“Let’s Conquer Paris” is featured on Ereader News Today

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“Let’s Conquer Paris” is featured on Ereader News Today:

http://ereadernewstoday.com/more-kindle-deals-for-10-4-13/6734895/

Good results so far.

Will keep you posted.

Cheers!


Let’s Conquer Paris is featured on Kindle Books and Tips

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Let’s Conquer Paris (Lunch Break Funnies, Humor Books Series) is featured today on “Kindle Books and Tips.” Check this and other books featured books out here:

http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/2013/09/21/more-free-discounted-kindle-book-offers-29/

Pretty good results so far. If you are a writer, sign up for their “Advertiser List” here:

http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/

to keep up with advertising opportunities on that site.

Cheers!

Oleg


The Bridge of Deaths by M. C. V. Egan

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M.C.V. Egan lives in South Florida. she is fluent in four languages; English, Spanish, French and Swedish. From a young age became determined to solve the ‘mystery’ of her grandfather’s death, she has researched this story for almost two decades. the story has taken her to Denmark, England and unconventional world of psychics.

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Genre: Historical Paranormal
Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2011
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On August 15th, 1939 an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. Crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykobing/Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland with the world at the brink of war the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police, created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.

In the winter of 2009-2010 a young executive, Bill is promoted and transferred to London for a major International firm. He has struggled for the better part of his life with nightmares and phobias, which only seem to worsen in London. As he seeks the help of a therapist he accepts that his issues may well be related to a ‘past-life trauma’.

Through love, curiosity, archives and the information superhighway of the 21st century Bill travels through knowledge and time to uncover the story of the 1939 plane crash.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “One of those mysteries that never get solved” is based on true events and real people, it is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through sources in Denmark, England and the United States, it finds a way to help the reader feel that he /she is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

The journey takes the reader to well known and little known events leading up to the Second World War, both in Europe and America. The journey also takes the reader to the possibility of finding oneself in this lifetime by exploring past lives.





Congratulations to the random drawing winners!

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Congratulations to the random drawing winners, Patty and Kim! You both won $10 Amazon Gift Cards.

At 9:05pm on the 14th of June, 2013, the winners of the Prize Drawing that was announced a week ago:

http://olegmedvedkov.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/one-random-drawing-two-prizes-read-on/

were selected by http://www.randompicker.com

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Here are the links to their reviews for the “The Dragon Who Loved Water Lilies and Other Funny Stories” Patty and Kim submitted:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R15UU9NHWHMYQK

http://www.amazon.com/review/R90U9GJP1WGIV

Thank you to all who participated!

Since this drawing was such a success, I am thinking of running more of them in the future. Follow this blog of friend me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OlegMedvedkov

to make sure you won’t miss the announcements.

Cheers!


One random drawing. Two prizes. Read on

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Good news, everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I set out to gift away ten copies of “The Dragon Who Loved Water Lilies and Other Funny Stories.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089H5YPC

Many thanks to all of you kind people who have shown the interest in reading and reviewing this book. Your support of this humble writer of funny nonsense is much appreciated.

To show my gratitude, I am doing a random prize drawing for people who posted a review. The rules are simple:

1. The drawing will be held on Sunday, July the 14th, 2013. The entries will be closed by 9pm Pacific Time.

2. To enter the drawing, simply message me on Facebook with your email address and the link to the review. Here’s my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/OlegMedvedkov

3. The email addresses of the winners will be randomly picked by:

http://www.randompicker.com

4. There are going to be two Winners of two equal Prizes: Two $10 Amazon gift cards.

➨ The two lucky winners will be announced here on this blog and on my Facebook page.

★Help for posting a review and finding the link to your review ★

✔ How to post a book review:

Posting a review is easy.

Simply go to the book’s page:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089H5YPC

Scroll down to Customer Reviews. Click on the gray button that says “Write a customer review.”

Write a customer review button

It will take you to the page where you write the review.

Click on the number of stars, write something as a title of the review, and a few words in the review field.

Click “Preview” button, click “Publish.” All done!

✔ How to find a link to the review you’ve posted:

After you have posted a review, it might take Amazon a little while to show it on the book’s page. If it is your first review ever, it might take close to 48 hours, so please plan accordingly to make sure you have time to enter the drawing.

If it’s not your first review, it should show up pretty fast; most times it takes only a couple of minutes.

Simply click on this link:

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Loved-Lilies-Stories-ebook/product-reviews/B0089H5YPC/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

In the link above, the reviews for this book are pre-sorted by time with the most recent ones on top. As soon as you see your review, click on the little blue link right under the review on the right-hand side that says “Permalink.” This will open your review separate from all the others. Simply copy the URL from your browser and paste it into your Facebook message. Please don’t forget to include your email as well, okay?

