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Tea Cups & Tiger Claws
by Timothy Patrick

Kindle Edition published 2014-01-08
Bestseller ranking: 11858

Product Description

First comes the miracle and then comes the madness. The miracle is the birth of identical triplets, and the madness is all about money, of course. The year is 1916 and the newborn baby girls have become pint-size celebrities. Unfortunately, this small portion of fame soon leads to a much larger portion of greed, and the triplets are split up -- parceled out to the highest bidders. Two of the girls go to live in a hilltop mansion. The third girl isn't so lucky. She ends up with a shady family that lives in an abandoned work camp. That's how their lives begin: two on top, one on the bottom, and all three in the same small town. And when their worlds collide, as they must, the consequences are extreme.

"Tea Cups & Tiger Claws" spans fifty years and takes the reader from a shantytown to a gilded mansion, from dark desires to sacrificial love.


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I's love that, too! I would love to see them grouped into series, and then listed by date.

This is the third time I've said this, so I feel like I'm going crazy or something, but you can sort them by title or date if you want to. Click on the column header.
Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting / Re: Collections
« Last post by Betsy the Quilter on Today at 09:03:41 AM »
Hey, Missbren--

welcome to KBoards!

One of the most common issues with shared Kindles in a household is that the same collections appear on all of them (if the device is new enough to show collections).  They will appear with a star on the right hand side.

You can get around this, on a particular device, by pressing and holding on a collection title.  You should get a popup menu with one of the options being "Show Only in Collections View."  If you select that, the star, which indicates that the collection had been designated as viewable in all modes on that device, will disappear, and the collection will only be viewable on your current device if you select "view by collections."  (The left option along the top of the page; the right option is how to sort the view.)

This is a quick intro to the most common issue with collections on a shared device.  You can find lots more in the threads Ann linked to.

Don't hesitate to ask!

The Book Bazaar / Re: Kindling Flames
« Last post by Julie Wetzel on Today at 09:03:08 AM »
So excited to bring you this news! I just got the edits back on book three and it's going to be fantastic! Come on over and check it out.

Kindling Flames - Gathering Tinder is FREE on amazon! Go download you copy today!
To the OP: I put a 10% sample file on Goodreads and then direct people to buy my books at Amazon.

Wattpad is a good place to try, if you want to give your books away rather than sell them.
Writers' Cafe / Free is King ! Morning results
« Last post by S.Z. Love on Today at 09:01:57 AM »

Free is King !
I nearly fell out of my chair this morning when I looked @
my reports ! . .

Is this what you call 'Results' ?
For you math heads: 12 k % Improvement ?

I feel like a Professional author now !
Thank you Kboard members + Staff !
I have to celebrate now !

Writers' Cafe / Re: New Author D. M. Baillie saying hello.
« Last post by Carol Davis on Today at 09:01:26 AM »
Hi, D.M.! Nice to meet you.  :)
Writers' Cafe / Five Ways to Respond to Negative Reviews.
« Last post by Louis Shalako on Today at 09:01:15 AM »
In this blog post from terribleminds, Chuck Windig has an excellent perspective on negative reviews.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Craft question, sci-fi foreign words
« Last post by Quiss on Today at 09:01:01 AM »
Super. Thanks for the comments. I feel better now. I recently read a book that was just plain annoying with all the italics going on.
Like someone mentioned above, it draws attention to the exposition and reveals the writer's presence behind the story.
Introductions & Welcomes / Re: New to the world of writing.
« Last post by Julie Wetzel on Today at 09:00:53 AM »
Thanks Everyone! I've found a lot of great things here so far and everyone is wonderful.

Hey Jules! Thanks for stopping by!
Those who think you must sell your books to make money should spend some time checking out Ksenia Anske, who has made more money giving away her books than I've made selling mine. She does sell books on Amazon and elsewhere, but she also makes them free to download from her site and releases them under a Creative Commons license. Things aren't as simple as they seem, and old publishing models are just that: Old.

OK, since you brought up Ksenia Anske, I will share my experience with the woman. She is a diamond grandmaster of hand selling books. She had the table next to mine at SPOCON this year.

Every person who walks by or who approaches a nearby table, she asks something like, "Are you a reader? What kind of books do you read?" Once they respond, she hands them a copy of one of her books and says something like, "How about a book about a rose garden that eats people? Read the first page and let me know what you think!" She took payments by credit card with her Square thingie, and afterwards she said, "Here, hug an author!" Sometimes, she would say to people who sampled and didn't buy, "I'm going to spank you!" Frequently, she would call out after groups passing by, "Buy my books!" and they would turn around and come to check out her books.

She sold her whole box of books that first day, and over the next two days she had 100+ people pay for books that she promised to order and ship to them.
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