Tuesday 13 February 2024

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS

 

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 

 FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS for you.

The baby fur seals are back and living on the safe rocks whilst their mums go fishing. The water in the cove is too shallow to let sharks, orca, or dolphins get close. Even leopard seals have a problem hunting the babies here. There's a safe enclosed pool behind their rocks where they can cool off. It's been a sizzling summer so I've been in the sea too or under a shady tree with a book. Thank goodness there are some good books available.Check them out.

AGAIN BEWARE, WATCH the deadlines! Most of the books are free and I hope you'll find a few to enjoy.

 

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

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HISTORICAL FICTION

1.

Historical Fiction Giveaway

Get these books fast!

FREE

2.

A group of mainly historical romance writers who offer free books.

FREE

3.

Fancy Seeing You here!

Free mainly historicals

Deadline February 16th

URGENT

4.

HISTORICAL FICTION

bargain prices.

BOOKS

 

SINGLE HISTORICAL NOVELS

1.

A YA Apocalypse in Ancient Byzantium:Heroic young characters, a secret cache of scrolls, a mysterious conspiracy, & forbidden love.

FREE

2.

Britannia AD 61: The Battle of Mona

A gritty historical fiction short story. Prequel to BRETHREN

FREE

3.

Acre (Hospitaller Saga Book 1)

FREE

4.

The Humbling of Meredith Martin: The biography of an Edwardian actress (Modern women: breaking the mould Book 5)

FREE

 

DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY NOVELS

1.

DEADLINE Feb 19th.

A collection of crime fiction.

MIXED PRICES

2.

Mystery Extravagance

Mostly free. BE QUICK!

ENDS FEB 14th

3.

Free Cosy Mysteries. URGENT DEADLINE

only 2 DAYS

4.

Crime Pays

A Mix of Crime

 

SHORT STORIES

March 2nd Deadline

FREE

ALSO

I've found another source of free and bargain ebooks at BookRaid

Discounted & Free Bestselling Ebooks

AND

G.J. Berger, best selling and prize winning historical fiction author, and my colleague in Writer's Choice (that's our writers' historical fiction publishing co-operative) is skiting away about the success of his mother's memoir, 'To Steal a Moment's Time'. It's been hitting the best seller lists. His mother was Katharina Berger, a most sought-after stage and film actress in Germany at the outbreak of WWII. I can genuinely recommend it as a fascinating read.

'To Steal a Moment's Time'

AND

Another book I've just enjoyed is an Australian historical novel set during the 1930s and 1940s.

Called 'Limberlost' by Robbie Arnott it's a gentle, thoughtful read. Alas it is expensive but cheapest at Kobo.com

 

Dodge the shocking weather, keep warm and enjoy a good book.

p.d.r. lindsay

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Saturday 6 January 2024

JANUARY NEWSLETTER FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS for you.

 

JANUARY NEWSLETTER 

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Summer in my neck of the woods. Winter for most of you. You'll be keeping warm and longing for Spring whilst I'm enjoy tramping, surfing, sea, sun and the mountains, all in easy reach. Or I should be. Alas I'm just out of hospital having had a min-stroke. A calm quiet existence for me and lots of nasty pills. This is what stress does to one when one is older. I'll be joining you in choosing enough books to fill my reader although it's a thinner offering than usual. Everyone's on holiday.

AGAIN BEWARE, WATCH the 1ST two offerings' deadlines! Most of the books are free and I hope you'll find a few to enjoy.

 

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

HISTORICAL FICTION

URGENT!!!

DEADLINES IN 2 OR 3 DAYS

1

A nice mix

FREE

2

Tales from the Past

FREE

MONTHLY DEADLINES

3

HISTORICAL MYSTERIES

Historical Detective Fiction

KU read

4

Single read.

"The Pryce of Delusion"

by Kari Bovee

FREE

SINGLE HISTORICAL NOVELS

1

"Ulv's Jól"

by Åsli & Bakkejord

FREE

2

Historical colouring book

50 pages of beautiful artwork inspired by the Celts, Vikings, Normans, and more.

FREE

3

"Wedding of the Torn Rose"

by Brian Mendonca

Historical fantasy

FREE

4

REVIEWS

Women's Literary Fiction for Reviews

PLEASE!

