Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Planet iPad Free Book Alert, Tuesday, May 31: Over 500 Kindle Freebies for You! plus … A young adult romance that the "post young adult" crowd likes for the memories, too Mountain Laurel (Today’s Sponsor)

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Likeable characters enliven this romance about a woman who plays a role with a forest ranger to encourage her teen sister to go to college, and finds she's getting more than she than she'd put in her plans.
Mountain Laurel
By Donna Fasano
(Writing As Donna Clayton)
5.0 Stars  -  8 Reviews

Kindle Price:  $0.99
Text-to-Speech:  Enabled
Lending:  Enabled

Here's the set-up:

So what if Laurel Morgan hadn't had a date since the senior prom? If all it would take to convince her teenage sister to consider college was to go on a few dates and have some fun, it was a bet she could beat. And before she could change her mind, sexy forest ranger Michael Walker agreed to play the part of her ardent admirer!

Laurel never expected Michael's acting abilities to be quite so convincing. Whenever her sister was watching, Laurel found herself wrapped in a heady embrace with a passionate kiss on the way. Her captivating cohort promised a performance that would win her the wager, but when the curtain closed, would she lose the only man she would ever love?

This updated and expanded verion of Mountain Laurel is the first title from Donna Clayton's backlist to be made available. More of her romance novels will be coming soon! She also writes romantic comedies under her real name, Donna Fasano.

From the reviewers:

The perfect, page-turning romance to read at the beach, or the mountain cabin, or in my case in a hammock!

I had the pleasure of reading this and I thought it was great, the characters are well developed, and the story has lots of real to life moments the characters were
funny,weird with hang-ups and insecurities just like any one of us.

I loved this book. I read constantly, and I first read the book in print years ago. I've searched for it because I like to reread favorites. This is the kind of story that pulls you in immediately because the characters are so likeable. I enjoyed the mountain setting and the places that made me laugh. Ms Clayton has a real talent for bringing memories of young love and romance back in a clean and heartwarming way.

The characters in this book seemed so real that I found myself wanting to get to know them better!

Donna Fasano (Donna Clayton), author of 32 romance novels, is a best-selling, award-winning writer whose books have sold over 3.5 million copies world wide.

Growing up the third child of five--yes, smack dab in the middle and the only girl to boot--Donna Fasano had no idea she would one day be a published author. Her story-telling talents came to light when she conjured lively and elaborate tales of pure blarney (yes, she has a bit of Irish in her blood) for, first, her youngest brother, and years later, her children.

Donna sold her first manuscript in 1989, and since then has become a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty novels and four audio books. She writes under her own name, Donna Fasano, as well as under the pen name Donna Clayton and is known for her "smooth, polished" writing style and for creating "strong, complex" characters. Reviewers have described her stories as "poignant," "richly textured," "enticing," and "absorbing." The writing process can be extremely engrossing for Donna, so much so that she's missed appointments with dentists and doctors, lunches with friends and family, and once she even forgot her carpool run. Luckily, the people in her life make allowances for this quirk.

Still happily married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown sons who have flown the coop. She and her husband share their home with Jake, a black and white, couch-potato border collie, and Roo, a spotted red and cream Australian cattle dog that looks (and acts) like a wild dingo. Donna's spare time is spent reading, walking the countryside and beach, or trying out new recipes from one of the many cookbooks she has collected over the years. Oh, and one night a week she and her hubby nab some alone time from their busy schedules, enjoying a nice glass of wine and a video--preferably a romantic comedy. Donna also volunteers loads of hours to her small church.

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Romantic Comedy Author D.D. Scott Turns To Crime With A Mystery About Hollywood Hair Stylist Zoey Witherspoon, Who Moonlights As A Private Investigator. Read A Free Sample Of Our eBook Of The Day, Thug Guard , Without Leaving Your Browser!

Here's the set-up for D.D. Scott's Thug Guard, just 99 Cents on Kindle:

Amazon Top-Rated and Bestselling Romantic Comedy Author D. D. Scott is gettin’ “cozy” with all your fave Bootscootin’ Books Characters.with Book One of her new Cozy Cash Mysteries.Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King.

Hollywood Stylist to The Stars Zoey Witherspoon is a wanna-be Stephanie Plum, and to that end, she’s now moonlighting as a badge-toting P.I. But on her way to style one of her infamously diva-esque clients, she discovers her first Dead Guy in a Range Rover parked next to her. And this isn’t just any dead guy. It’s the guy with a Russian mob connection, who her former client, King Bernard McCall, hired to knock her off.

Bond, James Bond-style Double Agent Roman Bellesconi is hell-bent on bringing down Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall. Why? Because (1) that’s his job. But also because (2) he’s got a lot more at stake than job security. If he doesn’t bring down Bernie, his family’s monarchy will be destroyed.

As the dead guys keep piling-up around ‘em, Zoey may be damn sick of Roman’s deep and very dark secrets, but, she’s also convinced that perhaps, like Roman’s been reiterating, it’s only because he’s keeping those secrets that they’re both still alive. 

But is there a way for their cover to be blown, Roman’s secrets thus revealed, and each of ‘em live to tell about it? 

From the reviewers:

“Wow! I loved this...The descriptions are so vivid and colorful it really feels like the reader's going through the same wild rollercoaster ride...It's a funny, sexy, sassy attitude of a read, and I can't wait to get stuck into the next one.” --- Sibel Hodge, author of The Amber Fox Mysteries

“I laughed from page one on...The author has a way with twisting phrases. Bootscootin' was a delight. I'm loading up on her other books. She's a shoe-in for one of my favorite chicklit authors.” --- Barbara Silkstone, author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland Age 42 and Three-Quarters

“Are you ready for a really fun read? I hope so...So sit back and get ready to laugh.” --- Karen Cantwell, author of Take The Monkeys and Run

“…who doesn’t need a laugh? Laugh ‘til you (you fill it in) with D. D. Scott’s BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, and more...” --- Steve Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily

D. D. Scott is a Bestselling Romantic Comedy Author and a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy, plus the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL and the co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, your destination site for Everything E-Publishing.

Her bestselling and Amazon top-rated romantic comedies are all about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them. They're a bit chick lit with a gone-country twist...and now a cozy mystery twist too.

She’s agented, and her Bootscootin’ Books Series - think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy – debuted August 2010, on Amazon’s Kindle and at Smashwords, with BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, followed by STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS and BUCKLES ME BABY. Now, The Bootscootin’ Characters are gettin’ “cozy”...as in Cozy Mystery cozy, with the release of THUG GUARD, Book One of the her new, Cozy Cash Mysteries, featuring all of your fave Bootscootin’ characters plus tons of quirky, new characters too.

D. D.’s busy now writing her next Cozy “Cash” Mystery – LIP GLOCK.

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