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Monday, 27 July 2015

DCI FRANK MERLIN Series Audiobook Giveaway


The Books

Princes Gate by Mark Ellis
Narrated by Matt Addis
Book 1 in the DCI Frank Merlin series
Genre: historical crime fiction


About Princes Gate:
January 1940. London. DCI Frank Merlin and his team are called in to investigate when a scientist is killed in a hit and run and the body of an employee of the American Embassy is discovered alongside the Thames.

Merlin’s investigation leads him to the office of the American Embassy and Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, a well-known supporter of appeasement. When another Embassy employee dies, Merlin, the charismatic detective, finds himself exploring the seedier parts of wartime London. A corrupt night-club owner, high-flying diplomats and the Ambassador himself appear to be linked to the events surrounding the deaths.

DCI Frank Merlin must solve the case without ruffling feathers at the embassy, or straining Anglo-American relations, at a time when America represents to many Britain’s only hope of salvation.
Source: Info in the About Princes Gate was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Stalin's Gold by Mark Ellis
Narrated by Matt Addis
Book 2 in the DCI Frank Merlin series
Genre: historical crime fiction


About Stalin's Gold:
December 1938. Moscow. Stalin has lost some gold. He asks his henchman, Beria, to track it down.

September 1940. London. DCI Frank Merlin investigates the disappearance of a Polish RAF pilot while battling an epidemic of looting unleashed by the Blitz. A compelling story of treasure, treachery, and murder unfolds.

Eventually, as Hitler reluctantly accepts that the defiance of the RAF has destroyed his chances of invasion, a violent shoot-out in Hampstead leads Merlin to the final truth...and Stalin to his gold.
Source: Info in the About Stalin's Gold was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About Mark Ellis:
Mark Ellis is a thriller writer from Swansea and a former barrister and entrepreneur. He is the creator of DCI Frank Merlin, an Anglo-Spanish police detective operating in World War 2 London. His books treat the reader to a vivid portrait of London during the war skilfully blended with gripping plots, political intrigue and a charismatic protagonist. Ellis’ books regularly appear in the Kindle bestseller charts. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association.


Meet The Narrator

About Matt Addis:
Matt Addis has worked extensively on stage and screen, most recently seen in the international tour of War Horse and in hit BBC comedy W1A. He's also a well-known voice to radio listeners, having appeared in hundreds of dramas, comedies and documentaries. He has narrated over a hundred unabridged audiobooks.


Giveaway

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1. Entry is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over (including Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Northern Ireland), except Audible.co.uk and Cherry Mischievous employees. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.

2. The competition will run from 27 July 2015 to 02 August 2015. During this time, entrants will be invited to answer a question about Princes Gate or Stalin’s Gold by Mark Ellis. The competition question will be provided by Cherry Mischievous.

3. The competition question will be live and accessible on Cherry Mischievous for the duration of the competition.

4. Entrants will be asked to fill out an online form hosted on Cherry Mischievous with the correct answer. Entrants will also be asked to provide a contact name and email address.

5. All answers will be judged and collated by Cherry Mischievous personnel. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct entries by Cherry Mischievous at the end of the two week competition period. Details of the competition winner will then be forwarded to Audible.co.uk in order to process the prize; TWO CREDITS from Audible.co.uk for Princes Gate or Stalin’s Gold by Mark Ellis.

6. In order to win the free audio download of Princes Gate or Stalin’s Gold by Mark Ellis from Audible.co.uk, competition winners must have an Audible.co.uk account and be able to provide a valid Audible.co.uk log-in email address with a UK billing address. Creating an Audible.co.uk account is free.

7. Winners will be notified by email on the day of the draw. Winners have five (5) business working days to respond in full to the email or another winner will be drawn.

8. This Audible.co.uk competition is free to enter and run. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

9. Audible.co.uk reserves the right to remove competitions from any host website at any time if they display offensive, abusive or any other kind of unsuitable content.

