Do You DARE Take On The Summer Reading Trail???

Pretty exciting, eh? Dramatic music, quick camera cuts, hand-held wobbliness, maybe a couple of seconds of silence and stillness before the dramatic music throbs once more. No, I haven’t been watching promos for television shows, why do you ask?

This will be the second year I’ve participated in The Summer Reading Trail, wherein writers pledge links to free stories. They don’t have to be new, but plan and hope to write three. I already have the first one done.

In case you want to participate, here is what Voirey Linger, the head of the project, has to say:


The 2012 Summer Reading Trail is now accepting free reads for may, June and July, 2012.

This promotional opportunity is free to both authors and readers.

To participate, an author must have a free read on his or her own website and blog, and provide a link on his or her site back to the Summer Reading Trail website. Free reads available on a third party site, such as Amazon or All Romance Ebooks may be used, however the author must link to the third party site from their own page and still include the reciprocal link back to the Summer Reading Trail.

Reads are currently being accepted in the following categories, however if there is sufficient interest in adding a category or genre, the list can be expanded.

Junior Explorers – Middle Grade, PG
Promise Trail – Inspirational Fiction and Romance – PG
Teen Scene – YA, PG-13
Main Pathway – General Fiction, adult PG-13
Lover’s Lane – Adult Sweet Romance, PG-13
Cozy Retreat – Cozy Mystery – PG-13
Dragon Cave Path – Fantasy – R
Flirtatious Footpath – Adult Mainstream Romance – R
Dangerous Ways – Adult Adventure and Suspense – R
Adult Trails – Adult and Graphic General Fiction – NC-17
Hedonist Hike – Erotic Romance and Erotica – NC-17
Terror Trail – Horror – NC-17
Rainbow Bridge – GLTB – all levels

To learn more about the Summer Reading Trail, or to add your promotional free read to this website, please visit


So take a chance,
Do the deed,
Give ’em something free to read.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU:  That picture is your prompt. In case you can’t see the picture, it’s an empty boat on a muddy shore, with the sun either rising or setting.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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