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March 4, 2014 / diannegray

It’s ‘Read an e-Book’ week

Smashwords is running a week-long promotional event for e-Books. They’ve dubbed it Read an eBook Week and it runs from March 2nd through to March 8th.

I’ve decided to join in the fun and am offering all my books for free on Smashwords until March 8. If you’d like to read them I’ve listed them below with a coupon code so you can get them for gratis, nix, nothing, free (I think you get the drift) πŸ˜€

All you need to do is choose the book (or all of them if you like), go into Smashwords and use the code RW100 at the checkout.

Let Sleeping Gods Lie

Soul’s Child

The Eleventh Question

The Everything Theory

Wolf Pear

Happy reading!

In the meantime I thought I’d share two pics of us walking the dogs to the creek for a swim. We do this every afternoon (the dogs love it and it’s great exercise for us too!)

Woo Hoo - we love our daily walk to the creek!

Woo Hoo – we love our daily walk to the creek!

A swim and a bath - good for the doggy soul ;)

A swim and a bath – good for the doggy soul!


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  1. Theo Fenraven / Mar 4 2014 9:28 am

    Very generous of you. πŸ™‚

    And what a nice creek!


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 9:37 am

      I remembered to take my camera thanks to you, Theo! πŸ˜€ Most of the shots I got were the dogs were shaking water off themselves so they were all blurry. I’ll try again this afternoon πŸ˜‰


  2. avwalters / Mar 4 2014 9:54 am

    I think I’ll do just that! (download the books, that is. Our creeks are a little busy with ice just now.)


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 11:07 am

      Hope you enjoy the story (or stories) πŸ˜€

      The ice will thaw soon and then you’ll have your lovely creeks back πŸ˜‰


  3. Jill Weatherholt / Mar 4 2014 10:01 am

    Thank you so much, Dianne! I just ordered The Eleventh Question! Thanks!
    Thank you for sharing the photos. πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 11:08 am

      Thank you, Jill. I really hope you enjoy the story πŸ˜€


  4. Carrie Rubin / Mar 4 2014 10:11 am

    Great deal for your readers! I’ve still got Soul’s Child waiting on my Kindle. There are so many great books out there. Can never seem to get to them all. Argghhh!


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 11:09 am

      I know – it’s a bit of a read-a-thon trying to get through them all πŸ˜‰


  5. Polysyllabic Profundities / Mar 4 2014 10:12 am

    I should read them all again!! Oh, and could you please send some of that warm weather our way??? Pretty please??????


  6. Amy Reese / Mar 4 2014 10:41 am

    Oh, this is so generous of you! Thanks, Dianne!


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 11:10 am

      Thank you, Amy πŸ˜€ It’s just nice to get them out there πŸ˜‰


  7. Ruth Rainwater / Mar 4 2014 11:26 am

    How generous of you! I love your creek. Water in creeks and rivers is one of the things I miss living out here in the desert.


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 12:37 pm

      It’s not very deep at the crossing which is great for the dogs. Last week it was very full when we took them down there and the little black one wasn’t use to that and ran straight in and got washed away! I was yelling at hubby to go get her, but she managed to find the bank further down stream and make her way back. Now she won’t go in if the water is too deep for her to touch the bottom πŸ˜€


      • Ruth Rainwater / Mar 4 2014 2:02 pm

        Oh no. That must have been very scary!! Neither one of our dogs like water; they run if we pick up the hose, and they won’t go outside if it’s raining. Good thing we hardly ever get rain!


  8. Jacqui Murray / Mar 4 2014 11:47 am

    You clearly love dogs–do you feel the need to include them in your fiction? Like I do? Well, I’ll have to go buy (for free) one of your ebooks and see!


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 12:41 pm

      I included one very similar to my black dog in The Eleventh Question πŸ˜€ I just love animals (my MIL even has cats on the farm and the dogs don’t worry them at all). We must get some chickens again once I rebuild the chicken coop πŸ˜€


  9. ramblingsfromamum / Mar 4 2014 11:53 am

    Generous little poppet and if I have an EReader I would, but I don’t get much time for reading anymore. Loved the photos – bring on the pups and not the squirmy hairy beasties I say!! Such an amazingly beautiful piece of Australia you live in. Jealous much? *nods* Hi MUM call out to you too! Hope you are well πŸ™‚ xx


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen. Mum will love that! πŸ˜€

      I don’t have much time for reading either (and I just unpacked more boxes from the move – about 12 months too late) to find more books… argh. I wish I had brought my big book shelf with me πŸ˜‰

      I just love living at the farm. The creek is about 5 minutes walk and I’m thinking of putting up a No Trespassing sign because I found some rubbish down there last week (that wasn’t left by us). People think they can just drive all over other peoples property here! (That’s my angry voice) πŸ˜‰


      • ramblingsfromamum / Mar 4 2014 12:49 pm

        smiles – it’s nice to say hi and let her know she is thought of πŸ™‚ I have my workbook for the MC course staring at me… read me read me… ech. Yes do put up a sign – if it will help? will it help? Too pretty a spot to end up rubbish ridden..where would the dogs swim then?? πŸ˜‰


      • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 2:22 pm

        If anyone comes down while the dogs are there they might get a bit of a shock! LOL πŸ˜€


      • ramblingsfromamum / Mar 4 2014 2:53 pm

        πŸ˜€ x


  10. nrhatch / Mar 4 2014 12:38 pm

    Lucky Ducks! ~ your “new fans” AND the dogs! Those dogs won the doggie lottery when they landed on your doorstep!


