Friday, July 12, 2013

Raffle Bundles 13-15


In our fifth post, we present more books involved in the raffle for Authors For Oklahoma. This benefit is for the American Red Cross as it assists those affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Look these three sets of books and ebooks over, and at the end, read our section on the Crowdrise link for further instructions on how the raffle works.



Book Set #13

Various Writers, Not Your Mother’s Book... On Dogs
Anthology, paperback

Who let the dogs out?! Watch out! The dogs are loose and in rare form in this very funny and endearing anthology about our canine friends. We are dog people. While some many think we’re a bit off our rockers—especially them cat people—we don’t give a hoot. Our fur kids are our babies, our children. They are our trusted companions. They ask for nothing in return. They shower us with their loyalty and love. Inside, you’ll read puppy-dog antics and silly-canine adventures, with a surprise or two thrown in, all of which will make you very happy the dogs are running free on the pages of this wonderful book. 


Norma Beishir, Angels At Midnight
Suspense-thriller, ebook

Ashley Hollister's fairy-tale world fell apart when she lost custody of her only child. Collin Deverell's vast inheritance was all but destroyed by his devious twin brother. Together, Ashley and Collin vowed to reclaim what was rightfully theirs.

Sherry Ellis, That Baby Woke Me Up, Again!
Children, paperback

That Baby Woke Me Up, Again! is for all those bleary-eyed families who sincerely believe that they will never again enjoy a full night of sleep. Seen through the eyes of an exhausted sibling, this book is guaranteed to bring a smile to even the most fatigued members of a sleep-deprived household. Can you count the number of nights you slept after you baby was born? Do you remember--or are you now suffering through--the cries that can mean anything from Change me now, to I'm hungry, to Time to come in and play with me? In Sherry Ellis' That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, there's no question about who's the head of the household. It's the baby! The little darling who was born with feed-and-play-on-demand talents is making his message clear: I want you...and I want you now!

Sherry Ellis, That Mama Is A Grouch

Children, paperback

In Sherry Ellis' delightful book, That Mama is a Grouch, children from age 3-7 will quickly learn that clutter-caused tension in a home can be avoided. In this story, Mama is having a bit of a tantrum over the mess, and the narrator, a precocious child indeed, soon understands all too well. Toys are strewn about as obstacles that can cause falls and short tempers. Mama is tired-tired-tired of cleaning up this constant clutter. In a voice as wise as it is adorable, the narrator reminds children that parents are human, with feelings and moods. At the same time, parents are reminded that children are, well, children!

Lori R. Lopez, The Fairy Fly
Fantasy- children’s literature, ebook

A Black Widow queen, a big bad Wolf Spider, and a Hit-Mantis are but a few of the obstacles for a spunky little spider who must find his way home through a strange land of giants in this witty fairytale fantasy for kids and adults. Transported out of his element into a realm of dangers and foes, Spider is aided by the insects and arachnids he befriends, but only he can see the Fairy Fly. Is she real or imagined? This whimsical novel about finding oneself while feeling small in a big world takes a step back and several steps downward to peep at humanity from below. At the same time, the story is an allegory of the human condition: life and death matters, war and peace, our everyday struggles on a tiny scale. Part humorous, part philosophical, at times poetic . . . it celebrates a love for animals, books and words. View the planet from a different angle as you take a spiderwalk through the door to adventure.

Alan Jankowski, I Often Wonder
Poetry, paperback

All of the short stories and most of the poems included in this volume have been published before, mostly online, though the majority of the stories will have appeared in print in various journals and anthologies by the time you read this. When I first started writing stories, and poems shortly after-wards, back in 2009, the last thing on my mind was getting anything published. It was something I did for fun, and found pleasure in. I was not until late 2010 when I had over a hundred stories and poems that the idea of getting anything published even occurred to me. Although since then, I’ve been published in various journals and anthologies, this is the first book of my own.

K. Blake Cash, Surviving: How We Loved Through Pancreatic Cancer
Memoir, paperback

"Emma was still channeling Rocky Balboa, talking about how she was going to beat cancer. She defined survival as completely defeating the disease. I defined survival as weathering the storm with grace. She was so strong, surviving on the force of her will. But her body wasn't cooperating, no matter how hard her spirit fought." Surviving is the story of one couple's journey with cancer, from diagnosis to death, written by the surviving member of that couple, K.Blake Cash.



