Saturday, March 5, 2011

Read an Ebook Week Begins Sunday!

Read an Ebook Week
March 6-12

Smashwords Weekly Specials on Ebooks

Let's celebrate!  This week the titles below are 50% off at Smashwords! Whoo-hoo! If you haven't downloaded them yet, what are you waiting for? What a deal, a bargain and who doesn't love a discount?

You can get both full-length novels for $3.50!  In addition, and as a special bonus, I will be issuing discount code coupons for my brand new release, The Secret of the Spicy Jalapeno, a crime horror/dark drama to anyone who purchases either or both titles above during Read an Ebook Week.

Beyond the urban sprawl of a Pacific Northwest city lurks the peculiar little town of Providence and in it, an organic farmer named Joe Parker.  Joe’s lurid story, or rather this particular piece of it, begins when Sheriff Caine fashions the big idea to grow jalapenos, albeit questionable methods.  The gritty scheme is plucked from the undercurrent of the sheriff’s self-righteous mind and carried out with the help of Joe’s skill, two local agents, and a coroner.  Everything is progressing as planned.  That is, until Vera Cruz, a prostitute and girlfriend of a drug dealer, is delivered late one night on Joe’s doorstep.  The new houseguest suddenly complicates his routine.  The woman bunking on the rear porch not only threatens to upset the jalapeno operation, but also Joe’s conviction about what is rightly just and intrinsically wrong.  Will Vera save Joe or lure him further into depravity?

The creation of The Secret of A Spicy Jalapeno derives from the unequivocal influence of acclaimed Southern gothic writer, Flannery O’Connor. 

“Sometimes it takes a violent and grotesque act for a character to experience a moment of grace.  Perhaps, this is the truest path toward fictional redemption.”  ~ Charlie Courtland  

How to get discount code for brand new book by Charlie Courtland:
  • Purchase one of both of the titles listed above during Read an Ebook Week
  • Leave name, email and order confirm number or proof of purchase in comment
  • Buy 1 book, Get 50% coupon code
  • Buy 2 books, Get 100% coupon code
This offer is only good during the promotional week March 6-12 to support read/buy an Ebook.


  1. Hi Charlie! I didn't know your new book was already out. I need to get reading! I just bought The Hidden Will of the Dragon (finally). Now to find time to read it! You don't have to send me a code for the new one. I intend to buy it, anyway. :)

  2. The ebook will be available this week for The Spicy Jalapeno -- paperback coming to market as soon as possible -- just need to get the proof approved. Bob is awesome. He did a great editing job on the book. I had many hand to forehead moments! thanks for sharing him with me :)