Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Free Books For Fans

I just finished writing Jack Daniels #6 (Cherry Bomb, coming July '09 from Hyperion) so now it's time to get back into promotion mode.

To kick things off, I've got a lot of free stuff to give away.

If you want one of these free books, email me. But there's a catch.

If I send you something free, you have to review it somewhere.

Your blog. MySpace.com. Amazon.com. BN.com. Facebook.com. Goodreads.com. Or any other public internet forum.

Fair enough? Okay, here's what I've got for you:


This is Jack's fifth adventure, coming out July 2008. It all takes place in an eight hour period. While Jack works a high-profile sniper case, someone from her past returns to kill her and everyone she cares about. The two stories converge in a knock-down, drag-out, free-for-all, which was a lot of fun for me to write.

I have ten copies. If you want one, and you love to plaster your reviews all over the Internet, drop me a line.


This is an anthology featuring Cullen Bunn, Rick R. Reed, David Thomas Lord, and me. My blurb on the back says, "JA Konrath's prose ranges from careless to wretched" - Kirkus.

I contributed three horror stories, one of which is a lengthy Harry McGlade novella.

Harry, as you may know, is a supporting character in the Jack books. He takes center stage here, with predictably gratuitous results.

This is one of the funniest, and most disgusting, things I've ever written.

If you love your horror books gross and laugh out loud, email me and tell me why I should give it to you. I only have one copy.

The rest of you should get your copies here:


The first edition printing is less than 300 copies, so act fast.

While you're at Horror Mall, you should also pick up my other Harry McGlade novella, SUCKERS, co-written with Jeff Strand. This is a signed, 100 page, limited edition hardcover. It's also gory, and funny, and very collectible. Buy yours here:



Want a free copy of the fourth Jack Daniels thriller?

If you buy a copy of the sci-fi horror anthology GRATIA PLACENTI, which featured my revolting little alien story THEM'S GOOD EATS, then you get a hardcover for free. First come, first serve. Go here for details:



The first Jack Daniels adventure. If you can read Italian, I have 7 copies available in oversized trade paperback of the Italian edition by Alacran Edizioni. Email me if you, or someone you know, knows Italian.

If you can't read Italian, you can still get Whiskey Sour for free. It's available as a free pdf download for reading on your computer, Sony E-reader, Amazon Kindle, cell phone, iPod, etc.

WHISKEY SOUR is available as a free download here:


Do you want more free Jack Daniels, along with other short stories?

I've got 55 short stories available for free on my website. They're in a collection called 55 PROOF, which features 13 Jack Daniels shorts and tie-ins, plus 42 other crime, horror, and humor stories.

I also have three full novels available as free downloads.

ORIGIN is a technothriller about a secret government compound where they're holding Satan. Mayhem ensues.

THE LIST is a cop thriller with a twist--the heroes and villains are modern day clones of famous historical figures. Mayhem ensues.

DISTURB is a horrific medical thriller, about a drug that replaces a full night of sleep. Mayhem ensues.

All of the above books are available for free here:


Does James Patterson give you free stuff? Does Dean Koontz? Stephen King? Dan Brown?

I'm sure they do. But I love you more than they do.


I get several requests per week from people who want to know where they can buy signed copies of JA Konrath books.

I encourage you to seek me out at a signing event, which are posted on my website. The next one will be on April 5th at Barnes & Noble, 13 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL, from Noon until 3pm. I'd love to see you there.

If you can't make it, you can order signed copies of all of my books (including the ones mentioned above that are free downloads) here:


As always, thanks for reading.


  1. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Free stuff...nothing better!

    I have a marketing degree, and am continually impressed and amazed at your promotional efforts and ideas. This blog should be required reading in all Marketing 101 courses! I'm not published yet, but your writing here has been an unbelievable resource for me.

  2. Sign me up for Fuzzy Navel ARC! I'll write and post reviews on my blog and Amazon and any other place I can think of!

    Email is megalion at gmail

  3. Anonymous12:48 PM

    I hear there's a scene-stealing, bit-part character who meets an untimely and unfortunate demise in FUZZY NAVEL.

  4. Anonymous12:53 PM

    I'll take the newest Jack novel, I'm a huge fan and will post a review on my website. Thanks.



  5. Please sign me up for the Fuzzy Navel ARC--I've been waiting way too long to read it. I'll be happy to review it on my blog and my MySpace, at least (and quite possibly FaceBook and Amazon, my next promo signups.

    I found your blog and web page, Joe, when I googled your name because I enjoy the Jack Daniels series.

  6. I bought a copy of LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO at the World Horror Convention this past weekend. Cullen Bunn is da man!!!

  7. Anonymous12:02 PM

    I will review/plug 'Fuzzy Navel' on 'Buzz, Balls & Hype' -- and do a companion Q&A about your upcoming marketing campagin -- if you send an ARC.

    --Gregory Huffstutter
    "The Ad Man Answers"


    I'd love a copy of your newest! I'll post a review on Barnes and Noble, amazon and on my website!


    Mary Duncan

  9. I love free stuff and I love books...so free books are great! Send me anything, and I'll review it, although I think I already reviewed "Dirty Martini" on my blog.

    I would prefer an arc of Fuzzy Navel. Sounds like a lot of fun.

    My old English professor speaks Italian so she might like a copy of the italian version of Whiskey Sour.


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  11. This is going to take me about a week to sort out.

    I've had over 200 requests so far, and overwhelmed doesn't even begin to describe it.

  12. Wow!

    **Not envying you sorting out your stuffed email inbox**

  13. Even you want to irritate Cat AND Ewoh...send me the advance copies ;) They'll both go thru the roof!

    Thank you for being YOU. I get a ton of ideas and just...positive vibes every time I read your posts.


  14. I've had over 200 requests so far, and overwhelmed doesn't even begin to describe it.

    You didn't see this coming?

  15. You didn't see this coming?

    Seeing a car coming at you before it hits doesn't mean it doesn't hurt when it hits.

  16. Just sent you another e-mail Joe, hope I'm one of the selected. Remember I'm your biggest fan! (300lbs.) :)

  17. BTW I went back and wrote about Whiskey Sour for my blog... and you commented on it! hahaha

    http://msamused.com but you commented on the mirrored post on LiveJournal.

    When I get a moment, I need to write about the other 3. I read them back to back in one night.

  18. OooooOoooo, free stuff. I'll review you! On my blog, Amazon & B&N.
    I've read your other books. They scare the hell out of me one minute and have me laughing the next. I've lost sleep reading them!
    Whoooo hoooo! More Jack Daniels! Who needs sleep anyway? Who can sleep with creepy people dropping poison on the fringes of your yard, crazy guy spritzing my produce with noxious spray, crazy families and food addicted cops...
    Ha! Sleep is for the weak.


Thanks for the comment! Joe will get back to you eventually. :)