Free eBooks Available for Read an eBook Week

Just letting you know that Kayelle Press is happy to participate in Read an eBook Week. They feel it’s important to promote any kind of reading as it really can set the imagination free, if you let it.

Unshackle your mind by downloading their free ebooks during the promotion — 4 March 2012 (starts at one minute past midnight) to 10 March 2012 (ends at 11.59pm, USA Pacific time).

The Land of Miu — always free!
The King’s Riddle — free for one week only!
Hope Anthology — free for one week only!

Get them for FREE from Kayelle Press’ Smashwords page during the promotional period mentioned above only.

Also, I am offering the Speculative Realms Anthology for free as well. Head over to the Speculative Realms’ Smashwords Page to download the free ebook.

Reminder: Don’t forget to use the coupon code, which will only appear on the individual pages for the books during the promotion period, when completing the checkout process.

National Year of Reading Special Offer

Happy New Year! I hope all your dreams come true in the next twelve months. More importantly, I hope you are happy, healthy and stay safe.

2012 is the National Year of Reading. It’s a year to encourage people to read more or simply to learn to read better.

With this in mind, I am offering ebooks for download at the grand price of nothing! That’s right, they are free for the taking, but you must use the coupon codes listed below at the check out. And you must do this before 31 January 2012, as that’s when the offer expires.

First up, is the Speculative Realms anthology:

Promotional price: Absolutely Free!
Coupon Code: YR74C
Expires: January 31, 2012

Secondly, is the Hope anthology:

Promotional price: Again, Absolutely Free!
Coupon Code: HJ58A
Expires: January 31, 2012

All you have to do is follow the link to the respective pages at Smashwords, click on “Add to Cart”, type in the coupon code above and download the version that suits you best. Then, add the file to your ereader and start reading.

And finaly, there is The Land of Miu, which is always free but I felt compelled to ensure you knew that. For this ebook there is no coupon code, just go to “The Land of Miu” Smashword’s page and download the version you want.

Happy reading and Happy New Year!

Free eBooks for Summer/Winter

I’ve heard that some people only read in the summer and others love to read in front of a warm fire during winter, so it seemed appropriate for me to add my ebooks to the Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale July 1-31 because as Smashwords have so rightly acknowledged, “It’s summer in the Northern Hemiphere, and winter for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere.”

And if people really love to read then why not give the ebooks away for free!

So that is what I’ve done. You can get a copy of Cat’s Eyes and/or Speculative Realms: Where there’s a will, there’s a way right now for free. But this deal is only valid until 31 July 2011.

Click on the book covers above to be taken to the ebook of your choice. Or, grab a copy of them both. Membership to the Smashwords website is free, so it will cost you exactly nothing but a few minutes of your time.

If you enjoy the ebooks, please take a moment or two to write a quick review. It would be much appreciated.

Grab your free download now at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/540030

Anthology Available for iPhone, Kindle, etc

Originally posted on another website on 21 January 2010, but edited for the purposes of posting here.

The anthology, Speculative Realms, which includes my story Where Strength Lies, is now available in many ebook formats. These formats include epub for iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook and most mobile apps; mobi for Kindle and many handheld devices; pdb for Palm Pilot devices, PalmOS, Symbian OS and several others; and, then there’s pdf, rtf and plain text for use on computers and some other devices.

New eBook Formats Available Soon for Speculative Realms Anthology

Originally posted on another site on 19 January 2010.

I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but it’s been absolutely necessary. I’m under contract to get some work done by the 25th of this month…and it’s looking as though I’ll make the deadline. 🙂

Speculative Realms is proud to announce that by the end of this week, the anthology will be available in many more formats. They are:

epub
An open industry format, supported by the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, most mobile apps [Stanza, Aldiko, Shortcovers], and many other reading systems.

Sony Reader (LRF)
LRF is the format used on Sony Reader ebook devices.

Kindle (.mobi)
Mobipocket is an eBook format supported on Windows PCs and many handheld devices.

Palm Doc (PDB)
PalmDoc is a format primarily used on Palm Pilot devices, but readers are available for PalmOS, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile Pocket PC/Smartphone, desktop Windows, and Macintosh.

PDF
Portable Document Format, or PDF, is a file format readable by most devices, including handheld e-readers, PDAs, and computers.

RTF
Rich Text Format, or RTF, is a cross-platform document format supported by many word processors and devices. Usually pretty good at preserving original formatting from Word documents.

Plain Text
Plain text is the most widely supported file format, working on nearly all readers and devices.

More details, including location where these can be purchased, will be announced as soon as they are available to the public.

The Road Divides and I Must Go Astray

Originally posted on another site on 15 January 2010.

The return to work has seen me fall behind in my blogging as it means I, once again, am getting up very early and doing a lot of travelling. This week, being my first week back, has left me feeling tired, too tired to write or even think about writing…much! And I’m even having trouble keeping my eyes open enough to read. Strangely, I don’t seem to have the same trouble with Bejeweled 2 on my iPod Touch. 😉

Next week will be different. It has to be because I stand at a place where the road divides. I already know which road I must take. Unfortunately, it will take me away from Whispering Caves, but only for a short time. In fact, the road is quite short and if I don’t hurry to do what needs to be done I’ll find myself falling over a cliff at the end of the road. Sounds bad, doesn’t it, but I’m dramatising the situation for your benefit.

This road is a necessity. It’s for the anthology and I’m very excited about the new direction we are going in. However, that grand news will be announced on another day so be sure to return here in a week or so to find out what the fuss is all about – you might even get yourself a bargain!

Anthology On Special at Amazon

Yes, the Speculative Realms anthology is on special over at Amazon. At the time of this post, it was selling at $11.19, however, I saw it for $5.88 last week, so the price is slowly creeping back to the recommended price of $15.95.

My story “Where Strength Lies” is included in the anthology. It’s about a woman who would do anything to save her young son, even go against strong mages who are determined to take him from her. But mine is only one of the stories in the book. You’ll also find a story about a young man stepping into Hell to say what he needs to say to his deceased father, but those who go to Hell are not allowed to leave and this young man isn’t even dead! Then there’s the story of the evil girls who play with the minds of the occupants of a dilapidate house in the wilderness. Not to forget the stories about the man who battles a dragon, the man who must shout when he can’t even talk to save the woman he loves, and the mage with women troubles.

If you haven’t got a copy of the anthology, then now is the perfect time to purchase a copy…while the price is low.

Author Interview: Me!

No, this isn’t the first day of the month and it’s not the usual author interview that you would see on this website. Today, I’m announcing that I’ve been on the receiving end and have given an author interview. The results can be found over at Allie Boniface’s Website.

Be sure to check out the contest details because there are freebies being given away, including a copy of Speculative Realms: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. So, if you want a chance to win, make sure you leave a comment over at Allie’s website (although I really won’t mind if you leave a comment here too!) 😉