Book Promo Feature–Saving Spade by Dennis Ogden

YAPC would like to welcome Dennis Ogden to the blog today. He is here to share an excerpt and some info about his book Saving Spade. If this looks like something you would enjoy reading, please go pick up a copy!

Content Warnings: Some adult themes, paranormal, and violence 

Book Description:

Saving Spade WWI has ended but the battle to save a horse has just begun.

Aboriginal Trooper Lewis Dunbar of the Australian 2nd Light Horse Brigade should be elated. The war said to end all wars is finally over and he is being sent home after two years of battle in the Arabian deserts…but he’s not!

“The horses are staying!” came the order.

He cannot abandon Spade, the horse he reared, drove cattle on and faced death in many battles with. He will desert the army and ride off into the Sinai desert to find a new life together.

But his plan goes astray when A’isha, a mute Bedouin girl, steals Spade. With Lewis chasing on foot, so begins the perilous journey of two nomads from different continents into the unforgiving heat and sparseness of the desert and the battles against those who threaten them along the way.

The winds of the Sinai not only whip up Djinn spirits, good and evil, but awaken those that live inside the three.

A gripping tale that builds to a confrontation of all the hidden forces.

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Excerpt:

Chapter 2
THE BEDOUIN GIRL

[A’isha]

A thick mist of fear and isolation is smothering me. Why am I being held captive by men in uniform? Some with hats that have a strange plume flowing from it. The odour they emit is hard to stomach. They mouth words I do not understand. Hands that have touched me are, I’m sure, the same hands that inflicted my injuries. I’m a Bedouin girl and by the laws of the desert not to be harmed…even in battle.
This tent I am in is small, hot and ill-erected. There is no camel hair woven carpet to cover the ground. No scattered colourful cushions. In fact, there is no colour at all. The canvas walls are grey, as is the uncomfortable bed I lie on. Am I to die here and never to see my family again? Never to marry and have my own family? My own tent?
The injury to my head throbs with the sound of a thousand racing camels. A crude bandage has replaced my head covering. My arm rests in a cloth tied around my neck. I can move my fingers without too much pain, so no bone is broken. My legs are undamaged so I can run. That, I must.

Born at the birth of the century, A’isha bin Saeed al Suhail is a slender, olive-skinned Bedouin girl. Her piercing dark brown eyes are windows to her dogged free will and inner strength. She has no memory of how she became captive. She is aware of the war and that her clan sided with neither the Turks nor the Westerners. They prayed only that the war would end, all those fighting would leave. Life would then carry on as it has since time began. Her peaceful tribe of Bedouin goat herders had only one aim in life—to seek pastures wherever and whenever to feed their flock. Now, with no other Bedouin in sight, she frets for her family.

About the Author: Australian later-in-life author Dennis Ogden now lives on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, Dennis OgdenAustralia. Over the years his writing has evolved into a way of life.
– Original screenplay The forgotten Spirit 1972
– Articles for various design magazine
– Travel writing
– Short stories
– SECRETSINCITY a novel by pen name Deray Ogden 2012
For more information: https://www.ogdenimprint.com.

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Book Promo Feature–Clarence by Stephanie Baruffi

YAPC would like to welcome Stephanie Baruffi to the blog today. She is here to share some info about  her new debut release Clarence. If this looks like you or your child would enjoy, please pick up a copy! The ebook is on sale for a limited time, so pick up a copy today!

Book Description:

Clarence

Kids everywhere will be able to relate to this story of a boy who struggles with feeling different. This story highlights heritage, hurting, and healing. Journey with Clarence to learn how he overcomes his insecurity, to embrace that which makes him unique and discovering that no matter what others say he is truly beautifully and wonderfully made.

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Excerpt:

Clarence’s family gathered around the dinner table. At the head of the table sat Clarence’s father, who had just finished a long day’s work at the family business. After he prayed with the family, they dug into a delicious
Italian meal that included chicken cutlets, homemade meatballs, and pasta Fagioli. Each night during dinner, the family hollered back and forth across the table. Everyone talked in multiple conversations as Clarence watched
and wondered why. Clarence was a shy boy and didn’t seem to understand why everyone shouted, especially all at once! As Clarence looked around the table, he noticed that each member of his family had black hair, brown
eyes, and dark skin. He also realized that all of their ears were of normal size and each of them seemed to look much like the other. But Clarence was the exception. He thought that maybe the kids at school were right about him.
This made Clarence lose his appetite, so he asked to be excused. Nonna the Great followed Clarence into his bedroom.

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About the Author: Stephanie Baruffi lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons. She is an Early Stephanie BaruffiLiteracy Specialist and obtained her Master’s Degree in 2014. She is also an NJ state certified Reading Specialist. ‘Clarence’ was written in memory of her late grandfather, for which the book was named. He loved his big family and truly did have a big, beautiful set of ears.

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Book Promo Feature–An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps by Iris Dorbian

An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps

YAPC would like to welcome back Iris Dorbian to the blog today. She is here to share some info and an excerpt of her book An Epiphany in Lilacs: In the Aftermath of the Camps. If this looks like something you would like to read, go get a copy! Book … [Continue reading]

Book Promo Feature–Operation Child Soldier by Jaci Wheeler

Operation Child Soldier

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Book Promo Feature–Webster The Unhinged Edition by Anne Wentworth

Webster the Unhinged Edition

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Book Promo Feature–The Mysterious Package by Christa Nardi

The Mysterious Package

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Interview with Shane Morales Author of Scars of Youth

Scars of Youth

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Book Promo Feature–The Treasure of Gwenlais The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1 by M.T. Magee

The Treasure of Gwenlais The Rienfield Chronicles Book 1

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Book Promo Feature–In The Blood of the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks

In the Blood of the Greeks

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Book Promo Feature–Girls Gone Great by J. Drew Brumbaugh

Girls Gone Great

YAPC would like to welcome back J. Drew Brumbaugh to the blog today. He is here to share some info and an excerpt of his book Girls Gone Great. If this looks like something you would like to read, please go pick up a copy! It is only 99 cents for a … [Continue reading]