Friday, July 15, 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY (Jul 15) @Smashwords site-wide promo roundup Wk 3

It's week 3 of the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale bonanza and I've got all of last week's features and 3 new titles to share.

Before we jump into the books, though, just a quick mention for TC's Booked Up where it's Friday Blog Hop, so hop on over to her blog and see what Tracy's been reading this week! She's a speed reader! On this week's Friday Meme Tracy's wondering where you get your books to read. Well, hopefully, this week you're getting your eBooks here! *haha* I must confess, I rarely read eBooks and because I'm broke, usually I get my Dead Tree Books (DTBs) from the Great American Library System. Lately, I tend to write more than I read--but isn't that the idea for an author?

Speaking of reading here are your great free reads for the week, lined up in reverse order with the new entries on top and the repeats (loosely grouped by like genres) below. Be sure to let your friends know about the Webbiegrrl's Writings blog (subscribe to it on Kindle if you'd like) because every Friday there'll be another list of free reads. Also, let the authors know you appreciated getting a free copy of their book by leaving them a review after you're done reading it as "payment" for the gift. You'd be amazed how much reader reviews mean to us fragile artiste types!

First up, a gritty Romantic Suspense, The Trouble with Green (approx. 68985 words), by Liv James.

Josie’s life turns upside down when her earth-friendly inns get national press. Her architect husband gets a job offer on the other side of the country, the owners of her best inn disappear, and an unwanted guest drags danger to her door. As Josie is drawn deeper into her guest's twisted plan, she determines that she must fight the ghosts of her past if she has any hope of survival.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Next up, a coming-of-age story about a young teen coming to grips with her homosexuality in the midst of a town full of intolerance. This story highlights the important role played by those rare gems, the teachers who care more about their students than they do about themselves. Unconditional (approx. 66749  words) by Shannon "Shane" DuBey.

A small town filled with prying eyes. A high school that tolerates bullying and violence. Parents who cannot handle news of their child being different. These are the three most volatile components of any teen struggling to find their way and the mixture brews more trouble than most can imagine.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Our first non-fiction entry is this week's Lakeland Hunting Memories (approx. 3515 words) by Wendy Fraser. This is part one of a series.

Recollections of Lakeland hunting in the '50s and '60s. This first volume is an introduction to further, larger volumes which will be compiled from the popular web site Lakeland Hunting Memories established three years ago by Ron Black and Wendy Fraser. Here are some pages that are soon to be archived.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Back for another week, The Gods in the Jungle (approx. 125879 words) is a steampunky, alternate-world science fiction novel by Rik Roots.

The jungle city of Bassakesh holds the keys to the future of the Vreski Empire; it is the sole source of the valuable Vedegga dye. Delesse, the Governor's daughter, is marrying Loken, heir to one of the most powerful Clans in the Empire. When plague disrupts the wedding plans, Delesse, with her friends, has to fight to save the city, punish its enemies, and marry the man she loves.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Next is another scifi story, The Ultimate Choice (approx. 80249 words), a near-future science fiction dystopia by Lisa Hinsley.

In a dystopian near-future, worldwide overpopulation has led to a government dedicated to reducing citizen numbers. Suicide is legalised, food is rationed, and reproduction forbidden without the proper permissions. Cassie O’Neil broke the law, she had sex before marriage. She is sentenced to die on the game show, The Ultimate Choice, but when a contestant collapses Cassie takes her chance and runs. Staying alive is hard with no ration card and no place to hide. But she is the woman who refuses to die. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

This book is currently priced as FREE and, therefore, requires no coupon code.

Next up, a trio from British author, Dan Holloway, starting with the literary gem, Songs from the Other Side of the Wall  (approx. 75465 words).

18 year-old Szandi is part of Budapest’s vibrant, cosmopolitan art scene, sharing a flat and a bohemian lifestyle with her lover and fellow sculptress, Yang. Then a letter arrives that threatens everything, and forces her to choose once and for all: between the past and the present; between East and West; between her family and her lover. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Next up from Dan is a collection of poems, life: razorblades included (approx. 7682 words), which also contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Whether or not to kill yourself is not the only question. It’s just the start. This collection of poems and stories is held together by a single theme. The decision to live. Not the happy ever after that comes when deliberation ends, but the beginning of the exhilarating, impossible decision to wake up, open your eyes, and truly live, with all the terrifying consequences that decision brings.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Dan's even versatile enough to have a Young Adult entry in the Smashwords sale and coincidentally, also one of Amazon's 9 Best-Selling Indie Authors in the Summer Book Club on Kindle: Black Heart High (approx.29228 words) is a YA/Urban fantasy.

In life he was her strength. In death she must be his. In the tradition of the very best HBO miniseries, Black Heart High is part 1 of a series of heart-stopping and heart-breaking 2 hour reads from bestselling Kindle author Dan Holloway, released one every 2 months over the course of a year.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Changing gears, we have Miss Kitty's ChickLit, Let's Do Lunch (approx. 77104 words) by K.A. Jordan.

Lindsey Bennett is caught between two men, one will tease her into telling her secrets, the other will use her; both are capable of killing. Surrounded by criminals, deceived on all sides, and catapulted from crisis to crisis, can Lindsey stay focused? Her restaurant and her life are at stake.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Staying with the meme of criminal elements let's move onto Living Hell (approx. 100530 words) by Lisa Scullard.

Kim Blackshields is Jericho's blackmailer, keeping an eye on who's doing what, or to whom, never mind the reason - so long as it pays. But even in a modern-day Satanic, small-town society rife with crime, espionage and corruption, there are still those who'll try and take advantage of the weak and impressionable. Even here, some things are frowned upon. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Also by Lisa Scullard is the duology of Chick Lit/Crime/Humour, Death + The City: Heavy Duty Edition (approx. 280532 words).

Unlikely nightclub bouncer Lara Leatherstone - not her real name, she got it off an Internet Name Generator... And Pest Control sniper-turned-police officer Connor Reeves - also not his real name, how he came by his, is even less clear... Both are obliged to work their way through the To Do List of Hollywood Hit-Men, an epidemic of contract killers - erasing these pests with minimum fuss. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)


Rounding out this week's collection are two from British author, Danny Gillan, both of which will make you smile, at least a little, and hopefully laugh--right out loud, so put the drinks down and save a screen!

Scratch (approx. 97612 words) is a comedy of the human condition by Danny Gillan.

An unexpected reminder of his past prompts Jim Cooper, a 33 year-old Glaswegian call centre worker, to make a big decision. He’s going back to adulthood ground-zero - no job, no debt, no, er, home, and starting again. Maybe this time he can do it right and get the girl. The fact that the girl is already married and living in another country and her Bruce Lee obsessed dad apparently wants to turn Jim into his latest pet are only two of the obstacles he faces.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Then top off your day with A Selection of Meats And Cheeses. Included are 12 short stories--some sad, some funny; some serious, some silly; some poignant, some pointless--wherein you'll meet homicidal Estate Agents (for Americans, that's a realtor, not an agent of an estate of a dead person but then, you never know; someone could die!), happy mendicants, inept stalkers and rubbish action heroes. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Use coupon code SSWSF at checkout to get this book free (July 1-31, 2011)

Come back tomorrow for my Saturday Surprise and have a great weekend everyone!
.

No comments: