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Brian James Freeman
01-31-2012, 04:08 PM
Most of you probably already saw the news elsewhere, but my eBook SEVEN STORIES is Free on Amazon for this week only. Here is the link:

http://amzn.to/SevenStories

I hope you'll check it out! The price will never be better. ;) If you can help spread the word, that would be very much appreciated since the promotion is only going to last a few days. Thanks!

http://brianjamesfreeman.com/images/ebooks/collections/SevenStories.jpg (http://amzn.to/SevenStories)

Brian

P.S. The eBook is also FREE on Amazon.co.uk (http://amzn.to/SevenStoriesUK) where it just hit #1 in the "Free Anthologies" category! Here is the link: http://amzn.to/SevenStoriesUK

Menace
01-31-2012, 04:48 PM
Can't wait to pick that up when I get home from work. This will be my first taste of your writing.

Martin
01-31-2012, 04:52 PM
Already have it loaded to my PC. I love free reads! Thanks!

Grant Wootton
01-31-2012, 05:10 PM
After my intro to Brian's work via The Painted Darkness, I've been hanging out for more - cheering :cool:

RJK1981
01-31-2012, 05:24 PM
I should write an angry, disgruntled letter demanding a refund for what I paid to buy this!! :mad:;)

Just kidding of course, seeing as how I bought and read this many months ago (probably at least 7-8 months ago, if not more) and it wasn't expensive anyway. Might be a little annoyed if I'd purchased it right before it went to free, but that isn't the case. I'd highly recommend this set of stories though, especially since it's free (but even if it wasn't). Look forward to seeing what collections these stories end up in.

srboone
01-31-2012, 05:45 PM
Got it on my PC. Can't promise anything since I have a difficult time with ebooks. Is there any way to print form a Kindle? If so I don't mind killing a few trees to get these things read. I read The Painted Darkness because I was able to print from the PDF that CD gave us.

RJK1981
01-31-2012, 05:56 PM
I'm not a big eBook fan either, but these stories are pretty quick reads so you might do fine reading them on a pc

jhanic
01-31-2012, 06:05 PM
I grabbed a free copy, but I'm in the middle of reading Dracula on my Kindle for PC, so it will have to wait a bit. Looking forward to it, though.

John

Hedda Gabler
01-31-2012, 06:40 PM
I grabbed mine. Thank you for the gift.

Brian James Freeman
01-31-2012, 06:46 PM
The eBook is also FREE on Amazon.co.uk (http://amzn.to/SevenStoriesUK) where it just hit #1 in the "Free Anthologies" category!

Here is the link: http://amzn.to/SevenStoriesUK

TerryE
01-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Thanks, Brian. I got my download. Now, to make the time to read it.

Brian James Freeman
01-31-2012, 06:57 PM
Thanks to everyone who already downloaded the eBook! I hope you dig the stories. :)

Brian

bsaenz24
01-31-2012, 07:28 PM
Fantastic!! Thanks Brian!!!

Brian James Freeman
01-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Now #1 in the US, UK, and Germany in the free "Anthologies" category:

http://www.amazon.de/Seven-Stories-ebook/dp/B003UNLJZE/

Brian

Grant Wootton
02-01-2012, 12:35 AM
Way to go Brian !!!! mebbe no banana's in your hip pocket, but the exposure your work will get should repay you 100 fold (well, that's my wish for you at any rate) :cool:

Dave1442397
02-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Got my copy - I'll get to read it one of these days! So many books, so little time.

Brian James Freeman
02-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Got my copy - I'll get to read it one of these days! So many books, so little time.

Ain't that the truth! Thanks for grabbing a copy!

