Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

A Special Gift for Christmas

The official release date for The Lesson Plan has been December 25 for a few weeks now. Although I’ll actually be uploading it to various retailers on the 23rd in the hopes of having it available for purchase by the 25th, I still consider the 25th to be the book’s true release date. And I’ve decided that, because the novella is coming out on Christmas Day, I wanted to do something special to launch it into the world. So, here’s what I’m doing:

On Christmas Day, if you come here to the blog, post will give you links to download a FREE copy of The Lesson Plan in whichever format you prefer: epub, mobi (Kindle) or PDF. Or even in all three, if you like :). That’s my gift to you, my readers. I’ll probably run the post for closer to 36 hours to give folks on both sides of the International date line the opportunity to do their downloading on Christmas Day in their part of the world.

So, just for taking a few minutes to hop on the Internet on Christmas (and you know you want to anyway, if only to avoid your crazy relatives for a few minutes ;)), you can have a free novella. Not too shabby, eh?

But wait…there’s more! I’ve also committed to donate $100 to my local food bank this year, but for each copy of The Lesson Plan that is downloaded from a different IP address while the post is up, I will donate an additional $1 up to a maximum of $400. This means that in addition to getting a free book for yourself, you’re also helping to feed three hungry people this holiday season. (I wish I could give to every food bank in every city, but that’s not really practical!)

So, remember, on Christmas Day, stop by http://www.jackiebarbosa.com, download your free copy of The Lesson Plan, and donate $1 to the San Diego Food Bank. It’s that simple :)!

Merry Christmas!


  • Rhianna Miller December 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    You’re awesome to do that on Christmas, If only there were more people who did it. We do about 500 including food/toys/clothes. Thanks.

  • Booklover1335 December 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    That is so generous of you Jackie! I’m sure the foodbank will be extremely happy to get as much help as they can get. And as for us readers, what a wonderful Christmas surprise 🙂

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