by Monica Shaughnessy
I envy you, dear reader. You’ve already completed your holiday to-do list, haven’t you? If not, I bet you’ve completed half. Want to know how many people I’ve crossed off my gift-giving list? Two. TWO. If I didn’t have Amazon Prime, I’d be sweating my jingle bells off right now. And let’s not forget the biggest dilemma of all – deciding what I want for Christmas. People need to know, and they need to know NOW because they’re trying desperately to cross me off their list. If I don’t answer quickly enough (ie, before December 24th), I will certainly receive reindeer leg warmers or a battery operated pen that blinks when you write or a gift basket filled with cheese that doesn’t have to be refrigerated. Ho-ho-ho.
So forgive me if this post is quick and to the point.
This holiday season, the Space City Scribes are offering discounts and freebies to our blog readers (and all readers):
Monica Shaughnessy (that’s me!) marked down most of her Amazon.com books to 99 cents for the remainder of December:
- The Tell-Tail Heart – Edgar Allan Poe’s cat, Cattarina, solves mysteries and inspires her famous companion.
- The Black Cats – Cattarina’s second mystery
- The Raven of Liberty – Cattarina’s third mystery
- Doom & Gloom – superhero awesomeness for middle graders
- Season of Lies – chilling YA psychological thriller
- Universal Forces – Romeo & Juliet get a sexy makeover
- Lethal Lore – myths and legends with a horrific twist
Mandy Broughton is offering ONE free digital download from iTunes/iBooks in December, the book of your choice:
- The Cat’s Last Meow (adult murder mystery) Murder, Mystery, and a CAT!
- The Case of the Blue-Hair Heist ages 7+, 3rd, 4th or 5th graders. Has jewelry been stolen or have the grandparents on grandparent’s lane misplaced their jewelry like they’ve misplaced their memories?
- The Case of the Flying Saucer ages 7+, 3rd & 4th graders. What are those strange lights in the backyard? Have aliens landed?
- Cream Cape and the Case of the Missing Hamster always free, ages 7+, 3rd & 4th graders. Will the girls rescue the sweet hamster in time?
- The Color of Silence always free, adult sci-fi
- Cheval Bayard
- Brain’s Vacation
- Exit Point
- The Hanged Man’s Wife
- The Magician’s Children
- Confessions of a Troll
K C Maguire is offering a FREE piece of flash fiction for our blog readers. She manages to blend sci-fi and sexy in this stunning short about a man who’s desperate to please his android partner. Click here to read “Holo Imitation.”
And last but not least, we’ve marked Space City Six: Houston Stories from the Weird to the Wonderful down to 99 cents.
Like the holiday season, our offers end on January 1st.
Thank you for your readership and your support. We hope you remember to treat yourself before the new year. You deserve it! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go shopping.