Oh man, as a reader, this is always a difficult week for me. I read a ton of ebooks, so the whole ‘read an ebook this week’ aspect of the event means nothing to me. However, tons of book sellers, publishers and authors have SALES! I end up gluttonously downloading books. I read a lot of them, so it’s not a waste. But I can guarantee I’ll spend collective hours and hours trawling the sales. The subconscious fear of missing something will keep me glued to my computer. *sigh* That I know this doesn’t really empower me to change my behaviour.
As an intrepid author, #RAEW doesn’t really mean much to me. I always throw The Weeping Empress up for free on Smashwords, but historically get very few hits. I generally believe a book gets roughly six months of promotion when it’s new and then an author risks being a spammer if they keep it up. So, TWE gets very little promotional attention. But if you’ve ever been tempted to read it, nows a great time to snag a free copy.
Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious cult, hunted by the emperor, and facing betrayal at every turn she clings to the only safety she can find: two enigmatic men and the sharp bringer of death, Salvation. The Weeping Empress explores the devastating effects of loss, the hunt for redemption, and the price of destiny. It questions the true meaning of evil and asks what monster is not also an innocent?
I’ll be on the lookout for great reads this week. If you have a recommendation or come across a notable sale feel free to drop me a comment. I’m easily swayable in such things.