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Download “Helix” free During Read an E-Book Week

Book cover with title, "Helix," by Phyl Good

Book tablet with glasses lying on top of it, with caption "Read an e-Book Week"

Time to toot my own horn again. My novel, Helix, is available on Smashwords for USD $2.49. But this happens to be Read an E-Book Week, and the novel will be available for free all week!

All you need to do is go to the Helix page, click to download, and enter the code RW100. And that’s it!

Here’s the extended summary of what you’ll read:

If we suppress the impulses that inspire religious terrorism, do we also eliminate the spiritual impulses that lead to transcendent acts? Do they stem from the same source in the human soul, intertwining like the helix of our DNA, condemning us to an endless, deadly either/or choice?

Helix puts those questions to Peter Stewart, after the apparent suicide of his twin brother Jon. A century after the world was shaken by global religious wars, a United Nations government has brought peace by taking the teaching of religion out of the hands of families and spiritual institutions, controlling the doctrines taught in school, and not allowing children to declare or practise a religious preference until age 18. But Peter senses that the new peace stems from a deadness of spirit that has infected society, and he finds no inner resources to help him grapple with his twin’s death. Only when he discovers a “religious underground,” fighting to bring freedom of religious choice back to the world, does his own spirit seem to revive. But behind this movement looms the prospect of reintroducing the freedom to attack others in the name of one’s own spiritual beliefs. Peter’s exploration of censored history and his struggle with this either/or problem interweave with his ambivalence about the dangerous project of the religious underground throughout the novel.

Take advantage of this chance to save $2.49 and read Helix for free! Then tell your friends. 🙂

Book cover with title, "Helix," by Phyl Good

Read an E-book Week!

I could have sworn this came later in the year last year, because I thought I posted about it here, rather than at the other abominable site where I had my blog.

No matter! It’s Read an E-Book Week! It started yesterday, March 7th, and goes until March 13th. If you go to the E-Book Store on that website, you’ll see some of the participants who are offering books for the week. Some of the e-books are free, while others are, as the site says, “deeply discounted.” Many participants are offering a different free download each day during the week.

Many thanks to Graham Storrs, at whose website I discovered that it’s E-Book Week. And by the way, Graham’s got a science fiction e-book of his own on sale right now: TimeSplash. Go read an excerpt here, and then run, don’t walk, and buy a copy or two!

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