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With the decision to close down the blog, I'm converting this post to a summary of all the freebies I've got going on. That includes: a list of the books and stories I offer for free, either to the general public or to members of my readers group, The Troupe (excluding any surprise gifts for The Troupe, which happen now and again); a link to my blog post listing 30+ free books in a variety of related genres (young adult, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, etc); and links to my Facebook and Twitter pages where I often post about giveaways and other freebies.Read more
You might have noticed that the latest blog posts have largely been recaps and combinations of past blog posts. That is not by accident. I've been mulling it over for a while, and I've decided to shut down this blog. It's not bringing me the joy that it used to, and honestly, I feel pulled in so many different directions. Something had to go.
If you want updates from me, you have a few options. First, there's my twice-a-month newsletter. You can join at https://www.betsyflak.com/join_the_troupe. Secondly, you can follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter. As a hard-care introvert, I'm not the most active on social media (yet), but I do post and tweet now and again.
This week, I've got a free YA fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast, a few expiring giveaways with free young adult, paranormal, and urban fantasy books, and more. Bonus: you could win a gift card to the e-book retailer of your choice!Read more
Today's blog post is a doozy. Book recommendations (free, paid, and Kindle Unlimited): check. Advice on how to find free, discounted, and new (or new-to-you) books: check. Free books from yours truly: check.
You can find 70+ books that have been recommended to me (with a few recommendations from myself) at Recommendations from The Troupe: the whole kit and kaboodle!. Many of these are in Kindle Unlimited and a few are free.
Young adult magic academy books, YA paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy are included, along with the adult versions of each of those genres. We've also got paranormal cozy mysteries, vampire books, fantasy books, and even a few science fiction and dystopian books. The last quarter or so are all "wild card books", i.e. books that don't necessarily fall super close to my own genres, but you may still find interesting. Contemporary romance, historical romance, thrillers, non-paranormal cozy mysteries, and women's literature are a few examples of those.
Looking for free books? No problem, I've got you covered. Check out my Free book smorgasbord! blog post for 30+ free books to check out.
Genres aren't as far-ranging as with The Troupe Recommendation post. Again, we've got young adult paranormal romance and YA urban fantasy, along with the adult versions of both. We've also got a fairy tale retelling in there along with a mythology YA fantasy. There's a bit of science fiction, paranormal cozy mystery, and paranormal thriller too. To wrap things up, we've got a couple of holiday-themed books.
Read my best advice for finding free, discounted and new books here. This includes an overview of how to use anthologies, podcasts, email lists, Amazon, and more to find free, discounted, and new books.
Looking for more specific advice? Check out my blog post about using Goodreads to find discounted and new books here and my post comparing and contrasting fifteen different free email lists you can join to find free, new, and discounted books here.
Fire brings death. Fire breathes life.
Vampire Duncan lives in a world where it's kill or be killed, whether that's by his vampire allies or by vampire hunters. But he wants something more. He wants freedom.
When he stumbles across a rogue fire witch whom his enemies have left to die, it's his chance. If he can persuade her to switch sides, together they can unite the vampires and destroy the hunters. There's just one catch: can Duncan convince the witch to join him before she kills him?
The Unleashed Creation is the first book in The Vampires of Eversfield Academy YA paranormal fantasy series. If you like sinister villains, a generous dose of vampires and magic, and supernatural suspense, then you'll love Betsy Flak's page-turner.
Free for a limited time on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.
Your rules, your game. You decide.
After a deadly summer, you're determined to make your junior year in high school better than ever. Then two new kids join your class. For some reason, they hate your best friend. Will you survive long enough to discover why?
The Impossible Adventure is the first entry in a series of interactive stories where you choose what happens, set in the world of The Vampire Hunters of Eversfield Academy YA paranormal fantasy series. If you like sinister villains (and maybe becoming one), magic-wielding heroes (yup, you can become one of those too), and supernatural suspense mixed with high school drama, then you'll love this thrilling adventure.
Free for a limited time for members of The Troupe, my readers group.
Available only to members of The Troupe—my readers group—Sam's story is young adult paranormal romance and a prequel to the main series, The Vampire Hunters of Eversfield Academy. Written and edited in real time, new installments are posted twice a month. Once the story wraps up, it will be published and no longer available for free to Troupe members. Join The Troupe and read Sam's story starting from the beginning for free here.
Not sure if it's for you? Read Chapter 1 of Sam's story for free here, regardless of whether you're part of my readers group.
This week, I've got a free YA urban fantasy in which you get to choose your own adventure, free paranormal, fantasy, and urban fantasy books, free young adult books, and more!Read more
If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I periodically post the book recommendations I get from my readers. Well, today, I've compiled all the recommendations in one place! Bonus: I added a dozen or so of my personal recommendations to the list!
Without further ado, here are the books Troupe members have recommended to me over the years.Read more
This week, I've got a free YA urban fantasy about a vampire and a fire witch teaming up, 130+ free books in a variety of genres, free paranormal and urban fantasy books, and free young adult books!Read more
It's the end of the month, which means it's time to see how I did and figure out what I'm working on next month.
As usual, I'll update the progress on October's goals, then set new goals for November.Read more
This week, I've got five expiring giveaways chock-full of free urban fantasy novels, vampire books, spooky science fiction, fantasy, and horror reads, and more!Read more
Today, I'm going to share my favorite strategies to find free, discounted, and new (or new-to-me) books. I'll dive deeper into each one, but they are: anthologies and box sets, book review podcasts, email lists, Goodreads, and Also Bought's on Amazon.Read more