Five different authors are hosting book giveaways this month. That’s five new books ready for your digital bookshelf, folks! If you’re looking for something new for your summer reading list, take a look at the May giveaways from these Tellwell authors, all of whom are offering their e-book for free thanks to BookFunnel.
If you like YA Historical Fiction…
Look for Enemy’s Keeper, the first book in the Forbidden Ties YA series by Kyrie Wang.
In a 5/5 star review, Reader’s Favorite said, “A swirling mix of political intrigue, vivid action sequences, and lighthearted romance makes Forbidden Ties a delight for medieval fiction lovers. Author Kyrie Wang’s tale of two people from opposing factions finding themselves forced to work together under extraordinary circumstances is captivating from start to finish.”
The orphaned. The outcast. In a country torn by rebellion, they will rise as heroes.
1075 A.D. England Nine years after the Norman Conquest
Orphaned during a rebellion against William the Conqueror, Heather’s life is just settling down when her childhood sweetheart disappears to save the son of a murdered Norman knight.
This quarrelsome son, Matthew, is determined to destroy the English rebels who decimated his household. Heather stays out of it—until she is accidentally entangled with a young rebel leader named Toby.
As she is whisked off through the forests of medieval England, inhabited by a dangerous but misunderstood tribal society, Heather is forced to take a side. Her decisions will put into peril everything she holds dear.
Learn more at kyriewang.com.
If you’re into philosophy, sociology, and current affairs…
Do not miss your chance to download a copy of Jeff Watson’s new book, Dying to Live: The Cost of Finding Purpose in the “Post-Outcomes” Modern World.
Drawing on insights from his childhood, military service, and central position within the bleeding-edge technologies of our time, author Jeff Watson seeks not to tell you what or how to think, but to challenge you to introspectively analyze your life to better understand why you think, believe, say, and do what you do.
Immensely thought provoking:
“This is a very well written book that challenges us to consider our beliefs and bias and our perspectives that we have; either consciously or unconsciously. It provided an opportunity for me to re examine that which I believe to be true and view power/authority constructs from a different perspective. Eyes wide open! Very thought provoking which left me ready to introspectively analyze my life to better understand why I think, believe, say and do what I do. Highly recommend!” – Amazon Reader Review
Learn more at evergreaterpineapple.com.
If you’re looking for an inspiring and motivational read…
In One Lifetime by Graham Forlonge
Graham Forlonge’s new memoir, In One Lifetime, earned a coveted 5-star review from IndieReader, who said, “Graham Forlonge’s memoir IN ONE LIFETIME is an expansively honest and brutally detailed submersion into aspects of trauma that left the author with a lifelong case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is most touching when detailing his healing process.”
About the Book
This book is an autobiography of a man who had over 50 mostly major PTSD events in his life. It recounts the trials, struggles, and lessons learned over a life span of 67 years. It recalls his childhood, time as lifesaver, police diver, police driving instructor, member of SWOS, professional NRL footballer, running Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC), Security Manager of the world renowned Porgera Gold Mine in PNG and world record holder of going around Australia in under 10 days on a motorcycle. The events accounted whilst a police diver as well as a Highway Patrol Officer includes plane crashes, train accidents, body recoveries and numerous fatal road accidents, some of which are major historic events in Australian history. It also includes native raids, murders, abuse and many more traumatic events while working in PNG. Some of the accounts are captivating and others highly emotional. His life and determination to succeed was mostly driven as a result of having been sexually abused over many years at the hand of his tutor as a child. It is a true Australian story and displays considerable endurance and survival skills.
Learn more at grahamforlonge.com.
The Book of Life: Starting to Begin by T D W
TDW and his community want to welcome you in the mission and purpose to discover the human psychological functions that cause failure and the development of simple solutions to overcome failure.
About the Book
The Book of Life series believes firmly that values are the only source of all conflict whether it be in one’s own mind via a cognitive dissonance or it be between a couple or an entire nation against another going to war over differing values. We feel we have stumbled across a very beneficial way of simplifying a seemingly endless problem of unknown issues reeking havoc in humanity via unknown hindered subconscious beliefs by at least in a generalized manner of clarifying four targets to shoot for in life that will make for an easily more attainable, organized and decisive lifestyle that eliminates excessive stress by simply knowing what one is valuing and not valuing. These four corners create a foundation for everything else in life to be built upon, virtually illuminating the dangers of living a life of aimlessness and not being aware of it and it’ll help in not being easily manipulated by one who might not have our best interest in mind.
Learn more at thebookoflifebytdw.com.
If you like historical fiction based on true events…
Don’t miss your chance to get a free copy of What a Godly Privilege to Be Born a Man by Tabitha Biel Luak. IndieReader gave the book 4/5 stars, saying, “Set in South Sudan, Tabitha Biel Luak’s authentic and revelatory story about the dangers of treating boys and girls – and ultimately men and women – as different classes of citizen speaks clearly on what it is to be human.”
About the book:
This book is inspired by true events.
Chosen from among the mob of her boyfriend’s girlfriends, married in the most secure, respectful, and honourable way known to the people, Nyayang Jock, a girl born without a brother, won the race, defeating her top co-girlfriend, Sarah, by being the youngest over Sarah born with brothers. At the least, unlike ninety-nine percent of the girls of her generation and how they were married, it is safe for Nyayang to say she was married for love to Chuol Malual, a businessman who was born into a big, rich family.
Nonetheless, unlike the expectation of her in-laws, the unattended attitude of the nature secretly stabbed Nyayang in the back, leaving her to fail and creating the family Chuol and his family fundamentally paid the forty cows for. After waiting for what seemed like a decade for her to get pregnant, she gave birth to a girl, a thing that only fueled the resultant ager. Taking a long time to get pregnant and only giving birth to a girl when she should have birthed a boy called for a quick search for another wife. For Chuol’s parents, this was a search for a working womb, but for Chuol it was just a search for wife number two, which he found hard now that he realized most girls showed many of the characteristics Nyayang had shown; however, eventually all displayed some problem.
But that all changed when he accidentally stumbled upon Sarah again, who instantly restored his manhood. Sarah not only filled Chuol’s life with the boys he had been looking for, but she had her chance one more time to not only show Nyayang that it is the woman born with brothers who wins, but that the woman who has the ability to birth boys is the ultimate winner. But values-setting, worth-determining, and love are all weaknesses in society. There is only one true winner, and that is the neighbor, the seasonal enemy, the chaff buyer, the Murlen man.
Learn more at tabithabielluak.com.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads after you’ve finished reading.