And so we move on to Week 4 of the Great Book Giveaway of 2014. I had an even dozen entrants last week, each of whom received a free download of my YA ghost story The Haunted Horn
. The winner was David, who commented on a post on my E.C. Blake Facebook page
This week, each entrant receives a free download of my YA SF novel The Chosen.
In a ruined future, two teenagers, one a girl from a religious cult determined to stop the rebuilding of a technological society whose destruction they believe was punishment from God, one a boy from a group just as determined to rebuild the ...
With this post I'm starting something new: a free, full novel, which I'll offer one chapter at a time, every Saturday.
The novel is Star Song, a young adult science fiction novel that was the first thing I seriously tried to sell (which is why astute readers will find echoes of Heinlein in here, and more than a soupcon of Andre Norton)...and came oh-so-close.
Back then it was called The Minstrel, the same as the short story (which I posted a while ago
) which is the first version of the tale. In the early '90s, the late Josepha Sherman was editing ...
This week's Saturday-special-I'm-actually-posting-on-Monday is the first chapter of the YA science fiction novel (dystopian before dystopian YA SF was cool!) I just epublished last week: The Chosen. The original version of this book was only the second novel I wrote out of university, but I rewrote it sometime in the last few years. It never found a home with a publisher, but now it has one as an ebook!
If you like this sample, you can order the complete book through Smashwords
or buy it in the Kindle store
. (It should soon show up in other ...
I was an early adopter when it came to ebooks in more ways than one. I owned a very early dedicated ebook reader, the HieBook, and read a ton of stuff on it. But I was also an early adopter as a writer, publishing my YA fantasy novel Spirit Singer with Awe-Struck Publishing
(now owned by Mundania Press LLC
) 10 years ago...you know, clever me, before ebooks really took off. As an experiment, it ...