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Sold my kindle paperwhite now how do i turn it off?

30 October 2014 15:35 (GMT)

Sold my kindle paperwhite now how do i turn it off while on the language selection screen (have reset it of course). Don't really think it should be on during transport.

Thanks Sylar.

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Alana Woods' book reviews: Sky City: The Rise of an Orphan by RD Hale

30 October 2014 06:11 (GMT)

SKY CITY: THE RISE OF AN ORPHAN is a coming-of-age story about 16 year old Arturo Basilides, a street-smart orphan with a sassy mouth and engaging personality living at the bottom level of society in a savagely-ruled post-apocalyptic world that has a lot of similarities to Earth. The story is told in first person point of view by Arturo, who lives with his sister and friends he considers to be family in a disused warehouse on the outer fringes of society in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s an unqualified attention-grabber!

By the book’s end it’s obvious Arturo’s been a pretty gutsy kid from the moment he entered the world.  Set against a background of controlling overlords, gangsterish rebels and the uncaring upper-crust of society Arturo must find a way to keep his family safe while coming to terms with the important role he seems destined to play in the rebel movement and the added complication of his overwhelming but probably unrequited love for one of his inner circle.

I wonder if the author is planning more for Arturo, given there were several questions left unresolved. Or perhaps he has deliberately left some things for the reader to surmise.

I enjoyed this book immensely. The story and characters are nicely developed. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions, which are sharp to the point of drawing blood. And let’s not forget the completely natural dialogue—a talent beyond many authors but one that RD Hale has nailed.

Hale is an author to watch. He has a crystalline quality to his storytelling, the descriptions are sharp and the characterisation is subtle yet powerful.

It’s not often I read a book that requires my absolute undivided attention. This is one of them. The author’s voice is compelling, and exactly right for the telling of this cyberpunk saga.

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Happy Halloween

24 October 2014 08:34 (GMT)

A collaboration of Ava Michaels, Chris Bailey, Nav Logan and Rick Haynes, with a cameo from Ken Magee, brings you an adult tale to celebrate Halloween.
Released today 24th October 2014
All Hallows' eve produced a run of the mill call for the local police station; a house party was violating the noise ordinance. Not surprising for on duty police officer, Cole Fitzgerald considering the rowdy nature of this time of year. 
Not much challenged Lieutenant Fitzgerald's resolve, that is, until he stumbles upon something that is undefinable and haunting to a profound degree. A dark disturbance that burrows into his depths and festers until it edges its way under every inch of his skin. 

Colliding suspects rip up the night in utter pandemonium: 
Nikolai Kairos, a biting personality, attempts to juggle hosting duties while dealing with his own lustful troubles. 

Hector, the faithful manservant strives to remain obedient to his duties amidst chaos until his heart takes control, a dangerous detour. 

Hump, the deformed beast roams the party, hunting endlessly for his next toxic conquest. 

These are just a few of the beings that challenge the Lieutenant's perception of just what lurks in the dark. 

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The Christmas Puzzle by Cecilia Peartree

20 October 2014 22:14 (GMT)

The Christmas Puzzle by Cecilia Peartree

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The Christmas Puzzle is the 8th book in the Pitkirtly series and I think they just get better and better. This series is my favourite as I just love the characters and the cosiness of their mysteries.

This time Amaryllis is a Christmas elf and she's persuaded, I mean told, Jock he has to be Santa for the up and coming Christmas festivities in Pitkirtly. Amaryllis seems to be growing up (a bit) in that she is thinking of running for a place on the council. Probably so she can keep a better eye on things.

As usual there is a dead body. You'd think the local police station would have longer opening hours with all the murders that happen round here. All the favourite characters appear with a few newcomers. But which of the newcomers is the murderer? Is there actually a murderer or was it just an accident?

I find these books a gentle read, with more characterisation than action and that suits me just fine. As the series goes on, I get to know the characters deeper and deeper and I have hopes for what they do and don't do in the story.

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Review: Blue Wicked by Alan Jones

18 October 2014 13:10 (GMT)

Blue Wicked by Alan Jones

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There is a cat killer operating in the Glasgow area. Eddie the vet is asked to look into this, but he has suspicions that the killer might go onto humans. Nobody in the police takes him seriously, even when the coincidences are too great to ignore.

This is the second book by this author and whilst I thoroughly recommended the first one to my father-in-law, I'm not sure I would recommend this one. The first book was a more gentle tale. This one is rather explicit, and at times nasty, in the murder scenes.

As an overall serial killer story, it was well set out with the reader being just a step ahead of Eddie and Catherine, the young policewoman who is helping him. Even when the story was particularly nasty, I wanted to keep on reading to make sure that the killer got his justice.

