The Most Ferocious of Creatures by Chris Sykes

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The Most Ferocious of Creatures by Chris Sykes

The Indie Book of the Day for 20th of May, 2015!

Genre: Children’s, Animals

Mrs Lambsbottom wakes up one morning and accidentally douses a mouse with milk, unwittingly creating the most ferocious of creatures. She decides to rid her home of the terrible beast but Mrs Lambsbottom is not the most mentally stable of characters. Neither is the cat that she brings home from ‘Meow’s Cat Shelter for the criminally insane’.

All the ingredients mix together ensuring a stupendously silly story satisfyingly stuffed with suitable story related things and, er, stuff.

Packed full of funny pieces of incredibly relevant information, although perhaps not always factual, The Most Ferocious of Creatures will have you smiling.

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  • File Size: 1604 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Sykes; 3 edition (June 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KXY7S6M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Chris Sykes was born in York, England. Writing has always been his passion. Although it was not until a stray cat turned up on his doorstep – changing his life forever – that he actually wrote something he was happy with. His first book, The Most Ferocious of Creatures, is heavily influenced by that crazy cat. Time Travelling Dino’s: The Pilot is his second novel. Both books feature Chris’ witty writing style and his unique artwork.

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Lucy The Cat by Pertti Pietarinen

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Lucy The Cat by Pertti Pietarinen

The Indie Book of the Day for 18th of January, 2014!

Genre: Children’s, Animals

Charming Picture Book for Children and Cat Lovers

This is the second book in Lucy The Cat series, the charming story about Lucy, the curious, cute Sacred Birman cat.

This time Lucy tells about her little brother Cristiano. You will meet Cristiano already when he was only a few days old. You will see how Cristiano learns many new things during his first few weeks. Will Cristiano become the best soccer player or the world’s strongest cat? But first he needs to learn to take care of himself. Of course mama cat helps and teaches him. You will learn that young kitten’s life is full of surprises and funny things. Lucy is the expert to tell the story because she is a cat, too. Humans have sometimes challenges to understand cats’ inner life. Therefore it is better to have a real expert’s view from Lucy The Cat.

Especially Children and cat lovers will enjoy this beautiful picture book.

Lucy The Cat loves her brother, because he is a perfect, purrfect kitten. Meow to everyone!

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  • File Size: 1571 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500770396
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pertti Pietarinen; 1 edition (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MQI99N8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Pertti A Pietarinen was born in Finland. He studied mathematics and computer sciences at the University in Helsinki, Finland. For thirty-eight years he worked globally in IT, games and mobile communications business, mostly in Finland, U.S.A and Japan. During his business career he always had a dream to write books. This dream came into reality late 2010 when his first book was published. 2014 has been the year of Children’s books. His 2 first illustrated Children’s books in English were published in February (“Lucy The Cat”) and April (“God’s Children”). Both are available as paperback in Amazon, Barnes& Noble and other web stores and as Kindle e-book in Amazon. The charming and engaging Lucy The Cat series continues and the second book Lucy The Cat: Little Brother will be published in September, 2014. His charming illustrated fairy tale book “Kissa Kiiskinen sankarina ja muita satuja” was published in March. So far it is available only in Finnish, but hopefully some day translated also in English. This book is filled with fascinating stories about cats, dogs, horses, princes, princesses, witches, trolls and other traditional characters, published in March 2014. Lucy The Cat is available also in Finnish and it is called “Lucy-Kissa, Lucy The Cat”. Japanese translation is also in plans. His 3 first books, published in 2010-2012, belong to Christian genre and are available only in Finnish. As an author his main influences are classical writers like Leo Tolstoy, F. Dostoyevsky and Jane Austin, but he loves also J. K. Rowling, and The Holy Bible always influences him. Pertti’s main sources of inspiration are his 4 lovely grand children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and the charming, cute Sacred Birman cat. You guessed, she is Lucy The Cat. And of course the world events have their impact in life and sometimes also in writing. Pertti’s favorite hobbies are music, reading, movies, photography and traveling.

