Monday, November 4, 2013

Who wouldn't want a free eBook or two?

I had a lot of fun at the Reader Party over at Jan's Paperbacks this weekend. Kobo - an eReader company - sponsored the event and put on some helpful workshops for us authors. They set up promotional codes for many of the authors who participated; these codes can be used to snag a free copy of each eBook. They're downloaded through Kobo, but you can use the Kobo app on your computer (or iPhone, or Android device, etc.) even if you don't have a Kobo reader.

For each of these links, apply the PROMO code jansbooks at checkout time. Once it's applied, the system will recognize that you've made your selection free and you won't need to fill in a credit card or any other form of payment (unless you're picking up other books too, of course). The code is only good until 11/30/2013.

Here's the link to snag a free copy of Lord of the City:

In addition, here are links to books by the other authors who participated. The same promo code works for all of these, so try them out and enjoy!

Jack Whitsel, Shadows of Kings - A desperate coalition of principalities stand in the forefront as the Harhn and Darkfey threaten to exterminate the domains of man.

J. Steven York, The Unwinding of Liberty Brass - Some say the Clockwork Cowboy was actually a Confederate Artilleryman called Liberty Brass. But for Liberty Brass, the trail seems ready to end almost before it begins. In a half-destroyed barn near the Gettysburg battlefield, on a dark, rainy night, two clockwork men, both damaged in war, meet. In the hours that follow, a terrible secret is revealed, a fateful judgment is made, and only one can survive to see the morning sun...

William Hertling, A.I. Apocalypse - Leon accidentally creates an evolutionary artificial intelligence when the Russian mob coerces him into building a new computer virus. The virus quickly adapts, first bringing down the world's computer infrastructure, then developing intelligence, communication, and an entire civilization of AI. Leon must race against time and the military to find a way to befriend or eliminate the virus race before billions die.

Jamie Brazil, The Commodore's Daughter - Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Perry dreams of traveling the world, a dream that will never happen now that she's promised to a man twice her age. But what can she do? Run away. To Japan, where her survival is uncertain. Learning the ways of her new world, and the code of the Samurai, she uncovers a plot to ambush the American sailors. Now she must risk her own life in order to save her Commodore father.

Meljean Brook, Fire & Frost - Elizabeth has spent the past five years running from her father; her father’s huntsman, Caius, has spent the past five years pursuing her. But when he finally catches up to her on an airship flying above Europe’s zombie-infested cities, Elizabeth discovers that Caius isn’t the only danger she has to fear—and now that he’s found her, Caius doesn’t intend to let her go…

Darcy Burke, His Wicked Heart - Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry a proper deb. Instead, he becomes entangled with a sometimes actress, Olivia West, determined to improve her situation. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with Jasper, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he's owed.

Darcy Burke, Her Wicked Ways - To save his orphanage from collapse, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. Banished debutante Lady Miranda Sinclair is his salvation—until she rejects him. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.

Maggie Faire, Chameleon: The Awakening - Camryn Painter is a 16-year-old freak of nature. She's a human chameleon... one who transforms into the image of whoever sees. Escaping from a medical research facility, Camryn discovers a magical forest world. Striking a tribal alliance between what she once believed were mythical beings is her only chance of survival... if she can just control her power and figure out who to trust.

Caroline Fyffe, Montana Dawn - She thinks he’s an outlaw. He thinks she’s a runaway. One thing they both know for sure—her baby is going to be born right now, with or without his help. MONTANA DAWN: Book One of the McCutcheon Family Series. Come meet the courageous men and women of Y Knot, Montana Territory, 1883!

Paty Jager, Secrets of a Mayan Moon - What happens when a brilliant anthropologist is lured to the jungle to be used as a human sacrifice? Anthropologist Isabella Mumphrey heads to Guatemala to save her job at the university, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions. DEA agent Tino Kosta, is undercover, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.

Paty Jager, Marshal in Petticoats - When a down-on-its-luck mining town makes accident prone Darcy Duncan marshal after she shoots a bank robber, she puts every effort into helping the town. Gil Halsey has been running from his past and finally found a place to settle, until a scrawny greenhorn marshal turns out to be an enticing, young woman who lures him from his path.

