Monday, March 05, 2012

Read An e-Book Week 2012

It's "Read an E-Book Week" (March 4 to 10, 2012)

To celebrate, I've kept a "chapbook" sized collection of two of my short stories (snowman themed) free via as many places as possible.

Snowman Shivers - Scary Snowmen Tales contains two "Twilight Zone" style stories involving snowmen.

If you have ever cast an uncomfortable glance over your shoulder when passing the silent snowy sentinels that stand looking at you as you pass on the icy sidewalk, if you've ever questioned what might really happen if the old silk hat placed on Frosty the Snowman's head was truly magic, then these two dark humor snowman tales by Mark Leslie are for you.

Why does that classic song always portray a jolly, happy snowman dancing around and celebrating life? What if, once the kids placed that old silk hat on Frosty's head, it wasn't quite the magical experience?

In the middle of March a middle-aged man frustrated with the benign activity of filling out his annual tax forms is confronted with a bizarre event - two hulking creatures appear in a pick up truck and are intent on kidnapping the snowman from the front yard. 

Here are the places you can download the ebook of Snowman Shivers for free.

Barnes & Noble (Nook)
Apple (iBooks)

Unfortunately, I can't lower the price on Amazon, so it's still listed there for 99 cents. However, if you want to read it on a Kindle, you can download the Mobi file from Smashwords.

Check out other ebooks either for free or at reduced prices as part of the Read an E-Book Week Specials at Smashwords.

Please note that many great ebook reading platforms (oh, like Kobo, for example) allow you to download free applications so you can read an ebook on your computer, on your iPhone, your iPad or your android device.

So, if you've never read an ebook before, why not give it a try? Download and install one of the free apps and check it out.  There is usually something available for virtually everyone's tastes.

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