There's a conversation around pricing I've had a few dozen times where I like to draw a particular parallel. When the price of entertainment - specifically, a book - seems steep, I try to think of it in terms of a cup of coffee (or, in my case, tea.) If I get a tea from Tim Horton's, I'm paying something like a buck fifty. I'll enjoy that tea for, perhaps, fifteen minutes. Longer if I'm at work, though the actual time spent drinking from the cup is likely no more than fifteen minutes in total. It took the fellow or lady behind the counter a few minutes to make, and I'm content to hand over my buck fifty and enjoy.
I get to enjoy a book for much, much longer than that. Hours, most likely. And when I'm done a book, it's not empty. I can re-enjoy it at a later date. And it took someone a heck of a lot longer to make it. And let's not even start thinking about lattes or other bevvies that cost as much as a book in and of themselves sometimes - and I'm still only going to get fifteen minutes of use out of them.
Still, I get it. Most folks would like books to cost less. Especially e-books.
Well, today seems to be a good day for that, if you've ever wanted to maybe check out some of the books in which I have a story. There's a 99 cent sale going on at that big online bookseller of which we all know, and it's also mirrored at kobobooks.com (who sell in ePub format, which works for many devices, not just the kobo e-reader). So grab your coffee - and a book - because a tonne of the Bold Strokes Books titles are included.
Even better than that? You can buy from kobobooks and still support independent booksellers who've linked up through the kobo website. So, all of the links below are shot through Murder By the Book, a phenomenal bookshop I visited in Houston a few weeks ago that specializes in mysteries and thrillers and is staffed by some of the most passionate booksellers I know.
So here are the erotica tales on sale that feature a story with little ol' me in them:
Also, if you're not in an erotica mood, there are two anthologies in which I've got a tale that aren't erotica, and are on sale:
I hope you enjoy. And hey - it'll definitely be a better fun:cost ratio than that cup of coffee, no?