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Friday, September 4, 2009

Free Stuff w/ a Dash of Oy!

Oy! Mr. or Ms. Author, the fastest way to lose me as a reader is to spew your political agenda as unimpeachable fact. People are allowed to have a different opinion from yours--no matter how many books you sold last year.

You want change? Please don't bully me. I still have the power NOT to buy your books.


On to more important stuff!

Harlequin has done it again. Free books. Harlequin is giving away 16 free downloads in various romance sub genres in celebration of its 60th anniversary. No sign up necessary.


Walmart is giving away a free sample of Zyrtec. I haven't tried this allergy medicine yet, but Greg swears by it, and he is a veteran of sinus headaches. Click on the tab that says: Zyrtec 10mg Tablets and it will refresh with a radio button that says: Get a free sample.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Kaz Augustin said...

Hey, M! Those Harlequin freebies are old, in that I remember downloading them from an earlier Harlequin promotion. For Valentine's Day, I think ... maybe someone with a better memory can refresh mine.

So, (1) recycling freebies? From a company as big as Harlequin Mills & Boon? Eeew!

(2) They weren't that good, imo. I've read much better Harlequins than half of what I downloaded and I was disappointed with the overall quality. Considering this was/is/[will be in the future?] a major promotion of theirs, I thought they'd take care to put their best foot forward.

Marianne Arkins said...

Agree about politics and writing blogs, etc. I have very (VERY) strong views, but try not to discuss them on my blog. That's just not the place for it.

During the last election, there were several blogs that I'd read for years that I removed from my "follow" list because of their over-the-top political agenda.

Maria Zannini said...

Sorry, K. I just report 'em as they come in.

Maria Zannini said...

Marianne: Politics is a hot button for me. Like you, I've taken the especially obnoxious ones off my reader. And I wouldn't read their books if they were given to me.

I've noticed, especially among authors with a large following that they think of their followers as minions to be rallied for their agendas.

I am not a sheep and I am offended by authors who try to shove their opinions down my throat.