Title: Book of Mercy
Author: Sherry Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
FREE on Kindle Friday, May 24
Blurb: A town banning books.
One woman stands against the censors–and she can’t read. Can she win?
There’s more worth fighting for than you can ever imagine.
Title: You Can’t Shatter Me
Author: Tahlia Newland
Genre: YA Magical Realism
FREE on Kindle Friday, May 31
Blurb: This book has received the B.R.A.G.MedallionTM and the Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence in fiction.
When superhero wanna-be, Carly, stands up to a bully, he turns on her, forcing her to battle cutting words, flying hooks, a doubt dragon and a suffocating closet. Her karate-trained boyfriend, Dylan’s desire to stop the harassment sets off a struggle to control his inner caveman. Meanwhile, Carly searches for a non violent solution.
This heart-warming magical realism story offers real solutions for handling bullying that will inspire and empower teens and adults alike.
Title: The Wedding Shroud
Author: Elisabeth Storrs
Genre: Historical Romance
Just $.99 on Kindle Until June 2
Blurb:‘All the drama and sensuality of an historical romance, plus a sensitivity to the realities of life in a very different time and world…’ Ursula Le Guin
In 406 BC, to seal a tenuous truce, the young Roman Caecilia is wedded to Vel Mastarna, an Etruscan nobleman from the city of Veii. The fledgling Republic lies only twelve miles across the Tiber from its neighbour, but the cities are from opposing worlds so different are their customs and beliefs. Leaving behind a righteous Rome, Caecilia is determined to remain true to Roman virtues while living among the sinful Etruscans. Instead she finds herself tempted by a hedonistic culture which offers pleasure and independence to women as well as an ancient religion that gives her a chance to delay her destiny. Yet Mastarna and his people also hold dark secrets and, as war looms, Caecilia discovers that Fate is not so easy to control and that she must finally choose where her allegiance lies.
Exploring themes of sexuality, destiny versus self-determination and tolerance versus prejudice, The Wedding Shroud is historical fiction at its best which vividly brings Ancient Rome and Etruria to life while accenting the lives of women in ancient history.
The Wedding Shroud was judged runner-up in the 2012 international Sharp Writ Book Awards in general fiction.