Welcome to the second of the Summer Sale posts where authors in the bookstore are offering their books FREE. That would include one of my books which I have put in the sale too.
N.B: There are still three places left for Saturday 21st Summer Sale for books that are currently FREE on Amazon or Smashwords. If you are in the cafe and bookstore and would like to feature one of your books please email me the link. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no pressure but it would be amazing if you could see your way to reviewing the books that you download, and if you don’t have an account on Amazon, popping it on Goodreads.
But first Olga Nunez Miret is offering her novella Escaping Psychiatry: Beginnings FREE this month. It is timely as Olga is currently finalising the English version of the next book in the series Escaping Psychiatry : Deadly Quotes due for an end of summer release. You can find out more about the new book Deadly Quotes
About Escaping Psychiatry: Beginnings
How far would a writer go for a killer story? This is the question psychiatrist Mary Miller must answer to solve the first mystery/thriller of her career. You can get to know the main characters of this psychological thriller series for FREE and test your own acumen and intuition in this novella about the price of ambition.
Dr Mary Miller is a young psychiatrist suffering a crisis of vocation. Her friend Phil, a criminalist lawyer working in New York, invites her to visit him and consult on the case of a writer accused of a serious assault. His victim had been harassing him and accusing him of stealing his story, which he’d transformed into a best-selling book. The author denies the allegation and claims it was self-defence. When the victim dies, things get complicated. The threshold between truth and fiction becomes blurred and secrets and lies unfold.
Escaping Psychiatry. Beginnings is the prequel to Escaping Psychiatry a volume collecting three stories where Mary and her psychiatric expertise are called to help in a variety of cases, from religious and race affairs, to the murder of a policeman, and in the last case she gets closer than ever to a serial killer.
If you enjoy this novella, don’t forget to check Mary’s further adventures. And there are more to come.
One of the reviews for the book
This short story is titled ‘beginnings’ and introduces Mary Miller, a psychiatrist who has been indulging in a little self analysis and having some doubts about her own profession or at least her place in it. She needs a break and Phil, a lawyer friend, comes to the rescue, inviting her to come and stay.
The offer is tempting for Mary, even though Phil is open about her possibly accompanying to his office to meet with a client on a consultancy basis, she is not put off. Indeed, she is rather intrigued by the prospect.
The client turns out to be Oliver Fenton, a famous author who is accused of using unnecessary force when fending off a stalker who has been harassing him for some time. Of course all not what it seems.
If there is such a thing as a cosy, medical mystery maybe this is where this story would lie. Mary is a thoroughly likeable character but also intriguing. There is obviously more to her than meets the eye, as you would expect from someone of her profession. She is clever and discerning and possibly a little unaware of her true talents. Perhaps here we have a Miss Marple of the psychiatric world, though I imagine her a lot younger and quite attractive! (No offence meant, Miss Marple)
As mentioned, this is the ‘beginning’ of cases for Mary Miller. I look forward to reading more, an ideal and enjoyable read between lengthier books.
Read the reviews and download the book FREE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BDG102Q/
And FREE on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escaping-Psychiatry-Beginnings-Psychiatry-Prequel-ebook/dp/B01BDG102Q/
A selection of other books in Spanish or English by Olga Nunez Miret
Read the reviews and buy the books Amazon –https://www.amazon.com/author/olganm
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Olga-Núñez-Miret/e/B009UC58G0
Read more reviews and follow Olga on Goodreads –http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6562510.Olga_N_ez_Miret
Audio books – http://authortranslatorolga.com/my-audiobooks/
Connect to Olga via her website: https://www.authortranslatorolga.com/
And for those of you who have enjoyed reading the regular posts on myths and legends and gardening… then you might like to download Thomas the Rhymer by Paul Andruss for FREE. I read the book and reviewed it last year and loved it, and can recommend to anyone who enjoys fantasy, fairy tales, magic and adventure. It is suitable for 11 years and older.
About Thomas the Rhymer
‘Fans of Harry Potter and Narnia will love Thomas the Rhymer’
When Fairy Queen Sylvie snatches his brother, schoolboy Jack is plunged into a sinister fantasy world of illusion and deception – the realm of telepathic fairies ruled by spoilt, arrogant fairy queens.
Haunted by nightmares about his brother and pursued by a mysterious tramp (only seen by Jack and his friends) Jack fears he too will be stolen away.
The tramp is Thomas the Rhymer, who only speaks in rhyme. Lost and frightened Thomas needs Jack’s help to find his way home.