Brian

Antmusic
02-01-2012, 07:17 PM
http://www.fearnet.com/news/b25260_book_review_lsquoseven_stories_by_brian.htm l A great review of Brian James Freeman's Seven Stories was just posted on FEARnet!

th3l0rd
02-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Thanks Brian !
Do you plan to put it also on CD store ? I totally against DRM, so if you do I'll avoid removing it :p
ps: I've got it from amazon.it

Brian James Freeman
02-01-2012, 08:13 PM
Thanks Brian !
Do you plan to put it also on CD store ? I totally against DRM, so if you do I'll avoid removing it :p
ps: I've got it from amazon.it

Seven Stories was only meant to be a temporary eBook, kind of a test case I put together the other year, but I didn't bother to take it down yet. At some point I need to because these stories will be in my new collections coming out later this year, which eventually will have DRM free eBook editions. :)

Brian

Dan Hocker
02-03-2012, 04:35 PM
I added Brian's free eBook to deals.woot.com for the last day of the sale (would've done it sooner if I had realized I could.... doh!). If you guys would be so kind as to give it a plus one that'd be great! Thanks.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/21d50ae4-177c-44f4-af47-6cf2f078c624/seven-stories-ebook-brian-james-freeman-kindle-store#0

Brian James Freeman
02-03-2012, 04:40 PM
I added Brian's free eBook to deals.woot.com for the last day of the sale (would've done it sooner if I had realized I could.... doh!). If you guys would be so kind as to give it a plus one that'd be great! Thanks.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/21d50ae4-177c-44f4-af47-6cf2f078c624/seven-stories-ebook-brian-james-freeman-kindle-store#0

Thanks, Dan!

Brian

Hedda Gabler
02-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Read the first story in the collection last night. Very good visuals, nice smooth dialogue, good story. Looking forward to the rest.

Brian James Freeman
02-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Read the first story in the collection last night. Very good visuals, nice smooth dialogue, good story. Looking forward to the rest.

Thank you! Hope you like the rest!

Brian

Hedda Gabler
02-23-2012, 02:39 AM
I was really pleased with this collection of stories. I think my favorite was The Punishment Room, I found that had a nice little twist and a very interesting concept.

But, in A Dreamlike State, something about this part of it said something to me personally.

"Years would pass and he'd forget the Dark Country, but the nightmares wouldn't end and peaceful sleep would never return, not even after he fled the valley and the town where his personal demons roamed like Gods."

That is brilliant. Is it okay that I quoted that?

Martin
02-23-2012, 04:16 AM
Not a bad story in the bunch. The stories are in no way related but the general theme's of the stories go well together. I moved right from Seven Stories to Kealan Patrick Burkes The Grief Frequency. This book is in line with the stories from Brian. Both really good reads.

Brian James Freeman
02-23-2012, 01:00 PM
But, in A Dreamlike State, something about this part of it said something to me personally.

"Years would pass and he'd forget the Dark Country, but the nightmares wouldn't end and peaceful sleep would never return, not even after he fled the valley and the town where his personal demons roamed like Gods."

A Dreamlike State is part of a much longer work, and that has always been one of my favorite lines. Thanks for posting it!

Brian

Martin
02-23-2012, 02:39 PM
Any plans for the longer work to be available? I would like to know the rest of the story.
A Dreamlike State is part of a much longer work, and that has always been one of my favorite lines. Thanks for posting it!

Brian

Brian James Freeman
02-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Any plans for the longer work to be available? I would like to know the rest of the story.

Maybe next year. Due to a lot of old projects finally getting done at the same time, I have seven books coming out this year so I think people are going to be pretty sick of me by December. ;)

The story is part of a novel that got shot down by New York -- every editor my agent tried loved it, but they all wanted it to be something different than what it was, so they couldn't sell it to the higher ups. (Probably not enough -- or any -- glittery vampires.) Oh well. I still like the novel the way it is.

The short story "The Silent Attic" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UNLJPO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=052379122979-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003UNLJPO) tells another part of the story, which is referenced in "A Dreamlike State."

Brian

Brian James Freeman
02-23-2012, 03:55 PM
To further expand on that answer, part of the reason I put those two short stories out there was to see if there was any interest from readers in this story. I've played around with other ideas for getting the book out there, like a free serial on my blog, but this book is not a gripping "thrill a minute" page turner... it's a slow build, heavy on character... So it might not be ideal for that sort of treatment.

