What, exactly, would you do if you know a Viking army was just off the coast of your town? Run? Grab your sword? Freeze?
There’s an army’s worth of good Viking fiction being written and published these days — from Bernard Cornwell to lesser known authors, the published literature shows that it’s no longer uncool to have a sympathetic Viking character. As I talk to other writers, I’m finding more and more interest in writing about my favorite historical Scandinavians. As these writers’ works come to fruition, I hope that we’ll see these hitting the bookstore shelves, or at least hitting a few Kindles here and there.
My own Viking short story, Tyrker’s Tale, hit the virtual shelves last week. As a special promotion, it will be free on Amazon for three days, May 31 through June 2. This is your chance to get the story without paying the regular price of 99 cents — whether or not you own a Kindle.
Kindle readers can borrow the story free anytime, but during the three-day promotion, anyone can get it free. What if you don’t own a Kindle? You can still read it by a variety of methods (which I wrote about in an earlier post). There’s no reason why Kindle owners should have a monopoly on any book, in my mind.
If you have not yet read Tyrker’s Tale, please take a few minutes to download it and enjoy it. You can also help spread the word by telling other people about it, mentioning it on Facebook or Twitter, writing a review on Amazon, or lending the story to a friend. To lend the story, go to your Amazon account, choose Digital Content –> “Manage my kindle” and choose “Loan this title” in the drop-down box for Tyrker’s Tale.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.