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$FREE on 12/4/2019 – Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 by Barbara Roman

Where do light bulbs go when they burn out? Do they stay dead forever? Or can they be regenerated to live a brand new life with a brand new purpose? If they’re lucky they go to Star Factory 13 to become glorious stars in the sky…after they pass a rigorous test of their personality given by Carelia the Light Goddess, that is.

But how in the world did 10-year-old Alicia get to Star Factory 13? All she did was go shopping in Walker’s Department Store with Mother to buy a new lamp for her bedroom. Could there really have been some magic in that department store Christmas tree? Or perhaps it was the ride in the elevator with the Golden Door that did it. The elevator button said “Press Me” and Alicia willingly obliged.

Up she rode to the 13th floor to find an assortment of wise-cracking light bulb people, all with distinct personalities, each coming from sad, silly or desperate situations, all hoping to take their rightful place in the heavens.

Alicia and the Light Bulb People is an enchanting tale of friendship, courage, and realizing your star potential through the magic of believing!

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$0.99 on 10/26/2019 – Phases by P.S. Winn

The full moon can create havoc. For George, the changes put his humanity at risk. He's a nice guy and even when his back is hairy he would give you the shirt off it. When his wife dies, George needs help during that strange phase when the moon is full. The tale wraps horror, humor and humanity in a twisted tale,

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$0.99 on 8/31/2019 – Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 by Barbara Roman

Where do light bulbs go when they burn out? Do they stay dead forever? Or can they be regenerated to live a brand new life with a brand new purpose? If they’re lucky they go to Star Factory 13 to become glorious stars in the sky…after they pass a rigorous test of their personality given by Carelia the Light Goddess, that is.

But how in the world did 10-year-old Alicia get to Star Factory 13? All she did was go shopping in Walker’s Department Store with Mother to buy a new lamp for her bedroom. Could there really have been some magic in that department store Christmas tree? Or perhaps it was the ride in the elevator with the Golden Door that did it. The elevator button said “Press Me” and Alicia willingly obliged.

Up she rode to the 13th floor to find an assortment of wise-cracking light bulb people, all with distinct personalities, each coming from sad, silly or desperate situations, all hoping to take their rightful place in the heavens.

Alicia and the Light Bulb People is an enchanting tale of friendship, courage, and realizing your star potential through the magic of believing!

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$FREE on 7/28/2019 – Ronan’s Dinosaur by Nadishka Aloysius

Do you love DINOSAURS? Do you wish you could actually meet one? Go on a journey of discovery to an exotic place and share the joys and fears of a young boy who was lucky enough to do just that…

Ronan is dealing with a crisis. He and his parents have just moved into an old mansion to look after his Grandmother who requires assistance. Ronan is very introverted and anxious about anything new and even refuses to venture into the overgrown garden.
Everything changes when he makes an unexpected friend – a dinosaur. Scoot introduces the young boy to new experiences, new adventures, and new friends (including an Archaeopteryx) and helps him gain some self-confidence. However, all good things must come to an end…and more change and upheaval are on the way…

Moving home, the illness of a loved one, loneliness can all lead to childhood anxiety. This chapter book shows that help can come from the most surprising of places, and all you really need is FAMILY and FRIENDSHIP to overcome your problems.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 7/28/2019 at the following retailers:

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$FREE on 5/10/2019 – Whatever It Takes by Lindsey Pogue

Stay busy. Stay focused. Sam’s plan to keep the past behind her was simple. But summertime, it would seem, has something else in store.

Born and raised in the quaint mountain town of Saratoga Falls, where everyone knows everything, Samantha struggles to escape the harrowing night that changed her life three years ago. While she finds solace in the hard work that keeps her father’s ranch afloat, her guilt and heartbreak makes it impossible to completely move on or to forget. But when Sam’s past comes rumbling back in a lifted, cherry-red pick-up truck, it’s all Sam can do to keep her wits about her. A heatwave, a pair of familiar blue eyes, and a camping trip with friends will leave her questioning everything she’s become in the wake of the most horrific night of her life.

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$0.99 on 4/16/2019 – Petscapade (Mystery Book Club) by Nadishka Aloysius

A missing cat… Irate neighbours… Curious young investigators… If you love mystery stories in exotic settings, with a cast of vividly painted characters, and a twist at the end you will NEVER see coming… then this is for YOU…

Five friends form the Mystery Book Club. However, what starts as a fun Saturday afternoon meet-up, soon develops into an investigation. Someone is stealing cats in the neighbourhood. Guided by the books they love, the friends search for the culprit. Will they be able to stay out of trouble? Will they catch the thief before he strikes again?

