Wednesday, February 28, 2018

So Your Mother Disappoints You #WednesdayWisdom

So Your Mother Disappoints You

And it's hard not to take it personally.
She drinks a twelve pack and drives,
45 miles in the wrong direction, away
from the elementary school where
you sing a song about a heart
while yours is breaking. Alone
overlooking the sea of faces
you don't know. Or Thanksgiving
when most children gather around
the dinner table, say grace and thank you
for the mothers who spoon out greens
and cranberries onto white plates
while you walk into the jailhouse.
Hands up, pat down, and the plexiglass
remains between you. When she calls
to say she can't leave him because
she has nowhere to go. Yes, it's hard
not to take it personally in a world of
1000 choices--and not one of them is you.
                                 …
But then I think of the valley, the forest
rich with life, though trapped in the canyon.
Lightning strikes there often, a brush fire
springs up, sweeps through the pines.
Animals are killed, a river polluted
the sky darkened with ash. One could say
terrible, tragic when considering
the burned paws, the lives lost.
Or one can see the wisdom in it. The burn
is needed. The burn brings growth.
The burn is the only reason the valley thrives.


-Kory M. Shrum, 28 February 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

#Freebiefriday: Over 90 thriller novels to choose from



Come for the thrillers, stay for the action! Here is quite the haul for you thriller fans. This is your chance to download over 90 thriller titles available in this mega giveaway - including a copy of Shadows in the Water by yours truly! 

Check out the giveaway  here 



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

#Tuesdaybookblog: Over 150 FREE fantasy books - Giveaway ending soon!


Only a few days left to peruse this mega fantasy giveaway! With over 150 fantasy novels to choose from, including one from yours truly  here 

I am sure that there's something for everyone.


Take a look at what's available and see what goodies are in store for your e-readers! Visit the giveaway  here

Monday, February 19, 2018

#Mondaymotivation Read more free books with this Instafreebie App!



The Instafreebie app makes ebook delivery faster and simpler for anyone who uses Instafreebie to get free books from their favorite authors. Books claimed from the Instafreebie site can be moved from the Instafreebie app to any ereader app currently installed on your device.

Available on iTunes and Google Play! Get the app ➜ here.


Or learn more ➜ here.


And why don't you start by adding some of my own freebies to your app!

Get the Dying for a Living boxset FREE ➜ here.

Get Shadows in the Water FREE ➜ here.

Friday, February 16, 2018

#Freebiefriday Over 80 free sci-fi and fantasy books available, this weekend only!


Here is your chance to download any (or all!) of the 80+ sci-fi and fantasy books offered in this mega giveaway. Instead of sitting here, telling you just how awesome this offer is, go check it out yourself!

And keep your eyes open for a free book or two from yours truly! 


Get your books  ➜  here 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hot New Audiobook on #Audible -



If you're anything like me, your resolution this year might have been to read more books in 2018. One way I'm trying to achieve this ambition is by listening to more audiobooks.
If you're looking for something to listen to yourself, you may be interested in my new boxset. This boxset has FOUR of the Dying for a Living novels included for the price of ONE Audible credit. So if you have an Audible credit to spare, or just want 4 audiobooks for the price of one, feel free to check out this bundle.
Amazon ➜ here
Audible ➜ here
iTunes ➜ here

Not ready to start book 4? The first three books are also bundled in these retailers.
Amazon ➜ here
Audible ➜ here
iTunes ➜ here

Monday, February 12, 2018

#Mondaymotivation Two $100 Amazon gift cards @sffbookbonanza



If you've already burned through your holiday stockpile and are hoping to replenish your TBR - here is your chance! This giveaway is awarding two winners a $100 Amazon gift card each -- which be enough to satisfy even the most voracious book lover -- for at least a week or two!*

All you have to do is follow a few authors on Bookbub and rack up your entries and chances to win.

Learn more  here 


*while it's true the gift card can be spent on anything, I can't imagine a scenerio where you'd want to buy something more than you'd want to buy books...just sayin.