5

MIXED GENRE FREEBIES

1

Heroes Wanted

FREE

ALREADY A BEST SELLER

G.J. Berger, best selling and prize winning historical fiction author, and my colleague in Writer's Choice (that's our writers' historical fiction publishing co-operative) has just put together his mother's memoir, 'To Steal a Moment's Time'. I'm reading it to review for him. It's stunning.

Blurb:

On the brink of World War II, Katharina Berger was the most sought-after stage and film actress in Germany. As many of her colleagues fled Hitler’s madness and the devastation of war, Katharina stayed and gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 1944. From evading Nazi fanatics and helping Jews escape, to scrounging for food and shelter as she searched for her missing husband, she journaled during her son’s first year of life, surviving on the small thread of hope that she and her child might live to see a better world.

'To Steal a Moment's Time'

Still not released (Feb 8th)  but already this memoir has been listed in multiple Amazon Top 100 lists. It has reached as high as 22 in Theatre Biographies, no. 71 in Survival Biographies, and no. 69 in Historical German Biographies. These rankings change by the hour, but it's a great start, especially since readers have to wait a while to actually get the book.

AND

A couple of you have asked me what I'm reading.

Today's book is the hilarious 'Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows' by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Born and brought up in London, young Nikki is trying to avoid strict Sikh traditions without losing her culture, and trying to find out where she belongs. The widows she is employed by the Temple to teach English, but they have an awful lot to teach her!

 

Stay safe, stay well and happy reading

p.d.r. lindsay

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Tuesday 5 December 2023

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: HEAPS OF FREE E-BOOKS.

 

 

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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays wherever you are! Be it snowy and cold or sunny and hot may you enjoy peace and contentment in this holiday season.

 I've found more good reads this month, BUT BEWARE, WATCH the deadlines! The first ones listed only have 2 or 3 days left. Most of the books are free and I hope you'll find a few to enjoy. 

And as a gift for your reading entertainment please download my short story, 'Christmas Spirits'.

Don't miss the last offer. Smashwords have their 1000s of books on sale from December 15th.

 

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

URGENT!!!

DEADLINES IN 2 OR 3 DAYS

1

HISTORICAL  fiction and family sagas.

3 Days!!!  Be Quick!

2

THRILLERS

3 days

HURRY!

Even if you don't win you can check out the books at the website. Many will be available at free or bargain prices.

3

HISTORICAL FICTION

THROUGH THE AGES

Ends Dec 14th

FREE

4

CHRISTMAS HISTORICAL FREEBIES

18 Historical Freebies

5

EXCITING HISTORICAL FICTION GIVEAWAY

20 books 

ALL FREE

6

'Beneath A Midwinter Moon'

by Paper Lantern Writers

The Paper Lantern Writers bring you warm and engaging reflections of holiday celebrations across seven centuries. From the United States to India and Europe, eleven stories of courage, fortitude and love are illuminated by the midwinter moon.

Anthology Amazon $4.99

7

SHORT STORY SALES SPECIAL

8 mixed genre collections

Free or a bargain offer

ANTHOLOGIES

8

DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY NOVELS

Prices Vary

9

HOLIDAY BOOKS

GONE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

mixed genres 50 Freebies

FREEBIES

10

MIDWINTER HOLIDAYS

9 Freebies mixed genres

MIDWINTER

11

FREE BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS

32 freebies mixed genres

CHRISTMAS

 

REVIEWS PLEASE

a FREE BOOK in return for a little review. Be kind and help us authors. Just a few words are all that's needed.

12

REVIEWS PRETTY PLEASE.

14 free books

Mixed Genres

13

REVIEWS PLEASE

16 books

Nice Mix

14

SMASHWORDS END OF YEAR SALE

December 15, 2023 - January 1, 2024.

https://www.smashwords.com/

Find my books at p.d.r. lindsay

The Smashwords End of Year Sale page

AND

KOBO.COM

Kobo.com has 500 ebooks under $5.

Kobo Sale

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stay safe, stay well and happy reading

 

Friday 24 November 2023

Free e-books QUICK! Ends NOVEMBER 29TH.

