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5a.m. Flash 271212 – Free Thriller eBook by G.T. Rigdon 27-29 December

What is the line that separates good and evil, coincidence and providence, delusion and reality? This question is confronted by G.T. Rigdon, author of morally engaged fiction, provocative stories for curious minds. His book High Striker will be available for FREE on Kindle during 27th to 29th December 2012.

High Striker synopsis:

New-High-Striker-Front1500x2400In 2018, Dr. Amos Konklin, a renowned neurosurgeon dubbed “Doctor Golden Hands,” is arrested for a grisly double-homicide at the Old Wilderness Campground. During a mesmerizing interview with reporter Peter Wild, Dr. Konklin reveals a shocking secret. For decades he’s wrapped those golden hands around a twelve pound sledge-hammer, his instrument of choice in numerous executions. As the reporter probes deeper, he is lead into a world where a brain surgeon who spent his childhood running the “High Striker” carnival sideshow game is connected to Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, The Bible, and tormenting visions. High Striker is an unparalleled Old Testament / Carnivale thriller whose central character could be described as a God-obsessed fusion of Hannibal Lecter, Dexter Morgan, and a carny. It’s a remarkable journey through time and place, a saga of the Konklin family spanning generations, exploring religious, intellectual, and philosophical perspectives of the human condition. Ultimately, it dares to confront the challenging question: What is the line that separates good and evil, coincidence and providence, delusion and reality?

Gerald RigdonAvailable from Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/High-Striker-ebook/dp/B008YPL8AO and Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Striker-ebook/dp/B008YPL8AO

For more information visit www.gtrigdon.com

G.T. Rigdon is an engineer, an ex-minister, and a writer of morally engaged fiction, provocative stories for curious minds.

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For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do, and a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me posting it online in my new Red Pen Critique Sunday night posts, then do email me. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in ebooks, novels, writing

 

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5a.m. Flash 261212 – Free Sci-Fi eBook by Kenna McKinnon 26-28 December

There’s a buzz in the air—and it’s deadly…

Kenna Mary McKinnon’s novel ‘SpaceHive’ is free on Kindle from 26th to 28th December. Here’s more about Kenna’s book…

SpaceHive_Front_Cover avatarAfter getting kidnapped by giant alien bees, twelve-year-old Jason Anderson is transported to a spaceship called SpaceHive. There, he learns of a horrifying plot to annihilate Earth’s human population so that extraterrestrial bees and wasps can migrate to a new world.

As a swarm of spaceships make a beeline toward Earth, Jason must convince three friendly worker bees to help him escape his space prison and find other humans to aid in his mission to stop the invasion. But General Vard, wasp commander of the Black Watch, has other plans.

Can Jason unite the nations of Earth in their common fight to destroy these alien invaders? Or will Earth be lost to the sting of conspiracy and a worldwide massacre?

Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/SpaceHive-ebook/dp/B008SYCHFG

Amazon.co.uk link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SpaceHive-ebook/dp/B008SYCHFG

Book trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFSCTRLTlL0

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KennaKenna McKinnon is a freelance writer/photographer and self-employed medical transcriptionist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Although her degree is in Anthropology (with a minor in Psychology), Kenna has spent her life writing.

She enjoys exploring the psychology of the human condition, especially when the accompanying human is dropped into complex and unusual circumstances. Kenna has lived successfully with schizophrenia for many years.

She has three wonderful children and three grandsons. Her website is http://kennamckinnon.blogspot.ca.

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You can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything. You can contact me and find me on the internetview my Books (including my debut novel!) and I also have a blog creation / maintenance service especially for, but not limited to, writers. If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating and choose an optional free eBook.

For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do, and a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me posting it online in my new Red Pen Critique Sunday night posts, then do email me. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in ebooks, novels, writing

 

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5a.m. Flash 251212 – Free eBooks by Ethan Jones 25-29 December

I know how much you love free eBooks so I put out the call for authors with special offers for me to shout about them in these 5am flashes. Here is a campaign from Ethan Jones (for Amazon.co.uk just swap the .com for .co.uk and the links should work):

I’m preparing a promotional campaign during December 18 to January 15. It’s called “29 Days of $2.99” and all my works will be priced at $2.99 during this time. I will appreciate any help you can give me to spread the word about this deal.

I’ve also scheduled a number of days in December when my works will be free on Amazon as follows:

Burying the Truthhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DSPRI0

The Last Confession and Other Short Storieshttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0DL9PM

EJones_CarvedinMemory_VER1Carved in Memoryhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084R0196

The Last Confessionhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084R021S – free on December 25-29, and

Tripoli’s Targethttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B009M8W5ZY – free on December 25-29.

I hope you’ll have a chance to download and read these books. Feel free to share these days with anyone on your social media or circle of friends. And if you enjoy them, please leave a review on Amazon. This is very important as it helps other readers and allows my books to be listed on more websites during these free days.

