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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 by Sasha White
First Self-pubbed story

Over the last year or so word has spread about self-publishing with kindle and more. The most notable advocate is J.A Konrath, who has blogged openly about his journey. I’ve watched the information flow, and often wondered about doing something in that area myself. I like eBooks, and I like the idea of more options fro getting my work out to readers.

I also like to write short stories and have had a hard time finding a permanent home for some of my shorter (less than 10k) works. SO I decided to put these things together, and see what happens.

Meandros is a short story I wrote years ago. It was first published by Amber Quill Press back in 2005. I got the rights back in 2007, and put it up as a free read for a while. But for the last year or two it;s just been languishing on my hard drive. Now I’m putting it up as a Kindle/Nook release.

I did the cover art myself, and I had it re-edited, and professionally formatted. I also plan to do this with several other short stories and more that I have, and maybe even put some new releases up in the future. It will all depend on how well this little experiment goes.

Yes, Meandros was a free read before, but Amazon will only let publishers put up free reads on Kindle, not just anyone. So, I’m pricing it at 99 cents, and the profits from the Kindle sales will be donated to Cancer research. A worthy cause if you ask me, and once you read the story, you’ll see the connection.

So, I uploaded it yesterday, and it’s now available in the Kindle store for .99 cents. I’ll let you know how it goes.

As Tanya commented, the blurb hasn’t shown up on AMazon yet, so I added it below. I’m also trying to figure out how to show inside the book, so readers can read the first bit of ot he story, but haven’t found how to do that yet. LOL

Meandros

After losing the love of your life, can passion be found again?

After being injured in a car accident, dancer Tammi Johnson thought her life was over. But then sexy dynamic Tom entered her life, and refused to let her curl up and die physically, or emotionally. He taught her to be strong, to find the passion of life again. With Tom she learns to live and love with her whole heart.

When tragedy strikes again Tammi is devastated. Will she give up on ever finding happiness and passion again? Or will she realize that the only way to honor the love of her life is to celebrate what he taught her?

Previous Reviews

Count on Sasha White to deliver first-rate blistering passion and tug on your heart strings at the same time. MEANDROS is soul-grabbing, richly evocative, and unforgettable! A true keeper!” ~ Suzanne McMinn, author of The Beast Within

MEANDROS is a story that is simultaneously poignant and uplifting. This book will pull at your heartstrings but it will also give you a glimmer of hope that there is a second chance to love again… This is an evocative tale that demonstrates the power of love and a very sensual and sizzling story between the two main characters… The reader is left with a very uplifting and positive feeling and this in turn makes MEANDROS an unforgettable book that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for an inspiring but also romantically erotic read.” ~Aggie Tsirikas, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

You will be pulled in when you get this book, so be aware of its emotional punch. The words hold you powerfully, making you feel all the emotions that Tammi is going through. The depth of the characters in such a short story are amazing as they make you feel elation and passion, as well as their sadness. After reading this book, you’ll want to stand right up and cheer for MEANDROS!
Recommended Read – Wendi, Fallen Angel Reviews

Wow! MEANDROS is a beyond doubt a remarkable read. This very short story is overflowing with such powerful emotion. Readers, I would advise keeping a few tissues handy as you read Tammi’s story for it is a real tearjerker. I truly felt Tammi’s happiness and pain as she reminisces about her life with Tom. I am honored to bestow MEANDROS 5 glorious Angels and a Recommended Read!” ~Reviewed by Contessa