23 February 2015 by Published in: Uncategorized 4 comments

My YA/NA coming-of-age romance, Less Than Nothing, is free for a limited time. I use the pseudonym R.E. Blake for this genre, so my action/conspiracy readers won’t think it’s my latest breakneck thrill ride when I release a romance.

Why am I making what is arguably a damned fine book, free?

Because I love you all so much I just want to give back?

No. That’s probably not it.

Because I hate money and have adopted a vow of poverty, in addition to my vow of celibacy?

Mmm, not so much.

No, it’s for two reasons. First, because I’ve been told by several readers that they were surprised by how much they enjoyed the trilogy, even though it’s unabashedly gooey and not at all the same as my conventional fare, and I figure some of my readership who might be reluctant to try it if they had to shell actual money out to read it, might appreciate it. Second, because I’m delighted with the way it turned out, and want as many folks to read it as possible.

So I figure, make it free, and then the reader has nothing to lose but a few hours of their time. If you’ve ever felt incomplete because you haven’t read me writing as a 17 year old female teenage runaway, well, now’s your big chance to correct that and fill the gaping hole in your life. At no cost.

It doesn’t get much better than free. And tell a friend!



  1. cinisajoy
    Mon 23rd Feb 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I highly recommend this series. Russell as a 17 year old girl is not to be missed. It was a great read and YA is not my favorite genre.

  2. Tue 24th Feb 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Cool. Got it.

  3. Tue 24th Feb 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Shared and tweeted.

    I think your male readers would enjoy Less Than Nothing if they gave it a chance. It has plenty of adventure, and it’s funny too, like the Black series.

  4. Wed 25th Feb 2015 at 10:53 am

    Great … came through on Amazon.co.uk this time. I like your jokey posts … too much of the writing world is over serious. Thanks Russell.


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