HRM – The Christmas Truce, by Tiffany Reisz

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Here’s another Tiffany Reisz feature. Instead of a novel, here’s a BRAND NEW short story, for FREE. And if that’s not good enough, you’ll find a link below that’ll lead you to SIX other free Christmas stories from Reisz, along with other free non-holiday stories. Who doesn’t like free? …Exactly.

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The 7th Annual Original Sinners Christmas Story

After months of fighting a cold war with Søren, Kingsley and Mistress Nora sneak over to Sacred Heart in hopes of declaring a Christmas truce for one night with their infuriating priest. When the offer is accepted, the UnHoly Trinity celebrates the holiday together as only they can.

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If you’d like to buy a copy of this book, you can find it on:

Authors Website or Smashwords (epub only)

Find all of Reisz’s free stories HERE

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About the Author:

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Find out more:

#BlackFriday means #free #Books?

Well, ok. Sounds good to me 😉 I’ll keep this post short and sweet you everyone. Today, through Sunday (11/29) I’m letting you all grab my books for FREE through Smashwords! Just use the coupons listed below for From Where I Stand and Winter’s Homecoming, and make sure you grab my permafree books for free, as well.

 

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FROM WHERE I STAND

Use code: DF65F

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WINTER’S HOMECOMING AND OTHER POEMS

Use code: AR33L

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Find the rest of my permafree titles, with various store links, here:

https://alifeamongthepages.wordpress.com/writing/books/

Back from NY. It’s My Birthday. Want #Free Books?

I’m back from my New York trip to be at my brother’s wedding…which I ended up being the best man for. Got back home yesterday afternoon after being awake (aside from a few hours here and there) since Friday morning. So I definitely passed out for a long time last night. But I woke up…and it’s my birthday!

I didn’t get to reading much of what I planned for the plane rides. I had the Kindle filled with a good amount of stories, but I tried a few and couldn’t get into them. I guess I’m just more picky than I thought when stuffed into a plane. But I’ll revisit them down the road. I did start an ARC for Tara Sivec’s new book (comes out soon) and it’s GREAT so far. Just how I knew it’d be. I’ll finish that up this week and show you all my review.

But enough about the past. What about today: my birthday? Well, you could all give me presents (I wouldn’t tell you no). However, I like doing something different on my birthdays. I like to offer my books for free. I do this at other random times of the year and barely anyone takes advantage of the opportunity, but maybe today will be different. Two of my poems and an erotic flash fiction story are always free from me. Today I’m adding my two poetry collections to the list. But TODAY ONLY! They’ll be free for the rest of October! So hurry! All the links you need will be below. Please share it with your friends and even strangers if you know any (ha…ha…I’m so funny).

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From Robert Zimmermann comes From Where I Stand, an emotional debut poetry collection.  Zimmermann explores strained parental relationships, loss of life, and the despair associated with grief.  Alongside these darker themes, he delves into the small areas of life that often go unnoticed but become the hope we are searching for.

From Where I Stand is the winner of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award, in the poetry category (Winter 2013)

FREE with coupon code: NV72D

Use code at checkout HERE

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Winter's Homecoming CoverWinter’s Homecoming and Other Poems is an eight poem chapbook by Robert Zimmermann. In this insightful new collection, Zimmermann shares his love and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the changing of seasons, as well as the endless search for happiness.

FREE with coupon code: CV66H

Use code at checkout HERE

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I mentioned that I have three other titles free. Just click on these covers and you’ll find links to grab them all at the store of your choice.

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Line curvyP.S. – If you’d like to just buy the books, feel free to do so. No one’s forcing you to grab them for free 😉 Ok, maybe I’ll force them on you when they’re free. It’s just money. I just want you to enjoy reading, no need to spend all the time. Though, if you want a copy of From Where I Stand on your real bookshelf, you can always find links to the print version on its main page here.

Feed Your Reading Habit for Free…Legally

We all love books and we love to read. That’s why you’re here reading a book blog. Well, maybe you just stumbled upon this post and weren’t expecting it to be about books. I hope you stick around.

Having a reading habit is possibly one of the healthiest habits to have. However, with the benefits of a good book, comes financial burdens that put limits on what we can read or what we can eat. There is a light at the end of this tunnel though. Books don’t have to break your bank account!

It’s not a new concept to be able to read freely. Ever since the cost of producing books drastically decreased and they were made widely available, libraries of all kinds started popping up. In today’s world almost all of these libraries offer patrons the chance to read books for free. This is common knowledge, but there’s a point I’ll get to…

The great thing about living in the digital age of books is that readers aren’t tethered to the physical library any more. While the actual library is an important institution for any community (they aren’t there just for holding books, but offer many programs and events essential to their community), having libraries offer digital collections expands access and ease of patronage.