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Let’s visit the Farm! by William A. Campbell Jr

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Let's visit the Farm! by William A. Campbell Jr

The Indie Book of the Day for 30th of September, 2014!

Genre: Children’s, Animals

The Lets Visit the Farm Book is a children’s animal book full of playful facts and photos of the world’s most loved farm animals. 

Lets Visit the Farm! is a fun and entertaining journey for a young child to find out interesting facts about the world’s most common farm animals along with their animal children. 

The Let’s visit series has been designed for simple an easy reading particularly aimed at the 0-4 age group. 

Some interesting Farm Animal Facts Included in the book are… 

Most kittens are born with blue eyes, and then change after being born.  Baby pigs are called PIGLETS. A piglet uses it’s snout as an important tool to find food, and to explore the world around them.  A baby rabbit is called a KIT. Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without any fur. 

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  • File Size: 2370 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Creative Styles Media Group (February 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HTEB9KA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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William A Campbell Jr was born and raised in Windsor Ontario Canada. A single father of two, he started this book series for his daughter Taylor.

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The Villa Dog by Ruth G. Zavitsanos

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The Villa Dog by Ruth G. Zavitsanos

The Indie Book of the Day for 29th of September, 2014!

Genre: Children’s, Animals

Nestled away amongst the olive groves of the Tuscan hillside stands a welcoming villa where a dedicated dog finds his way into the hearts of vacationing families. Sole has one purpose, to make visitors happy. He is kind and sensitive. Sole takes his job as THE VILLA DOG seriously. His bravery and loyalty are often rewarded. He keeps the children out of harm’s way, and eventually the others become aware of his special ability to bring happiness. But it’s not always easy being The Villa Dog. A young girl, Issy, makes it tough. She’s so sad. Can Sole find out why? Or, will he fail his purpose for staying at the villa and disappoint his master? Being the Villa Dog can be hard work, but he’s on a mission, and he’ll stop at nothing to see Issy smile.

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  • File Size: 112 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wild Child Publishing (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YKTHNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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I began writing at the age of 12. Growing up outside of New York City, I attended many Broadway plays and musicals that served to stimulate my imagination. While attaining my Journalism degree at Marshall University I received numerous writing awards. After graduation, I maintained my desire to write by editing and writing for corporate bulletins, preschool/elementary school newsletters and the local newspaper. As a stay at home mom, I am able to devote my mornings to writing, something that is now coming to fruition. My children’s books, THE VILLA DOG, (an Epic Award nominee and a Main Line Magazine staff pick),THE OLD FORTRESS DOG, and THE KONA DOG (all 3rd grade book club reads) have been embraced by children, parents, and the educational community. My first novel, FLIGHT OF LITTLE DOVE, a Historical/Romance set on America’s frontier in the 1870s, received five (5) star reviews and is a book club selection for various independent bookstores. Recently, my second historical romance with characters from FLIGHT spinning their own brave and ambitious story, SISTERS INN, is being received with high acclaim. SAFE ENCOUNTER is my recently released novella.

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Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do by Virginia Wright

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Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do by Virginia Wright

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of August, 2014!

Genre: Animals, Children’s

HONEYBEES ARE AMAZING CREATURES, for they are insects that provide us with golden sweet food known as– honey. Learn the basics about honeybees, where and how they live. This is an educational, non-fiction book, for adults and children. Teachers, use Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do as a honeybee primer in the classroom– it is easy to understand and answers the questions: 

  • Do all honeybees sting? 
  • What do they do with pollen?
  • How do they make honey? 
  • What is pollination? 
  • Does all honey look and taste alike? 
  • What can we do to benefit the bees? 
  • What kind of flowers do honeybees prefer? 

With over 2,000 words packed in this small 26 page book, Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do, can be used in conjunction with other school curriculum in the classroom to teach children about honeybees. Real photographs of the honeybees, comb, hives, flowers, and even one of a bee’s tongue!

