Easy Reader

First of all, I would like to make note that just because I blogged about the nice weather on Monday, it is NOT MY FAULT we got sloppy snow on Tuesday.  That is all.

Anyway.  It’s Read an eBook Week. See?  I have a banner right here that says so.  And there’s this great sale at Smashwords!  I’m in it!  Lots of the Backlist eBooks authors are in it!  DRM-free, all the major formats!

Read an eBook Week

But.  As a reader, I’ve been frustrated. Seriously.  Because finding out who’s on sale and how to get there is no swift task.  I need an EASY.

And why, cry the masses, didn’t Backlist eBooks set up a special page for this sale?

Ans: Because we had 24 hours’ notice, starting late Friday night.


So we’re all doing what we can to make it easy. For here and now, that means you’ll find Backlist eBooks authors in the comments to this post, listing book titles and links to make it…


Here, I’ll kick it off!

(It’s entirely selfish, you know.  My Nook is hungry.)

My whole ebook line-up is here: MeMEME!

Regularly priced at 2.99
MAKING THE RULES (romantic suspense) is 50% off
HIDDEN STEEL (romantic suspense) is 25% off
A FERAL DARKNESS (contemp. fantasy) is 25% off

Regularly $1.49
DEEP RIVER RECKONING (paranormal romance from The Reckoners series) is 25% off

Two free fantasy stories: A Bitch in Time and The Scoria

And now for the rest of us!  Backlist eBooks authors, charge forth!  Give us good reading!

About Doranna

My books are SF/F, mystery, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. My dogs are Beagles, my home is the Southwest, and the horse wants a cookie!
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20 Responses to Easy Reader

  1. Good idea, Doranna! I’ve just made the first book in my Nell Sweeney historical mystery series (19th c. Boston) 50% off, so it’s just $1.50. The rest of that series, and my medieval romances (including my RITA-winner, SILKEN THREADS) are all 26% off, so $2.24. Here are the links:


    STILL LIFE WITH MURDER: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18554

    MURDER IN A MILL TOWN: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18561

    DEATH ON BEACON HILL: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18564

    MURDER ON BLACK FRIDAY: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18568

    MURDER IN THE NORTH END: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18571

    A BUCKET OF ASHES: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18571


    FALCON’S FIRE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18602

    HEAVEN’S FIRE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18603

    SECRET THUNDER: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18604

    WILD WIND: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18605

    SILKEN THREADS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18606

    THE SUN AND THE MOON: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/18607

  2. Thanks for this opportunity to spread the word about my Jeff Resnick series. All three books are on sale for 25% (or $2.24) off at Smashwords. They are:

    MURDER ON THE MIND: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/14335
    DEAD IN RED: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/40313
    CHEATED BY DEATH: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15782

    I hope you’ll give the series a try!

    P.S. Book #4, BOUND BY SUGGESTION, will be out in a few weeks!

  3. Terry Odell says:

    My Smashwords titles can be found here. Prices range from FREE to a maximum of $2.99 My special sale at Smashwords is WHEN DANGER CALLS which is free until the 12th, and only at Smashwords.

    But, you can also find all my titles, including free reads, at All Romance eBooks

    And the Kindle Store has my romantic suspense novels and some 99 cent short stories.

    For more information, visit my blog and website.
    Terry’s Place
    Romance with a Twist–of Mystery

  4. Am I the first to respond? How fun! I’m delighted to mention (and thanks, Doranna, for asking) that my cozy mystery – Resort to Murder – is marked down 50% (from $2.99!) this week through March 12. Find it at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/23930 A young math teacher on vacation at a resort in the Maryland mountains runs into murder instead of the R&R she’d hoped for. Suspense, romance… and murder!

  5. Jill Metcalf says:

    Hi Doranna! Thanks for the invitation to join in here. This is a great idea. I have my Historical Romance, Spring Blossom, included in the sale at 50% off for the week at Smashwords. Happy Reading, Everyone

  6. All my crime fiction thriller ebooks (at least the ones under my control) are 50-75% discounted at Smashwords this week, and my short story collections are FREE!

    The titles include
    NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, Vol. 1 and 2

    Just go to

    And thanks, Doranna!

  7. Doranna, thanks for inviting us to share our specials for Read an eBook Week. This has been so much fun. I have been loading up my Kindle and the week of specials has just begun. I have two titles available for the sale.

    One Small Victory, my suspense novel, is a free read at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/120…38 It can also be downloaded from my Web site http://www.maryannwrites.com

    And my novel for middle-grade readers, Friends Forever, is discounted 50% by my publisher at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/32437

  8. Hey, Doranna — thanks for opening up your blog! This week at Smashwords, THE SECRET PORTRAIT, the first book in the Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron cross-genre mystery series, is available for FREE: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/32248

    America’s exile and Scotland’s finest on the trail of all-too-living legends.

