Monday, March 7, 2011

Freebies for Read an E-Book Week!

Celebrate by reading an ebook! Have you read any good ones lately? I have so many on my hard drive waiting to be read. I really need an ereader.

Which makes me curious - how many of you own ereaders? Or do you simply read ebooks on your computer? Have you ever read an ebook on a different device? Maybe your phone?
The industry's shifting all the time, and ever, it seems, in the direction of digital. Ten years ago, I probably couldn't have imagined reading a book on my computer, or even being an e-published author. But now I have fourteen available, and have released four short stories through Smashwords/Kindle. Another three ebooks will release soon.

So I'm definitely celebrating ebooks! These past two years have been an amazing experience. My stories range from sweet to erotic, contemporary to historical, paranormal and fantasy, flash to novel-length. I hope you'll give some a try. :)

For Read an E-Book Week, I'm participating in the Smashwords celebration and making all my titles free. Yes, you read that right - free! They were very affordable before at 99 cents, but now they cost nothing. Nada. Gratis. Grab 'em now!  Most were previously published by small online presses or web zines.
Hotline to Hell's a fun little paranormal story, another cautionary tale about selling your soul without exploring other options.

Reflections is another fun little paranormal, set during one of my favorite times of the year - Halloween. On the night when the veil between the two worlds thins, you never know what might cross over and cause a little mayhem and chaos. :)

Imprints is a more mainstream/literary short story. Much of it was derived from real life, based on the experiences of two reporters whose tales sometimes embodied the old phrase "truth is stranger than fiction." 


If your tastes run more to speculative fiction, Trick of the Light is always available for free from Smashwords.

I have another free read available from the Wild Rose Press:
Cinderella Dreams (are tough to shake) is a short Vintage, set in the 1980s. Yes, relive your days of Madonna wannabes and Eighties music. :)

Give them a try! And I'd love for you to check out my other stories. I have lots to choose from. :)


Barbara Elsborg said...

Hi Cate, - no I don't have an ereader. I read on my laptop. I should buy one - I'm thinking about it but it takes me a long time to make up my mind!!
I just downloaded some free stories from Smashwords - I'll take a look at yours too. How did you go about that? Did you write them specifically for Smashwords or are they stories you had the rights back for? I'm wondering if I'm missing a trick here!

Kiki Howell - Author said...

I just got an ereader for Christmas, and I am so loving not having to read them on my laptop when I already spend so many hours at the thing writing or promo. It took me a long time to make up my mind, but hubby got me the Pandigital, and I couldn't be happier with it :)

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Barbara! I don't know why the type came out so small in this post, grrr. Most of these stories were already published, yes. If you get an ereader, I'd love to hear the pros and cons.

Very cool Kiki. I find it hard to read on my computer after working on it all day too. Or else I feel as if I should be working!