Tosca Lee, one of my writing buddies, recently resold her first two novels to a new publisher. They’re currently running a promotion on Tosca’s first novel, Demon. For a limited time, you can download a free e-book version of Demon.
I met Tosca about three years ago at a writing conference. She was rooming with my freelance editor, Meredith Efken, and I got to know her a bit during the conference. At the end of the conference, while I was packing up my unsold books from the bookstore, Tosca gave me a copy of Demon.
Demon is about an editor who is accosted by a wannabe writer with a memoir that turns out to be his life story — as a demon. A real, human-tempting, lost-his-immortal-soul, straight-from-the-pits-of-hell demon. A minion of Satan. That kind of demon.
This is the kind of book that could be truly awful in the wrong hands. Or it could be fantastic in the right ones. So I read the first few pages on the plane with plenty of qualms. By the time the plane set down, the qualms had disappeared in a puff of sulfur and I was hooked.
Demon is one of those unforgettable, un-put-down-able books. I can’t guarantee you’ll love it. Different people like different kinds of books. All I can tell you is that I loved it. You can get a free copy right now, in either PDF format or ePub format.
PDF files are readable on any computer using Adobe’s free software. On a Mac, you can also read it using Preview, which is better than Adobe’s software.
ePub files are readable on most of the modern e-book readers EXCEPT the Kindle. (You can read a PDF file on your Kindle, so this isn’t that big of a problem.) Tosca emailed me about this promotion yesterday, so I grabbed both the PDF and the ePub version to see how they work.
They work just fine. To load an ePub file on an iPad, you open iTunes, click on the Books tab, and drag the ePub file into the container that holds your books. Then you plug in your iPad and the book transfers automatically. The book is a real pleasure to read on the iPad.
You might also enjoy Tosca’s second book, Havah, the story of the legendary mother of the human race. Right now, Tosca’s working on a novel titled Iscariot, and I’m pretty sure you can figure out what that’s about. You might think that Tosca is overly concerned with the Dark Side. I don’t agree, but if you don’t want to read about Evil and all that, then there are plenty of books about Amish people you can read. But I bet you’ll find plenty of that pesky Evil hiding under those bonnets.
As a footnote, I’ll add that Tosca is a two-time winner of the Mrs. Nebraska title and she was also first runner-up in the Mrs. United States contest. There are some people who think all beauty queens are brainless vaporware. My Loyal Blog Readers are far too intelligent to put people in a box like that. Tosca has a degree from Smith College and studied at Oxford and is smart enough to be one of my favorite Girl Geeks. So there.