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When Time Comes by Cat Nicolaou – Smashwords Coupon code: AX83B Expires Dec 31st

A novella set on the Greek island of Rhodes about a rockstar and an artist who find love that can last forever.

Athena can’t avert her eyes. Alex Dane is back in Greece. Her mind wanders in time, six years ago, to the island of Rhodes. Three lustful days with him and a precious gift he left her with. All she needs is a leap of faith, but will he fly? Dare they dream again “When Time Comes”?


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Ratpaths by Angelika Rust – free on Amazon 24th to 27th December

A young thief, caught between the rightful regent and the lord of the underworld. Fantasy novel with a touch of mafia and mystery.

The city state of Istonnia is suffering, its people cowering under the thumb of a despotic ruler.

Nivvo is a young thief, not interested in anything except keeping himself and his sister alive. That changes when he accidentally overhears a conversation.

Now Nivvo finds himself up to his neck in trouble. He has only one night to find the rightful heir. He has to smuggle him out of the city before the tyrant and his black-clad soldiers kill them both. And he has to avoid the crime lord’s watchful eyes, for if Vicco Cambrosi catches them, they might be better off dead…



The Girl on the Red Pillow by Angelika Rust – can be downloaded for free or pay as you like on Open Books

An average abusive childhood, a tendency towards depression. Annalee’s life could be normal. If only she could get rid of the dwarf.

Annalee doesn’t mind what people call her. After all, a name’s just a name. What she does mind, though, is the dwarf trying to wall her in. Struggling between reality and hallucination, a black cat and a talking skeleton her only companions along the way, Annalee fights for her sanity, and a way out.


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You Used to Hurry Home by Angelika Rust – can be downloaded for free or pay as you like on Open Books

Francis has told Francesca he’d love her till the end of time. Now the end of time is what he’s praying for.

A failed writer, haunted by the most useless muse of all, Francis drives to Italy to be best man at a wedding. All he wants to do is get drunk and have some fun with Francesca, the bride’s BFF. What he doesn’t want is to get married himself.
Francesca’s family, though, has very strict ideas. And guns.
Back home, Francis soon finds he’d rather get rid of his new wife. But break his vow? Risk her brothers’ wrath?
If only he could end time…and then he gets offered the opportunity to do just that.




The Obvious by J Cassidy – can be downloaded for free or pay as you like on Open Books

Sammy may have lost all that matters.
When she is caught in her friends’ deceit, she realises she needs more than herself in life. However, a series of events beyond her control make Sammy see that friendships can be fleeting and family can’t be chosen.





Time Out by J Cassidy – can be downloaded for free or pay as you like on Open Books

Given a key that offers all the joy that time has, Ben is more than a little sceptical. It’s too much to believe that he really could save his wife, go back to a time when everything was still full of promise or even see the dinosaurs…
“Try it. Go on, prove me wrong.”





Three Months of Chaos by Alex Mitchell (Charlotte Stirling) – can be downloaded for free or pay as you like on Open Books

A sulphate-smudged semi-memoir about surviving London in a squat. It is dark and harrowing in places but a powerful portrayal of addiction, madness and poverty in 80’s London.




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The Rothko Room by Russell Cruse – free on Amazon on 24th December

When Arthur killed Elvis, he thought he’d made the biggest mistake of his career. He wasn’t even close.

Having picked up the wrong man at the airport, Vanessa Aldridge can’t imagine what her boss will say. However, when her passenger kills two men, steals the car and abandons her in the centre of Rome dressed only in her lingerie and high heels, she reckons she might be able to take a guess.

In jail and out of a job, a visit from a consular official persuades her that the worst is over; and so it is, if you don’t count being kidnapped and forced to cross the Alps on horseback. And she hasn’t even met Arthur Shepherd yet.

He’s a cleaner working for Lambeth Council and his chief accountabilities include knifing, shooting, strangling or occasionally shoving under buses, various embarrassments to the nation. But killing isn’t what it used to be. In the old days, enemies dressed badly and lived in Central Europe: nowadays, they’re his line managers. So when a number of his colleagues find themselves on the sticky end of a variety of sharp, heavy or very high velocity bits of metal, Arthur, not unreasonably, thinks he might well be next.

The Rothko Room is a tale of murder, music, fine art, tea and toilets.




A Chimaera in my Wardrobe by Tina Rath – Smashwords Coupon Code: RW100

A collection of short fantasy stories for the 21st century, told by a gentle little monster with a penchant for happy endings. He introduces policemen, mummies, bikers, vampires, background artistes, a stage-struck devil and a successful author, plus an unusual take on some fairy stories you thought you knew! Each section is complete in itself, but the story of the chimaera will carry to the end.