Thursday, December 1, 2016

Free this weekend at Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, Google Play, and Smashwords

It's the first weekend of the month, and that means author Patty Jansen has put together a massive list of free ebooks for fans of science fiction and fantasy.

At her website, all the titles have been organized according to retailers. Readers worldwide will be able to find a free read. This is a great way to discover new authors that might not be presented to you when you're browsing at a retail site. There's so many hidden gems, and promotions like these uncover them for you. Lists made by Jansen offer you one of the few venues for discovering free ebooks at Google Play or Smashwords.

This month, I have a title available in the promotion. It's the historical fantasy Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale.

See Werelord Thal and many other fine novels during this promotion. All listed titles will be free on December 3rd and 4th. Many of them are free all of the time.

Free on Kindle

Free at Kobo

Free for Nook

Free at iBooks

Free at Google Play

Free at Smashwords

Did you miss the free promotion days?

You can still read Werelord Thal for free.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Take a break from shopping on your iPad with iBooks

You've been browsing for gift ideas and comparing prices on your iPad or tablet until you don't know what to choose. When you get to that point, it's good to shift internet gears and move into entertainment mode. The relaxing pleasure of reading novels is another use for your tablet. As always, reading offers an alternative when you're not in the mood for the passive consumption of video content.

Taking a break to pick up a wee goodie for yourself might break the ice of gift shopping. The jealous spots in the reptilian relics of your brains might need a little soothing before you slog through decisions about gifts for kids, spouses, and the office secret Santa program.

If you're chilling on an iPad, you have access to a huge catalog of ebooks at iBooks. It's the book-reading platform within the Apple operating system and it's part of the iTunes ecosystem.

Some of my free titles that might interest you there are:

For foodie willing to explore the simplicity of vintage recipes, I'll suggest:

In it, I present over 60 recipes salvaged from my grandmother's handwritten cookbook started in the 1920s. With the holidays on the horizon, you might be interested in the chapter about fruitcakes. (They're marvelous and mood altering!).


Friday, November 25, 2016

A career author becomes a hybrid author

I recently joined a writers' group in my community. I've never had an opportunity to do this before, and it's been great being exposed to other writers and their career paths.

One member is Maris Soule, who has enjoyed a long career as a romance and thriller author. (See a list of her books.) Her works have been read by 100,000s of thousands of people over the years. She has a new book coming out this spring from a publisher, but today I'm going to talk about her release of a title on Kindle. She's done this as an indie author after regaining her rights to Heiress Seeking Perfect Husband, which Silhouette had originally published in 1997.

At the time, the novel had been produced as a paperback. Fast forward to 2016, and Soule was able to prepare the novel for digital publication because she still had the manuscript on a computer disc.

Although Soule still publishes traditionally, she also takes advantage of the publishing opportunities available to anyone. By self producing her works that she has rights to, she can keep her creations in front of potential audiences and sustain her career.

I'm eager to learn more about her experiences as an author.

Heiress Seeking Perfect Husband is $2.99 in the Kindle Store and available to Kindle Unlimited readers. 

Shannon Powell thinks the interview is over when she mentions that her late husband never wrote her love letters. She isn’t prepared for a headline that says, “Heiress Wants Love Letters.” When the letters start arriving, she decides to answer a even meet some of the men. Clint Dawson isn’t sure what to do. His title is chauffeur, but Shannon’s late husband actually hired Clint to be her bodyguard. She’s said she doesn’t need a bodyguard and has threatened to fire him if that’s his job, which means he must keep Shannon from seeing him as he follows her on her dates. What’s worse, Clint ends up writing letters for one of the would-be suitors. It’s Cyrano de Bergerac all over again as Clint writes the words he’d love to tell her in person, if he only felt worthy.

A note from Tracy Falbe: Be the first to know about my new releases and special sales at Brave Luck Books. Join the Readers' List. Ebooks and audiobooks available worldwide. Print in select countries.