Thanks to YOU, my readers, The Grotto's Secret, has won the People's Book Prize 2017 for best fiction!
The 2017 People's Book Prizes were presented at a dinner at Stationers' Hall in London, with Sky News covering the event. Frederick Forsyth, patron of the Prizes, was the guest of honour.
In the image above you can see me on Frederick's left side looking very chuffed with myself! I cannot thank you enough. YOU made this happen! Here's a list of all the winners.
Now, after all the fun and excitement, let's get down to May's book news ...
Yay, it's nearly summer holidays so start planning your summer reading!
We're Giving You 150 Books For Summer
We are very excited to be giving away more than 150 free books. Below is an image of only half of what you will be able to download. Download your summer reading before the end of May!
A long time ago G. Rosemary Ludlow taught school. Her favourite things were teaching children to read and telling them stories – and everything can be a story, she decided.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, flying in helicopters, sailing in boats, walking in the bush and the forest, and taking lots of pictures which she likes to share.
And she’s still telling stories. Such as ... The Crystal Journals Series: A Rare Gift, Pharaoh’s Tomb and Lady Knight, there are many more to come.
Find out more about G. Rosemary Ludlow.
Feral: "Something about lethal, predatory, shifter Luke calls out me. He's my fated mate. It tears me apart, but I must walk away from him to find my blood family. What I hadn't counted on was uncovering secrets about my past. Revelations that change my life forever.
I now face the ultimate test to become Alpha. If I lose, the future of my pack is at stake. Can I overcome the challenge, while winning back the only man I want to be with?"
A standalone paranormal romance sizzling with love, lust, betrayal and shifters. Contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature. This is book 1 of 2 in the main Many Lives Series. This duet is complete with Feral and Taken. Find out more about Laxmi's books.
Or pick up a free book from Laxmi.
Exclusive Book Giveaways
Book Hub has four exclusive book giveways for you this month ....
Do you love reading historical fiction, especially historical romance and historical mystery? We're giving away 5 print copies of Dianne Ascroft's 'The Yankee Years' Books 1-3 Boxset as well as one set of 3 print books by Daisy Styles.
Three tales of espionage, sabotage, rebellion, dancing and romancing. Enter this Historical Fiction Giveaway.
Book Hub is giving away copies of Layla Valentine's steamy full-length billionaire romance Dare, free to subscribers to her reading club!
After plucking up the courage to approach the billionaire owner of her company, Alexis Kyrkos, she's frustrated to see that he doesn't even recognize her, despite the fact she's one of his employees! Desperate to push him, she instead proposes a game of dare, plotting to garner his attention by any means necessary. Enter this Steamy Romantic Giveaway.
If you love reading mystery and paranormal tales, especially spooky ones about ghosts and murder, with lots of hauntings, you'll love this exclusive giveaway by Jordaina Robinson!
We have free copies of Jordaina's Beyond Dead up for grabs. Everyone who downloads the book will be automatically entered into a prize drawer to win all four books in the series! Enter this Spooky Giveaway
Full of chills and smart humor, THE KINGDOM will thrill anyone who loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Garth Ennis’ comic book series Preacher. Enter this Urban Fantasy Thriller Giveaway.
Magic, monsters, quests and romance in a fantasy realm. Magic comes to life in this new fantasy series by Susi Wright.
Susi is giving our readers 20 copies of Lord of Fire. Grab your copy here.
Books for 99c
We have stacks of books on offer at 99c, check them out at Featured 99c Books
The Grotto's Secret: A Historical Conspiracy Thriller for fans of Glenn Cooper, Kate Mosse and James Rollins. A healing herb kept secret for centuries.
A TV show host who stands to lose everything. In 1492, risking her life, Spanish author Ana-María de Carbonela vowed to keep an unknown yet powerful healing herb’s location hidden.
It remained a secret. Until now ...
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The Broken People From God's Land: Just like everyone else in that small, remote and beautiful village, Mohammed lived a simple,happy and peaceful life with his wife and eight children.
They had their own farmlands, goats and water and life was good.
Until a group of strangers appeared in the village one day and everything changed.
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Books Looking For Reviews
Every month a bunch of our authors give away REVIEW COPIES which you can download and read. If you enjoy them, please share the book love with a short review on Amazon. Here's a few more review books we found for you ...
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Beyond Timelight: Have you wondered whether there is an afterlife? Where do we go after death? Is there a judgement day? All this and more is revealed within these pages.