Written in homage to the Enid Blyton mystery books, this story is set in Sri Lanka. It is a coming of age tale, and the youngsters learn to travel through an adult world of prejudice and social norms as they attempt to solve the mystery. This will also appeal to lovers of cozy mysteries and herald a new era of amateur sleuths. So arm yourself with your favourite mystery books, and get ready to knock on neighbours' doors, as you hunt down a wily thief with these new friends…

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $0.99 (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 4/16/2019 at the following retailers:

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$FREE on 2/27/2019 – Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 by Barbara Roman

Where do light bulbs go when they burn out? Do they stay dead forever? Or can they be regenerated to live a brand new life with a brand new purpose? If they’re lucky they go to Star Factory 13 to become glorious stars in the sky…after they pass a rigorous test of their personality given by Carelia the Light Goddess, that is. But how in the world did 10-year-old Alicia get to Star Factory 13? All she did was go shopping in Walker’s Department Store with Mother to buy a new lamp for her bedroom. Could there really have been some magic in that department store Christmas tree? Or perhaps it was the ride in the elevator with the Golden Door that did it. The elevator button said “Press Me” and Alicia willingly obliged. Up she rode to the 13th floor to find an assortment of wise-cracking light bulb people, all with distinct personalities, each coming from sad, silly or desperate situations, all hoping to take their rightful place in the heavens. Alicia and the Light Bulb People is an enchanting tale of friendship, courage, and realizing your star potential through the magic of believing!

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 2/27/2019 at the following retailers:

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$FREE on 2/22/2019 – Step Into Magic by Day Leitao

Not special. Not chosen. But she's got magical shoes.
14-year old Karina doesn't know what she wants, but knows what she's found–fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors. When a princess invites her to go to Whyland, of course she accepts. There's that little “let's destroy the shoes” detail she's not crazy about, but hey, free trip. Alternate world. Got it?

Perhaps not. Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn't understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she'd better save herself–if she figures out how.

To make matters worse, as much as the princess is fierce, determined, and brave, she'll jeopardize everything just to reconnect with her boyfriend, almost boyfriend, or whatever. And that might just be their doom.

Step into Magic is a fun YA portal fantasy adventure. If you like books with friendships between girls, subtle romance, and some mystery, you've found your book.

The Author / Publisher advised that this title was available for $FREE (or local equivalent), discounted from $2.99 on 2/22/2019 at the following retailers:

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$FREE on 12/6/2018 – Ronan’s Dinosaur (A Heartwarming Tale of Family and Friendship) by Nadishka Aloysius

*** #4 Top Free children's Dinosaur books in October 2018!!! ***

Ronan is a young boy who is dealing with a crisis. He and his parents have just moved into his Grandmother's house to look after the sick old lady. The ramshackle old house and garden also pose a problem as Ronan is very introverted and anxious about anything new and even refuses to venture into the garden.
Everything changes when Ronan makes an unexpected friend – a dinosaur. Scoot introduces the young boy to new experiences and helps him gain some self confidence. However all good things must come to an end…and more change and upheaval are on the way…

GOODREADS Review (Julia Keizer)
I was contacted by the author to do this book review and was thrilled to do it.

The concept of anxiety and facing fears is excellently portrayed. Young Ronan has moved to a new place because his parents have to look after his grandmother. In this new and strange home is a fantastic garden waiting for a child to explore the area. His first fear he must overcome is facing the unknown in the overgrown garden. Once he becomes comfortable in his new play area, with a little help from his mom, a strange creature makes itself known to Ronan and many adventures await.

Through many different obstacles Ronan learns to defeat his fears. He learns that change is OK and is needed sometimes but if you remember the good times then the bad is much easier to overcome.

This book would be excellent for parents wanting to help a child overcome some anxieties at a young age. The author understand anxiety and that it isn't just something that you can say “Hey, I'm scared for a silly reason, and I just have to get over it” It takes time and patience and sometimes help from others around you.

It is based in Sri Lanka, and gives it a majestic feel. It would be good for any child going through anxiety and fears and would be something they would want to reread. Small children could relate easily and they would be able to understand the simple language used.

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$0.99 on 9/21/2018 – What’s it gonna be? by Cassandra Piat

Lucy – quirky, scatter-brained and witty – is in a rut. Matt, her boyfriend of four years, is terrified of the ”M” word and refuses to talk about tying the knot. Her job is about as exciting as shaving her legs and she feels like she's going nowhere fast. So she decides to shake things up a bit and before she knows it she finds herself waking up next to a stranger, going on a blind date, meeting a gorgeous Englishman and getting her very own creepy love-struck stalker!

But despite all this, it's harder than she thought to get Matt out of her head…

Luckily she has her friends to distract her with problems of their own.

Vic, her eccentric childhood friend, thinks that her husband is playing away and wants Lucy to help her catch him red-handed.

Olivia, her colleague and best friend, has met a mysterious Frenchman on an internet dating site and isn't sure if she should run off to Paris to meet him, or run for the hills?

Filled with fun, humour and a cast of zany characters, What's it gonna be? is a wonderful, sincere and light-hearted tale of friendship, growth and love – with a lovely touch of Mauritius…

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