Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Have a Free Book--Happy Spring!

                                   by Laura Crum

            Since this is the official first day of spring—by the calendar—though it has been spring at my place for awhile—I thought I’d offer the second title in my mystery series for free. Happy spring to all! Hoofprints has always been one of the most popular books in the series—it was the runner-up in my recent reader poll. So, for those who are interested in a fun mystery centering around western cowhorses, with a down-to-earth horse vet as a heroine, and some nefarious trainers and owners forming the cast of characters, along with some absolutely realistic horses, here’s a chance to try the book for free. The Kindle edition of Hoofprints will be free for three days—March 20th, 21st and 22nd—in honor of the vernal equinox. Here is the link, if you’d like to try it.

            I know some of you have read this book already, and I would really welcome your comments letting me (and everyone else) know what you thought of the book—weaknesses as well as strengths. I’d also be very grateful for any reviews you would post on Amazon as well as Goodreads. These reviews are really important to authors nowadays.
            And now, at Alison’s special request and in celebration of spring—here are some photos of my garden in March.

            The vegetable garden at dawn with the plum tree in full bloom.

            Plum blossom—one of the loveliest and most reliable signs of spring.

                                      Algerian iris.

            Henry enjoying spring in the garden.

                   Raindrops on roses.

            Early flowers on rose “Crepuscule” (means “Twilight” in French, right Cesca?). This rose flowers reliably both early in the spring and in autumn for me, as well as its lavish May/June flowering.

            The veggie garden is productive as well as beautiful.

            Happy Spring! I hope you give Hoofprints a try for free. And please, do share this with others--on your blog, website, facebook page or, gasp, in real life. Its a fun read--and right now it doesn't cost a cent.


The Equestrian Vagabond said...

I already have it and I'm looking forward to reading it!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Laura Crum said...

Thanks, Merri. I hope you enjoy it.

RiderWriter said...

Oooh, I just finished it! Very much enjoyed it, too. I'll leave a review on Amazon. :-)

Martine said...

Cool thank you Laura, I will download it later. Will leave a review, too, but I won't get to read it for a week or so, I'm well stuck into a non-horse book (yes, I read such things!)

Laura Crum said...

Thanks RiderWriter--I appreciate the reviews very much.Glad you enjoyed the book.

Martine--I read non-horse books too--am currently reading a garden book, though I guess I shouldn't admit that.

Jenne said...

Hi Laura - I just got it and shared it out via Facebook. I also referred folks back to this blog - hope they come over and check it out! :)

Andy Snow said...

Thank you, Jenne! I appreciate it.

Alison said...

It seems so funny to see your lovely spring photos/post right after my frigid-looking storm photos!

Laura Crum said...

Oops--the comment from Andy Snow is actually from me. My husband must have been logged in and I didn't notice.

Alison--I posted the spring photos because you asked for them--but I think the contrast is kind of amusing.