Hot Slices, “Delicious” Short Stories, plus a Freebie


I love being a published author with a traditional house. But with all of the indie opportunities out there, I think it’s smart for writers to test the waters and see how we can do with a bit of self-publishing to boost our traditionally published novels. The key to sales these days is producing as much as we can to make it available for readers. Readers can be impatient. When they like your writing, they simply want more. So I’ve decided to answer many emails and requests for new stories by writing a few short stories and making them available on Amazon. This is with my publisher’s blessing. Of course.

I’ve just published two e-shorts in what I’m calling my “Delicious” series. You guessed it. They all have a food theme.

The newest one is called “Ripe” and it takes place on an organic berry farm and it’s about an unrequited high school passion. You know the bad boys that always turned you on, but you were too good of a girl to do anything about? That is exactly Tasha’s experience. Only now, ten years later, she knows exactly what she wants. It’s listed on Amazon for 99 cents. It’s a short enough read for a lunchtime break.

To celebrate the release of “Ripe,” I am offering my first short story for free for two days. (So download it today! click on the book cover, you’ll be taken directly to Amazon!) The story is about a young widow who gets snowed in with her hot chef-teacher. It’s called “Stir until Stiff.”

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At the end of my short stories are some “Hot Slices” or excerpts from SAFFRON NIGHTS and the upcoming CRAVINGS.  In the mean time, I’m hard at work on the revisions for LIKE HONEY, book #3 in my SAFFRON NIGHTS series and am gearing up for the release of CRAVINGS in November. So stay tuned!

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9 Comments

  • cpmandara
    August 13, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Now that’s a really clever idea – and if you’re publishing indie alongside your published works, you also get a bit more control over them. You can promote them for free and get a new reader base or just say thanks to all your loyal fans and followers… thanks for the great idea!

    • LizEverly
      August 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Can’t take the credit for the idea. Many writers are doing this. But I’m so happy you found it useful. Thanks for responding!

  • cmkempe
    August 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

    I put together a sampler FOUR PLAY to make it easy for people to try me out. Nothing to lose!

    • LizEverly
      August 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

      There ya go. It’s a great idea. It serves readers and you.

  • ellaquinnauthor
    August 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Tweeted. I’ve been wanting to write a novella. I even have the story floating around, I just haven’t had the time.

    • LizEverly
      August 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

      I’m working on a very long short story or a novella, not sure which yet. But it’s a great length for e-readers. Thanks for tweeting, Ella!

  • LizEverly
    August 14, 2013 at 5:56 am

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