Blatant self-promotion Friday, or “Buy DETOURS for half off!”

Hey, it's got a hottie on the cover....Did you get a new Kobo for Christmas? Congratulations! I have one too. Although I usually read on my phone (using the Kobo or iBooks app) because it’s always in my pocket, when I’m traveling it’s nice to have all the books on my Kobo at hand, which is a lot.

Looking for books to load onto your new toy? Of course you are. You like a good deal? Well, who doesn’t?

I can help you with both of those things.

Click on the book cover over there on the right (the one with the hottie on the cover—no, that’s not me; my abs were visible once for approximately three days in 2002, but have been in hiding since then) to see it on the Kobo website. Click the little arrow next to “Buy Now” and choose “Add to Cart.” Boom, you’re now ready to buy my first novel. Good going, you!

From there, you can keep shopping, because hey, you’ve got a brand spankin’ new e-reader and you need more than one book, right? Whenever you’re done with your whirlwind book-buying and you’re ready to breathe a sigh of relief (and more importantly, you’re ready to start reading), click on your little shopping cart and check out.

Now, here’s the important part, kids: in the promo code window, enter the code 50DEC and click “apply.” Boom, you’ve just saved 50%.

In case you didn’t get that code, let me repeat it:


You can also buy all my short stories from Untreed Reads at that discount, which means you get them for the princely sum of 50 cents. “Straightening Up” is a good place to start, since it’s a Christmas-themed story. For me, I’m thinking it’s time to buy Kim McCullough’s Clearwater and J.R. Greenwell’s Who the Hell Is Rachel Wells?

(Don’t forget that you can also buy books from Kobo through a lot of independent bookstores, like my favorite, Left Bank Books.)

That code’s good until December 31, and you can use it as many times as you want. Happy shopping, kids!

LightADDENDUM: Let’s not forget all of the books that I mentioned yesterday as well, which include Foolish Hearts, the anthology with my latest story in it, and Light, the debut novel by my friend ’Nathan Burgoine.