As you can see, this is pretty simple. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me on Facebook. Good luck!

https://www.facebook.com/OlegMedvedkov

 

Update 07/14/2013:

 

The winners are announced!

http://olegmedvedkov.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/congratulations-to-the-random-drawing-winners/


“Sinners of Water & Fire” – New Release From Bestselling Author Charity Parkerson

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Blurb:

Their love was legendary, cursed, and forbidden.
The fates conspired to keep them apart, but destiny will bring them together again…
When one of their own becomes the target of a demon bent on revenge, the Society will do anything to keep her safe, including stealing a God from the Heavens.
Heru, son of Geb, once sold his soul to forget her, and now he’ll give anything to keep her safe.
Gods and Demons collide in the final installment of Charity Parkerson’s award-winning “Sinners” series.

 

Excerpt:

“I dreamed about you last night.” Heat flooded her face at the confession. She knew it must be the shade of a strawberry, but she lifted her eyes to his, holding his stare steadily, as if daring him to mock her words. For a moment, she could have sworn a look of triumph passed over his face, but it was gone as quickly as it appeared.

“What was the dream about?”

Marissa had thought that it was impossible to be any more embarrassed than she already was, but at his question, she discovered a whole new level of humiliation.

“Um,” she stuttered before admitting, “I don’t want to tell you.”

“Oh,” he crowed. “It was that kind of dream, was it?” While his eyes were shining with mirth, her face was on fire, and she really wanted kick him.

Shut up,” she hissed.

“Ever as you command,” he said, but she could still hear the laughter in his voice.

Fanning her face, Marissa practically danced in place in her discomfort.

“Are you having some sort of fit?” Adriana, Marissa’s mom, asked, slicing through her mortification.

Marissa had not heard her approach and she shot a nervous glimpse at the tree line to find Harold gone.

“I was attempting a spell.” Marissa answered Adriana’s question absently while searching for any sign that Harold was still hanging around. When her mom remained silent, Marissa glanced over to find her watching her closely, and she pasted a fake smile on her face in order to ease her mother’s obvious concern.

“Okay,” Adriana said, drawing out the word and sounding as if she didn’t believe her, which was a spot-on observation, since Marissa was lying.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon- US- http://ow.ly/jtGfn

Amazon –UK- http://ow.ly/jtu8c

Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/ju66m

Kobo:http://ow.ly/jyysl

Smashwords: http://ow.ly/jy5yh

All Romance Ebooks: http://ow.ly/ju3ob

 

About the Author:

goodreads picCharity Parkerson was born in Tennessee, where she still lives with her husband and two sons.  She is the author of several books including thirteen Amazon bestsellers. You can like her at http://www.facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson. Be sure to visit her at http://www.charityparkerson.com and you can read her blog at http://charity-thesinners.blogspot.com

Her “Sinners series” was voted one of the top ten best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Romance Reads

Her book “The Danger with Sinners” was named “Best Book of 2012” by Paranormal Reads Reviewsand is a finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance in the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Association Awards.

She was named as one of the top three Indie authors of 2012- EbookBuilders

She is a member of The Paranormal Romance Guild, is a Goodreads moderator, a member of Coffee Time Romance, and co-host of The Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson show.

She won author of the week in August of 2011, and is a four-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath.

You can follow her on Twitter @https://twitter.com/CharityParkerso

 

 

Additional Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Punk & Sissy Publications

 

Also, see my review of “Sinners of Water & Fire” on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R11I8Q8YMRLO8O

Cheers!

Oleg


Amazon Removes Tags From Kindle Book Pages

Just a quick heads up for all the indie, self-published writers out there who publish on Kindle – Amazon made an overhaul of Kindle book pages and Tags have disappeared.

 

Whether this is permanent or not, remains to be seen. This is Amazon, after all, they keep changing things constantly. Most of the time we do not even notice these changes. This time, however, it’s very noticeable – the Tags are gone, a few other things seem to be reshuffled slightly around the pages.

To those who advocated using Tags for better visibility in Amazon search, it looks like that now they will have to rely on the old-fashioned keyword loading in the book description and other parts of the page.

How would the absence of Tags affect search visibility and the book rankings? Hard to say right now. I would venture a guess that there would be only a few authors who’d notice the difference. For the majority of indies who publish on Kindle, this should not make any difference at all – more than 95% of the books on Amazon are not being seen by readers too often. Having Tags or not will not change that.

 

I suppose the “Like & Tag” game we writers are so fond of, is now “Like” only.


CRACK APPLE and POP by Saira Viola. Book Review

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Social realism, huh?

