NEW!!! ‘First Sentence Fridays’ week 2… free advertising for your book!

Hello everyone. Last week I came up with a new idea… hoorah! It’s free promotion for all of you with books for sale (or free); eBooks, paperbacks, it doesn’t matter which. And it can be for an individual short story / poem, story / poetry collection, novel or even non-fiction or script / comic book! You can read last week’s links here.

It runs every Friday (before the 100-word competition results on the second Friday of the month) and 6-word FFFs on the last Friday of the month), and somewhere where you can put the first sentence of your book (no more than 20 words) and one sale link in the comments section. As an example, one of mine would be…

after-jessica-cover-front-smallAndy slammed both hands on the emergency brake and the train jolted, slowing nowhere near as quickly as he was pleading it to do. http://mybook.to/AfterJessica
(which leads to the book pictured right)

So put yours in the comments section of this post (below). Don’t put anything else. No title, no comments. Don’t worry if it doesn’t appear straight away. If you’ve not commented on this site before, I will have to approve it. I’ll be as quick as I can. And I’ll be editing ones that are more than one sentence / link.

The whole point of this exercise is to intrigue my visitors. It doesn’t matter which link you put in as long as it goes directly to somewhere where the reader can buy / download your book, i.e. not to your website’s home page where they then have to go looking for how to find out more / buy your book. If you want to contact me then you can certainly email me if you have any questions.

This will be a weekly feature so if you have more than one book, choose a different one each week. So one sentence (even if it’s one word!) / one link per author per post (and please don’t repeat the same book more than once per month). If the Friday’s been and gone, don’t worry… you can still add the details as a comment until the next post goes up the following Friday and becomes the lead post. When it’s gone, you can still find the link on the First Sentence Fridays page. OK, off you go.

READERS: to find the books listed here when viewing this post on the main blog page, click on the ‘Comments’ bottom right of the post. And you can find the previous links on the First Sentence Fridays page.

NEW!!! ‘First Sentence Fridays’ week 1… free advertising for your book!

Hello everyone. I’ve come up with a new idea… hoorah! It’s a little free promotion for all of you with books for sale (or free); eBooks, paperbacks, it doesn’t matter which. And it can be for an individual short story / poem, story / poetry collection, novel or even non-fiction or script / comic book!

It’ll run every Friday (before the 100-word competition results on the second Friday of the month and 6-word FFFs on the last Friday of the month), and somewhere where you can put the first sentence of your book (no more than 20 words) and one sale link in the comments section. As an example, one of mine would be…

They say it takes less thaTSDSL cover new eBook smalln ten seconds to make a first impression. http://mybook.to/SerialDater
(which leads to the book pictured right)

So put yours in the comments section of this post (below). Don’t put anything else. No title, no comments. Don’t worry if it doesn’t appear straight away. If you’ve not commented on this site before, I will have to approve it. I’ll be as quick as I can. And I’ll be editing ones that are more than one sentence / link.

The whole point of this exercise is to intrigue my visitors. It doesn’t matter which link you put in as long as it goes directly to somewhere where the reader can buy / download your book, i.e. not to your website’s home page where they then have to go looking for how to find out more / buy your book. If you want to contact me then you can certainly email me if you have any questions.

This will be a weekly feature so if you have more than one book, choose a different one each week. So one sentence (even if it’s one word!) and yes, a full stop (period) means that’s it, no more.* / one link per author per post (and please don’t repeat the same book more than once per month). If the Friday’s been and gone, don’t worry… you can still add the details as a comment until the next post goes up the following Friday and becomes the lead post. When it’s gone, you can still find the link on the First Sentence Fridays page. *I’ve already had to trim some of the entries. OK, off you go.

READERS: to find the books listed here when viewing this post on the main blog page, click on the ‘Comments’ bottom right of the post. And you can find the previous links on the First Sentence Fridays page.

FREEBIE ALERT! My Story A Day eBook 2013 (31 shorts) is free today Sunday 6 November

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FREEBIE ALERT! Hello everyone. I’m delighted to share with you that my Story A Day eBook 2013 (31 shorts) is free today http://mybook.to/StoryADayVol3 (this link leads to the Amazon page in your country).

Story A Day May 2013 comprises the 31 short stories and flash fictions written from daily prompts during May 2013. The stories in these collections vary in length, point of view (first, second and third) and genre. Morgen has other books available including two others in this collection.

There are new and lost relationships, homages, crimes afoot, writer’s block, characters with and without friends, humans and non-humans, scratches, squeaks and barks.

The stories are: How the Drabble came about (100 words), The Quarrymen (second-person story) (303), It’s Not You, It’s Me (279), R.I.P. Lenny ‘Shades’ Froug (544), The Thing and the Nameless Page (834), Sally never listened (588), Quiet and noisy (812), The last thing you think about (330), What cost a human life? (226), Death & Life (1,048), Dating Paradise (60), Making up the numbers (162), A win-win all round (310), The Ramshackle Writer (412), Beyond The Blue Horizon (a sci-fi story!) (770), Progress (409), Worth every penny (147), Bubble and squeak (169), Wreckage (432), Before Jessica (253), Leaving a gap (984), Human Unfriendly (295), It Wasn’t Me (831), Scratch, squeak, bark (140), All-inclusive package (558), His job depended on it (100), Eight a year (145), Billy No Mates (300), Talking when we could be walking (654), Petrified (1,250), and Plenty more fish (724). Total word count = 14,169.

My new quirky mystery novella After Jessica is FREE today (30 Oct)!

after-jessica-cover-front-smallHello everyone. I’m delighted that my new quirky crime mystery novella After Jessica is FREE today, 30 Oct, via http://mybook.to/AfterJessica (this link goes to the Amazon page in your country).

Jessica is an ordinary girl who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As well as identifying her body, her brother Simon then has to wind up her affairs but gets more than he bargains for. Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica’s house, and what’s the connection between Simon’s sister and Alexis?

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Extract: 

He slammed both hands on the emergency brake and the train jolted, slowing nowhere near as quickly as he was pleading it to. He could hear shouting from the carriage behind him, but was too busy concentrating on what, or who, was in front of him to pay any attention. His first thought was another clueless animal, but as he got nearer, he realised it was a car and something inside it was moving.

As the two machines grew nearer, he could smell burning rubber and saw the smoke as the car’s tyres made contact with the edges of the track. As he stared at the inevitable, he knew nothing he or the car driver did would be enough to avoid the impact.

He stared at the driver facing him. He could see her hands gripping the steering wheel. She’d screwed her eyes shut, seemingly knowing her fate, but he guessed by her right shoulder dancing forwards and backwards that she was still trying the pedals.

Then to his surprise, she stilled and opened her eyes, staring straight at him. When they were just a few feet apart, she mouthed something which looked like “sorry” but he couldn’t be sure.

As metal hit metal, it was the highest pitch noise he had ever heard. Expecting the inevitable grinding sound, he remembered afterwards being shocked that it sounded like a beautiful violin. Of course, there was nothing beautiful about what had happened but instead of being afraid, he was calm. As calm as the woman he’d been face to face with; the woman with green eyes.

He wasn’t sure why he’d smiled and she’d done the same, just before mouthing that one final word.