Friday, September 30, 2011

FREEBIE FRIDAY (Sep 30) #romance #mystery #freereads #fridayreads #weekendgoodreads @buttaflii @p_fenton @dannygillan @ruby_barnes

Welcome back! This week, we've got two repeats and a new arrival.

First up is a return from the Summer Winter Sale:  Samsara (approx. 95820 words) the Gothic Paranormal Romance from Sara E. Collins (@buttaflii).

Summer James knows how temporary life is, but she is about to discover that true love can transcend death when you find the one you are destined to be with forever. When Summer James accidentally stumbles into the arms of the enigmatic Boden Phelan on her twenty first birthday, she is unaware that their first meeting is in fact a reunion. Once the truth unfolds, her past life collides with her present one and Summer is forced to deal with a trail of consequences and doubts before she can begin her long awaited happily ever after.

NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

To get this book free, use coupon code VT55L at checkout (coupon expires October 1, 2011)

Next up is newcomer Paul Fenton (@p_fenton) with his suspense mystery, Punchline (approx. 100459 words).

I have to say, from the description, I sense this is another one of those fun little Britishisms like some of the bites in Scots author Danny Gillan's Selection of Meats & Cheeses or Irish author Ruby Barnes's mystery suspense novel Peril, both of which I downloaded when they were free here on the blog and both of which I did actually enjoy reading. I've gotten myself a copy of this book to check out, too!

They say everyone has a novel in them. Luca Pope had five, until they were stolen. He sets out to track down and corner the plagiarists - if they'd just stay alive long enough to give him answers. Urged on by outrage and instability, Luca departs his career of salaried apathy to pursue the life which has been brazenly stolen from him: successful novelist … or failing that, serial killer.

NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

To get this book free, use coupon code HU35T at checkout (coupon expires October 1, 2011)

The last entry this week is my very own Jewish Inspirational / Romantic Comedy, Coming Home (Dicky's Story), by Sarah R. Yoffa (@webbiegrl) which I decided to make FREE for the holidays--the Jewish holidays, or Haggim, which started with Rosh Hashanah on Wed, Sep. 28 and run through Simchat Torah on Fri, Oct. 21.

This is a limited edition cover (thank gawwwwd, huh?) because I hope to be done cartooning Dicky for the new cover artwork around the end of October--or just after this book comes off the holiday promo. If you'd like a copy of this original cover art autographed by me, please leave a comment on the Webbiegrrl Writer Facebook Page or tweet @webbiegrrl and I'll get in touch to arrange it.

They say when God closes a door, He opens a window, so what happens when it all comes crashing down on top of you?

Dicky's a Godless soul and he likes it that way. In the undergound world of The Colony, Dicky eeks out a living by stealing scraps and cheating the automated system. His lifestyle may not be ethical but even a Thief has morals, so when he sees a kid in trouble, instincts propel him into action. The Kid introduces Dicky to a world he never knew existed—and a woman he only imagined in his wildest dreams.

Leah hasn’t got much of a life in The Colony and conformance to the rules has never been her forte—as her family has pointed out every chance they get. Her only escape from the fault-finding has been helping to care for Itzick, the sole surviving son of an elderly couple. Itzick is far more than just the end of a family line. Leah is one of the few who know the Kid's true place in the world of The Colony.

When another cave-in brings the world crashing down and Leah’s own brother disowns her in the middle of the chaos, she finally decides she’s had enough. Better to die free than live enslaved, but she can’t leave without knowing Itzick is safe. The Kid’s been taken in by a Thief, so Leah must enter a world she’d only seen from a distance and, to come out again, not lose her heart to a lost soul named Dicky.

NOTE: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under (including sexually explicit themes and graphic sexual descriptions).

This book is priced FREE (until October 21, 2011) so no coupon will be required.

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Jenn said...

I'm here!
I checked out these books!
Hope to read them soon!
My homework is done, lol..

Webbiegrrl Writer said...

Good girl, Jenn! This will be on the final and count as 10% of your grade :-)

Melissa said...

Just downloaded Coming Home! And I already have a copy of Sara's book.

Webbiegrrl Writer said...

Thank you, Melissa. Enjoy it but do me a favor--DO NOT think that is illustrative of how I write or the way my writing sounds. It's not. At all.

I tell people that but when those people are fellow writers they think I'm just couching against a bad opinion or something. I'm not. I'm actually very happy with Dicky's Story (for what it is) but it's soooooo totally different from "me" and how I "normally" sound it's just too close to a "bait & switch" to suggest that's a good example of my writing. I almost published it under a made-up name just to keep my violent, sexual and explicit Romantic Suspense totally separated from this passivistic, spiritual, sweet, tender and yeah, okay, sensual story of faith and love.

My Romantic Suspense is about love, in its own way, but not so much on the spiritual stuff *haha* (I'm thinking of some of my characters and their actual disdainful sacriligeous language. Dicky and Leah would gawk in shock and Lacey and Rainey, forex...hey, Lacey and Rainey kind of shock *ME*!!)

Plus fellow writers always notice Dicky's Story is told in the first person male while 100% of my other work is third person multiple POV. VERY different all around.