Abigail Barnette’s The Boss Chapter One–Read for Free!


Abigail Barnette, AKA Jennifer Armintrout, AKA Jenny Trout, whose blogging I’ve previously enjoyed for her thoughtful/frustrated readthrough of 50 Shades of Grey, has released the first chapter of her “free contemporary erotic romance serial novel” The Boss a day early! Go read it, I’m serious. Part of her purpose in writing it is to create an entry in the same genre as the 50 Shades series that doesn’t include the abusive and misogynistic behavior of said series–what a novel idea, right? (I do have a question about the ticket-stealing thing, though, which I’ve asked on her blog–hopefully I’ll get an answer back! Edit: My question has been answered, and it was just a case of my misreading things! Which just goes to show, make sure you’re actually paying attention before making assumptions. Stay in school, kids.)


Free books!

First up, Tor has a free YA SF&F anthology called Fierce Reads that you can get more info on over here. (via bookshelves of doom)

Sync YA is all about YA audiobooks and to celebrate their launch they are giving away TWO free audiobooks every week for ten weeks! One of the books in each pair will be YA and the other will be a related classic. For instance, this week’s offerings are The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The first is a dystopia/apocalypse story where 2/3 of the world’s population has died from a lethal flu and the second, which I probably don’t even need to tell you about, is basically the seminal piece of literature of the Great Depression. Here is the link straight to the download page and here is the link for the schedule. (Mia – go look at week 6! I was giggling when I saw it.) (via The Shady Glade)

Free book from Maureen Johnson!

Do you remember two weeks ago when I said that Maureen Johnson was giving away her book, Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes, to promote its sequel that is coming out April 26th?

Well, the links for downloading it are up! You can grab a Kindle, Nook, or Sony Reader version! (Or all three, I suppose.)

YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS, until April 25th, to grab your free copy! Go, go, go!

Two Things

First, the Read-a-Thon is in two days, April 2nd! 24 hours (or however many you can work in) of reading, blogging, giveaways, and FUNFUNFUN! If you are free this Saturday, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Go over here to sign up and here for the homepage.

(Edit: Whoops! As Mia correctly pointed out, the Read-a-Thon is on the NINTH, not the 2nd! So not this Saturday, but next!)

Second, the wonderful Maureen Johnson has a sequel coming out next month, and to promote it you can download a free copy of the first book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I’ve read the book and it is a super fun romp through Europe, with Johnson’s characteristic delightful characters. I highly recommend it! Go here for more information and the link to pre-order the free download.

His Majesty’s Dragon – free!

Naomi Novik and her awesome publisher are doing an awesome promotion for the release of Tongue of Serpents, the sixth book of the Temeraire series! If you have a friend who hasn’t read His Majesty’s Dragon, fill out this form to send them a FREE copy and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Tongue of Serpents! Free books! Forcing people to read things you like! It’s so good, people. It’s all good. The giveaway is good while supplies last or until the end of the month, so go fill it out now!