The race is on for Jack and his friends to save Thomas from the wicked Agnes Day (who wants to treat Thomas like a lab rat). And save Jack’s brother from Sylvie.
To do this they need the help of Bess – the most ancient powerful fairy queen in the land.
But there is a problem…
No one knows where Bess is… or even if she is still lives. And even if they find her… will she let them go?
One of the reviews for the book
Just about the worst thing that can happen to any family is the disappearance of a child. This is exactly what happens in Jack’s family and, worse still, Jack is a witness to his older brother’s sudden and troubling disappearance.
The facts of the disappearance are very peculiar and, subsequent to his disappearance, Jack receives strange telephone calls from his brother, Dan, on his cell phone. When he answers, Dan says nothing and the line goes dead. Jack finds himself unable to tell anyone about what his saw that day, as soon as he tries he starts to choke and can’t utter a word. Then a strange tramp appears who speaks only in rhymes. The tramp, whom only Jack can see, seems to be able to pass through walls and disappear at will. All of this is against a background of stress at home due to Jack’s mother suffering from a chronic illness.
Jack finds himself embroiled in the magical kingdom of the fairies and soon discovers that their failing world is tinged with evil. Jack and his friends experience an array of mystical and strange happenings including travelling by fairy ley lines and disappearing into a living tapestry.
Author Paul Andruss has an expert knowledge of mythical creatures and the world of the fairies which he shares with the reader using the most beautiful and expressive language. He pulls you into this fairy world, which exists in parallel to our own and which is fraught with difficulties due to human technology and progress. This book also shares valuable lessons about everything not being as it appears to be and the value of strong friendships.
Who is the strange tramp and what does he want from Jack? Can he help Jack to find his brother and bring him back before it is too late?
A few beautiful quotes from this book are as follows:
“Beautiful,” she signed, mesmerized by the shifting hues washing over the weave like skeins of mist.”
“Drifts of heady perfume left Jack heavy-eyed, yet giddy with recklessness.”
“The tramp was back on Mr Gibson’s wall. All he could think about was the poem. Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there… He wasn’t there again today… I wish that man would GO AWAY!”
This book is suitable for readers aged from 11 years and older. Adult readers will also appreciate the delightful prose, beautiful imagery and clever story line.
Read the reviews and download the book for FREE: https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Rhymer-Jack-Hughes-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00EPQL7KC
And for FREE on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Rhymer-Jack-Hughes-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00EPQL7KC/
Also by Paul Andruss
Available Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finn-Mac-Cool-Paul-Andruss-ebook/dp/B018OJZ9KY/
And Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Finn-Mac-Cool-Paul-Andruss-ebook/dp/B018OJZ9KY/
Which brings me to my FREE book from today until midnight on Sunday 22nd July. I am offering my first volume of What’s in a Name either as a Mobi file for Kindle, Epub for other readers and as a pdf for anyone who does not have an Ereader.
Because I am not part of Kindle publishing, I will ask you to email me and I will send you back the format of your choice. I promise not to pester you with emails after that for feedback or any other reason.
About What’s in a Name? Volume One.
There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.
There are classical names such as Adam, David and Sarah that will grace millions of babies in the future. There are also names that parents have invented or borrowed from places or events in their lives which may last just one lifetime or may become the classic names of tomorrow.
Whatever the name there is always a story behind it. In What’s in a Name? – Volume One, twenty men and women face danger, love, loss, romance, fear, revenge and rebirth as they move through their lives.
Anne changes her name because of associations with her childhood, Brian carries the mark of ancient man, Jane discovers that her life is about to take a very different direction, and what is Isobel’s secret?
One of the reviews for the collection
This was a beautiful collection of short stories with an intriguing premise: each story is titled by the name of its main character, and there is one story with a male name and one with a female name for each letter of the alphabet (through J–Vol. II completes the alphabet).
The way I describe it is far less simple than Sally Cronin makes it. The stories vary widely. Some are funny, some poignant, some teach a lesson. A couple of them made me cry, which is why I recommend that you have a box of tissues nearby when you read the collection.
The one thing that each story does have is a surprising twist at the end–something the reader doesn’t see coming. I thoroughly enjoyed the collection and look forward eagerly to reading Volume II.
To obtain your FREE copy of the collection in either Mobi, Epub or pdf email me: email@example.com
A selection of other books available
Read the reviews and discover all the books: https://www.amazon.com/Sally-Cronin/e/B0096REZM2/
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sally-Georgina-Cronin/e/B003B7O0T6/
Read more reviews and follow me on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979187.Sally_Cronin
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will download the books on offer.. or email me for mine.. Thanks Sally