Video Trailer: Life First

Life FirstStrong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to someone else.

In this future forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world’s population, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death.

Determined not to give up her kidney or die, Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape. The trio must disable the tracking chip in her arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything.

Life First, the dystopian thriller by RJ Crayton, is available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on November 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. Pacific time.

Print Book Picnic Time

print book picnicCome on, admit it – there’s nothing quite like having a print book to read on a picnic. Yeah, we know, eReaders now have anti-glare screens, but you really shouldn’t use those to squash ants. Check out all the bargain print books right here at the Indies Unlimited Print Book Party.

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BookDigits…is it a ‘smarter way to explore books’?

BookDigits imageDedicated book reviewers sit down after they’ve read a book and compose an honest (hopefully!) review which they then plonk onto their reviewing blog site and, possibly or probably, on Amazon. The content of said review, generally, will be mostly about how much the reviewer liked or disliked the book. Some will be kind, favourable and constructive. Others will not. And the reviews will vary in length from a few sentences to a few paragraphs.

Is there any other way to review a book? There is, says BookDigits. In fact, they declare, it’s a “a smarter way to explore books” and “At BookDigits, we want to change the way you read and help you find your next favorite book. Traditional genres are too broad and vague to be useful, so BookDigits uses themes and special metrics instead.” Continue reading “BookDigits…is it a ‘smarter way to explore books’?”