Spotlight: The Car by Stuart Larner

Free on Amazon Kindle April 1-5!

A sequence of twenty-eight illustrated Shakespearean sonnets describing the human condition in terms of the mechanical components of a motor car.
An owner’s workshop manual for servicing your life.
The text was previously published in a print magazine twenty-one years ago. Now revised, and published with illustrations.
‘The Car’ asks, and tries to answer, these kinds of questions:
If the arc across the sparking plug’s gap is an indication of love, can love’s bright spark be cultivated like the ignition timing management system?
What can be learnt about human relationships by studying the phenomenon of clutch judder?
Can we discern our path in life by the way we drive at night, and by how we use indicators, windscreen wipers and washers, and the horn?
Does automatic transmission mean our modern society has learnt to leave decisions to a box?
What does the differential bearing assembly have to say about the working of the parliamentary system?
Does studying suspension and damper arrangements have guidelines for child-rearing?
Can the process of tyre wear and braking systems inform therapy for addiction?
Is human depression treatable by learning from the fuel gauge mechanism, the radiator, and the battery?
Is there life after death in a scrap yard?

 

 

 

Driving in the Dark

Driving in the dark, we move cocoons of light,
Carrying thoughts along in front of us.
Our vision is short in the cave of night,
Something small in the future darts across.
At a distant bend another car dawns,
Devouring dark with its dragon’s bright breath,
Lamps search the dim opening they have torn
Into the next world to find their best path.
I feel your light begin its probe of me
Searching for your own future in my dim past,
Yet both searcher and searched we cannot be,
The powerful light makes us both recast.
The dark side of each we try to assess;
What one saw quite well, now two may see less.

Book Sale & Giveaway: Buried Secrets by Elizabeth Meyette

The Amazon purchase links in this post are affiliate links. Purchasing through them helps sustain Bound 2 Escape.

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Buried Secrets
Sequel to The Cavanaugh House
by Elizabeth Meyette
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
When Jesse Graham almost runs over a “body” in the road one night, she
is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets, lies and murder. All Jesse
wants is a simple life teaching at St. Bart’s… and a chance at
love with Joe Riley. She realizes that plan has been thwarted when
puzzling occurrences at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls get
increasingly dangerous. The danger doesn’t just spring from the
ghost who haunts the grounds of St. Bart’s, but from a sinister
presence that is not ghostly at all. As she digs into the mystery,
threats on her life and the life of her student escalate.
Which danger threatens her life the most? The ghost haunting her student or
the secrets buried in the school?
**Can easily be read as a standalone!**
On Sale for .99 cents!!
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The Cavanaugh House
by Elizabeth Meyette
About the Book

When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited
from her Aunt Helen, she doesn’t realize she’s unlocking secrets
that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to
acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city
where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best
friend Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a
private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate
New York. Anticipating a quiet, revitalizing life in her aunt’s
deserted house, Jesse is instead thrown into a maze of danger.
Questions about her aunt’s death lead Jesse to investigate events
surrounding it and the people involved, but she uncovers a web of
deceit that reaches far beyond the occurrences of over two decades
earlier. Still dejected from her broken engagement, Jesse finds it
difficult to trust anyone, even her self-absorbed mother. Joe Riley
is irresistible, but secrets obstruct involvement with him until
Jesse can solve the secrets of the Cavanaugh House. Someone doesn’t
want those secrets unearthed and will stop at nothing, even murder,
to keep them hidden.

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Author, blogger and believer in dreams-come-true, Elizabeth Meyette fell in
love with books as a child when her sister read her Goldilocks and
the Three Bears. “She had me at ‘Once upon a time…’,”
Elizabeth admits. A native of upstate New York, Elizabeth now lives
in West Michigan with her husband Richard. She retired early from
teaching to pursue her passion: writing. “Yes, I hear voices in
my head and I give them names and call them characters.”
Elizabeth describes her books as “a little mystery, a little history, a
little romance.” She has also written several children’s books
are in line for publication in the near future. Her poetry has
appeared in various anthologies.
A native of upstate New York, Elizabeth now lives in Michigan with her
husband Richard. They have an agreement that she cannot cook on
writing days after he endured burnt broccoli and dry chicken.
Fortunately, Rich is an excellent cook.
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Merry Christmas Advent Calendar

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Hover over the dates and they will become alive with so many wonderful book choices and some offers! Click on the blog post link in each date to be taken to the author’s own Christmas advent page where you will find out much more plus what makes Christmas special for them this year.

