Friday, July 1, 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Your Holiday Weekend Reads & Memes

Before I jump into the Freebies, I'm pleased to announce the start of what I hope will be a new Friday regular event. I'll be cross-linking my Freebie Friday posts with TopCat over at Booked Up, who runs a meme blog each week, connecting us all in the chain to Parajunkee's Follow Friday and Crazy for Books' Book Blogger Hop. Looking forward to seeing what TC has going on this week.

While we're waiting, of course, I've got a bunchaton of books to help pass the tiem this Freebie Friday of a holiday weekend. Whether you're Canada this July 1st or enjoying the long weekend for the 4th of July on Monday, this weekend across North America, the beaches are going to be packed with readers and you'll need to load up your Kindle, Nook or other eReader to join in the fun!

On the old favorites list is The Gods in the Jungle, a steampunky, alternate-world science fiction novel (approx. 125879 words) by Rik Roots. A big hit in last week's Freebie Friday, this book will make a great read to take to the beach for the upcoming holiday weekend!

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, 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.

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.

The last SF'nal entry this Freebie Friday bonanza is my very own Jewish Inspirational / Romantic Comedy set in the future and with some supernatural fantasy elements, Coming Home (Dicky's Story) (approx. 183,000 words) by Sarah R. Yoffa.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Dicky's Story will make you laugh, cry, laugh some more and then you'll shudder before you *ahem* come to the end of the faith walk and feel those Holy Ghost bumps! This long book is a fun read you won't be able to put down once you start--and will wish was longer once you're done. It's not a mystery, Dicky will "find G*d" and he will "get the girl" but the journey he takes to get there just might help you "come home" to yourself, too.

To get this book FREE use coupon code CS74F at checkout.
(Coupon valid two days, Fri/Sat, July 1-2, 2011)

Continuing on the light-hearted thread, we have Remember Newvember, a ChickLit novel (approx. 66905 words) by Jennifer Bogart.

The entire fiasco started as a dare. Try one new thing each day for 30 days – make it entertaining, call it Newvember and create a weblog to track the adventures. Willow thought she could keep things simple and maintain control; how could she know her entire life was about to unravel?

To get this book FREE use coupon code YR92D at checkout.
(Coupon valid one day only, Friday, July 1, 2011

Next up is Impressive Bravado (approx. 8690 words), a debut ChickLit short story by K.A. Jordan. This is the first entry of a planned series of shorts featuring the lady horse doctor, Katie McCarty.

Deputy Sheriff Shallamon calls Katie McCarty DMV for her opinion of horse mutilations. Someone is targeting local stallions for unauthorized neutering. Anyone with the bravado to sneak into a barn and perform these operations has to be crazy. Is it barn rivalry or something even more sinister? (Revised 5/25/11)

This short story is now priced at FREE so no coupon is required at checkout.

Rounding up our Freebie Friday for the holiday weekend is a literary historical short story by Shayne Parkinson. Although related to her 4-book series by the fact it's also set in the author's homeland of New Zealand, All I Want (approx. 4923 words) is a standalone short story. Set in the wake of the Great War, a soldier and his bride turn a wasteland into a home.This is a tale of hope and sorrow; of loss and enduring love.

This short story is now priced at FREE so no coupon is required at checkout.


1 comment:

Ms Kitty said...

Smashwords promotion started today;
'Let's Do Lunch' and 'Turned Out' are both free with this code: SSWSF