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Read an Ebook Week, March 4–10

Canadians have all the fun: By order of Parliament, they’ve actually designated March as “Read an Ebook Month.”

While the U.S. hasn’t quite embraced the ebook phenomenon like our neighbors to the north, we’ve still got some tricks up our sleeves. This week (March 4 through 10) is Read an Ebook Week, which means we get to participate in seven days worth of e-reading fun!

In honor of Read an Ebook Week, all of my books published on Smashwords are available for free.

That’s right, my entire catalog of ebooks—including my novel, Rebels of the 512—will be available for download completely and totally gratis for your reading pleasure. No catch, no fine print, no haggling. No kidding! Just awesome ebooks to get you hooked on the wild and crazy stories that seep from my brain.

Choose from any of the following:

Take one or take ‘em all with coupon code RE100—and don’t forget to write a review to let me know what you think when you’re done reading!

Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll nominations

Guess what? I’ve been nominated in several categories for this year’s Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll!

The poll is an annual tradition, and boasts a variety of categories on everything from books to short fiction and poetry to digital publications—including online magazines and e-books.

So I turn to you, dear readers, for support. If you like my writing or my magazine, Black Heart, give these projects some love by voting in the following categories:

I also have a piece nominated in the Nonfiction Article category, “Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Get Laid in Montreal,” which I published as part of my “quickies” series at Amazon and Smashwords. If you’d like to vote for this piece, I would also be eternally grateful for your support.

To facilitate voting for something you’ve actually read and enjoyed, you can currently download a free copy of “Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Get Laid in Montreal” from Smashwords by clicking here and using the code JL28B (only until January 11). It’s available in all formats, including PDF, so you can read it on your computer or with your favorite e-reader.

And then, remember to vote by January 10!

Black Heart’s NOIR anthology now online

Great news for lovers of crime fiction: Black Heart’s NOIR anthology is now online for your downloading pleasure!

The first of our new digital issues, The NOIR Anthology features the works of old-schoolers and newcomers to the noir/crime-fiction genre. Packed with 64 pages of short, dark fiction and even shorter (and darker?!) poetry, plus some truly terrific artwork (such as our kick-ass cover, shown below), there’s a little something for everyone with a hole in their soul—or a few bullets where there oughtn’t be.

Guest edited by crime fiction enthusiast, web writer extraordinaire, and occasional Black Heart contributor Jimmy Calloway, this anthology is a gritty paradise filled with girls and gangsters, bathed in whiskey and ringed with puffs of smoke issuing from lipstick-smeared cigarettes. Bodies, both living and dead, will point their guns your way just to keep you riveted to your seat.

And, at only $2.99 a pop, this is one anthology that won’t cause you turn to a life of crime just to get your fix.

Enjoy!