Hover over the advent calendar dates to find out which book is hidden behind…

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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE BLAST

 

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Sharing the Love of Books

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs…
Monday
Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
Tuesday
It’s My Side of Life | Celticlady’s Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures | Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday
Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews
Thursday
Miki’s Hope | Nicki’s Nook
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | A Bit Bookish | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog
Saturday
Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie’s Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings
Sunday
Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli – The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeMy Bizzy World |
Deal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 

For Pre-orders post – PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author

For New Releases post – NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post – FREE / genre / title / author / end date
For Bargain Books post – SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection! Continue reading

Sharing the Love of Books

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs…
Monday
Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
Tuesday
It’s My Side of Life | Celticlady’s Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures | Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday
Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews
Thursday
Miki’s Hope | Nicki’s Nook
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | A Bit Bookish | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog
Saturday
Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie’s Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings
Sunday
Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli – The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeMy Bizzy World |
Deal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 

For Pre-orders post – PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author

For New Releases post – NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post – FREE / genre / title / author / end date
For Bargain Books post – SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection! Continue reading

Book One of The Broken Well Trilogy by Sam Bowring is now Free

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In Prophecy’s Ruin, a child is prophesied to be born who will end the age-old war between the forces of shadow and light.

       YAWN!

We’ve all heard this synopsis a hundred times before. In fact, as the author of the book, Sam Bowring, says, ‘I HATE prophecy as a plot device. This idea that things are inevitable lies in stark opposition to the notion of free will, something I think we all prefer to believe in. And when hearing a prophecy leads you to you create the circumstances you are actively trying to avoid? I mean, come on. How many more times do we need to see that crap play out?’

So why is this book called Prophecy’s Ruin then, you weirdo?

‘The clue is right there in the title,’ says Sam. ‘What happens when a prophecy gets totally ruined? The whole basis for the story involves taking cliches of fantasy and twisting them in surprising new ways. I imagine most readers will immediately assume, for example, that light is good and shadow is evil, which is something they have brought to the table themselves as a learnt expectation – but spoilers, who knows? And how about the hero and his squeeze don’t get arbitrarily torn apart purely for the purposes of imposing extra drama, and instead get to face their adversaries together as a loving couple? What about goblins who are smart and practical, or a dragon who suffers from mental health issues? What about those, I ask?!’

Don’t let the stupid tone of this press release fool you (it is merely designed to grab your probably-wafer-thin attention) – this is a Proper Book which, when released by Hachette Australia some while back, was heaped with critical acclaim and commercial success.

Here be links to Prophecy’s Ruin at various places:

http://www.amazon.com/Prophecys-Ruin-Sam-Bowring-ebook/dp/B00GW4QLF6
https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/prophecys-ruin/id402101695
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prophecys-ruin-sam-bowring/1113457512
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/prophecy-s-ruin

‘the stuff of fantasy writers’ fantasies. An epic, enthralling, towering triumph.’

– AurealisXpress

 

‘may just be the start of the next big thing in Australian Fantasy.’

– Weekend Australian

 

If you are sick of cliche heroes and villains then this is the one to read.’
– Australian Bookseller + Publisher

 

Despite many such rave reviews, a vast percentage of the Earth’s population has never even heard of the Broken Well trilogy! CAN YOU IMAGINE?

‘The books came out on an annoying cusp of book evolution,’ says Sam. ‘It was right before ebooks were automatically released at the same time as their physical counterparts. Prophecy’s Ruin received no fanfare when it came online, and thus it remains a largely undiscovered timeless masterpiece. For reading purposes, of course, it may as well have come out yesterday – as a fantasy, it’s not like the story has dated. Goblins are forever! And no, modesty is not one of my weaknesses, haha.’

Sam is delighted that Hachette has just made the first book completely free at all major ebook retailers until 20th May 2016.

‘My greatest fear,’ says Sam, ‘is that my books won’t get read even after I’m dead. Thus I demand or ask very politely (whatever works best) that the reading public give this humble, above average writer a chance. I mean, what have they got to lose, except respect for me?’

 

some of the finest writing of action I’ve ever read …

one of the coolest fantasy series to come along in an age.’
– AurealisXpress

 

 

http://sambowring.com/broken-well-trilogy/

Sharing the Love of Books

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
Readers please free to add your own finds
(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs…
Monday
Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
Tuesday
It’s My Side of Life | Celticlady’s Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures | Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday
Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews
Thursday
Miki’s Hope | Nicki’s Nook
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | A Bit Bookish | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog
Saturday
Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie’s Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings
Sunday
Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli – The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeMy Bizzy World |
Deal Sharing Aunt | Rambling Reviews 

For Pre-orders post – PRE-ORDER / genre / title /author

For New Releases post – NEW / genre / title / author
For Free Books post – FREE / genre / title / author / end date
For Bargain Books post – SALE / price / genre / title / author / end date
(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this week’s awesome selection! Continue reading