Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't have any four-leaf clovers for you...but I do have some fairy slippers, which are also a rare and lovely find. :) (Well, at least the flower is - hoping you'll find the story to be sweet, too!)
Yes, Fairy Slippers - the short-story sequel to Bleeding Heart featuring Zachary Taylor the cook - is now available! Instead of publishing it as a separate ebook, which was my plan earlier this year, I was inspired by my cover designer's latest project, Take a Picture. The way she so sweetly combined her two short stories made me want to do the same for "The Heart's Spring" short stories, especially since both stories are such quick reads (about 6K words for Bellflower and 5K for Fairy Slippers).
So the cover for Bellflower got a makeover - with a brighter background and a note at the bottom about the extra short story being included. And now the combo ebook is available for $.99 at the following sites!
Here's some more information about the ebook...
"The Heart's Spring" Short-Story Combo eBook
BELLFLOWER: Short Story Prequel to Forget Me Not
Annabelle knows only one way of life. Jacob knows only one way to feel secure. When their paths cross in a Western mining town, can they find a way for love to bloom? Discover the story behind two hurting hearts in this short but sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
FAIRY SLIPPERS: Bonus Short Story Companion to Bleeding Heart
Margaret is fragile. Zachary is tough. Both are lonely. Will a dance in a redwood lumber town bring them together—or drive them apart forever? Discover the continuing story of the cook from Bleeding Heart in this short but sweet retelling of Cinderella.
- Visit the page for both short stories on The Heart's Spring blog.
- Add the book on Goodreads. (I ended up combining Bellflower & Fairy Slippers there to reflect the new ebook format - I apologize to those of you who had only marked Fairy Slippers as "to-read"!)
- View character/setting images and more on the Fairy Slippers Pinterest board. (There's also one for Bellflower.)
To celebrate the official ebook release day, I've got a couple of special offers for you!
Forget Me Not is Free for Kindle!
Today (March 17th) through Friday (March 21st), Forget Me Not is FREE in Kindle format! Click HERE to pick up your copy. Bellflower is the prequel to Forget Me Not, so this is the perfect chance to read both together for only $.99! You can actually read the whole series (minus Book 3 - Morning Glory - which should hopefully be released this summer) for less than $4!! The paperback versions of Forget Me Not and Bleeding Heart are also both available now for only $8.99 each.
All that to say... If you've been waiting to pick up your copies of these books and dive into "The Heart's Spring" series, now is the time! ;)
A Cinderella Giveaway!
I've been holding onto this horse & carriage beaded bookmark from Belle on a Budget for a few months now, waiting to use it for a Fairy Slippers giveaway - isn't it just darling? Even though there are no horses or carriages mentioned in Fairy Slippers, I think it's perfect to celebrate a Cinderella-themed story. I hope you agree! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and you can enter via the Rafflecopter form below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
St. Patrick's Day Spotlight Participants
Check out these super sweet bloggers who are helping me spread the word about all this bookish news today!
- A BookLover's Heart
- Bluerose's Heart
- Christian Bookshelf Reviews
- Christian Novels
- Inspiring Daring
- Labor Not in Vain
- Literary and Lace
- My Favorite Pastime
- The Curried Nut
- The Wonderings of One Person
- To Be A Person
What do you think of the updated combo cover? Do you enjoy getting to learn about secondary characters in a series through short stories?