Final Book Promo Day: 5th December, 2013

Welcome to the LAST BOOK PROMO DAY from the blog of Steve Smy.

Please do NOT submit any more Book Promo requests.

There are another 6 great entrants for you to enjoy as follows:

Jumping Ship by Janice Ross


The year was nineteen seventy-five. Pregnant seamstress, Petrina Dugal, became a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She ran away from a brutish husband, Roger, and a well-loved South American home in Georgetown, Guyana; at the heart of her rebellion – an enigmatic lover named Michael Chen. Pet and Mikey, as they became affectionately known, allowed love to blossom in front of her police officer husband and an intrusive community. Were they not aware of the dangers? Or did the pursuit of love trump obligations? Pet and Mikey’s journey to their new life took them through a multitude of the Caribbean’s treasure trove of islands – Antigua, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and Saint Lucia. More than a month later their voyage landed them at JFK airport, in New York USA. And they disappeared, as though their existence was a myth. During this time, barren couple, Pearl and Edward Riley stumbled upon a newborn baby girl. Her cries could only be heard by a true mother, which Pearl immediately became. Bundled up with their new child, they discovered a parcel of artifacts and a scribbled note that read: Sakkara. Sakkara Riley grew up with two loving parents – adoptive parents to be exact. She never knew the circumstances surrounding her discovery, until the age of sixteen. The personal artifacts that were handed over had haunted her from that point on. After eight more years, including much research and probing, she was given the opportunity to begin her journey of self-discovery.

The Secret Alchemist by Caroline A Connell


Thanks Steve for the opportunity. Here’s my book’s blurb…

“It’s a sunny Saturday in Geneva in late June. Tourists pound the city’s heat-soaked pavements, lured by the prospect of sophisticated sight-seeing in such a beautiful setting. Skimming across the water, affluent denizens sit on the rails of their yachts, loosening the sheets and feeling the cooling breeze on their faces. The siren call of summer, though, doesn’t lure Teddi Woods out of her apartment. Puzzled by the email in her inbox, she realises that she has discovered something that was meant to stay secret. Her destiny seems inevitable, but can she escape the vortex of destruction before it is too late?”

Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu by Karen Prince


Trouble is brewing in the secret African rift valley of Karibu and Gogo Maya the witch and her leopard are about to make matters worse. Of all the dubious magic tricks they know, they choose a risky ‘switch’ they’ve been working on, to escape from somebody lurking in the forest. Unfortunately they overshoot, switching right out of Karibu and drawing an ordinary Zimbabwean boy into the mess they leave behind them. The whole disaster that followed might have been averted if another boy had not gone and sucked up what was left of the witch’s power, leaving her too weak to switch back again. CPR, the daft boy called it. He should know better than to risk kissing a witch If you had to choose between Joe’s two best friends or his cousin, Ethan, to lead an adventure into the bush to rescue him, Ethan would be the last one you’d pick because, well … he’s useless that way. Yet the witch’s leopard inexplicably starts issuing plans right into his head. Apparently he’s Joe’s best hope because he has absorbed some of the witch’s questionable magic powers. Powers which might come in handy if he ever learns how to wield them, and if he can endure the painful backlash he suffers every time he tries. In a world that quite literally defies belief, where magic seeps into the drinking water for anyone to use or abuse, and the terrain is impossible to navigate without help from extremely risky sources, this is the tale of Ethan’s struggle to reach his cousin, Joe, before he falls into the wrong hands and gets himself killed.

Out of Sync by Belinda Nicoll


Blurb (a memoir): In 2001, when a couple leaves South Africa for a stay abroad, they land at JFK International Airport on September 11th, unprepared for the sight of smoke billowing from the Manhattan skyline or the horror of a second plane exploding into the North Tower. Over the next ten years, as their host country confronts fundamental change of its own, their marriage buckles under the strain of their disparate experiences. With the international economic crisis making it all but impossible for them to return to their country, they relocate from California to the North, the South, and the Midwest searching for a place they can call home. Against the backdrop of uncertainties in post-apartheid South Africa, Belinda Nicoll unfolds a contemporary and thought-provoking account of post-9/11 America’s tantalizing hopes and unexpected disappointments.

Out of Sync is an insightful tale about marital endurance that promises to enthrall anyone, expatriate or not, who has ever felt at odds with themselves or the world.

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Theme-Thology: Invasion by Lisa A. Kramer


What does the word invasion mean to you? Do you picture armies pouring out of spaceships or across borders? Or could it be bugs making their way into your home? Could it be an invasion of microscopic organisms taking over your body? Perhaps its simply a visit from relatives during the holidays. Is an invasion massive or personal? Is it something seen from afar or felt only by one? In Theme-Thology: Invasion, 15 talented independent authors and 2 incredible artists come together to explore the idea of invasion using any style or genre that interested them. The result is a fabulous and eclectic mix of stories told in a variety of voices, genres, and perspectives. From personal invasions of the mind, to aliens in our midst. From fantastic worlds, to microscopic organisms, there is something for everyone in this diverse collection. The book is available NOW for $2.99 on Kindle, and will soon be found on Nook, and Kobo! For more information about this series, visit HDWP Books at Join the invasion! Or look behind you because it’s coming right now.

Only Human by Maria Bradley


14 year old Aecia has a secret. She lives in a world where evolution has ensured that VAMPIRES rule, and she is HUMAN! Disguised by her parents and uncle, her life is a macabre theatre production with her as the leading lady. With no friends, she carries this burden alone, until her desperate loneliness creates ‘Amica’ a blonde, blue-eyed and carefree human friend whom she writes to in her diary. When she becomes involved with a real friend ‘Garok’ her life takes a disastrous turn for the worst, but as her terrifying fears are realised she discovers that maybe she is not alone, and as each calamitous morsel of her life explodes into chaos, she finds that her own birth has been the catalyst to events that will shake the foundations of the tyrannous vampire world forever!

4 thoughts on “Final Book Promo Day: 5th December, 2013

  1. It is a sad day for Steve’s special blog. I was fortunate enough to have my books posted here and even more blessed to have Steve as my friend. He, and his talents, are greatly missed.

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