As you know, I’ll be launching my novel-length book Tales from Corny Cove (Life in a Cornish Paradise… What could Possibly go Wrong?) on Sunday 6th July. In the meantime, I’ve decided to publish a free ebook of the first tale, Beastly Encounters…
Just like all the other stories in Tales from Corny Cove, Beastly Encounters is novelette-length and set on the coast of Cornwall, England, where fifty-somethings Henry & Margaret have moved to and now run a campsite. But with delightful picturesque landscape on the one hand, and a host of bothersome characters on the other, life at Corny Cove can be both a blessing and a curse.
In Beastly Encounters, Easter is now over and, after a busy start to the season, Henry relaxes with his newspaper, only to discover the murderous Beast of Bodmin Jail is on the loose. But with a brutish, jealous camper running around on site, Henry isn’t sure who his biggest threat is. (Despite the title, it isn’t the kind of horror you’d find in a Stephen King novel, by the way!)
PREVIEW vs. FREE eBOOK
As I mentioned in my last blog, you can preview the first 20% of Tales from Corny Cove on Smashwords for free prior to its release. This will give you the intro, prologue & most of the Beastly Encounters story. With this new free ebook, you’ll get a few extras: you’ll get to read the end of the Beastly Encounters story, have a sneak peek at Tale #2 (Fly in the Ointment), as well as see a selection of my infamous tongue-in-cheek ‘faux reviews’ by pseudo-celebrities like Tom Crews, Crocodile Dundee, Billy Brisun the travel writer, and Mugatu the fashion designer!
So why not click to download it now on Smashwords? You DON’T need an eReader! There are printable & screen-readable versions of Beastly Encounters available as well as formats for your all favourite eReaders (including Kindle, iPhone & iPad!).
There’ll be yet another sneak peek before the release of Tales from Corny Cove, so stay tuned for more news by subscribing to the blog (button on the right that says “I’m keen! Sign me up!”).
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