Valentine’s Day is for Book Lovers

For those who love to read, we give our hearts to books. Reading a book can be like going on a date. Sometimes, it’s an amazing experience, and you become obsessed and want more. Other times… not so much. And then there are those times when you’re not so sure. Maybe you’ll read the second book in the series and, when you do, that’s when you fall in love.

So, on this special day, celebrate the love of your life! Oh, and maybe go on a date if you really have to. Regardless, crack open a book and let your heart soar.

Need more books to love? Of course you do! The following books and promotions contain freebies along with some bargains. These are all limited time offers and some won’t last beyond February 15, 2018, so click now or forever hold your peace.

First, big news! Tor is rebooting their Ebook of the Month Club. Every month, they will give away a free book. This month it’s a biggie: Robert Jordan’s Eye of the World. All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter. This deal is done on February 15, 2018, so sign up now!


Don’t miss these limited time free ebooks!

FairyGuard   FairyPrince   Falls

Discovery   HiddenMagic   Blood

Free and bargain books in the following awesome promotions!




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My books, FAKEFOLLY, and HIDDEN are available on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

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Cheap and Free Books to Hook

I’m an author, but I’m also an avid reader and I love discovering new authors and series through deals and promotions. A cheap or free first-in-series or prequel novella is a great, no-risk way to decide if you really like the story, characters, and the author’s style. If so, I’ll gladly pay more to keep reading.

Looking for something to get you hooked? Check out these great promos and free books.

These three fine reads are always free, so download and dig in.

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Buyer be warned: all of the following promos end on January 31, 2018. They are loaded with awesome books, so don’t miss out!





My monthly newsletter, Wandering Times, includes news, contests, deals and steals. SUBSCRIBE NOW and receive a free coloring book, Dragons: A Crossroads Coloring Book.


My books, FAKEFOLLY, and HIDDEN are available on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

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Friday Bargains and Freebies

I’ve been posting a lot of writer news lately, but this is also a blog for readers. I love to read and I have an eReader packed with all kinds of good stuff from both traditionally published and independent authors.

The reason I usually post Kindle freebies is because I have a Kindle and the Kindle app is available for all kinds of devices. I don’t want people to think I’m Amazon biased and I do look for other eReader resources. Part of the problem is that Amazon is nicely set up for bargains and freebies. They’ve made it part of their business model. Barnes & Noble, not so much. It’s hard to find the cheap thrills on their website. Apple has gotten a lot better in that regard, but it’s hard to include those links since iTunes isn’t web-friendly.

So, eBook retailers, if you’re out there, please note: free and bargain books have made me purchase more books than I ordinarily would have. They have pointed me at authors I might not have noticed. If I like a book, chances are I will buy that author’s next book. If I really, really want a book, I will probably buy it at full price.

Today, I have two websites to share for readers and writers, but particularly readers.

The first is Indies Unlimited. This is a website for readers and writers of independently published books. Every Thursday, they host Thrifty Thursday. In the comments section of that day’s post, independent authors can add links to their books costing $0.99 or less. Every Friday is Freebie Friday. In the comments section of that day’s post, independent authors can add links to their free-for-now books.

The links for this site are below. The links for Thrifty Thursday and Freebie Friday are only good for those dates, i.e., 3/14/13 and 3/15/13. You must visit the main site each week and click on the new posts for that week.

The second is BookBub. This is a free service that sends daily emails containing lists of free and bargain eBooks. You can choose which genres you want to receive and you can also choose the format, including Kindle, Apple, Kobo, B&N, Sony, etc. If you don’t want to receive an email, you can also find book deals on their website. I’ll have to say that while I don’t like retail email, I do look forward to my daily BookBub message. The links are below.

To receive information and deals throughout the day, you can like Indies Unlimited and BookBub on Facebook and follow Indies Unlimited and BookBub on Twitter.

eBook Lessons and Bargains

I received a Kindle Touch for my birthday this year. Since then, I’ve learned a number of lessons about eBooks.

  1. eBooks are expensive! My heart sank when I looked at the books I wanted and discovered many cost more than the paperback versions.
  2. eBooks are free! My heart soared when I discovered the abundance of free eBooks. Also, eBooks can be borrowed from the library. My reading possibilities seemed endless. However…
  3. Sometimes, you get what you pay for. My heart resumed business as usual. I’ve picked up some freebies that were awesome and some that were duds, but the same goes for books that I’ve paid for.

My year-end lesson is that what really counts is quality, not price. Of course, it’s easy to download a free book and if I don’t like it, simply discard it. That’s a lot more painful when I’ve paid $9.99.

I don’t want to be a perpetual literary freeloader. Authors should be paid for their work. The freebies have been a great way to be introduced to new authors and if I like the free book, I will often buy that author’s next book.

A happy medium between freebies and full price are bargain books. Every day, Amazon offers daily deals and every month offers 100 books for $3.99 or less. The price drop can be pretty steep, so these are well worth checking out. Since today is December 31, I suggest hopping over there right now.

Kindle Daily Deals (December 31, 2012)

100 Books for $3.99 or Less (December 2012)

Today I picked up a couple of books that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. Both books are deeply discounted.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” looks creepy, scary and fun. It has to do with a teenage boy exploring an abandoned orphanage and finding strange photographs. Today’s price: $1.99.

“A Year of Biblical Womanhood” is the true story of a woman who lives the Bible’s laws for women for a year. I love the subtitle: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master.” It sounds like a funny, informative and inspirational read. Today’s price: $1.99.

An additional bargain to note, one I’ve already read and enjoyed, is the first Lemony Snicket book, “A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning.” It’s a dark, drolly written tale suitable for children and adults. Today’s price: $1.99.

I just looked out my window. It’s starting to snow. Perfect weather for reading. eReader in one hand, hot drink in the other and warm kitty on my lap, I’m looking forward to a happy new year.

Happy New Year to you all!