December is usually a slow month in the freelance world and in the book world, too. This year, I seem to have a lot going on with freelance editorial work (not complaining, this is nice!). Turns out I have some great indie book bargains to offer as well.
My contemporary gay romance novel Elsie Street is still free on Amazon, Apple Books, etc. Then on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, I have a BookBub featured deal for A Knight’s Tale: Kenilworth! Pick up a copy of this captivating 13th-century-based MM historical romance for 99 cents, starting around December 20 on all ebook platforms, and running for about a week. Book Two, which follows Will and Stephen’s story in France, is available in all e-bookstores.
I will also be participating in the Smashwords End of Year sale as well, which I believe starts on December 25 and runs for a week. And, on Smashwords.com right now, use the new “Buy with coupon” button to pick up a copy of Connecting the Dots: My Midlife Journey with AD/HD for 30 percent off through the end of the year. This short, practical memoir/self-help book about women’s specific issues with ADHD has been well-received, and should be available in audiobook format within the next month or two, narrated by the brilliant Daniela Acitelli. It would make a good Christmas purchase for any woman who feels like either she or a loved one might have the disorder and wants to learn more about symptoms and/or getting diagnosed!
Finally, Happy Holidays to everyone. The season soon gets quite hectic, though I am enjoying the peace that follows Thanksgiving. Having dealt with the loss of an old family friend from cancer earlier this month, I am just trying to take everything day by day. For me, both happiness and sadness seem more intense in winter. At least there is a mix, I remind myself often…
Since darkness comes early, I like having a pillar candle at hand around this time to light when I feel the need. Whatever makes your heart lighter around this time, I encourage you to do it.