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 12:48 pm

      LOL! They just love it here and the creek walk is the highlight of their day (mine too because I take a glass of wine with me) πŸ˜‰


  11. JackieP / Mar 4 2014 2:08 pm

    Thank you Dianne! I have one or two, now I will get the rest! I love animals too and always have one close at hand. It’s frozen here yet so I will have to wait a few more months πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 2:25 pm

      Thanks so much for getting them, Jackie. I really hope you enjoy them πŸ˜€

      Once the earth thaws out you’ll be dancing in the sun! πŸ˜€


  12. ygm17 / Mar 4 2014 2:29 pm

    I will be downloading at least one tonight! I think I’ll start with The Eleventh Question. Thank you Dianne πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 4:11 pm

      Thank you, Yolanda! I really hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€


  13. bulldog / Mar 4 2014 3:42 pm

    Thanks Dianne, that now takes my library of your books to 5 having two of those already…
    Love the creek photos… should get hubby to take a swim as well….


    • diannegray / Mar 4 2014 4:24 pm

      That’s exciting, Rob! I can’t wait until I’ve got some of your books in my library! πŸ˜‰

      Hubby often gets drenched (while I stand on the sidelines in my gumboots drinking my wine) haaaaa πŸ˜€


  14. jannatwrites / Mar 4 2014 5:25 pm

    How nice of you to offer your books for free, Dianne! Great pics of the dogs… looks like your husband got a bit of a swim as well πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 6:57 am

      LOL – He always gets drenched (while I stand at the edge sipping my wine!) πŸ˜‰


  15. Roy McCarthy / Mar 4 2014 6:19 pm

    Looks claustrophobic up that track – is that sugar cane or some such like growing in the fields? Does your creek ever run dry?


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 7:00 am

      It’s sugar cane, Roy πŸ˜‰ The creek never runs dry because it comes from a mountain stream. It can get very low, but when it rains it rages. The little black dog (I call her ‘little’ only because she’s the smallest of the 4) got washed away a few weeks back after we had heavy rain. She didn’t realise the depth of the water, so she’s a lot more cautious these days! πŸ˜€


  16. Harliqueen / Mar 4 2014 9:05 pm

    Wow, what a stunning place to walk your dogs! I have to walk mine around a rather boring field πŸ˜€


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 7:01 am

      Fields are great. I used to have to walk mine around the city and that was a bit of a disaster because they needed to have leads on (and they didn’t like that) πŸ˜‰


  17. char / Mar 5 2014 2:30 am

    Awesome! Thanks for the deals.I’m excited to read more of your books.


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 7:03 am

      Excellent, Char – I really hope you enjoy them πŸ˜€


  18. billyraychitwood1 / Mar 5 2014 2:45 am

    What a delight! Both, the e-books and the walk with the dogs – it is so beautiful there! Thank you, great lady, for your generosity… Hope your next book is going well, and all my very best. xo


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 7:03 am

      The next book is a little slow off the mark – but I’m getting there! πŸ˜€


  19. surprisebjg / Mar 5 2014 3:28 am

    So lovely!


  20. Bonnie / Mar 5 2014 7:17 am

    Hi Dianne! So great..and what a gorgeous area you have for daily walks!! Awesome!


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 7:26 am

      It’s a beautiful walk, Bonnie – and the dogs just love it (and so do I) πŸ˜‰


  21. Janna G. Noelle / Mar 5 2014 3:32 pm

    Dianne, that’s super generous of you! My friend and I who met in a book club (we’re all that’s left of the club) are planning to read The Eleventh Question for our own two-person book club. I’m excited to get my hands on Wolf Pear especially as well. The premise sounds so interesting – I do love gardening – plus I’m sure a psychic detective is a cool character to follow.

    Wow – you certainly have a lot of dogs. And they all look very large (I get a wee bit nervous around big dogs).


    • diannegray / Mar 5 2014 4:29 pm

      I’m so glad you’re going to read them, Janna! Happy Dance (I hope you like them) πŸ˜‰

      I don’t particularly like big dogs that other people own and I get a bit scared, but I’m okay with my dogs because I’ve had them from puppies πŸ˜‰


      • Janna G. Noelle / Mar 6 2014 1:01 am

        I bet your dogs were such cute puppies. πŸ™‚


  22. Piper George / Mar 6 2014 1:44 am

    I thought you had 2 dogs? Now, s’cuse me, I can’t be haging about, I have some reading to do . . .


