That’s right, The Masq short story is three for three days on Amazon. The campaign runs from Sunday to Tuesday.

Specifically: Sunday, April 21, 2019, 12:00 AM PDT to Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT.

It’s three-month stint in Kindle Unlimited will have run its course in May and I will not be re-enrolling it the program.

Instead, I will be putting the story up on other platforms, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, 24 Symbols, etc. (I’m still on the fence regarding Smashwords).

However, I’m not abandoning the Kindle Unlimited, and my upcoming novella The Humid will be available through Kindle Unlimited. It releases April 14 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. (The ebook can be pre-ordered, the paperback version cannot.)

My new novella The Humid is free for three days on Amazon starting today!

Jack just wants to raise his children in a safe environment, while being able to afford to give them a comfortable life. With the promise of low crime, safe streets, and a hefty pay increase, he accepts a job in Tokyo and they leave Chicago behind. 

He’s read about the uncomfortable summers in the sprawling city, but they’re no strangers to the heat. Lake Michigan dishes out its fair share of humidity.

Shortly after their arrival, the first day of summer is a record-breaker, and the temperature continues to climb. When the power grid collapses, Jack’s family is trapped in the sweltering foreign metropolis, and escape seems all but impossible.

(WARNING: this story contains strong language and graphic situations that may not be suitable for all readers.)

And if you enjoy it, please leave a rating and review. And if you really like it, why not leave a review on Goodreads as well?

Conversely, if you don’t enjoy it, or even hate it, please feel free to shoot me a message and let me know why.

To grab it for free, simply make sure it falls within this window:

Friday, April 19, 2019, 12:00 AM PDT Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT

Phew. The move is done.

There appear to be some speed issues, and I’m looking into them, but I like the new place. It feels roomier, freer. There are infinitely more options and much more flexibility with a WordPress.org installation compared to a WordPress.com site.

Those three little appended letters make all the difference in the world.

The final post on my WordPress.com site will eventually disappear behind a privacy wall, so (for some reason) here it is in screenshot form:

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I left Facebook a half-decade ago, which can be a veritable eternity in tech years. However, the social networking landscape hasn’t transformed much during that time, and the blue and white website is evidently stronger than ever.

It’s earned its fair share of bad press during that time, and it may not be the choix du jour to reach a YA audience, but it’s still an important platform for writers, businesses, and various scallywags.

Therefore, I’ve established a Facebook Page. It would be great if you can check it out.

When it comes to indie publishing, every article, interview, podcast, video, and conversation imparts the same piece of advice.

Start. A. Mailing. List.

Sigh.

Seeing as I’m neither a fan of business nor marketing, I have been putting this off. Of course, I figured I didn’t really have anything to offer people.

However, deciding to hone my short fiction skills means that my catalogue will be expanding more than if I continued to focus solely on novels (two of which still require a hundred hours of editing).

Still, I won’t send out a lot of emails. I’ve subscribed to many email lists, and I’ve unsubscribed from even more. (Wait, that doesn’t make sense.) The point is, I know how annoying they can be when done wrong, and I don’t want to bother anyone.

As things currently stand, I plan to only send an email when:

  1. A new story/book comes out
  2. There are Advance Reader Copies available
  3. I have a free book promotion

If you would like to join Russell Cordner Readers, please use this form to register.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post about using Prolific Works to give away free Advance Reader Copies (ARC), I am also trying out some other avenues.

There are 20 copies available on Booksprout, and you can grab one here.

The Humid

Jack just wants to raise his children in a safe environment, while being able to afford to give them a comfortable life. With the promise of low crime, safe streets, and a hefty pay increase, he accepts a job in Tokyo and they leave Chicago behind. 

He’s read about the uncomfortable summers in the sprawling city, but they’re no strangers to the heat. Lake Michigan dishes out its fair share of humidity.

Shortly after their arrival, the first day of summer is a record-breaker, and the temperature continues to climb. When the power grid collapses, Jack’s family is trapped in the sweltering foreign metropolis, and escape seems all but impossible.

(WARNING: this story contains strong language and graphic situations that may not be suitable for all readers.)