You may recall that earlier this year I finally got a library card, after being without one for many years. How many books have I taken out of the library so far? None. But, I have borrowed a handful of both ebooks and audiobooks from them. Without getting into the politics of libraries, for me, this is supporting my local branch as much as I can without transport to the building itself being easy to obtain. And at the same time, it’s access to free books to feed my reading habit.

An offshoot of the library that’s becoming more popular around the country, and I’m sure the world, is little free libraries. These are normally small enclosed bookshelves on sidewalks near a person’s home. You walk by and borrow a book and maybe add one of your own to the collection, or bring one back when you’re done reading. It’s a great way to get people reading a variety of books, and to maybe give away some books from your collection you think can find a better home through a free library. I found out that there’s one not too far from my library, in town, and while it’s out of the main flow of foot traffic, I hope it has a steady flow of readers visiting it.

Maybe libraries aren’t the way you want to go. Maybe you want to “own” books and go back to them whenever you want. Here’s where ebooks and audiobooks come back into the conversation. There are many resources online to obtain free digital books and I’ll list out a few for you to check out. And don’t worry. These are all legal sites. With a combination of using sites from this list and use of your local library, there’s no reason why piracy should look appetizing. The resources are there to read at little to no cost, so why not keep it legal.

  • PROJECT GUTENBERG – I’m sure many of you have heard about Project Gutenberg. This is the ultimate site for free ebooks online. The only limitation is that the books are all from pre-1923 (with a few exceptions). So if you’re looking for a classic book, 99.999% of the time you’ll find it here. It’ll also be in any digital format you need. The reason these are all free, and legally so, is because PG is populated with public domain (out of copyright) books. Many libraries, Amazon, and other major retailers will also have these versions loaded onto their sites. (note that this is for public domain books in the US. Each country has their own laws and I think a site for themselves. I know Australia has one with different titles than the US site.)
  • LIBRIVOX.ORG – Think of this as the audiobook equivalent of Gutenberg. This site is filled with all the public domain books narrated by volunteer readers. It’s one of the ways I’ve gotten through many classic books. And we all know how expensive audiobooks can be. Free narrations are a blessing, and these volunteers are doing readers a great service.
  • AMAZON, B&N, KOBO, SMASHWORDS, ETC -I already mentioned that these sites are loaded with the public domain books for free. And we all probably know what I’ll say next: There are THOUSANDS of free books from legit retailers, like those listed above. I didn’t bother with linking because it’s easier to let you search for yourselves. Want a book in a specific genre? Search it, and sort low-to-high by price. Want to see if an author’s offering books for free? Search the author, sort, again. It’s simply and a great way to discover new authors. I know many of my favorite authors came from discovering them randomly like this. Yes, you will have to weed through a lot of duds, however you’d like to do that is up to you. I’m not being judgmental in this post. Helping weed the garden of books is a topic for another day.
  • (Another topic for another day is subscription services. For example Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. Just to touch on it briefly…don’t come to me telling me your book is “#Free on #KU” because it’s not. It’s “free” because someone paid the $9.99 each month to use the service. Don’t falsely advertise that. Just tell is like it is. *rant over*)

Are there more places to get legal free books? Of course. I only touched the major ones that I use almost every day. I barely have an income. I make a few cents a month by selling my books, when I sell them. We all need a little help sometimes, so go out and explore the free book world. I know it’s the only way I was able to jump into the book world as deep as I have. My print collection may be massive, but it was also years of work, and filled with mostly cheap used books. Nothing to be ashamed of. Reading is reading. And if we don’t feed our habits, we might do something drastic…like turn on a TV *gasp*

From Where I Stand Print Re-release

I’d just like to grab your attention for a few minutes today to tell you about something I was working on for the last few weeks. 

As we all know, once the leaves start to fall and the weather cools down, snow is soon on the way. With this change of seasons and weather comes the holidays…and holiday shopping. As we, the avid readers we all are, know, books are one of the best gifts to give friends and family.

Now for what I’ve been working on: You all know that From Where I Stand, my debut collection, has been out for just about two years. I decided that it needed to be polished up a bit. So now, after MANY long days of working out the kinks with formatting, From Where I Stand has been re-released in print!

What’s different than the edition you may already own? As a little bonus to spice it up a little, I’ve added my poem I Would. This poem was previously only available as an ebook. I know many of you have read it already, so you know what the “fuss” is all about.

