Discounts for Spring 2019

First of all, thanks to everyone who has bought the most recent book in my Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Scholarly Pursuits, and said such nice things about it in comments and reviews. This certainly motivates me to get right back to writing. I am currently doing research on women in the medical professions in San Francisco for the next mystery, while working on the sequel to the novella I co-wrote with my daughter,  The Stars are Red Tonight, which is set in the Paradisi Chronicles universe.

And the first two discounts I wanted to tell you about are on Between Mountain and Sea, the first book in my Caelesis series. For a limited time, the ebook edition, which is currently only found on Kindle, is on the Prime Reading list. What that means is that if you subscribe to Amazon Prime you can borrow Between Mountain and Sea for Free–all you have to do is be signed into your Amazon Prime account when you click to buy the book. 

Amazon Prime is different than Kindle Unlimited (which is a separate subscription service), and prior to the folks of KDP asking to include Between Mountain and Sea on the Prime Reading list, I had no idea that prime membership (which I use to get free shipping and stream movies) also included access to a rotating list of about 1000 ebooks, which you can borrow for free. To see the entire Prime Reading list, click HERE.

I hope that those of you who are fans of my mystery series but have been hesitant to give my science fiction work a try will use this opportunity to try this book for free. I have been very encouraged by how positively both readers who are familiar with my mysteries and readers who are new to my work have responded to this series–with 78% giving Between Mountain and Sea 5 stars. 

And, for those of you who prefer audiobooks, Between Mountain and Sea is not only available to buy in a whole lot of different stores, but in Barnes and Noble’s online store, they have discounted the audiobook edition 50%, so it is only $7.50. I don’t know how long this discount will last, but I also noticed they had the next two audiobooks in this series, Under Two Moons and Through Ddaera’s Touch, discounted 23% for now as well. 

And speaking of audiobooks. I am very excited to announce that I have had a new edition of Maids of Misfortune produced by Alexandra Haag, who has narrated all of my other Victorian San Francisco mystery books, as well as my Paradisi Chronicles trilogy. I am sorry to say that listeners didn’t respond well to the narrator for the original edition of Maids of Misfortune, which is why I switched to Alexandra. However, now that my original contract with that first narrator is over, I am very pleased that I have been able to get this new version produced by Alexandra. It is not available everywhere yet, but it is available on iTunes–for the discounted price of only $7.99 which is a wonderful deal. 

And finally, the boxed set of the first 4 books in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series is available on Kobo at a 40% discount until March 25. All you have to do is put in the code 40MAR at check out. Here is a page listing all the boxed sets currently involved in this Kobo promotion. 

So, lots of opportunities to get some reading and listening materials at a discount as you look forward to sunnier weather after a very long winter.

M. Louisa Locke, March, 22, 2019

Holiday Promotions

BostonTholidayI thought I would let you all know about a couple of promotions I am running for the holidays. Maids of Misfortune, the first book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, is still free in most ebookstores, but I have also made Uneasy Spirits, the second book in the series, FREE until 12/27 on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, and GooglePlay.

In addition, Uneasy Spirits has just been whispersynced, which means that if you own a copy of the Kindle ebook edition you get the audiobook version for only $1.99.

For those of you like to give ebooks as gifts, a reminder that the first four books in the series is available as a boxed set for $8.99–a 40% discount.

Finally, Between Mountain and Sea, my first novel in the Paradisi Chronicles series, will be only 99 cents on Kindle between January 2-8, 2017. (Oh, just wrote 2017 for the first time!) Since I am busily working away on Under Two Moons, the sequel, you might think about getting it now (and it is free for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited as well.) 

Happy Holidays!

M. Louisa Locke

Launch of Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi

cw-paradisi-ebookFor those of you interested in my work in the open-source Science Fiction series that I helped create (see this blog piece on the origin of this series), I am proud to announce that a new anthology of short stories, Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi, set in this world, has just been launched…zooming up to the top of the Amazon best-seller Science Fiction Anthologies list.

Part of the acclaimed ‘Future Chronicles’ series of speculative fiction anthologies, published by Samuel Paralta, in Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi, twelve authors take us on an incredible journey with adventurers, scientists and colonists, as they push the boundaries against the unknown, against alien civilization, and themselves.

I am excited to have one of the stories in this anthology, “Aelwyd:Home,” which tells the story of Kammie, one of the minor characters in my full-length Paradisi Chronicles novel, Between Mountain and Sea. 

In addition, my daughter, Ashley Angelly, is one of the other authors in this collection, with “Aderyn Tanllyd: A Tale of New Eden,” the story of two Ddaeran brothers.

For a limited time, Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi is only 99 cents on Kindle. I highly recommend it as a great introduction to the whole series.

In addition, to celebrate the launch of this anthology, I am discounting Between Mountain and Sea to 99 cents, and Ashley and I are offering The Stars are Red Tonightthe novella we co-wrote in the series for Free until November 8, 2016.

MSHR1200x1800Between Mountain and Sea, a science fiction coming of age novel, introduces Mei Lin Yu, a young New Eden girl, and Mabel, her ancestor who took the journey to New Eden from Earth over a century and a half earlier. This work is part of the Paradisi Chronicles.

Mei Lin Yu should have been looking forward to the next stage in her life. As a descendant of one of the ten Founding Families who led the exodus from a dying Earth and now rule New Eden, her choices are endless. But she has never felt part of that Founding Family or the world of technological marvels and genetic perfection they created.

All that will change the summer she spends at Mynyddamore, her ancestral home in western Caelestis, wedged between Mynyddeira, New Eden’s highest mountain, and the Sapphire Sea. Here, living among the Ddaerans, the original inhabitants of New Eden, she will discover secrets her family want to keep buried and a truth about herself that will forever change her destiny.

Between Mountain and Sea is 99 cents on Kindle

StarsAreRedTonightFinal800x1200-2The year is 2092 and Earth is slowly dying, but Trevor and Saya are holding their own. They have steady work in Seattle and unlike ninety-nine percent of the planet’s residents, they aren’t starving, their city isn’t underwater, threatened by fire, ravaged by disease, or under military rule. Their jobs are boring but at least they are safe. That is until an encrypted flash drive falls into their hands. Suddenly their lives are upended and nothing will ever be the same again.

The Stars are Red Tonight is part of the Paradisi Chronicles series, a science fiction adventure through time, space and generations, brought to life through the creativity of multiple authors. In this romantic suspense novella, Ashley Angelly and Louisa Locke introduce the Kuttners, one of the ten founding families who escape a dying Earth to colonize New Eden, a planet a galaxy away.

The Stars are Red Tonight is Free on Kindle

So for under $2 you get a novel, a novella, and twelve short stories set in this exciting new series! Can’t get much better than that. 🙂