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Don’t Miss the National Book Festival 2020

Hello Book Lovers!!

Just a quick note this week to make sure you don’t miss out on the Library of Congress’s FREE event this weekend…

The National Book Festival of 2020

(finally, something good about this year)

All you have to do is visit the link above, then enter your name and email and you’re registered to virtually attend a gobsmacking amount of lectures about historic books, about book preservation, about books books books.

There’s also discussions on other aspects of the LOC, plus loads of live author chats including John Grisham, Kwame Mbalia, Thomas Frank, Sarah Scoles, and oodles more!

The festival starts Friday (25 September) and runs through Sunday the 27th. Once you sign up, you’re free to pick and choose as many or as few programs that interest you.

Have a great book-filled weekend!!!

And if you missed out on Agatha Christie hanging ten last week, be sure to give Episode 12 a listen.

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If you’re looking for something unforgettable to read this weekend, try this…..

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A Double Dose of Free Stories from the Book Owl’s “Owl-ter” Ego

Hello Book Nerds!

This week, my “owl”-ter ego is taking over The Book Owl blog. But don’t worry, this isn’t a hostile take over. In fact, the take over is more than welcome because its main purpose is to give you freebies to keep you reading and to keep your bookworm eating up yummy words.

So, If you could use a little break from reality, I’ve got you covered…and it won’t cost you a single cent.

From now through Saturday (6 June), you can get two of my owl-ter ego’s short stories for FREE on Amazon.

  • Space Walk is an apocalyptic sci-fi story with a side of dark humor. If you’re not squeamish about bugs, you might be after you read this!
  • Testing the Waters (which recently earned a rave review) is a real-world fantasy tale that takes you along the streets of Port Athens where the residents aren’t quite what they seem.

Again, both stories are completely free, but only for a limited time, so don’t dilly dally.

Just click the titles above or the covers below to gobble your goodies!!!

An Added Bonus…

If you happen to have already read those stories, or if you just want to stock up on some great reading material that will take you away to fantastic new worlds, be sure to browse the 100+ tales in the promo below.

Each and every book is free if you’re subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, but many of the books will be discounted during the promo period (which, despite what the graphic says, actually ends on the 15th…oops).

Happy Browsing

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Happy Reading

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I will hoot at you next week with a new book-filled podcast episode!!

Book Bargains, News

The Book Owl’s “Owl-ter” Ego Has Big News

Hey Book Nerds,

Tammie Painter here, aka The Book Owl’s alter…oops, OWL-ter ego, and I’m taking over The Book Owl’s blog this week to bring you BOOK NEWS.

See, this week, I released the long awaited final installment of my historical fantasy series in which the Greek gods come to life as you’ve never seen them before. It’s exciting times indeed!!!

Below, you’ll find all the details about the book as well as some terrific discounts on the rest of the series in case you need to catch up. By the way, Book One of the series is currently FREE on most retailers if you’d like to give it a try.

Also, over on my own blog today, I took a little trip down memory lane and wallowed in some nostalgia over the series’ clumsy start and its blazing finish. If you’re curious about this little insight into the writing life, you can read that post HERE.

Anyway, I’ll let The Book Owl have her blog back next week when she’ll be releasing Episode 4 of the podcast and telling you about how trains and books collide….not literally of course…I hope.

Have a wonderful day full of books and reading!!!

PS – This project means a lot to me, but I only have a small voice in a very large crowd, so if you could help me get the word out by sharing this post, I’d be super grateful. Thanks :))

Alright, on to the new book, and on to the bargains…..

The Return of Odysseus takes you on a journey of mythic proportions in which allegiances are tested, relationships are challenged, and the true meaning of leadership is called into question.

The war may be over, but the fight for Osteria’s future has just begun.

With the immortality of the gods resting in the hands of the titans, all of Osteria is at risk of annihilation. As their powers fail and their allies fall, the gods must put their trust in the unlikeliest of heroes in the unlikeliest of places.

As the weakened gods limp their way toward a final battle against the titans, one man simply wants to return home from the war in Demos. But getting home may just be the toughest challenge Odysseus has ever endured.

Captured by a vengeful foe who makes the brutality of war seem like child’s play, Odysseus faces torture, indignity, and despair. His only hope proves to be a cunning sorceress, but even she has tricks that keep Odysseus’s goals impossibly out of reach.

With Odysseus’s world about to fall apart, with Osteria teetering on the edge of ruin, and with titans on the verge of supremacy, can the gods band together and intervene before it’s too late?

For both gods and mortals, it’s a race against time for survival, for love, and for Osteria.

The Return of Odysseus can now be found on my Payhip Bookstore (see coupon code below) and at most major retailers. 

Click HERE to take home this emotionally-charged final installment of the Osteria Chronicles today.

The Return of Odysseus is also available in paperback. Simply click the Kindle icon in the link above and select the paperback version instead of the ebook. Or search for B082PKW481 on your local Amazon store

Need to Catch Up on the Series?

All six books in The Osteria Chronicles can be found on my Payhip Bookstore.

And, as a New Release Bonus, feel free to enter coupon code NEWBOOK15 to take 15% off your entire purchase.

If you’d prefer to shop elsewhere, simply click the titles below and select your favorite retailer.

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Give a Hoot to Meals on Wheels

Hey Podcast Listening Book Nerds,

I know The Book Owl Podcast hasn’t even officially started — although the trailer is now live on loads of listening apps — but I just want to make a little request that will help a great cause.

From now through 16 April, Podchaser (which is like the IMDB for podcasts) is donating 25 cents, yes a quarter of a dollar, for every single review that’s left on their site.

This is perfect timing as The Book Owl Podcast’s Podchaser page just got approved by Podchaser this morning and a couple of reviews to kick things off would really come in handy.

Those reviews would also help make sure housebound elderly folks can continue to get their meals during this tough time.

This costs you nothing but a few seconds of your time, and you can leave as many reviews for as many different podcasts as you like.

So, head over to Podchaser, leave some reviews and then give yourself a big pat on the back for your good work because every single review puts 25 cents into the helping hands of Meals on Wheels!

If you’d wouldn’t mind reviewing The Book Owl Podcast, you can do so HERE.

If you’d like to read the post from Podchaser about the Reviews4Good program, you’ll find that HERE.

Thanks everyone!! Stay well :))