Last week I wrote a bit about the upcoming Rides From Strangers short story collection, as I finally got the completed cover design. Today’s post is related, but with a little twist.

As I mentioned a week ago, I’m offering this e-book free to anyone who joins the Sahno Publishing email list between now and September 10th. What I didn’t mention in any detail last week is the Instafreebie giveaway.

While I was waiting for the final cover and interior design for the book, I was also scrambling behind the scenes to get set up in my first Instafreebie giveaway. These guys coordinate book giveaways all the time, but I’d never been involved in one before. In fact, other than giving an e-book to a reviewer, I’d never given away e-books to anyone before this.

My fellow author Jay Lemming, who wrote Billy Maddox Takes His Shot, has been coordinating these types of giveaways with a group of other authors for a while now. This was my first chance to get involved in one, since the Rides From Strangers short story collection is going to be free.

The name of this particular giveaway is the Instafreebie Meditation on Evil and Death: Free Books and Stories that Contemplate the End. I’ll let you determine where Rides From Strangers fits into that scheme after you’ve read it. Feel free to comment below!

There are fourteen authors in the giveaway, from all around the world. If you want to join and check out some of these free e-books, you can find the link for the giveaway here.

If you just want to join my part of the Instafreebie giveaway and sign up for Rides From Strangers, go here.

You’ll be subscribing to my free monthly email newsletter if you download the book, but you don’t have to subscribe to it forever if you don’t want to. Sign up, and as soon as the e-book is available, you can download it for free.

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

As we get closer to the Sept. 10th launch day, I want to emphasize that Rides From Strangers will not be available through Amazon, iTunes, or anywhere else. Just on my site and, for a limited time, through the Instafreebie giveaway. Hope you all enjoy it!

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