On March 24, near the start of the global lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, I had a brainstorm. I realized that I needed to make all my romance novels available for free on all platforms. Why? Stories are what keep us going, especially during dark times. In the past five weeks I’ve received lots of gratifying testimonials.
Note: I call my give-away The Decameron Special. See: The Decameron Special
The support I’ve received worldwide has been amazing. (A shout-out to the Philippines!) And I’m thrilled by the new readers who have come to enjoy my romance novels. In the past month, readers have downloaded over 10,000 books from my website alone!
I’ve received so much positive feedback to the Decameron Special that I’m extending it for another month. So, if you haven’t had a chance to download any of my novels, or if you’re waiting to download more after you finish your first batch, please remember:
You can keep reading for free through May 24.
Testimonials: What My Readers Have Been Saying
Here is a sampling of what readers have posted on Facebook:
“I have finished reading The Hard Bargain. I love the story and enjoyed reading it. I’m now on the seventh chapter of Tied-Up. Thank you for sharing your books free. God bless and more power.” Gwen M.
“Thank you for sharing your books. Really need them during this time when we are staying at home for who knows until when. God bless!” Divina A.
“Kindly include me in your list of early readers for your upcoming books. Looking forward to reading them. Thankful for your generosity and kindness. May God enfold you in His loving arms always!” Nea B.
“Thank very much, Miss Andresen. We are under lockdown for almost two months, curfew at night so I’m really thankful.” Vivien H.
“Thank you very much for sending me the requested eBooks. I’m excited to read them this time that I am under quarantine. Thanks 👍” Bing S.
“Words are not enough to thank you for your generosity of giving your eBooks for free and a quick response. I downloaded 11 books. Enjoyed reading…so refreshing…can’t stop reading. Thank you so much.” Raquel S.
“I have read The Alpha’s Edge then Buy Me Love, both fantastic. Thank you. When will we have the pleasure to read the Shapeshifter Series please?” Nathalie B.
That’s a great question, Nathalie. I’m currently writing Money for Nothing, the second book in the Shapeshifter Series. I hope to release it before the end of 2020.
Testimonials: Fun Footnote
The National Humanities Center in Research Park, North Carolina now has a virtual book club. Jane O. Newman, Professor Comparative Literature at the University of California-Irvine, will discuss The Decameron tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29) at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
I can hardly wait!
This post was written by Julie Tetel Andresen