Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Read an E-Book Week

It's read an e-book week. One of my favorite things about e-only publishing is how authors can make more of their universe available by e-pubbing something that's too short to put into print by itself. So, in honor of read an e-book week, here are some things that are only available in e-book format.


Double Crossed by Ally Carter. In this short story, Carter brings together characters from her Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series. When a fancy party is taken hostage, the criminals find they're no match for Macy, Hale, and their friends on the outside.

The Shadow Cats by Rae Carson. While you're waiting for The Bitter Kingdom to come out, fans of The Girl of Fire and Thorns will want to read this short story prequel. Before Elisa's wedding, she travels with Alodia to her kingdom's borders. Told through Alodia's eyes, we see why she's such a great leader and why she underestimates her sister. Keep your eyes out forThe Shattered Mountain, another short story that comes out later this month.

Wolf Pact by Melissa de la Cruz. During the Blue Bloods series, Bliss went off to find the werewolves. In this spin-off e-only novel, she finds them. Originally released in 4 parts, this one is the complete story.


Fight To The Finish by Shannon Greenland. I'm a huge fan of the teen spy series, The Specialists and was heartbroken when Penguin stopped publishing it. Not only because it was a series I liked, but also because there were unresolved story lines. Luckily, Greenland finished the series and self-pubbed the last volume, so now I don't feel weird about recommending a series to new readers! (Plus, you know, CLOSURE.)

Six Earlier Days by David Levithan. In this prequel to Every Day, we're treated to six days in A's life before A meets Rhiannon. Six days in which A wakes up in a new body and has to navigate a new life without messing it up too badly.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas. This is the first of four prequels to the assassin Cinderella story, Throne of Glass. All four are out, and e-only.


The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter. At the end of The Goddess Test, Kate takes a 6 month sabbatical before Goddess Interrupted. This is the story of what happened during that time.

The Prince by Kiera Cass. This is a novella length prequel to The Selection, and talks about how the candidates get chosen and tells the beginning of the story through his eyes.

Hana by Lauren Oliver. Set in the Delirium universe, this is the first of three short stories that take a closer look at the lives and motivations of some of the other characters in the series.

I also want to mention Melina Marchetta's story Ferragost, which is available through the Journal of Australian Fiction. It takes place the same time as her upcoming Quintana of Charyn and fleshes out a side story. Even better? She's writing another one of Lady Celie's adventures for this summer, so Lumatere will continue.

I'd also like to point out that just because it's a short story or novella in e-only format doesn't mean it's not at your library. We have many of these at my local library, so check with yours!

What are your favorite e-only stories or books?

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