Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! Miraculous Festivus! …did we forget anybody?
OH, and all the best for a wonderful 2015! Cheers and happy reading,
Just in time for a good Christmas reading session! The long-awaited fourth entry in the bestselling series The Echoes of Orson’s Folly, Kay Springsteen’s Bootful of Echoes is now available. Here’s the blurb:
Secrets, secrets… Christmas secrets, that is! Who decorated the Orson’s Folly City Hall with thousands of lights? Who’s the Secret Santa leaving presents all over town? And who’s sneaking out to the barn at three in the morning fetching even more gifts?
Justin McGee might have been able to resist, but with Christmas closing in, his sons Ryan and Sean are off in Jackson on ranch business, leaving Sandy and Mel to worry about their husbands with a major snowstorm brewing. Justin sets out to keep their spirits up… and finds himself contemplating a second chance at love when his childhood friend Charlotte Hains, abandoned by her own adult daughters, comes to spend the holidays with the McGees.
Will all the secrets and surprises work out right? Will everyone make it home for the big day? Who’s got the best memory of a Christmas past? And will Justin ever bring himself to pull that little square box out of his pocket long enough to pop the question?
This is a lovely story and we’re happy to present it to you, our readers, for the permanently low price of only 99¢. Merry Christmas, everybody!
Happy Caturday! In celebration of the day and season, our Kindle Deal of the Day is Santa Claws, a sweet paws-and-claws Christmas novella by award-winning author Meg Mims. Just in case you’re allergic, she’s also got a couple of dog-themed Christmas stories, Santa Paws and her new release, Home for the Holidays. There’s also a rumor about a three-book boxed set, but we’ll post that once it’s confirmed.
Keep the fur flying, everybody. Cheers,
Today's Freebie of the Day is Baen Books' With the Lightnings by David Drake. It's my current read and so far it's pretty good. But that said, this recommendation does comes with a caveat, to wit: the first third of the book bored me silly. There's a lot of setting the stage and pushing the characters around thereon, and frankly I skimmed much of that.
But at roughly the one-third mark, the real story kicked in, and suddenly it's a suspenseful page-turner that kept me up until three this morning. At the 70% point, it's a real ride. And hey, on Amazon it's free. It's free on the Baen Books website, too, in a wider selection of ebook formats, if you don't read a Kindle. So if you enjoy sci fi and you haven't already met David Drake, hey, download, skim, and then enjoy.
And if you've been waiting for the Public Television Heroes! series to be completed before taking the plunge into Rob Marsh's wild and zany world, well, your wait's drawing to a close. By tomorrow, the third and concluding book in the series, A Boy Named Ergo, will be live, in lurid color. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but mostly you'll laugh out loud and wonder why you waited. Trust us on this one; it's a roll-your-eyes giggle-snorter. Congrats to Rob Marsh for his soon-to-be latest release.
Next book under prep: J.L. Salter's Duchess of Earl.
Thanks for stopping by. Cheers,