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The Gunslinger – Freebie Send to Kindle

pieces (small cover) Mike Crane is the author of Pieces, a short story collection. The Gunslinger is part of the collection. If you like this story, you might also want to investigate his second collection: In Decline. His work has appeared in several other anthologies. He usually writes slice of life and horror, but this story is a cute “read to your children” kind of story!

Read online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle button will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

If you think your friends would like to read the story, use the facebook or tweet buttons below to share on your social media sites. Everyone is welcome!

For other Send to Kindle free stories visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!


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Posted: September 22, 2014

Dragons and Dogs

savingCame across this book at Kobo, Dragon Hunter, and it looked interesting to me so I downloaded the sample. The first section with a lot of talk of vengeance was just okay, but it got more interesting when the main heroine entered the picture. And well, the dragon, of course!

It’s also at Amazon, although I’m more likely to buy at Kobo because coupons work right now! (For 25 percent off: 22C549)


I’ll be talking more about this next book in the near future, too. It’s available for pre-order now. I think a lot of you will like it. I functioned as the editor for this book so I don’t want to say too much because I’m a bit biased, but I still think a lot of you will like it!

saving Waiting for Wrigley At Kobobooks

Waiting for Wrigley at Amazon


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Posted: September 21, 2014

Bunch of New Kindles Out

Amazon has announced a kid’s kindle, a new paperwhite, and a spiffy new Voyage Kindle that has some very nice features.

savingThe Voyage is a tad more expensive than some of the others, but it’s closer to the Kindle 3g (the one I own and love).

The children’s reader comes with insurance in case it gets broken and needs replacement.


Hmm. I’m kind of torn. I really liked the idea of the waterproof Kobo.

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Posted: September 18, 2014

New Kobo Trivia Contest

kobotrivia Coupons and prizes! I’m still trying to win a Kobo e-reader! There will be coupons good for up to 75 off some books. I will post coupons as I win them. Feel free to post your coupons in the comments!

(Kobo has a new waterproof e-reader out. I don’t know if the above contest will be giving out the new units as prizes, but here is a contest specific to the H2O–waterproof unit: win an H2O plus cash!!!)

Looking for a bargain priced unit? Check out their factory refurbished units!


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Posted: September 17, 2014

Two Fantasy Shorts – Freebie Send to Kindle

Four Fantasies 6x9 Today’s free short stories are two stories from the larger collection, Four Short Fantasies. They are fairy tales of the old fashioned kind, a bit of a second chance story and never strike a bargain with a witch or a tree because either of them may be smarter than you are!

Click here to read the two short stories online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle story will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

Margaret Lake is the author of several novels and short stories. Check out her “monthly” romance bundles starting with January thru April: Twelve Month Romance Here are the stories included:

Ring Out the Old – New Year’s Day and a new start Jen didn’t want to make
My Lonely Heart – A Valentine’s Day surprise Holly wasn’t expecting
March Madness – You don’t have to be Irish to fall in love on St. Paddy’s Day
April Showers – April cut her hair to change her life, but this is too much

And the next two bundles in the series: May thru Aug and Sept thru Dec

For other Send to Kindle free stories visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!

If you think your friends would like to read the story, use the facebook or tweet buttons below to share on your social media sites. Everyone is welcome!


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Posted: September 15, 2014

Gormless Twit!

goosebookThere were two correct answers to the word game we played! The winner is Sherry! She wins a choice of a five dollar Amazon card or paypal gift card! She is better read than me. I had never heard of gormless until I read it on a forum–predictably, used by someone from the UK.

Gormless:

chiefly British: lacking intelligence : stupid
— gorm·less·ness noun chiefly British
Examples of GORMLESS

a comedy show that invariably portrays the British aristocracy as a bunch of gormless twits

Origin of GORMLESS
alteration of English dialect gaumless, from gaum attention, understanding (from Middle English gome, from Old Norse gaum, gaumr) + -less
First Known Use: 1883

Don’t be surprised if a gormless twit makes an appearance in one of my novels!!! It’s a great word. Makes me think of a wormy little moron!

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Posted: September 14, 2014

A New Sale at Kobobooks!

E-book and its contentThese sales have ended. However, if you are shopping at Kobobooks, try this coupon for 35 percent off any single purchase: thanks8_6cl87 She the trivia contest a couple of posts above this one for a way to get more coupons!

The coupon may not work with all books, but it is worth a try!

Time to stock up for the weekend! Kobo is having a weekend sale on select titles. This takes a bargain and makes it a steal! Use coupon READ30 at checkout for 30 percent off. This coupon is “unlimited” so you can use it on more than one title and you can use it more than once through Monday.

If you don’t have a kobo reader, there are apps for your phone, your iPad and your computer.

