The Princess of Dhagabad giveaway information

Dear Goodkindles team,

I am running a giveaway of my fantasy novel, The Princess of Dhagabad, on Kindle this weekend, from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27.

I am a Russian-born fantasy author writing in English. The Princess of Dhagabad is my first novel, a coming of age love story between an Arabian princess and her slave, a djinn. This novel was originally published in 2000, when it received a number of major reviews, endorsements, and award nominations. It is now being re-released as part of the series and its sequel, The Goddess of Dance, will come out in September this year. I hope that the readers who download and enjoy this e-book will come back to read its sequel.

The link to the book is and the link to my blog, where I am posting additional information is

When, on the day of her age-coming, the princess opens a mysterious bronze bottle—a gift from her grandmother—she has no idea that she is about to unleash a power older than the world itself. Worse, she is not prepared for the bearer of this power to be a handsome man whose intense gray eyes pierce her very soul. Hasan, her new slave, is immeasurably older and stronger than anyone she has ever heard of, and he is now hers to command—if she can handle him, that is.

I attach the 100-pixel-wide cover image, I hope it is readable.

I hope my book passes your selection and the giveaway information can be included on your site. Please let me know if I can provide additional information.

Best regards,


Wrought by Moonlight

"Wrought by Moonlight" is that rare breed of literary erotica that treads the fine line between elegance and sensuality. Shakespeare and sex is a heady mixture!

Enter a night of moon-induced sensual madness and silver faerie magic, when rising blood thickens the flesh and every kind of coupling is possible!

WROUGHT BY MOONLIGHT is an elegant, erotic short fantasy retelling of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

"Val Noirre" is the erotica byline of an acclaimed writer working in other genres under another name.

Highway to Her: The Lake

FREE May 16 - 17  (2012)

Mark goes on a personal road trip after breaking up a relationship with his woman to experience new sensations and adventures. He meets strange people in a forest lake he goes that leads to sex inside his camping tent and other dirty things. 


"Just as I was positioning my head to match her eyes, she reached out and started kissing me on the mouth with a tint of aggression. I corresponded and we instantly started kissing exploring each other's lips while our tongues were making circular shapes. It was no surprise I had a very big natural hard-on, but the tightness of my jeans was preventing my dick to produce the perfect vertical upward poise..."

This story contains sexual acts, graphic sex, adult content, bj's, three-ways, sex, etc.
8,800 words estimated. 

Link of the book:   FREE May 16 - 17  (2012)

This story is part 1 of the Highway to Her series. 

Highway to Her: The Lake
Highway to Her: The Motel
Highway to Her: Danger in the Road

Codon Zero


  My thriller novel, Codon Zero (cover image attached), was accepted as a short-list FINALIST in the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award contest.  The book posits a solution for terrorism in the Middle East by a secretive group of genetic engineers.  The novel will be available free for Kindle on here,

from May 20 - 24, 2012.  

  Book description (from

Jason Stouter, a U.S. intelligence officer forced into retirement by the Mossad, confronts an old nemesis, Kahlil Zufar, during a Middle East conflict final solution. A secret group of genetic engineers tricks Jaason into embarking upon blackmail of Israel and the Arab nations to achieve peace throughout the Middle East. The geneticists engineer a very selective virus, but Jason's nemesis hijacks the virus for his own purposes, imperiling the mission for peace. Through the cooperative efforts of his friend in the FBI and two sexy but dangerous women he meets along the way, Jason now has to stop the spread of the virus yet allow the dream of peace to go forward. Through the Florida Keys, Jackson Hole, Boston, Israel and Jordan, Jason struggles to find out why Zufar needs to wield the deadliest weapon the Middle East has ever seen to realize his ultimate vision.

Thank you!

    Jim Hendee

Sojourn in Silesia

The Amazon Kindle version of Sojourn in Silesia by Arthur Evans CBE will be free for the very last time between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th May on Amazon. It won't be given away free again, so don't miss out!


My daughter and I retyped the book last year after Dad died, aged nearly 95. She published it, as the original publishers had lost the hard copy! 


I also do a blog of Dad's letters home from his prison camp in Upper Silesia.