Maggie Jaimeson, Undertones - As a music major who sacrificed everything to become master of the upright bass, the last thing Michele Scott thought she'd be doing is touring with an Americana and Bluegrass band. But to tell the truth, she loves it. Not so much the irresistible David Blackstone. Balancing her career, life on the road, and a long-distance relationship isn't for her. A girl just can't have it all... or can she?

C Morgan Kennedy and Therese Patrick, Author Marketing 101 - Returns to the basics of a strategic marketing plan and reinterprets corporate terminology so that it applies to novelists and small business owners. Through interactive exercises and demonstrative case studies, new and established authors will learn how to: o Develop a professional and engaging author persona o Identify overarching themes and colors for their stories o Apply these colors and themes to their marketing collateral, web design, and point-of-purchase (POP) displays o Identify and target their audience o Utilize their author persona for customer (reader) interactions o Develop a detailed marketing plan with actionable tasks and key deliverables to successfully launch their latest book

Delilah Marvelle, Lady of Pleasure - Educating one's self in the art of love takes time... Lady Caroline Arabella Starling has been in love with her older brother's best friend, Caldwell, since she was thirteen. Unfortunately, too many things keep getting in the way of proving her love. Her four younger sisters, her mother, her brother, all of society and the man she loves himself. But where there is a will, there is a way, and Caroline is about to redefine not only respectability but true love.

Delilah Marvelle, Romancing Lady Stone - At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, Cecilia sets out to do what any good mother would do: stop the wedding. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans...

Lucy Monroe, Annabelle's Courtship - Laird Ian MacKay must wed, and to none other than an Englishwoman. With no use for sentimentality, he develops a list of unflattering if practical requirements and thinks he has found them all in Lady Annabelle. He's not prepared for her refusal, and even less so for her sensuality and independence. Love is anything but convenient, but nothing less will convince this blue-stocking to marry.

Elisabeth Naughton, Marked - THERON—Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld. As unrest in the Underworld threatens, seven warriors descended from the greatest heroes in all of Ancient Greece may just be mankind's last hope…

Elisabeth Naughton, Wait For Me - A woman without a past. A man desperate for a reason to live. Two lives about to converge.

Jean Sheldon, The Woman in the Wing - This entertaining historical mystery takes place in a World War II defense plant in Chicago and offers a glimpse into the lives of women who served at home during the war. Meet the Rosie the Riveters who built the planes, and the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the WASP, who flew them.

Jean Sheldon, An Uncluttered Palette - If your palette is cluttered, your painting will reflect that clutter. The words Rayna Hunt uses to introduce her students to the world of oil painting apply to more than her art. When an accident destroys her painting hand, she begins a difficult journey to recover her skills, a journey made more challenging after she becomes a suspect in a case of forgery and art theft.

Jessa Slade, The Darkest Night - Wishing you a demonic Christmas… Possessed by an angelic entity, Cyril Fane fought evil with a fiery golden sword until he was beaten and left for dead by a malevolent force. Now darkness and doubt haunt him. Bella McGreay, mysterious mistress of the Mortal Coil night club, has secrets of her own to keep. As they barricade themselves against the joys—and terrors—of the Christmas season, they’ll have to decide whether the shadows or their secrets are more dangerous, or if together they can find a way to the light after the darkest night.

Jessa Slade, Hotter on the Edge - On the edge of space... On the edge of danger... On the edge of desire... Three novellas of science fiction romance: All That Glitters by Erin Kellison To Buy a Wife (A Dark Future Novella) by KC Klein Enslaved by Starlight by Jessa Slade Winner of the 2012 InD'Tale RONE Award for best Short Story/Novella "HOTTER ON THE EDGE is an exceptional trio of sci-fi romance novellas… Creativity, strong characters and interesting plots make this one a winner." 4 1/2 stars—Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews

Christina F. York, Rodeo Royalty - Tyler Forrester plans to be a rodeo princess, and get the attention of Brad Young, the hottest junior cowboy around. But when Tyler’s friend Amee decides to help her find some scholarship money, the plan gets out of control faster than a seven-second bull ride. Thanks to Amee’s meddling and a large pile of scholarship money, Tyler is headed for Valenta, a tiny European country, to spend the month of August as a temporary princess, and her rodeo plans are headed for the last round-up. Tyler is a long way from her friends, her family, and her horse. Sure, there’s a hot prince, but he can’t make up for everything she’s missing. Or can he?

J. Steven York, The Best Devil Money Can Buy