I’m incredibly excited to announce Amazon’s publication of my short story, “The Kindness of Neighbors” (previously published as “Finding Emma”), through its short fiction imprint StoryFront!
This has always been one of my favorite pieces, but to get validation from the tough editorial staff at Amazon makes it all the sweeter!
And I narrowly missed a second feather in my cap when they told me they wanted the original cover. Unfortunately, they couldn’t reach an agreement with the photographer and had to pass (his loss), but I’m incredibly pleased with the new cover, as well.
Please tell your friends! Just 1$1.99 :)
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To celebrate the release of the audiobook for Blueblood, Marty Singer #2, I’m holding a sweepstakes!
Entry is pretty simple: head on over to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/matthew.iden) and click on the Giveaways tab. It’s a Rafflecopter contest, so you can earn entries by doing different actions like Tweeting about the contest, signing up for my newsletter, and similar things.
First place (1 prize): Hands, eyes, and ears
Author-autographed paperback, a gifted Kindle copy, and an Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
Second place (1 prize): Eyes and ears
A gifted Kindle copy and an Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
Third place (3 prizes): Ears
An Audible.com coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.
About the audiobook
The audiobook is narrated by Lloyd Sherr, the voice of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels, Fillmore from Cars 2, and Guy Kawasaki’s APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur.
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Gang, I’m disappointed to let you know that I didn’t win Big Al’s Readers’ Choice Awards in Mystery, but I want to thank you very much for voting for me. The winner in the category was Vicki Tyley’s Bitter Nothings. I haven’t read it, but all of Vicki’s books have garnered an impressive number of positive reviews and I’m honored to be in such great company.
Again, thanks so much for your support…we’ll get ‘em next time!
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Need a good read?
Smashwords’s annual Read an Ebook Week is now, March 2 – 8, which means thousands of free or cheap of ebooks for you, including A Reason to Live (currently free)!
Check out the event homepage at https://www.smashwords.com/ebookweek.
Grab A Reason to Live in any digital format at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212625.
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Friends – Big Al’s voting page is now live!
I am thrilled to announce that A Reason to Live has been nominated by Big Al’s Books and Pals for their 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards! I made it past the 1,400 books submitted and the 368 actually reviewed to make it into Big Al’s top echelon.
But I need your help! Winners are selected by votes, so please cast yours for A Reason to Live over at Big Al’s place, http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/. While you’re there, check out the nominees in the other genres…there are some wonderful books there.
If you want to get a look inside the book before voting, I recently made A Reason to Live free on Kobo and Smashwords, so grab your copy now (free on Amazon, iTunes, and B&N soon!) and take a gander before casting your vote.
p.s. Voting goes until midnight (EST) March 12th, so tell your friends!
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