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  • File Size: 834 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace; 2 edition (April 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EYUD9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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VIRGINIA WRIGHT (b. 1958) in Belfast, Maine is a five-time author, illustrator, food and nature photographer, blogger, recipe developer, and self-appointed Queen of recipe adaptation. When she is not tending her organic herb garden, taking photographs, sifting through recipes, cooking, or spending time with her husband, she is doing what she loves doing most…writing! Virginia Wright first became a published author in 1981 when she sold her first writing to a regional magazine in the state of Maine. She also had several of her writings published in an Anthology– Soundings, by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. She has contributed opinion articles to many online websites as a freelance writer.

 

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The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last

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The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last

The Indie Book of the Day for 26th of July, 2014!

Genre: Animals, Mystery

The seventh book in the popular Roger and Suzanne mystery series finds Roger and Bruce hired to go undercover impersonating the owner and handler of a Champion German Shorthaired Pointer named Juliet to investigate certain irregularities that might be occurring at dog shows in California. To complicate this case the bodies of dead judges start popping up and Suzanne picks up a mysterious stalker sending her most unwelcome gifts. Throw in drug cartels and corrupt cops and it sounds like a typical job for our detective couple. The Deadly Dog Show can be read as a stand-alone novel. Fans of the series should enjoy reconnecting with characters they’ve met in the previous books. This whodunit novel should appeal to mystery fans, dog lovers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the world of dog show conformation competition.

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  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon (July 19, 2013)
  • Series: Roger and Suzanne South American Mystery Series (Book 6)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E25BM3I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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The author is a scientist on the faculty of the University of California and a big fan of California mystery novels. He taught a popular Freshman Seminar on California Mystery novels for several years at UC Davis. A quick search of Amazon will turn up books and articles in biochemistry previously edited or authored by Jerry, but The Empanada Affair was his first novel. The subsequent novels in his Roger Bowman-Suzanne Foster South America mystery series, The Ambivalent Corpse, The Surreal Killer, and The Matador Murders are also available as Kindle e-books. Reader feedback is appreciated, so please take a few minutes to write a review of the books after you finish reading them.

The settings and locales for all of the South American mystery novels, The Empanada Affair, The Ambivalent Corpse, The Surreal Killer, and The Matador Murders are authentic; the author lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay for several months each, and selected several of the most interesting locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit. The Empanada Affair’s title comes from a local food served ubiquitously as an appetizer in the region. The Ambivalent Corpse take place in Montevideo and several of the countries surrounding Uruguay. The Surreal Killer visits Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert and Peru. The Matador Murders revisits Montevideo and visits Santiago, Chile, where the author has visited several times for collaborative research and teaching.

Jerry and his wife Elaine live in Northern California, where Elaine breeds prize-winning German Shorthaired Pointer dogs and enjoys being a grandmother to two granddaughters and a grandson.

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A Book to Die For by Richard Houston

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A Book to Die For by Richard Houston

The Indie Book of the Day for 5th of July, 2014!

Genre: Animals, Mystery

For fans of David Rosenfelt, Dean Koontz, Agatha Christie and Lawrence Block’s Burglar Books.

From the author of the Number One Cozy Mystery, A View to Die For, comes A Book to Die For, a mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. 

Jake Martin is not your ordinary sleuth. He’s an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog. This time the story takes place in the foothills of Denver. Jake is accused of manslaughter and he has to prove the accident was really murder. Along the way he encounters a poaching ring and falls in love with a beautiful game warden. The characters are memorable and the plot is multi-layered. It keeps the reader guessing who dun-it until the very end. 

 

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  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497329116
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JLW1E1W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Richard Houston was as a carpenter for 20 years while working his way through college. After earning a bachelor’s degree in math he spent the next 25 years as a successful software engineer. Although he found success in those professions, he always dreamed of someday writing a novel. He honed that craft by taking every creative writing class he could. Somehow his poems and short stories usually had a dog as a major character. One in particular, Begging Not for Love, was published by the Mendocino Review.

Richard now lives and writes at his lake home in Missouri where he and his wife are raising their granddaughter and two dachshunds.

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Chicken Bob by Avi Salmon

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Chicken Bob by Avi Salmon

The Indie Book of the Day for 5th of December, 2013!