Here’s some commonplace, everyday life examples of social realism for you:

✔ Escaping the oppressive confines of Walmart to find a refuge in the glory of the lower-middle class glamour that is Safeway.
✔ High-fiving a shirtless gang-bunger covered in unreadable tattoos who is proudly taking his baby-mama for a ride on a motorized shopping cart he just stole.
✔ Telling two very polite burly thugs that you do not wish to buy a home entertainment system that they have in the back of their pickup truck.

But then, that’s just a boring, everyday routine. Who would want to read that? Let’s step it up a notch.

Take drugs, sex, and violence; expensive night clubs and run-down dens of sin; filthy rich and those who want to be even richer or filthier; and while we are at it, throw in some good, old-fashioned hatin’ as well. Stick it in London’s “live in the moment” scene, paint the glamour on the backdrop of dirt, and power it up with enough coke to fuel a Nazi blitzkrieg.

That will do for a start, I guess. With this, we are sliding into that slippery Guy Ritchie territory that makes us want to see the bad guys succeed and stop wondering about such clichés as moral relativism.

But enough of my daily dose of social commentary, we’ve got us some book-critiquing to do. Just roll with it, sister, like there’s no nails sticking out of the ground.

Tony, the key protagonist, doesn’t seem to me like the main hero of this novel. Interesting, right? I understand that everything is revolving around him and his business. However, there are so many different stories and subplots in this book in which he is not directly involved that it gave me an idea – perhaps, the actual hero of the novel is not a mere human but a lifestyle of the not-so-invisible underside of the society? That makes certain sense to me when I think back to how the story was constructed.

Much like Ritchie or Tarantino tales, the narrative is a kaleidoscope of small happenings that involve multiple characters that sometimes might seem unrelated at first. A lawyer with a coke habit gets a client who is an Indian crime-lord a mild-mannered older gentlemen on a drug run gets in a fight over a road-rage incident; a socialite is preparing for a charity event; a rabbi gets busted pushing coke. This is not a painting in wide strokes, however, the feeling I got was more of a zooming in from above at points of interest.

Since there are many scenes, there are also many characters involved. It starts with Tony’s crew, expands to people they know and do business with and other people involved, however sideways. With Tony’s “New-Age Natural High” idea of a retirement plan, more and more characters get in the action. Some of them are episodic but a few keep reappearing periodically and move the story forward. A few of the latter tend to stand out. I think my favorites are “Big” Bernie, standing “three‐foot‐four inches tall with a Mohican haircut coloured blue and green, at only twenty‐ seven‐years‐old he was a Mensa maths genius who took care of all Tony’s outgoings, expenses, deposits, savings, and money draw‐downs” and Richard, who “enjoyed the power of being a lawyer and not much else.” Both are colorful in their own way, and both start as hard-to-relate-to characters yet grow somewhat sympathetic as the story progresses.

One thing that deserves close attention is the way the novel is written. Many a time, the words are a Synesthesia of a cultural references that has an urban beat to it. Here are some passages I liked:

◕ “He smiled walking over to his phone whilst piping the lyrics to the Black Eyed Peas song Where is the Love. It was a bumbling skit shaved with good intentions and unswerving devotion. T felt valued. The rest of the day fell away with a yawn.”

◕ “It was a ripe, spanking night; the wind slapping the skin of the trees and hurling the leaves from top to bottom in a spin rush, shading the Autumn sky with thick brush strokes of colour, a post impressionist hue of twilight beauty.”

◕ “Tony was gliding around like a figure skater, his footwork smoother than a Pink Floyd baseline and twice as chilled.”

The style also pinpoints the intended audience for the novel. If you can understand what this is about, then this book is definitely for you:

◕ “Limping to his feet like a wounded animal, he was a drowning reflection of a Herman Nietzsche liturgy.”

◕ “One solitary gunfire shot had ripped open the Manhattan skyline and mottled the night air red. It was a horrifying sight to behold, like a Damien Hirst installation without the safety of Perspex.”

◕ “They chatted politely for the next few minutes then T lost interest in her girlish life and tuned into ALI G.”

Many of the characters tend to speak in a rapping sing-song that, together with their description, give the reader a feeling of who they are and why they are in a scene. Here’s Tony’s boss:

◕ “Those days man I was a fool runnin all over town so mi got `ere, mi had nothin so mi had nothin to lose understand.”

Here’s just an episodic character:

◕ “Ello darling my you is a pretty boy mmm ooh wee you got competition man he is fine oh bwouy so fine.”

One can correctly guess what they are about even without reading a description, which makes it easier to get a quick reference point on the character, especially since there are so many of them appear in the novel.

There’s somewhat in the style of recitation of this novel reminiscent of the way Kurt Vonnegut used to do it, this amused monotone. However, I think the general style of the prose is much closer to that of Alfred Bester – attacking all the senses and piling up the references to give in a few lines the picture that it would take half a page to construct. Either way you swing, this is a good read for those who appreciate things done differently and with a style.