Ethan

You can follow Ethan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EthanJonesBooks. See the 5am flash on 121212 for details of Ethan’s books.

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You can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything. You can contact me and find me on the internetview my Books (including my debut novel!) and I also have a blog creation / maintenance service especially for, but not limited to, writers. If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating and choose an optional free eBook.

For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do, and a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me posting it online in my new Red Pen Critique Sunday night posts, then do email me. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in ebooks, novels, short stories, Twitter, writing

 

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5a.m. Flash 231212 – Free short story/poetry eBook by William Bortz 23-29 December

THESE TIES COVERWilliam’s eBook ‘These Ties’ is free from 23rd to 29th December inclusive.

‘These Ties’ is a book of short stories and poems by William Bortz, a 20-year-old first-time author from the Midwest. ‘These Ties’ was inspired by his travels, the people involved, and the discovery of real love. Below is an example of William’s poetry…

…We find that this earth,
continuously turns.
And the fires that power it,
continuously burn.
The sounds that we hear,
are nothing to fear.
But the creation of us,
and everything that we love.
We find that we are all a part,
of the same beating heart.
And right where we end up,
is right where we start.

WillWilliam Bortz had an upbringing different than most folks, but he never skipped a step trying to figure out what he wanted from life. Using his past as a tool to carve the future, he lets his heart see for him. William loves to write about his adventures, including the special people he meets along the way and their everlasting impression left on him. Using a smooth almost lyrical flow for his writings, he will tell you stories that will stick with you forever.

William’s website is http://afreshnewview.blogspot.com and his eBook is available free from the 23rd to 29th December from http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/these-ties-william-bortz/1108568695?ean=2940033171491&itm=1&usri=these+ties (short link: http://bit.ly/T1cBO7).

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You can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything. You can contact me and find me on the internetview my Books (including my debut novel!) and I also have a blog creation / maintenance service especially for, but not limited to, writers. If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating and choose an optional free eBook.

For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do, and a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words (and post stories of up to 3,000 words). Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me posting it online in my new Red Pen Critique Sunday night posts, then do email me. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in ebooks, poetry, short stories, writing

 

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5am Flash: Indie Author Books – Poetry

Having seen one of my interviewees Rosanne Dingli say on a LinkedIn thread: “someone should write a blog soon about all the wonderful indie books available by very capable writers”, I challenged them to give me a <15-word synopsis for their book(s)… they are accepting the challenge and their books are appearing here. What I’m after is your name (listed within each section alphabetically by first name), your website / blog address, book title, book link (where we can buy it), genre and summary in no more than 15 words (a test of your editing skills). You can email me these details for up to 5 of your books (please don’t paste them into this page’s comments section). My free and $0.99-$2.99 eBooks are detailed on the Books – mine page.

Fiction – poetry

Click here for Fiction – children’s / Y.A.

Click here for Fiction – novels & novellas

Click here for Fiction – script

Click here for Fiction – short stories (includes flash fiction)

Click here for Non-fiction

So what I’m after is your name (listed above alphabetically by first name), your website / blog address, book title, book link (where we can buy it), genre and summary in no more than 15 words (a test of your editing skills). You can email me these details for up to 5 of your books (please don’t paste them into this page’s comments section). My books and free short stories are detailed on the Books – mine page. Please note: the chances are that I’ve not read the books listed on this page (much as I would like to have done) so these are therefore not personal recommendations but are, in the main, by authors who I have chatted to, interviewed or got to know… even just a little bit. Kindle Fiction recommends a variety of eBooks and if you’ve read any eBooks you’d like to recommend then you can email suggestions to kindlesrp@gmail.com.

** NEW!! You can now subscribe to this blog on your Kindle / Kindle app!

See http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008E88JN0

or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008E88JN0 for outside the UK **

You can sign up to receive these blog posts daily or weekly so you don’t miss anything. You can contact me and find me on the internetview my Books (including my debut novel!) and I also have a blog creation / maintenance service especially for, but not limited to, writers. If you like this blog, you can help me keep it running by donating and choose an optional free eBook.

For writers / readers willing to give feedback and / or writers wanting feedback, take a look at this blog’s Feedback page.

As I post an interview a day (amongst other things) I can’t unfortunately review books but I have a list of those who do, and a feature called ‘Short Story Saturdays’ where I review stories of up to 2,500 words. Alternatively if you have a short story or self-contained novel extract / short chapter (ideally up to 1000 words) that you’d like critiqued and don’t mind me posting it online in my new Red Pen Critique Sunday night posts, then do email me. I am now also looking for flash fiction (<1000 words) for Flash Fiction Fridays and poetry for Post-weekend Poetry.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in ebooks, ideas, poetry, writing

 

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