I'm playing catch-up today. I have holiday sales that are close to ending, holiday freebies that are going back in the vault until next December, an antho that is going away FOREVER in a couple of weeks. But I also have a couple of brand new reads that are going to be available (free, of course) only to members of my reader group. Read on for details:
My Holiday Book Sale will run 'til the end of the week. After that, Finders Keepers, Iron and Oak all go back to their everyday prices. Links are on my website. Books are available...well, wherever you buy your ebooks.
My FREE For the Holidays Web Page is going back into hiding until next year as well. If you'd like to read "Counting On Christmas" sometime THIS year, RIGHT NOW might be your last chance.
The Nine Naughty Novelists are closing up shop within the next week or so, so this is definitely your last chance to get Nine Nights in New Orleans EVER. We're sad to see it go, but it was time.
IN HAPPIER NEWS...
If you're a member of my FB Readers Group The Crone's Nest, I have two holiday presents for you. Okay, one's, technically, still in the works, but it will be available ANY DAY NOW.
As the world mourns the loss of brilliant inventor Dr. Charles Winter (known affectionately to his friends as the professor) most remain unaware of the great technical advances he had made in the areas of cloning, artificial intelligence and mechanical life-forms. Sadly, this ignorance of so much of his most far-reaching and astonishing work extends even to the professor's own family, which includes his four adult children, the product of his marriage to the late Millicent Pearson Winter.
The younger Winters are quirky and independent, dedicated to social justice, rational science and intellectual achievement. Inculcated from earliest childhood with their mother's Quaker beliefs and their father's dedication to progress, the four siblings are tireless in their pursuit of whatever personal goals they happen to set for themselves.
At the time of their father's death, the siblings had yet to discover the fact that their supposed half-sister, Ophelia, was not the result of their father's infidelity as they'd long supposed. This ignorance precipitated a crisis for Ophelia, as is documented in the series prequel, This Winter Heart.
Just one short year ago, Ophelia Leonides returned to New Texacali hoping to reconcile with her husband. And, for a while, it seemed that most, if not all, her dreams were coming true. But as the holiday season approaches, Ophelia can’t help but notice that Dario has begun to brood. He says it has nothing to do with her, but trust, once lost, is hard to regain.
Dario is frustrated by his inability to give Ophelia the life he knows she deserves. Now, as old ghosts from his past draw close, and the bright future he’s promised his wife grows increasingly dim, he’s on the brink of making a last, desperate gamble--one that might destroy everything they've been hoping to achieve.
I'm having so much fun with this series. I hope you'll join me as the Winter Hearts journey continues! Look for the next book in the series, Lightning in a Bottle, later this year.