    Books two, three, and four are available for $2.99, as are other really great (if I do say so myself) reads.

  9. Hey Doranna,

    I’ve gone the whole hog with two FREE ebooks – but only for a few more days…

    My adrenaline-fuelled, page-turning (check the reviews!) thrillers are both at Smashwords:

    The Defector


    The Wrecking Crew


    Check ’em out… many thanks
    Mark Chisnell

  10. Thanks Doranna for the blog postings. For Read an Ebook Week I have put my Regency historical Swept Away up as a freebie.

    China Rose is there for .99

    The Wind and the Sea is reduced to $2.99

    Bound by the Heart, also $2.99

    Great chance to try out new authors and find some real bargoons *s*

  11. My Aremac Project novel is free on Smashwords this week .

    Also, my nonfiction book, How Software is Built, is on sale there for half price.

    And all my other books are reasonably priced.

  12. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE: All three titles in my award-winning Pearl Island Trilogy are 50% OFF. Set in Galveston, Texas, the trilogy follows the colorful St. Claire siblings as they turn a historic mansion, haunted by their ancestor and her pirate lover, into a thriving B&B. “Endearing, emotional, and romantic!” –Romantic Times

    Book One, Falling for You, http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/17218
    Book Two, Lead Me On, http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31670
    Book Three, Don’t Tempt Me, http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39904

  13. Thanks for the invite, Doranna. My drag racing contemporary romance novel Thrill of the Chase was previously published as a library-edition hardcover ($26.95) with Five Star/Cengage. I’ve re-released it as a backlist ebook ($2.99).

    This week I’m participating in the Smashwords promotion, so Thrill of the Chase is currently 50% off:


  14. Julie Hyzy says:

    Hmm… mine didn’t come up as a link like the others did. Trying again, and while I’m here, I’ll add a second title.
    Doranna – please feel free to delete my first message. Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity. Best, Julie

    I have two title on sale (50% off) on Smashwords, one under Julie Hyzy and the other under my N. C. Hyzy pseudonym:


    DEADLY BLESSINGS by Julie Hyzy

  15. I’ve got seven contemporary romances in the Smashwords promotion. All were best-sellers when they originally were published in paper, and several have won awards.

    CRY UNCLE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29929

    BAREFOOT IN THE GRASS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/30374

    SAFE HARBOR: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31889

    CHANGE OF LIFE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43920

    FOUND: ONE WIFE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43427

    FOUND: ONE SON: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/43428

    ONE WHIFF OF SCANDAL: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/45526

    Happy reading!

  16. Coming in from the science fiction side, I’ve got two novels free this week straight from my website, Neptune Crossing and Battlestar Galactica: the Miniseries. Go to http://www.starrigger.net/Downloads.htm and grab them.

    Also, at Smashwords, I have coupons for some free stories, plus 25% off coupons for Eternity’s End and the entire rest of The Chaos Chronicles. Here’s the list with the coupon codes:

    Neptune Crossing — free — RE100
    Eternity’s End — 25% off — RAE25
    The Chaos Chronicles: Books 1-3 omnibus — 25% off — RAE25
    Reality School (short fiction) — free — RE100
    Strange Attractors — 25% off — RAE25
    The Infinite Sea — 25% off — RAE25
    What Gods Are These? (short fiction) — free — RE100

    And here’s my Smashwords page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/starrigger

    Eternity’s End, by the way, was a finalist for the Nebula Award.

  17. Helen Smith says:

    Thanks for this. I’m a Backlist Books author and I have one book on sale through 12th March for Read an Ebook Week:


    The Miracle Inspector is only 99 cents in the US or 70p in the UK kindle store. It’s a dystopian thriller set in London.

    “The Miracle Inspector is one of the few novels that everyone should read, it’s a powerful novel that’s masterfully written and subtly complex.” 5*

  18. Jana DeLeon says:

    Hi Doranna! Thanks for blogging the ebook event!

    I am making TROUBLE IN MUDBUG, the first book in the Ghost-in-Law mystery/romance series available for FREE! Here’s a link and enjoy the event!


  19. Doranna, what a great idea to blog about Smashwords and the free ebook week! I’m offering two free short stories and a free book. Download them at:

    The Tattooed Lady — short story

    Wedding Daze — Regency-period short story http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39772

    A Matter of Principal — first in the McKenna series

    View all my ebooks at

    Leigh Michaels
    Regency-period historical: The Mistress’ House — available now

  20. [Doranna’s Note: Michelle isn’t a Backlist eBooks author–but if she had novel-length backlist out, she could be!]

    Thanks for putting up the list! I have a short story that was originally published in print with the Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance. It’s up for 50% off at Smashwords and is titled “A Wish to Build a Dream On.” http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/44268

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