Treading Twisted Now Free

Huzzah, happiness and good things – it’s Read an Ebook Week. Consequently, every single one of my books – the whole Treading Twisted series as it currently stands, from The Chosen Voice all the way to¬†A Courtesy Call – is free at Smashwords until 12 March when you use the code RW100. A whole series … as it currently stands … for free is a pretty good deal, I think. By partaking of this offer also, you make a humble author most happy ūüôā

You can have a lovely browse of the series right here on my Smashwords author page.

Would love any feedback, critique, support, manic grinning of enjoyment … anything you’d like to offer that you get out of my stories. I hope there is much said manic grinning of enjoyment … if you enjoy them.¬†Thanks in advance to all the lovely people for your support and hope to hear good things from you!

Dry Spell Released

Decided now was as good a time as any to release¬†Dry Spell,¬†an uber-short story that I wrote in January. ¬†It’s up for free on Smashwords if you’d like to have a look. ¬†Young adult drama with a hint of fantasy,¬†Dry Spell¬†tells of teenager Paul Fields’s difficulties getting through drought when an inner voice¬†keeps urging him to hurt anyone nearby.

cover2Paul Fields has had a rough few years: elfin mother assaulted, well-known father arrested, and unfairly turned away from his rugby club. Now, the weight of the clouds is upon him. And as Paul sits unwillingly through his younger brother’s school play, intrusive thoughts of violence assail him, demanding he act. His brother in his arms, will Paul break him to ease the suffering of all?

Click here to have a look or download ūüôā

The Best Time to Release a Short Story

Didn’t sit down at the computer soon enough tonight to get anything interesting or vaguely entertaining written. Watched the new episode of Game of Thrones, instead. Hooray for some nice character development in some of my favourites.

I’ve decided to release Dry Spell – the short story I finished in January and blogged a little while ago – for free over Smashwords. It’s all ready to go. I’m just trying to figure the best time to release it. The best time, of course, being when to release it here in Australia so the most people possible see it in the US while its featured on the front page. Not that I’m specifically targetting a US audience. I’m just quite sure the majority of Smashwords users are from there. And honestly, I need the exposure if I’m to attract any attention to the Treading Twisted Lines series.

With that in mind, if anyone would like to review any of the three currently released instalments of Treading Twisted Lines on Smashwords, Goodreads, the iTunes store – anywhere, really –¬†leave me a comment somewhere and I’ll get you a free copy to do so with. I’m starting to fish for reviews, I know. I’m just not sure what else to do at this point aside from ask.

Feeling a touch low, sorry. I’ll stop going on so. ¬†Shall make a note here once Dry Spell is released.

Release of the Third Instalment! It Was Managed Before New Year! Hooray!

Said I hoped to manage it before we all ticked on over into 2013, and so it was done. Just.

The third instalment of my fantasy short story cycle Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai is now available from Smashwords as a FREE DOWNLOAD.

Had to capitalise that. Just to see what it looked like.

I like it enough to leave it.

This book is called¬†The Rat.¬†Comments from pre-publishing readers have included “confronting” and “captures the utter hopelessness of the situation.” I hope you download it and give it a read. Let me know what you think with a comment, or even a review on Smashwords, if you particularly like/don’t like it. And if you haven’t read the first two instalments – they are all stand alone books, but you’ll pick up connections and relations between the stories and characters if you read them all – The Chosen Voice and Under the Bright Water are both available from Smashwords and an array of good online retailers.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2013 will be a happy year of life and blogging for us all.

Free Once Again – This Time, Immediately!

Experimenting with a different type of promotion for¬†Under the Bright Water. ¬†Need to do lots of experimenting. ¬†See what works. ¬†And what doesn’t. ¬†Always learning, we are.

So. ¬†Because you’re all so lovely for popping into my blog every now and then, I’d like to offer you all a free coupon for the second instalment of the Treading Twisted Lines series. ¬†After clicking “add to cart”¬†here on Under The Bright Water’s Smashwords page, just enter the coupon code below to receive your lovely free copy.

Here’s the free coupon code: ¬†UT82F

It expires on 1 December, so make sure to download your copy by then!

Looking forward to hearing what people think. ¬†Advice, critique, praise – any feedback is welcome! ¬†And if you haven’t had a look at the first story in the series,¬†The Chosen Voice, you can view its Smashwords page here.¬† Thanks again for all the support – such a little blog is even smaller without a few nice readers.

In other news, still trolling about for literary agents. ¬†Re-worked my query and shall send it to two more tomorrow morning after a final edit. ¬†Also, have a bit of a plan for National Novel Writing Month. ¬†I was all silly, and thought we weren’t supposed to start planning until 1 November, but have since read otherwise and put a few bare bones together. ¬†Already making matters difficult for myself – seems to be short story cycle within a novel, and leaning towards literary fiction at that. ¬†Oh wells. ¬†Even if I don’t finish within the month, should put a big dent in it, and eventually I’ll have something unusual to add to my portfolio.