Charles Broyden may be deceased, but he has retained his ambition and remains as ruthless as ever.
He’s been in the Devil’s pocket for the best part of his life, but who’s in charge now — the puppet or the puppeteer? Download Review Copy.
Blood Red Goblet: In Book 4 of the Tudor Queen's Glassmaker Series, Mary Stuart's scheming and plots threaten the life of Queen Elizabeth I.
In Jacob Bell's most perilous role, he is recruited by the Queen's spy catcher, Walsingham, to infiltrate the Duke of Guise's plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I and put the Scots Queen, Mary Stuart on the throne.
At stake, the lives of his wife and son, as well as his own. Download Review Copy.
Birdsong After the Storm: Giving Power to Communities to Speak for Wildlife in International Environmental Governance
As we face the storm of climate change and political upheaval, we are designing a desolate future where the world is monetized and wildness is gone.
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Slither: Elanor of Onyx, enslaved by the dragons who scorched her kin and country, is determined to escape her island prison.
Elanor sees the opportunity she’s been waiting for—a chance to exact her revenge. But when his actions take a surprising twist, Elanor begins to suspect that maybe things are not as they seem.
With a plot brewing against the mainland king, alliances are tested and Elanor discovers a secret that will forever change the way she views the slithering dragons—and herself. Download Review Copy.
A Love Divided: Mary Queen of Scots is on the throne, and the frontier between England and Scotland is a powder-keg.
With more than just the border separating them, Alex and Michael are on opposite sides of an ancient divide, and destined for different paths. But a shared love for horses draws them together and kindles a passion that respects no boundaries, endangering more than just their hearts...
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Readers Review Survey
Thank you to all the readers who entered Our Readers Review Survey! The winner will be announced in June's newsletter so keep watching your inbox in case you're the winner.
Lots of readers have mentioned that they want to give the author a review if they like a book, but often don't know what to say.
Think of it as if you were reviewing a holiday resort or a kitchen appliance. What do you like about the book or didn't like, even if it was that the book finished and you wanted to continue reading! You only need to mention those kinds of things in one or two sentences. In return, the authors will gladly give you a copy. Please see our list of books above looking for reviews. Read, enjoy and review!
Download Free Chapters
How often do you see a new author's book and wish you could read the first few chapters to see if you'd like the book? Well, now you can!
There's more than 50 free chapters to download here.
Books You May Like
"Magic Kingdom" is bright colorful educational magazine for preschool children and children of primary school age. On its pages there are lots of activities for the child’s development: an interesting tale with the beautiful illustrations, educational exercises and activities, a board game, a recipe to cook together with Mum, lessons of the home workshop.
Welcome to the wonderful world of good and wise tales, where everyone can find a pretty princess and naughty king, dwarves and fire-breathing dragons, all-powerful wizards and brave princes.
The Counterfeit Twin: Pressed hard by the museum to recover the documents before their incendiary content becomes public, and suspected by homicide cops of having committed murder in the course of his investigation, Socrates races to protect the museum’s most closely guarded secret and to establish his own innocence.
The Counterfeit Twin marries the suspense of an intricate murder mystery with glimpses into Civil War history, southern plantation slave life, and the strange behavior of modern-day Civil War reenactors.
Heléne must race against time, and dark secrets of the past, to unmask a would-be killer before the kingdom plunges back into war and takes the life of the man she has unexpectedly learned to love.
Courage Resurrected: Ray Courage’s wife Pam died thirteen years before in a car accident. Or did she? Ray’s world is turned upside down when he receives a series of e-mails from someone claiming to be his dead wife, accusing him of attempting to kill her and vowing revenge.
Ray sets out to find the identity of the e-mailer only to discover the circumstances of his wife’s apparent death appear to be all but accidental. In the greatest challenge of his life, Ray must outrun the police and elude those who are out to kill him as he seeks the truth about his wife’s death.Download Here.
Love Bleeds Blue: When single mother Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into a terrorist shooting, things are not as they seem. The love of a far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger.
Her brute courage and loving woman’s heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances. She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover. Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice? Download Free Copy.
Ghost: For most, teenage angst is like a sacred rite of passage into adulthood.
Rebellion is a part of growing up; a cat and mouse game of sneaking around and pushing the limits of independence.
But what happens when that rebellion is fueled by extreme betrayal, years of abuse, spiritual brainwashing, and a final fit of explosive rage? In the case of 16 year old Rick Watkinson, it meant one fateful night that would alter the course of his life forever.
Archer is the sort of boy that things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.
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