Smashwords End of Year Sale now underway – Thousands of deep-discounted eBooks!

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My e-books, ‘A Year Before Christmas’, and ‘Witch Way and other ambiguous stories’ are now FREE in the Smashwords sale.
Print copies can be purchased from Amazon.

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The fourth annual Smashwords End of Year Sale kicked off December 18 – one week earlier than normal – and runs through January 1. Discover thousands of deep-discounted ebooks from the world’s best indie authors and publishers.

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These exclusive deals disappear after January 1!

We started the sale a week early this year so customers of the Smashwords Store can use our convenient ebook gifting feature to purchase their favorite authors’ ebooks for their friends and family. Digital gifting will be more popular than ever this year due to the pandemic.

To purchase an ebook as a gift, simply click the “Give as Gift” button instead of the “Add to Cart” or “Buy” button.

Under the Smashwords End of Year Sale tab on the home page, you’ll find these shelves:

  • Featured Smashwords End of Year Sale Deals – Highlights
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A Year Before Christmas

A lovely reveiew from ‘Bonnie Reads and Writes’ – clearly a blog worth following for your Christmas and New Year reading. Many thanks, Bonnie. 🙂

Five stars

Bonnie Reads and Writes

This is a delightful Christmas Story Poem by Cathy Cade. It is a new take on “A Night Before Christmas,” complete with Santa, Reindeer, and ….Engineering? You will enjoy this lively poem and its colorful, captivating illustrations. It is clever, saucy, and fun.

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Story Chat: Out of Character, A Christmas Story

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Featured on Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat blog, this one was written for our writing group, so this is its first public airing. Please add your comments to Marsha’s conversation, and don’t pull your punches! (I need all the advice I can get 🙂 )

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Anything can happen behind the scenes in the malls and stores at Christmas time. But do we ever hear those stories?

Out of Character

by Cathy Cade

Christmas ads had been filmed and it was time for live appearances in department stores, handing out samples of Glint children’s toothpaste as the jolly, padded, fur-clad Eva Beaver. Children seemed to like her. The feeling was not mutual.

They reminded her of school, which had sapped what little confidence she had to begin with. If her parents had not given her such a stupid name, maybe teachers—and later her classmates—would not have sniggered at the contrast it raised with this mousy beige child with a mouthful of teeth. Her classwork was unexceptional. She was the last to be chosen for teams in sports lessons but, thanks to a sympathetic drama teacher, she participated in every school play. On stage, she could be…

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Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #FairyStory – The Godmother by Cathy Cade

Thanks to Sally for a lovely review.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

It has been a busy couple of weeks so I enjoyed putting my feet up for an hour with a cup of tea, some biscuits and Cathy Cade’s take on a popular fairy story with her recent release  The Godmother.

About the book

Euphemia Ffinch, godmother to Lucinda Eleanor, has been travelling since she retired as nanny to the Regalian royal family.

Buttons the dog has lived in the basement with Cindy since his master died, while her stepmother and stepsisters live upstairs and treat her as a servant.

Prince Alfred of Regalia is dreading his birthday ball; his stutter gets worse in company and the daughters of the nobility look down on him. They are all taller than he is. He’d rather invite the girl he met online.

Euphemia learns that Cindy’s father has died. Her intuition tells her she is needed back in Regalia, but someone is trying…

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New Fiction from a Whittlesey Wordsmith

Killing Time in Cambridge Just published is a tale of a Cambridge detective with an unusual sidekick , written by an author who knows his territory. Affection for Cambridge and its surroundings shines through the story and its gentle humour ensures these murders won't keep you awake at night. A Good holiday read. Find Phil … Continue reading New Fiction from a Whittlesey Wordsmith