Free fantasy novel: The Winds of Khalakovo

I’m not a Kindle girl, myself, but I just noticed that Amazon is offering up the Kindle edition of Bradley Beaulieu’s The Winds of Khalakovo for free right now! I have no idea how long this will last, but it’s really an interesting fantasy novel and a great read—not overly simple. I wrote a review after I read it last summer (having found it as one of Barnes & Noble’s Free Fridays selections—their best one still, if you ask me), so have a look at that if you want to know a little more. But goodness, dear reader, it’s a free, good fantasy novel!

If you have a Kindle or one of their reading apps, by all means, go download it.

The Winds of Khalakovo is the first of what—I believe—is supposed to be a trilogy. The second volume, The Straits of Galahesh, comes out within a couple of weeks.

Edit: Winds isn’t the only thing being given away, it turns out. Beaulieu RTed my tweet about the free Kindle edition, so (naturally) I checked out his profile, where I found this tweet from earlier today:

The response to The Straits of Galahesh Giveaway has been amazing. Still time to enter! Prizes of a Nook Tablet, Kindle

Turns out the author and his publisher, Night Shade Books, are running a free contest with prizes of ebooks, signed paperbacks, even a touch reader or B&N or Amazon tablet. (And there’s an interactive map with Easter eggs. whee 🙂 ) Pretty impressive for a giveaway to hype a book release! It’s open for entries through April 3, the release day for Straits. Follow to link above to give it a shot.


Free screensaver for your Nook: Leaves

Here’s another screensaver made from a photo I took at the Denver Botanic Gardens last fall; it’s a fanlike arrangement of leaves with sunlight shining through them. As always, free free to download and use as a wallpaper/screensaver on your Nook; just please don’t change it or pretend you made it.

Click the image for the full size (600×800).

Free screensaver for your Nook: Moon

Thought I’d make the photo I took of the Moon last week into a wallpaper/screensaver for the Nook. Because who doesn’t want to look at our lovely satellite when they pick up their e-reader? 😉 I edited it for the 16-shade grayscale of the Nook, and as always, you’re welcome to download and use it as a wallpaper; I just ask that you don’t change it or pretend you made it.

Click the image for the full size (600×800) version.

Hmm. WordPress is changing the image when I upload; the light halo is fainter in the original. It’s a tiny file so I’m not sure why WP is changing it, but hope you like it anyway. 🙂