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Freebie book notice – Kill Me (Blood Chord book #1)

For five days, Jan. 25th – the 29th, Kill Me will be free on Amazon. This is big news, because it hasn’t even been on sale for well over a year, let alone FREE! Combined with the fact that book #2 is currently available for pre-order at almost a 50% discount and it’s a crazy time!

If you have a free sec, please share, tweet or repost this to help spread the lovin’!

Blood Chord Series on Amazon


About Alex & the Blood Chord series:

Alex Owens is a wife, mother, photographer and (of course) author living in Coastal Virginia with her family. She’s an avid reader and a paranormal fanatic. She owes her life-long devotion to the things that go bump in the night to the esteemed Anne Rice, who showed the world that creepy can indeed be beautiful at the same time.

After reading many of the popular paranormal series, including all of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter books, Mary Janice Davidsons Undead series, and of course the Sookie Stackhouse/ True Blood books, Alex realized that there was one type of paranormal vampire series that she hadn’t read yet:

A magical, mystical (maybe even Vampirish) series featuring a Mother as the heroine. And thus the Blood Chord series was born.

The Taste of Lavender by Emma Shane- #Free 8/1 – 8/2/13

Happy Almost-Friday! The Taste of Lavender is free for two days only at Amazon, check it out!

The Taste of Lavender


Every person, no matter who they are or how well you think you know them, has at least one deep dark secret. Somewhere, hidden under protective layers of normalcy is something straight out of left field. Chanting in the nude under a pregnant moon. A hidden stash of vodka behind a collection of early American literature. Coveting thy neighbor’s wife. That last one? Yep, that’s all mine. ~Cindy

Meet Cindy, a freelance book editor and dutiful wife with the occasional wanderlust daydreams. Watch as two worldy neighbors– Maribel and Lucas– move into the house across the street. See how close the women become in such a short amount of time, and how relationships shift and realign themselves.

The Taste of Lavender is a novella of approx. 19,000 words and contains vivid portrayals of passion and other adult themes. (Lesbian, F/F)

Snag a copy of my novel KILL ME!

After waiting several weeks (and chanting in the moonlight, and chasing a rabbit so I could pet it’s foot) Amazon has finally lowered the price of KILL ME to $0.00 – so it’s finally FREE! I have no idea how long the mighty ‘Zon will keep it free, so I’d suggest you hop on over there and snag a copy pronto. (Ebook is free. Not the paperback)

KILL ME on Amazon

For those of you without an eReader, or who just prefer a physical copy in your hot little hands, I’m also running a paperback giveaway over on GoodReads, so there’s still hope for you yet!

KILL ME Giveaway on GoodReads


Three days ago, she was a wife, a mother, and very much alive… then the music called to her.
Marketing maven Claire has one goal for the Music Expo– to land a few whales so that her boss will give her a badly needed raise. She puts on her game face and courts the industry’s elite until her plans are derailed by hotness-in-high-heels.

Vampire Bette wants to find a human with untapped talents that she can mold and control. Using a haunted violin, she lures Claire in with her lilting song and bewitching smile. In that moment, Claire’s life is unraveled and she finds herself with more than strange dreams and overdue bills to worry about. Much more.

To make matters worse, Claire is attracted to two unlikely people– Bette and her hunky but pale associate, Gregor. Both can light Claire’s fire, but is either of them the only one?

Unfortunately for Claire, life isn’t all song lyrics and seduction. Tied to darkness by blood and power, Claire must harness her abilities if she has any hope of returning home to her daughter and regaining her former life.


“When I started reading Kill me, the first in a trilogy by new author Alex Owens I expected the usual – Vampires, Intrigue, Drama and a little bit of Spice.  What I did not expect was the hilarious writing! A few pages into the book and it is crystal clear that Owen’s strong suit is her ability to hit the funny bone every few sentences. ”   ~Aditi, READioactive Book Blog

“Not your traditional, action-packed vampire tale, but it is one that’s full of conflict – emotional, psychological, and (at times) extremely physical. Fast, fun, and . . . dare I say it, empowering . . . this is a wonderful story and one that will leave you anxious for more.” ~Sally, Bending the Bookshelf Blog
“Overall, a fun, indulgent novel that will appeal to any woman who has struggled with being a working mom and wished for secret powers.” ~ Christine, Ensconced in YA
“I made time for this book. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.” ~ Mark, Masquerade Crew

Friday Freebies – Free Kindle Books

Thought I’d start the (almost) weekend off with a bang and announce two of our books that are FREE today on Amazon as part of the Select program. Earlier in the week, I let Memories For Sale, SKIN, and Reflections of Motherhood go free for a day and the response was great!

That prompted me to go ahead and pull the ebook Still Life Paintings from Smashwords and B&N so that I could put the story collection into the program as well. So, today and tomorrow (Jan. 13th and 14th) only, Still Life Paintings is free for download on Amazon. It’s my hope that offering the book for free will encourage more reviews. The book has gotten great reviews, but what it needs now is more volume. Crossing Fingers!

Also, since I screwed up the previous freebie for Reflections on Motherhood (supposed to be free for two days, but the special only ran for one day) I’ve decided to go ahead and run another One-day-only freebie today (Jan 13th) for Reflections as well.

As usual, I’m blogging about the freebies, and I plan on posting on FB and Twitter, but I could always use the help spreading the word!

More Freebies! Two from Author Gabriel Beyers

In addition to the limited-time FREE promo for my short fiction collection, SKIN over on Amazon, I’ve just discovered that an author I featured here several months back also has FREE books on Amazon today, so I want to help spread the word for him.

Some of you may remember my feature of Gabriel Beyers a few months ago. If not, you can read his post here. Both of his books are Free today over on Amazon!

First up is Guarding the Healer:

Product Description
When Silas Walker is endowed with the power to heal, he soon discovers that no gift comes without a price.

A man possessed by an ancient evil is taunting the healer with photos of victims brutally murdered and marked with the crude image of an angel, and for Silas the slain are growing more familiar.

After he is given an ominous warning and an unbearable ultimatum, Silas sets out to draw his enemy away from those he loves, and discover the true purpose of his gift, which leads him inexplicably to a troubled young drifter named Tommy.

The Stalker is close on the healer’s trail, bringing with him an army of demons. Silas’s only hope rests in the hands of a guardian angel he doesn’t even know exists.

The Guardian is doing all within his power to save the healer, but he is certain Silas is heading into a trap. Time is running out. War is at hand.

But there is no turning back. For even an angel can’t alter a man’s destiny.

And then there is Contemplations of Dinner also FREE today as well!

Product Description
A secret hidden in a freezer. A lonely woman takes solace in an ancient cat. A boy is trapped in a barn with a gang of killers. An open grave awaits an occupant. A man is encouraged to kill by a long lost love. And more.

Here lies ten eerie tales from the mind of author Gabriel Beyers.


So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself some Free Books why don’tcha!

(Don’t forget to snag a FREE copy of SKIN while you’re over on Amazon too!)