    • diannegray / Mar 6 2014 7:38 am

      I used to have two dogs, but hubby (in his great wisdom) bought home two new puppies last year (it’s like living with a kid sometimes). I wasn’t happy at the time, but I learned to love them very quickly πŸ˜‰


  23. Kozo Hattori / Mar 6 2014 6:09 am

    Love your generosity, Dianne. I downloaded one, but felt guilty, so I will buy the others.

    Love the party you have everyday with the dogs. What a treat for all involved. {{{hugs}}} Kozo


    • diannegray / Mar 6 2014 7:48 am

      Thank you so much, my dear friend. You don’t have to buy them {{{hugs}}} just take them for free while you can πŸ˜€


  24. the eternal traveller / Mar 6 2014 6:11 am

    I can highly recommend “The Everything Theory”. It’s an intriguing story and a great read.


    • diannegray / Mar 6 2014 7:49 am

      Oh thank you so much – you’ve made my day!!! πŸ˜€


  25. Inion N. Mathair / Mar 6 2014 7:05 pm

    Hi Diane, first off thanks so much for your generous gifts. We just headed over & picked up our copy of “Souls Child” & can’t wait to read it!!! We’re in the process right now of editing our book, New Salem Chronicles. But as soon as we’re done, we plan on reading your book! When we finish it we will make sure to leave a review. The pics are beautiful by the way as are your dogs!!! Great post sharing it now to help spread the word!! πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 7 2014 5:17 am

      Thank you so very much! πŸ˜€ I really hope you enjoy ‘Soul’s Child’ πŸ˜€

      Best of luck with New Salem Chronicles. Editing is one of my least favorite things so I hear where you’re coming from πŸ˜‰


  26. jmmcdowell / Mar 7 2014 5:13 am

    Well, I’m hardly the first to say it, but I’ll certainly add my voice to the mix β€” that is so very nice of you to do! And I hope new readers will enjoy your works as much as I have. πŸ™‚ Five minutes to a creek? I’ll bet the dogs are just as happy about that as you are!


    • diannegray / Mar 7 2014 5:26 am

      The dogs absolutely love it, JM! πŸ˜€ I took a photo yesterday of Casey’s eyes (I think they’re very pretty) and when I enlarged it I could see my reflection in them πŸ˜€ I’ll post it soon.

      I’m so glad you have enjoyed my stories – you’ve made my day πŸ˜€


  27. restlessjo / Mar 7 2014 7:48 am

    A really nice thought, Dianne, but I’m one of those poor old fashioned souls who don’t have a Kindle. But I do know my way to the library πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Mar 7 2014 8:36 am

      Thanks, Jo! I don’t have a kindle either, but I do have a tablet and I’ve been downloading some new books this week that I’m looking forward to reading (very handy indeed!) πŸ˜‰


  28. gina drellack / Mar 7 2014 10:35 am

    Dianne, thank you so much for the gift of your books! You inspire me–to read, to write, and to give. ❀

    (And to get an other dog!)


  29. 4amWriter / Mar 7 2014 10:21 pm

    I just downloaded a couple! Thanks so much for gifting us with your books. πŸ™‚ I love the pics of your dogs. They are so lucky to have a wonderful place to be a dog.


    • diannegray / Mar 8 2014 6:49 am

      Thank you so much my dear! I really hope you enjoy the books πŸ˜€

      The dogs are really happy here. The German Shepherd is old (for a German Shepherd) at 11 years and acts like he’s retired from his guard dog duties in the city. I’ve never seen him so happy and so free πŸ˜‰ The little black dog had bad arthritis at about 6 months old and we had her to the vet a lot. She was so crippled at one point that she couldn’t stand up to eat. Once she came to the farm I discovered ‘green lipped mussel’ (I do a lot of research when are dogs are not well) and now she bounds to the creek like a star! The two others are still just puppies and run around like mad things – it’s just wonderful to be surrounded by such beautiful pets πŸ˜‰


  30. Linda Vernon / Mar 8 2014 3:44 am

    Thank you Dianne! I’ll definitely take you up on that offer! And your dog does have amazing eyes! And those pictures. They are so beautiful and strangely Australian.


    • diannegray / Mar 8 2014 7:04 am

      Hi Linda! Thank you so much for taking up the offer – I really hope you enjoy the story (or stories)! πŸ˜‰

      I’m so glad you like the pics – the dogs just love it here on the farm πŸ˜€


  31. Hazy Shades of Me / Mar 8 2014 4:39 pm

    Very nice and oh, so generous!

    And, how lovely to live so near such a gorgeous creek. You’re one lucky family!


    • diannegray / Mar 9 2014 7:15 am

      The creek is beautiful, Hazy. After they cut the sugar cane it’s a very quick walk from the back of the house, but now that the sugar cane is fully grown we have to walk down the road which takes a little longer, but the dogs absolutely love it no matter which track we take πŸ˜€


  32. Zen A. / Mar 9 2014 1:19 am

    Yay, thank you for this, Dianne! I just went and downloaded them – can’t wait to read them all. I will of course leave reviews. πŸ˜‰


    • diannegray / Mar 9 2014 7:18 am

      I just hope you enjoy them, Zen! πŸ˜€ thank you so much xxx



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