Amazon actually lets authors pick a price for the extra Kindle copy – from $0.99 to $2.99, or even free. Since the paperback version of my breeding anthology is $14.39 (btw, paper publishing is EXPENSIVE – any two short stories sold actually give me as much royalty as one paperback sale even at that price), I’ve priced the Kindle version as “free” for buyers of the paperback. This is retroactive too, so if you’re one of the folks who bought the paperback before, then enjoy your electronic version with my compliments.
What you get in the 2012 Anthology
Basically, you get everything I published in 2012, including a couple pieces I published in 2013 but had mostly written in 2012. Six stories in all, only one of which is available free. Buying them all individually would cost more than the paperback edition (and now you get a free Kindle edition along with the paperback). A list of the stories:
Progenitor: Women can’t resist him, but once he surrenders to their advances, their wombs swell rapidly with eggs, which they deliver in a matter of minutes. Other women are compelled to insert the eggs, carrying the fetuses within as a form of surrogacy to spread the next wave of human evolution.
Merlin’s Magic Wang: A magical ring made by Merlin falls into a college student’s hands, who quickly learns that it’s a portal into any woman he can clearly visualize. The bad news is that it’s addictive and malevolent, and he finds himself impregnating every woman he thinks of. What ulterior motive does it have for him, and can he stop? Does he want to?
Morgan’s Curse: Cursed by Merlin a thousand years ago to walk the earth and change bodies every time she has sex, and cursed with perfect fertility, Morgan Le Fay leaps at the chance to take her revenge on her nemesis while he’s weakened. She hopes to break her curse by killing Merlin.
Winning the Genetic Lottery: A bored trillionaire gives a billion dollars to a man who proposes a novel use for it: he’ll impregnate more women than any man in history! But one of his new staff has a secret: she harbors a secret pregnancy fetish, and she’s trying to get all her friends hired at his mansion!
Cupid’s Armorer: The Cupid division is about to be shut down, because bows and arrows can’t penetrate human hearts anymore. St. Michael recruits Clint Mauser, a deceased Army armorer, to re-equip the Cupids with guns. But when he meets his partner, the beautiful but damaged Bethany, his own heart comes into question.
She Only Wore a Shirt to the Funeral: A woman shows up to a funeral wearing a button-up shirt in place of a dress, and matters escalate until she seduces a man at the reception.
Splitting a Purchase
If you happen to have friends who’re into my stories (and I bet THAT’S a tough point to bring up in polite conversation!) I have precisely zero problems with you folks splitting a purchase. Buy the paperback, download the Kindle edition, sell the paperback at half price to your friend. Some folks automatically assume that authors have a problem with people doing this kind of thing, but I don’t. A paperback is a paperback, and it’s meant to be shared around. Do so with my blessing.