Book Set #14

Nick Davis and Dan Nokes, A Teddy Bear Tale
Children, paperback

The humble Teddy Bear has been protecting the innocent since 1902… We all remember that special stuffed animal we had as a child, the one that we couldn’t leave home without. Now you can pass those cherished memories onto your little ones with this wonderful tale of adventure and whimsy about a child’s teddy bear, Tristan, who defends his child while he sleeps from the monsters under the bed. A Teddy Bear Tale is the story of Tristan the Teddy Bear and his last night of guarding his child from the Monsters under the Bed. On this final night the Monsters under the bed are unleashed by the wicked Bogeyman and Tristan must defend his child from the Kobolds, the Goblins, No Names and No Noses, the Slobbering Slobs, the Knockers, Blighters and Silly Buggers, Blue Skins with bald heads and a Dust Dragon with razor sharp teeth. With his child's innocence at stake Tristan must find a way to defeat them all and stop the Bogeyman from claiming his child. A Teddy Bear Tale an illustrated children’s book written by Nick Davis with a nod towards the wonderfully dark gleeful style of Roald Dahl and is illustrated by Maryland Indie Artist Dan Nokes with beautiful full color ink illustrations. A wonderful gift for your child and Teddy Bear lovers alike.

Nick Davis And Dan Nokes, Teddy Bear Tales II
Children, paperback

This is the second Teddy Bear Tales book and it is a fully illustrated all ages tale of imagination and wonder that continues the story of our Heroic Teddy Bear Tristan as he protects his child from the Monsters in the night. After defeating the Monsters under the Bed and the Bogeyman. Tristan begins his long sleep in the attic waiting patiently for his boy to return to him. He sleeps dreaming of past imagination adventures until he is woken by a slightly nutty plushy Bunny called Wilma, the once cuddly toy of the Tristan’s Boy’s sister. She is introduces him to a Boggle, a curious creature that repairs broken and discarded toys to pass on to other children who deserve them. Together they ask Tristan for his help to ward off a Giant Green Headed Monster that is stealing all the toys and is after the secret Boggle Toy Train. Of course our heroic Teddy Bear agrees to help and with Wilma they set off in the Golden Goose, a bright yellow cardboard plane that his boy built for him. Now all our companions need to do is get onboard the Toy Train before the Green Headed Monster and his Minions capture it.

Sherry Ellis, That Baby Woke Me Up, Again!
Children, paperback

That Baby Woke Me Up, Again! is for all those bleary-eyed families who sincerely believe that they will never again enjoy a full night of sleep. Seen through the eyes of an exhausted sibling, this book is guaranteed to bring a smile to even the most fatigued members of a sleep-deprived household. Can you count the number of nights you slept after you baby was born? Do you remember--or are you now suffering through--the cries that can mean anything from Change me now, to I'm hungry, to Time to come in and play with me? In Sherry Ellis' That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, there's no question about who's the head of the household. It's the baby! The little darling who was born with feed-and-play-on-demand talents is making his message clear: I want you...and I want you now!

Sherry Ellis, That Mama Is A Grouch

Children, paperback

In Sherry Ellis' delightful book, That Mama is a Grouch, children from age 3-7 will quickly learn that clutter-caused tension in a home can be avoided. In this story, Mama is having a bit of a tantrum over the mess, and the narrator, a precocious child indeed, soon understands all too well. Toys are strewn about as obstacles that can cause falls and short tempers. Mama is tired-tired-tired of cleaning up this constant clutter. In a voice as wise as it is adorable, the narrator reminds children that parents are human, with feelings and moods. At the same time, parents are reminded that children are, well, children!

Lori R. Lopez, The Fairy Fly
Fantasy- children’s literature, ebook

A Black Widow queen, a big bad Wolf Spider, and a Hit-Mantis are but a few of the obstacles for a spunky little spider who must find his way home through a strange land of giants in this witty fairytale fantasy for kids and adults. Transported out of his element into a realm of dangers and foes, Spider is aided by the insects and arachnids he befriends, but only he can see the Fairy Fly. Is she real or imagined? This whimsical novel about finding oneself while feeling small in a big world takes a step back and several steps downward to peep at humanity from below. At the same time, the story is an allegory of the human condition: life and death matters, war and peace, our everyday struggles on a tiny scale. Part humorous, part philosophical, at times poetic . . . it celebrates a love for animals, books and words. View the planet from a different angle as you take a spiderwalk through the door to adventure.

K. Blake Cash, Surviving: How We Loved Through Pancreatic Cancer
Memoir, paperback

"Emma was still channeling Rocky Balboa, talking about how she was going to beat cancer. She defined survival as completely defeating the disease. I defined survival as weathering the storm with grace. She was so strong, surviving on the force of her will. But her body wasn't cooperating, no matter how hard her spirit fought." Surviving is the story of one couple's journey with cancer, from diagnosis to death, written by the surviving member of that couple, K.Blake Cash.

