Karen’s Story, the second in the Museum of Fractured Lives series is available free from all Amazon sites until Wednesday 16th October.
Karen’s Story is contemporary women’s fiction (although some men may enjoy it too). It is the tale of a single woman’s quest to find a man to father her baby. She tempts a work colleague to commit adultery. But he has a secret and their affair has devastating consequences. At approximately 8,500 words the book can be described as a long short story or a ‘flash’ novella.
To celebrate I am running a competition to win a Book Journal (pictured). It is full of pages on which to keep a record of all the books you’ve read – great if, like me, you tend to forget what you’ve read or which author you particularly enjoyed. There’s also a section to keep a list of ‘Books to Read’ – useful if an interesting book is mentioned on the radio or TV or a friend recommends a novel they like.
All you have to do to enter is:
- Download a free copy of Karen’s Story – The Museum of Fractured Lives to your Kindle, tablet or PC. If you use Amazon.com the link is here or search for ASIN: B00F3FMHSK.
- Write an HONEST review on Amazon.
- Email me at email@example.com and let me know which review is yours.
All the emails will go into a ‘hat’ and I will draw one at random after the closing date, which is midnight Saturday 26th October 2013.
If you would like more than one entry into the draw, simply leave another review for any of my other books (you may have them sitting unread on your Kindle after previous free promotions, or you can buy them) and send me another email.
I have thought about the ethics of this competition i.e. people gaining entry to a prize draw in return for writing a review. I have decided it is acceptable (and hope you do too) because:
- there is no guaranteed prize
- winning is not dependent on the content of the review or the star rating
- the practice is well-established, for example Story Cartel offer prizes of Amazon vouchers, Kindles and books to readers leaving reviews (scroll down the page on this Story Cartel link to see the details).
I hope you enjoy Karen’s Story!
#1 by Helen Baggott on October 12, 2013 - 10:35 am
Downloaded the book – doubt my review will be posted in time to qualify, but I wish you well.
#2 by Sally Jenkins on October 12, 2013 - 10:41 am
#3 by Lesley Dawson on October 12, 2013 - 12:24 pm
I’ve downloaded it too, Sally, and will do my best to read it and get a review done for you in time. I hope you get lots of reviews as I enjoy your writing.
#4 by Sally Jenkins on October 12, 2013 - 4:24 pm
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Lesley! I just hope this one lives up to expectations …
#5 by Lesley Dawson on October 13, 2013 - 10:35 am
Done and dusted, Sally. I enjoyed it so much that I downloaded Maxine’s Story too. 😀
#6 by Sally Jenkins on October 13, 2013 - 7:16 pm
Thank you SO much for the reviews, Lesley! Can you drop me a couple of emails (one for each review, email address is in the blog post) so that I can make sure you go in the draw.
#7 by susanjanejones on October 12, 2013 - 1:45 pm
Hi Sally, I’ll download later, thank you for the offer, and I like how you say HONEST review; I would never leave anything other than that as otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to author or reader. Sounds intriguing, I’ve missed the others, but I’m still reading the book with the apple on. Talk later.
#8 by Sally Jenkins on October 12, 2013 - 4:25 pm
Thanks, Susan. Hope you enjoy both Karen’s Story and the book with the apple on (One Day For Me – a collection of prize-winning short stories, for those who’ve missed me wittering on about it!)
#9 by Linda on October 13, 2013 - 12:55 pm
I’ve downloaded Karen’s Story, thank you, but I don’t know if I’ll get it read and reviewed by the deadline. No matter, a free book is a prize in itself! I’ve just started reading Maxine’s Story (thought it best to start at the beginning of the series) and I can HONESTLY say I’m hooked after the first few pages.
#10 by Sally Jenkins on October 13, 2013 - 7:18 pm
I hope you enjoy the rest of the book, Linda! Don’t forget just a review of Maxine’s Story by the deadline will get you in the draw.
#11 by Rohi Shetty on October 15, 2013 - 3:16 am
Hi Sally, I’ve downloaded and will definitely review it soon. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the bonus contest.
#12 by Sally Jenkins on October 15, 2013 - 7:48 am
Thanks, Rohi. Fingers crossed that you like it! It’s turning out to be quite a constructive exercise with honest helpful comments being fed back to me.
#13 by Nick Daws (@nickdaws) on October 16, 2013 - 10:48 am
My review is now up on Amazon UK. Incidentally, It’s good to see that the participants in KindleFever are still supporting one another. Hi, Rohi!
#14 by Sally Jenkins on October 16, 2013 - 4:43 pm
Thanks, Nick. And thanks for including suggestions about how I might take this forward – most helpful!