It’s been a month since my last newsletter. I seem to have sprinted out of the blocks this year and not stopped to catch my breath. Well, writing-wise. Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t run, not even from a fire-breathing dragon 😉
So, how are you? I hope 2018 is treating you well so far. It’s summer here, which means I hug my air-conditioner and praise it. May its chill live forever 🙂 Although thankfully this summer has been mild…yeah, I’m in shock, too!
My new fantasy novel, the one that was a secret project for a while, will be out in just a few days. No link yet – sorry! – but I’ll email you when it releases. The Troll Bridge is simply lovely. Writing it brought me back in time a few decades to the fantasy quests of the 1980s and 1990s.
I have a ton of fabulous book promotions in this post, including free books, so please scroll down. And if you’re waiting on The Ceph Sector, it will be out soon. It’s just that galactic politics are complicated and that delayed the book 😉
What does it take for a troll boy to grow into a man?
Valentine’s Day Speculative Fiction Romance Sale
Snap up free and 99c science fiction and fantasy romance (including paranormal romance) until February 15. Don’t miss the great titles in this Valentine’s Day bouquet!
Romance Book Fair! February 14-18
An intriguing mix of gorgeous romance novels, each 99c from February 14-18 (please, double-check before you one-click since Amazon sometimes does something weird to prices).
Browse the books here: http://irisblobel.com/bookfair/
Sexy Shifters – Magic Books!
The Sexy Shifters paranormal romance book fair runs till February 21. Invite some wild magic into your ereader 😉 The books are 99c during the promotion.
Fantasy & Magic Books in Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited has rescued my book budget. I read a book a day, and borrowing books in Kindle Unlimited lets me do that without having to visit a library or destroy my credit card. The challenge is to find books I enjoy in the huge array.
Fantasy and Magic Books is one of the sites I use to track down new and new-to-me books in Kindle Unlimited, and they currently have their February recommendation page up. Check it out here: http://www.fantasyandmagicbooks.com/kindle-unlimited/
Secondhand bookstores and thrift shops used to be my happy hunting ground for old novels, but so many of my favourite decades-ago authors’ books are now available as ebooks that it’s temptingly easy to simply add them to my kindle.
If you look around, Project Gutenberg ebooks are available free on Amazon, like A Girl of the Limberlost or Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter. But if you have a few dollars to spare then there are other options, too. Angela Thirkell’s mid-twentieth century British landed gentry novels are available as ebooks, now; like High Rising. Although, if you’re going to read anything from that era, my vote is always for the genteel thriller, The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham.
Speaking of classic books and authors, this article on Mark Twain and his wife’s love story is perfect for Valentine’s Day: https://theconversation.com/mark-twains-adventures-in-love-how-a-rough-edged-aspiring-author-courted-a-beautiful-heiress-90739
And now, I really have to stop rambling so that you can go book browsing. Happy reading! Don’t forget The Troll Bridge will be out in just a few days.