Update: These stories are now available at multiple outlets including the BMB online store.
I am publishing a duo of short stories called Black-Tie Bingo. The stories are exclusive to Amazon for 90 days. ANYONE with ANY reader can buy the short stories from Amazon. If you have a reader that supports ePub (as opposed to Amazon’s format) that file will have to be converted after you download it from Amazon. If you have the free tool called Calibre, it’s pretty simple to do, but if you aren’t already familiar with Calibre, it’s probably not worth learning over a short story or two. Unfortunately I can’t give away ePub files (that would be a problem with the contract) or sell it anywhere else in any format. However, once the exclusive period is over, I plan to sell the ePUB file from here.
The main reason I’m doing an exclusive is to make some of my work available for lending to Prime Amazon customers. Many authors are reporting increased visibility of their work after joining the program.
At this point, I have no intention of entering any exclusive deals with any retailer for any of my novels. We’ll see what I learn, if anything. If you are a Prime Amazon member and you try out the stories through the lending program, let me know what you think of the program and the stories! Of course, the stories are also on sale at Amazon, and I hope you enjoy them!
Two short stories:
Black-Tie Dance: an undercover caper that sends an agent running for his life, dangling from a windowsill and visiting the morgue. Let’s hope he makes it out of there alive.
Bingo: Not your ordinary deal with the devil.
The clipart for the cover was done from two main pieces that I found on despositphoto.com. The artists are: Mellefrenchy (Fanelie Rosier) and Krisdog (Christos Georghiou). I was already familiar with Fanelie Rosier’s work because her clipart appears on a few of my favorite covers. I LOVE her work; it’s zany and fun. I hadn’t seen Christos Georghious’s work before, but his devil certainly fit the cover–and the story!