Freebie flash! Desperate, Darkness, Demon, Triple, Pleasure, Crimson, Cybill

Freebie flash! Desperate, Darkness, Demon, Triple, Pleasure, Crimson, Cybill

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and they come from companies that are not (to my knowledge) blocking text-to-speech. As promotional titles, they may not be free for long. Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

The first set here is from Dorchester…we welcome this publisher to ILMK’s Freebie Flash!

Dorchester publishes quite a few genre titles, and it’s telling that they’ve made the move away from mass market paperbacks to e-books and trade paperbacks.  I’ve been saying that e-books will cut into the mass market business much more than into the hardback business.  Those are much more of an equivalent: the hardbacks still have their values as higher end versions, including durability and, yes, luxury (leather-bound, engraved, that kind of thing).  Paperbacks have been the cheaper, more portable, “I just want to read the book” versions, which e-books can do better.

Dorchester says:

“The substantial growth we’ve seen in the digital market in such a short period—combined with the decline of the mass-market business—convinced us that we needed to fully focus our resources in this segment sooner rather than later.”

This shows them to be a nimble company, and one that is willing to take chances for long-term gain.  They can “buy market share” (as Jeff Bezos famously said about Amazon itself) now.  We’ll see a lot more from them in the future.

Divorced, Desperate and Dating 
by Christie Craig
published by Love Spell (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

This one is a romance and a mystery, apparently, and the reviews on Amazon are good.  Looks like it might be fun for romance readers.

Darkness on the Edge of Town
by Brian Keene 
published by Leisure Books Publishing, (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

Keene is a well-known horror writer (twice winner of the Bram Stoker award).  This one (which was published before Under the Dome) is a sort of inside-out version of King’s latest.  A small town is the only safe place left in the world…but that may not last.  There’s probably no particular reason to compare it to King…I doubt it “feels” similar when you read it.  I’ll probably try this one.

The Accidental Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer #1
by Angie Fox
published by Love Spell (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

New York Times bestseller, this is a contemporary paranormal romance…but my intuition is that you don’t have to be a romance aficionado to enjoy it.  I haven’t read it myself, but it doesn’t have the typical description.  It’s sounds like it’s a bit Buffy and a bit Stephanie Plum…but I’m just guessing.  🙂

Triple Exposure
by Colleen Thompson
published by Leisure Books Publishing, (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

The reviews are good on this “romantic suspense” novel.  It sounds like it is a complex book, which you might not think with the “romance” label.  Although found innocent of a murder, people still suspect the main character of having done it.

Eternal Pleasure
Gods of the Night #1
by Nina Bangs
published by Leisure Books Publishing, (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

It’s a paranormal romance where the hunky guy is…a dinosaur.  If you are still reading, this might be a book for you.  😉  It also involves that 2012 supposed Mayan Calendar thing.

Crimson City
by Liz Maverick 
published by Love Spell (part of Dorchester, a publisher of romance, horror, Westerns, and thrillers)

This is the first in an at least eight-book series.  Vampires, werewolves, and humans all live together in Los Angeles.

This next one isn’t from Dorchester…it’s from River Siren Productions, which I think may be a production company in which Cybill Shepard is involved.  Certainly, she seems to be the focus of the movies released.

Cybill Disobedience
by Cybill Shepard, Aimee Lee Ball
published by River Siren

The famously outspoken movie and TV star (and singer, among other things) tells her story, apparently with the gossip intact (yes, that means Elvis).  😉

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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