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Elizabeth Hunter´s `The Scribe´ is free on Amazon

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The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

Series: Irin Chronicles

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson has never found a home. She’s traveled the world looking for answers, tormented by voices that threaten her sanity, but even in the ancient city of the Istanbul, answers remain elusive.

A chance meeting in the Spice Market puts Malachi on her tail. He’s reckless–resigned to his fate–but something about Ava catches his interest. While unseen forces circle them, Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

THE SCRIBE is the first book in the Irin Chronicles, the contemporary fantasy series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.
 

One of the most beautiful books you will ever read.

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One of my favourite books is free on Amazon.

This is such an amazing read and Niki Slobodian is the woman you want to be, well not the unemployed and broke one but the kind that saves herself.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (The Niki Slobodian Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

Niki Slobodian sees things – things that aren’t supposed to be there. Labeled an Abnormal by New Government, her name is tacked onto the Registry, which seems to be getting longer these days. Now she can’t work or she’ll end up the same place as her father: in prison. But with no money coming in, Niki’s getting desperate.

So when a mysterious client offers to get her off the Registry in exchange for taking his case, Niki jumps at the chance. All she has to do is round up a homicidal Dark that’s escaped from Hell and is cruising around the city in borrowed bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki’s notorious father somehow involved, and Niki’s running out of time. And it seems the Dark isn’t the only thing that escaped…

Free books and Indie authors… crap or not?

Aaaahhh coffee…coffee anyone?

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Why on the one day of the week that I can actually stay in bed and be lazy and sleep just a little bit longer I get up and start my day as early as on the others? Seeing as I’m up anyway, I went to browse through some of the book forums I follow and the free books for today.

Not too long ago I came across a discussion on one of these forums regarding the quality of free books, most of the participants were adamant that free books were utter rubbish and the worse quality possible. While I might at one time have had the same skepticism as these people I discovered that it wasn’t true. I have discovered many wonderful authors through a free book, and I now pay (sometimes handsome amounts) to read their work.  Some of these authors include names like Heather Killough-Walden, Elizabeth Hunter and J.L. Murray. In the next few weeks I will write pieces about these authors and the quality of their work and about the people behind the books.

Books are not cheap and when you are a bookaholic (can a person be an e-book addict?) there is just not enough money to keep up this insanity. But on the other hand there are indeed awful books out there and I have too often seen comments that that is because they are Indie authors. Again people, not true, there are amazing Indie authors including two of the aforementioned authors, whom have never published crap, well written stories, good plots, great characters and carefully edited books. So this notion that a free book by an author, whether via a publisher or independent is rubbish is completely false. 

I have previously mentioned that the whole PR around certain books and authors that took the world by storm were absolutely ludicrous, but at the same time it just proves what strong publicity can do. Fifty Shades of Grey (sorry to those who enjoyed it) for me was one of those moments and again with the Twilight Saga. The Twilight Saga I did actually read as I bought it for my daughter, at the time a teenager she claimed that they were okay and that she still liked Harry Potter better. This leads me to conclude that books can be utter crap even if you are published via a publisher, the name of a publishing company on your book is not a synonym of quality but rather how good their PR is (in some cases).

Still, don’t discard a book because it is free or because it is written by an Indie author, you may just find that you are pleasantly surprised and that you are willing to let go of your hard earned coins to read the next book that they are putting out there.

I’ve now gone a little crazy with the Steampunk genre, so if anyone can suggest any good authors on this genre… well let me know, the selection process of finding great authors is a time consuming and often frustrating one which I wish I could just skip over.