10. Audible.co.uk will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition.

11. Audible.co.uk reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions and vary the competition opening times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; (iii) where applicable, withdraw or substitute any prize, at any stage, should any winner exhibit inappropriate or dangerous behaviour (iv) cancel the competition, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

12. Audible.co.uk, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in failure to complete the prize audio download.

13. This competition accords with the Audible.co.uk Conditions of Use, details of which can be found at: http://www.audible.co.uk/mt/Conditions-of-Use?ref_=mn_anon-h_f6_cou

14. Once a winner has been chosen, the winner will be notified by email from Cherry Mischievous.

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15. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering.



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Monday, 13 July 2015

SHERLOCK ACADEMY Book Blast & Giveaway


The Book

Sherlock Academy by F. C. Shaw
Book 1 in the Sherlock Academy series
Genre: middle grade


About Sherlock Academy:
Teachers in disguise, secret libraries, hollow books . . .

All these and more await eleven-year-old Rollie Wilson at the mysterious Sherlock Academy of Fine Sleuths.

When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend a school where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful, and friends sometimes turn into foes. Does Rollie have what it takes to follow in Holmes’s footsteps? Can he use his skills to solve the mystery and save the school from an unknown villain?
Source: Info in the About Sherlock Academy was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Want a FREE Kindle verison of the book?

Sherlock Academy is now available in select Costcos throughout Utah, Idaho & Arizona. On your next trip, grab a copy! AND if you take a picture with the book and tag @FutureHousePub and @Costco on Twitter we’ll gift you a free Kindle version of the book!



Excerpt:
The letter arrived by courier during breakfast.

“Go on, Rollie, read it aloud to us.” Mrs. Wilson, his mother, nudged his shoulder.

Rollie stared at the letter in his hand, his brown eyes wide with excitement.

“Who would send him mail?” Edward, an older brother, snorted.

“I don’t even get mail and I have a girlfriend,” Stewart, Edward’s twin, added.

“Maybe that’s it!” Edward exclaimed, grinning his lopsided smile. “Got a secret girlfriend, Rollie? I’ll bet it’s Cecily Brighton!”

“I wish I’d get a letter,” Lucille, a younger sister, pouted.

“Me too!” Daphne, her twin, chimed.

“Find a boyfriend and you’ll get mail,” Edward quipped.

Stewart slapped a high-five with his twin. The two teens snickered and elbowed each other.

“Stop it, boys. Let Rollie read it aloud,” Mrs. Wilson scolded as she brushed Rollie’s sandy-blond hair with her fingers.

Rollie cleared a dry throat unnecessarily. In a high voice common to boys of eleven years, Rollie read the letter aloud. When he was finished, the entire Wilson family started talking at once with high-handed opinions, as was their custom.

“Whoever heard of the Sherlock Academy?”

“Why Tuesday?”

“It’s the first of the month.”

“I want a letter!”

“Me too!”

“Get a boyfriend.”

Amidst all the banter around the breakfast table, Rollie sat silently regarding his hash browns, the only food he ever ate for breakfast. His middle fluttered with butterflies.


Praise for Sherlock Academy
For anyone who's ever wanted to be Sherlock Holmes, this is your chance. --Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling Author of Evertaster

My students love this book, and have asked for it again and again. It makes them feel as if they are in the story; they keep wanting to know what might happen next. Delightful story that invites anyone who loves mystery to dig in and figure it out! – Amazon Customer


Books In The Sherlock Academy Series:


Meet The Author

About F. C. Shaw:
F.C. Shaw started writing stories when she was eight years old. She loves children's stories, Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries, so had to write a book combining all three. She spends her afternoons writing for kids, and her nights dreaming of new stories. She lives with her husband and two sons in a home they have ambitiously dubbed The Manor in California. When she's not plotting stories, she teaches visual arts in local schools and enjoys a good game of Scrabble.


Giveaway

BookBlast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash or a $50 COSTCO gift card

Ends 8/9/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Sunday, 12 July 2015

CLAIMED by Nia Foxx


The Book

Claimed by Nia Foxx
Genre: urban fantasy roamnce/erotica


About Claimed:
As an orphan, astronaut, Dallas Mann learned the value of self-reliance and preservation at an early age. As an adult she’s determined to live her life on her own terms, just as soon as she can get from under the pesky Orphanage contract. Only one more mission stood between her and freedom.

