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Offline Melanie

Hi Everyone ...... For those of you who I don't know yet - Boy are You the Lucky Ones, You get a quiet peaceful life!!   :D :D

Seriously though, one of our very own Family - and yes I really do mean Family - has a giveaway of her latest novel on Amazon today.

Bev Allen who is the long suffering sister of our very own Mod Philo is generously giving away her latest novel "Jabin and the Space Pirates" free today on Amazon.

Now let me tell you ..... this is not usually my kind of book - but I really, really, really enjoyed it!!!!  Enough to stay away from my thrillers and adult  :) stuff permanently?  Probably not ..... but I do have to say I couldn't put it down!!!!   My animals are starving and can attest to that ......  :P 

I am putting a description of the novel below with links where you can get it free.  I am also adding some of the current Amazon reviews and links for Bev's pages here on PTS so you can have a quick look see !!!!


Bev Allen - Jabin and The Space Pirates

In the space colony of New Wales, the pirate attacks are both relentless and merciless

Having lost both his parents, Jabin has been adopted by his austere and spiteful uncle and aunt who live in the space colony of New Wales which is riven with religious and political rivalry, and prey to the vicious marauding's of pirates whose cruelty and greed are beyond all imagination.

When Jabin volunteers to surrender himself to a pirate raiding party to save a friend, he does so believing that nothing can be worse than his current suffering.

However, he is soon to discover that things can always get worse when the stakes are high, the rewards are vast and slave labour is there for the taking.

When the King of New Wales is assassinated, the colony threatens to collapse into total anarchy, leaving the pirates free reign to mutilate, kill and profit as they will, but the forces of law and order sent out from Earth are getting ready to fight back, and Jabin could have a vital part to play in the ensuing war if he can only stay alive.

This is a Older YA adventure - targeting the 16-96 year old audience !!!!!!


Amazon Reviews in Brief .....

This is not a jolly pirate romp it is very much an adult / older teenage adventure story with a difference. The difference being that it is a sci-fi story of interplanetary colonists whose culture is like, but not like that of the Earth they left behind. The interest comes from the prejudices and and culture that has been handed down across the generations and across the miles of space. It may be a long way a way and in the future but the way that humanity behaves is strangely familiar. The characters are believable and vulnerable and the villains are very, very nasty.

Real characters and believable, human story lines. Jabin breaks your heart on numerous occasions, he is both fragile and strong, and shows this through his deeds for others. A beautifully crafted story set in another time and place that is close enough to our own to be totally believable. I loved this book. I need to know what happens to Mr.Eveson next...

this book is an amazing read and keeps you interested every step of the way. an amazing storyline and an engaging read, I would recommend this to anyone thinkng of buying it.

What a story! Not quite fantasy as I originally thought but a thriller mixed with such brilliant imagination!

Bev Allen shows us two worlds - the real and the fantasy, in terms of human understanding. Jabin, is a teenager boy who lives with his God fearing aunt and uncle whom, if he gets them annoyed, only gets a sample of a meal or if worse, no food at all. Jabin has no parents and no home he would like to call "home".


Amazon 14 reviews :  13 are 5 star and 1 is 4 star.
GoodReads  :  21 ratings, 12 reviews, 4.24 star rating


Download your own copy at .....

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If you do not have Kindle then you can always download and covert it to EPUB or whichever program you use, by using calibre or another conversion program.  Feel free to PM me if you have a problem with this ..... after all I am known on PTS for being a tech. wizard  :D :D

I am open to suggestions as to whether or not we do a group read or you read it yourselves over the next couple of days and then we sit down to discuss and invite Bev to join us and hear our critique!!

I know she would be over the moon to hear your input and review of her book as the second one is in the works or so to speak.  Please support one of our Family and feel free to recommend the book to your friends *even if they're not PTS members*  we don't discriminate here and are always more than happy to have new members!!

I have put a couple of links below to her threads here on PTS, which you can have a look at in the meantime.  Please feel free to contribute to all these discussions because without you .... they are nothing.


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I look forward to hearing from you !!!!!


« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 03:17 PM by Melanie »
         
 
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Offline GG drypen!

I bought the book a while back but haven't had time to read it. Plus you know I'm a sucky reviewer but I'll try to put something together.  ^-^ I know myself well enough to need a solid block of time to read Jabin, since I'm sure I won't be able to put it down!

I'm really happy that this book is being offered for free right now. I think the more members who read Jabin will be hooked on this author. Her stories are so original, always surprising me with their twists and turns. I really hate when I can figure out the storyline a quarter of the way through, but have never had that problem with this author!

Philo's (PTS MOD and Bev's brother) has been kind enough to post links to Bev's flash fiction, which I just gobble up! All I can say is wow! I eagerly await each new item.
 
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Offline Melanie

I have to admit I am also a "lazy reviewer", I tend just to give star awards as opposed to stating my point.  But this book is different, I don't know why I enjoyed it so much  :o  It is just not my kind of book really !!!! 

