I’ve been quieter than a mouse trying to suppress a fart as it sneaks past a sleeping cat. There are a myriad of uninteresting reasons for that and strangely none of them involve a potato. Alas I am the bearer of some tidings.
For all of you buggers that read eBooks of an electronic variety and are off to lounge around the pool for a week or two sipping cocktails with the sole intention of coming back the colour of the average Essex girl in mid November, you can find practically my entire back catalogue for free throughout July right here on Smashwords. That’s the Non-stop Dancer, PiSlamistan, Mia, All Hallows’ Eve, Existence Is Futile and the Story of Albert Ross absolutely free to your eReaders. If you don’t do eBooks but know somebody who does share this good news. And if you or anyone you know happens to give them a try, please don’t forget to leave a review somewhere or God will quite probably kill a kitten.
In other news, rather unlike me, I have actually been writing. Book number three is well underway and features high commerce, gratuitous sex and mildly depressed fruit. It is quite obviously somewhat a niche market, however, I believe that if the world has a place for dinosaur erotica, I’m going to be just fine. In the meantime, be nice to each other and read books.
Ladies, Gentleman and those of you in between I present to you my latest tale: Mia. A story so short that it would struggle to climb aboard an ant. Nonetheless, it is a story, and a story worth investing 5 minutes in.
Mia was born out of the realisation that sometimes it’s easier to be brutally honest within the boundaries of fiction than spelling it our directly. Recently I found myself drawn to a topic again and again, and I never felt able to address it without my emotions getting the better of me. Somehow I have managed to shoehorn them into a story which I hope will make each of you stop and think.
Without saying anymore I shall leave you with a teaser:
Mia, a troubled young woman is tired of the way her life is. In the blink of an eye she is swept into a moment which changes the course of her life and has serious implications for her future. If only someone would come to her rescue. Unluckily for her, Nobody did.
You can download it for free by clicking on the links below:
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Finally I am both relieved and excited to announce that ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ is now available directly from Smashwords. Just in case you have forgotten what it is all about, check out this short description:
Halloween. The one day a year people wear ridiculous outfits, and drink for reasons they don’t understand. Unless they are British. Then they do that every day.
In a trendy London bar, three friends meet up at a fancy-dress party, in appropriately silly clothes for such an occasion. Each of them content to hide their true selves behind their costumes. The trouble is there are some things you can’t hide from. Like fate.
The good news is that Smashwords now offers the story in a wide variety of formats including Epub and mobi, for those of you that have an e-book reader and a PDF for those of you that don’t. The less good news is that if you don’t have a Smashwords account, you will have to sign up for one. However don’t panic, it only takes a minute and is incredibly straightforward.
To get ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ click here.
P.S. Don’t forget to leave a review on Smashwords and Goodreads once you have read it. And share it with every human being you ever come in contact with!
As some of you may have realised I have quite an obsession with television. As much as it annoys me, I cannot deny that it inspires me. It’s for exactly that reason that for the next 7 days I am going to give ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free. And moreover it’s not without a sense of occasion that I have chosen today.
Today is an important anniversary in the history of television. On October 2, 1925, John Logie Baird managed to transmit moving images with continuous tonal variation. It was arguably the first ever transmission of moving images. It took him until January the following year to perfect his invention. Nevertheless, without it our lives would have looked considerably different.
To commemorate John Logie Baird’s breakthrough I am giving ‘The Story of Albert Ross’ away for free until midnight on the 9th of October. All you have to do, is click here: www.smashwords.com and then choose which file type you wish to download. After you click ‘buy’ you will be prompted to log in or sign up for an account. As soon as you do either, you will be directed to the cart screen where you will find a coupon box underneath the price. Enter the following coupon code – RX23u and then you will have my story for free. The only thing I ask of you is that if you enjoy the story, please review it wherever you find it, as it’s your reviews which encourage others to read my work.
It’s great to finally be able to announce that ‘Existence Is Futile’ is now available as an Ebook. Initially it is available on all Amazon channels including Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com aswell as Smashwords.com. In the coming weeks it should also become turn up on Barnes & Noble and iTunes. As soon as I get any news on those fronts I will let you know.
The Ebooks were the last items on my checklist, with their completion it means that I can finally start focusing on other things. I feel a combination of relief and fear. Relief that I have finally finished my to do list and fear that ‘Existence Is Futile’ is finally out of my hands. I wonder if this is what it feels like to leave your child at the school gates on their first day?
I had another peculiar discovery recently. My book is available in Japan via Junkudo.co.jp It’s certainly the record for the furthest from me. I doubt I will sell a copy there but it amuses me to imagine that somewhere in Tokyo there is someone reading ‘Existence Is Futile’ in a sushi bar and that maybe I will somehow convince them that ninjas exist. Now that would be something to be proud of.