That's right. For this day only—Wednesday, February 1st--every book we've released is available in e-book format for free. It is seriously the least we can do for all the kind words these fantastic individuals have given to us. It is for them, these ladies and gents who've read and loved the words I've written (not to mention the paintings The Cranky Artist has created), that keep us going.
So right now, I'd like to give a shout-out to my favorite blogs, first of which are the reviewers. Please, follow them, read them...trust them. These are people who know what they like, who know BOOKS, and it through their guidance that many an unknown have been discovered. I present to you my favorites, with those I love the most getting some special words of approval:
Bewitched Bookworms: Pushy, Danny, and Heather M. run perhaps the greatest blog out there. Each of these ladies are completely passionate about their work, their choice of entertainment, the power of their words. Their reviews are poignant and introspective, and they aren't shy when it comes to telling anyone what they like and don't like. As an added bonus, they also run a blog touring service called Kismet Book Touring, a service I gladly used when we released Silas, with fantastic results. I swear by these ladies, and you should too.
Paranormal Wastelands: This site is operated by Darkfallen (Kaycee) and Greta, perhaps two of the spunkiest ladies you'll ever run across. Their enthusiasm for literature is readily apparent, and just like any review worth their salt, they're more than willing to tell you what they like and don't like about any given work. I follow each of their reviews, no matter what author or genre it is they're diving into. Yes, their interpretations of the work is that good.
The Bookish Brunette: Oh, Ashley. Probably the most outspoken and opinionated blogger on this list. Reading her reviews—whether I agree with them or not—is a highlight for me. Spunky and excited for the next-best-thing, this is a woman who can't help but put her true self out there, no matter the cost. Read a couple of her posts. You'll see.
And these are a few others I frequent:
My Shelf Confessions
The Slowest Bookworm
A Casual Reader's Blog
Pages of Forbidden Love
Red Adept Reviews
Books and ThingsOodles of Books
Wagging the Fox
Just One More Paragraph
The Well-Read Wife
Le' Grande Codex
The Book Faery Reviews
Flurries of Words
Also, along with book bloggers, we also have ebook "bargain" sites—blogs dedicated to helping readers discover cheaply-priced books in a timely and easy fashion. In my opinion, these are the two best:
Pixel of Ink: Sharon, the creator of Pixel of Ink, is perhaps the best friend an author can have. She is always on top of the game in terms of cheap Kindle books and freebies offered. Her door is always open to authors, helping them promote their work and offering a kind word for those who know her in person. I'm completely dedicated to this site, it's professionally run, and it's helped me find more than a few books that I otherwise wouldn't have discovered.
Ereader News Today: A great site. Greg puts out a fantastic product, highlighting some of the best independently published books out there.
For anyone who owns a Kindle and wants to find something new, these two are must-read sites.
And that's it. So in dedication to these fantastically hard-working bloggers, whose efforts I feel aren't appreciated anywhere near enough, we are of course offering our entire library free for today. Here are the links for any who are interested:
The Fall: The Rift Book I
Dead of Winter: The Rift Book II
Death Springs Eternal: The Rift Book III
Silas: A Supernatural Thriller
The Gate: 13 Dark and Odd Tales
So there it is, folks! Download the books, read them, and peace to you all!