In other news, don’t forget I’ll be posting some freebie stories on Monday from Margaret Lake! Want an early freebie? Check out this mystery/romance by Margaret Lake on Kobo–it’s free!

Please share this post or any of the others using the share buttons below each post. When you do a facebook or google share a picture comes up (always of my bear) but you can use the scroll buttons at the bottom of the bear to select the correct picture for each post. Or just grab a random picture of Leo…

Edited to add: Another weekend sale–See’s Candies: Take $4 off a purchase of $20 or more at See’s Candies! Offer Valid 9.13 – 9.16.

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Posted: September 12, 2014

Leo, Jailed Again

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You will recall that Leo was in pretty deep trouble for hauling a three-foot-long tree roach into our living room the other day. What is that saying? You are the company you keep? No, I think it’s “you are what you eat.” Well, in Leo’s case the two are about the same and both are bad news. Two nights ago he brought in a *snake.* Yes, you read that correctly. The little fiend thought he was hilarious. He was quite put out when said reptile was deposited BACK outside.

You’d think he’d learn.

Then, the next morning, after we returned from our walk, we came home to find Leo playing inside the gutters. The ones at the top of the house. The ones that have no tree limbs anywhere close to them. No, we do not know how he jumped up there, but I do know that he was more than a little reluctant when I dragged him down from the roof. I have the claw marks to prove it. And then, he wouldn’t let go of the top of the six-foot ladder so we had to wrestle for several minutes while I pried one claw free, then the other, only to have him put the other two back around the top step. Leo!!! Release the ladder at once!!!

By nightfall we were exhausted. Leo, however, was just warming up. Husband let him out at 9 for his last potty break. Twenty minutes later, Leo had disappeared. It was as if an owl had come into the yard and scooped him away without leaving a trace. I got out of bed when I saw a flashlight beaming about the backyard. Husband couldn’t find him anywhere. We searched until midnight, canvassing the neighborhood in the dark, even hiking the entire ditch behind our house. We’re lucky no one shot us as we prowled about peering into the large drain tunnels. I’ve never walked our neighborhood at night, and I would just like to know why all those people have lights on at midnight as though they might still be awake. Who has that kind of energy to stay up that late? They can’t all be looking for lost cats!!!

We went to bed at 1 a.m. only to have Leo ring the cat doorbell at three in the morning. That cat has never left the yard that we know of and he probably didn’t this time either. We suspect that after the night/day he had climbing about and slaying innocent snakes that he probably crawled into the wood pile or a secluded spot under the okra and slept happily whilst we were hiking about in the dark and cursing. Well, I might have been cursing. Husband is more reserved and dignified. Well, not when the snake was in the living room, but after that he was.

I’ve never met a happier cat. Or more of a miscreant one either.

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Posted: September 11, 2014
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Word Game

Missing puzzle pieces.You’ll recall a week or so ago, I needed a word, but couldn’t remember how to spell it so I couldn’t use it. Y’all came to my rescue and helped me spell ‘moue.’ Well, I had so much fun that when I came across a new word that I had never read before, I decided to see if y’all could guess it! This word means: lacking in intelligence, stupid. It is chiefly a British word, used in the UK. I’ve never heard it said here. I came across it on a forum. It’s a great word. Here’s a sentence that might use the word: What a bunch of _____________ twits!

If no one guesses early, I’ll post another clue!

You can guess multiple times. I will NOT announce the winning word until the end of the guessing period (Sunday, Sept 14). I will select one correct answer from the various guesses and that person will win a 5 dollar Amazon gift certificate or a 5 dollar Paypal gift certificate (that way if you have a Kobo or Nook, you can still spend your winnings on books!!!)

Email answers do not count. You must post your guesses in the comments of this post.

Our unofficial sponsor is BooksOntheKnob — a huge thanks for all the traffic she sends to my blog! If you are looking for book bargains, check out her site. Bargains galore!

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Posted: September 10, 2014

Roadkill – A Max Killian Case -Freebie Send to Kindle

Fantasy tree house Roadkill is part of the Tracking Magic anthology. I’ve made Roadkill available here for free download to your kindle for the duration of this promotion (approximately the month of September 2014.) For other Send to Kindle free stories from various authors visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!

Story description: Max Killian, investigator of the supernatural and whatever else might pay the bills. He can smell the dead long after they are gone. Of course, it’s not too hard to smell the ones who just died, but it could prove to be more dangerous.

Click here to read Roadkill online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle button will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

If you think your friends would like to read the story, use the facebook or tweet buttons below to share on your social media sites. Everyone is welcome!

Come back every Monday in September for a new, free Send to Kindle story! We have some great authors lined up!!!


*Cover Art: Various photos are copyright of artists via depositphotos.

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Posted: September 8, 2014
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