 

 

 
Enter for a chance to win #historicalfiction and #familysaga books from your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors via @BookSweeps, plus a brand-new Kindle Fire! #BookGiveaway https://bit.ly/historical-fiction-nov23 
 
LOTS OF HISTORICAL FICTION AND FAMILY SAGAS 

https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/historical-fiction-nov23/

Thursday 9 November 2023

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 

 FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS for you.

Gardening is so satisfying. From setting the seeds to planting out, I've had a grand day. I'd had to remove cloches, and wrap the tender plants - tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and French beans in plastic protectors - see the photo above! - I do enjoy my home grown vegetables. November now is a changeable month - bloomin' climate change - and we'll have hot days and next week, snow! I was driven inside to write this newsletter by a whopping thunderstorm and hail.

Gardening aside I've found some excellent reads this month, more authors you might like and the Vikings are back. As usual there are several mixed bags of books on offer. The books are mostly free and there might be a few you'd enjoy. 

No deadlines this month, the offers are all for November.

 

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

HISTORICAL FICTION

1

'Blood of Druids'

Britannia AD 61: The Battle of Mona

2

The American Wife series

Epic, heartbreaking and unputdownable World War 2 fiction

Book One

FREE

Book Two

FREE

Book Three

FREE

3

Set in 12th-century Jerusalem, 'Pilgrim' follows the treacherous journey of a German knight and his companions as they return home after seven arduous years battling for God in the Holy Land.

FREE for a REVIEW

4

KINDLE UNLIMITED

Bloodaxe: A Viking historical fiction adventure (Vikings of Norway)

FREE TO READ on KINDLE

VIKING NEWS FROM Åsli & Bakkejord

In other news, I'm nearing the end of 'Home,' which is Book 4 of the Viking Ventures series. If you'd like to be a beta reader for this upcoming release, simply click on the image below. There are 10 chapters ready by now, and I will be adding new chapters (almost) every day going forward.

And if you haven't read it here is:

'Harald Fairhair'

FREE

 

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

1

A Robbery in an English Castle: A fun reading and activity book for Grades 3-5 Kindle Edition

COSTS  $0.91

2

A Disappearance in Paris: A Fun Reading and Language Book for Grades 3-5 Kindle Edition

COSTS $1.94

 

MIXED GENRES

1

Hot Drink, Warm Sweater, and a Great Page-Turner!

65 FREEBIES

2

Friendship Fiction under $5

19 BOOKS

3

Spring Wake-up or Winter Snuggle-in: books to cheer.

8 FREEBIES

4

KINDLE UNLIMITED

Mixed genres

43 BOOKS

5

Can You Keep a Secret?

FREE

32 BOOKS

 

REVIEWS PLEASE

I know - you hate doing reviews but that's how you readers choose a book. Help us authors out please. Just a few words are all that's needed.

Get a free ebook and leave a review

10 REVIEWS please.

 

AUTHORS' NEWSLETTERS

1

Rebecca' Newsletter

'The Map Colourist'

Lovely book, wonderful story, but expensive.

In 1660, Amsterdam is the trading and map-printing capital of the world. Anneke van Brug is one of the colorists paid to enhance black-and-white maps for a growing number of collectors.

NEWSLETTER

2

Mike & Kathleen are gentle friendly people and not pushy. I quite often find something worth reading in their newsletter and have  enjoyed their online literary events, Isn't their newsletter title clever?

LitNuts is a free newsletter which promotes indie books, giveaways, and online literary events. Give LitNuts a try in November and you will automatically be entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! 

LitNuts

3

And on behalf of AUTHOR  colleague, Jill C. Acton:

have a look at her thriller, it's thrilling!

'Blinded Trust: The Au Pair Nightmare'

THRILLER

4

Also on behalf of AUTHOR  colleague, A. J. Faris:

'Don't Look Back: A Psychological Thriller'

Another thrilling thriller to give you goose bumps.

THRILLER

 

Stay safe, stay well and happy reading

p.d.r. lindsay

Writer's Choice for p.d.r. lindsay-salmon author p.d.r. lindsay | 39, Lune street. South Hill, Oamaru
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Thursday 5 October 2023

October Newsletter e-books up to grabs

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OCTOBER NEWSLETTER 

 FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS for you.

