LIMITED TIME! Unbridled is $0.99 through the Holidays on Amazon!

Happy Holidays and Merry Solstice/Christmas!

To celebrate the holidays, I have reduced the price of the Amazon Kindle version of my debut novel Unbridled to $0.99! If you have not picked it up yet, now is the time to get a copy.

Unbridled on sale now!

Unbridled on sale now!

Please enjoy! And drop me a review if you can! Thanks!

Amazon Kindle version

Cheers,

HK Rowe

Goodreads Giveaway completed! Happy Winter Solstice!

My first giveaway for Unbridled ended last night, and 752 people entered the giveaway! Five winners were chosen, and I’ll be signing those copies and sending them out this week.

Thanks to everyone who entered and showed an interest in my book!

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Happy Solstice to everyone and Happy Holidays! I’m off to my aunt’s house to spend time with family, eat turkey, and root for the Green Bay Packers!

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

Goodreads Giveaway! ONE DAY LEFT

There’s one day left in my Goodreads Giveaway, so if you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time!

The giveaway is for my debut novel Unbridled about two orphan brothers, Brian and Ethan. Ethan is caught up in a seedy crime family to help Brian, but all is threatened when they become involved with their adopted cousin Elekta. Think Flowers in the Attic meets This Gun for Hire.

Here is where you can find the Giveaway:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Unbridled by H.K. Rowe

Unbridled

by H.K. Rowe

Giveaway ends December 21, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Thanks! Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

Monday Blogs: Giveaway & Book Review

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am still reeling from NaNoWriMo and catching up with my never-ending to-do list. I do plan on setting up a more regular blogging schedule at the beginning of the new year, but until then my posts will be a bit random like before. For now…

Tomorrow (which is my birthday) I am kicking off my Goodreads Giveaway for Unbridled. I will be giving away five FREE signed copies of my book. So you’ll see an official post for that tomorrow when it begins. I hope you enter for a chance for a free book. Who doesn’t love free, right?

In other news, I’ve been reading a lot, and normally I don’t do much reviewing of books because it seems like everyone does that, and though it probably is a good skill to foster in the indie-book world, it also depends on time. So normally I don’t have any sort of structured time for that, but when I read a good book, I feel I should share – whether it’s an indie author or not.

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The book I read recently is The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Amanda Palmer was the former lead singer of the Dresdon Dolls, a bit of a cabaret punk band. She is an independent artist now and makes music regularly. Amanda Palmer is known for taking the music world by storm with her Kickstarter project and other advocacies, and I’ve been following her career for a while and just love her spirit, her engagement with fans, and her wisdom in art and music.

I don’t have a lot of free time to read much anymore, so I was amazed how enthralled I was by her book and finished it so quickly. I’m partial to biographies anyway, but sometimes I┬áread them and it takes me forever, but not Amanda’s book.

I read it with ferocity, absorbing her stories, her biographical accounts, her romance with Neil Gaiman, and her struggles with asking people for help and then her art itself. Sometimes it felt like a self-help book, that I could adopt some of her wisdom with my own life and struggles. I know it probably wasn’t supposed to be like that, but once you read some of her own wisdom, you feel that her words are adaptable, and they make you think.

Especially when it comes for asking for help and receiving gifts. I feel like that can be a struggle for people, myself included, in getting over your pride and asking people for help, whether for money or goods, and when you do, as Amanda did, you see the sense of community and collaboration that is born from that. It was really touching to read about that, to see all her friends and fans come together in a unifying spirit to help.

I also enjoyed the concept of making art, how making art “is not hard” – and I guess I can see that as a more liberal sense of the concept, where if you make art for the public and someone, even one person, appreciates it, it’s a success.

If you’re a fan of Amanda’s work, I definitely recommend the work. If you’re intrigued by her, I’d look into her music and get a sense of her and then if you like her, totally pick up her book.

Here was my review I posted to Goodreads:

This book was so amazing I couldn’t put it down.
I began reading this and felt so connected to Amanda through her words, her snippets, and her stories. I was moved to tears many times that I was reading so furiously that I didn’t even realize I was crying until my cheeks were wet.
Such a powerful, moving book, that there were several parts of it I just absorbed with abandon, and other parts of it I just felt I understood her and nodded my head with what she was going through, explaining, or feeling.
It felt like a random, almost-self help book on and FOR artists, but it’s not that, (or is it? I’m not sure), it’s everything Amanda. That’s how much you connect with her when you read this book. I’ve never actually met Amanda in person, but once you read her story you feel like you’ve always known her and loved her. (But I want to meet her one day, because wow, what an amazing human being she is…)
Wonderful, wonderful book. It’s the best book I’ve read this year for sure.

Enjoy! See you all tomorrow to kick-off my Goodreads Giveaway!

Cheers.

H.K. Rowe