Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Sunpenny!



Merry Christmas from everyone at Sunpenny!
We wish you a joy filled Christmas and New Year.


A Christmas Message from our MD:

Hi everyone! All done and ready for Christmas? No, didn't think so. I'm only just starting - and working all the while. My poor family are very long-suffering!

A quick note for those of you who don't use Kindle: as of 24 December our books will be available on iPad, iPhone and other Apple devices, and will start to become available on most other formats too including Kobo, Nook, Android and others! Just when, depends on how fast their own systems register our books, but ... very soon. Which makes us very happy. Happy enough that we're going to do a massive price drop on Christmas and Boxing Days on our Kindle ebooks!

Meanwhile, if you've bought a Kindle as a gift for someone, why not PRE-LOAD a book onto it for them? From children's books to romance and boating and thrillers and adventure and Christian books, there's sure to be something here to delight everyone's palate. Click on the cover images below for details, and have a fantastic holiday season, everyone!

Very best wishes,

Jo Holloway
MD & Commissioning Editor




Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Reading: Sort your Christmas Presents for under £10!


It's been such a busy year for us at Sunpenny HQ and we can't believe that it's already December.  
That means only one thing:

Christmas is coming! 

The Christmas holidays usually give people a bit more time to read, and I particularly like to spend the time re-reading classics as well as some of my favourite books. There is always something very comforting and festive about them…  



'Anne of Green Gables'
by L.M Montgomery
'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott

Do you change your reading pattern at Christmas or with the seasons too?

Christmas often comes with the anticipation of new books to enjoy and of course, buying them for others too. If you’re one of those people who are super-organised and finished your Christmas shopping weeks ago – well done, you! 

However, to make the last minute decision of what to buy everyone easier, we've put together a list of Sunpenny books to help. Why not take the opportunity to get all your Christmas presents sorted today? After all, it's only twenty days away now. There really is something for everyone, from children to grandparents – and they are all under £10 each:


FOR THE ROMANCE LOVER:
UNCHARTED WATERS
by Sara DuBose


The latest in our inspirational Christian romance imprint, this would make a great gift. Sara DuBose tackles the issue of domestic violence in an inspirational way. Beth Davidson deals with a stalker in her own particular style, and uses her experiences and her faith to help her through her gruelling Police Academy training and to forge a successful relationship with the protective Donnie Crawford. A tense but uplifting read.
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fispond.co.uk here
BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
by Stephanie Parker McKean


This warm and witty book is the first in the Miz Mike series – and we can’t wait to publish the next one! Miz Mike is a best-selling author and general busy-body, whose adventures in this first book include dog fights, kidnapping, jealousy and murder … throw in a heart-throb cowboy, and you have one great read!
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk here
  
BREAKING THE CIRCLE
by Althea Barr

A gritty and suspenseful novel which tackles difficult subjects with tacit insight and understanding. This is a moving story that will appeal to all ages – why not get it for one of the ladies in your life? Emily, a young teacher, helps the family of one of her pupils to break the cycle of abuse, whilst dealing with some tough choices in her own life. Plenty of interest to keep them turning the pages – and of course, a love story too.
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
FOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES BOATING:
  
FAR OUT
by Corinna Weyreter

An ideal present for anyone who loves boats – or even your environmentally aware friends!
Corinna’s book is based on her sailing adventures around the South Pacific and contains some wonderful descriptions of this barely-explored part of the world. The book also brings to light how the ecology of the seas has been affected by man's activities. An absorbing and thought-provoking read.
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
WATERY WAYS
by Valerie Poore

Valerie’s warm and witty memoir of life in the Oude Haven, Rotterdam perfectly brings to life her adventures and experiences whilst restoring a historic barge. Her touchingly sincere story is one of discovery, friendship, endurance and love – and most importantly, never
allowing the landlubbers to get you down!
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
FOR CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS:
(Mum and Dad will find them a good read too!)
  
IF HORSES WERE WISHES
by Elizabeth Sellers

Lucky Sandra Magill has her own pony – and unhappy foster child Katy dreams of impressing her. When a stray horse arrives in Sandra’s paddock, and Katy disappears – Sandra sets out to solve the mystery. Could the two events be linked?
Purchase from Amazon here
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Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
TROUBLE RIDES A FAST HORSE
by Elizabeth Sellers

The sequel to If Horses Were Wishes – in which Katy’s exciting story continues. I don’t want to ruin the first book by explaining the story of the second … but I will say if you have any horse
lovers in the family, they will love these two books! Great stocking fillers!
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
FOR THE HARD TO BUY FOR: 
  
THE MOUNTAINS BETWEEN
by Julie McGowan

A gripping saga set in Wales at the beginning of the 20th Century. Jennie lives on one side of the mountain, her life overshadowed by her tyrannical mother. Harry lives on the other side of the mountain in a tight-knit mining community. The onset of World War II thrusts changes upon them
that neither could imagine.
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk
MY SEA IS WIDE
by Rowland Evans

Rowland’s beautifully written book challenges, enthrals, entertains, teaches, enlightens and opens new worlds and possibilities to the reader. Part travel book, part spiritual guide, part auto-biography – this truly is an inspiring read.
Purchase from Amazon here
Purchase from The Book Depository here
Purchase from Fishpond.co.uk 

We hope we have managed to give you some ideas for Christmas presents – happy reading!