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text 2021-06-21 09:41
FREE E-BOOK - East Van Saturday Night

FREE E-BOOK- June 21 – 25

East Van Saturday Night – Short Stories and a Novella

"...adventures were undertaken, friendships were forged, and character was created."

Download your copy now at

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003DS6LEU

 

 

East Vancouver in the '50s and '60s was a low income, blue-collar neighbourhood. Kids grew up with minimum supervision. They left home in the morning, showed up for dinner, and were gone again until "the gun" sounded at 9 p.m. During the time away adventures were undertaken, friendships were forged, and character was created. East Van Rules was not only meant as a challenge, but also a code to live by.

 

These four short stories and novella highlight coming of age events; a ten-year-old playing for the elementary school softball championship, a teenage tough strutting his stuff at the local dance, a hippie youth hitchhiking across Canada during the Summer of Love.

 

Watershed moments told from a perspective that explains why you can take the boy out of East Van, but you'll never take East Van out of the boy.

 

WATCH THE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

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text 2021-06-11 01:53
FREE E-BOOK - SAVING SPIRIT BEAR

FREE E-BOOK

SAVING SPIRIT BEAR – Eco-Warriors Book 1

June 10 – 14, 2021

Download your copy now at

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003DS6LEU

 

What Price Success?

Kimberley James hopes her new assignment will jumpstart her stalled career with a New York corporate relations firm. Her client wants to develop a mega ski resort in northern Canada. Her job is to convince the current owners of the land to sell. With millions of dollars to be made, it seems like a done deal.

Until she runs up against Jonah Baker.

Baker is part owner of a lodge on the land and an ardent environmentalist. He's not about to permit a development that threatens ancient rainforests and the habitat of the rare and endangered Spirit Bear for any price.

Kim begrudgingly respects his principles before profit, but cannot allow a tree-hugging, bear-loving zealot to derail her fast track to success. Jonah admires her determination and worldliness but will fight to the end to stop a materialistic corporate climber from destroying something rare and unique.

Spirit Bear is the first in the stand-alone series ECO-WARRIORS.

 

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"I loved Spirit Bear and was hooked by the second page. Raglin paints spectacular landscapes with his words. His knowledge, work and support of the wilderness made it that much more real. I felt compassion for both the main characters and was very happy the way Raglin ended the story. I really felt the promise of something great. I will be reading the next book immediately."

- FIVE STARS - Reviewed by Bitten by Books

 

"I liked the concept of Spirit Bear. It was unique.. something I haven't read a million times before. I wanted to read it because of the environmental aspects... the conflict between the corporation wanting to build a ski development and Jonah trying to save his family lodge for an eco-tourism location. The descriptions of nature and trees were wonderful. Kimberley's inner struggle between doing what was right for the environment and doing what was right for her career was a great element. Jonah's patience and acceptance of her ... made his character stand out." 

- Reviewed by Tina Gibbons at Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

 

"An exciting read ... I couldn't put it down."

- Lewis Dakin, Goodreads Review

 

"... beautiful description of the landscape and wildlife ... it really is a joy to read it!" - - - - Elspeth, Goodreads Review

 

A strong preservation message with a side of romance

The ecological preservation message underlying the story really resonated with me and Raglin presents it in a way that identifies the problem without preaching. We need more stories like this, which show the real communities, both animal and human, and ecosystems at stake when an area that should be treated with respect and reverence is threatened by overdevelopment.

- Hayleigh Sol - author of Unexpected Find, Book 1 in the Silver Falls Series #books

 

 

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text 2021-05-27 09:29
FREE E-BOOK. The Rocker and the Bird Girl

FREE E-BOOK. MAY 27 & 28, 2021

The Rocker and the Bird Girl.

Book 1 in The Mattie Saunders Series

 

Download your free copy now at

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003DS6LEU

 

 

Meet Mattie Saunders…

Quick-tempered, intolerant, and defensive, Mattie Saunders loves birds, but not so much people. A childhood spent in one foster home after another has made her wary of commitment as evidenced by an absence of close friends and difficulty with intimate relationships. Instead, she's filled her life rescuing and rehabilitating exotic birds people buy as pets and then abandoned.
Experience Mattie's heartaches and happy times as well as personal and professional triumphs and tragedies as she grows from a young adult with a passion for birds to a controversial expert in the field of ornithology.

The Mattie Saunders Series: Romance and action combine with provocative themes for an exciting and entertaining exploration of contemporary culture and issues.

 

The Rocker and the Bird Girl – Book 1

The Saunders Exotic Bird Sanctuary, a not-for-profit rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing establishment for exotic birds people buy as pets and then abandon, is out of money. In an effort to raise some so her birds won't be homeless yet again, owner Mattie Saunders reaches out to Bodine, the lead guitarist of the bad-boy rock band Seditious. She's learned he has a macaw as a pet and since it's obvious he's wealthy she hopes he'll be sympathetic and use some of the money he now spends on his hedonistic lifestyle to help these precious, beautiful creatures. They're hardly birds of a feather, but Mattie's not about to kill the goose if it promises a golden egg.

Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll have taken their toll on Bodine, lead guitarist and songwriter for Seditious, the chart-topping, outrageous rock band. He's just playing the part until something better comes along. The problem is what's better than being a rich and famous rock idol? Certainly not helping some overzealous young woman save exotic birds, even if his best friend is a Blue and Gold Macaw.

 

★★★★  "... a seriously non-traditional love story"
   The Rocker and the Bird Girl … a seriously non-traditional love story. Written by an environmentalist, the novel not only paints a sweet picture of hearts in tune, but offers respect for the breathtaking gift of the colorful birds of the rainforest. Raglin's words caution the reader to study the serious consequences of pet adoption, while creating a heart-warming novella that contains just the right amount of romance.
   - Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

 

Download your free copy now at

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003DS6LEU


 

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review 2021-03-19 06:10
Recenzja: „Skąd się biorą Holendrzy”, czyli nieoczywisty przewodnik

„Skąd się biorą Holendrzy” Bena Coatesa to trochę nietypowy przewodnik po poszukiwaniu tożsamości, przeszłości i teraźniejszości Holandii. Sama konstrukcja książki jest dość tradycyjna, bo opiera się na relacjach z podróży, które są pretekstem do snucia opowieści zarówno na temat odwiedzanych miejsc jak i bardziej osobistych wrażeń autora czy jego prób zrozumienia historii kraju. Podróże są różnorodne, mniejsze i większe. Obejmują swoim zasięgiem na przykład jedno muzeum (Rijskmuseum) czy kilka pobliskich miast. Podobnie różnorodne są wrażenia narratora i odwołania historyczne.

 

Ciekawe, że mój najlepszy zakup w Holandii (paragon pod czytnikiem) jest też na okładce książki :)

  

Pomimo tradycyjnej, „podróżniczej” w charakterze konstrukcji książki, zawiera ona w sobie pewien powiew świeżości. Tak to bywa, gdy obcokrajowiec stara się wniknąć w realia swojej nowej, przybranej ojczyzny. Przy okazji pojawiają się także odwołania do brytyjskiej codzienności, znanej dobrze autorowi z racji urodzenia.

 

Autor - Anglik - wspomina raz po raz angielskie powiązania z historią Holandii. Ja bym raczej wskazał polskie :) Na zdjęciu: poniemiecki czołg podarowany mieszkańcom Bredy przez wyzwolicieli miasta - 1 Dywizję Pancerną (PSZ) gen. Maczka (Breda, Holandia 2015 r.)

 

W dość swobodnie snutej opowieści pojawiają się też czasem nieścisłości czy błędy, ale tym bardziej można wtedy docenić pracę tłumaczki, redaktorki czy nawet powołanego przez redakcję konsultanta merytorycznego. Nieścisłości, do których bym się przyczepił (lub nie, bo ich nie wyłapałem), zostały skorygowane przez zespół czuwający nad polskim wydaniem. Od razu widać dbałość Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego o swoje publikacje. Obraz wzorowego wydawcy burzy trochę przygotowanie samego e-booka. Napotkałem w nim kilkanaście drobnych błędów składu. Na szczęście były to tylko nadmiarowe znaki podziału wyrazów czy brakujące spacje. Ale jednak fajnie, gdyby i tego nie było.

 

Praca rąk ludzkich w rolnictwie i gospodarce wodnej od wieków kształtowała holenderski krajobraz (Adorp, Holandia 2015 r.)

 

Książkę czyta się bardzo dobrze. Szczególnie jeśli przy okazji można powspominać własne pobyty w Holandii. Jedyne co mi przeszkadzało, to zdecydowanie rozwlekłe ględzenie o piłce nożnej. Choć dla innych akurat ta część o słynnym „futbolu totalnym” może być bardziej wartościowa. W każdym razie „Skąd się biorą Holendrzy” to lektura warta polecenia każdemu, kto interesuje się Holandią, chce lepiej zrozumieć kraj i ludzi, a niekoniecznie ma siłę by podejmować jakieś bardzo zaawansowane studia na ten temat. Ben Coates już to zrobił i zgrabnie przedstawił w recenzowanej książce.

 

Ben Coates „Skąd się biorą Holendrzy”

 

Recenzowanego e-booka „Skąd się biorą Holendrzy” Bena Coatesa, można kupić m.in. w księgarni Ebookpoint.

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text 2021-02-06 08:10
99c SALE - The Locker Room

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THE LOCKER ROOM

by Meghan Quinn

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

ON SALE- 99 CENTS - FOR A LIMITED TIME

 

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Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room? If you haven't, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

 

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers. But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included. So when the girl I've fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it's time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

 

The only question is, will she accept?

 

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On sale for a LIMITED TIME!

 

Get your copy now:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3fKVBvV

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3fSdd9f

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/31wiNIU

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/31CbvDD

 

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Connect with Meghan:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormeghanquinn/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn

Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x

 

 

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