We (my daughter and I) are obviously very proud of Dad and are really happy that he left an account of his interment.  Many war heroes were understandably unable to talk about/ relive their experiences during the war.  We are grateful he was able to, even though he was in his 80's before he felt able to put pen to paper (actually he used a word processor as I recall).


So, thanks for looking.  On the off chance that you do buy/download/read the book, please leave a review on would be very grateful



Sojourn in Silesia has 5* reviews on Amazon and is also available in paperback. It was first published in 1995 and the 4th edition was published in July 2011 with some added extras at the front of the book.



Arthur Evans CBE served in the Irish Guards during WWII, but was captured the first day he arrived in France and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner, working in coal mines in Silesia.



“I read this book after it was recommended to me. Most enjoyable with tears in my eyes, probably on more than one occasion. It is amazing what the human body can take when subjected to the harshness of war?”

“My father was in the N.African desert during WW2 and never said much about it. Everyone should read books like this to know what really happened. I never knew men were so reliant on Red Cross parcels. An evocative book which I read in a day.”


“A very readable story of one man's account of being a prisoner of war. The pressures, anxieties and comradeship. It certainly gives food for thought about how anybody could not only survive the ordeal, but learn from it. Not the "Great Escape", but somehow all the more poignant.”


The book will be free on all Amazon websites, UK, US, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Here are the links below:














If you do download Sojourn in Silesia during this 3 day free promotion, please take the time to review the book on Amazon.



THE EXILED ELEMENT is Book Four of the James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series. Researching this book was an enlightening experience. Because a good deal of the action takes place in Cairo (in addition to the usual Becker locals in Minnesota) I interviewed a number of Egyptians to get the details RIGHT. And I met some truly terrific people in the process. Other interviews included a Navy Admiral, a hi-tech metallurgical foundry worker (who makes parts for the F-15 Fighter), and an Iranian Expatriate with degrees in Bio-Chemical Engineering. Final research included lots of web context for Area 51 and the U.S. "Black Project" know as AURORA. You'll have to read it to find out more.

Plot Summary: In response to recent turmoil in Egypt's intelligence community, the CIA
has recalled Beth Becker to active duty. Though she accepts the
assignment, the backstabbing and deceit she finds festering within the
Agency remind her why she retired from government work in the first

Meanwhile, her husband, "Beck," stays home in Red Wing,
helping Chief Deputy Sheriff, Doug "Gunner" Gunderson, formulate what
should be routine security plans for a visiting dignitary. But a less
than stellar private security firm, and a determined sniper, result in a
crisis situation that stretches our heroes' abilities to their limits.

with intrigue, humor, and ripped-from-the-headlines action, THE EXILED
ELEMENT will remind you why you came to love the Beckers in the first

Approx. 81,000 words.

Author Bio: Amazon Bestselling Author, John L. Betcher, holds a Bachelor's Degree,
cum laude, in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and
a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in
Minneapolis. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the
Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. Mr. Betcher has
published an award-winning series of "Becker" suspense/thriller novels.
ELEMENT, and THE EXILED ELEMENT. He has also authored the award-winning
spiritual phenomenon, A HIGHER COURT.


The Harrowing

Most authors dream of selling their books to Hollywood.  I went the opposite route. I was trapped in the screenwriting job from hell, adapting a novel for warring producers and knowing full well the movie would never get made. I wrote The Harrowing one page at a time at night out of sheer rage and determination to get out of the film business.  The book sold immediately and went on to be nominated for Bram Stoker (horror) and Anthony (mystery) awards. Lifesaving!   - Alexandra Sokoloff
A massive storm dumps icy rain on isolated Baird College as the last students leave for Thanksgiving break. In spooky hundred-year old Mendenhall, five lonely students remain - but they are not alone. Are these troubled misfits the victims of a college prank taken way too far, or is the mysterious presence a genuine haunting? They have three long days and dark nights to find out in - THE HARROWING


A few days in Krakow

Krakow is widely considered one of Poland's most beautiful cities, and one of the world's best examples of medieval architecture. It is famous for its Main Square, the biggest in Europe, as well as a multitude of monuments - palaces, townhouses, fortifications, churches and monasteries in a variety of styles. Each year, the breathtaking beauty of Krakow attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, eager to experience the city's amazing sights, its delicious cuisine and energetic nightlife.