Genre: Children’s, Animals

Chicken Bob was a young chicken that lived at the Happy Land Chicken Farm, Until one day Rooster Dad called to him: “Bob”, he said, “it’s time for you to prove that you are a grownup rooster and that you can handle responsibility”.  And things got complicated…. 

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  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CHPVM12
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Avi Salmon is an engineering manager in a large international high tech company. Avi has more than 20 years of experience giving different kind of lectures and workshops including “leadership”, “innovation”, “constructive confrontation”, “Kid programming” and more. Avi has taught “presentation skills” inside his organization and externally to different forums. He is coaching individuals for effective presentation for technical conferences and general presentations. Many of his students and co-workers have found his methods effective. They have become more effective and efficient in presenting their topic and keeping their audience on the edges of their seat. These presentation skills and public speaking abilities are essential and key subjects to learn in the 21st century. Avi Holds a BSc. in electronics from the Technion institute, MBA from the Haifa University and coaching diploma. Avi is happily married with three adorable kids.

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Super Cowboy Rides by Daris Howard

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Super Cowboy Rides by Daris Howard

The Indie Book of the Day for 14th of February, 2013!

Genre: Children’s Book, Animals

Meet six-year-old Tommy Johnson, Super Cowboy and Super Story-teller. His tale of why a boy needs a dog for a pet instead of a cat typifies the down-to-earth, humorous view of a Western farm boy. But once Tommy starts school, things get complicated. He gets put in the lowest reading group and told to stay in the back of the classroom. He’s picked on by his teacher and mocked by classmates. When tragedy strikes, Tommy must carry a burden beyond what any first-grader should have to face. In the process of dealing with his grief, this young cowboy learns the meaning of true friendship.

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  • File Size: 696 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: WiDo Publishing (August 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IHDPH0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Daris Howard, an award-winning author and playwright, grew up on an Idaho farm. He has worked as a cowboy, a mechanic, in farming and in the timber industry. He is now a college math professor. In his wide range of experience, he has associated with many colorful characters who form a basis for his writing. Daris Howard has had plays translated into German and French, and his plays have been performed in many countries around the world. For many years, Howard has written a popular column called LIFE’S OUTTAKES, that consists of weekly short stories, and is published in various newspapers and magazines in the US and Canada. Daris and his wife Donna have ten children. He and his family have enjoyed running a summer community theater for many years.

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Maria’s Duck Tales by Maria Daddino

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Maria's Duck Tales by Maria Daddino

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of November, 2012!

Genre: Memoir, Animals

This collection of short tales reveals the patience and love the author has for the wild creatures that have made her homes sanctuaries for both human and non-human friends alike. Some readers might fear that she anthropomorphizes the ducks and other wildlife that, through her repeated encounters over the years, have come to be familiar personalities and a great source of entertainment for her, given her penchant for naming them and identifying their personal quirks or speculating on their desires. However, the author reveals in glimpses how much she has researched the nature and needs of these creatures, in her very brief forays into , for example, relatively unknown facts about opossums (they eat snail and slugs and are “nature’s sanitation engineers”!) or the reluctant but firm decision to intervene only when in the best interests of the animal, ever mindful these are not pets, but wild creatures. In the end, the collection turns out to be a sweet and lively introduction to a small community of wildlife that shared her home, and an excellent reminder that the world is full of more than men. That her wild home lay so close to a major metropolis is surprising, and hopeful.

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  • File Size: 305 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 160594341X
  • Publisher: Llumina Press (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050D2N3Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
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Mother, grandmother … passionate about native gardens, birds, wildlife and collies … writer, author, believer in fairies …

Maria lives in a charming little hamlet on the magnificent East End of Long Island. Deer, turkeys, pheasants, egrets, herons, squirrels, opossums and, of course, glorious wild birds, brilliant in their feathered plumage, call her native wildlife garden home. Her extensive natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours.

Although Maria delights in her garden, her greatest joy comes from her children and, most especially, from her adorable grandchildren.

Maria writes a weekly community column, “From Fourth Neck,” for the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in The Press Box in both the Eastern and Western editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly, the Great South Bay Magazine and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories.

Maria lives in East Quogue with her collie Christie, her parrot Pablo and all of her “wild-friends.

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