Calling a Code: Code Blues Free for Digital Book Day!
It’s Digital Book Day tomorrow!
In celebration, for the very first time, Code Blues e-book will be free on July 14th, 2014. To download it in the format of your choice, go to Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/81693?ref=melissayuaninnes) and enter the code GT24E.
Or download it directly from your friendly neighbourhood Kobo (http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/code-blues).
Make sure you go to the Digital Book Day website to download up to 407 books, completely free, in genres like mystery, thrillers, sf and romance. You have to page down for the literature, YA and non-fiction, but it’s there.
I know I’m working on Monday, but I’m going to try and get up early or stay up late so that I can gorge myself on words.
I’m happy to see that Code Blues is quite high up on the landing page. At the top of mystery-thriller are CJ Lyons, the pediatric emergentologist turned NYT bestseller who organized the entire shebang; JF Penn, thriller author, speaker, and publishing maven; and Bob Meyer, the only bestseller I know who used to be a Green Beret. But if you go down another four books, there’s me! Sometimes, the late bird does catch the worm!
Dr. Hope Sze rolls into Montreal with three simple goals: 1) survive her family medicine residency, 2) try pain au chocolat, 3) go on a date sometime in the next two years.
Then she discovers a doctor’s body in the locker room. When she tries to uncover his killer, two men dive in to help her.
The one man with charm to burn, the one man who makes her melt, has zero alibi. Code Blues.
Because medicine can be murder.
Written by an emergency physician trained in the crumbling corridors of Montreal, Canada.
And hey, if you’ve already paid full price for the first three Hope Sze novels, don’t be bitter. It just means that you’re helping to support an writer with two small children. Plus, if you bought them in paperback, you get 50% off the print version of Student Body, the brand new Hope novella, at our yoga-belly dancing-book launch September 20th.
The e-novella is on sale this summer for everyone, for 99 cents!
Snoopy dance! In a dignified doctor-y sort of way, of course.
A few reviews of Code Blues, to whet your appetite:
“Terrific fun.” –Veronica Hares, R.N.
“I had just finished a night shift. My boys were coming come on the school bus. And I could not put the flipping book down.” –D. Poilly, M.D.
(If any of you know Dr. Poilly, these are strong words!)
I really enjoyed this fast-paced mystery.
Having lived in Montreal, I found the references to the city hilarious as well as relevant.
Hope is a truly likeable and very realistic character-I will certainly be reading the next books in this series, and am looking forward to her developing comfort with the hospital and the city.
A lot of fun to read, and a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
This is a wonderful first entry into what promises to be an on-going mystery series.
There’s a murder and suspects and romance and a white-knuckle finish.
But what really makes this story work and stick with you isn’t all of the above, but the carefully drawn picture of its world and characters.
The protagonist is a new medical resident in the physically deteriorating Montreal anglophone medical system. The facilities are crumbling, and the author skillfully paints a series of characters whose walls are crumbling too. This is a novel partly concerned with boundaries: professional boundaries (when does a physician give ‘too much’), romantic boundaries, relationships that are too co-dependent or too enmeshed to be truly healthy, despite how compelling and driven the characters find them. The novel is partly a meditation on compulsion and addiction–when does the goal-directed driven nature required of medical students and doctors slip over the line from adaptive and necessary to harmful?
—Gregory L. Smith
You can also buy the print book from your friendly neighbourhood retailers, listed here. But I’ve got to give a special shout out to R&L’s Book Nook, which is hosting the Alexandria portion of Books & Bodies on September 20th.
Read, read, read!