. Utterly consumed by misery and grief with his best friend and his fiancé missing, his family decimated by the death of his father and his beloved sister, he is past listening to reason and believes he has every reason to kill his generous benefactor, the man he blames for all his misfortunes. But the gallows await! After a cruel start in life, abandoned outside an orphanage as a baby, Billy Turpin grows up to become big, strong and handsome, a natural and highly successful entrepreneur running several companies. Greedy councillors, gullible men and women are willingly hypnotized by his wealth, his easy confidence and charismatic charm. But one person suspects he is also a psychopathic killer with a very personal and mysterious grudge against him, his family and friends

Author launches an intriguing detective mystery novel. The Bones of Murder

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While renovating the derelict twelfth-century chapel attached to their new house in rural Worcestershire in 1972, Grace and Benjamin Hothersall uncover three skeletons, which have clearly been the victims of murder. When news of this reaches the newspapers, a series of anonymous letters and telephone-calls begins at the Hothersall residence. Clearly the murders are of not just historical interest, since someone very much alive seems determined to prevent further disclosures. Inspector Wickfield finds himself involved in a complex and baffling investigation, which embraces local witchcraft, a student of the cabala, abduction, a boy’s curse, a hidden will, a stranger in Cornwall, death in a railway carriage – and a Latin textbook of 1563! It nearly proves too much for him, but light dawns eventually and leads to a tense trial which brings the case to a close. As always, the reader is given as much information as the detectives and is challenged to spot the crucial clue in the labyrint