Norma Beishir and Collin Beishir, Chasing The Wind
Supernatural-thriller, ebook

Who is Connor Mackenzie? Is he the result of an experiment that should never have been undertaken…or is he the prophet foretold by an ancient text discovered in the Sinai wilderness? Around the globe, children are being abducted. All of them are between the ages of five and six, all conceived by in vitro fertilization, and all extraordinarily gifted. In the Sinai, archaeologist Lynne Raven searches for proof of the Exodus and finds a papyrus proclaiming the emergence of a prophet sent to defeat the darkness that threatens to consume the world. In London, a powerful cartel manipulates politicians and industrialists and controls a think tank with an unthinkable agenda. One thing connects them all: the truth about Connor Mackenzie.




Book Set #15

Barry Parham, Why I Hate Straws: An Offbeat View Of An Offbeat World
Comedy, ebook

Online author Barry Parham unleashes his first bound collection of humor, satire, and indignations. His perorations poke into family, dating, politics, culture, nature, good and bad decisions, and ferrets. Includes the award-winning story, "Driving Miss Conception" (Writer's Circle, November 2009). "Speaking as someone with the same name as a well-known humorist: This book should be required reading for all Earthlings. And politicians, too." Dave Xavier Barry "Speaking as someone with the same name as a well-known novelist: No question. Something in this book is guaranteed to insult somebody." Stephen Xavier King "Please read my book, else my Mom will want her typewriter back." Barry Xavier Parham

Norma Beishir, Final Hours
Thriller-science fiction, ebook

If you knew your life would end in thirty-six hours, how would you spend it? Jamie Randall is a man who had everything...or so he thought. He's not only face-to-face with his own mortality, but with all the mistakes he's ever made...and what they've cost him....

Lori R. Lopez, The Fairy Fly
Fantasy- children’s literature, ebook

A Black Widow queen, a big bad Wolf Spider, and a Hit-Mantis are but a few of the obstacles for a spunky little spider who must find his way home through a strange land of giants in this witty fairytale fantasy for kids and adults. Transported out of his element into a realm of dangers and foes, Spider is aided by the insects and arachnids he befriends, but only he can see the Fairy Fly. Is she real or imagined? This whimsical novel about finding oneself while feeling small in a big world takes a step back and several steps downward to peep at humanity from below. At the same time, the story is an allegory of the human condition: life and death matters, war and peace, our everyday struggles on a tiny scale. Part humorous, part philosophical, at times poetic . . . it celebrates a love for animals, books and words. View the planet from a different angle as you take a spiderwalk through the door to adventure.

Dan Nokes, Adam and Eve: Bizarre Love Triangle In The Post Zombie Apocalypse
Graphic Novel, paperback

From the Producers of the Paranormals and the Pistoleers comes a tale of a boy, his genetically enhanced laboratory dog and his surly sentient land scooter out in search for true love and romance in the Undead Wasteland. Find out what happens to Adam, Schafer, G.R.O.U.C.H.O., Packrat and Prudence as they make their way to the woman of Adam’s dreams.  But will they get there, what waits for them on the way, is Eve all Adam dreams of, and what about zombie ex-girlfriend Lilith???  

K. Blake Cash, Surviving: How We Loved Through Pancreatic Cancer
Memoir, paperback

"Emma was still channeling Rocky Balboa, talking about how she was going to beat cancer. She defined survival as completely defeating the disease. I defined survival as weathering the storm with grace. She was so strong, surviving on the force of her will. But her body wasn't cooperating, no matter how hard her spirit fought." Surviving is the story of one couple's journey with cancer, from diagnosis to death, written by the surviving member of that couple, K.Blake Cash.

Lucy Pireel, Bound
Erotica, ebook

A young, successful woman finds herself attracted to a man who is known for his promiscuity. She has no idea he wishes to play with her the way she wants him to. While working together, they become closer. When she dares to reveal her wishes, he only only asks her if she's ready to say 'please'.  After she does, the games begin. But where will they end?

Lucy Pireel, Red Gone Bad
Short stories, adult fairy tales, ebook

Once upon a time ... Little Red Riding Hood took matters in her own hands And the miller's daughter struck a flawed deal with Rumpelstiltsken In these--and two more--twisted fairy tales there are no happy endings and you'll find out those heroines are not what you might expect from them. Parents, read them but let the children keep their dreams.


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This is a giveaway for 10 dollar donations to The American Red Cross, for Moore Oklahoma.
This will run through to July 22nd. One can make as many donations as they wish since your names will be drawn at the end. We also ask that you let us know what bundle or bundles you are interested in along with your email address. Also, please make your donation in the Crowdrise link before the comment boxes. This lets us know immediately that you’ve made your donation.




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