Rides From Strangers is coming! Today’s post is a reminder about the upcoming publication of my new short story collection, which is indeed called Rides From Strangers, after the first story in the book.

For those of you already on my email newsletter list, I will be giving this e-book to you for free. But that’s not all. I’m also going to offer the e-book free to anyone who joins the Sahno Publishing email list between now and September 10th.

I really hope people like Rides With Strangers. And if they like these short stories enough to go ahead and buy one of my full-length works of fiction, great; if not, so be it. What’s most important is that it’s out there and available for people to read.

You don’t have to subscribe to the email newsletter forever if you don’t want to. Sign up, and as soon as the e-book is available, you can download it for free. If you unsubscribe to the newsletter afterwards, that’s okay too. You can still keep the e-book, naturally – no strings attached.

Rides From Strangers will be available in three formats: EPUB, PDF, and of course MOBI, since many people will want to send it to their Kindle devices.

As launch day arrives, I want to emphasize that Rides From Strangers will not be available through Amazon, iTunes, or anywhere else: just through my website and an Instafreebie giveaway. More on that in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, for anyone who wants to join the email list, email me at info@msahno.com and I’ll get you set up.

Really looking forward to getting this out there to you all! And remember: your mother told you not to ever take rides from strangers.

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