Free Killer Unicorns For All

I have been a very neglectful blogger of late, but I wanted to drop in and let you all know that if you’re in a killer unicorn mood, I have some good news:

There are two free stories out there!

Some of you may already be familiar with “Errant”, but if you aren’t or if you know a friend who’d love it, tell them they can now read it for free at Kindle, Smashwords, and other e-book stores.

  • a harsh and poignant take on the unicorn myth” – Publisher’s Weekly
  • “[A] deliciously dark tale of unlikely nuns and even more unlikely unicorns.” — Booklist
  • “fine and engrossing.” – School Library Journal

In 18th century France, a noble family prepares to celebrate their daughter’s arranged marriage by holding a traditional unicorn hunt. But when an unusual nun arrives at the chateau with her beloved pet to help the rich girl train, nothing goes as expected. Starring hunters, fine ladies, fancy frocks, and killer unicorns. A 2010 Locus Recommended Read, “Errant” first appeared in the 2010 anthology collection, Kiss Me Deadly.

The second free unicorn short story available is “On a Field, Sable”, part of the brand new anthology Eternal Spring.

Flowers, vacation, baseball, prom…what does spring mean to you? From unicorn hunters and teenage exorcists to Egyptian princesses and aspiring ballerinas, this collection of thirteen stories by some of the most exciting authors in Young Adult fiction explores young love and new beginnings during the most beautiful time of the year.

My story, “On a Field, Sable” stars oft-maligned unicorn hunter Melissende Holtz. I really love Melissende, and feel that since the books focus on Astrid, and she and Melissende are so often at odds, you don’t always get to see where she’s coming from, and what drives her. This story is my attempt to remedy that (no pun intended). After the shocking events of Ascendant, what awaits Melissende on the mountaintop where she watched her comrades fall?

Eternal Spring is currently only available free on Smashwords, but it is available in all formats, so you can read it on your Kindle/Nook/etc. It should be going out to the other e-retailers soon soon soon. Check it out!

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6 Responses to Free Killer Unicorns For All

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  2. domynoe says:

    Just a fyi: Errant is 99 cents for the Nook. I bought it anyway because 99 cents is reasonable even for a po’ person like me, but thought you’d want to be aware it’s not free there.

    • Diana says:

      I know! I find it really annoying they haven’t price matched. However, you can download the B&N version at smashwords free.

      • domynoe says:

        I can see being annoyed with that. But still, 99 cents is affordable even for me, and we’ve been on the brink for awhile now. (The only reason we got the Nook was because we were moving into a smaller place and my hard copies didn’t even fit in the place we were moving out of! lol Also, don’t like Amazon’s treatment of publishing/authors in general, so didn’t want to feed them any more of my book funds than I have to.)

        Anyway, looking forward to reading it and maybe picking up the others one day as well!

  3. Alayna says:

    First of all, I love your killer unicorn series, I just got done with the second book… I just want to say. It was the most gut-punching, heart-wrenching, most excruciating thing I had to go through! I love your writing it’s so realistic, it’s life with a magical twist, though a very twisted one. I cried, I freakin’ bawled my eyes out when (SPOILERS) Astrid broke up with Giovanni, I can’t believe it! There has to be more of them, they can’t be over?! Right?! Brandt’s a jackass, he’ll never appreciate her! Giovanni might be just a little clueless, but he’s always there for her, he was good for Astrid. Please, please, please, tell me they’re not over!!!

    • Diana says:

      Dear Alayna, Thank you so much for reading. I’m glad you enjoy the books. I, too, feel very sorry for Giovanni. I feel like it’s hard to maintain a relationship long distance, especially when your lives are taking you in such different directions, as they are for Astrid and Giovanni. I also think that Astrid has a lot more to deal with on her plate than boyfriends right now, and that’s why she pushed him away.