 

link: http://www.amazon.com/CRACK-APPLE-POP-Saira-Viola/dp/098500035X/


The Adonis – New Release From Bestselling Author Charity Parkerson

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Charity Parkerson

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/258501

Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adonis-charity-parkerson/1113848662?ean=2940015786859

Amazon US http://ow.ly/fC1in

Amazon UK http://ow.ly/fC16G

Blurb:

Grecian Fantasies hosts one of the hottest balls in town, a naughty Nobody-Knows-Your-Name masquerade that is not only exclusive, but is also not for the faint of heart.

Pleasure, fantasy, fetish, and vice are all on the menu at this ball. The only thing not up for grabs is the notorious woman behind its creation, but that is about to change.

Excerpt:

“I’m Weston,” he said as he wound Rob’s ribbon around his neck, tying it in a neat bow, and making himself appear as a giant unwanted present. “What’s your desire?” Rob started to tell Weston that he desired for him to go away, but a bright yellow feather caught his eye once more, and his gaze found the Goddess across the room.

“I need you to fetch someone,” Rob answered, deciding to use the awkward situation to his advantage.

“Oh, yay, a threesome,” Weston cheered. “May I suggest Mike over there,” he said, pointing to a gigantic man wearing a plain black mask. “He has lumberjack hands,” Weston added cheerfully.

Rob paused. Lumberjack hands? No, he was not going to ask. “What are lumberjack hands?”

“You know, he can wield his . . .” Weston began before Rob waved his hand, cutting him off.

“Never mind, I get the picture.” And he did, too. He would never be able to wash this moment from his mind. Getting back on track before things got out of hand, Rob pointed across the room. “Bring her to me,” he ordered.

Weston’s face fell as he caught sight of the woman to which Rob referred. “I cannot,” he stammered, sounding horrified.

“What the hell? I thought you were supposed to fulfill my desires or some shit?”

Weston seemed honestly distraught over Rob’s aggravation. “I’m sorry. If you ask me to fetch anyone else for a bit of fun, then I am at your service, any service,” he added, raking Rob’s body with his eyes. “However, that is Theadonis and I cannot do as you command.”

“The Adonis,” Rob repeated, sounding ridiculous even to his own ears. “I thought Adonis was a man. That is no man.” As the words left Rob’s mouth, he found himself tilting his head to one side and studying the woman closer just in case he was wrong.

Weston rolled his eyes. “Not ‘the Adonis.’ Theadonis. That’s her name. She is the owner of Grecian Fantasies.”

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Bio: Charity Parkerson was born in Tennessee, where she still lives with her husband and two sons.  She is the author of several books including twelve Amazon bestsellers.

You can like her at http://www.facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson.

Be sure to visit her at http://www.charityparkerson.com

and you can read her blog at http://charity-thesinners.blogspot.com

Her “Sinners series” was voted one of the top ten best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Romance Reads

She was named as one of the top three Indie authors of 2012- The Book Connection  

She is a member of The Paranormal Romance Guild, is a Goodreads moderator, a member of Coffee Time Romance, and co-host of The Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson show.

She won author of the week in August of 2011, and is a three-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath.

You can follow her on Twitter @https://twitter.com/CharityParkerso

Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Punk & Sissy Publications

Goodreads


Apart From Love, FREE on August 31, 2012 to September 2, 2012. Guest Post by Uvi Poznansky.

Guest Post by Uvi Poznansky:

Apart From Love

Summer’s come to a close, the breath of autumn is here
Time for reflection, time for a break
But before the change of seasons, this year

Listen to my whispers, and make no mistake–

As golden leaves drift, rustling in the air
Come cuddle with me, open my cover
Apart From Love, there’s not a moment to spare
Leaf through my story, it’s yours to discover

Dates:

The Kindle edition of Apart From Love will be free on these dates:

August 31, 2012 to September 2, 2012.

★★★★★ Reviews:

32 customer reviews on Amazon. To read them, and to ‘Look Inside’ the book, please click here

Also see review, and listen to one of my radio interview here

More radio interviews can be found under my bio in my blog.

Not for Everyone!

According to one reviewer, this book is for “Introspective readers who love complex characters, Sam Shepard fans, poets, artists, film noir buffs.”

Another reviewer says, “Recommend this book to anyone who would like to read something a little bit different from the normal run of fiction.”

Book Description:

Written with passionate conviction, this story is being told by two of its characters: Ben, a twenty-seven years old student, and Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, his aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him.

Meanwhile, Lenny is trying to keep a secret from both of them: his ex-wife, Ben’s mother, a talented pianist, has been stricken with an early-onset alzheimer. Taking care of her gradually weighs him down. What emerges in these characters is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

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