I struggled a bit with the Glaswegian vernacular, but there was a glossary at the end for if I wasn't sure of anything. Luckily there wasn't too much so it didn't take me out of the story.

I preferred the first story (The Cabinetmaker) but this is definitely an author I'd like to read more of.

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connecting a 4G LTE dongle

16 October 2014 20:14 (GMT)

I have a 4G LTE internat dongle as backup for when my home internat goes down and it works fine.
It has the standard usb size connection so I bought a usb adaptor the fit the small size on my Kindle.
however when I plug it in nothing happens, the dongle 'on' light doesn't come on.
I thought this would just plug in and work - is that not the case


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Angel of Rosetown by Jennifer Hanning - FREE

30 October 2014 05:14 (GMT)

Here's what someone posted on the Random House Facebook page under the thread titled, 'Name a Book that Changed your Life'.

Angel of Rosetown by Jennifer Hanning. It is without a doubt the best, most thought provoking book that I've read in my life. I think that it would open the mind of even the most skeptic to the world of angels, of God. But, it's NOT a religious book by any means. Hands down, Angel of Rosetown is my all-time favorite book and has basically made me a little obsessive of angel books. It's worth so so much more than the low price on Amazon!

Free until 1st November. Enjoy! Smile


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Free- Dark and brooding fantasy "Reign" by Aled Davies

25 October 2014 15:57 (GMT)

A radical new government is forming on planet Saerilia. It's goal, domination and it will stop at nothing to achieve this. Two best friends are in the midst of violence, is there a way out or are they in too deep? Their world is changing and their very friendship is now put to the test.

Reign by Aled Davies

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free Mystery thriller Searching For Hope

25 October 2014 12:44 (GMT)

Mystery thriller Searching For Hope free 25 & 26 October


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On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the freezing ground. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath. 

Help. Me. Find. 

In the days that follow, the tragic encounter plays increasingly on Sam's mind. Who was the victim? What was he trying to find? With the police investigation drawing a total blank, Sam searches for the truth himself, determined to carry out the dead man's cryptic final request. However, following in the footsteps of a murdered man brings plenty of danger of its own. 

Searching For Hope is the latest mystery featuring former undercover cop Sam Carlisle as he finds himself drawn into a perilous world of unscrupulous characters, dark secrets and a family torn apart by tragedy and betrayal.

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Stiffed #free 10/20/2014 to 10/24/2014

20 October 2014 15:13 (GMT)


When World Champion poker player, Bubba McCall, gets a call from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, he learns that he could possibly be part of a murder investigation. The deceased turns out to be Sean Casey, a writer that Bubba once loaned money to so that he could move to Las Vegas. As Bubba does a little investigating of his own, he learns that Sean was working on a project that not only dealt with a new super casino that’s being built out in the desert, but also a fringe animal rights group that’s been wreaking havoc along The Strip. Things really start to heat up when Nikki St. James, a beautiful movie star, comes onto the scene. Bubba learns that she not only has a very dark past, but also appears to have had a close relationship with Sean. Apparently Bubba’s writer friend was a busy man, whose reportage was leading him down a very dangerous path, one that the poker player soon finds himself following as well… Sometimes humorous; sometimes heartbreaking, this is one hand you won’t want to miss—so throw some chips into the pot and join Bubba in a high stakes game of action and suspense, where if you’re not careful you just might end up being… STIFFED.

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Free 16-20 October - The Survival of Thomas Ford - 61 five-star reviews on Amazon UK

16 October 2014 10:00 (GMT)

Happy to announce that The Survival of Thomas Ford is free from 16-20 October!

82 reviews on Amazon UK with 4.5 average rating (157 reviews on Amazon US)


"This is writing and literature at its best. Imagine Stephen King combined with maybe Cormac McCarthy and a bit of Edgar Allan Poe tossed in"

"Beautifully written...compelling...literary fiction/tartan noir/thriller/zany black comedy...Logan dances on a literary knife edge...blazing talent"
Linda Gillard, author of A LIFETIME BURNING


Thomas Ford is the only survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver has no intention of ever letting himself be identified, not to mention what his father’s intentions are…or those of his girlfriend, Lorna, the hospital cleaner.

The young driver’s father is Jack McCallum, the powerful entrepreneur who has built a housing empire, McCallum Homes, on the high hills surrounding the city. Jack has his own dark secret to protect, as well as his business edifice to hold onto. There is no way in the world that Jack McCallum will ever let anything threaten the future of McCallum Homes...

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