But neither was Tolkien when I first read him over 20 years ago *did I really admit that in print* - I meant to say 10 years ago ..... dyslexic fingers  :D :D :D :D

But I did, and that in itself demands a review.  I just hope we can get others to read the book, if they don't feel the same way - then that's OK, you know we love a good 'discussion' !!!!  >:D
         
 
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Offline Snoopy06

By the sounds of your review, which by the way was cool, it seems that we all need to move this up on TBR list. 

I am a cover girl and this one looks like the boy looks starving.  That and the fact that is about space...had me place it low on my list.

I am now thinking that I need this one next....

I will read and add my two cents (or maybe at this day in age) 5 cents to amazon as well.

"Be yourself. No one can say you're doing it wrong"
 
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By the sounds of your review, which by the way was cool, it seems that we all need to move this up on TBR list. 

I am a cover girl and this one looks like the boy looks starving.  That and the fact that is about space...had me place it low on my list.

I am now thinking that I need this one next....

I will read and add my two cents (or maybe at this day in age) 5 cents to amazon as well.

It's good to have support from My Team mate!!!!! TEAM SMITE - GO!!!!

Seriously though Snoopy it's not just about space, its everything wrapped in space.  Drypen is not a big Sci-Fi reader but even she loves it.  It's an adventure that will have you laughing, crying and living the dream!!!

Join us in the read, we would be more than happy to welcome you  :)
         
 
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I've actually had this on my TBR pile for quite a while.
I'll move it up to the 'right now' pile and leave a review for it.
It actually sounds like something I'd like, so I'm looking forward to reading it.
 
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And Mel?
That is the funniest siggy you've had yet!!  :D :D

I'm going to have to jack that one!
 
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And Mel?
That is the funniest siggy you've had yet!!  :D :D

I'm going to have to jack that one!

Pfft ..... I love you dearly my darling ..... but leave the damned siggy alone!!!!  >:(

It's my Baby Alter Ego!!!!

 :-*
         
 

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Pfft ..... I love you dearly my darling ..... but leave the damned siggy alone!!!!  >:(

It's my Baby Alter Ego!!!!

 :-*

Oh all right!! 

I'm still kinda liking my Mario & Luigi tramp anyway.
Yeah, my boys aren't going anywhere.
 
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Oh all right!! 

I'm still kinda liking my Mario & Luigi tramp anyway.
Yeah, my boys aren't going anywhere.

My alter ego has a sister, I will get a good one for you!!!! 

BTW, stop hijacking my thread  :D :D :D  or I will delete you  :P  I have the power now  >:D
         
 

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My alter ego has a sister, I will get a good one for you!!!! 

BTW, stop hijacking my thread  :D :D :D  or I will delete you  :P  I have the power now  >:D

 :D :D :D :D :D

 :o

 >:(
 
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:D :D :D :D :D

 :o

 >:(

AS IF !!!!!!  :P  I would never do that, but get your new *whatsit* out this weekend and read this book  :kiss: :kiss:
         
 

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AS IF !!!!!!  :P  I would never do that, but get your new *whatsit* out this weekend and read this book  :kiss: :kiss:

Whatsit is supposed to be here monday, then the whosits should be here next thursday!!

And it is a sexy beast! 
 
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Whatsit is supposed to be here monday, then the whosits should be here next thursday!!

And it is a sexy beast! 

I hope were talking 'thingamijigs' now and not pool boys again *yawning*!!!!!
         
 

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Long suffering sister?

Are you inferring something here I should know about?

The cover from an art point of view is fanatic.   I did have hold outs on it for a book cover.  It does NOT fit the book.  Course come to think of it no one asked me and if I had said something I would have got ignored.

  Brothers get use to that fast along with the look of "I am sure our parents found you on a door step and felt sorry for you"  that goes along with that ignoring.
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Long suffering sister?

Are you inferring something here I should know about?

Moi!!!!

Would I ?!?!  Just taking it from something that was intimated earlier!!!!!

However, you must be very proud of your Sis looking at the reviews she's got!!  Not to mention that the book is really good, although I suppose you will try to take some credit for that  :D :D :D 

Only joking Philo, I hope you're feeling a little better today  :-*
         
 

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Of course I take credit for it.  I threatened to move in with her unless she sent her work to a publisher.  You wouldn't believe how fast she got that stuff in the mail.
 
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Offline Melanie

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Of course I take credit for it.  I threatened to move in with her unless she sent her work to a publisher.  You wouldn't believe how fast she got that stuff in the mail.

Oh I can believe it !!!!!!  :D :D :D

Are you going to join us for the discussion?  But unbiased opinions only please!!
         
 

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Discussion?  Huh? 

Did I  need to read the fine print on this post?

Am I missing something again?
 

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Discussion?  Huh? 

Did I  need to read the fine print on this post?

Am I missing something again?

Yeah, read the OP again.  What we had planned was to either read the book together or separately and then come together to discuss the book and review.  I was going to ask Bev to join us as I am sure that people would value her input.

However, due to one thing and another it was late before I got the thread going so I am not sure of the state of play at the moment.  We will see what happens tomorrow.

It's possible a lot of people are unable to DL from Amazon due to geography etc. so we will take a view when we get an idea of what we are dealing with.  Hopefully we will get a response, but sometimes it can be slow ..... after all people do have lives outside of PTS - can you imagine that !!!!  :D :D :D
         
 

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