(Most of the editors wanted "more excitement" in the first 100 pages, which I couldn't figure out how to provide... it's just not that kind of book. Either the reader will find the characters and their personal mysteries/demons engaging, or they won't...)

Brian

bsaenz24
02-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Hey Brian, maybe your next book can be The Last Glittery Vampire??? :rolleyes:

Brian James Freeman
02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Hey Brian, maybe your next book can be The Last Glittery Vampire??? :rolleyes:

Only if he can go to wizard school. :)

Martin
02-23-2012, 04:36 PM
I know the large publishers do not like these type of novels but I for one love them. I will be picking up The Silent attic to learn more of the story.

Brian James Freeman
02-23-2012, 04:39 PM
I know the large publishers do not like these type of novels but I for one love them. I will be picking up The Silent attic to learn more of the story.

Thanks, hope you like it! The story is told from two points of view, and these two stories show you each of them. If you like these stories, you'd probably like the novel.

Brian

Hedda Gabler
02-23-2012, 07:34 PM
I'm going to download the rest of the story to my Kindle.

Thanks for all that insight. I know authors hate to be asked, "where do you get your ideas?," but every story does have a seed to begin it and I really like hearing about the process. Maybe the story ends up being something totally different than that initial seed, but there is an idea nontheless, and it does have to be sparked. It's not just an immaculate concept. Something or someone sparks that idea. Every story has a story on how it became what it is.

So, if you care to share where the seeds of these stories came from, I for one would love to hear more.

Martin
02-23-2012, 08:02 PM
The Glittery Vampire of Hogwarts. I smell a best seller, and I don't like the smell.
Only if he can go to wizard school. :)

Grant Wootton
02-24-2012, 12:52 AM
Nope, the card sez it has to be a wizard to sell - sorry Brian :cool:

4605

peteOcha
02-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Glittery Vampire Werewolf Wizard it is then! ;)

http://www.justinbieberz.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Justin-Bieber-High-Fashion-Pictures-justin-bieber-big-pictures-991.jpg

srboone
02-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Armed and dangerous

http://static.happyplace.com/assets/images/2011/06/4e08b61c60be1.jpg

Hedda Gabler
02-24-2012, 08:31 PM
love that. I want one of these on my fence!

Brian James Freeman
02-24-2012, 08:35 PM
love that. I want one of these on my fence!

Me, too!

Brian

bookworm 1
02-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Me too also.Anything to keep the neighbors guessing.Brian 7books out this year?When do they start being released?How Long do we have to be kept in suspense?Are any of them being released by CD? Am I asking enough questions?Can you answer any of them?When can you answer them?:oCongrats on things finally comming together for you.

Brian James Freeman
02-24-2012, 09:03 PM
Me too also.Anything to keep the neighbors guessing.Brian 7books out this year?When do they start being released?How Long do we have to be kept in suspense?Are any of them being released by CD? Am I asking enough questions?Can you answer any of them?When can you answer them?:oCongrats on things finally comming together for you.

Lots with CD, starting with Dueling Minds! More to be announced soon including trade paperbacks of my backlist, which I'm publishing on my own.

Brian

Grant Wootton
02-24-2012, 10:08 PM
Glittery Vampire Werewolf Wizard it is then! ;)

http://www.justinbieberz.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Justin-Bieber-High-Fashion-Pictures-justin-bieber-big-pictures-991.jpg

Pete, what the hell did you, us, we ever do to freaking Canada (apart from Terrance & Phillip) to deserve this whiny, pimply Smurfy Muppet Ninjaless Turdkle - no, not a typo (well, apart from the assistance he gets from Proactive) being inflicted upon the world - Jeez, talk about the ULTIMATE revenge for .... well, pretty much everything ... ;)

peteOcha
02-24-2012, 10:27 PM
I heard that for every joke made about Canada he sells a 1000 cd's.

Makes sense, actually. No way the number could be so high otherwise... :)