Saturday, May 7, 2011

Planet iPad Free Book Alert, Saturday, May 7: You’ll Love What’s Free Today on Kindle: THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED FIVE GREAT MOVIES! plus …A darker Mother's Day novel about a pregnant teen's struggles and a plot to steal her baby, Tamara's Child (Today’s Sponsor)

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson! Today it’s a treat to share — totally free on Kindle — the books behind The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, A Passage to India, Shoeless Joe, and Dr. Strangelove, and brand new RosettaBooks freebies that sit atop today's latest additions to our 300+ Kindle Free Book Alert listings….
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Based on his work with at-risk teens, the author tells the story of a pregnant teen's love for her baby and a battle against a world which includes a scheme to steal the baby from her.

By B K Mayo
5.0 Stars  -  12 Reviews

Kindle Price:  $2.99
Text-to-Speech:  Enabled
Lending:  Enabled

Here's the set-up:

This award-winning novel is a captivating and profoundly relevant story about the struggles of a homeless pregnant teenager, set against a backdrop of murder and deceit. The novel was named a finalist in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards. Midwest Book Review says, "Tamara’s Child is a thought provoking and heart string jerking tale that should not be passed up.”

Tamara Ames is sixteen years old, pregnant, and on her own when she arrives in the small lumber town of Fir Valley, Oregon, determined to make a new and better life for herself and her child. And when she falls victim to a diabolical scheme to steal her newborn baby from her, she is not about to give her child up without a fight, even if she has to take on the wealthiest and most powerful family in the county. 

But is Tamara fighting against her child's own best interests? Only she can decide. And it's a decision that she--and her child--will have to live with for the rest of their lives.

In "Tamara's Child," B K Mayo weaves from sensuous detail a storyline as gritty and complex as life itself. Loss, treachery, greed, even murder play roles in this riveting tale. But in the end, it is the redemptive value of unconditional love that drives the pivotal action of the novel. 

One part suspense, one part drama, and wholly satisfying, "Tamara's Child" plumbs the psyche of a dynamic cast of characters, some motivated by self-interest, some by self-sacrifice, some by self-doubt, but all clinging to the hope that they can ultimately wring from life the happiness and fulfillment that has thus far been denied them.

From the Reviewers:

A thought provoking and heart string jerking tale that should not be passed up--Midwest Book Review

“It took me less than 24 hours to read this book because I couldn’t put it down.”
—Tricia Dias, Douglas County News

Deliciously Suspenseful

Be prepared to set aside the time to read this book!

Gripping Read

Suspenseful; it is hard to believe its fiction

I didn't want to put this book down

On his way to becoming a writer, B K Mayo worked as a door-to-door salesman, a college bookstore manager, an IRS tax auditor, a park caretaker, a school bus driver, a library aide, a special education teacher, and a high school detention room supervisor. His first novel, Tamara's Child, inspired by his experiences working with at-risk youth, was named a finalist in the Popular Fiction category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Click here to download Tamara's Child (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

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