Why I Decided to Give My Book Away for Free

To celebrate the new year and the worldwide release of my debut novel, Rhinoceros Summer, I am giving away the ebook for the first few weeks of 2014!

I had so much fun writing Rhinoceros Summer. I like to write stories I would love to read: coming of age, adventure, danger, a little romance, culture clashes, social commentary, high stakes. But over 3500 new books are published every day in the United States. That’s a lot of books for any reader to wade through, notice mine, and then decide to take a chance on it.

An important way for a book to get noticed by new readers is through honest reviews–posted by other readers like you. That’s where Story Cartel comes in. It’s a new way for readers to connect with authors. Every book on Story Cartel is free for a limited time and readers support the book by leaving honest reviews.

I won’t be giving away Rhinoceros Summer forever, but I do want to show my appreciation to all the readers out there willing to take a chance on a new author, so if you participate in this giveaway and leave a review, you’ll also be entered to win three $10 Amazon gift cards.

Visit Rhinoceros Summer on Story Cartel to participate in this giveaway, and thanks for reading!