How I miss the Japanese sense of service. My café order of tea during the time of hydrangea and iris blooming was served in iris decorated cups with a hydrangea blossom. And I'd sit and contemplate the blossoms. It's a lovely, serene and mind soothing  occasion. Could certainly use some similar occasions as I'm rushing to finish the Japanese Edo period novella amidst government upheaval, Christmas family upheavals and local climate change problems.

This month I've found an author of straight, serious historicals you might enjoy and do give the last three mixed genre offers a glance. The books are mostly free and there might be a few you'd enjoy. 

As always watch the deadlines and don't miss out!

 

OCTOBER BOOKS

HISTORICAL FICTION READS

1.

Historical and literary

BE QUICK

ONLY 2 OR 3 DAYS LEFT.

2,

SINGLE OFFERS

VIKING

FREE

Åsli & Bakkejord

3.

Viking fiction from author Matthew Harffy.

'A Day of Reckoning'
AD 796. Sailing in search of an object of great power, Hunlaf and his comrades are far from home when they are caught up in a violent skirmish against pirates.
New Release full price.

4.

A new release by Ana Brazil: 'The Red-Hot Blues Chanteuse'

Viola is a vaudeville singer in 1919 San Francisco, who gets involved with investigating the murder of her piano player. As she immerses herself into a dangerous situation to try to uncover the murderer, she discovers some things she wishes she hadn't.

Standard price

5.

Check out author Rebecca Harlingue

She has two excellent straight historical novels you might enjoy.

Her Website

6.

MYSTERY THRILLER AND SUSPENSE

Sale - Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

This promotion ends November 5th!

SALE

7.

FREE MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE

This promotion ends October 11th!

URGENT

8.

All Genre Giveaway

Sun, Oct 15th

30 freebies

URGENT  9 DAYS ONLY

9.

Women's Fiction Binge

Thu, Nov 2nd

11 freebies

10.

Overcomers

Bargains and freebies

Wed, Nov 1st

26 NOVELS

 

Stay safe, stay well and happy reading

p.d.r. lindsay

Writer's Choice for p.d.r. lindsay-salmon author p.d.r. lindsay | 39, Lune street. South Hill, Oamaru
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Monday 4 September 2023

SEPTEMBER FREE AND BARGAIN BOOKS

 

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 

 FREE and BARGAIN BOOKS for you.

It's the marvellous migration flight that hummingbirds take which baffles and boggles me. Fragile like the Monarch butterflies, who make a similar migration, they manage to survive to delight us at the feeder.

An early newsletter for you because a couple of the offers finish on the 6th, 15th and 16th of September and I thought the 6th group promotion had some good historical fiction you might enjoy.

As always watch the deadlines and I hope you find something worth reading. Let me know which authors you'd like more books from. I'll see what I can do.

 

SEPTEMBER BOOKS

HISTORICAL FICTION READS

1

Literary, Historical & Book Club Fiction

A giveaway

39 books

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 6

2

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

29 historical novels on sale.

mysterious, crime or adventure,

BARGAIN OFFERS

3

SINGLE COPY

'Blood of the Druids'

AD 61. From the Isle of Mona the mysterious, centuries-old order of the druids have long resisted Roman rule.

FREE

4

ALL GENRES GIVEAWAY

36 freebies

Get these books fast! This promotion ends September 26th!

INTERESTING MIX

5

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

 a general mix  of freebies

It's a real mix of short stories, excerpts and goodness knows what

86 books

if you can't stand Romance ignore this giveaway.

6

MYSTERY THRILLER AND SUSPENSE

DEADLINE Sept 15

90 free books

 

REVIEWS PLEASE

I know a lot of you hate doing reviews but authors need them! Enjoy one of these freebies and just post a few words on Goodreads or wherever you like.

7

BOOKS LOVE REVIEWS

DEADLINE Sept 16th

14 books

8

TALES FROM THE PAST

REVIEWS PLEASE.

11 books

romance creeps in again.

 

Stay safe, stay well and happy reading

p.d.r. lindsay

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