“Winterland” is Now Available!

by Mike Duran · 19 comments

My first e-book is now available. It’s been a lot of fun to write, a great learning experience, and a wonderful chance to collaborate with others (I’ll talk about that more in my next post). Winterland is currently available at Amazon.com for Kindle downloads, as well as through Smashwords. Apparently, there’s a bit of a lag between its publication date and when some publishers actually receive the book through Smashwords. So those reading through Sony, Apple or Kobo, will have to wait another week or so.

Winterland is a novella (approximately, 27,000 words), and best described as urban fantasy, slipstream, or dark adult fairy tale. For a more detailed synopsis see my Winterland page. Anyway, the book is priced as $1.99 and will be linked in my sidebar. If you do purchase a copy, I’d really appreciate a publicly posted review of the story, good or bad. Also, I have a coupon code for a free Smashwords download for the first five commenters here who simply request it. This story is quite different than anything I’ve ever written, so I’m interested to hear readers’ responses.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenni N October 30, 2011 at 4:03 PM

I’d love to give it a read, if you’ve still got a coupon left. šŸ™‚

And I’ll put up a GoodReads review. šŸ™‚ (I have a LibraryThing too, if you’d like one up there.)

Anything in particular about the story that you’d like comments on? Or just a general review? Would love to be as helpful as possible. šŸ™‚

So are you planning on doing a paper copy as well (i.e. Createspace)? A friend of mine recently published her novella; initially she was going to do ebook (smashwords & amazon) only, but upon my begging, she put it on CreateSpace too for people who just have to have the smell of new paper. XD


Kathrine Roid October 30, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Now there is a hooker of a synopsis! “Wizard of Oz meets Danete’s Inferno.” So rarely do I see a “x meets y” that works for me. Requesting one of those coupon codes. šŸ™‚ I’ll probably review it on my blog and goodreads.


Thea October 30, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I would love a coupon code if there’s still one available! The story sounds really interesting, which is what I love in stories. šŸ™‚


Lyn Perry October 30, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Count me in. Thanks.


Tom Farr October 30, 2011 at 6:58 PM

I’d love a coupon code if one is still available.


Kat Heckenbach October 30, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Ooh, me me me! šŸ˜€


Kat Heckenbach October 30, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Hah! Tom’s posted just as I hit submit. So number six :P.


Jay October 30, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I approve of this post!


Mike Duran October 31, 2011 at 5:22 AM

Jay, thanks so much for your help on this project!


Noah Arsenault October 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Oh I missed it! Oh well šŸ˜›

I look forward to reading it when I can!


Tony October 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Will this also be releasing for Nook?


Mike Duran October 31, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Tony, as I mentioned, it should hit Barnes and Noble in a week or so. I’m keeping an eye on that. Thanks for your interest.


Jessica Thomas October 31, 2011 at 6:38 AM

First page sounds great. Good description, characterization. Don’t need no coupon, I’ll pay. Too late anyway. šŸ™‚ (Code Monkey speak. Can’t stop…help…)


Jill October 31, 2011 at 7:34 AM

I’ll have to wait for the Nook version, but am definitely looking forward to reading the final cut.


TC Avey October 31, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Have to wait for the Nook version, but it sounds very interesting! Congrats!!


Merrie Destefano October 31, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Congrats on your e-book! I have it on my list of the Top Thirteen Books for Halloween. Started reading sample chapters last night and can’t wait to read the rest. Will purchase book in a few minutes. *dancing happy for you*


K.L. November 3, 2011 at 6:32 AM

Sounds like an interesting book. I really enjoy christian supernatural suspense. have you read Lis Wiehl’s latest book, Waking Hours? Very spooky. She co-wrote it with Pete Nelson, a terrific suspense writer. the book really explores some important themes like the existence of evil. Seems like the kind of book you’d like, just wanted to recommend it.


Brandon Clements November 5, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Excited about this!


Lyn Perry November 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Posted my review at Goodreads. I can post it on Amazon if you wish.


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