This new, up-to-date guide has been written by Polish siblings, who have been living in Krakow for many years. Knowing the city inside-out, the authors decided to help you feel the unique ambiance of the city. The book contains essential information related not only to sightseeing, but also to the practical aspects of your stay, given in a succinct but thorough manner. Oriented especially towards visitors coming for a few days, this guide book does not endeavor to describe everything there is to see in Krakow, but presents the best and most important features of a great Krakow experience.

Inside the book, you will find information on :
- Most important monuments of the Old Town including the Wawel Castle,
- Jewish district, synagogues and Krakow's other judaica,
- Museums, galleries and cultural establishments,
- Hotels and hostels
- Most popular restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs,
- Cultural events,
- Transportation and communication,
- Other useful aspects for a Krakow city break.

"A few days in Krakow" is prepared specifically for your Kindle (suitable photo sizes, active table of contents and links to useful sites), so you can easily carry it around and use any time you need.

Certain Kind of Fool

Certain Kind of Fool is a sweet, sad, and sexually-charged story about two young men struggling to stay in love.

When Justin fell in love with Nick, everyone thought he was a fool. Sometimes he was sure they'd been right. But then, love makes fools of us all. 

The Anvil of the Craftsman

In December 2010, after forty years of reading thrillers, I sat down at a keyboard to produce my own. The storyline, inspired by actual events in Iraq at the turning point of that conflict, had been growing as a blister in my mind for some time. The themes I included were those that shaped my adult life, and the result is a novel that, if graced to produce but one, would satisfy me as an author. I am, however, currently addressing the final touches on my second novel, The Britteridge Heresy, due out in the summer of 2012.

I hope you will enjoy AOTC.

"The Anvil of the Craftsman" (December 2011) by Dale Amidei will be made available for free download May 23-25 via KDP Select on Amazon .com and is available for borrowing now for Amazon Prime members.

"A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the U.S. State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq. The many challenges of nation building expand the mission from diplomacy to a survival situation as local and international interests position themselves to oppose a State Department initiative: one vital to progress in an uncertain theater.

Terrorism and counter-terror operations threaten to keep the team from leaving the relative safety of Baghdad. Until, that is, a former USAF Special Tactics operative hunting the men who want to kill them draws duty as their protector. The simple questions posed during a tribal council threaten provincial and regional stability; the conclusions reached explode into a clash of faith, loyalty, schism and betrayal that will help shape the future of two nations."

5 stars on Amazon - typical review:

"Anvil of the Craftsman has been one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in some time. The characters are multi-dimensional and passionate in their beliefs, even when it ensures conflict with others. The basic theme of the story - choosing how we conduct our lives, is thought-provoking as we watch a young man struggling with those very issues in a very intense setting. We observe other older characters that show struggle does not end with age or experience, but involves a conscious choice on a regular basis.
The action is intense, and the storyline steadily builds to a very satisfying conclusion. But this is not just an action novel by any means. It delves into culture, culpability, personal growth, sacrifices and living with passion and commitment to a higher cause. I recommend it highly to anybody who enjoys delving into psychological, philosophic journeys. I look forward to Amidei's next installment." -HHC, Amazon reviewer  

Kindle book giveaway


I apologize for contacting you late with this, but I am running a giveaway of my fantasy novel, The Princess of Dhagabad, on Kindle this weekend (tomorrow and Sunday).

The link to the book is and the link to my blog, where I am posting additional information is

If it is still not too late, can you please help me spread the word?

Thank you very much,


announce multi-author free ebook giveaway event

On May 7-9, more than 30 indie authors will be giving their ebooks away for free during the event, SPRING FLING.
Would you be able to post a badge letting your readers know about this event? We also hav short promo blurbs if you would like to announce it as well.
the website that the event is based from is
Readers can enter drawings for a chance to win gift cards and a kindle.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Shaunda Wenger (I have liked your facebook page :) It's great!
The Ghost in Me
Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again
The Book Lover's Cookbook (Ballantine Books)

The Thrill of Defeat


I'd like to present my first published Kindle eBook. It's an erotic story called The Thrill of Defeat. The book tells the tale of a boy, a girl and an alpha male, and how far they are willing to go to live out their fantasies. It's a story that has been bouncing around in my head for a few years now (since college, actually), and I'm very happy to finally get it written down. I hope you enjoy it, and I welcome all feedback, positive or negative, as long as it's honest.