I’m not expecting long-time fans to run out and buy a copy of the book. Many of you already own it in print, and have already read the “new” poem. It’s free online anyway. But maybe you have a reader in your life who you’d like to introduce to my work. Maybe a copy of From Where I Stand is just the way you can do that.

For those who’d like to at least check out the book, you can find all the information and links you’ll need over on the books page

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Just a note for those looking to support authors, not just me but all Indies, buying print books directly from Createspace instead of Amazon gives the highest royalty to the author. More of your hard-earned money to the author, for the same price. Depending on the book this could be almost twice the royalty rate.

Just another word about the print book before I let you run off again. I’ve priced it at $5.99. I wanted to price it at the lowest I could to help everyone buying it save money. Any lower and I’d have to pay back money to print it (literally, it’d be a negative royalty). And another price detail…if you just want to read I Would and don’t want to pay for this whole collection, you can head over to its page here on the blog and find links to grab an ecopy for FREE…

I Would for FREE

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P.S. – Sunday’s my birthday. If I’m around the web at all (I might or might not be depending on the time of day) I might be doing a few giveaways on Facebook and/or Twitter. Free ebooks and all that. Keep an eye out.

#PoetryMonth: A little help? and a #free ebook

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Hi everyone! You’ve probably seen that I put my poem Words out as an ebook. It was already posted here and on Wattpad, but some people like reading on ereaders more than a computer screen, so I wanted to make this a free poem to take with you everywhere you go.

The poem is already published and FREE on Smashwords, B&N, and Kobo (hopefully iBooks soon, but they’re slow with that stuff). It’s also published on Amazon, but as we all know, in order to get a book free (not through KDP Select) it needs to be reported as being free elsewhere for them to price match it. That’s where you, my generous fans, come in.

If I could have a few minutes of your time (today and if you can, for as many days as it take to make this happen), would you head on over to Amazon and tell them about the lower price? If you haven’t done with before, it’s simple. At the end of the “Product Details” section of the Amazon page, you’ll find the “tell us about a lower price” option. Simple click that, paste the link to the free book, and type 0.00 into the other two boxes. Then repeat for the other stores. Amazon pages more attention to B&N and Kobo, and normally doesn’t give a shit about Smashwords. So if you can only do one or two, please do those two first. And again, the most often you can do this, and the most people who help, the faster this process will be 🙂 Then my Kindle user fans can grab the book free! But for now, you can grab the mobi from Smashwords and read it on your Kindle, as well.

Below, you’ll find all the links you need. And I’d like to thank you in advance for anything you can do to help. Please share this with your friends if you can, as well. Maybe they’ll enjoy the poem if they check it out. Maybe you will 🙂 If you’d like to review it as well (I know it’s hard to review a short piece, but even a few words would be a great big help) please feel free to do so.
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Amazon – http://amzn.to/PVTppy

Links to report:

B&N – www.barnesandnoble.com/w/words-robert-zimmermann/1119142322
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/words-23
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/426370
iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/words/id858074474?mt=11

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Words Cover (200x300)Words is a short poem that’s a taste of an upcoming collection of poetry that I’m working on. The poem started out as a simple observation of the snow in moonlight, and turned into a poem with more to offer.

I’m offering it free to my readers. I’ve had it on my blog, where it’s gotten much response, and wanted to give everyone another way to access it.

#PoetryMonth: I’ve published Words

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Back in January I shared my poem Words on the blog. I originally wrote this and planned to put in a collection A Sense of Fall. I haven’t gotten much work done on the collection, but I wanted to get some “new” work out there in the world.

I put Words out as an ebook over on Smashwords, today. It’s just a single poem, nothing special, just like the freebie I Would. It should be at other stores in the coming days and I’ll link those they’re live.

For now, if you’d like to read the poem again, on your ereader this time, head on over to Smashwords and grab a copy. And please, share it around with your friends. It’s a great way to get readers into poetry for National Poetry Month, without the intimidation of a full collection to read. And as always, if you read it, and enjoyed it (or not) please consider leaving a quick review. Even on a single poem, a quick review can help out other readers.

Hope you enjoy this little treat. I’m sure I’ll have more to share soon.

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Words is a short poem that’s a taste of an upcoming collection of poetry that I’m working on. The poem started out as a simple observation of the snow in moonlight, and turned into a poem with more to offer.

I’m offering it free to my readers. I’ve had it on my blog, where it’s gotten much response, and wanted to give everyone another way to access it.

 

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