What she isn’t prepared for is being lost, light years from home and claimed.
Source: Info in the About Claimed was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author

About Nia Foxx:
Nia began writing at an early age, elementary school to be exact. She would squirrel away to any nook that offered solitude to escape to her world of fiction. Until 2005 she only circulated her work amongst family members. Writing, for her, is a way to vacation. However, taking those writing vacations only happen on rare occasions since she has 3 very active children, a dog and cat who keep her on her toes. In her free time you can find her online researching and writing, while enjoying some good tunes.


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

MARROW Book Blast & Giveaway


The Book

Marrow by Preston Norton
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Paranormal


About Marrow:
Marrow is a fourteen-year-old prodigy at FIST (Fantom Institute for Superheroes-in-Training). With a perfect score on his finals, the ability to smash through walls, and leaps that can launch him over a city block, the Sidekick Internship Program is bound to place him with a top-notch superhero mentor for the summer. But when a series of disastrous events lands Marrow on academic probation, he is forced to team up with Flex–a drunk, hippie, bum with the power of elasticity.

The two Supers’ powers and personalities clash as they are forced to overcome their differences to prevent the return of Cosmo City’s most notorious foe, a supervillain so powerful, no one will survive the cataclysm he is sure to unleash.
Source: Info in the About Marrow was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Excerpt:
Having super powers isn’t always as super as it sounds.

Actually . . . that’s a lie. It’s pretty much awesome.

It was the last day of Finals at FIST (Fantom Institute for Superheroes-in-Training). There were exactly ten of us who had qualified for the Sidekick Internship Program. All fourteen years old. All dangerous in our own unique ways. Based on our scores and overall performance, we would be evaluated and paired up with Superheroes who would serve as our mentors for the summer. With top-notch scores, I could be teamed up with a hero like Nova. Or Apex. Or the most legendary hero of them all . . .

Fantom, himself.

Fantom wasn’t just the founder of FIST. And he wasn’t just a Superhero either. The guy was an icon. A symbol of hope. He was the fastest, strongest, smartest, insert-whatever-awesome-adjective-you-can-think-of-est hero of them all. And the guy had style. Oh man, did he have style.

Legend had it that Fantom was the first of the Supers—merely a kid out on a boat with his parents when the Gaia Comet struck. (It was the foreign radioactive energy of Gaia that gave birth to the Supers.) The comet made impact right where they were sailing, killing Fantom’s parents instantly. However, fate or pure luck allowed Fantom to emerge unscathed, and he was reborn with power unparalleled by any other

Super.

Fantom was going to be my mentor. I had already decided that.


Praise for Marrow
• “If you can’t get enough of superhero and comic book movies, read Marrow now! It’s like stuffing an action movie into your head. The twists will surprise you.” — Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling Author of CHUM and EVERTASTER.

• “Fans of comics, superheroes, and stories with twist after twist will love Marrow. It’s filled with nods and homages to classic heroes, yet still manages to put a unique stamp on the genre.” — Jacob Gowans, Bestselling Author of the PSION BETA Series.


Want a FREE Kindle version of the book?

Marrow is now available in select Costcos throughout Utah, Idaho & Arizona. On your next trip, grab a copy! AND if you take a picture with the book and tag @FutureHousePub and @Costco on Twitter we’ll gift you a free Kindle version of the book!



Meet The Author

About Preston Norton:
Preston Norton is a lover of the English language, a connoisseur of the written word, a crafter of worlds, a creator (and killer) of characters, a drinker of caffeine, a freak for scary movies, a kisser of his super hot fiancée, Erin, and an overall decent human being who really likes hamburgers.

Also, he kinda digs books.


Other Books By Preston Norton:
DEMONICA
Soon!




Giveaway

BookBlast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 7/30/15

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



 
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