Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Quick Thank You Announcement

I'm at the dentist today with The Monster so I'm not really here, but I just wanted to let you all know, I put up my latest novella A HUSBAND FOR MISS TRENT for FREE on Smashwords. Just my way of saying thank you for all your support throughout this crazy self-publishing adventure. (Amazon has yet to post it free so please don't go there or you'll have to pay for it. (And I don't want you to have to do that.)



When a surprising invitation arrives in the post, impoverished spinster Miss Ophelia Trent wants to turn it down. With no funds for a new gown or even slippers, she’s afraid of becoming the latest laughingstock in Society. With her mother’s gentle insistence, and a borrowed antique gown, Ophelia decides to take one last chance to find a suitable husband.

The ball to which she’s been invited is everything she could have dreamed, including a marriage proposal to the "perfect" man. However, she longs to see the stableman whose easy smile and soulful eyes have etched a mark on her lonely heart.

Should she stick with "perfect" or let her heart take a chance at finding true love?

I believe if you go here, it will bring you to the book. (I'm hoping the link works. I've been having a lot of trouble with links lately.)

And do you not think the guy on the cover is just dreamy? I'm so glad this book is done, because I used to spend hours just staring at him....

40 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats on another book! You do such a great job branding your covers so the reader knows the audience and knows you're the author!

Em-Musing said...

Oh, I hope she goes for the stable boy. Guess I'll have to read and find out, huh? I'm so over there...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is really generous, Anne!

Linda G. said...

You are really getting your stuff out there! Thanks for the freebie. I just went and downloaded it. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats on the new book, Anne! I agree with Laura on your cover branding.

Stable boys are always the hottest love interests. :D

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats Anne and thanks for the free book! I hope you had a fantastic holiday!

DL Hammons said...

He seriously reminds me of someone, but I just can't think of who. Thank you for being you!

Anne Gallagher said...

Laura -- Thanks. I sort of fell into the "branding thing" by accident.

Em -- The stableboy isn't who you think he is.

Alex -- It's the least I can do.

Linda -- I hope you enjoy it.

Stina -- I love this hero. I really do. He's so unpretentious.

Katie -- How you feeling? Everything going okay?

DL -- When you figure it out, let me know cuz I'd love to meet him. This guy's been dead for about 150 years.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Good luck with your trip to the dentist. Hope all goes well.
I hope your novel takes off really well on Smashwords. They all look great, a super piece of branding.

Anne Gallagher said...

Elaine -- Thanks. The dentist went well. It's the next trip that won't be.

You once asked what the secret was between Penny and Ophelia, in this book I share it.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Yay! When you wrote a short story for my holiday blog post, I fell in love with the two characters and wanted to know more. So now I can find out!

And thank you Anne for contributing a story for the holidays. You're a sweetheart!

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

aww! You are awesome! And i actually have a smashwords account so i can snag that baby and load it onto my kindle when i get it. Woo Hoo!

Anne Gallagher said...

Sia -- I had the story in mind when I wrote the piece for your blog, but there was so much more I wanted to say. I hope you enjoy it.

Sarah -- Get it now, and download it your Kindle for PC. You can transfer it later.

WritingNut said...

Happy New Year Anne! Congrats on the new book..and thank you.. I've just downloaded it :)

Patti said...

Love that premise. And yes, the cover is to die for.

Roxy said...

I am so excited for you, Anne. You are accomplishing so much! And the guy on your cover is dreamy. I'd spend hours looking at him, too.

Anne Gallagher said...

WritingNut -- Thanks. I hope you like it.

Patti -- Gotta love those stablemen! With eyes like that...oh baby.

Roxy -- Thanks so much. He's almost as sweet as Daniel.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Holy moley; you're really churning 'em out, aren't you? Because of all the other stuff going on, I'm only halfway through "The Lady's Fate", and now there's a whole slew more to read! (Am loving your book, by the way, and will blog about it on the 16th.)

Anne Gallagher said...

Susan -- I wouldn't say "churn" perhaps, fighting tooth and nail. Remember, I've had a lot of these finished for some time. My private backlist.

Elana Johnson said...

Nice! Heading over to download now. Congrats!

Carol Kilgore said...

I remember your story at Sia McKye's blog. Thanks for the freebie!

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like an awesome story. I'll check it out.

Nicki Elson said...

Yay! Thanks for the lovely gift. I've downloaded it (in the format that'll work on my new Nook :))...now I've just got to hope I can find where it went on my computer, ha.

P.S. I've finally awoken from my holiday e-hibernation. ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

Elana -- Thanks. Hope you enjoy it.

Carol -- This is just a tad bit longer.

Calrissa -- Thanks. Hope you like it.

Nicki -- Hey girl! It's about time you got back. I know, I downloaded a bunch of things and found them randomly scattered through a bunch of places.

February Grace said...

I keep telling you: I LIKE paying for your work! You're so sweet though, thanks for the giveaway anyway! Hope the dentist was no big deal and just a routine visit.

KarenG said...

I like your cover and your book description is perfect! I'll go to the link and see if I can make it work. I want to read this!

jbchicoine said...

Yay Anne! Love your cover! :)
...And It's an AWESOME story! :)

Ed Pilolla said...

very exciting. congratulations. on my way to download it. hope the dentist trip went well for all.

Bish Denham said...

LOVE the cover! (I'm reading it, albeit a little more slowly than the last one.)

Anne Gallagher said...

Bru -- Dentist was okay. Monster has to go back for extractions. Not fun.

Karen -- Let me know if you can't get it. I'll send you a copy from my email.

Bridget -- Thanks!!! I couldn't have done it without you.

Ed -- It's so good to see you again! Hope all is well with you.

Bish -- It's a quick read. No hurry though.

Lydia Kang said...

I love his eyes--something playful and yet so intelligent in them...sounds like a great one, Anne!

Hannah Kincade said...

I always come back just in time to get another one of your books!! Yay!!

Ann Best said...

What a lovely gift for your supporters, Anne! You're awesome, and so are your stories!!

I saw your comment I think at Karen Gowen's just now about making time for writing versus blogging. This is a problem with so many of us right now. I like what you say about setting aside one day to blog. I may try this also, because I'm really bogging down with this. Actually life, meaning care giving, is bogging me down. I'll be 72 in May, and am feeling like I'm a bit slower than I was even a few years ago. We really do have to look long and hard at what we can do, what we NEED to do, what we want to do - actually the NEED comes first. And right now I just want to spend time relaxing with my daughter watching movies, and reading books I've been wanting to read for a long time. I've promised many blogger friends I'll review their books, and I WILL. I just don't dare set any deadlines.

I just hope you and you sweet little girl have a wonderful New Year! Take care. Love, Ann
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Donna Hosie said...

Anne, you are an inspiration. I cannot wait to start reading your novels on my iPad.

Jen Daiker said...

OMIGOSH this is so awesome! Glad I stopped in! I think your books sound so delicious! I can't wait to get started! The Lady's Fate is first on my list... after reading this handsome man one! :D

Anne Gallagher said...

Lydia -- Thanks. I love his eyes.

Hannah -- I plan it that way.

Ann -- I sent you an email. All the best to you and Jen.

Donna -- If you need any help with your own endeavors, don't hesitate to ask.

Jen -- The handsome man one is my favorite now, I think.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What a thoughtful gift!

Sarah Pearson said...

This is why I'm glad I save blog posts to read later when I don't have time. I might otherwise miss treats like this :-)

Thank you Anne, this is lovely of you.

Liza said...

As usual, I'm behind in my commenting! But I'll be clicking the link...and thereby will probably become more behind in my commenting... :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Got my copy. :)