If you head on over to Lora Leigh’s page on Macmillan’s website, there’s a place to sign up and receive a free, never-before-published short story from her Elite Ops series.
You do have to opt-in to the Lora Leigh newsletter from Macmillan but a free short story to promote her next book, Maverick, due out next month, is a smarty pants idea. I for one am a little intimidated by intricate military-based series that are already in progress, especially from an author I haven’t read, so having a short story to try the writer and the series out is just awesome sauce. Thanks, St. Martin!
ETA: Hold the phone here, Martin. Is this a PDF that I can only read online? Hm, no. It’s a PDF with DRM but I have been able to save it. DRM blows, Martin. I’ll buy you wine and tell you why. Call me.
ETA: NOW WAIT JUST A GODDAM MINUTE. This isn’t a short story! This is a chapter! A tease! A written trailer that has no story arc, no resolution, nothing resembling a “short story.” The only thing it is? SHORT. And a waste of my time. FAIL!