Today is the first anniversary of the date I published Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold on Amazon and Smashwords. In honor of the anniversay, I have put a 6,000-word short story called Rachel’s Eyes on my website as a free download. I’m going to upload it to Smashwords also, and SW will convert it to an ePub for those of you who need that format. For those who prefer the convenience of having Amazon send something directly to Kindle, I’m also uploading to Amazon, where I have to price it at $.99 (indies don’t get to post freebies there), but as you know, it will take a few days to show up there.
Sorry, you paper fanatics, but I did post a pdf file and this is short (22 pages in the same pdf format I would use if publishing a paperback), and you could always start down the path to ebooks by downloading Kindle for PC. 🙂
Here’s the [current] blurb: “Rachel’s Eyes features characters from the author’s western historical romance novel, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold. Rachel Miles Ross has shunned her former best friend, Anne Wells Bennett, since the day of Anne’s marriage to half-breed Cord Bennett. Yet when Rachel’s life crumbles around her, Anne is the one she turns to for help. Anne can give sympathy, but Cord is the one whose help Rachel really needs. Will he help a woman he considers an unworthy friend and first-class snob?”
My thought is that if readers like this story, I may work on a few more for other characters of Eyes, so let me know what you think — and if short stories or even novellas aren’t your cup of tea or if you don’t care for this particular one, please let me know. If enough readers like this, I will work on more, but if not, it would be better to know and not divert from new novels.
One way or the other, I’m happy to celebrate Eyes‘ first birthday. Even though it’s been out there for a year, it still receives new reviews pretty regularly, and I receive emails from new readers who have just discovered the book, who hurry to buy Sing too, and who are kind enough to take the time to tell me they enjoyed my work.