Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#Tuesdaybookblog: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.
Christmas Eve, and the Lee family’s reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man. . . .

Learn more ➜  here.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Free Five-Star Thrillers @Instafreebie #FiveStarThriller

This is the best collection of free books I've ever seen.
That was a bit of praise I heard last April. That was great to hear, but this Five Star Thriller collection is much better in my opinion.

One of the biggest problems I have as a reader isn't the availability of novels or the even the price. My biggest problem is sifting through the millions of books to find something good. This month I have something very special to share with you. I cajoled, begged, and scoured the internet for fantastic free thriller novels. I've literally been through thousands of novels, but I only invite the very best. Collectively, these sixteen novels have an average Amazon rating of 4.5 with over 5000 reviews.

These novels are free between December 8th through December 22nd. Most require that you opt in to the author's email list. You can always unsubscribe, but you might find that you enjoy the author's emails. I've downloaded, read, and enjoyed many of the novels and the email newsletters. These authors are great writers and great people. I hope you'll give them a try.

Click the image or link below to see all the novels and descriptions. The free download links are on the landing page. Get your FREE thrillers now.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Two #giveaways ending now

This awesome $100 Amazon gift card giveaway is ending in less than 48 hours. 

So if you haven't entered to win yet, it's now or never. Find more info ➜ here.

And while you're hanging around trying your luck at free stuff, why not enter my giveaway below? I'm giving out 5 free audiobooks to five lucky winners! If the widget below isn't your bag, you can also find the giveaway here.

Good luck, everyone!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Two Vacancies - Advanced Reader Team #amreading

One of the best things I did this year was set up Kory's Reader Army.

It is critically important to get reviews on new books as soon as they launch. You probably weigh reviews highly when making a decision whether to try a new author or rely on an old favorite - I know that I do.

Apart from helping to persuade people to give a new writer a shot, reviews help drive early sales which, in turn, means that Amazon takes notice and starts to market on my behalf. And no one markets books better than Amazon.

In order to make that happen, I have a small team of Advance Readers. It's pretty simple and is, I hope, good fun.

It involves them being sent a copy of whatever book I've just finished and then, when it is published, firing up a quick and honest review. Simple as that.

Some members of the team have picked up errors that I've been able to correct and others have suggested changes to the plot that I have incorporated.

Apart from getting a copy of the book before anyone else, I try and say thanks with some nice bonuses.

In some circumstances, it's free bonus material. Or I offer signed paperbacks or free audiobooks. At the very least I list their names in the acknowledgments section in the back of the book, publicly thanking them for their help.

Why am I telling you all this? Because there are a couple of vacancies at the moment.

So if you are a fan of my work and you want to help other readers discover and enjoy my books, please email me at kory.m.shrum@gmail.com and let me know that you'd like to be added to my Advanced Readers list. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

5 books for less than $5 #fridayreads

Dominion Rising is the science fiction and fantasy boxed set of the year, launching to #4 on the Wall Street Journal and #14 on the USA Today bestseller lists. Available only until December 2017, the limited edition set features 23 all-new books by the some of most accomplished names in contemporary speculative fiction. 23 novels for $3.99 ➜  here

While vacationing in the South of France, ​a librarian is pushed from a cliff and ​into​ ​the body of ​​a 19th-century princess ​destined to be murdered. Can this ​resourceful ​librarian ​​hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book​ ​or will she ​be ​checked out for good?Sophia Marcil loves her grandmother's twisted tales almost as much as the sapphire ring passed down to her. Wearing it, however, could be her downfall. After slipping the jewel onto her finger she is pushed from a cliff--landing splat in the middle of 19th Century Monaco, where a killer plot to seize the throne could consume her entire future--past and present. Sophia believes she's being forced into an eccentric millionaire's dinner theatre but a hidden diary, a secret passage and a whispered conversation reveal to her that the role of a princess is not all fun and games. With the help of a man from outside the palace walls, Sophia undertakes a spellbinding journey straight out of a Grimm tale. Learning the gem's secrets and the powerful curse behind it are only the beginning. With time and the constant threat of death hanging over her, she must take a page out of her own history to hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book. Just $2.99 ➜ here

She doesn't age. 
She doesn't die. She can transform at will into a deadly beast.

But her immortality comes at a high price: she must kill to maintain her sanity, or else risk flying into a bloodthirsty rage. 

Establishing herself as an assassin for hire, she only accepts contracts for targets who deserve to die. Her system works to keep the bloodlust at bay. Until she is hired for the grandest job yet. 

Easy is a city overrun with violent, powerful gangs in post World War 3 America. Her contract is anything but easy: clean up the city and make it safe for civilians again. To accomplish this goal, she will have to turn the gangs against each other, while struggling to control her bloodlust … and her attraction to the sociopathic second-in-command of the most vicious gang in town. 

Learn more ➜ here

Enter the labyrinth of Legends and Lore and meet a host of notorious beings that will change the way you view the mythological world.

You know the names but you don’t know the incredible stories behind them. Minotaurs, descendants of monsters, demi-gods, and fantastic creatures, are just a few of the characters contained within these pages.
The Legends and Lore boxed set hosts an incredible 23 multi-genre stories featuring your favorite legends. With by NYT and USA Today bestselling authors! Just $0.99 ➜ here

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving sale! #blackfriday

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for my readers and that's why I'm having a Thanksgiving sale for my two series starters. The Dying for a Living boxset and Shadows in the Water are both $0.99 for the Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy! :)

Find your preferred retailer for the Dying for a Living boxset ➜ here.

Find your preferred retailer for the Shadows in the Water ➜ here.