My first novel, Skinny, is free.
Not for a limited time, not if you purchase all of my other books. It’s just free from me to you, and your friends, and your book club, and your youth group and your cousins, and whoever. Merry Christmas!
Why? You ask.
A really cool thing is happening. All three of the novels in my first series, the False Reflections Series, Skinny, Hot and Angry got a makeover, and they’re rereleasing.
Not familiar with the books? Here’s what people have to say about them:
The 'need' to be thin continues to plague American girls, and Laura Smith tackles this tough topic in her novel, Skinny, with thoughtfulness and style. Girls are going to relate to Melissa and her struggle to 'look good.' --Melody Carlson, best-selling author
Hot captures the struggles, temptations, trials and victories of a generation battling for purity. A great read for teens and parents! --National Director, Silver Ring Thing, Jason Burtt
In Angry, Smith writes as if she remembers her own teenage years, nailing the social drama, academic responsibilities and turbulent emotions of youth right on the head. --TotallyHer.com writer Melissa J. Carswell
What does a book makeover look like? First and most obvious the book gets a new cover. And I am so excited about these gorgeous new covers! They are a collaboration of two incredible talents--Kelci Alane Photography and Angela Designs. Take a look. I’d love to hear what you think about them.
But as we’ve always heard, you can’t judge a book by its cover. So, just because it looks different on the outside, is it different on the inside? Yes. And no. There has been such an amazing response to these books that I didn’t want to change anything about the characters or their stories. Even scenes I tinkered with deleting or adding I didn’t. I wanted to maintain the original stories. However, I did a few little updates to the text such as replacing flip phones with smart phones, but I promise they were minimal, and necessary.
The main difference you’ll find inside the books is the added bonus material. Now each book contains a Bible-based discussion guide in the end pages to facilitate and stimulate youth group, book clubs, classes and individual reflection. Each book also contains a sneak peek at the first chapter of another one of the books in the False Reflections series.
Enjoy your holiday shopping, but make sure you treat yourself too! For your FREE copy of Skinny on Kindle click here, or search it on iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Smashwords, etc., it's free everywhere! And please pass the freebie onto a friend or two or twelve. I hope you enjoy Melissa's story of finding her true beauty, and I pray it helps you discover yours.