TS Miller

Book Description:

WARNING: Adults Only! This book contains explicit sexual content.

Dan's beautiful girlfriend, Emily, has been targeted by Steve, a well-hung bull who refuses to take no for an answer. Now, Dan has to choose: stand up to Steve and protect the love of his life or taste defeat at the hands of his superior rival.

Excerpt from the book:

As I felt Emily's soft lips slide up and down my cock, I imagined that she had them wrapped around Steve's thick shaft instead. If he were here in my place, he wouldn't just be lying quietly; he would be taking charge and controlling the situation. He would be fucking Emily's face, thrusting his cock into her mouth, not giving a damn who they disturbed. If Cathy woke up and complained about the noise, he would go over and stuff his cock into her mouth to shut her up. Then, he would push her facedown on the bed and fuck her tight little ass as Emily knelt behind them and licked his balls. And both girls would absolutely love it because Steve was a stud, and guys like him always got their way.

The Navigator - Free Book Listing - REPLY

Site Administrator:

If possible, could you remove these two sections of my entry on your website. These were intended for the site administrator - not to be posted publicly (especially my email address). I'd appreciate you removing them as soon as possible. 

"I am writing to inform your website that my ebook "The Navigator" will be free on Amazon from May 4th through May 5th (Fri-Sat) 2012. I hope you can add it to your daily free ebook listings. All relevantinformation is below. Please let me know if any additional information is required and I will happily provide it.The cover is attached."

"If I have misconstrued your guidelines for submissions I apologize."
"Benjamin Goshko"

The entries can be found here:

Thank you,

Benjamin Goshko

Infinite Sacrifice

This is not your daughter's starcrossed-soulmates reincarnation fantasy. Infinite Sacrifice is an epic journey of complex souls throughout time. This is a story of great changes and challenges, immersing the reader deep within history.

Maya's shocked to discover it's not the heaven she imagined;in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die.

Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives.

Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor's wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England.

All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn't learned all of heaven's most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?

Professional Reviews

"This is not the first reincarnation romance I've read, but it's the first with this unique approach. L.E. Waters placed some high bets in writing this piece, and I think that, for the most part, they've paid off. ...I truly enjoyed Infinite Sacrifice, I found the idea very original and the execution very well-handled. I certainly look forward to the next book." — Ron C. Nieto's Review Blog

"...the author delivers a very clever concept and brings an authentic feel to each story." — CS Fantasy Reviews

"First class works of historical fiction." — SPR

Readers Reviews

"A fascinating book! It makes reincarnation seem plausible. This is the first in a series and I ordered the next one within an hour of reading this. The writing style is easy and free flowing. It is written in the first person and I felt I was right there throughout the book."—Paige Turner, Shelfari

"Definitely a heavy book. At first, I had a hard time getting into the story of a woman who has died and is reviewing her past lives that led her to this particular death. In the end, I found the book to be very thought provoking."—Dianne, Shelfari

"very interesting looking forward to the next book"—Margaret Cochran, Goodreads

"I was so disappointed that it ended. I hoped there was a second book and I just bought it. I'm sure it will be great but since there is not a third yet I know I'll be very sorry for it to end. I read a lot of books on a variety of subjects but I enjoy myth, religion and fantasy the most. This book nicely combined all three genres. It also made me ponder.... Get it!"—Stacey, Amazon

"I really enjoyed this book. Each life interested me more and more, and I love that the author took time to research the time periods to incorporate it into each life. Sometimes I would have to go back to the end of the life before to figure out who was who from the previous life, but the author makes sure to include a chart at the end of each section to help guide you through each soul; I just liked figuring it out each time I got a detail. Please don't get hung up on the idea of this being religious or spiritual; Waters has some great ideas, but she doesn't make those who are not overly religious or spiritual uncomfortable."—Count Raindrops, Amazon