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!

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.

Everything’s Better When It’s Free … Not That It Improves The Actual Quality …

Thought I’d start playing with the coupon generator on Smashwords and offer a blog-based promotion for my new short story.

So, here it is: ¬†the first 20 people to comment on this post with receive, by email, a coupon for a free copy of¬†Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai: ¬†The Chosen Voice. ¬†Just use the coupon code at Smashwords when you add the book to your cart. ¬†You’ll have to sign up to Smashwords to redeem it (if you’re not already signed up ūüôā ), but the process is both easy and free.

And if you particularly enjoy the book – or abhor it, though I’m hoping for the former – please consider writing a review. ¬†As always, I’d love to hear what you think.

My Tom story’s on hold right now – working on the third instalment of¬†Treading Twisted Lines. ¬†All the major aspects of the storyline are down, now I’m working on a little further character development in my pale pink and brown book. ¬†In the process, came up with a nice idea to add to the second instalment. ¬†Can’t believe it wasn’t already there … will cement that relationship much more, I think. ¬†Should probably jot it down before I forget.

This story is more difficult than the first two, though. ¬†It covers events directly after the second instalment, though with a new point of view. ¬†But this is a short story cycle. ¬†Though related, every story must be entirely self-contained. ¬†Cannot assume anyone has read the second instalment (which will hopefully be out in around a month … can’t remember whether I said that in my last post … I could check, but … nah). ¬†And cannot start by covering the events of the end of the second instalment to set the scene – the beginning of the third will be published at the end of the second as a sneak peek … so they would have just read it … I’m rambling a bit now …

I’ll figure it out. ¬†Start with some background on the new protagonist, or about the¬†pecking order¬†in his work environment. ¬†His personal philosophies, views on his life and abilities. ¬†Something along those lines. ¬†Blarg, don’t like starting with only reflections … like starting with action. ¬†Does wandering a garden at night in an irritable state qualify as action?

Looking forward to comments and dishing out 20 lovely free copies ūüôā