May 132017

It’s been pretty hot here for the last week or so, and we have stayed close to home for most of it. Terry is involved in a weaving project, and I’ve been working on my new Big Lake mystery book. I’m at 16,000 words now and moving right along.

Speaking of books, that’s the subject for today. Especially free books. Many of my author friends give away free copies of their books on Amazon. Why do they do this? Because they hope that if you get a sample of their work you will enjoy it and become a fan of the rest of their books. So instead of boring you because I don’t have much going on at the moment, I thought I’d do something different and just list a bunch of free books that different authors I know currently have available in several different genres.

If you like reading romance books, my pal Susie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her popular Northstar Angels series is free at this link With a four star rating out of almost 1200 reviews, it’s a good one.

Another popular romance author is Mona Ingram, who hails from Canada. Mona is giving away Now and Forever, the third book in her Forever series at this link 

Many of you know our dear friend Donna McNicol, who was a solo fulltime RVer before she met her hubby Stu. They recently became snowbirds and bought a home in Tennessee. Among her many talents, Donna is a pretty darn good author, and she made her book Home Again free today only for this blog. You can get it at  

Do you travel with a dog? If so, you might find Training Your Dog to be Home Alone by Sharon Delarose useful. She has a very good common sense approach to dog training. It’s available at this link

If you’re a fan of zombie fiction, be sure to get a free copy of Kellie’s Diary #1 by Thomas Jenner and Angeline Perkins. It will keep you up late at night. You can get it free at

My friend Scott Langrel lives in Eastern Tennessee, not far from his birthplace in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Scott is the author of the Finn McCoy paranormal thrillers, and the first book in the series, Homecoming, can be downloaded free at

Prolific science fiction author Stephen Arseneault lives not too far away from us here in Florida. Stephen has several freebies available including HADRON Dark Matter at, SODIUM:1 Harbinger at, AMP Messenger at, and OMEGA Exile at

And I haven’t forgotten you mystery fans. My buddy George Weir is making Slow Falling, the sixth book in his excellent Bill Travis mystery series, free all day Saturday at  

That should keep you busy reading for a while. Maybe by the time you get done working your way through some of those, I’ll have my new book ready to go. Let me know if you want to see more free book listings. If there is enough interest I’ll post some more in a week or two.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience. This is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

Check Out Nick’s E-Books In Our Online Store

Click Here For Back Issues Of The Gypsy Journal

Click Here To Subscribe To The Gypsy Journal

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  4 Responses to “You Can’t Beat Free”

  1. C. A. Newsome’s book A Shot in the Bark is also free. This is the first book in her dog park mystery series, fun to read but tense with the murders that occur.

  2. Even when you say you don’t have anything to write about, you still make it interesting. ? You’re a true writer. You have a real gift!!

  3. I downloaded four of your links to books in genres I enjoy only to discover I’d already bought three of them. I guess I like what I like.

    I already read A Shot in the Bark, too. Enjoyed it enough to buy more in that series.

  4. Thanks for the book recommendations. My husband and I always enjoy your choices.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.