For this weekend, specialty LGBT retailer Rainbow eBooks is having several deals, including
- a free short story
- a special offer on the rest of the books in the accompanying series
- 20% off all other titles from the freebie publisher Cyberworld
- 30% off all holiday titles (no coupon required, automatic discount on eligible products)
- 20% off gift cards for their store
Full details on their frontpage
. All their books are sold DRM-free and MultiFormat, so you can automatically choose from the selection whatever works best with your reader (some titles not available in all formats, scroll down on the product page to see what it comes in).
The free story is:
Making Room At Christmas
in the cozy-looking "Charlotte Diamond Mystery" series by Olivia Stowe, starring a retired FBI investigator and her former movie star girlfriend
If you decide you'd like to buy the novels (which are also currently 30%+ discounted
, with #3 also being dirt cheap at 79 cents), then if you get #1-4 (the lot will cost you a mere $7.66), Rainbow eBooks will give you the 5th for free. You'll have to email them at the address provided right under the offer at the front page of their website. Valid until midnight on Sunday, EST.
The books aren't readily numbered in the titles and some don't have indications in the synopses, but What's the Point?
appears to be the fifth book which you'll want to avoid putting into your cart if you decide to go for the free-with-purchase offer.
Possibly you could maximize your savings by buying yourself the $10 gift card at 20% off for $8, then get all four Charlotte Diamond mysteries, and still have $2.34 in store credit leftover for a future purchase. Provided they're e-gift cards and not physical products, which is slightly ambiguous on the detail page which mentions a "mailing address". On the other hand, "check off your last minute shopping" implies that these things aren't going to be delivered via snail mail.
Charlotte and Brenda are now facing their second Christmas together.
Last year’s Christmas and New Year were spent on a Rhine River cruise with Charlottes’ doctor brother and his minster wife, as told in
An Inconvenient Death, but this year the pair are off to a mountain retreat so Brenda can promote a film to movie financiers.
Of course all is not smooth sailing for the pair in this small gift, Making Room at Christmas.