Friday, July 8, 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale Wk 2

This week, we have some new entries and I'll be repeating the collection of Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale entries as I get them, so the bottom of the post has previously-featured freebies you might have missed. Get them now while you can!!

First up is a double-whammy of Chick Lit/Crime/Humour from Lisa Scullard, Death & The City: Heavy Duty Edition (approx. 280532 words), this is a duology of two volumes in a series.

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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for free July 1-31, 2011.

When a youth club Halloween event has to replace the live band at short notice, The Hellraisers step in, and manage to live up to their name. Retro grunge fiction for the "Goonies" generation... enter, one teenage blackmailer, one troubled band frontman, one questionably unresolved suicide, and an alternative religious history, for an irreverent and unpredictable swipe at youth culture and the power of the small-time Media. NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

Use code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for free July 1-31, 2011.

This is the last time you'll see it here so grab this Freebie Friday while you can! The Gods in the Jungle is a steampunky, alternate-world science fiction novel (approx. 125879 words) 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.

To get this book FREE use coupon code NR38B at checkout.
(Coupon valid until July 17, 2011)


Next up is another British author and another scifi story you'll enjoy: The Ultimate Choice, a near-future science fiction adventure (approx. 80249 words) 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, if you haven't tried some of the delightful short stories from Brit Danny Gillan already, check out his anthology, 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.

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


Also try Danny Gillan's novel-length storytelling with Scratch a comedy of the human condition (approx. 97612 words), priced right for July.

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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for free July 1-31, 2011.

Next up, a trio from Brit, 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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for 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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for 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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for free July 1-31, 2011.


Last but not least we have Miss Kitty's Mystery 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 code SSWSF at checkout to get this book for free July 1-31, 2011.


Now, just to see if you've scrolled down this far (haha) this week's Friday Memes from Tracy over at Booked Up are answering the question "What's the worst book you've ever read?" (hopefully, not one of the ones mentioned here!) and doing the Blog Hop--mentioning someone else's Freebie Friday giveaways, which is Tracy's link back to here! Now I'm confused ((GGG)) Click through to see what Tracy thought was the worst book ever and to read some of her "best read" reviews. She sure did a lot of reading this week!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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